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All Cleansers Are Not Created Equal: Scoring a Win with Defense Soap

All Cleansers Are Not Created Equal: Scoring a Win with Defense Soap

SPONSORED CONTENT | Aug 5

All soaps are not created equal. Whether you're engaging in contact sports, using gym equipment or simply on the go, your skin is constantly on the defense against bacteria.

CBD and a Stress-Free Summer

CBD and a Stress-Free Summer

SPONSORED CONTENT | Aug 5

One of our editors put Sunday Scaries CBD products to the test to shake off his stressed-out summer. This is what he discovered.

Watch: Ryan Cassata on Living Sober and the Power of Music

Watch: Ryan Cassata on Living Sober and the Power of Music

Watch award-winning singer-songwriter, actor, performer, published writer, LGBTQ+ activist and motivational speaker Ryan Cassata share the story of his journey toward sobriety.

'Salad-Tossing' on 'The White Lotus' Explained by Actors Murray Bartlett & Lucas Gage

'Salad-Tossing' on 'The White Lotus' Explained by Actors Murray Bartlett & Lucas Gage

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 5

Actors Murray Bartlett and Lucas Gage explained how the "salad-tossing" scene on "The White Lotus" came to be.

Biden Nominates First LGBTQ+ Federal Appeals Court Nominee

Biden Nominates First LGBTQ+ Federal Appeals Court Nominee

NEWS | By Aamer Madhani | Aug 5

President Joe Biden is nominating a Vermont judge who played a critical role in paving the way for the legalization of same-sex marriage to become the first openly LGBTQ+ woman to serve on any federal circuit court.

Social Media Divided Over 'Jeopardy!' Producer Mike Richards Becoming Show's Permanent Host

Social Media Divided Over 'Jeopardy!' Producer Mike Richards Becoming Show's Permanent Host

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 5

With all the celebrity hosts taking over "Jeopardy!" in the past few months, it looks like the least-known person may take over the show's permanent hosting duties. It was reported that producer Mike Richards may get the gig.

1966 Death of Heiress' Employee Under Renewed Scrutiny

1966 Death of Heiress' Employee Under Renewed Scrutiny

NEWS | By Mark Pratt | Aug 5

When Doris Duke, a fabulously wealthy tobacco and power company heiress, ran over and killed a longtime employee and confidant at her Newport, Rhode Island, mansion in 1966, police took her at her word that it was an accident.

The Killers' Brandon Flowers Says New Song is Inspired by Gay Teen Contemplating Suicide

The Killers' Brandon Flowers Says New Song is Inspired by Gay Teen Contemplating Suicide

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 5

The Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers opened up about the band's upcoming album "Pressure Machine," noting that one track was inspired by a gay teen contemplating suicide.

Watch: 'FAKE GAIIS' Out TikToker Calls Out Straights Pretending to be Gay

Watch: 'FAKE GAIIS' Out TikToker Calls Out Straights Pretending to be Gay

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 5

A gay TikToker expressed his anger at others on the social media platform who have two accounts, one where they are their straight selves and another where they pretend to be gay to make money.

Miley Cyrus Reaches Out to DaBaby Amid Homophonic Comments Controversy

Miley Cyrus Reaches Out to DaBaby Amid Homophonic Comments Controversy

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 5

LGBTQ+ advocate and out pop star Miley Cyrus is reaching out to rapper DaBaby amid his ongoing controversy around anti-gay comments he recently made, which cost him several live gigs at music festivals, including Lollapalooza and the Governors Ball.

News

Watch: Man Brings Rock to Public Meeting, Threatens to Stone Out Official

Watch: Man Brings Rock to Public Meeting, Threatens to Stone Out Official

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 5

Klamath Falls, Oregon, Assistant City Manager Eric Osterberg got a taste of that old-time religion when a man carrying a rock into a public meeting told him he should be "stoned" for being gay and accused him of "spreading AIDS."

Business

Watch: Married Same-Sex Couple Say Burger King Workers Harassed, Threatened Them

Watch: Married Same-Sex Couple Say Burger King Workers Harassed, Threatened Them

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 4

A married couple claims they were harassed with anti-gay slurs and threatened by Burger King employees in Salida, California. They've since reported the incident to the police.

Technology

Dating Changed During the Pandemic; Apps are Following Suit

Dating Changed During the Pandemic; Apps are Following Suit

TECHNOLOGY | By Urooba Jamal | Aug 3

Despite the social distancing of the past 18 months, the use of dating apps in general has surged as people sought connections amid their isolation and dating apps are responding by rolling out new features.

Finance

Don't Want a Vaccine? Be Prepared to Pay More for Insurance

Don't Want a Vaccine? Be Prepared to Pay More for Insurance

FINANCE | By Elisabeth Rosenthal, Glenn Kramon | Aug 5

In 2020, before covid vaccines, most major private insurers waived patient payments — from coinsurance to deductibles — for covid treatment. But many if not most have allowed that policy to lapse.

Cars

Biden Seeks to Boost Fuel Economy

Biden Seeks to Boost Fuel Economy

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Aug 5

The Biden administration wants automakers to raise gas mileage and cut tailpipe pollution between now and model year 2026.

Style

Smells Like Summer: Our Favorite New Scents of the Season

Smells Like Summer: Our Favorite New Scents of the Season

STYLE | By Andrew Villagomez | Aug 4

New summer scents have arrived just in time for your next snuggle session. Remember, a little goes a long way. Here are EDGE's top picks for the best summer fragrances of 2021.

Health/Fitness

US Plans to Require COVID-19 Shots for Foreign Travelers

US Plans to Require COVID-19 Shots for Foreign Travelers

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Zeke Miller | Aug 5

The Biden administration is taking the first steps toward requiring nearly all foreign visitors to the U.S. to be vaccinated for the coronavirus, a White House official said.

Travel

Pandemic Travel Bans Divide Loved Ones Across Borders

Pandemic Travel Bans Divide Loved Ones Across Borders

TRAVEL | By Tali Arbel | Aug 5

Since the start of the pandemic, a constantly changing and confusing web of travel restrictions have separated loved ones around the world.

Nightlife

Sleuths in Spain Sniff Out Ibiza's Illegal COVID-19 Parties

Sleuths in Spain Sniff Out Ibiza's Illegal COVID-19 Parties

NIGHTLIFE | Aug 5

Some of the summer hires on the Mediterranean party island of Ibiza are different this year: they include private detectives posing as tourists who tip off police about illegal parties during the COVID-19 pandemic.