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    julia ratcliff, princeton

    Founded in 1746, Princeton University remains a vibrant community of scholarship and learning.

    Students who attend this Ivy League school follow in the footsteps of Woodrow Wilson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Eric Schmidt, Meg Whitman, Michelle Obama, Jeff Bezos, and other movers and shakers of industry.

    From creating companies to scaling summits, these 16 students are changing what it means to be impressive.

    Alison Bick invented a smartphone app that tests for clean water.

    Class of 2015

    By 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic shortages of fresh water, according to the United Nations. The situation is more dire than ever, and Alison Bick may have the solution in the palm of her hands.

    Bick, an Intel Science Talent Search finalist in 2011, holds the patent for a smartphone app that tests water for contamination — a fast, simple, low-cost, and real-time device suitable for use throughout the world. Here's how it works: The user takes a picture of water that has been exposed to fluorescent light (most commercially available cell phones can be programmed to emit the right spectrum of light from their display). Bick's app analyzes the picture and determines the water's organic and inorganic qualities, with a confidence level of 65% and 80%, respectively.

    The Short Hills, New Jersey, teen first got the idea when a storm hit her town and the water being pumped into homes was potentially contaminated. Since development began, she independently patented the device and has been in talks with Veolia — a French water treatment firm — and the World Bank to commercialize and implement the invention.

    Bick, a chemical and biological engineering major, plans to earn a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and split her time between academic and commercial research. 



    Cason Crane is the first openly gay person to climb the Seven Summits.

    Class of 2017

    In the two years Cason Crane took between graduating from high school and starting at Princeton, he scaled the highest mountain on every continent (the Seven Summits), becoming the fifth-youngest person as well as the first openly gay person to do so. He used the opportunity to raise awareness of issues faced by LGBT athletes; he also raised more than $135,000 for The Trevor Project, a suicide lifeline for LGBTQ youth.

    Since arriving at Princeton last fall, Crane has continued his work for The Trevor Project through the initiative he started called The Rainbow Summits Project, as well as talks around the world, including two TEDx Talks.

    Another of Crane's passions is entrepreneurship — he served as the chief of staff for this year's Start @ a Startup at Princeton, a conference that brought together 250 undergraduate entrepreneurs from around the country and 30 prominent tech startups, like Dropbox, Square, and Indiegogo. Crane is responsible for managing the $300,000 budget for the event.

    When he's not in class or training for Ironman triathlons, Crane is thinking about his future — either in media and communications, or in the tech world, possibly building out an idea he has for a travel-related startup.



    Catherine Dennig is launching her nightlife app overseas.

    Class of 2015

    The summer of her sophomore year, Catherine Dennig created the nightlife app nofomo, designing and building everything from the business plan to the sales pitch to the app itself. She hired a small team, which is helping her ready the app for beta launch in Auckland, New Zealand, in the next few weeks.

    The impending beta launch puts a lot on Dennig's already-full plate, which is already heaped with her senior thesis as well as responsibilities as co-president of the Princeton Social Entrepreneurship Initiative (PSEI) and undergraduate adviser on the Princeton Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee (PEAC).

    Through PSEI, Dennig has been expanding the group's mission to make Princeton one of the world's top social innovation hubs. She put the focus on PSEI's 60-second Princeton Pitch contest, doubling the number of pitches as well as the prize money awarded; an iOS app that lists all of Princeton’s current entrepreneurship resources; and stronger ties to the alumni community.

    Dennig was one of two undergraduate advisers chosen from a pool of more than 5,200 to serve on the PEAC. She works with faculty, staff, alumni, and graduate student advisers to help the university president implement administrative policy changes in teaching and enabling entrepreneurship on campus.

    When she graduates in the spring, Dennig knows she wants to remain involved in the startup world, starting with giving nofomo her undivided attention.



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    We recently published a list of the Best Suburbs in Americafactoring in public school ratings, housing affordability, proximity to nearest metropolitan area, and median household income, among other values.

    Turns out, some of these suburbanites make bank.

    For this list, we ranked the best suburbs in America by median household income, provided by the U.S. Census Bureau's 2008-2012 American Community Survey Estimates. We only considered suburbs within 40 kilometers (25 miles) of the nearest metropolitan area — which explains why some wealthy suburbs (such as the relatively isolated Greenwich, Connecticut, or Great Neck, New York) didn't make the cut.

    The top 25 suburbs span coast to coast, with Saint Louis and Dallas landing three of its suburbs on the list. The top-earning small town is Chevy Chase, Maryland, located a half hour outside Washington, D.C., where residents make a median household income of $250,000.

    Andy Kiersz compiled the data for this list.

    Wealthiest Suburbs in America 2014

    SEE ALSO: RANKED: The 50 Best Suburbs In America

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    Stuyvesant High School

    When it comes to high school, you don't need to pay a fortune to get a good education. There are public high schools all around the country that are preparing students for the future.

    School data site Niche just released its list of the 100 best public high schools in America. Many are magnet schools, meaning they pull in qualified students from around their districts.

    Niche ranks over 100,000 schools based on 27 million reviews from more than 300,000 students and parents, who rated schools in areas like academics, teachers, student culture and diversity, and resources and facilities.

    25. Henry M. Gunn High School (Palo Alto, California)

    Academics Grade: A+

    Student Culture & Diversity Grade: A

    Teachers Grade: A+

    Resources & Facilities Grade: B+

    One high school junior said, "The curriculum is advanced and fast-paced; most teachers are awesome, [but] the ones who aren’t still know what they’re doing."



    24. Rye High School (Rye, New York)

    Academics Grade: A+

    Student Culture & Diversity Grade: C

    Teachers Grade: A+

    Resources & Facilities Grade: A

    "Great choices of clubs,"said a senior. "RHS is very talented both in terms of music, theater, and arts as well as in terms of the smarts (science Olympiad, math team, JSA, etc)."



    23. Saratoga High School (Saratoga, California)

    Academics Grade: A+

    Student Culture & Diversity Grade: B+

    Teachers Grade: A+

    Resources & Facilities Grade: A-

    One senior said, "New facilities are constantly being built, and the school just got a new field."



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    christina sternbenz harrison jacobs business insiderBusiness Insider is looking for a reporter to work on our growing Lists team.

    This reporter will spend his or her time researching and writing our big signature lists and features, like the Best Colleges, Best Employers, and the Best Suburbs In America.

    We’re looking for someone who is smart, organized, and a meticulous researcher. You should be comfortable conducting in-depth research on everything from the coolest small businesses in cities around the world to the most impressive students at top universities. 

    This person should be comfortable working on a variety of subjects and juggling multiple projects at a time. You'd get the opportunity to work with all our verticals, so we welcome candidates with diverse interests.

    The ideal candidate should have one to three years of experience in online journalism and research experience. Bonus if you have copy-editing skills, light HTML knowledge, and a familiarity with Photoshop. Social media knowledge is also useful.

    APPLY HERE with a resume and cover letter if interested, and specify why you're interested in working on Lists and Features.

    This job is full-time and based in our New York City headquarters. Business Insider offers competitive compensation packages complete with benefits.

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    Cypress Point Golf

    Golf is a lifelong sport that takes a lot of patience, discipline, and practice. So for the pros and enthusiasts out there, we've gathered the best golf course in each state across the US.

    We looked to golf experts Golf.com, Golf Digest, Golfweek, and Golf Course Gurus to ensure we picked the very best. From Mt. McKinley in Anchorage, Alaska, to the shores of Juno Beach, Florida, here is the top golf course in every state. 

    ALABAMA: Shoal Creek Golf Club, Shoal Creek

    Course owner Hall Thompson enlisted Jack Nicklaus to help him design a championship-caliber course in the mid-'70s, which resulted in the Shoal Creek Golf Club. The course has hosted two PGA Championships and will host the Regions Tradition on the Champions Tour through 2015. 

    shoal creek club

    Source: Shoal Creek Club



    ALASKA: Anchorage Golf Course, Anchorage

    The Anchorage Golf Course, designed by Bill Newcomb, offers breathtaking views of Mount McKinley, Chugach Mountain Range, Cook Inlet, and the Anchorage city skyline. Golfers can experience the area's natural wildlife with sightings of moose, foxes, and waterfowl.

    Anchorage golf course

    Source: Facebook/Anchorage Golf Course



    ARIZONA: Estancia Club, Scottsdale

    The members-only Estancia Club hosts the best golf course in the Grand Canyon State. The championship course was designed by Tom Fazio, who was named the Best Modern Day Golf Course Architect three times by Golf Digest. 

    estancia golf club

    Source: Youtube/National Production Network



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    the dead rabbit nyc

    New York City has over 2,000 bars, so it can be difficult to figure out which are the best places to grab a drink.

    From trendy cocktail bars to local dives, we've found the 10 best bars in New York City.

    This list is derived from our list of The Best Bars In AmericaTo compile this list, we looked at six notable bar rankings— James Beard Awards, Esquire, Food & Wine, Zagat, The World's 50 Best Bars, and Liquor.com's Best Bars in America—and aggregated the rankings to come up with our own list of the Best Bars in America. We used Yelp ratings as a tie-breaker.

    You can read more about our methodology here.

    10. Saxon + Parole

    316 Bowery

    Saxon + Parole opened last summer in the Bowery in what was formerly Double Crown. Named after two 19th-century race horses, the bar has a vintage yet chic feel. 

    The bar offers inventive concoctions  like Greek yogurt cocktails. Make a reservation in the cellar downstairs for wine and whiskey tastings. 



    9. Mayahuel

    304 East 6th Street

    Mayahuel wants its customers to truly experience Mexico through its drinks.

    The East Village bar serves over 40 mezcals and tequilas and mixes over 50 different cocktails for patrons.



    8. Clover Club

    210 Smith Street

    The Clover Club captures the old-time pre-Prohibition feel while offering a wide variety of delicious reasonably-priced cocktails.

    The cocktail menu at this Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, bar is divided into eight sections including fizzes, punches, sours, and signature drinks.



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    Best Suburbs graphic

    We recently published The 50 Best Suburbs In America, and Elm Grove, Wisconsin, was ranked the best suburb in America. 

    For this list we looked at over 300 suburbs with populations between 5,000 and 100,000, and factored in things like average commute time, median household income, poverty and crime rates, public school ratings, and housing affordability.

    Elm Grove may be small, with a population of just 5,934 residents, but it has excellent schools, almost no crime, and is fairly wealthy, with a median household income of $109,993.

    Residents can make the quick 20-minute trip to downtown Milwaukee, or head 15 minutes west to Lake Country — a popular summer getaway with outdoor activities like boating, biking, and camping. 

    500 Elm Grove RdThe city, nicknamed "The Grove," takes its parks — and its environment — seriously: It earned the state title of "Bird City," which means that the city is committed to making its environment thrive for birds, wildlife, and people. 

    Elm Grove shares schools with its neighboring town, Brookfield. However, unlike Brookfield, Elm Grove does not have any mega-chain-stores. Instead, residents shop at local stores, like John's Great Harvest, a famous bread store that appears at local farmers markets and attracts people from all over the region for its freshly baked breads.

    Several new local businesses recently opened in the downtown area, including Fazio's Sweet Moments Sweet Life, a gourmet chocolatier, and Sparkle Spa, a skin care spa owned by local resident Laura Robinson. The town also has two staple hangouts: RJ's Ice Cream for kids, and O'Donoghue's Irish Pub for adults.

    There's also a strong sense of community, with year-round events that bring the town together.

    "We are a community of volunteers and good neighbors," Village President Neil Palmer said. "We are a community of families, Memorial Day parades, bike decorating contests, library story hours, charity raffles, Fourth of July celebrations, and beautiful trees and gardens."

    In 1966 the town established the Elm Grove Junior Guild, which relies 100% on town volunteers to put together the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Memorial Day Parade, Fourth of July Games, Safety Village, the Children’s Halloween Party, and Breakfast with Santa. 

    And residents seem to love it so much that they never leave. Rebekah Schaefer grew up in Elm Grove and later moved back to the area to raise her own family, which she says is very common. 

    "Our children live at Village Park's pool in the summer and decorate their bikes for the annual Memorial Day Parade, just like we did years ago,"Schaefer said. "Many kids I grew up with are residents who purchased their childhood homes from their parents."

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    Fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon Students

    Greek life has been spreading through colleges around the country since 1776, but that fraternity vibe also extends to the surrounding areas and college towns.

    The data experts at Yelp put together a series of maps that show the frattiest neighborhoods in 10 American cities. Yelp documented how often its users mentioned the word "frat" in reviews, and then plotted those locations on a heat map.

    Austin, Texas:

    Unsurprisingly, most mentions of the word "frat" are clustered around The University of Texas at Austin campus. The university is home to 26 Interfraternity Council chapters and a total of 74 Greek chapters on campus. Fratty college kids frequent nearby like Cactus Cafe and Crown and Anchor Pub. The campus is adjacent to East Austin which is the most hipster section of the city.

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    Boston, Massachusetts:

    Boston is home to over over 60 colleges and universities, so it's no surprise to see fratty hotspots all over Bean Town. The largest heat spots are centered around Tufts University, Harvard University, Boston University, MIT, and Northeastern. Davis Square is home to Tufts frat life, while Harvard's fratty radius centers around Harvard Square in Cambridge. Downtown Boston and Back Bay have the most densely populated frat spots in the the city.

    Boston Frat Heat Map

    Chicago, Illinois:

    Chicago's frattiest areas fall around DePaul University, which has 28 Greek chapters, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, which has 33 Greek chapters. The red area also includes Wrigley Field, where you can find a lot of frat-type sports bars like Tom's Tap and The Hideout.

    Chicago Frat Heat Map

    Los Angeles, California:

    Los Angeles's frattiest neighborhoods center around specific college campuses. Downtown shows the most "frat" heat around USC, for example, while the Westwood neighborhood has lots of fratty activity around UCLA. Both USC and UCLA have a strong Greek presence with 128 Greek organizations between the two schools. The fainter spots cover some of LA's more hipster neighborhoods like Los Feliz and Silver Lake.

    Los Angeles Frat Heat Map

    New York City, New York:

    Nearly all of Manhattan's east side, with some areas in the surrounding boroughs, is covered with fratty heat spots likely due to New York's colleges and job opportunities that draw crowds of students and recent grads. The Lower East Side, Murray Hill, Midtown East, and the Upper East Side are popular fratty spots in particular; the bar and nightlife options, paired with slightly cheaper living costs than on the west side, appeal to recent graduates. Hoboken and Brooklyn also have several fratty neighborhoods thanks to lower rent costs and an easy commute to Manhattan.

    NYC Frat Heat Map

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

    Philadelphia has 19 colleges and universities. The University of Pennsylvania is the frattiest school in Philly with 53 Greek organizations on campus. UPenn and Drexel are located in the University City neighborhood, which has a sizeable heat spot, but the bigger fratty areas are where the popular college bars are, near Center City and the Liberty Bell.

    Philadelphia Frat Heat Map

    Portland, Oregon:

    Portland's frattiest area overlaps with the very hip Pearl District. The Pearl District is known for its young residents, affordable rent, art galleries, and pubs. To the southeast of downtown Portland is a hotspot around Reed College, which does not have any fraternities on campus, but does cater to its younger demographic with hangouts like Coffee Cat. However, most of the nightlife happens in downtown Portland and Old Town. 

    Portland Frat Heat Map

    San Francisco, California:

    Even though San Francisco colleges do not host many fraternities, that doesn't stop areas of the city from adopting a fraternity-like vibe. Many recent graduates move to the Bay Area to work at tech startups, creating pockets of frat-like bars and restaurants. The Marina District is considered the frattiest neighborhood because it draws a young crowd with bars like The Tipsy Pig, Eastside West, Bar None, and Stock in Trade.

    San Francisco Frat Heat maps

    Seattle, Washington:

    One of Seattle's frattiest spots is in the University District, home to the University of Washington and its 50 Greek organizations. Fremont is where fratty bars like High Dive and LTD Bar and Grill are located. Downtown Seattle is only 10 minutes from the University and Fremont areas, and has most of the city's main attractions like the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. 

    Seattle Frat Heat Map

    Washington, D.C.:

    Washington, D.C. is home to 18 colleges and universities and is one of the most popular cities for recent graduates. While not all 18 schools have Greek life, downtown D.C. has transformed into a college town that attracts flocks of young professionals every year. Arlington also is home to a lot of young professionals with popular bars like Carpool, Galaxy Hut, and Clarendon Ballroom. 

    DC Frat Heat Map

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    Suburban life can have a ton of perks — great schools, open spaces, a sense of community — but some suburbs aren't cheap to live in.

    We went through our list of the 50 Best Suburbs in America and came up with the suburbs with the best value. We believe that value is more than just affordability: It's about getting a great education, a safe and thriving community, and affordable real estate. 

    To come up with this list, we looked at over 300 suburbs across the country with populations between 5,000 and 100,000 that were within 40 kilometers (24.9 miles) of the the nearest metropolitan area. We then factored in two criteria: housing affordability and school ratings from GreatSchools. To gauge affordability we looked at the percentage of homeowners in each suburb spending no more than 30% of their income on housing costs.

    Elm Grove, Wisconsin, which was No. 1 on our full list, dropped to No. 8, while Morton, Illinois, which was No. 28 on the full list, ranked first when it comes to value.

    Suburbs With The Best Value

    Click here to see our full methodology.

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    maine lobster roll

    A memorable meal can define a destination and keep you salivating for years to come.

    From unpretentious fried fish tacos in Baja, Mexico, to the foraged tasting menu at Copenhagen's Noma (the best restaurant in the world), we found 43 meals that are worth traversing the planet for.

    Foodies will want to put these spots on their travel bucket list.

    Slurp up a bowl of steaming hot Pho, a tangy beef noodle soup, in Hanoi, Vietnam.



    Feast on a juicy, dry-aged steak from the famous Peter Luger Steakhouse in Brooklyn, New York.

    Read more on Peter Luger >



    Bite into a chewy, gooey slice of Neapolitan-style pizza in Naples, Italy.



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    Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos

    Age, as they say, ain't nothing but a number, and that's especially true when it comes to how much a person can achieve at a young age.

    We found the most inspiring innovators, entrepreneurs, and activists under the age of 40 around the world. These people disrupt industries — spanning finance, tech, sports, entertainment, media, science, food, and retail — with their revolutionary new companies, products, and ideas.

    In 2015, this incredible group of individuals will be worth watching. 

    Alexa Von Tobel's company will demystify financial literacy.

    Von Tobel, a former Morgan Stanley trader and Harvard Business School dropout, calls her company "Weight Watchers for money." She has built an easy-to-follow online guide and community that make managing finances easier than ever — and that is valued at almost a quarter of a billion dollars.

    As founder and CEO of LearnVest, Tobel oversees a team of more than 130 people, steers the growth of the company, and even finds time to do some financial planning for customers herself. The 29-year-old authored her first book, "Financially Fearless," at the end of last year, and she made the cover of Forbes earlier this fall.



    Adam Braun will continue to create better access to education for almost 30,000 kids around the world.

    An eye-opening trip to India inspired Adam Braun, 31, to found his award-winning non-profit, Pencils of Promise. The organization builds schools in impoverished communities around the world, and so far it has broken ground on about 250 schools, providing better access to education to nearly 30,000 children who would not have had the same educational opportunities otherwise.

    Students at schools built by PoP reportedly score three times higher on language literacy tests than their peers. Braun published his first book, "The Promise of a Pencil," last March; it placed No. 2 on The New York Times' bestseller list.



    Billie Whitehouse will create fashionable "smart" clothing.

    Venture capitalists call her"the female Elon Musk." Billie Whitehouse, 27, cofounded a fashion retailer that makes garments that have technology built into the fibers. Unlike the light-up, clunky fitness bracelets that dominate the market, Wearable Experiments' designs are subtle, washable, and interactive in entirely new ways.

    Whitehouse and cofounder Ben Moir's garments include Fundawear, underwear with vibrators in them that are controlled via mobile app; Alert Shirt, an athletic jersey that imitates in real-time the sensations an athlete feels during game play; and Navigate, a blazer that vibrates in the shoulder pads to indicate which direction you should turn to reach your destination.



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    U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents use ATVs to patrol the US-Mexico border

    ATVs are multi-purpose vehicles that can be used for towing large loads or tearing through dirt and dunes.

    The experts at FindTheBest compiled a list of the best ATVs on the market.

    FindTheBest developed a Smart Rating for each ATV based on engine power, year, brakes, utility and weight. Price, drive, and displacement were also considered. 

    (And for the record, some folks prefer to refer to some of these vehciles as "UTVs"— "utility vehicles"— due to the side-by-side seating setup, which make them sort of like very small SUVs.)

    10. 2015 Can-Am Commander 800R ($11,899)

    The two-wheel drive vehicle is easy to handle and maneuver on rough terrain. The ATV is 2.6% lighter than comparable vehicles, weighing in at 1,287 lbs, and can tow up to 1,500 lbs. The energy efficient engine can inhale up to 17% more air than its competitors.

    9. 2015 Can-Am Outlander L Max 450 ($7,249)

    This ATV can carry 240 lbs of payload in the rear and 120 lbs of payload on its front rack. The Outlander also has waterproof storage areas built in to protect cargo from weather damage. It can tow up to 1,300 lbs while only weighing 715 lbs.

    8. 2015 Can-Am Renegade 1000 ($8249)

    The first four-wheel drive vehicle to make the list can tow up to 1,300 lbs. The sport ATV is 684 lbs and has a double wishbone front suspension that makes the suspension system fully adjustable toward the load it's carrying. 

    Can-Am ATV

    7. 2015 Can-Am Outlander L 450 ($6,399)

    Similar to the Outlander L Max 450, the L 450 also has waterproof storage and can carry 360 lbs of payload. But it's a bit lighter, at 678 lbs, yet can tow the same 1,300 lbs.

    6. 2013 Honda Big Red ($11,699)

    The Big Red can carry a payload of 1,000 lbs and can tow up to 1,500 lbs. Even though that's 500 lbs less than the average towing capacity of utility side-by-side vehicles, the cargo-mover has four-wheel drive for extra traction and stability.

    5. 2013 Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000 ($16,799)

    This 4x4's cargo bed can hold up to 300 lbs of cargo. The ATV's design allows for up to 26% more range of motion than comparable sport side-by-sides.

    4. 2014 Can-Am Maverick ($16,299)

    This ATV is designed for four-wheel drive on the fly, meaning you can manually control whether you are in two-or four-wheel drive. The eight-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC 976cc engine is one of the most powerful on the market. 

    3. 2014 Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000 ($16,999)

    The 4x4 can haul up to 300 lbs of cargo and comes with tie-down hook points to securely fasten your payload to the cargo bed. The ATV weighs 1,335 lbs, which is slightly lighter than comparable models.

    Arctic Cat ATV

    2. 2015 Can-Am Maverick 1000R ($16,299)

    This model, like the previous one, also comes with tie-down hook points to secure up to 200 lbs of cargo on the bed. The engine efficiently inhales 17% more air than competitors, adding to the power of the engine. 

    1. 2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat X EPS ($18, 799)

    This ATV is the priciest to make our list, but it's the best on the market. Its rear rack can carry up to 300 lbs, while comparable sport ATVs can't carry any weight in the rear. The vehicle has 89% better range of motion over similar ATVs, and has one of the most powerful, 90 HP engines on the market.  

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    1968 Mustang Fastback GT 390 bullitt replica

    Cars may be machines, but they can still touch the heart and provoke strong emotions.

    Curving lines, powerful engines, and outrageous luxury can draw people in just as much as a pretty face.

    People have been falling in love with their cars for 100 years.

    That's why we've assembled this list of the 50 sexiest cars of the past century.

    We've got American muscle, Italian speed, and British luxury. We even have Swedish power.

    Some of these cars were lemons, some were total flops. Others were wildly successful and are still on the market today. But every last one is packed with sex appeal.

    [An earlier version of this story was written by Alex Davies.]

    50. A rather hefty ride, the Hummer H2 has none of the sleek characteristics that often note a sexy car. Its appealing, brawny look marked the heyday of the big American SUV.



    49. A product of the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Miura was one of the first cars Lamborghini built to rival Ferrari (Ferruccio Lamborghini founded the car company after making his money in tractors). The model pictured here once belonged to Frank Sinatra.



    48. Maserati was founded in 1914, but it didn't build a grand touring car (for luxury and long drives) until 1957, when the 3500GT went into production. With room for four and a straight-six cylinder engine, it was a beautiful machine.



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    Austin, TexasWe've found the 15 hottest US cities for 2015, all of which will be booming next year thanks to new jobs, growing industries, burgeoning art and food scenes, and affordable real estate.

    Rising prices in San Francisco will continue to push young hipsters out to Oakland. Queens will become the hot borough in New York City because of its affordable real estate and rich culinary scene. And Colorado's legalization of marijuana will bring a wave of tourism to Denver. 

    To compile this list we looked at job growth, population growth, affordability, livability, and the health and well-being of the residents. We also considered how innovative and "cool" the city is — an important factor in attracting the young, creative types who will make each city hot.

    Atlanta, Georgia, is undergoing a revitalization that will lure in young professionals.

    In the past, young professionals clustered in the smaller satellite cities outside Atlanta, but recent gentrification and construction projects have lured them back to downtown Atlanta. 

    Similar to New York's High Line, the Atlanta BeltLine is a redevelopment project that's transforming an old railway track into a recreational path for cyclists and pedestrians. Piedmont Park has been revitalized as new constructions crop up around it.

    Dozens of exciting restaurants opened in 2014 with even more expected for 2015.



    Austin, Texas, has a booming economy and strong tech industry that will bring in tons of young and talented workers.

    Austin was named the best-performing city in the US this year by the Milken Institute. 

    The city came in second for future job growth, largely because of its burgeoning tech scene. Companies like Dell, National Instruments, and Flextronics are based here, and several startups have been coming out of the University of Texas.

    All this has led to an influx of young professionals and recent college grads, which in turn has led to a boom in construction.



    Burlington, Vermont, will lead the future of food.

    Burlington has always been known for its crunchy-granola vibe, but lately the city has been stepping up its game in leading the rest of the country in sustainability. The local food movement has been taking off here, with new culinary businesses that preach locally grown and made.

    The city hosted its first local food festival in September, Eat by Northeast, where food justice nonprofits, farmers, food entrepreneurs, and foodies come together to feast and talk about all stages of local food, from farm to table. It's one of many steps the city is taking to continue to advance the local food movement.

    Burlington is also leading the rest of Vermont in sustainable energy. The state plans to have renewable resources provide 90% of the energy for the state by 2050.



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    Mark Zuckerberg harvard dorm

    College isn't for everyone. Between tests, papers, and classes, there's a lot of stress, and plenty of students don't make it through.

    But that doesn't mean these students are doomed to failure.

    We put together a list of the most successful Harvard dropouts. 

    Some left the prestigious Ivy to pursue their passions, while others were forced to leave after partying too much. Either way, they all found extraordinary success after leaving the university.

    At 20 years old, Bill Gates dropped out to start Microsoft with his childhood friend Paul Allen.

    Attended Harvard: 1973-1975

    The applied math major was known at Harvard for his intense study habits. Gates would go on a 36-hour study-bender, sleep for 10 hours, socialize, then start from the beginning. He would even audit classes that were the same time frame as his scheduled classes. 

    Gates left the university because he and Allen wanted to be the first to establish the software industry. 

    The Microsoft mogul has long hovered at or near the top of the list of wealthiest people in the world, worth approximately $81 billionGates recently stepped down as chairman of Microsoft and now serves as a technology adviser for the company.

    Gates and his wife, Melinda, started the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, through which they have donated more than $30 billion to charities around the world.



    Matt Damon dropped out one semester and 12 credits shy of a degree.

    Attended Harvard: 1988-1992

    The Boston-born actor was known to cut class to attend auditions during his time at Harvard.

    Damon, an English major, dropped out of the Ivy his senior year after earning a spot in the film "Geronimo: An American Legend." 

    However it wasn't until 1997 that Damon received his big break starring in "Good Will Hunting," which earned the actor an Academy Award.

    His career has since taken off, making his net worth approximately $75 million. The actor/producer is also heavily involved in humanitarian work; Damon is one of the founders of Water.org.



    Mark Zuckerberg built the world's largest social network, Facebook, in his dorm room.

    Attended Harvard: 2002-2004

    On Feb. 4, 2004, Zuckerberg launched the first version of Facebook from his Harvard dorm, and he is now worth approximately $35 billion.  

    Zuckerberg dropped out shortly after Facebook's launch and moved to Palo Alto, California, to continue to develop the site.

    Facebook went public in 2012 for the fourth-biggest IPO ever (and biggest in tech) at $16 billion. 



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    Williamsburg

    The hipster population is spreading nationally and internationally. Skinny jeans-wearing, beard-toting twenty- and thirty-somethings are flocking to areas where they feel right at home.

    These are areas chock-full of trendy food trucks, like in Austin's East Austin neighborhood; theater festivals, like in the Shimokitazawa neighborhood of Tokyo; and thrift stores, like in Stockholm's Södermalm.

    After scouring the globe, we found the most hipster neighborhoods in cities around the world.

    Barranco, Lima, Peru

    Barranco is the historic bohemian district of Lima. The neighborhood is known for its park, Bajada de Baños, in which the famous Lima landmark, the Bridge of Sighs (pictured), runs right through the hip district along the banks of the Pacific Ocean. Young people go to the bridge to hang out and make their way to the best bars and clubs in town.

    Popular nightlife spots are Santos and Expreso Virgen de Guadalupe Café Cultural, which is a piano bar inside an old train car.

    the bridge of sighs lima

    Source: Flickr/Leonel Ponce



    Belleville and Ménilmontant (19th and 20th Arrondissements), Paris, France

    The inexpensive rent, artsy culture, and gritty exterior make Belleville and Ménilmontant some of the few hipster neighborhoods left in Paris. The two areas, which used to be wine villages for weekend getaways, are now very hip, closely related Paris neighborhoods.

    The Parc de Belleville shows off the city's skyline and has trails for exploring and smalls cafes nearby to take in the greenery over a cup of coffee.

    The neighborhoods are filled with restaurants, galleries, studio spaces, bars, and clubs; head to La Bellevilloise which operates as all of five things.  

    Parc des Buttes Chaumont Hipster Cafe

    Source: Flickr/Evan Bay



    District VII, Budapest, Hungary

    District VII, also known as Elizabeth Town, is the Jewish center of Budapest and is home to many of the city's historical landmarks. The area is also a hip hotel hub, where hotels like the Continental Zara and the VAM Design Center feature famous art exhibits.

    Hipsters flock to Kiraly Street and Kazinczy Street for street food, pubs, kosher shops, and the best nightclubs in the city — particularly the well-known derelict "ruin pub," Szimpla Kert.

    District VII Budapest

    Source: Flickr/James Guppy



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    Best Law Schools 2014_2x1

    If you go to the right law school, you've got a direct line to high-paying and prestigious jobs.

    If you go to the wrong one, you may come away with too much debt and too few opportunities.

    We've ranked the 50 best law schools based primarily on a survey of more than 300 legal industry professionals, produced with help from Survey Monkey. Our ranking also factors in data on acceptance rates and post-graduated employment rates.

    The top-ranked school was Yale Law School, an extremely elite institution recognized as a launching pad for almost any post-graduate job. It was followed closely by Harvard and then Columbia and Stanford — elite schools with strengths in different areas.

    Click here to read more about our methodology.

    50. University of Arizona (Rogers)

    The University of Arizona scored a 4.3 out of 10 on our Legal Insider rating.

    76% employed nine months after graduation.

    40% applicants accepted.

    The James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona offers numerous specialized programs and excels in its environmental law and Indian & Indigenous Peoples law programs.

    Read our full methodology here.



    49. Washington and Lee University

    Washington and Lee University scored a 4.3 out of 10 on our Legal Insider rating.

    66% employed nine months after graduation

    38% applicants accepted

    One of the oldest law schools in the country, W&L Law has educated multiple governors, state Supreme Court justices, ambassadors, cabinet members, and legislators.

    Read our full methodology here.



    48. University of Utah (Quinney)

    The University of Utah scored a 4.3 out of 10 on our Legal Insider rating.

    81% employed nine months after graduation.

    45% applicants accepted.

    Students at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah are incredibly well prepared for the bar exam. This year 91% of those who took the bar exam passed the first time they took it.

    Read our full methodology here.



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    Yale Law School

    We recently published a list of the Best Law Schools In America.

    To create this list, we surveyed more than 300 American legal professionals to determine the best law schools in the US with the help of SurveyMonkey.

    This year Yale replaced Harvard as the No. 1 school.

    Our survey asked participants to select the top 10 law schools in terms of how well they prepare students to land their ideal job. We recorded the percentage of respondents that ranked each school in the top 10.

    Approximately 52% of survey participants said they have a law degree, while 3.5% reported that they had a partial degree, meaning they're either still in law school or dropped out.

    We balanced our industry survey with objective incoming metrics — acceptance rates from U.S. News and World Report — and outgoing metrics — employment rates reported from the American Bar Association.

    The results of our survey composed 50% of our final "Legal Insider" rating, while employment rates from the ABA and acceptance rates from U.S. News and World Report each composed 25% of our final rating. We took each metric and with these numbers we came up with a total score, which we then scaled out of 10 to come up with our Legal Insider rating. Yale, our winning school, received a Legal Insider rating of 10, while the other schools followed.

    Below is a spreadsheet showing our calculations (click to enlarge):

    Law Schools spreadsheet final

    See the results of our survey on our list of the 50 Best Law Schools In America.

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    Tech Gift Guide

    It's time to get serious about holiday shopping.

    Trying to decide on the perfect laptop, tablet, or tech accessory can be overwhelming.

    Manufacturers release tons of gadgets all year, so sifting through all of your options to find the best fit can be overwhelming.

    Our holiday gift guide is full of excellent ideas — whether you're trying to find a new laptop for your son or daughter going away to college, some new cases and accessories to use as stocking stuffers, or the best entertainment devices to spice up your living room.



    iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the two best phones you can buy.

    For most people, the iPhone 6 is the best smartphone. The iPhone 6 Plus, with a larger 5.5-inch screen, is the best phone if you want a phablet.

    Why? Both phones are the perfect blend of design, app selection, ease of use, and powerful hardware.

    Click here for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus review >>

    Price: Starts at $649 for the iPhone 6 and $749 for the iPhone 6 Plus. 



    The HTC One M8 is the most beautiful Android phone.

    HTC's flagship phone, the HTC One (M8), is the best Android phone you can buy.

    Like the original, the new HTC One, which is also called the M8, has a gorgeous design and high-quality metal construction. It also has an extra rear camera that acts as a depth sensor so you can edit photos later and change the focus.  

    Click here for the HTC One (M8) review>>

    Price: Around $540



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    Tres Bonjour Berlin

    Increasingly known as the hipster capital of Germany, Berlin is home to its fair share of trendy bars, concept restaurants, and contemporary street art.

    We rounded up 24 of the coolest new places the city has to offer, from a latex-only boutique to a swimming pool-turned-nightclub to a restaurant that doubles as a tattoo parlor.

    For this list, we focused on Berlin-based businesses that opened within the past five years or so. Know a cool business we missed? Let us know in the comments.

    25 Hours Hotel Bikini

    Budapester Straße 40, 10787

    What it is: A boutique hotel with a playful vibe.

    Why it's cool: Despite the name, bikinis really have nothing to do with this quirky hotel, which has bicycles hanging from the ceiling. Guests who stay at this hotel can rent Mini Coopers (for free!), sample locally-distilled vodka in the lobby, and dine in the hotel's Neni Berlin restaurant, where you'll find standard items as well as unique offerings like currywurst, kombucha, smoothies, and a DIY coffee and tea station.



    Basement 8 Salon

    Spreewaldplatz 8, 10999

    What it is: An underground barber shop.

    Why it's cool: If you're looking for a hip place to change up your look, step into this converted basement, which serves as both a barber shop and an exhibition space, complete with a bar. Mirroring the vibe of the trendy Kreuzberg neighborhood, concrete walls contrast stylists' shiny equipment, and no hairstyle is too offbeat to try. We'd recommend deciding on a hairstyle before hitting the bar, though. 



    Buck and Breck

    Brunnenstrasse 177, 10119

    What it is: A speakeasy with handcrafted cocktails.

    Why it's cool: If you're in the mood for a low-key night, stop by this dark, intimate bar where the owners craft exquisite, historically-inspired cocktails. However, the tiny space has only 14 seats, so you better get there early — that is, if you can find the hidden door, disguised inside an art gallery.



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