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Psychologists figured out one trait that makes relationships last

As a therapist once told Business Insider, you <i>need</i> to have conflict if you and your partner are going to grow as a couple.<p>The question is — how do you get good at it?<p>A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, sheds light on what's important. After a series of experiments, …

These are the books Business Insider readers are most interested in reading right now

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>In March 2016 alone, Business Insider recommended tons of books across many different categories. So we're taking a look back and …

HARRY DENT: 'The greatest crash of your life is just ahead'

The story on Wall Street and CNBC continues to be that we're in a correction and this is a buying opportunity. Even Warren Buffett joins the chorus of stock market cheerleaders for the skeptical public. Well, I agree with the skeptical public, not the experts here!<p>The bull market from early 2009 …

A study finally declared that electric cars are winning in the alternative-fuel war

The study, authored by Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak of the university's Transportation Research Institute, concluded that limited infrastructure is likely the largest contributor to the slow pace of growth for FCVs.<p>In fact, most of the fuel-cell infrastructure that does exist is limited to …

Warren Buffett's 4 stock investing principles

In fact, Buffett's investment criteria has been included in the beginning pages of every single Berkshire Hathaway Annual Report since 1982:<p>The larger the company, the greater will be our interest: We would like to make an acquisition in the $5-20 billion range.<p>Of course… Buffett is talking about</i> …

'Shark Tank' star Robert Herjavec: Entrepreneurs can't have work-life balance if they want to be successful

One of the biggest movements in business today is providing employees with benefits that recognize the importance of their personal lives, like extended parental-leave policies.<p>But, if you're a serious entrepreneur, says "Shark Tank" investor and Herjavec Group founder Robert Herjavec, you need to …

The best piece of advice Mark Cuban has ever given on how to be successful

So what is the real secret to his success?<p>According to Mark, "It's not about money or connections, it's the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone."<p>That's it. Success is based primarily on working hard — incredibly hard.<p>Whenever I write about how success is often based on outworking other …

The greatest money manager of all-time says he's successful because of this one thing

But Druck made an even more poignant and timely point in that speech a year ago. He singled out specifically what he believes to be the most important factor behind the returns in risk assets, namely the stock market:<p>Interestingly, his further point in this regard was not the popular, "don't fight …

Here's how 9 celebrities work out, and what the science says about their fitness plans

But not all types of exercise carry the same benefit. Which one you do depends on your goals: Do you want to bulk up? Slim down? Or just get fit and healthy?<p>Given all the different advice out there, it's important to know what the research supports.<p>Here are the workout regimens of some of our …

These are the best diets to lose weight, get in shape, and eat healthier

US News evaluated 38 of the most popular diets based on how easy they are to follow, their ability to produce short- and long-term weight loss, nutritional completeness, safety, and their potential to help prevent or manage diabetes and heart disease, and chose the best one in nine different …

A science-backed 21-day program to be happier, healthier, and more successful

You don't necessarily need to resolve to change your life at the New Year — you can do it any time. But faced with unlimited advice and little time to spare, it's hard to know where to start.<p>The following 21-day self-improvement program is designed for busy people. It features a few habits that …

Electric cars are cool but they're still only for a small set of people

Electric cars have created some of the biggest buzz-worthy news at this year's CES, including Faraday Future's first vehicle and Volkswagen's BUDD-e microbus.<p>But the latest auto sales data show electric cars are still a long ways away from reaching the mainstream audience.<p>According to this chart by …

Kites are the next big trend in wind energy

Kites present a number of important advantages over turbines. First of all, despite the general interest from environmentalists in alternative energy sources, many environmental groups also have a NIMBY attitude and oppose specific green energy projects from solar arrays to win turbines in their …

Gas prices wont stop falling

In mid-December, Moody's Investors Service significantly lowered its price assumptions for crude oil in 2016, amidst continued high levels of production by global oil producers. The low price assumptions indicate that supply growth will continue to outpace the growth in consumption throughout much …

Audi is cranking up deliveries of electric cars

Audi is developing battery packs in-house while forging "tight relationships" with leading battery makers to underpin "a lasting and sustainable strategic shift," Audi's U.S. chief Scott Keogh said at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.<p>Audi, the flagship brand of German carmaker …

Toyota aims to nearly eliminate gasoline cars by 2050

The automaker promised to involve governments, affiliated companies and other "stakeholders" in its push to reduce average emissions from Toyota cars by 90 percent by about 2050, compared with 2010 levels.<p>Electric cars weren't part of their vision, outlined by top Toyota Motor Corp. officials at a …

The 4 noble truths of energy investing

Even if they thought that getting out of oil and gas shares was a smart thing to do, because they observe that the risks are rising along with the sea level, investing that capital in New Energy companies (a term that has become synonymous with clean tech companies) does not necessarily follow. So …

5 stocks everyone in their 30s should own

You might think that your younger years are a great time to roll the dice on "it" stocks like Tesla Motors and Netflix, but that's simply not the case.<p>Instead, here are five stocks our analysts feel could provide 30-somethings with outstanding long-term results.<p>John Maxfield: If there's one stock …

2 Harvard students were sick of their dirty apartments, so they built a company that will do your chores for you

"I was working really long hours and coming back to an apartment that was a total mess," Sapone tells Business Insider.<p>Beck and Sapone knew how grueling working crazy hours could be, and what kind of toll it could take.<p>"Jess is a super, super messy person, and would never invite me over to her …

This new site keeps track of failed startups and why they flopped

A new website — Autopsy.io— just launched to keep those failures all together in one neat place, complete with a summary of why each company flopped, in hopes of providing a lesson for others to learn from.<p>In a simple spreadsheet format, the site lists each startup name, its basic idea, the …

13 of the best graduation speeches of all time

While certainly there's room for debate (was Stephen Colbert's speech at Northwestern really better than the one he gave at Knox College?), we've culled the best-of lists to put together a guide to our favorites.<p>From Steve Jobs to Toni Morrison, Kurt Vonnegut to John F. Kennedy, here are the …

College & University

9 books the CEO of a $700 million company recommends everyone read

He's also in high demand to deliver a presentation all over Silicon Valley — not on growing a business or the future of investing, but on basic personal finance.<p>As part of that presentation, he recommends nine books for people to get better educated about their money:

29 brands that will make a ton of money from millennials

The generation's spending is set to peak in the coming years, according to Morgan Stanley, and companies from Mattel to McDonald's are clamoring for their attention.<p>Goldman Sachs has identified the retailers that stand to gain the most from this demographic shift.<p>The list includes companies like</b> …

19 books to read if you want to get rich

If it works for them, why couldn't it work for you?<p>Here, we've highlighted some of the best books about managing your money and achieving wealth out there, from expert-recommended classics to some of our favorite new editions.<p>No guarantees, of course — but if you want to get rich, it can't hurt to …

There's a new cryptocurrency coming, and it's backed by gold

What makes it unique to existing cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin?<p>It's backed by gold.<p>Anthem Vault, the metals and technology company, will launch the coin on May 25.<p>The coin will "be valued at 1 gram of gold at the day's market price, [and] will serve as a more secure store of value than Bitcoin," …

A Brazilian Steakhouse is set to take over America — here's what it's like to eat there

I was dying to try the all-you-can-eat steakhouse, which recently filed an IPO, after declaring it was "set to take over America." I stand by that statement after last night.<p>Of the 35 locations in which Fogo is already open, Manhattan is by far the most competitive restaurant market in the country. …

Top 10 Most-Funded Big Data Startups April 2015

These are the top ten most-funded startups in the big data space:<p>Cloudera $1040 Million Hadoop-based software, services and training<p>Palantir Technologies $950 Analytics applications<p>Domo $450 Cloud-based business intelligence<p>MongoDB $311 Document-oriented database<p>InsideSales.com $199 Cloud-based …

Venture Capital

Big Data Startups News: Funding, Acquisitions And IPOs Q1 2015

The first quarter of 2015 was the most-funded quarter since 2000: $13.4 billion in 1,020 deals, a 26 percent increase over the first quarter of 2014, according to a MoneyTree Report.<p>Here are the funding and exits highlights of the first quarter of 2015 in the big data space.<p><i>Funding</i><p>Dataminr, a data …

Venture Capital

The 14 Best Business Books To Read This Fall

As we shake off the summer malaise and head into fall, it's the perfect time to read some motivational and insightful business books.<p>And there's no shortage of good material. Coming out in the next two months are memoirs packed with advice, like Virgin Group founder Richard Branson's "The Virgin …

Lending Club, Fast-Growing Peer-to-Peer Lender, Files for IPO | Inc.com

Lending Club, the online startup that helped pioneer the now-ubiquitous crowdfunding model, is officially planning to go public.<p>The San Francisco company, which runs an online marketplace for peer-to-peer loans, on Wednesday filed its prospectus for an initial public offering. Lending Club says it …