The 3 Books I Read This Past Week

August 10, 2018

Welcome to my weekly Book-ish post where I share what I’ve been reading and watching recently. If you missed it, you can see my Reading Goals for 2018 and 44 Books I Plan to Read This Year.  (Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, and we will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking through our links. Read our disclosure policy here.) And it’s week #3 of reading…


The internet can’t stop talking about these leggings made of recycled water bottles — and now I understand why

July 25, 2018

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Girlfriend Collective I own nearly 20 pairs of black leggings, but Girlfriend Collective's classic high-rise has been my all-time favorite for two years now. Girlfriend Collective leggings are made from a flattering and helpful compression material that never pills. The well-placed seams elongate…


Melania Trump returns to US-Mexico border to visit immigrant children — this time without a controversial jacket

July 22, 2018

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster First Lady Melania Trump returned to the US-Mexico border on Wednesday for the second time since her husband President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end the separation of migrant families. On her first trip to the border, the first lady wore a jacket with “I really don’t care, do u?” written on the back that overshadowed her visit. TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Melania Trump returned to…


Kate Spade’s close friend and business partner says the late designer left 4 seasons of completed work for her handbag company

July 13, 2018

Facebook/Frances Valentine Kate Spade was found dead by suicide in her apartment in New York City on June 5. She was 55. She leaves behind her husband, Andy Spade, and a 13-year-old daughter, Frances Beatrix Spade. Kate had not been part of her namesake handbag label for more than a decade, but she was at the helm of a new accessories business she and Andy founded in 2015, called Frances…


A top Japanese politician called people ‘selfish’ for opting not to have kids

July 9, 2018

Junko Kimura/Getty Images A top Japanese lawmaker called people who opt not to have kids “selfish,” as Japan’s birth rates have continued to plummet.  The politician said in order for everyone in Japan to be happy, people need to have more children.  Japan’s population is facing a demographic time bomb, with its elderly population growing older and its younger generations continuing to shrink.    A top Japanese lawmaker called people…


You might see lots of digital mashups of your favorite TV shows now that AT&T owns Time Warner

July 3, 2018

AT&T won approval to merge with Time Warner last week.  America’s largest telecom will now own premium Time Warner content like HBO and TNT. Now that the $85 billion megamerger has officially come to a close, consumers may soon see changes to content offerings, Jason Leigh, a research analyst at IDC, told Business Insider. AT&T and Time Warner won a landmark ruling last week, allowing their merger to continue without conditions. The merger joins…


All the details of Quentin Tarantino’s new movie, which stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie

June 29, 2018

Isaac Brekken/Getty Images Quentin Tarantino announced earlier this year that Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio would be starring in his upcoming ninth film, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” which partly involves the Manson Family murders. Last month, Tarantino and DiCaprio teased a few details about the film at the Las Vegas industry event CinemaCon, and Margot Robbie confirmed to IndieWire that she was playing the role of actor Sharon…