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This crazy train track illusion has a simple mathematical explanation

Watch the trailer for Business Insider's new short film, 'Ikaria: The Island Where People Live Forever'

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"Ikaria: The Island Where People Live Forever," Business Insider's first short documentary, is now available on iTunes and Amazon. We'd love you to watch it!

Ikaria is one of five areas around the world — dubbed "Blue Zones" by National Geographic Fellow, Dan Buettner — where people live exceptionally long lives. We set out to meet the locals, elders and doctors of this ancient and remote Greek isle, where nature, food and family determine the rhythms of a simpler, and perhaps better, way of life. 

Watch the full 22-minute film on iTunes and Amazon

Directed by Alana Kakoyiannis and David Hands. Edited by Andrew Stern.

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Beekeepers get honey out of honeycombs by slicing them with hot knives — and it looks incredible

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After bees fill honeycombs with honey, they seal them with beeswax. Beekeepers often get the honey out by slicing the honeycombs with hot knives, uncapping it and letting the honey spill out.

Story by Jacob Shamsian and editing by Sydney Kramer.

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This savory egg and tomato dish is a popular breakfast in Israel

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Shakshuka is originally from North Africa, but the savory dish is a popular breakfast in many Middle Eastern countries.

Brooklyn's 12 Chairs Cafe serves an authentic version made with fresh tomatoes and eggs and plenty of spices.

Story by Sarah Schmalbruch and editing by Sydney Kramer

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A 20-unit apartment building in Brooklyn is being turned into a megamansion you can buy for $22 million

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A 20-unit Brooklyn apartment building is about to undergo quite the renovation, and soon it will be a single-family home. 

Listing for a whopping $22 million, the Brooklyn Heights building comes with a proposed layout that can include four bedrooms, four bathrooms, four powder rooms, a chef's kitchen, dining room, parlor, and an elevator.

There would also be a rooftop deck and a basement that could incorporate a gym and an 800-bottle wine cellar if the buyer so chooses.  

In total, the home would have 14,000 square feet of living space.

The proposed layout is being overseen by designer Lee J. Stahl and The Renovated Home, but whoever buys the building can choose whether they want to use the plans or not.

Stahl told the Wall Street Journal that his proposal would take $10.6 million and 16 months to execute.

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The building was previously owned by the Jehovah's Witnesses before it was acquired by Benchmark Properties in January. 

Though there are tenants still living in the building's 20 apartments, the property will be delivered vacant to its new owner. 

According to Streeteasy, one-bedroom apartments there have rented for between $2,800 and $3,150, while studios have gone for between $2,150 and $2,250. Apartments have been rented in the building as recently as August 2015. 

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Ryan Serhant and Bradley Mohr of Nest Seekers International have the listing

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This is the biggest misconception guys have about cologne

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Sometimes, common knowledge is just plain wrong. 

You may think that cologne is simply fragrance for men while perfume is fragrance for women, but that is actually a pretty recent idea, according to Askmen.

In fact, it isn't so cut and dry, and the reason we have fallen into this paradigm is due to clever marketing.

In order to get men to wear fragrance in the 20th century, marketers positioned the weakest of the fragrance concentrations (Eau de Cologne, which has around 3% fragrance oil) combined with traditionally masculine scents like musk, as being exclusively made for men, to encourage them to break into the world of fragrance.

This had an unexpected side effect. Thereafter, the idea spread that cologne was exclusively for men and perfume for women — regardless of what the concoctions actually smelled like.

To add more confusion, colognes are no longer just eau de Cologne, but can be any of the other concentrations as well, like eau de toilette (around 10%) or eau de Parfum (between 15 and 20%).

So what does this mean for guys? It means they can forget about distinctions like cologne and perfume, and just wear the scents they like to wear, regardless of how they're labeled. More and more fragrances are being labeled as unisex as well, and men shouldn't be afraid to try those either.

We recommend trying out many different scents, on your skin, to see what kinds you still like at the end of the day. Then, make your favorites part of your scent wardrobe.

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Weed, crab legs, and a mermaid — inside the massive marijuana-mansion party thrown by Instagram's 'Marijuana Don'

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He's made millions and become known throughout the legal-cannabis industry with his company, Advanced Nutrients, which sells fertilizer for marijuana plants. Now Michael Straumietis wants everyone outside of the legal-cannabis world to know who he is. 

He's the "Marijuana Don," as seen from his Instagram account with hundreds of thousands of followers. He often mixes business with pleasure, as shown by his famous "marijuana mansion" parties. Grab a lighter and your medical-marijuana card and get ready to party — Michael Straumietis is a name you don't want to forget. 

Produced by Sam RegaCinematography by Andrew SternProduction manager Lauren Browning.

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These are Hillary Clinton's favorite restaurants in New York City

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With the presidential candidates swinging through New York this week in preparation for the state primary on Tuesday, a lot of attention has been paid to their restaurant choices. How do they eat their pizza — folded over, or with a fork? Do they use a spoon for their soup? Which local businesses will get their patronage (and ensuing press attention)? 

As a former New York senator, Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knows her way around the state's dining options.

She just wrote a list of her favorite New York food destinations on Thrillist, showing a taste that skews towards traditional Italian or home-style American restaurants, balanced by a sweet tooth for artisanal ice creams.

Below, find the New York City establishments favored by Clinton.  

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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

604 Union Street, Brooklyn

700 West 125th Street, New York

Clinton says that the best Dinosaur experience is at the original outpost in Syracuse, New York, but you can still chow down on her favorite barbecue in the Harlem and Brooklyn locations. Dinosaur is known for its ribs, pulled pork, and brisket, served up with classic sides like mac 'n' cheese or fried green tomatoes. Portions are hearty and ambience is low-key.



Red Rooster

310 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York

Also in Harlem, Red Rooster is one of New York City's trendiest soul food spots. The upscale take on Northern and Southern comfort food dishes was dreamt up by star Swedish-Ethiopian chef Marcus Samuelsson, who's created a buzzy restaurant with a menu chock-full of crowd pleasers: spicy meatballs, fried chicken and waffles, corn bread, sweet potato doughnuts. Clinton says that Red Rooster is one of her husband's "beloved go-to restaurants", too.



Hillstone

378 Park Avenue South, New York

At Hillstone, Clinton says that the veggie burgers are just as good as regular ones — which is important, as Bill Clinton is, in fact, vegan. The Midtown restaurant has a wide-ranging menu, with everything from sushi to salads and steak. It's a New York mainstay that gets solid reviews for its consistently high-quality food.



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This 309-square-foot micro apartment has a home theater, full kitchen, and even a guest bedroom

The only way to eat this chocolate dessert is to crack it open with a mallet

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Umi Sushi Buckhead is a restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia, that does not take dessert lightly. Its "Chocolate Kyu" dessert is filled with red bean pastry cream, whisky-infused mascarpone and fresh berries. Diners must whack it open with a wooden mallet in order to enjoy.

 Story by Eloise Kirn and editing by Chelsea Pineda.

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These guys have turned spinning tops into an art form

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The "Spintop Snipers" are a group of friends that throw spinning tops with incredible precision. They perform in front of tourists and locals in Taipei, Taiwan, to spread the art of spinning tops.

Story by Jacob Shamsian and editing by Kristen Griffin, footage from Kuma Films

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A lavish Indian palace was just ranked the number one hotel in the world by TripAdvisor

13 photos from one of Coachella's most notorious after-parties

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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival's 2016 first-weekend run was quite a success. Big names such as Guns N' Roses, LCD Soundsystem, and A$AP Rocky were among the acts who graced the stage — and even more celebrities attended, Instagramming and tweeting from their VIP parties.

After Saturday's closing shows, the rager kept going at the seventh-annual Neon Carnival, one of the most notorious after-parties held during Coachella weekend. The party is unaffiliated with Coachella, but it has fallen on the night between Saturday's and Sunday's shows for years. 

This year, in order to avoid insane traffic on the way to the party's location at a private airport, VIP guests jumped into their jets and helicopters to make it on to the scene.

Taylor Swift, Leonardo DiCaprio, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Jared Leto, The Weeknd, and Alexander Wang were all among those spotted partying at the carnival.

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The party is often described as a "magical carnival", complete with a Ferris wheel, ball toss games, bumper cars, and more.

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It's hosted on a landing strip at the Desert Resorts Airport in Thermal, California.

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Why you should never wait to deal with hair loss

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For many men, the process of dealing with an issue includes initially sticking their head in the sand for an unspecified amount of time.

Unfortunately, that does more harm than good — especially when it comes to many men's worst fear: hair loss.

"If you think you're losing your hair, the sooner you should see somebody like a dermatologist or a hair specialist, the better," according to Dr. William Yates of Dr. Yates Hair Science, a hair specialist clinic in Illinois.

According to Yates, many men fall into a state of denial or attempt home remedies that have zero basis for effective solutions.

"A lot of people, before they see me, are using coconut oil, internet products ... products on the shelf at the drug store," Yates told Business Insider. "They've gone through a lot of things that didn't have a chance anyway."

The issue, Yates says, is that the majority of hair loss is genetic, and these products don't have a hope or a prayer of actually tackling hair loss at the source.

"Fighting genetics is one of the hardest battles no matter what illness you have," Yates said.

Comparing hair loss to other treatable problems, he says that the further along it has progressed, the less the specialist will be able to do to combat or treat it. Even if you're a younger guy in your 20s or 30s, don't think that hair loss can't happen to you. If you notice it, you should try to do something about it as soon as you can.

"A lot of people — especially guys — will suffer in silence," Yates said. "They just have to be more open about it and seek help."

There are many solutions today, however, both surgical and non-surgical.

"Nowadays your hair can look as good as everything else,"  Yates said.

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People size you up in just 3 seconds — here's how to make a brilliant first impression

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Networking nervousThe first time someone meets you, it takes them about three seconds to determine whether they like you or want to do business with you in the future, said Jean Baur, a career coach and author of the book "The Essential Job Interview Handbook."

This is crucial when it comes to meetings where that first impression makes all the difference, such as a job interview or client presentation. From your posture to the jewelry you wear, key details can have a significant impact on how you're perceived. 

Here are a few ways to make a brilliant first impression in a flash.

This is an update of an article originally written by Vivian Giang.

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1. Grooming

First and foremost, you need to look like you take care of yourself. This means paying attention to your fingernails, hair, and makeup. Baur said to make sure that your fingernails are clean and trimmed or nicely manicured. If you wear makeup, you should make sure it doesn't draw attention to itself, but is used to highlight your features.

Don't forget to also pay attention to your feet. Career expert Nicole Williams said her biggest pet peeve is when women wear open-toed shoes without getting pedicures. "If you're going to show your toes, make sure your toes are well-groomed," she said.

If you are a man who is interested in sporting facial hair, make sure that it works for you, said Adam P. Causgrove, chairman of The American Mustache Institute

Think about it like a haircut — not every cut is going to look good on every person, he said. Regardless, your facial hair needs to be kept trim and tidy to maintain a professional look.



2. Clothing

Whatever you wear, make sure it's appropriate in your industry. "Everyone draws their lines differently," said etiquette coach Barbara Pachter. "For example, you may be able to wear shorts, but not cutoffs. If your company has a dress code, follow it."

Baur advised: "If you're in banking, wear a navy blue, gray, or black suit (pantsuits are fine for women). But if you're in marketing, training, or academia, you have a wider choice. I like to wear bright colors, such as a red or turquoise, as they complement my coloring and reflect my personal style."

It's also important to consider how your color choices will play in the environment, said Pachter. "Darker colors usually convey a stronger impression than lighter ones." If you're giving a presentation, make sure the color you're wearing doesn't blend in with the background behind you.

According to 2,100 hiring managers and human resource professionals who participated in a CareerBuilder survey, blue and black are the best colors to wear to a job interview, and orange is the worst. Conservative colors, such as black, blue, gray, and brown, seem to be the safest bet when meeting someone for the first time in a professional setting, whereas colors that signal more creativity, like orange, may be too loud. 



3. Jewelry

"Keep your jewelry subtle unless you're an opera singer or nightclub entertainer," said Baur. "And don't wear things that will clank when you rest your hand on the table or that make noise when you gesture."

Accessories are meant to complement your outfit, not overpower it. "I once met a woman who had a ring on every finger," Pachter said. "You couldn't look at anything else."



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An Afghan teen is breaking barriers by conducting an all-female orchestra

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19-year-old Negin Khpalwak conducts an orchestra made up of 35 women in Afghanistan, despite the threat of violence. Of Khpalwak's family, only her father is supportive of her music career. In fact, when she recently visited her home village, Khpalwak's brothers and uncles threatened to beat her because she openly played music on television.

Story and editing by A.C. Fowler

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A studio in upstate New York is becoming famous for making a crazy spiral glass sculpture

There's a restaurant in South Korea that cooks pizza by lighting it on fire

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The Place in Seoul, South Korea, has a new way of cooking pizza. The traditional crust and toppings are covered in a dome of dough, which is then lit on fire. This method melts the ingredients on the inside for an extra gooey, hot slice of 'za.

Story by Eloise Kirn and editing by Chelsea Pineda. 

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