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What men and women fantasize about has more in common than you think

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You might have more in common with your partner than you know. 

According to a study published last year in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, men and women share a surprising number of sexual fantasies. 

 

For the study, researchers asked 1,516 men and women living in Quebec (most of whom were between the ages of 20 and 40), what they fantasized about.

The study group's answers are by no means comprehensive or culturally diverse. However, they offer an interesting peek into a part of the human mind that is largely unexplored.

Participants completed an online survey where they responded to 55 statements about their sexual fantasies using a number scale to rate the intensity of each fantasy.

Not surprisingly, the top 10 most popular fantasies among men and women were different. But each gender's top 10 list had five fantasies in common, which are color-coded in the two graphics below:

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This is why the Audi RS 7 is $120,000 of pure automotive perfection

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The Audi RS 7 is unlike anything on the road. It's powerful, sleek, and oddly practical. It doesn't easily fit into a particular category.

Is it a supercar? Nope — it has four doors and a ton of storage space, two features that supercars typically lack.

Is it a supersedan? Sort of, but it has a hatchback like an old Honda CRX.

So ... it's a fun little hot hatchback? No! It's 16 feet long and costs 120 grand.

A four-door coupe? Perhaps.

When earlier this year Business Insider got the chance to spend a few days behind the wheel of a 2015 Audi RS 7 4.0T quattro Tiptronic, I was on a mission to figure out what this beast is all about.

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The Audi RS 7 is — in one word — intense.



Audi took the stylish A7 luxury cruiser and handed it over to the mad scientists at the brand's high-performance Quattro division, where they promptly pushed the envelope on everything that car can do.



Quattro replaced the A7's "reasonable" engine with a 4.0-liter V8 and then added twin-turbos for good measure. With an earth-moving 560 horsepower, the RS 7 is the most powerful Audi sold in North America.



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24 life skills every functioning adult should have

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Life is funny.

No one gets a handbook upon turning 18, complete with all the rules they'll need to memorize and competencies they’ll need to acquire.

Somehow you're just supposed to know that you should have more money coming in than going out and you shouldn't wear a fuzzy orange sweater to a job interview.

Fortunately, we've put together our own handbook of sorts, which lists many of the skills you'll need to survive as an adult in the modern world.

It's based on the Quora thread, "What are some of the most useful skills to know?" as well as scientific research and expert opinion.

We can't promise we've outlined every skill, but if you've mastered these, you're off to a good start.

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1. Accepting feedback gracefully

"For most of us it is hard to hear how we made a mistake or could have done something better," writes Quora user Pedram Keyani. "An amazing skill (which you can learn through practice) is to set aside your emotional response in the moment and focus on the information presented to you. Some of it will be valid and some of it invalid but let your brain decide that, not your ego."

Depending on what kind of feedback you're receiving, there are different strategies for responding with a cool head. For example, if your boss points out what she thinks is an error and you're not sure she's correct, you can say, "I hadn’t thought of that, and I’m going to look into it right away."

 



2. Apologizing sincerely

To err is human — but to craft a believable apology isn't a universal skill.

The apology "needs to be sincere, not qualified, not quantified, and also needs [to] outline how X will not happen again," Keyani says.

According to one CEO, there's a six-step strategy for successfully saying you're sorry:

1. Act quickly.

2. Apologize in person. 

3. Explain what happened

4. Show how you are going to avoid the problem in the future. 

5. Apologize.

6. Make restitution.

Keyani gives an example of what you might say if you were tardy for an appointment:

"I'm sorry I was late for the meeting. It must have been frustrating because you spent a lot of time preparing and got up early. I did a poor job accounting for traffic and didn't give myself enough buffer. That is my bad and I'm going to give myself an extra 10 minutes instead of five moving forward."



3. Managing your time wisely

There will probably never be a time in your life when you aren't juggling multiple personal and professional priorities. Time-management skills are a must, unless you want to feel constantly frazzled.

Perhaps the most important time-management lesson is that you should stick with one task at a time. Research suggests that multitasking is generally counterproductive, because the brain expends energy as it readjusts its focus from one activity to another.

You'd be wise, too, to limit the hours you spend working. Decades ago, Henry Ford discovered that productivity started to decline after employees logged more than 40 hours per week. Other research suggests that, after three weeks, 60-hour workweeks become less productive.



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13 apps that will stop you from wasting time

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Time often seems to just slip away. And whether you want to prevent yourself from wasting time, or make your work time more productive, there are lots of apps that can help.

These 13 apps will make scheduling less painful, help you keep track of what you are spending your time on, and even punish you for checking social media too much. They'll also help you see a big picture of how you spend your time and show you small tweaks that can carve out a few more hours of leisure time.

Here are 13 apps to stop you from wasting time, many of which have been featured on Product Hunt.

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Sunrise is the best way to bring all your calendar services together.

Sunrise’s secret weapon is its beautiful and simple interface, as well as integration with all the other popular calendar services. It also connects with other apps as well, like Facebook, Google Maps, and Evernote, and features a handy calendar-within-a-keyboard that makes scheduling a meeting easy.


Price: Free (Web, iOS, Android, Mac)



RescueTime gives you a picture of your daily computer habits.

RescueTime helps you track how much time you spend on different applications and websites. It runs in the background and lets you get a snapshot of your daily habits, and change them if you need to. It can even categorize activities and show you how much time you spend on things like entertainment, social networking, and news.


Price: Free (Mac, PC, Android)



Timewaste Timer charges you money for overusing Facebook.

Timewaste Timer is a hilarious app that punishes you every time you use Facebook more than an hour per day. The app charges you a dollar (from an account you fund) every time you give in and peruse Facebook for too long. The only thing we wish is that the proceeds went to charity.


Price: Free, sort of (Web)



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The 20 best college campuses in America

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For most students, a premier college experience is cultivated beyond the classroom — from great campus food to standout career services and beautiful surroundings.

Business Insider looked at 11 campus-related categories from The Princeton Review's 2016 college rankings to determine which colleges offer the best overall campuses. 

Our list combines rankings of more than 100 colleges for categories including college libraries, dorms, campus scenery, quality of life, and more. Read about our methodology here

There is no discernible connection between the types of colleges that come out on top. Ivy League universities, small liberal arts colleges, and technical schools are all represented. Still, each school on this list boasts a great campus experience. 

An earlier version of this list was compiled by Emmett Knowlton and Peter Jacobs.

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20. Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire

The smallest college in the Ivy League system has an undergrad enrollment of just over 4,000 and strives to offer its students nothing but the best. This year, Dartmouth ranked in the top 10 in Best Quality of Life. 

The school's nine libraries are all part of the collective Dartmouth College Library, which this year earned a top-10 ranking on the Best College Library list.  



17. (TIE) Tulane University

New Orleans, Louisiana

Located in the heart of New Orleans, Tulane holds top rankings in Princeton Review's Quality of Life and City Gets High Marks ranking.

The 110-acre campus sits along the oldest streetcar line in the country, and the historic St. Charles streetcar makes the four-mile trip into the downtown and French quarters of New Orleans easily accessible.



17. (TIE) Rollins College

Winter Park, Florida

The private university in Central Florida was named the most beautiful campus by the Princeton Review this year. The 70-acre school located on the banks of Lake Virginia features distinctive Spanish-Mediterranean architecture. 

Rollins also received a top-10 ranking in the Easiest Campus To Get Around category.



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Here's why memes are so much more than just funny internet photos – straight from the man who coined the term

9 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

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It's OK to mess around during your 20s. But your 30s are the ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the rest of your life.

From your health to your money and your relationships, here are nine lifestyle tweaks you can make to lay the foundation for lifelong success.

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Follow this one simple rule to get a much better haircut

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You've been getting haircuts ever since you were small. You feel like you know the drill, and your hair usually comes out fine.

But the truth is, a lot of men aren't asking for the haircut they want. 

Your barber is not looking for a generic suggestion when he asks, "What are we doing today?" 

"Short on the sides, long on top" doesn't actually help him. In fact, most trending haircuts these days are a variation on that theme. "Like this but shorter" is another nonstarter, because terms like "long" and "short" are relative terms — even to barbers.

What they're actually looking for is a specific explanation of how you want your hair to look.

Many men keep their requests simple for fear of saying the wrong thing and ending up with a bad cut. But don't worry about that — a good barber will explain what he's going to do before he does it and will ask for your feedback as the cut goes on. 

The blog Art of Manliness recently took a deep dive into barber/client communication. Here are some key takeways that will help you get a better haircut:

  • Be exact about how much you want taken off. Tell your barber, "I want X inches off the sides," or "Take a quarter-inch off the sides."
  • When it comes to clippers, know your numbers. This electric, mutli-blade razor is frequently used for edging and blending, but can also be used for close shaves on the side or even the top. Clippers are usually used with guards, which dictate how close the cut is. The bigger the number, the longer the hair will be. When you find a length you like, memorize the number. If you don't have a number, your barber will be happy to help you find it by starting form a longer/larger number and working down.
  • You can't just say "taper" and expect your barber to understand what you meanA taper refers to hair that gradually gets shorter from one place to another on your head. Usually, this starts long on the top and gets shorter as it goes down. Most of the time your barber will automatically include some sort of taper, but there are short tapers and long tapers, and it's best to explain clearly and directly to your barber what kind you want.
  • Your barber may automatically texture your hair if you need it, but there are certain things you can ask for. Done by holding your hair and cutting it at a 45 degree angle, choppy texture will give your hair the illusion of more volume. For thicker hair with more heft, razored texture streamlines and reduces volume. There's also thinning, in which your barber uses thinning shears to cut individual hairs. This also reduces bulk on thick heads of hair.

A word of caution: Keep an open mind. Explain the specific haircut you want, but listen to feedback from your barber. You don't want to end up with a cut that doesn't work for your face shape or hair type. 

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Happy birthday, Hillary Clinton! Here's a look inside her evolution from Girl Scout to presidential front-runner

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Before she became First Lady, New York's first female US senator, and a viral internet meme, Hillary Clinton was a city girl who dreamed of being an astronaut or a baseball player.

Clinton, for the second time, is seeking the Democratic nomination for president. Bolstered by a strong debate performance, Vice President Joe Biden's decision not to enter the race, and her testimony before Congress last week, she enters into the last two months of the year the clear front-runner to be her party's nominee.

On her 68th birthday, and with her presidential campaign gearing up for the homestretch ahead of the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire presidential primary in a few months, we decided to take a look back at how Clinton became one of the world's most powerful people.

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Born October 26, 1947, Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois, an upper-middle-class Chicago suburb with tree-lined streets, shopping centers, and church spires dotting the skyline.



The family lived in a two-story brick house on the corner of Wisner and Elm Streets, since named Rodham Corner by the city. It was a central hub for the neighborhood children.

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Clinton's mother, Dorothy, cared for the family and taught Sunday School, and her father, Hugh, ran a small drapery business after serving in the Navy during World War II.



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Famous chef David Chang has created his own Chick-Fil-A killer

30 cities you have to visit at least once, according to travelers

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Condé Nast Traveler recently released the results of its annual Readers' Choice Awards.

This year, more than 128,000 travelers submitted millions of ratings and thousands of comments that the magazine's editors used to create lists of favorite cities, hotels, and resorts.

One of these lists declares 30 cities the best in the world for travelers. From bustling urban centers to a quaint Swiss city nestled on a river, there's a destination for every type of traveler.

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30. STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN — With narrow cobblestone streets and a colorful waterfront, Stockholm is an exceptionally charming city. It's also filled with museums and landmarks that make it a prime cultural and entertainment center within Sweden.

For more on what to eat, see, and do in Stockholm, click here»



29. DRESDEN, GERMANY — In Dresden, travelers can take a walk around the Old Town to see buildings and historical landmarks that date back to the Renaissance. Later, they can head to the Nuestadt District for eclectic bars, restaurants, and shops.

For more on what to eat, see, and do in Dresden, click here »



28. SHANGHAI, CHINA — China's biggest city buzzes with excitement. Highlights include gorgeous night views of the Huangpu River, contemporary art stores in the Bund neighborhood, and the breathtaking Jade Buddha Temple.

For more on what to eat, see, and do in Shanghai, click here»



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This website tells you all the people who have died in your house — and whether they were murdered

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Nova Ohio Haunted HouseAs Halloween approaches, there are a lot of ways you can get in the holiday season. You can carve a pumpkin, for example, or make a scarecrow — or find out whether someone was ever murdered in your house.

DiedInHouse.com is a website that does exactly what you’d think: it tells you whether someone ever died in your house. The site was founded in 2013 by software engineer Roy Condrey after some tenants in a house he owned asked if he knew the house was “haunted,” according to Forbes.

DiedInHouse.com works by searching data from death certificates, news reports, and 130 million police records to determine first whether someone died in your house, and then more specifically whether there have been any underground meth labs on the property, arson, or murders.

These spooky findings can have real implications for your house value. A death or incident of violent crime in your house can cause its value to sink up to 30%, according to Forbes.

This could present a serious problem, unless you live in an insane housing market like San Francisco, where a house in which a mummified woman had been discovered fetched $1.56 million$500,000 over asking.

We tried out three searches on the service, which starts at $11.99 (3 searches cost $19.99). None of our houses came back with dead people in its past, but Forbes had checked it against known dens of death and it passed the test. They found that it correctly identified a (former) meth lab and the Amityville Horror House.

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Condrey told Forbes that the site has sold over 40,000 reports to date to a mixture of ghost hunters and concerned citizens.  

If you are worried about prior deaths in a house you are looking to buy, you should check your state laws regarding disclosures, which vary widely.

Check out the website for yourself.

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16 luxurious train trips that will make you not want to travel any other way

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Trains may not be the fastest mode of travel, but, they can be the most memorable. From their luxurious interiors to the breathtaking scenery going by outside the window, trains can transform any trip into a nostalgic journey.

As Mark Smith, a British travel writer, told the Herald Sun, “A great train ride is that triple combination of the scenery outside the train, the experience inside the train and the people you meet and things that happen on that specific trip which make it memorable.” 

These 16 train journeys will whisk you away from one country to the next, while you dine on fine meals and watch the countryside roll by. You’ll soon realize why, for many, the only real travel is by train.

The Glacier Express takes passengers across 80 miles in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 6,670 feet.

The Glacier Express



The train takes travelers from St. Moritz to Zermatt, Switzerland's two most famous ski resorts. The trip is 7 1/2 hours across 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels.



The Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest railway in the world, taking travelers from Moscow all the way to Beijing or Vladivostok. It travels through eight time zones.



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YouTube stars SortedFood tell us about their plans to open offline cookery schools as they bid to become 'the biggest online cooking community' (GOOG, GOOGL)

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SortedFood's star has been rising recently.

The company behind the four British schoolfriends-turned-cheeky-online-chefs has amassed more than 1.3 million YouTube subscribers, the boys are the stars of YouTube's latest advertising campaign, and they recently returned back home after a three-month food tour of America which picked up so much pace that NBC's "Today" show asked them to produce a regular TV segment.

But two of the channel's cofounders, Jamie Spafford and Barry Taylor, told Business Insider they have a bigger ambition. They see SortedFood becoming "the biggest online cooking community in the world."

The "community" aspect is so important that SortedFood wants to do more to engage with them in the offline world too.

Spafford and Taylor told us that they have plans to launch a cookery school. From humble beginnings — four schoolfriends who five years ago created a food show depicting them "monkeying around" with recipes because they were so worried their diets had become atrocious when they became adult students — the company has just moved into new premises in London's Tower Hill to house its 12 staff. Now SortedFood wants to extend the space so it can entertain and teach fans too.

Taylor said: "Our mission is to do things that no other channel could do. From a digital aspect we have been leading online in how to educate people about food and cooking. We don't teach people how to cook and say 'this is the one way to do things.' We're not Gordon Ramsey saying 'there's my way or the highway.' We're saying you can build on it, and explore food with the community. When we do have a school or a restaurant it'll be as much the community's as our own."

They don't yet know when they'll be offering out classes, or even what shape the lessons might take, as they say they are currently in an exploration stage — which will no doubt see them take some advice from their army of fans.

A little boost from YouTube has been helping SortedFood along the way too

Spafford said SortedFood has been working "quite closely" with YouTube over the past two to three years. Earlier this year, when YouTube decided to repeat an ad campaign promoting its creators but with different YouTube stars, the company approached SortedFood. Copa90, a soccer-focused YouTube channel, also features in the campaign

"It's difficult to turn that kind of offer down," Spafford said. "The process was seamless, fantastic. They work with the best people and the best agencies [Essence Digital was the agency behind the campaign] — there were some occasions when we found out YouTube was better able to communicate our brand than us!"

The ad launched earlier this month in the UK on TV, online, and outdoor, and immediately, the channel's numbers began picking up. And it was clear that the campaign boosted the channel's brand recognition among people who had yet to discover it via the usual digital channels.

Taylor: "The messages started to come in from the people we haven't spoken to in a few years. Friends, family, ex-girlfriends ..."

YouTube also funded an experiential campaign starring the SortedFood boys. Earlier this month it took a branded food truck to London's Covent Garden and Spitalfields markets and gave away 2,000 boxes packed with ingredients to make calzone.

"YouTube supported a big investment in our new series about how not enough people in the UK are eating together. So the idea was to create a recipe to make at home, tweet the community to tell them where we were, give them a box, and get everyone to share the results ... it's kind of everything SortedFood stands for," Taylor said.

Beyond making money via YouTube (creators get a cut of the advertising revenue associated with their videos,) SortedFood has also signed major sponsorships with brands including Kenwood and Tesco.

Taylor and Spafford won't reveal how much they earn. The majority of SortedFood's income is from sponsorships, but they say every penny they earn goes back into investing in the business and helping it move in the right direction towards becoming a global cooking brand.

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