How the Oscars (Already) Went Wrong — and How to Fix Them

I was probably a teenager when I first heard someone call the Oscars “our Super Bowl” — “our,” in that particular instance, meaning “drama kids,” the all-encompassing nickname for those of us who took Drama class, did school plays and musicals, probably sang in choir, and maybe even participated in forensics tournaments. (You had them […]

Pokemon Go Egg Hatchathon: Get more Eggs and hatch them faster for a LIMITED TIME only

The Pokemon Go Egg Hatchathon is already underway; an early year event where more eggs occur and earn ramped-up rewards once hatched. The Adventure Sync Hatchathon will run until January 15 and is an easy way to earn extra Candy and Stardust. Players will additionally have a higher likelihood of landing five and ten km […]

A store is selling giant oversized backpacks for $234 and people are actually buying them

Plywood Japanese retailer Plywood is selling giant, oversized backpacks for $ 234. The backpacks were designed by the Japanese brand CWF. The retailer’s website says that the bags can be used for camping or as an everyday style staple. The “sand beige” version of the backpack is currently sold out, but the “olive drag” and “black” […]

How to delete your Facebook and Instagram accounts — or, at least, lock them down as tightly as possible (FB)

Christophe Morin/IP3/Getty Images A growing number of people are talking about deleting their Facebook accounts after all the company’s scandals. Here’s how to delete your Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp accounts, thus wiping your data from the Facebook empire entirely.  And if you can’t or don’t want to leave Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp wholesale, we’ve pulled […]

EPA to keep Obama-era mercury rules, but make it harder to tighten them

Enlarge / Smokestacks at Pacificorp’s 1,000MW coal-fired power plant on October 9, 2017 outside Huntington, Utah. (credit: George Frey/Getty Images) According to a report from Bloomberg, the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not considering a roll back of Obama-era rules regulating industrial emissions of mercury. When the rules were codified in 2015, they required […]

International money transfers hit $613 billion this year — here’s what young, tech savvy users value most about them

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Current subscribers can read the report here. Business Insider IntelligenceRemittances, or cross-border peer-to-peer (P2P) money transfers, hit a record high of $ 613 billion globally in 2017, following a […]

‘We’ll crush them!’ Greece threatens NATO ally Turkey over Aegean islets

Greece’s top military brass have fired off a set of unusually stern warnings to Turkey, threatening to crush its troops if they dare to land on any disputed islet in the Aegean Sea – but Ankara didn’t mince its words either. Reacting to violations of Greek airspace by Turkish jets over the Aegean, Defense Minister […]

Man Utd star says Mourinho has 'lost 90% of squad' and fears Liverpool could THRASH them

The player’s identity, who has not been revealed but who is seen as loyal to Mourinho, is said to have told pals that almost every Manchester United player no longer backs the manager. The Sun add that there are backroom staff who have fallen out with the Portuguese boss too. They are confident they will […]

John Kelly reportedly took notes on Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump and left them on his desk in full view

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Outgoing White House chief of staff John Kelly has been reportedly furious with President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka Trump. Kelly reportedly took notes about their activities and requests, and kept them on his desk in full view of staffers, a senior White House official said in a New York […]