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Here's the crucial reason why men should care about their skin



Here's the message that dermatologists and skincare professionals want to get through to men across the globe: skincare matters.

No matter what age you are, you can benefit from developing a skincare regimen for your skin.

Why? Because it will keep your skin looking better, fresher, and younger for longer — as well as ward off irreversible sun damage.

"A lot of guys say, 'Oh I don't have time. I really don't need it.' The truth of the matter is that you do," Chris Salgardo, author of grooming and skincare guide Manmade and president of skincare brand Kiehl's, told Business Insider.

The most important thing men can do is use sunscreen daily

"One of the most inexpensive ways to keep your skin looking its best for the longest period of time possible is to use a sunscreen," Salgardo said.

Sun damage is cumulative, which means the sooner you work to prevent it by applying a broad spectrum sunscreen daily, the better off you'll be. 

Moisturizer is another cornerstone for men's skincare. It will, over time, lessen the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, preventing them from settling in and making you appear older than you actually are.

It will also make your skin feel more supple and healthy, contribute to its natural glow, and help avoid that "tight" feeling your skin gets when you wash your face in the morning. Eye cream is another subset of moisturizer specially formulated for treatment of the thin-skinned eye area, where those wrinkles have a tendency to appear earlier.

To the guys who claim that they just don't have enough time to develop and maintain a skincare routine, Salgardo has just one thing to say: "That's just not true. The reality is that it's not complex. It shouldn't be daunting," Salgardo told us. "You should be able to get it done and get it done quickly."

"We're all living longer lives," Salgardo said. "Look the best at every age."

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4 major issues for any American who wants to visit Cuba


Business Insider recently sent three reporters to Havana, Cuba, to see what it's like to visit the country as tourists. As the restoration of ties between the communist nation and the US seems to be imminent, people are itching to fly down to Havana.

While we had a great time, there are a handful of issues that American tourists should seriously consider before booking a flight.

We'll have lots of stories about our adventures on the island, which you'll be able to find here.

Produced by Graham Flanagan. Camera by Joe Avella, Tyler Greenfield and Amanda Macias.

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24 people from around the world share the Christmas decoration that means the most to them


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The holidays are a time for families to come together over gifts, food, and special memories. For many, those memories extend to the decorations they use in their home.

Christmas tree providers Balsam Hill asked photographers around the world to share their most memorable decoration and explain why it's special to them. The submissions spanned six different continents, revealing the touching stories behind the most cherished holiday memories. 

We've put together a collection of some of our favorites, but you can see the full project here

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Tirana, Albania

"My aunt passed away years ago, so this ornament reminds me that she will always be with us each Christmas holiday. She loved building snowmen; it was her favorite thing to do. When I hang this decoration on the tree each year, it makes me feel warm inside knowing we have a special ornament just for her." — Angela 

Birmingham, United Kingdom

"My two little sisters gifted me this special handmade star bunting ornament on Christmas Eve. They live in India, and I have not seen them since 2011 ... this gift made me realize that no matter how far apart we live, we will always be connected to one another just like this star bunting." — Gavin

Canterbury, United Kingdom

"This is a small seated porcelain bisque Santa which belonged to my late great-grandmother. I remember this decoration being locked in her ornament cabinet when I was a very small child ...The ornament now stands in my own cabinet, and I bring it out each holiday season and stand it on the bookshelf with other treasured mementos of Christmas past and present." — Lorraine

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We tried the best item on Subway's secret menu — the pizza sub


Chances are, you didn't even know that Subway served a pizza sub. 

But they do — on their secret menu, not their regular one.

However, if you do get a blank stare when you request the pizza sub, simply ask to build your own sandwich, then ask for tomato sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, and any veggies you'd like.

You'll end up with a pizza and a sandwich all in one; what more could you want?

Story by Sarah Schmalbruch and editing by Jeremy Dreyfuss

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Here's what it was like inside Yahoo's lavish Roaring 20s-themed party that reportedly cost the company millions (YHOO)



On Monday morning, Eric Jackson, manager of hedge fund SpringOwl, sent a brutal 99-page presentation to Yahoo's board outlining his case for why the company should drop Marissa Mayer as CEO and find new management.

Among Jackson's grievances about Yahoo is everything Mayer has blown money on, from failed acquisitions to lavish parties and sponsorships.

He claims that a December 2014 party had a photo shoot that cost Yahoo $70,000 alone, and that the company's Roaring 20s-themed holiday party this year at Pier 48 in San Francisco cost $7 million. A source with knowledge of the company and the cost of the party tells Business Insider that the cost was actually less than a third of Jackson's claimed $7 million.

We've rounded up some pictures from Yahoo's lavish holiday party so you can see what it was like:

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Yahoo's 20th anniversary holiday party was Roaring 20s-themed.

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Yahoo's party took place at San Francisco's Pier 48, a huge venue on the water.

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This addictive new shopping website is the Kayak of clothing brands



Shazop could revolutionize shopping for high-end fashion online.

It's a brand new comparison shopping site, where shoppers can select designer dresses, shoes, and handbags and from over sixty different retailers — such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Shopbop, Nordstrom, and Macy's — and compare sizes and prices. The site keeps track of coupon codes for added discounts.

Founder Andrea Marron, former Vice President of Digital at Nicole Miller, came up with the idea during her tenure at Nicole Miller. She noticed that whenever the company would distribute product to retailers, the mark downs would vary tremendously. In spring 2013, she teamed up with ZocDoc developer Amit Sawat, and Shazop began to come to realization.

It's obviously in its nasceny, but Marron thinks of the website as the Kayak of online shopping.

"Way back in the day, you would go to ten different airline sites to try to find the best price on a flight," Marron said in an interview with Business Insider. "But now, it's a lot more convenient for a user to just go to Kayak to find the best flight. We want to be the one place that a consumer can go to to browse and find the best style for them and have all the information there for them on one page."


Shazop UI


Right now,Shazop sells high end brands, like Tory Burch, Elizabeth & James, and Rag & Bone. This is intentional. 

"We thought that it’s easier to brand yourself as high-end and later add the lower-end brand then to do the reverse," she said. Right now, she wants Shazop to be a "curated experience." In the coming weeks, Shazop will offer more brands, including Kate Spade, Balmain, and BCBG. Shazop will continue to add products and designers as the site grows, and Marron said that a suggestion will allow users to request brands they'd like to see on the site.

Not only is this beneficial to consumers, but Marron believes that retailers can benefit from this service, because it's "an opportunity for them. Let's say someone is browsing on Shazop for a dress and it's sold out at a retail that they had in mind ... another retailer could potentially pick up a customer by having that size in stock."

It all is rooted in a tremendous amount of data. Shazop pulls data from the websites and brings the information to the consumer easily, making it a one-stop shop for consumers.

Naturally, Shazop has accumulated tons of data and information while making the product. To capitalize on this, Shazop offers a B2B service called Ragtrades, which sells data to retailers to help them handle their pricing and buying methodologies. Marron told Business Insider that Ragtrades' most popular product is a price tracking dashboard.  

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Marron knows that online shopping can be troublesome to many. "Finding something that fits you really well is certainly a big concern," Marron said. "And finding something that you love in your size that fits you at the right price."

But Shazop could be appealing to those who have disavowed online shopping.

Marron believes that online shopping and in-store shopping have a symbiotic relationship. In fact, it's partially the basis of Shazop.

"I really see them [in-store shopping and online shopping] as so separate; they both inform each other I’d say," she said. "If you love in-store shopping you can use something like Shazop — say you go tot the store and try something on [and use] a tool like Shazop to find the best price."

But ultimately, when it comes to in-store shopping and then going home to shop online, Marron believes that "the lines are getting blurred."

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A marketing company asked kids if a woman could do Santa's job — the answers were cringeworthy


If Santa was a woman, could she do the job?

Marketing company Anomaly teamed up with RSA Films to ask kids if a woman had what it takes to be Father Christmas. Their answers were an almost unanimous "no." 

"We tested the idea by asking my kids, and their answers were uncomfortably surprising," said Anomaly's Chief Strategy Officer Stuart Smith. "What started as a bit of elfish fun about one issue surfaced another... who and what is shaping our children's gender perceptions?"

Some of the kids' cringeworthy answers were supported by long-held stereotypes about women.

"For one, she would get lost in the sky," one little boy said.

Another little girl feared that a woman Santa may have difficulty balancing her very important career and motherhood. "If she has a baby then she'll be... doing the presents, taking care of the baby, giving it milk," the girl said.

But all hope wasn't lost. One young boy had no doubt that Christmas could be carried out by a heroine.

"Maybe the girl Santa might be one of, like, the strongest ladies in the world," he said. "Girls aren't any different than boys."

You can check out Anomaly's complete video here.

Story and editing by Alana Yzola


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See Greenland's vast, untouched wilderness


Greenland is one of the least densely populated places on earth, and its vast and remote wilderness is basically untouched.

Photographer Alex Nail spent three weeks hiking Tasermiut Fjord, and the footage he came back with is breathtaking.

The fjord is located on the southern tip of Greenland. It is only accessible by helicopter and boat, and is popular among rock climbers.

Check out Alex Nail Photography for more footage.

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This wallet can charge your phone


This wallet can charge your phone.

Pocket: The Supercharged Wallet, can charge two devices at the same time. It can charge an iPhone up to 50%, and a Galaxy S6 up 36% — enough to get you to an outlet.

It's designed by Phorce, a company that makes "smart bags" that charge your devices, and is about the size of a smartphone. 

The wallet is currently on Kickstarter and is expected to sell for $99 this summer, should it meet its $200,000 goal.

Story and editing by Carl Mueller

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The top-trending things people asked Google how to do in 2015 are a hilarious cross section of pop culture (GOOG, GOOGL)


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Even with the rise of social media giants like Facebook as a source of information, there is still one place most people turn when they want to figure out how to do something: Google.

And a look at the top trending "How to" searches on Google reveals a cross section of all the things that were both bouncing around popular culture in 2015, and things that were a bit confusing to people. The list includes classics conundrums like trying to solve a rubix cube, tech questions like how to get Snapchat working, and even the latest dance fad ("How to hit the quan").

Google defines a trending search as those "that had the highest spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2015 as compared to 2014."

Here were the top trending "How to" searches in 2015, according to Google:

  1. How to use the new Snapchat update

  2. How to solve a rubix cube

  3. How to get legendary marks

  4. How to play Charlie Charlie

  5. How to upgrade to Windows 10

  6. How to get the new emojis

  7. How to authorize a computer on iTunes

  8. How to hit the quan

  9. How to lose 10 pounds in a week

  10. How to use Apple Pay

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The biggest food, drink, and lifestyle trends of 2015, according to Foursquare


Cold-brew coffee, Matcha, and the Pope were all huge in 2015.

That is, at least, according to Foursquare's analysis of the lifestyle trends that had the most impact across the US this year. 

Foursquare, the city-guide app for discovering new places, combined their users' most commonly mentioned terms, highest ratings, and number of implicit visits along with the check-ins that came from its sister app, Swarm. 

The result is the following infographic, which highlights the biggest trending lifestyle topics by month. 

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RANKED: The top-trending people of 2015, according to Google


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On Wednesday, Google released its list of the most searched terms of 2015.

Annually, there are about 1.2 trillion searches made on Google, and the company trawls through its data at the end of every year to come up with lists of the most popular terms.

Google's list of the top-trending people of the year refers to "the searches that had the highest spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2015 as compared to 2014," according to a Google representative.

Here are the top-10 most trending people on Google in the past year:

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10. Josh Duggar

The "19 Kids and Counting" star and former conservative lobbyist apologized for his online "double life," admitting to cheating on his wife amid reports that he was a member of adultery website Ashley Madison.

9. Adele

Adele's blockbuster new album "25"was released in November, selling 2.3 million copies in its first three days, according to Nielsen, CNN reports.

8. Rachel Dolezal

Rachel Dolezal, the former head of an NAACP chapter, came under national scrutiny after saying she identified as black and suffered hate crimes because of her professed race. Critics slammed her for misrepresenting her ethnicity and identity and attempting to "pass" as black while avoiding cultural burdens.

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The 37 strangest photos of 2015


A dog wipes out during the Surf City Surf Dog Contest in Huntington Beach, California, United States, September 27, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

It's important to look back on the past with a little sense of humor.

In addition to the most powerful, moving, or even newsworthy images of the year, we've put together a collection of peculiar Reuters photos that simply made us smile.

From "No Pants Subway Day" in Mexico to a toilet cafe in Moscow — there's plenty of everyday happenings that can remind you of the absurdity, playfulness, and kindness in the world.    

Some of these moments seem bizarre because of their lack of context. Others are just plain weird.

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The European Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and Convention was held in Birmingham, England, in January.

The fifth-annual "No Pants Subway Ride" was held in Mexico City on January 11, 2015.

In January, winter swimmers dove into the waters of the Yangtze River, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.

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Arizona's incredible Antelope Canyon is a completely unique rock formation


Arizona's Antelope Canyon is an incredibly unique natural wonder that draws tourists from all over the world to Arizona.

It's a slot canyon, which means that it was formed by water rushing through rock. The narrow formation has two parts: an upper and lower section, both of which are only accessible by guided tour.

Tours are usually given by people from the Navajo tribe because the canyon sits on Navajo land in Page, Arizona. Although tours are around $25, Antelope Canyon is one of the most-visited slot canyons in the Southwest.

It's easy to see why. 

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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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10 gifts guys REALLY want for the holidays this year


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Sometimes, the gift your guy really wants is not the one he's asking for.

Only under the guarantee of anonymity (and the promise he won't be judged!) does what a man really want for the holidays come to the surface.

We asked the men of Business Insider what they really want for the holidays this season — and it's certainly an interesting mix.

From connected activewear to super-useful tech gadgets, there's sure to be something your recipient would enjoy. Take advantage of the brash honesty of BI's male employees.

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The Canary automated all-in-one security device is both useful and fun.

"If I could spy on my dog, check for bumps in the night without leaving my bedroom, and possibly catch a robber, that would give me great peace of mind," one BI staffer said. "Paying a lower renter's insurance bill every year would just be icing on the home security cake."


The Tag Heuer Connected is the perfect substitute for the Apple Watch.

"The TAG Connected looks like a cool smartwatch that also really looks like a watch," a BI staffer said. "Plus, TAG has set up a program where you can trade the Connected in for a 'real' TAG watch after two years."


A Tile tracking device is perfect for the absentminded man.

"Because I am extremely forgetful and lose everything that I own. Especially my keys," one BI staffer confessed.

Price: $25

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This photographer takes inspiring pictures of women within 24 hours of giving birth


About six years ago, photographer Jenny Lewis posted leaflets throughout London's Hackney borough looking for 10 women who would pose with their newborn baby within 24 hours of giving birth. Her goal: to capture a woman's strength during one of the most intimate times of her life.

Her friends thought her plan was pretty unorthodox.

"My mates were like, 'No one's going to call you, no one's going to want to do it,'" Lewis said of her friends' reactions. "But I got an email and I was like, 'yeah, there we go.'"

When Lewis set out on this journey she didn't know that she would be taking pictures of new mothers for the next five years, nor could she have imagined the amazing stories she would hear.

jenny lewis photographyThe whole project, which she thought would be a series of six, maybe 10 photographs for her website, all began out of frustration. "I had two kids and it had gone really well and I probably felt the most empowered and strong I'd ever felt," Lewis said, explaining that everyone else had always focused on the negatives of pregnancy. "All the stories I'd been fed when I was pregnant were like, take all the drugs you can. It's a nightmare, it's painful. Everyone always felt open to share the bad stuff."

Lewis wanted to capture the other side of the story — that odd mix of relief and pride that she felt after giving birth. The project got off to a slow start, but after she photographed and talked to the first few mothers, she decided to expand the project.

"Twenty sounded better. Then I got 20, and I was like 50 will be really good, maybe 100 would be, like, smashing it," Lewis said.

She ended up taking pictures of 150 mothers with their newborns and published a book, "One Day Young."

JennyLewis_ODY_ ShenelleArissaLewis has been an editorial photographer for 20 years, taking pictures of famous actors, musicians, and authors, including John Goodman, Dame Maggie Smith, and the Beastie Boys to name a few. But this pet project hit a deeper chord.

"It's just real life," Lewis said. "What was just on my doorstep was more interesting than any pictures I've ever taken."

Jenny Lewis PhotographyBecause Lewis is invited into the homes of women who have just given birth and who she has never, before that moment, met in person, Lewis bonds with the subjects of her photographs rapidly. She said she remembers each interaction with the mothers she has photographed.

"There's no barrier. So whatever's on their mind comes up," Lewis said. "So I'll have someone telling me they lost their mother when they were two. They didn’t know what a mother is. Now they're being something they never witnessed. That was such an emotional conversation."

Jenny Lewis Photography In October, Lewis teamed up with WaterAid to take her project to Malawi. There, she highlighted the challenges mothers face who don't have access to clean water.

"I'd meet women who walked 13 hours to get to the health center, and were nine and a half months pregnant, and they'd wait for two weeks to have the baby," Lewis said.

Despite these mothers living a completely different life than the 150 women featured in her book, Lewis said all the women had something in common during the personal moments she shared with them.

"The emotions on the women's faces and their body language was similar to the women in London," Lewis said of the Malawi mothers. "Because again, what takes over is the primitive. It's the overwhelming joy and relief, the pride in yourself. You know, no one else has done it, you have done it."

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19 crazy facts about Bill Gates' $123 million mansion (MSFT)


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With a net worth of $78.9 billion, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates is the richest man in America.

It shouldn't be too surprising that one of the wealthiest people in the world also has an insanely extravagant home.

It took Gates seven years and $63 million to build his Medina, Washington, estate, named "Xanadu 2.0" after the fictional home of Charles Foster Kane, the title character of "Citizen Kane."

At 66,000 square feet, the home is absolutely massive, and it's loaded to the brim with high-tech details.

We've rounded up some of Xanadu 2.0's most over-the-top features here.

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It's worth at least $123 million today.

According to the King County public assessor's office, the property is worth $123.54 million as of this year. Gates purchased the lot for $2 million in 1988.

He reportedly pays around $1 million in property taxes each year.

Half a million board-feet of lumber was needed to complete the project.

The house was built with 500-year-old Douglas fir trees, and 300 construction workers labored on the home — 100 of whom were electricians.

A high-tech sensor system helps guests monitor a room's climate and lighting.

When guests arrive, they're given a pin that interacts with sensors located all over the house. Guests enter their temperature and lighting preferences so that the settings change as they move throughout the home. Speakers hidden behind wallpaper allow music to follow you from room to room.

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