One couple's journey to renovate a tired laundromat has captured viral attention as they finally opened their new and improved community hub. Erin Carpenter, 30, and her husband Jonathan, 33, have been renovating properties for years, and while on the hunt for their next project stumbled on a laundromat in their hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. "A laundromat was never really on my radar personally, but Jon is a very smart entrepreneur and businessman, he's always been interested in the concept of a laundromat," Carpenter told Newsweek . Married in June 2020, the couple had their own experience of using laundromats during their 4-month honeymoon living on the road in an RV: "We worked remotely, so we sometimes needed to work from laundromats. We took so many photos of them," said Carpenter. "They were places we spent a lot of time and there aren't a lot that are cozy and comfortable." In July 2022, the couple purchased the building in Charleston which had been a … [Read more...] about “It’s a good investment”: Young couple buys and renovates old laundromat
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In a Roman Tomb, ‘Dead Nails’ Reveal an Occult Practice
When it came to the treatment of diseases, the ancient Romans had no shortage of magical remedies, several of which involved iron nails. To cure epilepsy, the first-century historian Pliny the Elder advised driving a nail into the ground at the spot where the afflicted person’s head lay at the start of the seizure. The Romans hammered nails into doors to avert plagues and pounded coffin nails into thresholds to keep nightmares at bay. Nails from tombs and crucifixions were sometimes even worn around the neck as talismans against fevers, malaria and evil spells. Recently, archaeologists excavated an unusual set of talismanic nails from a mountaintop necropolis on the outskirts of Sagalassos in southwestern Turkey. In an early Roman imperial tomb, 41 broken nails were found scattered among the cremated remains of an adult male who had lived in the second century A.D. and was buried in situ. Twenty-five of the nails were headless and deliberately bent at right angles; the others were … [Read more...] about In a Roman Tomb, ‘Dead Nails’ Reveal an Occult Practice
‘I wish I knew about it’: Hayden Panetierre opens up about postpartum depression and struggle with alcohol
Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Hayden Panettiere has spoken candidly about how she wishes she had known about the risk of postpartum depression after giving birth to her daughter, Kaya. The Scream 6 star, 33, has been open about her struggles with substance abuse , as she was addicted to opioids and alcohol. In a recent interview with E! News’ The Rundown , Panettiere shared how turning to alcohol to deal with postpartum depression made “everything worse”. She told host Erin Lim Rhodes: “I wish I knew about postpartum depression. I wish I knew to look out for it. I just thought there was something seriously wrong with me, so I thought, ‘Fireball will fix this – duh!’ and it didn’t. It does for a moment, but then it makes everything worse.” The actor said she did not learn about postpartum … [Read more...] about ‘I wish I knew about it’: Hayden Panetierre opens up about postpartum depression and struggle with alcohol
Retail consultant Mary Portas warns John Lewis it has ‘let go of the soul’
For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Retail consultant and broadcaster Mary Portas has sent an open letter to department store John Lewis warning that it has “let go of the soul”. Ms Portas published the letter on the networking site LinkedIn following the news John Lewis was considering ending its employee-owned business structure in order to attract investment. The retail giant has also recently warned of potential job cuts and told staff it would not hand out a bonus for only the second time since 1953. In her open letter, addressed to chairman Sharon White and chief executive Nish Kankiwala, Ms Portas wrote: “You are not simply chair and chief exec. You are custodians of one of the most valued, loved and trusted retail brands this country has.” Recommended Charity boss speaks out over ‘traumatic’ encounter with royal … [Read more...] about Retail consultant Mary Portas warns John Lewis it has ‘let go of the soul’
Deal sees Post Office workers offered 9% pay rise and up to £3,000 lump sums
For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Post Office workers will vote on a deal their union said includes a 9% pay rise, “substantial” lump sum payments and additional benefits. After negotiations, an agreement has been reached to include the wage increase from April, lump sums of between £1,925-3,000 and benefits like an increase in paternity pay, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) said. The deal, endorsed by the union’s postal executive, will be put to a ballot of members. Post Office workers staged a series of strikes and other forms of industrial action last year. Recommended Charity boss speaks out over ‘traumatic’ encounter with royal aide Ukraine war’s heaviest fight rages in east - follow live CWU deputy general secretary Andy Furey said: “We would like to thank our Post Office members for their support … [Read more...] about Deal sees Post Office workers offered 9% pay rise and up to £3,000 lump sums
Why do the clocks change?
Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter It’s official: spring is well and truly upon us, which means it’s time for the clocks to go forward. While the arrival of winter brings darker mornings and evenings, turning the clocks back allows us to have more sunlight in the morning. Plus, on the day the clocks change we get an extra hour in bed too, so we’re not complaining. Here’s everything you need to know about when and why the clocks go back : When do the clocks change in 2023? The clocks move forward one hour at 1am on Sunday (26 March). And looking ahead to the autumn, the clocks then go back an hour on Sunday October 29 at 1am. Recommended This is what turning back the clocks can do to your health When do the clocks change in 2023? Changing the clocks keeps … [Read more...] about Why do the clocks change?
Major incident declared over flood risk in Somerset as 72 warnings issued
Sign up to the Independent Climate email for the latest advice on saving the planet Get our free Climate email A major incident has been declared in Somerset due to flooding risks across the county. It comes as 111 flood alerts and 72 flood warnings have been issued in England , 14 of which have been declared for Somerset. The Environment Agency says the decision to declare a major incident at this time is a “precautionary move and will mean partners become more coordinated and ready to support and take action should the situation worsen.” The recent heavy rain has triggered widespread flooding of the Somerset Levels and Moors, designed to store flood water when the rivers flowing through them burst their banks. Enhanced pumping began on Tuesday evening at Northmoor to reduce the amount of water being stored until river levels allow pumping to resume at Currymoor, which remains full. Recommended Water streams down … [Read more...] about Major incident declared over flood risk in Somerset as 72 warnings issued
Elon Musk changes Twitter algorithm so his tweets get seen by ‘1000 times’ more people than normal, report claims
For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Elon Musk allegedly threatened to fire Twitter ’s engineers after his tweets during the Super Bowl attracted less engagement than president Joe Biden ’s. During the Sunday game in which the Philadelphia Eagles faced off against the Kansas City Chiefs, Mr Biden tweeted a video of first lady Jill Biden supporting the Eagles, while Mr Musk also showed support for the same team in a now-deleted tweet. While the US president’s tweet garnered about 29 million impressions, Mr Musk’s post got around 9 million, according to Platformer’s Zoë Schiffer and Casey Newton. Following this, the Twitter chief reportedly ordered the company’s remaining engineers to make changes to the platform to ensure his tweets got better engagement. Citing sources close to the matter, Platformer reported that Mr Musk flew to … [Read more...] about Elon Musk changes Twitter algorithm so his tweets get seen by ‘1000 times’ more people than normal, report claims
The Budget will bring ‘a lost decade for living standards’ – haven’t we already had one of those?
Sign up for the View from Westminster email for expert analysis straight to your inbox Get our free View from Westminster email The success of a Budget is measured in how long it takes to collapse. Some arrive pre-collapsed, others collapse in real time. In recent years, success has been if they haven’t collapsed by the time the Office for Budget Responsibility publishes its analysis, revealing in very clear detail all of the horrific things the chancellor deliberately chose not to say. Kwasi Kwarteng ’s mini-Budget didn’t suffer this fate, because he and Liz Truss wisely chose to block the Office for Budget Responsibility from analysing it, and just to be doubly careful, they also sacked the head of the treasury department, who they probably deep down knew was going to tell them that it was going to collapse with pyrotechnic effect but they’d rather not hear. A very successful Budget is one that is still vaguely intact by the time economists, … [Read more...] about The Budget will bring ‘a lost decade for living standards’ – haven’t we already had one of those?
Donald Trump blasted by his old favorite newspaper after “unhinged” threats
Former President Donald Trump was criticized by the New York Post after he warned on social media about "death & destruction" if he's indicted in relation to the hush money payment investigation involving adult film star Stormy Daniels . "He hasn't changed in the slightest. There is no shame," the newspaper's editorial team wrote in an op-ed article that was published Friday. "After riling up rioters, cheering for a coup, and agreeing that his vice president needed to be hanged, he's back to making violent threats against fellow Americans," the editorial read in reference to the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, when Trump's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building in an attempt to stop the certification of Joe Biden 's 2020 election victory. The New York Post was once Trump's favorite and one of his supporting media outlets, endorsing him for the 2020 presidential election. However, the Trump-leaning, Rupert Murdoch -owned newspaper, changed its stance after … [Read more...] about Donald Trump blasted by his old favorite newspaper after “unhinged” threats