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    Oh penguins, you can’t fly in the sky so you swim in the sea. It’s almost poetic! These fascinating flightless birds are the favorite of many school science reports (I once made a series of paper fairy penguins. It was magical.) and they are one of Earth’s many awesome creatures. We’re enthralled with them, and who could blame us? They look awesome doing the wave to stay warm, and they are pretty adorable when they stumble a bit on the ice. In honor of National Penguin Awareness day, we bring you the aforementioned cute videos, along with this informative article on the state of penguins today. Most of the information isn’t the “happiest” but we hope that we are able to give you an idea of the threats penguins face, while also empowering you to do good. These five issues are some that we hope you are able to take...
    Factory farming is unbelievably cruel to the animals who have to endure its cycle of confinement, distress, fear, pain, and death, and the industry is incredibly harmful to the environment as well. The more the public finds out about what goes on inside these deplorable places, the more people are beginning to say no to factory farming. Going veg is one way to aid the cause as it reduces demand for animal-based products, but there are also plenty more ways you can help end factory farming in addition to changing up the foods you eat. Your actions can help to raise awareness, change hearts and minds, and ultimately derail this inherently cruel industry. The first step is to educate yourself on the truth about factory farms, by researching and watching documentaries. Once you’re armed with the facts, you can start taking action to put an end to factory farming once...
    There’s a new Everything Plant-Based Sandwich at Peet’s Coffee. The coffee brand, JUST Egg and Beyond Meat teamed up to bring some plant-based goodness to 2021. The sandwich will be featured on Peet’s spring menu.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by The Beet (@thebeet) The sandwich features exclusively plant-based ingredients, with the beyond breakfast Sausage, JUST Egg Folded and vegan cheddar cheese on an everything bagel thin, according to Peet’s. The sandwich has 21 grams of protein and debuted in stores on March 3. The Everything Plant-Based Sandwich. Photo Courtesy of Peet’s. “We are thrilled to join forces with Beyond Meat and JUST Egg to bring Peetniks a delicious breakfast sandwich made with all plant-based ingredients,” said Lori Fulmer, Senior Food R&D Manager of Peet’s in an emailed statement. “As consumers continue to demand more plant-based options we have expanded beyond alternative dairy,...
    Long before the invention of the camera, Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) merged her passion for art and the natural world to paint beautiful pictures of flowers, plants, and later, insects. At that time, insects were thought of as “beasts of the devil.” Thanks to her vivid illustrations of their life cycles, Maria Sibylla Merian revolutionized the scientific study of insects. At just thirteen years old, she began collecting insects and used them as specimens for research. One of her first observations was a silkworm metamorphosis. As she documented the life cycles of butterflies, moths, and other insects, she discovered that many insects go through precise developmental stages. Her findings were reflected in her paintings, and her detailed drawings illustrated how insects can change from tiny worms into gorgeous winged beings. This finding contradicted the longstanding theory that insects were “made of mud,” forever changing how people viewed the butterfly and many other...
    Nearly all farm animals — 99 percent — are raised on one of the 20,000 factory farms located in the United States. That includes an estimated 29 million cows that go through the factory farm system every single year. These “factory farms” or “CAFO”s (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) are minimally regulated due to ag-gag laws, which has led to a whole host of health and environmental problems. Sadly, this contamination of our air is destroying our planet and making us sick. 1. Animal Waste Causes Harmful Air Pollution Animal farms may produce food, but they also produce massive amounts of animal waste like urine and manure that emit around 400 different harmful gases into the atmosphere. Some of these gases include nitrous oxide, ammonia, particulate matter, endotoxins, and hydrogen sulfide. Because thousands of animals are kept together in factory farms, the concentration of the gases produced can be extremely dangerous to the local community....
    In 1996, the small African country of Rwanda invaded its neighbor to the west, Zaire, the brutal result of mass genocides and killings perpetrated by extremists who had been given safe haven within Zaire’s borders. This bloody infiltration would culminate into the Congolese War, which claimed the lives of five million people, embroiled several prominent African countries, and pitted two rivaling cultures against each other. While the war officially ended in 2003, even now there are local skirmishes in remote parts of Zaire, which has since been renamed the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). But long before the war that tore apart the heart of Africa, the DRC languished under the control of a despot ruler, who pocketed the country’s funds and let the local government and infrastructure fall to pieces. The Far-Reaching Impact of War The DRC contains two-thirds of the Congo rainforest, and the many years of governmental...
    Dear Quentin, This time last year, when the market was nosediving, my older brother advised me to get out of the market, and go to cash to conserve my assets. It was only going to get worse, he proclaimed, and he had 40 years experience in the market. Granted, it was an ugly drop. Following his lead, I said hello to a $80,000 loss, while thinking I’d say goodbye to an even worse disaster. That same downturn soon ended, and the market recovered. It took me months to get back into the market. If I’d ignored his advice and stayed the course I’d be way ahead instead of way behind. To this day, I’m behind $55,000, so I’ve recovered some. I don’t feel good about being led down this path. Perhaps I have no one to blame for listening, but myself. Any thoughts on this matter would be greatly appreciated....
    New York : The famous Montmartre district of Paris was still semi-rural when Van Gogh painted it. Photo: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / . / . A Vincent Van Gogh painting of a Parisian street scene is first exposed to the public after spending more than 100 years behind closed doors. “Street scene in Montmartre” was part of the private collection of a French family since it was painted in 1887. A detail of these two figures reveals the artist’s post-impressionist style. (Photo: .) The auction house Sotheby’s estimates that it will reach 8 million euros ($ 9.73 million) when it sells at auction next month. Lucy Williamson, the BBC’s Paris correspondent, suggested it would be “a bargain” if it sold for that price. The painting shows the Moulin à Poivre or Moulin Dubray, a Montmartre windmill destroyed in 1911. (Photo: .) “It could have been...
    Bitter foods sure don’t sound very appetizing, do they? They certainly aren’t something you probably think you’re craving, however, you might be surprised to know that your body actually does crave bitter foods and show you in small ways you just haven’t realized (yet). Bitter foods help bring balance to the overly sweet foods we all love so much (and likely eat a little too much of).  They can also help offset a general feeling of sluggishness, addiction to sweets, and even possibly hormonal issues or cholesterol problems. Bitter foods such as leafy greens, cacao, herbs, and bitter melon all contain liver-boosting nutrients such as sulfur, along with fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K). These are necessary for the body to be able to produce bile, which is needed for optimal digestion and to help the liver work at a prime level. For your liver to work its best to...
    Orca whales are truly breathtaking animals. Their sheer size, strength, speed, and dignity have inspired countless legends and stories in cultures all over the world. For example, the Tlingit tribe of North America has traditionally viewed orcas as special protectors of humankind. For this reason, the tribe never hunted orcas, despite frequently hunting other whale species. At the end of 2017, an enormous 2,000-year-old geoglyph of an orca was found by archaeologists in Peru, South America. Researchers from the German Archaeological Institute suggested that orcas may have held a supreme status in the mythology of the ancient culture who lived in the area at the time of the geoglyph’s creation. Wild orcas typically live in tightly bonded matrilineal pods. They remain close to their immediate family members all their lives and can travel up to 100 miles in a single day. This makes them one of the most widely-ranging mammals in the world. Their brains are...
    We often don’t realize it, but a lot of the items we use each day can have devastating effects on wildlife. People are busy, making them rely more and more on convenience products as they move through their day. But let’s take a moment to consider what happens when we finish that bottle of water or cup of coffee, that snack-size bag of pretzels, or grab a couple of plastic bags at the store. According to a 2013 report produced by the EPA, Americans produce 254 million tons of trash every year, about 34.3 percent of which is recycled or composted. The remaining 87 million tons end up in landfills. Additionally, around 8.8 million tons of plastic get dumped directly into the oceans each year. Globally, we’re producing about 2 billion tons of trash. This trash emits hundreds of millions of metric tons of carbon dioxide into the air and litters...
    The domestication of animals (and plants) was born out of somewhat of a necessity for early hunter-gatherers. The process of domestication modifies a species genetically through selective breeding and ultimately allows humans to have control over an animal’s behavior. For years, we have successfully kept dozens of species of wild animals alive in captive settings, although the debate over whether or not they’re thriving is one for another day. The process of simply keeping wild animals in captivity does not mean the species as a whole has been domesticated, nor does it mean that a specific individual is domesticated. They’re merely “tamed” and this is usually done by way of abuse, fear, or starvation. Biologist, author, and University of California Los Angeles professor Jared Diamond references the elephant in captivity which has been captured from the wild for years and trained using a number of techniques, most of which utilize...
    Where have all the scientists gone? According to federal employment data, over the last four years, many of the ones employed by the government quit, retired, or moved to other agencies. Scientists say the exodus occurred largely because of the Trump administration’s hostility toward science. ABC News reports that the Environmental Protection Agency lost over 670 science jobs during Trump’s presidency. The U.S. Geological Survey dropped 150 science jobs, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lost 231. The numbers are even worse at the United States Department of Agriculture. During the 2019 fiscal year, over one-third of staff members left the agency’s Economic Research Service and its National Institute of Food and Agriculture (that’s about 200 employees). Most of the losses occurred after the Trump administration moved the scientists’ jobs from Washington, D.C. to Kansas City. White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, speaking at a Republican party...
    Food directly affects your mood, and it’s not always for the better like when you eat a delicious piece of dark chocolate or a fresh, juicy apple that makes you feel good. Some foods can also make us stressed, anxious, and even downright cranky. Dairy is one of the most commonly reported, problematic foods when it comes to mood issues associated with the popular, ever-controversial food. Dairy’s protein, casein, has not only been linked to addiction that makes it hard to give up, but also aggression, depression, and even anger. Casein takes a long time to digest, which it’s commonly known for. It’s one of the reasons many people eat cottage cheese or use casein protein – to keep them full a long time. Casein takes so much work for the body and in the process, other parts of the body, such as the brain (directly affected through the health...
    For years, balloon releases have been used to celebrate events or honor the memory of someone lost.  Schools release them during football games, they’re sent floating into the air at running events, and released by crowds of people at weddings, funerals, and memorials. And while those who organize and participate in balloon releases have the best of intentions, what they fail to consider is what happens when those balloons eventually land – and when they do the results are detrimental to wildlife and marine animals. The Long-Lasting Impact of Balloons Balloons negatively impact our environment by littering streams, lakes, and beaches. It’s basically the same as intentionally throwing trash on the ground or into the ocean. Even balloons marketed as biodegradable or “eco-friendly” can still take years to disintegrate, meaning they’re not any better for the environment than standard balloons. When balloons make their way into the water, their tattered ends and...
    New political leadership traditionally signals hope—not just hope for the advancement of the American people, but also hope for our institutions, our environment, and certainly, animals in need. Those animals will have new opportunities for lifesaving protections with the Biden-Harris Administration and the 117th Congress, who will have the power and authority to build, strengthen and reform critical programs that support animals in need as well as the people who love them. Meaningful change happens by creating it, not by waiting for it, and that change starts with identifying specific measures that can have the greatest impact. When it comes to helping vulnerable animals, the federal government should address these actionable priorities immediately and with full commitment. 1. Protect dogs from cruel breeding practices The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has consistently failed to meet its obligations to thousands of animals raised in federally licensed facilities—including dogs living in...
    Rosie O’Donnell is having some trouble selling her $6 million Saddle River mansion. The New Jersey property has been on the market for the past five years — and still can’t find a buyer, The Post can report.  O’Donnell, 58, who is currently filming the new season of Showtime’s "The L Word," first bought the home in 2013 for $6.3 million.  According to New Jersey property records, she decided to list the home two years later, in July 2015 for nearly $7 million. But with no offers, the former co-host of "The View" relisted the home at what would be an estimated $400,000 loss — that is, if she can sell it.  'SCHITT'S CREEK' MANSION IN TORONTO SELLING FOR $15M Pegged as an English Country Estate, the home sits on over five acres of land.  Built in 1928, the structure has since undergone extensive renovations.  The six-bedroom, nine-bathroom gated home comes with a separate guesthouse, a basketball court, an elevator...
    Spend a few moments with a beagle, and it quickly becomes apparent why this breed is so popular. Behind those brown eyes is an amiable being, one as tolerant as she is eager-to-please – someone who wants to be your companion when you’ve had a bad day. You’d be hard-pressed to find that same brand of loyalty from most humans. The beagle is so popular, in fact, the American Kennel Club has named the breed one of the top five most popular in both 2012 and 2013. This fame comes with a price. The Humane Society of the United States has noted a correlation between so-called breed popularity and puppy mills – breeds at the top of the list are those who are most likely to be found in puppy mills. Puppy Mills Are Just One of the Beagle’s Woes… The characteristics that cause people to fall for beagles...
    Buying food that is locally grown from your farmer’s market or local grocer is a great way to minimize your environmental impact, but growing your own food takes it to the next level. The easiest way to imagine how growing your own food reduces your carbon footprint and benefits the planet is to think of food production and distribution in terms of an empty jar. The fuller the jar is, the greater the environmental impact, and the more components involved in producing your food and bringing your food to your plate. Fossil Fuels and Fresh Produce When you take into account the typical energy cost of transporting food to your local grocer, it is estimated that an average distance of 1,500 miles is traveled before the food is consumed. This large-scale, long-distance transportation of food relies heavily on the energy from burning fossil fuels. In fact, it is estimated that we currently put nearly 10 kilo...
    These cities want to give grocery store workers hazard pay Empty hotel rooms have become private dining rooms and office spaces Can a St. Joseph Statue Help Sell Your House Faster? © Provided by Millionacres Can a St. Joseph Statue Help Sell Your House Faster? Some will say a move-in ready home will result in a quick sale. Others say it's all about location. And there are yet others who say it all depends on St. Joseph.St. Joseph the real estate agent?St. Joseph was the earthly father of Jesus Christ. As such, he holds a very important place in the Roman Catholic Church and in the hearts of many of the faithful. A carpenter by vocation, he is known as the patron saint for many groups of people, including craftsmen, pregnant women, engineers -- and yes, even home sellers. The tradition of St. Joseph being lucky in real estate...
    Birds play an enormous role in our ecosystem. They are masters at pest control by consuming bugs and insects, which helps farmers grow our vegetables and keep diseases that are transmittal to humans at bay. They are also excellent at planting trees, such as the Whitebark Pine which helps to protect drinking water supplies since its pines grow all the way up to the tree line. However, due to deforestation and habitat loss, an estimated 1,200 species of birds are facing extinction over the next century. As winter kicks in, survival becomes even tougher. The days are shorter, the nights are longer, and burrrr, it’s cold. Food supplies run low since most fruits and berries have been consumed or buried under snow, and insects are dormant. As ice freezes, water can be hard to find as well. In the Northeast, most species of insects and plants go dormant during the winter months, making it difficult for...
    Vice President Kamala Harris’ niece, Meena Harris, has reportedly stopped selling clothing bearing her aunt’s name, according to Fox News. The 36-year-old flew to the inauguration on a private plane owned by a Biden inaugural donor and shared about the trip to her Instagram stories, the report said, adding that she also wrote a children’s book about her aunt and mother: The book was published in June 2020, before Kamala was vice president, and thus breaks no laws. But White House officials told Politico the book couldn’t have been published today because it uses Kamala’s name and likeness. It’s unclear whether Meena is allowed to continue to draw royalties for the book, and she won’t say if she still is. … The day after the inauguration, transition ethics lawyers had to tell Meena she could not continue to sell a number of items for her clothing brand Phenomenal that beared...
    President Biden signed a series of executive orders on climate change and transitioning to a clean economy, according to the White House. Executive actions will include canceling new oil and gas leases on public lands, conserving at least 30% of federal lands and oceans by 2030, and including climate change in national security priorities. These actions will increase the focus on green jobs and environmental justice. The administration’s special climate envoy John Kerry and national climate advisor Gina McCarthy will also share information on the administration’s plans in a press conference. “We can’t wait any longer″ to deal with the climate crisis, Biden said at the White House. ”We see with our own eyes. We know it in our bones. It is time to act.″ Source: NBC News/YouTube “President Biden set ambitious goals that will ensure America and the world can meet the urgent demands of the climate...
    There is a lot to be said about the health benefits of the ketogenic diet! Along with burning fat, ketosis — a “natural metabolic process that happens when your body is starved of glucose” and switches to burning fat — has also been shown to lower blood sugar and insulin levels, lead to healthy weight management, reduce acne, and even reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and cancer. What’s involved in a ketogenic way of eating? The basics involve cutting your carbohydrate intake drastically, increase your healthy fat intake drastically, and then moderate your protein intake based upon the other two factors. When you follow this diet, your body creates “ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for the brain.” The beauty of the keto diet is its versatility! Most recipes are easily transformed into a keto-friendly meal with a few tweaks. Make sure to focus on reducing...
    It seems that every day brings a new discovery regarding the impacts of climate change on our planet. From its contribution to the Sixth Mass Extinction to its threat to coral reefs worldwide, to its impact on animal migration patterns, the negative effects of a changing climate are being seen everywhere. Not even the farthest reaches of the globe can escape climate change or the damage it brings with it. The melting of sea ice around the Arctic Circle may not exactly be news, but we are only now starting to understand just how destructive these changes can be to wildlife. As ice disappears in the Arctic Circle, a passage is opening up where marine animals can move between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. The warming Arctic Ocean is also inviting new species to the area. The full impacts of this phenomenon may yet to be seen, but the...
    The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic that hit the world in 2020 has proved devastating. The Covid-19 human death toll hit the two million mark in January 2021. The deaths of other animals related to the pandemic are even higher. Denmark reportedly killed 15 million mink alone, which were farmed for fur, after the species proved susceptible to the virus. The pandemic has come with its fair share of lessons. It has, for example, offered us a stark reminder of a regularly ignored but elemental fact: humans, other animals, and the natural world as a whole are completely interconnected. This pierces through a mindset that has dominated certain cultures, namely western ones, for centuries. We often see ourselves as separate from nature rather than a part of it. But we are not, as the emergence of Covid-19 has made crystal clear. Coronavirus is believed to have transferred to humans from another...
    Tomato paste is an essential ingredient for so many staples like stews, curries, and pastas. Unfortunately, it always seems like you open a whole can just to use a couple of tablespoons and forget about the rest until the next deep fridge cleanout… This food waste is frustrating both for your budget and the environment, however, with these recipes that waste can be a thing of the past! Here are 12 recipes you can plan to make throughout the month that will use up the entire can of tomato paste. 1. Goan ‘Beef’ Curry Source: Goan ‘Beef’ Curry This Goan ‘Beef’ Curry by Vaishali Honawar is a good dish to serve when you need to please different palates, including carnivorous ones. This is also a good dish to make the day before — the flavors meld and merge beautifully when the curry has time to stand. Keep in mind...
    A new report from Farm Forward discusses the deception, marketing, and communication behind food labels. The report “The Dirt on Humanewashing,” uncovers how animal welfare certifications might not carry the weight we think. The labels look and contain similar language, “natural,” or show photos of cows in a pasture, eggs with hens in a grassy field. Farm Forward likens “humanewashing” to “greenwashing.” “Welfare certifications are designed, ostensibly, to help consumers identify animal products consistent with their ethical concerns,” reads the Farm Forward report. “But many are intentionally deceptive, and all are problematic. They generally function to confuse consumers, lock truly high-welfare animal farmers out of important markets, and thwart the kinds of reforms necessary to phase out industrialized farming.” The report criticizes the Global Animal Partnerships, created by the Whole Foods CEO. The partnership was created to establish standards and labeling for meat but with the scale system of...
    End your week with these fun notes on some delicious tamales for February 2, the release date of the new Del Toro movie, a blue ray that is born from Earth and more. See this post on Instagram A post shared by Kraneo Food (@kraneofood) Tamales from ‘Baby Yoda’, warm tamales! For all fans of The Mandalorian, Candlelight Day will have a Star Wars flavor. After the success of the rosca with ‘Baby Yoda’ dolls, the ‘Grogu’ tamales arrive for this February 2, created by Kraneo Food, located in CDMX. The ‘Baby Yoda’ tamales will be on request via direct message on your official Instagram or Facebook account. If you want these delicious tamales, you can pick them up from February 31 to February 2 at the Casa Franciscana, located at Jesús María 42, Colonia Centro, in Mexico City. There will also...
    End your week with these fun notes on some delicious tamales for February 2, the release date of the new Del Toro movie, a blue ray that is born from Earth and more. Tamales from ‘Baby Yoda’, warm tamales! For all fans of The Mandalorian, Candlelight Day will have a Star Wars flavor. After the success of the rosca with ‘Baby Yoda’ dolls, ‘Grogu’ tamales arrive for this February 2, created by Kraneo Food, located in CDMX. The ‘Baby Yoda’ tamales will be on request via direct message on their official Instagram or Facebook account. If you want these delicious tamales, you can pick them up from February 31 to February 2 at the Casa Franciscana, located at Jesús María 42, Colonia Centro, in Mexico City. There will also be two routes for home deliveries with a shipping cost of 160 pesos: on February...
    January 19, 2021 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Saying you have options to sell stuff online today is an understatement. Want to sell your new bamboo charcoal deodorant? Go to Amazon, Etsy, or build a Shopify site and run some ads. Have a LeBron James rookie card to offload? Sell ​​it to the highest bidder on eBay or Facebook Marketplace. Those are just a few of the popular ways to get eyes on your products and wake up to 30 Stripe or PayPal payment emails. Selling online is as easy as it’s ever been. Based on what we’ve seen during the pandemic and even during the 2020 holiday season, selling and buying online is at an all-time high. On Black Friday alone, online shopping surged 22% to a record $ 9 billion, according to Adobe Analytics. The...
    Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer cannot sell its COVID-19 vaccine directly to New York as the state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, had asked the company’s CEO to do, according to a report.  The Democratic governor in a letter sent to Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla asked if the company could send its jabs directly to the Empire State, as the state does not have enough vaccine supply provided by the federal government, Cuomo wrote in the letter, which he shared to Twitter on Monday.  Pfizer, a New York company, is "not bound by commitments" that Moderna, the biotech company that created the second COVID-19 vaccine to see emergency approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), made to Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration’s "broader strategy to accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics," Cuomo argued.  Therefore, he wrote, the company should be able to directly sell to...
    The planet’s forests are under threat. Some 36 football fields of forests are hacked, burned, and destroyed every minute. With each forest clearing, we lose about 135 species of animals, plants, and insects a day. Forests provide us with many benefits, including goods such as timber and paper. They help mitigate climate change by consuming the carbon dioxide we put into the air, while breathing out oxygen. Tropical rainforests, like those in the Amazon, play a vital role in the water cycle by providing rain to the region. It is also estimated that rainforests contain more than half of anti-cancer plants identified so far. Eighty percent of land-dwelling species establish homes in forests and the biodiversity ensures global food security and helps alleviate poverty during times of crisis. So, why are we destroying what’s left of the planet’s forest? There is no single factor that is responsible for deforestation....
    January 18, 2021 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Success begets more success, but the current business and pandemic environment is also fraught with risks. In Q2 of 2020, Amazon reported skyrocketing growth of $ 88.9 billion in revenue, while online grocery sales tripled year-over-year. But the Jeff Bezos-led company also said in early October that a staggering 20,000 workers got infected by Covid. Almost twice as many employees now work from home than at the office, according to a June 2020 analysis by Stanford University. Charlie Munger, billionaire and vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, said in a public forum that life brings one or two extraordinary opportunities that one should fight hard for. Ecommerce sites, online retailers and digital service providers can exploit the pandemic as a rare opportunity to capture significant, life-changing sales growth. Here are...
    In recent months, with the economic crisis that has occurred for many people, there has been a considerable increase in digital apps that aim to sell and buy products and services, better known as e-commerce. Among the new platforms, some have the function of selling used clothing, but as there are many, here we tell you which are the apps that you can use in Mexico to sell second-hand clothes. It is worth mentioning that by using these digital applications for the sale of recycled garments, it is likely that you will improve your personal finances if you choose to commercialize the clothes that you do not use, in addition to helping to keep the planet’s environment in good condition, contributing to reduce the production of new clothes. Apps that you can use in Mexico to sell used clothing. Photo: Pixabay. Apps that you can use in Mexico...
    “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” — Albert Einstein Take a walk in nature on a sunny spring day and you’ll notice flowers blooming, fruits sprouting, little critters hopping around, birds chirping and the buzzing of bees. Now imagine if bees were taken out of the equation. All that depends on bees’ pollination would stop living. According to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) executive director Achim Steiner, “the fact is that of the 100 crop species that provide 90 percent of the world’s food, over 70 are pollinated by bees.” An article from the Telegraph states that “some 35 per cent of our diet depends on pollination of crops by bees and it is often said that if bees died...
    If you’ve ever shopped at a grocery store, chances are you’ve consumed palm oil. A cheap and easily produced vegetable oil once used in napalm, palm oil is now an ingredient found in about half of the foods and household goods we buy every day. It is the most popular vegetable oil in the world, with around 54 million tons produced in 2011, and the chances are good that at least a few things you picked up on your last trip to the store contained palm oil, even if you didn’t see palm oil listed on the label. To meet such high demand, vast expanses of tropical forests and peat bogs are cleared out every year to make room for palm oil plantations. In fact, it is estimated that about 98 percent of Malaysian and Indonesian rainforests may be gone by 2022. Such widespread deforestation is only the first link...
    Scientists have found just how far plastic waste can spread once its in the ocean. According to research published in Plos One, waste can spread “thousands of kilometres in just a few months.” The team from the University of Exeter in the U.K. used GPS trackers to see how far litter would travel through rivers and into the ocean. The team mapped 25 bottles in India through the Ganges River into the Bay of Bengal. One of the bottles made it 2,845 kilometers in 94 days. “Everyone can relate to a plastic bottle in their life,” said lead study author and postdoctoral researcher Emily Duncan. “Being able to track where that’s going would be really important to build people’s awareness of how far their litter can move […] and will inform science-based policy.” The study shows just how ubiquitous plastic pollution is, as well as the length of time...
    Creamy, smooth, healthy, delicious. All of these words are more are flying around the plant-based food industry when talking about the latest plant-based milk. Yes, we’re talking about oat milk. Oat milk has taken the world by storm, and with good reason. Not only is it easy to make, but with oats being one of the most affordable grains, it’s cheap, too! Bonus points for being nut-free and allergy-friendly. Oats are known for their high protein, fiber, and iron contents, as well as helping people reduce their cholesterol. So how do you make this super-healthy dairy-free and nut-free alternative at home? In this incredibly delicious Vanilla Oat Milk recipe, Kelly Williams shows you just how easy it is.  Unlike nuts, oats require very little soaking, so you can make a batch in nearly no time. You can save yourself a trip to the grocery store! Take your rolled oats and add them to...
    When you have to go pick up dinner and drive to your nearest grocery store, you’re probably not thinking about where your food comes from or how it even gets to the store – but in reality, there is a very long process before your dinner makes it to your plate, involving tons of resources. In the United States alone, around 27 billion animals are raised for food every year. These animals are subjected to extreme confinement where they live in fear and pain on factory farms. In the U.S., an incredible 99 percent of farmed animals are now bred in factory farms. But thanks to growing public awareness, people are becoming more and more aware of the conditions that animals raised for food are kept in, and many are reducing or eliminating their consumption of animal products as a result. But what happens to the animals that have broken free from the cruel animal...
    MANY of us sell off unwanted bits and bobs on eBay – but Patricia Otoa Ayo has used the site to build a £30,000 fashion company which she runs from her garage. And in November, after just three years of trading, she won the site’s Big Feels award, landing herself a £100,000 marketing budget as a prize, which she hopes will eventually make her a millionaire. 8Patricia Otoa Ayo has used eBay to build a £30,000 fashion company In 2017, two years after Patricia and her 42-year-old husband Viktor moved to the UK from Uganda, she started selling off the unwanted clothes in her wardrobe — and the seeds of her business, OP Chic Boutique, were sown. She now sells high-end vintage and high street outfits which she buys from eBay and makes £3,000 a month. The 33-year-old, who lives in Bedford with Viktor and their three-year-old son James, says:...
    What is the connection between inflammatory responses and the gut? There’s a rather important connection between not only inflammation and the gut, but also plant-based foods. Let’s start the year off right and figure out how it’s all connected and why a plant-based diet may play an essential role in the health of your gut microbiome! We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy!  What is Gut Microbiome? Microbiota is the term used to identify the “collection of microbes that live in and on the human body,” while the microbiome “refers to the complete set of genes within these microbes. Simply put, “one refers to the entirety and the other refers to the individual or more detailed version of the former.” On the other hand, the microbiome...
    STUDIO CITY (CBSLA) — Oil Can Harry’s in Studio City has closed its doors after 52 years. On January 4, 2020, owners confirmed the news in a message posted on the bar’s website saying, “Happy New Year to all! 2021 has not brought great news to OIL CAN HARRY’S: The property sold in December, thanks to Monty and Jon just needing to shut down another establishment. It was purchased on December 9th by a new buyer, who wants to have their own venue with jazz music.” The owners continued, “So, at this time I have to vacate the property–nothing bad or ugly, just something I have to do. I fought hard to keep it, but just had to give up… Not sure where it will lead down the road. Thank you all for this beautiful gift that we shared for 52 years.” On November 5, 2020, a message on the...
    Here’s a little-known fact about January, Green Monsters: it’s Adopt A Rescued Bird Month! This month was originally established by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to draw attention to the plight of thousands of companion birds – including parrots, parakeets, and canaries – who are abandoned each year. According to Animal Central, “Bird ownership requires dedication that often surpasses that of dog or cat ownership. Some birds can live to be 60 – 80 years old and are a great commitment by their human companions.” Unsurprisingly, people who purchase unusual birds purely for the novelty factor of it, lured in by the tricks of the international trade in exotic and often endangered birds, do not have the dedication and commitment required, and frequently abandon their feathered companions. To mark this month, check out the list below with seven facts you might not know about...
    Ah, the new year is upon us! Now is the time for many of us take time to plan out resolutions for the upcoming year, and hopefully we’ll stick with a few of them, right? We know you can do it! And so, when you do make your list this year, consider adding a few resolutions that will help animals, too. It can be truly overwhelming when we think about the number of issues affecting animals in our world. We often wish for a quick fix, or even just try not to think about it and hope it goes away – neither of which create lasting solutions. Know that you can make a difference, and it’s okay if you don’t get it “right” the first time. What’s important is that you are trying to make the world a better place. We encourage you to try out one...
    When it comes to our physical health, we know the importance of our food choices. However, in the realm of taking care of our minds, the role played by what’s on our plates is seldom discussed. That’s a shame because having a healthy diet rich in nutrients and antioxidants can significantly improve our mood, motivation, and general well-being. Although, serious mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and other psychiatric disorders require appropriate management by a doctor, the positive impact that diet can have shouldn’t be neglected. In fact, making sure that we get all the vitamins and minerals we need can help our brain chemistry and makes it easier for us to take charge of our mental health. If you’re ready to prioritize your well-being and want to manage your mental health this year, here are five diet changes for you to consider. We’ve also included a ton...
    There’s no better way to feed a crowd with minimal effort than a casserole. For most casseroles, all you need to do is chop your vegetables, mix up a sauce, then combine it in a dish and bake it until it’s warm and bubbly. You can make traditional casseroles like this Green Bean Casserole or this Sweet Potato Casserole With Almond Sauce and Candied Pecans or get creative with global flavors like this Moroccan Chickpea Bake and everything in between. So, if you want to impress your guests with a dish that makes you look like a master chef, then a casserole is just the thing you need and on our Food Monster App, we have plenty. We’re here to help you serve your loved ones an entrée they’ll never forget. Check out last year’s holiday casseroles, check out Dig Into These 15 Flavorful Casseroles and 5 Christmas Casseroles Made Vegan Try...
    There are many gestures are available to convey romance: a box of chocolates (vegan of course), a bouquet of red roses, or even a simple card. But for some people, the epitome of romance includes going for a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. From the outside, the prospect of riding in a luxurious carriage with a beautifully outfitted, majestic horse seems like a wonderful activity, however, when you take a look behind the glitz and glamour, it appears to be anything but. Sadly, due to the popularity of romantic horse carriage rides, this activity has transformed into a large-scale industry. With this, the carriage horse industry has become a staple of many city’s tourism economies and their value is completely profit-driven. As a result, these horses are no longer considered living breathing beings but commodities who are abused and forced to work, nine hours a day, seven days a week....
    The holidays, other than being great for food, are a wonderful time for decorations and meaningful symbols, whether it’s a full-on light display outside, a menorah on the table, or any other assortment of candles to be lit, extinguished, and simply enjoyed for candle’s sake. It’s a time for festivities across religions, or lack thereof, and there is just something about fixing the place up with seasonal garb that brings us all closer together, makes home feel a smidge warmer, and gets everyone excited. That, however, does not mean that we have to run out and buy a bunch of junk that gets tossed into the garbage come January. In fact, isn’t there much more to be said for natural decorations? A fake tree might be more convenient, cheaper, even safer, but it’ll never live up to the joy and memories (that smell!) a real tree gives, and in the end,...
    When we’re feeling under the weather, warming foods are comforting and easy on our digestive system. Think of the cozy ‘chicken’ soup we crave when we have a cold or the steaming pot of ginger tea to clear our sinuses. Consuming hot foods during winter time is something we’re naturally drawn to, and for a good reason — they bring us warmth and provide us with the energy we need to combat the cold and the stresses of our daily lives. Cooking our food also means that the molecules are broken down and assimilated quicker by our digestive track. In fact, many vegetables, including sweet potatoes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and asparagus provide us with more vitamins and minerals in their cooked form. Apart from nourishing our bodies with essential nutrients, certain foods and spices have a thermogenic effect on our system. Consuming them raises our temperature, increases our metabolic rate,...
    How often do you interact with animals in your daily life? Not just your dogs or cats, but a myriad of wildlife? Chances are, not very often. While surely, we’d all like to spend our days surrounded by animals, this is hardly the reality for most people. As a society, humans have separated ourselves from the animal world, building houses and fences to keep wildlife away. We’ve developed a culture that predominantly views humans as “superior” to animals and we associate their wild qualities and instincts with being “uncivilized.” Of course, not everyone holds these beliefs, but it is the prevailing ideology of our world. But, anyone who loves animals, as we do, knows that there is much more to the many varied and incredible species on this planet. There are many lessons that we stand to learn from animals, especially considering how far we’ve separated ourselves from them. ...
    ARSENAL are reportedly considering a move for Maxi Gomez from Valencia. The 24-year-old has a buy out clause of £125 million - but the Gunners could sign him on a cut-price deal. 2Maxi Gomez has also attracted interest from Wolves Credit: Getty Images - Getty According to the MailOnline, Valencia are planning to sell Gomez either in January or the summer. The Spanish side will reportedly consider offers of 'considerably less' than his buy out clause. Valencia need to recoup some funds to keep the club afloat as a result of the coronavirus crisis. This could open the door for Arsenal, who are long-term admirers of the Uruguay ace. But the source states that Wolves are also interested in signing him next month. Manchester City, Tottenham, Everton and Liverpool have also been linked to him in the past. Gomez has only been at the Mestalla since...
    Peppermint is one of the most classic scents of all time, even ranking right up there with vanilla and chocolate in its easy-to-recognize and comforting, uplifting smell. Whether the thought brings memories of York Peppermint Patties (which I’m sure many of us can shamelessly admit we loved), memories of peppermint sticks on Christmas morning, or just reminds you of your favorite chewing gum, peppermint is easily recognized and welcomed by many. But this incredibly intoxicating smell is made for more than just sensory pleasure – it’s actually quite healthy for you in more ways than you might imagine. Peppermint oil can be bought as an incense to add a pleasant scent to your home or office, or can be bought as a food-grade oil that you can use in hot tea, dishes, smoothies, and desserts. While you might not think to add peppermint oil to many of your foods,...
    Nursing-home staffers attended a 300-person superspreader wedding. Now six residents have died. Trump is reportedly planning a made-for-TV exit on Air Force One from the White House to a rally on Inauguration Day, hoping to pull viewers from Biden 9 Types of Trash You Can Sell for Cash As a professional picker and reseller, I’m always on the lookout for unexpected items that can be flipped for cash. And after 25 years of rummaging through thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets, I can confirm the literal truth of the old adage that “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” © By Juta / Shutterstock.com If you’re looking to make a few extra bucks, check out what’s in your garbage can and recycling bins. Here is some everyday trash you can sell for cash. Load Error It's not the usual blah, blah, blah. Click here to sign up...
    TOTTENHAM can reportedly sign Inter Milan star Milan Skriniar for £45million next month. Fabrizio Romano claims Jose Mourinho can add the highly-rated defender to his squad when the January transfer window opens if he presents Inter with the offer as soon as possible. 1Spurs can reportedly buy Milan Skriniar from Inter Milan for £45mCredit: Reuters He adds that Inter are in desperate need of money and are willing to offload one of their best players immediately. Tottenham were strongly linked with a move for Skriniar, 25, over the summer. The Slovakia international is in his fourth season at the San Siro and has impressed with 130 appearances. A deal looked close when Tottenham bid farewell to veteran centre-back Jan Vertonghen, who departed on a free transfer to Benfica. Mourinho eventually plumped for Swansea’s Joe Rodon instead. The Wales international had a good debut in the 0-0 draw with Chelsea on...
    CEO and founder of U.S. Nikola, Trevor Milton attends a dinner held to presents its new full-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell battery trucks in partnership with CNH Industrial, at an event in Turin, Italy, December 2, 2019.Massimo Pinca | Reuters Ousted Nikola Chairman and founder Trevor Milton is the company's largest shareholder with more than a fourth of the start-up's shares, and he can sell all of them starting Tuesday.  Milton, who disappeared from the public eye and deleted all social media accounts after resigning in a haze of controversy in September, once again has Wall Street's attention. He owns about 91.6 million shares of Nikola – valued at about $1.9 billion based on Monday's closing price – that he can trade for the first time since the company went public in early June. There are up to 166 million shares, including Milton's, held by other insiders and early investors that...
    As the nation has struggled to face the novel coronavirus pandemic, Daily Kos has covered the enormous burden the Trump administration has effectively placed on the shoulders of small business owners and their employees. We know, for example, that Black-owned companies have shut down at close to twice the rate of other businesses. In fact, almost half of all Black-owned small businesses have already shuttered, or are in dire danger of closing, due to the pandemic. A sweeping number of women business owners have closed their doors indefinitely because of the virus—and a lack of federal relief and support.  That’s why it’s especially important to support small businesses this holiday season. One way of doing that is to order gifts from your local (or, thanks to the internet, not so local) bookstore. While buying books—especially by marginalized writers and artists—is an awesome move, bookstores can often meet a number of...
    It Sounds Like the Taysom Hill Experiment Includes a Short Leash Thanksgiving dishes no one wants to eat this year 737 MAX: Cleared to Fly, but Can Boeing Sell It? On Wednesday, the FAA formally recertified the Boeing (NYSE: BA) 737 MAX for commercial service. After being grounded for more than 20 months, Boeing's top-selling model can finally take to the skies again, once airlines complete necessary maintenance work and pilot training. © Provided by The Motley Fool 737 MAX: Cleared to Fly, but Can Boeing Sell It? However, the ungrounding of the 737 MAX doesn't mean Boeing can expect smooth sailing ahead. Now, it must confront an even tougher task: selling the 737 MAX despite an unprecedented aviation industry downturn. The backlog is not enough As of Oct. 31, Boeing reported a backlog of 3,365 firm orders for the 737 MAX. While that's down from a peak of...
    I've been looking forward to Season 4 of The Crown with almost as much feverish anticipation as I've been awaiting a covid vaccine. So, when Netflix dropped the entire 10-part thriller – there can be no other word for it – yesterday, I promptly binged-watched it all like a ravenous lion gorging on a freshly-slain antelope. To say I wasn't disappointed is the understatement of the millennium. Peter Morgan's gripping new instalment of his epic drama has now reached the timeline of the Royal Family's history with which I am most personally familiar because I remember it all unfurling in real time and covering much of it as a newspaper editor. It was without a doubt the most scandalous, tumultuous and turbulent period of the modern Monarchy's existence, centring around the explosive marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles. Emma Corrin (who plays Diana) and Josh O'Connor (as Charles)...
    A few years ago just before Thanksgiving, a woman named Anna pulled up to the barn at Catskill Animal Sanctuary. I walked out to meet her; we’d been expecting her and her passenger. In a crate inside her wagon, a large turkey was close to hyperventilating. Her legs were splayed out  — a debilitating condition brought on by an industry that forces animals to grow so quickly that many die of heart attacks within the first weeks of life. As we settled the bird we named “Henrietta” into her new home, I asked Anna what compelled her to save this one turkey’s life. “She was cute,” she said. “So what are you having for Thanksgiving dinner?” I asked. It was the obvious next question. “Turkey.” A few weeks after a woman chose to spare one turkey and take another’s life, the one spared became a member of the...
    President Trump’s plan to approve the $10 billion sale of F-35 stealth fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates is expected to proceed, regardless of the outcome of the 2020 election and despite questions from Democrats in the Senate. That approval process hasn’t yet concluded, but the administration has made its intentions known through an informal notification to Congress at the end of October. The informal step, by custom, is delivered up to 20 days prior to issuing a formal notification, thus initiating a countdown for approval that would end in December — opening the door to the sale of as many as 50 of the warplanes, for roughly $10 billion. “If the formal notification expires, whenever that expiry occurs, it is then approved,” UAE Ambassador Yousef al Otaiba told the Washington Examiner in an interview this week. “As far as I know, there is no mechanism to...
    State Parent of BMW’s China Partner on Brink of Bond Default 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Advances the High-Tech Luxury Sedan Do you know these lucrative Social Security secrets? Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft The 23 Hottest Gadgets of 2020 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/21 SLIDES © trekandshoot/istockphoto Don't Toss It, Sell It Doing a pandemic purge? Before tossing away any seemingly worthless items, it's worth giving them a once-over to see if they're worth selling. According to a Nielsen survey conducted for eBay, the average home has $3,100 worth of unused...
    Barry Sanders: Career retrospective What’s the Best Acne Face Wash? These 7 Will Help Give Blemishes the Boot 8 Surprising Household Items You Can Sell for Fast Cash As a longtime collector and reseller, I’m constantly on the lookout for “sleeper items” — common household goods that bring uncommon prices in the resale market. © Stock-Asso / Shutterstock.com While other pickers are busy trying to find that one big score, I like to focus on the humble objects that have a quiet but fanatical fan base. Load Error Take a look around your own home. Is every drawer turning into a junk drawer? Does your guest room look like a publicity shot for “Storage Wars”? Why not declutter and make a few extra bucks in the process? Though eBay is my personal go-to site for online selling, Etsy works just as well. It’s not exclusively for...
    SHOPPERS in Wales will only be able to buy 'essential items' during the looming 'firebreak' lockdown - as critics accuse the county's First Minister of being 'power-mad'. During the 17-day lockdown, supermarkets will be unable to sell clothes to customers - and staff will be told to prioritise the sale of 'important' goods. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 9'Power mad' First Minister Mark Drakeford says the Welsh will only be able to buy 'essential items' during the firebreak lockdownCredit: Getty Images - Getty 9However, no clarification on what 'essential' could mean has been issuedCredit: Robert Melen 9A 17-day shutdown has been ordered across Wales in a bid to control rising casesCredit: Huw Evans Picture Agency Many businesses will be forced to shut altogether during the restrictions, which come into force tomorrow at 6pm. However, food shops, off-licences and pharmacies will be allowed...
    David Cay Johnston October 17, 2020 1:46PM (UTC) Read more articles from the DCReport here. Donald Trump's campaign is so desperate to raise cash that it's begun offering deep discounts on the merch it sells. The campaign's Columbus Day "flash sale" comes amid signs that the campaign could go broke before balloting ends Nov. 3. "For a limited time, YOU can use code COLUMBUS to get 30% OFF your ENTIRE ORDER," screamed an email I received over the weekend, the latest in an endless stream of pitches offering Trump goods. : There was a chance to win a signed Trump-Pence football or gain membership in an exclusive "100 club" and other offerings that are unlike anything that any other campaign I know of has ever made. The 30% discount on routine goods stamped Trump-Pence just three weeks before balloting ends suggests that his campaign ordered a lot more merch than wanted...
    Brigham Young University's campus in Idaho said this week it is investigating claims that some students are "intentionally" trying to get sick with COVID-19 in order to sell their plasma for cash. The university said it plans to suspend any students caught attempting to contract the virus on purpose.  The school, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, strongly condemned the alleged behavior during the pandemic in a statement Monday.  "BYU-Idaho is deeply troubled by accounts of individuals who have intentionally exposed themselves or others to COVID-19, with the hope of getting the disease and being paid for plasma that contains COVID-19 antibodies," the school said.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The university said it is currently investigating incidents on campus. It warned that students caught intentionally exposing themselves or others will be immediately suspended and subject to expulsion.  "The contraction and...
    Having left Walter Reed hospital after a three-day stint recovering from the coronavirus, President Donald Trump began, what aides and confidants say is, a new phase of the presidential campaign: an effort to turn his illness into an electoral asset. The president’s stint in the Military Medical Center may have raised serious questions about his political future and his physical status, with doctors giving him a trio of therapeutics and his physician acknowledging that he is not yet out of the woods. But during his time away from the White House, Trump spent his weekends frantically working the phones, compulsively watching TV, and flagrantly disregarding the advice of his own public-health officials. “How is it playing?” the president quizzed several advisers and senior aides since Friday, polling them on their thoughts on how his diagnosis was being covered in the press. He also was scheming. And at the top of...
    Report: No NFL players, coaches tested positive for COVID-19 after Week 1 The Zesty Paws Aller-Immune Bites Help Keep My Pups Allergies at Bay Drones in Real Estate: Can Aerial Views Help Sell a House? © Provided by The Motley Fool Drones in Real Estate: Can Aerial Views Help Sell a House? Sure, quality photography can easily sell a house over listings with no or poor-quality images. But with advancing technology, it's now possible to take real estate photography to a whole new level. Enter drones for aerial photography. Drones and aerial footage can take a property listing up a notch. But is the cost and effort worth the outcome? Let's take a look at the 5 W's to get a better understanding of how drone footage can help sell a property.What is drone aerial real estate photography?By technical definition, a drone is an unmanned aircraft. For aerial photography...
    Q: Regarding your column in The Mercury News and East Bay Times on September 2, 2020, “A real estate marketing veteran wants his siblings to reap the best price for their parent’s home, but they don’t want to spend money — now what?”: I am the successor trustee of my parent’s estate, which includes the family home. The sibling who lives near the property claims only investors will want to buy the family home in dire need of remodeling. My older brother’s real estate agent from Northern California did some homework and claims we can and should sell our parent’s house to owner-occupants. This agent’s information shows four-bedroom houses in our parent’s ZIP code selling for over $1,050,000 on average. All but one of the siblings are willing to sell the property to an investor in “as-is” condition for $725,000. Most of my siblings do not want to spend any...
    TikTok creators will soon be able to sell merchandise they design and create directly to fans via the app itself. Creator commerce platform Teespring is set to roll out the integration soon, and it’s currently being tested with a limited group of users. Thousands of TikTok creators have already partnered with Teespring to start creating merchandise they can sell to their followers. The integration will allow “creators to create their own products on Teespring, push it directly to TikTok, and then have fans be able to buy products directly through TikTok,” Teespring CEO Chris Lamontagne told The News Brig. It marks the first time that creators can sell their own merchandise directly through TikTok. There are a number of questions the Teespring team is still trying to figure out, including which TikTok creators are eligible to use the integration and how the merchandising shelf will appear in videos....
    Next1 of 3Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse Ahead of Monday’s trade deadline, here are 3 players the Detroit Tigers could sell high on. Entering Thursday, with their game against the Minnesota Twins postponed, the Detroit Tigers are 13-16 and 5.5 games back in the AL Central. They’ve won two in a row, but their playoff odds aren’t good (2.1 percent, according to Baseball Reference) and eight of their next 10 scheduled games (accounting for Thursday night) will be against the Twins. This year’s MLB trade deadline is Aug. 31. The Tigers should be a seller, and general manager Al Avila should be taking inventory of who he can move over the next few days. The Tigers don’t seem to have a lot of pieces they would part with, or that would appeal to contenders. But here are three players they could look to sell high on before...
    PHOTOS: New Arsenal away kit for 2020-21 Who is the highest-paid public employee in your state? Opinion: Can I harvest a loss without breaking the wash sale rule? OUTSIDE THE BOX © Getty Images/iStockphoto Q.: In your article, Can I use tax-loss harvesting to offset my required IRA withdrawal? you wrote that when a wash sale occurs, the loss is disallowed but doesn’t necessarily go to waste. Could you explain that? Load Error — Edgar A.: I am happy to try, Edgar. People often want to harvest a loss for tax purposes but wish to keep a holding for the long term. Capital gains are taxed at lower rates than ordinary income and the tax law allows some losses to lower a taxpayer’s bill to encourage investment and risk-taking in the capital markets. The apparent thinking behind wash sale rules is that without them, you...
    Jonathan Cheban wants to sell his apartment in New York City, after his $250,000 watch was stolen during a harrowing gunpoint robbery earlier this month.  'I can't be there. It's very traumatic to be there,' the 46-year-old reality star, known as Foodgod, told Page Six on Monday. 'I want to sell my apartment in New York for sure because I can't imagine living there again.'  While he was robbed in New Jersey, Cheban slammed Mayor Bill de Blasio for his lack of action over a recent spike in armed robberies, among Manhattan's Upper East Side.  Traumatized: Jonathan Cheban wants to sell his apartment in New York City, after his $250,000 watch was stolen during a harrowing gunpoint robbery earlier this month 'Daytime, nighttime, afternoon, Midtown, Uptown, Downtown, the mayor has destroyed the city,' he told the outlet. 'It's depressing. It's scary. I was on edge before, but now I'm even more...
    The Texas-based doctor praised by President Trump after she alleged hydroxychloroquine can cure COVID-19 is doubling down on her controversial claim.  On Thursday, Dr Stella Immanuel, 55, was interviewed by The Houston Chronicle outside her office in the city where she once again endorsed the experimental drug.  'We have not lost one patient yet,' Immanuel told the publication, adding that she has used hydroxychloroquine treated over 400 people stricken with COVID-19 - including asthmatics, diabetics and the elderly.  She says there have been studies that show the drug's efficacy, but believes they are being deliberately suppressed by big pharma, who stand to profit off future treatments for the illness.    'Whenever we have two or three studies that show it works, there's always studies that come out and knock it down. It's fake science. They're going to allow people to die so that they can sell vaccines and $5000 drugs. It's...
    Colloidal silver has been peddled as a coronavirus cure, but there's no evidence it works. Anne Cusack/Getty Images Federal prosecutors have charged a Utah man who they say fraudulently peddled a silver-based supplement as a cure for the coronavirus. Gordon H. Pedersen is accused of posing as a doctor to sell the fraudulent products. The Justice Department has taken a harsh line on quack doctors trying to sell fake coronavirus cures. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A Utah businessman has been charged with posing as a doctor after he sold fraudulent silver-based products as a COVID-19 cure even though there is no evidence the supplements have any effect on the disease.  Gordon H. Pedersen, who previously co-owned the company My Doctor Suggests LLC, claimed to be a physician and wore a stethoscope and white lab coat in videos and photos posted on the Internet to further...
    Dear Moneyist, My dad passed away from COVID-19 in April 2020. He was a first responder at a walk-in clinic, and was in great health with no underlying health conditions. His death is still a shock to me as he and I were very close. My sister, our stepmother of five years, her son and I are left behind. My father did not leave a will. It has been over two months, and we have now just received financial information regarding our dad’s estate. My stepmother hired a lawyer who wants us to sign papers to say she gets everything (our family’s money, plus his house and car) and my sister and I basically get nothing (just enough to cover one semester of college). She originally agreed to split everything evenly, and now she is denying any mention of that. She claims she wants all of this...
    The NBA store was momentarily willing to sell a “KillCops” jersey. After finding out I couldn’t buy a “FreeHongKong” jersey from the NBA store’s website, I called and asked to get one. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The NBA wouldn’t sell me a custom Houston Rockets jersey with “FreeHongKong” on the back. The reason why is likely tied to the fact that the league is incredibly cozy with the Chinese dictatorship. When asked if I could get “Kill Cops,” the sales attendant said stuff with spaces didn’t work. When I asked for “KillCops,” the sales attendant was more than willing to oblige. You can listen to the audio below. Here is audio of the NBA store telling me I can’t buy a FreeHongKong jersey, but I can buy a KillCops jersey. Eventually, once they realized what was happening, they claimed they couldn’t sell me...
    When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Buy or sell a lightly-used bag on Rebag. Rebag People love luxury handbags, but for many, the price is a huge obstacle.  Rebag gives you the opportunity to buy authentic second-hand designer bags that look like new, for less. By acting as the middleman between those who want to sell their old luxury bags and those who want to buy new ones, Rebag can get great prices for both parties. Over the past few years, there has been serious growth in the luxury-goods market. In 2017 alone, Millennials contributed to an 85% surge in the sector. When one thousand dollars can pay your rent and then some, it can seem excessive to drop that money on a single purse. Yet, for many, the appeal of luxury handbags is undeniable. The...
    Christian Cooper: Black birdwatcher in viral 911 call has not cooperated with prosecutors, NYT reports 7 Things Dr. Fauci Does When He Shops for Groceries The Paint Color That Can Sell Your House for $6,000 More Selling your home often comes with small improvements and do-it-yourself adjustments to attract buyers. If you're in the process of selling your house, you might want to consider a few painting projects—starting with the color of your front door. © Andy Dean Photography/Shutterstock The paint color that gives back A report by Zillow looked at 135,000 photos from old houses across the country to see how paint colors impact sales. They found that homes with charcoal, smoky, or jet black doors sell for $6,271 more than expected. Considering that a door paint job can cost approximately $100 to $400, a bucket of black paint is a stellar investment. Load Error In their study, Zillow...
    EVERY time Nabil Choucair shuts his eyes, he's haunted by the image of his family's home - a flat on the 22nd floor of Grenfell Tower - going up in flames. Nabil, 46, lost his mother, sister, brother-in-law and his three young nieces aged 13, 10 and three in the tragedy three years ago - and saw their flat set ablaze as he watched helplessly from the ground. 20Nabil Choucair lost his entire family in the horrific fire 20Nabil lost his three young nieces, (l-r) Fatima, 11, Mierna, 13, and Zainab, 3Credit: Supplied “I’ve listened to the 999 calls, I’ve heard the desperate pleas for a helicopter to save my family,” he tells Sun Online. “It haunts me that my family did not leave the tower because they were told by firefighters to stay put.” Now, he is speaking out after Phase 2 of the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry began...
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