‘Costco relaxes my soul’: 6 die-hard Costco fanatics explain why they love the warehouse store so much

People are obsessed with Costco for many reasons. The membership-based warehouse store sells a variety of items in bulk. It also carries its own in-house brand — Kirkland Signature — which helps keep prices low. We talked six die-hard Costco fanatics to hear why they love warehouse store. One member with the highest tier of membership, Gold Star Executive, even got a tattoo of the Kirkland Signature brand on his arm. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Every brand has its devotees, but Costco fanatics are on another level. When Costco opened its first store in China last month, overwhelming crowds forced the store to be shut down on… Read More

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There’s an Australian store called Target that has nothing to do with the American one — and the Australian one is way better

There’s a popular retail chain called Target that can be found across Australia — and it’s unrelated to the famous Target brand in the US. Despite having the same name and nearly identical logos, the two Targets on opposite hemispheres are actually owned by completely separate companies. As an American living in Australia, I wanted to see how Target Australia stacked up to my local Target in the States. To my surprise, the Australian Target was even better to shop at than the ones in the US. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. With its wide array of products, from electronics to clothing to home goods, consumers flock to… Read More

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Pompeo: Taliban ‘overreached’ in attack that killed American

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY’-oh) says the Taliban “overreached” with their car bomb attack in a diplomatic area near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, killing an American soldier — and that led President Donald Trump to pull back from planned Afghanistan peace talks at Camp David. Pompeo says it’s now up to the Taliban to “change their behavior.” America’s top diplomat isn’t saying whether or when peace talks would resume. Trump tweeted on Saturday night that he had canceled a secret meeting, planned for Sunday at the presidential retreat in Maryland, with Taliban and Afghan leaders, and called off talks with the insurgent group. He cited… Read More

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Whale Songs Are Getting Deeper

Is any environment more secluded from our imagination than the seas surrounding Antarctica? Icebergs grind above a seabed dotted with salps, sea squirts, sponges, and other barely animate organisms. The sun scarcely rises for half the year. Under the elemental conditions at these latitudes, Antarctic blue whales exist in a world defined by bioacoustics. Blue whales, Earth’s largest animals, call to others of their kind, though exactly what these cries communicate remains a mystery. Whether to attract a mate, to repel a rival, or for some other social purpose, the sounds blue whales make are less song, more drone—a tectonic rumble on the furthest edge of human hearing. That the… Read More

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These are the 3 questions Salesforce’s chief recruiter asks nearly every job candidate — and the answers she wants to hear

Salesforce is one of the most desirable employers in the US and globally, according to research from LinkedIn, Fortune, and Glassdoor. If you’re interviewing there, you’ll be asked questions about your values and purpose, says Ana Recio, Salesforce’s head of global recruiting. Some candidates can get stumped, but Salesforce asks these three questions to help interviewees understand that the company is looking for leaders who will make a social impact. Click here for more BI Prime content. Salesforce is among the most desirable employers, in the US and around the world. In 2019, the tech giant will receive more than one million resumes, and interview more than 80,000 people, Ana… Read More

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Alien civilizations may have explored the galaxy and visited Earth already, new study says. We just haven’t seen them recently.

The Milky Way could be teeming with extraterrestrial civilizations that have spread across the stars, according to a new study. The study offers new perspectives on the Fermi Paradox, which asks why we haven’t found signs of intelligent extraterrestrials in our galaxy. There are plenty of scenarios in which aliens could exist but we haven’t heard from them, the study authors wrote. Aliens may have even visited Earth, they say, just not recently enough for us to have noticed. The study suggests that aliens might wait for stars to move closer to one another before spreading across the galaxy Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The Milky Way could… Read More

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