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7 Sites You Should Be Wasting Time On Right Now (VIDEO)

If you're tired of talking about the George Zimmerman trial, the new cover of Rolling Stone or the ins and outs of filibuster reform (yawn), we've got just the distraction for to make the rest of your day a little lighter.<p>It’s Wednesday, which means we’re back with 7 new sites that are sure to …

Cool short: 'The Flying Man'

A short film has been receiving attention over the last few days for its sharp visual effects and interesting take on the superhero genre.<p><i>The Flying Man</i>, co-written, directed and financed by Marcus Alqueres, tells the story of a mysterious flying man/being who is taking out unsuspecting citizens. …

The 22 Maps That Define America

Everything from the teams Americans root for, to the companies they work for, to the dangers they contend with, make America unique.<p>Here, we look at 22 maps that show us the similarities and differences between Americans.<p>It's a big country and every state is unique.<p>Let's break down some of the most …

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Learn a Foreign Language Quickly | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Benny the Irish polyglot who writes at Fluent in 3 Months.</i><p>Imagine being able to blend in undetected in another …

The cost of pregnancy in America is f*cking obscene

Bringing a child to term costs more in America than anywhere else on Earth, according to today's <i>New York Times.</i><p>According to a survey conducted by …

Reminder: June 30 is the last day to get Google Play Music All Access for $7.99 a month

Save two dollars a month by signing up before Monday<p>Attention music fans! Google Play Music All Access will move from $7.99 per month to $9.99 per …

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The Philosophy of Netflix: Its Chief Content Officer Champions Storytelling

Expect more original programming, including a show set in a women's prison.<p>Reuters<p>We want to hear what you think. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.

Google Inches Closer To The $1,000 Per Share Stock Price Club

A JP Morgan analyst thinks Google's stock is worth more than $1,000 per share, which would make it one of the most expensive stocks on the market.He's not alone, as nearly a dozen other analysts have a similar price target on the search giant's shares.<p>Google is well on its way to joining a rather …

Ouya's $99 Game Console Finally Goes On Sale On Tuesday

The Ouya console is the brainchild of Julie Uhrman, a former executive at entertainment website IGN. It gained widespread attention from an outpouring of support on crowdfunding site Kickstarter: Some 63,000 backers coughed up $8.6 million to help birth Ouya.<p>Uhrman raised another $15 million from …

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Pink Floyd says Pandora is 'tricking artists,' joins other musicians in attack on the service

Iconic band is latest to lash out at Pandora's attempts to cut royalties to artists<p>Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy<p>The war of words between Pandora and much of the music industry continues to escalate. The latest volley was fired by none other than members of the iconic rock band Pink Floyd, who lashed out …

Nuggets hire Brian Shaw as coach

Brian Shaw was hired as the coach of the Denver Nuggets on Monday night, securing his first NBA head-coaching job after nearly a decade as an …

In Less Than Two Years, Snapchat Is An $860 Million Company

After weeks of speculation in the tech press, Snapchat has finally revealed the details of its latest round of funding. According to Evan Spiegel, the company’s 23 year-old CEO, Snapchat raised a $60 million Series B round led by Institutional Venture Partners, with participation from General …

Apple iOS Is More Fragmented Than It Seems

Apple is very proud of the adoption rate for new versions of its iOS mobile operating system. Tim Cook pointed out that 93 percent of all iOS devices are using the most current version, and now Apple has published a chart illustrating how fragmented–or not, really–iOS is. The problem is that there …

The Incarceration Epidemic

About one-fourth of all incarcerated people on Earth is in the U.S. That constitutes a public health problem.<p>Shannon Stapleton/Reuters<p>The U.S. incarceration rate has more than quadrupled since 1980. It's now the highest in the world, just ahead of Russia and Rwanda. It is estimated that …

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Microsoft pulls a 180, reverses Xbox One always-on DRM and used games policy

Microsoft backtracked Wednesday on its much-derided policy that would have required Xbox One gamers to connect their consoles to the Internet once a day to prevent game piracy.<p>Microsoft faced a huge backlash when it announced the policy, just before the E3 video game conference earlier this month. …

Google promoting Google Play Music when connecting to Starbucks free Wifi

Logging into free Wifi at Starbucks? Now you'll be shown a free trial offer for Google Play Music All Access<p>Starting this week, Starbucks and Google …

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Chris Andersen must sit Game 6

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NBA suspended Miami Heat center Chris Andersen for Saturday's Game 6 against the Indiana Pacers after an altercation with Pacers …

Tony Parker Texts George Hill Advice on How to Beat the Miami Heat

A dominant second-half performance in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals from LeBron James now leaves the Indiana Pacers one game away from elimination.<p>After George Hill's performance in Game 5, the Indiana point guard looks like he could use advice from just about anyone, which is exactly …

Are you suffering from smartphone fatigue? (Poll)

There are days when it's so challenging to be a technology writer, I can only imagine what it's like to be a technology consumer.<p>For example, and I'm just ballparking here, there are some 37,000 smartphones you can buy today. Whoops, hang on, just got a press release from HTC; make that 37,001. Oh, …

LeBron James, David West, Lance Stephenson fined for flopping

The NBA has continued to enforce its anti-flopping rule.<p>The NBA has fined LeBron James, David West and Lance Stephenson $5,000 each for violating the league's anti-flopping rules during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Indiana Pacers leveled the 2013 NBA Playoffs series at 2-2 with the …

NBA Reportedly Investigating Controversial Calls from Heat-Pacers Game 4

Turns out the NBA believes LeBron James may have a point.<p>According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports, the league is investigating a number of controversial calls officials made in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals:<p>NBA officials are looking at several controversial calls in Game 4 of the Eastern …

What's the future of Star Trek after "Into Darkness?"

<i>Star Trek Into Darkness</i> is a hit movie — it's just not enough of a hit for Paramount. What does this mean for the future of <i>Trek</i>?<p>In its second …

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A return to form for David West could be the key to Indiana holding serve at home

In a team full of them, David West may have been Indiana’s go-to hero in the team’s Game 2 conquest over the Miami Heat. Roy Hibbert turned in a …

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20 Things We Wish Someone Had Told Us At Graduation

So we decided to ask our editorial and senior staff here at Business Insider, "What do you wish someone had told you at graduation?"<p>Our colleagues had a lot to say, from how important it is to take care of your finances to not worrying about the first five years after graduation (you read that …

Pacers Are Proving to Be Toughest Opponent in Big Three Era of Miami Heat

It wasn't until 10:45 was left in the fourth quarter of Game 2 that the Miami Heat captured their first lead of the match against the Indiana Pacers.<p>It lasted exactly 11 seconds long. The next two leads then came with 7:35 and 3:31 remaining on the clock. The combined length of time Miami was able …

Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers: Game 3 Preview and Predictions

It's official, folks: The Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers are going to make the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals interesting.<p>After LeBron James drove to the rim and stole Game 1 from the Pacers—a win Indiana thought it had locked up—there was the sense it might not get that close again. The underdogs …