New top story from Time: People Really Love Matching their Fancy Nails to Random Things for Maximum Attention

Got a fresh new manicure? Then you’re going to want to flaunt it. There’s only one problem: many photos of fancy nails can fall flat; it’s just a hand, after all.

Enter the new trend in photographing nail art for maximum attention-grabbing: just hold up random foodstuffs or household items that match your color choice, and it’s guaranteed to make a splash. That was certainly the case when Twitter user Alina Marie matched her pink manicure to a slice of ham and a strawberry milkshake, sharing the photos back in January and prompting another internet onlooker to scratch his head in confusion in a now-viral response months later.

Since then, plenty of other Twitter users have taken to the platform to relate to her plight. As it turns out, people really love matching their nails to random things found in daily life, from a brightly-colored scissors to the blue label on a bottle read more

New top story from Time: ‘Carrie Fisher Means Freedom.’ Star Wars’ John Boyega Misses Princess Leia As Much As You

Carrie Fisher’s final film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, won’t be in theaters until December, but her co-stars are already talking about her performance.

In a recent interview with Variety, John Boyega shared a very sweet message about Fisher’s hilarious frankness and enduring influence.

Boyega, whose work as Finn, a stormtrooper-turned-rebel warrior in Star Wars: The Force Awakens propelled him to stardom, had some incredible kind words for the PhD-scholar-turned-princess-turned-general. “Carrie Fisher means freedom,” he told the magazine. “She influenced people to be authentic and say what you want, however you want. I’ll miss her energy.”

Boyega, who can now be seen in Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit, also seems to admire Fisher’s notoriously sharp sense of humor and honesty. “You were always going to hear Carrie Fisher somewhere saying something that she has no business saying, that makes everybody laugh,” he said.

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New top story from Time: 12 Questions Game of Thrones Needs to Answer in the Second Half of Season 7

Warning: Spoilers for Game of Thrones and wild speculation about the future of the series ahead.

There are just three episodes left in the shortened seventh season of Game of Thrones, and there have been surprisingly few deaths so far. Given the show’s nihilistic outlook on life, casualties in the remaining episodes are inevitable. But beyond the obvious questions of who will die and who will survive, we still have a number of queries about the show’s greater mysteries, including Jon Snow’s parentage, Daenerys’ war strategy and the White Walkers.

Though characters are moving at a faster pace this season — Jon Snow made it from Winterfell to Dragonstone in 30 seconds flat — the show still has plenty of plot to churn through before it gets to the battle with the undead. Here are just a few of the unanswered questions we have for the rest of the season.

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Introduce a mysterious dagger in the first read more

New top story from Time: Mike Pence Is Carving Out His Own Political Identity. Just Don’t Say It’s Not on Behalf of Trump

(WASHINGTON) — Shuttling across the country aboard Air Force Two, Vice President Mike Pence has been a loyal messenger for President Donald Trump. At the same time, he has been carving out his own political identity as the steady understudy to a mercurial president.

The Republican vice president has raised more than $1 million in recent months for his political committee, headlined GOP events in such key states as Iowa and Ohio, and hosted Republican VIPs for dinner at his formal residence in Washington. Pence is also preparing to take his fourth overseas trip in the last six months, a schedule that has removed him from the Trump White House’s daily palace intrigue and the special counsel’s investigation into the Trump administration’s ties with Russia.

The vice president’s push-and-pull with Trump was reflected in his office’s vigorous response to a New York Times report that suggested he might be taking steps to position himself for a 2020 presidential read more

New top story from Time: David Letterman Returns to TV With New Netflix Series

(NEW YORK) — David Letterman, who said goodbye to his long-running talk show two years ago, will say hello to TV again with a new show for Netflix.

Netflix announced Tuesday that the six-episode series has Letterman combining two primary interests: in-depth conversations and in-the-field segments sparked by his curiosity and humor. In each hour-long episode, Letterman will conduct a long-form conversation with a single guest and explore topics of his own outside the studio.

The series, not yet titled, is set to premiere in 2018.

In 33 years on late-night television, Letterman hosted 6,028 episodes of NBC’s “Late Night” and CBS’ “Late Show,” and is the longest-running late-night broadcaster in American history. He has won 10 Emmys and two Peabody awards. He stepped down from the “Late Show” in May 2015.

Letterman said he feels “excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix.” He added these words of wisdom: “If read more

New top story from Time: Here’s What President Trump Achieved Since His First 100 Days

As President Trump approached his first 100 days in office, he called it a “ridiculous standard,” while House Speaker Paul Ryan said it was too soon to judge progress.

“I talked about 200 days because I thought the kind of agenda that we’re attempting to put together here — overhauling health care, overhauling the tax system, rebuilding our military, securing the border — those take more than just a few months,” Ryan said in April.

On Monday, Trump hit the 200-day mark, but major achievements still remain elusive.

Here’s a quick look at what’s happened — and what hasn’t — in Trump’s second 100 days.

Trump announced the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. The U.S. won’t officially be able to leave the international agreement to fight climate change until November of 2020.

The Justice Department appointed a special counsel on the Russia investigation. Former FBI read more

New top story from Time: These Women Got the Ultimate Revenge After a Guy Tried to Date Them All in One Night

A lengthy Twitter tale of a crew of women who became fast friends when a man scheduled dates with them all in one night at the same bar has gone viral.

As Washington, D.C., resident Lisette Plyant tells it, a man who she did not name arranged for at least six of what he dubbed “pre-date interviews” at a bar. It backfired.

According to Plyant, she met the guy at a bar, but after she found that her date was going nowhere and it ended, she still stuck around. Soon enough, she met the twist — the man’s second date — and they got to chatting. Together, they came up with a revenge plot worthy of your new favorite girl gang movie: ditch the guy and leave him with the bill.

Plyant verified to Mashable that her tweets detailing the too-bizarre-for-this-world evening were true, chalking it up to bad luck in the romance department.

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But there was more to this highly amusing saga. The “multi-tasker” read more

New top story from Time: You Might Need a Reservation at National Parks

1. Soon you might need reservations to visit a national park — for a good reason.

By Scott Martelle in the Los Angeles Times

2. America needs a strategy for the sixteen year-old war in Afghanistan.

By the editorial board of USA Today

3. Don’t let social media convince you everyone else’s life is perfect.

By Barbara Greenberg in Psychology Today

4. The war on drugs is holding science back.

By Naomi Burke-Shyne at the Open Society Foundations

5. Could we use games to fight fake news?

By Christine Schmidt at NiemanLab

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C.

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New top story from Time: Spotify Is Finally On Xbox One With High Quality Audio

Last week, someone noticed Xbox Live honcho Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb using something that looked a lot like music-streaming service Spotify running on an Xbox. Turns out that was no fluke: Microsoft just announced Spotify is indeed finally coming to the Xbox One, effective immediately, and with a full-court press: it’s available in a total of 34 markets worldwide.

To get it, you just have to visit the Xbox Store, download the new Spotify for Xbox app, and you’re in business. What happens next depends whether you’re already paying for the service.

Spotify offers two listening options, Free or Premium. Free, which only requires signing up for an account, offers access to the service’s vast music catalogue, but with ads (including audio spots that play every so many tracks) and the requirement that you have to shuffle-play tracks. Premium, which runs $10 a month, removes the ads and shuffle-play strictures.

With the Xbox One version of the app, you can read more

New top story from Time: Spotify Is Finally On Xbox One With High Quality Audio

Last week, someone noticed Xbox Live honcho Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb using something that looked a lot like music-streaming service Spotify running on an Xbox. Turns out that was no fluke: Microsoft just announced Spotify is indeed finally coming to the Xbox One, effective immediately, and with a full-court press: it’s available in a total of 34 markets worldwide.

To get it, you just have to visit the Xbox Store, download the new Spotify for Xbox app, and you’re in business. What happens next depends whether you’re already paying for the service.

Spotify offers two listening options, Free or Premium. Free, which only requires signing up for an account, offers access to the service’s vast music catalogue, but with ads (including audio spots that play every so many tracks) and the requirement that you have to shuffle-play tracks. Premium, which runs $10 a month, removes the ads and shuffle-play strictures.

With the Xbox One version of the app, you can read more