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Posted by: | Posted on: January 20, 2021

Some Trump backers are getting hit with one-star online reviews

Let’s say you’re in the market for a new pillow.

Maybe you don’t follow politics and aren’t much of a news consumer, but you’ve heard of the ultra-popular MyPillow and are considering trying it out.

Log on to Amazon, and the reviews there might leave you scratching your head. Here’s a few examples:

“It sucked there al lying to you and that pillow guy.”

“Horrible product, just like it’s CEO.”

“It is okay not soft ! But Mike Lindell wants to declare martial law in America, he won’t be getting my business! Stick to pillows pal.”

Even the recent positive reviews might be confusing, such as one reading, “Would be a full 5 star review but from the product listing I was expecting a box with this – was hoping to eventually get this autograph by Mike who was a key Trump advisor and now is a famous celebrity.”

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Posted by: | Posted on: January 20, 2021

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Can Keep Future Earnings, per Agreement Between Treasury and Regulators

The Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Treasury Department have reached an agreement that will allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to keep their earnings for the foreseeable future.

The FHFA and Treasury agreed to amend the preferred stock purchase agreements for the shares in the two enterprises that the federal government continues to hold following the Great Recession. The amendments will let Fannie and Freddie retain all earnings until they have reached the requirements set by FHFA’s new capital rule issued late last year. Under that rule, the two mortgage giants would have been required to hold $283 billion in unadjusted total capital as of June 30, 2020, based on their assets at the time.

In 2019, the two agencies reached an agreement to let the mortgage giants retain up to a combined $45 billion in earnings — $25 billion for Fannie Mae and $20 billion for Freddie

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Posted by: | Posted on: January 19, 2021

Which of These 6 Oval Office Desks Will Joe Biden Choose for His White House Workplace?

As incoming presidents and their families settle in at the White House, they get to put their distinctive stamp on the place—which means everything from new paint and carpeting in the private residence to fresh drapes and artwork in public rooms.

But when it comes to the Oval Office, one item takes precedence over all others: the desk! As Joe Biden readies himself to take office as our 46th president, one of his first personal decor decisions is picking which one he wants as his office centerpiece.

There are actually six different desks that have been used throughout history by past American leaders, and each new commander in chief gets to select the one that suits him best.


As a fun run-up to this decision, we’ve asked design pros to predict which desk Biden is most likely to choose and why. Check out the half-dozen options below, along with

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Posted by: | Posted on: January 18, 2021

How To Grow Microgreens at Home for Fresh Sprouts All Winter Long

That verdant, tangled nest atop your avocado toast looks adorable and tastes like springtime itself. But if you think the only way to satisfy your yummy microgreen fix is to hit up the local hipster cafe or via delivery, guess again.

Growing your own tiny shoots at home doesn’t require a green thumb at all. In fact, this gardening project is as fast and easy as it gets. Microgreens need very little space and maintenance, and can be harvested in less than two weeks.

And if you’re trying to start off 2021 on the right foot with a healthier eating plan, microgreens are a nutritional powerhouse.


“Many of these plants are four to six times higher in vitamins and antioxidants than the same fully grown plants,” says Susan Brandt, master gardener and president of Blooming Secrets.

Read on for more about how to grow microgreens, including the tools

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Posted by: | Posted on: January 16, 2021

Bingeing ‘Bridgerton’? Bring It Home With These 8 Beautifully Bougie Decor Items

“All is fair in love and decor,” or so we keep telling ourselves, in our best Lady Whistledown voice. If you’re one of those—like this author—who mainlined Shonda Rhimes‘ new Netflix series, “Bridgerton,” chronicling the steamy love lives of a group of siblings in an alternate-universe Regency England (it’s now the streaming service’s fifth most-watched original series), you may be fantasizing about decking out your home in the show’s extravagant patterns and rich colors.

Well, while your chances of landing a duke may be farfetched, you can certainly pull off some of the show’s lush looks in a way that’s worthy of a Whistledown write-up.

Inspired by top designers (also fellow fans), here’s our list of eight absolute must-haves to make your space as swoon-worthy as a 19th-century London home—in Shondaland.

1. Sophisticated door knocker


Bumblebee door knocker

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It all starts at the front door, dear

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Posted by: | Posted on: January 16, 2021

NFL’s Larry Fitzgerald Reportedly Sells Arizona Estate for $18M

The Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald scored a quick sale of his massive mansion in the desert, AZ Central reports. The future Hall of Famer pulled in $18 million for his Paradise Valley, AZ, estate.

The sale of the pricey property is the third most expensive home ever to sell in Arizona, according to the Phoenix Business Journal. Which isn’t a shock, given that the mansion is located in the state’s most expensive ZIP code.

Beautiful stone exterior of home in Paradise Valley, AZ

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Details of his deluxe gated digs are scant, with little visual evidence of what Fitz has left behind. The sprawling spread features four bedrooms and seven bathrooms, on 13,929 square feet of living space.


Set on 3 acres, with views of Camelback Mountain, the grounds include a manicured lawn, basketball court, pool, and a separate guesthouse. A satellite view shows a long,

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