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Carolina Myer is a writer, editor, and digital media strategist who's been working in the news industry since she was 21. She writes about sports, education, and tech—and she's a huge geek.

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To speed up airport check-in, this airline has launched electronic bag tags

Alaska Airlines announced Tuesday that it will be rolling out electronic bag tags to help customers speed up airport check-in. Alaska claims that this new option is the first for US airlines. It will enable customers to skip printing luggage tags at check-in. Alaska Airlines will allow customers to activate their electronic bag tags through …

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Researchers at Boston University claim that they have created a new, more deadly COVID strain in their lab

Boston University researchers claim to have created a new COVID strain with an 80% kill rate. This is a result of similar experiments that were first believed to have caused the global pandemic in China. According to the university, Omicron was combined with the original Wuhan virus, which killed 80% of infected mice. Mice only …

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NIH study: Chemical hair-straightening may increase uterine cancer risk

A new National Institutes of Health study has found a link between uterine cancer and chemical hair-straightening product use. This suggests that more frequent users might be at greater risk. The study was published Monday. It tracked 33,947 women of different races between 35 and 74 years for an average of about 11 years. The …

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Biden announces that student loan forgiveness applications are now officially open

Monday’s formal launch by President Joe Biden of the federal application to forgive student loans was announced. This is the latest phase in his plan, which will provide relief for as many as 43,000,000 borrowers. “Today, millions of working people and middle-class people can apply for this relief. It’s easy and it’s happening now. It’s …

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The Children’s Place has gone fully grown-up

Let’s face it, adults have been dressing up like children for the past two years. They wear comfortable PJs, sweats, and joggers for lounging, sleeping and even working. The Children’s Place, a children’s clothing company, has expanded its offerings to grown-up wear. On Wednesday, the retailer launched a new brand of sleepwear and loungewear called …

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Whistleblower alleges Donald Trump retaliated against Melania’s director for refusing to give her shares

According to The Washington Post, a former executive of Donald Trump’s media firm claims that the former President retaliated against an employee who refused to give Melania Trump shares in the company. According to the Washington Post Wilkerson filed a whistleblower complaint against Trump’s media venture in August with the Securities and Exchange Commission and …

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Sam’s Club memberships rise Monday for the first time in almost a decade

Walmart’s Sam’s Club will raise its membership fees Monday, for the first time in almost a decade. In a note to customers, CEO Kathryn McLay stated that the retailer will raise its annual membership fees from $45 to $50 for Club members. This is the first increase in five years. The Plus memberships will go …

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After being called the ‘most abusive customer’, James Corden was expelled from Keith McNally’s NYC restaurant

McNally, 71 years old, posted on Instagram Monday that Corden was banned from Balthazar, his New York City restaurant. His caption, which included an image of the British comedian, read: “James Corden Is a Hugely gifted comedian but a tiny Cretin man.” “And the most abusive customer I have ever had since opening my Balthazar …

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