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Preorder 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' for $5 off (and get an exclusive in-game outfit)
January 27, 2022 at 3:43 pm 0
PREORDER: The highly anticipated Nintendo Switch game Pokémon Legends: Arceus comes out this Friday, Jan. 28. Reserve a copy through Amazon ahead of time and you'll get $5 off the game (from $59.99 to $54.99) plus an exclusive in-game outfit. The reviews are trickling in for Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Game Freak's upcoming action RPG for the Nintendo Switch — and from the sound of things, it's one of the finest Pokémon games we've gotten in years (albeit a little "messy" at times):"It stumbles often on its way to innovation (it’s trying to evolve a nearly 24-year-old series, after all) and brings equal parts brilliance and frustration in its updated systems," writes Polygon's Ryan Gilliam. "But the good bits in Pokémon Legends: Arceus outweigh the bad, rounding out a successful first attempt at an action-centric Pokémon game."Per Steve Watts of GameRant: "Once Pokémon Legends: Arceus finds its stride ... it's the
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Entertainment
Everything you need to know before watching 'The Afterparty'
January 27, 2022 at 3:43 pm 0
Tiffany Haddish, Dave Franco, Ben Schwartz, Christopher Miller and the cast of The Afterparty explain all the backstory you need to know before diving into the new Apple TV+ series.
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Lifestyle
Intuitive eating is what anti-diet culture actually looks like
January 27, 2022 at 3:23 pm 0
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? What if, instead of seeing food as an adversary or obstacle to staying healthy, we instead sought to redefine healthy eating as whatever gives us pleasure and satisfies our hunger?"Diet culture's goal is to try to shrink the body to make someone fit an external cultural ideal of thinness, which is not reasonable for most people. So it sets them up to pursue diets
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Lifestyle
New emoji are coming to iOS, and they're a serious vibe
January 27, 2022 at 3:23 pm 0
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 some play. It's a disco party. Credit: Emojipedia Not to be overlooked are the Pregnant Man emoji, and the Face With Peeking Eye emoji.Non-developers anxious to get their hands on these new emoji will unfortunately have to wait just a bit longer. How long exactly remains unclear because Apple has yet to confirm an exact release date for iOS 15.4
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Science & Technology
At $189, this Acer Chromebook is the right pick if you want to downsize
January 27, 2022 at 3:23 pm 0
Save $30: When you need a laptop that's cheap but gets the job done, check out the Acer 315 15.6-inch Chromebook for just $189 at Walmart. As of Jan. 27, you save 14% and get an ultra-affordable laptop with an Intel Celeron processor, 4GB RAM, and 32GB eMMC storage. An M1 MacBook Air certainly looks nice, but not everyone needs something that pricey. A Chromebook is a great option if you only need a laptop for internet browsing and other basic tasks. And if you want to go cheap without sacrificing too much performance, the Acer 315 hits the sweet spot.Simplify your laptop search with the Acer 315 15.6-inch Chromebook, which on sale for only $189 at Walmart. This Chromebook is powered by the latest Intel Celeron N4000 processor along with 4GB of memory and a 32GB eMMC internal storage drive. While it's lightweight at about 3.6 pounds, you still
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Science & Technology
Save $100 on a powerful MSI gaming laptop, plus more laptop deals as of Jan. 27
January 27, 2022 at 3:23 pm 0
UPDATE: Jan. 27, 2022, 4:45 p.m. EST This list has been updated to reflect pricing and availability as of Jan. 27. BEST SAMSUNG DEAL: Samsung Galaxy Book Pro, a nice alternative to the similarly priced MacBook Pro — $779.99 $1,099.99 (save $320)BEST GAMING DEAL: Razer Blade 15, a powerful gaming laptop that'll keep you playing on the go — $1,749 $2,599.99 (save $850.99)BEST 2-IN-1 DEAL: Asus Chromebook Flip C434, an affordable 2-in-1 for those who want the basics of a laptop and a tablet at once — $455.99 $569.99 (save $120)What's better than a great laptop? A great laptop that's cheap. Nowadays, even budget machines can pack the punch to carry you through whatever's on your to-do list, whether it's work, watching Netflix, or endlessly browsing social media. If you're looking to pick up a new laptop but don't necessarily want to drop your life savings in one go, we'll be
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Entertainment
Tiffany Haddish and 'The Afterparty' cast hilariously remix the show's plot — Mash Libs
January 26, 2022 at 3:32 pm 0
The ensemble cast of The Afterparty cooked up an alternative plot for their Apple TV+ show.
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Entertainment
Mike Schur shares a hilarious 'Office' moment inspired by his life
January 26, 2022 at 3:32 pm 0
Mose Schrute is in the house! Or rather, he's on the podcast.On the latest episode of the Office Ladies podcast, former co-stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey took a break from recapping episodes to interview comedic genius Mike Schur. For those who don't know, Schur worked as a writer on The Office from Seasons 1-4, played Dwight's quirky cousin Mose Schrute in 13 episodes, and he also created other iconic series, including The Good Place and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.During the podcast episode, Schur talked about everything from his days at Saturday Night Live to his new book, How to Be Perfect. Naturally, he also reminisced about his time on The Office and shared how he started working on the show as a writer and an actor, what it was like learning from showrunner Greg Daniels, and more.As Office Ladies fans have learned over the years, many storylines on the show —
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Lifestyle
YouTube bans Dan Bongino permanently
January 26, 2022 at 3:14 pm 0
Conservative radio host and personality Dan Bongino has been kicked off YouTube for good.“We terminated Dan Bongino’s channels for circumventing our Terms of Service by posting a video while there was an active strike and suspension associated with the account,” said a YouTube spokesperson in a statement provided to Mashable. “When a channel receives a strike, it is against our Terms of Service to post content or use another channel to circumvent the suspension. If a channel is terminated, the uploader is unable to use, own or create any other YouTube channels.”Basically, Bongino tried to evade a temporary suspension by posting content when he was prohibited from doing so, resulting in a permanent ban.As of Wednesday, both of Dan Bongino's YouTube channels had been permanently deleted, one of which has almost 900,000 subscribers.Earlier this month, Bongino violated the video platform's COVID-19 misinformation policies when he posted a video claiming "masks
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Science & Technology
Neil Young told Spotify to choose between him and Joe Rogan. Spotify chose Joe Rogan.
January 26, 2022 at 3:14 pm 0
This may be your last chance to listen to "Heart of Gold" on Spotify, Neil Young fans.According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Spotify is obliging the legendary artist's request to be removed from the streaming service due to its distribution of the popular podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience.On Jan. 26, Young posted an open letter on his website seeking to cut ties with Spotify due to the company's relationship with Joe Rogan.“I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines – potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them,” Young wrote.“I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform,” Young continued. “They can have [Joe] Rogan or Young. Not both.”It appears Spotify has chosen Joe Rogan. The streaming platform signed an exclusive $100 million deal with the commentator and comedian
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