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The Downsides Of Using Personality Tests For Hiring

Personality isn’t everything, and companies who rely on it to predict performance can run into trouble.<p>Finding the perfect candidate for an open role is hard work. In a competitive market for talent, companies are not settling for a standard application and interview process. They’re coming up with …

Psychology

Snapchat Needs To Get It Together Or Risk Becoming A Ghost

Snapchat’s new update has triggered a wave of backlash from Kylie Jenner to Maybelline–and all us regular users in between.<p>When Instagram first started taking blatant cues from Snapchat’s success in the form of Instagram Stories, it was easy to feel a little bad for Snap. But the numbers don’t …

Kylie Cosmetics

In search of pixel perfection with the Analogue Super NT

The 16-bit aesthetic is the new vinyl. It taps into a growing vein of '90s nostalgia, and it also reflects a longing for a tactile past world that just predates full-scale digitization. Fat, colorful sprites represent an era when technology was still analogue and full of exciting possibilities. The …

Retrogaming

Hell freezes over: built-in dark mode finally coming to Android

• A feature request in the Google Update Tracker for a dark mode in Android was marked as “fixed.”<br>• This means a dark/night mode “will be available in a future Android release.”<br>• A baked-in dark mode is one of the most requested features of all time in Android’s ten-year history.<p>Dark mode is one of the …

Gear & Gadgets

The best trail running shoes for men

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>I know you're thinking about it, so let's start with the most common question: What is the difference between trail …

Backpacking

Here are 13 signs your friendship with someone is toxic

Letting the wrong kind of people into your life can be incredibly draining. You're not likely to find enough time for yourself if another person is constantly on at you about things and won't give you room to breathe.<p>Toxic relationships aren't just the romantic kind. Sometimes, friendships with …

Self-help

The most massive black holes on record were just discovered 3.5 billion light-years away

These 'ultramassive' black holes defy astronomers' assumptions about the relationship between the sizes of black holes and their host galaxies.

Universe

A popular website for married people seeking affairs revealed why people cheat — and it isn't just about sex

Ashley Madison — a popular website for married people seeking affairs — recently released data on why people cheat.<p>Of the more than 2,000 Ashley Madison members surveyed, 76% said they like having affairs to meet their sexual needs. And 61% said they're on the site looking for sex. Shocker, I …

Ashley Madison

Evan Spiegel wasn't the only Snap executive who got a huge bonus last year — CFO Imran Khan got $100 million

Snap gave CEO Evan Spiegel a gargantuan stock award last year.<p>More quietly, it also handed out a jumbo-sized award to Imran Khan, its chief financial officer.<p>In January 2017, mere days before Snap went public, the company handed out $100 million worth of restricted shares to Khan, the company …

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5 tips that will help you figure out if a food is gluten-free

Whether you have to avoid gluten or you simply choose to, if you're not eating gluten, there are some things you need to know when it comes to reading nutrition labels.<p>Everyone knows that wheat breads, pastas, cakes, cookies, and muffins contain gluten, but there are a lot of other …

Gluten-Free

A judge told Palantir to open its books to an investor who believes the $20 billion startup should be investigated for fraud

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - Data analytics and security company Palantir Technologies Inc must open its books to early investor Marc Abramowitz, who wants to investigate possible fraud and mismanagement at one of the most highly valued private U.S. companies, a judge ruled on Thursday.<p>Abramowitz …

Corruption

'It's like winning the cosmic lottery': An amateur astronomer caught the first ever photos of a star exploding

This is the first time anyone has taken a photo of an exploding star. A real photo - bottom right:<p>The chances of that actually happening are virtually nil. Just considering the possibility of having your lens pointed in the right direction at the right place at the right time could make your brain …

Astrophysics

Playing hard to get might be a terrible idea if you actually like someone — here's why

You will probably have heard this classic piece of dating advice thousands of times: Play hard to get. It's a common belief that acting aloof and unavailable will drive someone crazy, and right into your arms.<p>If you're looking to attract men, this course of action is considered particularly …

Relationships

Sports stars, franchises and Hollywood agencies are betting $38 million on an esports revolution

What started with an esports team is now quickly becoming an esports empire, backed by some of the biggest names in sports and money managers for entertainment family dynasties and Hollywood power brokers.<p>Vision Esports LP, the esports conglomerate launched by Stratton Sclavos, Rick Fox and Amit …

eSports

Here’s An Abridged Timeline Of Digital Media’s Pivot To Video

As Vox Media announces big layoffs, let’s look at how we got here.<p>RIP to the big digital media pivot: 2015-2018.<p>Vox Media announced plans to lay off around 50 staffers today, most from its social video teams. Cuts can happen to any company–even successful ones–but this announcement follows a …

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The Best Marketing For “Black Panther” Was Making “Black Panther”

The director, the cast, and the story are what built Marvel’s latest and most unique phenomenon.<p>When a movie makes $242 million at the domestic box office in its first four days, it’s not long before we all start dissecting the reasons behind that success. <i>Black Panther</i> obliterated the previous …

Black Panther

“Black Panther” Is a Tipping Point That Can’t Be Ignored Or Explained Away

Here’s what we can tell so far from the phenomenal success of Marvel’s record-breaking new hit.<p>“Never in a million years did we imagine that you would come out this strong,” director Ryan Coogler wrote in a letter thanking audiences for the astounding success of <i>Black Panther</i>.<p>Never in a million …

Black Panther

Here’s Why The NBA Is The Most Tech-Savvy League Today

From its mobile-friendly camera angles to its in-house e-sports league, the NBA is leading professional sports into the future.<p>Last season, the NBA set new records for attendance (22 million) and global fan engagement (more than a billion viewers around the world tuned in at some point). That …

Basketball

My ex-boyfriend sent me an $1,800 invoice when we broke up

After a breakup, some people get a mushy "I miss you" email from their ex ... but I got an invoice. For $1,800. Actually, it was $1,797.65 and included everything from "your half of the New York hotel room" — for a wedding he invited me to — to a $5 pack of cough drops.<p>Shocked, I reread the bill …

Relationships

I make $500,000 a year — and I have 4 sugar babies

<i>Refinery29 has interviewed plenty of sugar babies before — both male and female— but what is it like on the other financial end of this transaction? Here, we interview one 40-something sugar mama who uses Arrangement.com to find her sugar babies — all four of them — and is thinking of giving them a</i> …

Relationships

A personal trainer says taking BCAAs, supplements popular with fitness influencers, is a waste of time — here's the simple thing you should do instead

As hardcore workouts like high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and bootcamp classes have been on the rise, sports performance supplements have become more popular among ordinary people, creating a booming multi-million pound industry.<p>Most people are familiar with protein shakes, but another …

Exercise

A startup that wants to better understand the relationship our gut has to our brain just raised $66 million

A startup working to better understand the relationship our gut has with our brain has raised another $66 million.<p>New York-based Kallyope raised its series B round from new investors Two Sigma Ventures and Euclidean Capital. They were joined by Polaris Partners, Illumina Ventures, Lux Capital and …

Neuroscience

A new study found it doesn't matter whether you cut fat or carbs to lose weight — and it proves what dieters have known all along

Dieting is a very personal challenge. A specific eating regime your friend swears by just might not work for you, and research has shown that there is probably no one-size-fits-all when it comes to weight loss.<p>New research from Stanford University School of Medicine has found that when it comes to …

Nutrition

Gabi raises another $9.5 million to disrupt consumer insurance markets

Gabi has raised $9.5 million in a first institutional round of funding to make sure you get the best rates when it comes to car, homeowner’s, or renter’s insurance.<p>The San Francisco company automates insurance shopping and provides more visibility into insurance rates, allowing people to compare …

Health Care

Gabi gets $9.5M to help car and home owners find better insurance once it’s available

If you own a car or home, one of the biggest challenges you’ll face is finding the right insurance plan that’ll cover everything you need and save you some money — but those plans are always changing, and consumers are getting stuck footing a bill they don’t necessarily need, according to Hanno …

Health Care

Startup that sells your salary data to VCs gets bought by Solium

Investors don’t want their portfolio companies to pay you too much, or too little. So they pay Advanced-HR for its compensation data pulled from 2,500 startups. With a generic name, the service has flown somewhat under the radar since launching 20 years ago.<p>As startups grow more professional while …

Venture Capital

Vox lays off 5% of its staff as the pivot-to-video bloodbath continues

Vox Media just laid off around 50 people, reports the <i>Hollywood Reporter</i>. The teams most impacted are <i>Racked</i>, <i>Curbed</i>, <i>SB Nation</i>, and the company’s video services teams, said Vox CEO Jim Bankoff in a memo to staff. About a dozen others are being offered role changes. This comes just a month after Vox’s …

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SIM cards could soon be built into processors to save even more space

ARM designed the new tech for tiny IoT devices<p>Every millimeter of space matters when you’re trying to build increasingly complex electronics into increasingly tiny packages, and the relatively spacious SIM card has long been an area of frustration for hardware manufacturers. Now, the chip design …

Internet of Things

Amazon is merging Prime Now and AmazonFresh

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here.</i><p>Amazon is merging its Prime Now delivery service with AmazonFresh, its grocery delivery service, according to Yahoo Finance.<p>The …

eCommerce

Sergio Aguero may press charges against a fan after a chaotic end to an FA Cup match

Star Manchester City striker Sergio Agüero is considering pressing charges against a fan for common assault following an altercation at the end of Monday's FA Cup match against Wigan Athletic, according to The Guardian.<p>Agüero claims the fan spat in his ear and yelled an obscenity in his direction.<p>…

Soccer