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A Better Way To Recycle Dirty Aluminum Foil

The EPA says Americans threw away more than 1.5 million tons of aluminum products in 2012. Some of that probably could have been recycled, although anyone who’s had to toss a wad of aluminum foil because it was covered in pizza sauce and cheese knows it can be hard to recycle.<p>Fortunately, chemists …

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Game of Thrones stars call on EU leaders to help Syrian refugees

Lena Headey, Maisie Williams and Liam Cunningham visit International Rescue Committee camps in Greece<p>Game of Thrones stars Lena Headey, Maisie Williams and Liam Cunningham have called on EU leaders to do more to help Syrian refugees as they visited people stranded in Greece.<p>The actors visited …

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Paris just banned all cars made before 1997

In an effort to curb pollution that some days makes the city as smoggy as Beijing, Paris began on Friday to ban cars built before 1997 from driving within city limits. Vehicles registered before then — and motorcycles before 1999 — will now face modest, phased-in fines during weekday traffic …

British Columbia

In the future we will be making babies from skin cells, an author predicts

A new book suggests that within just 20 to 40 years, most human reproduction will take place in the lab, rather than the bedroom.<p>Hank Greely, a Stanford professor who teaches law and genetics, writes about this potential brave new world in, "The End of Sex and the Future of Human …

Bruce Iglauer – One of the last beacons of the blues still going strong

<i>C</i><i>hicago has long been home of the blues. It’s where musicians, largely from the Mississippi Delta, first plugged in their guitars (in a radical move)</i> …

Chicago Blues

Chicago Could Drop Down to No. 4 Among America's Biggest Cities

Out of the 20 biggest cities in the U.S., Chicago is the only one that has seen its population decline in the last year.<p>From 2014 to 2015, the City …

12 Insane Hair Creations From Lady Gaga’s Extreme Stylist

Charlie Le Mindu is the man behind some of the most outrageous hairstyles Lady Gaga has ever had, but the audacity doesn’t end with her.<p>When French hair auteur Charlie LeMindu prepares for a styling session, he makes sure to pack all the essentials: scissors, dye, hair curlers–and eyeballs from the …

Spain Debates: Is It Time To Scrap The Siesta?

Every day at 2 p.m., Antonio Davila rolls the metal shutters down over the front of his computer repair shop in central Madrid. He heads home for lunch, picks up his kids at school — and then goes back to work from 5 to 9 p.m. He's originally from Peru, and says Spanish hours took some getting used …

Europe

8 Leadership Practices That Will Make You Memorable

Almost every employee or team member can remember that one special boss in their career who was the role model of a leader, always commanded respect, and was able to get the most voluntarily from everyone all the time. Every entrepreneur and business executive I know wants to emulate that boss, but …

Leadership

An inside look at how J.K. Rowling, one of the most influential people alive, turned rejection into unprecedented success

On a delayed train journey from Manchester to King's Cross station in London, the characters Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley, and Hermione Granger came "fully formed" to the mind of a young temp named Joanne Rowling.<p>In the six tumultuous years following, she would imagine an entire magical world of …

A man who spent 5 years studying self-made millionaires found they share 6 personality traits

Each person's path to wealth may be unique, but there are certain commonalities among the world's richest people.<p>After studying the lives of 177 self-made millionaires over the course of five years, author Thomas C. Corley found that they all shared six traits, which he reveals in his upcoming …

There Are 6 Types of French-Girl Style: Come See Which Is Most Like You

Around here, we're wild for the je ne sais quois that goes into chic, mussed, always perfect-looking French-girl style. As such, imagine our collective joy when we heard that there's not one type of stereotypical chicness but an amazing six different kinds. Angie Niles details the style habits of …

Clothing

Spotify told us the top 20 songs people listen to in the shower — here they are

At a conference earlier this week, Ek revealed that there are 39,000 active playlists named "Shower." And these playlists get 550,000 streams every day. (No pun intended).<p>But what songs are these people listening to in the shower?<p>Business Insider reached out to Spotify to find out which songs go …

Shades of Grey

5 Foods That Taste Better in October Than They Will All Year

"People know Fuji and Red Delicious, but October is the perfect month to venture outside the norm,” says Chris Romano, a<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Getty Images<p>1 of …

Food

Happy 125th birthday, Yosemite National Park! | CNN Travel

National Parks

All About Architecture and Beautiful Buildings

Unless you live way out in the country, the art of architecture can be found everywhere. From big cities to small suburbs, beautiful buildings and modern marvels have become an intrinsic part of contemporary life.<p>But for architects—you know, the people responsible for making buildings come …

Architecture

Twitter will ruin the one thing that makes it stand out by changing its 140-character limit

On Sep. 29, it was revealed that Twitter executives are looking into ways to potentially get rid of—or at least make it easier to bypass—the platform’s 140-character limit. Long a hallmark of the social media giant, Twitter’s character limit has been a matter of contention for years. But while …

Social Media

21 Portraits That Gaze Into Your Very Soul

When it comes to portraits, it's hard to argue against the saying, "it's all about the eyes." The so-called windows of the soul can draw you in like few other features have to power to. There's a reason one of (if not the) most popular National Geographic cover ever was Afghan Girl by Steve …

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Ahmed Mohamed says he's going to the White House — and then he's transferring schools

Standing tall after an outrageous arrest<p>Two days after his arrest for bringing a homemade clock to school, Ahmed Mohamed appeared at a press conference today to address his supporters. The 14-year-old student at MacArthur High School in Irving, TX, thanked his many fans on social media, who include …

America Needs More Kids Like Ahmed Mohamed

And we should give them the freedom to tinker.<p>The response to the arrest and suspension of a ninth-grader after he brought a homemade clock to school has been a timely, heartwarming reminder that we are a nation of makers.<p>Ahmed Mohamed's incident has catalyzed a national discussion about bias, race …

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