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How to Make Your Home Look Expensive

Buying a room full of pricey furniture and accessories does not guarantee that it will look elegant and high-end. And styling a space on a tight budget doesn't mean that it will look cheap. Instead, achieving a rich, refined look is all about adding key pieces and using some styling tricks. Check …

The 15 worst mistakes interns have made, according to my coworkers

Business Insider, for example, has an extensive internship program, which not only gives burgeoning reporters job experience and guidance but also provides editors and reporters with the experience of managing people.<p>To help readers glean lessons on what <i>not</i> to do as they begin their own internships …

The 7 best bourbons in America

The International Wine and Spirits Competition recognizes and rewards the best in the industry, testing and judging selections in a rigorous process to reach a decision.<p>At last year's competition, several great bottles of bourbon took the "Gold" title, which is awarded to superior examples that set …

9 daily questions that could improve your life forever

In fact, many great thinkers embraced the idea of constantly questioning things.<p>As Albert Einstein reportedly said, "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."<p>Of course, getting into the habit of self-reflection is easier said than …

An Ivy League professor explains how a 1980s game theory experiment suggests how morality could have evolved

But what's really stunning is that game theory can give some insight into how morality may have "evolved."<p>Business Insider recently spoke with Steven Strogatz, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University and author of "Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to …

4 things every business traveler should do to avoid a stressful trip

Traveling can be stressful, especially when you've got work to consider throughout your trip.<p>Thankfully, there are some tricks and tips that you can use to make your business trip as seamless as possible.<p>We spoke to Elaine Swann, an etiquette expert and former flight attendant who specializes in …

13 must-read books to get an inside look into the inner workings of today’s biggest tech companies

Tech companies are some of the biggest, most exciting companies in the world.<p>But unless you work at one of those companies, it's hard to get a good grasp of their inner workings.<p>These 13 books will give you a better understanding of how some of today's most powerful tech companies got started and …

The 4 things you need to ask your credit card company right now if you're paying off debt

Have a plan to pay off your debt in five years or less.<p>Put your cards on ice (literally) if you're having trouble with overspending.<p>But even the most diligent among us may feel like we're spinning our wheels sometimes when it comes to credit card debt, and the situation isn't helped by the fees and …

Anyone who wants to be president needs to understand these 5 maps

Maps shape how we see the world.<p>The world has less than 500,000 kilometers of borders.<p>By comparison, it has 64 million km of highways, 4 million km of railways, 2 million km of pipelines and more than 1 million km of Internet cables ­­all part of a rapidly expanding global infrastructural Matrix.<p>As …

How to become a better person in just 7 days

If your goal is become a better person by being a better leader, businessperson, entrepreneur, parent, mentor, or teacher, then the first step is to learn to do better.<p>And doing better is something we all can aspire to, wherever we are, whatever we're already doing.<p>That aspiration — to constantly …

This is why public transportation in the US is crumbling

The disclosure follows a shutdown of the entire Metro system on March 16 for 24 hours. Three-quarters of a million people use the system each weekday, so the inconvenience and cost were considerable.<p>The reason: frayed electrical cables discovered in at least 26 locations that posed an immediate …

Japan is not the only country worried its population will go extinct

Flickr / St StevThe past century has been one of unprecedented global population growth.<p>While the number of people in the world doubled to 1.6 billion people from 1750 to 1900, the 20th century saw a near quadrupling to 6.1 billion.<p>In the past 15 years alone, more than 1.2 billion people have been …

The most important etiquette rules to know when traveling for business to 10 countries around the world

Business customs vary tremendously around the world — what might be considered rude in one country can be completely acceptable in another.<p>To help employees understand how office etiquette varies, UK office-supplier Viking reached out to 18 of their international employees who have worked in …

A professional landscape photographer says these are the best places to see star-filled skies in the US

Between the weather, lunar, solar, and milky way conditions, stars can be a difficult thing to capture, but Kaye has become familiar with the best spots to go stargazing and capture the spectacular sights.<p>From Hawaii to Lake Tahoe, Kaye has some serious knowledge on where to head if you want a …

The most mind-blowing things I learned in my first year at Harvard Business School

<i>"What's one thing you've learned at Harvard Business School that blew your mind?"</i><p>I've gotten countless variations of this question over the past year.<p>I can't tell you everything I've learned at HBS, and no book would have prepared me for the experience.<p>Instead, I'm going to give you a taste.<p>Some of …

How to use Acorns, the app that helps you easily turn your spare change into an investment portfolio

Cruttenden wanted to make it easy for people, primarily those who were younger, to start investing a little at a time. To do that, Cruttenden built Acorns in a way that distills investing down to a decision of "how much" you want to invest and "how much risk" you want to take.<p>There are two ways you …

5 hard truths about money even smart people forget

We've all been there: You're thinking so hard about how to solve a problem that you don't notice the solution is right in front of you. Smart people do this all the time, sometimes overcomplicating their personal finances.<p>By overlooking simple financial truths, otherwise intelligent people can make …

The paradox of choice — how dating apps are ruining dating

Comedian Aziz Ansari teamed up with sociologist and author Eric Klinenberg to write "Modern Romance," an in-depth investigation into the reality of what it's like to date and look for love in the digital era.<p>Klinenberg explained to us that having too many dating apps could prevent you from ever …

These 7 maps explain US strategy

What's striking about American strategy is its paradoxical nature, that each solution to a threat poses a new threat.<p>Since its birth, the US has sought to defend itself. It approaches each threat with a constant outward movement of attention and resources, and now it straddles the world.<p>This means …

14 great responses when a job interviewer asks, 'Any questions for me?'

And now those infamous words have just come out of the mouth of the person who is sitting across the desk from you. And you desperately wish you had something to ask.<p>This is a good time to remember what interviews are really all about.<p>It can be easy to forget that interviews aren't about you. …

A productivity expert says this 15-minute daily exercise can make you more successful

Time spent not working, the thinking goes, is time wasted.<p>Yet this logic couldn't be farther from the truth. As it turns out, taking periodic breaks to do "nothing" is crucial to productivity.<p>That's according to Chris Bailey, the 26-year-old author of "The Productivity Project," which describes the …

13 reasons you aren't as successful as you should be

Focus on some common causes— so you can figure out why you are not as successful as you want to be — and start addressing them.<p>Here are 13 common problems:<p>1. You don't believe in yourself.<p>If you don't believe you can succeed, you won't make a serious attempt. Sometimes you have to make yourself …

8 courses that can put ‘web developer’ on your resume

<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>Below you'll find a collection of classes in the programming languages that are most in-demand or on the rise.<p>Whether you have a bit of …

Learning this skill is essential to business students preparing to enter the workforce

<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 / Rawpixel.com Knowing how to properly build financial models is an essential skill to anyone hoping to make it big in the …

6 online courses that’ll help you land a finance internship

<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>With that in mind, we collected some great online classes to help you prepare for any internship opportunity thrown your way. If this …

7 sites where you can learn a new skill for free

Learning new skills can keep your mind sharp as you age and open you up to a whole new world of possibilities.<p>The good news: You don't have to spend a lot of money for a teacher or coach to learn that new skill set - you'll find several free resources online to support your new endeavor.<p>Here are …

Scientists just made a groundbreaking discovery about an ancestor to the T-rex

Scientists recently announced the discovery of Timurlengia euotica, an early ancestor of the Tyrannosaurus rex that was much smaller than its famous large-fanged cousin.<p><i>Produced by Matt Stuart. Video courtesy AP and Reuters.</i><p><b>Follow TI:</b>On Facebook

Brazilians are trying to overthrow their President with an impeachment dance

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has been fighting off attempts by opposition parties to impeach her for months, but she is now facing a new threat to her presidency — a coordinated dance protest.<p>The dance, which comes complete with a video tutorial, is gaining popularity on social media after it …

Why Hamilton—Not Jefferson—Is the Father of the American Economy

How we can better energize America’s economy, create more jobs, and provide more fulfilling lives for our citizens? Politics says that the answer is …

The Power of Presidential Kids

We don’t vote for first children, but history tells us they can impact the country just the same.<p>When American voters cast their ballots for President Theodore Roosevelt in 1904 they probably didn’t expect that his daughter Alice, already known for her rebellious larks, would turn out to lay …