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This candle startup has a beautiful gifting and unboxing experience, making them foolproof gifts

  Summary List Placement Otherland is an up-and-coming startup lauded for its beautifully packaged and fragranced candles. Candles come as a three-piece set for $89 or individually for $36.  You can even customize the matchbox that comes with the candles, making it the perfect gift for a loved one.  I know what you're thinking.  Does the world really need another fancy candle brand? Isn't that market saturated enough?  Well, yes, and hear us out — because we wouldn't be writing this article if we didn't think this particular company was doing something special.   Otherland, a relatively new startup, is making some of the most beautifully packaged and scented candles we've seen in a long time, and at an accessible price point ($36 each) when compared to luxury brands like Diptyque and Byr

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Victoria Larson Gets Body-Shamed By Matt James’ Friends, Claps Back in Queenly Fashion

Okay, obviously "Queen" Victoria Larson is not the most popular contestant on Matt James' season of the Bachelor. In fact, her behavior is so outrageous it's prompted rumors that Victoria is a paid actress planted by the show's producers to help liven up this season's proceedings. We don't know about that, but there's no denying that Larson has assumed the "villain" as eagerly as anyone else in the history of Bachelor Nation. So she's certainly earned some of the criticism that's coming her way these days. But the latest shots fired at Victoria have to with her appearance, and that sort of crticism is never acceptable. To make matters worse, the remarks come from friends of Matt James', who has not yet spoken out against their behavior. In the video above, we see Matt e...

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#JusticeforClaudia? Kellyanne Conway faces police investigation over who posted nude photo of teen daughter

For months, Kellyanne Conway’s growing conflict with her 16-year-old daughter, Claudia, has played out online, with the outspoken teen posting TikTok videos showing them arguing over her mother’s proactive role in Donald Trump’s administration, but also depicting her mother lashing out at her with insults and possibly worse. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway speaks to the press at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 16, 2019. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) The videos have taken an especially disturbing turn in recent weeks, with Claudia last week accusing her mother of being “physically, mentally, and emotionally abusive,” Vox reported. Her TikToks appeared to show Kellyanne Conway shouting, cursing frequently, belittling, and seemingly hitting her daughter. Now, the

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Goya CEO muzzled by directors after ‘insulting’ comments

By Maria Santana and Chris Isidore, CNN Business (CNN) — Goya’s board of directors had enough of CEO Robert Unanue’s public comments in support of former President Donald Trump and his unfounded claims of voter fraud. On Friday, it voted to muzzle him. The board of the privately held Latino food company voted to censure Unanue, following his most recent controversial remarks that questioned the legitimacy of the November election, according to a person familiar with the board’s actions, who spoke to CNN on the condition that their name not be used. Unanue will no longer be allowed to speak to the media without the board’s permission, the source said. The decision was first reported by the New York Post Monday evening. The source said this is a “full stop” on Unanue speaking to the press, n

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Nancy Pelosi’s Recent Stock Purchase Raises Important Ethics Issues For All Of Congress

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 28: U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a weekly news conference May 28, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Speaker Pelosi discussed various topics including the death of George Floyd after being detained by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the imposing of national security law to override Hong Kong’s autonomy by the Chinese government. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Nancy Pelosi made some stock purchases last month that are raising eyebrows — and questions — about the ethics of Congresspeople buying and selling stocks. In December, Rep. Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, purchased 25 call options of Tesla stocks, along with a few other stock purchases. Why does this matter? Because under the Biden administration’s new agen

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Rishi Sunak, it’s not enough to thank parents – we need support

Parents of all genders are struggling during this pandemic and resulting lockdown (Picture: TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS)Yesterday was a devastating day for the UK. Coronavirus-related deaths surpassed 100,000 – a number that is quite simply indigestible, heartbreaking and unacceptable. But the day was also marred by another incident. Chancellor Rishi Sunak responded to a question in the House of Commons about when schools will reopen given that many female business owners are working full time at home while bearing full time responsibility for childcare and homeschooling. He pronounced what he might have assumed was an innocuous compliment, that ‘we owe mums everywhere an enormous debt of thanks for doing the enormously difficult job of juggling childcare and work at this tricky time’.

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Another Police Officer Who Responded to Capitol Riots Dies by Suicide Days Later

Bill O'Leary/GettyA second police officer who responded to the riots at the Capitol earlier this month died by suicide, the D.C. police chief revealed on Tuesday evening. Jeffrey Smith had worked for D.C. Metro Police for 12 years and died on Jan. 15. Smith is the second police officer to commit suicide who was working at the Capitol on the day a pro-Trump mob stormed the building. Another officer died from his injuries in the attack, and four civilians died as a result of the insurrection. at The Daily Beast. Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here ...read more Source:: The Daily Beast...

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Auschwitz survivors mark anniversary online amid pandemic

Krystyna Budnicka, an 88-year-old Holocaust survivor and member of the Children of the Holocaust Association poses for a portrait by her home window overlooking a partial area of the former Warsaw Ghetto during International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, 2021 in Warsaw, Poland. Krystyna Budnicka was born in 1932 to a Jewish family with many children, which resided on Muranowski Square, once known as the Northern Quarter which was the centre of Jewish life before World War Two. Between living in the Warsaw Ghetto, bunkers, and sewers during the Warsaw Uprising, she is the only survivor, from a family of 10. Recently Krystina has overcome the covid-19 disease which gave her the strength to pay her respects to the Holocaust victims and her family members. January 27, the day the Au

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Morgan Stanley names 14 stocks to buy now that are set to pop from Biden ‘going big on green energy’

Summary List PlacementPresident Joe Biden is making good on his campaign promise to combat climate change, issuing a suite of executive actions Wednesday including directing the Interior Department to pause new federal leasing for oil and gas development.  They weren't his first climate actions — Biden issued a spate of executive orders on his first day in office — and they certainly won't be his last.  "There is a significant probability of further clean energy legislation later in 2021," analysts at Morgan Stanley led by Stephen Byrd wrote in a note Wednesday morning. While experts say major climate legislation is unlikely to pass in a divided Senate, Morgan Stanley expects some legislation in support of clean energy to show up in an infrastructure package. It's likely to include tax ...

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A global computer chip shortage could mean $61 billion in lost sales for automakers like Toyota and Nissan (TSLA, F, GM, FCAU)

Summary List PlacementA global shortage of semiconductor chips driven by disruptions in the supply chain due to COVID-19 could cause car companies to lose as much as $61 billion in revenue this year, Bloomberg reports, citing estimates from the consulting firm Alix Partners.  Several car companies are already starting to feel the pinch. Production of multiple car models has already been delayed at several Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler plants due to the shortage, Reuters reports. The lack of chips has forced automakers to prioritize the production of their higher prices, and often more profitable , models.  In Texas, Toyota limited its production of its full-size Tundra. In Japan, Nissan was forced to lower its production, while Volkswagen was already lowering produ...

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‘We can attack Twitter or the democrats you pick’: Napa man allegedly caught with pipe bombs plotted attacks, had right wing militia ties, feds say

NAPA — Federal prosecutors have filed charges against a Napa man who was allegedly caught with pipe bombs, and authorities say he is being investigated for possible ties to a far-right militia known as the Three Percenters. Ian Benjamin Rogers, 43, of Napa, was charged with possessing five pipe bombs. According to the criminal complaint, authorities uncovered evidence Rogers was was researching guerrilla warfare and plotting attacks against “Twitter or the democrats.” He also specifically mentioned targeting California Gov. Gavin Newsom, the complaint alleges. According to the FBI, Rogers was motivated by a desire to keep former President Donald Trump in office, based on a belief that the 2020 election results were a sham. The complaint alleges a search of his home yielded indicia tied to...

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40,000+ excess deaths in 2020, and other things we learned from California death data

How deadly was 2020? Newly published mortality data from the California Department of Public Health suggests that over 40,000 more people died in California last year than would have been expected before the coronavirus infected millions of people around the state. The dramatic 15% increase in deaths over the average of the previous three years is significantly more than the nearly 26,000 deaths that state health officials attributed to COVID-19 as of the end of the year. That number will ultimately grow, because COVID-19 deaths are determined carefully by public health departments, coroners and medical examiners and can take weeks or even months to be reflected in the publicly reported death tally. But even without much detail, we can clearly see the impact of the pandemic by looking at

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Injured Arsenal star Kieran Tierney spotted in training ahead of Man Utd clash

Kieran Tierney missed Arsenal’s win over Southampton through injury (Picture: Arsenal YouTube)Kieran Tierney appears to have handed Arsenal a major boost ahead of Saturday’s Premier League showdown against Manchester United after he was spotted in training on Wednesday. The influential left-back has struggled to maintain his fitness over the course of the last month and has missed three of his side’s last four matches in all competitions. Tierney was absent last night as the Gunners recorded their fifth win from their last six matches to move to within four points of a Champions League qualifying place having been steeling themselves for a potential relegation battle as recently as mid-December. Arsenal face an acid test of their credentials against in-form United on Saturday ...

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I Was The First Person In The U.S. To Get The COVID-19 Vaccine

No one told Sandra Lindsay that her picture was going to wind up on the front page of the New York Times. But that’s exactly what happened on December 15, the day after she became the first person in the United States to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, after it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. “I was on the front page of just about every major newspaper around the world,” she says. In fact, Lindsay, the director of nursing for critical care at Northwell Health’s Long Island Jewish Medical Center, didn’t even know she’d been the first person to receive the shot, until New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced it at a press conference later that day. All she knew was that she couldn’t wait to get the life-saving vaccine.  Today, ICU nurse Sandra Lindsay made history

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Cannes Film Festival Pushed to July 2021

Organizers of the Cannes Film Festival announced that the festival has been postponed and will now take place July 6-17. Originally the event was set to unfold on the French Riviera May 11-22. In the meantime, the Cannes Lions advertising market is still scheduled for June 21-25. The new Cannes dates for July overlap with dates previously set by Karlovy Vary 2021. In addition to pandemic considerations, Variety reported earlier this month that one benefit of holding the festival later is the large number of strong films in the pipeline. Hotel owners, influential in the seaside tourism hotspot, would normally object to a summertime festival. But tourism has been hard-hit thanks to the pandemic and cancelation of festivals and trade shows that bring in money. Mass COVID vaccinations kicked

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US durable goods orders show modest 0.2% December gain

Worker Javad Memarzadeh, of Needham, Mass., right, dusts washers in a display, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, at a Home Depot location, in Boston. Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticketed manufactured goods rose a moderate 0.9% in November with a key category that tracks business investment plans showing a gain. The Commerce Department said Wednesday, Dec. 23 that the November gain in orders for durable goods, items expected to last at least three years, followed stronger gains in recent months including a 3.8% rise in October. | APThe rise in orders for durable goods, items expected to last at least three years, followed much stronger increases of 1.2% November and 1.8% in October, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured g...

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Baby can be saved from rare genetic disorder – but sister, 5, will die of it

Five-year-old Addy, left, and three-month-old Ollie, right, both have the same genetic condition (Facebook)A family faces a desperate race against time to raise enough money for their son to have life-saving treatment for a rare disease that will kill his sister. The Rasberrys, from the Woodlands, Texas, need help to raise $500,000 for three-month-old Ollie to have treatment on a fatal condition that attacks the central nervous system. It’s what his sister, Addy, aged five, has been suffering with since the age two leaving her unable to move, talk or eat, reports KHOU. Tragically Addy will tragically die of rare genetic disorder, Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD), but there is still time to save her little brother, Addy’s family has said. The children’s mother, Victoria, said

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Why one-size-fits-all global marketing strategies are unlikely to work, according to new research

Summary List PlacementBy Aparna Bharadwaj, managing director and partner, BCG, and Lauren Taylor, managing director and partner, BCG Globalization was supposed to be the great homogenizer of consumer markets. As they spend more time streaming the same movies, interacting on social media, and traveling abroad, the narrative goes, the mindsets of consumers across the world — especially for the young and affluent — would increasingly converge. As a result, marketers could appeal to Gen Z and other demographic groups globally with similar messages. However, new research by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) indicates that building global marketing campaigns around generic archetypes could be unwise. A survey of 15,000 consumers of different ages and income segments in China, Japan, Australia, Fr...

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