Woman goes from a bobby pin to a Tennessee home in 28 trades

A San Francisco woman who put a single bobby pin up for trade on Craigslist in May 2020 said it took her 28 exchanges and about a year and one-half to trade up to a Tennessee home. Demi Skipper, 30, who chronicled her “Trade Me Project” on TikTok, said she was inspired by Kyle McDonald, […]


Sam Darnold not cleared for contact

The Panthers designated quarterback Sam Darnold for return from injured reserve on Wednesday, but any return to the active roster isn’t coming in the near future. Head coach Matt Rhule told reporters that “it’s good for Sam to start to get out there and practice with his teammates and do some drills,” but the drills […]


What day is it? How holidays warp our sense of time

The holidays are coming and chaos is upon us. You may be navigating crowded parking lots in the heat, shuffling from one holiday party to the next, not to mention trying to avoid recently arrived relatives. Amid this chaos, you might experience time a bit differently. You might forget what day it is. New Year’s […]


Google’s YouTube TV reaches deal to restore access to Disney channels

Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) YouTube began restoring access to Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) channels on its platform on Sunday, after the companies reached a distribution agreement to end a two-day blackout. YouTube tweeted that “we’ve reached a deal with Disney and have already started to restore access to channels like ESPN and FX.” Neither company disclosed […]


Here’s the total value of all Xbox/PC Game Pass titles added this year

Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass—and newly named PC Game Pass—has seen its popularity rise this year, thanks partly to the number of games hitting the service on launch day. If you’ve ever wondered how much all the titles Microsoft added in 2021 would total if bought individually, we now know the answer: over $6,300. The last […]


Wire-biting squirrels force Minnesota park to scale back Christmas lights

A Minnesota park has scaled back Christmas decorations this year, and members of the nonprofit that maintains the park said fat squirrels are to blame. Lee Ann LaBore, co-chair of the Friends of Mears Park, said the annual holiday display in the St. Paul park had to be cut back this year when vendors refused […]