Bleacher Report
36 minutes
Every NFL team enters the offseason with plans. Those plans may be brilliant, foolish, patient, premature, meticulous or misguided. Ideally, there is one master plan, but sometimes a team has two or three plans, with the owner, general manager and coach paddling the canoe in different directions. Even the best-laid plans are often revised or thrown out the window the moment the Patriots call with a trade offer or the rookie GM discovers just how much it costs to sign a fullback. But no matter how different each plan may be in the details, all NFL offseason strategies fall into seven basic categories. With free agency winding down, it's time to find out just what kind of offseason your favorite team is experiencing. Yes, the draft could change things, and there are still some Hall of Famers on the unemployment line. But when a team falls into one of these seven "modes," it's likely to stay there until the day training camp opens.
How Sweet It Is
an hour
How thirsty is your Thursday? We're taking a slight break from our cocktails this week so I can tell you about one of the smoothies I am living and dying over today. If I'm not making a pitaya smoothie every day, I'm making this one! It's pretty and golden and tastes like sunshine. Or so I pretend. Even though last night it went down to 14 degrees (WHAT?), we are in full blown smoothie mode here. Max doesnt want to touch a vegetable at the moment (um, where did he get that gene?) so making a smoothie each day is how I assure he is at least getting SOME sort of veg in his diet. Eddie is still making his smoothie each morning too and would you believe that our Vitamix actually BROKE the other day? It just stopped working. I wanted to cry. All those shoes I could have bought with that money. And me? Well, I’ve been on such a ginger kick lately. It’s not always my favorite flavor (though I wont kick a piece of candied ginger out of bed… it’s so good) but a few weeks ago, I had a pineapple ginger juice that was UNREAL.
TIME - Global Spin
an hour
As things stand, neither diplomacy nor sanctions seem likely to derail the Norths nuclear program. So regime change looks more and more attractive. But better that it come from within. Given Kims reckless habitsdrinking and driving are two of his favorite pastimesa self-inflicted biological solution is more than possible. So is the chance that an insider will finally get angry enough to take him out, never mind the consequences. Treverton, the former chair of the U.S. National Intelligence Council, is executive adviser to SM&A Corporation China needs to get serious By Victor Cha For decades, China has played a smoke-and-mirrors game on North Korea that traps the U.S. in doomed negotiations that spare Beijing a near-term crisis on its border, but kicks the can down the road on the larger problem. Chinas gambit has undercut U.
Techradar
an hour
Digital Trends
4 hours
Despite the impressive stabilization tech in today's cameras, there are times when you need a tripod. We've rounded up seven of our favorites, each of which has its own unique approach to keeping your camera steady. The post Keep your camera still with our 7 favorite tripods appeared first on Digital Trends .
Sputnik International
4 hours
Politico
12 hours
The group, which included King and Freedom Caucus members Jody Hice and Ted Yoho, were shown into the Cabinet Room for the meeting. The Oval Office, they were told by staff, couldnt hold that many members. But when Trump arrived and found out most of them had never seen the most famous office in the world, he ushered them into the Oval Office and insisted they meet there. This seems to be one of Trump's favorite moves, White House officials said. After insisting King sit in the chair reserved for Pence, they went around the room and introduced themselves, said how they would vote on the bill and why. The first few were all answers Trump wanted to hear. Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), a Ryan loyalist, told Trump he was a firm yes because he believes the bill will lower the cost of health care. Then, Trump got to some harder answers. Hice and Yoho both told Trump they were opposed because the bill wouldn't lower premiums enough.
Politico
13 hours
The group, which included King and Freedom Caucus members Jody Hice and Ted Yoho, were shown into the Cabinet Room for the meeting. The Oval Office, they were told by staff, couldnt hold that many members. But when Trump arrived and found out most of them had never seen the most famous office in the world, he ushered them into the Oval Office and insisted they meet there. This seems to be one of Trump's favorite moves, White House officials said. After insisting King sit in the chair reserved for Pence, they went around the room and introduced themselves, said how they would vote on the bill and why. The first few were all answers Trump wanted to hear. Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), a Ryan loyalist, told Trump he was a firm yes because he believes the bill will lower the cost of health care. Then, Trump got to some harder answers. Hice and Yoho both told Trump they were opposed because the bill wouldn't lower premiums enough.
NFL
14 hours
Politico
14 hours
It was pitch-perfect political theater, the kind that politicians pay public relations firms millions of dollars to orchestrate: Preet Bharara, defying an order by the President of the United States, all but daring Trump to fire him. Even better, the whole thing was wrapped in confusion, playing out in conflicting reports that dropped late at night over the course of several days. And it ended when Bharara took to Twitter, Trump’s favorite medium, to grab control of the narrative. “I did not resign,” he wrote. “Moments ago I was fired.” “It was unbelievable how he played that,” said longtime political operative in New York and friend of Bharara’s said once it was over. “You couldnt help but watch and think, ‘My god is he good at this.’” And suddenly the question that has been whispered about in New York political circles for years was everywhere: What’s next for Preet? A hard-charging US attorney beloved by the press and political reformers in both parties, Bharara has been rumored as a potential New York governor, or a mayor.
TIME - Top Stories
15 hours
It's been a running joke for years that singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and actor Rupert Grint bear an uncanny resemblance. So while Sheeran dominates radio waves and Grint makes his acting comeback with TV series Snatch , the two are battling it out to be the public's favorite British ginger celebrityespecially because they get mixed up all the time. In the latest round of this famous doppelgänger smackdown, Grint made an appearance on MTV's After Hoursas Sheeran. In the comedic skit, however, Grint realizes he can't go through with the charade of being Ed Sheeran any longer. The truth is, Ed isn't real. My name is Rupert Grint, he confesses to shocked fans. After Potter, all I wanted to do was stretch myself. Create some real magic. So I created a character. He'd have the voice of an angel, and possibly wispy facial hair.
TIME - Top Stories
15 hours
It's been a running joke for years that singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and actor Rupert Grint bear an uncanny resemblance. So while Sheeran dominates radio waves and Grint makes his acting comeback with TV series Snatch , the two are battling it out to be the public's favorite British ginger celebrityespecially because they get mixed up all the time. In the latest round of this famous doppelgänger smackdown, Grint made an appearance on MTV's After Hoursas Sheeran. In the comedic skit, however, Grint realizes he can't go through with the charade of being Ed Sheeran any longer. The truth is, Ed isn't real. My name is Rupert Grint, he confesses to shocked fans. After Potter, all I wanted to do was stretch myself. Create some real magic. So I created a character. He'd have the voice of an angel, and possibly wispy facial hair.
NFL
16 hours
ABC News - Entertainment
17 hours
Oliver Whitlow's favorite thing is to rest his head on his large Goldendoodle named Leo.
Vanity Fair
17 hours
CNN
17 hours
Variety
17 hours
Over the past decade, Israel has become a booming hub for creativity and the arts, from its hearty and lush technology sector to its rash of wildly successful television series being sold for adaptation to media markets around the world, including studios and production companies in the U.S., Japan, Russia, and South America. For Haim... Read more »
Mashable
17 hours
Over the course of our conversation, Awkwafina will call Jeff Sessions a "cunt" six times with mounting glee, "Jeff Sessions is a cunt!," she squeals. "It's so fun!" The rapper and comedian turned movie star is discussing the new season of her web series, Tawk , which regularly features the people you might not know yet who will be, "running the industry." SNL 's Pete Davidson and adult entertainer Asa Akira are among the standout episodes season. Her favorite people to feature are writers like Akila Hughes and anyone typically "unseen." Awkafina (born Nora Lum) would really love to have the Attorney General on the show, though, "to ask him why he's a cunt." Read more... More about Comedian , Actress , Rapper , Oceans 8 , and Awkwafina
CNN World Sport
18 hours
NFL
18 hours
Apartment Therapy
18 hours
Listen, framing art can be a real pain. And if you just plunked down a lot of money for a piece you love, the less-crafty among us might be reticent to attempt matting something ourselves. That's where the pros come in! We asked our wonderful and stylish readers what their favorite local frame shops are and here's what they said. READ MORE »
Techradar
18 hours
We can chalk up another win for Linux users today, or at least those who enjoy watching a bit of online video, with the news that heavyweight streaming service Netflix now works on Firefox with the open source OS (and its myriad different flavors ). Linux users have actually been able to watch Netflix for a few years now, since the company began the transition from Microsofts Silverlight to HTML5 plugin-free playback across multiple platforms but only if they were using Chrome. And of course Chrome isnt everyones favorite browser (and Google isnt necessarily everyones favorite company, either). So the arrival of support for Firefox will be good news for many and after all, more choice is always better. Native HTML5 playback came to Firefox on the Windows platform back at the end of 2015, incidentally.
Design Sponge
19 hours
As eclectic homes with a lived-in look become more and more en vogue, one of my favorite styles, farmhouse , seems to be having a resurgence in popularity. It makes sense. Gone are the times when dining rooms were off-limits and sofas were kept clean with plastic. On the contrary, contemporary homeowners want to live somewhere they can settle into somewhere they can feel wrapped in comfort. And that's where farmhouse style always soars. It has an innate ability to make you feel at ease and instantly infuses a laid-back feel into any space where the style is implemented. When you step into a home with the look, you simply can't help but breathe a sigh of relief. Today, in honor of farmhouse style, we've rounded up some of our favorite examples of it for from our burgeoning archives. While most are from actual farms we've covered, all can easily be incorporated into your house or apartment no matter the location.
Mondoweiss
20 hours
The exchanges between Jacob and Tamir are my favorite part of the novel. Foer captures an ethnocentric values clash with wit and psychological precision. [Tamir] I can't believe you took the kids to Berlin... Before Israel?... It's who we are that embarrasses you... How much money do you give to Israel?... I give more than sixty percent of my salary. [Jacob] You live there. Which is all the more reason you should have to bear the financial burden.... You want to be part of the epic, and you feel entitled to tell me how to run my house.... Every year you end your seder with Next year in Jerusalem,' and every year you choose to celebrate your seder in America. That's because Jerusalem is an idea. Not for the people who live there, it isn't.... What did your father do in '73, when the Egyptians and Syrians were pushing us toward the sea? He wrote op-eds, led marches, lobbied.