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11 of Our Favorite Money Apps — and Their Most Surprising Features


I do this thing where I find a restaurant I like and order the same exact thing over and over. And over.

“Want to try the special today?”

Not a chance, sir.

I’m a creature of habit, and sometimes it’s a good thing. I know I’ll like what I order. But I could also be missing out on something really great — like catch-of-the-day fish tacos.

This if-it-ain’t-broke-don’t-fix-it mentality seeps into other parts of my life, too — like managing money.

Sure, I use Trim to negotiate my internet bill, Stash to invest and WinWin to save, but they offer a number of other useful features I’m not tapping into.

In the spirit of branching out, here are some unexpected features of our favorite money apps.

1. Negotiate Your Internet Bill — Then Pay off Your Debt

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What we’ve been using it for: Trim is a virtual assistant that helps its users save more than $ 1 million each month.

How? The online tool negotiates your internet and cell phone bills. It works with all major providers, including Comcast, Time Warner and Charter. Upload a PDF of your most recent bill, and Trim gets to work on your behalf.

What we’ve been missing out on: Trim also helps you save money with its debt-payoff calculator.

Simply enter your remaining balances, interest rates and minimum payments — no need to remember passwords or connect each debt-carrying account to the tool. As you play with monthly payment numbers, you’ll notice your debt-free date and total interest will change.

2. Keep Tabs on Your Money — Even Your Crypto

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What we’ve been using it for: Connect your financial accounts to the Empower app for a one-stop money-management shop. Check your balances and create a budget.

We especially like its “find free money” feature, which will help you save on cell phone bills, insurance premiums, credit card interest and more.

What we’ve been missing out on: There are dozens of money management apps on the market, but Empower stands out because it allows you to track your crypto exchanges, too.

Connect with Coinbase, Bittrex, Binance, Kraken and more, so you can manage your bitcoin investments from one app.

3. Dodge Bank Fees — and Get Paid up to 2 Days Early

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What we’ve been using it for: Online-only banks are takin’ over. Varo Money is one example. Its main draw? No hidden fees.

And if you open a Varo Savings Account, you’ll snag 1.50% Annual Percentage Yield. That’s more than 20 times the average interest on savings accounts, based on a 0.06% average reported by CNN Money.

What we’ve been missing out on: When you set up direct deposit through Varo, you can get paid up to two days before your paycheck is typically posted. How? It simply posts your funds to your account as soon as your employer issues your pay.

4. Play Mindless Phone Games — and Start an Emergency Fund

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What we’ve been using it for: WinWin is an easy way to develop a savings habit by playing fun mini-games: pinball, breakout, whack-a-mole, you name it.

What we’ve been missing out on: You might not realize you can save a ton of money playing these mini-games — even win some cash!

Set up auto-save (start with as little as $ 5 a week) and build your emergency fund. The more you save, the better chances you have of winning some extra cash. Use the app for free for 60 days, then it costs $ 2 a month.

5. Save on Groceries — and Travel

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What we’ve been using it for: Ibotta is a cash-back app most well-known for saving you money on groceries.

What we’ve been missing out on: Ibotta has expanded a ton since its 2011 inception.

You can score cash back on just about anything, including travel. Book your flight and hotel through Booking for 7% cash back (at the time we wrote this). Next, book a rental car through Hertz and get 9% cash back. Or opt for an Uber for $ 1 off each ride.

6. Start Investing — Even in Cannabis

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What we’ve been using it for: Stash is a microinvesting app that lets you start investing with as little as $ 5 and for just a $ 1 monthly fee for balances under $ 5,000.

What we’ve been missing out on: Let’s be blunt: The marijuana industry is smokin’.

You don’t have to have tons of money to invest in the cannabis industry. Using Stash, you can invest in increments as little as $ 5.

Stash curates investments from professional fund managers and investors and lets you choose where to put your money. It offers more than 40 exchange-traded funds, including one for those who are already seeing green on the cannabis horizon.

Bonus: Right now, The Penny Hoarder is teaming up with Stash to fund your first investment — so you’ll get a $ 5 bonus when you enter the code PENNYH

7. Earn Gift Cards by Watching TV — and Playing Trivia

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What we’ve been using it for: Swagbucks is pretty well-known around here. It’s a free rewards community where you can earn gift cards for watching videos, taking surveys and redeeming coupons.

What we’ve been missing out on: Are you familiar with the mobile game show trend? Swagbucks has its own show called Swag IQ. Each day, Swag IQ hosts live trivia games.

The host asks 10 multiple-choice questions, which will progressively become more difficult. If you can answer all 10, you’ll split the day’s prize with the other winners — we’ve seen prizes around $ 1,000 a day.

8. Invest Your Spare Change — and Find Money

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What we’ve been using it for: Acorns is a microinvesting app that allows you to invest small amounts into your future. It’s perhaps most well known for its round-up feature, which rounds up your debit and credit card transactions to the nearest dollar and invests your spare change. Think of it like a digital piggy bank.

What we’ve been missing out on: Acorns has a “Found Money” feature.

What’s this mean? Brands you spend money with will invest in you. For example, when you book your next Airbnb through Acorns, Airbnb will invest 1.8% of your service fee. That’s basically cash back into your investments.

Other partnered brands include Apple, Blue Apron, Expedia, Jet, Lyft and Walmart.

9. Snag Your Free Credit Score — and Crush Your Financial Goals

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What we’ve been using it for: Credit Sesame is a free credit-monitoring site. Sign up to receive a monthly TransUnion score alongside a credit report card, which is basically a more digestible credit report.

What we’ve been missing out on: Once on the Credit Sesame site, hover your mouse over “My Finances” and select “My Financial Goals.”

Here, you can set up specific goals, such as purchasing a home or taking out a personal loan. Credit Sesame will offer tailored advice to help you achieve this goal.

10. Discover Ways to Save Money — and Start a Christmas Fund Early

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What we’ve been using it for: Charlie is your BFF (best financial friend) who lives in your Facebook Messenger app or through your SMS text messages (your choice, though Charlie is more fun and reliable on Messenger).

Sign up for Charlie and connect your bank account, and he’ll help you find ways to save money on your monthly bills, avoid surprise bank fees and spend less.

What we’ve been missing out on: Have a savings goal? Want to save $ 500 by Christmas, for example? Charlie’s smart. Just type, “Help me save money!” and Charlie will prompt you to type in a savings goal and deadline. He’ll remind you when to save money and will even suggest how much you can afford to save.

11. Conquer Your Fears — Then Create a Simple Budget

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What we’ve been using it for: It’s Excel, and it’s as intimidating as anything. You might have explored it in a technology class in middle school. Then swore it off for the rest of your life.

What we’ve been missing out on: Excel can actually help you create a budget — and it’s not all that intimidating. The first step is to accept the tool into your life. Then, follow our guide to budgeting in Excel. We promise — you can do it!

Carson Kohler (carson@thepennyhoarder.com) is a staff writer. She’s loves uncovering fun features on her favorite money-management apps.

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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Antonio Ciongoli knows how things work in fashion — and he’s breaking the rules.
Ciongoli, cofounder of Eidos and one-time deputy creative director of Michael Bastian, on Thursday will unveil his new collection, 18 East, a line of men’s wear created by artisans in India and Nepal.
The line is being financed by RRR Brands, a multibrand platform that acquired the women’s brand Roller Rabbit at the end of 2017. Ciongoli joined RRR Brands as creative director last fall working with Andrew Seibert, who is also founder of the private equity firm Bricker Holdings. Roller Rabbit is also an India-inspired artisan brand.
Since resigning as creative director of Eidos a little over a year ago after a 4.5-year stint, Ciongoli has been working on 18 East. He traveled to India and Nepal and immersed himself in those countries’ handcrafted processes, visiting Jaipur, Delhi and Kathmandu.
The result is a 31-piece collection that incorporates fabrics and techniques that are ingrained in the culture there, including the use of khadi fabric for shirts and outerwear that includes a Mandu jungle jacket with an elaborate Himalayan tapestry textile back panel. Khadi is an entirely handmade cloth that uses no electricity to produce.
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5 Features We Want Added to ‘Jurassic World Evolution’

Since its release in June, Jurassic World Evolution has proven to be a must-buy game for Jurassic Park fans. It allows you to incubate any of 48 species of dinosaur, build their enclosures, and create the ultimate park to go along with your prehistoric pals. Plus, you get to build your park on Las Cinco Muertes and Isla Nublar!

But, like all games, there is still room for improvement. Whether it’s the addition of new creatures, including more buildings, or little tweaks, there are changes and additions that could make the game much better. Here are five features that Frontier Developments should add in the near future.

Flying and Aquatic Reptiles


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Be honest now. You want a Mosasaur, don’t you?

Premiering in The Lost World and Jurassic World, respectively, flying and aquatic reptiles have been staples of the Jurassic franchise as much as their land-faring counterparts. Though Frontier has been hinting at their inclusion for a while now, we’ve yet to hear exactly when either of these types of creatures will be added. But we can be sure that when they are in the game, they will instantly give it a whole new Jurassic flare.

It’s still unknown exactly how they will be showcased in the park, but it’s clear that both the aquatic and flying reptiles will require special enclosures. An aviary like the one we see in Jurassic World would work for the pterosaurs. But the marine reptiles would prove to be more of a challenge. Perhaps a special enclosure surrounding a pre-existing body of water will do the trick.

(Plus, I’m sure we all want to reenact the scene from Jurassic World when all the Pteranodons and Dimorphodons break free and wreak havoc.)

Building Customization and Personalization


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Though the designs are clean and crisp, most of the buildings in the game are pretty bland.

Perhaps one of the biggest letdowns in the game is how few buildings are available to build. We have access to several buildings that are essential to park operation, like the ACU Center and the Hammond Creation Lab, but the options are slim when it comes to guest recreation. There also isn’t much diversity when it comes to the building types. There is only one type of gift shop, one type of restaurant, and so on.

Plus, the buildings that are available are pretty boring to look at. Though skins are available for a few of the vehicles, it would be great if there were a way to decorate and modify the buildings. If we could at least change the color scheme of the buildings, maybe they would feel more like our own.

More Outdoor Attractions for the Guests


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A Cretaceous Cruise would fit into the game perfectly.

Though the dinosaurs were intended to be the focal point of both Jurassic Park and Jurassic World, the parks in the films also included other fun things to do. The park in Jurassic World had safaris in Gallimimus Valley, golfing, botanical gardens, and the several other outdoor activities and venues. But Jurassic World Evolution features none of those things. The only real “fun” places that the guests can go to are the bowling alley, an arcade, and other indoor activities.

The game does allow guests to hop into the gyrospheres and zoom through the enclosures, but that’s the only activity for the guests outside. The inclusion of more outdoor attractions like golfing and the Cretaceous Cruise would tick a lot of boxes when it comes to overall game satisfaction.

Visible Dino Aging


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If both the outdoor activities and the dinosaur aging are added, our parks could include petting zoos!

One of the greatest parts of having animals in Frontier’s Zoo Tycoon series and its predecessors from Blue Fang was that the animals actually grew up. When you first bought them, they would be adults, but when they bred and gave birth, their offspring would actually look like they were young.


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This recently-incubated edmontosaurus is the biggest it will ever get.

Unfortunately, when you incubate dinosaurs in Jurassic World Evolution, they are full-grown adults. Though they are unable to reproduce, as they’re all female, it would be nice to see young dinosaurs coming out of the Hammond Creation Lab and watch them grow in real time.

Visiting Other Players’ Parks


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Don’t you want to show off your park’s grandeur to the world?

Besides screenshots, playthroughs, and livestreams on Twitch and YouTube, there’s no real way to see other people’s parks. It’s a shame considering Hammond’s original philosophy for his park was to show it to the whole world. So, to make the game even more spectacular, it would be great if we had the ability to visit other players’ parks. Not only would it give us inspiration to make our parks even better, it would also help us know what we can expect later on in the game.

Perhaps once our islands receive a 5-star rating, our parks would be accessible to other people. Plus, Frontier could also create a way to buy and sell dinosaurs between players. This also opens the door to even more cooperative gameplay and multiplayer features that could be added in the future.

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The blog post comes one day after Mashable reported that hundreds of accounts have been hacked in recent days.

The company did not comment on how many accounts have been affected, but its latest statements suggest that it is widespread. In a blog post published Tuesday evening, the company urged users to revisit their security settings and enable two-factor authentication on their accounts.  Read more…

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Farm-to-bar is a sustainable mixology using raw, seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms and paired with top quality spirits.

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‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Season 4B Features a Surprising Scene for Morgan

While Lennie James’s impact as Morgan Jones in Fear the Walking Dead might have only been slight so far, he’s set to make a big splash once the second half of Season 4 gets underway. At the zombie spin-off show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel, James revealed that we’ll shortly see Morgan somewhere we never thought we’d see him … on the toilet.

“I got a phone call from [showrunners] Andrew [Chambliss] and Ian [Goldberg] saying, ‘I have to have a really serious conversation with you, Lennie,’” James explained. “‘There is a thing we’re thinking of putting into the script, and we want to be really sure that you are okay with it.’ And I thought, ‘Oh, this is going to be really exciting’. And all it was was, ‘Can we show Morgan going to the toilet?’ That was it.”

He joked, “I felt like a big boy, I did number twos on my own,” before adding, “And also there are new challenges for Morgan coming up in the second half about where he belongs, if he belongs, and how he belongs.”

 James’s revelation prompted a question at a press conference later about whether walkers defecate. Scott M. Gimple, who oversees the Walking Dead universe, replied, “I think there’s a fermentation process that could result in projectiles.”

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But while there’s that to look forward to from Morgan, and who-knows-what from the show’s zombies, there are also five new characters to put on our radar. Each can be seen in the brand new trailer for Season 4B.

Ian Goldberg made the announcement. “They’re going to bring very different energies to the show,” he said. “Some are going to bring humour and a different way of looking at the world. Some are going to bring hope. We’re gonna maybe take away that hope, but they’re going to bring a lot of variety to the show.”

While Goldberg named the actors — Aaron Stanford, Steven Henderson, Tonya Pinkins, Mo Collins, and Daryl Chill Mitchell — he stopped short of revealing character names and details.

Andrew Chambliss also teased that the trailer may have revealed the antagonist or antagonists of the second half of the season. He added cryptically, “This person or persons may know our characters better than they do and may have some insights that they don’t have.”

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Meghan Markle’s White Dress Features a Trend That Isn’t Going Anywhere

The world is anxiously awaiting the reveal of her wedding dress next month, but in the meantime, Meghan Markle just stepped out in a white dress that’s perfect for daytime spring and summer occasions that are a little more low-key than a royal wedding. After months of cold weather in the UK, we’ve gotten used to seeing Markle bundled up in sweaters, trousers, and coats, but since spring is in full swing, we’re finally getting a glimpse of the future royal’s warm-weather style.

The dress that Markle stepped out in today for a reception with Prince Harry is by Altuzarra, and she accessorized it with a crossbody bag, pumps, and a blazer draped over her shoulders. The pinstriped and belted dress features a trend that we think is classic enough to ensure that it’ll be around for awhile: big buttons. (For context, this detail is currently adorning tons of tops, dresses, outerwear, skirts, and even swimwear on the market, but it was Khaite that really set the trend in motion.) We love that Markle certainly isn’t a slave to trends, but she does seem to want to embrace ones that are more subtle and timeless than, say, the vinyl and PVC trend.

See Meghan Markle’s latest look and shop the trend below.

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Amy Deanna is making some serious history.

The Texas-native has become the first model with the skin condition vitiligo to be featured in a CoverGirl campaign. In the #IAmWhatIMakeup series, Amy conveys that for her, using foundation isn’t about masking herself from the world, but letting her unique beauty come through.

She recently told PEOPLE how proud she is to be able to speak out her skin condition in such a huge way.

“Vitiligo awareness is something that is very important to me. Being given a platform to do so means so much,” Amy stressed.

“At the end of the day I am just like everyone else, I just happen to have spots. It’s a part of my identity, but it doesn’t define who I am.”

The model also said she finds it heartbreaking knowing that so many people who have vitiligo don’t feel represented by most of the beauty ads.

“For there to be so many of us and so little representation, it’s truly disheartening,” she went on. ‘I work with CoverGirl; I’m a bBack woman; I have vitiligo. That is empowering.”

That, and Amy is excited to represent a change in what we regard as beautiful in society.

The fashion and beauty industry sometimes feels like a private party that only a select few get invited to. It’s very you can’t sit with us.’ To me, that is not progressive. We have to be more inclusive,” she explains.

“Diversity is important. Representation is important. Inclusivity is important—not just for people of different backgrounds and ethnicities, but also people of all sizes. That’s why I was so excited to partner with CoverGirl on this project. Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, etc. Let’s face it, together we are a mosaic—that in itself is beautiful. We should celebrate that.”

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Heart healer Iyanla Vanzant is back on TV  for an all new season of her hit OWN show, Iyanla, Fix My Life.

This season, Vanzant will work through this issues of some of your favorite controversial reality stars, along with Black women who have been victim to traumatic circumstances.

‘Love & Hip Hop’s’ Hazel E will get to the root of her racism and homophobia  after being ostracized amid her hate-filled social media rantTrina Braxton will work through her entanglements with her ex husband, and music producer Memphitz uncovers the root of his family issues that led him to drugs.

Vanzant will also work with Philando Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond, who witnessed the death of her unarmed partner at the hands of the police.

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The Blade Runner 2049 soundtrack, which features new music from Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch, be released October 5th via Alcon Sleeping Giant Records,

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Every pregnancy is different, every family is different, but one thing is the same for anyone with a newborn: it is hard to cook, and it is hard to shop. And the baby always needs something, and you are always hungry. The more things that show up at your door right when you need them, the better.

So if you have a new baby at your house — or if you’re pregnant with one — here are 5 startlingly useful Amazon services you should sign up for ASAP.

1. Amazon Baby Registry

What it is: An online baby registry.

What it costs: Free

Why you need it:

* Everything you need for your baby and family, from strollers to bottles to maternity clothing is all available in one place. If Amazon doesn’t stock it, you can use Amazon Assistant to add anything from any website to your registry.
* Automatic completion discount: You can buy anything on your registry that your family and friends don’t buy for you at a discount of 10 percent (15 percent for Prime members), saving you hundreds of dollars.
* You can manage your registry from any mobile or desktop device.
* Since your family and friends probably already have Amazon accounts, buying you gifts is easy and uncomplicated for them.
* If you don’t know what to put on your registry, Amazon has Ideas & Inspiration and a Registry Checklist to help you sort through it all.
* A Thank You list tells you who bought what.
* Free two-day shipping for Prime members.
* Registrants can get a free Welcome Box worth up to $ 35.

Where to find it: Amazon Baby Registry

2. Amazon Family

What it is: It’s like Amazon Prime, but customized for families.

What it costs: 30-day free trial; $ 99 per year

Why you need it:

* Free two-day shipping on millions of items — and once you have a baby, you will understand the importance of what you need arriving fast.
* Save 20 percent on diapers when using the Subscribe & Save option (see next section).
* Unlimited instant streaming of thousands of family-friendly movies and TV shows (and Mom/Dad-friendly too).
* Unlimited ad-free streaming of over a million songs.
* Exclusive coupons and deals.
* Exclusive Baby Registry benefits.
* Easily manage your Subscribe & Save subscriptions from the Amazon Family hub.
* See what products are best for your children’s age or stage with Amazon’s recommendations.

Where to find it: Amazon Family

3. Subscribe & Save

What it is: Have your favorite products (like diapers!) shipped to you at whatever frequency you choose (like monthly, once every 3 months, etc.). You will automatically receive a discount, and if you subscribe to 5 or more items, you will receive an additional 15 percent discount on top of that.

What it costs: Free

Why you need it:

* You don’t want to run out of diapers. You really, really don’t want to run out of diapers.
* Schedule weekly, monthly, or every-other-month deliveries of essentials like pet food, coffee, tea, milk, energy bars, formula, or whatever you rely on to get through the day.
* You don’t want to run out of toilet paper. You really, really don’t want to run out of toilet paper.

Where to find it: Subscribe & Save

4. Amazon Prime Video

What it is: Unlimited streaming of thousands of hours of movies and TV shows. You can also rent or buy movies and shows.

What it costs: Free with Amazon Prime membership (Free 30-day trial; $ 99 a year).

Why you need it:

* You will have a surprisingly vast amount of time to sit at home, staring into space — OR staring at all the movies and shows you meant to watch but didn’t get around to.
* There is nothing to watch on regular TV in the middle of the night when you’ll be awake.
* Once your baby can focus, they may appreciate the colors and sounds coming from the TV set (even though they won’t be able to make sense of what they’re watching for a while).
* You need all of Prime’s other benefits, including free two-day shipping and extra savings on diapers and other products.

Where to find it: Amazon Prime Video

 

5. Amazon Home Services

What it is: A marketplace of professionals who can do things around your house like cleaning, putting together furniture (cribs!), repair plumbing or electricity, babyproof with safety locks, etc.

What it costs: Free (but you have to pay for the services you order).

Why you need it:

* Though you could flip through the phone book or search online for local pros to do work for you, finding and vetting them takes precious time that you just don’t have right now. In addition, work done through Amazon Home Services is backed by Amazon’s Happiness Guarantee.
* Pricing is provided upfront, so you know before you book if you can afford what you want — no need to call for an awkward price quote only to find you can’t afford the service.
* Cleaning goes right to the end of your to-do list when you have a new baby, yet you will be in the house a lot. If it’s clean, you will be less bummed out about that reality.
* You can’t get to important tasks like unclogging a drain or putting together a new crib when you have a baby in your arms. You think you can put the baby down in a bouncer while you unscramble the instructions? Good luck with that.
* Amazon pros charge the same prices as they would if you called them.
* Professionals will do the job right the first time, with less hassle.

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Buyers Pay More for Homes with these 12 Features

Remodeling is a big investment—and whether you’re doing it for your own benefit or with an eye towards selling your house, it’s nice to know which redos are going to get you the biggest bang for your buck in the long term! Here are 12 in-demand features that experts say will make your home sell for more if you include them in your next remodel.
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Enviro Surf Art Series Features a Beer Can Surfboard

You’re invited to come down to the Misfit Gallery in La Jolla, San Diego on Aug 26th (opening night) at 7pm for a good time of art and music to celebrate the launch of the Enviro Surf Art Series!

What to expect:some abstract works, along with the beer can surfboard! The artist has been working on this fine art collection for 7 years and it’s finally ready to show! He is hoping you will hopefully leave completely and utterly stoked! This show runs for a month long, so if you can’t make the opening night, no worries. You will have plenty of opportunities to check out the Misfit Gallery.

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Uber is axing one of its creepiest features in the name of privacy

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Despite all the horribly negative things that have sullied the Uber brand over the past couple of years, the company remains standing today, and now it’s got a brand new CEO to help drag it back from the ledge. But if Uber really wants a shot at long-term, sustained success, it”ll have to stop stepping on its own toes and get smart about user privacy. To that end, the ride hailing company is reportedly axing its app’s ability to track your movements in the moments after your trip has concluded.

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Snatch, Rupert GrintGet ready for a whole new Snatch. The Guy Ritchie movie is getting the TV treatment on Crackle with an impressive cast of British dudes.
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Tiffany Ad Features Gay Couple, Rings In New Year In A Big Way

Tiffany & Co. is engaging new customers.

The venerable jeweler features a gay couple for the first time in an ad, according to Time.

The photogenic men, who are a real couple in New York City, are pictured on a stoop for Tiffany’s “Will You” campaign, next to a picture of two rings.

Will you promise to never stop completing my sentences or singing off-key, which I’m afraid you do often?” the copy reads. “And will you let today be the first sentence of one long story that never, ever ends?”

Tiffany rep Linda Buckley told ELLE in a statement that love stories come “in a variety of forms.” “The Tiffany engagement ring is the first sentence of the story that a couple will write together as they create a life that is deeply intimate and exceptional.”

While it is still noteworthy that an iconic company like Tiffany is using same-sex imagery to advertise, the strategy has become increasingly common as gay marriage gains popularity. Advertisers such as Cheerios, Honey Maid and Ray-Ban have already paved the way.

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Jimmy Fallon’s 40th Birthday Surprise Features A Cake Filled With Shirtless Male Celebs

Things got off to a weird start when the “Tonight Show” staff surprised Jimmy Fallon for his 40th birthday.

Like, shirtless-Seth-Rogen-and-James-Franco-popping-out-of-a-giant-cake, weird.

Watch Fallon crack up (and say “Oh my God” repeatedly) as he is greeted by the “Pineapple Express” duo before receiving his real gift: a personal performance by the great Stevie Wonder.

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‘Let It Go’ Video Features 21 Character Voices From Disney, Pixar

Here’s the latest “Let It Go” viral video sensation: Dallas Baptist University student Brian Hull performs the “Frozen” song in the voices of 21 Disney and Pixar characters.

And most of them are spot-on.

Hull told Examiner.com that he did the song as part of a contest to win a $ 100 Disney gift card, and he almost got cold feet.

The night before I submitted my video, I was having second thoughts about how good it was, so I posted it to my Facebook, just so I could get honest feedback from my friends,” he was quoted as saying. “The next thing I know, they shared it over 200 times and now, the video has over a half million views in a day and a half.”

The 22-year-old said he’s studying to be a vocal performance major. Looks like he’s passed his first big audition.

(h/t i09)
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