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In his final term, Justice Kennedy handed conservatives many victories

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy has announced his retirement from the Supreme Court after 30 years, giving President Trump the chance to appoint a successor who could secure a conservative bulwark on the high court for a generation. Over the past decade, the Reagan-appointed justice became the court’s …

Same-sex Marriage

Welcome to China’s KOL Clone Factories

They are admired by millions of young fans for their looks, style and seeming authenticity, but behind the scenes, many of China’s digital …

Walmart sued for racial discrimination after Black hair products put in locked case

A woman is suing Walmart for racial discrimination, alleging that one of its stores in Perris, California specifically moved its Black hair products …

Prostate stimulation delivers man into the hell of unstoppable orgasms

This geezer learned the hard way that it’s possible to have too much of a good thing.<p>The 63-year-old found himself unable to stop orgasming, a new …

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All Of The Best Black Friday Deals, In One Exhaustive List

Check back, because we'll keep updating this list as the deals roll in 💸<p>We know how overwhelming Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be. From crazy door busters to lightning deals and last-minute steals, it can be hard to know where you’re getting the most bang for your buck, especially on those …

My trip to China shattered my biases about developing nations

When I went to China for two weeks on a recent reporting trip, I had certain expectations. Officially, China is still a developing country. I thought I had a pretty clear picture of life in developing and developed nations, having grown up in India and spent most of my adult life in the United …

China

10 Excel templates to help manage your budget

Maintaining a budget is a task just about everyone in an enterprise must perform to some degree. Luckily, dozens of budgeting templates are available …

Project Management

Thai Meatballs

Recipe Notes<p><b>1. LEMONGRASS</b>: I use paste in the video, so you can see what it looks like. Lemongrass paste is sold in the fresh herbs section (fridge) …

This Is How All Your Favorite Chefs Roast Potatoes

A simple side of roasted potatoes seems like one of the easiest things to make, but it all depends on the technique. The appropriate seasonings and …

REI CEO slams retailers like Macy's and Walmart for 'rampant consumerism' — and says it could ultimately hurt the companies this Black Friday

REI is staying shut on Black Friday for the third year in a row.<p>And, while CEO Jerry Stritzke says that originally the decision was a moral one, it's also great for the outdoor company's business.<p>"You don't win in the long-term by pushing ... what I call rampant consumerism," Stritzke told Business …

Japan offers Duterte aid for rebuilding, fighting terrorism

TOKYO (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte won pledges from Japan of help with fighting terrorism and assistance in building the country's …

Cauliflower Garlic Bread Defies All Logic

We lost our minds.<p>GET THE RECIPE HERE.<p>I had zero expectations for this bread. No one in the Delish test kitchen did. I thought it'd be just another …

Sheet Pan Sausage and Peppers

<i>Sheet pan dinners, in this case sausage and peppers (plus tomatoes, garlic, and onions) demands just one thing of you: Toss everything together on a</i> …

The Importance of Relationships Between Influencers and Brands - Small Business Trends

Brands that overlook the human element of influencer marketing are missing the point. It’s not about simple product placement. It’s about real …

Public Relations

Out of Sixth Grade, and Straight to the Factory She Died In

TANGERANG, Indonesia — At the age of 14, Surnah was done with school, and a month ago she took a full-time job packaging fireworks at a new factory near her home. On a good day, she could make about $3.80.<p>On Thursday, she died along with 47 other workers when a welder’s spark ignited a fire at the …

5 Things That Are Almost as Deadly as Smoking, According to Science

And sometimes harder to avoid.<p>Cigarette smoking, one of the least healthy habits out there, is quickly disappearing in the United States. The rate of …

Non-smokers get six days extra paid leave to make up for smokers' cigarette breaks at Japanese firm

A Japanese company is granting non-smoking employees an extra six days of paid holidays a year after they complained that they were working more than staff who took time off for cigarette breaks.<p>Tokyo-based marketing firm Piala Inc. only introduced the non-smokers' perk in September, but employees …

18 Film Facts That Sound Like Lies But Are Totally True

You'll never believe this. (But you should.)<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

Kevin Spacey Apologizes to Anthony Rapp, Comes Out as Gay

Spacey was quickly criticized for linking the two<p>Kevin Spacey offered a public apology to Anthony Rapp after the “Star Trek: Discovery” actor said …

Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums as reform push intensifies

Announcement that sporting events will be open to women for first time comes a month after historic decision to allow women to drive<p>Saudi Arabia will allow women into sports stadiums for the first time from next year, authorities said Sunday, in a landmark move opening up three previously male-only …

Saudi Arabia

Poker player loses court battle over £7.7m winnings from London casino

American Phil Ivey sued over baccarat game after owners of Crockfords Club claimed ‘edge-sorting’ technique was illegitimate<p>The poker player Phil Ivey has lost his court bid to recover £7.7m ( $10.2m) of winnings from a London casino.<p>The 40-year-old American has been fighting to recover the sum …

Poker

The Truth Behind Why McDonald's Sprite Is So Strong

Can you guess the reason?<p>October 24, 2017<p>No matter where you are or what time of day it is, there’s something about those golden arches that just …

McDonald's

Next-Level Banana Bread, Courtesy of One Basic Ingredient

Banana bread plays an important role in most home baking repertoires. It holds sway in our minds as a delicious comfort food. It’s a staple of bakery counters; you can find it everywhere easily. But despite all that, it’s so ordinary. So simple. No one swoons over banana bread they way they do over …

A Yale psychologist's simple thought experiment temporarily turned conservatives into liberals

Social scientists have long known how to turn liberals into conservatives in the lab — all they have to do is scare them.<p>"Research has shown that you can make liberals more conservative by threatening them and making them somewhat afraid," Yale psychology professor John Bargh writes in his new …

Those "puppy eyes" are all for you

"Puppy dog eyes" — the pleading look a dog gives by lifting its inner brow and widening its eyes — has become synonymous with a sad pup hoping for a …

At This Brooklyn Bar, It’s Just You, Your Date and the Barman

Public drinking in New York can be a chore. Many of the city’s bars are about as intimate as a rush-hour subway. Others serve as the stalking grounds for happy-hour predators. When the suits and ties arrive, it can be hard to find a stool or to get your glass refilled.<p>But last week, on a wide …

Alcohol

This British startup makes minimal watches you'll wear every day

<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>Crownarch<p>If there's one accessory every man must own, it's an elegant wrist watch.<p>The watch market is undeniably huge. Whether you're …

Top 10 Business Ideas You Can Start for Free With Barely Lifting a Finger

Successful entrepreneurs recognize and seize every opportunity that comes their way.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a successful businessperson and entrepreneur is about taking advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. You have to be creative …

Small Business

Over the Moon Chocolate Pie Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Graham Cracker Crust: Preheat oven to 350°F. Place graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and granulated sugar in a …