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The Reason You're Not Successful Is Because You Don't Want To Admit This 1 Thing

You know deep down it's true.<p>Success. Define it.<p>You want to have a certain number in your bank account.<p>You want to build something X amount of people validate and praise.<p>You want to be "remembered" or "known" for something, forever.<p>You want to be seen as the leader, the one who pioneered change.<p>You …

Want an Ivy League Education? These Free Online Courses Are Just as Good

Ivy league schools aren't the only place to get a top quality education.<p>Ivy league schools like Harvard and Yale are the holy grail for young, idealistic students on their way into the real world.<p>But they definitely aren't the only place to get a great education.<p>In fact, the movement towards more …

25 Crockpot Meals That Will Make Back To School A Breeze

Why are slow-cookers so great? Because you can dump a range of vegetables in them in the morning, turn them on and come home to <a …

Ageist and body-shaming Trump statue falls short as art and satire

What has been seen, the saying goes, cannot be unseen, and for Indecline, a self-professed “anarchist art collective”, that was surely the point: on Thursday, the group installed five life-size effigies of Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, in five cities across the US that left …

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7 tips to help you launch a blog

Many PR pros are passionate about blogging and social media.<p>During a recent guest lecture at one of Kirk Hazlett’s Communication classes at Curry …

The 17 equations that changed the course of history

Mathematics is all around us, and it has shaped our understanding of the world in countless ways.<p>In 2013, mathematician and science author Ian …

Mathematics

Men Reveal How They Know A Woman Is Wife Material Vs. Just A Hookup

When you're looking to find someone to settle down and Netflix and chill with forever marriage-style, there are so many factors to consider.<p>Do they want kids? Where do they want to live? Do you both want to buy a house in Prague when you retire (just me?).<p>There are things we can figure out easily, …

How I Learned To Have Mind-Blowing, Intimate Sex Every Time

Sting was sitting on Oprah's couch talking about sex. It was 2003 and I was 30 years old. He waxed poetic about his hourslong lovemaking sessions. …

Want a Successful Marriage? Spouses Should Do These 10 Things For Each Other Often

When the stresses of juggling career and home life get to you, use these positive habits to keep your marriage healthy and strong.<p>What's the secret to a happy and long-lasting marriage for busy professionals and entrepreneurs? No different than anybody else. It's to learn to develop the kind of …

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading-- a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

How nature helps us overcome trauma

Writers have long explored the healing powers of nature. Fiona Macdonald looks at how 21st-Century authors are weaving memoir with landscape in dealing with difficult times.<p>In his book The Moth Snowstorm, Michael McCarthy mentions research carried out in a hospital in the 1980s. Architecture …

What Not To Wear On Vacation

Sue Groenewegen is dressing conservatively. Dan Church plans to blend in. And Robin Smith is wearing “less bling.”<p>It was bound to happen, with all the recent incidents of terrorism and dire State Department warnings. The last thing anyone wants to do this summer, it seems, is to look too American, …

The Man Who Captured Time

Eadweard Muybridge revealed a new universe of motion with his camera, but history has largely obscured his extraordinary accomplishments with photography.<p>The first humans who put paint on stone drew deer, buffalo, horses. They drew all the beasts man knew, and they painted them running.<p>It started …

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Tim Kaine On Education: 7 Things The Vice Presidential Candidate Wants You To Know

Hillary Clinton heads to the Democratic convention this week with her pick for vice president, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, by her side. During her speech on Saturday in Miami, the presumptive presidential nominee praised Kaine for increasing education spending in the state while he was governor as …

Education

We Created the Perfect Cupcake Recipe (And Yes, There’s Lots of Frosting)

From this day forth, you will need no other cupcake recipe.<p>Our resident baking savant and senior associate food editor <b>Claire Saffitz's</b> idea of a good time involves whipping up homemade bagels on the fly. There's no one else we trust more to develop the cupcake recipe of our dreams, and she came up …

Dessert

A startup that wants to end world hunger is starting with a tiny indoor vertical farm

It’s not quite farm to table, but one Berlin supermarket is trying to make urban farming mainstream with a high-tech vertical garden in its produce aisle.<p>A pilot project between wholesale supermarket Metro and indoor farming startup Infarm, the Kräutergarten (‘herb garden’) uses hydroponic …

This Is the Fundamental Missing Piece of Women's Equality

Without data on women's lives, we'll never affect global change.<p>Lilly Ledbetter worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 19 years before she received an anonymous note informing her that she was making thousands of dollars less than her male colleagues. You may remember hearing what happened …

Making Great Coffee in the Great Outdoors

The simple guide to brewing in nature<p>If you’re like Starbucks barista Daniel Castro, nothing beats freshly brewed coffee in the fresh air of the …

5 refreshing summer cocktails and the liquor you need to make them

<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>Anna_Pustynnikova / Shutterstock The summer season brings with it the opportunity to enjoy refreshing adult beverages out in the …

6 easy ways you can help save the bees

Busy as a bee is an accurate statement.<p>According to the Xerces Society, a nonprofit organization working to protect bees, 75% of the world's food crop depends on at least one pollinator, such as the honeybee. (California's pollinator-dependent crop value is about $12 billion a year.)<p>That's a lot …

Why Chicago Is Becoming The Country’s Urban Farming Capital

With a cornucopia of new ag startups, from rooftop greenhouses to high-tech vertical farms, the city’s growing agriculture movement is looking to deliver fresh produce even in the coldest Chicago winter.<p>When you walk into Farmed Here’s 90,000-square-foot warehouse in Bedford Park, a sleepy …

German MPs recognise Armenian 'genocide' amid Turkish fury

<b>The German parliament has approved a resolution declaring that the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One was a "genocide".</b><p>Armenians say up to 1.5 million of their people died in the atrocities of 1915. Turkey says the toll was much lower and rejects the term "genocide".<p>The …

It's Been 4 Days Since This 7-Year-Old Disappeared in a Forest Where He Was Left Alone to Be Disciplined

The area is known to be populated with bears.<p>More than four days ago, the parents of a 7-year-old left their child in the mountains of Hokkaido Island, Japan, <i>The Guardian</i> reports. Though the family originally told police Yamato Tanooka got lost on a family hike, they soon admitted they'd lied about …

Want to Raise Your IQ? Neuroscience Says to Take Up This Easy Habit | Inc.com

Most of us think of IQ as a fixed thing, like an SAT score. You take a test, they tell you how smart you are, and that's that.<p>Turns out that's wrong.<p>Neuroscience is demonstrating that brain functioning is actually far more fluid than previously believed.<p>For example, research out of the University …

The Brain

Massive Protests in Brazil After a Girl Was Blamed for Being Gang-Raped in Rio | VICE News

It was a crime that shocked Brazil and made headlines around the world. A graphic video and photo posted online last week showed a 16-year-old girl, stripped, bloodied, and unconscious after being apparently raped by more than 30 men in a favela in Rio de Janeiro.<p>But the girl's suffering didn't end …

The Strongest Leaders Use This Simple, Powerful Phrase | Inc.com

All entrepreneurs have a mythology, from Steve Jobs to Jack Dorsey. It plugs into our need to tell stories, whether we are the heroes in our own personal lives or the saviors for our deserving customers. More than almost anything else in the animal kingdom, storytelling is in our DNA.<p>In fact, we …

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Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Yulia Grigoryeva/ShutterstockScience often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to …

Make These Healthy Homemade Sports Drinks | Runner's World

Somewhere in the past few decades, maybe after we put a man on the moon, it seemed we started to believe that the more engineered something was, the better. Sports drinks got so techy they were barely recognizable as something you’d willingly put in your body—with a list of ingredients to match. …

Probiotics Are Useless, GMOs Are Fine, and Gluten Is Necessary

A roster of nutrition-myth-busting studies were published this week.<p>The biggest nutrition fads of the last few years have all taken huge blows in the last week. But will anyone listen?<p>Over the last seven days, a roster of myth-busting nutrition studies were published showing probiotics are …