Antonio Brown is gone. So is Le'Veon Bell. Fan-favorite JuJu Smith-Schuster is now the man in the Steel City, but is that a good or bad thing?
Staring at an 0-3 hole, the Raptors found a way to win in double overtime despite high minutes for Kawhi Leonard and foul trouble.
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San Jose took two OTs to outlast Vegas, while Boston’s win didn’t take quite so long. Here’s the best of Sunday and a look ahead to Monday.
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Tomas Hertl led the charge to keep San Jose alive. Catch up on Thursday night’s action and get ready for Friday night’s games here.
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Wolverine’s healing factor allows him to survive numerous otherwise-lethal injuries. Over the years he’s been subjected to all manner of stabbings, shootings, and fiery explosions and merely shrugged them off. But is his healing factor enough to withstand the cold vacuum of space? What about a fiery reentry into Earth’s atmosphere? Marvel Comics’ Return of Wolverine #5 has just given us some answers.
Warning: spoilers for Return of Wolverine #5 by Charles Soule and Steve McNiven!
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Masahiro Sakurai, creator of Kirby and director of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, has revealed why Kirby was the only character to survive the attack on our beloved characters in Ultimate’s World of Light story mode.
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NEW YORK — The secret to success is to stay true to your own unique DNA and not be swayed by the whims of fashion.
That’s been the path John Varvatos has followed for nearly two decades since launching his eponymous brand in 1999.
In a conversation with Nick Sullivan, fashion director of Esquire, at the Fashion Group International’s Tastemakers breakfast at the Cosmopolitan Club here Tuesday morning, the designer said: “Brand DNA is everything to me personally. There’s fashion and then there’s style. Fashion is more immediate and of-the-moment, but style evolves and matures. I look at what we do as evolutionary, not revolutionary.”
In fashion, he said, many brands burst onto the scene, make a major splash and then burn out. But to survive and prosper in the long term, they need to stay true to their core mission and not alienate the customers who are drawn to their aesthetic.
“When you create product, hopefully you build a client base that has some loyalty,” he said. “My job is to continue to deliver interesting product that will compel them to spend their money.”
Varvatos said the fashion industry is a very different animal than it was when he started out. “It’s an interesting time
The top 10 endured huge upsets and white-knuckle escapes, and even the No. 1 team suddenly had a scare on its hands.
The Capitals were without their top center for most of Game 2 — and won. Here’s how they can keep winning if he misses more time.
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Seeking new audiences, the countercultural desert festival is replanting its radical art at the Renwick Gallery in Washington. Touching (not burning) is encouraged.
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David Frum’s “Trumpocracy” takes aim at the president and those who empower him, and “How Democracies Die,” by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, reads at times like a sly subtweet of the Republican Party.
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How do you think Gloria Gaynor feels knowing her song is being used to spread filthy lies?
That’s what’s going down thanks to YouTube channel Sung by Movies.
In a new video, “Game of Thrones” footage is cut together so the characters belt out Gaynor’s hit “I Will Survive.”
The video is fun but, alas, it’s all hogwash. With only two seasons left and an impending White Walker invasion, it’s possible that none of them make it out alive. In fact, some of the characters in the video are already dead.
(R.I.P., Robb. The North remembers.)
But who needs the Iron Throne, anyway? Cersei, Dany and Jon can get all the “glory-a” they need right here.
The assassination of a Trumplike figure in the Public Theater’s production of “Julius Caesar” is already revving up outrage.
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The situation on The 100 has grown more dire than ever, as a meltdown of all of the Earth’s remaining nuclear power plants threaten to kill everyone still alive. Last week, we saw that desperate times called for desperate measures yet again, as it was decided that a new Conclave would be held, in which a Champion from each clan would battle to the death, until only one remained – with the winner’s people being the ones who get to survive in the bunker that’s recently been discovered, which can save a limited number.
IGN has an exclusive clip for you from the next episode, “Die All, Die Merrily,” as Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) prepares to fight for Skaikru, joining Roan (Zach McGowan) from Azgeda and a couple other participants she didn’t expect to see… including one who no one expected to join this fight.
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NEW YORK — Break the mold, create excitement and establish relationships to lure Millennials. That’s what it’s going to take to survive in this new world.
“We are confronted with a tsunami,” said Robin Lewis, founder and chief executive officer of The Robin Report, during a retail seminar at MRket and Project on Tuesday afternoon. “It will wipe out every Old World retailer who doesn’t fundamentally transform their business model.”
To compete with the online players and the off-price community, merchants must create “experiences” that speak to the young customer so their stores look cool and desirable. “You’re really in the entertainment business,” he said.
Tom Ott, senior vice president and general merchandise manager of men’s wear for Saks Fifth Avenue, agreed. Noting that today’s climate represents the largest change he’s seen in his two decades at the store, Ott said Saks is moving to appeal to the Millennial shopper, who will outnumber the Baby Boomers by 22 million people by 2030.
This reality impacts everything about shopping experience. Since 62 percent of Millennials respond to mobile offers, Saks is moving its efforts from print to digital advertising, he said, and counting on word-of-mouth to get its message out.
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No matter what happens on Oscar Sunday next month, possible contenders will definitely survive. A slew of hopefuls are preparing to belt an aptly named anthem in case things don’t go their way.
Some of them opted to not sing it, per se. Portman engaged in a dramatic reading of the heart-wrenching lyrics. Michael Shannon handled it with a hearty baritone. Joel Edgerton and Michelle Williams made it into a dialogue. Adams and Henson went all out. Matthew McConaughey did the expected.
“Hey hey,” he reads, before adding his own commentary: “I like that part.”
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Joely Fisher opened up about the heartbreaking last moments at her famous half-sister Carrie Fisher’s hospital bedside, revealing a hunch she had about the late actress’ mother, Debbie Reynolds.
“I knew that if Carrie wasn’t going to survive this that Debbie would not,” she said in an interview with ABC News this week. “She would not last without her on the planet. She wouldn’t, and she didn’t.”
The “Star Wars” heroine died on Dec. 27, 2016, days after suffering a heart attack onboard a flight bound for Los Angeles. Reynolds, a Hollywood icon, died just one day later following a stroke.
“I’ve been having an out-of-body experience,” Joely said about the tragic loss. “The world lost Carrie and Debbie … and we lost our hero.”
Joely and her younger sister, Tricia, share a father, Eddie, with their well-known older half-sister. The two women told ABC’s Chris Connelly that Carrie was extremely generous and sensitive.
“She was the coolest big sister in the world,” Tricia, 48, said. “She was a badass body gun-toting princess. Who has that?”
Joely says she shared a final conversation with her late half-sister via text message the night before Carrie boarded the flight where she would suffer a fateful heart attack.
“We talked about age because she was floored that she just turned 60. We talked about children. We talked about our frail mothers,” Joely, 49, said. “And I promised to see her for Christmas.”
Joely kept her promise, though under tragic circumstances. She visited the beloved actress and mental health advocate in the hospital over the holiday.
“I remember just holding [Carrie’s] hand and telling her that we were there,” Joely said. “That we would make sure that her daughter was whole, which she will be.”
Joely described Carrie’s 24-year-old daughter Billie Lourd as “soulful” and “smart.”
“She was obviously rattled to the core,” Tricia said of Lourd. “But she’s handling it.”
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The explosion in data volumes, processing power, and Artificial Intelligence, known as the “digital revolution”, has driven our world to a dangerous point. One thing is increasingly clear: We are at a crossroads. We need to make decisions. We must re-invent our future.[This book includes 32 color illustrations.]After the automation of factories and the creation of self-driving cars, the automation of society is next. But there are two kinds of automation: a centralized top-down control of the world, and a distributed control approach supporting local self-organization. Using the power of today’s information systems, governments and companies like Google seem to engage in the first approach. Will they even try to build a “digital God” who knows everything and controls what we do? In fact, governments would spend billions to predict the future of our world and control its path. Given that, every year, we produce as much data as in the entire history of humankind, can we now create a better world? The abundance of data certainly makes it possible to establish an entirely new paradigm for running our societies. Could we even build a data-driven “crystal ball” to predict the future and, given that knowledge implies power, also something like a “magic wand” to optimally rule the world? Will the digital revolution empower a “wise king” or “benevolent dictator”, maybe by means of Artificial Intelligence? In fact, we are much closer to this than you might think. But do we really need large-scale surveillance to understand and manage the increasingly complex systems we have created? Or are we running into a totalitarian nightmare?What alternatives to master our complex world do we have? What about the principles of the “invisible hand” and the “wisdom of the crowd”, which posit that independent decisions made by many people will produce optimal societal outcomes? In the past, these principles have often failed. So, can bottom-up self-organization really work and if so, what do
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Ernest Hemingway said, “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” While you might not be in ‘L word’ territory just yet, a trip with your significant other is one that can either make or break your blossoming romance. Here are 10 tips to help survive your first trip traveling as a couple, to ensure your relationship remains intact all the way from take-off to touching back down on home soil.
1. Avoid ‘hangry’ at all costs
When traveling, hunger induced rage or sulking is the most avoidable of potentially relationship-ending squabbles. Learn each other’s hunger warning signs, pack snacks if you’re doing a full day’s trekking around, and plan regular food stops. Adding cool restaurants and cafes into your travel itinerary is a great way to navigate a city.
2. Planner vs. passive
Is your partner an avid planner while you prefer madcap spontaneity? Risky.
Are you both hardcore organizers resistant to input from others? Potentially damning.
It’s important to find a balance in who plans what (unless you’re fortunate enough to be perfectly in simpatico) so you can hit an agreeable middle-ground between your individual interests while taking turns donning the captain’s hat.
3. Space is essential
While the idea of traveling with your better half might invoke mental images of long sunset walks or passionate embraces in front of famous landmarks, the reality is that spending countless days in the company of a single person can drive even the most loved-up individual to the brink of insanity.
Throw some “me time” into your itinerary – be it a day of solo exploring or simply booking accommodation with separate living and sleeping quarters so you’re not on top of each other at all times – to avoid potential for personal space infractions. Plus, it’s fun to reunite with your loved one after a day away from each other, and help to fan the flames of romance throughout your trip.
4. Sort your budget before you bon voyage
Roughly map out the spending budget for daily expenses like food, transport, admission prices and so on, and how you’ll be paying throughout the trip. A good way to avoid any finance-related arguments down the track is just split everything down the middle. However, when it comes to shopping for personal souvenirs (art, clothing, fine wine, etc) it’s every man or woman for his or herself. You can always hide the receipts…
5. This time, it’s personal
From stomach bugs to seismic episodes of travel rage, prepare to see your partner at their absolute worst when traveling abroad. You might be known for having Zen levels of patience, but a 14-hour flight followed by a lengthy stint in the customs line only to be met with a “booking issue” at your hotel would make even Gandhi want to throw a hissy fit. Be patient and don’t sweat the small stuff, sweaty.
6. If you don’t walk at the same pace as your partner, your relationship is doomed.
Maybe opt for a cycling tour. Or a cruise.
7. Mapping out trouble
Too many cooks spoil the broth, and too many map-readers has the potential to catastrophically destroy your trip. Take turns at being the guide to avoid quibbles at crossroads – and if one of you is a regular Christopher Columbus behind the compass, while the other can barely navigate their way out of the hotel lobby, it’s best to save face and leave the map-managing to the former.
8. Enhance the romance
It’s exciting to see how far you can stretch your money on an overseas trip (the breakfast buffet doubles as a DIY sandwich-making station for lunch? Somebody pass the cling wrap!), but it pays to fork out a little extra cash on a classy hotel stay or restaurant a few times during your journey to keep the romance flowing.
9. Cabin failure
One of the hardest parts of the journey happens before you even reach your destination. Yes, the flying portion of your trip is where you’ll be physically closest with your partner (and about 150 complete strangers) for the longest period of time – so remember, you don’t necessarily have to sit next to each other on the plane, and it’s okay to both request an aisle seat when flying non-stop from LA to Australia. Sometimes comfort and armrest space is more important for your mutual sanity and tolerance levels.
10. Test the waters
Sure, your love for each other is strong and true – but the trials and tribulations of travel can test even the most solidified relationships. Before you book that three month-long overseas jaunt with your honey, try a weekend away to see if you’re a good travel fit and go from there.
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Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the National Football League, grew up a self-proclaimed “mama’s boy” in the small town of Hitchcock, Texas. Michael found an outlet in sports, an activity his mother, a Jehovah’s Witness, didn’t approve of because she believed it conflicted with the religion. “Becoming a teenager, I needed sports,” he says. “I knew I wanted to make something of myself. I knew sports taught me, and my coaches taught me, the discipline that I have today. I needed it.”
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When I was growing up there was a magazine that featured a column, “Can This Marriage Survive?” Divorce was pretty uncommon in those days and I was fascinated by the monthly column and the predicaments the men and women who were featured in the article got themselves into. At some level a lot of the advice in that column must have stayed with me, because I’ve been married a long, long time. Our long-time marriage is kind of a dinosaur in this day and age where starter marriages have become the norm.
So saying, this may be the year that I need to remember all the advice that was in the columns. I wrote a post a couple of months ago about the Family Reunion. Four days of being together with the family can be a bit stressful. Just look at how people dread the holiday season — and it’s not always about gaining the ten pounds from eating well.
Then my husband and I had to deal with the death of our beloved boxer, Rebel. Anyone who’s ever had a pet knows what it’s like to return home and not have your little friend there to greet you. And then the decision about whether to get another pet — and if we got the same breed would we always compare the new one to Rebel? The jury’s still out on that one.
The next major survival was a 10-day road trip that my husband and I just returned from. Actually, it was a wonderful trip. We took a couple of things off of our bucket list by visiting Zion and Bryce National Parks. We relaxed in Sedona, played golf in Scottsdale, and visited one of the best national history museums I’ve ever seen. My husband had noticed it on the Internet. There was no advertising leading up to it; it was just plunked down in the desert between the two National Parks. Animals, arrowheads, birds, etc. were all displayed in authentic settings along with over 500 butterflies. If you decide to do the parks, this is a “don’t miss” place to put on your agenda. We even survived me driving at times, him navigating, and me missing the washed-out golf cart path and almost upending the cart. However, all that pales with what’s coming next.
Tomorrow begins the demolition of the kitchen. Yup, a complete redo. When you live in a house for a number of years, you overlook sagging cupboards, water stains on interior cabinets where coffee cups have been put away before they were completely dry, dated pulls, and drawers that squeak every time they’re opened. Actually, you don’t even notice them, at least we didn’t. It took a visit from our son to tell us the time had come. The kitchen was definitely dated!
In about eight weeks we’ll be the happy owners of a new kitchen including appliances, charging station (evidently a necessity as our lives revolve around our iPhones, iPads, and other electronic goodies), countertops, cabinets, and …
I have the feeling the domino effect will set in soon. I remember looking at the kitchen tile many years ago and thinking it needed to be re-grouted. What I had difficulty explaining to my husband was why the upstairs had to be re-carpeted. He really didn’t think that had much to do with the tile being re-grouted. The domino effect had come into play.
As I took a final look around the kitchen this morning, I began to wonder just how creative I was going to be with an electric fry pan, a barbecue, a toaster, a coffeepot, and a slow cooker. There will be no oven or microwave for the next eight weeks. And have you ever known a remodel to be finished in exactly the projected time frame? I haven’t. It’s a good thing we had the Family Reunion this summer because Thanksgiving will definitely be out and possibly Christmas. Everyone I’ve talked to who has gone through a remodel says it was one of the most stressful times in their lives. Swell. And why did we decide to do it? Well, if and when we sell our house, the first thing a realtor will tell us to do is upgrade the kitchen and they’d probably be right. When we made the decision to upgrade, it seemed logical to do it now and enjoy it while we’re living here. At the moment, I’m having serious doubts whether that was a wise decision. Then as soon as the upgrade is finished, time for a new puppy! You don’t think that will be stressful, do you? Stay tuned!!!!!
by Phillip Picardi In what appears to be a cruel trick played on us by the North Pole, much of the United States has been trapped in a "polar vortex"-which is the scientific term for "really, really, really cold." In case you were lucky enough to avoid the Arctic conditions (ahem, California) and therefore blissfully unaware, some parts of the country experienced -40 degree temperatures. Ouch. Naturally, when the meteorologist reports impending winter storms, it's due time to stock up on necessities. And while you're likely set with more obvious essentials, like hot chocolate and oversized sweaters, don't discount the importance of a good hand cream or the equally essential winter luxury: a brand-new candle. Click through to see our 14 essentials for staying on top of your beauty game even when you can't bear to go outside-and stay warm! More from Teen Vogue: The Best Dressed College Students Across the Country Chic and Cozy: The Best 80 Sweaters of the Season Look Cool, Stay Warm: The 65 Cutest Coats to Buy Right Now 10 Quick Ways to Pump Up Your Ponytail
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