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In today’s world, there seems to be more bad news than good news. The truth is, there’s just as much good news out there; the media just isn’t reporting it. If you’re tired of being fed only bad news by the media, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find lighthearted news: inspirational, funny, uplifting and interesting.

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Apple Warns Customers Not To Put Wet iphones In Rice

Apple is warning customers to stop putting their iPhones in bags of rice when the devices get wet. Putting wet electronics into bags of rice to absorb the moisture has long been a DIY practice, but Apple warns that doing so could allow small particles of the rice to damage the iPhone. The company also warned against using cans of compressed air or external heat sources to dry out devices. Instead, the phones should be wiped dry and allowed to air dry naturally until all of the moisture has evaporated. Phones should not be plugged into chargers until they’re completely dry, but wireless charging remains safe.
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Are Skittles “Unfit For Human Consumption?”

Want to “taste the rainbow?” That bag of Skittles may be more than you bargained for. Those colorful, chewy candies with a sweet-tart flavor profile have prompted some consumers to take the candy maker to court over a potentially dangerous additive. A class-action lawsuit filed on July 14, 2022 against Skittles maker Mars, Inc. calls into question the additive titanium dioxide that is known to pose a health risk. The dangers of titanium dioxide are so well proven that Mars publicly declared it would phase out the ingredient, but here were are in 2024 and it continues to be listed on the candy’s label. Titanium dioxide is a whitening agent used in commercially processed food, as well as a UV-light filtering agent in cosmetics and personal care items like toothpaste and sunscreen. The problem is that it can pass through the digestive system and be absorbed into the bloodstream, allowing it to travel to places it doesn’t belong and damaging organs like the liver or kidneys. At high doses, titanium dioxide could potentially cause certain cancers. The current argument is that food grade titanium dioxide has not been proven to accumulate in the human body and poses little risk inherent with nanoparticles. So, if you want to remove titanium dioxide from your diet, you’re facing an uphill battle. That’s because food manufacturers aren't required to list it in the ingredients, opting instead for vague terms like "color added." Unprocessed, whole foods may be your best bet for steering clear of nanoparticles.
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Wendy’s Is Planning To Change the Price of Its Food, Depending on the Time Customers Visit Its Restaurants

How would you feel about paying more for a Wendy’s single at lunchtime than you would if you bought it mid-afternoon? Wendy’s is planning to charge different prices for their food, depending on when customers order it. So-called “dynamic pricing” would boost traffic when restaurants are quiet and cool demand when they’re busy. Such a system might mean that at busy times like breakfast, lunch and dinner, prices it advertises on a digital menu will be higher and at quieter times they will fall. For example, a Wendy’s single quarter pounder currently costs around $6. Under the new system that could increase to $7 at lunchtime or drop to $5 during the post-lunch lull. Wendy’s plans on launching the new pricing system in 2025.
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Parking Made Easy: World’s First Folding Car To Launch This Summer For $17,400

Navigating small spaces will no longer be a problem this summer, thanks to a new foldable vehicle that drives like a car and parks like a motorcycle. Measuring just 4½ feet wide, the fully electric CT-2 vehicle works in different modes to expand and shrink in size to just 3.2 feet, allowing it to fit into tight parking spaces. The vehicle reduces its size by pulling its wheelbase, but doesn’t shrink the cabin that fits a drive and one passenger. With a maximum speed of 55mph and an average range of 100 miles before needing a charge, the CT-2 carries a price tag of $17,400 and is available for pre-order worldwide on the company's website for a downpayment of $162.

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