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Seal Team 6 member to receive Medal of Honor

In the darkness of a single-room building in Afghanistan, Navy Senior Chief Edward C. Byers Jr. had little time to react: A fellow Navy SEAL had just been shot in the head during a hostage rescue mission, and it wasn't clear who else in the room wanted to kill the American team.<p>Byers burst in …

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This Members' Club Is Expanding To Help Millennials Live Way Beyond Their Means

During New York Islanders games at the shiny Barclays Center, hundreds of seats in the front rows are not filled by rich businessmen in suits or dolled-up celebrities or even die-hard, season ticket holder hockey fans. They are occupied by millennials living well beyond their means and loving every …

Holiday Guide: Our big list of 56 concerts and 'Carols'

The temperatures are cooler and peppermint is elbowing pumpkin spice out of the way — which means it's time for holiday cheer on stage. Presenting our annual holiday entertainment guide to Christmas concerts, seasonal theater and dance in the Chicago area. Below is a sampler of the best bets, 56 in …

The 24 best liberal-arts colleges in America

We pulled the top liberal-arts schools from our seventh annual list of the best colleges in America, where we asked over 1,000 Business Insider readers to choose the colleges that best prepare their students for success after graduation.<p>We then combined those results with each school's average SAT …

8 Watch Brands You Probably Don’t Know About – But Should

Horology is dominated by a handful of companies to an extent that makes even designer fashion look wide-ranging. The banner brands are household …

United Airlines Brings Highly Detailed In-Airport Maps To Its iOS App

No matter how advanced phone mapping technologies have become, stepping into an airport takes you back several decades into the era of physical maps. With no other way for unseasoned travels to get around besides large map kiosks, airport navigation has long been due for an upgrade.<p>As a part of its …

The 15 most influential business books of 2015

This year's top business books come from journalists, economists, and academics and explore the opportunities and dangers presented by rapidly changing technology — from the first full-length biography of tech mogul Elon Musk to the ways robots could replace workers in industries around the …

Everything You Need to Know About Global Entry and TSA Pre-check

If you fly more than once a year, you need this.<p>I initially resisted the idea of Global Entry—I wasn’t entirely sure what I’d be paying $100 for, and …

Red Wings, Avalanche alumni game to include 'rivalry era' players

The Red Wings and Avalanche had one of the fiercest rivalries in the NHL. The key figures of those battles will be back in an alumni game for the …

Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

The boarding procedure has barely started at Chicago O'Hare, and Ben Schlappig has already taken over the first-class cabin. Inside Cathay Pacific …

Here’s an awesome little device that doesn’t simply tell you what the weather is going to be like, it shows you. It’s called the Tempescope and it downloads weather forecast information from the internet and simulates upcoming weather conditions inside a translucent box. Designed by Japanese software engineer and inventor Ken Kawamoto, the Tempescope can replicate sunshine, clouds, rain, and lightning. Kawamoto has released the code and schematics for his ingenious device as an open-source project called OpenTempescope so that other makers can build their own Tempescope. For those of us who’d rather just purchase one, he’s planning to launch a Kickstarter campaign later this year. [via Colossal and Laughing Squid]

Here’s an awesome little device that doesn’t simply tell you what the weather is going to be like, it shows you. It’s called the Tempescope and it …

Yet another reason to love Netflix: It’s helping to kill reality TV

15 years ago, the reality TV craze took off in America and many people assumed that quality television programming was doomed to extinction. The …

Deal of the Week: Have your own spring training in Myrtle Beach

Major League baseball players spend the month of March getting ready for the rigors of the upcoming season. Just because they're making millions and you aren't doesn't mean they automatically have the right idea--but in this case, they do.<p>You could ease your way into the 2015 season waiting for a …

6-Axis Robotic 3D Printer Inspired By Spiderwebs Unveiled (video)

There are plenty of 3 axis 3D printers available to purchase on the market at the current time, but a glimpse of next-generation 3d printing …

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Free Things to Do in Chicago

It's no wonder Frank Sinatra paid tribute to Chicago in his ubiquitous song "My Kind of Town." The city has plenty of what he called razzmatazz, from legendary stories about Al "Scarface" Capone to groundbreaking architecture to a vibrant soul and jazz scene. Here's a list of free, year-round art, …

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Danny MacAskill releases breathtaking Isle of Skye tricks video

Watch footage of trials rider Danny MacAskill risking life and limb on the Isle of Skye's notorious Cuillin Ridge<p>Danny MacAskill's has made a name for himself as one of the world's most fearless trial cyclists by documenting his exploits in a succession of YouTube videos since 2009.<p>It all started …