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13 Awesome Gifts For Your Favorite Skier

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Winter weather is upon us, which means it's time to get ready to hit the slopes. 

There are tons of new ski gadgets and accessories on the market that would make great holiday gifts.

From Camelbaks and helmets to the latest in footwarming technology, here are 11 gifts for the skiing enthusiasts in your life. 

A new boot bag will make it easier to travel with your gear.

Boot bags take a serious beating during ski season, from inside and out. Upgrade to a lightweight boot bag from High Sierra. It has a ventilation system that will let your boots properly dry after a day on the slopes, backpack-style straps, and zipper pockets for all your gear.

Price:$129.99



Bluetooth-enabled goggles will help you meet up with your friends on the slopes.

These Bluetooth-enabled goggles use a bone conduction microphone so you can communicate clearly on the mountain without the interference of wind. You can chat with up to six friends within 1,600 feet of each other, and a full charge will last you 12 hours. 

Connect wirelessly to your iPhone so you can automatically answer incoming calls or play music while you shred the slopes. 

 Price: $299.95



A high-quality helmet will keep you both comfortable and safe.

A good helmet is a must these days, and the Smith Vantage helmet is a great one. Twenty-one adjustable vents help you change your temperature appropriately for both winter storms and sunny skies, while the constant movement of air keeps your goggles from getting foggy. The helmet comes in a variety of colors, so you'll be looking stylish while keeping your head safe. 

Price: $22o



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The 10 'Worst' Toys To Buy This Holiday Season

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World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.AT.C.H.) has released its annual “10 Worst Toys” list, just in time for the holiday season.

The toys on this year's list spanned age groups from infants to eight- year-olds, and included all types of toys from a colorful hedgehog doll to a "battle hammer" for three years olds.

"Toy guns, bottle rockets, and bows and arrows on the list this year may seem exciting and intriguing to children, but have the real potential to lead to tragic, sometimes deadly consequences," W.A.T.C.H. said in a press release. 

The "worst" toy this year, according to the list, was the Air Storm Firetek Bow, which shoots glowing arrows 145 feet. W.A.T.C.H. says the warnings weren't adequate, though we can see how kids would love it.

A more sobering toy on the list was the Swat Electric Machine Gun, which comes with a warning that it could be mistaken for a real weapon — something that does tragically happen.

See the full list below. 

1. Air Storm Firetek Bow, $15-$24.97

Marketed to children eight and above, the warnings on this toy include not pulling back arrows “at more than half strength” (even though they can fly up to 145 feet) and not playing in complete darkness even though the illuminated arrows are designed for “night or day.”

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2. Radio Flyer Ziggle, $39.99

Children between three and eight years old apparently are supposed to swerve and spin on this thing. Since children are encouraged to play on it outside, W.A.T.C.H. says a car could hit the child since the toy is low to the ground.

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3. Catapencil, $3.99

“Because the pencil is mightier than the sword” is what the packaging says, but W.A.T.C.H. warns that “sharpened pencils should not be marketed as playthings, much less a miniature slingshot-style launcher.”

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4. The Alphabet Zoo Rock & Stack Pull Toy, $19.99

This may seem like a fun toy for babies (18 months and over), but there is a choking hazard. According to W.A.T.C.H., there’s a possibility of strangulation since the cord is 20 inches long, and not the standard 12 inches the industry requires for safety.

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5. Swat Electric Machine Gun, $9.99

This replica of a real weapon was designed for the amusement of kids ages five and older. But the packaging warns that “this product may be mistaken for an actual firearm by law enforcement officers and others.” This isn’t just scary for kids — it’s scary for adults, too.

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6. Wooden Instruments, $9.97

There are no warnings on the packaging for these cute, eco-friendly instruments, but W.A.T.C.H. is nervous about the drumstick. “The manufacturer provides no warnings regarding the slender, rigid approximately 4½” long drumstick, which has the potential to be mouthed and occlude a child’s airway,” it says.

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7. Bottle Rocket Party, $14.99

It should be pretty obvious why these bottle rockets (for children eight and above) could be bad news. The kit warns that the rockets should be played with “under the strict supervision of adults” and comes with yellow caution tape, but no safety goggles for “rocketeers,” according to W.A.T.C.H.

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8. LIL’ Cutesies! Best Friends Doll, $4.84 - $7.99

This doll — touted as “the perfect friend for your little one” (ages 2+) — comes with a decorative bow made with ribbon that can detach and poses a choking hazard, according to W.A.T.C.H.

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9. True Legends Orcs Battle Hammer, $14.49

This hard plastic hammer is marketed for kids three years old and over, but measures almost two feet in length. Despite the fact that wielding such a hammer has the potential to cause blunt impact injuries, there are no warnings or cautions with this toy.

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10. The Colored Hedgehog, $10.99

This soft, colorful hedgehog is sold for infants, but can cause a choking hazard since its long hair is not "adequately rooted" and can be easily torn off and eaten, according to W.A.T.C.H.

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You can read through all of the warnings and see the toys at the W.A.T.C.H. website.

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The 'Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills' Were Not Happy About Their Reality Show's Title

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"The Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills" may have been the E! network's breakout reality hit when it premiered earlier this year, but the six wealthy best friends-turned-cast mates from the 90210 zip code were not initially happy with the show's title.

rich kids of beverly hills"The name of the show wasn’t chosen until after," one of the show's stars, Dorothy Wang, tells Business Insider. "Basically, we had a show as a group of friends with no title. It was called 'The Morgan and Dorothy Project' for the longest time. And then once we got the show, we shot the pilot, and they go, 'Oh by the way, it’s going to be called 'Rich Kids of Beverly Hills.'"

The "Rich Kids," who all come from very comfortable backgrounds, were not pleased.

"We were like, 'What?!' All of us were all taken aback by it," says Dorothy, an heir to her father's $4 billion retail real estate empire. "We were like, 'Our parents are going to kill us, people are going to hate us.' In the beginning, we all did not love the title."

Dorothy, who "waited until we had to sign our contracts to tell my family about the show," finally broached the topic of the title with her parents. "They literally said, 'Well, can we change it?'"

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"My dad finally said, 'You’re in a really unique position. Yes, you’re a rich kid, but you are also so much more and this would allow you to show that to the world. And you have a way to disprove the negative images of rich kids.'"

Dorothy's father founded the Golden Eagle International Group in Nanjing and turned it into one of the country's largest mall chains, with stores in 15 cities, according to Forbes.

Now two seasons into the reality show loosely based on the popular Tumblr "Rich Kids of Instagram," Dorothy says her father is fully on board.

"He is always reminding me of his motto: 'Are you adding value to society?' So he will sit down with me and be like, 'What value are you going to add to this episode?' He wants it to be bigger than the fluff and fun. He understands that it’s for entertainment, but at the same time he wants me to be true to myself and not get caught up in the fun of it. He wants me to do something legitimate with it all."

Clearly her father's influence is rubbing off. In the pilot episode, which was viewed by over a million people, Dorothy organizes a blood drive for her friends.

Dorothy Wang Rich Kids Beverly Hills family parents"I do think our family is surprisingly grounded and relatable," Dorothy explains of her billionaire upbringing. "We like nice vacations and nice things, but I’ll go to Costco with my mom. We’ll eat in hole in the wall restaurants while traveling. We like nice things, but we also value the simpler things. I think a lot of that is because when I was younger, we would travel to China and my parents would take us to the orphanages and we would work with the kids, so we knew how fortunate we were. We’re not better than anyone else."

Ultimately, Dorothy says, "It became a mission for us to take the stigma out of the [show] title. I think as the show progresses, the stigma of the title goes away more and more as people see who we really are.” 

Today, Dorothy says, her parents "let me be me.”

SEE ALSO: How A Billionaire Heiress Ended Up Joining 'Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills'

MORE: Here's The Definition Of 'Funemployed,' According To A 'Rich Kid Of Beverly Hills'

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Meet The Egyptian Families Who Live Among The Tombs In Cairo's Massive Cemetery

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In southeastern Cairo, a city that's home to nearly 18 million people, lies El'Arafa cemetery. It's estimated that anywhere between 500,000 and 1 million Egyptians live in the 4-mile-long cemetery, which has led it to be dubbed the City of the Dead.

In the cemetery, families, power lines, multi-story buildings, and a post office mingle with the graves, tombs, and mausoleums. There are often three generations of Egyptians living in the necropolis, many of whom have been there since the 1950s.

The settlement is far from legal, but the Egyptian government has long since given up on evicting residents. Doing so would require the unattractive proposition of moving the inhabitants to state-built apartments or forcing the creation of alternate slums.

Iraq-Canadian photographer Tamara Abdul Hadi recently visited the City of the Dead to document the daily life of a family in the slum, which for the most part resembles any other part of the world, except for the fact that they live and sleep just feet from their ancestors.

Hadi shared some of the photos with us here, but you can check out the rest at her website.

While at El'Arafa, Hadi met the Abdel-Lateefs, led by the family's patriarch, seen here, who moved to the necropolis in 1966. He and his wife, Atiyat, have raised five children at the cemetery, all of whom have grown up, gotten jobs in the area, and have kids of their own. All three generations live in the cemetery.

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The Abdel-Lateefs are not the only ones. Thousands of families have been living in the cemetery since the presidency of Gamal Nasser in the 1960s. During Nasser's presidency, rapid urbanization and the modernization of industries in and around Cairo lead to a massive migration that the city was ill-equipped to handle. The City of the Dead was one of the many slums to form as a result.

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Many of the first inhabitants of the cemetery were caretakers of the property, who dug graves and guarded the mausoleums. The original cemetery caretakers have passed the jobs on to their children. Caretakers can make $125 a month, a good amount compared to the 40% of Egyptians who live on $2 a day.

"I'm not ashamed of living here. This is my home," one woman, whose husband is a gravedigger, told Hadi.

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Those who don't work at the cemetery work in odd jobs in the surrounding neighborhood or sell food or produce from street carts.

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Most residents live in large tombs or mausoleums that they have outfitted with the comforts of a home, including a small kitchen, a garden, and a bedroom. The Abdel-Lateefs have a small shack to sleep in and an outdoor space where they cook, eat dinner, and watch TV. 

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The Abdel-Lateefs, like many families, live on a family burial plot. This bedroom is a mausoleum. The boys are playing Playstation above where their uncle is buried.

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Life in the City of the Dead is actually far better than in other slums in Cairo. Many of the tombs are larger and cleaner than other slum living quarters and many residents have gardens and courtyards, an impossibility in other areas.

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Those living in the cemetery get creative with their living situation. These kids were using a mausoleum door as a goal for a soccer game.

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The number of people in the cemetery has swelled since the 2011 revolution. Increased poverty and unemployment rates have driven more people to look for the free rent that the cemetery provides. Crime has increased in the cemetery as well.

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How C. Wonder Became One Of The Hottest Fashion Brands In America

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c. wonder storeIn just three years, C. Wonder has become one of the top lifestyle brands. 

Morgan Stanley recently named the fashion retailer one of the top accessories companies, along with industry heavyweights Michael Kors, Coach, Tory Burch, and Vera Bradley. 

The retailer had a controversial beginning, thanks to drama fueled by founder Chris Burch's celebrity ex-wife Tory Burch. 

Fans of C. Wonder love its preppy aesthetic, bright colors, and accessories galore. Celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lopez have been spotted wearing the gear.

The company has 32 regular and outlet stores right now but is planning an international expansion.

C. Wonder was started in 2011 by Chris Burch, a retail investor and entrepreneur with several successful brands under his belt.



He used to be married to lifestyle mogul Tory Burch. Insiders credit his expertise (and million-dollar investment) for the initial success of her company, which is worth billions today.



C. Wonder (which operates in brick-and-mortar and online) is full of bright colors, monograms, and preppy patterns.



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Airbnb Is Giving Customers A Chance To Spend A Night In A Tricked Out Airplane

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No one wants to be forced to spend the night at an airport. 

The dreaded experience usually involves clinging to your luggage while trying to cram yourself into a tiny gate chair

But the new installment of Airbnb’s “Night At” campaign might just make you think differently. 

Technically, you wouldn't be staying in the actual airport, but on the airport’s runway — in your very own private airplane apartment. 

In Airbnb’s latest move to provide travelers with eccentric experiences, the company has teamed up with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines airlines to give three winners a chance to spend the night in an aircraft “loft.”

Unfortunately, the first house rule is “no flying.” 

Airbnb Airplane Loft The dutch airline has transformed one of its jets into a temporary living space, and with the help from the design and branding firm TANK, the cabin has been transformed into a stylish “loft space.”

They filled a plane that was parked on the runway of the busy Schiphol Airport with all the amenities of an apartment. The plane now has a spacious living room, a master bedroom, two children’s beds, eight bathrooms, two kitchens, and even a home cinema (although the cinema will apparently only play films related to flying, so you might get stuck watching “Snakes On A Plane.”) 

Airbnb Airplane Loft KLM asks that you “treat our plane like you treat your own plane.” Which means that the other house rules include: no marshmallow roasting with the jet engines, no smoking when the non-smoking sign is on, and the use of the inflatable emergency slide is strictly off limits. 

The listing also asks that you kindly make sure to water the plants and feed the fish.

Airbnb Airplane Loft The plane has 116 windows through which you can watch other planes on the runway take off and land. The airplane apartment also has a a giant cockpit panorama window. 

Airbnb Airplane Loft Only three winners will be picked to stay in this stylish aircraft loft. KLM will fly the winners out to Amsterdam, and they will be able to spend the nights of November 28, 29, and the 30th in the renovated jet. 

 

Airbnb Airplane Loft This is just the latest in strange accommodations from Airbnb “Night At” campaign — previous listing include a chance to spend the night in one of Ikea’s fake homes, a historic French Châteaux, and one of London’s largest bookstores

Airbnb Airplane Loft For more information on the airplane loft, check out the listing here

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Fitbit Is Going Into Nike Territory With This Inspiring Ad

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Fitness tracking company Fitbit just launched its first-ever video ad. The campaign coincides with the rollout of new products, which include a "fitness super watch" called the Surge. 

The advertisement was created by Argonaut, a boutique creative agency in San Francisco, and its music features Brett Anderson, the lead singer of The Donnas. The ads were directed by Daniel and Katine Mercadante, an acclaimed filmmaking team that has produced campaigns for brands such as Apple, Facebook and Volkswagen. 

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How To Dress Like Silicon Valley's Elite

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Silicon Valley is generally better known for its high tech than for its high fashion.

But while it's true that many startup founders are still sporting the casual hoodie look, others are raising the bar for style. 

We've rounded up some tech executives who have their own signature sense of style. They all express themselves in different ways, though some are decidedly more fashionable than others.

Square CEO Jack Dorsey is considered by many to be one of the most stylish men in tech, regularly donning leather jackets and slim suits by Prada and Hermès. He's also grabbed attention with his Dior Homme reverse-collar dress shirts, a sort of stylish take on the popped collar. You can snag a similar style from Frank Michel's online store for $80.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg opts for a less avant-garde look. In a recent Q&A with Facebook users, Zuckerberg explained that he wears the same grey t-shirt every day because it allows him to keep his mind clear for bigger decisions. You can buy a similar one at Gap for $16.95.

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Box CEO Aaron Levie typically sports a slim-cut J.Crew suit and Pumas or Tigers on his feet. You can find similar shoes for $60 on Zappos, which Levie has said "should get a Nobel Prize for awesomeness." The J. Crew blazer retails for $405.

Buy the shoes from Zappos »

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Newark Airport Is Undergoing A Massive Renovation — Here's What It Will Look Like Inside

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It's about to get a lot more enjoyable to wait for a flight at Newark Liberty International Airport's United Terminal.

An ambitious new $120 million makeover plan of Terminal C by airport amenity manager OTG includes 55 new restaurants headed by celebrated chefs (see the list here), new retail spaces, and visual upgrades galore.

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As part of the plan, OTG will be installing 6,000 new iPads so passengers can order from the fancy new menus.When passengers sit down at one the iPads, they scan their boarding pass or enter their United MileagePlus account number. The screen then shows updated flight information, which is always visible, even when the screen shifts to the food menus of the new restaurants. 

Shopping is also possible from the iPads, and passengers can order travel amenities like ear buds or a neck pillow. Orders are expected to arrive at your seat in 15 minutes, and passengers can pay for both food and other items with either credit card or their MileagePlus award points.

For the tech obsessed, there will also be power outlets at every seat and over 10,000 in total.

Master architect David Rockwell's Rockwell Group, which has designed everything from the Academy Awards to restaurants, was behind over half of the spaces in the new terminal. According to Fast Company, this includes the "beer garden" with an intricate metal roof and an Italian-style cafe area with huge columns.

NewarkAirport1"We didn't really believe them when they said they wanted this," Rockwell told Fast Company. "We did something that was kind of out there and they said 'Well, we'd really like it to be incredible.' That's when I realized this is really about pushing the boundary of these airport spaces and making them [about] communalfood and art."

Renovations for the new restaurants have already started and existing restaurants will continue to close gradually so the spaces can be updated. The first new restaurants will be open for business in summer of 2015, with the whole project completed in 2016. 

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Disney's Live-Action Version Of 'Cinderella' Finally Gets A Full-Length Trailer

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Disney hopes to repeat the success of its 2014 Summer hit "Maleficent" next spring when it releases a live-action update of its animated classic "Cinderella." Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the movie stars Lily James. She is best known for her role as the mischievous cousin Rose on "Downton Abbey."

The trailer also features Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother, along with plenty of CGI-driven magic and excitement. The movie is scheduled to be released in March 2015.

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This Clever App Scans Wine And Beer Bottles To Help You Find Drinks You'll Love

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Most people stick to what they know when shopping for beer or wine, cautious to guess wrong and end up with a bottle or 6-pack they don't like.

A new app called Next Glass is trying to fix that, and its solution works pretty well.

The concept behind Next Glass is simple: You hold your phone up to a beer or wine bottle, and the app scans it and presents you with a score based on your preferences, along with its calorie count and alcohol by volume.

The idea is that as you're shopping, you can whip out your smartphone and find something new to try that you're sure to love.

It's all done with augmented reality, meaning you're not taking a picture of the bottle. All the calculations are being done on the fly, and the rating and calorie breakdown hover next to the bottle's image in the app as your hand moves it around.

Here's how it looks in action.

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If your friends use Next Glass, you can use the app to help you choose a bottle of wine that everyone likes, with the app displaying your friends' rating alongside your own.

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Next Glass gets smarter as you rate more bottles, too.

When you open the app for the first time, you're asked to rate a handful of beer and wine brands. Next Glass only needs five or so ratings to start building a preference profile for you, but it's actually pretty fun to swipe through the different brands, assigning them a rating of one to five stars.

Next Glass has over 23,000 bottles of beer and wine in its inventory, and each one has been tested with a mass spectrometer so that it's chemical makeup can go into the Next Glass recommendation system.

If you're not at the store, you can browse through brands or search for a specific type and you'll see your rating right there.

So how does it work in the wild?

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In practice, Next Glass was a lot of fun to use. While it didn't always recognize every bottle at the 7-Eleven down the street, it recognized 9 out of the 10 beer bottles I scanned at the Duane Reade, along with every brand in the office fridge.

It's not going to recognize every bottle at your local winery or your local bartender's private collection, but that's not what Next Glass is for, it's aimed more at the average person shopping at their local grocery store.

Once you find a bottle you like, Next Glass makes it easy to share it on your favorite social network, but I think most people will have fun just using the app to discover new drinks in a fun way.

To try out Next Glass for yourself, you can download it for Android here and for iOS right there, or watch the launch video of the app in action below.

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Here's The New Football Field-Long Megascreen In Times Square That Google Will Take Over

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A brand new high-definition video display made its debut this week in front of the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square.  

The screen runs nearly a length of a football field from 45th to 46th Street along Broadway, and is 8 stories tall. The display is made up of 24 million pixels and it is the highest resolution LED of its size in the world.

Google will be the debut advertiser, taking over the screen from November 24 until the end of the year in an undisclosed deal. 

Produced by Devan Joseph. Video courtesy of AP. 

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15 Things Successful People Do In Their 20s

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Your 20s are a time of major transitions.

The choices you make in this critical decade lay the foundation for your career, relationships, health, and well-being.

While nothing can replace learning through firsthand experience, you can save some stress by listening to those who have already been through it.

We've scoured our archives and the web to find the best advice for how to make your 20s as enjoyable and productive as possible.

Here are 15 things that successful people do in their 20s:

1. They learn to manage their time.

When you're just starting to build your career, it can be difficult to arrange your days for maximum productivity.

As Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based entrepreneur and author, explains in his presentation "26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known At 20," setting deadlines for everything you're working on and avoiding multitasking are two keys to effectively managing your time.

2. They don't prioritize money above all else.

While there are those who spend their 20s drifting without direction, there are others who are so afraid of failure that they take a job solely because it provides a comfortable paycheck. But, says Quora user Rich Tatum, that job you're not interested in quickly becomes a career, and by the time you're 30, it's a lot harder to start pursuing your passion.

The key, says author Cal Newport, is to pursue something that you're passionate about and is valuable to employers.

3. They save.

A Bankrate survey of 1,003 people found that 69% of those ages 18-29 had no retirement savings at all. Twenty-somethings who don't have enough foresight to recognize that one day they're going to retire and need money to live on are missing out on years of money gained through interest.

Entrepreneur Aditya Rathnam says there's no need to start investing too much, since you're just starting your career, but it's essential to take advantage of your company's 401(k) matching program, if one is available, and/or open an IRA account.

4. They develop a debt repayment plan.

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Seventy percent of college students graduated with an average of $30,000 in student loan debt last year, but that doesn't mean that debt is somehow a badge of adulthood.

Debt will start to haunt you, says Quora user Thea Pilarczyk. Develop a repayment plan that lets you pay off your loans as quickly as you are able to and is within your means, and use credit cards to build credit, not pay for things you can't afford.

5. They take care of their health.

As each year goes by, it becomes harder to start a sustained exercise regimen, and harder still to recover from a late night of drinking.

While you're still young, says Quora user Mo Seetubtim, develop healthy habits that will set you up for the next phase of life. Enjoy your vices in moderation, eat well, and choose a workout over a happy hour now and then.

6. They're persistent.

If you're an ambitious 20-something who thinks that adulthood means having things figured out, then getting fired from a job, ending a serious relationship, or having your company fail can be devastating. But the truly successful are able to learn from what went wrong and move forward all the wiser.

"Getting fired and waking up the next day as usual made me realize that failure isn't the end of the world. Getting dumped taught me the difference between a good and a bad relationship, something I already knew inside but refused to accept until the bad relationship was over," says Carolyn Cho on Quora.

7. They don't try to please everyone.

Your 20s are a time to start building a network that will establish a foundation for your career. If you know that, it's a good idea to be on friendly terms with your boss, clients, and all of your coworkers. Eventually, however, you're going to meet people you don't like and those who don't like you. That's normal, and not a sign that you should change yourself, as long as everything else is going well.

"Inevitably, someone will always dislike you. I wish I had figured this out a lot earlier and stopped trying so hard and worrying so much about it," says Cho.

8. They're flexible.

While it's good to set career goals that keep you focused and motivated, you should avoid getting caught up in intricate five-year plans, Joe Choi says on Quora.

Author and investor James Altucher says that one of the main problems he's found among people in their 20s is that they get caught up in absolutes. He recommends keeping yourself flexible and open to new experiences. There's a good chance that the ideal life you envisioned for yourself at age 20 doesn't resemble the one that ultimately makes you happy at age 30.

9. They keep learning.

Degrees from elite universities may make you smarter and help your reputation, but they won't count for much if you don't keep learning as you go.

Read as much as you can about your industry, and learn to develop skills that you probably never would study in a classroom like "the abilities to assimilate, communicate, and persuade," Tatum says.

10. They travel as much as possible.

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When you're just starting out, you probably don't have much disposable income. But just because you can't take a week-long ski trip in Switzerland doesn't mean you should confine yourself to the space between work and home.

Your twenties, Shikhar Argawal says on Quora, are a time when "you are mature enough to go out on your own and immature enough to learn from others." Break out of your bubble as much as you can afford to, and don't ignore career opportunities far from home if they arise.

11. They maintain important relationships.

"Your college pals that you think will be your best pals for life? Some will still be there at 40, most will be living their lives doing their thing," says Sutherland Cutter on Quora. As everyone is figuring out their lives, you'll realize that relationships take work to maintain.

It's worth staying in touch with former coworkers and buddies, though. The 1973 study "The Strength of Weak Ties" by Mark Granovetter of Johns Hopkins University found that the weak ties you share with acquaintances are most often the connections that get you ahead, since they have access to different networks and ideas from you.

12. They let things go.

Picking fights and holding grudges will make you miserable, Tatum says, whether that's in your personal or professional life.

You'll realize soon enough that your hard work won't always be recognized, either, Rahul Bhatt writes on Quora. But never let that be an excuse to be lazy or bitter.

13. They think about the impact of their decisions.

You should definitely use the time when you're still single and without kids to take bigger risks than you otherwise would, but that isn't a call to live recklessly.

A decision you make in a few seconds off an emotional impulse "can rob you of years of joy and happiness," Tatum writes.

14. They understand that their parents aren't always right.

Quora user Arpan Roy writes that as he looks back on his 20s, he's come to see that even though he loves his parents and appreciates their advice, it wasn't always the best for him.

As you grow older, you'll come to see your parents less as authority figures and more as people just doing the best they can. "After all, your parents are human, and humans are not correct all the time," Roy says.

15. They're honest.

The deceitful manipulation of others and sucking up to superiors can only take you so far — they're not the keys to a lasting, fruitful career.

"The truth has a way of rearing its ugly head, so the sooner you can come to integrity with yourself and the world at large, the sooner you'll be able to get working towards what you really want, who you really want to be," Arjuna Perkins says.

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What It Was Like To Hear Jeff Bezos Pitch Amazon In 1994

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Documentary photographer Doug Menuez has spent time with some of the most notable figures in Silicon Valley. 

But it was during a 1994 trip to Aspen, Colorado, when he met a young Jeff Bezos, who was looking for funding for his brand-new company. Both Menuez and Bezos were in Aspen for an event held by venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins.

"He was wearing this shirt that said 'Amazon' on it. My wife is Brazilian, so she said, 'Let's go talk to him,'" Menuez said to Business Insider. 

Menuez, his wife, and Bezos all got on a gondola together. Bezos used the 20-minute ride to practice his pitch for Amazon. 

"I said, 'You're going to kill my local bookstore.' But it was amazing," Menuez said. "Some things you hear and you just know it's going to work." 

Menuez says that Bezos was open and friendly when talking about his new company. 

"He was really smart, and you could see his passion," Menuez said. "The thing about that story is that it shows that if you have enough guts and passion, you can make your dream happen." 

Several photos of Bezos appear in Menuez's new book, "Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley." Menuez spent 15 years behind the scenes at major Silicon Valley companies, including Apple, Adobe, and Sun Microsystems.  

"I do wish I could've gone back and done Amazon and Google," Menuez said. "It's an imperfect record."

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5 Books Celebrity Life Coach Tony Robbins Thinks Everyone Should Read

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Over the past 30 years, millions of people have seen a Tony Robbins presentation, listened to one of his audio lessons, or read one of his books.

In his career as a life coach, Robbins has worked with a wide range of powerful people, including President Bill Clinton, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, and hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones.

We spoke with him recently and asked him what books he recommends to anyone, regardless of where they are in their career.

Scroll down to see five of his favorites.

"Man's Search For Meaning" by Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl was an Austrian neuroscientist and psychiatrist who survived three years in concentration camps during the Holocaust. In 1959, he published his meditation on what separated those who were able to find the meaning that helped them survive from those who gave up. "Man's Search for Meaning" has gone on to sell over 12 million copies around the world.

"I don't give a damn how rich you are financially or how abundant you are with your family or love, we all experience extreme stress in our life at some point," Robbins says. "It's the ultimate equalizer. If it's not you, it will be someone in your family, and so the ability to find meaning in the most difficult times, I think, is one of the most important skills of life, and there's probably not a greater example than that book." 

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"As A Man Thinketh" by James Allen

The British author James Allen predates Napoleon Hill ("Think and Grow Rich") and Dale Carnegie ("How to Win Friends and Influence People") as a pioneer of the self-help movement. His most influential work is "As a Man Thinketh," published in 1908.

Robbins says he's read it more than a dozen times and often gives the book as a gift because it's concise, easy to read, and profound. "It's the whole concept of understanding that your thoughts really, truly shape everything in your life that you feel and experience," he says.

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"The Singularity Is Near" by Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil is Google's director of engineering, a vocal futurist and transhumanist, and one of Robbin's good friends. His book, "The Singularity Is Near," details his theory that humanity will reach a point of "technological singularity" by the year 2045, a point from which machine intelligence progresses so rapidly that it exceeds humanity's ability to fully comprehend it.

Robbins sees Kurzweil as something of a prophet. "I believe anticipation is power, that if you are going to have a great life, you don't want to react to everything," he says. "Where the world is going and what technology is leading us to in terms of the evolution of humanity is an incredibly valuable thing to understand."

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How A Group Of Yale Students Pulled Off The Greatest College Prank Of All Time

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Mike Kai and David Aulicino were seniors at Yale in 2004 when they, along with 20 friends dressed as the fictional "Harvard Pep Squad," boldly entered Harvard's football stadium and convinced close to 2,000 unsuspecting Crimson fans to help spell out two words — "WE SUCK."

The prank — brilliant in its simplicity — actually took more than a year of planning to properly execute. For the 10th anniversary of the "WE SUCK" gag, Business Insider spoke with Kai and Aulicino, who explained just how they were able to pull off one of the greatest college pranks of all time.

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Kai and Aulicino first met during their freshman year at Yale, when they were randomly placed into the same residential college, Pierson. According to Kai, the two bonded by "concocting random plans together" — among their earliest endeavors were building a hot tub using an inflatable pool and garden hoses, and a foam machine made with parts from Home Depot.

By their junior year, the duo had moved on to bigger projects. While throwing around some prank ideas for the annual Harvard Crimson-Yale Bulldogs football game — a massive event for both universities known simply as "The Game" — one of their friends suggested getting Harvard fans to unknowingly spell out an embarrassing message.

"It was one of those things where you're sitting around with some buddies drinking beer and one guy says 'Wouldn't it be cool if....' I woke up the next day and couldn't shake the idea. It haunted me. At first, it was a matter of getting the ball rolling, building the team, coming up with the strategy. But later, once we invested so much time and money into it, there was no turning back," Kai wrote in a Reddit AMA two years ago.

So, with the help of some friends, then-Yale juniors Kai and Aulicino attempted to pull off a large scale prank that would truly surprise their Ivy League rivals. As luck would have it, The Game — which switches between New Haven and Cambridge every year — was at the Yale Bowl in 2003, giving them a literal home field advantage.

The First Attempt

The Yale crew's original plan was to enter the stadium before The Game started, and leave red and white construction paper underneath the seats of Harvard fans. The paper was to be laid out specifically so that when raised, the completed design would spell out "WE SUCK."

However, Kai, Aulicino, and the other Yale students had to call off their prank before it even began. Someone had called in a bomb threat before The Game started, and Yale police evacuated the stadium, searching everyone who was inside.

"Once the bomb threat came in, they wanted to search everyone in the stadium, and there were very few people there. They saw us with all of the construction paper," Aulicino said. Caught in the act, and without a believable explanation for what they were doing, the would-be Yale pranksters had to abandon their plan.

However, what seemed like a missed opportunity at the time may have been a blessing in disguise. When setting up the prank at the Yale Bowl, it became clear that their plan of taping the paper to the seats before the game wouldn't work.

"If it weren't for the bomb scare, I actually think the other big risk factor was that we put it underneath the chairs, and from the other side you could sort of read it," Kai said.

The Yale students were undeterred, and if anything, now wanted more than ever to pull off an awesome prank. For months after the failed 2003 attempt, Kai drove around with stacks of red and white construction paper in his trunk, unable to give up on their idea. Once senior year started, Kai and Aulicino recommitted to their efforts toward succesfully establishing their superiority over Harvard.

Meet The "Harvard Pep Squad"

The second time around, the pair didn't take any chances. They came up with a new plan to prank their rivals during the annual football game, and even better, they got Harvard fans to unknowingly help set up their prank.

Harvard We Suck Prank Yale Students"Rather than tape the papers to the seats, they created a system to have the Harvard crowd pass out the 1,800 cards themselves. The 'Harvard Pep Squad' went to each row and handed out a pre-ordered stack of the red and white papers," The Yale Daily News reported in 2004.

In order to ensure their new plan went off smoothly, the Yale students needed to get to know the layout of Harvard Stadium, where The Game was held in 2004. On October 9, more than a month before The Game, Kai and Aulicino drove up to Cambridge to check out the Harvard-Cornell football game. There, Kai took detailed photographs of the stadium, and counted the rows in each section.

Back in New Haven, Kai and Aulicino were able to develop fairly sophisticated schematics of the Harvard Stadium layout, down to the number of bleachers. Because they knew the Harvard-Yale game would be packed, Kai said, they had to "guestimate" how many people would be able to fit in each row and section.

"The challenge was that the 'seats' are laid out as one giant cement bench so there could be more or less than the seat numbers specified ... With the estimation, we created a grid that let us 'draw' in red each pixel and the way 'WE SUCK' would be laid out," Kai wrote on Reddit.

A good map wouldn't be enough, though. Kai and Aulicino also realized they needed a cover story to explain what they were doing in the Harvard side of the stadium.

"We didn't really have a story sussed out [in 2003], so when we did it again the next year, we really looked at what failed the first time around. And one of those gaps was that we needed a really good story," Kai said.

Harvard Yale University We Suck Prank Student Pep Band ShirtThe solution was the "Harvard Pep Squad," an invented student group that would offer a believable reason for interacting with the Crimson crowd and passing out their red and white paper.

In order to fully sell the group to the Harvard fans, the Yale students went all out on their disguises — designing their own "Harvard Pep Squad" t-shirts, donning red and white face paint, and even manufacturing fake Harvard student IDs complete with pseudonyms, in case anyone questioned them.

According to Kai, the Yale students were able to make the fake IDs using a Harvard student ID card that belonged to a friend's ex-girlfriend.

Unfortunately, many of their original collaborators from the year before were discouraged by the original plan's untimely demise. According to Kai, a new group of Yale students was recruited for the prank at Harvard Stadium. "Most of the people who helped us our junior year didn't want to help senior year, after seeing the failure," Kai told Business Insider. "So it became a mix of close friends and freshmen, who hadn't seen the failed plan."

The new recruits helped fill out a range of positions. "We needed 20 people just to hand out the heavy construction paper, plus we needed people to rile up the crowd and get them excited," Aulicino said.

Armed with their "Harvard Pep Squad" outfits — and some practiced cheers — 2004's prank was set to be much more smooth than the year before.

Even with all the prep work, Kai described himself on Reddit as "incredibly nervous" the night before The Game. "Dave and I planned every detail we could imagine and went through every possible scenario. It was like preparing for battle, really. Stacking all those papers the night before, double-checking everything, coordinating meetup points," he wrote.

As seniors, this would be their last chance to pull off a prank of this magnitude on one of the most anticipated days for students at both schools. By the next morning though, they were ready.

In The Stadium

"A friend in the Yale Band got a handful of us access before the game started. We carried about 100lbs worth of paper in black trash bags to a corner of the Harvard side of the stadium," Kai wrote on Reddit.

Once they had set up, the Harvard Pep Squad made their presence known, pumping up the Crimson fans with cheers and distributing a few extra t-shirts throughout the stands. With the crowd on their side, the Yale students began to hand out their red and white paper during the second quarter.

"It was incredibly terrifying to pass out the cards and hope for the best, since we had to rely on the fans to do it for us," Kai wrote on Reddit. He explained how the Harvard Pep Squad was able to distribute their paper throughout the crowd and eventually get the Crimson fans to participate in their prank:

Since each row was very long, we made "sub-stacks" to split each row 3x and so that the Pep Squad members could deliver accordingly. That's why we needed so many people, 26 in all I believe. 1800 large pieces of construction paper was about 150-175lbs. It was about a 4ft high stack ...

We created approx 48 stacks of paper and stapled instructions on each piece that said clearly "TAKE THE TOP ONE, PASS REST ON" Then each stack was handed by a Pep Squad member to the person at the beginning of each row. Since we did our recon beforehand and knew (generally) how many people could sit in each row, we hoped for the best as the cards streamed across the stadium. Because the cards were so big and unwieldy, we didn't wait long to give the instructions. One of the coolest things was that just a handful of remaining Pep Squad members "lit the fuse" so to speak — once a few fans held up signs, everyone else did the same.

"We knew we had to get people's attention, because it was our crew who would give the signal," Kai said.

Harvard Yale University Students Prank We SuckThe only potential problem with the plan occurred when a Harvard student began to question one of the Pep Squad members, asking what residential house they were in.

After some hesitation, the Yale student answered "ho-fo" — which is not a Harvard house. She then recovered slightly, volunteering "fo-ho," a nickname for Harvard's Pforzheimer House.

The other Pep Squad members were quick to cover up her mistake, telling the Harvard student that their forgetful friend was "probably drunk."

"There was one person, a student, who got very suspicious. One of the people in our pep squad maybe had a little too much to drink and messed up the name of the house. I had to play it off like, 'I can't believe you're questioning us, we're Harvard students, this is so offensive of you,'" Aulicino said.

The real Harvard student left the Pep Squad alone after Aulicino produced one of the fake Harvard IDs.

"This Really Worked!"

Aside from the brief round of questioning, the Harvard Pep Squad seemed to be fully accepted into the Crimson fanbase.

"It was almost sad. There were all these grandfather and grandmother types — and they all had big smiles, saying, 'Oh you're so cute, I'm so glad you're doing this.' I felt bad for about two minutes. Then I got over it," one Yale student/Harvard Pep Band member told The Yale Daily News.

Even the Harvard Stadium security let the students move around the crowd freely. As Kai wrote on Reddit, "Security and staff surprisingly didn't seem to care. We made sure to scream and yell a ton to be hidden in plain sight."

Harvard Yale University We Suck Prank FansBecause Kai, Aulicino, and the rest of the Harvard Pep Squad were basically in the eye of the storm, they had no way of knowing if their prank was successful.

"It was super anti-climatic! After the first time the signs went up, we all just stared at each other. No one on the Harvard side knew what the signs really said since you were so close to the action," Kai wrote on Reddit. A "hysterical" friend on the other side of the stadium quickly called him, though, saying, "This actually worked! And you need to do it again because people didn't realize what just happened."

The Harvard Pep Squad had the fans hold up the sign several more times — on the third time, right before the end of the first half, the game stopped on the field as the players on both sides noticed the message in the stands, as well as a chant coming from the Yale section.

"For me, one of the biggest signs that I knew we had actually pulled it off was all of the sudden we heard this loud uniform sound from the other side of the stadium — 'You suck, you suck, you suck,'" Aulicino said.

And that was it. They had pulled it off and, for the time, no one at Harvard knew what had happened.

The Big Reveal

The Game took place right around Yale's Thanksgiving break, "so we definitely celebrated that day ... we had video footage that we just kept replaying," Kai said.

As part of the preparation for the prank, the Yale students had filmed their entire process — from organizing the construction paper to their eventual success in the Harvard Stadium stands. "I was really into film, so I had access to all the equipment and had plotted it all out in my head," Kai said. "I knew we needed some shots of us putting it together, because of how absurd it was with the shirts and the paper and everything."

10 years ago, there was no such thing as YouTube or iPhones. If the Yale students wanted people to know about what they did, they had to publish and distribute the video on their own. Right after The Game, Kai and Aulicino created the website "HarvardSucks.org"— hosted on Yale's servers — where their video quickly went viral.

Harvard Yale University We Suck Prank Students MaximAccording to Kai, on the first day they hit 100,000 views and by the second day 1.2 million. The immense popularity of their prank forced the Yale servers to crash, shutting down the campus-wide email system for a few hours.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the Yale administration reached out to the prank masterminds, wanting to meet. However, the dean thought the prank was "hilarious," Kai wrote on Reddit, and was more concerned with what was happening with the school's servers.

In order to cover the cost of the pranks — Kai estimates that he spent about $750 total for the construction paper and custom shirts — they began to sell posters of the "WE SUCK" sign for $10. Originally hoping just to break even, the poster sales covered their expenses within the first hour.

"Within an hour we made the money back, and after that we donated the extra to relief efforts for the big Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami. Something like $10 grand when it was all over with! We also threw a big raging party of course," Kai wrote on Reddit.

Riding high, Kai and Aulicino even upped the stakes of their prank, making up a now-infamous story that Harvard marching band members got them into the stadium before The Game and had helped plan the prank.

"Man, we were brazen," Kai wrote on Reddit. "After the prank made the news, a Harvard publication wanted to do an interview. So to toss salt in the wound we trolled them with a story about how their own marching band wanted to help out."

One of the strengths of the prank — and likely the reason the fake Harvard Pep Squad members got away with it without punishment — is that it was relatively tame and not particularly malicious. "The prank was on the edge, but it was all good natured. It didn't result in any property damage or anyone getting hurt," Kai said.

Even Harvard's director of athletic communications said the prank was "all in good fun."

However, the message was almost a little more crude than just "WE SUCK," Kai said. "We had some really vulgar ideas, and I'm so glad we had other people involved, who sat us down and said, that's not going to make people happy."

On Reddit, Kai revealed another slogan the Yale team considered, which thankfully didn't make the final product — "I <3 C--k."

Where Are They Now?

A decade has passed since Mike Kai and David Aulicino snuck more than 20 Yale students into Harvard Stadium and successfully pulled off one of the greatest college pranks ever.

After graduating Yale in 2005, the two friends went their separate ways, ending up on opposite ends of the country in very different fields.

Harvard Pep Squad We Suck Prank Yale University StudentsAccording to his Reddit AMA, Kai actually got his first job after graduation partially from the popularity of the prank, when a Georgetown law professor he met with after the video went viral put him in touch with the founder of Rhapsody, a streaming music company based in Seattle, where he became a project manager.

He is now an "Internet entrepreneur." "I previously founded a digital product consultancy that did work for clients like AT&T, Pioneer, and early-stage startups," Kai said. "I left a few months ago to focus on relaunching a company that offers a DIY website builder application for freelancers and small businesses."

Aulicino recieved a math Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, graduating two years ago, and is currently a postdoc at the University of Chicago. According to the UChicago website, he works with "Teichmüller theory and dynamical systems."

He says he still can't believe they pulled it off.

"I think for me, the farther we get from it, the less I believe it actually happened," Aulicino said. "It was such a confluence of so many things coming together, the timing, everything being right."

Kai agreed — "I can't believe we had the guts to do it. I can't believe that with a straight face I convinced people that this would actually happen."

Watch the original video of Mike Kai and David Aulicino's "WE SUCK" prank below:

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The 13 Most Successful Harvard Dropouts

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College isn't for everyone. Between tests, papers, and classes, there's a lot of stress, and plenty of students don't make it through.

But that doesn't mean these students are doomed to failure.

We put together a list of the most successful Harvard dropouts. 

Some left the prestigious Ivy to pursue their passions, while others were forced to leave after partying too much. Either way, they all found extraordinary success after leaving the university.

At 20 years old, Bill Gates dropped out to start Microsoft with his childhood friend Paul Allen.

Attended Harvard: 1973-1975

The applied math major was known at Harvard for his intense study habits. Gates would go on a 36-hour study-bender, sleep for 10 hours, socialize, then start from the beginning. He would even audit classes that were the same time frame as his scheduled classes. 

Gates left the university because he and Allen wanted to be the first to establish the software industry. 

The Microsoft mogul has long hovered at or near the top of the list of wealthiest people in the world, worth approximately $81 billionGates recently stepped down as chairman of Microsoft and now serves as a technology adviser for the company.

Gates and his wife, Melinda, started the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, through which they have donated more than $30 billion to charities around the world.



Matt Damon dropped out one semester and 12 credits shy of a degree.

Attended Harvard: 1988-1992

The Boston-born actor was known to cut class to attend auditions during his time at Harvard.

Damon, an English major, dropped out of the Ivy his senior year after earning a spot in the film "Geronimo: An American Legend." 

However it wasn't until 1997 that Damon received his big break starring in "Good Will Hunting," which earned the actor an Academy Award.

His career has since taken off, making his net worth approximately $75 million. The actor/producer is also heavily involved in humanitarian work; Damon is one of the founders of Water.org.



Mark Zuckerberg built the world's largest social network, Facebook, in his dorm room.

Attended Harvard: 2002-2004

On Feb. 4, 2004, Zuckerberg launched the first version of Facebook from his Harvard dorm, and he is now worth approximately $35 billion.  

Zuckerberg dropped out shortly after Facebook's launch and moved to Palo Alto, California, to continue to develop the site.

Facebook went public in 2012 for the fourth-biggest IPO ever (and biggest in tech) at $16 billion. 



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Harvard Students Convinced Yale To Protest Its Own Football Team In Funny Prank Video

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They did it again.

On Harvard Time, the university's student-run satirical news show, traveled to New Haven, Connecticut, to stage a fake protest of Yale's athletics program — and convinced real Yale students to join in the bashing.

The comedy group's "Beat Yale" video — commonly known as the "F--- Yale" video — is an annual tradition leading up to the Harvard-Yale football game.

Last year, senior correspondent Sam Clark gave prospective students of Yale a hilarious fake campus tour. The video has been viewed more than 1.3 million times.

This weekend marks the 131st meeting between Harvard and Yale's football teams, and Clark and company came prepared. On Harvard Time spoke to Business Insider exclusively before releasing the video Wednesday.

The video opens with Clark and four other correspondents, decked out in blue and white scarves, beanies, and "hipster" glasses, marching on Beinecke Plaza with signs. They say they're here on behalf of the Yale Society of Undergraduate College Kids Standing Against Sports Spending.

It stands for YALE SUCKS A--.

"We're spending more on Yale athletics than is being spent on public works in New Haven," Clark shouts from his soapbox. "What does that even get us? Every single year we lose to Harvard."

Pan to Yale students signing a fake petition to defund the Yale football team.

on harvard time3Athletics funding is certainly a hot, believable controversy on campus: one the Harvard students could convincingly rally Yale students against. In the 2013 – 2014 school year, Yale spent a total of $37.6 million on its varsity athletics program and $3.2 million on football alone, according to the Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education. By comparison, Harvard spends $23.1 million on varsity teams and $2.7 million on football.

"Yale gives a lot of money to its athletics program, which is interesting, because Harvard beats them every year," Clark says. While Yale's football team leads Harvard 65 wins to 57, it hasn't won the big game since 2006.

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The whole video is a montage of interactions with Yale students, embarrassed but forthcoming about their lack of faith in Yale's ability to win the Harvard-Yale game this weekend.

"[The team] could use some improvement," one Yale student says. When asked if "the Yale team is bad," he answers, "When it comes to the Harvard-Yale game."

Another student says, "I'm a senior and I've never seen Yale win."

One of the funnier moments in the video is when Clark runs into two Yale football players. He later tells me, "I am flanked by these identical twin line backers and I'm telling them why we need to take money away from their football team."

But Dennis and Dustin Ross, who play as center and offensive guard, respectively, graciously accept Clark's best wishes. "Hopefully we can finally get [Harvard] after seven years," Clark says.

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More trouble brews later in the video, when Clark is approached by a Yale freshman who said on camera that he supports reducing funding for the Yale football team and volunteered to help hand out fliers at the protest. He pulls Clark aside and shows him a video on his phone.

It's On Harvard Time's "Beat Yale" video from last year.

"Yeah, I'm like fairly sure you guys are from Harvard," the freshman says.

"I have seen that video," Clark studders. The other correspondents' eyes kind of bug out.

"He bears like a stark resemblance to you."

Composing himself, Clark chuckles. "I like, I get that so many times. I've gotten that from a lot of people."

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