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The internet is so happy that Martin Shkreli just got convicted

Image: JUSTIN LANE/EPA/REX/Shutterstock “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli was convicted of securities fraud Friday, and people online want him to know that he deserves it. Shkreli was convicted of two counts of securities fraud, and one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud. Additionally, he was found not guilty on five other charges. As you can probably imagine, people were pretty happy to hear of Shkreli’s conviction. And considering the things…

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Netflix’s 5 most expensive shows (so far)

Image: netflix A lot of noise has been made about how much Netflix is spending in order to attract new subscribers and expand into new regions of the world. A Los Angeles Times report titled “Netflix is $20 billion in debt” renewed worries that the company was pushing too hard, too fast. First of all, that’s technically wrong, as Netflix has some debt but is mostly tied up with deals…

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Amazon’s new meal kits are already available to select Prime members

Image: Scott Eisen/Getty Images) A little over a month after Blue Apron’s disappointing stock market debut, the company is still struggling to make money as wary investors jump ship. The company said Friday that it will transfer around 24 percent of its workersnearly 1,300 jobsfrom the company’s soon-to-be-shuttered plant in Jersey City, New Jersey to another location 15 miles away. SEE ALSO: Amazon’s Whole Foods deal pretty much sunk Blue…

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For $400, you can be an Instagram influencer

Image: Getty Images/Cultura RF If you’re on social media, you’ve most likely heard of the side-hustle. Work your 9 to 5, sure, but you also should be making yourself known in the world. Definitely don’t just sit down and watch “fucking House of Cards,” as entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk tweeted. Well, here’s one side-hustle you can probably manage while binging all of Netflix’s originals: Be an Instagram influencer. Don’t have a…

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Martin Shkreli (a.k.a. Pharma Bro) found guilty of securities fraud

Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images The PharmaBro is now the PharmaCon. Martin Shkreli was found guilty of two counts of securities fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud on Friday. He was found not guilty on five other related counts. Shkreli faces 20 years in prison, though he’ll likely be sentenced to a shorter stint. The date of the sentencing has not yet been set. Shkreli stood trial…

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The Secret Service leaves Trump Tower over rent spat

Secret Service is fed up with Trump Tower's high rent.Image: JUSTIN LANE/EPA/REX/Shutterstock President Donald Trump has found a way to tangentially get into a beef with the people whose job it is to protect his life. The Secret Service has moved from its New York City apartment just under the president’s Trump Tower residence and into a trailer outside the building, because the two sides had a disagreement over the…

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Oxford University murder suspect arrested in US – BBC News

Chicago Police Department (CPD) spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted that both suspects were now in police custody in Oakland. In a statement, Chicago police said: “Both individuals will be held accountable for their actions and we hope today’s arrest brings some comfort for the victim’s family.” Skip Twitter post by @AJGuglielmi BREAKING: CPD has gotten word that Prof. Wyndham Lathem and Andrew Warren are both in police custody in Oakland, CA…

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Shy holiday Britons ‘point at menus’ to avoid foreign words – BBC News

It also found that 36% felt guilty at asking locals to speak English, while: 56% resorted to pointing at menus 45% relied on the assumption that all locals would speak English 42% spoke English more slowly and loudly 15% even tried speaking English in a foreign accent A minority (15%) admitted to being so unwilling to try pronouncing words from other languages that they would only eat in British or…

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Brexit: Gove confirms foreign access to UK fishing grounds – BBC News

‘Being realistic’ The meeting was attended by Niels Wichmann, chief executive of the Danish Fishermen organisation, who told BBC Scotland that there was no suggestion from Mr Gove that Denmark would receive preferential treatment. And he said Mr Gove “did not say numerous countries, he just said other countries” would be granted access. Mr Wichmann added: “The thing is he was just being realistic and he was saying that we…

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The Qatar connection to soccer’s record Neymar transfer

(CNN)The departure of Neymar from Barcelona to Paris St Germain for a world record fee has it all. A young Brazilian soccer player who came to Europe to seek fame and fortune is offered ludicrous sums to abandon a world-famous club for a Qatari-bankrolled upstart. This time last year, Manchester United set a world record transfer fee when they bought Paul Pogba from Juventus for (the equivalent of) $116 million….

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When exorcists need help, they call him

(CNN)A small group of nuns and priests met the woman in the chapel of a house one June evening. Though it was warm outside, a palpable chill settled over the room. But this was an actual exorcism — and included a character not normally seen in the traditional drive-out-the-devil script. Dr. Richard Gallagher is an Ivy League-educated, board-certified psychiatrist who teaches at Columbia University and New York Medical College. He…

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What purple can tell us about life on other planets

(CNN)The lush green planet that we call home may have actually looked purple in its earliest days, according to the “Purple Earth hypothesis.” These purple organisms may have reigned supreme and existed in varying concentrations across the planet, said Shiladitya DasSarma, a microbiologist and professor at the University of Maryland. DasSarma has studied one of these microorganisms and created the Purple Earth hypothesis. See the latest news and share your…

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Ten tasty snacks under 200 calories, and four disappointing ones

(CNN)Nearly all Americans snack at least once a day, most often to satisfy cravings, according to a recent snacking report. For some, frequent snacking may replace a typical meal or two. This heart-healthy avocado spread on toast makes for a tasty, super-satisfying snack. 1 slice whole-wheat bread, toasted = 76 calories, 4g protein, 1g fat, 2g fiber, 1.4g sugar avocado, mashed = 80 calories, 1g protein, 7.37g fat, 3.4g fiber,…

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7 Things Healing Feels Like

Gabriel Silvrio 1. Healing feels like whatever is passing through you is taking chunks of you with it. Holes in the skin, holes in the heart, and you’re sure everyone else can see them. But they can’t and they will still ask you to go to work and do your laundry and buy groceries as if your world hasn’t split in two. 2. Healing feels like you’re an alien in…

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Trump Signs Russia Sanctions Bill, But Lays Out His Concerns About the Law

President How New Cool War With Russia Is Like the Old Cold One: QuickTake Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev wrote on Facebook that by signing the law the Trump administration “has shown its complete weakness” and that the U.S.-Russia relations are likely to remain tense for years to come. “Hopes of ties improved with new American administration came to an end,” Medvedev wrote. Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate…

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Trump Endorses Bill to Cut Legal Immigration, Award Visas Based on Merit

Top White House adviser Stephen Miller defended President Donald Trump’s support for legislation that would reduce legal immigration to the U.S. and evaluate visa applications based on merit, calling it a policy that would help low-income and minority Americans gain jobs. Miller dismissed criticism that the proposed bill would upend the American principle, embodied in a poem etched into the base of the Statue of Liberty, that “your tired, your…

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All The Best Shows & Movies Coming To Netflix In August

Now that summer is halfway over and all the good holidays have passed, you find yourself bored. Even your summer fling has simmered down and fall shopping hasn’t quite started yet. Don’t worry, that’s why we always trust Netflix to switch up the menu so we don’t get tired of the same thing everyday. Thankfully they understand how easily bored we get and have announced new shows that are coming…

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Graham: Military Options Are Inevitable If North Korea Continues

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that U.S. military efforts to destroy Kim Jong Uns missile program may be inevitable if North Korea continues escalating tensions. There is a military option to destroy North Koreas [missile] program and North Korea itself, Graham said on NBCs Today show. If theres going to be a war to stop them, it will be over there. If thousands die, theyre going to die over there,…

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Bitcoin Splits in Two Over Dispute

The cryptocurrency Bitcoin has split into two after top fixers couldnt reach a deal before a deadline on Tuesday. One technology company executive told Business Insider that technical issues were to blame. Bitcoin cash was created as the second faction, with the first new cash coins mined within hours of the split. Bitcoin traded lower on Tuesday, while bitcoin cash briefly jumped but then took a nosedive. More From this…

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Dude punned his way into a Tinder date with a pretty good riff on a girl’s name

A pun so nice he said it twice.Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Turning your Tinder match’s name into a pun has become a very popular opening line on the dating app. If you want proof, just look at exhibit A and exhibit B. Though not always successful, this one Reddit user shared a name pun that went pretty well for him. Reddit user microwave-oven posted a screenshot of a conversation with his…

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Incredible Ottoman-Era Bird Palaces That Show How Much Turkish People Loved Birds

Up until today, nearly every city in Turkey had some examples of this kind of fascinating bird architecture. The oldest one is a 16th-century bird palace that is attached the Büyükçekmece Bridge in Istanbul. The bird houses adopted different names over the years, such as “kuş köşkü” (bird pavilions), “güvercinlik” (dovecots) and “serçe saray” (sparrow palace). Nevertheles, no matter how you call them, one thing is for sure – the…

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Someone Rounded Up All The Industries Millennials Are Killing, And Heres How Millennials Responded

After decades of comfortable income, the hard-working CEOs of countless major industries are suffering serious losses due to a disturbing rise in social consciousness and financial awareness among today’s young adults. A shocking wave of reports by Business Insider shows a direct connection between the shameless frugality of millennials, and the slow decline of vital industries such as golf, napkins, and Buffalo Wild Wings. They’re even refusing credit cards now….

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12 Reasons Why People Who Have Old Fashioned Standards Are More Magnetizing Than Anyone Else

1. They make everyone feel like someone. Well-liked people show more interest in others than they do in themselves they ask more questions about others than they make statements about themselves. Ironically enough, expressing genuine interest in other people is the fastest way to get them to like you. But this is often lost in our hyper-individualized culture, one in which we are constantly inflating our sense of importance by…

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Trump Says Kelly Will Be Spectacular on New Chief’s First Day

Retired Marine Corps General John Kelly, hired to bring discipline to a crisis-ridden White House, began his first day on Monday as President Donald Trump’s second chief of staff with a strong endorsement from his boss. “He will do a spectacular job, I have no doubt, as chief of staff,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office after Kelly was sworn in. Later, in a meeting of his Cabinet, Trump…

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Executives Are More Worried About Amazon Than Trump Setbacks

What keeps corporate leaders up at night? It isn’t the chaos in Washington or rising worker pay. It’s what Trump came up just 162 times and wages were discussed 111, the earnings call data show. It’s become even more pronounced over the past 30 days, with Amazon garnering 165 mentions compared with 32 for Trump and 22 for wages. Whole Foods Market Inc. as an example of how rapidly the food…

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