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Meet Janet Yellen: The most powerful woman in the world

Janet Yellen is arguably the most powerful woman in the world.<p>Yet few Americans have actually heard of her -- about 70% of the U.S. population doesn't know who Yellen is, according to a NBC/WSJ poll from March.<p>As leader of America's central bank, the Federal Reserve, Yellen has immense influence …

Federal Reserve

The Problem With Teens Is That They're Just Too Rational

Teenagers get dissed for being irrational and making bad decisions, which can lead to very bad things, like drunken driving, risky sex and drug use.<p>But what if the problem is really that teens are just a little too rational?<p>That's the argument of Scott Huettel, a professor of psychology and …

Psychology

Underrated books: Overlooked fiction and nonfiction of 2012.

<i>Tuesday: Slate staffers pick their favorite books of 2012.<br>Wednesday: The overlooked books of 2012.<br>Thursday: Dan Kois’ 15 favorite books.<br>Friday: The</i> …

The 50 best colleges in America

When it comes to assessing the value of a college, the most important factor to consider is how much that school helps students succeed in life.<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 …

College & University

Ten must-read YA novels you've probably never heard of

Just like adult fiction, popular YA books such as The Hunger Games or Divergent are not representative of the sheer diversity of titles and authors out there. John Hansen, creator of #VeryRealisticYA, explores some of the totally unique YA books you’ve probably not come across but really ought to …

Books

This map shows the stark difference between states that have embraced Obamacare — and those rejecting it

The number of Americans without health insurance has been dropping dramatically in the last two years.<p>A new Gallup survey asking Americans if they have health insurance shows that in every state except Wyoming, the proportion of residents without health insurance has dropped since the major …

Health Care

Drink One Glass Of This Every Morning And You’ll Stop Gaining Weight!

Weight gain is a big problem these days with people leading increasingly sedentary lifestyles and eating more terrible food. Fortunately, in addition …

Food

Uncomfortable truths about living in a blue state

1. Blue states have the country’s highest levels of income inequality.<p>A Brookings Institute study looked at ten years of Bureau of Labor Statistics …

Los Angeles

A psychologist reveals the best ways to maximize your sleep — and the No. 1 mistake everyone makes

Everyone wants to get better sleep. But sleep trouble is incredibly common.<p>And feeling tired the next day isn't the half of it. By not getting enough sleep you're reducing your IQ.<p>Via Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School:<p>And losing "beauty sleep" really …

Jet Lag

Want to help kids succeed in college? Let them take a gap year.

Want independent, well-adjusted kids who succeed in college, career and beyond? Parke Muth, a veteran college admissions consultant who spent nearly three decades in the University of Virginia’s admissions office, makes the argument that the best investment you can make in your kid’s college …

College & University

Your summer reading list: 70+ book picks from TED speakers and attendees

The tables in bookstores can be overwhelming: Every book cover looks appealing, every blurb glows with praise. Sometimes, you just need a …

10 Banned Foods Americans Should Stop Eating – Infographic

Embed this infographic on your website:<p>Are you eating <b>food that's already banned</b> in other countries but is still allowed to poison and kill Americans? …

7 Classic Feminist YA Books Everyone Should Read

My new novel, <i>Kissing in America</i>, is a feminist story about a young girl coming into her own as she gradually understands the complexities of grief and loss and love. As I wrote the book over the course of seven years, I kept thinking back to seven books I read when I was a teen, narratives that …

Books

Readers' favourite quotes in Game of Thrones books revealed

Amazon has revealed the passages from George RR Martin’s saga that readers have highlighted the most on e-readers – with Tyrion Lannister the most quotable character. But what is your favourite line from the books?<p>To coincide with the Game of Thrones season finale, Amazon.co.uk has revealed the 10 …

TV Series

You Can Tell What's Causing Your Acne By Where You Break Out

<b>If you have: Cystic acne on the chin and jawline<br>Possible cause #1:</b> Stress <b><br>Let us explain:</b> The S word stimulates androgen hormones, which then mess with the oil glands, causing hormonal acne on your chin. And we're not helping ourselves: "Stressed people are tense and often can't leave pimples …

These photos capturing Earth from above are absolutely ethereal

Earth from eye-level is nothing compared to this beautiful planet from above.<p>More photographers are using planes and drones to shoot from previously …

10 Films You Need To Watch To Understand Human Rights Issues Around The World

The stars of this year's Human Rights Watch Film Festival are as eclectic and awe-inspiring as ever -- a gang of 18 revolutionary cows in a Palestinian village, the women singers banned from performing in Iran, the teachers bringing education to girls in Afghanistan, a Colombian mayor with a …

Human Rights

Marijuana News · High Times

Stay in the know with breaking marijuana news and insights on cannabis legalization, state laws, and political movements.

Try Gesine Bullock's super simple Nutella calzone and ice cream sandwich cookies

Gesine Bullock-Prado makes a decadent Nutella calzone and delicious almond ice cream sandwich cookies with just five main ingredients each (minus pantry staples). You've got to try them!<p>Sweet Cheesecake Nutella Calzones<p>Gesine Bullock-Prado<p>Almond Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies<p>Gesine Bullock-Prado

Dessert

6 Reads To Keep You Geeking Out All Summer Long

When I was a teen, I dreamed of becoming a scientist, like the whip-smart heroine in my young adult thriller, <i>Nearly Found</i>. Similar to my character, Nearly, I hit my schoolbooks hard all year, and during the summer, there was nothing I loved more than ditching my textbooks and hitting the beach with …

Books

10 Of The Most Functional Foods Which Inhibit Cancerous Tumors

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

The Slide Toward “Velvet Glove” Fascism Continues

<i>Submitted by Pater Tenenbrarum of Acting Man</i><p><b>Government-Granted “Freedom”</b><p><i>Orwellian Language – the Slide toward “Velvet Glove” Fascism …

In pictures: The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest - Telegraph

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

Bill Gates' Summer Reading List Is Heavy on Nerd, Light on Non-Nerd

Would you believe the Microsoft founder has a soft spot for comics?<p>You're likely still thumbing through the books on our summer reading list, so forgive Bill Gates for piling on. The Microsoft founder and noted philanthropist has shared a list of the six "beach reads" he's hoping you'll tackle this …

Books
Feminism

63 Songs You Need In Your Life This Month

Pop, rock, rap, country, and R&B for June, in no particular order.

Pop Punk