The Daily Populous

Monday May 3rd, 2021 evening edition

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How do the world’s top stars muster the poise and determination to stand on stage, despite the nerves and anxiety of having a bad performance?

For both Beyoncé and Adele, the secret has been the creation of an alter ego.

Beyoncé’s was the assertive and empowered ‘Sasha Fierce’, who allowed her to perform with extra self-confidence and sensuality.

Inspired by an emotional meeting with Beyoncé herself, Adele followed suit, telling Rolling Stone magazine in 2011 about her creation of ‘Sasha Carter’.

The persona was a combination of Beyoncé’s Sasha Fierce persona and the (real) country music star June Carter.

Adopting an alter ego is an extreme form of ‘self-distancing’, which involves taking a step back from our immediate feelings to allow us to view a situation more dispassionately.

It allows us to rein in undesirable feelings like anxiety, increases our perseverance on challenging tasks, and boosts our self-control. »

Germany busts international child porn site used by 400,000

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BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors announced Monday they have busted one of the world’s biggest international darknet platforms for child pornography, used by more than 400,000 registered members.

They also searched seven buildings in connection with the porn ring in mid-April in Germany.

The authorities said the platform was “one of the world’s biggest child pornography darknet platforms” and had been active at least since 2019. »

Ethereum breaks past $3,000 to quadruple in value in 2021

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A representation of virtual currency Ethereum are seen in front of a stock graph in this illustration taken February 19, 2021.

Ether , the token transacted on the ethereum blockchain, rose 3% on the Bitstamp exchange to $3,144.81 in morning deals in London.

"But as the rally has matured over the last six months, you have DeFi and a lot of DeFi is built on ethereum.". »

GameStop Expands Fulfillment Network with New Facility in York, Pennsylvania

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GRAPEVINE, Texas, May 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) (“GameStop” or the “Company”) today announced the expansion of its North American fulfillment network through its entry into a lease of a 700,000 square foot fulfillment center in York, Pennsylvania.

This facility is expected to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2021 and will support ecommerce and fulfillment needs.

The Company expects its fulfillment center in York, Pennsylvania will position it to grow product offerings and expedite shipping across the east coast. »