Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links; the retailer may also receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. As we spend more time listening in to virtual meetings, taking virtual classes , or just utilizing headphones more during the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be unintended damage being done to our ears. Constantly being plugged in while sheltering in place or turning up the volume to not get distracted by family members can have a long-term impact on your hearing. Even the best wireless earbuds for working at home can potentially contribute to other issues, such as headaches and ear pain, and you might not even realize it. “I’ve actually seen a number of patients who have noticed changes in their hearing, likely as a result of using their earbuds for prolonged hours while working,” says Dr. Erich Voigt, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery, … [Read more...] about Can Wearing Headphones Cause Hearing Loss and Headaches?
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The stimulus bill passed by the House of Representatives early on Saturday should be signed by President Joe Biden before the March 14 end of current federal benefits, according to reports. The new Covid-19 relief bill passed by the House contains relief in the form of extended unemployment benefits for more than five months, giving recipients an extra $400 a week through Aug. 29. In addition. stimulus checks of $1,400 will be given to adults earning less than $75,000, with $1,400 for children under age 17. The relief bill now moves to the Senate, where a provision to strike the $15 federal minimum wage provision faces steep opposition from Republican lawmakers. Democrats can still pass the bill with a simple majority using a budget rule called reconciliation. More than 19 million Americans were collecting benefits as of early February, according to the Labor Department. There’s good news for self-employed, gig workers and others who don’t qualify for … [Read more...] about Unemployment: $1,400 Stimulus Checks, Extended Benefits Slated In House Covid Relief
Ever since its debut, Stranger Things has cannily combined themes of adolescent friendship and nostalgia with some moments of genuine terror. Season 3 of the show went darker than ever, introducing creatures from a nightmare realm that could destroy the entire world . According to Finn Wolfhard, who plays the role of Mike Wheeler in the series, the upcoming season is going to be the darkest one yet. "Every season it gets darker. Really, I will say with Season 3 I was like, this is the darkest season that there'll ever be, like the exploding rats and everything. But really, Season 4 so far, it's the darkest season there's ever been. Every year, it gets amped up. Every year it gets funnier and darker and sadder , and everything. Every year, they amp it up." RELATED: Stranger Things Season 4 Is the Scariest Yet Warns an Excited Gaten Matarazzo This is far from the first time that Stranger Things season 4 has been singled out for its dark themes. Previously, Gaten … [Read more...] about Stranger Things Season 4 Is Darkest One Yet, According to Finn Wolfhard
“The year has been in some ways just extraordinary in a beautiful way and it’s been in some ways extraordinary in a really challenging way,” proclaims Mapplethorpe producer Eliza Dushku . From almost any perspective, that seems like an understatement from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Married last summer and expecting her first child this summer, Dushku has seen her more than a decade-long endeavor on the Ondi Timoner-directed film about the controversial and hyper-stylized photographer successfully make it to the big screen. After a premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last year , the Samuel Goldwyn Film distributed-picture, with former Dr. Who and The Crown star Matt Smith in the title role, made a leap today with openings in NYC, LA, Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia, the nation’s capital and more. Related Story It's Official! Starz Renews 'American Gods' For Third Season, Finds New Showrunner At the same time, Dollhouse star Dushku was … [Read more...] about Eliza Dushku On ‘Mapplethorpe’ Movie, Year Of Reckoning, Spielberg, & Healing
UPDATE with statements from Dushku’s mother, brother Actress Eliza Dushku has accused famed stunt coordinator Joel Kramer of sexually molesting her when she was 12 years old during filming of True Lies . Dushku, the former Buffy The Vampire and Dollhouse actress, starred as the daughter of the characters played by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis, and Kramer, who has long been Schwarzenegger personal stunt double, was the film’s stunt coordinator. She also claims that after Kramer was confronted by an adult she’d confided in, he intentionally injured her, breaking her ribs, in a stunt that went wrong during filming of the film’s Harrier Jet scene. “Whereas he was supposed to be my protector, he was my abuser,” the Bull actress wrote in a lengthy Facebook posting. Related Story 'Buffy' Alum Eliza Dushku Praises "Powerful, Painful" Claims By Charisma Carpenter Of Abuse By Joss Whedon “These are outlandish, manipulated lies,” Kramer told … [Read more...] about Eliza Dushku Accuses ‘True Lies’ Stunt Coordinator Of Sexual Assault; Mother, Brother Support – Update