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This 28-year-old who makes hit music with Selena Gomez has a 'Costco room' in his LA mansion so he never has to leave

Rachel Murray/Getty Images Music producer Zedd owns a $16 million mansion in Los Angeles. He gave Architectural Digest a tour of his home. Some features include a "Costco room" and Skittles machine.  Zedd's Los Angeles mansion is stunning.  The 28-year-old DJ and producer — his real name is Anton Zaslavski and he's known for working with artists like Selena Gomez — gave Architectural Digest a tour of his glorious $16 million home and showed off some of its fun features. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why 555 is always used for phone numbers on TV and in moviesSee Also:Christina Aguilera took off all her makeup for her new magazine cover — and the transformation will blow your mindSean Penn smoked a cigarette on 'The Late Show' — and people are furious Stephen Colbert let him get away with itThere's a slow cooker that makes three dishes at once

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Business Insider Intelligence is hiring an editorial team manager

SFIO CRACHO/Shutterstock Business Insider Intelligence is hiring an Associate Managing Editor to manage staffing and training of the Business Insider Intelligence team. Business Insider Intelligence is Business Insider's real-time, premium research service focused on digital disruption. We publish market data, trend analysis, and proprietary survey data for executives in many industries.  At Business Insider our motto is "get better every day." The Associate Managing Editor will play a crucial role in helping the team achieve this goal. An Associate Managing Editor is someone who has a keen eye for identifying and growing the ‘right’ people and is excited to bring new talent to the team and help team members grow and learn in their careers. We're looking for someone who is an excellent communicator with great people skills, is organized, has a great attention to detail, and has endless enthusiasm for building great teams. Responsibilities will include:See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Business Insider Intelligence is hiring a Sales InternInsider Inc. reveals its first-ever ad campaign: 'Get in'Business Insider is hiring a paid intern to join our distribution team. Apply now!

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Here's what to expect from Amazon's next private label launch (AMZN)

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Amazon’s next private label launches will likely involve pet carriers, diapers, and patio heaters, according to a new study by One Click Retail.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Here's how President Trump could go after AmazonWalmart is looking to innovate in-storeAI IN E-COMMERCE: How artificial intelligence can help retailers deliver the highly personalized experiences shoppers desire

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13 foods you'd never guess contain gluten

Leah Rocketto/INSIDER The more processed a food is, the greater the potential that exists for it to contain gluten. Cross-contamination can be an issue with foods like french fries and pre-seasoned meats. If something says it contains malt anything, stay away if you're gluten-free. When in doubt, read the label carefully. Generally speaking, the more processed a food is, the more likely it is that it contains gluten. If you cook and bake most of your meals from scratch, it's easier to control potential gluten sources. But, if you're out and about, and just looking for something good to grab and go, here are 13 items you should probably avoid if you're gluten-free.Pickles Matthew Kassel If you're familiar with the fermentation process used for pickles, you know that some form of vinegar is usually used. If that form is malt vinegar — your pickles are not gluten-free. Malt vinegar is made with barley malt. Unlike other vinegars, it is not distilled, which means the gluten is still present in the finished product, according to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. Hot dogs and other sausages Shutterstock Unless a hot dog or sausage specifically states that it is gluten-free, don't assume that it is. Recipes vary greatly, and some recipes involve bread crumbs. Traditional British banger recipes call for rusks, which is a type of unleavened wheat bread. While gluten-free rusks are available, make sure that's what you're getting if you're hoping to avoid gluten. French fries Richard Allaway/Flickr Your favorite fries involve freshly-cut potatoes, salt, maybe some other seasonings, hot oil, and nothing else — right? Not if that fryer is also serving up onion rings, chicken nuggets, breaded fish patties, or any number of other battered and deep-fried foods. Some restaurant facilities may have a dedicated gluten-free fryer, but you won't know for sure unless you ask. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:5 ways to get over an ex who's still in your lifeThe biggest things Americans get wrong about Italian food, according to a chef6 things you need to see when you go to Disneyland Paris

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Facebook employees are in disbelief that a bombshell memo justifying 'questionable' practices was leaked — some think spies might be to blame

An explosive memo detailing Facebook's cutthroat growth mentality was leaked to BuzzFeed and published on Thursday night. But some employees inside Facebook think the real problem is leakers, according to posts leaked to The Verge. Facebook is reeling after Buzzfeed published an explosive and breathtaking memo from senior Facebook leader Andrew "Boz" Bosworth. Bosworth, a VP at Facebook, wrote that Facebook's "questionable contact important practices" and other so-called growth hacking tactics were justified by the company's mission, even if the platform was used to bully or coordinate terrorist attacks.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: I quit cable for DirecTV Now and it's saving me over $1,000 a year — here's how I did itSee Also:The #DeleteFacebook movement is a strong reminder that none of these 'free' services are truly freeFacebook stock plunges after FTC confirms it's investigating the company's privacy practices in wake of Cambridge Analytica scandal'Silicon Valley' hid a killer Facebook burn in its new intro that you may have missed

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13 tricks retailers use in stores and online to make you overspend — and keep coming back for more

Scott Olson/Getty Images Retail is rife with strategies to get you to spend more, whether you're shopping in a brick-and-mortar store or online. Retailers also have tricks to make you use up their products faster. Those tactics include offering free shipping, encouraging bulk purchases — and even making the holes in eye drop bottles bigger, so you run out fast. Retailers are smart. They know your weaknesses and how to capitalize on them. So every time you go shopping — online or IRL — you're being taunted by infinite reasons to buy more, more, more. Below is a list of some of the most creative (and frankly, impressive) strategies stores use to make you overspend and run out of products faster. Read on to avoid getting tricked.They constantly change the location of products Spencer Platt / Getty Images Can't find the trail mix even though you just picked some up a few weeks ago? Don't be surprised. Business Insider's Áine Cain reported that Costco moves around its products in order to keep you moving around, scanning the shelves and ultimately buying more. And it's a tactic that other stores use as well. They allow you to check out with a single click AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee Business Insider previously reported on how a one-click checkout process (like on Amazon) can encourage overspending. Because you don't need to enter billing, shipping, or credit card information, there's no immediate obstacle to buying whatever you want or need. That's great if you're in a rush — but not so great if you're on a budget. They offer free shipping iStock Free shipping should be good for our wallets — after all, it means cutting the overall price of a purchase. Alas, it's not always. If the free-shipping threshold is, say, $50, you're more inclined to try to spend $50 (instead of the smaller amount you were planning to spend) so you can get them delivered gratis. Somewhat counterintuitively, "Most people would rather spend more money buying things they don't need than pay for shipping costs," money-saving expert Andrea Woroch previously told Business Insider in an email. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:6 ways millennials have it easier than their parents didInside the turbulent personal life of Elon Musk, who called his estranged father 'a terrible human being' and who says he must be in love to be happyThe fabulous life of the Saudi Arabian millennial ambassador who bought a $12 million DC castle as a Georgetown student and flies in a private jet for $30,000 an hourSEE ALSO: 27 sneaky tactics stores use to trick you into spending more money

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6 scary things caffeine can do to your body

Chiara Pinna / Unsplash Caffeine is the most commonly used stimulant in the world. Up to 400 milligrams per day is the amount of caffeine that can be consumed without risks by the average healthy adult. Insomnia, muscle cramps, addiction, and incontinence are a few scary things that can happen as a result of drinking too much caffeine. You aren't the only one who has a cup of coffee in the morning, a mid-day Starbucks run, and a soda in the afternoon just to stay awake. Most of us think we can't function without caffeine, and we don't feel like ourselves when we have to go about our days with less caffeine than we're used to, but it's important to be mindful of some of the scary things that happen when you drink too much caffeine. According to CBS News, "caffeine is the most commonly used stimulant in the world." The danger isn't necessarily the stimulant itself, but how much is consumed. The Mayo Clinic suggests that up to 400 milligrams of caffeine, about four cups, per day seems to be safe for most healthy adults. Caffeine fixes come in a variety of preferences. But no matter what your vice is — coffee, soda, or energy drinks — scary things can happen when you drink too much of them.You can't sleep. Sergey Mironov/Shutterstock It's easy to get caught up in a vicious cycle of caffeinating because you're tired, but can't sleep, so you're tired the next day, and have to have caffeine to stay awake, which in turn means you can't sleep again. By now, you've likely already heard that caffeine can make it harder for you to fall asleep at night, especially if it's consumed later in the day. The more caffeine you consume, the more difficult it may be for you to have uninterrupted sleep at night. A study published in the Journal of Science Translational Medicine found that caffeine "inserts a delay into the approximately 24-hour metabolic rhythm that keeps your body running in time with the world." In other words, your circadian clock — the body's biological clock — is off by nearly an hour. This is part of the scientific reasoning as to why caffeine disrupts your sleep. Your heart feels like it's beating out of your chest. Spencer Backman/Unsplash It may come in the form of jitters or feeling your heartbeat in your throat, or even feeling like your heart is going to beat out of your chest. According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the consumption of energy drinks leads to "atrial fibrillation with high ventricular response (135-170 beats per minute)" in young people. Basically, those who consume energy drinks might experience their heart beating much more rapidly and irregularly than usual, which can increase your risk for stroke and heart failure. You may suffer from dehydration. wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock Have you ever noticed that the more caffeine you have, the more frequently you have to run off to the bathroom throughout the day? This is likely due to the diuretic and laxative properties associated with caffeine. Along with causing you to take bathroom breaks more often, coffee also dehydrates you. While some say the dehydrating effects of caffeine depend on how often you drink coffee and therefore your tolerance for it (which is kind of frightening), founder of Nutritious Life, Keri Glassman, cautions "to limit your caffeine intake to moderate amounts — about one to two cups per day to avoid dehydration." This equates to about 200 milligrams or less. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:13 foods you'd never guess contain gluten9 signs that you have a healthy diet even if it doesn't feel like it8 surreal desert landscapes you need to see in your lifetime

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US service member killed in roadside bomb attack in Syria

AP Photo/Hussein MallaBEIRUT (AP) — A U.S. defense official says one of the two troops with the U.S.-led coalition who were killed in a roadside bomb attack in Syria was an American. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because details had not yet been publicly released, did not give the nationality of the second military member. Earlier Friday, the U.S. military said two coalition personnel were killed and five others wounded by a roadside bomb in Syria without specifying where exactly the attack occurred.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Neo-Nazi groups let a journalist in their meetings and rallies — here's what he sawSee Also:How John Bolton tried to change intelligence he didn't like — and then tried to force out the analyst who disagreed with himA US Army veteran who served 2 tours in Afghanistan has been deported to Mexico over a drug chargeHere's why the US let dozens of Russian spies operate in the US for decades

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THE SHIP-FROM-STORE REPORT: Why legacy retailers need to rethink the purpose of their brick-and-mortar stores

BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Digital is dismantling the retail industry brick by brick. The most successful retailers are the ones with thriving digital businesses, while physical stores are becoming more liabilities than assets. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:This is the fallout from Toys “R” Us’ closingWalmart is looking to innovate in-storeAmazon aims to improve shipping profitability

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189 people are dead and hundreds more are seriously ill in the largest listeria outbreak in history

Enterprise Foods A food-poisoning outbreak has killed 189 people and sickened hundreds more.  A South African meat-production plant was the root of the listeria outbreak.  The incident is the largest listeria outbreak ever detected, according to the World Health Organization.  A food-poisoning outbreak has killed dozens of people, with the death toll expected to increase in the coming days.  As of Thursday, 189 people have died in a listeria outbreak stemming from a meat-production plant  in Polokwane, South Africa. The country's National Institute for Communicable Diseases has confirmed 982 cases of listeriosis since the outbreak began in January.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How all-you-can-eat restaurants don't go bankruptSee Also:Trump is determined to take down Amazon — and it could be terrible news for HQ2The fabulous life of Chloe Green, the 27-year-old Topshop heiress who parties with Beyoncé and Paris Hilton and is reportedly having a baby with the 'hot felon'Wealthy shoppers are going crazy over this jacket that costs $90 on Amazon — and it should terrify Canada GooseSEE ALSO: Under Armour is urging 150 million customers to take action after its wildly popular fitness app was hacked

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The best cufflinks you can buy

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The Insider Pick: Cufflinks add a bit of class and elegance to your shirt cuffs. The quality construction and classic aesthetics make the sterling silver and onyx cufflinks from J. Crew the top choice for any man. They’re easily the most versatile pair of cufflinks you'll own. You’re probably aware of what cufflinks are, but it’s highly likely that you’ve never considered buying a set until now. That’s understandable: Cufflinks are, admittedly, one of the last things a man needs on his journey through the world of traditional menswear. But once you’ve already got to work sorting out your suits, neckties, dress shoes, and shirts, then it’s time to start shopping for those odds and ends you may have initially overlooked. Along with wristwatches and tie bars, cufflinks are among the few pieces of jewelry that men can wear in a professional setting. Plus, they’re a requirement for those French cuff dress shirts you’ll eventually end up with, so the modern style-conscious gentleman should know when and how to don a pair. Cufflinks don’t just look great, they serve a very important purpose: Keeping your cuffs secured. Unlike standard buttoned barrel cuffs found on the vast majority of collared shirts, French (or “double”) cuffs are cut longer and designed to fold back over themselves. Then, instead of buttoning the sleeves closed, you thread your links through the holes where the buttons would normally be in order to fasten the cuffs. The general rule of menswear is to keep things simple, although it’s okay to be a little adventurous with your outfit, and accessories. Cufflinks, in particular, are the perfect way to do that. Links are available in a million different styles to suit just about any taste, but to help you get started, we’ve narrowed the field down to our five favorites that run the gamut from classic and conservative to casual and fun. Read on in the slides below to see why the J. Crew silver and onyx cufflinks are our top pick and why you might also like the Brooks Brothers knot cufflinks, the Charles Tyrwhitt gold-plated cufflinks, the Hackett stud cufflinks, and the David Donahue Mercury dime cufflinks.The best classic silver cufflinks J. Crew Why you'll love them: Genuine sterling silver and deep black onyx inserts lend the J. Crew cufflinks a timeless aesthetic that’s perfect for any suit and occasion. Like the white pocket square, a high-quality pair of classically-styled silver cufflinks is an indispensable suiting accessory. The timeless and versatile appeal of sterling silver also makes it the metal of choice for almost any outfit and occasion from casual evening get-togethers to formal events. It’s a good idea to start with a solid set of silver cufflinks for your first pair, owing to the fact that they look fantastic and go well with almost everything. Silver is the most common material for most cufflinks, with many designs featuring some sort of colored stone or enamel insert to add a bit of contrast. Our pick is this pair from J. Crew, which is crafted from genuine sterling silver with a deep black onyx face that puts it well above cheaper cufflinks constructed of stainless steel and colored enamel. Aside from the quality materials, the classic and simple design of these cufflinks means you can don them with just about any French cuff dress shirt, suit, tie, and pocket square combo you can pull from your closet. After you’ve built a nice rotation, the J. Crew silver and onyx cufflinks will likely remain the most versatile pair you’ll have in your collection. Even if you only end up with one or two French cuff shirts and don’t plan on buying more than a single set of links to wear with them, this is the pair to get. Pros: Made of genuine sterling silver with a striking black onyx face, and the classic style places these cufflinks among the most versatile ones you can have in your rotation Cons: The classic design is decidedly plain Buy the J. Crew silver and onyx cufflinks for $88 The best knot cufflinks Brooks Brothers Why you'll love them: The casual appeal of these Brooks Brothers knot cufflinks make them the perfect complement to any spring and summer ensemble. Along with knit ties, contrast-tipped pocket squares, and monk strap shoes, knot cufflinks have become one of the biggest stars of the 21st-century menswear renaissance. It’s easy to see why: Knotted cufflinks are inexpensive, colorful, and casual compared to their metal counterparts, perfectly capturing the conservative-yet-lively ethos of American prep. It’s only proper, therefore, that our pick come from Brooks Brothers, America’s oldest clothing retailer and the undisputed champion of preppy menswear. This style is considerably more casual than our other picks, but the Brooks Brothers knot cufflinks are the perfect way to introduce a little pop of color to any spring or summer suit when worn with an appropriate pocket square and necktie. These would pair extremely well with knit tie or a contrast-tipped pocket square featuring the same color as the knotted fabric of the cufflinks. You could also just ditch the necktie altogether for a super-casual warm weather look. This is perhaps the only time you can do this with a French cuff shirt, so go for it. Nonetheless, you’ve got a ton of colors to choose from here — 35, in fact — and darker knots would also match your more conservative suits and ties very well. At only $10 per pair, these knotted cufflinks are cheap enough that you may as well grab a few to keep all your style bases covered. Pros: The knotted style is perfect for casual suiting, they’re a great value at only $10 per pair, and you’ve got a myriad of colors to choose from Cons: The design is decidedly more casual than most metal cufflinks Buy the Brooks Brothers knot cufflinks for $10 The best gold-plated cufflinks Charles Tyrwhitt Why you'll love them: With warm gold plating and a deep burgundy Tudor rose insert, these cufflinks from Charles Tyrwhitt offer a striking yet understated English look. Once you’ve got a pair or two of silver cufflinks, it’s not a bad idea to add some gold to your stable. When opting for this metal, it’s important to pare things down and pick links that aren’t too gaudy, as gold is generally considered a bit flashier than silver and can quickly veer into ostentation when you’re matching metals. An under-stated accent like the burgundy rose face of the Charles Tyrwhitt cufflinks is perfect for adding some contrast that breaks up the gold’s hue a bit, as well as for bringing a touch of deep color to your outfit. In true British style, the dark red insert of these links appropriately depicts the Tudor rose, the heraldic emblem of England. This historic symbol looks great by itself, but it also adds a bit of historic charm and always-welcome English style to the Charles Tyrwhitt cufflinks. The metal is truly gold-plated as well — not merely gold-colored brass — so you can enjoy all of the genuine glow and tarnish-free character of this beautiful precious metal. Gold has a warmer tinge than silver, so it pairs very well with colors like green, orange, and red, whereas “cooler” metals like silver better complement grays and blues. Wear the Charles Tyrwhitt English rose cufflinks with any ensemble built around warm tones. For example, they’d make a perfect accent to a brown or olive green wool autumn suit. Pros: The gold and burgundy create a lovely contrast, the deep red Tudor rose insert offers a touch of subtle yet highly attractive color, and they’re a great value for genuine gold-plated cufflinks Cons: Gold isn’t as versatile as silver Buy the Charles Tyrwhitt gold-plated and burgundy rose cufflinks for $59 See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The best sports bras you can buyThese super lightweight Birkenstocks only cost $40 — but they're just as comfortable as the leather kindThe best travel clothes for women

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4 intense ways US troops keep themselves awake in the field

U.S. Army / Spc. Ryan Hallock Not all deployments are created equal. Some troops primarily work at a desk performing critical operational tasks, while others are out and about undertaking various missions in the bush. Regardless, both schedules usually consist of long hours and a heavy workload which can run anybody down. No matter the nature of the mission, staying in the fight and being alert is the key for any personnel deployed. So if you’re worried about falling asleep when you need to be at your best, check out these simple tricks of the trade to stay awake whole on deployment.1. Bangin' energy drinks Lavapix/YouTube May seem obvious to the average population that drinking a Red Bull or pounding a Monster will get their minds firing on all cylinders. But in most cases, deployed troops just don’t sip a single energy drink — they take it to a whole new level by chugging multiple cans of the all mighty Rip-it. Splashing water on your face works well too — but that’s no fun. 2. Coffee lip melei5/Shutterstock One ration the military never seems to ever run off of is coffee. When you’re occupying a patrol base or sitting in a fighting hole, coffee machines will be scarce. So instead of filtering water through the grounds, pack a solid pinch of instant coffee from the ole handy dandy MREs into your lip. It tastes like sh*t, but it can help you keep shuteye at bay. 3. "Spicy eyes" Flickr/2eklectik This doesn’t refer to “the look” that civilian reporter who came by the FOB to interview the colonel gave everyone. It means sprinkling a small amount of Tabasco sauce onto your finger and rubbing the contents under your eyes. Spicy! If it burns a little and wakes you back up, you’re doing it right. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:5 kids toys that soldiers actually use8 of the best movie aerial dogfights, rankedHere's why a modern torpedo sinks a ship with one hitSEE ALSO: The US military is facing a 'real war for talent' — but some valuable recruits could be scared away

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Trump is giving the 2nd-most decorated soldier of World War II the Medal of Honor for calling down fire on his own position to stop a Nazi advance

Reuters President Trump is posthumously awarding the Medal of Honor to an Army officer who called an artillery strike down on his own position to stop a German advance during World War II. Then-1st Lt. Garlin M. Conner had just been treated at a field hospital for injuries and rejoined his unit after on Jan. 24, 1945, when he single-handedly stopped 600 advancing German troops and six tanks by calling in artillery strikes for three hours, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. In the end, 50 German troops were killed and another 100 were wounded.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch President Obama surprise a tearful Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of FreedomSee Also:The US is shutting down a Russian consulate near a major Navy nuclear arsenalHere's why a modern torpedo sinks a ship with one hitA retired Navy captain explains the hidden value of small warshipsSEE ALSO: Trump wants the military to build his border wall — and he's already talked to Mattis about it

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'The Americans' creators say fans begged them to kill off the teenage daughter on the show — and it was 'very upsetting'

FX Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, the showrunners for FX's "The Americans," said fans wanted them to kill off Paige Jennings.  Paige is the teenage daughter of KGB spies Philip and Elizabeth Jennings in the show. The showrunners said this was "very upsetting." Paige is still alive, and the show is now in its sixth and final season. Some fans have great ideas. But many fans of FX's "The Americans," now airing its sixth and final season on FX, wanted teenager Paige Jennings to die, which was "very upsetting" to the showrunners, they told Business Insider.  On "The Americans," which follows undercover KGB agents Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, there are a lot of deaths. It's not "Game of Thrones" level by any means, but at any time, any character of significance can go.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why 555 is always used for phone numbers on TV and in moviesSee Also:'The Americans' creators share their feelings on ending the show after 6 seasons — and reveal the character fans wanted them to killThe worst current TV show on each network — from CBS to Fox to NetflixThe director of this week's episode of 'Atlanta' says that weird game was made up on the day of shooting, and was inspired by something Donald Glover saw on YouTubeSEE ALSO: 'The Americans' creators share their feelings on ending the show after 6 seasons — and reveal the character fans wanted them to kill

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Billionaires' vacation perks range from Ferrari-driving lessons to after-hours tours away from the crowds — here's what it's really like to travel while rich

Billionaire vacation perks far exceed luxury hotels and first-class flights.  Private Farrari driving lessons, after-hour visits to tourist sites, and private art tours are just some of the experiences Nota Bene Global plans for the its wealthiest clients.  Nota Bene Global plans vacations for the ultra-wealthy, who have net worths ranging from $10 million to $8 billion. Billionaires don't vacation like the rest of us.  Private Farrari driving lessons, after-hour visits to usually tourist-packed historical sites, and private art tours hosted by city's top curators and art historians are just some of the things that Nota Bene Global, a London-based, luxury travel- and lifestyle-management company, help coordinate for their mega-wealthy clientele. "Ten to $20 million is the starting wealth [of our clients]," Anthony Lassman, the co-founder told Business Insider. "Some of them I know are worth between $1.5 to $8 billion," he said. Vacation requests from high-end clients can come without much notice. "I once had a client ring me up saying, 'Oh it's really cold in Toronto, we think [we want to go to Brazil.]...on Saturday.' It was a Thursday," said Lassman. He and his Italy-based agents recently planned a trip for an American billionaire who wanted to explore the food and art scene of Venice and Milan. "He's the kind of guy who will be on a luxury yacht, but wants to eat in the simplest trattoria — just fresh, simple food," said Lassman. Impressed by the restaurants Nota Bene had chosen during his trip, the client later requested a separate trip and cooking lessons for his personal chef so he could bring the taste of Italy back home. Below, a look at a sample itinerary of the type of Italian trip that Nota Bene can arrange.  Day 1: Arrive in Venice. The mega-rich are generally fast tracked through immigration lines — allowing them to arrive at their hotel suites in no time. A private boat whisks travelers to their suite at the Aman Venice, located on the Canal Grande. Aman Venice/Facebook Day 2: All day private tour of Venice's contemporary art scene with one of the city's top curators and an art historian. Prada Foundation/Facebook Stops include the Prada Foundation's Venice location, and the Punta della Dogana. Martin Furtschegger/Wikimedia/Attribution See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:30 irresistible places Americans dream of owning a vacation homeThe 25 best places to travel in the US this year, according to TripAdvisor reviews18 photos that show why you should never trust the pictures hotels post onlineSEE ALSO: Airbnb for billionaires: Where the world's richest people stay when they travel

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Google buys Tenor to power GIFs (GOOGL)

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Google this week acquired Tenor, a platform for Android, iOS, and desktop, that offers a massive searchable database of GIFs, called “GIF Keyboard,” according to a post on Google’s blog. Deal terms weren’t disclosed, but Tenor will continue to operate independently.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:THE DIGITAL EVOLUTION OF WEALTH MANAGEMENT: How wealth managers are using emerging technologies to improve the user experience, while cutting costs and boosting revenueMedia companies prefer YouTube for videoTHE SOCIAL VIDEO REPORT: Content, distribution, and monetization across Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, and Instagram

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28 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancer

Cancer is the number two cause of death in the US, second only to heart disease. It fundamentally affects the way our cells grow and divide, changing them in perverse ways.  All cancer is a result of DNA damage or genetic mutations in our DNA. The nasty, debilitating class of diseases spreads through a body like an invading army, as toxic cells grow relentlessly into unruly tumors.  Some cases of cancer are out of our control, determined by genetic defects and predispositions passed down from one generation to the next, or spurred by genetic changes we undergo through our lifetime. But we also know that breathing in certain substances, eating specific things, and even using certain kinds of plastics ups the risk of developing some deadly cancers.  Here are some known carcinogens (cancer-causers), as well as a few more things scientists are zeroing in on as prime suspects:  Sugar Shutterstock Scientists now know that eating too much sweet stuff can not only lead to diabetes, it can also actively damage your cells and up your odds of developing cancer. But that's not all. New research suggests that sugar may fuel tumor growth in the body, because cancer loves to use sugar as fuel.  "The hyperactive sugar consumption of cancerous cells leads to a vicious cycle of continued stimulation of cancer development and growth" Belgian molecular biologist Johan Thevelein said when his latest study was released in 2017. Scientists say the groundbreaking research gives us a better understanding of how sugar and cancer interact, and could one day help create targeted diet strategies for patients.   Processed foods Shutterstock Any food that comes in a crinkly plastic wrapper, is industrially sealed, and built to last for months without spoiling may be a quick fix for a hunger pang on-the-go, but it's also likely upping your risk for cancer. Scientists in France recently zeroed in on a link between people who eat more processed foods, and those who develop more cancer. They're not sure yet whether it's the shelf-stabilizing ingredients in the food that's the problem, the plastic packaging, or some combination of the two. And because their study was correlative, it's possible there's some other hidden factor at work.     Smoking arvin febry / Unsplash Even though the tobacco industry tried to cover this one up, we've known for years that tobacco smoke has at least 70 cancer-causing chemicals inside. And it's not just smokers who are affected: people who inhale secondhand smoke can develop deadly forms of cancer too. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says "nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke at home or at work increase their risk of developing lung cancer by 20–30%." People who chew their tobacco are at increased risk, too.  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The largest organ in the body may have just been discovered — and it could reshape our understanding of human anatomyHow women can wield power to get what they want at work and in their personal lives, according to a former dominatrix9 signs that you have a healthy diet even if it doesn't feel like itSEE ALSO: A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

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The 19 worst original names of famous bands

APThere's no telling if Van Halen would have still become one of the most successful rock acts of the 1980s if they had settled on their original choice of band name, "Rat Salad." A number of other famous bands initially intended to go by names that were equally questionable or cringe-worthy. From the banal "On a Friday" (Radiohead) to the offensive "The Young Aborigines" (The Beastie Boys), we turned to a comprehensive Billboard article on the subject for this list of some of the many terrible names that bands wisely avoided. Here are the 19 worst original band names of famous bands:Van Halen Reuters/Lee Celano Original name: Rat Salad Kiss Getty Original name: Wicked Lester Destiny's Child Getty Original name: Girl's Tyme See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:All the TV shows that have been canceled recentlyCostco workers reveal 7 deals that aren't worth the moneyWhat 31 highly successful people were doing at age 25SEE ALSO: The 50 best-selling music artists of all time

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A wild new report says Israel's F-35s have already been operating over Iran and Syria

US Air Force/Staff Sgt. Tyler J. Bolken Two Israeli Air Force F-35 stealth fighters flew over Syrian and Iraqi airspace to reach Iran, report says. Most probably, this is just fake news or PSYOPS. Flying a couple of its few new F-35s for a “simple” reconnaissance mission over Iran would not be worth the risk. The Jerusalem Post has just published an article, that is slowly spreading through the social media, about an alleged IAF F-35 mission into the Iranian airspace originally reported by the Kuwaiti Al-Jarida newspaper. According to an “informed source” who talked to Al-Jarida, earlier this month, two Aidr stealth jets flew undetected over Syria and Iraq and snuck into the Iranian airspace, flying reconnaissance missions over the Iranian cities Bandar Abbas, Esfahan and Shiraz.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucinationSee Also:All the TV shows that have been canceled recentlyIsrael is looking to add some powerful aircraft to its air forceWhat 31 highly successful people were doing at age 25SEE ALSO: A massive military exercise between the US and South Korea is about to kick off — check out why North Korea hates it

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23andMe’s newest cancer mutation test may be dangerously misleading, according to genetics experts

Lydia Ramsey/Business Insider "Direct-to-consumer" genetics tests have soared in popularity in recent years as the cost of genetics sequencing has plummeted. AncestryDNA, Helix, and 23andMe are some of the companies offering the tests. But 23andMe is the only one with FDA approval to include information about breast cancer risk based on 3 mutations on the BRCA 1 and 2 genes. Experts say that a 'negative' result on 23andMe's test may be problematic for people who go on to assume that they are not at risk for the disease, when in reality they are still at risk. The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but spit is increasingly the portal to your health. Consumer genetics company 23andMe recently got a green light from the US Food and Drug Administration to include information on breast cancer risk in its online customer reports, based on screening for three of the multiple genetic mutations linked to the disease. But the new test could be dangerously misleading, according to several genetics experts in the industry that spoke with Business Insider about the new test.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: This indoor farm in New Jersey can grow 365 days a year and uses 95% less water than a typical farmSee Also:California will now require coffee to be sold with a cancer warning — here's what the science saysA new Monsanto-backed company is on the verge of producing the first fruit made with a blockbuster gene-editing tool that could revolutionize agricultureAmerica’s top cancer official has a plan to fix one of the biggest limits to finding new cancer treatmentsSEE ALSO: I tried 23andMe's new genetics test — and now I know why the company caused such a stir

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