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We tried Moov's new fitness tracker, a robotic personal trainer for your wrist — here’s what we thought

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Moov NOW comes in four colors and retails for $80. Moov The fitness tracker market has exploded in the past few years, and heavy …

Wearable Tech

Footage from the first Apache strikes of Operation Desert Storm — one of the biggest military triumphs in US history

On January 17, 1991, seven months after Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded and tried to annex neighboring Kuwait, the world decided it had enough. Operation Desert Storm was launched that day, and Saddam was smacked down by a coalition of 39 countries.<p>Conducting this epic assault required …

Military

Isis fighters abduct up to 400 civilians in major attack on Deir ez-Zor

UK-based monitoring groups says at least 135 people dead and abducted are all Sunnis and include women and children<p>Islamic State fighters have abducted more than 400 civilians after capturing new ground in a major assault on the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor that left dozens dead, according to reports.<p>…

Middle East

St Lucia snubs Britain by refusing to waive immunity for Saudi billionaire

The Caribbean island turns down Britain's official request to lift Walid Juffali's diplomatic immunity before London court case starts on Monday<p>A Caribbean island has snubbed Britain by refusing an official request to waive the diplomatic immunity of a Saudi billionaire facing court action from his …

An oligarchy has broken our democracy. It must be dislodged

Pro forma elections have camouflaged the true state of our political system. Will that change this year?<p>Each new election year promises change. We will choose a new president and new representatives in Congress; fresh faces will make their appearances in Washington DC, while old ones disappear. But …

Middle-class

Islamic State fighters seize control of eastern city of Deir Ezzor and kill 18

Sources say group abducted families while rumours continued to spread that hundreds were taken hostage in major offensive which saw it expand control in the region<p>Heavy clashes raged in eastern Syria on Sunday as Isil cemented control of Deir Ezzor city amid reports of kidnappings and civilian …

The Saudi stock market is in free fall

The plunge in the first day of trading in the Muslim week also follows heavy losses in global bourses on Friday, when Gulf exchanges were closed for the weekend.<p>The price of oil, which contributes more than 80 percent to Gulf states' revenues, shed more than 20 percent this year to drop below $30 a …

Stock Markets

From Medical Tests To Drones In Backyards: Is Physical Privacy Dead?

What happens in an era when companies can force their employees to take blood tests and deny them health insurance if they don’t comply, when insurance companies use credit card purchases to track the health of their insured, and when drones can hover over private backyards or outside bedroom …

Employment

Stop Ruining Your Beautyblender By Following These Tips

It’s no secret that having a Beautyblender in your arsenal is crucial to flawless makeup application, but taking care of the revolutionary sponge can …

Makeup

2016ers hail release of U.S. prisoners held by Iran as Republicans slam Obama policy

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> White House hopefuls on both sides of the political aisle on Saturday hailed the prisoner swap between the U.S. and Iran, though Republicans said the exchange took too long and served as a reminder that the longtime U.S. foe isn't trustworthy.<p>Washington Post reporter Jason …

Asia

First on CNN: Pentagon releases video of U.S. bombing 'millions' in ISIS cash

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Department of Defense has released declassified video from its January 11 bombing of an ISIS cash depot in Mosul, Iraq, which was first reported exclusively by CNN.<p>The video, which has no sound, begins moments before a pair of 2,000-pound bomb strikes the building. After the …

Barbara Starr

The Latest: Work proceeds to get freed Americans out of Iran

VIENNA (AP) — The latest developments as Iran and world powers implement a landmark deal reached last year to curb Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions (all times local).<p>1 a.m.<p>The four Americans released in Iran under a negotiated prisoner exchange are …

Asia

Oil sinks below $30 as Iran prepares to turn on the pumps

Prospect of the Islamic Republic pumping an additional 500,000 barrels a day sends crude down to $29.50<p>Oil prices have slumped below $30 for the third time in a week as traders took fright at the prospect of Iranian oil flooding global markets.<p>Fears that the Islamic Republic could add to the …

Opening Ceremony Raises the Bar on Band Tees

Several weeks in, 2016 is already proving to be a particularly band-centric year, with Guns N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem reunions planned for Coachella in April and The Strokes getting back together for Governors Ball in July. This bodes well for the hype-centric menswear market, where few things …

Oregon Police Arrest Man Over Federal Vehicles Stolen From Refuge

Oregon police on Friday for the first time arrested a man in connection with the armed occupation of a wildlife refuge, apprehending a member of the group over two stolen government vehicles, authorities said.<p>Oregon State Police arrested Kenneth Medenbach, 62, outside a Safeway in Burns and …

Oregon

Mary-Kate Olsen Is Wearing a Rock Star Fur and Totally Owning It

Earlier this week Kate Moss stepped out in a black-and-white-striped statement fur that instantly caught our eye, and now it appears that Mary-Kate Olsen has upped the ante. One half of the sister duo behind The Row, the 29-year-old designer is known for her fearless fashion choices and isn’t …

Reformation's Yael Aflalo is Very Tall and Don't You Forget It

Yael Aflalo, eminently cool founder of the of cult-favorite fashion label Reformation, has managed to build an eco-friedly, affordable essentials empire in just a short six years. Rihanna and Karlie Kloss are fans. The secret to her success? Aflalo has taken her personal Los Angeles cool-girl …

Clothing

Little Kids In Golden Globes Outfits Are Even Better Than The Originals

What's more exciting than the fashion at an awards show? Little kids recreating fashion from that awards show.<p>In addition to her regular photography work, Toddlewood creator Tricia Messeroux recreates Hollywood events and happenings using adorable little kids as her models. The 2016 Golden Globes …

Golden Globes

Oscars 2016: How the Weeknd went from Internet oddity to Oscar nominee

During his 2012 set at the<p>CoachellaValley Music & Arts Festival, the Weeknd was every bit the fledgling artist.<p>Unsure of himself onstage or in front of thousands of screaming fans, his first showing in the desert didn't deliver upon the hype surrounding his series of Internet mixtapes that …

Penélope Cruz and Derek Zoolander Re-Create Iconic Fashion Shoots

Kate Middleton Will Make Her Web-Editing Debut

It’s sometimes hard to imagine the <b>Duchess of Cambridge</b>—with all of the formal engagements she must attend and the teas with the Queen and the ballroom dancing and the polo matches and the like (we’re not sure where “ballroom dancing” came from, but we’re leaving it there)—using, well, a computer. …

Mental Health

Kendall Jenner Is Mango’s New Face, But the Campaign Is Controversial

Following in the footsteps of Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss, Kendall Jenner is the new face of fast fashion retailer Mango. Jenner stars in ads for Mango's spring 2016 campaign, and before the campaign rolls out on February 1st and ends up in March issues of magazines, Mango teased a video on …

Kendall Jenner

ESPN is getting into the esports game

Competitive video gaming, or esports as it’s commonly known, is getting a major shot in the arm: ESPN has launched a dedicated section on its site and apps with in-depth reportage of the fast-growing $500 million industry.<p>The sports media giant promises video, news on the current and future state …

The Beauty Products Makeup Artists Can’t Live Without in 2016

There may be an It bag every season but there are also the coveted beauty products that get sold out in seconds, become a staple in the makeup kits …

Makeup

Watch a Supercut That Shows How Stanley Kubrick Utilized Color In His Movies - PAPER

Quentin Tarantino is to sound/music as Stanley Kubrick is to color. The supercut short film titled <i>Kubrick In Color</i> explores how the director masterfully utilized different shades and hues in order to intensify a scene's impact/message. Created by Marc Anthony Figueras, it was inspired by Rishi …

Stanley Kubrick

Metallica apologise for cease and desist letter sent to tribute act

The rock group have come out in support of Canadian cover band Sandman, and told them to ignore 41-page letter they received about copyright infringement<p>Metallica have distanced themselves from a cease and desist letter sent on their behalf to a Metallica cover band, attributing it instead to an …

Metallica

A Model-Approved New Workout: Do You Tone House?

Tone House, one of the many boutique fitness fads to hit New York in 2015, stands out from the rest of the candlelit cult mind-and-body cleanses that took the city by storm. Not only is it much more difficult, but it's also about building body muscle, rather than slimming down, hence the name. …

Exercise

One of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered just landed in NYC

The American Museum of Natural History in New York has a new inhabitant: one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered.<p>Meet the titanosaur:<p>How did they get the 122-foot dino in the door? It wasn't easy.

Dinosaurs