For three years my family has been involved in working for passage of “hands-free” legislation regarding the use of electronic devices while driving. In those three years, the opposition has largely been silent, but effective in killing the bill. They’ve provided a few baseless claims in an attempt to support their position. Most recently, I read the Feb. 15 commentary by state Rep. Jeremy Munson, R-Lake Crystal. While his letter scored high on the fearmongering scale, I’m still waiting for a substantive argument from the opposition. Let’s look to those states that have put aside the political hatchet in favor of sound legislation. The evidence clearly demonstrates the positive impact of “hands-free” laws. Of the 14 states that have data available on crashes since passage of such legislation, 13 have seen reductions in the number of fatalities on their highways. Five of those states have seen a reduction of 20 percent or more, and the average … [Read more...] about Readers Write: Distracted driving, ‘conversion therapy,’ immigration and borders, national emergency, Edina schools and Valentine’s Day
Unique valentines day gifts for him
For almost 37 years, for Valentines Day I have: Bought my wife red roses. Purchased a romantic Hallmark card. Given her a box of chocolate candy. Taken her out to eat at a nice restaurant. That’s pretty much my plan for 2019 and years beyond. But these days, there are some clever options for Valentines Day. How about a hunk of Cheddar cheese shaped as a heart? Some outfit in Britain sells organic, heart-shaped Cheddar for that unique gift. Also in Britain, you can buy a bright red heart-shaped umbrella or a personalized 12-inch vinyl record. You pick the songs and the record cover is printed with your Valentine message. If you are single and dating, it can be difficult to give your sweetie a gift that is appropriate to the point you are at in your relationship. If you have just started dating, cheese might be a good idea. If you have been seeing each other for a while, you could buy two personalized coffee mugs with your name and her name. If you are in a serious relationship, … [Read more...] about Be careful about giving unusual Valentine’s Day gifts
Remi Rosmarin, provided by Published 9:29 am CST, Monday, February 11, 2019 $143.56Average amount people will spend on Valentine's Day in 2018.WalletHub $143.56 Average amount people will spend on Valentine's Day in 2018.WalletHub Photo: AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File Photo: AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File Image 1 of / 20 Caption Close Image 1 of 20 $143.56Average amount people will spend on Valentine's Day in 2018.WalletHub $143.56 Average amount people will spend on Valentine's Day in 2018.WalletHub Photo: AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File 25 last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts that are Amazon Prime-eligible 1 / 20 Back to Gallery TheInsider Picks team writes about … [Read more...] about 25 last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts that are Amazon Prime-eligible
We consulted CEOs and brand chiefs at top dating services about how to impress your loved one this Valentine’s Day. Malik Dupree for Observer In case you haven’t yet noticed, Valentine’s Day is just one week away. While there’s no shortage of shopping guides and gift ideas out there on what you can buy your loved one this sweet season, picking out the right gift—whether for him or for her—is alway a tricky task. Subscribe to Observer’s Lifestyle Newsletter So, to save you time and stress, we asked experts in the dating industry, including CEOs and brand chiefs of dating apps, wedding registry platforms and matchmaking sites, how to get a bit more creative beyond the standard formula of roses and chocolate. And here are the best six we heard: A Personalized Keepsake or Edible “Putting a real thought and effort into a keepsake gift goes far,” said Tina Wilson, the founder of Wingman, a dating app that lets you play … [Read more...] about 6 Non-Cheesy Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas, According to Dating Experts
By SLOANE CROSLEY JUNE 7, 2018 Part of our New York Issue: love in a single Saturday in New York. Love City The Hearts of New York Editor’s Letter 1:04 AM Clinton Hill 1:52 AM East Village 2:08 AM Sunset Park 2:17 AM Staten Island 3:30 AM Mount Eden 4:56 AM Times Square 5:15 AM Astoria 7:02 AM Kips Bay 8:28 AM Bed-Stuy 10:02 AM Central Park 12:10 PM Nomad 1:04 PM U.W.S. 2:42 PM Chelsea 2:42 PM Richmond Hill 3:10 PM South Brooklyn 3:25 PM East Elmhurst 4:22 PM Bed-Stuy 5:20 PM Gramercy Park 5:31 PM Rikers 6:16 PM Red Hook 7:54 PM Richmond Hill 8:37 PM Bed-Stuy 9:21 PM Flatiron 9:25 PM Bronx Center 11:27 PM Bushwick Love Lost What Kind of New Yorker Gets Up Early for a Royal Wedding? Text by Sloane Crosley Photographs by Dolly Faibyshev JUNE 7, 2018 There is very little America needs to know … [Read more...] about What Kind of New Yorker Gets Up Early for a Royal Wedding?