The Week in Movie News: ‘The Witches’ Remake On the Way, First ‘Creed II’ Trailer Arrives and More

The Week in Movie News: 'The Witches' Remake On the Way, First 'Creed II' Trailer Arrives and More

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The Witches remake on the way: Robert Zemeckis, who hasn't made a family film in a while, is heading back to kid-friendly territory with a new adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Witches. Read more here and check out a trailer for Zemeckis' next movie down below. 

 

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Allen Edmonds Shoebank Tent Sale, BOGO Shorts, & More – The Thurs. Men’s Sales Handful

Sales that deserve some attention heading into the weekend or a bit earlier. Might not be some massive once a year event, but still worth a look. Those are what make up these handfuls. Five of the better sales, one for each finger, are below, plus bonus sales if need be. Included are a few picks worth pointing out. 

 

Allen Edmonds Shoebank: Major Tent Sale Reductions

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  • Carlyle Oxford – $ 170
  • Cornwallis Oxford – $ 199
  • Fifth Avenue – $ 170
  • Higgins Mill – $ 199
  • Liverpool Chelseas – $ 199
  • Mackenzie Medallion Toe Wholecut – $ 199
  • Maclennan Wholecut – $ 199
  • McAllister Wingtip Oxford – $ 199
  • Nomad Chukkas – $ 199
  • Cordovan Park Avenue Oxfords – $ 399
  • St. John’s Double Monk – $ 199

Good grief this one is a monster. It’s old school too. The e-commerce site for their factory 2nds on AllenEdmonds.com is NOT reflecting this tent sale. You have to go to the old shoebank site, and order over the phone. No links above because sizes and colors are scattered depending on the model, but I tested some common sizes and widths and that’s what I got for some common styles. $ 170 for Carlyles AND Fifth Avenues is very impressive. But remember, these are 2nds quality. And they’re still gonna nail you with a $ 25 restocking fee if you send them back.

 

Banana Republic: Additional 50% off Sale Items

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And I do believe it’s fair to say that the sale section is stacked. At least for now, at post time. Those suede wingtips are back to a dirt cheap price (full review here), and that lightweight Italian merino crew could be perfect to dig out post sundown to wear with shorts.

 

 J. Crew Factory: Buy one get one free shorts w/ FREESHORTS

J. Crew Factory Shorts

If you spent the colder months not skipping legs day at the gym, then it might be time to stock up on some new shorts (or, if all of your shorts are old ratty cargos, it’s also time to stock up on new shorts). Lots of styles and inseam lengths to pick from, but 9″ should work for most guys. But hop to it. Code expires today, 6/21. Happy solstice and what not.

 

Lands’ End: 40% off full-price suits w/ SUIT & 1489

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Seems like LE has been getting a bit tight-fisted with their codes as of late. Yes, there was a 50% off one item deal running yesterday, but 40% off seems to be not too bad. Full disclosure: I haven’t ever tried their new-ish year-rounder suit separates. But for under $ 200 (for Australian merino wool), in a bunch of different fits? Might be worth a real shot. Couple of seasonal options as well. And as is standard with LE, you can get the pants hemmed before they ship. Sizes for the jackets and pants can be a bit scattered depending on the fabric, fit, and color that you’re gunning for.

 

Massdrop: Woodlore Cedar Shoe Valet Starter Kit II – $ 54.99 FINAL ($ 79.95)

Massdrop: Woodlore Cedar Shoe Valet Starter Kit II

That’s a lot of shoe-care goodness for under $ 55. Yes, it’s final sale, but it’s not like this thing isn’t gonna “fit.” Great for the guy just getting into style, or, the guy who’s into style but doesn’t have a good place to store his shoe care stuff quite yet. You get the cedar shoe valet/stand, plus: Black carnauba shoe wax, Burgundy carnauba shoe wax, Brown carnauba shoe wax, Neutral carnauba shoe wax, 4 cloth applicators, 2 polish daubers, and 2 small horsehair shine brushes.

 

BONUS  Brooks Brothers: Semi Annual Sale Expires SUNDAY

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Last call guys. The thing about the Semi Annual sale as opposed to other Brooks Brothers sales, is that this one includes their most popular styles. Where as a shirt deal or a suit deal might exclude the basics like white and light blue dress shirts, or navy or gray suits, that’s not the case here. Is the stuff still kinda expensive? Yes. But those suits are made in the USA from Italian Fabric. They’ve got a lot going for them. Good for the crowd who’s in a suit and tie during the work week. Full picks from the sale can be found here.

 

BONUS II  J. Crew: 30% off Select w/ SHOPSUMMER

J. Crew

AGAIN? I mean, thank you J. Crew. But I was convinced that these things weren’t gonna go on sale for the longest of time. Now it seems like they’re usually kicking about around 20% – 30% off. No, you don’t need to buy the entire suit to get the savings. Just want a sportcoat? Totally fine. Looking for a pair of slim lightweight pants for summer, but don’t need the jacket? You can do that too. Head here for a full review of these suits. Note that their new stand-alone unconstructed white cotton-linen sportcoat is also getting this cut.

 

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What Actually Happens During the NFL’s ‘Dead Period’? More Than You Think

The supplemental draft (multiple players have a chance to be picked this year), officials go to work on the new helmet rule, the deadline for signing franchise-tagged players to new deals, and a nervous holiday weekend for coaches and front offices highlight this time of year. Plus, mailbag questions on who has the deepest roster, the myth of redshirting highly drafted QBs, and the problem with Good Will Hunting

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Google May Be Looking To Do More Than Crack China Market With JD Deal

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In the political world long-held alliances are fraying, at least those among the United States and many countries it once called friends.

In the business world, especially in technology, fascinating alliances are forming. Witness the tie-up announced Monday by Google and JD.com, the No. 2 Chinese e-commerce player. U.S. media predictably played the move as a bid by Google, which invested $ 550 million in NYSE-listed JD, to inch its way into a China market that has blocked it for nearly a decade. JD will join Google’s shopping platform, and Google will have done a solid for a Chinese company, presumably pleasing Beijing.

But look closer, and the deal speaks volumes to important alliances. JD’s major corporate shareholders include Tencent, which counts JD as an extension of its retail-technology strategy, and Walmart


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. The U.S. retailer, in turn, has been noodling on alliances with Google for the better part of a year.

The alliances at play are worthy of a 21st century Bismarck of global commerce. Google and Walmart are allied against the arch-foe of Western businesses everywhere, Amazon


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. Tencent and JD


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are allied against China’s dominant e-commerce player, Alibaba


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Could Google


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, prevented from selling ads in China, view Tencent as its entr?e into the Chinese search market? Tencent operated a search engine for years but sold it to Sogou, a small competitor to Chinese search leader Baidu. Does this create an opening for Google?

It’s a tangled web. And an interesting one too–especially given the state of the political world, including the tenuous conditions of U.S.-China relations

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Hadron Collider upgrade to unlock more ‘God particles’

A  major upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is under way, with scientists hoping to produce four times more “God particles” a year and unlock further secrets about the universe’s existence.
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Brie Larson wants to see more film critics of colour rather than just ‘white dudes’

‘I do not need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work for him out of a Wrinkle in Time. It wasn’t made for him.’

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As the inner workings of Hollywood have slowly come to light with the Me Too movement out in full force and more minority representation trickling onscreen, things seem to be gradually changing for the better. From Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins smashing box office records to Get Out becoming the most profitable film last year and even an Arab female director scholarship raising POC voices, Brie Larson has highlighted one overlooked area that needs to be worked on next.

Namely, the mainly white and male industry of film journalism.

Brie was honoured with a Crystal Award for Excellence in Film the other night and used her speech to draw attention to the issue. She quoted a recent study of review site Rotten Tomatoes, saying, ‘67 percent of the top critics reviewing the 100 highest-grossing movies in 2017 were white males; less than a quarter were white women; less than ten percent were underrepresented men. Only 2.5 percent of those top critics were women of colour.’

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But you might be wondering, why does that matter? Well, given that the US population is much more diverse than that (‘30 percent white men, 30 percent white women, 20 percent men of colour and 20 percent women of colour’) and it’s impossible not to have your own upbringing/identity affect your reviews in some way – it only make sense that we need more diverse voices speaking about films. Especially when they’re films especially aimed at minorities, as Brie pointed out.

Using the recent film Wrinkle in Time directed by black female director Ava DuVernay, she explained, ‘I do not need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work for him out of a Wrinkle in Time. It wasn’t made for him. I want to know what that film meant to women of colour, to biracial women, to teen women of colour, to teens that are biracial. These are just facts these are not my emotions. I want to know what my work means to the world, not a narrow view.’

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Brie was very careful to bring up not once, but three times that she wasn’t saying that white male critics shouldn’t have a voice as she said repeatedly, ‘Am I saying I hate white dudes? No I’m not.’

She continued, ‘What I am saying is that if you make a movie that is a love letter to women of colour, there is an insanely low chance a woman of colour will have the chance to see your movie and review your movie. We need to be conscious of our bias and make sure that everyone is in the room.’

The entire room apparently broke out into rapturous applause, according to Deadline. Brie also explained that this was a really crucial issue for her, because it was basically off the back of favourable reviews of her film Room that her career exploded.

‘Good reviews out of festivals give small independent films a fighting chance to be bought and seen,’ Brie said. ‘Good reviews help films gross money. Good reviews slingshot films into awards contenders. A good review can change your life. It changed mine.’

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Brie (and Sundance Film Festival and TIFF through her) dropped the mic however when she revealed that the two festivals would be committing ‘at least 20 percent of their top level press passes’ to ‘underrepresented critics’.

She then called on other films to do the same in their press screenings and coverage by reaching out to three underrepresented males, three white females and three underrepresented females so that the ‘average critic pool would match the US population in just five years’.

She ended, ‘Female and underrepresented critics can’t review what they don’t see. Many are denied accreditation or access to press screenings. Please make sure that these invites and credentials find their way to more underrepresented journalists and critics, many of whom are freelancers.’

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Reflecting on ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and More TV That Dares You to Stop Watching

“Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.” It’s not actually real Latin, more of a joke phrase, but it was last seen carved inside a wardrobe in a first season episode of The Handmaid’s Tale, where it gave downtrodden hero Offred (Elisabeth Moss) inspiration to rise up against her captors. The translation? “Don’t let the bastards grind you down.”

It’s exactly the kind of worldly wisdom that Offred needed to hear at that moment in time, but it might as well have been delivered directly to the show’s viewers, who by that point had suffered through countless scenes of sadistic behaviour, psychological and physical torture, misogyny, abuse and ritualistic oppression.

An adaptation (and continuation) of the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, The Handmaid’s Tale opened its second season with a terrifying mass hanging and then got cheerier still — we’ve since seen brutal murders, poisonings and countless scenes of men and women being dragged kicking and screaming to their doom… and those are the good bits. We’ve also discovered that the aforementioned Latin message has been sanded off the wardrobe. Or, in other words, it has been ground down. Fitting, for a show that’s keen on snuffing out hope in even its most futile forms.

PEAK BLEAK

The Handmaid’s Tale is just one of a recent crop of bleak TV shows that seem like they’re daring you to stop watching with each passing episode — it’s as if they take great pleasure in creating worlds where great pleasure itself is forbidden.

Take a series like The Walking Dead — a true ‘peak bleak’ phenomenon if ever there was one. Here we have a show that continues a painful slog towards an ending that couldn’t possibly be considered happy. The Walking Dead is set in a world where the vast majority of humanity has been turned into gurning corpses, so it’s not like we’re expecting quickfire gags and silly moustaches, but when did you last truly enjoy an episode? The showrunners go to such great lengths to set a gruesome and nihilistic tone, they’ve begun actively punishing their characters for enjoying fleeting moments of levity.

Any scene like Negan’s infamous double-header Lucille murder spree isn’t just doling out suffering to its characters — it’s making viewers suffer too. Blow by blow, beat by beat, blood spurt by blood spurt, it pummels us into submission, just like it did Rick Grimes and friends.

SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES


The Leftovers.

Even critically acclaimed shows, like HBO’s The Leftovers, have been accused of revelling in too much misfortune and misery. A widely-shared Entertainment Weekly article from 2014 by pop culture writer Melissa Maerz bemoaned the gratuitous opening scene to episode ‘Gladys,’ in which a female character is repeatedly stoned to death over an agonising 88-second sequence: “The scene made me feel like I was being punished for something, maybe for tuning in to watch such a grim show. You want to see people suffer? Well, careful what you wish for — take a look at this!”

Shows like Broadchurch and Top Of The Lake investigate child murder and rape and get progressively more glum from there on in. There was barely a single scene in AMC’s The Killing that wasn’t rain-lashed and miserable. Netflix teen suicide drama 13 Reasons Why gave you way more reasons to switch off than it did to keep watching. The latest series of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, started with the savage and bloody murder of the Italian fashion icon, played out backwards and still ended up more depressing than it started. To embark on a new TV box set these days is to expose yourself to approximately 10 hours of doom, gloom and heartbreak.

So why do we continue to tune in? Why do we return week after week for more of the same? It’s a big question, so to answer it we need to think big. Why do we watch TV? Most people would probably tell you it’s because they want to be entertained — maybe they want to enjoy some escapism from the real world.

Sure, we all like well-told stories and drama and great performances — which all of the aforementioned shows have in abundance — but TV isn’t exactly short on well-written, fun, uplifting shows right now either. In fact, the current climate of bleak TV has let light-hearted comedies like The Good Place thrive (it’s mostly set in Hell, but don’t let that put you off) while shows like Black Mirror purposely skewer the downbeat sensibilities of the peak bleak clique with a dark sense of humour (it was hard to watch ‘Crocodile’ from the latest season without thinking it was a tongue-in-cheek pastiche of soul-destroying Scandi drama).

REALITY BITES


The Jinx.

Television in 2018 is a crowded market, and it’s getting harder for shows to be heard among the white noise — even Netflix struggle to promote ‘originals’ on their own service due to the sheer volume of programming. So, for a show to be truly seen these days — for it to deliver its message as intended — it doesn’t hurt if it does so by being extra shocking or upsetting or relentlessly ghastly. The more raw the audience response, the more that show gets talked about — if you’re feeling something, even revulsion, then the show has made its mark.

But maybe escapism from the real world is not really why we watch TV any more — and maybe some TV is closer to home than we’d like to admit. Documentary series like Making A Murderer, The Keepers and The Jinx use real crimes and real people to keep us hooked: the televisual facade between fact and fiction is getting thinner all the time. After all, we don’t have to watch The Handmaid’s Tale to see crying children torn from their parents’ arms, we just have to turn on the news.

Shows like this reflect the real world back at us but in a more palatable form. We can always stop watching if we want to… but we don’t. Perhaps it’s so we can keep reality at arm’s length. But perhaps, subconsciously, we just want to see what happens next.

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In its quarter-century as a minor league ballpark, Hadlock Field, home to the Double-A affiliate Portland Sea Dogs, has seen its share of journeymen take the mound. In 2012, Rich Hill pitched an inning of relief at Hadlock as part of his six-year quest to land back on a major league starting rotation.

Dwight Gooden, once a teenage phenom, threw a few innings here in the final years of his career.

However, few of the stadium’s hurlers can say they’ve hosted a nationally televised comedy competition. Or been nominated for a Teen Choice Award.

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The Week in Movie News: ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel Teased a Mystery, ‘Dumbo’ and ‘The Nun’ Trailers and More

The Week in Movie News: 'Wonder Woman' Sequel Teased a Mystery, 'Dumbo' and 'The Nun' Trailers and More

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Wonder Woman sequel teases a surprising co-star: We learned Wonder Woman 2 is titled Wonder Woman 1984 and saw some new images from the '80s-set superhero movie, including one mysteriously featuring Chris Pine as the previously killed-off Steve Trevor. Read more here and check out more Gal Gadot news here.

 

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If your eyes wrinkle when you smile or frown, you appear more sincere

Researchers have shown that our brains are pre-wired to perceive wrinkles around the eyes as conveying more intense and more sincere emotions. This eye-wrinkle feature, called the Duchenne marker, occurs across multiple facial expressions, including smiles, expressions associated with pain, and — as found by these researchers — expressions of sadness.
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Spier Suits for $275, Free Shirt Deal at TheTieBar, & More – The Thurs. Men’s Sales Handful

Sales that deserve some attention heading into the weekend or a bit earlier. Might not be some massive once a year event, but still worth a look. Those are what make up these handfuls. Five of the better sales, one for each finger, are below, plus bonus sales if need be. Included are a few picks worth pointing out. 

 

Spier & Mackay: Save $ 107 when you buy 2 Suits

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Suits that are regularly $ 328 – $ 398 per, now drop to $ 275 – $ 344.50 per. Yes, it’s a kinda funky discount, but it applies to both their regular Australian wool suits (drops them to $ 275 per) or their fancier Italian wool suits (drops those to $ 344.50 per). Not bad considering they’re ALL half canvas construction and available in slim or contemporary fits. It is Spier & Mackay though, so expect sizes to be scattered. And yes, it does work if you mix and match an Aussie wool suit with one of their Italian wool suits.

 

Massdrop: AE Chukka 2nds – $ 179.99 FINAL | Loake Pimlico Chukka – $ 204.99 FINAL

AE & Loake Chukkas

It’s a gall-darned chukka party over at Massdrop right now. The issue… is that they’re both final sale. No returns. It’s a pre-order model, so, they’re not keen on taking stock back. So there’s a real risk there with shoes. Especially if they’re 2nds like the AEs. Made in the USA for the Allen Edmonds and make in the UK for the Loakes.

 

Todd Snyder: 30% off Select Items 

Todd Snyder

This is a weird one, because some of the items are 30% off, some are a little MORE than 30% off, and some are a little less. Beats me. But hey, it’s nice to see at least a little mid-season discounting from Todd Snyder. Sizes are scattered on the suits. They’re made in Canada from Italian fabrics though, so if you land one, lucky you.

 

Allen Edmonds: Warehouse Sale in their Clearance Section

Hat tip to Eric J. for the heads up on this. I haven’t seen prices like this on AEs in a good long while. Yes, there’s some funky designs in there, but suede strands? Just in time for the warm weather? Yes please.

 

TheTieBar: Free Dress Shirt w/ Purchase of $ 150+ w/ BREEZY

The Tie Bar

The Combo Pick: THREE Dress Shirts for $ 140 + Knit Silk Pointed Tip in Navy  = $ 165 AND you get a free fourth shirt

Doubling up the discount here. Confirmed that this should work from the good folks at TheTieBar. If you want to stock up, grab three of their pretty darn good dress shirts for $ 140 (usually it’s $ 55 per, or, the bulk deal is 3 / $ 140). Then add something small, like one of their new-ish pointed tip silk knit ties. Perfect for summer. That trips the $ 150 balance and you end up with a free shirt. You’ll have to manually add that 4th shirt to your cart, since at checkout they just drop $ 55 off your bill once you nip past $ 150. So if you don’t want a tie, by all means, just go for four shirts.

 

BONUS  J. Crew: 30% off Select w/ SHOPTOIT

J. Crew Unsuit

The Pick: J. Crew’s Un-Suit Jacket & Matching Pant – $ 175.60 ($ 266)

Last day for this. Full range of picks over here, including some wheelhouse wool suits. No, you don’t need to buy the entire suit to get the savings. Just want a sportcoat? Totally fine. Looking for a pair of slim lightweight pants for summer, but don’t need the jacket? You can do that too. Head here for a full review of these suits.

 

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Tell Me More | Episode 9: Filling in the Gaps of the 2018 Tony Season

Listen to the episode here: On BroadwayRadio’s third annual Tony Omnibus episode, we look to fill in some of the gaps that have popped up in the theatre community’s coverage of the award season. So often our focus during this five-week buildup to Sunday night’s ceremony is on the performers and read more
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Buffett And Dimon: No More Quarterly Profit Forecasts

Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon, two of the most powerful leaders in the financial industry, have once again urged public companies to stop providing quarterly profit forecasts. According to Buffett and Dimon, the focus of companies on short-term profits run counter to the long-term interests of the business. Berkshire Hathaway does not give earnings guidance.
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‘I Wake Up With More Purpose Now.’ Andre Agassi on Building a Life After Tennis

For Andre Agassi, playing tennis was just a warmup.

The former star, who played professionally for 20 years and spent 101 weeks as number one in the world, says his sporting accolades can’t compare with what he’s accomplished since. “At the time tennis felt really important,” he says. “But what you can do off the court is generational.”

Agassi began to envision a future after the roaring crowds and rush of competition mid-way through his tennis career when, at the age of 23, he launched the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education.

That’s why the 48-year-old could be found on a recent June morning playing an exhibition game of mixed doubles under the Eiffel Tower—albeit against two children—at the Longines Future Tennis Aces tournament, which welcomed 40 players under the age of 13 from 20 countries around the world. Between points, Agassi and his wife, the German athlete Steffi Graf, shared a kiss. (Both Agassi and Graf are ambassadors for the Swiss watchmaker, Longines, which supports their respective foundations.)

“It is amazing to watch cultures breed the next generation of player that didn’t exist before and to watch them push each other to different levels,” he says. Watching Asia come into the equation, for instance, has made the game more exciting; at the tournament in Paris, there are players from Korea, Japan, India and China. But ultimately, he says, “tennis is about one on one. That applies across the globe.”

It was here at the French Open in 1999 that Agassi completed his collection of eight Grand Slam singles championships, the same year that Graf won her sixth and final singles title in Paris. Agassi and Graf were also the first tennis players in history to win career “Golden Slams”—winning all four of the sport’s majors and Olympic singles, something only Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams have gone on to accomplish.

For Agassi, it was one of the most extraordinary comebacks in modern tennis: he had slipped from number 1 in the world in 1995 to a ranking of 141 two years later, only to rise back up to number 1 in 1999. To those who knew Agassi as a “punk” with a mullet and acid-washed jeans, his evolution was striking.

But the star who resented everything in the tennis world managed to find a new motivation to keep going—and a way to transition out of tennis. In 2001, he opened the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, a charter school for underprivileged children in his hometown, Las Vegas. Since then, he has partnered with an investment fund and financed the construction of more than 80 charter schools across the U.S.

“I knew at 18 years old that I can’t be inspired just for the sake of winning a tennis match,” he says. “Giving opportunity to children through education became my passion for staying on a court.”

Pierre Verdy—AFP/Getty ImagesU.S. tennis player Andre Agassi hits the ball in his match against Ecuadorian Andres Gomez during the Men’s French Open final on June 10, 1990 at Roland Garros stadium in Paris.

Changing Courts

In his acclaimed 2009 memoir, Open, Agassi confesses that after winning a slam, he knew something very few people did: “A win doesn’t feel as good as a loss feels bad.” That sentiment would no doubt resonate with some of the under-13 players, who have spent days training and competing against each other in Paris, to reach the finals—only to lose a match. Brushing away tears to smile for selfies, their disappointment is palpable.

“Growing up playing any sport with dreams of achieving, you need to keep it in context,” Agassi says. Seeing some of the children in Paris being so hard on themselves when they fail brings back memories of his own adolescence, out on the court with no one else to rely on. “To really achieve the highest level, you spend a third of your life not preparing for two-thirds of your life. You have to have a realistic understanding of what your expectations are, and then focus on getting better, not on winning or losing.”

Now that Agassi has left the court, he can channel his competitive nature into the foundation—where rewards are shared, and so are disappointments. But it wasn’t always easy, playing what he calls “the loneliest of sports.” In Open, the tennis star recounted his battle with depression, revealed how he used crystal meth and lied to the Association of Tennis Professionals tour after failing a drug test in 1997, and detailed his short-lived marriage to American actress Brooke Shields. Most striking of all, however, was Agassi’s intense hatred of the game he had mastered.

“I play tennis for a living even though I hate tennis, hate it with a dark and secret passion and always have,” he wrote. He describes in harrowing detail the prison created for him by the adults in his life, beginning with his father, who built a backyard court behind their house in the desert outskirts of Las Vegas. An Armenian Christian who grew up poor in Iran, Mike Agassi was a former boxer determined to raise a champion. Later, Andre attended a Florida tennis academy run by coach Nick Bollettieri, where “the constant pressure, the cutthroat competition, the total lack of adult supervision […] slowly turns us into animals.”

Speaking to TIME at the Georges V hotel in Paris, the ghosts of Agassi’s childhood come to life as he describes the experiences that sparked his journey into philanthropy. “As a child, I never had a choice,” he says. Though he loved learning, six hours a day of tennis made it almost inevitable that he would end up a great tennis player instead of a successful pupil.

“I’m an eighth-grade dropout,” Agassi says twice during our 30-minute conversation, acutely conscious of what he missed out on in life. And so his goal from very early on was “to use education as a vehicle to create choice for those kids that reminded me of myself.” During his career, Agassi earned $ 31 million in prize money; he has gone on to raise a further $ 185 million for the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education, hoping to tackle the “brokenness” of the U.S. education system. He reaches 65,000 lives on an annual basis, he says—but feels it’s far from enough.

His biggest frustration is that there’s no real advocate for children—no representative union for kids to air their concerns. “Everybody comes to the table with their agenda except what’s best for the child,” he says. “There’s a long waiting list of underserved kids that are just not getting the chance to fight for their futures.”

On a more personal level, thinking about what’s best for his own children—Graf and Agassi have a son, Jaden Gil, 16, and a daughter, Jaz Elle, 14—means constantly balancing a high standard of expectation with the love and acceptance of who they are. Both Graf and Agassi had domineering fathers and while their son has developed a passion for baseball, Agassi says it’s crucial his children know “they have a safe place to come to, that I’m going to nurture and guide them in their dreams and objectives.” At the same time, he says, if they want to succeed, they do need to be better than anybody else.

Agassi’s hatred of the game doesn’t burn so fiercely as it did when he wrote Open. In fact, he says today he loves the game for the platform it offered him. “My greatest connection on a tennis court was impacting people for a few hours—giving them a break from their lives, giving them an experience, hopefully a memory for a lifetime,” he says. Off the court, though, there’s the possibility of something much greater: creating change that will affect present and future generations of Americans. “There’s no comparison to me. I wake up with much more purpose today than I did when I played tennis.” It seems Agassi’s mastery of comebacks wasn’t just for the tennis world after all.

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Using Three or More Colors for Sophisticated Men’s Style

Even those who are new to classic men’s style can look sharp by relying on fundamental two-color pairings like navy and grey or blue and brown, with a suit in one solid color and a tie in another. But, once you develop an interest in the nuances of dressing well, you’ll be looking for ways to add greater richness and complexity to your outfits. One way to achieve this is by working three or more colors into a single outfit. In this article, we’ll show you how to carry off multiple colors without looking like a peacock.

How to Use Three or More Colors Successfully in an Outfit

As a wardrobe develops, it’s easy to go for a solid worsted wool suit and a solid silk tie: it’s simple and straightforward, requiring little thought, and it looks good. Simply add a white shirt and brown or black oxfords, and you have a smart outfit that fits most professional workplaces and urban settings. However, the same few colors can get boring over time! So, here are six tips to add more color to your tailored style, some that involve boosting your overall color use and others on how to bring in multiple colors quickly with a single item.

Increase Your Overall Use of Color

1. Change Up the White Shirt

While a white shirt can serve as a standard backdrop to your tie and jacket, it is just that–very standard. To go beyond basic, try a light blue shirt with a navy suit or a pink shirt with gray. You’re immediately adding a third color that also reduces the stark contrast that a white shirt can create.

A light blue linen dress shirt

A light blue linen dress shirt

To take it a step further, look for shirts in other pastel colors such a lavender, salmon, and pale green. They make excellent backdrops for the brighter versions of their colors – purple with lavender, orange with salmon, and hunter green with pale green. This subtle addition of color will help you tie together your other accessories.

Tweed jacket with yellow orange dress shirt and Houndstooth Silk Bourette Bow Tie Burgundy Cream - Fort Belvedere

Pairing a tweed jacket with a pale yellow-orange dress shirt helps add subtle color that helps tie together the houndstooth bourette bow tie and a wool pocket square

2. Add a Vest or Waistcoat in a Bright Solid

Another easy way to add a even more color to a suit is to put on a waistcoat or vest in a different, brighter color.  Odd vests are expected to pop–even highly formal morning dress accommodates robin’s egg blue and buff waistcoats–so go bold with orange, red, royal blue or yellow. For casual cool or cold weather wear, colorful knits are easy to find. In the image below, imagine the same sage green suit with a white shirt and no vest. The purple tie would still show some panache, but the outfit would not have the same richness without the blue shirt and orange knitted vest.

Beutiful green suit with orange knit vest and purple knit tie, brown hat and gloves as seen by beforeeesunrise.com

Beautiful green suit with an orange knit vest and a bold purple knit tie, brown hat and gloves as seen by beforeeesunrise.com

Your vest can also act like a dividing line, which lets you wear a tie that is the same color as your jacket without it looking boring, and if your tie and jacket color are slightly off from one another, the vest tricks the eye into not noticing the difference.

Layering with a simple alternation of two colors.

A bright yellow knit vest acts as a divider between tie and suit jacket

3. Trade the Suit for a Sport Coat and Trousers

Part of the ease of a suit is its uniformity: you don’t need to worry about coordinating top and bottom. Yet, many men, myself included, prefer an odd jacket and trousers to a suit in part because it opens the door to more color combination. In summer, you can go all out and try bright chinos or go-to-hell pants and in winter, colorful corduroys.

A taste of the Chino and Corduroy Colors at Cordings

A taste of the Chino and Corduroy Colors at Cordings

On the other hand, the added variable of different colored pants can create the temptation to over-match by trying to match a solid tie to one’s pants. This can be done, provided the tie is very nearly or exactly the same color, or if the items are similar enough in color but different in texture (like a grenadine tie with worsted wool trousers); however, it’s not particularly creative and can make you look like you’re trying. Therefore, you might prioritize wearing a tie of a third color: a maroon tie with a navy sport coat and gray pants, for example.

 4. Don’t Forget Your Feet

Colored shoelaces are an overlooked means of adding a single pop of color that ticks all the boxes: it’s quick, cheap and unique. For around $ 10, which is cheaper than any other menswear accessory you can think of, you can increase the colors you wear. Just make sure you know how to lace your shoes.

Close up Red Shoelaces Round Waxed Cotton - Made in Italy by Fort Belvedere

Close up Red Shoelaces Round Waxed Cotton – Made in Italy by Fort Belvedere

5. Add a Boutonniere

The hole in your jacket lapel is meant to be filled, and a boutonniere flower is a perfect choice to do that while adding a spot of new color. If you’re wearing a navy suit with a soft yellow tie, why not introduce a lilac or light blue flower?

Madder Print Silk Tie in Buff 9cm width with Red Pattern , Field Scabious Boutonniere Buttonhole & Classic White Pocket Square

In this classic navy and yellow combination, the Purple Field Scabious Boutonniere adds a pop of color to the muted tie, shirt, and jacket

Add Several Colors at Once with Patterns

The next step is to add multiple colors at the same time using one article of clothing, which augments the richness of what you’re wearing more than relying purely on solids.

1. Necktie

A foolproof method to do this is to replace a plain tie with one that contains stripes or a repeating geometric motif. The elements that make up the pattern have to be a different color in order to be visible and often include multiple tones. The beauty of a patterned tie is that it can act as a bridge between the other pieces you are wearing. In the image below of Sven Raphael Schneider, the red tone of his tie works with his trousers, while the lighter stripe pattern coordinates with his gray jacket. The presence of a pattern also breaks up the ground color and therefore de-emphasizes any variation between the main color of the tie and something else you’re wearing, such as trousers. Therefore, an exact or precise color match matters less for coordination.

Sven Raphael Schneider wearing a striped tie with a gray checked sport coat and Nantucket red pants

It’s equally possible when wearing a patterned tie to use the pattern to introduce an additional color. The base tone of the tie can match your jacket while the geometric motif adds one or more colors you don’t yet have on. A classic example is the classic maroon, navy and gray striped tie. You could wear this with a gray suit and add two new colors or with a navy blazer and gray pants, making maroon your added color.
Cashmere Wool Grenadine Tie in Dark Blue, Burgundy, Light Grey Stripe - Fort Belvedere

Cashmere Wool Grenadine Tie by Fort Belvedere

Small repeating geometric patterns on a tie are also fantastic because they often include multiple accent colors. The one below from Fort Belvedere contains purple, white, light pink, teal, and yellow, so you’d be adding touches of up to five colors with just one tie.

If you want a more casual tie that provides an infusion of several colors at once, try a two-tone changeant silk knit. This is made up of two different colored yarns, such as brown and gold or blue and light blue, knitted in such a way that the tone looks like it’s changing depending on the light and viewing angle (thus the French term “changeant“). Mottled knits are a variation on this, mixing two colors. Lastly, you can find slubby shantungs that display secondary shadow colors, giving you multiple subtle tones in one tie.

Pink Two Tone Knit Tie Fort Belvedere

Pink Two-Tone Knitted Tie from Fort Belvedere

2. Pocket Square

Accessories as a whole are a safe way to add multiple colors at once because you only get them in tiny doses. While you can add just a single new color with a pocket square, one with a pattern will give you the most bang for your buck, packing more color than any other item you can wear. In the images below a paisley pocket square contains at least eight different tones, yet, despite this, it never overwhelms. Moreover, even if a hankie contains a complex paisley pattern made up of a dozen different colors, you can manipulate it in your breast pocket, turning it this way or that, to determine which colors you want to show. In one photo, it’s worn in a puff fold to emphasize pink, and in the other, orange.

Pocket squares afford even greater freedom than ties when you want to add color because they are expected to differ from the rest of your outfit. Beginners to men’s style often commit the faux pas of buying matching pocket square and tie sets, but the true connoisseur knows that the handkerchief is the place to introduce an additional hue; it should never be too “matchy.” Sure, there could (or should) be a bit of your tie, shirt, pants or jacket color represented in your pocket square, but beyond that nearly anything goes. In the image below, the pocket square actually repeats the red and gold of the bow tie motif and the red of the jacket’s windowpane grid but highlights gold more than any other part of the outfit.

A yellow wool challis pocket square provides an opportunity to introduce an additional color.

3. Scarf

Scarves and pocket squares have a lot in common, and the former can be considered, in some ways, larger versions of the latter. However, with a scarf, whether silk with a printed pattern or solid cashmere, you’re getting a stronger effect, so consider it an accent and surround the scarf with subdued colors or solids.

Camel overcoat with printed silk scarf

Camel overcoat with printed silk scarf

4. Shirt

Going beyond accessories, my favorite underappreciated technique for adding multiple colors at once is a tattersall shirt.  The tattersall pattern is made up of two or more different complementary colors. Some possibilities are blue and black, green and blue, red and blue, or orange and blue to name just a few. In the example below from Cordings in the UK, there are actually four different colors–pink, purple, blue, and black–skillfully combined. The tattersall is versatile enough to wear in most business settings, providing an understated but clearly apparent injection of color. You can find multi-colored striped shirts too, but they can risk being too loud and look more casual than a fine grid.

A tattersall shirt from Cordings that makes use of four colors.

5. Patterned Waistcoat

We’ve mentioned solid waistcoats above, with an emphasis on knits, but the traditional odd waistcoat is supposed to be one that displays a strong pattern. If you have a solid shirt on, you could make your vest the tattersall. Another thing layering this way with a waistcoat achieves is that it gives you more opportunities to play with colors. Your waistcoat can act like a bridge because it can coordinate with a color in your tie, in your jacket, or both!

Chester by Chester Barrie - Plaid sportscoat, tattersall vest & red pants

This patterned waistcoat by Chester by Chester Barrie pulls coordinates all the colors in this bold ensemble

6. Tailored Jacket

For your jacket layer, an overcheck is your friend. This is a windowpane grid in one color laid over another plaid pattern. The most famous is the Prince of Wales check, which, by definition includes a glen check in one color over which there is a grid of another hue. For instance, you might find a grey Prince of Wales with an overcheck in sky blue. Just like that, by wearing one of the classic menswear patterns, you have an additional accent color. You can then coordinate accordingly with the colors of your tie and perhaps a vest.

Burgundy Prince of Wales jacket with green overcheck; knit tie and pocket square from Fort Belvedere

Burgundy Prince of Wales jacket with green overcheck; knit tie and pocket square from Fort Belvedere

7. Socks

The crazy socks trend seems to have reached a peak a few years back, and it’s not one we’ve really gotten behind, but this doesn’t mean that you should only  stick with boring solid black. You can wear socks in various accent colors, and especially ones that show some pattern, to amp up the number of colors you’re wearing in one step. It’s not just a trendy move either as you can find a variety of colored and patterned dress socks in vintage apparel arts illustrations from the 20th century.

Vintage fashion illustration showing socks with shadow stripes and clock patterns.

One option to instantly incorporate two colors is shadow-stripe socks, which have one main color along with a second “shadow” color in the ribbing stripes. If you want even more subtlety, try socks with clocks (the name for the pattern running down the side) such as a conservative charcoal socks with burgundy and white clocks.

Conclusion

No matter what the season, it’s always the right time to work more color into your outfits. Sometimes, the assumption is that if you use a lot of colors in an outfit you will end up looking like a clown (or a Pitti Peacock).

Colorful outfit

Pitti Peacock “Il Bisonte” showing the extreme use of color that characterizes his personal style. Photo by guerrisms.

However, adding one other yet unrepresented hue is easy and shows your stylistic expertise. Of course, restraint and careful consideration should always be part of a gentleman’s sartorial game. Pick and choose where you want to add your colors and how far you want to go. It’s not likely that you’ll wear colored shoelaces, bright socks, go-to-hell pants and an orange knit vest at the same time. Think of the ideas in this article as a buffet of options for you to choose from. Just don’t overload your plate! Accessories enable you tho experiment without fear on a small scale. Meanwhile, tattersalls, Prince of Wales checks, and bright knit vests let you up your color quotient while remaining firmly within established tailoring tradition. Lastly, remember as a rule of thumb that if you are wearing colors that read primarily as neutral (brown, beige, grey, navy, khaki, black), almost any other color can be added freely.

This gun club check reads as a neutral, so other colors can easily be introduced without overwhelming the outfit

How do you wear multiple colors? What are your favorite combinations? Let us know in the comments.


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Serena’s ‘Wakanda’ Catsuit About More Than Fashion

PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams considers the black bodysuit she wore at the French Open much more than a fashion statement.

There’s a practical reason for the full-length legs on the skintight outfit: The aim is to protect her because of past bouts with blood clots.

There also is a message she wanted to send about self-worth and feeling powerful as she returned to Grand Slam action with a first-round victory at Roland Garros on Tuesday, about nine months after giving birth to a daughter.

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“It feels like this suit represents all the women that have been through a lot mentally, physically, with their body to come back and have confidence and to believe in themselves,” Williams said after beating Kristyna Pliskova 7-6 (4), 6-4 at Court Philippe Chatrier. “I definitely feel like it is an opportunity for me to inspire a whole different group of amazing women and kids.”

The outfit called to mind Williams’ black “catsuit” that she wore at the 2002 U.S. Open. It also was reminiscent of the white bodysuit that American player Anne White wore at Wimbledon in 1985.

Williams referred to what she wore Tuesday as the “catsuit — the new version, 2.0.”

“I call it, like, my Wakanda-inspired catsuit,” referring to the fictional nation in the film “Black Panther.”

“We designed it way before the movie,” she said, “but still, it kind of reminds me of that.”

Williams said she feels “like a warrior princess, kind of,” when she wears the outfit.

“I’m always living in a fantasy world,” she added. “I always wanted to be a superhero, and it’s kind of my way of being a superhero.”

Tuesday’s match was the first at a major tournament for the 23-time Grand Slam champion in 16 months.

She gave birth on Sept. 1, then dealt with complications related to a pulmonary embolism.

“I had a lot of problems with my blood clots, and, God, I don’t know how many I have had in the past 12 months. So it is definitely a little functionality to it,” Williams said. “I have been wearing pants in general a lot when I play, so I can keep the blood circulation going. It’s a fun suit, but it’s also functional, so I can be able to play without any problems.”

 

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So you live in one of the largest cities in the country… the Windy City.

The good news is it’s not New York City or Los Angeles. The bad news is it’s still expensive.

The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Chicago is $ 1,590, according to Zillow data. And the average income of those who rent these one-bedrooms is about $ 33,452 a year. Factor in utilities and that means 62% of your income is going toward housing, according to a Penny Hoarder analysis of Census microdata.

Then consider food, another necessity. You’re spending an extra two pennies for every dollar you’d spend in other U.S. cities, according to regional price data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Those pennies add up!

How to Make Extra Money in Chicago

If you need a little income boost, don’t be down. There are tons of flexible side jobs available in Chicago.

1. Play Professional Line Sitter

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You’ve got the big tourist attractions: the Willis Tower Skydeck and 360 Chicago. Then there are the lines that form for novelty foods, including Garrett Popcorn Shops and the Nutella Cafe.

You’ll also find lines outside The Chicago Theatre and Second City — even outside the museums.

This is your money-making opportunity, Chicago locals. Step up your game and become a professional line sitter.

Back in 2016 we interviewed Robert Samuel, a professional line sitter who says he charges $ 25 for the first hour in line and $ 10 for each subsequent hour. He’s even started a New York City-based business with line sitters who’ve stood in line for “Hamilton” tickets, cronuts and the latest iPhone releases.

If you’re not sure where to start in Chicago, Samuel recommends offering your services on Craigslist or TaskRabbit.

2. List Your Extra Room for Rent (Especially During Lollapalooza)

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Have a spare room? Might as well try to earn some money by listing it on Airbnb.

If you’re a good host with a desirable space, you could add hundreds, even thousands, of dollars to your savings account with Airbnb.

And there’s no reason you can’t be creative. We found someone listing a train car over in Plano, Illinois!

A few simple steps can make the difference between a great experience and a less-than-satisfactory one.

Here are some tips:

  • Make your space available during high-demand times in your area. Think: concerts, festivals (ahem, Lolla), conventions and sporting events. Chicago has plenty of those!
  • Be a good host, and stock your place with the toiletries you’d expect at a hotel — toilet paper, soap and towels.
  • Be personable. A lot of travelers turn to Airbnb for the personal touch they won’t find at commercial properties.

Here’s the link to sign up as an Airbnb host.

(Hosting laws vary from city to city. Please understand the rules and regulations applicable to your city and listing.)

3. Find a Part-Time Work-From-Home Job

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If you already have a full-time job, finding something on the side that’s relatively flexible can be challenging — especially if you don’t want to go into an office.

A part-time work-from-home job could be the perfect solution.

Start by searching ZipRecruiter. When you click here to search, ZipRecruiter sends you to a list of geo-tailored, work-from-home job openings. (Because, yes, even some work-from-home jobs have location restrictions.)

Peruse the work-from-home opportunities available in Chicago.

4. Drive Tourists to the Nearest Giordano’s

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If you’re looking for a way to earn extra money while choosing  your own schedule, driving with Lyft could be the perfect solution.

When you sign up to become a Lyft driver, you’ll get to drive (and make money) whenever you want.

To be eligible, you’ll need to be at least 21 years old with a year of driving experience, pass a background check, and own a car made in 2007 or later.

Check out how former Chicago news anchor Anthony Ponce quit his job to drive with Lyft (and started a podcast).

5. Rent out Your Car When You Take the “L” to Work

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Want to make money with your car, but not keen on playing taxi? Let folks rent your car when you’re not using it.

OK, that sounds a little scary, but it doesn’t have to be.

With the Getaround app, you can safely rent out your car to people in your community and neighborhood. The company insures your car for each trip, offers 24/7 roadside assistance and screens drivers for a safe driving record.

Getaround says users can make up to $ 10,000 a year. That’ll probably cover your car payments!

Learn more about Getaround — so you can “Getaround” having to work overtime each week.

6. Get Paid to Drink Beer

Neil Callaghan, an advanced level cicerone, currently working at Cigar City Brewing
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Chicago: We see you with all your breweries.

If you enjoy hoppin’ around town and trying out what’s on tap, consider becoming a “Secret Hopper.” It’s like secret shopping — but for breweries.

The company is looking for detail-oriented beer-drinkers to hop around to different breweries and objectively rate and review their experiences. Penny Hoarder writer Tyler Omoth gave the gig a try. He spent $ 16 on his visit to a local brewery. Secret Hopper paid him $ 20 via PayPal within a few days.

So, no, you’re not going to get rich, but you will get free beer, and that makes us hoppy.

All you have to do is sign up, then Secret Hopper contacts you when you’re needed.

7. Set Your Own Hours When You Start Your Own Business

Amanda Meisner runs errands in downtown Chicago
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Have you ever considered starting your own business? You could just set your own hours — and not answer to anyone else.

If you’re not sure where to start, we found an online course that’ll guide you through the process.

If you’re interested in becoming a work-from-home bookkeeper, try Bookkeeper Business Launch — no CPA required. You just need some decent computer skills and a passion for helping business owners.

Daniel Honan took the course, and within 10 weeks he’d launched his bookkeeping business for painters. The opportunity has allowed him to work from home and spend more time with his wife — without compromising his income.

If you’re interested, check out the free starter course.

8. Dig up Designer Shopping Bags and Sell Them

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OK, this isn’t going to be the cleanest suggestion on our list, but we couldn’t not include it with The Magnificent Mile running through the heart of Chicago — you know, the strip that contains all those designer chains.

So when a visitor has just spent their entire savings on a new designer purse, for example, it’s your opportunity to profit. Before they leave town, they probably toss the shopping bag or box it came in, right?

Well, in 2016, the New York Post reported that a black Chanel box (yes — empty and dug up from a dumpster) could sell for $ 40. A store’s signature purse dust cover could reap $ 150 or more.

Crazy, right? Well, it’ll take a little digging… in the trash.

9. Grab a Gig at Wrigley Field

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If you’re looking for hourly gigs, sign up for Shiftgig. Headquartered in Chicago, the platform connects workers to gigs in a number of industries, including food service, hospitality, retail and customer service.

“We are always working with some of the biggest venues in town,” Mike Flickinger, the general manager of Shiftgig’s Chicago office, said in a 2016 interview. “We have had a significant presence working with partners at major sporting events, like the White Sox, Cubs and Bears stadiums.”

Interested? Read about one Penny Hoarder’s experience using the platform.

10. Do the Cupid Shuffle

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When you think of a matchmaker, you might think of a cartoon cupid character or even some type of genie in a bottle. The notion seems unreal — that someone could actually set you up with your soulmate. And, no, we’re not talking about Tinder.

Tawkify employs a team of matchmakers across the U.S. (Chicago makes the list!) to match hopeless romantics — and it’s always looking for new members to join.

You don’t necessarily need a background in matchmaking. Team members have included lawyers, life coaches, entrepreneurs, teachers and even writers. Some matchmakers have made up to $ 50,000 a year working part time.

11. Break out the Snow Shovel

Snow storm and snow shovel in suburban Chicago, Illinois
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We can’t complete this list without mentioning the obvious.

So it’s winter. It’s snowing, and you’re stuck inside. But you can make some extra money by downloading an app called Shovler.

It works like Uber but, um, for shoveling snow. Basically, folks who are in need of a shoveling will post a request. Whenever you have free time to work, just accept a job.

Daniel Miller, the app’s CEO, told The Penny Hoarder via email that Chicago is one of it’s biggest markets.

He also shared with us that shovelers have made up to $ 200 a gig. Really, it depends on the size of the property and the intensity of the storm.

“We also have generous tippers, some tipping as much as 50% of the job value,” Miller says.

Not snow bad, right?

12. Deliver Chicago Hot Dogs

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Ahhh, the sweet smell of takeout stinking up your car.

OK, it might not be the most appealing thing in the world — you might want to crack a few windows, depending on the type of cuisine you’re delivering — but Uber Eats offers flexible food-delivery opportunities.

Drivers are paid a pick-up fee, for the distance traveled and a drop-off fee. Uber takes a service fee. Delivery partners can cash out up to five times a day with instant pay.

Requirements may vary by location. Here are the basics…

  • Be at least 19 years old if delivering by car.
  • Deliver via car (must be a 1997 or newer with at least two doors), bike, scooter or foot depending on your area.
  • Pass a background check.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and insurance (if you deliver by car or scooter).

13. Sell Your iPhone Photos

woman taking photographs with her mobile phone in the hall of the Union train station in Chicago, Illinois.
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Chicago is a captivating city, so we don’t blame you if you’re constantly snapping photos around town — even as a local.

No longer is this pointless, though. (Or just for Instagram.) You can sell your iPhone photos through an app called Foap.

It’s super easy to use: Download the app, and upload your photos. When someone wants to purchase your photo, you’ll get 50% of the profit. (Foap gets the other 50%.)

Say someone buys one of your photos for $ 10. You pocket $ 5. If the photo sells 20 times, for example, you could end up with $ 100.

It only takes about five minutes to upload a photo. If you want all the details, we’ve put together a Foap rundown.

14. Beef up Your Acting Skills

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If you have experience in acting, sign up to play a standardized patient.

The University of Illinois College of Medicine is typically looking for standardized patients, or SPs. These are actors who play the role of a patient or family member so medical students can practice their bedside manner.

The University of Chicago outlines everything you need to know on its application page.

Other facilities hire SPs in Chicago periodically, too. For example, at the time we wrote this article the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners had open part-time SP positions. The site said pay starts at $ 18 an hour. For more information, check out its employment page.

You can always search SP positions on Indeed, too.

Heck, playing an SP might be your big break. Next thing you know, you’re featured on “Chicago Med” or “Chicago P.D.”

Carson Kohler (carson@thepennyhoarder.com) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She visited Chicago last year and could totally see herself living there — at least until the first snowstorm of the season. Then she’d move back to Florida.

Penny Hoarder data journalist Alex Mahadevan contributed to this article.

This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

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3 reasons why Microsoft’s more valuable than Google

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Microsoft just earned some serious bragging rights.

The company surpassed Google owner Alphabet to become the third-most valuable company in the world, with a market cap of more than $ 760 billion — about $ 15 billion more than Alphabet.

It’s not the first time the two companies have traded places on the most valuable companies list (the first two spots belong to Apple and Amazon, respectively), but, as CNBC notes, it’s the first time Microsoft’s taken the lead over Google in a number of years. 

What’s more, the latest milestone is a noteworthy moment for Microsoft, which is finally starting to see some of its long-term bets pay off in significant ways.  Read more…

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Last year, hedge-fund tycoon James Simons made $ 194,000 — an hour, that is. The former math professor who heads Rennaissance Technologies earned $ 1.7 billion in 2017, making him the highest-earning hedge-fund manager for the third year straight, according to an annual survey by Institutional Investor’s Alpha magazine. Simons edged out Appaloosa Management’s David Tepper, who…
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Why Alaska is actually more unique than you thought

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Alaska is one of those places that we all should visit at some point in our lives. With its incredible and diverse open plains, national parks, snow-capped mountains, forests, wildlife and more, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit some of the wonders of this state. But there are some things about Alaska that are much more unique than we all first thought – mainly because it goes 30 days (or more) without any sunlight and basks in eternal night, but that’s not all.

Alaska’s endless night

If you’ve ever been to Alaska, Iceland, or any other place that is about as far North as you can go (you know, without falling off the face of the Earth) then you’ll probably realize that it’s pretty dark most of the time. Alaska is located just below the Arctic Circle, which is a pretty unlucky area. Due to the Earth’s tilt (23.4 degrees if you want to be specific), this area never rotates towards the sun during the Winter Solstice. Because of this, it is shaded in darkness until the Northern Hemisphere enters the Summer Solstice.

As Alaska is shaded and incredibly far away from the sun, it is extremely cold all the time and completely shrouded in night at all times of the day. However, this is not your average night with the moon and the stars. As the sun’s rays do not travel to this part of the world, they cannot reflect off the moon or the sun – meaning it is completely pitch black. This endless night can often last up to two months, and will only offer it’s residences just a few small hours of twilight each day. And it’s pretty weird.

Alaska’s endless days

Because of this phenomenon, the state is not only shrouded in endless night – it is also shrouded in endless days. Just as the earth rotates away from the sun in the winter, the earth rotates towards the sun in the summer and doesn’t shy away. Instead, residents in Barrow, one of the closest towns to the North Pole, can often have continuous light and the sun for at least three months of each year. That would definitely upset your body clock.

Alaska’s northern lights

Alaska is one of the most beautiful places on Earth – and home to one of the most beautiful natural phenomenon. The Aurora Borealis is often called the Northern Lights and consist of streaks of colorful particles that fly across the sky in incredible patterns. This phenomenon is caused by charged protons and electrons hitting the Upper atmosphere of the Earth and can normally only be seen in the Northern Hemisphere. Alaska is one of those lucky destinations where the Northern Lights can be viewed. This spectacle can be viewed on average for 243 days each year – which is an incredible achievement.

The sheer size

Alaska is the biggest state in the United States of America; bigger than Montana, Texas, and California put together! However, the state is more populated by animals, natural landscapes, and flora than it is people. Throughout the whole of the state, there are more than 3 million lakes and over 3,000 rivers in Alaska alone. This takes the record for the most inland water of any other state in the US.

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Long Weekend Sales Hoedown – 40% off Italian Wool Suits, Spier & Mackay $30 Off, Ledbury Savings, & More

IT’S NOT JUST A HANDFUL. IT’S A HOEDOWN.

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Why hoedown? Too much for a handful. Enjoy the long weekend fellas. And not to nag,
but come Monday, don’t forget what that day is actually about. Despite the two holidays being different,
we’re sticking with the same policy as Veterans Day come Monday. We won’t be posting.

 

B.R.: 40% off no BR Merch Exclusions w/ BRSUMMER + Free 3-5 Day Ship on $ 100+ w/ BRSHIP

BR’s offer for the weekend just got a whole lot better. 40% off, and now there’s no BR Merchandise exclusions. Nice. Also, if you trip the $ 100 threshold, you can get a bit faster than normal shipping with that BRSHIP code. Also, if you’re a cardmember, don’t forget to use the code BRCARD at checkout for an additional 10% off.

 

J. Crew: 40% off Select Full Price w/ GETAWAY

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40% off is nothing to sneeze at. Usually they go 30% off for big weekends. Exclusions are all over the place (looks like most sportcoats are out, but some suiting is in?) but there’s plenty to consider. Like those Palma sunglasses. More on those over here.

 

Brooks Bros: Extra 25% off Select Clearance + 4 Shirts for $ 199

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Great for those of us who love Brooks Brothers… yet don’t usually operate on a Brooks Brothers budget. Personally, I’m a big fan of their Regent fit sportcoats. Especially when on double sale like this.

 

Spier & Mackay: $ 30 off Sportcoats w/ COATUSA

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Half canvas construction. Easy to tailor, non functioning sleeve cuffs. Smartly designed linings (often partial depending on the fabric). Spier & Mackay knows what they’re doing when it comes to jackets. And now, their sportcoats are thirty bucks off through Sunday. Cotton sportcoats start at $ 198, so down to $ 168 with the discount. Higher end fabrics usually go for $ 398, and now drop to $ 368. Plenty in between those two price points too.

 

AE Factory 2nds: Memorial Day Weekend Savings

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Look for the shoes that have the strikethrough prices (ie something like: $ 299 $ 249). Those are the shoes getting the extra cuts this weekend. Why did they pick those particular models to get the fat cuts? Beats me. But some of them are rare birds that have gotten oddly large discounts. Remember, its a gamble since these are 2nds quality (cosmetic blemishes picked up during the manufacturing process). And it’s not risk free in terms of cash. They’re still demanding a steep $ 25 restocking fee on returned factory 2nds.

 

J.C.F.: 50% off Everything + Extra 50% off Clearance w/ WINWIN

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Yes, suits are included in this one too. Sportcoats and suits have been getting excluded a lot lately. So if you’ve had your eye on something in their Thompson Fit, now’s not a bad time to jump on it.

 

Domestic Domestic: 30% off Sitewide w/ MOON

Big thanks to Adam T. for the tip on this one. How can a small outfit like this company offer this sort of blanket, site wide discount? Beats the heck out of me. But it’s worth some browsing if you’re the rugged type who still has an eye for good aesthetics.

 

Ledbury: $ 50 off 2 Shirts, $ 150 off 4, $ 250 off 6 (STARTS 5/24)

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If you love Ledbury, then now is one of the few times of the year that you can get their shirts on a discount. It’s not a huge discount, but it is something. Doesn’t work on polo shirts. And note that this deal isn’t active until Thursday. No code needed. Discount automatically applies at checkout.

 

Huckberry: Select Long Weekend Deals

Astorflex chelseas have dropped back down for the weekend. And for that audio stuff… B&O = Bang & Olufsen. I’m not really Mr. Audiophile, BUT… I’ve been lucky enough to drive a few automobiles with some Bang & Olufsen sound systems in them, and they’re friggin’ top notch. UPDATE: Looks like the wireless earbuds are NOT getting any kind of discount? Sorry about that.

 

UNIQLO: 2 Easy Care Dress Shirts for $ 49.90 (reg. $ 29.90 per)

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Remember these things? This is UNIQLO’s foray into the world of neck and sleeve dress shirts. Only the sleeves are much more precise compared to other dress shirts (these are down to the half inch, instead of ballpark 32/33 sizing like most makers). Usually they’re just under $ 30 a pop, but buy two, and they drop to just under $ 25 a piece.

 

Best Made Co.: 25% off Select w/ OUT18

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Yes, this is the company that makes the absurdly expensive, painted handle axes. But they also make some mighty fine, super well made, handsome gear outside of their “hipster axe decor” collection. Much of it is made in the USA too. Just extended through May 28th.

 

Todd Snyder: 30% off Select Items w/ VIP30

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Todd Snyder has some oddly expensive stuff (look at their selection of athleisure) yet then they have some pretty reasonably priced items. $ 600 for a made in Canada, stretch Italian wool suit ain’t half bad. The fact that it’s on sale is something else.

 

Nordstrom: Half-Yearly Sale is On

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Just in case you missed it. Picks are here. And as always, everything ships and returns for free. Appreciation for a retailer minimizing that risk is… up there. It’s something.

 

Massdrop: AE Factory 2nds Chukkas / Orient Mako II Diver

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Two wheelhouse products for those of us that frequent this site. The thing about the factory 2nds chukkas is… factory 2nds are a tough ask on final sale. Because you just don’t know what that blemish/flaw is gonna look like until it shows up. Normal price for those AE Massdrop chukkas is $ 239. So, some savings, but not massive. Meanwhile, that Orient Mako II has dropped to $ 129 since so many people have bought in. Final sale on both and since it’s Massdrop, you’ll have to wait a while for delivery. It’s pre-order after all. UPDATE: Looks like they just added the Orient Ray II for $ 139.99.

 

GAP: Up to 50% off + Extra 20% off & free Ship w/ PARTY

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It’s the “up to” distinction that’s key here. So the site’s not half off, some of it is, a few items may be, but much of it isn’t. That said, free shipping no minimum is a nice bonus if you’re the type who shops for one piece at a time.

 

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Dappered Space Picks

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Of course there’s a ton more where all this comes from, but Nordy’s home department can tend to lean towards more feminine style sensibilities. Still, there are some nice finds that’ll look great in a guy’s space. And of course, everything ships and returns free.

 

Also worth a mention:

  • Nordstrom Rack: Extra 25% off clearance items. Prices are as marked and have been updated.
  • Bonobos: The 20% off code BLUEMOON appears to still be active.
  • East Dane: Their Big Spring Sale has launched. And since they’re operated by Amazon, everything ships fast and free.
  • Cool Material: 20% off their store, some exclusions apply, with MEMDAY


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Books coming out this week: The Honey Farm, Calypso, and more

Books coming out this week: The Honey Farm, Calypso, and more


Books coming out this week: <em>The Honey Farm</em>, <em>Calypso</em>, and more

Congratulations, we did it: We made it to summer. Well, okay, it’s not ~officially~ summer quite yet. But once Memorial Day arrives, it might as well be. ‘Tis the season of summer Fridays, white pants, and pool days. Plus, if the books coming out this week are any indicator, it’s also officially summer thriller season.

Authors know what readers want, and that’s to curl up in the summer sun (or shade) with a scary book. And this week, they really delivered. There are brand new psychological thrillers, twisted mysteries, and police whodunits hitting bookshelves. There’s even a YA thriller, because the genre truly knows no bounds.

Of course, if thrillers aren’t your thing, the books coming out this week also include deeply thoughtful memoirs (hey, David Sedaris) and a women’s fiction read or two. Basically, whatever you’re in the mood to read right now, you’ll find it on this list.

Here are 11 books coming out this week that you don’t want to miss.

1. The Honey Farm by Harriet Alida Lye, out May 29th

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To keep her struggling bee farm afloat, Cynthia starts a residence program for artists. People come to work on the farm in exchange for free room, board, and freedom to pursue their creative passions. As the story beneath the surface begins to reveal itself — and as more and more residents leave — the novel builds to a twisted conclusion that you won’t see coming. The Honey Farm is one of the most satisfying books you’ll read all summer.

2. Calypso by David Sedaris, out May 29th

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It’s David Sedaris. You know you want to read it. Calypso is packed with plenty of the painfully funny laugh-out-loud moments you’ve come to expect from Sedaris. But it’s also his most deeply moving work yet.

3. Lies You Never Told Me by Jennifer Donaldson, out May 29th

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Lies You Never Told Me is so. Damn. Readable. It’s downright un-put-down-able. This twisted YA suspense novel follows two different narrators: Elyse, a shy teen in Portland who just landed the lead in her high school play, and Gabe, a teen in Austin thinking about breaking up with his girlfriend. Though seemingly unrelated, once you discover the link between the two narrators, your brain will explode.

4. So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know by Retta, out May 29th

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Did you know that before appearing on Parks and Rec, Retta got her start as a standup comedian? Or that before that, she graduated pre-med from Duke? Retta’s hilarious memoir touches on everything from her humble upbringing to her obsession with designer handbags. Not only will you get to read delightful stories about her time playing Donna on Parks and Rec, but you’ll also learn a lot about how she got there. Reading Retta’s memoir is like hanging out with someone you’ve known your whole life. You’ll read it in one sitting, then immediately wish for a second installment. It’s that fun.

5. All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire, out May 29th

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When Elliott and Catherine meet, something just clicks; they get along perfectly. Then, Elliott has to leave. When he comes back a few years later, everything has changed. He’s prepared to do whatever it takes to win Catherine back. Just as she’s ready to trust him, Elliott becomes the prime suspect in the case of a missing student. But Catherine has a secret of her own. And trust us: You won’t see it coming.

6. The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran by Masih Alinejad, out May 29th

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For years, Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad has challenged tradition and spoken out against injustice. She was arrested as a teenager, served divorce papers to shame her family, and spent nine years trying to regain custody of her son. Alinejad was eventually exiled from Iran and now, following Donald Trump’s immigration ban, is yet again separated from her child. The Wind in My Hair is an exceptional memoir from an exceptional woman.

7. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware, out May 29th

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Nobody writes psychological thrillers like Ruth Ware. Nobody. And her latest atmospheric novel, about a woman who is the accidental recipient of a mysterious letter offering her a large sum of money, is no exception. You’ll thoroughly enjoy playing detective along the way.

8. True by Karl Taro Greenfeld, out June 1st

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True will do whatever it takes to make her dream of playing professional soccer a reality. But she also has to clean the house, pay the bills, and take care of her autistic sister. And she has a bit of a temper. Will True’s anger — and all of the other things, both in and out of her control — keep her from achieving the one thing she really wants?

9. A Marriage in Dog Years: A Memoir by Nancy Balbirer, out June 1st

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A Marriage in Dog Years is, as the title hints, two stories in one. There’s the story of Nancy’s terminal marriage, and the story of Nancy’s terminal beagle, Ira. As both stories come to an end at the same time, you’ll do some serious reflecting on life and love.

10. Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson, out June 1st

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When Marnie’s marriage ends after just two weeks, she isn’t left completely empty-handed: Her ex’s eccentric great-aunt Blix left her the brownstone. Blix, who saw something in Marnie before she passed, is determined to turn her into a matchmaker just like she was — even from beyond the grave. Matchmaking for Beginners is lovely from the inside out.

11. See Her Run by Peggy Townsend, out June 1st

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When Hayley Poole’s body is found in the desert, her death is ruled a suicide. But Aloa Snow isn’t convinced. As Aloa investigates, she learns that Hayley was running from someone very powerful. Now, Aloa has to do the same.

Happy reading!

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Nurse Alice: Study Shows Black Doctors Have More Positive Attitudes Toward Patients

In a recent Johns Hopkins School of Medicine study it was found that black doctors generally had more positive attitudes toward the patient. Additionally, the study affirms what some other studies have already shown, specifically that black doctors and African American clinicians have more positive attitudes toward patients with sickle cell disease, an illness only found among African Americans.

The study’s results demonstrate that healthcare workforce diversity and more culturally sensitive training is needed in the healthcare industry. Just like social injustice, ignorance and inequalities that have taken center stage publicly around other issues, unfortunately parallel issues exist in healthcare and are reflected in how patients are medically treated.

Another recommendation that results from reviewing this study: physicians who use stigmatizing language in their patients’ medical records may affect the care those patients get for years to come. The study found that physicians-in-training who read charts with stigmatizing patient chart notes were significantly more likely to have a negative attitude toward the patient than those who read charts containing more neutral language.

How You Can Protect Yourself as a Patient 

Everyone should review their medical record and know what is being documented about them. These findings are not new and will continue until those doing it are held responsible. And, unless something went wrong, there aren’t medical record police that are reviewing charts for stigmatizing language. But as consumers of health, you can check your healthcare provider.

In addition, the clinical information in medical records should never be of surprise to patients but unfortunately this happens at times. Cases have come up in which patients have been blindsided. One example is of a person who was complaining of chest pain and came to the hospital for a heart attack work-up. The patient was told by a doctor he didn’t have a heart attack, however, in the medical documentation it listed subendocardial infarction as a patient problem, which is medical lingo for heart attack.

Be aware that in some cases, it’s not always done in malice. As many doctors are overworked, overwhelmed with many patients, and underpaid for all their responsibilities, they tend to focus on the top problem that brought you in. Sometimes, something else that may be of a brewing or future concern but isn’t currently causing you issues can be overlooked. So, Ask! Ask! Ask! The doctor and healthcare team work for you. You have every right to know about potential issues and to fully understand what’s being documented in your medical record.

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Transgender brains are more like their desired gender from an early age

Brain activity and structure in transgender adolescents more closely resembles the typical activation patterns of their desired gender, according to new research. The findings suggest that differences in brain function may occur early in development and that brain imaging may be a useful tool for earlier identification of transgenderism in young people.
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The Week in Movie News: Jake Gyllenhaal Is a Spider-Man Villain, the Boba Fett Movie Is Back On and More

The Week in Movie News: Jake Gyllenhaal Is a Spider-Man Villain, the Boba Fett Movie Is Back On and More

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Jake Gyllenhaal joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal, who once was considered to play Spider-Man, has been cast as the villain Mysterio in the Spider-Man: Homecoming follow-up. Read more here.

 

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Students taught by highly qualified teachers more likely to obtain bachelor’s degree

A researcher has found that high school students taught by a string of teachers who majored or minored in a specific teaching subject, instead of a general teaching degree, are more likely to become college graduates.
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Eiza Gonzalez and More Joining Vin Diesel in Comic Book Movie 'Bloodshot'; Here's Everything We Know

Update: With the start of production set for July, the casting process for the comic book movie Bloodshot is drawing some new faces. Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver, above), Michael Sheen (Passengers) and Sam Heughan (TV's Outlander) are all in talks to join the cast, according to Variety. Here's all we know, drawn from our previous posts on the film. 

Who will star? 

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Cuban Doll ft. Lil Yachty & Lil Baby “Bankrupt,” DJ Mustard & Nick Jonas “Anywhere” & More | Daily Visuals 5.23.18

A few weeks ago Cuban Doll was the victim of domestic violence but luckily she’s strong enough to stay on her grizzly and today she continues to chug along on her road to riches

Linking up with Lil Yachty and Lil Baby, Cuban Doll turns a supermarket into her own personal playground in her visuals to “Bankrupt.” You kinda have to wonder if she did some grocery shopping after production on this video wrapped. We mean, might as well, right?

DJ Mustard meanwhile leaves the city life behind for a minute to link up with Nick Jonas and get turnt up in front of a 1000 inch flat screen in the middle of nowhere for the clip to “Anywhere.” Where’d they find a receptacle for that TV out in the woods?

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CUBAN DOLL FT. LIL YACHTY & LIL BABY – “BANKRUPT”

DJ MUSTARD & NICK JONAS – “ANYWHERE”

BIG SCOOP FT. TECH N9NE – “ON ME”

SKOOLY – “BACCSTREET BOY”

BLUEPRINT – “DON’T LOOK BACK”

A$ TON MATTHEWS – “GETTIN’ TO IT”

LOU PHELPS – “WANT TO (FOR THE YOUTH)”

YNB ALMIGHTY JAY – “TONE DRIP”

LIL REEK FT. ZACK SLIME – “WE RIDE”

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Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals She And Fiance Brad Falchuk Are Yet To Move In Together And More!

The actress got candid about her romance with Brad Falchuk. Gwyneth Paltrow stopped by Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show today, and she opened up about her upcoming marriage with the TV producer. She also explained the reason why she took the decision to give marriage a second chance.

As you may already know, she and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin divorced back in 2014.

About the concept of marriage following the split, Gwyneth said: ‘I think that I’d like to give it a proper shot … for myself. I think there is something really beautiful about marriage.’

‘I think Brad’s someone who’s really intelligent, he is very emotionally intelligent. I think he is a good person to try this with. He is very self-aware. He has got a lot of emotional maturity.’

In addition, the actress also shared that she and her fiance are yet to move in together and that she is not really thinking of signing a prenup.

She mentioned Falchuk’s super successful shows, such as 9-1-1 and American Horror Story, saying she is not really so sure she is earning more than him.

When Stern asked about the way the couple manages their joint expenses, she replied: ‘Well, I think we are just going to try to do it in our own way.’

One thing is certain, however – they both agree that they do not want kids together!

Gwyneth is a mother of two – 12 year old son Moses and 14 year old daughter Apple while Falchuk has two kids as well – son Brody and daughter Isabella.

‘Neither of us want more kids. We are on the same team.’

‘It’s always tricky with kids and trying to gently blend families, and it’s hard,’ but Falchuk is apparently great with her children.

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Dennis Basso, the King of Fur, and Now a Little Bit More

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Backstage before his New York Fashion Week show at St. Bart’s Church on Park Avenue, Dennis Basso, the king of fur for many a Trump (he’s a family friend) and rich New York City lady, revealed he was celebrating 35 years in the fashion business.

“It went by in a snap,” Basso said in his gravely timbre. And to mark the milestone, it was time for a change. This collection included sportswear, he said, not just fur. Watch out for evening dresses and leather, he said. Even denim. “I love fashion,” he said of having no plans to retire. “It doesn’t feel like work.”

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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Actress and singer Audra McDonald stopped by The Talk to discuss what she loves about CBS All Access Original Series The Good Fight, as well as her admiration for co-star Christine Baranski, who plays Diane Lockhart on the show. Watch all-new episodes of The Talk Weekdays on CBS and CBS All Access.
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10 Best Bets for $75 or Less – Lightweight Layers, Polarized Sunglasses, & More

Seventy Five bucks. That’s a lot of money. It’ll get you a couple pairs of Levi’s, a decent casual dinner out, or a couple months at your local gym. Ten picks follow, all for $ 75 or under, with some of them much, much less. Expect these round-ups on a monthly basis. Got a tip on something for under $ 75? Send those in to joe@dappered.com.

 

Bertucci DX3 Performance Field Watch – $ 49.99 FINAL

A lightweight, dependable, comfortable, beater field watch for your summertime adventures. 40mm case diameter and a 22mm band. Stainless steel caseback, but the rest of the case is a resin. Thus, the light in weight feel. 50m water resistance, so, probably don’t want to swim with it. Finanl sale. Sold via Massdrop. Estimated ship date is early June.

 

Saks Italian Made Merino Blend Socks – $ 6.49 – $ 12.99

We’re big fans of Nordstrom’s merino-blend socks on this site. But having another alternative is hardly a bad thing. Got an email (and pics above) from reader Ariel A., who loves the in-house, Saks 5th Ave. made in Italy merino blend socks. Big thanks to him for the tip. Here’s what he had to say: These socks from Saks off 5th are 65% merino wool, 32% Nylon, 3% spandex, and made in Italy to boot (no pun intended)! They run $ 14.99 (CAD) generally, but in store they had a buy two, get two free deal that placed them squarely at $ 7.50. I’m not sure yet how these compare to the legendary Nordstrom socks in terms of longevity, but the price and specs are right, and the comfort is there. Only solid colors are available online, but in store there are a number of patterns as well, such as the “Denim” patterned socks shown in the photos. NOTE: There were 2 sizes available in store, 1 size fits all and 10-13. I found the 10-13 fit my 9.5 foot better and snugger than the 1 size fits all, so people with smaller feet should keep this in mind.

 

Goodfellow & Co. Track Jacket – $ 20.99 ($ 29.99)

Track jackets can get spendy. Yet, if you workout, you know how convenient they can be. They’re the perfect layer pre-working out. Great for carrying your keys and wallet, and they can go in the same laundry load as your other workout gear (here’s a tip: use a little white vinegar to keep the stink at bay.) Two color options here from Target’s in house Goodfellow & Co. Brand. One reviewer said the zipper broke on his pretty quick, but, maybe he got a dud.

 

Deschutes “Twilight” Summer Ale (price varies) 

There are a ton of barely-beer, terribly sweet, summer seasonals out there. This is not one from that pile of awful. Instead, it’s refreshing, citrusy with none of that artificial nonsense, and at 5% abv and 162 calories / 12 oz, you can have more than one without having it go to your head (or your gut.) Reminds me a little bit of Haacker Pschorr without the stank.  I hate summer, but I always look forward to Twilight hitting the shelves.

 

Prive Revaux Polarized Sunglasses – $ 29.95

A new brand with some celebrity endorsers, these sunglasses are cheap, but not gas station garbage. Shown above is “The Commando,” their basic aviator. They’re lightweight. Don’t get me wrong, “substantial” is not a word I’d use to describe them. But they don’t feel rickety either. There are a tno of different styles to pick from, but, read those reviews. Seems like some of the designs with plastic ear pieces have structural flaws?

 

Oasis “Be Here” Now Deluxe Remastered – $ 11.99

The period of time that ran from post cold-war to pre 9/11 had this weird, numbed but manic feel. Everything was great yet nothing really meant anything. There was ease/relief (yay we won’t die in a nuclear war!) but also, if this was as good as it was gonna get, then what the hell was the point of it all anyway? Oasis balanced those two sides. They were the biggest band in the world, but boy did they not give a flying feck at the same time. This was the album just after “What’s The Story Morning Glory?”and Noel has said, time and again, that he hates it. I’d argue it’s a terrific summertime, windows down, stereo blaring in the car on a road trip album. There’s fast, there’s slow, and you can try to read into the lyrics as much as you’d like. But good luck. They seemed to be doing a lot of coke at the time.

 

JCF Slim-fit harbor cotton stripe sweater – $ 20.99 w/ SUNNY

A perfect summer layer, on clearance, and now an extra 40% off thanks to that SUNNY code. Cotton/nylon/merino wool blend is a bonus.

 

Banana Republic Core Temp Chinos – $ 58.80 when 40% off ($ 98)

Banana Republic’s latest shot at making an incredibly comfortable, incredibly flexible pair of pants just might be another home run. They feel like the direct mid-point between a pair of all cotton chinos, and an all poly tech pant. Fabric make up is 55% cotton, 39% polyester, and 6% spandex. LOTS of stretch, they’re wrinkle resistant, and they’re also quick drying. Full review coming, but if  you’re in the market for some new pants, and want something breathable and stretchy, keep an eye out for these to go on sale. Currently excluded, but with the long weekend retail blitz coming up, you gotta think they’ll get some kind of discount? Currently only available in the Aiden Slim option.

 

Bender Bound  Edgar Allen Poe Book/Hidden Flask – $ 29.95

Somewhere to keep your most favorite, top-shelf stuff, when that “friend” or relative comes over who has no shame and always reaches for the best you’ve got in the liquor cabinet. Never more! Big thanks to Brandon D. for the tip.

 

Gustin Made in the USA Ringer T-shirt 4 Pack – $ 60

How do you not love these things? Made in the USA of a tri-blend fabric that’s super soft. Retro without looking goofy. Hits the right balance between a close and easy-to-wear. Pre order, since it’s Gustin. They won’t ship until late July/early August. but you should get plenty of use out of them for years to come.

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I’ve always loved books, even if I wasn’t the strongest reader.

I’d thumb through the Scholastic Book Club flyers and circle my most desired choices: “Britney Spears: The Story of Britney Spears” and the latest Magic Treehouse book. I’d buy big reference books from Sam’s Club because they were pretty, and I liked the weight of the pages.

This obsession became more intense after I was fitted with my first pair of glasses — and learned to actually read. I started making pricy trips to Barnes and Noble. I stockpiled books and magazines. I made long reading lists — lists I’ve not been able to conquer to this day.

My obsession continued in life, as I majored in English and became a full-time writer.

But this isn’t the only way I could have made — and can still make — money from my love for books and words.

6 Ways to Make Money From Your Love of Books

If you’re drowning in books, that totally makes my heart happy. It can make your bank account pretty darn happy, too.

Here are six ways you can get paid to read books:

1. Give Your Books a New Life

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I have a closet full of stuff I just can’t part with. Luckily, this is my childhood room at my parents house and not in my 500-square-foot apartment. But I can tell you my mom would be very happy if I cleared these out.

Sites like Amazon and Letgo make selling your used books super simple.

Go ahead and let the internet know you’re a pack-rat book-lover and start watching those crusty pages regain life.

2. Hunt for Other People’s Used Books

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This sounds weird, right? But The Penny Hoarder’s founder and CEO Kyle Taylor wrote about making money as a “used book hunter.”

Basically, his first step was to clean out the books in his house, then get a feel for the books’ going rates. Try using a site like Biblio to figure out a book’s value.

Once you get the hang of it, hit up garage sales, used book stores, flea markets — you name it. Find books on the cheap. Use your phone to look up what these books go for online. If the resale value is good, buy it.

Finding these gems is a thrill.

3. Become a Virtual English Teacher

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If a classroom full of squealing kids isn’t your scene… we get it. You can still work as a teacher. Better yet: You work as a teacher, set your own hours and work from home.

Angela Brumbaugh is a QKids teacher. She teaches 36 half-hour sessions a week and makes up to $ 20 an hour.

“The students are hard-working, curious and light up the classroom with their smiles,” she says. “Class time actually goes by fast, and the only con I can see is sometimes I wish I had more time to spend with them!”

QKids is an online-learning platform that’s been around since 2015. It’s focused on teaching English as a second language to students between ages 5 and 12. Right now, it’s hiring.

Here are the basic qualifications:

  • You must be a native English speaker based in the U.S. or Canada.
  • You should have a bachelor’s degree or be currently enrolled in a university program.
  • You need to be available to teach a minimum of six hours a week. That’s 12 half-hour classes.
  • You must consider yourself digitally literate, have an outgoing personality and show passion in the classroom.
  • Prior teaching experience is preferred, but not required.

4. Publish Your Own Book

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I’m not brave enough to do this yet, but it’s certainly on my bucket list: Write a book.

However, one of our contributors, Steve Gillman, took the leap. He wrote a book about ultralight backpacking. It only took him a few days (holy cow), and he had it published on Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing platform.

Over time, Gillman’s banked up to $ 350 a month from the ebook in a very passive manner with no promotion. He outlined how to get started self-publishing on Kindle.

5. Get Paid to Catch Mistakes

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Meet Caitlin Pyle, the “proofreading powerhouse” behind Proofread Anywhere, a blog she started in 2014. Pyle’s been proofreading transcripts for years, and she wanted other people to get in on the action.

She offers a free introductory workshop to help you get started. She estimates you can make about 35 cents per proofread page. If you can get through about 50 pages an hour, you can bank $ 17.50 an hour.

6. Share Your Opinions on the Books You’ve Read

Have you ever tried online book reviewing? Basically, you read a book, then you’ll get paid to write a review.

We rounded up some websites and publishers that’ll pay you to read and review books.

Bonus: Reading list dried up? Dive into our favorite books about investing.

Carson Kohler (carson@thepennyhoarder.com) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She was never a strong reader… until she was fitted with her first pair of glasses in second grade.

This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

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The Week in Movie News: ‘Lando: A Star Wars Story’ Is a Possibility, ‘Deadpool 2’ Is Reviewed and More

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Gymnast Who Was Abused by Larry Nassar Says MSU Must Do More Than Pay $500 Million. It Must Change

Michigan State University announced a $ 500 million settlement with the victims of gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar this week. For Lindsey Lemke, an MSU student who was abused by Nassar, that’s not enough.

“That is a good start,” she says. “[MSU] thinks that’s enough. And it’s not enough. No amount of money can ever change what we had to go through.”

The settlement will go to more than 300 victims. It allows for $ 425 million to be paid to current claimants, and $ 75 million to future claimants who may come forward.

In January 2018, more than 100 gymnasts and athletes that Nassar had sexually abused, including members of the 2012 gold-medal winning U.S. national team, provided victim impact statements over several days at Nassar’s sentencing hearing. Lemke was one of them. And while she sees the settlement as a first step, she says MSU still needs to go further to redress wrongs when it comes to sexual abuse.

“Part of the issue I’m still struggling with is that they keep saying that they are working on changing the culture, and enforcing different policies but we really don’t know yet what those are. Especially for students at MSU — if someone said to me, ‘Where do I go to report sexual abuse, or who do I talk to,’ I still wouldn’t know what to tell you,” she says. “I would like to see the accountability go even farther.”

As part of the settlement, the 322 plaintiffs agreed to drop law suits against MSU and against former and current employees at the university, including board members, says Jamie White, an attorney for one of the plaintiff groups. He said in such settlements, a third party arbitrator typically uses a set of criteria, including the merits of each individual’s legal claim, the amount of damages, including financial losses, suffered, and makes allocation recommendations for each plaintiff.

While MSU may hope that the settlement closes the door on the Nassar scandal, Lemke says the survivors of his sexual abuse will continue fighting. There are more than 30 bills in front of the Michigan state legislature that propose extending the statute of limitations for reporting sexual abuse, as well as removing government immunity protections for states if state employees engage in sexual abuse. Nassar is currently serving an up to 175 year prison sentence.

One provision of the settlement requires anyone who receives a payout from MSU to stop advocating for two of the bills before the legislature, attorney Vince Finaldi, who represents about 175 victims, told the Detroit News.

The news of the settlement was followed by even more turmoil at USA Gymnastics, the beleaguered national governing body for gymnastics.

On Friday, USA Gymnastics (USAG) announced that Rhonda Faehn, head of the women’s program, “is no longer with USA Gymnastics.” The organization only added that “This is a personnel matter that we will not discuss in detail.”

Faehn is reportedly among the first people at USAG to be informed that Nassar, was sexually abusing gymnasts. Olympian Aly Raisman and national team member Maggie Nichols were overheard at a training camp in the summer of 2015 discussing Nassar’s unusually intrusive pelvic procedures, which he claimed was part of his treatment of the gymnasts. The coach who overheard them reported the discussion to Faehn, who reported it to then USAG president Steve Penny.

Penny did not report Nassar to the police, but instead hired an investigator who questioned Raisman, Nichols and Olympian McKayla Maroney. It was not until six weeks after the coach’s initial complaint that Penny reported Nassar to the FBI.

Kerry Perry, who succeeded Penny as USAG president when he stepped down in March 2017, has been called to testify before Congress next week to explain USAG’s handling of sexual abuse complaints, including many involving Nassar, which gymnasts said they reported before 2015.

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ATLANTA (AP) — A security guard said he felt threatened during an argument with the rapper T.I. that led to the Grammy-winning hip-hop artist’s arrest outside his gated community near Atlanta.

In a 10-minute phone call, the guard at Eagles Landing Country Club told a 911 dispatcher early Wednesday that a resident kept asking for his name and knocking on the guard shack door. The security guard acknowledged during the call he did not recognize the resident, who was identified as Clifford Harris, better known as T.I.

T.I. had lost his key and the guard wouldn’t let him into the neighborhood, said Henry County Deputy Police Chief Mike Ireland. The rapper was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and simple assault and then released on bail.

The rapper’s attorney, Steve Sadow, issued a statement that his client had been “wrongfully arrested.” Sadow said the guard was asleep when T.I. arrived and it took “some time to wake up the sleeping guard.”

Sadow said T.I. identified himself and sought entry, but the guard refused. The rapper contacted his wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, who confirmed that her husband should be allowed inside the community, according to his lawyer.

“The guard continued to refuse entry without justification,” Sadow said in a statement, referring to T.I. as Tip. “Words were exchanged and apparently the guard and/or a supervisor called the police. When the police arrived, they were not interested in hearing Tip’s side of the story and wrongfully chose to end the situation by arresting Tip.”

The dispatcher heard T.I. yelling through the phone at guard Euwan James, a police report says. The guard claims he eventually let T.I. inside the neighborhood.

James said T.I. drove home, then returned and said “Come outside so we can deal with this man to man.” The security guard said he didn’t know the intentions of the rapper, who he claims urged him to come out in the street.

T.I. used a loud voice with an officer before being arrested along with a friend, Marquinarius Holmes, who was cited for not having insurance on his vehicle, the police report stated. It said an officer smelled an “overwhelming” amount of alcohol on T.I.’s breath.

The report said T.I.’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy, and that he appeared aggravated when the officer spoke to him. The officer retrieved surveillance footage showing the rapper telling the security guard, Euwan James, that “there was no way around him.”

T.I. is also shown yelling and saying James reports to him because he owns property in the neighborhood, according to the police report.

T.I. is one of the biggest names in hip-hop, with multiple platinum-selling albums and singles, production credits and roles in films like “ATL” and “American Gangster.”

He served about seven months in prison in 2009 after his arrest on federal gun charges.

He also spent about 10 months in federal prison on a probation violation in 2010 after he was arrested on drug charges in Los Angeles. The drug arrest violated his probation — he had been ordered not to commit a crime and not to illegally possess any controlled substances — and led to an 11-month prison sentence at an Arkansas prison.

Other than his arrest Wednesday, the rapper has stayed out of trouble in recent years. He’s been active in community outreach, focusing on youth programs for boys and girls. He also has served as one of 38 advisers for new Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ first 100 days in office.

In April, T.I. was among thousands who marched in a rally marking the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. The rapper also has taken part in a march in Atlanta against police-involved shooting deaths of African-Americans and in a protest against President Donald Trump in New York.

T.I. has expressed frustration over Trump’s posts on Twitter, but said he intends to focus on doing things that “affect our communities in a positive light.”

A year ago, the rapper said he only planned to release about two or three more albums, telling The Associated Press in an interview that it was “definitely time to transition.”

T.I.’s hits include “What You Know,” ”Whatever You Like” and “Live Your Life.” In 2016, he released the politically charged projects “Us or Else” and “Us or Else: Letter to the System.” They served as inspiration for his short film, “Us or Else,” which subsequently debuted on BET.

T.I., his wife and their children starred in the VH1 reality show “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle,” which debuted in 2011. The show’s final episode aired last year.

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How we faced much more than the dark in ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’

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This post is part of Mashable’s You’re Old Week. Break through the haze of nostalgia with us and see what holds up, what disappoints, and what got better with time.

It was the show whose very name was a dare — a trial of courage, testing your mettle to stay up past bedtime, hang with the older kids, and listen to terrifying tales without squealing. Were we afraid of the dark? You bet your ass we were.

But that never stopped us from watching.

In retrospect, Are You Afraid of the Dark? was Twilight Zone for millennial kids: an anthology series that, through a twist ending, made you question the very fabric of your reality in awed horror. And that’s exactly why the collection of ghost stories has had such a lasting impact. It explored the fears of a young psyche like no other show. Read more…

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Dave East “Prosper,” Tyga ft. Offset “Taste” & More | Daily Visuals 5.16.18

Source: NEW YORK, NY – JULY 19: Rapper Dave East performs onstage during Pandora Sounds Like You NYC featuring Nas, Young M.A, Dave East and Biz Markie DJ Set at Brooklyn Steel on July 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Pandora)

Dave East’s had a hard road on the riches to diamond rings but like Biggie said, real heads do real things and East is one of the realest in the game today.

In his clip to “Prosper” the Harlem rapper takes it back to his projects before rolling in a big boy toy to his mansion with his daughter in tow and a jacket with his baby girl’s likeness printed on it. Now that’s a proud papa.

Tyga meanwhile must be kicking himself over not being Kylie Jenner’s baby daddy and getting that bag but he’s seems content living the bachelor life while he throws a pool part in the Offset assisted clip to “Taste.”

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DAVE EAST – “PROSPER”

TYGA FT. OFFSET – “TASTE”

BJ THE CHICAGO KID & RO JAMES – “COME AND TALK REMIX”

KASTRO FT. BIG OOH! & JADAKISS – “REGULAR SH*T”

FLIPP DINERO – “LEAVE ME ALONE”

RJ FT. MIKE WAYNE – “MEEK FREE”

JUICE WRLD – “LUCID DREAMS”

SHANIQ BIZZARA – “D SUMTIN”

TAYLOR J – “BLESSED”

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Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtKimmy Schmidt is more of a Pooh than an Eeyore. She’s a big ole Pooh in the and tackling Rebecca Black’s now-classic song “Friday” in the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season four…

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New residential construction in the U.S. pulled back by much more than anticipated in the month of April, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday.
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Emily Ratajkowski’s Wardrobe Is So Much More Than Just Bikinis

If you’re an avid follower of Emily Ratajkowski’s Instagram account, then you’ll know her style often consists of stellar bikini and one-piece looks (hey, if you’ve got it). But outside of holidaying, EmRata has some incredible outfits that are always bang on trend. Whether that’s trying a yellow dress, a gingham skirt or an off-the-shoulder top, she’s always dedicated to showcasing the coolest and most wearable pieces around right now.

The key component for making everything look great is that nothing she wears is ever overly fussy—whether that’s her clothes, her hair or her makeup. As a result, we’ve admired many an outfit of hers, whether that’s on the red carpet or just out and about in L.A. Adding to this is Ratajkowski’s sartorial trump card, which is that she knows what suits her figure and isn’t afraid to use that power to her fashion advantage. Keep scrolling, and click through our gallery to uncover the secrets of Emily Ratajkowski’s style.

Style Notes: Try switching up your go-to black leggings for a pair of biker shorts—ab-baring cropped sweatshirt optional.  On Emily Ratajkowski: Kith shorts
Style Notes: Combining a studded suede jacket with a maroon pair of trousers, she tops it off with the embroidered mules that we’ve seen all over Instagram. On Emily Ratajkowski: Alberta Ferretti mules.
Style Notes: One of the easiest and most flattering pieces for everyone to wear? The black roll-neck. Even better is when you tuck it into a pair of high-waisted jeans.
Style Notes: Of all the biggest trends we’ve seen Ratajkowski wear, the geek-chic glasses look is one she’s particularly fond of. On Emily Ratajkowski: Jason Wu.
Style Notes: A two-piece? Check. In millennial pink? Check. Plus a pair of barely there sandals? Check, check, check. On Emily Ratajkowski: Altuzarra suit.
Style Notes: While this trend has been going on for some time now (it was massive in 2016, as well as this year), Ratajkowski knows how to coordinate this accessory with the rest of her outfit. By keeping it in black, she matches her top and boots. Add a touch of colour with your bag.
Style Notes: Ah, the gingham trend. What were our summer wardrobes before this came into our lives? Here, during New York Fashion Week in February, Ratajkowski was ahead of the curve by wearing a checked skirt. On Emily Ratajkowski: Michael Kors skirt.
Style Notes: If there’s one thing we’ve learnt about fashion over the past year or so, it’s that the striped shirt is a good look, whatever form it comes in. Whether that’s a classic button-down or a deconstructed version, such as this one on Ratajkowski, it will make any outfit super chic. On Emily Ratajkowski: Monse Off-the-Shoulder Wrap-Effect Striped Silk-Twill Top (£528) and trousers.
Style Notes: Despite the plethora of street style shots of stylish women in robes over jeans, we’re still massively enjoying this trend. Do what Ratajkowski does, and make a statement by wearing a graphic tee underneath. On Emily Ratajkowski: Jonathan Simkhai Feminist AF T-Shirt (£73).
Style Notes: Underwear can definitely be outerwear in Ratajkowski’s world. This ensemble is a chic bodysuit under a skirt, paired with hold-ups and open-toed sandals. It shouldn’t work, but the strict use of thick black fabric means it does. On Emily Ratajkowski: DKNY.
Style Notes: For anyone who’s a fan of La La Land, then you’ll know why the yellow dress became such a big trend. Here, at the Valentino show, EmRata proves just how romantic a hue it can be. On Emily Ratajkowski: Valentino dress.
Style Notes: Matching co-ords are a great alternative to dresses, but the khaki colour and culottes make this much cooler than your average, meaning she can ditch accessories altogether. On Emily Ratajkowski: Solace London.
Style Notes: Yes, she loves an itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny bikini, but sometimes more coverage does equal more fashion brownie points (especially in red).
Style Notes: We fell out of love with the printed dress for a while, such was our dedication to the minimal look, but thanks to brands such as Rixo, we’re firmly for over-the-top bold frocks.
Style Notes: The naked dress trend isn’t going away anytime soon, and this was a great way to do the look without being too naked.
Style Notes: If you want to dress down a cute playsuit or short dress, opt for a pair of flat black boots and a Western-inspired belt. Just don’t forget the Gucci bag. On Emily Ratajkowski: Gucci bag.
Style Notes: Whether high heels or flats, having a ribbon detail on your shoes makes your whole look seem so much fresher.  On Emily Ratajkowski: Brock Collection dress; Altuzarra shoes.
Style Notes: As we’ve said before, this is the style tip bloggers have been stealing from David Beckham. While we can imagine why you might be hesitant about trying it, the baker boy hat is actually pretty cool. If you love Ratajkowski’s look, shop the 13 best new-in pieces.

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Exclusive: Laila Ali Talks “Home Made Simple”, The Ali Legacy, And More

Former professional boxer, Laila Ali has always had the gift of giving within her.

Even as a little girl, growing up alongside her father, legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, she has witnessed charitable deeds day-in and day-out that have instilled a bigger sense of purpose and passion in her now as an adult.

Everything from seeing her father handing out $ 100 bills to homeless people while riding around parts of L.A. in his Rolls-Royce convertible to developing a dedication for the culinary arts, Laila has continuously found ways to improve the lives of others around her. And even with what some may consider as a burden—having an icon as a parent—she has still followed her passion toward many different paths in life…

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Bella Hadid is learning to smile more

OHMYGOSSIP — Bella Hadid “finally” feels “centred”, and it’s making her “smile more”.
The 21-year-old model has become known for her serious gaze in photos, but she has now revealed she’s breaking the habit and plastering a smile on her face because she’s in a much happier place in her life since battling Lyme disease, which sapped her energy.
She said: “I was always really self-conscious of myself and I didn’t like my smile. I thought I had a crooked smile my whole life. When I started modelling, it was such an intense force that I guess I just didn’t smile and I didn’t want to, and then it became a thing that I didn’t smile. I just wasn’t really feeling well and I didn’t like my smile. I got really sick for a few years, so I kind of lost myself in that.
“Now, I smile so much more, because I’m so much more in my power and finally centred. I’m such a people person, and I kind of lost that when I wasn’t feeling well, so now that I’m back working all the time, getting to do press like this is really fun. I love interacting with people. I’m figuring myself out along the way.”
Looking back on her early modelling days, Bella wishes she had been herself from the start, and not tried to hide her smile.
She added: “I wish somebody had told me to really be myself when I was younger. When I started working three years ago, I think I tried to mould myself.”
Bella admits she’s still left feeling exhausted due to her hectic schedule and her ongoing battle with Lyme disease – which an infectious disease spread by ticks – but she is learning how to power through.
Speaking to InStyle, she said: “If you’re tired, you’re tired, and you have to get over it. I love my job, and at the end of the day, my bed feels very sweet at night.”

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The Week in Movie News: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Update, ‘Captain Marvel’ and More

The Week in Movie News: Bill & Ted's Excellent Update, 'Captain Marvel' and More

Need a quick recap on the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:

 

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Bill & Ted Face the Music is finally happening: After many years of rumors and developments without guarantee, the third Bill & Ted movie is officially happening with Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter returning to their iconic roles. Read more here and find good news on other long-uncertain projects Rambo V, Sherlock Holmes 3 and Bad Boys for Life respectively here, here and…

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Once Upon a Time Bosses Preview the Epic Series Finale: “We’re All Gonna Sing the Songs One More Time”

Once Upon a Time, Robert CarlyleThe beginning of the end is upon us, Once Upon a Time fans.
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Commerce Secretary Ross: We’re trying to get China to buy more US goods, ‘gaps’ remain in talks

Trade negotiations are focused on getting China to buy more U.S. goods rather than getting it to ship less, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said.
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Tech leaders push for more White House focus on AI

President Donald Trump hasn’t said much, if anything, about artificial intelligence, but his administration is warming up to the idea of investing more in the technology and finding ways to build new skills for the U.S. workers it replaces.
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Juicy J “Choke Hold,” George Clinton ft. Scarface & Mudbone “I’m Gon Make U Sick O’Me” & More | Daily Visuals 5.9.18

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic Performing at Manchester O2 Ritz

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Even though we live in the “High Definition” age of music videos, you have to appreciate the old grainy VHS visuals from yesteryear.

Juicy J certainly remembers those days and for his clip to “Choke Hold” incorporates that old school VHS tape format that perfectly captures his gritty feeling he’s spilling on the track.

Speaking of old school, Funkadelic Godfather OG George Clinton reconnects with his Parliament brethren and links up with Hip-Hop OG Scarface and Mudbone for their own retro-inspired visuals to “I’m Gon Make U Sick O’Me.”

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from PnB Rock, Lucki, and more.

JUICY J – “CHOKE HOLD”

GEORGE CLINTON FT. SCARFACE & MUDBONE – “I’M GON MAKE U SICK O’ME”

PNB ROCK – “SCRUB”

LUCKI – “SWITCHLANES”

LIL BABY – “SOUTHSIDE”

TAFIA – “DBF”

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The Note: The GOP fight over who loves Trump more

The TAKE with Rick Klein

If there are storms a-coming, as Stormy Daniels herself warned President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” it’s still sunny out there for the president inside his own party.

As primary season starts in earnest with four states voting tomorrow, there are few policy fault lines inside Republican primaries, but plenty of novel ways to argue over the true “MAGA” mantle.

In West Virginia’s Senate race, former coal baron Don Blankenship was pointedly anti-endorsed by Donald Trump Jr., yet responded by informing him that “your dad will have no better supporter” in Washington. His two major rivals would beg to differ.

In Indiana, one of the three major candidates, Rep. Todd Rokita, has campaigned with a cardboard cutout of Trump and was forced to take down yard signs that falsely suggested he was endorsed by the president. The other two candidates are aboard the Trump train, too.

Even in Ohio, where Gov. John Kasich’s lieutenant governor, Mary Taylor,…
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Endometriosis: More than Painful Periods

When Donna Laux told her gynecologist – who was head of the department at a prestigious hospital – that she thought she had endometriosis, he disagreed because she was in her early 20s. He called it a disease of a 40+ year-old woman. Laux was finally diagnosed through laparoscopic surgery …

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Whoops! Jared Kushner made even more mistakes in his federal filings

Jared Kushner keeps filing the wrong information about two of his loans borrowed from Bank of Internet, which is under federal investigation. The disclosure form has been updated at least 40 times in regards to his properties in Brooklyn, ProPublica reports.
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Mothers of children born with NAS are more likely to experience mental health problems

Women with a history of substance use disorders (SUD) have a high incidence of coexisting psychiatric and mood disorders as well as difficulty managing adversity. These characteristics may affect the ability of a pregnant woman with a history of SUD to cope with an infant with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), particularly one with a protracted neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) course, exacerbating symptoms of mental health disorders.
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