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32 Organizers For People Whose Clutter Has Become...Overwhelming

Put an end to the chaos swirling around your home once and for all.

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Shannon Connellan

BTS' festive 'one-shot' video for 'Life Goes On' is room after room of holiday knitwear

K-pop monarchs BTS dropped their comforting new anthem, "Life Goes On," last week along with their latest album BE, which nods to a year of isolation, uncertainty, and loneliness for many during the pandemic.

Though they've already released a delightfully pyjama-clad music video for the track, BTS hit The Late Late Show with James Corden on Monday with a special holiday version of the video. 

Edited to look like one continuous shot (it's not, but it looks cool), the band duck in and out...

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Chris Taylor

Is Baby Yoda turning to the Dark Side? We investigated.

If there's one lesson we've learned from the Star Wars universe thus far, it's this: Those who are strong with the Force, but lack mentorship, are highly likely to be tempted by the Dark Side. 

That was true, tragically, of Anakin Skywalker a.k.a. Darth Vader. It was true of his son Luke, who was one lightsaber blow away from striking his father down in anger at the Emperor's instigation. And it was true of Rey: Whatever you think of the way the sequel trilogy was rendered, her flirtation...

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Angie Han

Netflix's 'Hillbilly Elegy' is a pointless drama about some dude becoming a lawyer

For many viewers, Netflix's Hillbilly Elegy will need no introduction. It was only four years ago that J.D. Vance's memoir, which follows his coming-of-age in a poor Appalachian family, was being touted as the key to understanding Trump voters during a particularly shocking election. And while the book has received its share of criticism and controversy, it was, for a time, emblematic of a certain conversation around race, class, and politics in America.

But the new movie adaptation,...

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Alex Perry

The Wander app is a nostalgic Wayback Machine for VR

Let's face it: 2020 isn't the year for holiday travelThe CDC cautioned against it last week due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and while that isn't going to stop millions from trying anyway, many of us have to find alternative ways of seeing our old stomping grounds.

For most, that might be through the window of a Zoom call. If you have an Oculus Quest, you can go much, much further. I've spent the past week or so experimenting with Wander, an Oculus app originally released in the middle of 2019....

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Javier C. Hernández and Amy Chang Chien

After Trump, Biden Faces Pressure to Stand Up to China by Embracing Taiwan

In his final days in office, President Trump is trying to undermine Beijing by showing support for Taiwan. President-elect Biden will likely follow a similar path — without the pugnacity.

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Reid J. Epstein

Virginia Democrats, Thrilled With Biden Victory, Aren’t Looking for Carbon Copy

Suburban women who played a huge role in Joe Biden’s victory are not convinced that they need a white man to win their governor’s race next year.

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Matt Flegenheimer and Maggie Haberman

What Donald Trump Liked About Being President

He preferred the parts of the job that combined pomp, splendor and a world amenable to his decisions. In other words, he always seemed to genuinely enjoy pardoning turkeys.

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Neil Irwin

Janet Yellen Has Excelled at Big Jobs. This Will Be the Hardest One Yet.

The nominee for Treasury secretary will face the tricky politics of generating a strong recovery out of the pandemic.

The Verge

Jon Porter

Elon Musk overtakes Bill Gates to become world’s second richest person behind Jeff Bezos

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Elon Musk has passed Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates to become the world’s second richest person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The Tesla CEO’s net worth now sits at around $128 billion, after increasing by $100 billion this year. There is a sizable gap between Musk and the number one spot, which is currently held by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos who has a reported net worth of around $182 billion. In January, Musk ranked 35th on the list,...

TechCrunch

Steve O'Hear

Caura, the app for U.K. car owners, begins offering insurance

Caura, the U.K. startup that wants to take the hassle out of car ownership, is launching car insurance — unveiling its insurtech ambitions.

Dubbed “Caura Protect,” the new insurance product claims to reduce the cost and time taken to insure a car, building on the app’s existing car management features.

Launched earlier this year by Sai Lakshmi, who previously co-founded medication management service Echo, Caura is a mobile app designed to manage all of the vehicle-related admin that...

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Ingrid Lunden

Kahoot drops $50M on Drops to add language learning to its gamified education stable

After raising $215 million from SoftBank to double down on the surge of interest in online learning, Kahoot has made an acquisition to expand the scope of subjects that it covers. The popular startup, which lets people build and share educational games, has picked up Drops, a startup that helps people learn languages by way of short picture- and word-based games. The plan is to integrate more Kahoot features into Drops’ apps, and to bring some of Drops’ content into the main Kahoot...

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Stan Schroeder

Elon Musk's pile of money is now bigger than Bill Gates's pile of money

In the battle of rich, white dudes becoming even richer, Elon Musk is winning. 

The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has overtaken Bill Gates to become the second richest man in the world, behind Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Bloomberg has assessed. 

This is due to Tesla stock recently soaring after becoming part of the S&P 500 index, propelling Musk's net worth to $127.9 billion, which is slightly (by slightly, I mean $200 million) more than Gates's $127.7 billion. Bezos is still far ahead with a net...

TechCrunch

Rita Liao

Google-backed Chinese truck-hailing firm Manbang raises $1.7 billion

The Chinese Uber for trucks Manbang announced Tuesday that it has raised $1.7 billion in its latest funding round, two years after it hauled in $1.9 billion from investors including SoftBank Group and Alphabet Inc’s venture capital fund CapitalG.

The news came fresh off a Wall Street Journal report two weeks ago that Manbang was seeking $1 billion ahead of an initial public offering next year. The company declined to comment on the matter, though its CEO Zhang Hui said in May 2019 that the...

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How Trump's fundraising could benefit his post-White House political life

One email asks for donations to "Stop the Left from trying to steal the Election." Another offers a "COUNT ALL LEGAL VOTES" T-shirt in exchange for a $30 contribution. A third, signed by Eric Trump, asks for $5 "IMMEDIATELY to support the official Election Defense Fund."

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