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7 can’t-miss apps: Glam Scout, Videolicious, ‘One More Bounce’ and more

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With Facebook taking more swipes at Snapchat and courts upholding your right to take selfies while you vote, you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps.

Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes an app to help you try out new makeup looks, a travel app and a video app that will make editing a breeze.

Check out the gallery below to see our top picks. If…

Inside Sammy’s Bowery Follies, the scuzziest, greatest dive bar of all time

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In 1934, Sammy Fuchs opened a saloon at 267 Bowery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Surrounded by flophouses and missions, Sammy’s Bowery Follies catered mainly to the homeless, the penniless, and the generally down and out.

That changed somewhat in the early ‘40s after a surprising customer passed through: a monocle-wearing gentleman who turned out to be a British lord tired of the fussy formality of the uptown clubs.

Sensing a new market, Sammy acquired a cabaret…

Got roommates? You should think about splitting a cellphone bill

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You’ve finally moved out on your own and you’re feeling free. Free to decorate how you want, blast your stereo whenever, and — oh, right — pay your own bills.

NerdWallet has found that many young adults stay on their family’s cell phone plan because it saves money all around. If you’re not so lucky, consider setting up your own family plan with friends or roommates.

Having roommates may already lower your cost of living: You share rent, utilities, maybe even food. If you’re managing expenses…

Listen to Hillary Clinton discuss basement-dwelling Sanders supporters at a donor event

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Hillary Clinton said Bernie Sanders supporters are “children of the Great Recession” who live “in their parents’ basement,” according to hacked audio from a private conversation with donors in February.

‘Voyager’ animated short warns against a tech-obsessed future

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The best science fiction mixes unlikely events with reality in ways that make us ask big questions, and in the case of Voyager, the film brought a tear to my eye. Yes, really.

Written and directed by France-based Lo

Condolences to Gordon Ramsay, whose penis was stung by a jellyfish

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Yes, Gordon Ramsay fixes kitchen nightmares, but he had much worse luck when a beachgoer’s nightmare came along.

A jellyfish reportedly stung the TV chef on the penis while Ramsey was on the Italian island of Sardinia with his family.

“F*cking hell, it hurt,” he told the Daily Star.

Perhaps most tragically, Ramsay wasn’t even able to urinate on his wound due to its unfortunate placement (that homeopathic cure, contrary to…

MLB fan rushes the field, gets body-slammed by Giants outfielder Angel Pagan

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San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan just might have a future in pro wrestling after he’s done with baseball.

Uber and Lyft are technically illegal in Philadelphia as of today

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Legality was short-lived for Uber and Lyft in Philadelphia.

Anna Kendrick is as upset as you are about ‘Great British Bake Off’

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You may not be done wiping your tears about Mel, Sue and Mary Berry’s Bake Off departures, but just know Anna Kendrick is right there with you.

On Friday night’s Graham Norton Show, Kendrick (and Justin Timberlake) discussed her despair at the Bake Off shake-up — but she’s also looking at the bright side.

“It immediately turned Mel and Sue into folk heroes, and we’re all so proud of Mary for following suit, and then it’s like, of course Paul [Hollywood] stayed, with your bread and your…

Sarah Silverman and Bill Maher admonish Gary Johnson supporters

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Sarah Silverman and Bill Maher are not pleased with the remaining “Bernie Bros.”

On Friday night’s episode of Maher’s Real Time, the two chastised voters who switched their loyalties to Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson after Bernie Sanders lost his bid for the Democratic nomination.