And don’t think settling for a secondhand vehicle will insulate you from the challenging landscape and eye-watering costs. In “normal times,” buying used was the thrifty option; now some used models are selling for thousands above the suggested retail price for their brand-new counterparts, according to an August study from the car insurance savings app Jerry.
I am a work-from-home veteran. Over the past 12 years of using my house as my base of operations, there are a few things I’ve learned that are really helpful.
Among the most important is a coffee shop I can walk to — sometimes you just need a snack and contact with human beings. These little out-of-home amenities are crucial to surviving as an out-of-office worker.
Lately though, I’ve noticed that my neighborhood is not set up to accommodate a massive increase in remote workers. For example, there is no smaller printing shop within walking distance — I have to make the three-mile trip to the print shop at a nearby Office Max. This is just one example of a growing problem: As the epicenter of white-collar work shifts away from the downtown office, cities need to catch up to the new class of remote workers who are now camped out in suburban neighborhoods.
And in my opinion, it’s the prime opportunity to elevate the humble neighborhood branch library.
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Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein said former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election was something not even former President Richard Nixon would have imagined.
In an op-ed in The Washington Post, the two reporters known for uncovering the Watergate scandal said they thought Nixon defined corruption until they saw Trump’s presidency. In 1972, the Nixon administration coordinated a break-in at the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters. The administration attempted to cover up its involvement until Nixon was forced to resign in 1974.
Woodward and Bernstein said the news media, the Senate Watergate Committee, special prosecutors, a House impeachment investigation, and the Supreme Court exposed Nixon’s conduct, a contrast to Trump’s attempt to prevent the peaceful transition of power. “These instruments of American democracy finally stopped Nixon dead in his tracks, forcing the only resignation of a president in American history,” the reporters wrote.
In the weeks leading up to the certification, Trump and his allies continued to claim that he lost the election because it was rigged, even waging lawsuits in several key states.”
We watched in utter dismay as Trump persistently claimed that he was really the winner. ‘We won,’ he said in a speech on Jan. 6 at the Ellipse. ‘We won in a landslide. This was a landslide.’
I’ve traveled by car, bus, train, and plane, but boats of any kind were completely new to me until April, when I went on my first cruise to the Caribbean for a reporting trip.
I embarked on a seven-night voyage on the largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas. We sailed to Roatán, Honduras; Cozumel and Costa Maya in Mexico; and Royal Caribbean’s private island in the Bahamas.
While it felt surreal to be on such a large vessel in the middle of the ocean, I made some mistakes that made my trip more expensive and less enjoyable than it could have been. I learned that cruising wasn’t my preferred vacation style. But if I had avoided these mistakes, I would have had a better time.
I first fell in love with the idea of moving abroad five years ago after spending a semester in England.
I met incredible people, tried new things, and focused on what I wanted most out of life while temporarily letting go of everything stressing me out at home.
But after I returned to the US, the stress came back, and I realized I’d do anything to make my dream of living abroad a reality. Picking up and moving to Ireland on a spur-of-the-moment decision two years ago has presented many challenges, but I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat.
Read on for some of the things that surprised me when I first got to Ireland.
** Chef Bobby Flay and the Food Network are set to part ways after 27 years, Variety reported. Since the early days of the Food Network, Flay has been a beacon in its programming.
** Flay dropped out of high school and became a head chef by age 20.
Legendary chef Bobby Flay and the Food Network are set to part ways after 27 years, Variety’s Cynthia Littleton reported on Thursday.
Flay and the network were reportedly in the middle of contract negotiations, ahead of the expiration of his current three-year deal later this year, and sources told the publication the network ended the talks. Variety reported that a source close to the network cited disagreements over financial terms as reasoning behind the TV giant wanting to cut ties. Food Network didn’t immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
When reached for comment by Variety, Flay’s representatives at WME reportedly declined and cited a “policy of not commenting on active negotiations.” WME did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.