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A simple passport mistake ruined my trip to Spain — here's how to make sure it doesn't happen to you

My wife and I stood at the ticket counter, staring at each other in disbelief, unable to process what was happening.<p>Just two hours before we were supposed to fly out for a family trip to Spain, American Airlines told us that our son would not be allowed to board the plane. Our plans of drinking …

Flying

Stop Buying Tangerines. Plant Them In A Flowerpot And You Will Always Have Hundreds Of Organic Tangerines!

Citrus reticulat is the Latin name for tangerines, or Mandarin oranges. This fruit is rich in nutrients, including vitamin C, B12, A, potassium, and …

Gardening

Avengers: Infinity War could fix Marvel’s X-Men continuity problem

The Disney / Fox merger creates a lot of story problems for the MCU, but the House of M storyline could fix them all<p><i>Warning: major spoilers for</i> <b>Avengers: Age of Ultron</b> <i>and the comics crossover event</i> <b>House of M</b> <i>ahead.</i><p>In 2015’s <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i>, Marvel Studios introduced the speedster hero …

Marvel Universe

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

35 incredible hotels to visit in your lifetime

Cape Town

A Growing Cult of Millennials Is Obsessed With Early Retirement. This 72-Year-Old Is Their Unlikely Inspiration

Vicki Robin literally wrote the book on retiring happy.<p>Vicki Robin had no idea she’d become a millennial icon.<p>The 72-year-old coauthor of the 1992 …

Retirement

Secret to financial freedom: Why the 50/30/20 savings rule is a win

<i>JOHANNESBURG — In this excellent article, independent financial advisor and asset management consultant Candice Paine outlines some key tips to</i> …

Personal Finance

Scientists solve mystery of how Giant's Causeway was formed

Volcanologists use samples from Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland to recreate famous hexagonal columns in laboratory<p>According to legend, the Giant’s Causeway was built by the Irish giant, Finn MacCool, as a crossing to confront his Scottish rival. Scientists have an alternative explanation, and for the …

County Antrim

107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<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>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

Online Education

Web apps are only getting better

Slack is a web app. Trello is a web app. Google Docs. Gmail. Even Twitter.<p>The web started out as a collection of hyperlinked documents. The “Web 2.0” hype in the mid-2000s was about how the web was becoming interactive. At first we were just commenting and upvoting on hyperlinked documents, but …

Apps

Want more self-reliant, responsible kids? Try Selbständigkeit, the German way.

The German practice of giving children more independence early on creates more resilient and responsible grownups, says this American mom.<p>When journalist Sara Zaske moved to Berlin with her family a few years ago, she noticed something different about German parents. They don't hover. They don't …

Parenting

The Myth of 'Learning Styles'

A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked.<p>In the early ‘90s, a New Zealand man named Neil Fleming decided to sort through something that had puzzled him during his time monitoring classrooms as a school inspector. In the course of watching 9,000 …

Pedagogy

5 questions you and your partner should answer before taking the biggest step in your relationship

Moving in with your significant other is a big step. Not just emotionally, but financially. Most couples, however, don't give the financial part enough thought.<p>"Typically, when two people meet and we say, 'Hey, we really like each other [so] let's live together,' it's very emotional," Sheryl …

Personal Finance

MIT's AlterEgo headset can read words you say in your head

When you think a sentence in your head, your brain sends signals to your mouth and jaw. MIT Media Lab's headset reads those signals with 92 percent accuracy.<p>I don't want to alarm you, but robots can now read your mind. Kind of.<p>AlterEgo is a new headset developed by MIT Media Lab. You strap it to …

MIT Media Lab

23 Crazy Facts You Should Know About Chick-fil-A

By 2020, the fast-food chain is expected to be larger than Wendy's, Burger King and Taco Bell.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A’s history dates back to the 1940s, when its founder S. Truett Cathy opened the Dwarf House. Two decades after …

Chick-fil-A

5 Great Podcasts You Should Start Listening to Right Now

If you want to change your your business (or personal) life for the better, that is.<p>I don't need to convince you to start listening to podcasts.<p>But I do want to convince you to give <i>these</i> podcasts a try. (Some are a little off the beaten business podcast path, but in a very good way.)<p><b>1. WorkLife</b> …

Self-improvement

French electronic duo Her find immortality in their music - interview

“We choose the way we’ll be remembered.”<p>The first song Simon Carpentier and Victor Solf wrote as French electronic duo Her opens their self-titled …

Justin Timberlake

The 50 Best Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

In March of 2017, we recommended 50 of the best podcasts for your listening pleasure. Many of those shows continue to do great work, including</i> …

TV

I'm a financial planner, and this is the best advice I can give to people who are new to investing

One of the questions I'm most frequently asked has to do with what's needed to begin investing. Some folks want to know how much money they need to begin. Others have a strong desire to buy a few stocks they heard about. And then there are people who have spent a long time thinking about getting …

Retirement

REI’s $20 lifetime membership comes with amazing travel and adventure deals — here are some of the best ones

<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>Chances are you're familiar with REI Co-op, the consumer-oriented outdoor gear company, for its great customer service and wide selection of …

Paragliding

The 'City of Angels' Soundtrack Is 20 Years Old and Still the Best Album to Cry To

Twenty years ago this week, the soundtrack to the Meg Ryan/Nicholas Cage romantic tragedy <i>City of Angels</i> was released and my crying in my room game really leveled up. To be clear, my crying in my room game was pretty 100 at this point. I was a teenager and I had every feeling. I repeatedly submitted …

Los Angeles

Porsche Shows What’s So Great About The Boxer Engine

We know you love it. We do, too.<p>The flat engine, most commonly known as the boxer engine, is an internal combustion engine with horizontally-opposed …

Alfa Romeo

Window-tint tech comes out of the darkness

Understand how modern window tinting works and you'll love your car inside and out.<p>At a quick glance, window tint just looks like a dyed plastic sheet. But at $100 a yard, the new films are actually thin, transparent sheets of nanotechnology.<p>What was once a market dominated by darkness now also …

Hung Up

Man who tried to wed laptop pushes anti-porn bill across US

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A man who tried to marry his laptop in a legal fight against same-sex marriage is promoting legislation across the country to require a filter to block pornography and human trafficking websites that would be lifted if a user pays $20.<p>The measure pushed by Chris Sevier has …

Rhode Island

Annihilation: stranger than fiction

We speak to Adam Rutherford, science consultant for the new Netflix movie Annihilation, to find out how it’s stranger, scarier and smarter than other …

Science Fiction

Here's How Toyota's New 'Dynamic Force Engine' Is Engineered To Be More Efficient

Despite the onslaught of hybrid and electric vehicle announcements from automakers, they’re still busy squeezing as much efficiency out of internal …

Internal Combustion Engine

Helpful Infographics Visualize Complex Branches of Math and Science

Click to enlarge<p>It's often easy to get stuck into a narrow view of what a particular field of study entails, but as Dominic Walliman reveals in his impressive science infographics, there's much more than meets the eye when thinking of particular STEM subjects. Walliman demonstrates the diversity …

Infographics

The Ready Player One backlash, explained

The Ready Player One book used to be considered a fun romp. Then Gamergate happened.<p>Steven Spielberg’s <i>Ready Player One</i>, an adaptation of the 2011 novel of the same name by Ernest Cline, is about to debut. And the internet is ready and waiting to tell him why that’s a terrible idea.<p>“<i>Ready Player One</i> …

Feminism

Six common misconceptions about meditation

Meditation has been hailed as a way to boost mental health, help chronic pain, reduce stress and build a new appreciation for the world around us.<p>But …

Meditation

American family vacationing in Mexico died from gas asphyxiation, officials say

Autopsies concluded an Iowa couple and their two children found dead inside their rented Mexico condo were victims of toxic gas inhalation, Mexican authorities said Saturday, and they reiterated no signs indicate foul play.<p>The Quintana Roo state prosecutor’s office said all four family members …

Des Moines