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- Judging by the fact that the Biden administration wants the public and private sectors to fill 600,000 vacant jobs in cybersecurity, it sounds like cyberspace is not secure.
- Tourist foot traffic in parts of Manhattan has now exceeded pre-pandemic levels.
- It appears someone murdered the 81-year-old philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, the wife of music mogul Clarence Avant and the mother-in-law of Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos, at her home in Beverly Hills.
- The Army is updating its 40-year-old fitness test with something geared more towards "modern warfare" and it sounds far more challenging — you gotta throw a medicine ball backwards 4.5 meters, plank for 2 minutes and 9 seconds, dead lift at least 140 pounds, and do some other hard stuff.
- Being single and living alone is very expensive, Vox explains.
- You might have assumed that the Queen of England just had one of her butlers hold half-eaten bags of crips nice and tight, but no, Her Royal Highness "told" Us Weekly that she uses rubber bands and saves them on a rubber band ball.
- Square is now Block.
- GQ has a long interview with Mark Hoppus about beating cancer and also patching things up with Tom and Travis.
- And finally, a thread of dogs that look like acclaimed actors:
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