Watch Ford’s New All-Electric, 1500-HP Mustang Dragster Cover a Quarter Mile in 8 Seconds

The last couple years have made clear that high-performance and zero emissions don’t have to be mutually exclusive. The latest proof: Ford’s second all-electric Mustang. If the Detroit-based automaker hasn’t quite figured out how to make a battery-powered muscle car yet, it has developed a 1,500 hp electric dragster.

In a new video posted online on Thursday, Ford showed off the newest member of the Mustang family: the Cobra Jet 1400. More of a technical demonstration than anything else, you’ll never see this ‘Stang out on the road, but that doesn’t make it or its quarter-mile time any less impressive.

The battery-powered dragster, which was first unveiled earlier this summer, boasts a staggering 1,502 horses to be exact. In addition to offering 100 more horses than the automaker promised in the spring, the EV is more powerful than three Mustang GT V8s combined. The powertrain, which was built in collaboration

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The pandemic is revolutionizing fashion and shopping. Why that’s a good thing

 <span class="copyright">(Lucila Perini / For The Times)</span>
(Lucila Perini / For The Times)

Given the chaos and uncertainty wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, trying to pin down the top fashion and beauty trends of a year hence feels as futile as trying to pick a living room wallpaper pattern while your house is on fire. But we tried anyway by surveying a range of L.A.-based designers, brand builders and retailers to find out what the luxury landscape might look like 12 to 18 months down the road.

The general consensus? Although no one — not even the trend analysts who make their living forecasting such things — is exactly sure what the future of fashion looks like, what they agreed on is that, because of the pandemic, the future of retail and design is actually arriving way ahead of schedule, with back-burner projects front-burnered and fashion’s never-ending hamster wheel getting a good, hard look.

“We had trends

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Drowning in Debt? 18 Effective Ways To Tackle Your Budget

Debt is a growing problem in America. Total household debt hit $13.86 trillion at the end of 2019’s second quarter — up $192 billion from the first quarter, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

The bulk of that amount was comprised of mortgage debt, followed by student loan, auto loan and credit card debt. And delinquent debt — payments that are 30 days or more late — is also growing. Cutting your expenses and bills can help manage your debt but often only provide minimal assistance. Fortunately, whether you’re drowning in debt or just want to pay down what you owe more quickly, there are several budgeting strategies you can use. Click through to see how you can dig yourself out of debt.

Last updated: Sept. 4, 2020

Create a ‘You Only Live Once’ Budget

A YOLO budget gives you a clearly articulated vision you can use

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What 3 Sex-Positive Women Keep On Their Nightstands

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RydeFYR Owner Chevy Laurent Keeps Business Afloat During COVID-19

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA — For RydeFYR business owner Chevy Laurent, she could not have predicted what a rough ride opening her own indoor cycling studio would be. After quitting her full-time job and putting her life savings into creating a state-of-the-art heated indoor cycling experience with custom-built bikes, COVID-19 struck.

“So in March [2020], just one year after taking on the expense of our space, and just a few months after officially opening our doors, just as we were starting to build momentum and grow as a new small-business, the pandemic hit and stay-at-home orders were imposed by the Governor,” she said. “And I’ve got to be perfectly honest when I say this was a really devastating blow. But at the time, it was what we were told we all needed to do to flatten the curve and keep everyone safe.

“And when we were told it was going to

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17 second-shopping hacks our Fashion Director swears by

From Cosmopolitan

There’s no better time to discover your love for second hand clothing than in, the aptly named, Second Hand September. But hey, second-hand/vintage/pre-loved – whatever you want to call it, there are so many benefits to buying clothes that have already been worn by someone else.

For starters, it’s kinder for the environment, buying one-of-a-kind pieces will also give your wardrobe a unique style (no awkward ‘she’s wearing the same thing as me, where can I hide?’ moments). On top of that, you can get luxury fabrics like mohair, silk and leather at a fraction of the cost. Plus, you can invest in super high end labels for nowhere near their original price, which means you can dress incredibly and still have enough money to get your nails done.

The thing is, shopping for second hand gems requires dedication and patience. So how do the pros do it?

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11 Fashion Finds to Get Out the Vote

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No, You Can’t Vote Twice In The Same Election. Our President Just Doesn’t Understand Laws

Despite President Donald Trump’s tiresome statements about the need to “restore law and order,” the president is also encouraging some U.S. residents to, uh… break the law. During an interview on Wednesday, the president suggested that people living in North Carolina should vote twice in the upcoming presidential election, both in person and by mail. According to Trump, voting twice should prove whether the election systems are secure. “Let them send it in and let them go vote, and if the [mail-in] system is as good as they say it is then obviously they won’t be able to vote” in person, the president told WECT-TV in Wilmington. But, of course, like most things Trump says, this isn’t actually true. In fact, it’s so not true, it’s very illegal: If you vote twice on purpose,

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The 10 most popular activewear brands of 2020

The 10 most popular activewear brands of 2020
The 10 most popular activewear brands of 2020

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If there’s one good thing to come out of 2020 so far, it’s that activewear has become an acceptable everyday uniform. Work meeting? Leggings and a stylish, yet sporty (a.k.a. comfortable) top. Virtual happy hour? Same as above. Gym session? You guessed it—the same outfit yet again.

Since more and more of us are wearing athleisure most of the time, the category has skyrocketed in popularity throughout the year. And there are a few retailers in particular that people can’t stop buying, according to recent website traffic data from SimilarWeb. Below are the 10 fastest-growing activewear brands of 2020, including the classic greats (like Lululemon and Nike) and the newcomers (like Gymshark and Outdoor Voices), along with some of our experts’ favorite pieces.

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Everything you need to know about Black Pound Day

Photo credit: Instagram/bpdofficial
Photo credit: Instagram/bpdofficial

From Digital Spy

The Black Lives Matter movement calls on all of us to make long-term commitments to respond directly to systematic racism and to help fight racial inequality.

One way of taking action is by showing your support for Black Pound Day, a monthly initiative encouraging support of Black-owned businesses, both locally and online.

What is Black Pound Day?

Founded by Swiss, a member of So Solid Crew, Black Pound Day is “a real solution-based, community-empowering campaign and motivating endeavour that will leave a better infrastructure for the next generation to walk into”.

Starting off as a monthly initiative, Black Pound Day also provides an opportunity for consumers to find out more about how they can make enduring commitments in support of Black-owned businesses. As Swiss himself says, “it’s a movement, not a moment”.

When is Black Pound Day?

Following the launch on June 27

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The Director Explains Its Mysteries

[Editor’s note: This article contains major spoilers about the plot of “I’m Thinking of Ending Things.”]

Charlie Kaufman is not a fan of solving movies for his audience. “I’m not really big on explaining what things are,” the writer-director said in a phone interview. “I let people have their experiences, so I don’t really have expectations about what people are going to think. I really do support anybody’s interpretation.”

Nevertheless, nothing in Kaufman’s head-spinning repertoire has begged for answers more than “I’m Thinking of Ending Things.” His scripts for “Being John Malkovich” and “Adaptation” took bizarre labyrinthine paths into the troubled male psyche, a journey he continued with directing efforts “Synecdoche, New York” and “Anomalisa.” In his new Netflix-produced feature, however, Kaufman has built a story steeped in the details of a single troubled mind, and littered it with so many reference points it practically demands a masterclass in semiotics … Read More