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Younger motorists may be banned from night driving in U.K. safety push

The U.K. is considering banning newly qualified motorists from driving at night in a bid to boost safety on its roads. Other measures could include banning passengers under a certain age from traveling with young drivers.
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Graham asks State Department for documents related to the Bidens and Ukraine
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham is seeking documents related to former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden's previous work in Ukraine, as President Donald Trump and his Republican allies have called for an investigation into the Democratic 2020 hopeful.
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Gay penguins try to hatch egg after swiping it from straight couple
A same-sex penguin couple is anxiously waiting for their snatched egg to hatch, after kidnapping it from an unsuspecting heterosexual penguin pair. The male African penguins at DierenPark Amersfoort zoo in the Netherlands purloined the penguin egg in a moment when the “breeding” couple wasn’t paying attention, Dutch News reported. Their zookeeper, Marc Belt, says...
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Facebook agrees to hand over documents in California privacy probe
Facebook has agreed to turn over additional documents after the California state attorney general’s office went to court this month to compel the social media firm to comply with requests for information in its privacy investigation. Under a joint stipulation filed in San Francisco Superior Court this week, the company agreed by Nov. 26 to...
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Recipe: Soul Sprouts, from JBJ Soul Kitchen
A dish, perfect for Thanksgiving, from singer and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi, whose restaurants help feed the homeless and needy in New Jersey
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GB without Andy Murray again for Davis Cup quarters
Andy Murray will not play in Great Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final against Germany with captain Leon Smith sticking with the team who beat Kazakhstan.
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Warren pledges not to nominate 'wealthy donors,' but has approved them in Senate
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has denounced big donor influence in politics, but her own voting record shows she has supported the nomination of bundlers to ambassador roles.
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William Barr: Jeffrey Epstein’s death was ‘perfect storm of screw-ups’
Attorney General William Barr said the suicide of notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein in a Lower Manhattan lockup was the result of “a perfect storm of screw-ups,” as he sought to dampen conspiracy theories about the death. “I can understand people who immediately, whose minds went to sort of the worst-case scenario because it was a...
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Davis Cup 2019: Great Britain v Germany quarter-final – live!
Live updates from the two singles and one doubles matchCanada beat Australia after Kyrgios pulls out with injuryDrop Tumaini an email | Tweet @tumcarayol 4.19pm GMT These two upcoming quarterfinal ties will have a tough act to follow. Earlier today, the two-man next gen Russian team of Andrey Rublev and Karen Khachanov took out Novak Djokovic’s Serbian team in a dramatic final doubles rubber, defeating Djokovic and Viktor Troicki 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(8) while saving three match points in the process. There was good tennis, bad tennis (four singles players in a tense doubles match is not always pretty), Troicki screaming at the umpire and plenty of drama.Put four singles players on a doubles court and let the chaos commence.Two riveting hours in the company of Rublev, Khachanov, Djokovic and Troicki. Wanted it to never end. Russia save multiple match points to reach the SFs vs. Canada. #DavisCupFinals pic.twitter.com/a0LnPtCkBE 4.12pm GMT Here are the official nominations for tonight. As, Great Britain and Germany do battle on Stadium 2, Spain and Argentina will face off in the main stadium and could provide plenty of its own drama should Pella win that crucial first rubber.OOP 1730hCentre CourtPella vs Carreno BustaSchwarztman vs NadalGonzalez/Mayer vs Granollers/Lopez#ARGESPStadium 2Edmund vs KohlschreiberEvans vs StruffJ. Murray/Skupski vs Krawietz/Mies#GBRGER#DavisCupMadridFinals #byRakuten Continue reading...
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Tesla's new Cybertruck might be able to turn into a 'Cybercamper' with a tent for sleeping in the back (TSLA)
Tesla Tesla on Thursday night revealed the Cybertruck, its new six-person pickup truck. The electric truck ranges in price between $39,990 and $76,900, and production is planned to begin by the end of 2021. The vehicle's specs and a rendering of the truck at a campsite with tent and cooking add-ons have some Tesla fans speculating that a 'Cybercamper' may one day be possible. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla Cybertruck's controversial style and decked out armor-like exterior and towing capability seem like overkill for everyday driving, but they could be perfect for camping just about anywhere. During the presentation, Tesla emphasized that the Cybertruck is "completely adaptable for your needs." The company is marketing the truck as the best of a truck and a sports car, but information on its website hints at other future possibilities.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Apple just revealed its AirPods Pro for $249, which feature noise cancellation. Here's everything that was wrong with the $159 pair of the wireless headphones.See Also:Elon Musk's Cybertruck is getting roasted on Twitter, and people think it looks like everything from badly rendered video games to rubber doorstops'Oh my f---ing god': Watch Elon Musk's reaction after Tesla's lead designer cracked a window on the Cybertruck that Musk suggested was stronger than normal car glassTesla reveals Cybertruck, a 6-passenger pickup featuring 3 motors, armored glass, and up to 500 miles of rangeSEE ALSO: 17 photos from inside Trump's tour of an Apple factory with Tim Cook
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Sacha Baron Cohen and Neil Young stand up to Facebook
In separate incidents, singer Neil Young and actor Sacha Baron Cohen ripped into Facebook.  Cohen used an acceptance speech for the International Leadership Award at the Anti-Defamation League’s Never is Now summit to torch the social media platform and Zuckerberg's stance on free speech.  Noting the rise of demagogues and conspiracy theories, Cohen also pointed out that "hate crimes are surging as are murderous attacks on religious and ethnic minorities." Tying it all together? According to Cohen, “All this hate and violence is being facilitated by a handful of internet companies that amount to the greatest propaganda machine in history." Read more...More about Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Sacha Baron Cohen, Neil Young, and Tech
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Digital ad spend is sinking in China – but other countries are emerging
At Business Insider Intelligence, our mission is to bring you the most important insights, data and analysis from the digital world. So when we come across outstanding research from our partners that we think our audience can benefit from, we like to make sure you hear about it.  That's why we're giving you a preview of one of eMarketer's most popular reports: Global Digital Ad Spending 2019. You can purchase and download the full report here. Despite caution signs of a global economic slowdown, advertisers are not so quick to hit the breaks with their spending. While total media and digital spending seems to be decelerating since 2018, this is simply a sign that efforts are about to be rerouted. With a growing need for advertisers to demonstrate ROI of their marketing efforts, all signs point towards tech, data, and e-commerce as digital spending grows to encompass half the global market. As we wind down 2019, strategy will take a turn as advertisers continue moving forward towards a promising road ahead. .See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Vodafone is leaning on Google AI for an operations revampBrazilian neobank Neon is looking to triple its staff and user base next yearThese are the 5 biggest digital trends to track as we head into 2020
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Sylvia. Dalila. Céline. Julie. French Women Plaster Names of Domestic Violence Victims on Walls to Demand Action
Activists says over 130 women have died from domestic abuse this year in France
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Question Time’s £80K man was wrong about the top 5%. But the super-rich are on another planet | Torsten Bell
Those in his earning bracket have far more in common with workers on average pay than they do with the 1%If you live in Bolton and earn more than £80,000, you’re rich compared with your neighbours. Really rich. The average pay for all workers is just £22,000 and one in four earns less than £15,000. And yes, you’re still rich among the country as a whole: only 5% of earners make more than £80,000 – about 1.6 million people.That’s the context to the Question Time row in Bolton – with an audience member refusing to accept that a tax on those, like him, earning over £80,000 would hit only top earners. He was very wrong, but he’s not alone in misreading where he stands versus other earners. People tend to assume they’re closer to the middle than they actually are, whether they’re rich or poor. Continue reading...
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Hot takes as opinion cools on Tesla Cybertruck
Ars staff calls it like they see it on Musk’s Cybertruck.
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UK knew in 2016 of Trump's 'suspicious links' to Russia, book claims
No 10 did not ‘push matter’ to avoid offending US president, say commissioners of Steele dossierThe UK’s intelligence agencies were aware that Donald Trump may have been compromised by the Kremlin but Theresa May’s government – including then-foreign secretary Boris Johnson – chose not to pursue the matter for fear of offending the US president, a new book claims.According to Crime in Progress, to be published next week in the US and UK, MI6 was “already aware” in 2016 of “suspicious links” between Russia and the Trump campaign. The book is written by Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, who co-founded the Washington research firm Fusion GPS. Continue reading...
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Report: Bayern Munich Keen to Open Talks with Mauricio Pochettino
Bayern Munich are reportedly keen to open talks with Mauricio Pochettino with regards to taking on the manager's job at the Allianz Arena following his dismissal from Tottenham Hotspur...
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Pokémon Sword and Shield’s wild area keeps me coming back
As soon as I’m crowned league champion in a Pokémon game, that’s usually it for me. Once the main campaign is over, the games quickly lose their appeal; I’ve never been one to go back just to fill out my pokédex or hunt down rare, legendary creatures. But that’s changed with Pokémon Sword and Shield, the latest titles for the Nintendo Switch. And it’s all because of the brand-new wild area: a vast, open plain that’s the perfect place to revisit. What’s most interesting about the wild area is how it’s different from traditional spaces in a Pokémon game. These games are all structured in a very specific way: a series of linear routes, with a few branching paths that connect the various towns, mines, and other important locations. It’s all... Continue reading…
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How sports is Seven Worlds, One Planet: Episode 4?
Photo by Reinhard Dirscherl\ullstein bild via Getty Images David Attenborough’s new show is epic ... and sports. We continue our extremely important mission to conduct a scene-by-scene review of the BBC’s new nature documentary, Seven Worlds, One Planet, in order to see how sports it is. We determined that Episode 1, which focused on Antarctica, was reasonably sports. Asia was very sports, as was South America. Time for ... Episode 4 Australia Scene 1: Cassowary Australia is indisputably the weirdest continent. Approximately 99 percent of the planet’s strangest creatures call it home, including SB Nation’s James Dator. Venomous spiders are eaten by venomous snakes are eaten by the world’s biggest crocodiles are surfed on by wombats are cheered on by (venomous) duck-billed platypuses, etc., etc. Given Australia’s bounty of weirdness, it’s only natural that we begin with what is probably the oddest bird of all. Any bird with an “Attacks on Humans” subhead of its Wikipedia page is worth paying attention to, if only so you know to stay the hell away. Cassowaries don’t kill people that often, but when they do, they like kick us to death, using their wicked claws to tear through flesh, innards and bone. Think a very large kiwi with a bright head crest, a velociraptor’s talons and murderous intent. Then make it 50 times larger and 50 times as murderous. Now you have a cassowary. Big bird booty coming through!#SevenWorldsOnePlanet pic.twitter.com/8CvHmh0P7T— BBC Earth (@BBCEarth) November 17, 2019 Given that scene-setting, the BBC have opted to give us a segment about parenting. Cassowary fathers raise their chicks alone for nine months, and this one is leading his two chicks through the jungle to find fruit. The trio encounter a little stream, which they must cross in search of food. One chick jumps in ... Well, this little guy gets a 10/10 for trying #SevenWorldsOnePlanet pic.twitter.com/UCDeoLHPPJ— BBC Earth (@BBCEarth) November 17, 2019 ... but the other does not, deciding to try to find its own way through the jungle. What finds him first? Snakes? Monitor lizards? Dad? Dad! DAD. The cassowary family is united once more. This scene was surprisingly uplifting, mostly because I excepted the chicks to be devoured by crocodiles as soon as they got anywhere near water. This is northern Australia, after all, and I’m conditioned to expect crocodiles in every creek. Aesthetics 5/10 Cassowaries are extremely unusual looking birds, but they’re not good looking birds. Difficulty 4/10 Fording a stream less than a foot deep doesn’t seem very hard at all, although I’m going to give some bonus points for that stream being in an Australian jungle that would certainly kill me within two hours if I found myself lost there. Competitiveness 0/10 There’s a lot of tension here but no true climax, and therefore no competition. Overall 10/30 Last week we determined that misplacing your children isn’t sports, and it still isn’t. Scene 2: Flying Foxes Until today, I had never really considered how bats drink. But a large bat is extremely ungainly, and so finds it difficult to get off the ground, hence all the hanging upside down from trees and in caves and whatnot. Flying foxes — with a five-foot wingspan, they’re a very large kind of fruit bat — get all the food they need in the trees. Their water, though? That takes a special trick. As it turns out, they drink by skimming the surface of a river for exactly long enough to soak the long fur on their chests, then return to their roosts to lap it up. It’s a skillful, impressive maneuver, and also — AHHHHH- In this land of extremes, even a quick dip can mean death. #SevenWorldsOnePlanet pic.twitter.com/IHXUD9aCMU— BBC Earth (@BBCEarth) November 17, 2019 Some flying foxes are much luckier than others.#SevenWorldsOnePlanet #acloseshave pic.twitter.com/1FnvpaEOka— BBC Earth (@BBCEarth) November 17, 2019 Right. Here’s where all the crocodiles missing from the cassowary scene have ended up, a sort of drinks gauntlet for these poor fruit bats. “Every two metres of river, there is a crocodile,” says our friend Mr. Attenborough. Australia! Aesthetics 8/10 There’s a beauty in contrasts. Take a bat, full of darting grace, have it skim across the water just so, skillful and serene and then BLAM! a crocodile. Ambush and speed and shock. It is an unpleasant mix for a flying fox, of course, but makes for a fun scene. Difficulty 10/10 Collecting water on the wing, having to dip into the river just so without making what would be a fatal splash landing, is difficult enough. Now add crocodiles. Eesh. Competitiveness 5/10 Catching a bat as it’s flying over you is quite hard, but it’s still not much of a fair fight, if you’re a crocodile. Overall 23/30 I’m a professional journalist. Of course I think drinking is a sport. Scene 3: The Kangaroo Hunt In formation #SevenWorldsOnePlanet pic.twitter.com/uWkw5DyWZm— BBC Earth (@BBCEarth) November 17, 2019 Kangaroos have a top speed of something like 40 mph, which they can sustain for more than a mile. Catching one on open ground is more or less impossible, even for dingos. Although they’re fast in their own right, dingos can’t get close to kangaroos on the plains. So how do they hunt them at all? The answer is that they turn the kangaroo’s great weapon — their hop — against them. Having failed to take them on level ground, these dingos learn their lesson. They find a new herd of kangaroos on uneven ground, and guide them up a hill, then chase them down it. While a kangaroo’s hopping motion gives it plenty of speed, it’s also less stable than the dingo’s running gait, and it’s especially hard to control going downhill: You can guess what happens once they crash. Aesthetics 8/10 Neither of these animals is particularly pretty, but they move beautifully, especially the kangaroos, whose long hops are wonderfully alien to most nature shows. Difficulty 9/10 Hunting down one of the faster land animals in the world using only your legs? Don’t even try. Competitiveness 9/10 A close match which required clever tactics for the dingos to earn a win. Overall 26/30 Very sports. Scene 4: Sexy Spiders I suspect that even the most committed arachnophobe would have no problem with jumping spiders. They’re tiny, don’t sneak up on you, have relatively cute little faces and extremely cute little bounces. Unlike most spiders, jumping spiders are active hunters, which means they need acute vision and big eyes. (That might explain the cuteness.) Also they have some very amusing courtship routines. Female jumping spiders frequently eat the male spiders if they’re unimpressed by their dance moves. They also frequently eat the male spiders even if they are impressed by their dance moves, but let them mate first. This was presumably evolved as a metaphor for capitalism. Aesthetics 6/10 I like jumping spiders a lot. Unfortunately, these particular spiders are not among the most impressive specimens. Let’s survey some of their competitors: Lee Hua Ming / Barcroft Media via Getty Images A flathead jumper Getty Images I think this is a peacock spider but it’s only labelled ‘Portraits of Insects’ in Getty’s database so don’t take my word for it I’m not a spider expert. Also, spiders aren’t insects Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images A regal jumping spider Difficulty 7/10 Seducing a spider with your dance moves seems like quite the challenge. The only thing I have ever successfully achieved while dancing is concussing myself. Competition 7/10 Think of all the generations of spiders who’ve had to out-dance each other to get here. Think of all the male spiders who are falling at life’s last hurdle. Nature, red in tooth and dance. Overall 20/30 Sex is one of the original sports. Scene 5: Thirst Lizards Another ant bites the dust #SevenWorldsOnePlanet pic.twitter.com/xAoJjUENJ9— BBC Earth (@BBCEarth) November 17, 2019 Spiky and dry. The thorny devil is a pretty apt ambassador for the Australian Outback, one of the world’s more hostile deserts. Finding food is a problem for its inhabitants, but perhaps less of a problem than finding water. Perentie lizards, the continent’s largest monitor, slake their thirst by eating other lizards (to be honest, this is not my recommended course of action), so when the rains do come, it’s probably unwise for any other lizard to go head-down in a puddle. A thorny devil’s spikes might look impressive, but they’re no use against the 40-pound perentie. What’s the solution? Sponge impersonation. When a thorny devil finds a puddle, it simply wades into it with its head up. The fine groves between its scales act as capillaries, funneling the water over its body and towards its mouth, and allowing the little lizard to remain vigilant for predators even while drinking. Aesthetics 8/10 I’m not sure that spikes are really my thing, but even if a lizard isn’t quite in one’s preferred style, one has to appreciate a lizard done well. Even if you don’t like Gothic architecture, for instance, you’re going to be impressed by the Cologne Cathedral. Yes, I am calling the thorny devil the Cologne Cathedral of spikes. Difficulty 9/10 I think the human equivalent of this would be, something like standing in your drink and trying to spoon it into your mouth somehow. This is biomechanically feasible, but I’m not going to attempt it. Competition 6/10 Would be zero, sponges not being known competitors. But then there’s a perentie on the prowl, and that rather spices things up. Overall 23/30 I’m a professional journalist. Of course I think drinking is a sport. Scene 6: Budgies Most of inner Australia is a desert, which is my way of saying that yes, this is another scene about drinking. It’s also a scene about budgerigars, which turn out to be expert desert-dwellers. Outside pet shops, their native habitat, budgies have adapted superbly well to the heart of Australia, where they gather in immense flocks and drift from billabong to billabong, where they can get a drink. Nature is beautiful #SevenWorldsOnePlanet pic.twitter.com/VhLzNFNSuL— BBC Earth (@BBCEarth) November 17, 2019 But this is Australia, where drinking is exceptionally dangerous. Whenever the flock stops, they’re hunted by birds of prey. The predators also need to drink, so the budgies can get a few sips in while they’re grounded, but there’s not enough time for all of them to quench their thirst. In the air, budgies are difficult to catch. They fly in close enough formation that hawks have trouble singling them out as individuals, which they need to do if they’re going to grab one on the wing. But eventually the flock has to go back to the water to drink. They do so under the gaze of some very hungry eyes. When the hawk moves to strike, the budgies take off as fast as they can. Too slow, and they’ll become ex-parakeets. Aesthetics 9/10 I’m a sucker for bird flocks of basically any stripe. A murmuration of starlings? Yes, please. Canada geese flying in a V as they migrate? Fantastic. Budgies add that nice flash of yellowy-green too. Lovely stuff. Difficulty 8/10 From the hawks’ perspective, quite difficult. From the budgies’, this amounts to ‘drink fast’, and I can do that. Bonus points, however, for this bird deliberately making it harder from themself. He’d never leave a budgie behind. No friend left behind! #SevenWorldsOnePlanet pic.twitter.com/IaRGpvaqqk— BBC Earth (@BBCEarth) November 17, 2019 Competition 7/10 Overwhelming numbers are the only reason that hawk vs. budgerigar is a contest. Overall 24/30 I’m a professional journalist. Of course I think drinking is a sport. Scene 7: That is a LOT of Sharks We can’t have an Australia episode without the Great Barrier Reef, damaged by anthropogenic climate change though it may be. But we’re not focusing on the corals or their inhabitants here. Instead, we’re treated to a shark hunt, and on a titanic scale. When you think of a shark hunt, what comes to mind? For me, it’s something like a great white blowing right out of the water to end some unfortunate sea critter: But shark attacks are not always so dramatic, or so individualistic. Sharks have spent hundreds of millions of years hunting whatever critters come their way, and they’ve evolved all sort of techniques to catch as many of them as possible. And along Australia’s north coast, they sometimes turn shepherd. When conditions are right, once every decade or so, they do so in absurd numbers. Millions of fish are driven by hundreds of sharks right up against the coast, penned in while they wait to attack. So many fish are jammed into such a tight space that the overall effect is like an oil slick: BBC Earth Fish (centre) herded against the shore by sharks Have I mentioned that there are a lot of sharks? There are a lot of sharks. The whole thing looks slightly unreal. BBC Earth The sharks wait until just the right moment, when they have as many fish as possible trapped, and then they feast. Yum yum. Aesthetics 10/10 The sheer scale here is mind-blowing and the cinematography captures it perfectly. There are so many sharks involved that it’s hard to even process from the top-down view. Difficulty 7/10 Herding fish takes patience and extreme coordination, and I have neither. Competitiveness 2/10 This isn’t much of a contest once the sharks take the handbrake off. Overall 19/30 Fishing is a sport, so this is probably a sport. Scene 7: Those Poor Devils Tasmanian devils have had a rough go of things. The entire devil population on the Australian mainland wiped out thousands of years ago, more or less coincidental with the introduction of the dingo from Asia. Their last stronghold is — or more accurately, was — Tasmania, Australia’s biggest island. There they are cut off from dingos by the Bass Strait. Unfortunately, in the last 30 years a non-dingo population has arisen in the form of a transmissible cancer. Devil facial tumor disease can spread by biting, and since devils love to bite each other, it has spread like wildfire through almost the whole population. The tumors caused by DFTD eventually prevent devils from eating, starving them to death. Given that it should come as no surprise that the Tasmanian devil is now endangered. This quiet scene shows one of the last wild devil families, isolated from DFTD by living on an islet off the Tasmanian coast. While their mother scavenges a wallaby corpse from a beach, the pups explore the area outside their den, doing the sorts of things all babies do: trying to eat rocks, annoying some ants, and dragging a stick into the house for absolutely no reason. The great, all powerful, and terrifying….rock #SevenWorldsOnePlanet #thatdeesculatedquickly pic.twitter.com/cm8gFNI9cU— BBC Earth (@BBCEarth) November 17, 2019 They’re very cute. Aesthetics 7/10 Baby animals goofing around is high marks every time. Difficulty 0/10 The mother’s meal is already dead and the pups’ idea of a good time is harassing a rock. Competitiveness 0/10 Nothing happens. Overall 7/30 Definitely not a sport.
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Seeking nominations for the top YouTube and Instagram influencer-led direct-to-consumer brands
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Business Insider is launching a list of the top YouTube and Instagram influencer-led direct-to-consumer brands. We want to hear from you on which brands founded by creators are the most valuable and impactful.  Please submit your ideas through this form by December 1. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories and lists. In 2014, influencer Jeffree Star founded his makeup line, Jeffree Star Cosmetics, with the goal of creating a lightweight liquid-to-matte lipstick. Today, the company sells a range of products, from eyeshadow palettes, merchandise, to concealer, and recently made headlines after Star collaborated with YouTube creator Shane Dawson on a collection that crashed Shopify from "extremely high shopping volumes," according to the e-commerce platform.  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:Doctor Mike went viral on Instagram for being attractive. Now he's focused on building his YouTube business and moving beyond the superficial.The top 18 talent agents for YouTube creators and influencersYouTube star Toddy Smith takes us inside his influencer business and what it's like to be in David Dobrik's Vlog Squad
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Russia Moves to Ban Sales of Gadgets Without Russian-Made Software
Smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and computers that don’t have Russian-made software pre-installed could not be sold in Russia under new legislation that passed Russia’s lower house in parliament this week, according to a BBC report. The law, which would go into effect in July 2020 if it becomes law, may have…Read more...
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China’s Xi wants to work out US trade deal on basis of ‘mutual respect’
Economists warn that a prolonged dispute between the world’s two largest economies is elevating risks to the global economy by disrupting supply chains, curtailing investment and curbing business confidence.
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Kendall Jenner stepped out in $1,450 combat boots that come with pouches for when you don't want to carry a purse
Splash News Kendall Jenner is known for making memorable fashion statements. On Thursday in New York City, Jenner was spotted wearing a black-and-white outfit featuring a unique pair of Prada combat boots. The boots are complete with nylon zipper pouches on the sides — perfect for storing small items, snacks, or anything one might put in a tiny purse. Jenner's $1,450 leather boots are also known to be a favorite of Bella Hadid. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Kendall Jenner is taking a page from Bella Hadid's fashion playbook. The 24-year-old model was spotted out and about in New York yesterday wearing monster Prada combat boots that Hadid has worn several times before.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A 45-year-long study discovered trends in successful hyper-intelligent childrenSee Also:Kendall Jenner wore a clashing leather jacket and pants with square-toed heels, combining fall's biggest trendsAdidas is releasing a new 'Star Wars' sneaker collection that fans will loveSelena Gomez embraced fall fashion in a velvet dress with platform sandals
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George Eliot translation of Spinoza sheds new light on her fiction
Novelist’s work on the philosopher’s landmark Ethics helped develop her astute grasp of human emotionHaving languished in obscurity for more than a century, a new edition of George Eliot’s translation of Spinoza’s Ethics will be published next year, shedding new light on the creator of Middlemarch.The author, born Mary Ann Evans, completed her translation of this central text of western philosophy in 1856, before she had taken on her pen name and while she was living in Berlin with George Lewes. If a publisher had taken it up, it would have been the first translation of the Ethics into English. But Lewes fell out with publisher Henry Bohn over £25, and the work fell by the wayside while Evans moved on to fiction and her nom de plume with the publication of Scenes from Clerical Life in 1857 and Adam Bede in 1859. Continue reading...
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Prince Andrew's fall from grace brings uncertain times for the monarchy
After a difficult year, the last thing Britain’s royal family needed was the Duke of York’s self-inflicted crisis The unprecedented banishment of Prince Andrew to the outer reaches of the royal firm, without a useful future role or official engagements, free – presumably – to spend more time with his golf clubs, comes at a critical time for the family.After the calamities of the 1990s and the patient rebuilding of reputation that followed, all seemed set fair only 18 months ago. The Queen was still soldiering stoically on into her 90s, working on her red boxes of official papers every day as she had done for the previous seven decades and attending 293 engagements during the year. Prince Harry had just married Meghan Markle to popular acclaim, seemingly inaugurating a new era for the royal family. And the succession was secure to three generations, if they played their cards right. Continue reading...
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Floyd Mayweather should disappear into retirement forever, because a comeback could end in tears
REUTERS/Issei Kato Floyd Mayweather teased a boxing comeback on Instagram saying he is "coming out of retirement in 2020." If true, it would be his first professional fight for three years, bar a first round knockout in an exhibition bout on December 31, 2018. Many great boxers before Mayweather did not know when to call it quits, and ended their careers on a low. Mayweather has one of the greatest and most iconic records in boxing history — 50 wins against no losses, with victories over Manny Pacquiao, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, and Oscar de la Hoya. Mayweather might not stop fighting until he loses, and that would be a crying shame — but the one crying the hardest would be him. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Floyd Mayweather has always promised blood and sweat before he competes in the ring, but if he ever does return to the fight game for one final cash-grab, it could end in tears — and the tears would be his. Mayweather has made coming out of retirement a business. A comeback, the American knows, means a money fight, something Mayweather knows plenty about.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:Deontay Wilder, the 'John Wick' of boxing, says he relaxes by firing guns through obstacle courses at SWAT team rangesA female MMA fighter has died after collapsing in the ring, but fight organizers say all competitors are 'prepared that they may be injured'The 15 richest billionaire NFL club owners, and how they made their fortuneSEE ALSO: Take a look inside the new and improved Straight Blast Gym where John Kavanagh trains Conor McGregor and James Gallagher
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Before we decide that Tesla has lost its mind with a zany Cybertruck, remember that it's a 'halo' vehicle that resets the Tesla story (TSLA)
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The best fitness trackers
There is no shortage of fitness trackers to choose from, but after our testing and research, the Garmin Vivosport came out on top. Its accurate tracking, sleek design, and advanced features like waterproofing and built-in GPS make it a well-rounded tool for keeping tabs on your workouts and activities. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are fast approaching, and many products in this guide will likely be on sale. You can check out our Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal coverage on Insider Picks here. The line between fitness trackers and smartwatches is blurring as smartwatches offer more fitness tools. While devices like the Apple Watch Series 5 and the Fitbit Versa are strong choices for tracking your daily activity, we decided to stay in the fitness tracker realm for this guide. Those looking for a device dedicated to tracking daily activity, workouts, and sleep have a vast number of choices even without including members of the smartwatch family. To help you decide on the best fitness tracker for your needs, there are a few things you'll want to take into consideration: Comfort and design: Since you'll be wearing your tracker on a daily basis (even to bed if you want to track sleep) comfort is definitely a priority. If it's not comfortable, you won't want to wear it often, which defeats the whole purpose of a fitness tracker. The same goes for design. If you have a small wrist, you may want a tracker with a sleeker, more understated look. Or maybe the display is most important to you, and you like the idea of being able to read the time and date as well as your fitness stats. Fitness trackers come in all shapes and sizes, so you'll be able to find one that suits your style. Features: Not all fitness trackers are created equal when it comes to this arena. If you're looking for a no-frills fitness tracker, then one that tracks steps and your sleep might suffice. However, if you work out often or want more insights into how your activity impacts your overall fitness level, a more advanced tracker with a heart rate monitor or a built-in GPS may be the one for you. You should also consider the types of workouts you like to do. For example, if you're a swimmer, waterproofing is a must. Just starting out on your fitness journey? A device that coaches you and gives you goals to work towards may provide the extra motivation you need to stay on track. App experience: Most fitness trackers are designed to work in tandem with your smartphone, syncing the data collected with a downloaded application. This allows you to gain even more insight into your health and save the information collected to track your progress over time. Unfortunately, not all apps are created equal, and you may find there are some app experiences you prefer over others. It's important to choose a fitness tracker that gives you a good app experience. Easy navigation and compatibility with your phone's operating system are a must. There are many factors to consider, but we also tested multiple devices and analyzed the reviews to find the best fitness trackers you can buy. Whether you're interested in advanced workout stats, or simply want a general overview of your activity for the day, our list features fitness trackers with a wide range of capabilities so you can find the one best suited to your lifestyle. Here are the best fitness trackers you can buy: Best fitness tracker overall: Garmin Vivosport Best no-frills fitness tracker: Misfit Ray Best fitness tracker for workouts: Fitbit Charge 3 Best stylish fitness tracker: Fitbit Alta HR Best affordable fitness tracker: Huawei Band 2 Pro Best fitness tracker for motivation: Moov Now Best fitness tracker for kids: Garmin Vivofit Junior 2 Best fitness tracker that looks like a watch: Misfit Path Best fitness tracking smart ring: Motiv Ring Updated on 11/21/2019 by Caitlin Petreycik: Updated prices, links, and formatting. Added the Fitbit Charge 3 as the best fitness tracker for workouts. Added related guides. The best fitness tracker overall Garmin The Garmin Vivosport is a great all-around fitness tracker with accurate step counting and heart rate data that can give you an in-depth analysis of your fitness. The Garmin Vivosport packs an impressive number of features into a sleek band with a color display. I got to test the Vivosport myself and can confidently say that it lives up to the positive reviews it has received and it will be my personal go-to fitness tracker. The first thing I noticed was how comfortable the Vivosport is for daily wear. I loved the slim design, which is much appreciated because I have small wrists that are dwarfed by most wearables. The screen is a bit small, but the 72 x 144-pixel resolution allowed me to clearly read any information that appeared on the screen, and the color display was a nice added touch.  I like a fitness tracker that can also double as a watch, and within the Garmin app you can choose from different watch faces, so I could decide how I wanted the time and date displayed. The screen was easy to navigate, though I did notice it could be a bit sensitive at times, and it was easy to swipe to a screen I didn't mean to land on. Overall, this was a minor annoyance, and I would much rather have the screen be sensitive than unresponsive. The screen is always on, too, so you can see the time or your stats without tapping to wake it up. The Vivosport comes in two sizes: Small/Medium and Large. While it doesn't come with a lot of style options (you can't change out bands) it does come in a few different color schemes. The fact that this tracker has a built-in GPS was a huge benefit to me as a runner. I loved that the Vivosport easily doubled as my running watch, tracking the distance I ran without needing the use of my phone's GPS. I could leave my phone at home if I chose to do so. Along with the GPS, it also features heart rate monitoring, VO2 fitness testing, stress monitoring, stairs climbed, steps taken, and sleep tracking. In addition, the Vivosport has built-in sports modes that include running, cycling, cardio training, and strength training. Swimmers can rejoice as well, because the Vivosport is also waterproof. I jumped in the shower with it many times with no issues. The battery life is also impressive. Although, while Garmin says it can last up to 7 days, I found that when I used the GPS on my runs it lasted closer to 4 days before I had to charge it.  As far as app experience goes, I found the Garmin Connect app easy to navigate, and loved how detailed the stats were when it came to my daily activity as well as my workouts. I had no issues with it, and liked how neatly everything was laid out on the home page. You can click on each section to reveal a "boatload of stats" as DC Rainmaker says in his review. The Vivosport also receives smartphone notifications. When turned on, you'll be notified via the tracker of any reminders, calls, text messages, and social media notifications you receive. These can be turned off completely, or customized through the app. Out of all the trackers I tested, I kept coming back to the Vivosport. It's an accurate and comfortable tracker with a slew of features that don't disappoint.  Pros: Accurate tracking, built-in GPS and heart rate monitor, built in sports apps, stress monitoring, long battery life, waterproof, easy to navigate app, smartphone notifications Cons: Doesn't have a lot of style options, small and overly sensitive screen The best no-frills fitness tracker Amazon If you're looking for a simple fitness tracker that doesn't necessarily have to be worn on your wrist, the Misfit Ray won't disappoint.  The Misfit Ray's design takes a detour from the usual fitness trackers that often look more like watches. Instead, it looks more like a futuristic piece of jewelry — but not an unflattering one. Despite veering into the realm of wearable jewelry, it still maintains a unisex aesthetic that will make it appealing to everyone. Though I typically prefer a tracker that has a screen and can double as a watch, the comfortable and lightweight feel of the Ray was welcome, and I liked the sleek design that made it easy to wear along with a watch or other bracelets. It comes in multiple colors, with different band choices, and the option to wear it as a pendant rather than on your wrist. The Ray doesn't have a heart rate tracker, but while this may be a downside to some, it allows it to be worn in multiple ways while still tracking your steps and activity. It also lacks some of the more advanced features of other trackers, like stress measuring or a built-in GPS, but don't be fooled — the Ray still has plenty to offer. It's water resistant up to 50 meters, tracks your sleep, receives text message and call alerts, and will automatically start tracking activities like running. I was skeptical about how accurate the sleep tracking would be, or if it would truly be able to tell if I was running or not, but I was pleasantly surprised. I'm a light sleeper, and it accurately showed the number of times I woke up during the night, and it could also sense when I was on a run, and tracked the time accordingly. I also liked that the Ray doesn't require any charging. Instead, it's powered by three button cell batteries that will last up to six months. Since it doesn't have a display, the free Misfit app is a must-have to be able to see all your data. The cylinder that houses this data does have a small multicolored LED light that will blink to show you the progress you've made, and it will also vibrate and light up to remind you to move or when you're receiving a phone notification. I found the app well-organized and easy to navigate and liked how I could see all my stats for the day on one screen, and see how I slept on another. I also like the alarm feature — it was far less jarring to be woken up by a wrist vibration than my usual blaring iPhone alarm. Pros: Comfortable design, can be worn different ways, easy to navigate the app, step tracking, accurate sleep tracking, automatic activity tracking, call and text notifications Cons: No heart rate monitoring, on the expensive side for what it does offer The best fitness tracker for workouts Amazon If exercising is part of your routine, you'll love being able to track your workout in real-time on the bright, easy-to-read screen of the Fitbit Charge 3.  The Fitbit Charge 3 is the successor to the Charge HR and the Fitbit Charge 2 (our previous recommendation as the best fitness tracker for workouts), with a handful of features that set it apart from past versions.  To start, the Charge 3 is not only swim-proof, it's also thinner and lighter, thanks to its aluminum body (the device was previously made from stainless steel). And the screen on the Charge 3 is now 40% bigger with a higher resolution, although the display is still black and white. But perhaps the biggest difference is its new touchscreen function — you could tap the Charge 2 to switch the display, but it didn't really have any capabilities beyond that.  While built-in GPS would be nice, the Charge 3 does offer connected GPS via your smartphone for walking, running, and hiking while you're outdoors so you do have the option to track your distance in more than just steps.  In addition to counting steps like any good fitness tracker should, the Charge 3 also measures stairs climbed, calories burned, resting and active heart rate, and offers in-depth sleep tracking. It even shows which type of sleep you're in: light, deep, or REM. You can also see how your habits stack up against those of other people your age via the app.  If you're feeling stressed, this tracker also offers breathing exercises to help you relax. And, diving into more of the workout features, the Charge 3 has dedicated functions for recording a wide range of activities, including running, cycling, cardio, and strength training. There's even a timer option for HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). It also lets you pause and resume workouts, and if you do forget to tell it you're starting an activity or workout it can automatically detect a session and start monitoring it. Pros: Comfortable design, large display, built-in heart rate monitor, in-depth sleep tracking, advanced workout features, real-time workout tracking on-screen, long battery life, user-friendly app Cons: No built-in GPS See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:18 gifts for 'The Lion King' fan in your lifeMicrosoft's Black Friday deals start on November 22 — you can save hundreds on the Surface Pro 7, the Surface Laptop 3, the Xbox One, and moreBlack Friday is coming — here are the 5 best things to buy and 6 things you should skipSEE ALSO: The best GPS watches for running
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