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    We all have secrets, and many of us confide them in the people closest to us - but some things are just too shameful to tell anyone. Some people who hold deep, dark secrets take to anonymous sharing app Whisper to confess without revealing who they are. Awesomedaily.com has rounded up some of the weirdest, most bizarre confessions from people in the UK and the US - including a woman who attended a wedding where she'd slept with six groomsmen - as well as the groom. A US man who ended up in a successful relationship confessed he paid someone $20 to ask him for an autograph on a date, and said he 'felt ashamed but the girl was impressed'. Dental work can be expensive, so a US woman decided to get some discount and slept with her dentist for free teeth whitening for herself, her brother and his girlfriend.  Here are FEMAIL's top picks of the weirdest and most cringeworthy confessions... A woman from the US had sampled a selection of the wedding guests, including the groom - at least...
    Meta staff are scared stiff they will lose their jobs following a furious Q&A session from CEO Mark Zuckerberg - fearing their high salaries and long-enjoyed perks such as free food may be a thing of the past. The concerns were aired by workers in an internal message board, who complained about issues such as job security and work culture in posts viewed by The Washington Post. Those protests came in response to criticism aired by a fed-up Zuckerberg last month during a scathing companywide question-and-answer session, where he seemingly slammed employees for becoming complacent during the pandemic. The 38-year-old's tough approach to 'coasting' staff served as a continuation to a leaked memo revealed earlier this month, where managers were told to cut low performers amidst the company's devastating downturn in value. That downturn, which has seen the Facebook founder's once $120billion net worth diminish by half, has been largely blamed on increased competition for young users' attention from platforms like Snapchat and TikTok, as well as losses incurred during the pandemic. Footage of the June 30 Q&A, obtained by The Verge, shows a visibly...
    A MUM has revealed that she bans her child from going to sleepovers, but has three reasons why.  TikTok mum @treeeflower said she gets asked all the time why she puts the boundary in place, even with family members.  She explained: “Why we say no to sleepovers, even with family. 2TikTok mum @treeeflower revealed she has banned sleepovers for her daughterCredit: tiktok @treeeflower 2She gave three reasons why sleepovers aren't allowedCredit: TikTok/@treeeflower “Everyone is different behind closed doors. “Over 50% of abusers are family members. “No one will ever listen to & protect your child like you.” More on parentingYUMMY TUMMY Montessori activities to help your child's development & they're taste-safe tooKIDDING ME I'm a mum of seven but still want more, trolls ask how I can afford them all She replied to a person who asked if she even applies this to grandparents, and she agreed. Many people were torn in their reaction to the parenting rule. One said: “I grew up having sleepovers often, both at our home and my friend's homes. One of the many things that...
    Smugness and self-importance aside, the power the ruling class exerts over our lives makes these changes even harder to accept. In 2021, Americans were told that COVID vaccines would prevent infection and transmission. This claim was repeated by Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, as well as Bill Gates and President Biden. They were obviously wrong. Leaders with humility and wisdom would admit their error and chart a new course. The people who run our institutions did the opposite. Over the next year, Merriam-Webster changed the definition of “vaccine,” people were fired for disobeying mandates, and the media attempted to silence dissenters. My trust in our national COVID response was shaken much earlier. On June 5, 2020, more than 1,000 public health professionals signed an open letter arguing that large protests against racial injustice should be allowed, even as some people still couldn’t leave home to work. The letter stated, “White supremacy is a lethal public health issue that predates and contributes to COVID-19.” The signatories clearly understood COVID’s political leanings, because they later clarified that...
    (CNN)As Congress considers, again, the possibility of moving a package of gun control reforms, a number from a new CBS News/YouGov poll jumped out at me as evidence of why solving America's gun violence problem is so hard. It's this: 44% of Republicans said that mass shootings are something we have to accept as part of a free society. (A majority of Republicans -- 56% -- said mass shootings are something we can prevent and stop if we really tried.) That number is a striking departure from how the country as a whole views the issue. More than 7 in 10 Americans (72%) said that mass shootings could be prevented if we really tried, while just 28% said they were part of living in a free society.Read More Consider what those Republicans are saying: There is no policy -- or cultural -- solution to the problem of mass shootings. Instead, it is a necessary evil of living in a free society.This is, of course, utter bunk. Plenty of other free countries in the world do not have a mass shooting...
    Unfortunately, the world is not a very peaceful or safe place for many individuals. From conflict to abuse to exploitation, there is so much cruelty inflicted on both humans and animals. While this can get disheartening and difficult to hear about, petitions are a great way to use your voice for good. Just by signing one, you are a part of helping those who are not treated fairly. You can even share them with your friends and acquaintances to increase your impact. Through petitions, we can reach those in power and demand justice for others. They are valuable tools for making positive changes in the world. If you are looking for a way to help animals and humans, here are 10 petitions you should sign this week, including Fire the Chicago Cop Who Shot an Unarmed 13-Year-Old, Free Happy the Elephant From Her ‘One-Acre Prison’, Justice for the 10 Victims That Died in the Buffalo Shooting. We want to thank you for being the change you wish to see in the world and giving a voice to the voiceless....
    Master P said he's looking to get people convicted on low-level marijuana offenses freed from prison. The 52-year-old musical artist spoke Thursday with TMZ Live - amid news he has been declared legally single in his split from wife Sonya Miller - as he's promoting a benefit concert for Cannabis Freedom Day in Norfolk, Virginia on Friday. 'Cannabis freedom day is 5/20, we’re celebrating it, we have a concert in Virginia, and it’s all about Cannabis Freedom Day,' said the Make 'Em Say Uhh! artist. 'It’s about letting people out of prison that have a small case of marijuana, from $50 to $100 worth of marijuana, these guys shouldn’t be incarcerated.' The latest: Master P, 52, said he's looking to get people convicted on low-level marijuana offenses freed from prison. He was snapped in LA in 2020 Master P noted how the state of California let 60,000 people out of custody and his home state of Louisiana 'is starting to catch on' by letting out 10,000 people. The New Orleans native, whose real name is Percy Robert Miller Sr., noted how there...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Returns Week, a celebration of employees returning to in-person work, kicked off Monday.Michael Fassnacht, President and CEO of World Business Chicago, joined ABC7 Eyewitness News at 7 p.m. to talk about what's in store this week.To engage workers and help encourage people to return to working from the office at least a few days a week, Chicago Returns will announce free giveaways to people who come into the office May 2-6.The prizes include an array of activities, gift cards and cash that any Chicago worker can become eligible for by uploading a photo on social media and tagging or hashtagging @chicagoreturns or #chicagoreturns between May 2-6.The more times someone submits a photo, the more entries they are entered into.Each day, several winners will be drawn for cash prizes up to $1,500, restaurant gift cards, one-night hotel stays, tickets for Skydeck at Willis Tower and much more.You can find out more at chicagoreturns.com.
    Adults have revealed the most annoying thing their parents do in an amusing and relatable thread. Reddit users from across the UK took to the forum to share the things their parents do that causes them the most frustration, including one person who vented about their parents assuming they are free for every invitation and another that claims their parents act sympathetic because they are single. The discussion began after a woman explained she had to spend her bank holiday weekend searching for her bag and passport after her mother unexpectedly tidied her house while she was at work.  Reddit users from across the UK have been revealing the most annoying thing about their parents (file image)  Posting on Reddit, the woman complained about her mother moving items around her house while she's at work  Venting her frustrations, she wrote: 'What's the most annoying thing your parents do even though you're an adult? 'Mine like to stop by my house when I'm at work, ostensibly to see my cats but often they'll also do some tidying whilst they're there. Problem...
    Welcome to the Glean, MinnPost’s twice-daily roundup of Minnesota news. A.J. Lagoe and Steve Eckert at KARE-11 have a piece on a city review of no-knock warrants for five months — from Sept. 1, 2021, though January 31, 2022 — that reveals striking racial disparities. The staff of the Minneapolis Civil Rights Office of Police Conduct Review found that the “target” of all 29 no-knock Warrants executed by Minneapolis police during that period was a person of color. Related from MinnPost: State data show which Minnesota law enforcement agencies reported the most no-knock warrants, who they target and why Christopher Magan at the Pioneer Press is reporting that while the omicron subvariant BA.2 is responsible for almost all new infections, but another related subvariant — BA.2.12.1, which is even more contagious — has been detected in the Twin Cities, according to wastewater data from the Metropolitan Council. Jay Boller at Racket talks to the researchers at the University of Minnesota Raptor Center about this year’s widespread avian influenza outbreak. Between March 28 and April 26, the center registered positive cases...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A free medical care clinic is open in Center City. It’s open for the next two days at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  The clinic opened at 6 a.m. Everyone is welcome. READ MORE: Levar Turner Turns Himself In For Murder In Shooting Of Philly Cop's Son Hyram Hill, 2nd Suspect At LargeThe clinic is sponsored by an organization called “Remote Area Medical.” The Philadelphia sheriff’s office is also helping. They’re offering medical, dental and vision care.  Services are being offered on a first come, first served basis.  Remote Area Medical is a volunteer-led organization based out of Tennessee, but they offer these clinics all around the country. Since they were founded in 1985, they say they’ve served over 800,000 people, and have delivered more than $175 million in free services.  READ MORE: 2 People Shot In Stands Of Football Field Near Temple UniversityFor those seeking services, registration is at 7th and Vine Streets, and you could be there for the long haul.  “Be prepared to stay until you receive your services, so please make sure to...
    by Vance Ginn & Erik Randolph   The fact that our nation’s unemployment rate is approaching the low rate of 3.5% that was reached just prior to the pandemic should be a cause for celebration. But for a variety of reasons, the official unemployment number is misleading. The employment situation is not as rosy as it may seem. There is a wide disparity among the states that can be explained by how much economic freedom they allow, including how severely each state shut down its economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Consider that the U.S. remains 1.6 million jobs short of our February 2020 high, just before the pandemic came to our shores. Since then, our population has grown by 3.8 million people but the labor force shrank by 174,000 workers. The picture diverges for states. As demonstrated in our 2021 study, the states with the worst job recovery also imposed the harshest COVID-19 measures. For example, two states with the severest lockdowns — California and New York — are also experiencing two of the worst job recoveries, with unemployment...
    TEEN Mom Mackenzie McKee has posted a NUDE photo as she says she's "free" after moving on from the reality show. Mackenzie took to her Instagram with a strong message along with the shocking post. 5Teen Mom Mackenzie McKee posted a nude photo after being snubbed by MTVCredit: Instagram/Mackenzie McKee 5Mackenzie said she 'felt free' after MTV didn't invite her to film on Family ReunionCredit: MTV Mackenzie, 27, took to Instagram to show off her tanned and toned body in a nude photograph. The Teen Mom posed with her legs curled into her chest and her arm draped over her knee. She leaned back and smiled at the camera. Mackenzie posed against a dark background which made her long blond hair pop. Read More on Mackenzie McKeeTEEN-Y BIT MUCH? Teen Mom fans slam Mackenzie for 'bragging' that husband Josh cheatedMACK'S BACK? Teen Mom Mackenzie reveals only way she'll return after being 'snubbed' The mom-of-four captioned her post: "When you realize that people's opinions about you is NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. You are set free," and tagged Reese Witherspoon. Fans loved...
    REUTERS/Edgar SuAs a healthcare professional, living and working in Minneapolis, I regularly see the impacts of tailpipe pollution on patients. It has long been known that transportation pollution and poor air quality are associated with an increased risk of a wide range of negative health outcomes – including asthma, cardiovascular disease and even childhood leukemia. We even know now that exposure to smog brings an increased risk of poor health outcomes from COVID-19. Sadly, and similarly to the COVID-19 pandemic, these impacts disproportionately impact lower-income communities and communities of color, which are more likely to be located near busy highways and other high-traffic corridors, such as ports and international bridges.  We know that life expectancy is more impacted by the zip code of a child than by their genetic code, and that climate change is exacerbating these health inequities. This issue hits close to home. I grew up with a younger sister with asthma. Hot days were particularly hard for her, and I have many memories of her up with a nebulizer when she couldn’t breathe. She was also limited in sports and...
    CLEANING enthusiasts have revealed a cheap trick which they promise will get rid of nasty limescale with almost no effort. Limescale is an unwelcome guest that will instantly make your kitchen and bathroom look dirty. 2While not hazardous, limescale build-up can interfere with the performance of your pipesCredit: Getty But, fortunately, a group of cleaning experts have shared "the best way" to remove the "stubborn" limescale deposits around taps using lemon juice, the Express reported. Also known as calcium carbonate, limescale leaves watermarks and chalky white deposits around the taps of your sink, shower or toilet, as well as kitchen appliances. This is a particularly regular occurrence for those who live in an area with hard water, such as High Barnet, Epping and Stanmore in London. Although it is not a hazardous substance, limescale can look unpleasant and even interfere with the performance of your pipes and shower heads. read more cleaning storiesCLEAN SWEEP Cleaning fanatic shares his massive schedule including mowing TWICE a weekWASH THIS Mrs Hinch fans share a 29p hack to get your TV screen streak-free and clear This, in turn,...
    New York (CNN)When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, Kim Calichio and her husband, like many people, saw their lives change overnight.A former restaurant chef, Calichio had built a cooking and gardening business that halted completely, leaving her with no income. Her husband, Omar, also a chef, continued his restaurant job, working in close quarters that put him at risk amid the spreading virus."My husband and I were like, at least I can get unemployment," Calichio said. "Where there are five to 15 people that we know who aren't going to have that."In an industry where people typically live paycheck to paycheck and many don't qualify for unemployment benefits, Calichio knew many restaurant workers wouldn't have a safety net to fall back on."I had a choice to either sit here in my house and be overwhelmed," she said, "or, I can do whatever it is that I could possibly do without thinking about whether it's going to work or not."Read MoreSo, in early March 2020, the couple started a GoFundMe with the idea of purchasing fresh, healthy groceries wholesale and delivering them...
    GARETH BALE will leave Real Madrid on a free transfer in the summer, his agent has confirmed. The 32-year-old Welshman's contract at the Bernabeu expires at the end of the season. 1Bale's relationship with Real Madrid has become fractured over recent yearsCredit: Reuters He has been frozen out of the squad since the start of the current campaign, leading most to conclude that his days in the Spanish capital are numbered. And Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett has now confirmed he will depart in the summer but insists they have not decided where he will move to. Barnett told Spanish TV station Deportes Cuatro: "Bale deserves a grand farewell from the club. And no, we have not yet decided on the future." Bale was labelled a "parasite" by the Spanish press last month after they slammed him for being injured for a Real Madrid game and then playing for Wales a few days later. READ MORE IN SPORTBALE RAPS TROLLS ‘We all know who the parasite is’ - Bale fires new blast at Spanish press The former Spurs man then responded...
    (CNN)After Fred Woods and two accomplices kidnapped dozens of California children from a school bus in 1976 and trapped them underground, they were sentenced to up to 27 life sentences without the possibility of parole. Fast forward 46 years, and Woods is now on the brink of getting paroled.Depending on whom you ask, that epilogue to the largest mass kidnapping in US history is either long overdue for a man full of remorse or a source of renewed trauma for victims who were buried alive. A never-ending nightmareIt doesn't take much to trigger panic attacks for Lynda Carrejo Labendeira: the sight of a white moving van; construction lights; a small room that reminds her of being trapped.Read MoreAs a fourth-grader at Dairyland Elementary School in Chowchilla, she, 25 other children and their driver were snatched from their school bus by three armed men in a plot to get $5 million in ransom. The school bus where 27 people were kidnapped has been kept at Bright's Museum in Le Grand, California. The kids, ages 5 to 14, and their bus driver...
    A MAJOR change to the Covid rulebook will come into force from next week. It will affect how people access testing, which has been free for the past two years. 1Brits are on the cusp of another Covid rule changeCredit: Getty From April 1, free Covid testing will no longer be offered by the Government to people in England, with the rest of the UK following suit. Instead, the public will have to pay if they want to confirm if they are Covid positive. It’s part of Boris Johnson’s plan to “live with Covid” and move the nation forward without self isolation and restrictions. The Government website says: “The Test & Trace programme cost £15.7 billion in 2021/22.  “With Omicron now the dominant variant and less severe, levels of high immunity across the country and a range of strategies in place including vaccines... the value for taxpayers’ money is now less clear.  Read more on coronavirusSIDE EFFECTS Warning to anyone who’s had Covid over links to 20 dangerous conditions “Free testing should rightly be focused on at-risk groups.” People...
    One woman has taken to Mumsnet to ask others the cheeky ways they save money. The woman admitted her husband often reuses stamps from mail they receive if the stamp isn't marked. 5One woman admitted to bringing her own tea bags to cafes so she could order boiling water for freeCredit: Getty 5People began discussing their money saving tricks after a woman claimed her husband reuses stampsCredit: Mumsnet "His excitement when an envelope arrives and the stamp isn't marked is a wonder to behold," she explained.  Most people love finding a bargain, but some people are prepared to go to some extreme lengths to make sure they're saving the pennies. People on the forum confessed to the stingiest acts they use to make life a little cheaper. One user shared their thrifty hack of sitting upstairs on their bed to get warm, as the hot air rises and they don't have to turn the heating on. Another user revealed that they cut up old Christmas cards and turned them into gift tags to save them a few quid at an...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- You may have heard that the IRS is expected to be late getting out tax refunds again this year, but that's not necessarily bad news. Why? Well, that's just one of the I-Team's tax hacks aimed to help you cash in.We all hope to get our tax refund check on time but if yours comes 45 days after this year's April 18 deadline, you're owed a refund plus a little more.Tax Hack Tip #1: Make sure you get interest if your refund is late"It's a 3% APY right now for refunds from the IRS. So for every $1,000 refund, you would get around $2.50 additional and that actually starts every month your refund is delayed beyond the actual tax season," said tax accountant Connell Jones.In 2020, the IRS paid $3 billion in interest to taxpayers, according to a federal government review.Tax Hack Tip #2: The pandemic and inflation may boost your returnThe pandemic and inflation may put you in a different tax bracket this year, meaning a boost in your return. Thanks to inflation, the 2021 tax...
    DEAR MISS MANNERS: We love having a Little Free Library in our front yard. We enjoy seeing neighbors and passersby look through the books, take one or two, and maybe make a special trip to leave a few that they’re finished with. We’ve received thank-you notes from people who appreciate our little library. However, a pair of women have started roaming our neighborhood, emptying all the Little Free Libraries into large bags that they carry. Eventually it got to the point that our library was being emptied every few days. We saw them this morning, carrying bags stuffed with books, and confronted them. They were extremely belligerent. Related Articles Miss Manners: It was awkward when I asked my husband’s friends to leave our house Miss Manners: My wife thinks my new rules about houseguests are too strict Miss Manners: How to encourage eyes on the road without being overdramatic Miss Manners: I’m tired of being treated as my friend’s concierge Miss Manners: If you call your living room a ‘salon,’...
    My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell said he plans to parachute in free pillows to Canadians protesting COVID-19 mandates after a shipment of 10,000 pillows were blocked at the border earlier this week.  Lindell, a staunch supporter of Donald Trump, confirmed that a truck loaded with My Pillows had been denied entry into Canada at the Michigan border on Tuesday, so he intends to drop his products to Freedom Convoy protesters from a helicopter, the Daily Beast reported.  'We need to get the My Pillows to the people,' Lindell said, explaining that the pillows will be equipped with 'little parachutes' to ensure their safe delivery.  Lindell did not specify when or where the delivery would take place, saying: 'I can not give the location out, and it is no joke! I just confirmed with them [the helicopter company], and yes, this is the plan.' The Canada Border Services Agency and My Pillow did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com's request for comment.    My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell has plans to drop free pillows from a helicopter to Freedom Convoy protestors in Ottawa, Canada,...
    Unfortunately, the world is not a very peaceful or safe place for many individuals. From conflict, to abuse, to exploitation, there is so much cruelty inflicted on both humans and animals. While this can get disheartening and difficult to hear about, petitions are a great way to use your voice for good. Just by signing one, you are a part of helping those who are not treated fairly. You can even share them with your friends and acquaintances to increase your impact. Through petitions, we can reach those in power and demand justice for others. They are valuable tools for making positive changes in the world. If you are looking for a way to help animals and humans, here are 10 petitions you should sign this week, including Stop These Countries From Reopening The Ivory Trade, Free Kiska, The World’s Loneliest Orca, Tell the Tennessee Legislature to Stop Targeting Trans Kids! We want to thank you for being the change you wish to see in the world and giving a voice to the voiceless. 1. Hold TV Show Accountable...
    A California comic book store owner is planning to donat 100 copies of Art Spiegelman's Maus, a graphic novel about Holocaust surviors, to students in Tennessee.   Last week, a Tennessee school board voted unanimously to remove the Pulitzer Prize-winning book from its eighth-grade curriculum, citing a drawing of a nude woman, eight swear words and its 'not wise or healthy' content.  The McMinn County Board of Education voted 10-0 to remove 'Maus' by Art Spiegelman from the curriculum on January 10, despite educators arguing that the graphic novel is an 'anchor text' in eighth-grade English language arts instruction and the centerpiece of a months-long study of the Holocaust.  The controversy has led to some heated opinions and even the suspension of The View host Whoopi Goldberg over her comments in response to the banning of the book.   Ryan Higgins owns Comics Conspiracy in Sunnyvale, California, about 40 miles from San Francisco and over 2,400 miles from McMinn County, which banned the books     The McMinn County school board in Tennessee voted 10-0 to remove 'Maus' by Art Spiegelman from the eighth grade curriculum over...
    President Joe Biden expressed his frustration at being trapped in the White House on Wednesday, unable to travel and speak directly to the American people. The president spoke with reporters for 112 minutes during a rare solo press conference at the White House. Biden was confronted by NBC News reporter Kristen Welker who said during a visit to South Carolina, black voters she spoke to had written off his efforts on voting rights as a “last-minute PR push” The president was disappointed to hear the news, lamenting he had been trapped in the White House during the first year of his presidency. “Part of the problem is, as well: I have not been out in the community nearly enough,” he said. “I’ve been here an awful lot.” He lamented that the coronavirus pandemic and Washington politics prevented him from interacting with the people. He said: I find myself in a situation where I don’t get a chance to look people in the eye, because of both COVID and things that are happening in Washington, to be able to go out...
    People are underestimating how fattening food is when they share a meal or snack with others, research has found.   For diners, food appears less fattening to them when it is shared because they do not feel they 'own' the food. This perceived lack of ownership when sharing food means people 'mentally decouple calories from their consequences', Canadian scientists have suggested. The research, published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, also found that losing this judgement of how fatty a food is when sharing makes diners want to eat more given that they viewed it as a 'free' meal.    For diners, food appears less fattening to them when it is shared because they do not feel they 'own' the food Scientists Nükhet Taylor and Theodore Noseworthy said their findings suggested that sharing snacks or small plates at restaurants with family and friends may actually be encouraging 'excessive caloric intake' by leading people to underestimate how fattening the food is. Dr Taylor told The Times: 'When we see food on a shared plate, we still understand how many calories we are consuming, but we...
    In Cook County, Chicago, there are 2,300 people free on electronic ankle monitors and 75 percent are accused of violent crimes Ninety people accused of murder are free on electronic monitoring ankles in Chicago thanks to woke bail reforms that have put scores of violent criminals back on the streets. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart revealed the numbers to CBS on Monday, along with his fears that it is making communities significantly less safe.  Dart said that in his county alone, 90 people accused of murder are free along with 40 people charged with attempted murder and 852  people charged with aggravated gun possession.  In the year 2021, Chicago Police Department let 2,300 people go free on an ankle monitoring bail.  Of them, 133 were arrested for committing another violent crime, according to Mayor Lori Lightfoot last week.  The reforms were imposed by Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans in 2017.  Since then, crime in Chicago has skyrocketed and now, 75 percent of those with electronic monitoring bracelets are accused of violent crimes.  Despite pleas from Mayor Lori Lightfoot to lock...
    A bride was slammed after revealing plans to ban all guests over the age of 70 from her wedding because they might take some of the attention away from her.  The woman, thought to be from the US, took to Reddit and asked if she was the a*****e for not wanting to invite any elderly guests, including her and her fiancé's grandparents.    She revealed that her fiancé's grandmother has Alzheimers' Disease, which she described as 'really depressing' and that her own elderly relatives need a lot of help and attention.   The post was widely condemned by other Reddit users who said the bride was selfish. However a handful of commenters said it was no different to banning children from a wedding.    The woman, thought to be from the US, took to Reddit and asked if she was the a*****e for not wanting to invite any elderly guests, including her and her fiancé's grandparents  According to the post, the bride did not want elderly and unwell relatives stealing the limelight at her wedding The post said: 'My fiancé and I decided that...
    IT sounds almost too good to be true, like a song by John ­Lennon and Yoko Ono at their most wildly idealistic. Covid is over — if you want it. 10Labour leader Keir Starmer tested positive for Covid-19 in October last yearCredit: PA 10Some Scots ignored Nicola Sturgeon's pleas for a covid-secure new year as they travelled south of the border to partyCredit: PA 10The First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford has imposed widespread restrictions within his countryCredit: PA Because 2022 dawns with the words we have yearned to hear for almost two years finally being said aloud. The worst of Covid truly does look like it is over. “The horrific scenes that we saw a year ago — intensive care units being full, lots of people dying prematurely — that is now history, in my view,” says Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University. Is this really the right time to feel hope? Infection rates are soaring. Stocks of rapid test kits are running low. On the front line, NHS nurses are working themselves to the...
    New Zealand is banning youngsters from ever being allowed to buy cigarettes under a rolling program to make the entire country smoke-free by 2025. No-one under the age of 14 will ever be allowed to buy cigarettes in their lifetime under the scheme in a bid to eradicate smoking from the country. Each year an additional age group will be added to the ban list until it's illegal for the entire nation.  'We want to make sure young people never start smoking so we will make it an offence to sell or supply smoked tobacco products to new cohorts of youth,' NZ associate health minister Ayesha Verrall said on Thursday.  'People aged 14 when the law comes into effect will never be able to legally purchase tobacco. 'We are also reducing the appeal, addictiveness and availability of smoked tobacco products.  'New laws will mean only smoked tobacco products containing very low-levels of nicotine can be sold, with a significant reduction in the number of shops who can sell them.' The new rules will not come into effect immediately to allow retailers...
    There was a time when Democrats called their party “the Party of Freedom.” Largely because of the horrors of the Republican Great Depression, Americans realized that, as President Franklin D. Roosevelt said in his 1944 State of the Union address, “Necessitous men are not free men.” You can’t disentangle economics from liberty. Which is why Democrats have proclaimed since the 1930s that: If you’re hungry and don’t have access to food, you’re not free. If you can’t afford decent housing and therefore don’t have a safe place to live, you’re not free. If you’re out of work and can’t support yourself or your family, you’re not free. If you’re sick and can’t afford medical treatment, you’re not free. If you live in fear of right-wing terrorism because of your religion or the color of your skin, you’re not free. And if you have the inherent capability to be a scientist or union electrician but can’t afford college or trade school to reach your potential, you’re not free. Instead, as FDR said in the next...
    Travis Scott has been accused of 'exploiting' the Astroworld tragedy and 'profiting' off of concertgoers' trauma after partnering with the controversial virtual therapy provider BetterHelp.  The 30-year-old rapper was performing on stage at his Astroworld Festival in Houston on Friday when a crowd surge left at least eight people dead and hundreds of others injured.  Scott, who has had more than 40 lawsuits filed against him following the concert, released a statement on Monday pledging to cover all funeral costs and refund the cost of all tickets.  He also announced that he was partnering with BetterHelp to supply free one-on-one online therapy to any concertgoers impacted by the tragic events at Astroworld.    Criticism: Travis Scott, 30, is facing backlash for partnering with the therapy app BetterHelp to offer Astroworld victims one month of free counseling  Allegedly: Jeff Guenther, the co-founder of the national therapist directory TherapyDen, claimed in a TikTok video that BetterHelp, and possibly Scott, were profiting off of the tragedy  However, the initiative was met with backlash and some even speculated that Scott would financially benefit from the partnership. ...
    Despite Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo's claims, experts say there are several complicated reasons people may be opting out of the workforce. Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo responded to a report on the latest jobs number Friday by falsely claiming that workers are staying home because they are receiving "free money" from the federal government. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday morning that the economy had added 531,000 jobs in October and the unemployment rate dropped 0.2% from September, to 4.6%. The report also showed that more than 5.5 million jobs had been added to the economy since President Joe Biden took office in January. Fox News acknowledged the raw data in a report on "America's Newsroom." Bartiromo, meanwhile, downplayed the report while appearing on the program, pointing out that the labor participation rate, or the percentage of the population currently working or seeking work, had hovered around 61.6% for some time while admitting that the report was better than expected. "This number has not gone anywhere since the beginning...
    If you’re open to rural city life, you might be able to score cash and a pair of "on-demand" grandparents. Indiana officials in the city of Greensburg have teamed up with MakeMyMove.com to create a relocation program that’ll bring remote workers to the "Tree City." The collaboration is powered by the Greensburg/Decatur County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and the online recruitment resource, a spokesperson for Mayor Joshua Marsh told Fox News. According to the EDC’s emailed statement, organizers of this economic program have put this incentive package together in hopes of attracting high-wage remote workers.  THIS CARIBBEAN ISLAND IS OFFERING YEAR-LONG VISAS FOR REMOTE WORKERS  Greensburg, Indiana is a rural city that's located 50 miles southeast of Indianapolis. The city is offering $7,000 and a list of other compelling incentives to try and attract remote workers. (Casey Smith/Report for America via AP) "The EDC and Mayor Marsh were approached by MakeMyMove in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic," the statement said. "Large cities across the country saw a mass exodus of professionals leaving to move back home and be...
    CONSERVATIVE commentator Candace Owens has called on the United States to invade Australia to liberate people from the "tyrannical" Covid lockdown. The American TV personality made the comments on her Tuesday show, Daily Wire, where she labelled the country a "totalitarian regime". 5Candace Owens called on the US to invade Australia to liberate the citizens from the draconian Covid lockdownCredit: Daily Wire 5The TV personality labelled Australia a 'totalitarian regime'Credit: Daily Wire 5Police arrest a lockdown protester in Melbourne, AustraliaCredit: Rex Owens began by saying her husband has family members in Australia and one of those relatives recently shared that the "mental state of everyone around her was in steep decline". In response to this, the 32-year-old host reeled off the long list of the draconian Covid-19 restrictions that have been put in place during the pandemic. This included a limited number of people at funerals, in households, 5km travel restrictions and QR check-in codes that were "literally everywhere -including toilets." “There are helicopters patrolling the skies to ensure that everybody is abiding by the curfews,” she said referring to...
    People gather for picnics beside the Harbour Bridge in the suburb of Kirribilli on September 19, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. Covid-19 restrictions have eased for people in NSW who are fully vaccinated.James D. Morgan | Getty Images News | Getty Images Fully vaccinated Australians arriving in Sydney from overseas will no longer have to quarantine starting Nov. 1. At a briefing, New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet implied that quarantine-free travel was also available for all vaccinated international travelers when he said, "We are opening Sydney and New South Wales to the world." But he was overruled by Prime Minister Scott Morrison who later said the easing of entry restrictions at the border is meant only for Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate families. People who fall under those categories would be allowed to leave and return to Sydney without needing to quarantine. "This is about Australian residents and citizens first," Morrison said at a briefing, following Perrottet's announcement. "Commonwealth Government has made no decisions to allow other visa holders ... to come into Australia under these arrangements. They...
    Women without children were slammed for being 'over sensitive' after they took issue with the terms 'childless' and 'childfree' in a heated online debate.  The Mumsnet thread was kickstarted by a British woman who said she disliked the term 'childless' after it was used by TV presenter Katie Piper in a recent Loose Women debate.   The post was met with agreement by dozens of other women who described the term as 'crass'. They also said the word 'childfree', sometimes used as an alternative' was 'dehumanising' to children because it made them sound like a 'commodity'.  However others hit back against the argument, noting it appeared they wanted to be 'offended over nothing' and questioned what term would be appropriate if 'childless' and 'childfree' were ruled to be too offensive.   Women without children were slammed for being 'over sensitive' after they took issue with the terms 'childless' and 'childfree' in a heated online debate. Stock image   The Mumsnet thread was kickstarted by a British woman who said she disliked the term 'childless' after it was used by TV presenter Katie Piper...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — “Eat Healthy.” Easier said than done, right? An Illinois medical student wants to make sure following that doctor’s order is a breeze especially for people in low income communities. CSB 2 Morning Insider Lauren Victory shares how the future doctor is swapping her stethoscope for a spatula. READ MORE: 2 Men In Critical Condition After Apartment Fire In Englewood; Neighbors Rescue Residents Jumping From Building Day after day, cart after cart leaves the Pilsen Food Pantry. Each is filled with nourishment and packed with potential that Sophia Yunez shares through recipes at her free cooking class. The second year University of Illinois Chicago medical student scans the shelves for what’s in season and at a surplus each week. “For example, we had like a lot of peaches that were coming through the pantry, so we tried doing something with peaches,” said Yunez. Leftover canned pork was transformed into tasty lettuce wraps recently.  Extra tilapia got rave reviews after Yunez’s suggestion to oven-bake it. A client told Yunez, “‘They always like to eat fried fish but they actually enjoyed the...
    In an effort to reduce the growing health risks from wildfire smoke to some of the Bay Area’s most vulnerable residents, air regulators announced Thursday they plan to provide free air purifiers to 3,000 low-income Bay Area residents who suffer from asthma and other breathing problems. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District, a state agency based in San Francisco, said it will spend $350,000 on the program, and will seek donations from corporations and others to expand it more broadly in the months ahead. “The best health strategy is to prepare for these wildfire smoke events before they happen,” said Jack Broadbent, executive officer of the air district, at an event in San Jose to announce details. Most at risk, experts say, are elderly, low-income people with pre-existing breathing problems who are stuck at home in residential hotels or apartments with little relief when air quality plummets due to wildfire smoke. Air purifiers are devices that filter air in homes and other indoor locations to reduce pollution. Typically costing $100 to $200, they have been in increasing demand in...
    A SAVVY student has furnished her entire house - shared by two people - for nothing save the cost of new mattresses, after blagging everything from furniture to crockery, yoga mats and houseplants for free. Slovak student Eva Kupčová, 20, who is studying computer science at the University of Glasgow, has combined her two top priorities - saving money and saving the environment - by using other people's cast-offs to kit-out every room in her rented house. 5Eva Kupčová kitted out her house for free by using items other people want to throw awayCredit: PA Real Life 5Eva blagged everything from furniture to crockery, yoga mats and houseplants for freeCredit: PA Real Life Scouring websites like Gumtree, Olio and Facebook Marketplace, where people advertise unwanted items for nothing to people willing to collect them, she estimates she has saved her household at least £2,000. Eva, who moved into her house share in Glasgow, in September 2020, said: "I was inspired by a documentary I watched on sustainability and have not looked back. "By furnishing our house with things other people...
    TAMMY ABRAHAM'S £34million move from Chelsea to Roma has been confirmed. And the Serie A side used the announcement to encourage fans to help find missing people in Rome. 1Roma have signed Tammy Abraham from Chelsea for £34mCredit: Pacemaker Chelsea said: "Tammy Abraham has today left Chelsea Football Club to join AS Roma in a permanent transfer, ending his long association with the Blues after coming through the ranks in our Academy to represent our men’s first team. "In total, Abraham scored 30 goals in 82 appearances for the club at senior level, primarily over the last two seasons, and was part of the squad which triumphed in the Champions League and UEFA Super Cup this year." Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: "Tammy will always be welcomed back at Stamford Bridge as one of our own. "We have all enjoyed watching his progress through our academy and into the first-team squad, and are grateful for his contribution to our successes at senior and youth level. "His many goals in a Chelsea shirt and, of course, his part in our...
    Negotiating is a valuable skill in many areas of life, but these messages prove some people don't care if a deal is fair as long as it works in their favour. People from around the world have been sharing messages that have gone viral because of the very self-entitled tone of their sender - including people asking for freebies and companies advertising jobs without a salary. The hilarious gallery was rounded up by Bored Panda  and includes an 'up and coming influencer' who offered to give exposure to a tattoo salon in exchange for free body art. However, the owner of the salon gave a witty response after spotting that they already have more followers than the influencer.  Another individual who asked for a free version of an author's book received a very blunt message in return.  Here FEMAIL looks at the cheekiest chancers...  Bored Panda has rounded up messages from around the world sent by self-entitled people, including an 'up and coming influencer' believed to be from the US who wanted free tattoos in exchange for offering exposure to the...
    BRITS under the age of 21 could be banned from buying cigarettes in a bid to get the UK smoke-free by 2030. A ban on flavoured e-cigarettes alongside the age limit for smoking is also said to have been looked at by health officials. 1Proposed plans could see the sale of cigarettes banned to people under the age of 21Credit: Getty Health Secretary Sajid Javid is set to launch a new plan with one of the main aims being a crackdown on younger smokers. Insiders told The Mirror that there could be a clampdown on flavoured vaping products such as mint and mango. A plan to outlaw the sale of cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21 has also reportedly been discussed. However no firm plans on smoking or vaping have yet been implemented. Around 200,000 children in the UK are thought to smoke and medics have warned that these youngsters could go on to be life-long smokers. A letter published by medics in the BMJ said: "Half the difference in life expectancy between rich and poor people is...
    Unfortunately, the world is not a very peaceful or safe place for many individuals. From conflict to abuse to exploitation, there is so much cruelty inflicted on both humans and animals. While this can get disheartening and difficult to hear about, petitions are a great way to use your voice for good. Just by signing one, you are a part of helping those who are not treated fairly. You can even share them with your friends and acquaintances to increase your impact. Through petitions, we can reach those in power and demand justice for others. They are valuable tools for making positive changes in the world. If you are looking for a way to help animals and humans, here are 10 petitions you should sign this week, including Save Animals From Abusive Farm, Free World’s Loneliest Orca, and Ban Bullfighting in France. We want to thank you for being the change you wish to see in the world and giving a voice to the voiceless. 1. Save 50 Animals From Abusive Farm Currently, there are over 50 animals...
    BRITS should be prescribed free fruit and veg to tackle poor diets, a new report says. It is part of a plan to beat around 64,000 deaths a year linked to bad eating habits. 3A new food strategy could affect the cost of your favourite snacksCredit: Getty - Contributor What much of the country eats and how it is produced is doing "terrible damage", according to the National Food Strategy, published today. In the report there are big plans to change how Brits eat, which will affect the weekly shop and the snacks parents choose for their kids. It says GPs should be able to prescribe vouchers for fresh produce along with cooking lessons, nutritional education and guided tours of shops and supermarkets to teach people how to shop cleverly. Government Food Tsar Henry Dimbleby also unveiled plans for the £6-a-kilo tax on salty treats and a £3-a-kilo sugary food levy. It would send the cost of every day foods like crisps, crumpets, jam and sweets soaring. He wants to overhaul the way the nation's favourite foods are produced, and make...
    On Tuesday’s edition of The Five, Jesse Watters took issue with an Independence Day tweet by Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) in which the congresswoman said, “This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free.” When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they’re referring to is for white people. This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free. — Cori Bush (@CoriBush) July 4, 2021 “Congresswoman Bush said two things,” said Watters. “Really dumb things. She says this land was stolen. This land wasn’t stolen. We won this land on the battlefield and we bought it, right? We purchased Spain–I mean we purchased Florida from Spain. We have the receipts. What, do you want to give Florida back to Spain?” “How about the Seminoles?” asked Geraldo Rivera. “Well, what about them, Geraldo?” retorted Watters. “We won that territory on the battlefield. It was an ugly, brutal battle, but we won it. We’re not just gonna give everything back to the indigenous people of this country.” During the...
    Loading the player... The remains of Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest will be removed from a Memphis park ahead of a Juneteenth celebration. The Sons of Confederate Veterans have hired workers to dig up Forest’s body. The remains, along with a statue of the Confederate general, will be moved 200 miles away to the National Confederate Museum, according to The New York Times. The excavation may take several weeks but the goal is to have it completed ahead of a planned Juneteenth celebration in the park where Forrest and his wife are buried.  If the process is not complete by June 19 holiday, the event will still take place at the park known as Health Sciences Park, according to Michalyn Easter-Thomas of the Memphis City Council, Mediaite reports. Also Read: After trying to remove a confederate statue in Alabama, this activist received death threats “Having him there was like having him dance on our graves, the graves of our ancestors,” Easter-Thomas said. “You can go quietly. We won’t miss you.” Forrest was a former...
    (CNN)You stare at your bedroom ceiling, willing yourself to go to sleep. Thoughts race through your head, holding your mind hostage. Or you ruminate on the awkward conversation you had with your boss on the way home from work.Overthinking can happen at any time of day or night and can leave people frozen in indecision. People are often trapped by their own thoughts because they are striving for perfection or are trying to find a way to control a situation, said Kimber Shelton, a psychologist and owner of KLS Counseling & Consulting Services in Duncanville, Texas."We want to figure out every single angle and be able to control what would happen if this should occur, and we get stuck in this process of overthinking," she said. Dont just go back to normal. Post-pandemic life can be much better than thatWhen people overthink, Shelton said, their thoughts begin going in circles and they can't find a conclusion.Read MoreThoughts of mishandled or embarrassing past events can also disrupt people and lead them to play back the events in their head over and...
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