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Patek Philippe Has Created The Most Complicated Wristwatch In History For $2.5 Million


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$2.5 million for a watch may seem like a pretty hefty price tag, but this limited-edition Patek Philippe is arguably the most complex wristwatch that has ever been made. 

For its 175th anniversary, the luxury Swiss watchmaker invented a collection of limited-edition commemorative timepieces called The Grandmaster Chime with 20 complications, two dials, and 214 parts.

The watch measures 47.7 mm in diameter and has 1,366 individual components. It took a whopping eight years and 100,000 man hours to develop, 60,000 of which were spent just on the watch's movement. 

Patek Philippe calls the Grandmaster Chime an “intelligent watch” with features such as a minute repeater, instantaneous perpetual calendar with a four-digit year display, and a second time zone.

It also has two deluxe features that are a world-first for chime watches, including an acoustic alarm that strikes the alarm time and even a function that chimes the date.

Patek Philippe The Grandmaster Chime is the first double-face wristwatch to be presented by Patek Philippe, meaning that it can be worn with either dial facing up — one shows the time, while the other shows the calendar. The “swivel case,” which enables the watches smooth reversal, took an astounding four years to perfect.

Both sides are equally stunning. The 18k rose gold 16.1 mm thick clasp was fully engraved by hand. Even the strap is meticulously designed — hand-stitched and made from alligator.

Patek PhilippeOnly seven of the Grandmaster Chimes will be produced, and Patek Philippe will keep one in the company’s museum in Geneva where it can be admired by the public. 

And for those who want to purchase the remaining six, it's not enough to have $2.5 million in the bank. Lucky customers must also be interviewed by Thierry Stern, the chairman of the watchmaking brand.

"I would like to chat with the client and make sure he's a watch lover and make sure he's going to enjoy the watch for many years," Stern told CNBC.

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The Country With That Badass Female Pilot Is Actually Terrible On Women's Rights


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A bombing raid by a female air force pilot from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) made international headlines last month. But despite the headlines and internet memes, the UAE is not at the forefront of women's rights — not even compared to its Arab neighbors. 

The Emirati regime spends millions of dollars on its image in the United States. With the government keen to highlight its support for the US campaign against ISIS, it packaged the story about Major Mariam Al Mansouri story perfectly for American media. 

CNN was brought in to interview Al Mansouri on the ground, and the UAE's government media agency was there to take and distribute those iconic waving and thumbs-up photos to news outlets. But what you won't find mentioned in many of the gushing media stories is any reference to the true state of women's rights in the UAE.

While glamorized in American films and music videos, is a country where husbands are permitted to beat their wives. There is no legal recourse for marital rape, and the UAE has imprisoned victims who report rape to authorities — including Western tourists

dubai skylineLast year, Nicholas McGeehan, a Gulf researcher at Human Rights Watch, told The Daily Beast the UAE is incredibly focused on maintaining a very progressive image despite the reality that it’s not.”

Horror stories from Western tourists have put a dent in that image. An Australian woman who reported a gang rape to police says she spent 8 months in prison, and British and Norwegian citizens have reportedly received similar treatment.

Prosecutors charge these women for engaging in extra-marital sex, claiming they have no proof the sexual violence they report was non-consensual. According to Human Rights Watch, even Western governments sometimes turn a blind eye to this.

“The UAE is very good at exerting its strategic and economic importance to ensure that its numerous allies in the West don’t raise objections, even when their citizens are mistreated," McGeehan said.

The country's treatment of migrant workers, particularly female domestic servants, has been compared to modern-day slavery. Many of these workers suffer physical violence, sexual abuse, passport confiscation, restrictions on mobility and communications, and even death while trying to escape, according to Human Rights Watch.

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The 10 Best Coffee Shops in New York City


12 Corners coffee shop counterNew York City is flooded with coffee shops all vying to become your number one choice when it comes to satisfying your daily caffeine craving. There seem to be a plenty of options, so the real question is: Which one do you pick?

With help from Yelp reviewers, we give you the best coffee New York City has to offer.  

You will find everything from large cafes with plenty of room for you to read a book or get some studying done, to holes in the wall that, while small, are must-stop coffee shops.

10. La Colombe Torrefaction

319 Church St.

When you walk into La Colombe Torrefaction, you know that the main focus is the farm direct blends it brews and serves to its customers. The cafe is merchandise free, meaning you won't find any CDs or mugs cluttering the cafe, and offers comfortable seating.

Yelp user Xavier S. commented, "If you really want real coffee from a place that focuses on coffee and knows what they're doing, then this is the place for you." 

Note: Yelp's search results are based on an algorithm that is designed to provide the best results based on a number of different factors including review text, ratings, and number of reviews. Because several factors are taken into account, this is why you may see a 3.5-star restaurant with 500 reviews showing above a 4-star one with 15 reviews.

9. Box Kite Coffee

115 St. Marks Pl.
East Village

Box Kite Coffee perfects its presentation when it comes comes to its food and drink offerings.

Yelp reviewer Michelle L. stated, "Everything at Box Kite is awesome — the coffee, food, ambiance, and really friendly people!"  

Note: Yelp's search results are based on an algorithm that is designed to provide the best results based on a number of different factors including review text, ratings, and number of reviews. Because several factors are taken into account, this is why you may see a 3.5-star restaurant with 500 reviews showing above a 4-star one with 15 reviews.

8. Crema BK

182 Driggs Ave.

It's no surprise that Crema BK made the list with its sought-after cold brew, expertly crafted espresso drinks, and delicious treats. 

"Impeccable coffee every single time," said Yelp user Jo H. "The owner couldn't be nicer and the other staff always serve up the perfect shot. Excellent flavor and depth to both hot and cold drinks."

Note: Yelp's search results are based on an algorithm that is designed to provide the best results based on a number of different factors including review text, ratings, and number of reviews. Because several factors are taken into account, this is why you may see a 3.5-star restaurant with 500 reviews showing above a 4-star one with 15 reviews.

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Meet The Science Nerd Whose Face Is About To Be Plastered On YouTube Ads Everywhere


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If you live in New York City or Chicago, chances are you've seen the enormous YouTube ads adorning some billboards and subway trains. Nerdy baker Rosanna Pansino and wacky comedy duo Epic Rap Battles of History are among those who have been featured in recent months.  

The latest YouTube channel to make an appearance is SciShow, an educational program hosted by Hank Green, Michael Aranda, and Caitlin Hofmeister. The team makes six videos a week, with each video answering a question relating to a number of scientific topics, from biology and evolution to astronomy and space travel.

The ad campaign is starting to show up on signs and public transit, and a spot premiered during the Season 5 premiere of AMC's "The Walking Dead" on Sunday. 

"Personally, it feels really weird. My Twitter exploded, our followers and subscribers exploded," Green tells Business Insider. "A friend of mine sent me a picture of me on the side of a bus, and that is, in some ways, even weirder than being on TV." 

With more than 2 million subscribers and 210 million views, SciShow may be a big success now, but it got its start with a different channel, one that was much more informal than this one.

Brothers Hank and John Green uploaded their first YouTube video on Jan. 1, 2007. Called "Brotherhood 2.0," each brother would send a goofy message to each other on whatever topic they felt like talking about that day. 

They uploaded the videos to a channel they called "vlogbrothers" and soon found a wide audience was tuning in to watch. Still, the vlogbrothers experiment was just a fun activity, and the brothers figured they should start a side project in case it wasn't still paying the bills in a few years. 

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That side project was VidCon, a conference of YouTube creators held annually in Anaheim, Calif. In 2010, the conference's first year, 1,400 people attended. In 2014, attendance swelled to 18,000. 

"I never would’ve imagined the path that it took," Green says. "I see YouTube like the transition from movies to TV. And we're still in the early days."

It turns out Hank and John were wrong about vlogbrothers, too. The channel's audience grew so widely after a few years that they were contacted by the YouTube team, which offered to help them start another project. 

"My brother and I had this successful channel that really had no format. It had no format, but we loved — and continue to love — doing it," Hank Green says. "We saw that the direction online video was taking was still an emphasis on personality, but a larger emphasis on actually doing something, in a more branded format, where you do the same thing every episode and people come to expect that." 

Hank and John pitched two educational channel ideas to YouTube — one called CrashCourse, which taught eight different courses in a series of short videos (John is the author of several best-selling novels, including "The Fault in Our Stars" and "Looking for Alaska"); and another one called SciShow, which focused on scientific topics (Hank has degrees in biochemistry and environmental studies). 

YouTube approved both of the ideas, gave the brothers some startup funding, and a year later, both channels had close to 1 million subscribers.

"At the time it was just the two of us, so we needed the help to kickstart things," Green says. "We were really excited to be spending money on educational content." 

SciShow premiered on Jan. 2, 2012, with a video on how non-Newtonian fluids can save lives.

SciShow has grown a great deal since then, and the team now employs a full editorial, production, and operations staff. Green works on between 20 and 25 videos a week across multiple channels. 

"We juggle it by having lots of help," he says. "I've never worked this hard in my life." 

No topic is off-limits at SciShow. Green has a final say on the script, but the writers generally have a lot of freedom to cover topics they're interested in, or questions asked by readers in the comment section or social media sites. 

"Things like Ebola, genetically modified food, or nuclear power — these are things that are important, and a lot of people have made up their minds about it already," Green says. "We focus on doing the topic justice without caging to pressures of people who disagree with science. Science is everywhere." 

To coincide with the launch of the national ad campaign, Green is releasing a series of videos that answer Google's most-searched for questions with science. Today, he answers "How can I get rid of the hiccups?" 

Every weekday until Oct. 28, SciShow will release a video covering Google's other biggest questions, including the science behind love, the Earth's age, beard-growing, the meaning of life, calories, the sky's color, water, sleep, and energy. 

Green says he's excited about the campaign and the potential it has for bringing attention to all the people doing amazing work on YouTube. 

"I started making YouTube videos without there being a way to monetize them. The fact that I get to do it for a living is a happy accident," he says. "There are still times that I feel worn down by the fact that a lot of people in my life don’t understand how cool this is, and I do think this campaign helps legitimize that." 

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The CEO Of Sony Music Is Selling His Ritzy New York City Condo For $11.5 Million


Doug Morris, CEO of Sony Music Entertainment and founder of music-video giant Vevo, has listed his New York City apartment for $11.45 million. 

Morris purchased the two-bedroom condo for $10 million back in 2007.

Amenities include a chef's kitchen, private master suite, and 1,985 square feet of space in the glamorous Plaza Hotel.

The condo faces north, giving it some amazing views of the southern end of Central Park. 

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The inside has some very purple decor.

doug morris condoThe foyer has dark wood and antique mirrors.

doug morris condo

The apartment has two bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. 

doug morris condo

This suite even has its own fireplace.

doug morris condoThe Plaza is a gorgeous New York classic.

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A Washington DC Restaurant Is Charging $1 Extra For ‘Handcrafted’ Ice Cubes In Cocktails


14314883264_3413779e02_oThere has been a resurgence of artisanal products in the past decade, from crafted beers to gourmet cheese.

And now we can add handcrafted ice cubes to the mix.

A restaurant called Second State in Washington, DC will soon open with an extensive cocktail list and prices ranging from $11 to $17.

But there's a catch: If you want a classic Manhattan, it will set you back $14 dollars, unless you also want it on ice, in which case it will cost an extra $1.

Actually, don't even call it "ice" — the drink is “served on a rock.” 

The manager, Phil Clark, told the Washington City Paper that the ice is worth the extra charge because it doesn’t have the “minerally taste” of other lesser ice cubes. It's also “unclouded,” meaning it doesn’t have the bubbles and cracks of normal ice cubes that Clark says can change the experience of a cocktail.

The ice served at Second State will come from a boutique ice company called Favorite Ice, which makes “hand cut ice for cocktails and spirits.”

Second State is not the first restaurant to use artisanal ice cubes as many have been experimenting with ways to make unclouded ice. Half Step in Austin specializes in artisanal ice making and Rye Bar in New York has even done a “thorough investigation into the best bottled water for its two-inch ice spears,” according to the Washington City Paper. 

But, so far, Second State does seem to be the only establishment with an entirely separate surcharge for its fancy ice. Only time will tell if people are willing to pay an extra dollar for frozen water.

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Dramatic Video Shows A Human Chain Rescuing A Stranded Swimmer In Oregon


When a bunch of people got stranded during high tide at the shores of Fogarty Creek State Park, Oregon, one woman could not have made it to safety without help from some brave beachgoers.

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17 'All-American' Foods That Foreigners Find Gross


The US has a bad reputation abroad when it comes to food.

From State Fair monstrosities like deep-fried lobster on a stick to fattening fast food, we're viewed as gluttons who can't get enough fat, sugar, and salt.

But it's not all deep-fried butter and Papa John's garlic sauce that disgusts our foreign friends.

An AskReddit thread asked non-American Reddit users which American foods they considered gross or weird, and some of the responses were kitchen staples that many Americans would consider normal.

Check out some of the top Reddit responses below.

1. Cheese Whiz

“It tastes like plastic and cancer.” - Screech-

cheese whiz in a can easy cheese

2. Grits

“I was in a diner in the south, maybe Mississippi. I asked the waitress what it was, and the look she gave me was uncertain and troubled. All I know is, the man next to me had a penchant for it, and the sound he was making while chewing was uncannily similar to that of a child slapping a bowl of porridge.” - yummy_yummy_red_wine


3. Velveeta Cheese

"I know a lot of folks have already mentioned American cheese, but Velveeta is right up there with Cheeze Whiz on the list of fake 'foods.'" - TheMadBotanist

Velveeta Cheese unwrapped

4. Hershey's Chocolate

"U.S. chocolate or candy is pretty unpleasant to me. Hershey bars have this dusty texture (like 5 weeks after Easter when you come across an uneaten egg) and the taste isn't very rich. Cadbury Dairy Milk used to be awesome, but Kraft bought Cadbury a couple years ago and the recipe seems to be gradually changing." -Protonbeamface

Hershey's chocolate

5. Red Vines

"I tried Red Vines, expecting them to be red ropes of glory. They taste like soap." - CthulhusWhore

red vines liquorice

6. Supermarket Bread

"I still can't stomach the standard supermarket bread here. It's so sweet. Same goes for average burger or hot dog buns." - tigersmadeofpaper

wonder bread

7. Casseroles

"Casseroles made with 'cream of' anything soup. Green bean casserole, tuna casserole, mushroom casserole. I know what those Campbells soups are like, we get them over here, and the idea of using them as a constituent ingredient in a main meal makes me shudder just from the idea of the sodium bomb. Especially those casseroles that are suggested to be topped with crushed chips." - InquisitorVawn

green bean casserole with mushroom soup

8. Root Beer Floats

"My old college friend from Austria thought root beer floats were disgusting." - pokeySoakins

Root beer float

9. Twizzlers

"Twizzlers are so weird. They don't even taste like red liquorice. They taste like cardboard. I was so disappointed when I finally tried them." - movealittlecloser


10. Pop-Tarts

"A friend of ours sent over some Pop Tarts. They were revolting. People actually eat them for breakfast?? I couldn't even stomach two bites." - homovore

Pop Tarts Frosted Strawberry

11. Snow Cones

"Ice with syrup passes for food?" - nanlayo

Obama snow cone

12. Beef Jerky

"Tried this stuff a few months ago. It tasted like plastic and had the texture of worn shoe sole. Impressive how they took a bit of cow and made it entirely inedible." - stw1313

beef jerkey

13. Corn Dogs

"I had one bite of one when I was in Florida and couldn't eat any more. I will never understand why people think they taste good." - Biwton

corn dogs state fair american food

14. Biscuits and Gravy

"I have American cousins. Took me out for breakfast one morning and made me try biscuits and gravy. That gravy is disgusting! The waitress told me that its just lard mixed with flour salt and pepper. Who can eat that in the morning?" - ilovenewtons

Biscuits and gravy

15. American Bacon

"American bacon looks weird to me, it's too thin and every time I see a picture of bacon that someone who lives in America has made they've always cremated it. Juicy bacon is far better!" - RtardDAN

"It's thin, streaky, and tough. It's the one food I miss from the U.K." - bloodyhellalex

bacon sandwich

16. Meatloaf

"Why would I want a loaf of meat? Granted I haven't had it, but it looks gross." - BoChiggedyBoDiddley


17. Breakfast Cereal

"It has all these different colors and weird tastes, and there are marshmallows in some of it too. That's not ideal for a breakfast meal. No wonder why many kids struggle with obesity." - TheInsaneDane

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Maximize Earning Potential By Marrying A Slacker


wedding couple outsideAmbitious women who want to maximize their earning potential have two options: don’t have children or find a low-earning husband.

That’s the conclusion from a new study out of Harvard, “Dynamics of the Gender Gap for Young Professionals in the Financial and Corporate Sectors.”

First things first: This is a study of Chicago Booth MBAs who graduated between 1990 and 2006, so we’re talking about overachievers here. These are kind of people for whom “low-earning” is below six figures and long hours are the norm, so these results don’t necessarily apply to the population at large.

However, the results suggest ambitious women who marry and have children with high-earning men tend to either slow down or give up their own careers to have a family. The study finds that after having children "women’s annual earnings (including the nonemployed) fall modestly in the year of the first birth, and continue declining over the next several years reaching a $100k deficit relative to the base period by five years after the birth.”

The study finds women can mitigate this huge pay gap by having a low-earning spouse (regardless of education level), as Allison Schrager previously wrote. This doesn’t even mean having a stay-at-home dad — just a dad who doesn’t work 80 hours a week (obviously that’s what I meant by “slacker” above).

The study finds that mothers whose spouses earn more than $150,000, and probably work a lot of hours for that salary, are responsible for 52% of childcare. Mothers with lower earning spouses do only 32% of the childcare — a difference almost entirely made up for by taking the kids to daycare.

The other way to maximize earnings is to opt out of the baby track. The study finds that women who marry high-earners but don’t have children work a lot more, and therefore earn a lot more.

Of course, the giant caveat here is this is not a post about ideal way to live — or even how the study’s authors think women should live. This is a post about how women can optimize their life to make the most cash. And on that front, ladies, might I suggest marrying a journalist?

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The 20 Best Cities For Trick-Or-Treating This Year


Zillow is out with its annual ranking of the best cities for trick-or-treaters, and San Francisco once again took the top spot.

The real estate search site determines its ranking by looking at four variables: home values, population density, walkability, and crime data. Zillow says these factors give a good indication of places that provide the most candy in the shortest amount of time, with the fewest safety risks.

Here are the 20 best cities for Halloween treats, according to Zillow:

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Zillow also breaks down top trick-or-treat spots by neighborhood. San Francisco's ritzy Noe Valley is again the best place to gather Halloween candy, according to the site.

Zillow assumed higher home values would translate into wealthier owners buying the good candy — we're talking king-sized chocolate bars — to give out on Halloween.

"San Francisco has some of the highest home values and incomes in the country," Amy Bohutinsky, chief marketing officer for Zillow, told Business Insider last year. "Plus, it's a dense urban area. You can hit lots of single family homes side by side. It's the perfect storm of all our factors."

Below are the top neighborhoods for trick-or-treating in the top 20 cities.

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Paige Cooperstein contributed to this post.

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Iraqi TV Has Launched An Amazing New Sitcom — About ISIS


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While Iraq, the Kurds, Iran, and America's allies continue their military campaign against ISIS, Iraqi artists are attacking the group with a weapon of their own.

A few weeks ago Iraqi TV launched a new sitcom that uses humor, songs, and kitschy costumes to mock the Islamist group that has taken control of numerous towns in the country's north. The title of the show roughly translates to "Fairytale State," though some news outlets have translated it as "State of Superstition."

The sitcom's director, Ali al Qasem, told 7:30 Australia they were fighting against the group's use of fear and terror. "By tackling this issue with humor, you can reduce the fear of Islamic State among people, particularly children," he said

The sitcom is set in a fictional Iraqi town that has been taken over by Islamic state. ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, who is seen hatching from an egg, takes control of the city with his high-strung dwarf sidekick.

At one point, the group is shown bickering over the logo for its flag.

ISIS Sitcom

"The Islamic State's appearance, the way they look, is terrifying. By presenting them in a comedic way, I think we can help people to overcome that fear," al Qasem said

Baghdadi's group goes on to create the "Blood Broadcasting Corporation" — The BBC — with a male anchor welcoming viewers while his female colleague struggles to cover herself with a sheet. 

“Hello and welcome ISIS and infidels," the anchor intones.

Future episodes appear to feature Islamic State holding the Olympics, shooting runners on the track to ensure their athlete wins.

ISIS Sitcom

“The whole world is talking about ISIS — America, France — but once you make fun of them, they’re finished. I think this is the response they deserve," al Qasem said.

In the final scene, Baghdadi conducts a chorus of ISIS militants and former Saddam Generals as they sing about their murderous exploits. Having killed everyone else, Baghdadi begins shooting his own people, and then blows himself up. 

According to Al Arabya, a clip of the show's theme song has gone viral. One clip has reached over 440,000 views on YouTube.

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Meet The Photographer Who Has Shot Alaska's Iditarod Sled Dog Race For 34 Years Straight



Photographer Jeff Schultz has always loved adventure. In 1978, he moved from California's Bay Area to Alaska with dreams of log cabins and self-sufficient living. Since then, he has traveled and photographed all over the state, seeking thrills and great images.

And there's no Alaskan event more thrilling than the Annual Iditarod Race, which pits dog sled racers, known as "mushers," and teams of 16 sled dogs against each other in a slog across more than 1,100 frozen miles of Alaskan wilderness.

Schultz began photographing the event in 1981 and become the Iditarod's official photographer in 1982. He has taken over 50,000 images of every musher, checkpoint, and weather condition imaginable. Next year will be Schultz's 35th time covering the event, and he is releasing a book, titled "Chasing Dogs: My Adventures As The Official Photographer Of Alaska's Iditarod," which includes many of his race photos, as well as stories from the trail. 

We asked him to share with us some photos and insight into the legendary race. More can be seen at his extensive photo website.

Jeff Schultz has been photographing the Iditarod since 1981. He had moved to Alaska three years earlier "seeking adventure," he tells Business Insider.

Schultz first began shooting the race after he took the portrait of Joe Redington Sr., known as the "Father of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race," who helped found the first Iditarod in 1967.

At first, Schultz knew very little about the Iditarod. "I had no idea where the trail really was and how the mushers navigated the trail or how the trail was put in," he says.

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The More Successful Women Are, The More Having Children Costs Them


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High-achieving business women do not typically make 78 cents for every dollar their male peers earn. They make 62 cents for every dollar.

That’s the finding of a new study out of Harvard, “Dynamics of the Gender Gap for Young Professionals in the Financial and Corporate Sectors” (which we wrote about previously here).

The authors studied MBAs who graduated from the University of Chicago’s business school between 1990 and 2006. They found that the further out of school people got, the more the gender gap widened.

The reason? It’s almost entirely penalty for women having children.  

The study finds that recently-graduated MBAs start out with roughly the same incomes, regardless of gender ($115,000 for women and $130,000 for men at the median*). However, as time passes, income levels diverge, with men gradually pulling ahead. Nine years out, women at the median were earning $250,000. Men were earning $400,000, a 60% premium.

There are three reasons the authors list for why women might make less: men tend to have slightly higher grades (and take more finance courses) when they graduate, women take more time off (hello, children!), and women work shorter hours.

It is the last point that seems to be the most important: “The relationship between income and time off is highly nonlinear for those in our sample. Any career interruption—a period of 6 months or more out of work—is costly in terms of future earnings.” The authors find that 10 years after graduating, women are 22 percentage points more likely to have had one of those pay-stalling career interruptions. (Tangentially, it’s interesting to note that the wage penalty for men who elect to take time off appears to be more severe than for women, men just do it less often.)

The important point here is the non-linear nature of the gaps once they begin to form. As you go up the income ladder, equal pay for equal work (per hour) ceases to exist. One of the paper’s authors, Claudia Goldin, has previously written about why these non-linear gaps come about: mostly because of the work cultures at the types of places that employ business school grads, which reward those who are available at the drop of a hat and punish those who need to do things like pick children up from school or be home by dinner.

A banker who misses a late-night client conference call because she’s home with a sick child is going to see her career hurt, whether it’s explicit or not. It’s not right, but it’s currently the way the world works in finance, law, consulting — basically any high-priced service industry. And that’s what makes the pay gap at the top so huge.

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Here's The Ultimate iPhone 6 Camera Review — Shot Entirely With An iPhone 6


When I finally got my hands on the iPhone 6, I was initially impressed by the camera. After further review, though, I realized there weren't that many upgrades made to the camera itself. Watch to find out why the iPhone 6 camera isn't all it's cracked up to be.

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The 10 Funniest Dilbert Comic Strips About Idiot Bosses



It should be comforting that no matter how much you hate your boss, they can't possibly be as bad as the Pointy-Haired Boss.

The idiot middle manager is central to the popular Dilbert comic series, which was the first syndicated comic that focused primarily on the workplace when it launched in 1989. The character embodies the time-wasting, circular-reasoning, and ignorant mentality of bad bosses that many workers are all too familiar with.

"If you've ever had a boss, this probably hits home for you," Dilbert creator Scott Adams tells Business Insider.

To celebrate National Boss Day on Oct. 16, Adams shared his 10 favorite Pointy-Haired Boss strips from the archives of Dilbert.com

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July 2009

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13 Apple Fanboys Who Made The Pilgrimage To Steve Jobs' Childhood Home


Few brands inspire such intense devotion as Apple. Product announcements are huge events, with reporters, celebrities and fans tuning in to see what the company plans to do next. 

Being an Apple fan also means worshipping Steve Jobs, considered by many to be one of the most innovative entrepreneurs of all time.

In 2013, Jobs' childhood home in Los Altos, California, was unanimously named a "historic resource" by the Los Altos Historic Commission. Any future renovations to the property will need to be approved by the city. 

It was in the garage at 2066 Crist Drive that Steve Wozniak and a young Jobs built the first 50 Apple 1 computers in 1976. They later sold the computers to Paul Terrell's Byte Shop in Mountain View before moving operations to Cupertino.

For Apple fanboys from all over the world, taking a picture at the house has now become a goal worthy of a trip to Silicon Valley. 

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The 25 Best Hotels In Europe


Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace

After releasing our lists for the Best Hotels in the World and the Best Hotels in America, we thought it necessary to give you the Best Hotels in Europe.

To find the best of the best we aggregated rankings among reputable travel sources, including Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Condé Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual Reader's Choice Awards), TripAdvisor's Top 25 Hotels In The World (part of its annual Travelers' Choice Awards), and the Fodor's 100 Hotel AwardsClick here to see our methodology.

The best hotels in Europe take us from the rolling hills of Scotland all the way to the ancient ruins of Istanbul.

25. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus

Istanbul, Turkey

The Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus lies on the shores of the Bosphorus Strait. Take in the beautiful indigo waters and mountain views in this former Ottoman palace. 

Rooms from $429 per night

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus

Photo: Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus

24 (TIE). La Sirenuse, Positano

Positano, Italy

This Amalfi Coast hotel features accommodations with hand-painted tile floors and balconies overlooking the bay. Enjoy gourmet Mediterranean cuisine and unparalleled ambiance at the hotel's restaurant, La Sponda (it's lit with over 400 candles), or spend the day on the hotel's boat exploring the Amalfi Coast. 

Rooms from $500 per night

Le Sirenuse

Photo: Le Sirenuse

24 (TIE). Hotel Villa Magna

Madrid, Spain

The historic Hotel Villa Magna's prime location allows guests to explore all that Madrid has to offer. Gwyneth Paltrow, Hugh Jackman, and Cameron Diaz have all stayed at the hotel. 

Rooms from $404 per night 

Villa Magna

Photo: Hotel Villa Magna

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Watch This Rolls-Royce Being Blown Up — They Check Out Some Other Cars Made Into Art


Tyler Shields Blown Up Rolls-Royce

Tyler Shields bought an old Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, kept it for a while, and then took it out to the desert and blew it up. He filmed and photographed the action, and while it wasn't exactly high art, the results will be displayed at a gallery in London.

Artists have a long history of looking at cars and seeing...project potential. Shields seems to making a point about wealth and destruction, in a sort of arch-punk way. Others have been more subtle.

Andy Warhol created this famous BMW "art car":

Andy Warhol Art Car

Jeff Koons also did one:

Jeff Koons Art Car

Chris Burden had himself nailed to the hood of a VW BeetleAnd Ed Ruscha tossed a Royal typewriter out the window of a speeding Buick, took photos, and published an art book, "Royal Road Test."

Here's Shields' video, which features a Austrian waltz on the soundtrack, some pretend gasoline, and some sort of dangerous relationship:


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A 19-Year-Old's Face-Tracking Software Will Change The Way People With Autism Recognize Emotions


catalin voss, stanford

By the time he was 15, Catalin Voss produced the No. 1 podcast on the Germany iTunes stores and commuted back and forth between his native Heidelberg and Silicon Valley to work for Steve Capps, one of the designers of the original Macintosh Apple computer.

During freshman year at Stanford University, the coding prodigy added "CEO" to his résumé.

His company, Sension, is a visual interface company seeking to revolutionize the way we learn. Voss, 19, and a small team of Sension employees and Stanford affiliates developed a facial recognition software that works with a simple webcam, allowing anyone to make videos that respond to the viewer.

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In the early days of Sension's development, Voss realized that all his peers were bringing laptops, tablets, and other devices equipped with monocular webcams to class. "Why can't you interact with them in a more sophisticated way?" Voss asked himself. So he set out to solve a problem in online education: boredom.

sension, catalin voss

If you're watching a lecture on your laptop, Sension's software might prompt you with a question if it senses you're not paying attention, or explain a subject matter further if you appear confused. The product can verify the identity of the test-taker, making cheating nearly impossible, and provide teachers with unparalleled analytics on what questions stumped students the most.

Voss built out the business in the education sector and gained several customers, including Mindflash, an online business training software company. Another unnamed customer will help roll out Sension's technology in all the major standardized testing associations and universities in the next year.

"That is Sension, the business," Voss says, the money-maker. But that first summer after entering Stanford, Voss experienced what he calls his "ah-ha" moment.

"We had built a lightweight face-tracker, something that could track and understand many points in a person's face. We could use it on a mobile device, so why shouldn't it run on what's essentially a cheap Android phone tied to your head?"

He imported the software into a Google Glass app. It worked, and was able to identify the feelings of the subject that the wearer looked at. Suddenly the uses for his product doubled, and he realized that the software had vast applications in the autism community.

sension, google glass, catalin voss

People on the autistic spectrum often have difficulty in judging the emotional expression of faces. While little is known about how individuals with autism misinterpret this information, we know the impairment worsens over time, according to new research from Georgetown University.

The "ah-ha" moment hit home for Voss, whose cousin was diagnosed with autism and has trouble recognizing facial expressions. He was familiar with the educational tools used at the time, namely flashcards, and decided Sension products could provide those social cues in real time.

While wearing the computerized eyewear, the user locks in on a person's face. The display then reads the person's emotion and reports it to the user by audio or text. "Happy." "Surprised." "Upset."

In summer 2013, Sension was admitted to the prestigious Summer@Highland program, a collegiate startup accelerator sponsored by Highland Capital Partners. An $18,000 grant allowed Voss and his cofounder, Stanford sophomore Jonathan Yan, to hire coders and continue development on these two applications of Sensions: one for online education and one for the autism community.

Voss says he then reached a crossroads. "We had built all this interesting stuff, and had to ask, what are we going to do now? People asked, 'Are you going to drop out of school?'" Voss says.

He resolved to stay at Stanford and split his time between being a student and running a company at the age of 19. The university ecosystem offered him support he wasn't ready to walk away from. Stanford provides work space, advisers, funding, and most importantly, the ability to conduct clinical trials.

This fall, the team — thanks to generous funding and support from The Wall Lab at Stanford Medical School, among others — plans to launch clinical trials with 30 to 40 participants. "We're trying to figure out how to build something that [people with Autism] actually want to use," Voss says. He's asking questions like, does visual or audio feedback make more sense? Should the app alert the user of a person's expression or wait until they've made eye contact to make the identification? He hopes kids from the clinical trial will take the devices home by the end of the year to test them in their everyday environments.

catalin voss, stanford

In the meantime, Voss will continue to grow both divisions of Sension and go where his passion takes him. He will be one to watch in Silicon Valley, considering he's caught the eyes of Wired, The Dish Daily, USA Today, SF Gate, and more media outlets before being old enough to buy a drink at a bar.

He remains humble. When I asked Voss for his best hiring advice, as an underclassman interviewing doctorate candidates for his startup, his response surprised me. 

"I look for people who are better at stuff and smarter than me. I believe that's a good practice in general," Voss laughs. "It works well when you're young — everyone is older than you and has more experience."

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