Mic Wakeup: 3 stories from a slow Sunday that you need for your busy, busy Monday

Three stories for your Monday, Oct. 23.

Lili Reinhart is the latest celebrity to apologize after racially insensitive Halloween costume idea

"I saw the pic on a Halloween Instagram and didn't think it would be interpreted as being racially insensitive," the 'Riverdale' actress tweeted.

What are the best banks for 2017-2018? How to switch accounts to get higher interest and lower fees

Want the best bank account possible to save more money, earn top interest, avoid ATM or overdraft fees and more? Here's your guide for 2017 and 2018.

25 years later, ‘Reservoir Dogs’ is better than the film bros who champion it

In the quarter-century since its release, Quentin Tarantino's debut film has been saddled with plenty of baggage, from fans and the filmmaker himself — but the crime classic deserves better.

Members of Trump’s own opioid commission worry he won’t make an impact on the crisis

Trump says he's about to make a "major announcement," but his opioid commission is not sure anything will get done.

America’s brand of patriotism has no room for Rep. Frederica Wilson’s honesty

Trump's attacks on Rep. Frederica S. Wilson reflect a deeper debate about race and patriotism.

401(k) Contribution Limits 2017-2018: How much should I save? Plus the latest changes on tax reform

Max contributions to your 401(k) can seriously pay off: Here's how much you should have in savings at different life stages — plus whether tax reform changes retirement account limits.

Scientists figured out how to make cancer cells “commit suicide” — here’s how it works

“It’s like stabbing yourself, shooting yourself and jumping off a building all at the same time.” Mic spoke with the lead scientist behind the breakthrough.

Singapore to lower the number of cars allowed on its roads

Hit the road, overpopulation.

Here’s what you need to know about the latest allegations against Hollywood director James Toback

The report detailed allegations against Toback by more than 30 women.

Melania Trump kicks off anti-bullying campaign while husband feuds publicly with military widow

After her husband’s surprise win in the 2016 presidential election, Trump chose bullying as the signature issue she planned to champion during her time in the White House.

Teddy Quinlivan talks her banner Fashion Month, coming out as transgender and what lies ahead

“I wanted to be a hero and a role model for trans girls who didn’t have a role model, or don’t have one yet."

3 key takeaways from the Tony Podesta investigation

Tony Podesta — the high-powered lobbyist and brother of Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chairman, John Podesta — now finds himself under federal investigation.

Hype List: What to check out this week, including Kelly Clarkson, ‘Stranger Things,’ Nikki Giovanni

Welcome to our weekly recommendations column, in which we highlight all of the pop culture you need to know about.

La David Johnson’s widow on Trump’s condolence call: “He couldn’t remember my husband’s name”

"He couldn’t remember my husband’s name,” Myeshia Johnson said. “The only way he remembered my husband’s name [was] because he told me he had my husband’s report in front of him."

A “purge” at the DNC shows Sanders vs. Clinton divisions are still not healed for Democrats

The subtext to this dysfunction: The Republican National Committee has outraised the DNC by nearly 2-to-1 this year.

Meet the 25-year-old who plays the cello for beluga whales in northern Canada

The belugas crane their necks above the water's surface and ring their sonars in response to the music — making it impossible not to think about the compelling link between man and animal.

‘Playboy’ defends its decision to feature transgender Playmate Ines Rau amidst backlash

In a string of tweets, 'Playboy' makes is support of Ines Rau known.

This grandmother is serving a life sentence for a nonviolent offense

After serving 21 years of confinement in federal prison, Alice Marie Johnson is calling for criminal justice reform.

Men and women see cheating a little differently, study says. That leaves room for some real hurt.

Multiple surveys show that around 20% of people in relationships cheat.

Majid Jordan open up about their earliest influences and their new album ‘The Space Between’

We talked with the OVO duo ahead of the release of their sophomore LP, which is out Friday.

Meet the people who believe the fluoride in your water is poisoning you

Fake news has whipped fluoride truthers into a frenzy. It turns out there’s much more drama in the community than we thought.

As new Bill O’Reilly allegations emerge, the network’s former stars criticize Fox News

Megyn Kelly, Gretchen Carlson and Howard Kurtz all spoke out against the newest allegations against Fox News and Bill O'Reilly.

Matt Damon said he thought Weinstein rumors were “none of his business.” Here’s why he’s wrong.

Matt Damon said Weinstein's reputation "wasn't his business" — but men shouldn't be following his lead.