Yu-Ching Cheng

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What Everyone Gets Wrong About Introverts

Not antisocial. Not lazy.<p>When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time …

Behavioral Sciences

For your entertainment, a long list of the funniest yearbook quotes

It's that time of year again, time for seniors to dust off their thesauruses and come up with the most clever yearbook quotes they can.<p>Seniors from …

High School

This is exactly how many days in advance you should buy a plane ticket

If you book at the wrong time, you could pay hundreds more than you need to<p>Land these savings.<p>You’ll want to book your domestic flight 70 days before …

The Best Beaches in Southeast Asia, by Country

Paradise has a bad reputation in Southeast Asia. It’s been more than 20 years since Alex Garland’s <i>The Beach</i> first sent scores of backpackers along …

Tamal Ray’s grapefruit-glazed cheesecake recipe

I’ve often pondered whether or not cheesecake really is a cake. Other than being sweet and round, it bears little resemblance to the golden sponges we’re more used to seeing. Perhaps, as a mix of dairy, sugar and eggs, it’s really just a very firmly set custard. Paired with the sharp sweetness of …

Baking

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

Northwestern University

5 Steps to Designing the Perfect Bedroom for Two

Try these tips and tricks to decorate a shared space you’ll both love.<p>Moving in with your significant other is a big milestone. But let's be …

Home Decorating

8 recipes you can make tonight that will give you leftovers all week

After a long day at work or school during the week, for most of us, the last thing we feel like doing when we finally make it home is cooking a meal. …

The 4 gadgets you need to create an amazing smart home setup for under $250

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>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>Amazon<p>If you’ve waited until now to start your smart home, your patience has paid off.<p>Technology has gotten better, cheaper, and smaller …

10 genius products you can buy on Amazon that will completely change the vibe of your house

You’ve done your summer cleaning and now you’re in the process of doing some redecorating for fall. But as anyone who has attempted redecorating can …

Keep clutter at bay with these clever organizing products

I’m always searching for storage products and other organizational tools for my clients. Although I don’t think that bins, baskets and shelves alone can solve someone’s organizational problems, they are helpful in providing a designated place for belongings. Clutter tends to pile up when people …

Laundry Rooms

Shipping container transforms with walls of glass in Argentina

From industrial to rustic<p>Fans of Philip Johnson’s Glass House take note: As it turns out, you too can have <i>something</i> like the modernist icon if you get a shipping container, paint it black, and replace the corrugated steel with sleek walls of glass. How’s the above example for inspiration?<p>Designed …

A Lovely, Low-Maintenance Alternative to Tile Backsplashes

Tile backsplashes, of course, are lovely, but if you don't fancy cleaning all those grout lines, or you're just looking for something a little more …

Home Improvement

In North Carolina, Some Democrats See Their Grim Future

The GOP's moves have many on the left worried their bare-knuckle tactics will spread nationally.<p>In the end, even Phil Berger, the powerful Republican leader of North Carolina’s Senate, couldn’t stop the debacle. A state law that effectively banned legal protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and …

Government