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Top Wearable Tech Black Friday Deals

So you’ve stuffed yourself full of turkey and now you have the post-Thanksgiving guilt. Maybe now is the time to invest in that fitness tracker you’ve been promising yourself. Especially given that it’s Black Friday and there’s a ton of bargains to be had if you’re shopping online today.<p>And it’s …

7 Festive DIY Projects To Try With Your Family This Weekend

Because everything's better together 🎁.<p>After you're fully stuffed from the Turkey Day feast, unwind with a DIY that's good enough for the entire family to enjoy. Curl up by the fire, turn on the holiday tunes and enjoy each other's company over a homemade project with a holiday theme.<p>Scroll …

17 top secret spy locations around the world

The Best Times to Sleep, Wake, Exercise and Eat Are Based on Age, Circadian Rhythms

If you're wondering what the optimal times are to engage in certain activities, listen to your body's circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms are physiological, mental and behavioral changes governed by the body within a 24-hour clock, according to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. …

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New 2015 projectors from Sony, JVC, and Epson feature brighter images, lasers and 4K

At the CEDIA Expo last week, Sony, Epson and JVC all announced new projectors. Some are shipping now, some are shipping soon.<p>Sony has new lower- (note the "-er") priced 4K projectors, and JVC is back after a brief hiatus with brighter faux-K projectors. Epson has a bevy of 1080p projectors with …

A Genius Way To Clean Your Oven

Ick, you went to roast some potatoes and noticed that your oven is covered with a layer of thick and greasy slime. (That's what you get from months and months of whipping up delicious recipes from scratch.)<p>But before you hit auto clean -- which cranks the oven temp way up, likely setting off your …

Why You Need To Stop Overthinking And Make The First Move

<i>Originally published on Unwritten by Vittoria.</i><p>Over the summer while I was sitting in Dunkin' Donuts waiting for my friend, one of the employees who is often working when I'm there approached me: <i>"You're the girl who's always here when the Coolatta machine is broken, glad to see you finally got …

Ultimate Ears Bluetooth speaker update lets friends share DJ duty

Ultimate Ears has been redefining its lineup of Bluetooth speakers lately, waterproofing them and fine-tuning their innards so they all have the same tech at their core. As part of this unification, the company's pushing a new over-the-air firmware update around 1PM ET that adds the Boom 2's tap …

Teen hacker says he cracked CIA head's personal email: media

If true, the story will be a major embarrassment for Brennan and the Central Intelligence Agency, coming after months of intense national scrutiny of Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server when she was secretary of state.<p>The Post said a hacker, describing himself as an American high …

The world's best airports to sleep in - 2015

The Man Who Builds Luxury Bomb Shelters for Paranoid One Percenters

Robert Vicino believes the rich don't live on the same scale as ordinary people in today's society—so why should that change after the end of the world? For a mere $35,000, his company will make their apocalypse experiences truly swanky.<p>As we roll down US Highway 41 in Terre Haute, Indiana , my …

Hand Poke Tattoos Are Gorgeous, Less-Painful Designs and They're Blowing Up

The back-to-basics tattooing technique may be controversial, but this pro says it's safe and less painful than machine inking.<p>So-called "stick 'n' poke" tattooing, the non-electric method that's done freestyle with needle and ink, is having a major moment, which is ironic given that it's an ancient …

The Shutdown Congress, And Why The GOP Can't Help Itself

"A luxury this country cannot afford."<p>WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government shut down for 16 days in 2013 because some Republicans wanted to "defund" Obamacare. The shutdown hurt the economy and polls showed Americans blamed the GOP.<p>Several Republican lawmakers said it was a mistake.<p>House Speaker John …

Inside the Attempted Neo-Nazi Takeover of a Rural North Dakota Town

We met the filmmakers of 'Welcome to Leith' to talk about their terrifying and visually striking new documentary about white supremacists in Leith, North Dakota.<p>What do you get when you combine gun-toting neo-Nazis, frightened townspeople, and the battle for control over a small town in North …

The best private colleges in America

Princeton University took the No. 4 spot on the list.Princeton University/Facebook<p>For our seventh annual ranking of the best colleges in America, 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 …

Super powers of 9 world leaders that may surprise you

Not all heads of state are created equal. Whereas some rulers, such as the president of the US, can claim to be the leader of the free world, others, such as the pope, can claim to be infallible.<p>What does unite world leaders, whether they are the largely ceremonial king of Norway or the long …

Today in Gear: July 30, 2015

<i>Famed camera accessory maker Peak Design has launched a revolutionary camera bag, Word. Notebooks calls to the mountains, LAX comes to your living</i> …

A Week's Stay at These National Parks Is Summer's Best Vacation Bargain

Don't forget to pack a tent.<p>Some of the most awe-inspiring places to camp across the United States are in the National Park system, which means that …

National Parks

How to Overcome the Midday Slump

Doing your best work requires focus and energy. But it’s hard to stay focused for an 8-hour stretch. So how can you find the necessary energy to get your work done? How do you choose those precious moments when you think you’ll be feeling your best to do the most challenging work? And what’s the …

Productivity

500 Calorie Diet - How To Embark On The 500 Calorie Diet

Here's how to do the 500 calorie diet. Our body has different calorie requirements. The calories determine how much energy our body can transform so …

5 Grooming Myths & Misconceptions Uncovered

The grooming world has about as much gossip as a tabloid magazine crossed with a ladies-only brunch. For every truth you've heard, your ears have …

Secret Sauce For Corporate Success: Knowing To Use Teams

<b>HOW CAN BUSINESSES</b> achieve great–and sustainable–growth in a world where the rapidity of change continually intensifies? How do successful startups avoid becoming the equivalent of shooting stars? How do large companies not fall into the trap of comforting mediocrity, which, these days, can quickly …

Leadership

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

The inspiring rags-to-riches career of 'Shark Tank' judge and internet-security guru Robert Herjavec

Not only is he a millionaire thanks to some successful companies he has founded, he also maintains a fun social life with truly interesting hobbies.<p>Here are all the trials and tribulations that made him the brilliant and successful shark he is today.

5 Secrets to a Perfect Shark Tank Pitch

With the filming of <i>Shark Tank</i> Season 7 well underway in Los Angeles, I've been getting asked the same question every day: "What does it take to get a deal?"<p>The short answer is, it's not that simple. Over the past seven years of filming, we've seen some great ideas walk out of the tank without a …