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The 37 best young adult books we ever read

<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>Many of us look back on the "young adult" years of our life and remember both broad brush strokes of volatile feelings and …

Books

Bubble Trouble

Why “ICO” is becoming a bad word—and what’s next<p>Everyone’s going gaga for Initial Coin Offerings. “What’s an <b>ICO</b>?” asks, then answers, <b>Bloomberg</b>. “The ICO Craze Explained,” explains <b>Recode</b>. “WTF is an ICO?” demands <b>TechCrunch</b>. And here’s “Everything you need to know about ICOs,” soothes <b>TNW</b>.<p>Techland’s …

After Trump’s Comments, a Watershed NFL Sunday?

On Saturday night the Buffalo Bills opened the floor for discussion about the news of the day—and what President Donald Trump said on Friday night, …

Donald Trump

Here’s What Men and Women Dream About Most Often

Daydreams are great because they inspire, entertain, and de-stress us. And if you begin to visualize your daydreams, there’s actually a better chance they’ll become reality. But if the best part about daydreams is our ability to consciously control them, then the strangest part about our <i>actual</i> …

Cheat

These are the most popular wedding songs in America — and the ones your state loves

<i>Welcome to Wedding Guest Wednesday, a feature in which Solo-ish explores the joys and woes of attending other people’s weddings. Because it’s not all about the happy couple — it’s a big day for guests as well.</i><p>“Marry Me” or “Marry You”? “Can’t Stop the Feeling” or “I Gotta Feeling”? “Lucky” or “Get …

Weddings

How to Wake Up Feeling Motivated & Ready to Succeed

We've all been there. The alarm goes off in the morning and we groggily feel around the nightstand in search of the alarm's snooze button to snag a …

Productivity

​The Conscious Buyer's Guide To Safe Seafood

Take this cheat sheet to the seafood aisle with you to buy more sustainable, safe fish.<p>You know that eating fish—particularly fatty fish like salmon or mackerel—offers some pretty impressive health benefits, from boosting heart health to keeping your brain sharp. But as soon as you get to the …

Seafood

Pictures of the Week 9.21.17

Bundestag

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of September 18, 2017)

Disaster struck Puerto Rico this week when Hurricane Maria crashed into the southeastern coast of the island, killing over a dozen and rendering an estimated 3.4 million people without power.<p>The strongest storm to hit the island in 80 years, Maria also knocked out much of the water supply. The …

The Best Surf Towns in America 2017

<b>1. Haleiwa, HI</b><br>Visions of clean, white-sand beaches, palm trees, and perfect surf usually accompany a first-time visit to Hawaii. But it’s not until …

Hampton Roads

Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve is science-fiction's brave new hope

Villeneuve directed Arrival, the most profound and original sci-fi film in years. Then Ridley Scott hand-picked him to make the long-awaited sequel …

Science Fiction

#TheLIST: 9 Exhibitions You Must See This Fall

Renowned art advisor Sara Kay shows us the way.<p>We entrusted private art dealer Sara Kay, who just opened her own namesake gallery in New York's Lower East Side, to share the top exhibitions worth browsing this fall season.

Art

The Full Revolution of Nicki Minaj

‘Some may call it attitude, some might call it genius’ — after a decade of dominance, the rap revolutionary is ready to launch a new era of pink-tinged provocation<p><i>Taken from the autumn/winter issue of Dazed. You can buy a copy of our latest issue here.</i><p>“You know what?” Nicki Minaj says, catching a …

Miu Miu

Trump has started a brain drain back to India

In 2005, two years after Sameer Sahay arrived in the United States from India to pursue an MBA, he was thrilled when an Oregon health care company hired him and agreed to sponsor his green card. His life as an American, he thought, had begun.<p>Twelve years later, Sahay, now 50, is still a data …

Immigration

My Journey to the Heart of the FOIA Request

<i>Spenser Mestel | Longreads | September 2017 | 21 minutes (5400 words)</i><p>On July 2, 1972, Angela Davis was sitting in the Plateau Seven restaurant in …

From Kaepernick sitting to Trump’s fiery comments: NFL’s anthem protests have spurred discussion

Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest began mostly unnoticed during the 2016 NFL preseason, but it quickly became a year-defining topic that dominated discussion both inside and outside the league. Over the next 13 months, players from across the NFL joined Kaepernick, sitting, kneeling and …

Colin Kaepernick

How Science Is Unlocking the Secrets of Addiction

This story appears in the September 2017 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p>Patrick Perotti scoffed when his mother told him about a doctor who uses electromagnetic waves to treat drug addiction. “I thought he was a swindler,” Perotti says.<p>Perotti, who is 38 and lives in Genoa, Italy, began …

Addiction

The tiny secret in Apple's new App Store and why it matters

There is a tiny, hidden Easter egg on the new iOS 11 App Store screen. It’s so subtle that most probably missed it, but it’s an important one, a …

IOS 11

Push for Gender Equality in Tech? Some Men Say It’s Gone Too Far

SAN FRANCISCO — Their complaints flow on Reddit forums, on video game message boards, on private Facebook pages and across Twitter. They argue for everything from male separatism to an end to gender diversity efforts.<p>Silicon Valley has for years accommodated a fringe element of men who say women …

Gender

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

Relationships

Google’s new Doodle celebrates the 100th birthday of Indian chemist Asima Chatterjee

For the latest Google Doodle, the search giant is honoring an award-winning chemist whose research in organic chemistry had a profound impact on how plants are used for medicinal purposes.<p>This award-winning chemist also happened to be a woman. Asima Chatterjee was the first female scientist to earn …

Google

Here's What Happens to Your Body When You Go on a Weekend Bender

You knew binge drinking was bad for you. But you didn't know it was this bad<p>You hit it hard last night, and you feel like a pile of dog crap this morning. Normally you’d take it easy tonight and have a few beers with your buddies, or at most, enjoy a night in front of the TV. But you’ve got a …

Alcohol

Jeff Bridges Will Be “The Dude,” Now and Forever

Jeff Bridges will always be known as The Dude, and at age 67, he’s okay with it. More than okay with it, even. GQ’s Caity Weaver visits the famously relaxed actor for an appropriately chill hangout.<p>Photographs by<p><b>It's</b> been nearly two decades since <i>The Big Lebowski,</i> a tale about an emphatically …

Condé Nast

What is it like to drive an ice cream truck? Often you’re frozen out of the American Dream.

<i>Corrections: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Mitch Berliner as a co-owner of Berliner Specialty Distributors; he is a former co-owner. The story also incorrectly characterized a dispute between one driver and Berliner Specialty Distributors over purchasing ice cream at</i> …

Sierra Leone

How To Fake Humility (And Why You Sometimes Should)

Psychologists have found that even the most effective leaders benefit from being self-deprecating.<p>We’re generally quick to celebrate arrogant, egotistical people, especially when they’re clearly talented (Kanye, anyone?). But what if–like most people–you’re not extraordinarily capable? The answer …

Leadership

The Sorrow and the Shame of the Accidental Killer

Until 3:35 <i>P</i>.<i>M</i>. on June 15, 1977, Maryann Gray was happy. She was twenty-two, and had just decided to take a leave of absence from Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, where she was pursuing a master’s degree in clinical psychology. Graduate school had been her mother’s idea, and Gray was unpleasantly …

Not drinking or driving, teens increasingly put off traditional markers of adulthood

When 17-year-old Quattro Musser hangs out with friends, they don’t drink beer or cruise around in cars with their dates. Rather, they stick to G-rated activities such as rock-climbing or talking about books.<p>They are in good company, according to a new study showing that teenagers are increasingly …

Parenting

Inside the Shadowy World of Revenge Hackers

Companies are hacking back against cybercriminals to try to prevent—or at least limit the damage of—Equifax-style disasters. One problem: It’s not all that legal.<p>The plan was to hack the hackers. Cybercriminals had targeted a global bank’s customers with phishing emails to break into their …

Security

The Advantages of Test-Tube Tuna

As edible, affordable lab-grown meat remains out of reach, a tiny start-up might have found a faster route to dinner tables.<p>Most people who follow food are aware that scientists and tech companies are trying to grow meat in labs. When they’ll see it and what it will look and taste like—those are …

Biology