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Lorde talks about her new album on ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’

Lorde talks about her new album on ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’

Lorde appeared on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” Monday, where she discussed her new album “Solar Power,” which drops August 20. The singer revealed that the new album’s artwork, which Colbert said he was not allowed to show, was shot by a friend. “My friend just took it,” Lorde said. “It was just me…MORE

Emmys will now allow winners to remove gender-specific terms from statues

Emmys will now allow winners to remove gender-specific terms from statues

The Emmy Awards will allow “Actress” and “Actor” winners to be called “Performers,” the Television Academy has announced. According to the official Emmys website: “No performer category titled ‘Actor’ or ‘Actress’ has ever had a gender requirement for submissions. Now, nominees and (or) winners in any performer category titled ‘Actor’ or ‘Actress’ may request that…MORE

McDonald’s finally announces when its new loyalty program will launch

McDonald’s finally announces when its new loyalty program will launch

McDonald’s will launch its first-ever nationwide loyalty program July 8. It’s aimed at expanding McDonald’s customer base and enticing existing patrons to be more loyal in the highly competitive world of fast food. The program, called MyMcDonald’s Rewards, is only available on its app and gives customers 100 points for every dollar spent. People who…MORE

Billie Eilish apologizes after video surfaces of singer mouthing racial slur

Billie Eilish apologizes after video surfaces of singer mouthing racial slur

Superstar singer Billie Eilish has apologized after a video surfaced of her apparently mouthing along to a song as an anti-Asian racial slur is used. Seven-time Grammy winner Eilish posted a statement on her Instagram Stories Monday addressing the edited compilation of videos, which was widely circulated earlier this month. In one clip, Eilish mouthed…MORE

Government spending ‘fatigue’ is a risk worth watching

As the global recovery takes hold, governments around the world will be increasingly tempted to stop throwing so much cash at the economy. Investors could see that as a big mistake. What’s happening: President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal — part of $4 trillion in potential spending — is a priority in Washington this week. But…MORE

A free Peloton membership could be your newest work benefit

A free Peloton membership could be your newest work benefit

Paid time off, retirement benefits and … a Peloton membership? That could be your newest work perk as the fitness company rolls out a corporate program that offers free app memberships that normally cost $12.99 per month. Peloton Corporate Wellness is aimed at “providing employees access to innovative mental and physical health resources” the company…MORE

Rainforests are under siege. Here’s what you should know.

Rainforests are under siege. Here’s what you should know.

The world’s rainforests are under siege. Climate change has driven the average temperature of the Amazon rainforest up by as much as 1.5 degrees Celsius. As a result of higher temperatures and deforestation, drought has surged. In 2019 alone, tens of thousands of wildfires destroyed 2.24 million acres. Humans have wiped out or degraded nearly…MORE

Fact check: Lindsey Graham inaccurately describes Democrats’ redistricting proposal

At a conference of religious conservatives last week, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina inaccurately described a Democratic proposal to have independent state commissions, rather than state politicians, draw the boundaries of congressional districts. The proposal to transform the redistricting process is part of Democrats’ For the People Act, a sweeping elections and ethics…MORE

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