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Why the Internet Thinks Tropical Storm Karen Is Hilarious

A shock of hair, festooned with chunky highlights, is currently barreling toward Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The style is odd, and dated: shorter in the back than the front, with long, side-swept bangs framing its swirling storm winds of a face. It looks

Terrence Howard receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Sept. 24 (UPI) — Actor Terrence Howard received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce unveiled the 2,674th star at 6200 Hollywood Blvd. in front of El Centro. Howard stars as Lucious Lyon on the Fox drama

‘Snowman’ Is the New ‘Hangman’

Photo: Shutterstock Back in the day, when we found ourselves in a situation in which we had to pass some time—which was often, because no cell phones—we practiced our spelling skills by hanging stick figures. On one hand, we all played Hangman, we probably didn’t

PG&E shuts off powers to 24,000 customers due to wildfire risk

Sept. 24 (UPI) — California utility Pacific Gas and Electric shut off power to about 24,000 customers in three counties due to weather conditions including strong winds and high risk of wildfires. PG&E conducted a public safety power shutoff for 10,245 customers in Butte County,

Does Bottled Water Really Expire?

Photo: Shutterstock Water can’t exactly go bad, if what you have is truly just water and it’s in a sealed bottle. There aren’t any nutrients for bacteria to eat, so it’s not like you can get food poisoning. So why does bottled water have a

How to Find Cheap Furniture for Sale on Facebook

Photo: Shutterstock If you’re trying to furnish your home for little-to-no money, you quickly learn (maybe while using a plastic storage bin as a coffee table) that it can be a hassle. But you don’t always have money to throw at the problem to quickly

Winning Powerball ticket nearly lost in move

Sept. 24 (UPI) — An occasional lottery player in Maryland said her $50,000 winning Powerball ticket almost ended up lost in a move, but was rescued by her mother. The 33-year-old Laurel woman told Maryland Lottery officials she only buys tickets once or twice a

When Following a Recipe, Rely on Descriptions Instead of Times

Photo: Shutterstock When you’re following a recipe, you’ll probably notice that it provides two pieces of guiding information: how long you should cook an ingredient, and what that ingredient should look like before moving on to the next step (or plating). For the best-tasting food,

A Group of Google Contractors Has Voted to Unionize

About 80 Google contractors in Pittsburgh voted to unionize with United Steelworkers on Tuesday, in a historic move for white-collar workers at the search giant. The tech workers, who are employed by Google contractor HCL Technologies, are only a few of the many contractors that

Update to iOS 13.1 Now

iOS 13’s launch was, frankly, a bit of a mess—so much so that we, and plenty of others, even recommended iOS users wait a bit before upgrading. Thankfully, you don’t have to hold out any longer: Apple began rolling out the iOS 13.1 patch, meaning

Negotiations with North Korea remain open, South’s leader says

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (UPI) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday negotiations with North Korea remain a viable option despite Pyongyang’s recent tests of weapons systems and lack of response to calls for cooperation. Moon, who last year said North Korean leader Kim

Grateful Dead songwriter, Robert Hunter, dead at 78

Sept. 24 (UPI) — Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter died Monday night, Rolling Stone first reported. He was 78. The family of Hunter provided a statement to the New York Times, The Wrap and Rolling Stone. “He died peacefully at home in his bed, surrounded

Add Pureed Pickles to Your Coleslaw

Photo: Claire Lower Grilling season may be coming to a close, but a good coleslaw knows no season. If you’ve saturated your palate with the usual, slightly sweet slaw dressing this summer, try mixing things up with the some salty and sour pickles. Stop Making

EPA threatens California highway funding over backlog

Sept. 24 (UPI) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency threatened Tuesday to cut California’s federal highway funding over a backlog of plans to meet air quality standards. The threat came in a letter EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler wrote Tuesday to the California Air Resource Board

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