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    • Simon Yeung spent the last six months traveling the world to photograph abandoned places.
    • These pictures provide glimpses into locations people don't usually get to see.
    • His photographs have garnered over 14,000 followers on Instagram.


    Abandoned places are eerie and enticing, but many of us wouldn't venture in to see them for ourselves. Thanks to Simon Yeung, however, we can peek inside some of the world's most stunning abandoned spots.

    The photographer has been traveling the globe capturing hauntingly beautiful abandoned locations, garnering him over 14,000 followers on Instagram.

    Keep scrolling to see why.

    Yeung was a photographer focused on architecture and landscapes.

    Many of his early photos on Instagram are of those two things — that is, before he discovered his passion for abandoned places.

    But he always liked doing things that aren't mainstream.

    Yeung told INSIDER that he got started exploring abandoned locations when he visited his sister in Paris. "I was Googling off-the-beaten-track things to do there, and one of the things that came up was the abandoned railway line that goes around all of Paris," he said.

    Photographing abandoned places started as a hobby, but quickly turned into an all-consuming obsession.

    "I can only describe it as pure escapism and I consider myself fortunate to have seen so many incredible places," he said.

    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 40% of Americans take some sort of supplement each day. This amounts to what Market Watch refers to as a staggering $37 billion industry between multivitamins, supplements, and protein powders. Despite those numbers, there's a growing amount of research suggesting that supplements are, for the most part, unnecessary.

    One major problem with them is that they don't exactly do what they claim, or at least not what we've been led to believe they're going to do. There are a lot of myths and misunderstandings about vitamins and minerals in terms of what is needed, how much is needed, and what the positive and negative side effects are.

    There are legitimate reasons, like a true deficiency, that require the use of vitamin and mineral supplements. Speak with your doctor about whether or not a deficiency exists or if you have any concerns about your current supplements.

    If you're struggling to wade through all of the information about supplements, read on. These are some of the things you need to know before deciding to start taking supplements.

    There's not a "one size fits all" approach to supplementing.

    The first question you may ask yourself when it comes to supplements is whether or not you need them. The short answer is maybe.

    Although most people are able to get the adequate amount of vitamins and minerals from their diet, there are some groups who may need a supplement. The National Institute of Health, for example, notes that you may need extra support if you're pregnant or a vegan. During pregnancy, getting enough iron is critical to helping prevent birth defects. Additionally, vegans may fall short on nutrients found primarily in animal proteins, like B12.

    Carol Haggans, a registered dietitian and consultant to NIH, said, "vitamin B12 mostly comes from meat, fish and dairy foods, so vegans may consider taking a supplement to be sure to get enough of it." 

    Other conditions may affect the absorption of certain vitamins and require supplements, and of course, protein supplements can be added for those whose lifestyle requires them.


    Too much of certain vitamins and minerals can have adverse effects.

    The human body needs vitamins and minerals in order to operate as efficiently as possible, but only in certain amounts. WebMd notes that too much of certain ones can be as dangerous, if not more so, than having too little. An excess of vitamin B6 can cause nerve pain, fat-soluble vitamins can be toxic at high levels, and too much vitamin C can cause nausea and diarrhea, as further noted by WebMD.

    Be sure to check the UL (tolerable upper intake level) for the supplements you're taking, and note that it's different for each vitamin or mineral. And be aware that the UL is the limit for all sources of a vitamin, meaning if you get some from food and some from a supplement, you'll hit that limit faster.

    Understand the difference between water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins.

    Some vitamins are water-soluble, which means the body uses what it needs of them and gets rid of any excess through urine. Fat-soluble vitamins, on the other hand, are stored by the body for long periods of time in the case of excess. These are the ones, specifically vitamins A and K, that need special attention paid to them to be sure you're not consuming more than the upper intake level, according to MedicineNet.

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    • Democratic leadership is warning the president not to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein following a bombshell New York Times report on Friday.
    • According to The Times, Rosenstein discussed wearing a wire to secretly record the president and using the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. He denied the report.
    • "This story must not be used as a pretext for the corrupt purpose of firing Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein in order install an official who will allow the president to interfere with the Special Counsel's investigation," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said.

    Democratic leadership is warning the president not to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein following a Friday New York Times report that Rosenstein had discussed wearing a wire to secretly record the president and using the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.

    "This story must not be used as a pretext for the corrupt purpose of firing Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein in order install an official who will allow the president to interfere with the Special Counsel's investigation," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday, shortly after the story's publication.

    Immediately following the story's publication, some of Trump's favorite far-right influencers, including Fox News hosts Laura Ingraham and Jeanine Pirro, called for Rosenstein's immediate firing. Other Republicans, including lawmakers in Washington, urged caution and discouraged the president from taking the report seriously.

    "When it comes to President @realDonaldTrump..... BEWARE of anything coming out of the @nytimes," Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham tweeted.

    Trump has regularly targeted both Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions since the special counsel Robert Mueller was first tapped last May to oversee the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign, as well as possible obstruction of justice committed by the president when he fired FBI Director James Comey last year.

    In justifying firing Comey, Trump cited a memo Rosenstein wrote that criticized Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation — a move that reportedly made Rosenstein believe Trump had "used" him.

    Democrats have for months warned Trump against firing Rosenstein, and have developed a contingency plan to protect the Russia investigation should the president do so, which would include calling for obstruction of justice hearings and a special congressional committee to replace the special counsel investigation.

    Rosenstein first raised the question of the 25th amendment and considered wearing a wire in the spring of 2017, The Times said, citing sources in the Department of Justice and FBI who were present in conversations with Rosenstein or were briefed on memos that former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe wrote about Rosenstein.

    But the Washington Post later reported that Rosenstein's comment about wearing a wire was made sarcastically, after McCabe pushed for the DOJ to investigate Trump.

    Rosenstein issued a broad denial of the Times' reporting, calling the story "inaccurate and factually incorrect," and said in a statement to the Times that, based on his "personal dealings" with the president, there is no basis to remove him from office.

    Rosenstein also claimed that the anonymous sources cited in the story are motivated by anti-DOJ sentiment and their own "personal agenda." 

    Sonam Sheth and Grace Panetta contributed to this report. 

    SEE ALSO: Trump says Kavanaugh is 'under assault,' blames Christine Blasey Ford for not going to the FBI when she was in high school

    DON'T MISS: Trump's media allies are pushing him to fire Rod Rosenstein 'immediately' after the bombshell New York Times story

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    Fred Rogers brought optimism, love and inspiration into homes for 33 years with his show "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood."

    Rogers died in 2003, but Netflix released a documentary about his life last March on what would have been his 90th birthday.

    These are Fred Rogers' most inspirational quotes— from both on and off the air.

    On the state of the world:

    "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'"

    On love:

    "To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now."

    On processing emotions:

    "When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary."

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    • Patti Davis, the daughter of former President Ronald Reagan, wrote in a Washington Post op-ed Friday that she was sexually assaulted decades ago and forgets certain details — just like Christine Blasey Ford.
    • Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her roughly 36 years ago at a high school party, though she doesn't remember the precise date or location of the alleged attack.
    • "Your memory snaps photos of the details that will haunt you forever, that will change your life and live under your skin," Davis wrote. "It blacks out other parts of the story that really don't matter much."

    Patti Davis, the daughter of former President Ronald Reagan, described in a Washington Post op-ed her own sexual assault 40 years ago, and why she remembers certain details perfectly, and others not at all.

    Her revelation comes amid a national debate over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and how to handle a decades-old allegation that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when the two were in high school.

    The Senate Judiciary Committee, which is responsible for confirming Kavanaugh to the bench, is arranging for both Kavanaugh and Ford to testify next week. But the process has triggered controversy, as Republican senators have shot down Ford's requests to delay the hearing and allow for an FBI investigation into her allegations first.

    Davis wrote in her op-ed that she was sexually assaulted roughly 40 years ago by a "prominent music executive" in his office, as she attempted to play a cassette tape of her material. Like Ford, she says she told no one for decades.

    Beyond that, Davis said she has no recollection of certain details, including what the executive said about her songs, whether they spoke before she left his office, or even which month it was.

    But she said she does remember details like the dark green carpet of the executive's office and the sound of his footsteps as he approached her. She added that she recalls the smell of coffee and stale bread on his breath, and the sounds the leather couch made as it stuck to her skin during the attack.

    "It doesn't surprise me one bit that for more than 30 years, Christine Blasey Ford didn't talk about the assault she remembers," Davis wrote, noting that Ford has been criticized for forgetting the precise location and date of the party at which she says the assault took place.

    "That's what happens: Your memory snaps photos of the details that will haunt you forever, that will change your life and live under your skin," Davis wrote. "It blacks out other parts of the story that really don't matter much."

    Ford's lawyer said Thursday that Ford is willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week. As of Friday afternoon, the hearing's terms were still under negotiation.

    Read Davis' full op-ed here »

    If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, visit RAINN or call the National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673.

    SEE ALSO: Trump says Kavanaugh is 'under assault,' blames Christine Blasey Ford for not going to the FBI when she was in high school

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    • A Reddit user asked "What is a luxury item you would never buy, regardless of your ability to afford it?" Posted over two months ago, the thread has racked up 325 votes and 725 comments.
    • Answers varied from designer luggage to cosmetic surgery to private jets — but the top answer was gold-flaked food. 
    • Gold-flaked food is a trend in luxury dining, but is it worth the cost? Regular people on Reddit say no.

    If you have an unlimited flow of cash, you may consider elevating your meals by dousing your food with gold. Or maybe not. 

    A Reddit user asked, "What is a luxury item you would never buy, regardless of your ability to afford it?" Posted over two months ago, the thread has racked up 325 votes and 725 comments. Answers varied from designer luggage to cosmetic surgery to private jets — but the top answer was gold-flaked food. 

    User moonyowl wrote: "Any foodstuff that includes gold with the intent to ingest it. Just... why?"

    Gold-flaked food is a growing trend in luxury dining. Even Amazon sells a 150mg jar of edible gold for $35. But after it's applied to food in restaurants around the world, the cost skyrockets. 

    In May, FOOD INSIDER tried $1,000 worth of gold covered chicken wings at The Ainsworth in New York City. The restaurant collaborated with celebrity Jonathan Cheban, also known as foodgod on Instagram, to create the golden wings. INSIDER reported that the gold doesn't add any flavor — just glam and a price tag. 

    gold food chicken wings

    Another New York restaurant, Serendipity 3, holds several Guinness World Records for the most expensive gold-flaked food. The restaurant holds a record for the most expensive sundae, a $1,000 three-scoop delight topped with 23 karats of "edible gold leaf." If you're not in the mood for something sweet, you can get the gold grilled cheese for a less expensive $214. The restaurant has been on the trend for many years, once offering a gold-flaked hot chocolate for $25,000.

    In June, Serendipity 3 was recognized once again for selling the most expensive milkshake at $100 a pop — which, of course, is topped with gold flakes and comes in a Swarovski crystal dish. 

    gold food milkshake

    Gold-flaked food isn't just an American trend.

    A taco from Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, costs $25,000 and includes Kobe beef, Almas Beluga caviar, and black truffle brie cheese served on a gold-infused corn tortilla. 

    Such a taco is what the Reddit community described as a total waste of money: "Let's take a normal food, and fill it with caviar, truffle oil, and gold leaf until it's unrecognizable. It'll cost a small fortune and taste like sh--, but who cares, vain rich folks will buy it anyways," wrote user lastPingStanding.

    If you prefer sweet over savory, you can pick up Manila Social Club's gold-flaked doughnut for $100, or $1,000 for a dozen. 

    If you don't agree with regulars on Reddit, give gold food a try — just make sure you can put your money where your mouth is. 

    SEE ALSO: A restaurant in NYC serves a $1,000 gold wings developed by a friend of the Kardashians

    SEE ALSO: Edible gold is a huge food trend — here are seven dishes you need to try

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    When "One Tree Hill" first premiered 15 years ago, viewers were introduced to a high school crew they would grow to love for nine full seasons. 

    Lucas, Haley, Brooke, Peyton, and Nathan were a complicated bunch who went from rivals to friends to couples, despite all the issues that came between them. And even when Lucas and Peyton left the series during season six, the show still continued for another three seasons, adding new characters for fans to adore. 

    The teen drama also helped launch the careers of stars like Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush.

    Here's what the cast of "One Tree Hill" has been up to since the show first premiered in 2003. 

    Chad Michael Murray played Lucas Scott, a high school basketball star and writer who was Haley's best friend and Nathan's half-brother. Lucas eventually married Peyton, and they had a daughter.

    Murray had small recurring roles on "Gilmore Girls" and "Dawson's Creek" and was in "Freaky Friday" before he broke out on "One Tree Hill." He left the series after the sixth season.  

    Murray was recently on CMT's "Sun Records."

    Murray's credits include "Fruitvale Station,""Left Behind,""Scream Queens," and "Agent Carter."

    He was married to his "One Tree Hill" co-star Sophia Bush for five months in 2005. He is now married to his "Chosen" co-star Sarah Roemer and they have two kids.  

    Hilarie Burton played Peyton Sawyer, an artist, music lover, and cheerleader. She was best friends with Brooke and dated Nathan off and on before marrying Lucas and having a daughter.

    Burton started her career as a video DJ for MTV's "Total Request Live" before she was cast on "One Tree Hill." 

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    Warning: Minor spoilers ahead for "Colette."

    Wash Westmoreland’s biographical drama "Colette" tracks the life of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette — one of the most famous and celebrated French writers of the late 1800's and early 1900's — during her formative early years.

    At just 20 years old, Colette (Keira Knightley) marries Henry Gauthier-Villars (Dominic West), a well-known French writer and critic better known by his pen name, Willy. The forceful and boisterous man, 14 years her senior, brings Colette to Paris, where she is deeply nauseated by his high-society friends and lifestyle.

    Not long after, Willy enlists his bride as one of his ghostwriters. She pens a bright, ornate novel titled "Claudine at School," based upon her childhood in the countryside. The book becomes a nationwide phenomenon.

    Thus begins the power struggle over Claudine's ownership — and that of Colette's very identity.

    Why you should care: It's a strong Oscars contender with strikingly modern relevance

    British-born director Westmoreland ("Still Alice") has said that translating Colette's "astonishing life" to the screen was a "passion project" for him and his co-director, co-writer, and late husband, Richard Glatzer.

    This passion is evident throughout the movie, which treats its titular character with an interest and fascination that women are rarely afforded in Hollywood. The exploration of her rebellion, of the person behind the transgressive art, will feel particularly cathartic for many women in 2018.

    Knightley was the perfect choice to communicate Colette's complexity and depth — especially as the bona fide queen of period dramas. She's already nabbed Oscar nominations for "Pride and Prejudice" and "The Imitation Game"— and don't be surprised if another campaign is mounted to honor her performance as Colette.


    Aside from its star player, the film hosts a number of minor but equally satisfying performances by West, Denise Gough, Fiona Shaw, and Eleanor Tomlinson.

    Its costumes and set design are fittingly lavish but rarely distracting. Each setting and costume change only seeks to nurture Colette's own self-realization and development as an artist.

    What's hot: The acting is impeccable, making the historical drama feel human

    Knightley takes great care to portray Colette's intelligence and shrewdness. The power of "Colette" is that, from the jump, she is completely aware of the sexism that saturates her surroundings and relationships. She knows she is marrying a man who is charismatic, yet parasitic.

    The story doesn't lead to an eventual realization, but rather explores an ever-present, slow-burning — and, for many women, familiar — rage.

    West is similarly excellent. He plays Colette's womanizer husband with a convincing, infuriating self-assuredness — plus, at times, a surprising tenderness. In these moments, he is more pathetic than endearing. But the moments serve the larger purpose of painting a realistic portrait of their toxic marriage.


    The controlling husband is an easy villain, but West's layered performance holds your gaze — as Willy did Colette's. Their marriage is simultaneously affectionate and infuriating, preventing Colette's journey towards liberation from feeling predictable, linear, and stiff.

    Colette's extramarital relationships are similarly nuanced. She embraces her fluid sexuality and engages in lesbian relationships that do not feel exploitative, or simply thrown in for dramatic effect. 

    In particular, Gough's performance as Mathilde de Morny — better known as Missy, a gender-noncomforming aristocrat — is revelational.


    What's not: At times, the film is painfully aware of its own importance

    In apparent eagerness to convey the film's self-appointed message of empowerment, the characters are thrown unnecessarily obvious lines and gestures — most of all, Colette herself. 

    In the midst of an interesting but ultimately confusing sequence of events, wherein Colette becomes a mime and stage actress, she declares, "I will continue to pursue this because I want to"— a scene tailor-made for awards show montages. In the film's climactic moment, Colette proclaims: "I am the real Claudine." But we already knew that.

    To be sure, Colette is an empowering figure, and it's refreshing to see a woman who's aware of her own strength. But Colette's story of self-creation is powerful on its own, and only serves to be undermined by clichés and repetitive dialogue.

    The bottom line: "Colette" is a dynamic, credible portrait of a fascinating woman

    If you hear "period piece" and immediately think of petticoats and boring conversations in stuffy parlors, this is the film to change your mind. "Colette" doesn’t ask that you have any knowledge of feminist history or French literature for the film to do its job. It's genuinely funny and constantly witty, full of drama, conflict, sneers, and smolders.

    But ultimately, its greatest strength is how it presents women as complex and whole — as, in themselves, worthy of praise and fury and exploration. 


    Initially, Willy refuses to take "Claudine" seriously. He calls the story "too feminine" and says it lacks a plot. Indeed, he only agrees to submit it to publishers under financial duress, after instructing Colette to sprinkle in some sexual longing: "more spice, less literature."

    It's not difficult to draw a line between his treatment of her experiences, her "feminine" art, and the derision of women's opinions throughout history. (Even in her 1954 New York Times obituary, after becoming a celebrated novelist, Colette's writing was described as decidedly "not intellectual.")

    But "Claudine" ultimately earns Willy wealth, fame, and accolades. Colette publishes three more "Claudine" stories, all semi-autobiographical. She explores her emotions, flaws, mistakes — and it all becomes "the toast of Paris."

    With "Claudine" and, now, with "Colette," she has made people feel seen.

    Grade: A-

    "Colette" is in theaters now. Watch a trailer below.

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    Losing weight is a difficult feat, and it can come with unexpected impacts to your time, money, and energy. Here's what you need to know if you're thinking about losing weight, or are already on your weight-loss journey.

    Healthy foods can be more costly.

    Eating healthier takes a little more time and a little more money. When you're not focused on being health conscious, you can easily satisfy your hunger by going through a drive-thru or grabbing something from the vending machine. When you are focused on your health, or a specific fitness goal like weight loss, you're better off to prepare your own food than to eat out, making it a more time-consuming process, especially if you live somewhere like a food desert.

    When you prepare your own food, you know exactly what's in it and how it was made. Although it takes a bit longer and costs more to buy most nutrient-dense foods, as long as you live in an area where you have access to grocery stores, it might not be as difficult as you'd expect to make the switch to more healthful food habits.

    A study done by Harvard found that eating a healthy diet only costs about $1.50 more per day than an unhealthy diet does.

    Losing weight might cost you energy.

    Often times losing weight requires increased physical activity and decreased calorie consumption, both of which cost you energy and lead to decreased energy overall, according to Only My Health.

    To lessen the negative effects of lower energy levels, it'll be important to know just how many calories you should be consuming, and the types of foods that your body needs specific to your goals, body type, and overall health. There's no single caloric amount that's right for everyone, so be sure to work with a nutritionist, registered dietitian, or clinician to figure out what's right for you.

    You may have to buy a new wardrobe.

    As you lose weight, your clothes might not fit quite like they used to. If you only lose a small amount of weight your clothes may fit better, finally allowing you to get back into your favorite pair of skinny jeans, if you lose a more drastic amount of weight, you may find that your clothes just don't fit anymore.

    Some individuals will have to or want to, buy new clothes to fit the new, smaller version of themselves, which is a surprising cost of weight loss many don't think about.

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    • "The Big Bang Theory" is heading into its final 12th season.
    • During an appearance on "The Talk" Friday, Kaley Cuoco said there are three things she'd like to see on the CBS comedy.
    • She'd love to learn Penny's last name, have Jack White on as a guest star, and have the apartment elevator fixed.

    As "The Big Bang Theory" starts its final season, Kaley Cuoco says there are a few things she would still love to see happen on the CBS comedy. 

    "I'd like to learn Penny's last name," said Cuoco on Friday's episode of CBS' "The Talk."

    Apparently, her character does have a last name, but the crew behind the show doesn't want it to be revealed. 

    "What name could we possibly pick that would be satisfying at this point?" executive producer Steve Molaro told Vulture in 2013. "We're kind of a superstitious lot here. We've made it this far without knowing Penny's last name. I think we're good not finding out."

    Cuoco had a few other minor things she would like to see addressed. 

    "I'd like the elevator to get fixed," Cuoco said of an elevator that's been broken since season one in her apartment building. "These are small things."

    There's also one celebrity the 32-year-old actress has been asking about for a while.

    "You know who I've been wanting for many years?" This might sound very random. Jack White," Cuoco said in response to a question about the White Stripes singer and guitarist. 

    "Wouldn't it be cool? And he's got kind of a cool, nerd thing going on. I've been saying this for years, and I'm running out of time," she added.

    During its time on air, the show has had over 50 celebrity cameos, including Carrie Fisher and "The Talk" co-host Sara Gilbert. Neil de Grasse Tyson is set to appear on the season 12 premiere once again. You can view our roundup of "Big Bang Theory" celeb cameos here

    One thing we will see? Penny and her husband Leonard discussing whether or not they see any children in their future.

    "We did an episode actually recently that I'm excited for it to air," teased Cuoco. "It was about Penny and Leonard tackling the future of wanting children or not. It was actually really interesting, her take on her wanting to work. It wasn't kind of in the cards for us and I think it's an interesting conversation to have. I'm glad we got to make that episode."

    The season 12 premiere of "The Big Bang Theory" airs Monday on CBS at 8 p.m. A second new episode will air Thursday, September 27 at 8 p.m. in its usual time slot. 

    You can watch part of Cuoco's appearance on "The Talk" below.

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    We all wish we had endless time to get ready in the morning, but the truth is, most of us don't. In a rush to get to work, we often don't have time to go through a complicated makeup routine. Thankfully, there's a couple of ways to cut your time in half.

    INSIDER searched the web to find the ultimate time-saving beauty hacks — here are our favorite ones.

    You can use your lipstick as a blush and eyeshadow.

    We usually think our lipsticks are reserved for, well, our lips. But, they actually have a creamy consistency that's great for adding a little rosiness to our cheeks and blend smoothly enough to become a great subtle (or not-so-subtle) color for your eyes. Her World suggested dabbing some lipstick wherever you want, and you're ready to go.

    You don't need to apply foundation all over your face.

    This hack from Beauty and blog suggested instead of slathering and blending forever, just use your foundation to cover trouble spots. Simply dot and blend some foundation onto areas you want to cover up instead of buying concealer. 

    Use a credit card to create a straight eyeliner wing.

    If you don't have a steady hand, then creating a sharp winged line is nearly impossible to accomplish. Now, you can take the trial and error out of creating pointed wings by simply grabbing a credit card (or any small business card) and use it as a straight edge, said Girly Virly. 

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    • Meghan Markle reveals her favorite childhood meal in the foreword for the new charity cookbook "Together: Our Community Cookbook."
    • She always looks forward to collard greens, black-eyed peas and cornbread on New Year's Eve. 
    • The meal is tied to a common American New Year's Eve tradition where each of the foods represents prosperity, wealth, health, and nourishment for the new year.

    As evidenced by her now-defunct lifestyle blog The Tig, Meghan Markle has a well-documented interest in food that she's now putting to extraordinary use.

    For her first solo charity endeavor as a royal, The Duchess of Sussex has partnered with the Hubb Community Kitchen to publish a cookbook of recipes. The kitchen is comprised of women affected by the Grenfell Towel Fire in London, and Markle wrote the foreword for their new charity cookbook which aims to raise funding for the kitchen. 


    In the two-page foreword, Markle writes about her fascination with "the power of a meal," and even spotlights her favorite childhood meal in the process. 

    "One of my own favorite meals is collard greens, black-eyed peas, and cornbread — a meal I would look forward to throughout my childhood," Markle writes.

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    After a mouth-watering description of the delicious foods, Markle notes that it's also part of a long-standing tradition. 

    "This was always eaten on New Year's Day, a tradition steeped in ancestral history in which each component has a meaning: the black-eyed peas for prosperity, the greens for wealth, the cornbread for health and nourishment," she writes. "It wasn't a New Year's resolution; it was a wish. It wasn't simply a meal; it was a story." 

    Though Southern Living points out that the tradition is mostly rooted in the American southeast, it's since spread amongst the country to become a fairly standard American New Year's Eve tradition — even in Markle's hometown of Los Angeles. 

    It just goes to show that even with her new royal life in the UK, Markle still appreciates her roots.

    "Together: Our Community Cookbook" will be released on September 25.

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    Week 3 of the NFL season is here.

    After a brutal 1-4 start to our SuperContest campaign, we bounced back with a rock solid 3-2 on our best bets last weekend.

    While 3-2 doesn't get us all the way back to a winning record, it went a long way to bringing us back into the heart of the standings. Last week was a particularly brutal week for many SuperContest bettors, with the five most commonly picked teams in the contest going 0-5.

    It feels good to have fought our way out of the depths and into the pack, but the goal of the SuperContest isn't to out-pick 60% of the field. We're trying to out-pick everyone and win a million dollars.

    So we're back at it again this week.

    Below are our picks for Week 3 of the Westgate SuperContest, along with some of our other favorite bets on the slate.

    SuperContest Pick 1: Carolina Panthers (-3) over Cincinnati Bengals

    There's plenty of reasons to be skeptical of the Panthers in this spot. Most notably, the team has a Greg Olsen shaped hole in the offense, immediately upping the pressure on Christian McCaffrey, Devin Funchess, and other Carolina skill position players.

    But the Panthers usually find a way to win at home, having gone in 19-6 over the past three seasons at Bank of America Stadium. And while the Bengals have looked impressive so far this season, this feels like a letdown spot for them after dismantling the Ravens on national television last Thursday.

    With the NFC South so packed with contenders, the Panthers can't afford to slip up at home. They need it more, and I expect Cam Newton and company to figure it out.

    SuperContest Pick 2: New Orleans Saints (+3) over Atlanta Falcons

    New Orleans has failed to cover a spread this season, but this is a perfect spot to bet they find a way to bounce back. Atlanta is coming off a hard-fought win against the Panthers and back-to-back division games is always a tough stretch.

    The Saints need a win to keep pace with the NFC South. Drew Brees and the New Orleans' offense has been operating just fine and will be facing a Falcons defensive front that is missing a few key pieces. Trust that the Saints' defense can wake up from whatever spell they've been under and get enough stops to help New Orleans win in a shootout.

    SuperContest Pick 3: San Francisco 49ers (+6.5) over Kansas City Chiefs

    We got burned by the Chiefs last week after they took the Steelers to task in Pittsburgh, but we're running it back against them again, this time backing Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers.

    The Kansas City offense is one of the most intimidating forces in football right now, with Patrick Mahomes taking the world by storm and possibly the most talented collection of skill position players in the NFL between Tyreek Hill, Kareem Hunt, and Travis Kelce. But Mahomes can't sustain the pace he's on — unless he plans on throwing for 80 touchdowns.

    The Chiefs' offensive explosion has also covered up for what has been a questionable-at-best defense so far. While Kansas City was able to hold on for the win in Pittsburgh, they did give up a 21-point first quarter lead before halftime. Jimmy Garoppolo will likely have his favorite target, Marquise Goodwin, back in the lineup on Sunday, and I think he keeps pace with the Chiefs.

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    "One Tree Hill" ran for nine seasons and featured a number of celebrity cameos. 

    From bands including Fall Out Boy to a young Evan Peters, stars turned up on the series for small roles. 

    Here are 16 celebrities you might've forgotten were on the series. 

    Joe Manganiello played Owen Morello, a former addict and alcoholic who became sober and worked as a bartender at TRIC. He dated Brooke for a time and played Slamball with Nathan.

    Manganiello has since been on "True Blood" and in the "Magic Mike" movies. He was also in "Rampage." He's been married to actress Sofia Vergara since 2015. 

    Pete Wentz didn't just appear with Fall Out Boy for a cameo, the bassist was on three episodes as himself and had a brief fling with Peyton.

    He still performs and releases music with Fall Out Boy. Wentz also founded DCD2 Records and has appeared on other TV shows including Nickelodeon's "School of Rock." He has one son with his ex-wife Ashlee Simpson and two kids with his girlfriend Meagan Camper. 

    Ashley Rickards played Sam Walker, Brooke's foster daughter during the show's sixth season.

    Rickards went on to star on "Awkward" and was recently on "The Flash." 

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    • All signs point to Baker Mayfield taking the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback job after he electrified in his debut and led the team to a win.
    • While Mayfield earned the job, it could leave the Browns in an awkward spot with Tyrod Taylor.
    • The Browns traded for Taylor, insisted he would be their starter, and even discussed giving him a contract extension.
    • Taylor might be miffed at losing his job after he was pulled for a concussion, then sitting behind a rookie before he hits free agency.

    Baker Mayfield made his NFL debut on Thursday and electrified.

    Mayfield took the field after Cleveland Browns starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor left the game with a concussion. The stagnant Browns offense immediately kicked into high gear as Mayfield made a series of completions. He ended up finishing the game with 201 yards on 17-23 passing and a receiving 2-point conversion, all while setting up two running touchdowns from Carlos Hyde. The Browns beat the Jets, 21-17, getting their first win since the 2016 season.

    After the game, the question then became if Mayfield would be the Browns starter going forward. According to's Mary Kay Cabot, head coach Hue Jackson is giving the team the weekend off while he decides on a quarterback, but really, the decision has been made.

    "Browns coach Hue Jackson won't name Baker Mayfield his starter until Monday after he meets with Mayfield and Tyrod Taylor and tells them first." Cabot wrote.

    Likewise, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported: "The more people I talk to, the more I get this: How do you turn back to Tyrod Taylor after what Baker Mayfield did on the field? ... How in the world do you go away from the guy who led you back from being down double-digits, the first win in 600 days, at home, to ignite this whole thing he ignited?"

    But in handing Mayfield the job, the Browns also encounter a potentially awkward situation with Taylor.

    Taylor struggled mightily in Week 3, and things were trending toward Mayfield taking the field, even before Taylor left the game to be evaluated for a concussion.

    But if the Browns turn to Mayfield full-time, it's fair to wonder if Taylor got a fair shake. After all, the team traded for him in March, and throughout training camp, Jackson and GM John Dorsey insisted that Taylor would be the starter, with no immediate plans to turn to Mayfield.

    Taylor played well enough in camp that Dorsey openly said they might discuss contract extensions with Taylor down the line.

    "He's had an excellent camp so far," Dorsey told The Ringer's Kevin Clark."I want to see it unfold. There may come a point here where I call his representatives in October and say, 'Let's strike something up.'"

    The Browns drafted Mayfield with the No. 1 overall pick after trading for Taylor, so it's not as if Taylor entered this season without knowing he could have competition for the starting job.

    However, Mayfield also took over on Thursday out of necessity. It's not as if Taylor was pulled due to his performance and then Mayfield took over. If Taylor gets replaced because of injury, there may be some sore feelings there. Additionally, Taylor may not like being benched for a rookie the year before he hits free agency — it could temper his market.

    There's also a question about what happens if Mayfield begins to struggle as the season goes on. For as electric as Mayfield was on Thursday (and he certainly looked prepared for the moment), it wouldn't be surprising to see teams begin to game-plan for and figure out some tendencies. If he struggles over several weeks and the Browns lose games, would they turn back to Taylor? And if so, how would that affect Mayfield's development? Is there a scenario where they bench a struggling Mayfield, go back to Taylor, then return to Mayfield to give him a second shot? There would be an obvious danger in shaking up the quarterback situation too much.

    Mayfield taking the starting job was the most likely outcome, given their investment in him with the No. 1 overall pick. But the speed at which he's taken the job could leave the Browns with an awkward situation on their hands.

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    Emerging markets are going to be essential for e-commerce growth, as retailers in developed markets may soon reach saturation in terms of consumer growth.


    For example, almost half of US households now have a Prime membership, diminishing Amazon's growth potential in the country. Meanwhile, in China, the world's largest e-commerce market, nearly half of the population is actively making online purchases, leaving little room for growth. 

    However, India, Southeast Asia, and Latin America are worth keeping an eye on. E-commerce penetration rates in these areas hover between 2-6%, presenting a huge opportunity for future growth as online sales gain traction. Moreover, these regions are expected to grow at compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) of 31%, 32%, and 16%, respectively, through 2021.

    This report compiles several e-commerce snapshots, which together highlight the most notable emerging markets in various regions. Each provides an overview of the e-commerce industry in a particular country, discusses influential retailers, and provides insights into the opportunities and challenges for that specific domestic industry.

    Here are some of the key takeaways:

    • Emerging markets are going to be essential for e-commerce growth, as retailers in developed markets may soon reach saturation in terms of consumer growth.
    • India is the clear overall leader in e-commerce potential, but countries in Southeast Asia and Latin America are also worth keeping an eye on. Within Southeast Asia, Indonesia shows the most promise for retailers, as the government is loosening restrictions on foreign investments, and its massive population is gaining spending power and more access to internet. Meanwhile, Mexico is a retailer's best bet for expansion in Latin America, due to its stable economy and rising middle class, but Brazil may be gearing up to steal the top spot.
    • However, doing business in these regions can be difficult. In most of these emerging markets, infrastructure is underdeveloped and the population is largely unbanked, making digital payments a challenge.
    • If retailers can build a brand presence in these markets while online shopping is still in its nascent stages, they may become market leaders as e-commerce takes off in the regions. Moreover, these markets could provide new sources of growth for companies that would otherwise stagnate in more mature e-commerce markets.

     In full, the report:

    • Explores the e-commerce industry in India, Southeast Asia, and Latin America.
    • Highlights the leading country in each region, as well as key e-commerce players there. 
    • Outlines the challenges and opportunities each region faces.
    • Gives insight into how these emerging markets may shape the future of e-commerce.

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    • Cody Wilson, known most prominently for touting his blueprints for 3D-printable guns, has been arrested by police Taiwan on a US arrest warrant charging him with sexually assaulting a minor.
    • Wilson, who lives in Austin, Texas, traveled to Taiwan and missed a scheduled flight home after law-enforcement officials charged him with paying a 16-year old girl he met online for sex.
    • Earlier this year, the US State Department dropped a complaint that previously blocked Wilson from publishing his gun blueprints online. 

    Cody Wilson, known most prominently for touting his blueprints for 3D-printable guns, has been officially detained by police in Taiwan after authorities in Austin, Texas issued a warrant for his arrest on sexual assault charges.

    Wilson, 30, was charged with paying a 16-year old girl he allegedly met on an adult-dating website $500 to have sex with him in July, a crime which constitutes second-degree sexual assault of a minor and is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. 

    But before police in Austin, Texas, could arrest him, they say he had already fled to Taiwan after a friend of the victim tipped him off that police planned on charging him several days prior. He also missed a scheduled flight back to the US to appear at a gun conference this weekend, according to HuffPost. 

    Wilson and his company, Defense Distributed, had been in conflict with the US State Department for years over the legality of his blueprints for 3D-printable weapons, which can be accessed from anywhere in the world and are virtually untraceable.

    In June, the State Department dropped an Obama-era federal complaint against Defense Distributed, which previously prevented them from publishing the blueprints on the grounds that the blueprints posed a national security threat by violating laws on foreign exports of weapons technology. 

    President Donald Trump responded to the government settling with Wilson by stating, "I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public. Already spoke to NRA, doesn't seem to make much sense!" 

    Trump's statement created some confusion, as his own State Department allowed Defense Distributed to proceed with publishing the blueprints. 

    While a federal judge stepped in at the last minute to try and prevent Wilson from publishing the blueprints, the ruling only blocked Wilson from putting them online for free, not selling them. Wilson's website now sells them for $10 a piece, and other vendors have selling their own versions, too.

    The genie of 3D-printed weapons has effectively been let out of the bottle, leaving regulators to navigate the complicated First Amendment and arms-control issues surrounding them.

    Taiwanese police reportedly tracked down Wilson at his hotel and took him into custody. While the United States has no formal extradition treaty with Taiwan, the two nations have reportedly cooperated on at least 70 intra-country legal matters that require extradition. 

    Authorities plan to cancel his passport to enable his deportation back to the US, Taiwan News reported. 

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    • If President Donald Trump fires Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department's rules of succession dictate that Solicitor General Noel Francisco would assume the post.
    • Francisco's track record as a lawyer mirrors Trump's rhetoric against intelligence authorities, with cases that include rebukes of the FBI and a defense of executive authority.

    Speculation is swirling that President Donald Trump might replace Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after a New York Times report published on Friday alleged that the Justice Department head discussed using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.

    Trump has previously weighed firing Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election that has in part charged four Americans once affiliated with Trump's campaign or administration.

    Justice Department rules dictate that Solicitor General Noel Francisco, whose track record more closely aligns with Trump's ideas and grievances, would assume the post.

    Francisco served as White House counsel under George W. Bush and was a DOJ lawyer until 2005, when he joined Jones Day, where he worked with several future Trump appointees, including White House general counsel Don McGahn, who is expected to leave the Trump administration this fall, and took stances against various prosecutions of public officials.

    Trump infamously announced McGahn's pending departure on Twitter after a bombshell New York Times article in August reported McGahn had given over 30 hours of testimony in Mueller's probe. 

    Rosenstein appointed special counsel Robert Mueller in the investigation of foreign involvement in the 2016 US election. Since the beginning of the investigation, Trump has decried the investigation as a "witch hunt" and violation of authority.

    In a 2016 op-ed, Francisco took aim at then-FBI Director James Comey, who he said had acted in political interests by watering down an investigation of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. In a case earlier this year with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Francisco reasserted Trump's constitutional ability to hire and fire almost all federal authorities.

    "The Constitution gives the president what the framers saw as the traditional means of ensuring accountability: the power to oversee executive officers through removal," Francisco wrote. "The president is accordingly authorized under our constitutional system to remove all principal officers, as well as all 'inferior officers' he has appointed."

    If appointed to Rosenstein's post, Francisco would have the potential authority to fire Mueller, an authority that has been widely debated but not officially agreed to, concerning whether or not it applies to Trump.

    Amid calls from conservative media, Democratic leadership raised their voices to discourage Trump from firing Rosenstein. The deputy attorney general has disputed the Times story that also alleged he had discussed wearing a wire to record the president.

    Democrats have reportedly developed a plan to insulate the Russia investigation from any personnel changes, zeroing in on obstruction of justice and protecting the integrity of the investigation.

    Francisco's potential commitment to Trump's political causes became a central issue in his confirmation hearings last year, when the Judiciary Committee's top Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein questioned his expressed support for Trump's travel ban and urged him in a letter to "publicly commit to refuse any order or request — whether express or implied — to interfere in the Special Counsel’s investigation."

    After two decades in the top legal circles in Washington, Francisco is an established presence that lawmakers have recognized could be elevated at any time because of Trump's unpredictable behavior.

    Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told Business Insider last month he thought Francisco made for an ideal candidate to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

    "I think the solicitor general has done a pretty extraordinary job and is someone who will clearly be in the mix, but that's for the president to decide," Bannon said.

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    Edge computing solutions are key tools that help companies grapple with rising data volumes across industries. These types of solutions are critical in allowing companies to gain more control over the data their IoT devices create and in reducing their reliance on (and the costs of) cloud computing.

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    These systems are becoming more sought-after — 40% of companies that provide IoT solutions reported that edge computing came up more in discussion with customers in 2017 than the year before, according to Business Insider Intelligence’s 2017 Global IoT Executive Survey. But companies need to know whether they should look into edge computing solutions, and what in particular they can hope to gain from shifting data processing and analysis from the cloud to the edge.

    There are three particular types of problems that edge computing solutions are helping to combat across industries:

    • Security issues. Edge computing can limit the exposure of critical data by minimizing how often it’s transmitted. Further, they pre-process data, so there’s less data to secure overall.
    • Access issues. These systems help to provide live insights regardless of whether there’s a network connection available, greatly expanding where companies and organizations can use connected devices and the data they generate.
    • Transmission efficiency. Edge computing solutions process data where it’s created so less needs to be sent to the cloud, leading to lower cloud storage requirements and reduced transmission cost.

    In this report, Business Insider Intelligence examines how edge computing is reducing companies' reliance on cloud computing in three key industries: healthcare, telecommunications, and the automotive space. We explore how these systems mitigate issues in each sector by helping to efficiently process growing troves of data, expanding the potential realms of IoT solutions a company can offer, and bringing enhanced computing capability to remote and mobile platforms.

    Here are some key takeaways from the report:

    • In healthcare, companies and organizations are using edge computing to improve telemedicine and remote monitoring capabilities.
    • For telecommunications companies, edge computing is helping to reduce network congestion and enabling a shift toward the IoT platform market.
    • And in the automotive space, edge computing systems are enabling companies to increase the capabilities of connected cars and trucks and approach autonomy.

    In full, the report:

    • Explores the key advantages edge computing solutions can provide.
    • Highlights the circumstances when companies should look into edge systems.
    • Identifies key vendors and partners in specific industries while showcasing case studies of successful edge computing programs.

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    • The woman who escaped a Border Patrol agent and accused serial killer has spoken to police and relatives about how she survived the ordeal.
    • Juan David Ortiz, a supervisory Border Patrol agent, was arrested in Texas on September 15 and quickly confessed to murdering four women and abducting a fifth, Erika Peña, since September 3.
    • Peña said she knew Ortiz and agreed to accompany him to his home on September 14, but he grew angry after she mentioned her murdered friend, whom Ortiz would later confess to killing.

    The woman allegedly abducted by Juan David Ortiz, a Border Patrol agent and accused serial killer, has detailed to police and relatives how she made her daring escape and put authorities on her captor's trail.

    Erika Peña, 26, told relatives that she knew Ortiz for roughly four months, and that she agreed to accompany him to his house in Laredo, Texas, on September 14 after he offered her $500 for sex, Peña's aunt, Marcela Rodriguez, told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

    Peña at first believed nothing was amiss — she even described Ortiz as "cheerful" and "talkative"— until she mentioned her friend, Melissa Ramirez, whose body was found September 4 and whom Ortiz would later confess to murdering.

    "Did you know Melissa was killed?" Peña reportedly asked Ortiz, who appeared to grow angry, Peña then began to feel sick, Rodriguez said.

    "She felt a rush run from her feet to her head," Rodriguez said of Peña. "She started to get sick. She told him, 'I need to go outside to vomit.'"

    'I don't want the community to see her as just a hero'

    melissa ramirez border patrol victimShe then convinced Ortiz to "go for a cruise" in his truck, according to Rodriguez. When they stopped at a gas station minutes later, Peña again mentioned Ramirez. Ortiz then withdrew his pistol and pointed it at her, a police affidavit obtained by CNN says.

    "Erika tried to leave the vehicle. David grabbed her shirt to prevent her from exiting the vehicle. Erika began to scream for help," the affidavit says.

    Peña then removed her shirt, fled the truck, and ran to a nearby state trooper who had been filling up his gas tank, all while Ortiz sped away.

    Ortiz, a supervisory Border Patrol agent, was arrested September 15 after a daylong manhunt. Police said they found a stockpile of weapons in Ortiz's home, and eventually tracked him down to the parking garage of a Laredo hotel, where he was arrested after a confrontation.

    "He was trying to commit suicide by cop," Chief Deputy Federico Garza of the Webb County Sheriff's Office said at a news conference on Monday. "He was going to try to use his phone to make it look like it was a weapon."

    Peña, meanwhile, remains deeply traumatized by the ordeal, and has had difficulty eating and being alone, according to Rodriguez, who set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for Peña's medical and legal expenses.

    "I don't want the community to see her as just a hero," Rodriguez told the San Antonio Express News. "She is also a victim that thankfully was able to escape from the situation."

    Ortiz is being held in the Webb County jail in Laredo, Texas, on four counts of murder, one count of unlawful restraint, and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bond has been set at $2.5 million, jail records show.

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