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Amazon rolled out a great new perk for Prime members who love to 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>Amazon<p>Amazon Prime comes with a lot of perks— among which are notably free two-day shipping on all purchases and access to services like …

Shopping

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Recipes

Timelapse of a dude building a log cabin by hand is oddly satisfying

Ever want to build yourself a nice cabin in the woods? Outdoorsman Shawn James can help you out.<p>Using basic tools and the power of his own body, …

Time-lapse Photography

Snowden's New App Turns Your Phone Into a Home Security System

Your digital security, any sufficiently paranoid person will remind you, is only as good as your physical security. The world's most sensitive users …

Surveillance

Mobile homeland

Whatever you call it—mobile home, trailer park, manufactured housing—the retro living module is undergoing a renaissance<p>The country music I grew up with loves to wax poetic about family traditions.<p>There’s Hank Williams Jr., whose warbling, smoke-tinged voice explains away his drinking and smoking …

The Great 78 Project, An Internet Archive Community Project to Preserve and Digitize Old 78 RPM Records

The Great 78 Project is a collaborative project between the Internet Archive, George Blood LP, and the Archive of Contemporary Music that seeks to …

Michelle Obama's long journey to the White House is a story spanning five generations

Former First Lady Michelle Obama's family sure has come a long way in five generations.<p>American filmmaker and <i>Selma</i> director Ava DuVernay shared a …

Now Online: 2.2 Million Images from the Early Days of Photography

We know how it is. You want lots and lots of olde-tymey pictures of men with big mustaches and ladies in absurd hats, but you just don’t know where …

Charles Steckler

About a dozen women and one man marched for women's rights in the tiny community of Sandy Cove, N.S., (pop. 65) but they've gotten support from …

8 Simple Ways to Speed Up Your Smartphone

Much like computers, smartphones can start to slow down after years, or even months, of use. However, there are some ways to keep your iOS and …

Wi-Fi

Sober Utopia: A Radical Rehab Experiment

But now Richard was with hundreds of other people like him: chronically homeless, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and taking part in a last-ditch …

Unlock the Time-Saving Power of Your Keyboard's Function Keys

See those keys at the top of your computer keyboard, labeled with letters and numbers ranging from F1 to F12? Unless you’re a computer whiz, there’s …

Burkina Faso

The Cling Bling Window Solar Charger

The Cling Bling window solar charger is a portable battery and solar panel that features a suction design so users can attach it to the a window …

Give your shower a little more Force

Star Wars: The Force Awakens tickets went on sale all around the world at the start of this week, with every cinema worth their weight in Kessel …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Moving Stars

The truth is, I couldn’t bring myself to watch that first strange meeting.<p>I knew President Obama would rise to the occasion, would do what needed to …

How Does It Feel

I was born in Chicago on December 30, 1946, within the vortex of a huge snowstorm. My father had to help the taxi-driver navigate Lake Shore Drive with the windows wide open, while my mother was in labor. I was a scrawny baby, and my father worked to keep me alive, holding me over a steamy washtub …

Literature

Russian President Vladimir Putin Personally Involved in U.S. Election Hack, U.S. Intelligence Officials Say

Was Russian President Vladimir Putin personally involved in the U.S. election hack? <i>NBC News</i> has in a damning new report claimed that several U.S. …

The 11 Moves That Help Athletes Get Better with Age

Among the most important things an athlete can do to preserve fitness for years to come is avoid injuries. Sprains, tears, and broken bones can resurface as nagging aches or weaknesses as you get older, preventing you from pushing yourself with the kind of high-intensity interval training that’s so …

Exercise

12 Netflix Tricks You Aren't Using (But Should Be)

<b>By Wil Fulton</b><p>It's difficult to remember my life before Netflix, and frankly, I'd rather not. The era of all-day binge-watching and having unlimited …

Televisions

Dialing These Codes Enables Hidden iPhone Settings

It's official: The majority of American adults own smartphones. Many of us use our phones every day to play games, send texts, and keep up with …

The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous

Its faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective.<p>J.G. is a lawyer in his early 30s. He’s a fast talker and has the lean, sinewy build of a distance runner. His …

Mental Health

5 things you didn't know your iPhone could do

You may be gazing at it constantly, but your iPhone still has a few surprises up its sleeve.<p>Yes, we're all aware of the camera, the clock and the …

How Holocaust Survivor Martin Greenfield Became a Famous Master Tailor

Long before Martin Greenfield became a master tailor who designs bespoke suits for U.S. presidents, politicians, and celebrities, he was Maxmilian …

Pop Culture

Lifecard

Lifecard is dubbed out to be the thinnest power bank on the market, it´s slightly thicker than a credit card but it holds a high density 1500mAh …

Amazing things you didn't know your browser could do

There's always an online shortcut. Whether it's muting an email chain, finding forgotten login details, or scouring the internet for the best deal in …

Apple’s New iOS Will Finally Let You Delete Default Apps

Finally, Apple users will be able to get rid of the junk apps cluttering their iPhones. <i>Popular Science</i> reports that the upcoming iOS 10 will allow …

Don't Be the Person Who Screws Up a Baked Potato—Avoid These Common Mistakes

Sour cream can't fix everything. Avoid these common mistakes, and learn how to make a better baked potato.<p>There are baked potatoes, says Rick Martinez, <i>Bon Appétit</i>'s associate food editor… and then there are <i>baked potatoes</i>. There's a crater-like gap between the revelatory and the "just okay," and …

Cooking

50 Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

Congratulations: You bought a house! While it’s tempting to immediately splurge on furniture, there’s one purchase you should make before shelling …

Pop Culture

Why a Fortified Island Off the Coast of Normandy Is the Best Place to Escape From a Zombie Apocalypse

In honor of Christmastime, Puddles Pity Party, the golden-throated sad clown, performed a cosmic cover of the classic Christmas carol “Do You Hear …

Quick Look: Money Pro for iPad

I can’t believe I haven’t written about Money Pro before now. Next used to be my monthly spending tracker of choice. I loved it because of its clean design, excellent shortcuts, and support for both iOS and OS X. However, one thing that always the tugged at me was the lack of any features related …