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Learn today's key programming languages to kick-start your coding career

<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 Today's increasingly tech savvy job market is a wealth of opportunity for those who know key programming languages, like …

Programming

This Is Why You Should Not Aim At A Happy Life Anymore

Happiness is different things to different people. Philosophers believe happiness is about living a good life and flourishing, not simply defining …

The coding illusion: you don’t need tech skills to work at a startup

Admit it — for the 1.85 million students who just earned a college diploma, there’s no cooler calling right now than working at a fast-growing startup. Recent graduates know that startups offer more responsibility and less paper-pushing: there’s no such thing as entry level when you’re a company’s …

I used to work in finance, and here's why I think your 401(k) is a scam

I write something and instead of responding with a well-reasoned argument, they write things like "James Altucher is a wacko" or "James Altucher is a scumbag."<p>I've written for or appeared on the Wall St Journal, the Financial Times, CNBC, Fox Business, ABC, and many other finance sites. I've run …

Retirement

How Men Should Dress (By Women We Love)

Eva Longoria, Helena Christensen, Naomie Harris, and more on what they like on a man.<p><b>1. Eva Longoria—Actress</b><p><b>What looks good on a man?</b> A suit. It should be tailored and fitted. And a good watch, classy and understated, as opposed to flashy and statement-oriented.<p><b>What should a man never wear?</b> Never …

Clothing

8 Subconscious Behaviors That Are Keeping You From Having the Life You Want

Every generation has a "monoculture" of sorts, a governing pattern or system of beliefs that people unconsciously accept as "truth." It's easy to identify the monoculture of Germany in the 1930s, or America in 1776. It's clear what people at those times, in those places, accepted to be "good" and …

Happiness

18 Ways To Stay Motivated To Exercise And Lose Weight

Exercise doesn’t always go as planned. There will be days (and maybe even weeks) when you simply don’t want to do anything.<p>This is true even for …

Hackers to Military: Replace Us With Robots? Ha!

<b>LAS VE­GAS</b> — Every year, thou­sands of in­form­a­tion-se­cur­ity spe­cial­ists, com­puter sci­ent­ists, and a few mo­hawked geeks who proudly wear …

Cheap DIY gadget can open most keyless car doors, garages

RollJam costs $32 to make and will get you in. Andy Greenberg profiles the cute wireless widget and its creator, Samy Kamkar, who announced it at …

Home Automation

Crackdown 3 effectively turns your Xbox One into the most powerful console ever made

So, Crackdown 3 might be the most impressive demo I've ever seen. We'll have a full preview up later today, but suffice it to say that all that …

Nextgen

How Peter Voogd Went From Zero To A Six-Figure Income In 6 Months

At age 18, he told himself that he’d never work a normal job again. Now Peter Voogd is a millionaire media entrepreneur and best-selling book author. But generating wealth wasn’t always glamorous for Voogd.<p>“I didn’t even have money to go to the drive-thru,” Voogd recalls. His frustration with …

Entrepreneurship

How to Become a Game Programmer

At least once a month I see the same question pop up on various programming forums I visit – “How do I get into the games industry?”, or a variation …

Innovative company sells simple product for five times the normal price

Companies all around the world are facing an epidemic: mass commoditization. Products and services are becoming commodities faster and faster and margins are disappearing just as quickly, putting great pressure on an organization's bottom line. This trend is not going to slow down; in fact, the …

Innovation

15 Porn Sites That Women Love Watching

A Cosmopolitan writer tells us where ladies go to get turned on.<p><i>Originally published on Cosmopolitan.com</i><p>Women can enjoy porn just as much as guys do. But it's shockingly hard for us to find good porn in which the woman is actually enjoying herself in a realistic way, and doesn't make us feel bad or …

Mad Men

78 years ago, a journalist who studied 500 millionaires realized something about friendships that's still relevant today

In addition to outlining the "secret" to building wealth in 13 principles, he revealed 30 "major causes of failure" that hold many of us back from getting rich, one of them being associating with the wrong crowd.<p>"Men take on the nature and the habits and the power of thought of those with who they …

Self-improvement

The Soviet Union's Insane Plan to Crush NATO in Battle

Altogether, under one scenario contained in a joint Soviet-Hungarian planning document, the Warsaw Pact would unleash 7.5 megatons of nuclear weapons …

Why most of the world’s banks are headed for collapse

This brief article will explain why the world's banking system is unsound, and what differentiates a sound from an unsound bank. I suspect not one person in 1,000 actually understands the difference. As a result, the world's economy is now based upon unsound banks dealing in unsound currencies. …

Profit

35 soul-crushing facts about American income inequality

The money given out in Wall Street bonuses last year was twice the amount all minimum-wage workers earned combined<p>While Hillary Clinton occasionally gives some lip service to the problem of extreme inequality, Bernie Sanders is the only candidate really hammering away at it. He has even blasted the …

Middle-class

Hacking Team hack casts spotlight on murky world of state surveillance

The recent dump of the company’s private documents revealed the blurred moral lines of ‘digital mercenaries’ providing software that could violate human rights<p>In contrast to many of the private companies performing outsourced aggressive surveillance work for the world’s spy agencies, Hacking Team …

Surveillance

One guy launched a website and made millions without hiring a single employee — now he's sold it and could make $100 million

DeLong and his website have an interesting backstory.<p>For a while, ViralNova was a one-man startup run entirely by DeLong and two freelance writers. Together they were able to grow their website to Buzzfeed's size and scale — about 100 million monthly readers — without having any full-time staff or …

Startups

From Meat to Muscle

<b>3. Creating Usable Parts</b><br>From your stomach, the chyme passes into your small intestines. Here, additional enzymes--trypsin and chymotrypsin—act on the amino acid strands to break them into even smaller parts, until only single and double amino acids remain.<p><b>4. Preparing for Delivery</b><br>The amino acids …

7 Steps to Create Giant Success and Live a Fulfilled Life in the Process

NASA experts use what is called "the chain of events" to understand the root causes of failures. In this chain, a cause creates an effect that becomes the cause of a new effect and so on until the failure occurs. If multiple events can connect and lead to a failure, the opposite is true as well. …

Motivation

There’s a dark side to startups, and it haunts 30% of the world’s most brilliant people

For Heinz, it was seeing the surfers at Del Mar. He raised his phone to snap a photo for a friend.<p>Mike Alfred saw the grin on his face, so he took his own photo of his friend's happiness.<p>Heinz's long, curly brown hair is whipping back in the wind secured only by a green San Francisco hat. A black …

Startups

America is addicted to war: Terror, drugs and the existential threats that define us

On issues foreign and domestic, we view everything as a “war.” Our reliance on the term is myopic and destructive<p>War on drugs. War on poverty. War in Afghanistan. War in Iraq. War on terror. The biggest mistake in American policy, foreign and domestic, is looking at everything as war. When a war …

Political Science

Mark Zuckerberg wants everyone to read this sci-fi novel, which is also a favorite of Elon Musk's

Zuckerberg's book club, A Year of Books, has focused on big ideas that influence society and business. For his 13th pick, he's gone with "The Player of Games" by the late Iain M. Banks.<p>It's a sci-fi novel that's part of Banks' "Culture" series, which takes place in a futuristic utopian society …

Science Fiction

Mobility Exercises You Must Do if You Train Hard | Men's Health

A SEAL trains under extremely high loads and grueling conditions like swimming while pulling a weight through the pool or fast roping from a helicopter.<p>The result is a body with compromised movement and mobility, explains Kechijian. If he or she continues to work out with a jeopardized frame, the …

A former Navy SEAL shares some of the hardest truths about leadership

According to Jeff the principles for success are the same in the Navy and the corporate world: self-awareness, open communication, trust — all the fundamentals of leadership that are covered in every HBR article.<p>Trust. Everything stems from trust. Trust in one's competence to execute a task …

Leadership

“I think America is out of hand”: The shocking numbers that reveal just how burnt out American workers are

Productivity has exploded in the American workforce in recent years, but at a terrible cost<p>The American worker is overworked, underpaid, and suffering from severe burnout.<br>This sentiment isn’t populist rhetoric, there are numbers to back it up. A new study from Staples Advantage and WorkPlaceTrends …

Work-life Balance

How Much Muscle Can You Really Gain? | Men's Health

The highlight, though, was a guest posing routine by Tom Platz, a pro bodybuilder with thighs that were easily the size of my waist at the time. His legs reminded me of those pictures we used to draw in grade school of cars with jet engines. It had never occurred to me that a human could pack on …