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PLANT SOME OF THESE AROUND YOUR HOME AND GARDEN AND YOU’LL NEVER SEE ANOTHER FLY AGAIN

Spring and summer are the times when most people spend much of their free time outdoors having fun, whether it’s a picnic or a nice hike in nature. …

Gardening

The best robot vacuum cleaners tried and tested

No one likes doing house chores, and vacuuming the house must be the most annoying of all. You've got to lug out the old vacuum cleaner from your cupboard or cellar before painstakingly cleaning all nooks and crannies, remembering to get under sofas and furniture so the dust doesn't build up.<p>One …

Robotics

See 30 Amazing Places in North America

From stunning natural vistas to grand urban landscapes, from Canada to the Caribbean, these breathtaking photos transport you across the continent.<p>Home to nearly 600 million people, North America's immensity is matched only by its diversity. Simmering volcanoes, dazzling architecture, open …

National Parks

Figure Out Where You Are With Nothing But a Watch and Protractor

In a recent episode of MacGyver, Angus (yes, that's his first name) finds his location in the desert using only a string, a protractor, and a watch. …

Astronomy

This Timeline Shows The Entire History of The Universe, And Where It's Headed

This is how we'll die.<p>If you're the type of person who sometimes wakes up at 3am and lies in bed trying to wrap your tiny mind around the achingly …

Universe

Our Vegetarian Remake of Chicken Salad Is So Good You Won’t Miss the Meat

The secret ingredient is chickpeas and, when combined with a few other ingredients, make an irresistible sandwich filling.<p>Whether you take your …

Food

These Are America's 100 Favorite Books of All Time, According to Data

A battle between 100 much-loved novels. At the end, only one will prevail.<p>There's one simple and surefire way to get smarter: Read more books. Many of the most respected entrepreneurs--from Bill Gates to Elon Musk--are voracious readers.<p>Take a page out of one CEO's book, and you can find a way to …

Literature

The best lightweight gaming laptops

Back at CES a few months ago, I wrote that we were entering a golden age in lightweight gaming laptops. It started last year with NVIDIA's small, power-efficient Max-Q graphics, followed by Intel and AMD's surprising team-up on Core H with Radeon RX Vega M graphics. Now Intel has ramped up the …

Computer Hardware

Remodeling 101: A Guide to the Only 7 Types of Tile You Need to Know

Europeans have long had a love affair with tile. Walk into almost any café in Paris or Seville or Lisbon and you’ll see glorious tiled surfaces, …

107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<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>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

Online Education

Would You Answer These 100 (Controversial) Job Interview Questions?

How much personal information are you willing to reveal to a hiring manager?<p>At first, I thought it was a job scam. A joke. But, a little research proved it was legit. Companies are doing this thing referred to as a, "Snowflake Test." One employer using this technique recently sent the list of 100 …

Employment

How to grow plants in your home when you have *zero* natural light

My first New York City apartment was no larger than a few hundred square feet and had one window facing a brick wall, which meant I got almost no …

House hunters, be wary: 7 seemingly small flaws may point to a money pit

When Annemarie Kill and her husband, John Duffy, bought their first house in Chicago’s Galewood neighborhood in 2003, the duo knew it needed some cosmetic work — in fact, they were excited to redo the bathrooms and kitchen to make the home their own.<p>Little did they realize that the back of the …

The 9 best fridge freezers for 2018

Fridge freezers are a kitchen essential, and a modern-day staple. But they come in various sizes and prices - and nowadays with numerous features - so finding the best fridge freezer for you can be tricky.<p>Whether you're moving, looking for an upgrade or your current appliance is on its last legs, …

Colorful Paper-Cut Sculpture Captures the Diversity of a Coral Reef

French paper designer and illustrator Mlle Hipolyte creates colorful sculptures out of intricately cut paper shapes. Previously mentioned for her three-dimensional animal masks, the artist’s latest piece of paper art is a magnificent, three-dimensional representation of a vibrant coral reef. Titled</i> …

Art

I got up at 4:30 a.m. for 2 weeks — here's what I learned

Early mornings are always associated with successful people. My guess is it's something to do with the saying "time is money," because while regular people are still sleeping in their beds, Successful People are already up and at 'em, running companies and empires, hanging out on their private …

Success

16 Entry Decorating Ideas to Make You Want to Come and Go More Often

Do you have a designated spot by the front door to catch your keys, bag, shoes and more? If you don’t, you need one! Creating a beautiful and nicely …

Wall Art

The best PlayStation 4 games

There's a big reason why the PlayStation 4 is the best-selling console: It has a smattering of games that you can't play anywhere else. Think: blockbusters like <i>Uncharted 4: A Thief's End</i>, <i>Horizon: Zero Dawn</i> and <i>Bloodborne</i>. But even if <i>Indiana Jones</i> simulators and massive open worlds where you hunt …

Nick Offerman: What I’m Thankful For

I would like to offer my gratitude for the writing of Kentucky agrarian, Wendell Berry. His essays, poetry and fiction have fertilized a crop of …

14 DIY Holiday Wreaths to Deck Out Your Door

Holiday cheer is in full swing here at Brit HQ, and we’ve been jamming out to Mariah Carey more times than we’d like to admit. We’re getting a head start: filling up our shopping carts, blasting holiday music, unpacking all the holiday decor from storage and DIYing our pants off. If you promised …