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1. Netflix shared the release date and first details of 'Making a Murderer' season 217:58[−]

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  • Netflix announced on Tuesday that "Making a Murderer" Part 2 will premiere October 19.
  • The new season will be "over 10 episodes," and follow Kathleen Zellner, the postconviction lawyer for Steven Avery, the subject of the popular first season.

More "Making a Murderer" is coming in less than a month.

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2. These 3D-printed homes can be built for less than $4,000 in just 24 hours17:58[−]

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Printable 3D homes represent the latest wave in construction, but they're not always cheap to build.

Earlier this year, architectural startup Branch Technology developed a prototype of a 1,000-square-foot 3D home that would cost around $300,000 — a price that's too high to be considered a solution to the global housing crisis.

That's all about to change thanks to a collaboration between New Story, a San Francisco-based housing nonprofit, and ICON, a construction technology company that designs 3D printers. In March, the companies unveiled the first permitted, 3D printed home in America: a 350-square-foot structure that costs around $10,000 and took just 48 hours to build.

At the time, the printer — known as the Vulcan — was only running at 25% speed. This gives the companies confidence that they can build a 600- to 800-square-foot home in just 24 hours for a price tag of $4,000 or less. Prior to using 3D technology, it took New Story eight months to build 100 homes, which each cost around $6,000.

While the initial test run took place in Austin, Texas, the companies plan to produce their first string of homes in El Salvador, a country whose rough terrain and frequent floods have made housing construction incredibly difficult. From there, they hope to provide safe homes to some of the 1.3 billion global citizens who currently reside in slums.

Take a look at their housing model below.

The Vulcan can produce a home seamlessly on-site, without having to piece together individual units.

New Story

The printer is designed to be mobile and weighs around 2,000 pounds.

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It's also made to withstand rural weather conditions, meaning it can operate during a power shortage or without access to potable water.

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3. Chinese smart-home product maker Viomi jumps 5% in trading debut17:56[−]

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  • Chinese smart-home product maker Viomi opened for trading at $9.50 a share.
  • It priced shares at $9 apiece, raising $102.6 million through its initial public offering.
  • The company said it returned to profit in 2017 and generated $10.6 million of net income in the first half of 2018.
  • Chinese hardware giant Xiaomi is Viomi's partner, customer, and shareholder.

The Chinese smart-home product marker Viomi opened for trading at $9.50 a share, up 5% from its $9 pricing. The initial publoc offering allowed the company to raise $102.6 million.

Viomi is a subsidiary of the Chinese hardware giant Xiaomi, like the fitness-tracker maker Huami. Viomi's current flagship product is a smart-water purification system, which is responsible for nearly half of the its revenue.

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4. The best mason jars you can buy17:51[−]

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  • When it comes to something as timeless as a Mason jar, you can't beat a classic.

  • The Ball brand name still represents everything you could want in a good Mason jar with sturdy glass, tight-sealing two-piece lids, and old-school American-made quality.

Mason jars are one of those simple items that are wonderful to have but easy to take for granted. Named after American inventor John Landis Mason, Mason jars are distinguished by their airtight screw-top lids (usually with a two-piece design), glass construction, and old-fashioned American aesthetic that hasn't changed much since they were first patented in the 19th century.

Glass Mason jars are typically used for preserving perishable food products, and they are handy for many other things as well. Canning homemade goodies including jam, storing dry food items such as herbs and spices, and serving as airtight containers for keeping things like coffee or pipe tobacco fresh (two of my personal favorite uses). They're also often used as decorative items, to hold candles, or even for drinking, as the popularity of Mason jar mugs has shown.

True Mason jars should always be made of glass, not plastic, and have a lid that creates an airtight seal. Two-piece Mason jar closures typically feature a rubberized rim underneath the flat part of the lid. This is securely pressed onto the jar's opening by the ring part of the lid, or "band," which screws down, thus creating a tight seal. These lids also usually have a "popper" in the center. After spending time in the fridge, after being boiled for canning, or if the jar contains something that consumes oxygen, a properly sealed lid will pop when opened due to the pressurized air inside.

There's little reason to go cheap with these. American-made Mason jars don't cost much at all and can last forever, so it's worth going for high-quality brand names. Ball and Kerr are the two biggest names in the Mason jar business (and ones you may already be familiar with yourself), but there are some other brands worth checking out which we've included as well.

Mason jars come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so no matter what you need for your home, chances are we've got it covered. From small four-ounce jelly jars to handled drinking glasses, read on for the five best Mason jars you can buy right now.

Here are the best Mason jars you can buy:

Read on in the slides below to check out our top picks.

The best Mason jars overall

Ball

Why you'll love them: Ball is a 19th-century American icon in the world of home canning, and its Mason jars have stood the test of time owing to their great US-made quality, tightly sealing lids, and low price.

When shopping for Mason jars, Ball is the name you're going to see the most. The Ball Corporation has been making jars and other home canning products since 1880 and continues to offer high-quality American-made Mason jars to this day. Your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents probably used Ball jars. You'll even hear many people refer to all Mason jars in general as "Ball jars."

I have a simple rule that I apply to many things around the home: If it's grandma- and grandpa-approved, it's probably solid. I've personally used Ball Mason jars for years, although not for canning jams or other kitchen creations as I'm not much of a home chef. I use mine to store pipe tobacco and coffee beans. I have about 18 of them (in various sizes) for these purposes and they're all well-made with airtight lids that have kept their seal after years of regular use.

If there's one flaw, it's that the rubberized rim of the lids tends to absorb and retain the aromas of the jar's content. I use the term "flaw" loosely, as this is something that will affect all two-piece lid designs that feature this rubber seal. It's the rubber itself that likes to hold onto odors, and this can be a bear to get out.

White vinegar soaks help but don't completely eliminate lingering smells. This may or may not be a problem for you depending on what you're using your jars for, but you can easily buy new lids separately if it is. On the brighter side, the lids do exactly what they need to do and are coated on the underside to prevent certain foods (particularly acidic ones) from reacting with and tainting the jar's contents.

Ball Mason jars can be used for just about anything and are still made right here in the United States, just as you'd expect from an all-American classic. Even better: They're super cheap at less than a buck per jar when you order by the dozen. They'll probably last forever, too.

Pros: Made in America, durable glass bodies, two-piece lid design seals tightly, heat- and freezer-safe, raised measurement markings on the side, and they're super cheap by the dozen

Cons: The rubber seals on the lids absorb and retain odors

Buy the Ball Mason jars (4 oz., 12 count) from Walmart for $7

Buy the Ball Mason jars (8 oz., 12 count) from Walmart for $7.50

Buy the Ball Mason jars (16 oz., 12 count) from Walmart for $6



The best smooth-sided Mason jars

Anker Hocking

Why you'll love them: Whether it's for presenting gifts, attaching custom sticker labels, arts and crafts projects, or just showing off your creations on a shelf, these smooth-sided Mason Jars from Anchor Hocking offer American quality.

Most Mason jars you'll see, including pretty much all of our top picks except for this one, have raised markings on the side. These aren't necessarily unattractive; in fact, they do impart a bit of traditional charm to the jars that harks back to the days before metal cans were used for food storage.

But if you're presenting your homemade canned treats as gifts, or just want a jar without markings for aesthetic reasons, then smooth-sided Mason jars like these from Anchor Hocking might be a more suitable alternative to standard Ball and Kerr jars. Smooth-sided jars are also great if you like to attach your own sticker labels, as raised markings can leave unsightly bumps and air pockets or can even make the labels fall off.

Most of the Mason jars I use at home have markings (some are also the quilted-style jelly jars), and I find that the raised markings and bumps make it tricky for even masking tape to stay stuck to the sides of the jars. The Anchor Hocking Mason jars also feature gold-toned lids instead of the usual silver and are also free of markings and branding, which looks a bit nicer and more gift-friendly.

Other than the smooth-sided design and attractive gold lids, the Anchor Hocking Mason jars offer everything else you could want: They're made in the U.S., the glass is thick and sturdy, and the lids seal down well, although some buyers report that the jars don't provide an airtight seal as reliably as Ball jars.

If you end up with a couple lids that don't seal properly, you can always buy new ones separately (Ball and Kerr lids fit the threads just fine). This shouldn't be a deal-breaker, either, considering that the Anchor Hocking jars come in at $8 or less per dozen.

Pros: Made in America, durable glass bodies, smooth-sided jars with no raised markings or branding, attractive gold-tone lids, and they're a good value at around $8 per dozen

Cons: The lids are not as reliably airtight as those of Ball and Kerr Mason jars

Buy the Anchor Hocking smooth-sided Mason jars (4 oz., 12 count) from Walmart for $7.50

Buy the Anchor Hocking smooth-sided Mason jars (8 oz., 12 count) from Walmart for $7.50

Buy the Anchor Hocking smooth-sided Mason jars (16 oz., 12 count) from Walmart for $8



The best wide-mouth Mason jars

Kerr

Why you'll love them: For juices, soups, sauces, and other liquid contents, large wide-mouth jars like these Kerr Mason jars are just the ticket for clean and easy pouring.

As we've stated, Mason jars have a ton of uses, from canning homemade goods like jams and jellies to storing wet and dry cooking ingredients. Owing to their airtight lid design and heat-resistant glass construction, Mason jars are also great for holding liquids like homemade soups, sauces, and juices.

Standard Mason jars might be a bit small for this endeavor, however. At the very least, the somewhat narrow mouths of most jars can make pouring liquids unnecessarily messy and difficult. In this case, what you need are Mason jars with wide mouths like these ones from Kerr, which feature a larger opening that makes it easier to add and remove wet or larger contents (while also making the jars easier to clean by hand).

If the Kerr jars and their packaging looks eerily similar to that of Ball jars, it's because they're basically the same: Both Ball and Kerr brands are now owned and manufactured by the parent company Jarden. That means that the Kerr Mason jars boast all of the tough American-made quality of their Ball counterparts, so you can buy with confidence.

Like other Ball and Kerr jars, these are also safe for heating and freezing and are available in various sizes to suit your need. They're still pretty cheap, too, although slightly less so, as the 32 ounce jars come in at around a dollar each.

Pros: Made in America, solid construction quality with tightly-sealing lids, wide mouths make it easier to pour liquid contents cleanly, replacement lids are readily available, and they're heat- and freezer-safe

Cons: The larger ones are slightly more expensive than their normal-mouth counterparts

Buy the Kerr wide-mouth Mason jars (8 oz., 12 count) from Walmart for $8

Buy the Kerr wide-mouth Mason jars (16 oz., 12 count) from Walmart for $8

Buy the Kerr wide-mouth Mason jars (32 oz., 12 count) from Walmart for $12




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5. SENATE BATTLEGROUND MAP: The race for control of the Senate is as tight as it can be17:48[−]
  • The 2018 US Senate elections are full of tight races, polling shows.
  • Entering the midterms, Republicans hold a 51-to-49 seat majority in the upper chamber of Congress.
  • A few seats changing hands could flip the body to Democratic control.
  • But Democrats are faced with a challenging map.

The battle for control of the Senate is as tight as can be, RealClearPolitics polling averages show.

This week, Republicans made small gains in Indiana and Montana while slightly improving their lead in Texas. Democrats, meanwhile, made slight gains in Florida while building on leads in Arizona and Wisconsin, most notably.

As of Tuesday, candidates are separated by 2 points or less in five races, while the separation is less than 4.5 points in three additional contests:

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6. The 11 weirdest reasons flights have turned around17:48[−]

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When it comes to traveling on planes, it's always best for passengers to have a backup plan. Though it's rare for flights to turn around mid-flight for no reason, it can happen — sometimes under bizarre circumstances.

Read on for a look at some of the strangest reasons flights have had to stop their journey and return to the airport they departed from.

A British Airways flight reportedly had to turn around due to a clogged toilet.

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In March 2016, a British Airways plane flying from Heathrow to Dubai was forced to turn around after passengers began complaining of a " smelly poo in the toilet," customers said. According to the Telegraph, the crew wasn't able to fix the problem, leading the plane to return to its original location for health and safety reasons.

That's not the only time a bathroom issue caused a flight disruption. In 2014, a Virginia Austria flight from Los Angeles to Sydney returned to the US three hours after departure because of a " fresh water overflow system," according to the airline.



Nuts served in a packet instead of a bowl drove one first class passenger into a fury.

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In 2014, the daughter of Korean Air's chief executive, Cho Hyun-ah, reportedly became outraged when she was served macadamia nuts from a packet instead of a bowl while flying in first class. Her nut-fueled fury caused the pilot to return the plane to the gate in New York.

Hyun-ah was later found guilty of obstructing aviation safety, according to the Telegraph.



A laser once forced a Virgin Atlantic Airways plane to turn around.

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A 2016 Virgin Atlantic Airways flight to New York had to stop mid-journey and return to London's Heathrow airport after " a laser incident," the airline said. According to reports, a laser beam was aimed at the cockpit and made the first officer feel unwell.

In 2010, a law was passed in the UK that said people could be charged with " shining a light at an aircraft in flight so as to dazzle the pilot." It is also illegal in the US to shine a laser at an aircraft.




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7. In the TV war between Netflix and Amazon, each is leaning into different genres17:47[−]

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  • Data from Ampere Analysis shows that Amazon is focusing on dramas in upcoming TV shows and movies, while Netflix is focusing more on comedy.
  • 25% of Amazon's upcoming titles are dramas, while 23% of Netflix's are comedies.
  • Both are developing plenty of sci-fi and fantasy content, though, as is Apple as it prepares to enter the streaming game.

Netflix and Amazon are major players in streaming, and as both services have accelerated original content production, putting them in competition with one another for projects, they've also found their respective niches.

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8. Ryanair's CEO says we'll see 'pilot-less planes' in the next 40 to 50 years17:40[−]

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  • CEO of Ryanair, Michael O'Leary, has predicted that we'll see autonomous aircraft in the next 40 to 50 years.
  • UBS research suggests only 17% of travellers would be willing to fly without a pilot, but O'Leary doesn't think this is a dealbreaker.
  • The Ryanair CEO said ticket prices will probably help dispel any fears travellers may have of flying aboard a pilot-less plane.


According to Michael O'Leary, CEO of Ryanair, the next revolution in flying is "aircraft operated by a single pilot in the cockpit", and it's already here.

"We already have the technology," said O'Leary in an interview with Business Insider Polska, adding that the next stage will be completely autonomous aircraft.

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9. The Silicon Valley stylist who charges $2,000 or more to make techies look effortless says Rolexes are 'gaudy' and recommends a watch for less than $100 instead17:40[−]

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  • Silicon Valley famously has its own set of fashion rules.
  • Casual dress has always been king in the tech world, but some tech employees are opting for a more polished look.
  • Stylist Victoria Hitchcock spoke to Vox about how techies can achieve an effortless style.


Dressing for success means something different in Silicon Valley.

You won't find many buttoned-up power suit aficionados at your average tech office. In many ways, Silicon Valley rapidly accelerated the decades-long decline of formality in office-wear in the 1990s. Even today, as tech-minded employees are hauling in impressive paychecks, the industry is famous for its laid-back style.

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10. 9 outrageous yachts appearing at the Monaco Yacht Show owned by some of the world's richest billionaires17:39[−]

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  • The Monaco Yacht Show takes place this week, where 40 new superyachts will make their worldwide debut.
  • Many yachts at the Monaco Yacht Show are owned by notable billionaires or have been chartered by the rich and famous.
  • These are just a few of the billionaire-owned yachts expected to be at the Monaco Yacht Show.

The Monaco Yacht Show is set to take place from September 26 to September 29. A playground for the ultra rich, the yachting event of the year is welcoming 40 new superyacht debuts among a host of other well-known superyachts that have already hit the waters.

With yachts over 100 feet costing an average of $1 million per 3.3 feet, many of these yachts are a mere indulgence among billionaires. The 1% flock to the show looking for their next purchase, while others put their colossal floating giants up for show.

Using the Monaco Yacht Show's list of exhibiting yachts, we compiled a list of yachts expected to be at the show that are owned by some of the world's most notable billionaires.

From motor yacht Kismet, owned by auto parts billionaire Shahid Khan and chartered by Beyoncé and Jay-Z, to motor yacht Aquarius, owned by Las Vegas businessman Steve Wynn, see which billionaire yachts are expected to be at the Monaco Yacht Show.

Axioma

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Owner: Dmitry Pumpyansky

Net worth: $1.3 billion

Russian billionaire Dmitry Pumpyansky largely built his wealth making steel pipes. He reportedly owns the 236-foot yacht Axioma, which features an infinity swimming pool. Her charter rates range from $700,722 to $747,829 a week.



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Owner: Darwin Deason

Net worth: $1.3 billion

Tech entrepreneur Darwin Deason earned his wealth by selling his company to Xerox. He owns the 2015-foot yacht Apogee, which is currently for sale for nearly $25 million. She has a certified scuba diving instructor on board and a sundeck Jacuzzi that can fit up to 12 people.



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Owner: Brett Blundy

Net worth: $1.3 billion

When former chairman of BB Retail Brett Blundy isn't working on building a beef cattle empire in northern Australia, he's busy cruising his yacht, the 242-foot Cloud 9, which charters for nearly $900,000 a week during the winter. Everything on board was reportedly designed for Blundy, including bedroom suites named after Star Wars characters and various chess sets throughout the yacht, according to The Guardian.




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11. Jennifer Garner's follows the 'Fab Four' diet to keep herself in action hero shape — here's what it is17:35[−]

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Those who remember Jennifer Garner from her breakout role in the spy-action thriller “ Alias” were excited to hear that the actress returned to her action roots in the action-thriller movie Peppermint.”

Given that the 46-year-old mother of three got into tip-top shape for the physically demanding role, we decided to take a look at what she eats to stay so fit.

She works with nutritionist Kelly LeVeque.

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To get ready for her role as a wife and mother out for vengeance in “Peppermint,” Garner began working with nutritionist Kelly LeVeque, according to Delish, whose other celebrity clients include Chelsea Handler, Emmy Rossum, Molly Sims, Busy Philipps, Tiffani Thiessen, and Jessica Alba.



LeVeque is known for her Fab Four formula.

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LeVeque, who created the Be Well By Kelly brand and takes a holistic approach to health and wellness, is known for her Fab Four method, according to Delish. This formula calls for every meal to include four nutrients – protein, fat, fiber, and greens – to keep you fuller longer.



You can mix and match foods on this diet.

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The beauty of this diet is that you can mix and match foods to your heart’s content as long as you hit the four main elements, according to Delish.

However, if you’re unsure how to start, LeVeque’s book, “Body Love: Live in Balance, Weigh What You Want, and Free Yourself From Food Drama Forever,” offers Fab Four recipes, including Tuscan Kale and White Bean Soup, Lemon-Dill Roasted Salmon over Arugula, and Al Pastor Bowls.




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12. What issuers can do to win market share in a period of unprecedented regulation and competition17:33[−]

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.

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The US prepaid card ecosystem is huge, with 10.7 billion prepaid card transactions made in 2016 reaching $290 billion. And it’s shifting focus from low-income, un- and underbanked consumers toward millennials and higher-income adults.

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13. Consumer confidence spikes to its best level since 200017:32[−]

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  • The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index jumped to 138.4 in September from 133.4 in August.
  • That's closing in on the all-time high seen in 2000.

(Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence unexpectedly rose in September, lifting it closer to levels last seen in 2000 as households grew more upbeat about the labor market and the overall economy.

The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index increased to a reading of 138.4 this month from an upwardly revised 134.7 in August. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast the consumer index slipping to a reading of 132.0 this month from the previously reported 133.4 in August.

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14. Nintendo's new Netflix-like service for classic games is a shattering disappointment, but it's so inexpensive that you should try it anyway17:29[−]

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Nintendo is the Disney of video games.

There are plenty of arguments for why this is the case, but the most obvious parallel is Nintendo's vast library of classic games. Starting with the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in the early '80s and going all the way up to the Nintendo DS and Wii in the early '00s, Nintendo has a wealth of classic games that people still want to play.

And, for years, people have clamored for a way to access that library. "Why not offer a Netflix-style subscription service?" they shouted, while throwing money in the general direction of Nintendo's Kyoto, Japan headquarters.

Last week, on September 18, Nintendo finally offered just such a service ... sort of.

Behold: Nintendo Switch Online!

Nintendo Switch Online

But after a week of using Nintendo's Netflix-like subscription service, I'm left wanting much, much more than what's currently available.

Allow me to explain.

1. The list of games is paltry.

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20 games sounds like a lot of games, but we're talking about original NES games here — outside of "The Legend of Zelda" and "River City Ransom," these aren't very lengthy experiences.

There are somewhere in the realm of 700 NES games. Starting with just 20 — and no games from Super NES, Nintendo 64, GameCube, Game Boy, etc. — is underwhelming to say the least.



2. The games that are included aren't especially thrilling.

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The list of launch games on Nintendo Switch Online is padded out with stuff like "Soccer," "Tennis," and "Ice Hockey." Nothing against sports games, but these aren't particularly iconic choices for the launch list.

The inclusion of the original "Mario Bros" is similarly puzzling — the series didn't take off in popularity until "Super Mario Bros." (seen above). "Mario Bros." is ... it's not very good. There's no nice way to say that: It just isn't very fun to play.

Nintendo fans are better served by the other two "Super Mario Bros." games included on the list ("Super Mario Bros." and "Super Mario Bros. 3").



3. The addition of online functionality to games is extremely limited.

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More than just putting NES games on the Switch, Nintendo Switch Online adds online multiplayer functionality. In two-player games, you can compete with a friend. In single-player games, you can switch off with a friend. In co-op games, you can play together with a friend.

The language I'm using there — "with a friend" — is crucial, as you're only able to play with people you've previously added to your Nintendo Switch Friend List. There's no way to find an online game of, say, "Balloon Fight" with a stranger. You're only able to play with people on your Friend List.

It's something many Nintendo fans are used to dealing with. It's also ridiculous in 2018 that the most iconic video game company in the world isn't providing online matchmaking services — especially in the context of this being a paid online service.




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15. 10 days after Florence came ashore, more rain is causing fresh chaos in South Carolina, where rivers keep rising and 8,000 people have been told to evacuate17:29[−]

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  • The impact of Hurricane Florence continues to wreak havoc in South Carolina, as a new storm gathers more rain offshore and rivers continue flowing far beyond their banks.
  • Up to 8,000 people have been urged to leave their homes along the South Carolina as flooding continues in the region.
  • More rain is expected to hit the area this week along the coastal areas of North and South Carolina.

YAUHANNAH, S.C. (AP) — The soggy remnants of Florence keep causing chaos in coastal South Carolina long after the hurricane swirled ashore, with rivers still flowing far beyond their banks and a new storm gathering more rain just offshore.

Authorities urged up to 8,000 people leave their homes in Georgetown County, on the South Carolina coast, as the Pee Dee and Waccamaw rivers overflowed with a record 10 feet of flooding reaching a crest in their communities Tuesday.

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16. Warehouse workers are finally seeing meaningful pay increases, but many are still forced to work multiple jobs to make ends meet17:28[−]

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  • Pay for warehouse workers is going up, after years of no increases.
  • The majority of warehouse associates can expect to make at least $12 an hour, according to a recent study.
  • But in many areas, a warehouse worker's salary does not meet the standard for a living wage.

Foster Hines, who has been a warehouse worker for 40 years, knows there's a shortage of warehouse workers. More and more warehouses have been opening up near his home of Denver, Colorado.

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17. These 12 incredible close-ups of ice formations in Alaska show the stunning beauty of frozen water17:27[−]

ryota 4Courtesy of Ryota Kajita.

Photographer Ryota Kajita was a student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2010 when he began taking pictures of ice formations up-close.

Intrigued by Alaskan swamps, ponds, rivers, and lakes, Kajita began to notice odd-looking "ice bubbles," which he says are gases — usually methane — trapped beneath the surface.

"When water freezes," Kajita says, "it turns into ice slowly from the surface and traps the gases. The bubbles and freezing temperatures create unique geometric patterns."

And these patterns are nothing short of stunning. Using a medium format film camera, Kajita says he "aims to capture the beauty and the dynamic changes of water in nature."

See for yourself how he does it with these 12 photos from Kajita's "Ice Formation" series.

Kajita captures his images in black and white.

Courtesy of Ryota Kajita.

"By minimizing colors," he said, "viewers can focus on the elegance of the forms and shading created by clear transparent ice and white frost."



The ice formations in this series range from 10 to 30 inches in diameter.

Courtesy of Ryota Kajita.

Kajita only has a small window of time to snap the photos — he has to do it before the first snowfall covers the formations.

Courtesy of Ryota Kajita.

"Winter's first ice patterns become a magnetic subject for me," he explained.




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18. Japan is developing a hard-to-intercept supersonic bomb to stop a Chinese island invasion17:25[−]

Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force fires a howitzer during an annual trainingREUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

  • Involved in several territorial disputes with its neighbors, Japan is developing a new hard-to-intercept standoff supersonic glide bomb to defend the islands it presently controls.
  • Given tensions in the East China Sea over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands, territories controlled by Japan but claimed by China, the weapon could first be deployed to defend these islands from a possible invasion.

Japan is to develop a new generation of supersonic gliding bombs designed to give its military the ability to deliver a warhead from a safe distance if outlying islands it controls come under attack or are occupied by an enemy force.

Officials of the Defence Ministry in Tokyo told Jiji Press news agency that it intends to develop an early prototype and then deploy a fully functional weapon by 2025.

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19. Meghan Markle’s sister Samantha is reportedly on her way to the UK 'to confront Duchess of Sussex over father's health'17:22[−]

meghan markle samantha grant@SammyMarkle64/Twitter / Chris Jackson/Getty Images

  • Meghan Markle's half-sister Samantha Markle is reportedly on her way to the UK to confront the duchess over their father Thomas Markle's health.
  • Rob Cooper, who is believed to be her publicist, tweeted on Monday that Samantha is heading to the UK after she had "made numerous attempts" to arrange a meeting.
  • Cooper fears that Kensington Palace has not made Meghan aware of the previous "discreet attempts."

Meghan Markle’s estranged half-sister Samantha is said to be flying to the UK to confront the duchess over their father Thomas Markle’s health.

Samantha Markle, who is often outspoken in her opinions about her sister, has previously stated that Meghan could do more to help her father.

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20. Meghan Markle says she hasn't seen any new 'Suits' episodes since leaving the show17:20[−]

meghan markle

  • Meghan Markle was asked if she watched the newest season of "Suits" while at the Coach Core Awards.
  • The duchess said no.
  • Markle was on the show for seven seasons.

Meghan Markle hasn't kept up with "Suits" since leaving the show.

As reported by People, the duchess was at an awards ceremony for Coach Core, a Royal Foundation apprenticeship program, Monday when she was asked by 20-year-old twins Luke and Elliott Rainbird if she'd watched the new season of the USA Network show.

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