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The best earbuds
Earbuds need to be well constructed to deliver the same kind of audio quality you'd expect out of a bigger pair of headphones. Earbuds run the gamut in terms of price and style, but we made sure the ones included here are both comfortable to wear and a joy to listen to. Master & Dynamic pulled it off with the ME05BR earbuds. They are still the best earbuds I've used, delivering excellent sound quality in a nice, neat package. Earbuds are easily the most convenient type of headphones. Whether they're wired or not, good earbuds deliver on sound quality without being big and bulky. While most of us probably remember our first pair being the hard plastic models that came with the first few generations of the iPod, they've come a long way since then.  I review a lot of headphones — many of them earbuds — so I've included what I consider to be the five best earbuds in this guide. Like all headphones, earbuds run the gamut in terms of price and style — the ones I've included here are both comfortable to wear and a joy to listen to. So whether your main priority is staying under budget, going fully wireless, excellent noise cancellation, making sure your earbuds fit, or trying a lightning pair, you're covered. Here are the best earbuds you can buy: Best earbuds overall: Master & Dynamic ME05 Best true wireless earbuds: Apple AirPods Pro Best true wireless earbuds for Android: Master & Dynamic MW07 Best lightning earbuds for iPhones: Rayz Lightning Earbuds Best sports earbuds: Jaybird X4 Best budget wireless earbuds: Panasonic ErgoFit Updated on 11/20/2019 by Lisa Sabatini: Updated prices, links, and formatting. Replaced out-of-stock and no longer recommended products. We are currently testing new products, so we'll update this guide soon.The best earbuds overall Amazon Master & Dynamic has been making some of the best-designed, and best-sounding headphones out there for a few years now — and the Master & Dynamic ME05 earbuds are no exception. Master & Dynamic has been steadily building a name for itself as one of the top headphone manufacturers — and if you want the best-sounding earbuds, then the Master & Dynamic ME05 in-ear headphones are the way to go. Sure, these headphones may not offer all the flashy features available from some of the others on this list, but they sound great, are relatively comfortable, and look pretty nice too. Perhaps the most important thing to consider is how headphones sound, and the ME05 headphones sound great. They offer a deep, powerful bass response that most will love, but there's also plenty of clarity in the high frequencies — and a lot more detail than you'll get on a pair of wireless headphones. Because they're bass-heavy, those looking for a natural sound may want to look elsewhere, but those who simply want something that sounds great will love these headphones. They're nicely designed too. The Master & Dynamic ME05 have gotten very positive reviews since their release. TechRadar gave the headphones an impressive 4.5 out of 5, while they scored 8.8 out 10 at Headphone Review. The only downsides are that despite being relatively cheap compared to some of the wireless headphones on this list, they're still more expensive than some other options. Also, the bass-forward sound may not be for everyone — though that's hardly a downside here. Read our full review here. —Brandt Ranj, Christian de Looper Pros: Nice design, great sound quality, comfortable fit Cons: A little pricey compared to some similar options The best truly wireless earbuds Amazon The Apple AirPods Pro look and sound better than previous-generation AirPods, plus they have noise cancellation built right into them and integrate perfectly with other Apple devices. The original AirPods were fine, but the AirPods Pro earbuds seriously step things up in almost every way. They fit better, are noise-cancelling, and they sound a whole lot better too. Apple is moving in the right direction with the design of the AirPods in general. The arm on the headphones is a little shorter than previous-generation AirPods, so they won't look quite as distinctive. More important is the fact that they create a nice seal in your ears, which directly plays into how they sound and their noise cancellation. Speaking of how they sound, the AirPods Pro earbuds sound much better than previous-generation AirPods. They offer a little more bass than before, along with clearly better-tuned and more natural mids, and a fair amount more detail in the highs. To be sure, these headphones are bass-forward, but it's not over the top by any means. The noise cancellation on the headphones is good, but not quite as good as over-ear headphones by the likes of Sony and Bose. Apple users will also like how well the headphones integrate with their iPhone and other Apple products. AirPods easily pair to an iPhone without you having to go digging through menus, and thanks to their built-in Apple H1 chip, they support Siri and retain a better connection throughout.  But what about downsides? Well, the headphones are a little expensive, and they're probably not the best choice for sports use. Still, despite that, the headphones have received great reviews. TechRadar and MacWorld both gave them 4.5 out of 5. —Christian de Looper Pros: Good sound, excellent Apple integration, noise cancellation Cons: Expensive, don't fit great for sports The best true wireless earbuds for Android Amazon The Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus headphones look great, sound better, and offer noise cancellation.  Master & Dynamic also makes one of our favorite pairs of true wireless headphones. Apple isn't the only company to recently revamp its true wireless headphones. Master & Dynamic also recently announced a follow-up to the original MW07 headphones, in the form of the Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus. The headphones are almost identical to the previous-generation ones, except for the fact that they offer noise cancellation. It's not a bad thing that the headphones are similar to the previous earbuds. The design and sound quality of these headphones is great, and even the battery life is far better. You'll get up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge, and the case will get you an additional three charges.  The headphones sound great too. They're not the ultra-balanced true wireless headphones that some audiophiles might look for, instead offering an exciting sound that most will love. You'll get plenty of bass, with a slightly scooped midrange, and decent high end. There isn't as much detail on offer as the wired headphones on this list, but for wireless headphones, it's still pretty good. The Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus true wireless headphones are also pretty good at staying in your ears. They're still probably not the best for sports use, but thanks to their fit wings, they should still stay firmly in place.  The main downside is that they're pretty expensive, but there's also the fact that, while nicely designed, the case scratches pretty easily. Still, most reviewers love them — they scored 9.1 out of 10 on Headphone Review and a little more conservative but still respectable 7 out of 10 on The Verge. —Christian de Looper Pros: Well-designed, great sound, comfortable fit, good noise cancellation Cons: Scratch-prone case, expensive See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The best vacuum blenders28 affordable tech gifts anyone will be happy to receive — all under $25Nordstrom's Black Friday 2019 sale will include deals on Hunter rain boots, Nike sneakers, and limited-edition beauty setsSEE ALSO: The best headphones you can buy for under $100
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​Sondland: State Department was "fully supportive" of Ukraine efforts
Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the E.U., said he and his colleagues "kept State Department leadership and others apprised of what we were doing" for months, and that the "State Department was fully supportive of our engagement in Ukraine efforts and was aware that a commitment to investigations was among the issues we were pursuing."
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The former consultant who launched the 'Airbnb of yachts' says she got her business idea after a taking a 6-month sabbatical — and watching her brothers struggle to sell their boats
Courtesy of Boatsetter Jaclyn Baumgarten, the CEO of Boatsetter, the largest peer-to-peer boat-sharing company in the US, was recently named to Inc.'s Female Founders 100 list. She founded the company in 2012 after realizing she didn't want to keep shaping change in someone else's business when she could run her own. She's far from the only woman to up and quit her job to found a successful company. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jaclyn Baumgarten initially set out on a path that she viewed as "obligatory" and traditional: After graduating from college, she moved to New York City to work in strategy management consulting.  "It taught me a lot about the challenges companies face and how to solve them – but I got really tired of providing recommendations and not getting to be part of the hands-on solution," Baumgarten told Business Insider. She attended Stanford Graduate School of Business and worked until she "built the skillset and confidence to know that it was time for [her] to do something for [herself]."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Traditional Japanese swords can take over 18 months to create — here's what makes them so specialSee Also:How Kylie Jenner became the world's youngest 'self-made' billionaire, from starring in a reality TV show at age 9 to selling a majority stake in her billion-dollar cosmetics empire at 22The 25 most expensive ZIP codes in America in 2019This is how the world's 5 youngest billionaires spend their time and moneySEE ALSO: I spent 3 years writing about yachts, and owning one takes even more money than you think NOW READ: Luck vs. skill: The founders behind major businesses like Bumble, Shopify, and Away explain what their success boils down to — and they all have different takes
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Somehow A$AP Rocky made it into President Trump's impeachment hearings, and the internet is very puzzled
Getty Images Gordon Sondland testified at the House Intelligence Committee's impeachment hearing on Wednesday.  During his 19-page long opening statement, Sondland spoke about a call he had with President Trump on July 26.  During the call, according to Sondland, he and the president discussed A$AP Rocky. The rapper, real name Rakim Mayers, was at the time incarcerated on charges related to a fight he got into with another man.  Trump sent the US special envoy for hostage affairs, Robert O'Brien, to negotiate Rocky's release.  O'Brien was later named as a national security adviser by Trump. Follow our live impeachment hearing coverage here. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Gordon Sondland and A$AP Rocky: two people seemingly have nothing in common. And yet, on Wednesday Sondland, the US Ambassador to the European Union, referenced discussions he had with President Trump about the rapper  Sondland's testimony began with a 19-page opening statement, in which he detailed his background and covered discussions he had with key players including Ambassador Bill Taylor and Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker. 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:'He loves your a--': Trump's ambassador to the EU testifies that he and the president use of 'lots of four letter words'The one impeachment witness who Republicans can't claim is a 'never Trumper' just threw Trump under the busSondland has been left isolated ahead of his impeachment testimony, and could even face jail time after holes emerge in his earlier evidence
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The 16-inch MacBook Pro has a mysterious 'lid angle sensor'
The 16-inch MacBook Pro still has some mysteries left after its initial teardown. Both MacRumors and iFixit have confirmed the presence of a "lid angle sensor" that appears to replace the usual Hall effect sensor (measuring the magnitude of a magnet...
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Le’Veon Bell hits NFL drug-test breaking point: Done with ‘dirty a– needles’
The Jets’ struggling offensive line isn’t LeVeon Bell’s only NFL problem this season. The star running back ranted on Twitter about the league’s aggressive drug-testing schedule. “I done had 5 ‘random’ HGH blood test in 10 weeks… @NFL I’m not doing another after today, whatever y’all lookin for it obviously ain’t there & I’m not...
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Do your gardening indoors with these AeroGarden sets on sale
OK, it has officially gone from “a bit chilly” to “holy shit, it’s really cold,” which brings mostly bad news — especially the fact that you can’t garden when it’s negative degrees out there. Used to cooking with fresh herbs? Too bad, Mother Nature just isn’t having it right now. Live in a studio apartment? Well, you probably didn’t have a garden in the first place, then.  Whichever one of those categories you fit into, AeroGarden is your solution. It’s literally a garden that you can just have indoors. Like, not in the cold. And there are a bunch of them on sale on Amazon right now — all of them varying in size, price, and included features. Read more...More about Plants, Kitchen, Mashable Shopping, Aerogarden, and Culture
The 'Lizzie McGuire' sequel show is bringing back Adam Lamberg as Gordo
Ali Goldstein/Disney Adam Lamberg will reprise his role as Gordo on the coming Disney Plus "Lizzie McGuire" sequel series. The show's star, Hilary Duff, announced the news in a special video showing the actress on set and in costume as the now-30-year-old Lizzie. Duff talks about how excited she is to know that all the original actors who played Lizzie's family will return — and then she's interrupted. "Wait, wait, wait," Lamberg says as he enters the frame. "The fam's not complete with me. Gordo's back." Gordo and Lizzie were best friends for the duration of the original Disney Channel show, and then finally became romantically involved at the end of the 2003 "Lizzie McGuire Movie." To learn more about the coming sequel series, read everything we know about the new "Lizzie McGuire" show here. Watch the full video below. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Youtube Embed: // Width: 769px Height: 433px  NOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:15 tweets and memes about 'Baby Yoda' on 'The Mandalorian' that prove the character is the best thing in 'Star Wars'Disney Plus doesn't have all your favorite movies and TV shows. Here's how you can request the ones you want.Anthony Mackie says being 'given the helm of Captain America' as a black man is 'very emotional'
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The biggest awards show in gaming just revealed this year's nominees, and anyone can vote for the winners
"Super Smash Bros. Ultimate"/Nintendo The Game Awards 2019 has announced this year's nominees, with more than 100 games spread across 24 award categories. Gamers will be able to vote for the winners via The Game Awards website or by searching "TGA vote" on Google. You can vote for a winner in each category once per day through December 11. The awards ceremony will be held on December 12 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The Game Awards advisory board includes executives from more than a dozen major gaming companies, including Xbox, Nintendo, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Valve, and Tencent. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Game Awards 2019 has announced this years list of nominees, which includes 107 different games spread across more than 20 categories. Established in 2014, The Game Awards is an annual ceremony featuring live performances, celebrity presenters, major industry announcements, and world premiere trailers. More than 26 million people streamed the awards last year. This year's nominees are led by games like "Death Stranding," "Fortnite," "Control," "Apex Legends," and "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate," all of which received three or more nominations. The Game Awards also includes special categories for unique genres, independent releases, virtual reality, and esports. The Game Awards advisory board includes executives from more than a dozen major gaming companies, including Xbox, Nintendo, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Valve, and Tencent. Fans can help choose the winners in every category on the event's website or by searching "TGA vote" on Google. You can vote for a winner in each category once per day through December 11 — your vote will be authenticated with an existing social media or Google account. (Chinese viewers can use Bilibili to vote.) The Game Awards ceremony will be held on December 12 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 5:30 p.m. PT. The awards will be streamed live on more than 60 different international platforms — including YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, and Mixer — but tickets to attend the event in person are also on sale now.   Cinemark Theatres across the United States will host a special event in 53 of its theaters where it'll pair a live simulcast of the awards with the world premiere screenings of "Jumanji: The Next Level."  Here's the full list of The Game Awards 2019 nominees:Game of the Year "Death Stranding"/Kojima Productions "Control" (Remedy/505 Games) "Death Stranding" (Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment) "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" (Bandai-Namco/Sora/Nintendo) "Resident Evil 2" (Capcom/Capcom) "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice "(From Software/Activision) "The Outer Worlds" (Obsidian/Private Division) Best Game Direction "Resident Evil 2"/Capcom "Control" (Remedy/505 Games) "Death Stranding" (Kojima Productions/SIE) "Resident Evil 2" (Capcom/Capcom) "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" (From Software/Activision) "Outer Wilds" (Mobius Digital/Annapurna) Best Narrative "Control"/505 Games "A Plague Tale: Innocence" (Asobo/Focus Home) "Control" (Remedy/505) "Death Stranding "(Kojima Productions/SIE) "Disco Elysium" (ZA/UM) "The Outer Worlds" (Obsidian/Private Division) See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The Disney Plus launch was mired with problems on launch day because of a coding issue, exec saysNintendo's first store in Japan opens this Friday, and it looks like a Nintendo-lover's paradise — here's what it's like insideGoogle restored a World War II-era wooden airplane hangar and turned it into a huge new LA office — take a look insideSEE ALSO: Forget about 2019 — early 2020 is jam-packed with 6 major game launches
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Inside the Sanders campaign: Supporters, strategies... and socks
On this week's episode of the "Where Did You Get This Number?" podcast, we explore Bernie Sanders' campaign heading into 2020 – plus brief impeachment analysis
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Gordon Sondland's testimony could help or hurt Trump in impeachment inquiry
One of the most highly anticipated witnesses in the impeachment inquiry will be testifying during the fourth day of public hearings. The White House is reportedly "uneasy" about U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland's expected testimony because they consider it "unpredictable." CBS News legal analyst Kim Wehle joined "CBSN AM" to discuss.
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Analysis of $400M in illicit XRP activity shows it’s mostly theft and Ponzi schemes
Cryptocurrency analysts have identified $400 million worth of illicit Ripple (XRP) transactions — mainly Ponzi schemes and exchange thefts. The illicit XRP activity detected by London-based firm Elliptic amount to less than 0.2 percent of all XRP payments processed to date, which is less than other cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. In press materials shared with Hard Fork, Elliptic chief scientist Tom Robinson attributed this to two main factors: XRP is simply not as liquid as Bitcoin or Ethereum, so it’s not as easy to “cash-out” large amounts of illicit cryptocurrency. “XRP is [also] more centralized than other crypto-assets, and perhaps more associated… This story continues at The Next Web
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Light rain falls in L.A. County and snow coats the mountains in season's first storm
San Diego County will see the most rain, with up to 4 inches in the mountains, but overall, this storm won't be much of a rainmaker, meteorologists say.
Trump Is Doing Exactly What He Was Elected to Do
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4 Key Things We Learned From Gordon Sondland
The United States ambassador to the European Union delivered explosive testimony to the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday.
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Democrats look to Stacey Abrams as they try to make Georgia a 2020 swing state
Republicans have held dominion over Georgia's political landscape for decades, dominating state government while, every four years, comfortably collecting its presidential electoral votes. - RSS Channel
'There has been and still is life on Mars,' expert claims, citing NASA photos
An entomologist at Ohio University claims he has spotted "insect- and reptile-like creatures" on the Red Planet, both alive and dead.
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The US dispute with Turkey over Russian weapons could mean more problems on NATO's 'most troublesome' front
Reuters Turkey's October incursion in Syria further strained ties with the US that have frayed for months over Ankara's purchase of a Russian-made air-defense system. Those disputes add to longstanding rifts in NATO, which relies on Turkey as a major player in a strategically important region. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The White House meeting this month between President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yielded no progress on two major issues dogging the long-time allies. Ankara has spurned US demands that it not activate its Russian-made S-400 air-defense system, and it isn't backing down from its incursion in Syria that the US and others have criticized. Despite that strife, however, NATO officials have maintained that the alliance is strong. "Turkey has been an important ally of that alliance since the mid-1950s. That situation has not changed. The geostrategic reasons for Turkey's membership have not changed ... and [it] plays a full role in the NATO command structure," Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach of the UK's Royal Air Force, who heads the NATO Military Committee, said this month at a Defense Writer's Group breakfast in Washington, DC. But with the S-400 purchase alone, NATO is "already skirting going beyond that definitive shift" in intra-alliance relations, according to Omar Lamrani, senior military analyst at the geopolitical analysis firm Stratfor. Turkey arming itself with Russian weaponry would erode "interoperability, which is quite necessary ... to work with other NATO members and to have a combined focus and combined objective," Lamrani said. Turkey doesn't need to leave NATO to weaken it. Just a lack of Turkish cooperation could undermine the alliance in a strategically important region.Turkey is not only NATO's second-largest military, behind the US. It also anchors the alliance in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea. NATO Allied Maritime Command Turkey is "on the Bosphorus, on the Dardanelles. It guards that approach into and out of the Black Sea," Lamrani said. "So it guards that flank ... [and] historically has helped keep the Russians away from vital oil regions in the Middle East." "It's the largest navy in the Black Sea, even relative to the Russians. So it gives a decisive reach for NATO in the Black Sea region," Lamrani said. The Cold War is over, but Turkey and its military remain important to NATO because of something most of the rest of the alliance can't do. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images As a country bordering the Black Sea, Turkey is not bound by the Montreux Convention, which limits the number and size of the ships non-Black Sea countries can send into the sea and the length of time they can be there. Russia has a variety of air and missile forces — such as anti-access/area denial systems that include S-400s in Crimea — in the region, but strictly in naval terms Turkey still has an edge. "If NATO cannot depend on Turkey when it faces off against Russia, they effectively have lost their most important naval player in the Black Sea," where, outside of war, Turkey's navy is "even more important than the US Navy, because the US Navy is restricted in the amount of tonnage and the amount of warships it can send into the Black Sea at any one point," Lamrani said. "If Turkey is not going to work with you, it's basically a Russian lake." NATO officials have said repeatedly that the alliance's relations with Turkey, and Turkish involvement in NATO operations, continue unimpeded. NATO "Military-to-military relations with Turkey remain extremely strong, and they are very important, and I continue to enjoy a strong relationship with the Turkish chief of defense and with Turkish military authorities, and we continue to welcome and thank Turkey for their continued support for many NATO commissions, activities, and operations," Peach said at the breakfast. "NATO continues to operate in all the seas where allies wish to undertake deterrence operations. That includes the Black Sea. We strictly abide by the terms and conditions set by the Montreux Convention," Peach added. "That includes activities by mine-countermeasures vessels and Standing Naval Maritime Patrols in the Black Sea and includes port visits to friendly ports and partner nations including Ukraine and Georgia." "We continue to conduct surveillance operations, which are a matter of record, through a fleet of AWACs aircraft, which include forward bases in Turkey and other allied nations, and those missions are surveillance missions — they're not in any way aggressive." See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:4 US B-52 bombers just got back from a month flying all around Europe — here's what they were up toVeterans who served alongside the Kurds say Trump set a dangerous precedent abandoning American alliesTrump keeps contradicting the Pentagon about whatever it is the US is doing with Syria's oilSEE ALSO: Amid tensions with Russia, NATO is trying to up its game in the waters around Europe
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These are the 10 highest-paid female singers of 2019
Getty Images (Aaron J. Thornton, Frazer Harrison, Gareth Cattermole) / Business Insider (Ruqayyah Moynihan) Forbes has published a ranking of the most highly-paid female singers this year. Despite Beyonce making $81 million this year, Taylor Swift more than doubled her income in 2019, earning an impressive $185 million. Rihanna followed shortly behind in third place. While Britney Spears gave way to Shakira in 10th place, Celine Dion stayed put in ninth position and, this year, Ariana Grande made her debut in the ranking. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Once a budding country singer, 10 years on and Taylor Swift is now the most-nominated act at this year's VMAs and has just polished off a seventh album. She's also the world's highest-paid female singer of 2019, according to Forbes. By ranking singers based on their pre-tax revenue from June 1, 2018 to June 1, 2019, the publication compiled a list of the most highly-paid female singers this year. Despite Queen Bey making $81 million, Swift's income was more than double Beyonce's this year. Rihanna followed shortly behind Beyonce in the third spot, with the majority of her $62 million income deriving from the Fenty Beauty-LVMH venture. While Britney Spears gave way to Shakira in 10th place, Celine Dion stayed put in ninth position and, this year, Ariana Grande made her debut in the ranking. These are the 10 best-paid female singers of 2019.10. Shakira — $35 million Getty Images / RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP After a hemorrhage to her right vocal cord in 2017, Shakira had to postpone an international tour. Having now recovered, the Colombian artist is to return to the stage on February 2, 2020, alongside Jennifer Lopez at the Super Bowl halftime show. 9. Celine Dion — $37.5 million Axelle/Bauer-Griffin / Contributor Between 2017 and 2018, Dion toured Europe over the course of 25 dates clocking roughly $63.3 million. The Canadian artist started touring again in support of her first English-language album in six years, "Courage." 8. Lady Gaga — $39.5 million Getty Images / Theo Wargo/WireImage In 2018, Lady Gaga took the world by storm when she starred in "A Star Is Born" alongside Bradley Cooper. Though she's dropped three spots from fifth to eighth place since last year, the film's soundtrack was the bestselling album in the United States in 2019.   See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:I spent the weekend with a homeless community in New York to see what it's really like to live on the streetsBill Gates is once again the richest person in the world. Here's how he spends his $110 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.Pete Buttigieg is running for president in 2020. Here's everything we know about the candidate and how he stacks up against the competition.SEE ALSO: Jay-Z named chief brand strategist at one of California's leading cannabis companies
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First time hosting Thanksgiving? Cookware is on sale at Macy's.
TL;DR: Cookware sets from Calphalon, T-Fal, and Tools of the Trade are all on pre-Black Friday sale at Macy's, with savings of up to 75%. The gift of a nice, new set of pots and pans is something that anyone living on their own will use for years. Maybe that person is you, and maybe you need that cookware set before Black Friday because you realized that you're hosting your first adult Thanksgiving. Macy's has a ton of pre-Black Friday kitchen deals including massive savings on nonstick cookware sets. You can make your celeb kitchen dreams come true with a Calphalon 10-piece set for $140 or snag a 13-piece starter set from Tools of the Trade for $30. Any way you dice it, the least you'll save is $90. Read more...More about Thanksgiving, Kitchen, Mashable Shopping, Cookware, and Calphalon
Cowboys' Jason Witten Calls Matchup vs. Patriots a 'Defining' Game
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It didn't take long for Disney+ passwords to be stolen
In case you needed a reminder that you should never, ever, ever re-use passwords, a slew of Disney+ passwords were already available to buy on various forums mere hours after the streaming platform's debut.  Users complained about their passwords being changed, depriving them of that sweet Baby Yoda content. DISNEY+ HAS BEEN OPEN FOR LIKE 10 HOURS AND MY ACCOUNT HAS ALREADY BEEN HACKED — brandon ʕ·ᴥ·ʔ (@brandoncult) November 12, 2019 ZDNet reports that passwords were up for sale for prices ranging from, well, free to upwards of $11.  #distwitter has anyone’s @disneyplus account been hacked? My friend’s was; hackers changed email and password. Now she’s completely blocked from her 3-year prepaid Disney+ account. She’s been on hold for >2 hours — cat+dog=happyhome (@Travel4vr) November 12, 2019 Read more... More about Passwords, Disney, Tech, Movies Tv Shows, and Cybersecurity
Bar patron claims customer sent him ‘racist’ food order
A bar patron in England claims that another customer sent him a racist food order. The Richmal Crompton has an app that allows customers to order an item off the menu and have it sent to any table in the establishment. Mark D’arcy-Smith, a black man, says that he was visiting the establishment with a...
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How to use Lex, a queer dating app with no profile photos or cisgender men
Kevin Kozicki/Getty Images Lex is a queer dating app for lesbian, bisexual, non-binary, trans, genderqueer, intersex, two spirit, asexual, and queer people — everyone but cisgender men.  The app is based on the "Personals" Instagram account and is entirely text-based, inspired by "old school newspaper personals." Rather than swiping through matches like Bumble or Tinder, Lex users post classified ads with a title and description about who they are or what they are looking for.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. If you're queer and not a cisgender man, chances are you know the struggle of trying to navigate dating apps.  Whether it's couples looking for bisexual "unicorns" on platforms like Tinder or the general lack of queer-specific dating apps that aren't geared towards cisgender queer men, finding spaces to meet other queer people can present a big challenge.  This need is what inspired Kell Rakowki to create Lex, a queer dating app exclusively for lesbian, bisexual, non-binary, trans, genderqueer, intersex, two spirit, asexual, and queer people. Essentially, everyone but cisgender men. In addition to having no cisgender men on the platform, what sets Lex apart from other dating apps is that it is entirely text-based. Rather than swiping through matches, users write about themselves and what kind of person, relationship, or activity they are looking for — similar to personal ads in the classifieds section of a newspaper.  The initial idea for the app came from a popular Instagram account, formerly called Personals (it has since changed the name to Personals was founded in 2017 by Rakowski and posted over 10,000 personal ads submitted by users since its inception.  "It's bringing back the old-school way of reading personal ads, reading how people describe themselves, slowing down," Rakowski told the Guardian. "It's a gentler, more thoughtful way of getting to know someone." Whether the nostalgic format appeals to your romantic heart or you're just looking for a space to meet other queer people, here's a walkthrough of what it's like to use Lex. The first screen you'll see after downloading Lex is the app's personal statement. Lex After logging in, the screen reiterates that Lex is a space designed for queer people. In order to use the app, you also have to review and agree to the rules of conduct. Lex Next, you fill out personal information, including your name, date of birth... Lex See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:A trans dad underwent $30,000 worth of fertility treatments to have a baby. He says his insurance company refused to pay.13 of the best and 13 of the worst movies of the decade, according to audiencesCéline Dion is 2019's queen of celebrity fashion. These were her best looks of the year.
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Former Baltimore mayor charged over children's book scandal
Federal indictment accuses Catherine Pugh of using her "Healthy Holly" books to enrich herself, promote her political career and fund her run for mayor
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Missing Oregon cat found five years later in New Mexico
A cat who has been missing for five years in Portland, Oregon, has been found in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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Macy's customer data stolen after online store hacked
Retailer says "highly sophisticated" data breach potentially exposed some online shoppers' credit card information
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Extinction Rebellion founder’s Holocaust remarks spark fury
German politicians accuse Roger Hallam of downplaying significance of genocideRoger Hallam, the co-founder of the environmental campaign movement Extinction Rebellion, has sparked anger in Germany after referring to the Holocaust as “just another fuckery in human history”.Hallam has been accused of downplaying the Nazis’ genocide of 6 million Jews – a crime in Germany – by arguing in an interview that the significance of the Holocaust had been overplayed. Continue reading...
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Wayne Messam ran for president. Here is everything we know about the former 2020 candidate and how he stacked up against the competition.
AP Photo/Brynn Anderson Who is Wayne Messam? Current job: Mayor of Miramar, FL and construction business owner. Age: 45.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:Cory Booker is running for president in 2020. Here's everything we know about the candidate and how he stacks up against the competition.Pete Buttigieg is running for president in 2020. Here's everything we know about the candidate and how he stacks up against the competition.Joe Biden is running for president in 2020. Here's everything we know about the candidate and how he stacks up against the competition.SEE ALSO: Here's everyone who has officially announced they are running for president in 2020
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“We Followed the President’s Orders:” Gordon Sondland’s Testimony Likely Assures Trump’s Impeachment
David Rohde writes about the explosive opening statement made by Gordon Sondland, the Ambassador to the European Union, in the Trump impeachment inquiry.
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Did Neanderthals make eagle talon necklaces 120,000 years ago?
The evidence is indirect, but a recent find suggests the answer may be "yes."
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Sondland says he mentioned "concerns" about Ukraine aid delay to Pence
Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the E.U., said Wednesday he mentioned to Vice President Mike Pence his concerns that the delay in aid to Ukraine was tied to the issue of investigations.
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Terrifying Camera App Flaw Left Millions of Android Phones Vulnerable to Spying
Even if you’re diligent about app permissions, sometimes you just can’t predict how or when a bad actor will abuse them. This time around, a team of security researchers found a terrifying flaw with the Android camera apps that could let malicious apps completely take control over a phone’s camera to spy on users…Read more...
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Joaquin Phoenix and Todd Phillips 'likely to reteam' for Joker sequel
Reports suggest director set to make followup to box office hitLast weekend, Joker – Todd Phillips’s origins story about Batman’s nemesis – passed $1bn at the global box office, having already beaten Deadpool to become the highest-grossing R-rated film ever.Talk of a sequel has been rife since the film’s critically acclaimed premiere at the Venice film festival in August, but confirmation has proved elusive. Continue reading...
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It cost more than $2,500 for my husband to immigrate to the United States. Here's every dollar we spent.
izusek/Getty Images My husband and I had a straightforward immigration case, but the process still cost more than $2,500.  The immigration process also had unseen expenses, like days off work or being unable to claim unemployment.  Becoming an American citizen was worth it, but the process still took a toll financially.  Read more personal finance coverage. My husband and I have a love story that sounds straight out of a storybook. We met in a London bar on a random Tuesday night. I'm American and was studying abroad; he's Australian and was there visiting family. By the time he offered to buy me a drink, last call had come and gone. Instead, we spent the evening strolling around the moonlit city before sharing our first kiss on London Bridge. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A podiatrist explains heel spurs, the medical condition Trump said earned him a medical deferment from VietnamSee Also:Women worried about money are more likely than men to put off buying a home and quitting a job, and it highlights the effects of the gender pay gapI didn't make my first million until 50, and let me tell you something: It's better when you wait13 places in the US where it's probably not worth investing in real estate for the next decade
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Ten arrested in London on suspicion of £15m money laundering plot
Cash, drugs and luxury cars seized after series of raidsTen suspected members of an organised crime group have been arrested on suspicion of flying an estimated £15.5m out of the UK to Dubai hidden in suitcases.The National Crime Agency, whose officers made the arrests in a series of raids across London on Wednesday morning, said the suspects were also suspected of trying to smuggle 17 people into the UK this summer. Continue reading...
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The most baffling optical illusions of 2019
Courtesy of Little Rock School District Viral optical illusions, like a video where people couldn't determine if an animal was a rabbit or a bird, stumped the internet this year. Artists also created mind-boggling works of art around the world. The logo for the 2024 Summer Olympics was released — and contained three images in one. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Viral optical illusions continue to stump the internet with their trickery, and 2019 was full of them. From hidden images to celebrity outfits to street art that makes people stop in their tracks, people can't seem to resist the chance to challenge their senses. Here are our favorite viral optical illusions of the year.An elementary school class in Little Rock, Arkansas, painted three-dimensional crosswalks in front of their school to trick cars into slowing down. Courtesy of Little Rock School District A 5th grade class at Carver Magnet Elementary in Little Rock, Arkansas, painted two optical illusion crosswalks outside their school in the hope of preventing accidents. The painted lines appear to be three-dimensional ramps or blocks, which would prompt cars to hit the brakes before driving over them. French artist JR transformed the Louvre Pyramid in Paris into a giant optical illusion in honor of its 30th anniversary. Chesnot/Getty Images French photographer and artist Jean Rene, known simply as "JR," combines photography and graffiti to create optical illusions on landmarks around the world. His enormous installation at the Louvre Pyramid revealed the foundations of the Napoleon courtyard where it was built through cleverly placed black and white photos pasted to the ground. Imgur user HorseonaBike shared a video of an animal enjoying a head scratch, but people couldn't tell if it was a rabbit or a bird. Imgur/Twitter The video's trickery is reminscent of a duck-rabbit illusion first published in a German magazine in 1892, then used by Joseph Jastrow in 1899 in his research on perception. Optical illusions that display two different things depending on how you look at them are known as ambiguous images or reversible figures. In the case of this viral video, the animal appears to have been a bird due to the positioning of the supposed "ears" of the "rabbit." Rabbits' ears are on the sides of their heads, not one behind the other. The "ears" also don't appear to be fuzzy, indicating that the animal is indeed a raven or crow. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The 16 most disappointing albums of the year, rankedThe 20 most-watched shows on Netflix in 2019, so far26 celebrity moments that went viral in 2019
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Netflix gifts us a wacky trailer for the 'Christmas Prince' baby movie
The two-year emotional journey of the Christmas Prince saga continues this holiday with A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby.  In the trailer for Netflix's buzzy yuletide series viewers catch up with Amber (Rose McIver) and Richard (Ben Lamb) preparing for the birth of their first child and trying to protect Aldovia from an ancient curse (!)."I don't know if I'm ready to be a queen AND a mom," Amber confesses. Sounds tough.  A Christmas Prince: Royal Baby hits Netflix Dec. 5. Read more... More about Entertainment, Movies, Netflix, A Christmas Prince, and Entertainment
Harry Kane, Dele Alli Praise Mauricio Pochettino After Tottenham Hotspur Sacking
Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Harry Winks were among the Tottenham Hotspur players who praised former manager Mauricio Pochettino after his shock sacking on Tuesday...
Jets' Le'Veon Bell Says He Had 5 HGH Tests in 10 Weeks, Refuses to Do Another
New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell took issue with the NFL 's drug-testing protocol in a tweet Wednesday...
Sondland's bombshell testimony blows holes in Trump's Ukraine defence
Ambassador to EU testifies as House impeachment hearing‘Was there a quid pro quo? The answer is yes’A star witness at the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump has testified to the existence of a quid pro quo with Ukraine and insisted: “We followed the president’s orders.”In a major blow to the president, Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union, said in bombshell evidence he was forced to work with Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani against his will, and criticised the White House and state department for failing to provide records. Continue reading...
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Alaskan Glacier Hike Adventure
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Oil rises 2% after U.S. inventory data, Russian assurances
Oil prices rose more than 2% on Wednesday after a better-than-expected U.S. crude inventories report and as Russia said it would continue its cooperation with OPEC to keep the global oil market balanced.
Factbox: Global refiners raise cleaner shipping fuel output ahead of IMO 2020
Global oil refiners have upgraded processing units and adjusted operations to raise output of low-sulphur residual fuels and marine gasoil (MGO) to prepare for stricter shipping fuel standards that kick in on Jan. 1, 2020.
'He loves your a--': Trump's ambassador to the EU testifies that he and the president use of 'lots of four letter words'
Win McNamee/Getty US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday in President Donald Trump's impeachment hearings. Sondland was asked about a phone call he had with the president, in which he said the Ukrainian president "loves your a--" and would investigate Hunter Biden's business dealings. Sondland said the phrase sounded like something he would say. "That's how President Trump and I communicate. Lots of four letter words." Follow along our live coverage of the hearing here. Visit Business Insider's homepage. The seriousness of the impeachment hearings was broken up by a rare moment of laughter on Wednesday when the United States Ambassador to the European Union joked about the colorful language he uses when speaking with President Donald Trump. Gordon Sondland was questioned about a recently revealed telephone call between himself and the president, in which the ambassador told Trump that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky "loves your a--."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 implicates Trump, Pompeo, Bolton, and their staffers in bombshell testimonyThe GOP's own witnesses blew up their case and a Purple Heart recipient was accused of disloyalty. Here are the biggest takeaways from Tuesday's impeachment hearings.In a Freudian slip, Nunes accidentally referred to Volker and Morrison as 'your witnesses' to Democrats, a telling sign of how badly this impeachment hearing is going for the GOP
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