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    PLENTY of the home hacks on TikTok are meant to get your house cleaner than ever before, while requiring less time, money, and effort. But the biggest trend on CleanTok right now could seriously damage your home, if it doesn't hurt you first. 1A TikTok cleaning trend can put you at major risk, experts warnCredit: Getty You'll find the new trend under the hashtag #ProductOverload, and it's exactly what it sounds like. Cleaning fans pour and pump household cleaners into their toilets, showers, sinks, and other stain-prone areas, creating pretty swirls of foam and fluid. But the home pros at Good Housekeeping warn that the camera-ready product combinations can do more harm than good. "Some of these videos show thick sludges of mixed products that can easily settle in, clog pipes, and cause blockages," said Carolyn Forté, executive director of the Good Housekeeping Institute's Home Care & Cleaning Lab. READ MORE HOME TIPSTrash trick I spotted a clever hack in hospital - now I’ll never change the bin another way'CHEMICAL BURNS' I’m a doctor and here’s the cleaning TikTok hack...
    AN expensive piece of jewelry isn’t automatically elegant, according to one woman. Is it possible your jewelry pieces are making a statement that takes away from an appearance of luxury and class? 3An elegance coach named Karina shows what tacky jewelry looks like in her opinionCredit: TikTok/millidollarlady 3She doesn't approve of any jewelry that looks clunky, even if it's expensiveCredit: TikTok/millidollarlady TikToker and elegance coach Karina posted a video with her advice about jewelry choices. She claims to be a “million dollar lady” who knows the ins and outs of style, fashion, and etiquette. At the beginning of her video, she shows pictures of jewelry she doesn’t think women should wear on a daily basis. In her opinion, clunky jewelry is tacky jewelry — even if it’s gold and silver. Read More About EleganceACCESSORY ETIQUETTE I’m an elegance coach – wearing a common summer staple can appear rudeCHEAP IMPROVEMENTS I’m an elegance coach – 5 ways to look expensive without spending money Her first bad example is of a woman wearing a gold watch surrounded by gold bracelets covered in...
    YOU could afford outlandishly expensive things with the Mega Millions jackpot, including a trip to space. The Mega Millions jackpot has been steadily increasing from its $20million starting position since April. 3The massive $1billion Mega Millions jackpot could make you richer than Kylie JennerCredit: Getty 3You could also afford a journey with Jeff Bezos's company Blue OriginCredit: The Mega Agency 3The tickets have ranged from $0 to $30millionCredit: Alamy If last night's jackpot had been won, it would have been the third-largest payout in the 20-year history of the game with a prize of $830million and a cash option worth $487.9million. Now, the wildly huge $1billion dollar prize could make you richer than social media mogul and businesswoman Kylie Jenner. The 24-year-old, who was born August 10, 1997, has a whopping net worth of $700M (around £508million). This fortune has mainly been a makeup mogul. read more on mega millionsCHA CHING Winning numbers of last night's drawing revealed - did anyone win jackpot?TICK TOCK The latest times to buy Powerball and Mega Millions tickets revealed You could also change up your...
    SOCIAL Security recipients are expected to see a major increase in benefits next year. As inflation continues to rise, the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) typically rises with it. 1The COLA increase could be as high as 10.8% CBS reported that the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is predicting next year’s COLA bump to be anywhere between 7.3% and 10.8%. Since the average monthly Social Security check is roughly $1,658, the 10.8% boost would raise checks to $1,837.  If the increase is 8%, the average check would be about $1,790.  Once the increase takes effect in December of this year, new benefits should be paid out beginning in January 2023.  Read More on Social SecurityPAYDAY TIME Three payments worth up to $4,194 start going out in daysSURPRISE CHANGE The two surprises that will lower Social Security benefits by $100s Until then, here are three ways retirees can increase their checks. 1. Work over 35 years Benefits are based on the highest 35 years of earnings. Typically, at the start of your earning years, you may not have a large...
    WE'VE spent the entire year yearning for the days of suntan lotion and shorts, but now that the heatwave has hit, we're all desperately trying to cool down. In the midst of a UK heatwave, we're all desperately trying to cool down enough to get a good night's sleep and for some, kicking off the duvet just isn't good enough. 1Make sure your fan is rotating anti-clockwise to maximise your coolnessCredit: Getty If you need a little something extra to help you stay cool in the heat, we have a great tip for you. When using a fan to help you chill out, set it to anti-clockwise and you will feel far cooler. Doesn't sound like it would make a difference does it? But in fact it does. Fan experts Delmar Fans explained that the anti-clockwise blade rotation pushes the cool air down to the floor. Read More Heatwave TipsHOT DOG I'm a dog expert - owners must follow my 5 tips to keep their pets cool in heatwave Next the cooler air will evaporate sweat and create...
    TIKTOK has developed a new 'Clear Mode' function that will limit distractions on the app. The popular social media platform TikTok has been working on some new features for its 1 billion users. 1TikTok has been developing a new 'Clear Mode' that will limit distractions on the appCredit: Getty One new tool is 'Clear Mode', which reportedly removes usernames, captions, and audio buttons from the interface. Users can also hide likes, comments, and shares for even cleaner scrolling, per Tech Crunch. TikTok, based in China, is testing the features on select users to see if it can better provide a distraction-free experience. The new setting has been spotted by several TikTokers and highlighted on Twitter by social media consultant Matt Navarra.  Read more on TikTokFINAL ADVENTURE Dora the Explorer fans discover 'how she died' after shock TikTok trendGAME OVER I’m a gamer – if I had $1 every time men asked me the same question, I’d be rich In a tweet, Navarra shared screenshots of 'Clear Mode' from his TikTok account's interface. Per the images, users who have...
    WITH the price of used cars peaking, it's more important than ever to take good care of your vehicle to help it last as long as possible. But your bad habits may be doing real damage to your car - and you may not even know it. 1These ten tips can help your vehicle last longer and cleaner By refraining from these ten tips, provided by Motor Biscuit, you can be doing your car a big favor. 1: Driving on 'empty' With all-time high gas prices, you might be tempted to keep driving on low fuel. Doing this regularly, however, can damage your car. The gas in your vehicle's fuel tank chills the fuel pump, making it better to have gasoline full, per MoneyWise. Constant low fuel can cause too much heat, and may even lead to a misfire, hesitation, or poor fuel economy. Read More on Car TipsEXHAUST ALL OPTIONS I'm a car expert and here are 6 tips for finding cheaper vehiclesDRIVE DOWN COSTS I'm a car expert - here are six tips for saving gas...
    STACK your savings at Target for big-ticket items to get them for hundreds less than at other stores. Even if you're not tying the knot or expecting, a wedding or baby shower registry can save 15 percent off any items you add to the list. 1Target lets shoppers stack coupons for ultimate savingsCredit: Getty After the date the registry ends, Target will give you a 15 percent off coupon for the remaining items. The best part is Target lets shoppers stack coupons. That 15 percent off can be combined with the 5 percent off you get when shopping with the Target RED Card to boost your savings even more. Although some exclusions do apply, if you buy an item and within 14 days it gets marked down, Target will refund you the difference. Go even further by bringing your own bags. Target will give shoppers 5 cents off for each reusable bag they bring to the checkout. READ MORE ON TARGETHAPPY SHOPPING I used to work at Target - here's a little-known trick to save...
    (CNN)You are walking slowly through a forest with birds gently chirping around you. The wind glides through the trees, and you bend down to scoop up some earth, noticing the aroma. Relaxed yet?That sensory experience is an example of a forest bath, a practice that has been shown in about 20 studies to improve mental and physical health, and it has become a prescribed treatment for stress-related conditions in Japan, according to Kirsten McEwan, an associate professor and research psychologist at the University of Derby in the United Kingdom.Spending any time in nature is a great way to improve your mental health, and the ideal amount of time is about 120 minutes a week, said health and environmental psychologist Mathew White, a senior scientist at the University of Vienna. That may sound like a lot, but you don't have to do it all at once."Just having those micro moments of life in nature, whether it is just 5 or 10 minutes a day building up to that 120 minutes, it all has massive benefit," McEwan said.Read MoreForest bathing can add...
    YOUR smartwatch could tell you if you have Omicron even before you get symptoms. Scientists have found heart rate changes in response to infection - and most wearables track this every day. 1You could one day use your wearable heath tracker to spot Covid before it makes you unwellCredit: Alamy It could alert somebody they may be infected with Covid in the days before their symptoms start, preventing further spread of the virus.  A University of Michigan study examined heart rate data from more than 100 college students between 2019 and 2021, when various Covid strains grew into circulation. Most wore Fitbits, which are one of the most popular wearables used by millions. Participants included those who reported a Covid-positive test and had wearable data from 50 days before symptoms started to 14 days after.  Read more on coronavirus VIRAL RISK Warning to over 50s who had Covid in last 6 months over risk of another virusSNEEZY DOES IT The most common symptom people with Omicron have right now revealed The researchers found various factors changed in the lead...
    Quitting smoking could give you an extra five years of healthy life, researchers said today. Dutch cardiologists claim the benefits of kicking the habit are even bigger than they previously thought. The study involved nearly 1,000 smokers who had recently had a heart attack or bypass surgery but didn't actually track participants.  Instead, academics just relied on a mathematical model to calculate the effects of giving up cigarettes. They claimed giving up smoking was, theoretically, just as effective as taking three types of heart medications. Smoking is responsible for half of all avoidable deaths in smokers, with half of those caused by cardiovascular disease. Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including tar and others that can narrow arteries and damage blood vessels, leading to heart problems.  Around 6.9million Britons smoke but more than half say they want to quit. In the US there are 34.1million smokers.   Dutch researchers found the benefits to the heart of giving up smoking could be larger than previously thought RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next E-cigarettes are NOT helping people...
    SAVING money can be hard, especially when it's so easy to transfer it back from one banking app to another when you're out and about. This Aussie money saving pro decided to make saving a little more fun and a little less easy to dip into your savings when you're on the move. 2The clever tip is great for a specific savings goal or a rainy day fundCredit: @emlucin/Tiktok Em Lucin recently shared her clever trick on TikTok and it's so easy to do. All you need for the hack is some fun coloured post-it notes, two cardboard boxes and some pens of your choosing. You can decorate the boxes to match the theme of what you are saving for, or just write your goal on the top. Read more money saving hacksPENNY PINCH People share cheeky ways they save money, from bringing own teabags to cafesLENT A HAND I’m a money saving expert - how you can save £300 in just 40 days Simply put a number between one and 100 on each post-it and fold them up in...
    The 49ers haven’t had a practice in 25 days, yet Trey Lance has either solidified himself as the quarterback in 2022 or he’s simply not ready when the alternatives include Jimmy Garoppolo and Tom Brady. In this corner is ESPN’s Adam Schefter Wednesday on the Ari Meirov NFL Show podcast. Schefter says “not so fast” on assumptions that Garoppolo is out the door, even though the quarterback seemed to indicate as much at his postseason press conference. “I’m just telling you that Trey Lance was probably further behind than people realized,” Schefter said. “And they have a roster that can win now.” Then there is Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, who told NBC Sports Bay Area last week that Lance is on schedule to be the quarterback after sitting for a year as the No. 3 pick in the NFL Draft. “I’ve heard great stuff about him, honestly, Glazer said on Feb. 16 on the 49ers Talk podcast with Matt Maiocco. “I’ve heard they love him. They’re enamored with him. He does some things in practice...
    ONE sign you've been infected with Omicron could crop up before you even start to feel rough. This key symptom is actually something you and others might be able to hear. 2Your first symptom of Omicron could be something you hear before you feel illCredit: Getty - Contributor You might not even realise you're ill until someone points out that you have a croaky or hoarse voice. At this point you should think "time for a test", as a sore throat is one of the most commonly reported Covid symptoms at the moment. The symptoms associated with Omicron are the sort that could go undetected as they may present as a cold or a little niggle. Omicron is milder than other strains, especially in the vaccinated, so isn't hitting people as hard when infected. While most people won't think anything of a snuffly nose or a sore throat, it's important if you think you could have Omicron you get a test and isolate. This is to to avoid spreading the illness to more vulnerable people. Most read in Health NewsLIFE-CHANGING...
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr., nephew of former President John F. Kennedy and son of former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, is facing backlash for telling a crowd of anti vaccine mandate protesters that life was like 'Hitler's Germany.'  Kennedy and Informed Consent Action Network founder Del Bigtree were among big names who addressed the rally Sunday morning. Around 20,000 people were expected to attend the demonstration, with reports of the crowd ranging from several thousand to the Daily Caller's 30,000. 'Americans want democracy back, and this rally is a demand by Americans to get their democracy back,' Kennedy said of the rally, according to WUSA9.     Kennedy compared the plight of the vaccine-adverse to that of Anne Frank on Sunday, saying that 'even in Hitler's Germany, you could hide in the attic like Anne Frank did.' RFK Jr. was shellacked on social media for his take, including one tweet from the Auschwitz Memorial. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks at a rally and march protesting vaccine mandates on the National Mall in Washington DC on Sunday. Kennedy used an analogy to the Holocaust...
    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. spoke at an anti-vaccine rally in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, spewing an incredible array of conspiracy theories, including comparing those who defy vaccine mandates to Jews hiding from Nazi genocide during the Holocaust. Yes, really. “Even in Hitler’s Germany, you could cross the Alps into Switzerland, you could hide in an attic like Anne Frank did,” Kennedy told the rally audience. “I visited in 1962 East Germany with my father, and met people who had climbed the wall and escaped, so it was possible — many died doing it, but it was possible.” Anne Frank, her mother Edith, father Otto, and older sister Margot lived with four other Jews to hide from the Nazis in a cramped attic annex above the Amsterdam factory where her father had worked, until they were discovered, arrested, and sent to concentration camps. Otto Frank was the only member of the immediate family to survive. Anne and Margot died at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in early 1945. It is not possible to determine an exact date and cause of death, but...
    THREE quarters of us say we need a mood boost in January. We crave daylight at this time of year, but in the absence of that, Yasmin Harisha and Claire Dunwell bring you ten easy ways you can cheer yourself up in just 30 seconds. 11Three quarters of us say we need a mood boost in JanuaryCredit: Getty Eat a banana 11Bananas are our most popular fruit and they are high in the hormone serotoninCredit: Getty NANAS are our most popular fruit and they are high in the hormone serotonin, which helps to improve mood and reduce anxiety. The fruit also contains the amino acid tryptophan as well as vitamins A, and B6 – with the latter also linked to the same happy-helping hormone. Take a sip of tea 11Aussie boffins found that a cuppa perks you up thanks to the amino acid theanineCredit: Getty - Contributor THERE’S nothing better than a cuppa to perk you up and much of the reason is thanks to the amino acid theanine in the drink. Mixed with caffeine, theanine boosts brain activity, mood...
    A man wears a 'Q' sign decorated with stars and stripes at a QAnon event The Anti-vaxx Chronicles aren’t going anywhere, but it gets to be a grind sometimes. So I will occasionally mix it up with Parler Watch, exploring other conservative media outlets. Reddit’s r/ParlerWatch subreddit tracks the ridiculousness and is the source of all material I pull. You’re in luck today—you get to learn about the NESARA conspiracy theory, and the poor saps who fall for this crap! NESARA started life innocuously enough as a proposed bill, submitted by a random guy in Louisiana named Harvey Francis Barnard; it would replace the national income tax with a national sales tax, among other reforms. He self-printed 1,000 copies of the book in 1996 and titled it “Draining the Swamp: Monetary and Fiscal Policy Reform.” You see where this is going, right?  Anyway, he sent those copies to elected officials in D.C., convinced that it was so self-evidently brilliant that it would easily become  Those officials threw the books out, almost assuredly unread. But an online conspiracy theorist named Shaini Candace Goodwin, known online...
    A NAIL technician has revealed that your nails could reveal whether you’ve got underlying health conditions - and two of her clients found out they had tumours, all because of their nails. Nail technician Megan shared six different things to look out for on your nails and each thing could indicate a different health condition you didn’t know you had. 3Thin dark lines on the nail can indicate possible melanomaCredit: TikTok 3Clubbed nails can indicate lung or heart problemsCredit: TikTok DARK LINES Megan said that thin, dark lines coming from the root of the nail to the tip could indicate broken blood vessels, psoriasis, or even melanoma.  In a recent video, she said: “We posted a photo on our salon instagram of all the different signs on your nails and what they mean. “One of our clients was prompted to go and see her GP and came back to us. “She had a line, a dark line, coming from the roots of her nail down to the tip and it basically cracked a little bit at the end and never...
    SUPERSTAR Adele has revealed she found it tough to talk about her divorce from Simon Konecki with eight-year-old son Angelo. The singer, 33, who is now dating sports agent Rich Paul, 39, said: “My son has had a lot of questions. Really good questions, really innocent questions, that I just don’t have an answer for.” 2Author Tanith Carey reveals how best to communicate with a child when a relationship breaks upCredit: Getty 2Adele has revealed she found it tough to talk about her divorce from Simon Konecki with eight-year-old son AngeloCredit: Alamy She added that he once asked, “Why can’t you still live together?” Adele said her new album, 30, is in part an explanation to Angelo about why she chose to “dismantle his entire life” in pursuit of her own happiness. Figures show around half of parents split up. Author Tanith Carey reveals how best to communicate with a child when a relationship breaks up. TWO TO SIX: Never say that mummy and daddy don’t love each other WHILE grown-ups know that relationships are complicated, young children will...
    CLEANING the house is something we personally have fit around a million other daily tasks... which is why it's always a bit of a rushed job. Take vacuuming for example - in order to get it over with as quickly as possible, we refuse to move from the spot and just reach over to cover all those tricky spots. 8Osteopath Anisha Joshi has revealed the household tasks that could damage your backCredit: @osteoanisha/Instagram 8She recommends not straining with the vacuumCredit: @osteoanisha/Instagram Well it looks like our lacklustre approach has finally caught up with us - as osteopath Anisha Joshi has warned it could be doing us a far bit of damage in the long-term. Earlier this week, the expert shared the top four household tasks that could damage your back if you're not careful. She captioned her viral Instagram reel: "Over the last 13 years that I’ve been a qualified osteopath I’ve seen soooo many of you come in after cleaning the house and ‘pulling something’ or ‘straining something’. "You’d never think that hoovering, cleaning the bath or ironing could...
    A NETFLIX expert thinks the platform might need to offer a lower priced option that features adverts if it wants to compete with rivals. That would means users who don't want ads in their movies and TV shows would have to pay for a more expensive subscription. 2A Netflix analyst thinks the streaming service will need to include ads for some customersCredit: AP Analyst Michael Nathanson of MoffettNathanson Research sent a note to his clients explaining that Netflix may have to offer a subsidised ad subscription. Streaming services like Paramount+ and Hulu already have an option like this but Netflix has always stayed away from including adverts. According to NextTV, Nathanson's note side: "Although Netflix management continues to strongly dismiss the idea of advertising, we think that view will be seen as a strategic mistake if future rates of subscriber growth start to fall short of Street expectations."  Experts think Netflix stays away from ads largely because it doesn't want to spend money tracking its users for advert purposes and doesn't want to get involved in the privacy issues that come...
    Most of us can differentiate between foods that are good for us, and those so empty in nutritional value they are simply on a fast track to our hips. But evidence is emerging that when we eat can be as important as what we put in our mouths. Irregular mealtimes are thought to contribute to diseases such as high blood pressure and obesity — so much so that scientists in China suggest that eating the right food at the 'right' time of day may reduce the risk of an early death by up to a third. Their study found that making the wrong dietary choices increased participants' chances of dying of cancer or heart disease by more than half — and recommended plenty of fruit for lunch and a vegetable-based dinner. So what should we eat and drink — and at what time — to look, feel and function at our best? ANTONIA HOYLE investigates the best way to eat and drink in our hour-by-hour guide. Most of us can differentiate between foods that are good for us, and...
    FAMILIES could receive a monthly payment worth up to $300 from next month even if lawmakers in Congress do not vote for another round of stimulus payments. There have been three rounds of checks since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic but Biden appears to reluctant to introduce more rounds of extra cash. Read our stimulus checks live blog for the latest updates on Covid-19 relief... 3American families will receive a $300 payment as part of the child tax credit extension program even though a fourth round of stimulus checks appears unlikelyCredit: Getty Families with kids aged six or younger will be eligible for the $300 payment. Households with dependents between the ages of six and 17 will receive a monthly $250 payment. Single parents earning less than $75,000 will qualify for the child tax credit payment while the threshold is $150,000 for couples filing joint tax returns. The IRS and Treasury launched an online portal this week to make sure low-income families can access the payments, CBS reports. It’s expected that payments to 36million families will be sent out...
    AMERICANS have been receiving monthly stimulus checks worth up to $1,400 since March as part of Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan. But, you do not have to be a US citizen or in fact living in America to be eligible for stimulus cash. Read our stimulus checks live blog for the latest updates on Covid-19 relief... 2Non-US citizens who work in America are eligible to receive stimulus checksCredit: Getty Under the 2020 CARES Act, all US and non-US citizens with a Social Security number who live and work in America are eligible to receive stimulus payments. This applies to “resident aliens” and workers with visas such as H-1B and H-2A, according to CNET. Those who have not passed the so-called green card test are not eligible for stimulus payments. If you do not have a Social Security number, then you will not be eligible to receive payments. In Biden’s $1.9trillion stimulus bill, families with “mixed-status” can receive checks – even though they were excluded for the first two rounds. A person born outside America can still be a US citizen...
    STRUGGLING families could be helped out with two new "stimulus checks" this year - if bills being crafted by Joe Biden are approved. A third round of checks have been hitting bank accounts across the country in recent weeks, but Americans are still finding themselves strapped for cash. 2Joe Biden has two further stimulus plans in the worksCredit: Reuters 2Further help could be given to those struggling to make ends meetCredit: Getty While there are demands for a fourth stimulus check to be sent out, the President is drafting two further stimulus proposals pencilled in for this year - which could see more money and help for those most in need. The first package, named the Americans Jobs Plan, would see more than $2trillion pumped into the US economy with jobs created - if approved. Meanwhile, a second project - called the American Families Plan - could potentially see $1trillion put aside for both families and individuals, reports the Washington Post. There are several ways in which this plan could benefits hard-shit Americans. It may see the temporary expansion...
    OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. (WLS) -- Anthony Pellegrino is a fiduciary financial advisor and is founder of Goldstone Financial Group, which is a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA).Goldstone focuses on building a holistic investment plan which includes: Investment Planning, Income Planning, Tax Planning, Healthcare Planning and Estate Planning.Learn how you could reduce, or eliminate, your taxes in retirement with a Retirement Tax Analysis from Goldstone Financial Group. If you've saved more than $250,000 for retirement. Your window of opportunity to save on taxes in retirement is closing soon.For more information, visit goldstonefinancialgroup.com.Goldstone Financial Group is headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, IL with satellite offices in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Goldstone has helped more than 2,500 clients over the past 12+ years.
    YOUR smart speaker could one day monitor your heartbeat as you go about your daily business at home. US scientists have been working on a smart speaker system that could give your Amazon Alexa or Google Home the ability to spot irregular heartbeats. 2Researchers created a prototype of the device that could be integrated into other smart speakersCredit: Mark Stone/University of Washington Smart speakers could become contactless heart rate monitors with the AI-powered system. Researchers designed a prototype that sends out sound waves we can't hear to a person sitting nearby. The waves bounce back off the person and are picked up by a sensor within the device that uses an algorithm to analyse them and count the time between heartbeats. University of Washington researchers tested their device on healthy people and cardiac patients who were in hospital at the time. 2One day smart speakers could monitor our health continuouslyCredit: Alamy Their smart speaker was said to be just as good at detecting irregular heart beats as a medical-grade ECG monitor. The researchers think this is the first time that a...
    Fox News’ Chris Wallace said Friday morning that the Biden administration has a serious problem to deal with on the U.S.-Mexico border. Wallace appeared on America’s Newsroom and said, “I think the general immigration policy is quite a serious problem. You had the president reverse the Trump policy and say that unaccompanied minors could come into the country and stay, they wouldn’t be turned around as they were under the Trump policy and sent back south from the border, and that has resulted in a real spike.” Dana Perino said at one point that “if there’s a problem with immigration at the border, it does start to se up to the level of priority.” “Absolutely,” Wallace said. “One might even use the word that the Biden administration seems uncomfortable using — crisis.” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was asked earlier this week if he believes there’s a crisis at the border. He responded, “The answer is no. I think there is a challenge at the border that we are managing, and we have resources dedicated to managing it.” DHS Secretary Alejandro...
    Dr. Oz and Dr. William Li discuss why losing your sense of taste and smell when you get COVID-19 may mean that your brain has been impacted.     Watch THE DR. OZ SHOW, weekdays at 3 p.m. on CBS 62. Related
    A plane just crashed into our backyard!: South Carolina students say pilot steered clear of home Senegal’s ‘best student’ disappeared in France. She didn’t run away, mother says. These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life Doing This to Your Mask Could Keep You Even Safer From COVID, Experts Say Face coverings have been used heavily to protect against COVID since the start of the pandemic, but there may be more that you can be doing with your masks. Recently, people have been spotted donning two face masks instead of just one. For instance, President-elect Joe Biden has been seen doing this, and so have NFL coach Bill Belichick and Republican senator Mitt Romney. As it turns out, they may be onto something. Experts say layering your mask with another could actually keep you even safer from COVID. Read on to find out more about how this method works, and for more on slowing...
    by Ginger Allen | CBS 11 FORT WORTH (CBDSFW.COM) – It’s the holiday season so that means Santa is working on his nice and naughty list, and scammers are working on their suckers list. Bobbie Menefee just found out that she is probably on it. The Fort Worth resident has spent a lot of time shopping on Amazon for gifts, so when she got a message saying there had been some unusual activity on her account, she decided to return the call. “He said I’m calling you because someone has bought an iPhone. And it shipped to Santa Clara,” explained Menefee. The alleged Amazon agent acted as he if wanted to help her get her money back. “He said I need you to download this app so we can get the money transferred back to you.” She says he also asked her to open her bank account app and Western Union. That’s when she says the red flags went up. “When he realized I wasn’t going to open Western Union, he became very angry agitated,” she explained. “Oh no, no,...
    When it comes to money in a savings account, a new survey finds even a little can go a long way — towards keeping the lights on, avoiding high-interest loans and staying in your house. As the personal savings rates slips nationally and lawmakers debate a COVID-19 relief package injecting more cash into struggling households, Thursday’s survey suggests noticeable benefits can come with keeping as little as $100 in a savings account. It’s a bit of good news for people who find the advice about maintaining an emergency fund for three months’ expenses a tip that’s simply out of reach. The study, from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and SaverLife, looked at savings account activity for nearly 700 people between January and March, and then caught up with them for a survey in February and May. The researchers found: • On average, 19% of people who kept at least $100 in their account over three months experienced a utility shutdown of some sort in the past five years, like a cutoff on gas, electricity or a...
    Well, that didn't take long… President-Elect Joe Biden is still eight weeks away from being formally inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States, but he's already throwing his weight around in a political battle raging thousands of miles away in Europe. And he couldn't have chosen a more incendiary issue to immerse himself into than Brexit – the UK's incredibly controversial decision to break away from the European Union. Or a more inappropriate time to do it, given that negotiations between the EU and UK dealmakers are reaching the final end game of a lengthy and deeply polarising five-year process since then British Prime Minister David Cameron first decided to put the decision to the people in a Referendum. For the record, I voted to remain in the EU, believing there is far more economic and military power to be gained from a large strong union of 27 countries than there is from us trying to go it alone. But I lost, and Leave voters won. As someone who values democracy above all else, I have since been...
    Travis McKee told KHQ-TV he opened the door of his home Friday night in Spokane, Washington, to find a stranger — 36-year-old Randall Davis — asking for a cigarette. And just moments later, McKee said he was in a battle for his life. "He got on top of me and just pounded me for 10 minutes," he noted to KHQ. "The side of my face ... he had me in some kind of hold where my chin was pressed against my neck, and I couldn't get any air." Turns out Davis is a convicted felon with a history of assault, the station said. But all McKee likely was considering at the time was how to stay alive, as Spokane police said he began to lose consciousness amid the intruder's grip, KHQ said. What happened next? Enter McKee's faithful dog, Mutt, who gave his owner a spark of mental clarity — so to speak. "When my dog came up and bit my leg, it woke me up," McKee told...
    When artist Autumn T. Thomas works out her struggles as a BIPOC woman in her curved-wood sculptures, you could say she’s going against the grain — by working in a rare medium that’s even more out of the ordinary when practiced by a woman. Her new installation, To Muse the Labyrinth, created in collaboration with young ArtLab interns during a residency at PlatteForum, is a living diary of these elements, told in beautiful arcs and twisted branches. We asked Thomas to explain her practice, and therefore, who she is: Follow the curves and bends of her life as an artist as she answers the Colorado Creatives questionnaire. Autumn T. Thomas takes a selfie in the studio. Autumn T. Thomas Marijuana Deals Near YouRelated Stories Colorado Creatives: Bubba Peace Colorado Creatives: Miranda Lash Colorado Creatives: Angie Simmons Westword: What (or who) is your creative muse? Autumn T. Thomas: This is a difficult question to answer because my muse is somewhat abstract. I am most inspired by feelings and by trying to communicate those feelings,...
     Not smoking and exercising regularly can add six to eight years to life – even in those with chronic illnesses, a study has found. Not smoking is associated with the largest health boost, followed by exercising, a healthy diet and not drinking alcohol, scientists from Leicester university found. The study looked at 480,000 adults from the UK Biobank – a database of the genetic and health information of over half a million people – and tracked them for at least six years. They assessed the presence of 36 chronic conditions and whether a healthy lifestyle impacted life expectancy. Not smoking is associated with the largest health boost, study shows A chronic illness was defined as a long-term physical or mental health condition including cancer, dementia, asthma, diabetes, heart failure and anxiety. Researchers scored participants on how much they exercised and drank, whether they smoked and how healthy their diet was before rating their overall healthiness. They also took into account ethnicity, working status and body mass index. In men with two or more chronic conditions, a ‘very healthy’ score...
    The Golden State Killer on Wednesday came face to face with the ex-fiancee who whose name he shouted during rapes after she dumped him as a teen.  Bonnie Ueltzen was in court to hear day two of Joseph DeAngelo's sentencing hearing, four decades after he committed 13 known murders and dozens of rapes that spanned much of California. DeAngelo, 74, in June pleaded guilty to all 13 counts of murder, 13 counts of kidnapping, and confessed to 161 uncharged crimes - many of which were rapes - which go back beyond the statute of limitations.  Ueltzen, who was engaged to DeAngelo in the early 1970s before breaking it off, was not allowed to speak to the court as she is not listed as a victim of his crimes but she joined rape victim Jane Carson-Sandler.  Bonnie Ueltzen, right, who was engaged to DeAngelo in the early 1970s before breaking it off, was not allowed to speak to the court but she joined rape victim Jane Carson-Sandler, left Introducing Ueltzen, Carson-Sandler said: 'I also want to especially thank a friend who is...
    THE SECOND stimulus package could see Americans receiving even more money than the $1,200 checks - if the bill is passed. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Democrats and Republicans are working to come to a deal on coronavirus checks before heading into a month-long recess on August 7. 3The stimulus package might be more than expectedCredit: AP:Associated Press The Senate is currently discussing providing additional benefits to residents on top of the stimulus checks. Negotiations between the two parties have slowed to a crawl as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi refused to back down over the amount of unemployment relief on offer. "I think that the number, the $600, is related more to the unemployment rate. If the unemployment goes down, then that number can go down," she told CNN over the weekend. At his weekly Senate Republican leadership press conference, McConnell was asked about Pelosi's refusal to budge on the newly proposed stimulus package. 3McConnell might support the unemployment checksCredit: Alamy Live News "Wherever this thing settles between the president of the United States and his team, who has to sign it...
    As health experts urge the public to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus, they continue to get pushback. Among the arguments of skeptics: If masks can’t fully protect me against COVID-19, what is the point of wearing them? Scientists’ counterargument is that masks can help reduce the severity of the disease caused by coronavirus even if you get infected. There’s now mounting evidence that silent spreaders are responsible for the majority of transmission of the coronavirus — making universal masking essential to slow the spread of the highly contagious virus, experts say. This makes the coronavirus different from the seasonal flu. With seasonal flu, peak infectiousness occurs about one day after the onset of symptoms. But with the coronavirus, even among people who do end up becoming visibly sick, peak infectiousness can occur before they show symptoms. In fact, experts say, significant amounts of virus can start coming out of people’s noses and mouths even when they feel well. This is a key reason, they say, why tactics to deal with the coronavirus must...
    1 in 4 CEOs see full recovery delayed until after 2021 2021 Ferrari SF90 Stradale: What makes it the fastest Ferrari road car ever? Incredible $49 Smart Watch Is Taking The US By Storm Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/8 SLIDES © fizkes/Getty Images 7 signs you're a bad partner even if you think you aren't It's possible that your actions and the words you use with your partner could be putting your relationship in jeopardy without you even realizing it. Spending too much time on your phone, doing everything with your partner, or being overly picky could lead to problems in your relationship.  It's possible to change your bad relationship habits, but first you have to recognize them. Visit Insider's homepage for more. Once you're in a relationship, getting into the flow of things may cause you to overlook some of your own behaviors, including how you treat your partner. If not realized or addressed, it's possible some...
    fizkes/Getty Images It's possible that your actions and the words you use with your partner could be putting your relationship in jeopardy without you even realizing it. Spending too much time on your phone, doing everything with your partner, or being overly picky could lead to problems in your relationship.  It's possible to change your bad relationship habits, but first you have to recognize them. Visit Insider's homepage for more. Once you're in a relationship, getting into the flow of things may cause you to overlook some of your own behaviors, including how you treat your partner. If not realized or addressed, it's possible some of your actions or words could alienate your partner or cause them to feel resentment toward you. Spending all of your free time with your spouse, for example, could indicate you're codependent and smothering them, and being on your phone constantly could mean you're not giving your relationship the attention it needs to thrive. "Awareness is the first step in making any sort of change," relationship expert Susan Winter previously told Elite...
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