Scouted: For Those Who Seek Sustainable Sheets, Boll & Branch Is What Dreams Are Made of

It’s easy to decide what sheets you want on your bed by how they feel. But when it comes to textiles, there’s so much that goes on before you even touch them. Boll & Branch makes ethical, sustainable textiles for your bed (and beyond) that will make you feel good about what you’re sleeping on.

They implemented a Traceable Supply Chain that eliminates the need for a middleman or retail space but also allows the brand to trace the origin of every thread of cotton that goes into the products. Everything Boll & Branch manufactures has been done so in an environmentally responsible way. The eco-consciousness spans the entire product catalog, from the Solid Hemmed Sheet Set that’s made from long-staple cotton that meets the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) to the new Linen Stripe Sheet Set that has a Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX, meaning it’s free of chemicals and harmful substances.

The team behind Boll & Branch made it part of their mission to become Fair Trade Certified, which means the company provides guaranteed “environmental management to reduce water usage, prohibits child and forced labor, ensures equal rights and pay for women, and gives people livable wages, benefits, standard working hours and mandatory breaks.” Their organic cotton sheets not only feel good but do good.

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How Trump Made Dr. Ruth Break Her Political Silence: ‘It’s So Sad What’s Happening’

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Dr. Ruth, the pocket-sized 91-year-old sex therapist, has officially put me on notice. “Be careful, journalist!” she shrieks in her thick German accent. “If anybody doesn’t write well [about me], I can still put five bullets into the little red circle!”

She’s kidding (I hope), but the 4-foot-7 sexpert is indeed handy with the steel, having briefly served as a sniper in the Haganah, a Jewish paramilitary force in then-British-controlled Palestine—that is, until an artillery shell exploded at her feet in 1948. The injuries she suffered to her legs were so bad it took her months of intensive physical therapy to regain the ability to walk.

“I was lucky, I never killed anybody…but I could have,” she tells me. “And I was so fortunate that the physician fixed me. I’m a black-diamond skier and can dance the whole night—if I find a good partner!”

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Dr. Ruth, the pocket-sized 91-year-old sex therapist, has officially put me on notice. “Be careful, journalist!” she shrieks in her thick German accent. “If anybody doesn’t write well [about me], I can still put five bullets into the little red circle!”

She’s kidding (I hope), but the 4-foot-7 sexpert is indeed handy with the steel, having briefly served as a sniper in the Haganah, a Jewish paramilitary force in then-British-controlled Palestine—that is, until an artillery shell exploded at her feet in 1948. The injuries she suffered to her legs were so bad it took her months of intensive physical therapy to regain the ability to walk.

“I was lucky, I never killed anybody…but I could have,” she tells me. “And I was so fortunate that the physician fixed me. I’m a black-diamond skier and can dance the whole night—if I find a good partner!”

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Say What Now? Walmart Gives Customer a Graduation Cake Made of Styrofoam [Video]

A high school graduate in Texas went to celebrate her big day, but according to her mother, Marsy Flores, the celebration was ruined by a styrofoam cake given to her by Walmart.

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“This is my baby, and she was graduating, so it was very important to me,” Flores told station KPRC in Houston.

According to Flores, when she went to pick up the two-layer cake she’d ordered for her daughter’s graduation, Walmart didn’t have it. The box store offered Flores a smaller cake, for which she wasn’t charged. At least the cake was blue, which was the graduates’ school colors, Flores figured.

Once she arrived home with the pastry, Flores had a hard time carving out slices for celebrants who were ready for dessert. She quickly realized the cake was a block of Styrofoam covered by icing.

Upset, Flores notified Walmart of the mistake and they offered a $ 60 gift card.

“They can’t replace the moment that we lost,” Flores said. “It’s a special moment, and this is what we got for it, a Styrofoam cake.”

A Walmart rep reportedly called the incident a misunderstanding that had been resolved.

“The customer was given a gift card for her inconvenience,” read the retail giant’s statement.

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Donald Trump just made a huge blunder in front of the Queen

And no one is remotely surprised.

Last year saw Donald Trump’s first official visit of the United Kingdom, announcing before he left, ‘I think they like me over there’.

In response, the UK came out in force to say otherwise, holding mass protests in the streets, resulting in the president actually avoiding the English capital and staying at Windsor and Chequers for his official engagements instead.

This year, he’s back, with the Trump family arriving in London en masse yesterday, staying as guests of the Queen, with a full UK tour itinerary ahead of them.

From a state banquet which reportedly failed to receive many RSVPs from politicians to a private lunch with Prince Harry (just days after the ‘nasty’ Meghan Markle comments), the Trumps’ visit has been making headline news.

But today it was a present-giving blunder by the President that got the world talking, with Donald Trump seeming to forget what he had given the Queen the year before.

‘Trump was also shown the pewter horse that he’d given the Queen last year in his visit to Windsor,’ tweeted The Sun’s royal reporter, Emily Andrews. ‘He was asked if he recognised it and said “no”! Melania came to his rescue and said “I think we gave that to the Queen”.’

What made the ‘gaffe’ even more embarrassing was the fact that it came alongside a plaque that reads, ‘American Pewter Thoroughbred’ Presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Donald J. Trump President of the United States of America and Mrs. Melania Trump on the occasion of their visit to the United Kingdom July 13, 2018.’

Oh dear.

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Rogue Chinese scientist made ‘foolish’ choice in gene-edited babies

A rogue Chinese scientist who caused outrage last year when he said he had created the world’s first “gene-edited” babies in an attempt to protect them from HIV may also have put them at risk with a “foolish” choice of gene, experts said on Monday.


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Yes, a Quarterback Definitely Made a Cameo on Game of Thrones

The penultimate episode of Game of Thrones featured fire, brimstone, and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

On Sunday night, before the episode aired, the football star confirmed his appearance in an Instagram post that he captioned, “It was just for a few seconds, but I’ll always be thankful to have been on the penultimate episode of @gameofthrones”. The Green Bay Packers tweeted out a message to fans, too.

The football star’s cameo in the show’s final season had become what ESPN called “one of the worst kept secrets in television.” The quarterback is a long-time fan of the show who filmed a promo for the series, where he introduced himself as “Lord Aaron of House Rodgers of Greenwater Bay, the true King in the North.” tweeted about the “24-hour rule,” the standard of TV etiquette that prevents fans from discussing spoilers about Game of Thrones for at least a day for anyone watching on delay. He also added in a hashtag that “Episode 5 should be good.”

To that end, he was careful to avoid spoilers about the fifth episode of the show’s final season. “I have a bit of inside information about who is alive in one of the episodes, but I’ll share that down the line,” Rodgers told reporters on April 23, according to ESPN.

The cameo had been a longtime dream of the athlete, who hinted at a possible appearance on the Dan Patrick Show last year, but would neither “confirm nor deny” the cameo at the time. However, when Patrick asked him what role he would like to play on the show, Rodgers said he wanted “to be killed or in one of the steamy scenes for sure.” Last night, he got his wish with fans spotting him in the lineup of archers in King’s Landing.


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Scientists locate brain area where value decisions are made

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Uber’s sky-high valuation and huge losses made sense in Silicon Valley, but not on Wall Street

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How Prince, Madonna and more made Webster Hall a party icon

There will be some big pimpin’ going down when Webster Hall, the newly renovated East Village nightlife institution, reopens its doors with New York rap ruler Jay-Z rocking the stage Friday night. The “B-Sides 2” concert — in which the “Empire State of Mind” MC will perform songs that he rarely does live — will…
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Summer 200m Dive Watches, British Made Shoes, & More – The Thurs. Men’s Sales Handful

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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. 

 

Banana Republic: Extra 50% off Sale Styles

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Good grief Banana Republic. I haven’t even published the polopalooza yet (coming Monday). And here you are, slashing prices on your Luxe Touch polos already? Well okay then. No code needed here. Extra half off happens at checkout.

 

Club Monaco: Extra 30% off Sale Styles + New Additions to Sale

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Club Monaco is one of those shops that you might not source a majority of your wardrobe from, but every so often? You’ll nab a rad (do people say rad anymore?) piece and be thrilled with it. Or not, who knows.

 

Massdrop: Spinnaker Automatic Diver – $ 130 FINAL

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Summer beater watch alert! Would look great on a NATO band too. Miyota automatic movement, 200m water resistance, and a simple, well designed dial with a little texture to it. Not bad at all for $ 140. It is final sale though since it’s Massdrop, and they don’t ship until the end of May. Also note that they’re 43mm in diameter, so, not the smallest things.

 

Suitsupply: Even more new warm weather arrivals

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Who buys five pairs of shoe trees at once?

 

Massdrop: Loake 1880 Buckingham Brogue Oxfords – $ 220 FINAL ($ 324)

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Hell of a price for made in the UK, Goodyear welted, wingtip brogues that don’t make it over to this side of the pond that often. Loake just isn’t sold in many spots here in the US. But as always, it’s Massdrop, so it’s final sale. Sold in UK sizes, so if you wear a US size 10, get a UK size 9. Available in four shades of calfskin, and a suede for ten bucks less. Estimated ship date is end of May.

 

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  • J. Crew: Extra 50% off some of their sale section w/ SOGOOD
  • GAP: 40% – 70% off plenty + Extra 20% off w/ SUPER
  • Costco: I still believe this is going on? If you have a Costco membership, they’ve got Ex-Officio boxer briefs, $ 30 / 3 online, and some stores have them for $ 25 / 3 pack. Huge thanks to M. Shah for the tip!
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This ultra-thin iPhone case made of real body armor proves good cases don’t have to be bulky

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We test a whole lot of iPhone cases here at BGR Deals. In fact, we’ve likely tested hundreds of different cases over the past few years. But no matter how many different cases we test, we always seem to come back to the same model when it comes to protecting the iPhones we use ourselves on a daily basis. It’s called the Pitaka MagCase, and it’s better than rivals on a number of different levels. It’s made out of the same material used to make actual tactical body armor, so it provides terrific protection despite being remarkably thin and lightweight. It also has a wonderfully sleek look and a great rubbery finish that offers tons of grip. This case costs a bit more than rivals, but it’s worth every penny and then some.

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  • Almost naked — Enjoy your phone with this case which is slim fit and thinner than a dime. Too light to feel the weight added to your phone. Still well protect phones from most of the daily drops.
  • Exclusive “Body Armor Grade” Material — Made of 100% Aramid Fiber which is used in armor, spacecraft, jet engines, and Formula 1 Race cars. Special design and cutting around the buttons and ports makes it retain the thinness of your phone.
  • Wireless charging friendly — Show you the best carrying and wireless charging experience by using with PITAKA magnetic car mount (MagMount Series), the unique transit free design with metal plates inside lets you use PITAKA car mount freely without sticking adhasive metal plate on your device. Yet, no interference to WIFI, GPS, Wireless charging or your signals.
  • A Soft 3D-Grip touch —- Texture you need to feel to believe. It almost clings to your hand without feeling sticky. A protective three-layer coating and manual polishing is applied to each phone case.
  • Fits your phone perfectly — Easily and naturally access all buttons and ports. Each opening is not only accurately aligned, but also at natural “surface level”.—Package includes: 1 x MagCase compatible with iPhone XR. Notes: the screen protector is not included.

PITAKA Slim Case Compatible with iPhone XR 6.1″, MagCase Aramid Fiber [Real Body Armor Material…: $ 49.99

PITAKA Slim Case Compatible with iPhone Xs 5.8″, MagCase Aramid Fiber [Real Body Armor Material…: $ 49.99

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Trump made the right call on how to win the 5G race

President Trump has announced that 5G, the next communications revolution, will be “private-sector-driven and private-sector-led,” while the federal bureaucracy will focus on facilitating innovation and reforming regulatory impediments. There remain doubters who think that government should play a lead role in 5G, but Trump’s move should bring joy to the capitalist hearts of risk-takers in…
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Scouted: Bearaby Launches the Tree Napper, a Weighted Blanket Made from Wood Pulp-Derived Fabric

Just when you thought you hit peak weighted blanket, Bearaby comes and changes everything. In honor of Earth Day, the weighted blanket brand has debuted the Tree Napper, a weighted blanket made exclusively from TENCEL Lycocell, a fabric derived from the wood pulp of eucalyptus trees.

While the original Bearaby Napper was made from naturally weighted vegan cotton yarn (unlike the synthetic or glass beads like weighted blankets), the Tree Napper takes things one step further. The wide-looped woven design is “produced through an environmentally responsible closed-loop process that uses ten times less water than traditional fabrics” according to the brand’s press release. Now, the Bearaby Napper is not only the best-looking weighted blanket on the market, but it’s also environmentally-friendly.

The Tree Napper will come in three weights: 15 pounds, 20 pounds, and 25 pounds (it’s recommended you use one that’s 10% of your body weight) and will come in four gorgeous summer hues: Hibiscus, Lavender, Sunflower, and May Lily. Priced between $ 249 and $ 279 depending on weight, the Tree Napper is a statement piece not just for its looks but also for its eco-conscious design. The modern pattern isn’t just for aesthetic either—the woven design and lightweight eucalyptus fabric make the blanket breathable.

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‘God of War: Raising Kratos’ doc looks at how the biggest game of 2018 got made

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Sony Santa Monica’s critically and commercially acclaimed 2018 hit God of War is going to be the subject of a “making of” documentary.

It’s a Sony production, so it’s reasonable to expect the rosiest possible picture. But this trailer for Raising Kratos hypes a feature-length documentary look at the intricate development process that fuels a modern-day video game blockbuster.

Best of all: it’s a no-cost deep dive into that process. There isn’t a release date, but Sony promises a PlayStation YouTube channel debut for Raising Kratos “soon.” Read more…

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Michael Phelps Explains That Photo of His Hilariously Intense Stare He Made Right Behind Tiger Woods

Michael Phelps has done it again. No, not another Olympic medal: but another viral face.

During Wednesday’s episode of Today, the most-decorated Olympic athlete of all time spoke about what it was like to watch Tiger Woods’ iconic comeback as he won the Masters on Sunday for the fifth time, but the first time in over a decade.

Phelps, who had an amazing seat for the championship, called Woods’ win one of the “coolest things I’ve ever seen live in sports, and definitely in golf.”

Phelps’ excitement definitely was visible. Some viewers of the Masters in Augusta, Georgia, which Phelps says was the first he’d ever attended, caught a pretty excellent (and soon viral) moment on camera. Phelps had a seat just behind Tiger for his shot at the 16th hole in the tournament.

Phelps told Today just how special that moment felt. “I mean, just watching Tiger come back, watching him be able to do that and get back on top of the mountain, it’s so cool.” And it was even cooler, the swimmer said, because he didn’t have his phone on him during the Masters. Afterwards, he did receive some texts from people who noticed him during the broadcast. His wife, Nicole, captured the moment in an Instagram post as she watched with their son, Boomer, on TV.

During the 2016 Olympics in Rio, the internet fell in love with the #PhelpsFace, an intensely meme-able mug he had on before competing against Olympian Chad le Clos.

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Scouted: This Stainless Steel OXO Salad Spinner Has Made My Salads So Much Better

When it came time to make my wedding registry last year, I had a few items on my mind that I knew absolutely needed to be on there, and a salad spinner was one of them. Luckily, in my search for the perfect option, I came across the OXO Stainless-Steel Salad Spinner, a beautiful silver colander that promised to keep my greens dry and ready to go.

The whole reason you get a salad spinner is to get your greens dry enough to make a pleasant salad that isn’t watery. You can dry your greens yourself, of course, but after doing that for months and then switching to this OXO device, I found that the salad spinner was a much, much better alternative. It speeds up the drying process and truly gets rid of all the excess moisture without leaving you with a sopping pile of green-tinged paper towels.

This particular salad spinner offers some nice features that you don’t get in other spinners. The in-lid pump operation is probably my favorite: instead of spinning the greens yourself with a lever on top, you simply push down on the pump top a few times and it goes off on its own. There’s also a one-touch brake button that allows you to stop the spinning instead of waiting for it to slow down, which is a nice option if you’re very impatient (like me).

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John Legend has joined forces with Kiehl’s for its “Made Better” campaign to help spread a vital message about taking care of the environment.

“Kiehl’s has been making wonderful products for years. Now, they’re committed to using more sustainable packaging, natural ingredients and to support environmental causes, which I am glad to see,” Legend tells PEOPLE.

To help bring awareness to the issue, Legend is promoting the brand’s top selling face mask.

“I’m really inspired by the story behind the main ingredient of the mask — Amazonian White Clay — which is fairly traded and collected by local families near the Amazon River in Northern Brazil,” he says. “Kiehl’s provides economic support to the community.”

The EGOT-winning musician says his two kids, 2-year-old daughter Luna and 10-month-old son Miles, inspired him to team up with Kiehl’s.

“This partnership is all about making choices today that leave the world a better place for my kids and future generations,” Legend says.

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Besides formulating the deep cleansing face mask with fairly traded ingredients, the brand also uses repurposed coffee bean bag fiber and post-consumer waste for the top label and 30 percent post-consumer recycled plastic for the jar. Plus, in honor of Earth Day 2019, Kiehl’s will donate 100 percent of net profits, up to $ 25,000, of the limited edition mask to theEarth Day Network, which will support the organization’s campaign, The Great Global Clean Up.

“Sustainability is making choices, big or small, every day that leave the planet healthier than we found it,” Legend says. “And it isn’t hard to be eco-conscious. We can make a big difference with the products we buy.”

He added, “Luna knows the word recycling already!” he says. “There’s a recycling bin right next to our trash can and she knows certain things go in the recycling bin, so people can use them again.”

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Your favorite classic teen movie says a lot about you. It’s a statement about your preferred aesthetics and your taste level. One single reference tells new friends and first dates everything they need to know, from how popular you were in high school to how likely you are to currently own a Cher Horowitz-style cropped plaid skirt suit. Clueless fans have a CliffsNotes understanding of the classics and a deep-seated belief in the transformative powers of a makeover (they love Queer Eye). Superbad aficionados think they’re a lot funnier than they are, and secretly wonder if #MeToo has gone too far. John Hughes diehards have unhealthy romantic relationships, The Craft enthusiasts live in Bushwick, and Cruel Intentions stans have FetLife accounts and ship Cersei and Jaime Lannister.

And then there’s 10 Things I Hate About You. Twenty years later, this movie is still by far the best classic teen flick to associate yourself with. It’s less basic than Mean Girls, more highbrow than Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and isn’t totally cringeworthy by 2019 standards (see: Grease, Sixteen Candles). Identifying with 10 Things I Hate About You tells the world that you also know who The Raincoats are, and that you can appreciate the rarified delights of a high school rom-com that culminates in a Shakespearean sonnet. Just don’t be that guy who feels the need to point out that Kat’s final homework assignment isn’t in iambic pentameter.

The iconic 1999 adaptation takes Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and gives it a riot grrrl twist. The clunky plot finds two Seattle sisters, Bianca Stratford (Larisa Oleynik) and Katarina Stratford (Julia Stiles), being wooed, respectively, by a very fresh-faced Joseph Gordon-Levitt and breakout star Heath Ledger. Kat is an outspoken feminist and literal ball-buster, which apparently makes her the most undateable senior at Padua High, despite the fact that she is literally Julia Stiles and a thousand times cooler than the “unwashed miscreants” she goes to school with. The Stratford sisters’ comically-overprotective dad (Larry Miller) decrees that the boy-crazy Bianca can only date when Kat does. Gordon-Levitt’s Cameron convinces the most popular and odious boy in school (Andrew Keegan) to pay Ledger’s Patrick Verona to take Kat out, at which point Cameron plans to swoop in and romance Bianca himself.

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Who Made That Strange Pixelated Camo?

The November 1995 issue of Esquire may be the first time desert night camouflage entered the publication’s style pages. In the aptly named article “The Style Militia,” Phil Patton outlines some of the more stylish camouflage patterns of the day. Desert night camouflage doesn’t get prominently featured, but at the very end of the last column, Patton brings up this strange new pattern:

According to the military, the future is with urban camo. ‘Town and country,’ the Army calls it, for house-to-house fighting – and in patterns for defeating electronics. The Pentagon has tested a night-desert pattern that mimics not leaves or rocks but the grid of a night-vision scope.

It’s hard to believe now, but that the idea of a grid-like camo designed to hide from technology and not to blend in with leaves seemed rather novel at the time.

By November of 1995, the Pentagon had done more than just test the new desert night camouflage, they had deployed it in Operation Desert Storm and it was already obsolete. There is some confusion — and confoundingly little knowledge out there — about the history of desert night camouflage. The best we have been able to track down is that, as an effective camouflage pattern, it was doomed from the start. With a graph paper pattern in two tones of green and a few splotches here and there, the camouflage looks practically space age and to some not like camouflage at all.

By all accounts, the mission behind the desert night camouflage was to cloak the wearer in a pattern that would camouflage them from Soviet image intensifying scopes and infrared technologies. The Military made used the pattern for only two pieces of kit: A lightweight parka with a button-in liner and over-pants – perfect for chilly desert nights – and began being issuing them in 1982. This was already over a decade after the idea for the pattern was developed in 1967. And therein lies the rub. While the US military was developing the pattern, night vision technology was advancing by leaps and bounds ahead of what the graph paper pattern could handle.

 

“The Style Militia by Phil Patton” from Esquire November 1995

 

It wouldn’t be until the first Gulf War that the pattern would see mass issuance. Soldier’s valued the warmth of the parka, one noting during the next war in Iraq, that the parka was “my favorite night-surveillance item.” While lauded for its warmth, it seemed to lack any real camouflaging qualities as night vision technology had sped forward. In an email from 1995, one Marine Corps Scout sniper claimed: “across the board the green ‘desert night cammie’ coveralls increased the chances of being observed.” The pattern had an enduring appeal nonetheless. Private companies – aimed at military personnel – continued to make gear in the pattern including a classic BDU style jacket, boonie hats, and reversible (tan or desert camo on the other side) GORE-TEX suits. Veterans brought the full sets back and some turned the over-pants into shorts and wore the parkas sans liners as field bathrobes. At the start of the Global War on Terror, the pattern was still making appearances.

There is a certain vibe around the pattern. It is just downright cool. Modern but not digital nonsense. Camouflage but not making you look like a hunter or some stolen valor nonsense. It is subtle, simple, and cool — and there is a lot of it on the surplus market. Brands such as Supreme, Carhartt WIP, Stone Island, and most recently Rogue Territory have all made items derived from desert night camouflage. As far as recommendations go, as mentioned there is a lot of surplus stuff on the market. I am a sucker for the reversible GORE-TEX jackets – I also copped the pants, but that is some next level shit. The parkas are the cousin of the mod-approved fishtail and are cheap and abundant. If you want to go over the top, you let your tailor modify it out like the image below.

In the civilian world, Carhartt WIP is the most prolific user of a night camouflage variant. While only the “Marshall Jogger Pant” is available from them directly in what they call “camo night,” on the resale market, you can find nearly a full fit from cap to pants to accessories in the pattern. Supreme seems to be the first brand to use the camo, making three pieces in Spring 2014: Military Shorts, Camp Cap, and a pretty fire Boonie Hat. A quick Grailed search revealed some of those along with these gems: Nepenthess oxford and Undercover x Jun Takahashi FW10 pants. The most recent addition to these would be Rogue Territory’s reversible jacket that has a kind of tour jacket feel. However you decide to kit yourself out, desert night camouflage should not be slept on.

 

WIP shirt in digi camo

 

Matching WIP pants

 

Great way to easily style the parka

 

A customized pattern making into a rather nice smock

 

Nepenthes shirt

 

Supreme boonies

 

IPD, parka & trousers, desert nighttime. July 1, 1991

 

CEMEL, clothing, camouflage, desert (3 styles) in the field. May 12, 1972

 

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We Made 10 Million Computer-Generated March Madness Brackets. Will Any of Them Be Perfect?

There’s a secret to winning your March Madness pool that Vegas doesn’t want you to know: All you have to do is enter 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 brackets, and you are certain to pick perfectly. Once.

There are 63 games in the NCAA tournament, not including the four play-ins. Filling out a bracket involves making an up-or-down decision for each one. Of course, after the first round of 32 games, not everyone guesses the outcome of the same remaining 31 matchups since it depends on who you’ve predicted will advance.

This means there are, in fact, 9 quintillion — hold on, let me count those digits again — yes, 9 quintillion possible outcomes for the tournament, or 2^63. By way of context, that’s 1.2 billion outcomes per human being on Earth, or 21 times the number of seconds since the Big Bang. Even if you reduced every bracket to just 63 bits, the size of a computer file containing every possible outcome would be about 72,500 petabytes, which is many times larger than the Internet itself, by most estimates.

Which is not to say we can’t still try to crack March Madness with what computer scientists call a “brute-force attack,” in which one tries to solve a problem by testing every possible solution rather than gaming it out methodically. (Like, say, cracking a password by trying thousands and thousands of possibilities until one works.) So rather than making any attempt to fill out a bracket wisely, I stayed up one night writing a short program that generates about 1,000 brackets a second, weighted slightly toward plausibility. By noon the next day I had over 10 million entries, none of them the same.

As the the tournament progresses, I’ll be scoring each of these March Madness brackets and comparing the best-performing entry to public data on how the nation is faring on popular bracket sites. I’m genuinely curious whether any of my entries stand out or whether even a few million attempts is insufficient to break through the noise. (We’re not putting our money where our algorithmically-generated mouth is, of course, seeing as $ 10 million in entry fees might raise a few questions with the expense department.)

I suspect the odds would be slightly greater in my favor if I had carved out more time to embolden the code with data from the regular season. College basketball dilettantes like USA Today’s Jeff Sagarin have developed techniques over the years that take into account all sorts of factors, like the difficulty of a team’s schedule and each game’s proximity to its home campus.

As it stands, the only factor my code weighs is the difference in the seeds of the two teams. When two teams have the same seed, the algorithm forks, Sliding Doors style, and guesses that both teams will win in parallel brackets.

I definitely wouldn’t want to bet any money against Sagarin, but a computational experiment that TIME ran last year lends some confidence to relying on seeding. As much as people complain about the NCAA selection committee, a 1,000-trial live simulator we developed found that, if you just always choose the higher seed to win and flip a coin when the top seeds face off in the Final Four, over time — a long time — you generally either win or lose a small net amount when pitted against colleagues who rely more on historical data.

Whether this experiment succeeds will probably hinge on the Madness Quotient this year, and the more dramatic the better. Had I tried this last year, about 3 percent of my brackets would have chosen UMBC to defeat Virginia (my alma mater) in the first round. That’s not very many, but that’s the beauty of delegating the work to a computer: It can spend all night guessing and only has to be generally correct once.

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Every matchup begins with 50-50 odds. For any matchup between unevenly seeded teams, the odds are adjusted to favor the lower-seeded team by about 3 percentage points for every 1-point difference in the seeds. This means a team that is one seed lower than its opponent has 53% odds of winning, while a first-round faceoff between the top-seeded team and the 16-seed will go to the 1-seed 97% of the time.

This generates a sensible spread of championships based on seeds: 10% for the four top-seeds, 6.1% for the 2-seeds, all the way down to between 5 and 7 total victories each for the 16-seeds out of 10 million trials.

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Details in Duane Martin and Tisha Campbell-Martin‘s divorce and bankruptcy cases continue to be revealed, and Martin is now taking a defensive stance. After being accused of physically abusing his estranged wife, Martin says that Campbell-Martin is making it all up.

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According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Duane filed a declaration as part of his bankruptcy case, in which he is denying allegations he hid a $ 2 million home in Chatsworth, California from creditors as part of his bankruptcy.

In his declaration, Duane accuses Tisha and her brother having “manufactured a false claim of alleged domestic violence against the Co-Debtor which they filed with the police. Even Co-Debtor’s family law attorney would not sign his name on such a claim. The police saw the claim for what it was and did not pursue it.”

He adds, “Additional falsehoods were presented to the Family Law court in order for the Co-Debtor to obtain custody of their children. When it was clear that these falsehoods were not going to work, they were dropped and custody was awarded 50-50 to both parents.”

The outlet adds that Campbell-Martin has been cooperative with the bank trustee and handing in her financial records. Martin has said that any reports that he hasn’t done the same in reporting his earning aren’t true.

Martin also accuses Campbell-Martin and her brother of taking his residuals and removing his name from his bank accounts, thus making it so that he can’t cash checks or access funds.

Earlier this year, Campbell-Martin filed for a domestic violence restraining order against Martin.

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Orson Welles could draw and paint quite well. What a shock. Was there anything he couldn’t do? If you told me he designed his own clothes, invented a dripless faucet, or discovered a new planet in the solar system, I wouldn’t bat an eye. He was what we once called a Renaissance man, a term that’s fallen out of favor lately because in this age of specialization, it’s impossible to imagine someone who could, say, paint, write poetry, master mathematics, and design a flying machine, as Leonardo did. Hell, even generalists are in short supply these days.

Multi-talented people do still exist. Latest example: I was plenty impressed just this week while watching the last episode of Russian Doll on Netflix when I noticed that not only did Natasha Lyonne co-create and star in the mini-series but also wrote and directed the last episode all by her lonesome.

But Welles really did outdo everyone. He not only starred on Broadway while still in his twenties but started and ran his own theater company. He mastered radio drama and created the most famous radio play of all time (the 1938 War of the Worlds episode that left more than a few listeners convinced they’d just tuned in to an actual broadcast about an alien invasion). When he went to Hollywood, he wrote, directed, and starred in his first movie, and we all know how that turned out.

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“At 21, Kylie Jenner Becomes The Youngest Self-Made Billionaire Ever,” the digital cover of Forbes proclaimed today, noting that even Mark Zuckerberg needed two more years to make the list back in 2008 at 23.

In a portrait accompanying the story, Jenner could not have looked more different than young Zuck did for his debut Forbes profile. Clad in a crocodile-printed suit, pale pink turtleneck, and nude stilettos, with signature pink acrylic nails in frame, Jenner is decidedly not the hoodie-wearing tech wunderkid of the mid-aughts.

Instead, Jenner fully owns Kylie Cosmetics, a three-year-old company worth $ 900 million by Forbes’ estimate. Her fortune is around $ 1 billion. In 2018, a distribution deal with beauty retail giant Ulta helped to increase Kylie Cosmetics revenue by 9 percent. (Kylie Cosmetics did not respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment.)

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Schiff: Dems willing to have Mueller testify, subpoena report if it’s not made public

House Intelligence Committee Democrats are willing to compel Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before their panel and sue the administration if that’s what it takes to make public Mueller’s report on his investigation into possible Russian involvement in the 2016 election.


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