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    sorry not sorryBoard game fans, rejoice: Hasbro has announced the launch of five brand-new, parody versions of some of their most classic board games, including "Clue,""The Game of Life,""Operation,""Mystery Date," and "Sorry!"

    With relevant titles like, "The Game of Life: Quarter Life Crisis" and "Mystery Date: Catfished," each game has a revamped look, new rules, and gameplay that sets these new versions apart from their classic predecessors.

    "Clue: What Happened Last Night? Lost in Vegas" has major "The Hangover" vibes.

    Instead of trying to decide if the murderer was Colonel Mustard in the kitchen with a revolver, this new version of "Clue" has players waking up after a night a partying in Las Vegas and sets them on a mission to find their friend, Buddy, who mysteriously disappeared.

    Hasbro said the objective of the game is to find out "who was the last person to see him, where they left him, and what they were doing" by "[eliminating] the suspects and [discovering] the who, where, and what to solve the mystery." The player that finds Buddy before time runs out wins the game.

    The updated board appears to have classic Vegas settings such as a casino and a pool.


    "Sorry! Not Sorry!" pairs classic gameplay with the added stakes of juicy gossip.

    Featuring the tag-line "Secret confessions. No regrets," this modern version of "Sorry!" has friends exposing secrets to one another while attempting to be the first player to land three of their pawns on the home space.

    Hasbro said that during the game "players can sabotage their friends, steal their pawns, and use the Not Sorry! cards to expose their wildest 'have you ever' secrets." Think of it as a board game version of the classic drinking game, "Never Have I Ever."

    "Mystery Date: Catfished" lets players explore the crazy, messed-up world of online dating without any of the real-life consequences.

    The classic game of "Mystery Date" has been revamped to reflect the trials and tribulations of modern dating, namely the question of whether or not the person we’ve met online is actually "catfishing" us.

    According to the box, "players will wade through a sea of weirdos as they search for love in the dubious world of online dating."

    Players will pick, swap, and collect trait and action cards to reveal a person and dating scenario. However, daters beware the person may not be who they say they are.

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    passive aggressive annoyed hug friends angry pitch perfectDealing with someone's passive-aggression can be a serious pain. Even those closest to you aren't exempt from displaying the indirect behavior at some point. 

    Although it might be subtle when someone is giving you the passive-aggressive treatment, these signs will help you notice it so that you can address it.

    They continuously make you feel confused.

    If you've ever dealt with a passive-aggressive person, then you know that their actions very seldom match up with their words. It's because of this that people are usually left feeling extremely confused when attempting to confront them with issues. 

    "One sign that someone is being passive-aggressive with you is if you feel confused. The words that are coming out of their mouth don't match how you feel in response," said Shereen Thor, executive life coach and founder of Awaken The Rebel.

    "They are saying something 'nice' but you feel like they mean something else. This is the first sign someone is being passive-aggressive — the feeling that you are getting mixed messages."


    They've been verbally hostile toward you.

    Anyone who has been the victim of passive-aggression knows that it can be shown in the way that people talk to you. Steve Pritchard, an HR consultant for Ben Sherman, told INSIDER that this is a very common sign.

    "Subtle verbal hostility is a telltale sign of passive-aggression," he said. "For example, speaking to you in the third person, such as saying, 'Somebody hasn't completed this,' when they know that it was you who didn't complete the task."

    Your ideas are constantly being criticized.

    Another sign that should raise red flags is the amount of criticism the person is giving you on something. Although constructive criticism can generally be a good thing, if the criticism comes from a passive-aggressive place it can be flat-out rude.  

    "The intention behind all of this is for the individual to make the other person feel inferior and insecure about themselves," Pritchard said. "In turn, this makes them feel more dominant and superior; this kind of passive-aggression is often a result of insecurity."

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    best night cream

    We all know how important it is to get your beauty sleep. Not only is your body busy repairing and rejuvenating itself, your skin cells are at their most productive. While it’s good to use a moisturizer during the day, it’s even more beneficial to treat your skin at night.

    As you get older, your skin starts needing more help to maintain its youthful appearance. We have yet to find a miracle solution to turning back the years. However, using a good night cream will help moisturize, repair, brighten, and firm, so not only will you wake up feeling rested, you’ll have a softer, smoother, and younger looking complexion we all desire.

    When choosing a night cream for anti-aging, you should keep a few things in mind. First off, look out for ingredients such as retinol, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid — all known anti-aging powerhouses. You should also make sure you use the right night cream for your skin type. However, don’t expect instant results as most creams take time to work. Finally, make sure you get that eight hours.

    For maximum results, it’s best to apply your night cream after your serum. If you feel it’s too rich to use every night, then start with two or three times a week and build up.

    After extensive research, reading hundreds of expert and buyer reviews, and thorough testing of the best night creams out there, we have come up with the cream of the crop.

    Here are the best night creams you can buy:

    Read on in the slides below to check out our top picks.

    The best night cream overall

    Why you'll love it: The First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream is our top anti-aging night cream because it works wonders on your complexion and it's relatively affordable, too.

    This anti-aging night cream from clean beauty brand First Aid Beauty (a.k.a FAB) offers a cleaner alternative to other often chemical-laden night creams. The Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Creamis designed to combat the signs of aging and give you smoother, softer, and more supple skin. While many good night creams cost top dollar, this one won’t completely break the bank, which is why we love it.

    A thicker version of FAB’s cult classic Ultra Repair Cream, it is formulated with a super-charged cocktail of peptides, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and colloidal oatmeal as well as conditioning butters and waxes — all of which are great for targeting the signs of aging.

    The Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream feels thick but isn’t too heavy or greasy after you put it on your skin. In the morning, my complexion looked smoother and felt softer and more hydrated.

    It’s not just me who loves this night cream. It features on Red Book’s“best night creams” list and is highly rated on Sephora with a whopping 20,000 loves. One happy customer said, “I love the way my skin looks when I wake up now. I am noticing my forehead wrinkles are fading and my cheeks look plumped and glowing!”

    Pros: Good for all skin types, including sensitive skin, good for eczema, free from parabens, sulfates, and phalates, free from artificial fragrance, cruelty-free

    Cons: None

    Buy the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm from Sephora for $38

    The best night cream on a budget

    Why you'll love it: For a simple but effective anti-aging night cream that gives you smoother, more radiant skin without the hefty price tag, Cerave’s Skin Renewing Night Cream is our top pick.

    While most good quality night creams are uber expensive, you don’t always have to spend a fortune to get good results. Budget-conscious beauty lovers will love Cerave’s Skin Renewing Night Cream. Developed with dermatologists, this anti-aging night cream is designed to hydrate your skin and restore your skin barrier, so you can wake from your slumber with beautiful skin that looks refreshed and renewed.

    The non-greasy formula is packed with powerful anti-aging ingredients including peptides, ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide, which all help soften and revitalize tired skin overnight. It’s fragrance free and ideal for sensitive skin.

    When I put Cerave’s Skin Renewing Night Cream to the test, I was pleasantly surprised. The cream is very thick but absorbed easily. The next morning, my skin looked smoother, felt more hydrated, and my fine lines were less visible. I love that it is fragrance-free and my sensitive skin didn’t react.

    It’s not just me who is a fan of this no-frills workhorse. It is highly recommended by dermatologists and beauty experts alike and features on “best of” lists on Bustle and Best Seekers. It also gets an average of 4.2 out of 4 from almost 500 Amazonreviewers. Happy customers reported visibly smoother and softer skin.

    Pros: Fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, suitable for sensitive skin, very affordable

    Cons: Thick formula is better suited for dry skin

    Buy the Cerave Skin Renewing Night Cream on Amazon for $13.28 (originally $13.98)

    The best night cream to splurge on

    Why you'll love it: If you’re looking to splash out on a state-of-the-art, wrinkle-fighting warrior that makes your skin look sensational, Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Night is our winner.

    This beauty favorite is formulated with a smorgasbord of potent anti-aging ingredients including retinol, glycolic acid, peptides, and vitamins. Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Nightisdesigned to support natural cell turnover, repair environmental damage, and minimize the appearance of pores and wrinkles, all while you snooze, so you end up with beautifully soft, smooth, and radiant skin.

    In testing, I found this night cream has a luxurious whipped butter-like texture and a pleasant, clean fragrance. It absorbed quite quickly and didn’t feel too heavy. A little goes a long way, which makes the high price tag more bearable. The next morning my skin looked brighter, smoother, and seemed more toned.

    It’s not just me who loves Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Night, it features on numerous “best of” lists including Total Beauty and Marie Claire. It got the highest tester score for reducing wrinkles and diminishing age spots on Good Housekeeping and has more than 4,000 “loves” on Sephora, with happy customers reporting soft, glowing skin with less visible fine lines and wrinkles.

    Pros: Targets all signs of aging, good for acne-prone skin, effective

    Cons: Expensive

    Buy Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Night from Sephora for $110

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    illusion yacht

    • The Monaco Yacht Show is one of the major events in the yachting industry, where the world's top yachts are displayed and given awards based on their design and other factors.
    • This year's top interior design award went to the Illusion Plus, a 290-foot superyacht complete with gymnasium, 2 Jacuzzis, a helipad, a spa, and a beauty salon.
    • The yacht is for sale for $145 million and features ultra-efficient and quiet Rolls Royce engines. 


    A $145 million ultra-luxurious superyacht won one of the yachting industry's top awards for interior design at the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show.

    The Illusion Plus yacht by Pride Mega Yachts was awarded the interior design award to recognize the "beauty, comfort and functionality of the exceptional interior," according to the Monaco Yacht Show's official website.

    "All winning superyachts were chosen by an eclectic jury of expert journalists in superyachting (journalists from UAE, UK, Germany, The Netherlands), which combines the different tastes of a worldwide environment," Johan Pizzardini, a representative for the Monaco Yacht Show, told Business Insider.

    To be considered for the award, the yacht must have been delivered in 2018, be at least 40 meters, or about 131 feet long, and be exhibited by the ship builder at the Monaco Yacht Show.

    At nearly 300 feet long, the Illusion Plus met all those requirements. Here's a look inside the ultra-luxurious superyacht.

    SEE ALSO: Inside the ultra-luxurious Monaco hotel where celebrities, millionaires, and the yachting elite stay in rooms that cost up to $41,000 per night

    DON'T MISS: The world's largest private yacht cost $600 million to build and has held the record for more than 5 years — but it might soon be dethroned

    Built in 2018 by China company Pride Mega Yachts, the 290-foot superyacht cruises at an average speed of about 17 miles per hour.

    Source: The Yacht Company

    Amongst the onboard amenities are a gymnasium, two Jacuzzi pools, a helipad, a wellness spa, and a beauty salon.

    Source: The Yacht Company,Boat International

    The six-deck yacht, comprised of a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, has eight passenger rooms and two VIP rooms.

    Source: The Yacht Company,Pride Mega Yachts

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    The Specter of Newby Church

    Spooky apparitions, spectral children, and wraithlike women in white have long been the subjects of traditional ghost lore told around the hearth — but we all know those are just fables. Right?

    They say the truth is stranger than fiction, and these 10 creepy photos will have you second-guessing whether they're real or not. Check them out below.

    Sybell Corbet's 1891 photo of the Combermere Abbey Library in Cheshire, England, seems to depict the ghost of the late Lord Combermere, sitting in his chair.

    Amateur photographer Corbet allegedly set up her camera and took this hour-long exposure while the funeral of her brother-in-law, Lord Combermere, was taking place four miles from the home. Interestingly, the apparition that appears to be sitting in the deceased Lord's chair is suggested to be Lord Combermere himself

    This group portrait, taken in 1919, is of Sir Victor Goddard's Royal Air Force squadron, and seems to feature the face of a mechanic who died two days earlier.

    This group portrait of Goddard's squadron, which had served in World War I at the HMS Daedalus training facility, is said to feature the ghostly face of Freddy Jackson, a mechanic who had been accidentally killed by an airplane propeller two days earlier. His face is said to be visible behind the airman in the top row, fourth from the left.

    The photo was allegedly taken on the day of Jackson's funeral.

    The photo on the right was said to show the spirit of a deceased terrier reuniting with his canine best friend.

    According to a 1939 print of LIFE Magazine, the terrier in the left photograph was the beloved playmate of the big dog, pictured right. After the terrier died, the dog on the right was heartbroken.

    The above right photo was snapped by a psychic photographer of the big dog with its owner, and allegedly shows the spirit of the small terrier hovering directly over the big dog's backside.

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    • Halloween at the White House has been a fun tradition honored by presidential administrations over the past 60 years.
    • It started when First Lady Mamie Eisenhower first decided to decorate the White House for the holiday in 1958.
    • Since then, presidents and their first ladies have welcomed costumed children to the White House to trick-or-treat on Halloween amid festive decorations and entertainment.
    • Here’s how Halloween is celebrated at the White House.

    Ever since First Lady Mamie Eisenhower decked out the White House with faux skeletons, jack-o-lanterns, and bundles of dried corn in 1958, celebrating Halloween has been a beloved tradition of presidential administrations.

    Local children and children of military families are often invited to trick-or-treat as performers provide entertainment amid the festively decorated grounds. Even White House staffers get into the spirit by donning costumes.

    Here's a look at how various administrations have honored Halloween at the White House over the past 60 years.

    SEE ALSO: 18 photos of US presidents playing golf over the last 100 years

    Caroline Kennedy and John F. Kennedy Jr. showing off their Halloween costumes to their father President John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office on October 31, 1963.

    On October 19, 1977, Amy, the daughter of President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and friends carved pumpkins during Amy’s 10th birthday party at the White House.

    First Lady Barbara Bush greeted trick-or-treaters outside the South Portico of the White House on Halloween in 1989.

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    A boy walks during Halloween celebrations in La Fresneda, northern Spain, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

    Although it may seem like an unpopular opinion, Halloween is not all it's cracked up to be.

    From the overwhelming task of picking a clever costume to pumpkin spice flavored everything, here are all the reasons why Halloween is the worst time of year.

    1. There's so much pressure to have a good time.

    Much like New Year's Eve or Valentine's Day, there's a lot of pressure surrounding Halloween.

    You need to find a costume. You need to have enough candy. You need to have a good time. Your decoration needs to be on point.

    It's a lot, and it's easy to get disappointed.


    2. Picking a costume is stressful.

    Do you pick a relevant costume, a sexy costume, a creative costume, or a funny costume? The options seem endless, and it can be hard to decide — especially when there are so many ways your costume can flop. Talk about being stressful.

    3. Couples costumes are the worst.

    If you're in a relationship, deciding on a costume with your SO can be challenging — especially if one of you is more into Halloween than the other.

    If you're single, on the other hand, couples costumes are just another way the dreadful holiday can remind you of how you're alone.

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    london skyline

    London is in the midst of an unprecedented architectural boom, with around 510 tall towers — those with more than 20 stories — planned or under construction in the next decade.

    Much of this development will take place in the next two years.

    As new buildings spring up along the waterfront, residents are bracing for the sudden transformation of their neighborhoods. 

    Forthcoming structures include a 26-story high-rise with a rock-climbing window and a mixed-used development with the world's first "floating" swimming pool.

    Here are nine of the most stunning skyscrapers that will transform the London skyline by 2020.


    It takes 3.3 million pounds of steel a week to construct Twentytwo, a 26-story "vertical village" that's set to become one of London's tallest towers.

    The project — formerly known as The Pinnacle — was rebranded after developers ran out of money in 2012. The new building, which will be completed in 2019, features a rock-climbing window on the 42nd floor for some of its more adventurous tenants. 

    Can of Ham

    Yes, that's actually the nickname for this 24-story office building, which bears a slight resemblance to potted meat. The structure won planning approval in 2008, but its construction was delayed due to the financial crisis.

    Once completed, it will join two other food-themed structures: the Gherkin (named after a type of pickled fruit) and the Leadenhall Building, also known as "the Cheesegrater."


    Embassy Gardens

    The central London neighborhood is in its third and final phase of construction. In addition to hosting the US Embassy, Embassy Gardens offers nearly 2,000 residences and 130,000 square feet of retail and dining space.

    Its key architectural feature is Sky Pool, the world's first "floating" swimming pool, which stretches between two buildings. The project's Linear Park also provides 24-7 pedestrian access. It was inspired by the High Line in New York City. 

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    amazon 4 star 0393

    • Amazon opened its new Amazon 4-star store to the public on Thursday.
    • It's just one of several physical retail initiatives the e-commerce giant has undertaken recently.

    Amazon has become synonymous with online shopping.

    The e-commerce giant is now estimated to take about half of all online sales in the United States.

    But Amazon cannot live online alone. The company is increasingly moving into the physical world, opening spaces in malls, shopping districts, and even local strip malls. It's a move that signals the company's ambitions are larger than e-commerce, combining its digital prowess with the convenience of physical retail.

    One reason that may be, an anonymous source told CNBC last year, is that the company is seeing online sales go up in areas that have physical Amazon stores. Brick-and-mortar stores increase customer awareness of the brand, and it's extra fuel for the Amazon engine.

    Its latest move is Amazon 4-star in New York.

    Here are all of the ways that Amazon has expanded into the physical world so far:

    SEE ALSO: 'It's just another choice': An Amazon exec explains why its new store looks just like the website

    Amazon 4-star sells only items that customers have rated four stars or above on

    Amazon's new concept only stocks items that customers have rated four stars or above, on average. That means it will include only the best of the best.

    It opened in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood on Thursday.

    The store essentially uses the same format as the brand's Amazon Books store, but has more categories on offer, including toys and games, home and kitchen, and yes, books. Amazon 4-star uses the same customer reviews as Amazon Books and the same cashless checkout process.


    Amazon's pickup centers look a lot like post offices.

    Customers can do only two things at Amazon pickup locations: pick up packages and return them. That's all they're built for.

    The locations function a lot like a post office, but just for Amazon packages. Get them sent to the building's address, and they'll be there when you're ready to pick them up. Packages can be kept there for up to two weeks.

    Need to return an item? The service is free, since it doesn't actually need to go through the mail.

    Amazon won't say exactly how many of these locations exist in the United States, but the number is at least 30 and growing.

    Amazon Go is a new kind of convenience store.

    Amazon Go is the store of the future.

    With no lines or checkout process, the store uses cameras and sensors to track what you put in your basket. It then charges you through your Amazon account.

    The first Go store opened to the public on January 22 after a lengthy beta period. Amazon now operates four of these stores: three in Seattle and one in Chicago.

    There are now two Go formats. One focuses on fresh, prepared foods and snacks, while the other has a limited grocery selection.

    The company is reportedly planning to open up to 3,000 Go stores across the country, according to Bloomberg.


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    makeup artist model

    When picking out makeup, it's easy to get swept away with the luxurious packaging that many brands have to offer. There are a lot of high-end products out there that will induce envy when you whip them out of your bag. But brushing aside products that aren't as glamorous is a rookie mistake.

    Nowadays, there are seemingly endless amounts of drugstore and lower-end products that are super high-quality. Yes, you may be sacrificing on heavy and luxe packaging, but you'll end up saving money and you won't have to compromise quality.

    Here are some unassuming products everyone should try.

    The Wet n Wild Color Icon blushes are a must in any makeup collection.

    The simple black packaging with the clear cover for a peek at the product color is no frills, but it definitely hits the spot quality-wise. The blush retails for only $2.99, but is cruelty free and packs a ton of pigment.

    Physician Formula's Murumuru Butter Bronzer was such a hit that the brand launched a Butter Blush and Butter Highlighter.

    Now that's a good product— when it's so successful, a brand starts a whole line after that one item. This bronzer comes in yellow packaging that has a button to pop open the lid, revealing a coconut-scented product that will make you want to just load up on more and more bronzer. The cool-toned shade has swirls pressed into it, and the lid is transparent so you can see the product.

    The product won a Women's Health beauty award in 2016.

    The Maybelline Fit Me Concealer is a dupe for the Nars Creamy Concealer.

    The Maybelline concealer comes in a simple packaging where you twist the wand out of the tube and apply directly. It comes in 12 shades and is a definite dupe for the Nars Creamy Concealer, which retails for $30. The Maybelline option is priced between $5 to $7, depending on the store.

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    ada lovelace computer

    As Virginia Woolf famously said, "I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman." 

    Throughout history, women have often been sidelined, either due to peer pressure, lack of opportunity, or flat-out sexism. And many times, women who invented items — from disposable diapers to Monopoly— weren't given credit for their work.

    Women are responsible for early sketches of the computer, the discovery of the DNA double helix, and even splitting the atom. But men claimed those advancements as their own. 

    Here are 14 things you didn't know were invented by women.

    Monopoly was invented by Elizabeth Magie Phillips as, ironically, a protest against the monopoly of men.

    America's favorite board game was created by Elizabeth Magie Phillips. She called it "The Landlord's Game," and it aimed to both demonstrate the benefits of Henry George's system of land-grabbing economics and protest monopolists of the time, like John D. Rockerfeller. 

    Phillips filed for a patent in 1903, and the game began to circulate among niche communities — but right as it was catching on, Charles Durow stepped in and secured a copyright for his own "enhanced" version, called Monopoly, which featured a few variations that made it easier to play. Durow then sold his game to Parker Brothers, and Phillips was largely lost to history.

    Vera Rubin made lots of progress in the field of "dark matter," but was never really credited.

    Astrophysicist Vera Rubin worked with fellow researcher Kent Ford in the '60s and '70s. Together, they studied galaxies — and wondered why things like stars were able to move so rapidly without falling apart.

    Rubin's calculations led her to surmise that there was an invisible force at play called "dark matter"— an idea first proposed by Fritz Zwicky in the 1930s. Fellow astronomers were initially reluctant to accept her theory, but soon physicists like Jeremiah Ostriker and James Peebles provided further framework, which cemented dark matter's place in science. 

    The evidence Rubin gathered was extraordinary, and ushered in "a Copernican-scale change in cosmological theory," according to The New York Times. But Rubin never received a Nobel Prize. 

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    The modern bra was crafted by socialite Caresse Crosby in the early 1900s — but quickly sold to a larger company.

    A rebellious debutante, Caresse Crosby was just 19 when she got so angry at her corset while getting ready for a ball, she called her maid for new materials including silk handkerchiefs, cord, ribbons, and a needle and thread. She sewed what we now know as a bra on the spot

    In 1914, Crosby was able to patent her invention, which she called the "backless brassiere"— and start the Fashion Form Brassiere Company in Boston.

    But she soon sold her design — for a mere $1,500 — to the Warner Brothers Corset Company, which detached her name from its history. Warner would go on to make $15 million off Crosby's invention over the next 30 years. 

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    makeup expiration date symbol

    By now, you probably already know that there's a secret bear in Toblerone's logo, that NBC's logo is actually a colorful peacock, and that Burger King's logo is just a giant hamburger.

    But did you know that there are three tiny letters hidden on almost every penny in the US? Or that Bluetooth's symbol is a combination of two ancient Danish runes?

    From Amazon to the USB icon, we rounded up 26 objects, brands, and photos that have hidden symbols, surprising origins, or lesser-known meanings. Check them out below.

    Every penny created by US Mint since 1918 has three tiny letters engraved on Lincoln's shoulder.

    The three letters, "VDB," are the initials of Lithuanian-American medalist Victor David Brenner. Brenner designed the portrait of Abraham Lincoln that has been used on the one-cent coin since 1908.

    Coca-Cola's new winter-themed can features a group of adorable polar bears — plus a few hidden details.

    Reddit user sunkist268 recently noticed that the polar bears' eyes are actually bottle caps, and the shiny marks on their noses are actually small bottles.

    There's a tiny symbol on most makeup and beauty products that tells you how long an item can be kept or used after opening.

    The PAO, or "Period After Opening" symbol, appears on any cosmetic product with a shelf life of 30 months or more. It was introduced by the European Commision in 2005.

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    Navigating away from triple-stacked cheeseburgers seems like the obvious choice for those in pursuit of a healthier lifestyle. Consumers, however, may want to double-check the menu before ordering.

    Often times, ordering a beef patty topped in condiments and covered in cheese may be a lower calorie pick than some of the seemingly health-conscious options below.

    What tops your fast-food salad could be calorie-heavy.

    Salads, for many people, are the picture of health. But the lettuce and veggies aren't the cause of the issue — it's what's going on top of it all. Although additions and dressings make salads a more appealing option to many, they tend to pack in additional "hidden" calories that few people anticipate.

    At Burger King, for example, a Chicken Club Salad contains 610 calories— nearly twice as many calories as are in a single Bacon Cheeseburger.

    And that's not the only case, here are 12 salads that are worse for you than a Big Mac

    Smoothies can pack in the sugar.

    Often marketed as "meal replacements" because of their high protein content, smoothies from popular spots like Planet Smoothie can contain up to 1,230 calories and nearly 200 grams of sugar.

    The fact that smoothies are a liquid may also leave customers feeling as if they haven't had a "real" meal, leading them to consume an additional meal soon after finishing their high-calorie, high-sugar drink.

    Parfait has surprising calories.

    Although more commonly enjoyed during breakfast, parfaits may seem like a better choice than a burger for a mid-afternoon treat. But parfaits regularly come topped in granola — a 'health food' that people are often surprised to discover is not so healthy at all.

    Compare a Lemon Crunch Yogurt Parfait from Starbucks with a hamburger from McDonald's: the parfait contains nearly 100 more calories and five times as much sugar as the burger.

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    Elon Musk

    • Tesla CEO Elon Musk has attracted controversy for his statements on August 7 about taking Tesla private.
    • The announcement, which took a lot of people by surprise, started a wild few weeks of speculation and accusation, with Musk at the center.
    • On August 24, Musk formally abandoned the go-private plan and said Tesla would remain a public company.

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk shocked observers when he said on August 7 that he was thinking about taking the company private.

    That plan came to an abrupt conclusion on August 24, when Musk and Tesla formally abandoned the idea. They had whipped up a whirlwind that got the attention of everyone, including Wall Street regulators.

    Here's what you need to know to make sense of the saga.

    SEE ALSO: 70-hour weeks and 'WTF' emails: 42 employees reveal the frenzy of working at Tesla under the 'cult' of Elon Musk

    November 15: Elon Musk says in a Rolling Stone interview that he wishes Tesla were a private company.

    "I wish we could be private with Tesla,"Musk said in the interview. "It actually makes us less efficient to be a public company."

    July 31: Musk is said to have met with the managing director of Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund.

    Musk said in a statement published on Tesla's website on August 13 that he had a meeting with the managing director of Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund on July 31.

    Musk said that during this meeting, the director "expressed regret that I had not moved forward previously on a going private transaction with them, and he strongly expressed his support for funding a going private transaction for Tesla at this time."

    "I understood from him that no other decision makers were needed and that they were eager to proceed," Musk added. "I left the July 31st meeting with no question that a deal with the Saudi sovereign fund could be closed, and that it was just a matter of getting the process moving."

    The Saudi sovereign fund did not respond to a request for comment.

    August 1: Tesla reports second-quarter earnings amid fear the company is running out of cash.

    Tesla reported an adjusted loss per share of $3.06 for the second quarter — larger than what analysts had predicted — and revenue of $4 billion, which beat analyst projections.

    Its cash burn, $739.5 million, was lower than analysts expected. The company said it expected to be profitable in the second half of 2018.

    "Going forward, we believe Tesla can achieve sustained quarterly profits, absent a severe force majeure or economic downturn, while continuing to grow at a rapid pace,"the company said.

    Musk also apologized for saying during Tesla's first-quarter earnings call in May that Antonio Sacconaghi, a Bernstein analyst, had asked "boring, bonehead questions."

    "I'd like to apologize for being impolite on the prior call," Musk said on the second-quarter earnings call. "Honestly, I really think there's no excuse for bad manners, and I was kind of violating my own rule in that regard. There are reasons for it in that I had gotten no sleep, had been working 110-hour, 120-hour weeks, but nonetheless, there's still no excuse."

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    • The 2018 Monaco Yacht Show has over 30,000 participants, 580 exhibitors, and €3 billion worth ($3.5 billion) of superyachts on display. 
    •  121 superyachts are being featured, including 42 new builds and 14 sailing yachts. 
    • This year, the event opened on Thursday, September 26 and will last until Saturday, September 29. 
    • The show is hosted at Port Hercules in Monaco, a natural bay at the foot of an ancestral rock that has hosted boats since the classical Greek and Roman times. 

    The Monaco Yacht Show is one of the most glamorous events that takes places on the sea. It is the world's leading event for superyachts, which are expensive, privately-owned and professionally crewed sailing vessels. 

    According to an exclusive press pack published earlier this week on the show's official website, the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show expects over 30,000 participants, 580 exhibitors, 12 prestige cars on deck, two helicopters on deck, and €3 billion worth of superyachts on display. There are 121 superyachts featured, including 42 new builds and 14 sailing yachts. 

    This is a far cry from the events humble beginnings. The Monaco Yacht show first began in 1991, with only 32 yachts. The exhibition area doubled from 1,000 meters to 2,000 meters in 1999, and in 2013 the event officially partnered with the Principality of Monaco.

    The show is hosted at the stunning Port Hercules in Monaco, a natural bay at the edge of an ancestral rock that has hosted boats since the classical Greek and Roman times. 

    The Monaco Yacht Show exhibition area covers the entire whole of Port Hercules, which is nearly 40 acres. This year, the event opened on Thursday, September 26 and will last until Saturday, September 29. A daily pass costs a hefty  €280 or about $325. 

    Take a look below at some of the most impressive superyachts featured this year at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show. 

    SEE ALSO: The 12 largest superyachts at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show, ranked

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    500EXP (Manufactured by SanLorenzo): Price not available — The yacht is 47 meters long, features a helipad, and has a top speed for 15 knots.

    Source: San Lorenzo Yachts

    All About U (Ada Yacht Works): Price not available — The Turkish yacht sleeps up to 12 guests in six cabins, including one VIP stateroom.

    Source: Yacht Charter Fleet  and Monaco Yacht Show

    Aquarius (Feadship): Sold for €53 million in 2015 — Built by the Dutch, this yacht features a helipad, swimming pool, massage room, beauty salon, jacuzzi, gym, and a drop-down terrace for al fresco workouts. It is the show's largest yacht at 92 meters.

    Source: Feadship and Yacht Charter Fleet

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    If a bunch of the new shows coming to TV this year sound familiar, there's a reason why. You’ve seen them before in some way, shape, or form.

    From beloved family comedies and cartoons to the revival of '90s reality series, more than 30 shows are getting new life on cable networks and streaming services. Keep reading to see all of the reboots, revivals, and spin-offs you can expect to see make a comeback in the next few years.

    "The Purge" (USA)

    Premiere date: Tuesday, September 4 at 10 p.m.

    Spin-off of: The popular "Purge" movies.

    What it's about: The 10-episode series follows 12 hours where all crime, including murder is legal in the United States.

    "Mayans M.C." (FX)

    Premiere date: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 10 p.m. 

    Spin-off of:"Sons of Anarchy."

    What it's about: The series focuses on the Sons' former rivals, The Mayans, set two-and-a-half years after the end of "SOA."

    "Magnum P.I." (CBS)

    Premiere date: Monday, September 24 at 9 p.m. 

    Reboot of: 198o's "Magnum, P.I." 

    What it's about: The series will be an updated take on the former Navy SEAL, Thomas Magnum, who becomes a private investigator. The premiere was directed by Justin Lin ("Fast Five").

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    For seven years in the 2000s, photographer Andrew Moisey captured what life was like in an unnamed fraternity at an undergraduate university in the US.

    A decade later, these shots comprise the bulk of Moisey's new photobook, "The American Fraternity: An Illustrated Ritual Manual," published by Daylight Books.

    Shot in black and white, the images show candid moments shared between members of the anonymous Greek letter organization. Men drink, vomit, and wrestle; brothers carry pledges in a coffin during an initiation ceremony; women are pictured topless and inebriated, lying down on couches and beds with their eyes closed.

    We recently talked to Moisey, a professor of art history at Cornell University, to learn more about his provocative series. Below, take a closer look at 12 shots from "The American Fraternity."

    Editor's note: Some of the images below show partial nudity and suggest an act of animal cruelty that may make readers uncomfortable.

    Between 2000 and 2008, Andrew Moisey photographed members of a Greek letter organization at the University of California, Berkeley.

    Moisey, who attended the same college, began to visit the fraternity house after his younger brother became a member. At the time, the professor told us, he had just taken an introductory photography class and always had his camera with him.

    Sensing a rare opportunity to observe a fraternity from the inside, he slowly began to take pictures of the organization's members until "people got used to having [him] around."

    At first, Moisey mainly captured photos of brothers partying and spending time together.

    But after a while, he realized that his project had to "transcend" what people "already knew about fraternity life." 

    "It took a long time to get pictures that were more than brothers hanging out, playing video games, and every once in a while, drinking too much," the photographer told INSIDER. 

    Moisey believes this common depiction of fraternity life is one reason why people do not "take it seriously" as a culture. "They don't see how influential [fraternities] can actually be," he said.

    "So I stayed around to see what I would find," he added.

    Over time, the photographer was able to get a more intimate look inside the fraternity.

    Moisey said the members invited him to take increasingly candid photos after seeing his initial work.

    "They enjoyed seeing themselves in my pictures," the professor told us, "even when they were doing things other people might look at as scandalous." 

    Four years after he started photographing the brothers, Moisey compiled his work for a show in 2004. "It seemed like a success," he said. "But I didn't think I was finished, so I continued shooting."


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    • Former presidents often turn to writing to explain the important decisions they made and actions they took while in office.
    • Some autobiographies offer riveting first-person accounts of presidents' journeys to the White House, challenges they faced in office, and plans they have post-presidency.
    • Others are selective about what they include or are simply boring reads.
    • Here are the five worst and five best autobiographies written by presidents.

    At the time of this writing, there are 44 former presidents of the United States of America. The roads that led each man to the White House — from military service to state-level politics to real estate investing and reality-TV show hosting — vary, as do the lives lived by these heads of state after their years in office.

    But many former presidents have a common thread in their post-POTUS years: They write, often about themselves.

    Some former American presidents used memoirs to explain decisions they made and actions they took while in office, as Richard Nixon did with his 1990 memoir, "In the Arena." Others write personal books that reveal more about themselves and their lives in the pre- and or post-presidential years — Jimmy Carter has penned several such works.

    Some presidential autobiographies turn into runaway hits, topping bestseller lists and making millions of dollars for their esteemed authors. Others fade into obscurity.

    Here we highlight a few of the notable hits and misses from this decidedly elite club of memoirists:

    SEE ALSO: 11 books that will make you smarter about politics

    Best: "Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant" by Ulysses S. Grant

    President Grant's memoirs are focused primarily on his time serving as an officer during the Civil War and in the Mexican-American War that preceded it.

    Literary critics including Gertrude Stein and Edmund Wilson had high praise for Grant's "Personal Memoirs," while Mark Twain, who helped edit and publish the book, called it "the best [memoirs] of any general's since Caesar."

    Biographer William S. McFeely once wrote of the book that "no other American president has told his story as powerfully as Ulysses Grant did in his 'Personal Memoirs,'"which was completed shortly before Grant died from cancer in 1885.

    Best: “The Audacity of Hope” by Barack Obama

    In an upending of the standard order, this bestselling political memoir helped lead to the Oval Office rather than a stint in the White House paving the way for a successful memoir.

    Barack Obama's "The Audacity of Hope" established the then-Senator as a star of the Democratic party and greatly elevated his public profile shortly before the campaign season that would lead to a 2008 electoral victory.

    Obama's book was such a hit thanks to its upbeat messaging of hope and progress, and also the competence of his prose. His writing was often "eloquent and moving," in the words of a critic from The Guardian.

    Best: "Mandate for Change," by Dwight Eisenhower

    One of multiple installments of Eisenhower's memoirs, "Mandate for Change" covers his first term in office.

    The book is personal, thoughtful, and almost novel-like in its narrative style. It is frequently credited with changing the way presidents wrote about their lives for the public.

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    Summer might be over, but fall brings fewer crowds, sweater weather, and colorful leaves. 

    From amazing hikes to spooky Halloween events and one-of-a-kind activities, here's the best thing do in every state in the fall.

    ALABAMA: Find your way out of a haunted corn maze at Magnolia Farms in Summerdale.

    Alabama isn't short on fall corn mazes — but the one at Magnolia Farms in Summerdale takes the cake.

    Magnolia turns it up a notch with hayrides and zombies, and they even equip visitors with a paintball gun to fend for themselves as they find their way out of the eight-acre labyrinth. 

    ALASKA: Gaze at the Northern Lights at a resort in Fairbanks.

    The view of the Northern Lights — aka aurora borealis — is near perfect in Fairbanks, Alaska, especially between mid-September and late April. And even if you don't catch a glimpse of the stunning light show, there are hot mineral springs and a year-round ice sculpture museum nearby.

    ARIZONA: Take a tour of the beautiful Antelope Canyon and hike Horseshoe Bend in Page.

    When people think of Arizona, they tend to think of the Grand Canyon. But the stunning Antelope Canyon in Page is just as gorgeous — and off-season begins in October, so you'll avoid the worst of the crowds an that notorious Arizona summer heat.

    Take a tour, led by a Navajo guide, and hike the scenic Horseshoe Bend, too.

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    It's officially fall, which means if the weather is cooperating in your area, it's finally acceptable to bring out all your warm and stylish coats. 

    While you might have your old favorites, now's also a great time to add to the collection because you have countless options to shop. Nordstrom is one place we'll be shopping and we've rounded up the 30 best fall coat styles you can get on the site right now.

    Best of all, most of the options cost less than $200 — still not an small amount of money to drop, but an easier purchase to make when you consider the long-term value of a good cold-weather coat. We've featured colors, cuts, and materials of all types so you're sure to find a fall coat you'll love. 

    Shop all fall women's coats at Nordstrom here

    A cozy wool blend coat with rib-knit sleeves

    Kenneth Cole New York Double Face Coat, $220, available at Nordstrom

    An elegant pastel coat featuring rose gold hardware

    Ted Baker London Wool Blend Long Wrap Coat, $575, available at Nordstrom 

    A casual plaid coat with a faux fur collar

    Levi's Wool Top Coat, $165.90, available at Nordstrom

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