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Here's Ben Graham's family tree of value investing

Benjamin Graham is often referred to as "the father of investing" - and for good reason.<p>Warren Buffett was one of Graham's students at Columbia University (and the only one to have ever received an A in his class). Many other value investing legends, like Bill Ruane, Irving Kahn, and Walter …

Investing

Opinion: 7 best investing-research papers of 2015

SSRN, the Social Science Research Network, published its top 10 papers of 2015, and one of my papers, “Understanding the Modern Monetary System,” …

Investing

The Top 10 Workout Songs for September 2015

<i>Flickr: John Loo</i><p>As summer gives way to fall, let the played out songs in your gym mix give way to some current alternatives. This month's top picks have plenty going for them -- with a variety of genres and tempos represented. Moreover, with just a few new tracks here and there, you can re-energize …

Top 10

3 great New Zealand pinot noirs

As autumn approaches, our wine expert, Hamish Anderson, selects 3 of the best pinot noirs from across New Zealand<p><b>2013 Exquisite Collection Pinot Noir, Wairarapa £6.99, Aldi,</b> Having made pinot its signature red grape, New Zealand is one of the few places beyond its spiritual home of Burgundy where …

10 Great American Hikes That (Almost) Anyone Can Do

(Photo: Thinkstock/Purestock)<p>Hiking is the most democratic of American pastimes: Almost everyone can do it, and there's no special equipment necessary. All you need is a pair of sturdy, comfortable shoes and a spirit of discovery. And it's an activity that can be enjoyed nearly year-round, by young …

Hiking

The definitive glossary of wine tasting terms

For those who identify with the latter, this glossary of wine tasting terms will get your vocabulary off to a roaring start. The list is a group effort by some of our favorite sommeliers and winemakers, all of whom are photographed below, plus Business Insider's own Matthew DeBord, author of "Wine …

Wine

#theLIST: The Best Wineries To Visit This Fall

Perfect for a long weekend trip this time of year, here the best wineries to visit right now.<p>Perfect for a long weekend trip this time of year, here the best wineries to visit, curated by Peter Eastlake, Food & Wine's 2013 Sommelier of the Year and newest member of the team at Wine Awesomeness.

Top Treks: Milford Track

Escape into the New Zealand wild on the four-day Milford Track exploring lush prehistoric scenery.<p><b>STRETCHING 53.5KM, AND WENDING</b> its way through the …

What’s a metal air battery and why is Tesla interested in it?

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>News broke last week that Tesla (s TSLA) was granted a patent for an electric vehicle power train that could use a metal air …

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

US scientists claim to have built the world's most accurate clock

US scientists say they have built the world's most precise clock, whose ticking rate varies less than two parts in one quintillion, or 10 times better than any other.<p>The clock, made from the element ytterbium, could be used for technological advancements beyond timekeeping, such as navigation …

Details Emerging About Sony’s Upcoming Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

We reported in December 2012 that Sony was planning to unleash a full frame mirrorless within a year. We’re about halfway to that one year mark now, …

Lost And Found: 5 Forgotten Classics Worth Revisiting

I don't remember when I first realized that books could go away, that they could — and did — pass into obscurity or out of print. <i>Myra Breckinridge</i> by Gore Vidal, <i>All</i> <i>About H. Hatterr</i> by G.V. Desani, <i>Speedboat</i> by Renata Adler, the sublime <i>An Armful of Warm Girl</i> by W.M. Spackman. Each of them, snuffed …

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

National Parks

The Periodic Table Of Humanity's Worst Vices [Infographic]

The science of how much we suck<p>From the design studio that created these cinematic star charts and musical color wheels comes a periodic table of human nature's ugliest attributes. Tyranny, deceit, materialism, brutality—thanks a lot, evolution.<p>The Periodic Table of Social Issues is designed to …

Goldman Sachs says Apple is a ‘buy’ but needs more than UI upgrades at WWDC

On the consumer side, we’re all looking forward to a radically new look and feel from iOS 7, but investors need a bit more proof in their pudding — likely in the form of substantial services upgrades for the larger world of iPhone and iPad app makers.<p>Analysts for finance firm Goldman Sachs said in …

Liquid Air – the future of motoring?

Liquid Air could be be a fuel for the future, says Andrew English.<p>Engineers call it disruptive technology, but Liquid Air is much more than that. Using cryogenic atmospheric air at minus 196 degrees Centrigrade as an energy store potentially inverts our idea of the piston engine and subverts the …