Fitbit Inspire HR review: Detailed fitness tracking for a low price

TwitterFacebook Fitbit Inspire HR $99.95 View Product The Good Impressive feature lineup for the price • Easy setup • comfortable to wear • Mobile app integration works seamlessly The Bad Serious lack of extra features • Mobile notifications on the watch screen are useless • Step counter a bit generous at times The Bottom Line It's easily the best value in Fitbit's product line, but don't expect a lot of bells and whistles. ⚡ Mashable Score 3.5 😎 Cool Factor 2.0 📘Learning Curve 2.5 💪Performance 4.0 💵 Bang for the Buck 4.5

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Google Earth gets content creation tools for geography-focused presentations
Build a presentation with text, images, videos, and terabytes of Google Earth imagery.
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Flight attendant allegedly beaten unconscious in Mexico hotel room attack
A Canadian flight attendant says she was beaten senseless while vacationing at a Mexican resort — a horrifying attack that required hours of facial reconstruction surgery, according to reports. Lexie York, 29, was assaulted inside her hotel room Nov. 10 on her first night at the Grand Bahia Principe resort in Tulum, the CBC reported....
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A royal photographer shared his favorite photos of the family from 2019
Chris Jackson/ Getty Images It's been a busy year for the royal family. While Kate Middleton and Prince William's son, Prince Louis, made his first appearance on the palace balcony, Prince Charles and Camilla were welcoming Donald and Melania Trump to the UK. One person there to witness it all was Getty's Royal Photographer Chris Jackson. Jackson, who has been photographing the family for 15 years, said the busy royal calender "keeps you on your toes." As we approach the end of 2019, Insider asked Jackson to round up his favorite photos of the royals so far this year. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Royal photographer Chris Jackson has witnessed every royal milestone you could possibly think of. With 15 years as a photographer for Getty under his belt, his achievements include photographing the weddings of both Kate Middleton and Prince William in 2011, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018.  With a hectic royal schedule to adhere to, life is far from quiet for Jackson.  Read more: Insiders reveal what it's really like to work for the royal family "The royal diary is dictated by centuries of tradition, which forms the framework for christenings, weddings, and unexpected events. It keeps you on your toes," Jackson recently told Insider. "The really lovely, nice thing about photographing the royals is that they are a small group of people. So you're always building up that knowledge and that relationship with them." This year alone, he has photographed Meghan Markle's royal red carpet debut at "The Lion King" premiere, Donald Trump's visit with the Queen and Prince Charles, and Prince Louis' first public appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony. We asked Jackson to choose his favorite photos of the royals from this year so far — and you might be surprised by his picks.This candid photo of Kate Middleton, Prince William, and their children at the annual Trooping the Colour parade is one of Jackson's favorites from this year. The event also marked Prince Louis' debut royal appearance. Chris Jackson/ Getty Images "Every Year the Queen's official birthday is a colourful and vibrant occasion with the best pomp and ceremony that the UK has to offer," Jackson told Insider. "It's also the one opportunity we get to see much of the royal family together in one place and capture some lovely candid images!" He added: "I loved this moment with the Cambridge family during the traditional fly-past as the jets whizz over Buckingham Palace balcony." This year's event was extra special for the family, as their youngest son, Prince Louis, made his debut public appearance on the palace balcony. Photos from the event, however, show the one-year-old looking rather unimpressed by his royal debut.    Donald and Melania Trump's photo op with Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall was a moment "for the history books," according to Jackson. Chris Jackson/ Getty Images The US President's visit to the UK earlier this summer came with its share of controversy for the royals after he spoke about Meghan Markle during an interview with British Tabloid The Sun. When informed by the interviewer that during his presidential campaign, Markle said she would "move to Canada" if he was elected, Trump responded: "I didn't know she was nasty."  But it seems the bad press didn't affect this visit, as Jackson told Insider it all seemed to go well. "People have all different political views, but I'm there to document the moments for the history books," said Jackson. "They were at the American ambassador's residence in London, and it looked like a relaxed and light-hearted evening." This photo of Kate Middleton was taken on the same day that she received a special honor from the Queen. Chris Jackson/ Getty Images Another candid photo chosen by Jackson is of Middleton's appearance at a children's photography workshop back in June. "The boy in that photo was very sweet, and it was great to see them interacting so passionately about photography," he said. "There was no better fit than the Duchess of Cambridge, who had just been made patron of the Royal Photographic Society that day.  "It's an incredible organization, and the Queen had been patron for 67 years before passing on the baton." The duchess has shown off her own photography skills in the past, as she has now made a tradition of sharing photos she has taken of her children for their birthdays. Most recently, she shared 3 adorable pictures of Prince George for his sixth birthday in July.  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:You can now book a flight on United's new 'Star Wars'-themed Boeing 737 plane — here's what it's like insideThe worst retail fails and controversies of 2019, so far15 of the most underrated travel destinations of the year, so far
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Former Mayor Of Baltimore Indicted In Alleged Children's Book Fraud Scheme
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Pence denies Sondland's claims that he knew of Ukraine dealings
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Fox News anchor Bret Baier says the latest impeachment witness testimony is 'very damaging' to the GOP
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland gave public testimony as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning.  In his testimony, he confirmed Trump's quid-pro-quo arrangement with the Ukrainian president and implicated several government officials in the arrangement, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and former national security adviser John Bolton. In a break in the hearing on Wednesday, Fox News anchor Bret Baier called Sondland's testimony and his 23-page opening statement "very damaging to some of the arguments the GOP has been making." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Fox News anchor Bret Baier said that US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland's testimony in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning was "very damaging" to the Republican Party's arguments. Sondland confirmed Trump's quid-pro-quo arrangement with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, and he implicated several other government officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and former national security adviser John Bolton.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 4-letter words'Gordon Sondland confirms quid pro and implicates Trump, Pompeo, and Bolton in Ukraine investigation in a blistering opening statement — read it hereSondland 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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How to get Disney Plus on your Apple TV, by subscribing to the streaming service and downloading the app
Shutterstock It's possible to get Disney Plus on your Apple TV, as long as it's a fourth generation Apple TV or later.  You'll need a Disney Plus subscription in order to use the app, which you can get on the Disney website for $6.99 per month, or start a seven-day free trial.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. From "The Mandalorian" to the original "Alice in Wonderland," Disney Plus has something for fans of all ages, and you can watch it on your Apple TV. To stream Disney Plus via Apple TV, however, your Apple TV device will need to be fourth generation or later. 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 unflag all of the emails on your iPhone's Mail app, and empty your 'Starred' folderThe AirPods Pro are the first noise-cancelling AirPods — here's how to control their noise-cancellation modesHow to change your background on a Windows 10 device using your settings or a shortcutSEE ALSO: The best 4K TVs you can buy SEE ALSO: The 12 best Christmas movies on Disney+ you can stream right now — from 'Miracle on 34th Street' to 'Home Alone'
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Oculus Link beta hands-on: How Quest might kill Rift S for wired PC VR
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How to Clean Your Ears If You're Not Supposed to Use Q-Tips
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Elon Musk tells employees smoking weed with Joe Rogan was 'not wise'
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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip celebrate 72 years of marriage today. Here's where the couple — and all the other most prominent royals — live.
Alamy/Business Insider Kensington Palace, next to London's Hyde Park, is currently home to a number of high-ranking royals. Prince William and Kate Middleton live there among a few other royal couples. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle lived in a cottage on the grounds but moved out in early 2019 before the birth of their first child, Archie. They moved to Frogmore Cottage, on the grounds of Windsor Castle. New neighbors are expected soon, as the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester are said to be vacating Apartment 1, where they've lived since 1972. The Queen and Prince Philip, who just celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary, live in Buckingham Palace, which is about two miles away from Kensington Palace. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moved out of Kensington Palace earlier this year to set up a new home for baby Archie at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor Castle. Now, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester are also leaving their Kensington Palace apartment, too. This means Prince William and Kate Middleton can expect new neighbors. Kensington Palace, a royal residence since the 1600s, is easily the most bustling of the royal family's many grand homes — but not every royal lives there.Kensington Palace is home to many members of the royal family. Getty Images Within its grounds are a host of separate properties, ranging from relatively humble cottages, to the grand 20-room apartment occupied by Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their young family. As well as royal living quarters, which tend to be modestly decorated, it is also home to lavish state rooms used for grand occasions, like this one: Getty Images One of Kensington Palace's many grand interior rooms, which are occasionally opened to the public, is pictured above. Harry and Meghan left Nottingham Cottage. BBC News Prince Harry and Meghan Markle lived in a two-bed cottage on the palace grounds before they got married on May 19, 2018, and came back two days after the ceremony to make it their marital home. The cottage, nicknamed "Nott Cott" and often described as "snug," was Harry's home since 2013. Meghan moved in just after their engagement was made public in November 2017. Harry proposed to Meghan when they were spending an evening together at Nottingham Cottage, surprising her while they were roasting a chicken. After announcing their engagement, they gave an interview from the cottage, sitting on its sofa, which is one of the only times the public has seen inside. They left Kensington Palace behind in early 2019 before they welcomed baby Archie. It's not known who (if anyone) has moved into Nott Cott since their departure. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The top 15 tax havens around the worldNYC's richest and most expensive ZIP code has an average income of $879,000 and a median sale price of $3.9 million. I spent an afternoon there — here's a closer look at the trendy area.Watch the disastrous interview Prince Andrew gave about his connection to Epstein and see why the British media is calling it 'car-crash' TVSEE ALSO: Princess Beatrice is engaged to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Here's everything we know about the property tycoon and single dad descended from Italian aristocracy. DON'T MISS: The Queen used to have a bar in Buckingham Palace but had to close it down after staff got too drunk
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Orthodox Jewish man stabbed walking to morning prayers in Rockland County
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Trump says U.S. is still talking to China on trade
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Does Vogue think ‘fart’ is a curse word?
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CBP: Teen arrested for trying to smuggle meth in toy car
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How to draw in Google Docs using the built-in 'Drawing' tool, to add customized drawings to your documents
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Tactically Naive: Euro 2020 qualifying is really upping the weirdness
Everything you need to know about this delightful mess of a tournament. Hello, and welcome back to Tactically Naive, SB Nation’s weekly soccer column. In this week’s slightly delayed edition, we look back at the grand sprawling mess of Euro 2020 qualifying, which came to an end — almost, sort of — this week. And after 18 months hard qualifying, it’s time to say goodbye to ... San Marino Well, not quite. But there are 24 teams going to Euro 2020: that’s going on half of Europe’s 55 footballing nations. 20 are through, with four spots left to fill. And UEFA have jazzed up the playoffs. Once upon a time, two teams would have played home and away for each place. Now, four teams will play for each spot: semi-finals, then a final. More football! Glorious football! So that’s 20 teams already qualified, and 16 more playing off for the last four places. Which means that after a couple years of qualifying, and a Nations League tournament as well, we’ve managed to eliminate ... yep, just 19 teams from contention. Have to imagine those 19 are feeling pretty silly right now. Of course, it’s kind of nice to keep so many teams involved for so long. And we certainly haven’t missed the friendlies. But it’s hard not to feel like UEFA saw people say, “Eh, this Europa League’s a bit weird, isn’t it?” and thought, “Weird? You wait. We’ll show you weird.” Groups! Get your groups! The weirdness doesn’t stop there. Because Euro 2020: Michel Platini’s Grand Tour will be held across most of Europe (and just a smidge of Eurasia), the draw for the groups is being finessed. If a host team qualifies, they get to play at home. Makes sense. Cuts down on air miles. They’ll know the good restaurants already. So we already know, for example, that Italy are in Group A, because three of Group A’s games take place at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. And we know that Germany are in Group F, to be held in part at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena. And Russia and Denmark both have to go into Group B, because that’s where Group B will happen. But wait! Ukraine can’t go into the same group as Russia, for reasons of ongoing geopolitical unpleasantness. So they have to go into Group C, leaving only Belgium able to occupy the top spot in Group B. In summary, before the draw has even taken place, Group B is three-quarters full: Belgium, Russia, Denmark. And just to lessen the tension even further, there are only two teams that can fit into the fourth spot: Due to the host requirements, Wales and Finland can only be drawn into Group A or B. France are guaranteed to draw one of Spain, Italy, England or Germany.Portugal have 80% chance of drawing one of Spain, Italy, England or Germany (Ukraine other poss).— Dale Johnson (@DaleJohnsonESPN) November 20, 2019 World Cup champions in danger?! France’s qualification was ... well, it was basically fine. They topped Group H by a clear six points and only lost once in ten games. Job done. But! When it comes to drawing the groups, the teams are allocated into pots according to their qualifying performances, and France ended up performing comparatively worse than six other teams, most notably and surprisingly Ukraine. That puts them in pot 2, which creates the situation in the tweet above when combined with the requirement that hosts play at home. So that’s one of Spain, Italy, England, or Germany, all set to have their house party ruined by the arrival of the World Cup champions. There’s also the possibility, albeit remote, that Portugal end up in the same group as France and Another Big Team. Cross your lucky rabbit fingers, and we might just get a Group of Death worthy of the name. Finland, Finland, Finland We don’t have the final list of qualifiers yet, so there’s every chance this could change, but as it stands Finland are the only team that will be making their European Championships debut in Russia, or Denmark, or wherever the hell they end up. This came as a shock to Tactically Naive. First, we were surprised that Jari Litmanen had never masterminded something beautiful to get Finland to a major tournament; and then we were outraged that Jari Litmanen had never graced a major tournament. Come on, football. Do better. But who needs Litmanen, when you’ve got Teemu Pukki and Tim Sparv? Where Iceland went four years ago, Finland go this time around, and the whole world will be waiting to see if they can deliver the same glorious outcome: making England look ridiculous in front of the whole continent. One day, when things settle down, I’ll try and describe what it means to us. Today though, I just wanna say thanks. Thank you for being there during the hard times. Thank you for believing. Thank you for helping us make history. We’ll be forever grateful. ( :Jussi Eskola SPL)— Tim Sparv (@TimSparv) November 17, 2019 Cymru am byth Let’s check in with Gareth Bale, who is still — despite Real Madrid’s best efforts over the summer — being paid sackloads of cash on a weekly basis. The extent to which Bale no longer gives a single solitary shit really is very enjoyable.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) November 20, 2019 Back to Spurs in January, then. The Red Misery There can’t be many managers who have capped off a successful, unbeaten qualifying campaign with a 5-0 win, then immediately left the stadium in a flood of tears and lost their job shortly afterwards. So pour one out for Robert Moreno — the former assistant manager to Luis Enrique at Roma, Celta, Barcelona, and then Spain — who took over as the Spanish national team coach in March after Enrique stepped down to spend time with his sick daughter. Nine games, seven wins, 29 goals and one “permanent” contract later, he’s been sacked. Enrique is coming back. We’re guessing Moreno won’t be alongside him. This should have been a heartwarming story: one friend keeps the ship steady for another, who then returns from personal tragedy to lead his country again. Instead, per Sid Lowe, it seems Moreno was given assurances that were then undermined behind his back. And so, tears. It wasn’t so two years ago, when Julen Lopetegui was sacked two days before the World Cup started for his heavy flirting with Real Madrid. Since then, Spain have been coached by Fernando Hierro, Enrique, Moreno, and now Enrique again. Given that Spain might be the most extravagantly talented footballing nation in the world, it’s a good job that they are constantly wracked with chaos. Otherwise nobody else would stand a chance. To absent hosts For the first time in Euros history, the hosts will be missing the tournament. Well, at least two of the 12 (twelve!) hosts: Azerbaijan are out, and two from Hungary, Romania, and Scotland will end up in the same playoff group. The general consensus is that home advantage is helpful in football, and that this is exacerbated in tournaments. It seems that a national party can enhance a team’s performances far beyond expectations. Think of Russia storming through their World Cup to everybody’s great surprise, including possibly their own. So will all these home teams have a kind of double advantage? And will this skew the tournament against the other 12 teams that are playing but not hosting? England will play three games at Wembley, a stadium in which they last lost in 2016, in front of what we can assume will be a predominantly England-supporting crowd. It might make an English group stage actually fun. But alternatively, perhaps the disparate nature of the tournament will work against the usual tournament bounce. It’s hard to roar “It’s our time!” when you need a footnote. It’s coming home, Wembley will sing, and maybe it is. But it’s going to Rome, and Budapest, and Munich, and doing a whole mess of interrailing first.
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Iconic 'Friends' props and costumes are going up for auction, from the Holiday Armadillo suit to the Central Perk couch
Warner Bros. "Friends" fans will be able to get their hands on the show's iconic memorabilia as Warner Brothers is selling 80 of its props for charity. Highlights of the collection include reproductions of the classic Central Perk couch and Monica's peephole door frame, to original outfits worn by the stars themselves. Fans and collectors will be able to bid online on The Prop Store for Giving Tuesday on December 3. All funds raised will go directly to "The Trevor Project," the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ young people.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Fans who want to live out their "Friends" fantasies will soon be able to get their hands on some of the show's most iconic memorabilia as Warner Bros. Television is auctioning off props for charity. Over 80 items will be available for online biding ranging from reproductions of the classic Central Perk couch and Monica's peephole door frame to original outfits worn by the stars themselves.  Even those who simply sign up for the auction are eligible to win a production script from "Friends." The hit show, which is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, will be selling off the collection via The Prop Store for Giving Tuesday on December 3. All proceeds will go directly to "The Trevor Project," the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people.  "Prop Store is thrilled to be working with Warner Bros. to auction some incredible material from all 10 seasons of 'Friends.' The series gave us so many laughs during its original run and continues to entertain and inspire fans around the world," Brandon Alinger, COO of Prop Store said in a statement.  Those in Boston will also be able to view the items at the "Friends" pop-up on November 21.  See some of the coveted pieces up for auction below.Central Perk Couch Warner Brothers Televisioon and Prop Store The iconic couch where the gang sipped on coffee and gossiped is estimated to sell for $6,000-8,000. Hugsy Warner Bros. Television and Prop Store Fans can cuddle up next to Joey's stuffed bedtime penguin for an estimated $1,000-1,500. Holiday Armadillo Warner Bros. Television and Prop Store This reproduction costume of what Ross wore to introduce his son Ben to Hanukkah is estimated to sell for $10,000-15,000. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The Queen's diamonds are cleaned with gin to give them 'extra sparkle,' according to Her Majesty's senior dressmakerHere's the complete list of the 2019 American Music Awards nomineesPrince Andrew tried to discredit the Jeffrey Epstein victim who says she had sex with the Duke of York when she was 17. His alibis don't add up.
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‘RHOC’ Gina Kirschenheiter thinks Kelly Dodd invented ‘benching’
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Billie Eilish breaks Grammy record by becoming the youngest artist to be nominated in all of the show's top categories
Gary Miller/Getty Images Billie Eilish made Grammy Awards history when nominations for the 2020 awards show were announced on Wednesday morning.  The "Bad Guy" singer was nominated in six categories, including the big four: album of the year, song of the year, record of the year, and best new artist. She also picked up nominations for best solo performance and best pop vocal album.  At just 17 years old, Eilish became the youngest artist ever to receive nominations in all four of the major Grammys categories.  She also helped make Grammys history alongside Lizzo, who was also nominated in the top four categories, marking the first time that two artists were nominated for all of the general field awards in the same year.  If Eilish wins album of the year at the 2020 Grammys, she will become the youngest artist to do so. The record is currently held by Taylor Swift, who was 20 years old when she won the award for her 2008 album "Fearless." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Billie Eilish made history on Wednesday morning when the nominations for the 2020 Grammy Awards were announced. The "Ocean Eyes" singer was nominated in six categories, including the four general field ones: album of the year, record of the year, song of the year, and best new artist.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:Here are all of the Grammy Awards 2020 nomineesWatch Dwayne Johnson sing a 'Moana' track in a video message to a 3-year-old boy 'in the fight of his life'Chrissy Teigen has a message for people who don't like John Legend's 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' remake: 'Get over it'
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6 of Sondland's most important lines during impeachment testimon
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55 hilarious White Elephant gifts under $50 that are guaranteed to get a good laugh
Uncommon Goods Unlike almost every other gifting occasion, White Elephant, Yankee Swap, and/or Nasty Christmas exchanges reward originality, humor, and risk-taking above all else.  Since you don't have hours to dive deep into the riches of the internet, I've collected 55 great White Elephant gifts under $50 for you. Check out all of our 2019 holiday gift ideas here. When it comes to gift-swapping games like White Elephant, Yankee Swap, or Nasty Christmas, the master gifters must first forget everything they know about holiday gifting. Gone are the gifts of cashmere scarves, Belgian chocolates, and those porcelain baby angel figurines Aunt Sharon collects. In their place, Ron Swanson's Pyramid of Greatness, cookbooks punctuated by expletives, life-size cardboard cut-outs of your face, T-shirts with record players engulfed in flame thanks to the devil's music, and door stoppers with "HODOR" emblazoned upon them.  Gift swaps reward the niche, novel, and irreverent, with bonus points going to those who can check the boxes of funny and useful. So, below, we rounded up 55 gifts that are perfectly primed for this occasion, and, admittedly, perhaps no other. The top 5 best gifts for White Elephant: A Tile Mate with Replaceable Battery A Custom Prayer Candle Booze & Vinyl: A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks Beer and Food Pairing Guide Towel The Exploding Kittens Card Game Check out all 55 gifts for White Elephant below: A parody cookbook Amazon Fifty Shades of Chicken: A Parody in a Cookbook, available on Amazon, $11.99 Useful, funny, unexpected, and — dare we say it — provocative ... this spoof cookbook is one of the best conversation starters and White Elephant gifts under $15 you're likely to find.  A funny meme-inspired card game for adults Uncommon Goods What Do You Meme Game, available on Uncommon Goods, $30 What Do You Meme is the second wave of whatever Cards Against Humanity was — and it's really fun.  A 2020 calendar celebrating only the cringe-worthy awkwardness of timeless family photos Amazon Awkward Family Photos 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar, available on Amazon, $12.56 Matching outfits, terrible stage direction, and a collection of 365 photos that will make you recoil in either recognition or secondhand embarrassment. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Black Friday is coming up next week — here's when the biggest Black Friday sales start and end in 2019The best vacuum blenders28 affordable tech gifts anyone will be happy to receive — all under $25
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Watch live: Pompeo speaks after he's implicated in quid pro quo
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Fake doctors, pilfered medical records drive Sackler family company’s Oxy sales in China
An investigation has revealed that representatives from the Sacklers’ Chinese affiliate tell doctors that time-release painkillers like OxyContin are less addictive than other opioids—the same pitch that the US company owned by the family admitted was false in court.
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11 levels of origami: easy to complex
Robert J. Lang, an origami artist, shows how to fold a cicada 11 different ways, from easy to complex. The final one is basically sculpting the paper with many folds into something that looks very much like a real cicada. Read the rest
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14 pieces of junk you probably accumulated over the last decade
Getty/Rachel Murray It's natural to find yourself owning a lot of junk, especially over the course of a decade that has seen huge developments in technology like the 2010s. In the last 10 years, many people needlessly purchased items engraved with "YOLO", fanny packs, and solar eclipse glasses. Rummaging through your junk drawer at home, you might find that you own outdated phones, a fidget spinner, and maybe even a "Harry Potter" wand. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. You probably have something with YOLO written on it. Daniel Goodman / Business Insider After Drake included the phrase in his song "The Motto" in 2011, YOLO became part of the public zeitgeist, cropping up on social media, in vernacular, and on products. It might not be on a hat, but you probably own something with YOLO engraved on it. I know I have at least three dead pairs of headphones in my house. Paul Bradbury/Getty Images Headphones have evolved throughout the decade. Earbuds were all the rage at the beginning of the decade, then Beats made large headphones popular again, and now AirPods are bringing consumers back to smaller listening devices. Throughout all those changes, you likely collected a number of now useless headphones. We all needed special glasses to check out 2017's total solar eclipse. Sean Gallup/Getty Images Anyone who wanted to look at 2017's solar eclipse had to don special glasses to protect their eyes. A solar eclipse won't be visible again in North America until 2024, so the glasses aren't really useful anymore. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:14 things everyone had in their homes in the 2010sTHEN AND NOW: 8 tourist attractions that became popular in the 2010s13 of the best and 13 of the worst movies of the decade, according to audiences
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Nigerian criminal made $1 million from prison in international scam
A Nigerian inmate masterminded an international scam behind the bars of a maximum-security prison — raking in $1 million while in custody, according to a new report. Hope Olusegun Aroke was convicted of fraud four years ago and serving a 24-year-sentence at a facility in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic and financial crime commission told CNN. His...
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How to watch tonight’s 2020 Democratic debate
Photo by Saul Loeb / AFP via Getty Images There is yet another 2020 Democratic presidential debate tonight, and the pool of candidates that will be onstage has shrunk down to just 10 participants. This fifth debate will be hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. How do I watch? There are a number of ways you’ll be able to watch the debate tonight. You’ll be able to stream it for free on and; it will be featured on both homepages. You’ll also be able to find it on the NBC News and Washington Post apps. It will air exclusively on MSNBC, too, if you’re hoping to watch it on cable. When does it start? The debate will take place on November 20th starting at 9 p.m. ET and last for two hours. The candidates O... Continue reading…
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Mets discussing radio return with Wayne Randazzo
Mets radio play-by-player Wayne Randazzo and WCBS radio are in negotiations on a new deal, Randazzo confirmed. Last season, Randazzo replaced Josh Lewin in the booth, joining Howie Rose. CBS and the Mets gave Randazzo just a one-year deal, but all are happy and, if all goes well, he should be back. Rose has served...
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Public Official Indicted Over Alleged Self-Evidently Corrupt Dealmaking
In Baltimore, they say it's a federal crime for a chief executive to steer spending to their private business
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A Mississippi district attorney kept turning away black jurors for trials, lawsuit says
A Mississippi prosecutor excluded many black jurors from trials for more than 25 years, a lawsuit alleges.
Dominic Thiem and fellow tennis star Kristina Mladenovic split
It’s over for Austrian tennis star Dominic Thiem and French sensation Kristina Mladenovic. The couple, who were first linked in 2017, appear to have parted ways, based on curious comments made by Thiem’s father, Wolfgang, about his son’s relationship. “They do not spend too much time together – even if there are combined tournaments that...
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Exclusive: ECB flags failings in dirty-money screening at Malta's top bank
Malta's biggest bank failed for years to detect or address risks involving thousands of payments, the European Central Bank (ECB) said, detailing "severe shortcomings" that could have allowed money laundering or other criminal activities.
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It takes 23 months for Latinas to earn what white men make in 12
Equal pay advocates say the Paycheck Fairness Act before Congress could help eliminate the disparity
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Alan Wallwork obituary
Innovative potter, tile creator and sculptor who took his inspiration from the natural worldAlan Wallwork, who has died aged 88, was one of Britain’s most distinctive potters, known for sculptural work that was important in the story of studio ceramics, but who should also be judged in the context of the broader artistic developments in the country in the 1950s and 60s.For Alan, clay was the ideal expressive medium for organic and preternatural objects that explored forms in nature and the landscape, such as gourds, seeds and fossils, as well as archaic and totemic shapes from early human history. Continue reading...
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Gruyère cheese outsells Mozzarella and Emmentaler in Switzerland — here's why
When you think of Swiss cheese, you think of holes. But Gruyère, which has a smooth texture, is the most produced and most consumed cheese within Switzerland. Gruyère cheese is a component of a classic Swiss fondue, along with European dishes like quiche and Croque monsieur. We visited the Maison du Gruyère to find out how this popular cheese is made.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The town of Gruyères is in the French-speaking region of Fribourg, east of Geneva. Fribourg is one of five areas, including Bern, Jura, Vaud, and Neuchâtel, that make up the Gruyère AOP production zone. Gruyère has a long heritage. Records of cheesemaking go back to the 12th century in this region.  Today, 30,000 tons of Gruyere are produced here each year. The Maison du Gruyère is responsible for 520 tons of that. In 2018, over 15,000 tons of Gruyère were sold in Switzerland, making it the most consumed cheese in the country, ahead of mozzarella and Emmentaler. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:40 LA restaurants you need to try before you diePeople pay $500 for these custom cannabis-infused meals'Cake Boss' made Carlo's Bakery famous, but the New Jersey bakery was a staple for Italian pastries 100 years before the show aired — here's why
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The Irishman Is No Marvel Film
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Game Developer’s Conference 2019 will include a funding summit
Organizers for the yearly Game Developer's conference announced today that next year's show will include a Game Funding & Investment Summit.
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Microsoft for Startups and Nvidia’s Inception team up to accelerate AI startups
Microsoft for Startups and Nvidia's Inception program are teaming up to give AI startups GPU help, cloud credits, and a chance to sell alongside Microsoft.
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Seriously launches Best Fiends Stars match-3 puzzle game
In its first big move since being acquired by Playtika, Seriously said today it is launching Best Fiends Stars, a spinoff from its Best Fiends game with casual match-3 gameplay.
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Prince Andrew criticized for how he addressed Jeffrey Epstein ties in BBC interview
In this week's edition of The Royals Report, Prince Andrew is under pressure after an interview with BBC News in which the prince addressed sexual allegations against him from one of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers. Virginia Giuffre said she had sex with the prince when she was 17 and that it happened while she was being trafficked by Epstein. Andrew denies Giuffre's allegations. BBC Royal Correspondent Jonny Dymond joined "CBSN AM" from Buckingham Palace to talk about the fallout from the interview.
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How to Keep a Whole Turkey Submerged in a Sous-Vide Bath
A specter is haunting Thanksgiving—the specter of dry turkey. One of the easiest ways to prevent this horror is to cook the big-ass bird sous-vide but, thanks to a large hole where its insides used to be, keeping a whole turkey submerged is usually quite the challenge. To overcome the buoyancy, you could chop the…Read more...
An Origami Artist Shows How to Fold Ultra-Realistic Creatures
Robert Lang ditched a career as a physicist to pursue origami full time. In WIRED's latest video, he reveals the tricks to folding complex shapes.
Steam is holding a sale to celebrate the launch of Remote Play Together
After a brisk, one-month beta, Valve's new Remote Play Together feature is now available to all Steam users. As the name suggests, it allows you and up to three other friends to play split-screen games with one another over the internet. It emulates...
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'Gylt' hands-on: Stadia's first exclusive game is simply spooky
The developers at Tequila Works get bored easily. At least, that's how it seems after scrolling through a list of games the independent Spanish studio has released since 2012. It starts with Deadlight, a dark, side-scrolling action title set in a lon...
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