Mysterious conspiracy leader points followers to Tucker Carlson interview warning of ‘coup’ against Trump

Emilee Geist

Tucker Carlson speaks during Tucker Carlson Tonight on Wednesday 16 September ((Fox News))
Tucker Carlson speaks during Tucker Carlson Tonight on Wednesday 16 September ((Fox News))

The anonymous “Q”, mysterious inspirer of the QAnon movement, has posted a cryptic message warning of an effort to disrupt and delegitimise the election – and pointing as evidence to an interview conducted by Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

The interview featured a former White House staffer using a well-worn Kremlin-style conspiracy theory to outline a supposed Democratic plot against Donald Trump, one that’s supposedly being advanced by hidden “operatives”.

QAnon, which largely revolves around messages that the unidentified Q posts on online forums, takes as one of its core tenets that the Trump administration is doing battle with a “deep state” conspiracy of cannibalistic left-wing paedophiles who are determined to remove the president from power.

As a corollary, the prospect of a disputed election result in which the Democrats either claim victory or dispute a Trump

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5 things I noticed during my 24 hours with the Apple Watch Series 6

Emilee Geist

5 things I noticed during my 24 hours with the Apple Watch Series 6
5 things I noticed during my 24 hours with the Apple Watch Series 6

Given my very brief time with the Apple Watch Series 6, I’m a little hesitant to fully deliver a verdict on its myriad health-monitoring powers.

Sure, it comes with an SPO2 sensor to measure blood oxygen levels and an updated processor for faster performance. But specs on paper aren’t enough to determine whether it’s truly worth the purchase. 

Typically, when I get my hands on a smartwatch, I really put it through its paces. It stays glued to my wrist for at least a week while I track my movements throughout the day and Z’s throughout the night.

And, while first impressions are everything, it’s still too early to tell whether it’s worth dropping $399 on Apple’s new smartwatch. So, until my full review is ready, here are some initial thoughts from my very, very short

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Staff working from home ‘miss out on camaraderie’

Emilee Geist

Staff working from home for fashion retailer Next have been “stultified” by boring online presentations and missed out on office camaraderie, the company said.

Next said that overall, the impact of the pandemic on business had been “expensive and miserable”.

But it had also seen some advantages from the upheaval, it added.

Next said it expected some home working to continue and that the balance would “evolve over time”.

Along with all “non-essential” retailers, Next was forced to close its doors when the pandemic struck. But it continued to meet online orders after overhauling work practices at its warehouses to allow for social distancing.

Announcing its financial results for the first six months of the year, including a 34% drop in sales over the worst of the lockdown, the fashion chain said some good had come from the experience.

“It is remarkable what can be learnt from shutting down your

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6 best ergonomic office chairs that make working from home more comfortable

Emilee Geist

Say goodbye to back pains without compromising on style (The Independent/iStock)
Say goodbye to back pains without compromising on style (The Independent/iStock)

If you’re an average Brit, your desk chair could well be one of the most important objects in your life. Eighty-one per cent of us spend between four and nine hours a day seated at our desks. Our choice of chair will affect our comfort, concentration and wellbeing during every minute of that time, whether we’re consciously aware of that or not.

Harvey Kempton, head of key accounts at Flokk, a desk chair specialist, says in order to choose the right chair, you should consider these factors: “Start with how you work. What is your working day like? Do you use computers regularly? Are you a writer, for instance? Do you copy type? It’s not just about the chair; it’s about where your keyboard is, your mouse is, where your paperwork is being supported. The chair needs to make

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How to re-vamp your set-up, according to an interior designer

Emilee Geist

Whether you're looking to buy a brand new desk or update your workspace with soft furnishings alone, these are products you need (Topology Interiors)
Whether you’re looking to buy a brand new desk or update your workspace with soft furnishings alone, these are products you need (Topology Interiors)

If, like us, you’re bored of looking at the same four walls after four months of working from home during lockdown, then it’s time for an interiors update.

Whether you’re working from a corner of your bedroom or in a separate study, no matter how big or small a change you make, adjusting your workspace can do wonders for your productivity and motivation.

Focusing on your home set-up may feel redundant as lockdown starts to lift, but some of us could still be working from home for many more months, and sprucing up your space may get you out of that WFH funk.

As the pandemic has forced us to merge our office and personal spaces, keeping them as separate as possible is also important, so

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Wednesday Night Lets ‘The Mandalorian’ Do All the Work

Emilee Geist

Creative Arts Ceremony, Wednesday — Scripted, Night One

Hmm… I wonder if that “Succession” win means something.

About midway through the third consecutive night of Creative Arts Emmy Awards, the HBO drama won for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series — the first category to crown a winner with all three of the top dramas in competition. It’s also the only category we’ve seen so far where “Succession” (18 total nominations), “Ozark” (also 18 nominations), and “The Mandalorian” (15 nominations) have competed together, so a win from the win-happy “Mandalorian” (it took home five trophies Wednesday) or even the victory-starved “Ozark” (its best bets are yet to come) could have spelled trouble for the presumptive favorite, HBO’s “Succession.”

Instead, the Emmy went to Bill Henry and Venya Bruk, which kept momentum in “Succession’s” favor… for now. Now, the category isn’t exactly a bellwether for Best Drama Series. In

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Everything we know about Sony’s PlayStation 5 so far

Emilee Geist

Photo credit: Sony
Photo credit: Sony

From Digital Spy

The year is 2020 and all of a sudden it feels like the future has arrived. Automated cars are now not so farfetched, everybody is commanding their house with their voice using smart speakers (hello, HAL 9000), and we’re now supposedly living in the dystopian Blade Runner era, having surpassed the far-flung year of 2019.

For gamers, this is nothing but good news, as the video games industry is about to hold the Sprint Button and make a massive stride forward into the next decade with its line-up of next-gen consoles.

Google’s Stadia might not have made the waves it was hoping for (we’d almost forgotten it had come out already) and Microsoft is teasing us all with the Xbox Fridge… *cough* we mean Xbox Series X, and now we have Sony’s Goliath gaming machine getting us all wobbly at the knees with more

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Make a Splash With Container Pools

Emilee Geist

Shipping containers are kind of like LEGO bricks. Sturdy and stackable, they can be crafted into all sorts of creative things, from fold-out coffee shops to surprisingly stylish modern homes. They also happen to be the perfect starting point for your very own DIY portable swimming pool.

A sleek modern shipping container pool designed by Modpools.
A sleek modern shipping container pool designed by Modpools.

These 40-by-8 foot, 96-square-foot steel boxes can be found virtually anywhere in the world, bought for $5,000 USD or less and easily moved to the location of your choice. While the installation of an in-ground swimming pool can run you between $35,000 and $60,000, a finished DIY shipping container pool will be just a fraction of that cost, not including any decks you might want to add on.

Since they’re rectangular, they’re perfect for lap swimmers or just soaking on a hot day. And best of all, you can take them with you when

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California artists try to adapt to new world wrought by pandemic

Emilee Geist

CBS News is chronicling what has changed for the lives of Americans in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced California small business owner Stephanie Mufson to make dramatic changes to survive. In July, she told CBS News she wasn’t sure if her company Parade Guys, which builds floats and large displays for outdoor festivals would make it. 

Mufson, an independent artist, typically works with a team of contractors who are experts at painting, sculpting, and building floats for outdoor festivals and parades in the San Francisco Bay Area.

But in the last six months, festivals like the San Francisco Pride Parade and Fourth of July celebrations did not take place in person, resulting in economic hardship for the independent contractors who rely on those outdoor festivals for work. 

“It is not the same world that I spent most of my life basing my career around,” Mufson

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Lululemon’s move towards ‘size inclusion’ draws mixed reviews online

Emilee Geist

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Lululemon announced it would be expanding sizes from 0-20 for six of the brand's core pieces. Images via Lululemon.
Lululemon announced it would be expanding sizes from 0-20 for six of the brand’s core pieces. Images via Lululemon.

In a bid towards size inclusion, Lululemon has announced that six of its core styles will now be offered in extended sizes, ranging from size 0-20. In a post to social media the brand called the decision “a start” on their journey towards inclusion and promised more extended size offerings would be launching “soon.”

“I really believe we have to be a brand that accepts all. When I heard people say that they couldn’t buy anything from Lululemon that was like being punched in the heart. And as a creative you don’t want that. You want our guests to leave feeling confident. Give them something that really functions for them in their life

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