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Incredible photos from the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade

Around 3.5 million people attend the Macy's Thanksgiving parade in New York City every year. Fifty million more tune in to watch it from home. Before it became the national spectacle it is today, the first parade in 1924 was a relatively...Show More Summary

There is no winning for marketers in the age of Trump, a divided America and the constant social media outrage loop

There is no winning for brands in today's hyper-polarized and divisive environment, where the social media outrage cycle runs on a constant loop. Brands inevitably end up being perceived as political, whether they take outright stances...Show More Summary

There are two types of laughter — here's the difference between them

Professor Sophie Scott of University College London studies cognitive neuroscience of human communication. She is well-known for her TED Talk called, "Why We Laugh." We asked her to explain the difference between the types of laughter we use in social situations. Show More Summary

5 tricks Barbara Corcoran used to build a company where hardly anyone quit

Barbara Corcoran is a real-estate mogul and a star investor on the ABC series "Shark Tank." She said she ran her real-estate agency — The Corcoran Group — the way her parents ran her household. Lessons from her mom and dad include eliminating...Show More Summary

Sophia, the world's first-ever robot citizen, has a message for humanity this Thanksgiving

Sophia isn't your typical robot. Just a month ago, the humanoid robot was granted legal citizenship in Saudi Arabia, making Sophia the world's first-ever robot citizen. And after a whirlwind press tour where we had the chance to interview...Show More Summary

Photos show how cities across the US celebrate Thanksgiving

Millions of people are flooding New York City's streets today for the 2017 Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Around fifty million more are expected to watch it on TV. NYC's parade centers around huge floating character balloons, with this year including Olaf from "Frozen" and the Grinch. Show More Summary

The key to long-lasting relationships is more simple than you think

Mark Manson, the author of 'The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fck," told us the secret to a long, lasting relationship. And it's simpler than you think. Following is a transcript of the video. Mark Manson: I think, if you look at a relationship, I actually think it should be as boring as possible. Show More Summary

This 26-year-old CEO used her own interior design app to redo her entire home in just one week — see the before-and-after photos

Beatrice Fischel-Bock, founder and CEO of the interior design startup Hutch, recently used her own app to redesign her home. The redesign took only one week. Fischel-Bock was recently featured on Forbes' 30 Under 30 list, in the Retail...Show More Summary

The 20 best smartphones in the world

The gap between good and great smartphones is getting smaller and smaller, and ranking smartphones is becoming harder and harder. There's a lot to consider here like specs, features, design, and price. Thankfully, most of these smartphones...Show More Summary

Uber is in hot water after a major cyberattack cover-up — here's the long list of scandals the company has weathered so far

Uber is plagued by a long list of scandals, ranging from reports of sexual harassment to aggressive strategies to take down the competition. The company has recently been in the news for the wrong reasons, dealing with sexual harassment...Show More Summary

The 21 apps you should download first for your new iPhone X (AAPL)

You've managed to get your hands on an iPhone X and now you want to fill it up with apps that show off the power and potential of Apple's $999 smartphone.  To help you get started, we've picked our favorites. This list includes bothShow More Summary

Mysterious signals are probably coming from space every second and no one can explain why

It started in 2001, a brilliant burst of light breached the skies. The event had released as much power as 500 million suns. Just a few milliseconds later, the signal had vanished. Astronomers call these powerful flashes Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs). Since 2001, about 30 have been identified. Show More Summary

Samsung's next flagship smartphone may make an early appearance in January (SSNLF)

Samsung's next high-end smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, may come earlier than usual. They may make their first appearance as early as next January, at Las Vegas' Consumer Electronics Show (CES). They will reportedly be "iterative"...Show More Summary

YouTube will block ads against creepy videos targeted at children (GOOG)

Multiple reports show that there's a growing trend on YouTube for disturbing content featuring children — like showing them tied up or wearing revealing clothing. Another trend involves showing cartoon characters that are popular with...Show More Summary

Apple supplier Foxconn says it will stop using illegal intern labour to assemble the iPhone X (AAPL)

The Apple supplier Foxconn has admitted to using illegal intern labour to assemble the iPhone X. Students said they worked 11-hour days, which is a breach of Chinese labour law. The scandal comes after Apple reportedly faced delays in...Show More Summary

The CEO of SnapLogic tells us why he's so enthusiastic about staging an IPO

SnapLogic CEO Gaurav Dhillon says he intends to stage an IPO for his company. "If it has enough cash it has the ability to weather any storm," he says. He sees Amazon's Jeff Bezos as a model CEO for a publically traded company. Tech CEOs are often pretty cagey when you ask them if they will take their companies public. Show More Summary

There's been no contact with a missing Argentine submarine, and the search is entering a 'critical phase'

The search for an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic for one week reached a "critical phase" on Wednesday as the 44 crew on board could be running low on oxygen, an Argentine navy spokesman said. Favorable weather...Show More Summary

Uber's data breach was relatively small when compared to the Yahoo hack

On Tuesday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi quietly announced that Uber had suffered a large data breach in 2016. The worst part? The company reportedly paid the hackers $100,000 to cover it up, and failed to disclose the hack in a timely manner. Show More Summary

Watch how SpaceX salvages its $40 million rockets for reuse

In just one year, SpaceX has made rocket landings routine. But we must not forget that this is a giant step toward reusable rockets and a new era of affordable space flight. Michael Wagner with USLaunchReport chronicles the historic return of many of these used rockets and posts them on the USLaunchReport's YouTube channel. Show More Summary

Bill Gates' investment group spent $80 million to build a 'smart city' in the desert — and urban planners are divided

A subsidiary of Bill Gates' investment firm has committed $80 million toward building a "smart city" in Belmont, a parcel of land in Arizona. Business Insider spoke with several urban planning experts who disagree on whether it is the...Show More Summary

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