Lauren Bushnell & Chris Lane Show Off Their Bedroom ‘Retreat’ in Nashville: We’re ‘Very Blessed’

Emilee Geist

Alyssa Rosenheck

Before he met his wife, Chris Lane was crooning about looking for a girl he could take back home. Now, not only has he married the love of his life, Lauren Bushnell Lane — but they’ve also designed the perfect home to go back to, together. 

The country star, 35, and the Bachelor alum, 30, purchased their first property together in Nashville, Tennessee, in August 2019. The pair had gotten engaged in June after dating for less than a year, and were married in October 2019.

After quarantining in Nashville throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the couple says they’ve had plenty of time to make their new house a home — and they couldn’t be more grateful. “We’ve already created so many great memories in it,” Bushnell Lane tells PEOPLE.

Alyssa Rosenheck

The room where they spend the most time is their master bedroom, they admit, which they worked

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How Bumble grew from a female-focused dating app to a global behemoth that’s reportedly headed toward an IPO valued at more than $6 billion

Emilee Geist

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Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd.
  • Female-focused dating app Bumble was founded in late 2014 by Whitney Wolfe Herd and Andrey Andreev, the founder of dating app Badoo.

  • Wolfe Herd was one of the cofounders of Tinder, but she left the company and later filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Tinder and its parent company, IAC.

  • Bumble has grown quickly since 2015, amassing 100 million users worldwide and expanding into professional networking and friendship in addition to dating. 

  • Bumble was most recently valued at $3 billion after the Blackstone Group bought out Andreev’s stake last year. This led Wolfe Herd to oversee both Bumble and Badoo, owning a 19% stake in the company. 

  • Now, Bumble is planning an initial public offering in early 2021, according to a report from Bloomberg. 

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Bumble is reportedly headed toward a $6 billion initial public offering. 

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‘She Was Adamant About Logos’

Emilee Geist

From the music to the drama to the fashion, Monday night’s highly-anticipated Verzuz rap battle between R&B legends Brandy and Monica did not disappoint.

Monica, 39, turned heads during the Instagram Live event — created by producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz at the beginning of quarantine — in a Fendi ensemble embossed with the Italian label’s iconic logo.

She paired the matching corset top, cropped jacket and beret with beige vinyl pants that sparked a conversation online because fans couldn’t tell if they were actually pants, or just very tall boots. (Solange Knowles even posted a poll on Twitter to settle the debate.)

Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images; Prince Williams/Wireimage Brandy; Monica

On Wednesday, Monica’s stylist Kollin Carter set the record straight about the bottom portion of the singer’s look, sharing a full outfit breakdown on Instagram alongside a series of black-and-white behind-the-scenes photos.

RELATED: Brandy and Monica Address Beef in Record-Breaking

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The best free games on Xbox One (September 2020)

Emilee Geist

The free-to-play genre is massive, with games like Destiny 2 and Warframe showcasing how sustainable the model can be. From massive, 150-player battles in Call of Duty: Warzone to relaxing management in Fallout Shelter, there’s a little something for everyone in the free-to-play genre. Here are the best free Xbox One games that you can download and start playing now.

. It’s a lot cheaper than buying video games, plus the library is packed to the brim with excellent experiences. It’s also worth noting that you’ll need an

for most games on this list, which is included with Game Pass. There aren’t many single-play free-to-play games.

Respawn’s Apex Legends came out of nowhere, attracting millions of players at launch and maintaining them since. It’s a battle royale game that adds a MOBA-like character roster to the typical battle royale format. Although not the first or last game to add this … Read More

Why Do Stores Put Out Halloween Decorations So Early?

Emilee Geist

If you’re like us, you have a running list of Halloween costume ideas that you excitedly add to throughout the year. Some of them, like “trucker princess,” are not exactly what you could find at a retail store. But the more common costumes—like a regular ole’ princess costume—can be found anywhere. Even as early as September. Here’s what Halloween could look like this year.

Insights from a study conducted by the National Retail Federation (NRF) stated that more than a third of consumers will start buying Halloween products in September or earlier. Almost 9 billion dollars was predicted to have been spent on Halloween in 2019. The NRF study also predicted that 172 million consumers planned to celebrate Halloween in 2019, spending an average of $86.27 per person, purchasing “everything from decorations to candy to costumes (even for beloved pets).”

According to the survey, the majority of shoppers planned to

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A pretty chart showing Norway and Sweden’s top EVs of the moment

Emilee Geist

Compared to the rest of Europe, Nordic countries are leading the way when it comes to the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs).

According to figures from the OFV, Norway’sroad traffic information council, nearly half of all new car sales in the country this year were EVs. Over the border in Sweden, figures from the country’s traffic licensing body, the BIL, showed that EVs make up around 10% of all new car sales. The average across the whole of Europe, however, is somewhere around 4%.

Norway and Sweden have just released their new car registrations for August 2020, so let’s take a look at what cars those countries are actually buying in their shift to clean transport.

[Read: EVs aren’t worse for the environment than regular cars — so stop trying to prove it]

Take a look at the visualization below to get an idea of how some models stack

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How to Improve Digital Fashion Shows

Emilee Geist

Think beyond the regular runway. Think about greater diversity. And let technology follow, not guide, your concept.

Oh, and please entertain and surprise us.

Those are among suggestions for designers and brands plotting digital fashion presentations for the coming spring-summer 2021 season. For the first of a new, recurring featured called Suggestion Box, WWD reached out to a sampling of top editors, retailers and creative figures to evaluate the summer’s digital fashion weeks, which were hinged mainly on creative films.

Among those nonplussed was Laura Brown, editor in chief of InStyle.

“To be honest, I didn’t really watch a lot of the pre-done presentation videos — with the exception of Dior — because they don’t make me feel anything,” she told WWD. “Live presentations like Valentino, captured on video, feel different. Also something like Gucci showing the prep for a shoot had a real-time feeling, and the kids love all

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26 Home Makeover Ideas That Each Cost Less Than $500

Emilee Geist

You’ve probably been spending more time at home than usual due to the coronavirus pandemic, so all of those little things about your space that didn’t really bother you before are probably driving you crazy by now. If your home is in need of a refresh, you might not want to spend thousands on a full kitchen remodel or bathroom renovation, but there are plenty of home improvements you can make without spending a fortune. All of these home makeover projects can be done on a budget.

Last updated: Sept. 2, 2020

1. Paint the Front Door

You can boost your home’s curb appeal at a small cost by painting your front door. “With a good coat of primer and a couple coats of exterior paint, your door will look new and striking at first glance,” said Dina Gibbons, home and garden design expert at RubberMulch, a company that makes

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A millennial car customizer who counts Lebron James and Kendall Jenner among his clients explains why he’s expanding his business with a luxury shoe line

Emilee Geist

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Vik Tchalikian.
  • Car customizer Vik Tchalikian has a client list that includes Lebron James, Kendall Jenner, and even singer Billie Eilish.

  • In early July, Tchalikian expanded his car business, RDB LA, into the luxury fashion sector by launching a shoe line: RDB Shoes.

  • In an interview with Business Insider, Tchalikian talks about the transition from cars to luxury fashion, and what he’s learned about making high-end shoes.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

To car customizer Vik Tchalikian, it doesn’t matter if you drive a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon or a Honda Accord — if you want a snowplow attached to the front of your car, he’ll do it. 

“Logan Paul had us put a snowplow on the front of his big G-Wagon Mercedes Benz,” Tchalikian told Business Insider. “That job cost almost 30,000.”

Apparently, according to Tchalikian, the snowplow was used just

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Tired of America? Georgia (the Country) Will Take You In

Emilee Geist

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cescassawin/Getty

Admit it. You’ve had it with America. In the last six months, you’ve watched COVID kill 183,000 people and sicken millions more. You’ve watched police murder unarmed civilians and SWAT teams assail peaceful protesters with rubber bullets and tear gas. You’ve watched poverty soar, school shootings continue, the wealth gap widen, and unemployment skyrocket—while our leaders throw up their hands or, worse, congratulate themselves while gaslighting us with conspiracy theories. 

If there were ever a time to bounce, it’s now. And the Eastern European/Eurasian country of Georgia—which has registered a total of just 19 COVID-related deaths since April—is suddenly a contender for a top spot to relocate to, thanks to a new immigration regimen. 

On Aug. 27, the Georgian government rolled out a visa-free entry program called Remotely From Georgia that grants year-long stays to nationals of 95 countries including the United States. In other words, you could conceivably

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