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How much sex you should be having in a healthy relationship

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How much do you know about your love life? We won't pry, but we will give you some statistics about how and when couples typically have the best sex.

Happify, a website and app that uses science-based interactive activities aimed at making you happier, created this graphic to keep you in the know about sex and happiness. Without further ado, here were their best recommendations and fun facts about the intimate act: (Mobile users, if you're having trouble the infographic click here!)Happify Sex and Happiness graphic

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Meet Hanksy, the viral graffiti artist turning heads with his paintings of Donald Trump and Miley Cyrus

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"I always wanted to be a Disney cartoonist," Hanksy, the 30-something anonymous street artist, tells us.

It's ironic, then, that he has made his name by turning cultural icons into bitingly funny (and often crude) memes, bringing out the darker side of the images we devour every day. In New York City, for example, he recently painted an image of the iPhone's poop emoji emblazoned with Donald Trump's face. He called it "Dump Trump".

Hanksy, who hails from the Midwest but has lived and worked in Manhattan's Lower East Side and Chinatown for the last five years, is an enigma. Or at least, as he openly admits, being enigmatic is his "shtick." Uncannily adept at distilling pop culture conversations into digestible visual puns, he's made some of the most iconic street art works in the last five years. And it all started out as, more or less, a joke. 

Let's take a look at some of his work.

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"I've always been fan of low-brow humor, wordplay, and the easy chuckle — the easy lol, that's what I like," he said. Here, the Simpsons character Mr. Burns makes for a basic pun.

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"Whatever makes me laugh, that's what I want to do," he said. "If it didn't make me roll my eyes in disgust/laughter, I wouldn't do it."



The name "Hanksy" itself is a mash-up, just like his first piece of street art. It's a riff on the work of infamous artist Banksy, known for his politically incisive work and complete anonymity.

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The story goes that back in 2011, soon after moving to New York City, Hanksy was working on a freelance writing assignment when the pun came to mind. He thought an image of Hanks' face in the Banksy style might be even wittier. No matter that he hadn't taken an art class since high school, or done any real street art before.

"I'm not a trained artist," Hanksy said.

Someone snapped a photo of it and sent it to a popular street art blog, and the rest, as they say, is history.



A former digital marketer, one of his main gimmicks is putting famous faces on other things — sometimes animals, sometimes inanimate objects.

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This guy created a genius way to get back at telemarketers — listen to his hilarious robot lead them in circles

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mad men phone amcTelemarketers are a menace to society, but one man has found a genius way to fight back against them.

Roger Anderson was tired of dealing with telemarketers, especially after one of them swore at his son, he writes in a blog post. Since he works on telephone systems for a living, Anderson decided to see if he could beat robocallers at their own game.

First, he set up a system that sent humans through to his phone, while sending robots straight to the answering machine. He did so doing a system that asked if you were human and then made you click a button to get through. Human numbers would then be whitelisted so he didn’t continually annoy his friends and family.

This dealt with robocalls, but human telemarketers could still get through, so he also set up a system where he could manually blacklist them.

This two-part system worked like a charm, and he was able to cut telemarketers out of his life altogether.

The breakthrough

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But, though he had blocked them, something didn’t sit right with Anderson. “I had successfully blocked them, but I wasn’t causing them any pain or discomfort,” he writes. And he had to strike back for all the unfortunate souls still getting harassment by telemarketers.

This is when Anderson had his stroke of genius. He created an algorithm that performed a “handshake” (saying "Hello?"), then “engaged” ("yes," "uh huh," "right"), then once it felt like the telemarketer was catching on, would launch into an inane mini-story. If there was ever a long silence, it went back to the handshake ("hello?"), and so on.

Here is perhaps the best line we heard from Anderson’s robot, giving an excuse as to why he wasn't fully paying attention to the telemarketer: “Oh, hang on, there’s a bee on me, there’s a bee on my arm, keep talking but I’m going to stay quiet cause this bee is freaking me out.” The telemarketer totally bought it.

You can hear that exchange in the sample call below, or check out Anderson’s website for more.

 

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Chemistry reveals the surprising recipe for perfect nacho cheese

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Super Bowl weekend is nearly here, and that means football, beer, and nachos.

Let's face it: Not all nachos are created equal. There are the nachos you make at home and the nachos you buy at the stadium.

The key difference is the texture of the cheese: Stadium nachos have that magical liquid texture you get from processed cheese product that you just can't replicate from melting shredded cheddar in your microwave or oven.

But thankfully, the experts at the American Chemical Society (ACS) have found a way for you to get that velvety texture in your own kitchen without having to turn to processed cheese.

Aside from cheese, all you need are two key ingredients: Beer and sodium citrate, which you can order online (Ebay sells 4-oz. packages for $4.89).

The way it workst is that sodium citrate works to rearrange the structure of proteins in the cheese that gives natural cheddar its soft, yet solid, texture.

When sodium citrate interacts with the calcium in the cheese proteins, it replaces calcium atoms with sodium atoms, thus restructuring the proteins and transforming the texture from a soft block to a liquid velvet, perfect for pouring on tortilla chips:

cheeseHere are the steps to making the ultimate nacho cheese, which you can find in the description below this ACS video:

  1. Put a pot on the stove at medium heat.
  2. Add one cup of your favorite beer.
  3. Add two teaspoons of sodium citrate and stir until dissolved.
  4. Bring beer to a simmer and slowly add your favorite cheese, preferably a cheddar, and whisk it in until you've got a smooth, creamy cheese sauce.
  5. Take it to the next level by adding your own special ingredient(s). Hot sauce? Peppers? Onions? Whatever floats your boat.
  6. Pour over your nachos, or serve as on the side.
  7. Become a Superbowl snack legend.

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Business Insider is hiring a design reporter for the INSIDER team

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Business Insider is looking for a design reporter for INSIDERa new publication that delivers stories to readers across digital platforms.

The ideal candidate is a multimedia journalist who is obsessed with all things design, from a brilliantly engineered beer pong cup to a giant boulder made of Legos to a cold cap that can stop cancer patients from losing their hair.

The design reporter writes stories, creates photo features, and writes video scripts for INSIDER's website and social media channels. Coverage areas include technology, fashion, architecture, interior design, new and innovative products, hacks for the home, and more.

The ideal candidate is a fastidious reporter and writer with a passion for telling great stories, and thrives in a fast-paced work environment.

Candidates should have 1 to 3 years of experience working in a digital newsroom and writing about design. 

At INSIDER, our motto is "Life is an adventure." We tell stories for, about, and by people who seize life. That means they love to travel, try new foods, listen new music, and love people who do the same. INSIDER is distributed across social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube, as well as on the web.

This is a full-time position that's based in our New York City office. Business Insider offers competitive compensation packages complete with benefits. 

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You can live in the Western Hemisphere's tallest apartment building for just $60,000 a month

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432 Park, the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, saw its first officially recorded sale in January, when a 35th-floor apartment changed hands for $18 million.

But now, as Curbed NY reports, that very same unit has come onto the rental market, priced at an astounding $60,000 per month.

Situated just south of Central Park, the 96-story building was designed by architect Rafael Viñoly with CIM Group and Macklowe Properties. It has an unbeatable view and a whole host of amenities: private restaurant, outdoor garden, indoor swimming pool, billiards room, and more.

The apartment now up for rent is a three-bedroom, 4,000-square-foot corner unit with two master bedrooms and a private elevator. And those views.

 

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432 Park contains 104 apartments, starting at $7 million a pop.

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The view from 432 Park just can't be beat, as it rises above all other buildings in the city.



Here's a photo of the interior of the corner unit in question, located on the 35th floor. This is the first time we've seen actual images (not just renderings) from within the building.



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This guy flew from New York to Ghana for just $6

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Brian Kelly is known as "The Points Guy," and is famous for using frequent flier miles and credit card rewards to travel all over the world. Recently, he flew from New York to Accra, Ghana, for only $5.60. 

Check out the full episode below:

 

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These people ran 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents

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Running a marathon is grueling work. Some people train for years just to run a single marathon. These people, however, ran seven marathons in seven consecutive days, on seven continents.

The World Marathon Challenge just held its second annual competition, and registration for the 2017 race is already open.

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This Swedish artist makes amazing drawings out of hundreds of dots

These crazy Super Bowl bagels are the ultimate game-time food

This jasmine green tea roll is a masterpiece served at a Korean bakery in NYC

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Business Insider is hiring a pop culture reporter for the INSIDER team

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Business Insider is looking for a pop culture reporter for INSIDERa new publication that delivers stories to readers across digital platforms.

The ideal candidate is a multimedia journalist who is obsessed with entertainment, viral stories, and all things related to the internet. If you're addicted to Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat, and your friends are always asking you what's trending, you might be the perfect for this role.

The pop culture reporter writes stories, creates photo features, and writes video scripts for INSIDER's website and social media channels. He or she covers everything from Kanye and Wiz Khalifa's Twitter fight to the black and blue (gold and white?) dress to the latest celebrity diet fad.

The ideal candidate is a fastidious reporter and writer with a passion for telling great stories, and thrives in a fast-paced work environment. Candidates should have 1 to 3 years of experience working in a digital newsroom. While this position has regular office hours, the ideal candidate lives and breathes social media and always has an eye out for the next story.

At INSIDER, our motto is "Life is an adventure." We tell stories for, about, and by people who seize life. That means they love to travel, try new foods, listen new music, and love people who do the same. INSIDER is distributed across social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube, as well as on the web.

The position is full-time in our New York City headquarters. Business Insider offers competitive compensation packages complete with benefits.

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