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107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<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>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

College & University

Donald Trump steps up attacks on Amazon

<b>President Donald Trump has stepped up his attacks on Amazon, suggesting the online retail giant is ripping off the US Postal Service.</b><p>The US Post Office would lose $1.50 (£1.07) "on average for each package it delivers for Amazon", he tweeted, but supporters of Amazon dispute this.<p>Mr Trump also said …

12 New Ways to Eat Corn This Summer

If you haven't noticed, we talk a lot about nose-to-tail eating. Pork tenderloin for dinner? We want offal and <i>sanguinaccio dolce</i>, too. Roasting a whole chicken? We’ll have wings one night and drumsticks the next, then use the bones for stock when we're done. We waste not; we want not -- and that …

Cooking

10-Minute Workout For a Flat Belly and Perfect Posture

Get ready for a six-pack abs and perfect posture workout with Jason Wimberly, founder of The Wall, an LA-based fitness studio that combines indoor cycling with serious strength training. Grab an exercise band if you've got one — no worries if you don't; the workout will still work you — and get …

'Very strong' Democratic sentiment to oppose GOP budget bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said Wednesday there's "very, very strong" sentiment among Democrats in the chamber to oppose GOP-drafted legislation to keep the government's doors open, comments that could indicate the chances are increasing that the government could shut down …

Health Care

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

According to Donald Trump, the First Amendment Only Applies to Donald Trump

To hear Donald Trump tell it, he’s neither racist nor sexist. “I have a great relationship with the blacks,” he once boasted, in a statement whose awkward syntax would suggest otherwise. “I’m the least racist person,” he added this year. And, just to be clear, “I cherish women,” he’s vowed …

Donald Trump

Learn a new language on your phone

Use your commute to pick up a foreign lingo.<p>We think of our phones as time wasters. But you might be surprised at how much you can gain from the apps on this pocket computer. With five minutes here and five minutes there, you can even pick up a new language, or polish up your existing knowledge. …

Language Learning

PSA: Using a VPN can protect your browsing history as Congress allows ISPs to sell it

Well, it’s official. Both the Senate and the House voted to overturn privacy rules created by the FCC, and your ISP will now be free to sell your Internet browsing history and location data to advertisers.<p>Internet service providers will have a few expenses to set off against this revenue stream – …

Privacy

One Year In, Five Lessons Learned

The new year has already brought about significant changes to our world, including the way some of us travel. It also commemorates, less significantly, the one-year anniversary of my taking over the Frugal Traveler column. (No applause, please.) The old cliché “time flies” rings true: It really …

Travel

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4 Proven Ways to Increase Your Motivation to Exercise

Workout motivation. You don’t have any. You know exercise is good… and you still don’t do it. You’re not alone.<p>We all want a magic pill that makes us …

Antidepressants

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 21 – The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S Kuhn (1962)

Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996) did not invent the concept of scientific revolution, but he gave it a special meaning and created a phrase – “paradigm shift” – so popular that it received the ultimate accolade: no fewer than four <i>New Yorker</i> spoofings (from 1974 to 2009). On its first appearance, we find a …

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Americans can study in Germany for free, in English. An increasing number are doing it.

Tuition to U.S. universities has surged 500 percent since 1985 and continues to rise. But German universities offer free education to everyone -- including Americans.<p>The number of American students enrolled in German universities has risen steadily in recent years. Currently, an estimated 10,000 …

Higher Education

What is the Anthropocene?

Soon, scientists will decide whether the word Anthropocene should be formally added to the Geologic Time Scale. It indicates a world shaped by human …

Earth Science

15 ways the world will be terrifying in 2050

But despite our technological advances, humanity has failed to solve many of its problems. The world hasn't weaned itself off fossil fuels or antibiotics, protected the rain forest, or reduced the stigma surrounding mental illness. We haven't flood-proofed our cities or protected our energy grids …

Investors to Washington: You're confusing us

Investors like clarity, and Washington hasn't been serving up a lot of it.<p>The Federal Reserve has kept everyone guessing when it will start raising interest rates. It wasn't September, as many expected? Maybe in October? Maybe in December?<p>And some in Congress have been threatening a return to their …

Stock Markets

And now, the world’s teeniest remote-controlled R2-D2 toy

There’s nothing worse than being replaced, which means it’s probably been a hard few months for R2-D2 ever since BB-8 stole the internet’s collective …

Fox News Apologizes for Impressively Dumb and Wrong Islam Facts

Did you know there are "actually Muslim religious police" in London and some English cities are "totally Muslim" "no-go-zones" where "where …

Tolstoy’s Reading List: Essential Books for Each Stage of Life

Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, Leo Tolstoy succumbed to a deep spiritual crisis and decided to pull himself out by finding the meaning of life. He did so largely by reading voraciously across the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions, discovering great similarities in how they …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Inventions

How computers change the way we learn

Can technology improve the way we learn and think? Google’s head of research argues we're headed into a new era of education.<p>“This discovery of yours will create forgetfulness in the learners' souls, because they will not use their memories,” a concerned commentator once spoke of a new technology. …

Distance Learning

How Politics Breaks Our Brains, and How We Can Put Them Back Together

I’m ly­ing in the met­al coffin of an MRI ma­chine, listen­ing to what sounds like jack­ham­mers and smelling my own breath go stale. My head is …

Critical Thinking

5 Health Myths That Aren't True

<b>The truth:</b> Digestion and exercise both need your blood, but as long as you’re not gunning it like Michael Phelps after chowing down, you’re fine. “As with any exercise immediately after eating, you might feel somewhat uncomfortable after a big meal, but it’s very unlikely you’d be completely …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness

Quantum Mechanics Saves Grandfathers From Time Travelers

Probability solves a great question of time travel. Well, probably.<p>Mention time travel at a nerd party, and other guests will immediately respond with a grim conundrum: What happens if a time traveler goes back in time and kills one of his ancestors? This is the “Grandfather Paradox.” In a …

Quantum Mechanics

Confirmed: Microbial life found half mile below Antarctic ice sheet

In an icy lake half a mile beneath the Antarctic ice sheet, scientists have discovered a diverse ecosystem of single-celled organisms that have managed to survive without ever seeing the light of the sun.<p>The discovery, reported Wednesday in the journal Nature is not so much a surprise as a triumph …