Chick-Fil-A Troll Company To Sell Chick-Fil-A On Sundays

It’s certainly the most elaborate prank I’ve ever heard of.

If you’ve been to or heard of Chick-Fil-A, chances are you know that it’s closed on Sundays.

Well, not anymore (sort of)! Someone decided enough is enough, and has found a loophole to get some of those pesky chicken sandwiches on a Sunday.

Allow me to introduce you to MSCHF Sunday Service, a company of which the sole purpose is to sell Chick-Fil-A sandwiches on a Sunday.

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This is the first of a few times that I will mention this: This is not even remotely associated with the actual restaurant Chick-Fil-A, in case that wasn’t clear from the website’s graphic design.

How? Easy. You fill out the form on their website and wait for them to send you a purchase link which you’ll use to order your sandwich.

The sandwiches come from actual Chick-Fil-A restaurants, so we can assume that they’ll be sold on Sundays after having been bought the day before.

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The classic chicken sandwich retails for $5.76, and MSCHF Sunday Service is selling it for $6.66. Again, this bears no association with Chick-Fil-A. 

You may be asking, “Why do this?” Luckily, MSCHF Sunday Service has their manifesto written on their site, complete with chicken sandwich as devil imagery.

So, essentially, we’re looking at a very elaborate (and amusing) scheme to troll Chick-Fil-A, a company that has inspired many boycotts over their philanthropic endeavors.

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Specifically, they’ve donated to several anti-LGBTQ charities throughout the company’s history, which massively sucks.

What do you think of this next-level prank? Will you try to get your hands on a Sunday chicken sandwich?


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Have a beauty-specific self-care day.

“At least one day out of the week, typically a Saturday or Sunday, I’ll do a full-blown beauty/skincare routine. This usually includes cleansing, exfoliating scrub, hair mask, face mask, and moisturizer. Then to end my night, I’ll make a hot cup of tea and read. I find that reading before bed makes me feel more relaxed and refreshed as opposed to scrolling through my phone for hours. Depending on how much or how little you spend on beauty/skincare products, you could easily find inexpensive but still effective drugstore products!”



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Biden Announces Extreme Heat Protections For Workers

The US government will develop national rules to protect workers from extreme heat, part of a series of initiatives announced by the Biden administration on Monday morning to address the growing health risk posed by climate change.

“As with other weather events, extreme heat is gaining in frequency and ferocity due to climate change, threatening communities across the country,” President Joe Biden said in a statement. “My administration will not leave Americans to face this threat alone.”

Extreme heat is now the leading weather-related killer in the US — and this summer revealed how unprepared the country is for the emerging threat. Hundreds of people died in June from a record-shattering heatwave that battered the Pacific Northwest, a region where many people don’t have air conditioning. A team of scientists found that the brutal heat wave would have been “virtually impossible” without climate change.

More recently, heat was the biggest killer in New Orleans following Hurricane Ida, which left the city without power for days. 10 of the 14 local deaths caused by the storm were due to heat, a number experts say is sure to be an undercount of the true toll.

In the absence of federal heat rules, workers have been especially vulnerable to extreme heat. At least 384 workers have died from environmental heat exposure across the US in the past decade, according to reporting by NPR and Columbia Journalism Investigations. And only a handful of states have tried to fill the gap, with Oregon and Washington establishing temporary heat standards just this year.

Climate activists celebrated the long-awaited change, which will begin with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration launching the process to develop a federal heat standard for workers.

OSHA will also boost heat-related enforcement of companies, conducting more workplace inspections on days when the heat index exceeds 80 degrees and dedicating “additional resources to responding to heat-related complaints,” according to a White House fact sheet.

“I’m particularly excited that OSHA will take immediate steps to improve heat safety for workers,” Juanita Constible, a climate health advocate at the Natural Resources Defense Council, told BuzzFeed News by email. “Developing a strong, enforceable occupational heat standard could take years. But we saw this summer that workers can’t wait; they need protection now.”

The new government-related heat efforts will expand beyond the workplace, too.

One way communities can help those without air conditioning in the midst of a sweltering heat wave is to provide public places where people can cool off, also known as “cooling centers”. Using stimulus money, the Environmental Protection Agency will now be offering technical support to communities to convert schools into cooling centers during heat waves.

Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security announced it will be launching multiple competitions aimed at boosting the nation’s resilience to climate change.

“The first competition in this series will focus on new ways to protect people at risk of heat-related illnesses or death during extreme heats or in connection with other disasters,” the fact sheet said.

Constible commended the new initiatives as a good first step. “The package has a good emphasis on equity,” she said, “but it’s clear that congressional action will be needed to get us beyond just better understanding the problem to solutions that communities can use.”

This is a developing story.


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US Ends Travel Ban, Adding New Vaccination Requirement

The US will start allowing all fully vaccinated people to fly to the US starting in early November, the Biden administration announced on Monday, ending restrictions put in place to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The move will end blanket restrictions on travel from some European countries, China, and Iran. It will also end a required two-week quarantine in effect for many international air travelers to the US. The CDC will determine which vaccine regimens the US will accept as full vaccinations.

“This individual-based approach rather than country-based one is the right system,” White House pandemic czar Jeff Zients said at a briefing for reporters on Monday. “International travel is critical to connecting families and friends, to fueling small and large businesses, to promoting the open exchange ideas of culture,” he added.

Individuals must show proof of vaccination prior to boarding a US-bound airplane. Nearly six billion vaccine doses have been administered worldwide and many more countries now have stronger vaccination programs, enabling the US to make the change in requirements, Zients said.

The new system will require travelers show negative test results for COVID-19 within three days of travel. Unvaccinated US citizens traveling from abroad will face stricter testing conditions, needing to test one day prior to departure and test again after their arrival.

Travelers will also need to provide airlines with detailed contact information to allow for contact tracing if they are involved in an outbreak. The policy will also require masking on all flights and fines for refusing to wear masks on planes were doubled last month, Zients noted. He said that the airlines would keep the contact tracing data for 30 days or less.

The policy change does not affect land crossings at the Canadian and Mexican borders.


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Brief Urges Supreme Court To Protect Abortion Rights

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Zoraima Pelaez on Sunday Sept. 19, 2021 in Austin, Texas.

Growing up in a poor, immigrant family in Austin, Zoraima Pelaez couldn’t afford college right after high school. But after saving up as a hairstylist and makeup artist for several years, she enrolled in classes at the local community college with the goal of becoming the first in her family to get a degree.

Then she got pregnant.

Staring at the two little lines on her home test stick, she thought of her older sister, who had struggled as a young, single mother. Pelaez, who was in her early 20s, wasn’t ready to have a child. And she knew that in order to achieve her dream and graduate from college, she needed to get an abortion.

“I had other plans for myself and I wanted to see those through,” she said.

Now 33 and a third-year student at the University of Texas School of Law, Pelaez and thousands of others who’ve had abortions are urging the Supreme Court to uphold the precedent that protected their reproductive rights in an amicus brief filed Friday. The court is set to hear arguments later in its upcoming term regarding a Mississippi law that prohibits nearly all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, before a fetus can survive outside the womb. At stake is the key tenet of reproductive rights in the US: that states cannot ban abortion before a fetus is viable. If the justices were to do away with that principle or allow exceptions to it, nationwide access to abortion care could crumble.

The brief, submitted by the nonprofits Advocates for Youth and We Testify, shares the abortion stories of about two dozen women, trans people, and nonbinary people, as well as one cis man whose partner terminated a pregnancy. Together, their experiences illustrate not only the diversity of those who access abortion care but also the wide array of reasons they choose not to stay pregnant. Some simply didn’t want to become parents, while others ended their pregnancies to protect their mental health, escape abusive relationships, or prioritize their education or career.

Including personal stories in court filings isn’t new. But according to Renee Bracey Sherman, founder and executive director of We Testify, there’s never been a brief with this many signatories of individuals who’ve had abortions. A total of 6,641 people who terminated their pregnancies as long ago as the mid-1940s and as recently as a couple of months ago joined the brief. Their names take up more than 60 pages of the document.

“I hope the justices read every single one of them,” said Bracey Sherman, who had an abortion at 19.

Her name appears in the brief in addition to her mother’s, an aunt’s, and three cousins’.

“We’re not random people,” Bracey Sherman said. “We are entire families of people, and abortion is part of what makes our families what they are.”

Though lower courts have repeatedly blocked the Mississippi law and others like it, the Supreme Court’s decision to revisit the issue in its next term, which starts in October, signaled that the justices may be willing not only to chip away at abortion rights but also potentially to dismantle Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that made abortion legal nationwide almost 50 years ago. It’s the result of a yearslong effort by anti-abortion activists to get the issue back before the Supreme Court after Donald Trump won the presidency, and it will be the first major abortion case to come before the court since the conservative majority grew to 6–3 with the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett last year.

And after the justices refused to stop a six-week abortion ban from taking effect in Texas earlier this month, the fears have only grown that they could overturn the legal basis for the reproductive healthcare that hundreds of thousands of people rely on each year.

“I’m worried,” said Advocates for Youth President Debra Hauser, who had an abortion in 1995.

Still, Hauser said if the outpouring of support for the brief is any indicator, people who have had abortions, as well as others who believe that no one should be forced to carry a pregnancy to term, will continue to speak up and work to ensure everyone has access to safe, affordable reproductive care regardless of what the court does.

“People are paying attention now,” she said, noting that organizers didn’t expect to get thousands of signatures. The groups had just a week to collect signatories, and even though the filing has already been sent to the court, people are still submitting their names through the online petition.

“People are awake and aware,” Hauser said. “They’re not going to go quietly and let this happen.”

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Pro-choice protesters march outside the Texas State Capitol on Sept. 1, 2021 in Austin, Texas.

In the upcoming case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the state of Mississippi is calling on the Supreme Court to overturn Roe and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the 1992 opinion that held that states could not prohibit abortions before the viability point, which is usually around 24 weeks. Their attorneys argue in court filings that the Constitution does not protect the right to abortion, and the court’s requirement that state law not place an “undue burden” on abortion access before 24 weeks unfairly impedes states from creating local abortion regulations.

They also claim that societal changes and new scientific findings — such as the improved ability of women to “attain both professional success and a rich family life,” the wider accessibility of contraception and adoption, and the knowledge that a fetus has taken on the human form before viability — have essentially made abortion unnecessary.

“Innumerable women and mothers have reached the highest echelons of economic and social life independent of the right endorsed in those cases,” the state’s brief states. “Sweeping policy advances now promote women’s full pursuit of both career and family.”

Attorneys for Jackson Women’s Health, the only remaining abortion clinic in the state, shot down those arguments in its response filed last week, saying there were no developments that made the right to abortion “any less worthy of constitutional protection.” And the idea that advancements in gender equality have made abortion any less vital is “nonsensical,” the clinic’s attorneys said, noting that the ability of women to participate equally in society is predicated on their ability to make decisions about their reproductive health.

Individuals who are denied the right to an abortion face greater health risks associated with continued pregnancy and childbirth, lost educational opportunities, and economic insecurity, the attorneys said.

“Even if the claim that the United States had achieved full gender equality were true (it is not), those gains were made while the Court has steadfastly reaffirmed the right to abortion,” their brief states.

Though their reasons for getting abortions varied, eight individuals who shared their stories in the amicus brief or signed their names to the filing told BuzzFeed News that being able to terminate their pregnancy or pregnancies allowed them to live the lives that they wanted.

“I gave myself the gift of my future, is how I think about it,” said Meg Ringler, 32, of Pittsburgh. “I was able to create a life for myself that I love.”

When Advocates for Youth’s Hauser learned she was pregnant in 1995, her husband had disappeared. She ended her pregnancy so she could better take care of herself and the 6-month-old son she already had.

“I was able to make the best choice for my family at that time and, you know, I’m just forever grateful for it,” she said.

For Marketia Patterson, having the option to end two pregnancies when she learned that severe neural tube defects meant the fetuses were unlikely to live was critical for her mental health. She already had one child and wanted more. But if she had been forced to carry those pregnancies to term, only for both children to die, she said she likely would not have tried to have another baby again.

“There’s something about knowing that the pregnancy you’re carrying is not viable,” said Patterson, 63, of Athens, Georgia, who gave birth to her second child after her abortions.

“I hate that I was ever put in that position by fate, Mother Nature, call it what you will,” she added. “But I’m glad I had that option.”

As she told her story in the brief, Pelaez wrote that her decision to have an abortion almost a decade ago made her into the person she is today. She eventually transferred from community college to the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated with honors in 2017. When she finishes law school, she plans to use her legal education to fight for reproductive rights.

“Now I get to have my dream career and my amazing husband,” she told BuzzFeed News, adding that she’s looking forward to building a family with her partner on her own terms. “Abortion and the fact that I got one … is the through line of my life.”

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Tohan photographed in Houston, Texas on Sept. 19, 2021.

Others, like Tohan O., said abortion care saved their lives. In 2018, Tohan found out she was pregnant as she was trying to sever ties with an abusive partner. The 35-year-old Houston resident said that having an abortion was her only option to get away from her ex without any lasting ties.

“I don’t even know if I would be here to tell the story if I didn’t make that decision,” she said.

When Texas’s six-week ban became law, Tohan broke down in tears. Had this law been in effect when she needed an abortion, she would have been lost over how to end her pregnancy. Now she worries about how others will get care.

“I met a young girl who used a wire hanger to try to self-abort, and she ended up in a critical, life-threatening situation after,” Tohan said. “When you take people’s rights, you’re literally endangering their lives. If someone wants to have an abortion, they’re going to find a way to do it.”

She and others whose names are in the brief hope that by sharing their stories, the justices will see how personal the decision to have an abortion is and how vital it is to protect individuals’ rights to make that call for themselves.

“People don’t know what’s going on in other people’s lives,” Hauser said. “It’s really important for people to have the ability to have agency over their decisions and to have bodily autonomy. That’s kind of at the very essence of freedom.”

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Tohan O. photographed in Houston, Texas on September 19, 2021.

Pfizer Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe For Young Kids
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Pfizer Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe For Young Kids

Lower-dose COVID-19 shots tested on kids aged 5 to 11 look safe and effective, vaccine makers Pfizer and BioNTech announced on Monday.

Results of the clinical trial of the mRNA vaccine, tested in more than 2,200 kids, will soon be submitted to the FDA, according to the companies. The company has not yet publicly released their data.

The doses the children received were a third of the size of adults ones, given in two doses spaced three weeks apart. The lower-dose shots prompted strong immune responses close to those seen in adults aged 16 to 25 given the full doses, the companies said. Younger kids experienced low side effects similar to those seen in young adults.

“We are eager to extend the protection afforded by the vaccine to this younger population,” said Pfizer chief executive officer said Albert Bourla, in a statement. Since July, childhood cases of COVID-19 have risen by about 240% in the US, Bourla noted, as a surge tied to the Delta variant of the virus has coincided with school reopenings nationwide.

While it’s currently estimated that only around 1% of kids who get COVID-19 will be hospitalized, by mid-August, the number of kids getting hospitalized with COVID per week was nearly five times higher than it was at the end of June, according to the CDC.

The FDA has faced increasing pressure to authorize vaccines for kids. The pharmaceutical firms said they would also submit the results to be published in a scientific journal.

The FDA authorized the Pfizer vaccine for kids 12 to 15 in May, two months after the drug company submitted trial results to the agency. A similar timeline would mean a vaccine for kids aged 5 to 11 could come around the beginning of November.

Pfizer also said that results from the other two younger age cohorts – children aged 2 to 5 years and children 6 months to 2 years of age – are expected later this year.


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Amy Schumer Had Her Uterus And Appendix Removed

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The comedian and actor recently took to Instagram to reveal that she had her uterus and appendix removed as a result of treating her endometriosis.

“So, it’s the morning after my surgery for endometriosis and my uterus is out,” she said in the video. “The doctor found 30 spots of endometriosis that he removed. He removed my appendix because the endometriosis had attacked it.”

“There was…a lot of blood in my uterus and I’m, you know, sore and I have some, like, gas pains.”

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In the caption of the post, Schumer wrote, “If you have really painful periods, you may have #endometriosis.”

An important message to share, and one that clearly resonated with others: Amidst a bevy of well wishes in the IG comments, Jennette McCurdy expressed empathy regarding her similar experience. “i was just told this by my gynecologist!” she wrote. “i’m bedridden for 24 hours once a month. thank you for talking about this. wishing you a speedy recovery”.

Head here if you’re looking for more information about symptoms and treatment of endometriosis.

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17 Tips For Self Care From The “Sex Education” Cast

From meditation to staring at fine art.

We all know self care is super important! Getting the right amount of zzzs, venturing outdoors, or taking time for yourself can be exactly what you need when life gets a bit too much.

But have you ever wondered how your favourite TV stars like to kick back and relax? Well, we asked the cast of Sex Education about their self care habits, why self care is important, and which activities they think everyone should try at least once in their lives to help them relax and centre themselves! Here are their suggestions:


Ncuti (Eric) thinks exercise is the best thing you can do to look after yourself.


Tanya (Lily) highly recommends getting into puzzles and sudoku.

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“If you have a problem like I do with anxiety, do puzzles! Even if I’m watching TV or something, I like to be focussing on something else like a puzzle or a sudoku. Something that occupies your hands and requires you to focus on it so that your mind doesn’t run away with itself. I find things like that really calm me down.”


She’s also a big fan of a bath!


Alistair (Mr. Groff) recommends staring at a piece of art and seeing how it makes you feel.


He also says “read a book – doesn’t matter what the book is!”


Trish (Ola) prescribes a little meditation to keep yourself centred.


Asa (Otis) likes to keep it simple – “take time out if you need it, and give yourself space if you need space.”


Another tip from Alistair is to walk alongside someone that you like.


Ncuti also believes in leaving people’s expectations of you at the door.


And he also says if you need help, reach out for it!


“I actually started therapy today, which is perfect for Sex Education. That’s an exciting journey, but also I guess not the most affordable thing. Just continue to talk to people, communicate, talk to your friends, family, keep the people you love and the things that make you happy very close to you.”


Connor (Adam) thinks open communication with friends and family is super important.


Mimi (Ruby) advocates being a little bit selfish every now and again!


And she and Trish are very into the healing power of crystals.


“We both love our crystals and we both like zen time, which is all to do with self care. We’re always exchanging crystal knowledge!”


Trish also has a great technique for relieving pain and stress using pressure points, according to Mimi.


“She’s very handy if I feel stressed! She taught me about these pressure points – if I feel sick, she’ll squeeze my shoulders to relieve the nausea. She also showed me this thing on my hand – it’s kind of like pressing down into it. Basically, there are points on your body where it helps if you apply a little bit of pressure.”


Aimee (Aimee) is big believer in poetry’s ability to soothe the soul.


She recommends Raymond Carver, Maya Angelou, and Ellen Bass.


“I’ve just finished a full Raymond Carver collection and he’s amazing! I like reading really different voices because I read Maya Angelou – obviously incredible – and then I went on to Raymond Carver. Both really resonated in different parts of me, and I think that’s what’s so gorgeous about it. Oh, and Ellen Bass, she’s my favourite!”


And finally, Alistair also recommends finding a way to laugh if you can – “it’ll make the world seem a little bit brighter”.

Will you be trying any of these things? Let us know in the comments and feel free to add your own suggestions for self care!

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