Hey there, my wonderful American Centrist friends! I hope this morning finds you all feeling as fabulous as you look. If you’re feeling a little bit drained from the week, don’t worry – we’ll get through this together.
Joke of the Day: How does a bee brush its hair?
It uses a honeycomb.
Keeping up with America
Tunnel found near Brooklyn synagogue is miles from Jeffrey Epstein’s home: A Jan. 14 Instagram post includes a map of New York’s Upper East Side and claims it shows a connection between a tunnel found adjacent to a synagogue and Jeffrey Epstein, the late disgraced financier accused sex trafficker.
More than 50 dead, 100 million under winter weather alerts as Arctic cold blankets the nation: Temperatures Friday night and early Saturday in traditional hot spots such as Shreveport, Louisiana; Jackson, Mississippi; Birmingham, Alabama; and Atlanta are set to dip into the low 20s or teens.
2023 was slowest year for US home sales in nearly 30 years as high mortgage rates frustrated buyers: Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes sank in 2023 to a nearly 30-year low, as sharply higher mortgage rates, rising prices and a persistently low level of homes on the market combined to push homeownership out of reach for many Americans.
Meta documents show 100,000 children sexually harassed daily on its platforms: Employees fretted over company’s ‘negligible’ response to child grooming, according to internal documents made public in lawsuit.
Atlas Air Boeing 747 cargo plane experiences engine failure, FAA investigating: A “softball size hole” was found above one of the engines, the FAA said.
Around the World
Japan lands on Moon but glitch threatens mission: A Japanese robot has successfully touched down on the Moon but problems with its solar power system mean the mission may live for just a few hours.
North Korea says it tested a nuclear-capable underwater drone in response to rivals’ naval drills: North Korea said Friday it has tested a nuclear-capable underwater attack drone in response to a combined naval exercise by South Korea, the United States and Japan this week, as it continues to blame its rivals for raising tensions in the region.
Lets Talk Business and Tech
When Might AI Outsmart Us? It Depends Who You Ask: Predicting when artificial intelligence could outsmart humans is a complicated task, and experts disagree on the answer.
7 Indicators of a Business Owner With High Odds of Long-Term Success
These Are The 10 Highest-Paying Tech Jobs In The U.S.
Richer, Wiser, Happier
7 Budget-friendly ideas to decorate your small balcony: It’s time for your small balcony to shine like a pearl.
Why Gen Z, millennials feel what their parents had is ‘impossible now’ | Bailey Schulz and Kathleen Wong, USA TODAY. For many young Americans, achieving the financial stability of their parents’ generation feels impossible. The price of starter homes has skyrocketed. So has the cost of college loans and child care. Meanwhile, older generations are living and working longer, limiting younger workers’ chances to advance their careers and boost their salaries.
Luxury Living on a Budget: 6 Tips for the Upper Middle Class
Sports and Showbiz Shenanigans
‘Your Monster’ Review: Melissa Barrera Meets the Creature of Her Dreams in a Droll Musical-Horror-Rom-Com | Sofia Vergara, Netflix sued by Griselda Blanco’s family over new series
Life Hacks to Hack Your Life
Where Does the Word ‘Née’ Come From?
Top 10 Book Recommendations
7 new movies and shows to watch this weekend on Netflix, Hulu and more
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