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People are rallying behind ‘Cosby Show’ actor Geoffrey Owens after photos of him working at Trader Joe’s went viral

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Actor Geoffrey Owens was spotted working at a New Jersey Trader Joe’s at the end of August. News sites ran the story and photos of the actor, and it quickly went viral. Now, other people in Hollywood are sharing their own stories of holding day jobs while working as actors. Over the weekend, photos emerged on news sites of “Cosby Show” actor Geoffrey Owens, 57, working at a Trader Joe’s in New Jersey. Now, fellow actors and fans are coming to Owens’ defense to say it’s common for actors to hold other jobs.See the rest of the story at Business […]

Everything that’s wrong with the computers and laptops that Apple sells

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There’s a lot to love about Apple’s computers.  Primarily, macOS is the main draw. It’s a sleek, clean, and simple-yet-complex operating system that gets a lot right compared to the more complicated Windows 10. Yet, while they exude a sense of perfection, Apple’s computers aren’t always the best choice. There are several questionable aspects about MacBook laptops and Mac desktops. At least for me, Apple’s computers are actually shifting the spotlight toward Windows computers because of those questionable and often frustrating facets.  Check out everything that’s wrong with Apple’s computers: They cost a lot more than Windows computers. Apple Apple […]

10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, TWTR, FB, TSLA, SNAP, AMZN, NKE)

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Reuters/Yves Herman Here is what you need to know. Social-media execs testify before Congress. Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandburg, is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday about her company’s response to Russian interference during the 2016 election. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will also appear. Amazon joins the $1 trillion club. Amazon on Tuesday became the second US company to reach a $1 trillion valuation. Apple hit the plateau less than one month ago.See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: How Columbia House sold 12 CDS for $1 See Also: A look […]

I exchanged an crusty old iPhone for $75 in store credit at Apple — and it only took 30 minutes (AAPL)

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Kif Leswing Earlier this year, Apple debuted a new website that will let you check the value of your old Apple products. Apple will give you store credit for working devices, or simply recycle them if they can’t be resold.  Here’s how it works.  Over the years, I’ve collected a fair amount of older computers. Obsolete laptops, phones, and accessories are simply collecting dust and growing even more out of date in a series of drawers and boxes. Given the fact that Apple seems likely to launch new iPhones and possibly laptops next month, which I will probably consider buying, […]

The 25 most generous philanthropists in America today

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The Chronicle of Philanthropy publishes an annual list of the top 50 philanthropists (both individuals and couples) by calculating their yearly donations. In 2017, America’s wealthiest residents donated $14.7 billion to nonprofit organizations. About 60% of the total was donated by people who made their fortunes in tech, suggesting America’s philanthropic center is shifting away from Wall Street and towards Silicon Valley, according to The Chronicle. America’s wealthiest people donated $14.7 billion in 2017 to causes, alma maters, foundations, and charities — more than doubling the amount given away in 2016. For 18 years, The Chronicle of Philanthropy has published an annual…

Justin Trudeau cannot take any more humiliation — from Trump or from himself

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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images When Mexico-bashing and wall-building dominated Trump’s Twitter feed last year, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insisted that Canada wouldn’t sell out Mexico. It was Mexico however, not Canada, that took the opportunity to assert its interests by selling out a national friend by attempting to reach a bilateral agreement with the US and without Canada.  Now, Trudeau is being lambasted by the right due to the Canadian refugee crisis, the liberal left for his defense of oil pipeline construction, and Donald Trump over NAFTA. The standalone trade deal negotiated by Mexico and the United States this month shows Canadians the truth of not one […]

I tried out Apple’s largest iPhone — and it made me love my iPhone 6S even more (AAPL)

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Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Several months ago, one of my worst tech fears was realized: I cracked my iPhone screen.  In three years of owning iPhones, I’ve never cracked my screen or significantly damaged my phone in any way. So when my iPhone 6S broke my fall on the subway steps recently — an embarrassing and slightly painful way to crack my screen — I was bummed to say the least. As I contemplated the future of my phone (to repair or not to repair?) I figured it was as good a time as any to test out the iPhone 8 […]

10 cruise ship horror stories that will make you want to stay on land

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images Cruising can be one of the most relaxing and enjoyable vacations a family can plan. But with Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) report of nearly 450 cruise ships currently sailing worldwide, and the unpredictability of mother nature, not every passenger on a cruise ship will experience the vacation of their dreams. In fact, in some cases, cruising can be a downright nightmare. Cruising can be one of the most relaxing and enjoyable vacations a family can plan. With meals, entertainment, activities, and housekeeping included in the cost of your room, there is virtually nothing to worry about. The popularity […]

Floyd Mayweather showed off 2 new diamond-covered watches on Instagram just 2 months after dropping $18 million on ‘The Billionaire’ watch

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Getty Images Floyd “Money” Mayweather has earned his nickname — he knows how to make it and he knows how to spend it. Mayweather has shown off two shiny, diamond-encrusted custom watches on Instagram — one of which is an Audemars Piguet. Mayweather is renowned for his extravagant purchases and recently took photos of his “Billionaire” watch, which cost $18 million. Floyd Mayweather is widely known as the “Money” man because he knows how to make it, but judging from his latest Instagram photos he also knows how to spend it. Mayweather finished his boxing career with a flawless record of […]

The psychological reasons why people are scared of clowns

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Imagenikolas / Shutterstock Many people find clowns creepy. Psychologists think it could be because they’re unpredictable, they smile too much, and there’s something familiar yet strange about them. But others have a paralysing fear of clowns — or coulrophobia. Phobias develop when our amygdala fires up and makes us feel scared, then we reinforce the fear by not dealing with it. Some phobias seem ridiculous, but for the people who have them, they’re incredibly real. Before people dressed up in garish colours and facepaint started terrorising people, and even before Stephen King’s “IT” was published, some people were already completely […]