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Still on top: Cyber Monday sales on track to hit record

Still on top: Cyber Monday sales on track to hit record

Technology
Even though deals could be found online for days, shoppers still pulled out their phones and laptops to shop on the Monday after Thanksgiving, with sales on track to hit a record $ 9.4 billionBy JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail WriterDecember 2, 2019, 8:47 PM3 min read Cyber Monday is still holding up as the biggest online shopping day of the year, even though many of the same deals have been available online for weeks and the name harks back to the days of dial-up modems. Shoppers are expected to spend a record $ 9.4 billion on purchases made on their phones and computers Monday, up about 19% from last year’s Cyber Monday, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracks transactions at 80 of the top 100 U.S. online stores. The busiest time is expected to be in the hour before midnight, as people race t
Controversial Christmas classic track rewritten for #MeToo era

Controversial Christmas classic track rewritten for #MeToo era

Entertainment
Every year, the Christmas songs we know and love are re-recorded and re-purposed, in an effort to bring them right up to date for a modern market.This year, the lyrics to one of the most iconic yet controversial Christmas songs ever made has been rewritten in the wake of the #MeToo era. John Legend has updated the lyrics to the 1944 song Baby, It's Cold Outside, and re-recorded it with fellow The Voice coach Kelly Clarkson.It is a song with alternate lines sung by a man and woman in which he attempts to convince her not to risk a journey home in bad weather and to instead stay and have another drink. Image: Natasha Rothwell helped rewrite the lyrics Critics of the track say that lines such as, "say what's in this drink? (No cabs to be...
CDC study to track dangerous ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

CDC study to track dangerous ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

Health
Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention announced a new multi-site study this week that will investigate the health effects of drinking water contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. The new study -- the first to examine multiple sites of PFAS contamination nationwide -- was authorized by the National Defense Authorization Acts of 2018 and 2019 to provide information to communities about the health effects of PFAS exposure. The CDC will award initial grants totaling $ 7 million to begin the study, with a goal of understanding the relationship between PFAS exposure and health outcomes in differing populations. The study will recruit at least 2,000 children ages 4 to 17, and 6,000 adults over age 18, who have been exposed to PFAS-contaminated...
These 5 money habits put young workers on track for retirement

These 5 money habits put young workers on track for retirement

Finance
Jose Luis Pelaez Inc | DigitalVision | Getty ImagesYes, you can max out your 401(k) plan at work, go on vacation and enjoy your Netflix, too.Close to half of the so-called "super-savers" polled by Principal Financial Group said they not only saved aggressively their retirement plan at work, but they also still maintained their Netflix or Hulu subscription services.The company polled 1,116 participants in its 401(k) plans between May and June of this year.These individuals either came close to maxing out their 401(k) in 2018 — they contributed $ 18,500, plus a catch-up contribution of $ 6,000 if age 50 and up — or they saved at least 15% of their salary in their plan.In 2019, you can save $ 19,000 in your 401(k) plan, plus $ 6,000 if you're over 50."Little steps make a huge difference," sai
Megan McKenna mourns lost love in heartfelt track – weeks after Mike Thalassitis’ death

Megan McKenna mourns lost love in heartfelt track – weeks after Mike Thalassitis’ death

Entertainment
The TOWIE star has been focusing on her music in recent months, seeing her pout her heart out in her new tracks.Although the pair had split months before, Megan revealed she was still coming to terms with his death, and headed to Nashville for some time away.During her trip, Megan focused on her music, and admitted recently on Loose Women that songwriting had been her therapy.As she shared the first snippet of her new track on Instagram, Megan sang heartfelt lyrics as it appeared to link to Mike’s death.Posting the clip to her 2.3m Instagram followers, she said: "Here it is, the first time I performed Everything But You at the iconic Bluebird cafe."This track is from my album Story Of Me," as she urged fans to go to her bio if they’re interested in tickets.Singing the song in the video, Me