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    MAYBE Tottenham really can give others something to worry about this season – and that is not just when opposing managers face hothead Antonio Conte in the dugout. The Italian, who was sent off for squaring up to Thomas Tuchel right in crazy scenes right at the death, said in pre-season that he wanted his heavily-bolstered Spurs to make other sides “not scared, but a bit worried” this term. 1Antonio Conte's Spurs lost to Chelsea three times in January but drew on SundayCredit: Getty And with the way they fought back here on a ground where Tottenham have known nothing but misery, perhaps they just might. Spurs had won just once at Stamford Bridge in 32 years and were beaten three times against the Blues under Conte in January without scoring a goal. Their history suggested they would wilt under the pressure after going 1-0 down to Kalidou Koulibaly’s stunner. Most definitely after Reece James put the hosts back in from late on in the game. READ MORE ON TOTTENHAM'LUCKY I DIDN'T SEE YOU' Conte ramps up Tuchel feud by...
    A BEAUTY lover with long nails has revealed the two things she is not able to do - and no, it's not going to the toilet. When it comes to long and glam nails, most people tend to assume that they're impractical and will leave you unable to perform daily tasks. 4The beauty lover can do almost everything... apart from two daily tasksCredit: TikTok/@scarlet_may.1 4Scarlet took it to TikTok to reveal what it's like living with long nailsCredit: TikTok/@scarlet_may.1 But according to Scarlet May, a young woman from the US, this is not the case - she is able to do just about anything... apart from two things. The popular TikTok user took it to her social media page to explain how she still functions with long nails ''while being a bad bi*h''. ''I can do anything, but I will admit there's two things I cannot do,'' she said in the viral video. The first task she now finds a struggle is opening canned drinks. read more beauty storiesLASHED OUT Lash tech proudly shows off her £250 lashes but trolls...
    Plans to dismantle a historic Dutch bridge to allow Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' new super yacht to pass from a shipyard to the ocean have been halted following public outcry from locals.  Oceanco, the company in Alblasserdam, Netherlands, building Bezos' behemoth, said in a statement that it would temporarily stop the logistical plans to dismantle the iconic Koningshavenbrug bridge in Rotterdam, Netherlands - known as De Hef - to allow Bezos' nearly $500 million vessel, Y721, to get out to sea, Trouw News said, according to NL Times.  Oceanco received reports of furious locals - resulting in the decision.  One of the builders on Bezos' yacht shared that a fear of vandalism lingered as some residents were angry over the potentially dismantling the bridge that was built over the Nieuwe Maas river in 1927, and renovated in 2017.  The nearly $500 million, 417ft yacht will be the biggest sailing yacht in the world when it is completed this year in the Netherlands De Hef was first built over the Nieuwe Maas river in 1927 and has been a massive feature throughout Rotterdam's history...
    DEAR ABBY: I am a 19-year-old trans man. I told my mother years ago, and while she hasn’t stopped me from transitioning, she’s wholly unsupportive. Despite telling her my new name and pronouns, she refuses to refer to me that way even when we are alone. (I can’t tell the rest of my family; they would disown me.) Every time I bring it up, she gets quiet or changes the subject. I love her and she loves me, but it breaks my heart to see her ignore who I am, and I know she won’t back me up if the rest of my family finds out. Related Articles Advice | Dear Abby: I found my old email and was shattered to realize I caused our rift Advice | Dear Abby: What should I give to a really rich bride? Advice | Dear Abby: Her bratty attitude at the funeral was inexcusable Advice | Dear Abby: My ex is camping on my driveway, and I want him gone Advice | Dear...
    Emmanuel Macron has been caught telling Joe Biden that their Middle Eastern allies cannot increase oil production as the EU tries to replace Russian crude that it has vowed to ban by the end of the year. The French President, speaking to his US counterpart on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Germany on Monday evening, warned the UAE and Saudi Arabia are close to capacity and are unable to make up the shortfall. His words will raise fears that shortages which have led to high petrol and energy costs may be here to stay, and may get worse as Europe's ban on most Russian oil products kicks in by the end of the year - with gas sanctions to follow.
    "Abortion presents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives," the draft opinion stated. Many Americans have been waiting for the court to release its official ruling, which may or may not match the leaked draft.
    China has claimed that it may have received a message from an alien civilisation using its $180 million Sky Eye telescope, according to reports.  Sky Eye, a 1,640-foot-diameter telescope based in China's Guizhou province, has detected unusual electromagnetic signals that scientists claim could have alien origins. The news was revealed in a report by Science and Technology Daily, the official newspaper of China's Ministry of Science and Technology, based in Beijing.  But according to Bloomberg, Science and Technology Daily deleted the report shortly after it was posted, although it's uncertain why.  China claims to have received a message from an alien civilisation, mysterious radio signals suggest (file photo) Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, also known as FAST or Sky Eye, is based in a natural basin in Guizhou The FAST telescope Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, also known as FAST or Sky Eye, is a telescope in Guizhou, China. With a diameter of 500 meters (1,640 feet), it's the world's largest full dish radio telescope. It's based in the Dawodang depression, a natural basin in Guizhou. It was launched in September 2020 specifically to search...
    QATAR will re-install a statue of Zinedine Zidane's famous headbutt nine years after it was removed following a public backlash. Zizou's nut on Marco Materazzi has been immortalised in the form of a five-metre bronze work entitled "Coup de tete". 2A huge statue of Zidane's headbutt will now be back on display in QatarCredit: Reuters 2Zizou nutted Marco Materazzi during the 2006 World Cup finalCredit: Handout It was originally unveiled in Doha in 2013, only to be removed mere days later. According to Reuters, it was criticised by locals for "promoting idolatry" and "encouraging violence". The work by French artist Adel Abdessemed will now return in a new sports museum. Qatar Museums Chairperson Sheikha al-Mayassa al-Thani said: "Evolution happens in societies. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLFree bets! The best free bets and sign up offers available from our bookmaker partners Transfer news live Real Madrid close in on Tchouameni, Liverpool 'prepare' Gavi bid' "It takes time and people may criticise something to begin with, but then understand it and get used to it." After admitting that its initial location on outdoor...
    However, the letter from the human rights groups said detection of users' emotions "is a violation of privacy and human rights" and that "Zoom needs to halt plans to advance this feature," TRF added.'Creepy technology'The outlet said emotional recognition tools are increasingly common even though critics compare it to facial recognition tools, which have high error rates on non-white faces and have resulted in wrongful arrests. Esha Bhandari — deputy director of the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project — called emotion detection AI "junk science," TRF said. "There is no good reason for Zoom to mine its users' facial expressions, vocal tones, and eye movements to develop this creepy technology," Bhandari told the outlet.
    The moon may have been siphoning water from Earth's atmosphere for billions of years, storing it up as ice deep inside craters, a new study has found. Research by the University of Alaska Fairbanks suggests that ions making up water are pulled in by the moon as it passes through part of Earth's magnetosphere. This adds to other suspected methods, including bombardment from asteroids 3.5 billion years ago, and solar wind delivering oxygen and hydrogen ions.  The team estimate there are up to 840 cubic miles of surface permafrost or subsurface liquid water on the moon that escaped from Earth's atmosphere - enough to fill North America's Lake Huron - the eighth largest lake on the planet.  The work, by lead author, professor Gunther Kletetschka, adds to a growing body of research about water at the moon's north and south poles, prime targets for a base. The moon may have been siphoning water from Earth's atmosphere for billions of years, storing it up as ice deep inside craters, a new study has found Finding water is key to NASA's Artemis project, the...
    Although Wisconsin is a battleground state that went to former President Donald Trump in 2016’s presidential election but favored President Joe Biden in 2020, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson obviously has no desire to embrace the center in the 2022 midterms. Johnson, seeking a third term in the U.S. Senate, is running as a far-right MAGA culture warrior — and he was clearly pandering to anti-vaxxer extremists when he said that COVID-19 vaccines “may” cause AIDS. The Wisconsin State Journal’s Alexander Shur, in an article published on May 4, reports that during a recent video interview, attorney and anti-vaxxer Todd Callender claimed that COVID-19 shots “caused vaccine-induced AIDS” and “purposefully gave people AIDS” — something there is absolutely no proof of. In fact, COVID-19 vaccines are saving lives; it’s quite possible to be fully vaccinated and still get COVID-19, but infections among the vaccinated tend to be milder infections. When Callender falsely linked COVID-19 vaccines to HIV and AIDS, Johnson responded, “Let me challenge you there. That’s way down the road. I mean, you gotta do one step at a...
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) suggested in a recent interview that Covid vaccines “may” give people AIDS, but that more research on the matter is necessary. Johnson sat down with Todd Callender, whom the Wisconsin Examiner described as an anti-vaccine attorney. Callender shared a wild theory with the senator: Covid shots are intentionally spreading HIV/AIDS to people who receive them. In an interview published in the platform Rumble, the attorney said: The way to approach this is from a criminal point of view because that’s what has happened. And until we start holding people accountable, [Dr. Anthony Fauci] number one, you’re going to see people still falling out, still getting sick. You’ve got more than a hundred doctors here, all of whom will tell you that these shots caused vaccine-induced AIDS. They purposefully gave people AIDS. Right, they knew this. The FDA, two weeks prior to their emergency use authorization license, had an internal review —- an internal audit function that had the infamous page 16. They knew all of this, and yet they licensed these shots anyway. Callendar called the...
    (CNN Business)Just two days after he announced he would buy Twitter, Elon Musk sent out a deluge of tweets about his plans for the social media platform. One stood out for its broad appeal."Twitter DMs should have end to end encryption like Signal, so no one can spy on or hack your messages," he wrote. With that statement, Musk waded into a long-running debate among technologists and privacy advocates around the level of encryption apps and platforms should provide to their users. Growing concerns about privacy have led to questions about how much user data tech companies collect, and many platforms — including the Signal messaging app Musk referred to — have begun to tout end-to-end encryption as a key feature. That capability means communications can only be seen by the senders and recipients, without the platform being able to access them. While some apps, such as Signal and WhatsApp, have end-to-end encryption by default, others including Telegram, Instagram and Facebook Messenger allow users to opt into encrypted messaging. Videoconferencing platform Zoom quickly introduced end-to-end encryption in 2020, soon after...
    A brave mother-of-two has detailed her heartbreaking battle with cancer after she was given just months to live following a misdiagnosis of her illness after feeling tired. Chanelle Moles, 34, from Fremantle in Western Australia, was given the devastating news she had stage four colon cancer in late 2020. She'd spent the previous year being told her severe exhaustion was due to low iron, hormone imbalance and post-natal depression following the birth of her second child. Ms Moles said she'd be bedridden for days after simply going for a walk, but thought her tiredness may be due to caring for a young baby and toddler. 'My fatigue was frustrating, and it was taking a toll on the family and my relationship with my husband, Graham,' she wrote on a blog detailing her journey. After pushing doctors to keep investigating her symptoms she was referred to have a colonoscopy where a tumour was found in her colon and she was told the cancer had spread to her liver. In February of this year she was given between six and 18 months to live. Chanelle...
    COSTCO and Sam's Club both offer loads of near-identical perks to their memberships, but the latter is now offering an added bonus for electric vehicle drivers. Walmart-owned Sam's Club is offering cash-back on certain EV charging stations, so you can save cash while powering up your car. 1Sam's Club is offering a promotion limited to those with the grocer's signature Mastercard.Credit: Source-Getty Image It comes as electric vehicle sales and popularity hit at an all-time high. Starting May 1st, 2022 Sam's Club will offer 5% cash back in the form of Sam's Cash on EV charges at eligible charging stations in the U.S. And as an added bonus, for the whole month of May holders of the Sam's Club Mastercard will get an extra 5% cash back, making it 10% in total. The catch is that you are only going to get any cash back if you have the signature Sam's Club Mastercard and are also a member of the grocery store. More on electric vehiclesCHANGING GEAR GM starts production on 'Tesla killer' Cadillac Lyriq with 300-mile rangeDISTANCE DESIGN...
    (CNN)Under experimental conditions, the Omicron variant of the coronavirus survives at least twice as long on surfaces like plastic, paper and skin than the original strain that emerged from Wuhan, China, which may help explain how this variant has become so contagious, two recent studies show.There's no need to start obsessively wiping and washing, however. Even though Omicron may survive longer on surfaces, you're probably still more likely to be infected by inhaling the virus rather than by touching something that's been contaminated, says Linsey Marr, an environmental engineer and aerosol scientist at Virginia Tech.Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Is America ready to take the next step in its Covid-19 recovery?"I think that maybe surfaces could be a little more important than they were with the ancestral strain. I still do not think that does not mean that surfaces are dominant, though," said Marr, who reviewed the studies but was not involved in the research. "I am sure that inhalation of aerosols is still the dominant mode of transmission."This increased stability probably also helps Omicron survive longer in the air, too. "If...
    Seattle Education Association president Jennifer Matter said that there was a rush to remove masks in schools Despite an order from the Washington state governor lifting mask requirements, Seattle school kids may still have to wear face coverings until spring because the teachers union says they 'bring normalcy' to the classroom.   'Future decisions on mask use within the district will be made in partnership with public health, and its implementation will be established after consultation and mutually agreed upon guidelines that are reached through bargaining with our labor partners,' according to a statement from the Seattle Public Schools. Schools around the U.S. will soon be lifting their masks as governors and mayors ease restrictions as infection rates fall, with some notable exceptions. On March 11, the rest of Washington state will be able to congregate indoors in schools, restaurants and other group settings, Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee decreed, because the seven-day infection rate has dropped to 263, an 18 percent drop from the week before. The teachers union, the Seattle Education Association, however, stomped the brakes on that plan, arguing that...
    NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will be used to hunt for the crater left behind after the impact of a rogue rocket into the surface of the moon on March 4.  The origin of the rocket is under debate, with the leading theory suggesting it was launched by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) in 2014, as part of the Chang'e 5-T1 mission, a precursor to the launch that saw moon rocks return to Earth. The Chinese government deny this, saying it is 'very careful about its disposal policies after launch,' and US Space Force tracking suggest the Chang'e 5-T1 mission rocket burnt up in Earth's atmosphere in 2015. Whoever launched the rocket, it is set to crash into the surface of the moon on March 4, and while it won't be in a position to see the impact, NASA says its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will be able to find the aftermath.  It is set to crash into the far side of the moon, out of reach of Earth-based telescopes. But NASA's satellite can use its cameras to search for the impact...
    TRYING to sleep in a freezing room is never pleasant. You pile on the covers, layer up the clothes, and raise the heater—but sometimes, it just isn’t enough. 3There's an easy way to fix the cold room in your houseCredit: TikTok/ken.c.long 3If you believe your vent is broken, it may just mean that the damper is closedCredit: TikTok/ken.c.long Many of us have that one room in our homes that just never gets warm in the winter. One man, a home renovation and DIY expert who goes by @Ken.C.Long on TikTok, said there’s a reason for that cold draft—and there’s an easy fix. It may be a problem with your floor vent. In the clip, he said to first pull the cover off of the vent. “Now there may be sharp metals sticking up inside so be careful when you do this. “Reach your arm in and see if there’s a damper that’s closed or open.” Most read in LifestyleARCH PRINCE How a horrible family tragedy could make baby Archie a PrinceROYAL CONTACTS Charles, 73, tests positive for Covid again just...
    YOUR iPhone now has a clever feature to stop devastating hack attacks. Our iPhones are filled with our most personal info – so protecting them is very important. 1You should also consider enabling iCloud Keychain in Settings for an extra layer of defenceCredit: Apple It's all linked to verification codes. You'll have seen them: codes texted to you over SMS when you try to log in to a website. These codes offer an extra layer of security beyond just a password. And iPhone owners will also know that Apple automatically fills in this field when you're sent the code via text. Apple's own website does this – but now with an added twist, as revealed by Macworld. Simply put, hackers can take advantage of this system. Most read in TechIT'S WATCHING Warning about all your private data that Google tracks - how to stop itSPACE JUICE Nasa astronauts drink Russian PEE as countries rely on 'special relationship'NO DRIVE WhatsApp warning for BILLION users over huge change for anyone who uses GoogleSPACE TRACE Scientists uncover 'extreme' planet with Earth-like atmosphere Hackers...
    Representative Judy Chu, a Democrat from California, speaks during a news conference announcing the State and Local Taxes (SALT) Caucus outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 15, 2021.Sarah Silbiger | Bloomberg | Getty Images As Democrats debate Build Back Better, the social and climate spending plan may still include changes to the $10,000 limit on the federal deduction for state and local taxes, known as SALT, despite reports the measure may be out.  "I'm glad to hear that the SALT provisions are no longer in play for Build Back Better," said Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in a tweet. "Democrats need to focus on the struggling working class, not giving more tax breaks to the wealthy." However, it's unclear whether a bill without SALT changes has support from all Democratic senators. And the measure is a key issue for some House Democrats who threatened to block the bill without SALT relief. More from Personal Finance:‘No SALT, no deal.’ Some House Democrats say deduction must be in Build Back BetterSALT deduction relief may be in peril as Build Back Better stallsHouse...
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that it was “entirely conceivable” people may need boosters again to fight COVID-19. Partial transcript as follows: RADDATZ: Let’s talk about the vaccines and the boosters. You have talked about how effective especially the boosters are, risk of severe illness reduced by as much as 94 percent with Delta, 84 percent with Omicron. What about the next booster shot? For a substantial part of the population, they’re now moving into the fifth month of their booster. So does it lose its effectiveness and how soon should they get another one if that’s your advice? FAUCI: Well, the answer, Martha, honestly, is we don’t know because we don’t know the durability of protection from the third shot boost of an mRNA and the second shot boost of a J&J. Certainly, you are going to see the antibody levels go down. That’s natural, but there’s an element of the immune response, B cell memory and T cell responses, where even though you do see a...
    Another Covid variant has been found in France, according to scientists. The mutant strain has 46 mutations that are thought to make it both more vaccine-resistant and infectious than the original virus. Some 12 cases have been spotted so far near Marseille, with the first linked to travel to the African country Cameroon. But there is little sign that it is outcompeting the dominant Omicron variant, which now makes up more than 60 per cent of cases in France. The strain was discovered by academics based at the IHU Mediterranee Infection on December 10, but has not spread rapidly since. Pictured above is an image of the French Covid variant, scientifically named B.1.640.2. It may be more vaccine resistant and infectious than the old virus It is yet to be spotted in other countries or labelled a variant under investigation by the World Health Organization. Professor Philippe Colson, who heads up the unit that discovered the strain, said: 'We indeed have several cases of this new variant in the Marseille geographical area. 'We named it "variant IHU". Two new genomes...
    Bill Oxford | E+ | Getty Images If you're banking on a tax refund, it may be smaller, or you may owe money this season, according to financial experts. Typically, you get a federal tax refund when you've paid or withheld more than the amount you owe, based on taxable income.   The IRS subtracts the greater of the standard or itemized deductions from adjusted gross income to reach taxable income, and there are a few reasons why it may be higher in 2021. Advance child tax credit paymentsThe American Rescue Plan, signed by President Joe Biden in March, boosted the 2021 child tax credit to $3,000 from $2,000 per child age 17 and under, with an extra $600 for children under age 6.  Millions of families received half up front, through $250 or $300 monthly payments, from July through December, meaning they will have a smaller write-off at tax time.  "Working families are not expecting this," said Tommy Lucus, a certified financial planner and enrolled agent at Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo in Orlando, Florida. "And it's going to be a shock...
    A conservative transgender YouTube star says her political leanings may have led to her episode of the Dr. Phil show being pulled. Blaire White revealed this week that she'd filmed an episode of the daytime show centred on her reconciling with family members that had disowned her for being transgender, only to then have it yanked by the network before it aired. In a lengthy YouTube video, the 28-year-old said that she was told by producers that it was removed for 'legal reasons' because she'd discussed members of her family who weren't present for the taping, but Blaire said the excuse seemed like 'bulls**t'. Cancelled? Conservative transgender YouTube star Blaire White (pictured) says her political leanings may have led to her episode of the Dr. Phil show being axed before it aired 'I think this is just bulls**t because I've watched enough of the Dr. Phil show to know that there are people on that show all the time talking about people who are not on stage with them,' she explained. 'I'm thinking, and this is just me speculating, I...
    3D structure of omicron spike protein with amino acid changes highlighted. The idea that viruses have a tendency to become weaker over time is simply not true. Smith’s “law of declining virulence” was a 19th century construct that has been thoroughly debunked again and again. Without going into the details again, just take it as a given — there is no evolutionary pressure that tends to make viruses milder over time. Viruses tend to get more contagious. Whether they cause more serious disease, less serious disease, or say about the same is all a roll of the genetic dice. If the virus could care about things, it wouldn’t care about this. It’s the contagious part that counts. So stories that the COVID-19 will inevitably turn into a cold need to be taken with a grain of salt roughly the size of the Great Pyramid.  All that said … a new study (that’s still in preprint, not peer reviewed) suggests that the omicron variant may not be evolving to be “like a cold,” but be different from other COVID-19 variants because it’s is...
    The new Omicron COVID-19 variant has managed to dominate headlines and much of the American consciousness over the past week despite the strain not even having been detected in the U.S. yet.  The variant was first discovered last week in South Africa, and is believed to have originated in Botswana. It has more than 50 mutations, including more than 30 on its spike protein, leading some to believe it could be vaccine evasive.  Experts tell DailyMail.com that it is too early for Americans to worry about the variant just yet, though they should still take basic Covid precautions, mainly to protect themselves from the predominant Delta variant. An expert tells DailyMail.com that Americans do not have to worry much about the new Omicron Covid variant yet, but they should still take some precautions to protect themselves from the Delta strain. Pictured: A man wears a mask at an airport in Lisbon, Portugal, in front of a public health notice on November 30 'It's way too early to be worried,' Dr Chris Thompson, an immunologist at Loyola University Maryland told DailyMail.com. Thompson...
    Public health officials may want to “boost people intermittently” with vaccines for the Chinese coronavirus, Dr. Anthony Fauci told Face the Nation’s Margaret Brennan on Sunday. Brennan asked Fauci if people will need to be boosted “every six to eight months,” and he left the door wide open to that possibility. “And that’s what we don’t know,” Fauci said, explaining it could be “conceivable” that a booster shot will provide a mild form of protection and “make the durability go well beyond six months and even longer.” “Or it may be that we will have to boost people intermittently the way we do it with influenza,” he said, emphasizing that they “do not know definitively what that course is going to be. ” “Whether it’s going to be a three shot and you’re done or three shots and then every once in a while you have to reboost. We’ll have to see how things roll out. Otherwise, we just can’t say something and guess about it,” he said. Those remarks highlight concerns from critics, such as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who...
    With cuffing season in full swing, singletons everywhere will be coupling up with new partners ready to flaunt their budding relationships on Instagram.  But if you've noticed your partner is hesitant to show you off to their friends and family online, you could be victim of 'pocketing' - where a person refuses to acknowledge their relationship on social media.   The term means a new partner is actively avoiding acknowledging your existence online and is going out of their way not to introduce you to any of their friends and family.   While it doesn't necessarily mean that the person is cheating, relationship expert at eharmony Rachael Lloyd says those who do it often want to reap the benefits of a relationship while also living a 'single life online'. For example the person 'pocketing' their partner may want to like certain photographs or send messages to other social media users without them knowing they're in a relationship.  Relationship expert at eharmony Rachael Lloyd claimed those who 'pocket' their partners are doing so as a 'power play' and will often want to reap...
    Sugar is bad news for health — on this most would agree. But when it comes to fat, there has been real and sometimes acrimonious debate. For decades we have been warned that eating too much dairy such as milk, butter and cheese could raise our risk of serious conditions such as heart disease and strokes — only for more recent studies to suggest they might actually protect us from these by lowering our risk of developing high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes. So where does the truth lie — and why can’t the scientists agree? The key reason dairy products are considered bad for us is their high saturated fat content. Although our bodies need fats for energy, growth and to absorb fat-soluble nutrients such as vitamins A, D and E, eating too much saturated fat, in particular, can raise levels of so-called ‘bad’ cholesterol in our blood.  This can clog arteries, which in turn leads to health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease and strokes. For decades we have been warned that eating too much dairy...
    peakSTOCK | iStock | Getty Images If Democratic lawmakers get their way, Medicare will start covering hearing services for the first time in the program's history. The coverage, which would take effect in 2023, is included in Democrats' proposed $1.85 trillion spending bill, dubbed the Build Back Better Act and aimed partly at strengthening the social safety net. The legislative package still needs approval in both the House and Senate before it could be signed into law by President Joe Biden. However, hearing is not the only coverage gap. In addition to many new enrollees finding out that Medicare is not free — far from it — they also may be surprised that it doesn't cover a variety of health-care expenses that can hit retirees pretty hard. More from Personal Finance:Remarrying? Here are key financial considerationsYour financial advisor should have a succession planHere are 5 hidden benefits of health savings accounts  About 63.3 million people are enrolled in Medicare. Most of them are age 65 or older (55.1 million) and the rest are generally younger with permanent disabilities. Some people...
    Detroit – The big mysterious ball of fire The sky shone early Wednesday morning Michigan, Midwest and across Canada. It is not a meteorite As we saw a few years ago in the Detroit subway? Experts do not think so. A fireball was spotted at 12:45 pm on Wednesday (Oct. 20) and many people missed it. But it was captured in the sky by door cameras moving from south to north. “What a wonderful time to be alive when devices that detect what is happening in the sky in people’s lives are in people’s homes, because if they don’t have it, it would just be word of mouth,” he said. Michael Norlock, head of Cranbrook Astronomy. Advertising It was initially thought that part of the light shone from the Orionite meteor shower that peaked Wednesday night. “The origin of this meteorite stream is Hale comet tail remnants, so as we have seen from this fireball we do not usually associate comet tails with large debris,” Norlock said. The U.S. Meteorological Agency said the light was not caused by a meteorite....
    There are figures in political history who, no matter how much we ideologically disagree with them, have earned the respect of the American public for their service to our country. Famous Democrats and iconic figures of the left like Congressman John Lewis, Senator Ted Kennedy, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg are just a few whose legacy will stand in our history books long beyond their passing. And figures from the right like President George H.W. Bush, Congressman and VP nominee Jack Kemp, and Senator John Warner. It is basic humanity to respect to honor their memory when they pass and recognize their accomplishments. People often claim that President Trump is 'teflon'. He himself said that he could literally kill someone on Fifth Avenue and nothing would happen to his base of support. This may be true but one of the few things that has ever made a chink in his armour is when he attacks the character of great Americans, particularly great American veterans. There is polling data to show that the few times he starts losing support from Republicans is...
    (CNN)Authorities believe they have identified the source of an oil spill off the California coast that has shuttered beaches and threatened wildlife. But as more information is revealed about the ecological emergency, more questions arise.The source of the spill that spewed up to 144,000 gallons of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean likely came down to a 13-inch split found in a 4,000-foot section of the pipe that had been pulled about 105 feet to the side, authorities said. What we know so far about the California oil spill"The pipeline has essentially been pulled like a bow string. And so at its widest point is about 105 feet away from where it was. So, it is kind of an almost a semicircle," Amplify Energy CEO Martyn Willsher said at a news conference Tuesday.The discovery may provide insight into the source of the leak, but not the cause. Authorities are still investigating what precipitated the displacement and split in the pipe.The 17-mile long, 41-year-old pipeline is about 98 feet under water. About 16-inches in diameter, the steel pipe is encased in...
    A Covid variant first identified in Japan should be watched closely because it may spread faster than other mutant strains and evade vaccines, an expert has claimed. Former Harvard Medical School professor Dr William Haseltine alleged that the strain — dubbed R.1 — is a variant 'to watch'. He told Forbes: 'It has established a foothold in both Japan and the United States. 'In addition to several mutations notably in the spike protein in common with variants of concern, R.1 has a set of unique mutations that may confer additional advantage in transmission, replication and immune suppression.' There have been 10,000 cases of the variant spotted worldwide since it emerged in February, and it has spread to 37 countries. More than seven in ten of all cases have been identified in Japan where it was dominant in April. But the mutant strain has now mostly been replaced by Delta.  In the UK, surveillance has identified 20 cases — with the last being detected four months ago. In the US there have been 2,000 cases, with the latest in August. Neither...
    During a panel discussion in May, wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey told the commission the interaction problem is with humans, not with the rebounding shark population.Guy Harvey Press Room Fish and wildlife officials appear to be proposing few changes to shark-fishing regulations in Florida waters, though rules about blacktip sharks might be adjusted. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission staff presentation planned for an Oct. 6 meeting in St. Johns County lists recommendations including “continue coordination with federal partners to allow additional fishing opportunities; consider adjusting FWC blacktip shark regulations; and work with partners to better quantify shark interactions.” The presentation is expected to include a history of shark management, the rationale for current regulations and why certain species are prohibited from harvesting in state waters. The commission for several years has tried to better understand increased encounters between sharks and people fishing in Florida waters. The incidents haven’t made waters deadlier. But as conservation efforts have helped some shark species repopulate, the encounters appear more prevalent amid reports of sharks consuming catch before it’s brought onto...
    Doctors are warning about the dangers  of a trend sweeping TikTok - where women remove their own contraceptive coils. Coils - also known as copper coils or IUDs - are contraceptive devices that are up to 99 percent effective at preventing pregnancy when inserted properly.  They should be inserted and removed by a medical professional, but women from around the world who are struggling to book appointments with their doctor or gynaecologist are resorting to doing it themselves and posting 'IUD removal' videos online.  Others have reported being refused removal unless they agree to start on another form of contraception, and have therefore taken matters into their own hands.  But doctors warn that a DIY removal can result in pain, bleeding or further embedding, and even risks a prolapse of the uterus.   @mikkiegallagher this is NOT medical advice but it only took 2 minutes ¿¿ #fyp #momsoftiktok #periods #iudremoval #iud #mirena #momtok #diy #birthcontrol #gonefishing ¿ God Made Girls - RaeLynn TikTokker @mikkiegallgher, who has almost 25,000 followers, advised viewers that her video was not to be taken as...
    On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) reacted to a New York Times report that the American drone strike that was supposed to target ISIS-K actually killed an aid worker by stating we could have and should have blown up American military equipment left behind in Afghanistan instead of letting it fall into Taliban hands, but instead we got “an isolated attack somewhere, which may or may not have killed its intended target” “to show that we aren’t as feckless as it looked liked we were in the withdrawal.” Paul said, “If it[‘s] true, it’s another sad instance of just the most incompetent withdrawal we’ve ever seen in our history. But yeah, we’ll await the facts as they come forward. But yes, I’m not surprised that we are — we saw a bombing that was done to show that we aren’t as feckless as it looked liked we were in the withdrawal. And in the end, that they may have made a mistake in it, that will be one more disastrous fact after another.” He...
    (CNN)Our work-life balance has, to borrow a term we all learned in the 2020 Olympics, been feeling "the twisties" during the pandemic. So many of us had to adapt to working from home, adjustments and accommodations, mass layoffs, career pivots and rehiring. Even if you managed to keep your job, it likely changed in some significant way. And change doesn't always mean for the better. Even before Covid-19, more than half of Americans found their job unsatisfactory, according to an annual survey by the Conference Board research group. The nation had been hovering around the halfway mark of job dissatisfaction since at least 2000. That statistic means half the people you work with every day are living a work life that Henry David Thoreau would have described as one of "quiet desperation." How to stop being annoyed by lifeJob-life happinessRead MoreMany of us also unhelpfully conflate our self-worth with our career. Our job unhappiness becomes life unhappiness, which raises the stakes. Wouldn't it be nice to stop being envious of those who love their jobs and become one of those...
    Sunday, during an appearance on CNN, Biden medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci offered the possibility that a three-dose regimen may be the proper regimen for immunization against the coronavirus. Fauci told CNN’s Jim Acosta that the goal continues to be more vaccinations. “Well, to some extent, that’s indirect,” he explained. “We need the boost because ultimately it may turn out, Jim, that the ultimate proper immunization regimen is a three-dose regimen. Remember, we made it a two-dose regimen. We were dealing with an emergent situation. We needed to get those vaccines out because they were life-saving. And in fact, they have been life-saving. What we’re observing now, not only here in the United States but in other countries, including Israel and the U.K., that the durability of the protection tends to wane, particularly in the context of the Delta variant. The good news, as I mentioned a moment ago, is that the boosters really jack up the response very, very high. And we hope that that response would be durable.” “Getting back to your question is that when you have...
    Charlotte Thålin, Karolinska Institutet Israel was way ahead of the rest of the world when it came to COVID vaccination, so it's not surprising that data from this corner of the Mediterranean causes a lot of excitement – it's a glimpse into the future. Indeed, this happened recently when researchers at Maccabi Healthcare Services in Tel Aviv released a preprint (a study that is yet to be reviewed by other experts) suggesting people who had been infected with COVID had greater protection than vaccinated people against becoming reinfected with the delta variant. Unfortunately, some took this to mean that getting COVID is a better idea than getting vaccinated. First, the possibility that a COVID infection leads to longer-lived immunity than vaccination is not far-fetched. Infection exposes our immune system to several viral proteins, whereas the most commonly used COVID vaccines introduce a single antigen: the spike protein. This results in a more directed but also a more restricted immune response than after infection. Although people who have had COVID can get reinfected, naturally acquired immunity continues to evolve...
    Editor’s note: This essay is part of a column called The Wisdom Project, to which you can subscribe here. Our work-life balance has, to borrow a term we all learned in the 2020 Olympics, been feeling “the twisties” during the pandemic. So many of had to adapt to working from home, adjustments and accommodations, mass layoffs, career pivots and rehiring. Even if you managed to keep your job, it likely changed in some significant way. And change doesn’t always mean for the better. Even before Covid-19, more than half of Americans found their job unsatisfactory, according to an annual survey by the Conference Board research group. The nation had been hovering around the halfway mark of job dissatisfaction since at least 2000. That statistic means half the people you work with every day are living a work life that Henry David Thoreau would have described as one of “quiet desperation.” Job-life happiness Many of us also unhelpfully conflate our self-worth with our career. Our job unhappiness becomes life unhappiness, which raises the stakes. Wouldn’t it be nice to stop being envious of those...
    DEAR HARRIETTE: My boyfriend told me he doesn’t own a suit or dress shoes because he has never needed them. Harriette Cole  I suppose this makes sense in theory, but I just can’t understand why a grown man wouldn’t own any formal clothing. Even my 15-year-old brother owns a suit. Is this a red flag? Buy a Suit DEAR BUY A SUIT: Rather than thinking of this as a red flag, recognize it as a lack of exposure. This says to me that, up until now, your boyfriend has not gone anywhere that has required formal attire. For many people, formal dress is introduced early when attending religious services. These days, though, many spiritual homes allow people to dress informally, so even if he did go to a spiritual service, a suit may not have been a requirement. Related Articles Harriette Cole: I saw her photo, and it made me feel awful about myself Harriette Cole: I quit my job on the first day, and I got these nasty texts Harriette Cole: I...
                      by Ellie Gardey  Just before midnight on Wednesday, the Supreme Court issued an order denying injunctive relief to the Texas abortion providers who had sought to halt Texas’ new abortion law which prohibits abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat can be detected. The majority opinion said the Court would not intervene because the plaintiffs had failed to demonstrate whether the defendants, including state judges, can or will seek to enforce the law against them. The five conservative justices in the majority, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett, noted that federal courts have the power to enjoin people tasked with enforcing laws, and not laws themselves. The Texas law gives citizens the power to sue abortion providers or anyone who “aids and abets” an abortion after six weeks gestation. This structure provided the legal technicality which allowed the near-ban on abortion to remain in effect. As Michelle Goldberg at the New York Times put it: ​​“There’s a sinister brilliance to the way this whole thing has gone...
    We have not yet discovered life outside of Earth We are actively looking for. We usually see planets like us. Earth is the only world we support life on. That is why astronomers are looking for extraterrestrials like us. The size, composition, and atmosphere of the Earth, but also the temperature and space in the solar system, have made our planet a friendly planet for life. Hyson Worlds: Is It the Cradle of Life? Scientists believe so The latest research, published in The Astrophysical Journal, refers to the portal Gizmodo.com, Talks about New type of planets. This is especially true of the type of planets “sea worlds”.That is, the Haitian worlds that may be the cradle of life on Earth. Although we see this type of planet in vain in our solar system, we still are We find them in abundance in the galaxy. In principle, these two planets are the “children” of Earth and Neptune if they have offspring. There are Hyson planets Large and very hot, they have an atmosphere filled with hydrogen and...
    Protesters against abortion restrictions gathered at the Texas State Capitol on May 21, 2019. Eric Gay/AP People are submitting phony claims to a Texas website that aims to penalize abortion providers.  The website encourages citizens to report people who've helped someone get an abortion after 6 weeks. Texas's so-called "heartbeat ban," which is uniquely restrictive, is set to go into effect September 1.  Business Insider: A daily selection of curated stories Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Pro-choice advocates are spamming a Texas website that encourages people report abortions performed after six weeks of pregnancy — which, come September 1, will be illegal in the state.  The website calls on "citizens to hold abortionists accountable to following the law" by anonymously reporting providers or others who've "aided and abetted" an abortion after six weeks. That includes parents who drive their child to the clinic or friends who lend money for...
    Just as it does on Earth, it snows on Mars. However, scientists have found that Martian snow is 'dustier' than it is on Earth, which could mean it's warmer and more likely to melt into water, a new study suggests. Using data from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, the Reconnaissance Orbiter, along with computer simulations, researchers were able figure out that Martian snow is darker than it is on Earth due to the high levels of dust on the planet. As such, it's also more likely to melt and turn into water, given the right conditions. Scientists have found Martian snow is 'dustier' (blue) than Earth snow, which could mean it's warmer and more likely to melt into water 'There is a chance that this dusty and dark ice might melt a few centimeters down,' said the study's lead author, Aditya Khuller, in a statement.  'And any subsurface liquid water produced from melting will be protected from evaporating in Mars' wispy atmosphere by the overlying blanket of ice.'  Given that Earth's oceans are 'teeming with life,' according to NASA, the...
    EXPERTS have warned of the tell-tale signs that spyware has installed itself on your device and the best ways to ensure it is removed. Surveillance can sometimes be difficult to detect as phone users remain unaware that the spy or stalkerware is reading all their texts, emails, and social media messages. 1Fast battery draining is a sign your phone is being watchedCredit: Getty They can be alerted, however, if they begin to receive strange messages through text or social media platforms. These messages hope to catch potential victims unaware and experts warn they should be quickly deleted, according to ZDNet. Many of these messages will contain a note designed to induce panic in the victim such as a demand for money or a threat. Yet these messages should be ignored and the whole thing deleted immediately without clicking on any links they may contain. Hackers need you to interact with the message in order for it to work and download malware onto your device. It clicked on, it can take just minutes for...
    Anger can manifest as yelling, cursing, and breaking things. skynesher Anger issues come in different forms, including outward anger, inward anger, and passive anger.  You may experience symptoms like muscle tension, anxiety, increased heart rate, and guilt. Anger can be caused by underlying emotions like sadness, betrayal, fear, and hurt.  Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. Business Insider: A daily selection of curated stories Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. While everyone likely feels angry from time to time, some people have anger issues that can disrupt their day to day and jeopardize important relationships and friendships. .  In fact, a large 2015 study found that about 7.8% of the US population deals with either intense or poorly controlled anger.  Turns out, not all anger is the same, so anger issues can manifest in different ways. Here's what you need to know about the different types of anger...