Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on the streaming wars and a poor Q2: ‘Our position is excellent’

Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images People love a good fight, and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he believes the looming streaming wars will be a major net positive for every player entering the space. It’s a positive sentiment — one that comes just a couple of hours after Netflix posted a troublesome earnings report. The company lost subscribers in its American market for the first time since 2011, seeing a drop of roughly 130,000 paid accounts. Although the company added 2.7 million subscribers globally, that’s only half of what executives predicted they would see. The concerning earnings report led to conversations among analysts and reporters about whether Netflix executives… Read More

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13 Latinx-Owned Beauty Brands To Support Right Now

There’s been a wave of international influence on the American beauty market in the last few years. From K-beauty skin care to French-girl makeup, brands from all over the world have been appearing in our favorite U.S. stores, consuming our Instagram feeds, and inspiring new beauty trends. And as unique beauty communities get more attention in the beauty aisle, we’re seeing an uptick in brands owned by Latinx men and women. The Latinx community prides itself in having a strong connection to la belleza. And it has given birth to some of the most talented makeup and hair artists and created some of the best beauty hacks. But before now,… Read More

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Here Comes The Chonk: Study Shows Cats Are Getting Fatter

Everyone loves fat cats. You can snuggle your face into their little tummies. Roll them around on the floor. Gently tap them like you’re playing the bongos. Watch them fill boxes like they are liquid. Just me? Well if you also love fat cats, you’re in luck — it turns out our cats are getting a little bit bigger on average, according to a new study out of the University of Guelph. Researchers looked at veterinary office weight measurements from over 19 million cats between 1981 and 2016. They tracked typical weight loss and gain over a cat’s lifetime and found that felines today are, on average, about a quarter… Read More

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Scheer: Canada’s Food Guide Is ‘Ideologically-Driven,’ Doesn’t Reflect Science

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has vowed to review Canada’s food guide if his party forms government after the election, claiming the current version “seems to be ideologically-driven by people who have a philosophical perspective” and “bias” against milk. Scheer made the pledge to a room of dairy farmers in Saskatoon, Sask. on Wednesday. It was one of two election promises he made to the agricultural crowd. “The process was flawed. Complete lack of consultation,” Scheer said of the discussions that led to the revamped food guide unveiled earlier this year. The guide earned swift criticism from the Dairy Farmers of Canada after milk was replaced by water as… Read More

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I’m A Fashion Writer Who Bikes To Work — & This Is What I Wear

Disclaimer! I am not an expert biker. I don’t know how to change a tire; I’ve never touched a “fixie”; I just learned about hand signals, and I am probably still doing them wrong. However, I should probably put my feelings of imposter syndrome aside (said every woman at some point in her life), because, despite these shortcomings, I do ride my bike every single day. Mostly because I am convinced it’s the best way to get around. You burn calories with out burning fuel, and if you’re biking in a city, you’re probably getting to your destination faster than anyone stuck on the subway or sitting in traffic. As… Read More

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20 Leave-In Conditioners To Keep Your Hair On Point This Summer

Hot tools can do a number on your hair — and that’s true no matter your texture, affinity for trying new colors, or the season. That’s why leave-in conditioners are a godsend, particularly for natural, curly, and color-treated strands, because they can help save you from a world of damage. While liquid formulations typically get a bad rap during colder months because they can harden (making hair brittle and prone to breakage), they’re perfect for the more hospitable seasons — so, whenever it’s not freezing cold outside. And while the handy product won’t make your overall routine any less time-consuming, by making your hair more manageable, it will making getting… Read More

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