LUXEMBOURG: ‘ Report says Luxembourg has some of the oldest first-time mums & lowest rates for first births in teenage mums ‘


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Luxembourg has among the oldest first-time mums in Europe, a report has found, ranking the Grand Duchy just behind Italy, Spain and Greece.

With 3.8 percent of first births recorded by women aged 40 and over, Luxembourg has the fourth highest proportion of older first-time mums in the EU, a 2013 Eurostat report suggests.

Only Italy (6.1 percent), Spain (5.1 percent) and Greece (4.1 percent) had a higher proportion of older first-time mums.

The report did not provide answers as to why the rate was so high in Luxembourg. But, one could speculate that it may have something to do with the desire among women to pursue a career in the financial center that is Luxembourg.

According to the report, Switzerland, which in some regions attracts a similar international population to Luxembourg, recorded an even higher rate with 3.7 percent of all first-time mums aged 40 or over.

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What Is The ‘Charlie Charlie Challenge?’


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What’s the Charlie Charlie Challenge and where did it come from?

The Charlie Charlie Challenge – or variants of it, known as the pencil game or Charlie pencil – has been around for some time. It’s claimed that the game is an old Mexican tradition, but there’s no information on that on the internet.  It seems to have been around for years before it took off this week.

To play the game, get a sheet of paper and draw two lines on it to make a cross, writes TYT Network.  Put a “yes” in the top right and bottom left hand corner, and a “no” in the remaining two.”

Chant the phrase “Charlie Charlie, can we play?” or “Charlie, Charlie, are you here?” If the top pencil moves to the word “yes” after the chant, a Mexican “demon” named Charlie has supposedly been called to answer questions, according…

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Number of NYC Apartments for Rent Above $50k/Month Triples Since ’08; 82% of U.S. Construction = Luxury Units


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Source: libertyblitzkrieg, by Michael Krieger

Screen Shot 2014-11-19 at 1.46.23 PMHere is good news for the plutocrat who wants to try out Manhattan’s ritziest neighborhoods before taking the multimillion-dollar plunge. The market for super-high-end rentals is booming, with plenty of enticing options for tenants of every taste.

In all, 82 apartments renting for at least $50,000 a month were listed on StreetEasy during the first three months of the year, more than triple the number listed in the first quarter of 2008. At lower thresholds, luxury listings are also on the rise. Apartments renting for more than $25,000 a month made up 0.95 percent of total inventory in the first quarter of 2015, up from 0.46 percent in the first quarter of 2008…

Of 370,000 multifamily rental units completed from 2012 to 2014 in 54 U.S. metropolitan areas, 82% were in the luxury category, according to CoStar Group Inc., a real-estate research firm. The firm defines luxury…

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‘Exceptionally dishonest’: Did Hillary Clinton forget she said this about illegal immigration? [video]


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Yesterday, the Fifth Circuit Court declined to lift a stay on President Obama’s immigration plan, and there can be no greater beacon of ethical integrity to come to the White House’s defense than Hillary Clinton:

Offering a rebuttal to Hillary Clinton is … Hillary Clinton from the recent past:

Hillary might wish she could have deleted that from YouTube along with the emails from her…

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