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U.S. Digital Ad Spend Tops $88 Billion, 21% Gain Over 2016

Digital ad spending set a new record in 2017 -- topping $88 billion, an increase of 21% from 2016, according to the just-released IAB Internet …

Digital Advertising

The Anti-Hero Who Created America’s Special Forces 250 Years Ago

The French and Indian War hero excelled at only one thing: He was a superb warrior—so good, in fact, that the Army’s Ranger school still uses his …

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

Books

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years | Inc.com

The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on science-backed leadership books that teach us where the future of motivation …

Self-improvement

'What Would You Do?' Author Wants To Stop Sensationalizing The Donner Party

Tales from the American West are marked by heroism, romance and plenty of cruelty. Among those stories, the saga of the Donner Party stands alone — a band of pioneers set out in covered wagons for California, and eventually, stranded, snowbound and starving, resorted to cannibalism.<p>Author Michael …

Native Americans

David Sedaris on his new book, 'Theft by Finding'

Ever since NPR listeners heard his breakout “SantaLand Diaries” on “Morning Edition” in 1992, David Sedaris has become a reigning master of crystalline social commentary and blisteringly humorous self-reflection. His unforgettable autobiographical essay collections, written in just the last …

'The Alice Network' Is A Crackling Tale Of Spies And Suspense

"Solve for X." That's the phrase invoked repeatedly by Charlotte "Charlie" St. Clair, the brainy college student at the center of Kate Quinn's exciting new novel, <i>The Alice Network</i>. In the aftermath of World War II, Charlie is thrown together with a veteran female spy from the previous war in a …

Track Down

Writers recommend great books you've (probably) never heard of

A new book app is challenging the notion that reading “well” necessarily means falling back on the same old classics, from Trollope to Tolstoy. Each week, Alexi, a “digital book club”, turns to writers for inspiration, asking them to rout out hidden gems which are then offered to members to read on …

Books

THE PROGRAMMATIC TV AD EXPLAINER: Forecasts, top trends, and barriers to adoption in the programmatic TV ad-buying space

BI Intelligence<p>See Also<p><i>This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here.</i><p>The TV ad industry is one of the largest ad segments in the US — and it's ripe for digital disruption. The first TV …

Top financial adviser: 'If all you do in life is work really hard, you're never going to get wealthy'

But, "that's only half the story," says Ric Edelman, founder and executive chairman of Edelman Financial Services, one of the nation's leading financial advising firms, and author of the new book "The Truth About Your Future: The Money Guide You Need Now, Later, and Much Later."<p>In fact, Edelman …

Retirement

Made Home Improvements Last Year? You Could Get a Tax Break

If you made any home improvements in 2016, you may be eligible for a tax break or two. Certain home improvements — or certain lines of credit that can be used for home improvements — qualify for a deduction or tax credit from good old Uncle Sam. As you prepare your taxes this year, here are few of …

Personal Finance

Forgetting These 7 Little Things Makes Every Day More Stressful

It never ceases to amaze me when I’m faced with the reality of how easily I lose sight of the truth – I catch myself stressing out over something …

Handy

John Cleese's 6 favorite books

<b>The Master and His Emissary by Iain McGilchrist</b> (Yale, $30).<p>This is probably the most interesting, most important book I've ever read. McGilchrist is …

Paul Auster: ‘I'm going to speak out as often as I can, otherwise I can't live with myself'

When Paul Auster was 14, a boy just inches away from him was struck by lightning and killed. “It’s something I’ve never got over,” he tells me. He was at summer camp: “there we were, nearly 20 of us caught in an electric storm in the woods. Someone said we should get to a clearing, and we had to …

Literature

After writing about money for half a decade, here's the spreadsheet I built to keep track of my spending

<i>A lot</i>.<p>I don't pretend to be a financial expert or hold any kind of certification, but between writing, editing, and reading hundreds (thousands?) of stories about money, I've picked a few things up.<p>Chief among them is that the best, most critical first step you can take to improve your finances is …

How much can police find out from a murderer’s Echo?

A new case in Arkansas raises tricky forensic questions<p>When police in Bentonville, Arkansas were faced with an unsolved murder last year, they looked to a nearby Amazon Echo. The owner of the house where the murder occurred, and chief suspect in the case, had purchased Amazon’s popular new personal …

24 Books Becoming Movies this Year

Be prepared. And smug.<p>If you're anything like us, you probably like to read the book before seeing the movie. This year, as usual, Hollywood is adapting a slew of books—fiction and nonfiction—into films. If you want to prepare yourself for these literary movies, look no further: We've compiled a …

Artist finds brilliant way to mess with facial recognition technology

Facial recognition technology is booming both for commercial and security purposes, from Amazon scanning faces in its grocery store to police using …

Apple Shares Promo Videos for George R. R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' Enhanced iBooks Exclusives

On its YouTube channel, Apple today shared three videos promoting iBooks exclusive enhanced versions of titles from George R.R. Martin's popular "A Song of Ice and Fire" series.<p>Each video features Martin talking about one of the books in the series, starting with "A Game of Thrones," which is the …

George R.R. Martin

Open door: who benefits most from Hollywood's courting of China?

With China on course to become the world’s biggest box-office market within two or three years, Hollywood studios have been tripping over each other for a ticket to ride what Stephen Colbert recently dubbed “the pander express”. It’s hard not to be cynical when efforts to engage Chinese audiences …

China

Exploring Alberta: A guide to Banff's Lake Louise Ski Resort

<i>Presenting Explore Alberta, GrindTV’s in-depth look at four of the finest ski resorts within the Canadian province of Alberta. To kick off our tour</i> …

Snow Report : Snowing in Colorado, Utah, and Beyond

We've all been patiently waiting for Mother Nature to get her shit together and kick the season into high gear. It's been a relatively dry fall …

Weather

The 10 best books of the year, according to Amazon

Amazon Books editors read thousands of pages before settling on their ranking, which includes a number of memoirs as well as books from debut authors.<p>"The main challenge for us was that there were a number of great books to choose from," Amazon Books editor Chris Schluep told Business Insider. "In …

IRS Cuts Some Savers a Break on IRA/401(k) Rollovers | Investopedia

Rolling over a 401(k) plan or another qualified retirement plan can potentially trigger a tax penalty if you fail to complete the transaction within …

Retirement

Mobile has blown past search to become the leading ad format in the US

Marketers are finally following consumers to mobile in a big way.<p>Mobile advertising has surpassed desktop search as the largest online ad format in US, climbing to 47% of digital revenue in the first half of 2016 from 30% a year earlier, according to IAB/PwC's Internet Advertising Report. …

Advertising

The Grand Canyon: how to get the most from a short trip

On my first trip to the Grand Canyon, I made a classic rookie mistake: part of a longer road trip, I didn't give myself much time and I didn't do any advance research, so I ended up with a version of the Griswold experience. There it was - big, beautiful but somewhat underwhelming. Back in the …

20 Simple Hacks That Will Save You Money

Do you like to save money? Dumb question, right – you work hard for your money, so you want to keep as much of it as possible. There are plenty of …

Personal Finance

How to Get Serious About Creating Retirement Income

Follow these three steps.<p>In a recent survey by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 41% of CPA financial planners said that …

Retirement

6 Incredible True Stories That Should Be Made Into Movies

If you grew up in the United States, you probably learned American history. Heck, even if you <i>didn’t</i> grow up in the U.S., you probably learned …

Native Americans