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Madison Cawthorn: Society 'De-masculates' Men, Parents Should Raise Sons to Be 'Monsters'

Cawthorn cited decreasing testosterone levels as evidence that young men in society are becoming less masculine.
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Groves scores 20, leads Oklahoma past No. 14 Florida, 74-67
As Oklahoma football fans tried to recover from Lincoln Riley’s sudden decision to leave for USC earlier in the week, the basketball team stepped in and gave them something to cheer about.
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Florida mom forced out of home after catching robber breaking into daughter's window
A South Florida woman says she was forced to move in with family after she noticed a man trying to break into her daughter's bedroom window.
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Chicago Drops Lawsuit Against Police Union Over Vaccine Mandate
Mayor Lori Lightfoot pledged to take the matter back to court if the police union takes "further action toward encouraging an illegal work stoppage or strike."
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Mumps Symptoms in Children Explained As CDC Finds Most Cases Among Vaccinated
Despite a rise in cases in vaccinated children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that the MMR vaccine is still the best way to prevent mumps.
Red Wings top Kraken 4-3 in shootout for 4th straight win
Adam Erne scored the decisive goal in a shootout and the Detroit Red Wings won their fourth straight game by beating the Seattle Kraken 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Mo Salah and Karim Benzema make mockery of Ballon d'Or rankings
If Mohamed Salah and Karim Benzema felt wronged by their Ballon d'Or rankings, then the pair begun their revenge arcs in the most emphatic way possible on Wednesday.
Tips on buying a cheap Italy house from those who've done it
Buying a cheap property in Italy is an attractive prospect for many travelers, particularly with the ever-growing number of towns offering up homes for next to nothing through regeneration schemes.
Storytellers Project announces 2022 season
Join the Storytellers Project in 2022 as a storyteller or in the audience for true, first-person stories that bring us closer as a community.
On This Day: 2 December 2003
Pari sHilton and Nicole Richie began experiencing "The Simple Life" as the reality TV show launched in the U.S.. (Dec. 2)
Disney, Universal theme parks' holiday celebrations take a 'giant step towards normal'
"This year, we are taking a giant step towards normal," says a Disney exec. See what the holidays have in store at Disney and Universal theme parks.
Facing housing crisis, L.A. voters back duplexes in single-family neighborhoods
A majority of Los Angeles County voters back a new state law that allows for duplexes in most single-family-home neighborhoods, a Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Business Council poll finds.
The 10 Best Podcasts of 2021
From Sporkful's quest to build the perfect pasta shape to POOG's comedic love for—and sendup of—wellness culture
Michael J. Fox: We can help end Parkinson's disease by learning early markers and symptoms
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is launching a new initiative aimed at studying the early signs of Parkinson's. Here's how to participate.
Amazon’s employee surveillance fuels unionization efforts: ‘It’s not prison, it’s work’
Amazon's warehouse workers cite the constant monitoring of them as a reason for press for union representation.
Former Austrian Chancellor Kurz says he's leaving politics
Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said in a televised speech he was stepping down from his office Saturday evening following corruption allegations.
Trump could pocket $100 million in deal for money-losing D.C .hotel
Trump lost millions running his D.C. hotel, according to financial documents, but could make more than $100 million on its sale.
Trump could pocket $100 million in deal for money-losing D.C .hotel
Trump lost millions running his D.C. hotel, according to financial documents, but could make more than $100 million on its sale.
The Supreme Court might overturn Roe. It took decades of scorched-earth conservative politics to get here.
Upholding Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban could severely damage American belief in the court’s legitimacy.
Don’t Suspend the Gas Tax
The idea is appealing both politically and economically, but Democrats should be careful what they wish for.
Did a collision of COVID-19 and HIV forge the Omicron variant?
The Omicron variant was probably incubated in a person with poorly controlled HIV who struggled to clear a coronavirus infection.
A beloved philanthropist, a music legend and a shocking killing in Beverly Hills
Jacqueline Avant, philanthropist and friend to presidents and entertainment stars, was shot to death in her Beverly Hills home
I Authored Mississippi's Abortion Bill. Here's Why. | Opinion
As a small-town girl from Mississippi, I couldn't have imagined that one day I would sponsor legislation that would find its way up to the Supreme Court.
How to cope with a client who keeps asking for more out-of-scope work
Instead of saying "yes" or "no" to a client's demands, make sure your contract is clear about what services you provide — and how much additional requests will cost.
Charles Payne on the true joy of Christmas: 'Always something you can do' for others
From the new book All American Christmas by Rachel Campos Duffy and Sean Duffy, an unforgettable account of giving and receiving by Charles Payne of Fox Business Network.
Was Led Zeppelin the best or the worst of rock-and-roll? A new book will help you decide.
Bob Spitz’s “Led Zeppelin: The Biography” explores the band’s complicated history.
Why It's So Weird to Meet Zoom Friends In Real Life
If 2020 was a year of isolation, 2021 has been a year of reunions. Hugging and sharing meals with loved ones you haven’t seen for months is great. But seeing someone in the flesh can feel weird if you previously knew them only from virtual meetings and videochats. Meeting Zoom friends in real life reveals how much is omitted when your computer’s graphics card renders someone: their height, whether they sustain or avoid eye contact, what they look like outside their kitchen. Uncanny vibes abound. Seeing our virtual friends in person produces something like a pandemic-induced déjà vu. Call it déjà Zoom.If déjà vu is the feeling of familiarity toward something foreign and jamais vu is the feeling of foreignness toward something familiar, déjà Zoom lies somewhere between the two. “It felt like I was just seeing people again, rather than meeting them,” David Jones, a 35-year-old in Washington, D.C., told me of his first real-life encounters with Zoom friends. Déjà Zoom can be jarring or awkward, calling into question the degree to which we really know the people we met in quarantine. But it’s also a testament to how close we’ve grown to people we’ve never physically met before.[Read: The pandemic has remade friendship]Jones made new friends during the pandemic thanks to his love for theater. When Broadway shut down in the spring of 2020, he decided to reach out to an actor in Phantom of the Opera, his favorite musical, to see if she might offer virtual voice lessons in her newly freed-up schedule. She agreed, and also began teaching group classes, where Jones made several friends, including a woman who invited him to monthly Zooms that she organized for virtual table readings of musicals and films. He’s since traveled to New York and Florida to meet people from his classes and the table reads. In October, he—along with friends from the classes—went to see Phantom of the Opera during its reopening weekend to support his teacher.In pre-pandemic times, Jones had a handful of friends, but he said he struggled to make new ones. “I don’t have a ton of confidence in myself, and I try to not take up much space in the world,” he said. “Zoom, I think, kind of made everything feel like a level playing field.” He was more comfortable being himself on video calls because there was no obligation to see people again if they didn’t hit it off. During script readings, the group’s shared love of theater, plus the performance element of the Zoom gatherings, created a sense of connection and vulnerability. Since the pandemic started, Jones has met 25 people he initially became friends with over Zoom. A lot of them were shocked by his height (he’s 6 foot 2).Not all of Jones’s Zoom friendships have lasted. One woman whom he talked with for more than a year stopped speaking with him after they had an awkward in-person meetup. This is common, says Amy Johnson, a communications professor at the University of Oklahoma who studies long-distance friendships. Most people avoid conflict in digital communication because it’s normalized as a face-to-face interaction (think the preference for breaking up with someone in person rather than via text message, or even a phone call). In the absence of conflict, people can idealize their online relationships and fill in any missing information about the other person positively. Meeting in real life, then, can cause us to feel less close if the person doesn’t match our idea of them. This gap in closeness doesn’t need to be treated as a red flag as long as people recommit to getting to know each other on an intimate level, Johnson told me.Another defamiliarizing aspect of bringing Zoom friendships into the real world is learning other people’s nonverbal habits, which are sometimes conveyed poorly or not at all over video. This lack of cues can cause interruptions or stilted conversation during virtual group meetings, and it can also lead to feelings of unease or surprise when we finally meet in person. (It’s also not normal to look at your own face when getting to know someone.) Interacting with a person on Zoom is like seeing them with one eye, Jeremy Bailenson, a Stanford communications professor, told me. But in person, where we use all of our senses, we can add small yet rich layers of detail to our understanding of who other people are and how we perceive them. Bailenson felt disoriented when he first met a student in his lab after seeing her only on Zoom for months. That feeling soon faded, though. “You just have to put in the time to relearn a new way of being with someone,” he said.[Read: We need to stop trying to replicate the life we once had]Videochat cannot completely translate nonverbal cues, spatial awareness, or physical touch. Other forms of remote presence offer more promise. This summer, Bailenson taught a class almost entirely in virtual reality; his students wore headsets and interacted with one another as avatars. He sees benefits to having more lifelike ways to communicate virtually even beyond the pandemic, especially when traveling is unnecessary or challenging. But he still loves real, face-to-face meetings with students and friends too.Meeting even very close friends after long Zoom friendships can be challenging. Raz Bar-Ziv, a researcher at UC Berkeley, met his friend Tal, a scientist living in Germany, for the first time in Israel this summer, after a year of daily Zooming, talking on the phone, and exchanging WhatsApp voice memos. The two had connected through ScienceAbroad, a network of Israeli scholars living around the world, and got to know each other as they planned an online symposium. When they discovered they’d both be in Israel over the summer, they decided to meet. Bar-Ziv told me that it took him a while to comprehend that Tal was real. Here was this person he knew so well, but when she was sitting in front of him, he felt odd, like she was a stranger. Bar-Ziv was even unsure if they should hug, but when they did, it “was like we met many times before. We very quickly behaved like that.”I also spoke with a group of Zoom friends who initially bonded over their self-described shared identity as Latino comedy writers. They were first brought together by Jorge Thomson, who had invited four others whom he knew from various fellowships and workshops. He was hoping to create a space for Latino comedy writers to network and trade notes on the projects they were working on. When the group started meeting weekly at the start of 2021, it was scattered across the country in New York, California, Illinois, and Florida. Over the summer, the group met for the first time at a park in Los Angeles after being fully vaccinated. “We’re from a culture where the intimacy is organic but immediate,” Annelise Dekker-Hernandez, a member of the group, told me. “You feel like you’re all distantly family, and so we were very comfortable with each other from the jump.”Learning one another’s comedy styles and life stories through the process of workshopping helped the writers build trust. Thomson told me that their shared identity means he doesn’t have to overexplain his scripts, and he feels comfortable asking questions such as “Is there too much Spanish in the script?” and “How do you feel about this representation of our community?” Henry Alexander Kelly, another member, told me that the group was intrigued to discover how many mutual friends and connections they share. “We literally ran around each other for years,” he said. “Out of nowhere, Zoom meetings for Latinx comedy is what ends up bringing this relationship together.”Perhaps the most surprising thing about déjà Zoom is that it’s nothing new. People were making friends online pre-pandemic via Reddit and Twitter, and their predecessors MySpace and AOL. Even before the internet, people became acquainted with strangers as pen pals. Focusing on the novelty of online friendships might be missing the point, Joanna Yau, a researcher at the University of Southern California, told me. Core aspects of meaningful relationships are present in both online and offline friendships, but they manifest differently, she explained. Most people want to feel connected to others, validated, like they belong. We use texting, Snapchat, and Zoom differently, but we use them for the same reasons. Even with grainy video and choppy audio, we can still share our hopes, our fears, and our secrets.
The Longest Jail Sentences Over January 6 Capitol Breach—So Far
More than 120 individuals have pleaded guilty to charges, with 11 handed custodial sentences.
Doncic, Mavericks start hot-handed to beat Pelicans 139-107
Luka Doncic scored 18 of his team-high 28 points in the first quarter and dished out 14 assists in 27 minutes to power the Dallas M
9 hilarious positions toddler found sleeping in
So much for the “big girl” bed. A 2-year-old named Oaklyn is sleeping everywhere — except for her mattress — after switching out of a crib in this funny montage filmed by mom Megan Foster in Kelowna, Canada.
Smith, do-it-all Kessler lead No. 21 Auburn past UCF, 85-68
Walker Kessler and freshman Jabari Smith had big games on offense and Auburn turned up the defensive intensity in the second half.
Elon Musk Says People Over 70 Should Not Run for Office in Apparent Dig at Biden and Trump
The Tesla founder tweeted what he believed should be the age limit for politicians seeking power.
Tatum leads Celtics past 76ers, 88-87
Jayson Tatum had made just one of his first six shots against Philadelphia when Celtics coach Ime Udoka came to him with a sort of a pep talk.
This startup wants to help you save money on groceries, and combat food waste
It may be harder to find deals in the grocery store these days. Flashfood wants to help fix that, while also preventing food waste.
Love scores 22, Cavaliers end 20-game losing streak in Miami
Kevin Love scored 22 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped a 20-game losing streak in Miami, beating the Heat 111-85 on Wednesday night.
What Happened at the End of 'Gossip Girl' Season 1? Showrunner Breaks Down That Finale
"Gossip Girl" Showrunner Joshua Safran told Newsweek everything you need to know about the jaw-dropping season 1 finale.
Cheetah Cubs Rescued After Drought Forced Their Mother to Abandon Them
The cubs have been taken to an animal orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya's capital, and are being cared for by a team of vets.
DoorDash Driver Praised Online for Completing Delivery After Auto Accident
Despite another vehicle crashing into her car, the DoorDash driver made sure to complete the delivery before reacting.
NASA astronauts conduct spacewalk postponed due to debris risk
A spacewalk is back on the schedule for two astronauts Thursday after NASA initially postponed it due to concerns about the potential risk of debris. NASA postponed the spacewalk, originally scheduled for Tuesday, after receiving a space debris warning for the International Space Station.
No. 19 Cyclones overcome slow start, rout Ark-Pine Bluff
Iowa State coach T.J. Otzelberger didn't particularly like the way his team started against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, and he really didn't like the way it finished.
Carlos Santana cancels December shows following heart procedure
Carlos Santana has successfully undergone a heart procedure and is canceling several Las Vegas shows planned for December.
Supreme Court abortion case: 5 key moments from oral arguments
The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, a case in which the State of Mississippi is asking the court to strike down a lower court ruling that blocked its 15-week abortion ban law from taking effect.
Kreider, Shesterkin lead Rangers to 4-1 win over Flyers
Chris Kreider scored again and Igor Shesterkin stopped 33 shots to help the New York Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.
Suspect charged as adult in Michigan school shooting
The 15-year-old accused of killing four and injuring others at Oxford High School in Michigan is being charged as an adult. CNN's Shimon Prokupecz reports.
Arizona State University students protest ‘killer’ Kyle Rittenhouse as possible student
Kyle Rittenhouse protesters and supporters clash at Arizona State University.
5 things to know for Dec. 2: SCOTUS, Federal funding, Coronavirus, India, Michigan
Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day.
Abdur-Rahim's 3 helps Georgia shock No. 18 Memphis 82-79
A Memphis team that moved into the top 10 after opening the season with five wins suddenly is facing a mini-crisis following back-to-back losses.
Abortion at the Court
The Supreme Court seems likely to undermine or overturn Roe v. Wade.
Meghan Markle Calls Mail on Sunday 'Daily Fail' After Court Victory Over Newspaper
Meghan Markle issued a lengthy statement after finally winning a two-year tabloid privacy lawsuit that at one stage left her fearing she would lose a pregnancy.