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The one online class every entrepreneur should take

<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>Shutterstock Having a good idea isn't enough.<p>If you want to become the next Mark Zuckerberg or Evan Spiegel, you'll need to raise enough …

Startups

Best job search websites

The job market isn't as dire as it was six or seven years ago, yet finding employment still feels like work in and of itself. As more and more college degrees are issued each year, the prospective pool of employables -- your competition, that is -- grows proportionally. To stay ahead of the curve …

A quiet education revolution worldwide is giving kids the skills to be 21st-century citizens

As a child, Dana Narvaiša hated school. Her teachers thought she asked too many questions and her English instructor used to gleefully skip over her when it was time to read aloud to the class.<p>Narvaiša now runs Cesis New Primary School in a town of 40,000 people, about an hour and a half from Riga, …

This Man Planned the Most Efficient U.S. Road Trip of All Time

All the state capitols in the lower 48, in one trip.<p>Hitting the open road and driving into the sunset is a romantic notion, but most of us need a …

10 New Women-Led Fashion Brands You Should Start Shopping Now

For us, by us.<p>Take a count of the number of male designers in the fashion industry and you will find, that there are so many of them. Here, we salute 10 up-and-coming women-centric brands, because no matter what the numbers say—who run the world? Girls.

11 time-saving Microsoft Word hacks you won't know how you lived without

Microsoft Word tips? I know what you’re thinking: Is it 1995 again? <i>Am I back in seventh grade?</i><p>No – we’re definitely squarely in 2016. But that …

Software

Flag app sends you museum quality photo print for FREE!

If your smartphone dies tomorrow, or your hard drive fails, what will happen to all of your precious photos?<p>If you’re lucky, you’ve backed them up to …

10 Parenting Habits to Develop Before Your Child Becomes a Teen

I started parenting habits prior to the "dreaded teen years" that I hope will carry my influence further and create a positive relationship with my …

Parenting

The holy grail of ramen dishes

While Tokyo has Japan’s only Michelin-starred ramen restaurant, the noodle consistently voted as the nation’s most delicious comes from a tiny, family-run shop in Wakayama City.<p>I watched without blinking as a row of six hands performed a bullet-fast dance: a splash of soy sauce, a shower of …

Japan

10 amazing spots you never thought to visit in the U.S.

Oh happy day! Travel guide company Lonely Planet just came out with its top 10 “unexpectedly exciting” places to visit in the U.S., and there’s a TON …

This Addictive Home-Design App Lets You “Try On” New Decor

With a new round of funding, Modsy aims to launch its 3-D design tool out of beta this summer.<p>Shanna Tellerman wants to help you redecorate your home. She’s not a designer, furniture aficionado, or personal shopper. She’s the founder and CEO of a company called Modsy that rolls all of the …

Blunt Prescriptions For The Parenting That Children Really Need (Hints For The Workplace, Too)

We recently welcomed beautiful Adeline into our family. She’s our first great grandchild. As I looked into her eyes for the first time, I found myself wondering what life would be for her. What would the world be like when <i>she’s</i> a parent and grandparent? Or, even less remotely, what would the world …

Self Control

12 best parenting posts on Facebook this week

Parents are funny — especially on Facebook! And we love them for it — <i>especially</i> as 2016 swings into gear.<p>As parents all over Facebook post about their healthy cleanses and new exercise regimes, how they’re reorganizing their homes top to bottom and resolving to achieve parenting perfection, these …

Parenting

7 Affordable Online Stores That Are About to Become Your New Zara

Forgive me, checking account, for I have sinned.<p>It's the first-worldliest of #firstworldproblems, but shopper's block is 1) very real and 2) *very* annoying when you're in need—not want—of new clothes. Put a pause on your regular retail routine and make way for seven of the high street's newest, …

Woman’s Hilarious Parody Portraits Recreate Popular Celebrity Instagram Photos

Comedian Celeste Barber set out to prove that while celebrity Instagram photos may be interesting to look at and admire, they aren't always realistic. She created the #CelesteChallengeAccepted project that follows her as she attempts to recreate some of the most unique social media snapshots of …

Social Media

#BeautySchool: What Your Skin Is Doing While You Sleep

11 PM to 12 AM is the magic hour.<p><b>Question: With the exception of sunscreen, why do I have to treat my skin differently from day to night? Can it really tell the difference between AM-and-PM-targeted products?</b><p><b>Answer:</b> Yes—your skin, a complex organ that functions like a body clock with a circadian …

The Italian town with an ancient secret

Made in the Sicilian town of Modica, this Aztec-inspired chocolate is one of the world’s best-kept secrets.<p>One hot day in May, I opened the door of a tiny Sicilian café and found a lone elderly woman sitting in the dark. Not realising the café was closed, I told her – in poor Italian – of my quest …

Italy

Teacher Uses LEGO Blocks to Effectively Improve Children’s Math Skills

LEGO blocks are commonly used to build colorful structures, but they can also effectively help kids with their math skills. According to school teacher Alycia Zimmerman, these plastic blocks allow students to develop their spatial and proportional awareness in a creative manner. Since LEGOs are …

Lego

The 3 best holiday gifts for tech-loving kids, according to Melinda Gates

Now Gates' wife Melinda has joined in to share her favorite gifts for the kid who loves science, tech, engineering, and math (STEM).<p>Each gift recalls a piece of her own childhood, Gates wrote in a recent Medium post .<p>"As I've raised my own three kids, I've tried to do for them what my dad did for …

Kids

Why Is My Daughter Aggressive at Home and an Angel Everywhere Else?

<i>I have an eleven-year old daughter who gets angry very easily. When I nicely try to explain why she can't have what she wants, she yells, slams doors, or even throws things. She is perfectly fine at school or at other people's houses. Why does she have these temper tantrums when she is at home, and</i> …

Cancer blogger tops ebook chart by making peace with her illness

Sophie Sabbage’s bestseller, The Cancer Whisperer, tells how she tries to learn from the disease and not fear it<p>It was the “stoical silence” that made Sophie Sabbage write her book while she was supposed to be dead.<p>“I was sitting in this NHS waiting room and that’s what it was, stoical silence, …

Fashion Photos with Outfits Made from Trash Found in Polluted Areas of Senegal

“The Prophesy” is a striking series of photographs by photographer Fabrice Monteiro that shines light on the problem of pollution in Africa, yet …

The 5 C's of Effective Discipline: Setting Rules for Children

People don’t just stumble upon good parenting. Parenting well, like any other skill in life, is something we learn not just through what we were …

Mental Disorders

Photographer Nick Ut Revisits the Place Where He Shot ‘Napalm Girl’

This past Monday, photojournalist Nick Ut paid a visit to the location in Vietnam where he photographed his Pulitzer Prize-winning photo titled …

Generation X's Parenting Problem

<i>By Anjali Enjeti</i><p>You remember childhood, don't you?<p>We wore our house keys around our necks like dog tags, walked home from school alone and let ourselves inside while our parents were still at work. We crossed busy intersections during rush hour to purchase bubble gum cigarettes with change from …

Students Share What They Wish Their Teacher Knew

Third grade teacher Kyle Schwartz wanted to better understand her students' lives, so she asked them directly. In her Doull Elementary class in Denver, CO, she had students write down what they wish Schwartz knew, and they openly shared pieces of their home and school life.<p>"As a new teacher, I …

Teaching

15 Indie Brands to Clothe Your Kiddos in A+ Style

Your kid’s style is automatically an extension of yours, so naturally you always want to make sure they look their best. The only problem is that getting to the store can be a bit of a hassle with a little one in tow. Instead of dragging them along and spending an entire day fighting the crowds at …