These are all the best 4th of July sales you can shop right now

The Fourth of July is a fantastic time to score discounts on home items, electronics, apparel and so much more.
The Fourth of July is a fantastic time to score discounts on home items, electronics, apparel and so much more.

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The Fourth of July is nearly here, folks—so close, in fact, that we can basically hear the burgers sizzling on the grill and the fireworks going off in the distance. No matter what you have planned for Independence Day, you can start celebrating a little early by scoring some huge savings on clothing, appliances, mattresses, electronics and more thanks to plenty of particularly patriotic sales from all your favorite retailers.

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With discounts on fridges and washing machines at Best Buy and deals on patio furniture, grills and décor at Home Depot and

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China’s drag queens no longer content to wait in the wings

Shanghai (AFP) – Neon lights lit up a Shanghai stage as a whistle from the crowd pierced the air, heralding the live debut of Chinese drag queen “Miss Cream”.

Also known by his real name, Yan Anyu, the 18-year-old from the northern province of Hebei strutted out in glittering sequined gown, heavy make-up and curly blond wig to lip-synch Donna Summers’ disco standard “Last Dance” for a rapt crowd.

“When I’m dressed like a man, I’m not so confident,” said Yan, outrageously long fake lashes fluttering from eyes framed by glittering make-up.

That changes when he becomes “Miss Cream”.

“She’s very confident, graceful and charming — a real queen.”

Attitudes toward alternative lifestyles are slowly softening in China, and members of a small but growing drag community have begun to step into the spotlight.

Until last month’s stage show, “Miss Cream” only appeared via livestream from Yan’s home in Hebei,

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Ivirlei Brookes on What It Means to Be an Ally and How to Talk to Your Kids About Race

“I don’t think people realize that it was really hard to film,” Ivirlei Brookes revealed to WrapWomen. The actress turned business and mindset coach recently went viral after posting this emotional yet informative video on how the non-Black community can become better allies.

“I was feeling extremely low and exhausted from all the arguing I was seeing online,” said Brookes. “I decided to make a video for Black people to use as a tool – they could send the video link to their white friends when they didn’t have enough energy left to explain.”

Brookes recorded the video on Instagram live with 11 viewers tuned in. Afterwards, she uploaded it to IGTV and within one week the video had over 5.8 million views. It even caught the attention of white celebrities including Hailey Bieber, Lili Reinhart, Ellen Pompeo, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould among others who reposted the call to action.

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Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie tests positive for virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie says he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Dinwiddie told The Athletic he is experiencing symptoms and it is unclear if he can play when the NBA season resumes.

His absence would be a significant blow to the Nets. He has played well this season with Kyrie Irving out of the lineup because of injuries.

Dinwiddie says he tested negative for the virus multiple times after returning to New York and took part in a couple practices. But he has since tested positive and says he has a fever and chest soreness.

He is at least the fifth Nets player to test positive. The previous four were in March, with Kevin Durant saying he was among them.

Dinwiddie is averaging 20.6 points for the Nets, who have a half-game lead

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YouTube shuts down far-right channels over hate speech

San Francisco (AFP) – YouTube on Monday shut down six far-right channels for violating rules against “supremacist” content, booting videos by David Duke, Stefan Molyneux and Richard Spencer.

The video sharing platform pulled the plug on the channels as online social media platforms face increasing pressure to crack down on hateful rhetoric.

“We have strict policies prohibiting hate speech on YouTube, and terminate any channel that repeatedly or egregiously violates those policies,” YouTube said in response to an AFP inquiry about the move.

Since updating guidelines a year ago to better address supremacist content, YouTube saw a fivefold spike in video removals and has terminated more than 25,000 channels for violating hate speech policies, the spokesperson added.

YouTube said that the channels removed Monday included Duke, Molyneux, Spencer and American Renaissance.

All the terminated channels broke YouTube rules by alleging that members of protected groups were innately inferior to others,

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Twitter has apologized for slapping a COVID-19 label on tweets about 5G, but experts say the platform’s algorithm could be encouraging the spread of conspiracy theories

A pedestrian, wearing a protective mask and disposable gloves, holds a mobile phone while walking near an U.K. government issued coronavirus message in Birmingham, U.K., on Monday, April 6, 2020. Telecom masts that enable the next generation of wireless communication were set on fire in the U.K. in recent days, apparently by people motivated by a theory that the tech helps spread the coronavirus.
A pedestrian, wearing a protective mask and disposable gloves, holds a mobile phone while walking near an U.K. government issued coronavirus message in Birmingham, U.K., on Monday, April 6, 2020. Telecom masts that enable the next generation of wireless communication were set on fire in the U.K. in recent days, apparently by people motivated by a theory that the tech helps spread the coronavirus.

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  • On Friday, Twitter users noticed that the platform was marking tweets mentioning “5G” or “oxygen” with a warning about COVID-19 misinformation.

  • Mislabeling tweets that link 5G and COVID-19 could help to “raise the profile” of the popular conspiracy theory that the cellular technology caused the coronavirus outbreak, according to social media researcher Wasim Ahmed.

  • In a statement to Business Insider, Twitter said it had make a mistake and was working to “improve” its labeling process. It blamed the error on the

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Enjoy monthly gifts delivered to your door

The Independent
The Independent

Adulting isn’t always easy. What with having to hold down a job, pay bills on time, maintain a social life, and stay in contact with friends and family, most of us don’t have time to restock the fridge, let alone the bathroom cabinet or coffee pot.

That’s where subscription boxes come in. As well as making ideal gifts, these delivered-to-door services alleviate the task of regular online shopping or the pain of going to the shops, which means you can spend more time doing, well, just about anything else.

With that nirvana firmly in mind, we went in search of the best subscription boxes for men.

After a month of snacking, sipping, showering, shaving and spritzing, we came up with a list of the top 12 – each tested for its ability to make life easier, more fun or just generally a little more bearable.

From the services

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Tech employees are selling referrals online to job candidates for under $50 to help them get hired at Google, Facebook, and other industry giants

Rooftop Slushie was reportedly named after a character in HBO's "Silicon Valley" TV show depicting a strikingly accurate portrayal of the tech industry.
Rooftop Slushie was reportedly named after a character in HBO’s “Silicon Valley” TV show depicting a strikingly accurate portrayal of the tech industry.

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  • A website is allowing prospective tech employees to anonymously purchase a job referral from existing tech workers for $20 to $50 apiece.

  • Rooftop Slushie, created by the makers of techie chat favorite Blind, has hosted 11,000 referral transactions since it was launched in 2019. Facebook and Google referrals are the most popular.

  • The “vendors” are established employees at companies like Amazon, Google, and Twitter who can become verified on the website and vet candidate submissions before accepting the deal.

  • The site’s product manager told One Zero that the service helps improve a skilled candidate’s chances of getting hired, but critics say paying for and accepting payment for a job referral is unethical.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The hiring process in the tech

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Old Bay’s Limited-Edition Hot Sauce Is Back In Stock After Selling Out Almost Instantly

Photo credit: Old Bay - Instagram
Photo credit: Old Bay – Instagram

From Delish

Update, June 29, 2020 4:58 p.m.: After a few Old Bay hot sauce-less months for many of us, the brand recently announced that it has restocked, meaning you can now get your hands on a bottle again.

Yes, this limited-edition Old Bay Hot Sauce is available online while supplies last via their website. In fact, you can get a two-pack of the sauce for $8.95, which is so reasonable I could cry.

In case you need inspiration, they recommend putting it on things like cocktails, lettuce wedge salads, pasta and potato salads, fried chicken, crab cakes, and dips, but let’s be real, we’re putting it on everythinggggg.

Original, January 29, 2020 2:30 p.m.: If you’ve tried Old Bay, you know that it is a seasoning sent straight from heaven above to make things like fries, seafood, burgers, you name it, taste so

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Trump’s Twitch channel suspended, and Reddit bans pro-Trump online group

President Donald Trump and his followers took a double hit in online media Monday: Video streaming site Twitch suspended the president’s official channel, and popular website Reddit banned a group devoted to Trump.

Twitch, a video game-centric streaming site, suspended the official Donald Trump channel – launched in October 2019 – for violating its rules against hate speech. Among the violations were the rebroadcast of a presidential campaign rally in 2015, when Trump described immigrants crossing the border from Mexico.

“They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us,” Trump said. “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

That video was removed, as well as the broadcast of Trump’s rally this month in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he described concerns about “a very tough hombre” breaking into homes.

Social media: Facebook, social networks under more pressure from

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