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Pandemic fuels travel boom — in virtual reality

Jem Jenkins Jones was stuck at home in Wales for much of the past year amid pandemic lockdowns but managed to fulfill a promise to her 10-year-old daughter to see the northern lights from Iceland and South Africa's game reserves -- in virtual reality. "She was...

Asian-Americans flocking to buy guns as hate crimes explode: report

According to a report from Forbes, Asian-Americans are flooding gun shops in search of personal protection as hate crimes against their community explodes.The report comes during the week when an Atlanta man went on a killing spree shooting eight people -- six of them women of Asian descent.According to Jimmy...

The science behind aphrodisiacs

As it turns out, they do. Nutrition experts say that aphrodisiacs do have some science to them, although that doesn't mean that there are foods which automatically heighten sexual desire. "Food can act as an aphrodisiac in several ways," Dr. Lauri Wright, spokesperson for the US...

Why opening restaurants is exactly what the coronavirus wants us to do

On Jan. 29, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was promoting “marital bliss" at a coronavirus news conference. Announcing that indoor dining would reopen at 25% capacity in New York City on Valentine's Day, and wedding receptions could also resume with up to 150 people a month...

Trump is a ‘dead man’: Chuck Hagel casts doubt on ‘irresponsible’ former president’s political future

Former President Donald Trump may be huddling with Republican leaders, considering founding his own political party, and pledging to carry on his agenda, but at least one prominent former official thinks Trump is done for in politics. Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, a longtime Republican...

Majority in US want Senate to convict Trump and bar him from holding office ever again: poll

A clear majority of Americans want twice-impeached former President Donald Trump to be convicted by the Senate and barred from holding office in the future, according to polling results released Monday, the same day the House of Representatives delivered an article of impeachment against Trump for...

Capitol coup ‘is not who we are’ in America — but a historian suggests otherwise

In response to the events in Washington, DC, on January 6, politicians and journalists were quick to insist that "this is not who we are." Rather, the insurrectionary actions unfolding on Capitol Hill were the doing of pro-Trump extremists and domestic terrorists. The description of these acts as...