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Shoppers are rushing to get their hands on $22.50 silk pillowcases from Spotlight, after a woman drew attention to the bargain buy online.

Silk pillowcases reportedly have plenty of benefits for our hair and skin, insofar as they prevent wrinkles and frizzy locks, but they can often cost around $100 thanks to the luxury nature of the material.

‘This 100 per cent silk pillowcase is currently on sale for $22.50 from $50. Run!’ one woman posted on Facebook.

Shoppers are rushing to get their hands on $22.50 silk pillowcases from Spotlight, after a woman drew attention to the bargain buy online (pictured)

Shoppers are rushing to get their hands on $22.50 silk pillowcases from Spotlight, after a woman drew attention to the bargain buy online (pictured)

Shoppers are rushing to get their hands on $22.50 silk pillowcases from Spotlight, after a woman drew attention to the bargain buy online (pictured)

It wasn’t long before hundreds of others said they had also snapped up the Spotlight silk pillowcases, and love how they give them a good night’s sleep.

‘I love these pillowcases, I’m going to get two more,’ one commenter posted.

‘They’re surprisingly great quality considering they are so reasonable,’ another added.

Online, the pillowcases (pictured) have countless five star ratings, where the product description claims they will 'enhance your slumber'

Online, the pillowcases (pictured) have countless five star ratings, where the product description claims they will 'enhance your slumber'

Online, the pillowcases (pictured) have countless five star ratings, where the product description claims they will ‘enhance your slumber’

What are the benefits of sleeping on silk?

* Silk is the most hypoallergenic of natural fibres, meaning it’s highly delicate on the skin.

* It features natural temperature-regulating properties, meaning you stay cool in summer and warm in winter.

* It helps to prevent frizzy hair thanks to its smooth feel.

* It can stop wrinkles from forming, due to a lack of friction from the pillowcase. 

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Online, the pillowcases have countless five star ratings, where the product description claims they will ‘enhance your slumber’.

‘Made from luxurious Mulberry silk that is ultra soft and smooth, the KOO Elite pillowcases are great for sensitive sleepers and all skin types,’ the Spotlight website reads.

‘Silk is the most hypoallergenic of all the natural fibres, making this pillowcase highly delicate on the skin.

‘Silk also features natural temperature-regulating properties, making it cool and soothing to the touch.’ 

The benefits of sleeping on silk have been widely reported in recent times.

Not only can it help to stop wrinkles from forming due to a lack of friction from the pillowcase, but it can also help to smooth out frizzy hair and keep your locks looking hydrated and sleek.

According to the Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab, silk fibres are inherently temperature-regulating. 

Unlike cotton, which absorbs moisture, silk wicks moisture away to keep you dry and cool all night long.  

They are also often hypoallergenic, meaning your skin is less aggravated.

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Meghan Markle calls RBG the Justice of Courage as she pays tribute to the SCOTUS icon

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Meghan Markle has paid tribute to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, calling her ‘a Justice of courage’.

‘With an incomparable and indelible legacy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will forever be known as a woman of brilliance, a Justice of courage, and a human of deep conviction,’ Markle said in a statement to the media.

‘She has been a true inspiration to me since I was a girl. Honor her, remember her, act for her,’ she continued.

Markle, 39, is currently living in Los Angeles with Prince Harry and their son Archie, after the couple stepped down as senior royals in March and moved to North America.

Meghan Markle (seen in 2018) has paid tribute to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, calling her 'a Justice of courage'

Meghan Markle (seen in 2018) has paid tribute to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, calling her 'a Justice of courage'

Meghan Markle (seen in 2018) has paid tribute to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, calling her ‘a Justice of courage’

'With an incomparable and indelible legacy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will forever be known as a woman of brilliance, a Justice of courage, and a human of deep conviction,' Markle said

'With an incomparable and indelible legacy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will forever be known as a woman of brilliance, a Justice of courage, and a human of deep conviction,' Markle said

‘With an incomparable and indelible legacy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will forever be known as a woman of brilliance, a Justice of courage, and a human of deep conviction,’ Markle said

Ginsburg, the second female justice ever appointed to the Supreme Court, is widely regarded as a feminist icon.

Prior to her appointment to the high court, Ginsburg argued six gender equality cases before the court.

Markle was just one of the many voices raised up to pay tribute to the late justice.

Democratic Party vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff, joined crowds outside the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Saturday morning. 

Ginsburg was ‘a titan – a relentless defender of justice and a legal mind for the ages,’ Harris wrote in a tweet with a photo of the visit.

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Others on the Supreme Court steps clutched candles, flowers, signs, and young children. Some appeared in running and biking clothes, on a detour from their morning exercising.

Ginsburg, 87, died on Friday night after a battle with pancreatic cancer, giving President Donald Trump a chance to expand the U.S. top court’s conservative majority at a time of deep divisions in America, as a presidential election looms.

Mourners heralded Ginsburg’s groundbreaking legal career and expressed dark worries about the future of the country.

‘I am heartbroken,’ actor Jennifer Lopez wrote on Instagram. ‘She was a true champion of gender equality and was a strong woman for me and all the little girls of the world to look up to.’

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Texas braces for ANOTHER hurricane as Tropical Storm Beta gains strength in the Gulf of Mexico

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A hurricane watch has been issued for parts of Texas as Tropical Storm Beta gains strength in the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to hit the coast by early next week.  

The National Hurricane Center warned of ‘an increasing risk of heavy rainfall and flooding’ along the coast from Sunday through at least the middle of next week as the slow-moving storm approaches the state. 

As of Saturday morning, Beta was 290 miles east of the mouth of the Rio Grande with maximum sustained winds at 60mph, the NHC said in an advisory.

Forecasters said the storm is expected to become a hurricane on Sunday. 

A GeoColor satellite image taken Saturday shows Tropical Storm Beta, center, in the Gulf of Mexico. A hurricane watch is in effect Saturday for coastal Texas as Tropical Storm Beta gains strength

A GeoColor satellite image taken Saturday shows Tropical Storm Beta, center, in the Gulf of Mexico. A hurricane watch is in effect Saturday for coastal Texas as Tropical Storm Beta gains strength

A GeoColor satellite image taken Saturday shows Tropical Storm Beta, center, in the Gulf of Mexico. A hurricane watch is in effect Saturday for coastal Texas as Tropical Storm Beta gains strength

A hurricane watch is in effect for parts of Texas as Tropical Storm Beta gains strength in the Gulf of Mexico

A hurricane watch is in effect for parts of Texas as Tropical Storm Beta gains strength in the Gulf of Mexico

A hurricane watch is in effect for parts of Texas as Tropical Storm Beta gains strength in the Gulf of Mexico 

As of Saturday morning, Beta was 290 miles east of the mouth of the Rio Grande with maximum sustained winds at 60mph, the NHC said in an advisory

As of Saturday morning, Beta was 290 miles east of the mouth of the Rio Grande with maximum sustained winds at 60mph, the NHC said in an advisory

As of Saturday morning, Beta was 290 miles east of the mouth of the Rio Grande with maximum sustained winds at 60mph, the NHC said in an advisory

The National Weather Service warned of potential heavy flooding from Sunday as the slowing-moving storm approaches the coast

The National Weather Service warned of potential heavy flooding from Sunday as the slowing-moving storm approaches the coast

The National Weather Service warned of potential heavy flooding from Sunday as the slowing-moving storm approaches the coast

A hurricane watch was issued from Port Aransas, Texas, to High Island, Texas. 

Also in effect were a storm surge watch from Port Mansfield, Texas to High Island; and a tropical storm watch from south of Port Aransas to the mouth of the Rio Grande, and east of High Island to Morgan City, Louisiana.

Forecasters were predicting up to four feet (1.2 meters) of storm surge along parts of the Texas coast. 

Wind, heavy rainfall and life-threatening surf and rip current conditions were also expected with the storm.

It comes amid an exceptionally busy Atlantic hurricane season that saw forecasters ran out of traditional storm names earlier Friday, forcing the use of the Greek alphabet for only the second time since the 1950s.

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Forecasters were predicting up to four feet (1.2 meters) of storm surge along parts of the Texas coast

Forecasters were predicting up to four feet (1.2 meters) of storm surge along parts of the Texas coast

Forecasters were predicting up to four feet (1.2 meters) of storm surge along parts of the Texas coast

Alpha was a post-tropical cyclone Friday night after bringing rain to Portugal. 

Tropical Storm Wilfred remained at sea but was 830 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands with maximum sustained winds at 40 mph (65 kph).

Meanwhile, Hurricane Teddy remained a powerful hurricane late Friday, with maximum sustained winds at 130mph. 

Teddy was centered 730 miles southeast of Bermuda less than a week after Hurricane Paulette made landfall in the wealthy British territory. 

Large swells from Teddy were forecast to impact the Lesser Antilles, the Greater Antilles and the Bahamas, and by Saturday were to spread to Bermuda and the U.S. East Coast.

Parts of the Alabama coast and Florida Panhandle were still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Sally, which roared ashore on Wednesday. 

At least two deaths were blamed on the system, and hundreds of thousands of people were still without power late Friday.

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How Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death could effect future the make-up of the Supreme Court

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 Former President Barack Obama hailed late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as an inspiration to generations of Americans as he called on Senate Republicans to hold off on trying to replace her before the election.

Her death, just 46 days before the presidential vote, has left the Supreme Court at a historic moment as Ginsburg’s replacement could alter the political leaning of the court for decades if Trump can push through his third conservative justice in one term. 

‘The questions before the Court now and in the coming years — with decisions that will determine whether or not our economy is fair, our society is just, women are treated equally, our planet survives, and our democracy endures — are too consequential to future generations for courts to be filled through anything less than an unimpeachable process,’ Obama wrote in a post on Medium.

The former president cited the controversy over his nomination of Merrick Garland to the top court in 2016 in saying the Republicans ‘invented the principle that the Senate shouldn’t fill an open seat on the Supreme Court before a new president was sworn in’ and called on them to respect the precedent they set.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and President Barack Obama embrace on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 24, 2009. The former president paid tribute to the late justice on Saturday while warning Republicans against trying to replace her before the election

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and President Barack Obama embrace on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 24, 2009. The former president paid tribute to the late justice on Saturday while warning Republicans against trying to replace her before the election

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and President Barack Obama embrace on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 24, 2009. The former president paid tribute to the late justice on Saturday while warning Republicans against trying to replace her before the election

Obama wrote that Ginsburg 'inspired the generations who followed her, from the tiniest trick-or-treaters to law students burning the midnight oil to the most powerful leaders in the land'

Obama wrote that Ginsburg 'inspired the generations who followed her, from the tiniest trick-or-treaters to law students burning the midnight oil to the most powerful leaders in the land'

Obama wrote that Ginsburg ‘inspired the generations who followed her, from the tiniest trick-or-treaters to law students burning the midnight oil to the most powerful leaders in the land’

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has left the Supreme Court at a historic moment that could see it with a conservative majority of 6 to 3 for many years to come

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has left the Supreme Court at a historic moment that could see it with a conservative majority of 6 to 3 for many years to come

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has left the Supreme Court at a historic moment that could see it with a conservative majority of 6 to 3 for many years to come

Barack Obama’s statement on RBG

 Sixty years ago, Ruth Bader Ginsburg applied to be a Supreme Court clerk. She’d studied at two of our finest law schools and had ringing recommendations. But because she was a woman, she was rejected. Ten years later, she sent her first brief to the Supreme Court — which led it to strike down a state law based on gender discrimination for the first time. And then, for nearly three decades, as the second woman ever to sit on the highest court in the land, she was a warrior for gender equality — someone who believed that equal justice under law only had meaning if it applied to every single American.

Over a long career on both sides of the bench — as a relentless litigator and an incisive jurist — Justice Ginsburg helped us see that discrimination on the basis of sex isn’t about an abstract ideal of equality; that it doesn’t only harm women; that it has real consequences for all of us. It’s about who we are — and who we can be.

Justice Ginsburg inspired the generations who followed her, from the tiniest trick-or-treaters to law students burning the midnight oil to the most powerful leaders in the land. Michelle and I admired her greatly, we’re profoundly thankful for the legacy she left this country, and we offer our gratitude and our condolences to her children and grandchildren tonight.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought to the end, through her cancer, with unwavering faith in our democracy and its ideals. That’s how we remember her. But she also left instructions for how she wanted her legacy to be honored.

Four and a half years ago, when Republicans refused to hold a hearing or an up-or-down vote on Merrick Garland, they invented the principle that the Senate shouldn’t fill an open seat on the Supreme Court before a new president was sworn in.

A basic principle of the law — and of everyday fairness — is that we apply rules with consistency, and not based on what’s convenient or advantageous in the moment. The rule of law, the legitimacy of our courts, the fundamental workings of our democracy all depend on that basic principle. As votes are already being cast in this election, Republican Senators are now called to apply that standard. The questions before the Court now and in the coming years — with decisions that will determine whether or not our economy is fair, our society is just, women are treated equally, our planet survives, and our democracy endures — are too consequential to future generations for courts to be filled through anything less than an unimpeachable process.

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‘A basic principle of the law — and of everyday fairness — is that we apply rules with consistency, and not based on what’s convenient or advantageous in the moment,’ he wrote. ‘Republican Senators are now called to apply that standard.’

Obama also lauded Ginsburg as a ‘warrior for gender equality’ who ‘helped us see that discrimination on the basis of sex isn’t about an abstract ideal of equality; that it doesn’t only harm women; that it has real consequences for all of us. It’s about who we are — and who we can be.’

The closely divided court had five justices with conservative bents and four liberals, before Ginsburg’s death. 

If Trump were to choose a conservative judge to replace the liberal Ginsburg, as expected, the court’s conservatives would have more heft with a 6-3 majority.  

The president repeatedly touts his success in already nominating two conservative Supreme Court Justices as one of the biggest achievements of his term but wishes to extend his influence further. 

He has already remade the federal bench for a generation and the new vacancy in the highest court gives the president the ability to shape its future for decades to come if he is re-elected in November.

The current make-up of the US Supreme Court 

CONSERVATIVE 

John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, aged 65, appointed by George W Bush

Neil M. Gorsuch, aged 53, appointed by Donald Trump

Brett M. Kavanaugh, aged 55, appointed by Donald Trump

Samuel A. Alito, Jr., aged 70, appointed by George W Bush

Clarence Thomas, aged 72, appointed by George H W Bush

LIBERAL  

Stephen G. Breyer, aged 82, appointed by Bill Clinton

Sonia Sotomayor, aged 66, appointed by Barack Obama

Elena Kagan, aged 60, appointed by Barack Obama

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, died aged 87, appointed by Bill Clinton

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Trump’s two nominees to the court, Justice Neil Gorsuch, 53, and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, 55, are young appointments meaning that their potential tenure could last for decades.

If possible, the president is expected to pick a third young nominee, increasing the length of his influence on the court.

If he loses in November without having secured a third Justice, Trump could still attempt to push a nomination through the Republican-controlled Senate before Biden’s inauguration in January, although this would likely be met with fury by Democrats.

If there was still a vacancy by January, a victorious Biden could appoint a liberal nominee, leaving the conservative-liberal balance at 5-4. 

With other current Justices on the court in their 70s and 80s, without the Trump nominee, a Biden presidency could have further vacancies that could swing the balance of the court completely. 

If Trump wins the election and already has appointed his third Justice, further vacancies in a second term could allow him to push the conservative bias even further.  

The Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Jr.; Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh, Samuel A. Alito, Jr., and Clarence Thomas are the conservative leaning member of the court, although they haven’t always sided with Trump. 

Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan are the three remaining liberal Justices. 

While conservatives are currently in the majority, the court has not always sided with Trump, including two major losses for the president this year.  

In June, Trump erupted in fury after the Supreme Court dealt another blow to his efforts to undo Obama administration policies through regulation – comparing the rulings to ‘shotgun blasts’ at conservatives. 

At that time, he made repeat references to his own reelection and demanded ‘NEW JUSTICES’ on the court, after Chief Justice John Roberts joined liberals to thwart the administration’s action. 

The court had rejected his effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, a stunning rebuke to the president in the midst of his reelection campaign. 

The justices rejected administration arguments that the 8-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program is illegal and that courts have no role to play in reviewing the decision to end DACA. 

Trump immediately cast the defeat in personal terms.

‘Do you get the impression that the Supreme Court doesn’t like me?’ the president asked his Twitter followers.

The closely divided court had five justices with conservative bents and four liberals, before Ginsburg's death. Pictured, Ginsburg with the other Justices

The closely divided court had five justices with conservative bents and four liberals, before Ginsburg's death. Pictured, Ginsburg with the other Justices

The closely divided court had five justices with conservative bents and four liberals, before Ginsburg’s death. Pictured, Ginsburg with the other Justices

Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer

Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer

Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer 

Trump also made a pitch for his reelection and trying to reshape the court. 

‘These horrible & politically charged decisions coming out of the Supreme Court are shotgun blasts into the face of people that are proud to call themselves Republicans or Conservatives. We need more Justices or we will lose our 2nd. Amendment & everything else. Vote Trump 2020!’ he wrote. 

It was second loss in a week coming after the 6-3 ruling written by Neil Gorsuch that gay and transgender people are protected from being fired by federal civil rights legislation.

In another setback for the president, the court decided not to take up a case a Trump Administration case challenging California’s ‘sanctuary city’ law.

The president now sees the Ginsburg vacancy as the chance to avoid any future defeats. by appointing an even more conservative voice than those already there.

Believed to be among the front runners to be chosen as Trump’s nominee is  U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett, 48, a devout Catholic who holds a strong pro-life stance.

Liberals fear her appointment would result in the removal of the Roe v Wade judgement that legalizes abortion nationwide.  

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