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It sounds like someone accidentally hit adjacent keys on a xylophone. The understated double ping hits me with a jolt of excitement, a swooping stomach, and even a bit of relief.

Whenever I hear the now-retired Facebook Messenger notification, I’m transported back to 2013, when I happily, gratefully, giddily got a message from someone I liked, who would later become my partner. Back then, we talked almost daily on, of all chat platforms, Messenger.

As devices, software applications, and apps become omnipresent, the User Interface (UI) sounds they emit — the pings, bings, and blongs vying for our attention — have also started to contribute to the sonic fabric of our lives. And just as a song has the power to take you back to a particular moment in time, the sounds emitted by our connected devices can trigger memories, thoughts, and feelings, too.  Read more…

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Will the third weekend at the box office help Avengers: Endgame overtake Avatar and become the highest-grossing movie of all time? Considering what happened last weekend, it wouldn’t be surprising, as Avengers keeps bringing in huge piles of cash for Marvel. Opening this week is Pokemon Detective Pikachu, which is probably your best choice in cinemas if you’ve seen Endgame and don’t want to rewatch it. The Hustle and Tolkien are also out this weekend, although you’ll probably catch those on streaming services later this year.

In the new trailers department, we have a brand new Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer for you — the first one that actually makes sense — as well as a clip from It Chapter 2.

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Megan Fox Posts Throwback Pic of Shia After Confirming Past Romance

Reminiscing about an old flame? Megan Fox showed her nostalgia for days gone by with her ex-boyfriend and Transformers costar, Shia LaBeouf, with a goofy throwback.

“Once upon a time 13 summers ago,” the actress, 32, captioned a photo of the Even Stevens alum, also 32, on the set of their 2007 film. LaBeouf posed with a silly look on his face as he bared his midriff and leaned against a car — similar to her character’s infamous stance from the movie.

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The Honey Boy star and Fox starred as bot-battling couple Sam Witwicky and Mikaela Banes, respectively, in the flick and its 2009 follow-up, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. LaBeouf returned for the third film, 2011’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon, though Rosie Huntington-Whiteley stepped in as his new love interest. The actor departed the franchise when Mark Wahlberg took over as its leading man.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles actress finally acknowledged her relationship with her costar during a November 2018 appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. “Um, I mean, I would confirm it was romantic. I love him,” she admitted. “I’ve never been really private about that. I love him.”

Fox then replied “sure” when fellow guest Tyra Banks suggested that the two engaged in a “showmance.”

LaBeouf previously teased the pair’s sparks in an interview with Details. “Look, you’re on the set for six months, with someone who’s rooting to be attracted to you, and you’re rooting to be attracted to them,” he told the magazine in 2011. “I never understood the separation of work and life in that situation. But the time I spent with Megan was our own thing.”

Both stars have moved on since parting ways. Fox married Brian Austin Green in June 2010. The couple share Noah, 6, Bodhi, 5, and Journey, 2. Us Weekly confirmed in September 2018 that LaBeouf is dating FKA twigs after filing for divorce from Mia Goth, whom he wed in October 2016.

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Fantastic Voyage 2019 Day 6: 70’s Night Was A Blast From The Past

If you made it to the 6 a.m. session of Afro Aqua Aerobics, you are an amazing soul. For most of the rest of us, the day started much later when we finally peeled our eyes open. The rest of the morning’s activities included Socanomics CaribbeanDance Fitness, a seminar on the ins and outs of Medicare, an entrepreneurship panel, an empowerment panel on managing procrastination and a basketball tournament.

And all of that happened before 11 a.m. Interested in what music therapy could for you? There was a panel for that. Did you want to attend the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival? The festival organizers held a panel.

If you didn’t get a chance to mingle with your favorite artists, some of whom were just casually hanging out before and after their shows, you could find them at the Autograph Signing Session. Myra J., SOS Band, Chrisette Michele and more were there, meeting and greeting fans.

If that wasn’t enough to do before noon, the Greek Day Party kicked off at noon on the ever-popular Lido pool deck. If you were one of the Divine 9 or one of any of the historically black fraternities and sororities, you represented with ALL of your best gear and some impromptu stepping took place as well. Although we know this ship is a grown folks’ party, some frats and sorors still have the dynamic moves held over from their college days.

This was the first of two days at sea motoring back from St. Thomas to Miami and it was a glorious day moving through the Caribbean. This was a great time to spend some time on the deck, preferably with your adult beverage of choice. Heading around the ship, you had multiple options for fun, relaxation or information. The popular African head wrap class was going on, as was a panel on how to prepare for retirement…even if you’re way behind. And the plant-based diet class was among the most popular as people sought more information on how to improve their health via a more holistic diet.

Celebrity charades? Line dancing? It was all happening on the cruise, but one of the most popular of the day’s events was the Old School Games Happy Hour. If you remember Operation or love a good round of Connect Four, you’d have felt right at home. There were also, as you can figure whenever Black folks to be found, some spirited games of bid whist and spades.

If you were lucky enough, artist Frank Frazier was silk-screening T-shirts with a copy of one of his pieces and if you were in the line early, you got one to take home with you at no charge. That’s if you didn’t make it to the pool party on the Aft deck, which had the advantage of going on during a beautiful day along with some great music and good vibes. Imagine hosting a huge pool party where everyone brings nothing but good vibes and you have just some idea of how it went down.

As the evening went on, you had several chances to enjoy yourself before the big concerts and the night’s most highly anticipated event – 70’s Night. The Practice Team, an affinity group of cruisers who link up on each year’s cruise, some of whom who have been coming since the very first one in 1999, hosted a meet and greet while Chris Paul and Huggy Lowdown hosted a “Never Have I Ever” Happy Hour.

The Celebrity Chef Takeover continued so diners headed to the restaurant to enjoy a specially curated menu from a stellar group of celebrity chefs including TV One and The Food Network’s Chef Jernard. You were going to need to get your nutrition before you headed out, because as it was the night before the last night, what was the point of going to bed? (Unless you had a cruise boo – who was hopefully, also who you got on the ship with).

Which show to see? Well, if you had the night’s tickets for Fantasia and Chrisette Michele, that’s where you were heading. It was the second night for the sangin’ duo but you would have never known. Chrisette, who was on the ship with her parents, acknowledged the love she felt from the crowd and even as she made her way around the ship. Fantasia never makes it through a show with her shoes on (she may as well come out barefoot at this point, like Sheila E., does) so those were kicked off early. She told the crowd it was the last night on the shop so we was ‘fin to get rowdy and they better be ready to get rowdy with her.

Not your choice in music? No problem. Maxi Priest was on the Lido pool deck performing his own big hit “Close to You” as well as selections from a variety of genres including songs by The Temptations, Michael Jackson and the Black-Eyed Peas. If you wanted to relive your club days, whether you hung at New York’s Paradise Garage or any dance music club in the 80’s, you were able to do so.  Strafe of  “Set It Off,” James “D Train” Williams, who you know from “Keep On” and dance music stalwarts took the entire room back to all the good times  and good music in the nation’s hottest clubs of the day.

Natural Change and the Ernest Walker Band kept their audiences vibing with their mix of soul, funk R&B and jazz. Our hats off to them for playing and holding it down every night of the cruise.

And if you think the “Gotta Have House” artists threw it back to the 80’s you ain’t seen nothing yet. It was 70’s Night on The Fantastic Voyage and let me tell you, people showed the hell out. Where do y’all find platforms with goldfish in the heels in 2019? We need to know. It was a true Playa’s Ball as several pimps were in all their finery but the realm of creativity was unsurpassed. How about Shaggy, Velma and Daphne from Scooby Do?

What about the Pink Ladies from “Grease?” But we have to give our greatest respect to the TJMS Crew starring Tom Joyner as Sir Nose from Parliament/Funkadelic, Sybil Wilkes as Minnie Riperton, Guy Torry as James Brown, Damon Williams as several eras of Prince, judging from the outfit, and Kym Whitley as Dolly Parton. Kudos to all for the commitment. Josie and the Pussycats, two different version of Ike and Tina Turner and Hugh Hefner and his Playboy Bunnies. Yes, people, you went there.

If you had energy to party in those platform heels, we once again have to salute you. And if you made it to the War show at 2 a.m. well, you have our admiration. We hear it was groovy, a stone cold blast from the past. But we had to put our heads on our pillow so we could recharge for the last (tears!) night of the Fantastic Voyage. 

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Reflective Nostalgia: Neri&Hu’s Lyndon Neri On Learning from the Past

Too often we look to the future without thinking about the past, argues Lyndon Neri.

The architect and designer appeared at the Fortune and Wallpaper* Brainstorm Design conference in Singapore last Thursday. A founding partner (alongside Rossana Hu) of Shanghai-based Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, Neri joined the event to explain “reflective nostalgia,” a concept first articulated by the Harvard philosopher Svetlana Boym and since adopted by his practice as a guiding principle, in the context of the rapid recent growth of China’s economy.

As a measure of the frenetic pace by which China has developed, Neri points out that 60% of its population will be living in urban areas by next year. The flip side of this is the decline of rural areas, not only in terms of the number of villages (there are 300 lost per day), but also a loss of inherited wisdom, time-honed craft, and the sense of clan and community.

“These conditions are obviously exacerbated in China,” he said, “but every country around the world has to deal with them.”

Neri introduced two projects that demonstrate Neri&Hu’s efforts to reconcile the future with the past. The first: The Waterhouse at South Bund, a 19-room boutique hotel converted from a 1930s Japanese army building and completed in 2010. (The original concrete structure had three stories, which were largely kept intact; Neri & Hu added a fourth in Cor-Ten steel.) Showing an image of the lobby, with stripped concrete walls that evoke Shanghai’s nongtang lanes, Neri recalled that his design approach was initially unpopular. His own mother had queried whether the project was complete–and when he answered in the affirmative, she proceeded to ask whether the client had paid in full. His practice soon lost two major projects and was questioned by the government for two years. “But in the third year, they put it on the cover of Shanghai Tourism to attract people to come,” he said.

A more recent project, The Walled – Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat (2018), is situated in Yangzhou and modeled after a walled city, a local typology. “We recycled bricks from demolished buildings in neighboring areas to build this hotel,” Neri explained. The reclaimed walls, which merge tradition with modern architectural language, “became the guiding force that pulls the whole project together.” (This project was more quickly embraced, earning a spot on the Best New Hotel shortlist for this year’s Wallpaper* Design Awards.)

Having cemented their reputation as one of China’s foremost architecture and design practices, Neri&Hu received 400 project requests last year, of which they only accepted 15. “We really have to think through the process, whether we can do them and do them well,” he explains. With ongoing international projects in London, Porto, Stockholm, and Cologne, Neri notes that a strong grasp of context is particularly important to foreign architects. “We always send a team over to understand the places in which we are practicing, to learn about the weather, living conditions, the way people move in and out buildings,” he said.

He also noted that Neri&Hu’s holistic design approach, which extends to product and graphic design as well as urban planning, has been essential to the practice’s success. “The idea [of a Gesamtkunstwerk] is nothing new–they did in the Renaissance, then again during the Bauhaus movement,” he said. “But for us, it’s also a matter of survival. With clients that want everything done in 10 days, or yesterday, multidisciplinary design bides us time and give us control. We find it liberating.”

Neri concluded by urging the audience to expand their notions of sustainability beyond materials and material culture. “Sustainability is also about learning from the older generation. Younger generations tend to think they have to keep looking forward, and go faster and faster,” he said. “They forget their grandparents’ and parents’ wisdom. Which is why we talk about reflective nostalgia. It’s important not to forget about the past. We shouldn’t copy or monumentalize things, but we need to wistfully understand the lessons of history as we move ahead.”

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Trevor Noah Calls Out Kirsten Gillibrand for Past ‘Racist’ Policies

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This past weekend, during Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s first big Sunday show interview since she announced she is running for president in 2020, CNN’s Jake Tapper asked her a fairly straightforward question: “If Trump’s immigration positions are racist, were they racist when you held some of those positions as well?”

After a pause, she told Tapper, “They certainly weren’t empathetic, and they weren’t kind, and I did not think about suffering in other people’s lives.” Sen. Gillibrand explained that she only discovered how “wrong” she was about the issue after visiting Brooklyn and learning from Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez.

“Damn, Jake Tapper got her on that one,” Trevor Noah said Tuesday night during a Daily Show segment about the various apologies that have launched the early Democratic presidential campaigns this month. “It’s hard for her to say Trump’s policies are racist, but her identical policies were just unkind.”

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This past weekend, during Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s first big Sunday show interview since she announced she is running for president in 2020, CNN’s Jake Tapper asked her a fairly straightforward question: “If Trump’s immigration positions are racist, were they racist when you held some of those positions as well?”

After a pause, she told Tapper, “They certainly weren’t empathetic, and they weren’t kind, and I did not think about suffering in other people’s lives.” Sen. Gillibrand explained that she only discovered how “wrong” she was about the issue after visiting Brooklyn and learning from Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez.

“Damn, Jake Tapper got her on that one,” Trevor Noah said Tuesday night during a Daily Show segment about the various apologies that have launched the early Democratic presidential campaigns this month. “It’s hard for her to say Trump’s policies are racist, but her identical policies were just unkind.”

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Spider-Man, John Wick 3, and all the other new movie trailers from this past week

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Like I told you last week, the first half of January lacked any exciting trailers, but that was about to change. And that’s exactly what happened. In a matter of days, we saw not one, but two Spider-Man: Far From Home trailers — yes, the international version does count. Moreover, John Wick fans will be excited to see the first footage for Chapter 3. And then there’s the new Ghostbusters to talk about.

However, when it comes to new movies, it’s going to be a rather boring week at the box office, with M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass being the only blockbuster-sized movie launching this week.

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You Can’t Escape Your Past, Take It From Kevin Hart

Critics have blasted Kevin Hart and all those coming to his defense over homophobic comments that the comedian made between 2009 and 2011 on Twitter. The tweets resurfaced last week after it was announced that Hart would be the master of ceremonies at the 2019 Academy Awards. The 39-year-old actor initially refused to apologize for the controversial remarks, arguing in an Instagram video that he has since “evolved” and should not be held accountable for past mistakes. He, however, later issued a public apology on Twitter and stepped down from the hosting gig.

Since then, a number of prominent high-profile black comedians have rushed to Hart’s defense, including Tony Rock, Nick Cannon, and D.L. Hughley.

“So let me get this straight, a comedian tells a joke that offends people and refuses to apologize, and people want to know what I think of that,” said Hughley. The comic then went as far as to call a transgender woman who disagreed with his opinion a sexist slur.

Although Hughley and others argue that comedians are granted a creative license to use offensive language in the spirit of telling jokes, this truth remains the same: your past can, and likely will, come back to haunt you, especially in today’s digital landscape. As a result, this can tarnish your brand and cause you to miss out on endorsement deals and other opportunities.

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1. Present Your Best Self

Like in Hart’s case, how you present yourself online could be the deciding factor for whether or not an opportunity materializes into fruition. Even if you delete a controversial social media post, nothing on the internet is truly ever erased. So keep in mind that you never know who may have taken a screenshot of your post before you publicly undermine your job or a client, rant about a colleague or boss, or document yourself while under the influence.

2. Think Before You Tweet

Many people use social media as a platform to vent and express their grievances about life and its many upsets. Although it’s perfectly OK and normal to share your gripes with others online, sometimes it’s best to avoid posting in the heat of a moment, which can cause you to say something you’ll live to regret.

3. Be Authentic

People have a low tolerance for B.S. and can oftentimes sniff out those who front for the gram, i.e., that time Bow Wow was caught lying about flying around on a private jet. Hence, it’s imperative to be true to yourself when building your social media brand—just make sure it’s your best self, as stated in point No. 1.

4. Post With Intention

Social media platforms give you the ability to control what the world thinks of you and what you represent. Be sure that you’re creating an image that you can feel proud of and posting thoughts that don’t come with a shelf life.

5. What you wear on social media matters, too

According to author and Black Enterprise contributor Gayneté Jones:

Social media wardrobe choices are etched into the minds of viewers. Employers, potential clients, contractors, romantic interests, and other concerned parties usually seek to view your social media pages in the first instance, prior to meeting you in person or giving you a call to organize an important meeting. In a brief moment of scrolling through your page, viewers have obtained a solid impression of who you are and what they believe you represent.

Style expert, Perri Furbert adds, “Your wardrobe is a form of non-verbal communication and usually acts as a deciding interaction factor. People will, unfortunately, judge you based on what they see. It’s very important to express what you want to say to the world in your apparel.”

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Porsha Williams Stands Up For Her Fiance After RHOA Co-Stars Expose His Shady Past!

Most of the Real Housewives of Atlanta stars believe Porsha Williams’ fiance Dennis McKinley is a huge playboy, but apparently, the woman couldn’t care less! In fact, the reality TV star made sure to defend the man against all of those who doubt he’s good for her.

For Porsha, the past doesn’t seem to matter!

The RHOA star thinks that whether Dennis had many relationships or not before committing to her, it is not important!

That being said, she had quite the clap back for all those, and that includes Kandi Burruss, who started the rumors Dennis is a player in the first place!

During an interview for E! News’ Daily Pop, Porsha argued: ‘Allegations are allegations. People sit around what they think they know, or whatever about the past, everybody has a past. He’s not gonna sit up and deny everything word for word. He’s a businessman, he’s out making money somewhere.’

As fans remember, Kandi and her pals, Jami and Carmon were the ones to bring up Dennis’ past during the latest episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Apparently, Porsha’s fiance might have dated more than just one woman at a time over the years.

Furthermore, it was even suggested that he and Porsha actually met while he was in another relationship and he cheated on that girlfriend with her!

Other rumors say he would gift his past flings expensive Rolex watches and even get their names tattooed on him!

Sure enough, Porsha’s name is now inked on his thigh, and the woman also owes a watch from that brand!

Still, despite all the allegations, Porsha has been over the moon since getting pregnant with Dennis and also getting engaged back on October 1!

Is it really a perfect modern fairytale and people are just jealous of their happiness or should Porsha be worried he’ll cheat again?

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John Oliver Exposes Acting AG Matt Whitaker’s ‘Completely Disqualifying’ Past

John Oliver typically starts his HBO show with a “quick recap of the week.” But the Last Week Tonight host spent longer than usual on Sunday digging into the man President Donald Trump has chosen to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

After running down some highlights from the midterm elections, Oliver explained that on Wednesday Trump “did the thing that we’ve all kind of been bracing for,” finally firing Sessions and appointing Matt Whitaker to be his acting replacement. “And everything about that appointment is weird,” Oliver said, noting that instead of promoting Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein he decided to “shove white Shrek into the job.”

“And that is troubling for any number of reasons,” he continued, “from the fact that he’s been a regular critic of the Mueller investigation to his questionable judicial philosophy.” But the “most eye-catching” thing in Whitaker’s background, Oliver said, was the patent company that he served on the advisory board for and is now under investigation by the FBI for allegedly defrauding its clients. “World Patent Marketing was a scam,” he declared.

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Europe’s top banks ease past ECB’s latest stress tests; Barclays ranks lowest

Results of the stress test of Europe's bigger banks released Friday revealed that all of the financial institutions in the EU wide examination passed the European Central Bank's "adverse scenario".
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Watch Andrew Lincoln’s ‘TWD’ Costars (Past and Present!) Say Goodbye

Moving on is hard to do – but the cast of The Walking Dead couldn’t be more grateful for the time they had with Andrew Lincoln. The actor, who has played Rick Grimes since the show’s debut in 2010, will make his final appearance on the drama on Sunday, November 4. Ahead of the episode, the cast – both present and past – filmed a goodbye video for the 45-year-old star.

Scott Wilson, who filmed his return cameo on The Walking Dead before his death at the age of 76 on October 6, opened the video, getting emotional the moment he said Lincoln’s name. “I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Lincoln once more so that was really a great day for me,” he said in the video. Wilson appeared in 32 episodes of the show as Hershel, Maggie’s dad, and was killed in season 4.

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He wasn’t the only past star who appeared in the video. Sonequa Martin-Green, who portrayed Sasha for five years on the show, also chimed in. “To see someone who has that level of excellence and maintains that level of excellence, brings it out in you,” she said. Michael Cudlitz (Abraham), Chad Coleman (Tyreese) and Lennie James (Morgan) also took part in the video.

One of the most touching moments in the video were the remarks made by Danai Gurira, who plays the badass Michonne, who happens to be Rick’s girlfriend. “He’s the sort of leader who is like, ‘I want the story to open up for others,’” she said. “I really do think he’s the best leading man on television, and I haven’t worked with everybody but I just believe that.”

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The video ends with a comment from Steven Yeun, who portrayed Glenn Rhee in the series and was killed during the season 7 premiere. “I keep racking my brain to figure out something to say and every single thing kind of fails that,” he said. “So, all I really wanna say is, ‘Andy, I love you.’”

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A blast from the past: French couple exhibits 3,000 objects from World War One

Vases carved out of shrapnel are displayed next to soldiers’ uniforms and a warplane figurine made out of the remains of a Zeppelin: welcome to the World War One-themed home of Chantal and Serge Giudice.


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Prairie Chic Is Back, Even if the Past Wasn’t So Pretty

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For some, the New York fashion world has begun to resemble a sewing circle. Prairie chic is in enough for the New York Times to declare that 2018 has birthed “a whole new breed of pioneer woman. Call her the Urban Prairie Girl (U.P.G?).”

You can spot a U.P.G. toughening up her high-neck collar, lace hemline, and floral printed frock with Fila sneakers or combat boots. Though she would find Laura Ingalls Wilder’s description of Native Americans in Little House on the Prairie offensive, the U.P.G. can’t help but cave to the nostalgia she feels watching the ‘70s television remake.

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The Stock Market Cleaned Out Billionaires Over the Past Week. Here’s Who Lost the Most

Billionaires have won big in the long-running bull market that may be teetering on the edge of ending. But they’re also set to lose big. Over the past week, the world’s wealthiest have collectively dropped about $ 50 billion in estimated net worth.

What’s $ 50 billion among the world’s uber-rich? Enough to leave a mark, that’s for sure, but they aren’t hurting for cash–yet. For perspective though, in addition to being the amount of evaporating wealth, $ 50 billion is also the amount of the U.S. trade deficit in July, the first round of Trump’s tariffs against China, and the market value of Target–with $ 5 billion to spare.

So how exactly has the stock market selloff impacted the net worth of world’s richest people? Here’s who took the biggest bath this week, and how much it cost them:

Jeff Bezos (-$ 15 billion)

Amazon’s founder, the world’s richest person, stood to lose the most. And that he did. Jeff Bezos’ net worth dropped from $ 161 billion a week ago down to $ 140 billion on Thursday. That still puts him standing arms akimbo on top of the heap of lesser billionaires, but his company’s focus on consumer goods, which could be further affected by import tariffs and trade wars, could push him closer to more diversified super rich.

Bernard Arnault (-$ 5.9 billion)

Arnault is the longtime chairman and chief executive of LVMH (Mo?t Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE), the world’s largest luxury goods company. He’s also the richest person in Europe, and accordingly, his net worth went down with the crash, from $ 73.5 billion to $ 67.6 billion. At one point, he was down to $ 66.9 billion, but his portfolio seems to be rebounding already.

Warren Buffet (-$ 5.4 billion)

Even the Oracle of Omaha couldn’t predict the market volatility of this past week. Buffet initially saw gains from the $ 90 billion he started with a week ago, climbing to $ 92 billion by Oct. 9. But ultimately, he came crashing down, finishing Oct. 11 with an estimated $ 84.6 billion

Pony Ma (-$ 4 billion)

The China-based Tencent is one of the world’s largest Internet companies, and Pony Ma (Ma Huateng) is the founder, chairman, and chief executive, and maintains extensive holdings in the company. While Tencent dominates Chinese gaming, chat, investment, and other arenas, the global stock pullback pushed his net worth from $ 32 billion down to $ 28 billion.

Bill Gates (-$ 3.9 billion)

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has shifted out of the fast-paced life of a technology dominator into the role of public-health and education philanthropist. But despite regular transfers of wealth to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, he doesn’t find himself pulling his pockets inside out for change. Gates, the second-richest person in the world, saw his worth drop from $ 98.7 billion to $ 94.80 billion in the last week.

Larry Page (-$ 3.8 billion)

Google co-founder Larry Page remains actively involved in the management of Alphabet, the holding company of Google and other ventures, has been buffeted lately by concerns about the company navigating forward with a reported China-targeted search engine acceptable that country’s censors, and military-contracting work. Page’s net worth dropped from $ 57.10 to $ 53.30 billion since Oct. 4.

Fran?ois Pinault (-$ 3.8 billion)

Fran?ois Pinault, among France’s richest people and the head of one of the nation’s wealthiest families, is the 82-year-old self-made billionaire behind Kering, which owns a large array of luxury-goods brands, like Gucci, LVMH, and Yves Saint Laurent. He also personally owns Christie’s, the long-established auction house. His portfolio slumped from $ 32.4 billion to $ 28.6 billion.

Sergey Brin (-$ 3.6 billion)

Google’s other co-founder has similar holdings and suffered similar losses as his partner, Larry Page, with Sergey Brin dropping from a reported $ 55.6 billion to $ 52 billion.

Frank Wang (-$ 2.54 billion)

Frank Wang may seem like an outlier and a relative unknown in this list, with a net worth estimated on Oct. 11 of just $ 6.74 billion. But he’s also one of the biggest net losers, dropping from $ 9.28 billion in the last week. Wang’s holdings are tied up in DJI, the biggest maker of commercial and civilian drones in the world, and a company he founded in 2006. As a privately held company, estimates of his net worth over the short term may be more volatile, but DJI has a high degree of exposure to Trump’s trade wars with China from several angles, including the cost of raw goods globally and import tariffs imposed on the lucrative American market potentially reducing revenue.

Steve Ballmer (-$ 2.4 billion)

Bill Gates’s earliest lieutenant, Ballmer took over Microsoft for several years and missed out on the mobile revolution. Forced from the company, he’s found solace in $ 40.1 billion of personal wealth, down from $ 42.50 billion a week ago–and his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA basketball team.

Mark Zuckerberg (-$ 2.1 billion)

Despite the many investigations, disclosures, and security problems Facebook has faced in recent months, Mark Zuckerberg saw the least losses among his dot-com peers. He was worth $ 62.9 billion a week ago, and now $ 60.8 billion.

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Nicki Minaj reflects on abusive relationships from her past

Hip hop star Nicki Minaj reflected on painful memories as she opened up about abusive relationships from her past.

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Looking back at past Yankees wild card games heading into do-or-die matchup with A’s

The Yankees and A’s, two teams well acclimated to the highly-debated wild card system, will battle it out Wednesday night for a chance to take on Boston in the ALDS.

Let’s take a look at the Bronx Bombers’ history in the do-or-die wild card game, infamously introduced for the 2012 season.

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