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4 private spaceflight companies you need to know about

Almost any space nerd will tell you that the future of the space industry hinges upon private spaceflight.<p>Of course, almost anyone with an interest …

9 podcasts to listen to on your summer road trip

Winter may be coming to <i>Game of Thrones</i>, but in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is near. The temperature is rising, the beaches are crowding and …

New York Times

A Stanford University psychologist’s elegant three-step method for creating new habits

If you hate the monotony of running on the treadmill, but drag yourself to the cardio room daily, believing self-torture will eventually become a habit—that’s not heroic; it’s bad design.<p>According to B.J. Fogg, a psychologist and researcher at Stanford University who has studied behavior change for …

This foul-mouthed holiday coloring book is everything you need

LONDON — Are you a fan of cheeky puns and can't resist a bit of colourful language every now and then?<p>Then this Christmas coloring book is everything …

30 gifts for your cat, even if they're an assh*le

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

Google’s former happiness guru developed a three-second brain exercise for finding joy

Chade-Meng Tan, a former engineer, joined Google in 2000 as employee number 107. Though he played an instrumental role in building Google’s mobile search function, among other technological feats, he’s better known for the mindfulness classes he later led for employees. The role earned him the job …

Loyola University

​ISIS Is Not Waging a War Against Western Civilization

A primer for Marco Rubio<p>At least Marco Rubio didn’t answer the attacks in Paris by demanding that the United States accept only Christian refugees. He left that to Ted Cruz.<p>But given the Florida senator’s reputation in GOP circles as a foreign-policy wonk, it’s worth looking in some detail at just …

Political Science

Study: Religious Kids Are Jerks

A study published in the journal Current Biology testing the behavior of Christian, Muslim, and atheist children has found that religious kids are …

9 Easy Ways to Boost Your Memory Now—And Later

You can’t find your keys. The name of your mailman is on the tip of your tongue. Here are surprising tricks that will help you remember stuff …

The Brain

5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

Self-improvement

What to Do First When Managing Former Peers

<i>STEVEN MOORE FOR HBR</i><p>You just learned that you’ve been promoted and will now be managing a team of your former peers — exciting news! That is, until the moment you realize that your good fortune means disappointment for your coworkers who didn’t get the job. When you’re promoted over people who have …

Leadership

In a scientific field in which the words "spookiness" and "weirdness" are used as technical terms, you can be sure of some properly odd things going …

10 Days to Become a Better Leader | Inc.com

Real change in leadership only happens when we make a focused effort. We have to be intentional and determined to make changes. Too often, we nod in agreement with those who say we need to become better at communicating with employees, but them we fail to actually do anything about the problem. Or, …

Employment

25 TED Talks That Will Make You a Better Leader

You can improve your skills by watching lectures from these amazing and brilliant individuals.<p>If you're the owner of a business or someone in a management position, then you know how often employees, colleagues, and partners turn to you when they have questions, concerns, or need advice. Not only …

Self-improvement

20 Surprising Indie And Rock Covers Of Pop Songs You Need To Hear

Tame Impala recently gave Kylie Minogue’s ‘Confide In Me’ a reverb-heavy makeover on Australian radio station Triple J – but what other indie …

Flaming Lips

How to conduct yourself as a leader

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab.<p>As an extrovert, Karl has to learn to put on his "game face" …

Here's an affordable watch that even aficionados will appreciate

<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>Daniel Wellington Men's watches are accessories that can get very expensive very fast.<p>There are worthwhile, sub-$100 timepieces out …

Watches

‘Throwaway ticketing,’ the controversial money-saving trick that airlines don’t want you to know about

The reporter for Think Progress and author of the e-books "How To Fly For Free" and "How To Find Cheap Flights" is so good at it that he has planned a world trip that will take him more than 20,000 miles to 13 countries, all for free.<p>When Business Insider spoke with Keyes, he said one of his …

Flying

20 Smart Apps For Enterpreneurs To Use

A list of great apps for entrepreneurs to increase productivity, manage projects effectively and expand your business with ease!

Apps

This guy has gamed the airline industry so he never has to pay for a flight again

"It's just a day in the office in here essentially," the 28-year-old Keyes told Business Insider. "I've got a nice work space, food, drinks, some Wi-Fi. This is like this whole other world."<p>Keyes, a reporter for Think Progress, gained access to the lounge as a perk from one of his 25 credit cards. …

Credit Cards

6 modern-day Christian terrorist groups our media conveniently ignores

They don’t get the coverage of ISIS or Boko Haram, but organizations like “The Army of God” are no less dangerous<p>The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) recently released an in-depth report on terrorism in the United States. Covering April 2009 to February 2015, the report (titled “The Age of the …

Religion

16 interview questions that are designed to trick you

<b>• Interview questions are often designed to test candidates.</b><p><b>• Some of these questions are obviously difficult, while others are more subtle traps.</b><p><b>• Business Insider spoke to two career experts who listed some especially tricky questions to watch out for and how to answer them.</b><p>Savvy hiring managers …

Employment

9 basic concepts Americans fail to grasp

A lack of worldliness is clouding our vision on everything from sex to economics, and the proof is in our policies<p>To hear the far-right ideologues of Fox News and AM talk radio tell it, life in Europe is hell on Earth. Taxes are high, sexual promiscuity prevails, universal healthcare doesn’t work, …

Tea Party

10 places to see before they change forever | CNN Travel

CNN

The best place to put your router, according to physics

Electromagnetic radiation — it might sound like something that you'd be better off avoiding, but electromagnetic waves of various kinds underpin our …

Physics

OpenSky Founder: Great Companies Are Built by Inspired Employees | Inc.com

The act of starting a business requires founders to have passion, hope, and desire, but leading a company is the act of inspire those same sentiments in others.<p>Just ask OpenSky founder John Caplan, who is also the former CEO of Ford Models and former president of the About Network. At each of these …

Employment

Germany's Most Tricked-Out Theme Park Was Once A Nuclear Reactor

It doesn't get much more sci-fi than this.<p>Germany's Wunderland Kalkar is far from your average family fun zone: the theme park is actually an abandoned nuclear power plant.<p>Originally a nuclear power station, the site "began partial operation" in the 1980s but "did not receive any nuclear …

Travel

A 10-minute timer could revolutionize your productivity

Call me crazy, but I've always preferred sleep to caffeine. But with erratic schedules and tight deadlines, getting six or more hours of sleep per …

National Geographic Travel