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Moms reveal what they really want for Mother's Day

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Mother's Day is coming up on May 10th, but it's never too early to start thinking about what to get for mom. 

We asked real moms what they want for Mother's Day this year.

Here's what they said.

Give her a stylish bracelet adorned with her children's birthstones.

These stylish bangles from Alex and Ani come with a birthstone and some small charms. Give mom a different bracelet (with a different birthstone) for each kid.

And layer them up: The more bangles, the better.

Price:$28 each



Help her unwind with a spa treatment.

Being a mom is stressful. Help her relax with a spa treatment, like a massage or facial. Or try a more adventurous treatment, like a Thai massage.

Book an appointment through a local spa or get her a gift certificate through a site like Spafinder.com.

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A Nespresso coffee maker will give her a great start in the mornings.

Give her mornings a jolt with a Nespresso machine.

The Italian espresso machine makes strong, frothy cups of espresso that will help her start her day.

Price:$180



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A NY rapper has started a crazy scavenger hunt in Manhattan for cereal boxes with hidden $100 bills

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Hip hop artist Cam'ron is leading New Yorkers on a Willy Wonka scavenger hunt across Manhattan.

The New York native planted four boxes of his new "Killa Crunch" cereal across the island each with a $100 bill inside. The locations are being shared on social media at the top of each hour.

The first box was found just after 1:00 p.m. EST at a Harlem bodega at 133rd St and Frederick Douglas Blvd. The lucky winner was shown online posing with the box while wearing a throwback New York Giants Lawrence Taylor jersey.

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A second box was hidden at 2:00 p.m. inside a bodega at the corner of St. Marks Street and 1st Avenue, according to an Instagram post. It was found within minutes.

The third box was stashed at a deli on the corner of Prince Street and Mulberry Street, in SoHo just outside Little Italy.

The remaining box was hidden on the Lower East Side inside a store at the corner of Orchard and Stanton.

Another scavenger hunt will take place on Saturday, according to the Virgin Mega USA Instagram account. Virgin Mega is promoting the event.

"We're picking bodegas that are easily accessible by public transportation," a spokesperson told DNAinfo.

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Killa Crunch comes in yellow boxes that prominently feature the rapper pointing a gun with the words "some material too killa for human consumption."

"Every Killa Crunch box panel is jam-packed with goonie goodness inspired by the Dipset don," Virgin Mega claims in a press release

The back of the box has a “U Mad Lib” and “Dumb Smart” crossword, a limited edition t-shirt is also inside.

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 Killa Crunch

Killa Crunch cereal

"The breakfast cereal killa," gets its name from Cam'ron's other name  — "Killa Cam."

If you missed out on today's treasure hunt additional boxes can be bought for $45 each by downloading either an android or iOS app.

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All the 'Star Wars' films are finally available on Amazon today

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Darth VaderHere's the best news of the day: starting today, you can order all 6 Star Wars episodes on Amazon

Each episode can be purchased individually for $19.99

Or you can save $29.95 by pre-ordering  "Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection" in HDfor$89.99.


 

"Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace"

star warsExtras include: "Conversations: Doug Chiang Looks Back," "Discoveries From Inside: Models & Miniatures"

Legacy content includes: "The Beginning"; The Podrace: Theatrical Edit; plus eight deleted scenes

Available in HD for $19.99 and SD for $19.99.


 

"Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones"

star warsExtras include: "Conversations: Sounds In Space," "Discoveries From Inside: Costumes Revealed"

Legacy content includes: "From Puppets To Pixels: Digital Characters In Episode II"; State Of The Art: The Previsualization Of Episode II; and "Films Are Not Released, They Escape"; plus Episode II Visual Effects Breakdown Montage and six deleted scenes

Available in HD for $19.99 and SD for $19.99.


 

"Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith"

star warsExtras include: "Conversations: The Star Wars That Almost Was," "Discoveries From Inside: Hologram & Bloopers"

Legacy content includes" documentaries "Within A Minute: The Making Of Episode III"; The Journey Part 1; and The Journey Part 2; plus six deleted scenes

Available in HD for $19.99 and SD for $19.99.


 

"Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (20th Century Fox)"

star warsExtras include: "Conversations: Creating A Universe," "Discoveries From Inside: Weapons & The First Lightsaber"

Legacy content includes: "Anatomy Of A Dewback"; Star Wars Launch Trailer; plus eight deleted scenes

Available in HD for $19.99 and SD for $19.99.


 

"Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back"

star warsExtras include "Conversations: The Lost Interviews," "Discoveries From Inside: Matte Paintings Unveiled"

Legacy content includes: "A Conversation With The Masters" (2010); "Dennis Muren: How Walkers Walk"; "George Lucas On Editing The Empire Strikes Back 1979"; and "George Lucas On The Force: 2010"; plus six deleted scenes

Available in HD for $19.99 and SD for $19.99.


 

"Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi"

star warsExtras include: "Conversations: The Effects,"
"Discoveries From Inside: The Sounds Of Ben Burtt"

Legacy content includes: "Classic Creatures: Return Of The Jedi"; "Revenge Of The Jedi Teaser Trailer"; Return Of The Jedi Launch Trailer; "It Began TV Spot"; "Climactic Chapter TV Spot"; plus five deleted scenes

Available in HD for $19.99 and SD for $19.99.


Order "Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection" for $89.99 today


 

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17 of the most epic sibling rivalries of all time

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phil steve mahre skiersSince the days of Cain and Abel, sibling rivalries have dotted history.

Some brothers and sisters wage bitter fights over money and power, while others are purely playful, competitive one-upsmanship.

These 17 sibling rivalries prove that it's impossible to expect brothers and sisters to get along all the time. And some just simply have it out for one another.

Mukesh and Anil Ambani, Indian business tycoons

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.



LaVerne, Patty, and Maxene Andrews, singers

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, brewers

Mikkel Borg Bjergso and Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso have been making beer for years, and while they started out brewing together, the last few years have been spent brewing apart.

The identical twins each own their own beer outfit — Mikkel is the mastermind behind the brewery Mikkeller in Copenhagen while Jeppe runs the now-Brooklyn-based Evil Twin Brewing— but the two haven't spoken to each other in more than a year. 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 recent 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.



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'The Great Gatsby' turns 90 today and it's still the best American novel of all time

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When people ask what the Great American Novel isthere's really one answer you can take seriously. 

"The Great Gatsby," which had its 90th birthday on Friday.

Compared with F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, all the others contenders make reading feel like a slog, which has to be at least part of the reason that 23% of Americans don't read a book in an entire year

Let's review:

"Moby Dick"? Boring. Who needs to spend hours reading Herman Melville spill details of New England whaling? 

"The Scarlet Letter"? Nathaniel Hawthorne was at his best with "The Minister's Black Veil."

"To Kill A Mocking Bird"? Hope that Harper Lee's next book is little more compelling. 

"Infinite Jest"? Anyone who says they've read the whole thing is lying.

There's "Gatsby," then there's everything else. 

Here's why: reading shouldn't be a punishment

For me, reading "Gatsby" in 11th grade was when I first realized that "pleasure reading" could be a thing that exists in real life. 

While he wrote in rhyme and image and symbol and detail, Fitzgerald still pulled the plot taut — the book clocks in at under 50,000 words

It made me want to be a writer. For my friend and novelist Jack Cheng, it's the same story. 

"I read it and said, 'Holy s---, I want to do what this guy does," he recalls. "For me, its a very visual book, and for me, the way Fitzgerald uses language, it can be so visually unexpected." 

A few cases in point. 

This exchange between narrator Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby, where Gatsby talks about winning back Daisy Buchanan: 

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Or the way Nick's romantic interest Jordan describes summer in New York: 

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Or, most of all, the novel's final lines, care of Nick: 

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There's just nothing like it.

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GrubHub Seamless’s fake ratings problem is out of control (GRUB, YELP)

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friend house nycAccording to Seamless, a cheap Chinese restaurant called Friend House has the best food in midtown Manhattan with a five-star rating after nearly 1,200 reviews.

According to Yelp, Friend House is one of the city's worst restaurants with only one-and-a-half stars after 27 reviews.

This kind of discrepancy is fairly common, and it's widely agreed that Yelp has better ratings. That's because Yelp, a crowd-based guide to local businesses, requires users to post a review along with a rating and analyzes those reviews to weed out fakes, while Seamless, a restaurant delivery service, allows ratings not accompanied with reviews and generally seems behind the curve in spotting fakes.

Ratings on Seamless and sister site GrubHub (which bought Seamless in 2013) are so unreliable that savvy users know to cross-check them on services like Yelp.

"Do not be fooled by the seamless reviews," Yelper Jane C. wrote about Friend House in February. "The food is edible, but barely...I didn't experience the food poisoning but I really wish I took a peek at the yelp reviews before ordering from here."

"Yeah this was not good. Serves me right for trusting Seamless star rankings instead of Yelp," Yelper Abby B. wrote about Friend House in December.

Even on Seamless, most of the actual reviews are negative.

"How does this place have such great reviews?," Melissa A. wrote on Seamless in February. "I've tried ordering twice -- both times it took an hour and a half, and the food was greasy and mushy and tasteless."

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We first wrote about bad Seamless ratings in 2012 after flagging the strangely high ratings of Shinju III, which Seamless communications director Kelsey O'Neal Flittner said were "suspicious" and would be reviewed. Three years later, however, this Brooklyn sushi joint still sports a 5-star rating based on hundreds of anonymous ratings.

Reader Alex V. emailed recently to complain about ratings in the Financial District: "Looks like Seamless did not fix anything. This is still a problem and looks like it's done by predominantly Chinese run businesses (most of the Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese and of course Chinese places on Seamless)."

The highest-rated options in his neighborhood include Famous Sichuan, Aki Sushi 2, and Accord Asian Cuisine, all with 5-star ratings based on around 1,000 mostly anonymous ratings. Those same restaurants are rated much lower on Yelp at 3.5, 2, and 1.5 stars.

Yelpers have commented on these discrepancies, too.

"Really terrible sushi and it was kind of expensive too," Elite Yelper Yoonie Y. wrote about Aki Sushi 2 in August. "I have no idea why the reviews on Seamless are so great, but I would not order from this place again."

"My boyfriend ordered from this sushi place for the first time — beware on seamless it has great reviews for this sushi place BUT it was HIS mistake for not checking in with YELP! HELLLOO doesnt he know to always double check — it would've warned him never to order here with the 21/2 star!" Yelper Liz S wrote about Aki Sushi 2 in April 2014.

aki sushi IIDespite their crappy rating system, Seamless and Grubhub are growing rapidly, currently filling around 200,000 orders every day in America. For young urban professionals with more money to spare than time, online ordering is so much easier than calling, not to mention cooking, that they are willing to deal with the flaws of the system.

Seamless claims to be fixing its ratings. Since the company merged with GrubHub, only users who order from a restaurant are invited to rate it, which wasn't the case previously, according to public relations director Abby Hunt. Additionally, the company has launched investigations into suspicious accounts.

"We take this very seriously, and if we determined there was fraudulent activity that would be misleading to diners, we would close the account,” Hunt said.

For reasons the company couldn't explain, some restaurants currently have different ratings in different places on Seamless. For instance, Akimoto Sushi had 5 stars on the regular Seamless website; but only 4 stars when appearing in search pages on a newer version of Seamless that has rolled out to some users; and only 3 stars on the restaurant page on the new version of Seamless. This pattern, which we saw multiple times, could be viewed either as another way Seamless ratings are screwed up or as evidence of an incipient shift to a better system.

Even while Seamless develops a better system, it may be a while before its ratings are trustworthy.

"If they're just loading new verified reviews in a system that already has sham reviews, then it's still a problem and it might take a while for the verified reviews to eclipse the sham reviews," says online consumer behavior expert Bill Tancer, author of "Everyone's a Critic: Winning Customers in a Review-Driven World."

For now GrubHub Seamless users should be on the lookout for shady reviews and be ready to cross-check them with a better ratings source like Yelp or even old-fashioned worth of mouth.

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A sommelier explains how to tell if your wine is high quality

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No matter where you fall on the "expensive wine is better" spectrum, we all have something in common: At every price point, we want a good bottle of wine. 

What does "good" mean, though? It's a completely subjective measure … unless you ask a professional.

"People talk about quality like a matter of preference and flavor, but while we've found that there are a number of personal preferences that influence what people like and think are best, there are also a number of objective factors," says sommelier Jorn Kleinhans, owner of Wine Elite Sommelier Co.

Kleinhans and his team of sommeliers, who regularly conduct blind taste tests, have boiled down those determinants of quality into three factors that anyone can recognize:

1. Complexity

"The more different notes and distinct flavor compositions you pick up, the more complex the wine," explains Kleinhans. That's where you get descriptors of flavor profile like plum, cherry, vanilla, or tobacco. The more of those flavors you can taste, the more complex the wine, and the more complex, the higher quality. "Complexity is perhaps the most important quality indicator that people can agree on," Kleinhans adds. "The controversy comes in when they discuss whether they like it or not."

2. Intensity

The more intense a wine, the more clearly the drinker can identify and distinguish between the flavors present. "More intensely showing flavors make it easier to spot, appreciate, and recognize," Kleinhans says. "When you have a very complex wine but all the flavors are fairly clear, the intensity is to the advantage of the wine quality."

3. Balance

In terms of wine, "balance" is "the idea that an optimal wine contains a number of flavor profiles: fruits, vegetables, oak notes, the structure (which includes alcohol), and earthiness," according to Kleinhans. "The well-balanced wine shows the vast majority of all of these five components, integrated to a degree that they're visible, the proportion of taste in harmony and in good relationship to the other tastes shown."

Bonus measure: Typicity

Typicity defines how typical a wine is of its kind. Does it taste like it's supposed to? "There is this marriage between the grape varietal and the place where it grows," explains Kleinhans. "For instance, a Napa Cabernet has a certain flavor profile."

Admittedly, recognizing typicity takes experience, meaning wine experts and connoisseurs are better equipped to judge (but you can go ahead and cite "learning to judge typicity" the next time you crack open a third bottle).

Even though you now know how to determine quality, there's no need to go out and buy half your local store's inventory on the hunt for quality bottles — Kleinhans used these measures of quality, including typicity, to put together his choices of great wines for $16 and under.

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If you haven't been watching HBO's 'Silicon Valley,' here are all the reasons you need to start now

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Many of the Valley's elite turned up for Wednesday's party promoting season two of "Silicon Valley," a satirical comedy that's grown into a full-fledged hit for HBO.

The new season premieres on Sunday, April 12, at 10 p.m. ET.

Most of the cast appeared at the event. Notably missing was T.J. Miller, who caused an uproar in February when he hosted the Valley's version of the Oscars, the "Crunchies," and delivered remarks viewed by many as offensive.

That was just the latest in the blurring of fact versus fiction, real versus unreal, in a show that has captured the absurdity of this singular place and time.

First off, there are no sacred cows. The show's intentions were clear from its first poster, in which its band of hapless entrepreneurs strike the same self-important pose as the one famously associated with Steve Jobs.



And who better to deliver cutting social satire than creator Mike Judge? He brought the world such unforgettable creations as the cult hit "Office Space" and '90s morons "Beavis and Butt-head," expertly skewering the world of work and meaningless culture.



In season one, main character Richard (in burgundy hoodie) creates a music app containing a revolutionary compression algorithm. Gavin Belson, founder of Hooli, offers Richard $10 million for the algorithm, but Richard decides instead to grow his own company, Pied Piper, and accepts a $200,000 investment from quirky venture capitalist Peter Gregory. Belson seeks revenge and builds Nucleus to rival Pied Piper's algorithm.

Also see, "Before He Died, Christopher Evan Welch Gave Us The Perfect Embodiment Of Tech-World Hubris."



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Here's how much extra buyers are willing to pay to have 'penthouse' in their address

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We all know that New York City's real estate prices are staggering. The average rent for a studio apartment in Manhattan recently hit a record high — and the city's most expensive penthouse recently sold for a record-breaking $100 million.  

Despite sky-high prices, there are still people willing to pay top dollar for that "PH" elevator button. 

But how much more are they actually paying? 

CityRealty analyzed the prices of high-rise Manhattan condominium buildings and created this graphic that looks at the average price differences between penthouses and apartments on lower floors. Turns out, the average buyer is paying 75% more for the penthouse than the apartment directly below.

Check out the full graphic below.  

CityRealty Penthouses Infographic

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The simple secret menu trick for getting a cheaper Big Mac

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big mac mcdonald'sMcDonald's menu is getting more expensive

But there's a simple way to get the taste of McDonald's Big Mac for cheaper than the typical $4. 

Just order a McDouble without ketchup, then add lettuce and Big Mac sauce.

This "Poor Man's Big Mac" will cost about $1.49, according to Hack The Menu.

Business Insider has successfully tried this trick at several different McDonald's locations. 

Here are a few other reported secret menu items: 

  • The Chicken McGriddle replaces a fried chicken patty with sausage, egg, or bacon. You can also just add the fried chicken patty to a McGriddle with all the other ingredients. "Chicken McGriddle is a great way to get that chicken and waffles taste when you just can't find the real deal," according to #HackTheMenu. 
  • Grilled cheese sandwiches are a great option for light appetites or vegetarians. Simply order a grilled cheese, specifying that you'd like the bun grilled for maximum toasty flavor. This item costs around $1. 
  • The Pie McFlurry includes an apple pie blended into McFlurry ice cream. This delicious dessert will only cost a couple of dollars and could be shared with a friend.

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Bentley decorated a hotel suite in Istanbul – and you can stay in it for $5,345 a night

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New Bentley suite debuts at the St. Regis Istanbul (1)

Bentley and St. Regis hotels have collaborated again – this time in Istanbul.

For 5,050 euros a night ($5,345), you can stay in a huge corner suite in the chain's new Istanbul hotel. The suite was decorated by the famous luxury car brand.

Everything was inspired by Bentley, from the curves of the room to the sofa that uses the same quilted leather pattern as the auto brand's seats. There's even a wine chiller.

Bentley and St. Regis have collaborated before, for a suite in the flagship hotel in New York.

Welcome to the Bentley Suite at the St. Regis, Istanbul – available for 5,050 euros a night ($5,345).



Modeled after the Bentley Suite in the St. Regis New York, the suite is packed with artful and luxurious details. Model cars rest on the suite's many surfaces.



Look at all those luxurious curves!



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These 6 luxury headphone sets are up to 73% off right now

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Amazing headphones don't have to cost hundreds of dollars. At least, not today.

Right now these 6 pairs are on super sale — up to 73% off

Check them out.


Senneheiser Momentum on ear headphone

headphonesThe compact closed back, on-ear design of these headphones isolates ambient noise and maximizes your musical enjoyment.

The 18-ohm operating impedance produces incredible bass response, dynamics and overall sound level.

"Great fit, great sound quality, and they look good!" one reviewer wrote.

Headphones come various colors.

Price: $259.00 $99.95 [61% off]


MEElectronics Atlas Carbon IML headphones

headphonesThese high-definition headphones bring you clear and detailed sound with a solid bass.

They can also be used as a headset, and come with a built-in microphone, remote, and universal volume control.

"I find them very comfortable to wear, even over long periods," one reviewer wrote.

Price: $99.99 $39.95 [60% off] 


vQuiet Over-Ear noise canceling headphones

headphonesThese headphones have incredible sound quality and 90% (20dB) noise cancelling.

They have been folded up to half their size, making them ideal for travel.

"Excellent noise cancellation and great sound," one reviewer wrote.

Price: $299.99$79.99[73% off]


MEElectronics Air Fi Runaway headphones

headphonesThese headphones have rich and dynamic sound with enhanced deep bass and clarity from the advanced high efficiency 40mm driver.

"Great sound, long battery life and very comfortable," one reviewer wrote.

Headphones come in various bright colors.

Price:$99.99$59.99[40% off]


Denon music maniac headphones

headphonesThese headphones come with 40mm drivers with Neodymium magnets for high-performance sound.

"These earphones are the best I've had for sound quality and comfort," one reviewer wrote.

"The treble is smooth and defined, with cymbals sounding like cymbals rather than hiss," another added.

Price:$329.99$199.00[40% off]


 

Skullcandy Navigator headphones

headphonesThese headphones comes with soft leather touch memory foam ear pillows that provide the most comfortable listening experience.

The highest grade materials are used in order to ensure durability and style.

"Well that's it, the Navigator is a gem and I don't see how you can go wrong with a pair," one reviewer wrote.

Price:$99.99$41.99[58% off]


 

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This 2-year-old disc jockey is becoming a phenomenon in South Africa

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At first it seems like a fluke — a 2-year-old playing with the knobs and buttons of a sophisticated music system. Yet, the pint size boy is in control of the beat of the bass-heavy house music. He is South Africa's youngest disc jockey, DJ AJ.

At a shopping mall appearance, a crowd gathers around the young boy as he bops his head to the beat, his large headphones slipping off. Adults whip out their cellphones to capture the moment while children just stare.

dj aj toddler south africaOratilwe Hlongwane is still learning to put together words but the toddler is already able to select and play music from a laptop and has become a viral phenomenon on South Africa's social media.

His mother, Refiloe Marumo, credits his father's decision to buy an iPad for his then unborn son.

Glen Hlongwane planned to download educational apps to speed up his child's education.

Hlongwane, a gymnastics coach and aspiring DJ, also downloaded a disc jockeying app for himself.

At about a year old, DJ AJ learned how to manipulate the gadget. Not satisfied with number recognition games, he began to fiddle with his father's DJ app.

"Whatever he was doing with the mixer, turning the knobs, the timing of him doing what he was doing was like so good and he knew where the effect button was and he was fading in and fading out," his father told CCTV Africa.

The parents were blown away when their son, still in diapers, repeated what he had learned on the app on actual DJ equipment, playing with sound effects and bouncing between songs. A cellphone video of him playing went viral and now DJ AJ has nearly 25,000 Facebook fans.

south african toddler djHis newfound fame has brought special appearances and sponsorship deals many older DJs dream of.

But celebrity has also brought some criticism as some accused his parents of abuse and profiting from their child's precocious ability.

"I'm not going to exploit my kid," said his father. DJ AJ's parents will not allow him to play in clubs or at parties.

dj south africaHlongwane and Marumo are adamant that they will not force their son to be a DJ when he grows up, but say they believe his affinity for electronic equipment will probably decide his future.

Hongwane said: "I can see a future Bill Gates here."

Here is a video of DJ AJ:

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