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6 games for kids that will make them smarter

Becoming smarter is more than just learning your ABCs and shapes. Kids can actually become better thinkers and strategizers and hone their social and verbal skills by simply playing.<p>You can generally skip "brain games," because they've been largely debunked, according to Popular Science. Games …

Kids

Reebok has big plans to be as cool as its surging parent company, Adidas

BOSTON — Reebok's new Boston headquarters are across the street from a working dry dock, where boats come in for extensive repairs.<p>In some ways, this new address — 25 Drydock Avenue, a 220,000-square-foot space in a former shipyard that's currently undergoing rapid redevelopment — is the perfect …

Shoes

5 ways the royal family parents their kids

Throughout history, the British royal family has not been "hands on" when raising their children. An article in People Magazine titled, "A Royal Upbringing" stated: "Nannies, governesses and tutors, not parents, traditionally have raised the children of the British aristocracy."<p>That all changed, …

Royal Family

Just when the markets thought it was safe, Trump's new trade war threat could trigger 'economic and diplomatic destruction'

President Donald Trump's unexpected announcement that the US would consider tariffs on imports of foreign vehicles has raised red flags among trade experts and prompted new fears of a trade war with some of America's closest allies.<p>Trump said he would direct the Commerce Department to look into …

Globalization

Netflix's IPO was 16 years ago Wednesday — here's how much you'd have made if you invested $1,000 back in the day

Wednesday was the 16th anniversary of Netflix's initial public offering, and an investors buying in then would have made a very impressive return over the years.<p>After initially offering its stock at $15 per share on May 23, 2002, Netflix closed its first day of trading at $16.75, or $1.20 per …

Market Capitalization

A couple says that Amazon's Alexa recorded a private conversation and randomly sent it to a friend

A couple in Portland, OR, claimed that a speaker in their home, powered by the Amazon Alexa smart voice assistant, recorded a private conversation and sent the recording to a friend.<p>Originally reported by KIRO-TV ,the couple got a call two weeks ago from a random friend who told them to immediately …

Smart Homes

13 celebrity couples who broke up but still had to work together

Breaking up can be hard to do, particularly when your ex also happens to be your coworker. All you want is to be alone with your favorite pint of ice cream and sappy love story. But instead, you have to deal with all of your feelings while constantly worrying about running into your former flame in …

Gwen Stefani

5 health benefits of not shaving

People have a lot of opinions about other people's body hair, specifically in regards to whether or not it should be there.<p>When celebrities like Paris Jackson, Cardi B, or Gigi Hadid are photographed with hair in places we don't usually see on people who identify as women, there are pretty strong …

Hair

GM looks like a 'net winner' if Trump's auto tariffs happen

Beneath all of the rubble and noise about the US's trade negotiations with foreign partners are a few corporate winners in the US. One of those winners could be General Motors.<p>On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced he's considering a tariff of up to 25% on imported autos. And according to …

Automotive Industry

All the TV shows that have been canceled in 2018

Networks are starting to make announcements in May, including Fox which canceled comedies "The Mick," "Brooklyn Nine Nine," and "The Last Man on Earth."<p>Amazon kicked off the year with a slew of cancellations, announcing the end of three quirky comedies, including the Golden Globe nominee "I Love …

TV

Tina Fey went back to her old high school and was moved to tears by the choir

Tina Fey

'It's not a gun issue. It's a heart issue': Texas shooting survivors say they can't be compared to the Parkland students

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — She had seen the memorials on television, the familiar white crosses erected after each massacre, and now there were 10 of them lined up on her high school's lawn.<p>Kyleigh Elgin was part of a new set of young victims, like many before her, who left flowers and letters and …

Guns

L.L.Bean is having a 20% off sitewide sale for Memorial Day — and more of today's best deals from around the web

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>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.</i><p>Since you don't have all day to scour the web for noteworthy sales and discounts, we rounded up the best bargains for you to shop in one …

Shopping

Here's how people are judging you based on your name

Have you ever heard of Stevland Judkins or Marion Morrison? Probably not. That's because today they go by their more well-known names Stevie Wonder and John Wayne. New research suggests our first names change how people judge our personality, age, and competency - and it could mean some classic …

Psychology

13 DIY home fails that will make you cringe

When something needs to be done, it may seem easier to try to handle it yourself. In today's day and age, do it yourself activities span a wide range.<p>While it may seem easier to do it yourself, DIY home activities can go very badly sometimes. There's a variety of viral DIY home fails that may make …

DIY

A hilarious video of lynx yelling at each other sounds like 2 people in an intense debate

A video recently captured in Ontario, Canada shows a truly rare sight: two Canada lynx, yowling their furry little faces off at each other - seeming for all the world like they're locked in an intense debate, but without any physical blows.<p>The encounter was filmed by Edward Trist and his girlfriend …

Wildlife

Jared Kushner finally got his top-secret security clearance — this handy graphic explains how federal security clearances really work

In late February, more than 30 aides to President Donald Trump had their security clearances downgraded, losing their top-secret level access.<p>The blow came as the White House scrambled to contain the fallout from the ouster of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, who worked closely with …

Donald Trump

It sounds like Google has finally caught up to Amazon in the smart-speaker wars for the first time ever

Google's bid to catch up to Amazon in the smart speaker market is finally paying off.<p>According to new data from analytics firm Canalys, Google has taken the lead for the first time, shipping nearly 1 million more of its Google Home devices in the first three months of 2018.<p>Google shipped 3.2 …

Smart Homes

China's Huawei released a thinner, lighter, and more practical version of Apple's new MacBook Pro — and it runs Windows

<i>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.</i><p>The Huawei MateBook X Pro fits comfortably on my lap. Business Insider / David Slotnick<p>For the past week, my primary computer has been a …

MacBook Pro

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal wedding photographer bribed the kids in the family photo so they would keep still — and every parent can relate

For most parents, snapping a picture-perfect family photograph can seem nearly impossible. If you're lucky, the kids will ending up facing somewhat in the general direction of the camera and hopefully won't be mid-sneeze or sticking their tongue out.<p>If you encounter a miracle, you end up with a …

Family

22 best men's and women's sandals on sale at the 'Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale'

<i>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.</i><p>Nordstrom/Instagram<p>Nordstrom's Half Yearly Sale is going on right now through Sunday, June 3. During the sale, you can take up to 40% off …

Footwear

Meghan Markle is reportedly taking 6 months of duchess lessons to please the queen

Meghan Markle has only been a member of the royal family for a few days, but her unique — and, some might say, rebellious — presence has already made quite a splash. From the progressive tone of her official bio on the royal website to her famously casual hairstyles, Markle has broken royal …

Royal Family

US reporter describes 'sense of shock' among North Korean officials when Trump canceled the Kim summit

There was reportedly a "real sense of shock" among North Korean officials on Thursday when it came to light that President Donald Trump had canceled the impending summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.<p>"I can tell you there was just a real sense of shock among... the North Korean officials," …

North Korea

Elon Musk doesn't care about you

I'm about to tell you something that might break your heart. Elon Musk doesn't care about you.<p>By you I mean his customers, Wall Street, his shareholders, his creditors, his employees, and anyone who just might be interested in learning more about electric cars.<p>This lack of interest in anything <i>you</i> …

Tesla

6 American commoners who married into royalty

Family

'The math doesn’t add up': Victoria’s Secret and Pink look 'desperate' by giving products away (LB)

• <b>Victoria's Secret and Pink owner L Brands has been struggling to drive demand.</b>• <b><br>The two sister-brands have used deep discounts to get rid of high inventory without too much success, and Jefferies sees negative trends continuing into the next quarter.</b>• <b><br>L Brands blames sales struggles on the recent</b> …

Trends

The best cotton sheets you can buy

<i>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.</i><p><i>Parachute/Business Insider</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>Nothing beats the feeling of sliding into a freshly-made bed. Sheets that are breathable and …

Shopping

Vintage photos that show what going to the beach was like the year you were born

No summer would be complete without at least one trip to the beach.<p>While people have enjoyed surf and sand for leisure since the 19th century — before that, coastal landscapes were viewed as a frightening extension of the wilderness— swimwear and beach-going has undergone a major evolution over the …

Vintage

9 foods that are surprisingly bad for IBS

If you're living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS, as it's more often called), you're not alone. Statistics show that IBS is the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder, with worldwide prevalence rates of 10-15%. And that doesn't even cover it: experts say that only 30% of people with …

Nutrition

Meghan Markle has to curtsy to Kate Middleton and other members of the royal family — here's why

It's not just commoners who have to know the correct way to greet a member of the royal family— royals follow a certain protocol as well.<p>According to the royal family's official website, "There are no obligatory codes of behaviour when meeting The Queen or a member of the Royal Family, but many …

Royal Family