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14 sleeping habits of unsuccessful people

Get some rest.<p>It's advice we've all heard before — for a good reason.<p>The more quality shut eye you get, the more refreshed you'll be in the morning. In turn, that'll set you up to effectively tackle the challenges of your day.<p>On the opposite end, as Arianna Huffington told Business Insider, there's …

Arianna Huffington

The Cubs are suddenly on fire and they are rumored to be close to fixing their biggest weakness

The Chicago Cubs have come out of nowhere to play like the best team in baseball, and it looks like they're only going to get better.<p>Surging since the All-Star break, the Cubs have won six consecutive games through Thursday before a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, and sit just one game …

Baseball

A Marine vet and ex-agent who guarded some of the most powerful people in America explains how the questions you ask determine the life you lead

According to Marine vet and former US Capitol Police agent Andrew Wittman, life's not about finding the right answers.<p>It's about asking the right questions.<p>"If you ask a bad question, you're going to get a bad answer," he tells Business Insider. "I've done personal training for a number of years. …

Joe Lieberman

Porsche may stop making diesels, but Audi is doubling down

The four horsemen of the Diesel Apocalypse are saddling up.<p>The signs are everywhere:<p>Studies show that diesel emissions are responsible for tens of thousands of deaths each year;<br>• Automakers and suppliers the world over are being sued for not complying with clean-air laws; and,<br>• Many countries are …

Autos

Chart shows just how dominant Kyle Larson has been during the 2017 NASCAR season

Larson has two wins this season, fewer than both Martin Truex, Jr. (3) and Jimmie Johnson (3). But those two wins don't do justice to just how dominant Larson has been all season.<p>Larson finished second this past weekend in New Hampshire, despite starting the race at the back of the pack due to an …

Motorsport

Branden Grace records first 62 in major history at the British Open

Branden Grace finished his third round at The Open Championship in just 62 strokes, becoming the first man to ever shoot a 62 at a major championship.<p>His flawless round came with eight birdies and no bogeys on Saturday, where the weather held for a fairly pleasant day of golf for the players at …

Golf

Sean Spicer allegedly swiped a mini-fridge from an office of junior staffers in the dark

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer was forced to take a mini-fridge from junior White House staffers' office early in his tenure, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.<p>A few weeks into his new job, The Journal said, Spicer asked his aide to go to the executive office building …

Donald Trump

An alarming number of Americans are worse off than their parents and we're not talking about it enough

The sharp and steady increase in US inequality in recent decades has been well documented. Less attention has been paid to a potentially even more important and alarming trend — a decline in US social mobility.<p>After all, this is the very essence of the American Dream, that people can succeed and …

Equality

A $1.3 billion tech upstart struck a deal to 'leapfrog' competitors like Adobe and Oracle

The marketing tech company Zeta Global has acquired the artificial intelligence startup Boomtrain.<p>The deal is said to be valued between $35 and $40 million, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>Zeta Global aspires to compete with giants in the "marketing cloud" sector, such as Adobe, …

Startups

How to dodge an awkward question with grace

Each one of us has had the experience of being asked a question that we don’t want to answer. This happens in both our professional and personal life, and we often don’t know how to proceed quickly or gracefully.<p>Essentially, the reason you don’t want to answer a question is what gives you a …

Employment

The exec who oversees Match, OKCupid, and Plenty of Fish says there's an easy — but overlooked — way to be more successful at online dating

"Go big or go home": It's probably a good life mantra, but it's an especially good online-dating mantra.<p>That's what I took away from my conversation with Match Group CEO Mandy Ginsberg, the exec who oversees Match, OKCupid, and Plenty of Fish. I asked Ginsberg about her best recommendation for …

Relationships

Christopher Nolan compared casting Harry Styles in 'Dunkirk' to Heath Ledger as The Joker

The latest movie by Christopher Nolan features stars like Tom Hardy, Oscar-winner Mark Rylance, and Cillian Murphy — but when you leave the theater after watching “Dunkirk” (opens July 21), one of the performances you’ll likely remember most will be the acting debut of pop star Harry …

Batman

Anthony Scaramucci reportedly refers to Sean Spicer as Melissa McCarthy

New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci referred to former press secretary Sean Spicer as Melissa McCarthy to people within the White House, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.<p>The Journal's report cited several Trump administration officials in its claim. McCarthy gained …

Donald Trump

The 18 countries with the most millionaires

Minting a million-dollar fortune isn't the remarkable feat it used to be.<p>It remains a marker of immense wealth, but the club is growing ever more crowded, with nearly 33 million people across the globe now laying claim to fortunes in excess of $1 million, according to estimates by Credit Suisse in …

Wealth

Harvard may end fraternities, sororities, and final clubs by punishing students who join them

(Slate) — An official Harvard University committee has recommended that the administration prohibit all students from joining exclusive, traditionally single-gender social clubs like fraternities, sororities, and so-called “final clubs.”<p>After a damning report found that Harvard final clubs enabled …

Gender

Here's what comes after ISIS

The Islamic State stands on the brink of a twin defeat. Mosul, the largest city under its control, has almost entirely fallen from its grasp, and Kurdish-led forces are advancing into its de facto capital of Raqqa.<p>Now, as the saying goes, comes the hard part. The Islamic State's territorial …

Islamic State (ISIS)

'All options are on the table' for Trump to go after Venezuela, but the side effects could be severe

On Monday, President Donald Trump threatened to take "strong and swift economic actions" if Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro proceeded with his plan to create a super-legislative body to rewrite the country's constitution.<p>Trump's remark came a day after Venezuelans overwhelmingly rebuked Maduro …

Venezuela

Everything you need to know about 'Game of Thrones' stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie's real-life love story

HBO's "Game of Thrones" may not be known for its happy endings, but so far costars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are living the sweetest fairy-tale worthy love story. The actors played on-screen couple Jon Snow and Ygritte for three seasons, but you may not have realized that they have a real-life …

Game of Thrones

11 things you may have missed in 'The Walking Dead' season 8 trailer

AMC revealed the first trailer for "The Walking Dead" season eight Friday at San Diego Comic-Con to fans.<p>The trailer was more than five minutes, giving us a first look at the brewing war between Negan and Rick. There's is a lot to unpack, including a few brief scenes teasing big moments from the …

TV Series

The hedge fund that turned Whole Foods into a takeover target for Amazon is walking away with $300 million

Jana Partners is getting paid handsomely for its effort to push Whole Foods into making some changes, a drive that led to the company's sale to Amazon.<p>The activist hedge fund, which bought a more than 8% stake in Whole Foods in early April, liquidated its stake in organic grocer following Amazon's …

Whole Foods

The best way to trade the market's hottest stocks

At this point, everyone knows FANG stocks are the place to be.<p>A market cap-weighted index of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google has surged 31% this year, more than triple the S&P 500, and 11 percentage points more than the already tech-heavy Nasdaq 100. And that dominance looks poised to …

Stocks

16 US cities where incomes can't keep up with housing costs

One-third of Americans overpay for housing, spending more than the recommended 30% of their income on rent or homeownership expenses.<p>While that group likely includes residents of the country's most expensive housing markets — looking at you, San Francisco — it's not just them.<p>In fact, according to …

Housing

Why cleaning up toxic sites isn’t always good for the community

San Francisco has embarked on a project to transform its industrial southeast waterfront into a bike-friendly destination called the Blue Greenway. When completed, the Blue Greenway will be a 13-mile network of parks, bike lanes, and trails along the southeastern edge of the city.<p>Among its many …

Cities

Actor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 72

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the "Home Alone" movie series, has died. He was 72.<p>His death was confirmed by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner's office in California on Saturday. TMZ reported that Heard, who lived in southern California, was found at a Palo …

Entertainment

Retailers are making big bets that brands as we know them are dying

Brands as we know them might be changing forever.<p>Retailers both new and old are rethinking the way consumers connect with the items they purchase.<p>In this brave new world, people may not care as much about buying Heinz ketchup or Dove soap if they know they can get similar-quality goods at a cheaper …

Trends

5 health benefits of being single

Bella DePaulo is 63 years old and she's been single her entire life.<p>"I never wanted to get married. Living single was my happily ever after," DePaulo, a psychologist at the University of California Santa Barbara and a pioneer for the single life, said at a TEDx Talk this spring.<p>DePaulo has studied …

Relationships

Ad tech can no longer handle all the ads available for sale

There are so many ads for sale on the web that ad tech firms can barely even handle it.<p>Many ad tech companies promise software designed to process thousands of ad transactions in real time. But thanks to header bidding – a tech hack that has leveled the playing field in programmatic ad space over …

Advertising

Why In-N-Out Burger won't expand to the East Coast

Fans of In-N-Out have been begging the chain for years to open restaurants on the East Coast.<p>The fast-food chain, which is based on the West Coast, has slowly expanded eastward over its 70-year lifetime to Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and more recently to Houston, Texas. The company has also been holding …

Burgers

Jon Snow finally said Daenerys' name for the first time – and 'Game of Thrones' fans are swooning

<b>Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Game of Thrones" season seven, including speculation of future events.</b><p>Winter arrived to San Diego Comic-Con when the "Game of Thrones" cast made an appearance for a panel Friday, and treated fans to a new teaser for season seven. The trailer showed scenes from the …

Game of Thrones

I drove the new $500,000 Lamborghini Aventador S supercar on a racetrack — here's what it was like

When you think loud, flashy, V12 exotica, you think Lamborghini. End of story.<p>Over the past five decades, Lamborghini and its V12-engined supercars have become pop culture icons. Although the brand has actually released a wide variety of cars ranging from stylish GT cars to a 12-cylinder rival for …

Autos