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These Noise-Cancelling Jabra Elite Active 65t Earbuds Changed How I Work From Home

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Scouted/AmazonI’ve survived plane rides and train rides without headphones. Crowded subways, working in an office, or working out — all were bearable without noise canceling or music blasting or podcast droning. Call me a sadist, but it never really bothered me that I didn’t wear or care about headphones all that much, until I started working from home. The myriad of distractions, plus never having the room to myself, made it nearly impossible to get work done or be on a Zoom call without headphones. I originally opted for a giant pair of over-ear ones that did the job fairly well, but they were heavy and hard to keep on all day. Then, I invested in a pair of Jabra Elite Active 65t Earbuds. I’ve never been much of an earbud-wearer (I’ve only liked one...

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Thugs threaten to behead autistic boy’s therapy dog if they’re not given £10,000

Luke Sims, 12, offered all his money to bring his therapy dog home (Picture: Sheila Sims/Caters)Sickening thugs have threatened to decapitate an autistic boy’s therapy dog if his family do not pay £10,000. Luke Sims, 12, was inseparable from Pippa, a three-year-old Cavapoochon, who played with him and helped manage his autism and anxiety. When she disappeared two months ago, Luke offered all his birthday money – £90 – for information to help find her. But cruel thugs have called the family, from Newark, Nottinghamshire, saying they will chop off Pippa’s head unless they pay a £10,000 ransom. The family have gone to extreme lengths to find Pippa, including a drone search of the local area, but mum Sheila is convinced she was taken by thieves. She said: ‘I received a call in t

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‘Gay Hitler’ Texas Lawmaker Kyle Biederman Introduces Bill Aimed at Seceding from the Union

Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastFor months, far-right voices like Rush Limbaugh and Texas GOP head Allen West have floated secession as a potential means of escaping Democratic control in Washington. This week, that chatter transformed into something concrete – and nearly unprecedented. In Austin, Republican Kyle Biedermann of the Texas House of Representatives, previously best known for dressing up as “gay Hitler,” became the first American legislator in nearly a century and only the second since the Civil War to file a formal bill calling for state-level secession from the United States. Dubbed the “Texas Independence Referendum Act,” his bill would allow Texans to vote this November on a referendum “on the question of whether this state should leave the United States...

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Deadly COVID Mutations Can’t Stop the Party in Florida

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast/Photos GettyMIAMI—On Tuesday evening, a trio of young women approached the back gate of Lagniappe, a tree-lined, outdoor patio wine bar near Wynwood, a trendy neighborhood of Miami that has served as Florida’s COVID-19 epicenter since the pandemic washed over the state. From the sidewalk, it was easy to see the popular drinking spot was full. Nearly all of Lagniappe’s circular patio tables were packed with maskless people sharing bottles of pinot grigio, rose, and merlot. On Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported that 92 out of 293 known U.S. cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, or the “U.K. variant,” a potentially more contagious strain of the coronavirus, were found in Florida. For comparison, California, which has nearly double...

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Trump Allies New Riot Defense Banks On People Not Understanding How Cellphones Work

GettyAs the Senate prepares for Donald Trump’s impeachment trial over the Capitol riot, the ex-president’s allies in the right-wing media remain hard at work creating a range of defenses that absolve him from the violence triggered by months of lies and deception. In the logic of an argument that’s been embraced by pro-Trump cable networks, it was impossible for the first wave of rioters to hear Trump’s speech on the White House Ellipse in person because they started attacking before he was finished speaking. Therefore, Trump couldn’t have incited them to attack the Capitol. Unless, that is, everyone carries cellphones that can livestream speeches as they happen. at The Daily Beast. ...read more Source:: The Daily Beast...

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Billionaire Mark Cuban says his 11-year-old son made money with WallStreetBets traders — and he ‘loves’ what’s going on with the Reddit forum

Summary List Placement Mark Cuban's 11-year-old-son made money trading with the WallStreetBets forum, the billionaire said. The subreddit went private for an hour on Wednesday after a deluge of new participants joined the group. The SEC said it is monitoring ongoing market volatility amid a surge in GameStop and other stocks. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Entrepreneur Mark Cuban said Wednesday his 11-year-old son made money by trading with r/WallStreetBets, and that he loves how the Reddit day-trading forum became the central catalyst to an epic short-squeeze. "I got to say I LOVE LOVE what is going on with #wallstreebets," Cuban said in a tweet. "All of those years of High Frequency Traders front running retail traders, now speed and dens...

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6 shot, 1 fatally, Wednesday in Chicago

Six people were shot, one fatally, Jan. 27, 2021, in Chicago. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-TimesA man was fatally shot in the 3500 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue. Six people were shot, one fatally, Wednesday in Chicago including a 26-year-old man who was fatally shot in Oakland on the South Side. The man was inside a building about 3:25 p.m. in the 3500 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, when a person approached him and fired shots, Chicago police said. He was struck multiple times in the body and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released information on the fatality. Detectives have brought a man in for questioning about the shooting. In non-fatal shootings, two people were shot in Gresham ...

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Sugar Ray Robinson’s 2nd Marriage Ended With a Tiny $23,000 Divorce Settlement: ‘He Could Be a Rascal’

Edna Mae Robinson hugs husband Sugar Ray Robinson in 1955 | Bettmann/ContributorEdna Mae, his second wife, and Robinson were divorced in 1962. She says that of the $4 million he earned during his career, she only received about $23,000 during the divorce settlement. The IRS and bad investment dealings claimed a good portion of his riches, and by 1965, Sugar Ray Robinson is one of the greatest boxers of all time. While he brought a lot of attention to the sport, his charismatic nature didn’t always transfer into his personal life. Married three times, Robinson was accused of infidelity and domestic abuse. While he had his faults, his second wife Edna Mae Robinson still holds him close to her heart and doesn’t want to tarnish his image. Sugar Ray Robinson’s career RELATED: Mike Tyson

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Dear Abby: I went looking for our photos and got a bad surprise

DEAR ABBY: I’d like to alert your readers to something that happened to me so it may keep it from happening to them. Jeanne Phillips In her later years, my dear mother was afflicted with dementia. When it became clear she could no longer live alone, I went to live with her. One day, I went looking for the albums of photos from when my brothers and I were kids, family vacations, etc. After searching high and low and not finding them, I asked Mom what had happened to them. Turns out, she threw them out because she didn’t remember any of the people in the pictures! To say I was devastated would be an understatement. Related Articles Dear Abby: My bestie and I have sex, and that intimidates my boyfriend Dear Abby: He’s the only man for me, and I’m t

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Marie Kondo reveals she’s pregnant again with third child

Marie Kondo is pregnant again (Picture: FilmMagic)Marie Kondo has revealed she is pregnant again. The organising guru, 36, is expecting her third child with husband Takumi Kawahara and announced the news on Instagram by debuting her baby bump. Marie, who is the star of Netflix series Tidying Up, was seen cutely looking down at her bump and holding it in her hands in her big reveal. She captioned her post: ‘I have some news! Another bundle of joy on the way. 💖’ Marie was inundated with congratulatory messages, with her celebrity pals coming out in full force to send her their well wishes. Miranda Kerr commented on Marie’s post: ‘So happy for you and your family 💖 Congratulations 🎉,’ while Drew Barrymore wrote: ‘CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I am wishing you so much joy! And health a

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Callum Hudson-Odoi reveals Thomas Tuchel’s tactic changes after Chelsea’s draw with Wolves

Callum Hudson-Odoi says Thomas Tuchel has asked him to be more direc for Chelsea (Getty)Callum Hudson-Odoi has revealed that Thomas Tuchel has instructed him to be more direct following Chelsea’s draw with Wolves on Wednesday evening. Tuchel’s first game in charge ended in a stalemate at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea dominated possession but were unable to break down a stubborn Wolves side. Following Frank Lampard’s sacking earlier this week, Tuchel opted to switch formation and play with a back three with Hudson-Odoi deployed as a wing-back on the right flank. The 20-year-old, who had started just three Premier League games under Lampard this season, delivered an impressive performance against Wolves. And the winger has revealed that Tuchel has already placed a lot of emphasis ...

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Michael Owen slams Chelsea performance on Thomas Tuchel’s debut against Wolves

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea debut was not one to remember (Picture: Getty Images)Michael Owen believes Chelsea were poor and one-dimensional in Thomas Tuchel’s debut as Blues manager, but the former England striker has backed the German to succeed at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea played out a tepid goalless draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night in Tuchel’s first game in charge of the club. The home side dominated the play, finishing the game with 79 per cent possession, but they failed to create clear cut chances, and in fact, Wolves had some good opportunities to pinch the three points. Tuchel was only announced as Chelsea boss on Tuesday, so it would be unfair to judge him too heavily on his first game in charge, but Owen did not enjoy the contest at all

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provides Eric Bailly injury update ahead of Arsenal clash

Eric Bailly missed Manchester United’s shock defeat against Sheffield United at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue the ‘unfortunate’ injury which ruled Eric Bailly out of last night’s match against Sheffield United. The Ivory Coast international had been a revelation since returning to the team last month with United having won six of the seven matches he has featured in since December 23. Bailly, however, suffered bruising following a collision in training on Tuesday and missed the shock defeat at Old Trafford against Chris Wilder’s side who had won only one game all season prior to last night. With Victor Lindelof rested due to his ongoing back problem, Axel Tuanzebe was given a rare start at the heart of United’s defence and it was his unfortun...

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Astronauts complete daring spacewalk outside ISS to install British tech

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Two astronauts have completed a spacewalk to install a British-built broadband hub that will beam scientific research back to Earth. The technology marks the UK’s first major industrial contribution to the International Space Station (ISS). Called ColKa, short for Columbus Ka-band Terminal, the system will allow astronauts to communicate with Earth at home broadband speeds. It will revolutionise scientists’ ability in the UK and Europe to access the results of space-based experiments, from investigations into the effects of radiation on seeds to biomining research. The results will help researchers to understand things like ho...

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