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    A&E's highly anticipated 10-part docuseries, Secrets of Playboy season one premieres on January 24, 2022, at 9 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. C on the cable network. Fortunately, if you've cut the cord, there are still plenty of ways to watch the documentary (and in some cases, for free). The docuseries features a variety of commentary led by former Playboy mansion employees, Playmates, and even Hugh Hefner's former girlfriends Sondra Theodore and Holly Madison, alleging that the late Playboy tycoon both encouraged and participated in gross misconduct (illicit drug use, rape, prostitution) at the iconic Playboy mansion during his reign. If you have a cable login, you can watch the series premiere live on A&E.com or the A&E app. If you're a cord-cutter, you can watch Secrets of Playboy on both Sling TV and Philo for free (with a 7-day trial). Watch 'Secrets of Playboy' on Sling TV
    Illinois (WLS) -- The official tax season kicked off Monday and the I-Team is finding out what you need to know to avoid tax filing problems and confusion.Start saving all of those documents you're getting in the mail and email, in a folder even though you can start filing now, some people may have to wait a bit.SEE ALSO | Tax Refund 2021: Tips on how to avoid delays as pandemic continues to impact IRSSome taxpayers need to be on the lookout for two letters being sent out later this month from the IRS. One is for those who recieved Advance Child Tax Credits. The other is for those who qualified for a 2021 Economic Stimulus payment."That was basically $1,400 per person, including dependents, that was well received, it's not considered taxable income," CPA and tax expert Raymond A. Miller told the I-Team, "And you kind of get the best of both worlds because if you received an amount that was too little, the extra amount you can claim as a rebate on the tax return for 2021. But if...
    A WORDLE bot using a cheat-code to predict the next day's word is revealing them on Twitter, users warn. A Wordle fan reverse-engineered the game to predict the next word of the day, now a Twitter bot is using the cheat to ruin the game for others. 2A bot on Twitter is ruining the game Wordle for users. Wordle, a free online game that gives users six chances to guess a five-letter word, has quickly become one of the hottest topics online, taking over Twitter feeds. The game was created by Josh Wardle, a programmer, back in October 2021.  In four short months, the browser game has become so popular that it prompted software engineer Robert Reiche to reverse-engineer it to find out the word of the day. Basically, Reichel uncovered that the word of the day is 'embedded client-side,' which means the word of the day can be accessed on the game's website. However, after reworking the cheat code, Reichel was able to figure out what Wordle's next day word was, even before it went live. Now it...
    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...
    BOSTON (CBS) – The 2022 tax season began January 24, and taxpayers have been warned it’s going to be another bumpy ride. The IRS is still working on a backlog of more than 6 million returns. “There [are] just truckloads of paper out there that has not been processed,” Hingham CPA Tim McClellan told WBZ-TV. That’s why McClellan’s number one piece of advice for taxpayers is avoid filing a paper tax return. “Paper is the IRS’s kryptonite,” he said, quoting a release from the taxpayer advocate. Electronic returns are processed by computers and if no mistakes are found, the refund can be sent out. If any errors are detected, it will need to be reviewed by an IRS employee, which means delays. “You want to have something that flows through electronically and smoothly. You don’t want to have any human intervention to get your return,” McClellan said. If you received child tax credit payments, be on the lookout for the 6419 letter from the IRS. If you file without it, it could mean more delays. There is some good news...
    AMERICANS can now start filing their taxes - but you’ll want to keep various tips in mind so you’re best prepared. While tax filing season opens today, the Treasury Department is warning that more refund delays could happen in 2022. 1CPA Ahad Ali shares his best tips with The Sun This is because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and an underfunded IRS. In 2021, Americans received on average $2,775 in tax refunds, an 11% increase from the previous year, according to the Internal Revenue Service. We spoke with certified public cccountant (CPA) Ahad Ali, who is the founder of Ahad&Co. He shared some of his best tips on how to best prepare ahead of filing your tax return – from what to do to the mistakes to avoid.  Do’s 1. Get documents Starting with the do’s for this tax season, the best way you can keep yourself organized is by having all your key documents around. This includes your W-2 form, which contains key information about taxes and your income with your employer and documents if you traded stocks. Most read in MoneyCASH CLAIM Automatic $1,400 payments can...
    FANS LOVE hearing insider stories about their favorite celebrities – and now they have some more to relish. A former waiter revealed his supposed celebrity interactions at work and shared what he thought of each person. 3A man who claimed to be a former waiter shared what he thought about his celebrity encountersCredit: TikTok/Getty Images 3He said he made Lisa Kudrow laugh, and his followers were amazed by the storyCredit: TikTok/Getty Images “In honor of quitting my serving job, here’s some stories of celebrities I’ve waited on in the past,” the former waiter stated in a video shared to his popular TikTok page, @ulyandernesto.  His first story was a witty, yet silly conversation he claimed he had with Friends actress Lisa Kudrow. “I walked up to her table and I was like: ‘Can I get you started with any beverages?’ and she was like: ‘I’ll take a valium,’” he recalled. “And without missing a beat I was like: ‘Oh I’m so sorry, we ran out of those.’ “‘It’s been a very popular item.’” He added that she chuckled and then...
    Today, social and sports media are abuzz with topics such as the three last-second field goals in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs, the futures of Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, Ryan Tannehill’s season-ending interception, the Packers’ woes on special teams, Andy Reid’s boneheaded play-calling, questions about whether Josh Allen is actually human, and Patrick Mahomes’ 13-second heroics. Yet even with all these juicy issues, the NFL’s overtime rules are still the lead story. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabriel Davis (13) celebrates with teammate Stefon Diggs (14) after catching a 19-yard touchdown pass during the second half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga) The Chiefs defeated the Bills in overtime after winning the coin toss. Because Kansas City scored a touchdown on the first drive, Buffalo never touched the ball in OT. Remember, the Chiefs had not stopped Josh Allen for nearly 30 straight minutes of regulation. So had the Bills won...
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on February 5, 2018 in New York City.Getty Images It's a sea of red in the stock market on Monday, and there are several factors that are dragging stocks down in January. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell as much as 1,000 points on Monday. The S&P 500 is off by more than 1%, with only a few of companies in the entire index trading in the green. The Dow and S&P 500 are now on pace for their worst month since March 2020, when the market fell into turmoil amid the pandemic.Loading chart... The Nasdaq Composite is down 0.9% on Monday. And maybe most notably, the S&P 500 — off 8.8% this month — is headed for its worst January ever. This is unusual as the stock market typically starts the year on strong footing as investors put money to work in stocks.What's behind the sell-off?Though some areas of the market considered more expensive or speculative began to struggle in November, the broader market took a...
    US President Joe Biden speaks about the September jobs report from the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, DC, on October 8, 2021.Olivier Douliery | AFP | Getty Images The U.S. government has sent an unprecedented amount of aid to Americans amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet the latest efforts to deploy more financial help through the Build Back Better bill have stalled in President Joe Biden last week said Congress may still be able to pass parts of the social and climate policies proposed in the package. One key reason the bill has hit a road block is the opposition of Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, who has split with his party on many of the key proposals in the package. Democrats were hoping to pass the bill through reconciliation, which would require all Democrats in the Senate to support it. However, after Congress approved about $4.5 trillion in total aid spending to help curb the effects of the pandemic, there is another reason more aid is not an urgent priority: the U.S....
    SAN FRANCISCO -- You get a loan and pay it back. How much, how quickly and how responsibly determines your credit score, but without a score it is tough to get that first loan."A lot of people are shut out of the credit system," says Ted Rossman of Bankrate.com, "There are 53 million people, according to FICO, that do not even have a credit score. A lot of those people can be scored if we give them credit for rent, streaming cell phones and so on."Most of us have subscriptions that we pay monthly, just like we would a small loan, but those cell phone bills and streaming service payments aren't tracked by traditional credit reporting services.But that is changing. Companies are now willing to track your subscription payments, rent and cell phone bills.There are new credit reporting companies like Perch and longtime players launching new initiatives, like UltraFICO and Experian Boost.RELATED: 5 tax changes that can boost your refund this yearIf you sign up and request it, these companies will keep track of those monthly payments."I actually really like...
    People walk through the North American Bitcoin Conference held at the James L Knight Center on January 18, 2022 in Miami, Florida.Joe Raedle | Getty Images Bitcoin has had a difficult start to 2022. The top cryptocurrency fell below the $33,000 mark on Monday to its lowest point since July, before regaining some losses later in the day. Still, the digital asset is down about 22% year to date, and roughly 40% below its all-time high hit in November. That means that an investor who had put $1,000 in bitcoin at the start of the year would have about $780 in their account right now after just a few weeks of holding the volatile asset. While such drops can be scary, they also offer a chance for people to review their financial plans and buy more cryptocurrency if it makes sense for them, said Tyrone Ross, CEO of Onramp Invest, a crypto-asset platform for financial advisors and firms. "When something goes on sale and you like it, you should buy it," he said. More from Invest in You:Companies raise perks...
    Experts who praised the president's first year in office say the post-pandemic economic recovery and U.S. foreign relations, among other things, hinge on what he does next. President Joe Biden notched a number of accomplishments in his first year in office, despite being met with several legislative setbacks and rule blockades. Among policy experts, the reviews are in. While numerous think tanks have hailed Biden's successes in passing a landmark stimulus bill, lowering unemployment, growing the economy, and revitalizing alliances with European nations, they have also highlighted a number of additional challenges they hope the president will meet head on before his term is up. While Biden added a record number of jobs and restored the economy to its pre-pandemic position, researchers at the left-leaning Center for American Progress have cautioned that the economy could still suffer moving forward, unless Biden is able to pass some or all of his landmark Build Back Better bill, which calls for billions in spending to combat climate change, increase education opportunities, and eradicate child...
     Christina Aguilera is celebrating the newfound freedom of former Mickey Mouse Club co-star Britney Spears just months after an awkward red carpet snub. “It’s a subject that I definitely want to be careful of because I never want to speak out of turn about somebody that I have so much respect and admiration for. But I’m so happy,” Aguilera said of Spears in a recent interview with radio host Enrique Santos. “I will just say what I do feel comfortable in saying, as I’ve said before, that I’ve stated couldn’t be happier for her. Every woman deserves to feel empowered and to own that for themselves, however, they see fit.” The comments come after Aguilera and her publicist dodged a question about Spears shortly following the end of her 13-year conservatorship. Spears hit back at Aguilera after the incident, calling her out for “refusing to speak” about the topic despite knowing “the truth.” Britney Spears calls out Christina Aguilera for walking away from a question about her conservatorship ending. pic.twitter.com/Lib6FcE4iC — Pop Crave (@PopCrave) November 20, 2021 Despite Spears’ public...
    A FASHION Nova employee shared shocking secrets about working in the "messy" warehouses that have jokingly been compared to Squid Games on social media. A TikTok user shared her experience as a Fashion Nova warehouse employee in a "behind the scenes" video records from inside the facility. 4A Fashion Nova warehouse worker shared a 'behind the scenes' of a day of work at the fashion company's facilityCredit: TikTok/torietrades 4TikToker Torie explained to her followers how items and open boxes are typically scattered on the floorCredit: TikTok/torietrades 4In the video, Torie's coworkers are seen doing mandatory stretching before their shift starts because the job strains their legsCredit: TikTok/torietrades "Yoo it sucks working here at Fashion Nova. Yall don't even know the half," Torie, as she's named on her TikTok profile, captioned her post. As an ordinary employee, Torie clocks in then enters the warehouse to begin her day at work. However, the day takes a twisted turn as a loud, drilling alarm signals to workers that it's time to get to work. The video then shows Torie's coworkers doing mandatory stretching before getting to...
    FatCamera | E+ | Getty Images Sometimes, retirement doesn't end up sticking. If the workforce is luring you back after you retired and you're already on Medicare, you may be able to choose whether to drop your coverage in favor of an employer health plan and then re-enroll down the road. However, there are a lot of rules and deadlines to know if you go this route. For starters, the size of the employer offering the health plan matters. While workers at companies with fewer than 20 employees generally need to be enrolled in Medicare once they reach age 65 to avoid paying extra later, people at larger companies may have choices. More from Personal Finance:Here's how the pandemic has changed tippingRetirees should keep this much cash, advisors sayHow to ease sting of inflation at the supermarket Basic Medicare consists of Part A (hospital coverage) and Part B (outpatient care). Some beneficiaries pair that with a standalone Part D prescription drug plan and a Medigap policy (which covers some costs that come with basic Medicare). Others choose to get their...
    Raffi Garabedian, then the CTO of First Solar, speaks during the National Clean Energy Summit in 2017.Isaac Brekken | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Raffi Garabedian spent a dozen years developing solar panel technology at First Solar, a photovoltaics company that currently has a market value around $8 billion. The technologist then went on to co-found a clean hydrogen start-up Electric Hydrogen, which he's currently building out as its CEO. Garabedian's career path may seem surprising. While solar power is almost universally accepted as a clean energy source, hydrogen production is often perceived as a shady corner of the climate space where oil and gas companies are using smoke and mirrors to invent a reason to keep their own infrastructure relevant. But Garabedian knows all that. He also knows that not all hydrogen is created in the same way. And hydrogen is absolutely essential to life on earth and has tremendous potential to be a linchpin in critical business sectors that will otherwise be hard to decarbonize. A decade ago, the solar industry was "an arms race" to develop...
    luza studios | E+ | Getty Images Private health insurers are rolling their procedures for people to get their at-home Covid tests at little to no charge. The Biden administration announced the policy toward the end of last year ordering insurers to reimburse those they cover for the tests, and additional guidance was put out this month. In addition, free tests are now available by mail to millions of Americans, regardless of their insurance status. The program for those who are privately insured will allow for up to eight tests a month per person, and the tests should be accessible at local pharmacies and online. But each plan has its own quirks. Here's what you need to know.Do all insurance plans have to cover the tests?The answer is no. The 150 million Americans who have private health insurance are eligible. That includes people insured by their employer, as well as those who've bought a plan on the Affordable Care Act's marketplace, said Lindsey Dawson, a policy expert at the Kaiser Family Foundation. Those covered through Medicare will not be reimbursed...
    Getty Images Tax season is officially here. And those who collected unemployment benefits in 2021 may be in for an unwelcome surprise. While a federal tax break on jobless benefits was available during last year's tax season, the same isn't true this year. Since unemployment benefits count as taxable income, recipients who didn't have tax withheld from their unemployment payments (or didn't have enough withheld) in 2021 may owe money to the IRS or get a smaller-than-expected tax refund. The American Rescue Plan Act, a pandemic relief law, waived federal tax on up to $10,200 of unemployment benefits per person collected in 2020, a year in which the unemployment rate spiked to levels unseen since the Great Depression. Households qualified for the federal waiver if their income (minus benefits) was under $150,000. More from Personal Finance:How to get a faster tax refund3 things to know about unemployment claimsHow IRS transcripts can help this tax season However, Congress hasn't approved a similar tax break for 2021 benefits — which may surprise taxpayers when they file their income tax returns. Tax season...
    AMAZON is hosting a massive sale on Apple's audio products including several AirPods models -- here's how to get yours. Apple audio products are on sale on Amazon right now and the deals are too good to pass up. 2Amazon is hosting a sale of Apple audio products The sale includes both AirPods Max and AirPods Pro The best deal, though, seems to be for the second-generation AirPods, which are being sold at a 37 percent discount for just $99.99. The deal is considered to be the best since Black Friday. Second-gen AirPods might not be the latest out, but they still offer great quality audio The product also comes equipped with good battery life -- up to five hours and some additional charges from the case. Apple Second-Gen AirPods at Amazon for $99.99 – buy here Most read in News TechCLOSE APPROACH Asteroid twice the size of Statue of Liberty heading towards Earth todayCOMING SOON Samsung Galaxy S22 could be a major iPhone rival – here's all the latest leaksWHAT'S UP Three clever WhatsApp tricks...
    A FABLED "Planet Nine" may be lurking in the outer reaches of our Solar System – and Nasa is on a mission to hunt it down. The distant world is thought to be up to ten times the mass of Earth and orbits just out of reach of our telescopes. 1Scientists believe a fabled 'Planet Nine' may be lurking on the edge of the Solar SystemCredit: Getty The object was proposed to explain the unusual orbits of objects at the edge of our star system. However, it has never been directly observed and remains a topic of controversy among astronomers, many of whom believe that it does not exist. What is Planet Nine? Planet Nine, also referred to as "Planet X", is a hypothesised world that some astronomers believe is circling the sun on a 10,000-year orbit. Believed to be up to three times the size of Earth, it was first proposed to explain the paths of distant chunks of ice and space rock. Objects beyond Neptune have weird orbits, suggesting that a large planet is influencing their motion with...
    Disney's latest film Fresh has been panned by critics who were stunned by the film's unexpectedly gory plot - a serial killer cannibal whisking away a victim to carve her up and sell her body parts to rich people to eat.   The movie premiered virtually through the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday and will become available to stream on Hulu, which is owned by Disney, on March 4. The film was produced by Legendary and was picked up by Searchlight, one of Disney's subsidiaries.  While some critics are embracing it as an edgy new take on the likes of American Pyscho, others say it's downright 'disgusting' and gratuitously gory.  Some are stunned by Disney departure from family friendly content to an R-rated, blood-and-guts thriller.  The film stars Daisy Edgar-Jones, who played Marianne in the miniseries Normal People, and Sebastian Stan of Captain America.  Fresh stars Daisy Edgar-Jones, who played Marianne in the miniseries Normal People, and Sebastian Stan of Captain America. He is a handsome neurosurgeon who seduces women then takes them to his country house to be cut up and eaten ...
    Hannah Kohr made a career change after quitting her job during the "Great Resignation."Courtesy: Hannah Kohr Hannah Kohr started reassessing her career as a library assistant shortly after the Covid-19 pandemic hit. She had spent the majority of her time at the Cleveland Public Library helping families with basic needs such as food, housing and health care. Yet the 32-year-old felt technology was one of the greatest hindrances for them to access what they needed. So in March 2021, Kohr decided to walk away and enroll in Tech Elevator's boot camp. She graduated last summer and now works as a product owner for a wellness company. She helps design and build a product geared towards supporting people's health and health outcomes, she said. "The stress of the work that I'm doing is much less and I am much more highly compensated for the work that I do," Kohr said. In fact, she has more than doubled her salary — she's now making $75,000 a year compared to $30,000 at her job at the library. More from Invest in You:Companies raise...
    There’s no denying that Americans love their peanut butter.  The U.S. turned to peanut butter as a meal staple during the height of World War I and hasn’t turned its back on the spread since then. In honor of National Peanut Butter Day, Fox News Digital takes a look at the groundnut through a historical lens. Peanut butter caught the attention of creative home chefs who made the effort to conserve other essential food groups during the 1910s, according to Lora Vogt – curator of education and interpretation at the National WWI Museum & Memorial. THIS 100-YEAR-OLD DOUGHNUT RECIPE DATES BACK TO WORLD WAR I    next Image 1 of 7 The U.S. federal government encouraged Americans to conserve meat, cheese and bread during World War I for troops and allies. (National WWI Museum & Memorial) prev next Image 2 of 7 The U.S. federal government encouraged Americans to conserve meat, cheese and bread during World War I for troops and allies. (National WWI Museum & Memorial) prev next Image 3...
    NEW beauty brand BYOMA has arrived in the UK and it's here to shake up our skincare. An alternative to super-potent formulas currently on the market, BYOMA is designed to give you your best skin yet. 2Byoma is full free skincare that looks to help repair your skin from the inside outCredit: BYOMA Available to shop now from Cult Beauty, the new skincare line is super to be a hit with shoppers. Shop BYOMA - buy here Priced from £9.99, the affordable range is available exclusively at Cult Beauty. At it's core, Byoma is "barrier-boosting skincare that is driven by science, powered by actives for the ultimate skin compatible solution. The science packed skincare also helps to simply your skincare routine, with effective formulations. It does this by putting the formula first, radically displaying all ingredients and what they do, focusing on skin barrier boosting technology; all whilst being affordable, and accessible. Marc Elrick, BYOMA Brand Founder said “We set out to offer an alternative to super potent, single ingredient...
    Democrats must take action against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for flouting judicial ethics as his wife pushes extremist Republican politics. "In a sane world, Jane Mayer’s excellent piece on Ginni Thomas in The New Yorker would set off a series of events that would lead to her husband Clarence Thomas’s impeachment and removal from the Supreme Court. Ginni is involved with numerous far-right organizations and schemes that take very public positions on Court decisions across a range of social and political issues, such as last week’s 8-1 holding that Donald Trump could not block the release of documents related to the January 6 insurrection," New Republic editor Michael Tomasky wrote. "Thomas was the lone dissenter in that case. His wife sat on the advisory board of a group that sent busloads of insurrectionists to Washington that day. In addition to that, she cheered the insurrection on Facebook." Tomasky argued that the corruption had been going on for decades. "They’ve been doing this for years. This first came up back in 2000, in a case Mayer doesn’t even go into,...
    Cabania | iStock | Getty Images Plus You can start filing individual income tax returns on Jan. 24, but there may be refund delays as the IRS combats a backlog and limited staffing, according to Treasury officials.  However, there may be ways to get your money faster, financial experts say. Although refunds are typically sent within 21 days, many filers waited longer last year, and the IRS still hadn't processed millions of submitted individual returns at the end of December. More from Personal Finance:Don't overlook what happens to these assets when you dieCaring for aging relatives? How to get a tax breakYour required 401(k) and IRA withdrawals are changing "Those numbers are just alarming," said certified financial planner Larry Harris, director of tax services at Parsec Financial in Asheville, North Carolina. While electronic filing with direct deposit is a perennial tip, here are some other ways to speed up your 2021 refund, according to tax experts.Check your return for errorsOne of the easiest ways to avoid refund delays is double-checking your return, experts say. "Half of the problems are from...
    LATERAL flow tests are an easy and quick way to find out if you've got Covid-19. Taking tests prevents others becoming infected and will help keep us safe as measures such as working from home are curbed. 1Lateral flow tests have become a way of life for everyone during the pandemic - but there could be cases when you have a false positive testCredit: Rick Findler / Story Picture Agency While the last thing you want to show up on the test are those two little lines, experts say this might actually happen if you take the test wrong. It's important that when you take a lateral flow test you always read the instructions that come with it. You might think you're a pro at taking the test due to swabbing on a regular basis - but guidance can be different in different packs as some are made by different manufacturers. One GP outlined the best way to avoid a false positive on a lateral flow test. Dr Ursula Mason explained how factors such as eating or drinking before...
    AS your due date approaches a mix of emotions can wash over you and despite all your planning it's sometimes hard not to feel unprepared - especially if it's your first. While you're excited to meet your little one there are so many unknowns - what should you pack? What's the delivery room etiquette? Is there anything you've forgotten or not thought about? 4Midwives help thousands of women deliver their babies, and are there for support and guidance [stock image]Credit: Alamy Well, worry no more - help is at hand. Independent Consulting Midwife & Co-Founder of Mummy’s Organics Odette Abououf has over 20 years of experience, has delivered over 1,200 babies, and is a mum-of-four. Here, she shares her top tips for delivery, and what to avoid... Pregnancy prep Prep begins before way before you even step into the delivery ward, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming, promise! Odette says: "Nine months of pregnancy gives women plenty of time to plan for the birth of their baby.  Most read in LifestyleHOME AGAIN Queen 'to stay...
    FOR Sophie Mitchell, being known as ‘the big one’ among her friendship group was something she’d grown used to. Her weight had yoyo-ed from the age of 16 and, at her heaviest, she was tipping the scales at almost 17st. 5Sophie Mitchell's weight had been up and down since she was just 16-years-old and continued to creep upCredit: WW/Sophie Mitchell 5She was known as the 'bigger one' in her friendship group and it was something she had grown used to. She is pictured above with her parentsCredit: WW/Sophie Mitchell 5Sophie lost a whopping 5st after she had a health scare and was told she would have to take medication at just the age of 24Credit: WW/Sophie Mitchell It was only when she went to see her GP for a regular check-up that Sophie, 27, realised she needed to do something about her weight. The insurance adviser, from Huddersfield, West Yorks, was warned that her blood pressure was so high she would have to be put on medication to control it. “I was only 24,” she told The Sun. “That was...
    EXPERTS predict that Samsung's Galaxy S22 could rival the iPhone as rumors of its expected features continue to swirl. Even though Samsung has not confirmed a launch date, the coveted device is believed to be dropping in the earlier half of February. 2A 'leaked' image of the Samsung Galaxy S22 dropped in December. Rumors of Samsung's newest phone have been circulating the web for several months now. In Mid-December, the world even received a 'leaked image' of the mysterious device that experts suspected might be the real thing. Still, with several leaked pages claiming they have the 411 on the device, it can be hard to know just what to expect. That being said, we've rounded up the latest leaks and rumors to help you navigate this influx of information. Varying sizes One longstanding leaker shared photos of three screen protectors for the Galaxy S22 on Twitter. Most read in News TechWHAT'S UP Three clever WhatsApp tricks every user should knowFLOAT YOUR BOAT Mind-blowing superyacht with its own WATERFALL and pool aquarium revealedDOWN AND OUT Is this Instagram's...
    Another season, another disappointing end for Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. After Green Bay’s 13-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday night in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs, Rodgers said that he would take his time to determine his future with the organization. However, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur made it clear that he wants the future Hall of Famer to return. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - JANUARY 22:  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers is sacked by defensive end Arik Armstead #91of the San Francisco 49ers during the 2nd quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field on January 22, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) "Certainly, we want him back here," LaFleur said, via NFL.com. "I think we'd be crazy not to want him back here. He's going to be the two-time MVP. BENGALS' JOE BURROW SAYS HE IS 'TIRED OF THE UNDERDOG NARRATIVE' Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers...
    IT’S time we saved our bacon sarnies – from getting too posh. On his new TV show, French chef Raymond Blanc, 72, has admitted he prefers his rashers between slices of hipster sourdough bread. 5Alex James shows you how to make the perfect bacon sandwich using white breadCredit: Oliver Dixon 5French chef Raymond Blanc, 72, has admitted he prefers his rashers between slices of hipster sourdough bread From gin to pork scratchings, just about everything on The Great British Menu has been given a glow-up over the past few years. Sourdough has been a welcome addition to the bread bin but I’m not sure it’s the best way to go here. It’s too dense. By the time you’ve chewed your way through two rounds, you’re going to need a snooze In my piece-by-piece guide, here’s how I’d make a bacon sarnie. Most read in LifestyleFAMILY TIES Harry wants 'to be closer to royals' as he launches legal action against govHOME AGAIN Queen 'to stay at Sandringham for weeks' as calls for Andrew to be investigatedEGG-CELLENT! You're frying eggs all...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- On this episode of Here and Now, we discuss the debate over critical race theory. Why some believe, even acknowledging racism is racist.One organization is working to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19 by working with congregations in communities of color calling it, the "choose healthy life black clergy action plan."We also speak to New York City's only black female licensed home inspector about avoiding pitfalls when buying a home.And hip-hop's king of fashion, Harlem's own Dapper Dan makes a guest appearance.WATCH Tiempo on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.WATCH: More Here and Now episodesHere and Now with Sandra Bookman airs Sundays at 12:00 p.m. on Channel 7.ABC 7 UNITESee more stories at abc7NY.com/uniteSEND STORY IDEAS TO EYEWITNESS NEWSWatch Here & NowHere & Now episode archiveRESOURCESWe are also publishing resources in a range of areas, which will grow and can be found below:Ways to HelpBlack Lives MatterBlack Voters Matter FundNAACPNational Institute for Criminal Justice Reform No New Jails NYC Voices of Community Activists & Leaders...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Saturday is National Pie Day!Every state is known for or has an official pie.RELATED | Motor Row District Brewery mixes up beer and wine hybrids for new experienceThe ABC7 Chicago weekend team had a little bake-off on Saturday morning.So, what are the official pies for Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan?Pumpkin pie is the official state pie for Illinois.SEE ALSO | National Bagel Day: HERO Coffee Bar gives back to community offers special deals, free deliveryWisconsin is known to turn out some of the best cranberry pie. Cranberries are the official fruit of the state.Michigan is known for cherry pie, as that state produces the most cherries in the country.
    WHILE some people air dry clothes to maintain the integrity of their garments, it might be causing more harm than good. According to home experts, air drying clothes inside your home can ruin your house – but there are several ways to help prevent those possible damages. 5It turns out we have been drying our laundry all wrong, according to expertsCredit: Getty 5The experts at Beko revealed how to dry laundry in our homes while also preventing mold growthCredit: Getty According to Paul Gibbens, a property expert for housebuyers4u, the moisture from wet clothes drying in a house can cause mold to grow. “During the winter we tend to have our heating on more, and when we combine this with damp laundry, a lot of condensation is produced – not least because normally we keep our windows closed during winter, so there is naturally a lack of ventilation,” he told appliance brand Beko. “This condensation begins to seep into our walls, carpets, and furniture.” He explained that with prolonged dampness, comes the possibility of finding mold in your home. “Damp...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two women are dead after two separate hit-and-run crashes that happened within a few hours of each other in Philadelphia on Friday night. Now, Philadelphia Police need the public’s help finding the drivers responsible. Police have not released the names of the two victims, but are hoping someone may have seen something that leads them to the drivers who hit these women and never stopped.  READ MORE: Temple University Students, Faculty Have Mixed Feelings About Returning To In-Person Learning“It can get pretty chaotic around here,” one man said  One of the hit-and-runs happened around 11:30 p.m. Friday at Broad Street and Allegheny Avenue in North Philadelphia. The driver of a Chevy Impala crossed the median and struck a 50-year-old woman who had just stepped off the bus.  Police say several people inside that car ran off after the crash, leaving the car behind. The woman died several hours later at Temple University Hospital.  Hours before that, a 46-year-old woman was struck by a car in Southwest Philadelphia.  READ MORE: Teenage Boy Shot 7 Times In West...
    WITH winter weather in full swing around the country, you may notice that your smartphone has been glitchy. Your phone's battery life could be in jeopardy if temperatures drop too low. 1Your phone may glitch in frigid temperatures Temperature can actually affect how phones function. If a phone gets too hot or cold, it may glitch to help regulate its temperature. Many smartphones rely on Lithium-Ion batteries which are easily affected by the cold. The science behind these types of batteries shows that as temperatures drop, the internal resistance of the battery increases, according to Sciencing. In simpler terms, this means that your battery has to work that much harder to keep your phone on and running. As such, you may notice that your phone is moving slowly and that the visuals aren't as sharp as usual. Most read in TechCLOSE APPROACH Asteroid twice the size of Statue of Liberty heading towards Earth in daysHIDDEN FEATURES Your iPhone's Apple logo can turn into a secret button – how to 'unlock' itSTAR BURST Nasa reveals incredibly rare footage of a solar...
    The latest antisemitic attack on a synagogue took place over the weekend, in Colleyville, Texas. The terrorist didn’t randomly choose a synagogue. He openly stated he wanted a Jewish institution to attack because, in his false words, “America only cares about Jewish lives.” Once inside, he started screaming antisemitic stereotypes after realizing the police had arrived outside: “Jews control the world, Jews control the media, Jews control the banks.” The terrorist was a British Muslim, angry about a Pakistani woman serving a prison sentence that will last the rest of her life for attempting to murder U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan. But notice that he aimed his violent hate at Jews—who have suffered antisemitic attack after antisemitic attack in the last few years in the U.S. and around the world. Jews have faced violent attacks from right-wing, anti-immigrant white nationalist terrorists who blame Jews for wanting to “replace” them, but also from Muslim and African American assailants. They aren’t white enough for the white supremacists, but still face hate from extremists anyway. Jews get it from all sides. In contrast,...
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Aaron Rodgers memorably vowed after his 2005 draft day snub that the San Francisco 49ers would be more disappointed for passing him up at No. 1 than he would be at sliding to No. 24.While that proclamation has been true for most of the past decade-plus, Rodgers has been the one dealing with disappointment in the playoffs with three losses.Rodgers gets his fourth playoff shot against the Niners on Saturday night in a reprise of one of the game's great rivalries that dates back to Steve Young and Brett Favre battling in the 1990s, Terrell Owens making his most memorable catch and Colin Kaepernick announcing himself to the football world.RELATED: San Francisco 49ers pull off road upset at Dallas Cowboys in 'roller coaster' matchup"I did watch this rivalry growing up," Rodgers said Tuesday. "This is one of those rivalries up there with Dallas and San Fran on the NFC side and all of our divisional rivalries, obviously us and Chicago, that's pretty special to the league."Few franchises have been as intertwined over the last three decades...
    Robert Rodriguez | The Fresno Bee A 23-year-old former swimming pool technician pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of animal cruelty involving the death of a family’s beloved pet. Aaron Cumpton is facing three years in jail if a jury finds him guilty of killing a Fresno family’s 16-year-old Yorkie named Artie. Appearing with his attorney Curtis Sok, Cumpton was allowed to remain out of jail on pre-trial release until his case is completed. Judge James Kelley ordered that Cumpton not be allowed to be unsupervised around anyone’s pets and to obey all laws. Sok told the judge Cumpton, who no longer works as a pool cleaner, that he has been doing odd jobs to earn a living and attending anger management classes. Cumpton is accused of killing the Fresno family’s pet after it got out of the yard. Video surveillance cameras at the pet owner’s home show that on Oct. 26, 2021, Cumpton is seen holding the Yorkie. Cumpton then walks out of the camera’s view, and reappears a short time later holding the dog’s lifeless body. The...
    New York (CNN Business)Potentially abysmal air travel interruptions were narrowly avoided this week when wireless carriers made a last-minute change to their planned 5G rollout in response to fears that new cell service towers could interfere with a key component on passenger jets that allows them to safely land in low visibility conditions.Warnings of mass flight cancellations came as AT&T, Verizon and the airline industry hashed out a deal to delay 5G deployment around major airports. And on Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration cleared a greater number of commercial airliners to fly in the situations where pilots consider possible 5G interference to be the most dangerous. Now, nearly 80% of the United States' entire commercial airliner fleet has that clearance.In the end, crisis seemed to be mostly averted. No planes fell out of the sky. And — with a few exceptions — air travel stayed mostly on schedule. But we're not in the clear yet. The 5G-airline snafu: Everything we knowThe agreement to delay 5G deployment around airports is only a temporary fix, and it's not clear if all the...
    IF YOU are into skincare, it’s highly likely that you do your routine at the end of the day, when you’re getting ready for bed, right? Well, we have news for you… 2Gin Amber reveals a simple skincare tip that will make a massive differenceCredit: TIKTOK It turns out that you shouldn’t be doing your skincare routine right before bed and in fact you should do it at least 1-2 hours before.  Gin Amber, an esthetician with 51.6k followers on TikTok has revealed the mistake that we have all been making with our skincare routine. She uploaded her video ith the caption ‘Simple skin care tip that not many of us know and do. Did you know about it?’.  She said: “One skincare tip that can change your life. “Apply your skincare on your skin one or two hours before bed otherwise your expensive skincare is going to be on your pillowcase.” Not only will your fancy skincare products go straight onto your pillow if you do your routine just before bed, but this also won't allow the products to...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Understanding financial management is pertinent for all Americans, and getting an early start, could save teenagers a lot of time and money.Roy Paul with Cents Ability, Inc. joined ABC7 to provide tips on how to talk with teens about saving, and ways to maximize your money.Paul explains the '50/30/20 rule,' where 50% of your net monthly income goes to your needs like rent, car payments, essential groceries, and utilities, 30% of your income goes to your wants like subscriptions, dining out, shopping and more while 20% is for saving."Saving early can create long-term financial success," Paul said. "When you save early, you can accumulate more wealth even if you save more later in life."Paul also recommended teaching teenagers how to develop a budget when students start their first jobs. He also emphasized the importance of understanding good and bad credit.He said an important tip is learning about the financial impact of student loans."Know how much you're going to have to pay back before you take out student loans," Paul said. "Many students are shocked once they graduate...
    In this article DANCarl Icahn speaking at Delivering Alpha in New York on Sept. 13, 2016.David A. Grogan | CNBCCompany: Dana Inc. (DAN)Business: Dana provides power-conveyance and energy-management solutions for vehicles and machinery in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia Pacific. It offers sealing solutions, thermal-management technologies, and digital solutions to vehicle and engine manufacturers. The company operates in four segments: Light Vehicle Drive Systems, Commercial Vehicle Drive and Motion Systems, Off Highway Drive and Motion Systems, and Power Technologies. Stock Market Value: $3.1B ($22.11 per share)Activist: Carl IcahnPercentage Ownership: 9.91% Average Cost: $20.95 Activist Commentary: Carl Icahn is the grandfather of shareholder activism and a true pioneer of the strategy. While he is not slowing down at all, he recently reached an agreement with his son, Brett Icahn, to rejoin the firm as the eventual successor. Brett plans to employ his father's favored approach of pushing companies to make changes designed to boost their stock prices, though he hasn't ruled out friendly bets too. This is not a departure from the strategy Carl has succeeded with for many years....
    WHENEVER we decide to get lean and lose weight, quitting carbs might be the first thing on our agenda.  After all, some of our favourite carb-laden foods such as bread, pasta and potatoes, are just food fat traps, landing straight on our stomachs. Right? 3Cold pasta in particular can keep you feeling fuller for longerCredit: Getty - Contributor Well actually, no.  Good news just in; certain carbs can actually make our tummy flatter, and help burn off unwanted pounds.  Plus, they’re a pretty essential food group to help us live our day to day lives. “Carbohydrates are the body’s greatest energy source.  “They provide the body with glucose to use for energy, which can also be stored for future use.  “Carbs also play a valuable role in our gut health, by providing useful fibre to the digestive tract,” says Rhiannon Lambert, nutritionist and author of The Science of Nutrition: Debunk the Diet Myths and Learn How to Eat Well for Health and Happiness. Most read in Health NewsSTEALTH MUTANT New Covid variant dubbed ‘Omicron’s sister’ is ‘under investigation’HEAR THIS The...
    WINTER is well and truly here, and it’s nowhere near time to ditch your woolly jumpers. But it turns out you may have more than chilly fingers and toes to worry about when temperatures drop. 1If your most recent visit from Aunt Flo has got you feeling even more under the weather than usual, then it could be time you learned how to 'winter proof' your periodCredit: Getty If you feel as though your menstrual cycle is more severe in the winter months, you’re not alone - many people are likely to experience heightened symptoms. Most women get their period every 28 days, but it can differ. Everyone’s cycle and symptoms can be different, so while some people will experience light bleeding, others will suffer heavy bleeding and could also have mood swings, cramps and fatigue. Speaking to The Sun, one expert said it’s likely the cold winter months will have an effect on your period, but said there are things you can do to manage the seasonal impact. Dr Sarah Welsh, co-founder of sexual wellness brand HANX, said: “Your...
    BEIJING (AP) — The homeless, the sick, the elderly: For people who fell through the cracks of the official system, the then-unprecedented decision to isolate the central Chinese city of Wuhan and its 13 million people was a matter of life or death. Film director Lan Bo hopes to sound the alarm with a documentary, “Wuhan, I Am Here,” about volunteers who helped neighbors get food and medical care following the lockdown in early 2020 of the city where the coronavirus pandemic began. The documentary comes as China has renewed similar lockdowns in three other cities since mid-December to contain COVID-19 outbreaks. The number of people confined to their homes totaled some 20 million people in early January. The government’s decision to commandeer Wuhan’s hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients meant many people with other problems were turned away. The film begins with a woman in tears outside a hospital that wouldn’t admit her husband for treatment of lung cancer. Volunteers secured a bed for him by talking with a Beijing hospital and working medical connections. Other families struggled to get...