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These are the 12 most believable iPhone 8 rumors we've heard (AAPL)


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Even die-hard iPhone fans have to admit that the AMOLED displays on other phones, particularly those from Samsung, look better than the LCD screens on iPhones.

But if the rumors are true, iPhone fans may no longer need to concede bragging rights to other phone screens, as Apple is reportedly looking to use a form of OLED display on the next iPhone. Just prepare your wallet, because OLED isn't cheap.

But that's just one of the rumors we're hearing. Check out all the latest scuttlebutt surrounding Apple's next iPhone.

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1. There WILL be an S model of the iPhone 7.

A Barclays report obtained by MacRumors said Apple would skip the S model this year, which has historically followed each new phone version. The report claimed Apple would instead jump directly from the iPhone 7 to the iPhone 8 — or possibly even call it iPhone 10, since 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of the iPhone — this year.

Now, however, it appears we should expect S models of the iPhone 7 coming later this year, with updates to the processor and a new red color option, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and the Japanese Apple blog MacOtakara, which are both highly reliable sources.

2. In addition to the new S models, Apple will sell a third "high-end" iPhone.

A report from reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple would release a "high-end" iPhone with a larger 5.8-inch screen, compared with the iPhone 7 Plus's 5.5-inch screen. Many are calling this premium phone "the iPhone 8."

More recent reports claim the iPhone 8 will have a smaller 5.1- or 5.2-inch curved screen that will wrap around the edges of the device. It sounds like a similar design concept as the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. To add more uncertainty to the mix, 9to5Mac says it'll have a 5.5-inch screen. 

So, it seems certain that Apple will release a new high-end iPhone model with some radical design tweaks, but no one can decide what size screen it'll have.

3. Regardless of its display size, a growing number of analysts say the iPhone 8 actually won't feature a curved screen after all.

IHS Markit analyst Wayne Lam told MacRumors in March that he anticipates "Apple will adopt a flat implementation of OLED design on their special iPhone model," which directly contradicted a previous report that said the high-end iPhone would feature a curved wraparound display. We're inclined to believe the flat-screen rumor.

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Anthony Bourdain: 'Until I was 44, I never even had a savings account'


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For most of his life, Anthony Bourdain wasn't big on putting money aside.

"I don't want to sound like I'm bragging about this, but the sad fact is, until 44 years of age, I never had any kind of savings account," he told Wealthsimple magazine. "I'd always been under the gun. I'd always owed money. I'd always been selfish and completely irresponsible."

The "Kitchen Confidential" author and "Parts Unknown" host said that job-hopping, perpetual debt, and drug use marked the earlier part of his career.

"I didn't put anything aside, ever," he told Wealthsimple. "Money came in, money went out. I was always a paycheck behind, at least. I usually owed my chef my paycheck: again, cocaine."

He said he became more cautious and started really thinking about saving money after quitting his job as a chef and committing to the show "Kitchen Confidential." Still, while he might save more nowadays, Bourdain said that his net worth is still "about ten times overstated" in the press.

"I think the people who calculate these things assume that I live a lot more sensibly than I do," Bourdain wrote. "I mean, I don't live recklessly — I have one car. But I don't deprive myself simple pleasures. I'm not a haggler. There's not enough time in the world. I tend to go for the quickest, easiest, what's comfortable. I want it now. Time's running out."

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Inside the $1 billion marijuana 'unicorn' that operates out of a once-abandoned Hershey's factory


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The marijuana industry's first $1 billion "unicorn" startup is joining an influential stock index— a major milestone for the legal weed industry.

On March 14, The Globe and Mail reported that Canadian marijuana cultivator Canopy Growth is being added to the S&P/TSX composite index and will start trading later this month. Canopy Growth told The Globe and Mail it will be the index's first marijuana company.

Canopy Growth is the largest legal marijuana producer in the world. It grows, trims, processes, packages, and ships weed across Canada.

Take a look inside Canopy Growth's massive grow-op.

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Canopy Growth operates out of a once-abandoned Hershey chocolate factory in the small town of Smiths Falls, Ontario.

The company supplies the drug to nearly half of Canada's current medical marijuana patient base, about 40,000 people.

Bruce Linton, CEO of Canopy, founded the company because he thought a vertically integrated company — one that grows marijuana in addition to processing it for oils and other products and packaging it for shipment — would give him better control over quality.

Vertically integrated companies are also able to offer their products more cheaply, since they cut out the middle men in growing and distribution.

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Google now lets you go inside an active volcano with Street View


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Google Street View has expanded to an extreme new location: the inside of an active volcano.

The 360-degree mapping service has launched an update that includes the island of Ambryn, part of a remote archipelago of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, it announced in a blog post published on Wednesday.

Users can explore the island and the village Endu — and climb inside the island's volcano, "one of the largest boiling lava lakes in the world."

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The Californian tech company sent two explorers, George Mackley and Chris Horsly, to climb into the crater and capture footage of the bubbling lava.

"Standing at the edge and feeling the heat lick your skin is phenomenal," Horsly said in a statement. "I hope that by putting this place on the map people will realize what a beautiful world we live in."

You can move in multiple directions in the caldera, and look in all directions — just like how Google Street View works anywhere else. you can also trek through the jungle on the islands, stroll along the beaches, hike up the side of the mountain, and visit the explorers' camp.

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"We believe that the volcanoes Marum and Benbow are devils," Chief Moses, from local visit Endu, said in a statement. "If you go up to a volcano you have to be very careful because the two volcanoes could get angry at any time. We believe that Benbo is the husband and Marum is the wife."

He added: "Sometimes when they don’t agree there’s an eruption which means the spirit is angry so we sacrifice a pig or [fowl] to the volcano."

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You can check out the volcano on Google Street View here »

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How Adidas finally became cool again



For brands, being cool is hard to do. But for sportswear brands to be successful, it's a necessity.

Adidas, according to the president of its North American business, Mark King, is finally a cool brand. But how it got there is a lot more complicated than just signing a cultural icon and spokesperson.

"[Adidas went] from not very popular to being arguably the coolest brand in sport almost overnight," King told Business Insider. "I think it's really because we're focusing on what the consumer wants."

Adidas had a busy year in 2016. Collaborations, like its ongoing partnership with rap icon Kanye West, and a huge investment in new, trendier footwear and apparel paid off big for the brand in North America, where it leapfrogged the struggling Under Armour to become the second-largest sportswear maker in the regionSales for the German giant were also up 30% year-over-year by the end of 2016, signaling strong growth for the company in North America.

It doesn't hurt to have famous figures attracting attention to your brand, but according to King, the more important part of the equation is having shoes and apparel that people actually want to buy. Becoming cool is meeting customers on their level, getting the lowdown on trends as they happen, and responding to them. 

"Creating something that is cool takes multiple efforts," King said. "I think you need an athlete or a cultural icon like Kanye West or Pharrell [Williams]. But the product really needs to proceed to be cool."

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Here's how many nights $2,500 will get you in 10 popular vacation destinations


Miami BeachTravel planning and booking site TripAdvisor has revealed where Americans should travel this spring to get the most bang for their buck.

Its TripMaximizer report looks at average hotel rates and flight costs from the top US airports to see how far the dollar will stretch in 10 of the most popular tourist destinations. 

TripAdvisor surveyed 1,500 US travelers and found that 50% of them spent $2,500 or more on accommodation and flights for their trip. Based on this budget, they calculated the number of nights you could afford to spend in each place if you traveled between March 1 and May 31, 2017.

The report shows that in some cases it's cheaper to travel to international destinations than to stay within the US. 

From the beaches in Spain to the pool parties of Miami, see how many nights you can get for your $2,500 at 10 popular vacation spots, ranked by length of stay from shortest to longest.

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10. Cancun, Mexico

Average flight cost per person: $463

Average nightly hotel rate on TripAdvisor: $422

Duration of trip possible: 5 nights

9. Miami Beach, Florida

Average flight cost per person: $396

Average nightly hotel rate on TripAdvisor: $403

Duration of trip possible: 5 nights

8. Honolulu, Hawaii

Average flight cost per person: $746

Average nightly hotel rate on TripAdvisor: $317

Duration of trip possible: 6 nights

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Nate Silver has the perfect formula for winning your March Madness bracket


An estimated 40 million people will fill out brackets predicting the winner of the NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament. Having the most accurate predictions can result in big money, so you want to be on your game.

Nate Silver established his reputation with predictions of political elections, and he now runs the website FiveThirtyEight, which is owned by ESPN. We asked Silver to explain his approach to filling out a March Madness bracket that has a legitimate chance of going all the way.

The paperback version of Silver's book The Signal and the Noiseis in stores now.

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A penthouse owned by Trump's trust is on the market for $35 million — look inside


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A penthouse at Trump Park Avenue owned by the Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust, of which the president is the exclusive beneficiary, just hit the market asking $35 million, according to public records.

Trump transferred the unit, located at 502 Park Avenue, to the trust in January, but he has been trying to sell the unit for quite a while. He first listed it in 2008 for $45 million, then raised the ask to $51 million after a renovation, before dropping it back down to $31 million. He brought it back to the market in 2013 for $45 million, but ultimately took down the listing in March 2016, when it was asking $35 million.

The 6,278-square-foot spread has four bedrooms and six bathrooms. It also features a private elevator, private terraces, panoramic views of the city, 22 arched windows, a library and a den. Nitza Zinbarg of Trump International Realty has the listing.

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Trump’s trust recently sold another penthouse unit in the building to a Chinese businesswoman for $15.89 million. Ivanka Trump listed a smaller unit in the building for $4 million in December.

The trustees of the Donald Trump Revocable Trust are Donald Trump Jr. and Allen Weisselberg, the CEO of the Trump Organization, but the president retains the right to dissolve the trust at will.

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These are the 15 best airports in the world


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Consumer aviation website Skytrax has published its latest annual World Airport Awardsand for the fifth consecutive year, Singapore's Changi International Airport took home the crown as the world's best airport. The facility serves as one of Southeast Asia's largest transit hubs and is a major cog in the city-state's bustling economy.

"Winning the Skytrax World’s Best Airport Award for the fifth consecutive year is an immense encouragement to our 50,000-strong airport community at Changi Airport, every one of whom is passionate about delivering the most memorable airport experience to our passengers," Changi Airport Group CEO Lee Seow Hiang said in a statement. "This recognition affirms our service belief which we have held steadfast all these years - putting passengers at the heart of all we do."

The Skytrax annual rankings are based on the impressions of nearly 14 million flyers from 105 countries. More than 550 airports were included in the survey, which covers 39 service and performance parameters, including facility comfort, location of bathrooms, and the language skills of the airport staff.

Here's a closer look at the other airports that made it to the top of the prestigious Skytrax list.

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15. Copenhagen Airport (CPH)

Yearly passengers: 26.6 million

Previous rank: 18

Why it's awesome: Copenhagen is one of the busiest hubs in Northern Europe and is a major base of operations for Scandinavian Airlines and Norwegian Air Shuttle.

Skytrax reviewers lauded the airport for its clearly placed signs and the efficient, though sometimes crowded, facilities. 

Source: Skytrax World Airport Awards. Yearly passenger figure is for 2015, provided by Copenhagen Airport.

14. Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT)

Yearly passengers: 39.1 million

Previous rank: 11

Why it's awesome: Narita is the first of the two Tokyo airports to appear on the list. Located 35 miles outside of Japanese capital, Narita handles the majority of the international traffic going in and out of the city. The airport serves as a major hub for ANA, Japan Airlines, Delta, and United.

Skytrax reviewers lauded the airport for its efficient and friendly staff, clean facilities, and abundant dining options.

Source: Skytrax World Airport Awards. Yearly passenger figure is for 2016, provided by Narita International Airport.

13. Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Yearly passengers: 22.3 million

Previous rank: 14

Why it's great: Vancouver takes home the prize as the top ranked airport in North America for the eight year in a row, and for good reason. Customer reviewers on Skytrax cited YVR's friendly staff, high level of organization, and easy access to downtown Vancouver as some of the best things about the airport.

Vancouver International also boasts a floatplane terminal, as well as a sizable collection of art from the Pacific Northwest.

Source: Skytrax World Airport Awards. Yearly passenger figures are final rankings for 2016 provided by Vancouver International Airport.

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Business Insider is hiring a full-time personal finance reporter for its Your Money section


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Do you love talking — and writing — about money?

Are you excited to explore the psychology of wealth, the challenges of saving, and the way successful people look at money?

Business Insider is hiring a full-time reporter for its Your Money vertical, one of the fastest-growing sections of the world's No. 1 digital business publication.

Candidates should be comfortable writing quick, aggregated stories that highlight the most interesting angles of the day's news, while simultaneously working on reported medium-length and long-form features.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Insatiable curiosity
  • A strong voice and the ability to write with authority
  • Interest in digital media and how readers consume news on the web
  • Previous writing experience, preferably business
  • Journalism degree and/or background preferred
  • Copy-editing skills, light HTML and Photoshop experience, and knowledge of social media are also useful

APPLY HEREwith your resume and cover letter telling us why this is your ideal job.

Please note that this full time position requires that you work in our Manhattan office. Business Insider offers competitive compensation packages complete with benefits.

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Drinkers are starting to lose their taste for the most popular beer in America


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Samuel Adams is once again the No. 1 beer this St. Patrick's Day — but it may not be able to keep that title for long. 

The Boston-based beer brand was the top-perceived beer in the weeks leading up to St. Patrick's Day for the fourth year in a row, according to data from YouGov BrandIndex. 

However, the brand is losing its buzz, according to a measure that YouGov issues by asking consumers: "If you've heard anything about the brand in the last two weeks, through advertising, news or word of mouth, was it positive or negative?”

Out of a possible score of between -100 and 100, Samuel Adams' buzz ranked 10.6 in 2017, down from 13.4 in 2016. And, the beer didn't top YouGov's list of buzziest beers for women, falling short of No. 1 Budweiser and No. 2 Corona.

"Samuel Adams is not a big loss, but it is significant enough to sense they are maturing as a brand," YouGov spokesperson Drew Kerr told Business Insider. "It is common with many top brands that they hit maturity and don't make the same gains like they used to."

A potential contender for the top spot next year is Corona, which ranked second on YouGov's 2017 list. While eight out of 10 beers on the list lost popularity, Corona's buzz rose 0.9 points, allowing it to beat out Budweiser for the No. 2 spot.

SEE ALSO: Beer giants have lost big by ignoring women — now they're trying to win them back

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The easiest ways to prevent the eyestrain caused by staring at screens, according to ophthalmologists


After staring at screens all day, eyes can become dry, itchy, blurry, irritated — and that discomfort is frequently accompanied by a headache.

This phenomenon is known as eyestrain, often referred to as "digital eyestrain."

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Terry Crews explains why he decided to build his own PC


Terry Crews, actor, former NFL player, and host of Netflix's "Ultimate Beastmaster," discusses why he decided to build his own PC and how he used Facebook to help. Following is a transcript of the video.

I didn’t know what I was doing at all. I just went and got a list and all the video tutorials I could find.

Me and the whole relationship with the PC world is kind of wonderful because I remember coming in and watching my son and I thought he was playing video games. And he wasn’t. He was actually watching someone else play video games on the computer. I was like,”Wait, wait, you’re not playing? You’re not — what is this?” He was like, “Oh no, this is so and so, he’s the hit guy. He’s playing ...” I said, I don’t understand this. And I realized I was losing my son. I was losing him. And I said, I need to be a part of his world. I need to find out what he’s about. Because you know, so many times parents are like, “Okay, come on, you’re gonna come to work with dad. Come and do what dad wants you to do.” And I realized I didn’t want to be that guy. So, I asked him what he liked and what he was about. And he was like, “I love games. I love video games. I love this whole thing.” So I said, listen, not only are we going to get into the games, we are gonna build our own computer.

I didn’t know what I was doing at all. I just went and got a list and all the video tutorials I could find. And bought all the stuff. And then I got Facebook to help to me. I literally was holding up my Facebook like, “Where does this cord go? Does this go in here?” And they were like, “Yeah!” And then I would do the other things and they’d go “No!” It was really hilarious. Because to watch me fumble around and I — let me tell you, once you start, it’s like — it’s the most advanced Lego set ever. You can’t stop.

It was a bonding experience between me and my son.

Once that power button — you press the power button and it all worked. The thing lit up. And we were playing games. We, we play games and see what’s happening. And I just said, this is the most satisfying thing ever. It’s like the new HAM radio.

The PC thing is something that a father can do with his family. And it’s funny, cause my daughters like it too. So, it’s really great. But I knew he would — that’s one thing he was in. And I said, I’m gonna be a part of your world. And now I’m in.

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Adidas fixed its biggest mistake and became the second-biggest sportswear brand in America



Adidas fixed some pretty big mistakes to become North America's second-largest sportswear maker in 2016.

Chief among them: the company wasn't giving the American market the attention it deserves, according to the company's North American president, Mark King.

"I think the biggest mistake — and honestly it was a big mistake — was that we didn't make North America the No.1 priority for the company," King recently told Business Insider.

North America buys the lion's share of sports apparel, shoes, and equipment. It represents 40% of the worldwide sports market, according to industry estimates. 

"We didn't really treat it with the respect that we needed to," King said.

Adidas, a German company, primarily invested in European-centric sports like soccer. It maintains a top position through much of the rest of the world in this category. This "makes us the legitimate sports brand, which gives us a great platform to do our business" in those regions, King said.

Soccer, however, is nowhere near as popular in the US. So when Adidas decided to make the US market its biggest priority worldwide, it needed to adapt to US tastes.

"We were using the same model here as we were using everywhere else, and it was not very effective," King said.

To Adidas, this shifting strategy meant that the company started to "over-invest" in the US compared to other regions, and it generally looked at the consumer through the lens of the US and North America. The company built up design, development, and other infrastructure in the US in order to make products within that market first priority. In some cases, it designed products specifically for the US.

The strategy seems to have paid off for the company, at least in the short term. Adidas' US sales were up 30% year over year by the end of 2016.

SEE ALSO: How Adidas finally became cool again

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San Francisco is getting a social club with on-call masseurs and sensory deprivation pods


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In San Francisco, the merits of a coffee shop are based on the number of power outlets it has. The laptops and cell phones often outnumber the patrons.

Seth Quest, owner of a venture-backed spa and social club coming to San Francisco in 2018, wants to give the community a new place to unplug. There's one catch.

"I don't want a lot of techies there," Quest tells Business Insider. "I want radiant people, people who are passionate about what they're doing in their life."

It would seem entrepreneurs fit into that category, but Quest is going for more of a wellness-guru vibe. The Waterhouse Spa & Social Club aims to be an R&R destination where some 300 members — hand-picked by Quest based on their professional and personal interests and skills — will come to detox from technology and form authentic connections outside the office.

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Located in the city's gentrifying SoMa neighborhood, the Waterhouse will have amenities that are hard to come by outside a resort. Members can soak in the heated tub or pool, enjoy a beverage from the kombucha bar or tea lounge, or unwind with a sound meditation session (a practice that uses gongs and symbols to help clear the mind).

Quest says he's also looking to install flotation pods (or sensory deprivation tanks). They look like bathtubs with clamshell lids and contain about 1,200 pounds of Epsom salt, allowing the bather to float on the surface. The tubs pump music through the water and light up with LEDs. "You feel like you're in outer space, it allows your muscles to completely relax," Quest says.

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Membership will cost about $100 per month for people ages 27 and under, $200 for people older than that, and $400 for an "elite membership," which includes consultations with holistic healers. However, anyone is welcome to tap the shoulder of an employee, who will wear a special necklace, and ask for a massage or acupuncture session, Quest says.

The Waterhouseblew past its goal on crowdfunding site Indiegogo in March, raising over $22,000. Quest tells Business Insider the campaign was intended to validate demand for investors' sake. He's raising from angels and a handful of institutional venture capitalists.

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The spa and social club's mission holds special meaning for Quest, who previously ran an office design consulting company. The roller coaster of emotions that came with being an entrepreneur as well as the frequent run-ins with failure led him to become depressed.

The Waterhouse gives people "the ability to go to a place and create almost a retreat-like experience — carve out three or four hours and maybe a do a sound meditation, then have some tea, have a great conversation with someone — and come out of it feeling grounded and good," Quest says.

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Why you probably don't need to splurge on organic produce, according to a toxicologist


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To buy organic, or not to buy organic?

That question has probably pained every grocery shopper with a budget large enough to consider it.

Every year, an organization called the Environmental Working Group (EWG) tries to help answer this question by highlighting which foods have the most and least "pesticide loads" — the chemicals organic produce is supposed to be grown without. EWG's "Dirty Dozen" list ranks the 12 fruits and vegetables with the highest levels — it includes strawberries, peaches, spinach, and tomatoes.

There's a small problem with the ranking, however, according to Dr. Carl Winter, a professor of toxicology at the University of California, Davis.

The list doesn't use a standard test designed to tell whether something is dangerous for human health. EWG measures the amount of pesticide residues on each piece of produce, but doesn't take into account the tenet that the dose makes the poison.

In other words, the amounts of pesticides found on the Dirty Dozen list are too small to merit concern in the first place.

"Typical US consumer exposure to the most common pesticides found on the [list] is at a tiny fraction of what would be of health concern," Winter told Business Insider.

avocado smoked salmon blueberries healthy food meal bowl tomatoes lunchTo decide whether a food or other substance is safe to eat or use, toxicologists like Winter — who specialize in studying the effects of chemicals on the body — focus on three main things. 

  1. Toxicity of the thing being studied (in this case, pesticides)
  2. The amount of consumption of the food with said pesticides in it
  3. The residue levels of pesticides found on the food

The "Dirty Dozen" doesn't look at any of the three, Winter says.

Winter recently peeled apart the components of the "Dirty Dozen" ranking in a study he co-authored, which was published in the Journal of Toxicology. In the paper, he finds the following issues with the system used to classify produce as "dirty":

  1. Of the most commonly detected pesticides found on the 12 pieces of produce that the EWG listed as "dirty," Winter found the amounts were so low that they "pose negligible risks to consumers"
  2. Eating organic forms of those 12 fruits and veggies instead doesn't significantly reduce any of those negligible risks
  3. The methodology used by the EWG "lacks scientific credibility."

So why does the EWG continue to come out with its "Dirty Dozen" list every year, even though it doesn't really tell you how dangerous specific foods are?

According to Monica Amarelo, EWG's director of communications, "the Shopper’s Guide is not and has never claimed to be a risk assessment. It’s a straightforward ranking of which fruits and vegetables tested by the USDA had the most pesticides."

And some researchers say this has some value, at least for people with young children or toddlers. Indeed, some evidence — such as a 2012 study published in the journal Pediatrics — suggests pesticide exposure may affect little ones more acutely than it does adults.

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“Even low levels of pesticide exposure can be harmful to infants, babies and young children, so when possible, parents and caregivers should take steps to lower children's exposures to pesticides while still feeding them diets rich in healthy fruits and vegetables," Dr. Philip Landrigan, a pediatrician at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York, tells USA Today.

Winter disagrees.

"This latest iteration of the 'Dirty Dozen' follows the same flawed methodology as all of its predecessors and therefore is of dubious value to consumers," Winter says. "My biggest concern is that attention given to the 'Dirty Dozen' will discourage consumers from eating enough fruits and vegetables (either conventional or organic) which will do them much more harm than good."

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We went to Sheetz and discovered why it's the most overrated convenience store in America


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When it comes to convenience stores, many believe Sheetz has no equal. 

The chain has been locked in fierce rivalry with Wawa for decades, with no signs of letting up as the two premium gas station brands bring out all the stops to win customers over. 

Looking for answers, we decided to visit Sheetz country and came to a vastly different conclusion than its most fervent defenders. 

Here's how Sheetz fails to live up to its lofty reputation:

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We arrived at a Sheetz location in Easton, Pennsylvania, intrigued by the reputation that precedes it, yet skeptical nonetheless.

Walking inside, we were immediately impressed by the cleanly glitz and glamour. Sheetz is bright, colorful, organized, and supersized.

Suddenly we're seeing why this chain with more than 500 locations in six states is seen as a worthy adversary to Wawa. The store is expansive and has an indoor dining area, something most Wawas don't have.

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Take a rarely seen look inside New York's famed Woolworth Building, which is now home to multimillion-dollar condos


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Once the tallest building in New York City, the Woolworth Building is a historic landmark. Completed in 1913, the building was equipped to maintain its own electricity, heat, subway entrance, and barber shop. With past tenants such as Nikola Tesla and the Manhattan Project — the team that helped develop the atomic bombs during World War II — the building has been beloved by historians and New Yorkers for decades.

After the building's observation deck closed during World War II, the building was closed to tourists until 2013. Even now, access is somewhat limited.

But this week, Alchemy Properties revealed photos of two of the 33 brand-new luxury condos that are a part of the years-long conversion on the building's 29th through 58th floors. While not ready for move-in just yet, there will be one-bedroom condos available for $4.575 million, two-bedroom units for $7.2 million, and full-floor residences for $26.4 million. Previous reports by Curbed NY pegged the penthouse listing price at $110 million.

Luckily, Untapped Cities has given a handful of tours inside the building to show what it's like after all these years. A couple of months ago, we joined them for a tour that included an exclusive look at the basement. Below, learn about the building's historic past and check out the new photos of its luxury condos. 

Jack Sommer contributed reporting to a previous version of this article.

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The entrance to the lobby of the Woolworth Building faces Broadway, in New York's trendy Tribeca neighborhood.

Once inside, we were greeted by our tour guide, Roy Suskin, who serves as the building's manager.

F.W. Woolworth earned millions from his chain of five-and-dime stores between 1879 and 1913. He used his newfound wealth to pay for the building and its flourishes.

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San Francisco's trendiest coffee roaster is now making a $12 marijuana-infused cold brew


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A Bay Area pot startup has made it even easier to "wake and bake," with a new marijuana-infused cold-brew coffee.

Somatik, an artisanal pot-products company founded in 2016, teamed up with boutique roaster Ritual Coffee to create the drink, which hit cannabis dispensary refrigerators in January. An eight-ounce bottle retails for $12.

"Cannabis is a lot like coffee in that ... everyone has their routine. I wanted to show that you could actually build a routine around cannabis that [keeps you] functional and does help you," says Christopher Schroeder, founder of Somatik.

Somatik Featuring Ritual Coffee uses coffee beans grown in western Colombia — steeped for 12 hours in cold water to produce a robust, silky concentrate — and 15 milligrams of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the ingredient in marijuana that gets users high. Drinking the whole bottle would be the (very) rough equivalent of taking a few hits off a joint.

The Bay Area has long been a breeding ground for innovative coffee roasters, from venture-capital darling Blue Bottle Coffee to family-run Philz Coffee. More recently, another industry the area is famous for — marijuana — has moved towards artisanal products as the market matures. Entrepreneurs like Schroeder are optimistic that craft weed will become the new specialty coffee  a lucrative business.

Somatik Featuring Ritual Coffee pairs the two trends in a product that aims to be high-quality and discreet. Schroeder, a former product manager at wearables company Jawbone, wanted to create something his family and friends would find approachable.

"You could have it at your desk and no one's going to be like, 'Oh, what are you doing?' But also, you could talk about it and it does help normalize it. You're not smoking a joint or ripping a dab. You're just drinking something that tastes really good," Schroeder says.

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He also hopes Somatik helps entrepreneurs like him rein in their anxiety.

"Living in San Francisco and being in Startupland, there is a lot of stress, a lot of long hours, and a lot of things to be serious about," Schroeder says. "Cannabis helps me to lighten up, and I wanted to convey that in the brand."

In partnership with Eileen Rinaldi (founder of Ritual Coffee) and her team, Schroeder tasted 40 test batches before landing on the winning formula. He says the drink has subtle notes of cherry, bright lemon, and chocolate. "Nine out of 10 people" don't taste the cannabis, in part because the manufacturer deliberately strips the plant of its terpenes, or fragrant oils, during processing, according to Schroeder.

The coffee drink is currently available in six dispensaries in the Bay Area.

Californians voted in favor of legalizing marijuana for recreational use last November. The adult-use market is expected to roll out in 2018, though cannabis cafés and other public consumption areas will likely be further out.

Schroeder hopes to someday see his brew on shelves in cafés like Ritual Coffee. "My dream is to be on tap," he says.

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