How Adriene Mishler Became Yoga’s Guy Whisperer

Fans of Adriene Mishler know her as many things — the dog mom of Benji the Blue Heeler, a proud Texan, and perhaps most importantly, the first smiling face that pops up on YouTube when you search for “yoga.” The 35-year-old host of “Yoga with Adriene” is a woman of many mats, but the one thing she doesn’t get enough credit for is bringing yoga to dudes who never would have gotten into it otherwise. As she’s amassed more than 7 million YouTube subscribers since her 2012 launch, ...
Submitted by nocash at 2020-07-30 14:46pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

The Radicalization of Seth Rogen

More and more, I believe I see two distinct paths through the jungle of American celebrity. You can be a privately awful person eventually exposed for your behavior, or you can risk a decent reputation by stepping into the breach and using your platform to say something unpopular.

Ten years ago, you would not have expected actor and comedian Seth Rogen — of the bro-ish hit comedies The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Superbad and Pineapple Express — to become one of the latter. (His ...
Submitted by nocash at 2020-07-30 14:44pm to the Movies forum.

Trump floats delaying election despite lack of authority to do so

(CNN)President Donald Trump explicitly floated delaying November's presidential election on Thursday, lending extraordinary voice to persistent concerns that he would seek to circumvent voting in a contest where he currently trails his opponent by double digits.
Submitted by Lef at 2020-07-30 13:28pm to the Politics forum.

Caught Lying About Baseball Invite, President Calls Twitter Criticism “Illegal” and Endorses Demon-Sperm Doctor

Trump Vincibility Watch is a subjective and speculative estimate of the likelihood that Donald Trump actually loses the 2020 election or, in other words, that he suffers the consequences of his actions for the first time in his life rather than wriggling out of yet another jam (see: the Mueller investigation, the Ukraine scandal, the 2016 popular vote, his six bankruptcies, and everything else).

The week in news about Donald Trump has been a wild ride, even by Donald Trump standards:

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Submitted by Double The Fist at 2020-07-30 10:49am to the Politics forum.

Kentucky town hires social workers instead of more officers - and the results are [not] surprising

Faced with a tight budget and rising demands on its 17 officer police department, the City of Alexandria in Campbell County tried something different. Instead of hiring an additional officer and taking on the added expenses of equipping that officer, the police chief at the time hired a social worker to respond in tandem with officers.

The goal was to provide expertise and immediately connect people in crisis to needed services.

“I’m more the second responder, so the officer responds ...
Submitted by thirteen3seven at 2020-07-30 1:38am to the The World forum.

Turning Point USA co-founder dies of coronavirus-related complications

The co-founder of conservative student group Turning Point USA, Bill Montgomery, has died from complications of the coronavirus, according to two friends of his.

Montgomery, who started it in 2012 with young conservative star Charlie Kirk, died at the age of 80 on Tuesday from Covid-19, according to pro-Trump conservative strategist Caleb Hull, who posted about the death on Twitter and his personal Facebook page, and Chicago-based citizen journalist Vic Maggio.

Submitted by Forensic at 2020-07-29 23:41pm to the Politics forum.

High Point University student accused of planning campus shooting pleads guilty in plea agreement

The judge gave Steber a suspended minimum sentence of 5 months up to a maximum of 15 months, a 72-day split sentence with credit for time served, followed by 24 months of supervised probation.

Throughout his probation, he also is not allowed to go on High Point University property or contact HPU staff or students.

During the first year of his probation, he is required to perform 100 hours of community service.

Submitted by Forensic at 2020-07-29 17:05pm to the Crime forum.

The Section 230 Fight Ended Six Months Ago

Lawmakers demanding an end to the liability shield for Big Tech should have thought about that when they enshrined it in the new version of NAFTA.

Submitted by Forensic at 2020-07-29 16:52pm to the Off Topic News forum.

'Metal Gear Solid V' Players Achieve the Impossible: Nuclear Disarmament

On July 27, Metal Gear Solid V’s PlayStation 3 community deactivated its final nuclear weapon, briefly achieving nuclear zero and triggering a secret cutscene for the game. It took five years of coordinated effort, but the PlayStation 3 Metal Gear players briefly achieved what Steam and the other consoles couldn’t: a world without nuclear weapons. Moments after achieving nuclear zero around thirty new nukes rushed to fill the vacuum of power.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen The ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2020-07-29 16:33pm to the Video Games forum.

Texas attorney general says local health authorities cannot “indiscriminately” shut down schools

Local health officials do not have the authority to shut down all schools in their vicinity while COVID-19 cases rise, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in nonbinding guidance Tuesday that contradicts what the Texas Education Agency has told school officials.

Shortly after Paxton's announcement, the Texas Education Agency updated its guidance to say it will not fund school districts that keep classrooms closed because of a local health mandate, citing the attorney general's letter. ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2020-07-29 16:22pm to the Education forum.

Gohmert tests positive for COVID-19: report

Gohmert attended Tuesday's blockbuster House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General Bill Barr in person, where lawmakers were seated at some distance from one another.
Submitted by Ex Libris at 2020-07-29 14:55pm to the Politics forum.

Unsolved Mysteries: Conglomerate Records

In early 2014, a Pittsburgh musician named Ben Opie wandered into one of the most intriguing experimental music mysteries in memory.

He was shopping at a local record store, Jerry’s Records, in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Browsing the experimental music racks, Opie discovered an unfamiliar record with a hand-assembled cover
Submitted by nocash at 2020-07-29 14:41pm to the Arts forum.

Video shows NYPD throwing teen protester into unmarked van

The footage, uploaded by journalist Michelle Lhooq and viewed more than 8 million times, shows several officers wearing T-shirts and shorts swarming a woman whom the Washington Post identified as 18-year-old Nikki Stone. The cops drag Stone into an unmarked minivan as one of them screams and lashes out against the crowd of protesters who gather in the intersection on foot and on bicycle.
Submitted by nocash at 2020-07-29 13:56pm to the Crime forum.

Man charged in Hartford homicide used samurai sword to decapitate his landlord

The man charged with using a samurai sword to decapitate his landlord inside an Asylum Avenue home this weekend refused to talk to police about the crime, claiming he is a sovereign citizen.

At his arraignment Tuesday in Superior Court in Hartford, Jerry David Thompson refused to say anything and was ordered held in lieu of $2 million bail.
Submitted by nocash at 2020-07-29 13:39pm to the Crime forum.

Federal forces depart Seattle after outcry from local officials

SEATTLE - Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan received confirmation Tuesday that federal agents with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Border Patrol Tactical Unit have demobilized and left the Seattle area.

Last week, Gov. Jay Inslee and local officials expressed significant concerns about the deployment of an undetermined number of federal forces to Washington state, without the consultation or consent of state and local officials.

On Friday, Durkan, King County Executive Dow ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2020-07-29 3:47am to the Off Topic News forum.

Authors condemn Saudi Arabia's bid to host World Science Fiction Convention

A group of more than 80 science fiction and fantasy authors are protesting at the possibility of one of the genres’ biggest conventions being held in Saudi Arabia in 2022, saying that “the Saudi regime is antithetical to everything SFF stands for”.

Led by fantasy author Anna Smith Spark,writers including Charles Stross, Juliet McKenna, Stan Nicholls and Catriona Ward have signed an open letter objecting to Jeddah’s bid to host the World Science Fiction Convention in two years’ ...
Submitted by Double The Fist at 2020-07-29 1:49am to the Books forum.

Special glasses give people superhuman colour vision (2017)

It’s sometimes practically impossible to tell similar colours apart. Even side by side, they look the same. A special pair of spectacles gives us new power to see more distinct colours, and could one day help to spot counterfeit banknotes or counteract camouflage.

The glasses, devised by a team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, basically enhance the user’s colour vision, allowing them to see metamers – colours that look the same but give off different wavelengths of light – as ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2020-07-28 23:54pm to the Science forum.

The HEALS Act Emerges

The HEALS Act, a $1 trillion piece of legislation so comically in hock to corporate interests that one of the initials in the acronym stands for “liability protection,” was released yesterday. This was done in a super annoying format where separate committee chairs released their own titles (Finance; Appropriations; Small Business), but you can mostly piece everything together. Here’s what we’ve got:


One final indignity: the Republican baseline may include (it’s completely ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2020-07-28 20:13pm to the Politics forum.

People paid $25,000 to watch The Chainsmokers perform with the CEO of Goldman Sachs during a pandemic

Safe & Sound, the eerily named concert in question, was held on Saturday night with the nominally admirable goal of raising money for charity. The tickets went as high as $25,000 each and required attendees to sit around their cars, which were separated from one another in order to follow social distancing guidelines. This didn’t seem to work all that well. Videos uploaded over the past few days show lots of people, pumped all the way up by The Chainsmokers and Goldman Sachs’ David “DJ ...
Submitted by revdrew at 2020-07-28 18:47pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Police: 'Umbrella Man' was a white supremacist trying to incite George Floyd rioting

A masked man who was seen in a viral video smashing the windows of a south Minneapolis auto parts store during the George Floyd protests, earning him the moniker “Umbrella Man,” is suspected to be a member of the Hell’s Angels biker gang seeking to incite racial tension in a demonstration that until then had been peaceful, police said.

A Minneapolis police arson investigator said the man’s actions at the AutoZone on East Lake Street set off a chain reaction that led to days of ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2020-07-28 17:48pm to the Crime forum.