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    bridesmaids airplane

    • There are lots of steps that go into getting on a plane.
    • Lots of things can happen between the departures gates and boarding the plane.
    • Airplane employees share what they have seen.

    The airport can be an adventure even when you're just flying. But from going through airport security to boarding, the employees who work in the airport have really seen everything (and sometimes even documented their experiences).

    We took to Reddit to find out some of the weirdest things airport employees have seen while on the clock. Although INSIDER cannot independently verify these claims, these stories are still highly amusing to read.

    "There was a man sitting on a bench out front, with an apocalyptic-looking storm bearing down on us, wind whipping everywhere, just soulfully playing the trombone."

    "I work at my local airport (I live on a tiny island and this airport is smaller than our library), and just last summer we had a hurricane looming down on us. Everyone is getting packed up to evacuate, we're renting cars like crazy to people fleeing and we're trying to get them out of the storm area. No idea where he came from or what he was doing but it was surreal. Like something out of a David Lynch film.

    "I was out checking on the cars we had and when I walked back up there was a man sitting on a bench out front, with an apocalyptic-looking storm bearing down on us, wind whipping everywhere, just soulfully playing the trombone." - DomLite

    "Rolled in place for maybe a minute before someone shut the thing off."

    "Watched an older woman tumble down the 'up' escalator. Every time she flipped over she yelled 'I'm OK' like Filburt from Rocko's Modern Life. Flop. 'I'm OK.' Flop. 'I'm OK.' Flop. 'I'm OK.' Rolled in place for maybe a minute before someone shut the thing off." - Streder

    "She exclaimed, 'My bloody brother, I'll kill him!'"

    "A school friend's father worked on Passport Control in the mid-'80s. In those days passports were often handwritten and had spaces for things like 'distinguishing features.' One day a young woman presented her passport to him, and he opened it and compared the photo... and then paused before saying, 'This is a bit unusual.' He showed her the open passport which read in part: 'Distinguishing Features: BIG T---.' She exclaimed, 'My bloody brother, I'll kill him!'" - Flupsy

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    Hyundai Motor Co car with legs

    • The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas features more than 4,400 exhibitors showcasing the very latest in gizmos, gadgets, and doodads.
    • This year, more than 180,000 people are attending CES. 
    • Some wacky technology has been on display thus far, including a Lamborghini-themed massage chair and cars with foldable legs. 

    The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the place where companies like LG, Samsung, and Sony show off their latest TVs, laptops, and other state-of-the-art high tech. 

    But it's also the place where some of the weirdest and wildest gadgetry gets its time in the spotlight. 

    Lamborghini-themed massage chairs, cars with foldable legs, and Roomba-like lawn mowers are just a few of the bizarre products seen thus far at the world's largest tech show. 

    Read more:Here's all the major tech we're expecting at CES 2019, the biggest tech convention of the year

    Things haven't quite escalated to the degree it hit last year, where a pole-dancing robot performed at a nearby gentleman's club. But you never know — CES doesn't end until Friday. 

    Here are the 17 wackiest photos from CES 2019 thus far: 

    LG unveils its futuristic Signature OLED TV that rolls-up with the press of a button.

    The Bodyfriend LBF-750 is a Lamborghini-themed massage chair.

    In John Deere's debut at CES, the company showcased its connected combine harvester that it describes as an "intelligent factory on wheels."

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    donald trump border wall prototypes

    • President Donald Trump will take the national stage tonight to make his case for the construction of a wall at the US-Mexico border.
    • But such an enormous construction project would have significant impacts on the environment around the nation's southern border.
    • What's more, the Department of Homeland Security has already indicated that it will leverage a law that enables the government to expedite border infrastructure by waiving certain legal requirements, which would allow the project to sidestep dozens of environmental rules in California.
    • Here's how a border wall would impact the environment — from fauna to the flow of rivers.

    President Donald Trump will take the national stage tonight to make his case for the construction of a wall at the US-Mexico border. But experts say such an enormous construction project would have significant impacts on the environment around the nation's southern border.

    His live address from the Oval Office comes 18 days into a partial government shutdown, which is the result of a disagreement over funding for Trump's desired border wall. The shutdown has impacted nearly 800,000 federal employees (and caused garbage to pile up in national parks), but Trump has indicated that he won't end the shutdown until he secures $5 billion in funding for the wall.

    Trump most likely hopes that his national address and visit to the southwest will boost public support for a wall — despite the environmental impact.

    What's more, the Department of Homeland Security has already indicated that it will leverage a law that enables the government to expedite border infrastructure by waiving certain legal requirements, which would allow the project to sidestep dozens of environmental rules in California.

    Here's how a new border wall would wreak havoc on the environment.

    SEE ALSO: Park rangers share fears of unemployment as national parks overflow with garbage during the government shutdown

    Many species would face local extinction in the US if they couldn't travel back and forth between habitats and resources on either side of the border.

    The US-Mexico border is nearly 2,000 miles long and peppered with marshes, deserts, and grasslands. The construction of a continuous wall could therefore harm species who are, of course, not on the administration’s immigration radar.

    More than 1,500 species of flora and fauna, like the Peninsular bighorn sheep shown above, make their homes along this biologically diverse strip of North America. Sixty-two of these species are considered vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). And many of those species would face extirpation — meaning local extinction in the US — if they were unable to access habitats and resources on either side of the border, according to a study from Stanford University.

    The Stanford analysis showed that 346 species would lose access to half of their habitat because of a border wall.

    Of those species, 17% would be stuck living in an area of roughly 7,700 square miles or less — elevating their risk of extirpation, according to IUCN guidelines. According to the study, which was published in the journal BioScience in July 2018, some of these at-risk species include the endangered jaguar and ocelot. 

    The two Stanford biologists behind the study, Paul Ehrlich and Rodolfo Dirzo, explained that physical barriers — whether they are rivers, mountains, or a human-made wall — can deter or prevent animals from finding mates, fresh water, and necessary food.

    Dirzo told the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment that "cut off like this, the bighorn and other animals and plants will become zombie species — populations that are demographically and genetically doomed."

    Animal migration patterns — even those of birds — would be disrupted.

    Dirzo and Erhlich noted the border wall could also impede flying species that enjoy riding currents close to the ground. Examples include the ­endangered Quino checkerspot butterfly or the ferruginous pygmy owl.

    Echoing those concerns, the National Audubon Society, the National Resources Defense Council, and more than 170 conservation groups penned a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen in November.

    The letter elaborated on the impact of a wall on "environmentally sensitive conservation areas" like the Lower Rio Grande Valley area, which has a plethora of butterfly and bird fauna. Bruce Stein, chief scientist at the National Wildlife Federation, wrote, "barriers like border walls can interfere with the ability of animals to meet their daily needs, make seasonal migrations or disperse to new areas."

    Quartz, which first reported on the letter to Nielsen, noted that an unfamiliar obstacle could even deter birds, despite the fact that they could theoretically fly to heights above it. 

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    A Star is Born  2018

    • The 2019 BAFTA nominations have been revealed.
    • "The Favourite" leads the nominations, featuring in 12 categories.
    • The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Feburary 10.

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards 2019 (BAFTAs).

    The awards, which take place on Sunday February 10 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, are the most prestigious in the UK film calendar and are considered a pre-cursor to the Oscars.

    "The Favourite" leads the list of nominations, being shortlisted in 12 categories.

    The announcement comes just days after the film's star, Olivia Colman, won a Golden Globe for her performance as Queen Anne.

    Read more: Melissa McCarthy smuggled 40 ham sandwiches into the Golden Globes to stop any stars from getting too hungry

    "The Favourite" is also the only film to be nominated both for Best Film and Best British Film.

    It's leagues ahead of the next most nominated films: "Bohemian Rhapsody,""First Man,""Roma," and "A Star Is Born" each have seven nominations. However, "Bohemian Rhapsody," which took home Best Motion Picture — Drama at the Golden Globes on Sunday, did not even receive a nomination for Best Film.

    Meanwhile "Vice" has six, "Blackkklansman" has five, and "Cold War" and "Green Book" have four nominations each.

    Here's the complete list of nominees:

    Best Film


    "The Favourite"

    "Green Book"


    "A Star is Born"

    Outstanding British Film


    "Bohemian Rhapsody"

    "The Favourite"


    "Stan & Ollie"

    "You Were Never Really Here"


    Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

    "Apostasy," Daniel Kokotajlo (Writer/Director)

    "Beast," Michael Pearce (Writer/Director), Lauren Dark (Producer)

    "A Cambodian Spring," Chris Kelly (Writer/Director/Producer)

    "Pili," Leanne Welham (Writer/Director), Sophie Harman (Producer)

    "Ray & Liz," Richard Billingham (Writer/Director), Jacqui Davies (Producer)

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    New York Stock Exchange Trader

    • Hedge funds are experts in shorting stocks, or bets that a stock will fall.
    • To help traders have a better idea of the potential investing landmines, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has issued a list of stocks that markets are betting against the most.
    • Most of the highly shorted stocks are from the discretionary and technology sectors.

    Wall Street expects stock-market volatility to spike further in 2019.

    And in a highly volatile market, it's even more important to steer clear of potential investing landmines.

    To help traders have a better idea of the potential pitfalls to avoid, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has issued a list of stocks that markets are betting against the most. Most of the highly shorted stocks are from the discretionary and technology sectors.

    Here are the 12 stocks that markets believe will fall, in ascending order of their short interest as a percentage of float.


    Ticker: TRIP

    Sector: Communication Services 

    Short interest as a % of float: 13%

    Performance in the past 12 months: +64%


    Source: Bank of America

    Campbell Soup


    Sector: Staples

    Short interest as a % of float: 13%

    Performance in the past 12 months: -30%


    Source: Bank of America


    Ticker: ALB

    Sector: Materials 

    Short interest as a % of float: 13%

    Performance in the past 12 months: -44%


    Source: Bank of America

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    green cannabis lawyers 2x1

    With the rapid spread of marijuana legalization in the US, lawyers are discovering that the tangled web of regulations guiding the rapidly growing industry is a boon for business.

    After last year's midterm elections, some form of cannabis is now legal in 33 states, and many in the industry say it's only a matter of time before legalization sweeps the nation.

    Big money — and big law — has followed. The opportunity could be huge: some Wall Street analysts say marijuana could become an $80 billion market in the US alone in the next decade, with the global market hitting close to $200 billion. 

    There are several key reasons lawyers are attracted to the marijuana industry. For one, as cannabis companies grow, merge, and start getting the attention of Fortune 500 corporations as acquisition targets, they need more sophisticated advice on financing, tax planning, corporate structure, and M&A.

    Publicly traded cannabis companies were on a dealmaking tear in 2019, scooping up competitors and signing multibillion-dollar tie-ups with pharmaceutical, alcohol, and tobacco corporations. It's a trend heating up in 2019.

    Read more: Big law firms are building out specialized pot practices to chase down a red-hot market for weed deals

    In addition, many marijuana companies still directly flout US federal law, despite being publicly traded and posting multibillion-dollar valuations.

    That's an opportunity to a select group of lawyers who have cut a trailblazing path into the industry. Once reluctant, some of the biggest law firms, like Duane Morris, Baker Botts and Dentons, are building out specialized cannabis practice groups as the industry continues to grow in profitability and complexity.

    And even some of the most world's most prestigious law firms, like Sullivan and Cromwell, have gotten in on the marijuana mergers-and-acquisitions action.

    Business Insider has pulled together a list of the top lawyers who've worked on the largest deals in the past year in the growing marijuana industry.

    Here's the list:

    SEE ALSO: The top 12 venture-capital firms making deals in the booming cannabis industry that's set to skyrocket to $75 billion

    Patricia Olasker, Brian Kujavsky: Davies Ward Phillips and Vineberg

    Firm: Davies Ward Phillips and Vineberg

    Location: Toronto and Montreal

    Davies, one of the largest Canadian law firms, first got involved in the cannabis industry at the request of an important client in October 2017.

    That client was Bank of America, which had provided financing for the beer maker Constellation Brands' initial purchase of a stake in Canopy Growth, a publicly traded marijuana cultivator.

    "We were really led by our clients into this space," said Patricia Olasker, a capital-markets partner in Davies' Toronto office. "We had to get smart about the opportunity very quickly."

    Since that first deal, Davies has ramped up its M&A work in the sector, particularly after Canada legalized marijuana federally last year.

    "There were a lot of internal discussions as to how comfortable we were advising companies in the space, and how to get comfortable," said Brian Kujavsky, a partner in Davies' Montreal office.

    The firm then provided regulatory advice to Canopy on Constellation's subsequent $4 billion investment into the marijuana cultivator last summer.

    Davies also represented investment bank Lazard's Canadian arm on the deal that saw Altria, the tobacco maker behind Marlboro, sink $1.8 billion into a 45% stake in marijuana cultivator Cronos Group in December.

    The firm now advises marijuana cultivators, like Canopy and Cronos Group, at the "senior end" of the market, Olasker said.

    "When a major client like Altria wants to enter the space, you're going to say, 'Yes, we're here to help you,'" Olasker said.

    Looking forward, Olasker said consolidation will slow in the cannabis industry, but she expects to see a lot of deals on the radar. Expect to see tie-ups with consumer packaged goods, tobacco, and pharmaceutical companies either through joint ventures or strategic acquisitions, she said.

    And since the passing of the Farm Bill, which legalized hemp in the US in December, Canadian marijuana companies are looking southward.

    "The holy grail for Canadian [marijuana cultivators] is how to get exposure to the US market and not be offside stock-exchange requirements and anti-money-laundering regulations," Olasker said.

    Jonathan S. Robbins: Akerman LLP

    Firm: Akerman LLP

    Location: Fort Lauderdale

    Jonathan Robbins first got exposure to the cannabis industry in 2014 after a real-estate client called him up to ask questions about leasing space to a medical-marijuana company.

    After that call Robbins saw the writing on the wall. "I approached the CEO of the firm the following day and told him we'll be kicking ourselves if we miss this opportunity," he said.

    That was at the outset of Florida's medical-marijuana program, which has now blossomed into a big business, with many US marijuana retailers vying for a piece of the market.

    Robbins is now the chair of Akerman's Cannabis Practice Group, which he says is one of the first cannabis practices at a national US law firm.

    Many of the firm's clients, either private-equity funds, family offices, or high-net-worth individuals, provide a lot of the financing for the cannabis industry as traditional financial institutions like big banks remain wary of working with marijuana businesses, Robbins said.

    In the past year, Robbins has helped Green Growth Brands, an Ohio marijuana retailer, acquire valuable grow facilities in Nevada and helped Surterra Wellness, a marijuana company backed by the Wrigley family, make strategic acquisitions in the Sunshine State.

    "Just as you're starting to see more sophisticated law firms dip their toes in the water, we're seeing the same thing with more established, sophisticated businesspeople," Robbins added.

    He said that the size and complexity of the deals he's worked on have dramatically increased as well.

    "We're routinely working on $100 million deals, $200 million deals, public offerings, and complex cross-border transactions," he said.

    Christopher Barry, Mike Weiner, Kevin Sam: Dorsey and Whitney

    Firm: Dorsey and Whitney

    Location: Seattle, Toronto, and Denver

    Dorsey and Whitney's first involvement in the cannabis industry came through a serendipitous phone call to partner Christopher Barry.

    On the other end of the line was a representative from a multibillion-dollar Asian investment fund looking for advice on investing in marijuana after the fund's regular counsel turned it down.

    Since then Barry has found his expertise in cross-border transactions — he's the head of Dorsey's Canada Practice Group — which has dovetailed perfectly with the cannabis industry.

    Barry has helped US marijuana retailers, like MedMen and Green Thumb Industries, go public in Canada via a reverse merger on the Canadian Securities Index. Barry helped Canopy Growth, a publicly traded marijuana cultivator, cross-list on the NYSE in May.

    For Barry, who was instrumental in building out Dorsey's cannabis practice alongside Mike Weiner and Kevin Sam, being at the forefront of the new industry is what keeps him going.

    "This is more fun than a barrel of monkeys," Barry said. "Look, I'm 71 years old. I've been practicing for over 40 years. If I weren't having so much fun with this I'd be retired."

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    Mercedes-Benz Stadium

    • Super Bowl LIII will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, one of the swankiest arenas in the entire NFL.
    • The stadium, which is located in downtown Atlanta, cost $1.5 billion to build and was officially opened on August 26, 2017.
    • Fans will enjoy the retractable roof, beautiful lounges, football-field length bar, and stunning views of the city's skyline during the 2019 Super Bowl.

    The Georgia Dome — the former home of the Atlanta Falcons — was only 25 years old when it was demolished by the city of Atlanta.

    The Falcons moved into the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium — a stunning $1.5 billion stadium with a retractable roof — to start the 2017 season. It is like nothing else ever seen in the NFL and looks from the outside like a gigantic metal origami structure.

    Here is a tour of some of the stadium's stunning features. Many of the images are from a rendering produced before the stadium was opened.

    The Georgia Dome was taken down on Monday with a controlled implosion. It opened in 1992.


    The Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which sits right next to the lot where the Georgia Dome once stood, is located in downtown Atlanta.

    Here is the outside of the stadium and the area surrounding it, which includes a fan plaza, solar panels, and electric-vehicle charging stations in the parking lot.


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    Edward Lampert

    • Eddie Lampert, the chairman and former CEO of Sears, has an estimated net worth of $1 billion.
    • Lampert owns three homes, including one on the "billionaire bunker" island in Florida, and a $130 million yacht.
    • Lampert is a member of the ultraexclusive Skull and Bones society at Yale University.
    • In 2003, he was kidnapped and held at gunpoint — and negotiated his way free.

    Eddie Lampert, the chairman and former CEO of Sears, has had an eventful career.

    With an estimated net worth of $1 billion, Lampert was once hailed as a genius hedge-fund manager and the next Warren Buffett. He's a member of Yale's ultraexclusive Skull and Bones secret society, along with three former presidents, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was his college roommate.

    He also managed to save Kmart from bankruptcy in the early 2000s, but not before he was kidnapped and held at gunpoint for 30 hours in a Connecticut hotel. He reportedly talked his captors into releasing him, then capped off the Kmart deal a week later.

    Now, after Lampert merged Kmart with Sears, the department store is on the brink of liquidation.

    Lampert has been criticized for his management of Sears, which he reportedly runs from his sprawling $38 million estate in a wealthy Florida community known as "billionaire bunker." The executive also owns houses in Connecticut and Colorado — not to mention a $130 million yacht.

    Read on to see how Sears' embattled chairman made — and spends — his $1 billion fortune.

    SEE ALSO: Sears is getting one last chance to save itself from oblivion

    DON'T MISS: Inside Sears' death spiral: How an iconic American brand has been driven to the edge of bankruptcy

    Eddie Lampert, 56, is the chairman of Sears Holdings, the company that owns Sears and Kmart.

    Source: Forbes

    Lampert's net worth is an estimated $1 billion, and he hasn't been shy about spending: He owns three sprawling homes and a $130 million yacht.

    Source: Business Insider

    But Lampert wasn't always this wealthy. Although he grew up in an affluent family in Roslyn, New York, his life changed at age 14 when his father, a successful attorney, died of a heart attack. Lampert helped his family make ends meet by taking jobs at warehouses stocking shelves and packing boxes.


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    • Money priorities differ from person to person, depending on what you value.
    • There are some things, like a college education, that cost a lot of money but can give you a great return on investment through your salary later on.
    • Here are six pricey things, from a financial expert, that are well worth the money.


    We all like to be — or at the very least try to be — smart with our money. But that doesn’t always mean choosing the least expensive option. In fact, sometimes the pricier item or experience can be the one that is most worth your hard-earned cash, while the cheapest can be the biggest waste.

    “Most of us spend money on things we don't really care about at the expense of the things we do without even realizing it,” Stefanie O’Connell, financial expert and author of “The Broke and Beautiful Life,” told Business Insider. “So step one is defining your priorities, then tracking your spending (an app or a simple pen and paper works) to see if you're actually spending in alignment with those priorities, and making adjustments as needed.”

    You should also weigh the added value something can bring to your life. “Before spending a lot of money on an item or service, it may be good to understand what value it brings to you,” Roger Ma, certified financial planner and founder of Life Laid Out, told Business Insider. “Does it help you save time or help you avoid doing something you don't enjoy, does it make you feel more confident, or will the experience be something you remember for a long time?”

    Here are six expensive things, from financial experts Ma and O’Connell, that are completely worth the money.

    SEE ALSO: 5 things you may be wasting your money on

    1. Education

    About 70% of students graduate from college with student loan debt, and there have been plenty of debates on whether getting a higher education is even worth it. Despite this, Ma said that education is most definitely worth spending money on.

    An investment in yourself is typically worth it,” Ma said. “Increasing your knowledge could ultimately increase your human capital — that is, how much money you're able to command from your employer. Besides, learning new material keeps life interesting and exciting.”

    2. Travel

    Travel can be good for your body and your overall well-being, NBC reports. O’Connell said that it’s something she spends money on herself. “I love to splurge on travel because it brings me joy,” O’Connell said.

    As Business Insider previously reported, people are happier when they spend their money on experiences rather than things.

    3. A mattress

    Sleep is essential to good health, according to the National Institute of Health. It only makes sense to invest in a mattress that provides optimal comfort, even if we can’t get the suggested seven to nine hours nightly.

    “We spend 5-8 hours a night on our mattress, depending on our sleeping patterns. Getting a good night's rest affects every other part of our life,” Ma said. “If we don't get a good night's rest, we won't be productive at work, may not get that promotion, and may just feel like crap. A good mattress is good for your health and will pay for itself in the long run.”

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    trump oval office border speech

    • President Donald Trump gave his first address from the Oval Office on Tuesday night.
    • He discussed what he characterizes as a "crisis" at the US southern border, immigration, and the ongoing government shutdown.
    • The Associated Press has fact-checked his speech, pointing out issues with his statements on drugs, violence, what would pay for the wall he seeks, and the benefits of immigration.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In his prime-time speech to the nation, President Donald Trump declared a border crisis that's in sharp dispute, wrongly accused Democrats of refusing to pay for border security, and ignored the reality of how drugs come into the country as he pitched his wall as a solution to varied ills.

    A look at his Oval Office remarks Tuesday night:

    Associated Press writers Jill Colvin and Hope Yen in Washington, Amanda Seitz in Chicago, Barbara Whitaker in New York and Elliot Spagat in San Diego contributed to this report.

    Trump on drug smuggling: incorrect

    TRUMP:"Our southern border is a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs, including meth, heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. Every week, 300 of our citizens are killed by heroin alone, 90 percent of which floods across from our southern border."

    THE FACTS: A wall can't do much about that when drug trafficking is concentrated at land ports of entry, not remote stretches of the border.

    The Drug Enforcement Administration says "only a small percentage" of heroin seized by U.S. authorities comes across on territory between ports of entry. The same is true of drugs generally.

    In a 2018 report , the agency said the most common trafficking technique by transnational criminal organizations is to hide drugs in passenger vehicles or tractor-trailers as they drive into the U.S. though entry ports, where they are stopped and subject to inspection. They also employ buses, cargo trains and tunnels, the report says, citing other smuggling methods that also would not be choked off by a border wall.

    Trump recently denied that traffickers use entry ports at the southern border, contradicting the evidence and assertions of his drug enforcement personnel.

    Trump stretched credulity even more by comparing the wall money he wants from Congress to the cost of the entire drug problem in the U.S.: "The border wall would very quickly pay for itself. The cost of illegal drugs exceeds $500 billion a year, vastly more than the $5.7 billion we have requested from Congress."

    Trump on wall funding: incorrect

    TRUMP:"Democrats will not fund border security."

    THE FACTS: That's not true. They just won't fund it the way he wants. They have refused his demand for $5.7 billion to build part of a steel wall across the U.S.-Mexico border

    Democrats passed legislation the day they took control of the House that offered $1.3 billion for border security, including physical barriers and technology along the U.S. southern border.

    Senate Democrats have approved similar funding year after year.

    Democrats have also supported broader fence-building as part of deals that also had a path to legal status for millions of immigrants living in the country illegally.

    In 2013, Senate Democrats voted for a failed immigration bill that provided roughly $46 billion for a number of border security measures — including new fencing — but that legislation would have created a pathway to citizenship for some of the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.

    The 2013 Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act had money to double the number of miles of fencing, to 700 miles (1,126 km), as well as for more border patrol agents.

    It also had a mandatory employment verification system to ensure all U.S. employees are authorized to work in the country. In exchange, however, the bill allowed immigrants living in the country illegally to apply for a provisional legal status if they paid a $500 fine and had no felony convictions.

    As well many Democrats voted for the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which has resulted in the construction of about 650 miles (1,050 kilometers) of border barrier. But that legislation didn't authorize the kind of wall Trump has long been advocating since he launched his campaign.

    Trump on violence committed by immigrants: Incorrect

    TRUMP:"Over the years thousands of Americans have been brutally killed by those who illegally entered our country and thousands more lives will be lost if we don't act right now."

    THE FACTS: His statement that people in the country illegally are a special menace to public safety is at odds with plentiful research.

    Multiple studies from social scientists and the libertarian think tank Cato Institute have found that people here illegally are less likely to commit crime than U.S. citizens, and legal immigrants are even less likely to do so.

    A March study by the journal Criminology found "undocumented immigration does not increase violence."

    The study, which looked at the years 1990 through 2014, said states with bigger shares of such people have lower crime rates.

    As well, a study in 2017 by Robert Adelman , a sociology professor at University of Buffalo, analyzed 40 years of crime data in 200 metropolitan areas and found that immigrants helped lower crime.

    New York City, for example, has the nation's largest population of immigrants living in the country illegally — about 500,000 — and last year had only 289 murders among a total population of 8.5 million people, according to preliminary data. Those numbers mean a person's odds of becoming a victim of homicide in tightly packed, diverse New York City were about the same as they were last year in Montana.

    And Ruben Rumbaut, a University of California, Irvine sociology professor, co-authored a recent study that noted crime rates fell sharply from 1990 to 2015 at a time when illegal immigration spiked.

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    vitamin C tablet dissolving water

    • Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common, especially in women, with many sufferers experiencing more than one in their lifetimes.
    • But they can also be very uncomfortable and cause a host of painful symptoms — they can even spread to your kidneys if left untreated.
    • There are plenty of supplements and at-home "remedies" designed to help with a UTI, but some of them don't work or are flat out dangerous.
    • Drinking cranberry juice hasn't been proven to be any more effective than drinking water when it comes to getting rid of a UTI. 

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are very common, especially in women, with WebMD reporting that about half of all women will experience at least one in their lifetime, with many experiencing recurring infections.

    But just because they're common doesn't make them any less uncomfortable — UTIs often cause symptoms like pelvic pain and painful urination and it can spread and worsen when left untreated.

    There are many commonly known at-home "remedies" that many believe will help treat or relieve symptoms of a UTI, but many of them aren't actually effective and some are flat-out dangerous for your health. 

    Here are eight things that won't actually effectively help you get rid of a UTI. 

    Cranberry juice and supplements don't seem to have any substantial impact on a UTI.

    One of the most popular at-home tips for curing or preventing UTIs, drinking cranberry juice or taking cranberry supplements is often believed to help clear out UTI bacteria from the urinary tract while helping to prevent future infections from developing.

    Whether you're currently experiencing symptoms of a UTI or simply trying to prevent one from happening, all experts told INSIDER that evidence linking cranberry juice to helping with UTIs is limited and conflicting.

    "To date, cranberry juice or cranberry tablets have not been shown to reduce or cure UTIs in studies," said Sandra Fleming MD, an OB/GYN at the Women's Wellness Center in Wellesley, MA. "There does not appear to be any harm in taking cranberry pills but [the high sugar content in cranberry juice] can cause gastrointestinal issues and is therefore not recommended for urinary tract infections."

    "Drinking fluids in general — whether with water, cranberry juice, etc. — can help to flush out the bladder and as well as excessive bacteria," said Dr. Allison Hill, OB/GYN at Los Angeles Obstetricians & Gynecologists. "Staying hydrated helps, but it doesn't have to be with cranberry juice."

    Dr. Janelle Luk, New York-based reproductive endocrinologist, infertility specialist, and founder of Generation Next Fertility agreed, saying that antibiotics were the best treatment. 

    Trying to power through and "let it pass" without going to the doctor can be dangerous and risky.

    That said, trying to clear the infection on your own by "flushing" it out with excessive liquid intake isn't a good idea, according to all of our experts.

    "It is important to seek treatment by your gynecologist or primary care doctor if you think you have a UTI," Dr. Fleming told INSIDER. Delayed treatment can result in a worse infection, requiring more and/or stronger antibiotics. It can also cause a more serious kidney infection, possibly requiring hospitalization and intravenous antibiotics."

    "If symptoms are escalating or have the signs of going into the upper urinary tract and kidney — such as fever and back pain — a patient needs to seek medical attention,"Dr. Yvonne Bohn, OB/GYN at Los Angeles Obstetricians & Gynecologists told INSIDER. "Not everything that burns or causes symptoms of a UTI is a UTI. Vaginal infections, pelvic tumors, and herpes infections can mimic a UTI, so it's best to see a doctor to be sure that your symptoms are really from a UTI and not something else."



    Douching won't help you get rid of a UTI and it could mess with your vaginal bacteria.

    There is no shortage of vaginal douching products on the market designed with all sorts of claims in mind, from preventing pregnancy to "cleaning" the vagina, but all of our experts agree that douching can cause a host of health issues and it isn't actually helpful for a urinary tract infection.

    "Douching removes harmful bacteria but also our good bacteria," said Dr. Hill. " [It] can lead to an overgrowth of anaerobic (bad) bacteria, upsetting the natural balance of your vagina."

    Not only is douching not recommended, but it can also have some scary side effects.

    "Other than claims that one feels cleaner after douching, there is no clinical evidence that douching does the female body any good," Dr. Luk said. On the contrary, douching invites risks such as vaginal infections and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). In fact, it is believed that women who douche are at an increased risk of getting PID. Douching has also been linked to longer-term negative results."


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    Jeff Bezos wife Mackenzie

    • Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos announced Wednesday that he and his wife MacKenzie will file for divorce.
    • They were married in 1993, after meeting at D.E. Shaw & Co, and shortly afterward relocated to Seattle to found Amazon, where MacKenzie was one of the company's first employees.
    • Today, Jeff Bezos is worth $137 billion, making him the richest person in history.

    Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder and CEO of online retail giant Amazon, announced Wednesday that he and his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie, will divorce.

    "As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends," the couple wrote in the statement issued via Twitter.

    Today, Bloomberg estimates Bezos is worth $137 billion— making him the richest person in history, according to CNN. He's also topped Forbes' annual list of the richest people on the planet for the first time ever. And Amazon followed Apple to become the second-ever US company to reach a $1 trillion valuation — although the company has since dropped back to a $791 billion market cap.

    Here's a look inside the marriage of Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos.

    SEE ALSO: A day in the life of the world's richest person, Jeff Bezos — who made $6.44 billion in one day, wakes up without an alarm, and washes dishes after dinner

    DON'T MISS: Inside billionaire Warren Buffett's unconventional marriage, which included an open arrangement and 3-way Christmas cards

    SEE ALSO: Inside the marriage of Bill and Melinda Gates, who met at work, live in a $124 million home, and will leave their children only a small fraction of their fortune

    MacKenzie and Jeff first met at investment management firm D.E. Shaw. MacKenzie was a research associate and Jeff was a vice president. Jeff was the first person to interview MacKenzie — a fellow Princeton grad — at the firm.

    Source: Business Insider, ForbesVogue

    "I think my wife is resourceful, smart, brainy, and hot, but I had the good fortune of having seen her résumé before I met her, so I knew exactly what her SATs were," he joked to Vogue.

    Source: Vogue

    After she landed the job, they became office neighbors. "All day long I listened to that fabulous laugh," she told Vogue. "How could you not fall in love with that laugh?"

    Source: Vogue

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    best mens yoga pants

    • Yoga pants should be comfortable, stretchy, and durable enough to support you in your practice without distracting you during vinyasa.
    • Our top pick, the prAna Men's Sutra Pants, have a loose, comfy fit and are made of an environmentally-friendly hemp fabric.

    Shopping for yoga pants is a bit of a mystery, isn't it? I mean, what makes bottoms marketed as "yoga pants" any better than an old pair of ratty sweatpants you've had since college? Do you really need to spend a bunch of cash on a specific style?

    While you can technically go to yoga sessions in just about anything comfortable enough to do downward dog in, if you're developing a regular practice, you'll probably be happier in pants actually designed for the discipline.

    That doesn't have to mean dropping a ton of money or springing for anything super fancy, but it's a great idea to pay attention to fit, fabric, insulation, and length while thinking about pants to buy specifically for yoga class.

    Yoga is different from many other forms of exercise in that it focuses on flexibility and individuality, so you need clothes that will really move with you.

    Below is a list of the best men's yoga pants that money can buy. Some are pricier than others, but they all have one thing in common — they're comfortable with loads of stretch (but not too much stretch).

    Here are the best men's yoga pants you can buy:

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

    The best men's yoga pants overall

    Why you'll love them: The Men's Sutra Pants by prAna are comfortable, sustainable, and breathable.

    If you prefer a pair of loose, breathable yoga pants, you can't go wrong with the prAna Sutra Pants. The wide-legged silhouette will give you plenty of wiggle room without causing you to trip over the cuffs when you're trying to step into a forward fold.

    These pants are made from sustainable materials including hemp, recycled polyester blend, and a little bit of spandex for some very necessary stretch. Other details include front and back pockets, drawstring waist, and "natural odor reducing features." The fit is airy and loose, ideal for the guy who can't stand to leave his college sweatpants behind completely.

    Faveable also named the Sutra pants"Best men's yoga pants overall," in part because they are versatile enough to use for other workouts and even non-exercise activities  — seriously, they're that attractive. The pants have a 4.1 star rating on Amazon based on 170+ reviews and 4.7 rating on the prAna website based on 250+ reviews.

    "The big plus is that they look great outside of practice," writes one reviewer. "The crotch seam is actually sewn together to give a good shape to the tushie area while giving a bit of room underneath for deep stretches (warrior 2 and crescent lunge no problem) and giving ample crotch room so you aren't exposing yourself to the entire world."

    Pros: Sustainable fabric, loose fit, breathable material, odor-reducing, three pockets

    Cons: Some reviewers say the pockets are small

    Buy the prAna Sutra Pants on Amazon for $52 and up (price varies by color)

    The best compression yoga pants for men

    Why you'll love them: Sub Sports Men's Compression Leggings are ideal for someone who likes a tight fit, while four-way stretch makes them flexible enough for yoga.

    On the opposite end of the spectrum we have the Sub Sports Men's Compression Leggings. This is a great pick for people who like a much tighter fit.

    They are snug but have 4-way stretch that gives you the flexibility and breathability you need to execute complicated yoga poses. The fabric is moisture-wicking and utilizes flat lock seams so you don't experience chafing despite the snug cut.

    Sub Sports were named "best men's leggings for yoga" on Faveable due to the balance they strike between compression and mobility. This pair has 420 reviews on Amazon and an overall 4.4 star rating.

    83% of shoppers found them true to size, though the product description recommends sizing up if you want a slightly less compression on the legs and waist.

    Pros: 4-way stretch, moisture wicking, true-to-size, flat lock seams to minimize chafing

    Cons: might feel too tight if you're not used to compression clothing

    Buy the Sub Sports Men's Compression Leggings on Amazon for $20 and up (price varies by color)

    The best sustainable yoga pants for men

    Why you'll love them: The prAna Vaha Pants are made of sustainable materials in a soft, relaxed silhouette that's comfy enough to sleep in.

    For the sustainable shopper, we have the prAna Vaha Pants. Like all of the brand's offerings, this pant is made of a hemp, recycled polyester, and spandex blend that's both eco-friendly and cozy to wear.

    These might be comfortable enough to sleep in, but they look a lot nicer than your average pajama bottoms, with a nice color selection of muted tones, a subtle back pocket and a knitted elastic waist.

    The look is similar to the other prAna brand pants we featured as our top pick, but a little bit more streamlined — great if you want to subtly wear them to brunch after your Saturday morning vinyasa.

    The pants are available in size small to extra large with a 30-inch inseam. We do wish they came in a wider size range and some different lengths, but it's worth noting that the waist does have some give thanks to the elastic.

    Best Products and VeryWell have both featured the prAna Vaha as a top yoga pant pick and this style has a 4.5 star rating on REI.

    Buy the prAna Vaha Pant at REI for $54 to $79

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    penn badgley

    • Penn Badgley currently stars in "You" but he was previously in series like "Gossip Girl" and movies like "John Tucker Must Die." 
    • Badgley graduated high school when he just was 13 years old.
    • He's in the band MOTHXR and they've performed around the world. 

    You might know him best as Dan Humphrey on "Gossip Girl," but Penn Badgley is back with a new role in the frighteningly good TV series "You." This time around, Badgley's given up is wannabe cool-kid persona in favor of a terrifyingly clever stalker who is seeking affection from his current obsession. Without giving away too many spoilers, it's safe to say this is one of Badgley's most thrilling roles yet.

    Before you tune in to his latest series on Netflix, here are 10 things you might not have known about Penn Badgley.

    He's in a band.

    The "You" actor is the frontman of the band MOTHXR. Badgley told Cosmo that he originally formed the band as a passion project with a few close friends. Since then, the group has performed all over the world.

    He once dated his co-star, Blake Lively.

    Although he's now married to musician Domino Kirke, Badgley once dated his former co-star Blake Lively. According to Elle, The two secretly dated for almost three years while filming "Gossip Girl." Reportedly, no one on set knew the two had broken up in real life until the season two finale of the series.

    Read More: 13 surprising things you probably didn't know about Blake Lively

    He said he's written a song for every woman he's ever been with.

    In a 2013 interview with Elle, Badgley revealed that he's written a song for every woman he's ever been with. At the time of the interview, he was dating actress Zoe Kravitz. 

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    Amazon Jeff Bezos wife MacKenzie Bezos

    When Jeff Bezos told his wife MacKenzie about his idea for a new company, she was immediately on board.

    Bezos traveled with her husband to Seattle, where she worked for the fledgling Amazon as an accountant.

    The move was a bit of a departure for the Princeton grad, who had long dreamed of becoming a writer. But she was eager to support her husband.

    "To me, watching your spouse, somebody that you love, have an adventure — what is better than that?" MacKenzie said during an interview with CBS.

    Since the early days of Amazon, Bezos has gone on to pursue her literary dreams, publishing two novels, "The Testing of Luther Albright" in 2005 and "Traps" in 2013. 

    The couple announced their plans to divorce on Wednesday.

    "We've had such a great life together as a married couple, and we also see wonderful futures ahead, as parents, friends, partners in ventures and projects, and as individuals pursuing ventures and adventures," the Bezoses said in a joint statement posted on Twitter

    Here's a look at the career of award-winning novelist MacKenzie Bezos:

    SEE ALSO: A look inside the marriage of world's richest couple, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos — who met at work, were engaged in 3 months, and own more land than almost anyone else in America

    DON'T MISS: A day in the life of the world's richest person, Jeff Bezos — who made $6.44 billion in one day, wakes up without an alarm, and washes dishes after dinner

    MacKenzie grew up in San Francisco. She told Vogue she was a shy child who would often stay in her bedroom writing "elaborate stories."

    Source: Vogue

    She authored her first book — "The Book Worm"— at the age of six. The handwritten, 142-page novel was later lost in a flood, according to her Amazon author bio.

    Source: Amazon

    After high school, MacKenzie attended Hotchkiss, then transferred to Princeton in order to study fiction with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison.

    Source: Vogue

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    Jeff Bezos

    It's been an eventful last year for Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.

    On Wednesday, Bezos announced that he and his wife of 25 years, novelist MacKenzie Bezos, were divorcing.

    In July, Bezos reached a new milestone: his net worth hit $150 billion, making him, as Bloomberg put it, the richest person in modern history.

    In September, Amazon hit a new milestone: Amazon briefly became the second US company to achieve a valuation of more than $1 trillion— though its market cap has since sunk under that threshhold.

    That success hasn't come overnight, however. Bezos began his career in the hedge fund world in the 90s, then left a cushy job to launch his own startup. 

    Here's how Bezos got his start, and built one of the largest tech companies in the world.

    SEE ALSO: Everything I loved and hated about the $120 Fire TV Cube, Amazon’s ambitious vision for the future of TV

    Jeff Bezos' mom, Jackie, was a teenager when she had him in January 1964. She had recently married Cuban immigrant Mike Bezos, who adopted Jeff. Jeff didn't learn that Mike wasn't his real father until he was 10, but says he was more fazed about learning he needed to get glasses than he was about the news.

    Source: Wired

    When Bezos was 4, his mother told his biological father, who previously had worked as a circus performer, to stay out of their lives. When Brad Stone interviewed Bezos' biological father for Stone's book "The Everything Store," Bezos' dad had no idea who his son had become.

    Source: The Everything Store

    Bezos showed signs of brilliance from an early age. When he was a toddler, he took apart his crib with a screwdriver because he wanted to sleep in a real bed.

    Source: The Everything Store

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    Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO

    • Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, announced today that he's getting divorced.
    • Amazon became the second US company to reach the $1 trillion mark in August 2018.
    • The tech mogul's daily routine indicates that he's not addicted to work.
    • Bezos prioritizes lots of family time, and even time allotted for washing the dishes.

    Jeff Bezos, the richest person in history, announced on Wednesday that he and his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Bezos, are getting a divorce.

    "As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends," the couple wrote in the statement.

    According to Bloomberg, the Amazon founder and CEO has $137 billion to his name. In addition to founding the online retail behemoth Amazon, Bezos also owns The Washington Post and an aerospace company, Blue Origin.

    Amazon also recently became the second US company to join the $1 trillion valuation club, according to Markets Insider. Apple was the first ever US company to receive that distinction. Amazon's market cap has since dipped to $791 billion.

    So what does daily life look like for this tech mogul?

    Here's a look inside his daily routine:

    SEE ALSO: A look at the demanding schedule of Elon Musk, who works in 5-minute slots, skips breakfast, and largely avoids emails

    DON'T MISS: A typical day in the life of Mark Zuckerberg, who wears the same thing every day and tucks his daughter in every night

    SEE ALSO: A look inside the marriage of the richest couple in history, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos — who met at work, were engaged in 3 months, and own more land than almost anyone else in America

    Bezos is a big believer in getting enough shut-eye.

    Source: CNBC, Inc., Entrepreneur

    He wakes up every morning naturally, without the aid of an alarm clock.

    Source: CNBC, Inc., Entrepreneur

    "I like to putter in the morning," Bezos told a gathering of Economic Club of Washington, DC. "So I like to read the newspaper. I like to have coffee."

    Source: Axios

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    jennifer lopez selena

    • Jennifer Lopez has been acting since the '80s.
    • Her newest movie "Second Act" just hit theaters.
    • We ranked all of her movies, from worst to best.

    Whether you became a fan of Jennifer Lopez from her days as one of the "Fly Girls" on "In Living Color," fell in love with her as she belted out "Como la Flor" in the "Selena" biopic, or felt the lyrics to "If You Had My Love" from her debut album "On the 6," there's no denying the impact that she's made on the entertainment industry throughout the years.

    Dominating industry since she stepped onto the scene in the late '80s, Lopez has proved over the years that she is a force to be reckoned with on many levels. And while she is talented in many different areas, her film catalog is perhaps the most expansive of the lot.

    With her newest film "Second Act" currently in theaters, we couldn't help but wonder: how does it hold up against the dozens of films that precede it? We've looked at the critic score for each Jennifer Lopez film on Rotten Tomatoes and ranked them from worst to best.

    "Gigli" (2003).

    Critic score: 6%

    Audience Score: 12%

    Critics comments:"More stupefying follies may come, but it's impossible to imagine how they'll beat this one for staggering idiocy, fatuousness or pretension." - Joe Morgenstern, The Washington Post

    "The Boy Next Door" (2015)

    Critic score: 10%

    Audience score: 33%

    Critic comment: "Jennifer Lopez has serious beefcake issues in this lazy, low-budget, not-as-much-fun-as-it-should-be potboiler." - Tom Huddleston, Time Out

    "The Wedding Planner" (2001)

    Critic score: 16%

    Audience score: 59%

    Critic comment:"Occasionally so inept and embarrassing that it's almost physically painful to sit through." - James Berardinelli, Reel Views

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    Jeff Bezos

    • Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, is the richest person alive.
    • He's the first person in modern history to accumulate a fortune of over $100 billion.
    • He spends his $137 billion fortune on real estate across the US, a $65 million Gulfstream Jet, and his space exploration company Blue Origin.

    Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of ecommerce giant Amazon, is the wealthiest person alive and the first person in modern history to accumulate a fortune of over $100 billion.

    Bezos has an estimated net worth of $137 billion, according to Bloomberg, largely from his holdings in Amazon. From real estate to space travel, here's how Bezos spends his money.

    SEE ALSO: The list of Amazon's 'important strategic partners' from the year it went public illustrates exactly how successful it's become

    DON'T MISS: Jeff Bezos described the 4 qualities of a 'dreamy' business offering, and broke down exactly why projects like Prime have been so successful

    Jeff Bezos founded Amazon, the source of much of his wealth, on July 5, 1994.

    Source: Wikipedia

    Bezos' parents were reportedly shocked that he would give up a cushy Wall Street job in order to sell books over the internet.

    Source: "The Everything Store" via Business Insider

    Bezos' parents eventually came around and invested about a quarter million dollars in the fledgling company, a stake that would be worth as much as $30 billion today.

    Source: Bloomberg

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    the best facial sunscreens

    • Yes, you really should be wearing sunscreen daily — even in the winter or when it's cloudy — to protect your skin from short- and long-term UV damage.
    • La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 is the best face sunscreen because it's a broad spectrum sunscreen that's as comfortable to wear as it is good for your skin.

    I don't think you need me to go into all the possible annoyances when it comes to wearing sunscreen, especially on your face. A lot of formulas are seriously lacking in the comfort and "ease of use" departments. And yet, you really should be wearing it every single day, regardless of season or level of cloud cover. Ain't no rest for the wicked, or for UV rays.

    But from pilling to white cast to that heavy, oil-slicked feeling, there are plenty of reasons why you might hesitate to reach for your bottle in the morning. Let's face it — there are some dud sunscreens, but there are also great options to be found once you know where to look. The trial-and-error is well worth it, I promise.

    After all, we're not just talking anti-aging here — sunscreen use is vital for cancer prevention and your overall long-term health. Whether you prefer physical or chemical formulations, you can find the sunscreen that's right for you. The picks in our guide work for a variety of skin types, complexions, and lifestyles.

    Here are the best face sunscreens you can buy:

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

    The best face sunscreen overall

    Why you'll love it: La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 is a physical sunscreen that protects from UVA/UVB rays and free radicals without making you look pale and shiny.

    Physical sunscreens — formulas that block UV rays by forming a sort of shield over the skin — can be really uncomfortable. Many of them feel heavy, pill up when you try to rub them in or apply makeup on top, or give the skin, especially darker complexions, a strange white cast.

    La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 delivers the UVA/UVB and free radical protection you can expect from physical sunscreens without the negative side effects. The formula contains 6% titanium dioxide and 5% zinc oxide to shield the skin from sun damage and an antioxidant complex called senna alata to protect from environmental damage.

    This sunscreen comes in a lightly tinted version or a non-tinted version. The tint will prevent white cast and flashback in photos, but it's not a foundation. There's not really any coverage. You can apply other complexion products over the top, so you don't have to worry too much about color-matching. The tint is really there to make it easier to wear if you have a medium to deep skin tone. If you opt for the non-tinted, you'll get more of a traditional white liquid sunscreen formula that absorbs easily into the skin.

    La Roche-Posay Anthelios sunscreens are popular with both shoppers and experts. This one in particular has over 970 Amazon reviews and has been recommended by Refinery29 Senior Beauty Editor Lexy Lebsack. She writes, "It's incredibly light and soaks in immediately, but it's also hydrating enough to take the place of my morning moisturizer."

    The brand's sunscreens have recently been recommended by The Strategist, Allure, Health, Elle, and Redbook.

    Pros: Tinted and non-tinted, protects from UVA/UVB rays and free radicals, water resistant up to 40 minutes, safe for sensitive skin

    Cons: Pricey

    Buy La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 on Amazon for $33.50

    The best face sunscreen for moisturizing

    Why you'll love it: Got dry skin? Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 effectively pulls double-duty as a moisturizer and sun-protector.

    The Neutrogena Hydro Boost collection is one of my favorite makeup and skincare ranges, period. All of the offerings I've tried, from the concealer to the water gel moisturizer, are spectacular, and the Hydro Boost Gel Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 really stands out.

    It's a lightweight, hydrating sunscreen that comes out of the tube blue and goes onto the skin completely clear. Like all of the other Hydro Boost products, this one gets its minimally greasy moisturizing qualities from hyaluronic acid. It is a chemical sunscreen, though, so keep that in mind.

    I love how quickly this quenches dry patches and sinks into the skin. It also sits beautifully under makeup, though you do need to give it a few minutes to set. Otherwise it might ball up when you try to apply cream products over the top.

    Overall this is a wonderful chemical SPF for both day-to-day and outdoor use. I find that it doubles as a moisturizer, despite not being advertised as such, and leaves my skin plump, dewy, and fresh.

    "I've spent forever looking for an spf that doesn't leave me looking casket ready - this one leaves NO white caste [sic] on my skin, doesn't feel like it weighs my skin down, and doesn't irritate my eyes despite the scent. I can't recommend it enough," says one 5-star Target review.

    The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion comes recommended by Allure, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, and Fashionista.

    Pros: Lightweight texture, doubles as moisturizer, comes in SPF 50 and 30, affordable price

    Cons: Might be too dewy for oily skin, has a strong scent

    Buy Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 at Target for $10.99

    The best tinted face sunscreen

    Why you'll love it: Banish white cast with the lightly tinted, mattifying SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 sunscreen fluid.

    Tinted sunscreen is another long-awaited answer to the dreaded white cast. My personal favorite is the SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50. Make no mistake, this is not a hydrating SPF. You definitely need a separate moisturize underneath. But the texture is liquidy and lightweight and layers beautifully over skincare and under makeup.

    I'm skeptical of anything that claims to be a universal tint because, well, people obviously don't have one universal skin tone. But this one is so sheer that it's the rare exception. The tint basically becomes invisible as I blend it in, with the nice bonus of diminishing any redness on my cheeks. For darker complexions it eliminates the issue of leftover white cast you get with many sunscreens (especially zinc formulas).

    This is also the only physical sunscreen I've tried that does not pill up at all while I'm rubbing it in or using my fingers to apply creamy products. It dries relatively matte and totally seamless. The 1.7 ounce bottle is compact and durable, perfect for travel, and there's a 4.2 ounce size for true die-hards.

    Experts at Refinery 29 and product review site Beautypedia also love this stuff and it has a 5 out of 5 rating on Dermstore, based on 100+ reviews. "My main concern which others I've used previously was that they were thick, oily, and white," writes one shopper. "I love that this one is sheer and tinted. It's light and evens out my skin, so much that I even use it as a CC/BB cream."

    Pros: Lightweight, mattifying, water resistant for up to 40 minutes, fragrance-free

    Cons: Pricey

    Buy SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 50 from Dermstore for $34

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