British Airway boots man who tried to fly wearing everything he packed

By Amy B Wang | Washington Post There are many approaches to avoid paying a fee for excess luggage when traveling by air these days. You could pack light, cramming all your belongings in an approved carry-on bag. Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and beyond. Sign up for our new Morning Report weekday newsletter. You could book with an airline that doesn’t charge for baggage. Or, in the case of one man flying out of Iceland last week, you could try boarding the plane donning, say, 10 shirts and eight pairs of pants. That was the approach of a traveler identified by the… Read More

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There were more than 12,000 calls to U.S. poison control centers for people eating laundry pods last year

Tide Pods are the internet’s breakout meme of early 2018. For those of you not in the know, the joke is that brightly colored laundry detergent pods look like delicious fruity candy so maybe we should, you know, eat them. To be clear, you should not eat them. “You’re really taking a chance – and to what end?” Alfred Aleguas of the Florida Poison Information Center told The Washington Post earlier this month. “It’s pretty foolish behavior.” The Consumer Product Safety Commission warned that “a meme should not become a family tragedy.” Tide partnered with New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski to issue a PSA. But Tide Pods are… Read More

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Audrey Roloff Writes a Lot About God in Order to Make Money

Audrey Roloff says you should get off social media in order to go on a truly meaningful adventure. She offered these words of wisdom on social media. Indeed, the Little People, Big World star has once again taken to Instagram in order to dole out some heartfelt life advice. This is something she does VERY often. And it’s starting to generate some major backlash for Roloff because she always ends her messages with a link to her online store or to some kind of sponsor. Should Audrey really be profiting off her faith in such a manner? This is once again a topic for discussion because Roloff may have just… Read More

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Matt Damon: I Should Probably Shut Up, Huh?!?

It took several weeks and multiple interview, but it has finally happened. Matt Damon has finally said the right thing about the ongoing sexual harassment scandal in Hollywood. On Tuesday morning, the veteran actor sat down with The Today Show and reflected on a series of remarks he made last month that got him in boiling hot water. “I really wished I listened a lot more before I weighed in on this,” Damon said on the program, referring to controversial comments he made in regard to the #MeToo movement. He’s talking, of course, about a chat Damon had in mid-December with Peter Travis of ABC. In this chat, Damon grew… Read More

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Little Gingko Asian Café debuts in former Cap Hill Gypsy House space and more restaurant openings

Because your New Year’s Resolutions are dead anyway… Comfort food alert for Littleton: Grande Station opened downtown with separate menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring delicious-sounding (but maybe not quite calorie-conscious) dishes like biscuits with chorizo sausage gravy, New Orleans chicken pasta and flash-fried shrimp sticks. Sure, they have healthier options, too, but come on — fried shrimp sticks. 2299 W. Main St., Littleton, 303-942-0662; grandestation.com Pizza and beer Oh, build-your-own, fast-casual pizza chains. There’s the spontaneity of strolling down the line, picking and choosing which ingredients will crown your pie, but there’s also that safety net that comes with chains — you know what you’re going to get… Read More

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What happened in “Top Chef” Colorado Episode 6 (spoiler alert!)

Because we’re determined to stay on top of all things “Top Chef” while the Bravo show is in our own backyard, we’re offering recaps of episodes. Here’s a rundown on Jan. 11’s Episode 6, which featured a Top Chef Beer Garden, of sorts, at Elitch Gardens in Denver. Local place highlighted in this episode: For German food inspiration, D Bar chef and owner Keegan Gerhard (a star from the rival Food Network) took the chefs to Rhein Haus in LoDo, a German bier hall imported from Seattle. The Elimination Challenge took place at Elitch Gardens under a tent near the Big Wheel, a 100-plus foot tall Ferris wheel at the… Read More

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