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    A woman has sparked a debate by asking if it's 'appropriate' for people to go down to a hotel breakfast in their pyjamas. Sharing her dilemma on British parenting forum Mumsnet, the woman explained how she recently saw a whole family leave their hotel room in their PJs at 9am.  Although some members said it was a 'grim' thing to do, others argued that it was completely 'normal' behaviour while on holiday. The woman wrote: 'Last night, I stayed overnight in a City Centre hotel and a family all came down to breakfast wearing their pyjamas, looking like they had all jumped out of bed.  'It was 9am so still had time to shower and dress before breakfast finished. A woman has sparked a debate on Mumsnet by asking if it's 'appropriate' for people to go down to a hotel breakfast in their pyjamas (stock image) '[Am I being unreasonable] to think this is not appropriate?' Taking the family's side, one person argued that it’s up to the individual - especially considering their attire isn't 'bothering anyone'.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous...
    SHE wanted some cute, affordable clothing for the office, so decided to have a look on Shein. And despite the fact that Maddie purchased her order from the fast fashion website's "workwear edit", none of it was actually suitable to wear in a professional environment. 4Maddie took to TikTok to try on the workwear she'd ordered from Shein, including this tweed minidressCredit: Tiktok/@maddiemacho0o 4This beige bodycon dress was also in Shein's workwear editCredit: Tiktok/@maddiemacho0o 4This purple dress looked perfect from the front...Credit: Tiktok/@maddiemacho0o 4But when she turned around, it was completely backlessCredit: Tiktok/@maddiemacho0o "Welcome to another episode of how unhinged is their workwear, and for today’s episode we are actually doing Shein," Maddie began her TikTok video. She started by stating that the items looked like they were going to be a hit - until she put them on. Kicking off with a fitted tweed-effect dress, she said: "I think I just got this in a size too small. "It’s cute but I think the split right in the middle where your hoo ha is,...
    EVERY day it seems like there are more anti-aging measures we are advised to follow. A TiKToker purchased an interesting item to help her face stay smooth, but people aren't sold on the idea. 2TikTok user Lauren Erro showed her followers the unique anti-aging product she uses everydayCredit: TikTok/lauren.erro TikTok user Lauren Erro shared the product she uses to prevent wrinkles forming on her face. The influencer revealed that she invested in a crook-shaped straw, which is supposed to prevent wrinkles forming around the mouth. "This might be the best invention for anti-aging ever," Lauren told her followers. "So they always say that straws give you mouth wrinkles. So this straw is trying to prevent that," she continued. Read More LifestyleSKIN-CREDIBLE I'm a skin expert - six huge myths about anti-aging that are falseTAKE YEARS OFF I’m a beauty pro - my 3 top anti-aging tips won’t cost you a cent The design of the straw requires the user to place there lips on the horizontal top, as though preparing to play a flute. Demonstrating how to use her unique...
    TARGET employees can where whatever they want to work, as long as it fits within their red-theme and adheres to the dress code. One Target worker revealed the backlash she received online for her work attire. 3TikTok user Maddie Maxine Cook showed her followers the work uniform she received hate overCredit: TikTok TikTok user Maddie Maxine Cook shared an example of one of the tops she wears to her job at Target. Target employees are required to wear a red shirt as part of their work uniform. Maddie's received hate for the red tops she incorporated into her uniform because they were deemed "inappropriate." The TikToker's top shows of some cleavage without necessarily being low cut. Read More LifestyleEAT YOUR HEART OUT I was shamed for my 'inappropriate outfit' at my own birthday dinnerWORK WEAR I’m told my work outfits are ‘inappropriate’ but I don’t care Using a viral TikTok sound from the HBO show Euphoria, the Target worker shared her thoughts on the outfit shaming. "Yeah, I'm not supposed to be here right now because I'm dressed like a...
    Michigan GOP gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon gave the media her definition of pornography during a bizarre press conference on Tuesday.  Dixon, 45, went on to offer to send some examples of pornography to the reporter.  Her remarks came amid a battle in Michigan over what texts are suitable for students in the state's public schools. The press conference was held on the steps of the Michigan Department of Education headquarters in Lansing. Dixon also said that she would be in favor of a statewide ban on books that were deemed to be pornographic.  The Donald Trump-backed nominee was asked by a reporter: 'Can you define what pornographic means for you in terms of books in K-12 schools?' The part-time actor answered: 'Do you need me to define pornographic?' According to her IMDb page, Dixon has appeared in several horror movies such as Buddy BeBop vs the Living Dead and Inception of Chaos.  She continued: 'So, there's two naked people and they are acting out a sexual act – multiple different sexual acts. Do you want me to send you some so...
    WITH the cost of living crisis forcing the nation to count their pennies many women will be considering whether they can afford to have children full stop. But that wasn’t a concern for Ashley Stobart who forked out a whopping £25,000 on a birthing package to welcome her second child Teddy Wolf in April. 5Ashley and Ed Stobart welcomed Teddy earlier this yearCredit: Supplied 5The couple forked out £25,000 to have a private birthing package at The PortlandCredit: Supplied 5Ashley says that she has helped keep NHS beds free for other mumsCredit: Supplied And while many have blasted the purchase as ‘ridiculous’ and ‘unnecessary’, Ashley, who is married to millionaire haulage heir Ed Stobart, argues that she is doing other mums a favour. Speaking exclusively to Fabulous, the mum-of-two says: “I was previously a manager at a hospital for five years so I understand the pressure the NHS is under. “There’s not enough staff, it’s one midwife to 30 people, I believe it is actually unsafe for women to have a baby in this country now. “Luckily I was in...
    Adele has opened up on losing 100lb in weight and how it caused some of her fans to feel 'very betrayed'. The Grammy and Oscar winner, 34, spoke about how she 'felt terrible' after her seven-stone weight loss upset some of her body- conscious younger fans. The singer, who showed off her newly svelte figure on the cover of Vogue magazine last year, says she was distressed to learn that losing the weight had caused some fans to suffer. Candid: Adele has opened up on losing 100 lb in weight and how it caused some of her fans to feel 'very betrayed' Addressing the backlash, she explained that she had shed the pounds for 'myself', after anxiety struggles. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Adele reveals 'brutal' fan backlash after she scrapped her... Adele beams as she celebrates Pride by wrapping herself in a... Adele cuts a glamorous figure in glistening sequinned... 'Do you need help from security?' Adele surprises 65,000... Share this article Share Speaking on Desert Island Discs on Saturday,...
    A WOMAN shared that she's fed up with people assuming she has trauma or is after money because she is married to a man 30 years old. The mum-of-one, 24, who posts on TikTok under the handle @cooladybugmom, is married to a 54-year-old man and explained that she's very happy. 4The 24-year-old TikToker shares insights into life with her 54-year-old husbandCredit: cooladybugmom / Tiktok 4She explained that she loves the 30-year age gap between themCredit: cooladybugmom / Tiktok She regularly speaks out on TikTok about her relationship and the negative assumptions people often make. In one such video she answered three questions as part of the: "Age gap couples challenge." The first was: "Are you a sugar baby?" To which she replied: "Ughhh. Not anymore." Read more on age gap couplesMIND THE GAP My man is 33 years older, we get trolled all the time but we're not bothered The second was: "Are you a mail order bride?" To which she said: "Hell no." And the final was: "Years apart?" To which she said: "30 years and loving it."...
    MSNBC Way Too Early host and Politico White House Bureau Chief Jonathan Lemire pushed White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre to explain why she said “it doesn’t matter who it is” promoting racist theories of the sort that inspired the Buffalo mass shooter. Although Fox News host Tucker Carlson was named by another reporter at Monday’s press briefing, there are a host of other Republican personalities, elected officials, and candidates who have publicly espoused versions of “replacement theory.” When asked about Carlson specifically — and others more broadly — early in the briefing, Jean-Pierre said “I’m not going to speak or call out any individual names.  I’m saying that this is something that we need to call out.” CNN’s MJ Lee zeroed in on this a few minutes later, saying “there are some elected officials and media figures who are publicly espousing xenophobic, racist, and extremist views that may be helping to spread white nationalism. You just told my colleague here that you don’t want to call out any names,” and asking “Why don’t you want to do that? Does that come...
    On the crumbling walls of a school basement, where more than 300 people were held for a month by Russian troops, the names of those who perished during the ordeal are scrawled. At least 20 villagers died during their hellish captivity, their corpses left in the cellar along with their compatriots. Such were the conditions in the dark, 700sq ft basement in Yahidne, a farming community near the city of Chernihiv, the elderly died from exhaustion, hunger or suffocation.  Hundreds of people were trapped in the basement of a school in the Ukrainian village of Yahidne for a month. Pictured are people inside the room the day after Russian troops left the village Mykola Klymchuk, 60, is fortunate to be alive. Showing reporters the appalling conditions in the basement, he told how he had tied himself to a railing with his scarf so he would not fall over when sleeping standing up, surrounded by the bodies of those who had died. This was the reality for hundreds of people – including around 50 children and babies – for 25 days...
    Tope Awotona, founder and CEO of Atlanta-based Calendly.Calendly It's been a wild few weeks in tech, from Microsoft's record-setting $69 billion agreement to buy Activision Blizzard to a frenzied stretch of earnings reports that saw Netflix and Facebook in panic-selling territory, while Amazon had its best rally since 2015. Amid all that noise in mega-cap land, Twitter made sure that smaller-dollar tech debates continued to rage with wildfire-like intensity. Enter Calendly. Calendly is a nine-year-old start-up based in Atlanta that runs a website where people show what times they're available so others can book meetings with them. Its $3 billion private market valuation, according to PitchBook, is novel in the era of the decacorn. As the recipient of a Calendly link, you open up a website containing a calendar, select a day, see available times and "confirm" a slot. Then you enter your contact information, and Calendly will generate an invitation that will pop up on both participants' calendars. The rather innocuous app became the center of a hot-button controversy late last month, after Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Sam...
    (CNN)Over the past few weeks, people across the country have experienced the frustrations of demand for Covid-19 tests far exceeding supply. I can relate. After my son experienced a breakthrough Covid-19 case over the holidays, my wife and I scoured our area for at-home rapid antigen tests and PCR test appointments. Neither was available at local pharmacies. We managed to secure testing appointments at our local YMCA, only to have them canceled due to lack of staffing. We then got in a line at a state-run testing site in a sports arena. Two-and-a-half hours later we had our tests, and three days later my wife and I had our results, which came back negative. Richard Besser Despite such a time-consuming hassle, we were, in many ways, fortunate. I could stand in line for hours because I have paid time off from work. I could endure a three-day wait for results because I can work safely from home. My son, who has thankfully recovered, could have easily received care from a physician because he has health insurance. We have the...
    Feeling overwhelmed by the sensation that you’re going to be sick is one of the most miserably debilitating experiences — pity, then, people who live with nausea, feeling severely sick for days, weeks, even months on end. Experts say that for many people living with long-term conditions, the nausea this causes can be the worst part of their illness. ‘It is so debilitating that it stops people living their daily lives,’ says Gareth Sanger, a professor of neuropharmacology at the Blizard Institute at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.  ‘Research has found that patients are so desperate to escape chronic nausea that they say they would even be prepared to gamble on taking a theoretical pill that would have a 50/50 chance of curing them or killing them. It’s that bad.’ Experts say that for many people living with long-term conditions, the nausea this causes can be the worst part of their illness Recent research found that a quarter of women affected by severe, persistent nausea and vomiting during pregnancy suffered suicidal thoughts as a result. Chronic...
    The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has given Americans a chance to return to normal life and take part in some festivities that were missed during 2020. One of those yearly celebrations expected to return this weekend for Halloween fis trick-or-treating.  With the pandemic not quite over yet, however, and many children and teens still unvaccinated, there are some fears that the time-honored tradition might not be safe. Experts told DailyMail.com that trick-or-treating is safe to do this year, but parents should still take some precautions to protect their children and themselves. Experts believe that children are at little risk when they go trick-or-treating this year, though parents should take some precautions to protect themselves and others in the household (file photo) Even indoor gatherings at schools or community centers should be safe, but parents should still watch their children and make sure they are washing their hands, among other safety measures. Pictured: Johnstown, Pennsylvania, residents prepare for Halloween festivities at a police department on October 27 'I think it's safer than it was [last year],' Dr Chris Thompson, an associate...
    London (CNN)At five o'clock in the morning, the esteemed 86-year-old astrophysicist Jim Peebles was woken suddenly by the telephone ringing."In previous experience, the only phone calls at that time of night are bad news," he said. This one was great news."The opening sentence from the caller was: 'The Nobel committee has voted to award you the Nobel Prize in Physics. Do you accept?'" Peebles recalled. The wording threw him. Who wouldn't accept a Nobel Prize?"You know the Bob Dylan fiasco?" he said during a phone interview with CNN. "That might have put the wind up them."The "fiasco" Peebles mentions refers to the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, which was controversially given to an utterly unimpressed Dylan. Read MoreAside from being ever-presents on college campuses in the 1960s, little connects Peebles, an expert in theoretical cosmology, with Dylan. But one of the starkest contrasts might lie in their reactions to winning a Nobel -- and the songwriter is far from the only laureate whose crowning turned out to be an awkward affair.The five committees are notoriously secretive, fiercely shielding their choices...
    The Austin Police Department (APD) is so short-staffed that it has now instructed residents to call 3-1-1 for certain crimes that are no longer in progress or if there’s no immediate threat to life or property, according to police. The department announced Wednesday that beginning Friday, residents should report a non-emergency situation to either 3-1-1 or iReportAustin.com. Among the “incidents” residents can report to the new hotlines include auto theft, burglary of a home, business or vehicle, crashes in which there are no injuries and no need for a tow, COVID-19 violations and theft, among several other incidents. “Safety is our department’s number one priority,” Interim Chief of Police Joseph Chacon said in a statement. “APD will still respond to emergency situations and thoroughly investigate crimes reported to the Department.” The department said the new changes will help with staffing shortages so that officers may focus on 9-1-1 emergencies. “These response changes will ensure that we will bring all of our resources to bear, including officers and technical experts, to respond to all situations as appropriate,” Chacon added. “We recognize...
    A pregnant mother-of-two who makes satirical videos has convinced some people that she is 62-years-old - saying she retains a youthful glow by using the tears of her children as skin toner. Jenny, 42, from Portland, Oregon, runs the Instagram account The Good Wifey where she's racked up a following of 70,000 people, and is expecting a baby boy in November.  In a series of videos, she's claimed she's 62-years-old and describes the baby as a 'miracle', since she hasn't had a period in 16 years and her husband, 72, had a vasectomy more than a decade ago.  She created the videos to poke fun at the idea concept that expectant mothers over the age of 35 are considered 'geriatric pregnancies', and while many people get the joke, a number of her followers appear to believe she is genuine.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Good Wifey (@jennys.reviews) Commenting on a video titled Getting pregnant at 62, one wrote: 'A lot of my clients are 45+ having babies! I think it’s amazing even if you weren’t exactly planning this chapter...
    Former President Trump said it was not his own fault but Democrats' for Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy across the country, as he claimed it was looking like he had 'no choice' but to run again in 2024.  Trump claimed in an interview with Fox News there were 'literally lines of people' waiting to get inoculated when he was in office but now there is a 'different situation' because he is gone.  'If you remember, when I was president, there were literally lines of people wanting to take it,' Trump said. 'Now, you have a different situation, and it's very bad.'  Trump got the coronavirus vaccine in private in December even as many politicians were taking it on camera to tout the efficacy. The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines were given emergency use authorization under the Trump presidency, but were limited to healthcare workers and those in congregate living facilities until after Trump was gone. It fell on the Biden administration to distribute the vaccine to the masses of Americans.  Trump pointed to comments from Vice President Kamala Harris.   'If you remember, when...
    (CNN)After witnessing the earth-shattering 9/11 attacks on US soil, many of us felt we would never be the same again. The world order had somehow changed, and so had we as Americans. Soon, thousands of US soldiers would be deployed to Afghanistan in pursuit of a set of illusory goals --often unclear to the long-suffering people of that distant country, the American public and even American and allied leaders.Although President Joe Biden claimed on August 16 that the US military operation in Afghanistan was only ever focused on counterterrorism and "was never supposed to have been nation building," this assertion contradicts statements made by then President George W. Bush and by Biden himself as a US senator -- before he changed his mind as vice president during the Obama administration. Keith MageeAlmost 20 years after 9/11, to the despair of many Afghans, Kabul is back under the control of the Taliban, hardline Islamists. There is little doubt that they will reimpose their brutal version of Sharia, or Islamic law. After the chaotic, at times violent withdrawal from Afghanistan, this...
    Exhausted, frustrated and crushed by the mass of people desperate to reach Kabul airport, ex-military translators and their families told of their failed bids to escape yesterday. Some approved for evacuation failed to make it through Taliban checkpoints – one held at gunpoint and photographed, another beaten and turned back. Others complained of spending more than 60 hours in the crush of people where at least seven died and dozens were carried away unconscious. Dozens of those who risked their lives as interpreters beside UK troops were said to have been notified for flights over the weekend but some were too scared to pass Taliban checkpoints. Pictured, former translator Salim and his wife Brekhna Those that did make it spoke of the kindness of paratroopers manning the gates, which at times had to be closed. British soldiers gave food, water and even clothes to those in need. Women tried passing their children above their heads to soldiers to escape the crush. The Taliban had fired in the air and used batons to force crowds to form orderly queues outside the...
    NORTH LAWNDALE — A trail similar to The 606’s Bloomingdale Trail could be coming to the West side — and residents eager for the project say it could bring a restaurant, public art and other amenities to the area. City planners organized the first of several community meetings late last week about what is tentatively called the Altenheim Line, an elevated trail along a 2-mile section of the railway one block north of Roosevelt Road between Kostner and California avenues. Resident input on the trail’s name, features, design and economic impact is informing a feasibility study for the project. The Altenheim railroad corridor is owned by CSX Transportation, and the trail would be built in unused sections where the train tracks have been removed. At a meeting Thursday, several neighbors said they long have wanted something like this in Lawndale to boost the neighborhood’s commerce, make the area more walkable and create more beauty and park space for people to enjoy. “I visualized this a long time ago … because I had been on The 606, and I walked those...
    BOSTON (CBS) – On Friday morning, dozens of housing advocates and concerned residents gathered at the State House calling on lawmakers to pass the COVID-19 Housing Equity bill in hopes it could keep a roof over the heads of thousands. More than 103,000 residents are behind on rent in the state, and more than 28,000 homeowners are behind on their mortgages, according to grassroots organization Homes For All Massachusetts. During the height of the pandemic, those residents were protected by the federal COVID-19 Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoriums, but that protection is expiring Saturday. Rallygoers outside the State House, calling for the passing of the COVID-19 Housing Equity Bill. (WBZ-TV) “We still have COVID. Some people may not make it still, and yet to show how responsible we are, we’re telling them there’s no help?” Jamaica Plains resident Ronel Remy said. Homes for All Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute are now calling on the state for immediate passage of the COVID-19 Housing Equity Bill. “We’re not out of the woods yet. There’s been over 19,000 evictions, new cases filed...
    Popular tropical destinations are seeing an influx in influencers. Adam Hester/Getty Images Hannah Meloche moved to Hawaii; Logan Paul moved to Puerto Rico.  It's part of a growing trend of influencers moving to tropical destinations full-time. Some activists and residents say these moves could have long-term impacts on local communities. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. When Logan Paul said he was moving to what's reportedly a $13 million mansion in the wealthy town of Dorado, Puerto Rico, in February, many Puerto Ricans took to Twitter to say they were not happy.  He admitted in a podcast that he was moving to the island in part to avoid paying higher income taxes and to take advantage of a lower cost of living.  The divisive influencer was later introduced at a boxing match as a resident of Puerto Rico, prompting one viral tweet that said Paul's move would "exploit" the U.S. territory. —PAOLETTE (@deviIette) June 7, 2021"In Puerto Rico, you're motivated to do more and make more money because of the implications that come with it," Paul said on...
    (CNN)Expectations that the US would find itself returning to a pre-pandemic normalcy this summer are quickly giving way to the realities of a prolonged fight against Covid-19, as a rise in infections had now been recorded in all 50 states. And health officials nationwide are taking note.For unvaccinated people in certain parts of the country, the risk of Covid-19 is higher than ever before, said Dr. Craig Spencer, director of global health in emergency medicine at Columbia University Medical Center."If you are unvaccinated, the risk is incredibly high -- and maybe in some areas, higher than it's ever been, because there are not mask mandates, people are enjoying this wonderful return of summer and are a little more carefree and lackadaisical and making it more possible that you could be exposed," Spencer told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Friday. Covid-19 is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated, CDC director saysBecause the virus is circulating at high levels in certain areas, Spencer said vaccinated people should "continue to be smart," but are very unlikely to get sick, be hospitalized or die of...
    The governor of Texas has been accused of attempting to make it harder for people of color to vote, after he moved to end one county's 24 hour and drive-through voting.  Greg Abbott, a Republican, appeared on Chris Wallace's Fox News show on Sunday morning. Republicans in state legislatures have filed scores of elections-related measures this year, some of which stem from baseless claims by former President Donald Trump and his allies challenging the results of the presidential election. Wallace asked Abbott about his moves to curtail Harris County's experiment with new voting procedures.  'They would ban 24-hour voting and they would ban drive-through voting,' said Wallace.  Greg Abbott, the Republican of Texas, appeared on Fox News on Sunday and was grilled about his move to end experiments expanding access to the polls YouTube Privacy Policy 'There was no allegation of any fraud in either of those. Harris county, the Houston area, employed both of those and more than half of the voters who showed up were people of color.  'You say you want to make it easier to...
    OAKLAND (KPIX) — Even with the inducement of winning cash prizes, there is stubborn contingent of Bay Area residents still resisting getting the COVID vaccination. Suspicious of government information, they argue they’re critical thinkers. READ MORE: UPDATE: Stanislaus County DA Drops Death Penalty Retrial for Scott Peterson Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday unveiled a $116.5 million incentive program that would offer cash prizes to people getting a COVID vaccine, including a $15 million cash prize that would be split between 10 people. Newsom announced the program as part of California’s push to get millions more inoculated before the most populous U.S. state fully reopens next month, calling it “the most significant incentive program in the United States of America.” “We are making available the largest prizes of any state in America for those who seek to get vaccinated,” said Newsom. The state estimates about 12 million Californians 12 and older have not been vaccinated. About 63% of the 34 million eligible have gotten shots, though the pace has slowed markedly in recent weeks as infection rates have plummeted to record...
    American youngsters are being pushed towards extreme sexual therapies and gender realignment surgery by a 'daily barrage' of online content promoted by big technology firms, Tucker Carlson has argued. The Fox News host on Tuesday night opened his show by discussing Sunday's episode of 60 Minutes, which spoke to people who regretted having the hasty operations. One young woman, Grace Lindinisky-Smith, was granted a double mastectomy after just four months. Garrett, a young man from Louisiana, was castrated after just three months of taking female hormones. Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night spoke about gender reassignment surgery for young people Grace Lindinisky-Smith (left) and Garrett (right) told Stahl about their harrowing experiences Carlson noted how the young people interviewed by host Lesley Stahl all said they had learnt about transgender surgery and identity on the internet, and were influenced by the forums and communities online. 'They see a daily barrage of propaganda, most of it online, made possible by Google and Facebook,' he said. 'That propaganda has a very specific effect, as intended.' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1...
    The White House on Monday dismissed complaints that its guidance on COVID-19-vaccinated people being able to ditch their masks has sown confusion across the country. In the days since the Thursday afternoon announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that fully inoculated people no longer needed to cover up in most situations, no single approach has set in. Businesses, states, and localities have all gone their own ways. Many conservatives hailed the CDC guidance, followed by a celebratory appearance by President Joe Biden in the Rose Garden, saying it showed the pandemic is over. But some liberals have taken to social media to insist they will continue covering up, either as a precaution amid continued worries about the coronavirus or, in some cases, to prove they are not Republicans. MANY STATES AND CITIES ARE WARY OF LIFTING MASK MANDATES DESPITE CDC BLESSING A day before making the guidance change, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky told a congressional committee she would keep the public updated on policy changes when science dictated such communications. “That’s exactly what she did,” White House...
    WACO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Baylor and coach Scott Drew have refused to accept a vehicle wrapped with the school’s national championship logo after an insensitive remark made by the dealership’s general manager when discussing it during a live TV interview. The customized Jeep Wrangler was driven in the team’s championship parade through downtown Waco on Tuesday night, April 13, and was then going to be given to the school for Drew to use for the next year. READ MORE: Fort Worth Mayoral Candidates Discuss Issues At Forum Days Before Early Voting Begins When talking about the vehicle with KWTX-TV before the parade started, Ted Teague, GM of the Allen Samuels dealership in Waco, said Drew could enjoy the Jeep and “use it to recruit, pull some people out of the hood.” Based on his own changed facial expression as the reporter started to ask another question, Teague knew immediately that the remark was inappropriate. He apologized on Wednesday. Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades and Drew said in a joint statement Wednesday that they had spoken to Teague about what he...
    (CNN)Don't be surprised if you find your neighbors turning off their lights for a full hour Saturday night. They're taking part in a global movement called Earth Hour. How did it start?Earth Hour is an annual tradition in which people switch off their lights to spread awareness about sustainability and climate change. Started by the World Wildlife Fund, it takes place on March 27 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time. (And it's not to be confused with Earth Day)When did it start?The symbolic effort started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, when the WWF encouraged 2.2 million people to turn off their lights for one hour to support action on climate change. Read MoreSince then, millions of people around the world have taken part. Landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, Sydney Opera House, the Empire State Building, Buckingham Palace, the Colosseum and Edinburgh Castle also have gone dark for an hour. The Colosseum in Rome goes largely dark during the 2018 campaign. What is it intended to do?It's meant to bring together people who share one...
    Erin Farmer has never considered herself obese. The 25-year-old threw shot put in the 2016 U.S. Olympic trials and was a Division 1 athlete for Arkansas State — but the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said she is. Farmer, like 42.5% of Americans, has a body mass index of more than 30, making her eligible for the coronavirus vaccine in her home state. At least 29 states have expanded their vaccine eligibility to people who qualify as obese. When she learned the metric qualified her for the vaccine, Farmer felt a mix of emotions. For one, she was ready to make the obesity label that has followed her throughout her life, usually with negative connotations, work for her. She also felt that though she met the criteria for a person with obesity, it was an unfair categorization. "I was an athlete all my life," she said. "So my weight doesn't really reflect on how I live my life and my lifestyle. I understand that people feel embarrassed about that because...
    Erin Farmer has never considered herself obese. The 25-year-old threw shot put in the 2016 U.S. Olympic trials and was a Division 1 athlete for Arkansas State — but the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said she is. Farmer, like 42.5% of Americans, has a body mass index of more than 30, making her eligible for the coronavirus vaccine in her home state. At least 29 states have expanded their vaccine eligibility to people who qualify as obese. When she learned the metric qualified her for the vaccine, Farmer felt a mix of emotions. For one, she was ready to make the obesity label that has followed her throughout her life, usually with negative connotations, work for her. She also felt that though she met the criteria for a person with obesity, it was an unfair categorization. "I was an athlete all my life," she said. "So my weight doesn't really reflect on how I live my life and my lifestyle. I understand that people feel embarrassed about that because...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- While some San Francisco businesses are preparing to open back up on Thursday, many restaurant owners tell us they'll wait another day until the weather clears. It's certainly a case by case basis for restaurants depending on what their outdoor setup looks like.Hair and nail salons will be allowed to open and the owners we talked with said they can't wait to get back to work."We're really excited, we've been waiting for this news for quite a while," says Sierra Law who owns Hook and Scissor in the Some of Market area of San Francisco. Law says the calls started coming in right after news of the reopening broke. "We already are pretty much booked for the next week or so."RELATED: Map shows which counties can, can't reopen under reopening tiersBut some of these tables will remain empty for another day. Several restaurant owners telling us that outdoor dining is great, but not in the rain."We're going to hold off on Thursday, the first day, and shoot for Friday where we have sun," says John Caine...
    Minnesota Governor Tim Walz on Wednesday loosened stringent restrictions on businesses and social gatherings, following four weeks of stricter rules prompted by a spike in coronavirus cases. The new procedures, which will not reopen in-person dining, come as Walz is facing pressure from a group of business owners who say they plan to reopen for in-person dining no matter what his office says. As cases were surging in the state in mid-November, Walz implemented a four week "pause" that shuttered indoor and outdoor dining and gyms, stopped adult and youth sports, and severely limited social gatherings, among other restrictions.  In his Wednesday statement, he congratulated Minnesotans for obeying the restrictions and dropping daily case counts of the virus. "You brought the curve down. You made the sacrifices necessary," Walz said. Due to the drop in case counts, Walz said, the state will now permit outdoor social gatherings with a maximum of 15 people between three households and indoor gatherings with a maximum of 10 people between two households. Gyms and fitness centers will be permitted to open at...
    Minnesota Governor Tim Walz on Wednesday loosened stringent restrictions on businesses and social gatherings, following four weeks of stricter rules prompted by a spike in coronavirus cases. The new procedures, which will not reopen in-person dining, come as Walz is facing pressure from a group of business owners who say they plan to reopen for in-person dining no matter what his office says. As cases were surging in the state in mid-November, Walz implemented a four week "pause" that shuttered indoor and outdoor dining and gyms, stopped adult and youth sports, and severely limited social gatherings, among other restrictions.  In his Wednesday statement, he congratulated Minnesotans for obeying the restrictions and dropping daily case counts of the virus.   "You brought the curve down. You made the sacrifices necessary," Walz said.  Due to the drop in case counts, Walz said, the state will now permit outdoor social gatherings with a maximum of 15 people between three households and indoor gatherings with a maximum of 10 people between two households. Gyms and fitness centers will be permitted to open at 25%...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- It's a Black Friday like nothing we've seen before. Many people are turning to the internet for deals, instead of shopping in-person. But, some are still lining up for store deals in the East Bay.BLACK FRIDAY 2020: From Walmart to Best Buy, here are the deals for holiday shopping"The biggest difference is that major retailers are not opening on Thanksgiving this year," Kristin McGrath is the editor of BlackFriday.com told ABC7 News.McGrath says there will be as many deals online as in stores, so there is less of a reason to go out.ABC7 News' Liz Kreutz went to find out if people were taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously and visited the Best Buy in Dublin where it was "quiet" and not even at capacity.VIDEO: Here's how retailers are changing their approach to Black Friday this yearEMBED More News Videos The pandemic is changing how retailers and shoppers are approaching the biggest shopping day of the year. From moving the deals online to spacing out the in-store crowds, here's how Black Friday will be different in 2020....
    As coronavirus surges, only 2 states trend in the right direction Famous Restaurants You Can Never Dine In Again JW Anderson Has Some Advice for Young Designers: “Keep it Small, Keep it Agile, and Carve Out Your Unique Voice” © Photo: Courtesy of the Festival d’Hyères The jury of the 35th  International Festival of Fashion, Photography, and Fashion Accessories of Hyères The pandemic hasn’t slowed Jonathan Anderson’s ebullient creativity. If possible, it actually ignited it. The imaginative Shows In A Box he sent out, replacing both Loewe’s and his own  JW Anderson collection’s physical presentations, set a new industry standard. They’ve been eagerly awaited and welcomed, almost like a Christmas gift. His busy resumé of designer/art curator/cultural agitator now includes a new role: President of the Jury of the 35th International Festival of Fashion, Photography, and Fashion Accessories of Hyères. In this capacity, he’s been given firsthand insight of what the next generation of designers are like—and it seems he has utterly enjoyed the process. Ahead of the final announcement of the winners, Vogue connected with him via Zoom...
    Meghan Markle voiced her fears that social media has the same addiction effects as drugs in a recent interview. The Duchess of Sussex closed her personal social media accounts in 2018 before rejoining Instagram using a joint account with her husband, Prince Harry. However, the married couple suspended their Sussex Royal account at the end of March amid their decision to step back as senior members of the British royal family. Both Markle, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, have recently discussed the importance of being kind online and using social media in moderation. During Fortune's Most Powerful Women Next Gen Virtual Summit on Tuesday, she said, “I have a lot of concerns for people that have become obsessed with it [social media].”  MEGHAN MARKLE HONORS RUTH BADER GINSBURG WITH SPECIAL MASK, SHIRT “People who are addicted to drugs are called users and people who are on social media are called users,” Markle told the outlet. “There is something algorithmically that is in there that is creating this obsession that I think is very unhealthy for a lot of people.” She...
    Kat Kamalani has spent five years working as a flight attendant. Kat Kamalani Kat Kamalani, 30, who is currently on maternity leave, has been a flight attendant for five years. She has taken to social media recently to clear up some of the biggest misconceptions people have about the job and share some fun facts about it most people don't know. For example, she told Insider that on most long-haul flights passengers will have flight attendants sleeping above or below them in bunk rooms. When flight attendants welcome you onboard, she said they're usually sizing you up to determine whether you're a threat or could be of help to them later.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Kat Kamalani, 30, is a flight attendant based in Salt Lake City with five years of experience. While known to Insider, she asked to keep the company she works for off the record. Recently, while on maternity leave, Kamalani has become an influencer of sorts, sharing glimpses into the life of a flight attendant and revealing some noteworthy things she's...
    FOR the last seven months I have lived in fear that if I get Covid, it will kill me. The message has been clear, if you are vulnerable and you get it, you die. 5As a cancer patient, I've spent the last seven months terrified of coronavirus So we locked ourselves away for months, to flatten the curve and stop the spread. It worked really well for a bit. But now, after lockdown eased and infections have started to creep back up, we are facing the threat of more restrictions. The reality is we might have to live like this until a vaccine is found - and that might not be until next year. All that makes sense, it’s not much to sacrifice is it? For the sake of a few months? Sure, but some people don’t have the luxury of a certain future. Some of us are already living on borrowed time, where all we have is today. My fit and healthy husband has higher Covid risk than I do 5My chance of surviving Covid-19, according to a clever...
    A WOMAN has revealed how she's been ‘jazzing’ up her ‘dull’ home by applying colourful polka dot vinyl stickers to multiple surfaces for just £30. Victoria Gonzalez, 35, from London said she appreciates polka dots are not ‘everyone’s cup of tea’ but feels her new vibrant interior lifts her spirits. 17Victoria Gonzalez, 35, is a fan of vibrant interiorsCredit: Supplied 17She has spent just £30 covering her entire home in polka dotsCredit: Supplied The former primary school teacher said her home was previously decorated in off-whites, neutral and pastel shades. But the self-taught illustrator and surface paint designer admitted the ‘tastefully decorated’ design wasn’t her style at all. So the mother-of-one spent two nights ‘zjhuzzing’ up her home - covering her kitchen in polka dots as well as adding colourful shapes to her front door, decorative plants and mugs. She shared her colourful transformation on Facebook, writing: "I’ve been zjhuzzing up my kitchen with POLKA DOTS. 17She completely transformed her kitchenCredit: Supplied 17It's now a crisp white and covered in polka dotsCredit: Supplied "The odd plant pot may also have...
    With another heat wave looming this weekend and in anticipation of stir-crazy Californians flocking to the outdoors for Labor Day, some Bay Area communities are closing down favorite coastal haunts to stem the spread of coronavirus. All Santa Cruz County and city beaches will be shut part of the weekend and all day Monday, with similar restrictions expected throughout Monterey Bay — meaning no suntanning or beach brews to distract from scorching temperatures. Pebble Beach plans to close its iconic 17-Mile Drive and all Del Monte Forest beaches, while the Monterey City Council is slated to decide beachgoers’ fate on Tuesday. Pacifica officials likewise said a decision about Pacifica State Beach is forthcoming. But beware of the backyard BBQ, experts say. After the state’s surge of cases earlier this summer, including infection clusters linked to Memorial Day and Fourth of July gatherings, epidemiologists worry the beach closures could divert people towards riskier activities like backyard hangouts and indoor gatherings — while keeping Californians stuck in a cycle of back-and-forth shutdowns. HALF MOON BAY, CA – JULY 3: Bicyclist and pedestrians...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Even before last nights destruction and looting, a number of downtown businesses had been re-thinking their future in the city. WCCO spoke with some of them today about the damage they endured and their futures moving forward. One of those businesses is Dahl Medical Supply, located at 12th and Nicollet. They’ve been downtown for about 12 years, but after last night, they don’t plan to stick around another day. “You feel so hopeless and helpless. I have to get there. I have to defend,” Lisa Steffes said. That helpless feeling grew throughout Wednesday night, as Steffes watched surveillance video of looters ransacking her store. “We had several windows broken. And we had a lot of looting,” Steffes said. “They stole things. They stole all of our computers and technology.” For her and her family, it was the last straw. On Thursday morning, they parked a moving van in front of the store and began loading up the merchandise the thieves didn’t take. “This was it for us. It really, really was. We are a family-owned business,” Steffes...
    When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Dogs are spending more time with their owners during the coronavirus pandemic. Halfpoint Images/Getty Images A dog with separation anxiety experiences a panic attack when left alone, which may include barking, destruction, and accidents. Abrupt changes in routine like stay-at-home orders can trigger separation anxiety in dogs, especially when people begin to return to work or school. Setting up a routine, getting space from your dog, practicing absences, and increasing training and enrichment may help set a dog up for a successful return to being left home alone regularly. We spoke to veterinary behaviorist Dr. Karen Sueda, separation anxiety specialist Malena DeMartini-Price, and certified separation anxiety trainer Jennifer Pratt to get advice on how to prevent this disorder. Separation anxiety is one of the most challenging behavior disorders for dogs — and their families — to overcome. Canine sufferers don't just dislike being away from their humans; they experience full-blown panic attacks when left alone. During an episode, a dog...
    Cuomo is releasing a book on his response to the pandemic  Gov. Cuomo defended his controversial pandemic response book on Wednesday and said he would donate some of the proceeds from book sales to a COVID-related charity after being slammed for trying to make money from the crisis.  The book - American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic - will be published on October 13.  It's unclear how much of an advance Cuomo received for it. Critics said it was shameful for him to be trying to make money from the situation when New York has been the worst-hit state by far in the nation.  They also pointed out that Cuomo made the disastrous decision to send thousands of elderly recovering coronavirus patients back into nursing homes which, it is feared, killed many more.  But Cuomo is defending the book, saying it serves as the equivalent of 'half-time locker room talk' about how to handle a possible second wave of infections  On Wednesday, he hosted a conference call for reporters instead of putting on his usual daily press conference. ...
    Joe Biden could announce his running mate as soon as Tuesday as speculation mounts who will be named to the Democratic presidential ticket. Senator Kamala Harris and former National Security Adviser Susan Rice appear to be the favorites but the Biden campaign has run a tight ship on its vice presidential search, letting few leaks spoil the moment. And Biden himself has not shown his hand, joking around with reporters in public appearances over the weekend but offering no indication of who he would chose. He has spoken with all the contenders either in person or remotely due to restrictions in place by the coronavirus.  Joe Biden could announce his running mate as soon as Tuesday and has given no indication of who he is considering naming to the spot Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice (left) and Senator Kamala Harris (right) are said to be the top favorites; Biden is under heavy pressure to pick a Black woman Meanwhile, Biden campaign staff are preparing for an announcement in 'the middle of the week,' The  New York Times reported,...
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