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    Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer great deals on tech as well as home — two expenses it can be hard to commit to without steep discounts, despite how much you might need them.

    Wayfair always has great deals, but some of its steepest discounts come on Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday. If you're looking to do a total interior design upgrade, or even if you're just on the hunt for a very specific piece of furniture like a couch or ottoman, Wayfair is a solid place to start searching for a deal.

    This year you can save up to 80% on home goods and furniture in the following categories:

    With the new year coming up, it's the perfect time to to refresh any room of the house with new furniture, linens, or decor, and this is likely the best time of the year to do so. You could save thousands by doing your home goods shopping today rather than later in the month.

    While you're at it, you might also want to check out some of the other deals we've scoped out — like the best deals for your kitchen, and the best vacuum and mattress sales.

    You can shop the full Wayfair Black Friday sale selection here, and below are some of the most noteworthy deals you might want to check out:

    Looking for more deals? We've rounded up the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on the internet.

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    autonomous trucking graphicThis is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here.

    Trucking is set to transform radically in the coming years, with innovative technologies enabling trucks to take over more and more driving responsibilities, saving time and money for operators and businesses that rely on shipping.

    Autonomous trucks are being tested on roads around the world, and systems from startups like Peloton and Embark could make their way into commercial trucks as soon as next year. Fleets will be able to leverage autonomous technologies to cut costs and gain a critical edge over competitors.

    But to start planning for, and to eventually implement, those technologies, companies need to know what sorts of systems will be ready and when, and what regulatory hurdles will need to be overcome to get autonomous trucks on the road. 

    In a new report from BI Intelligence, we provide an early glimpse into the emerging autonomous trucking market. First, we look at the trucking market as it stands today, offering a basic profile of the industry and highlighting a number of the challenges and issues it faces. Then, we go through the three waves of autonomous technology that are set to upend the industry — platooning, semi-autonomous systems, and fully autonomous trucks — looking at who is making strides in each of these areas, when the technology can be expected to start making an impact, and what companies can do to get ahead of the curve.

    Here are some of the key takeaways:

    • Advanced and autonomous technology will enable operators and shipping firms to eradicate some of the challenges that have long plagued them. Trucks will take over more and more driving responsibilities, saving time and money for operators and businesses that rely on shipping.
    • The impact of autonomous technologies on the trucking industry will come in three major waves: platooning or fuel-saving vehicle convoys, semi-autonomous highway control systems, and fully autonomous trucks.
    • Change to the trucking industry will be gradual but inexorable. Companies with foresight can start to make long-term plans to account for the ways that autonomous technologies will change how goods and products move from place to place.

    In full, the report:

    • Analyzes the development of autonomous trucking technology.
    • Explains the waves in which advanced and autonomous technologies will start to impact the trucking industry, providing detailed explanations of how a company can take advantage of the disruptive technology transforming logistics at each stage.
    • Profiles the efforts of the companies that are at the forefront of new technology in trucking, looking at what they're working on and when their efforts could start to impact the market.

    Interested in getting the full report? Here are two ways to access it:

    1. Subscribe to an All-Access pass to BI Intelligence and gain immediate access to this report and over 100 other expertly researched reports. As an added bonus, you'll also gain access to all future reports and daily newsletters to ensure you stay ahead of the curve and benefit personally and professionally. >>Learn More Now
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    George Papadopoulos

    • George Papadopoulos, a former adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign, called for former FBI director James Comey to publicly testify about the FBI's purported mishandling of the Russia investigation.
    • Papadopoulos' tweets came after House Republicans subpoenaed Comey and former attorney general Loretta Lynch to appear before lawmakers in a closed-door session.
    • But Comey has already been pushing for an open hearing.
    • Papadopoulos earlier wanted immunity to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, but said Saturday that he'll withdraw his request if Comey testifies publicly.

    George Papadopoulos, the former foreign-policy aide to President Donald Trump's campaign who pleaded guilty in the Russia investigation last year, took to Twitter on Saturday to call for the former FBI director, James Comey, to testify publicly about the FBI's purported mishandling of the Russia probe.

    "If Jim Comey wants to testify in public and tell America who/why in Trump’s advisory board was under FISA; who Joseph Mifsud is; if the FBI had any role in my dealings with Charles Tawil; and explain the UK and Australia’s surveillance role," he tweeted, "that would be good for the country."

    But Comey has been asking to testify publicly from the start.

    Earlier this week, House Republicans — who will be a minority in the lower chamber of Congress come January — made a last-minute push to subpoena Comey and former attorney general Loretta Lynch.

    Comey acknowledged the news Thursday, tweeting, "Happy Thanksgiving. Got a subpoena from House Republicans. I'm still happy to sit in the light and answer all questions. But I will resist a 'closed door' thing because I've seen enough of their selective leaking and distortion. Let's have a hearing and invite everyone to see."

    Democrats have also called for an open hearing, though Republicans are pushing for a closed-door session as they continue their investigation into whether the FBI allowed anti-Trump bias to affect its handling of the ongoing Russia investigation.

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    Papadopoulos, meanwhile, reportedly wanted immunity in exchange for testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Legal experts said the request indicated the former Trump aide may be worried his testimony could implicate him in a crime.

    Read more: George Papadopoulos dumped by his own lawyers as the former Trump aide embarks on a 'self-defeating gambit'

    But Papadopoulos backed away from his request Saturday.

    "If Jim Comey agrees to answer the below questions in a public testimony, I will agree to testify to the senate without immunity," Papadopoulos tweeted. "It’s a win-win for the country. America first."

    Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI last year and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. At his sentencing hearing in September, he expressed remorse for his actions, saying he was "grateful" for the opportunity to help the investigation and had "nothing but respect for the Court and the legal process."

    But the former Trump aide soon adopted a very different tone.

    After his sentencing hearing, Papadopoulos tweeted that the FBI's investigation was "the biggest case of entrapment!" The next day, Papadopoulos said he was considering withdrawing his guilty plea because he believed he was framed.

    Several days later, he tweeted that he had been sentenced "while having exculpatory evidence hidden from me."

    He added that if he had known that at the time, he never would have pleaded guilty. And on November 9, Papadopoulos tweeted that his "biggest regret" was pleading guilty.

    He has since deleted those tweets.

    Read more: Mueller used George Papadopoulos' own tweets against him in a new court filing

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    Papadopoulos hired new lawyers in September as he and his wife took to Twitter and the media to promote the unfounded theory that he was entrapped by the FBI, who he said wanted to "infiltrate" and "sabotage" the Trump campaign.

    Earlier this month, Papadopoulos' former defense lawyers filed a motion pulling out from representing him.

    DOJ veterans pointed out that it's unusual for lawyers to file paperwork to formally withdraw from a case.

    Elie Honig, a former prosecutor from the Southern District of New York who specialized in organized-crime cases, said it was likely that Papadopoulos' "lawyers are trying to disassociate with him because of the conspiracy theories he's spreading, or perhaps they told him to knock it off, and he's not listening."

    If Papadopoulos is seriously considering withdrawing his guilty plea, he would have to show a judge he was somehow misled or coerced into pleading guilty, and that the plea was not fully voluntary. On a practical level, that would set a defendant up to argue that his lawyers didn't explain the full terms of the plea correctly or lied to him.

    In that case, Papadopoulos' lawyers may also have withdrawn because they'd no longer be able to represent him due to a conflict of interest.

    Withdrawing a guilty plea is extraordinarily difficult. And if Papadopoulos does succeed, he may find himself in deeper trouble than he was in before because his indictment would resurface and he would not have the option of pleading guilty with an agreement to cooperate.

    SEE ALSO: Mueller used George Papadopoulos' own tweets against him in a new court filing

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    • The US is reportedly close to reaching a deal with Mexico that would allow for asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims are processed.
    • The plan appears to be an attempt to end the practice of "catch and release." 
    • If successfully reached, it will reportedly be implemented in a matter of weeks. 

    The White House and Mexican officials from the country's incoming administration are reportedly close to a deal that would turn Mexico into "a waiting room for America’s asylum system," according to a report from The Washington Post.

    The deal would place migrants seeking asylum in the US in Mexico while they await judgment by US courts, according to Mexcian officials and members of president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s transition team.

    The plan, dubbed Remain in Mexico, appears to be President Donald Trump's solution to "catch and release," the American policy that has allowed asylum seekers from Mexico and Central America refuge on American soil until their cases are decided. 

    Olga Sánchez Cordero, Mexico’s incoming interior minister, indicated to the Post that the decision to go along with the plan was part of an effort disincentivize continued migration from Central America.

    "Mexico has open arms and everything, but imagine, one caravan after another after another, that would also be a problem for us," Cordero said.

    The deal, which has not been signed or officiated, reportedly took shape last week between Mexican officials, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

    Read more: Tight security all but locks down US-Mexico border as migrants, Thanksgiving travelers stuck in line

    When reached for comment, White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley said, "President Trump has developed a strong relationship with the incoming Obrador Administration, and we look forward to working with them on a wide range of issues."

    The reported plan, which would be implemented within the next few weeks if it's successfully reached, is one of the latest attempts by the Trump administration to stop or slow the flow of Central American migrants coming to the US who are fleeing gang violence and poor economic conditions.

    In the last few months, Trump has ramped up his rhetoric and actions against immigrants. He's particularly targeted the migrant caravan moving toward the US border that is now encamped in Tijuana.

    In an executive order, Trump authorized the US military to use "lethal force" against migrants if they engage in violence against border officers. And as he escalated his anti-immigrant rhetoric leading up to the November midterms, Trump also sent nearly 6,000 troops to the border ahead of the caravan's arrival.

    On Monday, a federal judge ruled against Trump's order that sought to deem asylum applications from individuals who didn't enter the US at a port of entry ineligible.

    The ACLU didn't address whether it is considering suing the administration over Trump's order. But Lee Gelernt, an attorney for the organization, told the Post, "Leaving asylum seekers stranded in Mexico will put them in danger. The Trump administration should focus on providing a fair and lawful asylum process in the US rather than seeking more ways to undermine it."

    SEE ALSO: Trump lashes out at Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts after he reminded the president that judges are supposed to be independent

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    This is a preview of the Internet of Things (2018) research report from Business Insider Intelligence. To learn more about the IoT ecosystem, tech trends and industry forecasts, click here.

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming how companies and consumers go about their days around the world. The technology that underlies this whole segment is evolving quickly, whether it’s the rapid rise of the Amazon Echo and voice assistants upending the consumer space, or growth of AI-powered analytics platforms for the enterprise market.

    Investments into Internet of Things solutions

    And Business Insider Intelligence is keeping its finger on the pulse of this ongoing revolution by conducting our second annual Global IoT Executive Survey, which provides us with critical insights on new developments within the IoT and explains how top-level perspectives are changing year-to-year. Our survey includes more than 400 responses from key executives around the world, including C-suite and director-level respondents.

    Through this exclusive study and in-depth research into the field, Business Insider Intelligence details the components that make up the IoT ecosystem. We size the IoT market and use exclusive data to identify key trends in device installations and investment. And we profile the enterprise and consumer IoT segments individually, drilling down into the drivers and characteristics that are shaping each market.

    Here are some key takeaways from the report:

    • We project that there will be more than 55 billion IoT devices by 2025, up from about 9 billion in 2017.
    • We forecast that there will be nearly $15 trillion in aggregate IoT investment between 2017 and 2025, with survey data showing that companies' plans to invest in IoT solutions are accelerating.
    • The report highlights the opinions and experiences of IoT decision-makers on topics that include: drivers for adoption; major challenges and pain points; deployment and maturity of IoT implementations; investment in and utilization of devices; the decision-making process; and forward- looking plans.

    In full, the report:

    • Provides a primer on the basics of the IoT ecosystem.
    • Offers forecasts for the IoT moving forward, and highlights areas of interest in the coming years.
    • Looks at who is and is not adopting the IoT, and why.
    • Highlights drivers and challenges facing companies that are implementing IoT solutions.

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    surface pro

    • Microsoft has been building itself up as a serious competitor in the PC hardware business, and so far, it's been doing a pretty great job.
    • The Surface Pro 6 is the latest and greatest in the company's Surface Pro line, but does it really live up to the name?
    • We tested out the tablet and were impressed with the impressive specs, including a strong core processor and a lot of storage space, though we think the design could still be updated to include a USB-C port or two.

    Microsoft has been slowly but surely building itself up as a serious competitor in the PC hardware business, and so far, it's been doing a pretty great job. Recent products include the likes of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2, which we recently reviewed, as well as the Microsoft Surface Go, which we recently tested as well.

    It all started, however, with the original Microsoft Surface Pro, which was arguably the first product that showed the world Microsoft could truly compete in hardware. These days, Microsoft is up to the Surface Pro 6, the latest and greatest in the Surface Pro line. But does the new Surface Pro 6 live up to the Surface Pro name? We put it to the test to find out.

    As with any new product, the first thing you'll notice about the new Surface Pro is its design, and it's a great-looking device — but not all that different-looking compared to previous iterations of the Surface Pro. In fact, if you put the Surface Pro 6 next to the Surface Pro 5, or even the Surface Pro 4, you'd be hard-pressed telling them apart — save for the fact that this time around there's a Matte Black color option.

    On the front of the device, you'll find the 12.3-inch touchscreen, along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with support for Windows Hello. On the left side, there's a headphone jack, while the right side is where you'll find the full-sized USB port, mini DisplayPort, and Surface Connect charging port. On the top, there's the power button and volume rocker. Then, on the back, there's the kickstand. Despite what it may look like in photos, the kickstand is very sturdy and infinitely adjustable — so you don't have to live with using the device in one of two positions, like when you use the iPad with Apple's keyboard covers. Like other tablet kickstand-style devices, the Surface Pro 6 isn't overly comfortable to use like a laptop with the Type Cover on your lap — so if you intend on buying the Type Cover, we recommend sticking with a table of some kind.

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    The only thing we might have changed about the Surface Pro 6 design is that it would have been nice to include a USB-C port or two.

    Apple has run full-force into adopting USB-C— causing some outrage. We get that Microsoft is positioning itself as a kind of anti-Apple by not forcing users to adopt dongles for older accessories, but USB-C is still the future, and not adding a USB-C port immediately dates the Surface Pro 6.

    As mentioned, the display on the Surface Pro 6 comes in at 12.3-inches, and it has a resolution of 2,736 x 1,824 — and it's beautiful. Sure, it's pretty much the same as the display on last year's Surface Pro 5, but that doesn't take away from the fact that colors were vibrant and bright, making the Surface Pro 6 a great choice for those who appreciate a great display. The display is excellent when it comes to touch features too. We found it to be accurate and responsive to touch, and while you might want to use the Surface Pro Type Cover for some situations — like writing tech reviews — many will find using the on-screen keyboard and touch controls perfectly adequate for what they need this device for.

    Under the hood, the Surface Pro 6 is an impressive beast for the form factor that it takes.

    The base model includes an 8th-gen Intel Core i5 processor, coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. From there, options range up to an Intel Core i7 with 16GB of RAM and a full 1TB of storage. Of course, with those specs you'll have to pay $2,299, but it's an option if you want it.

    We found that our model, which was the base model with a 256GB hard drive, was more than capable enough of handling any day-to-day tasks and could get us through a full day of work, plus some video-watching and other entertainment, perfectly fine. Of course, if you expect to use the Surface Pro 6 for more intensive tasks, like any video or audio editing, then it's worth upgrading.

    Beyond shelling out the cash for the tablet itself, there's some extra money you might want to spend — on the Microsoft Type Cover, which comes at $130, and the Microsoft Surface Pen, which costs $100. Those are expensive accessories. Sure, they're not quite as pricey as Apple's options, but they're expensive nonetheless.

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    Now, this isn't a review of the Surface Pro's accessories, but we can offer a few details.

    In general, we found the Surface Pro 6's Type Cover to offer a nice, tactile typing experience — which was perfect for longer typing sessions. The touchpad was also nice, and while it could have been a bit larger, it worked perfectly fine. The Type Cover is only available in black if you want to pay the $130, though if you're willing to shell out $160 you can get a Platinum, Cobalt Blue, or Burgundy model too.

    The Surface Pro Pen is pretty nice too. Now, take this with a grain of salt considering the fact that this tech reviewer isn't much of an artist, but the Surface Pro Pen generally felt nice and reacted well to our strokes. It has 4,096 levels of pressure, which is nice, though it would have been nice if it had a little more gesture control, like the new second-generation Apple Pencil.

    Ultimately, the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is an excellent device and a great option for Windows fans who want to continue their experience in a more portable and tactile format. We do recommend the Type Cover to those who type a lot, but if you don't then you may not need to factor it into the cost.

    But the question remains — is there a better option in this price range?

    Well, that depends.

    For Windows 10 fans, the Surface Pro line is still the best way to experience the hybrid tablet design that has taken off over the past few years, but we still wish Microsoft would update the design a little, even if just to include more modern ports.

    For those not married to Windows 10 and who don't mind using a mobile operating system, the new iPad Pro range is definitely something to consider, especially given the fact that it has a USB-C port and arguably better stylus. iPad aside, however, there's still nothing that can truly challenge the Surface Pro 6 in this segment — so if you like Windows 10, and want a hybrid, this is the way to go.

    Buy the Microsoft Surface Pro 6, starting at $899, available at Microsoft and Best Buy

    Buy the Microsoft Surface Pen, $99.99, available Microsoft and Best Buy

    Buy the Microsoft Surface Pro Type Cover, $129.99, available at Microsoft and Best Buy

    SEE ALSO: Microsoft's new Surface Laptop 2 is one of the best you can buy today — and it's a cheaper alternative to Apple's MacBook

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    sony tv

    • Cyber Monday is here, and as always, there is a ton of great tech on sale. 
    • We've rounded up only the best tech deals in every category from smartphones, tablets, and laptops, to TVs, headphones, and speakers. 
    • We'll be updating the deals all Cyber Monday, so stay tuned! You can also check out all our deal coverage on Insider Picks.
    • To potentially save more on Cyber Monday, you can visit Business Insider Coupons to find up-to-date promo codes for a range of online stores.

    Cyber Monday is all about the tech deals. Sure, you could snag some great clothing, home goods, and travel deals, too, but we all know you want that big-screen TV.

    We've rounded up the best tech deals for Cyber Monday as they pour in.

    We check thousands of deals from dozens of retailers and whittled down the pickings, so you can rest assured that these really are the best deals and the lowest prices.

    Whether you want a TV, projector, tablet, phone, speaker, or great tech accessories for less, we've got the deals here.

    To save you even more time, here are the top deals in each category that we've seen so far.

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    • iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max $300 off when you add a new line on a device payment plan, or get $100 when you upgrade and trade in your phone at Verizon [You save $300]

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    It's the weekend after Thanksgiving, and you're sitting at home eating cold pumpkin pie in your pajamas. Thanks to the internet, you can get a newly discounted flat screen TV on Cyber Monday without becoming a cautionary nightly news segment or waiting outside a Best Buy in freezing cold weather.

    It's the perfect time to pick up luxuries you can only justify with a discount or check off all the things you'll need to buy anyway: holiday gifts, a replacement for the long-suffering mattress or living room couch, a new robovac, or an Instant Pot— at prices that are up to 80% cheaper than they will be next week. 

    Below, you'll find a list of stores with the best 2018 Cyber Monday sales on the internet (like Amazon, Nordstrom, Casper, and more).

    We'll be updating the stores and deals in real time, so check back in or bookmark this page if you don't want to miss out on any great Cyber Monday deals. 

    Here are the top 12 Cyber Monday 2018 sales we're shopping:

    Looking for more deals? We've rounded up the Cyber Monday deals on the internet.

    To potentially save more on Cyber Monday, you can visit Business Insider Coupons to find up-to-date promo codes for a range of online stores.


    • Save big on Amazon devices and tech from top brands like Bose, Sony, Sonos, and more. Shop

    Best Buy:

    • November 22-24, save up to $300 on 4K Ultra HD TVs, save $300 on the Samsung Galaxy Note9, S9, or S9+, save $50 on the Google Home, save $30 on select Xbox One and PS4 games, and much more. Shop


    • Save up to 50% off computers, laptops, and accessories at Dell with doorbuster deals starting November 22 at 10 a.m. ET. Shop


    • Save up to 40% off Google Home, Pixelbook, Chromecast and more November 22-24 on Best Buy. Shop and


    • Up to 50% off sitewide from November 22-26. Shop


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    • Save $30 on a Braava jet and $200 on a Roomba 960 from November 15-December 2. Shop


    • November 18-26 save up to $310 on select Surface devices, November 18-26 save up to $100 on select Xbox One consoles, and November 22-30 get deals on games including Forza Horizon 4 for up to 35% off, State of Decay 2 for 35% off and Sea of Thieves for 50% off. Shop


    • Get big savings on tech like headphones, keyboards, and more (including some Walmart-exclusive low prices) from November 22-26. Shop


    • Right now, you can save up to 40% on select 4K Ultra HD TVs and home appliances. Starting November 15, Samsung will begin to roll out more early Black Friday deals with smartphones, smartwatches, TVs, Blu-ray players, soundbars, and more up to $400 off. Shop




    • Save 43% on V-MODA headphones at Amazon on November 19. Shop Shop all V-MODA products at


    • Get 15% off all mattresses and 30% off all bedding through November 28 with the code "THANKS15" at checkout. Shop


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    • Now through December 3, save $175 on any Avocado Green Mattress or Avocado Vegan Mattress using the code "MERRY175" at checkout. Verified military, educators, law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, doctors and nurses are all eligible to receive an additional discount of $50. Save $175 on reclaimed wood bed frames using the code "BED175" at checkout. With the code "PILLOW25" get 25% off all Avocado Green Pillows. Shop


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    • Get 40% off everything with the code "THANKFUL".


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    • On Black Friday, November 23, Cuyana will donate a percentage of sales to the victims of the fires in California. Shop

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    • Save up to 75% sitewide. Plus, get a free Royce leather wallet on orders over $100 by using the promo code "FREEWALLET" at checkout. Shop


    • Save up to 50% sitewide from November 19-25.


    • Save 40% on all items from November 21-26. You'll also find special daily offers during this time period. Shop


    • Save up to 50% in-stock watches sitewide. Shop


    • November 21-27, save 20% on apparel and outerwear. Shop

    M. Gemi:

    • Save 25% on any pair of shoes from November 19-26. Shop


    • Save up to 40% on select styles from November 22-25. Shop


    • Save up to 70% off clothes, home goods, jewelry, and more. Plus take an extra 15-20% off or get $10 back on purchases of $25 or more in select departments with the promo code "BLKFRI" and "BLKFRI25" (respectively) at checkout. Shop


    • Take 25% off with the code "DEALWITHIT" at checkout. Shop

    Maison Miru:

    • Get the Surprise Ear Bar Trio (includes two pairs of studs and one ear cuff, guaranteed to be a $100+ value, regularly retails for $69) for just $49 from November 20-26. No code necessary. Shop


    • Save 10% off one item, 15% off two, and 20% off three or more items from November 23-26. Shop


    • Get 20% off when you spend $50, 25% off when you spend $100, and 30% off when you spend $150. Members get an additional 25% off membership pricing now through November 25. Shop

    Mika Jaymes:

    • Save 30% sitewide with code "CYBER30" now through November 30. Shop

    Ministry of Supply:

    Mott & Bow:

    • Save 25% sitewide, 30% on orders of $200 or more, and 35% on orders of $300 or more with promo code "SHOPEARLY." Shop


    • Until November 29, save up to 25% sitewide and get free shipping. Shop


    • November 23, midnight through 3 p.m., save 25% on select full price styles with no promo code. From 3 p.m. until November 26, save 20% on any two styles using promo code "FRIYAY20." Shop

    Need Supply Co.:

    • 20% discount sitewide from November 23-25 with the code "BACKINBLACK". Shop


    • Save an extra 20% on sale styles with the promo code "THANKS" at checkout. Shop


    • From November 22-24, save up to 60% off select shoe and bag styles. Shop


    • Save up to 60% on select items from November 21-26 and shop designer clearance items up to 40% off, starting today. Nordy Club Rewards card members can get extra points November 23-24. Shop

    Nordstrom Rack:

    • You'll find new deals on shoes, bags, and clothing every 24 hours from November 19-26. Shop


    • Save up to 65% sitewide this weekend. Shop

    Petite Studio

    • Get 20% off orders under $450, 25% off orders of $450-$750, and 30% off orders of $750+, from November 21-27. Shop


    • Save 25% sitewide, plus get free shipping from November 21-26. Shop


    • Take 40% off sitewide, plus save more on sale items, with promo code "PUMANOV" now through November 25. Shop


    • Save 40% on all eyewear, excluding sale items, from November 21-25. Shop

    Ramy Brook:

    • Save up to 70% off, plus get an extra 25% off for Black Friday with code "BLACKFRI25" from November 22- 25, plus get an extra 15% off tops and dresses on November 23 with code "BONUS15". Shop


    • Save 40% off sitewide from November 22-25 with code "BF40". Shop


    • Take 15% off sitewide with code "BFRIDAY" from November 21 through Cyber Monday. Shop

    Rent the Runway:


    • Save 25% off sitewide, plus take 35% off orders of $350 or more from November 21-25. Shop

    Richer Poorer:

    Sarah Flint:

    • Take $50 off 2 pairs of shoes, $100 off 3 pairs, and $150 off 4 pairs. Shop

    Scotch & Soda:

    • Take an additional 25% off sale items November 23-25. Shop


    • Save 30% on your entire purchase with code "CYBER18" now through November 26. Shop


    • Get a free limited-edition bracelet pouch with purchases of $500 or more, starting Black Friday. Shop


    • Take 15% off orders of $200+, 20% off orders of $500+, and 25% off orders of $800+ with code "MORE18". Shop

    Soia & Kyo:

    • Save up to 40% on select styles from November 22-25. Shop


    STATE Bags:

    • Save 35% off sitewide. A portion of Black Friday proceeds will also be donated to the Osborne Foundation. Shop

    Sweaty Betty:

    • Save 30% sitewide with code "CHEERS" now through Cyber Monday. Shop


    • Spend and save at Theory. Get 20% off when you spend $200, 25% off $400, and 30% off $600. Shop



    • November 23-26, save 30% on everything. Shop

    Tommy John:

    • Get 20% off sitewide when you spend $100 or more from November 22-26. On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you'll find limited-edition styles. Shop

    United By Blue:

    • Save 25% sitewide and get free shipping on all orders, now through November 26. Shop


    • Shop deals on down, flannel, HEATTECH products and more, plus free shipping on all orders. Shop

    Zenni Optical:

    • Get 20% off everything, plus 30% off Blokz lenses with code "BLACKFRIDAY" now through November 25. Shop

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    When I'm browsing for gifts, Amazon is admittedly not the site where I expect to easily stumble across an option that I've never seen before or regard as cool. I tend to think that the new and interesting startups have a leg up in this regard. Since Amazon is so familiar to shop, however, an ideal situation would be for me to knock out all my holiday shopping at once there. 

    It may be a convenient place to shop for ordinary and practical needs like kitchen tools and organization products, but is it really the best place to find unique gifts for your friends and family? This guide of 22 unique gifts, all available on Amazon, presents a compelling case.

    Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all of Insider Picks' holiday gift guides for 2018 here.

    SEE ALSO: 25 creative and unexpected gifts for 'Star Wars' fans of all ages

    DON'T MISS: 75 unique gift ideas from startups that are worth having on your radar

    A hook system more reliable than the MTA

    Umbra Subway Wall Hook, $30, available at Amazon

    Part art piece and part functional organizer, the subway-inspired wall hook reminds them of the joys (and terrors) of riding public transportation. 

    A GoPro harness for their dog

    GoPro Fetch Dog Harness, $30.40, available at Amazon

    To see life through their dog's eyes might be one of the best perspectives an owner can experience. The comfortable and sturdy harness will take viewers on canine adventures of all kinds.

    A programmable R2-D2

    R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid, $39.99, available at Amazon

    Your favorite droid comes to life, with a little help from a corresponding app. It can drive around their home, change stances, and react to movie moments as it watches. 

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    Brooklinen, $225

    • Brooklinen is having its biggest and only sale of the year right now.
    • Now through November 26 (Cyber Monday), the more you spend, the more you'll save — up to 20% off orders of $450 or more.
    • We ranked Brooklinen as the makers of the best luxury sheets, the best sateen sheets, and the best duvet cover on the internet. Find the startup's seven best-sellers below.
    • To potentially save more on Cyber Monday, you can visit Business Insider Coupons to find up-to-date promo codes for a range of online stores.

    Brooklinen is one of our favorite brands to cover — from its core and luxe bedsheets to its latest Brooklittles line for babies and toddlers. However, it's not known for holding sales. Prices are usually low enough to warrant what is essentially a year-round sale in itself.

    But Black Friday and Cyber Monday are exceptions; Cyber Week is its biggest and only sale of the year.

    This year, the popular startup is offering steep discounts. Now through November 26, you can take advantage of the following deals:

    If you're looking for a new pair of sheets, or you've been waiting for an additional discount as an excuse to try out luxury bedding, this is probably the best time of the year to invest. And in terms of value per dollar, Brooklinen is a particularly great deal.

    They look great, feel even better, and can vastly improve your quality of sleep — which, in turn, improves quite a few other areas of your life. When six hours feels like eight, it's easier to operate in the way that you want in your day-to-day.

    You can check out its full range of options here, but we're fans of the Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle for every day (with a duvet cover, a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and four pillowcases for $228 if you're buying for a queen). Insider Picks editor Ellen Hoffman described them as one of the best purchases she's ever made.

    In our comprehensive Buying Guides, we ranked Brooklinen sheets the #1 best luxurious sheets and the best sateen sheets you can buy. Its Down Comforter (queen, $349) is the best we found from a startup, and its Classic Duvet Cover (queen, $109) is another best-in-its-category on the internet. It also makes great, blanket-sized towels (Bath Sheets, two for $89). 

    If you're looking for something that adds some warmth and softness for the designated "cozy" winter season, I can't recommend the Twill Hardcore Sheet Bundle (queen, $189) enough. It's made to feel like your favorite worn-in flannel, and the twill fabrication allows the yarns to move more freely, creating an overall more forgiving, softer experience. As I've mentioned in my review of them, they'll make you wake up and wish you were working from home every day.

    When it comes to Brooklinen, our experience is that it's pretty difficult to go wrong.

    Take advantage of Cyber Monday Brooklinen discounts here.

    Looking for more deals? We've rounded up the best Cyber Monday deals on the internet.

    Below are some of Brooklinen's best sellers:

    Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle

    The queen-size Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle is $213 before a discount is applied

    Available in 15 colors. 

    • Luxe Core Sheet Set (one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, two pillowcases)
    • Luxe Duvet Cover
    • Luxe Pillowcases (an extra pair)

    Find a full review of the sheets here. We also ranked them the #1 best luxury sheets and the #1 best sateen sheets in the Insider Picks Buying Guides. 

    Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle

    The queen-size Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle is $129 before a discount is applied

    Available in 15 colors.

    • Classic Core Sheet Set (one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, two pillowcases)
    • Classic Duvet Cover
    • Classic Pillowcases (an extra pair)

    Super-Plush Complete Towel Set

    The Super-Plush Complete Towel Set is $189 before a discount is applied

    Available in four colors. 

    • Two "Bath Sheets"
    • Two bath towels
    • Two hand towels
    • Two washcloths
    • Bath mat

    Find a full review here.

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    caravan migrants us-mexico border

    • President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that asylum-seekers won't be allowed to enter the United States until their claims are approved in court.
    • The move would mean that migrants will be forced to wait in Mexico while their asylum cases are processed.
    • Mexican government officials on Saturday night denied that any agreement on the arrangement has been struck.
    • The news comes as nearly 5,000 migrants from the Central American caravan wait in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, where they intend to cross into the US.

    President Donald Trump on Saturday tweeted that the United States will no longer allow asylum-seekers to enter the country until their claims are already approved by a judge, essentially confirming an earlier report that said migrants may be forced to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through the US court system.

    "Migrants at the Southern Border will not be allowed into the United States until their claims are individually approved in court," he tweeted, adding that "we only will allow those who come into our Country legally," though asylum-seekers often do legally enter the country at ports of entry before requesting asylum.

    The incoming Mexican government, however, has denied that a deal has been struck.

    "There is no agreement of any sort between the incoming Mexican government and the U.S. government," Olga Sánchez Cordero, Mexico's incoming interior minister, told the Associated Press in a statement.

    The news comes as nearly 5,000 migrants from the Central American caravan wait in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, following a roughly month-long journey that began in Honduras in mid-October.

    Read moreThe first group of caravan migrants has reached the US border while thousands of others lag behind — here's what awaits them when they arrive

    The migrant caravans have become a frequent target for Trump's ire, particularly during the 2018 midterm elections, when Trump and his conservative allies campaigned on a border crackdown.

    "Our very strong policy is Catch and Detain. No 'Releasing' into the U.S.," Trump tweeted Saturday. "All will stay in Mexico. If for any reason it becomes necessary, we will CLOSE our Southern Border. There is no way that the United States will, after decades of abuse, put up with this costly and dangerous situation anymore!"

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    Trump's tweets came hours after The Washington Post reported that a preliminary deal was struck between the Trump administration and the incoming Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who takes office on December 1.

    According to The Post, Mexico would essentially become a "waiting room for America's asylum system," and incoming Mexican government officials have been amenable to the plans, though no formal deal was signed.

    "For now, we have agreed to this policy of Remain in Mexico," The Post quoted Sánchez Cordero as saying, adding that it was a "short-term solution."

    "The medium- and long-term solution is that people don't migrate," she said. "Mexico has open arms and everything, but imagine, one caravan after another after another, that would also be a problem for us."

    The deal isn't Trump's first effort to block the caravan migrants from entering the US — he signed an executive order earlier this month barring asylum for migrants who cross the border illegally, though US immigration law explicitly permits migrants to request asylum no matter how they entered the country.

    A federal judge blocked Trump's asylum ban earlier this week, arguing that Trump "may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a condition that Congress has expressly forbidden."

    SEE ALSO: Trump suggests 'the world' is to blame for Khashoggi's murder, because it's 'vicious'

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    mejuri black friday

    • Online jewelry startup Mejuri rarely discounts its products. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are exceptions. 
    • The more pieces you buy, the more you save. The sale is 10% off one item, 15% off two items, and 20% off three items or more. 
    • The sale runs November 23 through November 26. 
    • To potentially save more on Cyber Monday, you can visit Business Insider Coupons to find up-to-date promo codes for a range of online stores.

    While you may be laser-focused on grabbing a tech deal on Cyber Monday (not that we blame you — there are going to be some great ones), now is also the time to take advantage of rare savings at smaller brands. 

    We wear and talk about one such startup, online jewelry company Mejuri, quite often. The prices are generally already palatable since it's a direct-to-consumer brand, with 14k gold hoops  for $150 and 14k gold stacking rings from $69, but you'll be able to save even more now through Cyber Monday

    You'll have more than a few opportunities to shop Mejuri's sale, which gets you 10% off one item, 15% off two items, and 20% off three items or more. 

    The sale runs from November 23 through November 26. 

    The tiered discount design is the perfect incentive to buy a few beautiful jewelry gifts for yourself and your friends or partner. Mejuri's style can best be described as everyday versatility, but its pieces never get lost in the crowd thanks to thoughtful details and eye-catching shapes. Whoever you buy the gift for, they'll love how easy the jewelry is to wear. 

    You could even use the opportunity to pick out an engagement ring or wedding band. 'Tis the season, right? 

    Below are some of our favorite Mejuri pieces at the moment, or you can shop the sale directly here.

    Looking for more deals? We've rounded up the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on the internet.

    Mini Lotus Bracelet

    Mini Lotus Bracelet, $152.10 (originally $169) [You save $16.90] 

    Safety Pin Earrings

    Safety Pin Earrings, $144 (originally $160) [You save $16] 

    Honey Edition Signet

    Honey Edition Signet, $45 (originally $50) [You save $5] 


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    Mark Zuckerberg leaves the EU Parliament

    • Last week, British Parliament seized internal Facebook documents.
    • The documents allegedly include communications from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and evidence that the company promoted a loophole exploited by Cambridge Analytica.
    • Facebook asked Parliament to refrain from referencing the documents in an upcoming hearing.

    In a letter to British MP Damien Collins, Facebook chief of public policy Richard Allan asked Parliament to put internal documents that were seized by the body last week off limits until a judge addressed the matter, according to a copy of the letter shown to Business Insider.

    Internal Facebook documents that allegedly include communications from CEO Mark Zuckerberg and evidence that Facebook actively promoted the use of a privacy loophole exploited by Cambridge Analytica were reportedly seized by British Parliament last week, according to a report from The Guardian.

    The seizure comes after Zuckerberg repeatedly refused to appear before Parliament to answer questions about the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal.

    The documents were reportedly produced by Facebook as part of the legal discovery process in a lawsuit that app maker Six4Three brought against the company. The app maker created Pikinis, which allowed users to find pictures of their Facebook connections in bikinis.

    The company alleges Facebook destroyed its business when it changed its data use policies in 2015 to restrict third-parties from accessing data of their users' friends. Six4Three reportedly alleges that the documents seized by Parliament include communications from Zuckerberg, along with evidence that Facebook knowingly created and promoted the privacy loophole that was eventually used by Cambridge Analytica.

    Through its lawsuit, Six4Three has made numerous other explosive allegations against Facebook, including the claim that Facebook accessed and monitored the microphones of some Android users without their permission; that Facebook monitors the photo albums of iPhone users without explicit permission; and that Facebook remotely turned on users' Bluetooth without their permission to gain access to their location.

    In his letter, Facebook public policy chief Richard Allen denied Six4Three's allegations and asked Parliament to refrain from using the documents in a hearing Tuesday that Facebook is slated to appear at.

    "The court that sealed the documents is due to consider these latest developments as early as tomorrow. It will be helpful for all of us to see Six4Three's explanation and any directions given by the judge in this case as we consider their legal status," Allen wrote.

    He continued: "It may be helpful for us to discuss this matter again after we have further guidance from the court."

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    The documents themselves were seized after an extensive cat and mouse game between Six4Three, Facebook, and British politicians.

    The documents are technically protected by a California court order for Six4Three not to release them to the public, but after repeated refusals from Zuckerberg to appear before British Parliament, MP Damian Collins took an interest in them.

    "We have followed this court case in America and we believed these documents contained answers to some of the questions we have been seeking about the use of data, especially by external developers," he told The Guardian."

    Read more:Facebook won't say if it will sever ties with Elliot Schrage, the outgoing top exec who took responsibility for linking critics to George Soros

    According to a CNN report, Collins sent a letter to Six4Three's Ted Kramer last Monday requesting the documents while he was in the UK for business. After learning of the request, Facebook reportedly notified the California court, which warned that releasing the documents would be "an act of contempt."

    After Collins' initial request, a Parliamentary officer was reportedly sent to Kramer's hotel, where he was given a two-hour deadline. After failing to meet the deadline, Collins was reportedly escorted to Parliament where he was warned that not surrendering the documents could result in fines or imprisonment.

    The document seizure comes ahead of an "international grand committee" set for Tuesday that will address fake news, disinformation, and election interference, which Allen is scheduled to appear at.

    SEE ALSO: A superstar ex-Facebook and Google exec is trying to upend a $24 billion industry with devices that spot disease sooner — and she's already testing it on animals

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    • Texas A&M defeated LSU 74-72 on Saturday night in one of the wildest college football games ever played.
    • LSU initially thought they had won the game in regulation, even dumping Gatorade on head coach Ed Orgeron, but a review gave the Aggies the chance comeback.
    • In the fourth overtime, A&M receiver Kendrick Rogers made the catch of the year to extend the game.
    • When the dust settled, the Aggies took down the Tigers after seven overtimes and the most combined points in FBS history.

    After seven overtime periods and 146 points combined, the Texas A&M Aggies took down the LSU Tigers at College Station to win the most thrilling college football game of the 2018 season thus far.

    In the fourth quarter, it looked as though the game might already be over.

    With LSU holding a 31-24 lead in the game's waning seconds, the Tigers simply needed to hold off one final attack to take the victory.

    On third-and-18, it looked as though LSU had sealed the victory with a game-clinching interception. The Tigers were so sure they had the win that they soaked head coach Ed Orgeron in a Gatorade bath.

    But the interception would be reviewed, and ultimately, overturned, leaving Texas A&M with fourth-and-18 to convert with the game on the line. They would make the play, and though receiver Quartney Davis looked short of the marker, the officials called the play a first down, prompting the Aggies to rush to the line to spike the ball and stop the clock.

    Initially, the refs ruled that the clock had run out before A&M got their spike down, but after another review, a single second was put back on the clock, giving the Aggies one final shot at the end zone.

    Quarterback Kellen Mond made the most of the opportunity, finding Davis again in the end zone to extend the game.

    The touchdown made it 31-31 heading to overtime — a fun game, but far from an oddity in terms of the chaos that college football shows us on a weekly basis.

    There's was no telling just how out of hand this game would get.

    Both teams would settle for field goals in their first overtime possessions, and then go on to score touchdowns in the second extra period.

    In the third overtime, with both sides now forced to attempt two-point conversions after scoring. LSU struck first, scoring on their very first play and converting their two-point attempt to take a 49-41 lead.

    It would only take two plays for the Aggies to answer, with Mond tossing up a ball to Kendrick Rogers, who made a miraculous catch in the end zone that immediately became the catch of the college football season.

    The catch only becomes more impressive on repeated viewings — Rogers was mugged by his LSU defender, but still found a way to fight through the coverage and secure the ball.

    A&M would match LSU's two-point conversion to force a fourth overtime. The chaos continued, with neither side able to take advantage of the other's mistakes.

    Fourth overtime: Teams trade field goals, 52-52.

    Fifth overtime: Teams trade touchdowns, missed two-point attempts, 58-58.

    Sixth overtime: Teams trade touchdowns, made two-point attempts, 66-66.

    Bringing us to the seventh overtime period.

    LSU got the ball first and found the end zone once again, but failed on the ensuing two-point conversion to take a 72-66 lead.

    After A&M scored their subsequent touchdown, it looked for a moment that we were heading for an eighth overtime period when their two-point pass fell incomplete. But the Aggies were bailed out by a questionable, yet understandable pass interference call that gave them another shot to win the game.

    Both sides would awkwardly trade penalties, leaving the Aggies with five yards to go to convert for the win, but the extra didn't matter for A&M. Mond found Rogers yet again for the game-winning score, bringing the game to its thrilling conclusion.

    Almost two hours after LSU dumped Gatorade on their coach in premature celebration, the Texas A&M Aggies prevailed, 74-72.

    Barring a literal miracle on the field come bowl season, the Aggies and Tigers played the game of the year.

    SEE ALSO: We ranked the 9 teams still alive for the College Football Playoff based on which have the best shot to make it

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    • We're often led to believe that the more products you slap on your face, the more effective they'll be. 
    • Skin care brand Panacea supports the opposite: with only a few products — a cleanser ($24), moisturizer ($36), and sunscreen ($32)— you can have soft, hydrated, and protected skin. 
    • It focuses on the contents, rather than the quantity of the skin care products, and uses cruelty-, paraben-, and sulfate-free ingredients to achieve natural, healthy results. 
    • The simple, gender-neutral products streamline your daily skin care routine so you focus on the day ahead of you. 
    • Right now through November 28, as a special Cyber Monday deal for Business Insider readers, take 20% off all orders with the code "HOLIDAY2018". Or, buy one Essentials Kit and get another kit for 30% off — your code will be automatically applied upon checkout. 

    Starting your day with purpose and intention is easier when you have fewer things trying to capture your attention all at once. This philosophy of simplicity drives decluttering guru Marie Kondo's organization empire, the morning routines of founders and executives, and clothing brands that, for once, are okay with customers buying just a few of their pieces, because those pieces are all they need.  

    Such simplicity is starting to extend into the beauty industry, but more so in the realm of ingredients (clean, natural, chemical-free) than the beauty routine itself. The Korean beauty world is notorious for espousing 10-step routines to hydrate, moisturize, tighten, and otherwise pamper your skin.

    A new skin care company, Panacea, completely agrees that you should invest in beautiful, healthy skin, but believes you can pare your daily routine to just three (yes, three) essential products: a cleanser, a moisturizer, and a sunscreen.  

    Since it only has these three products, Panacea can focus with excruciating detail on the integrity of their ingredients. They're cruelty-, paraben-, and sulfate-free, containing natural ingredients like Laminaria japonica (a Japanese seaweed), fig extract, and sunflower oil. 

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    The routine, to be followed during the day and night, goes like this:

    1. Cleanse with the Daily Facial Cleanser.

    The foaming cleanser contains a gentle cleansing agent derived from coconut oil to draw out impurities, a "Moisture Shield Complex" with hyaluronic acid to nourish your skin, and antioxidants like green tea extract and vitamin E to moisturize and soften. Users who struggle with acne have seen a noticeable difference in their skin after using this smooth, non-drying cleanser. 

    2. Replenish with the Daily Facial Moisturizer.

    Once your skin is cleansed, the next step is this lightweight moisturizer. It also contains the Moisture Shield Complex, in addition to shea butter to soften your skin, and Amaranthus caudatus to minimize the appearance of wrinkles. It both feels and smells refreshing, and it's not oily, which is especially welcome during the summer — because grease belongs on an indulgent slice of pizza, not on my face after I walk outside for five minutes. 

    3. Protect with the Daily Facial SPF.

    Finish the routine off with the sunscreen, which is important to wear even if it's not sunny out (UV rays still penetrate through clouds). Panacea's scentless sunscreen has SPF 25 and broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Like the moisturizer, it's light and non-oily, with a number of beneficial ingredients. Among others, there's Houttuynia cordata extract, a Korean herb and natural antihistamine that is high in antioxidants; Cardiospermum flower extract, a soothing anti-inflammatory; and Portulaca Extract, a moisturizing and itch-relieving antihistamine. 

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    Panacea was cofounded by Terry Lee, the former COO of MeUndies, after his own battle with cystic acne. As he worked on improving his skin by trying out different products, he also began streamlining the rest of his morning routine and discovered the power of beginning each day on the right foot.

    Panacea combines these two journeys — better skin care and routine with intent — by condensing the traditional, intimidating multi-step skin care process into a more manageable yet equally effective one that can be done in a few minutes.

    Stepping away from the gendered world of skin care and further simplifying things, Panacea intends for its products to be gender-neutral. People of all genders can benefit from its natural skin care products because the desire for nicer skin and a good start to the day is pretty much universal. Now, you don't have to sneak pumps of your partner or sibling's cleanser or lotion. 

    Panacea's mission is as refreshing as its products. I think I let out an audible sigh of relief upon seeing I only needed to manage three steps every morning and night in order to get better skin. Each one feels light and soothing thanks to natural, chemical-free formulations, showing that you don't have to be aggressive or complex in the way you treat your skin at the beginning and end of your day. 

    Shop all Panacea products here: Daily Facial Cleanser ($24), Daily Facial Moisturizer ($36)Daily Facial SPF ($32). Or buy them together in the Essentials Kit ($74).

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    everlane shoes what you pay

    • Everlane is one of a handful of companies not to participate in sitewide discounts to celebrate Black Friday.
    • Each year, the company donates part of its proceeds via a charitable Black Friday Fund. This year, they're helping to remove 20,000 pounds of plastic off beaches with a $260,000 donation to Surfrider.
    • The company has also issued a rare 'Shoes' What You Pay sale edit that means you can pick up five Italian leather women's shoe styles at a rare discount while supplies last — including the cult-favorite Day Heel (originally $150) for as little as $98.

    Every year while retailers — both big and small— cut prices by up to 70% to kick off Black Friday and the beginning of the holiday shopping season, Everlane is one of a handful of companies to do things differently.

    For the last few years, Everlane has donated a portion of its Black Friday proceeds to a cause that it (and presumably its shoppers) cares about. This year, the company is donating $260,000 to Surfrider to remove 20,000 pounds of plastic from our beaches. It's a natural extension of the startup's recent ReNew line of outerwear made from recycled plastics, and their pledge to eliminate virgin plastics from their supply chain by 2021.

    During the holiday weekend, your order will equal $13 donated to Surfrider, or, more precisely, one order will equal one pound of plastic removed. Coming off the heels of the discovery of a whale with over 1,000 pieces of plastic in its stomach in late November, it's a good time to get the canonical essentials or holiday gifts you were going to pick up next month anyway.

    Everlane's products are assumedly already at their lowest possible price thanks to the company's transparent pricing business model, and steep annual sales don't make sense when you're technically on sale every day of the year.

    However, shoppers can still find Black Friday/Cyber Monday-esque discounts on some of the company's best-selling shoes in the just-launched 'Shoes What You Pay' sale

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    The 2018 'Shoes' What You Pay sale is basically Everlane's Cyber Monday match-up. It follows the 'Choose What You Pay' model where shoppers opt to pay one of three staggered prices (low, medium, high) for a product Everlane has an excess of according to their own ability.

    The 'Shoes' What You Pay Sale consists of rare discounts on five of the company's Italian leather shoes for women — including the Day Heel and Modern Loafer. Since the sale is meant to make room for new arrivals, it will only go on for as long as there is stock left. 

    If you're looking for inspiration of which one to pick up, we've ranked Everlane's five best-selling shoes based on comfort in the past.

    One tip: When in doubt, pick up anything from the Day shoe family. We're personally partial to the Day Heel or the unfortunately not included Day Glove, which we've ranked the #1 most comfortable flats you can buy online, and I wear multiple times a week.  

    Right now, Everlane shoppers can pick up best-selling Everlane shoes at a discount, while also giving $13 of their purchase as a donation to Surfrider's plastic-free beaches initiative. 

    Shop the Shoes What You Pay sale here

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    • Netflix's library of original content is continually expanding at a rapid pace.
    • Here, we rank all of Netflix's notable original shows by their critical reception on Rotten Tomatoes.


    As Netflix's library of original content continues to expand, it's worthwhile to take stock of all that the service currently offers.

    With popular shows like "Stranger Things" and "Big Mouth," Netflix has hit the mark with both critics and audiences. 

    But the service has also had its share of critical flops, including the Marvel series "Iron Fist" and the high school dramedy "Insatiable."

    To figure out which Netflix original series are worth your time, we turned to the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes to rank the shows by their composite critical reception.

    We excluded any show that did not have enough reviews to receive a designation of "Fresh" or "Rotten." We also did not include children's shows, talk shows, docuseries, or shows that were continued from other networks, and we used audience scores to break any ties. 

    Here are 82 of Netflix's notable original shows, ranked from worst to best, according to critics:

    SEE ALSO: The 9 best Netflix original series to binge-watch

    82. "Insatiable"— 10%

    Critic score: 10%

    Audience score: 84%

    Netflix description: "A bullied teenager turns to beauty pageants as a way to exact her revenge, with the help of a disgraced coach who soon realizes he's in over his head."

    81. "Marvel's Iron Fist"— 19%

    Critic score: 19%

    Audience score: 74%

    Netflix description: "Danny Rand resurfaces 15 years after being presumed dead. Now, with the power of the Iron Fist, he seeks to reclaim his past and fulfill his destiny."

    80. "Between"— 22%

    Critic score: 22%

    Audience score: 66%

    Netflix description: "After a mysterious disease kills every resident over 22 years old, survivors of a town must fend for themselves when the government quarantines them."

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    • "Ralph Breaks the Internet," Disney's sequel to "Wreck-It Ralph," wins the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend box office with an estimated $84.5 million.
    • That's the second-best opening ever for a movie over the 5-day Thanksgiving weekend, topping fellow Disney hit "Moana" ($82 million). 
    • "Creed II" also earned some major coin, netting $55 million over the weekend.
    • It's the biggest opening ever for a live-action movie.

    Six years after "Wreck-It Ralph," Disney's sequel "Ralph Breaks the Internet" had no trouble being a major winner at the domestic box office.

    The movie took in an estimated $84.5 million over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend (Wednesday-Sunday). That's the second-best opening ever over that holiday stretch, with fellow Disney title "Frozen" still at the top of the heap with a $93.5 million 5-day opening.

    Though "Ralph Breaks the Internet" didn't make the top all-time spot, it took down some impressive titles, besting "Moana" ($82 million), "Toy Story 2" ($80.1 million), and "Coco" ($72.9 million).

    Yes, those are all Disney titles, too. In fact, eight out of the top 10 biggest Thanksgiving holiday weekend earners (5-day total) are all from the house that Mickey built. 

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    Read more:How the directors of "Ralph Breaks the Internet" explored the toxic parts of being online without losing the Disney fun

    But picking up steam to become another Thanksgiving moviegoing tradition is the "Creed" franchise.

    MGM teamed with Warner Bros. for 2015's "Creed"— Ryan Coogler's reboot of the "Rocky" franchise that moved the focus to Adonis Creed, son of Apollo Creed — and had a critical and box office success taking in $42.1 million over the 5-day Thanksgiving day weekend.

    MGM went it alone for the sequel, "Creed II," taken over by director Steven Caple Jr., and topped the first in a big way. The movie earned $55 million, the biggest take ever for a live-action movie over the holiday weekend, passing 2007's $49 million for "Enchanted" (yep, a Disney movie).

    We could be looking at a healthy rivalry between Disney and Adonis Creed over Turkey Day for years to come.

    More about "Creed II":

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    • There are tips that can make eating healthy more affordable.
    • Buying local, seasonal produce as often as possible keeps costs low.
    • Taking a little extra time to weigh produce, do some simple calculations, and compare competitors' prices will also save you money.

    Getting more fruits and vegetables in your diet is important for your health. This produce, from tomatoes and spinach to bananas and melons, provides key vitamins and minerals to keep our bodies functioning well. Fruits and veggies can also give you the energy to power through a long workday or hard workout, and they can also make your skin and hair glow. Although eating healthily can be expensive, if you follow some of the following tips, you'll find it can be affordable.

    Buy seasonal produce.

    When produce is in season, it is more bountiful and often travels a shorter distance to get to the store shelves. This means the price will also be lower, but only for the time that the produce is in season. Do a little bit of research beforehand to find what fruits and vegetables are in season in your area before you visit the store.

    Stock your freezer with frozen fruits and veggies.

    Frozen fruits and vegetables have been proven to be just as nutritious as fresh, with an added bonus of lasting longer. This is a great trick for enjoying berries in the dead of winter or Brussels sprouts in July.

    Don't be afraid to pick up discounted produce that is scarred or near expiring.

    More and more grocery stores are setting up small shelves of produce that might have bumps and bruises. You also might get lucky and see fruits and vegetables with manager special pricing, because they are about to spoil.

    As long as you have time after your grocery trip to properly store these more fragile items (such as canning or freezing them), this can be a huge money saver. 

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