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How long does coronavirus live on different surfaces?

Coronavirus RNA was found on a cruise ship 17 days after passengers left. What are the risks of handling packages and groceries?Coronavirus – latest US updatesLive global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore people are staying indoors to avoid contact with people potentially infected by Covid-19. But in light of a recent report from the US’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that said RNA from the virus that causes Covid-19 was found in the Diamond Princess ship 17 days aft...
Tags: Health, Science, US, Life and style, US news, Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Is fake meat getting too much like the real thing?

From the bleeding Impossible Burger to ‘full-muscle’ mushroom steaks, we’ve entered the uncanny valley of meat alternativesI’ve been thinking back to just a few years ago: it was a simpler time, when, at a nice family dinner, my conservative dad could reasonably scoff at the veggie option on the menu, and I, a worldly college sophomore, could reasonably look down my nose at the menu’s meat. It was an era of balance and harmony, when animal and plant proteins fit neatly into their own categories,...
Tags: Meat, Food, Life and style, US news, Vegetarian food and drink, Vegetarianism, Impossible Burger


Spring-heeled: concept that could see Usain Bolt rocket to 50mph

Prototype of revolutionary running device being worked on by scientists at US universityA wearable spring-based contraption that attaches to the legs has the potential to boost human running speeds by 50%, according to researchers who hope to build the first prototype over the next year.Scientists came up with the concept after computer models showed that it was possible to dramatically increase the amount of energy people put into each running step by enabling them to do work when their feet ar...
Tags: Science, Technology, US, Sport, Life and style, World news, US news, Engineering, Running


Kanye West likens backlash over support for Trump to racial profiling

Rapper says anger over his views reminds him of racial assumptions he once faced: ‘You’re black, so you’re a Democrat’Kanye West has reaffirmed his support for Donald Trump, whom he has previously called “his brother”, in a new interview with the Wall Street Journal.West says people make assumptions about his political views because of his race, automatically assuming he would disagree with Trump’s views. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Life and style, US news, Kanye West, Culture, Donald Trump, Kim Kardashian West, Trump, Wall Street Journal West


Law School Rankings Released by US News

Law school rankings released by US News show some changes from last year. Reading them is a great way to keep your mind busy for a period of time. See where your law school stacks up, and the incredible tuition that goes with it. If you are feeling cooped up, feel free to share the rankings with your friends and engage in some pedantic chest-puffing if your school is ranked higher. While you are at it, take some time to ponder whether the “think like a lawyer” approach still in use is outdated. ...
Tags: Law, Careers, US news, Law Schools, U S News


Joe Biden's pledge to pick a female vice-president smells like tokenism | Arwa Mahdawi

Of course I want him to choose a woman as his running mate. But his grand gesture feels more like pandering than policyStacey Abrams? Kamala Harris? Elizabeth Warren? Nobody knows for sure whom Joe Biden will choose as a running mate if – as is almost certain – he wins the Democratic nomination, but we do know it will be a woman.“I’ll pick a woman to be vice-president,” Biden promised during Sunday’s presidential debate with Bernie Sanders. “There are a number of women qualified to be president ...
Tags: Gender, Women, Elizabeth Warren, Life and style, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Biden, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Arwa Mahdawi, US elections 2020


Teen models, powerful men and private dinners: when Trump hosted Look of the Year

In the early 90s, Donald Trump judged the world’s biggest modelling competition - since hit by allegations of abuse. This is how the people who were there remember it. Special investigation by Lucy Osborne, Harry Davies and Stephanie KirchgaessnerOn 1 September 1991, a large private yacht cruised towards the Statue of Liberty. It was a clear, breezy evening, and from the upper deck of the Spirit of New York, a golden sunset could be seen glinting off the Manhattan skyline. Downstairs, a party wa...
Tags: New York, Life and style, US news, Models, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Trump, Lucy Osborne Harry Davies, Stephanie KirchgaessnerOn


Experience: I was kidnapped and taken to the desert

We pulled up to a bonfire and 15 kids gathered around me. It was horrifyingOne night when I was 15, I was woken by two large men I didn’t know. It was May 1989 and I was at home in Connecticut. I sensed we were alone in the house; our dog didn’t run in and, although my bedroom was between my sister’s and my parents’, everything was quiet. I was terrified but half-asleep. The men told me to get dressed and said I was going with them. I thought I was being abducted but they handed me a note in my ...
Tags: Utah, Life and style, US news, Connecticut


Which family member gets health coverage? Let's pull straws

What do you do when your child is benefiting from very expensive therapy you struggle to afford? Sacrifice your own insuranceTwo in five: our new series about the disappearance of the US middle classWhen the session was over, our new therapist tried to scan her Venmo code, but there was a glitch with my bank account attached to our Venmo. Even though I knew, because I’d checked before we came, that the $305 this session cost was in our account, I started to sweat. She is only doing her job, I to...
Tags: Money, US, Life and style, US news


James Franco accusers are 'jumping on the #MeToo bandwagon', say actor's lawyers

Franco denies allegations and asks Los Angeles county superior court to dismiss lawsuit against himJames Franco has responded to allegations of sexual harassment by two former students by claiming they were an attempt to “jump on the [#MeToo] bandwagon” and played into “the media’s insatiable appetite to ruin the next celebrity”.In a demurrer filed on 28 February to the Los Angeles county superior court, Franco’s lawyers asked that the lawsuit filed in October by Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaa...
Tags: Film, Women, Los Angeles, Life and style, World news, US news, Culture, Franco, James Franco, Los Angeles County, MeToo Movement, Sarah Tither Kaplan, Toni Gaal


Four years, two continents: a gay Chinese couple's journey for a surrogate son

Li and Xu fell in love in a country where gay marriage and surrogacy are illegal. Their story is part of a growing trendBefore Qiguang Li could pass through customs and step on to US soil for the first time, he faced a three-hour detention where he learned that he needed to be more candid about his identity. It was September 2015, after a long flight from Shanghai to Los Angeles. Li came with another man, Wei Xu, who asked a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer whether the two of them ...
Tags: Family, China, US, Life and style, US news, Shanghai, LGBT rights, Parents and parenting, Li, US Customs, Xu, Border Protection CBP, Wei Xu, Qiguang Li, Los Angeles Li


A dirty secret: you can only be a writer if you can afford it

There is nothing more sustaining to long-term creative work than time and space – and these things cost moneyTwo in five: our new series about the disappearance of the US middle class Let’s start with me: I’m not sure how or if I’d still be a writer without the help of other people’s money. I have zero undergrad debt. Of my three years of grad school, two of them were funded through a teaching fellowship; my parents helped pay for the first. The last two years my stipend barely covered the child...
Tags: Money, US, Life and style, US news


Go to Hell: town offers free weddings but anniversaries will be a problem

Hell, Michigan is offering a limited-time marriage deal: 29 free weddings on leap day, 29 February, at 2.29pmI have heard it said that there is no point in going to Heaven, because all the cool people will be in Hell. I now know this is probably not true – because not everyone would fit: Hell is a tiny town with a population of only 70,000, in Michigan.It’s also a place where you can get married for free. Which sounds like a good deal: as the popular Netflix movie Marriage Story makes marriage s...
Tags: Marriage, Life and style, US news, Netflix, Michigan, Dante


New York fashion college apologizes for runway show criticised as 'clearly racist'

Fashion Institute of Technology investigating why models were asked to wear prosthetic ears, lips and bushy eyebrowsA fashion college based in New York City has apologized after a catwalk show it organized was condemned as racist.The Fashion Institute of Technology said it was investigating why models were asked to wear prosthetic ears, lips and bushy eyebrows for the showcase of fashion student designs in front of an audience of around 100 people in Manhattan. Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, New York, New York City, Life and style, US news, Higher Education, Manhattan, Fashion Institute of Technology


New York fashion college apologizes for 'clearly racist' runway show

Fashion Institute of Technology investigating why models were asked to wear prosthetic ears, lips and busy eyebrowsA fashion college based in New York City has apologized after a catwalk show it organized was condemned as racist.The Fashion Institute of Technology said it was investigating why models were asked to wear prosthetic ears, lips and bushy eyebrows for the showcase of fashion student designs in front of an audience of around 100 people in Manhattan. Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, New York, New York City, Life and style, US news, Higher Education, Manhattan, Fashion Institute of Technology


Victoria's Secret under fire after store dumps hundreds of bras in bin

Discovery draws criticism from those who say fashion industry generates too much wasteHundreds of Victoria’s Secret bras have reportedly been found discarded in a bin close to a recently closed branch of the lingerie store in Colorado.The discovery comes at a time when the fashion industry is under fire for generating significant levels of waste, while Victoria’s Secret continues to face criticism regarding recent controversies. Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, Colorado, Environment, Life and style, World news, US news, Victoria, Waste


Rose McGowan: Natalie Portman's Oscars dress protest 'deeply offensive'

McGowan posts Facebook attack on Portman, who wore a gown embroidered with names of female directors snubbed at awardsActivist and actor Rose McGowan has labelled Natalie Portman a “fraud” for wearing a dress to the Oscars embroidered with the names of female film-makers including Greta Gerwig and Lulu Wang who were passed over for best director nominations.In a post on Facebook, McGowan said Portman had made “the kind of protest that gets rave reviews from the mainstream media” but was “more li...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Film, Women, Life and style, US news, Culture, Feminism, Awards and prizes, Oscars, Greta Gerwig, Natalie Portman, McGowan, Portman, Rose McGowan, Lulu Wang


Oscars 2020: Parasite wins best picture award – as it happened

An incredible night for Bong Joon-ho as Parasite wins best screenplay, best director and best pictureOscar winners list 5.18am GMT Let’s finish up with a clip of Parasite winning best picture, and how the crowd reacted when the lights were cut. I think these might have been my favourite Oscars for years and years, you know. #Oscars Moment: @ParasiteMovie wins for Best Picture. pic.twitter.com/AokyBdIzl5 5.08am GMT We’ve got a great Phil Hoad piece here about what Parasite’s win could mea...
Tags: Fashion, Film, Life and style, Film Industry, US news, Culture, Awards and prizes, Oscars, Joker, Bong Joon, Little Women, Parasite, Phil Hoad, The Irishman, 1917, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood


Oscars 2020: Parasite wins best picture award – live!

And incredible night for Bong Joon-ho as Parasite wins best screenplay, best director and best picture. Follow all the the action with us liveOscar winners list – live as they happen! 4.35am GMT And now the lights have gone down for good. The 92nd Oscars are over, and they have ended in the best possible way. This is Parasite’s night. It’s Bong Joon Ho’s night. It is, to a slightly lesser extent, Eminem’s night. I’ll be sticking around for a little bit looking for reaction to the night, but ...
Tags: Fashion, Film, Life and style, Film Industry, US news, Culture, Awards and prizes, Eminem, Oscars, Joker, Bong Joon, Bong Joon Ho, Little Women, Parasite, The Irishman, 1917


Oscars 2020: Parasite wins best international feature film – live!

Follow all the action from Hollywood as we find out who’s wearing what, who’s winning what and whose acceptance speech is dropping jaws• Oscars tonight: predictions, timetable and all you need to knowOscar winners list – live as they happen! 3.32am GMT Here’s a story about Parasite’s latest win. Related: Parasite wins best international feature film Oscar 3.31am GMT And now for Elton John’s performance. It’s very much a late-era Elton John performance, in that he’s shouting in such a ...
Tags: Fashion, Hollywood, Film, Life and style, Film Industry, US news, Culture, Awards and prizes, Eminem, Elton John, Oscars, Joker, Little Women, Parasite, The Irishman, 1917


Oscars 2020: Laura Dern wins best supporting actress for Marriage Story – live!

Follow all the action from Hollywood as we find out who’s wearing what, who’s winning what and whose acceptance speech is dropping jaws• Oscars tonight: predictions, timetable and all you need to knowOscar winners list – live as they happen! 2.35am GMT Eminem got a standing ovation from the audience, who are well aware that their faces will now forever come up if anyone ever Googles the phrase ‘Awkward white person biting lip and nodding GIFs’ 2.33am GMT To commemorate songs being in fil...
Tags: Fashion, Hollywood, Film, Life and style, Film Industry, US news, Culture, Awards and prizes, Eminem, Oscars, Laura Dern, Joker, Little Women, Parasite, The Irishman, 1917


Oscars 2020: Brad Pitt wins best supporting actor – live!

Follow all the action from Hollywood as we find out who’s wearing what, who’s winning what and whose acceptance speech is dropping jaws• Oscars tonight: predictions, timetable and all you need to know• ‘Brad Pitt tells us he’s single’: play Oscars bingo! 1.34am GMT The song is over. During the commercial break all the Elsas must fight each other with sharpened sticks to see who is the one true Elsa. It’s a shame to be missing it, really, but commerce is commerce. 1.32am GMT The song is p...
Tags: Elsa, Fashion, Hollywood, Film, Life and style, Film Industry, US news, Culture, Awards and prizes, Oscars, Brad Pitt, Joker, Elsas, Little Women, Parasite, The Irishman


Oscars 2020: the red carpet, the ceremony, the winners – live!

Follow all the action from Hollywood as we find out who’s wearing what, who’s winning what and whose acceptance speech is dropping jaws• Oscars tonight: predictions, timetable and all you need to know 11.29pm GMT There aren’t enough red carpet dresses inspired by lampshades. Here, Laura Dern wears one that is - in the best possible way. She looks as awesome as her Marriage Story character is terrifying. Win. 11.27pm GMT Billie Eilish in head-to-toe custom-made Chanel, an updo and killer ...
Tags: Fashion, Hollywood, Film, Life and style, Film Industry, US news, Culture, Awards and prizes, Oscars, Chanel, Laura Dern, Joker, Billie Eilish, Little Women, Parasite, The Irishman


Rachel Maddow on her critics: ‘Your hatred makes me stronger. Come on! Give me more!’

The MSNBC host’s show has become a safety blanket for many US progressives. She discusses her demonisation by the right, tackling the president’s lies – and coming out at 17Rachel Maddow, the US TV host, has a message for her critics: “Bring it. Your hatred makes me stronger. Come on. Give me more. Give me more. I love it!”That is just as well, given the way she has polarised viewers in the past few years. Maddow, 46, has presented her primetime show on MSNBC, a 24-hour cable news channel, on we...
Tags: Politics, Television, Rachel Maddow, Media, US, Life and style, UK News, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, Television & radio, Television industry, TV News, US television industry, Politics TV


Hugh Grant defends Prince Harry: 'The tabloids effectively murdered his mother'

The actor and activist has backed up Harry’s desire to ‘protect his family’, while Stormzy has said there is no ‘credible’ reason to dislike MeghanHugh Grant has defended Prince Harry’s decision to “step back” from formal royal duties and seek a self-financed life based partly in Canada.Speaking on Andy Cohen’s Radio Andy show on Sirius XM, Grant said: “I’m rather on Harry’s side. The tabloid press effectively murdered his mother, now they’re tearing his wife to pieces.” Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Media, Celebrity, Film, Race, Women, Life and style, UK News, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, US news, Culture, Canada, Press intrusion, Monarchy


'Everyone else was just a bit player': my night out with Elizabeth Wurtzel | Suzanne Moore

The Prozac Nation author was irresistible and impossible, but her writing courageously opened up the conversation about mental healthRead Guardian articles by Elizabeth WurtzelSometimes when a woman says “I am impossible”, it’s just classic, sappy, feminine self-deprecation. It’s like saying, “Oh, this old thing?” when someone compliments you on a frock you have spent a long time thinking about and even more time saving for. Sometimes, though, when a woman says “I am impossible,” you should beli...
Tags: Health, Books, London, Cancer, Women, Life and style, World news, US news, Mental Health, Culture, United States, Feminism, Autobiography and memoir, Soho, Suzanne Moore, Elizabeth Wurtzel


Ilhan Omar meets Tan Dhesi: ‘We helped to break a glass ceiling'

The Democratic congresswoman and the Labour MP swap stories of challenging presidents and PMs, Bollywood, and formative childhoodsThe wall outside Ilhan Omar’s office is not like that of other members of Congress. In Washington DC, a blank corridor of congressional offices gives way, outside the door to the office of the Democratic congresswoman from Minnesota, to a collage of cards, notes and handwritten posters offering variations on the slogan “We stand with Ilhan”. The 37-year-old, who was b...
Tags: Politics, Minnesota, Congress, US, Life and style, UK News, World news, US news, Labour, Washington Dc, Boris Johnson, Trump, Slough, Omar, MOGADISHU Somalia, Ilhan


How Brooklyn's Dyker Heights became America's most festive neighborhood

Eight miles from Manhattan’s tourist mainstays, a neighborhood’s over-the-top Christmas displays have drawn visitors from around the worldIf you’re a big fan of the American winter holiday season, you’ve probably heard of Dyker Heights. The neighborhood in Brooklyn has been featured on travel shows and influencer Instagram accounts from around the world for its charmingly over-the-top display of Christmas lights and decorations.One yard has over 60 inflatable figures around the house. Another ha...
Tags: New York, Instagram, Christmas, America, Life and style, World news, US news, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Santa, Dyker Heights


Malcolm Gladwell Rebuts the Terrible Advice Given to Students: Don’t Go to “the Best College You Can,” Go to Where You Can Have “Deeply Interesting Conversations with People” at Night

Malcolm Gladwell is a writer of many contrarian opinions. His readers love the way he illustrates his ideas with rhetorical ease, in story after interesting story. Maybe he has too many opinions, say his critics, “who’d prefer it if Gladwell made smaller, more cautious, less dazzling claims,” Oliver Burkeman writes at The Guardian. But we should take some of his arguments, like his defense of Lance Armstrong and doping in sports, less seriously than others, he says himself. “When you wri...
Tags: Google, Education, College, Life, US news, Malcolm Gladwell, Lance Armstrong, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Gladwell, Oliver Burkeman, Durham NC Follow, Burkeman


Church elder tried to pay for Grindr sex with Arby's card, say police

In Missouri, school police say a church leader who also worked as a professor attempted to pay for guy-on-guy sex via Grindr with his Arby's card. Grindr is a social media service for gay, bi, and queer guys, and basically, men who want to have sex with men. Didn't work out so well for the professor and church elder. He now faces misdemeanor prostitution charges, and “allegations he sought sexual favors from male college students.” The Kirksville Daily Express reports that he has been place...
Tags: Post, Crime, News, Sex, Religion, US news, Missouri, Grindr, Dec, Arby, Grinder, Truman, KIRKSVILLE, KIRKSVILLE MISSOURI, We Have the Meats, Barry Cole Poyner



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