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You can now take Yale’s most popular (and mood-boosting) class ever online for free

Earlier this year, Yale University introduced a course on happiness that quickly rose to fame on its campus. The class, called “Psychology and the …

Higher Education

Paris is a city that a lot of tourists do wrong—here’s how to get it right

There is perhaps no city more idealized, and more written about, than Paris. And yet, for tourists and travelers embarking on their first visit, there is also no city that’s easier to get wrong.<p>The Louvre, Ladurée, Champ de Mars, the Eiffel Tower—newcomers are often torn between all the sights to …

France

Diastasis Recti Is The Condition Affecting Almost All Moms

After my second baby was born five years, I was told that I was the proud owner of a diastasis recti a little more than two finger widths wide. I had …

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analysing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

The Best Paris Tips From Our Readers

Bonjour! This week we asked for your Paris tips. Here are some highlights from the 148 responses. If you learn just thing, let it be that Parisians …

7 Best Parental Control Devices for Safe Internet Browsing

Protecting your kids on the Internet can be exhausting. Here are seven easy-to-install parental control routers and other devices to put your worries …

Giant whale shark captured looming beneath a boat full of unsuspecting tourists in breathtaking photograph

This is the amazing moment a giant whale shark was captured looming beneath a boat full of unsuspecting tourists.<p>The enormous whale shark - the …

Finally, AI does something useful: fights hospital-acquired infections

With all the attention given to artificial intelligence (AI) that can do impressive stunts like play chess, name paint colors, and write weird sci-fi …

10 unbelievable images from the East Coast nor'easter you have to see

In case you missed it, a massive nor’easter slammed the East Coast on Friday, March 2nd, leaving a trail of floods, rain, snow, and bitter cold in …

20 Alexa games to keep your kids busy

Whether you're trying to educate your kids through games or keep them busy while you cook dinner, here are 20 games you can play with Alexa.<p>While the Alexa speakers spread around your house are great for keeping you on task, controlling your smart home and ordering pizza when you don't have time to …

Kids

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Country Lifestyle

Proposed Bridge Would Make It Possible to Drive Between England and France

A 22-mile bridge could make it possible to drive from England to France — if it ever gets built.<p>UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson proposed building …

Boris Johnson

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

FaceTime

Genius dog takes herself sledding in delightful snow video

Sometimes we don’t deserve dogs. They’re so great.<p>While sledding is one of many fun activities for people to enjoy during a snow storm, it’s not too often that we see a dog get in on that action with no assistance.<p>Well, the 3-year-old Australian Shepherd named Secret isn’t a typical dog. She can go …

Pets

20 Top Photos from the 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Need a laugh? The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards has announced its finalists for 2017. The contest injects humor into the world of wildlife …

Wildlife

Here's An Adorable Hedgehog Taking A Bath Because The World Can Still Be Pure And Good

Like Chappi with her little bath, we've earned this.<p>Pygmy hedgehogs are known for being very cautious. In the beginning, Chappi was wary of her human companions.<p>"Apparently, Chappi was taken from her mother earlier than usual, and when I got her she was undernourished and underweight. She was …

Photographer melted his drone to capture lava flows. It was worth it

Photographing volcanoes can be dangerous, but it’s certainly an experience to remember. Israel-based photographer Erez Marom traveled to Hawaii to …

Landscape Photography

For $119, This New Budget Airline Will Take You to Europe in the Spring

In July, European budget airline Primera Air announced it will launch its first routes in the US during the spring of 2018.<p>The flights to London, …

24 Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Kids

Carving a pumpkin is to Halloween as stuffing a stocking is to Christmas: you simply can't fully embrace the spooky spirit of the holiday without a …

Decorations

How to Work From Home: 6 Steps to Land the Perfect Remote Job | Inc.com

Remote work is increasingly popular for employees and employers. (I know: "Thanks, Captain Obvious.") Working from home is quickly becoming an expectation: Nearly three-quarters of respondents to this survey say they expect to work remotely in the future.<p>Yet for many, working from home is still …

Employment

This Psychological Study Teaches How To Re-Invent Your Identity, Turn-Back Time, And Hack Your…

In 1981, Langer and a group of graduate students designed the interior of a building to reflect the styles and conditions of the year 1959. Scattered …

Self-improvement

5 Online Business Courses That Will Make You Much Smarter (for Free) | Inc.com

Thanks to technology, learners in every corner of the globe can now study nearly any subject online, often for free or next to free. But such bounty can sometimes be overwhelming. With so many offerings, which classes really benefit students the most?<p>Class Central aims to clear up some of the …

Learning

Every Person Should Do These 8 Things Before 8 A.M. | Inc.com

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it's even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If you don't purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve -- without question, your time will get lost in the vacuum of our increasingly …

Self-improvement

The 10 best books of 2017 so far, according to Amazon

<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>One of life’s greatest pleasures is opening up a good book for the first time and not setting it down until you’ve excavated …

Books

25 books that will blow your mind

We've put together a list of 25 such books — taking inspiration from Amazon's list of 100 books to read in your lifetime, recommendations from Goodreads users, as well as some of our own personal favorites.<p>These books' exploration of politics, history, and the human condition are so insightful, …

Books

Announcing Our Summer Issue

In the last six or seven months, I’ve heard a lot of talk about the importance of the arts. Maybe you have, too. In certain circles, it’s become a sort of refrain: we need the arts more than ever.<p>In my experience, this has not been—in any obvious or immediate way—the case. Lately I’ve been watching …

Literature

Top Ten Summer Reading Recommendations for Educators 2017

–Time for this year’s Summer Reading for Educators Top Ten List! These are my ten favorite educational titles I’ve read in the past school-year, …

Pedagogy

Writers recommend great books you've (probably) never heard of

A new book app is challenging the notion that reading “well” necessarily means falling back on the same old classics, from Trollope to Tolstoy. Each week, Alexi, a “digital book club”, turns to writers for inspiration, asking them to rout out hidden gems which are then offered to members to read on …

Southwest Airlines Just Announced Flights for Under $100

Flights can be purchased until June 8<p>That trip home this fall won’t cost a fortune — if you plan it right.<p>Southwest Airlines announced a slew of …

Flying