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    iPhone XS Max

    • The new iPhone XS comes in three colors: black, white, and gold. 
    • While all three colors are beautiful, the gold version is the best. 
    • The gold iPhone XS looks so premium and luxurious, it's quite possibly the best-looking phone on the market right now. 

    So, you're ready to buy the new iPhone XS. 

    You've been psyching yourself up for weeks, debating whether you really should drop over $1,000 on a new phone. You've hemmed and hawed, trying to decide between the less expensive iPhone XR and the pricier iPhone XS. Finally, you've decided: you are in for the top of the line, the XS.

    Now comes the hard part: what color do you buy? 

    I've been using the iPhone XS Max in gold for the last week or so, and if you ask me, there's no contest: buy it in gold. 

    Read more: The iPhone XS Max is an absolutely gorgeous phone, but it proves that bigger isn't always better

    Now, I've used last year's iPhone X in both black and white in the past — which are the same colors as this year's iPhone XS — and they're beautiful phones. Apple did a nice job making them feel high-end and different enough from iPhones of the past. 

    But the gold is special

    The phone's stainless steel edges aren't a cheap-looking yellow gold. They're a deep, brassy gold that looks pricey and rare. It's a color I've never seen before on an iPhone, and the closest thing I can think of on any other smartphone are the gold accents on the Essential Phone.

    Take a look for yourself: 

    iPhone XS Max

    The back of the phone is no less impressive. It's an iridescent, rosy, pearly gold that has a slightly mirrored finish — in a pinch, you can check your reflection in it.

    The color isn't exactly yellow gold, and it isn't exactly rose gold, but somewhere in the middle. It's not in-your-face, or gaudy, or any sort of cheap-looking bling; it's not overtly feminine, or overtly masculine. It's just ... luxurious. 

    It's hard to capture the color in a photo, but this image gives a hint of how gorgeous the device is: 

    iPhone XS Max

    If you're not able to go to an Apple store to see the phone in person, this can be an understandably tough choice. It's easy to wonder if you'll get sick of the more adventurous color over time, or if it will turn out to look different in real life.

    But as someone who's lived with the gold iPhone XS for going on 10 days now, I can tell you that it's exactly what you'll hope for, if not better.

    So while the black is nice, and the white is tempting, when it comes to the iPhone XS,  there's no question: buy the gold. 

    You won't be disappointed. 

    SEE ALSO: The 6 biggest differences you need to know about when switching from an older iPhone to the iPhone XS Max

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    • Feeling hungry even after eating a full meal is fairly common.
    • If you feel hungry after a meal, it's possible that your meal didn't contain enough protein, fiber, or healthy fats.
    • It's also possible to feel hungry after eating if you are dehydrated or stressed.

    In most cases, the goal of eating food is to feel less hungry or, ideally, not hungry at all when you are done.

    But, for many people, this isn't always the case. It is possible to eat a whole meal, full of things that should fill you up, and, by the end of it, feel like you could eat a whole other meal.

    If you've ever felt this way, you may take comfort in knowing you definitely aren't alone. INSIDER talked with Brigitte Zeitlin, a registered dietician and owner of BZ Nutrition, to find out why you might not feel full after eating a meal and what you can do about it.

    Feeling satisfied after a meal doesn't always depend on how many calories are in it

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    Rather, it depends on how quickly your body metabolizes the nutrients in the meal.

    Our bodies break down and digest different foods at various rates," Zeitlin told INSIDER.  "Foods that take longer to break down and digest are what keep us fullest for longer periods of time."

    So, if you eat foods that get digested quickly (AKA "simple" carbohydrates such as white bread and pasta) you may feel hungry again in an hour.

    The probability you'll feel full after a meal usually depends on if the meal contains enough fiber, protein, and fat

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    "Feeling satiated and satisfied is the whole point of eating," Zeitlin told INSIDER. "We want to enjoy what we're eating, get enough energy to carry out the next few hours, and satiate our hunger."

    To accomplish this, Zeitlin recommended eating meals and snacks comprised of what she calls a "filling trinity" fiber, protein, and healthy fats.

    "Fiber (veggies, fruit, whole grains) is what will give our meal bulk and substance, protein (legumes, seeds, eggs, fish, chicken/meat, dairy) will give us that satisfied feeling, and healthy fat (nuts, seeds, avocado, olive oil) will keep us feeling satiated for the longest amount of time," Zeitlin told INSIDER.

    Even if you're eating enough, it's possible that any hunger you feel after eating is due to what you're drinking throughout the day or, rather, not drinking throughout the day.

    "Our bodies interpret thirst for hunger, so you may be feeling hungry even though you are actually thirsty," Zeitlin told INSIDER. "If you aim to drink eight to 10 glasses of water [a day] you should be able to tell the difference between thirst and true hunger."

    Zeitlin also recommends checking in on your stress levels, especially if you know you've eaten enough foods with sufficiently filling nutrients that day

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    "Sometimes when we are stressed, depressed, bored, or anxious, we turn to some extra snacking/eating despite not truly being hungry," Zeitlin told INSIDER. "So if you're feeling hungry immediately after your meal, then ask yourself if you ate the right combo and then if you've been drinking enough water. If both of those things have been on point, then ask yourself, 'am I really hungry or is it residual stress?'"

    If you aren't quite sure, try to take a quick walk, chat with a friend, or any other technique you use to combat stress. This may lessen your anxiety, which, in turn, could make the desire to snack go away.

    Read more: There's a biological reason why we eat more when we're stressed — and it has a lot to do with sleep

    Of course, if you still feel hungry, it's possible that you simply haven't eaten enough that day

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    If that's the case, there's no reason to deny yourself food.

    "If you skip meals during the day, you are guaranteeing that you will feel ravenous at the next meal you eat and are bound to overeat and feel like you can't fill up," Zeitlin told INSIDER. "Eating smaller, more frequent meals during the day will get your hunger back on track and get you more aware of where your hunger is coming from so that you can give your body what it actually needs."

    To avoid hunger confusion, Zeitlin recommended eating three or four small meals and/or snacks a day.

    "This will help to keep your body feeling fuller (and more energetic) throughout the day and work as an innate guide to finding your true hunger pangs," she told INSIDER.

    Visit INSIDER's homepage for more.

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    • The body mass index, or BMI, was invented in the 1830s, and, as with many things that have been around for nearly 200 years, it seems to have outgrown its utility.
    • There are four major problems with BMI, according to obesity experts.
    • Measuring your waist is a much better indicator of your health.

    Sometime during your last doctor's visit, your physician probably had you hop on a scale to determine whether you were a healthy weight. After weighing and measuring you, she might have shown you a colorful body mass index chart like this one:

    bmi chartBased on your measurements, she may have told you that you wanted to be "in the green," meaning you were considered a healthy weight based on your height. If your measurements landed you in a blue square, you were likely underweight, and if you landed in a yellow, orange, or red square, you were likely overweight.

    But guess what? This rough calculation is not a great measure of fitness when used on its own.

    The body mass index, or BMI, was invented in the 1830s, and, as with many things that have been around for nearly 200 years, it seems to have outgrown its utility.

    There are four major problems with BMI, according to obesity experts:

    1. It doesn’t give you a good estimate of how much body fat you're carrying around.
    2. It can differ drastically based solely on your gender. For example, a man and a woman with an identical body-fat percentage could have widely different BMIs.
    3. Just because you have a high BMI doesn't necessarily mean you're overweight. You can have a high BMI even if you have very little body fat, especially if you're male and very muscular.
    4. It doesn't take into account your waist circumference, which can be a good measure of your risk for certain diseases, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

    Measuring your waist is a much better indicator of your health

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    Several tools can help you ensure your weight isn't putting you at risk of serious health problems, including stroke, heart disease, and diabetes.

    One of the best measures involves measuring the circumference of your waist.

    Having excess body fat around your middle has been strongly linked with type 2 diabetes. And a study published this March in the Journal of the American Heart Association suggested that a high waist circumference may also be linked to your risk for a heart attack.

    In a large 2012 study, researchers looked at data from more than 340,000 people from eight European countries. They found that overweight people with large waists — more than 34.5 inches for women and more than 40 inches for men — were at a similar risk of developing diabetes as people who were clinically obese. The link was the strongest in female participants.

    For their recent study on waist measurements and heart health, researchers used a large, ongoing health study to recruit nearly 500,000 adults with no risk of heart disease. All of the volunteers agreed to have their measurements taken sometime between 2006 and 2010; the study ended in 2016. Within that time, close to 6,000 of the volunteers (more than a quarter of them women) had a heart attack. The researchers then analyzed participants' waist measurements, BMI, and the ratio of their waist to hip measurements to determine if there was a connection between any of those metrics and their chances of having a heart attack.

    People with high waist measurements were significantly more likely to have a heart attack during the study. Similar to the research on diabetes and waist circumference, the link was stronger in women than it was in men.

    Scientists still aren't sure why these ties between large waists and negative health outcomes are so strong. Some believe it has to do with how fat inside the body, known as visceral fat, may interfere with the normal functioning of our internal organs.

    Wondering how to get rid of belly fat? As with any form of weight loss, strategies include curbing your sugar and carbohydrate intake, eating more vegetables and other fiber-rich foods, and incorporating regular cardio exercise into your life.

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    Mark Zuckerberg

    • Facebook this summer had a public relations firm attempt to blame financier George Soros for the rise of groups opposing it, reports the New York Times.
    • The firm, Definers Public Affairs, sent a research document to reporters that accused Soros of backing the anti-Facebook groups behind the scenes.
    • Definers also encouraged reporters to dig into the alleged financial ties between Soros and the groups.
    • Soros, a longtime backer of liberal causes, has long been the target of right-wing and antisemitic conspiracy theories.

    As Facebook faced a string of crises, it sought to tie its critics to George Soros, the billionaire at the center of many fringe right-wing conspiracy theories. 

    This summer, with anti-Facebook sentiment growing in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and other fiascos, the social media company had a public relations firm it had hired attempt to pin the blame on Soros for the growing Freedom from Facebook movement, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. At Facebook's behest, Definers Public Affairs distributed to reporters a research report that accused Soros of quietly backing anti-Facebook groups and urged them to dig into the alleged financial connections between those groups and the businessman, The Times reported. 

    George SorosDefiners, a Republican-linked firm, specializes in opposition research and in bringing tactics most commonly associated with political campaigns — such as negative ads — to efforts on behalf of business clients. Its anti-Soros effort was part of a broader endeavor to shore up Facebook's image and tear down the company's critics, according to The Times report.

    Soros, an 88-year-old Hungarian-born Jew who survived the Holocaust, has long funded liberal and pro-Democracy causes. He's also long been a bête noire of conservatives and has frequently been a central figure in far-right conspiracy theories, many of them with anti-semitic overtones.

    Read this:Mark Zuckerberg made his executives use Android phones after Tim Cook slammed Facebook's approach to privacy

    Most recently, a crackpot theory accused him of funding the caravan of refugees that has been slowly heading from Central America to the US's southern border. He was also among the prominent critics of Donald Trump who were sent pipe bombs, allegedly by Cesar Sayoc. Sayoc was reportedly obsessed with Soros. 

    Read the full New York Times report here.

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    Nintendo (thank you)

    • Nintendo of America was recently awarded a $12.23 million dollar judgement in federal court against a married Arizona couple accused of copyright infringement.
    • Jacob and Cristian Mathias allegedly acknowledged they operated websites that distributed free, unofficial copies of Nintendo video games along with software that emulates Nintendo consoles.
    • The websites at the center of the lawsuit, LoveROMs.com and LoveRETRO.co, offered free games to more than 17 million visitors per month.
    • The pair reportedly agreed to the judgement rather than face a lengthy court battle and even more potential damages owed to Nintendo.

    A married Arizona couple will be responsible for paying $12.23 million dollars to Nintendo of America after being accused of copyright infringement in federal court.

    In July, Nintendo filed a complaint against Jacob Mathias and Mathias Designs LLC in the U.S. District Court of Arizona, accusing the two of operating the websites LoveROMS.com and LoveRETRO.co, both of which distributed unauthorized downloads of Nintendo video games and software.

    According to court documents obtained by TorrentFreak, Jacob's wife, Cristian Mathias, was later named and added to the complaint following the original lawsuit' filing.

    Though the site was taken offline shortly after the complaint was filed, LoveROMS was one of the most popular emulation websites on the internet, bringing in 17 million visitors a month, according to the court documents cited by TorrentFreak. The site offered unofficial downloads for hundreds of retro video games from Nintendo and other publishers, along with emulation software to make the games playable on a computer.

    According to the report, Nintendo's original complaint suggested that Mathias Designs should be responsible for paying $150,000 per Nintendo game hosted on the site, and $2,000,000 for each violated trademark. This would have been the maximum awarded damages allowed by law, and with LoveROMs hosting hundreds of Nintendo games, the damages could've mounted to more than $100 million.


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    Instead of arguing their case in court, the court documents cited by TorrentFreak say the couple acknowledged running the sites and entered into settlement talks with Nintendo. They ultimately agreed to the final judgement of $12,230,000 issued on November 9th, according to the report.

    Nintendo's legal action against LoveROMs has led other emulation sites to reconsider their practices, with some choosing to go offline preemptively following the complaint. As Nintendo and other gaming companies work to monetize their back catalogs with new digital versions of classic titles, unofficial software downloads will continue to be a threat to their business model.

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    The Titan iPhone and Android charging cable claims to be the toughest cable on earth and virtually indestructible. We tried to find out if the cable was actually indestructible and worth the extra price compared to a regular Apple iPhone charger. To test it, we used power drills, knives, hammers, and even ran it over with a car!

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    amazon warehouse fulfillment center

    • Amazon announced its HQ2 locations on November 13Long Island City, a neighborhood of Queens, New York, and the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia.
    • The megacompany also said it will open an Operations Center of Excellence in Nashville, Tennessee.
    • The center will create 5,000 white collar jobs in tech and operations. 

     

    Supply chain gurus and techies with a logistics bent have a new potential workplace: Amazon's Center of Excellence for Operations

    It's a flowery name for a serious endeavor. The center will create some 5,000 white-collar jobs with a median salary of $158,000, according to the State of Tennessee. These employees will help optimize Amazon's ultra-complex supply chain, which powered the shipment of five billion packages last year through Prime alone. 

    Amazon announced the center on November 13, when the megacompany also announced its HQ2 locations — Long Island City, a neighborhood of Queens, New York, and the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia.

    Experts told Business Insider they weren't surprised by the Nashville pick. 

    The Middle Tennessee city has the right mix of amenities and talent for the center, said Beth Davis-Sramek, who is an associate professor in supply chain management at Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business.

    There are dozens of higher education institutions in the city, and art, food, and entertainment are flourishing. The city is already a hub for the health care industry, with some 270,000 health care workers.

    The number of jobs in Nashville grew by 19% from 2012 to 2017 — the third-largest jump in the country. More white Millennials moved to Nashville from 2010 to 2015 than to New York City, and nearly as many moved to Nashville as they did to San Francisco. 

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    "Nashville is a great place to live in terms of acquiring and retaining talent, and that seems [to be] what Amazon was looking for," Davis-Sramek told Business Insider. "The city has really rebranded itself over time into a place that's up-and-coming."

    That livability makes Nashville an ideal place to lure in white-collar folks. And plenty of supply chain gurus are already living there. 

    Companies like Dollar General and Tractor Supply, which have industry-lauded supply chain operations, are based in the Nashville area. And schools with leading logistics programs, like Ohio State University and the University of Tennessee, are nearby.

    "The reality is that you do have plenty of experts in the region already," David Marcotte, senior vice president of strategic advisory service in operations at Kantar Consulting, told Business Insider. 

    Don't expect blue-collar Amazon employment to be popping up around Nashville 

    However, Nashville isn't as strategic a location when it comes to the company's 125,000 full-time fulfillment center workers.  Comprising around 20% of Amazon's 613,300 total employees, these warehouse employees pick, sort, pack, and load/unload goods to head to consumers' homes. 

    Finding the location for a mega-warehouse is, in some ways, more complicated than figuring out where to put a corporate office. It's crucial to consider where the warehouse sits in the larger transportation network, like if it's accessible by seaport, multiple highway routes, railways, cargo airlines, and so on. 

    Take the 80-acre Amazon warehouse that's opening next year in Tucson, Arizona. Marcotte said Tucson is "ideal" for such a warehouse, which will employ 1,500 people, because it's on a variety of rail junctions. Freight there can be easily moved between trucks and trains.

    Read more:Peeing in trash cans, constant surveillance, and asthma attacks on the job: Amazon workers tell us their warehouse horror stories 

    Could such a mega-warehouse open in Nashville? "It would not quite fit my absolute ideal, but it's pretty good," Marcotte said.

    Bryan Ball, supply chain management research director for market intelligence firm Aberdeen, added that it would be "a bit unusual."

    On the plus side, Nashville is close to the seaports in Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina. (However, these seaports are relatively small.) It's also within a day's drive of major metropolises like Miami, Dallas, New York City, and Washington D.C. 

    Plenty of companies have distribution centers in the area, Ball said. Amazon alone has four in or around Nashville, according to supply chain consultancy MWPVL International. 

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    Still, the convergence of highways and railways in the city isn't quite as appealing as, say, Charlotte, North Carolina, Reno, Nevada, or the area between Oklahoma and Texas, Ball said. Louisville, Kentucky would also be an ideal choice, Davis-Sramek said.

    Experts kept pointing to a city about 200 miles west of Nashville as an ideal place for an Amazon mega-warehouse: Memphis, Tennessee. That's the city of the largest cargo airport in North America, with 11,000 FedEx employees alone.

    But Nashville wins out for white collar over Memphis or other typical freight cities because, well, it's cooler

    "If I'm recruiting from outside of the region, Nashville has somewhat more of a caché," Marcotte said. "That's just how it's perceived."

    SEE ALSO: Warehouse workers are finally seeing meaningful pay increases, but many are still forced to work multiple jobs to make ends meet

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    dairy

    • Lactose intolerance is something that a lot of people experience over the course of their lives or, at least, they might think that they do.
    • But there are a lot of symptoms of lactose intolerance that can also be symptoms of other conditions, like irritable bowel syndrome, allergies, food sensitivities, and more.
    • Knowing what sorts of things might point to you not being lactose intolerant is worth it because it might actually be something else entirely — and once you're armed with that information, you can better address what's really going on.

    Chances are there's someone in your life that doesn't eat dairy products. And though many might make that choice because of ethical considerations and the like, others choose to abstain because they feel that dairy products make them feel bloated and gassy, resulting in painful cramps, diarrhea, or other sorts of digestive upset. It's just not worth it if eating those sorts of foods make you feel sick. But it might not actually be lactose intolerance that's the culprit. Rather, you might be mistaking what you're experiencing for lactose intolerance, but it could actually be something else. Here's what you may need to know.

    You've had diarrhea for an extended period of time, even though you've cut out dairy.

    Diarrhea can be an unfortunate side effect that comes along with some food sensitivities, intolerances, and other conditions, like lactose intolerance. But if you've experienced it for an extended amount of time, even if you haven't been eating dairy, it might not be lactose intolerance that's the problem.

    "If a patient finds that symptoms of diarrhea or loose stools extend long beyond any period where any dairy or lactose containing products is consumed, then this change in bowel habits should also be investigated for any potential sinister cause,"Dr. Donald Tsynman, MD, a New York City-based gastroenterologist, told INSIDER. Having a conversation with your doctor and potentially getting a gastroenterologist or other specialist involved could be a good idea.



    You accidentally ate or drank something that contained dairy, but didn't experience any negative side effects within about two hours.

    Typically, symptoms and complications related to lactose intolerance are going to show up relatively quickly.

    "A person who is lactose intolerant will feel nauseous with 30 minutes to two hours of consuming milk or dairy,"Dr. Niket Sonpal, MD, a New York City-based gastroenterologist and an adjunct assistant professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, told INSIDER. Longer than about two hours could indicate another condition.



    You're also dealing with some serious fatigue.

    Even if you have a number of digestive issues that suggest you might be lactose intolerant, if you're experiencing other symptoms as well, that could also be a hint that it's not actually lactose intolerance with which you're dealing. Sonpal said that fatigue is one such symptom that could mean that a doctor may need to further investigate to find out what's really going on.



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