MONEY Apple

Here’s How to Turn Off Apple Music

You might like things just the way they were

Apple launched Apple Music on Tuesday, the company’s new Spotify-like streaming music service. iPhone and iPad users who update their devices to the latest version of iOS will see their old Music app has changed to prominently feature Apple Music and its various bells and whistles.

That’s great if you want a streaming service from Apple, but not so much for anyone who liked things just the way they were. If you would rather listen to the music you’ve purchased with no fancy-smancy recommendations or new album suggestions, there’s a simple method of doing so.

As Six Colors‘ Dan Moren explains, just go to the Settings app, then tap on the Music tab and move the “Show Apple Music” switch to the off position.

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Moren notes this won’t completely change things back to the way they were—you’ll still see the Connect tab, for instance—but your Music app should look at least a little bit more familiar.

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MONEY Books

Why Adults Are Getting into Coloring Books

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It's the latest "literary" craze.

Coloring books: they’re not just for kids anymore.

That’s the word from The Boston Globe, which reports that coloring books for adults are flying off store shelves. The books, which the paper says are more detailed than their child-focussed counterparts, are among the top sellers on Amazon and are well stocked by bookseller Barnes and Noble.

Why are grownups buying up a genre generally targeted at younger children? The answer seems to be that coloring between the lines can be a therapeutic exercise.

“I think it probably speaks to people’s enjoyment in doing this kind of relaxing hobby or distraction from everyday life,” Sarah Deaver, president of the American Art Therapy Association, told the Globe. “It creates an object of focus, and it creates something that’s beautiful and that’s satisfying.” One best-selling coloring book is subtitled Stress Relieving Patterns, and promises to provide “hours and hours of stress relief, mindful calm, and fun, creative expression.”

Adult coloring books have become so popular that even Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is getting in on the act. Earlier this month, Bantam books announced it would publish a GoT coloring book meant for a mature audience. The book “will feature 45 original black and white illustrations, inspired by characters, scenes, locations and other iconic images from Martin’s wildly successful ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series,” the company told the Los Angeles Times. The coloring book is scheduled for release sometime this fall.

MONEY Donald Trump

Angry Customers Want Macy’s to Fire Donald Trump

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Desiree Navarro—FilmMagic Donald Trump launches his Signature Watch collection at Macy's Herald Square.

The Donald’s official merchandise is facing some serious resistance

Donald Trump piñatas may be flying off the shelves, but The Donald’s officially licensed products are facing some serious resistance.

Quartz reports that a petition calling for Macy’s to drop Trump’s merchandise has gathered over 700,000 signatures. The petition is authored by Angelo Carusone, executive vice president for the left-leaning research organization Media Matters, and calls on the retailer to “sever ties” with Trump over the GOP presidential hopeful’s recent comments about Mexican immigrants.

“Donald Trump has attacked Mexican immigrants as ‘rapists’ and ‘killers,'” wrote Carusone. “It’s time for Macy’s to follow Univision’s and NBC’s lead and finally dump Trump.” Carusone is referring to recent decisions by the two broadcasters to split with the billionaire after he implied many Mexicans who come to America are criminals.

Trump has lent his name to a number of products, including spring water, and Macy’s currently carries the Donald J. Trump Collection line of clothing and the Empire by Trump fragrance. A Donald Trump white dress shirt is listed as regularly retailing for $69.99, while a Donald J. Trump Blue Pindot Suit can cost as much as $650. Many of the items are currently on sale. A container of Trump’s Empire perfume costs $52, but Empire-scented deodorant can be had for as little as $14.

This is not the first time the Media Matters executive has taken aim at Trump. Quartz notes Carusone also published a petition in 2012 calling for Macy’s to drop Trump’s merchandise in the wake of his comments suggesting Barack Obama might not be an American citizen. The current petition is an updated version of the previous effort, but Carusone told Quartz earlier today that 25,000 new signatures have been added in roughly the last 24 hours.

It is unclear how effective another petition against Trump will be. In an email to the Media Matters executive following the 2012 petition and published by BuzzFeed, Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren wrote that “we respect your opinion and those who have signed the petition,” but “Many of the individuals associated with products sold at Macy’s — or at any retailer, for that matter — express personal opinions that are not related to the merchandise we sell or to the philosophies of our company. That is the nature of a free society.”

TIME Donald Trump

Angry Customers Want Macy’s to Fire Donald Trump

Donald Trump Launches His New Signature Watch Collection
Desiree Navarro—FilmMagic Donald Trump launches his Signature Watch collection at Macy's Herald Square.

The Donald’s official merchandise is facing some serious resistance

Donald Trump piñatas may be flying off the shelves, but The Donald’s official merchandise is facing some serious resistance.

Quartz reports that a petition calling for Macy’s to drop Donald Trump’s merchandise has gathered over 700,000 signatures. The petition is authored by Angelo Carusone, executive vice president for the left-leaning research organization Media Matters, and calls on the retailer to “sever ties” with Trump over the GOP presidential hopeful’s recent comments about Mexican immigrants.

“Donald Trump has attacked Mexican immigrants as ‘rapists’ and ‘killers,'” wrote Carusone. “It’s time for Macy’s to follow Univision’s and NBC’s lead and finally dump Trump.” Carusone is referring to recent decisions by the two broadcasters to split with the billionaire after he implied many Mexicans who come to America are criminals.

Trump has lent his name to a number of products, including spring water, and Macy’s currently carries the Donald J. Trump Collection line of clothing and the Empire by Trump fragrance. A Donald Trump white dress shirt is listed as regularly retailing for $69.99, while a Donald J. Trump Blue Pindot Suit can cost as much as $650. Many of the items are currently on sale. A container of Trump’s Empire perfume costs $52, but Empire-scented deodorant can be had for as little as $14.

This is not the first time the Media Matters executive has taken aim at Trump. Quartz notes Carusone also published a petition in 2012 calling for Macy’s to drop Trump’s merchandise in the wake of his comments suggesting Barack Obama might not be an American citizen. The current petition is an updated version of the previous effort, but Carusone told Quartz earlier today that 25,000 new signatures have been added in roughly the last 24 hours.

It is unclear how effective another petition against Trump will be. In an email to the Media Matters executive following the 2012 petition and published by BuzzFeed, Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren wrote that “we respect your opinion and those who have signed the petition,” but “Many of the individuals associated with products sold at Macy’s — or at any retailer, for that matter — express personal opinions that are not related to the merchandise we sell or to the philosophies of our company. That is the nature of a free society.”

MONEY Donald Trump

Donald Trump Piñatas Are a Hit In Mexico

A Mexican client who lives in the U.S., looks at a pinata depicting U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hanging outside a workshop in Reynosa, Mexico, June 23, 2015. Days after billionaire Trump accused Mexico of sending criminals to live in the United States, a Mexican artisan has given angry Mexicans an outlet-- a Trump pinata they can stuff with candy and beat with a stick. In the Mexican border city of Reynosa, Dalton Ramirez works at his family's pinata shop where they create a variety of paper mache figures to be filled with treats and broken open with sticks on birthdays and holidays.
Daniel Becerril—Reuters A Donald Trump piñata.

"This pinata especially is the one everyone wants to break."

Mexicans have found a way to hit back at Donald Trump. Literally.

Reuters reports that piñatas bearing Trump’s likeness, including “a flange of blonde hair and a big mouth,” have hit store shelves in Mexico and are proving popular among customers eager to protest the billionaire’s recent remarks against immigrants.

Trump, who is a Republican candidate for president, drew criticism after declaring in his campaign announcement speech that Mexican migrants were bringing “drugs, crime, and rapists” to the United States. He later called his comments “100 percent correct,” but insisted he was a strong supporter of Mexicans. “How can I not love people who give me many millions of dollars for apartments?” Trump said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The Donald’s comments prompted piñata maker Dalton Remirez to design an extremely bashable piñata bearing Trump’s visage. The candy-filled sculpture retails for about $40, and Ramirez says it has been flying off shelves. “This piñata especially is the one everyone wants to break,” the artist told Reuters.

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MONEY leap second

Here’s How Much the Biggest Companies Will Make During the Leap Second

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Spoiler: it's a lot

Tuesday, June 30, will be exactly one second longer than the typical day. That’s thanks to the “leap second,” which gets added on to a day every now and again to compensate for a constant gravitation tug-of-war between Earth and the moon that very gradually slows our planet’s rotation.

The leap second made us wonder: exactly how much do America’s largest companies make during that extra second?

To answer that question, we took the top five firms in the Fortune 500 and divided their annual revenue by the number of seconds in the average year. The result?

  • Walmart, the largest company in the world, makes enough in one second ($15,390) to feed a family of four for over 14 months.
  • It takes Exxon Mobil one second to generate enough revenue ($12,124) to buy one half of a Toyota Prius.
  • Chevron makes enough in one second ($6,457) to buy 2,333 gallons of gasoline.
  • Berkshire Hathaway takes in enough in one second ($6,169) to buy almost 16,000 cans of Coke, the favorite soda of Berkshire founder Warren Buffett.
  • With the amount Apple makes every second ($5,793), the company could buy nine new unlocked iPhones.

And how much does the average American household make in one second? According to the U.S. Census, the answer is less than a cent. It’s pretty good to be a giant corporation.

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MONEY legal

Wall Street Executive Must Pay $18 Million In Sexual Harassment Suit

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Bloomberg/Getty Images Benjamin Wey, Chief Executive Officer at New York Global Group.

Benjamin Wey, CEO of New York Global Group, was accused of pressuring a female employee into sex and then firing her once he found out she had a boyfriend.

Wall Street CEO Benjamin Wey must pay $18 million to a former employee for sexual harassment, retaliation, and defamation, a federal court ruled on Monday.

The Associated Press reports that Benjamin Wey, the chief executive officer of investing firm New York Global Group, was accused of using his authority to coerce Hanna Bouveng into having sex on four occasions before firing her six months later. According to Bouveng, the firing occurred when Wey found another man in her $3,600-a-month Tribeca apartment that Wey had helped pay for.

Following Bouveng’s firing, the 25-year old Swedish native claims Wey tried to ruin her reputation by calling her a “street walker” and “loose woman” on his blog. Her lawyers also say Wey traveled to Bouveng’s new job at a cafe in Stockholm, Sweden, in order to intimidate her. “The message was: ‘Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, I am going to find you and I am going to get you,” said Bouveng’s attorney during the trial.

Wey argued he and Bouveng never slept together and that the woman’s party-going lifestyle eventually led to her firing. However, the court found in favor of Bouveng and ordered the CEO to pay $2 million in compensation and $16 million in punitive damages.

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MONEY colleges

Department of Education Backs Away from Plan to Rate Colleges

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The Obama administration's plan to officially rate colleges appears to be cancelled.

The U.S. Department of Education appears to have scrapped plans to create a college rating system, according to an announcement on the agency’s official website.

In a blog posting Thursday, Deputy Under Secretary for Postsecondary Education Jamienne Studley said the department would be releasing a tool this summer that will “provide students with more data than ever before to compare college costs and outcomes” in order to “Help students to reach their own conclusions about a college’s value.” The new system will still provide information on colleges, but refrain from assigning a ranking.

That policy differs starkly from the president’s original plan, announced in August of 2013, to develop a rating system for colleges and tie federal financial aid to each institution’s performance. The ratings would have been based on factors like better access for lower-income students, affordability, and outcomes such as graduation rate and graduate earnings.

However, the rankings initiative met stiff opposition from educators who accused the administration of embracing a one-size-fits-all approach.

“Applying a sledgehammer to the whole system isn’t going to work,” Robert G. Templin Jr., president of Northern Virginia Community College, told the New York Times last year. “They think their vision of higher education is the only one.”

While some officials initially claimed the creation of a college ratings system would be a relatively simple endeavor—Deputy Under Secretary Studley previously compared rating colleges to “rating a blender”—the department seems to have come around to Templin’s position.

“Through our research and our conversations with the field, we have found that the needs of students are very diverse and the criteria they use to choose a college vary widely,” wrote Studley on Thursday. “By providing a wealth of data–including many important metrics that have not been published before–students and families can make informed comparisons and choices based on the criteria most important to them.”

In an interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education, Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell did not explicitly say the ratings plan had been cancelled, but admitted the department would “be focusing on the consumer-focused tool for this year’s project.” The ratings system was originally scheduled for release before the 2015 school year.

Even though the government has pulled back from providing official college ratings, the new system will be built to assist third parties in creating their own rankings. Studley’s blog post included a promise to “provide open data to researchers, institutions and the higher education community to help others benchmark institutional performance.”

Last summer, MONEY debuted its own “Best Colleges” rankings. Those ratings used a number of metrics to determine a college’s quality affordability, post-graduation outcomes, and affordability and then compose an overall ranking based on those features.

MONEY financial problems

This Worry Keeps 62% of Americans Up at Night

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Concerns about money are leaving a majority of Americans sleepless.

Most Americans are losing sleep over a financial concern, according to a new report.

A survey conducted by CreditCards.com found 62% of respondents said they were being kept awake by at least one financial problem. That number is lower than during the tail end of the recession in 2009, when 69% of Americans said they were losing sleep over their finances, but still worse than the beginning of the financial crisis in 2007 when the proportion of those kept awake stood at 56%.

Among those who are losing sleep, the most common fear is not saving enough for retirement. About 40% of Americans report they sometimes stay awake worrying about their retirement savings, and as many as half of respondents between age 50 and 64 say this concern keeps them up at night.

The second largest worry is educational expenses, which keeps 31% of the population—and 50% of 18-­ to 29-year­-olds—from slumber, followed by 29% of Americans who stay restless over medical bills.

Matt Schulz, senior industry analyst at CreditCards.com, said the results highlight how record levels of student debt have taken a toll on students and recent graduates. “It kind of confirms a lot of what we’ve seen,” said Schulz. “The education costs are the only financial fear that has continuously grown in all of the times we’ve done this survey.”

He also offered suggestions for how people stressed out by their finances can finally get some shuteye. “People lose sleep when things seem out of their control, and a lot of folks with student debt feel like it’s out of their control,” the analyst noted. “It’s important that people who are losing sleep and feel out of control take some sort action, whether they’re making a budget, or getting a side job—doing something that can help them get a little control over their financial issue. It may not solve their financial problems, but it might help them sleep better at night because they feel like they’re doing something about it.”

He also pointed out that, perhaps unsurprisingly, Americans making over $75,000 per year were less likely to lose sleep than those with lower incomes. “They say that money can’t buy you love or happiness but our survey shows it might be able to buy you a better night’s sleep,” Schulz added.

 

MONEY Food & Drink

What Happened When We Tried Pizza Hut’s New Hot Dog Pizza

Do hot dogs and pizza go together like chocolate and peanut butter or oil and water?

Pizza Hut is finally selling its new hot dog pizza to the public. We got our hands on a pair of pies as soon as we could, and were anxious to try them. The reviews were immediately mixed, ranging from “It’s not the worst thing” and “I like it” to “Whoa, that’s slimy” and “I don’t want to try that.” Hot dogs and pizza may be more like oil and water for some, but for others it’s a match made in heaven.

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