Amazon Uses a Twitter Army of Employees to Fight Criticism of Warehouses

On Wednesday evening, a phalanx of Amazon employees known as “FC ambassadors” began tweeting again about how great it is to work at Amazon. When the ambassadors see others on social media discussing the brutal working conditions at Amazon fulfillment centers, its anti-union actions or anything else unflattering about the company, they step in to…

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Medical News Today: Why have my toes turned red?

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The F.D.A.’s New Cigarette Warnings Are Disturbing. See for Yourself.

WASHINGTON — The corpse is gone. So are the grief-stricken woman, the rotting teeth and the man struggling to smoke despite a hole in his windpipe. Nine years after the Food and Drug Administration first proposed graphic images as warnings on cigarette packs but was thwarted by tobacco companies in a successful court battle, the…

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Medical News Today: How to improve your memory: 8 techniques to try

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36 Hours in Santa Barbara County

With its Mission-style facades and showy tropical foliage, Santa Barbara could be a commercial for the California good life. It can be easy to underestimate the struggles of a place so seemingly flawless. But Santa Barbara has had a tough few years. From the devastating wildfires in 2017 and 2018 to the flooding and mudslides…

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17 Cute Hiking Outfits You Can Wear On and Off the Trail

Hiking-inspired looks may be a fall fashion trend, but we prefer to wear shearling on the trail, not a catwalk. But that doesn’t mean you have go totally granola. After all, did you even visit Runyon Canyon if you didn’t post a cute outfit pic to your IG stories? So whether your next hike involves…

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Small Miracles, Wrapped in Pancakes, at Let’s Makan

Sometimes a single dish justifies a restaurant’s existence. At Let’s Makan in Chinatown, it’s a snack: apam balik, a pancake that on the streets of Malaysia might be thick and porous or, as served here, dosa-thin, tender at the heart and so crisp at the edges that it stops just short of shattering. A batter…

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New York Subpoenas Banks and Financial Advisers for Sackler Records

The New York state attorney general has begun issuing subpoenas to 33 financial institutions and investment advisers with ties to the Sackler family, part of an aggressive effort to track billions of dollars that prosecutors claim the family siphoned out of Purdue Pharma to hide profits gained from the company’s opioid painkillers. The recipients of…

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BaubleBar Launches Fine Jewelry—and It’s Affordable

Courtesy BaubleBar BaubleBar has always been a go-to for on-trend costume jewelry that doesn’t break the bank. But now, the brand is getting into the fine jewelry game too. Featuring solid 14-karat gold, diamonds, and gemstones, BaubleBar’s Fine Jewelry collection, which will be a permanent line within the accessories brand, launches today. The debut collection…

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How a Teeny-Weeny Chef Became a Great Big Star

LOS ANGELES — The chef stands only six inches tall, like an enchanted ball of moss sprung to life. Made of wood, foam latex and metal, he preps vegetables, simmers sauces and bakes pies the size of bottle caps, all while chattering in a lispy singsong that is mostly incomprehensible. As the title character of…

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