Phil Rosenthal dishes on his Netflix series, camels, saving restaurants, and the genius fix for to-go fries

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Netflix’s ‘Somebody Feed Phil’ returns for its third season, and creator and star Rosenthal shares what’s new, the golden age of takeout, and more. The third season of the food and travel documentary Somebody Feed Phil , premiering on Netflix today, is comfort food for the quarantine. As host Phil Rosenthal does what he does so naturally—being warm and funny while sampling food and meeting locals as he travels the world—the result is joyful, as you vicariously follow his travels to Morocco, England, Korea, and different parts of America. Read Full Story

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NBA coronavirus suspension: How to get a refund for your tickets

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Different teams are handling tickets to canceled games in different ways. Some are giving credits, some outright refunds. Last night was a doozy as far as coronavirus news went. The president of the United States announced he was banning most travel between America and certain European countries , then Tom Hanks announced he and his wife have caught the coronavirus, and finally, the NBA announced it was suspending the rest of the basketball season. Read Full Story

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Creative Diversification — More Hooks and Less Risk for Link Building

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Posted by GeorgeRoot As digital PRs we can often get stuck with our "campaign goggles" on, especially in the ideation and production stage of a creative campaign. By this I mean, you have a preconceived idea of where you'd like your campaign to be featured, what kind of headlines you want it to achieve, and how people should read your data and story. As we all know, we can't control the outcomes of a campaign, but we can certainly push them in the right direction. To give your link building campaigns the best chance in the outreach stage, you need to make sure there is enough creative diversification during the production process, especially for data-led pieces and surveys. This opens up your "journalist pool" and gives you a ton more people to outreach to with a potential interest in your piece. What is creative diversification? Creative diversification is how you …

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This adventure travel founder is (finally) pulling back the curtain on how much money stays in the places we visit

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G Adventures founder Bruce Poon Tip is bringing transparency to the travel supply chain, showing travelers how much money actually remains in the communities we visit. A new piece of information began appearing alongside the more than 750 itineraries offered by the small-group global tour company G Adventures in 2018. Called the “Ripple Score,” the 1 to 100 ranking signals the percentage of each trip’s cost that remains in the local economy. Since launching G Adventures, in 1990, founder Bruce Poon Tip has been championing responsible travel and leveraging tourism to create financial opportunities by putting guests, for example, in locally owned hotels. “Our message is about wealth distribution and local impact,” he says. But working with tens of thousands of suppliers around the globe—hotels, rail services, boat operators, restaurants, and more—made oversight difficult. So he embarked on a four-year project to bring unprecedented transparency to the travel supply chain—and …

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Empty toilet paper rolls and a ‘closed’ sign: Emoji get redesigned for COVID-19

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The visual tropes of today will become the history of tomorrow. Many of us are working from home, wrangling kids while managing our day jobs , and just trying to keep our wits about us. That means we turn on Netflix at 10 p.m., pop a pinot, and tune out. But once designer Ji Lee is done juggling his day, he does the unthinkable: Even more work to, in his words, “stay productive and sane.” Read Full Story

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‘Dirty Money’ is back on Netflix—and it’s investigating the FDA, the EPA, and Jared Kushner

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The second season of the docuseries about business gone bad broadly covers capitalism run amok, and examines the boundaries companies are willing to cross in the name of turning a profit. In 2006, at the age of 25, Jared Kushner purchased the storied weekly newspaper The New York Observer (now a digital-only publication known as Observer ). Over the next few years, he used the media property to elevate his social standing in New York’s elite circles. At the same time, he oversaw his family firm’s disastrous acquisition of the (incredibly named) 666 Fifth Avenue for a record price of $1.8 billion in 2007 at the height of the pre-recession real-estate bubble. As his father-in-law, Donald J. Trump, ascended to the highest office in the country in January 2017, Kushner used his newly gained status as a senior advisor to the president (in charge of seemingly everything from tech policy …

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As Americans avoid flying, airport shops face economic disaster

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On what’s traditionally the busiest travel day of the year, a big drop in airport traffic has been especially hard for businesses that cater to the middle-class jet set. Before the COVID-19 pandemic began, LaDonnis Crump flew frequently—and shopped just as often. When he made his way through LAX or Istanbul Airport, he’d stop to buy electronics accessories (headphones, voltage convertors), clothing (Dior, Chanel, Prada), magazines ( GQ , Travel + Leisure ), and snacks (fruit cup, Snickers). Not to mention a meal at concourse restaurants. Read Full Story

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How John Mulaney uses his relentless creativity to figure out what to do next

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The popular comedian put his mind to reinventing the children’s variety show—finding something new in a format whose moment came before he was born. Instead of following up his Emmy-winning 2018 Netflix special, Kid Gorgeous: Live at Radio City , with more stand-up, John Mulaney—the first person ever to have gone from Saturday Night Live writer to three-time host of the show in under a decade—returned last winter with a gonzo kids’ variety special called John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch . The Netflix event, which aired on Christmas Eve, combined self-aware comedy with moments of real poignancy and coaxed an unforgettable musical performance from a delightfully unhinged Jake Gyllenhaal, earning Mulaney a deal with Comedy Central for more specials. Read Full Story

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