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    New York Times: Second former aide accuses Cuomo of sexual harassment Experts concerned about Pope Francis trip to Iraq Best & Worst Refi Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Price Alert: These SUVs Are Now Only $19,000 (Deal Of The Day) Ad Microsoft 0% APR Until 2022 is 100% Insane Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/17 SLIDES © Poike / iStock 15 costly mistakes Amazon shoppers will make this year Amazon is known for its competitive pricing, so you might save money by doing your shopping at the online retailer. But what if you could save even more with the right Amazon shopper hacks? If you’re not taking advantage of...
    One incredibly important move to help workers that the Biden administration has signaled didn’t necessarily look like a pro-worker move. Even before President Biden was inaugurated, his incoming White House counsel started asking for suggestions for judicial nominees who would be diverse not just on race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion, but on professional background. Specifically, more candidates who have been public defenders or civil rights attorneys (a group that also happens to be more diverse in other ways). How’s that a pro-worker move? According to a new study by Emory University law professor Joanna Shepherd, judges appointed by former President Obama who had corporate backgrounds with Obama-appointed judges were 36% less likely to rule for workers over bosses in workplace disputes. Obama-appointed judges with backgrounds as prosecutors were 50% less likely to take the side of workers than were non-prosecutors.  Advocacy groups like Demand Justice, which helped fund Shepherd’s study, are working to keep...
    PHILADELPHIA (CNN) — Talking to someone on the phone for 10 minutes multiple times a week — if you’re in control of the conversation — can decrease loneliness, a new study revealed. Half of the 240 study participants were selected to receive brief phone calls from volunteers over the course of a month, and they reported feeling 20% less lonely on average, according to the study published Tuesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. Volunteers briefly trained in empathetic communication skills, which involved active listening and asking questions about what their subject was talking about, said lead study author Maninder “Mini” Kahlon, associate professor of population health and executive director of Factor Health at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. READ MORE: City Opens COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic At Martin Luther King Jr. Older Adult Center In North Philadelphia The study participants, all clients of Meals on Wheels Central...
    (CNN)Talking to someone on the phone for 10 minutes multiple times a week -- if you're in control of the conversation -- can decrease loneliness, a new study revealed. Half of the 240 study participants were selected to receive brief phone calls from volunteers over the course of a month, and they reported feeling 20% less lonely on average, according to the study published Tuesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.Volunteers briefly trained in empathetic communication skills, which involved active listening and asking questions about what their subject was talking about, said lead study author Maninder "Mini" Kahlon, associate professor of population health and executive director of Factor Health at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin.The study participants, all clients of Meals on Wheels Central Texas, led the conversations, which allowed them to define the agenda of the calls.Amid an epidemic of loneliness, some friendships grow stronger"Sometimes...
    People of a sensitive disposition who are easily repulsed may have evolved this trait as a natural way of avoiding infections.  Scientists found people with a low threshold for feeling disgusted are less likely to be infected with bacteria or viruses.   This, researchers say, proves Charles Darwin's 19th-century theory that disgust evolved as a self-defence mechanism is indeed true.  However, the disgust screening tool does not protect against all diseases, including Covid-19, because of a lack of detectable clues, such as an offensive smell or sight.  Scientists found people with a low threshold for feeling disgusted are less likely to be infected with some form of pathogen. This, researchers say, proves Charles Darwin's 19th-century theory that disgust evolved as a self-defence mechanism is indeed true (stock) 'We found that people with higher levels of disgust had lower levels of inflammatory biomarkers that were indicative of having bacterial or viral...
    Opinion: Ted Cruz isnt the only issue in Texas A ripple effect of loss: U.S. Covid deaths approach 500,000 Getting rich in the stock market may seem like something that's only possible for wealthy investors or Wall Street professionals. However, it's more affordable than you may think to get started. © Provided by The Motley Fool 3 Cheap Investments That Could Make You Rich Not everyone has thousands of dollars to invest, but you don't need to have a lot of money to build wealth in the stock market. With these three investments, you can get rich without breaking the bank. © Getty Images Hand holding hundred dollar bills 1. S&P 500 index funds An S&P 500 index fund is a collection of all the stocks within the S&P 500 index, all bundled together into a single investment. When you invest in an S&P 500 index fund, you're instantly...
    Why water is a huge issue for Texans right now Democrats race for Covid aid that could still reach Americans late © Provided by Business Insider Saving for retirement early on in one's career isn't always optimal, a new study finds. FG Trade/Getty Images Young adults don't need to start saving for retirement until their 40s, a new NBER paper finds. That's if you're college-educated, expect steep income growth, and value other things over money. The paper based its findings on "total life satisfaction" rather than savings. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Young adults could be making a big mistake in saving for retirement early. Load Error Those short on cash but anticipating significant earnings growth down the road don't need to save for retirement early on in their careers, states a new working paper (meaning it hasn't yet been peer-reviewed) from the...
    New York : The spatulas or tongs are not in the heat long enough to destroy harmful microorganisms. Photo: Design_Miss_C / Pixabay You probably follow various food safety practices to avoid a poisoning; like not putting cooked meat on a plate or table that contained raw meat, not washing chicken, properly defrosting your meat and cooking it well. Nevertheless, there is a mistake you could be making when cooking your meat and that is using the same spatula or tongs. Few people have realized that using the same spatula when cooking meat could lead to a cross contamination and then infect your family or those who consume such foods. Bacterial cross contamination is when bacteria or other microorganisms are transferred from one place to another; This can occur in different ways, such as from food to food. Add contaminated food to uncontaminated food. This allows...
    Massachusetts Rep. Stephen Lynch, vaccinated for virus, tests positive; Iowa health leaders begging for patience. Latest COVID-19 updates. Blood sample from dead suspect helps solve 1988 homicide, cops claim Investing in This ETF Right Now Could Make You a Millionaire Retiree Many investors will need to become millionaires in retirement if they hope to maintain their current lifestyles, but that can be a very difficult task. It requires a lifetime of diligent saving along with investment growth. To achieve that growth, some investors resort to trying to time short-term market fluctuations, or they try to hitch their success to a small group of companies that they expect to deliver tremendous gains. Going for extra upside, they end up reducing their investment diversity and increase their risk of losing big. © Provided by The Motley Fool Investing in This ETF Right Now Could Make You a Millionaire Retiree But there...
    Trevor Williams | DigitalVision | Getty Images As some stocks have climbed to record highs, you may have been tempted to double down on a favorite pick, like Tesla or the latest initial public offering. But at least one money expert is sounding the alarm that some investors may be overexposed to individual stocks. Christine Benz, director of personal finance at Morningstar, said she vowed to speak up the next time she saw potentially dangerous market conditions crop up, after the dot-com bust of the late 90s. "It feels like that time is here," she tweeted last week. More from Personal Finance:Here's a decade-by-decade retirement planning guideState, local tax breaks could be revived, but not without a fightSavings interest rates hit rock bottom as Americans stash more cash A sudden pullback on stocks could result in a "painful outcome" for some investors, Benz said, specifically for those who are approaching...
    Coronavirus updates: Biden to give speech on coronavirus and economy as daily death toll again exceeds 4,000 Trumps speech is probably defensible in every court — except perhaps the Senate 4 Financial ‘Experts’ Who Could Steer You Wrong None of us knows everything we need to know about money, so we may turn to experts for help. But some money professionals who offer advice are not qualified to do so — nor are they required to put our interests ahead of theirs. © Getty Images Be cautious when accepting financial advice from "experts" in some fields. Be cautious when accepting advice from the following sources. Load Error The dealership about how long your auto loan should beThe dealership wants to sell you a car. To make the payments more affordable, you may be offered a loan that lasts six, seven or even eight years. Longer loans can get...
    New York : In the last bill, Democrats and some Republicans supported the idea of ​​a $ 2,000 stimulus check. Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS / . / . The victories of the two Democrats in the second round of the Georgia Senate elections could mean that a third stimulus check it could come for Americans in the coming months. That would provide crucial financial support for households receiving payments of $ 600, an effort that has been criticized by both Democrats and some Republicans for doing little to help families battling the coronavirus pandemic. If Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock have defeated current Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, the result will generate a 50-50 split between Democratic and Republican senators, making the vice president-elect Kamala harris must grant the tiebreaker vote. This would facilitate the approval of another stimulus relief bill, which...
    LA real estate investors buy David Cassidys Florida home Pompeos last trip as Secretary shortened, then cancelled following riots at the U.S. Capitol These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft The Highest Paying Cash Back Card Has Hit The Market Ad Microsoft 17 Ways These $20 Lights Will Upgrade Your Home Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/28 SLIDES © iStock/monkeybusinessimages Creating passive income Passive income can be another form of side hustle income, except you don’t have to trade your time for...
    Urban Meyer not enthusiastic about taking Jaguars job? Jodie Turner-Smith Gets Real About Parenting a Newborn amid the Pandemic These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft The Highest Paying Cash Back Card Has Hit The Market Ad Microsoft 17 Ways These $20 Lights Will Upgrade Your Home Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/41 SLIDES © apilarinos...
    None of us knows everything we need to know about money, so we may turn to experts for help. But some money professionals who offer advice are not qualified to do so — nor are they required to put our interests ahead of theirs. Be cautious when accepting advice from the following sources. THE DEALERSHIP ABOUT HOW LONG YOUR AUTO LOAN SHOULD BE The dealership wants to sell you a car. To make the payments more affordable, you may be offered a loan that lasts six, seven or even eight years. Longer loans can get you smaller monthly payments, but they cost more overall, since you’ll pay more interest. You’ll also likely spend several years “upside down,” or owing more than your vehicle is worth. As the car ages, you could easily face big repair bills while still making payments. If you needed to sell the car, you would...
    Not even Bill Belichick could carry this broken Patriots team "Bridgerton" Was Partially Filmed in the Mansion Next to Prince Charless Home Could You Commit To a No-Buy Year? Here’s How It Works If you found yourself doing more online shopping in 2020 than ever before, you’re not alone. Research firm eMarketer predicted that U.S. e-commerce sales will increase 18% to $710 billion by the end of this year, CNN reported. © PeopleImages / Getty Images Cropped shot of an unrecognizable woman out shopping in the city. Try: These New Year’s Resolutions Can Save You $1,000 or More Load Error Although that’s a big boost, this stat is pretty unsurprising. It’s all too easy to make mindless purchases on Amazon and other retailer sites, and with many of us spending more time at home, online shopping could have become a form of entertainment for you this year. After all, who doesn’t...
    For lovers of natural toiletries, it doesn’t get purer than this: antiperspirant made from your own sweat. Scientists from Virginia Tech in the U.S. say it’s possible and, while the idea may make you squirm, the work is said to have caught the eye of several manufacturers, including Procter & Gamble. Sweat is the body’s way of keeping us cool. When body temperature rises, the hypothalamus, an almond-sized region deep in the brain, triggers sweat production. As it evaporates from our skin, it takes heat with it, cooling us down. For lovers of natural toiletries, it doesn’t get purer than this: antiperspirant made from your own sweat. Scientists from Virginia Tech in the U.S. say it’s possible Antiperspirants block the tiny sweat ducts in the skin to stop the moisture from reaching the skin’s surface, effectively preventing us from sweating. (Deodorants work differently, although we often use the terms...
    How To Watch the Lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree US Coronavirus: The country is rounding the corner into a calamity, expert says, with Covid-19 deaths projected to double soon These Tax Moves Could Save You Serious Money -- but Youll Need to Make Them Soon For better or worse, 2020 is slowly but surely coming to a close. With just about a month left to this rollercoaster of a year, now's the time to start getting serious about your tax bill. © Provided by The Motley Fool These Tax Moves Could Save You Serious Money -- but You'll Need to Make Them Soon But some of the moves you may want to make to reap savings will need your attention soon. Here are a few that fall into that category. 1. Harvest tax losses If you have an underperforming stock in your portfolio, you may be aware...
    DRINKING cocoa makes you smarter, researchers claim. The beverage was found to be rich in brain-boosting flavanols. 3Researchers claim drinking cocoa makes you smarterCredit: Getty Images - Getty In tests on volunteers, UK researchers focused on the brain’s frontal cortex, which controls decision-making. Those who drank flavanol-enriched cocoa finished highly complex tasks much faster and more accurately. Scans showed higher oxygen levels in these subjects’ brains, the team from Birmingham University school of sport, exercise and rehabilitation sciences found. The study’s lead author Dr Catarina Rendeiro said: “The clear benefit of the flavanol-enriched drink only occurred as the task became sufficiently complicated. "We can link this with our results on im­proved blood oxygenation. 3The beverage was found to be rich in brain-boosting flavanolsCredit: Alamy “If you are challenged more, your brain needs improved blood oxygen levels to manage that. “It further suggests that flavanols might be particularly beneficial...
    Surge has officials planning new restrictions Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to charges related to nations opioid crisis Seniors On Medicare Are Getting a Big Pay Day in 2020 Ad Microsoft Expert: “This credit card is so good I signed up personally” Ad Microsoft The 23 Hottest Gifts of 2020 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/15 SLIDES © MarioGuti/istockphoto Slow But Sure It’s no secret slow cookers are ideal for making soups, stews, and pot roasts. After all, slow cookers are sealed at the top, which allows moisture to baste ingredients and tenderize meat, making them a perfect tool for set-it-and-forget-it recipes. But slow cookers are surprisingly versatile, able to make everything from bread...
    These American brands are still going strong after 100+ years 2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Diesel: Review Seniors On Medicare Are Getting a Big Pay Day in 2020 Ad Microsoft Expert: “This credit card is so good I signed up personally” Ad Microsoft The 23 Hottest Gifts of 2020 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/41 SLIDES © Getty Images Growing up in...
    Landeskog will not be a bargain for Avalanche for much longer Princess Anne and Princess Margaret Are The Crowns Best Secret Weapons This Is the Biggest Retirement Savings Mistake You Could Make Successfully saving enough for retirement is challenging under the best of circumstances. That's why it's so important to avoid major mistakes. Unfortunately, there's a lot that could go wrong, from picking the wrong asset allocation to choosing investments with high fees that eat away at your returns. © Provided by The Motley Fool This Is the Biggest Retirement Savings Mistake You Could Make The biggest mistake, however, is a very common one, and it could make it extremely difficult to accomplish your retirement savings goals. Here's what it is.  © Getty Images Binder labeled retirement savings calculator. This is the single biggest mistake that could derail your retirement plans  When it comes to errors that affect your...
    Kyler Murray halfway to NFL’s first 4,000-yard passing, 1,000-yard rushing season Thanksgiving 2020: How to say no in the name of Covid This Sneaky Retirement Planning Mistake Could Cost You More Than You Think Nobody has all the right answers when it comes to saving for retirement, and everyone is bound to make money mistakes now and then. © Provided by The Motley Fool This Sneaky Retirement Planning Mistake Could Cost You More Than You Think However, some blunders are more subtle than others -- and potentially more costly. Those types of mistakes can be especially dangerous because, by the time you realize you've made a mistake, it may have already cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. And there's one common saving error that can be more expensive than you may think. A dangerous misstep One of the most costly retirement mistakes you can make is to...
    Elections expert Q&A: No evidence of fraud and fail-safes everywhere in US voting system 4 potential talking points at McDonalds investor meeting Could You Live on $18,516 in Annual Retirement Income? Most Americans count on Social Security to serve as a major source of retirement income. But while retirement benefits from the Social Security Administration will likely help you cover costs as a retiree, you can't rely on them too much, or you could find yourself facing a lot of financial pain.  © Provided by The Motley Fool Could You Live on $18,516 in Annual Retirement Income? There's one simple reason you can't count on your monthly checks from the SSA to be enough to support you. For most people, the amount of money they provide is simply too low to maintain a reasonable standard of living.   © Getty Images Sad older man sitting alone at table, eating. The...
    Activities like yoga and gardening can be positive ways to relieve stress or feelings of anxiety. ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images; Luis Alvarez/Getty Images Occasional stress or anxiety, especially as a result of a challenging life event, is something that many people experience. Some activities like yoga, or creative outlets like crafting and baking, can be positive ways to relieve feelings of anxiety caused by a stressful life situation. A 2016 study from the Journal of Positive Psychology found that spending time on a creative activity every day can lead to improved psychological well-being. Insider gathered activity ideas that could be relaxing for people looking to de-stress.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Baking bread from scratch or learning calligraphy may sound like simply fun pastimes — but they could also be relaxing and helpful, especially for people looking to relieve stress or feelings of occasional anxiety....
    How to distract yourself on Election Day 2020 The famous, must-try sandwich in each state I Can't Believe This Social Security Bonus Was So Easy Ad Microsoft Americans Are Obsessed With New Blanket That Puts You To Sleep In Minutes Ad Microsoft 23 New Gadgets That Will Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft ...
    The Cayman Islands are know as a tax haven. Shutterstock The Cayman Islands joined the growing list of countries welcoming remote workers and digital nomads. With 20 active cases at the time of writing, the Cayman Islands are almost "COVID-free," according to Moses Kirkconnell, the minister of tourism and transport for the Cayman Islands. To qualify for the new remote work program, applicants must make at least $100,000 a year, or $150,000 as a couple. Insider spoke with Kirkconnell about the hefty minimum income requirements. It is important to note that while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention no longer advises against nonessential travel, it does warn that "travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Following in the footsteps of destinations like Barbados, Estonia, and Dubai, the Cayman Islands announced an initiative to entice remote workers to relocate...
    Malarkey! These are the words Americans looked up during the debate Workers who lost jobs because of COVID-19 find new careers in these fields Saving Just $300 a Month Could Make You a Retirement Millionaire, but Only If You Follow These 2 Rules Do you want to retire with $1 million? It's a good goal to aim for. Though there's no guarantee that a $1 million nest egg will completely eliminate your financial stress later in life, it's certainly a comfortable -- and comforting -- savings balance to go into retirement with. And while that $1 million target may seem lofty, here's some good news: You can actually get there by saving just $300 a month. © Provided by The Motley Fool Saving Just $300 a Month Could Make You a Retirement Millionaire, but Only If You Follow These 2 Rules Seem too good to be true? It's not....
    Scientists have inched a step closer to developing a Covid test that could diagnose the disease in less than a minute, it was reported. Israeli researchers claim to have identified coronavirus biomarkers — gases related to the virus — in the breath of infected patients. They say these could be used to rapidly detect the virus through a breath test, with people having to blow into a tube to establish whether or not they have the disease. It is not the first time scientists have discussed the concept of a breathalyser test for Covid. British doctors are already streets ahead, after beginning to trial their own device in NHS hospitals in August. Number 10 has pinned its hopes on a rapid Covid-19 diagnostics kit as the best way to get Britain moving again, and suggested they could be used when going to cinemas, entering offices or before jumping on a...
    Retired Philadelphia fire lieutenant survived close calls until Covid-19 Chipotle is killing one of customers favorite ways to get free food Do you know these lucrative Social Security secrets? Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life This Is the Worst Thing You Could Write in a Greeting Card There are tons of occasions for which you might want to send a greeting card, from birthdays to anniversaries to graduations to sympathies to encouragement, just to name a few. But what greeting cards all typically have in common is that they aim to convey the sender's care and warmth for the recipient. So the last thing you want to do is accidentally communicate the opposite by unintentionally sending a card with the wrong message. We asked relationship experts and mental health professionals for...
    Why Aaron Rodgers having down years is a myth This Is How Often You Should Really Be Changing Your Sheets, Experts Say These 2 Moves in Your 20s Could Make You a Millionaire in Your 60s Retiring a millionaire won't necessarily make you happy, but it's a good goal to aim for nonetheless. But if you're in your 20s and are therefore many decades away from retirement, amassing $1 million or more in savings may seem next to impossible. © Provided by The Motley Fool These 2 Moves in Your 20s Could Make You a Millionaire in Your 60s Well, I'm here to tell you that all it takes is two simple moves to wind up with $1 million or more to your name. And if you stick to them, you should, at the very least, manage to attain some degree of financial security down the line. © Smiling...
    Some common habits may cause your dog stress. Shutterstock Everyday activities pet owners do may unknowingly cause their dogs stress.  Wearing sunglasses and hats around your dog can make them feel uneasy.  You should give your pet attention, but staring at them or hugging them too tightly can be stressful for dogs. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. All good dog owners want the best for their pets, but some seemingly harmless habits and situations can actually make your dog feel stressed. Fortunately, veterinary professionals know how to make your pets feel as comfortable as possible. Read on to find out the 11 subtle ways you might be making your dog anxious and how to fix it, according to veterinarians.
    Oman Joins Gulf Neighbors by Introducing 5% Value-Added Tax 2021 Honda Accord Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life This Is the Worst Thing You Could Say to Someone in Bed Sex is a healthy part of an intimate relationship—but it's also a highly vulnerable experience. Whether you're in a long-term monogamous relationship with your partner, you're just getting to know each other, or you know right off the bat it's going to be a one-night stand, you need to communicate sensitively when you're both laid so—ahem—bare. That doesn't mean not being honest for the sake of pleasing or impressing your partner, but it does mean steering clear of words that can really leave wounds, whether intentionally or unintentionally. For guidance, we asked...
    The polls may be looking very good for Joe Biden, but we cannot be complacent. Because if Republicans can disqualify enough ballots, Donald Trump could still win. Sign up to call Pennsylvania voters on Monday or Tuesday and walk them through the process of correctly casting their ballots to ensure they are counted. Our friends at NextGen America are running a remote phone bank to young Democratic voters. Can't volunteer? Chip in $3 to help Daily Kos recruit up to 100,000 get-out-the-vote volunteers for the most important election of our lifetime. Pennsylvania is the tipping point state that should deliver the 270th electoral vote that would award Biden the presidency. But due to a recent state court decision on vote-by-mail ballots, thousands of mostly Democratic voters could have their ballots disqualified. If you vote by mail in Pennsylvania (which many more people are doing because of COVID-19), you must now put your ballot inside...
    By Holly Yan | CNN The last time Americans faced a fall and winter like this, World War I was just ending. A months-long pandemic exploded in the fall of 1918, killing 195,000 Americans in just the month of October. Fast-forward 102 years, and the US is on track for another devastating fall and winter. By the end of December, Covid-19 could kill more than 2,900 people a day in the US, according to projections Monday from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With a smart approach to these cold-weather months, researchers say you can defy their grim projections. Why is the fall / winter outlook so bad? Health experts say colder weather, the flu season, reopened schools and pandemic fatigue are a recipe for the difficult months yet in the fight against coronavirus. Here’s why: Colder weather:...
    (CNN)The last time Americans faced a fall and winter like this, World War I was just ending. A months-long pandemic exploded in the fall of 1918, killing 195,000 Americans in just the month of October.Fast-forward 102 years, and the US is on track for another devastating fall and winter. By the end of December, Covid-19 could kill more than 2,900 people a day in the US, according to projections Monday from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. But it doesn't have to be that way. With a smart approach to these cold-weather months, researchers say you can defy their grim projections. Why is the fall / winter outlook so bad?Read MoreHealth experts say colder weather, the flu season, reopened schools and pandemic fatigue are a recipe for the difficult months yet in the fight against coronavirus. Here's why:Colder weather: When more people gather indoors, there's less...
    You probably have a jar of unrefined, extra-virgin coconut oil in your kitchen; I know I do. Coconut oil is one of the healthiest oils to use for cooking and baking. It’s made up of medium chain triglycerides which, unlike the long chain triglycerides of animal fats, are metabolized more quickly in the body. That means increased fat burning potential. Coconut oil boosts energy levels, raises good cholesterol, and balances blood sugar. Coconut oil has a high smoke-point which means you can use it for cooking with high temperatures and it won’t break down into harmful compounds. Coconut oil is also great for baking; use it in place of any oil or butter listed in a recipe. But did you know that you should also have a bottle of coconut oil in your bathroom, your bedroom, the nursery and even the dog house? Ok, if you’re like me, your whole...
    Scientists have created a miniature 'wind turbine' that 'scavenges' energy from a breeze created during a brisk walk.  The 'nano-generator', which is made of two plastic strips in a tube, captures and stores wind energy to power electronic devices.  It's inspired by giant wind turbines that convert the kinetic energy of wind into power, but it shrinks the concept down to something that could be worn around the wrist.  The nano-generator has already been used to power LED lights, and in the future could charge electronic gadgets on the go, including smartphones.    Scroll down for video  Currently, the research team's device can power up 100 LED lights and temperature sensors The Chinese engineers behind the device think the abundance and cost-effectiveness of wind should be made use of by new smaller devices.  Currently, the device can power up 100 LED lights and temperature sensors.  'You can collect all the...
    Hurricane Sally, Western wildfires, Federal Reserve talks interest rates: 5 things to know Wednesday Why are Trader Joe’s employees so cheerful? A Killer Tax Break Could Be Yours This Year if You Make This 1 Move Saving money on taxes is pretty much a universal goal. No matter your age, salary, and personal financial situation, it's safe to say you don't want to pay the IRS more money than necessary. © Provided by The Motley Fool A Killer Tax Break Could Be Yours This Year if You Make This 1 Move But some tax breaks are difficult to come by. If you don't own a home, for example, you won't get the chance to itemize expenses like mortgage interest on your tax returns. If you're a moderate or higher earner, you'll lose out on certain tax credits that are only available to low-income filers. Thankfully, though, there's one tax...
    A class of 100? COVID-19 plans overwhelming some teachers with huge virtual classes McDonalds Travis Scott campaign is a brilliant marketing ploy that creates massive buzz — without adding a single menu item Selling Investments at a Profit? This Tax Strategy Could Save You a Ton of Money Your goal in investing should be to grow your wealth, and holding onto stocks for a long time is generally the best way to do that. But still, you may find yourself wanting to sell a stock at a profit in the near term, whether because you need money or you feel you have a key opportunity to cash in at a high. © Provided by The Motley Fool Selling Investments at a Profit? This Tax Strategy Could Save You a Ton of Money But just as the IRS is able to collect taxes on your regular earnings, so too is...
    Fact check: Too many factors involved to say teachers are safer in class than at Walmart McDonalds Travis Scott campaign is a brilliant marketing ploy that creates massive buzz — without adding a single menu item Savvy Americans do this to earn an extra $1,394 per month in retirement Ad Microsoft Wearing This 30 Mins/Day Reverses Years Of Bad Posture & Back Pain Ad Microsoft 23 Gadgets That Could Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/16 SLIDES © loooby/iStock 15 things you didn't know you could make in a Crock-Pot Slow cookers can make more than just soups. Desserts like brownies, cheesecake, and chocolate chip cookie...
    Slow cookers aren't just for soup. loooby/iStock Slow cookers can make more than just soups. Desserts like brownies, cheesecake, and chocolate chip cookie bars can be made in a Crock-Pot, too. Crock-Pot mulled wine and party dips make entertaining easy. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Hearty stews that spend hours simmering in a Crock-Pot keep cooking simple. But there are lots of other easy dishes you can make in a slow cooker that aren't soup, including desserts, warm beverages, and party dips. Here are 15 things you probably didn't know you could make in a slow cooker.
    A rice cooker can be a pretty versatile appliance. iStock Rice cookers can cook more than just rice. The appliance can be used to make meals, like ribs, chili, or pizza. Rice cookers can also be used to cook other grains, like barley or quinoa.  You can also prepare breakfasts like oatmeal or pancakes in a rice cooker. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Rice cookers are appliances designed to perfectly steam or boil rice. But despite what its name suggests, rice cookers are a versatile appliance that can actually be used to prepare a variety of foods. From pizza to cake, read on for some dishes you might not have known you can make in a rice cooker.It can be used to cook grains other than riceYou can use your rice cooker to cook quinoa or to cook barley. You just have to be sure to...
    The Golden State Killer on Wednesday came face to face with the ex-fiancee who whose name he shouted during rapes after she dumped him as a teen.  Bonnie Ueltzen was in court to hear day two of Joseph DeAngelo's sentencing hearing, four decades after he committed 13 known murders and dozens of rapes that spanned much of California. DeAngelo, 74, in June pleaded guilty to all 13 counts of murder, 13 counts of kidnapping, and confessed to 161 uncharged crimes - many of which were rapes - which go back beyond the statute of limitations.  Ueltzen, who was engaged to DeAngelo in the early 1970s before breaking it off, was not allowed to speak to the court as she is not listed as a victim of his crimes but she joined rape victim Jane Carson-Sandler.  Bonnie Ueltzen, right, who was engaged to DeAngelo in the early 1970s before breaking...
    Susceptible Australians are staying swindled out of thousands by “insidious” scammers posing as the NBN and asking clients to do a velocity check. Around the previous six months, a new rip-off has been on the rise, in which prospects obtain an e-mail from an individual posing as NBN Co, and are urged to click a connection to test the speed of their connection. With just a person click, they are unwittingly giving scammers obtain to their pc, and by that they are equipped to steal banking specifics and other sensitive facts. Jane McNamara, head of media for NBN Co, mentioned the thief’s upcoming move would normally be to get the consumer away from their display screen, supplying them unmonitored remote accessibility to the person’s desktop. Often the target will be requested to go outdoors and examine their NBN box, or to go into one more space. In some scenarios, they...
    A WOMAN who hit rock bottom was able to rebuild her life and start an exciting new career as an online artist, earning an impressive £40,000 a month from her bedroom. When her marriage broke down and her dog died within the same fortnight, Michaela Morgan was distraught and at one point couldn't get out of bed. 6 After hitting rock bottom, Michaela was able to bounce backCredit: MEDIA WALES Speaking to Wales Online, she said: "We separated last year and within two weeks of that my dog Dougie died. He was only three years old and had been battling cancer. I was on the floor at that point, just devastated. “I spent three weeks in bed," she recalled. "I just felt completely lost and without hope and hopelessness is the worst feeling in the world. It was a truly awful time but now I’m able to do something that...
    Protesters have made their demands clear. Cities and police departments are starting to respond with policy change. Only 32% of companies returning to work have plans for employees child-care needs even as many schools postpone reopening full-time Opinion: This one simple move could make you over $150,000 BRETT ARENDS'S ROI © Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection ‘I can save HOW much?’ Possibly the fastest, simplest way to add a ton of money to your retirement account is staring you in the face—often, quite literally. Load Error It’s your cellphone. A recent survey from discount network provider Ting reports that the average American today is blowing $114 a month on their cellphone bill. Excuse me? I know that people these days absolutely live on their cellphones, which they mistake for a social life and human interaction, but this is insane. It’s especially crazy if you who have money worries, or...
    IF you grew up in the 90s you likely played with Polly Pocket, Beanie Babies, Pokemon and a Tamagotchi - but it turns out your old toys could be worth thousands.  Popular brands from yesteryear are now worth a pretty penny as dealers flog them online, so it’s time to have a dig around your loft to see if you’re sitting on a small fortune.  7If you grew up in the 90s chances are you played with most of this stuffCredit: Alamy Save The Student rounded up the most lucrative toys from decades gone by, and unsurprisingly Beanie Babies are among the most valuable.  Out of the dozens created, the Employee Beanie Babie, made for Ty workers, is worth the most - up to £1,000.  Only 300 were ever made, making them super rare.  But there are few others which could earn you a tidy sum, with Humphey The Camel,...
    Having endured a common cold could protect people from getting severe Covid-19, according to scientists. A study suggests the immune system's reaction to different coronaviruses could be very similar to its reaction to the one behind the pandemic.  As a result, lasting immunity from those viruses — known to cause colds — may help the body fight off Covid-19 if someone catches it, meaning they get less seriously ill. The German research also focuses on a less-discussed type of immunity, instead of antibodies which have been at the forefront of a lot of studies. T-cell immunity appears to be more common among infected patients and scientists say it may potentially last even longer.  Eight out of 10 people who have never even had the disease have some degree of protection because of colds they've had in the past, the study claimed. And even Covid-19 patients with very mild symptoms developed...
    (CNN)Bloody hamburgers. Pink chicken. Moldy bread. We all know these foods are risky and could make us sick, but research has suggested that in certain high-stakes social situations — like dinner with your prospective in-laws or a BBQ at your new boss' house — you may eat them anyway.Researchers in Norway evaluated 17 different social situations to assess how people felt about the consequences of not eating the food we are served and found that being invited to one's future parents-in-laws for the first time was the situation judged to have the biggest pressure to be polite and not refuse food. How do you know if your chicken is cooked properly? Its complicated, say researchers"We might imagine that in this situation the anticipated cost of eating something disliked was weighed against the anticipated cost of being judged impolite, rude, or — in the worst case — as an unsuitable son...
    A DECISION on whether you will get a second coronavirus stimulus check could be made in just weeks. Despite a date not yet having been set for Congress to vote on the aid package, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is sticking to his previous projection of July. 2 Mitch McConnell projects a decision will be made in JulyCredit: AP:Associated Press "If there's another [stimulus package], it will come together in July," McConnell said last week. "We need to take a look at how the economy is coming back and decide whether or not we're going to do one last rescue package. "And I predicted we'd make that decision in July and I'll continue to say that today." The proposed round of checks would give $1,200 to individuals, $2,400 to couples, and $1,200 per child – a bump from the $500 per child in the first round of payments. 2 The second...
    Many products that you're buying can easily be made at home for a fraction of the cost. Mouthwash, household cleaner, and rags can be made from things you probably already have in your house. You likely have all the ingredients for taco seasoning and croutons in your kitchen already. Making your own dog treats at home gives you the option to cater to your dog's specific needs. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Though you might be buying a lot of products at the store to save time, there's a long list of items that can be made simply with things you may already have on hand. Everyday products like mouthwash, household cleaner, and rags can be made at home in minutes and can be just as effective as store-bought versions.  When you make something at home, you know exactly what goes in it, and that can be...
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