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    Every year, it seems like Black Friday starts a little bit earlier — and gets a little bit crazier. You've probably seen the headlines condemning big-box retailers for opening during Thanksgiving dinner and I'm sure you've heard the horror stories of long lines, mob scenes, brawls, and tramplings, among other shopping catastrophes.

    This Thanksgiving, you don't even have to leave the dinner table before you get a slice of pumpkin pie to get in on the best deals. Luckily, plenty of retailers are releasing their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals ahead of time, so you can actually spend Thanksgiving weekend the way it's meant to be spent — eating. 

    Cole Haan is one of the brands that, starting today, is helping you get Black Friday prices without dreaded in-store lines or website crashes. Now through November 27, Cole Haan will be running three great sales where you'll find discounts on its wide selection of quality-crafted, stylish, and comfortable shoes.

    Here's what to expect from Cole Haan's offerings, starting today through Cyber Monday:

    • Black Friday Event: From November 18 - 24, take 50% off a selection of 400+ boots, Grand styles, bags, and outerwear, plus take 30% off everything else.
    • Cyber Monday EventFrom November 25 - 27, take 50% off everything, plus take an extra 10% off your purchase with code "CYBER".

    Whether you've never shopped at Cole Haan before, or you're already are a loyal wearer, we can bet you'll find something you'll love on their site. We already checked it out and found 17 of the best men's and women's shoe deals you can find at the sale right now.

    Shop men's and women's styles from Cole Haan here, or see our picks below.

    Looking for more deals? We've rounded up the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on the internet.

    ZERØGRAND Water Resistant Hiker Boot

    Men's ZERØGRAND Water Resistant Hiker Boot, $210 (originally $300) [You save $90]



    ZERØGRAND Explore Waterproof Hiker Boot

    Women's ZERØGRAND Explore Waterproof Hiker Boot, $196 (originally $280) [You save $84]



    Wagner Grand Waterproof Cap-Toe Boot

    Men's Wagner Grand Waterproof Cap-Toe Boot, $224 (originally $320) [You save $96]



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    M.Gemi

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday are generally synonymous with major savings on tech, mattresses, furniture, and other big purchases most people wait all year to make.

    But for some of us, the most exciting discounts are the ones on clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories. We may not wait all year to buy them, but there's still no better feeling that scoring a great deal on a coat you've been eyeing, or a wardrobe basic you've been meaning to stock up on anyway.

    Whether you're shopping for yourself or looking to check off your holiday gift list, I have no doubt you'll find what you're looking for in this roundup of women's fashion deals, which includes our favorite department stores (like Nordstrom) and clothing and accessory startups (like Dagne Dover, Bombas, M.Gemi, and Tommy John, to name a few). Below you'll find all the best stores and their Cyber Monday deals in alphabetical order. Plus, we'll continue to update this through Cyber Monday as we learn more information about deals.

    To potentially save more on Cyber Monday, visit Business Insider Coupons to find up-to-date promo codes for a range of online stores.

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    ADAY:

    • Get an instant $20 back on every item you purchase from November 19-25. Shop thisisADAY.com

    Adidas:

    • Save up to 50% on shoes, apparel, gear, and more from November 20-27. Shop adidas.com.

    Alpha Industries:

    Amazon Fashion:

    • Save up to 50% on styles from Amazon Fashion brands. Shop amazon.com.

    Andrew Marc:

    • Save up to 30% off the current collection, plus 25% off sitewide with code “AMFRIDAY” from November 12-24, shop new markdowns plus an additional 30% off sitewide from November 25-28. Shop andrewmarc.com.

    Ann Taylor:

    • Get 40% off everything with the code “THANKFUL”. Shop anntaylor.com.

    AUrate:

    • Take 25% off with the code “BLACK25” at checkout November 22-25. Shop auratenewyork.com.

    AYR:

    • Find 50 final sale styles for 50% off, with new styles added throughout the same, from November 23-25. Shop ayr.com.

    Backcountry:

    • Save 30% on select gear and apparel from November 18-21, save 25% on one full-priced ArcTeryx item with code "TAKE25ARC" from November 19-26. Shop backcountry.com.

    Ban.do:

    • Save 30% sitewide (excluding Iconery) from November 22-27, with code "THIRTYOFF". Shop bando.com.

    Bandier:

    • Save 20% off sitewide through November 26. Shop bandier.com.

    Bob's Watches:

    • From November 23-26, take $100 off orders over $2,000, $200 off orders of $4,000 or more, and $400 off orders of $15,000. Shop bobswatches.com.

    Bombas:

    • Save 20% off the entire site from November 19-26. Shop bombas.com.

    Bonobos:

    • Save up to 30% through November 25 with code “DEALWEEK”, and 35% off on November 26 with code "MONDAY". Shop bonobos.com.

    Bugatchi:

    • Take an extra 30% off for a total of 50% off savings with code “CYBER30” now through Cyber Monday. Shop bugatchi.com.

    Caraa:

    • From November 23-26, receive 25% off the site plus free U.S. shipping by using the code “THANKFUL” at checkout. Shop caraa.com.

    Clarks:

    • Use the code "CYBER" to save 30% on your purchase. Shop clarksusa.com.

    Club Monaco:

    • Take 25% off $150+, 30% off $250+, and 35% off $400+ from November 21-24, with code "CMBLACKFRIDAY18". Shop clubmonaco.com.

    Coach:

    • Now through November 27 at 3 a.m. ET, take 30% off select styles with promo code “THANKS18”. Shop coach.com.

    Cole Haan:

    • Save 50% on select styles and 30% on everything else from November 18-24. Shop colehaan.com.

    Dagne Dover:

    DSTLD:

    • Until November 26, save 25% sitewide using the promo code “BIBF2018” at checkout. Shop DSTLD.com.

    Everlane:

    EyeBuyDirect:

    • November 19-30, buy one pair of frames and get the second free with promo code "GOBOGO" at checkout. Shop eyebuydirect.com.

    Filippo Loreti:

    • Save 20% on one watch, 25% on two watches, or 30% on three watches. Shop filippoloreti.com.

    Fossil:

    Frank and Oak:

    • November 21-25, save 30% off select styles with promo code "BLACKFRIDAY30".Plus, current subscription members can save up to 30% on the Style Plan from November 19 through December 16, with special bonus gifts included in each box. Shop frankandoak.com.

    Frilly:

    • Save 40% off sitewide now through November 26. Sign up with your email to shop the sale earlier. Shop frilly.com.

    GREATS:

    • Save 25% off sitewide with code "HOLIDAZE" from November 21 through November 26. Shop greats.com.

    Happy Socks:

    • Save 40% on select products from November 19-26. Shop happysocks.com.

    HATCH:

    • Take 20% off select collections that are tagged with the code “GRATEFUL20” November 21 through the morning of November 27. Shop hatchcollection.com.

    J.Crew:

    • Take 40% off full-price items and 50% off already discounted items from November 23-24. Shop jcrew.com.

    JCPenney:

    • Take up to 50% off sitewide. Get $25 off a purchase of $25 or more in store or online when you purchase $100 in gift cards or e-gift cards. In-store shoppers may be awarded coupons up to $500 off. Shop jcpenney.com.

    Jomashop:

    • Save up to 75% sitewide. Plus, get a free Royce leather wallet on orders over $100 by using the promo code "FREEWALLET" at checkout. Shop jomashop.com.

    Knix:

    • Save up to 50% sitewide from November 19-25. Shop knixwear.com.

    Levi's:

    • Save 40% on all items from November 21-26. You'll also find special daily offers during this time period. Shop levi.com.

    Linjer:

    • Save up to 50% in-stock watches sitewide. Shop linjer.co.

    L.L.Bean:

    • November 21-27, save 20% on apparel and outerwear. Shop llbean.com.

    M.Gemi:

    • Save 25% on any pair of shoes from November 19-26. Shop mgemi.com.

    Mackage:

    • Save up to 40% on select styles from November 22-25. Shop mackage.com.

    Macy’s:

    • Save up to 70% off clothes, home goods, jewelry, and more. Plus take an extra 15-20% off or get $10 back on purchases of $25 or more in select departments with the promo code "BLKFRI" and "BLKFRI25" (respectively) at checkout. Shop macys.com.

    Maison Miru:

    • Get the Surprise Ear Bar Trio (includes two pairs of studs and one ear cuff, guaranteed to be a $100+ value, regularly retails for $69) for just $49 from November 20-26. No code necessary. Shop maisonmiru.com.

    Mejuri:

    • Save 10% off one item, 15% off two, and 20% off three or more items from November 23-26. Shop mejuri.com.

    Mott & Bow:

    • Now through 5 a.m. November 25, new customers save 25% sitewide, 30% on orders of $200 or more, and 35% on orders of $300 or more with promo code "SHOPEARLY." Shop mottandbow.com.

    MVMT:

    • Until November 29, save up to 25% sitewide and get free shipping. Shop mvmtwatches.com.

    Naadam:

    • November 23, midnight through 3 p.m., save 25% on select full-price styles with no promo code. From 3 p.m. until November 26, save 20% on any two styles using promo code "FRIYAY20." Shop naadam.com.

    Need Supply Co.:

    • 20% discount sitewide from November 23-25 with the code “BACKINBLACK.” Shop needsupply.com.

    Nike:

    • Save an extra 25% on sale styles with the promo code "THANKS" at checkout. Shop nike.com.

    Nisolo:

    • From November 22-24, save up to 60% off select shoe and bag styles. Shop nisolo.com.

    Nordstrom:

    • Save up to 60% on select items from November 21-26 and shop designer clearance items up to 40% off, starting today. Nordy Club Rewards card members can get extra points November 23-24. Shop nordstrom.com.

    Nordstrom Rack:

    • You'll find new deals on shoes, bags, and clothing every 24 hours from November 19-26. Shop nordstromrack.com.

    Pact:

    • Save up to 65% sitewide this weekend. Shop pact.com.

    Petite Studio:

    • Get 20% off orders under $450, 25% off orders of $450-$750, and 30% off orders of $750+, from November 21-27. Shop petitestudio.com.

    Primary:

    • Save 25% sitewide, plus get free shipping from November 21-26. Shop primary.com.

    PUMA:

    • Save up to 50% on select styles using the promo code "PUMANOV" at checkout. Shop puma.com.

    RAEN:

    • Save 40% on all eyewear, excluding sale items, from November 21-25. Shop raen.com.

    Ralph Lauren:

    • Save 40% on your order when you spend $125 or more with promo code "TAKE40" at checkout. Plus, save an extra 10% on select outerwear and cold weather accessories. Shop ralphlauren.com.

    Ramy Brook:

    • Save up to 70% off, plus get an extra 25% off for Black Friday with code “BLACKFRI25” from November 22-25, and get 30% off sitewide with the code "CYBERMON30". Shop ramybrook.com.

    Rebag:

    • Take 15% off sitewide with code "BFRIDAY" from November 21 through Cyber Monday. Shop rebag.com.

    Reebok:

    • Save 40% off sitewide from November 22-25 with code “BF40”. Shop reebok.com.

    Rent the Runway:

    • Save 40% sitewide, including Update and Unlimited subscriptions and Reserve. Shop renttherunway.com.

    Rhone:

    • Save 25% off sitewide, plus take 35% off orders of $350 or more from November 21-25. Shop rhone.com.

    Richer Poorer:

    Sarah Flint:

    • Take $50 off 2 pairs of shoes, $100 off 3 pairs, and $150 off 4 pairs. Shop sarahflint.com.

    Scotch & Soda:

    • Take an additional 25% off sale items November 23-25. Shop scotch-soda.com.

    SCOTTeVEST:

    • Save 30% on your entire purchase with code “CYBER18” now through November 26. Shop scottevest.com.

    Senreve:

    • Get a free limited-edition bracelet pouch with purchases of $500 or more, starting on Thanksgiving (November 22). Shop senreve.com.

    Shopbop:

    • Take 15% off orders of $200+, 20% off orders of $500+, and 25% off orders of $800+ with code “MORE18”. Shop shopbop.com.

    Soia & Kyo:

    • Save up to 40% on select styles from November 22-25. Shop soiakyo.com.

    Soludos:

    • Save 25% sitewide through November 24. Shop soludos.com.

    STATE Bags:

    • Save 35% off sitewide. A portion of Black Friday proceeds will be donated to the Osborne Foundation. Shop statebags.com.

    Theory:

    • Spend and save at Theory. Get 20% off when you spend $200, 25% off $400, and 30% off $600. Shop theory.com.

    ThredUP:

    • Sign up for thredUP and receive email-only mystery promos from November 19-21. New customers receive 30% off sitewide with code “BIGSCORE” from November 23-26. Shop thredUP.com.

    Timex:

    • November 23-26, save 30% on everything. Shop timex.com.

    Tommy John:

    • Get 20% off sitewide when you spend $100 or more from November 22-26. On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you'll find limited-edition styles. Shop tommyjohn.com.

    Uniqlo:

    • Shop deals on down, flannel, HEATTECH products and more, plus free shipping on all orders. Shop uniqlo.com.

    Zappos:

    • Get big savings on footwear and apparel starting November 22. Shop zappos.com.

    Zenni Optical:

    Get 20% off everything, plus 30% off Blokz lenses with code “BLACKFRIDAY” now through November 25. Shop zennioptical.com.

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    Looking for more deals? We've rounded up the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on the internet.

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    • In March, I left New York to travel around the world as Business Insider's international correspondent. In total, in my life, I've traveled to 30-plus countries and countless cities.
    • As someone who travels full-time, I rarely cook and I am constantly looking for good, healthy, and cheap food near me. But that's difficult when you are in new places you haven't explored yet.
    • My best tip for finding good, healthy, cheap food in a new place is to research the restaurant recommendation app or crowdsourced review site most used by residents of the place you are visiting. 
    • The most-used recommendation app changes from country to country and even city to city. But, if you know which one people use, you can tap into locals' knowledge instead of relying on the concierge at your hotel.

    I'm not ashamed to call myself a foodie. The term has become wildly overused, abused, and then derided in recent years, but I take it to mean someone who is genuinely interested in the world's multivarious cuisines.

    So you can imagine that when I left New York in March to become Business Insider's international correspondent  — and travel full-time — it was a dream come true.

    But then I touched down in Hong Kong and the question hit me: How am I going to know which are the good places to eat?

    Luckily, Americans aren't the only people who obsessively use smartphones. Everywhere I've been — 13 countries and counting this year — locals find restaurants in much the same way I do when I'm home in New York. They use crowd-sourced review apps like FourSquare or Yelp.

    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.

    While TripAdvisor always has plenty of reviews no matter where you travel, the community is fellow travelers, not locals. That means you are getting recommendations from another person who is exploring a place they barely know. It's the blind leading the blind.

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    Read More: I've visited more than 30 countries, and the best trick I've found to avoid crushing crowds is a free online tool

    Usually, there is one app that has the most active local community doing the usual: leaving tips, posting food porn, and dropping reviews for their favorite spot. It's rarely, if ever, Yelp or FourSquare.

    In China, the app to use is Dianping or Meituan. In Hong Kong, everyone uses OpenRice. Singaporeans use OpenRice and HungryGoWhere, among others (Singapore is a city of foodies, so there's a few). In Korea, MangoPlate is the way to go. In Dubai, everyone uses Zomato.

    I could go on.

    When I traveled when I was younger, the first thing I would do in a new place is ask a local their favorite restaurant. While I still do that, I always ask another question: What app do you use to find good food?

    There's always an answer. And once I have that, I feel like I have the key to the city.

    SEE ALSO: 6 months of traveling taught me to be wary of Instagram, and 2 photos of one of China's most treasured sites will show you why

    DON'T MISS: I've been traveling the world for 6 months, and these are the best apps for each country I couldn't live without

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    Jerome Corsi signs copies of his books at the Book Expo America in New York, Wednesday, May 25, 2011.

    • The far-right political commentator Jerome Corsi is in plea talks with the special counsel Robert Mueller.
    • Corsi is one of the central figures in Mueller's investigation into whether members of President Donald Trump's campaign had advance knowledge of Russia's hack of the Democratic National Committee and WikiLeaks' subsequent dissemination of stolen emails.
    • Corsi is close to the longtime GOP strategist Roger Stone, and he said last week that Mueller's office told him he would be indicted for perjury.

    Jerome Corsi, a far-right conspiracy theorist and close associate of GOP strategist Roger Stone, is in talks with the special counsel Robert Mueller about a possible plea deal.

    The news comes after Corsi said last week that Mueller's office told him he would be indicted for perjury.

    "I fully anticipate that the next few days I will be indicted by Mueller for some form rather [sic] of giving false information to the special counsel ... or [however] they want to do the indictment," Corsi said on a YouTube livestream this month. "But I'm going to be criminally charged."

    Corsi was served a subpoena in August by Mueller to testify before a grand jury. Mueller was reportedly investigating whether Corsi had prior knowledge of the Hillary Clinton campaign's hacked emails — which were later delivered to and published online by the radical pro-transparency group WikiLeaks — and whether he passed those emails on to Stone.

    Stone, a former adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign, is under scrutiny by the special counsel for his connection with Julian Assange (WikiLeaks' founder) and Guccifer 2.0, a Russia-linked hacker believed to be a front for the GRU.

    Read more: Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi says Mueller told him he will be indicted for perjury

    Corsi, formerly the Washington bureau chief of conspiracy-theory-website InfoWars, suggested Mueller had material evidence for his case.

    "When they have your emails and phone records ... they're very good at the perjury trap," Corsi told NBC producer Anna Schecter.

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    In 2016, days before a trove of emails were leaked, Stone made several statements on Twitter that eventually attracted attention from investigators. Stone previously tweeted "it will soon [be] Podesta's time in the barrel," in reference to John Podesta, Clinton's embattled campaign manager, whose emails were breached.

    Corsi later claimed to be the inspiration behind Stone's tweets that suggested Podesta's brewing troubles. One person familiar with the situation said Mueller's team was reviewing communications with Trump's associates, in which Corsi and Stone appeared to take credit for the release of the hacked emails, according to NBC News. The source added that there has yet to be evidence of their potential involvement in the email's hack or subsequent release to the public.

    Corsi denied having prior knowledge of the emails. Stone reportedly described his alleged ties with Russia as a "left-wing conspiracy theory" and claimed Corsi did not tip him off about WikiLeaks' possession of the emails prior to its public release.

    "For the record, I have never had any communication of any kind with Julian Assange, WikiLeaks, or Guccifer 2.0, or any Russian agents of any kind, including those mythical Russian agents who the Democrats believe wanted to throw the election for Trump," Corsi reportedly wrote on InfoWars in March 2017.

    Stone, meanwhile, casts doubt on Mueller's investigation and has indicated that the special counsel does not have enough proof against him or Corsi. He pointed out that he has taken two polygraph tests and passed both. He also said his attorneys have reviewed all his written communications with the far-right commentator. And he said Corsi had been "squeezed hard" by prosecutors but "refuses to do anything but tell the truth."

    SEE ALSO: Mueller used George Papadopoulos' own tweets against him in a new court filing

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    Bonobos

    While Black Friday and Cyber Monday are often regarded as the best days of the year to save big on the latest tech, mattresses, major home appliances, and more, it's also a great time to buy new clothes.

    Sure, most brands have some impressive sales throughout the year, but Black Friday weekend is without question your best opportunity to save. 

    Cyber Monday is the perfect time to get some of your shopping done for the holiday season, but it's also a chance to splurge on yourself a little bit. You'll find deals at department stores and big brand names like Nordstrom and Ralph Lauren, as well as startups like Bonobos, Mott & Bow, and Twillory.

    To prevent you from missing out on sales by simply not seeing them, we rounded up over 40 of the best deals on men's fashion. Whether you're shopping for suits and dress shoes, sportswear and sneakers, or essential accessories like socks, ties, watches, and sunglasses, you'll find a ton of great stores with sales here (all in alphabetical order).

    To potentially save more on Cyber Monday, you can visit Business Insider Coupons to find up-to-date promo codes for a range of online stores.

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    Adidas:

    • Save up to 50% on shoes, apparel, gear, and more for men, women, and kids, through November 27. Shop adidas.com.

    Allen Edmonds:

    Alpha Industries:

    Amazon Fashion:

    • Save up to 50% on styles from Amazon Fashion brands. Shop amazon.com.

    Backcountry:

    • Save 30% on select gear and apparel from November 18 to 21. Save 25% on one full-priced ArcTeryx item with code “TAKE25ARC” from November 19-26. Shop backcountry.com.

    Basic Outfitters:

    • Until November 25, get $10 off the small Create-A-Drawer with code “BFRIDAYBASIC10” and get $15 off the large Create-A-Drawer with code “BFRIDAYBASIC15”. Shop basicoutfitters.com.

    Bob's Watches:

    • From November 23-26, take $100 off orders over $2,000, $200 off orders of $4,000 or more, and $400 off orders of $15,000. Shop bobswatches.com.

    Bombas:

    • Save 20% off the entire site from November 19-26. Shop bombas.com.

    Bombfell:

    • November 20-26, first-time clients can save $40 on their first purchase. Get started on a clothing subscription box at bombfell.com.

    Bonobos:

    • Save 25% off orders of $150+ or 30% off orders of $250+ from November 19-25 with code “DEALWEEK”. Shop bonobos.com.

    Bugatchi:

    • Take an extra 30% off for a total of 50% off savings with code “CYBER30” now through Cyber Monday. Shop bugatchi.com.

    Clarks:

    • Use the code "CYBER" to save 30% on your purchase. Shop clarksusa.com.

    Coach:

    • Now through November 27 at 3 a.m. ET, take 30% off select styles with promo code “THANKS18”. Shop coach.com.

    Cole Haan:

    • Save 50% on select styles and 30% on everything else from November 18-24. Shop colehaan.com.

    Columbia Sportswear:

    • Until November 25, save up to 50% on almost everything. Plus, when you spend $125, you’ll receive a $25 gift card to use on a future purchase between November 30 and December 24. Shop columbia.com.

    Dagne Dover:

    DSTLD:

    • Until November 26, save 25% sitewide using the promo code “BIBF2018” at checkout. Shop DSTLD.com.

    East Dane:

    • Save 15% on orders of $200 or more, 20% on orders of $500 or more, and 25% on orders of $800 or more, for savings of up to 25% on full-price items and up to 60% off sale items with code “MORE18” now through November 25. Shop eastdane.com.

    EyeBuyDirect:

    • November 19-30, buy one pair of frames and get the second free, with the promo code “GOBOGO” at checkout. Shop eyebuydirect.com.

    Filippo Loreti:

    • Save 20% on one watch, 25% on two watches, or 30% on three watches. Shop filippoloreti.com.

    Fossil:

    Frank and Oak:

    • November 21-25, save 30% off select styles with promo code “BLACKFRIDAY30”. Plus, current members can save up to 30% on the Style Plan from November 19 through December 16, with special bonus gifts included in each box. Shop frankandoak.com.

    GREATS:

    • Save 25% off sitewide with code “HOLIDAZE” from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Shop greats.com.

    Happy Socks:

    • Save 40% on select products from November 19-26. Shop happysocks.com.

    Indochino:

    • Save up to 70% sitewide with promo code “BLKFRI” now through November 25. With the deal, the suits are as low as $289 — the brand’s lowest price ever. Shop indochino.com.

    J.Crew:

    • Save 50% on your entire purchase using the promo code “TGIF” at checkout. Shop jcrew.com.

    JCPenney:

    • Take up to 50% off sitewide. Get $25 off a purchase of $25 or more in store or online when you purchase $100 in gift cards or e-gift cards. In-store shoppers may be awarded coupons up to $500 off. Shop jcpenney.com.

    Jomashop:

    • Save up to 75% sitewide. Plus, get a free Royce leather wallet on orders over $100 by using the promo code “FREEWALLET” at checkout. Shop jomashop.com.

    Levi’s:

    • Save 40% on all items from November 21-26. You’ll also find special daily offers during this time period. Shop levi.com.

    Linjer:

    • Save up to 50% in-stock watches sitewide. Shop linjer.co.

    L.L.Bean:

    • November 21-27, save 20% on apparel and outerwear. Shop llbean.com.

    M.Gemi:

    • Save 25% on any pair of shoes from November 19-26. Shop mgemi.com.

    Macy’s:

    • Save up to 70% off clothes, home goods, jewelry, and more. Plus take an extra 15-20% off or get $10 back on purchases of $25 or more in select departments with the promo code "BLKFRI" and "BLKFRI25" (respectively) at checkout. Shop macys.com.

    Mackage:

    • Save up to 40% on select styles from November 22-25. Shop mackage.com.

    MeUndies:

    • Get 20% off when you spend $50, 25% off when you spend $100, and 30% off when you spend $150. Members get an additional 25% off membership pricing November 23-25. Shop meundies.com.

    Mika Jaymes:

    • Save 30% sitewide with code "CYBER30" now through November 30. Shop mikajaymes.com.

    Ministry of Supply:

    Mizzen + Main:

    • Get two dress shirts for $200 from November 23-26 (Black Friday-Cyber Monday). Shop mizzenandmain.com.

    Mott & Bow:

    • Save 25% sitewide, 30% on orders of $200 or more, and 35% on orders of $300 or more with promo code “SHOPEARLY.” Shop mottandbow.com.

    MVMT:

    • Until November 29, save up to 25% sitewide and get free shipping. Shop mvmtwatches.com.

    Naadam:

    • November 23, midnight through 3 p.m., save 25% on select full price styles with no promo code. From 3 p.m. until November 26, save 20% on any two styles using promo code “FRIYAY20.” Shop naadam.com.

    Need Supply Co.:

    Save 20% sitewide from November 23-25 with the code “BACKINBLACK.” Shop needsupply.com.

    Nike:

    • Save an extra 25% on sale styles with the promo code “THANKS” at checkout. Shop nike.com.

    Nisolo:

    • From November 22-24, you can save up to 60% off select styles. Shop nisolo.com.

    Nordstrom:

    • Save up to 60% on select items from November 21-26 and shop designer clearance items up to 40% off, starting today. Nordy Club Rewards card members can get extra points November 23-24. Shop nordstrom.com.

    Pact:

    • Save up to 65% sitewide this weekend. Shop pact.com.

    Ralph Lauren:

    • Save 40% on your order when you spend $125 or more with promo code "TAKE40" at checkout. Plus, save an extra 10% on select outerwear and cold weather accessories. Shop ralphlauren.com.

    Reebok:

    • Save 40% off sitewide from November 22-25 with code “BF40”. Shop reebok.com.

    Rhone:

    • Save 25% off sitewide, plus take 35% off orders of $350 or more from November 21-25. Shop rhone.com.

    Richer Poorer:

    Scotch & Soda:

    • Take an additional 25% off sale items November 23-25. Shop scotch-soda.com.

    SprezzaBox:

    • Save 40% sitewide with code “SAVEBIG40!” for extended Black Friday sale, November 23 - 26. Shop sprezzabox.com.

    STATE Bags:

    • Save 35% sitewide with code "GIVINGTUES". A portion of Black Friday proceeds will be donated to the Osborne Foundation. Shop statebags.com.

    Theory:

    • Spend & save at Theory. Get 20% off when you spend $200, 25% off $400, and 30% off $600. Shop theory.com.

    The Tie Bar:

    • November 22-25, receive free socks with any purchase of $40 or more. Shop thetiebar.com.

    Timberland:

    Timex:

    • November 23-26, save 30% on everything. Shop timex.com.

    Tommy John:

    • Save 20% off sitewide when you spend $100 or more from November 22-26. On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you’ll find limited-edition styles. Shop tommyjohn.com.

    Twillory:

    • Save up to 50% sitewide on Twillory shirts. Shop twillory.com.

    United By Blue:

    • November 23-26, save 25% sitewide and get free shipping on all orders. Shop unitedbyblue.com.

    Uniqlo:

    • Shop online exclusive deals and new styles, plus free shipping on all orders. Shop uniqlo.com.

    Wolf & Shepherd:

    • November 21-26, save $100 on any shoe purchase over $250 using the promo code “HUNDO” at checkout. Shop wolfandshepherd.com.

    Zappos:

    • Get big savings on footwear and apparel starting November 22. Shop zappos.com.

    Zenni Optical:

    • Get 20% off everything, plus 30% off Blokz lenses with code “BLACKFRIDAY” now through November 25. Shop zennioptical.com.

    Looking for more deals? We've rounded up the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on the internet.

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    It's the most wonderful time of the year for anyone who enjoys exchanging gifts with their friends and family. And as someone who gets a special satisfaction from picking out the perfect gifts for everyone in her life, whether they're her coworkers, her in-laws, her dad, or her boyfriend, I'm very lucky it's essentially my job to help other people do just that.

    If you need some inspiration for what to get for him this holiday season (whether he's your brother, father, husband, son, or otherwise), the Insider Picks team has you covered with some truly excellent gift ideas. Though you can never go wrong with a new leather wallet or festive, holiday-themed socks, we've also included some more unique gifts, like a custom Xbox controller and a cookbook by Snoop Dogg (yes, really!) in our list.

    Check out all 66 gifts for him, and happy shopping! 

    Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all of Insider Picks' holiday gift guides for 2018 here.

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    A classic leather wallet

    Bellroy Slim Sleeve Wallet, available at Bellroy and Amazon, $79 (7 colors)

    A wallet doesn't have to be a boring gift when it's from Bellroy. The gorgeous Slim Sleeve fits everything he needs in a slim, efficient profile. We love it so much we named it the best men's wallet in our buying guide.



    A flask that'll keep his coffee hot

    Hydro Flask 20 oz. Coffee Flask, available at Hydro Flask and REI, $28 (11 colors)

    This insulated coffee flask keeps hot drinks hot (and we mean hot) for up to 12 hours, and cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours. 



    A stylish and comfortable pair of wool runners

    Allbirds Wool Runners, available at Allbirds and Nordstrom, $95 (4 classic colors, 10 limited-edition colors)

    Popular shoe startup Allbirds came out with a new high-top sneaker this month, dubbed the Tree Toppers, but for the uninitiated (and honestly really anyone), the classic Wool Runners make an excellent gift. 



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    Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer great deals on tech as well as home — two expenses it can be hard to commit to without steep discounts, despite how much you might need them.

    Wayfair always has great deals, but some of its steepest discounts come on Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday. If you're looking to do a total interior design upgrade, or even if you're just on the hunt for a very specific piece of furniture like a couch or ottoman, Wayfair is a solid place to start searching for a deal.

    This year you can save up to 80% on home goods and furniture in the following categories:

    With the new year coming up, it's the perfect time to to refresh any room of the house with new furniture, linens, or decor, and this is likely the best time of the year to do so. You could save thousands by doing your home goods shopping today rather than later in the month.

    While you're at it, you might also want to check out some of the other deals we've scoped out — like the best deals for your kitchen, and the best vacuum and mattress sales.

    You can shop the full Wayfair Black Friday sale selection here, and below are some of the most noteworthy deals you might want to check out:

    Looking for more deals? We've rounded up the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on the internet.

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    • George Papadopoulos, a former adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign, called for former FBI director James Comey to publicly testify about the FBI's purported mishandling of the Russia investigation.
    • Papadopoulos' tweets came after House Republicans subpoenaed Comey and former attorney general Loretta Lynch to appear before lawmakers in a closed-door session.
    • But Comey has already been pushing for an open hearing.
    • Papadopoulos earlier wanted immunity to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, but said Saturday that he'll withdraw his request if Comey testifies publicly.

    George Papadopoulos, the former foreign-policy aide to President Donald Trump's campaign who pleaded guilty in the Russia investigation last year, took to Twitter on Saturday to call for the former FBI director, James Comey, to testify publicly about the FBI's purported mishandling of the Russia probe.

    "If Jim Comey wants to testify in public and tell America who/why in Trump’s advisory board was under FISA; who Joseph Mifsud is; if the FBI had any role in my dealings with Charles Tawil; and explain the UK and Australia’s surveillance role," he tweeted, "that would be good for the country."

    But Comey has been asking to testify publicly from the start.

    Earlier this week, House Republicans — who will be a minority in the lower chamber of Congress come January — made a last-minute push to subpoena Comey and former attorney general Loretta Lynch.

    Comey acknowledged the news Thursday, tweeting, "Happy Thanksgiving. Got a subpoena from House Republicans. I'm still happy to sit in the light and answer all questions. But I will resist a 'closed door' thing because I've seen enough of their selective leaking and distortion. Let's have a hearing and invite everyone to see."

    Democrats have also called for an open hearing, though Republicans are pushing for a closed-door session as they continue their investigation into whether the FBI allowed anti-Trump bias to affect its handling of the ongoing Russia investigation.

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    Papadopoulos, meanwhile, reportedly wanted immunity in exchange for testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Legal experts said the request indicated the former Trump aide may be worried his testimony could implicate him in a crime.

    Read more: George Papadopoulos dumped by his own lawyers as the former Trump aide embarks on a 'self-defeating gambit'

    But Papadopoulos backed away from his request Saturday.

    "If Jim Comey agrees to answer the below questions in a public testimony, I will agree to testify to the senate without immunity," Papadopoulos tweeted. "It’s a win-win for the country. America first."

    Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI last year and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. At his sentencing hearing in September, he expressed remorse for his actions, saying he was "grateful" for the opportunity to help the investigation and had "nothing but respect for the Court and the legal process."

    But the former Trump aide soon adopted a very different tone.

    After his sentencing hearing, Papadopoulos tweeted that the FBI's investigation was "the biggest case of entrapment!" The next day, Papadopoulos said he was considering withdrawing his guilty plea because he believed he was framed.

    Several days later, he tweeted that he had been sentenced "while having exculpatory evidence hidden from me."

    He added that if he had known that at the time, he never would have pleaded guilty. And on November 9, Papadopoulos tweeted that his "biggest regret" was pleading guilty.

    He has since deleted those tweets.

    Read more: Mueller used George Papadopoulos' own tweets against him in a new court filing

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    Papadopoulos hired new lawyers in September as he and his wife took to Twitter and the media to promote the unfounded theory that he was entrapped by the FBI, who he said wanted to "infiltrate" and "sabotage" the Trump campaign.

    Earlier this month, Papadopoulos' former defense lawyers filed a motion pulling out from representing him.

    DOJ veterans pointed out that it's unusual for lawyers to file paperwork to formally withdraw from a case.

    Elie Honig, a former prosecutor from the Southern District of New York who specialized in organized-crime cases, said it was likely that Papadopoulos' "lawyers are trying to disassociate with him because of the conspiracy theories he's spreading, or perhaps they told him to knock it off, and he's not listening."

    If Papadopoulos is seriously considering withdrawing his guilty plea, he would have to show a judge he was somehow misled or coerced into pleading guilty, and that the plea was not fully voluntary. On a practical level, that would set a defendant up to argue that his lawyers didn't explain the full terms of the plea correctly or lied to him.

    In that case, Papadopoulos' lawyers may also have withdrawn because they'd no longer be able to represent him due to a conflict of interest.

    Withdrawing a guilty plea is extraordinarily difficult. And if Papadopoulos does succeed, he may find himself in deeper trouble than he was in before because his indictment would resurface and he would not have the option of pleading guilty with an agreement to cooperate.

    SEE ALSO: Mueller used George Papadopoulos' own tweets against him in a new court filing

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    • The US is reportedly close to reaching a deal with Mexico that would allow for asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims are processed.
    • The plan appears to be an attempt to end the practice of "catch and release." 
    • If successfully reached, it will reportedly be implemented in a matter of weeks. 

    The White House and Mexican officials from the country's incoming administration are reportedly close to a deal that would turn Mexico into "a waiting room for America’s asylum system," according to a report from The Washington Post.

    The deal would place migrants seeking asylum in the US in Mexico while they await judgment by US courts, according to Mexcian officials and members of president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s transition team.

    The plan, dubbed Remain in Mexico, appears to be President Donald Trump's solution to "catch and release," the American policy that has allowed asylum seekers from Mexico and Central America refuge on American soil until their cases are decided. 

    Olga Sánchez Cordero, Mexico’s incoming interior minister, indicated to the Post that the decision to go along with the plan was part of an effort disincentivize continued migration from Central America.

    "Mexico has open arms and everything, but imagine, one caravan after another after another, that would also be a problem for us," Cordero said.

    The deal, which has not been signed or officiated, reportedly took shape last week between Mexican officials, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

    Read more: Tight security all but locks down US-Mexico border as migrants, Thanksgiving travelers stuck in line

    When reached for comment, White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley said, "President Trump has developed a strong relationship with the incoming Obrador Administration, and we look forward to working with them on a wide range of issues."

    The reported plan, which would be implemented within the next few weeks if it's successfully reached, is one of the latest attempts by the Trump administration to stop or slow the flow of Central American migrants coming to the US who are fleeing gang violence and poor economic conditions.

    In the last few months, Trump has ramped up his rhetoric and actions against immigrants. He's particularly targeted the migrant caravan moving toward the US border that is now encamped in Tijuana.

    In an executive order, Trump authorized the US military to use "lethal force" against migrants if they engage in violence against border officers. And as he escalated his anti-immigrant rhetoric leading up to the November midterms, Trump also sent nearly 6,000 troops to the border ahead of the caravan's arrival.

    On Monday, a federal judge ruled against Trump's order that sought to deem asylum applications from individuals who didn't enter the US at a port of entry ineligible.

    The ACLU didn't address whether it is considering suing the administration over Trump's order. But Lee Gelernt, an attorney for the organization, told the Post, "Leaving asylum seekers stranded in Mexico will put them in danger. The Trump administration should focus on providing a fair and lawful asylum process in the US rather than seeking more ways to undermine it."

    SEE ALSO: Trump lashes out at Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts after he reminded the president that judges are supposed to be independent

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    It's the weekend after Thanksgiving, and you're sitting at home eating cold pumpkin pie in your pajamas. Thanks to the internet, you can get a newly discounted flat screen TV on Cyber Monday without becoming a cautionary nightly news segment or waiting outside a Best Buy in freezing cold weather.

    It's the perfect time to pick up luxuries you can only justify with a discount or check off all the things you'll need to buy anyway: holiday gifts, a replacement for the long-suffering mattress or living room couch, a new robovac, or an Instant Pot— at prices that are up to 80% cheaper than they will be next week. 

    Below, you'll find a list of stores with the best 2018 Cyber Monday sales on the internet (like Amazon, Nordstrom, Casper, and more).

    We'll be updating the stores and deals in real time, so check back in or bookmark this page if you don't want to miss out on any great Cyber Monday deals. 

    Here are the top 12 Cyber Monday 2018 sales we're shopping:

    Looking for more deals? We've rounded up the Cyber Monday deals on the internet.

    To potentially save more on Cyber Monday, you can visit Business Insider Coupons to find up-to-date promo codes for a range of online stores.

    Amazon:

    • Save big on Amazon devices and tech from top brands like Bose, Sony, Sonos, and more. Shop amazon.com.

    Best Buy:

    • November 22-24, save up to $300 on 4K Ultra HD TVs, save $300 on the Samsung Galaxy Note9, S9, or S9+, save $50 on the Google Home, save $30 on select Xbox One and PS4 games, and much more. Shop bestbuy.com.

    Dell:

    • Save up to 50% off computers, laptops, and accessories at Dell with doorbuster deals starting November 22 at 10 a.m. ET. Shop dell.com.

    Google

    • Save up to 40% off Google Home, Pixelbook, Chromecast and more November 22-24 on Best Buy. Shop bestbuy.com and walmart.com.

    Incase:

    • Up to 50% off sitewide from November 22-26. Shop incase.com.

    Incipio:

    • Take 40% off sitewide from November 22-26. Shop incipio.com.

    JBL:

    • Save up to 50% off from November 18-21, and save 50% off speakers, headphones, and more devices from November 21-26. Shop jbl.com.

    iRobot:

    • Save $30 on a Braava jet and $200 on a Roomba 960 from November 15-December 2. Shop irobot.com.

    Microsoft:

    • November 18-26 save up to $310 on select Surface devices, November 18-26 save up to $100 on select Xbox One consoles, and November 22-30 get deals on games including Forza Horizon 4 for up to 35% off, State of Decay 2 for 35% off and Sea of Thieves for 50% off. Shop microsoft.com.

    Razer:

    • Get big savings on tech like headphones, keyboards, and more (including some Walmart-exclusive low prices) from November 22-26. Shop walmart.com.

    Samsung:

    • Right now, you can save up to 40% on select 4K Ultra HD TVs and home appliances. Starting November 15, Samsung will begin to roll out more early Black Friday deals with smartphones, smartwatches, TVs, Blu-ray players, soundbars, and more up to $400 off. Shop samsung.com.

    Sony:

    Verizon:

    V-MODA:

    • Save 43% on V-MODA headphones at Amazon on November 19. Shop amazon.com. Shop all V-MODA products at amazon.com.


    Allswell:

    • Get 15% off all mattresses and 30% off all bedding through November 28 with the code "THANKS15" at checkout. Shop allswellhome.com.

    Amazon:

    • Save up to 20% on mattresses, furniture, and area rugs, and even more home deals. Shop amazon.com.

    Avocado:

    • Now through December 3, save $175 on any Avocado Green Mattress or Avocado Vegan Mattress using the code "MERRY175" at checkout. Verified military, educators, law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, doctors and nurses are all eligible to receive an additional discount of $50. Save $175 on reclaimed wood bed frames using the code "BED175" at checkout. With the code "PILLOW25" get 25% off all Avocado Green Pillows. Shop avocadogreenmattress.com.

    Bear:

    • Until November 24, save $125 on orders over $500 with promo code “HOL125” or save $225 on orders over $1,200 with promo code “HOL225” at checkout. Plus, get two free Cloud Pillows. Shop bearmattress.com

    Casper

    • Take 10% off your order, with purchase of a mattress, with code “COZY10” at checkout now through November 26. Shop casper.com.

    Dreamcloud:

    Eight Sleep:

    • Take $100 off smart mattresses and get a free Amazon Echo Dot (while supplies last) with purchase from November 22-26. Shop eightsleep.com.

    Helix:

    • Save $100 when you spend $600+, $150 when you spend $1,200+, and $200 when you spend $1,750+ with codes “HOLIDAY100”, “HOLIDAY150”, and “HOLIDAY200”, respectively. These deals run November 14-27. Shop helixsleep.com.

    Leesa:

    • Save $150 on a Leesa or $225 on a Sapira, plus get a free pillow ($75 value) for this Black Friday offer. BI readers can save an extra $10 with code “BUSINESSINSIDER”. Shop leesa.com.

    Tuft & Needle:

    • Save up to 29% on a mattress at Amazon. Shop Amazon.com


    ADAY:

    • Get an instant $20 back on every item you purchase from November 19-25. Shop thisisADAY.com.

    Adidas:

    • Save up to 50% on shoes, apparel, gear, and more from November 20-27. Shop adidas.com.

    Alpha Industries:

    Andrew Marc:

    • Save up to 30% off current collection, plus 25% off sitewide with code "AMFRIDAY" from November 12-24, shop new markdowns plus an additional 30% off sitewide from November 25-28. Shop andrewmarc.com.

    Ann Taylor

    • Get 40% off everything with the code "THANKFUL". Shopanntaylor.com.

    AUrate:

    • Take 25% off with the code "BLACK25" at checkout November 22-25. Use the code "CYBER25" to get 25% off on November 26. Shop auratenewyork.com.

    AYR:

    • Find 50 final sale styles for 50% off, with new styles added throughout the same, from November 23-25. Shop ayr.com.

    Backcountry:

    • Save 25% on one full-priced ArcTeryx item with code "TAKE25ARC" now through November 26. Shop backcountry.com.

    Ban.do:

    • Save 30% sitewide (excluding Iconery) from November 22-27, with code "THIRTYOFF". Shop bando.com.

    Bob's Watches:

    • From November 23-26, take $100 off orders over $2,000, $200 off orders over $4,000, and $400 off orders over $15,000. Shopbobswatches.com.

    Bombas:

    • Save 20% off the entire site from November 19-26. Shop bombas.com.

    Brooks Brothers:

    • Get two women's non-iron shirts for $99, and get puffer jackets starting at $58 now through November 25. Shop brooksbrothers.com.

    Caraa:

    • From November 23-26, receive 25% off the site plus free U.S. shipping by using the code "THANKFUL" at checkout. Shop caraa.com.

    Clarks:

    • Use the code "CYBER" to save 30% on your purchase. Shopclarksusa.com.

    Coach:

    • Now through November 27 at 3 a.m. ET, take 30% off select styles with promo code "THANKS18". Shop coach.com.
    • Cole Haan:

      Save 50% on everything, plus an extra 10% off your purchase with code “CYBER”. Shop colehaan.com.

    Columbia Sportswear:

    • Save up to 50% on almost everything now through November 25. Plus, when you spend $125, you'll receive a $25 gift card to use on a future purchase between November 30 and December 24. Shop columbia.com.

    Cuyana:

    • On Black Friday, November 23, Cuyana will donate a percentage of sales to the victims of the fires in California. Shop cuyana.com.

    Dagne Dover:

    DSTLD:

    • Until November 26, save 25% sitewide using the promo code “BIBF2018” at checkout. Shop DSTLD.com.

    Everlane:

    EyeBuyDirect:

    • November 19-30, buy one pair of frames and get the second free with promo code "GOBOGO" at checkout. Shop eyebuydirect.com.

    Filippo Loreti:

    • Save 20% on one watch, 25% on two watches, or 30% on three watches. Shop filippoloreti.com.

    Fossil:

    Frank and Oak:

    • November 21-25, save 30% off select styles with promo code "BLACKFRIDAY30". Plus, current subscription members can save up to 30% on the Style Plan from November 19 through December 16, with special bonus gifts included in each box. Shop frankandoak.com.

    Frilly:

    • Save 40% off sitewide starting November 21. Sign up with your email to shop the sale earlier. Shop frilly.com.

    GREATS:

    • Save 25% off sitewide with code "HOLIDAZE" from November 21-26. Shop greats.com.

    Happy Socks:

    • Save 40% on select products from November 19-26. Shop happysocks.com.

    HATCH:

    • Take 20% off select collections that are tagged with the code "GRATEFUL20" November 21 through the morning of November 27. Shop hatchcollection.com.

    J.Crew:

    • Save 50% on your entire purchase with code "TGIF" . Shopjcrew.com.

    JCPenney:

    • Take up to 50% off sitewide. Get $25 off a purchase of $25 or more in store or online when you purchase $100 in gift cards or e-gift cards. In-store shoppers may be awarded coupons up to $500 off. Shop jcpenney.com.

    Jomashop:

    • Save up to 75% sitewide. Plus, get a free Royce leather wallet on orders over $100 by using the promo code "FREEWALLET" at checkout. Shop jomashop.com.

    Knix:

    • Save up to 50% sitewide from November 19-25. Shopknixwear.com.

    Levi's:

    • Save 40% on all items from November 21-26. You'll also find special daily offers during this time period. Shop levi.com.

    Linjer:

    • Save up to 50% in-stock watches sitewide. Shop linjer.co.

    L.L.Bean:

    • November 21-27, save 20% on apparel and outerwear. Shop llbean.com.

    M. Gemi:

    • Save 25% on any pair of shoes from November 19-26. Shop mgemi.com.

    Mackage:

    • Save up to 40% on select styles from November 22-25. Shop mackage.com.

    Macy's:

    • Save up to 70% off clothes, home goods, jewelry, and more. Plus take an extra 15-20% off or get $10 back on purchases of $25 or more in select departments with the promo code "BLKFRI" and "BLKFRI25" (respectively) at checkout. Shop macys.com.

    Madewell:

    • Take 25% off with the code "DEALWITHIT" at checkout. Shop madewell.com.

    Maison Miru:

    • Get the Surprise Ear Bar Trio (includes two pairs of studs and one ear cuff, guaranteed to be a $100+ value, regularly retails for $69) for just $49 from November 20-26. No code necessary. Shop maisonmiru.com.

    Mejuri:

    • Save 10% off one item, 15% off two, and 20% off three or more items from November 23-26. Shop mejuri.com.

    MeUndies:

    • Get 20% off when you spend $50, 25% off when you spend $100, and 30% off when you spend $150. Members get an additional 25% off membership pricing now through November 25. Shop meundies.com.

    Mika Jaymes:

    • Save 30% sitewide with code "CYBER30" now through November 30. Shop mikajaymes.com.

    Ministry of Supply:

    Mott & Bow:

    • Save 25% sitewide, 30% on orders of $200 or more, and 35% on orders of $300 or more with promo code "SHOPEARLY." Shop mottandbow.com.

    MVMT:

    • Until November 29, save up to 25% sitewide and get free shipping. Shop mvmtwatches.com.

    Naadam:

    • November 23, midnight through 3 p.m., save 25% on select full price styles with no promo code. From 3 p.m. until November 26, save 20% on any two styles using promo code "FRIYAY20." Shop naadam.com.

    Need Supply Co.:

    • 20% discount sitewide from November 23-25 with the code "BACKINBLACK". Shop needsupply.com.

    Nike:

    • Save an extra 20% on sale styles with the promo code "THANKS" at checkout. Shop nike.com.

    Nisolo:

    • From November 22-24, save up to 60% off select shoe and bag styles. Shop nisolo.com.

    Nordstrom:

    • Save up to 60% on select items from November 21-26 and shop designer clearance items up to 40% off, starting today. Nordy Club Rewards card members can get extra points November 23-24. Shop nordstrom.com.

    Nordstrom Rack:

    • You'll find new deals on shoes, bags, and clothing every 24 hours from November 19-26. Shop nordstromrack.com.

    Pact:

    • Save up to 65% sitewide this weekend. Shop pact.com.

    Petite Studio

    • Get 20% off orders under $450, 25% off orders of $450-$750, and 30% off orders of $750+, from November 21-27. Shop petitestudio.com.

    Primary:

    • Save 25% sitewide, plus get free shipping from November 21-26. Shop primary.com.

    PUMA:

    • Take 40% off sitewide, plus save more on sale items, with promo code "PUMANOV" now through November 25. Shop puma.com.

    RAEN:

    • Save 40% on all eyewear, excluding sale items, from November 21-25. Shop raen.com.

    Ramy Brook:

    • Save up to 70% off, plus get an extra 25% off for Black Friday with code "BLACKFRI25" from November 22- 25, plus get an extra 15% off tops and dresses on November 23 with code "BONUS15". Shop ramybrook.com.

    Reebok:

    • Save 40% off sitewide from November 22-25 with code "BF40". Shop reebok.com.

    Rebag:

    • Take 15% off sitewide with code "BFRIDAY" from November 21 through Cyber Monday. Shop rebag.com.

    Rent the Runway:

    Rhone:

    • Save 25% off sitewide, plus take 35% off orders of $350 or more from November 21-25. Shop rhone.com.

    Richer Poorer:

    Sarah Flint:

    • Take $50 off 2 pairs of shoes, $100 off 3 pairs, and $150 off 4 pairs. Shop sarahflint.com.

    Scotch & Soda:

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    When I'm browsing for gifts, Amazon is admittedly not the site where I expect to easily stumble across an option that I've never seen before or regard as cool. I tend to think that the new and interesting startups have a leg up in this regard. Since Amazon is so familiar to shop, however, an ideal situation would be for me to knock out all my holiday shopping at once there. 

    It may be a convenient place to shop for ordinary and practical needs like kitchen tools and organization products, but is it really the best place to find unique gifts for your friends and family? This guide of 22 unique gifts, all available on Amazon, presents a compelling case.

    Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all of Insider Picks' holiday gift guides for 2018 here.

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    A hook system more reliable than the MTA

    Umbra Subway Wall Hook, $30, available at Amazon

    Part art piece and part functional organizer, the subway-inspired wall hook reminds them of the joys (and terrors) of riding public transportation. 



    A GoPro harness for their dog

    GoPro Fetch Dog Harness, $30.40, available at Amazon

    To see life through their dog's eyes might be one of the best perspectives an owner can experience. The comfortable and sturdy harness will take viewers on canine adventures of all kinds.



    A programmable R2-D2

    R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid, $39.99, available at Amazon

    Your favorite droid comes to life, with a little help from a corresponding app. It can drive around their home, change stances, and react to movie moments as it watches. 



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    Brooklinen, $225

    • Brooklinen is having its biggest and only sale of the year right now.
    • Now through November 26 (Cyber Monday), the more you spend, the more you'll save — up to 20% off orders of $450 or more.
    • We ranked Brooklinen as the makers of the best luxury sheets, the best sateen sheets, and the best duvet cover on the internet. Find the startup's seven best-sellers below.
    • To potentially save more on Cyber Monday, you can visit Business Insider Coupons to find up-to-date promo codes for a range of online stores.

    Brooklinen is one of our favorite brands to cover — from its core and luxe bedsheets to its latest Brooklittles line for babies and toddlers. However, it's not known for holding sales. Prices are usually low enough to warrant what is essentially a year-round sale in itself.

    But Black Friday and Cyber Monday are exceptions; Cyber Week is its biggest and only sale of the year.

    This year, the popular startup is offering steep discounts. Now through November 26, you can take advantage of the following deals:

    If you're looking for a new pair of sheets, or you've been waiting for an additional discount as an excuse to try out luxury bedding, this is probably the best time of the year to invest. And in terms of value per dollar, Brooklinen is a particularly great deal.

    They look great, feel even better, and can vastly improve your quality of sleep — which, in turn, improves quite a few other areas of your life. When six hours feels like eight, it's easier to operate in the way that you want in your day-to-day.

    You can check out its full range of options here, but we're fans of the Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle for every day (with a duvet cover, a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and four pillowcases for $228 if you're buying for a queen). Insider Picks editor Ellen Hoffman described them as one of the best purchases she's ever made.

    In our comprehensive Buying Guides, we ranked Brooklinen sheets the #1 best luxurious sheets and the best sateen sheets you can buy. Its Down Comforter (queen, $349) is the best we found from a startup, and its Classic Duvet Cover (queen, $109) is another best-in-its-category on the internet. It also makes great, blanket-sized towels (Bath Sheets, two for $89). 

    If you're looking for something that adds some warmth and softness for the designated "cozy" winter season, I can't recommend the Twill Hardcore Sheet Bundle (queen, $189) enough. It's made to feel like your favorite worn-in flannel, and the twill fabrication allows the yarns to move more freely, creating an overall more forgiving, softer experience. As I've mentioned in my review of them, they'll make you wake up and wish you were working from home every day.

    When it comes to Brooklinen, our experience is that it's pretty difficult to go wrong.

    Take advantage of Cyber Monday Brooklinen discounts here.

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    Below are some of Brooklinen's best sellers:

    Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle

    The queen-size Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle is $213 before a discount is applied

    Available in 15 colors. 

    • Luxe Core Sheet Set (one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, two pillowcases)
    • Luxe Duvet Cover
    • Luxe Pillowcases (an extra pair)

    Find a full review of the sheets here. We also ranked them the #1 best luxury sheets and the #1 best sateen sheets in the Insider Picks Buying Guides. 



    Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle

    The queen-size Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle is $129 before a discount is applied

    Available in 15 colors.

    • Classic Core Sheet Set (one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, two pillowcases)
    • Classic Duvet Cover
    • Classic Pillowcases (an extra pair)


    Super-Plush Complete Towel Set

    The Super-Plush Complete Towel Set is $189 before a discount is applied

    Available in four colors. 

    • Two "Bath Sheets"
    • Two bath towels
    • Two hand towels
    • Two washcloths
    • Bath mat

    Find a full review here.



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    caravan migrants us-mexico border

    • President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that asylum-seekers won't be allowed to enter the United States until their claims are approved in court.
    • The move would mean that migrants will be forced to wait in Mexico while their asylum cases are processed.
    • Mexican government officials on Saturday night denied that any agreement on the arrangement has been struck.
    • The news comes as nearly 5,000 migrants from the Central American caravan wait in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, where they intend to cross into the US.

    President Donald Trump on Saturday tweeted that the United States will no longer allow asylum-seekers to enter the country until their claims are already approved by a judge, essentially confirming an earlier report that said migrants may be forced to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through the US court system.

    "Migrants at the Southern Border will not be allowed into the United States until their claims are individually approved in court," he tweeted, adding that "we only will allow those who come into our Country legally," though asylum-seekers often do legally enter the country at ports of entry before requesting asylum.

    The incoming Mexican government, however, has denied that a deal has been struck.

    "There is no agreement of any sort between the incoming Mexican government and the U.S. government," Olga Sánchez Cordero, Mexico's incoming interior minister, told the Associated Press in a statement.

    The news comes as nearly 5,000 migrants from the Central American caravan wait in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, following a roughly month-long journey that began in Honduras in mid-October.

    Read moreThe first group of caravan migrants has reached the US border while thousands of others lag behind — here's what awaits them when they arrive

    The migrant caravans have become a frequent target for Trump's ire, particularly during the 2018 midterm elections, when Trump and his conservative allies campaigned on a border crackdown.

    "Our very strong policy is Catch and Detain. No 'Releasing' into the U.S.," Trump tweeted Saturday. "All will stay in Mexico. If for any reason it becomes necessary, we will CLOSE our Southern Border. There is no way that the United States will, after decades of abuse, put up with this costly and dangerous situation anymore!"

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    Trump's tweets came hours after The Washington Post reported that a preliminary deal was struck between the Trump administration and the incoming Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who takes office on December 1.

    According to The Post, Mexico would essentially become a "waiting room for America's asylum system," and incoming Mexican government officials have been amenable to the plans, though no formal deal was signed.

    "For now, we have agreed to this policy of Remain in Mexico," The Post quoted Sánchez Cordero as saying, adding that it was a "short-term solution."

    "The medium- and long-term solution is that people don't migrate," she said. "Mexico has open arms and everything, but imagine, one caravan after another after another, that would also be a problem for us."

    The deal isn't Trump's first effort to block the caravan migrants from entering the US — he signed an executive order earlier this month barring asylum for migrants who cross the border illegally, though US immigration law explicitly permits migrants to request asylum no matter how they entered the country.

    A federal judge blocked Trump's asylum ban earlier this week, arguing that Trump "may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a condition that Congress has expressly forbidden."

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    Cognac in two blurred glasses on a dark wooden background.

    • Business Insider spoke to the cofounders of 30&40 Calvados.
    • It turns out Calvados differs from Cognac in more ways than one — even though they're both brandies.
    • The 30&40 team are hoping to put Calvados, which doesn't have the same reputation as Cognac, on the map.
    • We also found out how the spirit is best served and what to eat it with.
    • Scroll down to learn all about the apple brandy from Normandy.

    Not all brandies are born equal.

    Ask the person next to you how many brands of Cognac they've heard of and they may be able to reel off several big names without much strenuous recollection.

    Rémy Martin, Hennessy, and Courvoisier are all Cognac houses with global notoriety.

    Ask the same person how many Calvados brands they've heard of, though, and you're unlikely to get such a response — they may not even know what Calvados is.

    Aymeric Dutheil and Vincent Béjot are aiming to change that lack of recognition.

    Together with fellow cofounder Thibault Patte, the French trio launched 30&40— an independent Calvados bottler based in Paris.

    Business Insider caught up with Dutheil and Béjot in London to find out about Calvados, how it differs from its cousin Cognac, and how the drink is best served.

    What is Calvados?

    Aymeric Dutheil, cofounder of 30&40

    Calvados is a variety of brandy made from apples (and sometimes pears). Like Champagne, Calvados has to be grown in a certain region in order to be called Calvados, and that region is Normandy in northern France.

    Calvados first lives as an apple cider, made by fermenting apples. It is then distilled and aged in oak casks, where it is required to remain for at least two years to be properly classified as Calvados under the AOC (appellation d'origine contrôlée).

    The 30&40 team tell us there are around 400 Calvados producers in the region, each of whom has their own special combination of apple varieties and ageing processes.

    How does it differ from Cognac?

    30&40 Calvados

    Firstly, the ingredients are different. 

    Cognac is made from distilling white wine and therefore grapes, while Calvados is made from cider and therefore apples — a fundamental that Béjot claims works in their favour.

    While you might not be able to tell from tasting it that Cognac originates from wine, it's impossible to miss the appley notes and aromas in Calvados, which gives people a sense of familiarity with the agricultural product, Béjot says.

    In order to abide by the AOC, Cognac must be made from 90% Ugni Blanc grapes (known as Trebbiano in Italy) and a small selection of others are allowed to make up the rest.

    Read more:This is the difference between Cognac and brandy, and 6 other things you didn't know about the grape-based drink

    Calvados, however, is a much more diverse spirit. The 30&40 duo tell me there are around 300 different varieties of apples available under the Calvados AOC, and the list is constantly growing — you just have to prove that the apples you are using are native to the Normandy region. Therefore, distillers can use dozens of different varieties of apples to make just one expression of Calvados.

    On the other hand, Dutheil says: "You will never be surprised by Cognac. You will never find that tiny farmer that makes his own Cognac — that doesn't exist because the market is too mature."

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    Indeed, the pair tells us that around six million bottles of Calvados are produced each year, compared to 200 million bottles of Cognac.

    So why the massive disparity in output?

    Dutheil says the divide between Cognac and Calvados goes beyond ingredients and production methods, though, and into the early modern era.

    "During the 18th century, King Louis XIV passed a law that forbade people from Normandy from exporting Calvados outside the region," he says. "Because one of his ministers was from Cognac."

    As a result of Louis XIV's actions, investment and therefore production of Calvados stagnated while Cognac exports went through the roof.

    Furthermore, Dutheil says that a lot of the great Cognac houses were created by British owners who loved the taste of traditional French eau de vie (clear, colourless fruit brandy). The founder of Martell, for example, was a merchant from Jersey in the British Channel Islands and the founder of Hennesy was an Irish Jacobite military officer.

    Calvados, meanwhile, "was a very local product for local people, so it was never very intense in terms of business," Béjot says.

    How to serve Calvados

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    Calvados makes a good apéritif or digéstif.

    "The traditional way to enjoy Calvados is as an after-dinner drink," Béjot says.

    "But, you can enjoy it like you would a good whiskey — you can enjoy it after dinner but also before a meal."

    Béjot advises serving it in a tulip-shaped glass, which will trap the aromas, and drinking neat without ice for maximum flavour — "small wine glasses are also fine [to serve in]," he stipulates.

    However, the pair recognises that after-dinner drinks aren't exactly à la mode with young people of today: "We're more seeing aperitifs; spritz-type of serves," Béjot says.

    As such, Calvados goes great in cocktails, he adds. "It's one of the spirits in classic cocktails like the Jack Rose, which you can find in any good classical cocktail bar."

    What to eat with it, and the 'Trou Normand'

    Drinking Calvados during a meal is actually quite a traditional way of consumption, Dutheil says.

    "People in Normandy used to drink Calvados during meals because it would renew your appetite."

    "It's what we call a Trou Normand or 'Norman hole' because it creates a new hole in your belly!" Béjot adds.

    So what food pairs with the appley liquor? "We did something with pigeon and mushrooms. We had also lobster and a classical dessert called Paris-Brest," Béjot says.

    "It fits well with very rich flavours."

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    • About a third of people in countries like the US, UK, and France believe conspiracy theories about immigration.
    • They think the government is lying to them about immigration figures.
    • According to a new study, there's an association between voting for Trump or Brexit and believing these theories.
    • Voting this way is also linked to believing conspiracies about climate change and vaccination.
    • Some people believe conspiracy theories because it makes them feel unique.
    • Others hold on to them because they are comforting and it gives them an explanation for their hardships.

    One of the most divisive and influential talking points of elections around the world over the past few years has arguably been immigration. So much so, many people now believe conspiracy theories about how the government is lying to them about immigration figures.

    In 2016, Donald Trump promised to "build a wall" between the US and Mexico, and to bring back jobs to the American people. In the UK, Nigel Farage ran a campaign saying the country had reached a "breaking point" with immigrants, and Britain had to leave the EU to fix it.

    Some of the statements made by nationalistic parties over the world regarding immigration are based in truth and some are false. But what is clear is that immigration has become a buzzword that whips people up into a frenzy of anger and resentment.

    Rather than seeing immigration as a positive for the economy, for some it has become a scapegoat for all of their nation's problems. And according to a new study from the University of Cambridge's Conspiracy & Democracy project, around a third of people in several countries think their governments are making things worse, and "hiding the truth" about immigration.

    The study was based on YouGov survey data from nine countries: the US, Britain, Poland, Italy, France, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, and Hungary.

    One of the major findings was that voting for Brexit or Donald Trump was associated with believing conspiracy theories, from climate change denial to the amount of Muslim migrants in the country.

    Read more:The biggest threat to Earth has been dismissed by Trump as a Chinese hoax

    Project researcher Hugo Leal said anti-immigration conspiracy theories have spread and gained ground since the refugee crisis happened in 2015.

    "The conspiratorial perception that governments are deliberately hiding the truth about levels of migration appears to be backed by a considerable portion of the population across much of Europe and the United States," he said.

    Who believes the truth is being hidden?

    About 11,500 people were surveyed in total. The results showed that in Britain, 30% of people believe their government is hiding the truth about immigration, as well as 21% of those in the US.

    But that figure rises to nearly half of those who voted Brexit in the UK (47%) and for Trump in the US (44%), compared to 14% of Remain voters and 12% of those who voted for Clinton.

    In Hungary, with an anti-migrant prime minister Viktor Orban, 48% of people think the truth is being hidden, while in Germany the figure is 35%, followed by 32% in France and 29% in Sweden.

    Also, more nationalistic voters — 41% of Trump voters and 31% of Brexit voters — subscribed to the theory of "the great replacement," which is the idea that there is a plan for Muslims to become the majority of a country's population. This is compared to just 3% of Clinton voters and 6% of Remain voters.

    For reference, Islam is the second largest religion in the UK, but Muslims only make up around 4.4% of the total population. In the US, it's even lower at 1.1%.

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    An 'alarming global trend'

    The team also looked at other conspiracy theories. Both Trump and Brexit voters were more likely to believe climate change is a hoax, vaccines cause harm, and there is a secret society of people secretly controlling the world (like the Illuminati).

    Leal said generally believing these sorts of conspiracy theories linked both electorates, and the level of science denial is an "alarming global trend."

    Hugo Drochon, another researcher at the Conspiracy & Democracy project, said rising beliefs in conspiracies can have an impact on public policy.

    "We tend to think of conspiracy theorists as isolated individuals who will become convinced you must be 'part of the plot' if you try and dissuade them of their beliefs, but there are structural issues at play here too," he said.

    "We found countries that are more unequal and have lower quality of democratic life tend to display higher levels of conspiracy belief, which suggests that conspiracy belief can also be addressed at a more 'macro' societal level as well."

    Read more:Trump has suggested vaccines cause autism — an idea that couldn't be more wrong

    When looking at conspiracy skepticism, Sweden came out on top, with 48% of people rejecting every conspiracy they heard. The UK followed with 40%. Hungary was the lowest with just 15% not believing any.

    In all countries except Germany, about half of respondents said they got their news from social media — usually Facebook or YouTube. Overall, receiving news from social media was less associated with skepticism, and YouTube was particularly connected with adopting anti-vaccine and climate change denial beliefs.

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    Conspiracy theories make people feel unique

    In 2017, a study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology found that some people like believing in conspiracy theories because they want to be original.

    Researchers assessed 238 people for their need for uniqueness, and their endorsement of 99 conspiracy theories. The results showed that believing one conspiracy theory makes it more likely you'll believe another, and that there was a correlation between this endorsement and the need to not follow the crowd.

    The authors concluded that the results highlighted a neglected function of conspiracy theories: to present oneself as distinct from the crowd.

    "All humans share not only the need to belong and affiliate with others but also to be different and stick out from them, to be an identifiably unique individual," they wrote.

    In other words, if we are seen as the conspiracy theorist, we might not be regarded as always correct, but we will probably be remembered.

    Immigrants are a determinable perceived threat

    There's arguably something else going on when it comes to subjects like immigration. Often, real concerns of people like unemployment, cheap labour, and declining benefits cause people to place the blame on something tangible, like the foreign families who moved into their small town.

    In a blog post for Psychology Today, psychologist Arash Emamzadeh highlights several reasons for hostility towards immigrants. For example, false negative stereotypes that immigrants are lazy, commit crimes, are more likely to live in poverty and depend on welfare, and refuse to learn the country's language.

    There's also the perceived threat of "the other" — people who have different cultural beliefs and behaviours they don't understand. And the fact people from other countries may be working for less money, meaning there are fewer jobs than before.

    People believe conspiracy theories for a number of different reasons, and this doesn't seem to be changing. As with the anti-vax movement, it's unlikely anti-immigration fears can be tackled with facts and figures alone. For instance, a Pew Research Center analyisis last October found that scientific literacy usually doesn't change a person's views on political matters like climate change.

    Rather than spouting numbers, the solution probably lies with getting to the root of the problems people are facing. This is often what causes groups of people to be so open to alternative explanations, whether they are true or not.

    This is an undeniably difficult task, but it is more important than ever, as such beliefs no longer lie on the fringe. Conspiracies now play a big part in nation wide policies and elections, giving them further validation.

    "A telling takeaway of the study is that conspiracy theories are, nowadays, mainstream rather than marginal beliefs," said Leal. "These findings provide important clues to understanding the popularity of populist and nationalist parties contesting elections across much of the western world."

    SEE ALSO: Why some people are more likely to believe wild conspiracy theories than others

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    • Dubai has a whopping 703 hotels with 111,864 rooms, the vast majority of which are in four- and five-star hotels.
    • Many experts and industry researchers say the city's hotel industry is suffering from oversupply, which is pushing down revenue and room rates for even top-of-the-line hotels.
    • I found on a recent trip to the city that I could get incredible deals on luxury hotels that would cost a fortune in the US and Europe.
    • Over the course of a week visiting the city, I stayed almost exclusively at four- and five-star hotels and never paid more than $180 a night.

    Dubai is jam-packed with five-star hotels, beaches, luxury malls, and newly minted landmarks designed to be the biggest of everything — tallest building, largest indoor theme park, second-biggest mall, etc.

    It's all part of the city's aims to be the most popular tourist destination in the world by 2025.

    Already, it is the fourth-most visited city in the world, with a projected 16.7 million visitors this year, according to Mastercard's Global Destination Cities Index.

    But all of that development aimed at the future of Dubai comes with growing pains. If you're someone who's been itching to visit the city, now's the time to take advantage.

    Currently, there are 703 hotels with 111,864 rooms in Dubai, a city of 3 million people. That's slightly more than the supply in New York City, a city of 8.6 million people.

    Only about 20% of Dubai's rooms are in one- to three-star hotels. By comparison, 43% of Paris's hotel rooms are in one- to three-star hotels.

    And development is far from over in Dubai. The city is currently ramping up to host the World Expo in 2020, when it is expected see 25 million visitors over the course of the six-month event.

    The number of hotel rooms is set to rise to 132,000 by the end of next year, and an additional 53 five-star hotels will open before 2020.

    TL;DR — Dubai has a lot of fancy hotels and a lot of open rooms

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    What does all of this mean to you? Well, you can get amazing deals on top-of-the-line hotels that would cost a fortune in the US or Europe.

    While visiting Dubai over the last week, I stayed at four- and five-star hotels almost exclusively and never paid more than $150 a night.

    First I stayed at Form Hotel, a chic, design-centric four-star hotel that opened in May, for $88 a night.

    Then I stayed at The Canvas Hotel, a glam five-star hotel by Sofitel in central Dubai that features a hip rooftop pool bar, for $103 a night.

    Afterwards, I jetted over to Rove Trade Centre for $94 a night. While Rove is technically a three-star hotel, it's a brand new concept targeted to millennials that feels like a hotel mated with a WeWork. It was as nice as any of the others I stayed in.

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    Finally, I grabbed a room for $180 at Dukes Dubai, a five-star beachfront hotel on Palm Jumeirah, the palm-tree shaped artificial island you see in pictures of Dubai.

    I got all of these deals during Dubai's winter, when temperatures drop from a hellish 105 degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees Celsius) to a more pleasant 83 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius).

    Read More:Dubai has more than 65 malls in a city of 3 million people, and it's not because they're obsessed with shopping

    My experience may be anecdotal, but experts and industry researchers are sounding the same alarm. The issue is less a lack of demand for rooms, which keeps rising, but too many hotels opening.

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    In July, STR reported that average room rates in Dubai had dropped to a 14-year-low "due to pressure from increased supply."

    Last month, STR reported that hotels in Dubai saw declines in occupancy and revenues for October, the start of the high season, despite "significant growth in demand."

    Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing reported similar difficulties for the hospitality industry related to supply last year.

    At the Gulf & Indian Ocean Hotel Investors' Summit in February, Russel Sharpe, COO of Citymax Hotels, lamented that oversupply was pushing down revenue for hotel investors.

    "The last three years have seen a steady deterioration of [revenue per available room]," Sharpe said.

    Many hotels, STR reported, are trying to overcome the imbalance in supply and demand by offering more attractive rates to travelers, a point that Sharpe touched on in February.

    "The line has been rubbed out in terms of rate between upper four star and five star," he said. "Where is the demand coming from, and at what price? We were considered an expensive destination, and that is now not the case."

    That may be a bummer for hotel investors, property speculators, and multinational corporations, but that means one thing for you: You can get some pretty sweet deals on fancy-shmancy hotels in Dubai.

    So go, have a ball.

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    • Long synonymous with dripping diamonds, flashy Lamborghinis, and shiny Rolexes, rich people are being more discreet about their money.
    • Showing off wealth is no longer the way to signify wealth.
    • Investing in things like education and health helps the rich propel social mobility and gain access to what the middle class cannot.

    Owning a Louis Vuitton handbag, multi-million dollar Bugatti, or shiny Rolex has always been a marker of elite status.

    But such flashiness is becoming less ubiquitous among the ultra-high-net-worth crowd. They're spending more than ever before on security and privacy, trading in hilltop houses for homes in hidden neighborhoods invisible on Google street view.

    And in an era where mass consumption means both the upper-class and middle-class can own the same luxury brand, the rich are forgoing material goods to invest in immaterial means as a way to signify status. It's what Elizabeth Currid-Halkett calls inconspicuous consumption in her book "The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of an Aspirational Class."

    It's the opposite of conspicuous consumption, a term conceived by Thorstein Veblen in "The Theory of the Leisure Class" which refers to the concept of using material items to signify social status — a hallmark of previous elite spending, wrote Currid-Halkett in an article syndicated on BBC.

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    Essentially, showing off wealth is no longer the way to signify wealth. In the US particularly, the top 1% have been spending less on material goods since 2007, Currid-Halkett wrote, citing US Consumer Expenditure Survey data.

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    But it's not only a growing trend among millionaires and billionaires — it's also practiced by what Currid-Halkett calls "the aspirational class."

    "This new elite cements its status through prizing knowledge and building cultural capital, not to mention the spending habits that go with it," Currid-Halkett wrote. "Eschewing an overt materialism, the rich are investing significantly more in education, retirement, and health — all of which are immaterial, yet cost many times more than any handbag a middle-income consumer might buy."

    Investing in education propels social mobility

    That inconspicuous consumption often goes unnoticed by the middle class but noticed by a fellow elite is what makes it so discreet — Currid-Halkett called it a shorthand for the elite to signify their "cultural capital" to each other and cement status. It "reproduces privilege" in a way that flaunting luxury couldn't, she said.

    Displays of knowledge, such as referencing "New Yorker" articles, expresses this cultural capital, giving one leverage when climbing up the social ladder and making connections. "In short, inconspicuous consumption confers social mobility," Currid-Halkett wrote.

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    J.C. Pan of the New Republic wrote that parents are trying to reproduce their class position for their children: "They buy their kids boutique healthcare, take them on enriching trips to the Galápagos, and — most importantly — equip them with every educational advantage, from high-end preschools to SAT tutors to Ivy League tuition. In 2014, the top 1% spent 860% more than the national average on education."

    Just consider the rich families who are spending millions to live within walking distance to the country's best public and elementary and secondary schools, or those paying as much as $60,000 for a college tour via private jet— they make such an investment in education in hopes of setting their children up for a successful, well-connected future.

    And the parents themselves invest in their own knowledge and achievement by working all the time — another modern way of signifying status, reported Business Insider's Shana Lebowitz.

    As Currid-Halkett puts it, "For today's aspirational class, inconspicuous consumption choices secure and preserve social status, even if they do not necessarily display it," she wrote.

    Health and wellness also signify status

    Vogue previously reported that health and wellness have become a luxury status symbol, and it makes sense.

    "The cultural elite spends relatively little on beauty products, but splurges on exercise, because it thinks that bodies (like food) should look natural," wrote Financial Times reporter Simon Kuper in an analysis of the cultural elite.

    "The thin, toned body expresses this class's worldview: Even leisure must be productive. Instead of trawling shopping malls, class members narrate their family hikes on Facebook," Kuper continued.

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    Some well-off New Yorkers pay up to $900 a month for a gym membership to Manhattan's Performix House— with a rigorous application process, private entrance, and content studio for social media influencers, the elite gym promises the best in health and wellness.

    Read more:I tried working out at the swankiest gym chain to see if it's worth the money

    It's the same feeling evoked by stepping out of a $30 Soul Cycle class to buy a $10 green juice or having a $200-plus membership at one of the nation's swankiest gym chains, Equinox— where, according to rumor, only beautiful people work out and classes are taught by former Olympians. It even offers a $26,000 ultra-exclusive membership for the traveling mogul.

    "It's like the only acceptable lifestyle brag," one Soul Cycle spinner told Vogue. "You are a douche if you brag about your car or how much money you make, but bragging about how much you spin is normal, though still very annoying."

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    If you're looking to sell your multimillion-dollar Los Angeles home in a wildly unconventional way, you'll likely turn to one person: Alexander Ali, founder and CEO of PR firm The Society Group. His company is best known for the dramatic, Hollywood-style real estate trailers they've created to help sell multimillion-dollar homes.

    Since 2015, the company has helped sell more than $500 million of real estate — including the Playboy Mansion —and their current portfolio is worth over $1.7 billion, according to the website.

    "Just how a celebrity has a publicist, we make houses famous," Ali told Business Insider. "They can be a million dollars, they can be a billion dollars. That's our job. We become part of the conversation."

    To do this, the Society Group has done everything from holding an immersive theatrical performance at a property and producing theatrical promotional videos, to throwing events such as Instagram museums and super-luxurious sit-down dinners for an exclusive group of 40 high net worth individuals.

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    For Ali, one of The Society Group's most memorable events was held at a $15 million penthouse in Santa Monica. The home was turned into an "Insta Penthouse," which he describes as a "1960s themed beach party meets Instagram museum." It included a trampoline photo booth on the roof, an art installation consisting of 1,000 yellow pinwheels, and a neon room.

    Giant beach balls were put in every room, and the bathtubs were transformed into ball pits.

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    "The whole point of this was to remind people of their childhood memories of the beach, while at the same time, pouring them a martini and selling the property," Ali said.

    The penthouse sold in six days to a buyer whose agent found the home through Instagram photos posted from the event, Ali said.

    Then there was the "Estate of Zen," where 40-something high net worth individuals were invited "into an Eastern world of subtle luxury" that included a dinner and live performances. 

    "We always focus on a shared experience," Ali said. "I think that's really powerful word of mouth. If you can have people come together and share an experience, that's better than taking an ad out in the paper."

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    Ali's business is three-pronged. There's Property Society, which markets high-end homes like Hollywood movies; Soirée Society, which throws immersive events for high-end brands including Louis Vuitton and Moët & Chandon; and Social Society, which connects influencers and luxury brands to real estate.

    Society Group is also overseeing marketing for "The One," an LA megamansion set to hit the market for $500 million in 2019.

    SEE ALSO: This $245 million Los Angeles mansion is the most expensive home for sale in the US — and it costs 960 times more than a typical US home

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    • The White House is being decorated for Christmas.
    • After months of planning, thousands of volunteers and staff transform the residence in a matter of days.
    • These photos show the transformation behind-the-scenes.

    First lady Melania Trump, staff, and volunteers have been planning what the White House will look like for Christmas since the summer.

    The week of Thanksgiving, the decorating has finally begun to transform the "People's House" for the holiday season.

    President Donald Trump joined his wife to receive the White House Christmas tree on Monday:

    See what the preparations look like in these behind-the-scenes photos.

    SEE ALSO: See what the Trump White House looked like decorated for Christmas last year

    The first lady and her staff have been strategizing this year's decorations since at least July.



    The official White House Christmas tree, which arrived on November 19, is still delivered in a horse-drawn carriage with drivers in top hats and tuxes.



    This year's tree comes from the Smith family of the Mountain Top Fraser Fir farm in Newland, North Carolina.



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    There are a lot of great direct-to-consumer mattress options to consider, and Leesa Sleep is one of them. We ranked Leesa's Sapira Mattress and Leesa Mattress as the best mattresses you can buy overall because they suit all sleeping styles. So did The Wirecutter.

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    If you need a new foundation, too, you can also get $75 off the Leesa Platform Bed (now $720 for queen size) and $100 off the company's adjustable base (now $945 for queen size). You can find a review for the adjustable base here.

    We've reviewed both their newly updated classic Leesa mattress as well as their luxury Sapira option, but the break down is pretty simple.

    Leesa has done so well in a saturated direct-to-consumer mattress space thanks to its excellent customer service model and a universally comfortable mattress. The company claims its mattress can comfortably accommodate all body shapes and types of sleepers, and that because of its unique design, you don't have to choose between either plush or firm. In person, we liked them so much we ranked the Leesa mattresses best in our comprehensive Buying Guide, and we have similarly positive views of the Hybrid Pillow ($125) and Leesa blanket ($149), which reporter Lulu Chang called one of the most well-made, comfortable blankets she'd ever used after testing.

    It's also a certified B Corp that has donated more than 30,000 mattresses to those in need and plants one tree for every mattress sold.

    Skip the awkward showroom, get your mattress delivered to your door, and spend 100 nights risk-free trying it out. No pressure. If you're looking for a new mattress, you might want to check out Leesa's options right now considering how heavily they're marked down.

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