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    MARRIED at First Sight star Alyssa Ellman said physical attraction is “important” to her before she admitted new husband Chris Collette “isn’t her type.” Alyssa, 30, marries stranger Chris, 35, on the new season of Married at First Sight.  5Married at First Sight star Alyssa said physical attraction is 'important' to herCredit: Lifetime 5She is marrying Chris, who called her 'beautiful'Credit: Lifetime In an exclusive preview clip obtained by The Sun, Alyssa admits how important it is to her to be physically attracted to her husband. She said while getting ready for the wedding day: “Physical appearance and personality are super important. For me, there needs to be a physical attraction. I am hoping to walk down the aisle and be happy with what I see at the end of it. I hope he is too!” Alyssa then read a letter from her soon-to-be husband, as she broke down in tears over the “nice” note. She said after reading the thoughtful letter: “He’s so nice! I feel like he knew that’s what I wanted to hear. I’m glad I got a...
    LASER hair removal can save us so much time and energy - but it can also be anxiety-inducing if you've never had it done before and don't know what to expect. However, even if lasering hair from the most intimate areas, the first thing to know is you should NEVER be embarrassed. 4Laser hair removal experts have seen it all, so clients should never be embarrassedCredit: Getty - Contributor Here, Kelly the Director at Swann Beauty and laser treatment specialist Laura share are some of the most common mistakes people make, and the tips you NEED to know before your appointment... Close shave You might assume that you need hair to attend a hair removal appointment, but actually, it is crucial that you shave BEFORE your laser removal procedure. This is because any hairs that remain can get overheated and burn so it’s important that hair is at an absolute minimum but hair follicles are still exposed. To ensure that the shave is fresh but the skin isn’t irritated we recommend that you shave the day...
    NEW YORK (AP) — André Leon Talley, the towering former creative director and editor at large of Vogue magazine, has died. He was 73. Talley’s literary agent David Vigliano confirmed Talley’s death to USA Today late Tuesday, but no additional details were immediately available. Talley was an influential fashion journalist who worked at Women’s Wear Daily and Vogue and was a regular in the front row of fashion shows in New York and Europe. At 6-feet-6 inches tall, Talley cut an imposing figure wherever he went, with his stature, his considerable influence on the fashion world, and his bold looks. In a 2013 Vanity Fair spread titled “The Eyeful Tower,” Talley was described as “perhaps the industry’s most important link to the past.” Designer Tom Ford told the magazine Talley was “one of the last great fashion editors who has an incredible sense of fashion history. … He can see through everything you do to the original reference, predict what was on your inspiration board.” Designer Diane von Furstenberg praised Talley on Instagram, writing: “no one saw the world...
    Nothing "alpha" about this situation. This series documents stories from the Herman Cain Awards subreddit, tracking the COVID mis- and disinformation on Facebook that is leading to so many deaths. Today’s cautionary tale didn’t take care of his family. HA HA HA HA HA HA. Okay, Mr. “Alpha Blood Brotherhood.”  A mask looks more comfortable than that armor.  Yup, a real asshole. But he’s so alpha.  Imagine the cognitive dissonance of posting this after Jan. 6.  There are 115,000 commercial flights every single day. If the survival rate was 99.9%, that would mean that 115 flights would crash every single day.  So who would be the doomsday cult: the people getting on planes, or those avoiding them?  Not to mention, people get angry because most people aren’t selfish self-centered assholes who only care about themselves. Children and young adults can spread the virus to more vulnerable populations—something easily avoided by vaccinating, social distancing, and masking.  Someone let the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers know!  Dr. Anthony Fauci: “Here, let me save your life.” Deplorables lose their shit. Ah look, it’s Candace “Angel of Death” Owens. Australia has...
    SAN FRANCISCO — With the Warriors facing life without Draymond Green for an extended period of time, rookie Jonathan Kuminga may be the biggest beneficiary of those missing minutes. After the recent growth shown by Kuminga, the opportunity couldn’t come at a better time. The Warriors’ recent road trip was a big one for the 19-year-old rookie. He flashed more high-flying dunks and scored in double figures every game he played. But more than any single highlight, Kuminga’s overall growth as a player was the biggest reason for optimism. Andrew Wiggins said he saw “a lot of growth” out of Kuminga over the past four games, and Klay Thompson ended the trip by declaring Kuminga a “building block for years to come” and a “huge part of this team for a long time.” Kerr called it “a great trip” for Kuminga, and with Green out, said the rookie would see more time, “for sure.” It didn’t get off to a good start. In an act of serendipity, the Warriors’ G League affiliate had a game against...
    IT'S more important than ever to get a flu jab this winter for a number of reasons. Immunity is low among Brits due to winter lockdowns, getting flu and Covid at the same time is dangerous, and you can protect yourself and others from serious illness. 1It's more important than ever to get your flu jab this yearCredit: LNP People often say getting the vaccine makes them feel ill afterwards which puts them off getting it. However, if this happens it's only temporary and very mild. The fact is, the flu jab doesn't make you sick. Flu jabs are made with either inactivated (killed) viruses, or with only a single protein from the flu virus, which will not be enough to cause illness. Dr Sarah Jarvis, GP and clinical director of Patient Access, told the Sun Online: "The flu vaccine does not contain any live virus so it physically cannot multiply when inside your body. Therefore, it cannot give you flu. "There are several reasons people feel unwell after a flu jab. "The first is, when you have the...
    Being married isn’t always easy and plain sailing, and according to one expert, it may be because we’re not implementing rules. A relationship expert and dating coach has revealed rules and boundaries can be ‘good’ for marriage.  1Though some say rules are controlling, expert Alex says they're healthy and helpfulCredit: Getty Alex Mellor-Brook, Co-founder (MD), Internationally Certified Matchmaker & Dating Expert at Select Personal Introductions, revealed why couples should set their marriage rules together. He said: “Rules, boundaries or whatever title you want to give them are good for marriage.  “The rules present a clear gauge as to when an action or comment may upset the person you care about the most.  “But there could be a difference in opinion as to where these boundaries should start, so the rules need to be amicable and decided upon together, not forced on the partnership by just one person.” However not everyone believes rules are good for marriages - some might say they are controlling and not needed. Relationship expert Alex revealed how each person in the relationship perceives the rule is...
    A Chicago pastor is sleeping in a tent on a roof this winter to raise awareness of violence and poverty in the Windy City. Corey Brooks, the pastor and CEO of the nonprofit organization Project H.O.O.D., has spent 58 nights so far atop a shipping container outside of his church. "It's important because we are stopping violence, we're ending poverty," Brooks said of his endeavor, which so far has raised $2 million, during an interview Monday on Fox and Friends. AT LEAST 74 CHICAGOANS INJURED AND 14 KILLED IN SHOOTINGS OVER JULY 4 WEEKEND As part of his goal to draw more attention to rampant violence in the city by sleeping on the roof, Brooks hopes to raise enough money to build a community center to serve as a place for Project H.O.O.D. to mentor the city's youth. Project H.O.O.D. aims to "provide mentorship, training, and community" for residents of the Woodlawn and Englewood areas, according to the website. "We made up in our mind we are not going to wait on government or...
    More On: body shaming Erin and Sara Foster defend stepmom Katharine McPhee’s post-baby bikini photo Bebe Rexha says she’s the heaviest she’s ever been, feels ‘disgusting’ Tamra Judge defends herself after Shannon Beador comment backlash Emily Ratajkowski posts ab-baring pics she says will cause ‘controversy’ The Yellowjackets have each other’s backs. Melanie Lynskey, who plays Shauna in “Yellowjackets,” says her fellow actors rallied to her defense after she was body-shamed by a member of production. The New Zealand-born actress claims that someone on the crew for the creepy Showtime drama series asked about her weight. “They were asking me, ‘What do you plan to do? I’m sure the producers will get you a trainer. They’d love to help you with this,’” Lynskey, 44, recalled to Rolling Stone. Lynskey said co-stars Tawny Cypress, Christina Ricci and Juliette Lewis stood by her, with Lewis even writing a letter to producers on her behalf. “It was really important to me for [Shauna] to not ever comment on my body, to not have me putting a dress on and being like, ‘I wish...
    Actress Melanie Lynskey says that her co-stars on the TV series Yellowjackets banded together to complain to producers about an insensitive comment one crew member made about her body. Lynskey (pictured, far right) told Rolling Stone in a recent interview that a crew member of the Yellowjackets production commented critically on her body during filming, telling her, “I’m sure the producers will get you a trainer. They’d love to help you with this.” The actress added that when she complained to her co-stars, Tawny Cypress (pictured, third from left), Christina Ricci (pictured, far left), and Juliette Lewis (pictured, second from left), they banded together to raise the incident with producers; Lewis wrote a letter to them on Lynskey’s behalf. In the Showtime series, Lynskey’s character has an affair with Peter Gadiot’s character — a younger, attractive artist. The actress also told Rolling Stone that she is bothered by people who don’t appear to believe that Gadiot’s character would take interest in her character. “I’m just like, ‘Wow, really? That’s where people’s heads are at, that the most important thing is being thin or young?'” she said. “It...
    AN important tax deadline is just hours away - and you should take the necessary actions now to avoid being hit with penalties. This deadline on January 18 is for people making an estimated tax payment for the fourth quarter of 2021. 1January 18 is around the corner - and it brings with it an important tax deadline How do you know if you are supposed to be making an estimated tax payment? Well, most people have to pay income taxes as they earn money. This means taxpayers need to pay most of their taxes during the year. You can do this by withholding from paychecks or making quarterly estimated tax payments throughout the year to the IRS. Self-employed people and investors often pay their income taxes through quarterly estimated tax payments. For estimated tax purposes, the fiscal year is divided into four payment periods, and each period has a specific payment due date. If you don't pay enough taxes by the due date of each payment period, you may be charged a penalty even if you're due a refund when...
    "Fox & Friends Weekend" co-host Pete Hegseth’s new Fox Nation special spotlights what he explains is one of America’s most crucial issues: The Miseducation of America.Hegseth, who also hosts the Modern Warriors and Battle in the Holy Land series on the streaming service, spoke to Fox News Digital about the importance of his latest venture:"I wanted it to be a wake-up call," Hegseth said of ‘Miseducation.’ "I've done a lot of series on Fox Nation, and this is not to say those aren't important. They are - but this, I think, is the most important thing we've put out."In conjunction with the "Miseducation of America," a five-part series set to premiere on Fox Nation Tuesday, Hegseth will moderate a live forum of the same name on Thursday in Richmond, Virginia, where the heart of the education debate lies. A father of seven school-aged children, Hegseth uncovers the secrets of the Left's educational agenda as he seeks to bring awareness to Americans across the country - rediscovering the beauty of how our children can be taught to become virtuous citizens within...
    Adopting a cat from the shelter is an amazing step to take towards helping shelter animals. If you are ready to jump in and adopt a cart for yourself, these tips might be able to help you out. How to Prepare Before Adopting a Shelter Cat Like any big life decision, it is important to do your research before adoptiong a cat.  If you are ready to adopt your own shelter cat and begin your life together, here are some ways to get yourself prepared for this big step: Get to Know the Cat First Before deciding on a shelter cat, it is so very important to first spend time with the cats that you have to pick from. Don’t just make an instant decision right after entering the shelter. Try to pick a week where you can visit the shelter for 2 to 3 days. This will give you plenty of time to get to know the cats and figure out which one is best for you. Ideally, several weeks would be the best time period for getting...
    YOU might think you have being a dog mum or dad nailed, but there's some things you should know. It's important that we keep our dogs as happy as can be and there's some things that you might be doing that might be affecting how positive they feel. 6If you want a happy pup, then listen upCredit: Getty Professional dog walkers know all too well about keeping dogs happy and here are six secrets that your dog walker won’t tell you.  So if you want your pooch to be happy (and we hope you all do), then listen up.  Leave your lead somewhere obvious Your dog’s lead should be left in the same place every time.  It should be left somewhere that's very easy to find. That way your dog knows that a walk is never far away and that they can be out and about in no time.  Most read in LifestyleROYAL CRISIS Beatrice will not have to take stand as Charles ignores questions on AndrewTHE MOPE SHOW Harry 'miserable' as new life in US 'far from what...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is predicting increased enthusiasm in the midterm elections this year, as the Chinese coronavirus, he said, has made people realize that the “governor has been more consequential in your daily lives than even the President of the United States.” DeSantis, speaking on a Friday episode of the variety program Ruthless, noted that less people typically vote in the midterm elections than the presidential elections. But, he has a feeling that will shift a bit this year. “Because of COVID, people realize the governor has been more consequential in your daily lives than even the President of the United States,” he said, speaking as one governor who refused to lock down his state for months on end, much to the dismay of the left and establishment media. “And so, we have an opportunity to not just get all you all to the polls, but to get your friends and neighbors who don’t always vote in these races, and we’re going to have a tsunami of turnout in November 2022,” he predicted. “And that’s what’s really exciting...
    During an interview aired on Friday’s edition of PBS’ “Firing Line,” CNN host Fareed Zakaria stated that “Doctors and scientists don’t get to decide for everybody in a democracy what policy is going to be and we don’t blindly follow” and doctors and scientists only view things through the lens of minimizing the spread of disease, which isn’t the only objective that matters. Zakaria said, “Doctors and scientists don’t get to decide for everybody in a democracy what policy is going to be and we don’t blindly follow. Because, frankly, they have one particular perspective. For example, in their case, it is: minimize the spread of this disease, which is the most important objective. It is absolutely the one they should have. But it’s not the only one. We also have an economy that we have to think about. And if you say that you can slow the spread of this virus by 15% by shutting down the entire economy and putting 50 million people out of work, we would say that’s not a risk/reward ratio that makes sense. And...
    If healthy, Ovechkin says he will go to the All-Star Game originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington   The biggest question about the All-Star Game was not if Alex Ovechkin would be selected, but, rather, would he go? Ovechkin was announced as the Metropolitan Team captain for the All-Star Game as the top vote-getter in the fan vote and, on Friday, confirmed that he did intend to go to this year’s event. “It’s great stuff, you know?” Ovechkin said of the All-Star Game. “You’re gonna see lots of great players out there and obviously I’m going, but you never know what’s going to happen, right?” This is the 12th time Ovechkin has been selected to the All-Star Game in his career, but he has only participated seven times, declining invitations in recent years due to the desire to rest in preparation for the remainder of the season. But while Ovechkin did say he intended to go, he also made clear that his health is the priority. Given the remarkable durability he has shown throughout his career, assuming that Ovechkin...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Activists in Philadelphia are using Martin Luther King Day as a chance to boost something very important to civil rights activists — voting. The Urban League of Philadelphia and other community leaders are setting up voter outreach locations across the city. “We’re trying to remember Dr. King’s life and voting is very important,” City Commissioners Vice Chairman Omar Sabir said. “Our life is dependent on it. Now is our time and our time is now. We have to get active.” People will be able to register to vote, request a mail-in ballot and go over key election deadlines. Here is the list of MLK Day Voter Outreach locations: Parkside Shoprite from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Island Ave Shoprite from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Fox Street Shoprite from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Ridge Ave Shoprite from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monument Ave Fresh Grocer from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. NAACP HQ (Wayne Junction) from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. 52nd St Station (52nd & Market) from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Temple...
    Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy questioned a Biden administration effort to send masks to Americans who want them, asking “what’s the point” if they can only be worn once. At Friday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki introduced FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell for an update and to take questions from reporters. This week, President Joe Biden announced a plan to send masks to all Americans. He said that “next week we’ll announce how we are making high-quality masks available to American people — the American people for free.” “I know we all wish that we could finally be done with wearing masks. I get it. But they are a really important tool to stop the spread, especially of the highly transmittable omicron variant,” Biden added. Doocy expressed skepticism about the program, asking “So what’s the point of now sending N95 or KN95 masks out to Americans, if a lot of those masks are just single daily use, like, somebody wears it once? Then what?” “Masks save lives, I think, is the important thing here, and we want...
    LIVERPOOL'S most important star is NOT Mo Salah or Virgil van Dijk, stats have revealed. In fact it is an absent Reds star who is most important to their red-hot form. 2Mo Salah and Virgil Van Dijk are NOT Liverpool's most important playersCredit: EPA Salah and Van Dijk are worth well in excess of £150million are are two of the best players in the world. But in stats revealed by Snack Media, it is actually Thiago who all but guarantees Liverpool win when he plays. Jurgen Klopp's side have started with the Spaniard nine times this campaign and won all of them. But in the six games they've had to play without him since last month, the Merseysiders have won just once. Four of the games have been drawn and they have lost once - a 1-0 defeat at Leicester. Thiago has been out since injuring his hip against Newcastle on December 16. Most read in Premier LeagueTRANSFERS LIVE Rudiger ready to listen to Chelsea OFFER, Erling Haaland latest updatesRED DEVILS NEWS Ronaldo EXCLUSIVE, injury LATEST, Pogba eyed by PSG,...
    MILAN (AP) — Milan fashion houses were charting a path out of the pandemic that included a menswear calendar this month packed with enough live events to entice fashionistas to once again book trans-Atlantic flights. But that was before the omicron surge. Milan Fashion Week previews for Fall-Winter 2022-23 open Friday with significantly fewer physical events than initially planned, and access to those is severely limited by pandemic restrictions as Italy’s virus infection tally hit record highs almost daily. Global powerhouses like Zegna, Fendi, Dolce&Gabbana and Prada will still host live shows, but Milan mainstay Giorgio Armani canceled entirely and other brands scrapped runway shows for digital. The more than 40 planned live events have been reduced by one-quarter, with 16 live runway shows going ahead alongside physical presentations. “The positive thing is that many important brands decided to hold runway shows, and this is a good sign,’’ said Carlo Capasa, the president of the Italian National Fashion Chamber. “Fashion is the second most important industry in Italy. It is important to remember that we must live with...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Sunday’s tragic fire in the Bronx should be a reminder to all of us that a single spark can turn into a life-threatening fire. Whether you live in a second-floor walk-up, a high-rise building or a single-story home, it’s imperative to have an escape plan and review it often with those in your household. While the investigation continues into what happened in the Bronx, the FDNY says it appears the fire started because of a space heater that malfunctioned in a second-floor duplex. CBS2’s Dana Tyler spoke to Lt. James McCarthy, president of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association, about fire prevention and safety.
    A REMOTE town has required all residents to have their appendix removed to live there - and it's for a very important reason. Villas Las Estrellas - one of two civilian settlements on icy Antarctica - may seem like your regular stowaway village until you realise what residents have to do to live there. 1Villas Las Estrellas requires residents to get their appendix removedCredit: AFP Located in Chile's Frei base on King George Island, Villas has around 100 inhabitants at max who are predominately researchers and military personnel. But in order to live in the remote town, dwellers are required to get their appendix removed, according to the BBC. Those on long-term contracts have forced entire families to get their appendix out just to join them on the hideaway settlement. The town consists of a post office, a small school, a bank and other basic facilities. With the nearest hospital some 625 miles away from northernmost tip of the island, having appendicitis...
    BRITNEY Spears' sister Jamie Lynn claimed the "erratic" singer "locked them in a room with a knife" as her "scary behavior spiraled." The 30-year-old tearfully shared the claims in a Nightline interview on Wednesday. 1Jamie Lynn made new shocking claims against BritneyCredit: ABC While talking to Juju Chang, Jamie Lynn was asked why she detailed the moments in her new memoir. She responded: "First off, I think that experiencing my own panic attacks and how sometimes we can feel in those moments is important, but also it's important to remember I was a kid in that moment." While the incidents will definitely be discussed in the memoir, is not yet clear when the alleged incident took place or how old she was.  Most read in EntertainmentSHOCK LOSS Full House star's cause of death ‘may be heart attack or stroke’ after autopsyROCK BOTTOM Wendy 'became inebriated & stripped naked' on set before hospitalizationBEACH BUM Teen Mom Farrah Abraham shows off her new butt fillers on the beach with SophiaKARDASH BACKLASH Khloe Kardashian & Rob face blowback for 'racist' joke about their kids...
    Outgoing Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring on Thursday reversed more than 50 legal opinions issued by predecessors during the Jim Crow and Massive Resistance eras that justified segregation, interracial marriage bans and other racist laws. “Too many of my predecessors used this office to perpetuate injustice,” Herring said at a news conference announcing the action. As a practical matter, the old legal opinions had been rendered moot by civil rights laws and Supreme Court cases outlawing discrimination. But supporters of Herring’s action said it was important to formally renounce those opinions. “Just like Virginia wiped racist, outdated laws off the books in recent years, so too should it wipe away racist, outdated legal opinions that supported and helped to implement those same laws,” said Sen. Mamie Locke, a senior member of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus. Herring said the review going back more than a century was a massive project “but as I saw that my time was coming to an end, I knew it was important for the commonwealth for us to get this across the finish line.” Herring...
    Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, people around the world are excited to travel this year, according to a new survey. On Wednesday, Tripadvisor published its "Travel in 2022" predictions report, based on Tripadvisor’s own search data and surveys conducted in partnership with Ipsos MORI in five global markets including the U.S., the U.K., Singapore, Australia and Japan.  Tripadvisor also compared its 2022 predictions with 2019 and found that planned travel in 2022 exceeds actual travel in 2019.  SKI SEASON 2022: EXPERT TIPS FOR GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TRIP "Despite new variants of COVID-19, consumers across the globe still want to travel and explore," Kanika Soni, Tripadvisor’s chief commercial officer said in a press release. "Travelers are quickly adapting to local public health conditions, with cleanliness and safety remaining important factors in their planning." Tripadvisor recently revealed its travel predictions for 2022, based on surveys and its own search data. (iStock) In its report, Tripadvisor found that 71% of Americans are planning to travel for leisure in 2022, which is up 8% compared to 2019.  THE COOLEST...
    At the end of the 2022 season, Andrew Benindendi will be a free agent, eligible for the jury. According to Matt Schwartz, the outfielder will make about $ 9.3 million official. But which path will Benintendi take? Will he be a member of the Royals at the end of the season? Will he go somewhere else? It all depends on its 2022 season. If he has another season like 2020, he is unlikely to attract much interest throughout the MLB. On the other hand, if he has a season like 2018, the Royals will do anything to retain him. Of the four full seasons in the circuit, Benintendi had three solid seasons, where he maintained an EFWAR of 2.0 and above. In his first season in Kansas City, he released figures similar to his 2019 season. In 134 games, he maintained a .276 batting average, hitting 17 home runs (in the largest park) and stealing eight goals. . He is a complete player, but his main drawback is his instability. Will the Royals still win if he wins?...
    EDEN PRAIRE, Minn. (WCCO) — From groceries to gas, consumer goods prices are the highest they’ve been in 40 years. Here are some tips on how to save your family money. University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management marketing professor George John says when you see drastic markups in goods like cars or household products right now, it’s due to supply chain shortages. READ MORE: Carjackers Target Woman Outside Woodbury Lakes Shopping Center, Police SayOn top of that, consumers are also experiencing record inflation, especially in perishable goods like meat. “Any disruption anywhere spills over,” John said. On Twitter, Jeremy from Burnsville wrote, “we paid $12 for 2 chicken breasts a few days ago. We thought our grocery bill was approximately $40 more than normal” “I think it’s more important than ever to be saving money,” Twin Cities mom blogger Samantha Vilendrer said. Vilendrer lost her jobs in the pandemic. She and her husband have found ways to cut costs for their family of four amid rising prices. “We buy in bulk and that helps,” Vilendrer said. READ MORE: Edina Business...
    by Jeanna Matthews, Clarkson University Have you had the experience of looking at some product online and then seeing ads for it all over your social media feed? Far from coincidence, these instances of eerily accurate advertising provide glimpses into the behind-the-scenes mechanisms that feed an item you search for on Google, “like” on social media or come across while browsing into custom advertising on social media. Those mechanisms are increasingly being used for more nefarious purposes than aggressive advertising. The threat is in how this targeted advertising interacts with today’s extremely divisive political landscape. As a social media researcher, I see how people seeking to radicalize others use targeted advertising to readily move people to extreme views.Advertising to an audience of oneAdvertising is clearly powerful. The right ad campaign can help shape or create demand for a new product or rehabilitate the image of an older product or even of an entire company or brand. Political campaigns use similar strategies to push candidates and ideas, and historically countries have used them to wage propaganda wars. Advertising in mass...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Leave subsidies in place to expand solar Jonathan Lansner’s article of Jan. 9, entitled “Elimination of state solar subsidies a wrong move,” (Page E1) is correct in pointing out that the building of other needed sources of clean power for California will most likely cost far, far more than encouraging rooftop solar as we are doing now, and that big extra cost will once again be billed to all electricity customers. It is far better to leave the subsidies in place that encourage distributing these investment costs among those who can afford and are willing to install rooftop solar now. How best to equitably finance and build the solar electricity that California (and the world) so needs? Leave the solar subsidies in place. They work. John Hollis Berkeley Don’t shed tears for the housing rich Regarding “Lot-split housing requests trickle in” (Page A1, Jan. 10): Nearly 2 in 5 Los Angeles residents own homes worth more than $1 million but earn less than $99,000, according...
    OLD BETHPAGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Electric space heaters, the type that malfunctioned in the Bronx, can be extremely dangerous when not operating carefully, and fire marshals across the region are preaching safety. Prayers are pouring in as leaders urge residents everywhere to learn from the Bronx tragedy. READ MORE: New Yorkers Brave Some Of The Coldest Temperatures In Years; Tips To Stay Safe“I’d ask right now that we have a moment of silence to say our prayers for those who passed in the Bronx fire,” Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman said. At Nassau’s Fire Academy on Wednesday, officials shared important measures for the safe use of space heaters wherever you live. “Do not use these when they’re not attended, when you fall asleep. You don’t want to plug it into an extension cord or power strip … that is at least three to five feet away from anything that would burn,” Nassau County Chief Fire Marshal Michael Uttaro said. The chief fire marshal demonstrated how things go quickly wrong. “Clothing, bedding, sheets, anything like that that comes in contact with...
    KEEPING your children safe at home is one of parents most important concerns.  But safety requirements change as children get older so it’s important to ensure your home is safe at every stage of their growth.  3Kirsty explained that it's important to put the child in their cot on their back and without any loose blanketsCredit: Getty Parent consultant Kirsty Ketley revealed babies and young children are naturally curious so seeing things through the eyes of a child is important.  The qualified Early Years Practitioner, who shares her tips on her website, said in the UK, more than one million children end up in hospital each year due to accidents within the home, with the most at risk being children under 5.  That said, she advised parents to remember there are risks for all age groups, so regular assessments as your child grows are key. Kirsty, who has more than 20 years' experience working with families, said: “I am a qualified Early Years and parent consultant, based in Surrey. Safety is always important.  “It’s important to see things through the...
    YOUR credit score is important when you apply for a credit card, mortgage or loan. Sometimes called a credit rating, the score determines your creditworthiness to lenders. 1Your credit score is important when you apply for a credit card, mortgage or loanCredit: Getty If your score is low, banks may refuse to lend you cash - or you'll be given a worse rate or deal than is advertised. But what's considered a good score and how can you build yours? We explain all you need to know. What is a good credit score? FICO, the most widely known credit scoring system, and its rival VantageScore both use a range of 300-850 points. The higher your credit score is, the better chance you have of getting the best deals. A good FICO score sits between 670 and 739, while 740-799 is considered very good and anything above 800 is excellent, according to its website. Most read in MoneyCASH OUT Massive new ‘$1,657 checks’ to be sent out THIS WEEK in huge cost of living boostCASHING CHECKS New payments worth $1,100 issued...
    IPHONE users are being urged to use a genius Apple feature to protect their privacy. It's called Private Relay, and it's only been available to everyone for a few months. 1Privacy Relay works like a VPN, re-routing and masking your internet trafficCredit: source The iPhone feature protects your online activity from internet providers and other websites. It works like a VPN service to stop companies, such as Facebook or certain retail websites, from tracking you online. Your IP address will be hidden, and any Safari activity will be masked. This is important, especially if you're using a public WiFi that may not be safe. So if you're ever using WiFi in an airport, coffee shop or hotel, you'll definitely want Private Relay turned on. The feature was shared by TikTok tech expert Appledsign. Most read in TechPASS THE PLANET Deformed football shaped planet found in deep space is baffling scientistsTRIPPING OUT Uber just stopped working on MILLIONS of Apple devices – is yours affected?INCOMING! Nasa warns meteorite could hit James Webb Space Telescope weeks after launchWATCH OUT Urgent warning for...
    Forget about his own revealing texts prior to and on Jan. 6, 2021—Sean Hannity thinks the public needs to see House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s. That was what the Fox News host requested of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday, should he become speaker of the House after the 2022 midterms. “Will you pledge to have a real Jan. 6 committee?” Hannity asked. “Will you pledge, that if you become speaker, that you will subpoena Nancy Pelosi, Muriel Bowser… the sergeant-at-arms, and the D.C. police chief? And will you subpoena their texts, phone calls, and emails?” McCarthy demurred, saying only that he had requested that those records be preserved. The California congressman then criticized the legitimacy of the House Jan. 6 committee, whining about how Pelosi had rejected the members he had picked to be on it. “Why did the Democrats… pick and choose which Republicans could be on—disallowing, never before in history, individuals that I selected as minority leader?” a dramatic McCarthy asked as part of a series of questions designed to sow doubt about the committee’s findings. Two...
    VIDEO6:1106:11Legendary investor Paul Tudor Jones breaks down America's most 'just' companiesSquawk Box As companies, consumers and investors put more emphasis on business actions beyond the balance sheet with a focus on environmental, social and governance, hedge fund legend Paul Tudor Jones says the tenets of Milton Friedman's classic philosophy of shareholder capitalism are long gone. "The problem with what Milton Friedman said, that the only business purpose for a company is to generate a profit, is that if that's your only motive, it creates the ability to be amoral in your decisions," Jones said on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Tuesday morning. Jones, who co-founded the ESG investing research firm Just Capital that annually ranks the top companies in the U.S. stock market on ESG metrics, pointed to the actions of Purdue Pharma, saying that "their only business purpose was to make a profit and then the consequence of that was an opioid crisis that killed 400,000 Americans." "You cannot distinguish between a business purpose without bringing in ethics and morality and the social consequences of your actions," Jones said. "You...
    Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” that if the Republican Party was going to have any future, it could not be the “anti-truth cult” of the former President Donald Trump. Mitchell said, “We’re hearing something very different from another Republican, Republican Senator Mike Rounds, saying that his party should tell the truth about the 2020 election after he was attacked by former President Trump in recent days. take a listen to Senator Rounds’ comments.” Rounds said, “I think as Republicans we owe it to tell the truth. And I think integrity matters. And so, in my opinion, if we want to keep the confidence of our supporters and our voters, then we have to be honest with them.” Schiff said, “Well, he’s absolutely right. The truth matters, integrity matters. If the Republican Party is going to have any future it has to get back to being a party of ideas and ideology and not this anti-truth cult of the former president. So I think he’s spot-on, and I think it will also not only be...
    Los Angeles Police Department officers pulled a crashed pilot to safety just moments before a train collided with his plane on the tracks. LAPD Foothill Division cop Robert Sherock revisited the close call on "Fox & Friends First" Tuesday and explained that all he cared about in the moment was the pilot’s safety. "I was just really worried about the pilot and what was going to happen to him if we didn’t get him out," he said. "And as the train got closer, I got more and more worried about him. Only afterwards thinking about it, you know, maybe I should’ve worried about myself too, but that’s just not something that we thought about." LAPD OFFICERS PULL PILOT FROM PLANE SECONDS BEFORE TRAIN CRASH IN DRAMATIC VIDEO Sherock recalled knowing how close the train was approaching as he and his fellow officers struggled to free the pilot from the downed plane. Video"My partner said he heard the desperation in my voice saying, ‘we got to get him out,’" he said. "And then we just grabbed on and pulled as...
    Getty Images Jaylen Brown talks with Jayson Tatum of the Celtics during the second half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden For Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics, Monday night’s 101-98 overtime win at TD Garden — where Tatum committed eight of the Celtics’ whopping 20 turnovers while shooting at an under 40% clip over a shorthanded Indiana Pacers squad — wasn’t pretty. However, in lieu of blowing another double-digit lead while turning in what would have been the Celtics’ third loss in four tries, Boston prevailed. The latest Celtics news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Celtics newsletter here! Join Heavy on Celtics! Celtics All-Star Jaylen Brown netted a game-high 26 points on 11 of 26 attempts, including 3 of 6 from behind the 3-point arc. He also grabbed a team-high 15 rebounds and dished six assists.Tatum, Jaylen Brown Lead Celtics in Overtime WinDespite the fact, the Pacers played without at least four of their rotation players, including Caris LeVert (COVID protocols), Malcolm Brogdon (Achillies), and Chris Duarte, the Celtics...
    Getty Memphis Depay in action for Barcelona against Valencia. Barcelona coach Xavi has sent a clear message to Dutch forward Memphis Depay ahead of his team’s Spanish Super Cup semi-final clash against Real Madrid in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, January 12. Xavi was asked what Depay’s role at the club currently is, following the return to fitness of forwards Ansu Fati and Ousmane Dembele and with Ferran Torres having signed from Manchester City. The Barcelona boss told reporters that Depay, like all of his players, was not guaranteed a spot in his starting XI and must work hard to prove he deserves to play, as reported by Mundo Deportivo. “[His role is] the same as everyone. Those who earn merit will play here, there is a lot of competition. This is Barça. Luckily we have began to recover players and there is competition for everyone. It is all about meritocracy and whoever wins it will play. Whoever is best will play regardless of the name.” Competition for places in the Barcelona attack is fierce now players have returned...
    The year 2021 saw a number of important victories for animals in court.  Since it’s impossible to name them all, here are my top 5: plus two honorable mentions. The Honorable Mentions: 1. Miyoko’s Can Say Plant-Based Butter Everyone loves Miyoko’s plant-based dairy products—and her Farm Sanctuary. And after a recent win in court, Miyoko’s can continue using terms like “butter” and “dairy” on product marketing and labeling.  According to the court’s ruling, phrases like “plant-based butter” and “vegan butter” will not trick consumers into thinking that these products come from cows. Labeling fights are important fights for vegan companies.  Using words like “butter” on vegan products is important to convey the taste and function of these products.   Imagine, for example, how you would describe a vegan tuna-fish replacement without using words like “tuna” or “fish”?  It’s nearly impossible.  That’s why plant-based companies have been fighting so hard for freedom to label their products with accurate and descriptive terms. Miyoko’s victory is an important step towards labeling freedom and increased success for vegan products in the market.  And if...
    Dear Amy: My 18-year-old granddaughter is going to live with us after her high school graduation. Amy Dickinson  She is coming to stay with us to work for a year and establish residency in our state, which is awash in good quality public universities. We are excited to have her come live with us. I want the experience to be positive, but I know clear expectations are important. She has spent time with us each summer, so we know each other fairly well. My husband and I drew up a list of things that we expected from her: getting a job, taking care of her bedroom and bathroom, learning to drive and to use public transportation, no male overnight guests, house-sitting when we take short trips — things like that. Related Articles Ask Amy: Aunt’s Christmas Eve dinner is now a topic in our family therapy Ask Amy: This person’s gender identity suppresses our conversation Ask Amy: I’m dreading the wedding — but I’ve come up with a plan Ask Amy: I...
    Monday on FNC’s “Your World,” former CIA Director and White House chief of staff Leon Panetta proposed the United States should retaliate against Russian aggression by using cyber warfare. Cavuto asked Panetta that given Russia was one of the most sanctioned countries in the world, if there was anything else the United States could do. “I think the United States and our allies can actually take some pretty strong steps against Russia,” he said. “I mean, one is sanctions, which is to cut them off from the international banking system, I think using cyber to go after their infrastructure, go after their electric grid, go after their pipelines, and weaken their economy. I think, in addition to that, it’s important that we move, as we are, moving up additional forces in NATO to move up towards Russia, and indicate that we are going to take a strong stand with regard — with regards to any other aggression by Russia.” “And, lastly, we’re providing defensive weapons to the Ukraine, which is important, providing them with Javelin missiles, with machine guns with...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — This cold weather is good for some things, like making ice for fishing. But as WCCO found out, this year – it’s complicated. While the temps are low enough for ice-making, the conditions aren’t as nice as they might seem. READ MORE: Missing Show Dog Found 'Very Cold And Hungry' 2 Days After Being Stolen In VanJeff Heinrichs owns Ice Fishing Warriors, an icefishing cabin rental service on Lake Minnetonka. “It is very deceiving, a lot of people will come out and think they can just drive wherever they want and they should be checking the ice wherever they go,” he said. RELATED: The Importance Of Checking Lake Ice READ MORE: Tips To Make Sure Your Space Heater Doesn't Start A FireHe blames the lack of ice on the abundance of snow. “It’s insulating and so that cold air is trying to get through that snow,” he said. Heinrichs measured one snow-covered part of ice on Lake Minnetonka at 10 inches. Just feet away, in the area where the snow was plowed, the...
    THE Internal Revenue Service has warned Americans not to dispose of a letter being sent out residents later this month. Millions of taxpayers are set to automatically receive the envelopes in the coming days. 1The IRS is sending out important stimulus check envelopes They will be marked as "important tax document" or "third economic payment", according to reports. The 6475 letter is for those who received a third stimulus check last year. It will also help those who may not have yet received money they are owed. 'DO NOT THROW THEM AWAY' In a statement the IRS said: "Using the information in these letters when preparing a tax return can reduce errors and delays in processing. "People receiving these letters should keep them. Do not throw them away. "These letters can help taxpayers, or their tax professional prepare their 2021 federal tax return." Most read in MoneyMORE MONEY IRS sending new ‘$3.6K stimulus’ check payments as direct 2021 boosts endHELPING HAND Emergency extra $1,504 benefits will be automatically deposited this weekCHECK AGAIN Automatic new $5,200...
    Looking to jump into the world of fly fishing? Setting yourself up as a new fly fisherman is no small task, it’s an equipment intensive hobby that requires purchasing some new gear as well as a lot of dedication and willingness to learn. If you’re totally new to the sport or if you’ve never owned your own gear and want to get started for real, purchasing a fly fishing starter kit is a great affordable way to dive in! Starter kits provide you with a fly fishing rod and reel with line already spooled. All you need is some flies and a pair of waders and you’re ready to hit the water. Considering the enormous spectrum for the cost of rods, reels and fly lines, starting out with a complete fly fishing outfit is one way to get a lot of bang for your buck. Beginners to fly fishing should be focusing on improving their casting, line management and knot tying. Catching fish will come sooner than later, but it’s important for aspiring fly fishermen to learn the dynamics of...
    MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (WCCO) — As many kids have been home more than usual this winter from daycare or school exposures, parents are trying to keep their kids busy and healthy this winter. St. Paul residents Allie Carlson-Stehlin says her family has gotten creative with every toy and art project over the last week. READ MORE: Cold Weather, COVID Cause Minneapolis Schools To Move To Distance Learning Monday“It’s really hard to see those really cold temperatures because it just means we’re stuck in our house,” Carlson-Stehlin said. She’s not comfortable bringing her toddler and baby to many indoor public places during the Omicron surge. Her kids are too young to be vaccinated. “We really rely on those warmer days, like yesterday was wonderful. I got my toddler out for a walk to see all the neighborhood snow men that he loves to visit [laughs]!” Carlson-Stehlin said. “We really rely on that to get them out of the house, get their energy out, have them sleep better,” she said. At Minisota Play Cafe in Maple Grove, kids are getting out of...
    Getty The Lions players gather after a game-sealing interception in 2022. The Detroit Lions managed to finish the 2021-22 season in sterling fashion, drilling the Green Bay Packers 37-30 to put the capper on a 3-13-1 season. While there might not be any blue ribbons given out for such a finish to the year, the Lions built some major momentum for next year with the win. Many folks will be trashing the win because Detroit missed out on the top pick, but for once, that didn’t matter in this scenario. The latest Lions news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Lions newsletter here! Join Heavy on Lions! At this point, the Lions needed a big win for the future more than they needed another top pick. This year, there is not a can’t-miss quarterback nor is there a bonafide playmaker to worry about missing on. For all the hand-wringing over potentially losing either Aidan Hutchinson or Kayvon Thibodeaux, the Lions might have their choice of either player depending on how things go with the...
    Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) argued on Sunday that the base of the Republican party has turned into an “angry, fearful victimized group of people” and that former President Donald Trump is “a symptom” of years of past leadership and “profit-driven radio shows.” Kinzinger said that immediately after Jan. 6, Trump was not viewed as the future of the GOP, noting that among his caucus “there was a lot of silence, a lot of discussion [about] where do we go from here?” However, Kinzinger said, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) meeting with the former president weeks at the end of January “resurrected Donald Trump back to life.” “That was an intentional meeting,” Kinzinger said. “That took…the paddles that you see on TV shows and resurrected Donald Trump back to life.” “I think when history looks back, it will be Kevin’s meeting with Donald Trump which actually made him as immediate of a force as it was,” he added. “He may have come back, but I think that was a very important meeting.” Host Chuck Todd then asked: “Did Donald Trump reveal what the Republican...
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that Republicans across the county are continuing “what they did on January 6, which is to undermine our democracy” with voting legislation. Partial transcript as follows: MARGARET BRENNAN: Well, the-the White House is putting its shoulder behind this push for voting rights and election law versus Build Back Better in the coming days, at least. I want to ask you when you look around the country, there are many states that are changing their own election laws, and it could increase the chance for partisan interference when it comes to certifying an election outcome. Have you thought about that scenario for these midterm races? Would you commit to seating an elected person if- if their election is not certified in the state that they are elected out of? I mean, regardless of the outcome, will you seat them? PELOSI: Well, first, let’s get the bill passed. I think that the order of things is very appropriate. There’s nothing more important for us to do than protect...