The ethnic diversity of the island nation shines through food during the two-week festivities.NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/21/dining/singapore-lunar-new-year.html Clarissa Wei
February is almost here, meaning it’s almost time for Netflix to roll out new original movies and TV shows for us to binge.New Netflix originals include Tall Girl 2 and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a sequel to the horror classic that brought us Leatherface. Other, films joining the Netflix catalog include The Exorcist, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and The Dark Knight. On the TV front, get ready for Shondaland’s Inventing Anna, Season 2 of Love is Blind (as well as spin-off Love is Blind Japan), and The Cuphead Show!Here’s everything coming to Netflix in February 2022.Top pick: Murderville
Detective Terry Seattle is on the case.
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Meet Terry Seattle (Will Arnett), your new favorite grizzled homicide detective. Every day, Terry partners up with a new celebrity guest to solve a murder case. But it wouldn’t be a whodunit without a killer twist, and Murderville has a big one: None of the celebrities have a script. Instead, each guest has to improvise alongside Terry on their way to catch a killer. The result is a madcap romp through crime scene after crime scene.Joining Arnett in Murderville are guest stars Annie Murphy, Conan O’Brien, Ken Jeong, Kumail Nanjiani, Marshawn Lynch, and Sharon Stone.How to watch: Murderville hits Netflix Feb. 3.MoviesAnaconda (2/1)Anne+: The Film (2/11)Batman Begins (2/1)Bigbug (2/11)Blackhat (2/16)Caddyshack (2/1)Caddyshack 2 (2/1)Child of Kamiari Month (2/8)Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2/15)Countdown (2/1)Despicable Me (2/1)Despicable Me 2 (2/1)Donnie Brasco (2/1)Don’t Kill Me (2/20)Downfall: The Case Against Boeing (2/18)Erax (2/17)Fistful of VengeanceMashable https://mashable.com/article/netflix-february-2022
SAVE $152: As of Jan. 19, HelloFresh is still running a deal for the new year, which nets you 16 free meals, free shipping, and a few extra gifts for a limited time. Claim it and save $152 off the usual price. Planning your meals for the week can be a chore if you aren’t a talented cook. How are we all supposed to know which flavors pair harmoniously with others? How are we supposed to have the mental bandwidth to create new dishes when it’s just so darn easy to make enough pasta to last you through March? If you’re not a culinary genius and need a little assistance with creating this week’s menu, there’s no shame in that, and HelloFresh is a great way to make it happen. For a limited time, the service is offering 16 free meals, free shipping, and a few extra gifts when you sign up.
I used *that* Instagram-famous The Always Pan for a month. Here’s what I thought.
HelloFresh is the semi-lazy chef’s dream. Each week, you’ll get to pick from a diverse menu of food offerings from HelloFresh’s catalog, from comforting soups to fancy steak dinners. Portioned meals will get delivered straight to your door alongside step-by-step instructions, and all you have to do is follow them when you’re ready. Then,Mashable https://mashable.com/deals/jan-19-hellofresh-new-year-deal
Betty White, the legendary Golden Girls actor and comedian, passed away on New Year’s Eve at the age of 99. Today, Jan. 17, would have marked her 100th birthday.Marking the date, fans took to social media to pay tribute to White, sharing messages and images and taking part in the #BettyWhiteChallenge to raise money for animals in honour of her advocacy work. Cincinnati Zoo named a penguin in honour of her Golden Girls character, and Monterey Bay Aquarium named a giving program after her.Google, meanwhile, had its own tribute — an Easter egg for anyone typing the actor’s name into the search bar.
Typing “Betty White” into Google prompts animated rose petals to fall from the top of the screen, before the message “Thank you for being a friend” appears at the bottom. “Thank You For Being A Friend,” recorded by Andrew Gold, is the theme song for The Golden Girls.
Fans and friends remember Betty White, who died at 99
White played Rose Nylund, one of four charactersMashable https://mashable.com/article/google-betty-white-tribute
HBO’s Euphoria is back, and with it came a slew of fashion-forward TikToks. Other notable trends this week include drawing your face to a soothing indie song and admitting something to a soft “yeah.” And why aren’t you in uniform?Euphoria, the dizzying HBO teen drama starring Zendaya, is known for its edgy make-up and outrageous fashion. These students are walking to AP U.S. History dressed like they’re going to a rave! Scratch that: None of these characters are even in APUSH (except for maybe Lexi). The way the teens in Euphoria dress for class has long been fodder for internet jokes — and now it’s the blueprint for a TikTok trend.Videos to the trend all start with someone dressed plainly while the sound of squeaky footsteps plays. Then, the audio “and why aren’t you in uniform?!” appears, and the person walks off camera before reappearing in a Euphoria-inspired outfit. These TikToks are all captioned with some variation of “when you’re leaving for the bus but forget you go to euphoria high school.” The trend is hilarious because it grounds the absurd fashion of Euphoria in the mundanity of the modern high school experience, which only heightens the unrealistic nature of the ‘fits in Euphoria. Not to mention, the idea of “euphoria high school” is funny when you consider it actually has a name. (But don’t expect anyone to remember East Highland High.)The trend is also an opportunity for TikTok users to show off fun, vibrant outfits that they may not get to wear every day. The trend is the perfect combination of humor and glorious fashion moments. Take @kaceystarz’s video for example: The creator first walks out in a boring sweatshirt and jeans before re-entering in an iconic all-pink drag look. So far, the video has amassed over 1.5 million views and accumulatedMashable https://mashable.com/article/euphoria-high-tiktok-trend
Getting a gift of cash via Venmo is great — infinitely better than a gift card — but it’s hard to get appropriately excited and grateful about a row of numbers sandwiched between a rent payment and your share of last night’s pizza tab. So starting Thursday you can “wrap” your Venmo gift payments. It’s still all in the app, but instead of the usual notification of fresh funds in your account it’ll be more festive — even if it’s not your birthday or a holiday. The idea came about after Venmo noticed during the pandemic that more people (almost 60 percent of current customers) were gifting money through Venmo with notes that said things like, “thanks” or “just because,” as a Venmo rep explained in an email. Clearly, Venmo payments were becoming little expressions of love, so gift-wrapping was born.
Notice the new gift-wrap icon?
There are eight different gift-wrap designs with animations to amp up your cute and clever GIF- and emoji-filled note. To send a gift-wrapped Venmo payment you still click the same “Pay or Request” button on the home screen and proceed as usual with a recipient, note, and amount. But before sending it off, you’ll notice a new gift-wrap icon next to the “Pay” button. It’ll be a free feature when it rolls out to American users Thursday.Click that and scroll through the wrapping options (there are currently some designs for the upcoming Lunar New Year) and pick one. You’ll see a preview of theMashable https://mashable.com/article/how-to-gift-wrap-venmo
Save 50%: Ready to take your fitness goals to the next level? The Bowflex BXT6 Treadmill is on sale for just $899.99 at Best Buy, but you won’t want to wait — this 50% savings is on for Jan. 13 only.Of course, we’d all ideally like to keep our New Year’s fitness resolutions, but going to the gym (during a pandemic or not) isn’t always the most appealing activity. Sure, you could get some cardio done outside, but you might have to endure freezing January weather.Home gyms are great, but they can get pricey quickly, unless you come across some killer savings — like, say, a Bowflex treadmill at 50% off. Yes, you read that right. For Jan. 13 only, you can grab the Bowflex BXT6 Treadmill for just $899.99, a $900 markdown, at Best Buy. From its adjustable dumbbells to its weight machines, Bowflex has definitely earned its spot as a big name in home gym equipment. This treadmill in particular deserves some love for a few reasons. Customer review after customer review noted how quiet it is, even when you’re really pushing the motor with a fast sprint. Though sturdy while in use, it’s also easy to move around thanks to its wheels. Finally, its compatibility with the JRNY app means you’ll get access to personalized adaptive workouts (and a year free of your JRNY membership with purchase).Really, the only thing this treadmill is missing is the fancy built-in screen of the newer Bowflex 10, but it does have a space for a phone or tablet right above its LCD screen. Finding any treadmill this decked out under $1,000, Bowflex or not, isn’t too common. So if you’re ready to invest in your home gym, you’ll want to jump on this deal while it lasts for a limitedMashable https://mashable.com/deals/jan-13-bowflex-treadmill
Officials are racing to extinguish a spate of coronavirus infections around the country.NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/10/world/china-covid-omicron-beijing-olympics.html Amy Qin
Another year, another set of health and fitness goals. Ready to kick things into gear? Make sure you’ve got the right fitness tools to start 2022 off on the right foot.Here are a dozen different deals on fitness gear and workout tech to kick off your new year’s resolutions. May the odds be ever in your favor.TREBLAB Z2 Bluetooth 5.0 Noise-Canceling HeadphonesEvery workout needs a soundtrack — and the Z2 Headphones from TREBLAB (which we’ve featured before) will help ensure that soundtrack comes through in crystal-clear, goosebump-inducing quality. With T-Quiet™ active noise-canceling technology and an impressive 35-hour battery life, you can completely get your head in the game without any distractions. Typically $259, you can grab a pair of these top-rated headphones for only $78.99 for a limited time.
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Almost everyone fails at making changes, but it doesn’t have to be that way.NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/08/opinion/new-year-resolutions.html Jane Coaston