How Billie Eilish Rode Teenage Weirdness to Stardom

She loves “bugging people out” — through macabre, melancholy pop that improbably tops the charts. She loves “bugging people out” — through macabre, melancholy pop that improbably tops the charts. By Jonah Weiner Sometime during the night of Sept. 4, 2018, Billie Eilish took her own life — in a dream. “I jumped off a building,” she recalled recently. What was most alarming about it, as she looked back, was how little it alarmed her. “I was in a really bad place mentally,” Eilish said; the dream struck her less as a nightmare than as a grimly alluring fantasy. The next day, she approached her older brother, Finneas O’Connell, a songwriter and producer, and told him about it. They have collaborated on every piece of music she has put out, and she presented the dream to him as possible inspiration for a new song. Eilish, whose full name is Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell, was raised in a two-bedroom, 1,200-square-foot Craftsman bungalow in a modest neighborhood on Los Angeles’s east side. In 2018, Finneas bought a house of his own, but his childhood bedroom, abutting Billie’s, has long been their favorite place to make music. (Their parents, working actors who augmented their i...

The English Game fills the football void perfectly as Netflix serial is released

English football has come to a stand still with the coronavirus pandemic ensuring public events cannot continue but Netflix may have provided a remedy When Downton Abbey meets football tonight, the posh toffs in top hats draw 5-5 with the northern ruffians in flat caps. They are destined to meet again at Kennington Oval where, just months after the birth of cricket’s Ashes legend following Australia’s first Test win on English soil, the 1883 FA Cup Final became a watershed moment for English football. When Blackburn Olympic beat Old Etonians 2-1, it was the first time a working-class team playing an expansive game triumphed over public school ‘rushing’ – like the stampede for the last toilet rolls in Tesco. Think of Chelsea captain Ron ‘Chopper’ Harris wiping out Leeds winger Eddie Gray in the FA Cup Final 50 years ago, or Crazy Gang ringleader Vinnie Jones introducing himself to Liverpool ’s Steve McMahon at Wembley in 1988, with the ball in a different postcode, and you get the picture. Without wishing to spoil the plot, the best player on the pitch eventually joins Blackburn for a £100 signing-on fee and £6 a week. For those who are missing football like a fish would miss wa...

Homeschooling in Australia tech guide: essential kit for learning at home

These are unprecedented occasions, and numerous mother and father throughout Australia at the moment are discovering themselves with a brand new job title – trainer. Though faculties in some states are nonetheless open, a rising variety of mother and father are selecting to maintain their children at house to curb the unfold of the novel coronavirus. The prospect of changing into your little one’s trainer may be daunting, however when you’re prepared for the problem, TechRadar’s Australian staff is right here that can assist you discover tech sources it’s possible you’ll want to assist homeschool your kids. That will help you get began, we’ve handpicked a spread of laptops, 2-in-1s, printers and extra, with decisions catering to quite a lot of budgets so anybody can entry studying at house. The Dell XPS 13 has lengthy been our favorite laptop computer at TechRadar, and from a bang-for-buck perspective it stays among the best you should buy. This modern machine will get our vote as a result of it’s light-weight, slim and extremely moveable, whereas additionally being fairly highly effective. The XPS 13 rips by every day computing duties with ease, and the all-important battery li...

Ultimate Spring Bucket List: Things to do in Utah County this spring (without the crowds) | Local News

Thursday marks the first day of spring, but this year’s Spring Bucket List is pared down due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting call for social distancing. Some of the events have been canceled or may be canceled in the coming weeks as regulations are adjusted to prevent the spread of the virus.  While some of the suggestions on this list may not allow for proper social distancing, we have our fingers crossed that self-quarantine will not be required this full spring season; so save some as plans for the future! If you love this time of year, Utah County is a great place to live. From the growing flowers to the numerous outdoor activities, there are plenty of ways to fill up your spring bucket list. With the spread of the coronavirus, it is unsure if local easter egg hunts will continue or not. Most cities have canceled or postponed all city-sponsored events for the foreseeable future, which would include Easter egg hunts.  • If you want a socially-safe way to enjoy a community or neighborhood hunt, let your kids in the neighborhood decorate a paper egg and tape it in your front winder. You can then go on a walk or drive to see how many paper egg you can fi...

On March 23, the Federal Reserve announced three new programs and the expansion of two recently-announced

On March 23, the Federal Reserve announced three new programs and the expansion of two recently-announced programs to provide up to $300 billion in new financing to employers, consumers, and businesses. The Department of the Treasury, using the Exchange Stabilization Fund, will provide $30 billion in equity to the following facilities: The Federal Reserve also announced that it expects to establish a Main Street Business Lending Program to support lending to eligible small- and medium-sized businesses. We will include details of this new program when they become available. On March 19, the Federal Reserve created the Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility (MMLF), similar to a facility created during the 2008 financial crisis, to make loans to financial institutions to purchase assets that money market funds (MMF) are selling to meet redemptions. Under the program, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (FRBB) will provide a non-recourse advance to an eligible borrower to purchase certain types of assets from an eligible MMF. The MMF must be a fund that identifies itself as a Prime, Single State or Other Tax Exempt money market fund under item A.10 of Securities and Exchange Com...

The president has interpreted the Republican-controlled Senate’s vote to acquit as a writ of absolute power.

The president has interpreted the Republican-controlled Senate’s vote to acquit as a writ of absolute power. There are two kinds of Republican senators who voted to acquit Donald Trump in his impeachment trial two weeks ago: those who acknowledged he was guilty and voted to acquit anyway, and those who pretended the president had done nothing wrong. “It was wrong for President Trump to mention former Vice President Biden on that phone call, and it was wrong for him to ask a foreign country to investigate a political rival,” Senator Susan Collins of Maine declared, but added that removing him “could have unpredictable and potentially adverse consequences for public confidence in our electoral process.” But Collins, like her Republican colleagues Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, was an outlier in admitting the president’s conduct was wrong. Most others in the caucus, like Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas, deliberately missed the point, insisting that Democrats wanted the president removed for “pausing aid to Ukraine for a few weeks.” What all these senators share is a willingness to ignore the nature of the offense. Both Collins, who has worked in governme...

No Ice Wine for You: Warm Winter Nixes Special German Wine

Frankfurt, Germany (AP) — A warm winter means that, for apparently the first time in the history of German winemaking, the country’s fabled vineyards will produce no ice wine — a pricey, golden nectar made from grapes that have been left to freeze on the vine. The German Wine Institute said Sunday that none of the country’s wine regions saw the necessary low temperature of minus 7 degrees Celsius, or 19 degrees Fahrenheit. A succession of warm winters have cut into ice wine production recently, the institute said, noting that in 2017 only seven producers managed to make it, and only five managed it in 2013. “If warm winters become more frequent over the coming years, ice wines from Germany’s regions will soon become an even more expensive rarity than they already are,” said wine institute spokesman Ernst Buescher. Buescher said the institute knew of no vintage year in this century or last when no ice wine was made, and since winters were colder in the 19th century, it assumed that the latest harvest was the first one to create no ice wine since production began in 1830. Freezing the grapes before they are crushed concentrates the sugar and leads to an in...

Development of the Vaterra 1100 began in 2011 with a six-person R&D team focused exclusively on

Development of the Vaterra 1100 began in 2011 with a six-person R&D team focused exclusively on creating an 1100cc UTV. The vehicle’s features and functions were developed in response to market trends, progress-based tests and customer feedback, the company reports. The Vaterra’s 1100cc engine produces 71.5 hp and 67 pounds of torque at 4,000 rpm. The Vaterra, which is available in both four-seater and two-seater models, features a rear-wheel driveshaft, switchable to 2-wheel-drive and 4-wheel-drive with a differential lock. The automatic CVT features reverse, neutral, low and high gears with a reverse override. The Vaterra can handle tough trails and heavy loads — and give the police an assist. XY recently outfitted a four-seater Vaterra 1100 for the Loveland Police Division in Loveland, Ohio, to patrol the very popular local bike trail and to use at community events like parades and high school football games. The custom-built police UTV included special fabrication and customized wiring for the lights and sirens. XY Powersports recently outfitted a four-seat Vaterra 1100 for the police department in Loveland, Ohio, to patrol a popular bike trail and to use at community ev...

All products featured in this story are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy

All products featured in this story are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. When I first heard about reusable makeup remover towels, I was skeptical. It sounded too good to be true, and I’d been let down by other so-called miracle products before—like the 2-in-1 shampoo people say actually works (I haven’t had luck yet). I’d seen these towels hanging in a couple friends’ bathrooms, though, with all completely swearing by them. There are a handful of different brands out there, but the idea is the same: you wet a towel with water, swipe it across your face, and poof! All of your makeup is gone. Even better, you can throw the towel in with your laundry and keep using it for months. (To that end, you can also use the same towel for a week or so, depending on how much makeup you wear, before having to wash it.) So, when I was given the Grove makeup remover towel as a gift a few months back, I figured I’d give it a chance. Armed with my towel and low expectations, I went for it. The lavender towel is made of 100 percent polyester, the tag says, but it feels ...

Science-fiction pioneer Robert A. Heinlein was an author, aeronautical engineer, and retired Naval officer who coined

Science-fiction pioneer Robert A. Heinlein was an author, aeronautical engineer, and retired Naval officer who coined the term “grok,” which is defined, in part, as “to understand intuitively,” where “intuit” is “a quick and ready insight.” This is an important matriculation of the term “understanding” when it comes to Moore’s law because, while many people are quick to spew-off their well-rehearsed, superficial understanding of Gordon Moore’s transistor doubling observation that we’ve all come to know and love, they don’t grok it in that they could tell you what Intel (INTC) meant when they critiqued AMD (AMD) for “gluing chips together” instead of making a proper single-chip CPU. Moore’s law is the observation that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles about every two years. I’ve been toying with this article for too long – first rejected by Seeking Alpha for being “in the weeds” and then becoming way too verbose for my own taste. For the sake of brevity, I need to get to the point. Moore’s law seems simple if we just sub...

How to choose the right lighting fixtures for your home, Latest Shopping News

Lighting your home can be a little bit confusing – especially in dining and entertainment areas – so it is important to understand how lighting can influence the mood of your home. Although the large, crystal-laden fixture looks fabulous in grand main rooms, the smaller sizes of modern homes and the popularity of chandeliers have created a demand for smaller chandeliers: Chandelettes or mini chandeliers. You cannot use these smaller versions as a centrepiece, but they are good for accenting in a more subtle fashion. Depending on the style, you can even install one in your bathroom. “A feature lamp should stand out, so size shouldn’t matter too much,” said a spokesman from Lightcraft. Just remember that it should not be too high, as a fixture that nearly touches the ceiling will look odd. If you are planning to purchase a pendant lamp to go with your dining table, follow this general rule of thumb: The space from the bottom of the light fixture to the top of the dining table should be between 75 and 92cm. The size of the lamp, the view (if any) and the presence of centrepieces (especially candles) will also influence the distance. When hanging the l...

Tesla Model 3 Performance Gets Huge Range Increase With 18-inch Wheels

Our good friend, colleague, and new team member Kyle Conner is cranking out the EV video content. In this recent video, he puts 18×7.5 Martian MW03 wheels on his Tesla Model 3 Performance to learn how much it impacts range and consumption as compared to the stock 20-inch wheels. It’s important to note that Conner’s Model 3 is outfitted with the Performance Upgrades package. We’re super excited that Conner (Out of Spec Motoring) has access to multiple EVs, an exclusive track, performance driving experience, and the know-how to run all these informative tests. Now that he’s working with the all-new InsideEVs video team and creating content for our new YouTube channel, the future possibilities are endless. Be sure to subscribe. Conner heads out on the highway to hooks us up with some numbers. He admits, regardless of anything related to consumption, he loves the look of the wheels. In addition, since they’re narrow, he’s able to put on skinnier tires. His results show 293 Wh/mile with the 18s. With the 20s, he typically sees 350 to 380 Wh/mile. Of course, the rear-wheel-drive Model 3 with aeros is going to be the better option, but he obviou...

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