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    Will Smith kidnaps Lewis Hamilton video

    • Lewis Hamilton was kept hostage before the final race of the Formula 1 season in a joke video by Hollywood prankster Will Smith.
    • Hamilton was tied to a chair as Smith tried to steal the F1 champion's identity and race the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix himself, just 30 minutes before the race was due to start.
    • Smith told Hamilton: "You black, I'm black, ain't nobody gonna know the difference."
    • Of course, it was all a joke for social media so Hamilton was eventually released.
    • He then went to the grid, won the race, and performed donut spins after the finish line before stripping off for a trophy ceremony where he poured champagne all over his tattooed body.

    Lewis Hamilton was kidnapped and tied to a chair for a Twitter stunt by Will Smith, as the Hollywood actor wanted to steal the Formula 1 champion's identity and race the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix himself.

    Hamilton posted a video of the stunt on Sunday, just 30 minutes before the Abu Dhabi race — the final event in the 2018 F1 world championship calendar — was scheduled to start.

    In the video, Hamilton is taped to a chair and looking visibly distressed. He can also be heard saying to Smith, "Bro, seriously, this is not cool, man."

    But Smith had one thing on his mind — commandeering Hamilton's Mercedes AMG F1 car and taking part in the curtain-calling race.

    Smith tells Hamilton it's "a once in a lifetime opportunity" for him, that Hamilton has "already won" the championship, and that he should "save something for other people."

    He then said people would not notice the switch in driver: "You black, I'm black, ain't nobody gonna know the difference."

    The video ends when Smith leaves Hamilton tied to the chair, with Hamilton calling after him: "You better win, man!"

    Watch Hamilton's video of the Smith stunt below:

    Of course, the video was all a joke and Hamilton made it to the grid where he finished the F1 season on a high as he took the Abu Dhabi chequered flag with a 2.581 second lead over his closest rival Sebastian Vettel, according to BBC Sport.

    It was Hamilton's 11th race win of the year and capped an incredible season, having done enough to win a fifth world title last month.

    To celebrate, he performed donut spins on the track, stripped off at the trophy ceremony, and poured champagne all over his tattooed body.

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    • British lawmakers appear to be leaning towards publishing a cache of Facebook documents they have seized under a rare parliamentary mechanism.
    • Damian Collins, the chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, said there is a "high level of public interest" in making the papers public.
    • The documents could contain explosive revelations about how Facebook's privacy policy allowed Cambridge Analytica to secure the data of 87 million users.
    • Facebook policy boss Richard Allan will be grilled by Collins' committee on Tuesday, when the debate over the documents could come to a head. 

    Facebook looks set for another bruising week as it continues to be dogged by the catastrophic Cambridge Analytica data breach, which was first exposed in March.

    The social network is scrambling to suppress the release of a cache of legal documents that were seized by British lawmakers after they invoked a rare parliamentary mechanism.

    But Damian Collins, chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee which secured the papers, said in an email to Facebook on Sunday evening that there is a "high level of public interest" in making them public.

    His committee secured the documents from Ted Kramer, the founder of software company Six4Three, who obtained them as part of legal action his firm is taking against Facebook in California. Six4Three claims its app, Pikini, was killed when Facebook stopped app developers from accessing friend data in 2015.

    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

    Kramer was compelled to hand over the evidence on a visit to London, according to The Observer. After initially refusing, he was escorted to parliament, where he was told he could face a fine or imprisonment if he failed to produce the documents, the newspaper added.

    The documents could contain explosive revelations about how Facebook's privacy policy allowed Cambridge Analytica to secure the data of 87 million users, The Observer said.

    "We have asked many questions of Facebook about its policies on sharing user data with developers, how these have been enforced, and how the company identifies activity by bad actors," Collins said in an email to Facebook public policy chief Richard Allan.

    "We believe that the documents we have ordered from Six4Three could contain important information about this which is of a high public interest. We are also interested to know whether the policies of Facebook, as expressed within these documents, are consistent with the public statements the company has made on the same issues."

    Earlier on Sunday, Allan had written to Collins to say that Six4Three's lawsuit is "entirely without merit" and the documents obtained by the parliamentary committee are under seal by court order. 

    A Facebook spokeswoman added: "Six4Three's claims are entirely meritless — Facebook has never traded Facebook data for anything and we've always made clear that developer access is subject to both our policies and what info people choose to share.

    "We operate in a fiercely competitive market in which people connect and share. For every service offered on Facebook and our family of apps, you can find at least three or four competing services with hundreds of millions, if not billions, of users." 

    Allan is poised to give evidence to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee on Tuesday, when the debate over releasing the Six4Three documents could come to a head. A spokeswoman for the committee declined to comment on whether the documents will be made public, but said there will be a further update on Monday.

    The evidence session forms part of Collins' work to assemble an "international grand committee" on fake news, meaning parliamentarians from six other countries will be present. The lawmakers from countries, including Canada, Brazil, and Ireland, will also hold a press conference, during which it is likely they will question Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's decision not to appear before the joint international committee. 

    SEE ALSO: Facebook is scrambling to keep potentially explosive legal documents under wraps after they were seized by British lawmakers

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    Colin Hanks attends LA Film Festival World Premiere Gala Screening Of THE OATH on September 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

    • Colin Hanks just started a handkerchief business, the actor announced on Instagram.
    • Hanks, son of Tom, has starred in films like "Orange County" and "King Kong," and made use of his famous surname by naming the new brand: Hanks Kerchiefs.
    • Part of the profits will go towards relief efforts for the California wildfires.
    • Each kerchief is priced at $28.

    Colin Hanks, son of Tom, has an unlikely but brilliantly-named new business venture.

    The actor — who's starred in films like "Orange County" and "King Kong" and TV shows including "Dexter" and "Band of Brothers"— recently announced the launch of his own handkerchief brand, Hanks Kerchiefs.

    The company makes the handkerchiefs in California and a portion of the sales will go towards recovery efforts following the wildfires that recently swept the region.

    Read more:10 photos show the grim reality for evacuees of California's wildfires

    "After several months of work and planning, I am incredibly excited to announce the launch of our Fall 2018 collection of Hanks Kerchiefs," Hanks announced on Instagram.

    "I've enlisted the help of the @anderson.brothers, as well as countless others, to help turn a passion of mine into a reality. Something you can hold in your hand, put in your pockets, or wear on your neck. The possibilities are pretty much endless. Also, I'm a sucker for wordplay."

    Here's what the Hanks Kerchiefs look like:

    "Made in California and ready to use right out of the gate, head over to," Hanks said. "Portions of each sale of our first line of Kerchiefs will be donated to help with the recovery efforts of the recent fires that have devastated parts of both Northern and Southern California [...] Hope you dig."

    The brand currently offers eight different patterns of kerchiefs priced at $28 each, or you can buy the entire collection for $200.

    One fan suggested changing the name of the brand to Colin Hankies, but was swiftly denied by the actor.

    "With so many options in today's world, it's unique to discover something, anything, that brings a newfound sense of comfort," Hanks writes on the company website.

    "For example, a new favorite band, food or a t-shirt. Kerchiefs have been one of those small items that have always brought me that same kind of pleasure. I hope it will provide the same for you.

    "Thanks for choosing to join our little Hanks Kerchiefs club. It means the world to us to have you, and it is our hope that it helps ready you for whatever the world throws your way."

    The actor signs off the note by saying: "Be rad. Do cool s---."

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    • NASA's InSight robot will attempt a Mars landing around 3 p.m. ET on Monday, November 26.
    • The $830-million mission must perfectly execute thousands of steps to not burn up, crash, or get tossed into deep space.
    • NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory created a timeline of events to track the roughly 14-minute-long landing process.

    If you aren't nervous for NASA's InSight Mars probe, you probably should be.

    Getting a rocket ride to the red planet is the easy part. It's touching down on Mars that aerospace engineers consider to be one of the greatest challenges in the solar system; in fact, about a third of missions successfully launched to the red planet don't survive a landing.

    "It takes thousands of steps to go from the top of the atmosphere to the surface, and each one of them has to work perfectly," Rob Manning, the chief engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said in a video.

    Read more: Watch live video coverage of NASA's InSight probe landing on Mars

    The 789-lb lander will officially begin its descent to Mars at 2:40 p.m. ET on Monday and touch down by 2:54 p.m. ET. After that, NASA hopes to use InSight to decode the internal structure of Mars, among other mysteries.

    Here's a minute-by-minute look at the biggest moments of InSight's landing sequence — any of which could doom the robot.

    This story has been updated. It was originally published on November 23, 2018.

    SEE ALSO: 13 incredible facts you probably didn't know about Mars

    DON'T MISS: NASA will dig for signs of alien life in Jezero Crater — the landing site for its Mars 2020 rover

    2:40 p.m. ET: The InSight lander, tucked inside an entry capsule, separates from the spacecraft that carried the mission to Mars.

    2:41 p.m. ET: The entry capsule turns to orient itself for atmospheric entry at just the right angle — about 12 degrees relative to the surface.

    2:47 p.m. ET: The capsule begins to plow through the first layers of the Martian atmosphere at about 12,300 mph.

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    • Vets seen saving a poisoned lion cub in a BBC documentary were called by the film crew who made the episode, the incident report says.
    • The act breaks the rule of non-interference, which stops wildlife documenters from getting involved in natural habitats.
    • Sunday's "Dynasties" episode was about the human impact on lions in the Masai Mara reserve, Kenya.
    • Crew from the series, narrated by David Attenborough, have intervened before, digging an escape gully for trapped penguins in Antarctica.

    A BBC documentary crew filming in a Kenyan national reserve saved a poisoned lion cub from death by alerting vets, but in doing so broke one of the key rules of wildlife documenting. 

    Crews filming an episode of BBC documentary "Dynasties" about lions told INSIDER they spotted a pride "with some members behaving as if unwell," so they called a lodge who brought the incident to the attention of vets from the Masai Mara National Reserve.

    In a behind-the-scenes segment at the end of Sunday's episode, those Masai Mara vets can be seen attending a sick lion cub. But the segment did not say that the BBC film crew were the ones who started the process. 

    Without the help of the BBC crew the lion cub would likely have died. 

    A  report from the Mara Mobile Veterinary Unit on December 6, 2015, said lions "were seen during the morning behaving strangely by a BBC crew filming them,"The Times wrote.

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    The report says the film crew then called a local safari lodge.

    In calling the vets, the BBC crew broke a industry rule in place to prevents crews from interfering with animals in their natural habitats.

    Read more:41 hysterical finalists from this year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

    This is the second instance of BBC crews from "Dynasties" helping animals in life-threatening predicaments, in an episode broadcast on November 18, crews jumped into to dig a gully for a pack of stranded emperor penguins in Atka Bay, Antarctica, so they could avoid starvation.

    The BBC's Earth Twitter account said: "In an unprecedented move, the crew decided to act. They dug a shallow ramp in the hope that at least some of the penguins would use it to save themselves."

    The BBC "Dynasties" team told INSIDER: "The BBC crew were the first (as far as we know) people to find the pride in what seemed an unsettled state with some members behaving as if unwell, although the cause was not immediately clear."

    "After observing them for a while, the BBC crew became concerned and telephoned the management of the local safari lodge where they were based, who then informed the local wildlife authorities."

    "It was the local authorities who made the decision to call in the specialist wildlife vets to help the lions. The BBC crew were there as guests of the authorities who manage the Reserve and it is those authorities who determine what should happen in situations like these."

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    • Indian police are struggling to retrieve the body of 26-year-old John Allen Chau, who died after visiting the remote North Sentinel Island two weeks ago.
    • The Sentinelese people are averse to any foreign intrusion, and even government officials from neighboring islands don't go there.
    • Police who went near the island to find Chau's body on Saturday saw the Sentinelese people lined up on the island with bows and arrows.
    • The Sentinelese people killed Chau with arrows and buried his body on the beach, police said.

    Members of a remote Indian island tribe lined up on a beach with bows and arrows when police tried to visit them to retrieve the body of a 26-year-old American who was killed there.

    John Allen Chau, a 26-year-old missionary and self-styled explorer, was killed while visiting North Sentinel Island on November 17. The indigenous Sentinelese people shot him with arrows and buried his body on the beach, Indian police said.

    Indian police are in a quandary over how to retrieve the body. Visiting the island is highly dangerous, and even government officials from the neighboring islands don't go there.

    Foreigners are banned from visiting the island to protect the Sentinelese way of life. Contact with outsiders can also put the indigenous people at risk of contracting illnesses like the flu and measles.

    Read more:Here's what we know about the isolated tribe that reportedly killed a 26-year-old American tourist

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    Police attempted to approach the island on Saturday, staying in a boat about 400 meters (1,312 feet) off the archipelago's shore, regional police chief Dependra Pathak told Agence France-Presse.

    But they retreated after seeing through their binoculars the Sentinelese lining up with bows and arrows.

    "They stared at us and we were looking at them," Pathak said.

    Indian police, coast guards, and officials from the forest and tribal welfare departments have taken at least three boat expeditions to the island so far.

    Pathak said on Saturday, according to the BBC: "We have not spotted the body yet but we roughly know the area where he is believed to be buried."

    john allen chau north sentinel island

    Chau paid a group of fishermen about $325 to take him near North Sentinel on November 15, and used a kayak to paddle to shore, the Associated Press reported.

    He seemed to know that his trip was dangerous and illegal, as he wrote in a final diary entry that he believed God helped shield him from island law-enforcement officials and said: "God, I don't want to die."

    Read more:John Allen Chau said God helped him reach the remote island he called 'Satan's last stronghold'

    Sentinelese Kill Fisherman

    Chau appeared keen to bring Christianity to the island, whose people are averse to any foreign intrusion. In 2006, the Sentinelese killed two fishermen and placed their bodies on bamboo stakes, the BBC reported.

    On his first trip to the island on November 15, said that he "hollered, 'My name is John, I love you and Jesus loves you,'" according to one of his final diary entries, published by The Washington Post. A young boy fired an arrow at him in response, which speared his waterproof Bible.

    Chau died when he returned the next day.

    He reportedly planned his trip to the island for at least two years, and friends didn't stop him as they believed he was doing God's work.

    Read more:John Allen Chau planned the trip for 2 years, but friends didn't stop him because 'that’s what God is calling him to do'

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    Here is what you need to know.

    1. Cyber Monday 2018 is forecast to be the biggest online-shopping day in US history. Sales are expected to hit $7.8 billion, up 18% versus a year ago, according to Adobe Analytics.
    2. Amazon is gaining ground. Shares of the e-ecommerce behemoth were up 2.6% at $1,541 apiece ahead of Monday's opening bell. They are down more than 26% from their September peak.
    3. Elon Musk says Tesla was near death during its Model 3 'production hell.'Musk told the news website Axios in an interview broadcast Sunday evening on HBO that Tesla was "bleeding money like crazy" and that the hemorrhaging of cash got to the point where the company was "single-digit weeks" from death.
    4. Facebook has a bruising week ahead. British lawmakers are leaning toward releasing a cache of documents that could reveal how Facebook's privacy policy allowed Cambridge Analytica to access the data of 87 million users, according to The Observer.
    5. The stock market is flashing some terrifying parallels to the tech bubble. The Popular/Panned ratio, which looks at the performance of tech stocks (the popular group) relative to utilities (the panned area), eerily mirrors the reckoning that led up to the dot-com crash.
    6. Bitcoin is below $4,000. The largest cryptocurrency by market value touched a low of $3,675 Monday, its weakest since September 2017.
    7. Ohio is becoming the first state to accept bitcoin for taxes. Ohio businesses will be able to pay 23 types of taxes with bitcoin, including sales taxes and withholdings taxes, according to a report out Sunday from The Wall Street Journal.
    8. Feuding UK politicians aren't united enough to torpedo Theresa May's Brexit deal. Adrian Paul, a Goldman Sachs European economist, says an "uneasy alliance" of MPs who oppose the UK's deal to leave the European Union will ultimately ratify it, perhaps on a second vote.
    9. Stock markets around the world are higher. Hong Kong's Hang Seng (+1.73%) led the gains in Asia, and Germany's DAX (+1.17%) is out front in Europe. The S&P 500 is set to open up 1.08% near 2,661.
    10. US economic data trickles out. Dallas Fed manufacturing crosses the wires at 10:30 a.m. ET. The US 10-year yield is up 2 basis points at 3.06%.

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    • The United Arab Emirates on Monday pardoned a British academic who was sentenced to life in prison on spying charges.
    • Matthew Hedges was released from jail hours after.
    • He was given a life sentence last week at a five-minute trial.
    • Emirati officials at a Monday news conference showed clips of Hedges purportedly confessing to being a captain of MI6 and discussing his research in relation to the British spy agency.
    • Journalists weren't allowed to record the video.
    • Hedges' wife previously denied the espionage charges but said that she was "willing to admit to anything" to secure his freedom.

    The United Arab Emirates pardoned Matthew Hedges, a British PhD student who was sentenced to life in prison on spying charges, on Monday after showing videos of him purportedly confessing to working for MI6.

    Hedges, a 31-year-old doctoral student in Middle Eastern studies at Durham University, has been in detention since he was arrested at the Dubai airport in May. He was sentenced to life in prison during a five-minute hearing last Wednesday.

    He was released hours after his pardon, the BBC, Sky News, and the Guardian reported.

    Read more: The wife of a man imprisoned in the UAE says he wasn't even allowed to look at her as he was sentenced to life in a 5-minute hearing

    Emir Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

    The UAE president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, pardoned Hedges on Monday as part of the country's National Day, effective immediately, the state-run WAM news agency reported.

    He was one of 785 convicts pardoned.

    Emirati officials at a news conference on Monday also showed footage of Hedges appearing to describe himself as a captain in MI6, Britain's foreign spy agency, during what looked like a court hearing in the country, the Associated Press reported.

    Another video showed Hedges speak to someone in an office and saying: "It helps the research to go in in an easy way." He is then seen snapping his fingers and saying: "Then it becomes MI6."

    Journalists at the news conference were not allowed to record the video being shown.

    Officials on Monday claimed it had evidence that Hedges was collecting sensitive economic data and information about its military, according to Sky News.

    They maintained the Hedges was "100% a full-time secret service operative," and that the data he gathered went "far beyond" academic research.

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    Hedges had no lawyer present at his five-minute court hearing last Wednesday. He was found "guilty of the crime of spying for and on behalf of a foreign state, jeopardising the military, economic and political security of the UAE," WAM said.

    UAE Attorney General Hamad Al Shamsi also said that during his questioning, Hedges "admitted to the claims against him, which were identical to evidence and information gained from his own electronic devices and investigations conducted by the UAE's security agencies,"according to the Al-Arabiya news channel, which is funded by the government of Saudi Arabia.

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    His wife, Daniela Tejada, denied that her husband was a spy. She also said that she was "willing to admit to anything" as long as he would be free.

    She told Britain's Channel 4 news channel: "I'm willing to admit to anything as long as I have my husband back with me… although we all know he isn't guilty of what he's been accused of."

    UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt tweeted: "Fantastic news about Matthew Hedges. Although we didn't agree with charges we are grateful to UAE government for resolving issue speedily."

    Tejada told the BBC's "Today" radio programme on Monday: "It's taken me by surprise and I'm just so happy and so relieved and really incredulous that it is all happening finally. It's been an absolutely nightmarish seven months already and I can't wait to have him back home."

    Anwar Gargash, the UAE foreign minister, said according to WAM: "The gracious Presidential customary National Day pardon allows us to close this chapter and to concentrate on the many positive aspects of the relationship."

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    All day on Black Friday, we rounded up the best Black Friday store sales and individual product deals for you to shop. Though we curated them by the categories you care about, such as the best tech deals, the best home and kitchen appliance deals, and unique startup deals, we still know it's a lot to look through. 

    And since the point of Black Friday is to save money, we thought it'd be helpful to show you our picks for the best deals under $100 — that are still going on through Cyber Monday.

    These are the 10 products we would spend our money on if we only had $100 to spend. From speakers to skincare, $100 goes a long way on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 

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

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

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    Instant Pot DUO80: $60 off

    Instant Pot DUO80 8-Qt, $79.99 (originally $139.95) [You save $39.96], available at Amazon

    $40 off right now, the popular multi-cooker continues to impress home cooks who want speed, reliability, and versatility in the kitchen. The eight-quart size is perfect for meal prepping and family dinners. 

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    Though slim and light, the Alta HR doesn't slack on functionality. The heart rate tracking function lets you optimize your workouts for fat or calorie burn and gives you insights into your sleep. All the while, it's tracking your steps, distance traveled, and active minutes on a long-lasting battery. 

    Quip electric toothbrushes: $15 off

    Electric Couple Set, $60 (originally $75) [You save $15 with code "GET20"], available at Quip

    This set contains two electric toothbrushes, two cover/mounts, and two large tubes of toothpaste to get started on your oral care journey with Quip. Then, you'll get a refill pack of new brush heads, batteries, and toothpaste every three months. 

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    • Sociopaths and psychopaths have antisocial personality disorder.
    • This means they have a disregard for others and are exploitative and manipulative.
    • But sociopaths differ from psychopaths.
    • While psychopaths are calm and cool under pressure, sociopaths are more prone to fits of rage.
    • This makes them easier to spot, and less likely to get away with their schemes.
    • A psychopath, on the other hand, you may never see coming.

    People with antisocial personality disorder are characterised in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as having a "disregard for and violation of the rights of others," a lack of remorse or empathy, and being exploitative and manipulative in nature.

    Colloquially, these people are known as psychopaths and sociopaths. They differ in how they were created— psychopaths tend to be a product of a mixture of genes and upbringing, while sociopaths are mainly born from their environment, which often includes abuse.

    Psychopaths and sociopaths are not all like the villains you see in films or read about in novels. In fact, very few psychopaths and sociopaths are serial killers like Jack the Ripper or cannibals like Hannibal Lecter. Many of them are your colleagues, parents, friends, or even partners.

    But you may not be wise to them, because psychopaths and sociopaths are very good at hiding in plain sight, so you may not notice them unless you know exactly what to look out for.

    Read more:The 10 professions with the most psychopaths

    Psychopaths are calm and collected under pressure, and have something called a "resilience to chaos." This means they thrive in situations that others would find highly stressful.

    Sociopaths, however, are more vulnerable to anxiety, so they do not do as well in those environments. They're more prone to angry outbursts and abusive language, while a psychopath can manipulate without seeming like a threat.

    When stressed, a sociopath may fly off the handle, but a psychopath will remain calm. This is one of the main differences between the two, according to psychologist Elizabeth Lombardo.

    "When a psychopath interacts with you, if they get upset, they can keep their cool, but a sociopath will lose it,"Lombardo told Health. "They're really hot-headed. If things don't go the way they want them to, they'll get angry and could be aggressive. They can't keep it together and have emotional outbursts."

    Sociopaths lack empathy like psychopaths, but they do tend to feel anger and stress like everyone else.

    "Psychopaths are more likely to be thrill-seekers, and more likely to push the envelope on life," Adrian Raine, a professor of criminology at the University of Pennsylvania and expert on psychopathy, told INSIDER. "It’s because they lack fear and they lack conscience, and they have this blunting of emotions."

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    Essentially, this means if a psychopath is controlling you, you probably won't notice. They'll be able to explain away any strange behaviour, and never get upset if you confront them. A sociopath will have more of a temper, so you may be less likely to trust them from the start.

    This is why psychopaths can make great con artists. They can mimic other's behaviour and be charismatic and charming. A sociopath's plan, on the other hand, will be much more obvious — especially when they become enraged.

    There are ways to handle people with antisocial personality disorder, whether they are a sociopath or a psychopath. If you think you are a target, make sure to maintain your boundaries, and don't ever try to hold them accountable for their actions.

    Psychologist Perpetua Neo told INSIDER trying to get them to change or apologise for how they treat you is what keeps you in their toxic, abusive cycle. Research has shown that psychopaths and sociopaths are wired differently, so the best thing to do for your own mental health is accept you can't change them and distance yourself.

    "The thing about [psychopaths] is they seem to have been programmed in the same manual," Neo said. "When we notice a commonality, because they all seem to follow this manual, we finally have the words to explain it, and we can walk away."

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    In the last few years, a lot of online mattress startups have popped up. They've taken out the middlemen and the accompanying costs of showrooms. As a result, the same or superior mattresses are offered for less money and hassle than the brick-and-mortar store.

    Of the many startups out there, Casper may be king.

    The company has become synonymous with successful online startups, and has expanded from its first mattress sale in 2014 to begin selling sheets (which we reviewed here), pillows (find our review here), and even dog beds. (you bet we had one of our dogs try the bed). It also doesn't hurt that every mattress comes with a 100-night money-back guarantee and a 10-year warranty, which is pretty much par for the course in the industry.

    In other words, Casper is a grown-up cult-favorite, and the company owes a lot of that success to a really great mattress, the convenience of no-hassle home delivery, and pretty awesome prices.

    On a regular day, you can get the company's best-seller, The Casper, from $595 for a twin size, and the streamlined Essential mattress from as low as $350. The upgraded high-end mattress, The Wave, comes in at $1,250 to start.

    For Cyber Monday, Business Insider readers can get an exclusive 15% off any order with a mattress when they apply the code "BICM15" at checkout. So, for example, if you add a queen-size Casper Wave Mattress ($2,250) to your cart, you'll save $337.50 on your purchase.

    If you've been meaning to get a new mattress — or bedding of any kind — now is a great time to act. Casper's prices are already low to remain competitive, and sales don't happen often.

    Get 15% off any Casper order with a mattress with the code "BICM15"

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    • Elon Musk talked to Axios about his neuroscience and AI company Neuralink, which he hopes will achieve "symbiosis" between AI technology and humans.
    • He warned that if not handled properly, AI could endanger the human race in the same way humans have driven down the numbers of other primate species, such as mountain gorillas.
    • Musk has made similarly alarming claims about AI in the past, but not all tech leaders share his fears.

    Elon Musk told "Axios on HBO" about his AI company Neuralink, and its efforts to develop technology that creates a symbiosis between humans and AI to try and curb the possibility of an existential threat to humanity.

    Neuralink is Musk's neuroscience company, which is trying to develop an interface for AI technology with the human brain. He describes it as "electrode to neuron interface at a micro level," or in layman's terms "a chip and a bunch of tiny wires" that goes in your brain.

    Musk said the long-term goal is to achieve "symbiosis with artificial intelligence." He also hopes it would stop governments and corporations from monopolising the technology.

    Read more:Why Elon Musk's plan to give us 'superhuman' brains is doomed to fail

    He added that artificial intelligence will inevitably exceed human intelligence. "As the algorithms and the hardware improve, that digital intelligence will exceed biological intelligence by a substantial margin,"he told Axios.

    He went so far as to suggest that if handled badly, the advent of general AI — i.e. AI that matches or exceeds human intelligence — could make humans an endangered species. He used other primates, which humans have driven to ever smaller corners of the Earth, as an example.

    Mountain gorilla

    "When a species of primate, homo sapiens, became much smarter than other primates, it pushed all the other ones into a very small habitat... So there are very few mountain gorillas and orangutans and chimpanzees — monkeys in general," he said.

    Read more: Elon Musk warns that creation of 'god-like' AI could doom mankind to an eternity of robot dictatorship

    A 2017 Conservation International report showed that more than half of the world's primates are threatened with extinction, and experts warned of a "mass extinction event" caused by agriculture and industrialisation.

    Musk said since these animals have been driven into ever smaller pockets of existence — including zoos — the same could happen to humans. "That's one possible outcome for us," he said.

    Musk has made similarly startling predictions about AI's potential before, while other tech leaders take a less doom-laden view. Experts in the field have also expressed skepticism about Musk's claims for Neuralink, calling its goals "unrealistic."

    SEE ALSO: Eric Schmidt shoots down Elon Musk's doomsday vision of AI's threat to humanity: 'Elon is exactly wrong'

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    • Ukraine on Monday imposed martial law in parts of the country as President Petro Poroshenko warned of the "extremely serious" threat of Russian invasion. 
    • Poroshenko said in a televised address that the move was necessary after Russian ships attacked Ukrainian vessels off the coast of Crimea on Sunday — a major escalation of tensions in the region.
    • The country's parliament granted him emergency powers in certain areas of the country it considered most vulnerable to attack, and suspended elections for 30 days. 
    • Several countries firmly denounced Russia's use of force in the stand-off, but President Trump refused to condemn Russian aggression. 
    • Russia has accused Kiev of plotting a "well-thought-out provocation" in order to justify ramping up sanctions against them.

    Ukraine on Monday imposed martial law in parts of the country as President Petro Poroshenko warned of the "extremely serious" threat of attack by Russian forces. 

    Poroshenko on Monday said in a televised address that the move was necessary after Russian ships attacked Ukrainian vessels off the coast of Crimea on Sunday.

    "Russia has been waging a hybrid war against our country for a fifth year. But with an attack on Ukrainian military boats it moved to a new stage of aggression," Poroshenko said.

    Ukraine says Russia opened fire on its navy and seized three of its vessels, injuring at least six of its servicemen. Russia claims the ships entered Russian waters illegally, and gave them warning to turn back. 

    WATCH: Shocking video shows the exact moment a suspected Russian ship rams a Ukrainian boat during a tense naval clash

    Poroshenko said in his video address that martial law was necessary as intelligence services had evidence that Russia was preparing for a massive incursion.

    "Here on several pages is a detailed description of all the forces of the enemy located at a distance of literally several dozens of kilometers from our border. Ready at any moment for an immediate invasion of Ukraine," he said.

    The country's parliament granted him emergency powers in areas of the country most vulnerable to attack, and suspended elections for 30 days. 

    Critics alleged that Poroshenko's request for martial law was an attempt to postpone elections scheduled for next year, though lawmakers confirmed the polls would take place as scheduled.

    President Donald Trump said he was working with EU leaders to assess the situation, though he refused to condemn Russian aggression. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the incident "a dangerous escalation" and a violation of international law, and called on both countries to exercise caution. 

    Several countries, including Britain, France, Poland, Denmark, and Canada, denounced Russia's use of force.

    Russia has been steadily increasing its control around the Crimean peninsula, which it annexed in 2014. Sunday's stand-off came to a head after Russia used a huge tanker to block passage through the Kerch Strait — the only access point to the Sea of Azov, which is shared by both Ukraine and Russia.

    The Sea of Azov has been a flash point in the conflict between the two countries. In May, Russia completed its construction of a massive 18-kilometer (11.2 mile) bridge linking the Crimea peninsula to mainland Russia.

    Russia's foreign ministry accused Ukraine of "well-thought-out provocation" in order to justify ramping up sanctions against them. Russia also alleged that Kiev was working in coordination with the US and EU and warned of "serious consequences." 

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    Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday.

    1. President Trump threatened to place tariffs on the iPhone and Apple stock is getting crushed. Trump said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that he could put a 10% tariff on iPhones and Chinese electronic goods.
    2. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg could be humbled by a creepy bikini app.Sensitive Facebook documents, from a lawsuit involving an app called Pikinis, have made their way into the hands of British lawmakers ahead of a hearing on Tuesday. They could shed light on Facebook's privacy policy.
    3. Google has quietly joined a growing list of companies asking Senator Hyde-Smith for a refund on their campaign donations following her "public hanging" remark. Google has not publicly requested that its $5,000 donation be returned but quietly sent an email to the campaign asking for a refund on November 21, according to Popular Information.
    4. WhatsApp's chief business officer is the latest exec to leave Facebook. Neeraj Arora is quitting, and his departure follows ugly clashes between WhatsApp's cofounders and Facebook leadership.
    5. Jack Ma, creator of e-commerce giant Alibaba and China's richest man alive, has been outed as a member of the Communist Party. On Monday, state-run People's Daily wrote that the Communist Party would be honoring 100 people, including Ma and two other internet-tech moguls, for their contributions to China's economy.
    6. Elon Musk says people need to work around 80 hours per week to change the world."There are way easier places to work, but nobody ever changed the world on 40 hours a week," Musk tweeted.
    7. The biggest Nintendo game of 2018 "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" leaked to pirates prior to release. The fifth major entry in the "Super Smash Bros." fighting game series is scheduled to launch on 7 December.
    8. Airbnb has poached an Amazon executive as its new CFO, as the $31 billion startup preps for an IPO. Dave Stephenson joined Airbnb after 17 years at Amazon and will be replacing Laurence Tosi, who left the CFO role in February after reportedly disagreeing with CEO Brian Chesky over the future of the company.
    9. Uber employees say the company's autonomous driving unit used a strange term to describe people and animals. Employees in Uber's self-driving unit referred to a human or animal as "a squishy thing," sources told Business Insider.
    10. More than 500,000 people downloaded games on the Google Play Store that were infected with malware. Google has removed 13 games from its Play Store for containing malware, all of which were driving simulators.

    Have an Amazon Alexa device? Now you can hear 10 Things in Tech each morning. Just search for "Business Insider" in your Alexa's flash briefing settings.

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    • Theresa May has been advised to set out her departure date in order to win the support of sceptical Brexit-supporting Tory MPs, who could be more tempted to back the deal if a Brexiteer prime minister was installed next year.
    • May's chances of getting her deal through parliament have decreased further after new, damaging attacks on her Brexit deal from US President Trump and her loyalist former defence secretary Michael Fallon.
    • Downing Street's attempt to sell the deal to Labour MPs last night also appears to have backfired.

    LONDON — Theresa May is under growing pressure to hand Conservative MPs a date for her resignation in return for their support for a Brexit deal, as one of her most loyal MPs Michael Fallon issued a damaging warning that her draft deal was a "huge gamble."

    The prime minister remains under sustained attack over her draft withdrawal agreement, with US President Donald Trump tweeting on Monday that the plan struck with Brussels "sounds like a great deal for the EU" and would restrict trade with the US.

    And in a worrying development for May, the former defence secretary Michael Fallon, who has previously been a party loyalist, said that May's deal was "doomed" and would mean "paying, leaving, surrendering our vote and our veto without any firm commitment to frictionless trade."

    With May running out of time to persuade sceptical Brexiteer MPs to support her deal, some Tories have urged her to spell out a timetable for her departure, according to a Times report citing Cabinet sources

    A promise by May to quit soon after the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 would help to pacify some Conservative MPs, including Cabinet ministers, who want Britain to strike a Canada-style deal, the source said.

    They believe that Tories who dislike May's Chequers plan might still back the withdrawal agreement — which sets out the terms of Britain's divorce from the EU — if they were confident that a Brexiteer prime minister could renegotiate an alternative future UK-EU relationship in the next stage of negotiations.

    "We know that the future relationship is not binding. This means she is the problem, not the deal per se, since it leaves plenty of flexibility for a successor to organise technical solutions for the Irish border and move towards Canada," the source told the Times.

    May's prospects of getting a deal through parliament have decreased even further in light of Michael Fallon confirming he would vote against the deal. Speaking on BBC 4's Today programme, he confirmed he would vote against the deal and refused to back May as prime minister. Asked if she was doomed, Fallon replied: "That's up to my colleagues."

    Conservative Brexiteers have also seized on Donald Trump's comments as further proof of why May's deal must be opposed. Tory MP Peter Lilley, a member of the pro-Brexit European Research Group of MPs, said: "Unfortunately, President Trump is right."

    "The PM's draft deal would rule out any prospect of UK trade deals with the US, let alone accepting the invitation to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But it is a superb deal for the EU which will be able to offer their trade partners access to the UK market in return for privileges for EU exporters. And we are paying £39 billion for this."

    May's pitch to Labour

    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May's Chief of Staff Gavin Barwell leaves Downing Street in London

    May's bid to sell the deal yesterday also extended to a pitch to win the support of Labour MPs, almost all of whom plan to vote against the deal and hope to trigger a general election.

    Downing Street's chief of staff Gavin Barwell extended an invitation to all Labour MPs on Monday evening, but only 26 turned up. Most appear to have been unconvinced, with Labour MP Stephen Doughty telling ITV the session had only persuaded waverers not to back the deal.

    Labour and Co-op MP Gid Killen, who did attend, told Sky News that Downing Street had "got the tone wrong" and said it "felt more like a pitch you'd give to the ERG." No Labour MPs have announced publicly that they have switched to supporting the deal since the briefing.

    Tory Brexiteers have reacted angrily to Downing Street's attempts to court opposition MPs. Maria Caulfield MP said in a statement: "It is so disappointing that after Gavin Barwell faithfully promised me and many other colleagues that Number 10 would never try to gain Labour MPs support against us as a party, it seems they have gone back on their pledge."

    "Number 10's policy of trying to get BRINO [Brexit in name only] on Labour votes will destroy this government and let Jeremy Corbyn into Downing Street," she said.

    SEE ALSO: Theresa May's Brexit deal will be voted on by MPs on December 11

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    • Uber has been fined nearly $1.2 million for failing to protect customers' personal information during a 2016 cyber attack that impacted millions of users.
    • The fines were imposed by Britain's Information Commissioner's Office and the Dutch Data Protection Authority.
    • Uber revealed last year that around 2.7 million people in the UK were affected by the data breach.

    British and Dutch regulators on Tuesday fined ride-hailing service Uber for failing to protect customers' personal information during a 2016 cyber attack involving millions of users.

    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in Britain slapped a £385,000 ($490,759.50) fine on the firm, while the Dutch Data Protection Authority imposed a fine of €600,000 ($678,780.00) on Uber. The combined total is around $1.17 million.

    Uber revealed last year that around 2.7 million people in the UK were affected by the 2016 data breach that it kept secret until 2017. The records of almost 82,000 drivers based in the UK were also taken, the ICO said.

    Read more: Uber has estimated 2.7 million people in the UK were affected by its massive data breach

    In total, hackers stole details belonging to 50 million riders and seven million drivers, as well as customer information.

    "This was not only a serious failure of data security on Uber’s part, but a complete disregard for the customers and drivers whose personal information was stolen," said the ICO's Director of Investigations Steve Eckersley.

    "At the time, no steps were taken to inform anyone affected by the breach, or to offer help and support. That left them vulnerable."

    Earlier this year, Uber paid $148 million to settle the hack in the US after failing to disclose it properly. The company reached the agreement with all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

    An Uber spokesman said: "We’re pleased to close this chapter on the data incident from 2016. As we shared with European authorities during their investigations, we’ve made a number of technical improvements to the security of our systems both in the immediate wake of the incident as well as in the years since.

    "We’ve also made significant changes in leadership to ensure proper transparency with regulators and customers moving forward. Earlier this year we hired our first chief privacy officer, data protection officer, and a new chief trust and security officer. We learn from our mistakes and continue our commitment to earn the trust of our users every day."

    SEE ALSO: Uber's CEO just opened the door to a deal to buy $2 billion food delivery firm Deliveroo

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    • Getting bangs is risky as you can never be sure how it'll look in advance.
    • However, there are certain styles which nearly always suit certain face shapes and hair types.
    • Celebrity hairdresser Jason Collier explained to INSIDER how to know what shape of bangs will flatter you.

    When you're feeling stuck in something of a rut, there's nothing like getting a haircut to shake you out of it.

    As Coco Chanel reportedly once said, when a woman changes her hair, she's about to change her life. 

    But the trouble is, getting a drastic haircut is risky. How can you know whether a new style will suit you? Once you've gone for the chop, you're largely stuck with your new 'do until it grows out.

    Perhaps one of the most nerve-wracking cuts to go for is bangs. There are so many different styles, and if you don't love the result, there's not much you can do about it.

    Read more:There's a good reason why you shouldn't go out in the cold with wet hair, and it has nothing to do with getting sick

    Fortunately, there are ways you can increase your chances of choosing a style that will suit you. 

    "Bangs are a classic way to update your look, and they look especially great during the cooler months," Jason Collier, a hairdresser whose clients include Victoria Beckham, Sienna Miller, and Eva Longoria, tells INSIDER.

    "I’m convinced that there’s a style of bangs to suit every woman; it’s just about knowing what works best for your face shape and hair type."

    Your hair type can affect your bangs

    "How your hair sits, behaves and grows will all impact your bangs, so it's essential to think about what can be achieved with the hair that you have," Collier explains.


    You may think that fine hair will never be able to pull off bangs because they'll just sit flat and sad on your forehead, but this isn't the case.

    "If you have fine hair, bangs can make it look instantly thicker, simply because shorter sections look fuller," Collier says. "But be careful not to go for too heavy bangs, as you'll be left with a thinner effect on the rest of your 'do."

    He recommends a side-swept, flirtatious fringe, styled with a root-lifting spray to add oomph and create movement.


    Bangs are a scary prospect for many people with curly hair, but with a bit of styling can be a great look.

    "Don’t be tempted to straighten your fringe," Collier advises. "Simply smooth out with a round brush and a styling cream to loosen the curl without shaking it out altogether.


    If you have thick hair, play to your strengths: go for heavyweight, blunt bangs and embrace the retro vibe.

    "Side bangs can look a little too chunky if your hair is especially full, and short bangs are risky as they can stick out from the head, so play it safe and opt for super-flattering full bangs to make the most of your natural volume," Collier advises.

    Whatever your hair type, bangs usually require a fair amount of blow-drying and styling which can damage your hair, so make sure to maintain your bangs' lustrousness by using a nourishing oil and heat protection spray (applied to the brush, rather than the hair).

    The best style of bangs for your face shape

    Heart-shaped faces: side bangs

    "For heart-shaped faces, think about trying side bangs, to balance the face and draw
    attention to the eyes and mouth," Collier advises.

    "Have it gently layered, with the longest layer at the cheekbone and the shortest at the arch of the brow."

    Long faces: side-swept bangs

    "If your face is longer than it is wide, you should look to achieve bangs that balances it out," Collier advises.

    "I’d recommend going for long, side-swept bangs, tapered to one side and ending at the cheekbones to add width."

    Round faces: angular, choppy bangs

    "If you have a rounder face shape, you might have thought that bangs wouldn’t be for you.
    But actually, rounder bangs can add some contour and shape to the face," Collier explains.

    "You might need to be braver when it comes to the cut, and opt for more angular bangs than you first thought; a rounder face can appear elongated if you cut in choppy bangs which end about three centimetres above the brow, which diffuses the roundness."

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    • President Trump said on Monday night that he is considering tariffs on Apple products, which had previously been spared. Apple's stock fell 1.4% in premarket trading.
    • The pound has also lost ground after Trump said Theresa May's Brexit deal threatens a future trade deal between the UK and US.
    • Trump is threatening to escalate his trade war with China and warned of more tariffs. Global markets were even despite the comments.  
    • Follow global markets live with Markets Insider.

    US President Donald Trump's threats about slapping tariffs on iPhones sent Apple's stock lower, while his barbs about Brexit hurt the pound.  

    In a chat wth the Wall Street Journal, Trump threatened to escalate the trade war further, saying it is "highly unlikely" that the US and China will reach a deal to prevent the 10% tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods from increasing to 25% on January 1. 

    He also said that if weekend talks with Xi at the G20 summit in Argentina do not go well, more tariffs could be on the way. Global stock markets posted minimal up and down moves, despite the comments. 

    "If we don’t make a deal, then I’m going to put the $267 billion additional on," Trump said.

    Read more: Trump is ready to go all-out in the trade war with China, and even the iPhone may not be spared

    Trump's comments came towards the end of a strong day for US stocks, with companies boosted by what was expected to be the biggest online shopping day in US history, Cyber Monday.

    The day saw all three major US indexes close more than 1% higher, while European stocks also rallied, shored up by waning tensions over both the Italian budget crisis and Brexit.

    That optimism might be tested on Tuesday, with minor declines in tech stocks and US futures. 

    Apple shares fell 1.4% in early morning trading before markets opened on Tuesday, after the president signalled a willingness to place tariffs on items such as Apple's iPhone and laptops imported from China. Apple had previously been spared from the tariffs after lobbying the administration, but Trump may have changed his mind.

    Also falling: The British pound, after Trump made a series of less than reassuring comments about any possible future trade deal between the UK and US after Brexit.

    "We have to take a look at seriously whether or not the UK is allowed to trade, because you know, right now if you look at the deal they may not be able to trade with us, and that wouldn't be a good thing,"he told reporters on Monday evening.

    Those remarks sent the pound lower by about 0.5%, trading at 1.27 against the dollar.

    SEE ALSO: GOLDMAN SACHS: Feuding UK politicians aren't united enough to torpedo Theresa May's Brexit deal

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    • A dog gifted to South Korea by North Korea has given birth to three male and three female puppies.
    • South Korea described the dogs as a “symbol of peace” when they arrived in September.

    • South Korea’s presidential residence has shared pictures of the puppies with the president and first lady.

    A dog given to South Korea by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to promote peace has given birth to six puppies.

    Two white Pungsan dogs were presented to South Korean President Moon Jae-in in September as a peace offering from North Korea, to symbolize the two nations' warming relations.

    Now Gomi, the female dog, has given birth to three female and three male puppies, Jae-in's office wrote on Twitter. Both the president and first lady were taking care of the dogs, the tweet said.

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    The images were originally shared by The Blue House, the official presidential residence.

    South Korean puppiesThe Blue House also shared a video with Jae-in with one of the dogs and a puppy.

    South Korea described Gomi and the other dog, Songgang, as a "symbol of peace" when they arrived in September.

    To get there, they had to undergo a quarantine and pass through the heavily fortified demilitarized zone (DMZ) and the truce village of Panmunjom.

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    The breed is designated as a North Korean “natural monument” animal, Reuters reported. 

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    • Chris Hyzy, the chief investment officer for Bank of America's Global Wealth and Investment Management division, reveals his biggest market fear.
    • If Hyzy's greatest worry does transpire, he says it could trigger a vicious chain reaction, ultimately resulting in an economic recession. He explains how that could happen.

    In the current market environment, picking one fear that stands above the rest is a tall task.

    There's President Donald Trump's trade war, which has decimated emerging markets and left US corporations exposed to the wrath of retaliatory tariffs. There's also the prospect of slowing growth in tech stocks, which have long been priced for perfection, leaving them vulnerable to a sharp drawdown.

    But Chris Hyzy — the chief investment officer for Bank of America's Global Wealth and Investment Management division — has his eye on something else entirely. When he envisions a catastrophic scenario for both markets and the economy, he's focused on the US dollar.

    But it's not the level of the greenback versus other currencies that has Hyzy's attention. He's instead wary of a decline in dollar liquidity, which he contends could trigger a chain reaction — one capable of flipping the entire US economy upside down.

    Before we get into that ruthless chain reaction of events, it's important to establish what exactly decreased dollar liquidity entails. Hyzy links it directly to the Federal Reserve's decision to taper bond purchases, which means there are fewer dollars in circulation. The same is true when the Treasury allows bonds to mature.

    "When other nations need dollar supply, and when those who need financing can't get access to dollar liquidity, that to me is the most worrisome," Hyzy told Business Insider in a recent interview.

    To him, what's so daunting about this scenario is how the Fed would react. Hyzy figures the central bank might lower interest rates, or even buy bonds to keep their balance sheet level and pump more dollars in the market. That could then, in turn, set off an unfortunate sequence of events.

    "While all of that’s happening, you’d see funding stress in spreads pick up across the board, which could induce higher unemployment, claims could go higher, and consumer spending would go down," he said. "Then you have a recession."

    If you think that sounds drastic, consider that many market experts have been weighing the possibility of a severe economic downturn for months.

    Back in early October, Brad McMillan — the chief investment officer of the $150 billion Commonwealth Financial Network — gave Business Insider his four-part checklist of indicators to watch. And while we're not yet past the point of no return, those measures are veering close to dangerous territory.

    More recently, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman exclusively told Business Insider that people are blindly ignoring the causes of the last recession, which is leaving the economy vulnerable to another. He wouldn't go as far as to predict when a meltdown will occur, but his comments imply great uncertainty.

    In the end, it's clear that a recession is more of an inevitability than a far-flung notion. For that reason, Hyzy's warning about dollar liquidity should be heard and heeded.

    SEE ALSO: The stock market is flashing some terrifying parallels to the tech bubble — and it could be foreshadowing a painful crash

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