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Want to Raise a Trail-Blazing Daughter? 'The Notorious RBG' Says Do These 7 Things

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a few words of advice for you.<p>Ruth Bader Ginsburg is perhaps an unlikely rock star: an 83-year-old U.S. Supreme Court justice who was described as "dour," "quiet and reserved," and a "late-blooming feminist" when she was nominated to the court in …

A History of Punctuation for the Internet Age

“People don’t know why they get so upset about language,” David Crystal told me recently, over Skype from his home in Wales. “ ‘Potato’s,’ with an apostrophe ‘S,’ ” he offered, as an example of the kind of thing that drives some people batty, “but you ask them, ‘Why are you so upset?’, and they …

Linguistics

War Goes Viral

How social media is being weaponized across the world<p>Like most every­thing today, the campaign was launched with a hashtag. But instead of promoting a new album or a movie release, #AllEyesOnISIS announced the 2014 invasion of northern Iraq—a bloody takeover that still haunts global politics two …

Social Media

Your Android phone is too damn nosy

Where are you right now? Can I see a list of everyone you know? Can I look through your photos?<p>Those are impertinent questions from any source, including your smartphone. So it's no surprise that people who use Google's Android smartphone software wish they could say "no" more often. That's …

Top 10 Travel stories of 2015

Find the secret to being nicer, learn about the cheese that can’t be moved and discover endless reasons to love the world.<p>This year, we went on some incredible adventures together – but you definitely had your favourites.<p>From finding out the right way to drink whisky in Scotland to discovering …

Top 10

14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

Apps

Apple Loop: New iPhone Launch Date Leaks, Surface Pro 4 Vs. iPad Pro, Apple Abandons Headphone Jack

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the leaked release date of the iPhone Mini, a review of the new MacBook, thoughts on Apple dropping the 3.5mm headphone jack, why the Surface Pro 4 beats the iPad Pro, Tim Cook’s warning to the UK’s …

This chart shows the most popular websites around the world

Goldman Sachs' annual compendium of its 100 best charts from the year is a treasure trove of information on pretty much everything.<p>One chart that jumped out at me while I was browsing was the one below that shows the top 15 websites in 11 big countries from around the world. Google is the clear …

Goldman Sachs

Researchers propose using patterns and icons for passwords

Researchers at Plymouth University have devised a new password input method they believe could improve security. Called GOTPass, it combines patterns, imagery, and one-time passcode to create a system that it's hoped would be both more secure and easier to remember than traditional …

12 Spots You Forgot to Clean!

It’s not enough to wash the cases, you should also throw the pillows themselves into the laundry (most are machine washable) once every three to six months to remove mold, bacteria, and odors.

Laundry

Russian Arctic: exploring the Kola Peninsula

The 24-hour daylight gives the forested landscape an otherworldly sheen as the train rattles north, past several white-water rivers. Having previously explored the country of my birth from east to west, I am headed north, drawn by the romantic images of the Russian Arctic I’ve entertained since …

Loneliness

Alternative Angkor: Siem Reap beyond the temples

The Temples of Angkor are an iconic symbol of Southeast Asia and rightly Cambodia's top attraction. But Siem Reap, gateway to Angkor, offers much more than temples and is emerging as an activity centre for the Mekong region. With microlight flights, ziplining, cooking classes, horse-riding, the …

Ultimate travel list

Is the list of places you’d like to visit becoming a little unwieldy? Ours was – which is why we’ve whittled them down from thousands to a definitive rundown of the planet’s most unforgettable sights.<p>Not only that, we’ve made the bold move of ranking them in order of brilliance, based on a highly …

Loneliness

26 Things about Networking (that I learned from books)

I don't have thousands of Linkedin connections or Twitter followers, but I often find myself being approached by other people on how to do networking right. For me, networking is about building relationships, helping each other, not only exchanging business cards. I love reading books, so I backed …

Networking

Don't Be Afraid Of The Clowns

The red-nosed pros at the 2014 World Clown Association annual convention know you think they're creepy. How does a maligned and misunderstood centuries-old art form survive bad PR and cultural decline?<p>“In our hearts, we’ve been burned.”<p>A spry woman stands before a large, carpeted hotel conference …

Patent application reveals Apple’s ‘iTime’ smartwatch

Apple’s new patent for a “wrist-worn electronic device” resembles an iPod nano strapped to the wrist, detailed illustrations reveal.<p>The patent documents an “iTime” wearable device that has small touchscreen device and can be docked into a wrist strap turning it into a smartwatch, connecting to an …

It’s Tartt—But Is It Art?

No one denies that Donna Tartt has written the “It novel” of the year, a runaway best-seller that won her the Pulitzer Prize. But some of the self-appointed high priests of literary criticism—at The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and The Paris Review—are deeply dismayed by The Goldfinch …

Inside SodaStream's Factory; Where to Eat Cubanos in NY

· Inside SodaStream's Occupied Territory Factory [The Verge]<br>· Where to Eat Cuban Sandwiches in NYC [Eater NY]<br>· TripAdvisor Investigated Over Fake Reviews in Italy [Telegraph]<br>· How Feel-Good Companies are Navigating Minimum Wage [CNBC]<br>· Why is Brooklyn Barbecue Taking Over the World? [Vice]<br>· Craft …

EBay's Massive Security Breach: What It Means for You

eBay is the latest victim of a cyberattack — and if you are one of the 145 million users with an active account, or even one of the many millions …

Willie Nelson Through the Years

Early Days<p>Willie Nelson poses for an early portrait with his guitar.<p>Cowboy<p>Willie Nelson poses for a portrait wearing a cowboy hat, circa 1973.<p>Peaches …

Shigeru Ban’s Cardboard Cathedral in New Zealand

A devastating earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand in 2011 damaging the city’s iconic Christchurch Cathedral. Architect and 2014 Pritzker …

Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

A high-resolution map of the human brain in utero is providing hints about the origins of brain disorders including schizophrenia and autism.<p>The map shows where genes are turned on and off throughout the entire brain at about the midpoint of pregnancy, a time when critical structures are taking …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Beaches

Deep in the Heart of West Texas Is a National Park Where the Mountains Meet the Desert

You may not have heard of Big Bend National Park, and it's almost certainly far, far away from where you live, but it's well worth a visit.<p>Big Bend is one of the least-visited national parks in the United States, receiving fewer than 300,000 visitors a year, but after traveling there once, you'll …

Kangaroo Island: where wildlife reigns supreme