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

    1. IBM is acquiring software company Red Hat for $34 billion. IBM will pay $190 per share for the software company, which it described as the world's leading provider of open source cloud software.
    2. Elon Musk criticized federal regulators on Twitter and said the $20 million fine he paid over his "funding secured" tweet was "worth it."The Tesla CEO took veiled shots at the Securities and Exchange Commission and federal prosecutors in a tweetstorm on Friday.
    3. Facebook has discovered an Iranian influence campaign that was followed by more than 1 million people. Facebook said on Friday that it had suspended dozens of "inauthentic" pages and accounts that originated in Iran.
    4. Twitter apologised for not responding when a threat was made from an account tied to pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc. Twitter said it "made a mistake" and that the tweet "clearly violated our rules."
    5. The suspected Pittsburgh synagogue shooter allegedly had a following on a social network that many call the far-right's alternative to Twitter, Gab. The man who allegedly opened fire in a Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday morning was reportedly a frequent poster on a relatively new social network that has attracted many from the far-right fringe.
    6. Gab had to take its website offline after GoDaddy gave it 24 hours to find another domain provider. Other companies including payment provider PayPal blocked Gab over the weekend after it emerged that the suspected Pittsburgh shooter was an avid poster.
    7. JD.com's CEO plunged from 16th to 30th richest man in China after being arrested in the US over a rape accusation. Liu Qiangdong fell from 16th to 30th place on Forbes's list of China's richest people.
    8. MIT is giving people control of a real person on Halloween in a dystopian game that sounds like an episode of "Black Mirror." MIT Media Lab is hosting a mass online social experiment called "BeeMe" where Internet users will program the actor by crowdsourcing commands and then voting on them.
    9. The creators of 'Fortnite' just landed $1.25 billion in new investment, the largest ever financing round for a video game company. "Fortnite" is the most popular video game in the world, with nearly 80 million players per month.
    10. A mysterious Chinese fund that promised £600 million to UK startups fired its CEO and there's no sign of the cash. Cocoon Networks launched in the UK promising a £500 million fund of its own, a partnership with UCL, and a further £100 million joint fund for medical tech.

    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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    2018 Ram 3500 heavy duty

    • On Wednesday, Consumer Reports released its annual list of the 10 least reliable cars.
    • The publication created the list by analyzing survey responses on more than 500,000 vehicles, and used the responses to predict which cars will create the most problems for their owners.
    • General Motors placed four vehicles on the list, more than any other automaker.
    • Ram's 3500 pickup truck was rated as the least reliable vehicle on the list.

     

    On Wednesday, Consumer Reports released its annual list of the 10 least reliable cars. The publication created the list by analyzing survey responses on more than 500,000 vehicles, and used the responses to predict which cars will create the most problems for their owners.

    General Motors placed four vehicles on the list, more than any other automaker. Honda placed two vehicles on the list, the only other automaker to have more than one.

    Ram's 3500 pickup truck was rated as the least reliable vehicle on the list. Consumer Reports said the vehicle's steering, suspension, fuel and emissions system, engine cooling, noises, and leaks were among its biggest reported problems.

    Six vehicles from American automakers made the list, reflecting the poor performance of American automakers on Consumer Reports' list of the most reliable car brands. American automakers accounted for nine of the 10 least reliable brands, and none placed in the top 15.

    Four General Motors brands placed in the bottom half of the most reliable brands list, with Cadillac ranking as the second-to-least reliable brand.

    Consumer Reports said that, of the six Cadillac models it analyzed, only one — the XTS sedan — received an above-average rating. The other five earned below-average ratings. The publication said the CT6 sedan and Escalade SUV were reported to have rough shifting, while respondents noted issues with the in-vehicle electronics in other models.

    "GM's luxury brand remains troubled," the publication said.

    These are the 10 least reliable cars and their most problematic features, according to Consumer Reports.

    SEE ALSO: The 14 least reliable car brands of 2018

    SEE ALSO: The 15 most reliable car brands of 2018

    10. Honda Odyssey

    Most problematic features: In-vehicle electronics, power equipment, body hardware



    9. Volkswagen Atlas

    Most problematic features: Climate system, transmission (minor), noises and leaks



    8. Buick Enclave

    Most problematic features: Transmission (minor), climate system, fuel/emissions system



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    donald trump mitch mcconnell

    • The federal deficit hit $779 billion in fiscal year 2018, the highest since 2012.
    • Republicans have suggested that the US needs to cut entitlements — Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security — to get the deficit under control.
    • But most Americans would rather reverse the GOP tax law and raise revenue to deal with the deficit rather than make cuts, according to a new poll.
    • More Republicans, even, would rather reverse the tax cuts than make entitlement cuts.

     

    Americans would much rather deal with the ballooning federal deficit by reversing the GOP's biggest accomplishment of President Donald Trump's term, rather than go along with the Republican plan to address the debt, a new poll shows.

    According to the Marist/NPR/PBS poll, 60% of Americans would rather reverse the GOP tax law to deal with the growing deficit. Just 21% of Americans would rather make cuts to entitlement programs of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

    That does not align with recent rhetoric from Republican leaders on how to deal with the federal deficit — which, according to a recent Treasury Department report, hit $779 billion in fiscal year 2018.

    GOP leaders, most recently Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have said that cuts to entitlement programs are necessary to deal with the long-term debt problem that was exacerbated by the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the GOP's tax reform law.

    According to the Congressional Budget Office, the TCJA will add $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit over the next decade.

    Even a plurality of GOP voters don't even agree with the party's plan to deal with the deficit. According to the poll, 43% of Republicans said they would prefer to reverse the TCJA to address the growing debt, while 32% said cutting entitlements was their preferred method.

    The results may be unsurprising given the relative unpopularity of the GOP tax law. Most Americans believe that the law primarily benefits wealthier Americans and corporations, and even Republican polling shows the law is not a political winner.

    While many GOP lawmakers and Trump administration officials have long advocated for cuts to entitlement programs, the president has so far rejected the idea and has promised not to touch Medicare and Medicaid. Trump's distaste for the cuts, along with the fact that Democrats would likely be able to block any such cuts in the near future, make them unlikely.

    SEE ALSO: Trump's trade war took a stunning bite out of the US economy, and it's the strongest evidence yet that he's shooting himself in the foot

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    Snow Canyon High School

    • Snow Canyon High School in St. George, Utah, hosted a Men's Week earlier this month. 
    • The event featured signs made by students that read "Enter if you believe men are the superior gender," and "What's a women's [sic] point of view? The kitchen window."
    • The school also advertised a series of supposedly male-oriented activities throughout the week, including arm wrestling and video game competitions.

    A Utah high school caused controversy and outrage among parents and students after hosting a "Men's Week" featuring sexist posters about women.

    The week-long event at Snow Canyon High School in St. George, Utah, earlier this month featured signs that read "Enter if you believe men are the superior gender," and "What's a women's [sic] point of view? The kitchen window."

    A series of supposedly male-oriented activities were advertised throughout the week, including arm-wrestling and video game competitions, according to Yahoo Lifestyle.

    The event was meant to be part of the school’s "Battle of the Sexes," with a "Women's Week" being held in February.

    After criticism over the sexist posters during Men's Week, however, Snow Canyon has decided to end its Battle of the Sexes.

    Snow Canyon principal Warren Brooks said in an email to parents seen by The Salt Lake City Tribune that the posters were "not authorized and put up after school hours."

    "Upon discovery, the administration immediately took down the banners the next day," Brooks wrote. "The statements written on these posters were inappropriate, thoughtless and were not sanctioned by administration and the student body planning committee. The activities scheduled for this week have been reviewed and revised to be all inclusive."

    On the Friday of the week-long event, the boys were supposed to be thrown a pizza party and allowed early dismissal from class. Instead, the school opened the pizza party up to all students and canceled the arm-wrestling contest.

    After all other Battle of the Sexes events were canceled, Washington County School District spokesman Steve Dunham said in a statement to The Salt Lake Tribune that it was something that "should never take place."

    "In today's climate, it's just not acceptable. We need to be looking at ways we can be bringing people together, not trying to show the superiority of one group over another," he said.

    Parents told the newspaper that they have complained about the Battle of the Sexes promotion of sexist tropes for years.

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    elon musk tesla spacex boring

    A report from the Wall Street Journal on Friday that said Tesla is facing a "deepening criminal investigation" in regards to its public statements about Model 3 production ramp has been met with skepticism on Wall Street.

    "We think it will be difficult for prosecutors to prove criminal wrongdoing," Ben Kallo, an analyst at Baird, said in a note to clients as reported by Bloomberg. Kallo, who has a bullish $411 price target for the stock, added that "investigators would need to find evidence TSLA made projections it knew would be impossible to achieve, which we believe is a high bar to meet."

    Kallo also added that the article "largely recycled previously reported information," and that it finds "certain
    aspects of the article suspect." 

    He wasn't the only Tesla bull skeptical of the Paper's reporting, which said late Friday that an FBI investigation is focused on Model 3 communications by Tesla as far back as early 2017, citing people "familiar with the matter." The company said it had received "no additional document requests" from the Department of Justice for "months," while supporters nearly immediately sought to connect the article with short sellers, or those investors betting against Tesla's stock price.

    "Good question,” CEO Elon Musk added on twitter in response to a question asking "where is the SEC when the WSJ published old information purely meant to distort the stock and harm investors?"

    Another vocal Tesla supporter, Ross Gerber of the Los Angeles firm Gerber Kawasaki, called the article questionable.

    "You’ve got to wonder how much the media is being manipulated by Tesla shorts," he tweeted. "Of course as the stock breaks out they release some BS WSJ article. Mid day. Not questionable at all."

    Shares of Tesla fell slightly following the Wall Street Journal's report Friday, but still managed to close in the green. The stock opened up more than 2% Monday morning following the bullish note from Baird.

    Musk, who recently informed Tesla of his plans to purchase $20 million of the company's stock in the next available window, seemed to hint that the purchase could be made Monday in a tweet. Shortly after, he said he would be "signing off Twitter for a few days."

    Now read: 

    Tesla stock price

    SEE ALSO: Tesla's biggest individual shareholder is ready to back Elon Musk with more cash despite recent questions

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    China Buick Regal

    • Chinese regulators are considering a 50% tax cut on the nation's auto tax, according to Bloomberg.
    • The measure would apply to cars with engines no bigger than 1.6 liters.
    • The tax cut would help revive China's auto industry, which has been damaged by an ongoing trade war.
    • Watch General Motors, Ford Motor, Daimler, Volkswagen and BMW trade live.

    Auto stocks are gaining ground Monday after a report said China is considering cutting the tax levied on car purchases by half to revive its flagging automotive market.

    The National Development and Reform Commission, China's top economic-planning body, is proposing to cut the purchase tax to 5% from 10% on vehicles with engines no bigger than 1.6 liters, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

    The tax cut is aimed at lending support to China's auto industry as the ongoing trade war with the US threatens to slow the Chinese economy and impact the demand for vehicles. 

    The NDRC has submitted a plan but no decision has been made, Bloomberg's source said.

    "This news is very positive as it removes a large part of the negative sentiment towards the group, driven by China risk," Arndt Ellinghorst, an analyst at Evercore ISI said in a note sent out to clients on Monday. "If China stimulus is confirmed, we expect Auto stocks to show strong positive momentum into year-end."

    As a result, shares of American and European automakers are rallying. Here is the scoreboard:

    • General Motors (GM): +4.96%
    • Ford Motor (F): +5.68%
    • Daimler (DAI): +4.24%
    • Volkswagen (VOW): +4.46%
    • BMW (BMW): +3.52%

     

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    Ramit Sethi 2018

    • Author and CEO Ramit Sethi has helped thousands of people start their own businesses.
    • He's noticed that the entrepreneurs whose businesses are successful have companies that solve a problem people have.
    • That means there's an opportunity for anyone who's looking for a business idea: What skills do you have that other people don't? What can other people pay you to teach them, or to do for them?

    When we think about earning money on the side, one of the first barriers that pops into our head is, “How do I pick an idea?”

    Right off the bat we overwhelm ourselves by thinking about how we need to come up with the next billion-dollar tech idea like Facebook.

    But I want to help you think about your idea in a different way, and this is something that those who’ve successfully built a profitable business have in common: They were good at something that helped solve someone else’s problem.

    Yes, your business idea is simply a skill or knowledge that solves a person’s problem and that they want to pay you money for.

    It sounds like a no-brainer when I tell it to you this way, but you’d be surprised by how many people get lost in the weeds of their business idea when it’s been staring at them all this time. Through my website, GrowthLab, and through my flagship course Zero to Launch, I’ve helped thousands of people start their own businesses over the past 10-plus years. (Plus, I started my own!)

    So believe me when I tell you the skills you have can be worth thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. And yes, you can start an online business around it. To show you that no idea is off limits, here are a couple of real business ideas:

    • Teaching others to make EDM music
    • Helping college students ace their organic chemistry classes
    • Becoming better equestrians (no joke!)
    • Getting back into shape after pregnancy

    These are just a few successful business ideas. If you look around, inspiration is everywhere!

    My message to you is simple: Don’t take your skill set and passions for granted — they could be worth a LOT more than you think.

    To get you started, I highly recommend that you read my post on how to start your own business.

    Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you need to be a world-class academic or the BEST or most knowledgeable to make money using a skill. You simply have to know a MORE than the person you’re helping.

    The truth is, we all have skills that we can use to make more money on the side. If you’re working at a day job currently, you are ALREADY being paid for a skill. Plus, you have outside skills and interests that other people want. Think about all the people who have come to you related to your skills and interests.

    Has a friend ever asked you for style advice?

    Have you helped your neighbor out with computers?

    Did you set up your mom’s Facebook page?

    We tend to ignore our own skills because they seem so simple to us.

    It’s called the “curse of knowledge” — we automatically take our skills and knowledge for granted and assume that everyone knows what we know.

    But other people don’t know … and they’re willing to pay to learn.

    To learn more about making money on the side, check out Sethi's detailed guide to finding a business idea »

    Ramit Sethi is the author of the New York Times bestseller, "I Will Teach You To Be Rich," and writes for more than 1 million readers on his websites, iwillteachyoutoberich.com and GrowthLab.com. His work on personal finance and entrepreneurship have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Insider.

    SEE ALSO: How to generate 20 potential business ideas in 10 minutes

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    Carnival Fantasy

    • A couple traveling on a Carnival Cruise Line ship last October reported finding a hidden camera in their bedroom, according to multiple reports. 
    • The Sun Sentinel reported that Chris and Dana White, a couple from Pensacola, Florida, were traveling on a three-day cruise aboard the Carnival Fantasy cruise ship in October 2017 when they spotted something strange in their cabin.
    • "I said, 'Is that what I think it is?'" Chris told Inside Edition."And she looked at it and she became concerned. And we were just really flabbergasted that there's a camera in the room and it's plugged up and it's working."
    • In a statement published by USA Today, Carnival confirmed that "a video transmitter" was found in a guest's bedroom and said the device was turned over to the FBI.

    A couple traveling on a Carnival Cruise Line ship last October reported finding a hidden camera in their bedroom, according to multiple reports. 

    The Sun Sentinel reported that Chris and Dana White, a couple from Pensacola, Florida, were traveling on a three-day cruise aboard the Carnival Fantasy cruise ship in October 2017 when they spotted something strange in their cabin.

    In an interview set to be broadcast on Inside Edition on Monday, Chris White told the news program he and his wife noticed a device that was hidden amid wires and pointing in the direction of their bed. 

    "I said, 'Is that what I think it is?'" Chris told Inside Edition. "And she looked at it and she became concerned. And we were just really flabbergasted that there's a camera in the room and it's plugged up and it's working."

    USA Today reports the couple then called a Carnival employee security official, who inspected and dismantled the device while the couple looked on and filmed him with their cell-phone camera. 

    Carnival did not respond to Business Insider's request for comment. 

    In a statement published by USA Today, Carnival confirmed that "a video transmitter" was found in a guest's bedroom and said the device was turned over to the FBI. 

    "This is certainly a unique and unusual occurrence and it is unclear who or why this transmitter was placed in the guest’s stateroom," the statement to USA Today said. "The safety and security of our guests and crew is of paramount importance and we have taken measures so that this sort of situation does not happen again."

    Carnival said the device "was not connected to an electrical source and not capable of recording," a point which Chris White disputes. 

    "It was a camera," Chris told Inside Edition. "It was wired up. It was working. It was warm to the touch."

    "I just immediately felt like we had been invaded; our privacy had been invaded," said Dana in the same interview. 

    Inside Edition reports the couple said they will never again set foot on another Carnival Cruise Line ship.

    According to Carnival's website, the Carnival Fantasy has of a guest capacity of 2,056, an onboard crew of 920, and departs from Mobile, Alabama with cruises to the Caribbean and Panama Canal ranging from two days to more than 10. 

     

     

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    Costco Shopper

    • Costco will kick off Black Friday sales at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 23. 
    • While Costco warehouses are closed on Thanksgiving, the retailer is also offering a single day of online-only sales on Thanksgiving Day. 
    • Costco's in-store Black Friday deals will last from November 23 to November 26. 

    Costco's Black Friday hours for 2018 have finally been revealed. 

    The retailer will open its doors at 9 a.m. on Black Friday, according to Costco's Black Friday 2018 ad posted by BestBlackFriday.com. Typically, Costco locations open at 10 a.m (or 9:30 a.m. on Saturday mornings). Closing times — typically 8:30 p.m. on weekdays and 6 p.m. on weekends — will remain the same. 

    Costco's Black Friday in-store sales kick off on November 23 and will continue as supplies last through November 26. 

    As usual, Costco will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day. However, this year, the chain is rolling out online-only sales on Thanksgiving. 

    The one-day online-only sales reflect the growing trend of people shopping online on Thanksgiving Day. In 2017, customers spent $2.87 billion shopping online on Thanksgiving Day, according to Adobe Analytics. For comparison, shoppers spent $1.3 billion in 2016. 

    Online-only Thanksgiving Day deals at Costco include $1,300 off the LG 22 Cu Ft Counter-Depth 4-Door InstaView Refrigerator, $70 off 9.7-inch 32GB Apple iPads, and $100 off HP 14-inch 1080p Chromebooks. 

    Black Friday sales at Costco include everything from $25 off USDA Prime Beef Loin to $1,000 off Aquaterra Spas Adriana 21-Jet, 4-Person Spa. For Costco's full Black Friday ad, check out BestBlackFriday.com. 

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    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange ahead of the opening bell in New York, U.S., February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

    Stocks rose Monday as Wall Street shook off fears about rising rates and signs of slowing growth that have weighed on global markets this month.

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.82%, or about 200 points. The Nasdaq Composite jumped 1.2%, and the S&P 500 was up 1.3%. After a series of sharp sell-offs in recent weeks, the US indices are on track for their worst month since the financial crisis.

    Tech stocks were off to a hot start after IBM announced on Sunday that it would buy Red Hat in a nearly $34 billion deal, its largest acquisition yet. The deal, which pays Red Hat stockholders $190 a share, comes at a more than 60% premium to where shares settled on Friday.

    Elsewhere, earnings season continues, with HSBC posting a 28% jump in pre-tax profits for the third quarter. After choppy results from high-flying technology companies like Amazon and Google parent company Alphabet had set off alarm last week, investors will be closely watching Facebook and General Electric earnings Tuesday.

    "Given the recent sell-off in equities on growth concerns and the importance of tech in the bull market rally, the short-term negative spillover is understandable," said Jon Gordon of UBS Global Wealth Management.

    "But while recent weakness in semiconductors in part reflects a cyclical downturn in demand, we don’t expect tech weakness to undermine the broader market on a sustainable basis."

    Across the Atlantic, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced she would not seek re-election as leader of the Christian Democratic Union in 2021. The Stoxx Europe 600 was up 1.7% in afternoon trading, with carmakers leading the way higher after Bloomberg reported Beijing is considering cutting its tax on vehicles in half.

    Italy dodged a credit downgrade by S&P, easing fears about public spending plans that have brought its populist government head to head with Brussels. Last week, Moody’s cut Rome’s credit rating to one level above junk.

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    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    There are so many TV shows on Netflix that it's a struggle to figure out what to watch next. Thankfully, we're here to make it easier to pick what shows you should watch on the streaming service throughout the week. 

    Every week, we put together a list of three shows you can watch right now on Netflix. We pick shows you can finish in a day, and some you can just get started on binge-watching. We mix shows that have recently come onto the service, like "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" with some old favorites you might have missed, like "American Vandal."

    From "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" to "American Vandal," which Netflix recently canceled, here are three great TV shows you can binge-watch on Netflix this week:

    "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina"— A Netflix Original

    Seasons: 1

    Episodes: 10

    Netflix description: Magic and mischief collide as half-human, half-witch Sabrina navigates between two worlds: mortal teen life and her family's legacy, the Church of Night. 

    Kiernan Shipka is stunning as Sabrina along with a perfect cast on "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina." The show is dark, sometimes gross, and really dives into the Satanic element of witchcraft. The show's strength is its self-awareness. It knows how silly it is, and does everything with a big wink that makes it more enjoyable than if it took itself too seriously. 

     



    "Bodyguard"

    Seasons: 1

    Episodes: 6

    Netflix description: After helping thwart a terrorist attack, a war veteran is assigned to protect a politician who was a major proponent of the conflict he fought in.

    This fast-paced British series starring Richard Madden (Robb Stark from "Game of Thrones") excels at surprising viewers, and will leave you on the edge of your seat. What it lacks in thoughtful character development, it makes up for in intense action sequences and an engrossing, though absurd plot. 



    "American Vandal"— A Netflix Original

    Seasons: 2

    Episodes: 16

    Netflix description: A true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left 27 faculty cars vandalized with phallic images.

    "American Vandal" is just as addictive as the true crimes docs it's satirizing, like "Making a Murderer" and "The Staircase." It's also just as funny as it is poignant, and did not deserve an abrupt cancellation. The clever writing is a comment on so many aspects of our culture — from the way teens use social media to corrupt, classist high schools, to how we consume. Each episode is about 30 minutes, so it's an easy show to binge. "Industry insiders" told Vulture that the creators are in talks with other outlets interesting in making a third season, so there could be more.

    Visit INSIDER's homepage for more.



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    cranberry sauce

    Thanksgiving is arguably the best food holiday in the US.

    From turkey to stuffing to sweet potato casseroles, there are a lot of fantastic dishes to choose from. So why waste time making sides that no one wants?

    Here are 10 dishes you should never serve on Thanksgiving. 

    Trust us, leave the raw vegetable tray behind.

    1. Canned cranberry sauce

    There's something about 21 grams of sugar coagulated into the shape of a can that is a major turn off. 

    At least spruce it up by adding orange juice and zest, or stick to a homemade recipe. 



    2. Green bean casserole

    Although you'd think green beans are a healthy dish, once you add heavy cream, fried onions, and cheese, they turn into one of the most caloric items on the Thanksgiving table.

    Save your calories for pie.



    3. Pecan pie

    Speaking of pie, almost everyone prefers pumpkin pie over pecan pie. Even worse, pecan pie has the most calories, with almost 500 per slice.



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    justin mcleod hinge

    • Hinge founder and CEO Justin McLeod doesn't have email on his smartphone.
    • He said it makes him a better leader because he has time and space to think, and doesn't get wrapped up in the minutia of running a business.
    • McLeod sometimes disconnects from his team for weeks at a time for the same reason.
    • Other successful leaders also try to disconnect, so they can engage in some big-picture thinking.

    In the last few months, Justin McLeod has found himself to be a much better leader, and a much happier person.

    McLeod, who is the founder and CEO of dating app Hinge, didn't go to a management seminar or hire an executive coach. He simply deleted the email app from his smartphone.

    In fact, the only things he can currently do with his phone are check the time, make calls and send texts, listen to music, and browse Hinge.

    "I'm a much better decision-maker, I'm a much better strategist, I'm a much better leader when I'm not wrapped up in the minutia of what's going on in the company and what's going on in the world," McLeod told Business Insider. "I'm giving myself the space."

    To the average working professional, cutting yourself off from email might seem unimaginable. And McLeod manages one of the most popular dating apps in the US, which has so far raised a total of $20.6 million, according to Crunchbase. Presumably, there are a lot of people vying for his attention on time-sensitive matters.

    But McLeod's decision is part of a broader management strategy that involves slowing the pace of running a tech company.

    Many leaders say disconnecting facilitates necessary big-picture thinking

    McLeod also told Business Insider that he tries to "cut off from work a couple times a year." When he takes vacations, he doesn't check in with his staff for "a week or two at a time."

    He said, "That helps me clarify my thoughts, when I'm not sucked up in the instant day-to-day operations of Hinge."

    In fact, McLeod made the decision to "reboot" Hinge, in 2016, while he was away from the office and spending Thanksgiving with his family.

    With the time and space to think clearly, he realized that Hinge had become too similar to other dating apps on the market and wasn't living up to its mission of helping users get into meaningful relationships. Hinge subsequently made a number of changes to the app, most notably removing the swiping feature. Today, it bills itself as "the relationship app."

    As a leader who finds that disconnecting facilitates big-picture thinking, McLeod is in good company.

    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has said that he takes six weeks of vacation every year. "Just as you would expect, you often do your best thinking [when] you're off hiking in some mountain," Hastings told Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times columnist and DealBook founder. "You get a different perspective on something."

    Meanwhile, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson told Entrepreneur that, when he goes on vacation, he leaves his smartphone at home or in a hotel room for as long as possible. "Freed from the daily stresses of my working life, I find that I am more likely to have new insights into old problems and other flashes of inspiration," Branson said.

    "As an entrepreneur or business leader, if you didn't come back from your vacation with some ideas about how to shake things up, it's time to consider making some change," Branson said.

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    • Michael Bublé struggled to discuss his son's cancer battle during a segment of "Carpool Karaoke." 
    • His son Noah is now in remission.
    • The singer urged viewers to donate to cancer research. 

    Michael Bublé became emotional discussing his son's cancer diagnosis.

    The 43-year-old struggled to discuss his 5-year-old son Noah's cancer battle during a special "Carpool Karaoke" segment with James Corden for a "Stand Up To Cancer" telethon that aired in the United Kingdom Friday.

    "It's so hard to acknowledge it cause it's so painful to talk about, but obviously we got the diagnosis and that was it man," he said. "My whole life ended." 

    Noah was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2016 when he was only 3. 

    The singer said he relied on his wife Luisana Lopilato for strength towards the end of Noah's battle.

    "I'm not OK," he said. "When this all started, I became the strength to somehow pull us and lift us and to be positive," he said. "When they got it out and the chemo was done...I fell. I just fell. My wife picks me up now." 

    Noah's son is now in remission. 

    Bublé urged everyone to donate to the organization to help cancer research. 

    The rest of the video featured Bublé singing some old hits and new songs, as well as engaging in a scat battle with Corden's father. 

    Earlier this year, it was reported that Bublé would be retiring from music after his son's battle, but the singer's publicist denied those reports

    "Michael Bublé has absolutely no plans to retire," Liz Rosenberg, his publicist, told INSIDER. "I wasn't sitting in on the interview but this must have been taken out of context."

    Watch the segment below.

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    • For Thanksgiving dinner, you should buy about 1.5 pounds of turkey per person.
    • This will give you a generous serving on Thanksgiving, as well as leftovers after.
    • If you have a large group, supplement a whole turkey with extra drumsticks or breasts.

     

    There are certain foods you should avoid making on Thanksgiving.

    Turkey is — obviously — not one of them.

    If you're in charge of cooking this holiday, you'll probably soon find yourself in the grocery store wondering how many pounds of turkey will adequately feed your table.

    Fortunately, there's a simple way to figure this out.

    According to the experts who run Butterball's Turkey Talk Line, 1.5 pounds of turkey per person will give you a generous serving on Thanksgiving, and leave you with leftovers after — because who doesn't love a good  Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich?

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    If you're hosting a large number of guests, the experts suggest supplementing a whole turkey with extra turkey legs or turkey breasts (boneless or bone-in).

    Buying an extra turkey breast is an especially good choice if most people at your table prefer white meat.

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    Some fan-favorite TV series are returning in November, as the year winds to a close.

    Every month, Business Insider looks at the most anticipated returning shows thanks to data from television-tracking app TV Time, based on its 13 million global users.

    In November, the final season of "House of Cards" (without Kevin Spacey) premieres on Netflix, along with the fourth season of "Outlander" on Starz.

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    5. "StartUp" (Season 3) — Crackle, November 1

    Description:"After a year of extraordinary growth, ArakNet’s unregulated network becomes the target of NSA Agent Rebecca Stroud (Mira Sorvino) who vows to infiltrate it at any cost. The arrival of this new adversary, coupled with the mysterious return of Izzy from her ill-fated journey to Cuba, creates an extraordinary pressure cooker and ultimately turns our heroes against one another. A desperate banker, a Haitian-American gang lord, and a Cuban-American hacker are forced to work together to unwittingly create their version of the American dream - organized crime 2.0."



    4. "Room 104" (Season 2) — HBO, November 9

    Description:"An anthology series set in a single hotel room, where every guest who comes to stay reveals a unique set of circumstances and quirks. From the Duplass Brothers."



    3. "Mars" (Season 2) — National Geographic, November 12

    Description:"The story of the quest to colonize Mars as told from the perspective of the crew of a fictitious mission in 2033."



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    • Jenny Han, the author of the young adult novel "To All the Boys I've Loved Before," celebrated Halloween costumes based on the book's main character, Lara Jean Covey.
    • Han documented the costumes on Twitter, showing several young girls and women dressed as Lara Jean, who was portrayed by Lana Condor in the Netflix movie based on the book.
    • She used a quote from her book to celebrate Asian representation on Halloween.

    The author of the young adult novel "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" that inspired a hit Netflix film is celebrating young girls and women are dressing up like the book's main character, Lara Jean Covey, for Halloween.

    Jenny Han documented the costumes on her Twitter, using a quote from her book to celebrate Asian representation on the October holiday.

    "There are very limited options for Asian girls on Halloween," Han wrote, citing a Lara Jean quote from the novel. "Like one year I went as Velma from Scooby-Doo, but people just asked me if I was a manga character."

    Han added: "Not this Halloween, Lara Jean."

    In Netflix's version of "To All the Boys I've Loved Before," Lara Jean is portrayed by actress Lana Condor.

    Han's thread features dozens of girls dressed as Condor's character, wearing plaid shirts, cardigans, and high ponytails tied with ribbons.

    Young girls and women created nearly identical outfits and poses to Condor's Lara Jean, and others used props, including some referencing Covey's love interest Peter Kavinsky, played by Noah Centineo.

    Others had friends dress as Kavinsky himself.

    Couple costumes featuring both Lara Jean and Kavinsky included the recreations of the iconic selfie moment from the Netflix film, and handshakes solidifying their "relationship contract."

    Han later tweeted about the happiness she felt over the amount of people who dressed as her characters for Halloween.

    "Their proud smiles bought happy tears to my eyes on a dark day,"she wrote in a tweet. "I hope they bring you a little cheer too."

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    Adopting a dog is a huge decision and it can be daunting. Navigating the world of shelters, online ads, and vet records isn't easy, but knowing signs to watch out for that a dog isn't the right match for you can help you end up with the perfect pooch.

    Here are some things to be aware of when adopting a dog that they aren't right for you.

    Be wary if the dog barks or growls at you non-stop.

    According to Cinco Ranch Veterinary Hospital,excessive barking or growling might be a sign that a dog will have trouble adjusting to new people and situations.

    Though this isn't always a sign of a serious problem – the dog could just be excitable – it can signal a pooch that will need extra help easing into a new home.



    If a dog seems too calm, that could also be a red flag.

    Conversely, a dog that seems very quiet or non-responsive to you might also have some hidden problems.

    The Cinco Ranch Veterinary Hospital warned that a dog that doesn't seem to react to new people positively or negativelymight not be feeling well. Make sure to talk to shelter staff or previous owners about any past or present medical issues before taking a dog home.



    Consider pet adoption ads carefully and read between the lines.

    According to Dogster magazine, it's crucial to read between the lines when perusing online dog adoption ads.

    Phrases like "has a lot of energy,""needs a big yard," or "prefers to be around people" might signal behavioral issues such as a lack of training or separation distress. If an advertisement notes that the animal is territorial or "protective," that might mean you'll be getting a dog who howls if anyone approaches you or becomes aggressive if its toys are taken away.

    Be sure to ask detailed questions about the dog and its behavior before agreeing to any adoption.



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    • Rossinavi, one of the world's premier ship-builders, is set to premiere Utopia IV, a 63 meter yacht at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show next week. 
    • Utopia IV, a fully custom designed superyacht, will be making its public debut at the Boat Show after having been completed and launched for sea trials in March 2018, according to Rossinavi.  
    • The yacht has a ton of cool features, including a swimming pool on the main deck, a 70 square meter beach club in the rear that looks out at the sea, and a 16-meter long fly deck used for entertaining. 
    • "We wanted it to feel like a speedboat, with a minimum draft, efficient in its range of navigation, with an intelligent propulsion and completely tailor-made," said Federico Rossi, COO of Rossinavi, public statement.  

    Rossinavi, one of the world's premier ship-builders, is set to premiere Utopia IV, a 63-meter (206 feet) yacht at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat show next week. 

    Described as "one of the top events in the yachting industry" by Yacht Charter Weekly, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, or FLIBS, has been an industry staple for 59 years that attracts an international audience from over 52 countries.

    Utopia IV, a fully custom designed superyacht, will be making its public debut at the Boat Show after having been completed and launched for sea trials in March 2018, according to Rossinavi.  

    "We wanted it to feel like a speedboat, with a minimum draft, efficient in its range of navigation, with an intelligent propulsion and completely tailor-made," said Federico Rossi, COO of Rossinavi, in public statement.  

    Rossi's statement ends by calling Utopia IV, "unique." 

    According to Rossinavi, the yacht has many impressive features, including a swimming pool on the main deck, a 70 square meter beach club in the rear that looks out at the sea, and a 16-meter long fly deck used for entertaining. 

    Boat International reports that the yacht can accommodate up to 12 guests across six cabins and 13 crew members. The yacht includes an owner's stateroom that boasts a giant platform bed and in-room Jacuzzi, while also showcasing separate rooms like a state-of-the-art bridge room, engine room, and children's playroom. 

    Because Utopia IV is privately owned, there is no estimated price available. 

    Take a look below at some photos of the yacht's interiors and exteriors. 

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    Utopia IV was completed and launched for sea trials in March 2018 in Pisa, Italy.

    Source: Rossinavi



    The superyacht is making its debut to the public next week at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

    Source: Rossinavi



    The interiors and exteriors were done by Enrico Gobbi of Team for Design, a Venice-based Architecture and Yacht Design firm established in 2005.

    Source: Team For Design



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    • IBM's $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat is the largest software deal in history. The bankers who helped orchestrate the acquisition are set to make as much as $115 million in fees.
    • Through the first three quarters of the year, banks pulled in about $3 billion in revenue from tech M&A globally, far outpacing any other sector, according to data from Dealogic. 
    • The IBM-Red Hat deal, which is the largest tech buyout since Dell paid $67 billion for data-storage giant EMC back in 2015, could boost that tally even further if the deal closes. 

    IBM unleashed the largest software deal in history over the weekend, and if its $34 billion buyout of Red Hat closes, the bankers who helped orchestrate the acquisition could reap as much as $115 million in fees. 

    On Sunday IBM announced it was paying $190 a share for Red Hat — best known for selling open-source Linux software for enterprise computing infrastructure, app development, and cloud management — a 60% premium from the company's closing stock price on Friday, which has been battered amid the ongoing market turmoil. 

    Guggenheim and Morgan Stanley, Red Hat's advisers, are set to split an estimated $50 million to $70 million in fees for working on the deal, according to Jeffrey Nassof, the director of the consulting firm Freeman & Co.

    IBM's advisers — JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, and Lazard — are expected to split an estimated $35 million to $45 million, Nassof said. 

    That doesn't include fees for financing. Depending on how IBM pays for the deal, banks that underwrite the debt would be in line for another hefty payday. 

    In a year that has already been hot for tech mergers and acquisitions, this tie-up tops the chart.

    Through the first three quarters of the year, banks pulled in about $3 billion in revenue from tech M&A globally, far outpacing any other sector, according to data from Dealogic. Healthcare was a distant second at less than $2 billion.

    The IBM-Red Hat deal, which is the largest tech buyout since Dell paid $67 billion for data-storage giant EMC back in 2015 and the largest software deal ever, could boost that tally even further if the deal closes. 

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