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8 Of The Best Sunscreens You Need For Summer



The summer is still in full swing & if you are running low on suntan lotion, have no fear because we rounded up the best sunscreen for you to shop for, right here!

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It’s hard to believe it’s already August, but even though the summer is coming to a close, that doesn’t mean the sun isn’t shining. If you’re running low on sunscreen, then you’re in luck because we rounded up all of the best sunscreens you can shop for now. When it comes to sunscreen, there are a ton of different factors to look for. Not only is the SPF important, but sunscreens that are water-resistant make it easy to jump in and out of the pool or ocean, as well as make it convenient to wear while doing outdoor activities that involve sweating.

Whether you’re looking for a face sunscreen, mineral sunscreen, natural sunscreen, or tinted sunscreen, there’s something for everyone with all different SPF numbers on our list below.

1. Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Spray SPF 50

This water-resistant sunscreen with SPF 50 is the perfect product to use if you’re doing any outdoor activities like going for a run or taking a swim. It’s lightweight and fast absorbing, plus, it’s formulated without oxybenzone and PABA. The sunscreen is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. $9, amazon.com
neutrogena sunscreen

2. Sun Bum Original Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 30 Lotion

Available in four different SPFs – 15, 30, 50, and 70, this suntan lotion is a classic. There are so many benefits to this sunscreen, which can be used all over the body, as it is non-comedogenic, packed with vitamin E, oil-free, water-resistant, and reef-friendly – what more could you ask for? Not to mention – it smells absolutely delicious. $16, amazon.com
sun bum sunscreen

3. Banana Boat Ultra Sport Reef Friendly Sunscreen Lotion

Perfect for the whole family, this reef-friendly sunscreen in SPF 50+ comes in a huge bottle, making it great to keep around the house. It’s lightweight and not greasy, making it convenient to apply and head out the door. Even better, it’s water-resistant so it stays on through sweat, pool water, and ocean water. $10, amazon.com
banana boat sunscreen

4. Alba Botanica Sunscreen Spray with Coconut Oil

Looking for a sunscreen that’s both protective and hydrating? Look no further, because this sunscreen spray in SPF 50, is formulated with coconut extract, shea butter, and avocado oil. It’s water-resistant for up to 80 minutes and is coral reef friendly. The best part is – it’s formulated without oxybenzone, octinoxate, gluten, and synthetic fragrances, plus, it is never tested on animals. $8, amazon.com

alba sunscreen

5. Supergoop! PLAY Everyday SPF 30 Lotion

This sunscreen with SPF 30 is one of our all-time favorites! It can be used on both the face and body and it is reef-friendly. Say goodbye to traces of white marks, as this sunscreen goes on invisible and doesn’t dry with any white cast. It isn’t sticky and has a deliciously fresh scent that lasts all day, not to mention, it’s sting-free, oxybenzone-free, and octinoxate-free. It’s formulated with sunflower extract and rosemary leaf which help protect and calm your skin from UV rays. $22, amazon.com
supergoop sunscreen

6. EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

One of the best sunscreen for face, this dermatologist-recommended suntan lotion with SPF 46, is great for sensitive skin. It’s made of transparent zinc oxide, which is usually super heavy and leaves a white cast on your face, so you’re safe and protected throughout the day. It’s oil-free which makes it great for acne-prone skin, and it contains the ingredient niacinamide, which helps improve skin tone. $36, amazon.com
elta md sunscreen

7. Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Lotion Sunscreen

Perhaps one of the most deliciously scented sunscreens, this lotion with SPF 30 is going to be your new favorite. It’s oil-free, reef-friendly, and is formulated without oxybenzone or octinoxate. It goes on completely sheer and contains vitamins C and E which help nourish the skin, while mango fruit extract and shea butter help moisturize the skin. $9, amazon.com

hawaiian tropic sunscreen

8. Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen Tinted Face Mineral Lotion

You can’t go wrong with this mineral sunscreen for the face with SPF 50. Not only does is it formulated with natural botanical ingredients of kakadu plum, eucalyptus, and red algae, it also contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which protect you from the sun without harsh chemicals. This tinted sunscreen has a slight tint so you can wear it daily as a protectant and as makeup. $14, amazon.com
australian gold sunscreen

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Netflix is developing a live action ‘Assassin’s Creed’ show



Netflix announced this morning that it’s partnering with Ubisoft to adapt the game publisher’s “Assassin’s Creed” franchise into a live action series.

The franchise jumps around in history, telling the story of a secret society of assassins with “genetic memory” and their centuries-long battle the knights templar. It has sold 155 million games worldwide and was also turned into a nearly incomprehensible 2016 film starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, which underperformed at the box office.

The companies say that they’re currently looking for a showrunner. Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik of Ubisoft’s film and television division will serve as executive producers. (In addition to working on adaptations of Ubisoft’s intellectual property, the publisher is also involved in the Apple TV+ industry comedy “Mythic Quest.”)

“We’re excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich, multilayered storytelling that Assassin’s Creed is beloved for,” said Netflix’s vice president of original series Peter Friedlander in a statement. “From its breathtaking historical worlds and massive global appeal as one of the best selling video game franchises of all time, we are committed to carefully crafting epic and thrilling entertainment based on this distinct IP and provide a deeper dive for fans and our members around the world to enjoy.”

It sounds like there could be follow-up shows as well, with the announcement saying that Netflix and Ubisoft will “tap into the iconic video game’s trove of dynamic stories with global mass appeal for adaptations of live action, animated, and anime series.”

Netflix recently placed an eight-episode order for “Resident Evil,” another video game franchise that was previously adapted for the big screen. And it also had a big hit with its adaptation of “The Witcher,” which is based on a fantasy book series that was popularized via video games.


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Original Content podcast: ‘Lovecraft Country’ is gloriously bonkers



As we tried to recap the first season of HBO’s “Lovecraft Country,” one thing became clear: The show is pretty nuts.

The story begins by sending Atticus “Tic” Freeman (Jonathan Majors), his friend Leti Lewis (Jurnee Smolett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) on a road trip across mid-’50s America in search of Tic’s missing father. You might assume that the search will occupy the entire season, or take even longer than that; instead, the initial storyline is wrapped up quickly.

And while there’s a story running through the whole season, most of the episodes are relatively self-contained, offering their own versions on various horror and science fiction tropes. There’s a haunted house episode, an Indiana Jones episode, a time travel episode and more.

The show isn’t perfect — the writing can be clunky, the special effects cheesy and cheap-looking. But at its best, it does an impressive job of mixing increasingly outlandish plots, creepy monsters (with plentiful gore) and a healthy dose of politics.

After all, “Lovecraft Country” (adapted form a book by Matt Ruff) is named after notoriously racist horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, but it focuses almost entirely on Black characters, making the case that old genres can be reinvigorated with diverse casts and a rethinking of political assumptions.

In addition to reviewing the show, the latest episode of the Original Content podcast also includes a discussion of Netflix earnings, the new season of “The Bachelorette” and the end of Quibi.

You can listen in the player below, subscribe using Apple Podcasts or find us in your podcast player of choice. If you like the show, please let us know by leaving a review on Apple. You can also follow us on Twitter or send us feedback directly. (Or suggest shows and movies for us to review!)

And if you’d like to skip ahead, here’s how the episode breaks down:
0:00 Intro
0:36 Netflix discussion
3:18 “The Bachelorette”
6:30 Quibi
14:35 “Lovecraft Country” review
31:32 “Lovecraft Country” spoiler discussion


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The short, strange life of Quibi



“All that is left now is to offer a profound apology for disappointing you and, ultimately, for letting you down,” Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman wrote, closing out an open letter posted to Medium. “We cannot thank you enough for being there with us, and for us, every step of the way.”

With that, the founding executives confirmed the rumors and put Quibi to bed, a little more than six months after launching the service.

Starting a business is an impossibly difficult task under nearly any conditions, but even in a world that’s littered with high-profile failures, the streaming service’s swan song was remarkable for both its dramatically brief lifespan and the amount of money the company managed to raise (and spend) during that time.

A month ahead of its commercial launch, Quibi announced that it had raised another $750 million. That second round of funding brought the yet-to-launch streaming service’s funding up to $1.75 billion — roughly the same as the gross domestic product of Belize, give or take $100 million.

“We concluded a very successful second raise which will provide Quibi with a strong cash runway,” CFO Ambereen Toubassy told the press at the time. “This round of $750 million gives us tremendous flexibility and the financial wherewithal to build content and technology that consumers embrace.”

Quibi’s second funding round brought the yet-to-launch streaming service’s funding up to $1.75 billion — roughly the same as the gross domestic product of Belize, give or take $100 million.

From a financial perspective, Quibi had reason to be hopeful. Its fundraising ambitions were matched only by the aggressiveness with which it planned to spend that money. At the beginning of the year, Whitman touted the company’s plans to spend up to $100,000 per minute of programming — $6 million per hour. The executive proudly contrasted the jaw-dropping sum to the estimated $500 to $5,000 an hour spent by YouTube creators.

For Whitman and Katzenberg — best known for their respective reigns at HP and Disney — money was key to success in an already crowded marketplace. $1 billion was a drop in the bucket compared to the $17.3 billion Netflix was expected to spend on original content in 2020, but it was a start.

Following in the footsteps of Apple, who had also recently announced plans to spend $1 billion to launch its own fledgling streaming service, the company was enlisting A-List talent, from Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro and Ridley Scott to Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez and LeBron James. If your name carried any sort of clout in Hollywood boardrooms, Quibi would happily cut you a check, seemingly regardless of content specifics.

Quibi’s strategy primarily defined itself by itself by its constraints. In hopes of attracting younger millennial and Gen Z, the company’s content would be not just mobile-first, but mobile-only. There would be no smart TV app, no Chromecast or AirPlay compatibility. Pricing, while low compared to the competition, was similarly off-putting. After a 90-day free trial, $4.99 got you an ad-supported subscription. And boy howdy, were there ads. Ads upon ads. Ads all the way down. Paying another $3 a month would make them go away.

Technological constraints and Terms of Service fine print forbade screen shots — a fundamental understanding of how content goes viral in 2020 (though, to be fair, one shared with other competing streaming services). Amusingly, the inability to share content led to videos like this one of director Sam Raimi’s perplexingly earnest “The Golden Arm.”

It features a built-on laugh track from viewers as Emmy winner Rachel Brosnahan lies in a hospital bed after refusing to remove a golden prosthetic. It’s an allegory, surely, but not one intentionally played for laughs. Many of the videos that did ultimately make the rounds on social media were regarded as a curiosity — strange artifacts from a nascent streaming service that made little sense on paper.

Most notable of all, however, were the “quick bites” that gave the service its confusingly pronounced name. Each program would be served in 5-10 minute chunks. The list included films acquired by the service, sliced up into “chapters.” Notably, the service didn’t actually purchase the content outright; instead, rights were set to revert to their creators after seven years. Meanwhile, after two years, content partners were able to “reassemble” the chunks back into a movie for distribution.


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