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Game of Loans

Westeros is in the grip of a sovereign debt crisis. Queen-Mother Cersei needs to hire an economic advisor before the money runs out<p>As Queen-Mother …

A big change could be about to come to the housing market

The potential ramifications of the policy move are far-reaching and span various American industries, from automakers to homebuilders to investment banks.<p>But those impacts may be disparate.<p>Typically, rising interest rates make for a more difficult borrowing environment. That has the potential to …

Markets

17 podcasts that will make you smarter

The massive success of last fall's "Serial" true crime podcast and this year's "WTF" podcast interview with President Barack Obama marked a cultural shift in podcasts going from a niche interest to a mainstream form of media.<p>According to a report this April from the Pew Research Center, one-third …

Self-improvement

Jon Stewart: why I quit The Daily Show

There was no one moment when Jon Stewart knew it was time for him to leave what he describes as “the most perfect job in the world”; no epiphany, no flashpoint. “Life,” he says, in the lightly self-mocking tone he uses when talking about himself, “doesn’t really work that way, with a finger …

Comedy

How I Transformed Sewage Into Fresh Water [Video]

A little DIY distilling<p>Say the apocalypse happens tomorrow. The good news: You survive! No more credit card debt or miserable commutes. The bad news? Infrastructure has collapsed and there’s no clean drinking water. Most people can’t last a few days without it, so what we need is a reliable way to …

DIY

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

Rome, an ancient supercity

Advice for Young Engineers Starting their First Job

Congratulations to the many new engineering graduates entering the job force for the first time this summer. The unfamiliar territory of having to …

The Best Places For Guys To Shop

The results are in, and we're ready to reveal where men like to get their apparel and accessories.<p>Nearly 1,000 Business Insider readers took the survey. Not surprisingly, 97% of the respondents were men, most of whom are city dwellers in their twenties.<p>Preferences were split between department …

Men's Fashion

Get primal: Work out like a cave man (or woman)

After you’ve eaten like a cave man -- focusing on meat, veggies, fruits and nuts and foregoing dairy, grains, refined sugar and anything processed -- what’s next? Working out like our Paleolithic ancestors.<p>Paleo fitness -- also know as natural movement, primitive movement or primal fitness -- …

Nutrition

Compressing air for renewable energy storage

Study identifies two compressed air energy storage methods and sites for the Northwest.<p>Enough Northwest wind energy to power about 85,000 homes each …

7 Animated GIFs That Will Make You Instantly Understand Trigonometry

Trigonometry is the branch of math that studies triangles, with a particular focus on the relationships between angles and the lengths of corresponding sides.<p>Interestingly enough, the trigonometric functions that define those relationships are also closely tied to circles.<p>Needless to say, this …

Mathematics

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