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# Business Insider

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# Gadgets
21st Century Gadgets. Which are the most important so far?
Yeah, Apple features quite heavily.
# cyber crime
Identity theft no longer top reported cyber crime in US
If you think you’re being emailed by the FBI… you’re probably not.
# walled off
In pics: Part of the Great Wall of China most tourists never see
Two hikers share their trip on unrestored part of the Wall which has since been closed for safety reasons.
# fear factor
10 tips on overcoming fear
Author Robert Greene has written books on how to gain power and keep it – this is how he thinks you can overcome fear…
# US
Bristol Palin slams Obama for listening to daughters on gay marriage
Sarah Palin’s daughter says US president took advice from teens who watched “one too many episodes of Glee”.
# Economy
MAP: How the world economy changed in one month
The Purchasing Managers Index watches the performance of services and manufacturing – and shows the eurozone and the US are still deep in recession…
# productivity
Long before Google, the Soviets also had '20 per cent time'
Productivity and employee motivation drove both ideas – but how come one worked better than the other?
# Liar Liar
Former detective reveals how to tell when suspects are lying
Stacy Dittrich, author and ex-US police detective, has a few pointers…
# Gadgets
Well, it turns out that whole 'iPad gets too hot' thing was a bunch of crap
PCWorld tests show it’s no worse than Android tablets, and possibly not as hot as some laptops.
# Muppets
VIDEO: FunnyOrDie's peek into Goldman Sachs' boardroom
Featuring some Muppets. Real Muppets.
# Windows 8
Confused about the new version of Windows? Here's everything you need to know
What’s new in Windows 8? And how come there’ll be two different types of OS for tablets? Business Insider explains.
# time out
12 crazy activities these CEOs do in their spare time
Elephant-hunting? Jousting? Ukelele-twiddling? Maybe the stress is getting to them…
# sleep tight
Infographic: Why you should get more sleep
Your health, your mood and your sex life are all affected if you don’t catch enough shut-eye.
# Jobs
11 things you should never put on your CV
Looking for a job in the new year? Then take our advice and make sure not to put these on it…
# China
What happens when you try celebrating Christmas in a religious way in China (video)
Christmas is getting very popular in China – but the officials are not happy with ‘outdoors events of a religious nature’.
# In the frame
Incredible images in National Geographic 2011 Photo of the Year contest
Over 20,000 photos are competing for the top prize of $10,000 for Photo of the Year.
Column: Why business execs shouldn't read the Steve Jobs biography
Business Insider reporter Kim Bhasin on why the business world can look up to Steve Jobs – but shouldn’t necessarily want its top people to be emulate him.
# gaudy
The tackiest car in the world: yours for €8.2m
It has a 14-carat gold interior and the wheel nuts are studded with rubies – would you be seen driving this?
# iq matters
11 uncomfortable facts about how your IQ affects your life
How does your IQ affect your life? From holidays to junk food, we take a look at the latest theories.
# Belgium
Belgium: Things are getting worse by the minute
A Belgian reader emails his take on the latest worrying developments there – and what action the country’s political leaders need to take.
# Italy
What you need to know about proposed Italian copyright law
Silvio Berlusconi’s party wants anyone ACCUSED – by anyone – of breaking copyright to be banned from the internet…
# Greece
Olli Rehn: There is no Plan B to avoid Greek default
EU Commissioner says Greece has to pass its austerity package because the future of Greece “and financial stability in Europe are at stake”.
# iPhone
Can't wait for the iPhone 5? Here are some early details
Also: here’s why the iPhone 5′s release was delayed until September…
# Amazon
Amazon's cloud crash disaster permanently destroyed many customers' data
Last week’s web services crash yet to be fully explained by the internet giant.
The poorest countries in the developed world...
…Ireland is NOT in the list. Phew.
# House Prices
The 12 most overpriced housing markets in the world
The Economist has compiled a list of the world’s most overvalued homes. And, yes, Ireland made it onto the list…
# Business Insider
Business Insider comes clean about its business model
More hand-wringing is devoted to the future of news than just about any other problem in the world – including real ones. Business Insider’s Henry Blodget tries a bold and potentially dangerous experiment: he comes clean about the model behind his business.
# Default
Ireland among 18 countries deemed 'most likely' to default
List compiled using data from Bloomberg and market analysts CMA Datavision features all the usual suspects – including Ireland.
# Oil
Here's what happened last time ECB rates rose in an oil spike
Chart showing impact of rate increase in July 2008 might not inspire confidence in European banking body employing same tactic this year.
# Oil
Ernst and Young warns of oil price rise impact on Ireland
Report also says if oil price hits $150 a barrel, at least one eurozone country will default and trigger a recession for the whole region.
# World Markets
Political unrest takes toll on world markets
Markets fell in Asia and the euro took a hammering today amid market certainty about impact of continuing political unrest in Libya.
# Madoff
Bernie Madoff gives first prison interview
Man sentenced to 150 years for major financial fraud for operating a massive Ponzi scheme claims banks knew what he was doing.
# Valentines
Four essential questions to spot a weirdo on the first date
The questions you should to ask to help you discover key information about your date.
# Currency
Is the dollar poised for a crash?
US stock analyst Richard Russell claims the dollar has lost all stability and is about to crash.
15 facts about McDonald's that will blow your mind
The fast food restaurant has more visitors per day than the population of Britain and Ireland combined and it hires one million people a year in the US…
# Saddam Hussein
Sacha Baron Cohen to play Saddam Hussein
Ali G, Brüno and Borat star will play fictional version of Iraqi leader, using best-selling romance novel as inspiration.
# College can wait
100 entrepreneurs who made millions without a college degree
The top US business folk who carved their own path to the American Dream…
# Beer goggles
Shocking study shows many sports fans are drunk by the end of games
That referee is useless. And I can see two of them.
# Advertising
The weirdest places to advertise and still have an impact (Gallery)
Check out this slideshow of odd advertising places, from outer space to egg shells.
# Facebook
Here's who owns Facebook (Chart)
And, no, it’s not just Zuckerburg and Bono…