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    INSECTS seem to always find their way into your home no matter how many screens you have installed or repellents you've used. From wasps repeatedly hitting your window in an effort to escape to a stink bug in your bathtub, this simple and free hack will get rid of them. 2Instagram user Sveinung Hjelmervik shared a creative and humane way of removing insects from your home Instagram account Spewpa shared user Sveinung Hjelmervik's free and humane way of removing wasps and other insects from your home. If you hear a buzzing inside one of your windows this summer, simply grab an old matchbox to tackle your uninvited guest. Ensuring there are no remaining matches in the box, slide the box partially from its sleeve. Once you have located the creepy crawly you want to evict from your home, simply place the matchbox over it and slide it closed. Read More Life HacksSPIDER FIGHTER I’m a pest control pro – my DIY spray will get rid of spiders from your homeBUZZ OFF I'm a pest control expert - Here's 3 ways...
    A PEST control expert has told how Brits can stop their homes from being invaded by flying ants. Stuart Halliday, 42, owner of Kill and Cure Pest Control, has warned that people need to watch out for the tell tale signs that their home has been infected. 2Flying ant day is already upon usCredit: Getty 2A nest of ants on a pavementCredit: Getty Flying ant day usually occurs when a spell of wet weather is followed by hot humid weather. Although referred to as a day, the mating ritual can last for several weeks in high summer. By the end, billions of ants will have taken to the skies. Last year Flying Ant Day took place in most parts of the country on July 12. Now Stuart has explained that he believes ant season is already well underway in the UK. He told The Sun: “July and August is when you get your flying ants. "They come out at this time because they are breeding adult. The flying ones are the queens and little flying ones are the males. “Once...
    Instead of feeling embarrassed for getting into a public dispute with a reporter, Georgia Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene bragged Wednesday that she told a reporter from England in the U.K. to “go back to your country” after being asked a question comparing gun violence in the U.S. to the U.K. On Twitter, Greene posted the clip in which a reporter confronted her regarding the increase in gun violence across the country. “We don’t have guns in the U.K., that is true, but we don’t have mass shootings either,” the reporter commented to Greene at a press conference. “Children aren’t scared to go to school.” Instead of addressing, Greene the issue attacked the reporter. “You have mass stabbings, lady. You have all kinds of murder and you’ve got laws against that.” To which the reporter replied: “Nothing like the same rates here.” Of course, like other Republicans who act out instead of dealing with the facts, Greene resorted to dismissive and rude language. “Well, you can go back to your country and worry about your no guns. We like ours here,” Greene said. But that’s...
    KEEPING pests out of your potted plants and flower beds can feel like a full-time job. Snails and slugs are active all year round but are often warm weather culprits as they bury themselves in the cool soil to avoid dehydration. 1Chef and avid gardener Clodagh McKenna appeared on This Morning where she shared her tips for ridding your garden of slugs and snailsCredit: ITV Irish chef and gardener Clodagh McKenna appeared on British television show This Morning, where she discussed her DIY hacks to keeping these pests away from her plants, reports The Daily Express. Clodagh shared her quick and easy hack to protecting her plants, saying: "I use coffee - so my leftover coffee, it’s a big thing, because slugs hate wet soil, so if you can make a ring around you plants with coffee." "I don't know if this will work for everybody but it works for me," Clodagh said. Slugs and snails are particularly active in the springtime as they feed on seedlings. Read More Pest StoriesMAKES SCENTS The five scents that will keep foxes out...
    If the new pest control treatment doesn't work, the company is offering to get rid of the cockroaches using traditional methods at no additional cost. Floyd said there are about 10 new treatments he wants to try, which "are designed to be more DIY treatments with materials and ingredients that someone can purchase themselves and that are safe to family and pets." American cockroaches are the largest of the house-infesting roach species in the United States, growing as big as 3 inches long, or about the size of a human thumb. They have wings and can fly, but do so rarely. They are commonly called water bugs and sometimes misidentified as palmetto bugs. This cockroach species is commonly found in basements, crawl spaces, and any warm damp areas, according to Orkin. While they prefer to live outdoors, they can enter homes in search of food and water and are commonly found in kitchens and bathrooms. Fortunately, American cockroaches reproduce at slower rates than other cockroach species, but a female will still lay about 16 eggs in...
    Are there many ads and suggestions on your Instagram feed? Some tips to get it back to your taste! New Algorithm of Instagram Not everyone is happy. The more ads, the less people we follow, And hard capture: it received little criticism. But there are some tricks to bring it to your liking. MCETV explains everything! Tips for keeping Instagram neat Ads, it’s yours First, a first concern is often Isolated by users: Ads. In fact, since the implementation of the new algorithm, we have been seeing more and more ads. But even more serious, if in one of them we have the misfortune to delay, her friends come. So, if you have the misfortune of seeing an Instagram ad for a piece of clothing, there is a risk that all the matches will fall. But if you go In application settings, You can choose what you want to see. But what not to look for above all else. In Settings, in Section Ads, you can moderate the lessons. So get rid of what you see too much. Or you...
    PEST control experts have revealed an effective way to get rid of maggots from bins - and it's absolutely free. As the weather becomes warmer, you've probably noticed a lot more flies already - and with these also come maggots. 1Experts revealed how to eliminate maggots for freeCredit: Getty It's a never-ending cycle - flies lay eggs and these turn into maggots, which then become flies and lay more eggs, reported The Express. These pests reproduce incredibly quickly, particularly in environments that are warm, humid and that provide food - and what better place to call home than your bins. Although maggots are not inherently harmful, they can pose an unpleasant problem once they've taken over your rubbish bin. At this time in the year, when these unsightly pests are the most common, it is best to eliminate any food source feed upon.  Here, Edward Jones, HomeCareHow’s founder advised: “Check stored food items that may be their source of nourishment.  “Be wary of dirty and rotting areas. If your foundation is rotting, maggots are most likely present in the different...
    NEED a bit of support from your swimwear? You’ve come to the right place. If the idea of flashing the flesh fills you with dread, fear not: we've found the very best shaping swimwear and tummy control swimsuits on the high street that will streamline your silhouette and make you feel amazing this summer. You can never underestimate the power of black swimwear to work wonders for your shape. Black is also a classic that you can accessorise in a number of ways and will look great, season after season. Adding a statement bag and summer hat can change up your look in an instant. Elsewhere, there's a whole host of sculpting fabrics, ruche detailing and amazing prints available online to flatter your body — whether you're looking to smooth your tummy, balance your hips or accommodate a larger bust, there are so many options out there. Read on for our round up of the best control swimwear for 2022 - buy now to be all set for summer. *If you click on a link in this piece, we may...
    In the digital age, many of us may feel addicted to our phones, sometimes scrolling through them multiple times a day.   But now experts have revealed what your mobile usage could reveal about your personality - from news-addicts looking for 'control' to 'lonely' Instagram users. British expert Tamara Sears from the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) explained while many people browse our phones to access information or to fill time, your habits can reveal all about who you are.  She explained: 'When it comes to figuring out what you are using your phone for or it might be worthwhile to think about how often you use it and to what purpose. 'Do you use it to engage or to avoid? To learn or to relax? To connect or disconnect?' She added: 'Is it just a tool that you are in control of, or does it control you?' Here Tamara reveals to FEMAIL what your internet usage shows about your personality.... Some of us spend more than 5 hours a day scrolling through our smartphones and are truly addicted. But...
    According to CNN, big brands such as Coca-Cola, Disney, Kraft, Apple, and Best Buy were targeted in the letter. The left has been in an exasperated public freakout ever since Musk first raised the possibility of buying Twitter last month, expressing deep-seated fears that the acquisition would lead to the speedy downfall of Western society. It appears many are really just upset that the left will no longer be able to censor speech it doesn't like on the platform.What else?But Musk wasn't finished yet. He went on to ruffle more feathers by suggesting further changes to the platform. In another set of tweets Tuesday, he floated charging governments and businesses to use Twitter in a bid to make the company more profitable like its other competitors in the social media space, while still keeping the service free for most of the population. "Twitter will always be free for casual users, but maybe a slight cost for commercial/government users," he tweeted Tuesday. "Ultimately, the downfall of the Freemasons was giving away their stonecutting services for nothing." Twitter will always be free...
    Products featured in this Mail Best article are independently selected by our shopping writers. If you make a purchase using links on this page, DailyMail.com may earn an affiliate commission.    If you want children at some point in the future or you’re actively trying to get pregnant right now, you may be interested to hear that there’s a test you can do at home to work out exactly how fertile you are. As many as one in six couple have difficulty conceiving when the time comes, so early detection with a Modern Fertility testing kit will give you time to treat any underlying issues or reassure you that you still have plenty of time if you’re not yet ready to be a mom. Less than a quarter of the price of fertility tests at the doctors and just as accurate, the Modern Fertility tests can be done in the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you. Modern Fertility Hormone Testing Kit  Even if you're not actively trying for a baby now, if you want one...
    MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan confronted White House economic advisor Jared Bernstein about the “disastrous” poll numbers the Biden administration has faced over the economy. On Tuesday’s edition of The Mehdi Hasan Show on Peacock, the host argued the economy has been “recovering phenomenally” under President Joe Biden, though he acknowledged Americans are feeling a squeeze thanks to rising costs due to inflation hitting at a 40-year high: Americans are feeling pain. That’s obvious. That’s true. And you add that to the obviously partisan political and media climate we currently live in and that may be why, despite all the evidence showing our economy overall is recovering phenomenally, an overwhelming number of Americans are unhappy still with President Biden’s handling of it. Hasan referenced an NBC News poll conducted between March 18 and March 22 that shows 63% of respondents overall disapproved of Biden’s handling of the economy. As is the case with many polls, those numbers drastically change once split along party lines, with 92% of Republicans and only 31% of Democrats disapproving. A majority of Independents also disapproved. Inflation...
    FOR two years our children have listened to talk about a pandemic. Now they hear of war in Ukraine, atrocities and nuclear weapons. Kids as young as ten are seeing videos on social media about the conflict, and children’s aid organisation Unicef says three-quarters of youngsters feel unable to judge if what they’re viewing is accurate. 3For two years our children have listened to talk about a pandemic 3Now they hear of war, dictatorship and nuclear weapons This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby shared an image from the war-stricken country on Instagram, saying how she has struggled to explain recent events to her three young children. Family support worker Megan Wright, of charity Action For Children’s Parent Talk service, and psychologist Emma Kenny, share tips with Claire Dunwell on how best to approach the issue. Try sideways listening WHILE young children are likely to be open about things that are troubling them, teenagers often are not. Megan says: “It’s about spotting clues in your child’s character. A young child who is worried about the conflict might all of a sudden ask...
    The climax of Star Wars Episode III: Return of the Jedi showed us that Darth Vader doesn’t wear that suit for fun. It keeps him alive. And innovation on Earth isn’t that different from a galaxy far far away.  From eye glasses to implanted pacemakers, humans have invented ourselves into a longer and more comfortable existence.  4Billionaire Elon Musk has positioned himself at the forefront of human and machine integrationCredit: Reuters 4Harbisson received recognition from Guinness World Records as the first person with an antenna implantCredit: Getty - Contributor In doing so, we’ve been forced to have debates about biomedical ethics. Neil Harbisson is a European cyborg with an antenna arcing over his head from the back of his skull.  He suffers from achromatopsia, a state of total color blindness where he sees the world in shades of gray.  The installation of Neil’s antenna allows him to “hear” colors, which he converts into art.  Harbisson told The Guardian “I feel like I am technology. I don't think of my antenna as a device – it's a body part." But society...
    YOUR boss may be spying on you through your iPhone. Many workers give their employers remote access to their devices without even realising it – here's how to keep your messages safe. 2Your boss could be spying on your remotely using your iPhoneCredit: Reuters What is Mobile Device Management? Mobile Device Management (MDM) is a tool that is installed on Apple mobile devices by some schools or workplaces. It gives an employees' personal iPad, iPhone and Mac computers the ability to access sensitive and protected content remotely. To do that, the gadgets are placed on a mobile device management system that's controlled by the employer. It allows you to access content and features that are normally locked to your work PC system, from home or on work trips. That can mean software that's locked behind a paywall, sensitive company data, or even something as simple as your work email account. Most read in TechSUN STORM Huge explosion on the sun could have knocked out satellites and cellphonesSUBTLE SHADES Do YOU have super-vision? Scientists reveal some people see extra colorsOUT OF...
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve heard a lot about controlling the spread of infectious diseases in humans. How often do we consider that some of the same principles can be applied in our gardens? Fungi and microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses, are major pathogens in plants as they are in humans, and they employ some of the same mechanisms of infection. For example, spores produced by fungi can become airborne and carried from one plant to another by wind or insects. Moisture from rain and irrigation can transmit microorganisms among susceptible garden plants, and many diseases can be spread by direct contact with contaminated garden tools. While masking, rapid testing and hand sanitizers are not options, there are practical steps for controlling contagions in your garden. For disease to occur, there first needs to be a pathogen present, secondly, a susceptible host plant and finally, favorable environmental conditions. It’s impossible to eliminate potential pathogens from your garden. Microorganisms abound in the environment and while some can cause disease, many are beneficial and important to plant health. Reducing plant susceptibility...
    SONY is launching a new voice control feature on the PS5. The sci-fi trick means you can make your console do things with vocal commands. 2Sony is testing a genius new feature right nowCredit: Sony PlayStation 2The PS5 has just received a huge beta updateCredit: Sony PlayStation The feature is currently in testing, so it's not available for the PS5 generally. But anyone who signs up to the beta can test it out right now. Sony says that you can use the feature to open any game that you like, all with the wake phrase of "Hey PlayStation". And it's the same story for apps. You can also use voice controls to change various settings. Additionally, you can control media playback – like playing, pausing and skipping songs. Most read in TechSTAR-I-P Elon Musk loses 40 SpaceX satellites after geomagnetic storm rattles EarthCHECK YOURSELF Google stopped 150million people from being hacked with this simple trickSEA TITAN Inside Jeff Bezos' 417ft superyacht worth $500M as it's dubbed a 'phallus symbol'CLICK SMART All Facebook and Google users warned to learn trick to...
    THE cost of living has rocketed a 30-year high, with families facing paying out up to £3,000 a year more for everyday essentials including food, fuel, household bills and clothing. Cutting your costs and keeping your spending under control has never been more important, so try my top ten tips to put the pennies back into your purse.  1Mrs Crunch reveals how to keep your costs down as the cost of living sky rocketsCredit: Getty 1)  GO WONKY: Strange-shaped fruit and veg tastes the same but costs less. TRY: Morrisons Wonky Potatoes 1kg, 60p at Morrisons. Save 29p on standard spuds 2)   COMPARE PACK SIZES: Always check the cost per gram or per item to hunt down the best deal. It should be displayed on the price card in-store. 3)   GO MEAT FREE: Bulk out meals with beans or tofu – or go veggie a few days a week to save. Each meat-free day of the week saves £100 over the year. TRY: Morinu Silken Tofu 349g, £1.50 at Asda 4)  SHOP OWN LABEL: Buying supermarket own brands can slash...
    In the first ten days of his administration, Joe Biden signed a Guinness-record number of 25 executive orders. The most egregious of them killed thousands of high-paying Keystone Pipeline jobs in the American heartland, subjected every American to the economy-numbing Paris Accord and made it legal for a grown man to use the same bathroom as girls and women. But no matter how far the president’s dementia advances, or how emboldened his handlers become, here are three things the current administration could never dream of doing: Tell a deli owner how many poppies he can plant on his patio Legalize larceny on a grand scale Arrest a citizen at a public meeting for mentioning the rape of his daughter I’ve seen the first abuse of local power personally at a public meeting in my former hometown of Cotati, California, and have seen the latter two, along with millions of other witnesses, on the evening news. Local governments commit offenses like these routinely, because you and I give them, along with our tax dollars, permission to do it. The...
    A HI-TECH chip that's lodged into the brain could be implanted into a human for the first time next year, Elon Musk says. The billionaire's Neuralink firm has been working on a device that could allow those with physical disabilities to control a computer with their thoughts. 2Musk says he's "cautiously optimistic" But the Tesla founder also has his sights on bigger things, aiming to one day restore full-body functionality to quadriplegic sufferers. Speaking to Wall Street Journal's CEO Council Conference, Musk said he is "cautiously optimistic". He boasted that his company's standards for implanting the device are higher than what the US health and safety agency, the FDA, demands. "I think we have a chance with Neuralink to restore full-body functionality to someone who has a spinal cord injury," he said. "I think we have a chance, and I emphasise a chance, to be able to allow someone who cannot walk or use their arms to be able to walk again naturally. "I don't want to raise hopes unreasonably, but I'm increasingly convinced that this could be done." Most...
    Check out our must-buy plant-based cookbooks! Learn more If you want to control animal hair in your home, there are several things that you can do. These tips will help you to keep a cleaner and more hygienic home! As much as we may love our fur babies, pet hair can be a nuisance. That is why these tips are so useful and can help you to stay sane with shedding pets. How to Control Animal Hair in Your Home Animal hair is just one of the realities of being a pet owner. But the good thing is that you can deal with it in multiple ways. With these helpful tips, you can better control the animal hair in your home, keeping you and your fur babies happy! Use an Automatic Vacuum Cleaner Using an automatic vacuum cleaner to control animal hair in your home is one of the best options. It’s like having a little maid who cleans up your floors throughout the day. You can set it to cleaning all day long to get those...
    Gay people who come out later in life face unique obstacles 2 women running for governor, history in post-Cuomo New York Our current digital environment acts as a stage for anyone, anywhere, to present themselves to the world. You can have your personal brand, business or idea seen across the globe in a matter of seconds without spending a single dollar. This is especially true today since the pandemic has forced many people to go online for entertainment, education, communication and work purposes. Platforms like Google have made it easy for anyone to take a joyride down the information highway. Intricate details about our private lives are publicly available throughout the internet at the click of a button, and there’s not much that we can do about it. This may seem like a harsh reality, but if you take control of your personal brand now, you can leverage the internet to work in your favor. © Courtesy of David Castain Courtesy of David Castain Your personal brand within the digital landscape is crafted by posts in the form of pictures, videos, captions and...
    Want to save for your next vacation? These apps will help you achieve your goals. Download them now! The Financial theme This makes all people anxious. More when you need it Go ahead and stick to the budget. However, you can currently get some applications that give us advice Learn to save and manage Our money effectively. These 8 processors we offer you can categorize costs, create goals, promote savings and many more benefits. Top 8 apps to learn how to store on your mobile Follow and follow the budget 8 good apps Top 8 processors to learn how to store on your mobile Expenditure-budget, cost control Save 52 weeks challenge Cash Manager, Expenditure Supervisor Capital: Find cash happiness Findonic / Personal Finance and Finance Pico Currency: Save more by spending Wallet – Manage your money All of these apps allow you to carry one Control your finances, Know the money going in and out of your portfolio, and set budgets and goals Save money on short, medium and long term. Expenditure-budget, cost control Improve your spending...
    CHICAGO — Millions of birds will fly south for the winter this weekend — and Chicago Animal Care and Control is urging residents to make the trip easier for them.  Nearly 14 million birds across Illinois are preparing to journey south this weekend as temperatures up north begin to cool, with about 38,000 starting out their trips in the Chicago area, according to an Animal Care and Control Facebook post. RELATED: Up To 200 Birds A Night Die Crashing Into McCormick Place Windows. Turning Off Half The Lights Could Save Them, Study Finds Animal Care is asking Chicagoans to turn off, dim or lower their lights in and around their homes over the next few days to prevent birds from dying. “City lights confuse birds, which cause collisions with buildings,” according to Animal Control. “Each year, an estimated 365 to 988 million birds die after colliding with buildings. But there are some small things we can all do to make migration safer.” The post, which features information from the Birdcast website, suggests how people can best help the animals: ...
    MERCEDES has unveiled a car that you can control with your mind. The mind-blowing Mercedes Vision AVTR is a sci-fi car from the future – powered by electricity...and your brain. 6Mercedes-Benz has shown off its Vision AVTRCredit: Mercedes-Benz 6You'll don a special helmet designed to track your brain activityCredit: Mercedes-Benz Mercedes showed off the physical car at IAA Mobility in Germany this week – albeit as a "concept" only. The exterior of the car is wild and futuristic, and the interior is similarly space-age. But what's important is that Mercedes is using it to showcase its Brain Computer Interface, or BCI. Thankfully, you won't be actually driving this car using your brain. But Mercedes thinks that you'll be able to use this technology to control parts of the user interface. This could include changing the radio station, or choosing a different colour of ambient lighting inside. Most read in TechRevealedI-BROKE iPhone 13 could be most expensive EVER as price hike 'leaked online'DREAM STREAM Amazon is launching its own TV with 75INCH screen and Alexa voice controlSAM SHAME WhatsApp launches genius...
    Google has a service that provides different accessibility functions so that everyone can use an Android mobile comfortably. The call Accessibility Suite Android has recently been updated with a new feature that allows people to control the terminal through facial expressions captured with the help of the front camera, as revealed by XDA. The function, available in Android 12 and baptized as “Camera Switches”, is capable of detecting the different facial gestures to associate them with a specific action. Until now, people with motor difficulties could use a Switch connected via USB or via Bluetooth connection. “Camera Switches” are already three alternatives to control the navigation of the screen without touching it. Everything indicates that it will not be necessary for the front camera to have a depth sensor – commonly used for facial unlocking on a mobile phone – although this lens could improve the recognition of gestures with Android 12 or future versions. This is how Camera Switches works on Android Source: XDA. The initial setup steps consist of register the different expressions to later be able...
    Android devices have a series of services designed to improve the experiences and in general the accessibility of the device by people with disabilities or difficulties. The tools are the most varied and include everything from allowing you to control the device with external controls to changing the colors of the screen. The last? Control navigation using gestures. The 12.0.0 version of Android Accessibility Suite Google includes a new feature that will allow users to control the phone using only face gestures. The new version has so far appeared in the fourth beta of Android 12 and the feature was discovered by XDA Developers. As they reflect, it brings a new function called “Camera Switches”. A smile to go back, eyes up to see the notifications Within the Switch Access category, the accessibility app allows you to configure a series of functions to control the mobile without having to touch it directly. Previously, the option of installing or connecting an external control via USB or Bluetooth was already offered here. Now, a new function allows you to comfort him without...
    When we are in front of the computer, especially when we work with it, having a good screen is essential, but so is the brightness, since it must be at the right point so that the visualization is perfect. If not, we lose visual quality and that shows a lot. This problem has a solution and we will explain how. To solve the problem with the brightness we can use the operating system itself, since many times the problem comes directly from it, although other times we will have to use external programs to solve it. Not only is screen viewing comfort compromised by the lack of a well-adjusted brightness, but our own visual health will be affected, since to see a panel with a defective luminosity we must form the look, something that can lead to more or less serious visual problems. Register for FREE in the most influential technology community and enjoy exclusive content, contests, newsletters and much more … Adjust brightness: Why can the brightness fail? Whether the problem with brightness is that it is too weak,...
    Ben Domenech criticized Democrats' policies through the pandemic, saying, "the left is using the pandemic to make permanent the lives they want you to lead" on "Fox News Primetime." BEN DOMENECH: The Left is using the pandemic to make permanent the lives they want you to lead. We’ve seen churches closed under the guise of preserving life. Neighbors reporting on each other under the guise of unity. "We're all in this together," so long as we all stay in our homes and don't socialize. Teachers Unions are the most powerful political entities in American life, to the point of wrecking the lives of their students if the teachers don’t want to work. Local small businesses have to close, but Walmart can stay open. And don’t forget, Fauci knows best, parents. If you disagree with any unelected bureaucrat, even if it conflicts with what they said mere days earlier, you must hate science and you’re putting your kids and everyone else at risk. What connects all of these things? What draws them together, besides that they draw us apart? Why is...
    As is customary in this type of product, the Beijing-based firm has teamed up with DUN, a manufacturer specialized in IoT solutions, to launch a new smart peephole that has a really interesting design and functionalities. A gadget that will allow you to have more guarded than ever your home. And its price is very restrained. This is DUN M100X, Xiaomi’s new smart peephole Under the name of Xiaomi DUN M100X, we are facing a product that consists of two parts. On the one hand, there is the smart peephole feature that we have seen in other types of solutions. A product that has a lens capable of recording up to 170 degrees, so you can rest assured that it will be able to show you everything you need. This cat eye from DUN and Xiaomi has a number of functions that make it really interesting. To begin with, it has a presence detector, so if anyone stands in front of your door for a certain time, they will send you a message on your mobile phone. Ideal if you...
    WHEN you suffer a cut, you reach for a plaster. Got a headache? Take a painkiller. But what do you do when you’re feeling frazzled, anxious or stressed? Few of us will have escaped those emotions in the past year or so, and charities including The Health Foundation have warned of a growing mental health crisis in the UK – depression rates have doubled since the start of the pandemic. 7If you feel that you're on the brink of a burnout, 'find another way to get rid of excess energy by using a Rubik’s cube' says Dr Kate MasonCredit: Yaroslav Danylchenko/Stocksy Dr Kate Mason, clinical psychologist at Roots Psychology Group, warns: “People tend to wait and ride it out, thinking they’ll be alright ‘when’ the pandemic is over or ‘when’ they get a new job. People wait and wait, they don’t get help and then their depression becomes so intense, it is difficult to get out of it. That’s why it’s so important to take action ASAP, reach out for help, whether that’s to a loved one or GP.”...
    APPLE has released an iOS fix, the 13th zero-day fix of the year, over a vulnerability that would allow hackers to take over your device. The fix was reportedly for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS and the company has encouraged users to update to avoid the vulnerability. 2Apple released a iOS fixCredit: Getty The bug the update fixes had to do with a kernel extension that allows developers to control how a device's memory handles screen display, according to The Record. Gaining access to kernel privileges, according to the outlet, gives hackers full control of a device. This could apply to iPhones, iPads, and macOS notebooks and desktops. THE LATEST SOFTWARE Apple is encouraging users to update to the macOS Big Sur 11.5.1, iOS 14.7.1, and iPadOS 14.7.1 versions it released today to address the vulnerability. The updates are available for macOS notebooks and desktops, iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th gen.). Today's update reportedly marks the 13th zero-day...
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) faced an online backlash Sunday after publicizing claims racism is “foundational” to the Second Amendment and its inclusion in the Bill of Rights. Critics  accused the civil rights group of spreading misinformation and abandoning its own founding principles. In a recent ACLU “At Liberty” podcast episode, historian Carol Anderson, a professor of African American Studies at Emory University, explained how “anti-blackness” determined the decision to include the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights and informed its “unequal and racist enforcement over the last several hundred years.” Racism is foundational to the Second Amendment and its inclusion in the Bill of Rights. Learn more from experts Carol Anderson and Charles Howard Candler on this episode of the At Liberty podcast.https://t.co/9AjGALT1GH — ACLU (@ACLU) July 25, 2021 The episode, whose introductory page bears the title, “Do Black Americans Have the Right to Bear Arms?” and states that, “Anti-Blackness determined the inclusion of the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights, and has informed the unequal and racist application of gun laws,” blames “unequal enforcement...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- A local house of worship was reduced to rubble after a police SUV smashed through its tabernacle wall.Fortunately, nobody was seriously injured. Only the church's finances were scarred when more than a year after the accident, a big buck claim with the city hasn't been paid.The Judah Tabernacle usually looked beautiful and packed with parishioners.But in March of 2020 after 3 a.m. on a Sunday morning, it was a different scene in their sanctuary."I couldn't believe that this happened," said Joniel Edwards, a pastor.A two-ton NYPD SUV swerved off the street and plowed through the wall of their tabernacle, at the exact spot where churchgoers normally worship.If the accident had happened eight hours later, the pews would've been filled with congregants.The Judah Tabernacle was celebrating its eighth anniversary."The mercy of God," Jonah said. "That they weren't hurt."But more than a year after the accident, after spending more than $80,000 of their own savings and congregants contributions to repair their church, they haven't gotten any payment from the city."Not a dime," Edwards said.After the accident, co-pastors Ariel...
    This article was medically reviewed by Jason R. McKnight, MD, MS, a family medicine physician and clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M College of Medicine.  Medically Reviewed Reviewed By Check Mark Icon A check mark. It indicates that the relevant content has been reviewed and verified by an expert Our stories are reviewed by medical professionals to ensure you get the most accurate and useful information about your health and wellness. For more information, visit our medical review board. Stress incontinence is when physical pressure, like coughing or sneezing, causes your bladder to leak. Peter Dazeley/Getty Images Stress incontinence is an inability to control your bladder when physical pressure is placed on it. Stress incontinence is often caused by vaginal birth, menopause, or prostate surgery.  To treat stress incontinence, try pelvic floor therapy, losing weight, and avoiding caffeine.  Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. Incontinence — the inability to control your bladder — is common, affecting 25 million Americans. It can be difficult and embarrassing to manage, but the good news is, incontinence is treatable.  There are multiple types of...
    A CenterPoint Energy electrical transformer station in Galveston, Texas, on June 19th, 2021. Reginald Mathalone Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.One of modern life’s most satisfying certainties is dialing in the AC and sitting back as the room magically maintains your temperature of choice. But last week, owners of smart thermostats in Texas reported that the magic is gone: Their devices were setting themselves to 4 degrees above the homeowner’s desired temperature, as if to scold them for trying to get too comfortable during a heat wave. Much outrage has ensued. The toasty Texans had stumbled into a precarious dance of electrical supply and demand. When they’d bought their smart thermostats, they’d opted into a voluntary program called Smart Savers Texas offered by EnergyHub, a software company that runs the program for customers of utilities, including CenterPoint Energy. In times of high demand, like an unrelenting heat wave, they’d agreed to allow that 4-degree bump. During such a “temperature adjustment event,” the user can manually override the...
    In this article AAPLApple WWDC21Source: AppleApple's new iPhone software, called iOS 15, will be available this fall with lots of new features. But one of the ones I've enjoyed most while toying around with the developer beta is called "Focus." It lets you block out all the noise -- any notifications from apps and messages you don't care about -- during certain times. Then you can catch up on all those notifications later. It means I can feed my son, hang out with my family, watch a movie or read a book without seeing any new notifications on my phone. Right now, even in the Do Not Disturb mode that currently exists, I might still pick up my phone and see that I've received new messages, Slack alerts, news alerts and more -- even if it isn't dinging me every time. But Focus is way more extensive and customizable than Do Not Disturb. It gives you total control over what apps and people are able to reach you. And it's just a tap away. On iPhones with Face ID, you...
    APPLE has released an urgent update for older iPhones to protect them from hackers. The update also covers iPod Touch and iPad models that aren't able to install iOS 13 or higher because of their age. 2The update is for old iPhones that can't update to iOS 13 or laterCredit: Alamy The update is called iOS 12.5.4. You can get it if you've got an iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Unfortunately, even older iPhone models still won't have access to it. Owners of an iPod touch 6th generation, iPad Air, iPad mini 2 or the iPad mini 3 can also update to the new safer software. 2The update provides security fixesCredit: Alamy Apple states in the release notes that: "This update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users." The update aims to remove any vulnerable code that could cause memory corruption issues. It also tackles a security flaw that could...
    Whether you’re trying to protect your tomatoes from the rats or your roses from aphids, the key is to know what critter you’re dealing with and what method works best. We can’t control nature, at least not to any degree, so we do our best while learning to accept a little loss and defeat. During the recent Bay Area News Group The Newsroom @Home webinar series, we discussed “Gardening with Wildlife” and how to deal with animals and insects that we consider pests. Check out the video and read on for more tips about how to tackle those ticklish wildlife issues. Squirrel. (Bethany Kays/Getty Images)  Critter: Squirrels Damage: Loss of fruit and vegetables, damage to patios, decks, irrigation, furniture Control: Exclusion, chemical deterrents, distraction Exclusion — Putting up netting, mesh and fencing around the vegetation you want to protect is the most effective, if not the most attractive, way to keep squirrels out of your produce. Chemicals — Squirrels have an aversion to certain scents and tastes including capsaicin (the stuff that makes peppers hot) and peppermint oil. Distraction — If...
    (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...
    Getting your exercise in during the early evening boosts your metabolism and makes it easier to control overnight blood sugar levels, a study has found. Experts led from the Australian Catholic University studied the metabolic health of 24 inactive men who were at risk of type 2 diabetes and given a high-fat diet. Both morning and evening exercise was seen to improve cardiorespiratory fitness — but only workouts late in the day resulted in lowered overnight glucose levels. According to lead researcher Trine Moholdt, the findings of the study are of particular significance for diabetics, who usually have glucose regulation problems. Getting your exercise in during the evening (like this night-time runner, pictured) boosts your metabolism and makes it easier to control overnight blood sugar levels, a study has found 'We found that exercising in the morning or evening induced similar improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness, but nocturnal glycaemic control only improved in the evening exercise group,' Dr Moholdt said. 'The group who exercised in the early evening had lower nocturnal glucose concentrations,' she added. 'That is important because one of the...
    Apple is encouraging iOS users to update their iPhone or iPad with the lasts software to address a number of vulnerabilities. iOS 14.6 patches more than 49 issues, including flaws that let hackers gain control over devices or leak users’ personal information. The release is not all doom and gloom, but also includes new features for AirTags, Apple Card and podcast subscriptions. The security issues seem to be the main event of the update, as the tech giant has made iOS 14.6 available to all devices made in the past five years. However, the notification in ‘Software Update’ does not cite the new iOS includes security fixes, but just shares the fun features it will release. Scroll down for video  Apple is encouraging iOS users to update their iPhone or iPad with the lasts software to address a number of vulnerabilities Apple rarely announces issues with its systems that could be used by bad actors in malicious activity, but the tech giant is open to receiving reports from others who find a security of privacy vulnerability. ‘For our customers'...
    Joe Biden’s "American Jobs Act" is another delivery of radical campaign promises, but not the ones you might expect from a transportation branded bill – it’s the beginning of the end for America’s suburbs.  Through this policy proposal, municipalities will be incentivized to cancel single-family zoning, the cornerstone of suburban neighborhood development. This plan builds on the Obama-Biden administration’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing policy that was revoked during my time at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by Secretary Ben Carson because it was, "unworkable and ultimately a waste of time for localities to comply with, too often resulting in funds being steered away from communities that need them most."  SEN. SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO: DEMOCRATS' ELECTION POWER GRAB – S1 BILL NOT FOR THE PEOPLE. HERE'S WHY President Biden campaigned to take Obama’s already dangerous policies one step further, citing the Home Act of 2019 of Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., which would eliminate "exclusionary zoning policies and local regulations that contribute to sprawl." In case you missed it in all the political jargon, "exclusionary zoning policies" is the rebrand from what...
    The Los Angeles Times editorial board is asking Americans to urge their Senators to support gun control. The publication is specifically focused on the two gun control bills passed by the House of Representatives in early March. One of those is the universal background check legislation, put forward by Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), and the other is an expansion of the review period for extended background checks, introduced by House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC). Thompson’s legislation would put in place the kind of background checks Colorado has had since 2013, even though those checks did not prevent the March 22, 2021, Boulder attack. New York has also had universal background checks since 2013, yet 50 people were shot during a seven-day period ending just over a week ago. Clyburn’s legislation is designed to extend background check reviews from the current length of three business days to a proposed length of ten. It becomes 20 days if those reviewing the background check are still not confident they have examined all pertinent records after the first ten business days have passed. The LA Times editorial...
    IPHONE users are being told to update now to stop their phone being vulnerable to hackers. The iOS 14.5.1 update fixes a pair of vulnerabilities that could give a stranger total control of your iPhone. 2Apple is rolling out a fix for two security issuesCredit: Alamy Apple's support page states: "Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited." That means hackers could already be exploiting the flaw. For security reasons, Apple can't reveal specifics about the flaw in case a cybercriminal was inspired to take advantage of it before everyone has had the chance to update. The tech giant explained: "For our customers' protection, Apple doesn't disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until an investigation has occurred and patches or releases are available." 2iPhone users should update to iOS 14.5.1Credit: Apple We do know that the two issues are to do with Apple's browser engine Webkit that's used in Safari and all iOS browsers. The good news is that it's easy to update your iPhone and the update is avaliable for anyone with an...
    By Larry Keane Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) sure loves some of that sin-tax money. That’s the kind of money when a Member of Congress wants to ban things but can’t. So they go to their second favorite activity. They tax it. U.S. Rep. Raskin likes his gun policies both ways. If he can’t restrict Americans’ ability to lawfully purchase a firearm, he’ll gladly accept the tax dollars paid on them by Americans while at the same time trying to price them out of their Second Amendment rights. Fee For Thee Rep. Raskin isn’t deterred by gun control bills already passed by the House of Representatives. He introduced tax increase legislation as an end-run gun control effort instead. It’s nearly the next best thing for a gun control politician. The National Firearms Act Modernization Act, H.R. 2427, would increase the tax paid on certain items already strictly-regulated under the National Firearms Act. Currently, Americans must complete additional extensive background checks and fingerprinting, submit photos and pay a $200 tax to purchase certain types of firearms, including short-barreled rifles or shotguns and even suppressors. Under Rep. Raskin’s bill,...
    Democrats and Republicans in Congress provided mixed reactions to President Biden’s announcement about executive actions concerning guns Thursday; Democrats praised the measures as “progress,” while Republicans warned it is just the beginning of the radical left’s efforts to “take your guns.” In an address Thursday, Biden described U.S. gun violence as an “epidemic” and “international embarrassment.” His executive actions, as the White House outlined, focus on “ghost guns” and directing the Department of Justice to publish a model of “red flag” legislation for states, which allow family members or law enforcement to “petition for a court order temporarily barring people in crisis from accessing firearms if they present a danger to themselves or others.” Meanwhile, Biden is also urging Congress to pass a national “red flag” law. Biden said during his address he will “use all the resources at [his] disposal as President to keep the American people safe from gun violence.” Congress, he added, must act, as well. “They can do it right now. They’ve offered plenty of thoughts and prayers, members of Congress, but they have passed not a...
    This article was medically reviewed by Lauren Demosthenes, MD, OB-GYN, senior medical director at Babyscripts. Medically Reviewed Reviewed By Check Mark Icon A check mark. It indicates that the relevant content has been reviewed and verified by an expert Our stories are reviewed by medical professionals to ensure you get the most accurate and useful information about your health and wellness. For more information, visit our medical review board. You can delay your period by a few days or stop it all together by using certain birth control methods like continuous cycle pills. PeopleImages/ Getty Images To delay your period, you can skip your placebo week of birth control and start a new pack.  You can also ask your doctor to prescribe you a progesterone pill before your period starts. To stop your period long-term, try continuous cycle pills, an IUD, or Depo-Provera.  Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. Yes, you can stop your period. But it will take some planning ahead.  Medically referred to as menstruation suppression, stopping your period can be done with varying...
    Facebook has been updated with a significant number of changes seeking personalize the user experience and offer more control over your content. They make it easy to disable the algorithmically classified news feed and new tools to control who can comment on posts. Facebook update The new mode, or timeline, will be available on iOS in the next few weeks, but it is already available on Android. Facebook offers more control to users According to the post made on the official Facebook blog, the news filter bar also offers easier access to the most recent posts, which simplifies switching between an algorithmically ranked news source and a chronologically ordered source with the most recent posts first. Regardless of how often the applications are accessed, users can find Most recent and Favorites in the Shortcut menu. Facebook updates Other changes coming to the Facebook timeline include show users more context on why they may be viewing a specific post. For content tagged as “Suggested for you”, users can now learn what factors triggered the Facebook algorithm to suggest the post to...
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