The top 5 cities for having fun and enjoying life

Bikeworldtravel/Shutterstock Looking for some travel inspiration for the year ahead? The 2018 Time Out City Life Index has just been released charting the most exciting cities right now.  The extensive survey has revealed a selection of exciting destinations for pursuits like culture and eating, based on the responses of 15,000 people in 32 cities around the world. … [Read more...]

Meet the world’s 50 richest billionaires of 2018

Mike Segar/Reuters We put together a list of the world's richest people, using data from Bloomberg. The majority of the billionaires on the list are self-made self-starters who built business empires in tech, finance, fashion, and sports. A few of the billionaires inherited stakes in their family's companies.   There's rich. And then there's world's richest people rich. To make it into the … [Read more...]

Baidu places AI at the core of its services

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Chinese internet search giant Baidu credited its solid revenue growth in Q4 2017 to its mobile and artificial intelligence (AI) businesses, according to the company's earnings report. Revenue for the … [Read more...]

Starting at $500, Apple’s refurbished iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the best deals you can get for a great iPhone (AAPL)

Apple Apple started selling refurbished units of the iPhone 7 on February 1. The iPhone 7 is still a great iPhone, even if the newer iPhone 8 and iPhone X are already out there. They offer a nice little discount from brand new iPhone 7 models — as much as $80 cheaper.  Refurbished models come in like-new condition with a new battery and accessories. Looking for a great deal on a … [Read more...]

Bitcoin clears $10,000 for first time in 2 weeks

Market Insider Bitcoin is up more than 5% Thursday, above $10,000 for the first time in just over two weeks. Other cryptocurrencies are also up as crypto recovers from its early-February slump. You can track the price in real-time here>> Bitcoin passed $10,000 a coin Thursday afternoon, making for the first time in just over two weeks its trading above the psychological hurdle. The … [Read more...]

A tech founder says it’s easier for him to ‘make another million’ than find a spouse in Silicon Valley

Shutterstock Singles in Silicon Valley are having a hard time finding relationships.  There are several issues at play, including dating app fatigue, culture problems, and skewed ratio of women to men.  One male tech founder said: "I have a higher confidence in making another million dollars than I do in finding a spouse." It's getting harder and harder to find love in Silicon … [Read more...]

Millennials are waiting longer to get married, and it could wreak havoc on stores like Williams Sonoma and Bed Bath and Beyond

Ivan Galashchuk/shutterstock Millennials are cohabiting before marriage and getting married later in life. This means they often don't need traditional wedding gifts such as kitchen appliances because they already own them. As a result, wedding cash registries and donations towards experiences have become more common.    Millennials are heading into marriage clutter free.See the rest … [Read more...]

Selena Gomez forgot the lyrics to her own hit songs — but managed to remember the words to a 2002 duet with Barney

BBC Radio One Selena Gomez was quizzed on her knowledge of her own songs during an appearance on BBC Radio One.  Gomez was confident that she knew the lyrics from all her tracks, until host Nick Grimshaw started playing segments of some songs and asking her to complete the lyrics. Gomez was stumped when asked to finish one of her lines from her 2015 collaboration with Zedd, "I Want You to … [Read more...]

Watch the incredible way paintballs are made

See Also:There's a device that will vacuum away your blackheadsAn artist who makes medieval-inspired metal gloves is blowing up on the internetA cheese shop in London's Borough Market serves the 'moldiest cheese in London' — here's what it tastes like … [Read more...]

The best ways to counter the negative effects of aging and live a long time — starting right now

Shutterstock The keys to a long and healthy life are right in front of you. Instead of expensive face creams, a cache of vitamins and supplements, or a hard-to-follow diet, all you need are some research-backed tools to help you stay healthy as you age and fight cognitive decline. These solutions involve simple tweaks to your diet, the right kind of exercise, and a healthy approach to … [Read more...]

An armed officer at the Florida high school never encountered the gunman during the shooting, sheriff says

Associated Press There was an armed officer present on the Florida high-school campus where a mass shooting occurred Wednesday, the sheriff said. The officer never encountered the shooter during the attack, but Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel declined to provide more details. The suspected shooter, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, was arrested 2 miles from the school, and reportedly hid in a group … [Read more...]

State Department pours cold water on Trump’s ‘bloody nose’ strike against North Korea

A high ranking State Department official poured cold water on reports that President Donald Trump's administration is considering a "bloody nose" strike against North Korea. The Trump administration had reportedly been considering responding to the next North Korean missile or nuclear test with military force to embarrass and frighten Kim Jong Un. The Trump administration has frequently reversed … [Read more...]

A Japanese word without a direct English translation reveals the biggest difference between Japanese and American work cultures

Bruno Cordioli/Flickr "Shokunin" is a Japanese word that means, roughly, "mastery of one's profession." Japanese people tend to take great pride in their work, and the process of performing a task often matters just as much as the outcome. At the same time, Japanese workers might take too much pride in their jobs, seeing as "death from overwork" is becoming a growing problem in the country. Ben … [Read more...]

6 traits you should look for in a partner, according to matchmakers

Stephen Dunn/Getty Finding your perfect match isn't easy but knowing what to look for can help you in more ways than one. It's important to be with someone who shares the same values, such as getting married or not having any children.  How you and your partner travel together can also say a lot about your compatibility.  Does your swiping criteria change as often as your fave pair of … [Read more...]

30 photos that show how Team USA’s Winter Olympics uniforms have changed over time

Michael Nash/AP and Marcy Nighswander/AP When it comes to style, Olympic athletes have come a long way since the first Winter Games in 1924. Back then, bobsledders competed in thick sweaters and leggings. Figure skaters dressed for function rather than flash. And skiers wore nondescript clothing, not sponsored gear. In the decades since, athlete's uniforms have evolved to keep up with new safety … [Read more...]

Teen Florida shooting survivor begs politicians to take action instead of offering ‘thoughts and prayers’

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Following a school shooting in Florida on Wednesday, many politicians released statements offering "thoughts and prayers" to survivors and victims' families. In a CNN segment that's going viral, one teenage survivor says that's not enough. David Hogg said: "What we need more than that is action. Please." He continued, pointing out that this is the 18th mass shooting of … [Read more...]

27 cookbooks from the most famous restaurants in America

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Having lived in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and now New York City, I've been surrounded by no dearth of amazing food options. The food scenes across the US are simply among the best in the world, and people everywhere flock here to find … [Read more...]

Oscar-nominated movie ‘Three Billboards’ inspired a campaign demanding justice for a fire that killed 71 people in London

An activist group demanding justice for the 71 people killed in a fire at London's Grenfell Tower in June have taken inspiration from the Oscar-nominated film "Three Billboards" in a campaign on Thursday.  The group is seeking prosecutions for the fire, which police said in September could have been caused by a fridge-freezer malfunction.   An activist group in London, England, has … [Read more...]