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I gave away our stuff: the minimalists doing more with less

Growing numbers of people, partly inspired by Marie Kondo, are ditching consumerism for a simpler life Its time to declutter. Fuelled in part by Marie Kondos call to eschew anything that does not spark joy, a growing number of people are questioning whether they are better off with less in life from old jackets stuck under the stairs to unnecessary shopping trips and gadgets that clog up the home, or even a property that is larger than they need. This new push towards minimalism, whereby people live with less, can…

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McDonald’s Is Finally Testing A Plant-Based Burger That Sounds So Tasty

McDonald’s McDonald’s Is Testing A Beyond Meat Burger In Canada That Sounds So Tasty By Cianna Garrison Sept 26, 2019 Things are getting serious. Really, I never thought I would see the day that all of these meat-free, plant-based products would be sort of, well, mainstream. It’s becoming more widespread now, and even people I know who eat meat sometimes try plant-based products just to cut back a little. Come 2019, and McDonald’s is testing a Beyond Meat Burger in Canada. In my wildest dreams, I never would have guessed…

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GOP Leadership Memo Suggests Senate Cannot Block Trial If House Votes To Impeach Trump

impeachment against President could simply refuse to hold a trial. Senate Majority Leader It is the job of the House to consider articles of impeachment against a president. If approved, it is then the “sole power” of the Senate, according to the Constitution, to hold an impeachment trial that could result in removing a president from office. The Senate held an impeachment trial against Bill Clinton in 1999, and acquitted him. launched a formal impeachment inquiry on Tuesday following a whistleblower complaint concerning a July phone call in which Trump repeatedly…

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Gaffe Parade or Not, Rank-and-File Democrats Will Keep Ridin With Biden

If Wednesday nights climate change town hall is any indication, Joe Biden could use some Windex for his glass jaw. But his supporters are perfectly willing to sweep up the pieces and write off his not-so-infrequent missteps. The former vice president has been a candidate for the highest office in the landofficially or unofficiallyfor all of my adult life. His affable, self-deprecating style is an attractive lure for voters who see him as the kind of candidate theyd most like to have over for Sunday dinner. Biden is equally at…

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Why Trump Is Ramping Up His War With California Over Pollution

President Donald Trump spent his week skulking around a United Nations climate summit, teasing a teenage activist with Asperger’s syndrome, and preparing for an impeachment inquiry. His top environmental regulator, meanwhile, used the week to threaten California. The head of the Environmental Protection Agency publicly chastised the state’s governor over the “piles of human feces” befouling the streets and sidewalks of the state’s cultural capitals and suggested what The Washington Post called to cut off federal aid. What’s changed, experts say, is the political context of the administration’s saber-rattling. ,…

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Former Trump Adviser: Giuliani’s Ukraine-DNC Conspiracy Theory Has ‘No Validity’

Bossert, who joined ABC News as an on-air analyst after resigning from the administration in April 2018, said Sunday that he’s “deeply frustrated” that Giuliani continues to peddle the unsubstantiated theory. “I am deeply frustrated with what [Giuliani] is doing in repeating that debunked theory to the president,” he continued. The conspiracy theory was drawn into the national spotlight last week after the White House released a summary of Trump’s July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Giuliani has claimed that “It has no validity,” Bossert said of the…

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Cory Booker may quit 2020 race by Tuesday despite ‘avalanche of support’

Democratic candidate says surge raised $1.5m of self-imposed fundraising goal of $1.7m by end of the month According to his own deadline, New Jersey senator Cory Booker has less than two days to save his presidential campaign. On Sunday he said an avalanche of support had brought him close to a self-imposed fundraising goal, but admitted he could be out of the race by Tuesday. Some minor candidates have dropped out but the field is still unwieldy. On Friday the Democratic National Committee announced last week that if he did…

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For YouTubers, Sharing Their Surgery Is as Real as It Gets

From Facetune facelifts to Kylie-esque lip fillers and facial surgeries that February of this year when he had his botched lip injections corrected. Each video reached more than five million viewers. Stars original lip injections had, against his wishes, included permanent silicone fillers, a substance that made the underside of his top lips noticeably lumpy. Its something I have to airbrush in photos when Im at different angles, and its something that has haunted me for a long time, Star said in the video, framing his openness about the procedure…

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