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Tractor beam breakthrough could lead to levitating humans

Tractor beams have made the jump from science fiction to reality in recent years, but only for levitating very small objects. A new breakthrough could lead to futuristic, far out new uses for the technology and open the door to levitating much larger objects, including humans.<p>Engineers from the …

The One Food That Can Spike Weight Loss

Improving your diet often suggests a daunting revamp of every food you eat, but changing just one thing will help you lose weight and get …

You might want to turn yourself into an LLC under the Republican tax plan

There has been an a lot of discussion about how, under the Republican tax plan, highly paid professionals will want to turn themselves into LLCs in order to take advantage of special cuts for business owners. This week, the Tax Policy Center produced the clearest analysis I've seen yet …

'Eat Less, Exercise More' Isn't the Answer for Weight Loss

You’ve heard it before: To lose weight, simply eat less and exercise more. In theory, that makes sense. Actually, it’s not just in theory—science has …

Nutrition

A Beginner's Guide to The Ordinary Skin Care

The Ordinary has taken the skincare world by storm due to its very affordable prices and focus on ingredients. But as miraculous as the fancy science names sounds, getting a grip on what those ingredients do can be pretty confusing if you don't have a chemistry degree. Luckily, The Ordinary is so …

This Shade Of Purple Will Be Everywhere In 2018, According To Pantone

Ultra violet is ultra cool.

Best at-home teeth whitening device review

<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>GLO Science<p>We cover a lot of teeth whitening products here at Insider Picks, like the charcoal teeth whitening powder that has seemingly …

5 ways highly confident people handle rejection

Uh oh! Dealing with a recent break up? A girl at the bar shoot you down? Didn't get that promotion? Guy of your dreams disappeared suddenly?<p>Rejection can be hard; but it doesn't have to break you.<p>Have you ever noticed how rejection completely debilitates some people while others stride right …

5 things I wish I'd known in my 20s before owning a house and having kids

In your early twenties, it's realistic to think that you have 10 years of freedom to pursue your goals before 'settling down', getting a real job, buying a house and starting a family (if that's what you choose to do).<p>The average age of a first-time parent in Australia is 30 (and rising). The …

Self-improvement

The Most Successful People Stop Doing These 5 Things

Researchers say to build better habits you absolutely need to stop doing these few things.<p>According to researchers at Duke University, up to 40% of our behaviors on any given day are driven by habit.<p>That's half your life spent on autopilot. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing if you've put in the …

Procrastination

How to build a startup while having a full-time job — according to people who did it

Starting a new startup while having other critical obligations in your life, like a full-time job or a family, is certainly challenging — but not impossible. We asked three entrepreneurs in TQ, a tech hub in the heart of Amsterdam, who have experienced this first-hand, what their advice is if you …

You Can Now Shop at Costco Without a Membership

The old adage, "I don't want to be a part of a club that would have me as a member" was clearly coined in the pre-Costco (pc) era. Costco …

The 40 best gadgets of 2017

From smart-speakers and virtual bikes to robot vacuums and indestructible cables, here is the year’s most covetable technology<p>You can assemble one of three robotswith this Lego-like kit, each fully mobile and equipped with an infra-red sensor to helpit detect and interact with its environment. Best …

How to avoid the post-workout food binge

<b>Hunger: a primal instinct</b><p>Hunger is your instinctive drive to find food. If you go a long time between meals, or eat less than normal, ghrelin (the …

Fitness

4 Foods You Should Try This Week For Thinning Hair, According To A Dermatologist

Sometimes you just want a break from thinning hair treatments. Between hair masks and doctors appointments, dealing with this seemingly never-ending …

10 decor ideas to give your home a modern and luxurious feel

Unless you have the resources to retain your own interior designer, it can be a trying process to decorate your home to get just the look you desire, …

Interior Design

The European Pharmacy Skin-Care Brand About to Get a Cult Following

Why do they always do it better overseas?<p>When we traveled to the Isdin headquarters in Barcelona to learn more, we also stocked up on their other …

Skin Care

The Emotionally Intelligent Way for Introverts to Meet New People and Make a Great First Impression

If you find it hard to make small talk with people you don't know, this is the perfect solution -- and best of all, you'll make someone else feel less insecure, too.<p>I walked into a room filled with strangers and immediately became that guy.<p>Confidence is a funny thing. Stick me on a stage in front …

Personality

8 Tips That Will Make Your Japan Trip Easier

Traveling to a foreign country can be distressing in many ways: language barriers, geographical unfamiliarity, and trying to spend wisely are just some of the concerns that arise. Even when a destination is popular and well-traversed by tourists, it can still be hard to discover the best tips and …

Maryn Dropped 105 Pounds in 1 Year - and It All Started With This Water-Drinking Hack

Maryn Teed completely transformed her body in the span of one year - dropping from 315 pounds to 210 - and it all started with a photo.<p>Back in July …

4 things you do in interviews that make you look like you're trying too hard

Job seeking is tough.<p>It requires being thoughtful, prepared, organized and politely persistent. At times, a candidate's well-intended efforts can turn into annoyance for the hiring manager and become the reason a company does not pursue them further.<p>Here are four signs you are trying too hard and …

Your Favorite New Furniture Store is... Etsy?

If you're into online shopping, you probably know Etsy as a source for craft supplies and adorable handmade tchotchkes. But, although it may not be …

I'm a financial planner, and I don't care if you spend a fortune on lattes — here's what I do care about

We've all read articles about the best way to take control of our budget is to simply quit spending money. Stop buying that latte every morning. Stop eating out at restaurants. Stop taking those expensive vacations.<p>This is normal and I think there is some truth in those messages. We are bombarded …

How to Win at Sales: Psychology Says This Strategy Will Convince People They Want Something They Really Don't Need

If your customers don't need your product, give them a promotion. If they do, give them information.<p>In a soccer game, each side has a clear game plan. It plays to attack or it plays to defend. Most of us operate in very much the same way. We do things to win, or we do things to "not lose".<p>When we …

eCommerce

The Best Types of Teas to Sip For Losing Weight, According to Experts

Looking to sip your way to some serious health benefits? Not only is tea a great way to improve your overall health, but it has some powerful weight loss boosting capabilities as well. We consulted with some tea experts — Billy Dietz, tea specialist at DAVIDsTEA and Kristina Richens, certified tea …

Struggle with portion control? 7 top tips to help you stop eating when you’re full

Ever had to adjust your waistband because you’ve eaten too much – but somehow, you still find space for more once the cheese board appears or …

Nutrition

The Gun Lobby Is Down to Its Last, Unconvincing Excuse

As of this writing, the death toll in Las Vegas is 59, with over 527 injured, making it easily the deadliest gun massacre in modern U.S. history. …

Guns

The Best Drugstore Cleansers That Every Beauty Editor Raves About

The best cleansers—the cornerstone of any skincare regimen—will peel away every last scrap of makeup and kick pollution and skin aggressors to the …

The One Hot Drink You Should Have After Breakfast To Speed Up Your Metabolism, According To A Nutritionist

Rehydrate your body every morning with hot water and a squeeze of lemon and you could push along your weight loss goals. The healthy, low-cal drink …

6 scientific tricks for falling asleep

6 scientific tricks to fall asleep.<p>If you can't sleep, get out of bed. Experts say if you stress out in bed you'll associate negative feelings toward where you sleep. So go read a book on the couch.<p>Turn off your phone! The blue light can trick your mind into thinking it's daytime. Give yourself 30 …

Hormones