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Dear Abby: Man locks bathroom door to escape wife’s constant criticisms

DEAR ABBY: Since the coronavirus lockdown began, my wife and I have been cooped up together all day, every day. Though we have lived together for 35 years, she’s now discovering that I “don’t cook vegetables correctly.” (It goes without saying that I’m no longer allowed to prepare the entrees.)

I don’t sort the trash the way she thinks it should be, so I can’t take out the garbage without her first inspecting it. Not only do I not wash the dishes properly, I don’t even wash my face right. Thus far the only thing I seem to be able to do is go to the restroom without her supervision, but I lock the door now just in case she decides to kibitz.

I realize that during this tense time, people feel a loss of control over their own lives and try to compensate however they can. I’m able to

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CityLab Daily: The TikTok Party House Next Door

Bad neighbors: What is it like to live next to social media influencers? Some wealthy Los Angeles residents are finding out the hard way as homes in their neighborhoods increasingly turn into collab houses, or TikTok mansions — so called because they’re rented out by talent management groups and filled with young stars who use them as backdrops for content on the video-sharing platform and similar apps.  

They’re also the target of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s latest crackdown on house parties, writes Patrick Sisson. During coronavirus lockdowns, several of these rented mansions became ad-hoc nightclubs for illegal gatherings, creating tension, anxiety and sometimes violence in affluent neighborhoods. In August, for example, city officials cut utilities to the 8,500-square-foot home known as the Sway House after the TikTok stars living inside were accused of hosting parties “in flagrant violation of our public health orders.” To the dismay of many more wealthy residents

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