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New House of Lords expenses scandal as peers claim tens of thousands of pounds despite doing NOTHING

Calls to reform the House of Lords grew tonight in the wake of the latest expenses ­scandal, where greedy peers have pocketed tens of thousands of pounds each for turning up and doing nothing. Seventeen claimed £400,427 of taxpayers’ cash between them in the last year, despite failing to speak, sit on a committee or submit a written question. Labour ...

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'The OA' star Brit Marling details encounter with Harvey Weinstein and says he asked her to shower with him

Brit Marling alleges Harvey Weinstein asked her to shower with him during a meeting at a hotel. Mike Windle/Getty Images/Netflix Actress and writer Brit Marling published an account in The Atlantic detailing her own experience with Harvey Weinstein in 2014. Marling said she was invited to a meeting at a hotel, which led to her being alone with Weinstein in ...

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George Clooney and Matt Damon speak out about what they knew about Harvey Weinstein: 'He was a womanizer'

George Clooney and Matt Damon say they didn’t know the extent of the sexual assault and harassment allegations against H Screenshot/ABC George Clooney and Matt Damon say they were unaware of sexual abuse allegations by dozens of women against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.  Both actors, whose careers Weinstein helped launch, say they thought Weinstein was a “womanizer,” but not a predator. Clooney argued that Hollywood ...

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An Apple alum is helping people land secret gigs on the 'hidden job market'

You’ve got to know how to navigate the secret job market, says ExecThread founder Joe Meyer (pictured). Joe Meyer Job openings for senior roles are often not advertised.  Apple and AOL alum Joe Meyer has established a “clearinghouse” type site to help experienced employees find new opportunities. “You enter this odd, weird world that everyone knows about, but no one ...

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The 5 worst Halloween candies for you health — and five better alternatives

These tiny candies could cause more health issues than you think…seanmfreese/Flickr We rounded up the five least healthy Halloween candies you might find in your kids’ basket this year. The worst offenders were chosen based on calories, fat, and sugar content. We also came up with five, slightly healthier (and comparable) candy swaps you can make leading up to Halloween. ...

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41 celebrities you didn't realize were Scorpios

Drake and Emma Stone celebrate birthdays this season.Jamie McCarthy/Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images As of October 23, we’ll be entering Scorpio season, which lasts till November 21. This season brings a phase of passion, mystery, and power, as well as cooler weather and spooky vibes.  We’ve rounded up some notable Scorpios, from Drake to Emma Stone, who will be celebrating birthdays this season.  Ryan ...

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A battery company boasting former SpaceX and Apple engineers just released their first product

The Saber comes in black, blue, and red. Romeo Power Romeo Power is a Los-Angeles-based startup that says its battery tech can rival Tesla. The startup says it has battery design contracts with five major automakers. On Thursday, Romeo Power unveiled its first battery pack for consumers. Romeo Power says its battery tech is ready for the primetime. Romeo Power ...

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ESPN cancels controversial new 'Barstool' show after a single episode

Dan “Big Cat” Katz (left) and PFT Commenter (right), with guest Scott Van Pelt. ESPN ESPN President John Skipper took personal responsibility for the controversial new show. Skipper said he thought the show would be able to distance itself from Barstool Sports. The show came under fire when ESPN host Sam Ponder showed how she had been attacked by the website. ESPN ...

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Why sports streaming service fuboTV made ads deliberately designed to offend people

The legendary Fubo Chavez fuboTV The upstart streaming TV service fuboTV has rolled out a series of ads designed to push people’s buttons. The character Fubo Chavez has irked some, but also drawn some fans in social media, which the campaign’s authors say was the plan. Since the start of the NFL season, the ads have helped fuboTV surpass the ...

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Google's Pixel 2 smartphone uses the same waterproofing material that off-road cars use

Google finally made its Pixel 2 smartphones water-resistant, which was one of the bigger missing features in last year’s Pixel smartphones. Indeed, the new Pixels have a rating of “IP67,” which means it can go down to about three feet of water for up to 3o minutes. I wouldn’t recommend using the Pixel 2 for underwater photography, but it’s useful ...

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