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What it takes to be a writer for ‘Saturday Night Live’

“Hits & Misses” author and former “Saturday Night Live” staff writer Simon Rich walks us through a week of writing for the iconic show. Following is a transcript of the video. Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night! Simon Rich: “SNL” has been functioning I believe in pretty much exactly […]
What it takes to be a writer for ‘Saturday Night Live’
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What would happen if America’s Internet went down

David Kennedy, former NSA hacker and TrustedSec CEO, explains how an attack on America’s Internet could affect the country, ranging from the financial sector to our military. Following is a transcript of the video. David Kennedy: In a lot of cases, when we talk about disruptions when it comes to […]
What would happen if America’s Internet went down
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The 3 key words to use on your résumé to land the interview

With such a competitive job market, landing the job offer is getting increasingly harder. Dave Carvajal, the author of “Hire Smart From The Start,” explains how to set yourself apart from the competition. Following is a transcript of the video. Dave Carvajal: In a world where people are getting increasingly […]
The 3 key words to use on your résumé to land the interview
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3 reasons why North and South Korean reunification is unlikely

Hofstra University’s Professor Julian Ku explains the various factors at play influencing Korean reunification. Following is a transcript of the video. Julian Ku: Unification is way down the road, so that’s the ultimate goal that everyone says they want, but no one thinks they’re very close to that. South Korea […]
3 reasons why North and South Korean reunification is unlikely
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BILL BROWDER: How sanctions on Russia hurt Putin’s closest allies

Bill Browder, head of the Magnitsky Global Justice Campaign, explains how US sanctions on Russia hurt Putin’s wealthy allies. Browder will be speaking at PutinCon in New York City on Friday, March 16. Following is a transcript of the video. Bill Browder: I’m a guy who went to Russia to […]
BILL BROWDER: How sanctions on Russia hurt Putin’s closest allies
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The story behind Russia’s smear campaign against Syria’s White Helmets

“Last Men in Aleppo” director Feras Fayyad explains how Russia has launched a smear campaign against the Syria Civil Defence aka the White Helmets. Following is a transcript of the video. Feras Fayyad is a Syrian filmmaker. He’s been arrested and tortured by the Syrian government multiple times for making […]
The story behind Russia’s smear campaign against Syria’s White Helmets
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How the super-wealthy hide billions using tax havens and shell companies

The Panama Papers were the 11.5 million files leaked in 2016 from Mossack Fonseca, the world’s fourth-largest offshore law firm. Every year, about $US70 billion that the US could be using for infrastructure, law enforcement, healthcare or education is missing. It’s hidden deep within shell companies and anonymous entities in […]
How the super-wealthy hide billions using tax havens and shell companies
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Why North Korea sent hundreds of cheerleaders to the Olympics

North Korea sent 22 athletes to the 2018 Olympics and hundreds of cheerleaders to support them. Suki Kim, a writer who spent months undercover in North Korea, explains what’s really going on behind this “army of beauties.” Following is a transcript of the video. Suki Kim: “The Army of Beauties,” […]
Why North Korea sent hundreds of cheerleaders to the Olympics
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A sleep expert gives the best tips for falling asleep quicker

Sleep expert Matthew Walker describes the perfect conditions for falling asleep quicker. Following is a transcript of the video. Matthew Walker:My name is Matthew Walker. I am a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California Berkeley and I am the author of the book, “Why We Sleep.” […]
A sleep expert gives the best tips for falling asleep quicker
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Why naps can be dangerous for your health

Sleep expert Matthew Walker explains how naps can negatively impact your body. Following is a transcript of the video. Matthew Walker:My name is Matthew Walker. I am a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California Berkeley and I am the author of the book, “Why We Sleep.” […]
Why naps can be dangerous for your health
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Why red and green are the colours of Christmas

The evolution of red and green as Christmas colours is a convoluted story. According to Arielle Eckstut, the coauthor of “The Secret Language of Colour,” both nature and Coca-Cola had a hand in shaping that history. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video. […]
Why red and green are the colours of Christmas