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    A MOM of two has shared her top tips for getting your energy bill down during the summer. Tiktok user FreebieLady, whose real first name Becky, recently posted a video to her almost 400,000 followers with hopes that her suggestions will help her viewers save some money. 3Tiktok user FreebieLady wants to share her money-saving tips with her audienceCredit: TikTok It comes as inflation continues to impact households across the country, leading people to cut back however they can. In the year to July, inflation came in at 8.5%, according to data by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, electricity service prices alone have risen by 18.8% over the same period. To help, Becky has shared a number of tips and just doing one of them may be able to save you $300. Read More Energy TipsSTAYING COOL Americans have weeks to apply for bills help worth $500 as deadline nearsTIMING IS EVERYTHING I’m a finance pro – exact times to wash clothes in summer to cut bills 1. Ungplugging devices Becky's first tip is to keep an eye out...
    IT'S no surprise that looking good can also make you feel good. One TikTok user shared the best trends to flatter curvy figures and feel confident. UK-based TikToker @midsizefashioninspo shares curvy-tailored fashion videos, flattering hauls, and more. 6TikTok user @midsizefashioninspo shared her best flattering tipsCredit: TikTok/ midsizefashioninspo In her latest TikTok, she shared her best tips for hiding the lower belly for midsize shoppers. "So I heard you're insecure about your lower belly but still want cute outfits," she wrote on her video. Her first tip was to size up in jeans, which she demonstrated wearing baggy black denim and a matching crop top. She folded back the button and looped it into the waistband to create a crossover effect. Her next trick was to wear oversized blazers as dresses. Read More Midsize FashionAUTUMN LOOKS I’m a midsize fashion expert – the staples you need in your closet for fallSLIMMING SKIMS I'm midsize & tried the viral Skims bodysuit - there was a major problem The TikToker modeled a chic black look with a waist-cinching belt....
    CBS News wrapped its reporting about the death of Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al Zawahiri by reminding viewers those who participated in or planned the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks are now all either dead or in jail. Meanwhile, the site of the most devastating terror attack in U.S. history is thriving. Network anchor John Dickerson reported the news of Zawahiri’s death via drone strike. After some analysis, he wrapped the report and sent CBC affiliates across the country back to their regularly scheduled programming. First, he offered a reminder: We leave you with a look at lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center. All those that plotted the attack are either dead or captured. One World Trade stands as the tallest building in the western hemisphere. A reminder of the resilience of New York City and the American people. As he spoke, CBS shared the beauty of Manhattan’s skyline with One World Trade towering magnificently 1,792 feet in the sky. While New York recovered from 9/11, as Dickerson noted, those who planned and carried out the attack have been destroyed. Zawahiri,...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – After a sunny and mild morning across South Florida, temperatures are expected to climb into the upper 80s by lunchtime. A chance for an isolated inland storm or two is possible in the afternoon, but as high pressure builds in the Gulf most areas will stay dry. READ MORE: Miami Proud: Baptist Health CEO Brian Keeley To Retire & Take On New RoleA lack of cloud cover will also help to drive up temperatures into the lower 90s in some parts of the interior. READ MORE: Surveillance Video Released Of Truck Involved In Deadly Fort Lauderdale Hit & RunOn Friday, rain chances will be even lower, about 10 percent, across South Florida coupled with warmer temperatures, highs will be in the lower 90s. The weekend will stay warm, Saturday will be mostly sunny and Mother’s Day will remain unsettled with a little higher rain chance in the picture. MORE NEWS: Tacos, Margaritas, & Music: Here Are The Best Places To Celebrate Cinco De Mayo In South FloridaMonday’s temperatures will drop down a few degrees into the...
    THE COUNTDOWN continues on when Manchester United name the next new manager. There are just nine games left of a campaign that most Old Trafford fans will likely look back on as the most miserable yet since Fergie called time on his legendary career nine years ago. 2Ten Hag is the favourite to be appointed Man Utd managerCredit: Getty Of course there will be new optimism when the next man does come in and the favourite to do so is Erik ten Hag. There has always been such hope since David Moyes took over in the summer of 2013. And for sure Ten Hag knows how to build a team and he knows how to make it tick as he has proved with Ajax after learning at the feet of Pep Guardiola for two years as manager of the Bayern Munich B side. The Dutchman has a CV that will have impressed those of the Manchester United hierarchy who interviewed him for the job to take over from Ralf Rangnick. READ MORE ON MAN UTDMan Utd news live Nkunku deal...
    SHE previously earned the title of ‘Britain’s most hated woman’ but Carla Bellucci is feeling more loved up than ever. Having just welcomed a baby together, model and influencer Carla, 40, from Hitchin, Herts can’t wait to celebrate Valentine’s Day with her partner. 2Carla Bellucci loves Valentine's Day but says that single women spoil it for everyone elseCredit: Giovanni Pincay 2She says that they need to stop moaning and make more of an effort if they want to pull a manCredit: Giovanni Pincay But there’s just one thing getting in the way - single women. Year after year Carla finds herself infuriated by older women moaning about being alone on the holiday. Here Carla tells Fabulous Digital why you have no one to blame but yourself if you’re single today… “I love Valentine’s Day, every year I look forward to celebrating with my partner as we exchange gifts and enjoy a romantic day together. What I don’t look forward to is the whining social media posts and self-pity parties I overhear from single women. The first sniff of a red...
    The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is the first in the nation to install a new FDA-approved MRI machine that has a lower magnetic field and a larger patient opening, removing barriers for patients who can’t get into a traditional MRI machine. (Courtesy The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) What’s old is new again with an MRI machine that uses a lower magnetic field for patients with implanted defibrillators and pacemakers, and has a wider opening to accommodate people who are severely obese or claustrophobic. “Over the past 20 years, there has been a real push to get to higher and higher magnetic field strengths because that brings the advantage of a greater signal,” said Dr. Orlando Simonetti, professor of internal medicine and radiology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. “But it also brings disadvantages like trying to scan somebody who’s got metal in their body or trying to look at the lungs, and trying to build a magnet that can accommodate bigger patients.” The metal and wires in implanted devices can distort images on MRI...
    EVERY match in all three English Football League divisions could soon be streamed on Amazon or Netflix. And EFL bosses are considering whether to get rid of the telly blackout that stops games being shown live at 3pm on Saturdays. 1All EFL games could soon be available via streaming platformsCredit: Getty The Mail reports a dramatic shake-up of broadcast rules for England’s lower divisions could come into force from the 2024/25 season. EFL bosses want an improvement on the current £119million-a-year deal struck with Sky Sports. And reports suggest nothing is off limits as officials look for radical solutions to boost revenues. There were hopes the mega-rich Premier League would chip in with more support after the government approved the creation of a new regulator on Thursday. But negotiations on that front have stalled and the EFL are determined to get creative with their money-raising options. They are even reported to be considering selling a stake to a private investor - a method recently used to bring cash into rugby. Most read in SoccerVideoCRIS CROSS Watch raging Ronaldo explode at...
    blackCAT | E+ | Getty Images It's easy to ignore finances during the holiday season. But with five weeks left in 2021, there's still time for year-end moves to slash tax bills or boost refunds, experts say. While tax planning is a year-round process, the last couple of months may offer the chance to finalize plans or pivot to better strategies, said certified financial planner Bryan Hasling, partner at Lodestar Private Asset Management in Alamo, California. Here are some options to consider as the calendar winds down. More from Personal Finance:4 year-end moves to slash your cryptocurrency tax billHow to pay 0% capital gains taxes with a six-figure incomeInflation pushes income tax brackets higher for 2022Adjust withholdingsThose worried about owing money may still change how much their employer holds back from their last few paychecks.  Filers may use the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator and provide their company with an updated Form W-4 with changes. Of course, a tax professional may provide the most accurate projection.  Boost 401(k) contributionsEmployees may also use remaining paychecks to boost pre-tax 401(k) or 403(b) deferrals,...
    AMERICANS might be feeling some financial pressure as costs mount up – with car payments representing a big chunk of monthly expenses for many. In the second quarter of 2020, the average monthly payment for a used car was $397, compared to $568 for a new vehicle, according to credit agency Experian. 1We explain how to reduce or cut car loan repayments completely With inflation continuing to spike, this might be a tough payment for many Americans to handle. We explain a few ways you can lower – or even eliminate - your car payments. Contact lender The first thing you might want to try is getting in touch with your lender if you’re struggling to make payments. This was not uncommon near the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, as numerous auto lenders set up relief programs to help struggling Americans. It does not hurt to contact your lender and see if they are willing to reduce your payments for a couple of months or have them differed.   Most read in MoneyIN FOR A PENNY Bronze Lincoln penny sold for $1.7M as...
    NBC Blake Shelton and Ariana Grande Ratings for the Blind Auditions portion of season 21 of NBC’s “The Voice” are in, and some fans may be wondering if the show gained or lost viewers with the addition of music superstar Ariana Grande as a coach. Grande joins reigning “king” of “The Voice,” Blake Shelton as well as Kelly Clarkson and John Legend in the coaching chairs for season 21. She replaced Nick Jonas, who was a fixture on the coaching panel in seasons 18 and 20. Gwen Stefani, who is now married to Blake Shelton, filled in for season 19 and actually came away with the win. With all the changes in coaches throughout the seasons, ratings have shifted, but possibly not as much as some viewers would expect.‘The Voice’ Ratings Have Barely Fallen Since Season 20 View this post on Instagram A post shared by NBC's The Voice (@nbcthevoice) According to TVSeriesFinale, “The Voice” pulled in 7.222 million viewers for the Season 21 premiere on Monday, September 20, 2021. That’s down nearly 12% from the Season...
    Zero Creatives | Image Source | Getty Images The response to Covid-19 has marked a historic expansion in the size and coverage of government support for people experiencing unemployment. As we near the end of expanded federal unemployment insurance benefits, state governors now face a choice of whether to continue them. To that point, the Biden administration urged states with high unemployment to use American Rescue Plan funds to continue unemployment assistance to workers past Sept. 6. So, what are the pros and cons of expanded UI benefits for American households? Expanded UI benefits during Covid-19 prevented spending declines for the majority of people who lost their jobs, providing valuable support to the economy as overall demand was contracting sharply. Despite sweeping changes in daily life, UI boosted demand even when the bulk of the population — those still employed — cut spending and increased savings.More from FA Playbook:Here's a look at other stories impacting the financial advisor business. 'Thematic investing' has skyrocketed. How to capitalize on the trend 'Investor alpha' is the most important financial strategy for...
    DRINKING up to three cups of coffee a day slashes the risk of stroke or heart disease, a study suggests. Those who regularly enjoy it in moderation were found to be 12 per cent less likely to die young. 1Drinking three cups of coffee a day could slash your risk of stroke or heart diseaseCredit: Alamy And MRI scans showed they had healthier sized and better functioning hearts, as coffee even appeared to slow down the effects of ageing. Other health benefits are said to include protection from diabetes, liver disease and dementia, as well as giving a boost to the fat-burning metabolism. Researcher Dr Judit Simon said: “Our results suggest regular coffee consumption is safe and 0.5 to three cups of coffee per day was associated with lower risks of stroke, death from heart disease, and death from any cause.” Dr Simon and her team looked at 11 years’ worth of medical records from people in the UK Biobank database study, starting at an average age of 56. They found average coffee drinkers had a 21 per cent lower...
    A bit of chocolate every day can be heart-healthy, new evidence suggests. Getty Images Having a small amount of cheese and chocolate daily could protect your heart, a study suggests. Researchers found other fermented dairy products like yogurt were also associated with benefits.  The study found mostly plant-based diets have the most health benefits, with cheese and chocolate in moderation.  Business Insider: A daily selection of curated stories Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Research suggests a mostly plant-based diet can improve your heart health. However, you don't need to go totally vegan  — evidence suggests foods like cheese, chocolate, and yogurt have benefits, too. Eating some full-fat dairy in moderation can help protect your heart, according to a study published July 6 in Cardiovascular Research. Researchers from the University of Naples reviewed nearly 100 studies on the relationship between heart disease risk and dietary habits. They focused on specific categories of food,...
    Updated 03/08/2021 – 19:18 Red bull it was clearly the car fastest on the straights in France, Styria and Austria, you prove that Max Verstappen won in an unappealable way, but that superiority seems to have invested in the last appointments in Silverstone and the Hungaroring. There are several theories that circulate in the ‘paddock’, about this unexpected turn in the performance of Honda and Mercedes units, according to the German publication ‘Auto Motor und Sport’. It seems that both teams are pointing to each other about the cause The development of the power units is frozen in 2021 in terms of performance and it is only allowed to evolve in elements that improve reliability, So how can Mercedes suddenly manage to regain so much ground? Red Bull maintains they continue to have exactly the same power since Paul Ricard (when they put the second evolved unit), but the Austrian team claims that Mercedes has an inexplicable extra, although those of Brackley maintain that Honda has had to take a step backwards to avoid being in the crosshairs of...
    Covid survivors who get reinfected have lower viral loads and are less likely to suffer symptoms, official data suggested today.  Scientists claim the figures — taken from an analysis of almost 20,000 Britons — are proof the disease is becoming milder. Studies show infected people who have lower viral loads are less likely to become ill and spread the virus.  Last April, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) began examining people who had been struck down with Covid to determine the risk of them catching it again. Of the 19,470 people they studied between April 2020 and July 2021, 195 went on to catch Covid for a second time.    This equated to just one per cent of people being reinfected.  The Office for National Statistics studied 195 Brits and found their average Ct value when they caught Covid for the first time was 24.9. The Ct value shows how much of the virus was present in the nose or throat sample, with a lower number equating to a higher amount of the virus. When participants caught Covid again, they had...
    An employer holds flyers for hospitality employment during a Zislis Group job fair at The Brew Hall on June 23, 2021 in Torrance, California.Patrick T. Fallon | AFP | Getty Images Millions of Americans are poised to lose their unemployment benefits or see a lower weekly payment due to a collision of state rules and the expiration of federal programs. Such workers are reaching the end of their "benefit year," which marks a year since they applied for assistance. Seeking aid past this point typically triggers a review from state labor agencies. They assess a worker's recent earnings record to judge whether the person qualifies for a new installment of benefits — and, if so, the appropriate amount. More from Personal Finance:College is more expensive than ever. Here's how families are payingHow to negotiate for a pay raiseDo's and don'ts during a stock market sell-off However, recipients who haven't found a job or have worked few hours since the start of the pandemic may be out of luck. Little earnings will likely mean a much lower — if any —...
    Two COVID-19 treatments do not seem to have any effect in helping patients recover from the disease more quickly, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at two therapies: remdesivir - which is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat Covid and hydroxychloroquine, which is not approved. They found that neither drug helped decrease the severity of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients nor lowered inflammation no matter what the patient's age was or how long they had had symptoms for.  The team, from Oslo University Hospital, in Norway, says the findings have the group 'questioning the antiviral potential' of the treatments. A new study found neither remdesivir and hydroxychloroquine reduced the degree respiratory failure or reduced inflammatory makers in COVID-19 patients (file image) Known as NOR-Solidarity, the study is affiliated with the World Health Organization's (WHO) Solidarity trial. The trial sees researchers from several different countries compare the effects of different drugs on COVID-19.  Included in the trial are remdesivir, originally conceived as a drug to fight Ebola, and an anti-malaria drug called hydroxychloroquine.  For the Norwegian...
    A defense attorney representing former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted in April of charges related to George Floyd’s death, is asking that a judge sentence his client to time served plus probation or impose a sentence that is less than the state’s guidelines, according to a motion filed Wednesday. Eric Nelson, the defense attorney who represented Chauvin in his weeks-long trial earlier this year, argued in recent court papers that the "requisite substantial and compelling circumstances" exist for a downward dispositional departure, meaning an instance in which the judge hands down a sentence that is shorter than what sentencing guidelines would typically suggest.  DEREK CHAUVIN FILES FOR NEW TRIAL IN DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD  Chauvin’s defense team further asked the court to "impose a probationary sentence, limiting his incarceration to time served, or in the alternative, a downward durational departure in crafting its sentence," the motion states.  VideoChauvin, 45, was convicted in April on state charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's death. He faces a maximum of 40 years behind bars. ...
    People who are super-sensitive to bitter foods could be at a lower risk of severe Covid, a study claims. Researchers suggest that people who find the flavour of things like wine, broccoli, celery, grapefruit or Brussels sprouts overpowering might be less likely to get coronavirus. These people are known as 'supertasters' and they have larger numbers of receptors in their mouth and nose that bolster natural defences against infection. A team of doctors in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, found the supertasters were 10 times less likely to test positive for coronavirus and none of those in the study were hospitalised. 'If you are unable to taste bitterness, you should be that much more careful,' said one expert, Dr Alan Hirsch. The biggest factor affecting someone's Covid risk is their age – middle-aged or elderly people are significantly more likely to get sick – while the best way to protect yourself against serious illness is to be fit and healthy and keep long-term illnesses well controlled. The study found that supertasters had a younger average age, suggesting that the receptors fade over...
    A glass of milk each day can significantly reduce the risk of suffering from heart disease, according to a new global study. A team of researchers also found milk drinkers have lower levels of cholesterol, which can block arteries and lead to heart attacks or strokes.  Those who drink milk each day slashed their risk of coronary heart disease by 14 per cent, the study authors said in a release. By studying the health information of two million Britons and Americans, scientists discovered those with a mutation enabling them to consume large amounts of milk were less prone to cardiovascular illnesses. A glass of milk each day can significantly reduce the risk of suffering from heart disease, according to a new global study. Stock image used  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Look what a month of eating processed food did to me! It's... Scientists say they are 'concerned' after high levels of... Share this article Share The new finding comes as a growing body of evidence is showing that dairy products can...
    Eating just one cup of raw vegetables daily, such as leafy greens like spinach, boosts your cardiovascular health, a new study reveals. In a sample of over 50,000 people, the biggest eaters of nitrate-rich veg had lower blood pressure and up to 26 per cent lower risk of heart disease, experts found.  Just one cup is what the researchers call a 'moderate' intake, and should be an achievable goal even for people who don't like their greens. Dietary nitrates – found in leafy green vegetables and especially rich in beets too – are converted to nitric oxide by bacteria in the oral cavity and stomach. It's already known that nitric oxide, a gas produced naturally by the body and carried in the blood, helps blood vessels expand, thereby lowering blood pressure.   The new research found that by eating just one cup of nitrate-rich vegetables each day people can reduce their risk of heart diseaseNITRATE-RICH VEGETABLES  - Leafy greens: Kale, arugula, chard, spinach.  - Beetroot  - Parsley - Chinese cabbage - Leeks - Celery - Radishes - Turnips  High blood pressure – also known...
    Brushing your teeth could lower the risk of falling seriously ill with coronavirus, scientists have claimed.  An international team of experts have speculated the virus spreads into the blood after infecting the gums. They came up with the theory after noting a number of patients had no inflammation in their airways yet severe infection in their lungs. Normally Covid enters through the throat or nose and makes its way through the respiratory system to the lungs.  The scientists said it was possible the infection bypasses the airways and goes straight to the lungs after gaining entry through the gums.  If correct, it would explain why a number of studies have found people with gum disease and poor dental hygiene are more at risk of severe disease.     Gum disease can be prevented by thoroughly brushing teeth twice a day for at least two minutes and using mouthwash after meals.  The hypothesis, backed by NHS experts, was made in the Journal of Oral Medicine and Dental Research. Birmingham's Professor Iain Chapple said more research was needed to shore up the link.   Most...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Some state lawmakers have given the health insurance industry an ultimatum – lower costs or they will launch a state-run health insurance option. Under a new bill, insurers would have until 2025 to lower premiums on a standard plan by 20 percent – 10 percent a year starting in 2023 – or the state would move to phase two – a government-run insurance option. (credit: CBS) The state would set reimbursement rates and providers would lose their license to practice in Colorado if they turn away anyone on the plan. State Rep. Dylan Roberts, the sponsor of the bill, says it would only impact those who buy insurance on the individual market and small group market. That’s about 15 percent of Coloradans. READ MORE: 2,500 Voters In Colorado Springs Receive 2 Ballots For Upcoming Election “We understand our healthcare industry has gone through a lot responding to the pandemic,” said Roberts, who admits now may not be the best time for upheaval in health care. However, he said it’s time the industry did something about the cost...
    The third stimulus check is already hitting some bank accounts, just days after President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Act into law. But while some households will see the funds as early as this week, others may be in for a longer wait.  About 85% of people will receive one of the $1,400 checks, Mr. Biden said on March 12. It's also likely that some of the issues that stymied delivery for some people in the previous two rounds of stimulus could cause a repeat situation the third time. For instance, some people who didn't have a bank account on file with the IRS during the previous two rounds of checks had to wait several weeks for debit cards or paper checks to reach their homes.  It's most likely that people who have filed their 2020 or 2019 tax returns and have a bank account on file with the tax agency will quickly receive their stimulus checks through direct deposit, based on the prior payment rollouts. That's because the IRS prioritizes getting the stimulus money out quickly to those...
    A THIRD round of stimulus checks are starting to hit bank accounts after Joe Biden signed off the $1.9trillion Covid relief package. But while the $1,400 payments being sent out to hard-hit Americans could be received by households in the next few days, some may be in for a longer wait and perhaps even less cash than expected. 3Stimulus check payments could be delayed for some AmericansCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Joe Biden signed off the bill this weekCredit: AFP or licensors With around 85 per cent of people set to get a check, those who have filed out their 2020 or 2019 tax returns and have a bank account on file are likely to quickly receive theirs through direct deposit. Those who haven't filed out their tax returns for 2020 - the deadline for which is on April 15 - will have their 2019 forms used to determine how much they receive. But this could see some people receive less cash than they are entitled to if their income dropped in 2020 but haven't filed in their 2020 tax...
    (CBS News) – The third stimulus check is already hitting some bank accounts, just one day after President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Act into law. But while some households will see the funds within the next few days, others may be in for a longer wait. About 85% of people will receive one of the $1,400 checks, Mr. Biden said on Friday. But it’s likely that some of the issues that stymied delivery for some people in the previous two rounds could cause a repeat situation. Read More On CBSNews.com
    $1.75 Billion, 69 New Millionaires in Multi-State Lotteries Since Biden Inauguration Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman announces he’s retiring, creating an open seat in 2022 How to get a mortgage with poor or bad credit Contrary to popular belief, you may still be able to get a mortgage even if your credit is less than stellar. Borrowers with bad credit can often get mortgage financing through programs tailored specifically for them. © Bloomberg/Getty Images mortgage-possible-with-credit-problems Equally important, credit scores are not permanent, so with a few financial adjustments, you may be able to improve your score and move into a better credit range, which can mean lower borrowing costs when you do close on your loan.Credit score rangesCredit scores generally range from 300 to 850, though some scoring systems for auto loans and bank credit cards can stretch from 250 to 900. As a borrower, the rule of thumb is the higher your credit score, the better your interest rate. The credit scores of many borrowers, however, are not in the highest ranges. In fact, the average FICO score...
    During Wednesday’s riots at the U.S. Capitol, when a group supportive of President Donald Trump invaded and vandalized the building, multiple individuals lost their lives. Police officer Brian Sicknick was one of them. According to a Saturday report from The New York Times, Trump has not lowered the flags at federal buildings to honor Sicknick, nor has he contacted the slain officer’s family to express condolences. “While the flags at the Capitol have been lowered, Mr. Trump has not issued a similar order for federal buildings under his control. A White House spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment.” Sicknick, an Iraq war veteran, died from injuries he sustained after clashing with pro-Trump rioters, who violently attacked security forces. According to two law enforcement officials who spoke to The New York Times under the condition of anonymity, Sicknick was repeatedly hit in the head with a fire extinguisher. In a statement released on Thursday, Sicknick’s’s police department said that his death will be investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch and federal agencies. “Officer Sicknick was responding...
    Zeleno/Getty Images Eating beans, whole grains, eggs, or dairy for protein instead of meat may reduce the risk of heart disease, according to a 30-year study of 40,000 men. Researchers found that participants who ate plant-based protein had a 14% lower risk of heart disease then those who ate red and processed meat. Older men saw even more benefit with 18% lower risk.  This study adds unique insight to what we already know about meat and health risks by directly comparing the protein sources, potentially helping people find more healthful replacements in their diets.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Switching out burgers, steaks, and bacon for beans, eggs, and dairy could reduce heart disease risk by as much as 20%, according to a new study published in The BMJ. Researchers from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health looked at 43,272 American men for 30 years of follow up, collecting data on their eating habits, lifestyles, and health outcomes. None of the participants had cardiovascular disease at the start of the study.  Participants who ate more...
    There was a moment, when Joe Biden was taking questions from the press, that he paused in an effort to avoid generating scorching headlines.  “How can I say this tactfully?” he asked. That’s a striking contrast with the incumbent president, who does not put tact high on his list of public speaking virtues. There is plenty to get used to with a new president-elect, and that includes quirks, tone and verbal tics, all part of how he chooses to communicate.  THE ENDLESS ELECTION: WHY BOTH SIDES KEEP PUNCHING BACK Ronald Reagan projected the confidence of a seasoned actor. George H.W. Bush had a tendency to read his talking points, such as “Message: I care.” Bill Clinton rambled on, sometimes eloquently and sometimes endlessly. George W. Bush favored cowboy lingo such as “dead or alive.” Barack Obama spoke in perfect paragraphs but could sound like a droning law professor. Donald Trump ushered in superlatives (“nobody has ever seen--”), size (“huuge”), and slashing street insults (“Crooked Hillary,” “Sleepy Joe,” “fake news”). Biden’s style is informal, full of “folks” and “here’s the deal”...
    PREMIER LEAGUE chiefs have told cash-strapped lower-league clubs: 'We will help you survive - whether the EFL gives its blessing or not.' The top-flight insists the initial £50million bailout offer for League One and Two, which was rejected last month, remains on the table. 1Premier League chiefs have told lower league clubs they are ready to help with or without EFL supportCredit: Getty Images - Getty Lower-tier clubs have been told they can come to the PL for survival cash, even if the EFL does not give its approval. One Premier League source explained: “We would prefer to do this with the EFL’s blessing. “But we have made it clear that any club in League One or Two can come to us and ask for funding, as long as they can show they need it because of Covid.” And  in a new letter to the EFL, the top flight  promised Championship clubs who face Covid- enforced oblivion they can come to them for  help. Premier League bosses confirmed their initial offer to the lower tiers remains in place despite its...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Monday is a critical deadline for some neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens, where health officials say coronavirus cases are rising at an alarming rate. The city says reopening rollbacks, including shutting down non-essential businesses, will be implemented Tuesday is the case numbers are not down by tonight. The eight neighborhoods represent about 7% of the city’s population but account for almost a quarter of new cases in the past two weeks. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask? Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children’s Stress After Months Of Isolation Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC Streets, Landmarks Complete Coronavirus Coverage Officials say the following areas have concerning rates of positive results: Gravesend/Homecrest (6.75% positivity rate) Midwood (5.34%) Kew Gardens (3.82%) Edgemere/Far Rockaway (3.9%) Borough Park (4.63%) Bensonhurst/Mapleton (4.41%) Gerritsen Beach/Homecrest/Sheepshead Bay (3.91%) Flatlands/Midwood (3.85%) You can get the latest...
    The COVID-19 pandemic can claim another victim: traditional Halloween trick-or-treating. According to guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the practice of going door-to-door asking for candy on Oct. 31 is a “higher-risk” activity that should be avoided. Among the other higher-risk activities are crowded costume parties, indoor haunted houses and going on hayrides. The CDC does offer some medium- and lower-risk alternatives. For example, instead of handing out candy hand-to-hand, participate in “one-way trick-or-treating where individually wrapped goodie bags are lined up for families to grab and go while continuing to social distance.” The CDC says small group costume parties held outdoors are medium risk, as would be visiting a pumpkin patch or a haunted forest. However, if screaming will likely occur, “greater distancing is advised. The greater the distance, the lower the risk of spreading a respiratory virus, the CDC warns. If you are going to have an outdoor costume party, the CDC warns, “A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask. A costume mask should not be used unless it is...
    Oregon, California and Washington fires: Dozens remain unaccounted for Inside Thai Airways new restaurant thats serving in-flight meals for customers who miss eating plane food Reaching This Milestone Means Lower Taxes on Apple or Tesla Gains Apple and Tesla have had amazing runs this year. If you'd purchased $100 worth of Apple stock on Jan. 2, 2020, by the end of August your investment would have been worth $175.44. As nice as that sounds, you'd have done even better with Tesla, as your initial $100 investment in January would've been worth $586.95 by August's end. © Provided by The Motley Fool Reaching This Milestone Means Lower Taxes on Apple or Tesla Gains If you've made a substantial profit, before you consider selling, you'll want to find out if you've reached one key milestone: Owning the stock for over a year.  © Getty Images Burlap bag full of money. Why does it matter if you've owned your stock for more than a year? Whether you've owned your stock for more than a year -- even if it's just a...
    (CNN) – Children born at 5,000 feet or more above sea level are typically smaller at birth and more likely to remain stunted than those born at lower altitudes, according to new worldwide research published Monday. This was true even if the children were born into “ideal-home environments” defined as having good health coverage, higher living conditions and highly educated mothers, the study found, which meant stunting was unlikely to be due to common risk factors such as poor diet and disease. Growth declined as altitude grew Children living in ideal home environments grew at rates deemed standard by the World Health Organization until they lived at around 500 meters (1,650 feet) above sea level, the study found. At that altitude and higher, children’s height-for-age scores began to decrease. At levels of 1,500 meters, or approximately 5,000 feet, above sea level, children were “born at shorter length and remained on a lower growth trajectory” than children who lived in cities at lower sea levels, according to the study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics. Prior research has shown growing shorter and...
    Over a dozen scientists say the threshold to reach coronavirus herd immunity might be lower than they initially projected, The New York Times reported Monday. According to scientists, herd immunity will be reached when the virus is unable to spread broadly because there are not enough vulnerable hosts, the Times reported. The consensus among scientists has been that 70% of a population needed to be immune through either vaccination or survival to reach herd immunity, according to the Times, but now several researchers claim that threshold could be 50% or lower. “I’m quite prepared to believe that there are pockets in New York City and London which have substantial immunity,” said epidemiologist Bill Hanage of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Times reported. “What happens this winter will reflect that.” “The question of what it means for the population as a whole, however, is much more fraught,” Hanage said. What if the threshold for herd immunity—the pt at which the virus doesn’t disappear, but certainly runs out of enough hosts to keep circulating wildly—is only 50% or...
    Washington Football Team activates Reuben Foster from PUP list Politicians who tested positive for COVID-19 How to score a 15-year mortgage rate as low as 2% — or less Refinancing remains at the top of many homeowners' to-do lists as mortgage rates keep crashing to new all-time lows. © @photovs / Twenty20 How to score a cheap 15-year mortgage rate If you're thinking of taking out a fresh loan with a lower, money-saving rate, your mind might automatically be going to a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. It's America's most popular type of home loan, and maybe it's what you already have. Load Error But if you've been in your house a few years, refinancing into a 15-year mortgage can keep you from dragging out the debt and your interest costs. Though the monthly payments can be steeper, the loans come with lower interest rates — currently as low as 1.875%. Here are four tips on how to get the very best deal when refinancing into a 15-year mortgage. 1. Compare loans Most mortgage lenders offer both 30- and 15-year...
    New research has found that maintaining a healthy weight could help boost the quality of a man’s sperm. Carried out by a team at the Rovira i Virgili University in Spain, along with researchers from the University of Utah (USA), the Ahvaz Jundishapur University (Iran), and the National University of Córdoba (Argentina), the study looked at 88 existing articles which investigated how weight — including being low weight, normal weight, overweight or obese — could affect a man’s sperm quality. The findings, published in the journal Obesity Reviews, showed that being overweight and/or obesity were both associated with various measurements of low semen quality including semen volume, sperm count and concentration, sperm vitality (the percentage of living healthy sperm in semen), total motility (the ability of sperm to move efficiently) and normal morphology (the shape of the sperm). The results also showed that being underweight was also associated with low sperm normal morphology. The researchers said that their review is the most comprehensive analysis to date of the existing research and suggests that maintaining a healthy body weight could be important for increasing sperm quality and potentially...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Black and Hispanic students of color, who were homeless or disabled were found to lag behind their more advantaged peers when it came to online learning, a new study of LAUSD’s remote learning has found. An independent analysis examined the results of online learning between mid-March – when schools across the country were shut down to stop the spread of coronavirus – and May 22 among students within the Los Angeles Unified School District, which serves more than 700,000 students. The report’s authors cautioned that the data should not be used to judge the quality of success of distance learning. “Compared to more advantaged students, fewer middle and high school students who are Black, Hispanic, living in low-income households, classified as English learners, have a disability, are in the District’s homeless program or are in foster care, participated across all measures of online activity presented in this report,” the report said. “Low participation may show lost learning, which could take students years to recoup.” The report was an analysis of activity on Schoolology, an online course...
    The term 'covidiot' is a coronavirus-era slang term for someone who ignores recommendations to limit the spread of the deadly disease – and a new study reveals what makes these people dismiss the warnings. Researchers found that whether or not an individual decides to follow social distancing depends on how much information their working memory can store, which determines mental abilities such as intelligence. Following a survey of 850 Americans, the team discovered that those with more working memory capacity were more likely to comply with recommendations during the early stage of the outbreak. The findings suggest that policy makers need promote compliance behaviors, such as wearing a mask, based on individuals' general cognitive abilities to avoid effortful decisions. Scroll down for video  Researchers found that whether or not an individual decides to follow social distancing depends on how much information their working memory can store, which determines mental abilities such as intelligence The coronavirus began spread across the US earlier this year and when it gained more traction, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a...
    Amid the coronavirus pandemic, some colleges are increasing tuition while reducing traditional learning options, and others are freezing or lowering tuition. Since the mid-March outset of coronavirus in the United States, colleges have increased tuition, some citing extra costs and potentially lower enrollment. One university is imposing a $50 “COVID-19 fee.” Referencing greater economic strain, others are giving free tuition with some reducing tuition, one college is slashing their tuition in half. (RELATED: Gov. Cuomo’s Order Sent More Than 6,000 Coronavirus Patients Into Nursing Homes, Officials Say) Dr Anthony Fauci, prepares to leave after testifying during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on Capitol Hill June 30, 2020. Kevin Dietsch/Pool via REUTERS Colleges increasing tuition:  The University of Michigan Board of Regents voted June 29 to increase tuition by 1.9% and impose a $50-per-term ‘COVID-19 fee.’ Further promised was an additional $12.8 million in financial aid. Citing ‘financial stability,’ the University of Missouri increased tuition by 2.3% at all four campuses, generating about $14.8 million. Campuses provided roughly $30 million in refunds to students after transitioning...
    More than 1,200 studies looking at treatment and prevention of coronavirus are often too small to provide conclusive results and are focusing too much on one potential therapy, a new analysis reveals.  Commissioned by STAT News, the report found that one in every six clinical trials studied the anti-malaria drugs hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine despite thin evidence that either are effective at treating patients. Several have also lacked control groups and have just been comparing groups of patients with mild to severe cases of the disease.  Meanwhile, two medications with proven efficacy at treating patients are only the focus of a couple dozen studies.    About 200 of 1,200 studies - or one in six - looked at anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine (pictured) as a potential treatment for coronavirus Fewer than 25 studies examined dexamethasone or remdesivir, which have been proven to reduce death rates in separate clinical trials. Pictured: A pharmacist works on the basics of the raw materials for investigation of remdesivir in Cairo, Egypt June 25 For the analysis, STAT News teamed up with Applied XLabs, which builds...
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