You Need a Stability Ball in Your Home Gym and Your Home Office

You Need a Stability Ball in Your Home Gym and Your Home Office

Exercise is great. But exercising when you don’t even know you are is even better. With a stability ball as a chair, you can strengthen your core while working. Or you can do an intense ab workout on them, whatever you prefer. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your home office or your home gym, a stability ball is a great idea. To help out, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite options. 

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A Tequila Cocktail Designed to Pair with Sushi & Pho

Parker Luthman

Thank you Espolòn® Tequila for partnering with Half Full on the Bartenders At Home cocktail video series.

What inspired you to create this cocktail? “I wanted to create a Mexican Mule variation that was super clean and refreshing, with an unexpected Asian twist.”

What music would you pair it with? “DJ Snake, Ozuna, Saweetie, Big Freedia, or anyone who can get you to drop it low in your living room!”

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Ditch Those Sweatpants This Summer For These Outdoor Voices Shorts

I love a good sweatpant, but it’s kind of getting too hot for them. I thought I could tough it out in ultra lightweight ones, and I can at night, but during the day, I need something a little more freeing. I’ve never been a big shorts person. They’re great for exercising in, but that’s about it. I mean, it’s not like you can wear them to the office. Oh wait, I’m not going into the office anymore. This is the summer of shorts, I think.

And these Outdoor Voices shorts, specifically. The RecTrek shorts are designed for hitting the trail, being made from a wind and water-resistant four-way stretch fabric. Since you might be hitting the trail less and less, they are great for any spills that might happen at your home office or in the kitchen, too. They have pockets, which are a must have in shorts of any kind, but better yet, they have a zipper pocket. A zipper pocket is essential, whether you want to stuff just some dollar bills in there or a credit card, it’ll make sure nothing slides out, no matter what you’re up to. But most of all, they’re comfortable and cool. The waistband is elastic and non restricting, and the shorts are unlined, which I prefer for minimal restriction. 

During this time, I’ve been in a permanent state of athleisure. Which, I’m learning, isn’t a bad state to be in. Not only do I feel comfortable, I’m able to move around and feel active, even when lounging. If you’re like me, and need to feel like you’re doing something, even when you’re not, I can’t recommend these shorts enough. 

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Biden Campaign Tries to Mop Up After ‘You Ain’t Black’ Gaffe

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Just after former Vice President Joe Biden told the co-host of a popular radio show that he “ain’t black” if he had additional questions about whether to support Biden’s presidential bid over Donald Trump’s, his campaign moved quickly to clarify his comment, saying that he was speaking in jest.

“The comments made at the end of the Breakfast Club interview were in jest, but let’s be clear about what the VP was saying: he was making the distinction that he would put his record with the African American community up against Trump’s any day. Period,” Symone Sanders, a senior adviser to Biden, wrote on Twitter after the segment aired. 

Sanders was addressing a remark Biden made during an interview with the Charlamagne tha God on “The Breakfast Club” that aired on Friday morning. After being asked about his search for a vice president candidate, Biden first answered vaguely by saying he’s “not acknowledging anybody who is being considered” before adding that he can “guarantee” that there are “multiple black women being considered.” African-American voters are the most loyal constituency in the Democratic Party and played a key role in elevating Biden’s candidacy to the status of presumptive nominee.

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Chris Wallace Demolishes Trump’s Mail-In Voting Lies: ‘No History of Fraud’

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace debunked President Donald Trump’s false claims that fraud is rampant in mail-in voting, noting on Friday morning that there is simply no evidence to support the president’s assertions.

With Trump threatening to withhold federal funds from Nevada and Michigan if they went forward with sending absentee ballots and applications to voters, Wallace—who has been a favorite target of Trump’s— pointed out that the president’s repeated complaints about mail-in voting are largely baseless.

“I’ve done some deep dive into it, there really is no record of massive fraud or even serious fraud from mail-in voting,” the Fox News anchor said on America’s Newsroom. “It’s being carried out in Republican states, it’s being carried out in Democratic states, there is no indication that mail-in voting as opposed to in person voting tends to favor one party over another.”

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Eric Swalwell: Trump’s Top Spies Aren’t Telling ‘the Truth About Russia’

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Rep. Eric Swalwell doesn’t want to talk (too much) about his short-lived presidential run, but he does have a lot to say about Russia, Rep. Devin Nunes’ first “peek at power” and of course, President Donald Trump’s impeachment.

In Episode 10 of The New Abnormal, The Daily Beast’s podcast for a world gone off the rails, Swalwell told co-hosts Molly Jong-Fast and Rick Wilson that he’s “afraid” America’s intelligence chiefs aren’t telling “the truth about what Russia is doing” to sabotage election 2020. Swalwell offered BS-free assessments of the Mueller probe — “Trump got his way and we lost” — and impeachment, telling Rick and Molly, “I don’t think we would have moved forward with impeachment if we were in a pandemic.”

“We would have just realized the priority has to be healthcare and getting this economy back up,” Swalwell added.

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Denzel Washington Helps Homeless Man in Face of Oncoming Traffic

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Denzel Washington did a good deed Thursday afternoon. The actor was driving in West Hollywood when he spotted a homeless man standing in the street in the face of oncoming traffic, TMZ reports. Washington got out of his car and stepped in.

Washington wore a mask as he came to the man’s aid, standing several feet away from him through most of their encounter. At one point in video footage TMZ obtained of the incident, Washington gently squeezed the man on the shoulder while standing at arm’s length.

Per TMZ, Washington walked the man, who did not appear to recognize the actor, to safety and comforted him. Washington stayed on the scene when police arrived. The police briefly detained the man for unknown reasons before releasing him.

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Tucker Carlson and Pete Hegseth Try to Bring ‘Kung Flu’ Back

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Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Pete Hegseth on Thursday night defended the use of racist terms to describe the novel coronavirus, all while wondering why Democrats are “sucking up” to China by decrying these phrases.

Taking aim at Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) for introducing a Senate resolution condemning “anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19”—which includes the use of the phrase “Wuhan virus”—Carlson claimed Harris was denouncing “basic facts.” 

“Why is she sucking up to the government of China, exactly?” Carlson wondered aloud before introducing Hegseth, a Fox & Friends co-host and informal Trump adviser.

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Can Networks Keep Up With Demand for Food TV During COVID?

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Judging by social media, pandemic response efforts and shelter-in-place orders have directly resulted in a cooking and baking boom. Who knew that loaves of homemade sourdough would become trendy or that yeast would be hoarded?

And it comes as no surprise that TV cooking shows have also satisfied a craving for comfort, especially as more folks are home all day. 

“Our programming now more than ever is serving as a much-needed respite to viewers who are looking for entertainment and escape, as well as for meal-time inspiration,” says Courtney White, president of Food Network. “And also, I think, a sense of community, especially during this time of social distancing.”

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Dr. Fauci Re-Emerges From Media Blackout, Says We’ll Be ‘Seeing More’ of Him

Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci re-emerged from a lengthy absence from national media on Thursday, appearing on CNN’s coronavirus town hall to mark his first major television interview since May 4.

While Fauci has recently been on a “modified quarantine” due to possible exposure to White House staffers infected with COVID-19, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases chief has continued to participate in the White House coronavirus task force and testified before the Senate last week via remote.

Fauci, who has been targeted by pro-Trump figures after appearing to contradict some of the president’s comments on the virus, has been conspicuously absent from TV as the White House pushes for a robust reopening of the economy, as CNN’s Oliver Darcy reported earlier this week. Other public health experts on the task force, such as Dr. Deborah Birx, have also been noticeably absent.

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