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  • Parsley Health is a medical practice that charges a monthly fee and doesn't take insurance. 
  • For $150 a month, the membership provides access to doctors and health coaches, with the goal of treating conditions in a more comprehensive way than traditional primary care. 
  • In April, the company raised $10 million in venture capital to help it expand on the technology that's used to interpret the data that it collects from patients, as well as build new clinics.

Entering Parsley Health's offices in New York's Union Square area, you might not feel as if you're headed to the doctor. 

The practice, housed in a WeWork building, has the feel of the startup space complete with succulents and a kitchen. The first clue you're in a medical practice comes from a room filled with supplements and other supplies and a massage table that sits on the side of an office. 

Parsley Health, which got its start in 2016 and now has centers in Los Angeles, San Francisco in addition to New York, is the only medical practice located in WeWork. The practice is focused on functional medicine, a type of practice that tries to take a more comprehensive approach at treating the underlying cause of a particular disease, looking at it more holistically than on a case-by-case basis. For a monthly fee of $150 you get not just primary care visits but nutrition plans, supplement regimens, along with more...

For years now, we've been hearing that Apple is working on a pair of smart glasses powered by augmented reality.

Augmented reality (AR), for those unfamiliar, lets you see virtual images in the real world.

Apple's smart glasses probably won't be ready until around 2020 at the earliest, but if you're wondering what that might look like, the popular freelance and crowdsource marketplace Freelancer.com recently held a contest asking designers to dream up a pair of Apple-made smart glasses. The competition featured 60 entrants and a $250 prize.

Here are the best Apple smart-glasses concepts we saw from the design contest:

SEE ALSO: This GIF nails how the iPhone X could be the foundation for Apple's rumored smart glasses

SEE ALSO: 9 reasons you should buy an iPhone 8 instead of an iPhone X

The winner of the contest was 31-year-old Renan Moreno from Brazil, who came up with this Apple smart-glasses concept that would provide an "unmatched gaming experience."

We're guessing the ski goggle-like set up on the bottom is for a fully immersive virtual reality gaming experience, and the glasses at the top are for everyday use and maybe some casual gaming. 



The first runner-up was this concept from 26-year-old Kervin Tuazon of Marikina City, Philippines, who was clearly inspired by Apple's Magic Mouse.

The second runner-up was this Apple smart-glasses concept from Kelly Echavarria Toro, a freelance designer from Antioquia, Colombia, who imagined a completely immersive AR...

  • Apple's lineup of iPads can be confusing.
  • There are now five different iPad models to choose from, each with different storage and cellular options. 
  • For most people, the best iPad is the 6th Generation iPad, which starts at $329.

This past weekend, I was asked what should be a simple question by a friend: “Which iPad should I buy?”

It turns out, for many people, buying a new Apple iPad is anything but simple. “There are just so many of them,” he lamented.

He’s not the only person to be confused by the proliferating iPad lineup. You now have the iPad (6th generation), iPad (5th generation,) iPad Pro with a 10.5-inch display, iPad Pro with a 12.9-inch display, and the iPad Mini 4 — that’s a lot to choose from, even if you just want an iPad to do iPad things with.

The good news is that any iPad can surf the web, send emails, and install apps. The trick is to know exactly how much iPad you need, so you’re not paying for specs or features you might not use.

These iPads are ranked in order of what is most likely the best fit for you.

iPad 6th Generation

Who’s it for? Anyone who needs an iPad for home or light work at the best value.

Starting at: $329 for 32GB

Why this iPad? This iPad — just iPad — can browse the web, play games, and check social media, and the...

Google-parent company Alphabet reports its Q1 earnings after the closing bell on Monday. Wall Street is eagerly waiting to see whether YouTube, the company's dominant video service, continues to drive revenue growth. Revenue from non-advertising businesses, such as Google's cloud business and its fledgling hardware group, will also be under the spotlight.

Shares of Alphabet have fallen about 9% over the past three months, as worries about online privacy and regulatory risks weigh on the stock.

Here are the key numbers Wall Street is looking for, according to Bloomberg estimates:

  • Net Revenue (ex-traffic acquisition costs): $24.5 billion, up roughly 22% year-on-year
  • Earnings per share (GAAP): $9.30

Business Insider will be covering the earnings results live as they cross the wire, so hit refresh or click here for the latest details.

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A few months ago, my older sister made a life change that was met with animosity among the rest of my family members: she switched from an iPhone to a Google Pixel 2. 

Now, I'm a huge fan of the Pixel 2. It's my favorite Android phone on the market, and I'm considering making the switch once I pay off my iPhone 6s. 

My problem was that my sister lives nearly 400 miles away from me, and she has two young kids. By switching to an Android phone, she seemingly eliminated the easiest way for me to talk to my 2-year-old niece. That niece, by the way, is also a FaceTime devotee. Whenever my sister tries to call me the old-fashioned way, she says, "No, Mommy. FaceTime!"

Luckily for my niece and I, though, Google thought of a solution for people in a cross-platform relationship: a video calling app called Google Duo. 

Duo is a free app that works on both iPhone and Android phones. It comes standard on the Pixel, and all I had to do was take two minutes to download it for iPhone from the App Store.

These days, my sister and I can video chat whenever we please. Here's how it works:

SEE ALSO: A major update to the Apple Watch might be coming later this year — here's what we're expecting

When you first open Google Duo, it looks totally different from FaceTime.

Duo...

  • Airstream recently introduced a new trailer, its first-ever production fiberglass model.
  • The product came from a 2016 acquisition of an Oregon-based startup.
  • The Nest by Airstream can be towed by relatively modest vehicles.
  • It sells for $49,500, and it weighs 3,400 pounds.


Airstream is famous for its iconic aluminum trailers. 

But last week,  the company launched its first-ever fiberglass production model: Nest by Airstream

Nest, which can be towed by a compact SUV, makes an attractive investment for both younger buyers looking to get into the outdoor life and for those who want to take to the road without the need of hotels and motels along the way. 

Here's a closer look.

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If you know anything about Airstream trailers, it's probably the silver-bullet aluminum models you've seen.

The 85-year-old company manufactures, in the USA, the all-American trailer at its best, crafted from shimmering aluminum and exuding timeless cool.



But Airstream has been shaking up its designs of late. Its modest Basecamp rolled out in 2016.

The Basecamp was a shiny Airstream that evoked the brand's image. The recently launched Nest by Airstream is a different story.

In 2016, under CEO Bob Wheeler (who joined in 2005), Airstream acquired NEST Caravan, an Oregon startup that had produced a prototype trailer that caught Airstream's eye.



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In case you were wondering, the Galaxy S9 Plus housed inside the $30 Incipio Dualpro case, can survive the weight of a Subaru Outback.

You don't need to know how it happened. It was a simple example of human error. All you need to know is that I accidentally ran over the Business Insider office's Galaxy S9 review unit with a front tire – and then a rear tire – and it suffered absolutely no damage whatsoever. 

There was so little damage, that when I was using it later, I actually managed to temporarily forget that it was run over by a car. Twice, technically, if you count each tire. 

I don't know if the Galaxy S9 on its own – without a case – could have survived its unexpected durability trial. That seems unlikely considering the drop tests conducted by SquareTrade, where the S9's screen cracks pretty easily from a six-foot drop.

And I don't know whether other cases from Incipio or other case makers could protect the Galaxy S9 as well. All I know is that the Galaxy S9 display is made of strong glass, and the Incipio Dualpro is a good case. 

Actually, there was one thing that happened when I ran over the phone with my car. The music I was playing to a Bluetooth speaker was paused. I pressed the play button after wiping the screen from the dusty tire marks and the music resumed. 

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  • Kanye West was spotted watching a video from Google exec Ray Kurzweil, the company's chief futurist and director of engineering.
  • The specific video was Kurzweil's TED Talk "The Accelerating Power of Technology."

Musician and fashion designer Kanye West sparked a million tweets on Monday when he shared short videos of him listening to right-wing personalities like Scott Adams.

But a small clue hidden on his Apple laptop screen shows he's been mainlining other controversial opinions — some from Google's chief futurist and director of engineering Ray Kurzweil.

In his latest video posted on Monday, Kanye has a tab open pointing to a TED Talk by Kurzweil called "The Accelerating Power of Technology."

Here's the footage from Kanye's tweet:

🙌🙌🙌 pic.twitter.com/m5JGp9zKyM— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 23, 2018

Zoom in on the top tab:

That tab says it's a 2007 talk from the renowned futurist — it's also worth noting that it sure looks like Kanye taped over the webcam on his MacBook.

Who is Ray Kurzweil and what does he believe? 

If Kanye in fact watched the entire video — he didn't respond to a tweet — he would've heard a few of the technology industry's most far-out ideas, concepts that have been adopted by powerful people in Silicon Valley.

Kurzweil's big idea is that the rate of technological change is increasing — so fast, actually, that by 2030 there...

Midwestern states like Illinois, Ohio, and Missouri are home to many coal-fired plants.

A growing number of these plants are shutting down, partly due to the declining costs of renewables. According to one recent Moody's Analytics report, the price of wind power has fallen so rapidly that it could soon replace coal-fired plants in the Midwest.

Meanwhile, the Trump administration has confirmed plans to eliminate the Clean Power Plan, the Obama-era program aimed at helping the United States meet its Paris climate agreement goals by curbing carbon emissions from power plants. 

The announcement follows a series of other rollbacks from the Environmental Protection Agency. Under administrator Scott Pruitt, the EPA has reversed a ban on a pesticide that can harm children's brains. It has also moved to delay the Clean Water Rule, which clarified the Clean Water Act to prohibit industries from dumping pollutants into streams and wetlands.

If Pruitt succeeds with these measures, the US could return to some of the same conditions as we had before air and water quality were regulated. 

Soon after the EPA's founding in 1970, the agency dispatched 100 photographers to capture America's environmental problems in a photo project called Documerica. Of the 81,000 images they took, over 20,000 photos were archived, and at least 15,000 have been digitized by the National Archives.

On Earth Day, check out a selection of Documerica photos of Midwestern cities that were taken in the early 1970s.

SEE ALSO: Vintage EPA photos reveal what New York City looked like before the US regulated pollution

Many Documerica photos show scenes of general life in US in the...

It's very difficult for startup companies to build hardware that can compete against large companies like Google, Amazon, and Apple. Wyze Labs' first product — the Wyze Cam — has many of the same features as Google’s Nest Cam for nearly 10% of the cost. Following is a transcript of the video.

Steve Kovach - The big thing about Wyze is it offers a lot of the features that you might see from competitors like Nest and Amazon and all those other companies but it's way cheaper, it's 20 bucks. How do you guys do that? How do you even make money on this thing?

Elana Fishman - Founding this company, what we really focused on was thinking about how do we democratize technology? So there were four of us that founded this together. Our background, we met when we were working at Amazon.

We bring a very customer-centric focus to smart home and we looked at the smart home industry and realized that a lot of the products out there weren't meeting customer needs. So either very expensive or unreliable and glitchy and just weren't meeting the expectations of customers and we thought we could do better.

Steve Kovach - So on paper, spec by spec, it seems very similar to these pricier cameras. Nest cameras have been around for years, your former employer Amazon has their own version and they also just bought Ring. Just walk me through the specs of what...

  • Facebook is in the midst of an ongoing controversy over its roll in the 2016 US presidential election, particularly for its business model.
  • Facebook is in the business of ad sales. The way Facebook targets ads is by using information from users.
  • Since Facebook is a free service, and it turns user information into revenue through ad sales, critics have repeated the old adage, "If you're not paying, you're not the customer — you're the product.
  • Facebook is pushing back on that assertion in a note published on Monday.


Facebook is free ... sort of.

In exchange for accessing the social network, messaging, and the many other free services Facebook offers, users give up their personal information. It doesn't feel like an exchange because the entire purpose of Facebook is to provide real information about your life to fill out your Facebook profile page.

But that data is used by Facebook to sell "targeted" ads. 

Facebook is "free," you pay with your personal information. That information is then used to sell targeted ads — the primary way Facebook makes money. 

It's this business model that's a point of contention for Facebook's critics. As Apple CEO Tim Cook...

  • Google search results give a misleading "release date" for "Avengers: Infinity War."
  • Google's snippet says the movie releases this Monday, April 23 in the US. It actually comes to theaters April 27 in the US. 
  • Google search results have a history of promoting false information such as debunked conspiracy theories.

If you want to know when Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War" comes to theaters, Google is not going to make it easy for you.

According to Google, the release date for Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War" is "April 23, 2018" in the US. It's not. As of Monday morning, this misleading answer appeared at the top of the search results in the form of a snippet block, which is a quick summary of the answer to your search.

The film's release date is actually this Friday, April 27 in the US.

There's a reasonable answer to why Google's search results might return an incorrect release date. The film's Los Angeles premiere is April 23. Wikipedia, for instance, lists both April 23 (for the Los Angeles premiere) and April 27 (for the US release).

But Google's answer isn't helpful to the average user who just wants to know when the movie comes out in theaters.

Searching the likes of "Avengers: Infinity War release date" or "Infinity War release" will bring you to the following misleading snippet:

That misleading date also shows up in the sidebar to the...

  • American Airlines passenger Jacob Garcia was arrested after allegedly touching a female passenger inappropriately and resisting efforts to remove him from the aircraft, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department.
  • Garcia had boarded a flight from Miami to Chicago on Sunday when he allegedly touched the passenger without her permission.
  • Garcia was arrested on charges of battery, depriving an officer of his weapon, disorderly conduct, resisting an officer, and criminal mischief.  


American Airlines passenger Jacob Garcia was arrested after allegedly touching a female passenger inappropriately and resisting efforts to remove him from the aircraft, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department.

Garcia had boarded a flight from Miami to Chicago on Sunday when he allegedly touched the passenger without her permission. According to the Miami-Dade Police Department's arrest report, Garcia was moved to a different seat after the first incident, but "began to scream and insult" the woman and her boyfriend and became involved in an altercation with another passenger. 

#AA2246 - from my POV pic.twitter.com/JvLugLLKCs— Jabari Ennis (@PoleVaultDream) April 23, 2018

 

After the altercation, police offers were called to the scene and Garcia was asked to exit the aircraft, but he allegedly refused and resisted the officers' efforts to remove him. A video captured by another passenger and posted to Twitter shows Garcia arguing with officers and attempting to prevent an officer from placing handcuffs on him.

"Well, you just assaulted a lady, for one," a passenger...

  • Templum, a New York-based trading technology company, has raised $10 million in a fundraising round with a Japanese investment giant.
  • Templum says it could provide private companies with an alternative to the timely and expensive traditional initial public offering process. 

New York-based trading technology company Templum has snagged $10 million in a fundraising round involving  Japanese investment giant SBI Group, the company said on Monday.

The firm, which launched its alternative trading system this year, will use the funds to attract accredited investors and institutions to its security token trading platform.

Traders on the ATS, which is a type of non-exchange trading venue, will be able to negotiate directly with one another on the platform. Notably, it supports secondary trading of venture firm Blockchain Capital's security token. 

The ATS also allows companies to launch a security token, which can be best thought of as a cryptocurrency twist on the initial public offering process.

SBI Group, which has made a number of investments in cryptocurrency companies, led the round alongside previous investor Raptor Group. 

"This investment underscores our belief in Templum's team, technology, and vision for using blockchain...

We're seeking nominations for Business Insider's third-annual list of the most innovative CMOs in the world. We want to hear from you.

Please submit your ideas via this anonymous survey.

These executives are the pioneers, visionaries and changemakers facing the challenges of modern marketing head-on — and innovating on a daily basis.

They are pioneers when it comes to figuring out new ways of melding data and marketing, crafting new ways to creatively reach consumers and generally turning traditional advertising on its head. 

They don't necessarily have to hold the CMO title, but they should be senior marketing executives at consumer brands who are leading change at their own companies as well as the industry at large.

Criteria and methodology

The ranking will be determined by factors including the breadth of the marketing executive's role and responsibilities, the size of the brand, the effect the leader has had on the marketing and advertising industry at large and how his or her marketing efforts have impacted company performance.

We are relying on our reporting, and we are also bringing together an advisory council of independent experts to submit nominations and review our ranking. These individuals bring years of experience in the industry to the task.

Check out last year's ranking here.

Again, please submit your nominations here. The entries are anonymous unless you choose to include your contact information. Please include as much detail as to why each individual deserves to be recognized.

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  • Lockheed Martin proposed a new hybrid between the F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Lightning for Japan to purchase, and it could easily outclass the US Air Force. 
  • The F-22 is unmatched as a stealth fighter airframe, but the F-35 benefits from newer technology and components.
  • Combining the two could create a fantastic airplane unlike anything else in the world, but it would be Japan's — not the US's.
  • The new fighter could force the US into a tough decision about the future of the F-35. 


Lockheed Martin, the leading manufacturer of stealth aircraft in the world, proposed a new hybrid between the F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Lightning on Friday for Japan to purchase, and it could easily outclass the US Air Force. 

Japan has, for decades, wanted in on the US Air Force's F-22, a long-range, high-capacity stealth fighter that perfectly suits its defense needs, except for one problem — the US won't sell it.

While completing the F-22, the US ruled out its sale to allies as the technology involved in the plane was too advanced for export. But this decision took place 11 years ago in 2007.

Today, the US is in the process of selling Japan the F-35 multi-role strike aircraft, but according to Justin Bronk, an air combat expert at the Royal United Services Institute, the plane’s design makes it less than ideal for Tokyo.

"The F-35 is primarily a strike aircraft, intended to hit...

We're currently facing the worst bleaching of coral reefs ever known in history, but what would happen if all the coral reefs died off? We've already lost 50% of the world's coral, and we're at risk of losing even more. If the world lost all its coral reefs, the results would be dire. Following is a transcript of the video.

What would happen if all the coral reefs died off?

Coral reefs are filled with colorful ocean life. But they're in danger of dying off.

The planet has already lost 50% of its coral in the last 30 years. If the rest go, the consequences would be dire.

Sea life has the most to lose. Coral reefs cover less than 1% of the ocean floor. But, they provide an essential ecosystem for a quarter of all marine life.

One of these creatures — a type of sea slug — is actually an important ingredient in certain cancer-fighting compounds.

In fact, some estimates predict we are 300 to 400 times more likely to find new drugs from coral reef ecosystems than land-based ones. But that’s only if they survive the next century.

In addition to breakthrough medicines, over half a billion people depend on these reefs for food and work.

Almost 1/5th of the world's protein comes from seafood, with people eating on average almost 50 lbs per year.

The US fishing industry supports 1.5 million jobs alone, nearly a quarter of what...

Welcome to Crypto Insider, Business Insider’s roundup of all the bitcoin and cryptocurrency news you need to know today. Sign up here to get this email delivered direct to your inbox.

Jump Trading, a secretive Chicago high-speed trading firm, has partnered with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to provide students with a launch pad to create crypto companies.  Here are the current prices of major cryptocurrencies:

What's happening:

What other questions do you have about crypto? Ask them in Business Insider's Crypto Insider Facebook group today to discuss with readers from all over the world, as well as BI editorial staff. 

SEE ALSO: Binance, the world's largest crypto exchange, denies it will add the US dollar for trading

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Ahead of the release of Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War," the studio's first blockbuster of the year, "Black Panther," continues to rake in money at the domestic box office.

Currently leading the year's ranking of the top five highest-grossing films in the US, "Black Panther" has made over 5 times as much money as any other film released (at the domestic box office).

And as the highly anticipated "Avengers: Infinity War" looks to dethrone "Black Panther" following its release on Friday, Marvel and its parent company, Disney, are set to continue their domination of this year's box office.

Here are the top 5 highest-grossing films of the year at the US box office, according to Box Office Mojo:

SEE ALSO: SLOW BURN: The 13 movies that took the longest to make $100 million at the box office

5. "Fifty Shades Freed" — $100.4 million

4. "Peter Rabbit" — $114.3 million

3. "Ready Player One" — $126.2 million

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Parkland, Florida.

Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Recent deadly mass shootings in these US cities have at least one thing in common: the AR-15. The weapon was discovered again at the scene of Sunday's deadly shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House, as suspect Travis Reinking remains on the run.

This weapon has become increasingly popular in the US, especially since the 1994 federal weapons ban expired in 2004, and has been used in many other mass shootings around the country. Not just the three listed above.

To understand how and why this has happened, we put together a historical overview of the weapon and spoke with David Chipman, a senior policy analyst at Giffords and former special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

The National Rifle Association did not respond to our request for comment.

SEE ALSO: A 15-year-old JROTC cadet sacrificed himself to save 'dozens' during the Florida shooting — and thousands of people want him buried with full military honors

The AR in AR-15 stands for Armalite Rifle — not assault rifle.

In the mid-1950s, the US Army asked a gun-manufacturing company called Armalite to develop a smaller version of the AR-10 to replace the M-1 Garand, which had been widely used in World War II and...