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This essay got a high-school senior into 5 Ivy League schools and Stanford

She also got into Stanford, which has an acceptance rate of 4.69% — a lower rate than any of the Ivy League schools.<p>"I'm sort of still in shock. I don't think I've processed everything yet," she excitedly told Business Insider.<p>The Ivy League is notoriously hard to get into, as the hundreds of …

College & University

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 …

Andy Warhol

Fidel Castro to Obama: We don't need your 'presents'

HAVANA (AP) — Fidel Castro responded Monday to President Barack Obama's historic trip to Cuba with a long, bristling letter recounting the history of U.S. aggression against Cuba, writing that "we don't need the empire to give us any presents."<p>The 1,500-word letter in state media titled "Brother …


9 surprising facts that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.


CIA document from the 60s details how to take better photos of UFOs

As we all learned from X-Files, the truth is out there. Or, in this case it might be hidden somewhere in 130,000 formerly classified documents from the US Air Force’s (USAF) UFO investigations between 1947 and 1969.<p>Using the Freedom of Information Act to file over 5,000 requests, on everything from …


12 places to escape the smog: the world's best car-free islands

European Travel

The United States Department of Justice Turns the Clock Back Sixty Years to Reinstate "Separate but Equal"

Can an African American judge hear an employment discrimination lawsuit involving African Americans? Can a female judge hear a sex discrimination lawsuit? Can a gay judge hear a case relating to the rights of gay citizens?<p>These questions are not difficult, and they border on the insulting and …


Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …


While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …


Melody on the menu: how a sprinkle of Mozart might give your meal zing

Psychologists have found that colours and certain types of music can enhance the enjoyment of wine and food<p>Professor Charles Spence is trying to come up with a sound for salty.<p>“We are not quite there yet,” says the Oxford academic. “Bitter, sweet, sour – we have those. But salty is the hardest …

These Inspiring Models Want the Fashion World to Drop the Term "Plus Size"

Can't a model just be called a model?<p>When a model wears a size greater than a 10 or 12, she is usually considered "plus size," even though the average woman wears a size 14. But a group of activists is hoping to change that, for the sake of women everywhere.<p>Several models in Australia are banding …

The 50 Best Romance Movies

You know the one I’m talking about. The first. The one that made you say, “oh, so this is what everyone’s on about.” When that special someone …


Men's Sneakers - New Releases & Where To Buy Them

Rihanna's Full Editorial for i-D Magazine's 2015 Spring Music Issue

After unveiling the cover last week, i-D magazine has dropped the entirety of its Spring 2015 Music<p>After unveiling the cover last week, <i>i-D</i> magazine has dropped the entirety of its Spring 2015 Music Issue’s Rihanna editorial. Styled by <i>i-D</i> Fashion Director Alastair McKimm and shot by legendary …

Music Industry

Nike Sportswear 2015 "Constellation" Collection

In honor of the upcoming 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend, Nike Sportswear has crafted the “Constellation”<p>In honor of the upcoming 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend, Nike Sportswear has crafted the “Constellation” collection. Dropping alongside Nike Basketball‘s range of All-Star Game kicks, each silhouette …


First Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S. dies: 'His suffering is over'

DIY Light Bulb Vase

A few years ago, I spotted an upcycled light bulb vase in a magazine and thought <i>my mom needs that</i>! I showed Mike the picture and told him he should …

DIY – En lekfull hyllning till PRÄNT

<b>De trärena plywoodlådorna PRÄNT med sina fina detaljer inspirerade oss till att göra en lekfull hylla i kubismens anda! Olika lådformat gjorde det</b> …

Try This: Fabric Lined Dresser Drawers

In our current home we made the choice to go with mostly neutral walls and furniture. I like to think of that choice as a free pass to add <i>as many</i> …

House Design

DIY Idea: Make a Reclaimed Wood Planter Wall

Move over, wallpaper. Take a hike, paint! There's a new accent wall treatment in town -- and it's green from head to toe.<p>Reclaimed, up-cycled …

Interior Design

Transformed :: Wood & Leather Suspended Shelf

• Using blue painters tape, tape off your board on the top and bottom, leaving the edges revealed. Spray the edges gold using about 2-3 coats.<br>• With the …

An Open Apartment in Brazil Full of Raw Materials

The Panamby Apartment, designed by DT estúdio arquitetura, was designed with the homeowner, a single lawyer, in mind. With one person living there, …

Aww-Worthy Photos of Tiny Animals on Fingers

<i>Tiny Animals on Fingers</i> is a Flickr set curated by Specklet that delivers exactly what you'd expect–adorable pint-sized creatures resting on mere fingertips. While the diverse breeds of species differ in proportions and physical appearance, they share their tiny stature. These little guys featured …

Cute Animals

Street Style: Paris Fashion Week Spring 2014

Photographer Diego Zuko hits the Paris streets.<p>It's been more of a marathon than a sprint, but fashion month's final week is here, and showgoers continue to dress to impress. Peruse all of the style off-the-runway in Paris, courtesy of Diego Zuko.

The miniature world of red forest ants - in pictures

Russian photographer Andrey Pavlov has created miniature worlds in his garden in Moscow, and photographed the cleverly crafted scenes using real-life ants

Klaus Enrique: The Arcimboldo Series

<i>Looking at work seen at the Filter Photo Festival in Chicago</i><p>I am always intrigued by photographs inspired by paintings, and Klaus Enrique arrived at …


Eid al-Adha by Muhammed Muheisen - in pictures

AP's chief photographer in Pakistan documents preparations for the Muslim holiday

Traditional Pinup Photos with Splashes of Milk as Clothes Captured with High-Speed Photography

Inspired by the classic pin-ups of the 1940’s and 1950’s, photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz came up with a current version of those iconic …


Interesting Photo of the Day: Little Snow Monkey Enjoys the Hot Springs

Winter is harsh in Japan’s mountainous Jigokundani Monkey Park, with heavy snow covering the ground for more than one third of the year and …

Two Feet