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    BI graphic most powerful person tech 2x1

    From Marissa Mayer's two-year-old son Macallister to 95-year-old VC Henry Hillman, it's clear that influence in tech comes in all ages, shapes, and sizes.

    We've compiled a list of the most powerful people in tech at nearly every age, considering factors like the person's sphere of influence, clout, and ability to guide the industry, as well as potential for power and wealth.

    Now it's time to meet the most powerful people in tech, from age 2 to age 98.

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

    AGE 2: Macallister Bogue

    Marissa Mayer's son

    What makes him powerful: The son of the CEO of Yahoo may only be an infant, but his very existence is influencing some of the company's policies, like how much workers are paid on maternity (or paternity) leave.

    AGE 5: Benji Brin

    Son of Google co-founder Sergey Brin

    What makes him powerful: Not only is he the son of Brin, but he is also the son of Anne Wojcicki, founder of genetic tech startup 23andMe. Benji reportedly had a domain name just days after he was born, and has been involved in his mom's company — Gawker reported that the powerful tech couple donated some of Benji's DNA to 23andMe for the good of science.

    Other powerful five-year-olds: Kristoffer Von Hassel, who found a big hole in the Xbox's security system; and Miles Hideo Williams, the son of Twitter founder Evan Williams.

    AGE 8: Evan of EvanTubeHD

    One of the highest-paid YouTube stars

    What makes him powerful: At just seven years old, Evan is the 20th-highest-paid YouTube star, earning up to an estimated $1.32 million annually after YouTube's 45% cut. With over 476,000 subscribers and 443 million total views, Evan, who vlogs under the auspices of EvanTubeHD, reviews toys and video games for viewers. His channel has a dedicated ad-sales team, which puts the proceeds from the channel into investment and savings accounts for Evan and his sister.

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    office party costumes happy employees

    Sure, working for a large corporation has its share of benefits: a bigger community of coworkers, more resources, maybe even better health insurance.

    But smaller companies have some stellar perks of their own, and can provide the kind of company culture and environment you won't be able to find at a big business.

    Great Place to Work just published its annual list of the 25 best small workplaces (25-249 employees) and 25 best medium workplaces (250-999 employees) in America. It considered over 550 companies on five dimensions — credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie — and factored in several other attributes that contribute to a great workplace environment, including strong perceptions of fairness in the workplace, an inclusive environment, approachable leaders, care for employees as people, and enjoyment of workplace.

    Here are the best small and medium companies to work for: 

    The 25 Best Small Workplaces

    1. Granite Properties
    2. Professional Placement Resources LLC
    3. Ruby Receptionists
    4. Talent Plus Inc.
    5. Studer Group
    6. ENGEO
    7. Dixon Schwabl
    8. South Mountain Company
    9. Badger Mining Corporation
    10. Insomniac Games Inc.
    11. Sage Rutty & Co. Inc.
    12. Advantage Answering Plus Inc.
    13. Kahler Slater
    14. Solstice Mobile
    15. Square Root
    16. Axis Communications Inc.
    17. Stellar Solutions Inc.
    18. Funeral Directors Life Insurance Company (FDLIC)
    19. Snagajob
    20. Yext
    21. City of Rancho Cordova
    22. Integrated Project Management Company Inc.
    23. AnswerLab LLC
    25. Xactly Corporation

    The 25 Best Medium Workplaces

    1. Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation
    2. Return Path Inc.
    3. Squarespace
    4. Assurance Agency Ltd.
    5. Pinnacle Financial Partners
    6. Hagerty
    7. Atlassian
    8. Centro
    9. Cirrus Logic
    10. 4imprint
    11. ESL Federal Credit Union
    12. Clif Bar & Co.
    13. Infusionsoft
    14. EKS&H
    15. ZocDoc
    16. Marco Inc.
    17. Holder Construction Company
    18. West Monroe Partners
    19. Etsy
    20. Datalogix Inc.
    21. AdRoll
    22. Lincoln Industries
    23. American Transmission Co.
    24. Development Dimentions International
    25. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont

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    Abbey Burger Bistro, Baltimore

    It's National Cheeseburger Day, and we think a proper celebration is in order.

    To commemorate this all-American holiday, we conducted painstaking journalistic research to figure out the very best burger in every state, from mom-and-pop joints to celebrity-chef restaurants and everything in between.

    Based on accolades, reviews, and our own stomachs, we came up with a comprehensive list so you can devour a truly great burger anywhere in the US.

    ALABAMA: Chez Fonfon — a fancy name for a fancy restaurant. The Birmingham bistro is better known for its French cuisine, but it's widely regarded as the home of the best burger in Alabama. The "Hamburger Fonfon" comes with comté cheese and pommes frites.

    Chez Fonfon

    ALASKA: Tommy's Burger Stop, which just celebrated its 12th anniversary, serves sky-high beef patties topped with all sorts of goodies from deep-fried jalapeno pepper slices to onion rings to everyone's favorite, bacon. The Stella Bleu Burger alone — a blue-cheese-oozing monster — is worth a trip to Anchorage.

    Tommy's Burger Stop

    ARIZONA: Holding multiple accolades for its perfectly balanced burgers, Phoenix's Delux proudly serves beef burgers made with grass-fed, humanely raised cattle from local Niman Ranch.


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    Stanford University, football

    MIT had been the king of colleges on our list of the Best Colleges in America for the last four years in a row, but this year Stanford University came out on top.

    But what's the opinion of folks who work in the finance world?

    The same, it turns out, Stanford University is still the best college in America, according to people who work in the finance industry. MIT was still ranked No. 2.

    We asked over 1,500 professionals who have hiring experience to rate the reputations of graduates from top colleges around the country.

    When we filtered the results to only include responses from people who said that they work in the finance industry, the results only varied slightly from our main list. The top two schools stayed the same, but several schools moved up in the ranks, including UPenn (No. 6), which was ranked at No. 9 on our main list and Duke (No. 10), which was No. 19 on the overall list.

    Here are the top 15 colleges according to people in finance, along with their scores out of 5:

    1. Stanford University (4.08)
    2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (3.96)
    3. Princeton University (3.79)
    4. California Institute of Technology (3.76)
    5. Harvard University (3.72)
    6. University of Pennsylvania (3.70)
    7. Yale University (3.66)
    8. Columbia University (3.61)
    9. University of Chicago (3.57)
    10. Duke University (3.56)
    11. Dartmouth College (3.50)
    12. Cornell University (3.49)
    13. U.S. Naval Academy (3.47)
    14. Carnegie Mellon University (3.41)
    15. U.S. Military Academy (3.38)

    DON'T MISS: The 50 Best Colleges In America

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    Frieze Art Fair LondonSummer is winding down, but there's plenty to look forward to in London this fall. 

    From strolling through Shoreditch to check out edgy new street art to eating at the city's best restaurants during the London Restaurant Festival, here are the best things to do in London this fall.

    Did we miss your favorite London fall activity? Sound off in the comments below.

    Stroll through Shoreditch and check out the edgy street art all over the hipster neighborhood.

    Learn more about street art in East London >

    Get a glimpse into some of London's most exclusive residences, which will open their doors to the public during Open House weekend, from Sept. 21 to 22.

    Learn more about Open House London >

    Eat at a great restaurant during the London Restaurant Festival, Oct. 8-27, when restaurants all over the city offer special menus and events.

    Learn more about the London Restaurant Festival >

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  • 09/24/14--07:19: The Sexiest CEOs Alive!
  • elon muskA chief executive officer is the face of a brand. He or she announces earnings, attends events, and leads the company into the future. But some companies' faces are hotter than others.

    We've scoured the world to find the sexiest CEOs around the globe.

    Sexiness, we will remind you, is a subjective measure. It's not just about looks. Sex appeal is the culmination of a person's success, power, ambition, charisma, altruism, fashion sense, and style. We also considered how sexy and buzzworthy the company is.

    For this ranking, we have only included CEOs of companies with at least 100 employees.

    50. Gina Bianchini, Mightybell

    The self-proclaimed theater nerd and Stanford grad is an expert in social networking. Before Mightybell, Bianchini and Marc Andreessen co-founded Ning, a platform that lets users create and manage their own social networks.

    Today, the 41-year-old is still top dog in the "Internet of People" space. Mightybell is a platform for creating your own smarter, more personalized social network among small groups.

    49. Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, Oracle

    When Larry Ellison announced that he would be stepping down as CEO of Oracle, Safra Catz and Mark Hurd were quick to step up, both as CEOs of the large software company.

    The Israeli-born Catz, 52, joined Oracle in 1999 as a senior vice president and was serving as a president and CFO of Oracle when she was named a CEO. She's often cited as being the highest-paid female executive. Hurd, 57, formerly chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard, is also a president at Oracle. He joined the company in 2010.

    48. Charles Phillips, Infor

    The former co-president and director of Oracle Corporation, Phillips has risen from the ashes of an executive power play scandal. His new enterprise software company now poses a huge threat to Ellison's Oracle, as Infor hit almost $2.8 billion in revenues in 2013.

    The 55-year-old is described as being "tall (6' 3"), graceful, and impeccably dressed" and poised to become "the 'Steve Jobs' of business software."

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    Metropolitan life is never dull, but not everyone is cut out for a big city. 

    City data resource Livability determined the 10 best small towns in America as part of its 2015 list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live.

    Looking just at "micropolitan" areas with populations of fewer than 20,000 people, the folks at Livability factored in cost of living, health care spending, diversity, crime rates, civic engagement, natural resources, as well as visitor and resident opinions of the towns to come up with the ranking.

    Here are the 10 best small towns in America.

    10. Hailey, Idaho

    J.C. Fox Building, Hailey, Idaho

    Hailey is a big cycling town with a combination bike shop/restaurant called Power House serving as a neighborhood hub for outdoorsy locals. Of the 10 cities on this list, Hailey had the highest level of employment and the greatest income distribution.

    9. Traverse City, Michigan

    Traverse City, Michigan

    Traverse City is known for its great schools, stable economy, and high home values. The "emerging beer town," which is home to craft breweries like Mackinaw Brewing Company and Jolly Pumpkin Brewery & Distillery, also appears on Livability's list of the best foodie cities.

    8. Heber City, Utah

    Heber City, Utah

    Heber City's economy, thanks to its mountainous location, is driven by tourists who come for great skiing and hiking. The town is full of fun and culture, with frequent music and arts festivals, parades, and rodeos.

    7. Spearfish, South Dakota

    Spearfish, South Dakota

    Spearfish is surrounded by national parks and picturesque views, and has a lively college town vibe thanks to Black Hills State University. The town has a low carbon footprint and a tons-to-do downtown area full of restaurants, bars, and shops.

    6. Glenwood Springs, Colorado

    Glenwood Springs, Colorado

    Glenwood Springs is steeped in "Wild West" history — it remains Doc Holliday's final resting place — and is also home to the world's largest hot springs pool. Residents of Glenwood Springs live mainly healthy lifestyles, and take advantage of good public schools and medical facilities.

    5. Port Angeles, Washington

    Port Angeles, Washington

    Port Angeles is, naturally, a port city with great seafood — especially Dungeness crab — and lots of neighborly camaraderie. The environmentally friendly residents are privy to low costs of living and lots to do in the area.

    4. Hood River, Oregon

    Hood River, Oregon, Mt. Hood

    Sitting just one hour east of Portland, Hood River receives a lot of the larger city's recent college graduates. Residents of Hood River are treated daily to views of Washington across the river, and one of the largest ski destinations on the west coast — Mt. Hood. Hood River is the place to be for both coffee and craft beer lovers.

    3. Lebanon, New Hampshire

    Lebanon, New Hampshire

    This quintessential New England town borders Vermont and is the perfect destination for local crafts and breathtaking fall foliage. Major companies with facilities in town — like Novell, Microsoft, and Merck — employ many people who live in Lebanon.

    2. Northfield, Minnesota

    Northfield, Minnesota

    Northfield is a scenic town, with great running, hiking, and ski trails. Notable in this town's history is the 1876 raid on First National Bank, which residents of Northfield re-enact every year during the Defeat Jesse James Days Festival.

    1. Los Alamos, New Mexico

    Los Alamos, New Mexico

    Secluded but comfortable, Los Alamos is where the first atomic bomb was constructed. Mexican culture and cuisine is prevalent here, and community involvement is the highest of all the towns on this list. Los Alamos also has the lowest crime rate of the 10.

    SEE ALSO: The 20 Best Places To Live In America

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    Panther Coffee, Florida

    For National Coffee Day, we're honoring some of the best coffee shops around the US.

    Forget 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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    four seasons hualalaiWe recently came out with our list of the World's Best Hotels, and several hotels on that list were right here in the USA. 

    So we decided to dig deeper into our results and come up with a list of the Best Hotels in America.

    To create this list, we aggregated four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites: Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel AwardsCondé Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual Reader's Choice Awards), TripAdvisor's Top 25 Hotels In The World (part of its annual Travelers' Choice Awards), and the Fodor's 100 Hotel Awards.

    From Hawaiian beachside resorts to luxurious golf resorts in Georgia, here are the best hotels in the U.S.

    20. Twin Farms

    Barnard, Vermont

    This rural Vermont hotel feels like a high-end summer camp for adults, with its sprawling grounds, glamorous yet rustic cabins, and endless activities, such as snowshoeing, hiking, canoeing, biking, fly fishing, and more. The resort has a laid-back vibe, yet is renowned for its excellent service and intimate feel.

    The hotel ranked at No. 41 on Condé Nast Traveler's list.

    Rooms start from $1,725 per night.

    Twin Farms hotel


    19. The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

    New York, New York

    The Carlyle is one of New York City's most historic, glamorous, and luxurious hotels. Mariah Carey has stayed there, as have U.S. Presidents Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy. It's home to the iconic Bemelmans Bar, as well as a fine-dining restaurant and large guest rooms with classic decor.

    The hotel ranked at No. 33 on Travel + Leisure.

    Rooms start from $675 per night.

    Carlyle hotel nyc


    18. French Quarter Inn

    Charleston, South Carolina

    Located in Charleston's historic district, the French Quarter Inn is a romantic hotel that's lauded for its excellent service.

    The hotel ranked at No. 54 on T+L and No. 18 on TripAdvisor.

    Rooms start from $329 per night.

    French Quarter Inn


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    bay ridge brooklyn A.L.C. ALC Louis Coluccio italian grocer

    Often chided as the "hipster" or "stroller central" outer borough, Brooklyn, New York, is home to a thriving and diverse small business scene.

    We scoured its 71 square miles, as far north as Greenpoint and deep as Bay Ridge, to find the shops, restaurants, bars, and startups worth the trek from Manhattan.

    What sets this collection apart from our regular Coolest Small Businesses lists is the number of companies run by native Brooklynites. 

    "Owning a business in Brooklyn, as a lot of my family members had in generations before me, means a lot in terms of being able to make something and sell it in a place I was born and raised,"saysBridget Firtle, owner of small-batch distillery The Noble Experiment NYC. "It's super rewarding."

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

    A.L.C. Italian Grocery

    8613 3rd Ave., Bay Ridge

    What it is: An upscale Italian marketplace.

    Why it's cool: Louis Coluccio, born and raised in the Brooklyn neighborhood where his grandfather started an Italian food importing business some 50 years ago, opened the upscale marketplace A.L.C. Italian Grocery in 2012 as a nod to traditional Italian salumerias.

    The quick-service menu walks the line between old-school Italian and earthy-crunchy, serving both arancini — rice balls stuffed with fresh risotto, reggiano cheese, and parsley — and raw kale salad with beets.

    Ample Hills Creamery

    Multiple locations in Brooklyn

    What it is: A neighborhood ice cream shop with addicting flavors.

    Why it's cool: Named as a nod to a Walt Whitman Poem, Ample Hills Creamery is a new Brooklyn institution that churns out, quite literally, the best ice cream in the borough. Popular flavors include salted crack caramel, ooey gooey butter cake, and the munchies — a pretzel-infused ice cream with bits of Ritz crackers, potato chips, and mini M&Ms.

    Founders Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna recently published a book of their best stories and recipes.

    Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store

    232 5th Ave., Park Slope

    What it is: A gift shop for the person who has everything.

    Why it's cool: Annie's Blue Ribbon is the store with anything and everything for people who love anything and everything. Browse the shelves full of Ryan Gosling coloring books, rockabilly temporary tattoos, wine candles, maps of all the best burger joints in New York, and other assorted tchotchkes. The shop also sells a ton of Brooklyn-themed goods and products.

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    If you and your significant other are having a hard time being, well, "coupley," it may have something to do with where you live. According to the experts at, some cities cater more toward couples than others.

    With data from Onboard Informatics, put together a list of the 15 best cities for couples to live in.

    To create this list, looked at cities with populations of at least 75,000 where over one quarter of all households are rental dwellings. Other criteria include crime rate, divorce rate, school systems, dining, entertainment, nearby cities, and recreation spaces.

    Here are the 15 best cities for couples: 

    15. Torrance, California

    Couple on benchTorrance has a population of 146,892. Fifty-two percent of its adult population is married. Located right outside Los Angeles, Torrance has beautiful weather, endless stretches of beaches, and great restaurants.

    14. Farmington Hills, Michigan

    Michigan sunsetWith college town Ann Arbor a quick drive away and the median rental rate of a one-bedroom apartment at a mere $900, Farmington Hills is a great place for couples. Out of a population of 79,808, 55% of adults are married.

    13. Newport Beach, California

    Newport Beach SunsetNewport Beach has a population of 86,874, and 50% of its adult population is married. The vibrant nightlife, outdoor biking and hiking trails, and destination beaches are just a few reasons why active couples settle in this beautiful spot.

    12. Columbia, Maryland

    Couple Fifty-four percent of adults in Columbia's 103,661-person population are married. It's a short drive from D.C. and Baltimore, so couples can enjoy a suburban life while still being close to cities. There are many outdoor recreation spaces, as well as three local lakes for sailing, fishing, and boating.

    11. Woodbridge, New Jersey

    NYC coupleRight outside of New York City, Woodbridge has a population of 101,842 with 53% of its adult population married. Woodbridge is ideal for couples looking to start a family because of the strong public school system and over 400 amusement options.

    10. Bellevue, Washington

    Couple Space Needle SeattleBellevue has a population of 126,359, and 55% of its adult population is married. Seattle's largest suburb has everything to offer from zip lining to art galleries. The wine country of Woodinville is a quick trip away with over 100 wineries.

    9. San Mateo, California

    Golden Gate Bridge coupleSan Mateo has a population of 99,643 with 50% of its adult population married. Right near San Francisco and Silicon Valley, this sustainable city offers over 800 shops and restaurants as well as its own Central Park, which features a romantic Japanese tea garden. San Mateo has a population of 99,643 people. Half of the adult population is married.

    8. Irvine, CA

    Beach CoupleIrvine has a population of 216,417 with 49% of its adult population married. Who wouldn't want to live in a city whose mission is to create a safe, vibrant, and aesthetically pleasing environment? As an added bonus, it's often the site used to film Hollywood movies.

    7. Troy, Michigan

    college coupleTroy has a population of 81,060, and 61% of its adult population is married. A Detroit suburb, Troy attracts couples because of its excellent public services and safety, as well as its exceptional school systems.

    6. Sunnyvale, California

    Golden Gate Bridge coupleFifty-two percent of the adult population in Sunnyvale (population 144,528) is married. Nestled right in Silicon Valley, there are over 300 amusement options as well as great restaurants, leading tech companies, and the largest community-based farm in Silicon Valley.

    5. Arlington Heights, Illinois

    chicago beanThis Chicago suburb is full of entertainment options including the Arlington Racetrack, the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, and the Mitsuwa Marketplace. Arlington Heights has a population of 75,358 people. Sixty percent of the adult population is married.

    4. Fremont, California

    Mission peak hikersLocated in the southeast section of San Francisco Bay Area, Fremont has a population of 218,764 with 56% of its adult population married. Also known as "Tree City USA" due to its 55,000+ trees, Fremont has a very reputable school system and is just outside Silicon Valley.

    3. Edison, New Jersey

    CoupleEdison has a population of 102,275; 55% of its adult population is married. Easy access to New York City and the Jersey Shore, in addition to its abundance of green spaces, makes Edison a great place for couples.

    2. Staten Island, New York

    Staten Island coupleStaten Island is just a short ferry ride away from everything New York City has to offer, with the distance still allowing couples to experience the best parts of suburban life. With a population of 478,653, 51% of the adult population on Staten Island is married.

    1. Newton, Massachusetts

    Couple SilhouetteOne of the safest cities in the U.S., Newton has a population of 86,811 with 55% of its adult population married. Located in one of the most historical parts of the country, Newton is close to Boston and the urban atmosphere there, but has its own suburban vibe and great cuisine.

    SEE ALSO: The Best Cities For Singles

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    Cate School, Private Schools, Most Expensive

    There are some things you get from a private school that you just can't get from a public school: free iPads, farm-to-table catered lunches, and international study opportunities. It's a world class education, for top dollar.

    This is our fourth annual list of the 50 most expensive private high schools in the U.S. — and the schools are getting more and more pricey every year. Many of them appear in New York City, where the cost of living (and learning) is one of the highest in the country.

    To create this list, we looked at tuition and mandatory fees (including one-time fees where applicable) to calculate the total cost for the 2014-2015 school year. In instances where the school listed a range of expected expenditures for books and other required materials, we used the average. Special needs schools and boarding-only schools were not taken into consideration for this list.

    50. Walnut Hill School for the Arts

    Location: Natick, Massachusetts

    Tuition and fees: $41,000

    Enrollment: 300

    Day students can request to "affiliate" with one of the dorms on campus in order to have access to common rooms and resources, and bond with their residential classmates.

    Methodology: Rankings are based on tuition and fees for daytime-only students in grades 9 through 12 for the 2014-2015 school year. Boarding-only schools and special-needs high schools were not included.

    49. The Taft School

    Location: Watertown, Connecticut

    Tuition and fees: $41,045

    Enrollment: 576

    The school's mascot, the rhino, was chosen in honor of a popular student in the late '80s who apparently ran like a rhino when he was playing soccer.

    Methodology: Rankings are based on tuition and fees for daytime-only students in grades 9 through 12 for the 2014-2015 school year. Boarding-only schools and special-needs high schools were not included.

    48. Brooks School

    Location: North Andover, Massachusetts

    Tuition and fees: $41,311

    Enrollment: 380

    Students participate in afternoon programs in the arts, sports, and community service; if they're passionate about another subject or issue, they also have the option of designing their own afternoon programs.

    Methodology: Rankings are based on tuition and fees for daytime-only students in grades 9 through 12 for the 2014-2015 school year. Boarding-only schools and special-needs high schools were not included.

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  • 10/02/14--08:48: The 16 Most Eligible CEOs
  • There’s something incredibly alluring about the power and prestige that comes with running a company. 

    We recently came out with our list of the Sexiest CEOs Alive! These CEOs all have power, ambition, charisma, and style—and they're top dogs at companies that people are buzzing about. 

    While compiling this list, we kept tabs on which CEOs are married or single, and found the most eligible CEO bachelors and bachelorettes. We only included CEOs who are not married or engaged.

    Here are the 16 most eligible CEOs.

    BI_graphics_CEOs most eligible ceos

    SEE ALSO: The Sexiest CEOs Alive!

    SEE ALSO: Here's What 8 Of The World's Sexiest CEOs Do In Their Free Time

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    student using laptop

    Laptop computers are always changing. Faster, better models of the last "big thing" arrive all the time, which makes it necessary to upgrade every once in a while in order to keep up with the times.

    The experts at FindTheBest helped us put together a list of the best laptops and notebooks on the market right now.

    Rankings are based on expert reviews and FindTheBest's Smart Rating Scale, which accounts for the technical overview and specifications of each product.

    10. Alienware M18x ($1,999)

    The Alienware M18x is an 18.4-inch gaming laptop that runs on Windows 7. Gaming laptops feature high-end display, graphics, processor, and RAM specs, as well as other features geared towards gamers.

    9.  HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4010nr ($1,399)

    The HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4010nr is an ultrabook, which is a smaller notebook designed to reduce bulk and size without compromising overall performance. While the ultrabook is pricier than the average laptop or notebook, it features a very fast i7-Intel 3517U Single Core processor, which offers a base clock speed of 3 gigahertz.

    8. Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch with Retina Display (mid-2012) ($2,199)

    The Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch with Retina Display (mid-2012) is an all-purpose, desktop replacement laptop that runs OS X as its operating system. It comes with 8GB of RAM and a hybrid HDD drive that rotates at 7,200 RPM — faster than the average laptop or notebook.

    Dell Precision M6500

    7. Dell Latitude 6340u ($1,297)

    The Dell Latitude 6340u is a lightweight ultrabook with 8GB of RAM. It also comes with a longer-than-average 36-month warranty. 

    6. Dell Precision M6500 ($1,699)

    The Dell Precision M6500 is a desktop replacement laptop designed with a large screen and strong computing power. Thirty-two gigabytes of RAM makes it one of the fastest laptops currently on the market. 

    5. Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (mid-2013) ($999)

    The Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (mid-2013) is a mini ultrabook laptop designed with mobility in mind. It's sleek (0.68 inches thick), lightweight (2.38 lbs), and has an impressive battery life (nine hours). 

    4. Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (mid-2013) ($1,099)

    This model is very similar to the MacBook Air 11-inch. However, the Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (mid-2013)'s screen is two inches wider and slightly heavier. It has also has one of the longest battery lives on the market, lasting up to 12 hours.

    3. Vizio CT15-A4 ($899)

    The Vizio CT15-A4 is an ultrabook laptop that runs on Windows 8. It earned its spot because it has loads of style and performance. Like the MacBooks, its thin, lightweight design makes it incredibly portable. 

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    2. Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch with Retina Display (fall-2013) ($1,299)

    The Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch with Retina Display (fall-2013) scored a 100 on the FindTheBest Smart Rating Scale. The all-purpose laptop and desktop replacement has fast CPU, a long battery life, and a pixel density of 232 PPI. 

    1. Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch with Retina Display (fall-2013) ($1,999)

    Also earning a 100 on the FindTheBest Smart Rating scale is the Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch with Retina Display (fall-2013). Its best-in-class 15-inch high resolution screen and exceptional performance make it the most highly rated laptop or notebook on the market.

    SEE ALSO: The 10 Best Home Printers On The Market

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    Everyone has that one movie that reminds them of home.

    We set out to name the most famous movie in every state — a challenging and subjective endeavor. Some states were more obvious than others. While there's no place like Kansas, New York has inspired directors ranging from Martin Scorsese to Woody Allen to Rob Reiner.

    To pick the most famous, we evaluated the state's prominence in the movie and leaned toward movies that were filmed in that location as well. The movie's lifetime gross, its critical acclaim, and testimonials by our geographically diverse staff also influenced our decision.

    Click to see a map that shows the most famous movie in every state »

    Additional reporting by Kirsten Acuna, Melissa Stanger, and Sara Bower.

    ALABAMA: "Forrest Gump" (1994)

    Even though "Forrest Gump" took Tom Hanks from Vietnam to the White House, home was always the fictional town of Greenbow, Alabama. Plus, Forrest was an All-American for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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    Source: "Forrest Gump"/Paramount Pictures

    ALASKA: "Into The Wild" (2007)

    "Into The Wild" follows Chris McCandless, played by Emile Hirsch, as he heads to Alaska to find his place in the world. The journey would bring McCandless to many places, but his ultimate destination was the Land of the Midnight Sun.

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    Source: "Into The Wild"/Paramount Vantage

    ARIZONA: "Raising Arizona" (1987)

    The Coen brothers' cult classic follows H.I. McDunnough and his wife as they attempt to have a baby, either naturally or through kidnapping. The Coens made the pair all the more real by incorporating a vernacular that Joel called"a mixture of local dialect and a vocabulary we imagined from the likely reading materials of the characters."

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    Source: "Raising Arizona"/20th Century Fox

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    When the weather cools down and people start breaking out sweaters and scarves, breweries start breaking out the pumpkin beers.

    So after sampling a number of seasonal releases — and with a little help from craft beer authority— we came up with the 15 best pumpkin beers you won't want to miss out on this fall.

    15. SHOCK TOP – Pumpkin Wheat (5.2% ABV)

    Say what you will about Shock Top, but the company known for its Raspberry Wheat and Lemon Shandy beers actually makes a decent pumpkin beer. The Pumpkin Wheat is slightly acidic in a way that's reminiscent of orange juice, yet malty with a mild pumpkin flavor.

    14. HEARTLAND – Imperial Smiling Pumpkin Ale (8% ABV)

    Heartland Brewery partnered with Brooklyn's Greenpoint Beerworks and KelSo Beer to concoct this dark amber-colored imperial pumpkin ale. It's well-spiced and only slightly bready, a bigger and better version of the standard 5.5% ABV Smiling Pumpkin Ale.

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    13. HARPOON – UFO Pumpkin (5.9% ABV)

    Strong aromas of cinnamon and spice are the first thing you'll notice about this beer, a seasonal addition to Harpoon's UFO (UnFiltered Offering) series. Pumpkin beers are notorious for being bready and heavy in body, but Harpoon's UFO Pumpkin is surprisingly light and clean for a pumpkin beer. It's perfect for one of those warmer fall days.

    12. CONEY ISLAND – Freaktoberfest (6.6% ABV)

    Freaktoberfest is a roasty, dark orange pumpkin beer brewed with espresso beans. Sounds like an odd combo, but if you drink pumpkin spice lattes, this makes sense. Freaktoberfest received poor marks on RateBeer, but I personally liked this unusual beer and was surprised, with such strong flavors preset, how easy and enjoyable this was to drink.

    11. SCHLAFLY – Pumpkin Ale (8% ABV)

    This Saint Louis brewery makes its pumpkin beer with both pumpkin and butternut squash, creating an amber-colored beer that screams fall. Schlafly's Pumpkin Ale is nicely spiced, with nutmeg front and center.

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    10. SOUTHERN TIER – Pumking (8.6% ABV)

    Perhaps one of the best-known and most sought-after pumpkin beers on the market, Pumking pours clear orange. The beer itself, just like the bottle label, is a little bit different every year. This year's batch is maltier but lighter on spices than last year's version, which I enjoyed more, and most agree that the 2011 was still the 'king's best year.

    9. CIGAR CITY – Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale (8.5% ABV)

    Good Gourd is like pumpkin pie à la mode in liquid form. This imperial pumpkin ale from Tampa's Cigar City Brewing incorporates Ceylon cinnamon, Zanzibar cloves, allspice, and nutmeg to make a spicy and exotic pumpkin beer.

    8. AVERY – Rumpkin (16.7% ABV)

    Each September, Avery Brewing Co. in Boulder, Colorado, releases Rumpkin, a mega imperial pumpkin ale aged for four months in rum barrels. Rumpkin usually ranges in ABV from 15-18%; this year it finished at a whopping 16.7%. Richly spiced and boozy, it's a good idea to share this one.

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    7. ELYSIAN – Night Owl Pumpkin Ale (5.9% ABV)

    Night Owl is a light-bodied, generously spiced, but easy-to-drink beer brewed with with nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice. Elysian Brewing also makes a number of other pumpkin beers, including their Dark O' The Moon Pumpkin Stout and The Great Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale.

    6. ITHACA – Country Pumpkin (6.3% ABV)

    This hazy orange pumpkin beer from upstate New York is malty and nostalgic of fall. It's light with a dry finish, and doesn't punch you in the face with too much pumpkin.

    5. MIDNIGHT SUN – T.R.E.A.T. Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter (7.8% ABV)

    Just the name, T.R.E.A.T., says it all with this beer. The dark warmth that porters are known for blends perfectly with the breadiness of pumpkin and roasted cocoa nibs. Made by Anchorage's Midnight Sun Brewing Co., the oak-aged version of this beer back in 2007 is still rated the best ever pumpkin beer by RateBeer.

    4/3. ALMANAC – Dark Pumpkin Sour (7% ABV), and Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine (12% ABV)

    This San Francisco brewery hit the ground running in New York last month, finally making its beers widely available to the Big Apple, including two exceptional pumpkin beers. The Dark Pumpkin Sour, a dark pumpkin beer soured in red wine barrels, is complex and appeals to multiple palates. The Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine is a soul-warming, wine-strength beer aged half in rye barrels and half in brandy barrels that draws out the sweetness of heirloom pumpkins.

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    2. DOGFISH HEAD – Punkin Ale (7% ABV)

    Named for the annual Punkin' Chunkin Festival in Lewes, Delaware, Dogfish Head's Punkin Ale is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The smooth, brown ale is lightly carbonated and slightly sweet, with notes of cinnamon and brown sugar that don't overwhelm.

    1. STEVENS POINT – Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale (7.5% ABV)

    Low in bitterness but high in flavor, Stevens Point Brewery's pumpkin ale is medium-bodied and brings a subtle, apple-like tartness to the beer. The balance and complexity of the Wisconsin brewery's Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale makes it the clear winner this year.

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    There are so many exciting new movies lined up for the end of 2014, but before you check them out, you should crack open the book version. 

    We've compiled a list of all of the books being adapted into movies out this fall. Each cast is packed with Hollywood power players from Ben Affleck to Jennifer Lawrence, and many of the films are already generating Oscar buzz. 

    You'll find thrillers, period pieces, dramadies, and even some true stories for your reading and viewing pleasure. 

    "This Is Where I Leave You" by Jonathan Tropper

    Release date: September 19

    In this dramatic comedy, four grown siblings must sit Shiva for one week as per the request of their deceased father. While back together in their childhood home, the week loses control as the family encounters a slew of past and present characters, challenges, and well, life. 

    The cast includes Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Corey Stoll, Rose Byrne, Kathryn Hahn, and Connie Britton.

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    "A Walk Among The Tombstones" by Lawrence Block

    Release Date: September 19

    A ruthless drug leader recruits former NYPD detective and recovering alcoholic, Matt Scudder, to find the monsters behind the brutal kidnap and murder of his wife. Scudder works outside of the law investigating the grisly murders targeting NYC's worst drug criminals. 

    This crime thriller stars: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Boyd Holbrook, David Harbour, and Sebastian Roché.

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    "Hector And The Search For Happiness" by Francois Lelord

    Release Date: September 26

    Tired of his routine boring life, a quirky psychiatrist, Hector, courageously sets out for a global adventure in hopes of uncovering the secret to true happiness. 

    The dramedy stars: Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Toni Collette, Christopher Plummer, and Stellan Skarsgård.

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    BI graphics beer Map 2x1From Alabama to Wyoming, craft breweries are making brews that blow the competition out of the water. Of course, everyone has their favorite home state beer, and opinions differ depending on who you ask.

    We asked our friends at craft beer authority to help us come up with the best beer in every state.

    The majority of beers on this list are imperial stouts and IPAs, but higher ABV (alcohol by volume) beers seem to be trending in general. Did your favorite beer make the list?

    ALABAMA: Straight to Ale hails from Huntsville. The brewery's Laika Russian Imperial Stout clocks in at 11.7% ABV and features notes of coffee and chocolate.

    Source: RateBeer

    ALASKA: Berserker is a 12.7% ABV imperial stout from Anchorage's Midnight Sun Brewing Co. Flavors of red wine, whisky, and dark fruit seduce the drinker.

    Source: RateBeer

    ARIZONA: RateBeer named Gilbert's Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. the top new brewery in the world this year. The American Presidential Stout, at 11% ABV and made with smoked jalapeños, is the company's best brew.

    Source: RateBeer

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    Founded in 1701, Yale University continues to be one of the top universities not just in the U.S., but in the world.

    And its reputation is only enriched by the famous and successful people who come out of this Ivy League institution. 

    We've put together a list of the most successful Yale alumni ranging from Revolutionary War patriot Nathan Hale to Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o.

    Former President Bill Clinton graduated from Yale Law in 1973 with his then-girlfriend Hillary Rodham Clinton. He's returned to his alma mater many times to address current students.

    Source: The Yale Daily News

    Hillary Rodham Clinton graduated Yale Law in 1973. Since then she's served as senator of New York and Secretary of State under the Obama administration. Like her husband, she's still connected to the university.

    Source: Yale Law

    After earning his B.A. from Yale in 2003, Ben Silbermann went on to co-found Pinterest, a company now worth $5 billion. Silbermann originally entered Yale thinking he would pursue a pre-med track.

    Source: TIME, The Guardian,Wikipedia

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