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How WeWork became the most hyped startup in the world

On a Thursday morning in March, a group of young professionals file through the security gates of a co-working space in Moorgate, tapping their …

WeWork

Why Are We So Fascinated by Cults?

In March, I sent an announcement around to friends and colleagues: watch out for my new novel, <i>Buddhism for Western Children</i>. It’s a spiraling story of a powerful, manipulative guru versus a boy who must escape to recover his will, I wrote, and it profiles Western lust for Eastern spiritual mystique …

Literature

Much of the modern world is explained by one population spike

We like to think of the story of human growth as a single, long ascent. In fact, it’s a solitary spike. The population growth rate hovered just above zero for more than 10,000 years. Only after something happened in the 1700s did the growth rate begin to climb, and climb, and climb.<p>With the …

Geography

Oscars 2018: See the Complete Winners List

The Shape of Water was the biggest winner of the night, taking home best picture and director.<p>On Sunday night, <b>Jimmy Kimmel</b> welcomed us to the 90th Academy Awards—a landmark evening that made history in a variety of ways even before the first awards were handed out—with an opening monologue that …

Alcohol and Medication: These Are the Medications You Should Never Mix With Alcohol

Recently, <i>Bachelor</i> and <i>Bachelor in Paradise</i> contestant Corinne Olympios spoke to <i>Good Morning America</i> about the dangers associated with mixing alcohol …

The new Harbin Opera House is a force of nature - CNN Style

Written by Kate Springer, CNN<p>The mind-bending ice sculptures at Harbin's annual winter festival may have put the northern Chinese city on the map. But this year, it's the new Harbin Opera House that's stealing the show.<p>From above, the blazing white 850,349-square-foot venue looks like an extension …

Outdoor Spaces

The smart bots are coming and this one is brilliant

Because the new model for interaction is conversation, bots can easily be launched from open protocols like SMS or email. I don’t need to find Amy in the app store, make space for it on my smartphone homescreen, or create a username and password. I give it access to my Google account, CC it on my …

Bots

Could this venture-backed zero energy house revolutionize the home building industry?

What if you could buy an affordable Zero Energy home that could be erected on your property in a matter of days, instead of the many months it …

Home Building

Business Insider Intelligence Research Store

EXCLUSIVE OFFER<p><i>Newsletters</i> from BI Intelligence are currently read by thousands of business professionals first thing every morning. Fortune 1000 companies, startups, digital agencies, investment firms, and media conglomerates rely on our newsletters to keep atop the key trends shaping their …

How to Master Microsoft Office Word

Microsoft Word is easily the biggest, most popular word processing program available, but it does a lot more than just edit text and TPS reports. If …

Software

VPN roundup: Choose the digital security that’s right for you

When it comes to online data security, most of the public is unaware that their information is ripe for the taking without any protective measures. That’s what makes VPN services so important: in an era of surveillance, spying and sabotage, proactive measures are necessary to safeguard your data.<p>A …

Apple will start charging for iTunes Radio on January 28th

Beats 1 will be the only way to listen for free<p>Apple just sent out an email alerting customers that iTunes Radio, the company's answer to Pandora, will no longer be free as of January 28th. "All radio stations except for Beats 1 will be available exclusively to Apple Music members," the message …

14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

Famed architect Shigeru Ban builds quake-proof homes from rubble in Nepal

TOKYO - After twin earthquakes in April and May claimed 9,000 lives and left vast swathes of Nepal in ruins, survivors worried if they reused the brick rubble, they would end up with the same vulnerable, seismically unsound structures.<p>Japanese architect Shigeru Ban (C) shows a prototype of the …

Natural Disasters

10 Best Illustrators of 2015

Illustration encompasses many areas of our visual culture. It’s the picture on your coffee cup and a clever advertisement you see while going to …

Peter Zumthor: Different Kinds of Silence

We visited Peter Zumthor -- one of the world's leading architects -- in his studio in Switzerland. In this extensive and rare biographical video interview he tells the captivating story of his childhood, his studies in NYC and his parents' strong influence.<p>Zumthor -- who works from the small town …

There's a Rainbow-Colored Island Hiding in Northern Italy

Even if you never visit Burano, photos of the technicolor buildings will instantly cheer you up.<p>While we've seen some particularly colorful homes in New Orleans and a completely blue city in Morocco, we had to admit that Burano, Italy might win the prize for embracing vivid color in its …

Northern Italy

This Cape Town Estate Is an Unparalleled Masterpiece of Architecture and Design

A marquee ridge in South Africa hosts a world-class home with transparency, tactility, and swagger…<p>Originally published in the November/December …

Architecture

Top 5 Most Innovative Green Bridges on the Planet

1/7<p>London Bridge by Chetwood Architects<p>Design and engineering innovations over the last two decades have had a dramatic impact on our ability to …

London Bridge

8 Easy Magic Tricks For You To Show Off At Parites

Everyone is fascinated with magic tricks, but few realize how easy most of them are to perform. As a kid, you may have gotten a magic kit as a …

Japan's insanely tiny homes are the future of cities

Tiny homes are exotic to many of us, but they are extraordinarily functional as a reprieve from the busy neighborhoods of Tokyo.<p>As I discuss in my book, "The Hyperlocalization of Architecture," the secret to these Japanese tiny houses is not only the imaginative designs, influenced by centuries-old …

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14 Tips For Getting Much More Out Of Gmail

Free yourself from your inbox.<p>No one <i>likes</i> email, but it's an inevitable part of life for most modern humans. A 2013 study estimated that people spend 13 hours every week sorting through it, which is terrible.<p>And for a whole lot of people, those 13 hours are spent on Gmail -- around the world, 900 …