What to buy in July, according to an expert

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If you didn’t take advantage of Fourth of July sales, don’t worry— the rest of the month is likewise full of sales and deals. Brands like ASOS savings on dresses and jumpsuits if you’re looking for a new outfit to wear after months of staying home in pajamas. Sales are available in-store and online — if you’re going out, make sure to wear a face mask. For those looking to make the most of a staycation, retailers like Walmart and Home Depot are offering savings on items that can upgrade your outdoor oasis. Low prices on patio furniture, fire pits and pool floats can

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Last chance! Save a whopping $449 on the best mattress for bad backs

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Casper has the mattress of your dreams, and it’s on sale for the 4th of July. (Photo: Casper)
Casper has the mattress of your dreams, and it’s on sale for the 4th of July. (Photo: Casper)

How’s your back? If you’re like most of us, these last few months of less activity (and more staying in) have meant noticeable aches and pains. Add to that the stress of sleeping on an old mattress and you might find your back in a constant state of discomfort. 

While core exercises are never a bad idea, no amount of Zoom fitness will fix your back if your bed is the root of the problem. Of course now is not the time to visit mattress stores and plop down Goldilocks-style in search of a match. But it IS

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‘Shocking level of bipartisan support’ means Big Tech is facing big (and costly) change

Once seen as a critical tool for internet platforms to police lewd and objectionable online speech, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has gained growing bipartisan support as a law in need of fixing.

Enacted in 1996, Section 230 exempts online platforms from liability for most user-generated speech. President Donald Trump has taken aim at changing the law in a fight against Twitter (TWTR), putting tech giants in legal and regulatory crosshairs that are likely to outlast the current election cycle.

Democrats and Republicans alike voice increasing antipathy over sweeping liability protections that 230 affords to all online platforms — including Facebook (FB), Instagram, YouTube (GOOG) (GOOGL). All told, experts say it’s becoming clear that change is coming.

“If Trump is reelected, frankly even if he isn’t reelected, you might see variations on this proposal coming into some type of effect next year, with a shocking level of bipartisan … Read More

‘Bachelor’ Alex Michel Is Apparently Still Single Today

From Women’s Health

When he uttered the words, “Will you accept this rose?”Alex Michel started a sensation. As the very first Bachelor, he also forever transformed Monday nights as fans discovered the joy of following his journey to find love—and all the drama along the way.

His tenure on The Bachelor was 18 years ago. (I know, mind blown.) It’s all coming back, though, as part of ABC’s The Bachelor Greatest Of All Time. That seems like a lifetime ago, and to be sure, some recent contestants were definitely not old enough to remember Alex’s season when it aired.

In case you need a refresher on the guy who started it all, here’s what you need to know about Alex Michel as The Bachelor and everything he’s been up to the last two decades.

Alex was a ‘normal guy’ when he joined The Bachelor.

When Alex became The

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The Six Best Compost Bins to Buy Online, According to Thousands of Reviews

Once you’ve learned the basics of how to compost, the next step is investing in a quality compost bin. Indoor compost bins are designed to simply store your food scraps until you can transfer them to an outdoor composter, which is where they will actually start to decompose. And having the right one is crucial to making this environmentally friendly practice a regular habit that gets the best results. Not only does composting provide you with a nutrient-rich treatment for your plants, but you’ll also significantly reduce the amount of food waste your household puts in the trash. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there are also sustainability benefits: “Making compost keeps these materials out of landfills where they take up space and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas.”

It’s worth investing in a dedicated bin for composting in your home or garden because these products much more convenient

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15 details that fans might have missed in the 1993 movie ‘Jurassic Park’

Several of Dennis Nedry's outfits parallel costumes from "The Goonies."
Several of Dennis Nedry’s outfits parallel costumes from “The Goonies.”

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  • Warning: There are spoilers ahead for 1993’s “Jurassic Park.”

  • Insider looked back at Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi adventure classic, “Jurassic Park,” to round up all the hidden details and Easter eggs that fans may have missed.

  • Dennis Nedry’s outfits appear to have a connection to “The Goonies.”

  • The velociraptor kitchen scene has multiple references to “The Shining.”

  • The end credits contain a reference to Spielberg’s 1977 sci-fi film, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Director Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi classic “Jurassic Park” was a smash hit when it came to theaters in 1993. It became the highest-grossing film ever at the time and spawned several sequels.

After multiple viewings, Insider rounded up some of the most significant details, Easter eggs, and Spielberg callbacks you may only catch if you’re playing close attention.

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Verizon Boosts Shark Experience With Customer Engagements

Verizon Communications Inc. VZ recently extended its digital advertising footprint through more customer engagements in the Shark Experience platform. The strategic move is likely to redefine the way advertisers seek to reach consumers in the aftermath of the coronavirus-induced lockdown, when people were forced to stay indoors and seek the refuge of the safety of their homes.

Launched in January 2018, Shark Experience is a premium media platform jointly developed by Verizon, Greg Norman Company —  a conglomerate founded by golfing legend namesake — and Club Car — a golf and utility vehicle provider. Together the firms offer connected golf cars with customizable content, powered by Verizon’s LTE network, featuring HD touchscreen displays and built-in speakers with Bluetooth connectivity. The screens are equipped with IoT sensors, enabling them to function as advertising platforms for brands.

In addition to high-quality entertainment, Shark Experience enhances golfing experience with access to GPS yardages,

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First MFA Textiles Graduates at Parsons Are Multidisciplinary, Ready for New Challenges In and Out of Fashion

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Three years after embarking on the MFA Textile program at The New School’s Parsons School of Design, the inaugural graduates were not about to let the pandemic lockdown dampen their imaginative ideas.

Each of the 16 graduates have created textiles that intersect craft, technology and sustainability. “I’m so proud and I’m so sad. I’m incredibly impressed by their attitude and endurance. And the way they handled COVID-19 was so positive and so mature. They were also strong,” said Li Edelkoort, who envisioned the MFA Textiles program in 2015.

It launched three years later under the leadership of program director Preeti Gopinath. After stay-at-home mandates required students to exit the classroom, Edelkoort kept up contact online. “They were all in their own houses and apartments with dogs and husbands and boyfriends and roommates — often in very small spaces. They knew how to adapt

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What Is Yield Farming? The Rocket Fuel of DeFi, Explained

It’s effectively July 2017 in the world of decentralized finance (DeFi), and as in the heady days of the initial coin offering (ICO) boom, the numbers are only trending up.

According to DeFi Pulse, there is $1.9 billion in crypto assets locked in DeFi right now. According to the CoinDesk ICO Tracker, the ICO market started chugging past $1 billion in July 2017, just a few months before token sales started getting talked about on TV.

Debate juxtaposing these numbers if you like, but what no one can question is this: Crypto users are putting more and more value to work in DeFi applications, driven largely by the introduction of a whole new yield-generating pasture, Compound’s COMP governance token.

Governance tokens enable users to vote on the future of decentralized protocols, sure, but they also present fresh ways for DeFi founders to entice assets onto their platforms.

That said, it’s … Read More

The best student discounts we found for 2020

Shopping

Amazon Prime

Student version

Amazon

If you’re not piggy-backing off of your parents’ Amazon Prime account, you can have the subscription for less while you’re in school. College students can get Prime Student for $6.50 per month or $60 per year, and it includes the same perks as a standard Prime membership including free two-day shipping, free same-day delivery in select areas, and access to the entire Prime Video library. Amazon also currently offers a six-month free trial, so you’ll pay even less during your first year.

Buy Prime Student at Amazon – $60/year

Shipt

Shipt is similar to DoorDash but for groceries and household essentials: Pay an annual fee and you can get same-day delivery from numerous stores including Target, Costco and CVS. Shipt’s student plan costs $50 for the year — a 50-percent discount from the normal price — and you get the first two weeks free. Just double

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