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Beer made right here: Guide to more than 40 Chicago-born breweries and taprooms

Chicago has always been a drinking town. When it comes to suds, though, the city's tastes have changed markedly in the last decade, shifting from macro domestics -- hello, Old Style, old friend -- to craft brews.<p>Chicago is not alone in this. Craft beer has been blowing up around the country for the …

Beer

This 'smart' $400 cutting machine can cut hundreds of material seamlessly — and it turned me into a regular DIY-er

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>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>Cricut<p>It would be kind to say that I am not the craftiest of individuals. There is almost never a situation in which I would rather make a …

Bachelorette Party

Recipe: Garlic Butter Steak and Potatoes — Recipes from The Kitchn

When you're hankering for a classic steak and potatoes dinner, this one-skillet dish fits the bill perfectly. What makes it extra special is the …

Recipes

22 books Wall Streeters think everyone should read this summer

Everyone needs a good beach read.<p>We asked Wall Streeters for the books they are having trouble putting down as the weather warms up.<p>Along with titles about finance and successful figures, we also received recommendations for thrillers, novels, and historic non-fiction that make the list of perfect …

Books

The best coffee shops in Chicago

Best coffee shops in Chicago<p>1<p>Restaurants, Coffee shops<p>Caffé Streets<p>Wicker Park<p>Until Aug 03<p>Proving that not every coffee shop must take its …

Coffee

Beat the heatwave – these 5 houseplants will actually keep your home cool

In the long run they're inexpensive and environmentally-friendly too!<p><b>Sometimes it feels like no amount of cooling fans or wide open windows will make a hot and stuffy house cooler. But did you know there is actually an i</b><b>nexpensive and environmentally-friendly way to help keep your home cool during</b> …

Hidden gems in Chicago, according to Time Out Tastemakers

After living in the city for some time, most Chicagoans fall into a routine. We frequent our favorite restaurants, spend most weekends at the corner …

Travel

This book subscription curated by popular nonfiction authors like Malcolm Gladwell and Susan Cain lets you discover the 'next big idea' before everyone else

<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>Next Big Idea Club<p>In 2012, Susan Cain published "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking," flipping the script …

Self-improvement

These 22 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin

Tina Hay doesn't think in numbers.<p>In 2002, enrolled in a finance class while pursuing her MBA from Harvard Business School, she realized that her classmates who came from the world of banking and consulting were acing the coursework without a problem, while she struggled to master the concepts …

Harvard Business School

The 10 best beers chosen by beer enthusiasts across America

For the second year in a row, Bell's Brewery in Comstock, Michigan, is home to the No. 1 beer in the United States, as chosen by beer enthusiasts.<p>Each year Zymurgy Magazine, the official magazine of the American Homebrewers Association, asks the group's tens of thousands of members to cast their …

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Motorcycle

<b>Summer is finally upon us,</b> and rather than spend your days tootling around in your four-wheeled cage (we are talking about your car), it may be that …

11 French Fries in Chicago That Are Out Of This World

Move over burgers, it’s time for French fries to get their own spotlight. With mornay and eggs and more, fries can be dressed up to be a star, or dressed down with a perfectly crispy shell and pillowy interior for a stellar presentation. Here are 11 fries that have stepped up from side dish status …

10 Secret Chicago Bars For Incognito Imbibing

Chicago offers no shortage of secret bars—some hidden behind unassuming facades, while other are tucked within previously-existing establishments. From stalwarts like rare spirit-leaning The Office, to newly-minted Chicago Magic Lounge—which lurks behind a bunch of washers/dryers—here now, 10 …

From Factory to Boneyard: The Life Cycle of Planes, as Told in Stunning Aerial Photos

An airplane's lifespan isn't something most passengers think about until something annoying or unnerving happens—maybe an air vent starts dripping, …

SpaceX bringt erneut eine Falcon 9 ins All | WIRED Germany

SpaceX<p>Eine unbemannte Dragon-Kapsel von SpaceX bringt abermals Fracht zur Internationalen Raumstation ISS. Es ist die 14. Mission des Unternehmens …

Elon Musk

What is BIM and Why Does it Seem to be Fundamental in the Current Architectural Design?

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a methodology that allows architects to create digital design simulations to manage all the information …

How To Create An Architecture Portfolio in Virtual Reality

A portfolio is the standard way for architects to show their work  and their style, process and brand. Over the last decade, portfolios have evolved …

Deepen Your Understanding of Construction and Materials With These Online Courses

How much do you wish you knew about carpentry, solar energy or masonry? Leonardo Da Vinci said, "the noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding." …

Hit the slopes at the best snowboarding and skiing resorts near Chicago

Villa Olivia<p><i>1401 W Lake St, Bartlett, 630-289-1000</i><b><br>Travel time from Chicago:</b> about an hour drive<b><br>The gist:</b> This local slope run by the Bartlett Park …

Don’t Let the Trump Circus Distract From the Real GOP Menace

The trouble with the White House freak show is that it often horrifies us into missing the larger, pernicious Republican project at hand.<p>Donald Trump …

Republicans Love Welfare—for the Rich. It’s Called the Carried-Interest Loophole.

Despite Trump’s promise to shut down the tax break that mostly benefits hedge-fund managers, it’s still there in both versions of the Republican tax …

The Best of BIM

Autodesk University 2017 at The Venetian in Las Vegas is currently in full swing. Dubbed by Autodesk as “The conference for those who design and make …

23 incredible travel destinations you probably didn't know existed

Inspired by a Quora thread about the best unknown travel destinations, we've found 23 lesser-known gems around the globe.<p>From a stunning, hidden beach to one of the only places in the world where you can swim between two continents, here's your off-the-beaten-path bucket list.<p><i>Talia Avakian</i> …

Hot Springs

This smart lighting system is a work of art that you can customize to glow and pulse to the beat of music

<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>nanoleaf<p>With the Aurora Rhythm system from Nanoleaf, you can transform any space into a dance club filled with color and light that …

Home Automation

The 20 best gifts that got their start on ‘Shark Tank’

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>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>While some products have tanked miserably on the show, others have seen huge success.<p>For a unique holiday gift idea, consider these cool …

Qubits

10 books '4-Hour Work Week' author Tim Ferriss thinks everyone should read

Tim Ferriss, the productivity expert, author and inspirational speaker, is an avid reader, and has highlighted many books on his show and through his blog, seeking to share some of the same wisdom that inspires him.<p>From self-help to science fiction, there is something for everyone, and these 10 …

Self-improvement

The best speakeasies in Chicago

During the Prohibition era, speakeasies popped up all over Chicago to quench the thirst of locals and mobsters. Chicago never really sobered up in …

9 Cutting-Edge Technologies for Architects

<i>This article was originally published by Brantley Agency as "Must Have Technology for Architects in 2017."</i><p>2017 has been an amazing year in the field …

The best ramen in Chicago

1<p>Restaurants, Japanese<p>Wasabi<p>Even the brutal Chicago winter cold can’t stop a crowd from forming outside this Japanese spot located on a sparse …