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 2019-02-16 17:39 

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A self-made millionaire who retired at 30 says budgeting is like dieting, and there's a reason neither feels effective...

Budgets are one of the main reasons some people have difficulty managing their money, because they reinforce a scarcity mindset, according to self-made millionaire Grant Sabatier . He likens budgets to dieting — the more guilt you feel, the less you...

 2019-02-16 16:49 

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Trump quietly created a new national park when he signed a spending bill that partially funded a border wall...

On Friday, February 15, the name of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore was changed to reflect its new status as a national park. The name change was part of a broad bill signed by Donald Trump , which also provided the President with $1.4 billion to beg...

 2019-02-16 16:30 

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A woman who sells 6-figure engagement rings says there's a common mistake people make all the time that can damage their rings...

Nicole Wegman is the founder and CEO of Ring Concierge , a n NYC -based luxury jewelry company that designs and sells customized engagement rings . She says there's one common mistake people make all the time that can damage their engagement rings. Ma...

 2019-02-16 16:23 

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Richard Branson hires boutique bank to find funding for Virgin space companies after turning down Saudi money...

Richard Branson has tapped a boutique investment bank to raise funds for two space companies within the Virgin Group. Branson backed out of talks with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund for more than $1 billion in investments after the disappearance...

 2019-02-16 16:11 

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The US got 'El Chapo' Guzman — now it has to get his $14 billion...

Mexican kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was convicted in New York this week. That almost certainly ends Guzman's decades-long career, but his ill-gotten profits are still out there. US prosecutors say they want to confiscate $14 billion from...

 2019-02-16 16:08 

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7 cult-favorite Chick-fil-A menu items that you can only get at certain locations...

Chick-fil-A has certain items that only appear on select menus across America, from cheese sauce to guacamole. Some of these are limited tests, while other are more permanent regional menu items. Here are some of the hardest-to-find Chick-fil-A menu items...

 2019-02-16 16:07 

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Pumped breast milk has higher levels of potentially harmful bacteria than nursing, according to a new study...

A new study of nearly 400 mother -and-infant pairs analyzed bacteria in breast milk. It found that milk from moms who pumped had a different balance of bacteria than milk from moms who breastfed directly. Milk from moms who pumped had lower levels of one ...

 2019-02-16 16:00 

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This enterprise software startup has VCs literally knocking on its doors to invest, but for now, it's not interested...

Notion is an "all-in-one workplace" that acts as a replacement for docs, wikis, task management tools, and databases. And according to a recent tweet by First Round Capital's Josh Kopelman, Notion is one of the most sought after investments in...

 2019-02-16 15:45 

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Oscars insiders explain why not having a host for this year's show is a great idea...

The 2019 Academy Awards will mark the first time the show hasn't had a host in 30 years. But that isn't a bad thing. Business Insider talked to past producers of the show and the consensus was that having no host is the best thing to happen to the...

 2019-02-16 15:41 

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Gunman in Aurora shooting 'went ballistic' using pistol with green laser sight, witness says...

A shooting at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois left five people dead and several injured Friday afternoon after longtime employee Gary Martin opened fire. Authorities said Martin was going to be fired on the day of the shooting and reportedly o...

 2019-02-16 15:39 

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International money transfers hit $613 billion this year — here's what young, tech savvy users value most about them...

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence , Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here . Current subscribers can read the report here . Remittances, or cro...

 2019-02-16 15:38 

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A photographer captured a tender, bromantic nose rub between two male lions, and people are stunned...

The people's choice award in the annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest was announced earlier this week. The winner is a photo of two male lions rubbing their noses together in Tanzania. Male lions live in small packs called "coalitions,...

 2019-02-16 15:10 

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Saudi Arabia tried to justify its app that lets men control where women travel amid a firestorm of criticism...

Saudi Arabia has rounded on criticism of its Absher app, currently under investigation by Apple and Google. The Interior Ministry "strongly condemns the systematic campaign aimed at questioning the purpose" of the service, according to the Saudi P...

 2019-02-16 15:05 

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Here's the most expensive town for homeowners in every US state...

Housing affordability varies widely across the United States. Using data from the Census Bureau, we found the town in each state with the highest median monthly costs for homeowners. How much it costs to own a house varies widely across the United States....

 2019-02-16 15:00 

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The difference between how the US and Canada treat people who cross the border illegally, trying to seek asylum...

Amid an ongoing national debate about America's southern border, the last two years have seen a growing controversy at the US-Canada border , as well. Migrants from around the world have been coming to a rural village in upstate New York for a chance ...

 2019-02-16 14:53 

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Prominent ex-cardinal expelled from the priesthood is the highest-ranking Catholic dismissal in modern times...

The Catholic Church saw its highest-profile dismissal in modern times on Saturday, as former US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was expelled from the priesthood following sex abuse allegations. Ex-cardinal Thomas McCarrick, who had resigned in July , allegedl...

 2019-02-16 14:45 

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Urbanites are dropping hundreds of dollars on hiking clothes — and it's fueling explosive success for Patagonia and The North Face...

The "urban hiker" style is in vogue, according to fashion search platform Lyst . Because of this, brands such as The North Face and Patagonia have experienced explosive success. Fashion brands such as Zara, Madewell, Outdoor Voices, and Urban Outf...

 2019-02-16 14:28 

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Trump's national emergency for border wall will 'quickly' face legal challenges and sets a dangerous precedent, experts say...

President Donald Trump will face numerous legal challenges over his national emergency declaration for border wall funding, legal experts say. Trump declared a national emergency on Friday in order to reallocate billions of dollars of funding towards the ...

 2019-02-16 14:24 

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There's a cavity underneath Antarctica that's two thirds the size of Manhattan — a sign ice sheets are melting faster than we thought...

NASA has found a 1,000-foot-tall cavity that's two-thirds the size of Manhattan under the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica. The cavity is thought to have held 14 billion tons of ice that melted over the last three years. The melting Thwaites Glacier is ...

 2019-02-16 14:22 

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Goldman and Morgan Stanley jockey over new turf; Web-scraping is the hottest new investing edge; UBS creating 'super human' employees...

Dear Readers, In between Amazon's bombshell decision to no longer build a second headquarters in Long Island City, and President Trump's national emergency to build a border wall , it was easy to miss a small piece of fintech news that I think is ...

 2019-02-16 14:14 

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We drove a $49,000 Toyota Highlander and a $49,000 Honda Pilot to see which is the better family SUV — here's the verdict...

The Toyota Highlander and the Honda Pilot are two of the best selling mid-size family SUVs in the US. The base Toyota Highlander LE starts at $31,330 while the top-of-the-line Hybrid Limited V6 Platinum AWD trim starts at $48,630. The base Honda Pilot LX ...

 2019-02-16 14:07 

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I took a 90-year-old funicular 10,300 feet above sea level in Bogot — here's what it was like...

One of Bogot's signature tourist destinations is the Monserrate. However, the famed cable car that brings you to the top of the mountain was out of commission the day I went. I went via funicular instead. Colombia is flush with cable cars — and ...

 2019-02-16 14:06 

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Elon Musk says SpaceX is developing a 'bleeding' heavy-metal rocket ship. Making it work may be 100 times as hard as NASA's most difficult Mars mission, one expert says....

SpaceX is developing a giant, fully reusable launch system called Starship to ferry people to and from Mars. Elon Musk , the aerospace company's founder, said he recently made "radical" changes to the spacecraft's design. One change gives ...

 2019-02-16 14:05 

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Trump seems worried about falling short on a US-China trade deal. He has good reason to be, according to experts....

The Trump administration said levying tariffs would pressure China to address intellectual-property transfer and other policies. Experts have long seen the second-largest economy as unlikely to budge on those issues. Ahead of a March deadline for trade ne...

 2019-02-16 14:05 

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After you spit into a tube for a DNA test like 23andMe, experts say you shouldn't assume your data will stay private forever...

It may be getting easier to link your private and anonymized DNA data to your identity. That means the genetic data you share with a testing company — which may include sensitive health information like your risk of cancer — could one day be m...

 2019-02-16 14:01 

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These are the four transformations payments providers must undergo to survive digitization...

This is a preview of a detailed slide deck from Business Insider Intelligence , Business Insider's premium research service. Click here to learn more. Current subscribers can view the deck here . Rising smartphone penetration, regulations pushing user...

 2019-02-16 14:00 

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Facebook is trying to hire someone to work on 'legged' robots and robotic hands (FB)...

Facebook is making more hires in robotics. The Silicon Valley tech giant is hiring a visiting scientist to work on robotics hardware — including "legged Robotics platforms," and robot hands. The company uses robotics as a way to try and attr...

 2019-02-16 14:00 

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The toilet isn't the dirtiest place in your home...

Around 200,000 different species of bug, bacteria, and fungus live in your house. You may think most of them live in your toilet, but that's not true. Some fungi live in your air conditioner and get blasted throughout the house. One kind of mycobacter...

 2019-02-16 13:57 

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Tesla needs to expedite its plans for an electric pickup truck before it loses a key advantage (TSLA, GM, F)...

The auto industry is making some serious noise about electric pickup trucks. Last week, Amazon led an investment of $700 million in electric startup Rivian , which debuted a pickup last November at the LA Auto Show. Meanwhile, Ford has announced a fully e...

 2019-02-16 13:30 

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How to get the most out of Reminders, the best application made by Apple that's also totally free (AAPL)...

The best application Apple makes is Reminders . Released in 2011 as part of iOS 5, Reminders lets you create to-dos that sync across all your Apple devices, including iPhones , iPads , and Mac computers. You don't need a good memory if you know how to...

 2019-02-16 13:10 

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Vladimir Putin was pulled to the floor by a female judo star and cut his finger during a sparring session for the cameras...

Vladimir Putin trained with the Russian national judo team this week. During the session, he sparred with Natalia Kuzyutina, who won a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics. Putin's spokesman said the Russian president cut his finger during one grapple. V...

 2019-02-16 13:00 

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The CEO of Charles Schwab Investment Management says there's a challenge facing ETFs for buzzy do-good funds, and it's stopped the firm from entering the market...

Charles Schwab Investment Management is one of the few major asset managers that doesn't offer an exchange-traded-fund with a strategy that incorporates environmental, social, and governance factors. BlackRock expects the market for ESG ETFs to grow f...

 2019-02-16 12:42 

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Mueller recommends a prison sentence of up to 24.5 years for Paul Manafort after a federal judge voided his plea deal for lying to investigators...

Legal experts were flummoxed over why Manafort would lie to prosecutors when cooperating would have gotten him a more lenient sentence....

 2019-02-16 12:31 

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Let's be honest, that Colorado jogger may have killed a starving, baby mountain lion separated from its mom...

Human-mountain lion interactions are rare, but tend to occur when a lion is orphaned or gets pushed into the margins of its habitat....

 2019-02-16 12:30 

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Here's the investor deck that helped real-estate startup Divvy raise a $30 million Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz...

Divvy provides alternative financing options for potential home buyers who don't qualify for traditional mortgages. It does so by purchasing homes outright and allowing customers to pay it back in a series of monthly payments — 25% of which goes...

 2019-02-16 12:02 

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The companies disrupting the payments industry in major markets through digital...

This is a preview of the Global Payments Landscape report from Business Insider Intelligence . Current subscribers can read the report here . Noncash payments are on the rise worldwide. As new players emerge to capitalize on consumer appetite for digital ...

 2019-02-16 12:00 

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Vaping among teens skyrocketed in the last year as cigarette use declined, new CDC study shows...

Health officials are blaming e-cigarette startups like Juul for the increase in teens taking up vaping in a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of middle and high school students using e-cigarettes rose in the last year...

 2019-02-16 11:05 

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Here's why the next recession could be unlike any the US has ever seen...

Goldman Sachs has identified an unprecedented scenario that could bring about the next US economic recession....

 2019-02-16 11:01 

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dunked on 'nonsense' conservative claims that she employs her boyfriend...

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has debunked claims that she employs her boyfriend, Riley Roberts. Conservatives seized on records that show Roberts has a staff email address. But Ocasio-Cortez says there's an innocent explanation: He just has access to...

 2019-02-16 10:18 

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Relatives of China's oppressed Muslim minority are getting blocked online by their own family members, who are terrified to even tell them how bad their lives are...

In Xinjiang, communicating with people outside the country is deemed and offense. INSIDER spoke to Uighurs abroad whose relatives are missing....

 2019-02-16 10:00 

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Why you should never keep chocolate in the fridge, according to three-Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse...

Stop putting chocolate in the fridge, says three-Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse. As well as dozens of restaurants, Ducasse now owns 10 chocolate shops and a chocolate factory in the heart of Paris. He told us that chocolate should be kept between 15C...

 2019-02-16 09:32 

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The gunman at the centre of a mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois, was about to lose his job before he opened fire...

Aurora police chief Kristen Ziman suggested it had the hallmarks of a 'classic workplace shooting.'...

 2019-02-16 08:30 

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Here's why Conservative MPs now believe Theresa May's Brexit deal will pass...

Growing numbers of Tory MPs think May's deal will be passed in something similar to its current form. They calculate that no-deal will be taken off the table before March, leaving MPs with a choice between backing the prime minister's deal and ext...

 2019-02-16 08:18 

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China is closing its Everest base camp to tourists after more than 300 tonnes of trash was removed from the mountain last year...

China is closing its Mount Everest base camp to tourists in a bid to tackle the trash collecting on the mountain, state media reported. The camp and the mountain will still be open to people with climbing permits, but China limited the permits to just 300...

 2019-02-16 08:00 

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A short trip to India showed me just how badly Apple is screwing up in the world's biggest democracy...

Apple stubbornly refuses to sell a bigger range of handsets that might appeal to more people....

 2019-02-16 06:19 

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Customers report difficulty accessing Chase Bank's mobile and online banking...

Chase Bank customers were having trouble accessing the bank's website and mobile app on Friday night, according to the website DownDetector.com . In a statement released on Twitter, Chase Suppor t confirmed that "some customers are having trouble ...

 2019-02-16 04:45 

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Chicago police release the 2 men questioned in the Jussie Smollett case...

The two men, identified only as Nigerian brothers, were picked up at Chicago's O'Hare Airport on Wednesday on their return from Nigeria....

 2019-02-16 04:23 

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Here's what we know about Gary Martin, suspected of killing 5 civilians and injuring 5 police officers in Aurora...

The gunman from the shooting at an manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday afternoon has been identified as Gary Martin, a 45-year-old former employee. Five employees were killed and five police officers were injured in the shooting. Martin was...

 2019-02-15 23:22 

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Inside the twists and turns of Ja Rule's 3-decade career, from platinum rap albums and a cameo in 'The Fast and the Furious' to promoting the disastrous Fyre Festival...

Ja Rule , one of the creators behind Fyre Festival , announced on Thursday he wanted to create another music festival. It would add another unbelievable chapter to Ja Rule's career, which has spanned three decades and featured chart-topping albums, bo...

 2019-02-15 23:20 

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13 classic styles on sale this weekend from Patagonia, The North Face, and more...

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. Presidents' Day weekend marks when most big outdoor gear retailers mark down past-sea...

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