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Monday January 13rd, 2020 night edition

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Last week, Netflix dropped the trailer for Gwyneth Paltrow’s new show The Goop Lab.

The producers of this show — that is, Gwyneth Paltrow and her company Goop — benefit directly from not only the show being popular but also from the legitimization of pseudoscience.

This show is, basically, an infomercial for the Goop brand, which is built around science-free products and ideas.

Regardless, the mere existence of the series will allow Paltrow and Goop to build the brand, which is currently estimated to be worth US$250 million.

The show serves as an opportunity to market the kind of magical thinking and pseudoscience that will help to sell Goop’s products.

It would be like Netflix streaming a show called The Coca-Cola Beverage Lab or the The Starbucks Coffee Adventure.

We should not give those involved with this industry — including Paltrow and Goop — a pass. »

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2020 Tokyo Olympics: Athletes Assured Cardboard Beds Won't Collapse During Sex

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So it seems, if one were to go by assertions by the organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Athletes who would participate in the Games have been assured that their cardboard beds won't collapse during sex, Mail Online reported.

The manufacturer, Airweave, confirmed that the cardboard beds can take up to 200 kg load, more than enough for two people. »

Pentagon chief says no specific evidence Iran was plotting to attack four U.S. embassies

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While Esper said he agreed with Trump that additional attacks against U.S. embassies were likely, he said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that Trump’s remarks to Fox News were not based on specific evidence on an attack on four embassies.

“The president didn’t cite a specific piece of evidence.”.

When pressed on whether intelligence officers offered concrete evidence on that point he said: “I didn’t see one with regards to four embassies.”. »