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14 Recipes To Celebrate The Spring Equinox

You can finally say goodbye to the long, cold night of winter and get ready to see the sun again. The spring equinox officially marks the start of …


What each coach brings to the Sweet 16

Congratulations, coaches of the Sweet 16. You represent the top 4.6 percent of your profession, for now.<p>To commemorate your success, I've put …

College Sports

Meet the Asian George Washington and Actors Defying Asian Stereotypes

“One of the writers in our cast told me [she wrote a role for me]. The character was a waiter who spoke in a Chinese accent. We are no longer friends.”<p>In the production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's <i>Hamilton</i> that's currently touring the country<i>,</i> George Washington is Korean and Alexander Hamilton is half …

Kelly Marie Tran

Postmodern dining with the Japanese art of useless gadgets

The Japanese word "chindogu" covers a delightful range of terrible gadgets. It's about vaguely genius concepts, ruined either in their execution or ambition. If you've seen the baby-floor-mop onesie or the upside-down umbrella for capturing rainwater, you've seen a chindogu. Yo Sushi, arguably the …


Cashing out

Bitcoin’s young investors put their digital currency to work in the physical world<p>In August 2014, a secret buyer contacted the realty arm of Martis Camp, a luxury real estate community in North Lake Tahoe in California, with an unorthodox deal: a purchase of land for 2,739 Bitcoins. At the time, …

Real Estate

Cherry Blossom Season Blooms Early in Asia: Pictures

Cherry Blossom

The Beauty of Antarctica in Pictures

Image Search

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

A study of 20 million children shows the fragility of the American Dream.


The Toughest Call of My Life by Jalen Moore

I<p>was three days away from my NBA dream, and I walked away.<p>It was last August, a few weeks after summer league. I had my contract with the Bucks, a …

Hung Up

Who was Austin bomb suspect Mark Anthony Conditt? 2012 blog reveals views

Investigators trying to piece together a portrait of accused serial bomber Mark Conditt can rely on his own words — including a 25-minute recording that police are treating as a confession and a blog that describes his "conservative" political views on topics from the death penalty to …


Women at Work: 'Pre-Apprenticeships' Boost Female Construction Workers

Sara Glascock, an electrician’s apprentice, stands at her job site at the San Francisco International Airport. For women, breaking into construction …

Barack Obama

Toxic management cost an award-winning game studio its best developers

How the $36 billion video game industry burns out its best employees<p>In 2012, on a light-drenched stage amid screams and cheers, <i>Star Trek</i> actress Zoe Saldana announced Spike Video Game Awards’ game of the year: <i>The Walking Dead</i>. The win was a huge coup for its relatively small developer, Telltale …

Robert Kirkman

Section 230: A Key Legal Shield For Facebook, Google Is About To Change

<b>Updated at 5:17 p.m. ET</b><p>It's 1995, and Chris Cox is on a plane reading a newspaper. One article about a recent court decision catches his eye. This moment, in a way, ends up changing his life — and, to this day, it continues to change ours.<p>The case that caught the congressman's attention involved …


The Glory That Was Yahoo

For one brief shining moment, Yahoo was the king of all it surveyed. Then everything went to hell.<p>Everyone knows how the story ends.<p>In July 2016, 22 years after it began as a hobby for Stanford graduate students Jerry Yang and David Filo, Yahoo agreed to sell its core operating business to Verizon …


Peet's Coffee is Serving Turmeric Lattes: Here's How to Make Your Own

Peet's Coffee is Now Serving Turmeric Lattes: Here's How to Make Your Own<p>You may never look back at Pumpkin Spice Lattes.<p>Recently, it seems like …


Seeking a Roadmap for the New American Middle Class

<i>Livia Gershon | Longreads | March 2018 | 8 minutes (1,950 words)</i><p>Over the past few months, Starbucks, CVS, and Walmart announced higher wages and a …

W. E. B. Du Bois

America's gun culture in 10 charts

<b>Students across the United States will join a national march to call for tighter gun control and to highlight the issue of school safety.</b><p>The March for Our Lives was organised by pupils at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, where a former student is accused of killing 17 people …


An Exclusive Look Inside adidas’ Incredible Sneaker & Clothing Archive

In Herzogenaurach, Germany, the adidas archive is carefully temperature and humidity-controlled. After we enter, the head of adidas’ History …


Airline pilot explains 21 code words passengers don't understand

For most of us, flying is still an inherently mysterious activity.<p>To shed some light on the world of commercial air travel, Business Insider turned to Patrick Smith for some answers. Smith is not only an author and aviation blogger but also a long-time commercial airline pilot flying Boeing 757 and …

New Jersey

Cordyceps: The Adaptogen That Makes It Easier to Work Out

From your local juice bar to your Insta feed, adaptogens seem to be popping up everywhere—but what the heck are they (and which one should you try)? …


Sister Jean: how a 98-year-old nun became the hottest property in basketball

Loyola-Chicago’s chaplain dispenses coaching advice alongside spiritual guidance – and her underdog team is lighting up primetime college basketball<p>A 98-year-old nun has become the face of college basketball and the sport is probably all the better for it. Over the past week, Sister Jean …

UMBC Retrievers

'I Thought Depression Was a White People Disease': a Conversation with Depressed While Black

The creator of the #DepressedWhileBlack Twitter account on the specific challenges she faces at the intersection of depression and blackness.<p>I first encountered the #DepressedWhileBlack Twitter account through her brave, real, and sometimes painfully-funny tweets like “I honestly feel I’m the most …

Mental Health

15 Years Ago, I Helped Start a War That Hasn’t Ended

When I deployed to Iraq in 2003, there was no war. We had to start it.<p>As a lieutenant in charge of six tanks (four active-duty crews, two reserve), I gave a preinvasion talk to my platoon before rolling out. It was 15 years ago, and I was 24 — older than all but two of the 23 crewmen. It was a …


How to use Facebook while giving it the minimum amount of personal data

The Cambridge Analytica revelations illustrate why we can’t trust Facebook to police its own platform<p>Facebook has found itself embroiled in yet another colossal controversy related to how its sprawling, multibillion-person social network has been abused by bad actors. This time, the culprit is …


Weird winter weather has scientists looking to the north pole

Temperatures in the Arctic could help drive extreme weather in the United States.<p>Last October, experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted a fairly mild winter for the United States. Though they were careful to hedge their bets (“maps show only the most likely outcome,” …

Global Warming

The Nancy Pelosi Problem

The first female speaker of the House has become the most effec­tive congressional leader of modern times—and, not coinciden­tally, the most vilified.<p>Last May, <i>The</i><i>Washington Post</i>’s James Hohmann noted “an uncovered dynamic” that helped explain the GOP’s failure to repeal Obamacare. Three current …

Affordable Care Act

The Betrayal of Dana Scully: “The X-Files” Has Been Terrible to Its Lead for a Generation

Icons become canonized in specific contexts. In the ’90s — that witchy, spicy, angry, angsty, sarcasm-laden decade when third-wave feminism and girl …

The X-Files

'The Harms of Fracking': New Report Details Increased Risks of Asthma, Birth Defects and Cancer

The most authoritative study of its kind reveals how fracking is contaminating the air and water – and imperiling the health of millions of …

Oil & Gas Industry

Delete These iPhone Apps and Return to a Simpler Way of Life

<i>This year, I vowed to live a life less basic, by getting back to the basics. I’m making every effort to use my iPhone for only its essential purpose—and you should, too. Here’s how:</i><p><b>Delete Facebook and Twitter</b><br>I’ve read that the creators of these social-media platforms don’t even allow their own …


The television trick to learning a new language

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every day for about five years, Israeli sisters Reut and Shoham Nistel ran home from school, made themselves sandwiches and plopped down on the couch to watch an Argentine telenovela with Hebrew subtitles.<p>The girls became so proficient in Spanish that they started speaking it at home to …