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This versatile and beautiful yellow gold necklace is available for sale at $40

The bad thing about the holiday season? The disappointment when you don’t get the one thing you really wanted. Since your loved ones aren’t mind-readers, you can’t be too bummed when you find the wrong makeup gift or an ill-fitting sweater under the tree. And now that it’s a brand new year, you can take this opportunity…

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The hostage-taker who on Saturday held a rabbi and his congregants for hours at a Texas synagogue — where he demanded that US authorities release a convicted terrorist — was British, according to reports. A UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office spokesperson said in a statement to news outlets on Sunday, “We are aware of the death of a British…

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Two people were injured and one man was killed in Sunday’s shootings in NYC

Three people were shot in the early morning hours Sunday in the Big Apple, including a 44-year-old who was killed in upper Manhattan, police said. The man was found around 2 a.m. in the lobby of 501 West 176th Street in Washington Heights with an apparent bullet wound to his stomach, cops said.   He was…

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How Ron DeSantis became “the 1,100-pound gorilla in Florida politics”: “Crossing him once, and you’re dead.”

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is considered one of the most powerful governors to ever hold office in the state of Florida, according to a new report. Per Politico, the Republican governor exerted even more power over top state officials and lawmakers by “cracking down on election crimes, spending $8 million to transport ‘unauthorized aliens’ out of state…

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“We’re 15 years too late”: Endocrine-disrupting plastic additive BPA is still in everything

Shortly before 2021 came to a close, a little-known agency proposed some new safety standards that accidentally triggered serious questions about human health in the age of plastics.  More specifically, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) determined that a plastic additive called bisphenol A (BPA) needs to be dramatically reduced in our environment — that is, people should have their exposure to…

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An Anthropologist explains our evolutionary love for sugar.

The sweetness of sugar is one of life’s great pleasures. People’s love for sweet is so visceral, food companies lure consumers to their products by adding sugar to almost everything they make: yogurt, ketchup, fruit snacks, breakfast cereals and even supposed health foods like granola bars. Schoolchildren learn as early as kindergarten that sweet treats…

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Rickie Lee Jones: “I became a Beatle, rather than just being a girl who liked the Beatles”

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones joined host Kenneth Womack to talk about her musical roots, having her 10-year-old world rocked by the Beatles, her recent memoir and more on “Everything Fab Four,” a podcast co-produced by me and Womack (a music scholar who also writes about pop music for Salon) and distributed by Salon. Jones,…

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Welcome to the new Cold War: U.S. tightens the noose around China

The word “encirclement” does not appear in the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), signed into law by President Joe Biden on Dec. 27, or in other recent administration statements about its foreign and military policies. Nor does that classic Cold War era term “containment” ever come up. Still, America’s top leaders have reached a consensus on a…

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Learn how to manage, analyze, and visualize data for only $35

StackCommerce Data is extraordinarily important to the success of any business. Despite this, few businesses actually use the information they collect to its fullest potential, which leads to lost opportunities. Not sure how to manage, analyze, and visualize data effectively in today’s business landscape? Then the 2022 Ultimate Microsoft Excel and Power BI Certification Bundle will be right up…

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XPG Xenia 15 KC Review: A powerful gaming laptop that’s actually quiet

At a glanceExpert’s Rating ProsVery lightVery quiet(relatively) very fastConsSubpar RGBJust barely adequate audioSD card reader barely adequateOur VerdictThe XPG Xenia 15 KC breaks the laws of thin gaming laptops by actually being very quiet—and very powerful. Best Prices Today $2,499.99 Free We’ve long wondered if it was simply impossible to have a thin Intel-based gaming…