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Kim Kardashian reportedly paid nearly $400,000 for Jackie Kennedy's Cartier Watch

Getty/David CairnsThe INSIDER Summary: Auction sources told TMZ that Kim Kardashian purchased former First Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis’ watch for $379,500. She reportedly paid over triple the target price for it at Christie's Auction House. The watch is engraved with “February 23, ...

Watch the intense knife training South Korea's Navy SEALs go through

MUSAT.Inc South Korea's elite unit of frogmen have longstanding ties to US Navy SEALs, but some of their techniques, like a recent video displaying their knife training, show their unique style of close-quarters combat. South Korean media reports that Korean SEALs have trained with the US's SEAL ...

Jimmy Butler may have lost out on nearly $33 million by being traded to the Wolves in a blockbuster deal

Carlos Osorio/APThe Minnesota Timberwolves landed Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls in a big draft-night trade on Thursday. While Butler may be happy about a change of scenery and reunion with former Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, the trade may have an immense impact on his future earnings. ...

A sommelier picks his favorite 9 summer wines under $25

Flickr / Leonid Mamchenkov Summer isn't just for rosé. To get an idea of which other bottles you'll want for the table, boat, or beach, we asked Jörn Kleinhans, owner of the The Sommelier Company, for his current summer favorites. Keep scrolling for Kleinhans' picks — all under ...

A 30-year-old in New York City built a business out of planning and photographing marriage proposals β€” and she's done nearly 1,000

Ash Fox Photography Ash Fox is a professional proposal planner and photographer. Since she started her business in 2012, she's helped plan and photograph almost 1,000 marriage proposals. Her favorite part of her job is seeing a proposal executed from start to finish. She enjoys being a part of an ...

What you need to know in advertising today

GettyFacebook has a new mission statement. Instead of making the world "more open and connected," Facebook's goal now is to "bring the world closer together," CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at a Thursday event in Chicago for Facebook group admins. To In other news: A group of New York City ad employees ...

West Elm is having a big home sale β€” and more of today's best deals from around the web

The Insider Picks 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. Since you don't have all day to scour the web for noteworthy sales and discounts, we rounded up the best bargains for you to shop in one ...

A petition on Change.org is calling on Amazon to accept bitcoin 'ASAP'

Change.orgBitcoin has been soaring to new heights, and now folks on Change.org are calling on e-commerce juggernaut Amazon to accept the cryptocurrency as payment "ASAP." Since March 23, bitcoin has increased 159%, from a little over $1,000 to $2,700. At least 2,100 petitioners on Change.org ...

'This is barbaric': Bernie Sanders lambastes GOP healthcare bill

Screenshot/CNNSen. Bernie Sanders called the Senate Republican healthcare bill, the details of which were released on Thursday, "barbaric" and promised to introduce Medicare-for-all legislation during an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper. Sanders tweeted on Thursday that the bill, which would ...

McDonald's shoots down fears it is planning to replace cashiers with kiosks

Hollis JohnsonThe internet has been buzzing this week about reports that McDonald's will replace cashiers in 2,5000 stores with self-service kiosks. But McDonald's says is has no such plans. It's true that the company is rolling out kiosks, which allow customers to order and pay for their food, in ...

THE FREE SHIPPING REPORT: How this pervasive perk is eating away at margins, and the strategies retailers can adopt to compete with Amazon

BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Amazon Prime’s free two-day shipping has led to an industry paradigm shift. Online retailers — small and large ...

Trump's new morning ritual involves a 'venting session' to his legal team about Russia

AP Photo/Matt RourkePresident Donald Trump has begun phoning members of his legal team most mornings around 6:30 a.m. to vent and strategize about the Russia investigation, The Washington Post reported on Friday, citing three senior White House officials. Officials said the discussions usually ...

Jeff Bezos just handed corporate America a $50 billion question

REUTERS/Ruben Sprich If you needed any further proof that Amazon is shaking the US commercial landscape to its very core, look no further than the past week. Amazon's $13.7 billion deal for Whole Foods has had a ripple effect across sectors. The grocery industry, an $800 billion addressable ...

Ron Howard says joining the 'Star Wars' Han Solo movie is 'gratifying'

Frazer Harrison/GettyJust a day after being named the new director of the untitled Han Solo movie, director Ron Howard found himself in the position of having to talk about it while attending the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity on Friday. The Hollywood Reporter writes that while ...

Under Armour's CEO sent Nike's CEO a threatening card every Christmas β€”Β here's what it said

Allison Joyce/Getty ImagesUnder Armour CEO Kevin Plank had a special holiday message for Phil Knight, CEO and founder of Nike. Plank sent a card to Knight ever year with the phrase "You will know our name," written in it, according to a new NBC interview with Under Armour's CEO. While ostensibly a ...

I flew 'best airline' Virgin America and it was nothing like I expected

Virgin America I was excited to fly Virgin America after hearing it was the best airline. Disappointingly, my experience included a makeshift gate area and cramped seats. There were no free snacks, drinks, or entertainment on a 6-hour flight. Virgin America is known for being one of America's best ...

If ISIS' 'caliph' really is dead, here's who is likely to replace him as leader

Thomson Reuters BAGHDAD - If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were army officers under late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Experts on Islamist groups see no clear successor but regard Iyad ...

Uber gets a chance to pivot its autonomous strategy

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. In the aftermath of the resignation of cofounder and CEO Travis Kalanick, Uber has begun to search for a new chief executive while also looking for a chief operating ...

Here are the voices behind all of the robots in 'Transformers: The Last Knight'

Larry Busacca/Getty Images, Paramount Pictures | INSIDER composite "Transformers: The Last Knight" is in theaters now and while you may be able to name most of the Autobots and Decepticons in the new movie, how well do you know the voices behind the famous robots? There are over a dozen Transformers ...

Republicans have 'zero margin for error' to pass the Senate healthcare bill

Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesAfter a secretive drafting process, Senate Republican leadership released a draft of its healthcare legislation Thursday, setting off a scramble to secure enough commitments for a vote Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to hold next week. Democrats blasted the bill, ...

The best memory foam pillows you can buy

The Insider Picks 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. The Insider Pick: Sleep is important, and pillows are one of the key ingredients for getting a good night's rest. There are a ton of ...

Kit Harington's 'Game of Thrones' audition was so 'mind-blowingly good,' the casting director forgot about his black eye

AP Images The INSIDER Summary: Kit Harington plays Jon Snow on "Game of Thrones." He's told an amazing story about showing up for his audition with a black eye. Harington says he got into a fight at a McDonald's the night before. But "Game of Thrones" casting director Nina Gold told INSIDER that she ...

The Air Force is updating its awards to recognize drone pilots and hackers

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James L. Harper Jr. US airmen tasked with jobs like surveillance and cyber operations have a growing role on the battlefield, even though they are often physically distant from it. To ensure that kind of work is recognized, the Air Force has introduced new hardware ...

John McAfee's latest gambit is mining Ethereum β€”Β the cryptocurrency that's up nearly 4000% this year

John McAfeeMGT Capital, the company run by John McAfee, said it will start to mine Ethereum — the bitcoin rival that's surged nearly 4000% this year — in it's latest bid to turn a profit. MGT, which is publicly traded over the counter, has mostly pitched itself to investors as a ...

The summer movie people are most excited about is a surprise

Universal PicturesThere are some big, expensive movies coming out this summer, including another Spider-Man reboot and the latest "Transformers," but enthusiasm for them among Americans is lacking. According to a poll from our partner, MSN, people aren’t that excited for summer 2017’s ...

One coder recreated the first level of 'Super Mario Bros' in augmented reality and played it in Central Park

YouTube/Abhishek SinghAfter Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the company's ARKit during last month's Worldwide Developers Conference, it became clear that augmented reality was on its way towards becoming mainstream. It may arrive sooner than expected, however, thanks to one enterprising programmer. ...

THE VOICE PAYMENTS REPORT: The next major interface for payments

BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. A revolution in payments and banking is beginning as virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa gain the abilities of cashiers, ...

7 crazy photos of US Marines in Syria shelling ISIS with artillery

Sgt. Matthew Callahan/US Marines Corps As US-backed Syrian Defense Forces clear ground around Raqqa, recently liberating roughly 386 square miles from Islamic State control, a Marine artillery battery is hard at work, shelling the ever-living crap of out of ISIS. On June 21, the Corps released ...

10 of the best school lunch programs around the world

ShutterstockAcross the globe, particularly in countries that place strong value on education, lunchtime is as important as hiring good teachers and keeping up with the latest classroom technology. Kids in Japan serve one another their lunch — no servers required. In France, kids dine on ...

13 signs your coworkers think you're dumb

Paramount PicturesIn the 2004 cult hit "Mean Girls," Plastics member Karen Smith is frequently demeaned for her lack of intelligence. It's funny in the film, but nobody wants to be treated this way in real life — especially at work. In most instances, if you feel like you've been assigned the ...

12 unhealthy foods that doctors avoid

Flickr/frankieleon You've heard this hundreds of times before, but it's still true and it's still important: The foods you eat on a daily basis will make a big difference in your future. Eating well not only helps you maintain a healthy weight — it can also help you stave off a number of ...

We tried Amazon's line of men's work clothing to see if it's worth the moneyβ€” here's the verdict

Sarah JacobsAmazon has introduced its own clothing brands in recent years. Some of the clothing is Amazon-branded — Amazon Essentials — but most of it is sold under private labels. For men, those labels are Goodthreads and Buttoned Down. Both are available only to Amazon Prime ...

Obama didn't act strongly against Russian election hacking because he assumed Clinton would win

White House PhotoEven though Barack Obama knew about recurrent cyberattacks months before the actual election, he chose not to interfere because most of the administration assumed Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 election, the Washington Post reports. Back in August, Obama received a highly ...

Alibaba's finance arm Ant Financial is seeing skyrocketing profits thanks to global expansion

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Ant Financial, the online finance arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has nearly doubled its pretax profits in fiscal 2017, according to Bloomberg ...

Obama reportedly directed the NSA to infect Russia with cyber weapons to cause 'pain'

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez MonsivaisThe National Security Agency infected key Russian networks with remotely-controlled "implants" that would cause "pain and discomfort" if they are ever used, according to a new report in The Washington Post. The Post report, which focuses on Moscow's interference in ...

A former Google and Apple exec explains what makes a successful leader

In her book "Radical Candor: Be A Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity," Kim Scott explores finding the sweet spot in management, somewhere between obnoxiously aggressive and ruinously empathetic. She details the traits a person must have to be a successful leader. Following is a transcript of ...

THE INTERNET OF THINGS 2017 REPORT: How the IoT is improving lives to transform the world -

BI IntelligenceThis is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. The Internet of Things is disrupting businesses, governments, and consumers and transforming how they interact with the world. ...

These earbuds solve the biggest problem iPhone 7 owners have with headphones

The Insider Picks 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. Pioneer RayzWhen Apple removed the headphone jack from its flagship phones last year, it left people with three options. You could use ...

Yellowstone grizzlies are losing endangered species protection β€” here's why they're still not safe from extinction

REUTERS/Jim Urquhart The Interior Department plans to remove the federal protections that the Yellowstone grizzly bear has had under the Endangered Species Act for the last 42 years, officials announced on June 22. In 1975, there were as few as 136 Yellowstone grizzly bears; there are now ...

13 books every jobseeker should read

kevin ryder/Flickr Job searches are time-intensive, stressful, and often frustrating. And, whether you're just starting out in your career or making a transition, odds are there's some part of the job search process that's at least a little mystifying. From interviewing to negotiating your salary, ...

This Cornell scientist saved an $11-million industry β€” and ignited the GMO wars

Shutterstock It started with rotting flesh. Slicing into the green skin of a Hawaiian papaya ordinarily yields juicy, salmon-colored fruit that's almost custard-like in its consistency and sweetness. But in the early 1990s, one Hawaiian farmer instead found bits of whitish, dried-out flesh in his ...

The founder of a $470 million startup explains what it's like to have VCs who initially shot you down suddenly beg to invest in your red-hot company

Sarah Jacobs When ClassPass founder Payal Kadakia started her fitness company in 2013, money was tight. Even though she'd been part of rigorous tech accelerator Tech Stars, she had trouble raising her initial funding, she told Business Insider US editor-in-chief Alyson Shontell on an episode of ...

Tesla loses a veteran hardware engineer during a critical time for its Autopilot program

Scott Olson/Getty ImagesSatish Jeyachandran, the director of hardware engineering for Tesla's Autopilot team, announced he has joined the self-driving-car team run by Google's sister company, Waymo, on Thursday. Jeyachandran, who worked at Tesla for seven years, said on LinkedIn that he left the ...

This app created an original song from some of Broadway's latest hits

Ralph Barrera, Austin-American Statesman By Janani Mukundan, computer engineering scientist, and Richard Daskas, musician and composer, IBM Research Seth Rudetsky has been on Broadway. Written plays for Broadway. Written and played music for plays on Broadway. He even talks about Broadway on digital ...

Apple's latest move shows streaming is the main way we listen to music

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Apple aims to reduce the revenue cut music labels receive from Apple Music, which is currently 58%, according to Bloomberg. Apple is in talks with Sony ...

White House Correspondents' Association on off-camera briefings: 'We are not satisfied with the current state-of-play'

AP Photo/Alex BrandonThe president of the White House Correspondents' Association on Friday urged the Trump administration to stop holding off-camera gaggles as a substitute for on-camera press briefings, the group said in a statement Friday. "We are not satisfied with the current state-of-play, and ...

You can't get a sunburn through your car windshield, but you should still protect your skin β€” here's why

Summer is the perfect time for road trips, but just because you are inside your car doesn't mean you are completely protected from the sun's rays. You may not get burned, but there's still a risk of skin damage and possibly even skin cancer down the line. Here's why, and what you can do to protect ...

We're learning more and more about the animals that vastly out-live humans

If humans have any hope of living forever, we should probably take a hint from the dozens of other animals on Earth that far outpace our measly 71 years. One of the longest-lived of these animals is the Greenland shark, which researchers only recently discovered could survive for so long. On a 2017 ...

Blockbuster and Trump's board game are on display at a new exhibition called the 'Museum of Failure'

Don't let the name fool you — Samuel West's "Museum of Failure" is an act of celebration. On June 7, West, a collector and self-described innovation researcher, debuted 51 failed products in a museum exhibition in the Swedish city of Helsingborg, all in the name of honoring the creative ...

The best carry-on bags you can buy

The Insider Picks 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. The Insider Pick: Sometimes you just don't want to check your luggage, so you need a reliable carry-on bag that you can bring onboard the ...