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11 things the English are born knowing how to do

1. Take the piss<p>Yes we may be insulting you and your entire family, but it just shows how much we like you. Alright, you great big dickhead?<p>2. Tut<p>The …

Language

Here's Why PayPal Just Added a Record Number of New Users

PayPal added a record number of new users in the fourth quarter, the payments giant revealed as part of its latest quarterly earnings Wednesday …

The 6 major cities where property prices will rise the most

But according to the latest report by the residential and commercial property consultancy Knight Frank, titled "Prime Cities Forecast," there are numerous major cities, many of which are financial capitals, that will see greater property growth.<p>So, Business Insider decided to take a quick look at …

Real Estate

GM is surpassing its rivals in one very important area

But GM has recovered nicely from the financial crisis, when it was bailed out by the federal government and declared bankruptcy.<p>With less debt, more cash, and a solid lineup of cars and trucks, the General is well positioned to hold on to its 17% to 18% market share.<p>But there is one area in which …

Mary Barra

High dose vitamin D could treat multiple sclerosis, scientists find

Low levels of vitamin D are known to be associated with an increased risk of developing MS but it is the first study to show that supplements can help the condition<p>Taking large doses of the recommended daily dose of vitamin D could be a cheap and simple treatment for multiple sclerosis, say …

Wellness

Can You Really Be Allergic to Wi-Fi?

Achoo!<p>Can you really be allergic to wi-fi? The condition is sometimes called electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), and the symptoms range from …

Wi-Fi

How Retailers Could Trick You Into Buying Expensive "Sale" Items

Calculate how big a discount you're really getting.<p>How good are you at evaluating whether a store discount actually delivers a good deal? Even …

The 10 Most Beautiful Snow Castles In the World

With stunning scenery and majestic fortresses, these are the cold-weather climes we actually wouldn't mind visiting.

The 25 private colleges where students go on to earn the most money

Sticker prices on private colleges and universities tend to be steeper than public schools.<p>The average cost of tuition and fees for the 2015-16 school year was <b>$32,405</b> at private colleges in the US, while public universities cost an average of <b>$23,893</b>. For state residents at public colleges, average …

College & University

6 factors that will shape the global economy in 2016

2016 will be a challenging and difficult year for the global economy.<p>Global growth is picking up somewhat after a number of weak years. A global GDP growth rate of 3.5%, the latest IMF forecast, is lower than the 4.5% average that preceded the decade before the great recession, but it is better …

Economics

China's president is the country's most-traveled leader since Communism -- and maybe the strongest

This year's list of top globe-trotting heads of state included a surprising upstart: Chinese President Xi Jinping.<p>Xi has visited 14 countries in 2015, making him China's most-traveled top leader since the Communist Party took power in 1949. His predecessor, Hu Jintao, visited only seven countries …

China

Tesla Model Xmas show is cooler than your house's lights

Currently there are only a handful of owners of the Tesla Model X. But by this time next year, expect everyone with the electric SUV to show off the vehicle's elaborate holiday light show complete with flashing lights and opening doors.<p>Tesla CEO tweeted that all Model Xs will ship with the …

How can Uber raise so much money without going public?

Degrees don’t matter anymore, skills do

If I were to make a nomination for the most destructive belief in our culture, it would be the belief that some people are born smart and others are born dumb. This belief is not only badly off target as a shorthand description of reality, it is the source of many social pathologies and lost …

Education

Airbnb To Begin Collecting Taxes In Amsterdam, San Jose, Chicago, And Washington, D.C.

Over the past few years, Airbnb has been working with local lawmakers and regulators on ways that it can comply with local hotel tax and housing laws. Those efforts have been slow-going, as its public policy team has more or less had to work with each individual city to do so.<p>But things are …

Physicists Have Built A Time Machine Simulator

This would create a paradox since you never would have been born if your grandparents never met. You've prevented your later birth, so you shouldn't exist anymore.<p>This is called the "Grandfather Paradox," and it's an infamous one among physicists.<p>Even though Einstein's famous theory of general …

Quantum Mechanics

What Happens When A Chinese Tycoon Stands Up Against The Government?

In a country where political power easily makes or breaks a company, it is rare to see a private-sector business at loggerheads with a state-level government entity. That’s why the latest brawl between Alibaba, which is China’s biggest e-commerce company and is run by the country’s second richest …

China

The 10 Most Popular New Businesses for Entrepreneurs to Start

Surprise! Technology is not on the list.<p>Dreaming of starting a business and wondering what kind it should be? We can't answer that, but we can tell you the types of businesses other entrepreneurs are most interested in starting.<p>Every month, more than a million people visit Bplans and search among …

Small Business

7 Business Activities Entrepreneurs Should Always Be Doing

To get most ROI out of your time as an entrepreneur, always make time for these activities.<p>Entrepreneurs are busy people.<p>There is always something to do, and most of the time it's something really urgent. That's the plight of the entrepreneur--constantly moving pieces, organizing activities, …

Entrepreneurship

The best Gmail app for the iPhone is now made by Microsoft

Outlook. Yes, Outlook.<p>Gmail is the world's most popular email service, and the iPhone, as if this week didn't make it abundantly clear, is the world's most popular smartphone. The two have been around for years and years, however the experience of using them together has never been particularly …

6 digital health trends to watch in 2015

2014 was an important year for digital health, but 2015 will see much more growth. Here are 6 trends to watch out for.<p>Last year was huge for …

Digital Health

Princeton Is Teaching a Free Online Course About Bitcoin

And yes, the world’s first-ever cryptocurrency textbook is part of it.<p>​It's probably safe to bet that there are lots of people out there who use Bitcoin, but who don't really know how it works. And really, why would you? There are primers and forums and news stories out there, sure, but the …

Cryptocurrency

Opinion: Oil-soaked nations are biggest losers in this price war

The consensus view of oil is that lower prices — “quantitative greasing” — will augment quantitative easing, supporting the global economy.<p>Let’s see: …

Bitcoin price surges 25% in 24 hours as first US exchange opens

The price of bitcoin has returned to above $300 - up by more than $50 since yesterday - ahead of the opening of the first-ever licensed US …

Cryptocurrency

Here's What Could Happen If The Apple Watch Flops Like Google Glass

Sales forecasts for the smartwatch run as high as 60 million units (Katy Huberty, Morgan Stanley) within the first year, which would equal at least $21 billion in revenue at a base price of $350. Pricier versions of the watch and premium watch straps could all substantially increase that figure. …

Piper Jaffray

Right Now, Apple Risks Missing Out On The Next Big Thing In Technology

The initial reactions to the HoloLens have been overwhelmingly positive.<p>Business Insider's Matt Rosoff got to try it for himself on Wednesday. He says he's "convinced personal computing is on the verge of a major change," predicting head-mounted displays like these will "be a huge leap over the …

Augmented Reality

Google Glass Got It Backwards

Now that the Google Glass prototype has been withdrawn from the market, the company has reportedly moved it from research into product development. Consumer fashion and retailing experts have been tasked with refining a look that some in the market labeled “Glasshole” and, according to critics of …

Google Glass