Mikko Mäkelä

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57 Rules For Looking Sharp In A Suit

1. We've said it before and we'll say it again: Fit is everything. Even the world's most expensive suit will look bad if it isn't tailored to the contours of your body.<p>2. Some think button-down collars are for casual wear only, but they can work great with dressier looks as well.<p>3. Polka dots are a …

The World's Most Affordable Cities

Some cities are cheap for a reason. Like Kyiv, Ukraine, seen here. A political crisis and a proxy war with Russia on its eastern border have destroyed the Ukrainian economy. Kyiv might be an attractive, and inexpensive place to live. But few foreigners are willing to come here. Investment firm UBS …

Photographer Spent 2,500 Hours Capturing Stunning Photos of Complex Snowflakes

Through his camera lens, Canadian photographer Don Komarechka explores a world which cannot been seen by the naked eye. Specifically interested in nature and macro photography, images by the young artist reveal a closer look at how the universe works. His recently unveiled piece, <i>The Snowflake</i>, …

Before he self destructed: chronicling the fall of 50 Cent

Jackson’s struggles were once a strength: he was a hip-hop Horatio Alger story who overcame his drug-dealing adolescence and getting shot nine times to become a massive superstar. But he has only himself to blame for his downfall, and now his story has a much darker context: it’s a cautionary tale …

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Top 10 books about spies

Photograph: Harold Clements/Getty Images<p>Kim Philby holding a press conference after being cleared of spying charges by foreign secretary Harold Macmillan in …

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11 startups to bet on in 2015

<b>(Business Insider) —</b> Every year we survey the field of startups selling their wares to businesses to find the ones we think are sure-fire winners.<p>These are companies with great technology, great leadership, massive investor backing, or tons of partnerships and industry attention. Or all the …

China's Minsky Moment?

In speeches and presentations since the end of last year, I have been saying that I think the biggest macro problem in the world today is China. China has run up a huge debt, and the payments are coming due. They seem to be proactive, but will it be enough? How much risk do they pose for the global …

THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL: 2013 [SLIDE DECK]

To kick off today's events, Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget delivered the following presentation put together with the help of the BI Intelligence team.<p><i>BI Intelligence is a new research and analysis service focused on mobile computing and the Internet. Only subscribers can download the</i> …

The Science Behind Upworthy's Miraculous Virality [Slide Deck]

While Buzzfeed and Business Insider took years to build their readerships, Upworthy was able to amass a comparable audience numbering in the millions, in a period of a few months.<p>Most people associate the site's growth with headlines like "Imagine Trying To Pay Bills On Little Money. Then Imagine …

How Sleep Deprivation Decays the Mind and Body

Getting too little sleep can have serious health consequences, including depression, weight gain, and heart disease. It is torture. I know.<p>I awoke in a bed for the first time in days. My joints ached and my eyelids, which had been open for so long, now lay heavy as old hinges above my cheekbones. I …

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

The Most Important Economic Stories of 2013—in 44 Graphs

A record year for stocks. A meh year for wages. A weird year for Wall Street.<p>Maybe it's just me, but the last few years are getting tough to tell apart. Imagine a quiz question:<p><i>Name that year where we threw obstacles in the recovery's way, but kept growing slowly; where Europe avoided both a</i> …

Big Dog and Small Pup Are Inseparable Best Friends

Earlier this year we met photogenic Harlow the Weimaraner and his fellow canine buddy Sage. Now, the household has welcomed a new addition to their dog party–Indi the Dachshund. The tiny pup has seamlessly entered the family, adding an adorable element to the already sweet collection of portraits …

What Your Squat Says About You

By now every lifter knows what A2G means. Ass to Grass baby! Getting low in your squat is crucial if you want to fully engage your glutes and grow …

Compound Moves for Total-Body Gains

Edgar Artiga<p>When it comes to adding muscle mass there are many ways to get the job done. One of the best ways to pack on more size is to push your …

Seeing What’s Next

The adoption of smartphones in the US is on track for reaching 90% of the available audience by August 2016. This is a mere eight years after …

Most of the world’s solar panels are facing the wrong direction

You’d think it would be easy: the sun is “up,” and, like leaves and basking reptiles, solar panels should face in that general direction. But most installers of solar panels, especially the ones for homes, follow conventional wisdom handed down from architects, which holds that in the northern …

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Come On, Apple Fans, It's Time To Admit That The Company Is Blowing It

The message was clear:<p>Apple is getting its clock cleaned by Samsung, which is now by far the dominant smartphone maker in the world. (Samsung had 32% of the global market in Q3, the same share as a year ago. Apple, meanwhile, had only 12% of the market, down from 14% a year ago.)<p>Yes, both companies …

How to Turn Your Garage Into a Home Gym | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jerred Moon</i>.<p>Are you sick of all that is involved with getting in shape — with becoming stronger and …

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15 Incredible Dive Watches Under $1,000

<i>Last Updated January, 2018:This post has been updated with new picks for 2018. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>Reality check: your watch …

The Unofficial Goldman Sachs Guide To Being A Man

For that very reason, @GSElevator— in collaboration with John Carney (@Carney) of CNBC.com— presents a fresh, and hopefully thoughtful, look at what it means to be a man today.<p>Stop talking about where you went to college.<p>Always carry cash. Keep some in your front pocket.<p>Rebel from business casual. …