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Why the heat index matters more than the temperature in this heat wave

Why the heat index matters more than the temperature in this heat wave

Checking the temperature reading during this weekend’s heat wave won’t tell the whole sweltering story. It’s going to feel a lot hotter. Blame the heat index, also called “apparent temperature.” It’s a combination of air temperature and humidity, and it measures what the body actually feels, CNN meteorologist Haley Brink said. “We should pay attention…MORE

How ‘Queer Eye’ gets made, and yes, there are tears

How ‘Queer Eye’ gets made, and yes, there are tears

In case you haven’t seen it, there’s a moving episode in the third season of Netflix’s “Queer Eye” in which viewers meet Rob Elrod, a 42-year-old single father, whose wife, Allison, had died two years earlier from breast cancer. He was struggling to raise his two young sons while grieving the family’s loss, and it…MORE

Google celebrates 50 years since the moon landing with an out-of-this-world Doodle

Google celebrates 50 years since the moon landing with an out-of-this-world Doodle

The moon landing got the Google Doodle treatment for its 50th anniversary, retold from launch to landing by one of the three astronauts on the history-making mission. If you click it, you’ll see Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins narrating a short cartoon rendering of the eight-day mission, peppered with anecdotes from life on…MORE

White House proposal and the Mulvaney factor loom debt ceiling fight

White House proposal and the Mulvaney factor loom debt ceiling fight

Negotiators are in the brink of a deal. Now comes the hard part. That sounds trite, but there’s a major difference between the negotiations that have been ongoing in earnest for more than a week and the point the negotiators reached on Thursday. Yet the hard part — finalizing off-sets for at least a portion…MORE

Dow climbs higher as hopes grow for a bigger rate cut

Dow climbs higher as hopes grow for a bigger rate cut

The Dow and the broader stock market climbed higher at Friday’s open, driven higher once again by hopes of interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve. The Dow climbed 0.1%, or 27 points. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite rose 0.3% and 0.4%, respectively, at the opening bell. Still, all three stock benchmarks are…MORE

Beyoncé’s ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ album is just that to the Hive

Beyoncé’s ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ album is just that to the Hive

You know you are a force when you can drop a movie album separate from the soundtrack. But you already knew that about Beyoncé. The artist also known as Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter has released “The Lion King: The Gift” as a companion piece to her new Disney film. Beyoncé, who stars as the voice of…MORE

The New York City Triathlon has been canceled because of the heat

The New York City Triathlon has been canceled because of the heat

The roughly 4,000 athletes who trained for Sunday’s New York City Triathlon will have to wait for another event — thanks to this weekend’s major heat wave that’s scorching much of the United States. The 19th annual endurance race in Manhattan is canceled, organizers said Thursday, with temperatures and humidity expected to be beyond safe…MORE

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