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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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How to share your location from an Android device with any contact, even if they don't have a Google account

Posted: 21 Jan 2020 10:09 AM PST

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  • You can share your location on an Android device by using the Google Maps "Location sharing" feature.
  • This feature lets you share your Android's location with anyone in your contacts list.
  • You can share your location with contacts who have Google accounts, as well as those who don't.
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Google Maps has a feature that lets you share your Android device's location with your contacts – a huge convenience for get-togethers in unfamiliar places. 

Help all your friends get to the party safely by following our guide on how to share your location using an Android device.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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Read the pitch deck that buzzy startup Devoted Health used to reach a $1.8 billion valuation before it signed up a single customer

Posted: 21 Jan 2020 10:07 AM PST

Devoted Health wants to change the way the U.S. takes care of its senior citizens, and it has big plans in its first five years to do just that.

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The startup, which has been gathering lots of buzz in the last year, was founded to sell private health insurance plans to U.S. seniors, a market that is growing rapidly as Baby Boomers age.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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'Stranger Things' stars Millie Bobby Brown and Noah Schnapp posted a video of them doing the renegade TikTok challenge dance at the SAG Awards

Posted: 21 Jan 2020 10:05 AM PST

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I rode Africa's first superfast bullet train that could go from New York to Washington, DC, in 90 minutes, and I understand why it's controversial

Posted: 21 Jan 2020 10:01 AM PST

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  • In November 2018, Morocco unveiled the first high-speed railway system in Africa, connecting the coastal city of Tangier with the capital, Rabat, and Casablanca, the country's business hub — and eventually the tourist destinations of Marrakech and Agadir.
  • In December 2018, I rode the train roughly the distance between New York City and Washington, DC, in two hours.
  • The ride, which takes over five hours on conventional rail, is set to be cut down to 90 minutes.
  • I found the experience delightful, with cheap first-class tickets, plush comfortable seats, air-conditioned cabins, plenty of leg room, and an interior design that evoked rail's golden age.
  • While the $2 billion train system is impressive, it's hard not to think of the robust public debate happening in Morocco that has left some critics questioning the economic viability of the train.
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People often visit Morocco for a glimpse of the past.

There are snake charmers and monkey tamers putting on a show for tourists in the central square of Marrakech, and winding labyrinths of the country's old medinas. There are remote mountain villages that make you feel like the first foreigner to have ever stepped inside, and golden, timeless seas of sand.

One thing most people don't visit Morocco for, however, is a glimpse of the future. The Moroccan government and its king, Mohammed VI, are hoping that will soon change with the opening of a high-speed rail system.

Opened in November after over a decade in development, the Al Boraq is Africa's first high-speed train. Morocco is hoping that foreign investors and Moroccans will look to the project as evidence that the country is on the fast track to progress. Whether that is actually the case is up for debate.

"In French, it's called 'les grands chantiers,' the closest translation of which is 'grand design,'" Zouhair Ait Benhamou, a doctoral candidate at Paris Nanterre University who studies big-ticket projects like Morocco's high-speed rail, told The Guardian in December 2018.

For some Moroccans, the train is an expensive folly whose funds would have been better spent on overcrowded schools or the overtaxed medical system. For others, the belief is that the benefits of having futuristic infrastructure will "trickle down" to the rest of Morocco. Only time will tell.

After riding similar trains in China, Russia, and Korea, I knew I had to give Morocco's version a try. Here's what it was like to ride first-class from Tangier to Casablanca.

This article was first published in January 2019.

I arrived at the Tanger Ville Railway Station in the northern coastal city of Tangier about a half hour before my train at 5 p.m.

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Though the station opened in 2003 with regular rail, Morocco spent $37 million to renovate it and add a building for a new high-speed train system.

Source: Morocco World News



While Morocco already has an extensive rail network that serves 40 million passengers, the country has been developing high-speed rail for a decade.

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The $2.3 billion project has been funded with nearly $1 billion from France and $500 million from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates.

The first leg of the project — from Tangier to Casablanca, Morocco's business hub — opened in November.

Plans are underway to extend the line to the tourist hotspots Marrakech and Agadir in the next few years, and eventually Fez.

Source: Morocco World News, CNN, The Guardian



Many analysts have suggested that the bullet train is about more than the revenue it will generate — it's "a flagship project that enables Morocco to shine in Africa," one geopolitical analyst told The Guardian.

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The spotless, light-filled Tanger Ville station sends the message that the train is as much about prestige as anything else.

Source: The Guardian




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The rise and fall of Bed Bath & Beyond, one of America's most iconic big box retailers

Posted: 21 Jan 2020 09:51 AM PST

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Once the golden child of big-box stores, Bed Bath & Beyond is now struggling to stay afloat. 

The retailer will shutter 44 stores across eight states in the next year as it attempts to course-correct in the wake of disappointing sales and executive turmoil

Bed Bath & Beyond was once a leading home goods retailer, appealing to shoppers across the nation with its strategy of abundance. The beloved store, which lined strip malls across the country, became known for its huge assortment of products spanning every color and style imaginable.

Over the years, it became a go-to destination for just about anything and everything for the home and — true to its name — beyond. 

We took a closer a look at Bed Bath & Beyond's rise from a small linen store in New Jersey to a major national retail chain now on the brink of collapse. 

Bed Bath & Beyond was founded in 1971 in New Jersey by Warren Eisenberg and Leonard Feinstein.

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The duo had formerly worked in management at Arlans, a local discount chain, and saw opportunity for growth in the bed and bath categories.

"We had witnessed the department store shakeout, and knew that specialty stores were going to be the next wave of retailing," Feinstein told the trade publication Chain Store Executive in 1993. 



It was originally called Bed 'n Bath, to reflect its specialty linens and bath products. The company would later rebrand to Bed Bath & Beyond in 1987.

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During the course of the 1970s, Bed Bath & Beyond expanded to 17 locations, primarily in the greater New York area and California.

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Venezuela reportedly has less than $1 billion in cash, which is less than rapper Jay-Z's net worth

Posted: 21 Jan 2020 09:50 AM PST

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  • Venezuela's cash supply has dipped below $1 billion, according to a report by Bloomberg. 
  • That's less than the net worth of many entrepreneurs and celebrities, including rapper Jay-Z and reality star Kylie Jenner. 
  • The country has had limited access to funds since governments around the world enacted sanctions to try to force the country's embattled president, Nicolás Maduro, from power after he faced accusations of rigging elections. 
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Venezuela's cash supply has fallen below $1 billion as the country faces sanctions from governments around the world, limiting its ability to access funds and sell off the tons of gold it has in storage. 

The South American country now has less than $800 million in cash and $200 million in other liquid assets, people familiar with the Venezuelan central bank's finances told Bloomberg

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The best women's underwear

Posted: 21 Jan 2020 09:50 AM PST

  • You have to wear it every day, so you better make sure your underwear is the most comfortable clothing you own.
  • Tommy John makes the most comfortable women's underwear we've ever worn, and we've tried a lot of underwear. 
  • If you're looking for a bra to go with your new underwear, check out our guide to the best bras.

Underwear. You won't give it a second thought if it's fabulously comfortable, but if it's anything less than that, it's all you'll be able to think about all the livelong day. And let's be honest — you're way too busy to waste any brain space on something as trivial as underwear. But thankfully, there are plenty of options these days that are as comfortable as they are playful, and you really can't ask for more when it comes to your undergarments.

Long gone are the days of a one size fits all approach to your lingerie. Today, you have plenty of styles, cuts, patterns, and sizes to make you feel confident and sexy from the moment you begin to get dressed.

When it comes to deciding what underwear is best for you, trying really is believing. Luckily, most online underwear companies today have a satisfaction guarantee, so if you receive a pair and realize that the material isn't what you thought it would be, or the fit isn't quite right, don't try to force yourself into liking them. You deserve better than that.

Speaking of material, that's certainly key to keep in mind when selecting the best undergarments for your lifestyle. Are you constantly moving around for a living, or are you generally sitting at a desk? Do you need something a bit more breathable, or are you seeking fuller coverage? Ultimately, you'll need to be sure that whatever material you're working with is durable. After all, these are garments that you'll be putting through the wash a lot, so be sure it can stand up to the spin cycle (unless you want to be like Justin Bieber and throw your underwear away after a single wash).

Hand in hand with material comes the underwear style. If you're always slipping into figure-hugging dresses, you may want to consider a thong. If you're really just looking for something to lounge around in on the weekend, perhaps consider a boyshort.

No matter what you choose from our favorite options, we're confident that you'll feel well-suited to take on the world and anything it throws your way.

Here is the best underwear for women:

Updated on 1/21/2020 by Jen Gushue: Updated prices, links, and formatting. 

The best overall

Tommy John

Tommy John has mastered the art of underwear for women with its Second Skin Brief, Air Cheeky, and Air Thong.

For too long women's underwear has been about sex appeal instead of comfort, but no longer. Tommy John's underwear is hands down the most comfortable underwear you can buy.

Tommy John may have started off with men's underwear, but its new Second Skin and Air underwear collections for women prove that the company's designers know a thing or two about what women want in a great pair of underwear. That means no scrunching, chafing, bunching, or riding up. And boy does Tommy John's underwear deliver on its promise that there will be "no adjustment needed."

The Insider Picks team tested out both the Second Skin and Air underwear collections and loved every pair. From the sexy thong and cheeky styles to the practical and attractive briefs, Tommy John's underwear is super comfortable.

I particularly loved the Second Skin Brief, which is made from 90% micro-modal and 10% Spandex. It gives full coverage everywhere you need it without embarrassing panty lines. Most importantly, it looks good, feels great, and never needs adjusting throughout the day.

The entire Second Skin collection is made from the same material, so you can choose the boyshorts, thong, or cheeky instead of the brief, too. Tommy John has lots of color options, too, including a nice deep purple, a deep rosy pink, white, black, nude, and more.

The Air collection is fantastic for hotter weather or workouts because it's made with improved ventilation, moisture-wicking, and deodorizing fabric. The Air underwear comes in briefs, cheeky, and thongs that are made from 77% Nylon mesh and 23% Spandex.

I really liked the cheeky Air underwear for its comfortable fit and ventilated fabric. My fellow co-workers were also fans of the Air thong for its barely-there feel.

The only real downside here is the price, because at $22 and up, this underwear is very expensive. We recommend going with a value pack to minimize the cost a bit. Besides, you're going to want to wear these every day, so you'll need more than one pair. — Malarie Gokey

Pros: So comfortable, great fit, fun colors, many styles, innovative breathable fabric, no adjustments

Cons: Expensive



The best cotton underwear

Everlane

Everlane's underwear collection goes back to basics with supremely soft Supima cotton that's ethically sourced and transparently priced.

If you don't want to spend $20+ on one pair of underwear, you're in luck, because Everlane just created its first underwear collection. The online company is known for its transparent pricing and ethically produced clothing, so you can feel good about the underwear you're buying.

Everlane's underwear collection features bikini, thong, hipster, and high-rise hipster styles that are all made with Supima cotton that's grown in the United States and made into underwear at ethical factories. The cotton's extra-long fibers are super soft on your skin and the material is breathable. 

We at Insider Picks reviewed Everlane's underwear, and we loved it. The high-rise hipster was a group favorite with its full coverage and comfortable feel. I also personally loved the regular hipster style, which is both sexy and comfortable. Those of us who prefer thongs were also favorably impressed with Everlane's take on that classic sexy style.

You can choose from heather grey, powder pink, white, and black colors. All of Everlane's underwear is completely basic, or as the ad campaign says, "No frills. No bows. No bullsh*t." It's your everyday underwear. It's made for you and puts your comfort above anything else.

Perhaps best of all, one pair of Everlane underwear costs $12, which is nearly half the price you'd pay for a pair of Tommy John's underwear. You can get a three-pack for $27, which averages out to $9 a pair.

If you're looking for affordable, high-quality underwear that's made ethically from the best material, Everlane's Supima cotton underwear is for you. —Malarie Gokey

Pros: Supima cotton is soft, comfortable, breathable, variety of styles, comfortable elastic, ethical production, transparent pricing

Cons: Only basic colors



The best seamless underwear

Commando

If you're all about forgetting that you're wearing underwear, Commando is about as close as you're going to get.

Sometimes, the name is all you need. Underwear from Commando will make you look (and feel) as though you're not wearing undergarments in the best way possible. People Magazine notes that "you'll never fall victim to pesky panty lines ever again" with this lingerie, and really, what more could you want from your underwear?

Commando has one of the wider selections of styles when it comes to online panty retailers. You can select your underwear by type, with options including high rise, active, boy short, and thong, to name a few. Alternatively, you can filter your search results based on materials, which are also wide-ranging on the Commando site. Options include chic mesh, signature microfiber, perfect stretch, luxe, and lace satin, among others.

With the exception of a few styles, colors in the Commando line are generally muted and quite classic. So if you need to find a pair of underwear for the cocktail dress you're wearing to the charity gala, you'll probably want to pull out a pair of Commandos.

New York Magazine says that Commando ticks all the boxes when it comes to both comfort and functionality, and this assessment certainly rang true for me as well. As Jasmine Caccamo, professional stylist noted, "These seamless undies create a super-flawless fit and everything looks perfect — whether I'm wearing them under leggings or a silk cami dress."  — Lulu Chang

Pros: No-show design, wide selection of styles and materials, no riding up

Cons: Some styles are expensive




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How to adjust the screen size on your Xbox One by calibrating your TV

Posted: 21 Jan 2020 09:43 AM PST

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  • The best way to adjust the screen size on your Xbox One is to calibrate your TV.
  • A guide to help you with this can be found in your Xbox One's "TV & display options" menu. 
  • Once you open the Xbox's calibration menu, simply follow the onscreen instructions to calibrate your TV, and make sure the ratio and picture size is correct.
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The last thing you want when playing a new game is for the edges of the screen to be cut off. To avoid this dilemma, you'll want to make sure you're playing with the correct screen size.

The best way to make sure your Xbox One is properly fitted to your TV is to calibrate it. Luckily, your Xbox comes with a built-in program that will help you calibrate it quickly and easily.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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The Capital One Spark Miles and Spark Cash cards are offering sign-up bonuses worth up to $2,000, but you have less than a week to apply

Posted: 21 Jan 2020 09:41 AM PST

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If you're a small-business owner who charges thousands of dollars to your company card every month, you could stand to earn up to 200,000 Capital One miles or up to $2,000 in cash back with two limited-time offers.

The Capital One Spark Miles for Business and the Capital One Spark Cash for Business are currently running their highest-ever sign-up bonuses, but they're only available until January 27, so you don't have much time left to apply.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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A popular men's underwear company launched a women's line after numerous Facebook requests — and the styles are worth every penny

Posted: 21 Jan 2020 09:38 AM PST

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  • Men's underwear company Tommy John officially shed its "men" moniker when it released its highly anticipated and requested women's collection last year. 
  • The company continues to deliver on its 3 F's — fabric, fit, and function — in making women's underwear that doesn't bunch, roll, pill, or show lines. 
  • We tried its super light Air styles as well as the soft and comfortable Second Skin styles, and we're already preparing to buy more pairs of this under-$32 underwear. 
  • The debut is a clear step in the right direction for the company looking to become a household name in both men's and women's clothing. 

 

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For 10 years, apparel brand Tommy John has produced the underwear, undershirts, and loungewear that guys can't get enough of. Though the company has primarily focused on growing its men's business from a simple undershirt to a whole line of clothing, it's been fielding requests for women's underwear since its launch. 

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Joe Biden says video game makers are 'little creeps' who make 'games to teach you how to kill people'

Posted: 21 Jan 2020 09:30 AM PST

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  • Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden called video game developers "little creeps" who make games "to teach you how to kill people" in a recent interview with The New York Times.
  • Biden's criticisms for video game developers came unprompted when he was asked about Silicon Valley mergers, and if he has any regrets from when he served as President Barack Obama's VP.
  • Referring to a roundtable discussion he had with Silicon Valley leaders, Biden said, "one of the little creeps sitting around that table, who was a multi- — close to a billionaire — who told me he was an artist because he was able to come up with games to teach you how to kill people."
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Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden is no fan of video game creators, apparently.

Biden called video game developers "little creeps," and described their games as a means "to teach you how to kill people," in a recently published interview with The New York Times.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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How to delete stations on Pandora using your computer or mobile device

Posted: 21 Jan 2020 09:30 AM PST

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  • You can easily edit and delete stations on Pandora using the website or the mobile app.
  • Pandora allows you to access music stations based on an artist or genre for free or with two tiers of paid subscription. 
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Pandora is a music streaming service that allows users to create and access playlists based on a preferred artist or song. Pandora will then match and play similar songs and music styles on that station. 

Users can rate songs with a thumbs up or a thumbs down, and they can customize stations with an option to add variety. A user can add a station to their library for easy listening access whenever they log into their account, and similarly, they can delete a station at any time. 

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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6 things your drill sergeant can do that are worse than getting punched

Posted: 21 Jan 2020 09:22 AM PST

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  • Think of boot camp or basic training, and the ever-present menace of the drill sergeant comes to mind.
  • For all their physicality, the worst things are what drill sergeants can make you do, not what they can do to you.
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There's probably a part of us that is worried about our drill sergeant, drill instructor, training instructor, and RDCs are going to lose their cool and just pummel us into basic trainee mush.

If you've ever seen their faces close enough to smell what they had for breakfast, they were probably really ripping into you, and that's enough to make anyone wonder: Am I in danger?

In reality, that's probably the least of your worries.

1. Give you a nickname for the rest of your life.

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There's a good chance you're going to tech school, AIT, or whatever your branch of service calls career training with some of the guys or gals from your basic training unit.

While many of us can safely walk away from basic training saying to ourselves, "Well, at least no one saw that," gaining a funny nickname from your training instructors is the kind of thing that could follow you your whole career — and it's not cool unless it's a call sign.

Nothing would be worse than retiring after 20 years and everyone calling you Chief "Chunkin.'"



2. Make you chug your entire canteen.

It's not easy to chug that much water in one breath, especially without getting it all over yourself, but sometimes, when a grown man is yelling at you, demanding you do it that way, that's what you have to do.

This is the most military punishment since push-ups were created, except this one is dumb. Watching a recruit open their throat and try to take a whole canteen like it's a beer shotgun is the like watching someone stand to be waterboarded. It did not look fun.

Then, of course, 15 minutes later, you have to ask that same drill sergeant to use the latrine.



3. Force you to use your mattress as a scrub brush.

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The first thing training instructors are is funny.

Then, when the bizarre punishments happen to you, those same people become awful and absurd. There are few greater absurd punishments than watching a platoon scrub a floor with a wet mattress on a Sunday.

God help you if that's your mattress.




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Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who broke the Snowden story, charged with cybercrimes in Brazil for publishing texts that embarrassed officials

Posted: 21 Jan 2020 09:21 AM PST

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  • Glenn Greenwald has been charged with cybercrimes in Brazil after embarassing top Brazilian officials with his reporting.
  • Greenwald has published articles based on text messages that raise ethical and legal questions about powerful officials, including Brazil's justice minister. 
  • The charges came as Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, has faced criticism from watchdogs over his authoritarian behavior and attacks on press freedoms. 
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Glenn Greenwald, an American journalist famous for his central role in publishing the Edward Snowden leaks, has been charged for cybercrimes in Brazil, the New York Times reported on Tuesday

Greenwald has been at the heart of a debate over press freedoms in Brazil under the increasingly authoritarian government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

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Disney Plus now has gift subscriptions for Valentine's Day — here's how to buy one for the Disney fan in your life

Posted: 21 Jan 2020 09:21 AM PST

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  • If you're looking for a convenient Valentine's Day gift, Disney now offers a gift subscription for one year of Disney Plus
  • The annual subscription costs $69.99 and is sent in the form of an email voucher code. The gift can only be redeemed by new Disney Plus subscribers. 
  • The popular streaming subscription features unlimited, ad-free access to thousands of movies and series (including original, exclusive programming), and the ability to stream on up to four devices simultaneously and add up to seven profiles. 
  • Pair the gift subscription with a Disney, Marvel, or Star Wars gift to delight the Disney fan in your life. 
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More than 10 million people signed up for Disney's new streaming service, Disney Plus, during its first day of launch in November. But if you know someone who still hasn't subscribed, you can help them tune into all the Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars content they've been craving. 

Disney now offers a gift subscription for one year of Disney Plus. It costs $69.99 and is sent as an email subscription card to your recipient. Learn more about the gift subscription below. 

Here's how to gift a Disney Plus annual subscription:

  1. Visit this page to purchase the gift
  2. You'll enter your information, your recipient's name and email, and what date you'd like the email to be delivered. 
  3. The $69.99 fee will be charged to your account as soon as you make the purchase. 
  4. Your recipient will visit DisneyPlus.com/redeememail, select the offer, and manually enter the code printed on the email. 
  5. Once redeemed, the recipient will be credited a one year subscription to Disney Plus. 

Restrictions of the Disney Plus gift subscription:

  1. The gift subscription can only be redeemed by new Disney Plus subscribers. 
  2. The redemption code is one-time use only and non-transferable. 

Once they've activated the subscription, your recipient will get:

  • Unlimited, ad-free access to thousands of movies and series from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox. This includes original programming exclusive to the Disney Plus platform. 
  • Unlimited downloads they can watch anywhere, anytime.
  • The ability to stream on up to four devices simultaneously and add up to seven profiles.

Since the subscription offer is delivered right to their email, it makes an excellent Valentine's Day gift for anyone who loves watching Disney movies and shows. It may not be a physical gift, but it is an entertainment experience worth trying. 

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Send your recipient all the best shows and movies to watch on Disney Plus:

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  1. All the new movies you can watch on Disney Plus — from the live-action 'Lady and the Tramp' to holiday comedy 'Noelle'
  2. All the new shows you can watch on Disney Plus — from 'The Mandalorian' to new Pixar shorts
  3. All the kids' movies you can stream on Disney Plus — from 'Snow White' to 'Frozen'
  4. All the new kids' shows you can watch on Disney Plus — from 'Vampirina' to the new reboot of 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars'
  5. All the Marvel movies and shows you can stream on Disney Plus — from 'Iron Man' to the new 'Loki'
  6. Every single Star Wars movie will be available on Disney Plus
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  1. Disney Plus: Everything you need to know about Disney's new ad-free streaming service
  2. How to get a free week of Disney Plus
  3. Disney Plus costs $7 a month on its own, but you can bundle it with Hulu and ESPN+ for an extra $6
  4. How to get the Disney Plus bundle with ESPN Plus and the ad-free version of Hulu
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The 23 biggest Oscar upsets of all time, ranked

Posted: 21 Jan 2020 09:19 AM PST

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  • Some of the fun of watching the Academy Awards is seeing the surprise wins. 
  • There have been numerous over the decades and we have ranked the most shocking upsets.
  • The 92nd Academy Awards air on February 9 on ABC.
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Regardless if you love watching the Oscars or love to hate-watch it, the highlight is always when there's an upset winner.

With months of being told why a person or film is going to win, there's nothing like watching the genuine surprise and spontaneous, authentic reaction when someone seems to steal a trophy on Hollywood's biggest prize. That can range from Roberto Benigni balancing himself on seats after winning best actor in 1999 to "Moonlight" shocking the world in 2017.

The feeling going into the 92nd Academy Awards, airing February 9, is that a lot of the major categories are going to go the way the pundits are predicting. But there could be a shock or two, like the best supporting actress category (nominees include Laura Dern for "Marriage Story," Scarlett Johansson for "Jojo Rabbit," and Kathy Bates for "Richard Jewell") or best animated feature ("Missing Link," "Toy Story 4"). 

While we await what surprises this year's show has in store, we've ranked the 23 biggest upsets in Oscar history:

23. Marcia Gay Harden won best supporting actress for "Pollock" (2001)

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A big indicator of who will win on Oscar night comes from the nominations and wins before that night, which is what makes Harden's win so shocking. Her performance as Lee Krasner did not get recognized at the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, or BAFTAs. But her name was called on the biggest night.



22. Olivia Colman beat out Glenn Close and Lady Gaga to win best actress (2019)

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Olivia Colman walked up to the Oscar stage as shocked as everyone else to accept her best actress Oscar at the 91st Academy Awards. With Glenn Close being considered the front runner, having won the Golden Globe for her performance in "The Wife," and Lady Gaga not far behind in the odds thanks to her role in "A Star Is Born," the Colman win was certainly a surprise. But it was much deserved, as she was fantastic as Queen Anne in the movie. 



21. Then 11-year-old Anna Paquin won best supporting actress for "The Piano" (1994)

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Rarely does the Academy award children, but at 11 years old, Paquin took the award, beating out Emma Thompson ("In the Name of the Father"), Winona Ryder ("The Age of Innocence"), Rosie Perez ("Fearless"), and Holly Hunter ("The Firm"), who was also nominated in the best actress category for playing opposite Paquin in "The Piano." Hunter won in that category.




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After an 'excessive' tech rally, one Wall Street firm is bracing for a pullback in stocks

Posted: 21 Jan 2020 09:11 AM PST

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  • On Monday, analysts at Canaccord Genuity reduced their market and tech sector views to neutral from positive as they see a potential pullback coming in stocks. 
  • The downgrade comes amid "the extreme overbought condition and high level of optimism toward equities, especially in the Information Technology sector," they wrote in a Monday note. 
  • Still, the analysts said they'd rotate back into a more bullish stance "pending a resolution of the extreme overbought level of the major market indices."
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US stocks could be poised for a pullback, according to analysts at Canaccord Genuity. 

This week, Tony Dwyer and Michael Welch of Canaccord Genuity reduced their market and offensive sector views to neutral from positive given "the extreme overbought condition and high level of optimism toward equities, especially in the Information Technology sector," they wrote in a Monday note. 

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Taylor Swift reveals her mom has been diagnosed with a brain tumor amid her second battle with breast cancer

Posted: 21 Jan 2020 09:11 AM PST

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  • Taylor Swift discussed her mom's ongoing health struggles in a new interview with Variety.
  • Swift revealed that doctors discovered a brain tumor while her mom, Andrea Swift, was undergoing chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer.
  • The 30-year-old singer said she chose not to schedule a world tour this year because of the diagnosis: "I mean, we don't know what is going to happen," she said. "It just was the decision to make at the time."
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Taylor Swift's mother, Andrea Swift, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor amid her second battle with breast cancer.

The 30-year-old singer discussed her mom's ongoing health struggles in a new interview with Variety. Swift's mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, and Swift revealed that it had returned in a personal essay for Elle in March 2019.

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Netflix's 'Sex Education' is the honest teen drama I wish I'd had growing up

Posted: 21 Jan 2020 09:09 AM PST

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  • Warning: Minor spoilers lie ahead for season 2 of "Sex Education."
  • Netflix's hit British series "Sex Education" is back for a second season — and it's brilliant.
  • Like the first season, "Sex Education" tackles huge topics like sexual harassment and asexuality in a way that is not only respectful, but wise and enriching.
  • It's also brilliantly written and acted by a superb, diverse cast.
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While people raved about standout performances in "The Crown" and Joe's troubling hotness in "You," I was looking forward to the return of one Netflix original more than the rest: "Sex Education."

As Sophie Gilbert wrote previously for The Atlantic, season one combined many elements of already successful Netflix shows — like an '80s aesthetic and soundtrack from "Stranger Things" and slightly surreal teen romance elements from "The End of the F***ing World" — and weaved them together in a way that "works so well is almost annoying."

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