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    3 TEACHING a child to brush their teeth can be a hassle for many, but there are some ways to get it done while having loads of fun. But the first sign of chompers leads to another question too - at what age should little ones start to see a dentist? 3Kids as young as six months old should start brushing their teethCredit: Getty Visits to the dentist should start as soon as milk teeth appear, Dr Azad Eyrumlu of Banning Dental Group told Fabulous. This is around six months old, although it can happen earlier or later, he said. "It’s never too early to get children used to the idea of seeing a dentist," he said, and luckily, NHS dental care for children is free. "When a milk tooth appears it’s a great time to book an appointment and start getting a child used to the sights and smells of a dental practice," he explained. More Parenting Club content: PREGNANCY PLAN I'm a doctor - foods you CAN eat when pregnant but thought you couldn'tRoll...
    The cult that mysteriously handed over baby Holly Clouse after her parents had been brutally murdered is almost certainly a nomadic group that was led by a recluse who claimed to be Jesus reincarnated and was convicted of child abuse, DailyMail.com can reveal. Cult expert Joseph Szimhart said he would 'give a nine out of 10 guess' that the details revealed last week after the baby's identity was discovered, fits the group known as Christ's Family that wandered the south west United States for years.  The organization was described by the Texas authorities last week after Holly was finally tracked down to Oklahoma and and reunited with her family. First Assistant Attorney General of Texas, Brent Webster, said the group handed Holly to an Arizona church after her parents had been killed 1,000 miles away in Harris County, Texas. Webster said the group wore white robes, went barefoot, ate a vegetarian diet, separated men and women and shunned animal products. That description matches Christ's Family, Szimhart, who met the group several times in the early 1980s, told DailyMail.com in an...
    A DAD has revealed how he made a playhouse for his kids, and loved it so much he made a “resort” of them. Canadian dad-of-three Tyson Leavitt’s designs proved so popular that he has now turned it into a thriving business, and sells his playhouses for up to £71,000. 5Tyson Leavitt and wife Audrey made a playhouse for their three kids - and have now turned it into a businessCredit: tiktok/@playhousewizard 5They made a whole 'resort' of playhouses for their three childrenCredit: tiktok/@playhousewizard Tyson, who posts on TikTok under @playhousewizard, uploaded a video saying: “Six years ago we built our kids a playhouse and enjoyed it so much we made a whole resort of them. “Then decided to make it a business. “I never thought I’d be building miniature castles for a living, but here we are.” What started as a “stupid idea” has now taken off and Charmed Playhouses makes numerous luxury over-the-top treehouses and playhouses for children. More on playhousesFUN-TASTIC I transformed a £15 marketplace buy into a stunning playhouse for my son Tyson and his wife Audrey...
    ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine—It was the terrible stench they remembered as they left Mariupol. Before Russian airstrikes it was a city of nearly half a million people. Today dead bodies are still rotting under the debris of bombed buildings while only a few hundred Ukrainian soldiers continue to hold on. It is possible to escape from a burning city but the smell—like the pain of loss—stays with you for a long time. Shells crashed around the Lyubomirsky family and their friends as they carried a stretcher and pushed a wheelchair chair 11 miles long from their still-burning home. The seven of them could not stop talking about the “demons” that destroyed their happy life. Most of the refugees, who had been trapped in the besieged city of Mariupol without food or supplies for weeks, were Russian speakers. The very people President Vladimir Putin claimed he wanted to protect. Ever since he sent the army to Ukraine, Moscow has denied killing any civilians and baselessly blamed the atrocities on Ukraine. The four members of the Lyubomirsky family and their three neighbors escaped from...
    A SURROGATE mother explained that she carried a baby boy that then had to wait two years to meet his family due to complications. TikToker Kristie Baysinger explained that due to muddled paperwork and Covid restrictions the little boy wasn't allowed to travel to his family in China. 1Kristie told the story of how she gave birth to a surrogate boy who then couldn't see his family for two yearsCredit: @kristiebaysinger/TikTok When he finally met his siblings and parents, he was two years old. She said: "In November of 2019 I gave birth to a gestational surrogate baby boy and his mum was not able to make it here. "She had three children at home and could not make it to the birth. "Covid had also happened so we were dealing with that. "Documents were getting lost in the mail that they were needing to provide so that he could get home and it was just a mess. "He stayed with the nanny for two years until it was safe to fly him back to China where...
    A SAVVY mom has revealed how she keeps her little ones entertained while they bathe. Her solution is cheap and uses things already around the house. 4A mother of young children shared her bathtime hack onlineCredit: TikTok/thebastfamily 4She said her bathtime trick gets her kids excited to wash upCredit: TikTok/thebastfamily The mom, Kate Bast, revealed her parenting hack in a video she shared online. All she does is take some very small toys she has around the house and squish them into balloons. Next, Kate fills the balloons up with water and freezes them. Then, she removes the balloon to reveal a frozen "egg" with toys in the middle. Read more in lifestyleHELPFUL HINT I'm a mom – my simple game gets the kids to calm down in seconds and it's freeTASTY TRICK My kids refuse to eat normal meals–here’s how I make sure they always have food She plops them in the bathtub and watches them "hatch" with her kids as they go through their routine. She added in the comment section that it's important...
    AFTER being with her boyfriend for three years, influencer and dancer Taylor Cezanne decided it was time to shake things up in the bedroom. The saucy plan didn't work out as the 26-year-old found herself single at the end of it all. 3Taylor wanted to spice up her sex life by bringing in a third personCredit: NNP Taylor and her boyfriend met the new girl through work: "we just wanted to have some fun but she was a virgin so I didn't want to pressure her at all." She confessed to The Daily Star. However what was meant to spice up their sex life resulted in Taylor being shoved out of the throuple. Although at the time Taylor wasn't polyamorous, said said the couple were both attracted to the new girl, and they wanted it make it work. Because her partner and the newbie worked together "they ended up being closer." She admitted. This led to a lot of jealousy between the three of them, with it being impossible for her boyfriend to spread his time between the girls evenly....
    Of all the hundreds of self-help books that piled up on my desk when I worked on Cosmopolitan magazine in the 1970s and 1980s, only two can I recall with absolute clarity. So many were (as now) more padding than profundity.  The first is Susan Jeffers’ renowned Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway. The second is Anne Dickson’s A Woman In Your Own Right: Assertiveness And You, published in 1982, which introduced women to the notion of being ‘assertive’, both in and out of the workplace. A concept which even today many still grapple with, but back then was ground-breaking.  This book spoke to me because I often tripped myself up, veering between speaking up too forcefully and not speaking up at all. I’d go so far as to say that in some ways the book helped me to become editor of Cosmo three years later. Linda Kelsey (pictured) reveals how Anne's Dickson's 1980's book A Woman In Your Own Right is being republished While I knew I was good at my job, as the deputy editor it hadn’t occurred...
    Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell said it would be appropriate for the central bank to raise interest rates 0.25% at its meeting in two weeks amid steep inflation, but declined to predict how the Russia-Ukraine war will affect the U.S. economy.  'I think it is appropriate for us to move ahead. Inflation is too high,' he said in remarks before the House Financial Services Committee.  'I'm inclined to propose and support a 25 basis point rate increase,' Powell continued, adding that rates may rise more aggressively depending on the affects of the war in Ukraine.  He told lawmakers that the affects of U.S. sanctions on Russia back at home are 'highly uncertain.'  'The ultimate economic effects of the war, and all of the sanctions and the events yet to come, are just very highly uncertain, and we need to understand that.'  Powell said the inflation facing the nation now is 'nothing like anything we've experienced in decades ... not only that it's different it's coming from the goods sector.'   'I think it is appropriate for us to move ahead. Inflation...
    Elon Musk was so competitive that he emailed his staff a blunt message about an early business rival: 'KILL THEM DEAD. DIE. DIE. DIE'. A new book reveals that Musk, 50, fired off the missive to staff at his online finance startup X.com which was engaged in a bitter fight with Confinity. The hatred was mutual and at Confinity, co-founded by hedge fund billionaire and former Trump adviser Peter Thiel, they wrote on a staff member's birthday cake: 'Die X.com' The two companies later merged and rebranded as PayPal where the hours and competition were so brutal 'it would make George R.R. Martin blush', referring to the creator of the bloody TV series Game of Thrones. Staff pulled 36 hour shifts and slept under their desks, blasted out Salt 'N' Pepa's hit 'Push It' to stay awake and brought their infant children to work - on weekends. Musk, whose all-consuming work ethic would later drive Tesla and SpaceX to success, had to cancel his honeymoon with his first wife in 2000 because he was so busy. But when he rescheduled...
    IT’S never fun to be the butt of an inappropriate or disrespectful joke. These kinds of digs often make everyone around them feel uncomfortable, and leave the person on the receiving end conflicted with what to say back. 3One woman on TikTok said she knows the perfect way to quiet down those who try to make fun of herCredit: TikTok/thewizardliz 3She said her hack works every timeCredit: TikTok/thewizardliz A woman named Liz, who goes by @TheWizardLiz on TikTok, has gained popularity online thanks to her straightforward videos that offer useful life advice. She recently said that she has the perfect rebuttal to hurtful jabs disguised as humor. “Ok guys, so this is what I do every single time somebody makes a rude ‘joke’ towards me. “So whenever somebody makes an inappropriate or rude ‘joke,’ I just look at them straight in the eye and make a poker face and I go like this.” Liz stared directly at the camera, not smiling or giving anything away. “And then I proceed to say, ‘Can you explain the joke? I don’t get it....
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Thousands of abandoned and vacant properties are costing Cook County taxpayers billions in lost property tax revenue. As CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reported Friday night, efforts are under way to help get that money back. READ MORE: Caught On Video: Man Steals Car, Crashes It Moments Later In Back Of The YardsThey’re just sitting there – vacant, sometimes dilapidated properties that have been abandoned, or empty lots where the structures were cleared away one way or another. Those lots have unpaid taxes attached to them, and according to Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas, it adds up to $5 billion in lost property tax revenue. That is more than a fifth of the current Cook County budget. “If you look at these numbers, they’re frightening,” Pappas said. So Pappas is trying to get more people interested in buying the properties. Every other year, the county has a so-called scavenger sale – which amounts to an auction of all properties with at least three years of unpaid property taxes. This year, more than 31,000 properties are on...
    BECOMING a first time mum can be filled with daunting thoughts like ‘will I wake up if my baby is crying?’  But fear not mums have discovered a super “helpful” option on their phones which can wake them up when their baby cries.  1Mums have recently discovered a new trick which will help ease the nerves of some parentsCredit: Getty Posting on Facebook, one woman explained the tip could be useful for new mums.  She wrote: "For mummies that are new or are worried about not hearing your baby cry, if you have an iPhone go to accessibility then go to sound recognition, then sounds and turn on baby crying and if your phone hears your baby crying it will set your alarm off to help you wake up!" Over on the Apple website, they explain: "Your iPhone can continuously listen for certain sounds—such as a crying baby, doorbell, or siren—and notify you when it recognises these sounds. "Go to Settings > Accessibility > Sound Recognition, then turn on Sound Recognition. Tap Sounds, then turn on the sounds you want...
    Will this finally be judgment day for Ghislaine Maxwell? The jury in her federal sex trafficking case begins its fifth day of deliberations after failing to reach a verdict on Monday when it requested a transcript of the testimony of the ex-boyfriend of one of the victims and a definition of 'enticement,' one of the charges related to that victim. The jury has now deliberated for 24 hours and 40 minutes, or just over three working days. But like last week, this will be a short week for the proceedings. Because of the New Year holiday the jury will deliberate today and Wednesday and if they don't reach a verdict will take a break until Monday. On Monday, in a surprise move, Judge Alison Nathan urged the jurors to stay an hour later each day. Sessions will now end at 6pm instead of promptly at 5.  Maxwell's lawyer Laura Menninger had argued that giving the jury such an instruction was 'beginning to seem like urging them to hurry up.' Prosecutor Alison Moe said that it was 'within the court's discretion'...
    Although President Joe Biden promised to deliver 500 million free rapid COVID tests to Americans in a speech on Tuesday, the tests may not come in time to suppress the enormous spread of the Omicron variant predicted in the coming weeks. The Biden administration has yet to actually sign a contract to buy the tests, and the website to order them will not be up until January, The New York Times reported.  It is not even known how many tests will be immediately available or how quickly they can be shipped out to American homes, all while the most recent estimates of the Omicron spread predict more than 2 million new cases a day throughout January.  'That's not a plan - it's a hope,' Jennifer Nuzzo, an epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, told The Times.  'If those tests came in January and February, that could have an impact, but if they are spread out over 10 to 12 months, I'm not sure what kind of impact it is going to have.'  Biden's scramble to boost...
    Republican Congresswoman Nancy Mace, inflicted on us by the state of South Carolina, has been running a bold new online ad condemning Democratic plans to boost funding for the Internal Revenue Service. Why, you might ask? "Biden's policy will double the size of the IRS at the cost of billions of dollars in unpaid taxes. We should stabilize our nation's economy first." When you accidentally say the quiet part out loud\n\nFunding the IRS will cost tax cheatspic.twitter.com/HVL51xABJx — z3dster (@z3dster) 1638124786 While @z3dster has done us the solid of parsing out what the hell Mace's word shrapnel was meant to actually mean, it's still worth stewing on that odd language. "At the cost of billions of dollars in unpaid taxes?" At the ... cost? But going after tax cheats is widely recognized as being a net federal win, because just a little money allocated to investigating the most prolific tax-dodgers results in much larger revenues when the dodged taxes actually get paid, so—ooh. Ooooooh. Right. What the House Republican is saying here is, of course, boosting IRS capabilities will "cost"...
    New York (CNN Business)Late this summer, drive-thru times slowed by about 26 seconds compared to last year, according to a study. That may not seem like much — but in the world of fast food, every moment counts."Mere seconds can be a make-it or break-it in terms of where a consumer decides to order from," Amanda Topper, a research director at the research firm Mintel, said of the slowdowns. The data is from SeeLevelHX, which tracked drive-thru times at about 1,500 US restaurants across 10 major chains from July 5 to August 6.A speedier drive-thru can "be a competitive advantage," Topper said, while long lines may discourage customers from stopping in. Most Americans who eat at fast food restaurants use the drive-thru, she noted — and the option has become even more popular during the pandemic, when many customers felt safer in their cars than restaurants. Cars line up at a McDonald's drive-thru on April 22, 2020 in Mill Valley, California. So far, the habit has stuck. A Technomic consumer survey found about 52% of quick-service restaurant orders were...
    Disturbing footage has emerged showing a group of beachgoers pulling a shark onto the shore before they began taking photos with the washed-up animal. The men caught the shark late on Thursday night at Henley Beach in Adelaide as a concerned onlooker recorded the incident. Footage shows a man at the shoreline tying a rope around the animal's tail. Concerning vision has emerged of a crowd of beachgoers posing for photos with a washed-up shark at Henley Beach. The marine animal is seen with a rope around its tail while one man grabs its dorsal fin after patting its body. 7NEWS Adelaide at 6pm | https://t.co/8ftPfFYTVQ #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/T3Pj9sCZZm— 7NEWS Adelaide (@7NewsAdelaide) November 5, 2021 As the group of men crowd around the washed-up shark, the man poses with the distressed animal for photos. Another man rubs the shark's body as bystanders are heard telling the group of men to release it. Asha Reilly witnessed the worrying incident and told 9NEWS: 'They hooked it with a rope, they tied it around its tail, and they just had it on the beach,...
    Students were asked to take 10 ideas provided in a handout, turn them into full sentences, and create at least a paragraph that briefly explains "the perfect murder," KHQ said. The ideas for helping plot how to murder someone and get away with it included:a) It should be easy to arrange.b) It should leave no clues.c) There should be no noise.d) It should look like suicide.e) It should take place in a lonely, isolated place.f) It should not be cheap.g) No violence should be necessary.h) It should look like an accident.i) It should be quick.j) The murderer should have a good alibi.Essl said he talked to other parents who were also concerned about the assignment. He added that it was "out of line" and that "an assignment like that for high school kids should be thought out more than that." He was especially concerned about the other students' reactions, telling KHQ, "Writing something down like that and exploring the mind of a child like that and getting them to open up their mind in a way like that is...
    AS soon as the weather heats up, you'll find us spending every minute possible soaking up the sun. That said, the only thing that can effectively prise us off our sun-lounger are the pesky flies that hover around our head all day. 1The woman's DIY concoction trapped dozens of flies in secondsCredit: Facebook Well instead of mindlessly batting them away every two seconds, one savvy woman has shared her easy tip for instantly getting rid of them. Sharing her life hack on Facebook, the woman explained how she made a DIY concoction to attract the bugs. She captioned the post: "Seen this one TikTok and decided to try it out. "If you’re tired of these flies like I am, here’s you’re solution!! You’re welcome." Using items she already had in her cupboards, the woman mixed apple cider vinegar and washing liquid before adding a dash of sugar to entice the flies in. Meanwhile, the soap bubbles make it harder for the bugs to fly away. Within five minutes, the bowl was swimming with flies - and people in the comments...
    The purported release date for the iPhone 13 is just three months away, and rumors about its various features are swirling even faster: the latest is that Apple's next-gen smartphone will pair with a larger wireless charging coil. EverythingApplePro's Max Weinbach reported Sunday that the phone will have a stronger array of magnets in the back to support the bulked-up MagSafe charger. It will also be better for keeping the phone from overheating and allow for a quicker recharge. The website also postulates the jumbo coil could be used for reverse wireless charging—which essentially uses the energy from the phone to wireless charge another device. That would be a first for the iPhone, but it likely wouldn’t be powerful enough to  juice up another phone or iPad—more likely a pair of AirPods or an Air Tag. According to FCC filings, current iPhones already have the ability to reverse wireless charge.    Apple could eventually release a wireless charger that could simultaneously power several devices at once, and from greater distances, but that ‘is likely several years away,’ Bloomberg reported.  Scroll down...
    I witnessed a truly terrifying moment of television this morning. A moment that exposed the true insidious nature of the appalling cancel culture enveloping our world. It came on Good Morning Britain, the show from which I recently cancelled myself after refusing to apologise for disbelieving Meghan Markle's behemoth of bullsh*t during her Oprah whine-athon. And it emanated from the mouth of Tony Blair, a man who won three terms as British Prime Minister. Blair has many faults, not least his career-defining, reputation-slaying decision to unite with President George W Bush on the catastrophic war in Iraq. But one thing I've always admired in him is his willingness to speak his mind, however sensitive the subject. Until now. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who is 68, added: 'I am afraid I am of an age where I am now terrified if I can talk about any of these subjects that I am going to say something that I should not say. It is a minefield on virtually everything. If you are of a certain generation, you are not...
    With a young man in shorts strumming his guitar and desks littered with water bottles and coffee cups, it could be a scene from any trendy tech start-up firm. But this picture is believed to be the first from inside the lair of a so-called ransomware gang. The fast-growing crime involves hackers seizing control of an IT system or data and demanding money to release it. In the photograph – accompanied by a caption in Chinese reading ‘Wow! Little brother playing guitar’ – a second man peers at a screen, possibly orchestrating a fresh crime. This picture is believed to be the first from inside the lair of a so-called ransomware gang Unearthed by cyber security firm Internet 2.0, the photo is thought to show members of APT41, a Chinese group blamed for more than 100 hacks, including ransomware attacks, up to last year. The FBI issued a wanted poster last September featuring the faces of five APT41 members wanted for questioning over a string of raids in the US, UK, Australia and Taiwan.  The group is also suspected of...
    AN American student has revealed the weirdest things her trauma surgeon mum has pulled from people's bums after they've ended up in the emergency room. In a series of TikTok clips, Leah Melle admits her "childhood was hilarious," as her doctor mum would share some of the most bonkers stories. 6Leah Melle listed a number of bonkers items, she claims, her surgeon mum pulled from people's bumCredit: TikTok / leahmelle We aren't sure why or how such items ended up where they were, in fact. Leah's mum may not have even asked. Perhaps some people just wanted to spice things up in the bedroom, but ended up in the emergency room instead. Although, Leah did point out that every man who came to the ER with something stuck in his bum insisted it wasn't the result of sexual play gone wrong. "Mind you, all these men said that they fell on these items," she says in one clip, later adding: "Sometimes their wives would come with them too but would also stick to the story...
    (CNN)US greenhouse gas emissions dropped dramatically in 2020, helping the country meet one of its long-standing climate targets. But the dip came at a great economic cost -- and experts warn that unless climate action becomes a priority, emissions will bounce back quickly. The crisis sparked by the coronavirus pandemic caused US emissions to drop by 10.3% last year, according to preliminary estimates by the Rhodium Group, a private data analytics firm. That is the single biggest drop in annual emissions in the post-World War II era, the group said. By comparison, the 2009 economic recession caused emissions to drop 6.3%.2020 was tied for the hottest year ever recorded -- but the disasters fueled by climate change set it apartCarbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases trap solar radiation in the atmosphere, just like the glass traps heat in a greenhouse. This causes temperatures to rise and drives more extreme weather, ice melt, sea level rise and ocean acidification.Last year's dramatic plunge means the US has met a key emission-cutting target set by the Obama administration. Under the 2009 Copenhagen Accord,...
    Q: The confounded neighbors are emailing and calling, inquiring as to why we have a fumigation tent over our house if we are planning to move. We are staying at a hotel during the termite remediation process and the rebuilding of the shower stall. The subflooring under our leaky shower pan is seriously damaged and in need of replacing. Upon returning to the home, we will make a series of repairs to the roof, chimney, electrical and plumbing referenced in the pre-listing inspections that our seller’s agent ordered. When I informed inquiring members of the neighborhood that we resolutely decided that our home will be in good repair for the next owners, they poked fun at the idea. These prying neighbors also mocked the idea of investing money into a house that we are selling. They all contend homebuyers pay for the inspections and purchase their properties in as-is condition. We are not about to explain ourselves to others, but would you agree that the hubris of our nosy neighbors’ assertions are inducing procedural barriers into a successful home sale...
    Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images President Donald Trump warned Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler to “clean” up the “mess” in the city on Monday, or else the federal government would take control. “Portland is a mess, and it has been for many years. If this joke of a mayor doesn’t clean it up, we will go in and do it for them!” Trump tweeted, as riots in the city continue into their third month. Portland is a mess, and it has been for many years. If this joke of a mayor doesn’t clean it up, we will go in and do it for them! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2020 Trump also addressed the riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Monday, claiming, “If I didn’t INSIST on having the National Guard activate and go into Kenosha, Wisconsin, there would be no Kenosha right now. Also, there would have been great death and injury. I want to thank Law Enforcement and the National Guard. I will see you on Tuesday!” If I didn’t INSIST on having the National Guard activate and go...
    A SEX expert who proudly displays her hairy armpits on social media and in real life has hit back at trolls who shamed her for her au natural look. Nadia Bokody argues the reaction to her bushy armpits is evidence of sexism and double standards. 4 Nadia Bokody showed off her armpit fuzz on InstagramCredit: Instagram/nadiabokody In a lengthy Instagram post, the Australian sexpert complained that she loses followers every time she shares images of her pits. But that hasn't put Nadia off baring all online - in fact, she makes a point of showing off her pits in order to highlight the fact women are judged differently to men when it comes to body hair. She wrote: "Every time I post a pic acknowledging I have hair under my arms (the shock! The horror!), I instantly lose around 200-300 followers. "No guesses who they are - men, of course!"⠀⠀⠀ 4 The Australian sex expert has over 50,000 followersCredit: Instagram/nadiabokody 4 Nadia claims men leave her hate commentsCredit: Instagram/nadiabokody Nadia went on to detail how men often leave her 'spew...
    Virus updates: 13 nuns die in Michigan convent Online grocery sales soaring in the Middle East and the trend may continue, says retail giant Majid Al Futtaim After the 2008 housing crisis, a lot of people made big money buying up foreclosed homes and renting them out — and it shows one response to a financial crash © Provided by Business Insider Peter Dazeley/Getty Ryan Dezember is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, writing about financial markets and investors. He previously wrote about the oil industry from the Journal's Houston bureau. Before that he worked as a reporter for the Mobile Register, reporting on the real-estate boom and bust for coastal Alabama's daily newspaper. The following is an excerpt from his new book, "UNDERWATER: How Our American Dream of Homeownership Became a Nightmare." In it, Dezember dives into how, following the housing crash, foreclosed homes became a new rental opportunity. The Blackstone Group, the world's largest real estate investor, funded a group called Treehouse — later renamed Invitation Homes — which eventually would spend $150 million on foreclosed houses each week. Visit...
    President Donald Trump executed a stunning turnaround Thursday and announced that many U.S. schools will have to delay reopening despite his repeated urgings that they must open in the fall. Trump said school districts 'may need to delay reopening for a few weeks. That’s possible. That’ll be up to governors.' And putting stock in science and infection rates, Trump said: 'The decision should be made based on the data and the facts on the ground.' He made the announcement just moments after announcing the cancellation of the Republican convention in Jacksonville, bowing to the reality of a surge of infections in the Sunshine State.  School districts 'may need to delay reopening for a few weeks,' President Trumps said Thursday in a stunning turnaround Rival Joe Biden and Democrats have blasted Trump for pushing schools to reopen, accusing him of seeking to minimize the coronavirus and force reopening to help his reelection campaign.     'I hope that local leaders put the full health and well-being of their students first,' Trump said, 'and make the right decision for children parents and teachers...
    ENGLEWOOD — Jamaal Burris’ gym was vandalized weeks ago — but he will soon reopen his business thanks to two altruistic Englewood residents. Activists Jurema Gorham and Joseph Williams launched a GoFundMe last month to help Black businesses affected by looting and vandalism. They raised more than $7,000, which will go directly to owners to help defray repair costs. “We wanted to figure out another way to help because we want our businesses to stay here,” Williams said. “This is our way of giving back.” Burris, a native West Sider, was inside his Fitness Annex at 5401 S. Wentworth Ave. when the looting began in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. He was in the middle of attempting to secure the gym’s windows when the crowd came, he said. “They rushed in so fast, I didn’t have time to board up the windows. I had to run out of the back door and got caught in the traffic jam,” Burris said. “That’s when they began shooting. I was pretty much a sitting duck, so I had to duck down in...
    Redditors are complaining about how 'horrifying' and 'f***ed up' it is to boil crustaceans alive before eating them. Cooking live crustaceans like lobster in boiling water has long been a common practice as a way to fend off food poisoning — but while some people have been eating them that way their whole lives, it is just occurring to them as adults that it's problematic. When one Redditor ranted about the cooking technique, thousands upvoted his post in support — with some pointing out that it's only recently started becoming common to kill lobsters before cooking them. Cruel: Redditors are complaining about how 'horrifying' and 'f***ed up' it is to boil crustaceans alive before eating them, a practice only recently becoming less common in the US Humans have boiled crustaceans like lobsters alive for thousands of years. According to Business Insider, the practice was picked up by American chefs by 1880, because people discovered lobsters taste better when they're cooked this way. Doing so also reduces the risk of food poisoning, since Vibrio bacteria can live on decaying lobsters and other...
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