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You Will Regret These Choices in 10 Years

Life is short. Youth is finite. You have every opportunity to make the most of the life you have right now. Your choices today will determine the …

Motivation

The best outdoor gear for camping, hiking, and exploring nature

It's Wilderness Week here at <i>The Verge</i>, and that means thinking about all the ways we can explore and admire nature, even if our park getaways happen to be few and far between. Because every good outdoor experience involves traveling light with gear that lasts a long time, we've put together a list …

20 Quotes On Happiness That Will Impact The Way You Think

Sometimes we need a little push and reminder that things are not so bad in our lives, and we have the ability to make ourselves happy. We control our mood and our outlook, and sometimes we just need a little extra help to be content and happy. Here is the ultimate list of happiness quotes that can …

15 Upcoming Movies That Look So Exciting, We Just Can’t Wait To Watch Them

It's been a good year so far in terms of movies, <i>Deadpool</i>, <i>Conjuring 2</i>, the latest <i>Ice Age</i> movie which I watched with a bunch of kids kicking my seat …

5 tiny off-grid pods that could replace your house

As energy and housing costs rise around the country, more and more people are opting for tiny houses and seeking ways to make their homes energy efficient, or even self-sufficient.<p>Small, off-grid pods allow residents to do both — they take up very little space, can often be easily moved or …

Architecture

The 2017 Top Programming Languages

It’s summertime here at <i>IEEE Spectrum</i>, and that means it’s time for our fourth interactive ranking of the top programming languages. As with all …

College Sports

How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer

How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer<p><b>Image Credit: Chris Robinson</b><p>How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer<p>Click To Tweet<p>Surely …

Bill Gates and 20 Million More Smart Folks Use This Learning Platform--Should You?

Some 20 million people turn to it for 10,000 free, self-paced courses from companies such as Pixar.<p>Ever felt held back because you didn't have the chance to learn at your own pace? Welcome to my high school algebra class. It was years before I had the mental discipline, or maybe the patience, to …

The 1,000 Calorie Workout - Sketchy Sloth | The one and only portal for Sloths

Burning 1000 calories in a single bout definitely falls into the “epic” workout category and with this workout that is exactly what we were striving …

Leaked slides show Nvidia GTX 1060; claim it's 'much faster' than AMD RX 480

This year’s video card war is heating up. Nvidia quickly scored big victories in the top and mid-range of the market with its new GTX 1080 and GTX …

If you’re good with Excel, this is the coding language you should tackle first

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Francisco Osorio/FlickrCoding is a valuable skill to have, whether for personal or professional purposes.<p>With that said, not all coding …

eLearning

Scientists Have Created Living Concrete That Repairs Itself

Self-healing buildings.<p>Most people would admit that concrete's not the most exciting concept, but concrete with added bacteria that repairs itself …

7 Ways to Use Excel Like a Boss (INFOGRAPHIC)

What does it take to succeed in business today? Increasingly, one of the most important skills you can have is digital literacy.<p>According to Cornell …

The Link Between Simple Living and Finding Your True Self

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Erica Layne of Let Why Lead.</i>“Gladys?” I asked as I unlocked her door and stepped inside her dim apartment, a …

Minimalism

This 5-Minute Yoga Sequence Will Boost Your Energy ASAP

Ditch the coffee cup and grab your yoga mat instead.<p>In the Udaya video above, yoga instructor Caley Alyssa demonstrates a super-short sequence designed to help reenergize your body and mind. The moves are perfect if you're slouched over a desk from nine to five. Each posture helps you stretch out …

Yoga

Scientists Have Discovered a Brand New, "Near-Perfect" Shade of Blue

And soon, you'll be able to paint it all over your house!<p>"Serendipitously," in 2009, Oregon State University chemist Mas Subramanian created the gorgeous blue pigment you see above, the university reports. Now, the "near-perfect" pigment has been perfected and will be sold as commercial coatings …

9 things to do in your 20s to retire by 40

Retiring by 40 is more than possible. Plenty of regular people have done it.<p>Take "Mr. Money Mustache," who averaged a $67,000 annual salary working as an engineer for 10 years before announcing his retirement at age 30. Or Jeremy Jacobson and Winnie Tseng, whose combined annual salary of $135,000 …

Retirement

‘Ok Google’ has about 150 commands and over a thousand variations, and you can find most of them here

Google Search is, undoubtedly, the single most important thing within Google, be it popularity-wise or financially speaking. And Search got smarter and smarter throughout the years, with the introduction of things like the Knowledge Graph — which, as of this week, incorporates songs’ lyrics, too — …

Google Search

Genius, 5-Ingredient Fried Chicken—Without the Frying

Judy Hesser doesn’t mince words. “I used to pan-fry chicken, but it's a pain in the neck to clean up all that grease.”<p>She’s right! So she doesn’t do it anymore—because decades ago, Judy (you might know her as Amanda’s mom) learned a better way, though it came without measurements, through word of …

Cooking

The Remarkably Simple Way to Turn Fear Into Success

Only when you understand where your fear is coming from - will you be able to get through it.<p>All of us experience fear now and then. And all of us know the effects fear can have on us. Fear can hold us back from pursuing our dreams, whether those dreams are about starting a business or starting a …

Self-improvement

A woman who quit her corporate job at 35 says you don't have to go far to experience the best part of travel

After traveling to over 40 countries, Mattana found that the best part about traveling isn't the destination.<p>It's the effect her travels have had on her personally.<p>"When I was still trapped in my corporate job at Burberry, my approach to people was more guarded," Mattana said. "I was less …

Employment

Brain training games don’t boost IQ. Here’s what does.

An experiment boosted IQ by 5 points in just one hour. It’s bullshit — and that’s the point.<p>Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all become a little smarter?<p>The world would be better off for it. Smarter people live longer and enjoy greater well-being across their lifetimes, psychologists have found. …

We Tested 2,500 Grooming Products For Men—and These Were the 44 Winners

The 2016 Men’s Health Grooming Awards are here. Find the greatest gels, serums, pastes, tools, fragrances, soaps, creams, and powders inside<p>“No matter what job you have, grooming is the first step,” says Jesse Palmer, former New York Giants quarterback and commentator for our 11th annual Grooming …

20 great shrimp recipes

Paleo garlic and herb shrimp with vine ripe tomatoes<p>Whether you subscribe to the Paleo diet or not, this shrimp dish is a delicious make-at-home …

Seafood

How To Become 20 Percent Happier Through One Mental Exercise

<i>This post was originally published on Techealthiest.</i><p>Do you REALLY want to know an easy way to find headspace and live a happier life?<p>After helping thousands of New Yorkers achieve success with their therapeutic goals, I've learned a shortcut or two for finding psychological lightness and increasing …

How To Brainstorm Like A Googler

This is the deceptively simple, three-step process Google uses to come up with its most innovative ideas.<p>Here at Google, we don’t have a secret formula for innovation. But that doesn’t mean Googlers’ best ideas are ineffable mysteries. On the contrary, we’ve found they can be systematically coaxed …

Sphero is back as a coding robot, with improved SPRK+ and Lightning Lab

Faster Bluetooth pairing and a better app come to Sphero's educational platform. From painting to swimming to maze-running, we put it through its paces.<p>Coding has turned into a kid-targeted playground lately. Minecraft for education, Apple's Swift Playgrounds, and Sphero has its SPRK robot (say …

Blue wine? Toast to the latest colorful tipple

Spanish winemaker Gik Live produces an electric-blue beverage that looks like something out of science fiction.<p>Blue beverages hold a weird fascination for science fiction writers. Remember Luke Skywalker pouring himself a glass of blue Bantha milk back home on Tatooine? And the characteristic blue …

I tried a coding workshop and created a web app in a day -- here's what I learned

Before embarking on any coding, Argent asked us what problem we wanted to solve and how we wanted to solve it.<p>Photo: Supplied.<p>I suggested an app …

Apps

Bees with Backpacks: Keeping the Hive Alive

<b>By attaching tiny tracking devices to the backs of honey bees, one Australian scientist hopes the insects will reveal why the global bee population</b> …