Day: June 17, 2020

Old-School Money Advice You Shouldn’t Follow Anymore

If you don’t know much about money, you don’t have to look far for advice. You can always learn from personal finance articles, books and videos or from money-savvy friends and family.

Although there’s no short supply of guidance, money rules can shift over time. For that matter, some old-school advice should be taken with a grain of salt. Here’s what the experts said is some of the worst money advice.

Most people need a mortgage to purchase a home. However, financing a house entails paying thousands of dollars in interest. To reduce interest charges, some borrowers come up with a plan to pay off their mortgages early by making extra payments.

This advice isn’t bad in itself, but according to Paul Moyer, the founder of, this advice doesn’t make the same financial sense in our current low-interest environment as it did when mortgage rates were higher, like 6% … Read More

Run-DMC Legend Inspires NYC Teens On Virtual Field Trip For 1,000

NEW YORK CITY, NY — Young people from more than 150 schools who have been isolated during the coronavirus pandemic — forced to embrace distance learning and see dreams for proms, senior days and other long-time traditions derailed —were able to come together last week during a virtual field trip for more than 1,000 New York City students.

The presentation, “Let’s Talk About It,” was hosted by the United Federation of Teachers and Road Recovery, a not-for-profit organization founded by Gene Bowen and Jack Bookbinder. Road Recovery focuses on helping young people “battle addiction and other adversities by harnessing the influence of entertainment industry professionals who have confronted similar crises and now wish to share their experience, knowledge, and resources,” according to the group’s mission statement.

The virtual field trip featured Daryl McDaniels of the groundbreaking hip hop group Run-DMC, who spoke passionately about his experience with alcoholism, fame, recovery

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Biden calls on Trump to ‘wake up’ to havoc caused by virus

DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Joe Biden unleashed a stinging critique Wednesday of President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus, calling on Trump to “wake up” to the havoc caused by the pandemic and do more to prevent further harm.

“Donald Trump wants to style himself as a wartime president,” the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said at a recreation center in the Philadelphia suburbs. “Unlike any other wartime leader, he takes no responsibility, he exercises no leadership, now he has just flat surrendered the fight.”

Biden has steadily stepped up his attacks on Trump’s leadership in recent weeks. But his remarks Wednesday were especially sharp, trying to counter the populism Trump hopes to ride to reelection with stern warnings about how dangerous such an approach would be.

At times pounding his podium for emphasis, Biden said the Republican president wants to declare the pandemic over even as the outbreak continues to

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Yohan, K-Pop Singer and TST Member, Dead at 28

Yohan, member of the TST K-pop group, has died. He was 28. KJ Entertainment, the band’s record label, confirmed that the singer — whose real name was Kim Jeong-hwan — died on Monday, according to multiple reports. No cause of death was given at this time.

“We are sad to relay the most unfortunate, sorrowful news,” the label said in a statement given to The Guardian. “On June 16, TST member Yohan left this world. The late Yohan’s family is currently in deep mourning.”

Yohan’s wake will be held at Severance Hospital in Sinchon, per multiple reports. He last posted on Instagram on May 31, writing, “I want to go to travel.”

Yohan began his K-pop career in 2013 as a member of NOM, also known as No Other Man. In 2017, he joined the six-piece group, TST.

The artist is tragically one of several K-pop stars fans have

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Coronavirus’ return to Beijing disrupts life and rattles nerves

Beijing — The new outbreak of coronavirus in the Chinese capital prompted authorities to raise their official emergency response back to Level II on Tuesday night, as they race to stem what one called an “extremely severe” situation. The adjustment to Beijing’s response level came just 10 days after it was downgraded to Level III.

Beijing has bolstered measures to stop the virus spreading as the cluster of new infections, centered on the Xinfadi wholesale food market, grew by another 31 cases over the course of Tuesday. China’s government has now officially tallied 137 cases in the capital city since the first patient in this new wave of infections was diagnosed last week.

Now flights are being cancelled, schools have been told to shut back down, and entire communities near the market, or with known COVID-19 cases, have been closed off and their residents barred from leaving. So far 29

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Opposition accuses Trudeau of leading like ‘rule of a king’, PM invests $500M in AI virus research

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June 17

12:00 p.m.: Federal economic snapshot to come on July 8

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the federal government

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Father’s Day Offers Hopes to Beleaguered Retailers

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Fingers crossed: the coronavirus may actually provide a boost to Father’s Day sales this year — at least that’s the hope of some major men’s wear retailers.

With COVID-19 fatigue in full force and stores reopening nationwide, merchants are seeing some major upticks in their men’s wear sales — in person, curbside and online — as shoppers seek gifts for their dads. But don’t expect a lot of ties and dress shirts to be wrapped up on Sunday. With many people still working from home for the foreseeable future, it’s not surprising that activewear is among the most purchased gifts this year. Other popular choices include tech gadgets, golf shirts and hats, and comfortable basics.

This bump in men’s sales is also providing a flicker of hope to retailers about what they can expect for the remainder of the year. Although the situation

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Traveling this summer? These 12 things will keep you safe and comfortable

12 things you need for safe travel during the coronavirus pandemic
12 things you need for safe travel during the coronavirus pandemic

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As states lift their stay-at-home orders after months of quarantine, more and more people are beginning to venture out. But they aren’t just heading to the grocery store or the gym—some people are starting to travel again, as well.

Whether it be for business or pleasure, traveling during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic isn’t the same as it was before all of this began. Not only are airports, airlines, and other public transportation companies instituting new rules and cleaning procedures, but travelers themselves must also be prepared with the right essentials to stay safe and prevent any further spread of the virus. 

If you have plans to travel in the near future, we’ve rounded up 12 things to help you stay

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how Big Brother’s arch-villain poisoned reality TV

'Nasty' Nick Bateman in series one of Big Brother - E4
‘Nasty’ Nick Bateman in series one of Big Brother – E4

Last Sunday, E4 kicked off its 20th-anniversary celebrations for the reality series Big Brother with Big Brother: Best Shows Ever. It began with a classic from the inaugural run: the eventual winner, Craig Phillips, confronting the original BB villain, “Nasty” Nick Bateman. Twenty years later, the showdown has lost none of its skin-crawling, adrenaline-juicing power.

On day 35, the housemates – down from 10 to seven – gathered around the kitchen table and sprung Bateman with a surprise interrogation. His crime? Trying to manipulate the nominations for exiting the house.

“Sorry I have to say it, Nick, but [I’m] very disappointed,” Phillips said, thus beginning the most superb telling-off in the history of British TV. 

Phillips accused Nick of “plotting a very dirty plan”, and finished his cross-examination with a dramatic line of questioning: “Please explain to me –

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Discover the Outrageous Fake Adam Sandler Movie Taking the Internet by Storm

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The internet is often a hellscape, but every so often a gift comes along like “Jacked Up.” Reddit user LundgrensFrontKick is going viral this week on the popular news aggregation website after introducing the internet to a fake Adam Sandler movie that is as outrageously and shockingly stupid as many of the comedian’s Netflix originals (see “Murder Mystery” and “The Do Over”). The film, titled “Jacked Up,” has a plot ripped from Sandler’s 12 lowest rated movies on Rotten Tomatoes, from the 0% Western parody “The Ridiculous Six” to the 3% comedy “Jack and Jill,” and has gained such traction online that fan posters are even being created for it.

“Jacked Up” stars Sandler as a personal trainer and shoe salesman named Jack Goodheart. Sandler also stars in drag as Jack’s wife, Janet. It wouldn’t be a Sandler movie without a trip to

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