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Here's Everything You Need To Know About Buying A 4K Ultra

Black Friday shoppers beware: You may find some excellent deals on 4K Ultra-HD TV sets this year, but unless you’re careful, they may not have the features you need to get the true ultra-HD experience.<p>Nowadays, shopping for a TV is more complicated than ever, and if you want more than just a good …

24 books to read this summer that will change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

Books

Saying you're passionate is pretty cliché — go with this instead

It’s true that hiring managers want passionate candidates — people who are fired up about the position, the company, and even life itself.<p>But here’s …

The Chest and Shoulder Blaster that Will Leave You Spent

Redesign your upper body with this brand-new, 3-move circuit<p>It takes more than a steady diet of presses and curls to reach your full potential for size and strength. "You need to challenge your upper-body muscles in fresh ways to stimulate new growth," says Sean De Wispelaere, a coach for <b>Men's</b> …

The 25 Most Romantic Cities in the World

Searching for Mr. or Ms. Right? Head over to Paris, Sydney or Venice.<p>These three lucky destinations are the most romantic cities in the world, …

6 Ways to Win the Credit Card Game

How much plastic do you really need? Which rewards are worth it? Here's our guide to swiping and swapping<p>Much has changed on the credit card landscape since the banking crisis. It's far friendlier than in the predatory past: Fees and rates are lower, and card issuers want big spenders with good …

Herschel Supply Co. Fall 2014 Studio Collection

Author:<p>John Kim<p>Publish date:<p>Inspired by horse racing, Herschel Supply Co.'s Fall 2014 Studio Collection pays tribute to the sportsmanship of the …

9 Signs He'll Be an Amazing Dad

So he's a solid boyfriend, but will he make a super father? Here's how to know.<p>So you're with a guy who loves kids and says he wants them? Obviously, those are good places to start. But what about the slightly subtler signals that he's up to the parenting challenge? We break them down:<p><b>He's …

14 of the world's most incredible islands

Crowd-free crescents, UNESCO-listed dots, the map's hardest-to-reach corners... We've scoured the globe to find the most enchanting islands you've …

5 Fast Rules to Be Bigger, Leaner, and Stronger

Easy tips for better muscles<p>Ask the average guy in the average gym how to build bigger muscles, and chances are he'll tell you to do exactly what he's doing: lots of sets and reps of lots of redundant exercises. Except . . . well, you notice it's not working particularly well for him. Worse, you …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

What To Wear Today<p>What to wear today and every day this month, whether you're headed to the office or a beach wedding.<p>31 Photos2 days agoView More<p>Dads<p>…

6 Tips for Managing People Who Are Older Than You

Like many other millennials hoping to break into the national security world, I hightailed it to Washington, D.C. the minute I had my master’s …

Street Style Combo

Scientists Use a Sponge to Turn Sunlight Into Steam Energy

Nearly all utility plants generate electricity with steam. Whether it’s a coal plant or a nuclear plant or a solar thermal plant, all of these …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Shutterfly’s New Interactive Guide Teaches the Basics of Capturing Better Images

There’s no such thing as too many resources when it comes to learning how to take a good photograph. And here to prove this statement is a neat …

The Simple Exercise Upgrade for Six-Pack Abs

You don’t have to crunch more than an accountant during tax season to score a six-pack. Instead, try the elevated bird dog—a new (and much harder) spin on the standard bird dog.<p>“The bird dog forces you to keep your core stiff,” says David Jack, director of Teamworks Fitness in Acton, Massachusetts …

The 5 Secrets of Effective Body-Weight Training

You don't have to lift weights to get fit. Just push yourself. Discover five ways to turn your body into the most effective muscle-building tool on the planet<p>Warning: your whole concept of strength training is about to change. How can we be so sure? Because for years, fitness insiders have told men …

Want Tip: Gents, How to Choose the Right Bag Ladies love their bags, and it is this love that lets them expertly pick out which specific bag to use for specific times and places. Unfortunately, most guys are still learning to bring bags. This is a good progress from stuffing everything in pockets, but there’s still room for improvement with coordinating your bag with your style and outfit. You’ve probably seen the guy in the tailored suit, polished oxfords, and… an out-of-place backpack. Don’t be him. The Issue: With the demands of life, guys are finding themselves bringing along more items than just their wallet, keys, and phone. Suddenly there’s a need for a bag that holds everything and keeps things organized. While bags serve the same purpose, their styles do not. Depending on what your personal style is and where you’re going, there are certain bags that fit the occasion more than others. The Tip and Gear: Messenger Messenger bags are awesome! They come in a variety of casual and dressy styles, and have pieces from both fast fashion and high end labels. Their single strap and sleek form allow you to move them around easily without taking them off, making them a great choice for people on the go and those who take public transportation a lot. Editor’s Pick: Ben Sherman Messenger Bag With Union Jack Print Backpack They’re the most comfortable to wear with dual straps that help distribute the weight of the bag evenly. No matter how polished a backpack gets though, make them with leather or add some polished hardware details, they are no doubt casual. If you’ll be wearing something dressy, don’t carry a backpack. Take pity on your blazer. Editor’s Pick: ASOS Backpack with Contrast Straps Briefcase There’s no messing around with the briefcase; it’s business and work all the way. While there are now more casual versions of the briefcase in canvas and bright colors, it’s the inverse of the backpack; it tends to look awkward with a casual outfit. Tee, shorts, and sneakers with a briefcase? Don’t think so. Editor’s Pick: Boconi Bryant Leather Laptop Briefcase Tote A wonderful enigma. You can carry a tote to school, to the coffee shop, for grocery, to the beach, and sometimes even for work, and it just fits. Some totes have a slightly more feminine look, but don’t be afraid of making it part of your menswear outfit. Editor’s Pick: Veja Cabas Canvas Tote Folio Super minimal. Just need something to keep your documents, or maybe a tablet or light laptop, intact? Go with a folio. They mostly come in leather, so they do have a naturally dressy look. Try bringing one along for a meeting instead of a briefcase if you’re only carrying a few documents. Editor’s Pick: Polo Ralph Lauren Leather Zippered Folio Barrel Often an underrated style, the barrel bag is a cool option for a gym bag or as a lightweight carry-on for travels. Hold it by the handles or wear it with a strap, and use it when you want something more edgy or athletic than a messenger bag. Editor’s Pick: Fred Perry Classic Barrel Bag Remember these tips when you’re choosing which bag to bring with you for the day! Tell us, what type of bag do you use right now, and what’s your favorite thing about it?

Ladies love their bags, and it is this love that lets them expertly pick out which specific bag to use for specific times and places. Unfortunately, …

Men's Fashion

What Are You Looking Forward To?

Whether it's your vacation, the next Mad Men, or tonight's dinner, anticipation keeps us going—but it can also diminish the rest of your life. These tips will help you enjoy it all much better<p>Most of us have something we're looking forward to in our lives. Memorial Day in a few weeks, a new <i>Mad Men</i> …

Japan wants to build a space-based solar energy farm

A new proposal from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) lays out a plan that would solve the country’s energy woes for decades to come.<p>The power source? A series of platforms launched into orbit around the planet to collect solar energy. Yeah, that’s right — a space-based solar energy …

The Body-Weight Blitz

This challenge works all of your muscles, and you never have to lift a weight—except your own<p>No weights, no nonsense. "You don't need dumbbells, barbells, or machines to prove you're fit," says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i> "When you're on the road or don't have access to a …

How to Design a Smarter, Better, Easier to Use (and Clean!) Kitchen

Here are 9 tips for designing your kitchen in a functional and fashionable way.<p>With fall upon us, we're deep into cleaning mode. We've thrown open our windows and have commenced washing the floors, scrubbing grime from the cabinets, and, our least favorite task ever, scouring our stovetops. Elbow …

Invention Awards 2014: Charge Gadgets With Your Footsteps

Take a hike, earn an iPhone battery's worth of energy<p>Each thud of a hiker’s heel releases enough energy to illuminate a light bulb. Rather than waste that power, Matt Stanton, an engineer and avid backpacker, created a shoe insole that stores it as electricity. The device promises to be an …

Gear & Gadgets

5 New Tools for Career Success

Your dad didn’t need these things—but YOU do<p>When we went out looking for the new skills that can help you succeed in today’s workplace, we figured that technology would play a big role. We didn’t figure it would play the only role. Sure, one of today’s most-valued hard skills is making a computer …

The inventor of everything

It’s a sunny morning in Camarillo, California, and the fields along Pleasant Valley road are full of berry pickers in colored sweatshirts moving swiftly to gather ripe fruit. I take a left turn down Calle San Pablo into an unassuming industrial park, the research and development center for Cool …

Pleasantly Persistent: 5 Rules for Effectively Following Up

I had a conversation with a friend the other day about his job search that went something like this:<p><b>Friend:</b> I wrote to him last week and still …

The Simplest Way to Build More Muscle

Follow these rules to maximize your gains, starting today<p>Muscle growth is an incredibly complex process, including actions by as many as 70 genes and a list of hormones you'd need a graduate degree in endocrinology to fully understand. Your body simultaneously speeds up the mechanisms that …