Hulu February 2021: Every new movie and show coming this month

By Nicole Archer for C|NET©

Welcome to February! The highlight for this month is the Hulu original The United States vs. Billie Holiday. Andra Day stars as Holiday, who is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics during her career. It looks interesting, it looks great. 

Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Andra Day are posing for a picture
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The United States vs. Billie Holiday comes out on the 26th of February. If you don’t know what to watch while waiting for it, here’s the full list of everything else hitting Hulu this month. 

Feb. 1 

60 Days In: Complete Season 6

Abducted: The Mary Stauffer Story (2019)

Ancient Aliens: Complete Season 14 (History)

Bride & Prejudice: Forbidden Love: Complete Season 2

Forged in Fire: Beat the Judges: Complete Season 1

Kings of Pain: Complete Season 1

Married At First Sight: Complete Season 10

Mommy is a Murderer (2020)

Pawn Stars: Complete Seasons 11 & 12

The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch: Complete Season 1

Tempted by Danger (2020)

The UnXplained with William Shatner: Complete Season 2

9 to 5 (1980)

Affliction (1998)

American Psycho (2000)

American Psycho 2 (2002)

The Bellboy (1960)

Bug (1975)

Cinderfella (1960)

Crimes Of The Heart (1987)

Did You Hear About The Morgans? (2009)

District 9 (2009)

Downhill Racer (1969)

Employee of the Month (2006)

Everything Must Go (2011)

From Hell (2001)

G.I. Jane (1997)

Garfield (2004)

Gargoyles: Wings of Darkness (2004)

Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)

Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

Happy Tears (2010)

Haunting In Connecticut 2: Ghosts Of Georgia (2013)

Hello, My Name is Doris (2016)

Hitman’s Run (1999)

Jane Austen’s Mafia! (1998)

Jennifer 8 (1992)

John Grisham’s The Rainmaker (1997)

The Juror (1996)

Mars Attacks! (1996)

Me, Myself And Irene (2000)

Ninja Assassin (2009)

The Omen (1976)

Damien – Omen II (1978)

Only God Forgives (2013)

The Patsy (1964)

Phase IV (1974)

Possessor (2020)

The Prince Of Tides (1991)

Shirley Valentine (1989)

The Shootist (1976)

Sideways (2004)

Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

The Tenant (1976)

Teresa’s Tattoo (1994)

Turbulence (1997)

Van Wilder: Party Liaison (2002)

Waking Ned Devine (1998)

Witness (1985)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

You Laugh But It’s True (2011)

You’ve Got Mail (1998) 

Feb. 2

The School That Tried to End Racism: Complete Season 1 

Feb. 4

12 Hour Shift (2020) 

Feb. 5 

The New York Times Presents: “Framing Britney Spears”: New Episode

Feb. 7 

Harrow: Season 3 Premiere

Feb. 11 

Then Came You (2019)

Feb. 12 

Into the Dark: Tentacles: New Episode Premiere

2067 (2020)

You’re Next (2013) 

Feb. 13 

Hip Hop Uncovered: Documentary Series Premiere

Feb. 15 

Cutthroat Kitchen: Complete Season 15

Dragnificent!: Complete Season 1

House Hunters International: Complete Seasons 139 & 140

House Hunters: Complete Seasons 160-162, 164 & 165

Property Brothers: Complete Season 14

Southern Gothic: Complete Season 1

Witches Of Salem: Complete Season 1

Lost Girls and Love Hotels (2020)

The Shape of Water (2017) 

Feb. 16 

Bad Habits, Holy Orders: Complete Season 1

Keeping Up With The Kardashians: Complete Season 19

North Korea: Inside the Mind of a Dictator: Complete Season 1

The Warrior Queen of Jhansi (2019) 

Feb. 17 

Logan Lucky (2017)

Feb. 18 

Good Trouble: Season 3 Premiere

Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) 

Feb. 19 

Nomadland (2021)

Feb. 23

Spring Baking Championship: Complete Season 7

Dredd (2012) 

Feb. 25 

Snowfall: Season 4 Premiere 

Feb. 26

The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) 

Happy binging !

Source: Hulu February 2021: Every new movie and show coming this month (msn.com)

‘This is America’s day’: Biden inaugurated as 46th president

Courtney Subramanian and John Fritze, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden asserted that “democracy has prevailed” Wednesday after he was inaugurated the 46th president of the United States, calling for Americans to unite and confront the perilous challenges before them: a deadly coronavirus pandemic, economic turmoil and divisions over American leadership. 

Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie: President Joe Biden gestures to stage members before delivering his inaugural address during the 2021 Presidential Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the U.S. Capitol.
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Biden takes the helm at a precarious moment in U.S. history, as the nation continues its struggle with a virus that has claimed more than 400,000 American lives. And he enters the White House amid fallout from a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of supporters of former President Donald Trump, underscoring tensions in U.S. politics that Biden must navigate if he hopes to advance his ambitious agenda.

“This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve,” Biden declared in his 21-minute inaugural address.

Standing on the steps of the Capitol, where rioters ransacked its hallowed halls just two weeks ago, Biden was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts in an austere ceremony stripped of much of its pomp and circumstance due to the pandemic. The otherwise ceremonial peaceful transfer of power had the feel of a war zone, ringed by large security fences near the National Mall with more than 25,000 National Guard members called in over security concerns after the Jan. 6 Capitol siege. 

“Today, we celebrate the triumph, not of a candidate, but of a cause: The cause of democracy. The people – the will of the people – has been heard,” he continued. “We’ve learned again, that democracy is precious. Democracy is fragile. At this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed.”

Despite the absence of cheering supporters, Biden struck a hopeful tone throughout his first address as president, hitting on his campaign theme of unity and vowing his “whole soul” is invested in trying to bring people together. Touching on an idea often raised by past presidents but largely missing over the past four years, Biden pledged to be a “president for all Americans,” fighting as hard for those who didn’t vote for him as those who did. 

“We must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue,” he said, “rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal.” 

Source: ‘This is America’s day’: Biden inaugurated as 46th president, Harris sworn in as vice president (msn.com)

Meet Joe Biden, America’s imperfect leader

By insider@insider.com (Marguerite Ward,May Teng) 

© Joshua Roberts/Getty; Skye Gould/Insider A look into Joe Biden’s past shows a complex leader characterized by working-class roots, perseverance, compromise, and an ability to connect with others. Joshua Roberts/Getty; Skye Gould/Insider

Biden checks a lot of boxes as your typical politician. The 78-year-old has a receding hairline, marked crow’s-feet, white skin, and whiter hair. He stands at 6 feet and flashes a bright toothy smile. Politically, he’s viewed as a moderate Democrat.

But a closer look into the life of the president-elect reveals a man deeply shaped by sadness, comfortable with vulnerability, and in possession of a unique ability to connect with others. And yet, over his nearly five decades in politics, he’s faced controversy, scandals, and gaffes, some of which have led to national discussions over Biden’s fit for certain offices.

Insider spoke with several former colleagues of Biden, including former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and official White House photographer David Lienemann, in addition to leadership experts like the “Grit” author and psychologist Angela Duckworth and the writer Evan Osnos, to get a close-up look at what they say are the strengths and weaknesses of America’s new leader.

  • Joe Biden will begin leading the US on Wednesday amid a pandemic, an opioid crisis, and massive political instability.
  • The president-elect presents himself as a conventional leader with a moderate stance toward policy.
  • Yet deep grief, empathy, adversity, and controversy have all informed his leadership.

Source: PRESENTING: Meet Joe Biden, America’s imperfect leader (msn.com)

Netflix is releasing 45 new original movies and series in February – here’s the full list

By Zach Epstein for BGR©

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Well, Netflix fans, we have good news and bad news for you today. The good news is that Netflix has announced its full release schedule for February 2021. The bad news is that unfortunately, we’ve got a pretty bleak month in store.

Don’t get us wrong — there are definitely a few big releases to look forward to. The problem is that sadly, we do mean “few” in the truest sense of the word. Season 3 of the fantastic crime drama The Sinner is set to hit Netflix in its entirety on February 6th, and it’s an excellent season so you should definitely check that out. There are also a few solid movies set to arrive next month, such as the decade-old Christopher Nolan blockbuster Inception. Where original Netflix movies and series are concerned, however, the highlights are few and far between.

Netflix made a huge announcement in early January to tout the fact that it has at least one new original movie set to debut each and every week in 2021. While that may be true, the quality of said movies remains to be seen. In February 2021, there are a few series that we’re definitely looking forward to. There are also some solid movies on the way like I Care A Lot, which looks fantastic, and Malcolm & Marie, which stars John David Washington and Zendaya. Beyond that… well… take a look for yourself.

You’ll find the full list of Netflix original releases in February 2021 down below.

Streaming February 2nd

Streaming February 3rd

Streaming February 5th

Streaming February 10th

Streaming February 11th

Streaming February 12th

Streaming February 15th

Streaming February 16th

Streaming February 17th

Streaming February 18th

Streaming February 19th

Streaming February 20th

  • Classmates Minus — NETFLIX FILM

Streaming February 23rd

  • Brian Regan: On The Rocks — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL
  • Pelé — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

Streaming February 24th

  • Canine Intervention — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Ginny & Georgia — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Streaming February 25th

Streaming February 26th

Release Date TBD

  • Sisyphus — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Vincenzo — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Source: Netflix is releasing 45 new original movies and series in February – here’s the full list (msn.com)

The 25 Scariest Books of All Time

Do yourself a favor: Don’t read these scary books right before bed.

By Daryl Chen and Emma Taubenfeld for Reader’s Digest

So here’s the thing. It’s not my thing. That being said, or written, I know many of you just love the heck out of this genre. So knock yourselves out. What a minute, that’s inappropriate. That should happen while you read, I mean to the hero/heroine. That’s the least of what’s gonna happen, right?

I’m not going to give you any kind of description of what you’re in for, should you decide to chance fate and read one of these books. I’m having none of it. I’m just leaving a clue (a link) so you can decide to give it a shot (Sorry, inappropriate again) or not. The link is as far as I go with this craziness, the closest I will get to the blood, guts and gore. (sorry).

I won’t sleep well tonight knowing some of you will be foolish enough to risk permanent scared-out-of-my-wits syndrome. As for me, it’s reruns of Happy Days.

Be careful my friends, very, very careful !

Your Link: The Scariest Books of All Time | Reader’s Digest (rd.com)

Hair Thinning? It Could Be Because of Your Shower Routine

By Jennifer Aldrich for BHG©

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I’ve always had fine, fragile hair that breaks off easily, so I’m very careful with my tresses. I don’t use heat unnecessarily, and when I do use hot tools, I make sure to spray on a protectant like the OUAI Heat Protection Spray ($28, Sephora). But despite my best efforts, I noticed some breakage around the front layers of my hair. I talked to my stylist, Maria Wheeler, who owns her own salon in central Iowa, and after going over my routine, she said it’s most likely because of how I’m wrapping my hair in a towel after I shower. I was shocked; I had just bought a fancy Aquis Hair Turban ($30, Sephora) to protect my strands. Well, apparently, I was doing more harm than good, and if you’ve noticed any thinning or breakage, you might be making the same mistake.

Why Is My Hair Thinning?

My biggest problem wasn’t necessarily my towel, but how I was putting my hair up. “Anytime you twist, pull or wrap your hair too tightly you can potentially cause damage or breakage, especially if your hair is prone to it,” explains celebrity hairstylist Harry Josh, who’s worked with Ellen Pompeo, Kate Hudson, Priyanka Chopra, and Gisele Bündchen, among others.

A lack of elasticity can also cause breakage from a hair towel, says Joseph Maine, artistic director of Color Wow. “To test your elasticity, you can stretch a strand while it’s wet,” Maine says. “It should bounce back. If it feels limp, mushy, breaks, or stretches more than usual, then it’s likely it needs protein.” He recommends adding a little bit of the Color WowDream Cocktail ($25, Dermstore) through wet hair and then blow-drying your strands. “After a single-use, it can reduce breakage by 50%,” he says.

How to Prevent Your Hair From Breaking

There are a few things you can do if you notice breakage. First, you can gently twist your hair up, being careful not to twist or pull too tightly, Josh says. “If your hair is super fragile and prone to breakage, don’t put it in a turban at all,” he adds. “Just gently towel dry.”

Plus, you shouldn’t leave your hair up too long anyway. “Wrapping your hair will trap moisture, and your hair will never fully dry,” Maine notes. Instead, gently scrunch your hair with a towel, or a turban, like the Aquis Hair Turban  I use. Then, let your hair air-dry for about 15 minutes, and carefully towel dry again with a new towel, Maine says. Finish by blowing out your hair.

With just a few simple switches with your routine, you can get healthier hair and minimize breakage. For the past couple of months, I’ve just scrunched my strands and let them air dry before using my hairdryer, and I haven’t had any more thinning issues. This easy technique has really helped my hair.

Source: Notice Your Hair Thinning? It Could Be Because of Your Shower Routine (msn.com)

Stylists reveal the 11 fashion trends we’ll be seeing everywhere in 2021

By insider@insider.com (Sophia Mitrokostas)  for Insider©

Stylists reveal the 11 fashion trends we’ll be seeing everywhere in 2021

  • Insider asked three stylists for their 2021 fashion-trend predictions. 
  • High-waisted pants are on the rise in men’s fashion. 
  • Ribbed or knit two-piece sets will likely be big for the colder months, and bra tops could be a major warm-weather style.
  • Stylists think both pinks and earthy tones will be trendy colors in 2021. 
  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

With 2020 out, it’s time to get ready for a fresh crop of fashion trends. 

Insider spoke with three professional stylists to find out their 2021 style predictions.  Here are a few:

Slide 3 of 12: Personal and fashion stylist Lana Blanc told Insider that statement sleeves are about to have their moment. "We're expecting to see big-shouldered, 1980s-style sleeves and sleeves adorned with oversized ruffles," she said. Styles on the rise include bell and balloon sleeves, which can add visual interest to a top without sacrificing warmth.

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Statement sleeves will likely gain popularity.

Personal and fashion stylist Lana Blanc told Insider that statement sleeves are about to have their moment. 

“We’re expecting to see big-shouldered, 1980s-style sleeves and sleeves adorned with oversized ruffles,” she said. 

Styles on the rise include bell and balloon sleeves, which can add visual interest to a top without sacrificing warmth.

Slide 6 of 12: Earth tones may become the new neutrals in the coming decade. "Warm, earthy colors are working their way into fashion at a very fast pace," Kenger told Insider. "They're replacing the sleek blacks and grays we've been seeing for a long time."The colors on the rise will likely include rust reds, mustard yellows, and deep browns.

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Earthy colors are on the rise.

Earth tones may become the new neutrals in the coming decade. 

“Warm, earthy colors are working their way into fashion at a very fast pace,” Kenger told Insider. “They’re replacing the sleek blacks and grays we’ve been seeing for a long time.”

The colors on the rise will likely include rust reds, mustard yellows, and deep browns.

Slide 7 of 12: Bra tops fall somewhere between a crop top and a bra, and Blanc thinks this midriff-baring style will emerge as a warm-weather trend in 2021.  "This trend may not thrill everyone, but you can get creative with it," she said. "Pair a bra top with a sheer blouse or layer one over a crisp white button-down."Some bra tops are more sporty, but others are made from luxe materials like velvet or silk.

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Bra tops will likely be everywhere in spring and summer 2021.

Bra tops fall somewhere between a crop top and a bra, and Blanc thinks this midriff-baring style will emerge as a warm-weather trend in 2021.  

“This trend may not thrill everyone, but you can get creative with it,” she said. “Pair a bra top with a sheer blouse or layer one over a crisp white button-down.”

Some bra tops are more sporty, but others are made from luxe materials like velvet or silk.

Finally,

Slide 8 of 12: The new year may bring a wave of pink pieces to wardrobes and runways. "I predict that pink will be a really popular color in 2021," Blanc told Insider. "The spring 2021 runways were full of pink silk, pink pants, pink accessories, and even pink details in tweed." Hues like bubblegum and pastel pink may be easier to incorporate into everyday wear, but more saturated and neon shades are gaining popularity, too. 

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Pink may be the color of the new year.

The new year may bring a wave of pink pieces to wardrobes and runways. 

“I predict that pink will be a really popular color in 2021,” Blanc told Insider. “The spring 2021 runways were full of pink silk, pink pants, pink accessories, and even pink details in tweed.” 

Hues like bubblegum and pastel pink may be easier to incorporate into everyday wear, but more saturated and neon shades are gaining popularity, too. 

For more fashion insight, click below.

Source: Stylists reveal the 11 fashion trends we’ll be seeing everywhere in 2021 (msn.com)