Google declares Children's Day doodle winner in India

Google will showcase a picture drawn by an 11-year old Indian girl as its doodle on Children’s Day (November 14) in India.

Sixth-grade student Anvita Telang won the National Doodle4Google competition, the company said today. Her drawing, titled, "If I could teach anyone anything, it would be" received over 100,000 votes over the past 10 days.

Telang, a student at Vibgyor High School, Pune, illustrated greeneries, water, water life, balloons and other pleasantries in her picture with the message that people should try to enjoy every moment. 

Google has run competitions for its doodles (the special picture with a message you see above the homepage search bar) since 2009 in India. In a press statement, the company said with this program it aims to "celebrate and promote creativity, passion, and imagination in our younger users."

Several other participants were also praised for their submissions. Some of their entires portrayed the significance of Indian classical dance, sign languages, gardening and books. Indian school kids routinely show an immense interest in Google’s competition.

Google said kids from over 50 cities participated this year. "It’s heartening to see the messages that these young minds wish to communicate with such creativity. It was a tough competition," said Sapna Chadha, the head of marketing at Google India. 

Millennials are pushing coffee demand to an all-time high

Over the years, coffee consumption has become a crucial part of the millennial identity.

Whether it's used to fuel an early morning wake-up, a late night of working or simply to inspire some extra likes on their Instagram accounts, there's no denying that today's young adults are seriously immersed in the coffee craze.

In fact, a new report from Bloomberg shows that millennials have grown so accustomed to their daily caffeine kick that their massive consumption of coffee has pushed global demand to a record high.

According to Chicago-based researcher Datassential, people aged between around 19 to 34 currently make up about 44 percent of the U.S. coffee demand. Surprisingly, during the past eight years, while millennial coffee consumption increased, coffee consumption in adults 40 and older saw a significant decrease.  

Joe DeRupo, Director of External Relations & Communications at the National Coffee Association U.S.A. (NCA) told Mashable that their annual market research confirms "coffee consumption among millennials is growing faster than any other segment." 

Since Gilmore Girls hit Netflix and the Pumpkin Spice Latte took over Fall, caffeine has made its way into the hearts of America's youth - and the habit seems to be starting at a younger age than ever before.
Datassential's research showed that younger millennials born after 1995 began guzzling coffee at just 14.7 years old, whereas older millennials, born around 1982, began caffeinating at 17.1 years. In some extreme cases, it was even discovered that caffeine consumption started under the age of ten.

William Tuesca, a 21-year-old junior at Parsons School of Design in New York told Bloomberg that he first started drinking coffee when he was ... drumroll, please ... five years old. Five years old. Some five-year-olds aren't even allowed to indulge in carbonated beverages, let alone caffeine.

Tuesca explained that his early exposure to the dark stimulant resulted in him now drinking an average of two to three cups a day. "In school, drinking coffee is also like a fashion symbol and an opportunity to socialize,” he said.

The NCA's 2016 report provided to Mashable found that some of the top reasons 2016 consumers drink coffee are: to wake up, warm up, get a quick energy boost or just plain treat themselves. 

Coffee supplies around the world meanwhile are tightening. Bloomberg reported that as consumption continues to increase, production from places like Brazil, the world’s biggest coffee producer and exporter, is dwindling as a result of drought.

The robusta coffee crop has been affected, pushing roasters towards arabica beans instead. Stockpiles have also fallen since July while demand is showing no signs of slowing.

All this poses the question: how would millennials survive without coffee?

Well Tuesca apparently wouldn't. He told Bloomberg he would rather give up chocolate than go without his beloved beverage. "Chocolate is like a paramour with whom you have good moments," he said. "But coffee is like the spouse or girlfriend that you want with you every day."

To millennials, it seems, coffee is synonymous with love.

Muslim women are scared to wear the hijab in public after Trump win

LONDON — The world has woken up to the news that Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States.

While many are celebrating Trump's victory right now, some Muslim women are expressing fear that they may be targeted by hate crime.

In December 2015, Trump called for a total ban on Muslims entering the U.S., making reference to claims some American Muslims support violence against the United States.

Many have taken to social media to warn Muslim women not to wear the hijab, niqab or burka in public, citing the 41 percent rise in race and religious hate crimes following the Brexit referendum on European Union membership.

Some people have shared the advice given to them by family members. One Muslim woman in the U.S. tweeted that her mother had texted her advising her not to wear the hijab in public.

Some gave advice to those who don't feel safe to wear the hijab in their area.
Others took to Twitter to warn about a potential rise in hate crime following the election.
Others have urged people not to stand by if they see any violence directed towards Muslim women.
Their fears have sparked an outpouring of support and solidarity on Twitter.
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