4 places to put your tax refund so your money grows with little to no effort

If you don’t need to pay bills or outstanding debt with your tax refund, consider putting it to work. You can use your tax refund to save for short-term goals in a high-yield savings account or a CD. If your goals are several years into the future, consider investing the windfall in an IRA or brokerage account. Check out Business Insider’s picks for the best tax software » Getting a tax refund can quickly reverse the dread that hovers over tax season. By the second week of February — a mere two weeks into filing season — the IRS had already paid out billions of dollars in tax refunds, according… Read More

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How Effective Is Social Media At Stopping Coronavirus Misinformation?

Watch Video 98% of Coronavirus cases are in mainland China, but news, speculation and misinformation about the virus has spread all over the world. Twitter officials said during January alone, they saw 15 million tweets on the topic. Platforms have stepped up efforts to monitor topical content and slow down misinformation, but it’s still easy to find bad content. The World Health Organization says unlike the global discourse around Zika or SARS, Coronavirus has come with an “infodemic” — a plethora of widely distributed information that’s only sometimes accurate or robust. It isn’t just the 24/7 news cycle — there’s also near-non-stop content coming from and feeding into Chinese and… Read More

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The best men’s workout clothes you can buy

It’s important to be comfortable while working out and that starts with making sure you’re wearing the correct clothing. Whether it’s a pair of shorts designed for runners or a specific fabric that reduces odor, there’s a variety of workout clothing fit for anyone’s lifestyle or fitness preference. We’ve rounded up a collection of the best workout clothes for men, with gear from brands like Vuori, Rhone, and Olivers. Women aren’t the only ones who need workout clothes that are comfortable, functional, and look good at both the gym and on the go. After all, how’s a guy supposed to impress a date at spin class or out on the… Read More

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Bloomberg may have entered the race to stop Sanders, but his campaign mostly threatens other moderate candidates

The 2020 Democratic primary is rapidly turning into a showdown between Sen. Bernie Sanders and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg entered the race much later than other candidates, and there’s a widespread belief he did so to prevent Sanders, who is currently the frontrunner, from winning the 2020 Democratic nomination. But a new Insider poll shows that Bloomberg poses more of a threat to other moderate candidates than the self-declared democratic socialist. The Vermont senator’s supporters were less likely to say they like the billionaire ex-mayor than the backers of any other 2020 Democratic candidate, the poll found. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. There’s a widespread perception… Read More

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Why esports’ biggest star turned down a $10 million salary to become part-owner of his own team

Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok has led T1 Entertainment & Sports to three “League of Legends” World Championship victories since 2013. Now, a new contract has made Faker a part-owner of the esports team. Prior to his new contract with T1, Faker said he turned down a $10 million salary offer from a Chinese team, and from a North American franchise that offered what he said was a blank check. The average “League of Legends” player in North America earns about $300,000 per year. Faker’s new contract runs through 2022, but he’ll continue to be an esports icon long after his playing days are over. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.… Read More

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Dwyane Wade reviews the infamous suits from his legendary 2003 draft night: ‘We got enough fabric on these suits to clothe the entire country’

The 2003 NBA Draft is legendary for the talent it produced and their bad suits on draft night. Dwyane Wade, who was part of the 2003 draft, joked to Business Insider, “We got enough fabric on these suits to clothe the entire country.” Wade said that 2003 was a “baggy era” and that many players were wearing what was fashionable, including himself. Wade said that the current look of tight, cropped suits will one day be laughed at and that baggy will come back around, because fashion is cyclical. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The 2003 NBA Draft is legendary for both the players taken, and for their… Read More

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