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    A look at two new platforms helping investors take control of their money in an out-of-control landscape. February 19, 2021 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As data driven tech continues to pervade our digital lives, what impact can it make on our money? Front (an automated strategy platform for everyday investors) and Katapult (a lease-to-own platform for consumers with low credit scores) operate at different ends of the market, but both are driven by a passion to give everyone more control over their money . Katapult-ing interest fees Katapult has identified a clear need in an underserved market and aims to help the 55 million under-banked Americans which, according to the Federal Reserve, accounted for 22 percent of US households in 2018. In addition, only 40 percent of Americans say they could pay an unexpected...
    NUTELLA is one of the nation’s favourite spreads and arguably goes well on anything, but it turns out you’ve probably been pronouncing it wrong your entire life.  Marking World Nutella Day, today, the team at the chocolate’s HQ decided to clarify how to say the famous name - which we didn't even realise we were doing it wrong.  4It turns out we've all probably been pronouncing Nutella wrong It turns out 87 per cent of us have been saying it incorrectly all these years -  with the most common mispronunciation putting the emphasis on the ‘U’. Some 78 per cent of people thought it was said phonetically as ‘Nutella’, while 12 per cent thought it was ‘Noutella’, six per cent said it as ‘Newtelluh’, while three per cent admitted they didn’t have a clue.  But it turns out the 12 per cent emphasising the ‘nou’ were right, with the correct...
    WIPING over kitchen worktops is often done with very little thought - so long as it's free of crumbs and smells good it must be clean, right? Well, according to Lynsey Crombie, the Queen of Clean, it's highly likely we're doing it all wrong, and the right way comes down to timing. 2Lynsey Crombie, the Queen of Clean, revealed the right way to wipe down worktops on her Instagram Credit: lynsey_queenofclean/Instagram The mum-of-three shared the little-known tip on her Instagram, where she has 218k cleaning-obsessed followers. Lynsey, who regularly appears on This Morning and Good Morning Britain, revealed we should actually be spraying the surfaces and walking away before we wipe it down. She wrote: "When cleaning so many of us are used to just giving our surfaces a quick spray followed by a wipe or two, which may not be enough time for the product...
    He was the love-sick roofer jailed for breaking Covid rules after jet-skiing from Scotland to the Isle of Man to see his girlfriend. Romantics lapped up the tale of how Dale McLaughlan was so desperate to see Jessica Radcliffe that he made the four-and-a-half-hour trip, despite never having ridden a jet-ski before and being unable to swim. But The Mail on Sunday can today reveal the real story. Testimony from sources who have witnessed a very different set of events involving the father-of-two and his new love show the ‘fairytale’ escapade is little more than a sham. They claim: Mr McLaughlan, 28, was seen flirting with other women while the couple were at a bar on the Isle of Man – resulting in Ms Radcliffe throwing a drink over a customer; When asked to leave, the pair became angry, kicking, shouting and even allegedly spitting at staff before police were...
    WOULDN'T it be great if you could make your loaf of sliced bread last longer than just a couple of days without having to faff about with a clip to seal the bag? Accordingly to one woman, you can, and it takes just seconds to do - and people can't believe they hadn't learned of it sooner. 4Emily Arnold, from the US, shared the hack on TikTok and it's since gone viralCredit: emilyyyarn/TikTok Emily Arnold, from the US, showed exactly how to seal the bag of bread without using a clip and her "life hack" has now gone viral on TikTok. The nurse simply twisted the top half of the bag so it was tightly sealed then folded the open end over the top of the loaf. By doing this, no air gets inside the bag meaning the bread stays fresher for longer and it's actually...
    WANT to up your sleep game? The trick might be in how you are washing your sheets.  A new guide shares the correct way to clean your bedding and get rid of germs and allergens.  4You should avoid using dryer sheets but always use dryer balls when you wash your sheeysCredit: Getty Images - Getty Firstly, the guide, published on Reviewed, says you should never leave your bedding more than a week or two without cleaning.  This is because when you are sleeping, dead skin cells, dust mites, body oils and bacteria can build up. Sounds grim! Thankfully you can spruce up your bedding very easily to make it fresh once again - and it may even boost your sleep too.  If you follow the steps, it’ll leave your bedding puffy and clean and looking very inviting indeed.  4You should never leave your bedding more than a week or two...
    Barry Gibb, the last remaining Bee Gee, has admitted that he feels ‘survivor’s guilt’ at outliving his younger brothers. The 74-year-old said: ‘I’m the eldest, so it should have been me first. I guess it’s a form of guilt. Survivor’s guilt.’ He also expressed regret that he had not been getting on with any of his brothers, including bandmates and twins Maurice and Robin, when they died. In an interview with The Times Magazine, Gibb said that despite being the eldest, he ‘gravitated’ towards his younger brother Andy, who died in 1988 aged 30 after a long battle with cocaine addiction. Barry Gibb, 74, the last remaining Bee Gee, admitted that he feels ‘survivor’s guilt', saying: ‘I’m the eldest, so it should have been me first. I guess it’s a form of guilt.' Gibb said he had attempted to convince Andy, a solo artist, to come to America but...
    Tommy John, the former Major League All-Star pitcher and namesake of a common elbow surgery, has contracted COVID-19, but is insisting that he is fine despite being placed on oxygen. John, 77, told the Daily Beast about his current health situation from a hospital bed near his Indio, California home, claiming that he would 'leave right now' if he were allowed. 'You're either going to live or you're going to die,' he said. Tommy John (right), the former Major League All-Star pitcher and namesake of a common elbow surgery, has contracted COVID-19, but is insisting that he is fine despite being placed on oxygen at a California hospital. His son Tommy John III (left) is a pandemic denier John famously underwent elbow surgery in 1976 to repair ligament damage. The surgery was a success and he pitched 14 more seasons, mostly with the Yankees. Tommy John surgery, as...
    Many people have been brushing up on their cooking skills since lockdown this year, but one dish many amateur chefs have still not mastered is a traditional curry.  Pakistan-born author Sumayya Usmani and Indian chef Vivek Singh spoke to FEMAIL about the six essential steps everyone must follow if they want to whip up an authentic dish.  One of the biggest mistakes people make is adding spices to cold oil, according to the experts, while others don't leave enough time for the flavours to come through while cooking.  And, in a revelation that will shock takeaway fans, curries should not be served with poppadoms. Here, the six tips you need to know... ADD WHOLE SPICES TO HOT OIL  Food experts shared their top tips for perfecting a traditional Asian curry at home, including not rushing to cook ingredients and ensuring oil is hot before adding spices (file image) Vivek Singh who...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — On Cyber Monday, Americans are expected to spend more than $12 billion in online stores. Some small mom and pop shops in the northern suburbs are fighting for a piece of that e-commerce pie. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports they may be winning. At Style Shack, a store in Highland Park, lots of items are packed up, ready to be shipped out. “We sell a number of home decor items, jewelry, gifts of all sorts. Things to definitely boost the mood,” said the owner of Style Shack, Sherry Levin. Levin’s mood is certainly brighter this Cyber Monday. For the first time in her store’s 14 year history, she’s selling online. Sales are up 20%. “It’s been marvelous. It has most definitely helped us,” Levin said. “We are able to reach a much broader audience.” Like all brick and mortar stores, Style Shack has been hurt by the...
    A world-renowned sushi master has revealed the correct way to eat sushi – and she said you should avoid using chopsticks and never dip the rice into wasabi. Eleni Manousou, Nobu's first female head chef, who runs celeb hotspot Nobu Marbella,  has revealed the correct way to eat the cuisine, as well as the faux-pas that you should never commit. The Greek-raised chef, who now lives in Marbella where she runs the Japanese restaurant and celeb hotshot which is owned by Robert de Niro and Nobuyuki 'Nobu' Matsuhisa recommended that diners pick up sushi with their hands rather than use chopsticks.  Speaking to FEMAIL onsite at Nobu Marbella, the chef said: 'In my opinion, you need to eat sushi with your hands. It needs to be fast – as soon as the sushi is served, you want to eat it.  Eleni Manousou, Nobu's first female head chef, who runs celeb hotspot...
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — US declares all U.N. sanctions on Iran have been restored, but rest of world vows to ignore it. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Cleaning windows can seem like a deceptively simple task, but achieving a professional finish without smudged and smeared panes can be tricky. Far too often, it is possible to spend longer than expected rubbing down windows without ending up with a polished finished. You may even end up damaging the surface if you use the wrong materials. To help you get the job done properly, we spoke to some experts about the best ways to make your windows the envy of your neighbours. Top tips for cleaning windows include how to correctly position your  squeegee Cleaning windows doesn't need to be complicated, but we often create problems for ourselves, says one expert. Jonathan Hey, of Aliwood Roof Lanterns, says there are common misconceptions on window cleaning and some cleaning methods to avoid. He gives us some tips below. He said: 'There's no reason why cleaning your windows should be seen...
    MICHAIL ANTONIO summed up — much more politely than most — how everyone at West Ham feels about VAR following our win over Chelsea. He said: “I really dislike VAR, I really dislike it. This season so many things have not gone our way.” 3Michail Antonio was ruled offside Tomas Soucek's goal was chalked off against Chelsea despite lying on the floorCredit: Getty Images - Getty Too right things have not gone our way. We are now the joint-worst affected­ Premier League side this season, alongside Sheffield United, in terms of VAR decisions. VAR was brought in to reduce the number of innocent mistakes a referee makes during a game. I understand that completely. With so much at stake, the pressure on the refs to get 100 per cent of decisions right is overwhelming. And it’s not only the money that matters — with £2.4million per place (top club earning...
    The streets around the Museum of Natural History in New York City were crowded Sunday as counter-protesters expressed their support for Theodore Roosevelt’s statue. Gavin Wax, president of the New York Young Republican Club, spoke out against removing Roosevelt’s statue. “We have been sick of our city being destroyed, looted, the rioting,” Wax said. “The chaos and the anarchy. We represent the silent majority across this country, even in this city, that [has] been sick of what’s been going on in our country in terms of law and order.” Wax added that they “are taking it further now erasing our history, erasing our monuments, destroying everything about our traditions and past.” “We got fed-up. It was about time we rallied around something – it happened to be this statue because they decided to remove it but it could have been anything.” Another person attending the protest slammed New York City...
    Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr has taken to social media to show support to boxer Gervonta Davis. The two have been friends and supporters of each other, having been seen together on multiple occasions. Odell Beckham famously met Davis Backstage before his fight against Hugo Ruiz. OBJ showed some love to Davis via his Twitter where he reposted a video grab of ‘Tank’ Davis catching the football. The video appeared to be from a training set, taking place where Beckham Jr can be seen in the background. The original tweet was captioned ‘Tank Beckham’ which was an homage to the popular WR. we gonnnnn work everydayyyyyyy!!!! Luv brudda https://t.co/1jq1R4QcFg — Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) June 26, 2020 Odell Beckham Jr and Gervonta Davis: A brief history Gervonta Davis is perhaps working on his hand-eye coordination as talks begin to surround a potential fight against Ryan Garcia. Additionally, Davis is...
    Coronavirus — The president of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, He has appeared this Saturday in La Moncloa to dismiss the state of alarm, decreed on March 14 by the coronavirus pandemic and which will end this midnight. “Thanks to the state of alarm we have been able to avoid new infections, we have been able to save thousands of lives. 450,000 lives have been saved in our country thanks to confinement ”, has manifested. Sánchez has highlighted the “sacrifice, resistance and victory morale” of citizens against an unknown virus. “Life had to be stopped to contain the virus. We were beaten with force, but we resisted, “he assured, while warning that the virus “can come back and shake us again in a second wave.” “We have to avoid it at all costs”, has claimed. Strategic reserve to combat a new wave of infections To do this, the Prime Minister...
    If you've been desperate for fast-food throughout lockdown, then this McDonald's-themed quiz is sure to take your cravings to a whole new level.  In eager anticipation of McDonald's Drive Thru’s and restaurants reopening, UK-based Vanarama has been busy researching some of the most bizarre menu items they offer outside of the UK. While us Brits have been waiting to inhale extra-large servings of chicken nuggets or fries, people in other parts of the world have been dreaming of sampling very different food items altogether.  The McDonald's worldwide menu quiz takes 20 unique McDonald's menu items from all around the world, including the McKrocket, a deep fried cheese, beef and mustard croquette. You have to try and guess which country each menu item is from - and some of them may surprise you!    1. 2.  3. 4. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next What pandemic?...
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