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2019 NFL Mock Draft: 1st-Round Projections and Latest Buzz on Top Prospects

Christmas, NFL style, is just around the corner for Roger Goodell's 32 teams. The NFL draft starts Thursday night when the first round commences in Nashville, Tennessee...
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2019 poised to be Earth’s second-hottest year, NOAA says
This year is all but guaranteed to be either the second or third-warmest year on record, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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Scientists decode human thoughts and emotions using MRI
Scientists at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University have found a way to map brain activation patterns using MRI scans to read peoples' thoughts and emotions. 60 Minutes reports, Sunday
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Sterling Shepard in familiar spot awaiting return to Giants
Sterling Shepard has been here before and experienced a setback. The Giants receiver is back at the point in the five-stage NFL concussion protocol where he has been cleared to fully participate in practice by team doctors but is awaiting the final OK from an independent neurologist to return to games. It was just three...
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Jose Mourinho Promises 'Real Passion' for Tottenham Job
Jose Mourinho has told Tottenham Hotspur fans what to expect now he has replaced Mauricio Pochettino as manager...
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Black Friday is dying, and the rise of Cyber Monday may be to blame
Jeff J Mitchell / Staff / Getty Images Cyber Monday is increasingly posing a threat to Black Friday as consumers opt to score deals on the Monday after Thanksgiving rather than the day after.  As we move into the holiday shopping season, we took a look at several studies that predict major wins for Cyber Monday, and what this means for the future of Black Friday.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's no surprise that Americans are shopping online more than ever before, and now the continued rise of Cyber Monday is posing a threat to Black Friday.  Though Black Friday as we know it first became a national phenomenon in the 1980s, the term "Cyber Monday" wasn't coined until 2005, when Ellen Davis — senior vice president of research and strategic initiatives for the National Retail Federation — noticed the trend of retailers offering discounts from the then-nascent realm of e-commerce.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Hugh Hefner's Playboy empire became an iconic part of pop culture, but struggled to keep up. Here's what led to the company's rise and fall.See Also:This year's Goop gift guide includes a $250,000 ticket to space and a chair that can simulate weightlessnessPOLL: The internet has changed Black Friday forever. Here's how Americans actually plan to shop for the holidays.Macy's is opening its doors to Black Friday shoppers on ThanksgivingSEE ALSO: POLL: The internet has changed Black Friday forever. Here's how Americans actually plan to shop for the holidays.
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From Casper to Glossier, these 12 new brands transformed the world of retail in the last decade
Business Insider/Jessica Tyler In the last ten years, the way we shop, eat, and exercise has transformed drastically. Direct-to-consumer brands have taken over in the last 10 years, with products and mission values that resonate with consumers' increasing focus on sustainability and social consciousness. They are also better equipped to meet the needs of an increasingly digital society. From Casper to Glossier, these 12 new brands transformed retail in the last decade. Sign up for Business Insider's retail newsletter, The Drive-Thru, to get more stories like this in your inbox. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The future of retail is here, and it's not in shopping malls. In the last ten years, the way we shop, eat, and exercise has transformed drastically. Sure, malls may be dying along with the American dream. But out of their ashes arise a shiny new cohort of brands that live online, whose digital presence is exponentially more important than their physical presence. Consumers are more aware than ever how their purchasing choices affect the world around them. As a result, the brands that have taken over retail during the last decade reflect the socially and environmentally conscious values of the newest consumer generation, as well as the increasingly digital lifestyles they lead. From Casper to Glossier, these 12 new brands transformed the face of retail over the last 10 years.& Other Stories Business Insider/Jessica Tyler Founded in 2010, & Other Stories is an H&M-owned, largely direct-to-consumer brand that has thrived by utilizing Instagram to build a diehard community of chic young fans. & Other Stories was one of the first brands of its era to show that fashion doesn't have to be bespoke to feel bespoke. S'well Sarah Jacobs Before S'well launched in 2010, water bottles were mostly functional tools. But S'well turned the water bottle into a sleek, upscale fashion piece and identity statement. S'well positioned its drop-shaped bottle as a mascot for the war against plastic bottles, even though reusable bottles have been displacing plastic ones long before S'well came into the picture. Warby Parker Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Founded in 2010, Warby Parker is an online glasses startup that disrupted Luxottica's dominance in the eyewear industry. The fashionable and impact-conscious retailer has become a household name over the course of the last decade, especially among young professionals. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:If you bought anything from these 19 companies recently, your data may have been stolenPeople are theorizing that Popeyes' chicken sandwich convinced Chick-fil-A to stop donating to controversial groups. Here's the real reason for the change.Macy's tells customers their payment information may have been stolen by hackersSEE ALSO: 12 iconic restaurant chains that no longer exist in America
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When the villain is Obama, not Trump, news suddenly becomes not worth reporting
So the United States has “the world’s highest rate of children in detention.” Is this worth reporting? Maybe, maybe not. Nevertheless, Agence France-Presse, or AFP, and Reuters did report it, attributing the information to a “United Nations study” on migrant children detained at the US-Mexico border. Then the two agencies retracted the story. Deleted, withdrew,...
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Pete Buttigieg releases tax returns from time at elite consulting firm
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg released two additional years of his tax returns on Wednesday, shedding light on the years the presidential candidate spent working at the elite consulting firm McKinsey.
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Watch live: Pentagon, State Department officials testify at hearing
Laura Cooper and David Hale are testifying at the second hearing on the fourth day of impeachment hearings
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When Things Go Wrong for Blind Users on Facebook, They Go Really Wrong
“The bugs on Facebook are like the garbage on 57th Street. I’ve stopped noticing.”
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Precocious eighth-graders turn dog poo into bricks
A group of secondary school students in the Philippines has found a way to convert poo from stray dogs into a mixture for bricks, aiming to rid city streets of excrement and potentially even lower construction costs.
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Charles Barkley ‘joked’ about hitting a woman. She doesn’t need to justify speaking up.
Harassment is nothing new for women trying to do their jobs, especially women who work in media. So when Axios reporter Alexi McCammond told the story of a troubling Tuesday night encounter with Charles Barkley, it was as disappointing as it was unsurprising. Just FYI Charles Barkley told me tonight “I don’t hit women but if I did I would hit you,” and then when I objected to that he told me I “couldn’t take a joke.”— Alexi McCammond (@alexi) November 20, 2019 The reaction was swift as many expressed their disgust with Barkley’s behavior, even after he publicly apologized the following day, but it didn’t take long for familiar objections to emerge as they often do when a woman speaks publicly about wrongdoing. Learn how to take a joke. You need thicker skin. You’re only doing this for attention. Just because you got your feelings hurt doesn’t make this a story. The common theme here is ignoring the behavior of the abuser to determine why the woman decided to come forward in the first place. What’s in it for her? How can she benefit from this? Never mind that Barkley has a history of making inexcusable remarks about violence against women. Never mind that this is yet another example of a female reporter being harassed for trying to do her damn job. The blame is placed on McCammond for “not getting the joke,” not on Barkley for making a joke out of hitting women. It’s a mind-numbing cycle where the problem isn’t the problem itself, but the person who pointed it out. She is minimized to make others feel large, and round and round we go. There’s little to be gained in exposing a person’s bad behavior, especially if that person is a celebrity with a loyal following willing to go to great lengths to discredit or harass the accuser. When Sports Illustrated’s Stephanie Apstein reported on Brandon Taubman’s reprehensible outburst last month, she was called a liar not only by fans but the entire Houston Astros organization until they backpedaled their way into a half-apology, then fired Taubman days later. In this case, many of Barkley’s supporters seem to have bypassed doubting McCammond’s story and moved straight into questioning why she’s telling the truth. Some consider McCammond’s tweet to be another example of “cancel culture”, a term often thrown around when people feel uncomfortable seeing others face consequences. Accusing her of trying to ruin Barkley’s career reduces the downfall of celebrities credibly accused of abuse to nothing more than an overreaction, a crutch to avoid holding people accountable for their decisions. It’s an effective intimidation tactic and a painful reminder that for every woman willing to speak up are countless others who don’t do it for fear of harassment or harm to their professional and personal lives. McCammond shouldn’t have to justify her reasoning for speaking up. Barkley should have to justify why he feels comfortable making a joke out of domestic violence, which is perhaps even more upsetting than the encounter itself. Placing her at the center of the story perpetuates the lie that a person’s motives for exposing the truth are more important than the truth itself. It disregards the fact that a man threatened to hit a woman for doing her job and wrote it off as a joke. It casts a spotlight on her while keeping Barkley in the shadows alongside the culture of misogyny that’s protected him for years. Round and round we go.
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President Trump's written note claiming there was no quid pro quo has already become an iconic meme
REUTERS/Erin Scott President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied a quid pro quo with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky over investigating the Bidens. He made the comment while reading from his talking points, which were clearly written in giant letters with a Sharpie marker. The talking points quickly became a meme on Twitter, with people putting their own spin on Trump's comments.  Follow along with our live coverage of the hearing here. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.   By now you've probably glimpsed President Trump's impromptu comments about Gordon Sondland's impeachment testimony today. During a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Trump read a handwritten statement off of a pad of paper.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:LIVE: Gordon Sondland throws everyone under the bus and implicates Trump, Pompeo, and Bolton in Ukraine schemeCameras captured Trump's Ukraine talking points, written in giant Sharpie letters: 'I want nothing. I want no quid pro quo.'Gordon Sondland confirms quid pro and implicates Trump, Pompeo, and Bolton in Ukraine investigation in a blistering opening statement — read it here
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Bolivian lawmakers seek election breakthrough as death toll mounts
Bolivian lawmakers are set to meet later on Wednesday to try and agree on a path to new elections and defuse street violence that has killed 30 people since a disputed October vote.
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The best Kindles and ebook readers
We binge-read novels on several ebook readers and Amazon Kindles to find the best ones at every price point. A few page-turners later, we found that Amazon's Kindle Oasis to be the absolute best ebook reader you can buy. To a bookworm, there is no greater pleasure in life than diving into a good book. Although many people still prefer good-old paperbacks, digital natives and people who travel a lot love their ebooks and e-readers. Ebook readers have come a very long way since Amazon's first Kindle came out in 2007. They are now much faster and more compact. Amazon still offers the widest range of e-readers, which includes the humble Kindle and the Rolls-Royce of e-readers, the Kindle Oasis.  Of course, there are other great e-readers out there from Amazon's main competitor: Kobo. We've tested the latest e-readers to find out which ones are best for all kinds of buyers. Whether you love page-turning buttons, enjoy reading in the bath, or just want a nice cheap e-reader for travel, there's an e-reader for you in our buying guide.  Note that all Kindles come in two versions: with special offers and without. If you choose the ones with special offers, you will see ads on the lock screen and potentially elsewhere, but you will save money. Here are the best ebook readers and Kindles in 2019: Best ebook reader overall: Kindle Oasis  Best 8-inch ebook reader: Kobo Forma  Best waterproof ebook reader: Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2 Best waterproof mid-range Kindle: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite  Best budget Kindle: Amazon's cheapest Kindle Best budget ebook reader: Kobo Clara HD Updated on 11/20/2019 by Lisa Sabatini: Updated prices, links, and formatting.The best ebook reader overall Amazon Amazon revolutionized the e-reader with the Kindle Oasis' daring design, great page-turn buttons, sharp screen, and giant ebook library. Amazon's Kindle has dominated the e-reader world ever since the first Kindle arrived in 2007. I've always been a fan of paper books, and although I had dabbled in reading ebooks on my phone, I had never owned an e-reader. That is until I saw the first Kindle Oasis and fell head-over-heels in love with it. Now, there's a third Oasis and it's even better than the first, thanks to a display that has adjustable color temperature. With the new display, you can limit the amount of blue light that filters through, which can help prevent eyestrain and sleep disruptions if you're reading at night. I love this feature and can really tell the difference when I read at night. Up until the Kindle Oasis arrived, all e-readers looked the same: small, rubbery, chunky little tablets with E Ink screens and stores full of ebooks. The Oasis changed all that. Amazon's daring design removes the cheap, rubbery bezels around the screen and leaves you with a slick panel of glass and a sharp, crisp E-Ink screen. The new model is even thinner than the first Oasis, it's waterproof, and it has the adjustable color temperature display. The asymmetrical design puts two page-turning buttons on the slightly thicker side of the e-reader along with the battery. On the opposite side, the bezel is super thin, as is the e-reader's body.  The Oasis is incredibly light to hold, and the battery life is impressive. You can go weeks on a single charge. The screen measures 7-inches diagonally, and you can adapt the brightness. Beyond the design, the Oasis is a great e-reader in every other way. Amazon's Kindle ebook library is very robust; its $9.99/month Kindle Unlimited subscription lets you read as many ebooks as you want, and Prime Members can enjoy a selection of free-to-read ebook hits each month. Library books are also very easy to download once you've linked your library card to the Kindle. You can get either 8 or 32GB of storage, depending on how big your library is. You can also pair the e-reader with Bluetooth headphones to listen to audiobooks with Audible. Although the Kindle Oasis is ridiculously expensive at $249.99 and up, it will last you many years before you need to replace it. Reviews across the web are very positive, and everyone who has tried it at Business Insider is a fan. Insider Picks writer Brandt Ranj actually bought the Oasis as his first Kindle ever, and he loved it. BI Tech reporter Avery Hartman called it the best e-reader you can buy in her review, and we agree. Note that all Kindles come in two versions: with special offers and without. If you choose the ones with special offers, you will see ads on the lock screen and potentially elsewhere, but you will save money. Pros: Bright and clear screen, excellent page-turning buttons, super thin and modern design, robust Kindle ebook store, and easy library book access, waterproof, works with Audible Cons: No EPUB file support, and it's really expensive Buy a Kindle Unlimited ebook subscription on Amazon for $80.30/12 months The best big-screen ebook reader Kobo You can read in the bath with the water-resistant Kobo Forma and enjoy your favorite books on its big 8-inch screen. Over the years, Kobo has proven itself to be the Kindle's main competitor. Its e-readers are more open to different kinds of files, including graphic novels. You'll want to get your hands on the Kobo Forma if you're not an Amazon user, you typically own EPUB ebooks, you enjoy reading graphic novels, or you want to have access to more file types on your e-reader. You're not limited to ebooks from Kobo's store, either. As long as the file type is supported by Kobo, you can drag and drop the content from your computer onto the Kobo when they're connected with a USB-to-Micro-USB cable. The Forma even has the popular library app OneDrive pre-installed, so you can easily hook up your library account on your e-reader.  When I've tested Kobo's e-readers, I've been impressed with just how easy it is to get library books on the e-reader. You simply tap on the OneDrive icon, log into your account, and borrow ebooks right on your Kobo.  Perhaps the best thing about the Kobo Forma is that it is water-resistant enough to take in the bath or to the beach. Anyone who enjoys reading in or near water will love knowing that even if your e-reader takes a spill into water, it will survive. It can survive in 2 meters of water for up to 60 minutes without being damaged. The large 8-inch screen is crisp, sharp, and even offers a blue-light filter to help minimize the amount of blue light the screen emits. Studies say that blue light disturbs sleep cycles and keeps people up at night, so Kobo has followed in the footsteps of phone makers like Apple by adding a night-time mode that yellows the screen. It's a great feature for people who tire of bright screens quickly. The Forma also has page-turning buttons like the Kindle Oasis, which make it easier to read one-handed. It's also the thinnest ebook-reader Kobo makes, so it's very portable. Pros: Water-resistant design, big screen, blue-light filter, supports EPUB formats, easy to get library books with OneDrive integration, supports graphic novels, and long battery life, page-turning buttons Cons: It's pricey and there's no ebook subscription service Browse ebooks on the Kobo ebook store The best water-resistant ebook reader Kobo/Facebook The Kobo Aura H2O is a perfectly-sized waterproof e-reader you can take to the beach. If the Kobo Forma is too pricey for you, you'll love the Kobo Aura H2O. Its 6.8-inch Carta E-Ink touchscreen is manageable to hold and the screen is super sharp with a 265 ppi that mimics print. It also has Kobo's ComfortLight PRO technology, which reduces blue-light exposure so reading doesn't keep you up all night. The body of the H2O e-reader is made of a nice grippy plastic. It's also IPX8 rated, so you can dunk it under two meters of water for up to 60 minutes without damaging it. If ever there was an e-reader to bring to the beach, this is it. There is 8GB of storage built in, which holds up to 6,000 ebooks. Kobo's e-readers support 14 file formats, including EPUB, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, and CBR. Some ebooks won't work, of course, so if you own titles from Amazon's Kindle store or Apple's iBooks store, don't buy this e-reader. Otherwise, you're in business, and Kobo has its own bookstore with more than five million titles to supplement your collection. Expert reviewers give the e-reader good reviews, including Digital Trends, TechRadar, and Stuff TV. Our past experience with other Kobo e-readers has been positive, and we expect this one to be as impressive. Pros: Good size, waterproof, affordable, blue light filter, supports many ebook formats Cons: Doesn't support Kindle files Browse ebooks on the Kobo ebook store See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The best earbudsThe best KitchenAid stand mixersThe best sous vide machines
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7-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson will take his last lap in 2020
NASCAR is losing a 7-time champion and sport favorite after the 2020 season.
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Meghan Markle’s friend Jessica Mulroney claps back at style critics
"I dress for myself. Not anyone else."
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Yes, PayPal does work internationally — here's how to transfer funds between more than 200 different countries
Shutterstock Yes, PayPal does work internationally. You can transfer funds between more than 200 different countries. However, PayPal's international transfers aren't free, so you'll have to check what the fee is for each transfer within your country of choice. PayPal will also give you information on the currency exchange rate for any country you want to send money to. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. PayPal allows you to transfer money between more than 200 countries and 25 currencies, and may also give you the ability to reload a cell phone for someone abroad. But it isn't a free service, and there are fees associated with these kinds of transfers. The transfer fee is 5% of the transfer amount, with a minimum charge of 99 cents and a maximum of $4.99 if you're transferring from your bank account or PayPal balance. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Inside the US government's top-secret bioweapons labSee Also:The AirPods Pro are the first noise-cancelling AirPods — here's how to control their noise-cancellation modesHow to block someone on eBay and prevent them from placing bids or making offers on your itemsHow to hide and unhide rows in Microsoft Excel in 2 different waysSEE ALSO: The best iPhone for every type of person and budget
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Verizon's 5G coverage maps are here, and they're sparse
Seven months after it first launched its 5G network in the US, Verizon (Engadget's parent company) has shared coverage maps for all 18 cities in which it currently offers next-generation wireless connectivity. The maps were first spotted by PCMag, an...
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Montebello student threatened principal on Snapchat to get out of going to school, police say
Detectives said the 16-year-old admitted he was hoping classes would be canceled by his social media threat.
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Nikki Haley lost her password, so she sent sensitive info over unclassified system
Former US Ambassador to the UN was responding to North Korea nuke testing.
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Google Docs is getting Smart Compose to help G Suite users write faster
Google is bringing its AI-powered Smart Compose feature to Google Docs users as part of G Suite. Interested businesses can apply for early access from now.
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The Rebooted Carmelo Anthony: Same as He Ever Was
Anthony, one of the most prolific scorers in N.B.A. history, struggled in his return to the floor on Tuesday. How patient can the Portland Trail Blazers be?
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WWE New Day Podcast, Triple H on NXT WarGames Surprise, Randy Orton Talks AEW
Bleacher Report catches you up on the latest news from the WWE Universe. WWE Announces 'The New Day: Feel The Power Podcast' WWE's growing podcast network received ...
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Google’s AI-powered Smart Compose feature is coming to Docs
Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Google is bringing its Smart Compose feature to Google Docs, meaning G Suite users will, in future, be served AI-powered writing suggestions outside of their inbox. Though for the time being, only domain administrators can sign up for the beta. The search giant originally unveiled Smart Compose last year, following Gmail’s earlier Smart Reply feature. Smart Reply suggests short responses to emails, while Smart Compose is more meddlesome, actively suggesting how to finish your next sentence. Suggestions from Smart Compose are often bland The feature uses Google’s machine learning models to make its suggestions, which study your past writing to personalize its prompts (in Gmail you can turn this feature off in settings). In theory, that... Continue reading…
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Family drags uncle’s corpse to insurance company to prove he’s dead
This man is definitely not resting in peace.
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Ultra-thin USB powered light box
A light box is an excellent tool for illustrators. It allows you to place a sheet of paper with a sketch on it, then place another piece of paper on top of it, and trace the original drawing. A lot of artists do a pencil sketch on a sheet of paper, then use a nicer piece of paper to trace the sketch in ink. Andreas Ekberg, a wonderful illustrator who makes beautiful stenciled skateboards (like this Jackhammer Jill deck) and other things, told me about this USB light board. I already have a light board, and I've used it for over 30 years. It's a clunky metal box with fluorescent tubes and I used it draw illustrations for the early issues of the bOING bOING zine. I ended up buying a 5mm-thick USB powered light box for my daughter for Christmas a few years back. It works so much better than my old-school light box. The brightness level is adjustable, the LEDs will last much longer than the bulbs (mine currently has one burnt out bulb and I've been using it that way for years), and best of all, it is much more portable. Read the rest
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Mason Rudolph breaks silence as NFL mulls Myles Garrett’s fate
Mason Rudolph knows he is not blameless for the Browns-Steelers mayhem. “With how I played, I did not do a good enough job to help our team win the game. On the second-to-last play of the game, I fell short of the mark. I should have done a better job at keeping my cool in...
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GOP lawmaker's line of questioning draws laughter
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) questions Ambassador Sondland during the impeachment hearings, pressing the ambassador about a scheduled meeting that never happened between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
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Wall Street drops on trade deal delay concerns
Wall Street's main indexes were lower on Wednesday on concerns that a "phase one" trade deal between Washington and Beijing may not be completed this year, and minutes from the Federal Reserve's October policy meeting offered little help.
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Apple's iPhone 11 battery case includes a dedicated camera button
Apple has introduced new versions of its Smart Battery Cases for the latest iPhones, but this time there's a better reason to buy than just the extra longevity. Its newly-released cases for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max all incl...
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How to Harness the Placebo Effect When You Have a Cold
A cold being a viral infection, there’s not much you can do to make it go away. That means most of the remedies people swear by—think vitamin C, essential oils, elderberry syrup—are only making you feel better, not literally fighting your cold. But since feeling better is kind of the point, here’s how you can get the…Read more...
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Jaclyn Hill says 'so many people in the industry' deserve her American Influencer Award more than she does
Presley Ann/Stringer/Getty Images The 2019 American Influencer Awards were held in Hollywood, California, on Monday. Jaclyn Hill was in attendance, and took home the award for Makeup Tutorialist of the Year. While some people were ecstatic to learn she'd won, others questioned why she was awarded after posting only a handful of tutorials throughout the year.  The YouTuber later took to Instagram to thank fans for voting for her. She also said she believes "so many people in the industry" deserve the award more than she does. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Jaclyn Hill was named the Makeup Tutorialist of the Year at the 2019 American Influencer Awards, held on Monday in Hollywood, California. Many people have since congratulated the YouTuber on her accomplishment, though others have questioned if she's actually deserving of the praise; not only has Hill uploaded only a handful of tutorials in 2019, but she also launched a disastrous lipstick line in June.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's how to escape a flooding vehicleSee Also:Here's everything featured in Jaclyn Hill's holiday makeup collectionJaclyn Hill says it's fine if her new makeup 'barely sells' because she believes her products are 'so damn good'James Charles will host a beauty-influencer competition show on YouTube where the winner takes home $50,000
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Police help Astros owner Jim Crane avoid sign-stealing questions
ARLINGTON, Texas — About 20 bigwigs from major-league teams wore orange vests and hard hats here in a hotel lobby Wednesday morning, preparing for their field trip of the Rangers’ new ballpark, Globe Life Field, next door. Astros owner Jim Crane didn’t ask to keep his hard hat. He might live to regret that. Just...
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Police investigating murder of Malta journalist arrest local businessman
Malta police arrested one of the country's most prominent businessmen on Wednesday as part of an investigation into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
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Hibernating astronauts could make deep space exploration possible, study says
NASA is aiming to have astronauts land on Mars by 2035, but there may need to be drastic changes in how astronauts operate in space for that to happen. A new study suggests that hibernation may be the way to do it, provided the technology works.
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Aston Martin hopes to attract female customers with first SUV
James Bond’s carmaker of choice Aston Martin took a first step into the lucrative SUV market on Wednesday with an eye on winning female customers, hoping it can dig itself out of a financial black hole. Whilst around 10 percent of the buyers of its signature line-up of sports cars, including the six-figure sum DB11...
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You can now wash your hair with beer shampoo, and dermatologists have mixed reviews
Dave Martin/File/AP Broo is one of several companies selling shampoo, conditioner, and other personal-care products made with the main ingredients in beer: water, hops, yeast, and barley.  Broo's co-founder told Insider the ingredients are great for shiny, healthy hair, and that women have been using "beer rinses" for that purpose for ages.  A dermatologist said some of the ingredients in beer could theoretically benefit hair, but other ingredients lack an evidence base.  The best kind of shampoos and conditioners tend to be marketed for color-treated hair since they have gentle ingredients.  Visit Insider's homepage for more. Beer enthusiasts either have another way to celebrate suds or an occasion to mourn alcohol getting washed down the drain. A company called Broo is selling shampoo, conditioner, and other personal-care products made with barley, hops, water, and yeast — also known as the four essential ingredients in beer. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Most maps of Louisiana aren't entirely right. Here's what the state really looks like.See Also:Bella Thorne has dyed her signature red hair a vibrant shade of greenGet natural, bouncy curls without heat by wearing this headband to sleepIt's clear some stylists don't know what to do with models' natural hair, and it points to a larger problem in the industry
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GM accuses rival Fiat Chrysler of bribe scheme in lawsuit
General Motors sued Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Wednesday, accusing its rival automaker of corrupting labor negotiations with a long-running union bribery scheme. The suit — filed on the heels of a monthlong strike against the nation’s largest automaker — says GM has suffered “massive monetary damage in the form of higher costs” because of Fiat’s bribes...
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'People are afraid': Racist manifesto at Syracuse University sparks scare
"People need to understand this is not a joke and it does take a toll on people's emotional stability," one student said.
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Facial recognition payments could overtake QR codes in China
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Payments & Commerce subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. The VP of Tencent's WeChat Business Group, Greg Geng, said "In China, payment methods using QR codes have replaced cash and cards in just five years. It's possible that in the next few years, new and better products could emerge to replace QR codes" at CNBC's East Tech West conference in China, per CNBC. Tencent and Ant Financial, which operate WeChat Pay and Alipay, respectively, will likely have a hand in which payment methods take off next in China, if any, given their dominant positions in China's $6.8 trillion mobile payments market. The two firms already provide popular payment options and have access to consumers' payment information, so it may be easy for them to offer consumers new and innovative payment processes. Facial recognition payments may be the most likely next step for China's payments industry given their convenience and Ant Financial's and Tencent's interest in the technology. The payment method can create a fast and frictionless experience since users don't need to present a device or card, which may make it attractive to consumers.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:American Express is sweetening its deals for merchantsLibra has logged over 51,000 mock transactions despite regulatory pushbackElavon acquires Sage Pay for $300 million to grow its market share in the UK and Ireland
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A couple took their wedding photos on an abandoned island in New York, and the pictures are stunning
LOVE + WOLVES CO New Jersey-based couple Dasha and Taylor Milova have a love of abandoned buildings, and they wanted to celebrate this interest on their wedding day. When they got married in 2017, the Milovas chose the Admiral's House on New York's Governors Island as their wedding venue. They got married during the island's off-season, giving them the opportunity to take wedding photos in a variety of abandoned places. Their photographer captured the couple in an abandoned movie theater, a decaying church, and the Admiral's House, which is now being restored. "I think abandoned areas give people the ability to stop and reflect on the history of a place," Dasha told Insider of her and her wife's fascination with ruined spaces. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Dasha and Taylor Milova have a love of abandoned spaces. LOVE + WOLVES CO The couple, who were married in 2017, loved ruined architecture independently before they met. "I've been interested in abandoned areas since I was little," Dasha told Insider. "When I was around 5, my parents and I would sneak into an abandoned hotel near our summer house in Russia, where I'm originally from." Taylor's interest began when she moved to New Jersey in 2002. "The abandoned railroad tracks and factories of yesteryear are common threads throughout North Jersey, and being able to access these spots was something I never experienced before growing up in Kansas City," Taylor said.  When they planned their wedding in 2017, the Milovas decided to make an abandoned space the backdrop for their big day. LOVE + WOLVES CO "We both are drawn to the imperfection of abandoned places and certainly did not envision a traditional space as a wedding backdrop," Taylor said. The Milovas picked the Admiral's House on Governors Island in New York City for their event, which was in disrepair at the time.  Governors Island is only open from June through October each year, according to its website. The Milovas wedding took place during the off-season, giving them the opportunity to use the whole island for their photos. "We originally wanted a destination wedding but also wanted to be surrounded by those closest to us," Taylor said of their wedding. LOVE + WOLVES CO "With family and friends coming from around the world, Governors Island was an obvious choice given the proximity to our home," she said. "It was a total dream come true," Taylor added on having the island to themselves for the wedding. The Milovas are part of a growing group interested in "ruin porn" during wedding photo shoots, as The New York Times reported. "Ruin porn" is a term used to refer to the photography of rundown buildings or cities and the romance these locations often offer. Pictures of decaying cities like Detroit or the remanents of Chernobyl fall into this category, according to CNN. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:A professional bridesmaid has been in over 150 weddings in just 4 yearsYou can stay in an 'Elf'-inspired suite this Christmas that would make Buddy proudEvery single Katherine Heigl movie, ranked
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Power going out for Northern California again, thanks PG&E
As high winds, warm dry air, and extreme fire risk returns to areas of Northern and Central California today, Pacific Gas & Electric is again shutting off people's electricity to reduce fire risk. On Wednesday, some 375,000 accounts in Northern and central California lost power. PG&E is doing this to prevent live electricity lines from sparking wildfires, as they have in the past. From Associated Press: Some people in the wine country counties of Napa and Sonoma north of San Francisco lost power at about 7 a.m. Power was also cut farther north in portions of Mendocino, Lake and Yolo counties, said Katie Allen, a PG&E spokeswoman. Nearly 170,000 initially lost electricity, but the shut-offs that started Wednesday morning were expected to affect more people as the outages spread to 18 counties and last into Thursday. A virtually rainless fall has left brush bone-dry and forecasts called for low humidity and winds gusting at times to 55 mph (89 kph), which might fling tree branches or other debris into power lines, causing sparks that could set catastrophic fires in the region, PG&E officials said. Lights out in California again with high wildfire danger [AP] Read the rest
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