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I once bought a 6-month supply of toilet paper on Prime Day, and it's still one of the best decisions I've ever made

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Prime Day is a great time to stock up on toilet paper. Shutterstock After many years of covering all the best sales and deals on Prime Day, I've come to know what products consistently see great bargains during the shopping event. Sure, there are great TVs, laptops, phones, and speakers on sale, but for me, a sleeper hit on Prime Day are major discounts on bulk toil...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Deals, Home, Trends, Brooklyn, Toilet Paper, Bathroom, Amazon Prime Day, Ultra Strong Toilet Paper, Prime Day, Charmin Ultra Strong, Sally Kaplan, Deals (Reviews, IP Deals, Home (Reviews

ICYMI: Birds, planes and automobiles

Brooklyn ducks, a Brittany bird-man, and a race with a difference - some of the stories you might have missed this week.
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Bucks edge Nets in OT in Game 7, withstand Kevin Durant’s 48

NEW YORK (AP) — A Game 7 thriller, the NBA’s first do-or-die game to go to overtime in 15 years, came down to a matter of inches. If Brooklyn star Kevin Durant was just slightly farther away — or if his foot was slightly smaller — he ends the highest-scoring Game 7 ever by an NBA player with a 3-pointer to win the series. “We got lucky his toe was on the line and they called it a 2,” Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton said. “But once he hits that shot, we’ve got to forget about it. There’s still ballga...
Tags: New York, Milwaukee, Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Michael Jordan, Nba, Dallas, Philadelphia, Lebron James, Middleton, Nets, San Antonio, Milwaukee Bucks

Last Best Hope by George Packer review – shrewd analysis of America’s ruptures

George Packer finds the US caught in a ‘cold civil war’ between incompatible versions of the country after its ‘near-death experience’ with Donald TrumpGeorge Packer’s incisive, deftly argued book about the moral and political quandary of the United States begins and ends with his declaration: “I am an American.” The statement is self-evident but also self-congratulatory: Americans regard their citizenship as a spiritual credential, a gesture of faith in the country that has always claimed to be...
Tags: Books, Russia, Americas, US, America, Taiwan, Culture, Brooklyn, United States, US politics, Packer, Nancy Reagan, George Packer, Los Angeles Continue, History books, Politics books

Bucks dig deep to outlast Nets in Game 7 overtime thriller, reach Eastern Conference finals

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 40 points to help the Bucks hold off Kevin Durant and the Nets 115-111 in a thrilling Game 7 in Brooklyn.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Bucks outlast Nets in Game 7 overtime thriller to reach Eastern Conference finals

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 40 points to help the Bucks hold off Kevin Durant and the Nets 115-111 in a thrilling Game 7 in Brooklyn.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Day of history, discussion, hope: LA County joins nation to mark first Juneteenth national holiday

Daphne Glass, 70, of Rancho Cucamonga dances during the 31st Annual Pomona Valley Juneteenth Family Jazz and Arts Festival at Ganesha Park on Saturday, June 19, 2021. The event comes after Juneteenth, a day commemorating the emancipation of African American slaves, was officially recognized as a federal holiday. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Community members gathered to celebrate the 31st Annual Pomona Valley Juneteenth Family Jazz and Arts Festival at Ganesha Park on Sa...
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The 7 best fitness trackers we tested in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Fitness trackers do more than log workout data - they provide wearers in-depth analysis of their overall health. Today's trackers offer everything from sleep and recovery tracking to advanced training feedback. Our top pick, the Suunto 7, is a full-featured smartwatch slash fitness tracker that tracks more than 70 activities. Fitness trackers have come a long way since Fitbit introduced it's first clip-on wearable in 2008. Though essentially a glorifie...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Fitness, Fitness Tracker, Trends, Tech, Nike, Walmart, Features, Brooklyn, Buying Guide, Apple Watch, Garmin, Suunto, Nike Run Club, Coros

Bucks-Nets Game 7 predictions: Experts slightly favor Kevin Durant, host Brooklyn over Giannis-led Milwaukee

Our experts weigh in on who they expect to advance into the Eastern Conference finals
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Steve Nash sums up Nets' mood entering Game 7 vs. Bucks with Kyrie Irving out, James Harden hobbled: 'We're still here'

As the Nets enter a make-or-break Game 7 against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, Brooklyn head coach Steve Nash gave an honest outlook.
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Sources: Boston Celtics seek second interviews with Nets' Ime Udoka, Bucks' Darvin Ham and Clippers' Chauncey Billups

The Boston Celtics are seeking follow-up interviews with Brooklyn's Ime Udoka, Milwaukee's Darvin Ham and the Clippers' Chauncey...
Tags: Brooklyn, Boston Celtics, Chauncey Billups, Darvin Ham, Ime Udoka, Ime Udoka Milwaukee

Nets, Bucks Hope to Avoid Early Exit in Game 7 on Saturday

Brooklyn's blockbuster brought in James Harden.
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Data suggests thousands of cases of New York police breaking department guidelines, but consequences are rare

A person stands between NYPD officers and protesters during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Brooklyn in 2020. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images New York City police often face few consequences for violating use-of-force guidelines. An analysis of lawsuits and police oversight data shows the requency of these violations, from stop-and-frisk to chokeholds to strip searches. Ahead of New York's June 22 mayoral primary, crime reduction - rather than police reform - has large...
Tags: New York, New York City, Trends, Brooklyn, New York Times, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Black Lives Matter, Staten Island, Eric Garner, Daniel Pantaleo, Al Pacino, New York Police Department, Times Square, Eric Adams, Garner

Assessing Racial, Ethnic disparities in access to COVID-19 vaccination sites

What The Study Did: Researchers reviewed access to COVID-19 vaccination sites in Brooklyn, the most populated borough in New York, to better understand disparities in vaccination.
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Bucks top Nets to force decisive Game 7 for spot in Eastern Conference finals

They didn't earn style points, but the only thing that mattered to the Bucks was getting the 104-89 win to force Game 7 back in Brooklyn on Saturday.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Nets vs. Bucks score: Live NBA playoff updates as Kevin Durant, Brooklyn try to win series in Game 6

Brooklyn owns a 3-2 lead after Kevin Durant's historic performance in Game 5
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Alexander: With the Clippers, should we expect the unexpected?

No, I don’t think we can anticipate Kawhi Leonard pulling a Willis Reed, limping out of the tunnel and onto the Staples Center court as a capacity crowd roars Friday night. Clippers coach Ty Lue pretty much ruled that out Thursday when, asked to confirm Leonard’s status for Game 6 against the Utah Jazz, said: “He’s out.” Then again, as screwy a week as it’s been in the NBA, who knows what might happen? Planet Basketball has spun madly out of control the last couple of days. Two coaches fired, an...
Tags: Utah, New York, California, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Nba, New Orleans, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Buffalo, Houston, Denver, Staples Center

Netflix Drama Grand Army Canceled After One Season

Netflix has officially canceled the drama series Grand Army after just one season, according to a report from Deadline.   RELATED: Netflix’s Fear Street Trilogy: R.L. Stine Adaptations Receive R-Rating The series, which was loosely based on Katie Cappiello’s 2013 play Slut, revolved around five students at one of the largest public high schools in Brooklyn, New York. The series explored the students as they strived to succeed, survive, wild out, and break free in a chaotic world around them. ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Drama, Netflix, Brooklyn, TV News, Streaming, Brooklyn New York, Grand Army, Katie Cappiello, Joey Del Marco Maliq Johnson, Jayson Jackson Amalia Yoo, Leila Kwan Zimmer Amir Bageria, Siddharth Pakam, Odley Jean, Dominique Pierre RELATED

How the story of three homeless sisters and their coach became Netflix’s ‘Sisters on Track’

The sisters Tai, Rainn and Brooke Sheppard competed at the 2016 AAU Junior Olympics, but they drew headlines for more than their accomplishments on the track. The three achieved their success while living in a homeless shelter in New York. When Corinne van der Borch, who was living near the track where the girls ran, got invited to a fundraiser for the girls and their mother, Tonia Hardy, she was immediately taken with the idea of making a documentary about their story.  “Sisters On Trac...
Tags: New York, Movies, Sport, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Brooklyn, Norway, Bell, Tyler Perry, Jean, Corinne, New York State Department of Labor, Real Housewives of Orange County, Brooke Sheppard

"at your library" in the north island eagle: booklists: hidden gems of fiction

Booklists: Hidden Gems of FictionHere’s a list of 10 so-called literary novels. These are great reads that will move you, make you think, and maybe make you sad when they end. Here are ten novels that could be called hidden gems.Title: White TeethAuthor: Zadie SmithA big mix of characters of many generations, ages, and backgrounds, all living in northwest London. Friendship, love, war, and just about everything else. One of the most talked-about debut novels ever, written when Smith was only 25....
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Man Dies After Jumping in East River to Retrieve Volleyball

Police say a man died after jumping in the East River near Brooklyn’s Domino Park to retrieve a volleyball.
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Whicker: Learn to live with NBA injuries – they’re part of the furniture

If you must speak of GOATs, the 2021 MRI championship team would be the all-timer. Kawhi Leonard joins Anthony Davis, Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley, Chris Paul, Jamal Murray, Kyrie Irving, James Harden, Jaylen Brown, Joel Embiid and DeAndre Hunter on that esteemed squad of casualties, temporary or otherwise, during the playoffs. We can debate the whys all the way past Independence Day, which is four days before the NBA Finals begin, but there is only one thing to do about basketball injuries: St...
Tags: Utah, Boston, Milwaukee, Sports, Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Portland, Davis, Nba, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle, Detroit

The 31 best thriller books to read this summer

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Thriller books are naturally enticing, fast-paced fiction reads with notorious plot twists. The best thrillers offer plenty of suspense and mystery throughout the novel. This list has a wide variety of popular books, including crime and psychological thrillers. Known for their shocking twists and turns, thrillers have taken the book industry by storm over the last several y...
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64 gifts under $25 that anyone will love - from a cold brew coffee maker to a silk pillowcase

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. West Elm You can get a great gift and still stick to your budget. We rounded up 60+ gifts under $25, from a mini waffle iron to a set of travel-friendly lipsticks. For more inspiration, check out all Insider Reviews gift guides. The elements of a good present - being thoughtful, useful, or novel - aren't restricted to a big budget. But the best gifts under $25 are usually hidden in a minefield of...
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Nets vs. Bucks score: Kevin Durant posts historic 49-point triple-double, Brooklyn rallies for 3-2 series lead

The Nets can close out the Bucks in Game 6 in Milwaukee
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Clippers stars Kawhi Leonard, Paul George earn All-NBA recognition

So far this season, it’s been All Good for the Clippers’ superstar duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. They both got All-Star nods and, on Tuesday, they both were among the 15 NBA players to earn recognition as members of the All-NBA first, second or third teams. No other team had two players honored. Leonard was named to the first team – the fifth time in his career he’s received an All-NBA distinction and the third time he’s been selected to the first team. George got a third-team nod, which...
Tags: Utah, New York, Milwaukee, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Portland, Nba, Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia, Denver, Steph Curry, Lakers, Stephen Curry

Lakers’ LeBron James earns second-team All-NBA nod, his 17th straight

While it was a challenging season for LeBron James and the Lakers, one of his most impressive individual streaks remains intact. James was voted to the All-NBA second team for the 2020-21 season it was revealed on Tuesday, after he averaged 25 points, 7.7 rebounds, 7.8 assists and 1.1 steals in 45 games. It was the 17th straight time James has been named to an All-NBA team, which is the longest consecutive stretch of any player in league history. It also is the most times any player has been sel...
Tags: Utah, New York, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Portland, Nba, Philadelphia, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Denver, James, Lakers, Phoenix, Paul George

LIL: Ask the Experts: Green architecture approaches we should be using in our own homes?

Bobby Johnston and Ruth Mandl of Co Adaptive Architecture. Matthew Williams photo. 2020-08-29 Remodelista. Bed Sty Kitchen3792 Bobby Johnston and Ruth Mandl of Co Adaptive Architecture. 2020-08-29 Remodelista. Bed Sty Kitchen4548 Expert Advice: Green architecture approaches we should be using in our own homes? Who are they? Ruth Mandl and Bobby Johnstone of CO-Adaptive Architecture in Brooklyn specialize in environmentally responsible, future-resilient retrofits. The architects converted their...
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Brooklyn Nets' James Harden (hamstring) now questionable for Game 5 against Milwaukee Bucks

Brooklyn's James Harden is questionable for Game 5 against the Bucks, with sources telling ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that Harden is...
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NY Holocaust Survivors Celebrated at Concert After Isolation

Dozens of Holocaust survivors attended a live concert at a Jewish Orthodox school in Brooklyn in the first large gathering for New York-area survivors after months of being isolated during the coronavirus pandemic.
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