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    phil steve mahre skiersSince the days of Cain and Abel, sibling rivalries have dotted history.

    Some brothers and sisters wage bitter fights over money and power, while others are purely playful, competitive one-upsmanship.

    These 17 sibling rivalries prove that it's impossible to expect brothers and sisters to get along all the time. And some just simply have it out for one another.

    Mukesh and Anil Ambani, Indian business tycoons

    When Reliance Industries founder Dhirubhai Ambani died in 2002 without a will, his elder son, Mukesh, took over the company as chairman while his younger son, Anil, was made vice-chairman.

    Mukesh then reportedly tried to push Anil off the board, and tension between the siblings turned into an ugly legal battle, resulting in a de-merger of the company led by the brothers' mother in 2005. For the next five years the brothers continued to wage war against one another, both in and out of court, until their mother intervened again, this time issuing a noncompete agreement between the two in 2010.

    Though the brothers announced soon after that they were no longer feuding, new deals in the telecommunications industry could become a new source of competition for the Ambanis.

    LaVerne, Patty, and Maxene Andrews, singers

    Their careers were built on harmonizing together, but the Andrews Sisters weren't always as bright and cheery as their songs. Known for hits like "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," the Andrews Sisters were the most successful female recording group in pop history, according to a 1987 Los Angeles Times article.

    So it's strange — or maybe natural — that their success is clouded by a decades-long feud. All three sisters are deceased as of January 2013, but Maxene once chalked their intense loathing for one another up to too many years of working too closely together ... though it may not have helped things that Patty joined another singing group in 1951 without telling her sisters.

    But in spite of their sweet trio image, Patty believed that their diehard fans didn't care about the feud at all, telling the LA Times, "When I start singing the Andrews Sisters songs, they don't give a damn whether I talk to my sister or not."

    Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso and Mikkel Borg Bjergso, brewers

    Mikkel Borg Bjergso and Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso have been making beer for years, and while they started out brewing together, the last few years have been spent brewing apart.

    The identical twins each own their own beer outfit — Mikkel is the mastermind behind the brewery Mikkeller in Copenhagen while Jeppe runs the now-Brooklyn-based Evil Twin Brewing— but the two haven't spoken to each other in more than a year. The rivalry is clear; after all, each brother runs a business in the same industry, but the Bjergsos say they don't look at one another as competition — or at least, Mikkel doesn't. "I don't see Jeppe as a rival,"he told The New York Times' Jonah Weiner in a recent article about the brothers' ongoing love of beer and animosity toward each other.

    Weiner makes it clear that, rivalry or not, there's definitely a feud between the two that the brothers even tried to resolve with some couples-type counseling, but to no avail.

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    Tory Burch fitbit

    Between working, cooking dinner, and supporting you no matter what, mom works hard all day.

    And with Mother's Day just around the corner, it's time to find a gift that shows how much you care — so why not splurge a little bit? She's worth it.

    Treat her to a relaxing day at the spa.

    Price: Facials start at $125, massages start at $80, and manicures start at $25

    Indulge your mom with a tension-melting spa day — complete with all her favorite treatments — and watch her stress slip away. Bliss has locations throughout the country where you can book everything from a triple oxygen facial to a massage to a Shellac manicure all at once.

    Get it here »

    Bring out her inner baker.

    Price: $250-$1,030

    If your mom loves to cook, she likely has her eye on one of KitchenAid's iconic standing mixers. Not just for baking, the mixer also has attachments for juicing, making homemade pasta, and churning ice cream. Add a personal touch by choosing one in her favorite color.

    Get it here »

    Help her stay active AND chic.

    Price: $99 for the Fitbit, $175-$195 for the Tory Burch band

    Just because your mom sweats at the gym doesn't mean she can't look great doing it. Help her reach her health goals with a fitness tracker like Fitbit, paired with a stylish wrist band from Tory Burch. Not only will she be able to use Fitbit to track her sleep patterns, steps, and calories burned, but she'll sport the device like a fashionista.

    Get the Fitbit and Tory Burch band here »

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    Eleven Madison Park food

    We recently released our 2015 list ofthe best restaurants in America.

    We compiled this list by looking at five major restaurant rankings made by food critics, diners, and experts, and giving each restaurant a score based on how many times it appears on each list.

    The rankings we used were The Daily Meal's 2015 list of the 101 Best Restaurants in America, OpenTable's 2015 Hottest 100 Restaurants in America, the 2014 World's 100 Best Restaurants, the James Beard Foundation's 2015 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists, and TripAdvisor's Favorite Fine Dining Restaurants in the US.

    For The Daily Meal's list, which was ranked 1 to 101, we calculated the score by using the following formula: 101-X (restaurant ranking) / 101. With this formula, the highest possible score is 0.99 and the lowest score is 0.

    Each time a restaurant appeared on the OpenTable list, we gave it a score of 0.25, since the 100 restaurants on that list were not ranked.

    Because the World's 100 Best Restaurants looked at restaurants around the world and only 16 American restaurants made the list, we valued that list higher and gave each US restaurant on the list a score of 0.75.

    We also valued the James Beard Awards higher since they are considered the most prestigious awards in the food world, and there were fewer semifinalists. We gave the 25 semifinalists who were nominated for "Best New Restaurant" in 2015 a score of 0.60. We gave the 20 semifinalists who were nominated for "Outstanding Restaurant" a score of 0.75, since those restaurants must have been open for at least 10 consecutive least years and have attained a high level of excellence throughout their tenure.

    For the TripAdvisor list, which was ranked 1 to 25, we calculated the score by using the following formula: 25-X (restaurant ranking) / 25. With this formula, the highest possible score is 0.96 and the lowest score is 0.

    We then tallied up the scores to create the final ranking. Based on these calculations, the highest possible score would be 3.7 — a nearly impossible feat, as even the number one restaurant (Eleven Madison Park) scored just 2.85.

    Take a look at the spreadsheet below to see our calculations (click to enlarge):

    2015 best restaurants data graphic

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    With new restaurants opening left and right, it can be hard to break through the noise and find the ones that are truly the best of the best.

    We combined five noteworthy lists compiled by food critics, experts, and diners to come up with a definitive ranking of the best restaurants in the country.

    We gave each restaurant a numerical rating based on how many lists the restaurant appeared on and how high it appeared on lists that were ranked. Restaurants that appeared on multiple lists ranked higher on our list, while restaurants that ranked on only one of these lists ended up closer to the bottom. You can read our complete methodology and see numerical scores here.

    The lists we used were The Daily Meal's 101 Best Restaurants in America 2015, OpenTable's 2015 Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America, The World's 50 Best Restaurants, the James Beard Foundation's 2015 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists, and TripAdvisor's Travelers' Favorite Fine Dining Restaurants

    44. The Bazaar – Los Angeles, California

    Chef: José Andrés

    The Bazaar is known for its contemporary renditions of classic Spanish dishes — like the Spanish tortilla with potato foam or the fried farm egg and jamón Ibérico with egg truffle butter — which are artistically executed by chef de cuisine Holly Jivin.

    The Bazaar slipped a couple of spots from last year's list, from 42 to 44, but it made No. 24 on The Daily Meal's list.

    43. Masa – New York, New York

    Chef: Masayoshi Takayama

    New to the list, Chef Masayoshi "Masa" Takayama's eponymous restaurant Masa provides a sushi counter experience that's as cultural as it is sensory.

    Guests dine on high-grade fish and the freshest of ingredients, but quality comes at a premium: Expect to pay close to $600 a head for the meal.

    42. Jean-Georges – New York, New York

    Chef: Jean-Georges Vongerichten

    Located in The Trump Hotel on Central Park West, Jean-Georges blends French, American, and Asian influences to craft an ever-changing menu. It has four stars from the New York Times, three Michelin stars, and it landed on the World's Best restaurant list.

    Executive chef Mark Lapico offers a few different prix fixe menus, depending on the season, but the cost per person typically averages about $166.

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    Dave Morin

    Since its inception in 1976, Apple has been known to attract some incredibly smart and talented employees.

    We decided to take a look at the some of the company's most successful alumni.

    Whether these Apple alums left after a year or a decade, they all went on to do some pretty impressive things.

    Tony Fadell served as the senior vice president of the iPod division from 2001-2008, creating the first 18 generations of the iPod. He cofounded Nest Labs in 2010, which was bought by Google in 2014 for $3.2 billion.

    Source: Business Insider, Forbes, Nest Labs

    The other cofounder of Nest Labs, Matt Rogers worked at Apple from 2007-2010. While at Apple, Rogers was a senior manager of iPod and iPhone software development. He remains vice president of engineering at Nest.

    Source: Nest Labs

    Bill Campbell joined Apple in 1983 as the VP of marketing, and was promoted up the ranks to group executive of the US. Campbell was CEO of a few companies, most notably Intuit. He served on Apple's board starting in 1997. He is known as "coach" in Silicon Valley for helping numerous technology executives.

    Source: Intuit

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    Most Interesting Man in the World, Dos Equis

    You've probably seen the Dos Equis commercials that feature The Most Interesting Man In The World, a dapper, salt-and-pepper-haired gentleman who "received a standing ovation from a juror's box" and "taught canaries in the art of falconry," among a Bible-thick list of other impossible accomplishments.

    This Dos Equis-drinking gent is only a fantasy, but in real life, people like him exist — and we found 20 of them.

    Anthony Bourdain travels the world in search of exotic food and drink.

    The Emmy Award-winning, bestselling book-writing Bourdain will always be, first and foremost, a food lover, and he takes his boyhood-instilled love of exploring the world through food on the road with his Emmy-winning show "Parts Unknown."

    Bourdain is the epitome of a bad boy with a softer side. The now-clean heroin addict still enjoys a good drink, but has stubbed out his last cigarette now that he has a daughter to think about. He's very vocal about the stresses of being a chef, which comes partly from his own experience at one of New York's premier restaurants.

    His competitive jiu jitsu fighter wife got Bourdain into jiu jitsu himself, and he has already earned some stripes on his belt. He has also co-written a comic for Marvel, and started his own publishing company.

    Brian May is a rock 'n' roll legend who's also an astrophysicist and animal rights activist.

    Real men don't eat meat. When Queen's lead guitarist Brian May learned about the cruelties of factory farming, he gave up eating meat and became the voice of the voiceless.

    He's still an active supporter of four-legged creatures (especially badgers), as well as a doctor of astrophysics.

    May was pursuing a Ph.D at Imperial College in London, but when Queen took off he quit to write and play for one of the most influential rock bands of all time. He returned to Imperial College in '06 to complete his degree, and worked as visiting researcher in astronomy, and then chancellor emeritus, at the school. He has co-authored two books: "Bang! The Complete History of the Universe," and "A Village Lost and Found," the latter of which was inspired by his passion for 3D stereo photography.

    Billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk is the inspiration for "Iron Man."

    Like the movie hero he inspired, Elon Musk thinks up seemingly impossible inventions and makes them possible.

    Musk started an all-digital payment system, PayPal, and sold it for $1.5 billion. He started a space transportation company. He built luxury electric cars and solar panels. He conceptualized a high-speed travel system between LA and San Francisco, and aspires to colonize Mars.

    But Musk is known for his lavish lifestyle almost as much as for his ideas. He owns a 20,000-square-foot home in Bel Air, California, and one of the cars from a James Bond film, which he bought to convert into a submarine. And when (or if) Musk has down time, he loves playing video games and reading.

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    In the business world, it's all about who you know. So graduating from a business school with a well-connected network makes a huge difference.

    Online grad school guide surveyed over 10,000 current and former business school students about their programs to find which places offer the strongest networks — schools where students have strong peer, faculty, and alumni networking connections and opportunities, even after graduating.

    Students ranked their schools on a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being a perfect score. The scores for each school were averaged together and then ranked accordingly.

    These business schools provide the best networks:


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    Best companies to work for in America 2015_2x1

    When it comes to finding a job you love or a job that pays well, most people think you have to choose one or the other. But if you're working for the right company, you don't.

    Business Insider teamed up with the employer-information website PayScale to find US companies that stand out in pay, happiness, and more.

    Tech companies came out ahead this year, with Facebook and Google taking the two top spots, respectively. Last year's No. 1, biopharmaceutical company Celgene, tumbled to No. 6.

    To create this list, companies in the 2014 Fortune 500 list were ranked using PayScale's salary and survey database. Final scores were determined by multiplying six criteria: high job satisfaction, low job stress, ability to telecommute, high job meaning, experienced median pay, and salary delta. Because we think pay is a very important factor, it had double the weight in our calculations. Read the full methodology here.

    50. Merck & Co.

    Headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey, the pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. employs about 70,000 people.

    Merck goes the extra mile to keep employees happy, with benefits such as paid vacation and on-site daycare.

    And it pays off — 67% of employees report high job satisfaction, and 74% report high job meaning. The median salary is $103,000 after five years.

    49. TIAA-CREF

    TIAA-CREF, which stands for Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association — College Retirement Equities Fund, employs about 10,500 people, who earn a median salary of $100,000 after five years.

    Thirty-nine percent of employees at the New York City-based company have the flexibility of working remotely.

    48. Union Pacific

    After five years, employees at Union Pacific earn a median salary of $81,600.

    A newcomer to our list, the railroad company, based in Omaha, Nebraska, sponsors regional family-oriented clubs that do everything from community service to providing support.

    Eighty-six percent of employees are highly satisfied with their jobs.

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    With endless assignments, networking events to attend, and financial pressures on the mind, it can be easy to forget about an equally important aspect of the business school experience: the social life.

    Finding a healthy balance between school work and social activity is crucial to success, says Harvey Berkey, chief operating officer of online grad school guide

    The website surveyed more than 10,000 current and former business school students to find out which programs offer the best social scene, meaning accessibility to meeting and making friends, and/or dating.

    Here are the top 25 schools:


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    Stanford University Students Fans Football

    When it comes to college, being smart and being athletic don't have to be mutually exclusive.

    We worked with college database Niche to come up with a list of schools where students are both athletic and smart. 

    To create this list, Niche culled data from students at colleges around the US who rated their schools in a number of categories, including academics and athletics.

    Many of the schools on the list are big, sports-driven schools — Penn State and UConn, for example — but other, smaller ones known more for their academic prestige — like Princeton and Williams College — also rank highly not just for participating in varsity sports, but also joining intramurals, going to the gym, and, of course, having team spirit.

    We've included some quotes from students on Niche to show why each school made the list.

    50. Kenyon College

    Gambier, Ohio

    "I am on the swim team, which is the most developed and competitive team on campus. It's a great experience and we have a lot of alumni support. The professors respect what we do for the most part and help us to balance the workload."

    Visit Niche for more information on Kenyon College.

    49. Indiana University at Bloomington

    Bloomington, Indiana

    "Athletics are huge at IU and are a big part of the experience at Indiana University."

    "Everyone here is really good looking, but pretty smart too."

    Visit Niche for more information on Indiana University at Bloomington.

    48. University of Richmond

    Richmond, Virginia

    "A lot of students are involved in at least club or intramural sports. Some teams including Quidditch and Squash do extremely well each year. Others are more laid back and just for fun."

    Visit Niche for more information on University of Richmond.

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    Del Posto

    As one of the biggest world foodie destinations, New York City certainly has no shortage of great restaurants to choose from.

    To find NYC's top spots, we looked at our recent list of the best restaurants in America, which combined five noteworthy lists compiled by food critics, experts, and diners. 

    We singled out the restaurants based in New York City and listed them here. You can read our complete methodology here.

    11. Blue Hill

    Chef: Shingoon Hong
    Blue Hill

    10. Bâtard

    Chef: Marcus Glocker

    9. Cosme

    Chef: Enrique Olvera

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    Lawrence Nemeh 1With another NCAA Tournament win in the books, it's an exciting time to be at Duke University.

    But basketball isn't the only area where Duke students excel. From fighting against discrimination to sending time capsules into space to finding a quicker way to detect cancer, Duke students go above and beyond in all they do.

    We tracked down 18 outstanding undergrads with help from the school's communications office and through recommendations from current students.

    Arun Karottu and Shelly Li found a safer way to recycle electronic equipment.

    Class of 2015

    Arun Karottu and Shelly Li started an electronic waste recycling company called Smart Metals Recycling after seeing how many electronics were thrown out at Duke at the end of each year. These electronics end up in landfills and harm the environment.

    Smart Metals recycles old electronics by recovering reusable metals and plastics from devices and putting them back into the production cycle. The company handles over 100,000 pounds of electronic waste a day, and generates over $6 million in annual revenue.

    Previously, Karottu, the vice president of sales, also founded a medical device company that helps health care professionals perform certain tasks — like checking charts and accessing files — hands-free. Li, the president, is also a published sci-fi author.

    When they graduate, the two seniors plan to build a refurbishing side to their operations and work on larger-scale projects, like decommissioning a power plant to find valuable parts to reuse and recycle.

    Brittany Wenger invented a more accurate test to diagnose breast cancer.

    Class of 2017

    Brittany Wenger developed cloud4cancer, a cloud-based artificial neural network that diagnoses breast cancer. Cloud4cancer uses a computer program that analyzes breast cancer diagnostic data to detect and recognize patterns in malignant tissue. The program is 99.1% sensitive to malignancy.

    Wenger is now taking this invention, which won the grand prize at the 2012 Google Science Fair, to the next level. This past fall she founded the Cloud For Cancer Foundation to further the use of the cloud in cancer research.

    Wenger, who was named one of TIME magazine’s 30 under 30, has presented her research to the Royal Society of Medicine and Clinton Global Initiative University.

    While only a sophomore, Wenger plans on pursuing an MD/PhD when she graduates with the ultimate goal of becoming a pediatric oncologist.

    Charlotte Lee taught sex ed in public schools in Kenya.

    Class of 2015

    Charlotte Lee worked in rural Kenya training local research assistants and teaching sex education in public schools. One in three people in Muhuru Bay, Kenya, are HIV positive, and Lee taught a curriculum that included hard facts, contraceptive methods, and helping students envision their futures without unplanned pregnancies or STDs.

    Lee is a public health advocate in multiple spheres: She also served as a research associate in the Peruvian Amazon studying the health effects of mercury related to artisanal gold mining, and coordinated the first-ever New York City Hepatitis B Awareness Week with New York City Council. 

    After graduation, Lee will spend the next year as a Luce Scholar with the Henry Luce Foundation doing global health work, most likely in Thailand, looking at diseases like HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B, which affect maternal and child health. She eventually plans to become an OB/GYN.

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