Danish mask study has serious flaws, experts say

Mask-wearing has remained a hot-button political issue even as more states, including those with Republican governors who long resisted such measures, are adopting mask mandates as case numbers rise across the United States. Numerous studies have found that masks, and perhaps even the mandates, reduce the risk of transmission.

“Masks have been shown to protect others and, despite the reported results of this study, probably protect the wearer,” former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Dozens Of Lawmakers Urge Biden To Pick Deb Haaland For Interior Secretary

Dozens of members of Congress, including some Republicans, are urging President-elect Joe Biden to pick Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) to be his Interior Secretary ― and make some history in the process.

Haaland, the chair of House Natural Resources subcommittee with oversight authority for the Interior Department, made history in 2018 as one of just two Native American women ever elected to Congress. If Biden tapped her for the Interior Secretary post, it would be

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Walmart Will Deliver a Live Christmas Tree to Your Door for No Additional Cost

Photo credit: Walmart / Skyler Smith on Unsplash
Photo credit: Walmart / Skyler Smith on Unsplash

From The Pioneer Woman

Walmart is here to make the holiday season easier. This week, the retailer announced two new services to help customers prep for the greatest (yet often the most hectic) time of year without even having to leave the couch.

Walmart will now deliver live Christmas trees right to your doorstep for free. Yes, that’s right—a live Fraser Fir brought to you without the

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How to Have the Best Virtual Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and unfortunately, it’s a terrible time for people to be traveling long distances to be in close contact with family and friends. As the COVID-19 infection numbers continue to climb, cities around the United States are once again entering the lockdown phases that beset the nation back in March. So far, the US has seen over 11 million cases, with over 250,000 deaths and counting. It makes for a

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DeliverEnd has bold vision to make peer-to-peer online sales safer

Nick Turner’s app allows people using online marketplaces to buy and sell items without exchanging personal information. (IBJ photo/Eric Learned)

Nick Turner moves fast and thinks big. And always has.

The all-state Indiana high school football player and track star for Southport High School (and later a two-sport athlete at Indiana University) continues that mindset with the company, DeliverEnd, he founded in 2017.

DeliverEnd developed and markets an app designed to improve the safety, security

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Texas advocacy groups will hold virtual event to recognize lives lost on Transgender Day of Remembrance

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Many will remember the year 2020 for a litany of unfortunate milestones, including that it’s reported as the deadliest for violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people in the country’s history.

A report released this week by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation detailed the violent deaths of 37 people so far this year, which is more than any other since the organization began tracking this data in 2013. For that reason, Nov.

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Top Interior Design Trends for 2021

Saying that 2020 has been filled with more than its fair share of ups and downs is quite the understatement, but this year has also truly helped many of us reconnect with our homes. Life in quarantine has allowed us to begin the process of making our homes—no matter how sprawling or sparse—a more functional, beautiful place that reflects our own histories, experiences, and design aesthetics. We’re crossing our fingers that, at least in the

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Best online games to play with friends as you hunker down this winter

The pandemic and social distancing recommendations may have changed your usual Thanksgiving plans with family and friends this year. But you can still play online games together, even from far away.

Whether you’re looking for old-school favorites, party games, escape rooms or hard-core board game options, there’s likely a virtual option, as more people turn to tech for creative socializing during social distancing. Watching movies and shows together through extensions such as Netflix Party

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Macron accused of double standards by muzzling press with new law

President Emmanuel Macron faced accusations of double standards on Friday as he launched plans for a government crackdown on press freedoms in France while styling himself as a paragon of free expression abroad.

After the gruesome beheading last month of Samuel Paty, a high-school teacher who showed caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad to students, Mr Macron insisted that defending free expression was an essential French value.

“I will always defend in my country the freedom

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Day-tripping in Land Rover’s newest model

In these strange times of COVID-19 bubbles and limited travel, we need to find adventure close to home. With that in mind, my wife Claire and I embarked on a trek in search of fresh air, postcard vistas, home-baked treats and very large (carved) snakes. Our vehicle of choice was one of the most anticipated vehicles of the year (at least among the off-road and wannabe off-road crowd) – the 2020 Land Rover Defender 110.

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France postpones ‘Black Friday’ to help locked-down shops

PARIS (AP) — France’s government on Friday got supermarket chains and e-commerce platforms like Amazon to agree to postpone “Black Friday” promotions, responding to concerns that shops shuttered by the nation’s coronavirus lockdown are hemorrhaging business and could be hurt further if they miss out on the consumer splurge.

Under the deal brokered by the economy minister, Bruno Le Maire, “Black Friday” in France will now be pushed back by a week to Dec. 4, … Read More

Early Black Friday deals at Walmart 2020

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Heads up: Black Friday discounts on great gifts like these wireless earbuds are on. (Photo: Walmart)
Heads up: Black Friday discounts on great gifts like these wireless earbuds are on. (Photo: Walmart)

2020 has been a year like no other. With everything that’s been going on, you might find that the holiday season has completely snuck up

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DIY smart home-security basics – 21Oak

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Just a few years ago, purchasing a security system required having a professional come to your home for installation. This meant drilling holes and running wires throughout the house. The equipment may have been free, but homeowners needed to sign up for expensive multiyear subscription plans to keep it running. Today, most systems are wireless, and homeowners can simply order them online and follow step-by-step instructions. It’s that easy. What is the most

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How the Houston foster care system has been affected by the pandemic

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everything in some way, including the Houston foster care system.

“And so when COVID hit, our routine and normal changed slightly,” Jennifer Moffett, a foster parent with Depelchin Children’s Center said.

Moffett is a wife and mom of two, and in 2019, her family grew with the addition of a then-6-day-old baby boy.

Their now-19-month-old foster child has been with them ever since.

“A lot of

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‘Ammonite’ Costume Designer Michael O’Connor on His Moodboard and the History of Fisherman’s Sweaters

One wouldn’t know from watching the film Ammonite, which is set in the 1840s, that costume designer Michael O’Connor had to make a case for the characters’s collection of elaborate bonnets. Inspired by British paleontologist Mary Anning’s life, Ammonite—which was released theatrically on November 13 and will be available on premium on-demand on December 4—tells the story of an affair between Mary (played by Kate Winslet) and Charlotte Murchison (Saoirse Ronan). Charlotte has been

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The Best Minecraft Servers | Digital Trends

The world of Minecraft offers a seemingly endless supply of adventures, thanks to its sandbox nature. You can forage and fight off creatures in survival mode, or you can don your artist’s cap and craft an entire world in creative mode. However, Minecraft doesn’t need to be a solo activity. Thanks to Minecraft servers, you can join others online across the globe, experiencing worlds crafted to mimic famous fantasy landscapes or games of the past.

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House Democrats push Biden to pick Haaland as next Interior secretary

More than 50 House Democrats are pushing President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenRomney on Trump election tactics: ‘Difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action’ by president Biden promises federal government will pay for National Guard coronavirus work: ‘That should be paid for’ House committee chairs demand briefing from GSA head on presidential transition MORE to select Rep. Deb HaalandDebra HaalandHaaland says Biden will be ‘breath of fresh air’ on Native American issues US is

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Dungeons & Dragons’ most famous tavern, The Yawning Portal, goes on sale in April

The most famous tavern in all of the Forgotten Realms is coming to life as a piece of terrain that you can use at home for your own role-playing adventures. Dungeons & Dragons Icons of the Realms: The Yawning Portal Inn is currently in production at WizKids, and will retail for $349.99 when it goes on sale in April 2021. Here are the first, exclusive images of the lavish new set piece.

The Yawning Portal

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A guide to navigating your virtual Thanksgiving

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Minnesota, many families have decided to rethink their Thanksgiving plans and find alternatives to traditional in-person gatherings. State officials are now asking Minnesotans not to gather for Thanksgiving outside their immediate household, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is strongly recommending that people stay home for Thanksgiving.

But, as many look to move this year’s turkey day celebrations online, it seems a new family member has

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France looks to postpone ‘Black Friday’ to help small shops

PARIS (AP) — France’s government was working Friday to get supermarket chains and e-commerce platforms like Amazon to agree to postpone “Black Friday” promotions, responding to concerns that shops shuttered by the nation’s coronavirus lockdown are hemorrhaging business and could be hurt further if they miss out on the consumer splurge.

With the lockdown starting to bring France’s latest virus surge back under control, the government is facing pressure to allow businesses closed as “non-essential” … Read More