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Dear Abby: My husband says it’s inexcusably selfish of me to exercise

DEAR ABBY: As a way to manage my stress and anxiety when COVID hit, I started to exercise. Neither my husband, “Chris,” nor I had ever been into fitness at all. As the months have gone on, I have realized the power of being healthy, and I try to exercise every day. Jeanne Phillips The problem? Chris is angry. He calls it “me time” and has made it very difficult for me to go. I tried swimming in the morning before work, but he said he couldn’t manage at home to get our 2-year-old ready for school. I tried to go to the gym in the early evening, but he said he needs me to help get the children ready for bed. I tried running later at night, but it didn’t feel safe, and I also had trouble falling asleep. Related Articles Dear Abby: I don’t want these low-life relatives in our

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Dancing On Ice blasted as ‘irresponsible’ as celebs head to hospital with injuries amid pandemic

Dancing on Ice returned on Sunday evening (Picture: ITV)Dancing on Ice viewers returned to our screens last night, bringing back one of ITV’s most popular shows with arguably the strongest line-up to date – but not everyone was happy. Viewers have hit out at the show for overwhelming the NHS after a string of injuries left celebrities seeking emergency medical care. Sunday night’s programme showed how celebs and professional dancers alike have been rushed to A&E over recent weeks as preparations for the competition got underway. Yebin Mok was admitted to hospital when former Olympic skier Graham Bell fell over and cut her leg, resulting in a horror injury. Denise Van Outen also dislocated her shoulder while rehearsing with professional partner Matt Evers. Denise was able to

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Republicans, Keep Dr. King’s Name Out of Your Mouths

Win McNamee/GettyMLK Day comes this year just as the nation prepares for a new (and better) president, and reckons with the violent threats of Trump and his white supremacist supporters to the transition of power. There are two quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a radical and transformational leader, that come to mind when thinking about the fight then and now for civil rights in a society that has remained stubborn to evolve: “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus” and, speaking of today’s GOP, “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Incredibly, King’s messages of nonviolence and unity were invoked on the floor of Congress last week to defend the likes of white supremacist Donald Trump fro...

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Danger to life warning as two months of rain to fall in a day before more snow

Two months’ worth of rain is set to fall in a day on already-saturated ground from melting snow (Picture: PA / Met Office)Melting snow and heavy rainfall could cause dangerous flooding across large parts of England and Wales this week. The Met Office has issued an amber warning for rain as two months’ worth of rain is set to fall in a day on already-saturated ground from melting snow. The severe weather warning includes Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and Wakefield and is valid from 6am tomorrow until midnight on Wednesday. A further yellow warning is issued across the rest of England and Wales on Wednesday and Thursday. Chief meteorologist from the Met Office, Neil Armstrong, said: ‘A wide area of rainfall will move across central parts of the UK on Monday evening and bring hea...

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Love Island’s Siannise Fudge ‘not as happy mentally’ after show and regrets signing up

Siannise Fudge has opened up about life after the show (Picture: ITV)Love Island’s Siannise Fudge has revealed she’s not ‘mentally as happy’ after appearing on the dating series last year.  The reality star found love with Luke Trotman on the show in January 2019, flying out to South Africa for the first ever ‘winter’ series.  Since returning from their rollercoaster start to 2020 (if only they knew), the pair have been working as influencers. However, speaking frankly in a Q+A on Instagram this weekend, Siannise confessed that with the exception of finding her boyfriend, she would rather not have been on the show in hindsight.  When asking fans to ‘make an assumption about her’, Bristol-native Siannise felt compelled to respond when a follower said: ‘You miss your old life ...

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Piers Morgan breaks record with Matt Hancock clash over free school meals as 30m watch awkward moment

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Piers Morgan has proudly announced that his latest clash with Matt Hancock has broken Good Morning Britain records with a staggering amount of views.  Viewers were gripped last week as they watched Mr Hancock squirm as Morgan reminded him that he voted against free school meals for disadvantaged children during the coronavirus pandemic.  It came after the health secretary praised the Government for sending out food to impoverished children despite previously voting against the policy.  According to Morgan, the interview clip has now been viewed almost 30 million times making it the most-watched moment in GMB history.  Reflecting on the c

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Shots fired at off-duty suburban cop in Gresham

Someone fired shots at an off-duty suburban police officer Jan. 17, 2021, in Gresham. | Sun-Times file photoThe officer, a 52-year-old man, got into an argument with three males in a red Kia Sorento about 10:35 p.m. after the officer was rear-ended on a expressway ramp, Chicago police said. Someone fired shots at an off-duty suburban police officer Sunday during a road rage incident in Gresham on the South Side. The officer, a 52-year-old man, got into an argument with three males in a red Kia Sorento about 10:35 p.m. after the officer was rear-ended on a expressway ramp, Chicago police said. When the vehicles pulled away from the light, someone in the Sorento fired shots at the officer’s vehicle in the 1000 block of West 87th Street, shattering the rear window, police said. No injur...

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Missing dad ‘swept out to sea with his dog’ as police call off Coastguard

Gareth Jones was last seen on Saturday with his cockapoo Connie (Picture: Sussex Police/BPM Media)A huge search for a missing father and his dog has been scaled down after CCTV footage appeared to show them being swept out to sea. Gareth Jones, 69, was last seen at Basin Road South near Hove at around 1pm on Saturday and did not return home. His last known whereabouts were with his cockapoo called Connie at a fishmongers called Fish. Despite overnight searches, there were no sight of Mr Jones or his dog. The Coastguard and lifeboat crews have been called off (Picture: SussexLive/BPM Media) Gareth Jones was last seen with his cockapoo Connie at a fishmongers (Picture: Sussex Police)His daughter Rhian Jones thanked all the helpers who looked for her dad in a social media post....

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10 things in tech you need to know today

Summary List PlacementGood morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings. Tim Cook said Parler could return to the App Store. Apple removed Parler from its platform in the wake of the deadly Capitol siege. Deliveroo raised a $180-million funding round. The Amazon-backed startup is preparing to go public later in 2021. Selena Gomez warned Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg about misinformation months ago. The star said she was frustrated tech platforms failed to heed warnings in the wake of the Capitol riots. Critics want populists like Bolsonaro and Modi kicked off social media. It comes after P...

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One in eight ‘recovered’ Covid patients ‘die within 140 days’

A new Covid patient is being admitted to hospital every 30 seconds and many more may be readmitted months later, according to a new study (Picture: Barcroft/PA)A third of people who recovered after suffering from severe Covid were readmitted to hospital within five months with complications including heart problems, diabetes and chronic liver and kidney conditions.  New research has shown the devastating long term impact of the virus with one in eight people dying within five months of diagnosis.  The University of Leicester and the Office for National Statistics found that out of 47,780 people discharged from hospital in the first wave, 29.4% were back in hospital within 140 days and 12.3% died. Covid survivors were three and half times more likely to be readmitted to hospital an

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1 killed, 2 hurt in Malibu fire that spread from house to nearby brush

MALIBU — One person was killed and two others were seriously injured in connection with a second-alarm fire Sunday in Malibu that started out as a house fire and spread to nearby brush, charring a little under 4 acres. The house fire was reported at 3:34 a.m. in the 2100 block of Rambla Pacifico, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatcher Nicole Larios. By about 5:30 a.m., officials said firefighters had stopped forward progress of the flames. They reached 100% containment of the fire at 5:49 a.m. The flames spread to surrounding brush and a half-acre grew to about 4 acres, Larios said. At the height of the fire, more than 200 firefighters were on the scene. The flames moved downhill, pushed by northeast winds of 10-15 mph and threatened some nearby structures, fire offici...

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The FBI is investigating whether a woman stole a laptop from Pelosi’s office to sell it to Russia, after receiving a tip from someone claiming to be her ex

Summary List PlacementThe Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating whether a Pennsylvania woman stole a laptop from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's office during last week's Capitol siege to sell it to Russia, a new affidavit said.  The affidavit, which is part of the criminal case against Riley June Williams, said in the days after the siege the FBI received calls from an individual who claimed to be a former romantic partner of Williams. The tipster said they saw Williams inside the Capitol Building and claimed that friends showed them a video of Williams stealing either a laptop or hard drive from Pelosi's office.  "[Witness 1] stated that WILLIAMS intended to send the computer device to a friend in Russia, who then planned to sell the device to SVR, Russia's foreign int...

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Michael Irvin Tried To Leave His ‘Ghetto Life’ but His Father’s Tragic Death Kept Him in Miami

Michael Irvin talks with the media | Nick Laham/Getty ImagesThat changed one day when Irvin was in high school. He came home from football practice one night to find mourners in his family’s house — his father had died when he was at school that day. The cause of death was officially listed as cancer, but Irvin didn’t believe that. He was convinced that something else killed his father, saying “the work killed him.” At that point, Irvin became determined to make it to the NFL so he could make sure nobody else in his family would ever have to work as hard as his father did. With that new commitment to dedicating himself to football came a realization that he didn’t have to leave Miami behind. Later that year, he attended a spring practice at the University of Miami under new hea

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Lauren Goodger pregnant and expecting first child with boyfriend Charles Drury: ‘It happened so quickly’

Lauren Goodger is set to be a mum (Picture: Channel 4)Lauren Goodger has announced the exciting news that she is pregnant with her first child.  The former Towie star is expecting a baby with boyfriend Charles Drury and admits it all ‘happened so quickly’ with the couple only going public with their relationship in October.  ‘This is where my life starts,’ Lauren, who is 14 weeks pregnant, told new! Magazine.  However, it’s not too much of a surprise for the 34-year-old reality star as she revealed: ‘We were quite sexually active and I’m not on anything [contraceptives] and it happened very soon.’  Charles, 23, opened up about how he feels about becoming a first-time father in his early 20s and said: ‘Family has always been such a big thing and I’ve got friends who have done ...

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