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    People walk with signs against assault rifles during "March for Our Lives", an organized demonstration to end gun violence, in downtown Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 24, 2018. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon A 15-year-old was injured in a school shooting in Arkansas on Monday. School shootings temporarily stopped while students learned remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts told Insider school policies and stricter gun laws can prevent shootings from happening. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A 15-year-old student was injured on Monday during a shooting at a junior high school in Arkansas — marking the alarming return of such events that had stopped for nearly a year as students across the country learned virtually from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While school shootings are relatively rare compared to other types of shootings in the United States, over the past several decades they have prompted nationwide protests and...
    Tom Cruise has gone viral on the popular video-sharing app TikTok, but the clips featuring the 'Mission Impossible' star are deepfakes that experts are calling the 'most alarmingly lifelike examples' of the technology. An account appeared on the app last week, dubbed 'deeptomcruise,' which shows a number of videos depicting Cruise doing a magic trick, playing golf and reminiscing about the time he met the former President of the Soviet Union. The series of clips have been seen more than 11 million times on TikTok as of Tuesday, with many millions more on other social media platforms. Although the clips are for entertainment, experts warn that such content 'should worry us'. Sam Gregory, a program director of witness.org, shared his concerns about the Tom Cruise deepfakes via Twitter: 'Women are already being targeted by deepfakes.' 'Seeing is no longer believing' rhetoric undermines real video.' Scroll down for videos  ...
    (CNN)The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the US economy, health care system and schools.Some experts say it's also to blame for a recent spike in avalanche deaths. Seriously.So far this winter season, 32 people have died in US avalanches, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC). That's not far from the record 36 deaths set in 2008 and reached again in 2010.But a unique combination of climate- and pandemic-related trends could see the US break the record. Here's why:Climate creates avalanche conditions...Read MoreThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says the three factors needed for an avalanche to occur are a slope, snowpack and a trigger.Slope is obvious. But snowpack refers to the accumulation of snow on the ground.Every storm brings a different type of snow, which builds in layers. This year, the weaker layers are deep in the snowpack, while the stronger layers are on top. That...
    (CNN)The Food and Drug Administration gave Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine the green light for emergency use on Saturday -- another historic milestone experts say will help get the country a step closer to returning to normalcy. "This is really great news," Dr. Esther Choo, a professor of emergency medicine at Oregon Health & Science University, told CNN Saturday. "Johnson & Johnson vaccine... performs very well, still has an outstanding safety profile and then has the added benefit of tremendous convenience."Johnson & Johnsons Covid-19 vaccine gets emergency use authorization from FDAAn FDA analysis found the vaccine safe and effective. It can be kept at simple refrigerator temperatures. And unlike the other two Covid-19 vaccines already authorized in the US, Johnson & Johnson's vaccine only requires one dose -- which Choo says is a big deal. "It's been such a challenge to get even a single dose to many people," Choo...
    A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Friday is slated to vote on Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose COVID-19 jab, with the panel expected to recommend that the FDA formally grant the shot emergency use approval in a race to vaccinate as many Americans as possible in the continued fight against the novel coronavirus. The jab —  derived from an adenovirus vector formula, unlike the vaccines created by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech that were created using mRNA technology and have already seen emergency use approval — was found to have a "favorable safety profile with no specific concerns identified that would preclude issuance of an EUA," the FDA said in documents posted ahead of Friday's meeting.  The vaccine candidate showed to be 66.9% effective against moderate-to-severe disease in a global trial two weeks post-vaccination, with the company seeking authorization for use in individuals ages 18 and older. If the committee endorses the...
    (CNN)Even with slowed infection rates and increased vaccinations, officials say another devastating Covid-19 spike could be on the horizon depending on what the United States does next."The question that hangs in the balance right now is, will we have a fourth surge?" the former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Tom Frieden told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Thursday. "Every uncontrolled spread increases the risk that there will be dangerous variants that can be more infectious, more deadly, or can escape from immune protection." The number of new cases has started to plateau after six straight weeks of decline. Although the fall has come alongside an increase in the administration of vaccines, experts say that they are not the only cause for the lowered numbers. Researchers find worrying new coronavirus variant in New York CitySome of the decrease might be a natural reaction to the end...
    Experts say people who receive the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine may not need to be observed.  Currently, clinicians are required to watch people getting either the Pfizer-BioNTech shot or the Moderna shot for 15 or 30 minutes to see if they have any allergic reactions. But the J&J immunization uses different technology than the other two jabs and is  commonly used in other vaccines on the market.  This difference 'may remove some of the constraints that have been in place for safety reasons with the Moderna and the Pfizer vaccine,' Dr Nirav Shah, deputy director of the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said in a U.S. CDC media briefing on Wednesday. 'For example, the observation period.'     People who receive the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine may not need to be observed for allergic reactions because the shot uses different technology than the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines....
    Target to open mini Apple shops inside 17 stores in latest move to woo customers Check Out Land Rover’s New V8-powered Defender Unique Tip If Your Car Has Automatic Headlights Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life This Is Exactly How We'll Know the Pandemic Is Over, Experts Say As we inch towards a year since lockdowns began in the U.S., Americans are itching to know when the pandemic will finally be over. It's hard to predict what date everything will go back to normal, however, experts have a good idea of how low the country's COVID cases and deaths would have to drop to consider the pandemic behind us, effectively moving into endemic territory where we'd be able to manage COVID much like we do the flu. To see what numbers...
    Reports: Justice Department ramps up George Floyd investigation into former officer Derek Chauvin Daniel Prude: protesters decry New York jurys failure to indict officers in death © Noam Galai/Getty Images People wear protective face masks while shopping at the Union Square Greenmarket on September 19, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images Daily US coronavirus cases have fallen roughly 74%, on average, in the last six weeks. Experts are hopeful that the US outbreak has turned a corner. Economist Ian Shepherdson predicted the "effective end of the US COVID crisis" before May. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As coronavirus vaccinations ramped up in the US at the start of this year, the hopeful progress was overshadowed by fears of variants. Scientists worried that B.1.1.7, the more contagious variant discovered in the UK, would keep coronavirus cases high through the winter even as...
    Dow Futures Higher, Tech Stocks Rebound As Powell Tames Inflation Hawks Tested: 2022 Acura MDX SH-AWD Is a Drivers Family Hauler Unique Tip If Your Car Has Automatic Headlights Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/6 SLIDES © Provided by Eat This, Not That! The Biggest Danger Sign You’re Eating Too Much Bread, Say Experts From toast in the morning to buns on that burger in the evening, bread is a major staple in many American diets. In fact, according to research from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the average American consumes more than 100 percent of their recommended daily allowance (RDA) of grains in a single day. However, it’s not just the calories those slices of bread add to your diet that could be a problem for your health in the long run....
    The interview with Oprah Winfrey will 'make or break' the fortunes of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the US, experts predict. The 90-minute programme, which will air immediately after CBS's flagship 60 Minutes show on March 7, is the couple's chance 'to woo and win over Americans'.  A producer who has worked with Ms Winfrey in the past said: 'This is make or break for them. 'People in Britain assume they are famous here but the reality is they are not A-list stars in the same way Beyonce or even the Kardashians are. The interview with Oprah Winfrey will 'make or break' the fortunes of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the US, experts predict The 90-minute programme, which will air immediately after CBS's flagship 60 Minutes show on March 7, is the couple's chance 'to woo and win over Americans'. Pictured: Oprah Winfrey...
    New York : In the last days, the southern United States has been terribly affected by an “unprecedented” winter storm, which has caused greater havoc in the state of Texas, which is not used or adapted to deal with such low temperatures, causing other types of problems, especially in fuel and electricity issues. In addition, about 2 dozen people have died this week in that part of the country alone, some of them from fires or carbon monoxide poisoning while trying to warm themselves in their homes. On this issue, climate experts from Texas and other states indicated that they are dealing with a winter storm that exceeded all government and business forecasts for basic supplies. As if that were not enough, they were also categorical in ensuring that “The United States Will Suffer Deadly Storms More Frequently” and therefore, the country must improve its management in this type...
    Opinion: Texas disaster casts harsh light on Americas future Some electricity restored in Texas, but water woes grow Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life This Is When the COVID Pandemic Will Be Completely Over, Experts Say Throughout the COVID pandemic, there's been one constant question we all want the answer to: When will things be back to normal? The new vaccines offer a route to something close to normalcy for many of us, but the wider question of when will the pandemic be fully over—rather than it just being managed—is harder to answer. Now, a new expert assessment from Bloomberg has examined all the variables and worked out an estimation. Unfortunately, it may not be what you want to hear. Read on to find...
    More than 80% of calls to 911 are from cellphones, and frequently they come from high-rise buildings. But too often, the more than 5,000 locally run 911 centers, known as public safety answering points or PSAPs, can't accept or accurately locate those calls. Nor can they efficiently share relevant data with other centers. That has had serious repercussions. Fixing the system could save more than 10,000 lives and $97 billion per year, according to the FCC. "We're talking about diversity of equipment connecting across these IP networks in a very complex manner," said Capt. Mel Maier of the Oakland County Sheriff's Office in Michigan. "And if there are proprietary interfaces anywhere in between there, they're not going to be able to talk. ... Our technology is continually trying to catch up and playing catch up." A number of companies including Apple, Motorola and start-ups are trying to fill the technology...
    The United States will experience deadly storms more frequently and the country must improve its management of these events, experts said Wednesday as Texas and other states grappled with winter storms that beat all forecasts from utility companies, governments and millions of frozen citizens. . Miami World – AP This week’s storms – and those to come to the east of the country – fit a pattern of extreme events triggered by climate change, demonstrating once again that local, state and federal authorities did not do enough to prepare for a most extreme and dangerous weather. At least two dozen people have died this week, some of them from fires or carbon monoxide poisoning while trying to warm themselves in their homes. In Oklahoma City, an arctic air mass dropped temperatures in the state capital to -25 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit). “This is a different kind of storm,” said...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Mental health experts are telling the public to look towards more bright days ahead. “I was worried about getting it or giving it to someone else. I’ve seen what it’s done to other people,” said Noah Davidson. RELATED: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Vaccine Providers Accidentally Gave Away 2nd Doses As 1st Shots Davidson is a student at Slippery Rock University. He’s followed the guidelines to stay safe but is looking forward to the end. He’s not alone. “In the last several months, I’ve seen more people experiencing depression, anxiety, burnout, frustration,” said Dr. Gary Swanson, a psychiatrist at Allegheny General Hospital. Swanson said more people are hitting this metaphoric wall as 2021 has brought the same pandemic stresses. “The wall we are hitting there are a lot of bricks in it, a lot of different things, and trying to figure out for you which brick to pull out...
    AutoNation Sees Stronger U.S. Car Sales Despite Chip Paucity Hyundai Reveals Ioniq 5 Interior Ahead of February 23 Reveal Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life This Is Who Should Wait for the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Experts Say With two COVID vaccine options available, it could be tough to decide which one to get. For most of us, that's not yet a concern—you get whichever vaccine is available—but we might have a little more flexibility in the near future. In addition to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, Johnson & Johnson recently applied for emergency-use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which means there could be three vaccines to choose from soon. All three vaccines are highly effective and safe, but...
    Here Are the 50 Most Expensive High Schools in America Early Series I Land Rover Heads to Auction Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life You Can Finally Do This After Getting the Vaccine, Experts Say While it's easy to assume that getting the COVID vaccine will immediately open up new possibilities and allow you to shirk public health measures, that's not exactly the case. Health experts have warned that people who get the vaccine should still adhere to most COVID precautions until the majority of the public is vaccinated. However, there is one thing that experts have confirmed you can safely do again after getting the vaccine. Read on to find out which coronavirus precaution you can drop, and for more lifted restrictions,...
    Politicians from the Democratic Party twice impeached and twice failed to convict Donald Trump — once as president, once as a private citizen for acts undertaken while president. Legal experts say they don’t expect much will come of the underlying incidents leading up to Trump’s second impeachment after the fact — at least not in criminal terms. A sea change briefly appeared possible during the late morning and early afternoon hours on Saturday after House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) — whose impassioned delivery and case-in-chief had been broadly praised throughout the proceedings as astute, erudite, and emotionally-stirring — said that Democrats were prepared to subpoena a necessary witness. The source of that news-generating witness call was a weeks-old statement from Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) which detailed Trump’s alleged nonchalance in the face of the Jan. 6 insurrection on his behalf. To hear Herrera Beutler tell it, Trump...
    The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced that, through its investigation in China into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, it determined it was “extremely unlikely” that COVID-19 originated from a lab environment. The WHO made the announcement after visiting the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), which has been at the center of the “lab-leak” theory which posits that COVID-19 may have originated from a lab after being genetically modified as a part of “gain-of-function research.” Later the same week, the WHO backtracked, saying that “all possibilities” were still on the table regarding the origin of the virus. ‘A Screeching U Turn’: Once Dismissive, Now The WHO Says Lab Leak Hypothesis Still In Play https://t.co/3EXM3DBrJd — Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 12, 2021 The conflicts of interest casting a shadow over the investigation have been well documented. Investigative team member Peter Daszak was responsible for funneling National Institutes of Health...
    Wearing two face masks could slow down the spread of coronavirus even more than just one, Dr Anthony Fauci has claimed – but experts say there isn't enough proof.  Dr Fauci — the US Government's top infectious diseases expert — said that it was 'common sense' that double-masking would be more effective.  He added it was 'likely' to offer better protection against the mutant strain, which studies show partially evades immunity from vaccines and past infections. And Dr Benjamin Killingley, a scientist advising the UK Government in the pandemic, also said wearing two masks was 'common sense'. But Dr Killingley, a member of the SAGE advisory group, also admitted the claim isn't 'grounded in lots of study'. Other experts have warned there is no firm evidence to prove double-masking works although they say it sounds like a 'good idea'.  Professor Cath Noakes — a mechanical engineer at the University of...
    Biden must earn the LGBTQ community's trust on vaccinations, experts say
    Eugenia Cooney. Eugenia Cooney / YouTube Several creators are asking YouTube to restrict influencer Eugenia Cooney's content. Cooney has millions of subscribers but is controversial because of her appearance. Her critics argue that her videos could be harmful, though YouTube has maintained support for her. Warning: This story discusses eating disorders, and the content and images could be triggering or disturbing to some readers. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Artist and mental health advocate Lily Rose Mills has set up a petition with the support of popular YouTubers Jaclyn Glenn (829,000 subscribers) and Pastel Belle (41,000 subscribers) to age-restrict, or entirely remove, the channel and social media profiles of creator Eugenia Cooney. Cooney, 26, started out on YouTube in 2011 with vlogs about her daily routines, makeup tutorials, and cosplay outfits. She's been a popular creator since then, building a following of over 2 million with...
    The Knot released its annual Real Weddings Study on Wednesday. Samantha Lee/Insider Wedding website The Knot released its "Real Weddings Study" for 2020. It found that 52% of couples rescheduled their weddings for the first half of 2021. But experts say these weddings are unsafe and couples should postpone longer. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The wedding website The Knot conducts an annual survey, the "Real Weddings Study," which uses data from engaged couples to report on the latest trends in the wedding industry. The Knot's 2020 "Real Weddings" survey sheds light on how couples have adapted their wedding plans in light of the coronavirus pandemic. It surveyed over 7,600 American people whose weddings were originally supposed to take place between March and December of 2020. The study looked at everything from the average size of 2020 weddings to how many of these couples canceled their...
    The skeleton of a friar with two broken legs resembling a medieval 'hit and run', probably from a cart accident that killed him, has been unearthed by Cambridge archaeologists.  The team from the University of Cambridge were examining skeletal trauma from 314 skeletons buried at three locations in the city between the 10th and 14th century. The friar, identified by his burial place and belt buckle, suffered two broken thigh bones as a result of what researchers believe was a cart accident where he was struck by the wagon.   Skeletons were recovered from across the social spectrum including a parish graveyard for ordinary working people, a charitable hospital that buried the sick and destitute, and an Augustinian friary that buried wealthy donors alongside clergy. The skeleton of a friar with two broken legs resembling a medieval 'hit and run', probably from a cart accident that killed him, has been...
    (CNN)It was one year ago today the World Health Organization declared that the novel coronavirus was a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Biden has signed 42 executive actions since taking office. Heres what each does"At the time there were fewer than 100 cases of the disease we now call Covid-19 and no deaths outside China," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Friday. "This week we reached one hundred million reported cases. More cases have been reported in the past two weeks than during the first six months of the pandemic. A year ago, I said the world had a window of opportunity to prevent widespread transmission of this new virus. Some countries heeded that call, some did not."The rare emergency declaration, also known as a PHEIC, is the highest level of alarm under international law. Only six have ever been declared in history.It's supposed to notify the world that...
    New mutant variants of the coronavirus could be running rampant undetected in the US due to a low level of genetic sequencing on positive COVID tests in the country, health officials say.  There are now more than 350 reported cases of 'super-covid' in the US from the three strains that were first detected in Brazil, UK, and South Africa.  However, health officials say it is very likely that the number of new variants circulating around the country is much higher since viruses by nature are constantly mutating as they spread. Some mutations can be detrimental to a virus, causing it to die out, but it's the fact that some can be more fatal, or even resistant to vaccines, that is cause for concern.  Scientists are typically able to monitor different strains through genetic sequencing which allows them to examine the virus from active cases and study how the particular strain...
    Getting the COVID-19 vaccine? Avoid taking ibuprofen or acetaminophen beforehand, say experts who have expressed concerns that these over-the-counter pain relievers could possibly dull the vaccine’s effectiveness.  The two coronavirus vaccines that have seen emergency approval in the U.S. — one developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and the other by Moderna — may cause side effects after they’re administered, such as pain and swelling at the injection site and/or fever, chills and headache, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In an attempt to prevent some of these unwanted reactions, some receiving the jab may choose to take over-the-counter pain relievers such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil (ibuprofen).  Getting the COVID-19 vaccine? Avoid taking ibuprofen or acetaminophen beforehand, say experts who have expressed concerns that these over-the-counter pain relievers could possibly dull the vaccine’s effectiveness. (iStock) But doing so could impact the vaccines’ effectiveness, warn experts.  "I don't recommend...
    Louisiana cemetery changes whites only contract after Black sheriffs deputy denied burial Houston man charged in U.S. Capitol siege: FBI Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Eat This, Not That! The #1 Danger of Eating Eggs Every Day, Say Health Experts The health benefits associated with eating eggs are almost too many to name, which include bolstering your immune system, helping fuel your weight loss efforts, and even helping you think more clearly and effectively. They're a powerhouse source of vitamins, protein, and healthy fats, and though the yolks are high in cholesterol, studies have shown that the cholesterol you find in eggs doesn't necessarily have a negative impact on your cholesterol levels in the way that other foods can, such as saturated fats. In...
    Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky's mega mansion is complete - and the luxurious, opulent home has skyrocketed in price since the family moved in.  Originally estimated at $20 million, experts now say the LA-style compound, located in Broken Head near Bryon Bay, is now worth $30 million.    Lloyd Edge, founder and Director of Aus Property Professionals and author of best-selling book Positively Geared, says that the market value has gone up since the couple bought and renovated the home four years ago.  Flipping great: Chris Hemsworth (right) and Elsa Pataky's (left) mega mansion is complete - and the luxurious, opulent home has skyrocketed in price since the family moved in He tells Daily Mail Australia: 'I estimate that in the current market the property could sell for up to $30 million'.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next The ultimate lockdown pad! Chris and Liam Hemsworth... ...
    Brits don’t start to take their health seriously until they approach the age of 40, a new study has revealed. Experts claim that one in five Brits feel breathless going up the stairs and that many only focus on their health after reaching a milestone birthday. 2Experts claim that Brits only start to take their health seriously when they reach milestone birthdaysCredit: Getty Images - Getty A study of 2,000 adults found 42 per cent began to take more care from the age of 39 as they felt less energetic. The experts found that at this point many people had shifted their focus to their diet and wellbeing. Others became more concerned after having a doctor comment on their wellbeing (nine per cent) or when a family member fell ill or passed away (16 per cent). It also emerged 28 per cent of adults believe they need to take their...
    There was an extremely rare sight in Central Park on Wednesday that experts say hasn't been seen in more than a century. CBS New York reports bird watchers flocked to catch a glimpse of a snowy owl. It was spotted Wednesday morning on a baseball field in the park's North Meadow. The birds are native to the Arctic tundra and migrate south during the winter. Experts say the last recorded sighting of a snowy owl in Central Park was back in 1890. Snowy owl migration is not completely understood, according to "CBS Sunday Morning" contributing videographer Judy Lehmberg. They nest on the Arctic tundra in the summer and some migrate south in the winter. For no known reason some snowy owls actually move further north in the winter, out to the Arctic Sea ice, where they must hunt in mostly total darkness. Occasionally they move further south...
    Signage stands in a GameStop Corp. store in Peru, Illinois.Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images It's the stock rally no one quite predicted. In recent years, GameStop, a video game retailer, has been shrinking its retail presence by closing hundreds of stores. Yet this week, its stock popped dramatically. On Wednesday, GameStop shares climbed more than 100% during trading, and closed at $347.51 per share. The action was encouraged in part by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who tweeted "Gamestonk!!" on Tuesday along with a link to a thread posted by investors on Reddit. The stock's climb was prompted by retail investors who decided to take on hedge fund short sellers who had bet against the company. Shares of AMC Entertainment also jumped more than 300% when markets opened on Wednesday driven by similar bets. More from Personal Finance:How Biden would avert a looming benefits cliffOne year after Covid in...
    The Pennsylvania Department of Health said, 'These variables are essential for a complete and timely public health response to patients.' Data on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the LGBTQ community is vital to understanding how to improve health and economic outcomes and ensure that vulnerable members of the population get the protection and treatment they need. LGBTQ and progressive organizations say that this data is important because this group is more likely to be exposed to the virus through frontline jobs and is economically vulnerable compared to the general population. So far only California, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and the District of Columbia have announced the collection of such data, however, and lawmakers are demanding answers and accountability.
    Driver in deadly Portland car rampage intended to hit and injure people, police say Ring launches the $60 Video Doorbell Wired The future of work is here, experts say: How companies can make sure everyone benefits Andrea Samacicia Mullan, the founder and CEO of Victory Public Relations, started her own business so she could achieve professional success and have the family life she envisioned for herself. She made flexibility a core value from the start by giving her employees the space to prioritize their families when they needed to. © Provided by CNBC In addition to being remote, Victory employees have always been able to work the hours that best fit their families' schedules. Mullan prioritized allowing her employees to determine when they could get their work done without micromanaging them. Load Error More from Grow:The first women’s recession in the U.S.: What it means, and what comes...
    A doctor holds a newborn baby. ER Productions Limited/Getty Images Experts predict the pandemic may lead to 300,000 fewer births in 2021. New data from states that track births in near-real-time offer clues about a possible birth rate slow-down. The pandemic decline compounded with years of falling birth rates could have long-lasting impacts. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Months of economic hardship, public health panic, and tenuous confidence in the future have led to the beginnings of a pandemic-driven "baby-bust." New data from some states that track births in near-real-time offer clues about a possible decline in the birth rate, according to a new NBCLX report. Phillip Levine, an economics professor at Wellesley University, and Melissa Kearney, an economics professor at the University of Maryland, published a report this summer predicting the pandemic could result in half a million fewer births in 2021. They updated their...
    London (CNN)In March last year, the UK government said it was hopeful the country could cap its coronavirus deaths at 20,000. It was a grim target to set, but one the nation came to begrudgingly accept.Now, 10 months on, the country counts more than 100,000 people as its Covid-19 dead, government data showed Tuesday. The UK has earned the dishonor of having one of the worst per capita death rates in the world. A surge in case numbers that began in December has pushed hospitals to the brink. ICU workers say they have been forced to "dilute" their care and describe mental health struggles under unprecedented pressure. Schools are shut and have moved online, disrupting the lives of students and working parents alike. All but essential shops are closed. In England, socializing, even outdoors, is banned, except in pairs for exercise. Londons ICU nurses detail depression and disaster There are few differences from the spring, when Britons...
    How Joe Biden’s Tax Plan Could Affect You New Federal Regulation Kicks Open Door for Classic-Car Replicas Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life These Are the 4 Masks You Should Be Wearing Right Now, Experts Say As new, more transmissible strains of COVID continue to emerge, many experts have urged people to get higher quality masks. While it's true that almost any mask is better than no mask at all, some face coverings don't provide adequate protection to keep you safe from coronavirus, especially with the new variants making their rounds. According to experts, there are four masks that offer superior protection. "As we progress in this pandemic, we are coming to the realization that no, not all masks are the same," Martin...
    Danish scientists believe the Kent variant of coronavirus is less infectious than previously thought.  Analysis at the State Serum Institute in Copenhagen found the mutant strain, scientifically known as B.1.1.7, is 36 per cent more infectious than previous variants. This number is significantly lower than the 70 per cent figure first cited by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as well as the latest UK estimates, which suggest the Kent strain is around 56 per cent more infectious. However, the researchers caution estimating transmissibility is a tricky science, and its true increased infectivity could be between 20 and 50 per cent.   Scroll down for video  Analysis at the State Serum Institute in Copenhagen found the mutant, scientifically known as B.1.1.7, is 36 per cent more infectious than older strains  'In our calculations, we have found that the contact number for the British variant is 1.36 times higher than the other variants,' Tyra...
    Questions are mounting about California Governor Gavin Newsom's pandemic ban on outdoor dining, as experts suggest it may have fueled infections by driving gatherings into homes, and furious restaurateurs file suit challenging the order. Newsom's order on December 3 quickly shut down outdoor dining statewide, just days after Los Angeles had implemented its own ban, despite officials admitting there was no evidence linking outdoor dining to infections. California is one of the few states with a climate conducive to outdoor dining in the winter, and experts question whether the outdoor ban only encouraged more risky indoor gatherings.  'It shut down in early December, and things did not get better from there; things actually got worse,' Dr. Monica Gandhi, an infectious disease expert at UCSF, told SFGate. 'We won't be able to know the exact percentage it drove, but I would say closing outdoor dining certainly did not help and likely hindered...
    Seven times more children injured their eyes after accidentally spraying alcohol-based hand sanitiser into them in 2020 than in 2019, a French study reveals.  They found that the number of eye exposures from alcohol-based hand sanitiser, according to the French Poison Control Center (PCC) database, was 232 between April 1 and August, 24, 2020, up from 33 the year before. Hand sanitiser was to blame for 15 per cent of all reported chemical eye splatter cases in children in August 2020, up from five percent in April and just 1.3 per cent the previous year. In 2020, 63 cases of children getting hand sanitiser in their eyes in a public space were reported, whereas none occurred in 2019.  Seven times more children injured their eyes after accidentally spraying alcohol-based hand sanitiser into it in 2020 than in 2019, a French study reveals (stock) Scientists studied the number of paediatric...
    In February 2015, a video showing 21 Christians being executed by ISIS on a beach in Libya shocked the world. The men, known as the 21 martyrs, were dressed in orange jumpsuits as they were killed on camera for their Coptic Orthodox faith. For many people, this was the first time they learned of Egypt’s Copts, the largest Christian population in the Middle East. The Copts, who make up 10% of the country’s population, are familiar with violent persecution. In the last several years, Coptic churches in Egypt have been regularly bombed, and in 2018, a group of Copts were murdered by gunmen while riding a bus on its way to a Christian monastery. Experts on international religious freedom explained during a Friday panel organized by In Defense of Christians, a Washington-based advocacy group, that leadership domestically and abroad is making the survival of the Christian faith in Egypt...
    N. Carolina cities begin passing historic LGBTQ nondiscrimination laws Rioters who love their guns could lose them after Capitol attack These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life This Word You Use All the Time Makes People Not Trust You, Experts Say Words mean everything, whether it's the way you handle an argument with a friend or how you talk about yourself. But in the midst of an important conversation, there's one word that you may not realize is better left unspoken. Even though this simple three-letter word may be common in your daily life, it can actually be hindering both you and your relationships, making people not trust you and depleting your confidence in yourself on top of it. According to experts,...
    Donald Trump is a potential flight risk if criminal charges are brought against him for the deadly riot at the Capitol, legal experts have warned. The president was impeached by the House yesterday and now faces the prospect of a criminal trial - with reports saying he is still mulling pardoning himself before he quits the White House. The impeachment alleges that Trump incited an insurrection on Capitol Hill which left five people dead, including a police officer, last Wednesday. During the campaign Trump joked that he would leave the country if Joe Biden defeated him and reports have suggested he plans on travelling to his golf course in Scotland before the inauguration ceremony.  Douglas McNabb, a private attorney with expertise in international extradition, told The Washington Times that if charged, Trump could easily fall into the category of a potential fugitive. 'He's got money. He's got property. He's got...
    By Nicole Chavez | CNN Hours before President Donald Trump was impeached for his role in inciting last week’s deadly attack, several lawmakers described the rioters as White supremacists. “Let us be clear, this was a domestic terror attack perpetrated by riotist mobs of White supremacists, armed equipped and many skilled in police and military tactics who came to overturn an election in which their candidate Trump lost,” Rep. Joyce Beatty of Ohio and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus said in the group’s hearing. During the impeachment debate Wednesday to excoriate Trump, Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri, who was a veteran BLM activist before becoming a legislator, called the President “White supremacist in chief.” “Madam Speaker, St. Louis and I rise in support of the article of impeachment against Donald J Trump. If we fail to remove a White supremacist President who incited a white supremacist insurrection, it’s communities...
    (CNN)Hours before President Donald Trump was impeached on Wednesday for his role in inciting last week's deadly attack, lawmakers described the rioters as White supremacists."Let us be clear, this was a domestic terror attack perpetrated by riotist mobs of white supremacists, armed equipped and many skilled in police and military tactics who came to overturn an election in which their candidate Trump lost," Rep. Joyce Beatty of Ohio and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus said in the group's hearing.During the impeachment debate to excoriate Trump, Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri, who was a veteran BLM activist before becoming a legislator, called the President "white supremacist in chief.""Madam Speaker, St. Louis and I rise in support of the article of impeachment against Donald J Trump. If we fail to remove a White supremacist President who incited a white supremacist insurrection, it's communities like Missouri's First District that suffer the most,"...
    Kyrie Irvings absence from Nets will continue; NBA, Nets to review videos that appear to show party Dont forget to ask this before buying a used car These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft The Highest Paying Cash Back Card Has Hit The Market Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/10 SLIDES © EHStock / Getty Images/iStockphoto In April, Bloomberg reported that a used car price collapse was imminent as a result of factory shutdowns and decreased new-vehicle demand. Additionally, as rental car companies like Hertz, Avis and Enterprise were looking to sell-off their fleets after being hit by hard financial times, an influx of used cars on the market could drive prices down even further. Did Bloomberg’s predictions come to...
    More than $200billion was wiped off the value of the global cryptocurrency market, after bitcoin's value fell by more than 20 per cent in just four days, setting alarm bells ringing in Wall Street.  Bitcoin prices surged to a new all-time high of nearly $42,000 on Friday, with the total digital coin market worth an estimated $1.07 trillion.  But on Monday, bitcoin's value had plunged by 22% all the way back to about $31,000, making the market worth $880 million.  However, experts have claimed that the sudden drop should be welcomed as a 'healthy correction', after the 12-year-old cryptocurrency had soared to unsustainable, record-high prices.  Bitcoin's value surged by 900% since March, which The Bank of America warned could be 'the mother of all bubbles'  Bitcoin's value dropped by 22% in four days, from $42,000 on Friday to $31,000 on Monday, wiping $200million off its value, but experts...
    (CBS4) — With the coronavirus pandemic dominating the headlines, it’s easy to forget we are right in the middle of flu season. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 3,546 Coloradans were hospitalized during the 2019-2020 season (Sept. 29, 2019-May 23, 2020.) Meanwhile, since September 2020, Colorado has had only 18 flu hospitalizations total. Dr. Mark Montano is the Medical Director of CareNow Urgent Care Clinics. He says wearing masks and social distancing is also keeping the flu from spreading. Dr. Mark Montano (credit: CBS) “Usually those are spread by us touching our face, rubbing our nose or our eyes and then touching objects around us or shaking hands so all of the things we’re doing to keep safe for COVID-19, definitely keep us safe from influenza.” This fall, doctors were concerned of a “twindemic”—an outbreak of flu and coronavirus at the same time. That’s why even...
    The tiny-house movement is changing. picture alliance / Getty In 2020, the tiny-house movement saw an increase in interest and a boom in sales thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.  Insider spoke to experts about what they think the movement needs to achieve this year for tiny houses to become a legitimate housing option. Zack Giffin, the host of "Tiny House Nation," said the movement's main goal in 2021 is to convince more states and municipalities to legalize tiny houses across the country. To do that, experts say, the movement must market itself as a great option for singles and couples with no children, it must rebrand itself as an affordable housing option, and it must distance itself from RVs and camper vans.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. When the coronavirus pandemic swept across the country in 2020, Nick Mosley didn't know what would happen to his tiny-house...
    (CNN)Yesenia Lara spoke to her uncle on the phone nearly every day until May 1. Raul Rodriguez, 61, who was in a Texas county jail after a DUI conviction, had struggled with alcoholism but was a loving man who was "outgoing, always laughing," she said.He told her there were about 15 to 20 other inmates in his cell and that they cut up shirts to use as face masks. He mentioned his throat hurt. And then she didn't hear from him again. A little more than two weeks after their last conversation, she said authorities notified her family he had died of Covid-19. "My uncle was a strong man," Lara said. "He still had life in him. And I feel like that was just taken from him."Raul RodriguezRodriguez is one among hundreds of thousands of people who have been infected with Covid-19 inside the country's jails and prisons -- and...
    Politicians spouses are some of the first to get coronavirus vaccines Politics live updates: Second Trump impeachment could come next week, says assistant House Speaker Katherine Clark Stock market gains continue, despite anxiety over the pandemic and chaos in Washington. Heres what money experts say you should do The coronavirus pandemic and chaos in the U.S. Capitol can't keep the stock market down. © Provided by CNBC Supporters of Donald Trump gather outside the Capitol building in Washington D.C., on January 06, 2021. While Americans may be in disbelief over the riots that saw lawmakers running for cover and caused a few members of the Trump administration to resign, the stock market just keeps ticking higher. Load Error A flash poll by POLITICO/Morning Consult found 64% of registered voters said they were "worried" about the events that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Yet stocks rallied to...
    Supporters of Donald Trump gather outside the Capitol building in Washington D.C., on January 06, 2021.Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic and chaos in the U.S. Capitol can't keep the stock market down. While Americans may be in disbelief over the riots that saw lawmakers running for cover and caused a few members of the Trump administration to resign, the stock market just keeps ticking higher. A flash poll by POLITICO/Morning Consult found 64% of registered voters said they were "worried" about the events that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Yet stocks rallied to record highs again on Thursday, with the Nasdaq closing above 13,000 for the first time. On Wednesday, when Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped more than 437 points, or 1.4%, a record close. The market also ended 2020 at an all-time high, despite a...
    Heavy drinking weakens your immune system and is generally bad for your health. Matthew Horwood/Getty Images Experts in the UK and Russia have warned against drinking before and after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. While Russia's two-month ban might be too strict, staying sober will keep your immune system functioning in full force. Heavy drinking adversely affects your health in a number of ways, including weakening your immune cells. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. From the UK to Russia, scientists are expressing concern about how alcohol consumption may affect people's immune responses to the COVID-19 vaccine. The consensus is that alcohol does suppress the immune system. But experts' guidance on whether to avoid booze before and after getting vaccinated — and for how long — have varied. The strictest recommendation came out of Russia last month, when health official Anna Popova told citizens they should not drink...
    WASHINGTON -- The storming of the U.S. Capitol is a jarring but natural product of years of violence and hateful rhetoric stoked by disinformation and conspiracy theories, experts on far-right extremism said as they pored over images of Wednesday's riot.Members of far-right groups, including the violent Proud Boys, joined the crowds that formed in Washington to cheer on President Donald Trump as he urged them to protest Congress' counting of Electoral College votes confirming President-elect Joe Biden's win. Then they headed to the Capitol. Members of smaller white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups also were spotted in the crowds. Police were photographed stopping a man identified as a leading promoter of the QAnon conspiracy theory from storming the Senate floor.Online forums popular with Trump supporters lit up with gleeful posts about the chaotic scenes broadcast from the Capitol. Thousands of messages on Parler, a right-wing alternative to Twitter, included the hashtag...
    What is sedition? US Capitol breach was almost textbook example, legal expert says U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao becomes first Trump cabinet member to resign in protest Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress & Anxiety Away Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life This State Is Now the COVID 'Hot Spot of the World,' Experts Say With COVID cases continuing to skyrocket nationwide, some states have found themselves in more dire situations than others. Now, experts are warning about the quickly worsening COVID outbreak in the state of Arizona, which has been dubbed "the hot spot of the world," saying that the situation is much worse than what they saw over the summer. For more information on what's happening in Arizona, read on, and for more coronavirus news,...
    (CNN)Experienced prosecutors, election lawyers and some public officials have piled on calling for criminal investigations into whether President Donald Trump broke election fraud when he pressured Georgia officials on a phone call Saturday to "find" 11,870 votes that would reverse his loss in the state.While the path to a federal criminal case against the outgoing President isn't an easy one to make, Georgia officials said the state could be considering a serious inquiry and the matter has already been referred to the FBIFact checking Trumps call with Georgias secretary of state"If you look at the statutes, both the federal statutes and the Georgia state statutes, if you engage in some effort to solicit or procure election fraud, and you knowingly do that, that's potentially a federal or state crime," Preet Bharara, the former US attorney in Manhattan, said on CNN on Sunday. Elie Honig, a former federal prosecutor and CNN...
    More On: COVID vaccine Cuomo blames de Blasio, hospitals for slow COVID-19 vaccine rollout Queens nurse who was first to get COVID vaccine gets second dose UK man is first to get AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine US considering giving half-doses of Moderna vaccine to speed up rollout This is sobering news. Drinking alcohol can reduce the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines, according to UK experts. In a new BBC documentary set to air Wednesday, medics evaluated changes to the immune system caused by boozing, Metro UK said. They found that even three glasses of Prosecco halved the levels of white blood cells like lymphocytes that are crucial in creating antibodies to attack viruses, the report said. “You need to have your immune system working tip-top to have a good response to the vaccine, so if you’re drinking the night before, or shortly afterward, that’s not going to help,” University of Manchester professor...
    Georgia State Election Board member David Worley (pictured) is demanding a probe into Donald Trump's call with Brad Raffensperger A Georgia State Election Board member is now demanding, according to a Sunday report, that a probe be opened into President Donald Trump's 'threatening' call with Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. The sole Democrat on the five-person panel, David Worley, wrote in an email to Raffensperger – who, as Georgia's secretary of State, serves as the State Election Board chairman – claiming an investigation is required. 'To say that I am troubled by President Trump's attempt to manipulate the votes of Georgians would be an understatement,'Worley, who is a Joe Biden supporter, wrote in the email, according to The New York Times. He continued: 'Once we have received your investigative report, it will be the board's duty to determine whether probable cause exists to refer this matter.' Worley says...
    (CNN)With more than 4.2 million people given their first doses of Covid-19 vaccines so far, experts say the pace of inoculation in the US needs to speed up."No excuses -- we're not where we want to be, but hopefully we'll pick up some momentum and get back to where we want to be with regard to getting it into people's arms," Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Sunday on NBC's Meet The Press.More than 4.2 million people had been given the first dose of coronavirus vaccines as of Saturday morning and 13 million doses had been distributed, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Covid Data Tracker said. The federal government had repeatedly promised 20 million people would have received their first shots by the end of the year. US surgeon general contradicts Trump on Covid-19 death tollBut the pace is...
    DigitalVision via Getty Many kids have more independence to play alone or make simple meals during the pandemic. Parents say that their children have enjoyed their new-found freedom, while doctors add that autonomy has important developmental benefits.  Growing independence in kids could be a benefit of pandemic life, experts say. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Jackie McGuire, a Maryland mom of three, has been giving her children a bit more space during the pandemic. During the day, she's begun leaving the kids alone for short periods of time, or letting them walk around the block in pairs, with a walkie talkie to keep in touch. At night, she sends them all their shared bedroom at a set time, but allows them to stay up talking as late as they want. Schooling is all done asynchronously, so the kids can complete their work when they feel like...
    Drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria causes 820,00 gonococcal infections per year Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "Super-gonorrhea" began trending on Twitter over the weekend after a World Health Organization representative told the Sun the STI may be becoming more resistant to antibiotics.  The pandemic has not created a super strain of gonorrhea, nor do we have evidence of rising cases yet. But experts told Insider the over-prescription of antibiotics — either in attempts to treat COVID-19 or to treat related infections — could be making the STI more resistant to treatment.  Super-gonorrhea is not more severe or transmissible than gonorrhea, but has fewer treatment options.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. If you scrolled through Twitter over the weekend, you may have encountered a trending and terrifying phrase: super-gonorrhea.—Strictly (@christoq) December 27, 2020  The social media panic came after a World Health Organization (WHO) representative told the...
    The Biden campaign promised to end for-profit detention centers, saying businesses shouldn’t profit from refugees or asylum seekers, but a Heritage Foundation expert says these facilities provide the highest levels of federally mandated detention standards. Biden has yet to say how he will manage migrant caravans from Central America if they reach the U.S. border, though some experts expect he will return to catch and release policies.   The Biden campaign said it would end President Donald Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols that require migrants to remain in Mexico as their claims are processed. Immigration experts expect President-elect Joe Biden’s administration to do away with several of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, though some are skeptical that undoing Trump’s policies will be easy. Biden’s campaign promised to end for-profit detention centers, undo policies instituted during the Trump administration such as the Migrant Protection Protocols, and to welcome immigrants, asylum seekers...
    The new, highly-contagious strain of COVID-19 that has come out of the United Kingdom recently shouldn’t be a cause of major new concern, according to multiple experts monitoring the situation. .  World Health Organization officials say they have no evidence that the new strain of the coronavirus causes more severe symptoms or is more deadly than what has already been seen, according to Reuters. “It’s very important to tell the public the way it is, but it’s also important to get across that this is a normal part of virus evolution,” emergencies chief for the WHO Mike Ryan reportedly said.  Testing chief for the White House coronavirus task force Admiral Brett Giroir echoed a similar stance, telling CNN that Americans have “every reason to believe that the vaccine will be effective” against all strains of the virus, the Washington Examiner reports. Giroir said he wasn’t trying to downplay the new...
    Stone Age arrowheads made of human bones have been discovered in the Netherlands. According to a new report, ancient hunters were selective about which skeleton they scavenged and used the remains of dead tribesmen whose hunting prowess they hoped to invoke. Thousands of years ago, during a great glacier period, sea levels were considerably lower and the UK was connected to mainland Europe by a vast tract called Doggerland. Hundreds of barbed points made of bone washed ashore in the Netherlands that are believed to have been made and used in Doggerland more than 7,000 years ago. Archaeologists are certain the points were used in projectile weapons, probably arrows but possibly spears.  An analysis of nine such points showed seven were made from deer antler and bone, but two were composed of human bone.  Scroll down for video  Researchers in the Netherlands believe these barbed points, made of bone,...
    Saariselka, Finland. Reuters Skiing is a relatively low-risk pandemic activity, as it's outdoors, already involves face coverings, and skis can be a natural social-distancing tool.  Consider what you most love about the trip and whether there are alternatives. Keep a close eye on transmission rates in the origin and destination communities, and keep in mind how you might impact the ski town you're visiting.  Planning any trip right now requires flexible mindsets and reservations, as well as good communication among travelers about what makes them feel safe.  Have a coronavirus quandary for Anna? Submit it anonymously here.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Dear Anna, My college friends meet up for a ski trip every February. There are six of us, spread across three cities, and differing opinions around how safe the trip will be, how fun it could be if we do it safely (no apres-ski...
    World leaders should aggressively reduce the carbon footprint of the wealthiest to curb the effects of climate change, experts have said. It comes after a UN report found that the wealthiest 1 per cent pump more than twice times as much carbon into the atmosphere as the bottom 50 per cent.  It is hardly the first time that wealthy figures have been accused of driving climate change with their lavish lifestyle choices. Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry and Leonardo DiCpario were among a slew of well-heeled celebrities criticsed for attending a Google climate summit in Italy last year - arriving on private jets and yachts that left an estimated 800-tonne carbon footprint. Katy Perry (centre left) and Orlando Bloom (centre right) were among a host of celebrities criticised over a Google climate conference in Italy last year that they attended via private jet and yacht (pictured, backs to camera, are Oprah...
    Could anything be better than chilling by the sky-blue waters of Belize, with servants doing your grunt work? Not for the longfin damselfish, who has turned the planktonic mysid shrimp into a virtual farmhand. The tiny shrimp have been trained to help the damselfish fertilize the algae farms that make up its diet, according to a new study out of Australia. This may be the first instance of a non-human species domesticating another species. Understanding how the damselfish has 'trained' the mysids could reveal insights into how humans first domesticated dogs, chickens and other animals. Scroll down for video Researchers in Belize found longfin damselfish have trained tiny mysid shrimp to fertilize their algae farms, in what's believed to be the first evidence of a non-human species domesticating another species Researchers developed their theory while studying the marine ecosystem at Carrie Bow Caye on Belize's Meso-American Barrier Reef. 'We...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) report says many automakers are seeing the light when it comes to an important safety feature. Well-designed cars can save lives during a crash, but experts say it’s best to avoid an accident in the first place and good headlights are key. “When you look at traffic fatalities in the United States, almost 50% of those fatalities occur when it’s dark. And so, headlights are often the critical safety feature most of us don’t think about,” says IIHS President David Harkey. IIHS has been pushing the auto industry to install better headlights for years and is now finally seeing progress. Many car companies are removing older halogen lights and replacing them with newer LED lights that can illuminate the road an additional 100 feet. “That’s how we rate these headlights. We rate them in terms of how far they...
    Maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly are important factors to staying healthy. However, a new study shows esports video gamers are healthier and more fit than the general public. According to a new survey on studyfinds.org, esports gamers are nine to 21% more likely to have a healthy body weight than other people. The study also showed gamers are much less likely to drink alcohol or smoke. Experts say they are almost 8% more likely to avoid drinking on a daily basis. Meanwhile, only 3.7% of esports players smoke daily. That’s far less compared to the global smoking average of 18.7%. The study revealed e-sports gamers are much more physically active on a regular basis as well. Experts say the best players exercise four days a week on average. Researchers suggest physical fitness may influence video gaming abilities. However, the study found just over 4% of video gamers are...
    The owner of a Bristol home where a new Banksy mural has appeared have pulled out of the the sale at the 11th hour after it emerged the property could now be worth £5million.  Aileen Makin, 57, owns the £300,000 property which could now see its value skyrocket because of the artwork.  She was due to exchange contracts next week, but decided against the move after the street artist confirmed the work painted on the side of her home was his, ITV reports.  A Banksy expert estimates the artwork could add up to £5million in value to the blue-painted property.   Aileen Makin, 57, owns the £300,000 Bristol property and has now pulled out of its sale at the 11th hour after a Banksy artwork appeared on the side of her home on Thursday, which could now see its value skyrocket The piece, entitled 'Aachoo!!', was first discovered...
    CHICAGO — Coronavirus vaccines are coming to Chicago — but life still won’t return to normal for many months. City and state officials have repeatedly said the vaccine campaign will be slow because demand is high while supply is low. Vaccines aren’t expected to be available to the general public until late spring or the summer. In the meantime, people will have to continue living as they have during the pandemic, which means following safety measures like wearing masks, social distancing and washing their hands frequently, the city’s and state’s top doctors have said. That likely won’t change even after you’ve been able to get vaccinated. Dr. Allison Arwady, head of the Chicago Department of Public Health, has said people will still need to wear masks, social distance and take other safety measures after being vaccinated. RELATED: A Coronavirus Vaccine Is Coming. Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Getting...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpDozens of protesters gathered outside home of Michigan elections chief Arizona legislature shuts down after Giuliani tests positive for coronavirus Trump election claims dominate Georgia Senate debate MORE’s attempt to subvert the election results is destined to fail but is causing long-term damage to American democracy, experts say. Trump saw more doors close on Monday. Georgia re-certified President-elect Biden’s victory while a federal judge denied an effort by Michigan Republicans to have the results decertified in their state. The electoral college meets on Dec. 14 and there is no sign so far that any state will acquiesce in Trump’s push to overturn the outcome.  His efforts are unlike any seen in modern times, however.  For example, the president called Georgia Gov. Brian KempBrian KempJuan Williams: Trump is feasting on a dying GOP Trump election claims dominate Georgia Senate debate Loeffler sidesteps debate question on Trump's claims of...
    8 Investing Lessons Learned In 2020 Relive the 90s Outdoor Lifestyle in This Minty Stick-Shift Ford Explorer 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 Full screen 1/10 SLIDES © Provided by Eat This, Not That! The Habits That Drive the Most Weight Loss of All, Say Experts Let's face it: When it comes to losing weight, your daily habits are everything. And according to several top doctors, celebrity trainers, and experienced weight loss specialists we spoke to, there are at least nine habits you should be incorporating into your daily life if you want to see significant results. Curious what they are? Read on, because...
    A new report shows one in 10 students in New York City public schools were homeless for the 2019-2020 school year, with the majority participating in remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic in shelters or temporary housing. However, advocates warn the number is likely much higher.  More than 111,000 children enrolled in the city's district or charter schools were identified as homeless this past year, the fifth consecutive year the number has topped the six-figure mark, according to a report released Thursday by the nonprofit Advocates for Children of New York. "If these students comprised their own school district, it'd be one of the largest school districts in the entire United States," Randi Levine, the organization's policy director, told CBS News. "The number of students experiencing homelessness in New York City is twice the size of the entire Boston public school system." Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox ...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As schools continue to navigate hybrid, remote, and in-person learning, much of the focus has been on the younger students. Now, some high school students say they feel like the forgotten children. As CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez found out Tuesday, it’s taking a physical and mental toll. Diana Vacca of Dyker Heights, Brooklyn has been remote learning, having not stepped foot in Professional Performing Arts High School in Manhattan since the coronavirus pandemic began in March. “I feel overwhelmed and like really stressed,” the 15-year-old said. MORE: Schools: The New Normal | State, New York City Make Moves To Bridge Digital Divide For Remote Learning She’s so stressed, she said she lost eight pounds, which is a serious concern for her mother, Cynthia Vacca. “Emotionally, I know it has been difficult for her to kind of navigate how to self instruct because in reality the teachers are just...
    Iceland was one of the first countries to reopen its borders to visitors last summer. Kevin Kopf/Shutterstock Iceland was one of the first countries to reopen its borders to visitors last June and tested all travelers for COVID-19. After a second wave in the summer, it tightened restrictions on incoming travelers, asking them to either quarantine for 14 days, or take a test on arrival, quarantine for five days, and then take a second test. But from December 10, Iceland will allow travelers that can prove that they have recovered from the coronavirus to skip both testing and quarantine. While experts agree that reinfection is rare and that patients generally do develop some sort of immunity, we don't know enough yet about how long immunity can last. It's worth noting that while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention no longer advises against nonessential travel, it does warn...
    Coronavirus updates: Every hour, 65 Americans are dying; AstraZeneca plans additional trial after error; hospitalizations hit record, again For Big Tech, Biden brings a new era but no ease in scrutiny 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 Full screen 1/13 SLIDES © Provided by Eat This, Not That! These 12 Foods Drive the Most Weight Loss of All, Say Experts If you've ever wondered what the best ever foods are that you should be eating to lose weight, good news: So have we! That's why we reached out to scores of top doctors, registered dietitians, weight loss coaches—...
    (CNN)The Covid-19 pandemic is raging across the US -- already more devastating than previous surges and showing no signs of slowing down. On Thanksgiving, the US marked its 24th day in a row with more than 100,000 new cases. Hospitalizations Thursday hit a new high -- for the 17th consecutive day -- with now more than 90,400 Covid-19 patients nationwide, according to the COVID Tracking Project. More than 1,200 deaths were reported. The country's death toll since the pandemic's start is now more than 263,000. And nearly another 60,000 could lose their lives over the next three weeks, according to an ensemble forecast published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week.One expert told CNN Wednesday night the number of daily deaths will likely double in the next ten days. Coronavirus hospitalizations hit another record as experts warn Thanksgiving gatherings could worsen the pandemic"So, we'll be seeing...
    A mass grave of 20 'possibly medieval' skeletons has been unearthed in Vianen by city workers excavating a moat. A majority of the remains are said to be men age 15 to 30, who lived between the Late Middle Ages and the 18th century. A number of rusty nails were also collected from the scene, which suggests the stacked skeletons were initially buried in a wooden box. The rare discover lies just outside the grounds of Batestein Castle, leading archaeologists to believe there may be more skeletons hiding in the area. A mass grave of 20 'possibly medieval' skeletons has been unearthed in Vianen by city workers excavating a moat. A majority of the remains are said to be men age 15 to 30, who lived between the Late Middle Ages and the 18th century The remains were discovered Friday, with nine skeletons confirmed by the evening. However, archaeologists...
    President-elect Joe Biden’s gun control plan includes a provision to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce In Arms Act, which protects firearm sellers and manufacturers from lawsuits related to the misuse of weapons or ammunition.  Two Second Amendment experts said the plan could cripple the gun industry and drive companies and small sellers alike into bankruptcy.  Remington Arms Company, which recently went bankrupt, and Cabelas were recent targets of gun-related lawsuits, and the firearms advocates insist the Georgia Senate races will determine if Biden’s policies are enacted into law.  President-elect Joe Biden’s gun control plan, which in part seeks to remove liability protections on firearm manufacturers and dealers, could bankrupt major players in the weapons industry, two experts said. The former vice president’s “Plan To End Our Gun Violence Epidemic” seeks to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce In Arms Act, which affords firearms dealers and manufacturers legal...
    The typical astronaut has a degree in science or math, spent countless hours working as a pilot and is in good health, but the right stuff will not matter for those looking to go to Mars – they will need 'conscientiousness.' A study led by Western University found space fairing heroes who wish to survive on the Red Planet will need to possess an eagerness for doing the right thing. This personality trait was also found to outdistance others like 'honesty,' 'humility,' 'emotionality,' 'extraversion,' 'openness' and 'agreeableness.' Julia McMenamin, a Western psychology PhD candidate, said: 'Conscientiousness, an individual personality trait, can be thought of as a pooled team-resource.' 'The more conscientiousness a team is, the better they will likely be at accomplishing tasks.' The findings stem from the four-week AMADEE-18 analog mission, which simulated a Mars environment featuring isolated and extreme conditions, along with exploring different personality traits to gather...
    Choosing the window seat could reduce your risk of infection. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto/Getty The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is strongly urging Americans to stay home this Thanksgiving and celebrate with the people they live with. The CDC warns that "travel may increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others this year." Though it doesn't recommend traveling, the CDC says that "most viruses and other germs do not spread easily on flights because of how air circulates and is filtered on airplanes." Some experts agree and say that there are certain things you can do to minimize the risk of infection on flights, such as frequent handwashing. Sitting in the window seat can also somewhat reduce your risk of infection by having fewer people in close proximity than you would in other seats....
    OXFORD'S coronavirus vaccine will "hail the beginning of the end of the pandemic", experts have claimed. The Oxford/AstraZeneca jab - which is cheaper and easier to store than Pfizer and Moderna's has been found to be 90 per cent effective in late-stage findings. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3Experts have praised the development in the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus jab trialCredit: PA:Press Association Britain has already ordered 100 million doses of the jab which has been shown to work in different age groups, including the elderly. If the jab gets regulatory approval - four million doses could be ready by the end of the year. Professor Andrew Pollard, director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, department of paediatrics at the University of Oxford, hailed today as "a very exciting day". He said: "We have a vaccine for the world, because we've got a vaccine which is highly effective...
    How non-members can shop at Costco GMs Diesel Full-Size SUVs Combined MPG Better That of the Much Smaller Infiniti Q60 Coupes Seniors On Medicare Are Getting a Big Pay Day in 2020 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life The Single Best Black Friday Deal From Target, Experts Say Whether you're looking for electronics, housewares, clothing, or games, Target has practically every product under the sun. That's what makes the Target Black Friday sale a must-shop event every year—in one fell swoop, you can load up on gifts for your family, household essentials, and even a little something for yourself, too. Read on to discover what experts say you should buy this year at Target's Black Friday Sale. And if you can't wait until Black Friday to shop, This Is the Best...
    Why do payday loans get a bad rap? Want Your 2021 Kia Sorento With More Beef? Use These Two Concepts as Inspiration Seniors On Medicare Are Getting a Big Pay Day in 2020 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life The One Thing You're Doing That Makes People Not Trust You, Experts Say A recent Pew Research study found that 64 percent of people think Americans' level of trust in each other has been shrinking over the years. But cultural trends aside, you may be making people lose their trust in you all on your own. As fun as it may be to gossip, if you find yourself starting sentences with, "Don't tell so-and-so I told you this, but," you're likely not convincing other people to confide in you. According to experts,...
    (CNN) — For months, health experts have warned that all it takes is one infected person to create an outbreak. Evidence of such coronavirus spreads has already been seen in many parts of the country this year — including at funerals, weddings and even small to medium-sized get-togethers with friends. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that super-spreading events, as they are often called, “are associated with both explosive growth early in an outbreak and sustained transmission in later stages.” Now, as Thanksgiving quickly approaches, health experts are worried holiday gatherings — even if they are not large in size — could result in massive spreading nationwide. As of Thursday, the US has reported over 11 million coronavirus cases and 250,000 deaths. Coronavirus can commonly spread “through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols,” which are produced even when a person breathes, according to the CDC. “One of...
    Hiring managers advice for landing a work-from-home job 2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Diesel: Review Seniors On Medicare Are Getting a Big Pay Day in 2020 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life The Single Best Black Friday Deal From Home Depot, Experts Say Whether you're looking to upgrade your kitchen or are loading up on cleaning supplies before the next lockdown starts, Home Depot has practically everything you could want for your home. And in 2020, the store's Black Friday sales are better than ever, with Home Depot offering an average of 32.1 percent off its usual prices, according to WalletHub. There's one deal in particular that stands out from the rest—read on to discover what you should buy at Home Depot on Black Friday, according to experts. And for more 2020...
    For now, it's an open question if President-elect Joe Biden has interest in testing his presidential power to try to forgive student debt.Joe Raedle |Getty Images It's a pressing question not just for higher-education experts and legal wonks. Tens of millions of Americans have a lot riding on the answer: Can the president forgive student debt without Congress? If the president was able to cancel student debt without passing legislation, in theory borrowers could see their balances reduced or eliminated overnight. On the other hand, the chances of Congress agreeing to forgive the loans is, at best, uncertain. Generally, Republicans are not in favor of debt forgiveness. For now, it's also an open question if President-elect Joe Biden has interest in testing his presidential power in this way. More from Personal Finance:Depositors struggle to get money back from banking app BeamHere's how much your company 401(k) match will be worthPersonal...
    Mayfair Mall shooting: Multiple people wounded in active shooting near Milwaukee Hospital CEO says he had Covid and doesnt need a mask. His staff are appalled. 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 1/27 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life This Store Has the Biggest Black Friday Discounts, Experts Say With Black Friday fast approaching, eager shoppers are looking...
    (CNN)For months, health experts have warned that all it takes is one infected person to create an outbreak. Evidence of such coronavirus spreads has already been seen in many parts of the country this year -- including at funerals, weddings and even small to medium-sized get togethers with friends.The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that superspreading events, as they are often called, "are associated with both explosive growth early in an outbreak and sustained transmission in later stages." CDC recommends against travel for ThanksgivingNow, as Thanksgiving quickly approaches, health experts are worried holiday gatherings -- even if they are not large in size -- could result in massive spreading nationwide. As of Thursday, the US has reported over 11 million coronavirus cases and 250,000 deaths. Coronavirus can commonly spread "through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols," which are produced even when a...
    Scientists have found that robotic vacuum cleaners could allow snoopers to remotely listen in to household conversations, despite not being fitted with microphones.  US experts found they can perform a remote eavesdropping attack on a Xiaomi Roborock robot cleaner by remotely accessing its Lidar readings – which helps these cleaners to avoid bumping into furniture.  Lidar is a method for measuring distances by illuminating the target with laser beams and measuring their reflection with a sensor.  But Lidar can also capture sound signals by obtaining reflections off of objects in the home, like a rubbish bin, that vibrate due to nearby sound sources, such as a person talking.  A hacker could repurpose a vacuum's Lidar sensor to sense acoustic signals in the environment, remotely harvest the Lidar data from the cloud and process the raw signal with deep learning techniques to extract audio information.      This flaw could reveal the gender of a...
    (CNN)Decades after 11 people were killed and dozens of homes were destroyed in Philadelphia when police deployed a bomb, the city has issued its first official apology.Tensions between police and MOVE, a Black liberation group, had been brewing since the 1970s and culminated with the deadly bombing in West Philadelphia on May 13, 1985 after city officials decided to evict the group. Last week, the city council passed the resolution after the measure was introduced earlier in this year to coincide with the 35th anniversary.Councilwoman Jamie Gauthier, who sponsored the measure, said the pain caused by the bombing has contributed to the ongoing distrust between police and residents -- something that became evident when protests erupted after Walter Wallace Jr., a 27-year-old Black man, was killed by police last month. The apology comes just weeks after officials in Greensboro, North Carolina, formally apologized for the deaths of five people during...
    Is $920,400 the Magic Retirement Savings Number? Buy This Saleen S7 LM If You Like Your Speed American Seniors On Medicare Are Getting a Big Pay Day in 2020 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life This Is the Only Animal That Can Give You Coronavirus, Experts Say SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, first infected humans after crossing species lines from an unknown animal. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), scientists speculate that this animal was a bat, because the SARS-CoV-2 genome is closely related to coronaviruses observed in horseshoe bats in China. Whatever it was, until recently, this was the only known incident of an animal infecting a human being with the novel coronavirus. Now, for the first time since that original transmission, we know that one more...
    Fact check: Sharpie is perfectly fine for Michigan ballots. In some counties, it is preferred. Marvels WandaVision will stream on Disney Plus starting Jan. 15 Fantastic Beasts is just the start. Johnny Depps career is over, experts say © Provided by INSIDER Johnny Depp. Reuters/Chinese Stringer Network Days after losing his libel case against The Sun newspaper, Johnny Depp revealed that he was "asked to resign" from his role in "Fantastic Beasts 3." But that is only the start of how the actor's career will be affected, experts said. In fact, his career as a leading man had been on the downturn long before allegations of domestic abuse in connection to his ex-wife Amber Heard became public. Former federal prosecutor Neama Rahmani told Insider that he sees no way back for Depp and believes the 57-year-old actor will become "the next Harvey Weinstein." Depp has continuously denied the...
    Johnny Depp. Reuters/Chinese Stringer Network Days after losing his libel case against The Sun newspaper, Johnny Depp revealed that he was "asked to resign" from his role in "Fantastic Beasts 3." But that is only the start of how the actor's career will be affected, experts said. In fact, his career as a leading man had been on the downturn long before allegations of domestic abuse in connection to his ex-wife Amber Heard became public. Former federal prosecutor Neama Rahmani told Insider that he sees no way back for Depp and believes the 57-year-old actor will become "the next Harvey Weinstein." Depp has continuously denied the domestic abuse allegations leveled against him by Heard. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Johnny Depp's career is over. At least that's what many experts are saying. In a 129-page ruling last week, Judge Andrew Nicol from the High Court in...
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