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    APPARENTLY, there’s a reason why McDonald’s’ McFlurry spoon-straws are so difficult to drink out of. It turns out they’re not for drinking at all. 4Many people think the opening in the McDonald's McFlurry spoon is meant to be used as a straw, but they're wrongCredit: TikTok/mar4rl 4The opening has a different use, according to a supposed McDonald's employeeCredit: TikTok/mar4rl A supposed McDonald’s employee posted a video on social media showing exactly what the spoons – that certainly look like straws as well – are really for, and the internet is blown away. “Have you ever wondered why you can’t drink out of a McFlurry spoon?” text over the video questioned. The video showed a spoon, whose handle looks as if it should be able to double as a straw, being inserted into a McFlurry cup. The video then read: “What the spoon is really for … to mix!” The worker took the top of the spoon and attached it to a mixing machine, which then rotated the spoon and allowed it to mix the ingredients into the shake. Several viewers...
    A WOMAN explained that she bought £2-3k of baby clothes despite not being pregnant. The woman, 29, said that she and her partner were planning on having a baby when they had saved up some money so she thought the clothes were a smart investment. 1The woman explained that she has been stocking up baby clothes for when she has a childCredit: Getty But, as it was causing arguments between her and her partner, she took to Mumsnet to ask for advice from others. She said: "I’m 29 and very broody. We can’t have a baby yet as we need to save money to raise them, feed them and send them to school. "I have £5k in savings. We’d also really like to move up the property ladder. " FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED "My [significant other] and I need to complete postgrad exams in order to advance in our profession (£2-3k each). We do not share our disposable income and never will do. "I am so looking forward to...
    A SINGLE man has provoked outrage online after he admitted he would leave his wife if she gained weight after giving birth. Anthony Cassanta is one third of the No Filter Podcast, where three men regularly air their ‘problematic’ views. 2Anthony Cassanta said he would leave his wife if she gained weight after giving birthCredit: Tik Tok/ nofilterpod_ 2In his podcast he said it was important for him to be 'sexually attracted' to his wifeCredit: Tik Tok/ nofilterpod_ And in a recent episode, Anthony shared his opinion on postpartum bodies and he was blasted as ‘moronic.’ Speaking in the clip, he says: “ If my wife lets herself go after I have kids with her, I’m gonna tell her, once, if you don’t get your s*** together… “I still want to be sexually attracted to my wife, my spouse but if you can’t  do that, I’m out.” He later confessed that “Fitness chicks are superior to any women.” The clip was shared by the trio on their TikTok account with the caption, “Is this too much?” In fact the men...
    DECIDING what to put in your child’s packed lunch is not easy – especially when you’re a busy, working parent.  Whether it’s something you whipped together in five minutes or an impeccable creation that took hours to create, your child’s packed lunch will often get wolfed down in minutes. Getty 3 Sharon Birch, a nursey expert revealed what workers really think of the packed lunches you’re sending off with your kids. A nursery founder has revealed what they really think about kids’ different packed lunches and what they think it says about parenting styles.  Sharon Birch is the owner and founder of the award-winning outstanding-rated Footprints Learning for Life nursery in Hartlepool. The nursery expert said: “I love seeing children grow and develop and watching their discovery of the world around them. “We look after school-age children during the holidays and after school.  “We provide a wide-ranging healthy menu but, in the holidays, we ask our children to bring a packed lunch as we are usually out exploring our wonderful coastline or countryside or doing some fabulous outdoor activity....
    RADNOR, Pa. (CBS) — Police say homes in Bucks and Montgomery Counties are being targeted by an organized theft ring. Burglaries in sevens towns may be connected, with the latest happening in Radnor. Police are warning homeowners to be vigilant and look out for suspicious activity after a second home burglary was reported in Radnor in as many weeks. READ MORE: Hyram Hill, Son Of Philadelphia Police Officer, Killed In Targeted Shooting In North Philly, Sources Say“You don’t think of it happening here,” said Ben Wagner, who works in Radnor. Video shows as a suspect walks to the rear of a home in Radnor as a second person looks around. They then appear to smash the lower part of the rear glass door. Once inside, police say the suspects ransack a bedroom closet and take off with an undisclosed amount of high-end jewelry before an alarm goes off. It happened on Jan. 13 on Ivy Lane. Then, just this past Friday, police say suspects got into another Radnor home — also through a rear glass door — over on the...
    IT TURNS out there might be more life left in your eyeliner than you think. A beauty guru revealed how to revitalize your eyeliner when it’s dry, saving you a trip to the store and money. 3A beauty guru revealed how to make your eyeliner last 3She described it as a game-changing trick “So apparently if your eyeliner is dried out like this, all you have to do is take it, dip it back in, and it’s supposed to completely work again,” TikToker and beauty expert @youngcouture revealed in a video showing the described process. In an attempt to prove the hack true or false, the guru tried it for herself. First, she pulled the felt tip of her eyeliner out of its container with a pair of tweezers. Next, she dipped the dried-out pointed side into the container and swirled it around to pick up any remaining product. The beauty expert then put the tip back in with the point sticking out and drew on her hand with the revitalized eyeliner pen. It created perfect lines with enough product...
    AS MUCH as we all hope for a happily ever after, couples are bound to encounter a rough patch or two throughout their time together. Lack of intimacy is one of the biggest issues many married couples face, and as your healthy (and mindblowing) sex life begins to dwindle so does the connection you once had. 1There are many reasons why couples fight but there's one in particular most are guilty ofCredit: Getty "One couple might initiate their need for intimacy more than the other - it might be about holding hands in public, or making a suggestion for sex," explains Lucy Beresford, psychotherapist and author of Happy Relationships. "But if the bids for connection are repeatedly rebuffed, this can cause serious hurt." While a decrease of sexual desire is certainly a common issue, it's not the biggest one, according to the experts - and we should actually be looking at the smaller things we do on a daily basis. "There is lots of information around on what constitutes the most common problems people encounter in their...
    Unvaccinated Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers hinted his playing career may be coming to a close, and said he didn't think it 'would end like this' after stunning 13-10 loss to the 49ers Saturday.  Speaking after the shocking loss in Green Bay Saturday, Rogers said he felt. 'A little numb, for sure,' adding: 'I didn't think it was going to end like this.' Rodgers said he will take time to have conversations with 'people around here' and make a determination about his future before the start of free agency.  Following a loss in the divisional playoffs Saturday night at Lambeau Field, Rodgers' next move has never been more uncertain as he wrapped his 17th season with the Packers. 'I'm going to take some time and have conversations with the folks around here and then take some time away and make a decision - obviously before free agency,' Rodgers said Saturday postgame.  In an ESPN profile that was published Friday, Packers star Rodgers said he didn't think his career 'would end like this' after stunning 13-10 loss to the 49ers...
    A victim of Ghislaine Maxwell might not testify if the disgraced socialist is awarded a second trial because she does not think she could 'go through it again'. Lawyers for Maxwell, 60, launched an appeal for a retrial last week due to a juror's possible failure to disclose that he was sexually abused as a child before the trial. Her attorneys said they have filed a motion for retrial under seal, but referenced Juror No. 50, known as Scotty David, who opened up about his traumatic past.    Maxwell, who was found guilty last month of five counts of child sex trafficking and faces up to 65 years in jail when she is sentenced in June, is currently in solitary confinement at New York’s Metropolitan Detention Centre. She is on suicide watch, allowed only paper clothing and is not allowed books.  If the motion for retrial is granted, though, prosecutors would have to put forward a case without one of four key witnesses, or find other alleged victims.  A representative of one of the women, who wanted to remain anonymous, said she did...
    (CNN)Several years ago, at the end of a clinic visit, a long-time patient with end-stage heart disease who was nearing the end of his life asked me if it was OK to drink some wine.The patient was a physician, and he knew what most lay people do not: Despite the widespread belief a little alcohol is good for your heart, it isn't. I thought for a moment, and told him, "Only good wine."For thousands of years, alcohol, particularly wine, has been used for medicinal purposes. The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates promoted wine for various purposes, including reducing fevers and dressing wounds. Maimonides, the 12th century scholar, rabbi and physician also extolled the health benefits of wine in moderation. During Prohibition in the early 20th century, it was common for physicians to prescribe medicinal alcohol, which was legally dispensed at pharmacies, for ailments ranging from cancer to depression. How the Biden administration can ensure mask access to all AmericansFor many years it was thought moderate doses of alcohol were associated with a reduced risk of death, whereas higher amounts of...
    Getty The Los Angeles Lakers hoist the Larry O'Brien Trophy after defeating the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the 2020 NBA Finals. As of this writing, fifteen months have passed since the Los Angeles Lakers beat out the Miami Heat for the 2020 NBA championship. In the grand scheme of things, that’s really not a crazy amount of time. However, it can be tantamount to an eternity when one is talking about the Association. On Sunday, the two teams will converge upon FTX Arena to do battle once again. And while there are holdovers on both sides from that incredible bubble run, the clubs’ respective situations have changed dramatically since then. Still, on the eve of the latest Lakers-Heat showdown, Miami coach Erik Spoelstra can’t help but look back on his team’s last title shot. In fact, he actively engages with those memories on a regular basis. “I think about it a lot,” Spoelstra said of the 2020 Finals, via the Miami Herald.Coach Spo Relives the Run Play Final Seconds of 2020 NBA Finals Game 6 |...
    Martha Stewart is opening up about being struck by lightning. The 80-year-old lifestyle guru appeared on Thursday's episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and played a game requiring her to reveal two truths and a lie about herself. One of the statements she shared was that she had been struck by lightning not once, not twice, but three times. DeGeneres was able to guess correctly that the statement was true and asked for some clarification. MARTHA STEWART SAYS SHE 'GOT SO MANY PROPOSALS' AFTER HER POOLSIDE SNAP "Yeah, I mean, it's like crazy," Stewart said. "I think it actually is good for you. If it doesn't kill you, I think it's good for you." When DeGeneres asked what it feels like to be struck, Stewart quickly replied: "Horrible." MARTHA STEWART CONFIRMS SHE IS DATING SOMEONE, BUT WON'T SAY WHO: 'I'M NOT GOING TO TELL' "Once it came out of a water faucet. I was leaning against an iron sink and I saw the lightning go down the pipe out in my garden and then it came back up through the...
    IT'S always great to treat yourself to a Dunkin's donut and frozen coffee after a busy day. But sadly, this employee's claims might make you think twice about actually stopping for a treat at the famous coffee shop. 4A Dunkin's employee revealed their donuts are actually frozen 4She will come in early in the mornings to thaw and bake them Taking to social media, a Dunkin's employee alleged their donuts are actually frozen and get baked each morning before they open their doors. Sophia Fischett said she has been working at the store for four years and is currently in charge of opening the store. After looking for a massive box in the freezer, she pulled out their donuts from it and lined them up nicely on racks. She also did the same with a batch of biscuits and bagels, which she spritzed with some water. Once she was done prepping all of her trays, she popped them in the oven to bake and continued to decorate the chocolate, glazed, and powdered ones. But after...
    During an appearance on Tuesday’s broadcast of FNC’s “The Ingraham Angle,” Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) slammed President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats’ refusal to respond to the economic “pain” inflicted on Americans and noted the deteriorating poll numbers of Democrats. “It doesn’t get any better from here, Laura,” Banks said. “I think it continues to get worse as this president, Joe Biden, and the Democrats refuse to acknowledge the pain that the American people are going through — completely ignoring inflation, completely ignoring all of the other issues that are affecting American families and working Americans.” “I imagine the poll numbers continue to get worse,” he continued. “As you said, two more Democrats announced today they’re not going to run for reelection because they can no longer defend the president and their own party. There’s 28 total. They see the writing on the wall, and they know Republicans are going to win back the majority. They can’t defend it any longer.” Follow Jeff Poor on Twitter @jeff_poor
    Bill Gates, the billionaire Microsoft founder and philanthropist who warned that the globe wasn’t ready for a pandemic, shared a new prediction last week on the fate of COVID-19: “Once omicron goes through a country, then the rest of the year should see far fewer cases, so COVID can be treated more like seasonal flu.” Right now, that’s hard to imagine. With the U.S. recording more than 750,000 new cases and nearly 2,000 deaths a day from the super-contagious omicron variant, and hospitals in many parts of the country still bracing for the worst, it’s difficult to foresee the day we can liken COVID to influenza. “We’ve learned to kind of accommodate and live with influenza,” said Warner Greene, a virologist at the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco. “Hopefully we can get there with COVID, but we’re not there yet.” There is just no comparison. A closer look at the numbers two years into the pandemic shows two unmistakable takeaways: COVID killed more than eight times as many Americans in 2021 as the flu killed in the 2017-18 season, the...
    (CNN)When you're snacking for dinner, popcorn can't be beat. It's an ideal "main course" because it's more filling than other snack foods and doesn't rely on a fryer for flavor. It also can be made from scratch in minutes with no special equipment other than a large pot, and you can flavor it any which way you want.It's not necessary to save popcorn night for a special occasion, either. While you can certainly pair popcorn with a movie-watching evening, there is no law against making popcorn for dinner whenever the moment feels right. Don't fight the feeling.It's a snack that really fills you upPopcorn is an unprocessed whole grain: In fact, it's the combination of a starchy core inside a fibrous outer hull that makes popcorn pop. It's also high in fiber, containing nearly 4 grams per 4-cup serving, and contains a significant amount of polyphenols that can help lower blood sugar levels and help digestion. You can use an air popper to minimize the amount of oil used in making popcorn, said registered dietitian nutritionist Julien Chamoun.In addition,...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Gov. Ron DeSantis’ push to prohibit critical race theory from being taught in schools or used in employee training sessions began moving forward Tuesday in the Florida Senate, as outnumbered Democrats warned that the legislation would stifle educators and lead to frivolous lawsuits. The Republican-controlled Senate Education Committee approved the bill (SB 148) in a 6-3 vote along party lines. The measure came after the governor last month proposed what he dubbed the “Stop Wrongs Against Our Kids and Employees Act,” or Stop WOKE Act. DeSantis for months has targeted critical race theory, which is based on the premise that racism is embedded in American institutions, from the workplace to classrooms. READ MORE: Hearing Held Ahead Of The Start Of Dayonte Resiles’ Murder TrialIn part, the bill would prohibit employers from subjecting “any individual, as a condition of employment, membership, certification, licensing, credentialing or passing an examination, to training, instruction, or any other required activity” that is centered on a number of race-related concepts. For example, the proposal would prohibit employers from conducting training that “compels” people...
    Ken Paxton LARPing as a hard-charging attorney general in 2016, the before times. See below for a different story today. Marshall Cohen/CNN: Takeaways from the landmark sedition indictment against the Oath Keepers and why DOJ acted now Federal prosecutors have been slammed -- by legal experts, Democratic lawmakers, Donald Trump critics, and media pundits -- for going easy on the rioters. That criticism has now been answered in a big way with the charges of "seditious conspiracy.".. Sedition is difficult to prove in court, and an indictment is only the very beginning of a legal case. There are many hoops that prosecutors will need to jump through before they win convictions. But this is a critical first step. It destroys, once and for all, the talking point from those downplaying the events of January 6 that the attack on the Capitol wasn't an insurrection because nobody has been charged with sedition. xOne thing is clear from the indictment: The Oath Keepers planned on and needed a crowd as cover. Even if Trump wasn’t directly involved in their “plan,” his...
    NEW Covid isolation rule changes are coming in from Monday - but you might have to stay inside longer than you think. From January 17, people in England who test positive will be able to leave home after five full days. 2What 'five full days' of isolation means, from Monday. Day 0 is also when you might have noticed symptoms before taking a test They must test negative on lateral flow tests on day five and six in order to be released from isolation. But the first full day of isolation is NOT the day you test positive or noticed symptoms - although you must still isolate immediately following either of these events. This is now known as "day zero", with the following day counting as day one, the UK Health Security Agency confirmed. An example timeline is as follows: Monday = Day 0 (when you develop symptoms or get a positive test) Tuesday = Day 1 Wednesday = Day 2 Thursday = Day 3  Friday = Day 4   Saturday = Day 5 - first lateral flow test Sunday...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As cities in Minnesota have taken action to combat the surge in COVID-19 cases, there are no statewide mandates in place. On Thursday, average positivity rate in Minnesota breached 20% for the first time since the start of the pandemic. In the last two weeks, cases in the state have tripled. Minneapolis and St. Paul have reinstated mask mandates, as have other Twin Cities suburbs and Duluth. The mayors of the two largest cities in the state also announced this week that those heading to bars, restaurants and venues will need to be vaccinated or show proof of a negative test. Gov. Tim Walz is staying clear of any statewide mandates to address the surge in cases attributed to the highly-contagious Omicron variant. He said that the mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul made a decision that “fits where they’re at” with the virus spreading rapidly in highly-concentrated areas. At the Mall of America vaccination site on Thursday, WCCO-TV’s Esme Murphy asked the governor when he thought Minnesota would see peak Omicron cases,...
    MOST PEOPLE have had their baby names picked out since they were young. And one mum has revealed that she was inspired to name her babies after her favourite band. 2The mum claimed on Mumsnet that the band had inspired her throughout her lifeCredit: Alamy Many people are inspired to name their children after the loss of a loved one, a fictional character, or even a celebrity they have been inspired by. The mum, who went by the name of Catherine, took to mumsnet to reveal she had done the latter after giving birth to twin boys. She took it as the perfect opportunity to name them after her favourite band Oasis. However, the mum has revealed she is thinking about her decision again after people thought she was joking about her choice and asked users for advice on the forum. She wrote in the post: "Judged for my kids' names?! "I have always been a massive Oasis fan (sorry Blur fans) and they have influenced me and inspired me throughout my entire life. Most read in LifestyleTHE MOPE...
    Author Toni Morrison posed on Sept. 21, 2012 during a reception sponsored by the U.S. ambassador at his residence in Paris as part of the 10th America Festival. A resident of Katy, Texas, a city about 30 miles west of Houston, penned a message to Newbery Medal-winning author and illustrator Jerry Craft six months ago that some of his books were being pulled from the shelves of a school library. “I was caught off guard,” Craft, the author of the graphic novel New Kid, told NBCBLK in a piece published on Thursday. “I felt bad for the kids because I know how much they love ‘New Kid’ and ‘Class Act.’ I know what my school visits do … I felt bad if there was going to be some kids that would not be able to take advantage of that.”  Craft’s books shed light on the experiences of Black boys who experience racism at school, but racists have redefined his work as a pursuit of critical race theory, a framework for interpreting law that maintains racism has an undeniable effect on the legal foundation of American society....
    HAVING an unusual name can make life a little more entertaining or challenging, especially when you first introduce yourself. But for Kovid Kapoor, from Bangalore, Karnataka, India his name has brought him such bizarre responses he has had to adjust to getting more attention since the pandemic began. AFP 5 Kovid poses with a bottle of Corona beer In early 2020 Kovid realised he now shares his ‘special’ name with a deadly virus that continues to cause a global health crisis. The 31-year-old trip agency owner said: “It is crazy how I am getting all this attention for my name. “Before the pandemic, I’ve always thought it was a unique name. “I have met just one another Kovid in college and we instantly connected because I never found anyone with the same name.” FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED He added: “I was amused when the WHO first announced Covid in 2019. Friends and relatives started sharing the reports with me. It was surprising at first.” Kovid has since had his fair share of...
    A WOMAN who called her baby boy Lucifer has insisted she doesn’t regret choosing the unusual moniker – because she likes her kids being unique. Josie King hit headlines when she called into Jeremy Vine’s TV show to join the discussion on baby names. SWNS 4 Josie King and her baby boy – Lucifer And while she was slammed for the bizarre name, Josie told Devon Live that she stands by her choice. “I like the names I like, it may not be right for other people,” she said. “When I chose his name I knew people wouldn’t like it but it’s not up to them.” Josie also said that while Lucifer is often used as the name for the Devil in Christianity, she’s not religious herself – so it doesn’t have the same connotations to her. “I had a couple of family members saying ‘you can’t call him that’, but I said I’m not religious so it doesn’t stand for what other people think it stands for,” she added. “But my dad...
    STEVEN GERRARD let rip at VAR after seeing his Aston Villa side denied an equaliser at Manchester United. The Midlands club crashed out of the FA Cup after a 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford on Monday. Heres the VAR check, on what Aston Villa thought was an equaliser, in its entirety.All 3 minutes & 45 seconds of it.???? Watch #MUNAVL on @BBCiPlayer and @BBCOne.#FACup #bbcfacup pic.twitter.com/RS9osiDXzJ— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) January 10, 2022 1Steven Gerrard was not happy with VAR after Aston Villa were denied an equaliser at Man UtdCredit: PA But the night could have panned out differently had a second-half Danny Ings strike been allowed to stand. The forward bundled home at point blank following a Villa corner that United failed to clear. However, VAR immediately intervened and held up the match for a number of minutes as they checked several incidents. One was a potential handball by Ings and another was a possible foul by Jacob Ramsey on Edinson Cavani. But despite a lengthy check, VAR still suggested that ref Michael Oliver take a look at...
    UP to 12 inches of snow could fall in Massachusetts TODAY and temperatures could plunge to a bone-chilling 15F as an icy "bomb cyclone" slams the East Coast. Over 60million people are under winter weather alerts as states brace themselves for bitter winds and a whiteout. 6Snow battered Michigan (pictured) earlier in the week and more of the white stuff is expected to hit New York and New Jersey todayCredit: AP 6Revelers in Kentucky pictured having fun in the snowCredit: Reuters 6Heavy snow is expected to hit parts of the US today, including MassachusettsCredit: National Weather Service AccuWeather senior meteorologist Joe Lundberg said the storm moving towards the East will likely develop into the first bomb cyclone of 2022. A bomb cyclone is a storm where central pressure plummets dramatically, producing intense winds and precipitation such as rain or snow. CNN meteorologist Robert Shackelford revealed that up to 12 inches of snow could fall in Boston, with between four to six inches expected to hit Washington DC. New Jersey and New York could also be battered with up to six...
    UP to 12 inches of snow could fall in Massachusetts TODAY and temperatures could plunge to a bone-chilling 15F as an icy weather bomb hits parts of America. Over 60million people are under winter weather alerts as states brace themselves for bitter winds and a whiteout. 6Snow battered Michigan (pictured) earlier in the week and more of the white stuff is expected to hit New York and New Jersey todayCredit: AP 6Revelers in Kentucky pictured having fun in the snowCredit: Reuters 6Heavy snow is expected to hit parts of the US today, including MassachusettsCredit: National Weather Service AccuWeather senior meteorologist Joe Lundberg said the storm moving towards the East will likely develop into the first bomb cyclone of 2022. A bomb cyclone is a storm where central pressure plummets dramatically, producing intense winds and precipitation such as rain or snow. CNN meteorologist Robert Shackelford revealed that up to 12 inches of snow could fall in Boston, with between four to six inches expected to hit Washington DC. New Jersey and New York could also be pummelled with up to six...
    While many news anchors aired interviews commemorating and reflecting on the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, Tucker Carlson approached his coverage from a different angle: claiming that date “barely rates as a footnote.” “As you may have heard, this is the anniversary of Jan 6,” Carlson said at the beginning of his show. “And in commemoration of that, we have donned the official network approved solemn anchor outfit: white shirt, navy tie. Message: reverence. “But if you take three steps back as historical events go, if we are being honest now, Jan. 6 barely rates as a footnote. Really not a lot happened that day if you think about it.” Evidence of that, Carlson argued, is that “the presidential election was not overturned, the Capitol was not destroyed, the government was not toppled, no matter what you may have heard.” Carlson noted that no elected official was injured in the event and noted Ashli Babbitt, the rioter who was shot by an officer after attempting to climb through a window leading into the Speaker’s Lobby. “None...
    As we approach the one year anniversary of Donald Trump’s failed coup attempt and violent insurrection in our nation’s capital, the GOP remains zealously committed to ensuring minority rule. They’ll do it by following the playbook established by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s authoritarian rule in Hungary. Hungary, the bête noire of the European Union, is no longer considered a normal democracy and is referred to as a “hybrid regime” after a decade of Orban and his Fidesz party systematically chipping away at democratic institutions and freedoms. Naturally, this “backsliding democracy” is seen as a blueprint for the GOP and conservative activists who want to preserve power in the hands of a white Christian minority. The United States was designated as a “backsliding democracy” for the first time by a European think tank this year in its annual review of democracies around the world, in part thanks to Trump’s promotion of the Big Lie. So it was only fitting that earlier this week Trump pledged his “complete support” to Orban, currently running for re-election, and praised him as a “strong leader”...
    KIM Kardashian's family have suggested that "it's weird" that her ex Kanye West has bought a $4.5M mansion across street from star's $60M estate. Kanye, 44, purchased the mansion directly across from Kim's Hidden Hills compound in LA, which they once shared. 3Kim Kardashian's family reportedly find it 'weird' that Kanye West bought a $4.5million mansion across the street from her 3The SKIMS mogul has filed for divorce from the rapper However, Kim's family are baffled by the decision and have reportedly voiced that they find it "strange". A source close to the Kardashians told HollywoodLife that her famous family finds it a little bit “weird” – especially considering he reportedly paid $420,000 over the asking price to seal the deal. "While Kim is okay with Kanye’s decision to buy a house across the street, her family is not really feeling this at all," they told the publication. "They think that it is just a little bit weird, in fact, and said to Kim that no one buys a house across the street from their ex-wife while they are divorcing." The source added:...
    IF you're in a long-term relationship, then chances are your finances are probably tied to your partner's in some way - whether you're saving up for a holiday or a future home. But for Shelly Horton, getting a joint bank account with her husband is something she's sworn to NEVER do. 2Shelly says she'll NEVER share a bank account with her husband DarrenCredit: shellyhorton1/Instagram Writing in a personal essay for 9Honey, the Australian journalist said it's not a matter of greed. Instead, she wants to maintain her "independence" in the relationship. She wrote: "I don't want to be asking my husband if he would mind if I bought a certain dress or took my nephews to the movies. I know he would say yes - that's not the issue at all. "The issue is I don't want to have to ask. I work really hard, therefore I know I'm entitled to my own money." FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED And having been married once before, Shelly knows all too well how messy...
    TRYING to be up-to-date with the latest trends, Gianna Onorato decided to visit a nail salon for a new design. But the end result was so far from her expectations, the mortified West Virginia University alumnus shared the messy snaps on her TikTok. 3The nail design Gianna had in mind when she booked the appointmentCredit: @giannaonorato/Tiktok ''last time I try to be trendy, '' Gianna captioned the video, which has since seen over 17 thousand views. According to her, she even had shown the nail artist an inspiration photo prior to the appointment. The reference photo in question had a nail design of different blue tone wavy lines. FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED ''This is what I asked for,'' she said. However, what Gianna's nail artist had created was so poorly executed, viewers were wondering if it had been done by a six-year-old. Although she does say they're not awful, she's also ''not sure where the green came from''. Most read in LifestyleROYAL KNEES UP Pubs could stay open into EARLY HOURS to celebrate...
    Betty White is getting ready to turn the big 100 – and she’s reflecting on her health habits. In this week’s cover story of People magazine, the veteran actress was asked about her diet. "I try to avoid anything green," the 99-year-old joked. "I think it’s working." The star also revealed that being "born a cockeyed optimist" has been the secret behind her positive outlook in life. BETTY WHITE'S BEST LIFE LESSONS AND FUNNIEST QUOTES AS HER 100TH BIRTHDAY APPROACHES Betty White's birthday is January 17, 1922. (Getty Images) "I got it from my mom, and that never changed," the TV icon explained. "I always find the positive." "I’m so lucky to be in such good health and feel so good at this age," she shared. "It’s amazing." After working in show business for more than 75 years, White now enjoys a quiet life in Los Angeles where she keeps busy playing crossword puzzles and card games. According to the outlet, she also enjoys watching animal documentaries, "Jeopardy!" and sports, especially golf. In addition, White is a longtime supporter...
    Shoppers at a Black Friday sale at the King of Prussia mall in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, Nov. 26, 2021.Rachel Wisniewski | Reuters As the year comes to a close, many Americans may be looking at getting serious about their personal finances in 2022. Some may even be wondering if they have a spending problem and, if so, what they can do to get back on track. The last few months of the year may have made it difficult to stick to a budget, especially one that hadn't been updated for the new normal. Following Covid-19 vaccinations and loosened pandemic restrictions in the spring, many Americans were feeling good about shopping and going out again after a year and a half inside. More from Invest in You:Four unhealthy beliefs about money you may have learned in childhoodYour financial wrap-up: 4 savvy money moves to make before year-endThe December child tax credit payment may be the last But at the same time, inflation hit and strapped consumers with higher prices for goods and services such as dining out and gas. To...
    A BLOKE branded his nan an ‘a**hole’ after thinking she bought him a PlayStation 5 - only to unwrap a candle instead.  The man had hoped to be opening the latest games console, but his gran played a hilarious prank on him instead for Christmas.  7A bloke hoped to be unwrapping a PlayStation 5 from his nan this year, but was sorely disappointedCredit: TikTok 7The bloke was less than impressed to unwrap a PS5 candle instead of the games console A video has gone viral on TikTok showing a man opening a gift from his relative, which he says he hopes “isn’t coal”.  But it was almost as bad, as instead of the gadget his nan had bought him a ‘PS5’ candle, which said: “Smells like you’re not getting one”.  He captioned the clip, which has been viewed nearly three million times: “And the tradition of his Nanny being an a**hole continues…” While the gamer didn’t get what he wanted, the brilliant prank has gone down a storm online, with thousands of people branding the gift hilarious.  Commenting online, one...
    CHRISTMAS Day may have only been hours ago, but a mum has revealed the sweet reason why she has already taken all her decorations down. While many people were lying in a food coma last night, TikTok mum Georgia Schofield was taking down her tree and decorations at 11pm. 4Kind-hearted mum Georgia Schofield has revealed why she takes down her Christmas decorations in the evening on Christmas DayCredit: TIKTOK 4The dedicated mum said the reason she removes the tree is that her daughter's birthday is December 26Credit: Tiktok @bruh.georgia The mum, who posts under @bruh.georgia, revealed that the reason has to do with her daughter. In a video, she said: “When your daughter’s birthday is December 26.” She added: “Time to get on with the birthday decorating.” Her video has already been viewed nearly two million times, and people praised her dedication. One said: “I love this, think it’s really thoughtful that you bring Christmas celebrations to an end to celebrate her birthday.” FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED Another added: “You’re a wonderful mum.”...
    A WOMAN thinks she's been left with PTSD after her husband had to breastfeed from her to clear a clogged milk duct. Jennifer took to TikTok to share the tale of how her other half stepped in to help after the clog turned into mastitis and left her in agony and her baby daughter unable to get the milk she needed. 3Jennifer took to TikTok to reveal how her husband had breastfed from her to relieve a clogged milk ductCredit: twodears/TikTok "There are some things in marriage and having babies that you just can’t prepare for, and this is one of them," she began. After being diagnosed with mastitis, she was put on antibiotics, and hoped that the tablets would help, but she was still in agonising pain after two days. She also tried various supplements that people had recommended, and took baths in Epsom salts which is also meant to help with clogged ducts, but nothing worked. "So I found this article, because I was just Googling and Googling, that said your partner should...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesotans love to complain about road conditions, but it turns out our neighbors to the east might have it worse. A recent study by Consumer Affairs shows Wisconsin has the third-worst roads in the nation. “According to our survey, there are ‘uneven roads on the freeway’ in Milwaukee and ‘excessive potholes’ in Stoddard,” Consumer Affairs said. “They ‘need to fix holes in streets’ in Rhinelander.” The study looked at U.S. Department of Transportation data and surveys from residents to rank each state. Six percent of Wisconsin’s rural roads are in “poor” condition, as well as 29% of its urban roads. On average, the state’s residents rated its roads conditions a 5.67 out of 10. According to the study, Rhode Island has the worst roads in the nation, while Kansas has the best. Minnesota ranks 33rd, with an average resident rating of 5.5 out of 10. Four percent of its rural roads and 8% of its urban roads are in poor condition.   More On WCCO.com: ‘It’s Going To Be Hard’: Minnesota Family Grieving The Loss Of...
    JAKE PAUL believes sharing the same birthday as Muhammad Ali 'means something' - and has the backing of Mike Tyson. He said on his brother Logan's podcast: "Muhammad Ali and I have the same birthday and I think it's weird. 3Jake Paul pictured with heavyweight legend Mike TysonCredit: Twitter@jakepaul 3Muhammad Ali's fight with Trevor Berbick in 1981Credit: Getty "I think it means something. January 17th." Iron Mike's iconic mentor and coach Cus D'Amato - who once trained Ali - is also born on the same day. And Tyson, 55, could not believe it when the YouTuber told him the news that he shares the same birthday as two of boxing's most historic names. Paul, 24, said: "When I sat with Mike Tyson on his podcast, bro, he's so smart and wise and he was sitting next to me for like 20 minutes just preaching knowledge. "And he goes, 'Bro, you're the GOAT, January 17th people are not to be messed with'. "When I told him my birthday, he was like, 'Oh my god'. He like freaked...
    A BLOKE has caused a stir after showing off a Christmas card he made for his mate’s kid using his foot. Although the green design was intended to resemble a festive tree, people were quick to say it looked extremely rude instead. 1A man showed off the Christmas tree card he made using his foot - but people think it looks rather rude indeedCredit: Reddit The man took to Reddit to explain how he had received a similar card from the young child and wanted to send one back in return. He copied the child’s design and stamped his foot in green paint to look like the tree, and then added stars and baubles. In the caption, the bloke said: “My friends sent me a Christmas card with their kid's foot on it. “I don't have a kid, so this is what they're getting back…” The comical card left internet users highly entertained, and racked up 11,500 likes. Over 350 people commented under the yuletide snap, with some pointing out that it looked very rude indeed. One person said: “Why...
    But a Morning Consult/Politico survey of registered voters found that among Democrats and Democrat-leaners, 11% think that Biden should "definitely not" run in 2024, while 20% believe he should "probably not" run. The survey found that 31% of potential Democratic primary voters would back Harris if Biden does not run in 2024. She received a much larger percentage of support than any of the other Democratic politicians listed in the survey, while 25% indicated that they were not sure who they would support. New York Times opinion columnist Bret Stephens wrote a piece saying that Biden should announce that he does not plan to seek re-election. "The man who once gave his party hope now weighs on his party’s fortunes like a pair of cement shoes," Stephens wrote. "He should announce, much sooner than later, that he will not run for a second term."
    Eilish went on to explain that even the anatomy portrayed in pornography was misleading. "Women’s bodies don’t look like that," she said. "We don't enjoy things that it looks like we're enjoying." She also revealed in the interview that she had contracted the coronavirus but that she believed being vaccinated kept her from experiencing the worst symptoms of the virus. Here's the video of Eilish talking about porn: Billie Eilish Gets Honest About Dating While Being Famous www.youtube.com
    A TEENAGER who is a dead ringer for Spiderman actress Zendaya has revealed that the pair look so much alike that people frequently stop her in the street. Jade Lilly, 18, who lives in Dayton, Ohio, shared a set of morphing images in a TikTok video and was quickly inundated with messages saying she looks identical to the 25-year-old A-lister. 4JAde Lilly has gone viral for how much she looks like ZendayaCredit: Jam Press 4Zendaya has grown to fame after her Disney daysCredit: Jam Press The animal care technician, who has 100,000 followers, says it's a "huge compliment" to be compared to the star. “I started hearing that I looked like Zendaya from about the age of six from my cousin and it kept going on from there,” Jade, who is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, told Jam Press. “She’s great at what she does and she never disappoints. “I’m a huge fan of hers and so happy that I look like her – it’s like the biggest compliment every time someone says I look like her.” Although Jade is...
    BOXING legend Ricky Hatton is wary that Jake Paul may not give Tommy Fury another chance to fight him after the Brit pulled out of their bout. Paul and Fury were set to go head-to-head on December 18 until the latter withdrew due to injury and a severe chest infection. 2Hatton fears Fury may not get another shot to fight PaulCredit: Refer to Caption 2Paul may turn his attention to alternative targetsCredit: Getty Paul will now take on former UFC fighter Tyron Woodley, while Hatton fears the YouTuber turned boxer may not give Fury another shot at a fight. Writing for Metro, Hatton said: "It’s a shame and I certainly hope Tommy hasn’t lost his chance. But I suppose it is really up to Jake Paul, the ball might be in his court going forward. "If he wants to fight Tommy and prove his point then hopefully Tommy can get another shot. "But there is a risk, there is every chance Paul turns around and says: ‘F**k it, you’ve lost your chance.’ "I have a...
    "During the prelims, she set a new pool and meet record in the 500 free. In the finals she swam more than 12 seconds faster, finishing in first place with a time of 4:34.06. That time is currently the best in the country in the event. Her mark was also a new program record," Penn Athletics noted. According to the NCAA, in order to compete on a women's team without shifting it to a mixed team status, a transgender female must undergo one year of testosterone suppression treatment. “When I have kids, I kinda hope they’re all boys because if I have any girls that want to play sports in college, good luck. [Their opponents] are all going to be biological men saying that they’re women,” the female teammate said. “Right now we have one, but what if we had three on the team? There’d be three less girls competing.” Transgender ideology remains a topic of signifiant cultural contention, with debates over issues such as whether biological males who identify as females should be permitted to utilize women's restrooms...
    IT IS no secret that raising children is no easy task, and it’s only normal for parents to sometimes feel like they’re completely lost when it comes to raising their kids. This certainly happened to one mother who admitted she started despising her six-year-old son due to his inability to properly use a bathroom. 4A mother has revealed she is beginning to hate her son because of an undiagnosed issue he has been dealing with for three years 4Her son refuses to use the toilet unless he has to urinateCredit: Alamy The mother revealed her surprising story and feelings of anger and disgust in an anonymous post to Reddit. The woman started her post by explaining that her son was fully potty-trained by the age of two-and-a-half, but reverted back to soiling his pants once he turned three.  “SIX! And STILL pooping himself,” the mother angrily wrote.  “Hasn’t s**t in a toilet in THREE YEARS.” She expressed that she has taken her son to “doctors, hospitals, therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy,” and tried laxatives, but nothing has worked and doctors have...
    He recently confirmed that he will portray the legendary dancer, actor and singer Fred Astaire. And Billy Elliot star Tom Holland, 25, has said that he is 'very excited' about his new role in the biopic and claimed that he is already 'quite a good tap dancer'. The actor recently confirmed that he will portray the legendary dancer, actor and singer in a new Amy Pascal-produced film for Sony. 'I’m very excited for and I think it will be a fantastic film': Tom Holland claimed that he is already a 'good tap dancer' as he gears up to portray Fred Astaire in the new biopic Whilst he is going to head back to London's Pineapple Dance Studios to 'start taking tap lessons', he already has some good experience. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Dusting off his dance shoes! Tom Holland CONFIRMS he is set... Zendaya and Tom Holland attempt to go incognito to visit... EXCLUSIVE: Zendaya and Tom Holland are seen on a rare dinner... 'Third wheeling it': Zendaya larks about with boyfriend...