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Biden Makes Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

President BidenWikimedia commons: Austin, TX--President Biden signs a law making Juneteenth a federal holiday. While most laws go into effect later, this law goes into effect immediately.
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Mental well-being higher in the summer vs. fall

Mental distress tends to be lower in the summer when compared to the fall, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. "Our results suggest that summertime is associated with better diet quality, higher exercise frequency and improved mood. This is important for the post-COVID era as we are getting into the summer season," said Lina Begdache, assistant professor of health and wellness studies at Binghamton University.

Chinese sellers on Amazon in hot demand by VCs and e-commerce roll-ups

This is where brand aggregators can put their retail know-how to work. Also called roll-ups, these companies go around acquiring promising e-commmerce brands for operational synergies. After taking off in the United States, Europe, and lately Southeast Asia, it has also quietly landed in China, where traditional white-label manufacturers are trying to move up the value chain and establish their own brand presence.

Study shows cigarette tax hikes can help boost bigger brands, hurt consumers

For decades, governments and health authorities have tried to steer people away from "vice" products such as tobacco, soda and alcohol through counter-marketing measures—things like tax increases, usage restrictions and ad campaigns. But which ones are the most effective? And what do they mean for big brands such as Marlboro,...
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Germany's Bike24 seen listing at 15 euros a share - bookrunner

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s Bike24 will likely price its flotation on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange at 15 euros ($17.85) per share, the bottom of its marketing range to ensure a strong after-market performance, a bookrunner organising the deal said on Tuesday. The online bicycle dealership set a price range of...

Jeffree Star Responds to Kanye West Dating Rumors

Kanye West and Jeffree Star dating rumors began swirling earlier this year, ahead of the rapper's split from wife Kim Kardashian, and now the beauty mogul has responded to the "hilarious" claims. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Star shared that he was never offended by the speculation, explaining, "I love rumors. I think they’re funny, but some girl on TikTok made it up and it went viral before I even knew."

Your Summer Solstice Horoscope, by Zodiac Sign

Summer is here, and it begins with the solstice on June 20. This is our annual reminder to take it all in, enjoy the extra light, and have some fun. Summer solstice also marks the beginning of Cancer season. Spend time basking in the light of your feelings and connecting with those you love.
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5 Most Dangerous Areas in Chicago

Chicago, formally the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in the United States, and the third most populous city overall, behind New York and Los Angeles. It is also the most populated city in the Midwest and the sixth most populous city in North America, with an estimated population of 2,693,976 in 2019. Chicago is the county seat of Cook County, Illinois, which is the country's second most populated county.
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Oregon deputy shoots pet chimpanzee after it attacks woman

PENDLETON, Oregon — A sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a woman’s pet chimpanzee after it reportedly attacked the owner’s daughter. According to, Tamara Brogoitti, 68, called the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office at about 8 a.m. Sunday saying the chimpanzee had escaped from its cage. The chimpanzee attacked the 50-year-old woman, who ended up trapped in a room with her mother in the basement, reports.