iPhone Upgrade Program members can get a ‘head start’ when upgrading to an iPhone X

Preorders for the iPhone X begin on October 27th, and supplies are expected to be limited. If you’re a member of the iPhone Upgrade Program, you might have a chance to streamline the ordering process when preorders begin. Apple announced that members of the program can get a head start on the ordering process on Monday, October 23rd. The banner points members to the Apple Store app so that they “can speed through checkout on 10.27.” This doesn’t mean that IUP members are jumping the line, but getting members through the program’s loan eligibility process. That should let those members streamline their checkout process on Friday by eliminating a couple… Read More

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Trump said he called the families of ‘virtually everybody’ who died in service — but internal White House-Pentagon emails tell a different story

President Trump said he called the families of “virtually” every servicemember killed in action since his inuaguration Emails obtained by Roll Call tell a different story When President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he had contacted the families of “virtually everybody” who had been killed in the military since he took office, the White House did not even have an updated list of those who had died in action, according to an internal Department of Defense email obtained by Roll Call. After Trump made the comment on Fox News Radio, White House advisers reportedly rushed to reach out to the Pentagon for a list of all the servicemembers who had… Read More

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5 manners people don’t use anymore — for good reason

Manners have changed throughout history. The Greeks, for example, dined while reclining on beds. Before the Renaissance, tablecloths were used as napkins. Today, we have done away with many old-fashioned manners — and in most cases, we’re better for it. You want to come across like a decent, civilized person, right? Good manners are key. That being said, it’s a fairly common complaint that society has completely lost its grasp on basic manners. It’s a somewhat misguided idea, though. Manners aren’t static concepts. Etiquette varies across cultures and sometimes fades away with time. For example, today, you’d be upset if your friend cleaned their hands on your nice, new tablecloth.… Read More

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Everything we know about the real Kansas serial killer teased on Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’

Warning: Spoilers ahead for “Mindhunter,” including discussion of a possible second season plot. Netflix’s new true-crime-inspired drama “Mindhunter” is based on the real story of the FBI’s 1970s research into psychopaths and the behavior of serial killers. Throughout the first season, an unnamed man who works for ADT is shown at the start of seven episodes, and he’s based on a real murderer known as the “BTK Killer,” though his real name is Dennis Rader. All of the interviews of serial killers conducted by Holden Ford and Bill Tench in the show are pulled straight from the nonfiction book by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker, “Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite… Read More

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New trailers: Black Panther, The Chi, Godless, and more

I’ve really been enjoying the selection of offbeat, smaller films that Amazon picks up for Prime. One of those is Paterson, the Jim Jarmusch movie that has Adam Driver playing a bus driver named Paterson in the city of Paterson. It’s slow and odd, and it’s hard to imagine a movie like that finding a space where it can really be given its due. There’s a lot of stress and strangeness and pleasant day-to-day oddities to enjoy in Paterson, but one thing that really stands out is how well it manages to create tension at pretty much a moment’s notice. Paterson (the character) regularly ties up his girlfriend’s dog outside… Read More

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I Tested $346 Worth Of Primers To See If They Actually Do Anything

The perfect face primer has long been my beauty unicorn. I’d estimate my combination skin to be somewhere in the ballpark of 70% dry and 30% oily, so finding a primer that keeps my T-zone matte, without stripping my skin of all moisture, has always eluded me. What’s more, if I’m going to add an extra step to my morning routine, it better be fast, smell good, and make makeup application that much easier, which hasn’t exactly been my experience. If you’re anything like me, hearing a friend or co-worker gush about their godsend primer always ends with one thought: What am I missing here?! To get to the bottom… Read More

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The Coolest Hair & Makeup Looks Coming Out Of London Right Now

Yes, London Fashion Week was a whirlwind of amazing outfits but TBH we’re still reeling over the makeup looks (we are the beauty dept, after all). Industry leaders Val Garland, Pat McGrath, and Guido Palau brandished their makeup brushes and blowdryers backstage at all of our favorite shows and now we can’t wait to try every concept. Morning-after makeup popped up at several shows, including Shrimps, Ryan Lo, Christopher Kane, and Sophia Webster, who all followed the call of the disco ball with glitter and glimmer. The up-all-night theme continued at Topshop, Erdem, and Clio Peppiatt, where hairstylists used products to give locks a lived-in, sweaty sheen. Perfect for a… Read More

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