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Want smarter outdoor lighting at home? Here are your options

Whether for convenience, security or decoration, you've got a growing number of ways to bring smart lighting to your home's exterior. Let's take a look.<p>There are all sorts of reasons why you might want to smarten up the lights inside of your home -- the convenience of automation, for instance, or …

Home Automation

Deleting Facebook Won’t Protect Your Information, But Doing This Will

This week, news broke that the data analytics company Cambridge Analytica (which worked with the Trump campaign) had illegally mined data from 50 million Facebook users to spread disinformation. As a result, many internet users are decrying the platform, and the hashtag #DeleteFacebook is trending …

Social Media

How to revoke Facebook apps' access to your data right now

Don't want developers to have your data? Here's how to get it removed (and make sure it's gone) today.<p>I know I've probably used tons of Facebook apps over the years. You may or may not know that these apps collect data from your Facebook account. After it was recently revealed that Cambridge …


8 Signs Your Partner Is Tolerating You Rather Than Accepting You

There's nothing worse than feeling like you're with someone who just "tolerates" you, rather than fully loves you for who you are. Everyone deserves …


29 Traditional Indian Dishes The Whole World Should Know And Love

There's more to Indian cuisine than butter chicken.


How to use Facebook while giving it the minimum amount of personal data

The Cambridge Analytica revelations illustrate why we can’t trust Facebook to police its own platform<p>Facebook has found itself embroiled in yet another colossal controversy related to how its sprawling, multibillion-person social network has been abused by bad actors. This time, the culprit is …


Help! I think I married a narcissist.

<i>This story is part of a series called</i> <i>Craigslist Confessional</i><i>. Writer Helena Bala has been meeting people via Craigslist and documenting their stories for over two years. Each story is written as it was told to her. Bala says that by listening to their stories, she hopes to bear witness to her</i> …


Is it possible to unclog your arteries?

A person's arteries can become clogged by a buildup of a substance called plaque. There are no quick fixes for melting away plaque, but people can …

Medical Research

Baked Pasta Dishes

These comforting recipes include star chef Grant Achatz's perfect mac and cheese, easy ravioli lasagna and cheesy baked rigatoni.


The Oklahoma Onion Burger Is a National Treasure

I’m crying in a quick-service restaurant in Oklahoma City. Chalk it up to a long day of traveling, or chalk it up to this: I’m holding the perfect …

Country Lifestyle

18 Amazing Tricks Only Netflix Pros Know

Spend a good portion of your free time cuddled up in front of Netflix? Hey, us too! You'd think all those minutes in front of the screen would …

Jessica Jones

14 Absolutely Perfect Paint Colors Designers Love

Choosing paint colors for your home is a big deal: Nothing sets the tone for a space like the color on the walls. So deciding what paint color to …

Home Decorating

The 13 biggest differences between restaurants in Italy and America

When you plan a trip to Italy, there is a seemingly endless amount of things to do and see, no matter which region you're visiting. But let's be real: everyone knows that the number one thing to do is to eat. Italy is known for its delicious food, cheap wine, and incredible restaurants. Do you …


Disappointing photos show what cruise ships actually look like in real life

Cruises can be a blissful escape for travelers of all ages. From glamorous cruises of a bygone era to ship itineraries that include volunteer opportunities, aspiring seafarers have no shortage of options.<p>Cruises can also be the worst for a whole host of reasons.<p>Here are disappointing photos that …

Cruise Ships

12 things I wish I knew before visiting Paris

Paris draws over 80 million visitors every year. In order to be able to enjoy and experience Paris to the fullest, without becoming overwhelmed by …


Facebook takes down far-right Britain First's official page

Facebook says administrators were recently given a "written final warning" but continued to violate community standards.<p>Facebook has removed the official page for far-right group Britain First, which it says has repeatedly violated its community standards.<p>Party leaders Paul Golding and Jayda …


The One Ingredient You Need to Cook Juicy, Flavorful Chicken Breasts Every Time

When you’re done with a jar of pickles, chances are you’re not saving that leftover juice for your future.<p>But let us tell you…that’s a big mistake. …


5 big differences between Navy and Air Force fighter pilots

Both the Navy and Air Force fly jets, right? So what's the difference between fighter pilots from the two branches of service?


How to read the jumble of letters and numbers on a memory card

Figuring out what kind of storage you need for your phone, drone, or camera can be tricky.<p>Lots of gadgets, like TVs and cars, have exciting announcement events where companies point out impressive new features and stand-out specs. With memory cards, however, things are rarely that exciting.<p>Every …

Nintendo Switch

11 Mistakes to Avoid When Grilling Steak, According to Chefs

It's never too early to start prepping for barbecue season—so go ahead and bookmark this.<p>Purists assert that a good-quality cut of steak is done ill …


The island where Amelia Earhart probably died has a 3.8 star rating on Google

Last week, a forensic study revealed that bones found on a tiny Pacific Island are likely those of famed pilot, Amelia Earhart.<p>The island in question …

Amelia Earhart

The 32 best things we ever bought on Amazon for under $25

<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>Amazon<p>Amazon, land of 1 million things you need and 5 million options for each of them, has quickly become the one-stop shop for an insane …


HomePod vs. Sonos

HomePod’s arrivals makes the smart speaker market even more confusing for the average consumer. Amazon and Google are dominating right now, but HomePod’s closest rival is actually the Sonos One.<p>It’s in a similar price range, it’s about the same size, and both speakers choose to focus on sound …

Tech Trends

29 Gadgets That Would Make James Bond Jealous

He may have insultingly chiseled abs, perfectly tailored suits, and the skills to make drinking a weak martini look cool... but despite all the gadgets he gets, Bond only WISHES he had a Wallet Ninja, ray gun nose hair trimmer, LED clock/fan contraption, and all these other brilliant gadgets that …


Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise

Eventually it happens to everyone. As we age, even if we're healthy, the heart becomes less flexible, more stiff and just isn't as efficient in processing oxygen as it used to be. In most people the first signs show up in the 50s or early 60s. And among people who don't exercise, the underlying …

Middle Age

Inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe

The inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe, after discovering why people become frail as they grow older.<p>Most people become weaker in their later years, as their leg muscles get smaller and less able to bear weight, which often leads to disability and falls.<p>But …

Birmingham, UK

The Best Way to Breeze Through Customs (Even Faster Than Global Entry)

Nobody’s complaining about cheap airfares. Especially when those airfares are to previously-cost-prohibitive international hotspots like Milan or …


‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli gets 7 years for defrauding investors

Martin Shkreli, the former drug company executive who made headlines by jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug before he was accused and found …

Martin Shkreli