6 things to know about Prince George’s new school

When Kensington Palace announced Friday that 3-year-old Prince George would be attending Thomas’s Battersea prep school beginning in September, it almost broke the internet. The palace says the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are “delighted to have found a school where they are confident George will have a happy and successful start to his education.” Here are six things to know about the tony coed establishment for ages 4-12 where the young royal will be spending his school days. … …read more Source:: AOL.com

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Ask Amy: My husband told me to ‘get over it,’ so here’s my plan

DEAR AMY: I have been married for 33 years. I love my husband, but I have totally enabled him — to the point where I am now feeling abused. For instance, this morning, he was in a minor car accident. Through my business relationships, I have an excellent contact in the repair business, and so I kindly took his car in, gave him mine to use in the interim and picked up the rental. I asked him to drive the rental so I could have my car back, and he refused. I told him I felt used. He basically said I should get over it. Because of my family background… Read More

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Family ties to Seattle a big part of Mike Hopkins’ decision to become Huskies head coach

Mike Hopkins spent a long time with the Syracuse Orange. He played for the New York university from 1989 to 1993 then he returned as an assistant coach for Jim Boeheim in 1996 after spending some time as a professional player in the CBA and in Europe. Over the next 20-plus years, he not only established himself as Boeheim’s right-hand man and a valuable member of Mike Krzyzewski’s Team USA coaching staffs, he also earned the distinction of being the man picked to replace Boeheim as Syracuse’s head coach after the 2017-18 season. That won’t happen now, though. Not after he accepted the job as Washington’s new men’s basketball coach… Read More

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Carolyn Hax: Do I owe this bride a better gift?

DEAR CAROLYN: What are your thoughts on wedding gifts when not invited to the wedding? A family member had a destination wedding six months ago. We were told they weren’t having any guests but later learned several couple-friends of theirs accompanied them. They spent nearly eight months doing extensive renovations to their new home, and then sent out invitations to a cookout to come see their new digs. When we arrived, this “cookout” was fully catered, had valet parking attendants and had over a hundred guests. There was a gift table — not everyone brought gifts — but I would say there were 25 or so on the table. I… Read More

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When is the best time to eat a banana?

I don’t consider myself a picky eater, but there are certain things I just can’t swallow. Raw celery, for example, or cilantro. Another one is ripe bananas. When bananas turn bright yellow or start having those hideous brown spots, forget it. I have to throw the whole bunch away. I can’t even stand the smell. The only time I can eat the fruit is when the peel is still greenish — at least at the tips. Apparently, that’s not how many of my friends eat their bananas. I’ve gotten into several heated conversations about optimal ripeness level — so I decided to investigate this and call up some scientists. Is… Read More

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Escaping Office Ennui Through Painful Exercise

Most office workers sit for 10 hours a day, but if they sign up for the Tough Mudder, a military-style obstacle course, they’ll certainly be on their feet—running through live electrical wires. They’ll also be on their hands, swinging from treacherous-looking monkey bars, and on their stomachs, crawling through the mud. And yet, millions of people have paid about $100 each for the privilege. Rebecca Scott, a lecturer at Cardiff Business School in Wales, sought to explore this paradox when she was working on her PhD dissertation. Initially focused on the psychology of hedonism and pleasure, she was interviewing competitive offshore yacht racers in Sydney, Australia, when one day a… Read More

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9 reasons why the Raptors should sign-and-trade Kyle Lowry

Kyle Lowry is unequivocally the Toronto Raptors most valuable player. As I’ve said on the Free Association podcast, a strong case can be made that the Raptors would be better off moving on from him this summer. At the recent Sloan analytics conference, Raptors president Masai Ujiri mentioned a GM’s job is all about taking risk. A Lowry-free future would be a risk, but so too would be doing the same thing expecting different results. Here are nine reasons why the Raptors should explore a sign and trade this summer for the impending free agent. 1. THEY HAVE INTERNAL OPTIONS What the Cory Joseph, Delon Wright, Fred VanVleet trio has… Read More

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Three things we learned in the NHL: Islanders move into playoff spot

• Islanders move into a wild-card spot • Lightning move closer • Ducks catch up to Sharks in Pacific As he made his way around the ice at PPG Paints Arena on Friday night, Josh Ho-Sang was met with some boos from the home crowd. The New York Islanders forward likely wasn’t too bothered, though. He’s made headlines recently for wearing Mario Lemieux’s No. 66 — a way of paying homage to his childhood hero — and while Lemieux himself told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he’s “fine” with the gesture, Ho-Sang said ahead of Friday’s clash with the Pittsburgh Penguins that he would understand if fans there had some animosity… Read More

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The US government’s laptop ban is now in effect — here’s what we know so far

The Department of Homeland Security’s ban on large electronics is now officially in effect. The ban, which was announced on Tuesday, forbids passengers from bringing any electronic devices larger than a cell phone into the cabin of certain flights to the US. Airlines were scrambling for answers to the operational nightmare created by the ban, after getting just 96 hours to comply or risk losing their license to fly into the US. There are still a lot of unanswered questions about the ban’s motives, its effectiveness at deterring a terrorist attack, the huge loopholes left open by the Trump administration, and how airlines are expected to comply with the ban… Read More

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