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Pete Davidson and Kaia Gerber spotted kissing at concert
"They were very touchy and seemed very happy," a source told Page Six.
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Now 50% off, this Bluetooth turntable lets you jam out retro-style
When it comes to music consumption, vinyl records have finally turned the tables on CDs. As a matter of fact, record sales are on track to surpass CD sales for the first time since 1986. It’s not hard to see why, either. Vinyl just sounds better; it’s crisp, warm, nostalgic and immersive. But, of course,...
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Vizio is updating SmartCast TVs to stream Disney+ via Chromecast
Vizio is promising Android users that they'll be able to beam Disney+ to their SmartCast TVs by the end of the year. Currently, iOS users can cast the Disney+ app to the TV using AirPlay 2. But Android users were left in the dark. Now, Vizio says it...
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How to make a pie chart from your spreadsheet data in Microsoft Excel in 5 easy steps
Shutterstock You can easily make a pie chart in Excel, which is a great way to make numeric data appreciable at a glance, without the need for a deep dive into facts and figures. Excel can use the information already entered into a series of cells aligned in either a row or column of a spreadsheet to make a pie chart. Pie charts can be moved around within the Excel sheet and can also be dragged into other programs, such as Word or PowerPoint to dress up reports, presentations, and papers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One option for sharing reports with your team is to simply rattle off numbers. Think something like this: "We allocated 10% of operating budget to maintenance, 15% to hardware upgrades, 18% to renegotiated insurance and…" so on. You've already lost their attention. Numbers aren't that interesting when spoken about. But when your team can see the data laid out in a visual format, suddenly it all makes sense. Pie charts are a great way to present numerical data because they make comparing the magnitude of various numbers quick and easy, while also making the larger data set appreciable at a glance.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Inside the US government's top-secret bioweapons labSee Also:How to turn off notifications on Windows 10 for individual programs, or all at onceHow to change the Notes settings on your iPhone to customize how notes are started, saved, and displayed'Can you get Microsoft Word on an iPad?': Yes, you can — here's how to download and set it upSEE ALSO: The best all-in-one PCs you can buy
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The 20 US colleges with the best return on your investment 40 years after you've enrolled
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce published a study titled "A First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 colleges." It ranks universities by their return on investment (ROI) for students 10, 15, 20, 30, and 40 years after enrollment. Forty years after enrollment, the top 20 schools with the highest ROI include four maritime or Marine institutions and two Ivy League schools. The top three spots are claimed by pharmacy colleges. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A degree from a small New York pharmacy college is more likely to give you a better bang for your buck than a pricey Ivy League school, according to a new report. The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) published a study titled "A First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 colleges" on Thursday that lists US colleges by their return-on-investment measures (ROI) in 10, 15, 20, 30, and 40 years after enrollment. The ROI measure of the study is called "net present value" (NPV), which Georgetown University CEW defines as "how much a sum of money in the future is valued today." NPV includes measures such as costs, future earnings, and "length of time it would take to invest and earn a certain amount of money over a fixed horizon." Georgetown University CEW found that after 40 years, private colleges had a higher average ROI for bachelor's degrees than public colleges. It also found that certificate programs and community colleges had the highest ROI rankings at the 10-year post-enrollment milestone, but they were surpassed by bachelor's degrees in the long term. Of the top 20 universities, four were either maritime or Marine institutions, and two were Ivy League schools. The top three schools with the highest NPV after 40 years were all pharmacy colleges: MCPHS University, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. On Business Insider's list, we also provide two additional measures for each university from the Department of Education's College Scorecard: six-year graduation rate for first-time bachelor's students (based on data from the 2017-2018 academic year) and median student loan principal at the start of repayment (based on data from the 2016-2017 academic year).20. Bentley University Elise Amendola/AP Images Location: Waltham, Massachusetts Graduation rate: 91% Median debt: $25,000 10-year NPV: $158,000 40-year NPV: $1,786,000   19. Colorado School of Mines Brennan Linsley/AP Images Location: Golden, Colorado Graduation rate: 78% Median debt: $21,915 10-year NPV: $203,000 40-year NPV: $1,794,000 18. California Institute of Technology Damian Dovarganes/AP Images Location: Pasadena, California Graduation rate: 89% Median debt: $11,500 10-year NPV: $200,000 40-year NPV: $1,810,000 See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Successful founders match their funding to their revenue. Here are 12 options to consider, from early days to venture.The most successful kids have parents who do these 9 things, according to scienceTwo students were killed in a school shooting in Los Angeles on Thursday — here are 5 countries that have taken radical steps to eliminate firearm deaths
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Twitter's political ad ban could catch some brands in crossfire
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Media Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. To check to see if you already have access to Business Insider Intelligence through your company, click here. On Friday, Twitter detailed the first iteration of its updated political advertising policies following CEO Jack Dorsey's announcement the platform would be banning such content from the platform per TechCrunch. For context, while Twitter will no longer allow paid promotion on certain types of political ads — like those submitted by politicians — it will still allow paid promotion for certain issue advertisements, although with limited targeting options. Political candidates can still post ad-like content on the platform, they just can't pay to place it in front of more people than it would find organically.  For Twitter, reducing the reach of political and issue advertisements serves to distance them from accusations that they profit from controversial political posts and exchanges. But whether removing promotional options for political figures actually impacts user experience on the platform is less certain. Politicians and political groups will still be able to post misleading or harmful material on the site via normal tweets, which can reach people organically and still create a risk for the company's public perception as a result. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The UK Labour Party plans to nationalize British TelecomAllianz is partnering with Microsoft to drive insurance industry innovationFacebook has released Instagram content moderation data for the first time
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Meghan Markle addresses tabloid rumors in court documents
The papers were filed on Nov. 11 by the Duchess of Sussex's legal team in her case against Associated Newspapers.
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Day 3, Part 4: Alexander Vindman's opening statement
Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who is an expert on Ukraine on the National Security Council, said in his opening statement Tuesday in the third day of public impeachment hearings he found the July 25 call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky "improper." Watch his opening statement.
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First-ever map of Saturn’s moon makes it a strong candidate for alien life
WASHINGTON – Scientists on Monday unveiled the first global geological map of Saturn’s moon Titan including vast plains and dunes of frozen organic material and lakes of liquid methane, illuminating an exotic world considered a strong candidate in the search for life beyond Earth. The map was based on radar, infrared and other data collected...
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Macy's tells customers their payment information may have been stolen by hackers
Scott Olson / Getty Images Macy's website recently suffered a data breach. An investigation on October 15 found that was linked to a website that stole customer payment data on the "Checkout" and "My Wallet" pages, the company wrote in a notice mailed to customers on Thursday. "We are aware of a data security incident involving a small number of our customers on," a representative from Macy's said in a statement. "We have investigated the matter thoroughly, addressed the cause and have implemented additional security measures as a precaution." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Some Macy's customer payment data was stolen when its website was hacked last month, the company wrote in a notice. In a letter sent to customers on Thursday, Macy's informed shoppers about the breach, which the company believes occurred when a third party attached malicious computer code to via the "Checkout" and "My Wallet" pages. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: At its peak, Forever 21 made $4.4 billion in revenue. Here's what led to the brand's downfall and bankruptcy.See Also:Alibaba leaders deny 'sensational' claims made in viral Weibo post that said the Chinese e-commerce giant misreported its Singles Day salesChick-fil-A is ending donations criticized by LGBTQ activists after years of backlashBlack Friday is dying, and the rise of Cyber Monday may be to blameSEE ALSO: Macy's is opening its doors to Black Friday shoppers on Thanksgiving
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Biofourmis teams up with Novartis to commercialize a digital therapeutics platform for heart failure patients
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Health Pro subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. Boston-based digital therapeutics (DTx) provider Biofourmis on Monday revealed that it both struck a deal with pharma giant Novartis to commercialize a DTx for monitoring heart failure patients and acquired wearable biosensor maker Biovotion, according to MedCity News. Novartis and Biofourmis seek to pinpoint early signs of heart failure exacerbations and steer treatments leveraging Biovotion wearables. Previously, Biofourmis was device agnostic, incorporating a variety of wearable tech into its digital therapies — but the buy will afford Biofourmis access to a bevy of new data via Biovotion's armband, dubbed Everion, which can power its predictive analytics platform. The wealth of data the Biofourmis product can collect could fuel more personalized treatments and clamp down on skyrocketing costs for heart failure patients. Patients taking Novartis' heart failure drug Entresto will strap on the Everion wearable and use Biofourmis' AI-powered heart failure platform to monitor their symptoms and manage their meds.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Samsung's plan to outsource more smartphones is a play to drive value to its Galaxy A seriesA genetic testing firm launched an atrial fibrillation research app on Apple devicesOmada Health secured a major coverage agreement and investment from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Business Insider claims a 'racist' flight attendant called the police on him after he missed an announcement to put his laptop away
Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images Rapper and producer is saying a "racist" Qantas Airlines flight attendant called the police on him during a flight from Brisbane to Sydney. According to the musician, who shared the incident on Twitter, he "experienced the worst service due to an overly aggressive flight attendant," who called authorities after didn't hear an announcement to put his laptop away.  "I don't want to believe she racist. But she has clearly aimed all her frustrations only at the people of color."  The rapper said that other passengers came to his defense, and he wasn't charged or detained upon landing.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. has claimed a "racist" flight attendant called the police on him after he didn't hear an announcement to put his laptop away before take-off.  The rapper and producer tweeted to his followers about the incident, which he said began when he missed the flight announcement due to his noise-canceling headphones.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Behind the scenes with Shepard Smith — the Fox News star who just announced his resignation from the networkSee Also:James Van Der Beek revealed that his wife had a miscarriageJennifer Lopez says she was unfairly labeled as a 'diva' because 'I was Latin, and I was a woman'Billie Eilish posted an adorable video of kids climbing all over her ahead of the release of her children's clothing line
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The Senate is poised to join the House in probing whistleblower alleging interference in Trump IRS audit, reports say
Getty Images Staffers for the Senate Finance Committee interviewed an IRS whistleblower who made allegations about Trump administration officials. The whistleblower described attempts by a political appointee at the Treasury Department to interfere with an IRS tax audit of President Donald Trump, according to media reports.  According to The Washington Post, the individual was interviewed by staff members for finance committee chairman Chuck Grassley, and ranking Democrat Ron Wyden.  Separately, the House Ways and Means Committee is seeking to depose the whistleblower, CNN reported. Trump has long sought to shield his tax records from public view, fuelling speculation about the information they may contain.  Experts have told Business Insider previously that the complaint would strengthen attempts by congressional Democrats to obtain the records.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Senate officials have interviewed a whistleblower who claims that staffers at the Treasury Department attempted to interfere with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audit into President Donald Trump's taxes, The New York Times reported. The individual — an IRS official — was asked about their complaint by staff members of Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Ron Wyden, the chairman and ranking Democrat of the Senate Finance Committee, according to a similar report from The Washington Post.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:Ambassador Sondland said Trump doesn't 'give a s---' about Ukraine except when it benefits him personally, official testifiesTrump will 'strongly consider' giving written testimony to the impeachment inquiry, following damaging evidence against himThe Republican defeat in Louisiana shows Trump is 'human repellent spray' for suburban voters, and it could spell big trouble for his reelection chances
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Video shows dramatic rescue of girl kidnapped in Texas
We're learning about the dramatic rescue of an 8-year-old girl in Texas after a harrowing kidnapping on the street in Fort Worth in May. Newly released video shows heavily armed officers using a battering ram to force their way through a hotel room door. They pulled 51-year-old Michael Webb out of the room. Inside, the officers found the girl hidden in a laundry basket.
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The Spinciti Amsterdam is a stylish e-bike that won’t break the bank
It’s hard to stand out in an increasingly crowded e-bike market, so it seems every other company has a gimmick or two to try and catch your eye. But most buyers just want a bike that performs well, looks nice, and comes in at a reasonable price. The Spinciti Amsterdam, launching for pre-order on Indiegogo today, might just be the ticket. I had the chance to try a couple of variants of the Amsterdam in New York City. While these were prototypes, they should be fairly representative of the bikes that will hit the market — and there’s a fair… This story continues at The Next Web
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Judge denies Trump's request to dismiss Summer Zervos defamation case
A Manhattan judge has again denied President Donald Trump's request to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos against him, clearing the way for the President to be deposed by January 31. - RSS Channel
You can buy a new collection of 'Harry Potter' ornaments inspired by your favorite characters
Amazon Hallmark created a line of "Harry Potter"-themed ornaments inspired by your favorite characters.  You can order everything from a Harry Potter ornament to Hedwig.  The ornaments are currently available on Amazon.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Christmas trees are magical things, but if you want to bring even more enchantment to your tree, look no further than these Hallmark Harry Potter Christmas ornaments. Whether your tree is a hand-cut pine or a trendy artificial black tree, you can make your tree as gorgeous as Hogwarts at Christmastime with these wizard ornaments.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 9 items to avoid buying at CostcoSee Also:You can now spend the night in a grain silo that has been turned into a charming cottageNike is selling festive metallic silver-and-gold sneakers covered in starsA Nutella-themed hotel is opening in California for a limited time, and it features breakfast prepared by celebrity chefs
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Michel Platini Says Juventus Should Move for PSG's Kylian Mbappe
Former UEFA President Michel Platini hopes his former side Juventus make a move for Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe. The Frenchman, who played for the Italian side from 1982 to 1987, is an admirer of his compatriot...
Hundreds of protesters leave Hong Kong university, many remain
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that about 100 protesters remained inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus that has been sealed off by police.
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Scott Stringer’s brother arrested for punching man at sushi restaurant
The brother of city Comptroller Scott Stringer was busted for allegedly punching a patron at an Upper East Side sushi restaurant last week, according to police and sources. The brawl broke out at Sushi Gama around 8:45 p.m. Friday, with David Stringer, 57, allegedly slugging the 33-year-old victim in the face, police and sources said....
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Leaked report exposes what could be NHS's worst ever maternity scandal
Babies and mothers died amid major failings at Shrewsbury and Telford hospital trustBabies and mothers died amid major failings at a hospital trust in what is likely to be the NHS’s worst ever maternity scandal.A leaked report shows that a “toxic” culture stretching back 40 years was in place when babies and mothers suffered avoidable death. Continue reading...
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Saudi journalists, who say they were outed as gay, held in Australian asylum center
The two men say authorities outed them in retaliation for contacts one of them had with foreign media. Homosexuality is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia.
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Climate Change Is Even Ruining Pokemon Now
It’s not enough for humans to screw up our planet. Apparently, we’ve screwed up Earth in the Pokemon universe as well.Read more...
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LA Philharmonic/Dudamel/Wang review – crisp and vivid detail
Barbican, LondonYuja Wang brought her virtuosity to Adams’s diabolical piano concerto, and a thunderous Rite of Spring showed the west coast orchestra at its bestGustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic are including two substantial scores new to London in their three-concert residency at the Barbican. Their final programme will preface Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony with Andrew Norman’s Sustain, while the centrepiece of their opening concert was John Adams’s latest piano concerto, Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?Adams wrote the single-movement work for Yuja Wang, who was the dashing soloist here, too, her faultless fingers dealing effortlessly with a solo part that hardly gives her a moment’s rest. As the title suggests, it’s a Totentanz of sorts, though that diabolical element seems to get more diluted as the work goes on. The opening section is driven along effectively enough on an uneasy, asymmetrical division of its 9/8 metre, with the orchestra providing punctuation and the occasional snarling aside, but the central slow section quickly melts into directionless lyrical tracery, and even the easy-going finale only remembers that initial vehemence in the rather perfunctory closing pages. Continue reading...
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Lamar Jackson’s rise to MVP candidate a great story for early backers
LAS VEGAS — Rewind to the summer, when Lamar Jackson was overlooked and the Ravens were underrated. In NFL betting markets, winning the popularity contest with the public is seldom a positive sign. Futures wagering in the AFC North was mostly about the Browns and Steelers. Cleveland was the trendy public pick to win the...
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The Wales striker with more criminal convictions than caps
Harry Trainer was a ‘crack centre-forward’ with a big future but he could not resist stealing jewellery, cockerels and hensBy Paul Brown for The Blizzard, of the Guardian Sport NetworkPolice Constable James Owen was on night patrol when he discovered the robbery. It was 1.30am on Sunday morning, 11 November 1900, and the gas-lit streets of Wrexham were empty. PC Owen, in his regulation cape and helmet, was a young recruit who had recently been commended for his brave attempt to rescue a family from a fatal fire.As he turned into Queen Street, Owen noticed the shutters of Williams’ Jeweller’s shop had been removed. One shutter was hanging from its hinges and the other was lying on the pavement. The shop’s plate-glass window had been smashed with a rock. Several yards away, under the flickering street lamps, a man was hurrying away. When Owen called out, the man began to run. Owen set off in pursuit. Continue reading...
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Is there prejudice against women in leadership?
Michelle Harrison, the CEO of Kantar Group data and consulting firm, joins CBSN to explain the "Reykjavik Index," which measures the level of comfort people in wealthy nations have with women in positions of power. The survey is associated with the Women Political Leaders Global Forum taking place in Iceland.
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Samsung's plan to outsource more smartphones is a play to drive value to its Galaxy A series
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Connectivity & Tech subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. Samsung plans to contract out the manufacturing of about 20% of its smartphone production to Chinese original design manufacturers (ODMs) such as Wingtech, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Samsung is reportedly targeting ODMs to help design and produce models within the low- to mid-tier Galaxy A series. The smartphones would mostly be shipped to Southeast Asia and South America, according to one Reuters source. This would represent a departure from the status quo for Samsung in two significant ways: Samsung has historically manufactured and designed the bulk of its phones in-house, and it recently shifted its own production away from China and South Korea and toward Vietnam and India.  Though the move appears to be an aberration for Samsung, it will help drive value to its growing smartphone segment, the low- to midtier Galaxy A series. This smartphone lineup accounted for 56% of Samsung's smartphone sales in Q2 2019, helping the company buck six consecutive quarters of declines.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Facebook has released Instagram content moderation data for the first timeOmada Health secured a major coverage agreement and investment from Blue Cross Blue Shield of MinnesotaFraud is top of mind for consumers going into the holiday season
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Female CEOs? OK. Female presidents? Not so fast
In world's biggest economies, women are generally seen as fit to lead companies but not a government, a study of gender perceptions reveals
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MLB Free Agents 2019: Latest Rumors on Wheeler, Zimmerman and Realmuto
We're just a few weeks away from the start of MLB free agency, and the rumors are starting to fly fast and furious. Let's go around the league and examine some news and notes...
HackNotice Premium taps machine learning to tell you exactly what was exposed for $50 per year
HackNotice Premium can tag the specific personal identifier (email, credit card information, social media account, and so on) that was compromised.
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The Messy Legal Fight to Bring Celebrities Back From the Dead
A new movie is digitally resurrecting James Dean. And with image rights to old celebrities expiring, it's just the start. 
Your Next Career Connection Might Come From a Dating App
Linkedin and Bizzabo remain popular, but more job seekers are turning to other social-networking apps.
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You Can't Predict a President's Effect on the Stock Market
Candidates for president often announce radical plans for what they’ll do once they get to the White House—but it’s a long road to sweeping change. A new president doesn’t move in and immediately enact their new policies. Nor does Congress instantly convene and say “Yeah, that all sounds good, let’s do that,” before…Read more...
This Angry Birds 'Venting Machine' is made for you to attack
Rovio is aiming to do something a bit different for the tenth anniversary of Angry Birds on December 11th. What started out as an addictive mobile iPhone game has morphed into a multimedia giant, spanning two films, virtual reality and tons of me...
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The chaotic industry behind the insulin I need to live
The Verge In the winter of 2005, I was so severely underweight and starved of energy that I went to great lengths to provide my body with any source of sugar. That included chugging a brilliant cocktail of Skittles dissolved in warm water. My sisters thought it was gross. As I sipped my drink, we watched Law & Order: SVU on television, but my vision was so blurry that I could barely make out which characters were which. Their voices helped. Later that night, I was jerked awake in my bed by simultaneous charley horses in each of my legs. My calf muscles were so contracted that my feet flipped up towards my face, something you only see in exorcism scenes from horror films. And, just like in The Exorcist, I wet myself. This wasn’t the first time in... Continue reading…
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Fresh 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' images and details are here, finally
We're one month and one day removed from the arrival of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the final chapter in a nine-movie saga that began more than 40 years ago. Now, a fresh pile of details and photos brings revelations about the story and the characters populating it, compliments of an Entertainment Weekly cover story. There aren't any dramatic spoilers, but for those hoping to stay completely in the dark on the upcoming movie, this is your spoiler warning. The Rise of Skywalker picks up more than a year after the events of 2017's Star Wars: The Last Jedi. After years and years of struggle, the Resistance is officially on the ropes and the First Order is ascendant. The hunt for Luke Skywalker is over and the last remaining Jedi Master is dead. Read more...More about Star Wars, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker, Entertainment, Star Wars, and Movies Tv Shows
James Van Der Beek revealed that his wife had a miscarriage
Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic On Monday night's episode of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," competitor James Van Der Beek revealed that wife Kimberly Brook miscarried. The pair was expecting their sixth child, a son.   On Instagram, Brook said that she "almost lost my life" and may elaborate on her experience "at some point." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.   James Van Der Beek and his wife, Kimberly Brook, tragically lost their sixth child when Kimberly miscarried on November 17. He shared the news with fans on the November 18 episode of "Dancing With the Stars," and Kimberly took to Instagram afterward to share more harrowing details of the terribly sad ordeal. "We lost our baby boy — by the way — and I almost lost my life, which is not a story that has been told," Kimberly explained. "But at some point, I can dig into the details with you guys about what happened in the emergency room."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A 45-year-long study discovered trends in successful hyper-intelligent childrenSee claims a 'racist' flight attendant called the police on him after he missed an announcement to put his laptop awayThe wild story of how an actress woke up after surgery with a shocking musical talent, and went on to cowrite the best movie song of the yearNearly 75,000 people have signed a petition in support of Taylor Swift, demanding that she be allowed to perform her own songs
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Kevin Hart sets docuseries ‘Don’t F–k This Up’ at Netflix
Stand-up comedian and actor Kevin Hart is set to give a behind-the-scenes look at his life in the forthcoming six-part Netflix documentary series “Don’t F–k This Up.” The series will launch globally on Dec. 27. In the new docuseries, Hart will be an open book, giving unprecedented access to his life over the past year....
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Toilet Signs Give The Scoop On Pee And Poop
In honor of World Toilet Day, here is a sampling of toilet etiquette signage. It's hard to argue with advice like: "Please use a toilet finely."
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Chime is set to quadruple its revenue in 2019
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Banking subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. US neobank Chime is set to reach nearly $200 million in revenue in 2019 — four times higher than what it enjoyed in 2018 — according to a source familiar with the matter cited by Forbes. The neobank currently boasts 5 million accounts held by around 3.3 million customers, based on an estimated 1.5 accounts per customer on average, and is the second most popular digital-only bank in the US behind Ally Bank, according to primary research from Business Insider Intelligence (enterprise only) using the Attest Consumer Growth Platform. Respondents to the survey were representative of the US population on the criteria of age (18-73), gender, and living area. The neobank owes its strong customer totals in large part to its lack of fees and aggressive marketing strategy. In addition to eschewing monthly service fees, Chime also charges no foreign transaction fees, has no minimum balance requirements, and even offers a $100 fee-free overdraft cushion.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:A proposed German law would require Apple to enable third parties to use its NFC technologyAllianz is partnering with Microsoft to drive insurance industry innovationFraud is top of mind for consumers going into the holiday season
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Microsoft Teams just hit 20 million daily active users, beating its rival Slack once again (MSFT, WORK)
Getty On Tuesday, Microsoft announced its workplace messaging and collaboration app Teams has hit 20 million daily active users. Its rival Slack announced in October that it has 12 million daily active users — but emphasized how much time users spend on its app, indicating how much people actually like using it. Microsoft offers Teams as part of its Office 365 business cloud productivity suite, which is a major advantage as it has many long-time enterprise customers. Read more on the Business Insider homepage. Microsoft announced Tuesday that Teams, its workplace messaging and collaboration app, has hit 20 million daily active users — again one-upping its rival Slack. Microsoft says it saw more than a 50% increase in usage of its Teams platform since July, when it announced that it had 13 million daily active users. Microsoft bundles Teams in with its Office 365 productivity suite for business, which analysts have said is a major advantage that could make it more difficult for Slack to compete.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A 45-year-long study discovered trends in successful hyper-intelligent childrenSee Also:Salesforce signs a big new deal with Microsoft's cloud to power one of its core productsA big new deal with Salesforce shows Microsoft is 'on the offensive' in the cloud wars, even as it puts Amazon under pressure for trying to 'go it alone'Microsoft is losing a key AI exec during a crucial moment that could shape the future of the companySEE ALSO: The Microsoft-owned GitHub is under pressure for its work with ICE, as employees resign and activists protest its biggest event of the year
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23 cool gift ideas from 'Shark Tank' that you can get from Amazon
  If you gift a product that has been featured on the show "Shark Tank," then you know it'll be both creative and practical.  Games, kitchen tools, skin-care products, and food are all thoughtful gifts you can give to the "Shark Tank" fan in your life.  If "Shark Tank" doesn't have the perfect holiday gift for your friends and family, we've rounded up a bunch of great gift ideas.  One of our favorite shows to spot new products and enjoy some entertaining celebrity judge banter is "Shark Tank," which is soon returning for its 11th season. As we've seen over the years, some pitches do extremely well, while others aren't so lucky — but the fact remains that the show brings forward new and innovative ideas most of us have never considered. That's why the products from the show tend to make especially good gifts. They're far from generic and they usually solve a common problem or annoyance. Conveniently, most are also available on Amazon. Most of these items are available with two-day shipping, so don't stress too hard about scrambling for a last-minute gift — just remember that the sooner you order, the better your chances of a timely arrival. The top 5 best gifts from "Shark Tank": A beach towel that gives back Adorable leather moccasins A reusable smart notebook A drink accessory that keeps their beer cold An all-in-one water sports board If your gift recipient loves watching "Shark Tank," they'll recognize these 23 awesome gift ideas. A travel accessory that combines a hoodie with a memory foam pillow Amazon HoodiePillow Memory Foam Travel Pillow, $29.95, available at Amazon The clever design of this two-in-one hoodie and memory foam pillow, which feels like their favorite fleece sweatshirt, lets them fall asleep comfortably while traveling. The hood helps block out light and noise, while the pillow provides soft neck support.      A baking pan that gives them more edge pieces Amazon Baker's Edge Nonstick Edge Brownie Pan, $35.95, available at Amazon The days of fighting over the limited number of edge pieces are over. With this unique pan, every piece has two delectable, chewy edges. Other than to make brownies, they can also use it for other desserts, pasta, or any baked good that requires some extra crust.    A fun outdoor game Spikeball/Instagram Spikeball 3 Ball Kit, $59.99, available at Amazon On a beautiful sunny day at any park in the city, you'll probably see at least one group playing this fun and active game. With rules similar to volleyball, it's easy to learn — so the whole family can get involved. The company even holds nationwide tournaments if your recipient gets really good at the game.  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Disney has released its list of the top 15 holiday toys for 2019 — including gifts for Avengers fans, a Frozen castle, and moreYour ultimate guide to holiday gift ideas for 2019 — from gifts under $100, $50, and $25, to the coolest tech gifts out thereThe 12 best Christmas movies on Disney+ you can stream right now — from 'Miracle on 34th Street' to 'Home Alone'
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Disney Plus' 'The Mandalorian' is the top new streaming TV show of the year so far
Disney Plus Disney Plus' live-action "Star Wars" series, "The Mandalorian," surged in audience demand in the US last week, according to Parrot Analytics. "The Mandalorian," which premiered November 12, was already the third most in-demand original streaming show in the US last week, behind only DC Universe's "Titans" and Netflix's "Stranger Things." It was also more popular with US audiences than Parrot Analytics' biggest new original streaming shows of the year, which include Netflix's "The Umbrella Academy" and "When They See Us." The series has also been a hit with critics and has an 88% Rotten Tomatoes critic score on Rotten Tomatoes after two episodes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney Plus has been live for one week, but its flagship launch series, "The Mandalorian," is already one of the most popular original streaming shows of the year. The live-action "Star Wars" series surged in demand in the US the week of Disney Plus' launch, according to data from Parrot Analytics, which measures "demand expressions," the company's standardized TV demand measurement unit that reflect the desire, engagement, and viewership of a series weighted by importance. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch the 20 details you may have missed in the new trailer for 'Birds of Prey'See Also:'The Mandalorian' episode 2 reveals how different the Disney Plus show is from the 'Star Wars' moviesDisney Plus' 'The Mandalorian' crushed Apple's launch shows in audience anticipationDisney Plus' 'The Mandalorian' proves 'Star Wars' can make the leap from movies to prestige TV
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Day 3, Part 3:Jennifer Williams' opening statement
Jennifer Williams, Vice President Mike Pence’s special adviser for Europe and Russia, detailed her career Tuesday in her opening statement during the third day of public hearings in the impeachment inqury. She also explained why she found the July 25 call between President Trump and Ukraine's president "unusual." Watch her opening statement.
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Iowa GOP defends holding caucuses in 2020 as some state Republican parties cancel primaries
In less than 12 weeks, the presidential primary season officially begins. While it's expected to be a fierce contest on the Democratic side, some states are canceling their Republican primaries with an incumbent president on the ballot. That's not the case in Iowa. CBS News' Natalie Brand joined "CBSN AM" to discuss.
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The Life of LaMelo
The youngest Ball brother and potential 2020 top NBA pick has taken his show to Australia, but even half a world away, the spotlight and the weight of his name are inescapable...
Leaks reveal how the "Pitbull of PR" helped Purdue Pharma and the Sacklers ignite the opioid crisis
Propublica has obtained a tranche of leaked internal communications between the Sackler family's Purdue Pharma, makers of the lethal opioid Oxycontin, and Dezenhall Resources, known as "The Pitbull of Public Relations," whose previous client roster includes Enron CEO Jeff Skilling, Exxon and other "beleaguered corporations," who masterminded a "blame the victim" strategy that apportioned responsibility for Oxycontin's mounting death toll on the people who became addicted to it -- not the Sacklers and Purdue, who falsified science, bribed doctors, and made billions from an epidemic that has now claimed more American lives than the Vietnam War. The leaks reveal how Dezenhall took credit for the work of psychiatrist Sally Satel, a "resident scholar" at the American Enterprise Institute, the DC thinktank notorious for its advocacy for the tobacco industry, against Net Neutrality, against Dodd-Frank, against a national minimum wage, and in favor of climate denial and the Iraq invasion. Satel penned a series of editorials and gave numerous media appearances that furthered the "blame the victim" narrative for the opioid epidemic, drawing on research funded by the Sacklers and Purdue, which ran under headlines like "Oxy Morons" (WSJ) and "OxyContin doesn’t cause addiction. Its abusers are already addicts" (Forbes). Purdue were $50,000/year funders of AEI, something that Satel says she didn't know about (she also says that she didn't know that the research she cited in her articles was funded by Purdue). Behind the scenes, the leaks show that Purdue and Dezenhall were intimately involved with Satel's work, with Dezenhall taking credit for briefing her, getting her articles published, and suppressing negative responses (Dezenhall also masterminded a campaign to get prominent retractions for critical articles about Purdue and Oxycontin, then followed up with a PR campaign that leveraged the retractions to generate press that expressed doubt about the risks of opioids). Read the rest
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