The secret sauce to YouTube’s viral food personalities — ‘they f— up constantly’

Food videos are booming on YouTube — from mukbangs to challenge videos to recipes – and with media giants like BuzzFeed and Condé Nast pumping out mouthwatering content, the genre has become a staple of the average YouTube user’s experience on the platform. Unlike the mainstream food channels and cult favorite shows like “Chopped” that showcase talented, professional chefs, a new style of food video has captured YouTube’s attention – amateurs, many of whom are just figuring out recipes as they go along. The appeal of amateur chefs, many of whom deliver end products that would send Gordon Ramsey into a rage, are on display in wildly popular series like… Read More

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As the popularity of vinyl music has surged, so have bootleg records — but some artists say it’s not all bad

The vinyl industry is on the rise decades after CDs brought about its downfall, and while records can’t compete with streaming, music fans of all ages are interested in physical media. As records become popular again, so do bootlegs, according to several industry experts. Bootlegging in an unauthorized practice, but some artists and record sellers said there are benefits to making unofficial music available for purchase. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. You may have heard that vinyl is back, but with the resurgence of records comes the return of a controversial practice in the music industry: bootlegging. Bootlegging is the practice of taking an unauthorized recording, usually of… Read More

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A jewelry battle is brewing between 3 of the biggest luxury conglomerates in the world

LVMH, the world’s largest luxury conglomerate, put a bid forward to acquire jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co this week. The deal could be worth as much as $14.5 billion, which would make it LVMH’s most expensive acquisition ever. Analysts say the deal would make strategic sense for LVMH as it looks to build out its luxury jewelry offering and better compete with rivals Kering and Richemont. This is especially pertinent as jewelry is one of the fastest-growing sectors in luxury. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. This week the world’s biggest luxury conglomerate, LVMH, put forward a bid to acquire iconic American jewelry maker Tiffany & Co. in a… Read More

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Cygnus cargo ship heads to space station with satellite built by students in Seattle

Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket rises from its Virginia launch pad, sending a Cygnus cargo craft to the International Space Station. (NASA via YouTube) Northrop Grumman launched a robotic Cygnus cargo capsule to the International Space Station today, marking one giant leap for a small satellite built by students at the University of Washington and Seattle’s Raisbeck Aviation High School. The 7-pound HuskySat-1 was among 8,200 pounds of supplies, equipment and scientific payloads packed aboard the Cygnus for liftoff atop Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket at 9:59 a.m. ET (6:59 a.m. PT) from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on the Virginia coast. Hundreds of onlookers cheered as the rocket rose into sunny skies… Read More

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THE FUTURE OF APPLE: The road ahead for the tech giant is services, not iPhones (AAPL)

Apple is at a tipping point. The tech giant’s fiscal Q1 2019 represented the first time in more than a decade the company saw declines in both revenue and profit during a holiday season. Apple’s peripheral segments — ‘Services’ and ‘Wearables, Home, and Accessories’ — were two bright spots for the company. And Apple’s latest event marked a shift in the company’s approach, with a focus on news, games, videos, and other content. Business Insider Intelligence has outlined the road ahead for the tech giant in The Future of Apple. To get your copy of this exclusive report absolutely FREE, simply click here. Join the conversation about this story »… Read More

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11 entrepreneurs and CEOs reveal the best tips for negotiating virtually anything

Learning how to negotiate — whether in business or life — is one of the most valuable skills you can have. And anyone can develop it. These 10 top leaders have done all sorts of successful negotiations. They recommend considering tone, emotions, and compromise in negotiations. For Marcello Arrambide, founder of Day Trading Academy and cofounder of SpeedUpTrader, the best outcome isn’t always the best price — he recently happily overpaid by 300% in a negotiation. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The art of negotiation is one of the most valuable skills in life and business. But if it doesn’t come naturally, don’t worry: Anyone can develop negotiation… Read More

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