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Joke of the Day: What do you call a pig that practices karate?
A pork chop.
Keeping up with America
IRS collected $360M more from rich tax cheats as its funding is threatened yet again: The IRS says it has collected an additional $360 million in overdue taxes from delinquent millionaires.
Quaker Oats recalls two dozen more products due to salmonella risk: The company has recalled more than 60 types of cereal, granola bars and snacks since December. The latest on the list includes several Cap’n Crunch products.
No, Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin are not listed in Epstein documents: A Jan. 4 Facebook post (direct link, archive link) shows a photo of comedian Kathy Griffin alongside another of CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.
Michigan man wrongfully jailed for 35 years wins $1.75m payout: Louis Wright freed in November after DNA ruled him out as perpetrator of child sexual assault in Michigan in 1988
A Navy officer who had been jailed in Japan over a car crash that killed two Japanese citizens was released from U.S. custody on Friday, one month after he was returned to the United States and placed in a federal prison, his family said.
Around the World
Amazon rainforest – Deforestation rate halved in 2023: The rate of deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon fell by nearly 50% in 2023 compared to the previous year, space agency data suggests.
Accused of committing genocide against Palestinians, Israel insisted at the United Nations’ highest court Friday that its war in Gaza was a legitimate defense of its people and that it was Hamas militants who were guilty of genocide.
Lets Talk Business and Tech
Assistive technology is AI’s next billion-person market AI is fueling a new generation of technologies to help people who live with disabilities: Why it matters.
Speaker Johnson meets with OpenAI CEO, says Congress ‘needs to play’ role in artificial intelligence
How To Harness Human Virtual Assistants For Business Success In 2024: By strategically positioning and training HVAs in various capacities, you can harness their full potential to help your business stay.
Richer, Wiser, Happier
I Asked Financial Experts For Their Best Tips For Eating On A Budget Without Cooking All The Time — Here’s What They Said: There are tons of reasons why cooking at home is a great idea, and I can recite them all.
In Retirement, Put Your Eggs in These Three Baskets | Pete Belcastro, Kiplinger. Let’s say that your retirement is now around the corner. You’ve heard theories on what you should do in retirement. You have saved and saved and now … You have to make a change and start spending. This is a mindset shift that may be helpful for those who are uncertain about the future. As you focus on retirement, think about retiring to something, not retiring from something.
Why Gen Z loves ‘loud budgeting’ — the financial trend you’d expect from a generation of oversharers: “Loud budgeting” is the in-your-face financial trend perfect for Gen Z, a generation known for oversharing.
Sports and Showbiz Shenanigans
Robert Downey Jr. says his ‘Iron Man’ work was overlooked because of the movies’ genre | Jonathan Majors Officially Dropped From Dennis Rodman Movie, Lionsgate Relinquishes Film Rights
Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Paul Thomas Anderson Extend TCM Collaboration | Margaritaville license plates, Jimmy Buffett highway proposed to honor late Florida singer
Life Hacks to Hack Your Life
25 cooking hacks you won’t believe you didn’t already know
Digital Detox: Tips for Resetting Your Relationship With Tech
7 Fun Ways to Use the Internet Archive
How Do You Write a Book?
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