Early tests show Verizon’s new 5G network is insanely fast

Verizon 5G Speed Test

Remember how painstakingly slow the arrival of 4G LTE support felt a few years ago? Well, get ready to experience the same feeling as you wait for your carrier to roll out 5G in your area. Just like a few years ago, carriers around the world will gradually expand their new networks, starting with the busiest areas. If you’re not in one of the major cities or locations that are going to be part of the first wave of the 5G rollout, you’re surely going to envy the lucky few who get to use it. Take Verizon’s first 5G markets, including Chicago and Minneapolis, where you can already take advantage of the next-gen network. And early speed tests will tell you that you indeed have every reason to be jealous.

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Anya Taylor-Joy on learning to be herself and why she had to grow up fast

From horror’s It girl to her latest role as ambassador for Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb Midnight, Anya Taylor-Joy is fast becoming one of Britain’s brightest stars. She talks to Martha Hayes about impending fame, finding her voice, and why she’s a bit ‘extra’ and totally OK with that

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In a secluded corner of an art-deco hotel bar in London, Anya Taylor-Joy collapses into a regal-looking armchair and reaches for the wine list. ‘I’m so Argentine,’ she laughs, ‘red wine runs through my veins.’ Not that she needs an excuse. It’s Friday night, and she’s just got back from shooting her first fashion campaign – for Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb Midnight fragrance – in New York. If Anya Taylor-Joy (who is of Argentine, Spanish, Scottish and British descent) wasn’t already about to go stratospheric with her acting career, then her latest role as a beauty ambassador for Viktor & Rolf’s new perfume will surely seal the deal. ‘It’s going to be weird,’ she nods, taking a sip of Merlot and removing her leather jacket to reveal a long T-shirt and skinny trousers that look like tights – ‘I’m very into Edie Sedgwick at the moment’. ‘I’m going to get bombarded by family members taking awkward selfies in front of billboards and I’ll be like, “Oh my God”.’

Since the 22-year-old burst on to the big screen as the lead in cult indie horror film The Witch in 2015, Anya Taylor-Joy has quietly carved out a kooky niche as a scream queen in psychological thrillers like M Night Shyamalan’s Split (2016) and Glass (2019), and the sci-fi horror Morgan (2016). She rose to wider prominence in BBC One’s memorable adaptation of Jessie Burton’s debut novel The Miniaturist in 2017. This year, the actress is stepping things up a gear with roles in the much-anticipated Marvel movie The New Mutants, big-budget CGI animation Playmobil: The Movie (with Daniel Radcliffe), and Marie Curie biopic Radioactive (alongside Rosamund Pike). There’s also, most significantly, a lead role in Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance, coming soon to Netflix, and starring everyone from Helena Bonham Carter to Alicia Vikander.

Anya Taylor-Joy

You’ve filmed projects back to back since you started out. That’s prolific for someone between the ages of 18 and 22. I got a degree in those years, but I can barely remember anything else.

‘I can remember everything; I don’t know which is worse! I have [the ages of] 18 to 22 recorded on film. At the beginning, it was a bit of a baptism of fire. I’m certainly my own worst enemy. If I was in a boxing match with myself, I’d be formidable. I’d rather have The Rock in there than me. I am not someone who is particularly good at being famous.’

Why do you think you’re not cut out for it?

‘I’m quite “extra” as a person. I spent so much of my childhood trying to be normal and dampen down all [my] craziness. Then, last year, I just thought, “I’m done.” I’m gonna be myself and do weird things with my hands and sing at inappropriate moments. The other day my sister said, “You do realise that since you’ve stopped trying to be normal, you’ve actually become normal, because you’re not behaving in the way you think you should behave.”’

It takes some people decades to get to that point…

‘I grew up really fast because I had to. You couldn’t pay me to go back to being 16.’

What happened at that age?

‘I moved out [of my parent’s house in London] and started living alone. There’s definitely a story to be told there, but I want to make sure that when I do tell it I’ve got all my ducks in a row, so it can make an impact for the greater good. I was in a really difficult place, and I’m not kidding when I say [acting] saved my life.’

You come from a large family – the youngest of six children – how supportive were they?

‘There’s a large age gap between myself and my siblings, so I grew up like, “I’m going to this party, people will be drinking and smoking, but I’m not going to do any of it and I’ll probably come back around this time.” They never got angry with me because I always told the truth. My parents and I have a unique relationship; they’ve always trusted my judgement.’

Long before you were an ambassador for Viktor & Rolf’s fragrance, you were scouted on the street at 16 by Sarah Doukas from Storm Models (who famously discovered Kate Moss). How did you move into acting?

‘From the second I walked into Storm, I thought, “I want to be an actor.” I didn’t think I could be a model. I grew up as a tomboy and never saw myself as pretty. 
I met [Downton Abbey star] Allen Leech on my third ever [modelling] job and he took my name and number. A couple of weeks later, I got a call from his (and my now) agent. Allen jokes that he should be getting commission from all my movies. I’m like, “Dude, you’re not wrong!”’

You’ve worked with some great people, from James McAvoy to Sarah Paulson. What’s the best advice you’ve been given along the way?

‘I’m lucky actors who are older than me seem to take me under their wing. Jennifer Jason Leigh [her co-star in Morgan] once said to me, “Even if you don’t understand a script or what’s going on, if you love the director, just jump, because they’re going to do something right.” Romola Garai [her co-star in The Miniaturist] gave me a book that killed me. Inside she wrote, “Make sure your voice is heard; take a seat at the table.”’

When you’ve had nice experiences, it must be disheartening to hear about those in the industry that aren’t so good.

‘It’s not all been smooth sailing, but the uncomfortable or painful experiences I’ve had have shaped me to be someone who is starting to understand their worth. You have to set your own boundaries, and I think we’re coming into a [time] where women feel more comfortable finding that voice. It’s fun to be difficult sometimes. And, by the way, being difficult does not mean being a dick, it means saying, “I’m sorry, I’m not comfortable with this, so I will not be doing it.”’

When was the last time you were difficult?

‘I don’t think I’m a difficult person. I’m very easy to work with and I work hard. I’m kind to people, but don’t bullshit me because I will call you out on it. I just read this incredible book called In Praise Of Difficult Women by Karen Karbo [about how] the term “difficult” has been used to brand women when really they just know what they want.’

Why do you think you attract such dark, edgy roles?

‘If you had told baby me that I would be known as a scream queen or as horror’s It girl, I would have laughed so hard. That is so not me; I’ve never even seen a horror movie. I’ve never actually looked at genres. I’m about to start shooting [the lead in a new adaptation of [Jane Austen’s] Emma by a director called Autumn de Wilde. She’s the coolest.’

Have you seen Gwyneth Paltrow’s Emma (1996)?

‘No. I want my own Emma. I’m quite excited to bring a more eccentric version to the screen. I’d like to create a very real person with very real insecurities. That’s not a comment on Gwyneth’s performance, because I haven’t seen the film. It says a lot about the character that Austen says [at the beginning of the book] that she’s written a character who nobody other than her will like. I love that.’

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Midnight EDP, £71 for 50ml, is available exclusively at Debenhams from 1 March and nationwide from 31 March 

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Intergalactic odd couple Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson return to 1995 in Captain Marvel. In this week’s issue, they talk to us about aliens, Marvel fame, and the purrrfect sidekick, a cat named Goose. 📷: Michael Muller/© Marvel Studios 2019

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Not So Fast! Russell Wilson Did NOT Buy Ciara Her Masters as a Christmas Gift

Ciara recently launched her own label imprint, Beauty Marks Entertainment, and at the time of her announcement a rumor began to circulate that husband Russell Wilson bought the master recordings from Ciara’s discography and gave them to her.

That report isn’t true.

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Over the weekend, a report from Media Take Out started gaining traction in which it was alleged that Wilson bought the masters from Jive and Epic. “Russell bought her the masters and gave them to her, in her name only,” a “music executive” and “insider” told the gossip site, adding that the gifting took place in 2017.

However, sources close to the couple told Complex that Russell Wilson did not purchase Ciara her masters as a Christmas gift.

We had a feeling the rumor was a bit far-fetched. If true, it would’ve been an amazing gesture!

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Seth Meyers spent most of his first “A Closer Look” segment of the week going through the latest revelations about Trump and Russia. But before he got there, he couldn’t help but spend just a few minutes on the fast food feast the president had with the Clemson University football champions at the White House Monday night.

While Trump’s government shutdown has driven federal workers to show up at food banks by the hundreds, “that’s not the food Trump was concerned with today,” the Late Night host explained.

Early in the day, Trump told reporters that he would be serving the team “McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger Kings with some pizza,” adding, “I would think that’s their favorite food.”

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New Study Finds Health Care Costs Are Rising Almost Twice as Fast as Wages

If you’ve noticed an increasingly bigger chunk is coming out of your paycheck for medical premiums and deductibles, you’re not alone, according to a newly released survey.

In 2018, the cost of premiums has outpaced raises and inflation, the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Employer Health Benefits Survey found.

The 20th annual survey looked at cost trends for the 152 million Americans who are covered by health insurance — almost half of the population.

Together, employers and employees now spend $ 19,616 annually on coverage per family, while single coverage costs $ 6,896, according to the foundation.

From 2006 to 2012, premiums rose 37%, while salaries increased only 18%.

Who’s Affected Most by Rising Health Care Costs?

“Rising health care costs absolutely remain a burden for employers, but they’re a bigger problem for workers as their cost sharing has been rising really much faster than their wages have been rising in recent years,” said Drew Altman, president and CEO of the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Average family premiums increased 5% in the past year, while singles paid 3% more. Meanwhile, wages outpaced inflation by just 0.1%, according to the report.

In general, employees at smaller companies shoulder a larger percentage of premiums and deductibles than their counterparts at bigger firms, Altman said. Average deductibles were $ 2,132 at small firms versus $ 1,355 at large employers (200 employees or more).

The cost paid for deductibles rose 212% over the past decade — eight times the growth of wages, he said.

On the upside for smaller firms, 27% of employees’ entire premium costs are employer-paid, versus 6% of employees at large companies, according to the report.

How Much Are We Paying for Health Care Each Year?

The average premium amount contributed by all workers is $ 1,186 for a single person and $ 5,547 for a family. Although that’s about the same as last year, the average amount for family coverage has increased 21% since 2013 and 65% since 2008, Kaiser found.

Most workers also are responsible for copayments when they go to a doctor’s appointment. The average is $ 25 for primary care and $ 40 for specialists, Kaiser calculated. Many workers also pay coinsurance of 18% of the covered amount of each visit, whether to a primary-care doctor or a specialist. (That was about the same as in 2017.)

Kaiser officials said employees should read their companies’ websites carefully to determine the most cost-effective option, although they acknowledge that the choices may not be plentiful.

“When you can, you should shop around,” Altman said.

Susan Jacobson is an editor for The Penny Hoarder. She also writes about health and wellness.

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Checked off ‘the talk’ with your teen? Not so fast: Once isn’t enough

New research shows that one vague conversation with your teen about sex is not enough. Researchers found that ongoing communication between parents and their adolescent children benefits the parent-child relationship and leads to safer sexual activity at age 21.
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