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Amazon Has Officially Co-Opted the Name Alexa

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Amazon Has Officially Co-Opted the Name Alexa


Lifestyle from Newser     •     May 25, 2024, 3:00 pm

Where did all the Alexas go? Sherwood News asked this question after OpenAI announced its new ChatGPT-4o voice assistant (which doesn't go by Scarlett, but sure does soun...Read more

 

Canadian Redditors Revolt Over Grocery Chain's Gouging

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Canadian Redditors Revolt Over Grocery Chain's Gouging


Lifestyle from Newser     •     May 25, 2024, 10:45 pm

When you're pushing a cart through the grocery store, the effects of inflation can be seen down nearly every aisle. But a group of Redditors in Canada is callin...Read more

 

Beloved Dog of Internet's 'Doge' Meme Has Died

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Beloved Dog of Internet's 'Doge' Meme Has Died


Lifestyle from Newser     •     May 24, 2024, 3:10 pm

Kabosu, the beloved Shiba Inu behind the "doge" meme, has passed on to that great puppy paradise in the sky. That's per a blog post by the pet's owner, kindergarten teac...Read more

 

Precious Moments Artist 'Never Took the Credit'

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Precious Moments Artist 'Never Took the Credit'


Lifestyle from Newser     •     May 24, 2024, 11:45 am

Sam Butcher, the artist who created the Precious Moments figurines depicting angelic teardrop-eyed children, has died. He was 85. The company said in a Facebook post t...Read more

 

Reese's Sued Over Candy That Isn't as Cool as Promised

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Reese's Sued Over Candy That Isn't as Cool as Promised


Lifestyle from Newser     •     May 23, 2024, 7:30 am

Once again, the Hershey Company is being sued by consumers who feel its products aren't living up to what's promised on the packaging. This time, it's four peopl...Read more

 

Nordstrom Scion Dies at 90

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Nordstrom Scion Dies at 90


Lifestyle from Newser     •     May 20, 2024, 4:26 pm

Bruce Nordstrom, a retail executive who helped expand his family's Pacific Northwest department store chain into an upscale national brand, has died. Seattle-based Nordstrom Inc. said its f...Read more

 

Steamy Love Letters Found in Wall Take a Twisty Turn

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Steamy Love Letters Found in Wall Take a Twisty Turn


Lifestyle from Newser     •     May 19, 2024, 8:55 pm

When Joanna Meade's contractor opened up the walls of her 1910 Baltimore home during a bathroom renovation, out came a tin box painted with golden stripes. Inside ...Read more

 

OnlyFans Has a 'Murky Yet Vital' Secret

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OnlyFans Has a 'Murky Yet Vital' Secret


Lifestyle from Newser     •     May 19, 2024, 1:33 pm

OnlyFans subscribers who cherish their one-on-one relationships with personalities on the site might want to consider the math problem involved here: The thriving platform has ...Read more

 

Woman's Controversial Death Wish Is Finally Granted

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Woman's Controversial Death Wish Is Finally Granted


Lifestyle from Newser     •     May 16, 2024, 4:03 pm

For nearly four years, Zoraya ter Beek has been patiently biding her time, going through the laborious process in the Netherlands to get the green light for an assi...Read more

 

Meet This Year's Westminster Winner

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Meet This Year's Westminster Winner


Lifestyle from Newser     •     May 15, 2024, 6:00 am

For a last hurrah, it was a Sage decision. A miniature poodle named Sage won the top prize Tuesday night at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, in what veteran handler Kaz Hosaka...Read more

 

Bumble Tries to Appeal to 'Frustrated' Customers, Has to Apologize

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Bumble Tries to Appeal to 'Frustrated' Customers, Has to Apologize


Lifestyle from Newser     •     May 14, 2024, 12:11 pm

Dating app Bumble got stung after running billboard ads that appeared to sneer at celibacy as an alternative to meeting people online. On Monday, th...Read more

 

Will These 2 Baby Names Ever Leave the No. 1 Spot?

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Will These 2 Baby Names Ever Leave the No. 1 Spot?


Lifestyle from Newser     •     May 13, 2024, 1:55 pm

Nearly 21,000 baby boys born in the US last year were named Liam, while more than 15,000 girls were announced as Olivias—the two names that have been bestowed upon...Read more

 

Those Studies Saying Moderate Drinking Has Benefits? Forget 'Em

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Those Studies Saying Moderate Drinking Has Benefits? Forget 'Em


Lifestyle from Newser     •     May 11, 2024, 10:05 pm

It's wine time. Beer Thirty. Happy hour. Five o'clock somewhere. Maybe it's also time to rethink drinking? Moderate drinking was once thought to have b...Read more

 

Guess Which US City Loves Its Dogs the Most

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Guess Which US City Loves Its Dogs the Most


Lifestyle from Newser     •     May 10, 2024, 6:10 pm

Want to know where America's dogs are "living their best lives"? Zillow and BARK have looked at the data and found that Dallas ranks No. 1 among the US' most "dog-obsessed"...Read more

 

Apple: Sorry About That Ad Where We Crushed All Creativity

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Apple: Sorry About That Ad Where We Crushed All Creativity


Lifestyle from Newser     •     May 10, 2024, 1:31 pm

Apple's newest ad, showing the destruction of all things creative to create an iPad Pro, "struck a nerve online," with one critic noting, per the AP : "This ...Read more

 

Apple Gets an Earful About iPad Commercial

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Apple Gets an Earful About iPad Commercial


Lifestyle from Newser     •     May 9, 2024, 12:30 am

A new Apple commercial has upset those who don't see creativity as a zero-sum game. The ad features an industrial press crushing a series of objects that create and reflect ...Read more

 

Panic Room Maker Says Business Is Hot: 'People Are Scared to Death'

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Panic Room Maker Says Business Is Hot: 'People Are Scared to Death'


Lifestyle from Newser     •     May 7, 2024, 2:30 pm

Worried about how November is going to go, or if Civil War the movie might come to fruition in real life? Talk to Bill Rigdon, whose company Building...Read more

 

Bar That Shows Only Women's Sports Is Going Nationwide

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Bar That Shows Only Women's Sports Is Going Nationwide


Lifestyle from Newser     •     May 6, 2024, 12:41 pm

On a recent weeknight at this bar in northeast Portland, fans downed pints and burgers as college women's lacrosse and beach volleyball matches played on big-scr...Read more

 

Airbnb Is Really Getting Creative Now

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Airbnb Is Really Getting Creative Now


Lifestyle from Newser     •     May 2, 2024, 10:50 pm

Airbnb isn't content with growing from a couch-surfing business to a multibillion-dollar company with 7.7 million listings worldwide. It's now offering what it calls "the most ex...Read more

 

Dave & Buster's Just Made Things a Bit More Interesting

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Dave & Buster's Just Made Things a Bit More Interesting


Lifestyle from Newser     •     May 1, 2024, 4:10 pm

Dave & Buster's is embracing betting. The arcade and restaurant chain has partnered with gamification services provider Lucra to allow loyalty members to...Read more

 

3 Stats Illustrate Challenges of Modern Grocery Shopping

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3 Stats Illustrate Challenges of Modern Grocery Shopping


Lifestyle from Newser     •     April 30, 2024, 1:14 pm

A story in the Wall Street Journal explores how people are coping with high grocery prices, and the piece is captured in a few stats: Grocery prices are up 2...Read more

 

A Booming New Sideline: the 'Empty-Nest Coach'

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A Booming New Sideline: the 'Empty-Nest Coach'


Lifestyle from Newser     •     April 28, 2024, 6:05 pm

In the age of helicopter parenting, coming in for a smooth landing as kids get older and leave home is a rougher ride for some. Enter the "empty-nest coach." Per Axios...Read more

 

Town Makes 'Regrettable' Move on Mount Fuji

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Town Makes 'Regrettable' Move on Mount Fuji


Lifestyle from Newser     •     April 26, 2024, 9:20 pm

"Let's go see Mt. Fuji." That's the excited declaration that flashes briefly across the screen on the tourism website for the Japanese town of Fujikawaguchiko, nestled in...Read more

 

Marathon Runner Sipped 25 Glasses of Wine

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Marathon Runner Sipped 25 Glasses of Wine


Lifestyle from Newser     •     April 24, 2024, 6:55 pm

Running a marathon might seem daunting enough, but running a marathon while sipping 25 glasses of wine? Such is the rather dubious (or admirable) achievement of 52-year-old...Read more

 

This Snack at NOLA Venue May Make You Squeamish

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This Snack at NOLA Venue May Make You Squeamish


Lifestyle from Newser     •     April 22, 2024, 2:40 pm

As the nation prepares for trillions of red-eyed bugs known as periodical cicadas to emerge, it's worth noting that they're not just annoying, noisy pests—if prepar...Read more

 

They Hide Smoking From Their Kids. Few Have Any Plans to Stop

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They Hide Smoking From Their Kids. Few Have Any Plans to Stop


Lifestyle from Newser     •     April 21, 2024, 7:05 pm

Their kids don't know. Often their friends don't know. Sometimes even their husbands don't know: These are, as the Cut puts it, "the moms who smoke in s...Read more

 

He Wanted to 'Forget' His Life, Until He Got a Diagnosis

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He Wanted to 'Forget' His Life, Until He Got a Diagnosis


Lifestyle from Newser     •     April 21, 2024, 2:30 pm

John Paul Scotto has become obsessed with many things—among them internet poker, drinking, and movies—and one of those movies was Eternal Sunshine of the...Read more

 

Shein Brings Fast Fashion to New Extremes

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Shein Brings Fast Fashion to New Extremes


Lifestyle from Newser     •     April 20, 2024, 10:30 am

Quick, name the most-Googled clothing brand on the planet. As Nicole Lipman explains in the Guardian , the answer is Shein, a retailer founded in China that has become a j...Read more

 

353 Ballerinas Break a Record at the Plaza Hotel

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353 Ballerinas Break a Record at the Plaza Hotel


Lifestyle from Newser     •     April 18, 2024, 4:06 pm

Hundreds of young dancers in white tutus and tightly coiffed hair gathered in New York's Plaza Hotel on Wednesday to break the world record for dancing on pointe in ...Read more

 

In 'Diner Capital of the World,' 150 Have Shut Down

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In 'Diner Capital of the World,' 150 Have Shut Down


Lifestyle from Newser     •     April 13, 2024, 7:20 pm

If all-night diners aren't one of the first images that come to mind when you envision New Jersey, then you're probably not a local. "I'm sure people in other sta...Read more

 

Amid Climate Change, This Fruit May Get Its Moment

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Amid Climate Change, This Fruit May Get Its Moment


Lifestyle from Newser     •     April 7, 2024, 4:50 pm

Breadfruit is hardly a staple of the American diet, but aficionado Zoë Schlanger at the Atlantic wonders if that will change soon enough. The trees grow in tropica...Read more

 

Transgender Christians Slam 'Hurtful' New Vatican Document

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Transgender Christians Slam 'Hurtful' New Vatican Document


Lifestyle from Newser     •     April 8, 2024, 11:47 am

The Vatican on Monday declared gender-affirming surgery and surrogacy as grave threats to human dignity, putting them on par with abortion and euthanasia a...Read more

 

Missing Dog Has 'Tale That Hollywood Would Love to Tell'

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Missing Dog Has 'Tale That Hollywood Would Love to Tell'


Lifestyle from Newser     •     April 5, 2024, 4:30 pm

A dog missing in California since the summer turned up more than 2,300 miles away in suburban Detroit. Police in Harper Woods, Michigan, responded to a call a...Read more

 

Levi's Is Getting a Beyonce Boost

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Levi's Is Getting a Beyonce Boost


Lifestyle from Newser     •     April 5, 2024, 11:53 am

Levi Strauss & Co. reported a year-on-year drop in first-quarter sales this week but its share price still surged more than 12% Thursday—and analysts say it was partly due to...Read more

 

Charles Opens Queen's Beloved Castle for (Pricey) Tours

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Charles Opens Queen's Beloved Castle for (Pricey) Tours


Lifestyle from Newser     •     April 4, 2024, 11:30 am

The chance to peer inside the place where Queen Elizabeth II died proved too much a temptation this week as the first public tours inside Balmoral Castle sold...Read more

 

We May Have to Rethink Foreign-Language Classes

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We May Have to Rethink Foreign-Language Classes


Lifestyle from Newser     •     March 31, 2024, 8:20 pm

In an essay at the Atlantic , Louise Matsakis laments what appears to be a swift decline in the study of foreign languages in school. Enrollment in such courses is do...Read more

 

Married People More Likely to Be 'Thriving': Poll

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Married People More Likely to Be 'Thriving': Poll


Lifestyle from Newser     •     March 31, 2024, 1:25 pm

Even if your spouse annoys you at times, you may want to take a moment to appreciate them in light of a recent Gallup poll that finds married people are significant...Read more

 

The King of Easter Candy Is No Bunny

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The King of Easter Candy Is No Bunny


Lifestyle from Newser     •     March 28, 2024, 5:46 pm

Think Easter candy, and marshmallow Peeps and chocolate bunnies likely come to mind. But that's not primarily what ends up in shoppers' carts. Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs were th...Read more

 

In Thailand, a First for Same-Sex Marriage

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In Thailand, a First for Same-Sex Marriage


Lifestyle from Newser     •     March 27, 2024, 3:41 pm

The first big step to giving the legal green light to same-sex marriage in Thailand is complete. The New York Times reports that the nation's House of Representatives "ove...Read more

 

New Jersey Maple Syrup: You Got a Problem With That?

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New Jersey Maple Syrup: You Got a Problem With That?


Lifestyle from Newser     •     March 25, 2024, 9:51 pm

Welcome to New Jersey, known around the world for Tony Soprano, Turnpike tolls, and ... maple syrup? If a university in the state's south has its way, the sticky...Read more

 

Think Twice Before You Pass on Walking Your Dog

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Think Twice Before You Pass on Walking Your Dog


Lifestyle from Newser     •     March 24, 2024, 5:50 pm

Think skipping a walk is no big deal for your dog? Think again. Though some days it may be tempting to simply let your dog out into the yard for fresh air, Kelly Cona...Read more

 

World Happiness Report Is Sad Reading

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World Happiness Report Is Sad Reading


Lifestyle from Newser     •     March 21, 2024, 5:13 pm

The latest World Happiness Report is out and it doesn't paint a happy picture for young people in the West. The US, ranked No. 15 for happiness last year, has dropped eight pla...Read more

 

Banksy's Latest Mural Lasted 3 Days Untouched

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Banksy's Latest Mural Lasted 3 Days Untouched


Lifestyle from Newser     •     March 21, 2024, 12:17 pm

A new Banksy mural in north London is harder to steal than some of his work—but it turned out to be too easy to vandalize. The mural, featuring green paint on the wa...Read more

 

Banksy's Latest May Be a Bit Harder to Steal

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Banksy's Latest May Be a Bit Harder to Steal


Lifestyle from Newser     •     March 18, 2024, 6:13 pm

A new Banksy mural drew crowds to a London street on Monday, even before the elusive graffiti artist confirmed that the work was his. The artwork in the Finsbury Park ne...Read more

 

Candymakers Would Really Like You to Chew Gum Again

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Candymakers Would Really Like You to Chew Gum Again


Lifestyle from Newser     •     March 17, 2024, 8:15 pm

Candy companies want to know: What will make Americans start chewing gum again? Gum's bubble burst during the COVID-19 pandemic, when masks and social distancing ...Read more

 

$2.99 Trader Joe's Totes Going for a Lot More on eBay

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$2.99 Trader Joe's Totes Going for a Lot More on eBay


Lifestyle from Newser     •     March 16, 2024, 8:45 pm

The newest viral collectable is a humble canvas tote bag from Trader Joe's that can fit about a dozen apples inside. And like its older must-have sibling, the S...Read more

 

Scientists Urge French to Cut Down on Frog Legs

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Scientists Urge French to Cut Down on Frog Legs


Lifestyle from Newser     •     March 16, 2024, 12:45 pm

Hundreds of concerned scientists are asking French President Emmanuel Macron to put the brakes on a very French custom: eating frog legs. The open letter , signed by...Read more

 

More People Moved to One Florida County Than Any Other in 2023

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More People Moved to One Florida County Than Any Other in 2023


Lifestyle from Newser     •     March 14, 2024, 6:28 pm

More people moved to a county rich with citrus groves located between two of Florida's most populous metro areas than to any other county in the US las...Read more

 

Settlement Clears Up Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill

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Settlement Clears Up Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill


Lifestyle from Newser     •     March 12, 2024, 1:44 pm

Students and teachers can discuss sexual orientation and gender identity in Florida classrooms, provided it's not part of instruction, under a settlement reached ...Read more

 

Disneyland Looking to Make Big Changes

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Disneyland Looking to Make Big Changes


Lifestyle from Newser     •     March 11, 2024, 12:31 pm

Walking through the frosty, snow-covered hamlet of Arendelle from Frozen or the bustling, critter-filled metropolis of Zootopia might be possible one day for visitors to Disn...Read more

 

Skiing Plus Rodeo = Wild Sport of 'Skijoring'

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Skiing Plus Rodeo = Wild Sport of 'Skijoring'


Lifestyle from Newser     •     March 9, 2024, 5:30 pm

Nick Burri clicks into his ski bindings, squats to stretch his knees, and scans the snowy racecourse. Moments later, he's zipping past a series of gates at high speed an...Read more

 

Doritos Now Has Its Own Bud Light-Style Drama

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Doritos Now Has Its Own Bud Light-Style Drama


Lifestyle from Newser     •     March 7, 2024, 8:00 am

Doritos has ended a collaboration with a trans influencer after the snack brand faced a boycott related to her hiring. Doritos Spain ran an ad featuring Samantha Hudson,...Read more

 

As Olympics Loom, Eyes on France's Mystery 'Invader'

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As Olympics Loom, Eyes on France's Mystery 'Invader'


Lifestyle from Newser     •     March 5, 2024, 1:33 pm

For the Paris Olympics, it could almost be a new sport: Score points by hunting down mosaics that a mystery artist who calls himself "Invader" has cemented to wal...Read more

 

34K+ Big Macs and Counting: Guy Is Still Eating Them

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34K+ Big Macs and Counting: Guy Is Still Eating Them


Lifestyle from Newser     •     March 1, 2024, 6:06 pm

Two years ago, Don Gorske hit a taste bud-teasing milestone: a half-century of scarfing down Big Macs almost every day. Now, the Wisconsin man can claim even more...Read more

 

This Is the Happiest City in America

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This Is the Happiest City in America


Lifestyle from Newser     •     February 27, 2024, 8:26 pm

Looking for a bit of cheer amid winter's gloom? Some cities offer more of a pick-me-up than others, with a positive outlook, strong community, financial security, and overall...Read more

 

For Those Turning 65, a Very Different Golden Years Await

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For Those Turning 65, a Very Different Golden Years Await


Lifestyle from Newser     •     February 25, 2024, 11:00 pm

This year, we'll be donning birthday hats for more people turning 65 in the US than at any other time in history, in what the AARP is calling the "silve...Read more

 

Big Hair Is Having a Big Moment

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Big Hair Is Having a Big Moment


Lifestyle from Newser     •     February 24, 2024, 9:45 pm

From Miley Cyrus' lioness mane on the Grammys stage to Kylie Jenner's recent runway bouffant , big hair is having a bit of a moment. The Guardian calls the trend the antithesis of...Read more

 

With Sickly Sales, Beyond Meat Rolls Out a Healthier Burger

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With Sickly Sales, Beyond Meat Rolls Out a Healthier Burger


Lifestyle from Newser     •     February 21, 2024, 5:05 pm

Beyond Meat is revamping its signature plant-based burger, hoping that healthier ingredients will help it boost flagging US sales. The company based in...Read more

 

YouTuber Ruby Franke Sentenced for Child Abuse

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YouTuber Ruby Franke Sentenced for Child Abuse


Lifestyle from Newser     •     February 20, 2024, 8:00 pm

YouTube celeb Ruby Franke and business partner Jodi Hildebrandt were each sentenced Tuesday to serve at least four years and as many as 60 years in prison over chil...Read more

 

This City Is the Biggest Slacker in America

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This City Is the Biggest Slacker in America


Lifestyle from Newser     •     February 19, 2024, 9:34 pm

If you're itching to work hard toward that elusive American dream, there are some US cities that are waiting for you with open arms and rolled-up sleeves. WalletHub wa...Read more

 

The Happiest People Tend to Be Married

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The Happiest People Tend to Be Married


Lifestyle from Newser     •     February 18, 2024, 11:15 pm

Disgruntled television husbands like Archie Bunker and Al Bundy didn't paint the picture of marital bliss, but data suggests they were in the minority. In fact, married pe...Read more

 

We Need to Stop Keeping DV Shelters Under Wraps

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We Need to Stop Keeping DV Shelters Under Wraps


Lifestyle from Newser     •     February 17, 2024, 4:45 pm

Shelters that domestic violence victims flee to have historically been shrouded in secrecy, ostensibly to keep victims safe from their abusers. But Rachel Louise S...Read more

 

Here Are the Most, Least Educated States in America

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Here Are the Most, Least Educated States in America


Lifestyle from Newser     •     February 16, 2024, 11:00 pm

If your mantra is "surround yourself with people smarter than you are," some US states may be a better bet than others, per WalletHub , which looked at the da...Read more

 

Dating Apps Turn Users Into 'Compulsive' 'Addicts': Lawsuit

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Dating Apps Turn Users Into 'Compulsive' 'Addicts': Lawsuit


Lifestyle from Newser     •     February 15, 2024, 7:13 pm

Stuck in a dating app loop with no date in sight? A lawsuit filed Wednesday against Match Group claims that's by design. As the AP reports, Tinder, Hin...Read more

 

Best, Worst States for Singles

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Best, Worst States for Singles


Lifestyle from Newser     •     February 14, 2024, 11:55 pm

Single on Valentine's Day? If you're looking for love, you might be better off in another state, according to Wallethub . The site ranked the states using indicators including the...Read more

 

Fatal Gender Reveal Stunt Leads to Jail Time

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Fatal Gender Reveal Stunt Leads to Jail Time


Lifestyle from Newser     •     February 13, 2024, 5:51 pm

A man whose family's gender reveal photo shoot sparked a Southern California wildfire that killed a firefighter in 2020 has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter...Read more

 

Opinion: Nextdoor Isn't the Neighborly App We Thought

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Opinion: Nextdoor Isn't the Neighborly App We Thought


Lifestyle from Newser     •     February 10, 2024, 6:45 pm

Imagine a friendly app where neighbors could check in on each other, offer sugar and eggs, and talk about pertinent area issues. Perhaps that was the origina...Read more

 

These Experts Warn of a 'House of Cards' on the Slopes

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These Experts Warn of a 'House of Cards' on the Slopes


Lifestyle from Newser     •     February 10, 2024, 9:25 pm

Avalanche safety specialists say their job has become more difficult in recent years as climate change brings extreme weather, and surging numbers of skiers...Read more

 

The Buzziest Super Bowl Ads So Far

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The Buzziest Super Bowl Ads So Far


Lifestyle from Newser     •     February 7, 2024, 6:00 pm

If you watch the Super Bowl for the commercials, you no longer have to wait until the big game to see what advertisers have in store. Many companies pre-release ads in hopes of ...Read more

 

They Placed 180 Bets on 49ers Before the Season Even Started

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They Placed 180 Bets on 49ers Before the Season Even Started


Lifestyle from Newser     •     February 8, 2024, 6:40 pm

At their wedding in September, Matt and Jessica Grime chose to convey their love for the San Francisco 49ers with their party favor. The South Lake Tah...Read more

 

America's Most Sinful States

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America's Most Sinful States


Lifestyle from Newser     •     February 7, 2024, 10:25 pm

We all know where Sin City is, but what about taking that sinning excellence to a state level? WalletHub does just that via a "vice index" that's based on 55 key indicators in five m...Read more

 

Nextdoor Isn't the Neighborly App We Thought

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Nextdoor Isn't the Neighborly App We Thought


Lifestyle from Newser     •     February 6, 2024, 3:12 pm

Imagine a friendly app where neighbors could check in on each other, offer sugar and eggs, and talk about pertinent area issues. Perhaps that was the original intent o...Read more

 

Local Bar Have Smaller Glasses? You'll Drink Less

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Local Bar Have Smaller Glasses? You'll Drink Less


Lifestyle from Newser     •     February 4, 2024, 11:00 pm

Bars with large wine glasses may encourage more drinking, a new study found, but this doesn't necessarily bring in greater profits. In an effort to understand ho...Read more

 

Young Adults Choosing Sleep Over Late-Night Partying

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Young Adults Choosing Sleep Over Late-Night Partying


Lifestyle from Newser     •     February 4, 2024, 2:10 pm

Gen-Zers and younger millennials are skipping wild nights out in order to catch up on their Zs. According to the Wall Street Journal , data from several source...Read more

 

Punxsutawney Phil Makes His Prediction

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Punxsutawney Phil Makes His Prediction


Lifestyle from Newser     •     February 2, 2024, 12:47 pm

It's Groundhog Day—again—and Punxsutawney Phil has predicted an early spring. The country's most famous groundhog emerged from his den Friday and did not see his shadow...Read more

 

Go for the Latte, Stay for This Guy

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Go for the Latte, Stay for This Guy


Lifestyle from Newser     •     January 30, 2024, 6:55 pm

First there were cafes that allowed pets. Then came cat cafes, where lattes took second place to feline interaction. The latest craze in Japan: The pig cafe. "It was wonderful...Read more

 

Say Farewell to a Streaming Era

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Say Farewell to a Streaming Era


Lifestyle from Newser     •     January 30, 2024, 7:30 am

The age of the ad-free streaming service (for no additional subscription cost) is essentially over: As expected , on Monday ads were introduced to Amazon's Prime Video streaming se...Read more

 

The New Trust Fund Babies: Pets of the Super Rich

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The New Trust Fund Babies: Pets of the Super Rich


Lifestyle from Newser     •     January 28, 2024, 6:25 pm

Pets are a special part of the family, so owners often make plans in case they pass away first. But the uber-wealthy are predictably taking that a step further by...Read more

 

Mad Scramble in US Museums on Native American Displays

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Mad Scramble in US Museums on Native American Displays


Lifestyle from Newser     •     January 26, 2024, 7:03 pm

Museums across America have started closing exhibits highlighting Native American artifacts in an attempt to comply with new Biden administration rules that ...Read more

 

Controversy Erupts Over Male Model in Slinky Swimsuit

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Controversy Erupts Over Male Model in Slinky Swimsuit


Lifestyle from Newser     •     January 24, 2024, 9:00 am

An Australian bikini company launched a firestorm over the weekend when it posted video of a male model wearing one if its slinky swimsuits. "OBSESSED WITH TH...Read more

 

23 Lost Skiers, Snowboarders Needed Rescue in Vermont

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23 Lost Skiers, Snowboarders Needed Rescue in Vermont


Lifestyle from Newser     •     January 22, 2024, 5:37 pm

Twenty-three skiers and snowboarders had to be rescued in frigid temperatures on Saturday after becoming lost in the backcountry in Killington, Vermont, polic...Read more

 

For Years, He Secretly Bought Land. Now, His Plans Emerge

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For Years, He Secretly Bought Land. Now, His Plans Emerge


Lifestyle from Newser     •     January 19, 2024, 12:20 am

After years of secretly snapping up farmland for a new city northeast of San Francisco, the CEO of a company backed by Silicon Valley billionaires pitche...Read more

 

Want a Bottle of This? $2.8M, Please

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Want a Bottle of This? $2.8M, Please


Lifestyle from Newser     •     January 17, 2024, 6:00 am

A rare bottle of Irish whiskey last week became the most expensive bottle of whiskey (or whisky) ever sold at auction. A bottle of the Emerald Isle , one of just seven that ex...Read more

 

Patron Didn't Appreciate Eatery's 4% Surcharge

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Patron Didn't Appreciate Eatery's 4% Surcharge


Lifestyle from Newser     •     January 15, 2024, 4:00 pm

An Atlanta restaurant is taking heat over what its owners say is an optional fee on customers' tabs to help cover employees' health insurance costs. Fox Business rep...Read more

 

A Crazy Number of Japanese People Under 50 Never Dated

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A Crazy Number of Japanese People Under 50 Never Dated


Lifestyle from Newser     •     January 14, 2024, 10:30 pm

Romantic love has lost its appeal to a growing number of younger adults in Japan, where a record number of people under 50 have shrugged off dating. A recen...Read more

 

Louisa May Alcott May Have Had Another Pen Name

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Louisa May Alcott May Have Had Another Pen Name


Lifestyle from Newser     •     January 12, 2024, 5:57 pm

Louisa May Alcott was a lot like her Little Women character Jo in that she, too, wrote stories to support her family. Before Little Women was published in two parts...Read more

 

Fruit Stripe Gum Is No More

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Fruit Stripe Gum Is No More


Lifestyle from Newser     •     January 11, 2024, 8:50 pm

Farewell, Fruit Stripe gum. The brand, around since the 1960s though under different owners, is going away for good. Manufacturer Ferrera Candy confirms to CBS MoneyWatch that the colo...Read more

 

For Dogs in South Korea, 'History in the Making'

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For Dogs in South Korea, 'History in the Making'


Lifestyle from Newser     •     January 9, 2024, 3:19 pm

South Korea's Parliament on Tuesday passed a landmark ban on production and sales of dog meat, as public calls for a prohibition have grown sharply over concerns ab...Read more

 

Hey Florida, There Are Some New Kids in Town

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Hey Florida, There Are Some New Kids in Town


Lifestyle from Newser     •     January 6, 2024, 11:25 pm

Good news, Florida boomers: those new neighbors moving in can help set up your iPhone and install anti-virus software, all for the price of an avocado toast. In other ...Read more

 

French Grocery Giant Drops PepsiCo Products Over Prices

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French Grocery Giant Drops PepsiCo Products Over Prices


Lifestyle from Newser     •     January 5, 2024, 7:30 am

Inflation may finally be starting to ease, but prices for some items are showing no signs of coming back down—and now one of the biggest supermarket chains...Read more

 

He's the Oldest Person to Hike Grand Canyon Rim to Rim

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He's the Oldest Person to Hike Grand Canyon Rim to Rim


Lifestyle from Newser     •     January 3, 2024, 3:39 pm

It took Alfredo Aliaga Burdio 21 hours and 15 minutes to hike the 24 miles from the North Rim to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. But the 92-year-old Spania...Read more

 

13-Year-Old Is First Person to 'Break' Tetris

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13-Year-Old Is First Person to 'Break' Tetris


Lifestyle from Newser     •     January 3, 2024, 2:25 pm

Since its inception, the NES version of Tetris had been considered an impossible game to beat. After more than three decades, however, a 13-year-old has now done the i...Read more

 

Cashmere Is Cheap These Days, but There's a Cost to That

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Cashmere Is Cheap These Days, but There's a Cost to That


Lifestyle from Newser     •     December 30, 2023, 3:28 pm

Buying a cashmere scarf or sweater was once a pricy purchase, but the cost of the luxe fabric has gone down in recent years. And according to NPR , the re...Read more

 

The Trick to Resolutions: Don't Aim Too High

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The Trick to Resolutions: Don't Aim Too High


Lifestyle from Newser     •     December 31, 2023, 2:15 pm

It's an annual end-of-year exercise in futility for many. But a clean slate awaits at the stroke of midnight for the next round of resolutions. From the first spray o...Read more

 

Restaurant That Inspired Ratatouille Reopens in Paris

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Restaurant That Inspired Ratatouille Reopens in Paris


Lifestyle from Newser     •     December 29, 2023, 6:32 pm

The Tour d'Argent already boasts a 320,000-bottle wine cellar, a world-famous duck recipe, and a storied 441-year history. Now, the legendary Paris restauran...Read more

 

YouTuber Franke Doesn't Mince Words on Her Ex-Partner

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YouTuber Franke Doesn't Mince Words on Her Ex-Partner


Lifestyle from Newser     •     December 29, 2023, 1:35 pm

Earlier this month, YouTube parenting and relationship advice guru Ruby Franke pleaded guilty in Utah to four counts of child abuse, admitting she tortured a...Read more

 

Keeping Amazon Prime Video as You Know It Will Cost You

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Keeping Amazon Prime Video as You Know It Will Cost You


Lifestyle from Newser     •     December 28, 2023, 12:27 pm

We knew this day was coming , though we didn't know exactly when. Now, Amazon announces that its Prime Video service will start showing ads in its movies ...Read more

 

'Cruise That Will Really Never Stop' Set for May

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'Cruise That Will Really Never Stop' Set for May


Lifestyle from Newser     •     December 26, 2023, 9:10 pm

If you're one of the disgruntled customers who just saw their three-year cruise of a lifetime with Life of the Seas nixed last month , there's something else comi...Read more

 

The Secret Life of Gift Cards

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The Secret Life of Gift Cards


Lifestyle from Newser     •     December 25, 2023, 6:10 pm

Gift cards make great stocking stuffers—just as long as you don't stuff them in a drawer and forget about them after the holidays. Americans are expected to spend nearly $30 billi...Read more

 

Men Outnumber Women, but Only on One Coast

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Men Outnumber Women, but Only on One Coast


Lifestyle from Newser     •     December 25, 2023, 8:00 am

Anyone who suspects there are more women than men where they live, or vice versa, will find fodder for their suspicions in new data from the US Census Bureau. Whether i...Read more