She berated me because my self-restraint makes her feel bad

Dear Amy: Recently, a longtime, good friend was staying with me as a guest for five nights at an expensive resort. She is used to consuming drinks and snacks throughout the day. I am the opposite, and closely watch what I eat and always politely decline ordering anything when she asks. Last week she told … Read more

Feds: 47 exploited pandemic to steal $250M from food program

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal authorities charged 47 people in Minnesota with conspiracy and other counts in what they said Tuesday was the largest fraud scheme yet to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic by stealing $250 million from a federal program that provides meals to low -income children. Prosecutors say the defendants created companies that … Read more

Live cultural events are back. Now we just need audiences – The Irish Times

The turning of the seasons was readily apparent as we plodded across the grounds of Stradbally House last Sunday afternoon. Electric Picnic groggily roused itself around us for its final evening, as the mud generated by earlier downpours sucked at our boots while the late summer sun blazed down and a strong breeze blew across … Read more

China supply chain: Tech companies slowly shift production away from China

In the coming weeks, Apple and Google will unveil their latest generation of smartphones, jockeying to distinguish the new devices from previous models. But one of the most significant changes will go largely unnoticed by consumers: Some of these phones will not be made in China. A very small portion of Apple’s latest iPhones will … Read more

Fall Preview: Is it, maybe, back to normal at the movies?

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in three years, the fallen movie industrial complex is lurching back into high gear. Festival red carpets are rolled out. Oscar campaigns are primed. Long-awaited blockbusters, like “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “Avatar: The Way of Water,” are poised for big box office. But after the tumult … Read more

Struggling with long Covid? Here’s what you should and shouldn’t eat

Fatigue, brain fog, heart palpitations and breathing difficulties. Those are just some of the common symptoms of “long Covid” that can affect people in the long term after recovery from infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control. However, according to Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn, director of the Mayo Clinic’s Covid Activity Rehabilitation Program, symptoms are … Read more