California orders residents to wear masks outside the home

By Dan Whitcomb

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California on Thursday ordered residents to wear masks at nearly all times outside the home, saying the strict new rule was necessary because too many Californians were failing or refusing to cover their faces during the coronavirus pandemic.

The mandate is one of the broadest of any U.S. state, requiring Californians to wear masks any time they leave their homes, with exceptions made for people eating and drinking in restaurants or exercising outdoors, as long as they maintain 6 feet of physical distance.

“Simply put, we are seeing too many people with faces uncovered, putting at risk the real progress we have made in fighting the disease,” Governor Gavin Newsom said.

Newsom did not say how the state intended to enforce the order, which recommends masks even for people driving alone in their cars.

A spokeswoman for the California Department of Public Health,

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Why Connected Devices in Americans’ Homes Are Expected to Nearly Double in Five Years

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While the average connected household in the U.S. currently has 12 connected devices, that number is expected to double to 25 by 2025. That’s according to new numbers released this week by the research firm Parks Associates.

In conjunction with the release of the numbers, Parks and Irdeto are planning to cohost a webinar, on “Value-added Services: Secure & Complete Home Wi-Fi Management.”

“The number of connected devices in the home is increasing just as people are adding strain to the home network with more work-at-home and video streaming activities,” Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates, said as part of the announcement.

“Consumers regularly deal with frustrating Wi-Fi experiences and also have widespread concern about their vulnerability to data security and privacy threats. Even as household spending starts to shrink, consumers recognize the need to secure and optimize their

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Baseball fan paid $3 million for Mark McGwire’s 70th homer in 1998 season

How much would you pay for a piece of history?

For one baseball fan, $3 million was a fair price for Mark McGwire’s 70th home run ball from the 1998 homer chase.

Todd McFarlane is an avid baseball collector, and at the beginning of “Long Gone Summer” shows off his incredible collection. He’s got Sammy Sosa’s 33rd home run from the same season– a record breaker as it was Sosa’s 20th homer in June, McGwire’s first homer from that season, which he hit on Opening Day, among many others.

But the “Big Boy,” as McFarlane calls it, ran him $2.7 at auction. Add taxes and fees, and the final bill ran “a hair over $3 million.”

But why buy the baseballs over memorabilia from other sports?

“If Wayne Gretzky breaks a goals scored record,” McFarlane said on “Long Gone Summer,” “He puts the puck in the net, ‘Time!’ and they

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Saul insists Atletico Madrid is his ‘home’ as Man Utd links continue

Saul Niguez insisted Atletico Madrid remains his “home” despite transfer speculation, revealing he has never spoken to any club over a potential move elsewhere.

Saul signed a nine-year contract extension with Atleti in 2017, though the long-term deal has not stopped rumours about the Spain international’s future in the capital.

Manchester United have been strongly linked with the midfielder, as the club continues to rebuild under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Saul, however, claims he is unaware if anything has gone further than stories in the media.

The midfielder also made it clear that he is happy with his life in Madrid as he aims to help Diego Simeone’s squad seal a top-four finish in La Liga this season.

“I see things on Instagram or in newspapers which you publish, but I haven’t heard anything from any club,” Saul told Radio Marca.

“I’m focused on finishing this season, achieving the objective [of

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No Current Plans for at-Home ‘Wendy Williams Show’ to Resume

Daytime talk show host Wendy Williams says she is waiting for governmental approval to return to her regular studio after taking a health-related hiatus last month while filming at-home episodes, which a show rep confirmed are still on pause.

“I’m waiting for the State of New York to say that we as a show can go back,” Williams said. “Now, we have 200 people in our audience — we will never have that again. But I want to go back to do our show. Nothing makes me happier than being Wendy on the ‘Wendy’ show.”

Williams announced she was taking an indefinite hiatus from the program on May 18, with a spokesperson attributing the decision to fatigue related to her Graves’ disease diagnosis. “We look forward to welcoming Wendy back soon and continuing the [email protected] shows,” the spokesperson said at the time.

On Wednesday, a rep for the show confirmed

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6 Home Remedies for Diaper Rash That Are Mom-Tested

Your little monster sweetheart has been acting fussier than usual, and while changing her diaper, you realize the problem: she has diaper rash. You want to start the healing process ASAP, but dammit, you forgot to buy diaper cream at the store. No sweat—here are six mom-tested home remedies for diaper rash you probably already have around the house. Plus, they beat slathering your baby’s bum with white pasty stuff. (Just consult your pediatrician first if your baby has any allergies or skin conditions.)

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1. Coconut Oil

There’s a reason that coconut oil is an ingredient in many natural diaper rash creams (we’re looking at you, Honest). According to a 2010 study published in Pharmaceutical Biology, coconut oil has anti-inflammatory properties that may reduce skin irritation. It also acts a moisture barrier, protecting the skin from

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