PopMuse: Living http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ How to watch Amazon Prime on your iPhone and download content to your phone for offline viewing http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/thelife/~3/kIv5MV2KTo0/how-to-watch-amazon-prime-on-iphone http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/thelife/~3/kIv5MV2KTo0/how-to-watch-amazon-prime-on-iphone Mon, 18 Nov 2019 19:38:00 UTC Meira Gebel at Life You can watch Amazon Prime on your iPhone from virtually anywhere, giving you access to your favorite Prime original series, TV shows, and movies.� You can also download Amazon Prime movies and TV shows for offline viewing on your iPhone.� Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Amazon Prime Video app on iPhone lets users view TV shows and movies on the go.� You also have the option to download a movie or show for offline viewing — say for example if you want to watch your favorite show during a long-distance flight or while commuting.� Check out the products mentioned in this article: iPhone 11 (From $699.99 at Best Buy) How to watch Amazon Prime on your iPhone 1. If you haven't yet downloaded the Amazon Prime Video app for iPhone, launch the App Store from your phone's home screen.� 2. In the App Store, search for "Amazon Prime Video" by tapping the "Search" tab in the bottom-right of the menu and typing your search into the search box at the top of the screen. 3. Download Amazon Prime by tapping the "GET" button to the right of the title.� 4. After you've downloaded Amazon Prime, open it from your iPhone's home screen.� 5. Sign in using your Amazon Prime credentials or create an Amazon account.� 6. Once you've signed in, browse through the available TV shows and movies by using the menu at the top or by searching for a video in the search bar (the icon resembling a magnifying glass).� 7. After you've found the TV show or movie you are looking for, select the "Play" icon on the left.� 8. The video player will pop-up and begin playing.� 9. To access the video player's options, tap the center of your screen. Here you will see options to play and pause, rewind and fast forward, AirPlay the video to available devices, and expand to fullscreen.�� How to download a movie, TV show, or series on Amazon Prime on your iPhone� 1. Once you've found a movie or TV show that you wish to download for offline viewing (when you are without cellular and Wi-Fi in the future), find the download icon under the title and tap it.� 2. To download individual episodes of a TV show or series, tap the download icon to the right of the episode's title.� For some available TV shows, you can download an entire season by selecting "Download Season."� 3. You can find all of your downloaded content in the "Downloads" page, which can be found on the homepage of the Amazon Prime Video app.� 4. In the "Downloads" page, select the downloaded media.� 5. To play the media, tap the play icon in the video's thumbnail.� 6. To delete the downloaded media, tap the three vertical lines to access the menu.� 7. In the menu, you can delete the download or "View Details" which will take you to the TV show or movie's description page. Related coverage from�How To Do Everything: Tech:� How to download movies from Amazon Prime to your iPad with an Amazon Prime subscription How to get free stuff on Amazon in 5 different ways, even without an Amazon Prime membership How to reset the Safari browser on your iPhone in 2 different ways How to turn off subtitles on Hulu on the desktop website or mobile app SEE ALSO:�The best iPhone for every type of person and budget Join the conversation about this story � NOW WATCH: Inside the US government's top-secret bioweapons lab http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ 34 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancer http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/thelife/~3/99xqWbGSaIM/what-causes-cancer-food-products-that-increase-your-cancer-risk-2018-3 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/thelife/~3/99xqWbGSaIM/what-causes-cancer-food-products-that-increase-your-cancer-risk-2018-3 Mon, 18 Nov 2019 19:26:00 UTC Hilary Brueck at Life All cancers are a result of damage or genetic mutations in our DNA. But the many reasons individual cancer cases pop up in people are complex: Some are genetic and passed down from one generation to the next, and others are a result of things in our environment that we inhale, eat, or use. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Cancer is the second-most-common cause of death in the United States, after heart disease. It fundamentally affects the way our cells grow and divide, changing them in perverse ways. All cancer is a result of damage or genetic mutations in our DNA. The debilitating class of diseases spreads through a body like an invading army as toxic cells grow relentlessly into unruly tumors. Some cases of cancer are out of our control, determined by genetic defects and predispositions passed down from one generation to the next, or spurred by genetic changes we undergo through our lifetime. But we also know that breathing in certain substances, eating specific things, and even using some kinds of plastics ups the risk of developing some deadly cancers. Here are some known carcinogens — cancer-causers — and a few more things that scientists are zeroing in on as prime suspects.SEE ALSO:�A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer Sugar Scientists now know that eating too much sweet stuff can not only lead to diabetes but actively damage your cells and increase your risk of developing cancer. But that's not all. New research suggests that sugar may fuel tumor growth in the body because cancer loves to use sugar as fuel. "The hyperactive sugar consumption of cancerous cells leads to a vicious cycle of continued stimulation of cancer development and growth" Johan Thevelein, a Belgian molecular biologist, said in October after the release of his study. Scientists say that the groundbreaking research gives us a better understanding of how sugar and cancer interact and that it could one day help create targeted diet strategies for patients. NOW WATCH: The differences that matter between Splenda, Equal, Sweet'N Low, and sugar >> Processed foods Any food that comes in a crinkly plastic wrapper, is industrially sealed, and is designed to last for months without spoiling may be a quick on-the-go fix for a hunger pang, but it's also likely increasing your risk of cancer. Scientists in France recently zeroed in on a link between people who eat more processed foods and those who develop cancer. They're not sure yet whether the problem is the shelf-stabilizing ingredients, the plastic packaging, or some combination of the two. And because their study was correlative, it's possible there's some other hidden factor at work. NOW WATCH: I ate nothing but 'healthy' fast food for a week >> Smoking Though the tobacco industry tried to cover this one up, we've known for years that tobacco smoke contains at least 70 cancer-causing chemicals. And it's not just smokers who are affected: People who inhale secondhand smoke can develop deadly forms of cancer too. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says: "Nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke at home or at work increase their risk of developing lung cancer by 20-30%." People who chew tobacco are at increased risk, too. And perhaps vaping, too Research is still slim, given that modern vaping has really only been around since a Chinese inventor created a first e-cigarette in 2003. But the evidence so far doesn't look great. Earlier this year, scientists tied vaping to an increased risk of lung cancer, and potentially bladder cancer too, in research performed in mice. More studies need to be done in people to know for sure, but lung experts are concerned that vaping may contribute to more cancer cases because it promotes inflammation in the lungs and mouth.� "I think there's an emerging consensus that the immune cells of the lung are a little bit upset by vaping," Professor Robert Tarran, who studies vaping at the University of North Carolina Marisco Lung Institute, previously told Insider. Tanning and unprotected sun exposure According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, people who use a tanning bed before age 35 increase their risk of developing melanoma by 75%. Regular sun can hurt you, too, so wearing protective clothing and sunscreen and finding shade are good ideas if you're going to be out in the sunshine for more than 15 minutes. Toxic chemicals at work Some people work with cancer-causing substances every day. Those at risk of coming in contact with cancer-causing substances on the job include: • aluminum workers • painters • tar pavers (who come in contact with the carcinogen benzene) • rubber manufacturers • hairdressers who deal with dyes daily • nail-salon workers breathing in dangerous fumes The night shift The International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2007 classified nighttime work as a probable carcinogen. Scientists think working at night and working long hours into the darkness can each mess with the body's natural circadian sleep and wake cycles. The CDC has a full list of occupational cancer hazards. Arsenic Arsenic, a natural part of the Earth's crust, is toxic in its inorganic form. It's often found in contaminated drinking water in places like Bangladesh, or in spots where irrigation systems for crops use arsenic water. The World Health Organization says at least 140 million people in 50 countries drink water containing high levels of arsenic. (It's also one of the cancer-causing agents in tobacco.) Charred meat and grilling over an open flame Smoky meats from the grill may be tender and tasty, but they probably also increase your risk of cancer. That's because the muscle meats contain compounds called heterocyclic amines, or HCAs, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs. According to the National Cancer Institute, when meats like beef, poultry, or fish are cooked over a hot open flame or pan-fried at high temperatures, the fat and juices they release into the fire spark flames with the dangerous chemicals inside that then cook into the meat we eat. They're not positive that these chemicals cause cancer, but in lab tests they have been found to change DNA in ways that might increase the risk of cancer. Coal Coal miners have for years had higher rates of cancer in their lungs, bladder, and stomach. There's sufficient data to suggest miners who deal with coal gasification or who inhale coal dust can get cancer. Alcohol Regular heavy alcohol consumption can up your risk of developing several different kinds of cancer, including throat, liver, breast, and colon cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, "the risk of developing cancer increases with the amount of alcohol a person drinks." A 2018 analysis of nearly 600,000 drinkers in 19 high-income countries found that drinking more alcohol is associated with developing all kinds of cancers of the digestive system. Another recent study of alcohol consumers in 195 countries and territories around the world found that more than one in four alcohol-related deaths in people over age 50 are due to cancer. Diesel exhaust Diesel oil has more than 30 components that can cause cancer, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Salt-cured meat or fish and pickled foods Salt-cured fish, which is popular in China, is high in nitrates and nitrites, known carcinogens in animals that may also cause cancer in humans. The chemical compounds can damage DNA, leading to head and neck cancer. According to Cancer Research UK, "people from China, or with Chinese ancestry living in the UK, have higher rates of nasopharyngeal cancer than other ethnic groups," something that might be because of their diet. Eating lots of pickled foods can also increase your risk of stomach cancer. Fracking Chemicals used in oil fracking that may be released into air and water include the cancer-causers benzene and formaldehyde. Processed meats like ham, bacon, and sausage The World Health Organization says processed meats like hot dogs, ham, bacon, and sausage can contribute to cancer risk. That's because the meat has been treated in some way to preserve or flavor it, such as by salting, curing, fermenting, or smoking. WHO says it's possible that any kind of red meat could be linked to an increased risk of colorectal cancer, and there's some evidence to suggest the meat also contributes to pancreatic and prostate cancers, though that evidence is not as strong. A recent roundup of 15 breast-cancer studies found that people who regularly eat more processed meats increase their risk of developing breast cancer by 9%, when compared to people who don't eat very much processed meat at all. Consuming the equivalent of one hot dog or roughly two slices of bacon every day increases your relative risk for colorectal cancer by 18%. Though one recent study tried to suggest that red meat consumption isn't as bad for us as previously thought, the lead researcher was later outed by the New York Times for his agribusiness industry connections. Asbestos Asbestos was used as an insulation material for years before the dust was linked to lung cancer. Products that contain asbestos are not completely banned in the US, though the Environmental Protection Agency regulates their use. Glyphosate, a common weed killer used by many farmers You may know the chemical better as an active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup. Some studies have suggested that the weed-killer, one of the most common pesticides used on crops in the US, is linked with higher rates of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in farmers and gardeners. A group of more than 300 US farmers are suing Monsanto in federal court, alleging that working with the chemical has given them cancer. In May, a jury in California ordered Monsanto to pay over $2 billion to a couple who claimed that using Roundup for 35 years caused them to contract non-Hodgkin lymphoma, following another $80 million payout a judge awarded last year to a school groundskeeper who used the weed-killer up to 30 times per year. More than 13,000 similar suits have popped up in the US. Monsanto argues there's no evidence the chemical causes cancer and points to one 2017 study of more than 54,000 pesticide sprayers in Iowa and North Carolina that found no statistically significant association between glyphosate and any kind of cancer. But that study did say that chemical sprayers who had the most exposure to the chemical were more at-risk of developing acute myeloid leukemia than others. Scientists are still not sure there's enough evidence that the trace amounts of the pesticide found in food is harmful to our DNA, but more and more research suggests it's not good for people who are exposed to the chemical day after day, such as farmers and gardeners. It's also definitely killing off butterflies. Wood dust Saw-mill workers and cabinetmakers who breathe in lots of dust from cutting and shaping wood regularly are more likely to develop cancers of the sinus and nasal cavity than the average person. Birth control and estrogens Women who start menstruation early or go into menopause later may have an increased risk of breast cancer because they're exposed to more estrogen and progesterone made by the ovaries. Women going through menopause who use a combined estrogen-progestin therapy to help ease their symptoms may also be at a greater risk of developing breast cancer. Using birth-control pills may also increase a woman's risk of developing cervical cancer, though there is some evidence that being on birth control is associated with a reduced risk of developing other cancers, such as endometrial (uterus), colorectal, and ovarian. Viruses Catching certain kinds of viruses can indirectly increase your risk of cancer. That's because, in some situations, viruses trigger genetic changes in cells that can contribute to cancer. The CDC: "Some viruses linked to cancer are the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer; hepatitis B and C viruses, which can cause liver cancer; and the Epstein-Barr virus, which may cause a type of lymphoma. Also, the H. pylori bacterium can cause gastric cancer." Your family Some cancer risk is passed down from one generation to the next. Genetic mutations play a key role in about 5% to 10% of all cancers. "Genetic changes that promote cancer can be inherited from our parents if the changes are present in germ cells, which are the reproductive cells of the body (eggs and sperm)," the National Cancer Institute says. For example, certain kinds of breast cancer are a result of mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Obesity Obesity can put you at increased risk of developing types of cancers including breast, colon, rectum, esophagus, kidney, and pancreas. But there are things you can do to reduce your risk. Prevention includes eating healthy foods and getting enough physical activity, both of which not only help people maintain a healthy weight and reduce their chances of developing some of those cancers but can ward off depression and boost your mood. Formaldehyde Scientists have known for years that formaldehyde can cause nasal cancer in rats. The preserving agent and disinfectant is used in some glues and building products, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer says it can cause cancer in humans too. Implants Putting foreign objects into your body like silicone breast implants (or other metals and ceramics) can lead to cancer, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer. In August, two women filed a class-action lawsuit against breast implant maker Allergan, after the company recalled its Biocell textured implants, which are linked to to breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) — but not to breast cancer. As of February 2019, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had received 457 unique reports of BIA-ALCL, including nine deaths "which may be attributable" to the cancer. The diagnosis is still a relatively rare one for implant patients, according to the Mayo Clinic. � Air pollution Smoggy air, and the particulates in it, can also lead to cancer. Soot in general isn't great. In London, people started noticing lots of chimney sweeps developing scrotal cancer in the 1770s, and further studies found a link between the backbreaking chimney work and higher cancer rates. Soot inhalation has also been linked to lung, esophageal, and bladder cancers. Disaster sites Breathing air infused with toxic fumes for years at a time can lead to cancer. Scientists have studied New York City firefighters, office workers, and students who returned to downtown Manhattan in the days and weeks after the 9/11 attacks and found that they consistently have higher rates of roughly 70 different types of cancer, including breast, cervical, colon, and lung cancers. According to the federal World Trade Center Health Program count, more than 14,750 firefighters, cops, office workers, and children who were living in or working around downtown Manhattan on 9/11 have cancer. An additional 788 survivors have died from cancer. Likewise, people who lived near the site of the 1986 nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in Ukraine have developed higher-than-usual rates of lung and thyroid cancers as well as leukemia. Silica Silica is a natural mineral found in sand, stone, and concrete. When construction workers and miners inhale silica particles by cutting, sawing or drilling into rock, it can increase their risk of developing lung cancer. Radiation We know that X-rays and gamma rays can cause cancer. We can also get it from solar UV rays. But one trip to the doctor isn't going to give you cancer. The link between radiation and cancer risk tends to show up in studies of people who've been exposed to high doses of radiation, like people affected by the Chernobyl nuclear accident, and people who have cancer, who are sometimes treated with high doses of radiation. Still, the American Cancer Society cautions that "there is no threshold below which this kind of radiation is thought to be totally safe." Chronic, long-term, DNA-damaging inflammation Chronic inflammation from things like long-term infections, bowel disease, or obesity can all damage a person's DNA and lead to higher cancer rates. Some plastics Plastics can be dangerous, especially when they leach chemicals out through scratches or cracks in a container. BPA is a synthetic estrogen that has been used in many plastics and resins since the 1960s. BPA resins can be used inside products like metal food cans as sealants, while polycarbonate BPA plastics can include water bottles and food storage containers. BPA even shows up on the shiny side of receipt paper to stabilize the ink. While many plastics manufacturers have started labeling their products "BPA-free," there's still a lot of the breast- and prostate-cancer-causing stuff around. Getting intimate before you've had your HPV shots Human papillomavirus is a common family of sexually transmitted viruses, and it's one of the ones we mentioned earlier that can cause cancer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 40 different types can be passed through sexual contact. Many forms of the virus go away on their own and are relatively harmless, but others can cause cervical, penile, vaginal, and anal cancers. Even using a condom won't necessarily prevent the spread of HPV, though. That's why the CDC recommends that all boys and girls get the HPV vaccine, ideally before their first sexual encounter. And, in rare cases, a smooch can cause cancer About 98% of us will contract the potentially cancer-causing mononucleosis virus by the time we're adults, from kissing someone who has the virus, sharing food or drinks, or coming in close contact with them when they're coughing or sneezing. This�Epstein-Barr virus is relatively harmless for most of us, but in rare cases the herpes can lead to higher rates of nose cancers, lymphomas, and stomach cancers. Scalding hot beverages that can burn your tongue Drinking scalding hot beverages that are steamy enough to burn a person's tongue prompts more cases of throat cancer. Scientists have discovered that people who drink super-hot mat�, traditionally served piping hot in chilly areas of South America, do have some higher rates of esophageal cancer, and drinking alcohol and smoking can compound the risk. Recently, researchers also discovered that people in northeastern Iran who drank two cups of very hot tea every day were at a 90% higher risk of developing esophageal cancer than their Iranian neighbors who waited for their brew to chill. This cancer risk is relatively small, though, and also fairly easy to avoid. Be kind to your tongue and to your esophagus: Wait a few minutes before you sip hot drinks. Acrylamide The browning of some foods that are cooked at high temperatures — like bread, coffee, or french fries — produces a chemical compound called acrylamide. It happens naturally in a process called the Maillard reaction. The dose of acrylamide in a toasty cup of coffee or a chewy cookie is probably not going to kill you. It's dangerous when consumed in large doses, and it's one of the toxic chemicals smokers inhale, but there's no evidence that a little browning is harmful. A California judged ruled in 2018 that coffee sellers in that state must include labels warning their customers about the possible cancer risks from acrylamide in coffee. But state and federal health experts aren't convinced the new rule is based on the best science. The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is challenging the law, arguing there's not enough evidence that coffee causes cancer. The US Food and Drug Administration agrees, and recently backed up OEHHA's assessment, saying a cancer warning on coffee is more likely to confuse and mislead consumers than help them out. In fact, both the International Agency for Research on Cancer and the American Cancer Society say scientific research suggests coffee is more likely a cancer fighter, as it can reduce people's risk of developing certain cancers in the breast, liver, and colon Acrylamide is just one of more than 1,000 chemicals on a list that the state of California has on its danger list of potentially cancer-causing compounds. By law, California puts cancer warnings on all kinds of things, from parking decks to dentists' chairs. While it is true that what we eat, where we go, and the things we breathe in every day can contribute to our chances of developing certain types of cancer, it's important to remember the class of debilitating and deadly diseases is not yet fully understood, and scientists are still hunting for cancer cures. Update: This story has been updated to reflect the most recent studies on the chemical glyphosate, and the ongoing lawsuits against Monsanto. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Waves Shows the Power of New Masculinity https://www.gq.com/story/waves-shows-the-power-of-new-masculinity https://www.gq.com/story/waves-shows-the-power-of-new-masculinity Mon, 18 Nov 2019 19:22:24 UTC Max Cea at GQ In Trey Edward Shults’s spectacular new high school drama, Waves, true strength is found in empathy and forgiveness. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Money spent on beer ads linked to underage drinking https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191118140327.htm https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191118140327.htm Mon, 18 Nov 2019 19:03:27 UTC Living Well News -- ScienceDaily Advertising budgets and strategies used by beer companies appear to influence underage drinking, according to new research. The findings show that the amount of money spent on advertising strongly predicted the percentage of teens who had heard of, preferred and tried different beer brands. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ The 25 most expensive ZIP codes in America in 2019 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/thelife/~3/WA20_4h1SOM/most-expensive-zip-codes-in-america-atherton-2018-11 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/thelife/~3/WA20_4h1SOM/most-expensive-zip-codes-in-america-atherton-2018-11 Mon, 18 Nov 2019 19:02:00 UTC Katie Warren at Life Real estate blog Property Shark has released its annual ranking of the most expensive ZIP codes in the United States. For the third year in a row, Silicon Valley suburb Atherton took the top spot. The median sale price in Atherton, California, was $7 million in 2019 — up almost 43% from 2017. The country's second-priciest ZIP code is the tiny Hamptons village of Sagaponack in New York, where the median sale price is $4.3 million. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There's�a lot�of expensive real estate in California.� Property Shark released its annual ranking of the most expensive ZIP codes in America on Monday, and California dominates with 91% of the cities on the list. Property Shark's ranking is based on median home sale prices. Atherton, California's 94027 remains the most expensive ZIP code, with a $6.7 million median home sale price — that's up almost 43% from 2017, when it first jumped to the top of the list. Located within striking distance of Google, Facebook, Tesla, and other tech giants' headquarters, Atherton is home to many of Silicon Valley's 1%.� ZIP codes in New York, Washington, Florida, and Massachusetts also appeared on the list, and a Brooklyn ZIP code broke into the top 100 for the first time. Below, take a closer look at the top 25 most expensive ZIP codes in America. Tanza Loudenback contributed to a previous version of this article.SEE ALSO:�The East Coast's priciest ZIP code is a tiny Hamptons village of 322 residents. Here's what it's like living in Sagaponack, where the median home price is $4.3 million. DON'T MISS:�The Beverly Hills estate that Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt spent 3 years renovating before their divorce just got a $4.5 million price cut. Here's a look inside the $44.5 million home. 25. Bridgehampton, New York (11932) County: Suffolk Median sale price (2019): $2,550,000 24. Newport Coast, California (92657) County:�Orange Median sale price (2019): $2,585,000 23. Stanford, California (94305) County:�Santa Clara Median sale price (2019): $2,600,000 22. Santa Barbara, California (93108) County:�Santa Barbara Median sale price (2019): $2,620,000 T21. Burlingame, California (94010) County:�San Mateo Median sale price (2019): $2,630,000 T21. Los Gatos, California (95030) County:�Santa Clara Median sale price (2019): $2,630,000 19. New York, New York (10282) County: New York Median sale price (2019): $2,660,000 18. Palo Alto, California (94306) County:�Santa Clara Median sale price (2019): $2,751,000 T17. Stinson Beach, California (94970) County:�Marin Median sale price (2019): $2,800,000 T17. Corona Del Mar, California (92625) County:�Orange Median sale price (2019): $2,800,000 15. Newport Beach, California (92662) County:�Orange Median sale price (2019): $2,900,000 14. Newport Beach, California (92661) County: Orange Median sale price (2019): $3,140,000 13. Los Altos, California (94024) County:�Santa Clara Median sale price (2019): $3,150,000 12. Medina, Washington (98039) County: King Median sale price (2019): $3,200,000 11. Portola Valley, California (94028) County:�San Mateo Median sale price (2019): $3,300,000 10. Ross, California (94957) County:�Marin Median sale price (2019): $3,350,000 9. Los Altos, California (94022) County:�Santa Clara Median sale price (2019): $3,450,000 8. New York, New York (10013) County:�New York Median sale price (2019): $3,515,000 7. Palo Alto, California (94301) County:�Santa Clara Median sale price (2019): $3,522,000 6. Boston, Massachusetts (02199) County: Suffolk Median sale price (2019): $3,669,000 5. New York, New York (10007) County:�New York Median sale price (2019): $3,900,000 4. Beverly Hills, California (90210) County:�Los Angeles Median sale price (2019): $4,080,000 3. Santa Monica, California (90402) County:�Los Angeles Median sale price (2019): $4,154,000 2. Sagaponack, New York (11962) County: Suffolk Median sale price (2019): $4,300,000 1. Atherton, California (94027) County: San Mateo Median sale price (2019): $7,050,000 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ How to delete your eBay account and the data associated with it http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/thelife/~3/uKigAyZxSJk/how-to-delete-ebay-account http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/thelife/~3/uKigAyZxSJk/how-to-delete-ebay-account Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:58:00 UTC Devon Delfino at Life To fully delete your eBay account, it may take some time to do — the process of purging your eBay account and data from the system can take a month, or longer, to complete. Once your eBay account is deleted, you will not have the option to reopen your account, and you won't be able to access any of the data from your account either. Here's how to officially close out and delete your eBay account. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Deleting accounts can be a way to simplify your online life. If you want to delete your eBay account, however, simple is not a good way to describe the process. It's quite lengthy, requiring a lot of confirmation that you want to close it out, and once you complete it it can take 30 days, or more, to fully close out your account — assuming it's in good standing and there are no outstanding balances or pending transactions. Here's how to complete the process of deleting your eBay account and all its associated data: Check out the products mentioned in this article: MacBook Pro (From $1,299.99 at Best Buy) Microsoft Surface Pro X (From $999 at Best Buy) How to delete your eBay account 1. Go to ebay.com on your PC or Mac and log into your account, if needed. 2. Hover the cursor over your name in the upper-left corner of the screen and click "Account settings." 3. If necessary, click the "Account" tab, and then under "Account preferences" select "Close account." 4. Scroll to the bottom of the article and click the blue "Close account and delete my data" button. 5. Select a reason for leaving from the drop-down menu to close your account. 6. Select a more specific reason from the options given and then click "Continue." 7. Confirm that you want to close your account by selecting "No, please close my account" from the drop-down menu and then clicking "Continue" again. 8. Tick the box next to "I read and understand the above information" and click "Continue." As the site warns you, many, many times during this process, closing your account means that you won't have access to your sales history or be able to sell items, use your email address associated with that account on eBay, or reopen your account once it's been closed. Related coverage from�How To Do Everything: Tech: How to leave feedback on eBay as a buyer or seller How to cancel a 'Best Offer' on eBay if your reason meets the site's requirements How to track an eBay order if the seller has provided tracking information, or contact the seller for updates How to print a shipping label on eBay, to send out items you've sold by mail or another shipment service Now tell us what you think! � SEE ALSO:�The best all-in-one PCs you can buy Join the conversation about this story � NOW WATCH: How autopilot on an airplane works http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ The Reagans hosted the best White House parties of all time http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/thelife/~3/rhyxCN5i1tY/reagan-white-house-parties-photos-guest-list-2018-4 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/thelife/~3/rhyxCN5i1tY/reagan-white-house-parties-photos-guest-list-2018-4 Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:53:00 UTC Pat Ralph at Life Presidents have always thrown parties at the White House, but no first couple threw better parties than President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan. They were in the White House during a golden age of Hollywood, and his connections as a former star drew many notable names to their gatherings, from a young Meryl Streep to Audrey Hepburn. Princess Diana's famous blue evening gown she wore dancing at the White House with John Travolta in 1985 is now going up for auction, so you could own a piece of history — if you have more than $300,000 to spare. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. For over two centuries, presidents and first ladies have welcomed guests to the White House for lavish parties. Some first families have been known for hosting awe-inspiring gatherings, while others were not expert entertainers. But the presidential couple that stood out from the rest was former President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan. The 40th President of the United States and his wife were known for throwing elegant, star-studded soir�es. Given his Hollywood connections, Reagan's parties were filled with some of the biggest Hollywood celebrities, in an era when fabulous people reigned supreme. Step inside the Reagan White House parties.SEE ALSO:�Inside Number One Observatory Circle, the often overlooked but stunning vice president's residence where the Pences live DON'T MISS:�See inside the swanky party where the Trumps celebrated New Year's Eve As the nation saw an increase in millionaires and billionaires, the Reagans hosted parties in gilded surroundings with superstar guests, such as Frank Sinatra. Source: AP In this famous photo of Sinatra, Reagan cut in to dance with his wife. Source: Town & Country Keeping with tradition, the Reagans hosted foreign heads of state and dignitaries for special dinners at the White House. But some did criticize the Reagans fancy parties for being elitist. Source: Reagan Presidential Library The events were largely inspired by the events put together by their predecessors John and Jackie Kennedy, who were also known for having famous guests over. Source: Getty When the Reagans arrived at the White House, they hired the Kennedys' social secretary as a consultant. Source: Town & Country The guest list at the Reagan parties, which was usually under 100 people, included Gloria Vanderbilt, Brooke Astor, Clint Eastwood, Neil Diamond, Tom Selleck, John Travolta, Cary Grant, and Audrey Hepburn — to name a few. Sources: Town & Country, Washington Post, The New York Times A young Meryl Streep also stopped by ... Source:�Ronald Reagan�Presidential Library ... as did comedian Joan Rivers ... Source:�Ronald Reagan�Presidential Library ... and actor Sylvester Stallone. Source:�Ronald Reagan�Presidential Library The Reagans and their guests dressed to the nines. Men often wore black ties, while women dressed up in designer ball gowns. Source:�Ronald Reagan�Presidential Library In May 1981, the Reagans welcomed Prince Charles of Great Britain to the White House for a royal visit. Source: Washington Post The dining options were tough to beat. At the intimate private dinner, guests had asparagus, crab mousse, cheese twists, lamb, fennel, green beans, and sorbet. Source: Washington Post In November 1981, the prince brought his new princess for an official state dinner. Source: The New York Times It was one of the Reagans most legendary dinner parties. Sources: Town & Country, The New York Times � Celebrities were everywhere. Princess Di met actor Tom Selleck. Source:�Ronald Reagan�Presidential Library And the food sounded divine. The menu included Lobster mousse with Maryland crab, spicy glazed chicken, and peach sorbet. Sources: Town & Country, The New York Times � The Reagans loved to dance with their guests after dinner. Source: Town & Country � In this iconic photograph, Princess Diana and John Travolta famously took a turn around the dance floor. Sources: The Washington Post, People The dress she wore was called the "Travolta Dress." It sold at auction for over $362,000 in 2013, and is up for auction again this month. Sources: CNN, WWD � Nancy Reagan's elegance may have been most evident in the china she selected. She ordered over 4,300 pieces of crimson china for state dinners that totaled $209,000. That's enough china for 220 guests to have a 19-piece place setting. Sources:�White House Historical Association,�HouseBeautiful Along with state dinners, the Reagans would host big birthday parties at the White House, too. Source: Reagan Presidential Library Not all of their parties were fancy. Source:�Ronald Reagan�Presidential Library The Reagans also hosted picnics on the South Lawn. Source:�Ronald Reagan�Presidential Library No matter the menu, guest list, or dress code, their parties looked legendary. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ 'Does Venmo accept prepaid cards?': How to add a prepaid card to Venmo and use it to send money http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/thelife/~3/m8iiHexZQUw/does-venmo-accept-prepaid-cards http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/thelife/~3/m8iiHexZQUw/does-venmo-accept-prepaid-cards Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:50:00 UTC Melanie Weir at Life Venmo does accept some prepaid cards, as long as they're from American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa. Once you've linked the prepaid card to Venmo, you can send money to friends from it. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Venmo, one of the most popular iOS and Android money transfer apps out there, makes it easy to pay friends and request money with the tap of a finger, all from your phone. Of course, for this to work, the app has to be linked to a bank account, credit, or debit card. Venmo can hook up to multiple cards, and this does include some prepaid cards — Venmo accepts prepaid or gift cards from American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. So, if you have a gift card from any of those brands, you can add them to your account. Venmo's website does warn that there are some stipulations on this: "Cards may be declined by the card issuer or Venmo for funds availability or fraud prevention reasons. Also, some payment cards may require a zip code to be linked to your account." So, if adding a prepaid card doesn't work, those are probably the reasons why. However, in most situations, adding a gift card from any of the brands listed above should be no problem. Here's how to do it. Check out the products mentioned in this article: iPhone 11 (From $699.99 at Best Buy) Samsung Galaxy S10 (From $849.99 at Best Buy) How to link a prepaid card to Venmo 1. Open the Venmo app. 2. Tap the menu button — the three horizontal lines — in the top-left corner of the screen. 3. Tap "Settings," the second option from the bottom. 4. Under "Preferences" in the Settings menu, tap "Payment Methods," the second item down. 5. At the bottom of the Payment Methods menu, tap "Add bank or card…" 6. In the menu that pops up, tap "Card," the second option. 7. Type your prepaid card's information into the corresponding fields, or tap the camera button next to the blank "Card Number" field to simply take a picture of the card and have the app auto-populate the information. Under zip code, simply enter your own — as the card isn't officially registered to any address, it shouldn't be an issue. 8. Tap "Add" to add the card to your account. Related coverage from�How To Do Everything: Tech: There's a limit on your Venmo transactions — here's how much money you can send and receive with each account type How to unfreeze your Venmo account, or contact Venmo for support if you don't know why it's been frozen You can't delete your Venmo history, but you can make all past and future transactions private — here's how to do it How to verify your identity on Venmo, in order to send and receive money in the app SEE ALSO:�The best iPhone for every type of person and budget Join the conversation about this story � NOW WATCH: Apple just revealed its AirPods Pro for $249, which feature noise cancellation. Here's everything that was wrong with the $159 pair of the wireless headphones. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ How to use private browsing on your iPhone, and turn it off when you're done browsing http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/thelife/~3/yV8ycVs9S0A/how-to-turn-off-private-browsing-on-iphone http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/thelife/~3/yV8ycVs9S0A/how-to-turn-off-private-browsing-on-iphone Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:45:00 UTC Melanie Weir at Life To turn off private browsing on your iPhone, or turn it on, you just need to press a single button in Safari. The iPhone's private browsing feature is a convenient feature for those who don't want their online activity listed in their browsing history.� Private browsing prevents your iPhone from creating any browsing history for the sites you visit, but will also log you out of most sites. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Private browsing prevents people who have access to your iPhone from seeing your internet history, because it stops the browser from recording your search and site visit history at all.� It also prevents your iPhone from storing most cookies for websites, however, which means that you'll be logged out of most sites you visit. The private browsing feature is exceedingly easy to turn on and off at will, and you won't lose any tabs in the process — your regular tabs stay put when you open private mode, and likewise, your private tabs will stay until you close them. Check out the products mentioned in this article: iPhone 11 (From $699.99 at Best Buy) How to use private browsing on your iPhone in Safari 1. Open Safari. 2. Tap the icon in the bottom right corner that looks like two boxes stacked on top of each other. This will open your tabs. 3. Tap the "Private" button in the bottom left corner to turn on private browsing mode. 4. Tap the + button at the bottom of the screen to open a private tab. 5. When you're done browsing and want to go back to regular browsing mode, first close any tabs you don't want to be there the next time you open private browsing mode. 6. Tap the same tabs button you pressed before. 7. Tap the word "Private" again to turn off private browsing mode. Related coverage from�How To Do Everything: Tech: How to reset the Safari browser on your iPhone in 2 different ways How to stop pop-ups from appearing on your iPhone's Safari browser How to add bookmarks and favorites on an iPhone's Safari browser for quick access to your preferred webpages How to delete or edit the saved bookmarks on your iPhone's Safari browser SEE ALSO:�The best iPhone accessories from cases to lightning cables Join the conversation about this story � NOW WATCH: 8 weird robots NASA wants to send to space http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ How to use the Disney+ app to download and watch movies and shows offline http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/thelife/~3/Ob_cYr5RnVY/disney-plus-app http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/thelife/~3/Ob_cYr5RnVY/disney-plus-app Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:40:00 UTC Dominique McIntee at Life � On Tuesday, November 12, Disney launched its new streaming service, Disney Plus ($6.99/month or $69.99/year after a seven-day free trial).�Additionally, Disney Plus can be bundled with ESPN+ and Hulu ($6 monthly savings). With the Disney Plus app, subscribers can download and watch shows and movies without Wi-Fi on up to 10 mobile and tablet devices. To get started, you must first install the app and download titles while connected to the internet. From there, accessing and deleting downloaded shows and movies is simple. Subscribers will be able to enjoy TV shows and movies from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox. This content includes original programming exclusive to Disney Plus. Below, we break down how to download, access, and delete titles from your Disney Plus app. Will Disney Plus have an app? Yes, Disney Plus has an app. Not only can you stream its expansive collection of classic and new TV shows and movies on up to four devices simultaneously, but you can also download these titles as often as you'd like using the Disney Plus app for mobile and tablet devices. However, it's unclear at this time if there are any exclusions on specific shows or movies. From the app, subscribers can watch downloaded shows and movies on their phones and tablets without Wi-Fi or a cellular connection. In order to watch offline, you must download the app and the titles you want to watch while connected to the internet. The download icon, located on the bottom menu, allows you to access your saved shows and movies in one place.� Unlike competitor streaming services, there is no limit to the number of titles you can store and watch on Disney Plus — just make sure you have enough storage on your device and be sure to log in to the Disney Plus app from one of your devices at least every 30 days so the downloads don't expire. Additionally, you can download the same title as many times as you'd like. In comparison, on Netflix, you can only download 100 shows and movies on a single device, and depending on your subscription plan, you can only watch downloaded content on one to four devices at a given time. Additional restrictions also apply. With Hulu, you'll run into even more restrictions. Hulu users are limited to 25 episodes and movies downloaded at a time, which are only available on up to five compatible devices. Another caveat is that downloads are also temporary, and there are other limitations.� How to download Disney Plus movies and shows, right from your mobile or tablet device: 1. First, install the Disney Plus app and make sure you're connected to Wi-Fi. Sign in to your existing account or create a new Disney Plus account.� Select the title you'd like to download.� If it's a single title, tap the download icon, which is the downward-facing arrow at the bottom of your screen. For TV shows, tap the icon to the right of "Season" to download an entire season. If you only want to download a single episode, tap the icon that's to the right of the episode title. Once the download is finished, you can enjoy your show offline from anywhere. 2. Finding your downloaded content is easy.� Select the download icon at the bottom of the screen. You'll then see every title you've ever downloaded. There's no limit to how much you can save to your account. 3. Deleting titles from your downloads is easy too. Tap the download icon at the bottom of the screen to view your archive. Choose the title you want to remove and select the checkmark icon to the right of it. Select "Remove Download."� Sign up for Disney Plus here. You get a seven-day free trial before paying $6.99 per month. Read more about Disney Plus�on Insider Picks:�� Disney Plus: Everything you need to know about Disney's new ad-free streaming service How to get the Disney Plus bundle with ESPN+ and the ad-free version of Hulu How to get a free week of Disney Plus Disney Plus costs $7 a month on its own, but you can bundle it with Hulu and ESPN+ for an extra $6 All the new movies you can watch on Disney Plus — from the live-action 'Lady and the Tramp' to holiday comedy 'Noelle' All the new shows you can watch on Disney Plus — from 'The Mandalorian' to new Pixar shorts All the kids' movies you can stream on Disney Plus — from 'Snow White' to 'Frozen' All the new kids' shows you can watch on Disney Plus — from 'Vampirina' to the new reboot of 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' All the Marvel movies and shows you can stream on Disney Plus — from 'Iron Man' to the new 'Loki' Every single Star Wars movie will be available on Disney Plus All the Pixar films and shorts you can stream on Disney Plus — from 'Toy Story' to 'Inside Out' Join the conversation about this story � http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/