We were not expecting a familiar face as we cracked open the wooden box trap we’d carefully set on the remote north slope of Alaska.
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We were not expecting a familiar face as we cracked open the wooden box trap we’d carefully set on the remote north slope of Alaska.
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Everybody wants to stream their favorite shows and movies, but nobody wants to pay for the access. As Netflix beefs up its library of original content and Hulu continues to deliver critically acclaimed series, it can feel like there’s no way to enjoy TV without caving and paying for a subscription of your own. But before you fish your credit card out of your wallet, make sure to check out Tubi TV, a free, ad-supported streaming service that makes a solid alternative to the major streaming services—depending on your tastes.
What is Tubi TV?
Similar to Crackle, Tubi TV is a completely ad-supported movie and TV streaming service. Since launching in 2014, the company has partnered with Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Lionsgate, and Starz. These partnerships account for Tubi TV’s robust library of more than 50,000 titles—the second largest only to Netflix of all streaming services—with new titles being added every week.
Is Tubi TV free?
Yes, Tubi TV is absolutely free. There’s no paywall or premium account upgrade required; it’s free for as long as viewers use the service. In exchange for unlimited free content, users only have to watch a few short ads before and during a movie or TV show.
The frequency of these ads varies. Typically a 30-second commercial will play before a movie or show, and some TV shows will play two shorter commercials back-to-back in the middle of an episode. On the other hand, some movies might not play any ads for the first 45 minutes while others will show them at 12- or 15-minute intervals. These ads can be frustrating, but look at it this way: At least you’re not paying for the service. (What’s Hulu’s excuse?)
How does Tubi TV work?
Ease of access is crucial in the streaming marketplace, and Tubi TV is available on nearly every platform and device. Viewers can watch Tubi via the company’s website, or they can download apps on their smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and video game consoles. Tubi TV can also be streamed via Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, and TiVo.
Once you download the Tubi TV app or visit the website, you’ll be asked to make a basic account or log in with Facebook. (You can watch certain titles without an account, but all R-rated or “mature” content will require one.) Once you sign in for the first time, the app will ask you to choose some favorites from a small list of movies and shows in order to make personalized suggestions for you.
Tubi TV is fairly easy to navigate on desktop and mobile. Its sleek, economical design includes a drop-down menu with dozens of genres and subgenres, along with several different categories to scroll through à la Netflix. The video quality varies from title to title; some programs play in HD, while others go all the way down to 360p. Oh, and if you’re using the Tubi TV website, make sure you disable your ad blocker.
Tubi TV movies
If you’re logging into Tubi TV hoping to check out the latest binge-worthy shows or Oscar-nominated movies, you’ll want to reconsider. Tubi has no original content and few new releases, focusing instead on titles from decades past. The “Most Popular” section will make you wonder if users were bored, morbidly curious, or genuinely interested. It’s hard to imagine a ton of people choosing to watch Beauty Shop, Tekken, or Robocop 2, but hey, to each their own.
In all seriousness, Tubi does have a solid selection of ‘80s, ‘90s, and early 2000s movies, even if you have to wade through a good deal of flops to find them. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, School of Rock, and Crocodile Dundee are guaranteed to offer big laughs—probably more so than Stan Helsing, The Slammin’ Salmon, and Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging. Meanwhile, the drama section offers some 2000s gems such as World Trade Center and True Grit (the 2010 version). And if you’re a glutton for punishment, you can check out the campy eroticism of Showgirls.
Tubi TV offers a healthy selection of comedies and dramas, while other sections, such as horror and thriller, leave a lot to be desired. Still, there’s plenty to enjoy on the platform if you’re willing to check out some blasts from the past. Here are five movies on Tubi TV worth watching.
5 Tubi TV movies worth checking out
1) Sound City
Is there anything Dave Grohl doesn’t do? The Foo Fighters frontman/former Nirvana drummer/Paul McCartney collaborator makes his directorial debut with Sound City, a documentary that explores the history of the legendary Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California. Nestled among rows of warehouses, the unassuming studio welcomed rock & roll icons like Neil Young, Tom Petty, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers through its doors. After Sound City shuttered in 2011, Grohl moved its analog Neve recording console to his own Studio 606 to keep the magic alive. Several Sound City alumni convene at Studio 606 to cut a new album using the Neve console and hold a once-in-a-lifetime jam session.
2) After Porn Ends
“Can they really live a normal life after porn?” reads the tagline for the 2012 documentary directed by Bryce Wagoner. After Porn Ends follows several former pornographic actors and actresses as they try to transition into new, more socially acceptable careers after leaving the industry. Many of these people started working in porn as a way to escape broken homes and scrape together money, but even after turning themselves into successful businesspeople, they still face career obstacles and emotional trauma.
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
It’s amazing what you can do when you’re on a project deadline. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure follows its two titular, slacker protagonists as they travel through time via phone booth to pluck historical figures from centuries past and bring them back for a history presentation. Just as Bill and Ted get a crash course in world history, Napoleon Bonaparte, Billy the Kid, Socrates, Sigmund Freud, and Abraham Lincoln get a lesson in navigating the local mall and waterpark.
4) School of Rock
Jack Black’s manic energy finds its perfect outlet in Richard Linklater’s music school comedy. Black plays a professional layabout who steals a subbing job from his nebbish roommate (Mike White, who also wrote the script) and ends up teaching a class of young musical prodigies. Of course, the students end up teaching Black as much about life as he teaches them about Led Zeppelin. It’s a crowd-pleaser through and through, with equal amounts of laughs and heart and, most importantly, a great rock show at the end. —Eddie Strait
5) True Grit (2010)
John Wayne and Glen Campbell left some big shoes to fill in 1969’s True Grit, the first movie adaptation of Charles Portis’ 1968 novel. So for the 2010 remake, the Coen Brothers teamed up with executive producer Steven Spielberg and enlisted an all-star cast including Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin. Mattie Ross (a teenaged Hailee Steinfeld) hires Cogburn (Bridges) to catch Tom Chaney (Brolin), an outlaw who murdered her father. They link up with a Texas Ranger named LaBeouf (Damon), and the ensuing adventure tests their “true grit.” They learn a lot about each other—and even more about themselves.
Tubi TV shows
Tubi’s worrisome list of most popular TV shows includes Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars: Texas, and Cajun Pawn Stars, not to mention two Gordon Ramsey shows: Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares. Fans of ridiculous reality dating shows will be delighted to find Flavor Flav’s Flavor of Love and Bret Michaels’ Rock of Love in the same place. Anime fans can check out Yu-Gi-Oh! and Naruto, while comedy enthusiasts can find everything from Cheers to British raunch-comedy The Inbetweeners. And for folks truly willing to try anything, there’s always The Wahlburgers and Alf.
Netflix has made a concerted effort lately to increase its library of original content, including several critically acclaimed TV series such as Master of None, LOVE, and Dear White People. Tubi TV obviously can’t compete on that front, but in terms of quantity and variety, there’s a lot of TV shows from yesteryear worth checking out at no cost. Here are five Tubi TV series worth perusing during your next binge:
5 Tubi TV shows worth checking out
Masashi Kishimoto’s popular Japanese manga received an English TV adaptation in 2005, running on Cartoon Network for four years. After a powerful fox named Nine-Tails attacks the small village of Konoha, its leader seals the fox inside his son, Naruto Uzumaki. The townspeople revile Naruto, but he still trains with the dream of becoming the Hokage, the strongest ninja in Konoha.
2) The IT Crowd
Step into the dingy basement of London’s Reynholm Industries, home to three dysfunctional members of the staff’s IT department: Maurice Moss, Roy Trenneman, and Jen Barber. Roy compulsively ignores the phones, Moss doesn’t know how to communicate with other human beings, and Jen doesn’t know a thing about tech. They don’t necessarily stay busy, but at least they stay entertained.
3) The Inbetweeners
British sitcom The Inbetweeners follows four nerdy suburbanites—Will, Simon, Neil, and Jay—as they endure the social hurdles of high school and try to navigate the transition from boyhood to manhood. The only problem is, they have no idea how to be men at all. The lads constantly strike out with girls, piss off their teachers and parents, and hurl childish insults at each other. In the end, all they’ve got is their own sense of fraternity—sucks to be them.
Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright helms this British sitcom about Daisy Steiner (Jessica Stevenson) and Tim Bisley (Simon Pegg), two desperate 20-somethings who masquerade as a couple so they can move in together despite having just met. As they figure out how to live a new life together, they predictably start to fall for each other, even as they insist otherwise to their friends.
5) Dog the Bounty Hunter
After he made international news for capturing fugitive and convicted rapist Andrew Luster in 2003, Duane Lee “Dog” Chapman gave viewers a glimpse into his unorthodox line of work in his own reality TV series, Dog the Bounty Hunter. The show chronicles Dog’s exploits in Hawaii and his home state of Colorado as he tracks down criminals who have broken the terms of their bail. Dog often drops his tough-guy act to counsel the fugitives and encourage them to turn their lives around.
Should you try Tubi TV?
Look, it’s kind of difficult not to recommend a free streaming service. If you care about the latest TV shows and original content from the paid services, then you’ve probably already bought subscriptions for them. But if you’re looking to supplement your streaming library and check out some oft-forgotten movies and TV shows from the ’80s and ’90s, there’s nothing to lose by poking around on Tubi TV for a few minutes. Those minutes could turn into hours if something strikes your fancy, which could make your Tubi TV browsing time well spent.
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While scrolling through Instagram one morning, I came across mal.amora, a name I didn’t recognize but whose work I loved. Obviously I was following this account and the lingerie in the photo on my feed looked familiar, so I clicked on their profile. I quickly realized that Mal Amora is the new name of the brand Mollie Blue. Mal Amora is the brainchild of London-based designer, Mollie Blue Falkingham, who launched the line in 2016 under her real name. The line fuses luxury with kink and brings a retro element with overwire bras and vintage inspired shapewear. When any creative professional changes the name of their business, I’m always curious, which led me to DM Mal Amora to ask about the name change and overall to see what was up with the brand. Falkingham was kind enough to let me ask a few questions and to feature her work and the new direction her business is taking here, and I hope you enjoy it!BB: When did you first discover your love of lingerie and what was the first piece of lingerie you bought?MF: I first learnt about being in love with lingerie when I realized my corset obsession had spiralled into the world of fine laces and silks; I had made several corsets as a punk rock teen, all black and tartan with a haberdashery’s worth of safety pins on them. I thought I’d stay in the corset realm forever through art college but one day I fancied making a bra and I was hooked! The first fancy piece of lingerie I ever bought was Agent Provocateur’s scarlet Birthday Suit during an internship at Sparklewren Corsetry and it’s still one of my favourites.BB: What is your background in lingerie design and construction? MF: For starters I graduated the illustrious De Montfort University’s Contour Fashion degree with a 1st Class Honours but it’s also 14 years of continuous sewing, pattern cutting and dreaming big. I’ve interned internationally at Clover Hong Kong, WGSN & Sparklewren and worked at Something Wicked as well as Gossard & Berlei.BB: Your brand was previously known as Mollie Blue and has recently changed names, what led to the name change and what does Mal Amora mean to you as a brand?MF: That’s correct! Mal Amora came to me in a very natural, almost dream like way when I needed it the most. I wanted a word that described my aesthetic which is romantic, fiercely feminine, dark, divine, fetishistic and seductive; I needed a calling card for that, a certain mood. Mal Amora stands for an evil love, but for my brand it’s the spell I want to cast on those who behold my designs on the body. My old eponymous brand name couldn’t evoke that.BB: How do Mollie Blue and Mal Amora differ from one another and are there any other changes we can expect to go along with the name change?MF: Mollie Blue was very much my testing ground and badge of pride – seeing ‘Mollie Blue’ on stage last year at London Graduate Fashion Week was a highlight of my life. In my uni years I was very experimental and every garment was a learning curve. Mal Amora is the polished and precise dominatrix of woman Mollie Blue has bloomed into. It means you can expect pret-a-porter collections, one of which, Marlene, is coming out in late June this year followed by Harlette and Malicia and a Bespoke Collection of corsetry and couture lingerie soon to be revealed. You can also expect a full size range in soft intimates, XS to XL as well as a Made to Measure service on all wired bras.BB: A lot of your work is bespoke and custom, what benefits do bespoke have as a business owner and as a consumer?MF: From the business owner’s stand point it’s about delivering the very best in couture lingerie in a way that’s feasible and personal. I cannot make a leather overwire bra at a mass market level, but I don’t think that should stop me from getting that piece of art onto a woman who wants it. As for the consumer you get to experience the secret world of haute couture in the most intimate and caring way possible with every attention to detail taken. Every Bespoke customer is measured meticulously and from that a pattern block is made. This stays on file so you can return to Mal Amora, time and time again, for flawless ‘size-you’ lingerie that you know will fit. You also have a rainbow of laces, leathers, silks, satins and meshes to choose from all beautifully crafted into a Mal Amora masterpiece.BB: Who and what are your major influences on your work as a designer?MF: That is a difficult question to answer; I’m inspired by a width and breadth of influences! For Mal Amora specifically, Dita Von Teese is my total muse as well as her protégé Violet Chachki, both of whom can go from burlesque babe to ravishing Domme in the blink of an eye. That duality excites me, so I always look for that. I love the rage of the 30s party scene, the seediness of Bettie Page’s innocence and the dynamic of leather and nudity. Mal Amora’s Marlene range is so called after the Dietrich Dame herself of the Art Deco period, and in that I juxtaposed harsh graphic lines with the hazy softness of black and white films. The other two ranges, Harlette and Malicia are inspired by Tudor & Rococo fashion and 50s BDSM photography respectively.BB: You make both lingerie and corsetry, how are the skillsets for lingerie and corsetry the same and how do they differ?MF: I like to think of lingerie as the spritely grandchild of corsetry; it’s innovative and forward whilst the latter is traditional and intensely challenging. Both however are a feat of wearable engineering and architecture so precision is a must; pattern cutting for these two can be nightmarish without proper thought or measurements! The only real difference I find in skillset is patience – I have had to practice being patient with corsets as they take time and care, even though I’m using the same techniques for both types of garment. Some bras take a day and some take a week, but corsets, they can take a month or more to get to perfection. But in the end, always worth it.BB: What is your five-year plan for your brand and what do you hope to accomplish as a designer and business owner?MF: My five-year plan is to steadily grow into an established luxury lingerie label, in boutiques and high end department stores in the next three years or so. To be able to arrive to work as Creative Director in five years to a beautiful workshop studio with a busy team of seamstresses and designers is the absolute dream, my idea of heaven if you will. As a designer I want to expand my creative couture, be involved in grand photoshoot projects and I’ll die blissful if I get in Vogue! As a human being though, I want to carry on as happy as I am right now with the (other non-lingerie) love of my life.
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PayPal is taking its biggest bet yet on point-of-sale transactions, small businesses and markets outside of the U.S. as it looks to raise its game against Square, Stripe and others in the world of payments: The company has confirmed that it is buying iZettle — the Stockholm-based payments provider commonly referred to as the “Square of Europe” — for $2.2 billion in an all-cash deal.
The deal — which is expected to close in Q3 2018 — will see iZettle’s co-founder and CEO Jacob de Geer stay on to lead iZettle. He will report to PayPal’s COO Bill Ready. Others in iZettle’s exec team will also stay on to run the business, which will become a “center of excellence” for in-store and offline payments in Europe, PayPal said.
The timing of the deal is notable: It comes on the heels of iZettle filing for an IPO earlier this month (just nine days ago, in fact) in its own bid to scale out its business: iZettle had planned to raise $227 million on the Stockholm Nasdaq exchange, which would have valued the company at around $1.1 billion.
From what I understand from sources, the two had been talking “for years.” I guess the IPO filing suddenly gave those talks a new kind of urgency. And maybe double so: The news was supposed to be announced on Friday, but after rumors started to leak out today the company has decided to come out with it officially.
PayPal itself has a market cap of around $94 billion and in its last earnings said it had $7.8 billion in cash, cash equivalents and investments — giving it ample funds for this deal.
iZettle becomes PayPal’s biggest-ever transaction. For some context, in 2015 PayPal acquired money-transfer startup Xoom for $890 million, and when it was still a part of eBay, in 2013, it acquired Braintree and its Venmo business for $800 million.
iZettle has operations in 12 markets, including several in northern Europe and Mexico in Latin America, where PayPal doesn’t have an extensive offline presence, such as Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden. (Its Latin American expansion was made by way of a strategic investment from the Spanish bank Santander.) iZettle is very strong also in the U.K., so will help PayPal strengthen its business in that market at a time when Square has finally emerged as a competitor there.
Like Square, iZettle has made a lot of headway in building out a point of sale business by way of a card-reading dongle that links up with a smartphone or tablet, working with smaller businesses that might have never used a card service in the past because of the prohibitive costs of taking card payments. From that, it has extended into other financial services for those business, from inventory management to loans.
For those who follow PayPal, you’ll know that the company has also been working hard to expand its own point-of-sale payments, both in the U.S. and globally, although some might argue that these have not been as much of a home run for the company as its legacy online payments operations.
iZettle’s de Geer has wanted to expand the company’s horizons in the future to encompass larger businesses and also companies that do not have brick-and-mortar presences of any kind, but it’s the size and reach of iZettle’s operations precisely in existing areas that was what attracted PayPal, as complements to its existing business.
“Small businesses are the engine of the global economy and we are continuing to expand our platform to help them compete and win online, in-store and via mobile,” said PayPal president and CEO Dan Schulman in a statement. “iZettle and PayPal are a strategic fit, with a shared mission, values and culture—and complementary product offerings and geographies. In today’s digital world, consumers want to be able to buy when, where and how they want. With nearly half a million merchants on their platform, Jacob de Geer and his team add best-in-class capabilities and talent that will expand PayPal’s market opportunity to be a global one-stop solution for omnichannel commerce.”
On the side of iZettle, this will give the startup a much bigger opportunity to scale out its business as part of a global payments giant.
“Combining our assets and expertise with a global industry leader like PayPal allows us to deliver even more value to small businesses to help them succeed in a world of giants,” de Geer said in a statement. “The combination of iZettle and PayPal will provide tremendous benefits to our merchants who will have access to an even wider range of tools to help them get paid, sell smarter and grow.”
In its IPO filing, iZettle noted that it’s still operating at a loss, although those losses appeared to be narrowing. In the first three months of 2018, the company reported negative earnings before tax, depreciation and amortization of SEK73 million ($8.3 million), slightly narrower than its negative EBITDA of SEK78 million ($8.8 million). It projects EBITDA profitability by 2020.
iZettle expects to generate gross revenues (its own cut, that is) of around $165 million in 2018, with approximately $6 billion of total payment volume expected to be processed on its platform, PayPal noted. Its revenues have been growing at a compound annual growth rate of 60 percent between 2015 and 2017.
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Business Insider is looking for a reporter to join its retail team. The reporter will focus on social media, advertising, and the ways that America’s favorite brands use both to engage their customers.
The retail reporter will have a familiarity with major consumer companies as well as the platforms these companies use to appeal to potential customers. This position requires comfort writing both medium-length features and quick news hits on the most viral advertising and social-media stories of the day. Topics could range from the latest Super Bowl ads to fast-food brands’ ramping up of their Twitter presence as well as backlash to Apple’s “What’s a computer?” commercial.
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The ability to work at home is one of the unique advantages of our era. The fact that so many of us can avoid the hassle and expense of commuting while also steering clear of soul-crushing cubicle farms means that we can work the way we choose. Sure, there’s pressure. But it’s of a different sort, since we don’t have that boss literally breathing down our necks.
One of the best parts of working from home is that you can set up your work environment in a way that suits your needs and personality. While you may be limited by space and budget, you still have a say in how things look and what type of equipment (aka toys) you have to work with. Try doing that with a traditional office job.
Still, there are some things that every home-based designer needs. Things that help to promote productivity, creativity and of course a little bit of fun. Whether you’re thinking of working from home or you are a seasoned veteran, here are the necessities of the gig:
A Private Space
Being at home means that you are an easy target for interruption – especially if there are others in the house. While they usually mean well, housemates can sometimes get in the way of work by talking (to you or someone else), watching TV, etc. Little ones are usually wanting to get Mom or Dad’s attention, regardless if you are working or not. And let’s not forget about the pets who love to bark (or meow) right in the middle of your conference call.
That’s why it’s important to have a workspace that lets you get away (or seal yourself off, at least) from everyone else in the home. It could be on a different level or just a room with a door. Design and development work requires some serious concentration, which you’re more likely to get when you’re by yourself.
The other part of the equation is that having a separate space dedicated to your job lets you “leave” work at the end of the day. Of course, it can be quite tempting to sneak in some extra hours while everyone else is asleep. But that’s still better than working in the living room, where you also spend your downtime. Any change of scenery you can create makes for a healthier work/life balance.
Sure, you can lock yourself in your home office all day. But there are also times when you may want to move around the house or (gasp) even go outside. Sometimes, you just need to get out of that chair and find inspiration elsewhere. It can be an easy and effective way to relieve the stress of staring at the same thing all day.
Fortunately (or not), many of us in the tech industry carry a smartphone at all times. But while that’s great for basic communication, you’re probably not going to do a lot of coding, writing or graphic design with one – no matter what the commercials say.
The best way to get things done outside of your little nook is to have a decent laptop and a Wi-Fi connection. If a laptop already is your primary system, then you’re all set! If not, keep in mind that you won’t have to completely bust your budget to acquire something that fits your needs.
When shopping, think about where you might use the system and what kinds of things you plan to do with it. The key is to try to find a balance between computing power and portability. You don’t want to lug a massive system around with you, but you do want something that is capable of running your favorite software efficiently.
Depending on where you live, you might consider some sort of mobile hotspot for reliable connectivity. Lastly, if you do buy yourself a laptop, install some backup and security software on it. Don’t risk your files to infection or a balky hard drive.
An Ergonomic Setup
This one, I cannot stress enough. If you’re going to sit there for hours upon hours typing, an ergonomic work setting is essential.
The effects of bad posture or constantly reaching too far for a mouse or keyboard can be quite serious. Over the years, I’ve suffered from both repetitive stress injury (RSI) in my wrists and a literal pain in the neck. These types of issues can make your work much more difficult and even cost you downtime if you require medical treatment.
To avoid issues, make it a point to invest in the following:
An adjustable chair that is designed for long periods of sitting
An ergonomic (curved) keyboard and mouse
A desk with a keyboard tray or that is otherwise adjustable
A monitor that is large enough to keep your eyes from straining and has an adjustable height
It’s also worth checking out some office accessories that help improve comfort. For example, I usually wear special gloves while typing (you know, for that Michael Jackson look – and to avoid wrist pain) and a wrist rest that takes the sting out of using a mouse.
Things to Keep You Sane
We work in what can often be a high-stress occupation. Dealing with code debugging, client demands, etc. can really take the fun away. That’s why it’s important to keep who and what you love around you as much as possible (yes, I’m the same guy who advised locking yourself away earlier).
But there’s a difference between healthy and unhealthy distractions. We know that there are times when we simply have to work without being bothered. But that doesn’t mean that we should shut out the entire world.
Working at home can, at times, be extremely lonely. If you love animals, a pet or two may provide great companionship. Caring for a pet can be very rewarding, even if it does require some responsibility. And they make downtime much more fun with a game of fetch or a ball of yarn. Even fish, who aren’t known for their game playing, can be quite calming to watch.
If you’re a fan of music, a decent speaker system or set of headphones can help keep you motivated throughout the day. Just be sure to have an easy way to turn down the volume for those times when a client unexpectedly calls. You don’t want to have to run across the room each time you need some quiet.
Lastly, decorate your space with reminders of what makes you happy. Family photos, sports memorabilia and fun gadgets can add some personality to your office.
All the Comforts of Home
Working from home isn’t all fun and games. It requires self-discipline and proper motivation to get things done. Part of what can get you there is setting up a work environment that is at least semi-private, comfortable and enjoyable. And, for those times when you really need to get away, a means for working elsewhere can also be very beneficial.
To be sure, being a home-based web designer isn’t for everyone. But for those of us who have been doing it for some time, it’s an experience we wouldn’t want to give up.
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Jamie Heywood, U.K. director of electronics at Amazon, will join Uber next month as regional general manager for Northern and Eastern Europe.
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Javier Duarte, the disgraced former governor of Mexico’s Veracruz state, has been accused of involvement in forced disappearances.
Dozens of security officials from Veracruz have been accused of similar crimes.
The charges reflect the extensive links between government officials and organized crime in many parts of Mexico.
A judge in the Mexican state of Veracruz has issued new charges against former Gov. Javier Duarte, accusing him of involvement in the forced disappearance of at least 13 people.
The charge is the latest and most severe leveled at Duarte, who has already been charged with several corruption-related crimes in a sprawling investigation that has revealed pervasive graft under his administration.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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Though the specifics of every person’s daily routine differ, we all probably do a few of the same basic things to maintain our long-term health: we brush our teeth, wash our face, and take our vitamins.
Effective health and wellness practices rely on consistency, but when the rest of life is happening around you, these practices can fall by the wayside and it’s often difficult to get back on track.
Thankfully, the convenient, automated nature of subscription box services ensures that you won’t miss a day of your vitamin, skincare, or other personal care regimen.
Whether you need to change your toothbrush or treat your skin concerns, these monthly services are always one step ahead of you. By the time you realize you need to reorder the products that make you look and feel your best, they’ll already be in a box on their way to your front doorstep.
Stay on top of your health and wellness regimen with the 8 subscription boxes below. Hubble
Since you can’t exactly compromise on your eyesight, you’re usually left overpaying for your contacts. Hubble works with an FDA-approved contact lens manufacturer with more than 20 years of experience to make comfortable, more affordable soft contacts. A monthly subscription is $33 and ensures you’ll never be blind-sided by the price of contacts or the inconvenience of picking your supply up. If you don’t know your prescription, Hubble will help you find a doctor in your area.
Care/of provides honest guidance and personalized vitamins that contain better ingredients, so you never have to step into the overwhelming vitamins aisle at the store again (or stock your cabinet with 10 different bottles). Take the quiz to find out what vitamins you need, or browse the selection of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and probiotics to build your own customized pack. Pricing per month depends on which products you choose in your pack.
Quip makes the best-looking electric toothbrush you’ll own. It tells you every 30 seconds when it’s time to switch sides, vibrates softly (my roommate couldn’t even tell it was electric until I took it out of my mouth), and mounts onto your wall or mirror. For $5, you’ll get sent a new brush head every three months to ensure you’re brushing your teeth with bristles that won’t damage your gums. You can also put its toothpaste on a refill plan.
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Apple’s new tools that help users manage how much time they spend with their devices is a positive and necessary step, the Huffington Post founder said in an interview with Cheddar’s Hope King. The technology giant also unveiled new AR capabilities and an upgraded version of Siri.
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