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Hackers created a $30 DIY version of the EpiPen

The EpiPen is a potentially life-saving device for those with severe allergies or asthma. The problem is that it costs $600 in the US.<p>For those with or without respiration woes, the EpiPen represents what’s wrong with drug manufacturing nationally, namely high prices and manufacturer monopolies. …

Medicine

Airlines are charging a hidden fee that's increasing your plane ticket — and they won't say what it's for

Our modus operandi is to compare ticket prices, usually through a website like Expedia or Kayak, pick whichever deal we can manage to glean, and jet away.<p>But those willing to take a closer look will see that, for international flights, there is a fee tacked on that inflates the end cost by a few …

American Airlines

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff relies on the same Zen Buddhist concept that propelled Steve Jobs to success

Benioff calls this approach to business "beginner's mind." It's a concept from Zen Buddhism, and it describes constantly seeing the world anew, as if you didn't know anything about it.<p>The Forbes profile is hardly the first time Benioff has spoken about his beginner's mind. Earlier in 2016, for …

Zen

The Shot: The Height of Extreme Skiing

(This is picture is from the book ‘Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present’ written and curated by Gail Buckland, and published by Alfred A. Knopf. It is the companion to the exhibition she has curated at the Brooklyn Museum that runs through January 8. The photographer is Mark …

A photographer captures the unexpected views that lie behind famous landmarks

Photographer Oliver Curtis, however, has turned his back on that idea, and has spent the last four years taking pictures of what lies <i>behind</i> famous sites. From the Statue of Liberty to Christ the Redeemer, Curtis captures lesser-known views.<p>His work will be on display at the Royal Geographic Society …

Mao Zedong

Vibrant Photos Pay Homage to Slavic Folklore through High-Fashion Portraits

Vibrant images with a distinctive blend of stylistic influences are the modus operandi of Moscow-based photographer Andrey Yakovlev and art director Lili Aleeva (a duo known simply as Yakovlev and Aleeva). Placing an emphasis on feminine beauty and glamour, the creative husband-wife pair has …

High Fashion

The Selects: Unspoiled Beauty of the American West

The Shot: Raindrops on Fire in Yellowstone

In my long career documenting events for Reuters and many other clients, I occasionally get to witness something that is truly amazing.<p>It happened the other night in Yellowstone National Park, a place I visit four or five times a year. I usually spend my days far away from the crowds and the …

Stephen Hawking says escape from a black hole is possible — kind of

"They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought," Dr. Hawking said in a talk last year. "If you feel you are trapped in a black hole, don't give up. There is a way out."<p>He posted his paper on arXiv, a pre-peer review site, in January. This month, the paper was finally published in the …

Black Holes

DC Metro Rape Highlights Why Women Are Always Aware of Rape

Earlier this week, a man was arrested in the rape of a woman on a Washington, DC metro train. That's Washington, DC, USA, not Washington, DC, "Somewhere-over-there-where-women-have-it-much-worse-so-shut-up." He is charged with brazenly assaulting her at knifepoint, on a moving train, at 10 a.m in …

Delhi's first designer auto-rickshaw is inspired by Vincent van Gogh

If Mumbai is synonymous with <i>kaali-peeli</i> (black-and-yellow) taxis, then Delhi has its ubiquitous auto-rickshaws or autos in local parlance. The …

Five Guys' franchisees founded a grilled-cheese shop — and now it's going national

And now that grilled-cheese concept Melt Shop has comfortably ensconced itself in Manhattan, it's looking to expand.<p>The chain's parent company, Aurify Brands, is no stranger to scaling up.<p>With a massive Five Guys franchise group in New York, Melt Shop has some serious experience behind it.<p>There are …

grilled cheese

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

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30 Things You Need To Eat This Month

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The world's 15 richest self-made women are worth $53 billion — more than the GDP of Iceland

With data from Wealth-X, a company that conducts research on the super wealthy, Business Insider has taken a look at the richest self-made women in the world. These women have built companies, pioneered new technologies, and made huge advances in their respective fields. They're worth a combined …

Oprah Winfrey

What Did You Expect? The Question That Women Are Sick Of Hearing

By the time I read about Marina Menegazzo and María José Coni, their bodies had already been found. They'd been missing for nearly a week and were discovered on Feb. 28, wrapped in plastic bags and dumped near a beach in Ecuador. One had her skull bashed in; the other had stab wounds and had bled …

Latin America

What These Artists Do with Ballpoint Pens Is Unreal

Artists Kai & Sunny turn straight lines into straight-up hypnotic artworks.<p><i>Whirlwind of Time (section), Kai & Sunny. Image courtesy of the artists</i><p>The ballpoint pen may be a humble tool for creating art (although it has earned its place in MoMA's permanent collection) but that doesn't mean to say …

'Mythbusters' star explains how the cohosts survived 14 seasons without getting along: 'We're not friends'

Possibly the biggest myth the duo has busted is the belief that you can't work with someone you don't get along with.<p>"[Our relationship has] radically changed, but it's also stayed the same. Jamie and I make no bones about the fact that we're not friends," Savage told Business Insider recently, as …

Discovery Channel

A Husband Took To Drawing Little Moments Of Love With His Wife

Love is the little things.<p>"Over time, it became small collections of all these sappy drawings I saved up in the computer," he said. "I decided to upload it as a blog just as a little recollection of our memories and events together. "<p>"Because I was never good with words, I tried to express my …

A Stanford grad who raised $40 million thinks he's figured out how to get rid of Wi-Fi dead spots in your house — and it actually works

Early last year, Eero used this dream to launch a crowdfunding campaign that sold over $1 million in preorders.<p>The pitch was that Eero would use multiple devices to blanket your entire home with a smooth Wi-Fi signal that anyone could set up.<p>And after pushing back the launch from last summer, Eero …

Wi-Fi

There Is Nothing More Adorable Than These NFL Players Styling Their Daughters' Hair

"You know what's easier for me? Running through a defensive line."<p>Is there anything cuter than watching NFL players struggling to master their little girls' hairdos? No — no, there is not. As part of Pantene Pro-V's "Strong Is Beautiful" campaign, the brand enlisted Benjamin Watson of the New …

Hate Those T-Shirts That Say 'Princess?' Here's The Feminist Swag For You

"Not your baby."<p>Do you cringe every time you see those T-shirts with the words "Princess" emblazoned across them? How about the ones that say "Cool story babe, now go make me a sandwich?" There are tons of awful slogans scrawled across clothes, but there are some brands that are getting it right.<p>To …

Handbags

Meet Hijarbie, the Hijab-Wearing Barbie of Your Dreams

Hijab fashion for the tiniest of ladies.<p>Barbie is having a moment right now, evolving with new body shapes and blowing up on Instagram. (Remember Socality Barbie? R.I.P.)<p>But one young woman, 24-year-old Haneefah Adam of Nigeria, wasn't seeing any of these Barbies dressed in the same way she did — …

Spring Denim Trends: Cropped Flares Are the Must-Have Jeans for 2016

If you add just one piece of denim to your wardrobe for spring, make it a pair of cropped flare jeans. Mark our words, the kicky Audrey Hepburn-meets-Jane Birkin style is going to be <i>everywhere</i> this season.<p>What to look for: straight-leg jeans in a medium or dark wash with a cropped hem that shows …

Clothing

Why so many straight women like to befriend gay men

For years, friendships between straight women and gay men have been a subject of pop culture fascination. Books, television shows and feature length …

Psychology

bettina rheims photographs the complex worlds of prostitutes, prisoners, and celebrities

A new retrospective of the French photographer's work displays portraits of Madonna and Mila Jovovich, female inmates and transgender youth.<p>French photographer Bettina Rheims was a disciple of Helmut Newton, and his influence is visible in her work. Many of her series echo the sexually charged …

Unbelievable Realist Paintings of Women Underwater Look Like Photos

Matt Story's paintings look like frozen memories.<p>Recalling both idyllic summer days at the pool, New York-based painter Matt Story captures many facets of the underwater world with an eerie accuracy just shy of hyperrealism in his new show at Robert Lange Studios, <i>Water</i>. The collection depicts women …

It Took 125 Years To Notice THIS In A Painting Millions Have Seen

We've all seen this classic piece of artwork, <i>Starry Night</i>, painted by Vincent Van Gogh.<p>What many don't know is that Van Gogh painted <i>Starry Night</i> in …

These Adorable Videos Are Scientifically Proven To Make You Happy

Joy is just a cat video away.<p>Some professional advice: Stop what you're doing and watch a cat video. It's good for you.<p>Taking a break with the likes of Lil Bub can make you feel more energetic, less anxious and a little happier than you felt before the video, according to a real scientific study …

Cute

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes a day

Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally from France who has been called "the world's happiest man."<p>That's because he participated in a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by a neuroscientist from the University of Wisconsin, Richard Davidson.<p>Davidson hooked up …

Happiness