9 Women Named Karen Talk About, Well, Being An Actual Karen

The first time lifestyle journalist Karen LeBlanc was shown a “Karen” meme centered on the coronavirus, she freaked out a little. 

LeBlanc, who’s the host of GenXtra, a lifestyle show for Generation X, said her 15-year-old showed her a collage of white women, all sporting Kate Gosselin’s now-iconic reverse mullet and self-righteous smirks. 

“The Karenovirus is responsible for 3 managers being fired this month alone,” the caption read.

In the earliest incarnation of the Karen memes, a Karen (or a Stacey or Becky) was a pushy, coupon-loving, entitled, middle-class white woman who, in the face of even the slightest inconvenience at a store or restaurant, would very much like to speak to the manager. 

But as LeBlanc learned, today’s Karens contain multitudes: Now, Karen has a decidedly conservative political viewpoint. She distrusts science (and Dr. Anthony Fauci) and won’t wear a mask in public. Worse, she weaponizes her whiteness by

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Why College Is Never Coming Back

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By Stephen McBride

Here’s some great news: one of America’s most broken industries is finally being exposed as a sham. And make no mistake, the end of college as we know it is a great thing.

It’s great for families, who’ll save money and take on less debt putting kids through school. It’s great for kids, who’ll no longer be lured into the socialist indoctrination centers that many American campuses have become. And as I’ll show you, it’s great for investors, who stand to make a killing on the companies that’ll disrupt college for good.

But Stephen, how can you be against education?! I love learning, but I hate what college has become. As recently as 1980, you could get a four-year bachelor’s degree at a public school for less than $10,000. These days, it’ll cost you $40,000 at a minimum, $140,000

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Best Coffee Makers for College

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Whether college means in-person or online classes this year, great coffee can help students get up and running. Make it easy to get a fix with a quality coffee maker. At Consumer Reports, we test both full-sized and single-serve coffee makers. Each type has its advantages.

“Full-sized coffee makers brew a stronger cup and offer more features,” says Ginny Lui, CR’s test engineer for coffee makers. “Single-serve machines are a great option if you want to brew a cup quickly.”

In our tests, full-sized coffee makers typically take about 10 minutes to brew a full pot, and some are even faster. But if you need your cup of joe as quickly as possible, try a self-serve drip machine or a single-serve model that uses disposable pods.

For drip coffee makers, we conduct a brew-performance test to measure the brew

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The 8 Best DJ Sets of July 2020

Every month, Philip Sherburne listens to a whole lot of mixes so you only have to listen to the best ones.

We’re halfway through this strange, unsettling year, and the outlook for electronic music isn’t looking any better than it was when the pandemic first shut everything down four months ago. Some promoters, festivals, and DJs have tried to pretend things are reverting to normal—which pretty much everybody agrees is a terrible idea—while others are crowdfunding just to stay in business. (The Berlin-based DJ Eric Cloutier articulated something that’s probably on a lot of musicians’ minds when he recently predicted, “I don’t think many, if any of us, will be DJing in clubs ever again.”)

Happily, the proliferation of online mix series in the last few years means that the art of the DJ mix itself is more versatile—and more portable—that you might expect. This month’s best mixes encompass

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Even in a pandemic, the Kobe mystique thrives with 303 tribute murals … and counting

Artist Thierry "Mr. Brainwash" Guetta, left, and Mike Asner, creator of the KobeMural website and Instagram account, stand in front of the mural Guetta created of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna five days after they died. The photo was taken on Feb. 27; a month later, heavy rains destroyed the paper and paste tribute on Guetta's building in the 1200 block of South La Brea Avenue in Mid-Wilshire. <span class="copyright">(Los Angeles Times)</span>
Artist Thierry “Mr. Brainwash” Guetta, left, and Mike Asner, creator of the KobeMural website and Instagram account, stand in front of the mural Guetta created of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna five days after they died. The photo was taken on Feb. 27; a month later, heavy rains destroyed the paper and paste tribute on Guetta’s building in the 1200 block of South La Brea Avenue in Mid-Wilshire. (Los Angeles Times)

Mike Asner wasn’t thinking of quarantines when he created He was just a bereaved fan moved by the dozens of tribute murals that suddenly appeared around Southern California after the Jan. 26 helicopter crash that killed his longtime hero, Kobe Bryant, and eight others, including Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.

“I started seeing all these murals going up — the photos were all over Instagram — and they needed somebody to organize them,” said Asner, a digital marketing

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Virginia Beach nonprofit holding a virtual ‘race’ to raise awareness about human trafficking

The Virginia Beach nonprofit group EnJEWEL is holding a “virtual” walk/run Saturday through Wednesday to promote the United Nation’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on Thursday.

EnJEWEL, which stands for Equality and Justice for Every Woman Every Land, started more than a decade ago to raise awareness about human trafficking, which includes sex slaves, forced labor on farms and in sweatshops.

With the virtual fundraiser, participants can register at and receive a printable runner’s bib via email. Registration is $30.

Participants need to log 5 kilometers through walking, running (including on a treadmill) and have a witness sign the bib stating that they completed the goal. They will upload a photo or video of the bib to EnJEWEL’s Facebook page. Those who complete the 5K will receive a T-shirt and baller or runner’s wrist band.

People are also asked to record themselves in short videos stating why they

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Moms dress up as Disney characters to help kids pass time at home

A group of Disney loving moms are keeping kids entertained during quarantine by dressing up as their favorite characters.

Kasey Potts, 32, and Kelly Stevenson, 36, started the hashtag “therealdisneymomsofquarantine” on Instagram so other moms could share Disney getups online as a way to have some fun and stay busy while social distancing.

“We were putting together a post of what would be a collage of six mom’s photos and they looked so great that we thought we should make a funny hashtag to go along with them,” Stevenson, from St. Augustine, Florida, explained. “The next day we got this huge response. It turned out better than we could have imagined.”

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The pair, along with other moms, began expanding their outfits as a way to celebrate Mother’s Day at home.

“This community of Disney moms just

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A tool that unmasks child porn offenders led to thousands of arrests. Now it’s expanding.

BOCA RATON, Fla. — In December 2016, law enforcement agents seized computers and hard drives from the home of Tay Christopher Cooper, a retired high school history teacher, in Carlsbad, California. On the devices, digital forensic experts found more than 11,600 photos and videos depicting child sexual abuse, according to court documents.

Among the videos was one showing a man raping a toddler girl, according to a criminal complaint.

“The audio associated with this video is that of a baby crying,” the complaint states.

Police were led to Cooper’s door by a forensic tool called Child Protection System, which scans file-sharing networks and chatrooms to find computers that are downloading photos and videos depicting the sexual abuse of prepubescent children. The software, developed by the Child Rescue Coalition, a Florida-based nonprofit, can help establish the probable cause needed to get a search warrant.

Cooper had used one of the file-sharing

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How hot dogs became a pandemic staple as Americans faced the uncertainty of the coronavirus

Hot dogs have long been an American staple. Now, they've also fed the nation through the coronavirus pandemic. (Collage: Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Life/Getty Images)
Hot dogs have long been an American staple. Now, they’ve also fed the nation through the coronavirus pandemic. (Collage: Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Life/Getty Images)

The coronavirus certainly seemed to cancel the hot dog’s biggest season as summer plans everywhere have been postponed or scraped as a result of the global pandemic. But through months of quarantine and uncertainty, people across the nation have actually turned to the classic comfort food as a way to ensure that freezers are stocked and smiles are served during this difficult time, leading the industry to celebrate one of its most successful summers for this year’s National Hot Dog Day.

“We turn to foods that give us comfort and make us happy and we know we can trust,” Eric Mittenthal, president of the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, tells Yahoo Life. “We know a hot dog is gonna be delicious, we know it’s

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How to get up to 20% cash back from major brands

As the summer rolls along, so do the savings. If you missed those Fourth of July sales, don’t worry. Retailers are offering deals all month long as many brands try to unload excess inventory as a result of COVID-19 shutdowns.

RetailMeNot, the online and in-person coupon service, announced a new shopping holiday called “Rebound with RetailMeNot” to support the retail community while connecting customers to big savings.

PHOTO: The logo for the Rebound With RetailMeNot Mega Savings Event is shown. (RetailMeNot)

Kicking off on July 23, the four-day mega savings event is offering exclusive deals with more than 100 participating brands and up to 20% cash back from retailers like BestBuy, Sephora and Nike.

“Saving money is something we can all smile about right now. We hope this sales event will make it easy for people to shop the things they need and the things they want – from

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