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This Landlord Told a Tenant to Paint Over Black Mold

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A woman revealed that she’s been living with black mold for a year, and her landlord company wants her to paint over it before she moves out.

Let’s be real: Not all landlords are terrible, but some are utterly useless and annoying. They are responsible for taking care of specific repairs, but many drag their feet and simply refuse to help their tenants. Please, just do your job!

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Take it from TikTok user Brittany (@brihtaney), who recently posted a video and said she’s been living in a black mold-infested apartment for a year. And now that she’s ready to move out of the complex, her landlord company wants her to paint over the black mold before she goes.

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Read on to learn more. Plus, keep scrolling to learn more about the health effects of black mold exposure.

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This landlord told a tenant to paint over black mold before she moved out.

In the now-viral video, Brittany showed off the massive black mold infestation: “When your landlord company lets you live with black mold for a year without doing anything, but tells you to make sure that you paint before you leave,” she wrote in a text overlay.

The video, which was posted on Aug. 29, 2023, has been viewed more than 486,000 times and counting. Many fellow TikTokers shared their thoughts on the situation, suggesting Brittany call authorities or take legal action.

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“Not sure where you are, but this happened to a friend, and she called the health department,” one TikTok user said in the comment section. “They took over, and she was able to move without penalty.”

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A second person agreed, writing, “Yes, call your city’s housing and neighborhood development. Get them out there to see that.”

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“Sue them, that’s a health violation,” another user wrote.

A fourth TikTok user added, “Please get out ASAP. That is so dangerous.”

“Oh God, girl, run,” one user commented. “Throw a match at it when you leave. Signed mold poisoning survivor.”

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Someone else pointed out, “They want YOU to paint over it so the next tenant can’t sue THEM for doing it.”

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TikToker @valntynes1 commented, "So they want you to cover it up for the next unsuspecting person???"
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Others discussed similar experiences with black mold.

“Same happened to me, I absolutely did NOT clean it,” a TikToker stated. “It’s toxic, and they know it.”

Another user noted, “Mine left it for eight years & it’s a council flat! In the end, I sent the photos to the media. Amazing how fast it was fixed then.”

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“I had a similar scenario earlier this year,” a third person responded, adding, “It got out of control, and after two years of living there, he finally fixed it.”

Someone else said, “Oh, I had this once. Made sure to get it in writing, because after I moved out, they tried to deduct from the deposit for doing so.”

TikToker @the.desert.fairy commented, "I had a similar scenario earlier this year. It got out of control and after two years of living there he finally fixed it 🙄"
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“Mine tried to bill me for paint and drywall repair, and I ignored it aside from sending photos of the mold,” a TikToker replied. “I never heard another word.”

This user disclosed that their landlord “told me to just ‘wash it with bleach’ which I did for two years, which destroyed the wallpaper which she tried to make me pay for.”

Black mold is a pretty serious health hazard.

For those unaware, exposure to black mold is harmful — but it won’t kill you. It can irritate anyone, but according to the Cleveland Clinic, the symptoms are worse if you:

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  • Have a personal or family history of allergies.
  • Have a respiratory condition like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Spend a lot of time around black mold.
  • Have a compromised immune system.

With that said, the most common symptoms of black mold exposure include sneezing, coughing, nasal congestion, postnasal drip, and red eyes. It can also trigger or worsen asthma symptoms.

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Dianne Feinstein’s Cause of Death: Everything We Know

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Senator Dianne Feinstein has passed away at the age of 90 after a long career that grew controversial near the end. What was her cause of death?

Dianne Feinstein leaves the Senate Chambers during a series of votes in the U.S. Capitol Building on May 11, 2022
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The Gist:

  • California Senator Dianne Feinstein has passed away at age 90.
  • Her cause of death has yet to be released.
  • Despite a career that was marred by health complications at the end, she was a trailblazer for women.

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On Sept. 29, 2023, it was announced that Dianne Feinstein passed away at age 90. At the time of her death, the California democrat was the oldest sitting senator and had been in office since 1992. The months leading up to her death were plagued with questions about her health as many called for her resignation. Here’s what we know about Senator Feinstein’s cause of death.

Front row L-R, U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), back row L-R, Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE), and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
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Senator Dianne Feinstein with various U.S. Senators

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What was Dianne Feinstein’s cause of death? Colleagues questioned her health for months.

The New York Times reported that Senator Dianne Feinstein “died on Thursday night, according to a family member.” As of the time of this writing, a cause of death has yet to be revealed and her staff was in the process of being apprised of the situation. Her health was a topic of great discussion on Capitol Hill since early 2023.

According to NBC News, Senator Feinstein had not “voted in the Senate since Feb. 16, 2023,” and in early March, she contracted shingles. At that point, she issued a vague statement regarding her status. “I intend to return as soon as possible once my medical team advises that it’s safe for me to travel,” she said.

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Senator Dianne Feinstein heads to the Senate floor for the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Jan. 24, 2020
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Feinstein went on to say, “I understand that my absence could delay the important work of the Judiciary Committee, so I’ve asked Leader Schumer to ask the Senate to allow another Democratic senator to temporarily serve until I’m able to resume my committee work.” Politico also reported that during the two months she was away from the Capitol, Feinstein was briefly in the hospital.

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During a hearing on Nov. 17, 2020, Senator Feinstein asked then Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey a question about curbing the spread of misinformation on the social media platform. She then repeated herself, verbatim, despite already getting an answer. This gaffe raised some questions about Feinstein’s mental fitness.

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Although many felt that she should have retired long before her health declined, Feinstein’s contribution to the state of California and democracy in general were significant.

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Dianne Feinstein, her arms outstretched in celebration, in her office after she was elected mayor of San Francisco, at San Francisco City Hall in San Francisco, California, circa 1978.
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Dianne Feinstein, her arms outstretched in celebration, in her office after she was elected mayor of San Francisco, at San Francisco City Hall in San Francisco, California, circa 1978.

Dianne Feinstein got a lot done.

During the 30-plus years of Senator Feinstein’s time as a California Senator, she certainly made the most of it. In 1994, she helped pass the Assault Weapons Ban, after which the “number of deaths from mass shootings fell, and the increase in the annual number of incidents slowed down,” per the Ohio Capital Journal.

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She made some incredible strides in protecting our environment with the California Desert Protection Act (1994), passing legislation aimed at Protecting Catastrophic Wildfires (2003), and authorized legislation that “require the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a rule mandating all major sources of greenhouse gases to report their emissions every year,” per her website. As recently as 2019, she was still fighting to protect the planet.

Her concern didn’t stop there. In 2022 Senator Feinstein “authored the Senate version of the Respect for Marriage Act (Public Law 117-228), a bill to repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act, enshrine marriage equality in federal law and provide additional legal protections for marriage equality,” per her website. After it passed, President Biden signed it into law on Dec. 13.

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Unfortunately Senator Feinstein’s last few months were some of the most difficult of her career. After sitting on the allegations against then–Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, she actually hugged Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham while arguing about appointee Amy Coney Barrett. This led to her stepping down as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The good she did far outweighed the missteps made during her final years in the senate. John Burton, a former California Democratic Party chair, told Politico that she “got s–t done by working with people on both sides of the aisle and refusing to get caught up in unnecessary nonsense. To those lining up to run for her seat, I hope you honor the fact that this powerful lady blazed the trail for you.”

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Izzy’s Lost and Found Drawer on Love Is Blind Is Kind of Icky

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Izzy shows Stacy his lost and found in his apartment on ‘Love Is Blind’ and it shows how many different women have been to his place over the years.

Izzy in the pods on Love Is Blind
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The Gist:

  • Izzy and Stacy get engaged in Season 5 of Love Is Blind.
  • When Stacy visits Izzy’s apartment, she has some serious concerns about the way he lives.
  • Izzy has a drawer full of items from other women he has slept with over the years, called his “lost and found.”

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Spoiler warning: This article contains spoilers for Season 5 of Love Is Blind.

Some of Love Is Blind‘s contestants might think the worst is over when they leave the pods, meet their respective fiancés face-to-face, and begin the next part of their journeys. But that’s where the drama really gets started and Izzy and Stacy prove that in Season 5. Especially when Izzy shows Stacy his apartment for the first time and introduces her to his “lost and found.”

Stacy and Izzy meet for the first time on Love Is Blind
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It’s a drawer full of things that past hook-ups left behind in his home. Izzy does little to hide this part of his apartment. In fact, he is open about it to a fault and Stacy is not happy about the idea of her husband-to-be having such a crass way of describing and organizing other women’s belongings. Can you really blame her?

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Izzy actually has a lost and found in his apartment on ‘Love Is Blind.’

Izzy explains that he keeps earrings and other small items that women have left in his apartment in a drawer in the bathroom. It doesn’t look like the drawer is spilling over with items, but still. The fact that he has a lost and found for that sort of thing and calls it that is a major red flag for Stacy. She says as much and it’s clear that this is part of Izzy’s life that gives her the ick.

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Izzy gets emotional in the Love Is Blind pods
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It’s safe to say that the part of Izzy’s life that involves bringing women home for one night stands is over. However, Stacy just can’t fathom why he wouldn’t throw out these lost and found items before he left home to film in the Love Is Blind pods. It’s a fair question.

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‘Love Is Blind’ fans don’t see Izzy and Stacy working out.

The fact that Stacy is majorly turned off by Izzy’s lost and found on Love Is Blind just adds to the handful of reasons why some fans don’t see this pair working out long-term. One viewer tweeted that both Stacy and Izzy are “emotionally unavailable.” Another wrote that they don’t think Stacy is even ready to get engaged, let alone married.

And now that Stacy is seeing some red (or, at the very least, a mix of red and green) flags in Izzy, those fans could be right. Stacy has yet to say “I love you,” and she appears to be concerned about Izzy’s finances. Now, we have this side of him that no one expected. There’s just a lot going on and they haven’t even picked out wedding flowers yet.

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What Is Milton’s Job? His Résumé Is Wild

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Milton from ‘Love Is Blind’ may be young, but he’s dedicated to his career. He has several degrees to his name and is currently getting his MBA.

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The Gist:

  • Milton’s career as an engineer on Love Is Blind is really important to him.
  • He and his fianceé Lydia, who is a geologist, geeked out in the pods over their similar fields.
  • Milton graduated from college already making a six-figure salary, but recently decided to go back to school.

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Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for Season 5 of Love Is Blind.

When contestants on Love Is Blind start talking in the pods, it’s likely that one of the first questions that comes up is “What do you do for a living?” While it’s not often that contestants will bond over their jobs, Milton and Lydia from Season 5 really seemed to hit it off when it came to talking about their respective fields. While Lydia confirmed she is a geologist, what does Milton do for work? Here’s what we know.

Milton (right) is seen here talking with 'Love Is Blind' contestant Chris Fox
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Milton (right) is seen here talking with ‘Love Is Blind’ contestant Chris Fox

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Milton was making a six-figure salary while filming ‘Love Is Blind,’ but has since went back to school.

Milton entered Love Is Blind at the age of 24. While he may have acted his age at times, he is actually very serious about his education and career.

Milton graduated from Quest Early College High School in 2016 and earned an associate’s degree in mathematics from Lone Star College the same year, per LinkedIn.

He then attended the University of Houston from 2016 to 2019, where he majored in petroleum and geotechnology. Milton then went on to get a master’s degree from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2020. In 2023, Milton also started pursuing an MBA at Rice University, which he expects to complete in 2025.

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At the time of filming Love Is Blind, Milton worked as a senior pipeline control center operator at EverLine. And as his roommate Josh confirmed in Episode 6, he was making a six-figure salary at the time.

But in Nov. 2022, Milton actually switched jobs. He now works as a management trainee at Vopak while also studying at Rice. It’s unclear if he is trying to pivot to a different career as he is pursuing his MBA, but his role at Vopak still falls within the oil and energy wheelhouse.

Clearly, he has a bright future ahead of him and appears to be serious about finding a partner who shares his values and goals. This may be why he decided to set his eyes on Lydia.

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