9 celebrities who changed their names during their careers

The majority of singers who have changed their stage names in a big publicity stunt end up changing them back. In one of the well-known pop star moves in history, Prince became The Artist Formerly Known as Prince. Christina Aguilera was known as Xtina when she tried to create an edgier persona. The number of celebrities who have changed their real names is really, really long. Some change their names for good — Lady Gaga wasn’t born Lady Gaga and Emma Stone’s real name is Emily. But some change them for publicity or a new image, and then change them back. All of these celebrities changed their stage names when… Read More

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Galaxy S10 leak shows hole-punch display and cryptocurrency wallet

Following the first leak of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 a few weeks back, more images have surfaced of the flagship phone’s hole-punch display. The new leak also offers a first look at the Samsung Blockchain KeyStore app. The images were posted by Twitter user Ben Geskin, and first spotted by SamMobile. The native cryptocurrency wallet app is described on the splash page as a “secure and convenient place for your cryptocurrency,” and will offer users the ability to import currencies like Ethereum, as well as use biometric authentication for security. New #GalaxyS10 live images leak with ‘Samsung Blockchain KeyStore’ (images via @GregiPfister89) pic.twitter.com/g0FipTooe6 — Ben Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) January 23,… Read More

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This is the only shower cap that’s ever actually kept all of my hair dry — it’s pricey at $43, but worth it

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Shhhowercap, a brand known for creating shower accessories that are equally fashionable and functional, has reinvented the shower cap for a new generation. Their design keeps hair dry while preserving style with a patented hydrophobic, breathable, nanotech fabric. Besides functionality, Shhhowercap is bringing aesthetically pleasing shower caps to market. Their range includes bright colors and seasonal prints, all executed in the brand’s signature pleat-front style. The Shhhowercap is a game changer for women with thick, long, or curly hair who have been let… Read More

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University of Utah Health and Intermountain donate $500K to mothers’ milk bank

SALT LAKE CITY — University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare are donating $250,000 each over the coming year to Mountain West Mothers’ Milk Bank. The nonprofit bank collects donated milk in Utah and Idaho and then sends it to Mothers’ Milk Bank — a program of Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation — in Denver for processing and distribution. The donations will allow Mountain West Mothers’ Milk Bank to move into a new, larger facility, as well as provide equipment and operational support to conduct human milk pasteurization and milk distribution in the Utah region. The organization’s target is to be moved in and have pasteurization up and running by… Read More

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New Oilers GM will inherit tall task, but it won’t be Mission: Impossible

EDMONTON — “There is something in the water here in Edmonton.” As the latest CEO stepped behind the latest microphone to announce the latest firing which will lead to the latest rebuild in Edmonton, these were the words that really stood out. “There is something in the water,” said Bob Nicholson. After missing the playoffs for 11 of the last 12 years, the Oilers are soon to hire their fifth general manager in a dozen seasons. He will subsequently hire the ninth head coach in the same time frame. By my count, it is Rebuild 4.0. Though Nicholson begs to differ on that count. “We’re not into a rebuild, I… Read More

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The most popular candy bar in every state

INSIDER Data gathered information from Google Trends to figure out what the most popular candy bar is in every state. The three most googled candy bars countrywide were KitKats, Snickers, and Reese’s. Snickers was the clear favorite throughout the Midwest and the West Coast. Whether you have a sweet tooth or not, sometimes it’s impossible to say no to a piece of sweet, sweet candy, especially with Valentine’s Day around the corner. INSIDER Data used stats from Google Trends to determine what the most Googled candy bars are countrywide. Turns out America likes Reese’s, Snickers, and KitKats most of all. Of the three, a whopping 33 states prefer Snickers, a… Read More

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Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital is raising a $250 million credit fund for crypto firms in need of cash

Galaxy Digital, founded by bitcoin king Michael Novogratz, is raising at least $250 million for a credit fund to offer loans to cryptocurrency firms, according to people familiar with the matter. Borrowers will be able to get a loan by using cryptocurrencies, buildings, and cryptocurrency mining machines as collateral. Galaxy has been lending to crypto firms on its balance sheet since last year, and it has seen growing demand from borrowers amid the downturn in cryptocurrency. Galaxy Digital, the crypto bank founded by former Goldman Sachs partner Michael Novogratz, is raising at least $250 million for a credit fund to offer US dollar loans to crypto firms, according to people… Read More

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Halladay’s family requests pitcher wear generic team cap in Hall of Fame

Roy Halladay’s family has requested the pitcher wear neither a Toronto Blue Jays nor Philadelphia Phillies cap on his Cooperstown plaque, his wife, Brandy, announced on Wednesday. Brandy Halladay was flanked by her two sons following today’s hall of fame press conference in New York. After she revealed that the family’s wishes are for Roy to go into Cooperstown not as a Blue Jay or Phillie, I asked her how they came upon the decision. Her answer: pic.twitter.com/6G0fCobCMQ — Arash Madani (@ArashMadani) January 23, 2019 The Baseball Hall of Fame is expected to make an official announcement regarding Roy Halladay’s plaque later on Wednesday. Brandy Halladay shared her family’s desire… Read More

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