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We Tested Drinks That Say They'll Help You Pass a Drug Test

The results shocked us!<p>When it comes to balancing a professional life with even a casual weed habit, American stoners have a delicate line to walk. Despite being recreationally legal in nine states and medicinally legal in 29, the federal ban on marijuana consumption means employers across the …

The 5 best apps to start investing with little money

<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>Acorns<p>Investing can be a confusing and intimidating activity to get involved with. The future payoff is worth it, but first-time investors …

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The skills kids have at age 5 determine how successful they'll be — and it has nothing to do with reading or writing

It's hard to believe that what your child knows at age five could influence his future chances of success. But that's exactly what a 2015 study published in the "American Journal of Public Health" found.<p>But researchers discovered that the skills that predict future success had nothing to do with …

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Do you watch movies? MoviePass's new deal is unreal and you should sign up today

For what won't be the first or last time, a Netflix exec has completely changed the game. Starting Tuesday, MoviePass, an established app where users …

12 Mind Tricks That Make You Likable and Help You Get Ahead

Dr. Travis Bradberry shows you how to use the brain's natural quirks to your advantage.<p>When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the …

12 Ways to Make Yourself Feel Better in Uncomfortable Situations

There are a lot of uncomfortable moments in life. Here are the techniques you need to get past them.<p>It's the holiday season. I really don't need to say anything else. There will be many uncomfortable situations this year and in the coming years. There will be that one person at your holiday party …

Gasoline And Diesel Mixup Leaves Customers Without Vehicles, With Huge Repair Bills

Gasoline mixups are one of the scarier consumer horror stories out there, since there isn’t much that a motorist can do to prevent or mitigate them. …

Popcorn Time in Your Browser Is the Ultimate 'Netflix For Pirates' [Update: Nope, It's Down]

Torrenting movies isn’t exactly difficult to begin with. But when you take the already-popular ‘Netflix for pirates’ app Popcorn Time, and run it …

Now You Can Really Cut the Cord: Pirate TV Service Now Has 500 Free TV Channels

The biggest barrier for cord cutters today remains the same as it was a month ago and a year ago: live TV. Eliminating your standard pay TV …

18 Ways to Maximize Your Workout and Lose Weight Faster

No more wasting time at the gym.<p>Ask any runner who's naturally slim: There are a bazillion reasons to exercise that have nothing to do with losing weight. But if weight loss is your main motivator, make sure every minute of exercise counts with these tricks to burn more calories during exercise:<p><b>1.</b> …

Kodi 15.0 released – A Media Center and Entertainment Hub for Ubuntu, Mint

<b>Kodi (formerly known as XBMC)is an award-winning free and open source media center for Ubuntu, Mint and other Linux derivatives. It can play videos,</b> …

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Now anybody can use Robinhood, the no-fee trading app backed by Snoop Dogg and Marc Andreessen

And after months of waiting, it's now open to anyone who wants to join.<p>Robinhood , a zero-commission brokerage app for iPhone that launched in December to a 700,000-person waitlist, is now available to the general public.<p>Here's why Robinhood is unlike any existing stock market app.<p>For starters, …

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Giant Fantasy Scenes Created by Photographing Kids on the Floor with Everyday Things

German photographer Jan von Holleben is known for creating imaginative scenes by having kids lie on the ground and carefully arranging everyday …

Spying Software Spots Phone Theft In 2 Minutes, No Password Needed

No PIN codes or thumbprints required.<p>Stolen phones are a logistical pain and a financial burden. As products like Apple Pay attempt to make our phones our identities, the stakes are only getting higher. But do we want every other moment we live to be verified by thumbprint, passcode, or PIN? Is …

Health: 5 Ways To Cheat Effectively

When it comes to taboo substances like alcohol and gluten, there's a better way to be bad.<p>In most instances it is not necessary to adhere to your nutrition/health program 100% of the time. In fact, this can often become an added stressor which can hinder results and lead to those blow ups which can …