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Rachel Kim Raczka

Eight ethical jewelry brands that will delight your Valentine—without hurting the planet

These pieces from AUrate, Cuyana, Tini Lux and more are environmentally friendly and ethically sourced.

In a sea of direct-to-consumer jewelry brands, there are plenty of affordable options for finding a stylish, thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift. But before you go clicking around for the most affordable gold vermeil gift you can find, consider that materials such as gemstones, gold, and other precious metals can have a heavy toll on both the human workers who retrieve them, as well as the...

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On The Road To WrestleMania 38, Here's 38 Celebs That Have Been In WWE

Did Jon Stewart just do that!?

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These Brave Women Are Sharing Their Stories Of Being Love Bombed, And It's Sparking An Important Conversation

"When he apologized, I could tell he was expecting sympathy vs. actual forgiveness."

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40 Things You Deserve To Own If You Don’t Already

These pull-on Levi's jeans are about to become your WFH uniform.

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S.C. projected No. 1 in women's top-16 reveal

South Carolina is the overall No. 1 seed according to the NCAA women's selection committee's first "reveal" of the top 16 seeds, which was released Thursday.

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1st-time All-Stars Morant, Wiggins picked to start

LeBron James, Nikola Jokic, Andrew Wiggins, Steph Curry and Ja Morant were picked as All-Star Game starters from the West. Starters from the East player pool will be Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, DeMar DeRozan and Trae Young.

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Scientist explains how they're creating a universal Covid vaccine

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to scientists at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute who are working to create a universal vaccine against all variants of the coronavirus.

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A universal vaccine could be the future of the coronavirus fight

Scientists are working to develop a "pan-coronavirus" vaccine -- one that offers protection against multiple variants of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19.

Mashable

'The Afterparty' is a must-watch whodunit for movie nerds

Watching The Afterparty is like a game of "spot the reference" built around an ensemble of the greatest young comedic minds of this moment.

Apple TV+'s murder-mystery series forms a veritable Voltron of comedy stars made up of Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Ben Schwartz, Ilana Glazer, John Early, Ike Barinholtz, Tiya Sircar, Jamie Demetriou, and Dave Franco. Beyond being hilarious, The Afterparty offers a novel structure that mixes Hollywood blockbuster sensibilities with the "Rashomon...

The Verge

Mitchell Clark

NLRB alleges Amazon broke the law with anti-labor action in New York

The Amazon Labor Union recently announced it would be holding an election. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a complaint against Amazon, alleging that the company illegally threatened, surveilled, and interrogated workers who were trying to start a union at its Staten Island, New York facilities. The company also reportedly hired a union avoidance consultant who told workers that the union organizers were “thugs,”...

The Verge

Mitchell Clark

Major airlines shrugged off 5G fiasco, but small regional carriers still face turbulence

“About 53% of the regional fleet” is facing restrictions. | Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images

In the lead-up to AT&T and Verizon’s rollout of their upgraded 5G C-band equipment, it seemed like the sky was falling.

For years, the Federal Aviation Administration and airline organizations had voiced concerns that the upgraded cellular tech could interfere with vital safety equipment on planes, while the FCC and carriers insisted it was safe, pointing to...

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Ricky O'Donnell

These are the 2022 NBA All-Star starters

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Meet the starters for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game.

The 2022 NBA All-Star Game is coming to Cleveland, and it will again feature the biggest stars in professional basketball. The starting lineups and captains for the game were revealed during an NBA on TNT broadcast, and some familiar faces will again be front and center when the All-Star Game tips off on Sunday, Feb. 20. at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

The starters for the NBA All-Star Game are determined by...

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Kate Knibbs

Spotify Was Never Going to Drop Joe Rogan

Neil Young removed his music from the platform to protest Rogan's vaccine disinformation. But Spotify is unlikely to cave on its star.

Mashable

The Prequel app is yassifying our selfies into hot cartoons

If you're in need of a massive ego boost, this is your sign to turn yourself into a cartoon.

Twitter is currently full of people who are discovering the glorious effects of the Cartoon filter on the editing app Prequel. The free app takes any existing photo and turns it into a cartoon – simple, right? The cartoon animation effect isn't a new idea, but something about Prequel's version makes literally any photo a million times hotter.

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Mashable

Intuitive eating is what anti-diet culture actually looks like

Every January, many of us set the goal to start the year off right by eating better, the good intention leading us to one diet or another. Then, inevitably, we fall off said diet and right back into the same old (if not far worse) habits.

But a program called intuitive eating is gaining popularity by offering a radically different perspective on healthy eating: What if the problem isn't failing to stick to diets, but rather a diet industry that profits off our unhealthy relationship to food?...

Mashable

New emoji are coming to iOS, and they're a serious vibe

Messaging friends about a dance party so good it'll melt their faces off is about to get a lot easier.

On Thursday, Emojipedia highlighted all the new emoji included in iOS 15.4. While it's still in Beta (the current iOS is 15.3), when it's released, the next iOS will bring with it a host of additional emoji that are practically guaranteed to slide into your "frequently used."

Say hello to melting face, mirror disco ball, and bubbles. And that fancy lip-biting mouth is definitely going to get...

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Adam Liptak

New Justice Is Unlikely to Thwart Supreme Court’s Rightward Lurch

The replacement of Justice Stephen G. Breyer with another liberal is unlikely to alter the basic dynamic at the court or to slow its accelerating conservative ambitions.

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Michael D. Shear

Biden to Name Breyer's Supreme Court Successor Soon

Speaking with Justice Stephen Breyer by his side from the Roosevelt Room, Mr. Biden hailed his three decades on the federal bench, including almost 28 years on the Supreme Court.

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