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Are gel nail extensions less damaging than acrylics?
 Acrylic extensions can be very damaging to the natural nail due to its stiffness and strength. Celebrities like Ariana Grande have rocked soft gel extensions instead, which are supposedly less damaging. Insider producer Herrine Ro visited Paintbucket in NYC to try soft gel extensions and to see if they caused any harm to her nails after wearing them for a few weeks. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.  Following is a transcript of the video.  Herrine Ro: I love long-lasting nails, but I hate how acrylic nails are really damaging for my natural nails. I recently came across this thing called gel nail extensions, and I really wanna give them a try. I've seen celebrities like Ariana Grande rock them all the time because they are super long-lasting and a lot less damaging on your nails. I'm going to be going to Paintbucket today to give them a try and see if everything that gel nail extensions claim to be are actually true. It seems a little too good to actually work, so let's go find out. Kristin Pulaski: So, soft gel extensions are made kinda from the same substance that you're used to getting if you get gel polish manicures, and they are full, premade tips that go right onto the entire nail, and then, when they soak off, they soak off just like gel polish.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:These holographic-flame nail stickers are next levelI Tried Eyeliner Strips That Claim to Give a Cat Eye in SecondsI wore 4 kinds of body makeup to the gym to see which would last
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Jerry Sandusky resentenced to 30 to 60 years
The former Penn State assistant football coach received the same sentence he did in 2012
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Report: Kyrie Irving Hasn't Been an Issue off Court for Nets Despite Rumors
Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving hasn't caused problems with his new team despite reports saying otherwise. That's per's Ian Begley , who wrote the following Friday...
The RNC spent nearly $100,000 on Donald Trump Jr.'s book, but that's not why it's a best-seller
When Donald Trump Jr.'s book "Triggered" debuted at the top of The New York Times' hardcover non-fiction best-seller list earlier this month, a conspicuous dagger appeared alongside it.
The best streaming sticks and devices
A media streaming device can transform your so-called dumb TV into a smart one that plays shows and movies from Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Prime Video, and other streaming services. The best of the bunch is the Roku Ultra with its easy-to-use interface, 4K video streaming, voice control, and simple remote. The world is changing. Gone are the days when a cable subscription was necessary to watch all the latest and greatest TV shows. These days, the best TV shows are coming out on streaming platforms like Disney Plus, ESPN+, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video. Of course, the best way to take advantage of services like Netflix is by streaming shows straight to your TV. There are plenty of streaming devices out there to help you connect the latest and greatest video streaming services to your TV, and they're not all created equal. Before buying, you'll want to consider a few different things. For starters, you'll want to think about whether you want a fully-fledged streaming box, which comes complete with its own operating system and allows you to download and install apps. The alternative is a device like the Google Chromecast, which basically streams content from your phone or computer (called casting); instead of installing Netflix on the TV-connected device, you'll install it on your phone or computer and then stream from your phone, which is plugged into your TV's HDMI port. Next up you'll want to keep in mind the specs of your TV. Not all streaming sticks and boxes are able to handle 4K content, so if you have a 4K TV, you'll want to get one that can stream 4K videos; the reverse is also true, as a non-4K TV won't be able to display 4K content. Last but not least, it might be worth considering the ecosystem you're most plugged into. For example, Android users might be able to get more use from an Android TV device, while those using an iPhone and Mac might prefer the Apple TV. We've done the research and testing to find the best streaming sticks and boxes to turn your dumb TV into a smart one that can access videos from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, and more.  Note: Nearly all of these products require access to the internet over Wi-Fi or Ethernet. Products that support casting require a smartphone or tablet. Here are our top picks for the best streaming boxes and sticks: Best streaming box overall: Roku Ultra Best affordable streaming stick: Roku Streaming Stick Best streaming box for Apple users: Apple TV 4K Best streaming stick for Google users: Google Chromecast Ultra Best streaming stick for Alexa users: Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Best streaming box for gamers: NVIDIA Shield Updated on 11/22/2019 by Lisa Sabatini: Updated prices, links, and formatting. Replaced outdated model of Roku Ultra.The best streaming box overall Roku The Roku Ultra streams in 4K and HDR, has voice search, and comes with a remote control. Roku's Ultra is more streaming box than most people need. It supports 4K video at 60 frames per second and HDR content. If you have a 4K TV, this is the streaming device you want. We tested it and were deeply impressed by the quality. Roku doesn't require a Google or Apple account to use (you will need to register for Roku account, however), but it can still connect to all the streaming services you enjoy. You'll be able to install Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO Now, and more using Roku's operating system. Just connect the box to your TV via the HDMI port, and connect all your favorite streaming services to get started. As mentioned, the device also supports HDR, which basically means that it'll show richer colors and better contrast, which is always a good thing for TV lovers (note: your TV must be HDR-enabled to support this feature). The device even supports 4K video at 60 frames per second, which is something most media streaming devices don't currently support. Of course, to take advantage of that 4K content, you'll need a decent connection. The device can connect to your internet through Ethernet or over Wi-Fi, so choose the method that's fastest and most convenient. The Ultra also comes with a remote control so you can adjust the volume, turn on your TV, and search for content with your voice. If you're watching at night, you can plug in a set of headphones to the remote to not disturb others. Guides Editor Les Shu likes the chunky feel of the remote, but the buttons can be stiff to press. Roku also has a companion app that makes navigation and searches even more robust, which is what he prefers to use most of the time. The Roku Ultra is perfect for most people with a 4K TV, and we like that it's the most universal of the products. Expert reviewers give the Ultra high marks. Pros: 4K and HDR streaming, affordable, good remote, lots of apps, improved Wi-Fi connection, Ethernet, microSD port Cons: Pricey The best budget streaming stick Roku The Roku Streaming Stick offers a great interface and is super easy to use, and the Stick+ even has 4K for a little bit more money. The Chromecast Ultra may be inexpensive, but there's a streaming device that's even cheaper — the Roku Streaming Stick. Not only that but for the money, you're getting a capable streaming stick with a built-in user interface and remote. Perhaps the best thing about the Roku Streaming Stick is how easy it is to use. The entire device plugs into a TV's HDMI port, and you can power it using a USB wall adapter or the USB port in select TVs. The interface is well-designed and extremely easy to navigate. Since it uses a built-in operating system, you can install apps like Netflix without having to stream from your phone or computer (you will need to register for a Roku account, if you don't have one already). A remote control is included for navigation, but you can also use the Roku app. Of course, there are downsides to the Roku Streaming Stick. For example, it does not offer 4K streaming or HDR. If, however, your TV doesn't offer those features anyway, it won't be such a big deal. The Streaming Stick+ costs a bit more, but it does support 4K and it goes on sale sometimes. Also, unlike the Roku Ultra that is our overall favorite, there's no internal memory in the Roku Streaming Stick, which means it won't recall any of the apps you used or where you left off. Most reviewers, including Tom's Guide, argue this is among the best streaming devices out there. We agree, having tested it ourselves. Guides Editor Malarie Gokey uses it with a 1080p BenQ projector in her home.  The Roku Express and Express+ are even more basic and affordable, but still good. Guide Editor Les Shu uses the Express+ when he travels because it also works with analog TVs that don't have HDMI ports. Pros: Cheap, easy-to-use, built-in OS Cons: No 4K or HDR The best for Apple users Apple The Apple TV 4K is well-designed, easy to use, and integrates well with the rest of your Apple products. If you're looking for a device to better integrate with your iTunes account, iPhone, and other Apple devices, then you'll want to look into getting an Apple TV. The new Apple TV 4K boasts a number of great features, but as the name suggests, this version streams in 4K, which is great for those of you who have 4K TVs. As you would expect from an Apple device, it's well-designed and will look right at home amongst your other home entertainment devices, even the more premium ones. On the back of the device, you'll get a power input, HDMI port, and an Ethernet port. That way, you can have a more stable internet connection for streaming 4K video. One of the best things about the Apple TV is Apple's tvOS operating system, which is super easy to use, especially with the included remote (called the Siri Remote). As mentioned, it can stream in 4K and has HDR support, too. You can watch your favorite content with great contrast and bright colors. And with Siri, you can use your voice to search for hundreds of content. Plus, you can access music, podcasts, games, and hundreds of apps, or cast or mirror content from an iOS or macOS device using AirPlay wireless technology. The Siri Remote connects to the Apple TV via Bluetooth, so no line of sight is required. While the remote is elegant and the touch-capability makes navigation easier, it's so slim that it can be easy to lose or slip out of your hand. An alternative is to use the Apple TV Remote app on an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, which handles the same functions but makes things like typing much simpler. Engadget called it "almost perfect," while CNET called it the most high-end 4K streaming experience. However, it was universally acknowledged that the Apple TV is for hardcore Apple fans who can afford it, and most people will be more than happy with the Roku Premiere+ instead. Guides Editor Les Shu disagrees somewhat. He uses both the Roku Ultra and Roku Express+ and Apple TV, and finds the Apple TV experience much smoother and more pleasant than the Roku Ultra — not to mention the easier set-up process. While he acknowledges the price premium and that the Roku Ultra has its advantages, from a pure entertainment experience, he believes the Apple TV is the stronger product, and that it isn't just for Apple fans with money. We don't think you can go wrong with either — the deciding factor comes down to budget and the ecosystem — but the money spent on an Apple TV is well worth it. Pros: Well-designed, great interface, 4K and HDR support Cons: A little pricey See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:27 unique kitchen gifts under $50 that any home cook or baker will loveThe best online deals and sales happening now13 unique Grinch-themed Christmas decorations — from ornaments to throw pillowsSEE ALSO: The best HDTV indoor antennas you can buy
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Body of Jaime Rae Feden IDed in Las Vegas desert
The body of 33-year-old Pennsylvania woman Jaime Rae Feden — whose boyfriend admitted to kidnapping and then killing her — was confirmed found in the Las Vegas desert, according to a new report. The Clark County, Nevada, coroner said Thursday it used dental records to confirm Feden’s identity, and her family has been notified, KDKA...
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The best value plays in your DraftKings lineup for Week 12 of the NFL season
Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Week 12 of the NFL season is here. For daily fantasy players, the difference between winning and losing the day comes down to finding the best value plays at every position. This week, we like Baker Mayfield, Bo Scarbrough, and more to outplay their prices in DraftKings and FanDuel. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Daily fantasy sports are all about finding value. Last week was a solid one for our DraftKings value picks, with Randall Cobb, Dallas Goedert, and Ted Ginn Jr. all finding the end zone at a reasonable price. This week, we're back at it again, diving deep into the DraftKings player pool to find players that might be undervalued and can help you fill out your lineup when you feel the need to overspend at other positions. Take a look below for our best value picks for your Week 12 DraftKings lineups.QB: Baker Mayfield, $5,900 Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports After an offseason of building high expectations, the Browns offense hasn't been as hot as advertised through the 2019 campaign. This week, against a Dolphins team that's still reeling despite finally getting in the win column, I think Cleveland puts it all together. I'm getting as many Browns in my lineup as I can afford. RB: David Montgomery, $5,500 Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports The Bears desperately need a win on Sunday against the lowly Giants if they are to have any hope of competing for a playoff spot in the crowded NFC. Mitch Trubisky isn't going to do it, so the burden of carrying the Chicago offense will fall on the shoulders of running back David Montgomery. If he can make the most of his opportunities, he'll be in for a big day. RB: Bo Scarbrough, $4,200 Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Bo Scarbrough is slated to get some heavy usage in the Detroit offense after a slew of injuries decimated the Lions backfield. While it's tough to trust a running back that just got his first real taste of NFL action a week ago, his expected usage and low price makes Scarbrough a must-play for daily fantasy players. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:18 players to start or sit in fantasy football for Week 12NFL WEEK 12: Our official predictions for who wins this weekendNFL POWER RANKINGS: Where every team stands heading into Week 12
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The Hellbikes Return
After reports of rider injury due to sudden and unexpected front-wheel breaking earlier this year, electric Citi Bikes were abruptly yanked from New York City streets. Now, the hellbikes are back.Read more...
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DOJ watchdog expected to cite mistakes by lower-level FBI employees in Russia probe
The Department of Justice Inspector General's report on the start of FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election will say the probe was properly launched but lower-level employees made a series of mistakes. - RSS Channel
NYU professor Scott Galloway: Disney+ and Apple TV+ will be the winners of the streaming wars
Disney Plus/Apple TV Plus Scott Galloway, the bestselling author and well-known tech-industry pundit, is a professor of marketing at New York University's Stern School of Business. His weekly business videos at Section4 and Winners & Losers have generated millions of views. The following is his recent blog post in full, republished with permission. It originally ran on his own blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." He says that big tech has decided that original scripted television will create loyalty for different platforms — but in the streaming wars, there will be winners and losers. He sees Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+ coming out on top, as they'll add the most stakeholder value. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Big tech has decided that original scripted television will foment enduring loyalty across platforms that sell many things. So, for the foreseeable future, the deepest pockets in the world will spend more on scripted television each year than Canada or Australia spend on defense. If Netflix continues to increase its content budget at the same rate, by 2025 Netflix will spend more on "Stranger Things," "You," "The Crown," and other original content than the US spends on food stamps (SNAP). Who says capitalism isn't working?See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:Mental health and substance abuse coverage has gotten worse, while suicide and overdose rates have increasedToday is Latina Equal Pay Day. Investing in Latinas is crucial for fixing the pay gap — and improving the country.Growing up in a walkable city could make you more successful, a new study revealsSEE ALSO: NYU professor Scott Galloway says that building a billion-dollar (or trillion-dollar) company boils down to the invention of a 'time machine'
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8 home trends that defined the 2010s, according to an interior designer
hikesterson/Getty Images As the decade comes to a close, it's a good time to look back on the decor trends that were most popular throughout the 2010s.  Insider spoke to Ashley Quinn, vice president of creative marketing at Interior Marketing Group, about the interior design trends that defined the decade. Quinn pointed to all-white kitchens, accent walls, and the rise of mid-century modern furniture as some of the most popular design trends of the decade. She also told Insider that curved sofas were her favorite trend of the 2010s. "They're incredibly versatile, sculptural, and add a touch of mid-century elegance to any room," Quinn said of rounded couches. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. One of the popular decor trends of the 2010s was blue, gray, and other cool colors in homes. Shutterstock "The design world started to move away from warmer tones and move on to cooler colors as an overall palette," Ashley Quinn, vice president of creative marketing at Interior Marketing Group, told Insider. "Say goodbye to the standard beige that was once referred to as 'builder beige,' and hello to the cool, calming tones of gray," she added. White-on-white kitchens were a fixture of modern design in the 2010s. hikesterson/Getty Images "The strongest trend of all that has stood the test of time is the white kitchen," Quinn said of decor in the last decade. "It's timeless, classic, and chic," she added. And in those white kitchens, people gravitated towards brass or bronze finishes to add a subtle pop of color. John Keeble/Getty Images "There's been a move away from nickel finishes and onto brass and bronze to help balance those cool walls and fabrics," Quinn told Insider. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Interior designers told us the 6 things from Target they'd love to receive as a giftFashion experts reveal the 12 items from your 2010s wardrobe that you should get rid ofThe 100 best movies of the decade, ranked
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'I gotta go': Lindsey Graham walks away from Marine veteran from liberal group questioning him about Trump and impeachment
Associated Press A video posted online on Friday by the progressive veterans group Common Defense showed Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina abruptly walking away from a Marine veteran who approached Graham to ask about impeachment.  The video shows Jeff Key telling Graham that Trump wasn't following the oath he and Graham took to defend the constitution, to which Graham responded, "yeah I did, and I don't agree with you, and I gotta go." A spokesperson for Graham, however, told Insider that the video didn't show the whole story, saying that Graham's office alerted Capitol Police after Key tried to follow Graham into his office and made a "vulgar comment." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A viral video posted online on Friday by the progressive veterans group Common Defense showed Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina abruptly walking away from a Marine veteran who approached Graham to ask him about impeachment.  Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, has been one of the president's most vocal defenders as Trump faces impeachment. 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:Lindsay Graham called Joe Biden 'as good a man as God ever created' in a resurfaced 2015 interviewFormer NSC official Fiona Hill blasted sexist attitudes about women's anger in her impeachment testimony, and people love her for itRepublicans are using massive signs to defend Trump so the cameras can catch them in the televised impeachment hearingsSEE ALSO: Everything you need to know about Trump's impeachment process: What's happened, who the players are, and what comes next
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: Get ready to watch a bunch of Bloomberg ads
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is preparing to launch the largest one-week political advertisement campaign ever on Monday in at least 24 states
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Buttigieg addresses struggle with African-American voters AND Buttigieg: 'I feel sorry' for Sen. Blackburn for feeling she needs to smear Lt Col Vindman
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Jerry Sandusky Receives 30-60 Years in Resentencing for Sexual Abuse of Children
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky received the same sentence of 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing children that he was given in 2012 at a resentencing hearing Friday...
October saw cool US but was nearly warmest for the globe
NOAA’s monthly update covers a wild October and the winter outlook.
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Actual buffalo soldiers patrol the streets of Brazilian island
Real-life "Buffalo Soldiers" -- military police mounted on gigantic water buffalo -- routinely patrol the streets of the Brazilian island of Marajo, to the delight of tourists and Bob Marley fans.
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UK's Labour vows action on 'tax and wage cheat' multinationals
Britain's opposition Labour Party will hold a rally outside an Amazon depot on Saturday as it highlights its promise to target multinational firms it accuses of dodging taxes and cheating workers should it win next month's election.
Iran ordered to pay $180M to released Washington Post reporter, family
Washington, DC, federal Judge Richard Leon awarded the family of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian $150 million in punitive damages, the paper said.
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Medical implant takes aim at opioid addiction
After years of addiction, a Louisiana man got an implant while in prison to help fight his opioid cravings. He says it changed his life. Meg Farris of WWL-TV reports from New Orleans.
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The Question Time leaders’ special: our panel’s verdicts | The panel
Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn, Jo Swinson and Nicola Sturgeon faced questions from a live BBC audience in SheffieldOwen Jones: There is new hope Labour can turn fortunes around Continue reading...
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Representative Jim Himes, Senator Chris Coons and our panelists of impeachment experts join us this Sunday on "Face the Nation"
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Trump wavers on flavored-vape ban, will propose raising buying age to 21
President Trump on Friday wavered on a possible ban of flavored e-cigarettes — but said his administration will propose raising the age minimum for buying vaping products to 21. The president backed off his September promise of a widespread flavored-vape restriction during a heated roundtable with public-health advocates and vaping-industry executives at the White House....
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Yes, you can infect your pet with the flu. Here's what to do about it.
Shutterstock You can infect your pet with the flu simply by being near them when you're sick and petting them. The flu virus mainly infects warm-blooded mammals and birds, which means dogs and cats are susceptible but lizards and turtles are not. Symptoms include mild cough, difficulty breathing, sneezing, and reduced appetite. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet shows signs of the flu.  This article was reviewed by Andrew Bowman, MD, DVM, who is an associate professor with the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine at Ohio State. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Hugs, pats, hanging out. These are all things you do on the regular with your pet. But they're also exactly what can get your pet sick if you're fighting off the flu. Since the flu is mostly spread through the air, your pet can get infected just by being close to you while you're sick. And it can be especially bad when the flu virus jumps between species because the receiving species generally hasn't built an immunity to that particular viral strain. Like when the H1N1 flu virus jumped from swine to humans in 2009, sparking the influenza pandemic that killed an estimated 150,000 to 600,000 people from 2009 to 2010 and a few cats, as well.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A 45-year-long study discovered trends in successful hyper-intelligent childrenSee Also:What causes a stuffy nose and how to clear it out fastHow to use a neti pot and whether it's safe, according to doctorsNo, you cannot get sick from being cold. But it may increase your risk.
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Jack Burton Carpenter, Snowboarding Pioneer, Dies At 65
The founder of the massive snowboarding brand Burton Snowboards died Wednesday from complications due to cancer. He was 65.
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‘Are you Dele or Dele’s brother?’ – Mourinho looks to reboot Spurs stars | David Hytner
Old mischief already evident as new Tottenham manager holds court with press and playersJosé Mourinho had a question for Dele Alli, the Spurs midfielder, who has long since mislaid his best form. “I asked him if he was Dele or Dele’s brother,” Mourinho says. “He told me he was Dele. ‘OK,’ I said. ‘Play like Dele.’”It was a classic piece of Mourinho kidology, the kind of move he has pulled on numerous occasions and with which he seeks to establish a connection; to motivate. It is so easy to picture the scene with Alli from Wednesday – Mourinho’s first day as Spurs manager. The lacerating, direct delivery; the mischief behind the eyes. The question – and this talks to Mourinho’s latest adventure in England as a whole – is whether it still works? Continue reading...
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Emma Hayes: ‘The WSL is the best league in the world. This is a utopia’ | Suzanne Wrack
The Chelsea manager, who has pulled off the signing of Australia captain Sam Kerr, believes the English game is surging forward“I struggle with putting these limitations on things: ‘don’t play in big stadiums,’ ‘don’t pay women too much’. Why? Why do we have these conversations? We should be aiming for the fucking top of the sky because you know what? If the product grows, so will the rest of it. Don’t limit it. In fact, invest more.”Emma Hayes oozes passion for women’s football from every pore. A week after the Chelsea manager pulled off one of the biggest transfers in the history of women’s football, with the Australian striker Sam Kerr joining in January, she is sitting in the building at the back of the club’s Cobham training ground that the women’s team has gradually taken over, bursting with energy. Continue reading...
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Pep Guardiola ‘incredibly satisfied’ and pledges his future to Manchester City
• Manager says he will not leave if City fail to win title• Guardiola’s current contract runs until summer 2021Pep Guardiola has said he intends to stay at Manchester City even if they do not win the title this season to claim a third consecutive Premier League crown.Guardiola, contracted at the club until summer 2021, said on Friday: “I want to stay, I don’t have any reasons to move. I am incredibly satisfied to work with this club, with these players, and if the people think I am going to resign for these results and being nine points behind [the leaders Liverpool], the people do not know me. Continue reading...
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Manchester City: Pep Guardiola insists he wants to stay as manager
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists he is still happy at the club.
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Listen: A Company That Curates Cannabis For Women
Kate Miller of Miss Grass joins the Green Entrepreneur Podcast tomission to take the guesswork out of weed.
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Everything that happened when Elon Musk unveiled the Cybertruck, including the window-breaking mistake that made him say 'Oh my f---ing god'
Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's first passenger pickup truck, the Cybertruck, on Thursday night in a town near Los Angeles. The unveiling was jam-packed with flames, people in all-black costumes, and video comparisons of the Cybertruck to the speed of the Porsche 911 and the towing capabilities of the Ford F-150. One of the most viral moments, however, is the infamous failed glass demo. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's first passenger pickup truck, the Cybertruck, on Thursday night in a dramatic showing that included flames, a "cybergirl," and a failed test. The jam-packed unveiling included the traditional presentation of the truck's specifications, but done in a glamorized and semi-failed manner. To prove the strength of its "ultra-hard" stainless steel body, Musk asked Tesla's lead designer Franz von Holzhausen to take a sledgehammer to the side of the truck. And to show-off the strength of the "armored glass," a metal ball was dropped onto an isolated panel at an elevated height without a shatter or a break. However, when the metal ball was thrown at the window of the example Cybertruck, the glass broke. Despite this, the Cybertruck was unveiled to many crowd cheers and photos, and with specs that surpass those of its potential competitors, such as Bollinger Motors fully electric all-wheel-drive B2 Pickup Truck. Production is expected to begin in late 2021. Keep scrolling to see more of the Cybertruck unveiling antics: The unveiling started out with a self-titled "cybergirl" who said: "The Cybertruck, the number one mode of transport for a cybergirl. The greatest evolution in vehicular fashion and function." Tesla There are speculations that the "cybergirl" was Grimes, Elon Musks' alt-pop singer girlfriend. "I now present to you my creator," said cybergirl. Enter Tesla CEO Elon Musk's walk out onto the stage. A short and awkward presentation followed, with Musk explaining why the Truck was a necessary and revolutionary product. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images Now, cue the flames for a grandiose Cybertruck entrance that seemed more like the introduction of a celebrity boxing match. Tesla See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:I bought a $79 bidet attachment for my toilet in an effort to be more eco-friendly and hygienic — and now I can't imagine not having onePOWER RANKING: Here's who has the best chance of becoming the 2020 Democratic presidential nomineeFloyd Mayweather should disappear into retirement forever, because a comeback could end in tearsSEE ALSO: The 12 coolest features of Tesla's new $39,900 Cybertruck pickup
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Absolutely humongous data breach exposes more than a billion records
Well, this is certainly not great: An unprotected database of more than a billion users' records from across the internet — including "social media accounts, email addresses, and phone numbers" — was discovered on an unidentified server that could be accessed by anyone with the server's web address. What's even weirder is, according to Bloomberg, no one is exactly sure how it got there.  The discovery was made in October by cybersecurity experts Bob Diachenko and Vinny Troia; the 4 terabytes of data they found also included Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profile information. All told, the server contained information on four billion user accounts and 650 million unique email addresses, affecting 1.2 billion people. Read more...More about Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Tech, and Cybersecurity
Lawyer looks to shutter firm over partner’s alleged work affairs
A personal injury lawyer is asking a judge to sanction the shuttering of his firm after he claims his partner hit-on and had affairs with work secretaries, according to a new lawsuit. Kenneth Marder filed the Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit Friday against his partner of nine years Frank Eskesen who he says came on to...
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Aamir Griffin’s family friend was lured to her death: court papers
A 17-year-old Queens girl who was stabbed to death hours after attending a memorial for her family friend, Aamir Griffin may have been a victim of a premeditated crime, according to police Friday. Tyler Caldwell, 20, was arrested and charged on Tuesday in connection to the murder of Talasia Cuffie –- who was stabbed in the...
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Former CIA agent sentenced to 19 years for conspiracy with China
Jerry Chun Shing Lee was accused of delivering secrets to Chinese intelligence officers in exchange for $840,000A former CIA case agent was sentenced on Friday to 19 years in prison, for an espionage conspiracy with China.Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 55, was sentenced in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, after his guilty plea to conspiracy to commit espionage. Continue reading...
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Straphanger hit with hammer, thrown onto Bronx subway tracks by homophobic man
An unhinged man smacked an innocent straphanger with a hammer Friday and then threw him onto the subway tracks in the Bronx after shouting a homophobic slur at him, according to police. The 21-year-old victim was waiting for the D train at Tremont Avenue near Grand Concourse just after 1 a.m. when the man came...
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Good Boy, Bad Driver
A Labrador retriever had a dizzying adventure in a Florida cul-de-sac on Thursday after getting stuck in a car that that spun in circles like a dog chasing it’s own tail.Read more...
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Bloomberg places at least $29 million in television advertising over next two weeks
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has placed at least $29 million worth of television advertising over the next two weeks, according to data from Kantar Media/CMAG, possibly signaling that his formal entry to the 2020 presidential race is imminent.
Former CIA officer Jerry Lee sentenced to 19 years in prison
Jerry Lee was sentenced to 19 years in prison on Friday after prosecutors said he conspired to communicate, deliver and transmit national defense info to China.
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Colorado man faces new charges for plotting to bomb synagogue
An avowed white supremacist being held without bond for plotting to bomb a Colorado synagogue this month has been indicted on additional charges of attempted arson and using explosives to commit a felony, federal prosecutors said on Friday.
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Trump Warns a Flavor Ban Would Spawn Counterfeit Vaping Products
The president again questioned the need for restrictions on e-cigarettes aimed at curbing use among teenagers, who tend to favor fruit and mint flavors.
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Google Changed Its Political Ad Policy. Will Facebook Be Next?
Forget impeachment. The country wants to know if Facebook will put the brakes on digital disinformation.
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In The Fight For Money For The Opioid Crisis, Will The Youngest Victims Be Left Out?
The opioid epidemic is intergenerational, with tens of thousands of babies born every year dependent on opioids. Advocates worry lawsuits against the drug industry might overlook these children.
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Tour Championship: Kim Sei-young takes control as Georgia Hall slips
Kim Sei-young shoots a second-round five under 67 to hold a two-shot lead at the halfway stage of the LPGA's season-ending Tour Championship.
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Our 7 best bets for Week 13 of the college football season
Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports The college football season is hitting the home stretch. Last weekend, our picks went a solid 4-2-1 against the spread, with Alabama and Rutgers both coming through to cover in wildly different ways. This week we're back with seven more picks against the spread for Week 13 of the college football season. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. We made a tidy profit during Week 12 of the college football season. Thanks to a big win from Alabama, a gutsy cover from Rutgers, and a solid push from LSU, our picks went a solid 4-2-1 against spread last Saturday. This week, we're back this week with seven more bets, and backing some heavy underdogs and a few wild favorites to keep the winning streak going. Take a look below for our best bets of the Week 13 college football slate (* indicates home team). LAST WEEK: 4-2-1OVERALL: 45-36-3Penn State (+18.5) over Ohio State* Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports The biggest game on Saturday's schedule is also the toughest one on the board to book. Ohio State is a powerhouse, quite possibly the best team in all of college football, and has steamrolled almost every challenger they've faced so far this season. Penn State is a solid team and amongst the best in the country on their best day, and could be missing wide receiver KJ Hamler — the most dangerous offensive weapon at their disposal. Knowing Ohio State, this game could be 21-0 before the first quarter is over. Knowing the Big Ten, this game could end as a 17-13 nail-biter. Here's to hoping the Nittany Lions can at least find a way to keep things close. Arkansas (+43) over LSU* Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports LSU is cruising through the season. However, this feels like a spot where the Tigers might take their foot off the gas a bit. Playing at home with a comfortable win all but assured, how long will Joe Burrow play before heading to the sideline? The Razorbacks are not going to win this game, but if they can score twice, that might be enough to stay within the number. Arizona State* (+14) over Oregon Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Despite four straight losses, Arizona State proved they're more than capable of coming through in big spots as underdogs early in the year, and have given Oregon fits during trips played in Tempe, even beating the Ducks in 2017 when they were ranked No. 24 in the country. Look for the Sun Devils to play up for this game as the team is still fighting for bowl eligibility. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Only 10 schools still have a legit shot to make the College Football PlayoffNFL WEEK 12: Our official predictions for who wins this weekend5 biggest winners and losers in college basketball this week
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An alleged white supremacist is indicted for planning to bomb a Colorado synagogue
A man accused of plotting to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue has been indicted by a federal grand jury on hate crime and arson charges.
What’s coming soon to Disney+: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and ‘Coco’
After a successful -- though also somewhat shaky -- launch, Disney has outlined the new movies and series it plans to add over the next three weeks to its streaming service. If you subscribed to Disney+ to watch shows like The Mandalorian, you know y...
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