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The other Fire and Fury: decade-old book becomes unexpected bestseller

A tome about allied bombing of Germany during the second world war that has the same title as Michael Wolff’s Trump exposé has received a bump in sales

When it was released 10 years ago, Randall Hansen’s book performed as expected, racking up strong sales that gradually tapered off. But this week the Canadian professor’s 2008 book unexpectedly leapt back on to bestseller lists.

The other Fire and Fury.

The reason lies in the book’s name – Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-1945 – just a subtitle away from the Michael Wolff’s explosive exposé of the Trump White House.

“I haven’t seen this level of interest since the book first came out,” said Hansen, a political science professor at the University of Toronto.

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4 of the most comfortable pairs of headphones you can buy

You might not think about it but comfort is one of the biggest factors you should consider before buying headphones.

Audio quality is important, but not if the headphones you’re wearing are uncomfortable, or painful.

These four headphones both sound great and deliver excellent comfort. If your current headphones have been hurting your head, it’s time to upgrade.

Bose QuietComfort 35

Bose QuietComfort 35

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The entire Insider Picks team recently explained which headphones we use on a daily basis and why we like them.

One of my teammates — an avid traveler — recommended the QuietComfort 35 headphones from Bose. He praised their noise cancelling and audio quality, but made a bold claim about their comfort.

He claims they’re comfortable enough to sleep in. On a plane. If that’s not a glowing endorsement of a pair of headphones, I don’t know what is.

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones, $349, available at Amazon

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Jeff Bezos’ net worth surpasses 100 billion dollars

Bloomberg has been keeping an eye on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ net worth and notes that today, for the first time, it has exceeded $100 billion. That’s 100,000,000,000 dollars. He was already definitively the richest person in the world after spending part of 2016 trading places with Bill Gates. Gates, by the way, was the last person to reach that stratospheric level of wealth, back in 1999.

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10 Holiday Gifts for the Wild Outdoorswoman in Your Life

Here at The Manual, we love to talk about whiskey, boxers, and suits, but that doesn’t mean we forget about the women behind the men. The ones you’re likely shopping for this holiday season. And if you’re browsing Amazon and Main Street alike for the perfect present to gift the outdoorswoman who hikes, bikes, and explores the world by your side, don’t stress. We’re here to help.

Whether it’s a girlfriend, fiancé, wife, mother, heck even grandmother that enjoys the outdoors, we scoured piles of flannels and stacks of gear to find the best female adventurer gifts she wants to unwrap under the tree. And better yet, the majority of the gifts will make her smile whether she’s an advanced hiker, recreational camper, or ‘I-wear-boots-for-fashion’ kinda gal.

Ranging from over a grand to seven bucks, we’re positive you’ll find the perfect gift.Bonus: You’ll probably want to play with some of these too.

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Jared and Ivanka Support Extending DACA

President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner support the idea of extending DACA, according to a report in the New York Times.

The couple, who both serve as advisers to the president, traditionally signal their opposition to several of the president’s more controversial decisions.

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The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era. These titans—Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft—look unstoppable. They are the five most valuable listed firms in the world. Their profits are surging: they collectively racked up over $25bn in net profit in the first quarter of 2017. Amazon captures half of all dollars spent online in America. Google and Facebook accounted for almost all the revenue growth in digital advertising in America last year.

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5 things you didn’t know you needed for your next workout

Whether you’re looking to make the most of your trip to your gym or prevent injury, the fitness market is filled of tons of tools and accessories you can use to make every phase of your workout easier, more efficient, and safer.

Have a look at five unexpected things seasoned athletes and fitness rookies alike should consider adding to their gym bags.

A pair of compression socks

A pair of compression socks

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Avid runners are prone to getting swollen legs, shin splints, and more serious conditions, like achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis, which can become a burden on and off the treadmill.

In that vein, you might want to invest in some compression socks. Physix Gear Sport’s lightweight socks offer plenty of coverage and provide additional support around the heels and toes. Best of all, this pair has over 2,000 rave reviews on Amazon , so it’s arguably one of the best options you can buy.

Physix Gear Sport Compression Socks, $19.99 – $24.99

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