I will forever embrace the teen angst of 2000s pop punk

Mashable - Thu, 11/26/2020 - 12:00

Welcome to No Shame November! This week we're diving into the pop culture we love that society tells us we shouldn't.

I'm pretty sure 2000s pop punk is the only thing that got me through my teenage years, and it's still helping me through life now.

The music of this era came from bands — now with matured sounds — like Fall Out Boy, Paramore, and Panic! At the Disco. It was known for its upbeat tempos, blaring guitars, moody vocals, and adolescent themes. It was hated on for being too depressing, too whiny, too hardcore, and not hardcore enough. The music was often plagued by vaguely misogynistic lyrics, and the subculture surrounding it contained far too few bands led by women and people of color and far too many men who abused their power to harm vulnerable fans. Read more...

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Shudder's gory 'The Pale Door' trailer splices witches with western outlaws

Mashable - Thu, 11/26/2020 - 11:16

There are a desert-load of great western movies out there, and there are also more awesome witch flicks than you can shake a broomstick at. But what if you want both at the same time?

Enter The Pale Door. Aaron B Koontz' latest Shudder offering takes real 19th century outlaws the Dalton Gang and places them in a coven masquerading as a brothel. The result is a mashup of gunslingers and witches that we never knew we needed, the trailer for which suggests gore and action aplenty.

If you're worried the concept sounds too ridiculous, you probably needn't be. If this film's anything like the tone of Koontz' previous Shudder offering, Scare Package, then it's unlikely to take itself too seriously and should hopefully be a lot of fun. Read more...

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Add your favorite apps to any TV with Fire TV and Roku devices on sale for Black Friday

Mashable - Thu, 11/26/2020 - 11:08

Save up to $20: Turn any TV into a smart TV with streaming sticks from Amazon and Roku on sale for Black Friday.

Streaming has saved our ass this year.

And after steamrolling through so much content, finding new stuff to fill your time this socially-distant winter might require signing up for a new streaming service. Black Friday is the best time to do so (Sling TV and Peacock are both having Black Friday sales), and is also the best time to invest in a streaming device to keep all of those apps organized — or make it possible to access them on an old TV that previously couldn't get on the internet.  Read more...

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Need a new bed? These are the best Black Friday mattress deals.

Mashable - Thu, 11/26/2020 - 11:07

Long weekends like Memorial Day are usually the best times to buy a mattress because they're notorious for great deals. But this Black Friday, we're seeing some pretty impressive mattress sales.

Some companies are offering big chunks of change off their mattress prices while others throw in bonus accessories for free — and some are even doing both. You'll also find a few sitewide sales so you can save on more than just mattresses.

These are the companies with the best Black Friday mattress deals:


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Purple is known for its grid mattresses that are designed to hug every curve of your body. Its mattresses are up to $200 off for Black Friday, and you can save even more if you tack on a bundle of accessories. Depending on the combo you choose, you can save up to $400 on a mattress and accessories. Read more...

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Snuggle away your 2020 stress with a weighted blanket on sale for Black Friday

Mashable - Thu, 11/26/2020 - 11:06

Here are the top Black Friday deals on weighted blankets to keep you calm and cozy as of Nov. 26:

We don't need to tell you that everyone has been through a lot this year. If you're still feeling tense and stressed like the rest of us, it's time to invest a little in your self-care. A weighted blanket can really help you unwind after a long day (year) and make you feel like you're wrapped in a big, warm hug. Read more...

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From Hulu to Apple Music, here are the best streaming deals of Black Friday 2020

Mashable - Thu, 11/26/2020 - 11:05

Here are the best Black Friday deals on streaming services and subscriptions as of Nov. 26:

  • BEST TV/MOVIE STREAMING DEAL: Hulu — $1.99/month for 12 months

  • BEST MUSIC STREAMING DEAL: Apple Music — get four months free through Best Buy

As we all prepare to hunker down hard for winter, the holiday season's streaming deals couldn't have arrived at a better moment.

This Black Friday (like many Black Fridays before it) has brought us some of the biggest discounts of the year on services like Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Apple Music, Tidal, and Audible. For those of you keeping up at home, a few of them are repeats from last year, including the former's offer of $2/month for an annual plan — not that you'll catch us complaining. Read more...

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Get flying: These DIY building block drones are on sale

Mashable - Thu, 11/26/2020 - 11:00

Who says adults can't get toys for Christmas?

These LEGO-esque DIY drones are the epitome of fun for all ages. They sold out fast last year, so stock up quickly and be sure to enter code BFSAVE20 to get an extra 20% off the discounted prices, active as of Nov. 26.

Check out all 10 options below:

The Classic

DIY Building Block Drone Classic — $27.99 See Details

The Racer

DIY Building Block Fly & Drive Drone (Racing) — $27.99 See Details Read more...

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35 Black Friday deals on Apple devices and accessories

Mashable - Thu, 11/26/2020 - 11:00

This Black Friday, grab deals on iMacs, MacBooks, Mac Minis, and Apple accessories that you won't want to pass up. 

While some of these products are brand new, others are certified refurbished — but don't let that stop you. These refurbished products are certified by professionals to work extremely well, though they may have a few scuffs or cosmetic scratches. What do you get in return? A great product at a great price.

Here are 35 great deals on Apple products and accessories as of Nov. 26.


A worthy addition to your WFH setup, the iMac delivers a grand desktop experience.

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9 DNA kits (for humans and pets) on sale for Black Friday

Mashable - Thu, 11/26/2020 - 11:00

DNA kits are set to be a popular holiday gift again this year, so we've compiled some options on sale — both for humans and for pets.

Whether you want to explore your own ancestry or figure out what breed your dog actually is, here are nine worthy kits on sale in honor of Black Friday. 

Though they were priced well to begin with, you can save an extra 20% by entering code BFSAVE20 at checkout. Prices are active as of Nov. 26.

For Humans Vitagene DNA Ancestry Test Kit and Health Plan Voucher

This kit is designed to help you come up with "actionable health plans" that are right for you. (Of course, you should always consult with a physician first and foremost.) Normally, it costs $99, but with code BFSAVE20, you can get it on sale for $63.99. Read more...

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You can buy a Fitbit on sale for Black Friday right now

Mashable - Thu, 11/26/2020 - 11:00

The best Black Friday deals on Fitbits that you can shop now:

OUR TOP PICK: Fitbit Charge 4 — save $50

BEST SAVINGS: Fitbit Ionic Watch — save $61

BEST WITH ALEXA: Fitbit Versa 2 — save $50

We know, we know. The holidays give us all excuses to plant ourselves on the couch eating Thanksgiving leftovers and watching every Christmas episode of Friends, but just because we can make excuses to spend our day that way doesn't mean we should. If you want to get a head start on one of your New Year's resolutions, how about trading your TV remote in for a dumbbell? 

If you need some extra motivation to take that step, as most of us do, a Fitbit can be the workout buddy you didn't know you needed. Thankfully, Amazon and plenty of others have started their Black Friday sales early. Whichever Fitbit model you choose, you'll be able to take advantage of heart rate tracking, sleep tracking, built-in goal-based exercise modes, and so much more. Read more...

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Space out in a zero-gravity massage chair that's over 65% off

Mashable - Thu, 11/26/2020 - 11:00

TL;DR: Give yourself a reason to relax with a Zenith Plus 3D Zero Gravity Massage Chair for $3,199.20, a 65% savings as of Nov. 26. 

We’ve all been through the wringer this year. And all that stress and anxiety can take a major toll not just on our mental health, but also on our physical health. That means aches, pains, and general discomfort.

This Black Friday, save over 65% on this zero-gravity massage chair. This thing is a futuristic spa experience — it delivers targeted, deep massage using an L-shaped massage roller, multiple foot rollers, and more. Plus, its zero-gravity function positions the feet above the head to take stress off your lower back and improve circulation. There’s even a built-in USB MP3 player for you to play some comforting tunes while you space out. Read more...

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Save an extra 40% on these 5 great password managers

Mashable - Thu, 11/26/2020 - 11:00

It's hard to remember your passwords, especially if they're as strong as they should be.

If you want to keep your passwords secure without constantly having to reset them, you need a password manager. Luckily, we're compiled five worthy options on sale for Black Friday (as of Nov. 26). Just enter code BFSAVE40 to save an extra 40%. 

Lifetime Subscriptions Sticky Password Premium: Lifetime Subscription

Once you're logged in to your device, Sticky Password will automatically save and fill all of your passwords across the web, and you can choose between cloud-based or local device storage for your password library. As with most password managers, you'll only be responsible for remembering one master password that unlocks access to the rest. Read more...

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Hulu deal: A full year of streaming is only $1.99 per month

Mashable - Thu, 11/26/2020 - 09:01

SAVE $4 PER MONTH: From Nov. 26 through Nov. 30, subscribe to Hulu for just $1.99 per month for 12 months, and get access to all your favorite shows and movies. 

Just in time for a winter where pretty much everyone will be cozied up indoors, Hulu's Black Friday deal is live. Through 11:59 p.m. PST on Nov. 30, new and eligible returning subscribers can sign up for year-long access to the streaming platform for just $1.99 per month for 12 months. If you're still riding out last year's Black Friday deal though, don't get too excited — eligible returning customers are those who have canceled their subscription three or more months ago.  Read more...

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Comic for November 25, 2020

Dilbert - Thu, 11/26/2020 - 08:59
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Face Career Uncertainty with a Plan

Havard Management Tip of the Day - Thu, 11/26/2020 - 08:00

Uncertainty can make us cling to the familiar, especially when it comes to our careers. But it’s also an opportunity to expand our mindsets and explore new avenues for growth. Start by imagining a wide range of possible futures — even ones that may seem intimidating or downright terrifying. If you’re looking for work, for example, consider planning for a future in which you’re unemployed for twice as long as you expect, or one in which your spouse also loses their job. These possibilities aren’t fun to think about, but knowing how you’d handle them will make you feel more secure, prepared, and confident. On the flip side, imagine your best possible future, challenging any assumptions like “I’m just not cut out for management.” Think beyond your past experience and outside of your current industry to explore new arenas and emerging trends. Next, identify and develop the skills that are most relevant to your future. Take classes, reach out to friends and mentors for advice, and try to practice these skills in your current role, even if they’re not part of your job description. Finally — and most importantly — start small. Break down big, long-term goals into small sub-tasks that you can knock out in a day or two. There’s no running away from uncertainty. You might as well face it with a plan.

This tip is adapted from "5 Strategies for Reinventing Your Career in Uncertain Times," by David Lancefield and Dorie Clark

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Take your gaming to the next level with the best deals on monitors this Black Friday

Mashable - Thu, 11/26/2020 - 06:15

SAVE UP TO 20%: PC monitors from brands like Samsung, LG, and HP are on sale for Black Friday, saving you up to 20% on list price.

Gaming is about so much more than the console, controller, and game. Obviously, all of this is important, but the visuals are also key. 

Amazon has launched a wide range of deals on monitors as part of its Black Friday Week sale, meaning you can take your gaming experience to the next level for less. You can find deals on all the biggest brands, including the likes of Samsung, LG, HP, and Dell.

SEE ALSO: Unlock American Netflix from anywhere in the world with PureVPN Read more...

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Save up to 50% in the sexiest Black Friday sale

Mashable - Thu, 11/26/2020 - 06:10

SAVE UP TO 50%: Get up to 50% off sex toys and lingerie this Black Friday from Lovehoney.

Every brand and retailer competes for their moment in the spotlight at this time. Black Friday is a competitive game, and everyone must battle to win.

We're not saying that Lovehoney's Black Friday sale is the best of the bunch, but it might win the award for the sexiest sale of the year. This isn't a real award, but maybe it should be?

SEE ALSO: MasterClass is giving subscribers an extra annual membership for free this Black Friday

There are absolutely loads of Black Friday deals available on Lovehoney, and you can save up to 50% on a wide range of sex toys and lingerie sets. You can pick up the Lovehoney Classic Magic Wand Vibrator for £29.99, the Lovehoney Dream Rabbit Vibrator for £27.99, and much more. All of these are available until midnight on Nov. 29. Read more...

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Save over £100 on data security you can rely on this Black Friday

Mashable - Thu, 11/26/2020 - 06:05

SAVE 72%: A three-year subscription to TunnelBear is on sale for £2.09 per month for Black Friday, saving you 72% on list price.

There are absoutely loads of VPNs out there nowadays, but which services can you actually rely on to protect your identity and data? The best VPNs will be stacked with advanced security features, but this type of service usually costs a little more than the more basic options.

That's why it's so important to invest in cybersecurity around Black Friday, because the best services drop their prices for a limited time. You can save on all the leading services right now, including top names like ExpressVPN, PureVPN, and TunnelBear. Read more...

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Take back your privacy with up to 50% off secure email for Black Friday

Mashable - Thu, 11/26/2020 - 06:00

SAVE UP TO 50%: A one-year subscription to ProtonMail Plus is on sale for £2.90 per month for Black Friday.

We're not trying to tell you how to live your life, but you really should consider investing in cybersecurity. Your identity protection and data security is important, and the online world can be a dangerous place full of hackers, viruses, and other threats.

Fortunately for you, there are plenty of impressive deals available on secure email, VPNs, and more cybersecurity services around Black Friday. You can secure your online world for less with deals on all the leading online security providers. Read more...

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