Every month, we Strategist editors tell you about the best things we’ve recently bought for ourselves. But what about the things we wish other people would buy for us? It’s a ritual for us to share our holiday wish lists , but during the rest of the year we’re also having birthdays, housewarming parties, weddings , babies , and more. So now we’re spilling about the gifts we’d like for those milestones, as well. This time: senior editor Margaret Rhodes on anniversary gifts. The only person I know who’s pickier than a Strat editor is the one with whom I’m celebrating a three-year anniversary. The man will drink Yuengling out of a faded wedding koozie, but to shop with him is to analyze details most of us pass over — the way thread loops through a button, or the shade of rubber on the sole of a Vans shoe . I won’t even buy a houseplant without consulting him, so in honor of our anniversary — something that’s a mutual celebration, anyway — any … [Read more...] about The Gifts Our Senior Editor Is Contemplating for Her Anniversary
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(CNN) Top racing trainer Gordon Elliott has apologized after a photo surfaced of him sitting on top of a dead horse . Elliott, who trains horses at Cullentra stables in County Meath, Ireland, has won a slew of major titles including two Grand Nationals -- regarded as the most grueling and spectacular steeplechase in the world. "Firstly, I apologise profoundly for any offence that this photo has caused and can categorically state that the welfare of each and every horse under my care is paramount and has been central to the success that we have enjoyed here at Cullentra," wrote Elliott as he put out a statement on Twitter on Sunday after the image went viral online. Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary to quit horse racing over five years "The photo in question was taken some time ago and occurred after a horse had died of an apparent heart attack on the gallops. I appreciate that an initial viewing of this photo suggests it is a callous and staged … [Read more...] about Top racing trainer Gordon Elliott apologizes over photo of himself sitting on a dead horse
FENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The viral pandemic has triggered a cascade of price hikes throughout America’s auto industry — a surge that has made both new and used vehicles unaffordable for many. Prices of new vehicles far outpaced overall consumer inflation over the past year. In response, many buyers who were priced out of that market turned to used vehicles. Yet their demand proved so potent that used-vehicle prices soared even more than new ones did. The price of an average new vehicle jumped 6% between January of last year, before the coronavirus erupted in the United States, and December to a record $40,578, according to data from Edmunds.com. Yet that increase was nothing next to what happened in the used market. The average price of a used vehicle surged nearly 14% — roughly 10 times the rate of inflation — to over $23,000. It was among the fastest such increases in decades, said Ivan Drury, a senior manager of insights for Edmunds.com. The main reason for the exploding … [Read more...] about New or used? Either way, price hikes squeeze U.S. auto buyers.
close Video How to navigate the real estate market during a pandemic Broker Rogers Healy shares house hunting tips and the best areas to buy. Everyone knows that the creepiest basements are hidden basements . While discovering an extra room may be every homeowner’s dream, they probably aren’t picturing something from a scary movie. One woman, however, has recently claimed that's exactly what she found beneath her home. TikTok user Unfortunateexistance claims she found a trap door hidden under a carpet in her house. (iStock) A TikTok user named Unfortunateexistance posted a video in February, alleging she'd found a trap door hidden under a carpet in her house. After opening the door, she found a basement she claims she had been blissfully unaware up until this point, in a quick clip that has been viewed over 14 million times. Ever since, the user has been documenting her trips down into the dark, unfinished room in an … [Read more...] about TikTok users aghast after homeowner finds hidden basement one year after moving in
A number of Republican senators sent a letter to Amazon's CEO last week requesting answers to questions surrounding the removal of a book about transgender people from Amazon's online shelves following pushback from LGBTQ activists. In a letter released by Sen. Marco Rubio Marco Antonio Rubio CPAC, all-in for Trump, is not what it used to be Watch live: Day 2 at CPAC DeSantis derides 'failed Republican establishment' at CPAC MORE (R-Fla.), the senators, including Josh Hawley Joshua (Josh) David Hawley Five takeaways from CPAC 2021 CPAC, all-in for Trump, is not what it used to be Sunday shows preview: 2024 hopefuls gather at CPAC; House passes coronavirus relief; vaccine effort continues MORE (R-Mo.), Mike Lee Michael (Mike) Shumway Lee CPAC, all-in for Trump, is not what it used to be OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Key vote for Haaland's confirmation | Update on oil and gas leasing | SEC update on climate-related risk disclosure … [Read more...] about GOP senators question Amazon on removal of book about ‘transgender moment’