Coronavirus: Indian variant cases in the UK rise to 400 and there are now three types

The proportion of UK Covid cases caused by the Indian variant spiked eight-fold in a fortnight at the start of April, MailOnline can reveal. Four hundred cases of the strain – linked to an explosion of cases in India – have now been detected in Britain since it was first spotted in February. While it accounted […]

Uber will now deliver at-home Covid tests to more than 20 cities in as little as 1 HOUR

Uber will now deliver at-home Covid tests to more than 20 cities including Houston, Fort Lauderdale and Seattle in as little as 1 HOUR Uber has teamed up with empowerDX, an at-home health testing company based in Framingham, Massachusetts The ride-share company will deliver the kits to residents in more than two dozen cities including […]

Matt Hancock warns modern medicine may cease to exist without if superbugs are not tackled

Matt Hancock today warned the rise of deadly superbugs poses a bigger threat than Covid and should be taken as seriously as global warming. The Health Secretary said modern medicine may ‘cease to exist’ unless the ‘silent pandemic’ of antimicrobial resistance is urgently tackled. Drug-resistant diseases such as MRSA already kill 700,000 people around the […]

How your tears may soon help save your life

Here’s a good reason to start crying with happiness: your tears could soon save your life by providing an early warning of cancer, diabetes and autoimmune disease. In future, they may even predict your risk of developing Alzheimer’s. And tears are not the only bodily secretions that are being used in a new generation of […]

Vaccine passports WON’T be ready by May 17

Heathrow’s boss today warned of his ‘deep concerns’ about impending chaos at arrivals after it emerged covid passports will not be ready for the start of foreign holidays from May 17 and could be delayed until ‘later in the summer’. John Holland-Kaye said the Home Office and UK Border Force ‘need to get a grip’ […]

Further studies underway to determine extent of clinical benefits — ScienceDaily

A natural compound previously demonstrated to counteract aspects of aging and improve metabolic health in mice has clinically relevant effects in people, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. A small clinical trial of postmenopausal women with prediabetes shows that the compound NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide) improved the ability of […]

Covid vaccine boxes must be defaced before they are thrown away, official guidance warns

Coronavirus vaccine boxes must be defaced with permanent marker and destroyed before they are thrown away, official guidance warns. NHS England instructions say this is to stop thieves using the cartons to sell fake jabs on doorsteps and the dark web. They add that vials, which contain doses before they are put into syringes, can […]

Drug development platform could provide flexible, rapid and targeted antimicrobials — ScienceDaily

When disease outbreaks happen, response time in developing and distributing treatments is crucial to saving lives. Unfortunately, developing custom drugs as countermeasures is often a slow and difficult process. But researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have created a platform that can develop effective and highly specific peptide nucleic acid therapies for use against […]

Can PLANT extract protect against COVID? Clinical trial begins for vaccine made from tobacco shrub

Researchers around the country are testing a new two-dose COVID-19 vaccine candidate that is plant-based. Developed by Medicago vaccination, a biopharmaceutical company based in Canada, the shot uses a tobacco shrub to produce coronavirus-like particles. The help the body recognize the pathogen so that it can induce an immune response and launch an attack if […]

But protective effects seen only among women, study finds — ScienceDaily

Taking multivitamins, omega-3, probiotics or vitamin D supplements may lessen the risk of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 infection — at least among women — indicates a large population study, published online in the journal BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health. But taking any of vitamin C, zinc, or garlic supplements wasn’t […]

The new model may have applications for studying and predicting a range of dynamical systems — ScienceDaily

The dynamics of the neural activity of a mouse brain behave in a peculiar, unexpected way that can be theoretically modeled without any fine tuning, suggests a new paper by physicists at Emory University. Physical Review Letters published the research, which adds to the evidence that theoretical physics frameworks may aid in the understanding of […]

Can the new cheeses with added probiotics, protein and charcoal really be gouda for your health? 

Sales of cheese — one of the UK’s favourite comfort foods — were up by a massive 15 per cent at the height of the pandemic last year, according to market researcher Kantar.  While many of us find cheese delicious, it does tend to be packed with fat, calories and salt. So could one of the […]

Coronavirus: China knew Wuhan market was a disease risk for years before Covid, scientist says

Chinese health officials knew Wuhan’s Huanan Seafood Market was a disease risk for years before the Covid pandemic started there, an Australian scientist has claimed. Professor Eddie Holmes, a virologist at the University of Sydney, said he was taken on a tour of the market by public health officials in the now-infamous city in 2014. […]

Wonder drug set to help millions of NHS patients

An expensive wonder drug used to battle the most severe cases of rheumatoid arthritis could soon treat NHS patients with a range of diseases after cut-price versions became available. Adalimumab, known by the brand name Humira, dampens the inflammation that causes the joint pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis.  But it can also treat other […]

Fury over No10’s ‘un-British’ plan to slap calorie counts on beer, wine and spirits

Matt Hancock’s plan to slap calorie counts on all alcohol served in pubs was today branded ‘un-British’ and ‘an attempt to nanny the country’. Documents leaked last night revealed health chiefs want to force larger chains to disclose the amount of calories for every beer, wine and spirit ordered in their bars.   The scheme, reportedly […]

Shipments of Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines will increase by 7% next week after J&J shot paused

The U.S. government is increasing its allocations of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus vaccine after federal agencies recommended a pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Across the country next week, there will be a seven percent increase in the number of doses shipped, according to new data published on Tuesday. During the week of […]

Centrifugal multispun nanofibers put a new spin on COVID-19 masks — ScienceDaily

KAIST researchers have developed a novel nanofiber production technique called ‘centrifugal multispinning’ that will open the door for the safe and cost-effective mass production of high-performance polymer nanofibers. This new technique, which has shown up to a 300 times higher nanofiber production rate per hour than that of the conventional electrospinning method, has many potential […]

How to defuse the male fertility timebomb

Could a toxic soup of chemicals in everyday life be destroying men’s ability to father children?  That is the latest claim from a U.S. expert, Dr Shanna Swan, who made headlines in 2017 with research that suggested human sperm counts are plummeting. Dr Swan, a professor of environmental medicine and public health at the Icahn […]

EU approaches India for 10m doses of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine as Delhi blocks UK jabs shipment

The European Union has approached India in a bid to buy 10million doses of the AstraZeneca jab from its Serum Institute, as the bloc desperately scrambles to procure more vaccine supplies.  Britain has already blamed India’s export ban for delaying the shipment of five million doses to the UK and restricting the country’s vaccine drive […]

UK taxpayers pumped £21m in to fitting out Dutch vaccine factory that EU have now blocked

No10 was today urged to consider asking for a refund of the £21million it invested into fitting out a Dutch factory to make AstraZeneca jabs, if the EU presses ahead with its threat to impose an export ban. Health Secretary Matt Hancock approved the multi-million pound investment in the Halix factory in Leiden with the […]

Covid US: Pfizer asks FDA to expand emergency use of vaccines to include children aged 12 to 15

BREAKING NEWS: Pfizer asks FDA to expand emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine to include kids ages 12 to 15 Pfizer Inc has asked the FDA to expand emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine to Americans between ages 12 and 15   Recent clinical trial data found that the vaccine was 100 percent safe and […]

LIBBY GALVIN: Can these gadgets REALLY turn you into a sleeping beauty?

Sleep for sale! is the flashing image I see in my mind’s eye when I look at the growing range of sleep trackers on the market Sleep for sale! is the flashing image I see in my mind’s eye when I look at the growing range of sleep trackers on the market. These devices, from wristbands […]

Lockdown easing could be SPED UP because vaccines ARE working, says SAGE scientist

Dr Mike Tildesley, from the University of Warwick team that correctly predicted the UK’s second wave, said he was ‘really pleasantly surprised’ that reopening schools did not cause a spike in infections Britain’s roadmap out of lockdown could be sped up because the coronavirus vaccines are working so well, according to one of the Government […]

Mënyrat për të Mbajtur nën Kontroll Nivelin e Sheqerit në Gjak

Një nga mënyrat më të domosdoshme për të mbajtur nën kontroll nivelin e sheqerit në gjak është përzgjedhja e një regjimi të shëndetshëm ushqimor. Ky i fundit është i dobishëm për të parandaluar progresin e diabetit (sëmundja e sheqerit) të tipit dy dhe efektet anësore të ushqimeve të përpunuara dhe të ëmbla. Në këtë artikull […]

Angjiinarja e Myzeqesë – Rizbulimi i Një Historie të Hershme

Mesdheu është vendlindja e angjinares, gjë që shpjegon arsyen përse ajo luan një rol të rëndësishëm në kuzhinën mesdhetare. Angjinaren e gjejmë në mbarë Evropën, Lindjen e Mesme dhe Amerikë. Shqiptarët kanë një histori të gjatë në kultivimin e angjinares, por konsumimi ishte i ulët deri të paktën në vitet 90. Pikërisht në atë kohë, […]

The best meal prep containers

(CNN) —   Americans are eating more meals at home and are facing new meal prep challenges. According to Supermarket News, 55% of shoppers polled in a study called “Covid-19: Reinventing How America Eats” said they’re eating at home more frequently because of the pandemic. As we head into a new year, we spoke to […]

Best work-from-home products we tested

(CNN) —   CNN Underscored is constantly testing products — be it coffee makers or headphones — to find the absolute best in each respective category. Our testing process is rigorous, consisting of hours of research (consulting experts, reading editorial reviews and perusing user ratings) to find the top products in each category. Once we […]

Apple had a blowout quarter in China. But can its success there continue?

Sales in the greater China region grew a whopping 57% from the same period in the previous year, topping more than $21 billion, thanks to strong demand for the iPhone 12. The results marked a big win in a key market for Apple (AAPL) — China sales made up nearly 20% of the company’s total […]

Peppa Pig: Orlando-area theme park set to open in 2022

The animated British piglet popular with preschoolers is getting her own tourist attraction — complete with muddy puddles — that developers say will be “perfect for a first theme park experience.” Children everywhere should be squealing to get to the pork — hum … park. The Peppa Pig Theme Park at Legoland Florida Resort is […]

Q&A: How the scars of Flint’s water crisis shake city’s faith in Covid-19 vaccine

In 2014, the state’s public officials assured the residents that their water was safe to drink. It wasn’t. Now, with the coronavirus vaccine rolling out across the country, some Flint residents are wondering whether or not it’s safe to take. Hesitancy is particularly high in some Black communities, which have a history of being discriminated […]

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway – CNN

In his annual letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB), investing guru Warren Buffett disclosed that the company took an $11 billion writedown last year on its 2016 purchase of Precision Castparts, describing it as “a mistake.” The 90-year-old billionaire, Berkshire’s chairman since 1970, said in the company’s annual letter to shareholders that the “ugly” […]

Best yoga mats of 2021

(CNN) —   Not all yoga mats are created equally. Key things to keep in mind when mat shopping are grip, thickness, material and size — not to mention your preferred workout. If you’re an advanced yogi who prefers feeling rooted to the floor, for example, you’re going to want a thinner mat. Recovering from […]

What Matters: A third vaccine will bring us one step closer to normal

This one is from Johnson & Johnson. If authorized, it would mean another 20 million vaccine doses could be in circulation by the end of March. This vaccine is not as completely effective as the two other vaccines already authorized from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, but it’s good enough to get on the market and Americans […]

Amazon is putting cameras in its delivery vans and some drivers aren’t happy

But Elizabeth’s work environment is set to change as Amazon announced this month that it has begun to roll out cameras inside its delivery vehicles that monitor both the road, and its drivers. Road safety experts say Amazon’s driver monitoring should bring safety benefits for the company and everyone it shares roads with. At the […]

Best Smart Plugs of 2021

(CNN) —   For those who want to enter the smart home realm without actually investing in smart devices, a smart plug — which adds a touch of automation to lamps, coffee machines and other everyday devices — is the way to go. Essentially, a smart plug is a moveable outlet paired with connectivity to […]

Global stocks routed as inflation fears dominate

Asian markets followed US stocks lower. Japan’s Nikkei 225 (N225) tumbled 4%, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index (HSI) closed down 3.6% — that index’s worst day in nine months. South Korea’s Kospi (KOSPI) dropped 2.8%, while China’s Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP) lost 2.1%. European stocks also dropped sharply in early trading. The FTSE 100 […]

India Covaxin: Some Bhopal slum residents thought they were being vaccinated against Covid-19 but were part of clinical trials

Locals who recalled hearing it back in December said they scrambled to take up the offer — 750 rupees was about twice what they’d usually earn for a day’s hard labor. And many had struggled to work at all during the pandemic. “They told us it is the corona vaccine and we should get it […]

Covid-19 vaccine rollout in Israel and the UK has been strong. Here’s what it’s like to live there

“A strong scent of marijuana drifts down the tight alleys of Jaffa’s flea market,” writes Kiley from Jaffa. “Drinking or dining in is out under Covid regulations. But ‘deliveries’ to clients in plastic chairs, using beer crates for tables on the uneven streets, mean beer and laughter flow with the easy joy of a summer […]

The week in 43 photos

Law enforcement officers investigate the scene of Tiger Woods’ rollover crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on Tuesday, February 23. The golf icon sustained serious leg injuries in the accident. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock Members of Congress observe a moment of silence on the steps of the US Capitol on Tuesday, February 23. More than […]

Dow slides more than 350 points as bond yields climb

The Dow (INDU) fell more than 360 points, or 1.2%, in the early afternoon Thursday, just one day after setting a new all-time high. The broader S&P 500 (SPX) fell 1.7% and the Nasdaq Composite (COMP) dropped a whopping 2.5%. Meanwhile, the 10-year US Treasury bond yield has climbed up to 1.51%, marking an increase […]

Bokksu review: Experience Japan through snacks

(CNN) —   Many of us are still working from home, which we’ve all learned comes with some pros and cons. You don’t have to commute, but you’re finding it hard to log off your computer at the end of the day. You can wear sweatpants to work, but you can’t fall asleep because your […]

Unemployment beneifts: 730,000 Americans filed for jobless claims last week

The Ohio and Texas drops were “due to the deep freeze that settled in across the country,” said Joe Brusuelas, chief economist at RSM, though that didn’t explain the much larger decline in warmer California. “Whatever the case, there is always holiday and weather induced distortions this time of the year in jobless claims data, […]

Best cold brew coffee makers of 2021

(CNN) —   There’s something revitalizing about an icy glass of caffeinated brew. For many, iced coffee is the coffee of choice, regardless of season or weather. There are several ways to make a delicious iced coffee, from simply chilling leftover hot coffee or making double-strength hot and pouring it over ice, to adding freshly […]

US coronavirus: US health leaders are preparing for all scenarios — including another wave of Covid-19 cases

But now is no time to let up on safety measures — for several reasons — according to experts. More than 54,000 people remain hospitalized with the virus nationwide, according to the COVID Tracking Project. And more than 57,000 Covid-19 deaths have been recorded this month alone. On Wednesday, California became the first state to […]

Two big reasons investors are worried about the housing market

Tonight: GameStop stock is all fired up — again. Plus, the US Postal Service’s new vans look like ducks, and somehow Michael Bolton gets a financial news headline in 2021 … Let’s get into it. The housing market is hot, and maybe a bit of a hot mess. As the country locked down and home […]

15 year vs 30 year mortgages: Which is better?

(CNN) —   When purchasing or refinancing a home, one of the first major choices you’ll have to make is whether you want a 15-year mortgage or a 30-year mortgage. While both options provide a fixed monthly payment over a period of many years, there are more differences between the two than just how long […]

Corporate America is open to hiking the minimum wage — when the pandemic is over

TJX (TJX), the owner of TJMaxx and Marshalls, said Wednesday that sales dropped during the holiday stretch as fewer consumers picked up clothes. Sales at TJMaxx and Marshalls stores in the United States open for at least a year dropped 7% during the thirteen weeks ending January 30 compared with the same stretch last year. […]

Premarket stocks: Investors are betting on a Macy’s revival. Should they be?

But stock in Macy’s (M) is now trading close to where it was before Covid-19 rattled markets, while Kohl’s (KSS) has recovered all its losses. That raises the question: Are these stores on the brink of a comeback, or have investors gotten ahead of themselves?There are clear signs that the outlook for retailers is starting […]

Housing market concerns begin to emerge

Home Depot (HD) reported earnings and sales that topped Wall Street’s forecasts Tuesday. Lowe’s (LOW) also reported better-than-expected earnings and sales on Wednesday morning, and CEO Marvin Ellison said in a statement that sales were lifted thanks to “broad-based demand driven by the continued consumer focus on the home.” Still, rising interest rates could eventually […]

Opinion: Texas goes it alone on electric power. That’s actually a good thing

Texas grid independence is being called into question after ERCOT failed to meet unprecedented electricity demand and millions of Texans went without power for days in sub-freezing temperatures. To put it mildly, people are mad. But despite a lot of political finger-pointing, I’ve seen few people pointing in the right direction. It is not Texas’ […]

Oshkosh Defense: New USPS delivery vehicle unveiled. It’s a pretty radical change

The squat, box-like van (OK, let’s just call them what they are–ugly) have a steering wheel on the right to make it easier for drivers to reach out and put mail in curbside mail boxes. They have few creature comforts, such as air conditioning. They are designed to be rugged, not flashy. They have lived […]

How Texas’s deregulated market for power led to exorbitant electric bills

“I felt almost guilty with these people not having electricity that I was complaining about my bill,” she told CNN on Monday. “At the same time, my complaint is: How am I gonna pay this?” Those closely familiar with Texas’s energy market say these power costs are less a bug than a feature of the […]

Texas storm recovery: Some Texans still don’t have water while others must change electric providers while others

At least 29 Texans were killed during the storm. That’s more than half of the 56 weather-related deaths nationally. While most Texas now have power, some of their electric providers will no longer be available. And more than 7 million people have water disruptions, including warnings to boil water before using it or having no […]

The Best Tote Bags of 2021

(CNN) —   Don’t underestimate the impact a good tote bag can have on your day. Whether you’re heading to work with your laptop in tow or going on a grocery run with all your everyday essentials looped under your arm, you want to make sure you pick one that properly suits your needs. But […]

Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine: FDA committee to consider authorization for single-dose shot this week

The vaccine is the third under consideration for the US market, and would be the first single-dose Covid-19 shot available here. Like the earlier Covid-19 vaccines, it was developed and tested at a remarkable pace, condensing into months what might have taken years before the pandemic. But there are few answers on what will happen […]

US coronavirus: ‘We’ve done worse than most any other country,’ Fauci says as US marks grim Covid-19 death toll

“I believe that if you look back historically, we’ve done worse than most any other country and we’re a highly developed, rich country,” Dr. Anthony Fauci told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Monday. “It’s so tough to just go back and try and do a metaphorical autopsy on how things went. It […]

Dog lovers defend Biden’s ‘Champ’ after called ‘junkyard dog’ by news anchor

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Best credit cards for Amazon

(CNN) —   CNN Underscored reviews financial products such as credit cards and bank accounts based on their overall value. We may receive a commission through the LendingTree affiliate network if you apply and are approved for a card, but our reporting is always independent and objective. People are shopping at Amazon more than ever, […]

The 737 Max is no longer Boeing’s biggest problem, after yet another safety grounding

But now Boeing (BA) faces perhaps a more serious long-term problem: the near collapse of the market for widebody passenger jets, which is crucial to the company’s sales. The failure rained aircraft parts onto a suburban neighborhood. Fortunately no one on the ground was hurt and the plane was able to land with no injuries. […]

GameStop fiasco helps build momentum for a stock-trading tax — and Wall Street is furious

But there is a deep divide over the wisdom of a financial transaction tax. Progressives see it as a smart way to simultaneously curb predatory trading while funding ambitious programs aimed at easing America’s inequality problem. Opponents, on the other hand, paint a financial transaction tax (FTT) as a nightmare. Wall Street, which would take […]

How to refinance your mortgage

(CNN) —   Interest rates continue to hover near record lows, so it’s not too late to lock in a lower monthly mortgage payment for potentially the next decade or more. But the mortgage refinance process can be complicated, with a lot of moving parts and confusing terms that can lead even experienced homebuyers to […]

This startup is helping millennials to build $100K in passive income through remote real estate investing

(CNN) —   “Real estate investment” and “passive income.” Both terms are very appealing, but for many in their 20s and 30s, both can seem very far away. But Roofstock is looking to solve that. The first step in that process is dispelling a few myths about buying property: Myth 1: You have to move […]

Texas still reeling from devastating winter storms and for some, recovery could take months

“We used everything we had on (a) hotel this week,” Ware told CNN affiliate KTRK. “After this, it’s like, where are we going to go?” “For many people in our city with means, with insurance, this week has been a significant inconvenience, but they have the means and ability to quickly transition and move forward,” […]

US coronavirus: Officials are hopeful the US is getting closer to the end of the pandemic. But there are road bumps ahead

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Sunday Covid-19 hospitalizations dropped below 1,000 for the first time since November 16 and are now down by more than half from their January peak. “With each day we are moving one step closer to eliminating and eradicating this pandemic,” Hogan said in a statement. “But we need to remain […]

Beijing’s 2008 Olympics were a soft power victory for China, but 2022 may be another story

Remembered today as an event in which record-breaking sporting achievements were matched only by the spectacular pageantry and organization of the Games, the success of the Beijing Olympics was no sure thing. China had never hosted the Olympics before, and in the run-up to the 2008 Games — held under the slogan “One World, One […]

White House says stock-trading tax is worth studying after GameStop frenzy

The GameStop situation highlights the serious issues of investor protection and market integrity, a White House spokesperson told CNN Business on Sunday. The potential impact of a financial transaction tax on GameStop-like trading deserves additional study and can be part of a greater evaluation of such a tax for revenue and market stability, the spokesperson […]

Texas outages: About half of Texans still have issues with their water supply

Winter storms wreaking havoc in the US Mark Majkrzak gives out water bottles to people in Austin, Texas, on Friday, February 19. Majkrzak, the founder of Rain Pure Mountain Spring Water, said he drove from Georgia to deliver the water. Winter storms wreaking havoc in the US Brendan Waldon repairs a utility pole in Odessa, […]

Best standing desks of 2021

(CNN) —   For many professionals and students alike, the “new normal” has meant trading in their cushy office space or classroom for a work-from-home space — one that may or may not have existed pre-pandemic. Carving out a comfortable workstation has perhaps required swapping your stiff dining room chair for an ergonomic office chair […]

McDonald’s hoodies and Dunkin’ robes: Why fast food chains want to sell you clothing

McDonald’s (MCD) latest non-edible creation is a hoodie, timed to coincide with the launch of its new crispy chicken sandwiches. Dunkin’ (DNKN) launched a wedding “kit” of matrimonial products, and Chipotle (CMG) has tapped the universe of TikTok stars for its newest T-shirt launch. While fast food chains regularly sell clothing and experiences to create […]

Minimum wage and inflation: These two charts show how much workers have fallen behind

While the President bungled two different statistics at a CNN town hall last week, the thrust of what he said is accurate: The minimum wage, which has been stuck at $7.25 an hour since 2009, has fallen far behind in terms of both inflation and productivity. Increasing the federal minimum wage is once again in […]

Stimulus bill: Biden faces the $1.9 trillion question

If that happens, it would take the federal government’s coronavirus response over the last year to nearly a staggering $6 trillion — all of it borrowed money. Biden advisers argue nothing about current economic conditions prevents Washington from spending as much as circumstances of the pandemic warrant. “The bound is what is defensible and sensible,” […]

WHO panel to recommend ‘deeper’ study of early Covid-19 clues

Independent scientists told CNN the rudimentary investigative work being recommended should have been done many months previously by Chinese scientists looking into the virus’ origin. They said they found it “surprising” and “implausible” Chinese scientists had not already done that work. The panel’s recommendations will pursue, among others, two key lines of inquiry, the investigators […]

Austin delivery driver gets stuck in the storm. She stayed with strangers for 5 days

Homeowners Doug Condon and Nina Richardson checked on Timmons to try to help get her Toyota Rav4 up the driveway, but it was stuck. They invited her to wait for a tow truck inside their home. “I’m just extremely fortunate that this is where my car crashed,” Timmons told CNN. “It was in their flower […]

Texas officials are investigating outrageous energy bills in storm price surge

“While I’m trying to get gas and groceries and make sure that my pipes don’t explode, the last thing I’m thinking about is a $7,000 bill from my utility company,” Upshaw told CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield via Skype Saturday. Texas’ utility regulator, Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), said Saturday that it is investigating “the factors […]

Dallas resident says he was charged nearly $7,000 on electric bill

Some customers in Texas are facing outrageous hikes in their energy bill as a result of this week’s storm, causing one energy company to suggest that their customers find another provider with a fixed rate if prices were too extreme. Customers in Texas have options in how they are billed for their electricity, according to […]

Bill Gates: Texas’ tradeoffs lead to deaths

Gates pushed back on Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s claim that frozen wind turbines were to blame for the massive power failure. Gates said America’s dependence on renewable energy sources isn’t high enough to worry about their stability — the problem was natural gas plants that were not weatherized. “This is not because of renewable dependency,” […]

Best travel credit cards of 2021

(CNN) —   CNN Underscored reviews financial products such as credit cards and bank accounts based on their overall value. We may receive a commission through the LendingTree affiliate network if you apply and are approved for a card, but our reporting is always independent and objective. t’s the start of 2021, and while the […]

An Asian-American man suffers a severed finger after an unprovoked attack

A man on a bicycle approached Matthew Leung, who is Asian-American, at a bus stop in Rosemead, a suburb of Los Angeles, just after 1 p.m. They exchanged hellos, but about 10 minutes later, the man, unprovoked, attacked Leung, said May Cun, Leung’s colleague at Gates Street Elementary School. Leung shielded his face with his […]

Boris Johnson’s government is ‘gaslighting’ Britain about the realities of Brexit, critics say

In that time, British exporters have struggled with new trade barriers. In some cases, orders have been slowed down by paperwork; in others, fresh produce has failed to reach its destination in time, forcing it to be destroyed. All of this is a direct result of the UK’s policy decision to leave the EU’s single […]

Opinion: Joe Manchin’s realism is just what the country needs

Sen. Joe Manchin, widely viewed as the most conservative Democrat in the now 50-50 US Senate, has announced he will support the budget resolution on Covid-19 relief being introduced by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders. In so doing, Manchin has laid down a marker: he is with his party at the beginning of this […]

How to help and get help

Arts and culture How to give American Guild of Musical Arts Relief Fund: The AGMA is a labor union that represents artists involved in America’s operatic, choral and dance heritages. Their relief fund will support members who have lost opportunities and income during the coronavirus crisis. Broadway Cares: This non-profit helps vulnerable people in the […]

Best alarm clocks of 2021

(CNN) —   Having an alarm clock may seem outdated with your smartphone’s endless number of tones and apps available to wake you up. But using your phone before you tuck in can lead to lower-quality sleep and, let’s be honest, don’t you rely on your phone for enough already? So if you want to […]

Best credit cards with cell phone insurance

(CNN) —   CNN Underscored reviews financial products such as credit cards and bank accounts based on their overall value. We may receive a commission through the LendingTree affiliate network if you apply and are approved for a card, but our reporting is always independent and objective. It’s happened to all of us. We’re walking […]

What Matters: The power’s back on in Texas but the crisis continues

But just like mayors get in trouble when streets aren’t plowed or trash isn’t picked up, governors get blame when the state power system fails, even though the power systems operate largely on their own. Or in the case of most of Texas, entirely on its own. The government also gets the blame when it […]

Eco-friendly cruise ship design sail revealed

(CNN) — French shipyard Chantiers de l’Atlantique is planning to construct cruise ships topped by striking 80 meter “eco-friendly” paneled sails, made of fiberglass and carbon. The Solid Sail/AeolDrive concept would reduce cruise emissions by up to 50%, according to the shipyard. Chantiers de l’Atlantique — behind top vessels including MSC Grandiosa and Celebrity Apex […]

Best leggings of 2021 – CNN Underscored

(CNN) —   Chances are, if you’re reading this you’ve gone through your fair share of leggings over the years — and perhaps you’re looking for a new go-to pair to suit your needs. Easier said than done in an oversaturated market and when buying them online before trying them out for size, we know. […]

US Coronavirus:Covid-19 variants could fuel another surge. Fauci says we have two powerful tools against them

“The continued spread of variants that are more transmissible could jeopardize the progress we have made in the last month if we let our guard down,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during a White House briefing. But by lowering cases, the US will give “fewer opportunities for the variants […]

Çfarë Qëndron Pas Logos Bio dhe Organike

Bujqësia organike shpesh konsiderohet si mënyra më e mirë për të ushqyer konsumatorët pa shkatërruar mjedisin. Thënë thjesht, kjo bujqësi qëndron në harmoni me natyrën, i sjell konsumatorit ushqim të freskët, të shijshëm dhe të shëndetshëm. Parimi bazë është që natyra duhet të bëjë atë që e bën më së miri. Bujqësia organike funksionon në […]

Face masks: New standards will take the guesswork out of choosing the most effective masks

ASTM International — an international standards organization — spent seven months conducting expedited testing and review and published its guidance on Tuesday. Experts and industry leaders say the new “Standard Specification for Barrier Face Coverings” has the potential to transform the quality of masks available for personal protection in the American marketplace. “The new specification […]

Fight over Rush Limbaugh’s true legacy began immediately after his death

Right-wing media outlets and personalities extolled Limbaugh as a trailblazer — but the trail he blazed was exactly why critics derided him. The New York Times podcast host Jane Coaston summed it up this way: “Rush Limbaugh was the first person I ever recognized existed largely as a Rorschach test,” she said on Twitter Wednesday […]

China, not the United States, is now Europe’s biggest trading partner for goods

Data released this week by the European Union’s statistics service attributed the shift to a 5.6% increase in imports from China in 2020 and a 2.2% increase in exports. Meanwhile, there was a “significant drop” in trade with the United States, with imports plunging 13.2% and exports falling 8.2%. The overall value of EU-China goods […]

Black-owned beauty brands to shop now

(CNN) —   We don’t know about you, but our beauty routine could definitely use a refresh. And while we’re looking to spend our hard-earned money on new products, there are a whole lot of Black-owned beauty brands that have award-winning, top-rated products we’re dying to try (and beauty staples we already use and love). […]

Madonna’s daughter Lourdes announced as the new face of Marc Jacobs

Written by Leah Dolan, CNN Lourdes “Lola” Leon, daughter of pop icon Madonna, is the new face for The Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2021 campaign. The American label announced the alliance yesterday with the release of a handful of vibrant images from the accessory collection shoot. In it, Leon is a maximalist’s dream — kitted out […]

How China is devastating Australia’s billion dollar wine industry

White lived in Shanghai for several years, setting up a network of distributors to sell his Jarressa Estate wine to the booming Chinese market, where demand for foreign wines among the middle class was growing fast. By mid-2020, more than 96% of Jaressa Estate’s wines were being sold to consumers in China, up to seven […]

Hydaway: The collapsible water bottle that fits in your pocket

(CNN) —   2021 is officially in full swing, and whether you’ve stuck to your resolutions or not, there’s still time to get the new year off to a good start. Whether you’re trying to exercise more, get better sleep, or drink less alcohol, 2020 has taught us that looking after ourselves is critical. If […]

Japandi Interior Design: Explained – CNN Underscored

(CNN) —   Move over modern farmhouse decor, there’s a new design aesthetic in town. Blending Japanese minimalism and Scandinavian hygge, Japandi is the latest trend gaining traction in the interior design world, bringing with it a cozy, but simplistic look that is popping up in homes all over the world… and piquing the interest […]

Opinion: Biden is right to spend big for Covid-19 relief. But who’s going to pay for it?

The spending is both necessary and affordable, yet there is a crucial question: how should the US pay for it? The Biden recovery plan covers three important needs. It spends $400 billion to fund the fight against the pandemic, through immunizations, an expanded public health workforce, and other means. It allocates around $1 trillion in […]

Bitcoin soars past $50,000 for the first time

The digital currency hit a record $50,602.53 before pulling back somewhat. Bitcoin is still up about 2% over the past 24 hours, and has rallied nearly 260% since the beginning of November. Investors have sent the price of bitcoin skyrocketing during the pandemic as the Federal Reserve cut interest rates to near zero in March […]

Coronavirus vaccine: Here are some things causing vaccine production bottlenecks

Vaccinating the world against Covid-19 could take years. Even with several successful vaccines on the market and many more in the pipeline, there simply aren’t enough facilities around the world to make them. CNN’s Anna Stewart takes a look at what’s being done to boost vaccine production.  Source: CNN Source link

Whoop Strap 3.0 review – CNN Underscored

(CNN) —   With the start of a new year, it’s an opportune time to leave behind all the negative energy from 2020 and start anew with healthy habits. Working out and getting your body more fit is always one of the most popular resolutions; in fact, last year, 50% of US adults wanted to […]