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Netflix Series Has Made Chess a Hit AgainChess already seemed like a good fit for a pandemic—challenging, competitive, and time-consuming. Sales were up early in the lockdown, as people stuck at home played games of all kinds more. But then, last month, a Netflix miniseries kicked off. "Ever since the Queen's Gambit launched, our chess sales...
Newser2 days ago
That 'Secret Sister' Gift Exchange? It's a ScamIt's the holiday season, which means it's time for news outlets' annual reminder to readers to steer clear of a common Christmas-themed online scam. Posts about so-called "Secret Sister" gift exchanges proliferate social media around this time of year, asking for "six women" who want to spread some joy by...
Newser3 days ago
Zoom Offers Thanksgiving SurpriseWith top health experts like Dr. Anthony Fauci strongly urging people to forgo holiday gatherings with loved ones during the pandemic, many are opting to settle in for a quiet meal at home with members of their household only, perhaps with plans to hold a Zoom call with relatives far...
Newser10 days ago
Sweater Made Famous by Princess Di Is On Sale AgainPrincess Diana's attire was often the subject of tabloid reviews, but what she wore to one particular polo match in 1980 attracted special attention. It was a red wool crewneck sweater designed by Warm and Wonderful, with white sheep scattered across it—except for one black sheep located four rows...
Newser10 days ago
Here Are the Most Giving States in AmericaBetween charitable giving—last year, US donors ponied up nearly $450 billion for charity—and volunteerism, Americans keep opening up their wallets and their schedules to help those who are less fortunate. WalletHub wanted to see which states were especially benevolent, so it examined stats from all 50, looking at...
Newser10 days ago
'I Don't Know It': Mom With Dementia Plays BeethovenElaine Lebar may have dementia, but she still knows her way around a keyboard—and hasn't forgotten the third movement of Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata," TMZ reports. A video of the 92-year-old playing the piece recently became a hit on TikTok. "I don't know it," she says of the music, before...
Newser11 days ago
He Wore Gap Khakis On the Air. Now Everyone Wants ThemThey call him the "Map Daddy," but Steve Kornacki may soon see his nickname change to the "Gap Daddy." The MSNBC political correspondent went viral in some circles during election week not only with his nerdy explainers on electoral math, but also with an outfit that Vox describes as "similar...
Newser13 days ago
Christmas Catalog for the Rich Is a Little Different This YearThis year's Neiman Marcus catalog of "Fantasy Gifts" for the super-rich has been released—and while there's no shortage of items for the 1% to splurge on, the 2020 book's focus is largely on staying home comfortably, and all the jet-setting trips available are within the US. The "curated experiences"...
Newser17 days ago
Dictionary Changes Its Definition of 'Woman'Oxford University Press has amended its dictionaries after a pressure campaign alleged "derogatory" and "sexist" definitions of the word "woman," the Guardian reports. Among the changes to Oxford Dictionaries: A woman is now listed as "a person's wife, girlfriend, or female lover" instead of just a man's, and the "man"...
Newser18 days ago
Her 10-Year-Old Was Pulled Out to Sea. Kevin Saved the DayKevin Cozzi was in the right place at the right time—and a Texas mom now wants to reward him for it. Per KXXV and KFSN , Samantha Whiting was at a beach in Monterey, Calif., on Aug. 15 with her children on their last day of vacation when she saw...
Newser24 days ago
One Baby Name Is Surging in Different CountriesIf you've been noticing a bunch of Liams running around, and you're not a current resident of Ireland, you're not the only one. Liam was the top name for baby boys in the US this year, and the Guardian reports that more than 20,000 babies here were given that...
Newser1 month ago
It Has Banksy's Signature. Here's Why He Won't Authenticate ItA man who appeared on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow , hoping to hear the value of his Banksy artwork, ended up receiving a rebuke from the show's specialist and Banksy's team. The unidentified man told specialist Rupert Maas that he found the artwork—featuring Banksy's name and a rat stencilled on...
Newser1 month ago
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