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If You Can Only Try One Austin Restaurant During SXSW, Make It The Salt Lick


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Texans pride themselves on the quality of their state's barbecue, and there are plenty of great places to grab some ribs and brisket. 

According to Scott Roberts, owner of Texas' famous Salt Lick BBQ restaurant, "The United States is the best damn country in the world, and Texas is the best damn state in the country – doesn’t that just logically mean that we would have the best damn barbecue?"

The Salt Lick has three locations in the Austin area: the original in Driftwood, another in Round Rock, and a newer stand at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The restaurants are regularly ranked among the best BBQ joints in the country. 

salt lick bbq When the first branch opened in 1967, it was just a limestone pit built into the Roberts' family land. Over the more than 50 years since then, they've built an entire restaurant around the original pit, adding indoor lighting, running water, and all of the other amenities necessary to a functional restaurant. 

Roberts' family roots are in South Carolina, Georgia, and Mississippi, but, according to Roberts, their Southern recipes have been "Texafied" over time.

"When they left that region in the 1870s, their recipes didn’t contain ingredients such as chili dulce and cayenne pepper. Those were added after they got to Texas," he told Business Insider last June. 

There's a lot of stuff to choose from at the Salt Lick, but Roberts says there's one meal that particularly stands out. salt lick austin

"Definitely the Family Style Dinner (all-you-can-eat beef brisket, sausage, pork ribs, potato salad, cole slaw and beans, for $19.95 per person), which gives you a taste of everything, followed up with peach or blackberry cobbler with ice cream, and a slice of pecan pie to go," he said

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According to the Salt Lick, a normal year will see over 750,000 pounds of brisket, 350,000 pounds of pork ribs, and 200,000 pounds of sausage smoked to perfection on their enormous open-fire pit. That's a lot of barbecue. 

Roberts released a book in December 2012 called The Salt Lick Cookbook: A Story of Land, Family, and Love, where you can read more about the Roberts family history and get some recipes to try out yourself. 

Check out the fire pit in action in this episode of Man v. Food from 2009. 

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We Put A GoPro On The Train That Runs Through Bankrupt, Decrepit Detroit




Previously, we showed you the love/hate relationship between the city of Detroit and the People Mover— a unique light rail system in downtown. 

While it might be a money-losing venture, the People Mover does provide a great view of downtown Detroit. It takes the People Mover 15 minutes to do a complete lap around downtown Detroit. Watch our video to see it all in just over a minute.

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A Guy Wants To Make 'Average Looking' Barbie Dolls A Reality


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Average is beautiful. That's what Nickolay Lamm believes.

Lamm created a wildly-popular prototype of an "average" looking Barbie doll last year. Today he's launching a website and asking for monetary contributions to help get these dolls into the hands of kids everywhere.

His doll is a version of Barbie that more accurately reflects what we see when we look in the mirror.

Barbie dolls measurements don't reflect those of an average woman, and it's long been argued that promoting Barbie's body is unhealthy. 

"Rather than waiting for toy companies to change their designs, let's change them ourselves by creating a fashion doll that promotes realistic beauty standards," Lamm told Business Insider.

Lamm is seeking $95,000 for his crowdfunded campaign.

Here are some photos of what the Lammily dolls look like:


And a video about the project:

If you donate to the fund, your money helps cover the costs of tooling and molding, and to meet the manufacturer's minimum order quantity. You also receive perks for being a donor; $25 gets you a first-edition Lammily doll.

You can learn more and donate to the fund here.

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Chanel Just Created The Fanciest Grocery Store Of All Time


Chanel's runway show yesterday was one of the most creative the fashion industry as ever seen. 

For the presentation at Paris Fashion Week, the brand created an intricate grocery store. Every single item was Chanel. 

After the show, attendees looted the store for items like Chanel mineral water and sodas. 

Some models even toted around carts. 

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Every single item in the store was branded Chanel. 

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The luxury brand is one of the world's most expensive—handbags cost upward of $5,000. 

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Some models even stopped to ponder the aisles. 

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Singer Rihanna attended the show and checked out the grocery items. 

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These bottles were artfully arranged by color. 

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A close-up of Chanel's mineral water. 

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Here's Chanel mastermind Karl Lagerfeld with his muse, model Cara Delevingne. 

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Stop Panicking — Chipotle Will Not Stop Serving Guacamole


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Don't panic about reports that climate change could threaten guacamole at Chipotle.

Emily Atkin at ThinkProgress.org noted Tuesday that the company's latest annual report discloses that guacamole and salsas could become too expensive for the company to sell if climate change starts to affect certain crops. 

But people are misunderstanding the report — and the company assures us that guacamole is not going away anytime soon. 

"This is strictly routine 'risk factor' language as part of the annual financial disclosure," a Chipotle spokesman told us in an email. 

Chipotle notes climate change as one of the "risks related to operating in the restaurant industry" in the report, which is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 

Risks like labor costs, food-borne illnesses, and competition from other businesses are also mentioned by Chipotle. Public companies are legally required to disclose these risks in SEC reports. 

In other words, this would be like writing a story saying that eating Chipotle could give you food poisoning. 

Here's what Chipotle had to say about climate change in the report:  

“Increasing weather volatility or other long-term changes in global weather patterns, including any changes associated with global climate change, could have a significant impact on the price or availability of some of our ingredients. In the event of cost increases with respect to one or more of our raw ingredients we may choose to temporarily suspend serving menu items, such as guacamole or one or more of our salsas, rather than paying the increased cost for the ingredients.”

The company temporarily suspended selling antibiotic-free steak in some restaurants earlier this year because of a shortage. 

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Meet The Richest Person In 34 Major Countries Around The World


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The U.S. and China are now home to a similar number of billionaires, according to Forbes' latest billionaires list. Russia is also a strong presence in a list that encompasses $6.4 trillion in global wealth.

Even if you can't be the richest person in the world, it's still pretty cool to be the richest person in your country.

Many billionaires have held the title of richest in their country for a number of years, but as always, there are a number of new titleholders this year.

Additional reporting by Max Rosenberg.

The richest New Zealander: Graeme Hart

Net worth: $7 billion

Forbes rank: 191

Background: Hart increased his wealth by $2 billion since last year. His company, Reynolds Group Holdings, which manufactures packaging material, has annual revenue of about $14 billion. Hart also owns Carter Holt Harvey, an Australasian paper, packing and building supplies company.

The richest South African: Johann Rupert and family

Net worth: $7.6 billion

Forbes rank: 173

Background: Rupert built his fortune on luxury goods, including with the Swiss-based Compagnie Financiere Richemont, which owns brands like Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Montblanc. He also spent $4 million last year on a buffalo bull, used for breeding buffalo for private game reserves.

The richest Austrian: Dietrich Mateschitz

Net worth: $9.2 billion

Forbes rank: 136

Background: Mateschitz is the creator of Red Bull, the energy drink that is popular worldwide and has seen its sales increase 16% in the past two years. He also owns stakes in two soccer teams, a Formula One racing team, and a luxury resort in Fiji.

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Sweden May Have Made The World's Best Supercar


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In February, the Hennessey Venom GT claimed the title of world's fastest production car with a speed of 270.49 mph.

It's time in the sun is already running out.

At the Geneva Motor Show this week, Koenigsegg revealed the One:1, a hypercar that by virtue of its performance figures became an automatic contender for world's best car.

The Swedish automaker promises that it can hit a top speed of 273 mph, thanks to the fact that for every kilogram the car weighs, its engine produces one horsepower. That ratio (thus the name) has never been achieved in a production car. And it's amazing.

Here's everything you need to know about the star of the Geneva 2014.

The One:1 made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show this week.

Koenigsegg says the car's top speed "has not been a priority, as the One:1 is a track focused car." But it promises the car will be able to hit 273 mph.

The name is a nod to its most remarkable feature: This is the world's first car with a 1:1 power to curb weight ratio.

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The Watson Supercomputer Designed Some New Food, So IBM Is Sending A Food Truck To SXSW


It appears that the Jeopardy win was just a warmup — IBM has started a food truck to sell food that's dreamed up by its famous Watson supercomputer.

In a process the company has termed "cognitive cooking," IBM has rendered food into mathematical terms so that Watson can interact with it. The system will use "algorithms to determine the precise chemical structure of food and why people like it, enabling it to suggest new combinations of ingredients that are both scientifically flavorful and surprising."

IBM research scientist Lav Varshney said that humans have trouble managing large data sets, such as the ingredients in a recipe. He says most professional chefs "can reason a pair of ingredients. Some of the best chefs can reason three ingredients. Pretty much no human can reason four ingredients."

And with the total number of possible combinations of raw ingredients approaching 1 quintillion, according to Mahmoud Naghshineh, IBM's VP of services research, it's easy to see that computers might play a natural role in creating the foods of the future.

IBM is sending the Watson food truck down to SXSW to keep hungry festival-goers sated, so if you're going, you'll actually be able to eat some of it.

Here's a peek at the software that creates recipes.

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Once the recipe is perfected, the ingredients are prepared in the IBM food truck!


Chefs James Briscione and Michael Garrett prepare food to Watson's specifications.


Here's one such dish: the Austrian Chocolate Burrito.


And here's the Baltic Apple Pie.


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Pure Geniuses Have Created A Milk Shot In A Cookie Glass


This weekend, 40,000 people are flying to Austin, Texas for an annual technology and entertainment conference, South by Southwest. Local shops and national brands are pulling out all the stops for attendees but one promotion in particular will take the cake — or cookie.

Dominique Ansel Bakery is making a limited batch of chocolate-chip cookies shaped like shot glasses and filling them with organic milk.

Even better, these shots will be served with Cronuts.

If you're heading to Austin, you can find the concoction on Spring Street.

(via Grubhub)

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19 Things America Does Better Than The Rest Of The World


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America may be far from perfect, but life here is pretty sweet.

A recent /r/AskReddit thread posed the question: What does America do best?

The outpouring of responses covered everything from food to patriotism, and were submitted by Reddit users based all around the globe. Here are some of their best responses.

1. Jazz And The Blues

"The Blues really changed the world and is pure American. Although I guess it was influenced by slave gospels. I'm a huge blues fan. BB King, Chuck Berry, and Robert Johnson all paved the way for rock and pop music of today." - WastedPotato

burger2. Food

"'France is the country of good food.' No, not really. France is the country of an expensive grilled cheese given a name you probably can't pronounce with a slice of tomato on it. ALL THE DIFFERENT FOOD, EVERYWHERE. And I'm not just talking fast food. I'm talking about everything." - Jhaturtle

3. Friendliness

"Default smiling. Buy a coffee, get a smile. Make random eye contact, get a smile. In most parts of the world, smiles are not as readily given out or are causes for suspicion." - cream-of-cow

"I find Americans are the most extroverted group of people. I've never met more forceful personalities, it's almost impossible to miss an American abroad. I'm not quite sure how to describe it, it's not rowdy or disruptive, it's just something about the mannerisms, like a complete abandonment of discretion replaced with the overwhelming compulsion to engage in conversation and introduce themselves, their reason for being here, their family history, their career and to compare seemingly random attributes around them to back home, while blissfully ignoring the palpable European disdain for being talked to while on public transport." - Didalectic

4. Guitars

"Virtually every single significant guitar ever made is American. Regardless of a band's nationality, the bands that don't use an American Fender, Gibson, Martin, Epiphone, Rickenbacker, PRS, etc... are few and far in between. With the exception of several British amplification companies, America has virtually every aspect of the guitar market covered." - StolenNachoRanger

5. Corn

Especially: "Turn[ing] corn into things that are not corn."  - lift_heavy64

6. Pride In Our Culture

"I was at a local brewery/grill a few months ago when the table next to me said to the waitress, 'Our friend here is from Germany, and he's never had hush puppies or sweet tea!' (we're in the South)…Our section of the restaurant went dead quiet. The waitress says, 'In that case, one order of hush puppies and tea, on the house.'
It's that pride and willingness (if not insistence) to share parts of our culture that we love." - pirateofspace

7. Porn

"I'm pretty sure America makes the highest quality porn in the world." - Bk7

Airheads candy8. Junk Food

"Here in The Netherlands, our junk food is decades behind the godly snacks and beverages that the USA offers. Besides how good it is, the variety that you have is so vast that I think anyone in the world would have something they like…Bless Americans for Reese's Pieces, Warheads, Airheads, Hot Cheetos, Fruit Rollups, Nerds and Hot Cheetos again." - TotolLies

9. Free Speech

"I know that free-speech battles are being continually fought in the US and that sometimes it seems like a never-ending battle. I also accept that there are all sorts of problems like free-speech on campuses, free-speech 'zones' and so on. Even so, recognize that you are still ahead of most of the world when it comes to the right to say what you want." - backtowriting

10. Cereal

"Variety of breakfast cereals and other processed foods. I was in Walmart with a bunch of foreigners and they were taking pictures of the cereal aisle to show everyone back home." - lo_dolly_lolita

11. Entertainment

"The U.S. is by far best in movies and TV series, something of which the influence on the world should not be underestimated." - Didalectic

"Cartoon adult-ish comedies. Futurama, South Park, Family Guy, American Dad, (apparently King of the Hill, I've never watched it) and of course the Simpsons. The Simpsons, taking all things into account, could very well claim to be the best TV show of all time." - nayimhittingalongone

12. Beef

"Nowhere else does as good steak as commonplace and as cheaply as America does." - sciazs

Celebration BU graduation university13. Higher Education

"Top students from across the world flock to America's universities for education in engineering, finance, math, medicine, law, and everything else. The smartest (and often richest) high school students in other countries frequently will move to a different country to go to Harvard, Princeton, and even highly regarded public universities like University of Wisconsin or Michigan. But it's extremely rare for top students in the US to leave the country for education elsewhere." - MichaelScarn5

14. The Military

"You guys have the most advanced military on the planet, and are willing to use it to protect other people as well as your own; be it against the NSDAP or modern terrorists. While many Europeans like to complain, the world is better for having America." - madwill101

"Military. I'm just sayin', if aliens invaded, America would put the world on it's back." - hammy831

15. Muscle Cars

"Cars with 650 horsepower under $60,000." - THE_GR8_MIKE

16. Being "Cool"

"If you are an American abroad, you would probably have a 90% chance of being regarded as cool just by opening your mouth and saying something. Especially if you are in Scandinavia as we LOVE to speak English (downside to this: you will never learn Swedish except maybe words like:, köttbullar, Systembolaget, kukhuvud, tunnbrödsrulle, kräftskiva and fan)." - wyldcat

17. Diversity

"I'm an international student studying in the US at one of its best engineering colleges, and the sheer level of diversity is insane! In one day I see guys and girls from India, China, Korea, Africa, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South America as well as most of the racially diverse groups here in the US, including whites, blacks, Mexicans and (sometimes) Native Americans. The fact that all of them live together in peace and harmony, and in a society where everyone is treated equally and is judged on their merit is truly phenomenal." - jkthe

Grand Canyon shutterstock18. The States

"The United States of America is one country, but to me, as an outsider, it's like 50 different countries. I've only been in a handful of different states but it's AMAZING. The scenery changes, the people, the culture."  - Jhaturtle

"I've only been to a handful of states, but each one is like a different country. The cities are something to behold and feel truly different (something you don't get in Europe so much), not to mention the stunning landscape." - madwill101

19. Hope

"When other people ask me what I miss most about living in the USA I answer with all of the lesser ones above, the food, the TV, or the nature; but, I've never said: 'I miss being in a country which knows it is capable of greater things: that we will cure cancer and advance the sciences, that we will pursue corruption and combat poverty, that we will be the world's police to those who wish it harm and the world's shelter to those who have been harmed because that is our duty, that we will go back to the moon and then on to Mars, because our forefathers forged our greatness and our children compel us to utilize it."  - TheWanderingSuperman

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Silicon Valley's Top Matchmaker Tells Us What Techies Should Wear On A Date


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Silicon Valley professionals get a bad rap for being uncreative when it comes to personal style. The common stereotype is that engineers live in hoodies, jeans, and flip flops, while venture capitalists constantly rock fleece vests and v-neck sweaters.   

Menlo Park-based matchmaker Amy Andersen has seen her fair share of young professionals sporting these uniforms. She founded Linx Dating in 2000 when she saw that a surprising number of professionals were having trouble navigating the Silicon Valley dating scene. Since then, she's coached a wide network of people in the tech, financial, and health care industries to better position themselves for success in dating. 

Andersen shared her take on style in Silicon Valley as well as some tips for what young professionals should be wearing to impress their dates. 

Business Insider: Do you think there's a Silicon Valley dress code? 

Amy Andersen: There is a definite Silicon Valley aesthetic and culture. The mentality is you want to fit in here and you don't want to stand out.  Employees want to blend into their company culture.  I have heard stories about people taking jobs at Facebook, as an example and, before the job started, dying her hair to be a mousy brunette so as not to stand out too much as a platinum  blonde. 

With the kinds of perks that Google or Facebook or Palantir, for example, offer to employees, it is easy to see why an employee on the margin might stay at work rather than venture out and would certainly not focus on fashion. The goal is to work and stay on the company campus, while having some fun too. If you think about it, the culture at these companies for 20- and even early 30-somethings is not unlike the dorm experience at a top university — project teams bond over what they do all day. It’s more about living to work than it is about working to live, and so you do everything together.  

In Silicon Valley, in the fields of tech and engineering, there's no focus on outward appearance unless you have a client-facing role, like in leadership or sales. In that case, you are expected to be polished and dress the part.  

Expression outside of the campus environment is totally different — techies and those in those circles express themselves through a variety of ways to their inner sanctum of friends. This could be through the new Italian wheels in their garage at home, artwork displayed on their walls, recently purchased memberships at private social clubs like The Battery in San Francisco, or epic new multimillion dollar pied-a-terres in San Francisco. 

sv styleBI: Is the clichéd hoodie a reality in the tech community? 

AA: For many, hoodies are a way of life in the tech community, as fleece vests are a way of life in the venture capital and hedge fund community. I see a ton of guys (and girls) walking around town in their respective company hoodies. 

Let’s not just focus on hoodies though!  Tons of guys wear frog feet shoes "5 finger footwear."  They say it is good for posture. I think they’re completely hideous and a huge fashion offense!

The Adidas black and white sneakers are very popular, and backpacks are a way of life here as well. The ironic thing is most all of the major fashion houses for women are using backpacks for Spring 2014 as part of their look for women — not a Jansport backpack but more Chanel, Louis Vuitton, or Chloe. 

BI: How often are wardrobe consultations part of your coaching? 

AA: A few times a month. Some clients hire me to do this for them and other times I match the client to the right stylist according to their budget and personality. I have a roster of great stylists for every type of person that contacts me. 

BI: What kinds of things do you tell your clients as far as dressing better? 

AA: First impressions are so important. If you are coming from work, do what it takes to put your best foot forward and freshen up. No one likes a sweaty, frazzled date!

Women will often put a lot of time and thought into their first date outfit. It is not uncommon for her to get a manicure, maybe even buy a new dress. A woman doesn't need a guy to look impeccable, but she does want him to look presentable ... “Nice” could be a pressed dress shirt and nice pair of dark denim, brown belt, nice brown loafers or dress shirt and pair of Banana Republic khakis. This is not hard to achieve and will send a signal that a man is taking the early stages of dating seriously.

rag & bone teeBI: What should guys wear out on a date? 

AA: This is all situational and depends on the context of the date. It also depends on the person largely.  If going for sushi and cocktails, throw on dark denim, a cool t-shirt, and unstructured blazer for a little bit of an edgy look. If you are reading this and saying, “Huh?” then do dark denim and a Rag & Bone basic long-sleeve t-shirt with the right shoes. That is definitely more Silicon Valley code for casual, yet on the right guy and body could look totally hot.

If it's a more dressy date, I would suggest a nice pair of slacks and dress shirt or fantastic blazer paired with dark denim, gorgeous loafers (or drivers), and a dress shirt with cuff links. Totally polished, put together, and making a stand-out impression. 

BI: What should women be wearing out on a date? 

AA:  Like advice I would give to men, let’s start with being confident. Once you are there, rock it out and have fun with your clothing. What men tell me they find appealing is a woman who is confident and sexy in her own skin. 

linx fashion showAt Linx I get a lot of demands for a woman who is classic, ladylike, stylish, not trying too hard, not showing too much skin, but perfectly presentable.  For better or for worse, men are impossibly visual creatures. A universal message is that men like a woman who accentuates her figure.

What does that mean from a style perspective?  Think more Olivia Palermo than Pamela Anderson.  For a casual to more dressy date, do a pair of skinny pants, a great silk tank style top, an edgy leather jacket (so hot for Spring 2014), the right costume jewelry, and some nude pumps. If it’s a fancy sort of restaurant and you want to seal the deal, do a body hugging Herve Leger bandage dress paired with a great blazer, hair in a loose bun atop the head or at the nape of the neck, and statement heels.  

BI: Why is style important to dating more effectively? 

AA: I would say style and first impressions are important considering people generally make up their mind in the first 60 seconds if they are interested in getting to know you better romantically or not. Why not do everything you can to substantially increase your odds of success from the start? 

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The Ultimate Gentleman's Guide To Starting A Watch Collection


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There comes a time in every gentleman's life when he starts to value time — he values it so much, in fact, that he wants to wear it as a gorgeous piece on his wrist. At this point, it is time to start a watch collection.

This should be done carefully. A gentleman should conduct his research before selecting his first watch. It is a deduction that requires an understanding of not only what is out there, but also of one's own personal style.

And of course, one's own financial limitations.

"Unless you're spending $5,000 to $10,000 you're not going to have an investment-grade watch," says Benjamin Clymer, editor of men's watch site, Hodinkee. "Just make sure you buy something that you love ... Really do your homework. ... There's nothing worse than realizing you don't have the watch that you think you have."

Now here's what you can have. You must decide if you would like your watch to be automatic or manual (meaning you'll have to wind it). You must decide if you would like to purchase a vintage watch (from, say, eBay or a flea market) or a new watch.

After that, there are still almost too many options, so here are some things to keep in mind.

"Like so many other things in men’s dress, it is best to keep your watch pretty simple and restrained," says Justin Jeffers of men's style blog, The Fine Young Gentleman. "Not restrained in the sense that you shouldn’t wear a $25,000 watch ... But restrained in the sense that a man shouldn’t wear some oversized, over iced or over styled watch (or anything else) on his wrist. ... A watch should not be so big that your shirt cuff cannot fit over it. There are few things more gaudy than a huge watch face staring you in the face from someone else’s wrist. It takes attention away from the things that matter (like the wearer's face) and puts it where it doesn’t matter (the wearer's wrist)."

Now let's say you're starting out at a fairly low price point (under $500). What should you get?

Consider going vintage; it's more work but it's also more rewarding. Clymer recommends purchasing an old Omega brand.

You'll want to make sure the vintage piece you buy has as much of its old parts intact as possible, especially with things you can see, like the dial or the face. You want your watch to look old — like it's been passed down from generation to generation.

"The dream watch for a vintage watch collector is a watch that has never been serviced or messed with at all," says Clymer.

If you want a new watch, things are a little different.

"To get a really good mechanical watch [under $500] you're going to want to look at Seiko," said Clymer.

Citizen men's watch Men's StrapYou could also check out Pulsar, Timex, Citizen, Daniel Wellington, Bulova, Shinola, ESQ, Luminox, and Tissot. There's a debate raging in the men's watch world about whether or not you should buy from a company that creates items other than watches (like, say, a Burberry) — but it's bloody, and Business Insider is staying out of it.

What's more important is that you take care of your watch.

"Keep your watch away from super magnets (large speakers, buckyballs, etc).  Although unlikely, it could move pieces inside," says Kirk Miller, nation editor at men's lifestyle newsletter, InsideHook. "Extreme temperature changes, shouldn't be a problem, but again be careful. Expansion and contraction do funny things to watch insides. Leave your watch in the locker when going into the sauna."

And take care of how you use your watch, as well.

"Do not wear a sports or digital watch with a suit. It’s like putting VW wheels on an Audi," says Jeffers.

All this said, you're going to have to service your watch. Especially if you buy something high end or vintage. If your watch is new, you can take it to the manufacturer. If it's vintage, make sure to go to someone who understands what you want, and won't Frankenstein your watch with new parts you don't want.

If you do all that, your watch could last forever.

If you're into vintage pieces, you can get a 1950s Omega like this one for less than $500 on eBay.

Seiko was a unanimous favorite for a starter watch.

Pulsar is a division of Seiko and makes some great traditional-looking watches.

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Everything You Need To Know About The All-New Lamborghini Huracán Supercar


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The Geneva Motor Show opens to the public Thursday, and those who make the trip to Switzerland will be rewarded with the chance to see Lamborghini's recent work.

The all-new Huracán takes the place of the Gallardo, the most popular Lamborghini model ever.

Powered by a 5.2 liter V10 engine that generates over 600 horsepower, it will run from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds, and to a top speed of 201 mph.

If you can't make it to the Geneva show, here's everything you need and want to know about the latest and maybe greatest Lamborghini supercar.

The Huracán succeeds the Gallardo, the most popular Lamborghini ever. Half of the cars Lamborghini has built in its 50-year history are Gallardos. Pictured is the last one ever built.

Lamborghini first told us about the Huracán in December, soon after the last Gallardo was built.

Its official reveal opened up the 2014 Geneva Motor Show this week.

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Why New Jersey’s Beautiful Revel Casino Is Struggling, In 23 Photos


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Really expensive and worryingly empty.

That's what we thought about Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel when we visited on a recent Saturday afternoon. It's not a good combination.

Revel, which opened in 2012, has already entered and exited bankruptcy with a tremendous writedown and is now reportedly up for sale at a bargain price. It is "a magnificent failure that has obliterated at least $2 billion in investments," reports The Philadelphia Inquirer.

We photographed the beautiful interior of the casino while reflecting on how it and the rest of Atlantic City fell on hard times.

Pulling into the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, there is a lot of free parking, even for a Saturday afternoon in February.

The casino's troubles were obvious from early on, such as when Morgan Stanley wrote down a $932 million loss on the project in 2010, well before it opened in 2012.

The Revel lost more than $70 million during its first two fiscal quarters of 2012 and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on February 19, 2013.

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20 Beautiful Cemeteries That Are Absolutely To Die For


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People travel the world for all kinds of reasons, whether its gastrotourism that takes them to Madrid for tapas or a medical tourism trip to Korea for a bargain facelift. 

Turns out tombstone tourists are also a thing. Even if you're not a taphophile (someone with a heightened love of funerals, graves and cemeteries), you might still get a kick out of putting a famous cemetery on your travel itinerary.

The 20 cemeteries on this list are notable for their architectural merit, historical significance, and people who are buried in them. 

Aoyama Cemetery in Tokyo originally belonged to the Aoyama family before becoming Japan's first public cemetery. It's famous for its cherry blossoms, which draw visitors from March through early May.

American greats from Mary Randolph, a descendant of Pocahontas, to President John F. Kennedy are buried in the 624 acres of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

Baguio Public Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Baguio City on Luzon, the largest island in the Philippines. The roughly 19,000 pristine white graves are packed on the mountainside that reaches over 16,000 feet above sea level.

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This Project Is Going Absolutely Bonkers On Kickstarter, Raising $101,000 In 29 Hours


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How about a night light that hooks to an electrical outlet but doesn't take up a plug, turns on automatically and lasts for up to 25 years? A Utah electrician invented such a device, and hoped to raise $12,000 on Kickstarter to produce it.

And people are going crazy for it.

In just over a day, the project zoomed to popularity, gaining over 2,000 backers and raising over $101,000.

And the money keeps pouring in. In the time that it took to write this post, the project gained about 200 more backers who pledged another $2,000.

UPDATE: Overnight, it raised more and is now at almost $142,000.

The SnapRays GuideLight replaces a standard electrical outlet cover plate. The light draws a tiny bit of power from the outlet, but doesn't require messing with wiring or batteries to install. Unscrew the current plat and snap on the GuideLight.

The lights switch on automatically when the room gets dark and turn off by themselves, too. It costs about 10 cents a year in electricity to use, its maker says.

This story is a reminder that you don't have to think of something amazing and never been seen before to be successful. Sometimes the best ideas are simple improvements on everyday objects.

The GuildeLight was created by a Jeremy Smith who spent a couple of years designing and engineering the outlet-cover night light.

Here's the promo video to give you a better idea of why people are going nuts.

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The 13 Richest People In Sports


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Professional athletes rake in tons of money every year for playing the game they love.

But the people with the real money are the ones who run the show.

Forbes put out its annual Billionaires list on Monday and the billionaires of the sports world aren't out there on the field, they're the ones behind the scenes.

#1 Paul Allen

Net Worth: $15.9 billion

Age: 61

Paul Allen has a stronghold on professional sports in the Pacific Northwest. Allen owns the Seattle Seahawks (NFL), the Portland Trailblazers (NBA), and the Seattle Sounders (MLS).

Allen's Seahawks won their first Super Bowl in 2014.



#2 Stanley Kroenke

Net worth: $5.6 billion

Age: 66

Stanley Kroenke is all over the place when it comes to sports team ownership. Kroenke owns the Denver Nuggets, the Colorado Avalanche, the St. Louis Rams, and Premier League soccer club Arsenal.


#3 (tie) Malcolm Glazer

Net worth: $4.2 billion

Age: 85

Glazer owns not one, but two sports teams. Glazer bought the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1995, and the EPL soccer team Manchester United.

Manchester United went public in August 2012 and became the first sports team to ever be valued at more than $3 billion in January 2013.


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Here Are The 17 Tech People You Need To Follow On Instagram



It's been a monster year for the photo-sharing app Instagram, which introduced its first ads and doubled its user base, now hitting about 180 million active users. 

Not all of our favorite tech titans have Instagram accounts (we're looking at you, Elon Musk), but quite a few have really beautiful, interesting, or goofy streams that are worth keeping an eye on.

Get ready to start tapping that "Follow" button!

First person you have to follow: Instagram founder and CEO Kevin Systrom. As you'd expect, his pictures are all gorgeous and well-composed.

Don't forget about his co-founder, Mike Krieger. Krieger has a great eye for light and how it can be the star of a photo.

Thor Fridiksson, the founder of the hot trivia app QuizUp is originally from Iceland, so if you follow him on Instagram you can tag along on some of his travels.

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