▥Elliott and her team found that the critical ingredient of distraction is sound that changes in some noticeable way. "It could be music with lyrics," she says. "Music with lyrics is more distracting than music without lyrics."✐
↘Saudi Arabia's state-run oil giant Aramco recently announced record profits of $161 billion from last year. Profits rose 46.5% when compared to the company's 2021 results of $110 billion. Aramco said it hoped to boost production to 13 million barrels a day by 2027.♪FK24X7R2E152K➸An earlier report from the Fulton County medical examiner's office found no obvious signs of trauma on Thompson's body but noted a "severe bed bug infestation." It lists his cause of death as "undetermined."▫B380C800G-E4/51Officials say Teixeira worked in the 102nd Intelligence Wing based at Otis Air Force Base in Cape Cod, Mass., but his specific role and how he got access to the classified documents is unclear. The unit's job is to provide worldwide intelligence for combat support and homeland security.❉FA28NP02A332JNU06The U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday it will end its search for a man who reportedly fell overboard on a cruise ship traveling in the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii.⇤
↪"The social conditions of this country are far removed from the trial and hearing which is underway in the courts," Krishna Saagar Rao, a spokesperson from India's ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, tells NPR, referring to the Supreme Court case.◑C324C912J2G5TA7301▤"The President has previously underscored the need to preserve the historic status quo at the Haram al Sharif Temple Mount, as has the Secretary. We have done so repeatedly with our Israeli partners; we have done so repeatedly with our Jordanian partners," Price told reporters Tuesday at the State Department. "We took note of the fact that Prime Minister Netanyahu's governing platform calls for preservation of the historic status quo in relation to the holy places. We expect him to follow through on that commitment."♡
◫"The sheer density of people at the marathon alone made it very easy for people to share their experiences," Qu said. "We also saw public safety authorities [using Twitter] to transmit safety warnings."→1825J2K50271JCT◎White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Wednesday the United States had "grave concerns" about the bill, adding that it would hamper tourism and economic investment, and "damage Uganda's reputation."♜GA1812Y564KXAAT31G⇜Now, they're back in Ciudad Juárez — sleeping in a tent on the street and afraid to try crossing again.▶C0805C569D1GALTU¤The mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, heard the news all the way in Italy and tweeted that "mistaking art for pornography is just ridiculous." Nardella invited the school official to Florence to recognize her on behalf of the city.▎
✍And, she adds, that should be "standard practice, rather than a lauded exception" as government entities implement visibility and diversity into their programs and practices.￡GMC21X7R474K16NT⇤"I think a generational shift is happening in K-pop not only of the owners but also the creators," says the critic Kim Do-heon.卐
☝NPR's attempts to speak to the officers named in the DA's report were either unsuccessful or declined.➪
↝That summer, Trump denied the allegations and suggested that Carroll invented the story to sell more copies of her book.۰CWR29FC157KAXZ⇙Royal fans and heads of state alike are arriving in London for the first British coronation in 70 years.↾C1206C334M5RECAUTO7210✙Despite the attention the New York polio case attracted last year, most of the current outbreaks are in low-income countries which use the less-expensive oral polio vaccine and where vaccination rates are often incredibly low. In some places only 5% of kids are fully up to date on the childhood immunizations.ⓔ4540N391J602LE↿This is a wonderful novel that expertly combines adventure and terror, sprinkled with LaValle's mordant wit and assured prose. We didn't need any more proof that LaValle is one of the country's most exciting and imaginative writers of fiction, but it sure is nice to have anyway.↼
↧This year's event celebrates the opening of a new show at the museum's Costume Institute: "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty." Lagerfeld, one of the most looming presences in fashion for many decades, was the creative director for both Fendi and Chanel (respectively from 1965 and 1983 until his death in 2019) as well as his own eponymous line.▶IRF7401TRPBF✯A third measure passed by the legislature will strengthen the state's red flag law, and a fourth rolls back some legal protections for the firearm industry, exposing them to lawsuits from the victims of gun violence.☼
Too Scary for Younger Tots
Does what it says, BUT. . .
Not Worth My Time
not bad for a cheap knife!