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The 98 Best Songs of 1998: Pop's Weirdest Year

The year 1998 had some great ideas our culture gave up on too soon: Internet cafes, travel agencies, Jennifer Love Hewitt's singing career. Plus …

Music

Hospitals offer big bonuses, free housing and tuition to recruit nurses

Five-figure signing bonuses, free housing, college tuition for employees <i>and</i> their children.<p>Hospitals and other medical facilities are getting so desperate to recruit and retain nurses they're offering all sorts of pricey perks and incentives.<p>"These are some of the grandiose examples we've heard …

Health Care

Elon Musk's Boring Company is selling a flamethrower

No, we're not kidding. After weeks of teases, Elon Musk has confirmed that The Boring Company is selling... a flamethrower. That's right, the same company digging traffic-skipping tunnels is now offering a weapon. Plunk down $500 for a pre-order (there's no word on when it will ship) and you can …

A New Map of the “Darknet” Suggests Your Local Drug Pusher Now Works Online - MIT Technology Review

In October 2013, the FBI shut down the Silk Road, a website on the so-called darknet that had become notorious for selling illegal drugs and other …

Darknet

69 Movies That Totally Awakened Your Sexuality

You weren't exactly sure what you were feeling but you liked it.<p><i>Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years | Inc.com

The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on science-backed leadership books that teach us where the future of motivation …

A Timeline of the 20th-Century

The 20th-century began with without cars, planes, television, and of course, computers. These inventions changed the lives of Americans in this most …

Great Depression

Sudo lets you change your online identities as easily as flipping a switch

If you’re like me your inbox is a mess of hundreds of promotional emails from different sites across the web – many of which I’ve only actually shopped at once or twice. But once they have your email address it’s over – you can expect to receive a weekly (or daily!) email ad infinitum.<p>Companies …

Save on Brooks Brothers' dress shirts — and more of today's best deals from around the web

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Since you don't have all day to scour the web for noteworthy sales and discounts, we rounded up the best bargains for you to shop in …

Interactive map reveals free airline Wi-Fi passwords around the world

Never be bored at the airport again! Interactive map reveals free airline Wi-Fi passwords around the world<p><b>Computer engineer built an interactive</b> …

The Tie Bar Just Launched an Incredibly Affordable Line of Dress Shirts

Think of these $55 wonders as the perfect canvas for your favorite tie.<p>When The Tie Bar's Allyson Lewis noticed that customers were bringing their own shirts into the brand's Chicago store (to better visualize what they'd look like paired with the accessories sold there), she knew she needed to do …

12 Best American Made Jeans For Men

Denim jeans, as we all know them today, were invented in 1871 by a man named Jacob W. Davis in a partnership with San Francsico based firm, Levi …

The World's Most Famous Sex Tourist Is Fighting to Free Himself from Costa Rican Prison

David "Cuba Dave" Strecker is facing a year in prison for violating Costa Rica's sex tourism laws after blogging extensively about his experience with the country's prostitutes.<p><b>Get the VICE App on iOS and Android</b><p>When police handcuffed David Strecker on September 4, 2015 in a Costa Rican airport, …

This obscure part of local government is the reason why your property taxes are so high

The lack of media scrutiny and public interest in special districts provides opportunities for insiders to feast on the billions of tax dollars these entities collect each year.<p>One such group of insiders are the intermediaries who help districts issue their bonds.<p>The Census Bureau counted over …

Drug sales on the dark web have tripled since the demise of Silk Road

We're living in a post-Silk Road world, and in it, online drug sales are exploding.<p>New research shows that transactions involving illicit drugs on the so-called dark web, a part of the internet only accessible by special software, have tripled ever since Silk Road went dark in 2013.<p>Between February …

Tears for Zack: Saying Good-Bye to your Pet

<i>I never thought I'd cry while slicing cucumbers.</i><p><i>I never thought I'd cry while sweeping the crumbs off the breakfast room floor.</i><p><i>I never thought I'd cry while I turned off my bedroom lights.</i><p>Two weeks ago, I said good-bye to my best friend and companion, Zack. He was a lovable, thirteen year-old …

IRS Increases 'Marriage Penalty,' Unmarried Cohabitants To Get Twice The Mortgage Interest Deduction

There are a thousand good reasons to never get married: in-laws, divorce attorneys, and the inevitable ravages of age on one’s attractiveness come immediately to mind.<p>But there are also significant tax hits that come with getting hitched, or as they’ve collectively been coined, the “marriage …

Personal Finance

RIP VHS: World's Last VCR Will Be Made This Month

Be warned, vintage videophiles: Japan’s Funai Electric, a company that claims to be the last manufacturer of videocassette recorders (VCRs), will manufacture its last VHS player this month.<p>Funai, which manufacturers the VCRs in China for Sanyo, says the decision comes after selling only 750,000 …

Beauty and the Beast

Smashed burgers are the new kale. No, but really: Try this recipe

Sizzle is the best part of the burger. But it's limited to side A and side B. In-between lurks the granular middle — it's a lot of ground to cover.<p>Solved by the genius of math. Remember geometry's plane — the way it's all surface, no depth? Applied to the burger it produces infinite sizzle.<p>Here's …

Recipes

The 50 Best Rap Mixtapes of the Millennium

What does “mixtape” mean anymore? In assembling this list, we asked the question again and again, partly because rap continues to redefine the term. In 2000, mixtapes were generally still piles of exclusive freestyles sequenced by enterprising DJs like DJ Clue–they were promotional tools, pure and …

MoneyLion brings traditional banking ever closer to obsolescence

The lingo of personal finance is rapidly changing. Mint has replaced our nagging parents and significant others who think our spending is out of control. Wealthfront and Betterment took away our personal wealth managers. Heck, we don’t even have to go to a bank anymore to get a loan with SoFi or …

NASA's app turns your Apple TV into an ISS observation deck

According to NASA, the space agency's official app has been downloaded more than 17 million times on iOS, Android and Fire OS. Today, that same window into space exploration got even bigger with the addition of a new version for Apple TV. That means: high-definition versions of NASA TV, on-demand …

Smart TV

WiFi-connected hard drive fits a Plex server in your pocket

Over the years we've seen Plex's media software run across a number of different devices, from PCs to game consoles to NAS and cellphones. Now, it's teamed up with Western Digital for what it says is the first portable Plex Media Server. The hardware is handled by the My Passport Wireless Pro, a …

Mobile Devices

How to Pair a Tie with a Shirt

You know what’s cool with a shirt and a tie? The boss special: a printed, holiday tie with a roomy white shirt. Or, the Regis Philbin: a reflective, …

This Woman's Genius Folding Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Pack a Bag

You'll fit two weeks' worth of outfits in one carry-on.<p>We're seldom able to travel with just a carry-on bag, which is annoying because that means we have to pay at least $50 to check bags both to and from our destinations, in addition to the price of the plane ticket. Part of that reason is because …

Clothing

8 Tips For Dealing With Oily Skin

Of all the skin types a man can have, an oily one is by far the most annoying. Usually the result of the male sex hormone testosterone triggering …

Review: Why Money Monster Will Make You Mad as Hell

As citizens, voters and moviegoers, Americans right now are a fractured group, a squabbling bunch of blind men each shaking a fist at a different …

This Could Be the Coolest Suitcase Ever

There are five different things that make the Floatti suitcase one of the most exciting travel designs around. There are a few solid annoyances when …

Grilling Season Is Here. These Are the Best Gas Grills

We get it: Grilling over red-hot coals satisfies a primal urge, and the taste can be amazing. But for many people, smoky charcoal magic simply …

BBQ