Around the world in a few good garage sales, Part II

NAME: Lucy Cousins
OCCUPATION: Director, South American Explorers, Buenos Aires
LOCATION OF GARAGE SALE: The clubhouse of SAE in Buenos Aires
PURPOSE OF SALE: To raise money for our non-profit
FAVORITE ALBUM: Buena Vista Social Club

When was your garage sale and what was the weather like? We had the garage sale inside, but the weather was actually really nice!

Have you attended garage sales in other countries? What have you noticed about sales in Buenos Aires? Buenos Aires doesn't really do the garage sale thing. There are a few fetes, but they are known as the feria it's not a normal thing here. Garage sales/fetes seem to be more a thing of the upper class--so the things for sale are usually expensive

What kind of people attended your sale? We attracted backpackers looking for cheap clothes, books and shoes!

Were there items you were sad to see go? I was sad to see some of my clothes sell. Sometimes I fall in love with clothes, and don't notice that they actually look terrible on my body until it's too late!

What do you consider the "oddest" thing you sold? A Lonely Planet book with nearly all of the good sections torn out!

Were you ever insulted by the way people handled your items/put them down? Definitely...watching people touch my stuff like it was junk, and say "oh that's too much to pay for that'' makes me angry when I know that I paid three times the amount.

If you could go to the garage sale of any celebrity, whose sale would it be & what would you hope to buy? Helena Bonham case she has any of her old movie costumes from her Merchant-Ivory days!

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Netflix's Most-Binged Shows of 2017, Ranked

Netflix might know your TV habits better than you do. Recently, the entertainment company's normally tight-lipped number-crunchers looked at user data collected between November 1, 2016 and November 1, 2017 to see which series people were powering through and which ones they were digesting more slowly. By analyzing members’ average daily viewing habits, they were able to determine which programs were more likely to be “binged” (or watched for more than two hours per day) and which were more often “savored” (or watched for less than two hours per day) by viewers.

They found that the highest number of Netflix bingers glutted themselves on the true crime parody American Vandal, followed by the Brazilian sci-fi series 3%, and the drama-mystery 13 Reasons Why. Other shows that had viewers glued to the couch in 2017 included Anne with an E, the Canadian series based on L. M. Montgomery's 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables, and the live-action Archie comics-inspired Riverdale.

In contrast, TV shows that viewers enjoyed more slowly included the Emmy-winning drama The Crown, followed by Big Mouth, Neo Yokio, A Series of Unfortunate Events, GLOW, Friends from College, and Ozark.

There's a dark side to this data, though: While the company isn't around to judge your sweatpants and the chip crumbs stuck to your couch, Netflix is privy to even your most embarrassing viewing habits. The company recently used this info to publicly call out a small group of users who turned their binges into full-fledged benders:

Oh, and if you're the one person in Antarctica binging Shameless, the streaming giant just outed you, too.

Netflix broke down their full findings in the infographic below and, Big Brother vibes aside, the data is pretty fascinating. It even includes survey data on which shows prompted viewers to “Netflix cheat” on their significant others and which shows were enjoyed by the entire family.

Netflix infographic "The Year in Bingeing"


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