The biggest hit song the year you were born

Each year, one song taps into the hearts and ears of the public on its way to topping the Billboard year-end song chart. Times have changed, though. While rap and R&B have dominated in the 2000s and 2010s, the early days of the chart saw an eclectic mix of hits at the top, including multiple entries from acts like The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Billboard has been tracking the top song of each year since 1946. Business Insider compiled each hit below so you can see, and hear, which song was the soundtrack of your birth year (so long as you’re between the ages of 1 and 71). Check out… Read More

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The biggest hit song the year you were born

Each year, one song taps into the hearts and ears of the public on its way to topping the Billboard year-end song chart. Times have changed, though. While rap and R&B have dominated in the 2000s and 2010s, the early days of the chart saw an eclectic mix of hits at the top, including multiple entries from acts like The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Billboard has been tracking the top song of each year since 1946. Business Insider compiled each hit below so you can see, and hear, which song was the soundtrack of your birth year (so long as you’re between the ages of 1 and 71). Check out… Read More

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Your burger habit could be threatened by weather chaos — but gene editing could help us save cows and avoid ‘mass famine’

Producing meat is a resource-intensive and wasteful process. Pigs and cows require land to graze and crops to eat; water is used throughout the process. Climate change and a growing population will turn up the heat on these resources. A handful of companies are trying to solve the problem with plant-based meat, but since those products rely on grains and veggies, they’ll ultimately face the same challenges. Genetic engineering technique CRISPR may help solve these problems by making both plants and animals that are more immune to environmental challenges. Making meat is wasteful work. An ounce of beef — one-sixth of a standard burger patty — requires over 100 gallons… Read More

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Amazon just announced who’s still in the running for its $5 billion HQ2 — here are 15 of the most glaring omissions from the list

Amazon has announced its short list of the cities it’s considering for its second headquarters. The e-commerce giant plans to invest $5 billion in the project. We’ve rounded up the major cities that didn’t make the cut despite making appealing pitches. Amazon has narrowed down its list of possible HQ2 locations. For 20 cities, that was amazing news. For the 218 other cities and regions that had put themselves in the running, it wasn’t great. “Getting from 238 to 20 was very tough — all the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity,” Holly Sullivan of Amazon’s public policy department said in a statement. “Through this process, we learned about many… Read More

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Homeschooling could be the smartest way to teach kids in the 21st century — here are 5 reasons why

Homeschooling isn’t what it used to be. What largely started in the 1980s and ’90s as a way for Catholic parents to infuse religion into their kids’ education now has more mainstream appeal. Homeschooled kids have the same access to online learning, friendships, and extracurricular activities as the typical public school student — but without many of the drawbacks, like standardized lesson plans and bullying. Here are a handful of reasons homeschooling makes sense in 2018. SEE ALSO: American schools have stopped crowning valedictorians so that other students don’t feel pressured Personalized learning is a strong method of instruction. The core idea of homeschooling is the idea that kids need… Read More

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