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Here's how much it costs for a family to live in 20 major US cities


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It will only cost you about $49,114 a year to raise a family in Morristown, Tennessee — but if you move to Washington DC, that expense more that doubles, to $106,493.

That's according to the Economic Policy Institute's (EPI) 2015 Family Budget Calculator, which measures the annual cost of necessities for a family to live a secure, yet modest, lifestyle by estimating the costs of housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, other necessities, and taxes.

(Read the EPI's full methodology for the budget calculator.)

The EPI gathered data in 618 metro areas throughout the the US for several different family types. Here, we've highlighted the cost of living for a four-person family (two adults, two children) in 20 major US cities.

If you're looking to start a family in an urban area, consider the annual and monthly cost of necessities, and remember, these numbers do not include savings or discretionary spending:

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20. Houston, Texas

Estimated cost of annual necessities: $60,608

Estimated cost of monthly necessities: $5,051

19. Cleveland, Ohio

Estimated cost of annual necessities: $60,900

Estimated cost of monthly necessities: $5,075

18. Dallas, Texas

Estimated cost of annual necessities: $61,150

Estimated cost of monthly necessities: $5,096

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We tried the newest menu item at Arby's — here's the verdict


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Snack-sized food is a hot menu trend lately, especially within the fast food industry as Burger King's lauded Chicken Fries made a triumphant return last year.

And finally, Arby's is entering the game with its new sandwich sliders.

There are five varieties: Roast Beef 'n Cheese, Crispy Chicken 'n Cheese, Corned Beef 'n Cheese, Ham 'n Cheese, and Jalapeño Roast Beef 'n Cheese.

These new snack sandwiches are being released on a wave of unprecedented growth for the company.

This month makes 19 consecutive quarters of same-store sales growth for Arby's, according to a company release. 

Business Insider tested the sliders — here's the verdict.

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It's immediately clear that these sliders are pretty much exactly like regular Arby's sandwiches, just scaled down. So if you're a fan of the big guys, odds are you'll like these.

They come in little holding containers, making them even easier to eat on the go.

The new flavor addition is the Jalapeño Roast Beef 'n Cheese slider, seen here. One of our in-house taste testers told us they were "not wild spicy, but just enough kick."

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Waiter divulges 'nightly grotesquerie' of working at America's best restaurant


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A former fine-dining server named Edward Frame penned a telling of what it's like to work in one of the world's most illustrious temples of fine dining — and it isn't pretty.

Though Frame doesn't reveal the name of the restaurant in his story, entitled "Dinner and Deception" and published by The New York Times, the website Eater has identified it as Eleven Madison Park, otherwise known as the fourth-best restaurant in the world and the No. 1 restaurant in North America, according to the 2015 World's Best Restaurant List.

Frame describes his evenings serving the super rich as "nightly grotesquerie" and himself as an "overpaid chaperone in a bespoke suit."

Here are some of the juiciest reveals from the tell-all:

  • Waiters are quizzed at random with questions like, "Where did chef get his first Michelin star?" and "What kind of stone is the floor made of?" before service begins.
  • A "digital dossier" is kept on every guest. Notes include water preference, whether the diner likes spendy wines, if they have food allergies, and general likes and dislikes.
  • Waiters play games like "hooker or daughter" to guess the relationships between diners.
  • There's also an "adjective game," wherein waiters try and sell wines using "the least helpful descriptors possible." Frame writes that "haunted" always worked.
  • "Grown men wearing Zegna and Ferragamo would sit at the bar chanting, 'We are the 1 percent!'"
  • Sex is as common as gluttony. Frame says he had to "interrupt coitus in the restroom" more than once.
  • A woman once tried to leave her baby at coat check — for three hours.
  • A regular diner who ate like King Henry VIII collapsed in the middle of the dining room and the staff's first reaction was not to call an ambulance, but to conceal the body with a Champagne cart.

You can read Frame's entire story here.

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The 11 best dog breeds, ranked!


Dogs are the best.

Incredibly loyal, they comfort, protect, and love their humans unconditionally, making dogs superior to any other pet out there.

But not all dogs are created equal. In celebration of National Dog Day, we ranked the 11 best dog breeds, based on factors including health, personality, and overall popularity.

11. Portuguese Water Dogs

Bo Sunny ObamaPortuguese water dogs were originally bred to herd fish, retrieve lost tackle or broken nets, and act as couriers from ship to shore.

They’re good for people with allergies and make excellent companions since they are loving, independent, intelligent, and easy to train.

Portuguese water dogs also enjoy being petted and are friendly with strangers. Just be warned that like many larger dogs, boredom can cause them to become destructive.

10. Newfoundland Dogs

newfoundland dogKnown as “nature’s babysitter,” Newfoundland Dogs are the absolute sweetest. Perhaps the best-known Newfoundland is the fictional Nana from “Peter Pan,” who was so wonderful with children.

These gentle giants are highly loyal and easy to train, and are legendary for their docile temper.

Newfoundland dogs are also strong swimmers, and the breed was trained to rescue people from drowning — one dog even famously saved Napoleon Bonaparte.

9. Maltese

maltese puppyOne of the most ancient of the toy breeds, Maltese dogs were bred to be sweet and adoring of their owners. The Greeks even erected tombs for their Maltese dogs, and in Elizabethan times, they were called “The Comforter” because it was believed they could relieve pain and cure illness.

Maltese dogs are also extremely hypoallergenic, with silky coats that don’t shed.

And because of their size, these dogs are good for apartment living, too.

8. Golden Retrievers

golden retrieverGoldens are sweet, loyal, and incredible companion dogs. They’d rather be sleeping at your feet then running around outside without you.

They’re also very even-tempered, especially with small children. Goldens make great service and comfort dogs because of their friendly and tolerant attitudes.

Plus they were bred to retrieve ducks and other fowl for hunters, so if you like playing fetch, this is the dog for you.

7. Huskies

husky dogsSiberian huskies are stunning animals, with their thick fur coat and piercing eyes. Most people who choose a Husky do so for their extraordinary beauty.

Huskies are good natured dogs who are affectionate with children. They shed minimally, except for twice a year when they blow out their coat, and don’t have the typical “dog odor” that bigger breeds tend to have.

Huskies are not considered a great breed for first-time dog owners, since they need a lot of attention, exercise, and are very good as escaping and running away.

6. Poodles

black poodles at sunsetPoodles get a bad rap. But they’re easy to train since they’re so intelligent, and are lively, fun-loving, and loyal family dogs. 

Poodles can be attention seekers, so don’t be surprised if this people-oriented breed is constantly with you.

They’re also protective of their families and homes, and can become aggressive with people outside the family or with other dogs.

5. Beagles

beagle dogBecause of their intelligence, Beagles are used by law enforcement at airports to sniff baggage for items that are not permitted. Due to their friendly nature and appearance, Beagles don’t worry passengers.

This breed also has a lack of inherited health problems, and an even temper which is good for families and small children.

The most common reason Beagles are abandoned or turned over to the pound is because their owners couldn’t stand their howling. This can be controlled by training your dog early to avoid excessive barking.

4. German Shepherds

german shepherd dogA relatively new breed (they date back to 1899), German Shepherds are exceptional animals: Courageous, obedient, incredibly loyal, and eager to learn.

German Shepherds are very intelligent too, and excel at most anything they’re trained to do. They’re usually used as service dogs and police dogs to protect officers and locate drugs or human remains.

German Shepherds love their humans so much that they will suffer from separation anxiety, and can become destructive when bored alone at home.

3. Pembroke Welsh Corgis

corgi family portrait bestCorgis have a cult-like following mainly due to their playful and sweet personalities. According to Welsh mythology, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi was even the transportation mode of choice for fairies.

Though they can be shy with strangers, Corgis are good with children and have a strong desire to please their owners.

They’re also one of the silliest-looking dogs, with huge ears, a long torso, and a big butt. Just monitor their food intake closely since this breed is prone to overeating.

2. Labrador Retrievers

Labradors in the back of a car black and yellow labsThere’s a reason why Labs are the most popular breed in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, as well as here in the U.S. They are devoted and obedient and have even temperaments that make them good with both children and other animals. 

Bred to be eager to please and playful companions, Labs are smart and commonly chosen as guide dogs and service dogs for blind or autistic individuals.

They also make understanding therapy dogs, and can be trained to aid law enforcement and other official agencies by screening and detection work.

1. Mixed Breeds

Mutts dogs for adoptionNo matter what mix of breeds, mutts are awesome. Mixed-breeds are believed to have less genetically inherited health problems than purebreds, according to veterinarian Dr. Sarah Ward Fatula.

Plus, if you adopt your mixed-breed from the shelter, not only will they already be spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up to date with vaccines, but you’ll also be helping with the pet overpopulation problem.

To find a shelter near you, visit the ASPCA’s website.

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Hiring managers say these are the 25 best colleges in America


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We recently released our seventh-annual list of the 50 best colleges in America.

To create the list, we asked more than 1,000 Business Insider readers to weigh in on which schools best prepare students for success after graduation. We then combined those results with average SAT score and median starting salary (read the full methodology here).

When we filtered the results to only include responses from the 666 people who said they hire frequently, Harvard took the top spot on the list. Harvard was No. 3 on the full best colleges list.

MIT, the No. 1 school on our best colleges list, fell to second place here, and Stanford, the No. 2 school on the best colleges list, came in third.

However, despite these few shifts, the refined list didn’t differ dramatically from the complete one.

Additionally, survey-takers noted that business and engineering are the majors most likely to help students become successful after graduation, with 37% and 24.7% response rates, respectively.

Here are the 25 schools hiring managers say are the best in the US:

1. Harvard University

2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

3. Stanford University

4. Yale University

5. Princeton University

6. Duke University

7. Columbia University

8. University of Pennsylvania

9. Dartmouth College

10. University of California at Berkeley

11. TIE: California Institute of Technology

11. TIE: Cornell University

13. University of Chicago

14. US Naval Academy

15. Northwestern University

16. Georgetown University

17. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

18. University of Virginia

19. Johns Hopkins University

20. US Military Academy

21. Carnegie Mellon University

22. Brown University

23. New York University

24. University of Notre Dame

25. Boston College

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20 cognitive biases that screw up your decisions


You make thousands of rational decisions every day — or so you think.

From what you'll eat throughout the day to whether you should make a big career move, research suggests that there are a number of cognitive stumbling blocks that affect your behavior, and they can prevent you from acting in your own best interests.

Here, we've rounded up the most common biases that screw up our decision-making.

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Gus Lubin and Drake Baer contributed to this article.

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NASA figured out a surprisingly simple way to cool down hot cities


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Miles of pavement and clusters of towering buildings are exceptionally good at turning cities into pockets of blistering heat.

But new research from NASA suggests a surprisingly simple change could help cool growing metropolises.

Materials like concrete, asphalt, stone, and steel are dense and not very porous, so they absorb heat from the sun and constantly radiate it into the surroundings. This "heat island" effect makes cities about 2 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than neighboring suburbs and rural areas.

A few degrees may not sound like a huge difference, but it's enough to cause a huge uptick in air conditioning demand — and the resulting energy use. A temperature increase of about 2 degrees Fahrenheit can boost energy use from AC in the summer from 5% to 20% in the US, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

The temperature difference is clear in the map below from NASA. The most striking differences show up along I-95 between Boston and Washington, around Atlanta and down I-85 in the south, and around big cities and roads through the Midwest and west coast.

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The good news from NASA is that planting more green things in and around cities can help.

Vegetation is a natural counter to heat. Plants drink up and then release water back into the atmosphere in a process called evapotranspiration. This drops the surrounding surface temperature much the same way as sweat does: sweat evaporates from your skin taking some of your body heat with it.

"[C]ities are warmer than vegetated lands by [3.4 °F] during summer and [2.7 °F] during winter," the researchers wrote in their study, published in Environmental Research Letters. So if a city could somehow cover itself entirely with greenery, it could theoretically cool down by that much.

A city would have to pick the right plants, however, since some are better at evapotranspiration than others. For example, broad-leafed trees are covered with more pores, so they can release more water back into the atmosphere. Urban planners can cool down cities more efficiently, drive down energy costs, and reduce the use of fossil fuels if they focus on planting vegetation that releases lots of water.

“Urbanization is a good thing,” Lahouari Bounoua, a climate scientist at NASA who worked on the research, said in a press release. “It brings a lot of people together in a small area. Share the road, share the work, share the building. But we could probably do it a little bit better.”

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The 20 best things to do in Hawaii


4 Explore Kauais Napali CoastFrom gorgeous beaches to hikes with breathtaking views, Hawaii offers terrific experiences that should be on every traveler’s list.

Here are our top picks for a memorable trip.

Hit the Road to Hana

Spectacular views of waterfalls, lush forests, and the sparkling ocean are part of the pleasure of the twisting drive along the North Shore to tiny, timeless Hana in East Maui. The journey is the destination, but once you arrive, kick back and enjoy. Wave to pedestrians, "talk story" with locals in line at the Hasegawa store, and explore the multicolor beaches. An overnight stay here allows for the most relaxed experience, though; a day trip is a big push. You may decide to drive just part of the way as an alternative.

Visit Pearl Harbor

This top Honolulu site is not to be missed. Spend the better part of a day touring the Missouri, the Arizona Memorial, and, if you have time, the Bowfin.

Explore Kauai's Napali Coast

Experiencing Kauai's emerald green Napali Coast is a must-do. You can see these awesome cliffs on the northwest side of the island by boat, helicopter, or by hiking the Kalalau Trail. Whichever you pick, you won't be disappointed.

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There's a grueling new workout class that's trying to make treadmills fun, and you're not allowed to walk during any of the 45 minutes


Mile High Run Club

As I entered one of the classrooms at New York City's Mile High Run Club, I saw nothing but wall-to-wall treadmills — 36 to be exact.

Black lights snaked along the ceiling, illuminating the white towels on every machine.

When the clock struck 6 a.m., instructor Laura Cozik cranked the music and the workout began.

At 28 E. 4th Street in NoHo, Mile High Run Club is the first dedicated running studio where "everyone trains like an athlete, regardless of fitness level."

As a non-runner, I took the class to see how the average person might fare. I ran 4.76 miles and burned 465 calories.

I chose to brave the HIGH 45 class, the description of which warned that I'd be running between 3 and 5-plus miles over 45 minutes.

No Walking Allowed

Before class, Cozik said we'd be doing four-minute intervals — running uphill for one minute and flat for three minutes. Since the class follows a "build format," we started slow and accelerated with each interval.

I hate running uphill and I hate running fast, but thankfully the treadmill I was assigned to was parked in the back of the room. I hopped on, deciphered the controls, and started walking until the class began.

As the music came on, Cozik told us to start warming up at a comfortable pace. But we weren't allowed to walk.


Each machine has a mini-guide with suggested speeds for joggers (beginner and intermediate levels) and racers (advanced and elite).

Mile High Run Club

I used the guide as a starting point but didn't end up following it. I listened more to my body and Cozik’s instructions and descriptions about how we should feel.

I felt like I was entering hell.

Cozik loves motivating people to push themselves to the max. She walked around during class, telling us true stories about people overcoming challenges, distracting me almost enough to forget that I didn't like running on treadmills.

But then the intervals arrived. The lights turned red and Maroon 5's "This Summer’s Gonna Hurt" blasted through the speakers. I felt like I was entering hell.

She told us to put the incline at 8.0 and jog at a "Level 2" speed: 60 seconds feels longer on a hill.

The Euphoria That Follows

Mile High Run Club

After a minute, we immediately returned the incline to zero and ran our fastest speed of the class yet — but it wasn't a sprint. Then we did it all again at a faster speed. And then again at an even faster speed.

Thankfully, after each set we had a two-minute rest period to catch our breath while maintaining a "Level 1" pace.

After the intervals, the class was essentially over, except for the 30-second sprint. On Cozik's mark, I cranked the machine to 10.0 and prayed I wouldn't fly off and hit the wall.

I clutched the handlebars as I slowed to a steady 5.0 and let my heart rate drop from about-to-burst to normal.

Dripping in sweat with a strong runner's high, I'd survived — and actually enjoyed — HIGH 45.

Since it's broken down into intervals, the class doesn't feel like 45 minutes. You're too busy changing speeds and elevations to stare at the clock.

Mile High Run Club

Add in the music — Cozik played upbeat pop and country — and changing lights, and your treadmill workout almost feels like a party.

A few hours after the class I felt like a baby giraffe attempting its first awkward steps, but I'd do it again.

According to Cozik, most beginners prefer to start with the DASH 28 class: a 45-minute workout that combines 28 minutes of treadmill intervals followed by 10 minutes of strength training with kettlebells.

And for those who live for running, there's The Distance class, a full hour of intervals, tempo, and hills. This one's recommended for cross-trainers, athletes, and elite runners.

When I first read about my class, I thought I was signing up for an early morning torture session, but even for a non-runner like me, it was actually pretty manageable — enjoyable, even.

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9 photos of completely deserted and utterly creepy Chinese amusement parks


Chinese Amusement Park During Off Season

Photographer Stefano Cerio generally splits his time between Rome, Italy and Paris, France —  but this past year he journeyed through China to explore its many and wildly popular amusement parks.

Cerio was curious about what these parks had to offer, but not in the way most visitors are.

Fascinated by the idea of "absence," he headed to the highest populated country in the world to document these parks when they were completely empty.  

His new book, "Chinese Fun," offers a rare and desolate look at various Chinese amusement parks. 

The results are both creepy and serene. See for yourself below.

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Five major themes recur in Cerio's work: representation, illusion, vision, expectations, and reality. Here, he questions whether rides, and the parks they reside in, are symbols of happiness, or merely an illusion.

Those five themes are explored through recreational areas generally visited by the public for holidays and vacations. What these spaces look like when they're completely empty allows us to see them in a new light — and to question their existence.

General images of amusement rides and carnival food stands usually trigger nostalgic, happy memories. But through Cerio's washed-out, muted color palette — and especially without people around — the spaces verge on depressing.

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20 popular tourist sites you should see before they disappear


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Some of the world's most stunning natural sites and iconic, man-made structures might not be around in the future.

Thanks to a combination of factors like climate change and increased development project proposals in their areas, some of these popular tourist attractions are starting to shrink in size, sink, or erode.

From the breathtaking Alps to the iconic Taj Mahal, we've put together a list of some of the most famous sites you should see before it's too late.

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Nearly two-thirds of the Great Wall of China has been damaged or destroyed by over-farming, natural erosion, and the selling of bricks that have historic engravings on them.

Read more about how the Great Wall of China is falling apart »

Sources: The IndependentCNN

The iconic Taj Mahal, in Agra, India, has been facing years of pollution and erosion that some experts believe could lead to its collapse.

See rare aerial photos of the Taj Mahal »

Sources: The Daily MailThe Wall Street Journal

Known for its romantic gondola rides, the city of Venice, Italy, has been sinking for years with severe floods becoming more common over the last few years.

See a satellite map that shows how Venice is sinking »

Source: Time

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We checked out the 'Coachella for dogs' in Brooklyn — and it was beyond adorable


Neon cap dog at Barkfest

There's no doubt outdoor festivals are all the rage. Coachella, for one, experienced record-high ticket sales this year, drawing more than 500,000 people. Bonnaroo, another music festival, had a 41% increase in ticket sales this year.

But who decided festivals should just be for humans?

That's why the hip, dog-loving company Barkbox took action and made a leap in the canine-festival industry.

On July 19, Barkbox hosted its second annual Barkfest on the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn, New York.

The event ran for seven hours and featured tons of pawesome activities for dogs and their two-legged counterparts.

Those included an agility course, dog-friendly fireworks, hot-dog-eating contests, photo booths, raffles, and a selfie-station with celebrity dogs Marnie the Dog and Menswear Dog. Humans got to enjoy food trucks and a beer garden, too. Here are some of the highlights:

Barkfest took place at 50 Kent Ave., on the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn. It was adjacent to the increasingly popular Brooklyn Flea.

Barkbox cofounder Matt Meeker said Barkfest was designed to create "experiences and things you can do together with your dog that also make your dog happy."

Meeker noticed that "outside of taking your dog for a walk, there's just not a lot you can do together as an activity."

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This guy spent 1,000 hours riding Greyhound buses to photograph his 'heroes'


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“There is nowhere on Earth weirder than the Columbus, Ohio, Greyhound station at three in the morning,” says Ian Willms, a Canadian photographer.

He challenges me to name a place more unusual. I have no refute.

It’d be wise to trust Willms’ knowledge, as he’s spent over 1,000 hours using the bus line that turned 100 last year.

He is quite aware that this is “definitely contrary to what most people would want to do with their time.”

But his transient nature, as he describes it, complements his subject matter, which will be revealed in a photo series, "The Hound," that he's slowly finishing. 

Keep scrolling to see the images Willms has published so far. 

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Willms started the project in the winter of 2013. He divides shooting time into blocks, usually three weeks to a month. "I’ve worked on projects where you get a good photo once a week ... With this project, I can find something I’m really into almost every day,” he says.

Photos of strangers he encounters on the bus are a big focus of the series so far. “You meet people who just got out of jail, people who are taking their whole family one state over to get a job. You meet people who are just out of their minds ... But most of the individuals I’ve talked to [have] something a bit heavier behind their reasons for traveling.”

“I pull out this little film camera [an old Nikon] that’s as old as I am and people think that I’m crazy, which fits in just fine on the Greyhound,” says Willms. He found the camera in a thrift store for $7.49 — after he'd been robed of his gear while traveling through Oakland, California, for the project. The point-and-shoot has become pivotal to his aesthete.

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Business Insider is hiring an entertainment intern


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Business Insider is hiring an entertainment intern to join our growing team. We’re looking for someone who is obsessed with all movies, box office, TV, music, video games, awards shows, and more – from the latest headlines to the biggest industry developments.

We are looking for someone with knowledge of the entertainment industry who is also interested in the business side of things and what goes on behind-the-scenes. Ideal candidates are self motivated, obsessed with the beat, and interested in smart analysis on entertainment content.

As an intern at Business Insider, there's no getting coffee, filing, or making copies.

Our interns are an integral part of our team. Many of our current writers and editors started as interns.

BI Interns spend their time doing meaningful work: researching, writing, pitching and producing features — even breaking news if the timing's right.

Interns are encouraged to work full-time (40 hours a week) if their schedule allows.

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Taylor Swift's boyfriend is the highest-paid DJ in the world — here's what he makes


calvin harrisCalvin Harris has had a big year.

This spring he started dating pop star Taylor Swift, and for the third year in a row he's been ranked No. 1 among the world's top 10 highest-paid DJs, according to Forbes.

DJ salaries featured on the Forbes list are based on musical earnings and endorsements over the past 12 months.

Harris' tally is a staggering $66 million, which is actually the same figure as last year. 

He beat the second highest-paid DJ, David Guetta, whose salary totaled $37 million, by over $25 million. 

Back in 2013, Harris raked in a reported $46 million, so for the past two years he's maintained his $20 million leap. 

The 31-year-old Scottish DJ dropped his chart-topping LP, “Motion,” last October and is the new face of Emporio Armani.

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

“The rise of dance music has been astronomical … I happened to be in the right place at the right time,” Harris said in his interview with Forbes.

Harris also beat Tiësto, whose $36 million income earned him third place. 

As a duo, Swift and Harris have replaced Jay Z and Beyonce as music’s highest-earning couple this year. Together they bring in a total of $146 million, compared to Jay Z and Beyonce's $110.5 million.


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A New Orleans photographer spent 10 years shooting haunting images of the city after Katrina


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Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans ten years ago this week. 

Photographer David Spielman — who's called New Orleans home for four decades — documented the storm and its aftermath. 

His work has been turned into the new book, "The Katrina Decade: Images of an Altered City." 

The pictures, as you'll see from the below excerpt, are haunting.


Over 10 years, Spielman drove over 50,000 miles around New Orleans. He shot over 10,000 images with his Leica M6 film camera.

"I think my book is a window into some of the parts of the city that have been overlooked," Spielman tells Tech Insider.

Now closed, the art deco Charity Hospital was a landmark of New Orleans. "People in the community used to call themselves Charity Hospital babies," Spielman says. "That building is one of the casualties of Katrina."

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This $135 million mansion could shatter real estate records in Beverly Hills



Perched on a promontory overlooking Los Angeles is a true Beverly Hills palace.

The crown jewel of the exclusive Trousdale Estates neighborhood, the property once belonged to comedian Danny Thomas, who starred in "The Danny Thomas Show" (aka "Make Room For Daddy") and founded St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Thomas built the home in 1970 and later sold it for $15 million after his wife died in 2000. Now it's back on the market for a reported $135 million

The Wall Street Journal notes that listing agent Aaron Kirman sold a neighboring property to Swedish billionaire Markus Persson (who founded the game company Mojang and invented Minecraft) for a Beverly Hills record-breaking $70 million last year.

Kirman says this property is priced higher because of its panoramic views and acreage. "Ultimately, what you’re paying for is the site, the grounds, and the view, which is truly the best view in the city,” he says. 

Keep scrolling to tour this palace in the sky.

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The 18,000-square-foot mansion sits on two-and-a-half acres in the swanky Trousdale Estates neighborhood, which is also home to celebs like Elton John and Jane Fonda.

If bought at asking price, it will be the most expensive home ever sold in Beverly Hills.

Let's take a look inside to see what $135 million gets you. Feel free to park your car on the motor court — it fits 20 cars.

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This graphic shows why you shouldn't connect to Wi-Fi in popular tourist areas


According to a new study, leaving your phone on in popular tourist destinations could be putting your mobile data at risk.

Mobile threat company Skycure recently analyzed the number of network threats that occurred in top tourists attractions over the last year to determine which pose the highest threat.

New York's Times Square hit the top of the list, with Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral and France's Disneyland Park next in line. 

The safest areas for mobile security were the Taj Mahal, the Universal Studios in Japan, and the Great Wall of China. 

See the infographic below for the full results.

Skycure Map Infographic

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