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The 4 gadgets you need to create an amazing smart home setup for under $250

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you’ve waited until now to start your smart home, your patience has paid off.<p>Technology has gotten better, cheaper, and smaller over the …

Home Automation

Russia says ISIS killed one of its generals in Syria, but it's blaming the US

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday that the "two-faced policy" of the United States was to blame for the death of Russian Lieutenant-General Valery Asapov in Syria, the RIA news agency quoted him as saying.<p>The Russian Defence Ministry said on Sunday …

Russia

The 10 best places to live in America

Fishers, Indiana is the best place to live in the US, according to a new ranking by Money.<p>The list sought to identify locations that provide its citizens with a comfortable life and looked to factors like job opportunity, quality schools, and affordable homes.<p>But it also aimed pinpoint the lesser …

Sociology

I'm a life coach, and there are 3 questions I get more than anything else

People come to me as a life coach for a multitude of reasons.<p>They hate their job. They feel stuck in a bad relationship. They are crippled by fear and social comparison. They know that they are not living an authentic or full life. They make decisions based on what other people think and expect of …

Self-improvement

Megyn Kelly's debut outfit on the Today Show recalls one of the most infamous Melania Trump outfits

Megyn Kelly launched her new show with a fashion choice that some people think could be a dig at President Trump.<p>Kelly's new NBC show, "Megyn Kelly Today," debuted on Monday. For the premiere episode, Kelly wore a pussy bow blouse — a type of shirt that has become linked to the president since an …

Donald Trump

It's crunch time for the latest Republican healthcare bill — and it doesn't look good

Republican lawmakers in the Senate are days away from perhaps a final deadline on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, a seminal promise from the party for more than seven years.<p>The Senate must pass the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill by September 30 under the budget reconciliation …

U.S. Congress

Alipay strikes more overseas partnerships

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Chinese mobile wallet Alipay, which is backed by Ant Financial, continues to make in-roads in increasing its international acceptance network after coming to agreements with …

FinTech

What you need to know in advertising today

It's Advertising Week — a.k.a. the time of the year that all of AdLand descends on Times Square in New York, making it several notches crazier and more chaotic than it already is.<p>On a more serious note, some of the topics you can be sure are going to come up throughout the week: marketers wrestling …

Advertising

Megyn Kelly explains exactly what she said to land her very first job after law school

Megyn Kelly, the no-holds-barred former litigator who rose to stardom at Fox News, announced Tuesday that she's leaving the network for NBC News.<p>The move comes after a tumultuous year for Kelly — from clashing publicly with President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters to sharing her story of …

Megyn Kelly

Here's what critics are saying about 'Star Trek: Discovery,' which brings the franchise back to TV after over a decade

Television has changed a lot since the last time a Star Trek show was on the air.<p>"Star Trek: Enterprise" aired its last episode in May 2005, and "Star Trek: Discovery," which premiered Sunday night on CBS (the rest of the season will be on CBS All Access), has proven that the franchise can handle a …

Star Trek

John McCain has an aggressive kind of brain cancer that has a median survival rate of less than 15 months — here's everything we know

Sen. John McCain of Arizona has been found to have glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.<p>The cancer was identified after McCain, who is 80, had brain surgery on Friday to remove a blood clot above his left eye. Once the clot was taken out, doctors determined that it was connected to …

Cancer

GE is climbing after offloading its industrial unit for $2.6 billion (GE)

General Electric is rising after announcing the sale of to Swiss power grid maker ABB for $2.6 billion.<p>GE shares are up 0.54% on Monday at $25 a piece.<p>The industrial unit makes circuit breakers and other components used for operating power grids.<p>ABB bought the unit hoping to gain a bigger footprint …

Manufacturing

Megyn Kelly just jumped from Fox News to NBC News — here's her advice on negotiating contracts

After a year so tumultuous she wrote a memoir about it, Fox New anchor Megyn Kelly announced Tuesday that she's leaving the network for NBC News.<p>In 2016, Kelly clashed publicly with President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters, shared her story of allegedly being sexually harassed by former …

Megyn Kelly

Walmart and August are teaming up to leverage smart locks for deliveries

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Walmart and smart-lock manufacturer August are testing a new service that will allow customers to authorize delivery drivers to leave packages inside their homes while they're away, …

Automation

The big question for Apple is how many people are waiting for the iPhone X

Two new iPhones went on sale this past weekend, but lines were not as long as they've been for previous iPhone launches.<p>This has investors and analysts asking: Are Apple customers and fans passing on the iPhone 8 and waiting to see the $999 iPhone X? The iPhone X will be the most expensive and most …

IPhone 8

Emma Stone gained 15 pounds of muscle to play a tennis icon in ‘Battle of the Sexes’ – here's how

• <b>Emma Stone plays real tennis legend Billie Jean King in her recently released movie, "Battle of the Sexes."</b>• <b><br>The actress had an intense training regimen to gain 15 pounds of muscle for the role.</b>• <b><br>She could eventually deadlift 185 pounds.</b><p>Emma Stone went through a physical transformation to portray real …

Billie Jean King

How to finally leave a job you hate, according to a man who left corporate America to travel the world looking for happiness

<b>• He said he's met numerous people who claim to hate their jobs in his capacity as a speaker.</b><p><b>• Logothetis said breaking the cycle of job-related misery relies on "small steps."</b><p>Leon Logothetis seemed to have it all, working at a family brokerage in London and leading an ostensibly happy life.<p>But he …

Happiness

China may make a key policy change that would be a huge win for Tesla

Tesla may be about to secure a big win in China.<p>Chinese officials have shared a draft proposal with auto executives that show the country is preparing to relax rules that have forbidden foreign automakers from building in the country without a Chinese partner, the Wall Street Journal first reported.<p>…

China

The chain hailed by Wall Street as a 'retail treasure' runs the most disastrous store we've ever seen

Ross Stores has been deemed a "retail treasure" and a "rarity" by Morgan Stanley analysts for its strong sales and earnings growth at a time of widespread distress in the industry.<p>The discount chain last week reported same-store sales growth of 3%, which was driven by higher traffic and increases …

Trends

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith rips Trump for condemning anthem protests and not 'violent neo-Nazis'

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith joined the growing list of athletes to be critical of US President Donald Trump's comments about national anthem protests in the NFL.<p>Smith, who stood behind the Chiefs bench for the national anthem on Sunday, told Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star that …

Alex Smith

We drove 3 of the most popular minivans — and the winner was clear

• <b>We drove the Honda Odyssey, the Toyota Sienna, and the Chrysler Pacifica.</b>• <b><br>We compared cargo space, infotainment systems, and the driving dynamics of each vehicle.</b>• <b><br>There were a lot of similarities, but one of the minivans stood out among the rest.</b><p>Over the past few months, I've been spending some …

Trucks

8 home purchases it's ok to spend a lot of money on

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're responsible with your money, it's ok to splurge on something nice from time to time. There are endless things to spend your money …

Shopping

Facebook unveils visual search, location-based ad tools

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Facebook built on its existing location-based and Canvas advertising offerings by introducing two ad tools that should help marketers reach their intended audience and …

Digital Media

The Army is looking for new ways to address misbehaving generals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling with an embarrassing series of misconduct and behavior problems among senior officers, the Army is putting together new mental health, counseling and career management programs to shape stronger, more ethical leaders.<p>The programs stem from a broader worry across the …

U.S. Army

Tom Brady joins a growing list of Trump supporters in the NFL who have distanced themselves from the president's criticism of protests

As the NFL world digs in against President Donald Trump, many have pushed back with strong statements, including some who have long been considered supporters or friends of the president.<p>Tom Brady, who has previously called Trump "a good friend," is the latest to criticize the president's comments …

Donald Trump

The European Central Bank might raise capital requirements for neobanks

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Fintech Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>As neobanks continue to proliferate, regulators around the world are assessing how best to license them. The European Central Bank (ECB) is the latest body to publish its …

FinTech

Megyn Kelly doesn't like 'public shaming' in TV news

Megyn Kelly had one fan letter taped to the bulletin board of her office at Fox News.<p>"Thank you so much," the note said to the former host of "The Kelly File." "Sharing news that does not create more resentment takes great style."<p>In her new role hosting "Megyn Kelly TODAY" on NBC, which debuted …

Megyn Kelly

I've managed hundreds of recruiters, and I can tell you they're looking for 4 things on your résumé

A dreaded task people face when job seeking is putting together their resume.<p>Some people just cut and paste their job descriptions into a document. Others list all their duties, their impact and make sure it is laid out meticulously.<p>Still others write a (slightly fictional) masterpiece that …

Employment

John Oliver mocked Trump for his controversial comments on NFL player protests

Since Friday, President Trump has made a series of controversial comments regarding the NFL players who have knelt during the national anthem before games.<p>"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a b---- off the field right now. …

Roger Goodell

McCain says Trump is 'in the business of making money' while he 'was raised to believe in duty, honor, country'

Sen. John McCain, an Arizona Republican, declined to say whether President Donald Trump is fit for office, arguing that Trump is "in the business of making money" rather than serving his country.<p>McCain suggested in an interview with CBS News' Lesley Stahl on Sunday that he and the president have …

Donald Trump