Sarah Michelle Gellar makes a horror movie parody for Olay. Jeff Bridges and Sarah Jessica Parker tout Stella Artois . Steve Carrell hawks Pepsi. Star power abounds in this year's Super Bowl ads. Advertisers are hoping to provide some welcome distraction and entertainment as economic fears persist and the nation's political climate remains sharply divided. As much as this year's Super Bowl will be a battle on the field between the New England Patriots and the L.A. Rams, it will be a battle between advertisers over who gets the buzz — and who gets forgotten. Celebrities are a relatively safe bet to garner goodwill from Super Bowl viewers who aren't looking to be lectured at. There has been a retreat from more overtly political ads that were seen during the 2017 Super Bowl from such companies as 84 Lumber and Airbnb . New England punched their ticket to Superbowl LIII with an overtime victory. (Published Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019) "The big theme is a return to light-hearted humor," … [Read more...] about Super Bowl Ads Offer Simple Escapism With Star Power
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Nellie Bowles, New York Times 6:58 am PDT, Friday, August 24, 2018 FILE-- Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, had a difficult relationship with her father. FILE-- Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, had a difficult relationship with her father. Photo: Wikimedia Commons FILE-- In this April 24, 1984 file photo, Steve Jobs, left, chairman of Apple Computers, John Sculley, center, president and CEO, and Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, unveil the new Apple IIc computer in San Francisco. less FILE-- In this April 24, 1984 file photo, Steve Jobs, left, chairman of Apple Computers, John Sculley, center, president and CEO, and Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, unveil the new Apple IIc computer in San ... more Photo: Sal Veder, Associated Press Click through this slideshow to see Steve Jobs … [Read more...] about In ‘Small Fry,’ Steve Jobs Comes Across as a Jerk. His Daughter Forgives Him. Should We?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by The rise of the new “attention economy.” ByCasey Schwartz Aug. 14, 2018 It was the big tech equivalent of “drink responsibly” or the gambling industry’s “safer play”; the latest milestone in Silicon Valley’s year of apology. Earlier this month, Facebook and Instagram announced new tools for users to set time limits on their platforms, and a dashboard to monitor one’s daily use, following Google’s introduction of Digital Well Being features. In doing so the companies seemed to suggest that spending time on the internet is not a desirable, healthy habit, but a pleasurable vice: one that if left uncontrolled may slip into unappealing addiction. Having secured our attention more completely than ever dreamed, they now are carefully admitting … [Read more...] about Finding It Hard to Focus? Maybe It’s Not Your Fault
A year ago Sunday, crowds of far-right and white supremacist protesters descended on Charlottesville, Virginia. They marched toward a statue of confederate General Robert E. Lee carrying tiki torches, swastikas and semi-automatic rifles and chanting slogans like “White lives matter” and “Jews will not replace us!” By the end of the day, Heather Heyer was dead, mowed down by a white supremacist who drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters. When the nation turned to President Donald Trump, he provoked outrage by declaring that there are “very fine people on both sides.” A year later, we’ve asked some of the most thoughtful people we know—from historians to a former CIA director to researchers of extremism—to put this shocking moment in context: What did Charlottesville change? Was it a moment of reckoning for our society? Did it fracture the movement known as the “alt-right,” or did it strengthen it? As new crowds … [Read more...] about What Charlottesville Changed
OK, here's the truth: Not all men are born with good looks and charm. In fact, lots of guys are born with neither. But does that mean you're fated to spend your life alone in your apartment, with only Netflix and your dog to keep you company? Absolutely not. The truth is that while looks do matter to men and women alike, it's far from the most important thing when it comes to finding a partner. The science of sexual attraction is a complex one that involves multiple different factors, from the way you smell to the shape of your jaw to even the color of the shirt you're wearing. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Though you may not exactly bear a resemblance to Ryan Gosling or possess the silver tongue of, uh, Ryan Gosling, there are still plenty of ways to make yourself more attractive. Here are 17 strategies to attracting the partner of your dreams, whether in the club, in the park, or on an online dating app.1. Travel with an entourage If you're headed out on the town, grab a … [Read more...] about 15 Ways to Be More Attractive, According to Science