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How to save a location on Google Maps on your computer or mobile device, and add it to a list for easy navigation


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  • You can save a location on Google Maps on your computer or mobile device. 
  • When you save a location on Google Maps, you can add it to your Favorites, "Starred places," places you "Want to go," or create a new list for your saved locations. 
  • Here's what you need to know to save a location on Google Maps. 
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You probably know how to get to some of your favorite places without directions. 

However, there may be a few places you visit that no matter how many times you go there, you always need a little help navigating. 

If you use Google Maps to provide you with directions, you can save frequently visited locations so you can pull them up easily the next time you're headed there.

Saving locations in Google Maps is a simple and straightforward process that allows you to access addresses and landmarks from your computer or mobile device at any time.

Here's what you need to know to do it.  

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How to save a location on Google Maps on your computer

1. Be sure you're signed into your Google account and navigate to https://maps.google.com.

2. Search for an address, landmark, business location, or even a set of latitude and longitude coordinates using the search box to the left of your screen. 

3. Under the location information window on the left side of your screen, click the Save button.


4. A pop-up will appear giving you the choice to save the location to your Favorites, Want to go, Starred places, or a new list altogether. 

5. Choose which list to save your location to by clicking on it. This location will then be saved. 

How to save a location on Google Maps on your mobile device

1. On your iPhone or Android's home screen, locate and tap on the Google Maps app to open it. 

2. Search for a location, address, landmark, or set of coordinates in the search box at the top of your screen. 

3. In the location information card, look for the Save button and tap to open a prompt to specify the list to which you'd like to save the location or address. 


4. Tap the empty box next to the list you want to save the location to or add a new one by clicking "+ New List." Once completed, a check mark will appear in your preferred list. 


5. Click finished in the upper right corner. 

This process is the same whether you have an iPhone or Android device.

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18 of the most epic sibling rivalries of all time


FILE - This May 1, 2019 file photo shows Joe Jonas, from left, Nick Jonas and Kevin Jonas, of the Jonas Brothers, at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. The brothers have signed a deal with Macmillan to publish their memoir. The book will delve into the band’s formation, rise to stardom, breakup in 2013 and reconciliation as a music group earlier this year. “Blood” will hit stores Nov. 12. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Since the days of Cain and Abel, sibling rivalries have dotted history in many shapes and forms.

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Some siblings sue each other over money or defamation while others live out their days amid a frigid silent treatment. Some sibling rivalries are purely playful, competitive one-upmanship.

These sibling groups not only prove that it's impossible to expect brothers and sisters to get along all the time, but they also show that some siblings simply have it out for one another.

Here are 18 of the most epic sibling rivalries of all time.

Melissa Stanger contributed to an earlier version of this article.

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Indian business tycoons Mukesh and Anil Ambani waged a war against each other in and out of court.

When Reliance Industries founder Dhirubhai Ambani died in 2002 without a will, his elder son, Mukesh, took over the company as chairman while his younger son, Anil, was made vice-chairman.

Mukesh then reportedly tried to push Anil off the board, and tension between the siblings turned into an ugly legal battle, resulting in a de-merger of the company led by the brothers' mother in 2005. For the next five years the brothers continued to wage war against one another, both in and out of court, until their mother intervened again, this time issuing a noncompete agreement between the two in 2010.

Though the brothers announced soon after that they were no longer feuding, new deals in the telecommunications industry could become a new source of competition for the Ambanis.

Sister singers LaVerne, Patty, and Maxene Andrews had a decades-long feud.

Their careers were built on harmonizing together, but the Andrews Sisters weren't always as bright and cheery as their songs. Known for hits like "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," the Andrews Sisters were the most successful female recording group in pop history, according to a 1987 Los Angeles Times article.

So it's strange — or maybe natural — that their success is clouded by a decades-long feud. All three sisters are deceased as of January 2013, but Maxene once chalked their intense loathing for one another up to too many years of working too closely together...though it may not have helped things that Patty joined another singing group in 1951 without telling her sisters.

But in spite of their sweet trio image, Patty believed that their diehard fans didn't care about the feud at all, telling the LA Times, "When I start singing the Andrews Sisters songs, they don't give a damn whether I talk to my sister or not."

Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso and Mikkel Borg Bjergso started a brewery together before their relationship soured.

Mikkel Borg Bjergso and Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso have been making beer for years, and while they started out brewing together, they have since ventured out on their own.

The identical twins each own their own beer outfit — Mikkel is the mastermind behind the brewery Mikkeller in Copenhagen while Jeppe runs the now-Queens-based Evil Twin Brewing— but the two have hardly spoken since 2010. The rivalry is clear; after all, each brother runs a business in the same industry, but the Bjergsos say they don't look at one another as competition — or at least, Mikkel doesn't. "I don't see Jeppe as a rival," he told The New York Times' Jonah Weiner in a 2014 article about the brothers' ongoing love of beer and animosity toward each other.

Weiner makes it clear that, rivalry or not, there's definitely a feud between the two that the brothers even tried to resolve with some couples-type counseling, but to no avail.

Prestley and Curtis Blake of Friendly's fell out during one of many sales of the company.

Prestley and Curtis Blake opened Friendly's, a local ice cream shop in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1935. Their double-dip, five-cent ice cream cones were a success, and the business grew into a nationwide chain.

The business sold multiple times over the years and the Blake brothers' relationship remained intact until the company decided to explore another sale in 2007. Curtis wrote his older brother, who still held 13% of Friendly's, imploring him not to sell, but Prestley responded, through the Boston Globe, that he believed he was right and was going forward with the sale anyway.

Curtis told the Globe he was disappointed that business had come between them, saying, "[Prestley] was my best friend for 85 years. It would have been a nice story if we ended up best friends for our entire life."

Curtis Blake died at his home in Florida in May 2019. The brothers had been close in recent years, despite the previous falling out. According to MassLive, Prestley said he had visited Curtis recently and "was very troubled to see his brother ill."

"We worked very closely for 43 years," Pres Blake, who turns 105 in November this year, said. "I counted on him to make important decisions."


Mary and Anne Boleyn feuded over King Henry VIII's affections.

Sisters are often expected to share most things, whether they like it or not, but husbands? Mary Boleyn had a reputation for promiscuous behavior and was known for being King Henry VIII's mistress until 1521 when she was married off to William Carey, a friend of the king. 

Her younger sister Anne was betrothed to an Irish cousin, but when the marriage fell through she set her sights on her sister's old lover. After her marriage, Mary remained in the king's court all while Anne also resided there, spending six years trying to win King Henry VIII's affections.

Anne finally succeeded after the king broke away from the Catholic church in order to marry her. She later gave birth to the future Queen Elizabeth I. She failed, however, to produce a male heir, weakening her relationship with the king and threatening her place of power.

Anne was executed after she was accused of committing adultery and incest with her brother, along with conspiring against the king. She is largely credited with being the catalyst for the formation of the Church of England, despite her untimely end.

Christopher Ciccone and Madonna stopped speaking before his memoir, "Life With My Sister Madonna," was released.

Madonna and her brother Christopher Ciccone worked pretty closely together as she launched her career — he's been her assistant, stylist, and artistic director at one time or another — but the two stopped speaking right before his 2008 memoir, "Life With My Sister Madonna," hit shelves.

The book details intimate information about Madonna's ex-husband, kids, and career, among other things that didn't sit too well with the "Material Girl."

Madonna and Christopher continued not speaking for another five or six years, but reportedly were "back to being brother and sister," Christopher told The Huffington Post in 2012.

However, in 2017, the feud was reignited after Christopher claimed Madonna had "blacklisted" him from Hollywood, calling her "horrific." 

Christopher is one of seven of Madonna's siblings; according to The Guardian, there's tension between the pop star and her brother Anthony as well.

Cleopatra is said to have had a hand in the deaths of three of her siblings.

Cleopatra is largely remembered for her beauty and intelligence, as well as her sometimes ruthless nature. According to History.com, Cleopatra may have had a hand in the death of three of her siblings, likely to secure her own power and place as ruler of Egypt.

Her husband (and sibling!) Ptolemy XIII, exiled her from Egypt after she attempted to claim the throne as Egypt's sole ruler. She then, with Julius Caesar, went to war against her brother. He died by drowning in the Nile River after being defeated in battle.

Cleopatra then re-married her younger brother Ptolemy XIV. However, she then supposedly had him murdered in order to make her son her co-ruler. It is also said that she orchestrated the execution of her sister, Arsinoe, who she deemed to be a threat to her and her throne. 

A sibling rivalry is one thing, but Cleopatra's feuds with her siblings ended in bloodshed.

Adolf and Rudolf Dassler's feud resulted in the two separate shoe brands Adidas and Puma.

A feud between German shoemakers Adolf "Adi" and Rudolf "Rudi" Dassler divided not only the brothers but the town in which they lived and manufactured their sportswear.

The Dasslers started their business together in the 1920s, but apparently there was some head-butting from the get-go. The actual feud, however, allegedly stemmed from a mere miscommunication during a WWII air raid. The story goes that Adi and his family climbed into the bomb shelter where Rudi and his were hiding. Adi said, "The dirty bastards are back again," meaning the Allied forces, but which Rudi took to mean him and his family.

Barely five years later the brothers were dividing the company into Adi's Adidas brand and Rudi's Puma. The rivalry continued for more than 60 years, as the Dasslers' companies earned the loyalties of different athletes, celebrities, and even their fellow German townsfolk. Adolf and Rudolf Dassler's feud resulted in the two separate shoe brands Adidas and Puma.

Actresses Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine didn't speak to each other for 40 years.

From a young age, actresses and sisters Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine competed for men, acting gigs, and even the attention of their mother (also an actress).

The sisters were up for the same Best Actress Oscar in 1942 when Joan won out over Olivia (though Olivia eventually won her own Oscar); the latter reportedly refused to congratulate her sister on the award, leading to snub number one. The second big snub came in 1975 when Joan called out Olivia for supposedly failing to notify her sister of their mother's death, to which Olivia replied that Joan would've been too busy to attend the funeral anyway.

The star sisters gave each other the silent treatment for the next 40 or so years, until the time of Joan's death in December 2013.

Former Oasis band members Liam and Noel Gallagher's rivalry ended the brothers up in court.

When you're two brothers playing in a successful rock band, bickering comes with the territory, but for former Oasis members Liam and Noel Gallagher, their bickering landed them in court.

In 2009 Noel accused Liam of pulling out of the band's headlining gig at the V Festival in England due to the fact that Liam was hungover — something Liam says is 100% untrue. Liam took his brother to high court in 2011, blaming him for Oasis' breakup. Liam maintained that the reason he pulled from the gig was a case of laryngitis and wanted to set the record straight for Oasis fans.

Liam later served as the frontman for post-Oasis band Beady Eye until the band's dissolution, and then became a solo artist. Noel is currently also flying solo. The brothers' relationship is still a broken one; when asked about the possibility of an Oasis reunion, Noel told The Guardian that it's never going to happen. "Unless they're doing it without me," he said, "But without me, it would be rubbish."

The two brothers are apparently still feuding. In September 2019, Liam Gallagher called out his brother Noel for "slagging off" young fans wanting an Oasis reunion, calling him "ungrateful." 

Jim and John Harbaugh, head coaches of the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers respectively, went head-to-head in the Super Bowl, creating an awkward family situation.

The rivalry between John and Jim Harbaugh, head coaches of the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers respectively, has always been a relatively friendly one — the brothers genuinely show mutual respect for one another and older brother John has even called Jim "the best coach in football right now."

And then, for the first time, the Harbaughs went head-to-head when their teams each made it to the 2013 Superbowl. The Ravens defeated the 49ers 34 to 31, and while Jim congratulated John on his victory, John reportedly said that the situation was very awkward after the game.

Both brothers were intensely competitive, but were soon back on perfectly good terms, and Jim has said that their relationship is stronger than ever.

Nick, Kevin, and Joe Jonas of The Jonas Brothers broke up to pursue their own careers before reuniting in 2019.

Sibling trio Nick, Kevin, and Joe Jonas signed as The Jonas Brothers with Hollywood Records in 2007 and sold millions of records to adoring, mostly female, fans who were devastated to learn in October 2013 that the band had abruptly canceled their 19-city tour due to a "deep rift within the band."

The Jonas Brothers broke up shortly after to pursue their own careers, putting the future of their tenth album, "V," in jeopardy. It's not the first time the guys went separate ways; the band took a "three-year hiatus" but then got back together.

The musical threesome released five songs from "V" as part of a live album before officially splitting. Joe Jonas went on to join the band DNCE, which received worldwide fame for their hit song "Cake By the Ocean." 

In February 2019, the Jonas Brothers returned with their first single in six years— the catchy hit "Sucker," complete with a music video. The brothers are now back on the road touring, proving that no feud could stop their musical talents and love for one another. 

The feud of King Richard "the Lion Heart" and Prince John may or may not be completely factual.

Everyone knows the tale of Robin Hood: A vigilante do-gooder stole from the rich and gave to the poor. In this version, the rich included Prince John, who seized the throne in his brother's absence.

Regardless of the truth of the tale, there was a Prince John who spent years plotting against his older brother, King Richard "the Lion Heart." King Richard was the ruler of England beginning in 1183 with the death of his brother Henry. But King Richard was taken prisoner by Duke Leopold of Austria during the Crusades, leaving Prince John free to take the throne.

King Richard was eventually released on ransom; he pardoned his younger brother when he returned to England but took away most of the land he owned.

Charles, David, Bill, and Fred Koch fought over money.

While Charles and David were the faces of conglomerate Koch Industries and the Koch family, they have two other brothers: Bill (David's twin) and Fred (the eldest), who were given over $1 billion in 1983 to give up their stakes in Koch Industries.

Bill and Fred took up a years-long battle against Charles and David, saying they were duped into taking the $1 billion and change and should be owed billions more.

The case eventually settled, and Charles and David remained at Koch Industries. On August 23, 2019, David Koch passed away at his home in Southampton, N.Y at the age of 79. Charles continues to operate as Koch Industries' chairman of the board and CEO.

Bill is worth multiple billions running Florida-based energy company Oxbow Carbon, and Fred lives quietly in Monaco as a rare books collector and patron of the arts.

Advice columnists and twin sisters Eppie Lederer and Pauline Phillips feuded over their respective (and identical) columns.

You may not have heard of Eppie Lederer or Pauline Phillips, but you probably have heard of advice columnists "Ann Landers" and "Abigail Van Buren," which are the names the identical twins wrote underEppie assumed the voice of Ann Landers in the "Ask Ann Landers" column in 1955; Pauline followed in her sister's footsteps just months later by creating her own column, "Dear Abby."

Naturally, there was tension from competing as advice columnists, but the feud began in the mid-1950s when Pauline allegedly offered to write "Dear Abby" for their hometown newspaper for less pay if it promised not to print "Ask Ann." The twins were never the same after that.

It seems that the family never could bury the hatchet though, as apparently the decades-long feud has continued through the twins' children.

Prince William and Prince Harry of Windsor are known for their friendly competition.

Competition between older and younger siblings is inherent in nature — the older is almost always first to do everything, and for British royals Prince William and Prince Harry, that also includes becoming king.

A biography by royal correspondent Marcia Moody revealed a totally different side of the relationship between royal British brothers Prince William and Prince Harry. Some younger siblings would envy older ones for getting more attention, privileges, or power, but not Prince Harry, because he realized that he had more freedom than his brother, the future king.

At 6 years old, Prince Harry told his brother, "You'll be King, I won't; so I can do what I want!" according to Moody. But the two grew up side-by-side yet rather independently, and their rivalry never really amounted to more than friendly competition between brothers.

Now, the media has turned their attention towards a supposed rivalry between the brothers' better-halves, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle. However, nothing has suggested the rumors of a true rivalry are anything other than tabloid gossip. 

Venus and Serena Williams have a friendly sibling rivalry on the court.

These two top tennis-playing sisters have played each other (professionally) two dozen times now, and every match is a tense one — not just for the crowds watching, but for the Williams sisters themselves.

Both are incredibly competitive and both have multiple accolades in their sport, but their friendly sibling rivalry, as far as anyone knows, has never turned ugly. In fact, both maintain that they have a huge amount of respect and admiration for the other.

Serena has said that she doesn't enjoy matches against her sister. "If I win I'm not super excited, and if I lose I'm really not excited." Venus agrees: "I think we just both want to win...I think we just both have so much respect for each other's game that makes it probably a little tougher because you know you're not going to get an easy win."

Phil and Steve Mahre competed against each other in the Olympics.

Phil and Steve Mahre, fraternal twins who were born four minutes apart, were considered to be two of the greatest ski racers of all time. The pair ended their ski careers in 1984 following the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, where Phil took gold and Steve took silver in slalom.

Phil Mahre went down in history as a more celebrated athlete than his brother, finishing in the top three in the World Cup overall standings for six consecutive seasons, and winning the title in three.

EA's comment on a Reddit thread about 'Star Wars: Battlefront 2' set a Guinness World Record for the most downvoted comment of all time (EA)


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There's a new king on Reddit for the most-downvoted comment on the platform, and we have the intense fandom behind Star Wars to thank.

A comment left by Electronic Arts on a Reddit thread from last year has set the record with a karma score — how many people have liked your comment — of -667,823. Since Reddit allows users to vote negatively for posts unlike other social platforms, EA's comment has been downvoted so widely that it's made its way into the 2020 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

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The record-breaking comment was made in response to a Reddit thread of users voicing their complaints about the controversial 2017 video game, "Star Wars: Battlefront 2." The video game, and game-maker EA, faced criticism for implementing "loot boxes" full of added features, which players could pay for in order to get an advantage in the game — something referred to as "pay for win" in the gaming community.

One of the big gripes was that the game required in-game credits, which cost money, to unlock the most popular Star Wars characters: Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader. The record-shattering Reddit thread was started with a player questioning why he paid $80 for the game to have Darth Vader cost more money to access.

EA responded that unlocking characters was designed to give players "a sense of pride and accomplishment," and thanked fans for their "candid feedback." Evidently, users weren't happy with the response, and downvoted the EA comment en masse.

EA decided to scrap the concept of loot boxes in "Battlefront 2" by March 2018, and the company's chief design officer later admitted EA "got it wrong."

But with the world record, Star Wars fans aren't about to forget about the mess-up anytime soon. The entry in the 2020 Guinness Book of World Records was first spotted, coincidentally, by a Reddit user, whose post has 89,000 upvotes.

It seems that the EA comment is safe to live in world-record infamy for now. The second most-downvoted comment only has under 89,000 downvotes, thanks to a Reddit user literally asking people to downvote the comment.

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I've been sleeping on this $300 cooling mattress topper — it's expensive, but it relieves pressure and keeps me from overheating


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  • Layla's Memory Foam Topper ($299 for a Queen) is one of the best additions I've made to my sleeping arrangement.
  • It's undeniably soft, but the memory foam is responsive and supportive — noticeable even when compressed under heavier parts of the body.
  • It also helps regulate your temperature, absorbing some of your body heat into copper-infused beads that can dissipate it evenly.

If my conversations were condensed into one pie chart, a regrettably large portion would be dedicated to the sleep-related Holy Grail items I've discovered after over two-and-a-half years of researching and testing products.

It's a pretty airtight roster: weighted blankets (both luxe and bargain), great pillows (one cooling, one perfect traditional, and one preternaturally bouncy thanks to copper wiring), crisp sheets, atmospheric smart lights, and last but not least, a mattress pad that makes me hop in a cab home from the airport just to get into bed faster. 

The mattress pad in question is the Layla Memory Foam Topper ($299 for a Queen, but currently on sale for $269). It's designed to be a cooling, supportive memory foam topper — the kind you sink into without being swallowed. Copper gel beads in the foam work to pull body heat away from you throughout the night, absorbing and dissipating it more evenly so you can enjoy seamless temperature regulation, and sidestep the heat-trapping pitfall of many foam options. Sizes range from Twin to California King and prices from $199 to $399 (both currently on sale for $30 cheaper). 

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My review of the Layla Mattress Topper

When I first unrolled the mattress pad from the small box it was delivered in, I didn't have high hopes. At first, I was a little surprised and disappointed at how thin and soft it was. How could something this compact — and plush — really be supportive, especially on top of a super-firm mattress?

But, as it turns out, I shouldn't have worried. Though cloud-like, the foam doesn't wither beneath me. On the contrary, it's actively responsive and supportive. When laying on my back, it's compressed to its thinnest underneath my butt (though cushioning is still noticeable). Like a seesaw responding to a heavier counterpart, the foam rises to actively support the hollow of my lower back, helping remove the tension I store there. I feel cradled, but not like I've sunk into a foam pit. On my side, the same responsive support is true for the inlet created by my waist — a gap that my mattress doesn't quite meet on its own. On my stomach, I can feel the topper almost lifting my lower legs — sort of like a stable version of what I'd imagine you'd feel from a water bed, minus the '80s wallpaper. Having said that, this option is not for you if you're trying to make your bed firmer. It's supportive, but it's distinctly cloud-like.

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The mattress topper has also done well in temperature regulation for me, both when sleeping alone or with a partner. The copper in this topper is primarily there to disperse heat, and for its antimicrobial properties. Unlike the far cheaper options I've used in the past, this foam doesn't seem to store my body heat. Even if I've been sleeping on the same sheets for a full night, rolling around on them in the morning feels like I just took them out of some crisp, cool closet thanks to having this underneath. However, it's worthwhile to note that if you run hot already, foam (regardless of how comparatively breathable) may not be the best option overall.

In terms of cleaning, it's pretty low-maintenance. You can cover the Layla Topper with a mattress protector if you want, and the Layla Mattress Topper itself has a cover that can be unzipped and removed for cleaning. The company recommends dry cleaning it to keep the soft, plush feel intact, but you can wash by machine on a gentle cycle with cold water if needed. Find more information on cleaning here.

In terms of price, $250+ is not ideal. You can find memory foam toppers for under-$100 on Amazon. But, where sleep is concerned, it can pay to invest in more expensive but better-quality products upfront. How impactful your sleep is affects how awake and energized you feel, which in turn touches most other facets of your life. If it's in the budget, it may make sense to spend a bit more here. 

The bottom line

I can say with confidence that it has improved the quality of my sleep. It seems deeper, more restful, and I wake up less during the night. 

As mentioned, I tend to invest in my sleep most — and, if something happened to this pad, right now I'd definitely go out and replace it with the same one. But if you decide to check it out and it's not a match, Layla does offer a 120-night trial in which to decide. If you're still looking, check out the Insider Picks buying guide to mattress pads for more of the best options on the internet.

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How to listen to radio on your iPhone with several different radio-station apps or Apple Music


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  • You can listen to radio on your iPhone in a number of ways, even though the iPhone does not include a radio tuner like some Android phones. 
  • It's easy to listen to radio on your iPhone by downloading apps like iHeart Radio or TuneIn, as well as specific apps for radio stations like NPR One or Sirius XM.  
  • You can also listen to Beats 1, a free radio station on Apple Music, or radio shows broadcasted as podcasts on your iPhone
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Unlike some Android phones, the iPhone does not have any sort of AM or FM tuner built in, which means that you can't use your iPhone to dial into any local radio stations. 

But that doesn't mean you're out of luck. There are a lot of apps you can use to stream radio stations to your iPhone– or stream online services that, for all intents and purposes, sound like traditional radio stations. 

Here are a few of the best options to listen to radio on your iPhone

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How to listen to iHeart Radio on your iPhone

If you want to listen to traditional FM radio, there's probably no better option than iHeart Radio, which gives you free access to more than 850 stations across the country (along with a huge library of podcasts), which you can search for or browse. 

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The iHeart Radio app can also use your location to find local radio programming for you.

How to listen to TuneIn Radio on your iPhone

Like iHeart Radio, TuneIn offers a free app that lets you stream radio stations from all around the country. The difference is that TuneIn also offers a premium app that puts a strong emphasis on sports, with MLB, NFL, NBA, and NHL games broadcast live — along with music and news.  

When you install the TuneIn Premium app, you get a one-week free trial, but after that it's $10 per month. 

How to use Apple Music to listen to radio 

When Apple launched its Apple Music streaming service in 2015, it also founded Beats 1, which is an internet radio station you can listen to for free in the Music app that comes with your iPhone

There are a number of other internet streaming stations available in the Music app which you can listen to with a subscription to Apple Music. But Beats 1, located in the Radio tab of the app, is available for free. 

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How to listen to radio on your iPhone with other apps

These three options just scratch the surface. If there's a specific radio station you want to listen to, you might find that there's an app specifically for that station. NPR fans, for example, should install the NPR One app, which streams a variety of public radio shows and podcasts. 

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In addition, many radio shows are repackaged in podcast form. If you have a favorite talk radio show that you can't listen to in real time, check your favorite podcast app to see if it's published there, so you can listen to it on your own schedule.

Finally, if you subscribe to SiriusXM satellite radio, be sure to install the SiriusXM app, which gives you access to all the content from your satellite radio subscription via your iPhone.

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I use this $12 tongue scraper every morning to combat bad breath, and it has actually made a difference



  • I use a $12 copper tongue scraper every morning. 
  • Tongue scrapers remove bacteria buildup on your tongue for better oral hygiene. Mainly, it means better breath. 
  • Despite the fact that it sounds completely made-up, it's a pretty common practice. 

It might seem odd, but I spend about 30 seconds every morning standing in front of my bathroom mirror, scraping my tongue with a $12 copper wishbone.

It's called a tongue scraper, and its primary purpose on Earth is to remove the bacteria on top of tongues that account for as much as 80% of bad breath. It's also supposed to return tongues to their more aesthetically pleasing soft pink, and, in the long term, strengthen overall oral health by keeping the armies of pathogens in the mouth at bay. 

While most of us are probably used to haphazardly pressing our toothbrush into the service of cleaning our tongues, toothbrushes are specifically designed to clean hard surfaces — like teeth — and not the soft muscle of the tongue. For that, you need something more rigid — like a copper tongue scraper — to literally scrape against its flexible top. But, beyond that, I found the idea of brushing bacteria into and around my tongue like a car wash, and undoubtedly onto the bristles of my toothbrush, prohibitively gross on its own. 

After a friend recommended this copper tongue scraper repeatedly, I bought one. (Yes, someone loved this enough to mention a fairly gross ritual to me publicly, multiple times). Ever since, I feel a little queasy when thinking about how many years I went without it. Flossing and brushing are impactful, but once I started using a tongue scraper, it was immediately evident just how much I was missing.

I use the tongue scraper in the morning before I brush my teeth so I have the lowest odds of ingesting any of the natural buildup. To use, you scrape your tongue from back closest to your throat to the front, and then rinse your tool in warm water. Pretty much instantly, I noticed a difference: better color (who knew?) and more confidence throughout the day. While research is limited on the effectiveness of tongue scrapers, what has been published describes it as temporarily effective, though not a fix for ongoing, chronic halitosis. 

You can pick up much cheaper options from Amazon, like this $7 version that inspired more than 1,000 people to sit down and write it a five-star review, but I went with the $12 copper version for a few reasons. 

  1. Copper is antibacterial. I didn't want to simply relocate the bacteria from my mouth to somewhere else. I wanted to get rid of it.
  2. It looks nice, and if a tool for a relatively gross job can look nice, I've learned it often leads to me using it more frequently.
  3. It comes with a small, simple traveling pouch so you can keep up with the practice on the road, and do so without stuffing a tongue scraper into a plastic Ziploc bag — the fastest way to lose your appetite for using it ever again.
  4. At the end of the day, $7 more for something I don't mind being on-view in my apartment is $7 worth spending on building a habit. 

All in all, a $7 or $14 tongue scraper is not an essential purchase, but it is a relatively cheap and high-impact way to do away with anxiety over oral hygiene or bad breath hours after you've brushed at home. I bought one months ago, and it's quickly become a daily ritual. 

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8 superyacht crew members share the most extreme requests they've had to deal with on the job


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Working on a superyacht is grueling. 

There are long hours, lots of cleaning, and demanding guests and owners.

Business Insider recently polled superyacht crew members to get an inside look at life on board. When asked for the strangest request they've ever received from a guest or owner, some didn't have much to say. As one electronic technical officer on a 223-foot yacht put it, "Guests can be really boring."

But others had several stories to share.

Read more: 9 superyacht crew members share what it's really like working for a billionaire on board

When people are paying millions to run the yacht or hundreds of thousands to charter it out for a week, they expect to get their money's worth — and everything they want.

That leaves many superyacht crew members running around trying to meet the highest expectations. From the funny to the ridiculous to the tedious, here are some of the strangest requests they've received on the job.

Note: Business Insider was able to verify each crew member's identity, but we refrained from publishing their full names to protect their privacy.

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Some owners are really dedicated to the sports teams they own.

Michael, a former yacht captain who worked on yachts ranging from 130 to 170 feet, recalls a time when a superyacht owner wanted to watch the NBA basketball team he owned play in the semi-finals or finals. At the time, the yacht was anchored near a reef off of eastern Honduras, where there was terrible satellite coverage, he said.

"He also owned a small network that broadcast the game and paid to have the satellite footprint moved to cover our area which was tens of thousands of dollars," he said. "Still did not get the game. The only image that came across of the game was his mother (who loved the team) sitting next to Stevie Wonder."

And beach toys are very important — even if it means getting them in the middle of the night.

Water time isn't complete without some good floats. At least, that is, for some of the guests that chief stewardess Nic has had on board.

At 8 p.m., her guests requested inflatable crocodile and baby water floats — and they wanted them for the next morning. "One hire car and six hours later, we arrived back at the boat with the items," she said.

Sometimes, yachts aren't the only trips involved.

Just like the average Joe, superyacht owners can be forgetful. But unlike the average Joe, they always have a way of getting what they need — no matter where they are.

Mark, the captain of a 114-foot yacht, said his superyacht owner once needed a crewmember to fly 4,000 miles round-trip in 34 hours via business class to pick up a small bag of clothes for the boss's wife.

But some requests can be more mind-blowingly tedious than anything else.

Some requests aren't even extravagant, but tedious and meticulous. A stewardess on a 112-foot sailing yacht told Business Insider that she was once asked to pick out all of the broken candies in the candy bowls.

Guests make sure they can get anywhere they want.

One crew member was working on a motor yacht anchored in Greece, and a guest wondered why they weren't playing golf; the crew member told him the nearest course was three hours away.

"Without hesitation, he asked, 'Was there no helicopter available?'" the crew member said. "I was a bit taken back and let him know I hadn't considered that option. He politely let me know he would be happy to pay for one if the situation arises in the future. Sure enough, several residents took the option for private airlift via helicopter or jet to play a round of golf."

He said they've also stopped the yacht for a guest to play his guitar on an iceberg while cruising the Arctic. 

Chefs are expected to work around the clock — even if they're sleeping.

Yacht chefs can deal with especially demanding requests — they're always at the whim of someone else's appetite and cravings.

After being in bed for two-and-a-half hours, one chef on a 150-foot motor yacht said he was asked to whip up a small-plate buffet — at 3 a.m.

Some crew members are asked to keep quiet and get dirty.

One crew member who has worked on yachts ranging from 100 to 130 feet as both a mate and a junior engineer has seen it all.

"On the deck side, [the most extreme request has] been to purposely keep my eyes down and not address the topless prostitutes on board," he said. "On the engineering side, it's been to get in murky canal water to dig the ocean floor deeper and scrub the bottom of the boat."

And some guests get very thirsty.

A second stewardess who works on a 200-foot yacht said an owner once asked if they could fly FANTA (the soda) to an island in the middle of nowhere.

The average honeymoon costs nearly $5,000 — here’s how to pay for yours using credit card rewards and sign-up bonuses


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While your wedding day is a joyous occasion, the amount of money many couples spend can be a total budget buzz kill. From paying for the venue and the caterer to the photographer and band, the average wedding can easily set you back $35,000 or more, according to Trip Savvy.

After sweating over months of wedding planning, most couples just want to get to their honeymoon so they can finally relax. And while the honeymoon is a big part of the wedding tradition, the first trip as a married couple can add another $4,500 to your tab — another expense that may interfere with total relaxation.

At least 62% of couples foot the bill for their honeymoon, which means some couples begin their life together in a financial hole.

How to pay for your money with points and miles

One way to avoid going deeper in debt for the honeymoon is to pay for most of it using credit card rewards. The idea is to pay for wedding expenses — like the venue, caterer, and more — using rewards credit cards and then apply your points or miles to pay for your travel and hotel for the honeymoon.  

Many credit cards offer rewards, but here's how to pick the ones that can get you the biggest return on your wedding-related spending.

Keep in mind that we're focusing on the rewards and perks that make these credit cards great options, not things like interest rates and late fees, which can far outweigh the value of any rewards.

When you're working to earn credit card rewards, it's important to practice financial discipline, like paying your balances off in full each month, making payments on time, and not spending more than you can afford to pay back. Basically, treat your credit card like a debit card.

Read more:The best rewards credit cards available now

Snap up sign-up bonuses

Chase Sapphire Reserve and Preferred

Wedding expenses come fast and furiously, so before you start booking anything, identify which credit cards are going to offer the most return for your investment. Since you will easily drop thousands of dollars for this shindig, you may as well get rewarded your big purchases. This is where credit card sign-up bonuses come in handy, because they allow you to quickly kick up your points or miles total.

Cards to consider include Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Sapphire Preferred and Capital One Venture. Each card offers at least 50,000 points or miles after you make a big purchase (the Sapphire Preferred offers 60,000 while the other two offer 50,000).

Chase requires you spend $4,000 within the first month three months of opening an account; the Capital One Venture requires you to spend $3,000 in the same time frame. Important to note, you cannot get two sign-up bonuses if you opt to open both the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Preferred, according to The Points Guy. You have to choose one or the other.

Sign-up bonus offers are often earned after you spend during a limited amount of time, typically the first three or four months of opening the credit card, so make sure your spending is on track to cash in. Also, sign-up bonus offers may change, so double-check the offer before making a commitment.

Read more:The best credit card sign-up bonuses

Maximize rewards

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Use your rewards cards strategically by opting for plastic that offers double or triple the points or miles. Booking a hotel or restaurant for the reception? You can earn triple the points using your Chase Sapphire Reserve or Wells Fargo Propel.

If you're paying with your Chase Sapphire Preferred, you'll get double the points for making dining- or travel-based purchases. If you are paying for hotel accommodations for family or friends, earn 10x miles using your Capital One Venture when booked and paid through Hotels.com/venture.

Not all wedding purchases are going to be dining and travel, so you may also want a credit card that rewards you outside the travel and dining categories. The Capital One Venture offers double the miles on everyday purchases, and other cards like give you just one point or mile per dollar spent on non-bonus purchases.

Cash in your rewards

After all the planning and charging wedding expenses, you finally get to book the honeymoon. If you're using a Chase rewards card, you should consider booking your travel and hotels through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal.

Another option with certain cards, like the Chase Sapphire Preferred, is to transfer your points directly to a partner airline or hotel. You may be able to find a better deal on airfare this way.

Generally, though, booking through your bank's travel portal is the easiest way to use your points. However, according to Business Insider reporter David Slotnick, going the transfer-to-frequent-flyer-loyalty-program route is better if you're hoping to travel in luxury:

If you're looking for a first or business class flight— which we did, as a special honeymoon indulgence — you're always better off transferring points to the frequent flyer program instead of booking through the bank portal. That's because the portal's rates are always tied to the cash price, while in most cases, though not all, the award rate is independent of price. So like in the case of the ticket to Japan, the flight would have otherwise cost about $10,000. We paid 80,000 miles through the frequent flyer program, but if we had gone through the portal, it would have been as high as 1,000,000 miles.

Remember, while it's easy to get caught up trying to find the best deal between loyalty programs and the portal, your best or least expensive option may be something that won't take points or miles. In that case, you can always hold (and build) rewards for an anniversary trip.

Important considerations before you open any credit card

While rewards credit cards can help you save a ton on your honeymoon and even some wedding expenses, you'll need to be cognizant of the cards' rates and annual fees. Remember, after the wedding and honeymoon are over, you'll still have this credit card, so while it can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of racking up points, keep these guidelines in mind:

Pay attention to annual fees

While the Chase Sapphire Reserve has a $450 annual fee, the $300 travel credit effectively drops it down to $150. Considering you get triple the points for travel and dining, a few evenings out can offset the fee.

If you're still leery of the $450 fee, the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Citi Premier℠ Card, and Capital One Venture have $95 annual fees. Rewards cards with no annual fee include the Wells Fargo Propel.

Read more:The best credit cards with no annual fee

Pay off your credit card each month

Many rewards credit cards have interest rates that can top 27%, so you should be prepared to pay off the balance each month in full and on time to avoid damaging your credit score and going into debt.

You should also avoid maxing out your credit card because about 30% of your credit score is based on your available credit. The closer you are to maxing out your credit card, the more damage you do to your credit score.

Think about how you'll use the credit card after the wedding

You'll want to make sure whichever card (or cards) you choose to open reflects your everyday spending habits. So if you travel on a regular basis, the Chase Sapphire Reserve makes sense, for example. But if you don't spend a lot of money on travel but more on dining, gas, and ride shares, the Wells Fargo Propel might be a better option as it's geared more toward everyday spending.

Newlywed Caroline Farhat told The Knot when it came to choosing a credit card she opted for one that matched with the couple's lifestyle. "Since we dine out and travel frequently, we both opened a credit card that gave us two points for each dollar spent on restaurants and travel," she told The Knot. "Never unnecessarily spend just to meet a spending requirement. We only ever spent what we had to for the weddings and our normal living expenses."

Click here to learn more about the best credit card sign-up bonuses available now.

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How to update an iPad manually, or set it to update automatically


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  • You can update your iPad manually through the Settings app or iTunes, or set it to update automatically.
  • It's important to keep your iPad updated with the latest version of iPadOS to protect it from security vulnerabilities, as well as to fix bugs and have access to the latest features.
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It's a good idea to keep your iPad up to date with the latest version of iPadOS, since it protects you from security vulnerabilities and also delivers the latest bug fixes and features. 

You can set your iPad to install updates automatically, or perform the updates manually on your own schedule. 

Check out the products mentioned in this article:

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How to update your iPad via its settings

1. Start the Settings app.

2. Tap "General," and then tap "Software Update."

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3. If there's an update available, tap "Download and Install."

4. If your iPad is low on storage space and there isn't enough room to install the update, your iPad will ask permission to temporarily uninstall apps (the apps will be automatically restored later). Tap "Continue."

5. After the download is complete, tap "Install."

How to update your iPad using iTunes

Wirelessly updating your iPad is generally the most convenient way to keep it up to date, but if you prefer, you can connect your iPad to a computer and install updates via iTunes instead. 

Note, however, that iTunes will stop being supported on Mac computers soon. That means that this option will only be available on PC.

1. Connect your iPad to your computer using a USB connection cable. 

2. Start iTunes on the computer. 

3. Click the device icon to the right of the Music dropdown. This connects your iPad to iTunes. 

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4. If it's not already selected, click the "Summary" tab on the left side of the screen. 

5. Click "Check for Update."

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6. If there's an update available, click "Download and Update."

How to turn on automatic updates on an iPad

The easiest way to keep your iPad updated is to enable automatic updates. 

1. Start the Settings app.

2. Tap "General."

3. Tap "Software Update."

4. Tap "Automatic Updates."

5. Make sure automatic updates are turned on by swiping the button to the right so it's green. 

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Cyber Monday is on December 2, 2019 and we're rounding up all the best deals in one place — here's what you need to know


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  • This year, Cyber Monday falls on December 2. 
  • The sales holiday often features some of the biggest online deals of the year on tech, home goods, clothing, and more. Participating retailers include both big brands and small startups. 
  • Bookmark this page to stay updated on all the latest news about 2019's Cyber Monday deals. 

Cyber Monday is on December 2 this year and falls into the general "Cyber Week" of online sales and deals that takes place around Thanksgiving. 

As a continuation of sorts of Black Friday, Cyber Monday gives you another opportunity to save on tech, home goods, clothing, and other deals that you might've missed while recovering from Thanksgiving dinner. 

Cyber Monday offers a great opportunity to save on all your holiday gifts before the last-minute rush. Whether you want cheap stocking stuffers or big tech gifts, you should be able to find what you need during the sales event. 

We'll be searching through all the sales across the internet to find you only the best of the best Cyber Monday deals of 2019.

Some of the online retailers we already know will have great Cyber Monday deals include Amazon, Target, and Best Buy. Retail startups such as Leesa and Brooklinen also offer really competitive deals. For some, Cyber Monday (or Cyber Week) will be one of the only times of the year when their products are discounted, so we recommend shopping at these smaller brands as well. 

You can get an idea about the types of Cyber Monday sales coverage we'll be writing by browsing our Cyber Monday page from last year. This year, expect similar deals roundups to these:

Bookmark this page to stay updated on all the latest news on Cyber Monday 2019 deals. 

We'll be sharing more information about early and anticipated deals as Cyber Monday 2019 approaches. In the meantime, check out some of the best Cyber Monday deals from last year, below. It's highly likely that these brands and products will be on sale again this year. 

Marshall Kilburn Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Last year's Cyber Monday price: $149.99 (originally $299.99) [You saved $150], available at Amazon

Google Home Mini

Last year's Cyber Monday price: $25 (originally $49) [You saved $24], available at Best Buy

Fitbit Alta HR

Last year's Cyber Monday price: $25 (originally $49) [You saved $24], available at Best Buy

Sennheiser HD1 Wireless Headphones with Active Noise Cancellation

Last year's Cyber Monday price: $199.95, (originally $399.95) [You saved $200], available at Amazon

Xbox One X 1TB Console

Last year's Cyber Monday price: $399 (originally $499) [You saved $100], available at Walmart

Le Creuset 5 1/4-Qt. Dutch Oven

Last year's Cyber Monday price: $200 (originally $325) [You saved $125], available at Le Creuset

Samsung SmartThings ADT Wireless Home Security Starter Kit

Last year's Cyber Monday price: $99.99 (originally $299.99) [You saved $200], available at Amazon

Rent the Runway Unlimited membership

Last year's Cyber Monday price: $80/month (originally $159/month) [You saved $79]

Brooklinen sheets

Last year's Cyber Monday deal: Spend $250 or more and get 10% off your order, spend $350 or more and get 15% off your order, or spend $450 or more and get 20% off your order

Not all iPads can use the Apple Pencil — here's a breakdown of which iPads are compatible with which version of the Pencil


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The Apple Pencil is a stylus you can use with certain iPad models to draw and take notes. 

When used with the right apps, you can use the Apple Pencil like a real pencil — you can even angle it to add shading to sketches and drawings. You don't have to put the stylus down to operate the iPad, either — you can tap it on the screen to start apps, and drag things around with the tip of the stylus.  

Not all iPads work with the Apple Pencil, however, and in fact there are two different pencil models — the original round stylus, and the newer Apple Pencil that has a flat edge. 

This can be confusing, especially since some of the latest iPad models only work with the olderPencil. It's important to make sure you're choosing the correct Pencil for your iPad. 

Here's a rundown of which Apple Pencil works with which iPad.

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iPad mini (From $399.99 at Best Buy)

iPad Air (From $499.99 at Best Buy)

iPad Pro (From $799.99 at Best Buy)

Apple Pencil 1st Generation (From $99.99 at Best Buy)

Apple Pencil 2nd Generation (From $129.99 at Best Buy)

Which iPads are compatible with the original Apple Pencil

The first-generation Apple Pencil is a glossy white, round stylus with a silver ring at the back, with a cap that covers the Lightning charging port. 

Apple Pencil 1st gen

The original Apple Pencil works with these iPads:

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation, released in 2015)
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch (released in 2016)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch (released in 2017)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation, released in 2017)
  • iPad (6th generation, released in 2018)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation, released in 2019)
  • iPad mini (5th generation, released in 2019)

Which iPads are compatible with Apple Pencil (second generation)

Apple calls the new Apple Pencil by the exact same name as the original stylus — just "Apple Pencil." But the second generation Pencil is a very different device, and isn't compatible with the same iPads. 

It looks quite different: It's finished in a matte white, and has a flat side so it won't roll around as much as the original Pencil. It's also magnetic, so it snaps onto the side of the iPad when it's not in use. Instead of a Lightning port, it charges wirelessly when it magnetically connects to the iPad. 

Apple Pencil 2nd gen

The new Apple Pencil works with these iPads:

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What it takes to be an NFL referee, according to an official who spent 19 seasons in the league

  • We talked to a former NFLreferee and asked him what it takes to be an official in the football league.
  • Jim Howey worked in various capacities during his 19 seasons in the NFL, including as a back judge, head linesman, and down judge.
  • He revealed the path that led him to the league, what he did to stay in shape during the season, and how he handled angry coaches and players during games.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. 

Following is a transcript of the video. 

Jim Howey: I'm Jim Howey. I was in the NFL from 1999 until 2018. My position was a back judge for many years then I went to field judge. To get in the NFL, it's kind of a long process. Almost everybody's story is the same. We start working pee-wee games, JV games, we join a local high school association. I got in the ACC in '91, worked there till I went in the NFL in '99.

[Howey spent 3 years in the NFL's European league]

I was pretty successful in Europe and they felt like I could do the job in the NFL. I was then the principal at a local elementary school. I told my secretary, if two people call, you get me on that radio immediately. The first one is my wife, and the second one is Jerry Seeman. Jerry Seeman was the supervisor of officials. He was the one that was gonna call you and let you know you gonna be in the NFL. My secretary, she said, "Jerry Seeman is on the phone." I said, "I'll be there!" So I ran up the hall. He went on to say, "We've been watching you for the last couple years" "and we want to invite you to come into the NFL."

You have seven guys on the field on each crew. All of us have different responsibilities. There's a little bit of frustration there sometimes on the coaches, not necessarily knowing where we're looking and who's looking at what. The line judges and down judges, we're counting the offense, we signal to each other we've got 11 offensive players, and then we go into the false starts, encroachments, offsides. There's a lot of communication.

I would try to let them have an opportunity to tell me in a gentlemanly way what their concern was. And I would try to respond to that in a very low-key way. Not lose my cool.

I always thought that I had a pretty good rapport with these coaches. Kind of the same way, I would let them have their say, I'd respond, and hopefully we could talk it out. I'm not gonna convince him that I'm right most of the time. Now, I have told them, "I understand, but that's enough. I don't want to hear about it anymore."

During the game, the players have an opportunity to go over to the bench and sit down. Referees never sit down. We're up the whole game. Three times a week, I would ride the stationary bikes, and then twice a week, I would swim.

It is very lucrative. We have our own union that helps us in our contract negotiations. We have a 401k. It's a lot like teacher pay. Teachers are on a scale. You start off as a starting teacher, and you bump up every year. And that's the same way it is in the NFL.

It's a part-time, full-time job. When the season is over, I would start first of February or middle of February studying the rules, looking at video. So it really never stops. One of my good buddies, Tony Steratore, he summed it up pretty good. He said, "Even when you're in church," "you're thinking about something that's going on" "in the NFL." That's a pretty good description of the way it is.

Graham Flanagan: Have you ever been in a situation where you really had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the game?

Jim Howey: Everybody does! The players, the coaches, the officials. You tell somebody on your crew, "I'm going to the restroom. Don't start until I get back." I think I was in Cleveland one time, I went running in there, and the door was locked. Somebody was in there and it was just the one stall. I'm like, "Oh, my gosh!" So I'm standing out there, waiting, waiting, waiting, looking at my watch, timing the time-out, the guy came out with about 30 seconds left and I actually was able to go in, get out, and I literally came running back in on the field as the referee was getting ready to mark the ball ready. The other six guys out there with me were just laughing and carrying on. "That's the fastest you've run in years!"

EDITOR'S NOTE: This video was originally published on September 13, 2018. 

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The best nursing bras you can buy

  • When newborns are hungry, they let you know, and they're not very patient. Thankfully, nursing bras make it quick and easy to feed your baby.
  • There are a wide range of nursing bras to choose from, making it hard to know which type best meets your needs and which brand and style you should go with.
  • Our choice for the best nursing bra overall is ThirdLove's 24/7 Classic Nursing Bra because it comes in a very wide range of sizes and is super comfortable.

When you find out you're pregnant for the first time, you go from not even knowing how a nursing bra works to scouring the internet for the most comfortable and supportive options. I went through quite a few nursing bras trying to find the one that would be the best fit for my body and my lifestyle. 

Babies eat every two to three hours, so having a few comfortable options you can wear all day is a must. Nursing bras make it easy to discreetly nurse in public, but even if you only plan on nursing at home, they still make your life a lot easier. Once you get the hang of it, it only takes one second to give a starving baby access to liquid gold. 

I learned early on that I was wasting my money buying a bunch of cheap nursing bras trying to find a diamond in the rough. If I had just gone for quality bras that were a little more expensive in the first place, I would have saved some money. We bring you the best nursing bras for every occasion, chosen based on my trial and error and thousands of reviews from other nursing mothers. 

Here are our top picks for the best nursing bras:

The best nursing bra overall

Whether you're looking for comfort, ease of use, the right fit, or just a pretty nursing bra, you've got it with ThirdLove's 24/7 Classic Nursing Bra

The ThirdLove 24/7 Classic Nursing Bra uses the standard clip-down design with beautiful gold clasps, and the fabric comes in two colors: taupe or twilight. It has supportive, flexible nylon-coated underwires and light padding, giving you just enough support while being comfortable enough to wear all day. The fabric is a soft Pima cotton, and the straps have a subtly elegant pleated design. Thanks to the design, one of the best things about this bra is that it makes you feel like you're not wearing a nursing bra. 

Finding the right size in a nursing bra isn't easy, which is one of the main reasons the ThirdLove 24/7 Classic Nursing Bra is our top pick. ThirdLove offers sizing support on their website, access to fit experts to make sure you get it right, and a 60-day guarantee to give you time to make sure it's exactly what you need. ThirdLove also understands that nursing breasts come in all shapes and sizes, so sizes for this bra vary from band sizes 32 to 48 and cup sizes A to I. 

I've been nursing my daughter for over a year, and this is the most comfortable nursing bra I've tried. Thanks to the guidance on ThirdLove's website, I got the size right on the first try. Other women agree: Forbes named it the best nursing bra of 2019, and reviewers on ThirdLove's website give it an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars, with one reviewer saying, "I've had three babies now and this is by far the best fitting, most comfortable, supportive, prettiest nursing bra I have owned. Worth the price, you get what you pay for."

Pros: Comfortable, beautiful and delicate design, perfect-fit guarantee, many band and cup sizes available 

Cons: Some women dislike wearing underwire bras while nursing because they are concerned it could cause clogged ducts (however, this is a common myth that hasn't been proven)

The best nursing bra for everyday wear

Featuring the less common A-frame sling, the Wacoal Underwire Contour Nursing Bra feels like a normal bra with underwire and lace trim.

We love the Wacoal Underwire Contour Nursing Bra because it's another option with beautiful details that won't make you feel like a milk-making machine. The fabric comes in black or sand, and beautiful lace trim surrounds the cups. The cups are made of lightweight spacer foam to provide full coverage.

It's a dropdown nursing bra that reveals an A-frame sling when the cup is dropped as opposed to the more common side sling. An A-frame sling is great for extra support and for more discreet feeding in public because it covers more of the top of the breast when the cup is dropped. Band sizes available range from 32 to 38 and cup sizes range from C to G.

Moms who have tried the Wacoal Underwire Contour Nursing Bra love it. The bra consistently gets reviews above 4 stars on virtually every website it's sold on, including Amazon, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and a Pea in the Pod. A verified purchaser on Amazon said, "The 'underwire' is very flexible and sits way back under the armpits/on the rib cage so there isn't any issue with clogged ducts. Straps are very supportive and don't dig into the shoulders. I am a busty person and loved this bra so much I got it in both black and nude."

Pros: A-frame sling, lace detail, underwire and lightweight foam for comfortable shape and support

Cons: Another underwire option, which some women might not like; smaller cup and larger band sizes not available

The best sports nursing bra

The Brooks Juno High-Impact Sports Bra is an actual sports bra that provides enough support for intense exercise, and the adjustable Velcro straps give easy nursing access.

I was itching to get back into working out as soon as I was cleared after my C-section. As it turned out, finding a good nursing sports bra was almost as difficult as that first postpartum workout.

While technically not a nursing bra, the Brooks Juno High-Impact Sports Bra gives all the support of a normal sports bra while functioning as a nursing bra because it has adjustable front straps. In my experience, sports bras that are specifically designed for nursing just don't have enough support for medium- to high-impact exercise. The adjustable front straps are great for nursing because they allow you to tighten or loosen the cups as your size fluctuates.

Some features you'll love in the Brooks Juno during your workout (and let's face it: when you keep it on long after your workout is done) include sweat-wicking fabric, ventilation, a cross-back design, and rear closure. Band sizes available range from 30 to 40, and cup sizes go from B to F. It also comes in fun colors and patterns, or you can choose a simple black or gray. It's wire-free and designed to give you shape and prevent the dreaded "uniboob" you get from many sports bras.

Wirecutter named the Brooks Juno one of the best sports bras overall in 2019 due to how supportive and comfortable it is.

Pros: High-impact support, wide range of sizes, different colors and patterns available, will continue to work as a regular sports bra once you're done nursing

Cons: The Velcro straps are a little awkward to reposition after nursing

The best bra for pumping

Pump hands-free without having to take off your regular nursing bra with the Bravado Designs Clip and Pump bra. You barely need to stop what you're doing to get yourself ready to pump with this bra. 

The Bravado Designs Clip and Pump bra allows you to pump hands-free, and you can even pump on one side and nurse on the other. What we love about this one is that it's designed to work in tandem with your regular dropdown nursing bra so you never have to take off your bra. It's a hassle to switch between different bras every time you need to pump, and it's even more of a hassle if you're doing this at work. 

To use this pumping bra, you put it on over top of your nursing bra, drop down the cups of your regular nursing bra, and clip the clasps of this pumping bra to the clasps on your nursing bra. It has a patented figure-eight design, which allows you to slip your breast shields in or out of the bra without unscrewing them from the bottle or removing your bra. Convenient, easy, and quick — that's what we like to see in a pumping bra. 

The Bravado Designs Clip and Pump bra comes in all black or gray with pink trim and sizes range from small to extra large. According to Bravado, this nursing bra can accommodate band sizes 32 to 46 and cup sizes B to G. 

This pumping bra is very well loved, making the top nursing and pumping bra lists of Verywell Family, The Strategist, and What to Expect. Shoppers at Nordstrom rave about it, with one reviewer writing, "Not only does this actually work, even when the bottles get full, but it's comfortable. For reference I am a 36DD while nursing and bought the large and it was perfect. Lots of band adjustment options too."

Pros: Works together with your nursing bra, hands-free pumping, allows you to pump and nurse at the same time, easy to slip breast shields in and out 

Cons: The clips on this pumping bra might not be compatible with all nursing bras

The best sleep nursing bra

When you just need a little support and leak protection in the middle of the night, the Kindred Bravely French Terry Racerback Nursing and Sleep Bra is the softest and most comfortable option. 

If you slept without a bra before you began nursing, that might change once you have engorged breasts that leak while you're sleeping. A comfortable sleep nursing bra gives you easy access to nurse your baby in the middle of the night and then quickly drift back to sleep. Kindred Bravely makes this a possibility with their French Terry Racerback Nursing and Sleep Bra.

Made out of soft and stretchy French terry, this bra is designed to accommodate fluctuating sizes you might experience during breastfeeding, like when your baby sleeps his first glorious six-hour stretch. Sizes range from extra small to extra-extra large, and you can choose the regular or busty option in each size. These sizes accommodate band sizes 28 to 42 and cup sizes B to H. You can also choose from many different colors. 

The French Terry Racerback Nursing and Sleep Bra offers pull-aside breastfeeding access, making it simple to use even through the sleep-deprived brain fog of 2 a.m. This bra is just enough to make you feel supported and keep breast pads in place. 

Reviewers love this bra — it has over 2,500 5-star reviews on Amazon, and Verywell Family named it the best sleeping bra. We have a feeling you just might be wearing this bra long after you're done nursing. 

Pros: Comfortable and soft, accommodates fluctuating sizes, simple to use in the middle of the night

Cons: Some reviewers didn't feel that it provided enough coverage

Inside Dragon Springs, the high-security compound in upstate New York that's home to a 'cult' tyrannized by China


A security guard walks along the drive of the main gate entry to the Falun Gong Dragon Springs compound, Friday, March 8, 2019,

  • In upstate New York, about 100 Falun Gong practitioners are living in a secretive compound hidden by forest on 400 acres.
  • It's been expanding since 2001, but locals in the area are growing concerned over the effects its latest expansion could have on the environment.
  • Inside, internet access is restricted, relationships are arranged, and conventional medicines are frowned upon.
  • Falun Gong's founder Li Hongzhi lives there, although he has not been seen for years.
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Surrounded by forests and guarded by armed security, Dragon Springs is a refuge for persecuted Falun Gong practitioners. Few outsiders are permitted inside.

About 100 people are said to be living in a 400-acre property in upstate New York, in the shadow of the Shawangunk Mountains. It's meant to be a mecca for the estimated tens of millions of Falun Gong followers, members of a religious and political group persecuted in China, which calls the group a "cult."

Inside Dragon Springs, according to sources who spoke to NBC News, internet access is restricted, medicine is barely used, and relationships are often arranged. David Ownby, a history professor at the University of Montreal who studied Falun Gong, also calls it a cult and says it exists because of China's efforts to keep traditional religions weak

For years, nearby towns like Deer Park have been trying to rein in the compound. But Falun Gong leaders want to expand it even more. It wants to build a 920-seat music hall, a new parking garage, a wastewater treatment plant, and turn a meditation hall into a residence hall. If allowed, the compound would go from housing 100 people to 500.

Here's everything we know about Dragon Springs.

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Hidden by forest below the Shawangunk Mountains, about 100 Falun Gong practitioners live on a closed-off, 400-acre compound in upstate New York.

If you take the train from Otisville to Port Jervis, you can see the buildings through the trees. According to Dragon Springs president Jonathon Lee, the lakes and mountains provide good Feng shui.

People can't just wander in for a look, though.

Fences run along the borders of the property and a security team monitors the gate. Two lion statues also stand guard.


Falun Gong is a system that combines Buddhism, mysticism, and exercise, but it also touches on aliens and ethnic separation.

In 1999, China's Communist Party officially classed it as an illegal cult. Since then, its followers have been persecuted, and there have been reports the followers' organs are being harvested. But in Dragon Springs, they can live safely.

According to the Dragon Springs website, many of those living in the compound escaped from China.

Some were tortured and imprisoned, others were orphaned by the authorities. Because of this, the intense security is highly necessary, Falun Gong says.

The 400-acre chunk of land was purchased in 2000.

Since Falun Gong is classified as a religion, it's a tax-exempt site.

Since 2001, the compound has slowly added more buildings.

On the right, there's a temple in the style of the Tang Dynasty, which ruled China between the seventh and 10th century, with a 75-foot pagoda.

On the Dragon Springs website, it describes the temple as a blend of man and nature: "There's barely a screw, nail, or metal joint to be found in the buildings' all-timber structures."

There are also more modern buildings within the compound.

Two schools are inside the compound — Fei Tian Academy of the Arts and Fei Tian College.

The academy of arts acts as a "feeder school" to Shen Yun, which is a type of theatrical dance performance. Or, according to the New Yorker's Jia Tolentino, it's "essentially religious-political propaganda." Shen Yun is a non-profit organization, and in 2016 had about $75 million worth of assets and brought in $22 million in revenue.

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Shen Yun rehearses at the compound when it isn't touring cities including London, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington.

Chinese politics experts view Shen Yun as part of Falun Gong's elaborate and well-put together public relations plan. The act has anti-communist messages and China's ruling party sees it as a propaganda tool meant to subvert their authority.

Not all of the Falun Gong practitioners live on the compound.

Some also live near in towns like Deer Park. In nice weather, practitioners can be seen in the area practicing the movements.

But Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong, lives on the compound.

But he doesn't publicize the fact. In 2016, when a process server went looking for him he was turned away at the gate, and told Li did not live there. However, in 2019, NBC was told by four former residents that he does. And he's in firm control of what goes on.

Inside the compound, reports suggest internet is limited. Medicine is barely used. Relationships are arranged.

According to NBC News, Li maintains tight control of what goes on within the compound and is involved in his adherents' personal lives. Since Falun Gong is a persecuted group within China, a relationship between an adherent in the United States and one still living in China could help secure visas with practitioners abroad.

One Falun Gong member told NBC News that Dragon Springs officials told her that her visa expired when they learned she was dating someone outside the group. Only later did she learn that her visa was, in fact, still secure.

Li teaches that practicing Falun Dafa will transform bodies into high energy matter, and even lets some people to fly to heaven.

Li also believes in aliens. In a Time interview in 1999, he said, "If aliens are not to replace human beings, society will destroy itself on its own."

In 1999, he told the Washington Post he was not some sinister mastermind, but more of "an accidental prophet."

One of his teachings was that people should never get involved in politics. "We have never interfered in government and never done anything wrong. We are all law-abiding citizens," he said.

But a newspaper controlled by Falun Gong members has cozied up to Trump as he takes a hardline stance against China.

Despite its statedcanti-political stance, a consortium of Falun Gong members own the Epoch Times, a multi-lingual newspaper Li has referred to as "our media." It's recently spent about $1.5 million in six months on favorable advertising for President Donald Trump.

In September 2018, Epoch Times photojournalist Samira Bouaou entered a restricted area of the White house and handed President Trump a folder.

Trump opened the folder and then quickly closed it. Bouaou would not say what was in the folder, or why she gave it to the president. But according to a former Epoch Times reporter, Falun Gong practitioners believe Trump was sent by heaven to destroy China's Communist Party.

Epoch Times has published three stories with direct links to Dragon Springs.

All three are letters from readers. One explains why it's so secretive, another asks for understanding from locals, and another attempts to straight some misunderstandings. In the letter regarding secrecy, it says the compound's gate is no different to what you'd find at the entrance to New York's YMCA camp.

In the Time interview, Li also said he was concerned about industry polluting the atmosphere and water.

"The drinking water is polluted. No matter how we try to purify it, it cannot return to its original purity," he said.

Despite his focus on the environment, locals are concerned Dragon Springs is ruining the neighboring land.

Things are coming to a head in 2019, as Dragon Springs seeks further expansion. It wants to build a 100,000-gallon-per-day wastewater plant, which neighbors fear will ruin surrounding waterways, since once the water is treated it will be discharged into local rivers, like Basher Kill and Neversink River.

The compound wants to build a 72,800-square-foot music hall, a new parking garage with almost 1,100 car spaces and 42 bus spaces, and modify a meditation hall to a residence hall.

The changes would mean that 500 people could live in the compound.



But a lot of locals aren't happy with the expansion.

They reportedly say the compound has a "build now, apologize later" policy that disrespects their neighbors' preferences.

"It's like a small city — little by little, through segmentation with one plan and then another plan," Grace Woodard, a neighbor, told US News.

Some locals think the group is intimidating.

In April 2019, a concrete layer told the local planning board and 600 attendees that he was terrified when he met security at the compound's gate in 2012 — because they were armed with AK 47 machine guns.

"That is nothing we need in our community," he said.

Woodward said when she and her friend were admiring trees near the entrance to Dragon Springs, two security cars appeared with flashing lights, and did not stop until they left the area.

Woodward also said she's found Falun Gong members on her property taking photos and asking to buy her home.

The steady growth of Falun Gong’s Dragon Springs complex has been causing friction for years.

In the last decade, issues have flared over the construction of a driveway far larger than what the building code allows. There's been clashes over a proposed 23-acre solar farm, and ten of the compound's residents sued a town supervisor over voter intimidation.


And there's also the fact the compound refused to disclose information around the death of a construction worker in 2008.

While working on one of their buildings, a 54-year-old Canadian man fell to his death. No more information was released. A man inside the compound told the local newspaper, "We are a religious community. We do not give information to the public." An autopsy was never performed.

The compound has also requested permission to build walls 8 feet high, rather than between four and six feet.

One of the residents, a teacher named Thun Lin, said it was necessary because Chinese persecutors had broken into the compound and tapped their phones.

And while Dragon Springs says it looks forward to the day it can welcome people at their gates, "we hope this day will come soon," it says on its website, it's likely most people will never know what goes on behind its walls.

The compound blames this on China. It says the need for safety is high due to China's continuing persecution of the Falun Gong, and until the Falun Gong is accepted and safe, the gates won't open. But according to practitioners in China, while the government might seem calm on the surface, it won't relax its stance against the Falun Gong anytime soon. 

How to change your iPad name so it's easy to identify your device


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  • You can change your iPad name to make it easier to identify your device on iCloud or when someone wants to AirDrop files to you.  
  • It's easy to change your iPad name in the device's Settings app, and you can do it as often as you'd like. 
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If you have never taken the time to change the name of your iPad, then your iPad is probably known simply as… "iPad." And most of the time, that's not a big deal. 

But when someone wants to share an AirDrop file from their phone or tablet and six different iPads pop up in proximity, things get a bit more confusing.

When you have created a unique name for your iPad, its name will make it instantly recognizable, singled out from all the devices nearby. 

Whether you're in the office or out in public, knowing exactly with whom you are about to share a file, or from whom you are accepting one, is not just convenient — it's critical. 

So take the 30 seconds and change your iPad name. Here's how to do it. 

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How to change your iPad name

1. Launch the Settings app on your iPad.

2. Tap the General tab.

3. Tap the word About at the top of the next screen.


4. Tap the Name tab at the top of the next menu.

5. Use the X icon or just erase the name that's there (likely "iPad") and then enter a new name for the device, ideally one tied to your own name.


6. Tap the word About to save the new name and move back to the previous page.

And that's that, your iPad has been renamed.

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Meet the Albrechts, the reclusive billionaire heirs to the Aldi and Trader Joe's empire


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  • The Albrecht family, who own Aldi and Trader Joe's, has been historically secretive, and there is a lot that's unknown about their personal lives. What is known, however, is their net worth: $53.5 billion, according to Forbes.
  • After World War II, brothers Theo and Karl Albrecht found their mother's corner grocery store in Germany still standing — so they ran with it, transforming Aldi into an international supermarket chain
  • Throughout the decades, Aldi became one of the most profitable retail chains, with over 10,000 stores across Europe and the US.
  • In 1979, a family trust bought Trader Joe's, the low-cost grocery store native to the US.
  • The Albrecht brothers' heirs are feuding after one of the founder's wives tried to cut her grandchildren and daughter-in-law out of the family business because of their "lavish spending," The Guardian reported.
  • Here's how the Albrecht family got started and what we know about them today.
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Theo and Karl Albrecht took their mother's thrifty corner store, still standing in Essen, Germany, after World War II, and turned it into a low-cost supermarket chain that today spans over a dozen countries across Europe and the US.

Aldi, short for Albrecht discount, has become such a stakeholder in Europe that other chains like it, including Walmart, have never been able to get a foothold. In 2017, CNBC estimated Aldi made over $13 billion in the US alone.

Little is known about the Albrechts. They don't speak to the press or attend openings of their stores. According to a German newspaper, the family does not own vacation homes, private jets, or yachts, but instead have chosen to live in seclusion, keeping just a couple thousand euros in their bank account. 

But now, according to a recent report from The Guardian, the family is feuding after one of the founder's wives tried to cut her daughter-in-law and five grandkids out of the family business.

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Aldi is now a global grocery chain with around 10,000 locations worldwide — which includes its 1,900 locations in 36 states across the US.

Source: Forbes, Aldi, CNBC, Aldi Nord

But before it gained the worldwide status it has today, the chain started as a family-owned corner grocer in Europe.

Source: Bloomberg, Aldi

The Albrecht family matriarch, Anna, opened the first storefront in Essen, Germany, in 1913. The New York Times reported that in the 1930s, her husband, Karl Albrecht Sr., got sick and could no longer work, so she had to run the store to support their family.

Source: The New York Times, Aldi

Anna and Karl Sr.'s sons, Karl and Theo, took over the business in 1946 when they returned from serving in World War II — they fought for their native Germany.

Source: The New York Times

During the war, Theo was taken as a prisoner of war by Allied troops, and Karl was wounded and then captured. Both returned home to Essen after the war was over.

Source: The New York Times, CNBC

In the wake of the war, the brothers decided to sell only non-perishable items that had a proven demand. They reportedly didn't want to spend money on decorations — which might explain the no-frills look the store still has today — on advertising, or on inventory that wasn't moving — they cut whatever wasn't selling.

Source: CNBC

Aldi only offers a select number of private-label brands, and according to The New York Times, products would often be displayed "on wooden pallets in the cardboard boxes in which they were delivered."

Source: The New York Times

This type of discounted goods store flourished in West Germany as the country attempted to crawl out of economic ruin following the war.

Source: The Guardian

The business model continued to prove itself, and over the course of a few years, the brothers opened dozens of stores around Germany.

Source: The Chicago Tribune, CNBC

They renamed the chain Aldi, which is short for Albrecht Discount. By 1953, there were more than 30 Aldi stores across the country.

Source: The Chicago Tribune, CNBC

Because of its below-average price model, Aldi markets were able to dominate in Germany. As the family's supermarkets spread across Europe, it became impossible for other would-be competitors like Walmart to even get a foothold in the region.

Source: The New York Times, Aldi

In 1960, Karl and Theo amicably split Aldi in half after a disagreement about whether to sell cigarettes — Theo wanted to sell them, but Karl thought they would attract shoplifters.

Source: Bloomberg, The New York Times, CNBC, The Guardian

Karl ran Aldi Süd — Aldi South — operating stores in southwest Germany, the US, UK, Australia and Eastern Europe. And Theo ran Aldi Nord — Aldi North — operating stores in the northern part of West Germany and western and southern Europe.

Source: Bloomberg, The New York Times

The line separating the two territories is known to German locals as the "Aldi equator," according to The Chronicle.

Source: The Chronicle, Aldi Nord

While the stores share a name, their logos are slightly different. Aldi Süd has the blue, orange, and yellow color scheme while Aldi Nord has a blue, red, and white color scheme.

Source: Business Insider

In 1971, 11 years after their businesses split, Theo was kidnapped — he was released after being held for 17 days. The Albrecht family paid an estimated $3 million for his ransom. He did, however, apply for tax relief from the ransom payment and listed it as a business expense.

Source: The Chicago Tribune, The Local, Bloomberg,  The Guardian

After that, the family led an increasingly private life. Little to nothing is known about Theo and his brother, Karl. They never granted interviews or made public statements about their wealth or businesses. An obituary for Theo revealed that he was known to collect typewriters and wild orchids and he loved golf.

Source: The Guardian

Theo would travel to work in an armored car after the incident, using a different route every day. The Albrechts also reportedly had "fortress-like" homes along the hillsides near the Ruhr Valley in Essen.

Source: The New York Times

Karl was also a big fan of golf. In the 1970s, he built Der Öschberghof — an 18-hole golf course in the southwestern region of Germany near the Black Forest.

Source: The New York Times

Today, a night's stay at the resort will cost around $400.

In 1979, an Albrecht family trust bought specialty store Trader Joe's.

Source: The Chicago Tribune

However, Trader Joe's remains mum on who actually owns it and has refused to comment on the Albrecht family.

Source: The Chicago Tribune

Albrecht helped turn Trader Joe's into a chain with stores across the US. It has since become a low-cost grocery staple with nearly 500 stores.

Source: The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Aldi

In 2010, Theo Albrecht died with a net worth of nearly $17 billion. He was at 88 years old and survived by his wife, Cäcilie, who died in 2018, and their sons Berthold and Theo Jr.

Source: Bloomberg, Forbes,The Guardian 

Theo's biggest contribution to the Aldi empire was his frugality. He was known to use pencils "down to their stubs" and wear cheap suits. He was also reportedly known for keeping his stores from purchasing fancy decor.

Source: The Guardian

Theo's left Aldi Nord to his sons — Berthold died two years after his father and was survived by his wife Babette and their children.

Source: The Guardian, The Guardian

Karl Albrecht, once the richest man in Germany with a personal net worth of nearly $26 billion, died in 2014 at 94 years old — he was married for 67 years, and his wife died in 2013. Karl lived away from the spotlight as well — he "wanted no public attention and always turned down any honors," according to a 2014 company-released statement.

Source: The Local, The New York Times

Karl's son and daughter, Karl Jr. and Beate, inherited half of the Aldi fortune after their father's death — the two reportedly sit on the company's board. Karl Jr. has no children, while his sister has six. Both continue in their father's tradition of being notoriously reclusive. They have a combined net worth of $36.1 billion.

Source: Bloomberg, Forbes

Karl Jr. and Beate have never spoken to the press — it's unclear who will take over Aldi Süd once they retire.

Source: Bloomberg

While the Albrechts have historically stayed away from giving public statements, Theo Jr. broke a decade-long silence when he publicly called out his sister-in-law Babette. She reportedly went against the family rules by spending millions on vintage cars and art after the death of her husband, Berthold.

Source: The New Daily, Bloomberg

In 2016, Berthold's last will entered the spotlight for excluding Babette and their children from control of Aldi Nord. She fought her late husband's decision in court, saying he was not competent enough to make a will because of an "alcohol-related illness."

Source: Bloomberg

Theo Jr. offered to end the public dispute, awarding Babette and her children, who have never been publicly named, more than $36 million a year from the family trust.

Source: Bloomberg

In early 2019, The Guardian reported that the family was feuding again — this time after the last will of Cäcilie Albrecht — Babette's mother-in-law — was made public. The will ordered that Babette and her children have no future roles at the company.

Source:The Guardian,Business Insider

Cäcilie died in November 2018 — according to The Guardian, she accused Babette and her children of "siphoning" $112 million from a company foundation, but the family denied all accusations of wrongdoing. A lawyer for Babette Albrecht's family did not respond to Business Insider's request for comment.

Source:The Guardian,Business Insider

The 'Organization Man' of the mid-20th century gave way to the 'Transaction Man,' and the latter's rise explains the decline of the American Dream


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  • Nicholas Lemann is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a veteran journalist, prize-winning author, and former dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
  • The following is an excerpt from his new book, "Transaction Man: The Rise and Decline of the American Dream," an account of how the concentration of great wealth has coincided with the fraying of social ties and the rise of inequality in the US.
  • According to Lemann, a Transaction Man (who may be a woman) often works on Wall Street or in Silicon Valley in a job that is literally transactional — in fields such as private equity, venture capital, or hedge funds — and is fundamentally skeptical but likes to do things quickly and forcefully.
  • The Transaction Man is the opposite of his predecessor, the Organization Man, who dutifully followed orders at the serene, secure big corporation that was his lifetime employer.  
  • "The institutions responsible for maintaining democracy and ensuring a good life for ordinary people are badly outmatched," he writes. "All over the world, through their political and cultural behavior, people are showing how they feel about that."
  • This article is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on Better Capitalism.
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Who won in this contest of visions — the side that valued a structured, organization-based society or the side that saw it as profoundly unhealthy? The anti–Organization Man view won, without question, if the field of battle was a term [John Kenneth] Galbraith made popular, "the conventional wisdom." Its victory was so thorough, and so consequential, that today the representative figure of our age is an almost completely opposite character, whom we can call Transaction Man. Transaction Man (who may be a woman, of course) often works in a job that is literally transactional, in such fields as trading financial instruments, private equity, venture capital, and hedge funds — parts of American culture and the American economy that writers like [William H.] Whyte didn't even bother to mention, because they seemed so inconsequential at the time. The Organization Man dutifully followed orders at the serene, secure big corporation that was his lifetime employer. Transaction Man is often in the business of breaking corporations apart and rearranging them in ways that have made it just about impossible for anybody these days to be an Organization Man. The idea of a corporation, or any other institution, providing generous guaranteed benefits and career-long job security is at odds with the way Transaction Man thinks the world should work. It's too static, too traditional, too constraining of creativity.

Nicholas Lemann

William Whyte noted that the Organization Man could be found applying his set of attitudes all over America, not just in the corporations and suburbs that were his primary home, and the same is true of Transaction Man. What really matters about Transaction Man is the way he thinks, not specifically what he does. Professionally, Transaction Man can perform any function that involves arriving in the middle of a complicated situation and, at least in his own mind, finding a solution that has eluded the participants: strategic consulting, global philanthropy, education reform. He is confident, not cautious; change-embracing, not change-resisting. Transaction Man thinks of himself as an idealist, someone whose work will benefit humanity. He'll alleviate poverty, help conquer disease, give opportunity to the underprivileged, make markets function better. Although he does well for himself, he doesn't see any self-interest in what he's doing — only an improving instinct.

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Transaction Man is fundamentally skeptical about institutions and organizations, especially long-existing ones. He believes they are stodgy, bureaucratic, stuck in the past, and too beholden to traditions and arrangements that have built up over time. He'd use terms like "innovation," "disruption," and "breaking down silos" to describe healthy social processes, and "incumbents" or "rent-seekers" or "special interests" to describe those who are standing in the way of them. He believes there is a rational, efficient solution to every big problem, and that it can usually be achieved by bypassing or even eliminating existing structures and replacing them with something more fluid and unconstrained. Anything that throws sand in the gears, that delays what looks like progress, that involves negotiation and compromise, that gets in the way of the obvious solution — labor unions, local governments, legal constraints, interest groups that make particular claims — is problematic. Transaction Man is suspicious of politics and of provincial concerns; his perspective is global and based on what he regards as universal principles. He likes to do things quickly and forcefully. The idea that bargaining among groups is the way to achieve the best solution strikes him as fundamentally wrongheaded, not to mention boring.


If you were to go looking for a specific place to find Transaction Man, it would certainly not be Park Forest, Illinois. Wall Street and Silicon Valley, which have become far more powerful and wealthy over the last generation or two, would be more like it. These are new, or newly altered, locations that exemplify the rising spirit of the time, just as Park Forest did for its time — but now the spirit is about speed, not stodginess; individual expression, not conformity; undoing restrictions, not adhering to them. Like the spirit of the previous age, ours has its characteristic flaws.

The transactional society has become one where wealth and power are increasingly concentrated, and where public life, rather than being contained inside a narrow band of acceptable thought, is much more fraught with anger and contention. That is because, paradoxically, our suspicion of institutions has brought us a new set of institutions (because institutions are an inescapable part of human life, and the real question is what form they will take) that are fewer, but larger and more dominant, than the set of institutions that preceded them. The most important ones are clustered in a few areas, such as finance and technology, and in a few places geographically, mainly the East and West Coasts. The ecosystem is out of balance: The institutions responsible for maintaining democracy and ensuring a good life for ordinary people are badly outmatched. All over the world, through their political and cultural behavior, people are showing how they feel about that.

Social changes of this magnitude are too large to have occurred just because of a shift in the atmosphere. They have a history in which events generated ideas, ideas generated actions, and actions changed the structure of society. This book aims to lay out the history of our move from an institution-oriented to a transaction-oriented society. This is not a matter of one set of values succeeding another for no particular reason. It's a more specific story, which begins with Americans of the early twentieth century confronting the powerful new reality of concentrated economic power and debating how to constrain it. This was an intense, all-consuming, highly consequential battle, fought not just here but worldwide.

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Out of these intense dissatisfactions and disagreements and conflicts, the institution-based order, with a much bigger national government and the corporation at its anchors, emerged. Then another set of dissatisfactions and disagreements, this time directed against government and corporations, produced another set of big changes, which, in turn, created the new transaction-based order.

And today, a third vision, of a society based on Internet-enabled networks — which might restore some of what the age of transactions destroyed — is emerging. A handful of companies based on this vision have become the largest in the world, and networks have created instant ways for people to connect. We are only just beginning to see this vision's large effects on how work, economic life, and politics are organized and on how power is distributed. After laying out institutions, transactions, and networks as successive master organizing principles for society, this book finally will suggest another way entirely of thinking about our future, one that would give more honor to people like Nick D'Andrea and Ann Neal, who live at a great distance from the country's centers of power.

Nicholas Lemann, born in New Orleans in 1954, began his journalistic career there and then worked at Washington Monthly, Washington Post, and Texas Monthly, of which he was executive editor. A frequent contributor to national magazines, he was national correspondent of The Atlantic Monthly and is now a staff writer at The New Yorker. His books include the prizewinning "The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America" (1991).

Excerpted from TRANSACTION MAN: The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American Dream by Nicholas Lemann. Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux  September 10th 2019.  Copyright © 2019 by Nicholas Lemann. All rights reserved.

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How to edit autofill information on your iPhone, or disable the feature


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  • To edit autofill data on your iPhone, you'll need to go into your Settings app.
  • Your iPhone stores and can automatically fill out forms that ask for email addresses, passwords, or credit card information.
  • Autofill is useful, but if you've accidentally saved the wrong information, autofill will keep repeating that wrong information. This is when it's useful to edit autofill data.
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Chances are good that you use your iPhone's autofill feature so often that you take it for granted, barely noticing as your phone quickly loads in your passwords or credit card information. 

But if you ever lose or cancel a credit card, or if you don't want personal data stored on your phone, or if you share your iPhone with others, then you may want to remove or at least customize the autofill feature. That way, you don't risk sharing too much sensitive information.

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How to edit credit card data autofill on iPhone

1. Open the Settings app and scroll down to the Safari tab.

2. Tap Safari, then tap Autofill under the General subsection.


3. Toggle "Credit Cards" to the left (button will turn white) to prevent the phone from automatically using any of the cards on file, or tap "Saved Credit Cards" (and then enter your password) to manage your various cards on a case-by-case basis.


How to edit saved password autofill on iPhone

1. In the Settings app, swipe down and click on Passwords & Accounts.

2. On the next page, you can disable auto-filling passwords by switching "AutoFill Passwords" off, or you can edit password data on a site-by-site or app-by-app basis by tapping "Website & App Passwords."


3. In the Website & App Passwords menu, on an individual basis, you can also change the username and password you use to access each site on your that you have saved.

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The best art supplies you can buy for your studio

  • The best art supplies can cost a pretty penny, but you don't have to spend all your savings to get great materials.
  • We've rounded up the best traditional art supplies you can buy online, including graphite, charcoal, pastels, watercolors, acrylic, oil paints, sketchbooks, canvas, and more.

If you're going off to art school or you just love to create, you need quality art supplies. While artists who've made it past the "starving artist" stage may use incredibly expensive supplies to create their masterpieces, you don't have to spend an arm and a leg on top-tier materials. Often, more affordable options will serve you just as well, provided you have the know-how to make them work to your advantage. We've rounded up many of the basic art supplies you need in your studio in one handy guide. 

As someone who's been drawing since I could hold a crayon, I've been through my fair share of graphite pencils, charcoal, sketchbooks, erasers, and paint sets. I've tried dozens of different brands over the years, and some are still my favorites.

Here are the best art supplies you can buy:

Updated on 09/10/2019 by Les Shu: Updated prices, links, and formatting.

The best sketchbook

Strathmore makes excellent sketchbooks with all kinds of paper, including drawing, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, and more.

I've used Strathmore sketchbooks for years. I typically buy the ones with recycled paper, but I've also used the pastel, charcoal, and watercolor pads for when I need a different texture of paper. No matter what media you choose, these sketchbooks can handle it. 

Of course, the standard paper will warp if you do watercolors on it, but for any kind of pen, pencil, marker, or another drawing implement, it will do the job. The paper is a good thickness and weight. 

When it comes to the watercolor paper, it's sturdy and strong enough to stand up to lots of water. The charcoal and pastel paper have a wonderful texture to them that really works for the softer media and good blending. Starthmore's prices are fairly reasonable, too, so you can sketch away.

Pros: Sturdy sketchbooks, great paper quality, paper types for different media, affordable

Cons: Larger sizes cost more, specialty papers have less pages

Besides the product shown at the top, here are other Strathmore products we recommend:

The best graphite pencils

The Staedtler Pencil Mars Lumograph 12-Piece Set comes with all the graphite pencils you need to draw like a pro.

If you draw with graphite pencils, you know that not all graphite is the same. This Staedtler set comes with 12 pencils in different hardnesses from 8B to 6H. For the uninitiated, the higher the number in front of the B, the softer the lead. Conversely, the higher the number in front of the H, the harder the lead.

Most people will use 2B, HB, and B the most, but if you need deep dark blacks that blend well, you'll need 4B and up. For hard, light lines, H pencils are perfect. 

The pencils come in a tin for safe keeping, they're easy to sharpen, and they're comfortable to hold — even when you draw for hours on end. I've used dozens of graphite pencils, but Staedtler's are the best for the price.

Pros: Bold graphite pencils, 8B to 6H range, affordable, long lasting

Cons: None

The best charcoal drawing set

General 33-Piece Classic Charcoal Drawing Set has every kind of charcoal you need to create beautiful work.

If you're just getting started with charcoal or you want to try a new medium, this General charcoal set has everything you need, including 18 pencils, 12 sticks, a sharpener, an eraser, and a drawing pad.

Each pencil is labeled with its hardness level, and the set has white charcoal pencils for highlights, too. The kneaded eraser is a great blending tool, but it can also erase any mistakes fairly well. The charcoal sticks come in various thicknesses, so you can work big or small.

The only charcoal types that are missing are powder and vine charcoal, but those are specific tools that most people won't need right away. I've used General charcoal pencils for years, and they can produce some great sketches, even though they're relatively affordable.

Pros: Big set with many pieces, includes white and black charcoal, comes with eraser, charcoal sticks and pencils, affordable

Cons: None

The best colored pencils

The Prismacolor Quality Art Set includes 48 colored pencils that are rich in color.

The Prismacolor Quality Art Set comes with 48 colored pencils in beautiful, bright shades. You'll also get a sharpener and a Latex-Free Scholar Eraser in the set. 

These colored pencils aren't like the basic Crayola ones you used in elementary school — They're high-quality, soft lead pencils with rich colors. You can create extraordinary drawings with these Prismacolor pencils or you can color in an adult coloring book to make a black and white design come to life.

These are the colored pencils I turn to when I'm not interested in black and white images anymore.

Pros: Bold colors, lots of variety, long lasting, eraser and sharpener included, affordable

Cons: None

The best erasers

The Prismacolor Premier Kneaded, ArtGum and Plastic Erasers will erase any mistake you make.

To err is human, and here to fix your mistakes are Prismacolor's erasers. This three-pack gives you a Kneaded rubber eraser, an artist gum eraser, and a plastic eraser that's latex-free. 

I personally only use kneaded erasers, because they work with all media and they don't shed eraser bits everywhere, but the ArtGum eraser is great for stubborn graphite and the Plastic eraser doesn't shed, either.

Since this set gives you all three, you can pick and choose which one you need based on the medium you're working with.

Pros: Three types of eraser, affordable

Cons: None

The best pastels

Sennelier makes the absolute best oil and soft pastels, but Van Gogh, Koh-i-noor, and Prismacolor are fine alternatives.

One of my favorite mediums is pastel. The rich, bold colors and easy blending make for the perfect drawing experience. Of all the pastels I've used, Sennelier's are the best. Its oil pastels, in particular, are stunning. The richness of the colors is unparalleled and you can feel the oiliness of the pastel. I lust over them every time I got to the art store. 

However, Sennelier's wares are very expensive, because they are among the best in the business at pastels. Since not everyone can spend hundreds on pastels — myself included, alas — Van Gogh makes great oil pastels for much less, Koh-i-noor sells wonderful soft pastel pencils, and Prismacolor makes great soft pastels for an affordable price.

I mostly use soft pastel pencils, because the fine tip gives you more control over your drawing and fine detail. However, when you're working big and you need to blend, Prismacolor's pastels are perfect. Van Gogh's oil pastels are nearly as pigmented and rich as Sennelier's and they blend very well. You can even thin them with linseed oil, just like you would oil paint if you want a painterly look.

Pros: Beautiful oil and soft pastels, good variety of colors, strong pigments

Cons: Sennelier's pastels are expensive

Here are the best pastels we recommend:

The best watercolors

Winsor & Newton makes wonderful watercolor paints and sets, while Derwent makes excellent watercolor pencils.

Watercolor is a beautiful medium, and while you may think about those plastic sets from elementary school, the best watercolors come in tubes like acrylic and oil paint. You can get good sets in plastic, of course, and there are wonderful watercolor pencils, too. We've got picks for all three.

The Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Color 12-Tube Set is best for the serious watercolor addict who wants a nice set of colors, while the Sketcher's Pocket Box is great for watercolor artists on the go who want a travel-friendly plastic set. Both provide rich, lovely color.

My favorite watercolor pencils are by Derwent because you can get a nice variety of colors without paying too much. The watercolor pencils give you more control over fine details in your paintings, so they may be a fun addition to your supplies if you're more used to the liquid paint of watercolors.

Pros: Bright colors, good variety in the sets, sturdy pencils

Cons: High-end tubes are pricey

Here are the best watercolor art supplies we recommend:

The best acrylic paint

Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint Tube 12-Piece Set and the Winsor & Newton 2190517 Galeria Acrylic Paint 10 Tube Set are great starter kits for painting.

My first set of acrylic paints was the BASICS set by Liquitex. The set comes with 12 colors that you can mix to your heart's content to create more shades. You really only need these basic colors to create every shade of the rainbow.

Of course, this budget set isn't that high-end, so if you're looking for something a bit better, the Winsor & Newton 10-tube set is a great option. You'll pay more for higher quality paint and strong pigments. You can't go wrong with either one, really.

Pros: Strong colors, affordable options, high-quality options, sets offer good value

Cons: Small tubes, can get expensive

Here are the best acrylic paint sets we recommend:

Buy the Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint Tube 12-Piece Set on Amazon for $18.58

Buy the Winsor & Newton 2190517 Galeria Acrylic Paint 10 Tube Set on Amazon for $28.94

The best oil paint

Winsor & Newton, Gamblin, and Williamsburg Handmade oil paints represent very different price points to satisfy any budget.

The most expensive art you can get into is oil painting, but it's also one of the most powerful forms of art. Oil paint is richer than acrylic and it stays wet longer for better mixing, blending, and use over the course of long-term projects.

Winsor & Newton make a good oil paint that's suitable for beginners or artists on a budget. Gamblin falls in the middle, while Williamsburg's handmade oils are considered among the best. They're sold by tubes and not by sets, so you can pick the colors you need.

The differences are in the richness of the pigments, the oils used to make the paints, and the process by which the paint is made. You can spend hundreds on small tubes of the best oils, but these three options will serve you well until you become as famous as Picasso.

Pros: Strong colors, affordable options, high-quality options, sets offer good value

Cons: Small tubes, can get expensive if you go with the high-end paint

Here are the best oil paints we recommend:

Buy the Winsor & Newton Winton Oil Colors Set - Basic 10 Color Set on Amazon for $39.14

Buy the Gamblin Artist Oil Colors Introductory Set on Amazon for $69.55

Buy the Williamsburg Handmade Oil Paint 37ml Tube on Amazon for approximately $7 and up (prices varies by color)

The best brushes

Da Vinci makes great brushes for watercolor, acrylic, and oil painting.

No matter what medium you paint in, da Vinci Brushes has the brush you need. There are more brushes out there than can be put in a simple guide like this, but da Vinci's wares are relatively affordable and long-lasting, so we've included them here.

Some of the brushes are synthetic, but others are made from real animal hair and bristle. There is a lot of argument over what materials are best, but we've included a mix at different price points.

The main advice we have on brushes is don't get cheap terrible ones that shed all over your canvas.

Pros: Brushes for all media, relatively affordable, no shedding, sets offer good value

Cons: Real hair and bristle cost more

Here are the best da Vinci brushes we recommend:

Buy the da Vinci Student Series 3502 Universal Student/Beginner Paint Brush Set on Amazon for $8.80

Buy the da Vinci Watercolor Series 5359 Paint Brush Set, Russian Red Sable, Multiple Sizes, 5 Brushes (Series 36) on Amazon for $27.60

Buy the da Vinci Oil & Acrylic Series 4240 Maestro 2 Oil Brush Set, Hog Bristle with Red Handles, 5 Brushes on Amazon for $29.87

The best canvas

Fredrix makes good canvas, and it's almost always cheaper to stretch your own canvas than to buy pre-made ones.

If you're working in oil or acrylic, it's tempting to buy pre-stretched canvases and have it done. However, you can save loads of money — especially if you paint on huge canvases — if you make your own canvases. 

To do it yourself, you'll need wood for the frame, canvas, a staple gun, and canvas pliers to stretch it properly. I've made canvases before, and it may be hard work, but it's worth it. Plus, you can say you made it in the end.

Fredrix sells canvas in many forms and sizes. You can get it primed or unprimed if you prefer to do it yourself with a giant bucket of gesso or if you just want a raw canvas.

Pros: Canvas is cheaper when you make your own, good quality canvas material, primed or unprimed

Cons: Canvas is expensive, time-consuming to make

Here are the canvases and accessories we recommend:

Buy the Fredrix Red Lion Polyflax Primed Canvas 59 in. x 6yd roll on Amazon for $106.70

Buy the FredrixTara Unprimed Cotton Canvas 7oz 52inch X 6yd on Amazon for $48.61

Buy the Fredrix Canvas Pliers on Amazon for $16.01

Buy the GOODARTSTORY Solid Wooden Profession Canvas Frame Kit for Oil Painting, Wall Art Any Sizes Available

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These are all of the Fitbit models that can track your heart rate


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When it was released in early 2016, the Fitbit Alta was a cutting-edge piece of hardware capable of tracking sleep and steps, displaying texts and reminders, and helping users set and meet health and fitness goals. 

The Alta was, however, lacking a feature that greatly enhances the monitoring of health and fitness: a heart-rate monitor. For all of its capabilities, the Fitbit Alta is unable to track heart rate.

Fitbit subsequently released an updated model, the Fitbit Alta HR, that does track heart rate, giving its wearer a much better sense of an exercise's efficacy and helping the person better plan future workouts and activities. 

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Fitbit Inspire HR (From $99.95 at Best Buy)

Fitbit Blaze (From $159.95 on Amazon)

The Fitbit Alta can't track heart rate, but these other Fitbit models do have heart-rate monitors 

The Alta HR is just one of the company's trackers that has heart rate monitoring capabilities. There are five models featuring heart-rate monitoring currently for sale on Fitbit's website. 

These include the Versa series (the new Versa 2 and the older Versa), the Ionic, the Charge 3, and the Inspire HR. Older models with heart rate monitoring include the Fitbit Surge and the Fitbit Blaze.

Knowing both your resting heart rate and your optimal heart rate for productive cardio exercise can help you make the most of exercise sessions and lets you get a better sense of your overall health and progress toward fitness goals.

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