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    A Fieldfare feeds on berries near Rainham Marshes on January 20, 2017 in London, England. Many migratory birds such as Fieldfare and Redwing are currently enjoying a bumper crop of berries across the UK. 2017 has also been a good year for Waxwings, after a failing crop of berries in Northern Europe.

    • Drivers in Gilbert, Minnesota are coming under fire from inebriated birds.
    • Gilbert police were forced to release a statement asking residents not to call them about the drunken avifauna after several reports of them crashing into car windows.
    • Police Chief Ty Techar wrote in the statement that the cause of the birds "flying under the influence" was down to the early fermentation of berries in the area.
    • Techar reassured residents that the rowdy birds would soon sober up.

    A flock of inebriated birds is causing chaos in a small town in Minnesota.

    The Gilbert Police Department published a statement on Facebook on Tuesday after receiving multiple reports of tipsy avifauna floating around listlessly and crashing into traffic.

    "The Gilbert Police Department has received several reports of birds that appear to be 'under the influence' flying into windows, cars and acting confused," Police Chief Ty Techar wrote in the statement.

    Techar explained that the cause of this occurrence was down to the premature fermentation of certain berries, which, in turn, was down to the early frost this year.

    "It appears that some birds are getting a little more 'tipsy' than normal," he added.

    "Generally, younger birds' livers cannot handle the toxins as efficiently as more mature birds."

    Techar said there was no need to call law enforcement about the birds and that they should "sober up" soon.

    "Oh my! That explains all the birds bouncing off my window lately! Luckily only one has passed on," one person commented.

    "There goes the chance of any bird from Northern MN ever being on the Supreme Court," another jibed.

    Techar's statement ended by joking that residents of the Minnesota town could call them if they saw "The Roadrunner jumping in and out of traffic on Main Street," and "any other birds after midnight with Taco Bell items."

    The Washington Post reports that the incident in Gilbert is not an isolated one. The Post refers to a 2012 study published in the Journal of Ornithology, which found that "flying under the influence of ethanol had led to... birds' deaths."

    Bird expert Matthew Dodder told The Post that the birds would be "flying kind of erratically."

    "We typically see them flying lower than usual through traffic. They're just careless and they're not looking for cars or other obstacles."

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    • Psychopaths have more sexual and aggressive dreams than other people, according to a new study.
    • Previous research has shown how psychopaths live fast and often behave impulsively.
    • This lifestyle may seep into their dreams.
    • But having a lot of dreams about sex and murder doesn't necessarily mean you have dark personality traits.

    People with an antisocial personality disorder, like psychopaths, tend to live fast. As well as lacking empathy for others, they are thrill seekers, often finding excitement where others would feel fear.

    "Psychopaths are more likely to push the envelope on life... because they lack fear and they lack conscience, and they have this blunting of emotions," Adrian Raine, a professor of criminology at the University of Pennsylvania, told INSIDER.

    "If we thought about doing something a little bit scary, we'd get scared. Psychopaths think about it and their autonomic nervous system, part of the body that controls heart rate and sweat rate, that's not functioning normally."

    According to a new study, published in the journal Imagination, Cognition and Personality, a lifestyle of impulsive behavior and interest in sex can seep into their dreams.

    Researchers from the University of Liverpool and the University of Turku in Finland analysed the dreams of 265 people. First, they assessed where they fell on the Dark Triad personality spectrum (Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy), then asked them how often they had dreams about violent acts like shootings, or sexual experiences.

    They found those with Machiavellianism and psychopathy were more likely to have aggressive dreams, and those with narcissism and psychopathy had more sexual ones.

    "It's important to note that the authors characterize their findings as only an 'intriguing association' — having aggressive or sexual dreams does not make a person psychopathic, or narcissistic,"the Cut reports. "Rather, those people already predisposed to those traits are likely to dream about aggression and sex more frequently."

    So if you have a lot of violent or sexual dreams, it's not necessarily a sign you have psychopathic traits. For that, you'll need to refer to the Hare checklist, or think about whether you'd push a stranger in front of a train.

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    • Conor McGregor has revealed the tactics he will use against UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 on Saturday.
    • McGregor delivered a passionate speech in Las Vegas this week where he claimed he will be "coming" for Nurmagomedov's "head from the f------ bell."
    • McGregor later called Nurmagomedov a "smelly Dagestani rat," threw the microphone to the floor, fist-pumped the air, and stormed off the stage.
    • Read all of Business Insider's UFC 229 coverage right here.

    Conor McGregor has delivered a passionate speech where he predicted a "devastating KO" victory over the "smelly Dagestani rat" Khabib Nurmagomedov.

    McGregor and the UFC lightweight world champion Nurmagomedov come to blows at UFC 229 on Saturday, October 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

    The bout involves a controversial backstory that gripped the sports world in April, when McGregor was seen on video throwing guard rails at a bus carrying UFC fighters— an extraordinary attack that hospitalised two athletes.

    UFC boss Dana White later claimed McGregor was motivated to confront Nurmagomedov, who had slapped McGregor's close friend Artem Lobov, and was on the bus at the time of the attack.

    McGregor and Nurmagomedov did not fight that night, but the incident left McGregor charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief. He was later charged with menacing and reckless endangerment, according to the BBC.

    Speaking at an open workout session on Wednesday, McGregor seemed as amped-up as ever.

    The fight against Nurmagomedov is a mix of styles as it pits the knockout striker in McGregor against the strong wrestler in Nurmagomedov, but the Irishman made it clear he will be looking to make his style the dominant one come fight night.

    "Let's do it. A proper fight. A proper, proper fight. I'm going to come out there fast. I don't give a f--- about anything – any wrestling, any technique – anything," he said.

    "I'm coming for that man's head from the f------ bell. Trust me on that. Let's take this smelly Dagestani rat."

    Watch McGregor fire himself up right here:

    McGregor then threw the microphone on the floor, fist-pumped the air, and stormed off the stage.

    SEE ALSO: We analysed who will win the Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor fight — and the answer is clear

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    Here is what you need to know.

    Here comes the jobs report. The US economy is expected to have added 185,000 nonfarm jobs in September, with the unemployment rate slipping to 3.8%, according to economists surveyed by Bloomberg. Average hourly earnings are expected to have increased 2.8% year-over-year.

    The 10-year is testing 7-year highs. The benchmark yield hit a high of 3.227% on Thursday — a level last seen in spring 2011 — and is holding just below 3.21%.

    Stock markets around the world are lower. Japan's Nikkei (+0.8%) trailed in Asia, and Germany's DAX (-0.78%) lags in Europe. The S&P 500 is set to open little changed near 2,902.

    Why a $603 billion investor is bracing for a rocky end-of-year ride for markets. Neil Dwane, a portfolio manager who is the global strategist at Allianz Global Investors, explains why the conditions that rocked stocks in February haven't disappeared even though markets have rebounded and why they could soon make a comeback.

    Elon Musk mocks the SEC."Just want to that the Shortseller Enrichment Commission is doing incredible work," the Tesla CEO tweeted Thursday. "And the name change is so on point!"

    Super Micro Computers crashes after report says it sold data servers compromised by Chinese spies. Shares plunged 41% after a Bloomberg report said Chinese spies implanted tiny chips in some of the company's server motherboards that ended up being sold to firms including Amazon and Apple.

    Apple strongly denies bombshell report that Chinese spies were able to secretly implant chips in its servers. In a statement out Thursday afternoon, Apple said it had never found any "malicious chips" or vulnerabilities in "any server" and had not had contact with the FBI about an investigation.

    Snap tumbles below $8 for the first time. Shares fell as much as 7.8% Thursday — to a record low of $7.56 apiece — after the Evercore analyst Anthony DiClemente said Instagram was "irreversibly" hurting the company.

    Square is bankrolling merchants to let them extend credit to shoppers. The company will extend credit to customers of merchants for purchases between $250 and $10,000 through its consumer-side lending service "Square Installments," Reuters reports.

    The owner of MoviePass just freed up room to sell more stock. Helios & Matheson has reached an agreement with creditors that would reduce the number of shares it needs to set aside for notes it issued that can be converted into stock, potentially paving the way for more share sales. The MoviePass parent has increased its share count by 80,000% since July.

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    Business Insider threw a party atop the iconic Gherkin skyscraper in London to celebrate this year's UK Tech 100.

    The list, published Thursday, honours the 100 coolest and most influential people in the British tech scene, and many of those featured came out to revel in their achievement.

    Scroll on to see photos from the party.

    Maisie Williams came with her Daisie app cofounder Dom Santry.

    Williams, better known as Arya Stark on "Game of Thrones," was 90th on the Tech 100 list after she launched her anti-nepotism app Daisie with cofounder Dom Santry.

    Guests including journalist Carole Cadwalladr climbed the stairs to the top of The Gherkin.

    Cadwalladr was 19th on the list after exposing Facebook's Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

    The setting was pretty spectacular, and guests were served drinks from an old vintage motorcycle.

    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    The best bars in the world have been announced once again — and you might want to update your bucket list.

    The winner of The World's Best Bar Award was announced at the iconic Roundhouse in London Wednesday night.

    This year, the title went to Dandelyan, which is the bar of the Mondrian Hotel in London.

    The World's 50 Best Bars is now in its 10th year and is based on the opinions of more than 500 drinks experts who cast seven votes each.

    26 cities and 20 countries feature on the list, but it's the USA and the UK that lead the charge with the most bars at 10 each.

    Meanwhile, Singapore leads Asia's ranking with five bars featured.

    Scroll down to see this year's full list, including 12 new entries, ranked in ascending order.

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    50. Lost Lake (Chicago, USA)

    49. Bar Benfiddich (Tokyo, Japan)

    48. Buck & Breck (Berlin, Germany)

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    Stormy Daniels

    • Adult film star Stormy Daniels banned selfies from her book signing as she feared people might try to hurt her.
    • In her book, "Full Disclosure," Daniels details her alleged affair with President Donald Trump and writes that she received death threats after her first on-camera interview about the subject.
    • Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, told TMZ the ban on selfies was put in place because of safety concerns. 
    • Bookstore staff were willing to take photos of people with Daniels, as long as a table was between the customer and the actress.

    Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who claims to have had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006, banned people from her book signing because she feared people might hurt her.

    Michael Avenatti, Daniels' attorney, told TMZ that Daniels that the ban was enacted because of safety concerns.

    The ban was in place as Daniels signed copies of her book, "Full Disclosure" at a Barnes & Noble in LA on Thursday night. The book outlines her alleged affair with Trump, sometimes in lurid detail.

    For those who really wanted a photo with Daniels, Barnes & Noble staff were willing to take one on the condition that there was a table between them and Stormy, according to TMZ.

    Daniels wrote in her book that she received so many death threats after her first in-depth TV interview about the alleged affair — on CBS's "60 Minutes" this March — that it prompted her to make a will.

    "I had lived alone with the fear of being murdered to ensure my silence for so long that now that the world was discussing the death threats against me, I felt like I finally had some company in my concern," she wrote.

    Daniels is currently on a publicity tour for the book, and earlier this week appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" where she spoke again in depth about her claim to have had sex with Trump.

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    • “The Man in the High Castle” director and executive producer Daniel Percival spoke to Business Insider ahead of the show's third season, which premieres October 5 on Amazon Prime Video.
    • Percival talked about being scared of running into cosplaying Nazis at Comic-Con, the increasing relevance of the show for audiences with the rise of far-right populism, and whether the team has plotted out an end for the show.


    When “The Man in the High Castle” director and executive producer Daniel Percival first went to Comic-Con to help promote the Amazon TV series, he was terrified that people would show up dressed in character.

    For most shows, that would be a lovely way for fans to support their favorite characters, but this show was different, since it dramatizes an alternate universe where the Axis Powers won World War II and are currently occupying what was formerly the United States of America.

    “I was terrified [people would] roll up in Nazi or Japanese Imperial uniform,” Percival told Business Insider in a interview in advance of the show’s third season, which premieres Friday, October 5. Percival’s fear didn’t come to pass, though he did see one person dressed in a SS uniform at that Comic-Con, albeit a pink one, with a Hello Kitty logo where the SS logo should have been.

    “A Hello Kitty Nazi,” Percival said.

    But Percival’s fear speaks to something the "Man in the High Castle" team is aware of at all times: walking the tightrope of portraying the show's fascist characters as human beings, while trying to prevent them from being a rallying cry for the far right in our own world.

    Percival said the goal was to demonstrate how evil comes from one's choices and circumstances.

    “Very few shows deal with the subject matter of moral choice in quite this way,” Percival said. “Given the circumstances of your life what choices would you make.” It’s tricky and one reason why Percival acknowledged that it can be an alienating show for some audiences.

    “Not everyone wants to watch Nazis and [Japanese] Imperial forces winning the war,” he said. But Percival said he has always thought it served an important function.

    “High Castle sounds as a warning of how easy it is to slide,” Percival explained. He said from the moment he first signed onto the series, he knew that fascism was lurking in our contemporary world. “I was never in any doubt,” he said, perhaps partially because he is British and not American. But other people’s awareness of it has increased as far-right movements have picked up steam in various parts of the world, he said.

    “For our audiences it’s become an increasingly fascinating parallel for them,” Percival said. He said since Amazon started making the show, the world has become more enamored with strong-man politics and populism — voting “with our guts instead of heads.”

    “It happened in the 1930s and it’s happening again now, [so] we need to be wary,” he said.

    The destruction of history

    One of the most striking parts of season three of "The Man in the High Castle"— which certainly resonates with the war over truth going on in US media and politics — is the idea of controlling information and history.

    “Hitler and Stalin, they understood that if you control the lie, you control the truth,” Percival said. In season three, the Nazis begin to try and eradicate history by destroying icons that people can rally behind, until there is only one truth: theirs.

    “Hitler himself had this ambition,” Percival said.

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    There's an end in sight

    The desire of the Nazis in the show to conquer history also ties up with the multiverse. In this season, the concept of a multiverse, which Percival said was an essential part of Philip K. Dick’s original vision, takes center stage.

    Percival said in the show, the concept serves as a type of karmic cycle, that the characters are “destined to replicate the patterns until [they] reach full understanding.”

    But it was also a tricky element to introduce heavily into the show, he said.

    “How do we not overwhelm the audience?” he said. “How do we bring this back to human narratives?”

    But one thing that's not going to happen is "The Man in the High Castle" throwing conceptual curveballs at the audience until it gets canceled. Percival said the team now has an end in mind, which was not the case two seasons ago.

    “Now, yes, there is a plotted-out end,” he said.

    "The Man in the High Castle" season three premieres October 5 on Amazon Prime Video.

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    • Interpol President Meng Hongwei has reportedly gone missing.
    • Interpol is the international policing agency, which helps officers in different jurisdictions pursue criminals worldwide.
    • His wife said she hadn't heard from him since he traveled to China on September 29, Reuters reported.
    • Police in France — where Interpol is headquartered — opened an investigation into his whereabouts, the Reuters added.

    The director of Interpol has gone missing after traveling to China last week, multiple outlets report.

    Meng Hongwei, a Chinese national, was reported missing after going to his home country on September 29, Reuters reported, citing unnamed French judicial sources.

    Meng's wife contacted police in Lyon — where the couple lives and where Interpol is based — after not hearing from her husband since he traveled to the country, Reuters said.

    French police have since opened an investigation into his whereabouts.

    Meng, who previously served as China's vice minister of public security, was elected to lead the international police organization in 2016. His term is expected to run until 2020, according to Interpol's website.

    Rights groups previously said that Beijing could use Meng's position to arrest and deport its critics abroad.

    Business Insider has contacted Interpol, the French Ministry of Justice, and the Chinese Embassy in London for comment.

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    • Nike is "deeply concerned" by the "disturbing" rape allegations that star soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo is facing.
    • EA Sports is equally alarmed by the accusations, but Ronaldo — who denies rape — has received support from his club, Juventus FC, and his national soccer federation.
    • Ronaldo has been included in the latest Juventus squad for the upcoming Serie A match against Udinese, but it is unclear if he will play.

    Nike, the massive sports retail company that has a $1 billion agreement with Cristiano Ronaldo, is "deeply concerned" by the rape allegations that have been made against him.

    Kathryn Mayorga, a 34-year-old American woman, claimed Ronaldo raped her in a $1,000-per-night Las Vegas penthouse without a condom in 2009, according to a report in German publication Der Spiegel last week.

    Ronaldo "firmly" denied the allegation on Twitter, and said that he refuses "to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense."

    The story "disheartened" Save the Children, a charity that Ronaldo works closely with — and now even more high-profile partners have issued statements to say they are alarmed by the news.

    Nike, whose relationship with Ronaldo began in 2003, said: "We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and will continue to closely monitor the situation,"according to the BBC.

    And Nike is not the only blue-chip company that is worried.

    EA Sports, the video game manufacturer behind the wildly popular FIFA soccer series, has had Ronaldo on the cover of many of its editions. "We have seen the concerning report that details allegations against Cristiano Ronaldo,"EA Sports told AP, according to the BBC.

    "We are closely monitoring the situation, as we expect cover athletes and ambassadors to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with EA's values."

    The allegation has polarised those close to Ronaldo, as Juventus FC — the forward's current employer — issued a statement via Twitter confirming its support.

    "Ronaldo has shown in recent months his great professionalism and dedication, which is appreciated by everyone at Juventus," the statement said. "The events allegedly dating back to almost 10 years ago do not change this opinion, which is shared by everyone who has come into contact with this great champion."

    The Juventus statement follows support from Ronaldo's national team.

    In a statement to Portuguese news agency LUSA, which was forwarded to Business Insider and translated from Portuguese, Fernando Gomes, the president of the Portugal Football Federation said: "In my name and in the name of the Portuguese Football Federation, I express total solidarity with Cristiano Ronaldo, in a circumstance where his good name and reputation are at risk.

    "I believe in the statements he issued yesterday, not only because I defend innocence as a basic principle of the rule of law, but also because I have known Ronaldo for many years and I am a witness to his good character."

    Though Ronaldo has been excluded from Portugal's latest squad, he has been included in the Juventus roster for the club's upcoming Serie A game on Saturday. It remains to be seen if he will play.

    SEE ALSO: The mother of the 34-year-old accusing Cristiano Ronaldo of rape says her daughter would 'completely disintegrate' when she saw him on a billboard after the alleged attack

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    As part of her project "Au Coin de ma Rue" (At the Corner of My Street), photographer Barbara Iweins set out to explore the intimacy of strangers she met in the street.

    "Since I am young, I am fascinated by strangers," she said. "While waiting for a bus, while standing in a line, my eyes are always drawn by a specific person. At that exact moment, I can't stop wondering what he is thihking, what he is doing, what are his fears and joys.

    "Seven years ago, I decided to embrace this obsession and decided to capture some of these people passing with a camera. I bought a 50mm lens, and simply started asking to take their portrait."

    After taking 300 portraits, Iweins decided to photograph 30 of the 300 each year for five years, each time with a different theme.

    "7am-7pm," which shows the difference between people's faces in the morning and at night, was her theme in the fourth year of the project.

    Iweins said that because of social networks and selfie culture, people have become used to posing.

    She wanted to show a more vulnerable side to her subjects.

    "When I was asking them five years ago to pose for me in the street, there was a shy look, a bended leg, they were trying to hide behind their bag or something," she said.

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    • Kensington Palace, next to London's Hyde Park, is home to 15 high-ranking royals.
    • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly ready to move to a 21-room apartment on the grounds after renovations.
    • They have been living in a cottage on the palace grounds, which is where Harry proposed.
    • Prince William and Kate Middleton will be their new neighbors, as the couple and their three children share a grand 20-room apartment that spans four floors.
    • Many other royals are there as well.
    • The queen and Prince Philip live in Buckingham Palace, about 2 miles away.

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly about to move apartments within Kensington Palace, the royal residence they share with more than a dozen other major royals.

    British newspaper The Sun reported that a year-long refurbishment of the 21-bedroom Apartment 1 is complete, noting that scaffolding around the buildings has been removed.

    But they won't be moving far: Meghan and Harry had already been living in a cottage on the grounds, which is where Harry proposed just over a year ago.

    The couple's new apartment would be directly next door to Prince William and Kate Middleton's home — they will even have adjoining doors so the family can stay close.

    The palace, a royal residence since the 1600s, has seen a royal wedding and a royal birth this year —and there's another royal wedding to come, making it easily the most bustling of the royal family's many grand homes.

    Kensington Palace general view

    Within its grounds are a host of separate properties, ranging from relatively humble cottages, to the grand 20-room apartment occupied by Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their young family.

    As well as royal living quarters, which tend to be relatively sedately decorated, it is also home to lavish state rooms used for grand occasions, like this one:

    Kensington Palace interior

    Here's a breakdown of who's who, and where they live in Kensington Palace:

    Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis: 
    Apartment 1A

    William, Kate, and their children are not only the largest group of royals in Kensington Palace but the closest to the throne.

    Perhaps unsurprisingly, they have the best rooms going. The family of five occupies Apartment 1A, a collection of 20 stately rooms with a commanding view of Hyde Park.

    They moved to Kensington Palace full time in October 2013, not long after their first child, Prince George, was born. Princess Charlotte followed in 2015, and Prince Louis in April 2018.

    The public rarely get to see inside, but photographers were allowed to take photos of a reception room when William and Kate hosted the Obamas in 2016:

    Kensington Palace Apartment 1A Prince William Harry Obama

    We also saw another view (or maybe even another room) where Prince George played on a rocking horse before meeting the US president.

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    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Nottingham Cottage (for now)

    While they may be moving soon, until now Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been living in a significantly less grand two-bed cottage.

    They lived there before they got married on May 19, and came back two days after the ceremony to make it their marital home.

    The cottage, nicknamed "Nott Cott" and often described as "snug," has been Harry's home since 2013.

    Meghan moved in just after their engagement was made public in November 2017. Harry proposed to Meghan when they were spending an evening together at Nottingham Cottage, surprising her while they were roasting a chicken.

    After announcing their engagement, they gave an interview from the cottage, sitting on its sofa, which is one of the only times the public has seen inside:

    Harry Meghan BBC interview Nottingham Cottage

    Traditionally, royal couples have been given bigger residences after getting married, and Apartment 1 would be a step up for the pair.

    Duke of Gloucester and Duchess of Gloucester: Apartment 1 (but likely not for long)

    The Duke of Gloucester, one of Queen Elizabeth II's cousins, and his wife, the Duchess of Gloucester, were the last to reside in Apartment 1. It isn't clear whether they moved out during the renovation work.

    It is not clear if they continued to live in the apartment while renovations were underway. The Sun reported that the couple offered to vacate the property to make way for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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    Like William and Kate's home at 1A, the dwelling is a large complex of rooms in the main palace building. The two used to be one enormous set of rooms until they were divided in the 1950s.

    The complex has 21 rooms, slightly pipping the size of William and Kate's, but few details are available other than its overall size.

    Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank: Ivy Cottage

    The newest royals at Kensington Palace are Princess Eugenie, who is William's and Harry's cousin, and her fiancé, Jack Brooksbank, a London socialite.

    According to The Sun, the couple moved into a cottage right next to Harry and Meghan's about the same time Kate was in the hospital delivering Prince Louis.

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    The couple announced their engagement in January, a few weeks after getting engaged while vacationing in Nicaragua.

    They are getting married at Windsor Castle in the same chapel as Harry and Meghan on October 12, but the occasion is likely to attract much less publicity.

    Prince and Princess Michael of Kent: Apartment 10

    Prince Michael of Kent, another of the queen's cousins but from a more junior line, lives in the main palace building with his wife.

    She is known as Princess Michael, in the old-fashioned tradition by which the wives of princes take their husband's name.

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    This same rule means that Kate can technically be referred to as Princess William of Cambridge, and Meghan as Princess Henry of Wales, but the names are not widely used.

    Their apartment, No. 10, consists of five bedrooms and five receptions rooms. They used to have use of the property rent-free, but since 2008 they have been paying a reported£10,000 ($13,600) per month in rent.

    The Duke and Duchess of Kent: Wren House

    The Duke of Kent, Prince Michael's older brother, also lives in the Kensington Palace grounds with his wife, the Duchess.

    Their home, Wren House, is named after the famous British architect Christopher Wren, who built St Paul's Cathedral and several properties for the royal household.

    Duke and Duchess of Kent

    Few details about their home have ever been made public. It is physically between Ivy and Nottingham cottages and appears to be of a similar size.

    What about the queen?

    Queen Elizabeth II lives at Buckingham Palace with her husband, Prince Philip. It's about 2 miles from Kensington Palace, across Hyde Park and Green Park.

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    It's not quite as cosy as living on the same property, but if Her Majesty ever wants to drop in on her cousins, grandchildren or great-grandchildren, they aren't far away.

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    Netflix can be a bit daunting, since there's so much to choose from. But we're here to make that easier. 

    Every week, we look through what's available on the streaming service and recommend seven movies you can watch over the weekend. Some of our selections recently came to Netflix, like the excellent new original movie, "Private Life." And some have been available for a while. You just might have missed them because Netflix's algorithm didn't know you as well as it thought it did.

    From the new Netflix original "Private Life" starring Paul Giamatti to "The Shining," these are the movies you should add to your queue for the weekend.

    Here are seven movies on Netflix you should check out (along with their scores from Rotten Tomatoes).

    Note: Not all of these films are available in countries outside the United States. Apologies!

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    "Private Life" (2018) -- a Netflix Original

    Netflix description: Struggling to conceive, a couple in their 40s are almost out of options — until a sliver of hope arrives in the form of their visiting step-niece.

    Critic score: 90%

    Audience score: N/A

    This darkly funny and intimate story about infertility's effect on a married couple and their journey through it is given life through Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn's performances. It's one of the strongest Netflix Original movies so far. 

    "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" (2008)

    Netflix description: Zack and Miri make and star in an adult film to bring in easy money. But their unspoken feelings for each other might threaten the whole enterprise. 

    Critic score: 65%

    Audience score:  66%

    This comedy isn't one of Kevin Smith's best, but it's fun and easy to watch, especially if you don't really feel like giving your full attention to a movie. The movie probably would've been terrible without the chemistry of its stars, Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks. 

    "Must Love Dogs" (2005)

    Netflix description: Divorcée Sarah Nolan isn't ready for romance, but when her sister signs her up for an online dating service, love-seeking mates come calling.

    Critic score: 35%

    Audience score: 50%

    Is this movie stupid? Yes. But it is cute and there are dogs in it. 

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    • Huel, a startup which ships out powdered food, has raised £20 million ($26 million) in funding.
    • At three years old, Huel's revenue growth seems to have been exponential, with turnover set to more than triple on last year's revenue.
    • Huel's product comprises dry, oat-coloured powder that the startup claims provides all the nutrition people need, and it's made and consumed a little like a smoothie.

    Buzzy powdered food startup Huel has raised £20 million ($26 million) in funding from growth equity investor Highland Europe. The money is Huel's first external investment since it launched in 2015.

    Huel sells "nutritionally complete" powder which customers mix with water, and which can replace meals. It also makes energy bars and granola.

    "Huel has been profitable since day one and is on track to triple turnover this year," cofounder Julian Hearn said in a statement. "In order to accelerate growth, expand our product portfolio and reach new markets, we decided to take external funding into the company."

     CEO James McMaster told Business Insider that people at Huel had been debating for a while whether or not to fundraise, after brand awareness grew and more and more people started approaching."It felt like it was the right time to have a partner," he said.

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    Huel was founded in the UK in 2012, and has started launching in new countries in a big way this year.

    "We actually launched in the US last year and that's going incredibly well for us," McMaster said. "Europe growth has been big, but obviously when you're a business without much access to funds and cash it's much harder to take big risks on things. With some funding and some extra experience elsewhere allows us to go even faster," he said.

    Huel's UK site exports globally, and McMaster said it Huel already sells to 80 countries. "So we know that it's a global business already, albeit quite small in most of those markets."

    At three years old, Huel's growth seems pretty exponential. McMaster said that after its first year Huel's yearly turnover went from £1 million, to £5 million, to £14 million. He says Huel's fourth year will see over £40 million in turnover. 

    You can read here how one Business Insider fared when he tried replacing all his meals with Huel.

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    When does UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor start

    • Conor McGregor has booked a comeback bout in UFC.
    • The wildly popular Irishman is set to challenge modern rival Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.
    • The event is scheduled to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 6.
    • Here's everything you need to know.
    • Read all of Business Insider's UFC 229 coverage right here.


    Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov have the chance to settle their differences within the confines of a 750-square-foot cage on Saturday.

    The two lightweight fighters could contest one of the best fights of the year as the match-up presents an elite striker with concussive power in McGregor against a champion with intimidating strength, grappling, and wrestling skills in Nurmagomedov.

    The fight involves a backstory that gripped the sports world in April, when McGregor was seen on video throwing guard rails at a bus carrying UFC fighters— an extraordinary attack that hospitalised two athletes.

    UFC boss Dana White later claimed McGregor was motivated to confront Nurmagomedov, who had slapped McGregor's close friend Artem Lobov, and was on the bus at the time of the attack.

    McGregor and Nurmagomedov did not fight that night, but have the chance to punch, elbow, and choke each other at UFC 229— an upcoming pay-per-view show scheduled to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

    When is UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor?

    UFC 229 will be a festival of fights as the event card features 12 bouts in total. Nurmagomedov and McGregor are the headline attraction and their fight for the UFC lightweight championship belt is due to take place on October 6, 2018.

    The main show will begin at 4 p.m. in Las Vegas, which means a 7 p.m. start if you live in New York. If you are in London, then expect to tune in at midnight. However, the Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor fight will start at least three hours after this (potentially a lot later if the 11 previous bouts all go the distance).

    Here's what time the UFC 229 fight between Nurmagomedov and McGregor is expected to start in major cities across different time zones on Saturday, October 6.

    • London (BST): 3 a.m. (Sunday)
    • New York (ET): 10 p.m.
    • Chicago (CT): 9 p.m.
    • Denver (MT): 8 p.m.
    • Las Vegas (PT): 7 p.m.
    • Los Angeles (PT): 7 p.m.
    • Honolulu (HAST): 4 p.m.
    • Sydney (AET): 1 p.m. (Sunday)
    • Tokyo (JST): 11 a.m (Sunday)
    • Moscow (MSK): 5 a.m (Sunday)
    • Paris (CEST): 4 a.m (Sunday)

    Why should I watch?

    Conor McGregor

    To put it quite simply — because this fight involves Conor McGregor, a comeback story, and an undefeated champion in Nurmagomedov.

    But allow us to elaborate. First of all, McGregor is involved. You know him, we know him, everybody knows him. He's known for his flashy lifestyle, an unrivalled trash-talk that sees him spare no soul — not even Richard Branson— and for controversial antics that include an in-cage meltdown.

    But none of us would know McGregor if it were not for the thing that made him famous in the first place — his instinctive kicks and his fists of fury that have rendered many an opponent unconscious. McGregor is one of the most elite fighters in UFC, and he returns for the first time in almost two years in October.

    His comeback is against Nurmagomedov, a Russian wrestler who has risen to the very top of the lightweight division, and was crowned champion during McGregor's absence.

    Nurmagomedov has strength, elite grappling skills, and horrific ground-and-pound techniques.

    Khabib Nurmagomedov

    You should watch because this is a classic mesh of two completely different styles — the striker against the wrestler.

    Watch UFC's promo video for UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor below.

    How can I watch live?

    Audiences in the US will be able to watch the UFC 229 prelims on FX and UFC Fight Pass, the UFC's official streaming network. Part of the event may be streamed on the FOX Sports GO app, but further details will be known closer to fight night.

    The main pay-per-view event will be carried on a number of networks including UFC TV, Prime Video pay-per-view, and AT&T U-verse. A full list is available on the UFC website here.

    To watch online via Fight Pass, click here. To watch on DIRECTV, go here.

    BT Sport will continue airing UFC in the UK until the end of the year, and therefore still has the rights to broadcast UFC 229 — arguably the last monster show before Eleven Sports succeed BT Sport as the go-to UK broadcaster for UFC fights.

    To watch UFC 229 in the UK online, head to the BT Sport page.

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    • The US unemployment rate fell to 3.7% in September, the lowest level since December 1969. 
    • Employers added fewer nonfarm positions than expected as Hurricane Florence caused job losses in restaurants and bars. 
    • Wages increased in line with forecasts.

    US employers added fewer positions than expected in September, but the unemployment rate fell to 3.7%, the lowest level since 1969, according to the monthly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released on Friday.

    Nonfarm payrolls increased by 134,000, slowed in part by job losses that were likely caused by Hurricane Florence.  Economists had forecast 185,000 net additions according to Bloomberg. 

    The low unemployment rate added to evidence of a booming economy and a tight jobs market that's pressuring companies to pay workers more.

    As usual, the focus was on wages — but even more so this time. Average hourly earnings rose in line with forecasts, by 0.3% month-on-month and 2.8% year-on-year.

    Earlier this week, Amazon announced that it was raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour, more than twice the federal mandate of $7.25. That was not going to move the needle on last month's wage number, but served as a key anecdote on the pressure companies were under — politically and due to a tight labor market— to raise wages.

    Investors were also watching the wage-growth number closely amid a sell-off in the bond market. Bond yields rise when prices fall, and they spiked on Wednesday to the highest level in over seven years after a strong payroll report from ADP and bullish comments from the Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. 

    "The US economy is on fire right now and the bond market has been underestimating just how hot the economy is," said Lawler Jasper, the head of research at London Capital Group. "What we are seeing here is that complacency start to fade."

    This story is developing.

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    • "Impostor syndrome" is the phenomenon in which people don't think they deserve their success and fear being exposed as frauds.
    • Johnny Reinsch, CEO of fintech startup Qwil, said he's had impostor syndrome since he cofounded his company in 2015.
    • Reinsch said he hopes his impostor syndrome never goes away because it motivates him to learn more and perform better.

    One thing many successful people have in common is the feeling that they don't deserve their success.

    That they're a fraud. That they've fooled everyone into believing they are competent, but they'll someday be exposed as phonies.

    That feeling is called "imposter syndrome," and the CEO of one fintech startup says he's had it for three years and counting.

    "When you're first getting going, I think everybody suffers from imposter syndrome," Johnny Reinsch, the cofounder and CEO of Qwil, told Business Insider.

    Reinsch founded Qwil in 2015 as way to facilitate payment between freelance workers and their clients. Reinsch came up with the idea when he was working as an independent contractor and nearly defaulted on his mortgage because his clients weren't paying him on time.

    His vision was a company that would stand between freelancers and clients, paying the clients whenever they want to access their cash and assuming the risk of the clients when they don't pay up right away.

    But when Reinsch pitched Qwil to investors, he said he was turned down more than 100 times.

    "You're going to hear 'no' and be told 'no' more if your idea is good, because it's new and radical, then if it's something that sounds comfortable," he told Business Insider.

    "It's tough to go in with your heart and soul behind something, and you know you see something that other people don't, but you're meeting the smartest people in the investment community and they're saying 'I don't quite see what you see.'"

    The initial negative responses made Reinsch question whether he was CEO material. He went through "a lot of tough, tough weeks and nights and self doubt," he said.

    The tide is slowly starting to turn for Qwil. In April, the company announced it had raised $5 million in Series A funding. Reinsch said Qwil has 15 employees and has plans for more growth.

    But Reinsch said he still gets the feeling that he's not the right person for the job, and although it might sound counter-intuitive, he said he hopes his impostor syndrome never leaves.

    "Frankly, I don't want it to go away, because it helps me to operate better," he said. "It puts me in a mindset of always being in that beginners mindset and wanting to learn more so that I really am that right person."

    "Because when it comes to the point where I'm not, I need to step aside, because what we're doing is bigger than my own ego at that point."

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    • Mattress Firm has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, it said in a press release Friday. 
    • As part of its bankruptcy restructuring, Mattress Firm could close as many as 700 stores. 
    • It is the largest specialty mattress retailer in the United States, with around 3,400 stores. Mattress Firm has increasingly come under pressure as new startups such as Casper innovate the experience of mattress shopping and take market share.
    • Last October, Mattress Firm filed a lawsuit against two former employees, a broker, and a group of developers, accusing them of conspiring to push the company to aggressively expand.

    Mattress Firm has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, it said in a press release Friday. 

    It has been an eventful few months for the company. In the span of a year, it has been accused by internet sleuths of running a money-laundering operation, announced it would be closing almost 200 stores, and watched on as its parent company's business practices have been investigated. 

    With 3,400 stores, it is the largest specialty mattress retailer in the US and has increasingly come under pressure as new startups such as Casper innovate the experience of mattress shopping and take market share. 

    As part of its bankruptcy restructuring, Mattress Firm could close as many as 700 stores. 200 stores are expected to close in the next few days. 

    "The process we have initiated today will allow us to strengthen our balance sheet and accelerate the optimization of our store portfolio," Mattress Firm CEO Steve Stagner said in a statement.

    "Leading up to the holiday shopping season, we will exit up to 700 stores in certain markets where we have too many locations in close proximity to each other. We intend to use the additional liquidity from these actions to improve our product offering, provide greater value to our customers, open new stores in new markets, and strategically expand in existing markets where we see the greatest opportunities to serve our customers."

    Last October, Mattress Firm filed a lawsuit against two former employees, a broker, and a group of developers, accusing them of conspiring to push the company to aggressively expand and open stores.

    Reports that the mattress retailer was considering filing for bankruptcy surfaced in August

    SEE ALSO: Mattress Firm stores are at the center of controversies and conspiracy theories — here's what it's like to shop there

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    • Elastic — a company that provides search technology to customers like Uber and Tinder  — went public on Friday, and had a first-day pop of 94%. 
    • With its IPO priced at $36 per share, Elastic stock closed at $70.50 on Friday. 
    • Elastic has an impressive portfolio of customers using its technology, including eBay, Barclays, IBM, and Microsoft.

    • Twelve-month revenues were up 87% year-over-year as of April, but by July, the company had an accumulated debt of $236 million.

    Elastic — the search technology company powering matches with drivers on Uber and significant others on Tinder — went public on Friday, and roared out of the gate. 

    The Mountain View, California based company priced its IPO at $36 per share, giving it a market cap of $2.5 billion.  At the opening bell, its stock shot up over 90% to about $70 per share — and maintained that momentum through the close, ending its first day as a public company up 94.4% to $70 per share, valuing the company at just shy of $4.9 billion.

    With Google dominating consumer search, Elastic, founded in 2012, focused on selling search technology to large-scale business customers like eBay, Barclays, IBM, and Microsoft. Sprint uses it's "Elasticsearch" product for "ingesting, searching, and analyzing" more than 3 billion records and 50 terabytes of data per day, the company said in its S-1 filing

    Elastic's last 12-month revenue (ending in April) was $149.4 million, up 87% from the year prior. The company lost $49 million on that revenue, compared to $47 million in losses the year prior. 

    At the end of July 2018, Elastic had an accumulated debt of $236 million. 

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    Companies are raising wages and adding new benefits in an effort to beat out the competition when it comes to hiring and retaining workers. 

    The US unemployment rate fell to 3.7%, a 48-year low, in September, according to the monthly jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At the same time, there are more jobs open than ever, with 757,000 retail-job openings across the US in July, about 100,000 more than a year ago. 

    As a response, companies are scrambling to win over employees with new perks and higher pay. 

    On Tuesday, Amazon announced plans to raise the company's minimum wage in the US to $15 per hour. The company also said it will work to gain Congressional support to increase the federal minimum wage.

    Amazon is just the latest in a list of companies to raise minimum wage. While the federal minimum wage remains $7.25 per hour, Business Insider Today reports that most of the largest retailers in the US pay significantly more than that. 

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    In January, Walmart made headlines when it raised its minimum wage to $11 per hour. Target raised minimum wage to $12 per hour, as part of its effort to get to $15 per hour by 2020, in March. In June, Costco announced it was raising the minimum wage from $13 to $14 per hour. 

    "Our average US hourly wage is in the mid-22s, $22.50 roughly, which we believe dwarfs any other retail or retail-type entity out there on a big scale," Costco's CFO Richard Galanti said on a call with investors on Thursday, in response to a question on Amazon raising its minimum wage. 

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