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11 Reasons Your Neck Hurts—and What to Do About It

Neck pain can be due to something as simple as sleeping funny or something as serious as meningitis. Find out what might be causing your …

Pain

This Siri Shortcut will automatically text your commute time to your spouse

This Siri Shortcut will send an iMessage to a friend, spouse or other contact telling them how long it will be until you get to their location. Once set up, all you need to do is say something simple (and easy to remember) like “Home soon.”<p>This shortcut uses a brand-new feature in Shortcuts beta …

iOS

This Genius Hack Will Save You Money on Amazon — Every Time You Shop

Plus 10 more tips to find everyday deals.<p>Amazon has upended the retail world by offering shoppers the magical combination of nonstop deals, endless …

eCommerce

Five young players facing what could be make-or-break seasons

Last season, it was first-overall pick Nail Yakupov who saw himself given one more chance to get his career on track. This time, these five young …

NHL

Who will play center on the fourth line?

Key Caps questions: Who will play center on the fourth line?<p><i>The dog days of summer are officially here, but it's never too hot to talk some</i> …

NHL

The TSA Is Testing Airport Security Scanners That Let Travelers Leave Liquids, Electronics in Carry-On Bags

Busy travelers, rejoice. There may soon be one less time-consuming step to clear airport security. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) …

Airports

This former NHL player entered and won a drag competition for Pride

Georges Laraque made quite a statement in a white dress.Former NHL player Georges Laraque created a stir over the weekend with his drag performance …

LGBTQI

This 'smart' coffee maker lets me control just about every aspect of the brewing process — and it's compatible with Amazon Alexa

<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>Amazon<p>I'm not what you would call a coffee snob. Oh, I hung around in a coffee shop all the time during my later high school and early …

Coffee

I Tried 2 Smart Air Conditioners, and the Cheaper Option Is Better

As I, along with the rest of the East Coast, is gripped in yet another wave of 90-degree-plus heat, I thought, "What better time to test two smart …

Smart Homes

Comment: First impressions after nearly a month with Apple’s 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro

Apple’s 2018 MacBook Pro has been available for almost a month now and despite the fact that the update was announced via a press release, this year’s revision brings some notable changes. While everything looks the same on the surface, the 2018 MacBook Pro packs more power, an improved keyboard, …

MacBook Pro

Top Tweets from the Vikings Victory Over the Broncos

The Vikings first-team offense turned heads on social media with a 75-yard drive to open up a Week 1 preseason victory over the Denver Broncos at …

Social Media

Change These Settings on Your New TV for a Better-Looking Picture

If you’re one of those people who buys a brand-new TV, spends hours straining your back trying to place it in your home entertainment center (or …

Tutorials

The one thing to keep in mind before investing your money

Investing money is one of the easiest ways to both save money and grow wealth. Rather than keeping your money stashed away in a savings account, you …

Retirement

Philips’ new Hue lights are ready to take over your home

Philips wants to cover your home from the inside to the outside with its new lineup of smart lightbulbs that debuted today.<p>The new collection includes the smart vanity mirror that leaked last month and has a ton of new lights that are perfect for your bathroom, living room, bedroom, den or even the …

Home Automation

9 easy, cheap ways to upgrade your kitchen

Upgrading your kitchen on a budget can seem impossible. New appliances aren't cheap. Neither are countertops and cabinets. And what if you are renting and can't actually make big changes?<p>Despite those common road blocks, you can still give your kitchen a facelift on the cheap. Here are nine simple …

Countertops

Don’t overpay for these 5 simple car fixes

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>Car owners often overpay, sometimes by hundreds of dollars, to solve problems they could …

Remote Controls

The hottest new Deebot robot vacuum on Amazon is on sale at an all-time low

Ecovacs is one of the best-selling robot vacuum brands on Amazon because it’s Deebot line of robotic vacuums offer unprecedented bang for the buck. …

Tech Trends

3 High-Growth Stocks That Are Just Getting Started

These three well-established companies are still very early in their high-growth years.<p>Growth investing can be hard. It's not uncommon for what …

Investing

Save up to 35% on smart locks at Home Depot: Schlage Camelot handleset $219, more

Today only, as its Special Buy of the Day, Home Depot is taking up to <b>35% off</b> select smart door locks and hardware. Deals start at just <b>$7 shipped</b>, but the Schlage Camelot Smart Lock with handleset has really caught our eye at <b>$219</b>. That’s good for a savings of $80 from the going rate and is the best …

Home Automation

New Epson scanner converts photos from old shoe boxes to the cloud in seconds

Epson wants to help take old photos from a shoebox in the attic to a cloud-backed digital file — on Tuesday, August 7, Epson launched the FastFoto …

Scanners

Pick up a Nest E Smart Thermostat and get a FREE Google Home Mini: $144 ($210 value)

Today only, Beach Camera via Rakuten is currently offering the Nest E Thermostat with FREE Google Home Mini in chalk or charcoal for <b>$143.65 shipped</b> when coupon code <b>SAVE15</b> has been applied at checkout. <b>Note:</b> You’ll need to be logged in to your free Rakuten account to apply this code. That’s a savings …

Google Home Mini

GE’s Sol LED Smart Desk Lamp has Alexa built-in for $83 shipped

Amazon offers the Sol LED Smart Desk Lamp with built-in Alexa for <b>$83.20 shipped</b>. Originally selling for $150, it has been slipping in price throughout July. Today’s offer is a new all-time low and beats our previous mention by $37. For comparison, Best Buy currently has it on sale for $100. Rated …

Smart Homes

Amazon Echo's 'Away Mode' Alexa skill tricks burglars into thinking you're home

Kevin McCallister from <i>Home Alone</i> had some ingenious methods of keeping burglars at bay. A new Alexa skill called Away Mode lets you easily employ one of his tactics.<p>Created by smart home insurance company Hippo, the new Alexa skill aims to "harnesses the power of human awkwardness to ward off …

Smart Homes

7 Really Unusual But Useful Add-ons for Amazon Alexa

Control your home security, fool criminals, and prepare for an interview. All with Alexa.<p>The voice-enabled bot Amazon Alexa has been around for a while now, but it's possible you haven't quite explored all of the add-ons available (in tech parlance, they are known as Skills). That's understandable, …

Smart Homes

Amazon takes 20% off popular smart home accessories for Alexa owners

Amazon is currently offering an <b>extra 20% off</b> a wide selection of smart home accessories when promo code <b>SMARTHOME20</b> <b></b>is applied during checkout. This offer is available to owners of Alexa-enabled devices only. Full terms and conditions can be found below. This includes the rarely-discounted NETGEAR …

TP-Link

Anker launches biggest sale of the year from $5: iPhone cases, cables, USB-C hubs, much more

Anker has launched arguably its biggest sale in recent memory, taking <b>20% off</b> some of its most popular Apple-friendly products with promo code <b>ANKERBTS</b>. This offer delivers deals on our favorite iPhone X cases, Lightning cables and much more. Seriously, don’t miss this one. The usual Prime shipping …

Powerstrip

Want To Make Kids 'Gritty'? Teach Them Stuff

Educators and reformers are mounting an effort to build students’ “grit” and teach them they can boost their intelligence through hard work. But they’re overlooking the damage done every day by a pervasive instructional approach that makes many kids feel like failures.<p>Imagine you’re a third-grader. …

Teaching

Bose’s best wireless noise cancelling headphones just got a rare discount

There’s really no question whatsoever that the Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones are among the best Bluetooth noise cancelling headphones on …

Headphones

7 good reasons to pay for Spotify

Unlike Apple Music, Spotify offers a free, ad-supported version of its service, which poses the question: Should you pay to listen? In addition to removing the ads that interrupt your music-streaming enjoyment, there are seven good reasons to pony up $10 a month for Spotify Premium.<p>No more …

New Albums

9 Products for Sleeping on Planes That Look Ridiculous but Are Actually Amazing

To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including …

Advertising