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A woman who turns herself into Disney characters uses her hijab as part of her mind-blowing transformations

queenofluna/Instagram Malaysian makeup artist Saraswati has amassed a huge following online thanks to her intricate makeup transformations. The Disney fan, who goes by the name Queen of Luna on social media, uses her hijab as an integral part of each look. She's transformed into everyone from Betty Boop to Deadpool to Mulan. Take a closer look at her transformations below. Malaysian makeup … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince is meeting with everyone from Trump and Mattis to The Rock and Oprah on a crazy US tour

AP Photo/Evan VucciSaudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is currently on a multi-week tour across the US — and he's meeting with everyone from President Donald Trump to Oprah. Starting with Trump, MbS, as he is known, has since gone on to meet other important politicians in Washington, including influential members of Congress and a number of Trump Cabinet officials. But the … [Read more...]

MAPPED: The sorry state of America’s roads

Reuters/Brendan McDermid Infrastructure remains a major topic of debate in Washington, DC and across the country. Deutsche Bank's Torsten Sløk circulated a map illustrating how road quality varies across the 50 states. Infrastructure remains a contentious topic in American discourse. Large swaths of the nation's roads, airports, power and water systems, and public transit facilities are … [Read more...]

Barclays launched a brand-new travel rewards credit card — here’s why it’s getting a lot of buzz

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. Yulia Grigoryeva/Shutterstock Barclays has launched a new travel rewards credit card, the Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard. The card offers double miles on all purchases, and has a few different ways to redeem … [Read more...]

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...]