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A married gay man is running for president. That’s a big deal.

(CNN)South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg entered the 2020 race for president on Wednesday, announcing his intentions with a video featuring scenes of him and his husband, Chasten, cooking and playing with their dog, Buddy.

This appears unlikely (but by no means impossible) at this point; Buttigieg is not very well-known outside of Indiana and he’s entering a crowded field of more established contenders. That a gay married man is running a serious campaign for president, however, is a big deal, and we shouldn’t let the improbability of his candidacy stop us from acknowledging this moment.
Only a decade ago, his run would have been unthinkable.
    Gay marriage was legal in only two states in January 2009 — Massachusetts and Connecticut...
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    A Bro’s Breakdown Of Colton’s ‘Bachelor’ Contestants Betches

    I’m Jared Freid. I’m a 33 year old comedian who loves The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. I love it so much, I live tweet every episode @jtrain56. As you can imagine, my father is v proud. V.

    For years, I’ve broken down the contestants before the new season. When I first started doing these, Snapchat was just an app to see boobs, and Instagram wasn’t a career. Also, ABC would only give me a picture, a name, an age, where they were from, and a profession. I’d make massive assumptions based on that small amount of information and that was my preview. Then ABC was like, “Let’s interview these monsters,” and suddenly my job got easier. Maybe too easy. The contestants would give weird answers, and you could basically tell which of them were Instagram follower thirsty...

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    Donald Trump just dunked on Nancy Pelosi’s CODEL and yes that is actually the headline

    (CNN)Less than 24 hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told President Donald Trump that he should reconsider delivering his State of the Union on January 29, the famed counter-puncher struck back. Bigly.

    And then, this dagger: “Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative.”
    Oh, it is ON.
      (That line is very likely an intentional echo of Pelosi’s Wednesday letter to Trump, in which she said of the President’s State of the Union address: “He can make it from the Oval Office if he wants.”)
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      “My sister always lets the cat smell what she’s cooking with. Today the cat met an onion.”

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      Gen Z Just Wants To Watch Netflix And Get Takeout, And Its Affecting Restaurants

      Connor Freeman really doesn’t like going to restaurants, and he has a host of reasons.

      For one, they’re too noisy.

      “I’m that person that likes to keep my conversations between me and the person I’m talking to, and I’m a loud talker in restaurants, so I tend to get looks because people are listening to me or hearing me,” he said.

      Dining out also takes too long and is too much of an “ordeal,” said the 21-year-old from Sarasota, Florida. “Getting ready, getting to the restaurant, getting food and then getting back home: It can definitely be a big process.”

      Freeman’s aversion to dining at restaurants is fairly common among others in Generation Z ― those born between the mid-1990s and early 2000s. Slightly older millennials like to see and be seen, but Gen Z often prefers to stay home ...

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      Step aside slime, these ASMR soap videos are the newest trend on the internet

      Image: Julie Rideout/GETTY IMAGES, Bob Al-Greene/Mashable

      This post is part of Hard Refresh, a soothing weekly column where we try to cleanse your brain of whatever terrible thing you just witnessed on Twitter.

      The internet can be a stressful place, but if you know where to look it can also provide a much-needed sense of relief.

      For example, after a long day of screaming at Twitter, fielding push notification from Donald Trump, and fending off trolls, I occasionally enjoy sitting back, relaxing, and watching videos of hot knives melting stuff.

      It may sound strange. It may sound devious and even slightly concerning. But trust me, it’s harmless and soothing AF. You know what? Here, let me just show you…

      Welcome, you ex...

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      This Anti-Salt Narrative Needs a Shakeup

      When it comes to public health in the developed world, the perfect can be the enemy of the good.

      The American Heart Association urges every American to reduce sodium intake to an “ideal” level of less than 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day – a goal that fewer than 1 percent of the world’s population achieves. No wonder: 1,500 milligrams represents the inescapable amount of sodium that’s embedded in the amount of food we need to avoid starving. Setting that as the “ideal” is really a zero-tolerance policy toward sodium: You can’t add salt when cooking, let alone eat anything from packages or restaurants.

      A few years ago the health division of the National Academies commissioned a panel to review all the science to date and concluded that there was no evidence that people would benefit ...

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      Pikachu Cooking Method

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      Anthony Bourdain’s death: Celebrity chefs ‘in complete shock’

      The restaurant world mourned the loss of chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain following his reported suicide Friday morning.

      CNN confirmed news that Bourdain, 61, was found unresponsive by close friend and French chef Eric Ripert in a hotel in France. The network said he was working on an upcoming episode of his show “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.”


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      Carluccio’s may close 30 restaurants

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      Carluccio’s could close up to a third of its branches in a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) rescue plan.

      Over 90% of Carluccio’s creditors approved the CVA, allowing it to close 30 loss-making restaurants.

      Under the plan, the company’s majority owner, the Dubai-based Landmark Group, will invest £10m in upgrading the remaining restaurants.

      It joins a growing list of restaurant chains cutting back in the face of higher costs and competition.

      In the year to 25 September 2016, even though revenues rose 2.7%, spiralling costs meant Carluccio’s pre-tax profits fell by 81% to just £982,000.

      The company, which runs 103 restaurants across the UK, had a management shake-up in January, with ...

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