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New Lord Of The Rings And The Hobbit 4K Gift Set Contains Extended And Theatrical Trilogy

October is barely underway, but the holiday season is well within view: Amazon has nonchalantly posted–and later removed–a new listing for a Lord of the Rings gift set of the full Peter Jackson trilogy in 4K UHD and digital available for $140. The set is currently up for pre-order but does not yet have a release date. There was also a standard 4K set available for $90. Both sets contain both the extended and theatrical cuts of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King.

The links are gone now, but they may reappear on Amazon Prime Day, which takes place on October 13. Sean Astin, who played Samwise Gamgee in LOTR announced the release of the three films along with all The Hobbit movies in a recent video.

As is usually the case with Amazon pre-orders, if you’re at all interested it would

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JFK airport getting first-ever speakeasy-style bar inside American Express lounge

Well at least when you’re ready to fly, you’ll be well taken care of.

John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City is adding a speakeasy-style bar to its Terminal 4.

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The 1850 bar will feature a menu by mixologist Jim Meehan.

The 1850 bar will feature a menu by mixologist Jim Meehan.
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The bar, 1850, is set to open in American Express’ new Centurion Lounge at JFK. The bar, which references the year American Express was founded, according to a press release, is the first speakeasy-style establishment opened by the company.

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It will serve a menu of rotating cocktails developed by renowned mixologist Jim Meehan.

“With New York classics meets travel as the main theme, I’ve come up with a rotating cocktail menu that is experiential in nature and gives a nod to some

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shopping

‘Supermarket Sweep’ is coming to Houston. Or at least a giant shopping cart is

You can see this giant shopping cart at Yale Street Market on Oct. 12.

You can see this giant shopping cart at Yale Street Market on Oct. 12.

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There are a few giant vehicles us Americans view upon with reverence. Monster trucks. The Oscar Meyer Wienermobile. That one “Rick and Morty” car thing.

Add a giant shopping cart to that list, because “Supermarket Sweep” is headed to Houston with its Shopper Chopper.

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The “larger-than-life, branded, 18-foot street-legal shopping cart” is making an appearance at Yale Street Market on October 12 in celebration of the game show getting rebooted on ABC October 18.

If you head to Yale Street Market between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., you’ll come face-to-face with the Shopper Chopper and get a “Supermarket Sweep” shopping bag containing gift cards up to $100 each to help cover your

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‘Vanderpump Rules’ Star Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clarke Get Married

Stassi Schroeder is off the market! The Vanderpump Rules star and her man, Beau Clarke, got married in a small and intimate ceremony, she announced via Instagram on Wednesday, October 7.  

Although the short clip had no audio, it’s clear the TV personality uploaded the moment they became husband and wife. The couple exchanged a kiss, and Clarke sweetly gave her baby bump a smooch, too. 

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“Today would’ve been our wedding day. We went and did it anyway,” she wrote, adding a red heart emoji.

However, the blonde beauty remains hopeful that they can still have their dream Italian wedding next October.

“I am so proud to be your wife,” she concluded the short post. 

The bride — who is pregnant and expecting baby No. 1 next year — wore all white but opted for a

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Volunteers with Harvest of Hope prepare meals for Thanksgiving Day 2019. (Photo: Courtesy of Chase McKenna)

The year of 2020 has been a never ending saga of take, take, take. 

Health, income, graduations, concerts, weddings, holidays, birthdays, funerals. 

In between the losses, however, there have been people that stepped up to the challenge of giving more of themselves and their resources than ever before.

They held our community up with money, meals, masks, art, attention and love.

We saw that as parents rallied to collect graduation gifts for the class of 2020; as artists performed neighborhood pop-up concerts on traveling flatbed trucks; as restaurants served free meals to both first responders and families in need week after week. 

As the region battles the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus and grapples with the economic fallout of statewide

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women

Nadia Podoroska to meet Iga Swiatek in French Open women’s semifinals

No, she cannot understand Russian, she is Argentine with a surname passed down from immigrant great-grandparents.

Yes, she is aware she hails from the same city as Lionel Messi.

No, she hasn’t been pinching herself this past fortnight — this last answer coming after her request for a translation of the word “pinching.” A moderator began to explain in Spanish when the 23-year-old laughed and cut him off, grasping the gist of the question.

“No,” she said. “I don’t want to wake up.”

Podoroska’s dreamscape of a French Open continues Thursday, where she will be the just third woman since the Open era began in 1968 to play in the semifinals of any major tournament after coming through qualifying. There, she will face Iga Swiatek, a 19-year-old from Poland, in what has turned out to be a dichotomous women’s tournament at Roland Garros.

In one half of the draw, Podoroska

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Shein, Chinese fast-fashion site, growing popular with American teens

  • Shein, a Chinese fast-fashion retailer, is taking off with American teens.
  • It came in second on a ranking of upper-income teens’ favorite websites, according to Piper Sandler’s “Taking Stock With Teens” survey. 
  • Shein has said that it adds 500 new fashion items to its website every day. 
  • Some of its recent products have faced backlash, however.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

A Chinese fast-fashion retailer is exploding in popularity with American teens. 

Shein, which was founded in Nanjing in 2008, came in second only to Amazon in a ranking of teens’ favorite e-commerce sites in Piper Sandler’s latest “Taking Stock With Teens” survey. 

While Amazon has a large lead — 54% of teens from upper-income households said it was their favorite e-commerce site, versus 5% for Shein — the Chinese retailer beat out American mainstays like Nike, PacSun, and Urban Outfitters. 

Shein was also first on the list

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International Space Station image shows beauty of the world’s oceans

This spectacular image from inside the International Space Station’s observation dome peeks through clouds to reveal Earth’s oceans from 400 kilometres away



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Roland Miller and Paolo Nespoli.
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EARTH’s vast oceans look particularly spectacular when glimpsed through a flurry of wispy clouds from the International Space Station as it orbits 400 kilometres above the planet. This collaborative shot taken from Cupola, the ISS’s observation module, was created by Chicago-based photographer Roland Miller and Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli.

The module’s seven windows allow astronauts to observe spacewalks and other operations outside the ISS. They are also ideal for enjoying panoramic views of Earth and space. Cupola’s outlook, especially from its 80-centimetre central window, is a massive improvement on the small portholes astronauts used before the module was installed in 2010.

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Two women win Nobel Prize in chemistry for work on CRISPR gene-editing system

Emmanuelle Charpentier, left, and Jennifer A. Doudna, together won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for their work on the CRISPR gene-editing tool. <span class="copyright">(Susan Walsh / Associated Press)</span>
Emmanuelle Charpentier, left, and Jennifer A. Doudna, together won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for their work on the CRISPR gene-editing tool. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)

The Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded Wednesday to UC Berkeley biochemist Jennifer A. Doudna and French scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier for their pioneering work on the so-called CRISPR tool for gene editing, a discovery that holds out the possibility of curing genetic diseases.

The Nobel Committee said the two women’s work on developing the CRISPR method of gene editing, likened to an elegant pair of “molecular scissors,” had transformed the life sciences by allowing scientists to target specific sequences on the human genome.

This could, for example, allow doctors to correct the DNA error that causes sickle-cell anemia. It also paves the way for improving plants and livestock by imbuing them with greater disease resistance, and for safer transplants of animal organs

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Crocs Are the World’s Biggest Fashion Trend, So Buy CROX Stock



a store front at day: The front of a Crocs (CROX) store in Chiang Mai, Thailand.


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The front of a Crocs (CROX) store in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

For over a year now, I’ve been pounding on the table about Crocs (NASDAQ:CROX) , saying that the “ugly” sandal maker is a having a seminal moment in fashion and that the brand is on the cusp of becoming the next big thing in the footwear world. Indeed, I’ve even said that CROX stock is turning into the next Nike (NYSE:NKE).



a store front at day: The front of a Crocs (CROX) store in Chiang Mai, Thailand.


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The front of a Crocs (CROX) store in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Ostensibly, it’s a bold claim. And it has naturally been met with tons of skepticism.

But guess what?

It’s also been an enormously profitable claim to date. CROX stock currently trades at decade highs, and is up 63% over the past year, 145% over the past two years, and 390% over the past three

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