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New Zealand hotel bans cyclists in Lycra to cut out 'bulges' at breakfast

Cyclists annoyed after owner of Plough Hotel in Rangiora says unsightly shapes put off customers and is insisting trousers be worn<p>A hotel in New Zealand has banned Lycra cycling shorts as it finds the “bumps and bulges” inappropriate and “unsightly”.<p>In an effort to “raise dress standards” the …

News: Make Use of Your Bigger Screen with These 12 Tablet-Ready Apps

Ever since the Google Play Store removed its "Designed for tablets" section, it's been a lot harder to find good, tablet-optimized Android apps. Not …

Wire Animal Sculptures Look Like Life-Size Scribbled Drawings Suspended in Mid-Air

Artist David Oliveira has an insightful understanding of both the two-dimensional and three-dimensional worlds. With this expert grasp of the two planes, he's able to skillfully manipulate wire to create a zoo of mind-boggling animal sculptures. Though they are technically three-dimensional, the …

Modern Art

The 25 Best Films You Didn’t See In 2015

The 25 Best Films You Didn't See In 2015<p>No one can see everything. We’ve reached such a peak of movies making their way to cinemas (many of which are …

Helen Mirren

Bad tech: Most lethal gadgets ever invented by man

From electro massage machines to vacuum hair cutting devices, we take a look back at the potted history of the most ill-advised and bordeline lethal …

Lady Gaga got caught up in a bad romance on 'American Horror Story'

Countess Elizabeth, the stunning vampire played with surprising skill by Lady Gaga on <i>American Horror Story: Hotel</i>, knows a thing or two about …

Educational Travel: Why You Should Try It

Mark Twain once said "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." This is in essence what traveling …

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, …

Positive Thinking

These Hilarious Harry Potter Comics Show How Irresponsible Dumbledore Was

1. Most Harry Potter fans know Dumbledore as the kind and intelligent headmaster of Hogwarts.<p>He was full of little bits of wisdom like this one.<p>2. …

Sapiens: Can Humans Overcome Suffering and Find True Happiness?

Can history offer us clues on happiness? Yes, argues Yuval Noah Harari, if we're willing to listen.<br>Read More

Spirituality

9 Innate Leadership Skills You Already Have But Aren’t Using

Entrepreneurship is all about leading – leading customers to a new product or service, leading a startup team to peak performance, and leading a new …

Leadership

Everything I Know About Being Happy I Learned From Harry Potter

Winter is coming and those of us who are sensitive to the weather changes will find that it affects our mood for the worse. You may already know that happier thoughts make a happier you - however, when it comes to positive thinking advice, most people will say "Just be positive!" or "Think positive …

9 Reasons Guys Love Giving You Oral

One man wants to set the record straight about giving back in bed<p>It has come to my attention that there is a terrible rumor going around about men: that we're selfish in bed. Hey, I'll admit, there's not a man I know who will decline oral sex from a woman he fancies. I mean, it's a blowjob! It's …

Russia begins air strikes in Syria, but is not targeting Islamic State

Russia launched its first air strikes in Syria on Wednesday, reportedly hitting opposition-held areas in the province of Homs rather than the Islamic …

Batteries are the biggest thing holding us back

Yet, for a device that's often called "mobile," it sure relies on cables pretty often. Specifically, the cable that plugs your smartphone into a power source, like your computer or a power outlet.<p>What's the solution? Bigger batteries, of course.<p>New battery technology that lasts a whole week while …

Clean Energy

All car companies cheat on emissions tests—it’s just that most do it legally

It’s not just Volkswagen. For years, emissions from cars built by almost every major manufacturer have been higher out on the road than when tested in labs.<p>In fact, the average gap between real-world emissions and official test results has been growing. A new report by the International Council on …

Volkswagen

Power Ingestible Gadgets With Batteries You Can Eat

As a non-toxic way to use swallowable medical devices<p>Today, implanted medical devices continuously monitor the body to give doctors and researchers more information than ever about the state of a patient's disease and the effects of certain treatments. Engineers have also been making devices that a …

Chris Hardwick’s Saturday Night Included An Emmy Win And A Proposal To Lydia Hearst

Your Saturday night may have included drinks with friends or a not-so-romantic stint in front of the television set, but whatever ended up happening, it certainly did not top the outstanding evening had by the Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick. The always effusive Hardwick, who plucked up an Emmy (Best …

Chris Hardwick

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

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Learn How to Properly Toast in Eight Countries Around the World

Attention, American college students with plans to "study" abroad (or anyone else who enjoys drinking and traveling): A new digital campaign from Anheuser-Busch InBev will teach you how to toast around the world. In this video, there are instructions on how to raise a glass with friends in Germany, …

Threat from Artificial Intelligence not just Hollywood fantasy

Oxford academic Dr Stuart Armstrong warns humanity runs the risk of creating super intelligent computers that eventually destroy us all<p>From the dystopian writings of Aldous Huxley and HG Wells to the sinister and apocalyptic vision of modern Hollywood blockbusters, the rise of the machines has long …

If you're living with roommates, you probably don't have a landline telephone

New stats from the CDC confirm the obvious: wireless is king<p>One of the topics that the CDC's annual National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) digs into — a sort of check-in on key US health and demographic information — is landline and wireless telephone use in households, and this year's numbers …

Gear & Gadgets

Hidden 'resort fees' can be a nasty little surprise on hotel bills

I recently received a nasty little surprise on my bill when checking out of a Memphis, Tenn., hotel.<p>Tucked in with the room charge and the various taxes were a $20 "resort fee" and a $20 a night charge for "valet service." Never mind that I hadn't used the valet. Or that when I checked in, the …

Hospitality

挖陷坑的,自己必陷在其中──讀《第六次大滅絕》

因為在台中長大,小時候假日常去科博館,記得那時最著迷的就是恐龍和巨大的猛獁象頭骨了,現在想想,滅絕應該是最早在我心中留下印象的科學概念,可能也是不少學齡前兒童透過恐龍玩具接觸到的第一個科學概念(雖然也許似懂非懂)。<p>恐龍是在白堊紀末大滅絕後消失的,在此之前,地球生命史上已經有過四次大滅絕。恐龍消失後, …

《醫靠 無界》──無國界醫生之旅攝影展

活動說明:<br>史上最嚴重的伊波拉疫症,戰火連天的敘利亞,局勢不穩、醫療極度匱乏的南蘇丹,南亞大海嘯,遭歷來最強颱風橫掃的菲律賓,均能找到他們的救援足跡…… 四十多年前,一群醫師和新聞工作者,深感世界上有很多人道危機不為外人所知道,需要有一個獨立的救援組織,能夠迅速、有效和中立不偏地為有需要的傷病者提供緊 …

Facebook's AI robot can generate images that look real to humans 40% of the time

Whether or not you think face recognition technology is creepy, it’s clear that tech companies around the world are continuing to invest in building better imaging intelligence.<p>From Microsoft’s How Old Bot to Facebook’s newest app that browses your phone’s gallery for photos of your friends and …

Artificial Intelligence

Greek finance minister: Europe's negotiators are 'ill-equipped to forge good, hard decisions'

In an op-ed in the Irish Times newspaper Saturday, Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis laid out his frustrations with European negotiators.<p>Specifically, he writes that he's not actually allowed to communicate through written proposals with most of his fellow finance ministers in the Eurogroup …

Europe