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Zone Out To The Eerie Sounds Of Planet Mars

When you think of some of the eeriest sounds on Earth, you’ll probably think of warning sirens, piercing screams, or even John Carpenter’s Halloween theme — but it turns out that Mars has its share of creepy noises that sound like they could be pulled right from a horror movie soundtrack. NASA has shared audio…Read […]

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Zone Out To The Eerie Sounds Of Planet Mars

When you think of some of the eeriest sounds on Earth, you’ll probably think of warning sirens, piercing screams, or even John Carpenter’s Halloween theme — but it turns out that Mars has its share of creepy noises that sound like they could be pulled right from a horror movie soundtrack. NASA has shared audio…Read […]

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Why You Should Fill Out the FAFSA, Even If You Don’t Think It’s for You

FAFSA—the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—opened on Oct. 1 for the 2022-2023 academic year. Yet every year, many high school grads leave money on the table by not filling out forms like the FAFSA. Maybe you think you don’t qualify for aid, or that it’s simply a waste of time. According to CNBC, this […]

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No, “Dozens” Of Massachusetts State Troopers Have Not Quit Over Vaccine Mandates

By October 17th, state workers in Massachusetts must join 56% of other Americans in getting fully vaccinated against Covid-19 if they want to keep their jobs.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Written About How SpaceX Is About To Launch The Best Toilet Into Orbit

At about 8 pm EST today, the first all-civilian—as in no professional astronauts, no backing from a national space agency or military—crew will orbit the Earth in a commercial space capsule. This is a big deal, but all I can really focus on is the fact that the capsule will include a toilet with a […]

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How to Watch the First Ever All-Civilian Crew Launch Into Orbit

If you see a flaming fireball streaking through the night sky on Wednesday, it’s not the Space Brotherhood invading Earth to steal our precious zinc. It’s the launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft, transporting the first-ever all-civilian crew into earth orbit. Here’s how you can watch the historic…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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These Abortion ‘Hot Takes’ Are Bad, Actually

When the Supreme Court declined to block Texas SB8—which bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, functionally banning the procedure altogether—it set off an emotional shockwave. People processed their feelings on Twitter, firing off all manner of spicy tweets about backwards Texans, ignorant male politicians who…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Get the New SNAP Benefits, Even If You’re Still a Student

Starting Oct. 1, monthly SNAP food assistance benefits will go up by an average of $36 per person, the largest increase in the program’s 46-year history. Here’s what you need to know about how to qualify for increased food assistance—which you can get even if you’re a student. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Get the New SNAP Benefits, Even If You’re Still a Student

Starting Oct. 1, monthly SNAP food assistance benefits will go up by an average of $36 per person, the largest increase in the program’s 46-year history. Here’s what you need to know about how to qualify for increased food assistance—which you can get even if you’re a student. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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After School Bus Drivers Quit Over Vaccine Mandate, Chicago Is Looking To Uber And Lyft For Help

Thousands of kids across Chicago were set to show up to school for their first day Monday, only to be told they had no way to get there. The Chicago Sun Times reports that a mass driver resignation over covid vaccine mandates left the district and parents to scramble to figure out what to do. […]

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This Day In History: Henry Ford Leaves Edison To Start Automotive Company

On August 15, 1899, a chief engineer at the Edison Illuminating Company’s main plant. That may not seem like a big deal, but that engineer would go on to become one of the men who revolutionized the automotive industry. That engineer was Henry Ford.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Alleged Dirtbag And Confirmed Bland Boomer Car Guy Resigns

We’ve already covered New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s bland taste in cars on this blog, so I feel it is my duty to report that the bland boomer car guy said Tuesday that he is resigning, after the release of a 165-page report that accused him of sexually harassing 11 women.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Plan a Low(ish) Risk Vacation With the CDC’s Travel Map

If you’re considering an international trip any time soon, your first stop should be the CDC’s Travel Recommendations by Destination map. There you can see how your destination country ranks in terms of COVID cases.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Masks Are Back At Every Big Three Plant

The Big Three automakers do not require their employees to get vaccinated, though they probably should, since it increasingly seems like companies doing that — like Walmart and Disney have — is one path out of this mess. Instead, for now: Mask back up, the Big Three and the UAW said Tuesday. Read more… Continue […]

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Driver Claims Swerving To Avoid A Squirrel Caused Her To Crash Into Abraham Lincoln’s Ancestral Home

 The Hill reports that early in the morning of July 15th a 19-year-old woman swerving to avoid a squirrel plowed into a home built by the great grandfather of the 16th President Of The United States, Abraham Lincoln. Read more…

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Driver Claims Swerving To Avoid A Squirrel Caused Her To Crash Into Abraham Lincoln’s Ancestral Home

 The Hill reports that early in the morning of July 15th a 19-year-old woman swerving to avoid a squirrel plowed into a home built by the great grandfather of the 16th President Of The United States, Abraham Lincoln. Read more…

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Volvo’s On The Right Track At The Wrong Time

Volvo has reasons to be happy now but the future is unsure, Rivian is planning to build another factory as it’s yet to ship its first truck and the upward trajectory of Tesla prices cannot be stopped. All that and more in this TGIF edition of The Morning Shift for July 23, 2021.Read more… Continue […]

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Volvo’s On The Right Track At The Wrong Time

Volvo has reasons to be happy now but the future is unsure, Rivian is planning to build another factory as it’s yet to ship its first truck and the upward trajectory of Tesla prices cannot be stopped. All that and more in this TGIF edition of The Morning Shift for July 23, 2021.Read more… Continue […]

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Billionaire Copart Founder Willis Johnson Is Privately Funding The South Dakota National Guard Deployment To U.S.-Mexico Border: Report

Oh boy. I’m not sure how we got to the point where a private Tennessean citizen is paying to deploy a state’s National Guard to another state against would-be refugees from other countries, or how such action is even legal, but here we are. We’re going to go through it step by step together to […]

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Billionaire Copart Founder Willis Johnson Is Privately Funding The South Dakota National Guard Deployment To U.S.-Mexico Border: Report

Oh boy. I’m not sure how we got to the point where a private Tennessean citizen is paying to deploy a state’s National Guard to another state against would-be refugees from other countries, or how such action is even legal, but here we are. We’re going to go through it step by step together to […]

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