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‘A curse will fall on all of them’: Hundreds rush to climb Uluru for final time

‘A curse will fall on all of them’: Hundreds rush to climb Uluru for final time

World
Hundreds of tourists have flocked to Australia's Uluru to take part in the final climb at the sacred site.The giant red monolith, formerly known as Ayers Rock, will be permanently off limits after Friday following a decades-long fight by indigenous people to close the trek. Long queues of tourists formed early on Friday ahead of the ban but strong winds meant visitors were initially stopped from making an early morning climb. Image: Uluru is a symbol of the Australian outback Image: Tourists line up to climb the giant red monolith early on Friday Authorities said they would reassess during the day whether or not to reopen.The UNESCO World Heritage-li...
7 in 10 Americans have cried over money. Here’s what to do if you’re one of them

7 in 10 Americans have cried over money. Here’s what to do if you’re one of them

Finance
Don Bayley | iStock / 360 | Getty ImagesYou've heard that you shouldn't cry over spilled milk. But what about money?A new study from CompareCards.com found that about 7 in 10 Americans have shed tears about their finances.Debt is the biggest source of stress, according to the survey, with 31% saying household debt caused them to shed tears, and 20% saying credit card debt made them cry.Other sources of worry include unemployment, for 15% of those surveyed; cost of living issues, such as meeting rent or mortgage payments, 14%; and tight budgets, 14%.More from Personal Finance:Here are steps you can take to protect your side hustle How retirees can make required minimum distributions pain free Here's why you should buy life insurance when you are youngThe online survey was conducted in Sept...
Angelina: Strong women ‘learn from men around them’

Angelina: Strong women ‘learn from men around them’

Entertainment
Angelina Jolie has championed the role men can play in shaping the personalities of young girls.The actress, who stars in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, also said female characters in films should not have to be portrayed as physically tough in order to be considered strong."I think that, so often, when a story's told which says 'this is a strong woman', she has to beat the man, or she has to be like the man, or she has to somehow not need the man," Jolie told journalists at the film's launch.Referring to her own character in the film and Princess Aurora, played by Elle Fanning, Jolie said: "We both very much need and love and learn from the men. "And so I think that's also an important message for young girls, to find their own p...
1 in 5 college students are parents. Schools could be doing more to help them

1 in 5 college students are parents. Schools could be doing more to help them

Finance
Bronsyn Foster's 8-year-old son wondered why his mother was still in school."He said, 'Why couldn't you just finish school before you had me?'" said Foster, now 48. "It's hard for a little kid to understand why you can't be around more often."Yet he was one of the main reasons she was, at nearly 40-years-old, back in the classroom. After the single mother was laid off from her job as a graphic designer at a newspaper during the Great Recession, her path forward was a giant question mark. She had dropped out of college years before. And so, in 2009, she enrolled at the University of Washington to become a speech language pathologist."I was worried if I didn't finish my degree, I'd never have a job that paid enough to take care of the both of us," Foster said.Bronsyn Foster and her son at a ...