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Some of the most popular Used Cars, Including the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V, are now worth up to $6,000 more than if they were brand new | Yahoo! News | Insider

By Tim Levin, Mon, September 12, 2022 at 10:04 AM·2 min read

  • Used car prices are still abnormally high as inflation impacts nearly every realm of American life.
  • Some of the most popular vehicles in the US cost more to buy lightly used than their brand-new prices.
  • A lightly used Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, or Nissan Rogue costs thousands more than those models’ 2022 retail price, according to a new study.

Between astronomical prices and few vehicles to choose from on dealer lots, the last year or so has been perhaps the worst time to buy a car in history.

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.

Source: https://news.yahoo.com/most-popular-used-cars-including-170422076.html

Looking Where to Work Remotely? Libraries Could Be Your New Haven | Insider

By Angie Schmitt, Jun 13, 2022, 4:04 AM

Remote workers are missing office life, and local libraries are perfectly poised to offer a solution.
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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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Source: Looking Where to Work Remotely? Libraries Could Be Your New Haven

Woodward and Bernstein Says Trump’s Deception ‘Exceeded’ Nixon’s Imagination

By Sarah Al-Arshani, Jun 5, 2022, 7:06 AM

Former President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Delaware, Ohio, on April 23, 2022.
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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.

As for Trump, Woodward and Bernstein said his “diabolical instincts exploited a weakness in the law,” referring to the 1887 Electoral Count Act.” In a deception that exceeded even Nixon’s imagination, Trump and a group of lawyers, loyalists and White House aides devised a strategy to bombard the country with false assertions that the 2020 election was rigged and that Trump had really won,” they said.

from article…

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.’

He publicly and relentlessly pressured Pence to make him the victor on Jan. 6,” Trump supporters on January 6,2021 stormed the Capitol. Woodward and Bernstein said Trump’s actions were “clearly sedition — conduct, speech or organizing that incites people to rebel against the governing authority of the state. Thus, Trump became the first seditious president in our history.”

from article…

Source: Woodward and Bernstein Says Trump’s Deception ‘Exceeded’ Nixon’s Imagination

Mistakes Made on First Cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas | Insider

10 things I wish I’d done differently on my first cruise, from choosing a better room to reserving shows in advance

By Joey Hadden, May 9, 2022, 11:09 AM

Insider’s reporter took her first cruise on board Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas, the largest cruise ship.
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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.

Source: Mistakes Made on First Cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas

Surprising Things After Moving From the US to Ireland | Insider | Home | Lifestyle

By Alexis McSparren, Feb 6, 2022, 5:00 AM

I’ve been blown away by the beauty of the Irish countryside.
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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.

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Bobby Flay to Leave Food Network After 27 Years, Report Says | Insider

By Jake Epstein and Rachel Askinasi, Oct 8, 2021, 12:35 PM

** 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.

Bobby Flay is reportedly parting ways with Food Network.
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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. 

Source: Bobby Flay to Leave Food Network After 27 Years, Report Says