Experian North America launches groundbreaking initiative to accelerate financial inclusion in underserved communities

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Inclusion Forward – Experian Empowering Opportunities™ helps clients advance diversity goals by creating greater and more affordable credit access

Leading information services company Experian today announced the launch of Inclusion Forward – Experian Empowering Opportunities™, a first-of-its-kind initiative to help clients identify and directly support underserved and vulnerable communities. Inclusion Forward™ harnesses Experian’s data, analytics and technology to help clients create and provide more affordable credit access. “At Experian, we believe every consumer deserves access to fair and affordable […]

Flying Reptile Fossil Seized By Police In Brazil Is Most Complete Ever Found

A police raid in São Paulo, Brazil, eight years ago led to the discovery of best-preserved flying reptile fossil ever recorded. The nearly complete skeleton of Tupandactylus navigans, which lived in the Early Cretaceous period more than 100 million years ago, had a preserved skull and postcranium. “We described the most complete tapejarid fossil from Brazil, a partially articulated skeleton […]

Some U.S. Lawmakers Want Fewer Nukes, But Russia’s ‘Gray Area’ Strategy Draws Concern

As Congress is set to debate whether to build a new generation of nuclear weapons, a conference halfway around the world is shining a light on how adversaries like Russia are attempting to circumvent the United States’ worldwide influence and conventional military dominance. When the U.S. House of Representatives moves forward with a defense spending bill next week, one of […]

Blind Musician Not Seeking A ‘Pity Party’  — Just Wants To Create Authentic Music

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Glaucoma took a young Jaleel Knight’s eyesight but not his ability to chase his musical dreams. He overcame being bullied, knowing that his journey would not be easy. But it never deterred him. One of the hottest young artists in the game, Knight’s pursuit of his passion outweighed being visually impaired. In 2019, he released his “My Point of View” […]

Grab Your Birthday Suit: France, US, Israel Among Top Skinny-Dipping Spots

The naked truth is that Israeli recently captured sixth place on a list of the world’s top skinny-dipping spots. Israel, with its Middle Eastern location, conservative populations and primness when it comes to all things topless, beat countries such as the United Kingdom, Italy and Greece. The ranking was carried out by Outforia, a UK-based, self-proclaimed “go-to resource for all […]

VIDEO: A-Pine-dectomy Anyone? Trainee Doc’s Surgery On Fruit And Vegetables

A French medical student is “operating” on food on TikTok — and millions have watched him. Surgeons often practice complex procedures on fruit, but Robin Goncet added a backstory. He draws faces on them, creates a narrative, and fills their insides with the “organs” prepped for an operation. Then he produces videos in which he performs surgical operations with pinpoint […]

Negative Perception Of Leisure Directly Linked To Higher Stress, Depression: Study

WASHINGTON — Thinking of leisure as wasteful and unproductive activity leads to feelings of dissatisfaction, higher stress, and depression, new research led by Ohio State University suggests. The study was published in the “Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.” In a series of studies, researchers examined the effects of a common belief in modern society that productivity is the ultimate goal and […]

VIDEO: You Want Flies With That? Paragliding Chef Cooks Cheeseburger At 2,000ft

An unusual flight gives new meaning to dining al fresco. A chef heated a grill and cooked a cheeseburger on it while paragliding at close to 2,000 feet above the southern coast of Turkey on Aug. 16. Chef Yigit Ugur Aydal wanted to paraglide over the lake at Seyhan Dam in Menekse in the district of Saricam. So he contacted […]

Tokyo Paralympics 2020 Participation In Record Numbers, Most Women In Games’ History 

TOKYO — A record number of athletes will be participating in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games this year. More female athletes than ever before will line up at the postponed Games, which open Aug. 24. Host nation Japan has the most athletes at the Games with 254, nearly double their delegation at Rio 2016. In total, 4,403 athletes (2,550 male/1,853 female) will […]

Indians Vaccinated In Saudi Arabia Can Now Skip Quarantine Upon Arrival

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Riyadh has done away with the quarantine requirement for returnees from India who have been vaccinated in Saudi Arabia, according to the Indian embassy. “Embassy is pleased to inform that Saudi Authorities have announced that Indian nationals who have traveled to India after receiving both doses of the vaccine in Saudi Arabia will be able to […]