We Compared Hundreds of Refrigerators to Find the Best

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Your refrigerator is probably the most frequently used appliance in your home. When it comes time to upgrade, you should keep a few different factors in mind: price, allotted space, and personal taste. We know that refrigerators are a huge purchase and it can be difficult to find one that is reliable, relatively affordable, and in the finish that you need to match your space.

Refrigerators come in several different shapes, styles, and configurations to cater toward families of various sizes with different budget constraints, and multiple needs. Some people may prioritize having a water dispenser and filter, others need a large ice bucket, some want plenty of space for frozen foods, while others strive for as much fridge space for fresh veggies as possible. While there may not be a singular perfect refrigerator that’ll work for every home, knowing your household’s preferences is

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‘People are going to get burned’

After a three-week hiatus, John Oliver returned to Last Week Tonight to discuss the lure and prevalence of conspiracy theories, particularly at such a high-risk, high-information time as the coronavirus pandemic, which has created a “perfect storm for conspiracy theorists”, he said.

Hoaxes and conspiracy theories have proliferated since the pandemic began in March, Oliver recapped, with some online groups and websites claiming the virus doesn’t exist, or that it was created by pharmaceutical companies to create business for vaccines, or that 5G networks somehow cause illness. The pseudo-documentary Plandemic was viewed more than 8 million times in one week – a “shockingly high number”, Oliver said, not only for its numerous falsehoods but in that it racked up more views than Oliver’s preferred TikTok of a cat matching a piano’s pitch.

Given the transmissibility of Covid-19, conspiracy theories, even fringe ones, are especially dangerous now, Oliver explained, even if

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Here’s why COVID-19 has made arts education so problematic

Arianna Carson, who plans to study dance at SUNY Purchase in the fall, is photographed near her home in Rowland Heights on July 6, 2020. <span class="copyright">(Christina House / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Arianna Carson, who plans to study dance at SUNY Purchase in the fall, is photographed near her home in Rowland Heights on July 6, 2020. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times)

As a dance student at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Arianna Carson’s meticulously scheduled days often began at 5:15 am.

After commuting downtown to school, the 18-year-old spent the day balancing academic and dance classes. In the evenings, she would rehearse even more at a dance studio in Whittier until 9:30 p.m. By the time she began homework, it was usually around midnight.

When the pandemic forced her to take classes online, she transitioned her dance training to her living room and backyard.

The jam-packed days were crafted around Carson’s dream to become a professional modern dancer. She is scheduled to start this fall at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance in New York, even though

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‘My disability was never my barrier’

This feature is part of the ADA 30th Anniversary series, which marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, civil rights legislation which prohibits discrimination based on disability, provides accommodations for employees with disabilities, and requires public spaces to be accessible.

Haben Girma is an author, lawyer, speaker and disability rights advocate who’s been honored by world leaders including Justin Trudeau, Angela Merkel and former President Barack Obama, the latter of whom named her a White House Champion of Change in 2013. The 31-year-old also holds the distinction of being the first deaf-blind graduate of Harvard Law School. But with all of her accomplishments, Girma wants to make one thing crystal-clear: Her success hasn’t come in spite of her disability; it’s come in spite of ableism, or the discrimination and reinforcement of stereotypes against people with disabilities.

“My disability was never my barrier,” the San Francisco native

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Everything Jeffree Star didn’t address in his 10-minute ‘apology’ video

Jeffree Star broke his silence over the weekend.
Jeffree Star broke his silence over the weekend.

Jeffree Star / YouTube

  • Jeffree Star released a 10-minute YouTube video on Saturday called “Doing What’s Right,” where he vaguely apologized to James Charles.

  • The video follows Star’s month-long hiatus from the internet since Karmegeddon had people wanting some accountability from huge online celebrities like Star and Shane Dawson for problematic behavior in their pasts.

  • He said this video was the start of a “new chapter.” But as many commentators and YouTubers have pointed out, Star has been starting new chapters periodically throughout his entire career.

  • While he claimed to be taking responsibility for his past, Star left out a lot of specifics in his apology video, including the main accusations against him and Shane Dawson from Tati Westbrook, his problematic past, and the end to his partnership with makeup brand Morphe.

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Jeffree Star returned

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‘The disease is still around,’ officials warn as Ontario widens Stage 3 and cases in youth rise

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 110,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and nearly 8,800 deaths.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

July 20

4:00 p.m.: Ontario’s top doctors calls for people in the province to prevent community spread of COVID-19

Dr. David

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Ant Group – the $200bn technology titan you’ve never heard of

 Jack Ma, founder and CEO of the Alibaba Group - Jacques Brinon /Earns Alibaba
Jack Ma, founder and CEO of the Alibaba Group – Jacques Brinon /Earns Alibaba

He is known for his lavish parties and eccentric tastes. In the past Jack Ma, the 55 year-old billionaire founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has attended the group’s annual company festivals dressed up as a punk rocker or as Michael Jackson.

But the public float of his second company, Ant Group, could turn out to be his biggest extravaganza yet.

The forthcoming listing of the payments firm, which was announced on Monday, is expected to value it at $200bn (£158bn) – making it easily the most valuable listing of 2020 anywhere in the world.

Ant Group, formerly Ant Financial, provides mobile payments services across China and further afield with 1 billion users. Its products include mobile payments apps, backend payment services and digital wallets and is the market leader in China’s $16tn digital payments industry.

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Inside the power struggle over the high-stakes hearing with top tech CEOs

A week ahead of the congressional hearing of four of the most powerful tech industry CEOs, the power struggle has already started.

Lawmakers and advocacy groups are jockeying to shape the logistics of the first-of-its-kind July 27 gathering where the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will face questions — likely virtually — from the House’s top antitrust panel. Seemingly small details, they say, could decide whether the hearing succeeds in pinning down the executives about their companies’ alleged misconduct.

The testimony is drawing attention just for the fact that the four chief executives — Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai, whose companies are worth a combined $4 trillion — are appearing together before lawmakers for the first time. It’s also the first congressional appearance ever for Bezos, the world’s richest man.

The committee has yet to disclose crucial details about the hearing format, including whether

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Walmart, Marks & Spencer brace for tumultuous ‘back-to-school’ season

By Melissa Fares and Nivedita Balu

(Reuters) – As more school districts roll back their reopening plans to curb the spread of coronavirus, major retailers in the United States, EU and UK are aggressively discounting back-to-school backpacks and uniforms and airing new advertisements featuring students happily taking classes at home.

In the UK, Marks & Spencer <MKS.L> – a market leader – is offering deeply discounted merchandise, including 25% off across the entire school uniform range and free delivery for orders over £50. Land’s End will offer shoppers 60% off all backpacks Monday and Tuesday.

Walmart Inc <WMT.N>, which created a mask section in its “back to school clothing” department online, has begun airing a commercial showing a boy attending school, alone, in a mask one day, then taking class online in his bedroom the next day. Another ad shows a mom packing up a backpack with school supplies for

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The Secret to My Award-Winning Bread is a $4 Foil Roasting Pan

When I started baking bread five years ago, I had more time on my hands than money. I was an underemployed recent graduate trying to save some cash by taking up a hobby that produced food. Although I baked with enthusiasm, my early loaves of bread were disappointing—pale, poorly risen, and lacking in flavor. I made many batches of croutons, finding that frying even lousy bread in a generous amount of olive oil made something delicious. As my roommates gamely crunched on croutons, I kept trying different recipes and different rise times, but it didn’t seem to help. I took to the internet to look for answers.

Many bread bakers online tout the benefits of baking loaves in a Dutch oven to create a steam chamber inside of a home oven. This mimics the effect of a professional steam injection oven, where an infusion of hot steam during the first

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