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    JetBlue Airbus A320 new Interior

    • JetBlue Airways announced it will now be adding its own edition of basic economy to its seating choices, joining domestic rivals American Airlines,United Airlines, and Delta Air Lines in offering lower priced economy-section fares. 
    • JetBlue President and COO Joanna Geragthy wrote in a letter to crew members the airline's "success is at risk if we do not disrupt this market by lowering fares without sacrificing the experience." 
    • Basic economy was created by America's "Big Three" airlines as a reaction to lower fares offered by ultra-low-cost carriers like Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines.
    • Basic economy targets those customers who are keen on value seating. In exchange for the lowest possible ticket, these passengers in basic economy give up such common add-ons like early boarding, overhead space, and free carry-on bags. 

    JetBlue Airways announced it will now be adding its own edition of basic economy to its seating choices, joining domestic rivals American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta Airlines in offering lower-priced economy fares. 

    In a note addressed to crew members sent to Business Insider from a JetBlue spokesperson, JetBlue President and COO Joanna Geragthy wrote, "At JetBlue, we never liked the 'no frills' approach. But with these competitors now offering basic economy on many routes we fly, Customer behavior suggests our success is at risk if we do not disrupt this market by lowering fares without sacrificing the experience." 

    According to Geragthy's note, sometime next year JetBlue will change their fare options from Blue, Blue Plus, Blue Flex to new designations, considering possible working-title options Blue, Blue Save, and Blue More. According to the letter, these are tentative labels that are subject to change, with the final choices to be announced later. 

    A new JetBlue fare-class will be geared toward customers looking for flights at the lowest possible price point, which will put the New York-based carrier firmly in line with the basic economy standards offered by other domestic airlines. 

    Basic economy was created by America's biggest three airlines—American, United, and Delta—as a reaction to lower fares offered by ultra-low-cost carriers like Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines. Basic economy seeks to allow larger airlines to remain competitive against those super-low fares others offer without sacrificing the revenue generated by their traditional economy-class seating prices. 

    Basic economy targets those customers who are keen on value seating. In exchange for the lowest possible ticket price, these passengers in basic economy give up such common add-ons like early boarding, overhead space, and free carry-on bags. 

    In her note to crew members, Geragthy writes that customers in JetBlue's new basic economy will still have access to "the full JetBlue experience" like the most legroom in coach, free in-flight entertainment and free snacks, but they may find some limits on "things like boarding order, seating and change/cancelation flexibility." 

    SEE ALSO: My Delta flight got canceled before a busy holiday weekend, and I discovered the greatest argument for basic economy

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    Brett Kavanaugh Donald Trump

    • President Donald Trump called Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, a "very credible witness" and said her testimony was "compelling."
    • His remarks came after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to favorably recommend Kavanaugh's confirmation, but with Sen. Jeff Flake calling for a week-long FBI investigation into the allegations before a floor vote.
    • Trump said he has no plans to replace Kavanaugh with a different nominee, and will let the Senate work out the details of future confirmation proceedings.
    • Catch up on everything that happened in this morning's committee vote here.

    President Donald Trump called Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, a "very credible witness," but said he isn't considering replacing Kavanaugh and will allow the Senate to exercise discretion on further proceedings.

    "I thought her testimony was very compelling. She looks like a very fine woman to me," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office on Friday alongside Chilean President Sebastián Piñera.

    "And I thought that Brett's testimony likewise was really something that I haven't seen, it was incredible. It was an incredible moment I think in the history of our country. But certainly she was a very credible witness. She was very good in many respects," he added.

    His comments came after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to favorably recommend Kavanaugh's confirmation to the full Senate. GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, however, upended the process by announcing he would vote favorably, but only with the understanding that the FBI would conduct a week-long investigation into the allegations first. 

    Trump told reporters that he hadn't thought about replacing Kavanaugh "even a little bit." When asked if the White House counsel would formally request a continued FBI investigation into the allegations, he answered he would rely on the guidance of Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley. 

    "That's a decision that they'll make and I expect them to make a decision soon," he said. "To take a vote or whatever else they want to do. I'll be reliant on what Senator Grassley and the group decides to do."

    The Judiciary Committee vote came one day after both Ford and Kavanaugh delivered a combined eight hours of historic, emotional testimony before the senators on the committee. Ford accused Kavanaugh of groping and attempting to rape her at a suburban Maryland house party in 1982 when he was 17 and she 15. 

    Read Business Insider's full coverage of the Ford-Kavanaugh hearing:

    SEE ALSO: Senate committee votes to advance Kavanaugh, but GOP Sen. Jeff Flake calls for delay on full Senate vote

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    illusion yacht

    • The Monaco Yacht Show is one of the major events in the yachting industry, where the world's top yachts are displayed and given awards based on their design and other factors.
    • This year's top interior design award went to the Illusion Plus, a 290-foot superyacht complete with gymnasium, 2 Jacuzzis, a helipad, a spa, and a beauty salon.
    • The yacht is for sale for $145 million and features ultra-efficient and quiet Rolls Royce engines. 

     

    A $145 million ultra-luxurious superyacht won one of the yachting industry's top awards for interior design at the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show.

    The Illusion Plus yacht by Pride Mega Yachts was awarded the interior design award to recognize the "beauty, comfort and functionality of the exceptional interior," according to the Monaco Yacht Show's official website.

    "All winning superyachts were chosen by an eclectic jury of expert journalists in superyachting (journalists from UAE, UK, Germany, The Netherlands), which combines the different tastes of a worldwide environment," Johan Pizzardini, a representative for the Monaco Yacht Show, told Business Insider.

    To be considered for the award, the yacht must have been delivered in 2018, be at least 40 meters, or about 131 feet long, and be exhibited by the ship builder at the Monaco Yacht Show.

    At nearly 300 feet long, the Illusion Plus met all those requirements. Here's a look inside the ultra-luxurious superyacht.

    SEE ALSO: Inside the ultra-luxurious Monaco hotel where celebrities, millionaires, and the yachting elite stay in rooms that cost up to $41,000 per night

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    Built in 2018 by China company Pride Mega Yachts, the 290-foot superyacht cruises at an average speed of about 17 miles per hour.

    Source: The Yacht Company



    Amongst the onboard amenities are a gymnasium, two Jacuzzi pools, a helipad, a wellness spa, and a beauty salon.

    Source: The Yacht Company,Boat International



    The six-deck yacht, comprised of a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, has eight passenger rooms and two VIP rooms.

    Source: The Yacht Company,Pride Mega Yachts



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    Peter Nelson Kevin Winter Getty

    • HBO recently announced that it would soon stop broadcasting professional boxing matches after 45 years.
    • In an interview with Business Insider, HBO Sports Executive Vice President Peter Nelson detailed some of his programming plans going forward.
    • Nelson said the goal is to do “high access, high ambition” programming going forward, like the Bill Simmons-produced "Andre the Giant" documentary and LeBron James' "The Shop" show, which will feature Drake in the next episode.

     

    Thursday marked a major pivot for HBO when the network announced that it will no longer feature professional boxing content.

    That’s 45 years after its first televised match, and in that time, HBO didn’t just air some of the greatest boxing matches ever, it also produced award-winning programming on the sport.

    But without a dominating force like Mike Tyson to keep the casual boxing fan interested throughout the last few decades, HBO Sports Executive Vice President Peter Nelson pulled the plug.

    “We've had consistent audience research saying that boxing is no longer a determinant factor for HBO subscribers,” Nelson told Business Insider on Friday.

    In many ways, HBO's move away from broadcasting boxing is an indication of how far interest in the sport itself has fallen from the zeitgeist. But it also shows where HBO Sports wants to focus going forward: programming that draws in a wide audience, not just in a specific sport but on aspects of the culture that transcends it.

    Or as Nelson put it — “high access, high ambition” programming.

    “Our mission is to use sports as a lens into socio-economic, political, and cultural issues,” Nelson went on to say. “I think humanizing individuals, creating empathy around different communities, allowing that to cross-pollinate for people in a way that allows them to contextualize themselves and the world around them. That's at the heart of what we strive to do.”

    And there are different ways HBO Sports is planning to accomplish that going forward, including continuing some of the programming that's a staple to the network, like the HBO Sports documentary. But some of those plans are a bit more outside the box.

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    Documentaries will still be front and center

    With Bill Simmons signed onto the network, he’s brought more current topics of sports documentaries to HBO, the sort that made ESPN’s “30 for 30” brand — which he helped launch — so popular. His executive produced “Andre the Giant" documentary, released earlier this year, became the most-watched doc in HBO Sports history. Nelson said he’s currently in talks with Simmons about making more documentaries, in addition to unscripted projects.

    Then there’s the first-ever acquired documentary by HBO Sports, “Momentum Generation.” Executive produced by Robert Redford, the surfing documentary was purchased by HBO at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, and Nelson said festival acquisitions will be part of their content strategy going forward.

    But perhaps HBO’s most ambitious project in the documentary space coming up is the multi-part Muhammad Ali documentary, “What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali", which is directed by Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day,” “The Equalizer” movies).

    Muhammad AliThough a documentary on the greatest boxer of all time is hardly anything new (HBO itself has done numerous docs already on Ali), Nelson touts this one as having a different feel than most because of Fuqua’s involvement and how it will be told.

    “It will be told in Ali’s own words,” he said. “That will be the driver of the narrative. I think that is what makes this project special, the perspective of the viewer is going to be shaped by what Ali has to say about himself, his own time, and the context of which he lived.”

    “What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali” will air in the spring of 2019.

    Making programs that go beyond sports

    Outside of the traditional documentary space, Nelson said he’s in talks with IMG’s original content division about partnering on more projects similar to "Being Serena," the series HBO aired on Serena Williams this past year. It’s also expanding its "24/7" series beyond boxing to golf, as its next one will be focused on the Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson match that will take place on November 23. The all-access style of "24/7" will air during the lead-up to the match.

    And then there’s “The Shop,” the conversational show from LeBron James set in a barbershop that has already gained attention for its honest, unfiltered chats with the likes of Odell Beckham Jr. and Jon Stewart, not to mention James’ own frank talk on it.

    The Shop John Johnson HBONelson revealed to Business Insider exclusively that the show’s next episode will feature a chat between James and Drake and is set to run in October.

    Though HBO has been a staple of all facets of sports for decades, it’s never been in close collaboration with some of the biggest names in sports until now. Nelson is focused on continuing the type of programming that delves deeper into the people we cheer for.

    “What we look to do is programming that tells stories that bring in viewers beyond what they care about that particular sport or sporting event,” Nelson said.

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    Halloween

     

    • Halloween at the White House has been a fun tradition honored by presidential administrations over the past 60 years.
    • It started when First Lady Mamie Eisenhower first decided to decorate the White House for the holiday in 1958.
    • Since then, presidents and their first ladies have welcomed costumed children to the White House to trick-or-treat on Halloween amid festive decorations and entertainment.
    • Here’s how Halloween is celebrated at the White House.

    Ever since First Lady Mamie Eisenhower decked out the White House with faux skeletons, jack-o-lanterns, and bundles of dried corn in 1958, celebrating Halloween has been a beloved tradition of presidential administrations.

    Local children and children of military families are often invited to trick-or-treat as performers provide entertainment amid the festively decorated grounds. Even White House staffers get into the spirit by donning costumes.

    Here's a look at how various administrations have honored Halloween at the White House over the past 60 years.

    SEE ALSO: 18 photos of US presidents playing golf over the last 100 years

    Caroline Kennedy and John F. Kennedy Jr. showing off their Halloween costumes to their father President John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office on October 31, 1963.



    On October 19, 1977, Amy, the daughter of President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and friends carved pumpkins during Amy’s 10th birthday party at the White House.



    First Lady Barbara Bush greeted trick-or-treaters outside the South Portico of the White House on Halloween in 1989.



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    Solo

    • The 2018 Monaco Yacht Show has over 30,000 participants, 580 exhibitors, and €3 billion worth ($3.5 billion) of superyachts on display. 
    •  121 superyachts are being featured, including 42 new builds and 14 sailing yachts. 
    • This year, the event opened on Thursday, September 26 and will last until Saturday, September 29. 
    • The show is hosted at Port Hercules in Monaco, a natural bay at the foot of an ancestral rock that has hosted boats since the classical Greek and Roman times. 

    The Monaco Yacht Show is one of the most glamorous events that takes places on the sea. It is the world's leading event for superyachts, which are expensive, privately-owned and professionally crewed sailing vessels. 

    According to an exclusive press pack published earlier this week on the show's official website, the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show expects over 30,000 participants, 580 exhibitors, 12 prestige cars on deck, two helicopters on deck, and €3 billion worth of superyachts on display. There are 121 superyachts featured, including 42 new builds and 14 sailing yachts. 

    This is a far cry from the events humble beginnings. The Monaco Yacht show first began in 1991, with only 32 yachts. The exhibition area doubled from 1,000 meters to 2,000 meters in 1999, and in 2013 the event officially partnered with the Principality of Monaco.

    The show is hosted at the stunning Port Hercules in Monaco, a natural bay at the edge of an ancestral rock that has hosted boats since the classical Greek and Roman times. 

    The Monaco Yacht Show exhibition area covers the entire whole of Port Hercules, which is nearly 40 acres. This year, the event opened on Thursday, September 26 and will last until Saturday, September 29. A daily pass costs a hefty  €280 or about $325. 

    Take a look below at some of the most impressive superyachts featured this year at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show. 

    SEE ALSO: The 12 largest superyachts at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show, ranked

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    500EXP (Manufactured by SanLorenzo): Price not available — The yacht is 47 meters long, features a helipad, and has a top speed for 15 knots.

    Source: San Lorenzo Yachts



    All About U (Ada Yacht Works): Price not available — The Turkish yacht sleeps up to 12 guests in six cabins, including one VIP stateroom.

    Source: Yacht Charter Fleet  and Monaco Yacht Show



    Aquarius (Feadship): Sold for €53 million in 2015 — Built by the Dutch, this yacht features a helipad, swimming pool, massage room, beauty salon, jacuzzi, gym, and a drop-down terrace for al fresco workouts. It is the show's largest yacht at 92 meters.

    Source: Feadship and Yacht Charter Fleet



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    Brett Kavanaugh

    • Mark Judge has agreed to cooperate with law enforcement if they choose to investigate allegations leveled by Julie Swetnick, the client of high-profile attorney Michael Avenatti, against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. 
    • If the FBI or any law enforcement agency requests Mr. Judge's cooperation, he will answer any and all questions posed to him," his lawyer Barbara Van Gelder told the Senate Judiciary Committee. 
    • The letter comes at the same time the committee has requested a supplemental FBI background check into Christine Blasey Ford's allegations that Kavanaugh assaulted her in 1982. 

    A key potential witness to Christine Blasey Ford's allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has agreed to cooperate with law enforcement regarding allegations leveled by another woman against Kavanaugh.

    In a Friday letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Barbara Van Gelder, an attorney for Kavanaugh's friend Mark Judge, said her client would cooperate with relevant law enforcement into allegations from Julie Swetnick, the client of high-profile attorney Michael Avenatti. Van Gelder said Judge had never met Swtnick at any point during the timeframe she has described.

    “If the FBI or any law enforcement agency requests Mr. Judge's cooperation, he will answer any and all questions posed to him," Van Gelder said. 

    Judge has become a central figure in another prong of Kavanaugh-related allegations. In dramatic Thursday testimony before the Senate, psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford accused Judge of aiding and abetting Kavanaugh in an incident during which she says Kavanaugh assaulted and attempted to rape her at a high-school party. She testified that he blasted loud music and laughed during the alleged assault. 

    Judge previously sent a sworn statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee denying being part of the alleged incident. On Friday morning, Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal brought an unsuccessful motion to subpoena Judge to appear before the committee to testify on the allegations. 

    On Friday afternoon, the Senate Judiciary Committee formally asked the White House to request a one-week supplemental FBI investigation into Ford's allegations against Kavanaugh. 

    “Mr. Judge does not recall the events described by Dr. Ford in her testimony before the US Senate Judiciary Committee today. We have told the Committee that Mr. Judge does not want to comment about these events publicly," Van Gelder told Business Insider on Thursday night. 

    "We also have said that he is willing to answer written questions, and he has. In addition, he is willing to participate in a confidential, fact-finding investigation," she added.

    Van Gelder did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the supplemental background investigation requested by the Senate committee. 

    SEE ALSO: Here's who else Christine Blasey Ford says was at the high school party where Brett Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted her

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    Sen. Jeff Flake

    • Democrats claimed something of a victory on Friday when Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican on the Judiciary Committee, called for an FBI investigation into the allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  
    • Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar said on Friday that her Republican colleague's apparent about-face "was kind of a surprise to all of us." 

    Democrats claimed something of a victory on Friday when Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican on the Judiciary Committee, called for an FBI investigation into the allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

    Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat on the committee who has emerged as a key player in her party's alliance with Flake, told reporters after Friday morning's hearing that her Republican colleague's apparent about-face "was kind of a surprise to all of us."

    "Did we actually think this was going to happen today? No," Klobuchar said.

    After deliberating with Democrats on the committee, Flake announced that he wouldn't vote to confirm Kavanaugh without a week-long "pause" for an investigation, "limited in time and scope," in order to do "our due diligence."

    "We ought to do what we can to make sure we do all due diligence with a nomination this important," he said. "This country is being ripped apart here."

    Democrats have aggressively pushed for an FBI investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh — making abundantly clear during Thursday's hearing that they believe the GOP is deliberately "railroading" the confirmation process.

    "You can do a lot if you have the whole FBI looking at things for one week," Klobuchar said Friday, adding that Flake believes the process will help lessen the deep partisan divides over Kavanaugh, who is the least popular Supreme Court nominee in decades.

    Flake's Republican colleagues told reporters that they respect Flake's decision, but don't believe the investigation will imperil his vote in favor of Kavanaugh's nomination.

    "This is Jeff Flake, this is what I like about the guy," said Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who delivered one of the most impassioned defenses of Kavanaugh during Thursday's hearings, adding that he doesn't think the investigation will uncover any new evidence.

    It is now up to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to ask President Donald Trump to direct the FBI to reopen its background investigation into Kavanaugh.

    On Friday, Trump told reporters in the Oval Office that he's leaving the decision on how to proceed with the confirmation in the hands of Senate Republicans. 

    "Whatever they think is necessary is okay," the president said. "They have to do what they think is right."

    Sen. Amy Klobuchar

    Klobuchar in the spotlight

    Klobuchar's exchange with Kavanaugh, during which she asked him questions about claims that he drank to excess in high school and college, was one of Thursday's more remarkable.

    The senator opened her questioning by noting that her own father struggled with alcoholism for many years, and then asked if "there was ever a time when you drank so much that you couldn't remember what happened, or part of what happened, the night before?" 

    But Kavanaugh tossed the question back to the senator. 

    "You're asking about black out — I don't know, have you?" he replied. 

    Klobuchar repeated the question, to which Kavanaugh again refused to respond and said, "I'm curious if you have."

    After a break in the hearing, Kavanaugh apologized to the senator, who he said he had great "respect" for. 

    "I'm sorry I did that — this is a tough process, I'm sorry about that," the judge said.  

    Klobuchar accepted the apology, adding, "when you have a parent that's an alcoholic, you're pretty careful about drinking" and repeated her call to re-open the FBI background check "to get to the bottom of the facts and the evidence."

    Read Business Insider's full coverage of the Ford-Kavanaugh hearing:

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    Will Corby, Head of Coffee

    • Business Insider spoke to Will Corby, Head of Coffee at Pact, to find out what bad habits we're keeping.
    • He said people should treat coffee like vegetables and bread rather than a long-term product.
    • He also explained why cheap instant coffee should be a red flag.

     

    Whether it's choosing the wrong glass for your wine or abiding by old-school whisky rules, we make mistakes every day when it comes to how we eat and drink.

    And buying and making coffee is no exception.

    To find out what we're doing wrong when we buy, order, and drink it, Business Insider spoke to Will Corby, head of coffee at Pact Coffee, a London startup that delivers freshly roasted and ground coffee by post.

    Corby has been working in the coffee industry for 12 years, has won and judged global barista awards, ran his own coffee shops, and also has experience roasting.

    "For the past 12 years, I've specialised in the absolute pinnacle of coffee quality and optimising the process of growing it, shipping it, importing it, brewing it," he said. 

    He's also been a head judge — appointed by the Colombian government — for the Colombian National Quality Competition for the past two years.

    Now at Pact Coffee, he works on relationships with coffee founders to "develop practices, and increase quality and production in a sustainable manner," he said.

    "We want to show the coffee in the best light we can, brew the coffee in the best possible way, [and] provide it to [people] in a way that makes it easy."

    However, he said there's a lot of steps that go into making sure people have a good cup of coffee every day — and there are plenty of things you can do to make sure you're getting the most out of your java.

    SEE ALSO: The biggest mistake people make when drinking wine is choosing the wrong glass — here's exactly how to drink Bordeaux, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, and pinot noir

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    1. Not buying it fresh like you would vegetables or bread...

    "If you walk into a supermarket in the UK, coffee is treated like a dried fruit," Cory said. "You find it in an aisle with cereal, dried peas, long-life things."

    However, he explained, coffee isn’t really a long-life product.

    "One of the key things to explore is to drink your coffee really fresh," he said. "Think about it like fresh bread or vegetables."

    One of the ways to do this is through a service like Pact, which sends out the coffee the day after it's been roasted, or from a local coffee shop or roaster.



    2. ...Then keeping it for longer than a month

    Coffee in the UK tends to be sold in 250g bags, according to Corby, which typically makes 13, 14, or 15 cups of coffee.

    "That's about two-week supply if you drink it every day," he said, the ideal timeframe.

    "You could be drinking it up to a month after it's been ground, but you’ll notice a drop off in the quality," he said. "After a month, it will begin to taste stale."

    He added that every time you open and close the bag, you’re "allowing the aromatics to escape," meaning your coffee is losing its flavour.



    3. Not making sure your grind size is consistent

    You can usually buy whole beans or ground coffee suited for a cafetiere, drip, or a stove-top.

    While this means you can successfully brew coffee in any of these methods, he said getting a consistent grind size is the real way to get a "really good brew" out of any method.

    "Relatively small particles are going to over-extract, and make coffee taste more bitter than it should," he said.

    Meanwhile, he added that large particles "add a [taste] that feels like acidity, which isn’t very pleasant."

    A "mish-mash" of both will provide "an astringent flavour," according to Corby.

    "You need to buy coffee that is ground quite specifically for the brew method you’re going to use to do it," he said.  "Once you have particles your own size, brew the coffee."



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    cheapest michelin meals

    No matter where in the world you live, it's easy to assume that Michelin-starred dining should be reserved for splurge-worthy special occasions only — and that even then, it may drain your savings.

    However, this is no longer the case, and there are actually some affordable options if you know where and when to go.

    Booking platform Traveloka conducted research into the 50 cheapest Michelin-starred meals in the world— and it found that there are reasonable options all over the planet, starting from just $2.20.

    In order to produce the list, the site used the official Michelin website for each country covered by the guide in order to find the cheapest one and two-star restaurants. It then ranked them by the price of an individual meal, whether it was an the cheapest main à la carte dish available or a set menu.

    According to Traveloka, a meal at the world's most expensive restaurant — Ibiza's Sublimation — would cost the same as a meal in all 50 of the restaurants on this list combined.

    Scroll down to see the 50 most affordable Michelin-starred restaurants on the planet, ranked by price of the cheapest à la carte dish or set menu, from most expensive to cheapest.

    Note: All meal options and local prices are accurate as of June 2018, while all exchange rates are accurate as of August 2018.

    SEE ALSO: The 50 best restaurants in the world in 2018

    50. Dill, Reykjavík, Iceland — $109.50

    The most expensive meal on the list comes from Iceland's Dill — and it's a set menu for 11,900 Icelandic króna ($109.50).



    49. Galt, Oslo, Norway — $103.90

    This set menu is rather high-end, but in the city of Oslo, 865 Norwegian krone ($103.90) is as good as it's going to get for Michelin-starred dining.



    48. Mathias Dahlgren-Matbaren, Stockholm, Sweden — $87.50

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    A modern Nordic à la carte dish from this Stockholm restaurant will cost you 795 Swedish krona, or $87.50.



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    workout fitness exercise boxing

    • High-intensity workouts are some of the best ways to improve health and athletic performance.
    • With a short, intense interval workout, researchers have found that some people see benefits equal to or better than those from conventional exercise routines.
    • Here's how to get started.


    If you want to make the most of a short span of time for working out, consider a high-intensity workout.

    With brief bouts of high-intensity interval training, it's possible to achieve or even exceed the physical benefits that people get from spending much longer periods of time working out.

    "Time is everything for people," Jason Barone, a clinical director at an organization called Professional Physical Therapypreviously told Business Insider"High-intensity training is kind of perfect for the busy schedule — you don't need a gym, you can do it at your home, you're looking at about a 20- to 30-minute workout."

    When Barone and other trainers talk about high-intensity workouts, a number of activities qualify. The basic idea is that people work out at close to full-on intensity for short periods of time instead of doing longer workouts at more moderate, 50-70% exertion levels. Some of these workouts include short sprints, some involve circuits of body-weight exercises, and others use weights or kettlebells.

    High-intensity training is not always better than a more traditional exercise routine. There are good reasons to do longer workouts — they can help your body adapt to achieve certain fitness goals, such as preparing your joints and muscles for the strain of a long race like a marathon. But intense workouts are often the best way for athletes to improve performance.

    They can have powerful effects on health too, helping people rev up metabolism to burn fat, lower blood pressure, and more.

    Here's why you might want to give high-intensity training a try — and what you can do to get started.

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    Even extremely small amounts of all-out effort — just one minute — can have powerful effects on overall fitness.

    In one small study published in 2016, researchers had a group of men do workouts consisting of three 20-second bursts of all-out exertion, with some warm-up, cool-down, and rest in between sets. The results suggested those participants' fitness levels improved as much as those of men who worked out for 45 minutes at moderate intensity.

    Both groups showed almost a 20% gain in one measurement of the body's ability to use oxygen — called VO2 peak — which the authors use to represent cardiorespiratory fitness. There was also a dramatic improvement in how all participants' bodies handled blood sugar. The men in both groups also had a dramatically increased mitochondrial count in their muscles, a sign of good cellular function.

    The difference is that one group got their workouts done much more quickly.



    Muscles respond to sprint intervals in the same way they do to longer workouts.

    One recent small study published in the American Journal of Physiology had eight young adults complete three cycling workouts in a randomized order over the period of three weeks.

    One was a moderate intensity cycle at about 50% of maximum effort for 30 minutes; the second involved going at 75% of max effort for four minutes at a time four times, with one minute rest between each; and the third workout included four 30-second, all-out sprints, with a four-and-a-half minute break after each.

    Muscle biopsies before and after each workout showed similar responses — in each case, their cells reacted in a similar way, indicating that the muscle strengthening efforts of each workout were similar, even if one involved only two minutes of all-out effort.



    Various studies have shown that high-intensity interval workouts can lead to big improvements in blood-sugar levels.

    One review of research found that people who start doing high-intensity workout programs can improve insulin sensitivity by 23-58%. The studies analyzed in that review ranged from two to 16 weeks long.

    Insulin sensitivity helps people's bodies regulate blood sugar levels. Researchers think high-intensity training plays a role because the regimen improves the ability of muscles to take up glucose from blood so those muscles can be ready to jump into action.



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    Costco customer

    • Costco membership can go to some people's heads, according to workers.
    • Business Insider reached out to 49 Costco employees to find out what they wish they could tell shoppers but can't.
    • Common requests were to control your kids, hang up your phone, and help unload the cart.

    Costco membership comes with some obvious perks — namely, access to the retail chain and its food court.

    But according to dozens of Costco workers who spoke with Business Insider, being a member doesn't entitle you to do whatever you want.

    While Costco made Glassdoor's list of best places to work in 2017, employees still had several complaints about shoppers' rude and inconvenient behavior.

    Business Insider spoke to 49 Costco employees about the things they want to tell members but can't. Some of their responses focused on obvious problems, like members being mean and inconsiderate. But some of the tips were more instructive.

    Here's what they had to say.

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    Have your membership card ready at the door

    "Concentrate on handing me your membership card instead of telling me a story," a Costco employee in Minnesota told Business Insider. "I can listen to your story as I do whatever you need me to do, but I can't do that until I have your membership card."



    Don't trash the warehouse

    A Costco employee from Arizona told Business Insider that they wanted to tell members to stop leaving "sample cups all over the floor." "Don't be rude," the employee said. "Clean after yourself."



    Put back items you've picked up

    "Please put back that item that you just threw there," a Costco worker from California told Business Insider. "It doesn't belong there."

    Eight other Costco employees also told Business Insider that they judged members who left products strewn about the store.



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    • More and more unmarried couples are seeking couples therapy to help deal with problems with their in-laws.
    • Research suggests that women are more likely than men to experience tension with their in-laws.
    • According to relationship coach and consultant Peter Pearson, it's best to address these problems sooner than later, because they won't go away on their own.
    • Sometimes the solution is harsh: If your parents don't like your partner, you may have to choose whom to side with.

    Generally speaking, if there's a problem in your relationship, it's best to address it sooner than later, before you accumulate years of resentments that obscure the original, potentially easily fixable issue.

    That's especially true if the problem has to do with your in-laws.

    According to Peter Pearson, a relationship coach and consultant in Menlo Park, California, most couples dealing with in-law issues are "delusionally optimistic": They believe that after they get married, things will get better, and so they brush the issues under the proverbial rug.

    Except that "most of the time," Pearson said, "it does not get better." Sometimes (surprise!) the tension gets worse.

    These days, about one in five couples who come to see Pearson are there to deal with in-law problems. Most are in committed relationships, but not all are married, Pearson said.

    Pearson outlined two types of in-law problems he sees. Either one person is jealous of how much time the other person spends with their family or one person's parents don't like the partner they've chosen.

    In the first instance, Pearson helps the person with the tight-knit family set some boundaries: How much time will they spend visiting their parents or talking with them on the phone? The "marginalized" spouse has to work on being more flexible, Pearson said.

    For couples dealing with the second type of in-law problem, Pearson takes a somewhat harsher approach.

    The person whose parents don't like their partner "has to decide which camp they're in": Should they stand by their partner or defend their family? "It's a tough choice to make," Pearson said, but the third option — sitting in the middle of a "Civil War" — is generally untenable.

    If the person chooses their spouse over the family, that doesn't necessarily mean they no longer show up at family functions. But when they do show up, they stand by their spouse (physically) the whole time to show that they're a team.

    Women may be more likely than men to have problems with their in-laws

    Interestingly, research suggests that women are more likely to have a problematic relationship with their in-laws than men are. A study from the University of Cambridge Center for Family Research and the Stand Alone Institute, cited in the New York Post, found that tension between parents and their son's wife are one of the most common reasons for the dissolution of a relationship.

    Meanwhile, a study led by psychologist Terri Orbuch at the University of Michigan, cited in The Wall Street Journal, found that couples in which the husband was close to his wife's parents were 20% less likely to divorce over the next 16 years than average. When the wife was close to her husband's parents, the couple's risk of divorce was 20% higher.

    Orbuch told The Journal that she suspects wives who feel close to their in-laws may have a hard time setting boundaries — and eventually, they may perceive the in-laws to be meddling.

    Whatever the specific issue with your in-laws, Pearson's advice is to be realistic and to talk about what's going on. Couples "postpone the discussion because it creates tension," he said. But a problem like that rarely disappears without some effort.

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    • As Business Insider's international correspondent, I've spent the past six months traveling through Hong Kong, China, SingaporeGreece, Israel, and Russia, among other places.
    • Most countries these days have homegrown apps that are specifically tailored to the needs of the people who live there.
    • Knowing which apps are most used when visiting a country can make your trip more efficient and seamless. I decided it would be fun to reveal the homegrown apps I used in each country I visited.
    • Among the many, many apps I used were WeChat, KakaoTalk, Naver Maps, Go-Jek, and Grab.

    As Business Insider's international correspondent, I've spent the past six months traveling through Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Greece, Israel, and Russia, among other places.

    Traveling for a living is a fun, exhilarating, and, quite frankly, exhausting experience. But the best way to make it more fun and less exhausting is to have a digital toolkit — i.e., a smartphone loaded up with every app I need to get things done as efficiently as possible.

    When I get off a plane, I want to know how much money to take out of the ATM, how to hail a cab, where the best hole-in-the-wall restaurant is for dinner, and how to say, "I'd like to order 10 of those, please."

    But contrary to many Americans' expectations,  not every country uses GoogleMaps or Uber. Most countries these days have homegrown apps that are specifically tailored to the needs of the people who live there. Researching which apps are most used in each country I visited made traveling much easier.

    With 12 countries checked off on the trip so far (and who knows how many to go), I decided it was time to reveal the apps I used in each country. 

    Perhaps you'll find some inspiration for your next trip abroad.

    SEE ALSO: I've been traveling the world for 6 months, and these are the apps I can't live without

    Anywhere: ExpressVPN ($12.95/month)

    If you plan on traveling to China, Russia, or any other country with a limited internet, plan on getting ExpressVPN. VPNs, or virtual private networks, create a secure internet tunnel connecting where you are with some other place on the network, like the US. If you want to get over China's Great Firewall, VPNs are the way to do it.

    ExpressVPN is not the cheapest VPN around but, in my experience, it's the fastest and most reliable.

    Download ExpressVPN »



    Anywhere: Google Translate (free)

    Yes, Google Translate can teach you how to say "Nǐ hǎo" — but did you know you can download entire languages for offline translation, or hold it up to signs or menus for instant translation?

    Download Google Translate »



    Hong Kong: OpenRice (free)

    The quality of restaurant and other small business recommendations in any place you visit depends entirely on having an active community for a particular app. OpenRice doesn't have the best interface in the world, but it is what Hong Kongers use most to find that perfect bowl of noodles.



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    oprah winfrey

    • Oprah Winfrey's net worth is $2.9 billion, according to Forbes.
    • She spends her fortune on property across the globe, a private jet, vacations for her friends and staff, and investments in health and wellness-oriented companies.
    • Winfrey also donates time and money to a variety of philanthropic causes.

    Oprah Winfrey came from humble beginnings— now she's worth $2.9 billion, according to Forbes.

    So what exactly does she do with all that cash?

    We took a look at Winfrey's spending habits over the last few decades, and learned that she's got property across the globe and a private jet — but she also supports a range of philanthropic causes. And she's been known to take her friends and staff on lavish vacations, including "glamping" in Yosemite and a 10-day cruise.

    Find out more about how Winfrey spends her money:

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    Oprah Winfrey is a media mogul, a philanthropist, and an actress.



    Her current net worth is $2.9 billion, according to Forbes.

    Source: Forbes



    Winfrey spends her fortune many ways, purchasing real estate across the globe, investing in businesses, and supporting philanthropic causes.



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    13 best places to travel in november

    • To find the best places to visit in November 2018, Business Insider looked at climate data, cultural calendars, and peak travel times.
    • November is outside peak tourism season for most destinations, meaning you can save a bundle on airfare and hotels and won't have to battle throngs of tourists.
    • The best places to visit in November include the home of the breathtaking Lantern Festival in Thailand, foliage-rich Boston, and a "strange and alien landscape" in Namibia.


    November is firmly outside of peak tourism season for many of the top destinations in the world.

    But that's exactly it's the right time for an end-of-year vacation. Between the thinning crowds and the cash you'll save on hotels and airfare, there are plenty of reasons why you should be looking at a November getaway.

    We looked at airfare trends, climate data, and cultural calendars to select 13 vacation spots that are some of the best places to visit in November. They include the home of a spiritual lantern festival in Thailand, a city where you can catch the end of New England's foliage season, and a "strange and alien landscape" in Southern Africa that has to be seen to be believed.

    These destinations offer something for every traveler, whether you're a beach lover, a thrill seeker, a history buff, or someone who likes to explore uncharted territory. Read on for the 13 places you should visit in November, and plan away.

    SEE ALSO: The 13 best places to visit in October for every type of traveler

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    Boston, Massachusetts

    Visit Boston in November and you'll catch the tail end of fall foliage season. Boston Common and the adjacent Public Garden are two especially popular places to see the stunning reds, yellows, and oranges.

    If you can withstand the crisp New England temperatures, November is the perfect time to take a stroll around this hotbed of American history. And the weekend before Thanksgiving, there's no better place to visit than nearby Plymouth, the birthplace of the holiday, for its annual America's Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration.



    San Diego, California

    San Diego is by no means a summer-only destination.

    In fact, November may be the one of the best months to visit this laid-back California city — the weather remains in the 60s and 70s, you'll save a bundle on hotels and airfare, and the summertime crowds will have long departed.

    It may be a tad too breezy for a day at the beach, but if events like San Diego Beer Week, the San Diego Jazz Fest, and the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival are more your speed, then November is the month for you.



    Kauai, Hawaii

    November is one of the cheapest times of the year to fly to Hawaii (although February takes top honors in that department).

    Like the rest of Hawaii, Kauai's climate barely changes from month to month, with highs in the mid-70s Fahrenheit. 

    What sets Kauai apart is its lush scenery and serene beauty. You won't find too many mega-resorts or throngs of tourists here, just stunning wildlife, friendly people, and good vibes.



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    Anderson Cooper of CNN, Rachel Maddow of MSNBC, and Sean Hannity of Fox News are three of the biggest primetime anchors in media today.

    Each anchor and their respective cable news network takes a unique and different angle on the news of the day during primetime programming. As a result, their audiences can come away with different perspectives on what's happening in the US today.

    Because of the role and platform that each host has, all three are able to shape and influence what viewers believe is the most important news in the world.

    For a week, we watched all of their shows to compare what news each led their program off with. Here's how the three primetime cable news anchors opened up their shows every night from September 10-14.

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    Monday, September 10: Anderson Cooper, CNN

    Cooper, who frequently opens his 8 p.m. ET show with his "Keeping Them Honest" segment, led off his show discussing the White House's response to the anonymous op-ed in the New York Times and its search to find out who wrote it.

    He also talked about Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear: Trump in the White House", and how President Donald Trump and his administration were responding to the book.



    Monday, September 10: Rachel Maddow, MSNBC

    Maddow, who comes on the air on MSNBC at 9 p.m. ET, opened up her show discussing the developments on Hurricane Florence. She was the first of the three anchors sampled to discuss the hurricane at the top of her show, and the only one to discuss the storm at the top of the show all five nights that week.

    She also talked about: the Republican attempt to set up a confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh later in the week, the Democrats' attempts to delay the vote, the court proceedings surrounding Russian agent Maria Butina, the White House's response to Woodward's forthcoming book, former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos being sentenced to prison for 14 days, and Trump's expected declassification of Justice Department surveillance documents.



    Monday, September 10: Sean Hannity, Fox News

    Hannity, who comes on at 9 p.m. ET on Fox News, led off his show with his well-known "Opening Monologue" discussing the Democrats' desire to impeach Trump if they win back the House of Representatives in the midterm elections this fall.

    He also addressed policies Democratic candidates would support if elected to Congress, the impact the midterm elections could have on the Trump agenda, and the alleged bias and corruption of the "deep state" in the Justice Department and FBI toward Trump.



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    Elon Musk

    • Someone launched a website selling merchandise to raise money for Tesla CEO Elon Musk after he was sued by the SEC.
    • The Shopify store sells tote bags, bathing suits, T-shirts and coffee mugs all with the goal to "Save Elon from the SEC."
    • The SEC filed charges against Musk on Thursday alleging that he made "false and misleading statements" about Tesla in August.

    A site selling "Save Elon" merchandise has been launched to raise awareness for Tesla CEO Elon Musk's lawsuit with the Security Exchange Commission. 

    The Shopify store sells tote bags, bathing suits, T-shirts and coffee mugs all with the goal to "Save Elon from the SEC."

    A bathing suit on the site sells for $69, while a tote bag can be bought for $25, and a T-shirt for $26. Baby onesies sell for $32.

    It remains unknown who started the shop, or if funds made from selling the products will help cover billionaire Musk's defense fund. 

    The founder's description for the site says they want to "help Elon Musk with this preposterous SEC filing against him."

    "By purchasing these products, we vow to spread the word, to rise up and shout for what is right! As citizens of planet earth, we must show our support for innovation, for attempting to create a positive future, and for our fearless change agent of the world, Elon Musk," the shop description says.

    The SEC filed charges against Musk on Thursday, claiming the Tesla CEO made "false and misleading statements" about Tesla in August, when he told his followers his plan to take his electric-car company private at $420 a share.

    Tesla shares fell as much as 11% in after-hours trading following the tweets.

    Now, the SEC wants to bar Musk from being an officer or director of a public company.

    Musk said in a company statement to Business Insider that he was "deeply saddened and disappointed" by the lawsuit, which he called "unjustified."

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    • Sen. Jeff Flake said his shock move in calling for a delay of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation vote was because the Senate is "just falling apart."
    • In an interview published Saturday, Flake said he was overwhelmed by the frenzy surrounding the vote and discouraged by lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where "there's no trust" across party lines. 
    • Despite his call for the investigation, the Arizona senator said he still intends to vote for Kavanaugh "unless they turn up something."

    Sen. Jeff Flake said he decided to call for a delay of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation vote because the Senate is "just falling apart."

    In an interview published Saturday in The Atlantic, Flake said his refusal to issue a vote on Kavanaugh without a week-long "pause" for an FBI investigation into the allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh was a last-ditch effort to overcome partisan battles that have plagued the confirmation process.

    "The US Senate as an institution—we’re coming apart at the seams," the Arizona senator said. "There’s no currency, no market for reaching across the aisle. It just makes it so difficult."

    Flake, a key Republican swing vote, was the center of attention on Friday as he conferred with longtime friend and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons, as well as other Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, before making his surprise proposal.

    After three women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, lawmakers disagreed along party lines about how to proceed. Republicans pushed to move forward with Kavanaugh's confirmation after hearing testimony from him and one of his accusers, the California professor Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. But Democrats said there had to be an FBI background check into the claims against Kavanaugh before a final confirmation vote. They also slammed Republicans for refusing to call other witnesses to testify.

    "We can’t just have the committee acting like this," Flake said. "The majority and minority parties and their staffs just don’t work well together. There’s no trust. In the investigation, they can’t issue subpoenas like they should. It’s just falling apart."

    Flake said he was overwhelmed by "the hearing itself, the aftermath of the hearing, watching pundits talk about it on cable TV, seeing the protesters outside, encountering them in the hall." He added that he found an ally in Coons.

    "I told Chris, 'Our country's coming apart on this — and it can't,'" Flake said. "And he felt the same."

    Coons and Flake stepped into the spotlight Friday, both with impassioned appeals to the committee for an FBI investigation minutes after two women who say they are sexual assault survivors cornered Flake in an elevator and said that by voting in favor of Kavanaugh's confirmation, he was telling women that "assault doesn't matter."

    Flake said their "poignant" accounts came after he and other lawmakers saw an emotional and widespread response to Ford's testimony Thursday. He added that all those things weighed on him leading up to the Friday afternoon vote.

    Flake had released a statement that morning announcing that he would vote in favor of moving Kavanaugh's nomination out of committee and onto the Senate floor. He told The Atlantic that despite his call for an investigation, he still intended to support Kavanaugh, "unless they turn up something — and they might."

    Read the rest of the interview here»

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    • CNN founder Ted Turner has revealed he's battling Lewy body dementia. 
    • The neurodegenerative disease alters his memory, mood, movement, and behavior. 
    • Turner opened up about his battle with the disease in an interview with CBS set to air on Sunday morning.

    CNN founder Ted Turner revealed he is suffering from Lewy body dementia, a neurodegenerative disease that alters his memory, mood, movement and behavior.

    In an interview set to air on CBS on Sunday, Turner, 79, opened up about his struggle with the disease and said he has a hard time remembering its name.

    "It's a mild case of what people have as Alzheimer's," Turner said in the interview. "It's similar to that. But not nearly as bad. Alzheimer's is fatal. Thank goodness I don't have that. But, I also have got... I can't remember the name of it."

    Then Turner said: "Dementia. I can't remember what my disease is."

    Lewy body dementia affects more than a million individuals in the United States, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services.

    In excerpts of the interview released by CBS, Turner said he was misdiagnosed with depression before doctors realized it was actually dementia that was affecting him.

    He added that his main symptoms are being tired, exhausted and forgetful.

    The billionaire philanthropist launched CNN in 1980 as the country’s first 24-hour all-news network.

    He later became the vice chairman of Time Warner but resigned in 2003 and is no longer involved in the company. He said that other than occasionally watching CNN, he doesn't watch much news anymore.

    "I think they're sticking with politics a little too much," Turner said. "They'd do better to have a more balanced agenda. But that's, you know, just one person's opinion."

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