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Netflix launches Fast app to reveal if your ISP is throttling you

Netflix has made it even easier to track your web speeds by turning its web-based Fast.com service into an app.<p>The streaming service launched …

Televisions

Morgan Stanley asks clients the most emotionally charged question in the investment business

For many in the investment industry, this question is a terrifying non-starter that could potentially leads folks to counter with questions about the meaning of life.<p>But financial information is expensive. Very expensive.<p>Bloomberg Terminals cost firms about $24,000 per year per seat while the …

Morgan Stanley

These are the best podcasts you should be listening to right now

Skye Gould/Business Insider<p>Podcasts have become excellent sources for great storytelling, interviews, and journalism.<p>From a few minutes to more than …

Как я экономлю 10 тысяч долларов, живя в Москве

Иллюстрации<p><b>олеся щукина</b><p>После падения рубля многие экспаты покинули Москву: их зарплата в местной валюте перестала быть такой привлекательной. Но те …

A body-language expert reveals the No. 1 indicator of confidence and how you can cultivate it

A college student gives a presentation and reinforces her points with nods to her classmates and professor.<p>A businessman strides down the sidewalk and offers a smile to colleagues heading home.<p>What do these people all have in common?<p>They're skilled at making eye contact and, as a result, they exude …

Self-esteem

Breath Counting Meditation: How to Build Mental Power

You know what's funny? Nearly everything we buy or use comes with instructions. Not just cellphones and computers, but even something as simple as a hammer will usually have at least a drawing that tells you how to use it.<p>But people are not products. We're all born with a brain and body, but at …

Meditation

Australian accent is a product of early settler's heavy drinking, claims academic

The Australian accent is the product of colonial settlers getting drunk, according to one of the country’s speech experts.<p>Dean Frenkel, a tutor and …

Australia

13 Haunted House Employees Describe The Craziest Thing They've Experienced While Working

Going through a haunted house is obviously a terrifying experience, but working as one of the monsters in a haunt can be scary for totally different reasons. Who knows how frightened people are going to react or what someone might do after they've had a few drinks. We asked several haunted house …

Horror

19 movies on Netflix that are so bad they're amazing

But there are others that cross so far into the realm of horribleness that they become enjoyable in a completely different way. These are the "so bad they're good" movies. Take "The Room," for instance, sometimes referred to as the worst movie made, yet has been screened at theaters all over the …

Entertainment

The 25 best hotels in the world, according to travelers

Condé Nast Traveler recently released its 2015 Readers' Choice Awards, an annual set of rankings based on surveys of thousands of experienced travelers.<p>Included in the awards were readers' rankings of the 100 best hotels in the world.<p>The hotels named all offer top-notch accommodations with …

National Parks

40 things everyone should do in Italy in their lifetime

While the food in Italy is reason enough to visit, the country is filled with famous works of art, exceptionally beautiful cities, and gorgeous lakes and mountains.<p>We compiled a list of 40 sites in Italy you should see at least once in your lifetime.<p>We included important classics like Rome's …

Italy

17 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

Books

10 (More) Haunting Documentaries That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Documentaries aren't movies you'd usually think of when rattling off a list of horror films, but because documentaries depict things that <i>really</i> …

How to Be More Creative: Think Less

Are you making yourself less creative by always trying to prove you're clever?<p>At first blush, intelligence and creativity seem like two separate things. High IQ is all about recalling and manipulating information consciously. Creativity often seems more mysterious -- ideas simply pop into your head …

Creativity

To improve your writing, try 'close reading'

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29 Hilarious Tweets About "Harry Potter"

Ten points for Twitter!

The days of restaurant tipping are dying

The practice of leaving gratuities at restaurants is reaching a tipping point. On Tuesday, restaurateur Danny Meyer announced he would eliminate tipping at all 13 of his New York restaurants, starting with the Modern, his high-end dining room at the Museum of Modern Art.<p>Instead, diners will pay …

Hospitality

How This Company Books $1 Billion Annually In Small Business Loans

Kabbage just closed a $135 million round of financing, from high-profile investors. Much of that capital will go towards expanding the lender's client base.<p>Securing financing for your small business may soon get a touch easier.<p>Alternative lender Kabbage scooped up $135 million in equity financing …

Loans

Billy the Kid photo bought for $2 could be sold for $5 million

Only the second known photograph of the Wild West gunslinger posing while playing croquet could fetch $5 million (£3.3 million) at auction<p>Billy the Kid, the Wild West gunslinger, is usually associated with a Colt single action 44, not the genteel English elegance of a varnished oak croquet …

6 problems of the modern world and how to solve them

Thanks to the modern world, you've inherited problems that you didn't even know existed. This is your handy guide<p>Back in the day, life was simple. Or, at least, simple-ish – not like today with our thousands of new syndromes, issues and <b>social media</b> conditions that quite simply didn’t exist 20 years …

10 Haunting Documentaries That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Featuring serial killers, brutal maulings, and unsolved mysteries, documentaries can be far creepier than anything George Romero has ever …

Are these the 10 best Shakespeare screen adaptations?

Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, joins Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet and Orson Welles’s Chimes at Midnight in my top 10 films based on the Stratford playwright’s works<p>Promoting its review of the new movie version of Macbeth, the Daily Telegraph asked, on its front page: “Has …

Ken Dodd

Disney announced all its movies coming in the next 4 years — here's what you have to look forward to

The company just released everything it plans to release through 2019.<p>Its lineup includes reboots, superheroes, a few animated movies, and multiple trips to desert planets in a galaxy far, far away.<p>Among the newest announcements is the much-anticipated "Incredibles" sequel. It will be out on June …

Walt Disney Company

These 10 Anthems From the ’80s Are the Ultimate Soundtrack to Success | Inc.com

<i>Which is the best motivational song? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Julie Anne Exter, MT-BC, board-certified music therapist, on Quora:</b><p>As a music therapist, I can tell you with absolute certainty that the music you listen to has an undeniable effect on the …

Dance Off

Floating Rafts of Fire Ants Have Been Sighted in the Carolina Floods

This is why the ant is synonymous with teamwork.<p>The recent flooding in North and South Carolina has caused a surreal biological phenomenon: floating rafts of fire ants.<p>If a moving island of ants seems like a sign of the apocalypse, never fear. FOX News' Carolina outpost interviewed a USC biology …

Nature

Amazon's best 100 sci-fi/fantasy books

<b>(CNN) —</b> Before "A Game of Thrones," "The Magicians" and "The Hunger Games," there were classics by Isaac Asimov, Margaret Atwood, George Orwell and more.<p>It's true we're living in a golden age of science fiction and fantasy, where new creatures, technology and entire worlds exist beyond our …

Science Fiction

"Phubbing" Could Be Ruining Your Dating Life

All those times you check your smartphone while on a date could be ruining your relationship. And Yahoo Health reports that there's now a catchy term …

10 Steps to Becoming a Self-Made Millionaire

You have to have a plan if you want to become wealthy<p>Building wealth for most people is a long process that requires discipline and sacrifice. There are many people who will waste their life away, wanting things to be different. Then there are those who are willing to change themselves to change …

Personal Finance

11 Books That Scared Master of Horror Stephen King

<i><br>Author Stephen King | Image: Pinguino</i><p>It would likely take a well written and original horror tale to impress the master of that book genre, Stephen …

Horror

11 Books That Scared The Master of Horror, Stephen King, And Will Terrify You, Too

You <i>may</i> have heard of a writer named Stephen King. He wrote a few books that are kind of scary? Yeah? With more than 50 books in print, King is …