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    Bethany Mota subway ad

    Set aside, for a moment, the funny videos of cats in boxes and kids coming home from the dentist, and you'll find some other eye-catching YouTube entertainers.

    There's no doubt that many "YouTubers," as they call themselves, are blessed with a variety of talents — but some are also blessed in the looks department.

    With some help from the folks at YouTube, we found the hottest YouTubers, based on number of subscribers, buzzworthiness and, of course, looks.

    From expert makeup advice to statistically impossible trick shots to music and musical parodies, these sexy vloggers are doing it all.

    26. Sonia Gil

    Subscribers: 68K

    An avid traveler and language expert, 32-year-old Gil can be found every Thursday describing the ins, outs, and hidden corners of a new city. From where to eat to where to shop to what to pack before you go, her audience looks to her for the dish on how to get the most out of traveling the world.

    Sonia Gil, YouTube

    Subscribe to her YouTube channel

    25. Lindsey Stirling

    Subscribers: 4.9 million

    After being rejected from "America's Got Talent," Lindsey Stirling, 27, proved that her hip-hop violin skills actually could become a viable career. YouTube helped to broaden the audience that she developed while on the show, as her music videos, covers, and vlogs receive millions of hits. She's now released two albums, and recorded with stars like John Legend.

    Lindsey Stirling

    Subscribe to her YouTube channel

    24. Todrick Hall

    Subscribers: 865K

    Todrick Hall came to YouTube fame with some of his Weird Al-style song parodies like "The Wizard of Ahhhs" and "I Want You Black" after appearing on the ninth season of "American Idol." Toddy is now represented by Justin Bieber's agent, Scooter Braun, and recently appeared on Forbes' 30 Under 30 Entertainment list.

    Todrick Hall, YouTube, musician

    Subscribe to his YouTube channel

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    john f kennedy jfk caroline kennedy first kid daughter president

    The first kids of U.S. presidents dictate fashion trends, jet set around the world meeting dignitaries, and sometimes host senior prom in the White House East Room.

    You know, normal kid stuff.

    But when their parent's term is up and the first family departs 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., the spotlight typically turns away from them.

    To celebrate the Fourth of July — which happens to be Malia Obama's birthday — we checked out what the first children are up to these days.

    Caroline Kennedy serves as the U.S. ambassador to Japan.

    Daughter of John and Jackie Kennedy

    Last fall, Caroline Kennedy landed a role perfectly suited to her lifetime of training in diplomacy — as the U.S. ambassador to Japan. But she stirred a Twitter controversy when she publicly condemned the annual dolphin hunt, a Japanese tradition.

    The former attorney, 56, also serves as president of the JFK Presidential Library and has written nine New York Times best-selling books on constitutional law, American history, and poetry.

    Lynda Bird Johnson Robb advocates for equal rights for women and minorities.

    Daughter of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson

    At age 70, former first lady of Virginia Lynda Bird Johnson Robb is the oldest living child of a U.S. president. In the 1970s, she chaired the President's Advisory Committee for Women to help carry out former President Jimmy Carter's mandate to promote gender equality. 

    Robb, whose father signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1965 Voting Rights Act, gave a speech at the 50th anniversary ceremony of the March on Washington last year.

    Luci Baines Johnson chairs the private holding company her mother founded 70 years ago.

    Daughter of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson

    Like mother like daughter, Luci Baines Johnson took the helm of LBJ Asset Management Partners in the late '80s and completely turned the business around in the midst of economic crisis.

    Johnson, 66, and older sister Lynda Bird gave an interview to Katie Couric recently, suggesting that their late father would have supported same-sex marriage, as they do.

    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    trendsettersThe fashion industry is filled with designers, celebrities, journalists, stylists, and executives vying for influence. 

    We've selected the best of the best and created a list of who determines what's cool in the U.S. 

    Some of the people who made the list are controversial public figures who move fashion trends based on what they wear. Others are executives who run multibillion-dollar companies. 

    Everyone on the list is a magnate in their own right.

    Angela Ahrendts, Senior vice president of retail at Apple

    Ahrendts solidified Burberry's position as one of the most aspirational brands in the world. Apple created the position just for her; she's responsible for all the merchandise in the company's 400 stores and website. She's expected to wield influence as Apple explores the wearable-gadgets market. Angela AhrendtsSource: Getty / Ian Gavan

    Sophia Amoruso, CEO of Nasty Gal

    Business at Amoruso's trendy e-commerce site has been booming, partly thanks to Amoruso's impeccable style. Through her new book, #GIRLBOSS, Amoruso has become an inspiration to edgy women everywhere. sophia amorusoSource: Youtube/Pandodaily

    Derek Blasberg, editor-at-large of Harper's Bazaar and fashion writer

    Blasberg is a Renaissance man for the modern age. His website features fashion and social commentary, best-dressed lists, and documents his extensive world travels. His social circle includes actress Emma Watson and model Karlie Kloss.

    (Blasberg, right)Stephen Dorff Derek Blasberg Art BaselSource: David X Prutting and Keith Tiner, BFA

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    hugh jackman house apartment nyc

    For all of us normals, living in New York City isn't exactly easy on the wallet. But when the sky's the limit, as it is for many celebrities, you'd expect that they'd have the best homes money can buy.

    Our friends at apartment data website AddressReport helped us hunt down the priciest places owned by celebs in the Big Apple.

    From the Flatiron district to Williamsburg to the Village, these celebrities' homes will put your 500-square-foot studio to shame.

    To estimate the approximate current value of the homes, we spoke to expert source AddressReport, which keeps data in these homes' markets.

    30. Daniel Radcliffe's riverside apartment

    Estimated value: $5.2 million

    "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe majorly upgraded from the cupboard under the stairs. He purchased the three-bedroom corner apartment at 1 Morton Square for $4.9 million in 2008.

    "The boy who lived"lives in luxury, enjoying sunset views of New York Harbor from the curved windows, marble and granite counters, and a 500-bottle wine cellar.

    Co-star Alan Rickman, who played Professor Snape, is rumored to live in the building as well.

    To estimate the approximate current value of the homes, we spoke to expert source AddressReport, which keeps data in these homes' markets.

    29. Nate Berkus' impeccably decorated West Village home

    Estimated value: $5.25 million

    When he's not buddying up to Oprah or making over homes across the country, Nate Berkus has a six-room co-op in Greenwich Village he can fix up over and over again, according to AddressReport. The celebrity design guru purchased the unit, down the street from his previous co-op, in 2013.

    The duplex apartment has a wraparound rooftop terrace, a chef's kitchen with a custom-fabricated greenhouse, and wood-burning fireplaces in the living room and dining room.

    To estimate the approximate current value of the homes, we spoke to expert source AddressReport, which keeps data in these homes' markets.

    28. Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy's Greek revival townhouse

    Estimated value: $6.9 million

    This red carpet power couple owns a single famous townhouse in the West Village, decked out with 12-foot ceilings, antique floor boards, a courtyard, and tin ceilings throughout the house.

    Built in the 1880s, the Greek revival unit was previously owned by David Shaffer, a famous psychiatrist and Anna Wintour's ex-husband.

    To estimate the approximate current value of the homes, we spoke to expert source AddressReport, which keeps data in these homes' markets.

    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    Malibu surf

    Summer is the season of cookouts, festivals, and outdoor events. With so many ways to spend your day, it’s often hard to choose one activity.

    From finding the best private swimming holes to partying at summer festivals like Burning Man, here are the best things to do in the U.S. this summer. 

    Did we miss one of your favorite things to do in the U.S. in the summer? Add it in the comments!

    Eat a fresh, delicious lobster roll in Maine.

    Go whitewater rafting on the Snake River in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

    Find out more about Snake River white water rafting here >

    See the professional eaters chow down at Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest at Brooklyn's Coney Island on July 4th.

    Find out more about the event here >

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    BI graphic Powerful Finance People 2x1

    In finance experience is everything, but these people show you can be 18, 38, 68, or 108 and still be a powerhouse on Wall Street. From teen traders to veteran executives, we found the most powerful person in finance at every age. These big names are influencing budding businesses as well as macroeconomics. They make things happen in the finance industry.

    To compile this list, we considered three factors. Those on this list are commanding money,making major business deals, and executing financial decisions that affect people or companies. Because of the nature of the industry, we began the list at age 16 and skipped wherever appropriate people for certain ages couldn't be found. We also took into account the nominations that were submitted by Business Insider readers.

    Did we miss anyone? Let us know in the comments!

    AGE 16: John Ducas

    Founder of Ducas Capital Management

    What makes him powerful: Ducas began investing at 13, and started his own educational financial research company in 2013. He invests in several companies using private capital and writes articles on finance and economics. According to Ducas' bio, he has taught stock market basics to 1,700 students through his online course. He has more than 10,000 subscribers to his YouTube news show, The Young Informer.

    AGE 17: Julian Marchese

    Founder of Marchese Financial

    What makes him powerful: Marchese bought his first stock at age 8 and has since appeared on BloombergTV, CNBC, Business Insider, and several other outlets. He founded his own platform for financial and economic commentary, Marchese Financial, which features blog posts, articles, and educational videos. The Canadian high-school student cofounded the Leaders Investment Club, a community organization for teens who are interested in investing.

    AGE 18: Milan Cutkovic

    Proprietary Trader at FXWW and Contributing Editor at ForexTell

    What makes him powerful: Cutkovic started trading on the foreign-exchange market when he was 14 and is a part of the prop trading program at FXWW, a network of professional traders in the interbank and hedge fund markets. He also writes regular market commentary for ForexTell.

    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    Barnstable, MA fourth of July parade

    There are some people who are proud to be American, and then there are entire cities that really bust out the red, white, and blue like it's nobody's business.

    With the Fourth of July around the corner, we found the most patriotic cities in the U.S. of A.

    We created a patriotism score for cities around the U.S. by looking at three categories: the percentage of people who are veterans, according to the 2012 American Community Survey; the percentage of residents 18 and over who voted in the 2012 presidential election; and the ranking of the best cities for Fourth of July celebrations from Wallet Hub. We made a weighted average of the three scores, with 50% going to veterans, 30% going to voting turnout, and 20% from the Fourth of July celebrations.

    25. Medford, OR

    Medford's annual "Red White and Boom" celebration goes late into the night, with performances by notable country music stars and the largest fireworks display in Oregon. Its Hawthorne Park is also home to a seven-foot-tall replica of Lady Liberty.

    24. Sumter, SC

    Sumter is "a very pro-military, patriotic community," Col. Robert G. Young, Third Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Relocation, told The Third Army, one of the military's most renowned fighting force, which was once based in the Atlanta, Georgia, area, relocated to Shaw Air Force Base inc Sumter back in 2012.

    23. Spokane, WA

    On the Fourth of July, Spokane offers a two-hour bus tour of all of the patriotic memorials and monuments in "the Lilac City." Liberty Lake, in the nearby suburb of Liberty Lake, is one of the area's best place to view the fireworks once the sun goes down.

    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    Andrews Sisters, 2

    Since the days of Cain and Abel, sibling rivalries have dotted history in many shapes and forms.

    Some siblings sue each other over money or defamation while others live out their days amid a frigid silent treatment. Some sibling rivalries are purely playful, competitive one-upsmanship.

    These 16 sibling groups prove that it's impossible to expect brothers and sisters to get along all the time, but they also show that some just simply have it out for one another.

    Mukesh and Anil Ambani

    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

    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

    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.

    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    harvard business school graduationIs an MBA costing two years of your life and $150,000 or more really worth it?

    The question is more controversial than ever, with cheaper online degree programs growing rapidly as well as free online business courses providing important skills. Given powerful new technology and fundraising techniques, it may also be easier to start a business than ever. But with increasing global competition and a tough job market, business school may hold the key to getting ahead, providing specialized knowledge, valuable contacts, and an impressive resume booster.

    Of course, choosing the right business school makes all the difference.

    For Business Insider's annual ranking, we are surveying the people who matter most: professionals in diverse fields who have MBAs or who have experience hiring or managing MBAs. If you have these qualifications, then please take our survey below. We will filter the survey based on qualifications of respondents to obtain the optimum sample.

    Our survey asks several general questions about business school as well as the big question: which schools will really help your career.

    SEE ALSO: Check out last year's full list of the World's Best Business Schools

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    Brett Graham, The Ledbury, London restaurant

    We recently released our list of the Best Restaurants In London

    To create this list, we looked at seven notable restaurant rankings compiled by food critics, diners, and experts.

    The rankings we used were the National Restaurant Awards 2014The World's 100 Best RestaurantsZagat's Best Food In London 2013OpenTable's 2013 Best Restaurants in the UKTimeOut London's Top 50 RestaurantsThe Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2014, and The Square Meal's 3-Star Restaurants.

    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. 

    For the National Restaurant Awards 2014, which was ranked 1 to 100, 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.

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

    For the Zagat list, which was ranked 1 to 10, we calculated the score by using the following formula: 10 - X (restaurant ranking) / 10. With this formula, the highest possible score is 0.9 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 restaurants on that list were not ranked.

    Each time a restaurant appeared on the TimeOut London list, we gave it a score of 0.5, since the restaurants on that list were not ranked.

    We also valued any Michelin stars awarded, since they are considered one of the most prestigious awards in the food world. Restaurants with one Michelin star received an additional 0.25 to their scores, restaurants with two Michelin stars received an additional 0.5, and restaurants with three stars received an additional 0.75.

    We awarded an additional 0.25 to restaurants that made The Square Meal's list of 3-star restaurants since the list is not ranked, nor is it updated annually like the other rankings.

    We then tallied up the scores to create the final ranking. Based on these calculations, the highest possible score would be 4.40 — but that would be incredibly difficult, considering that even the number one restaurant (The Ledbury) scored a 3.95.

    Here is the spreadsheet showing our calculations (click to enlarge):

    Best Restaurants In London FINAL CHART

    NOW: Check out the full list of the Best Restaurants In London

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    the best restaurants in london 2014

    If we're being honest, London hasn't always been known for its five-star dining options. But a recent culinary revolution has made it a standout destination for gourmands everywhere.

    We've come up with this ultimate list of the best restaurants in London. To create it, we looked at notable restaurant rankings compiled by food critics, diners, and experts, and gave each restaurant a numerical rating based on our own formula.

    The rankings we used were the National Restaurant Awards 2014, The World's 100 Best Restaurants, Zagat's Best Food In London 2013, OpenTable's 2013 Best Restaurants in the UK, TimeOut London's Top 50 Restaurants, The Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2014, and The Square Meal's 3-Star Restaurants.

    You can read our complete methodology and see numerical scores here.

    SEE ALSO: What It's Like To Eat At The Ledbury, The Best Restaurant In London [PHOTOS]

    35. Social Eating House

    58 Poland Street

    Chef: Paul Hood

    At Social Eating House, the surroundings are as vibrant as the food. Exposed brick walls, whitewashed copper ceilings, and weathered leather banquette seats create a relaxed and humble setting.

    Guided by celebrity chef Jason Atherton, chef Paul Hood developed a diverse and contemporary bistro menu.

    34. Chiltern Firehouse

    1 Chiltern Street

    Chefs: Nuno Mendes and Dale Osborne

    Once London's first purpose-built fire station, the Chiltern Firehouse is quickly becoming "the place to be seen" for A-list celebrities like Kate Moss, Ellie Goulding, J.J. Abrams, and Cara Delevingne.

    The Manhattan-style brasserie, owned by hotelier and nightlife guru André Balazs, boasts high ceilings and shockingly low prices.

    33. The Wolseley

    160 Piccadilly

    Chef: Lawrence Keogh

    A café-restaurant in the grand European tradition, The Wolseley occupies a 1921 car showroom turned Barclays Bank branch. The towering pillars, arches, and stairways have a haute menu to match. The veal Holstein and chicken soup with dumplings are runaway favorites as are the changing plats du jour. 

    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    Dan Loep 15CPW ApartmentThe top dogs in finance are worth millions and even billions, so it's no surprise they flaunt their exorbitant pay checks on the places they call home.

    We found the most expensive homes belonging to bankers, hedge funders, and the kings of finance.

    From oceanfront mansions with more rooms than you could possibly know what to do with to ritzy Manhattan penthouses with panoramic skyline views, any one of these properties will make you drool. 

    To estimate the approximate current market value of the houses, we looked at public assessors' records and spoke to expert realtors in these homes' markets, including Kyle Egan, licensed real estate salesperson for Nest Seekers International, and Susan Breitenbach, licensed associate real estate broker with Corcoran Group.


    17. Peter and Jill Kraus' Park Avenue residence (TIE)

    Estimated value: $30 million

    Title: Former Merrill Lynch executive and wife

    According to Curbed, Peter and Jill Kraus purchased this Park Ave. sweet spot for nearly double what the previous owner paid. The former "Goldmanite" worked for just three months at Merrill Lynch before collecting his $25 million bonus and resigning, eventually purchasing this impressive apartment.

    Nest Seekers real estate broker Kyle Egan estimated the home at $30 million, based on a similar listing on another floor of the building.

    17. Julian Robertson's luxurious full-floor apartment (TIE)

    Estimated value: $30 million

    Title: Founder of Tiger Management Corp.

    Julian Robertson purchased an apartment at the famous Hampshire House on Central Park South for "just" $3.9 million, and later came to occupy the entire 27th floor, according to Egan. Given the high per-square-foot prices of a Park-facing unit, Roberton's five-apartment combination — totaling 8,000 square feet — is valued around $30 million.

    The property was built by the grandfather of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and has been home to numerous wealthy individuals, from David Koch to Vera Wang. Living here, however, comes with very high maintenance fees and carrying charges.

    16. Eddie Lampert's Florida mansion

    Estimated value: $30.3 million

    Title: Chairman of Sears Holdings Corp. and Founder, Chairman, and CEO of ESL Investments

    Eddie Lampert set records for the most expensive single-family home in Indian Creek Island when he purchased this property for $40 million in 2012. It's an extra-impressive feat, considering the neighborhood's affluence.

    The seven-bedroom, Italian-style home is set on 2.7 acres in Biscayne Bay, and includes luxurious features like a reflecting pool at the entrance. Public assessor records estimate the home is worth $30.3 million today.

    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    influential people behind the scenes in sports

    So much of the way we watch and enjoy sports is determined by people who have never participated in a professional athletic event in their lives.

    Casting a wide net, we searched the sports world for the 50 most influential people who operate behind the scenes. This includes presidents, owners, managers, coaches, agents, doctors, and reporters. 

    These are the coaches who change the way the games are played, the commentators who shape the national conversation about sports, the agents who decide which stars play where, the owners who build juggernauts from scratch, and executives who alter the trajectories of their leagues over a huge period of time.

    In short, these are the behind-the-scenes people who are responsible for what we watch when we watch sports.

    Go to our Most Influential People Behind the Scenes In Sports homepage to learn more about the people on the list.

    This list was compiled by Emmett Knowlton, Tony Manfred, Cork Gaines, and Leah Goldman.

    50. Erin Andrews

    FOX College Football host; FOX lead NFL sideline reporter  

    Age: 36

    Andrews is one of America's best-known female sportscasters and a true veteran of the business. She started working for ESPN in 2004 as a reporter for ESPN National Hockey Night, before moving to FOX Sports in 2012. On July 14, it was announced that Andrews would be replacing Pam Oliver as the sideline reporter on FOX's lead NFL broadcasting crew. 

    49. Phil Jackson

    New York Knicks president

    Age: 68

    The Zen Master's back in basketball! Jackson in March inked a five-year, $60 million deal with the Knicks as the new president of basketball operations, returning from a three-year hiatus from basketball. Jackson's life in professional basketball began with the Knicks, where he won two championships as a player in the 1970s. As a coach, he won 11 titles (six with the Bulls and five with the Lakers), giving him 13 rings overall. 

    48. Mike Murphy

    NHL senior vice president, hockey operations

    Age: 63

    The NHL's review system is one of the coolest processes in sports. Whenever officials need a review, they call the Situation Room in Toronto, where it's Murphy's job to watch every game. When a play is in question, Murphy issues the final verdict upon review. 

    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    The World's Best Business Schools 2014_2x1Is an MBA that costs two years of your life and $150,000 really worth it?

    With increasing global competition and a tough job market, business school may hold the key to getting ahead — if you go to the right one.

    For our fifth annual survey of the World's Best Business Schools, we asked thousands of professionals from around the world who have experience hiring MBAs to determine the best business school. They came back with a clear favorite: Harvard University.

    Survey participants rated the reputation of the graduates from top business schools around the world on a scale of poor to excellent (1 to 5), with excellent ratings used as a tiebreaker. We included responses only from professionals who said they had experience hiring MBAs at least half the time, as well as other filters to optimize our survey pool.

    Click here to see a full analysis of the survey results >

    Click here to see a map showing the top 25 schools >

    In addition to the usual top American schools, international institutions like the London School of Economics (#8), London Business School (#9), Oxford (#13), and INSEAD (#15) placed in the top 15.

    #50 George Washington University (School of Business)

    #49 Thunderbird School of Global Management

    Rated 2.44 out of 5 for graduate reputation. 

    Location: Glendale, Arizona

    Tuition and fees: $79,027 (cost of whole degree)

    More than 40,000 people around the world call themselves T-Birds, as Thunderbird School of Global Management graduates refer to their own. Although the school dropped in the rankings from No. 41 this year, it continues to rank highly for the internationalism of its alumni network.

    #48 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK Business School)

    Rated 2.45 out of 5 for graduate reputation. 

    Location: Hong Kong

    Tuition and fees: $73,575

    CUHK Business School launched its MBA program in 1966, becoming the first of its kind in Asia. This school is a newcomer to our list, even though it was ranked No. 27 globally by The Financial Times.

    Nearly one in 10 survey participants who rated CUHK Business School marked it as very good.

    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    apple pie louisville slugger baseball bat american flag

    Now that the recovery appears to finally be taking hold, Business Insider decided to see how that recovery was being felt across the country.

    We ranked each state on how eight economic measures have grown or shrunk in recent years: the unemployment rate, the number of non-farm payroll jobs, gross domestic product, average wages, the working age (18-64) population, value of international exports, house prices, and auto sales.

    Check out how we made the ranking here.

    50. Alaska

    The petroleum sector is a major part of the Alaskan economy, but many of Alaska's oil deposits have been depleted over the years. This depletion has dropped the state's crude oil production to fourth place. Other major employment sectors include the federal government and the fishing and tourism industries. Here's a bit more about Alaska:

    • Alaska was one of the few states that actually lost payroll jobs between June 2013 and June 2014.
    • Wages decreased by .41% from 2012 to 2013.
    • And the GDP decreased by 2.5% in 2013, the worst among the states.

    49. Vermont

    The major industries in Vermont include tourism — with a focus on skiing and snowboarding — and dairy. Additionally, Vermont is a major leader in the maple syrup production industry. Here's how Vermont fared in our measures:

    • Vermont saw a 1.1% decrease in wages between 2012 and 2013.
    • The GDP increased by 1.9% during 2013.
    • The unemployment rate fell from 4.4% in June 2012 to 3.5% in June 2013.
    • Housing prices dropped by 2.7% between Q1 2013 and Q1 2014, by far the largest drop of any state.

    48. New Mexico

    New Mexico has major petroleum and natural gas deposits in the northwest and southeast corners of the state. Plus, agriculture and mining are other major sectors. Additionally, the healthcare industry employs the "largest percentage of New Mexico's workforce."

    • New Mexico saw a 1.2% increase in wages from 2012 to 2013.
    • GDP grew by 1.5% during 2013.
    • And the auto sales per dealer increased by 1.8% from 2012 to 2013.

    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    We recently published our list of the World's Best Business Schools. 

    For our fifth annual survey of the World's Best Business Schools, we asked thousands of professionals from around the world who have experience hiring MBAs to determine the best business school. They came back with a clear favorite: Harvard University.

    Survey participants rated the reputation of the graduates from top business schools around the world on a scale of poor to excellent (1 to 5), with excellent ratings used as a tiebreaker. We included responses only from professionals who said they had experience hiring MBAs, as well as other filters to improve optimize our survey pool.

    We thought it would be interesting to create an infographic that breaks down the top 25 schools by geographical region:

    Top Business School Graphic

    SEE ALSO: The World's 50 Best Business Schools

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    The World's Best Business Schools 2014

    For our fifth annual list of the World's Best Business Schools, we conducted a survey that asked thousands of real professionals around the world to rank the world's best business schools.

    This year, nearly 10,000 readers voted and ranked Harvard the world's best business school. 

    Survey participants rated the reputation of the graduates from top business schools around the world on a scale of poor to excellent (1 to 5), with the percentage of excellent ratings used as a tiebreaker.

    We included responses only from professionals who said they had experience hiring MBAs at least half the time. We also filtered the data to obtain better geographical balance.

    Nearly 60% of respondents said they had an MBA or comparable business degree. Respondents work in a variety of fields, including finance (39%), tech (20%), consulting (13%), media and marketing (8%), and more. See the full breakdown below:

    Best Business Schools 2014 results

    In response to the question, "In your opinion, how important is it to have an MBA in your industry?" 20% of respondents said that an MBA was "extremely important," 31% responded that it was "very important," and 32% said that it was "moderately important." Only 5% of respondents said that an MBA was "not important at all." 

    When we added the filter of including only responses from people with MBAs, the results were similar, but these respondents seem to stress the value of an MBA even more, with 24% saying that an MBA was "extremely important," 38% saying that it was "very important," and 30% saying that it was moderately important. 

    Forty-two percent of respondents said a network of contacts was the most valuable asset business school provides, while 36% of respondents said that "skills and knowledge" was the biggest benefit of an MBA. This chart shows how respondents answered this question: 

    Best business schools 2014 results

    When we filtered the data to include only responses from people with MBAs, the answers to this question changed, with 43% saying that "skills and knowledge" was the biggest benefit of having an MBA and 37% responding to that question with "network of contacts." Here are the results of the same question, with the filter of MBA applied: 

    Best business schools results 2014

    Now read the full list of the World's Best Business Schools. 

    SEE ALSO: The World's 50 Best Business Schools

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    Small spaces are the next big thing in real estate.

    Thanks to problems like rising housing costs, overpopulation, and environmental damage, it seems the solution is to think smaller. Much smaller.

    Here are 20 of the smallest homes we could find around the world. They're on roofs, on wheels, and in backyards; they have bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens.

    But just because they're small doesn't mean that they can't be livable—or beautiful, for that matter. Architects and designers have taken to the tiny home movement, creating beautiful designs that make the tiny spaces as efficient and livable as possible.

    A Brooklyn couple bought smaller furniture to make their 350 square-foot apartment feel more spacious.

    Size:350 sq. ft.

    Location: Brooklyn, New York

    Homeowners Tiffany and Allan use small furniture instead of full-size pieces to make the most of their 350 square-foot studio in Brooklyn. The space was formerly the parlor of a ship captain's home from the 1800s, and still features the original crown molding and large, light-bearing windows.

    Their home was the U.S. overall winner of Apartment Therapy's 2014 Small Cool contest.

    This 330 square-foot apartment in Hong Kong transforms into 24 different room combinations.

    Size: 330 sq. ft.

    Location: Hong Kong

    Gary Chang, an architect in Hong Kong, turned his family's tiny 330 square-foot tenement apartment into a sleek and efficient living space with 24 different room combinations, including bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and even a guest bedroom area.

    So, how does he do it? Chang installed a number of sliding panels which he can move around the space to reveal hidden areas and storage. It's a system he calls the "Domestic Transformer."

    This 258 square-foot home in Barcelona was once an old pigeon loft.

    Size: 258 sq. ft.

    Location: Barcelona, Spain

    When photographer Christian Schallert moved to Barcelona in 2003, he went searching for the perfect, affordable home. He found it in an old pigeon loft on top of a building, about 100 steps up.

    When Schallert arrived, the 258 square-foot space was dirty and had not been maintained, but he designed and remodeled it into a warm, open, "Lego-style" apartment. The walls slide to reveal different room set ups. Moving panels hide his kitchen, closet, bathroom, dining room and living room, and the bed is stored under the terrace balcony that overlooks the city of Barcelona.

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    Stanford school of business

    We recently published our list of the World's 50 Best Business Schools

    For this list, nearly 10,000 readers rated the reputation of the graduates from top business schools around the world. 

    We included responses only from professionals who said they had experience hiring MBAs at least half the time. We also filtered the data to obtain better geographical balance.

    When we filtered the results further to only include responses from people who said that they worked in finance, the results changed slightly.

    Stanford took the top spot on this version of the list, bumping Harvard down to number two. The London School of Economics (#7) and Yale (#9) also moved up a few spots (from #8 and #11, respectively, on the main list). The London School of Business (#9 on the main list) got bumped off of this list. 

    Here are the top 10 business schools in the world, according to people who work in finance: 

    1. Stanford 
    2. Harvard
    3. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
    4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
    5. University of Chicago (Booth)
    6. Columbia University
    7. London School of Economics
    8. Northwestern University (Kellogg)
    9. Yale University
    10. Dartmouth College (Tuck) 

    SEE ALSO: The World's 50 Best Business Schools

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    Panther Coffee, FloridaForget Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts. Every state has its beloved local haunt where you can grab a cup of joe or a foamy masterpiece of latte art and unwind.

    We found the best coffee shop in every state by looking at expert reviews and local recommendations.

    ALABAMA: O'Henry's Coffees is there to keep Birmingham hyper-caffeinated with its signature Gibraltar Quad Shot: four shots of espresso and a hint of milk.

    ALASKA: Jitters is so good it can give you just that, if you drink too much. In a hurry? Grab a coffee from its coffee truck, right in the shop's Eagle River parking lot.

    ARIZONA: Cartel Coffee Lab is a great, six-location local chain. Its single-origin coffee is roasted in-house and served with fresh pastries daily.

    Cartel Coffee Lab

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