Politics

March 21, 2019

WATCH: How Fox helps Trump weaken our democracy

While the feedback loop between President Donald Trump and Fox News has been well established, less attention has been paid to the effect that Fox News' propaganda has on its viewership. A new study comparing the sentiments of Fox viewers to non-viewer...
March 21, 2019

Kushner accused of using private messaging for official White House business

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a senior White House aide, uses private messaging services to conduct official government business, according to new information released Thursday by congressional Democrats. As a candidate, Trump, his surrogates, and his supporters repeatedly advocated for locking candidate Hillary Clinton in prison for using a private email server to […]
March 21, 2019

Fox viewers think Trump’s the best president, and that’s far from their worst misconception.

If there was any doubt about the dangerously divisive impact of Fox News on U.S. democracy, a new poll by a team of progressive researchers underscores the delusional effects the cable network’s pseudo information has on Republican-leaning supporters. Nearly eight-in-10 of the Republicans who watch Fox News told pollsters that President Donald Trump is the […]
March 21, 2019

MAGAbomber Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty

Less than six months after he mailed homemade bombs to frequent targets of right-wing conspiracist ire, so-called “MAGAbomber” Cesar Sayoc pleaded guilty Thursday to multiple felonies. Sayoc had initially entered a not-guilty plea in federal court after being charged with 65 counts pursuant to the mailbombing campaign. The reasons for his change of heart were […]
March 21, 2019

ISIS is ‘gone’: Trump takes credit for something that hasn’t even happened

President Donald Trump on Wednesday promised that the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) will be “gone by tonight.” Holding up a paper printout showing ISIS-held territory in Syria and Iraq, Trump told reporters “…everything in the red — this was on Election Night in 2016 — everything red is ISIS. When I took it over, it was […]
March 21, 2019

Jacinda Ardern’s ‘no notoriety’ response to New Zealand mosque shootings has paid off

In the United States, there have already been more than 60 mass shootings in 2019, according to statistics compiled by the Gun Violence Archive. In New Zealand, such events do not happen with the same frequency, and the country’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern is taking on the challenge of ensuring that it stays that way. […]

Trends

March 9, 2019

Top 50 Romance-Inspired Ideas in March – From VR Valentine’s Day Pop-Ups to Breadstick Bouquets (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) The March 2019 romance trends are full of obscure Valentine's Day gift ideas, unique wedding ceremonies, niche dating apps, themed pop-up events, and more. In preparation for spring break,...
March 9, 2019

Top 50 Furniture Innovations for March – From Millennial Couches to Musical Overhead Lighting (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) A beautiful home can inspire creativity, and this list of March 2019 furniture innovations displays countless examples of modern and aesthetically pleasing pieces of home and office decor. From...
March 8, 2019

Lasagna-Flavored Noodle Cups – Nissin’s Newest Instant Ramen Cup Channels a Classic Italian Dish (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) Nissin Big Cup Noodles puts an unconventional take on the classic instant ramen cup with experimental flavors like chicken nuggets and pizza or meals that feature 10 times more meat than usual. Now,...
March 8, 2019

Customizable Leave-In Hair Treatments – Function of Beauty’s No-Rinse Product Suits All Hair Types (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) The kinds of hair products that people with curly, coily, straight and wavy hair use are often very different but Function of Beauty is introducing a first-of-its-kind customizable leave-in hair...
March 7, 2019

Psychedelia-Inspired Clothing Pop-Ups – Dries Van Noten Celebrates Its SS19 with Verner Panton’s Art (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) Luxe label Dries Van Noten's clothing pop-up at Opening Ceremony Los Angeles boasts psychedelic undertones. The activation is celebrating the high fashion label's recently debuted Spring/...
March 7, 2019

High-Quality Frozen Seafood Lines – Young’s Launched a Variety of Premium Frozen Seafood Products (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) Young's introduces a new line of premium seafood goods that are frozen and readily prepared to serve—the UL-based seafood label highlight three new products. There are lightly battered...
March 6, 2019

Savory Almond-Based Dips – Kite Hill Introduced Plant-Based Dips in French Onion & Ranch Varieties (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) Kite Hill is known for its range of almond milk yogurts and other plant-powered products and now, the plant-based brand is expanding its offerings to include two savory, plant-based dips. These all-...
March 6, 2019

Record-Breaking Luxury Cars – This Bugatti Hypercar is the Epitome of Elite Elegance and Style (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) The Bugatti hypercar — which was debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, captured the attention of the audience by way of its luxe aesthetics and its extravagant price. Potentially breaking a record,...
March 4, 2019

Plant-Powered Cold Cuts – Woolworths’ Sliced Cold Cuts are Made with Pea Protein, Veggies & Herbs (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) Woolworths recently launched a new line of sliced cold cuts with options for vegans and vegetarian consumers. These meat alternatives are prepared with pea protein, vegetables and herbs, with the...

Latest from the World

March 22, 2019

Samsung’s lightning-fast EVO microSD cards start at just $8 in this Amazon sale

Today is definitely the day to stock up on memory cards because Amazon is running a killer sale on some of the best-selling microSD cards on the planet. Samsung's blazing-fast EVO line of microSD cards feature data transfer speeds of up to 100 MB/s. Note that we're talking megaBYTES and not megaBITS. In other words, these things are crazy fast! Prices start at just $7.99 for 32GB cards, which is just nuts. 64GB cards are only $10.99 each, while the best-selling size — 128GB — is on sale for $19.99. If you want even more space, 256GB cards are down to $39.99 a piece. What are you waiting for!?

Here's what you need to know from the product page:

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March 22, 2019

10 movies and shows to watch on Netflix before they’re removed in April

If, for whatever reason, you've been waiting for the right time to rewatch all of the James Bond 007 movies currently available on Netflix, now is the time to embark on that endeavor. On April 1st, Netflix is losing a huge chunk of them -- eleven, to be exact -- including some of the best movies in the franchise, such as Casino Royale and Goldfinger. There will still be several Bond films left, but you'll have to go elsewhere for a full marathon. Other highlights include Heat, Seven, Silver Linings Playbook, and I Love You, Man. And if you want to try to cram an entire TV series into the next week or so, both Luther and Disney's Star Wars: The Clone Wars are departing in April as well. Try to make some time between NCAA Tournament games this weekend. Here are the ten best movies that Netflix is dumping next month, and the date on which they will be dumped. If you don’t watch them before then, you might never get to see them on Netflix at all: Once you’ve had your fill of content that will be disappearing from Netflix next month, you can check out the full list of movies, shows and specials being added to Netflix in April to take their place.
March 22, 2019

Abusive wife jailed for life for husband’s murder

Hannegret Donnelly beat her husband with objects, including a rolling pin, as part of "systematic" abuse.
March 22, 2019

Libby Squire: Hull student’s death ‘potential homicide’

Police say the 21-year-old student, whose body was found in the Humber estuary, may have been killed.
March 22, 2019

It’s not too late to get Anker’s hottest true wireless earbuds at the lowest price of 2019

If you want cord-free Bluetooth earbuds that offer great sound and battery life from a company you know only releases high-quality products, there's a deal on Amazon that you're definitely going to want to check out. The Soundcore Liberty Neo Truly-Wireless Earbuds by Anker offer fantastic sound quality and great battery life, so they're a bargain at $65. That's less than half of what Apple charges for AirPods! But if you pick up a pair right now before Amazon's sale ends, you'll only pay $49.99.

Here are the bullet points from the product page:

  • 【Breathtaking Sound】Exceptional clarity delivered via Graphene drivers with deep, resonant bass.
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  • 【12-Hour Playtime】Get 3.5 hours' playtime from a single charge and 9 extra hours in the compact charging case.
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  • 【IPX5 Protection】Resists liquids for workouts in the sun or songs in the rain.
March 22, 2019

Charlottesville residents say school threats represent the persistent danger of white supremacy

More than 4,000 students in Charlottesville, Virginia, were forced to stay home for the second straight day after an anonymous poster threatened to launch an “ethnic cleansing” at one of the city’s high schools. Residents say it’s further proof of the persistent danger of white supremacy in the United States. The threat originated on Thursday […]
March 22, 2019

Bop Shop: Songs From Lizzo, Everglow, Jamila Woods, And More

This week's Bop Shop consists of some of our favorite tunes this week from a myriad of artists including Shura, Stella Donnelly, Bear Hands, and more
March 22, 2019

Brexit’s fate ‘is in British hands’, says Donald Tusk

European Council president says "anything is possible" before 12 April - including a much longer delay.
March 22, 2019

Proposal for 60,000-square-foot NJ megamansion spooks neighbors: ‘It’s a monstrosity’

This place is going to make the White House look like a shack.
March 22, 2019

Huge ‘Avengers: Endgame’ spoilers were hiding in plain sight in the second trailer

Marvel released a second full trailer for Avengers: Endgame last week, and we’ve already analyzed it shot by shot as we sought out details about the upcoming Avengers adventure. Even still, it turns out we watched the trailer the wrong way and missed a big spoiler because of the way the video was formatted. There were different aspect ratios for the YouTube and Instagram versions of the trailer, and the latter showed us that Ant-Man will be rolling around with the miniaturized Hank Pym lab once he comes out of the Quantum Realm. On top of all that, we have two more huge Endgame spoilers for you that were hiding in plain sight in the second trailer. YouTube is easily the best place to watch trailers, especially for epic releases such as Avengers 4, because you can stop the clip whenever you want and look carefully for more details. Take the following shot, for example. We have Hawkeye somewhere on a farm teaching someone how to use a bow and arrows. In the background, you can see other people, presumably his family. Who is his apprentice? Is it his daughter? Is it Kate Bishop? Well, an eagle-eyed Redditor observed something we missed. Hawkeye isn’t Hawkeye here. He’s just Clint Barton, enjoying his house arrest. How can we tell? Check out his ankle monitor. https://www.reddit.com/r/marvelstudios/comments/b1exq0/notice_clints_ankle_monitor_from_the_deal_he_took/ This means the scene above happens after the deal Clint and Scott Lang took following the events of Civil War. We know from Ant-Man and the Wasp that Scott was on house arrest during the movie, right until the very end. That means the scene above is some sort of flashback in Endgame. It’s still unclear whether it’s related to the snap, but it sure looks like Marvel is finally going to show us what Clint was up to while Thanos decimated half of all known life in the universe. The second spoiler also involves Hawkeye, particularly the scene from the trailer where he and his best friend Natasha share a moment: We thought they were on a Quinjet going someplace, but it turns out that’s the Benatar. MCU Cosmic’s Jeremy Conrad shared the following image on Twitter a few days ago to prove it: https://twitter.com/ManaByte/status/1107104113307717632 Clint and Natasha are almost in the same place on the ship where Gamora and Star-Lord stood in Infinity War. But unlike the Guardians, these two humans aren’t in space. Just look over Nat’s shoulder and you’ll spot city lights similar to what we see in the trailer. Did Nat take the Benatar over to Japan to collect Clint? We have no idea, but this scene confirms that Tony Stark and Nebula will return to Earth, and they'll use the new spaceship to travel sometime between Nat’s short blonde hair and her long red hairstyle with blonde accents.
March 22, 2019

Papa John’s announces Shaquille O’Neal as new board member, ambassador for brand

Shaquille O’Neal announced Friday that he will be the company’s first African-American board member.
March 22, 2019

Muslims Reflect On The Power Of Jummah Following The New Zealand Attacks

"You feel a sense of community and that you belong somewhere": One week after the terrorist attacks on two New Zealand mosques, Muslim people reflect on the power of their weekly prayer.
March 22, 2019

30 years after Exxon Valdez, new perspectives on fossil fuel dangers

By Sarah Sax Shortly after midnight on March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez  — an oil tanker carrying 53 million gallons of North Slope crude oil  — hit a reef in the Gulf of Alaska, ripping half a dozen holes in the hull of the ship. More than 11 million gallons of crude oil leaked […]
March 22, 2019

Amazon sale slashes prices on the little box your cable company hates, today only

If you're like us and pretty much everyone else in the country who pays for cable internet, you hate paying for cable internet. Well, we would happily pay for internet access if it wasn't to a monopoly that lobbied for exclusive access to each region and then overcharged us as much as possible. There are plenty of bogus fees from your cable company that you can't do anything about, and it stinks. But there's one charge of a whopping $10 per month that you're going to eliminate right now.

Cable companies charge you $10 a month to use their modems. You might not even realize it, but if you look at your bill right now you'll find a modem rental fee. If you buy your own modem and return theirs, however, you won't have to pay that fee any longer. Amazon is running a one-day Gold Box sale on cable modems with prices starting at just $55.99. Buy a modem of your choosing, activate it with your cable company using the instructions in the box, and then return the modem you rented from them. Presto, we just saved you $120 a year!

Check out all of the discounted modems below, and remember this sale is only good on Friday.