TMZ: ‘There’s a considerable amount of acrimony’ between Bill & Melinda Gates

No sooner did I glowingly speak of Bill and Melinda Gates’ seemingly peaceful divorce did TMZ drop an extremely strange story about the lead-up to this week’s divorce announcement. Apparently, Bill and Melinda have known that they would divorce for some time now, and their lawyers have been working through all of the issues for […]

The GOP Arizona recount is sloppy and inconsistent, critics say, with workers chasing proof of wild conspiracy theories

Summary List Placement Workers are conducting the recount of presidential election votes in Arizona’s Maricopa County using sloppy and inconsistent methods, say observers and critics of the process. Some participants appear to be searching for evidence on the basis of conspiracy theories, according to reports from the counting site. Observers from the office of Arizona […]

NYT: people are showering less due to the pandemic: gross or understandable?

The New York Times has a new article about personal bathing habits that I saw because it was trending on Twitter. They say that people are showering less during the pandemic due to not going out as much. While I understand that your body and hair adjust to less bathing and that showering every day […]

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex wrote an open letter to vaccine company CEOs

For Archie Mountbatten-Windsor’s second birthday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex unveiled some of their work around the Covid-19 vaccines. They were already co-chairs for the Vax Live event, the platform of which included the request that Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer provide millions of vaccines at little to no cost to developing nations. […]

Elon Musk said SpaceX wants to blast its Starship rocket into the sky again soon, after the last prototype landed without exploding

Summary List Placement Elon Musk on Friday said his aerospace company SpaceX may attempt another blast off of its fifth Starship rocket soon, following its successful landing on Wednesday. Starship serial No. 15, or SN15, lifted off from SpaceX’s launch facilities in Boca Chica, Texas, and flew to high altitude, before plunging back down to […]

Etiquette experts on how to ask friends and family if they’re vaccinated

I don’t know who needs to hear this but it is absolutely ok to ask people about their COVID vaccination status. At least that is what the the etiquette experts are telling us. According to experts quoted by Yahoo!, it is absolutely good form to ask those that you plan to hang out with if […]

Greylock and Baillie Gifford explain why they’re betting on Nuro, the white-hot $5 billion self-driving startup

Summary List Placement With a growing war chest and an enviable collection of blue-chip partners, Nuro is one of the hottest startups in the autonomous-vehicle industry.  Founded by two early members of Google’s autonomous-vehicle project (which has since spun out as Waymo), the startup is developing self-driving delivery vehicles. Nuro aims to one day eliminate […]

Andy Murray: ‘I just want everyone, so men and women, to be treated the same’

Andy Murray has an excellent interview in the current issue of ES Magazine. Murray has slowly been making a comeback following a couple of years of persistent hip injury (2017-2018) and a couple of years of learning how to play with a metal hip (2019-current). The pandemic threw him for a loop as well, but […]

Courteney Cox on the Friends reunion: ‘it was so unbelievable, so emotional’

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Courteney Cox (@courteneycoxofficial) Courteney Cox called into the Ellen DeGeneres Show from London on Thursday and spoke about the upcoming Friends reunion. We learned last month that the long anticipated and much postponed reunion show had filmed finally, but little else has come out. Matthew Perry […]

[FREE SLIDE DECK] Accelerator Snapshot: Wells Fargo

Summary List Placement A number of major banks have launched fintech accelerator programs in recent years, likely in response to the need to introduce new digital financial services. In accelerator programs, banks provide startups with access to mentorship, development resources, and sometimes funding opportunities. In return, banks can leverage the innovative solutions that fintech startups […]

Channing Tatum says he got ‘pretty fat’ gaining 10 pounds early in lockdown

Embed from Getty Images Celebrities are just like us. At least that is what they want us to believe. Several celebrities have come out to admit that they too gained the COVID twenty over the last year and that they had to work hard to get back into shape. Will Smith is even doing a […]

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says she’ll resign next year when it’s ‘time for somebody else to have this job’

Summary List Placement White House press secretary Jen Psaki said she plans to leave the role next year to spend more time with her family. “I think it’s going to be time for somebody else to have this job in a year from now or about a year from now,” Psaki said in an interview […]

Mike Lindell is holding a rally in South Dakota to promote his voter-fraud website Frank

Summary List Placement MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is holding an in-person rally in South Dakota on Monday to promote “Frank,” the website he billed as a social-media site but is so far a one-way platform where Lindell circulates baseless allegations of voter fraud. The event, titled “Frank Rally,” will take place at the Corn Palace […]