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The 3 Best Chair Mats For Hardwood Floors

A nice office chair on wheels is a game-changer, especially if you spend tons of time at your desk. That said, rolling around can cause serious damage to your floors without one of the best chair mats for hardwood floors to protect the wood. So what do you need in a chair mat for hardwood floors? The two most important features in a chair mat will be the size and the nonslip backing. Finding the right size is essential to ensure you have plenty of room to roll around without ending up on your wood floors. And, the nonslip backing will keep the chair mat in place on hardwood, so it doesn't move with you. From there, you'll want to consider aesthetics and your budget. A basic fabric or transparent mat won't set you back too much, and will likely match almost any color scheme in your office.

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52 Bargains People Call Their Most Amazing Amazon Finds Of The Year

There’s nothing quite like discovering a new product that completely changes the game. You tell everyone you know — and soon it becomes your go-to gift for friends. I’ve made a list of Amazon reviewers’ favorite products, and best of all — they’re complete steals. These highly rated products come with thrifty price tags anyone would rave about. Check out these 52 bargains people call their most amazing Amazon finds of the year. On this list, you’ll find affordable products that are all about self-care. From an $8 scalp massager to a $5 bubble bath soap, you’ll discover plenty of relaxing finds with zen-like prices. I’ve also included kitchen goods, tech accessories, and even products that can help you sleep. Whether you’re a dog mom or a mom to tiny humans, a devoted fitness buff or a love

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2 children among 4 hurt in Lake Shore Drive crash

Four people were hurt in a crash April 17, 2021, on Lake Shore Drive. | Adobe Stock PhotoFour people were hospitalized, including a 1-year-old and 3-year-old child, following a crash in the 3300 block of South Lake Shore Drive. Four people were hurt, including a 1-year-old and 3-year-old child, in a three-car accident that happened late Saturday on Lake Shore Drive near 33rd Street. About 11:55 p.m., a Mazda SUV traveling south in the 3300 block of South Lake Shore Drive struck a Cadillac sedan which hit a Ford sedan, Chicago police said. After the initial collision, two adults were standing near Cadillac exchanging information when they were struck by the Mazda, police said. The two adults were transported to the Unversity of Chicago Medical center, along with two children who were t...

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Minister says David Cameron and Matt Hancock ‘did nothing wrong’

George Eustice defended David Cameron and Matt Hancock against cronyism claims (Picture: Getty, Sky)A Cabinet minister has defended two major Tory figures embroiled in separate cronyism scandals against accusations of wrongdoing. Environment secretary George Eustice said former prime minister David Cameron ‘meticulously observed the rules’ and had done no wrong when lobbying for failing finance firm Greensill Capital. He also rejected accusations of conflicts of interest against Matt Hancock over the health secretary’s stake in a family company with NHS contracts. Mr Cameron sent texts to Rishi Sunak in April last year which appear to have prompted efforts by the chancellor to grease the wheels for emergency Covid loans sought by Greensill. The company was told it did not quali

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How Kate ‘stepped away so William and Harry could unite’

William and Harry walked together after Prince Philip’s funeral (Picture: BBC)The Duchess of Cambridge has been praised for apparently facilitating a show of unity between Prince William and Prince Harry. Kate Middleton was walking alongside the two brothers after Prince Philip’s funeral yesterday afternoon, talking with them as they left St George’s Chapel to walk back to Windsor Castle. But she fell away from their conversation to join the Countess of Wessex and her daughter daughter Lady Louise, leaving William and Harry alone. The two brothers have famously had difficulties in their relationship. Although the cause is not public, Harry spoke of how he hoped time could heal the rift during his and Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey. William was said to be ‘incandescent’

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Jesy Nelson in demand as record labels ‘launch £2m bidding war’ for singer after Little Mix exit

Jesy Nelson is in demand since her exit from Little Mix (Picture: REX)Jesy Nelson has reportedly got record labels falling over themselves trying to sign her as a solo artist after she quit Little Mix. The singer has been keeping her plans under wraps since walking away from the girl group in December last year, but has shared teaser pictures from the recording studio with producers. She also kick started her ‘next chapter’ by signing with new management company YMU Entertainment for global representation. Now her music needs a home, and labels are said to be engaged in a £2million ‘bidding war’, according to The Sun, as they try and lay claim to her sweet melodies – with a view to putting out new music as soon as this year. A source revealed: ‘Jesy’s tracks have got the mus...

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Jailed Putin critic Alexei Navalny could ‘die at any minute,’ doctors warn

Summary List PlacementDoctors for jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said he could die imminently unless he receives medical treatment.  Four doctors, including his personal physician, Anastasia Vasilyeva, requested to see Navalny urgently in prison, writing to officials that his potassium levels were dangerously high, leaving him at risk of severe heart problems, the BBC reported. And one of those doctors, cardiologist Yaroslav Ashikhmin, wrote on Facebook that "Our patient can die any minute," The Guardian reported. Ashikhmin said that Navalny should be moved to intensive care, writing that "fatal arrhythmia can develop any minute." Navalny said he was wa going on a hunger strike on March 31 in protest for not getting medical treatment. Navalny, a critic of Russian Presi...

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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter will attempt to fly again on Monday, following several delays

Summary List PlacementNASA on Saturday said its Ingenuity helicopter may take flight on Mars as soon as Monday.  A flight is planned for 3:30 am EDT after a series of delays pushed the scheduled take-off back. Data is expected to arrive on Earth a few hours later, the agency said in a press release.  "We are optimistic that the helicopter will be able to take off from the Martian surface at this time; however, this is a test and we are prepared that it may not occur," wrote MiMi Aung, a project manager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in a Saturday blog post.  Aung added: "Ingenuity is a technology experiment. As such, our plan is to push the envelope and learn by doing. We take risks that other missions cannot, weighing each step carefully." NASA will launch a livestream at 6:15 am E...

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Graeme Souness explains why Manchester United should sign Harry Kane ahead of Erling Haaland

Graeme Souness believes a top striker can turn Manchester United into title challengers (Picture: Sky Sports)Graeme Souness believes Manchester United should sign ‘proven Premier League performer’ Harry Kane ahead of Erling Haaland. The Red Devils have been linked with moves for both Kane, 27, and Haaland, 20, ahead of this summer’s transfer window. Tottenham and England striker Kane has been one of the most prolific goalscorers in Europe over the past seven seasons, scoring 219 goals in 330 appearances for Spurs. Haaland, meanwhile, is rated as one of the most exciting players in world football, having starred for Borussia Dortmund and RB Salzburg since 2019. Souness claims Manchester United would become ‘real contenders’ if they signed Kane or Haaland – but says the England...

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Publishers Are Using E-books to Extort Schools and Libraries

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast / Photos via GettyDuring a rough pandemic year of distance learning, e-books—cheap to distribute, searchable, easy to annotate, and accessible on devices that students use every day—became the default choice in many schools. So you might think that e-books should be freely available to teachers and students to use in the same ways they’ve long used paper books, and at comparable prices. But they’re not. Instead, many of the biggest publishers are charging schools and libraries top dollar, putting digital books out of reach for tons of kids who need them while putting severe restrictions on how schools can use the books they’re now renting, rather than owning. The draconian terms mean, for example, that a single e-copy of The Diary of Anne...

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The Nonviolent Sit-Ins That Desegregated Nashville’s Lunch Counters

via Library of CongressOn April 19, we will commemorate—as well we should—the twenty-sixth anniversary of the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. But April 19 is also the anniversary of another consequential, albeit lesser known, bombing: On that date in 1960, a bomb went off at the home of Alexander Looby, the Black lawyer representing students and other activists arrested in sit-ins aimed at integrating downtown Nashville. Looby and his family survived, but the bomb blew out 147 windows at a nearby medical college. The sit-ins had been going on for several weeks. Leaders of the movement, brought together by the Rev. Kelly Miller Smith and trained in nonviolent direct action by James Lawson, included a who’s who of future luminaries: John Lewis, Bernard Lafayette, Ja...

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What It’s Like Visiting Botswana Right Now

GettyWhen another Land Cruiser passes ours we rumble to a halt. It’s not uncommon to stop and share animal intel on safari, but I’m more curious about what lodge the car belongs to and how many guests they have in camp, rather than finding what animals they’ve seen. Considering it’s the first car we’ve seen on our 2.5-hour journey from Linyanti (in the north Chobe National Park) to Savuti (a bit further south), my curiosity is at an all-time high. Ordinarily this wouldn’t be the case. Although Botswana is known to limit tourists (thanks to the country’s high-end tourism model that keeps numbers low), it never has a shortage of trucks filled with travelers dressed in beige, pocketed gear with binoculars slung around their necks. On this late March day though, khaki-clad tourists are few an...

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Mochi Ice Cream Has Been My Best Snack Discovery This Year

Photo Illustration: Scouted/The Daily Beast/MochidokiScouted Report: Mochi ice cream from Mochidoki and My/Mochi is the perfect snack to cure anyone's afternoon cravings. My snacking habits have been exacerbated by working from home and being around, well, all of my snacks. Chips and salsa is my go-to at 3:00pm, or sometimes I’ll go healthy and douse cucumbers in chili crisp. But there’s one snack that I know will continue to be something I reach for far after we’re not stuck at home anymore and that’s mochi ice cream. If you’re not familiar with mochi itself, let me break it down for you. Mochi is a Japanese rice cake made from glutinous rice, which is pounded out into a gelatinous, thick, sticky paste that can be rolled into balls and stuffed with sweet or savory ingredients. Pair that ...

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The Frustrating Reason We’re Flying Blind on New COVID Variants

GettyCOVID infections are up in many U.S. states as new variants spread, state and local authorities end social distancing rules and mask mandates, and pandemic-weary Americans let down their guard. If that weren’t bad enough, fewer and fewer of those same tired Americans are getting tested for the virus. Fewer tests means less data—and less early warning when new variants evolve and spread. Welcome to Rabbit Hole, where we dive deep on the biggest story. It’s for Beast Inside members only. Join up today. at The Daily Beast. ...read more Source:: The Daily Beast...

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