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6 Weird Things to Buy on Amazon

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Amazon.com is an absolutely massive market place, filled with countless selections of mostly very useful and practical products. If Amazon.com were a physical store, it would probably be the size of Central Park. So it is no surprise that some truly confusing, unique and strange things get sold there. If you would like to get your hands on some items you’d never think to look for in the first place, read on for our list of Amazon oddities.
 
 
1. Kitchen Art Ham Dogger
You ever have those moments where you’re eating a hamburger, all the while wishing it was shaped like a hot dog? No? Well then the Kitchen Art Ham Dogger isn’t for you. But for those who prefer hamburger ingredients with a hot dog shape, this will be what you have always wanted. This contraption rolls and molds hamburger patties into ¼ lb hotdog shapes. We can’t imagine anyone using this particularly frequently, but you may get some use out of it if you end up with an excess amount of hamburger meat and hot dog buns and a deficiency of hamburger buns.
 
 
2. Unicorn Meat
While scientists are unable to confirm the existence of living unicorns, their meat doesn’t seem to be in short supply. The Amazon listing is sparse with details but the reviews seem to be very positive. There appear to be plenty of folks who have greatly enjoyed their Spam like can of Unicorn meat, despite reports of rainbow colored urine. Each can is sure to contain ingredients like wishes, giggles, stars, sunshine and dreams.
 
But seriously, if you really want to know what the deal is with this Unicorn Meat, you can see an unboxing in the video below. What is contained within the comically decorated tin are plushy versions of chopped up unicorn parts. So if you’re looking for legitimate unicorn meat, you may be disappointed.
 
 
3. Roswell Soil Sample
Here we have perhaps one of the best reasons to pay $15 for a small bag of dirt. This soil sample comes directly from the site of the Roswell UFO incident, where some believe a UFO piloted by extra-terrestrials crashed and was covered up by the United States military. This soil sample may be a significant part of human history. It may contain traces of actual aliens and their space craft. Emphasis on “may”.
 
 
4. Nothing
Do you, for some reason, have to buy a gift for someone you really don’t like? We can’t imagine a more fitting gesture than giving them Nothing. Yes, Nothing is literally nothing. When you purchase Nothing, you will receive some very nice plastic packaging, containing absolutely no actual product. Not much more we can say here as the product we are describing is basically just empty space.
 
 
5. Inflatable Toast
This may be the most baffling thing on our list. While we imagine the other entries have at least some value to some people, this one is truly pointless. Yes, as the name and picture suggest, this is a bit of plastic which inflates to give the appearance of a piece of toast. We have no idea who would have a use for this, or why, but we feel better knowing it exists.
 
 
6. 1 Million Dollar Bills
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be rich beyond your wildest dreams? Now you can have help by buying a stack of one hundred fake 1 Million Dollar Bills. They look exactly like what a one million dollar bill might look like, if such a thing actually existed. We hope anyone buying these fake bills would use them harmlessly, rather than attempting to trick some poor child into selling their bike.
 
 
If you’re enjoying this list, you can take pleasure in the fact that this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are tonnes of other nonsensical, baffling and just plain weird items listed at Amazon including the following:
•Wigs for Dogs
•Tiny Desktop Cannons
•Pillows in the Shape of Body Parts
•Locking Mechanisms for Ice Cream Containers
•Glow in the Dark Toilet Paper
•Steering Wheel Mounted Desks
•Books on How to Swear
•Wolf Urine
•Live Ladybugs
•Disposable Underpants
•Radioactive Uranium
•Caffeinated Soap
•A Pound of Cereal Marshmallows

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Blink-182 overwhelmed by first-ever Grammy nomination

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Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker still can’t believe they’ve been nominated for their first-ever Grammy Award.
 
The rockers dropped their seventh record, titled California, in July (16). It is the first album to feature Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba, who replaced former member Tom DeLonge.
 
Their new material has gone down a hit with fans and has scooped them a nod for the Best Rock Album at the 2017 Grammys, marking the first time the musicians are up for the accolade.
 
“It is a great feeling to be nominated for a Grammy. It’s something I never envisioned was even possible and to have that happen at the end of this year is a huge honour, so gratifying, so amazing,” Mark gushed to Billboard.
 
“It’s unbelievable,” Travis added. “It’s not even something we could have dreamed of. Years ago I was very OK with just being able to play the Grammys with other artists… Then for this, for the band I’ve played in for almost the last 20 years to get nominated, just being nominated I feel like we’ve won, it doesn’t matter if we win. It’s just awesome.”
 
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Travis has drummed during various performances at the event over the years, such as with rappers Eminem, Lil Wayne and Drake in 2010 and Pitbull, Robin Thicke and Joe Perry earlier this year (16).
 
The group toured before California was released, though a few songs had been leaked by the time they were on the road. But that didn’t dampen the group’s spirits, with Travis insisting it actually boosted their morale when on stage.
 
“I think that’s the biggest compliment and reassurance is we’d play our set and people would be screaming and it’d be something like, ‘Play more new s**t,'” he smiled. “That was when we really knew that we won and made an incredible album, when fans that had been with us for years and years came out on this tour and would request more new material.”

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La La Land’s Ending: How Damien Chazelle Pulled It Off

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Very few directors know how to end a movie quite like Damien Chazelle. Think about his tense, conflicting jazz-drummer drama, Whiplash. The back-and-forth between Miles Teller’s student and JK Simmons’ teacher built seamlessly to a live confrontation that ultimately awoke the true genius in Teller’s performer… just as Simmons had been predicting over the course of the entire movie. Chazelle’s latest film, La La Land, has an equally perfect and ridiculously satisfying ending, so when I say down with the filmmaker to talk about his process, I had to ask him how he comes up, with his conclusions, because sticking the landing is a LOT harder to do in a movie than audience members may realize. (Right, Passengers?)
 
The final act of Damien Chazelle’s La La Land takes place five years after the main action of the mesmerizing musical. Mia (Emma Stone), a struggling actress, has finally found success — though her path took her away from Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), the man she was courting during her rough patch. When we catch up with Mia, she’s married to a new man, and while the couple is on the town, they stumble into a jazz club. Sebastian’s jazz club, to be specific. The two haven’t seen each other in five years. Their eyes meet, and as Sebastian plays the piano, we are treated to a heart-wrenching and uplifting montage of the life he and Mia might have lived, if life played out differently.
 

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It’s such a perfectly crafted finale, I had to ask Damien Chazelle if he came up with the ending to La La Land first, and then backfilled his story to make sure that he built to it properly.
 
You can tell that the conclusions of Damien Chazelle’s films are so beautifully constructed and meticulously crafted, a ton of forethought has to go into their plotting and planning, because especially with La La Land, the montage has so many brilliant callbacks to the entirety of the film. We essentially are watching a new cut of the same actions, only with tweaks that would reflect different decisions in Mia and Sebastian’s lives. It’s melodramatic and sad, even though — like their director — they both get to where they are supposed to be going.

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Online Streaming Popularity Dominates Traditional Television

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Move over, CBS: Netflix (NFLX, +1.73%) is currently dominating the television game.

The online streaming service beat out major networks like CBS and ABC to produce the most popular show of 2016: the fourth season of Orange Is the New Black. CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, Netflix’s Stranger Things and Fuller House were next on the list, respectively, with ABC’s Designated Survivor rounding out the top five.

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The data was collected by ratings startup SymphonyAM, which defined popularity by viewership in the first 35 days. The rising popularity of streaming services like Netflix has made judging a show’s viewership on only the first few days after release an inaccurate metric, according to Business Insider.

Netflix itself has always refused to reveal any viewership numbers. SymphonyAM gathered its data from an app that listens to subscribers’ TVs and estimates viewership.

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6 Tips For Staying Fit When Your Schedules Too Packed

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You most likely know that exercising, sleeping and healthy eating should be at the top of your priority list. When you exercise regularly, you’re more positive, energetic, productive and creative. That all translates into making you a more effective entrepreneur who can generate more revenue and create a bigger impact in the world.
 
But maintaining a consistent fitness routine on top of being a productive entrepreneur isn’t a walk in the park (although even that would be better than nothing). A business leader’s average day consists of working from a to-do list, dealing with clients, managing a small team, racing against deadlines and replying to emails — our favorite.
 
It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing there’s no time to have a life beyond work, much less one that carves out time for regular exercise. But personal health doesn’t have to become a daunting task that commands large chunks of your day.
 
As an entrepreneur, you’re adept at using your time and energy in the most efficient way possible. You can apply the same mindset to fitness if you follow these six core principles.

1. Schedule your workout.


 
You schedule doctor appointments, date nights with your significant other (hopefully) and important business meetings. So why not schedule workout time? After all, without personal health, we can’t achieve our best possible versions of ourselves.
 
Outline a weekly schedule and include an exercise block, preferably at the same time each day. Seeing this item regularly on your calendar will decrease the odds that you’ll skip out on a commitment you’ve made to yourself.

2. Sleep smarter.


 
Sleep is your foundation to maintain fitness routines and function at your peak performance level as an entrepreneur. Like workouts, sleep must be scheduled.
 
Studies have shown that healthy sleep habits can help you keep your waistline under control. Sleep also plays a positive role in increasing your creativity, productivity, energy levels and decision-making abilities.
 
What you do in the hour before bed is one of the biggest barriers to attaining quality, consistent sleep. Intelligent sleeping starts with self-discipline. Create sleep rituals to “automate” this important habit.

3. Start a culture of health and fitness at work.


 
It’s no secret that support, accountability and enjoyment increase the likelihood you’ll stick to your goals. However, the
the biggest predictor of success often lies in the quality of your environment.
 
If you spend most of your time in an office, why not make fitness a part of the conversation? Build a health-minded community within your workplace. Unlike friends, whose lifestyles and schedules might be markedly different than yours, colleagues and peers understand the daily demands and intricacies of your work life. These coworkers can provide a solid network of support.
 
You might start with an office-wide weight-loss challenge or a display board to tally the progress toward weekly walking or running goals. You also can turn to the internet health community for support. A wide variety of fitness sites offer sample workout plans and video tutorials. You even can download health and nutrition information to develop homegrown seminars to further educate team members in your office.

4. Get creative and multitask.


 
Many entrepreneurs spend way too much time sitting at their desks and at cafes in meetings. During the busiest of days, separating exercise time from work may not be realistic. Life happens.
 
But it’s still no excuse to skip activity altogether for the day. If work is that hectic, the most logical solution is integrating exercise into your daily workflow.
 
A favorite strategy of mine — famously used by Steve Jobs — is to hold walking meetings. Instead of sitting at the cafe talking, get some activity in while conducting business. Take the stairs, park your car farther from the door, walk to your favorite lunch spot or invest in a treadmill or standing desk.

5. Make high-intensity training your friend.


 
When you’re short on time or traveling frequently, you must maximize every moment. During workouts, focus on quality instead of quantity and prioritize intensity over duration. Choose full body workouts, circuit-training intervals and other high-intensity methods to optimize your workouts. These tactics reduce the time you need in the gym to build muscle and lose fat.

6. Have a Plan B.


 
Whether it’s an impromptu work meeting, traffic on the way home, a family commitment or an unexpected setback on a
project, you will face unforeseen circumstances. Establishing a backup plan ahead of time is essential to fail-proof your fitness.
 
If you can’t make it to the gym for your scheduled session, seek other forms of movement to continue your daily exercise habit. Alternatively, you could invest in some kettlebells or a TRX for some home workouts. Any regular activity is better than nothing.
 
The busy life of an entrepreneur or small-business owner makes it tempting to come up with excuses for diverting your time elsewhere. But achieving healthy fitness levels doesn’t require marathon exercise sessions. At a minimum, 30 minutes can be plenty, and that’s only around 2 percent of your day (nothing in the grand scheme of things).
 
Small, intelligent actions can help you take control of your health and maximize your effectiveness as an entrepreneur.

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Walt Disney Studios Just Shattered A Huge Box Office Record

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Disney may not control the world (yet), but the studio continues to be a powerhouse in Hollywood. The House of Mouse provide a lot of offerings in 2016, from animated tales like Finding Dory to action blockbusters like Captain America: Civil War. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that many of these movies were critically and commercially well received this year, and it paid off for them big time, as Walt Disney Studios has become the first studio to cross $7 billion globally in a year.
 
The company announced their record-breaking achievement today, noting that it was Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s global debut that pushed them over the edge, bringing in over $290 million over it first five days of release globally. Along with the previously mentioned movies, Zootopia, The Jungle Book, Doctor Strange, Moana and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (which was released in December 2015) were crucial to the studio hitting this impressive blockbuster milestone. The press release went on to note that Disney holds five of the top 10 films of the year globally, domestically and internationally. Thanks to their successful 2016, they also now hold five of the top six domestic openings in industry history (four of those being MCU movies), as well as holding four of the top five animated films of all time. Pixar and Marvel Studios also both crossed over $10 billion in “combined lifetimes grosses” for their movies.
 
While 2016 hasn’t been a great year when it came to quality blockbusters, Walt Disney Studios largely managed to soar above all that. Okay, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention Alice Through the Looking Glass, which both underperformed commercially and earned a lot of negative reviews. The BFG’s box office draw also wasn’t as high as expected, though it did earn positive reviews. Still, the positive far outweighed the negatives as far as this studio is concerned. Other Disney movies that came out in 2016 included Pete’s Dragon and Queen of Katwe, both of which did well for themselves critically.
 
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You’d be hard pressed to find someone who didn’t like at least one of the Disney movies that came out this year, whether it was watching a new version of Mowgli’s journey through the jungle or witnessing former surgeon Stephen Strange becoming a powerful conjurer of the mystic arts. Looking ahead, it looks like 2017 could be another excellent year for them, as their heavy hitters include Beauty and the Beast, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Cars 3, Thor: Ragnarok and Star Wars: Episode VIII, among others. Rest assured, if the studio breaks past $8 billion in 2017, we’ll be sure to let you know around this time next year.
 
If you’re looking to add some Disney flair to your moviegoing experience this holiday season, Doctor Strange, Moana and Rogue One are still playing in theaters

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Oprah’s ‘Number One’ Turkey Burger Recipe

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Burgers are best shared with friends, as foodie and newly minted cookbook author Oprah Winfrey sees it.
 
“My friend Gayle [King] is always on a quest for the all-time best burger, and this version is at the top of her list,” Winfrey says of the pretzel turkey burger recipe featured in her new cookbook Food, Health and Happiness, and in the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.
 

 
The Weight Watchers shareholder is testament to the idea that eating healthy does not mean skimping on her favorites, losing 42.5 pounds in 2016 (without giving up bread, of course.)
 
For easy preparation, Winfrey suggests using a Microplane to quickly grate the garlic, which she also uses for shaving hard cheeses. It “grates it so fine and airy that a little goes a long way!,” she says.
 

Oprah Winfrey’s Pretzel Turkey Burger


 
Serves 4
 
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tbsp. mango chutney
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. sea salt
½ tsp. curry powder
½ tsp. chipotle chili powder
2 garlic cloves, grated
½ Gala apple, coarsely chopped
1 scallion, coarsely chopped
1½ lbs. ground dark-meat turkey
1 tsp. canola oil
4 pretzel buns, toasted
 
1. Process cilantro, mango chutney, soy sauce, salt, curry powder, chipotle chili powder, garlic, apple and scallion in a food processor until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes, stopping to scrape sides as needed.
 
2. Combine apple mixture and turkey in a large bowl, and mix with hands until thoroughly combined. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, and form each into a loose ball. Pat balls lightly to flatten into ¾-inch-thick patties. Let patties stand at room temperature until they have lost their chill, 15 to 20 minutes.
 
3. Heat a large, heavy skillet, preferably cast-iron, over medium. Add oil, and swirl to coat; add patties. Cook until browned on both sides and a thermometer inserted in center of each patty registers 165°, about 6 minutes per side. Remove from skillet, and serve on pretzel buns with your choice of toppings and condiments.
 
Active time: 25 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes

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Selena Gomez Loves The Weeknd More Than She Ever Loved Bieber

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It’s only been a week since we first learned that Selena Gomez and The Weeknd are dating, but it seems like the new couple is already getting serious.
 
Sources say the young singers have been spending as much time together as they can, and Selena is reportedly head over heels for her new dude.
 
In fact, she’s reportedly already experiencing stronger feelings for The Weeknd than she ever did for any of her previous boyfriends, including her most famous ex …
 

 
We’re talking, of course, about DJ Zedd.
 
We kid.
 
Despite her many career successes, Selena is likely as well-known for her relationship with Justin Bieber as she is for her music.
 
But while pop music fans and gossip hounds have a hard time leaving Jelena in the past, Ms. Gomez appears to have no trouble moving on.
 

 
A source with the annoying habit of toggling back and forth between The Weeknd’s stage moniker and his real name, Abel Tesfaye, recently told Hollywood Life that Selena is so head-over-heels that she’s basically all “Justin who?” these days:
 
“Selena is feeling things she never felt before with The Weeknd,” says the insider.
 
“The relationship with Abel is fresh and new for Selena, but she can tell things are completely different from any of her previous relationships.”
 
Last year, Selena checked into rehab in order to receive treatment for a number of emotional issues.
 

 
The source says her relationship with The Weeknd/Abel has been instrumental in helping Selena turn the corner with regard to her mental health.
 
“For the first time in a long time, Selena has her confidence back and she credits that to having Abel in her life,” the insider says.
 
“She is healthier than she has been in a long time and having an honest relationship has a lot to do with her feeling so strong.
 
“Abel makes Selena feel secure and she sees this as her first mature relationship as an adult.”
 

 
For his part, Justin is hooking up with Kourtney Kardashian again, which makes this whole situation even weirder.
 
24-year-old Selena thinks he’s too immature for an adult relationship, but 37-year-old mother of three Kourtney apparently just can’t keep away from the dude.
 
This may be proof that even “the smart Kardashian” can’t match Selena in terms of emotional intelligence.

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Watch Mariah Carey Diss Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande: ‘I don’t know her’

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Carey revives her classic line during a new interview on Andy Cohen’s chatshow.
 
 
Mariah Carey has directed her infamous “I don’t know her” line at Demi Lovato in a new interview.
 
During a German TV interview well over a decade ago, Carey was asked about fellow pop singer Jennifer Lopez, with whom she is rumoured to have a long-running feud. “I don’t know her,” Carey replied matter-of-factly.
 
The line has since been embraced by fans as a classic example of “throwing shade”. It’s appeared on T-shirts, been turned into a long-running internet meme, and even had club nights named after it.
 

 
These days, Carey is clearly aware of the line’s popularity. Asked on camera about Lopez last year, she replied knowingly: “I still don’t know her.”
 
During an appearance on Andy Cohen’s chatshow Watch What Happens Live on Sunday night (December 18), Carey revived the line again when she was asked about Demi Lovato, who has called her treatment of Lopez “nasty”.
 
“I don’t know her either,” Carey replied. “And so I wouldn’t say anything to her. She should come up, introduce herself to me, say, ‘Here’s my opinion, what do you think about it?’ That’s how you handle shit, OK?”
 

 
Later in the interview, Carey also claimed not to be aware of Ariana Grande, whose debut album was frequently compared to Carey’s classic ’90s hits. “Honestly, I’m not familiar – I listen to hip-hop more than I listen to pop music,” Carey said.

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Dior Homme SS17 Featuring A$AP Rocky

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The rapper and high fashion icon A$AP Rocky teams up with Dior for another ad campaign for their SS17 collection. Rocky landed Dior Homme last season sporting a number of looks including their eye-catching scarlet trench coat.

For this SS17 collection, the New York rapper is now wearing some outrageous embroidered trousers, a tailored jacket with tracksuit style stripes, and markings across the shoulders.

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Along with Rocky there are 3 others apart of the campaign including Boy George, Ernest Klimko, and Rami Malek. Check out the more from Dior Homme’s SS17 collection here