Day: October 28, 2020

What Does It Take to Make Mean Girls ‘Sexy’?

In girl world, as Tina Fey once wrote, “Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything else about it.” In the Mean Girls musical world, Fey, director Casey Nicholaw, and costume designer Gregg Barnes go all out in satirizing what it means when teens try to make anything and everything “sexy.”

“Casey and Tina, during their lunch breaks in

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Novice DIYer Wraps Up Solo Kitchen Remodel After Five Years

In August 2020, Brittany Joyner finished a complete remodel of the kitchen in her 1956 ranch-style home in Los Angeles. She began the project in Fall 2015 with little more than a vague idea of what she wanted and the courage to venture into the unknown.

a woman standing in a kitchen

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The project took five years because Joyner isn’t a professional carpenter. She’s not an architect, interior designer or even an accomplished DIYer. It took five

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10 Movies To Watch Before They Leave Netflix At The End Of November

Over 40 movies are leaving Netflix during November.

Many of these departures are big losses for the service. I keep a running list of the best movies to watch on Netflix, and many of the departing films are included in that group.

A couple of films I’m particularly sad to see go are “Moneyball” and “Zodiac,” both of which make the shortlist of my all-time favorite movies. “Zodiac” may be David Fincher’s best film, so

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“Technology’s been coming for black people since the beginning” says Charlene Prempeh

Exposing and tackling racism in technology is the goal of UK initiative A Vibe Called Tech. Dezeen spoke to founder Charlene Prempeh about the responsibility companies have in protecting the black community on and offline.

a man sitting on a suitcase

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Launched in 2018, A Vibe Called Tech explores the impact that technology has on black people in the UK. Prempeh’s work spans across the various forms that technology takes, from social media platforms to artificial intelligence 

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OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump strips protections for Tongass forest, opening it to logging | Interior ‘propaganda’ video and tweets may violate ethics laws, experts say | Democrats see Green New Deal yielding gains despite GOP attacks

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TONGASS NO LONGER ROADLESS, AND GREENS DON’T THINK THAT RULES: The Trump administration on Wednesday lifted protections for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, a move that will

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Utah family rocked by COVID-19 says they can’t imagine rationing care

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah family hit hard by the coronavirus said they’re very concerned about the hospital situation and the talk of having to ration care.

The Moody family had seven of their 10 family members get COVID-19. Their parents both ended up in the hospital, and unfortunately, their mother Carol Ann Moody, 71, never came home. She died of the virus on May 21.

“It’s scary. I don’t know where we are

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Best gifts to buy teenage girls for 2020

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

2020 has been a hard year for teenagers. Relegated to their homes with school online, our masked children are flaunting their style on social media instead of IRL. But we have an opportunity to lift some teenage spirits this holiday season! Choose one of these spot-on

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Where to buy the best #TikTokMadeMeBuyIt kitchen goods

But honey, TikTok made me buy it!

This new excuse for an online shopping addiction is a game-changer. Not only because the bite-size videos are insanely easy to consume, but also because there are millions of recommendations on the app for how to make your life in the kitchen as easy as possible.

The hashtag #tiktokmademebuyit is full of products for every aspect of adulting, from work-from-home hacks to reviews of every aisle at the

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Dallas Stars unveil new black and neon green alternate jersey

Stars fans have their wish. A black jersey is back.

For the first time since the Stars redesigned their entire brand in 2013, the team will wear a black jersey, as it unveiled an alternate design Wednesday morning dubbed its Blackout jersey. In addition to being black, the jersey deviates from tradition in many ways:

• By using neon green for the logo and striping, a shade the team is calling Skyline Green. It is

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Interior Department Trump Propaganda Video May Have Broken Law

Tourists view the Morning Glory hot spring in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

Tourists view the Morning Glory hot spring in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP (Getty Images)

The Trump administration continues to stretch the limits of decency and legality as it tries to turn the government into a propaganda arm of President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. The latest example comes from the Department of Interior, which released a Dear Leader-style video touting Trump’s environmental record less

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A woman went missing for 12 days in Zion National Park. Here’s how her story led to an online frenzy

ST. GEORGE, Utah — Twelve days of searching for a woman in one of America’s most treacherous and beloved frontiers ended in a rescue.

Holly Courtier, a 38-year-old California mom, was found Oct. 18 in Zion National Park visibly famished, pounds lighter and dehydrated. She had a concussion, kidney failure, and foot injuries due to the cold, according to her family.

What was supposed to be a brief spiritual pilgrimage turned instead into a fight

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Ultimate Twitch Gaming Setup | Complex

Online gaming is becoming more and more social with the rising popularity of platforms like Discord and Twitch. As these platforms become mainstream, even being used by politicians like AOC to draw in hundreds of thousands of viewers while playing Among Us, the chance that you can get more views on your own stream is possible, too. That being said, if you’re serious about streaming, you’ll need to really invest in your streaming setup. 



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Home Depot Is Selling a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree We Can’t Pass Up

The holidays are right around the corner, so there’s no better time to cozy up with your favorite Hallmark flick and enjoy a mug of steaming hot cocoa. Of course, it’s not quite Christmas without festive decor to transform your living room into Santa’s workshop. If it’s Christmas trees you’re looking for, you have plenty of options this year, from succulent Christmas trees to half Christmas trees for the smallest spaces.

The Christmas tree we’re

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Space probe Philae unexpectedly reveals the ‘fluffy interior’ of comets

“This not only fills in the gaps in the story of Philae’s bouncy journey, but also informs us about the nature of the comet.”

Dr Taylor believes that even if the harpoons have fired, they may not have been able to embed in the fluffy surface 

“You would compress things with the harpoon, but this may not be enough to form a good anchor point,” he said.

“For a future lander, I believe a low

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Relatives of migrant family who drowned in Channel say they begged them not to attempt crossing

It was thought that there had been 19 people on board. However, a source close to the investigation said: “We believe the true number to be up to 22 people, meaning the death toll could be seven.”

Farhad Shekari, 28, also from Sardasht, said he had also tried to talk the family out of attempting the crossing. He had been due to board the same boat at Loon Plage, near Dunkirk, at 8am on Tuesday

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Interior ‘propaganda’ video and tweets may violate ethics laws, experts say

A new video from the Interior Department praising President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska NYT: Trump had 7 million in debt mostly tied to Chicago project forgiven MORE’s efforts in office — and subsequent Twitter comments defending it — have raised questions from ethics experts who say the content veers closely toward propaganda.


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I was pressured to abort my children.

Catherine Glenn Foster, Opinion contributor
Published 7:00 a.m. ET Oct. 28, 2020

Women like Justice Amy Coney Barrett expose the lie that children with special needs are anything other than a gift.

Motherhood is never easy — don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! It looks a little different for every woman, but for more of us than not, our journey to and through motherhood can be a challenge. Mine certainly has been, a road so

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More than 1 percent of mail-in ballots may be rejected, say experts

Sixty percent of voters — nearly 70 million people — are projected to vote by mail nationwide during the coronavirus pandemic. Those who study absentee rejection rates estimate that 1 percent to 2 percent of those votes — potentially more than 1 million — won’t count, which could make a difference in battleground states.

“The vote-by-mail ballot rejections are going to be the hanging chads of 2000,” said Daniel Smith, a professor of political science

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Cryptid world map | Boing Boing

CashNet posted a weirdly wonderful map of popular local monsters from all around the globe. I have no idea why this was the sort of content that someone felt the need to make for a website about financial planning, but it happened.

You can check out a larger version of the world cryptid map here, which is by visual artist Laimute Varkalaite.

Here’s what inspired the map:

For each country, we compiled a long list

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You asked, we answered: Mail-in voting in Massachusetts – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

Some voters are still getting the hang of this newly expanded mail-in voting system. We’re here to help.

With the clock ticking down and Election Day looming, many Massachusetts voters have already voted early in person or shipped off their ballots to be counted. But some voters are still getting the hang of this newly expanded mail-in voting system.

We’re here to help. Earlier this month, we answered some of the top questions about mail-in

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