Here are the 4 biggest winners and 4 biggest losers in college basketball this week

The AP Top 25 Poll saw no movement at the top heading into the new year, but with conference play beginning next week, don’t expect the consistency at the top of the poll to last much longer. The Big Ten led all conferences with seven teams in the rankings while the Pac-12 fell out of the AP Top 25 Poll entirely for the first time since the 2011-12 season. Here are the four biggest winners and losers of Week 9 of the college basketball season. Winners ▲ No. 1 Duke Blue Devils — Top spot in the AP Top 25 Poll for second consecutive week Freshman sensation Zion Williamson and… Read More

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4 books business leaders love that will help you take your career to the next level

Being a manager requires thinking a little differently. If you want to become a manager, it’s important to start thinking like your leadership team. Here are four books that senior business leaders read that can help you take your career to the next level and become a manager. Business leaders think differently, and that’s what sets them apart. Once you know how your leadership team thinks, you’ll be able to unlock doors to the management level. Either your bosses will realize that you have what it takes to move up the ranks, or you will be better situated to advocate for yourself during a salary negotiation with a manager. Here… Read More

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The fiancé of missing Colorado woman Kelsey Berreth has been formally charged in her death even though her body hasn’t been found

Patrick Frazee was formally charged with two counts of first-degree murder and three counts of solicitation to commit first-degree murder in connection to the death of his fiancée Kelsey Berreth. The formal charges come 10 days after he was arrested in his home in Teller County, Colorado, on December 21. Berreth, Frazee’s fiancée, was last seen on Thanksgiving. Her body has not been found. The fiancé of a Colorado woman who has been missing since Thanksgiving has been formally charged in connection to her death, despite her body not being found. Patrick Frazee, 32, was formally charged on Monday with two counts of first-degree murder and three counts of solicitation… Read More

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I sit on this $79 seat cushion while I work — it helps improve my posture and makes sitting much more comfortable

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. My Purple Royal seat cushion has made sitting through the workday a much more pleasant exercise, and thanks to its effect on my posture, it’s also improved my time spent standing up. The cushion’s grid shape collapses into itself to help accommodate your pressure points, and makes sitting comfortable even if you’ve, say, left your phone in your back pocket. Purple makes a variety of seat cushions, from one that’s specifically designed for lumbar support to one that’s meant for portability. Prices start… Read More

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A British army captain has become the second person ever to cross Antarctica alone and unaided. He retraced the steps of a friend who died.

Last week, two explorers (trekking separately) became the first people ever to cross Antarctica alone and unaided. American adventurer Colin O’Brady reached his destination on December 28. British army captain Louis Rudd completed his mission two days later. Each man spent more than 50 days in solitude and traveled over 900 miles. During his trek, Rudd mostly survived on freeze-dried meals, porridge, tropical trail mix, and chocolate bars. O’Brady relied on special “Colin Bars” designed for him. After 56 days of travel, British Army captain Louis Rudd has become the second person ever to cross Antarctica alone and unaided. Rudd reached the Ross Ice Shelf on Friday, finishing the treacherous… Read More

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There’s a good reason people don’t exercise enough, eat healthy, or save for retirement, and a straightforward strategy can help them start

Want to exercise more, eat better, and save for retirement? Punish yourself for bad habits immediately, instead of waiting for future consequences. That’s according to James Clear, author of “Atomic Habits.” For example, you might recruit an accountability partner who will think you’re untrustworthy if you don’t show up to a workout. Or, you might sign a “habit contract” along with important people in your life. I don’t exercise nearly enough. At the end of the workday, I’m able to effectively ignore the possibility of being weak and withered 50 years from now (or sooner); but what I can’t ignore is how comfortable my couch is. That is to say,… Read More

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Viewers almost got to see the monsters in ‘Bird Box’ — here’s what they could have looked like

“Bird Box” has set the record for most watched Netflix film in its first week of release. The movie, however, never actually shows the monsters that terrorize the world, and that’s for a specific reason. The film’s team did, in fact, shoot a now-deleted scene that showed the monsters, but upon viewing it, they deemed it to be unnecessary. Netflix fans have swarmed their screens over the past few weeks to watch the streaming service’s latest original film, “Bird Box.” In fact, according to Netflix, the film was so popular that 45 million accounts watched it in its first week, breaking the record for most views during an opening week… Read More

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