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Professors at America's elite colleges pick one book every student should read in 2017

College professors dole out an incredible amount of required reading to their students.<p>But what if they could only choose one book?<p>When asked, professors at America's most prestigious colleges — those in the top 10, according to US News & World Report — shared with Business Insider the single book …

Books

The Saver's Tax Credit: Free Money to Save For Retirement

Image source: Getty Images.<p>It's fairly common knowledge that contributions to your 401(k), traditional IRA (individual retirement account), and other pre-tax retirement accounts are generally tax-deductible. However, many people aren't aware of the other major retirement savings tax break, the …

Learn any of these 16 programming languages and you'll always have a job

Someone has to write that software. Why not you?<p>There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others.<p>When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — even as newer …

Programming Languages

These 12 gluten-free dessert recipes are the stuff of food-filled dreams

Whether you’ve got celiac disease or you’re slightly gluten-intolerant, finding foods you love that won’t irritate your stomach can be a daunting …

Eight Lessons for Digital Leaders

This month marks the fifteen-year anniversary of Real Story Group, a proud milestone for us. But in this post I'd like to share eight lessons in the …

Innovation

5 Tips for Learning Coding (With No Prior Experience)

The only way to develop a comprehensive understanding of coding is by first building a foundational knowledge of how and why programming does certain things.<p>At a time when certain job professions are withering away at the hands of technology and automation, there's one skill set that continues to …

Tutorials

What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking?

column | Technology in School<p>What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking?<p>By Sheena Vaidyanathan (Columnist)     Aug 6, 2016<p>Sheena …

Want to do your own analytics? Google's free Data Studio takes on Microsoft's Power BI

Google has rolled out a free version of its Data Studio 360, the data visualization toolset for building reports and charts from multiple data …

Power BI

5 Roth IRA investing tips that could earn you thousands

The Roth IRA hasn't been around as long as its traditional IRA counterpart, but the tax-free nature of the Roth in retirement opens up some unique opportunities for those willing to add them to their overall retirement savings arsenal. In general, because you don't have to worry about paying taxes …

Retirement

The AB Testing Process that Empowers Marketers

• SHARES<p>At Conversion Sciences, conversion optimization is so important that we think every site should benefit from it. We take every chance to teach …

Performance Testing

How to Perform a Crossover Stepup | Men's Health

If you perform the crossover stepup at a slow tempo, you’ll challenge your stability, coordination, and strength.<p>Try it: Perform reps for 50 seconds, and then rest for 10 seconds. Switch sides and repeat. Do this for 10 minutes straight.<p>And if you go at a <i>fast</i> tempo, you’ll trigger a metabolic …

The DETOX Workouts: Four Moves to Attack Your Fat Cells

This is the third day of the <b>DETOX</b> plan as demonstrated by John Gioffre. For the complete program, go to mensfitness.com/Detox<p><b>THE WORKOUT</b><p>Complete 3 …

The Two Personality Traits Millennials Need To Sell Themselves In Any Industry

Someone once told me that he’s “the kind of guy” who washes his hands with hot water right before meetings to deliver a warm handshake.<p>A self-proclaimed salesman, he was the embodiment of extraversion. I admired him because I feel uncomfortable promoting myself and prefer self-deprecation. But, …

Personality

Exclusive: Adobe Labs is making it easier to create content

Creating content on the Web can be tedious, but Adobe thinks it’s cracked the code. A new Adobe Labs project is not only trying to help us stay creative, but also building content for multiple delivery mediums.<p>First, ‘Smart Authoring’ monitors your text input, then pulls in related content and …

The 9 Best Marketing And Sales Analytics - Every Manager Should Know About

Sales and marketing analytics are essential to unlocking commercially relevant insights, increasing revenue and profitability, and improving brand perception. With the help of the right analytics, you can uncover new markets, new audience niches, areas for future development and much more. Let’s …

Marketing

5 Tools to Help You Be a More Effective Communicator

Words. We like them. Words are good things. Words can make people buy our products through changing of their minds, which for revenue is also good. …

Marketing

5 secrets to awesome user design

Crafting user experience can be a challenge – you need to anticipate your users’ needs and make educated guesses and decisions on their behalf. Combining this with a plethora of other project requirements, such as content creation and coding, makes it easy to become overwhelmed.<p>While there is much …

UX Design

If you want to work in tech, you need to know these two essential programming languages

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Welcome: A Note from the Editors

A note from the editors<p>1912 Pike. It’s the address of our first store in Seattle, started by a few people that had an intense love for coffee and …

Coffee
Israel

Tech Startups Are Prodding the Dinosaur That Is the Insurance Industry

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Here’s a sentence you don’t read every day: Insurance is so hot right now.<p>Entrepreneurs and investors have finally woken up to the opportunity in the insurance industry. At $831.5 million, investment in insurance tech this year is already …

Startups

13 simple ways to improve your finances in an hour or less

Managing your money successfully to start accumulating wealth doesn't require a financial planner or MBA.<p>In fact, there are several actions you can take today to set yourself up for future financial success — and many of them aren't even time intensive.<p>We rounded up 13 simple strategies that won't …

Personal Finance

14 Tips For Getting Much More Out Of Gmail

No one <i>likes</i> email, but it's an inevitable part of life for most modern humans. A 2013 study estimated that people spend 13 hours every week sorting through it, which is terrible.<p>And for a whole lot of people, those 13 hours are spent on Gmail -- around the world, 900 million people use it. It's a …

Productivity

How the most successful people manage their time

We seek work-life balance but it seems there's never enough time to get it all done.<p>And yet we all know there are people who accomplish a lot more than we do in a day — and they don't have magic powers.<p><b>How do the most successful people manage their time?</b><p>Laura Vanderkam talked to a number of those …

Time Management

The Best Way To Get To And From The Airport In 12 Major Cities

You've booked a trip and you're excited to get away. However, there are some logistics to think about before you can really settle into vacation mode. The first consideration: How are you going to get to and from the airport? If you are not looking to ante up for a taxi or Uber, don't fret. There …

Trains

Nike confirms self-lacing sneakers from 'Back to the Future' are real

<b>Update: 10/21/15, 3:30 p.m. ET</b>: The Michael J. Fox Foundation has confirmed the self-lacing Nike Mag sneakers will be released in 2016.<p>Marty McFly's …

RANKED: The 50 best suburbs in America

The US is full of incredible places to live — cities, yes, but also unique small towns and villages that people call home.<p>After examining data on 2,754 municipalities across the country, we put together a list of America's 50 best suburbs. We considered suburbs with populations between 5,000 and …

Demographics

Microsoft Surface Book review

I’ve always wanted Microsoft to build a laptop.<p>Some days I’ll be seated on my couch, other days I’ll be seated on the floor of a convention center or press event, so I need a laptop that just works and won’t annoy me when I’m in the middle of writing an article. The Surface line (from the RT right …

Note-Taking

Tesla’s coolest new feature has a huge problem

Tesla’s latest feature is steering some drivers off the highway, Business Insider reported Wednesday.<p>Owners of Tesla (TSLA) cars that include the new …

Tesla

The 8 Best Ways to Stream TV and Movies for Free

"Cutting the cord" to cable and satellite TV seems to be everyone's dream these days. However, getting rid of your cable bill often only makes sense …

Televisions