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WITH the number of hits that BTS has been receiving, the K-Pop group is surely living up to its hangul name which literally translates to Bulletproof Boy Scouts. Nothing seems to be stopping the seven-member hip hop sensation from Seoul, also known as the Bangtan Boys, from rising to the top. Its official music video for Blood, Sweat Tears, released earlier this week, reached more than six million views in less than 24 hours. At Press time, the music video had already went past the 12.3 million views mark. The catchy tune is the lead song from BTS’ second and latest studio album, Wings. Made up of fresh-faced 20-somethings — Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Rap Monster, Jimin, V and Jungkook — the group is no stranger …

Aerosmith announce 'farewell' Europe tour New York: Hard rock chart-toppers Aerosmith on Monday announced a “farewell” tour for 2017, although they stopped short of saying the shows will be their last. The nearly half-century-old band behind rock classics such as “Dream On,” “Walk This Way” and “Janie’s Got a Gun” said it would start the tour on May 17 in Tel Aviv. The Boston-bred group scheduled shows across Europe, including at a series of summer festivals, through July 5 in Zurich. The rockers in a statement said they would “embark up on this, their ‘farewell’ tour, saying ‘Aero-Vederci Baby!’” But the band, which recently completed a series of dates in Latin America, did not definitively say that the tour would be its last or announce dates for North...

Mi Casa: On fame and their quest to go international When the three of you started out, did you think you would get this far? We thought we would be this group that performs at corporate functions and sells only 5,000 CD copies. We never imagined what the bigger picture would look like. It is amazing that we are hitting the African market hard and have grown internationally. The love we are getting from Africa is so much, the collaborations with Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Sauti Sol and Eddy Kenzo are incredible... and there’s more to come. We are making amazing music and we are having fun on this journey. Did you also perform at weddings, like most bands do when they are building their careers? We did everything, we were joking the other day that the only place...

Feel the fear and ditch the clutter anyway, urges a professional organiser. Here's ... Ever been so overwhelmed by the amount of junk you have in a drawer or cupboard that you can't think where to start? Have you found yourself shutting the door (if you can get it closed) and walking away feeling disheartened? You're not alone – it's common for people to really struggle with getting rid of things they no longer need. Sometimes it's so hard that you don't start at all. Our clutter continues to pile up until our homes are no longer "living" spaces, they've become "storage" spaces. If you can understand why it's hard to let go of possessions you don't really need any more, it's easier to get on top of the problem. Here are four key reasons: 1.     A Yale University study found that...

Lorelai Gilmore is a single mom you actually want to be I have no idea what it’s like to be a single mom. (I don’t have children, and my own mother is married.) But as far as depictions of single moms on television, Lorelai Gilmore seems to be living the dream. Even though Rory’s father isn’t around much in early seasons, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) certainly is not raising Rory (Alexis Bledel) alone. The town of Stars Hollow and Rory’s grandparents add up to far more than a second parent. Lorelai has a career, without being a Miranda Hobbes-level workaholic. She has a love life, too, albeit a complicated one. And the only substance she’s addicted to (caffeine) is totally legal. If “Gilmore Girls” had started at the beginning — with 16-year-old Lorelai fleeing her parents’...

Kanye West hospitalized after meltdown West’s physical and mental strain was perhaps evident during his concert last Saturday, where insulted Beyonce, Jay Z and the music industry and then walked off the stage just 30 minutes into the gig After a bizarre rant onstage on Saturday and canceling his upcoming concert dates, Kanye West was hospitalised on Monday, after having a meltdown. A source claimed the Bound 2 rapper was suffering from exhaustion, saying, “He’s just exhausted. He’s been working around the clock on fashion design, both on his own line and the Adidas line. He’s a notorious workaholic, so balancing both that work, which is extremely important to him, and the rigors of the tour every night, it really wore him out.” The source added, however, that West’s condition was stable. The...

Kady Casullo finds joy in Make-A-Wish’s mission of lifting spirits of sick children Vegas Voices is a weekly question-and-answer series featuring notable Las Vegans.Kady Casullo wasn’t thinking about philanthropy after graduating from UNLV.Although she majored in criminal justice, Casullo found her passion working with data analytics company VizExplorer. “It sounds kind of boring, but I love it. I learn something new every day and it’s mentally challenging.”Years later, when she began looking into Make-A-Wish, her father’s friend June Drao, a longstanding Make-A-Wish volunteer, encouraged her to come onboard. Now 31, Casullo is Southern Nevada’s Make-A-Wish Volunteer of the Year. She also was honored alongside eight other charitable women at the Vegas Gives reception earlier this month, raising $11,335 in ticket sales as her charitable contribution to the event.We caught ...

Walk your way to a healthy heart Heart disease can be combated by implementing a simple walking regimen, Binghamton University in the US said in a press release on Monday, citing research by the institution. For the study, “Walking for Heart Health: A Study of Adult Women in Rural New York”, researchers analysed data from a group of 70 women. They found that moderately intensive walking improves cardiovascular risk factors in the short term. The subjects were tested as part of their volunteer participation in a community walking programme. They were given programmable pedometers to wear for waking hours over a 10-week period and asked to walk briskly for at least 150 minutes per week. Two days later, they returned to record pretest data. Subsequently, a web-based risk assessment tool was used to determine their...