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Asian shares creep higher as wary investors await U.S. data, earnings

Most Asian stock markets rose on Monday, but gains were limited as investors awaited U.S. retail sales data and corporate earnings to gauge the health of the world's biggest economy ahead of a likely U.S. rate cut later this month.
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14 things millennials do completely differently from their parents
Hero Images/Getty Images The millennial generation generally includes people born between 1981 and 1996. Through their sheer size, they've affected industries such as fast food, fast fashion, and higher education. They parent differently from their parents — and run their lives differently, too. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Millennials are getting older — but they're still nothing like their parents. The Pew Research Center defines this generation as people born between 1981 and 1996, meaning the last millennials graduated college this spring. Millennials are now full-fledged adults — but they marry later, have more student loan debt, and delay homebuying. Below, we rounded up some more ways millennials do things differently than their parents. Read on to find out how this much-maligned generation is changing life as we know it.Instead of preparing meals, millennials are more likely to order takeout. BuffetGo The food industry is responding to major shifts in the way young people eat. Business Insider's Akin Oyedele reported that millennials spent the least amount of time on meal preparation compared to older generations. Instead, they're more likely to eat at restaurants, pick up prepared meals, or order delivery. Instead of drinking beer, millennials prefer wine and spirits. David Paul Morris/Getty Images Millennials are drinking less alcohol than older generations in general. But when they do drink, they prefer wine and spirits to beer. Citing Nielsen data, Business Insider's Kate Taylor reported that beer penetration in the US market fell by 1% from 2016 to 2017 while wine and spirits stayed the same. UBS and Goldman Sachs have also found that millennials are less interested than previous generations in beer. Instead of attending lectures, millennials want to learn online. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images It's screens versus lectures. Business Insider reported on a survey in which 69% of people 18 to 34 years old said they thought they learned more from technology than from people, compared with 50% of respondents older than 45 who said the same. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:I live in the San Francisco Bay Area on just $50,000 a year — here's how I do it4 simple ways to leverage your strengths as an introvert to thrive in the workplaceAdam Grant says that focusing on kindness rather than achievements can lead to more caring and successful childrenSEE ALSO: 13 simple ways to get better at small talk
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Reddit told members of its pro-Trump subreddit r/TheDonald to stop inciting vigilante justice against the impeachment whistleblower
Reddit Reddit in a message to moderators on The_Donald, a site for followers of President Trump, has warned against messages promoting "vigilantism" against the whistleblower who sparked the impeachment probe.  The site was quarantined by Reddit in June after users posted violent threats against public officials.  Hardline Trump supporters have long posted memes and messages on the site, as well as sharing conspiracy theories and racist messages.  Conservatives have in recent weeks posted the name of an official they claim is the whistleblower, and tech giants including Facebook and YouTube have pledged to remove references to the individual.  Business Insider has been unable to verify the accuracy of claims about the whistleblower's identity, and is therefore not sharing the name being circulated. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Reddit in a message to users of The_Donald subreddit, where hardline supporters of the president gather to post memes and vent their grievances, has warned them against inciting "vigilantism" against the whistleblower whose complaint sparked the impeachment probe.  In a message to the group's moderators, who have a role in enforcing the site's policies, Reddit said that "posts that do nothing more than attempt to focus mob attention on this alleged individual cross a line" and that there had recently been a "dramatic rise" in such posts. 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:Alexander Vindman's lawyers demanded a retraction from Fox News after a guest suggested he was a spy with split loyalties$35 million in Pentagon cash for Ukraine, part of the aid package at the center of Trump impeachment proceedings, is yet to be releasedThe Senate is poised to join the House in probing whistleblower alleging interference in Trump IRS audit, reports say
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Commentary: After Prince Andrew interview, a different royal family is about to emerge
Britain's Prince Andrew has announced he is stepping back from his public duties following a widely panned interview the prince gave about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. It's far from the first time the Windsors have been mired in scandal. CBS News contributor Simon Bates gives his insight in this edition of London Calling.
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The huge Gordon Sondland revelation almost everyone missed
Gordon Sondland made a LOT of news in his opening statement to the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday. There was a quid pro quo between the Americans and the Ukrainains. Everybody in the White House knew about it. And the Ukrainians knew too.
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Factbox: 'No pressure on Ukraine' - Reaction to Trump impeachment hearing
A former U.S. national security official warned lawmakers at an impeachment hearing on Thursday not to promote the "fictional" narrative https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-hill/nsc-ex-official-to-urge-lawmakers-to-reject-false-ukraine-narrative-statement-idUSKBN1XV1H9 that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections - a theory favored by President Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress.
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Davis Cup Finals 2019 Results: Novak Djokovic Powers Serbia to Quarter-Finals
Novak Djokovic helped send Serbia into the 2019 Davis Cup Finals quarter-finals with a game to spare on Thursday after he defeated Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-3 at the Caja Magica in Madrid, Spain...
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Bolivia headed for new elections amid violence; handful of Hong Kong protesters hold their ground
Bolivia's Interim President Jeanine Áñez began to lay the groundwork for new elections that lawmakers hope will stop violent clashes following Evo Morales' ouster. Also, only a handful of protesters remained inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University after intense battles with police, and Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison is denying his climate policies have caused any of the unprecedented wildfires ravaging the country. CBS News' Rylee Carlson joined "CBSN AM" to discuss.
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'There's no gender bias': Goldman's CEO pushes back on criticism of the Apple Card
Reuters David Solomon, the CEO of Goldman Sachs, defended the Apple Credit Card against claims of gender bias in its credit process during an interview on Bloomberg TV late Thursday.  Solomon said the bank doesn't ask applicants for their gender or if they're married.  The card has come under scrutiny over the last several weeks following a series of viral tweets that claimed men were receiving higher credit limits than their spouses.  Watch Goldman Sachs and Apple trade live on Markets Insider. Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon is pushing back against claims of gender discrimination in the process for setting credit limits for the Apple Credit Card. "There's no gender bias in our process for extending credit," Solomon said in an interview with Bloomberg TV late Thursday. "We don't ask whether — when someone applies — if they're a man or a woman. We don't ask if they're married."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruptionSee Also:The best Kindles and ebook readersGOLDMAN SACHS: Equity traders are expecting an economic acceleration — and these 12 stocks are best positioned to skyrocket as conditions improveI'm a markets quant and former Goldman Sachs partner. Here's how to trade Trump and global politics into year-end.
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Blood pregnancy tests can detect pregnancy sooner but are less convenient than at-home urine tests
Rido/Shutterstock There are two main types of pregnancy tests: blood and urine tests. Blood tests are more sensitive and can tell you if you're anywhere from 6 to 14 days after conception. Most home pregnancy tests advise you to take the test after you miss your next period, which could be anywhere from 14 to 18 days after conception, depending on when in your cycle you conceived. This article was reviewed by Karen Duncan, MD, who is an assistant professor with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Langone. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. You have two options when it comes time to see if you have a baby on board. The most common is an at-home urine pregnancy test, available over the counter, though you can take a urine pregnancy test at a medical clinic. Another option is a blood test performed at a medical clinic.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:Doctors say the best time to fly while pregnant is your second trimester, but you can fly late into your third trimester tooNo, you cannot get sick from being cold. But it may increase your risk.How to tell if you have the cold or allergies
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Brazilian neobank Neon is looking to triple its staff and user base next year
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Fintech Pro 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. Neon has raised $94 million in a Series B funding round led by Banco Votorantim and General Atlantic, per Crunchbase. The neobank offers users a fee-free credit card and checking account and enables them to invest via the platform. The funding will be used to expand its staff to 600 — three times as many workers as it has currently. It's also looking into expanding its product suite, and it was already revealed in July that it's working on personal lines of credit. Neon aims to triple its customer base in 2020 with the help of the fresh funding. The neobank currently has around 2 million active accounts, which is dwarfed by competitor Nubank's 15 million users.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Westpac and Microsoft are collaborating on a new intelligence hubChime is set to quadruple its revenue in 2019Libra has logged over 51,000 mock transactions despite regulatory pushback
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Judge temporarily stops 1st federal execution in 16 years
Federal judge temporarily halts 1st federal execution in 16 years as lawsuit on how the government intends to carry it out continues
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What Do Californians Think of the Candidates?
Thursday: A new poll shows Democratic front-runners in the Golden State. Also: The presidential contenders finally tackle housing.
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Gulf War vets start blacksmith classes for fellow veterans
Our series “A More Perfect Union” aims to show that what unites us as Americans is far greater than what divides us. This morning, we’re learning about a surprising safe haven for veterans living with PTSD. Nationwide, about 17 veterans die by suicide every day. Now, some blacksmiths in Virginia are building new tools to help. Chip Reid reports.
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Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade shares jump on merger reports
Shares of both companies jumped on news of a potential deal, which would unite two of the biggest brokerage firms
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Why Oxford Dictionary's 'Word of the Year' Matters This Time
Climate change is rapidly bending everything, including our language. Read more...
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Trump Reverses Navy Decision to Oust Edward Gallagher From SEALs
The president said Chief Gallagher, who has been at center of a high-profile war crimes case, would not lose his membership in the elite commando force.
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Gulf War veterans teach blacksmith classes to help vets: "We're their therapist"
Steve Hotz and Dave Seitz are molding an ancient trade into modern medicine to help vets transform something old into something new while also transforming themselves
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Winning Post: An Elegant Life - Winx and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes
In the April edition of Winning Post, Aly Vance heads to Sydney, Australia to witness the last race of legendary horse, Winx, and find out why she is so special.
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Model Halima Aden on producing film about a young refugee
First on "CBS This Morning," Somali-American model Halima Aden revealed her new project off the runway. Aden made history when she wore a Burkini and Hijab during the Miss Minnesota USA pageant in 2016. This year, she also became the first model to wear a Hijab and Burkini in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Now, she is an executive producer of a new independent film called “I Am You.” Halima Aden joined “CBS This Morning” to discuss the film about a young refugee.
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It Chapter...3?
Doctor Who is starting to reveal guest stars for this coming season. James Wan could be getting busier than he already is. Plus updates from Riverdale, Into the Dark, and more. Spoilers up, up, and away!Read more...
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Labour’s electrifying manifesto should jolt this election into life | Polly Toynbee
The ambition is breathtaking. Now Corbyn needs to seize the time he has left to confront the politics of despairHere it is, a great cornucopia to lift this miserable election to a higher plane. Labour’s manifesto offers a vision of a country that can begin to put to rights the dilapidation and dysfunction that has been the deliberate policy of the past decade. Repair, restoration and re-investment is the first task, but even that dismal work requires gigantic ambition. Labour goes right to the heart of longstanding fault lines in how the country is run and who for.Goodness knows, the nation’s problems are clear to all, as poll after poll shows people know exactly what needs to be done. They know that housing is the linchpin economic malfunction that has upended the life chances of those under 40. They know climate breakdown will engulf their children and grandchildren without immediate radical action, and it has shot high up in public concerns. This manifesto makes practical sense of green necessity, turning housing need and decarbonisation into an industrial strategy with a million good jobs. Continue reading...
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White House’s Former Top Russia Expert Calls Out GOP’s Pushing of Ukraine Conspiracy Theories
“This is a fictional narrative that has been perpetrated and propagated by the Russian security services themselves.”
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How healthcare apps are helping drug users transition from addiction to recovery
As a society, we are faced with many challenges, and it’s no secret that one of the more prevalent is that of substance abuse. Amongst the most dangerous and holistically destructive of these behaviors, affecting multiple facets of our social landscape from individual health and wellbeing to pressure on already strained infrastructure, is opioid addiction. It’s an issue that has become so concerning that in 2018, the FDA presented an innovation challenge to technology developers to help address its prevention and treatment.  Historically, our reactions to this issue have not been particularly subtle—from the blunt changes in legislation to forced rehabilitation as part… This story continues at The Next Web
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Teach STEM through space combat with these DIY drones
We all know those gifts we get "for the kids," the ones that parents are secretly more excited to open. Drones are a perfect example, but there's a model out there that really doubles down on that appeal. Introducing the Space Fighter Building Block Drones, a series of space fighter drones that are a blast to fly and teach some pretty vital STEM skills. Straight out of the box, any kid who's familiar with interlocking building blocks will be able to assemble their own flyer from the ground up. From there, they're airborne with the press of a button. The 6-axis gyro and auto-stabilization keep the learning curve low for young pilots while allowing for fancy maneuvers like 360-degree flips. The included controller gives pilots an effective range of nearly 250 feet, while the battery allows for flight time of up to 12 minutes. The best part about the ABS plastic materials is that they're resistant to high impacts, like all building blocks. That's especially relevant for rookie pilots, but it also helps them learn. Since the blocks are compatible with other leading brands, they can customize the build and find out about weight distribution and other engineering concepts while they're at it. The Space Fighter Building Block Drone is available in four different styles—Sidewinder, Snow Shooter, Destroyer, and Shuttle. They're on sale for $39.99, but you can take an additional 15% off using the early Black Friday discount code of BFSAVE15, making the final price just $33.99. Read the rest
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Prince Andrew fallout; New illness could be linked to vaping
Watch Part 2 of "CBS This Morning": Britain's Prince Andrew stepped down from public duties following the controversy over his relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Also, doctors believe they may have discovered a new type of lung injury tied to vaping e-cigarettes.
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Ubisoft helps Ultra validate transactions on its blockchain for gamers
is announcing that French video game giant Ubisoft will help validate transactions on its blockchain for gamers.
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Fraternity member died 4 hours before 911 call, coroner says
The coroner is investigating the death of 19-year-old Sam Martinez​ of Bellevue, Washington
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Heisman Watch 2019: Latest Race Predictions Entering Week 13
The competition to earn invitations to the Heisman Trophy ceremony is still wide open. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow established himself as the front-runner in a win over Alabama ...
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Fantasy Basketball 2019: NBA Pickups to Watch After November 20
It's been a brutal start for those who took a fantasy basketball interest in northern California. Essentially all of the Golden State Warriors known to casual fans are either currently injured or have already spent a stretch on the sideline...
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Diane von Furstenberg: Every Successful Person Feels Like a Loser (Even Me)
The fashion icon knows that things will go wrong, and that she'll have doubts -- even today! But she says there's just one thing entrepreneurs can always control: themselves.
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The Pivot That Helped This Founder Get Into 10,000 Stores
Jesse Wolfe created a delicious hummus that people loved, but he struggled to make big sales. Then he spotted the opportunity in his failure.
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Can GoPro Reinvent Itself... By Going Back to Its Past?
The action-camera company grew fast, and crashed hard. Now it's trying to pick itself back up -- by thinking a lot smaller.
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Use These Transcriptionists Instead of Rev
Like WeWork, Uber, Amazon, YouTube, DoorDash, and every tech platform you rely on to live in the 21st century, the transcription service Rev recently screwed over the people who do the actual work. They dropped the minimum rate for their contracted transcriptionists by 33%, to effectively less than $5 an hour.…Read more...
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Amazon's smart shelves will re-order office supplies automatically
Amazon's Dash buttons were a boon for the forgetful and time-pressed when they launched in 2015. The nifty little device let you re-order household items the moment you realized you'd run out, at the simple touch of, well... a button. But while they...
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Loon will bring balloon-powered internet to the Amazon rainforest
Google's parent company Alphabet is continuing its mission is to bring internet to underserved areas through its Loon balloon-based internet service. Earlier this year, the company reached a milestone of over 1 million total hours of balloon stratosp...
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Yelp launches a new ‘Open to All’ filter to find inclusive, welcoming businesses
Yelp Yelp’s newest filter is designed to help people find welcoming business that don’t discriminate based on, basically, anything. Called Open to All, the team is partnering with a coalition by the same name to launch a badge on businesses’ profiles that say they don’t discriminate by race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, immigration status, religion, or disability. The team already allowed businesses to identify themselves as Open to All, but now users can filter by that qualifier. The filter will be available on the web, iOS, and Android with the visual icon showing up on iOS and Android in the future. It’s available on the web today. Yelp cites the Supreme Court case about a cake shop... Continue reading…
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Apple’s HomeKit gets its first DIY security system
Image: Abode Abode has announced that the long-awaited HomeKit support is now available for its Iota home security system. The update adds the ability to manage and view the status of the system through Apple’s Home app and Siri voice commands on iOS, macOS, the Apple Watch, and HomePod devices. The company says it plans to bring HomeKit support to its Gen 1 and Gen 2 systems in the future, but no timeline was provided. As the first self-installed home security system with HomeKit support, the Iota can be armed or disarmed through the Home app. Any motion, door, or window sensors connected to the Iota will appear in the Home app, and it’s also possible to view a live stream from the Iota’s built-in camera without leaving the app. Siri can be used to... Continue reading…
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Sonos’ best Black Friday deals include $80 off the Beam soundbar, and more
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Sonos has shared its Black Friday deals. Unfortunately, the new Sonos Move Bluetooth speaker won’t be part of the savings, but most of its other speakers, plus a few other Sonos-made gadgets, will see some sort of discount throughout the big shopping weekend. But stay sharp: some of the deals will only be available for a limited time. For instance, while you can get the Beam soundbar for $80 off from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday. Some retailers are offering Sonos deals, too. If better deals show up outside of Sonos’ site, we’ll let you know. In the meantime, here is our complete list of Sonos sale prices. Lastly, Sonos confirmed to The Verge that more deals will be coming on Cyber Monday, so stay tuned for an update. Starting on... Continue reading…
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Opinion: Blocking the Disabled on the Web Means Blocking Innovation
Disabled folks like Vint Cerf and Joybubbles helped birth today’s digital world. But a lack of ADA compliance thwarts the innovators of tomorrow.
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Tom Brady’s game is finally declining (for now)
Photo by Elsa/Getty Images Brady’s play has slipped in his age 42 season, but there’s room for a comeback. The Patriots’ offense had a major opportunity to thrive against the Eagles’ diminished cornerback corps in Week 11. Philadelphia had allowed 300+ passing yards in four of its first six games, a stretch that only ended thanks to a midseason QB lineup that included non-stars like Josh Allen and Mitchell Trubisky. That matchup shined with the promise of a throwback Tom Brady performance, especially with 2019 first-round pick N’Keal Harry making his NFL debut. Instead, the six-time Super Bowl winner sputtered. He needed 47 passes to throw for just 216 yards and threw one fewer touchdown pass than wide receiver Julian Edelman. Any toss more than 15 yards downfield was a lost cause: This wasn’t particularly surprising. Through 10 weeks of his age 42 season, Brady is on pace to throw the fewest touchdowns he ever has in a full 16-game campaign (22) while averaging his lowest yards-per-pass (6.8) number since George W. Bush was president. It’s possible Sunday’s low-impact performance was a sign the Eagles’ secondary has tightened up after a rough start, but it may be time to consider Brady is headed for a statistical downturn as he nears his mid-40s. Brady is throwing shorter passes (and not especially well) Brady was clearly unhappy with that performance. After he was asked if his team’s sudden lack of offensive firepower was fixable with more reps, the two-time MVP was dejected, but optimistic. “Yeah. I think that’s right, practice and execution,” he told reporters after the game. “[The Patriots offense is] up and down, what it looks like to me. Probably do everything better.” For Brady, that means shedding the long list of checkdowns and dump-off passes on which he’s grown dependent and replacing them with longer throws. His past Patriots offenses have thrived behind an intermediate-range passing game that’s flustered linebackers and safeties downfield. Those throws haven’t been as devastating this fall. The 42-year-old has been forced to throw the ball more often in 2019 thanks to an ineffective running game that’s averaged only 3.3 yards per carry. These extra passes aren’t going very far. Brady’s averaged 37.5 attempts per game when you separate out clock stopping spikes and throw-aways. That’s up from 34.0 last year, but the number of passes he’s thrown 11+ yards downfield has remained roughly the same — 10.8 passes in 2018 vs. 10.9 this fall. Of Brady’s 37.5 attempts per game, nearly seven of those, on average, are caught behind the line of scrimmage. Another 20(ish) travel only 1 to 10 yards downfield. After averaging 8.8 air yards per throw in his 2017 MVP campaign, that number is down two full yards to 6.8 in 2019. He’s completed 74.4 percent of his short-range passes. When you look at the roughly 11 attempts per game that fly 11+ yards in the air, that efficiency drops to 52.3 percent. While his deep ball rate has spiked on 4.5 attempts per game (more than he threw in 2018 but fewer than in 2017’s MVP campaign), his intermediate passing game — the 11-20 yard routes once dominated by Rob Gronkowski — has dropped significantly. As a result, Brady’s thrown more screen passes than ever. Sometimes he hasn’t even done that well: Tom's still got it pic.twitter.com/XsTp6FS7F4— Christian D'Andrea (@TrainIsland) November 4, 2019 There’s also been a nagging feeling Brady hasn’t been completely in sync with his wideouts, especially when it comes to long routes. Sunday’s performance in Philadelphia saw him either hang passes just long enough for the Eagles’ embattled corners to catch up and make a play or overthrow targets he may have thought were a step faster than they actually were. The most common victims of the latter were Mohamed Sanu, who’d tweaked his ankle earlier in the game, and a soon-to-be 39-year-old Ben Watson. Per Sports Info Solutions, Brady’s on-target pass rate has fallen from 72.3 to 66.7 in a season where he’s throwing more short passes than ever. The Patriot offense has suffered as a result. After averaging 5.9, 6.0, and 5.9 yards per play the previous three seasons, this year’s squad clocks in at 5.1 — 24th best in the NFL. Second-year tailback Sony Michel has slumped badly, averaging just 3.3 yards per carry (down from 4.5 as a rookie) and necessitating some of the additional short-range throws Brady’s had to dial up. There can be some debate as to whether Brady’s sudden decline has affected his runners or if their inability to counterpunch against opposing defenses has limited the New England passing game. The most likely explanation is that neither side is playing up to expectations. And there are some plausible reasons behind that. This can all get better before the end of the season (and probably will, because it’s the Patriots) Brady’s been forced to deal with plenty of turnover in his lineup. The offensive line was thrown into patch mode when David Andrews (blood clots) and Isaiah Wynn (toe injury) both landed on injured reserve early. Wynn was activated Tuesday and will be eligible to play in Week 12 against the Cowboys. That’s a boon for a team that’s been forced to protect Brady’s blindside with September free agent signee Marshall Newhouse. This is what Tom Brady has been dealing with all season at Left Tackle. Marshall Newhouse.pic.twitter.com/Aahr385iR2— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 17, 2019 His receiving corps has also gone through flux. Josh Gordon was released, Antonio Brown failed to work out, and 2019 first-round pick Harry didn’t make his debut until Week 11 thanks to injury. That’s forced Brady to spread the ball up and down the roster. He’s completed passes to 17 different Patriots, which is already a personal best for the veteran QB. Getting his top rookie Harry in the lineup is found money, and Brady’s budding relationship with Sanu — acquired before the trade deadline for a second-round pick — should boost the team’s intermediate and long-range passing game. The tight end rotation is still a mess. Watson leads that group with 124 yards, which is a number Gronk eclipsed in 11 different games in his career with the Pats. He’s got seven catches in his last two games, however, so he might be building a stable connection with the quarterback who welcomed him to the league in 2004. Brady’s start to 2019 left room for improvement, and the team’s November additions should give him the tools to get there. While he’s been off target more often than in most years, he’s still shown the tools to dial up a throwback GOAT performance when needed. Tom Brady couldn't hit James White on a screen pass from 7 yards away on his first throw of the gamebut 30 yards downfield on a perfect back shoulder throw? no problem pic.twitter.com/ebi9caHI4T— Christian D'Andrea (@TrainIsland) November 4, 2019 And even if he can’t, he’s still got the league’s top defense — in both yards and points allowed this fall — at the ready. That group gave up 10 points and 147 yards to the Eagles in their first three drives in Week 11, then clamped shut to limit Philadelphia to zero points and 108 yards over its final 10 drives. So yeah, Tom Brady is worse in 2019 than he’s been in a long time. But he’s still Tom Brady. He’s still playing with Bill Belichick. Buy into his demise at your own risk.
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How BlackBerry went from controlling the smartphone market to a phone of the past
BlackBerry controlled 50% of the smartphone market in the US and 20% globally at one time. Despite being one of the first smartphones, it failed to innovate and became complacent in how the smartphone market was changing. There was an updated iPhone every year, and other smartphones, like the Motorola Droid, began to hit shelves, while BlackBerry struggled to add new features that appealed to consumers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video. BlackBerry once reigned as king of the smartphone, selling more than 50 million units at its peak in 2011. The Canadian telecom company was originally named Research in Motion and had tens of millions of customers. It started out creating pagers and handsets, but the first iteration of the smartphone, complete with iconic keyboard, took shape within its first 15 years.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Mars CEO says the global supply chain is 'broken.' Now, the $35 billion food industry giant is investing $1 billion to fix it.The world’s biggest Starbucks just opened in Chicago — here’s a look inside the 35,000-square-foot roasteryHere's how Under Armour went from a new hotshot sportswear brand taking on Nike to having a wholly uncertain future
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Forget the Disney Plus hype—binge classic TV & movies at a one-time $26 price
MovieSpree is a new streaming service that lets you pick specific shows, movie packages or genres that appeal to you. And rather than bogging down in contracts and subscriptions, you can get the MovieSpree package you want for a one-time fee. Right now, TNW Deals customers can get one of five curated MovieSpree collections at just $26, a savings of up to 55 percent off with promo code "BFSAVE15" at checkout.
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It's theoretically possible to beat Minecraft without picking up a single item
In this video, an astoundingly dedicated player demonstrates how to complete Minecraft without ever picking up an item. It requires an example of unbelievable luck -- an End Portal which already has 12 eyes in it -- and some save scumming to beat the Ender Dragon with one's fists. Here's the embed, via Reddit: Beating Minecraft with no items from r/nextfuckinglevel Read the rest
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Gen Z’s ‘OK, Boomer’ meme may become a TV show
“OK, Boomer” has become the hottest clap-back of the moment — and now it’s set to become a show. Fox Television has made a trademark application for the term, with the intent of turning it into “reality competitions, comedy, and game shows,” according to The Guardian, The phrase, which is both a meme and an...
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Trump impeachment hearings: Fiona Hill and David Holmes testify on Capitol Hill
Former National Security Council official Fiona Hill has begun her testimony before the House Intelligence Committee in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Hill is expected to tell lawmakers that one of the central Republican talking points — that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 US election — is a “fictional narrative that has been perpetrated...
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12 winning designs from the National Gingerbread House Competition that really are good enough to eat
Courtesy The Omni Grove Park Inn 226 competitors entered their epic edible designs in the 27th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition, and the winners were announced in Asheville, North Carolina on Monday. The winning design by Gail Oliver, from Tennessee, shows wild animals hanging out at "The Water Hole." In the child category, Adair Cary, from North Carolina, took home the top prize with a life-like polar bear design. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. If you need some inspiration for your gingerbread house design this holiday season, look no further. More than 220 bakers from across the US entered their edible designs in the 27th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition, and the winners were announced at The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina, on November 18. Competitors used power tools, moving mechanical parts, melted sugar, and a whole lot of creativity to cook up some truly epic designs. Keep scrolling to see the winners of this year's competition.This incredibly detailed design showing animals at "The Water Hole" took home the grand prize. Courtesy The Omni Grove Park Inn It was made by Gail Oliver, from Johnson City, Tennessee. While she had entered several times before and even placed in the top 10, this was her first win. Oliver's design includes a monkey, a flamingo, and a toucan. Courtesy The Omni Grove Park Inn The figures in the design were sculpted out of ginger clay consisting primarily of ground gingerbread.      On the other side of the gingerbread house, an alligator lazes in a hammock. Courtesy The Omni Grove Park Inn Some of the houses can take up to 600 hours to create, according to the organizers. While Oliver did not track the hours she put in to her design, it took her "months and months." See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:THEN AND NOW: How the holidays in New York City have changed over the last 100 yearsThis artist creates portraits using thousands of LEGO bricks10 foods that were wildly popular in 2019
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