November 19, 2019

US: FBI investigating suicide of Epstein

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From Newsmax The FBI is investigating the suicide of Jeffrey Epstein in jail, where he was awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges. Epstein was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday morning at the Manhattan Correctional Center, according to a statement from the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The Fire Department said it received a call at 6:39 […]

‘Dressed Up’

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Dressed Up’ unveils ‘reDRESSed’ initiative New York, NY (Sonique Solutions) – The organizer behind ‘Dressed Up’, the specialty dress shoppe coming soon to Newark’s Teachers Village, has unveiled the first philanthropic effort by the retail business which is called ‘reDRESSed’. This is an advocacy program dedicated to providing dresses (and other clothing) to domestic abuse […]

5 GoFundMe campaigns that weren’t what they claimed to be

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By Talia Lakritz From Business Insider Not all GoFundMe campaigns are necessarily trustworthy. Some people have reportedly faked illnesses or staged acts of kindness to get rich quick. A campaign that calls itself “official” isn’t necessarily affiliated with the person it’s raising money for. You can’t trust everything you read on the internet. While most GoFundMe crowdfunding […]

Reuters: J&J knew for decades of asbestos in baby powder

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From Newsmax Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. She knew that her cancer, mesothelioma, arose in the delicate membrane surrounding her lungs and other organs. She knew it was as rare as it was deadly, a signature of exposure to asbestos. And she knew it afflicted mostly men who […]

Recipe of the week

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One Pot Shrimp Pasta COOKIES AND CUPS From Yummly 10 Ingredients 510 Calories 60 Minutes Ingredients USMETRIC SERVINGS: 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 yellow onion (chopped) 3 cloves garlic (minced) 24 ounces bertolli (Reserva Balsamic Vinegar and Caramelized Onions Sauce) 3 1/4 cups chicken broth 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 pound linguine (broken in half) 2 pounds shrimp (peeled […]

US: Teenagers threatened with jail if they ‘Trick or Treat’

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By: Kevin Mathews From Care2 Trick-or-treating is not a crime … or at least it shouldn’t be. Some towns around the country have decided to impose strict age limits on the Halloween ritual with actual laws and ordinances. It’s a misdemeanor to trick-or-treat after turning 12 in both Norfolk and Newport News, Virginia. A bunch […]

Did You Know? Bubble Wrap was Invented in 1957 as 3D Wallpaper That Failed to Sell

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BY RAIN NOE From Core77 I’m interested in finding awesome trivia bits you can bring up when your Tinder dates start to go south, and I just came across this gem: According to Packaging Knowledge, in 1957 two engineers working out of a garage in New Jersey were trying to invent plastic wallpaper with a […]

Poor Cat Designs’ take on virtual personal shopping uses real people instead of AI

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BY JAKE KROL From Mashable Facebook has been pushing for AI Bots to handle customer inquiries, and Apple is offering Business Chat for iMessage.But where do smaller sized businesses fit into this equation? For them, the AI helpers might carry too high a price tag and, more importantly, cut down on the personalized service a […]

$1 million US homes 1

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What a $1 million home looks like in 25 major American cities Part 1 By Tanza Loudenback and Matthew Michaels From Business Insider Million-dollar listings have become commonplace in the US real estate market. But when you compare the cost-per-square-foot for million-dollar listings across the country, you’ll find very different results. In Tampa, Florida, $1 […]

What does Amazon’s site shortlist mean for investment?

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By Erika Morphy From fDi Magazine When Amazon eventually chooses another North American HQ from its shortlist of 20, this will leave 19 also-rans. But some argue that simply being in contention will raise a location’s profile and endorse its credentials as a top site. Erika Morphy reports. At the start of 2018, US e-commerce […]