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The Future of the Trump-Biden Debates

After the first debate, which prompted the Commission on Presidential Debates to change its rules, everything seems up in the air. Here’s the latest.

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31 Things From Target You'll Basically Be Doing Yourself A Favor For Buying

From a Jonathan Adler mini Keurig to heated self-massagers, here you'll find dozens of products you'll thank yourself for grabbing.

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What Is The Scariest Horror Movie Trailer Of All Time?

Guaranteed nightmares in three minutes or less.

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Rachel Hollis Is Trying To Bring Her Brand Of Self-Help To The Pandemic. It Doesn’t Work.

Her new book offers the same toxic advice as her previous work. But in 2020 it feels especially reckless.

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Psychics And Mediums, When Did You First Realize You Were Gifted?

You might think life would be a breeze if you could gaze into the future...

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The SEC is ready to give us the college football weekend we've been waiting for

Texas A&M visits Alabama and Auburn heads to Georgia in two top-25 matchups.


How far can Mike Leach, Air Raid go this time? It'll have to go beyond LSU

Mike Leach made yet another big coaching debut after leading Mississippi State to victory against LSU.


Stan Schroeder

Google Pixel 5 is more proof the iPhone 12 will eat everyone's lunch

Apple has the best budget phone on the market. I've been saying it for a while — and I've been ridiculed for it — but it's true. In fact, it probably has the best-priced option for every budget. 

I know it sounds preposterous. After all, the iPhone was always *the* premium phone, the phone for people who don't really care about paying a couple hundred dollars extra to be a part of Apple's ecosystem of services. On the other side of the fence you had Android phones, which offered nearly...


Natasha Piñon

Pinterest is trying to make this Halloween more culturally sensitive

There's no doubt Halloween will look different this year — but maybe not only for the reason you think. 

This Halloween, Pinterest is adding new measures (in addition to its existing ban on the advertisement of "culturally inappropriate" costumes) to cut down on the number of insensitive costume ideas on the site. 

Cultural appropriation — the adoption of a culture you don't belong to through ways of dress, speech, or expression — is routinely a problem on Halloween, as people...


Angie Han

Apple TV+'s 'Ted Lasso' is the ray of sunshine you need in your life

In the second episode of his eponymous Apple TV+ series, Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) brings his new boss a box of cookies. It's a tiny gesture (literally, since the box is barely bigger than a Twinkie), and one that the deeply skeptical Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) declines at first. But she's curious, so she tries one. Then another. And another. Turns out they're incredible. 

By the middle of the episode, "Biscuits With the Boss" has become an established daily ritual, a regular dose of...


Proma Khosla

A chaotic 'Borat' sequel trailer is all about COVID-19 and the election

Borat is back...just in time for the U.S. election. Sacha Baron Cohen's wildly popular 2006 character will return for a sequel that finds him once again enmeshed in American culture during the COVID-19 pandemic and leading up to Nov. 3, 2020.

Jagshemash. If you see only one moviefilm this year, please see the only one that got made - mine
Great success! Please, you look. Chenquiehpic.twitter.com/ygtv4RT4GG

— Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen) October 1, 2020

Cohen released the trailer...


Dylan Haas

Stock up on pre-owned games with this 4-for-$30 deal at GameStop

4 PRE-OWNED GAMES FOR $30: Pick up four pre-owned games priced at $14.99 and under, and get the whole thing for just $30 at GameStop.

Looking to stock up on games that you either missed or neglected to play over the past few years? Well, now is a good time to start adding to your library — the cold seasons are upon us, and we'll soon be spending even more time indoors. So, might as well have some video games to keep us company. 

GameStop is a good place to do just that — right now,...


Chloe Bryan

Save $150 on a sleek, easy-to-store cordless vacuum

SAVE $150: Keep your floors consistently clean with a bagless Samsung Jet 75 Complete Cordless Stick Vacuum, which is on sale at Best Buy for $349.99 as of Oct. 1. That's $150 and 30% off the list price of $499.99.

For people with limited space, a cordless stick vacuum is the move: It's thin, it's lightweight, and it won't take up half a closetThis one from Samsung, which weighs only six pounds and can be mounted to the wall for easy storage and charging, is on sale at Best Buy.

The vacuum...


Paul Blest

Trump Is Essentially Slapping His Name on Food Aid Boxes Now

If you’re a family receiving food aid from the federal government, you’re going to start getting a “gift” along with it pretty soon: a letter signed by President Donald Trump taking credit for the program. 

Since May, the Department of Agriculture has distributed more than 100 million boxes of food through its Farmers to Families Food Program, as part of coronavirus assistance efforts. Last week, the Agriculture department began requiring that these boxes of food come with a letter...

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Barbara Krasnoff

What’s on your desk, Becca Farsace?

Trees, pandas, earbuds, and Abe Lincoln

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Cameron Faulkner

You can get a refurbished Sonos Playbar for $120 off at Best Buy

The Sonos Playbar soundbar isn’t as new as the Beam (by a long shot, it was released in 2013), but it’s a more powerful option. If you want to pick one up, Best Buy has refurbished models for $379, which is drastically cheaper than Sonos’ own $499 refurbished price. The soundbar debuted for $699 and Sonos products don’t usually drop in price this much.

The Sonos Playbar houses six mid-woofers and three tweeters. We didn’t think it met the bar in terms of powerful sound with its...

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Dieter Bohn

Apple Watch Series 6 review: minute improvements

The watch is great, the blood oxygen monitor is not

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Cameron Faulkner

Steve from Minecraft is the latest character coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Nintendo unveiled this morning that Steve from Minecraft will be added to the character roster in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch. This is the second character to be introduced for the Fighter Pass Vol. 2 DLC that’s available for $29.99, following Min Min from Arms. There are four new fighters yet to be announced for the DLC.

In the short presentation, a brief preview showed off Steve in action, playing in a special Minecraft-themed stage. Players can swap out Steve for...

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Russell Brandom

Senate committee issues official subpoenas to Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, and Jack Dorsey

Mark Zuckerberg previously testified before the House Financial Services Committee in October 2019. | Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Thursday morning, the Senate Commerce committee voted unanimously to issue subpoenas to the CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter — a significant escalation in Congress’s ongoing efforts to reexamine the liability protections of Section 230. The three CEOs will now be ordered to appear before the committee at a date still to be scheduled.


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