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17 Essential Skills You Must Have to Succeed

To accomplish anything requires a certain skill set--and some of those skills apply to any endeavor. Here are 17 basic skills you should have if you want to be successful.<p>Knowing how to do things, being self-reliant and confident, are key to a productive, effective, and successful life.<p>But to get …

How to Make a $325 Marbled Leather Bag for $25

Is it me, or are the best bags always the most expensive ones? I get MASSIVE FOMO when I think of all the sweet leather goods I could be rocking if I had a bottomless accessories budget, but it was only recently that I considered DIYing more affordable options. I’ve had my eyes set on this $325 …

This Airline Will Send You Around The Globe For Free, If You Snapchat Your Adventure

Tired of sending the same Snapchat stories of food and drinks in your hometown? Wow Air can help you with that. The Icelandic budget airline is looking to send four people on free adventures to different locations around the world, provided they Snapchat the whole thing.<p>Each Snapchatter will go to …

Travel

Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs

Once your business has started collecting and combining all kinds of data, the next elusive step is to extract value from it. Your data may hold tremendous amounts of <i>potential</i> <i>value</i>, but not an ounce of value can be created unless insights are uncovered and translated into actions or business …

20. Timer

Romantic comedies are always looking for a new spin on things. That€™s how you get the crime thriller/rom-com in the form of Jennifer Aniston and …

Romantic Comedy

Almost all great science fiction and fantasy comes back to this simple idea

Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox<p>Almost all science fiction and fantasy stories are, at their core, about the economics of scarcity and abundance.<p>That's …

Star Trek

Want to Code? A University Degree Might be a Huge Waste of Time

A lot of people think they need a university degree to get a job as a software engineer.<p>A few days ago, I published a post called “Learn to Code: 13 …

What Research Says about Defeating Terrorism

Terrorism is as old as history and almost certainly older. In 68 B.C., for instance, the Roman city of Ostia, a vital port for one of the world's …

What you need to know about encryption on your phone

The heated and very public confrontation between the FBI and Apple has spurred a lot of talk about encryption, the technology that shields data on phones and other gadgets.<p>The feds are pushing Apple to find a way to prevent an iPhone 5C from erasing itself after 10 successive incorrect guesses at …

Privacy

Marijuana Use May Not Lead to Cognitive Decline

Is marijuana bad for your brain? A 2012 study that found persistent, dependent use before the age of 18 can cause lasting cognitive damage raised …

53 men and 9 women own as much wealth as half the world's population, Oxfam says

The gap between the richest and the poorest is widening.<p>A new report from Oxfam International, "An Economy for the 1%," says that the richest 1% of …

How To: DIY Industrial Coffee Table

Making your own decorations and furniture has become so easy nowadays. The DIY community is littered with plenty of beautiful and impressively easy …

Furniture

17 DIY Projects That Will Make You Say "Why Didn't I Think of That?"

And will truly make you question your own creativity (in the best possible way).<p>And will truly make you question your own creativity (in the best possible way).

Genius

Meditation for Those Who Say They Can't

Are you someone who is too busy to meditate? Too stressed to relax? You just can't sit still or quiet your mind? To you who say you can't meditate this information is specifically for you.<p><i>Why</i> you should meditate:<p>1. Meditation has proven to increase grey-matter in the brain improving learning, …

8 Companies That Help You Beautifully Hack IKEA Furniture

Change up a basic looks with these clever, ready-to-use embellishments.<p>Even though we're all about personalizing IKEA furniture with a little DIY savviness, we get that it can be a huge time suck. And some very smart companies understand that too — which is why they went into business to sell …

75 Apps That Will Save You Time as a Busy Professional

The right apps can help you be more productive and effective and run a business more efficiently.<p>When you're constantly multitasking and putting in long days--and who isn't?--the right apps can be a lifesaver. Once you hit on the combination that works for you, your personal and professional lives …

Get a taste of coding with this affordable and beginner-friendly web developer course

<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>ShutterStock / timofey123 Breaking into the world of web development takes a lot of work. There are coding languages to learn and …

Web Tools