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Boris Johnson's claims of 'side deals' are 'pure rubbish', EU says

New Tory leader said no-deal Brexit would be less painful because of ‘side deals’ with Brussels

Boris Johnson’s claims that crashing out of the EU with no deal would be less painful because of a series of “side deals” that the UK has already done with Brussels have been dismissed as rubbish by the EU.

Johnson made the assertion several times during his campaign to be the new leader of the Conservative party and EU officials are now concerned that this was being spun as a new post-Theresa May “truth” after the claims were repeated by supporters in recent days.

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American suspected of ISIS connections trapped in no man's land between Turkish, Greek borders: reports
A U.S. citizen suspected of being a member of ISIS, is reportedly stuck in a heavily militarized no-man’s land between the borders of the country that kicked him out, Turkey, and the one that refuses to accept him, Greece, officials say. 
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Grandma wins $1.3 million lottery minutes after learning she beat cancer
Finding out she beat cancer was priceless.
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Trump Makes No Promises On China Trade Deal
President Trump says a mini trade agreement with China could happen "soon," but he offered no guarantees. In a speech to the Economic Club of New York, Trump downplayed the cost of his trade war.
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S&P 500, Nasdaq hold at record levels after Trump remarks
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes remained at record levels on Tuesday spurred by gains in trade-sensitive technology stocks, after President Donald Trump reiterated that the United States was close to signing a "phase one" trade deal with China.
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How to divide numbers and cells in Microsoft Excel to make calculations and analyze data
Porrakij/Shutterstock You can divide in Excel using a few different methods.  It's easy to divide two numbers or cell values in Excel using the forward slash in a simple formula.  You can also divide a column of values by a constant, using the dollar sign to create an absolute reference in your spreadsheet.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There are a few common techniques for performing division in Excel.  You can divide numbers directly in a single cell, or use a simple formula to divide the contents of two different cells. You can also set up a formula that divides a series of values by a constant. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Apple just revealed its AirPods Pro for $249, which feature noise cancellation. Here's everything that was wrong with the $159 pair of the wireless headphones.See Also:How to multiply cells and numbers in Microsoft Excel using 3 different methodsHow to wrap text in Microsoft Excel in 2 ways, to make sure that all of your data is visibleHow to freeze a row in Excel so it remains visible when you scroll, to better compare data on different parts of a spreadsheetSEE ALSO: The best Macbooks you can buy
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Boston Celtics star Enes Kanter: Turkey wants to punish me for caring about human rights –But I won't stop
I wholeheartedly believe that a country that mistreats its own population at home is also a threat to its neighbors and allies.
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Joe Girardi could poach Chili Davis out of Mets limbo
The Mets didn’t hire Joe Girardi as their new manager, and now he might be poaching their hitting coach in his new gig in Philadelphia. Chili Davis, a teammate of Girardi’s on the Yankees’ championship teams in 1998 and 1999, is one of three candidates being considered for the Phillies’ hitting coach position, the Philadelphia...
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Kentucky vs. Evansville: The nation’s top team won’t cover
The Kentucky Wildcats are coming off two impressive wins that saw them cover each game. On Monday, they were voted the No. 1 team in the nation in the AP Top 25, and next, they will meet an Evansville team that finished at the bottom of the Missouri Valley Conference last season. While it would...
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All the best TV deals to expect on Black Friday 2019
  Business Insider Black Friday is a great time to shop for all sorts of electronics, from laptops and tablets to kitchen gadgets and large appliances.  But some of the best discounts you'll find will be on TVs, from brands like Samsung, Insignia, LG, and more.  Many popular sellers, including Best Buy, Target, and Walmart, will offer TV deals in stores on the big day. But if you don't want to face the crowds, you'll also be able to find some great deals online.  We've compiled a list of the best Black Friday TV deals we know about so far. Keep an eye on this page; we'll be adding new promotions as they drop.  To save more on Black Friday deals this year, visit Business Insider Coupons. Black Friday is right around the corner, and stores are already gearing up for major deals on all sorts of electronics. But some of the best tech deals you'll find will be on TVs, at all price points, from brands across the board. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:What deals to expect from Amazon's Cyber Monday 2019 saleBlack Friday is on November 29, 2019 — here's everything you need to know leading up to the biggest sales holiday of the year, including early dealsThe best online deals and sales happening now
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The Panic Attack Hack on Bojack Horseman Really Works
Bojack panic attack hack an actual tack! In the most recent episode of Bojack Horseman, Hollyhock (Aparna Nancherla) has a panic attack at a party. A guy named Peter talks her through it. “Look around the room and tell me what you see,” he says. Hollyhock names things—first the things giving her anxiety, then more and…Read more...
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As a result of Trump, the suburbs are nearly gone for the GOP
The lesson learned from Pennsylvania, which went for Donald Trump in 2016, is the same as for the rest of the country, writes Charlie Dent. As a result of his election and performance in office, the suburbs are nearly completely gone for the Republican Party.
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More Americans are looking for ‘alternative’ options for Thanksgiving dinner
Move over, turkey! More than a quarter of Americans are tired of traditional Thanksgiving food, according to new research. The poll of 2,000 Americans who celebrate Thanksgiving discovered that 26 percent would like to see alternative food options on the table this year. Celebrating an “alternative Thanksgiving” – breaking from the age-old meal traditions –...
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Andrew Sparrow's election briefing: for Angela Rayner, the personal is political
Catch up with the campaign with our daily roundupFollow the latest political news – liveBoris Johnson has claimed the situation is “stabilising” for those affected by the flooding in northern England, as he spoke to broadcasters after chairing a meeting of the government’s Cobra emergency committee. He rejected claims that the government had been complacent. But No 10 announced the Cobra meeting only after Jeremy Corbyn publicly called for one (although Downing Street says it was scheduled anyway), and Corbyn and the Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson both made visits today to residents affected. Corbyn said Labour would spend £5.6bn over 10 years improving flood defences. Continue reading...
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Battle for Mediobanca: Italy's richest man takes on seasoned CEO
One comes from a wealthy family, attended Milan's best schools and has spent all his career engineering mergers at Mediobanca , Italy's most influential investment bank.
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The SoftBank Effect: How $100 Billion Left Workers in a Hole
SoftBank poured money into start-ups that use armies of contractors. That has upended the lives of drivers, hotel operators and real estate agents around the world.
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US warship sails through Taiwan Strait in message to China
The move by the USS Chancellorsville, a guided-missile cruiser, is likely to irk China, which views the island of Taiwan as a breakaway province.
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Remains found in Alabama during search for 5-year-old Florida girl
The team looking for Taylor Rose Williams found a body, according to a statement ​issued by police in Demopolis, Alabama
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Bolivian unions threaten strike if peace and order not restored in 24 hours
Bolivia's main federation of worker unions on Tuesday warned it would hold an indefinite strike and mobilize its members to the highland capital of La Paz if the country's political and civic leaders do not restore constitutional order and peace within 24 hours.
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'Star Wars' on Disney+ reignites the Han-Greedo fan drama
If you thought George Lucas' constant tweaking of Star Wars wouldn't extend to the Disney+ releases, you were mistaken -- although it's not quite what you might expect. Viewers have discovered that the 4K HDR remaster includes yet another change Geo...
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Best Buy Made These Smart Home Gadgets Dumb Again
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Trump campaign wanted updates on 2016 WikiLeaks releases on Clinton: ex-aide testifies
President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign was keen to keep abreast of the release of emails potentially damaging to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, reaching all the way to Trump, the Republican's former deputy campaign chairman testified in court on Tuesday.
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Venice flooding forces tourists, locals to get creative amid high water
VENICE, Italy — Tourists and Venetians alike donned high boots and took to strategically placed raised walkways on Tuesday to slosh through the high water that has hit much of the lagoon city. Venice’s tide forecast office said the water level peaked at about 4 feet 3 inches Tuesday morning but warned that an even...
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President Trump: We've exceeded our expectations
President Donald Trump makes a speech at The Economic Club of New York and discusses the American economy.
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MTA expands Access-A-Ride program – but limits number of trips
The MTA’s popular e-hail Access-A-Ride program will expand to include more disabled New Yorkers, the agency announced Tuesday — although critics griped that it now includes the “rationing” of trips. For two years, a test group of 1,200 disabled New Yorkers has been able to order on-demand, $2.75 rides using their smartphones — whereas Access-A-Ride...
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How to multiply cells and numbers in Microsoft Excel using 3 different methods
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Twitch Studio, the company’s streaming software for new users, is now in open beta
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitch Studio — the broadcasting software the live-streaming site debuted back in August to a select group of users — is now open to the public. (Though it is, for the moment, PC-only.) Developed as an easier way to stream and aimed at users who are just starting out on Twitch, the software is both functional and aesthetically appealing. It’s for people who have a vague desire to broadcast themselves to the internet but aren’t quite sure how to get started. Live-streaming is technically quite difficult: it’s live video production, which requires an understanding of the occasionally arcane ecosystem of software and plugins that make it possible. Like every other technologically difficult thing, it also requires a willingness to read a ton of forum comments in search of answers to troubleshoot whatever weird issue you’re having. Twitch Studio is designed to get rid of all that. It’s made to automatically detect things like your camera, microphone, and monitor resolution, and it comes with a host of templates and alerts that’ll help you seem professional, even if you’re not quite sure yet what you’re doing. That’s great because faking it till you make it is a timeworn strategy for a reason: it works. If you’re a Windows user, you can download the beta here.
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Tammy Duckworth: It's been 15 years since my 'alive day'
Fifteen years ago, Tammy Duckworth's helicopter was shot down in Iraq and she lost her legs. Today, the US Senator says the best way to advocate for the troops is to recognize that investing in health care and education helps more Americans serve in the military.
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Roger Stone wanted to 'debrief' Kushner on hacked emails, Trump campaign aide says
Rick Gates testifies at criminal trial of Trump’s former adviserMulvaney drops impeachment lawsuit – US politics liveRoger Stone wanted to contact Jared Kushner in order to “debrief” the president’s son-in-law about hacked emails that were damaging to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign, a former Trump campaign aide said in court on Tuesday. Related: Trump fumes as Democrats get ready for 'sober and rigorous' public hearings Continue reading...
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Laura Dern thanks Kanye West for giving her ‘cred’ with her teenage kids
The rapper wore a sweatshirt with Dern's face printed on it.
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Mark Sanford Drops Trump Primary Challenge: ‘You’ve Got to Be a Realist’
Mr. Sanford, a former congressman and governor of South Carolina, ended his presidential campaign just two months after it began.
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Buttigieg rises in Iowa to lead Democratic White House pack: poll
Pete Buttigieg has pulled to the top of the pack of Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa for the first time after drawing increased support from nearly every demographic group, according to a Monmouth University poll released on Tuesday.
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Writing my will online for free helped me have important conversations with my husband that I typically avoid
georgeclerk/Getty Images Talking about death is a conversation no couple wants to have, but when you have children, it's an important one. My husband and I finally sat down to write our will using Fabric, a free online service, and we made some important decisions about our future and the future we want for our kids. While it was never going to be easy, writing our will helped us have important conversations about who should take care of our kids in the unlikely event we both die before they've reached adulthood, and how to handle our estate. Protect your family with Fabric — use the site to write your will or purchase life insurance to provide for your children » Becoming a parent comes with a lot of new, sometimes uncomfortable, responsibilities — including thinking about the future.  It's not necessarily easy to sit down and talk about who will take care of your kids if something happens to you, but I have learned that planning ahead is one practical way to love your kids. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How to find water when you're stuck in the desertSee Also:A 53-year-old worth $3.4 million is sticking with 2 strategies to keeping building his wealthMy free Credit Karma app helped my credit score spike by 50 points overnightBy depositing $100 a month in an online bank account, I'm earning 20 times more than I would at a traditional bank
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Intel details Keem Bay, a Movidius processor for computer vision at the edge
Intel today detailed Keem Bay, its next-gen Movidius vision processing unit designed for edge optimized for edge computing workloads.
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Two birds lock beaks in epic NYC street fight
The claws came out in this vicious NYC bird fight. Watch the surprising moment two small brown birds went beak to beak on a sidewalk in Manhattan — before a third bird swooped in and broke up the brawl.   Subscribe to our YouTube!
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Will Ferrell is set to host 'SNL' again — in just a few weeks
Saturday Night Live is giving thanks to one of its past greats right before Turkey Day. Former cast member Will Ferrell is set to host the show on Nov. 23, SNL Twitter confirms. He'll be joined on that pre-Thanksgiving Saturday by musical guest King Princess, who has had a big 2019 with performances at Lollapalooza, Coachella, and Glastonbury. I will be living my wettest dream by playing SNL on November 23rd. Will Ferrell has me gagged and goopedpic.twitter.com/Oy1K4jY0BQ — King Princess (@KingPrincess69) November 12, 2019 Ferrell's coming appearance marks his fifth time hosting SNL since he left the cast in 2002. He was last on in 2018, for a memorable episode that included some of Mashable's very favorite sketches of the year. Read more...More about Saturday Night Live, Will Ferrell, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
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Why Is Every Streaming Service Using the Same Pricing Model?
As consumers get more options, creative pricing could be a differentiator.
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Student journalists at Northwestern set off an online uproar after they apologized for basic reporting practices
Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Student journalists at Northwestern University published an editorial apologizing for basic reporting practices, including posting photographs of protests and using the campus directory to look up students' phone numbers. The editorial spread across Twitter on Monday, sparking an uproar from many working journalists who argued that such reporting techniques are considered crucial to the profession. Some criticized the editorial as an instance of political correctness run amok — others decried the social media pile-on over a simple student journalism mistake. The Daily Northwestern's editor-in-chief responded to the backlash in a Twitter thread, acknowledging that the editorial "over-corrected" in certain ways, but adding that the newspaper was trying to show empathy to marginalized groups on campus. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Student journalists at Northwestern University sparked a backlash from professional journalists across the country after publishing a November 10 editorial apologizing for what appeared to be basic newsgathering practices. The controversy began when the student newspaper, The Daily Northwestern, covered on-campus protests against a visit by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Not long after, the newspaper published an editorial apologizing for some of its reporting methods, which it said "hurt students."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:Here's everyone who's running for president in 2020, and who has quit the raceAn exercise Stanford professors developed to map out how your life will unfold removes the agony from big career decisionsThe life of Donald Trump Jr., who once lived out of a truck, didn't speak to his father for a year, and is making waves on a book tour with his girlfriend
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Indonesia urges public to report civil servants over ‘radical’ content
JAKARTA – Indonesia launched a website on Tuesday that would allow the public to report “radical” content posted by civil servants, as authorities in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country push to combat hardline Islamist ideology permeating government. Indonesia is officially secular but has seen a rise of conservatism with some politicians demanding a larger role...
New York Post
Amazon discounts the Echo Show 8 by $30 before it's available
It looks like someone at Amazon missed the memo that Black Friday is at the end of November, not the start. Ahead of the Echo Show 8's release on November 21st, Amazon has discounted both the charcoal and sandstone models by $30, making them $100, in...
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‘Friday’ star John Witherspoon died from coronary heart disease
He died on Oct. 29.
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Microsoft starts rolling out Windows 10 November 2019 Update
Microsoft today started rolling out the Windows 10 November 2019 Update, the eighth free update for its latest operating system.
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Trump says US could 'substantially' raise China tariffs if deal isn't reached
Reuters Trump said Tuesday trade progress with China had been made but warned tariffs could still be "substantially" increased. His comments sowed uncertainty about the fate of an interim trade agreement between the largest economies.  Businesses and investors around the globe were watching closely for signs that negotiations remained on track.  Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump on Tuesday vacillated between optimism toward trade negotiations with China and renewed escalation threats, sowing uncertainty about the fate of an interim trade agreement between the largest economies.  In a highly anticipated speech to the Economic Club of New York, Trump said the first part of a deal with China could be finalized "soon" but that tariffs would be increased if not. Businesses and investors around the globe were watching closely for signs that negotiations remained on track. 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:Chaos, crazy ideas, and cashing in: Trump and WeWork's Adam Neumann have these 5 things in commonThe life of Donald Trump Jr., who once lived out of a truck, didn't speak to his father for a year, and is making waves on a book tour with his girlfriend'It seems insane now': WeWork employees bought into cofounder Adam Neumann's vision but grew worried as red flags mountedSEE ALSO: The White House has looked for ways to limit investment in China. A former top Treasury aide says it's 'a terrible idea.'
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Mulvaney will defer to Trump and not testify in impeachment hearings
The acting White House chief of staff had planned to let the courts decide whether he should testify before Congress, but he has reversed course and says he would not comply with a congressional subpoena
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DIGITAL IDENTITY AND THE FUTURE OF BANKING: How digital identity can slash the costs of onboarding and regulatory compliance by up to 70% for banks
This is a preview of The Digital Identity And The Future Of Banking research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Purchase this report. Business Insider Intelligence offers even more insights like this with our brand new Banking coverage. Subscribe today to receive industry-changing banking news and analysis to your inbox. Disruptive digital-only banks, innovative regulations, and shifting consumer demands have made today's banking digital-first — but the benefits of digitization are being held back by identity verification challenges. Identity verification underlies many of the core processes associated with financial services, with banks required to subject their customers to strict identity checks, both to protect those users' finances and to meet regulatory compliance demands. There have been a plethora of efforts aimed at streamlining identity verification online, but these attempts have largely failed to address the issue in its entirety. For example, customers are often required to create unwieldy passwords and verification details that can be difficult to keep track of to access their accounts. Not only have these efforts created new points of friction for users, but they're also expensive for banks, with each password reset costing up to $70 according to Forrester Research estimates.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Goldman Sachs said it doesn't make credit decisions based on gender, but the allegations against Apple Card could damage its performance regardlessJury orders Wells Fargo to pay USAA $200 million in damagesMost payments stakeholders believe the US is behind on implementing faster payments
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I tried McDonald's new Beyond Meat plant-based ‘PLT’ burger, and it was a big disappointment
Taniya Spolia McDonald's is testing a new Beyond Meat "PLT" plant-based burger. The burger is only available at 28 McDonald's locations in southern Ontario, Canada. I tried the burger, and found it wasn't as special as I had hoped. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Burger King has the Impossible Whopper. Dunkin' has the Beyond Sausage breakfast sandwich. Taco Bell, White Castle, Qdoba, and others have their own offerings, too. And now, McDonald's has joined the plant-based craze taking over fast food. Select McDonald's locations in Canada are now test-driving the "PLT" burger — that is, "plant, lettuce, and tomato" — using a Beyond Meat plant-based patty instead of traditional beef. The sandwiches, which debuted in late September, are available at 28 McDonald's restaurants in southern Ontario. I happen to live in London, Ontario, home of many of the franchises offering the PLT. I recently decided to try the burger for myself, being an avid McDonald's eater and burger enthusiast.  Although McDonald's is heavily promoting the burger, I found it to be a big disappointment. Read on to see what it was like.McDonald's recently debuted its PLT burger at 28 locations in Ontario, Canada, including the one I visited in the city of London. GEOFF ROBINS/AFP via Getty Images Everywhere I turned, I saw signs promoting the burger. Taniya Spolia Given the hype, my expectations were high. The burger is made with a pea-based patty from Beyond Meat, and is topped with cheese, tomato, lettuce, onion, pickles, a mayo-based sauce, ketchup, mustard, and the quarter-pounder bun. Taniya Spolia See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Burger King is testing 3 new Impossible burgers at 180 locations in the USI ate chicken nuggets from 6 fast-food chains, and the best were also the cheapest50 haunting photos of abandoned shopping malls across AmericaSEE ALSO: I compared the meatless Beyond Burger with a beef burger from Shake Shack — and I know which burger I'd rather eat DON'T MISS: It requires 22 ingredients for the Beyond Burger to replicate the taste and texture of a classic hamburger — here's what they are
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This White House appointee has an extremely creative resume
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Mariners euphoric over looming Mets nightmare Jarred Kelenic
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Watch long enough and you will see chunks of Jim Edmonds, large comparables to prime-time Grady Sizemore. And the Mariners could not stop watching Jarred Kelenic. This is what an organization that has no present does. It imagines the future. And for the Mariners, Kelenic is front and center to their future....
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Surveillance apps, partying, and shootings: 9 ways that being a teen has changed over the past decade
Shutterstock Since 2010, being a teen has turned into a gradually more online existence that has spawned an entirely new generation of activists, idols, and pressures.  Along with unprecedented connectivity, teens have faced turbulent political environments alongside widespread violence and tragedy.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Teens in 2010 were some of the first to be fully steeped in a digitally forward culture of reality television, Apple devices, and social networking. Ten years later, it seems that the hold of technology and popular culture has only gotten stronger.  As the decade winds down, influencers have replaced movie stars, parents can track their kid's every move, and some of the most well-known political activists spurring international movements aren't old enough to drink.  See how being a teen has changed over the past decade. Memories aren't captured on a digital camera, but taken and immediately shared on a smartphone. Mauricio Santana/Getty Images The population of teens who owned smartphones skyrocketed through the decade, and the devices became critical to teenage life as social networks hosted most of the content teens were sharing with the world. By 2018, 80% of teens got their first smartphone between the ages of 11 and 13 and spent as many as seven hours on the phone each day. Burning CD mixes became a thing of the past as digital and streaming formats became the norm. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo Digital streaming service Spotify exploded with regular users into the 2010s, gathering more than 230 million users by 2019 and effectively sealing the fate of CDs among teenagers. Talking about mental health has become easier and more valued online and in school. Aipon / Shutterstock A quarter of Gen Z, or those born after 1997, responded to a 2018 Business Insider survey that they would cast their generation's mood as "stressed," and 17% pointed to feeling "depressed." A cultural shift to embracing open conversations on mental health emerged through the 2010s, popping up in teens' daily life in the form of memes on social media and efforts from high schools seeking to develop mental health education and support programs. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Teens girls who sext may be more likely to be depressed and anxiousOne of YouTube's biggest ASMR stars explains 'brain tingles' and why she still lies about her jobTHEN AND NOW: The cast of 'The Devil Wears Prada' 13 years later
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