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Bartenders reveal why they judge anyone who orders shots of top-shelf liquor

Bartenders can discern a lot about a person from what they order. And shots are an especially telling request.<p>"When you go for shots, I think 'trouble,'" a bartender in New York with eight years of experience told Business Insider.<p>Or, as another bartender in the US Virgin Islands put it, "Shots …

Liquor

These Terminal commands will take your MacOS skills to the next level

The MacOS Terminal can be pretty intimidating. It’s the kind of tool that can make anyone feel out of their depth. It lurks there in your <i>Utilities</i> …

A man who sold his company for $700 million in all cash in his 20s reveals a disappointing truth all startup founders need to hear

In 2003, Expedia bought the travel website Hotwire for nearly $700 million, all cash.<p>And while at the time this was a huge deal, it was somewhat disappointing for Hotwire's founders.<p>On an episode of Business Insider's podcast, "Success! How I Did It," Spencer Rascoff, a Hotwire founder who's now …

The stunning difference between Trump's reaction to the Las Vegas shooting and the NYC attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> On October 1, a man shot and killed 58 people at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas -- the largest mass murder in modern American history.<p>On October 3, President Donald Trump was asked about the impact of the shooting on current gun laws -- and possible future gun control measures. He said …

Donald Trump

Face ID can be slower than Touch ID, but you can speed it up

Face ID is the future, and it’s easy to see why. It’s significantly more secure than Touch ID, and it eliminates a number of big limitations. But it’s not quite perfect yet.<p>Those who are lucky enough to have received a unit early from Apple have discovered that Face ID is slower than its …

Republicans call on new Trump chief of staff to fix White House chaos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans on Sunday urged President Donald Trump's new chief of staff John Kelly to rein in the chaos within the White House on Monday but said the retired Marine Corps general will be challenged to assert control.<p>In his first six months in office, Trump has upended White …

Donald Trump

8 tips for being productive on the iPad with iOS 10

You can do more than you think<p>In my review of the iPad Pro 10.5, I said that most people should probably wait until all the productivity improvements coming in iOS 11 are available before buying one. But you didn't wait, did you, you maniac? You went out and bought one, and are now wondering how …

Artificial intelligence is now trying to make sense out of the mess that is Congress

Governing is hard. Predicting what the, ahem, disjointed members of Congress are going to do on any given day is even harder.<p>So why not give your …

The Taste Of Wine Isn't All In Your Head, But Your Brain Sure Helps

What do listening to music, hitting a baseball and solving a complex math problem have in common? They all activate <i>less</i> gray matter than drinking wine.<p>According to Yale neuroscientist Gordon Shepherd, the flavor of wine "engages more of our brain than any other human behavior." The apparently …

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These 2 Microworkouts Are Super Short and Effective

Your schedule is jam-packed, and you’ve lost all hope of making it to the gym. But here’s some good news: You can still fit in a serious workout even …

Apple Releases iOS 10.3.1 to Address Wi-Fi Vulnerability

Just one week after releasing iOS 10.3, a major update that included Apple Filesystem and Find My AirPods, Apple has released iOS 10.3.1, which appears to be a minor update to address bugs and other issues that have popped up since the release of iOS 10.3.<p>iOS 10.3.1 is available as a free …

iOS

9 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017 | Inc.com

At the end of 2016, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman's book <i>Thank You for Being Late</i> opened our eyes to the accelerations of technology and globalization happening in the world today--accelerations that will force businesses to change how they operate.<p>Add to the equation the rethinking of …

Virgin Atlantic

Apple reportedly orders 70M bendable OLED displays from Samsung for iPhone 8

As we inch closer to the release of the iPhone 8 later this year, Apple is starting to solidify its plans for the device. According to a report from <i>Nikkei</i>, Apple has placed an order for 70 million “bendable” OLED displays from Samsung for use in the iPhone 8…<p>The report cites a supply chain source …

Mobile Technology

Demystifying artificial intelligence: Here’s everything you need to know about AI

Crazy singularities, robot rebellions, falling in love with computers … artificial intelligence conjures up a multitude of wild what-ifs. But in the …

The future of AI is neuromorphic. Meet the scientists building digital 'brains' for your phone

AI services like Apple’s Siri and others operate by sending your queries to faraway data centers, which send back responses. The reason they rely on …

Artificial Intelligence

8 free Microsoft Office alternatives when you're broke and need to get work done

The latest version of Microsoft Office costs $99.99 per year, and that’s $99.99 more than you should ever have to spend on a basic word processor.<p>If …

How to access Mac’s hidden photo-editing app

Whether you know it or not, if you own a Mac, you also own a surprisingly powerful editing tool—and it’s hiding in plain site.<p>Not everyone needs …

Here's how to access the iPhone's hidden mode that turns the camera into a magnifying glass

"Magnifier" mode uses the iPhone's camera to magnify text or other small things — handy, especially, for reading fine print, or zooming in on small details.<p>The hidden mode can also adjust brightness and color, which is useful for people who may have issues seeing specific colors.<p>Using Magnifier is …

Why Some Startups Succeed (and Why Most Fail)

There is a consistent set of factors that lead to startup success and failure.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the last two decades of building and running businesses, and the last couple of years working full time with dozens of startup founders and CEOs on their …

10 Daily Life Habits Of Happy and Successful People

What is success?<p>That small question has led to thousands of books being written, countless conversations and much soul searching. Is it measured by a …

Self-improvement

An Expert’s Shortcut for Conquering a Restaurant Wine List

Pick an impressive wine like a pro by memorizing just a few key names.<p>A dinner companion recently uttered the four words few diners ever want to …

Most Autopilot features could come to Teslas with updated hardware next week

Newer Tesla Model S and Model X owners get a big benefit vs. their predecessors – all the sensors and computing power onboard needed to achieve full self-driving when the software’s ready. But they also had to deal with a temporary inconvenience, since they shipped without the majority of Tesla’s …

6 Lies You Must Stop Telling Yourself

We all lie to ourselves about certain things: <i>Tonight I'll turn my phone off at a decent hour. Mom really did love that scarf I gave her. The person</i> …

The 5 Most Worrying Technology Trends For 2017 And Beyond

Working in the field of big data and AI means that I see the leading edge advances that come with it. It also means routinely getting freaked out when you think too closely about the possibilities and implications of those advances and where they might be taking us.<p>Here are the 5 most worrying …

Artificial Intelligence

Windows 10 privacy guide: How to take control

Where do you draw the line on personal privacy? The right options are different for everyone. In this guide, I show you which privacy settings help …

Privacy

New Film Tells the Story of Edward Snowden; Here Are the Surveillance Programs He Helped Expose

Oliver Stone’s latest film, “Snowden,” bills itself as a dramatized version of the life of Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who revealed the …

10 Silly Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Other than youth and recess and summer vacation and nap time and candy and junk food and energy and fast metabolism and hope and excitement and …

Kids

6 Cheap Ways to Market Your Small Business

Many people find marketing to be one of the most daunting processes when setting up a new business. Startups may put all available funds and …

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Dov Charney is preparing a $300 million takeover bid for American Apparel that would give him back control of the company

Charney is backed by Hagan Capital Group and Silver Creek Capital Partners, and their private equity unit PressPlay Group, according to a press release seen by Business Insider.<p>The current CEO, Paula Schneider, opposes the bid. She told her employees in a letter addressing their union drive that, …