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Birkenstock’s CEO slams Amazon over third-party sales

The CEO of Birkenstock is squaring off with the online retail giant Amazon.  Birkenstock is fighting a new Amazon program that buys products from third-party merchants and sells them on its website. The footwear company pulled its products from Amazon earlier this year.  In an email obtained by the Washington Post, Birkenstock’s CEO, David Kahan, wrote to shop owners, “I share in no uncertain terms that this is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Any authorized retailer who may do this for even a single pair will be closed forever….

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Stars believe what?

Stars believe what? From alien abductions to leprechauns and Bigfoot, here are some of the strangest celebrity theories out there.  http://www.foxnews.com/”>Fox News http://www.foxnews.com/ Evan Rachel Wood Evan Rachel Wood doesn’t go anywhere without carrying sage and the gemstone tiger’s eye. Why? To clean “demons out of places.” The 29-year-old “Westworld” star revealed her strange habit to Cosmo. (Reuters) evan-rachel-wood Hayden Panettiere Hayden Panettiere is the latest to celebrity to share their thoughts on the chemical chemtrails conspiracy theory. Those who believe in chemtrails think that the white residue left behind…

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Clinton reportedly to focus book on Russia, Comey blame

Perhaps Hillary Clinton hasn’t heard the criticism from Democrats to stop blaming Russia and James Comey for her 2016 election loss. The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee reportedly plans to focus her forthcoming memoir on the role that Moscow’s meddling and former FBI Director Comey’s public statements about her email investigation played in her defeat to now-President Trump. The Hill reported that Clinton has told friends she wants “the whole story out there,” for a book expected for release in the fall. “She really believes that’s why she lost, and she…

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Dana Perino: Advice for Sarah Huckabee Sanders from One Female Press Secretary to Another

By Dana Perino | Fox News Opinion Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the third woman to be named White House press secretary.  I loved that job when I worked for President George W. Bush. I learned so much about my profession, my country and myself during those years. Sarah is a talented and grounded person who doesn’t need my help, but here’s my advice to her and any woman who is shooting for the moon on her chosen career path. 1. Trust your instincts. You’ve heard of a woman’s intuition –…

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How India and China Have Come to the Brink Over a Remote Mountain Pass

The dispute dates to contradictory phrases in an 1890 border agreement between two now-defunct empires, British India and China’s Qing dynasty, that put the border in different places. One gives Bhutan control of the area — the position that India supports — and the other China. “This comes down to both countries having a reasonable claim,” said Ankit Panda, a senior editor at The Diplomat, an Asian affairs journal. Bhutan and India say that China, by extending its road, is trying to extend its control over an area known as…

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GOP lawmaker says Trump’s public criticism of Sessions “not helpful”

As President Trump continues to publicly critique Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, says the president’s comments on Sessions are “not helpful.” “I think you ought to praise in public and critique in private,” Gowdy said on “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday. “You shouldn’t make personnel decisions, particularly at the Cabinet level, via Twitter,” he added. “It’s a really hard job, the attorney general doesn’t work for the president, he works for a blindfolded woman holding a set of scales.” The Republican’s comments come after Mr. Trump’s…

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Money can buy happiness, study says, but there’s a catch

Spending money to save yourself time may be worth the splurge. iStockphoto A new study is challenging the long-held notion that money can’t buy happiness. It turns out, it can — if you use that spare cash to buy yourself some free time, such as hiring someone do common household chores like cooking or cleaning or paying your neighbor’s kid to mow the lawn, researchers found. The study, led by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Harvard Business School, is published in Proceedings of the National Academy…

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Tech Tip: Finding Your Roots, Free

Q. Why do genealogy sites charge money for access to public records that are supposedly free? Is there any easy way to get to this information anyway? A. Viewing public records is typically free if you go to the municipal or religious archives and look them up yourself, or the organization has digitized and posted them. However, if a genealogy company took the time to scan paper-based records from various sources around the world, index them and make it easy to search through mountains of material from the comfort of…

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It’s High Time for Ticks, Which Are Spreading Diseases Farther

With the expansion of the suburbs and a push to conserve wooded areas, deer and mice populations are thriving. They provide ample blood meals for ticks and help spread the pests to new regions. Originally from the Southeast, the lone star tick, for example, is heading north; it can now be found in 1,300 counties in 39 states. The blacklegged tick, also called the deer tick, is expanding its territory, too. In a recent study, Dr. Eisen reported a nearly 45 percent increase since 1998 in the number of counties…

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