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What is causing outbursts of rage on planes and grocery checkout lines?

Last week, a stranger threatened to beat up me and my husband in the checkout area of a grocery store. What set him off was that my husband, en route to return an unwanted item, had brushed past him. The man announced that he was going outside to wait for us and – screaming, snarling, raising his fists – stared at us through the window. Was I surprised that a muscular guy in his 30s was threatening to punch out two grandparents? The woman behind the checkout counter wasn’t. She said, “Stuff like this happens every few days.” In fact, not long before, in another supermarket, another city, an elderly man raged and shouted at me, claiming that I was standing too close, and the cashier said, “He comes in here and does this all the time.”
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The Independent

Of course ‘white privilege’ exists – you can even see it in the playground

A parliamentary report has blamed the use of the term “white privilege” for contributing to the “neglect” of white working-class children in the education system. Some MPs on the Education Select Committee have branded the term “politically divisive”, suggesting it may undermine school commitments to equality if they use it.There is, it appears, an attempt to erase the phrase – to portray it as harmful, to claim (as the committee’s six Conservative members who voted the majority report through have claimed) that it is “alienating” to disadvantaged white communities. But surely this is a straw man argument. Call it something...
ElectronicsDigital Trends

The best Roomba 670 robot vacuum deal right now is at Walmart for Prime Day

Prime Day deals aren’t solely where all the action is anymore, with the Walmart Deals for Days event also bringing some amazing deals. Even better, these deals last a day longer than Prime Day thanks to Walmart’s sale lasting until the end of June 23. As Amazon’s Prime Day winds down, you can still buy the iRobot Roomba 670 robot vacuum for just $189, saving you a massive $140 on the usual price. With just under two days left of the Walmart Deals for Days sale, you’ve got time to fully appreciate the benefits of having a robot vacuum clean up after you but why wait? Snap up the iRobot Roomba 670 robot vacuum now and you won’t have to worry about stock running out any time soon.
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A Denim Jacket And Roll Call Has Fans Sure Jana Duggar’s Engaged

Jana Duggar’s engaged to Stephen Wissmann according to TLC fans and they seem pretty sure of it. Actually, the hints seem rather flimsy but added up, they might prove the rumor true. Sometimes, fans get it wrong, but on occasion, their sleuthing turns out spot-on. Plenty of engagement rumors about the eldest daughter of Jim Bob came in the past, but this time, photos and more might indicate something is up with her.
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The Independent

Husband arrested after woman beaten with crow bar at bus stop in New York dies of her injuries

A 49-year-old woman in New York who was beaten senseless with a crowbar by her jealous husband, succumbed to her injuries on Friday.The incident took place on the morning of 14 June when Julio Aponte, 63, bashed the head of his wife Maria Kelly at a Washington Heights bus stop. He yelled “how dare you cheat on me?” and continued beating her even when she was lying unconscious on the ground.On Monday, the police said that Kelly died Friday at New York’s Presbyterian Hospital due to the extent of her injuries, reported New York Daily News. It quoted the...
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Living with a short sleep gene: 'It's a gift'

(CNN) — For as long as he can remember, Brad Johnson knew he was different. "I've never been normal when it came to sleep," Brad told CNN. "Other people, even some of my siblings, slept eight, nine, 10 hours a night. I just couldn't do it, it was physically impossible. If you paid me a million dollars to sleep eight hours tonight, I couldn't."
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’90 Day Fiance’ Spoilers: Are Angela And Michael Still Married?

90 Day Fiance spoilers suggest that Angela and Michael fight over plastic surgery, having a baby, and more. In Happily Ever After, much drama comes out with a lot of unhappiness from Angela. But really, everyone knows that their same old story plays out season after season. In fact, with regular predictability, fans see Angela jealous and yelling at Michael. Actually, for years now it’s all supposedly been on the rocks.
Family RelationshipsSlate

My Reckless In-Laws Want to Take My Son on Vacation

Care and Feeding is Slate’s parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Submit it here or post it in the Slate Parenting Facebook group. My son is 8 years old and has been invited to spend a week with his cousin (from my husband’s side) of the same age at the beach. Only he was invited (not my other kids), which is fine since he is really close to that particular cousin. However, I have an issue. If I’m accused of being a helicopter parent, then my in-laws are the polar opposite. They drink and smoke (many substances) in front of their kids. They are laid back and love to stay up late and have fun. They also have no problem driving while tipsy, and don’t even have booster seats for their older kids. Obviously, their life, their choice, but we are talking about them becoming my son’s primary caregivers for a week. Since becoming a parent, I’ve become a “stick in the mud” according to them. I make my kids use car seats and booster seats, I make them go to bed at a reasonable time, I limit their sugar (they get crazy). I’m simply no fun. When I was approached about this trip, my first reaction was “absolutely not,” but I can’t really say why without creating a big rift that makes it look like I’m judging their parental style. My husband understands my fears but wants to give his family some credit, after all, they managed to successfully raise kids of their own. I’m uncertain of where to go from here. Say no, say yes, say yes with conditions that would absolutely affect how the family kicks back during their vacation. And can I even trust them to fulfill basic parenting rules, such as not drinking and driving?

Rules Guy: It is permissible to use the flagstick to get my ball out of the hole?

The Rules of Golf are tricky! Thankfully, we’ve got the guru. Our Rules Guy knows the book front to back. Got a question? He’s got all the answers. I have a bad back, so I pull the ball from the hole using the flag. In a recent match, my opponent said this was a penalty and that I lost the hole. We called the pro, and he agreed it was a penalty. Were they right? —Cheryl Kelly, via email.
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California sheriff’s deputy under investigation after video shows him kicking suspect in head after surrender

An “alarming” and “disturbing” video of a South California sheriff shows him kicking a suspect in the head after he had surrendered. A criminal investigation has been launched against the sheriff.In a statement, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said that the incident took place on Wednesday in Victorville, about 85 miles northeast of Los Angeles when a motorist failed to stop for a traffic violation.This led to a chase through the city streets and on Interstate 15 highway, the statement added. The motorcyclist was identified as Willie Jones, 33.The sheriff’s office said that Mr Jones led the deputies on...