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One day only: A year of the world’s best antivirus software for $19.99

Amazon always has great daily deals but today the nation’s top online retailer might have outdone itself this time. Whether you use a Windows PC or a …

Tech Trends

How to Get Jennifer Lawrence's Superhero Abs

Her former trainer, Dalton Wong, shares some diet and fitness tips, plus an easy to follow workout.<p>As we all know, Jennifer Lawrence is a junk food lover.<p>But despite her proclivity for pizza and fries, she's also maintained a killer physique. One person she can thank for that? Dalton Wong, her …

Exercise

5 Very Good Reasons to STOP Counting Calories

Ask the food giants and they'll tell you weight maintenance is all about calories in and calories out (CICO). Mainly, so they can keep selling you their packaged garbage full of sugar and soybean oil, but also because that places the responsibility on YOU, not them!<p><i>"If you had properly managed your</i> …

How to get super-fast Wi-Fi in every room

Not so long ago, configuring a couple of computers so they could talk to each other meant buying expensive hardware, hooking it up to a serial port, …

Apps of the month: February 2016

GUIDES BY LONELY PLANET<p><b>Android/iOS</b><p>The latest app for travellers from Lonely Planet, this does a good – and free! – job of transferring some of the city guides from its books to the small screen. Dozens of cities are available at launch, with maps that you can store offline – a useful</b> …

Apps

The Only 7 Gym Machines Worth Using

Despite the fact that kettlebells and bodyweight workouts might win the gym popularity contest right now, fitness pros agree: Not only are exercise …

Workouts

Easy Overnight Oats Recipe with Blueberries, Pecans and Flax Seeds

<i>This Easy Overnight Oats Recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BringYourBestBowl</i> …

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring personal podcasting, figuring out what to watch and drawing your own story.

Wireless Routers 101

Introduction<p>A wireless router is the central piece of gear for a residential network. It manages network traffic between the Internet (via the modem) …

Is homework stupid?

The average American high-school student spends seven hours a week on homework. The average for students across all developed countries is about five hours (pdf).<p>Is it all a colossal waste of time?<p>Mark Barnes, a former teacher and author, says yes. He tells Quartz his experience teaching, and …

Teaching

12 Reasons To Love Iskra Lawrence, Aerie's Unretouched Role Model

"I workout to feel strong & fit but also so I can eat some damn good brownies."<p>Aerie made major waves when it dropped the first Photoshop-free #aeriereal campaign back in 2014, and has continued to use a slew of unretouched models to promote the brand's underwear. U.K.-based model Iskra Lawrence, …

Introduction to Microsoft R Open

Presented by David Smith, R Community Lead, Jan 28 2015<p>Data Science is a strategic initiative for most companies today, who seek to understand the wealth of data now available to them to understand patterns, make forcecasts, and build data-driven products and process. The open-source R language is …

23 Free Health And Fitness Apps You Need To Download Immediately

Whether you're trying to lose weight, train for a 5k, or just track your sodium intake, there's an app for that.<p>Response in this post have been edited and condensed for clarity.

How Apps Are Replacing Coaches With Personalized Training Plans

Gone are the days of the one-size-fits-all online training plan. Now apps like BodBot, runcoach, and Today’s Plan promise personalized schedules that adapt as you improve—or slack off. They’re a boon to athletes around the world, for sure. But don’t expect the Internet to kill good old-fashioned …

7 Job Certifications That Will Help You Earn More

Bonus: all are offered online.<p>A certification can strengthen your degree, and maybe even improve your income. Better still? It can do all this …

It’s Time to Stop Eating Bagged Salads [Updated]

It pains me to say this, because I’m lazy. But after the umpteenth outbreak of food poisoning from bags of freshly washed greenery, I think it’s time …

7 ways mentally strong people handle stress

In fact, they view adversity as an opportunity for self-growth.<p>Whether they're dealing with financial setbacks, health problems, or workplace difficulties, mentally strong people don't let stress drag them down.<p>Here are seven ways mentally strong people handle stress effectively:<p>While some people …

How a Lincoln High teacher gets all his students to pass the AP Calculus exam

Yom, as the students call their Lincoln High calculus teacher, is at the blackboard with marker in hand.<p>He can't be stopped.<p>Left to right he works, light on his feet, flicking out triangles, stacking towers of numbers, turning Room 754 into a gallery of cave art.<p>And here's the really impressive …

Lifetime Learners Should Try These Time-Tested Techniques

It's never too late to learn something new. You have decided to become a lifetime learner? Find out the techniques that dedicated learners use.

HugeDomains.com - DietFollow.com is for sale (Diet Follow)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Help Wanted: 1,000 Cybersecurity Jobs At OPM, Post-Hack Hiring Approved By DHS

There are one million cybersecurity job openings in 2016. Where are all of those jobs? This week we take a look at the cybersecurity job boom in the U.S. government sector.<p>The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) suffered the largest cyber attack over the past year, resulting in the theft of …

Cybersecurity

There’s a lot we’re not learning when we try to learn online

Online learning, in 2016, is no longer the cautious experiment it once was. Universities all over the world are warming up to the idea of internet-based degree programs, while free online education—popularly offered in the form of massive open online courses, or MOOCs—remains a booming area.<p>There …

30 Websites That Will Pay You for Things You Already Do

You may not be interested in investing 40 hours a week into getting rich online, but you can still make money online in this digital age. You don’t …

This coupon crash course will pay off for years

On any given day, more than 10,000 coupons are available online, but most of them aren't worth your time.<p>Savings expert Matt Granite has weeded through the Web to find you the most reliable coupon sites and rewards apps.<p>Watch the video above for his picks plus the five stores you should never shop …

Compensation

The Only 8 Moves Necessary to Be Fit and Build Muscle

We train to be fit and to build muscle by doing a myriad of exercises and different moves, adding weight as we get stronger. That’s how we load the …

11 Lessons You Can Learn From My 38-Day Fast

As some of you know I have just completed a 38-day fast to cure myself of chronic illness. I was inspired by Tyler Tolman’s interview here on …

This company in Houston is giving $100,000 bonuses to each of its 1,381 employees, from receptionists to execs

Twenty-six-year-old Hilcorp, which has appeared on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work list for three years running, has handed out $100,000 bonuses to each of its staffers, which amounts to a company-wide payout of more than $138 million.<p>"It's just a true gift," Hilcorp's receptionist, Amanda …

If you have a great idea for an app, learning to code through this course can help bring it to life

<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>Justin Sullivan/Getty Images In June 2015 Apple announced that over 100 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store to iPhones …

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …