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Google details DeepMind AI’s role in Play Store app recommendations
Alphabet subsidiary DeepMind supplied the AI and machine learning models behind the Google Play Store's app recommender algorithms.
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The 16 most disappointing albums of the year, ranked
Amy Harris/Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP Insider chose 16 bad albums by high-profile artists that were released in 2019 and ranked them by Metacritic scores. "In My Defense" by Iggy Azalea was ranked most disappointing with the lowest score of 39/100. "She Is Coming" by Miley Cyrus, "Free Spirit" by Khalid, "No. 6 Collaborations Project" by Ed Sheeran, and "Jesus Is King" by Kanye West also made the list. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Music lovers were blessed with some excellent albums this year, from pop veterans like Ariana Grande ("Thank U, Next"), Lana Del Rey ("Norman F---ing Rockwell!"), and Taylor Swift ("Lover") to powerhouse newcomers like Billie Eilish ("When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?") and DaBaby ("Baby on Baby" and "Kirk").  Other high-profile and critically beloved artists, however, disappointed the masses with lackluster, underwhelming, or uneven projects.  To determine the most disappointing releases of 2019, Insider picked the 16 most anticipated projects from Metacritic's lowest scores this year. They're ranked in descending order below. (In cases of tied scores, the user score was used as a tie-breaker.)16. "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" by Logic Def Jam Metacritic score: 65/100 User score: 3.5/10 "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" is the rapper's fifth studio album, riding off the hype of his hit "1-800-273-8255" and two Grammy nominations last year. However, it received aggressively mixed reviews. Variety's (overall lukewarm) review praised Logic's music as "complex, celestial and snaky," while HipHopDX described the album as "a dangerously corny pity party of epic proportions." 15. "She Is Coming" by Miley Cyrus RCA Records Metacritic score: 64/100 User score: 8.8/10 "She Is Coming" is apparently the first of a trilogy of EPs, culminating in Miley Cyrus' seventh studio album. It includes high-profile features from Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah and "Drag Race" star RuPaul. Despite excited fans, a few glowing reviews, and a truly sublime music video, the six-track project didn't win over many critics. Rolling Stone called it "unkempt" and gave it just two-and-a-half stars, while Pitchfork said the EP "misuses her talents and makes for a largely unrewarding listen." 14. "Save Me" by Future Epic Records Metacritic score: 63/100 User score: 5.3/10 The acclaimed rapper's second EP of 2019 was fairly hit or miss. As Pitchfork's Reed Jackson wrote, "His latest EP proves he's still a master of melancholic detail, but thematically and sonically, the Atlanta superstar has hit a wall." See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The 10 most shocking celebrity breakups of 2019, so far26 celebrity moments that went viral in 2019The 12 most disappointing movies of 2019, so far
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WeWork's 2025 junk bond falls to record low
Shared-office operator WeWork's 2025 junk bond fell to a record low on Monday, with its last yielding bid at 16.06%.
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Salesforce Arrogance: It's a bad look. Especially if you're trying to land a job at Salesforce.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:A major nonprofit ranked U.S. companies for doing the best for their communities, workers, and the environment, and Salesforce and PayPal made huge jumps from last year.A Stanford design professor says switching out 'but' and 'have to' from your vocabulary will help you make better decisions34 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancerSEE ALSO: Here's exactly what it takes to get into the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, according to 5 students and grads and the deputy dean for MBA programs
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The Modern Loafer is one of Everlane's most popular shoes — we wore them to find out if they lived up to the hype
Everlane/Facebook Everlane's Modern Loafers ($168) are structured classic staples made from premium leather that are versatile enough to be worn in and outside of the office. Four women tested the loafers and found that the shoes look great, but the loafers either fit the wearer just right or were too big even though Everlane suggests sizing up a half-size. You can read our thoughts below, or pick up a pair to try out yourself at Everlane. They're available in soft leather with three color options and also black suede. Product Embed: Product Name: Everlane The Modern Loafer Card Type: small Width: 100% Height: 150% Everlane is the place to go if you're looking for wardrobe basics at fair and transparent prices. Here at Insider Picks, we're always excited to try Everlane products. Interestingly, we had never tried one of Everlane's original and most classic shoes, The Modern Loafer, a structured loafer flat made with a 100% Italian leather upper, until now. These timeless loafers are versatile and can be worn with just about any outfit.  The Modern Loafer comes in three leather colors: black, camel, and bone leather and one black suede option. Everlane suggests sizing a half size up as the shoes apparently run narrow. The loafers have received mixed reviews on Everlane's website — people tend to either love them or hate them. We tried the loafers out for ourselves, and although these structured shoes are truly a classic, we had mixed feelings when it came to the fit. We tried Everlane's Modern Loafer, and here are our thoughts:Everlane Black Modern Loafer, $168 I always find Everlane's shoes to be hit or miss. I'm either obsessed, as I am with the Day Glove flats (you can read our review here), or I'm...sort of lukewarm, as I am with these loafers. It's not that I don't love the way they look, or even how they feel after a couple of weeks of wear. It's that I've lost patience for shoes that require any significant break-in period, so I'd rather opt for Everlane's Day Loafers, which have an elastic back and flexible leather (here's our review of those too). I opted for a size 8 (I'm usually a 7.5 in sneakers and a 7.5 to 8 in loafers) and I thought I was going to have to send these back at first. I took a chance wearing the size 8 pair for a while, and after a couple of days, they really started to loosen up. It took about two weeks to break in my pair, and I had to wear socks with them to prevent blisters. For reference, I have medium-width feet. I won't say they're the best for walking, but they're comfortable enough to wear for a day. Overall, I do really like these loafers now that they're worn in, but if you really don't like to deal with that process, I'd say skip these in favor of the Day Loafer. —Sally Kaplan, Insider Picks editor Everlane Camel Modern Loafer, $168 I've heard great things about Everlane's shoes before and I'm a fan of its Glove Boot, so I was excited to try these loafers. But I gotta say, these were an unexpected let-down. I had such a hard time even fitting into these loafers that I almost gave up on them within five minutes of opening the box. I'm so glad I went with the brand's suggestion of sizing up to a 9 because the shoes are cut so narrow that my usual 8.5 would have been way too small.The leather was initially really stiff and tight, so I had to put my feet through a painful breaking-in process. After a few days of wearing them around the office though, the toe box molded to my feet and was much more comfortable. If you hate the idea of needing to break shoes in, you might not like these Everlane loafers. Depending on your shoe size, the pointy almond toe might make your feet look a little clown-ish. I was so self-conscious of how long my feet looked in the 9s and kept asking my coworkers their opinions. The general consensus was that it made my feet look "elegant," which is the polite way of saying, "Oh yes, definitely." I might recommend these loafers to someone with smaller, more narrow feet, but even so, the stiff leather and break-in period might be dealbreakers for some. If you're still interested in the loafers, though, I'd suggest going to an Everlane store or pop inside a Nordstrom to try on a pair first. —Jada Wong, Insider Picks editor Everlane Bone Modern Loafer, $168 I love Everlane's shoes. For the price, everything I have tried has been great quality and has been stylish too. The problem is, Everlane's footwear can be inconsistent in terms of fit.  Out of the box, I was excited about this pair. I'm not a huge loafer girl, but the sturdy wood sole and polished cream leather looked undeniably classy. With a structured fit, I expected I would have to squeeze my foot into the shoe, but I was surprised that my feet slipped right in.  I usually wear a size 7 or 7.5, but based on Everlane's suggestion to go up a half size I went for the 7.5. My feet were swimming in space, particularly at the heel, which continued to come up as I walked. These seem like beautiful, high-quality shoes, and I wish I had gone with my regular size so I could wear them comfortably. If you have narrower feet, I don't think sizing up is necessary. —Remi Rosmarin, Insider Picks reporter See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:We tested 3 different styles of the Hunter rain boots you see everyone wearing — they’re flexible, comfortable, and fully waterproofI spend a lot of time working with my hands outdoors — this healing balm brings my dry and weathered skin back to life25 beauty gifts under $25 — including Le Labo lip balms, Givenchy makeup sponges, and Guerlain lipstick cases
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Shun Yamaguchi to Be Posted for MLB Teams by Japan's Yomiuri Giants
Yomiuri Giants pitcher Shun Yamaguchi intends to join major league baseball this offseason, according to the Japan Times (h/t Mike Axisa of CBS Sports). "I will take a shot at my dream of playing in the majors...
Officer shot man in parking lot, then photographed body
When an officer involved in a fatal shooting takes pictures of the body, it opens up questions about the integrity of an investigation, experts say.
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Hong Kong civilians step in to save students trapped in violent protests
Thousands of civilians clashed with police on the streets of Hong Kong overnight in an attempt to free hundreds of student activists cornered by authorities in a university campus for nearly a week. Dramatic footage shared online showed demonstrators bravely rushing to breach a police line around Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Sunday night but...
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Ousted WeWork CEO Adam Neumann can still reportedly name directors to WeWork's board, even though he left the company
Former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann retains the right to name directors to its board, even after being ousted from the troubled coworking company, Fast Company reported Monday. As part of his exit agreement with WeWork, Neumann can name a director and a board observer while the company remains private and two more board members if it goes public, according to Fast Company. There are some conditions for him to exercise that power, though — he has to repay the money SoftBank loaned him, and he has to abide by his non-compete agreement. Part of the reason why WeWork's first attempt at going public flopped was because of Neumann's role at the company and his personal deals with it. Read more WeWork news here. Adam Neumann may no longer be WeWork's chairman or CEO, but he could be able to continue to exert influence on the troubled real-estate company for years to come. As part of his separation agreement with the company, Neumann has the right to name both a director and a non-voting observer to WeWork's board while it remains private, Fast Company's Katrina Brooker reported on Monday. If the company goes public, Neumann will be able to name two additional directors to the company's board, according to the article.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why it's so hard for planes to land on waterSee Also:Europe's flurry of venture capital raises continues with Spotify backer Northzone's new $500 million fundInside the influencer economy, a sports betting boom, and SoftBank's strugglesAn abandoned 19th-century Napa Valley resort on 857 acres is now on sale for $50 millionSEE ALSO: Firing Adam Neumann doesn't solve WeWork's biggest problem: The underlying business stinks
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Chocolate chip cookies are about to be baked in outer space, the first test of an oven in microgravity
zerogkitchen / Instagram There has never been an oven in space. Until now. Any day now, the first five chocolate chip cookies will be baked in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS), an initial test of what happens in a zero gravity oven. But astronauts won't get to eat the fresh-baked cookies. Three of the chocolate chip cookies will get sent back to Earth for analysis, and the remaining two will go in the trash.   Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Astronauts have never had a home-cooked meal in space aboard the International Space Station.  Instead, their sustenance is prepared in briefcase-like "food warmers" strapped on to the walls.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Neil deGrasse Tyson: Here's how long you could survive on every planet in our solar systemSee Also:34 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancerThis is how the world's 5 youngest billionaires spend their time and moneyA Stanford design professor says switching out 'but' and 'have to' from your vocabulary will help you make better decisions
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LaQuan Smith celebrates Jordache collab
Victoria's Secret model Elsa Hosk, Luka Sabbat, Emily DiDonato, Alexandra Richards, Ryan Jamaal Swain and Tristan Mack Wilds all attended the event wearing the iconic denim brand.
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Justice Department asks court to scrap decades-old 'Paramount' antitrust decrees
The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday that it would ask a court to scrap decades-old 'Paramount' consent decrees enacted to protect movie theaters from powerful studios.
Days From Shutdown Deadline, Congress Races To Pass Temporary Government Funding Bill
With the government set to run out of money on Thursday lawmakers say another temporary funding measure is needed. A stopgap spending bill introduced funds federal agencies through December 20.
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How to bundle up like a celebrity
Even the hottest celebs can't fight off winter temperatures without some help.
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Sony patent may show a familiar-looking controller for the PS5
While Sony is still about a year away from releasing its next-generation console, we may have just gotten an early look at the device's new controller. Newly published images by Japan's patent office that were first spotted by VGC may provide some cl...
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Lawsuit claims Burger King's Impossible Whoppers are contaminated by meat
Burger King was sued on Monday by a vegan customer who accused the fast-food chain of contaminating its meatless "Impossible" Whoppers by cooking them on the same grills as its traditional meat burgers.
Pompeo: This is a complex political problem
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a major reversal of the US' longstanding policy on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, rejecting a 1978 State Department legal opinion that deemed the settlements "inconsistent with international law."
FDA approves first contact lens for nearsighted kids
Cooper Vision gets regulatory clearance to start selling disposable product for children with myopia
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Update to iOS and iPadOS 13.2.3 Today to Squash These Bugs
Apple is back with another fresh update to iOS 13. We’re assuming you’ve already made the plunge, but if not, now is as good a time as any to upgrade to the latest operating system for your iPhone and iPad. And if you’re already there, great! It’s time to install another update to deal with some annoying, lingering…Read more...
Everything is on the table for Rangers when it comes to Lias Andersson
Credit is owed the Rangers for treating Lias Andersson as they would any other young prospect required to earn minutes and not as an entitled seventh-overall selection of the 2017 entry draft that the Swede was just hours after the club had obtained that pick in the Derek Stepan deal with Arizona. Credit to the...
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NASA detects water vapor on Jupiter’s moon Europa
An international research team led by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland has, for the first time, detected water vapor above the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa.
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Deep-Sea Vents Might Solve Mystery of Ancient Ocean Carbon
Scientists have found deep-sea graphite that might help solve a deep-sea carbonaceous mystery, according to a new study.Read more...
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'We're still dodging it': Red tide returns in Florida
Red tide killed thousands of tons of marine life including sea turtles, manatees and dolphins last year.
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I worked at Toys R Us for 20 years before private equity killed my job. The same thing will happen to more workers if Congress doesn't take action.
AP/Julio Cortez After 20 years of working at Toys R Us, Giovanna De La Rosa was laid off after the company's bankruptcy. The bankruptcy came after private-equity firms loaded the company with debt and failed to invest in growing the brand. De La Rosa, along with other former Toys R US employees, fought back to save the brand and make sure workers were helped. De La Rosa is testifying on Tuesday to the House Financial Services Committee about private equity's role in the US economy. De La Rosa was an assistant manager at the Toys R Us, where she worked for 20 years. She is a leader with United For Respect and a member of the new "Mirror Board" of the Toys R Us spinoff, TRU Kids. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When people ask me about my career at Toys R Us, the first word that comes to my mind is "family." Over 20 years at the store in Chula Vista, California, coworkers became friends and friends family. I had a career that allowed me to make a stable home, support a child with special needs, and set some money aside for savings.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:American farmers have been crushed by Trump's trade war with China. That's about to change.California is attempting a massive labor experiment that could grow into a disaster for millions of workersThe US needs to copy China’s tech strategy to remain the top economy in the world
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks climb on Huawei extension, buoying U.S. Treasuries
Global equity markets edged higher on Monday, lifting prices of U.S. government debt, as a new 90-day extension allowing U.S. companies to do business with China's Huawei eased the latest spike in investor angst over U.S.-Sino trade tensions.
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The US gives Huawei its third 90 day support exemption from export ban
US kicks the can down the road again, hopes carriers will replace Chinese equipment.
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In major reversal, U.S. says Israeli settlements don't violate international law
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the shift in position a recognition of "the reality on the ground."
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Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon is highest since 2008
The rainforest lost 3,769 square miles of its vegetation over the last year
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Amazon offers free music streaming service; rival Spotify slips Inc said on Monday it has introduced an ad-supported free version of its music streaming service "Amazon Music".
Darius Slayton is turning into Dave Gettleman’s ‘special’ draft steal
Odell Beckham Jr. was unceremoniously traded in the offseason. Golden Tate was suspended for the first four games as his replacement for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Sterling Shepard has missed six games this season with multiple concussions. All of those factors have provided ample opportunity for Darius Slayton, the Giants’ fifth-round draft...
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Trump impeachment probe leads to $25M libel lawsuit
The impeachment inquiry into President Trump prompted a $25 million libel lawsuit Monday. An official with the National Security Council claims in Virginia court documents that he was wrongly accused of “lying, deceit and unethical conduct” by the Web site Politico and one of its reporters when they alleged that he fed Trump wrong, negative...
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Markelle Fultz’s resurgence could be for real
Markelle Fultz is taking baby steps. It beats going backwards. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft continues to remake himself with the Magic after his disappointing stint with the 76ers. On Sunday, he scored a career-high 19 points in a victory over the Wizards. He finished the game with a flourish, coming...
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Think of the children: FBI sought Interpol statement against end-to-end crypto
Backdoors are totally safe and companies should make them, draft resolution asserts.
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Husband found guilty in slaying of Massachusetts teacher, faces life sentence
The husband of a Massachusetts teacher who was found strangled and stabbed in the couple’s home two years ago was convicted Monday of killing her. Andrew MacCormack, 31, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the September 2017 death of Vanessa MacCormack, 30, by a Suffolk Superior Court jury after it deadlocked last week, the...
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Wealth-tax opposition is rooted in the era of American slavery, 2 economists say
Reuters Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have both put forward wealth tax plans that would hit the nation's richest citizens with steeper taxes in a bid to reduce inequality and pay for their progressive agendas. The plans have generated fierce blowback among some economists, Wall Street financiers and leading corporate leaders like Bill Gates, who argue that a wealth tax would stifle economic growth and hurt investment.  It's an argument that echoes back to the 19th century, when the brutal system of slavery was locked into the engine of the American economy, according to two economists at the University of California in a recent book. They argue the initial wellspring of anti-tax rhetoric emanated from the slaveowners of the South determined to defend their massive wealth built on the backs of the enslaved. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Taxing wealth is an idea now thrust to the center of the Democratic primary. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have both put forward wealth tax plans that would hit the nation's richest citizens with steeper taxes in a bid to reduce inequality and pay for their progressive agendas. The plans have generated fierce blowback among some economists, Wall Street financiers and leading corporate leaders like Bill Gates, who argue that a wealth tax would stifle economic growth and hurt investment. 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:Here's why Europe has mostly ditched wealth taxes over the last 25 years — even as Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders seek them for the USElizabeth Warren releases plan pledging to begin Medicare for All transition within first 100 days in officeHere's how much smaller the top 11 billionaires' fortunes would be if Bernie Sanders' or Elizabeth Warren's proposed wealth tax had been around since 1982SEE ALSO: Here's a running list of the most high-profile American billionaires and multi-millionaires who have asked the government to raise their taxes
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Nine dead after California sees three mass shootings in four days
Shootings at high school, home and backyard party prompt renewed calls for action against gun violenceNine people were killed in three mass shootings in California in just four days, marking a particularly brutal wave of gun violence incidents in the state.On Thursday morning, a 16-year-old student from Saugus high school in Santa Clarita, 30 miles north of Los Angeles, shot five classmates and then himself. Two of the victims, a 14-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl, succumbed to their injuries, as did the gunman. Continue reading...
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Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy Carter wins songwriting award at age 7
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
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U.K. Election Rivals Try to Offer Business Leaders a Friendly Face
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn made efforts to dispel past impressions in speeches to Britain’s largest industry group.
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Young Angelina Jolie loved filming her lesbian sex scenes
Angelina Jolie first made Page Six back in 1998. The future A-list actress spoke candidly about her same-sex love scenes with her “Gia” co-star Elizabeth Mitchell.
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Makeup-free portraits of women with acne, eczema, and rosacea will change the way you look at your skin
Sophie Harris-Taylor London-based photographer Sophie Harris-Taylor has created an exhibit that celebrates the beauty of real skin.  "Epidermis" features the portraits of 20 women with conditions ranging from severe cystic acne and rosacea to eczema and mild scarring.  Harris-Taylor, who struggled with severe acne throughout her teens and 20s, told Insider that she was inspired to create the series after noticing a lack of skin representation in media.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. From filters to Facetune, the illusion of picture-perfect skin can now be achieved with just a few swipes and clicks from our fingertips.  But London-based photographer Sophie Harris-Taylor is on a mission to show the beauty of real skin, and everything that comes with it.  "Epidermis," Harris-Taylor's powerful photo series, features the portraits of 20 makeup-free women with various skin conditions ranging from severe cystic acne and rosacea to eczema and mild inflammation.  Insider spoke to Harris-Taylor about the inspiration behind "Epidermis," the skin positivity movement, and how her exhibit is already changing lives. Sophie Harris-Taylor, 31, had "quite severe acne" through her teens and 20s. Sophie Harris-Taylor "At the time it made me feel quite badly," the photographer told Insider. "I was lacking in self-confidence and, back then, there wasn't this world of social media. All that you saw were magazines and films, and everyone had perfect skin."  And, at the time, acne felt "quite taboo," Harris-Taylor added.  "You wouldn't really talk about it with people," she said. "I think people felt uncomfortable asking about it, and I felt like I couldn't bring it up. It was always the elephant in the room."  Harris-Taylor's skin eventually cleared up after she went on three rounds of Accutane, an oral medication that treats severe cystic acne. Sophie Harris-Taylor "I don't have acne anymore, but I also don't have flawless skin," she said. "I've been left with scars and I have flare-ups." Even as social media ushered in a new era of body positivity, Harris-Taylor noticed that little was changing when it came to skin. Sophie Harris-Taylor While brands were being hailed for celebrating their models' stretch marks, Harris-Taylor said she wondered why everyone's skin still had to be perfect in fashion ads.   "There still seemed to be a lack of skin representation," she said. "It felt like skin was still always made to look flawless."  And Harris-Taylor noticed that the filters on her social media apps were only adding to this illusion.  "I had a picture of my baby open on my phone, and I clicked on the bunny ears that came up on my Instagram," she said. "Not only did it give him the bunny ears, but it made his skin even more plastic — and he's got really smooth skin, he's a one-year-old," she added.  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:I took trains all the way from Istanbul to London, and eastern and western Europe felt like different worldsThese 7 underwater cities and towns are open to visitors, and they're absolutely stunning10 of the best and 10 of the worst Danny DeVito movies of all time
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Man called in bomb threat to Manhattan federal court to dodge drug test
A heroin dealer was busted for calling in a bomb threat to Manhattan federal court in a failed bid to avoid taking a drug test, according to court records. Gregory Herman is accused of calling the threat on June 5 — just 49 minutes before he was due to pee in a cup, the complaint...
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Many Americans are planning to work through retirement, even if they don't need the money
Caiaimage/Agnieszka Olek/Getty A growing number of Gen Xers and baby boomers simply aren't ready to retire. Nearly one-third of Americans over 40 said they would continue working part time after retiring from their career (or they already have), even if there's no financial need, according to a new survey from TD Ameritrade. Most of the respondents want to hold a job in their later years to keep their mind sharp and stymie boredom. The new data underscores previous research that found Americans over 65 who are still working expect to hold a job until age 72, on average. For people who claim Social Security benefits before their full retirement age and continue working, the amount and taxation of the benefit may be affected. Read more personal finance coverage. A growing number of Gen Xers and baby boomers are rejecting traditional retirement.  TD Ameritrade recently surveyed 2,000 people between the ages of 40 and 79 about their plans for retirement. About 31% of the respondents said they would continue working part time — or already have — after retiring from their career, even if there's no financial need.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A podiatrist explains heel spurs, the medical condition Trump said earned him a medical deferment from VietnamSee Also:I saved $100,000 before age 25 with the help of an app I've used for yearsI built my emergency fund $100 at a time, but I didn't make real progress until I opened a high-yield savings accountI spent 3 years saving 25% of my take-home pay thanks to a handful of everyday strategies that made all the difference
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Mom who hunts ‘organic’ meat gets death threats for dead animal photos
A New Zealand mother who hunts to provide “organic” meat for her family claims she’s been getting death threats over social media photos with dead animals. Lucy Rose Jaine, 29, says she is against intensive factory-farmed food and hunts animals like wild pigs, deer, boars and wallabies to ensure what they eat is “organic and...
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Some people enjoy getting sick because it lets them take a break
Believe it or not, nearly one in three Americans enjoy getting sick so they can take a break from their everyday life, according to new research. A new survey of over 2,300 Americans found a surprising 29 percent of people actually welcome being sick from time-to-time in order to get some rest from their day-to-day...
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3 Ways to Help Introverts Shine in an Extrovert-Leaning Workplace
It's up to leaders to ensure outspoken corporate cultures don't silence their quietest and brightest team players.
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Is Ear Candling for Real?
Plenty of folks swear that ear candling works, and if you’re trying to be good and not use Q-tips, this spa service may seem like a reasonable way to get earwax out of your ears. Unfortunately, the claims are too good to be true.Read more...
What We Can Learn From the Near-Death of the Banana
Monocultures, when only a single variety is cultivated, are foreboding for more than just bananas. Here's how computer scientists have learned from their dangers as well.
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