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These 31 Questions Will Break the Ice with Absolutely Anyone: a Hollywood Star, a Head of State, the CEO or the Cute Person Sitting Next to You on the Train | Inc.com

It's your lucky day. You won the big game or gave a stellar performance or saved the puppy from the fire. And to honor your accomplishment, now you're being introduced to someone special and famous, and you're going to have a chance to have a private conversation with him/her.<p>Or, you board the …

Greek Philosophy

Texas chemical plant poised to explode amid Harvey flood

DALLAS (AP) — A flooded chemical plant in a small town outside of Houston was poised to explode, a spokeswoman for the French company that owns the …

The One Ingredient You Need to Cook Juicy, Flavorful Chicken Breasts Every Time

When you’re done with a jar of pickles, chances are you’re not saving that leftover juice for your future.<p>But let us tell you…that’s a big mistake. …

11 Signs of a Partner Who Will Be With You Until the Very End

It's not every day that you find your perfect person, so when you do, you want to make sure you never lose them. There are certain qualities you should look for in a life partner, but there are also telltale signs that say he or she is in it for the long haul, <i>and</i> that they're a great choice. Here …

Snacks

20 Tourist Traps to Avoid in Europe

Some tourist traps are obvious — you know, like anything that’s advertised on billboards on the side of highways. But others are a little more …

Can't Sleep a Wink? Try These 5 Natural Remedies for Insomnia

This natural root has been used to treat insomnia since the second-century A.D. (long before sleeping pills were a thing). Other than helping promote …

Sleep

Why The Government Can't Bring Terrorism Charges In Charlottesville

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions was asked how he viewed the car attack in Charlottesville, Va., here's how he responded:<p>"It does meet the definition of domestic terrorism in our statute," he told ABC's <i>Good Morning America.</i><p>That certainly seems to suggest the government is looking into a possible …

How the Nazi Flags in Charlottesville Look to a German

As we watched the news stream in from Charlottesville over the weekend, it wasn’t the violence that shocked my fiancée the most. She was born and …

10 Things Women Want to Hear From Their SOs

Actions speak louder than words, but that doesn't mean that what you say doesn't hold significance in your relationship. There are certain things women appreciate, and they don't always involve gifts and flowers. Oftentimes, sweet reminders of how much you care can go much further than those types …

Relationships

Buffett's Berkshire dumps GE, adds Synchrony

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Monday said it has taken a 17.5 million share stake in Synchrony Financial and shed its investment in the financial services company's former parent, General Electric Co.<p>In a regulatory filing detailing its U.S.-listed stock holdings, Berkshire said it …

23 trips you should take this fall

There are things about fall that make it an ideal time to travel— like cheaper prices, fewer crowds, and milder temperatures.<p>However, from Vermont's stunning foliage to Munich's legendary Oktoberfest, some destinations are simply their very best during this season.<p>Keep reading for the best fall …

Jay-Z's '4:44': A Track-by-Track Guide

Veteran MC Jay-Z dropped his 13th album last night via Tidal, the streaming service he owns. On the album, executive produced by No I.D., Jay-Z takes …

5 Smart Things You Can Do With $1,000 Right Now

Here are five great ways to put any extra money to productive use -- and some of them may even be enjoyable.<p><i>Anyway, I went out and bought thousands</i> …

Stocks slip as media and healthcare companies fall; banks jump

U.S. stocks slipped Wednesday as media and healthcare companies fell. The<p>Federal Reserveleft interest rates unchanged, but bond yields and banks rose as investors felt rates will increase soon.<p>First-quarter results for most companies have been good, but stocks were lower all day as a few big-name …

12 Warren Buffett quotes that'll make you smarter about your money

When Warren Buffett speaks, the investing world listens.<p>And with good reason: The chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A, BRK-B) has earned a …

Millennials love Netflix stock, and it's not the only tech company they're investing in

Retail investors are generally bullish going into Netflix's earnings report on Monday, with 1.4 times more buying than selling, according to Robinhood. But those 30 and under are 30% more likely to buy Netflix stock than those over 30, and they are doing 1.6 times more buying than selling. …

Investing

3 Tempting High-Yield Dividend Stocks You Should Avoid

If your dividend yield seems too good to be true, then it probably is.<p>Investing in solid dividend stocks is one of the most effective ways to …

21 Pieces Of Advice Anyone In A Relationship Could Definitely Use

"Learn to love yourself first."<p>"Fall in love with their eyes because they're the only things that never change about a person." —chloet450577265<p>"Before committing to a serious relationship be completely honest about what both of you expect from life. That includes what you want in terms of …

In Your 40s? 3 Stocks You Might Want to Buy

Especially if you're behind the curve on your retirement savings, your 40s is an incredibly critical decade for your investment plan. You're still young enough to invest aggressively and let compounding do much of the heavy lifting to get you to a comfortable retirement. At the same time, though, …

How to Know Your Relationship Is Doomed

Because at some point, we're all going to be eating dinner with our partner in silence praying death comes soon.<p>Hopefully, for your sake, you got introduced to heartbreak in your teens. In many ways, having your heart stomped on and cut in two is better during a period of your life in which it's …

Wacky New Makeup Trend Puts Classic Social Media Memes On Your Eyelids

One time, I became so overwhelmed by attempting to draw on winged eyeliner the repeated failures caused me to break down into tears for 20 …

50 Hilarious Memes You'll Relate To If You Love Books

"There are two kinds of people: people who use bookmarks, and monsters."

Can Watching Porn Really Screw Up Your Relationship?

A new study says yes, but experts are skeptical<p>It’s no secret that people watch porn. In fact, Pornhub reported in its year in review that it got a whopping 23 <i>billion</i> visits last year.<p>So yeah, people love porn. And while that’s pretty much a given, new research suggests watching porn is linked to …

Inside the secret plane bedrooms where pilots sleep on long-haul flights

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>Pilots have resting cabins where they can sleep on long-haul flights.</b><p><b>The cabins are usually located behind the cockpit and above</b> …

Long Haul

Lessons From Richard Branson's Goodbye Letter to Virgin America

Alaska Airlines says it will retire the Virgin America brand by 2019 following its $2.6 billion acquisition of the popular airline, a decision that …

Long-haul, Low-Cost: Which Transatlantic Airlines Will Offer It in Summer 2017

Last week, International Airlines Group unveiled the initial routes of its long-haul, low-cost subsidiary, “Level,” to be based at Barcelona El Prat …

13 pieces of money advice you can't afford to ignore

There's so much financial advice out there that it's near impossible to follow all of it.<p>But missing the most important — and often most basic — words of wisdom could end up costing you big time.<p>To help out, we combed through our archives to round up the best money advice from financial planners, …

Personal Finance

You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out

This blog post has some pretty useful information. So print it out; get out your highlighter and take off the cap.<p>Ready? Now throw it away, because highlighters don't really help people learn.<p>We all want for our kids to have optimal learning experiences and, for ourselves, to stay competitive with …

Pedagogy