Anthony Weiner has a sexting problem that most people just don’t understand.
Since 2011, the struggle has played out publicly for the former Democratic congressman and his wife Huma Abedin, a close confidant and aide to Hillary Clinton.
Revelations that Weiner traded sexual messages and photos with women online led to his resignation from Congress in 2011, significantly undermined his New York City mayoral campaign in 2013 and, as of Monday, played a role in breaking up his marriage.
While Abedin had remained with Weiner in the years since the first scandal, she announced their separation Monday after a New York Post story detailed Weiner’s long relationship, conducted electronically, with an unidentified woman. The pair exchanged sexually provocative messages and revealing photos. One of the images included what appeared to be Weiner and Abedin’s son sleeping next to his underwear-clad father. Read more…
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People are usually pretty diligent about cleaning the inside of the refrigerator, but cleaning the outside is important as well, especially underneath where the cooling coils are located. Here’s a tip for cleaning this hard-to-reach area.
Professional juggler and unicyclist Flaviu Cernescu captures death-defying video of his trick atop an 840-foot, decaying chimney. Read more…
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On Thursday, amid mounting pressure from the public and politicians alike, the drug company that makes EpiPens finally promised to do something about their often astronomical price.
With 118,000 signatures asking Congress to “stop the EpiPen price gouging” and everyone from Hillary Clinton to Sarah Jessica Parker weighing in, drug maker Mylan has said it will reduce the cost for some users.
The company is creating a savings card for the EpiPen 2-Pak that will cover up to $300 of the $609 cost (which is up from less than $100 in 2007). Read more…
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If you’re looking for a fight, there’s no better place to lurk than social media.
At its best, the digital public square can connect people whose lives – and ideas – would otherwise remain distant. At its worst, that open-ended conversation can quickly devolve into an online screaming match, no matter the subject.
This poses a difficult challenge for people who are passionate about their politics, causes and even celebrities, particularly on a platform like Twitter where users can conceal their identities and lob inflammatory sentiments into timelines all day long. Read more…
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