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Balancing Act: Cutting your own hair? This couple will help kids with cancer for every one of your good, bad and ugly at-home hairdos

Scott Kramer was a haircut-every-two-weeks guy. But with Illinois under stay-at-home orders and barbershops closed and his hair growing unrulier by the day, Kramer had to take matters into his own hands with a clipper set ordered from Amazon. “I told Pammy I’m either going for Tom Hanks in ‘Cast Away,’ or I’m going for […]

Sport

Former Orlando Magic lottery pick Fran Vazquez retires

Just two lottery picks never played in the NBA: Len Bias tragically died of a cocaine overdose two days after the Celtics picked him No. 2 in the 1986 NBA draft. Fran Vazquez, the No. 11 pick by the Magic in 2005, never signed with Orlando. He just stayed in Europe year after year, gradually […]

Lifestyle

Guidelines issued for managing eosinophilic esophagitis

Recommendations are presented for the management of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) in clinical practice guidelines published in the May issue of Gastroenterology. Ikuo Hirano, M.D., from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, and colleagues developed recommendations for clinical management of EoE for pediatric and adult allergists and gastroenterologists; the recommendations are applicable to short-term […]

Business

UK watchdog clears Shell’s ‘drive carbon neutral’ ad on petrol pumps

Britain’s advertising watchdog has ruled Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDSa.L) ad campaign on petrol pumps promising customers they can “drive carbon neutral” is acceptable, following complaints. The Anglo-Dutch oil major said in October it would become the first petrol retailer in Britain to offset the carbon dioxide emissions from customers’ fuel purchases at its service stations […]

Technology

CD Projekt Red teases ‘Night City Wire’ reveal event for Cyberpunk 2077

After a lengthy delay and months of silence, the gears of Cyberpunk 2077’s marketing machine are finally starting to turn once more. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen several pieces of special edition Cyberpunk merchandise hit the market — including branded hard drives — and now, developer CD Projekt Red has unveiled a mystery […]

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Principal surprises 220 graduates with a celebratory visit to their home

A principal in North Carolina made sure that, even in this time of social distancing and stay-at-home orders, each one of his seniors got the recognition they deserved, with a sign and a little love from the school and community as a whole. Tabari Wallace, the principal at West Craven High School in Vanceboro, North […]

Sport

Jazz executive says Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell ‘ready to put this behind them’

Donovan Mitchell was pissed at Rudy Gobert. He had good reason to be, it’s not just that Gobert had contracted the coronavirus, it’s that he was cavalier and joking about things before the diagnosis (sources say there was much more than just touching reporters’ microphones). The tension between the two may have existed before the […]

Lifestyle

PCSK9 inhibitor with statin does not cause loss in memory, mental skills in high-risk patients

Heart disease patients taking evolocumab in addition to a statin to achieve extremely low levels of cholesterol do not show increased incidence of neurocognitive impairments, including memory loss or reduction in executive functions (mental skills), while at the same time have a decrease in recurrent cardiovascular events such as stroke and heart attack, according to […]

Business

U.S. airlines burn through $10 billion a month as traffic plummets

U.S. airlines are collectively burning more than $10 billion in cash a month and averaging fewer than two dozen passengers per domestic flight because of the coronavirus pandemic, industry trade group Airlines for America said in prepared testimony. Even after grounding more than 3,000 aircraft, or nearly 50% of the active U.S. fleet, the group […]

Technology

Uber may lead $170M investment in scooter startup Lime

Uber may be eyeing Lime to bolster its micro-mobility ambitions. By leading an emergency funding round into the scooter company, Uber’s strategy would be to lower Lime’s valuation before taking over. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told investors in March it was well positioned to weather the storm created by lockdown and social distancing orders. Last […]