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Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ NFC Title Game Appearance Is All Because of Ted Thompson’s Final Decisions

Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers leaves the field following the NFC divisional round playoff game against the LA Rams on Jan. 16, 2021. | Stacy Revere/Getty ImagesRELATED: Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are in the NFC Championship Game for the second consecutive season. While they have maybe looked just as good as they did when they won their last Super Bowl in 2010, Green Bay recently received awful news just days before the title game. The news was that former Packers general manager Ted Thompson died on Wednesday. Rodgers and the Packers owe a lot to Thompson. In fact, Thompson’s final moves as GM are why the Packers are even in the NFC Championship Game. Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are in the NFC Championship RELATED: Aaron Rodgers Finally Addresse

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Gymshark was started by a 19-year-old and it’s now one of the fastest growing fitness apparel companies in the world — here’s what the clothes are like

  Summary List Placement Fitness apparel startup Gymshark was founded by a 19-year-old in his mom's garage in 2012. Much of its success is due to a big social media presence and partnerships with celebrity trainers. The marketing is effective, but most importantly, the gear is affordable, breathable, and very flattering. Ben Francis was 19 years old and driving a car that smelled permanently like pizza. He was working as a delivery person at the time, just as he decided to found a fitness apparel company called Gymshark out of his mom's garage. That was 2012. Gymshark has since become one of the fastest-growing companies in the world.  The UK startup had a few key tools to thank for its explosive success: an early trade show that sent daily sales from $400 to $42,000 in a single day, and

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The best sewing machines in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead StickySummary List Placement A sewing machine can help you make your own masks or clothes, or just repair small holes and ripped seams.   The Brother CS7000X is the best sewing machine because it's precise and user-friendly — even for beginners. If you want to make masks that fit your face perfectly; repair clothes or upholstery; or sew costumes, clothing, or quilts; you'll need a good sewing machine.  As a theatrical costume maker for six years, I've made everything from heavy corsets and hoop skirts to whisper-thin chiffon dresses and elegantly tailored suits — I've even made 20 identical sequin sailor suits strong enough to withstand vigorous dancing. I've been sewing for 30 years and one of the reasons I love it is because of my sewing machine. I tried a

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Los Angeles-Orange counties’ rent hikes hit 10-year low, CPI says

Rent hikes in Los Angeles and Orange counties shrank to their lowest level in 10 years, according to the local Consumer Price Index. The cost of L.A.-O.C. renting rose at a 1.3% annual rate in December. The last time the CPI showed slower local rent inflation in any December was 2010. Landlords have been forced to compete aggressively for tenants as a pandemic-weakened economy clobbered renters’ finances, creating a jump in empty apartments. It’s a sharp contrast from the end of 2019 when rents were rising at a 5.2% annual pace. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ CPI tracks rental costs by polling consumers. Other oft-cited rent measurements from landlord surveys show that once the coronavirus became an economic headache last spring, “asking rates” went flat or fell at paces not seen ...

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The Indianapolis Colts Next Quarterback Must be Their Long-Term Answer

There is no position in football more important than quarterback. They have to play well and lead an entire team to victory. The Indianapolis Colts have had the luxury of having some of the game’s greatest signal callers play for their franchise. However, Indy has had an issue finding a long-term answer at quarterback for quite some time. They are once again in the market for a quarterback. The Colts need to make sure the next guy under center is their future, not a quick fix. The Colts haven’t had stability at quarterback in recent years Quarterback wasn’t a position the Colts had to worry about for quite some time. That is because they had Peyton Manning at the helm from 1998-2011. A neck injury forced him to miss the 2011 season, and then he left the Colts for the Denver Bronco

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MyPillow CEO threatens to sue the Daily Mail after the publication reports he had a ‘passionate romance’ with actress Jane Krakowski

Summary List PlacementMyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is threatening to take legal action against the Daily Mail after the outlet published an article claiming he had been in a relationship with "30 Rock" actress Jane Krakowski.  "The daily mail story is a complete lie ( I have never met her and have not even been to the places in the article )," Lindell said in a text to Insider.  The MyPillow founder — known to many as the "MyPillow guy" who has starred in countless infomercials — told Insider he will sue the Daily Mail in response to the article.  Read more: The MyPillow guy says God helped him beat a crack addiction to build a multimillion-dollar empire. Now his religious devotion to Trump threatens to bring it all crashing down. The Daily Mail reported this week that Lindell and Krakowsk...

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No. 18 DePaul women roll past Butler 80-66

DePaul’s Lexi Held scored 17 points against Butler. | Jessica Hill/APSonya Morris and Lexi Held each scored 17 points for the Blue Demons. INDIANAPOLIS — Lexi Held scored 17 points, Deja Church had a double-double and No. 18 DePaul used strong finishes each quarter to roll to an 80-66 win over Butler on Thursday night. Sonya Morris scored 17 points for the Blue Demons (9-3, 6-1 Big East Conference) and Church added 13 points, reaching the 1,000 club, with 12 rebounds. Genesis Parker scored 18 points for Butler (1-10, 1-9), which has lost three straight including a 103-35 decision at No. 3 UConn. Okako Adika added 16, Tenley Dowell 14, a career high, and Jaia Alexander had 12 with 10 rebounds. The Blue Demons scored the last seven points of the first quarter to take a 17-12 lead. The Bull...

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Glastonbury May Still Have A Smaller Event This Year Despite Its 2021 Cancelation

Getty Image UK music fans were hopeful that Glastonbury would be able to go on this year, but over the past few months, organizers didn’t sugar-coat the fact that the 2021 festival may not be able to happen. Sure enough, it was announced yesterday that this year’s festival has been canceled. That said, this doesn’t mean the folks behind Glastonbury won’t do anything this year. In an LBC interview, festival founder Michael Eavis said that he hopes to organize some sort of smaller Glastonbury event this year. He said, “I would like to do something in September. I would like to do something smaller somewhere around the anniversary date of when we started, which was the 18th of September 1970. I would like to consider possibly doing something around that time.” He was then asked if such...

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HOA Homefront: We’re sending an S.O.S. to state lawmakers

The 2021-2022 legislative session is underway and as of mid-January, the Legislature does not have any HOA bills pending. The past two years were eventful due to 2019’s Senate Bill 323’s substantial changes to the election processes, and 2020’s Assembly Bill 3182’s new protections of rentals within HOAs. In case a legislator or their staff is reading (or you want to suggest some improvements), here are ideas to help California’s HOAs. First, resolve the questions remaining about HOA elections. SB 323 lists only five possible board candidacy disqualifications, so, for example, term limits are apparently barred. Second, the statute references only board candidacy, so can boards fill vacant seats by appointing a person who would be ineligible as a candidate for election to that seat? Third, t

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Big Tech nemesis Lina Khan is gaining traction for top Biden antitrust role 

Lina Khan at her then-New York home in 2017. | An Rong Xu for the Washington PostOutgoing FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra has been advocating for Khan’s nomination. Lina Khan, an antitrust expert, Columbia law professor and thorn in the side of Big Tech, is gaining traction as a candidate to fill one of the commissioner roles at the Federal Trade Commission under President Joe Biden, three sources familiar with the discussions told Recode this week. Khan would likely fill the commissioner seat currently held by Rohit Chopra, a Democrat who Biden has tapped to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Chopra has been advocating for the nomination of Khan, the sources said, with one person familiar with deliberations calling her a current “frontrunner.” Khan served as a legal fellow at the

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Hank Aaron, baseball legend and former home run king, dies at 86

By Ray Sanchez | CNN Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron, the Baseball Hall of Famer who broke Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record and lived a life as an ambassador to the game, has died. He was 86. Aaron’s former team, the Atlanta Braves, announced his death on Fridafy. The cause of death was not disclosed. On January 5, Aaron tweeted a picture of himself saying he was proud to have received the Covid-19 vaccine. Related Articles Alice Hoagland, gay-rugby godmother and 9/11 activist, dies at her Los Gatos home Mike Sadek, former Giants catcher, dies at 74 Harry Brant dead at 24; model, fashion entrepreneur Don Sutton, Hall of Fame pitcher for Dodgers, dies at 75 Phil Specto...

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Coronavirus: California breaks daily death record as cases slow down

In his first press briefing in months on Thursday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious diseases official, reminded Americans of the “almost paradoxical” effect at times in coronavirus data. Nowhere has that been better exemplified than recently in California, where on Thursday, its average number of daily infections continued to plummet yet it recorded its largest number of deaths on any single day of the pandemic. “There are always lags, so please be aware of that,” Fauci said. “When you have cases, then a couple of weeks later, you have it represented in hospitalizations, intensive care, then a couple of weeks later, in deaths. So you have almost paradoxical curves when you see something plateauing and maybe coming down at the same time as hospitalizations and deaths might

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FightCamp turns your living room into a professional boxing gym — its full-body workouts are fun and get you real results

Summary List Placement FightCamp is an at-home workout system that simulates a sweat-inducing boxing session in your living room. The setup consists of a free-standing punching bag, a set of boxing gloves, two punch trackers, and a pair of hand wraps, as well as a subscription-based streaming service. The workouts are a great source for full-body, high-intensity workouts, especially for anyone looking to change up their at-home routine. Table of Contents: Masthead StickyUpdated on 1/22/2021 by Rick Stella: Added additional insight into what it's like to use the FightCamp setup, updated the review for relevancy, added links to more Insider Reviews coverage, and updated the pricing.As more people adapt to at-home fitness programs, the variety of what's offered continues to expand — and ...

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Biden’s Covid-19 vaccine challenge, explained in 600 words

President Joe Biden on the campaign trail in 2020. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesAmerica’s vaccine rollout isn’t going well. Here’s how Biden can fix it. As President Biden settles into the Oval Office, his immediate challenge is fixing America’s botched vaccine rollout. The current vaccine campaign is not going well. Former President Donald Trump and his administration promised to get 20 million Americans vaccinated and 40 million doses out by the end of 2020. Three weeks into the new year, the country hasn’t reached either goal, based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I’ve talked to a lot of experts over the past few weeks about what’s going wrong. They caution that a massive vaccine campaign was always going to be difficult, including in the US. But they poin

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