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12/24/18
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Escape Rooms have taken our country by storm. Within a fixed amount of time, groups of friends and strangers are challenged to solve puzzles and complete little challenges in a locked room. It’s all fun and games for some, but for the five strangers in Escape Room there’s more at stake — and much more to lose — when

12/18/18
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Studio@Gizmodo for Pantene Gold Series
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With the plethora of haircare blogs, vlogs, and forums out there, it can be tough to know how to separate tress truth from hair hearsay. That is, unless you have the expertise of someone who’s made a career out of keeping strands and scalps on point. In this video, hair expert Aingeel Talley fields common queries

12/14/18
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Tresses and scalp feeling gorgeous except for that little annoyance that just won’t quit? Nothing takes the fun out of styling quicker than a dilemma that seems determined to test your roots, your locks, and your patience.

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12/12/18
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Giaco Furino for HBO's Room 104
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What stories lie behind the doors of a motel room? What aching hearts, screams of joy, broken dreams, and fresh new starts wait just past that threshold? In HBO’s anthology series Room 104, each episode can be about, well… anything, as long as it follows one simple rule: The stories have to take place inside the

12/10/18
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Giaco Furino for Udemy
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In an ideal world, we would spend our college years soaking in new ideas, learning everything we could, and wrestling with big questions about the nature of life. In reality, for many of us, college was about partying hard, arguing with roommates over a sink full of dishes, and accidentally sleeping through Intro To

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Rachel Mosely for Secret
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It may be easy to forget that black women still make 63 cents for every dollar a white, non-Hispanic man makes. Latinas make about 54 cents on that same dollar. But if there’s anything that the history of working women of color in the United States has taught us, it’s that we’ll fight until we’ve earned every cent we

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12/4/18
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On average, a black woman makes $.63 as compared to each dollar earned by a white man, which means she would have to work more than half a year more than her male counterparts just to make the same amount. For certain non-black women of color, it can take even longer.

11/20/18
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Louie Pearlman, Kim Cowans, and Maddy Mako for Vector by Anki
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Who hasn’t dreamt of a future in which robotic companions can cook us dinner, answer our tough questions, and be our mechanical pals? In this fantasy, our robot servants provide for our every need. We may not quite be there yet, but Vector by Anki, a robot billed as “smart enough to take over the world, but nice

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11/19/18
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Giaco Furino for HBO's Room 104
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The Westhampton Seabreeze Motel sits on the corner of Seabreeze Avenue and the roaring Montauk highway, its faded sign looming large in the front yard. The motel is located near the Westhampton beach in the small Long Island hamlet of Westhampton. With a population of around three thousand, Westhampton, like the other

11/16/18
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Tony Carnevale for Microsoft
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Laptops are like most things in life: You get what you pay for. A $2000 laptop is pretty much guaranteed to outshine a $500 one. But if you’ve only got $500 to spend, how can you be sure you’re getting the very best machine you can? Here are some of the best Windows laptops at a few different prices, so you can

11/8/18
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Tony Carnevale for Best Buy
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The world of tech offers a wide range of compelling and cool gift ideas, but there are so many options that it can be a overwhelming. Fortunately, the staff of Best Buy — colloquially known as “Blue Shirts” due to, well, you can probably figure it out — have curated a list of gift ideas that will help you start

11/1/18
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Rachel Mosely for Airbnb
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If you ask Mikaila Brown, a fashion expert with a Ph.D. in anthropology, what she does for a living, she’ll explain that she aims to do “for fashion what Anthony Bourdain did for food.” But for Brown, who has an unusual combination of talents, the road from big dream to functional career wasn’t exactly straightforward.

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10/24/18
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Giaco Furino for Thrivent Mutual Funds
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Starting to invest may sound like an impossible task, but it doesn’t have to be. With a solid plan and a bit of financial mindfulness, you’ll find it’s easier to get your finances together than you’d expect. Just follow these simple suggestions, and you’ll be ready to invest in no time.

10/10/18
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Kyle Ackerman and Giaco Furino for TradeStation
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If you’ve ever watched a movie or TV show about Wall Street, you’ve probably seen the traders, ties hanging loosely around their necks, frantically staring at their terminals while trying to make millions or billions for themselves or their firms. Sweat-soaked with bulging eyes, these pop culture depictions paint a

10/10/18
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Giaco Furino for Shell
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You don’t need to be a professional race car driver to appreciate a fast and productive pit stop. Whether you’re on your way to a meeting, shuttling a caravan of hangry tweens to a soccer match, or headed out for a cross-country road trip, getting in and out of a gas station as quickly and efficiently as possible is

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