This 24-year-old Goldman Sachs banker wants to solve the global water crisis — and the bank just gave him $150,000 to get started

July 12, 2018

Goldman Sachs Bondh-E-Shams, a charity founded by a 24-year-old Goldman Sachs analyst Hamza Farrukh, won a $150,000 grant from the bank. It focuses on providing clean water to poor, rural communities in Pakistan and to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Founder Hamza Farrukh told Business Insider that his ultimate goal is to provide clean water to everyone on the planet. For most of us, working in Goldman Sachs’ prestigious securities division…

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Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku was the key to the most stunning goal of the World Cup, and he didn’t even touch the ball

July 9, 2018

Fox Belgium defeated Japan, 3-2, in the most exciting match of the 2018 World Cup thus far, securing a spot in the quarterfinals in the final seconds of regulation. The win came courtesy of one final effort from the Belgium side, which came to life thanks to one of the finest counterattacks you’ll ever see and capped off by a selfless, strategic, and stylish play by Romelu Lukaku. Below, we…

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9 of the most chilling last words in history

July 8, 2018

Getty/Dan Callister From the co-founder of Apple to “the Godfather of Soul,” some of the most legendary individuals have left behind parting words that will seriously give you goosebumps. Here are some of the most iconic final phrases that have been confirmed, reported, and alleged. Nostradamus: “You will not find me alive at sunrise.” Wikimedia Commons The French astrologer and physician became known for his prophecies throughout the 1500s. On…

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Surreal photos show an unlikely wildfire in rural England burning out of control, forcing locals to evacuate their horses through streets near Manchester

July 7, 2018

(Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images) Saddleworth Moor near Manchester, England, is being ravaged by an unusual wildfire. Britain is in the middle of a heatwave and it has not rained for weeks, leaving the countryside as dry as tinder. The Army has been consulted about being brought in to help firefighters control the blaze. Heavy smoke has enveloped the outskirts of Manchester. Locals are being forced to move their horse and alpacas….

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The wildest legends and conspiracies a surprising number of Americans believe in

July 7, 2018

SipaPhoto/Shutterstock MSN surveyed Americans on whether or not they believe certain conspiracy theories and urban legends. While some demographics had average opinions, others came with intriguing thoughts. The result with the most “Yes” answers across demographics was in response to the question, “Are there things that happen on Earth that can’t be explained by science?” 36% of Americans believe that the US is “probably” hiding UFOs. 41.5% of women ages 18…

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A Fidelity crypto fund shows the $2.5 trillion money manager is surprisingly one of the most active Wall Street firms in bitcoin

July 5, 2018

AP Images Fidelity Investments launched an internal crypto fund last fall to invest the firm’s balance sheet in digital assets, according to people familiar with the matter.  The fund, which is very small and exploratory, is waiting for a new fund manager after two employees involved in the project left.  Fidelity is also hiring employees to work on services relating to cryptocurrency exchanges and crypto custody.  An internal crypto fund at…

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The most valuable venture-backed startups in all 50 states

July 2, 2018

Michael Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times Venture capital-backed companies based out of California are usually recognizable. But what can get lost in the mix are the companies based throughout the rest of the country. VC research firm Pitchbook compiled every state’s most valuable VC-backed startup into an interactive graphic.  We assembled all 50 startups, including that of Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Take a look below for most…

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The 11 most expensive cities to eat in around the world

June 29, 2018

Matt MacGillivray/Flickr Despite Paris being renowned for its cuisine, the French capital came 11th out of all the cities. Geneva came out on top, costing a hefty $706 for an average grocery basket. Both of the top two most expensive countries for food were located in Switzerland. As it turns out, where you do your food shopping can make a massive difference to how much you spend — and it’s…

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