Covid-19 live updates: Scientists call for ‘proper investigation’ into virus origins

In a letter published in the latest edition of the journal Science, the researchers say the findings of a joint investigation by the World Health Organization and China released in March are not...

ampproject.org

Israeli jets strike Gaza as ground troops stand by; Hamas launches more rockets

The fighting appeared poised to intensify, with Israel amassing three brigades near the border and thousands of Muslim worshipers expected to attend Friday prayers at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque.

ampproject.org

Can You Influence Your Own Luck?

While luck can’t be bought or sold, investors should understand how they can influence it, or recognize the opportunities to seize it when it comes along.

forbes.com

How Crypto's Rise Is Paving The Way For Technological Innovation

Cryptocurrency, tokenization and, more importantly, blockchain technologies are becoming increasingly common in the applications for networks and computing, security, industrial applications and...

forbes.com

Woman Hilariously Stuck in Latex Outfit Compared to Ross' Fail in 'Friends'

The mom could not take off an all-white latex ensemble featuring a skirt, bralette and matching jacket— a mishap similar to Ross' struggle with his leather pants in a "Friends" episode.

newsweek.com

The Irish health service shuts down its IT system after a "significant" ransomware attack that...

BBC: The Irish health service shuts down its IT system after a “significant” ransomware attack that is having a severe impact on health and social care services  —  Ireland's health service has...

techmeme.com

What Are Investors Thinking About Fulgent Genetics?

Hint: It has something to do with COVID-19.

fool.com

Pope Francis calls for incentives to boost Italy's ailing birth rate

The Supreme Pontiff called on the Italian government to create new opportunities for young people after the population shrank by more than 350,000 last year. But he's not the only religious leader...

euronews.com

Prices Mocked in L.A.'s 'Most Expensive Grocery Store' Where Vinegar Is $50

A shopper visiting the Venice branch of Erewhon was surprised to find a bottle of water priced at $12.49.

newsweek.com

Trump plans to start holding campaign rallies within weeks as he hints at plan to launch 2024...

Summary List PlacementFormer President Donald Trump will start holding rallies again next month, the New York Post reported, as he continues to hint at a potential 2024 run. A source told the Post...

businessinsider.com

Move Over, Patty Jenkins: How China’s Jia Ling Became the World’s Highest-Grossing Female Director

She may not be a household name anywhere other than her native China, but Chinese helmer Jia Ling has officially overtaken Patty Jenkins as the world’s highest-grossing female director for a...

variety.com

Forget "net zero" emissions target

A new policy roadmap provides Congress and the White House with ways to support the growth of methods to pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using everything from existing forests to direct...

axios.com

Officials warn people not to fill plastic bags with gasoline amid panic

"We know this sounds simple, but when people get desperate they stop thinking clearly," the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

cbsnews.com

Wedding rings: the newest neckwear fashion for Australian fish [Strange]

fark.com

Mark Hulbert: Why any stock market rally right now will be quick

Market-timers are running with the bulls but quick to turn bearish, reflecting weak support for current stock prices.

marketwatch.com

Post-Earnings, This E-Commerce Stock Is a Screaming Buy

This high-growth small-cap stock continues to be overlooked.

fool.com

Robert Durst’s lawyers reveal bladder cancer diagnosis and ask to delay trial

Robert Durst has bladder cancer, his lawyers revealed in a Thursday motion seeking to delay the resumption of the real-estate scion’s murder trial.

foxnews.com

IRS backlog of tax returns is growing ahead of filing deadline

Almost 31 million returns are being held for manual review, delaying refunds. "I depend on that money," one taxpayer says.

cbsnews.com

DoorDash, AMC, Disney, Coinbase, Dogecoin: What to Watch When the Stock Market Opens Today

Technology shares were set to lead gains at the end of a bumpy week.

wsj.com

Forget ‘to the moon’: ESG investors should ask what crypto is doing to the Earth

Plus: US banks push clients on climate targets, Europe spells out its green deal, and the search for better metrics intensifies

ft.com

Rep. Young Kim: Biden's immigration crisis

After visiting our southern border with a bipartisan delegation in South Texas and back home in California, it is clear that the situation continues to be a national security, public health and...

foxnews.com

Walmart, Target, and Starbucks are keeping mask mandates despite the CDC relaxing guidance for...

Summary List PlacementThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday relaxed guidance for mask-wearing in indoor and outdoor spaces for fully vaccinated people — but many...

businessinsider.com

How Democrats Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Nuking the Filibuster

There are risks in changing the rules of the Senate, but the party is realizing there's more danger in allowing McConnell to veto most of their agenda

rollingstone.com

Twitter's Lackluster Verification Policy Hurts Primary Challengers

Without a blue check mark, challengers struggle against incumbents and established candidates. The post Twitter’s Lackluster Verification Policy Hurts Primary Challengers appeared first on The Intercept.

theintercept.com

Live Audio Apps Lure Creators With Money and Promises

Talk is cheap, unless you’re an in-demand content creator for platforms like Clubhouse and its many clones.

wired.com

Log in to the Upscale, Retro-Cool Home Gym of Your Dreams

The home workout app Obé Fitness turns your living room into a high-end fitness boutique.

wired.com

Bill Gates and the Royal wiretap scandal in this week's dubious tabloids

An essential roundup of the most inessential journalism Who are you going to believe: the tabloids, or your own lying eyes? The National Enquirer cover is dominated by a photo of billionaire...

boingboing.net

Dillard's stock price target raised to $107 from $80 at Deutsche Bank

This is a Real-time headline. These are breaking news, delivered the minute it happens, delivered ticker-tape style. Visit www.marketwatch.com or the quote page for more information about this...

marketwatch.com

Former Berks fire company officials charged with theft and deception

May 14—Three former officials of the Alsace Manor Fire Company face a host of charges related to the purchase of a tanker truck and operating bingo and games of chance without a license, the Berks...

yahoo.com

CDC guidance allowing vaccinated people to ditch masks tests risk tolerance

The CDC announced Thursday that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks indoors.Why it matters: The U.S. is entering a new stage in the pandemic where the public — vaccinated or not —...

axios.com

Ireland's health service shuts down IT systems after ransomware attack

Ireland's Health Service Executive has been hit with a ransomware attack causing it to shut down its IT network and resort to pen and paper records.

engadget.com

How Kylie Jenner Used Her Lip Filler Scandal To Usurp The Kardashians And Become The Most...

Rather than shy away from the backlash over her lip fillers in 2015, Kylie capitalized on the publicity, created a billion-dollar business founded on the back of scandal, and outperformed than the...

buzzfeednews.com

Greece officially launches its tourist season after COVID decimated visitor numbers in 2020

With a valid PCR test, performed 72 hours before departure or a rapid self-test, EU, UK, US, Serbian and Israeli residents can visit Greece without quarantine.

euronews.com

Preakness 2021: Entries, Contenders, Odds and Lineup Analysis

As the second event on horse racing's Triple Crown schedule, the Preakness Stakes usually features a favorite that was victorious at the Kentucky Derby two weeks earlier...

bleacherreport.com

Buy these two FAANG stocks and ditch this one, as tech stages comeback, traders say

The FAANG stocks have taken a major hit this week, but there could be some comeback kids in the mix. Two traders share their picks.

cnbc.com

Woman Says $26 Million-Winning Lottery Ticket Was Destroyed In The Wash

The woman claims her California Lottery ticket ended up in her laundry. Lottery officials are investigating.

huffpost.com

UK pushing ahead with plans for in person COP26

The U.K. official leading preparations for the COP26 climate conference reiterated Thursday the intention to host the delayed summit in person amid the coronavirus pandemic

go.com

Marion woman in custody after man stabbed in chest during argument

May 14—ALEXANDRIA — A Marion woman is accused of stabbing a man in the chest, narrowly missing his heart. Tracy Jo Redding, 44, is facing a possible Level 3 felony aggravated battery charge. She...

yahoo.com

Radical rabbi's followers rise..

apnews.com

First Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Released in U.S. Are Hatching Now

Genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in a container at a laboratory of biotech company Oxitec in Campinas, Brazil, on August 21, 2014.

scientificamerican.com

Covid lockdown easing: Why am I exhausted after socialising?

As our social lives go from 0 to 100, here's why some are feeling burned out after meeting friends.

bbc.co.uk

A C.D.C. About-Face

The C.D.C. responds to scientific evidence and says vaccinated people rarely need masks.

nytimes.com

Iron ore sinks from record high on concerns over China crackdown

Authorities take steps to cool rally in prices for important steel-making ingredient

ft.com

Elder.js: An Opinionated, SEO Focused, Svelte Framework

elderguide.com

Afghan police day death toll in Kabul mosque bombing rises to 12, including the Imam

Afghan police day death toll in Kabul mosque bombing rises to 12, including the Imam

go.com

Legal Tech Jobs: Opportunities at the intersection of law & technology

“ Hello Product Hunters 😺👋 Super excited to finally share Legal Tech Jobs on here! I started this jobboard about a year ago as a side-project while I was looking for a new gig myself...

legaltechjobs.com

Cannes Film Festival Delays its Press Conference by One Week (EXCLUSIVE)

The Cannes Film Festival has delayed its highly anticipated press conference by one week, to June 3, 2021, Variety has learned. The reason for the change of date is the abundance of movies that...

variety.com

China is concerned about inflation

In its report on first quarter monetary policy, the Chinese central bank focused on how the foundation for the domestic economic recovery is not solid.

cnbc.com

Tax-Exempt U.S. Nonprofits Fuel Israeli Settler Push to Evict Palestinians

U.S. charities are funding Israeli settler organizations working to evict Palestinians from their East Jerusalem homes. The post Tax-Exempt U.S. Nonprofits Fuel Israeli Settler Push to Evict...

theintercept.com

Woman Sitting Near a Window: Pablo Picasso work sells for $100m

Woman Sitting Near a Window (Marie-Therese) sold for $103.4m (£73.5m) on Thursday in New York.

bbc.co.uk

‘Beavers are just being beavers’: friction grows between Canadians and animals

Beavers cause internet outages, steal posts and even put 30 sq ft of a town underwater – but experts say the animals have a profound effect on ecosystemsAt first, the theft of wooden fence posts...

theguardian.com

The Pentagon is tracking US citizens without a warrant, Senator says

The Pentagon may be using commercial data to track Americans without due legal process, according to a letter from Senator Ron Wyden.

engadget.com

Puppy Comes ThisClose To Becoming Alligator Food Until Florida Man Saves The Day

Mike McCoy wrestled with the reptile to free his young dog from a death roll.

huffpost.com

Robert Durst, the guy who confessed to murder in the greatest documentary ending ever, has asked...

thehill.com

A Conversation With a Dogecoin Millionaire

It was once a parody — then he turned the cryptocurrency into his profit.

nytimes.com

Since-deleted video shows Marjorie Taylor Greene harassing AOC's office during 2019 Hill visit

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outside the House chamber on Wednesday afternoon. The incident, first reported by The Washington Post,...

cnn.com

Video platform chief says Nazi posts on white superiority do not merit removal

A leaked email from an Odysee executive suggests the site favoured by the far right could do more to restrict extremistsA top executive at the video sharing platform Odysee wrote guidance to...

theguardian.com

Canada Declares Plastics Toxic, Paving the Way for Restrictions

This story was originally published by Canada’s National Observer and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Plastic is now considered toxic under Canada’s primary...

motherjones.com

Put Anthony Fauci in a Dunk Tank

Imagine a Fourth of July 2021 celebration at the White House. America has reached its vaccination goals. A jubilant President Joe Biden rips off his mask, douses it in lighter fluid, and tosses it...

theatlantic.com

An Ode to My Flip Phone

This article was published online on May 14, 2021.Lump in my pocket; buzz against my thigh; beloved, clunky Kyocera flip phone, let me salute you.I can’t remember how long we’ve been together....

theatlantic.com

The WNBA Players Who Might Swing Their Teams’ Fortunes This Season

The 2021 WNBA season is here, and so are FiveThirtyEight’s new WNBA predictions.  How excited am I about this? The days each of my two children were born loom large in my memory. So does this. I...

fivethirtyeight.com

Does The Road To The Stanley Cup Lead Through Florida … Again?

neil (Neil Paine, senior sportswriter): Well, the NHL did it — we’re (mostly) done with one of the weirdest regular seasons in hockey history, and it’s finally time to get Cup Crazy: The playoffs...

fivethirtyeight.com

Google files legal brief to protect work program for immigrant spouses

Google has filed an amicus brief to protect a program that allows the spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in the United States. The brief has been signed by numerous tech giants including Apple,...

theverge.com

Lyno: Voice room solution for team engagement

“ Discovered on other comparison site and I was astonished Lyno wasn't featured on Producthunt yet. One main advantage is the unlimited users even on free plan. ” ...

lyno.io

Why So Many Liberals Supported Invading Iraq

In some ways, the left’s hawks and the neocons were coming from a similar place.

slate.com

Think You’re Smarter Than a Slate Senior Editor? Find Out With This Week’s News Quiz

Test your knowledge of this week’s big stories.

slate.com

Billions of cicadas are about to take to the skies. Here's what to expect

Scientists are still fascinated by the enigmatic behavior of the septdecennial Brood X

salon.com

Gaza death toll increases to 119 as Israel intensifies attacks

The death toll from Israeli attacks on Gaza has increased to 119, the Palestinian Health Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. The fatalities include...

dailysabah.com

Pro-Palestinian rally in Paris banned amid rising Israel-Gaza tensions

The Paris police prefecture on Thursday issued an order banning a Palestinian solidarity demonstration planned for Saturday in the French capital as weekend pro-Palestinian rallies were being planned…

france24.com

Israeli defense minister threatens "Gaza will burn." Critics say it's "evidence of war crimes"

Israel's military is reportedly vetting plans for a possible ground invasion of occupied Palestinian territory

salon.com

Azar, the Korean Chatroulette-style dating app quietly taking over the world

restofworld.org

Need a Credit Card or Auto Loan? Banks Are Making Them Easier to Get

Some banks are reducing credit-score requirements and offering more generous loan terms, eager to lend after tightening up when the pandemic hit.

wsj.com

15 Illustrations About the Modern World That Hit Deep Inside Our Souls

Our busy lives have blinded us — hiding what’s happening around us. That’s why, in a way, satirical illustrations about the modern world can actually help us do better. They could awaken feelings...

brightside.me

UK prepares surge vaccinations to tackle Covid variant from India

UK prepares surge vaccinations to tackle Covid variant from India  CNBCBoris Johnson is 'anxious' as Covid-19 variant found in India spreads in UK  CNN Indian variant: Second jabs could be brought...

cnbc.com

Idf ramps up bombardment of gaza... tanks, troops mass at the border..

wsj.com

Khloé Kardashian And Tristan Thompson Were In The Process Of Hiring A Surrogate Just Six Months...

"It's a new chapter," Tristan said of their surrogacy journey in October last year. By April, brand new cheating allegations had come to light.

buzzfeednews.com

Petition against Tokyo Olympics with 350,000 signatures submitted to organizers

A petition calling for the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics which garnered 350,000 signatures in nine days was submitted to organizers on Friday, reflecting growing public opposition to the...

cnn.com

NBA Playoff Schedule 2021: 1st Round TV Info and Predictions

The NBA 's 2020-21 season has been a thrill ride. Just imagine how good it can get once the postseason tips. Your imagination won't be needed for long. After the campaign closes Sunday, the...

bleacherreport.com

Southeast Asia Kept COVID-19 Under Control For Most of the Pandemic. Now It’s Battling Worrying...

"The second wave is really creeping across Asia, spreading from South Asia to Southeast Asia," an expert warns

time.com

Violent Insurrection: It’s the New Camping!

Those Trump supporters inside the Capitol on Jan. 6? The guy who made off with the lectern, the woman who stole Nancy Pelosi’s laptop? They weren’t actually rioting.No, they were just tourists,...

thedailybeast.com

A Principal And His Tape Measure: Schools Are Helping Do COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Struggling to keep up with a COVID-19 surge in Michigan, overwhelmed local health departments turned to schools, and recruited principals and teachers as supplemental contact tracers.

npr.org

Tracing an ISIS Fighter’s Terrifying Seduction of a Female Journalist

Writer/director Timur Bekmambetov’s breakthrough Russian fantasy epics Night Watch and Day Watch were so heavily indebted to Hollywood productions that it made sense when he subsequently...

thedailybeast.com

Lies on Social Media Inflame Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Lies on Social Media Inflame Israeli-Palestinian Conflict  The New York TimesIsrael-Gaza: Planes diverted amid rocket threat - BBC News  BBC NewsHeavy artillery fire on Gaza escalates violence as...

nytimes.com

37 Affordable Accessories You Can Mix, Match, And Show Off

The majority of these picks are $20 or less 👀

buzzfeed.com

Afghan police say Kabul mosque bombing kills 12 worshipers

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb ripped through a mosque in northern Kabul during Friday prayers killing 12 worshippers, Afghan police said.Spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said the mosque's imam, Mofti...

apnews.com

It can't be that easy: group behind voter suppression laws

From Ari Berman and Nick Surgey in Mother Jones, a leaked video and investigation into Heritage Action and US voter suppression laws. In a private meeting last month with big-money donors, the...

metafilter.com

Did someone order a bard?

How D&D classes use a bow (SLTT).

metafilter.com

US fuel pipeline 'paid hackers $5m in ransom'

US fuel pipeline 'paid hackers $5m in ransom'  BBC NewsGas shortage could last 'weeks' despite Colonial Pipeline restart: expert  Yahoo FinanceBiden refuses to say if he knew Colonial Pipeline...

bbc.com

How Kylie Jenner Used Her Lip Filler Scandal To Usurp The Kardashians And Become The Most...

Rather than shy away from the backlash over her lip fillers in 2015, Kylie capitalized on the publicity, created a billion-dollar business founded on the back of scandal, and outperformed than the...

buzzfeednews.com

Terrence Howard Claims 'Triumph' Producers Broke Promises, Threatens to Sue

Terrence Howard's hired some big legal guns to wrestle with producers of his new movie, "Triumph" ... claiming they don't have his consent to use him in the film, which has already been released...

tmz.com

Mary Carey Running For California Governor, Campaigning at Strip Clubs

Mary Carey is gunning to become the next governor of California again ... and her campaign's gonna be all about M.I.L.Fs. According to new docs, obtained by TMZ, the ex-porn star filed paperwork...

tmz.com

Why Disney Characters Rarely Have Mothers

Most families are incomplete in the Disney universe. Although Disney movies are widely loved by their audience with their beautiful heartwarming stories, it is easy to notice that most of the...

brightside.me

Greece joins Mediterranean race to win back tourists

NAXOS, Greece (AP) — In her kitchen, Kyriaki Kapri has enough food to feed an army. Piles of squid for frying, lemons to be quartered, thumb-thick potato wedges to make oregano-sprinkled French...

apnews.com

Israeli Tanks Shell Gaza Ahead of Possible Ground Invasion

The strikes came after Egyptian mediators rushed to Israel for cease-fire talks that showed no signs of progress

time.com

Dogecoin rallies on Elon Musk tweet, anticipated Coinbase listing

Dogecoin rallies on Elon Musk tweet, anticipated Coinbase listing  CNBCElon Musk tweets about dogecoin, and price immediately jumps  MarketWatchThe Hashtag #dontbuytesla Is Trending On Twitter Now...

cnbc.com

A peer-reviewed study finds UK's NHS contact-tracing app reduced the second wave by roughly 25%,...

BBC: A peer-reviewed study finds UK's NHS contact-tracing app reduced the second wave by roughly 25%, averting ~594,000 out of 1.89M cases from October-December 2020  —  The NHS contact-tracing...

techmeme.com

The Emotional Toll of Enduring Anti-Asian Attacks

Enough is enough.Continue reading on #StopAsianHate »

medium.com

Top Chef Power Rankings, Week 7: ‘An Utter Lack Of Flavor’

Vince Mancini is out this week, but the 'Top Chef' Power Rankings are still here!

uproxx.com

WhatsApp’s privacy deadline is Sunday. These alternatives are rising

WhatsApp is about to begin blocking features. Users are jumping ship to Signal. Why aren’t you? WhatsApp’s deadline to accept its controversial new privacy policy is fast approaching. In just one...

fastcompany.com

Remote work can be tracked for productivity. Here are 3 things to consider

Software can track workers’ keystrokes, mouse movements, and the websites they visit. Screenshots of employees check whether they are at their screens and looking attentive, all in the name of...

fastcompany.com

Can This Air Purifier Protect You From Covid-19?

Here's why people are stocking up on these high-powered purifiers for their coronavirus prevention kits

rollingstone.com

Palestinians flee as Israeli artillery pounds northern Gaza

The Gaza Health Ministry says the toll from the fighting has risen to 119 killed, including 31 children and 19 women, with 830 wounded.

politico.com

Destination-Less Flight to Look at a Supermoon Sells Out in 2.5 Minutes

Originally proposed as a COVID-safe alternative to international travel, "flights to nowhere" are repeatedly booking out at record speeds.

vice.com

Maker of expensive Japanese toaster gets into smartphone business

Balmuda, a Japanese design company known for its stylish appliances, has announced plans to make a smartphone. There aren’t many details on the device itself yet, but it’ll be a 5G handset that’s...

theverge.com

Can You Name These Birds, Based On Their Pictures?

Think you have an eagle eye for identifying birds? See if you can name these migratory birds based on just their pictures.

mentalfloss.com

What Streaming Service Offers The Best Options This Weekend?

Oscar-winners Angelina Jolie and Barry Jenkins join the streaming realm; we choose the service that gives the most delight for your dollars.

uproxx.com

Suspected Southern California drug dealers charged in 11 overdose deaths

Agents fanned out across Southern California this week to arrest 11 suspects on federal charges amid a sharp rise in fentanyl overdose deaths.

latimes.com

'Doesn't matter': Democrats reject GOP's debt limit demands

Republican leaders say they don’t have the votes to pass a clean debt ceiling extension without slashing spending.

politico.com

Watch: Angry Virginia moms line up to read 'pornographic' excerpts from books assigned to 9th graders

A group of furious parents lined up before Virginia's Loudoun County School Board this week to read several "pornographic" passages from books assigned to ninth graders in the district, amid a...

theblaze.com

Got what it takes to write a novel? Here's what you should know before you start

More than 4 out of every 5 Americans — 81 percent — say they feel they have a book in them and that they should write it. That's almost 200 million people who want to be writers. And while each...

boingboing.net

Schools Are Deciding What The New CDC Mask Guidelines Mean For The Classroom

It is unclear what impact this will have on teachers, staff and students in the near term. In some states, masks in schools are already optional.

npr.org

Bret Baier grills Liz Cheney and she goes after Fox News in her first live interview since being...

Bret Baier grilled Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) on whether her crusade against former President Donald Trump was in the interest of her constituents and she responded by criticizing Fox...

theblaze.com

California attorney general to review fatal shooting by Vallejo police

California AG to decide whether Vallejo police officer's fatal shooting of Sean Monterrosa is a crime

latimes.com

How angry Apple employees’ petition led to a controversial new hire’s departure

Even Apple can’t avoid employee conflict over issues like sexism. It’s not every day that a new hire at a major tech company unleashes employee outrage, a public departure, and debates around...

vox.com

Why there are gas shortages and what it means for you at the pump

A cyberattack left one of the country's largest pipelines stalled, driving Americans into a panic to buy gasoline.

pbs.org

CDC director on mask guidance for the fully vaccinated, unvaccinated and immunocompromised

Fully vaccinated Americans will now be able to go mask-free indoors in most places, and outdoors in crowds, according to new guidance released Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and...

pbs.org

An Ex-Cop Allegedly Killed for the Honduran President. Now the US Wants Him in Prison

Juan Carlos Bonilla Valladares, or “the Tiger,” is a former national police chief and accused of protecting the cocaine trafficking operations of the powerful Hernández brothers.

vice.com

Trump’s signature Israel policy had a key flaw. We’re seeing it now

The Abraham Accords didn’t resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Thursday’s deadly violence makes that clear. First-term Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN), who stocked his office with 13 former Trump...

vox.com

CDC Says Vaccinated People Do Not Need to Wear Masks in Most Settings

Under new CDC guidance, vaccinated people will be able to ditch their masks in small outdoor gatherings.

scientificamerican.com

What You Can Do After You're Vaccinated, According to the CDC

The CDC has updated their guidelines for people who are fully vaccinated. Vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask, even indoors, unless specific rules require it, the CDC announced today....

lifehacker.com

Clink, Clink: We Found The Best Drinking Glasses For Summer

Whether you’re a mocktail mixer who only sips inside with the AC blasting or a wine enthusiast who pairs every bottle with an al-fresco breeze, the need for reliable drinking glasses to cup your...

refinery29.com

On Dating Apps, We’re All Each Others’ Ghostwriters

Dating can be a lonely business — but it doesn’t have to be. I’ve known this since the 7th grade, when I fell in puppy love with my first real boyfriend. He wore Hurley shirts and had a Justin...

refinery29.com

Why You Should be Eating More “Slow” Carbs

Not all carbs are created equal: Get to know the glycemic index.

gq.com

The Case For Canceling Student Debt — All Of It

Why a leading activist on student debt thinks Biden's proposal to cancel $10,000 isn't enough.

vox.com

Coinbase made $771 million in profit in the first quarter, benefiting from cryptocurrency mania

nytimes.com

What's New About Amazon's Updated Echo Shows?

Amazon recently announced new versions of its Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8 smart displays. Each of the model refreshes includes an upgraded camera and the latest Alexa features, but the hardware...

lifehacker.com

Oh Damn, These Handsome Shorts Are 70% Off (Plus 20 More Sales Deals)

Including superstar sneakers, a watch-guy-approved watch, and the slides that'll let you slide into beach weather.

gq.com

If You Are Vaccinated, You Can Go Without a Mask in Most Situations. The CDC Now Says So!

(Some) sense of normality is finally, officially here: The Center for Disease Control announced Thursday that people who are fully vaccinated can go most places, both inside and outside, without a...

motherjones.com

Activists And Ex-Spy Said To Have Plotted To Discredit Trump 'Enemies' In Government

The campaign included planned operations against President Trump's national security adviser at the time, H.R. McMaster, and F.B.I. employees, according to documents and interviews.

nytimes.com

Why Did Antarctic Explorer Ernest Shackleton Keep 'Conking Out'?

Across the white expanse of Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf, three figures moved north toward the open water beyond their horizon, and the ship that waited for them there. It was January 1903, and the...

atlasobscura.com

Soviet Memorial (Sowjetisches Ehrenmal) in Berlin, Germany

Of the three Soviet Memorials in Berlin, the Sowjetisches Ehrenmal in Treptower Park, located just southeast of Central Berlin, is the grande dame. One cannot help but be impressed with the...

atlasobscura.com

As Economy Wobbles, Biden Stays Focused on Longer Term

The president’s advisers are pushing their most detailed argument yet for the long-term benefits of a $4 trillion agenda to remake the American economy and improve lives.

nytimes.com

‘We’re So Screwed,’ Says Detroit Lions Fan After Seeing They Got Matched Up Against Other Teams Again

DETROIT—Dashing any hope he had for the upcoming season, Lions fan Paul Benson told reporters Thursday that Detroit was “so screwed” after seeing they got matched up against other teams again....

theonion.com

How to Safely Store and Transport Extra Gasoline

In attempts to hoard fuel, panic buyers are taking dangerous shortcuts

outsideonline.com

Kevin Durant Spends All Day Feuding With Own Burner Account

BROOKLYN, NY—Spinning into a days-long spat that caused the Nets forward to miss practice, league sources confirmed Kevin Durant spent all day Thursday feuding with his own burner account on...

theonion.com

In the Search to Stall Aging, Biotech Startups Are Out for Blood

A handful of companies are trying vastly different approaches to spin animal studies into the next big anti-aging therapy

smithsonianmag.com

Two Climbers Have Died on Everest

The mountain saw its first fatalities of the season on Wednesday

outsideonline.com

Inequality’s Deadly Toll

A century of research has demonstrated how poverty and discrimination drive disease. Can COVID push science to finally address the issue?

longform.org

A Wrinkle-Free History of Iron-On Transfers for T-Shirts

The colorful, fun, and sometimes lurid decals were all the rage in the 1960s and 1970s. They also gave kids a chance to play with a hot iron.

mentalfloss.com

Rare Owl With Bright Orange Eyes Seen for the First Time in More Than 125 Years

The elusive Bornean Rajah scops owl is inspiring scientists and researchers after its brief rediscovery

smithsonianmag.com

P.T.’s Haunted Soul Lives in Resident Evil Village

Beneviento’s Dollhouse is memorable and terrifyingContinue reading on SUPERJUMP »

superjumpmagazine.com

Will shareholders halt the inexorable rise of CEO pay?

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