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I got my son a STEM toy that teaches kids the basics of robotics and programming — and he loved it

<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>Steven John<p>Have you got an iPad, smartphone, or a computer? Good. Do you have a kid age six or older who has shown an interest in the way …

Kids

What It Means to Have a Micropenis—and How It Does (and Doesn’t) Affect Sex

Does size matter? You'll be surprised.<p>You've probably heard friends share stories about having sex with a guy who has a micropenis. Most likely, …

Gender

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Machine Learning

The No. 1 TED Talk of All Time Teaches a Critical Lesson in Intelligence (That We Often Forget)

It has close to 50 million views ... and infinite wisdom.<p>The most-viewed TED talk of all time is over a decade old. This is not just a testament to its popularity at the time, but the longevity of its relevance.<p>It's called, "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" and it has been viewed over 49 million …

New York City

The 5 Best Men’s Shoes You Can Wear Comfortably All Day Long for Spring ’18

Last fall, FN broke down the best men’s shoes you can wear for prolonged periods of time without discomfort. And for spring ’18, we’ve given the …

Shoes

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say No Is Brilliant | Inc.com

In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs chasing after their dreams, this prophetic quote by Steve Jobs 21 years ago hits the nail on the head even more so today. Here's …

Time Management

This is how to overcome anger: 5 powerful secrets from mindfulness

There’s a voice shouting. Takes a second before you realize it’s yours. You feel energized. Righteous. Driving every point home. It’s like the climax …

Mindfulness

Millennials are tracking their kids' whereabouts and internet usage on their phones — here are the apps 'parennials' are obsessed with

Millennials, roughly defined as being born between 1980 and 2000, have grown up with the internet. Now that older millennials are having kids, they're also giving birth to countless new apps for parents like them.<p>These apps can track a child's whereabouts, internet usage, and even bowel movements …

Apps

11 Questions to Ask in an Interview, According to a Hiring Manager

You know you need to have questions lined up, but what should they be? Here are 11 great suggestions.<p>Successful interviews aren't just about having …

This New AI-Based ETF Uses IBM's Watson Technology

The AI Powered Equity ETF is a new AI-based ETF that uses IBM Watson technology.<p>The expense ratio is 0.75%.<p>The fund uses machine learning as part of …

How to make your life better by sending five simple emails

How to make your life better? All you need is email.<p>I’ve covered a lot of research on how to make your life better but many people struggle with …

The 5 Most Important Things for Amazing Mac and Cheese

Of all the comfort foods that exist in this world, it's hard to beat macaroni and cheese. What's not to love about noodles bathed in a rich, creamy, …

Comfort Food

The 9 Best Free Online Big Data And Data Science Courses

Demand for skilled data scientists continues to be sky-high, with IBM recently predicting that there will be a 28% increase in the number of employed data scientists in the next two years.<p>Businesses in all industries are beginning to capitalize on the vast increase in data and the new big data …

Data Science

These Six Clever Gmail Add-Ons Will Make You Infinitely More Productive

Feel like your inbox could use an upgrade? Give Gmail new productivity powers with practical, efficiency-enhancing add-ons.<p>Gmail may be the de facto standard for web-based email—but sometimes, the service can start to feel a teensy bit stale.<p>After all, Google’s younger Inbox app is the where the …

Google

If You Have These Books, You Probably Don't Need a Mentor

When members of our parents' generation were out forging their careers, it was difficult to up your skills without following the traditional college …

Top five solar panel problems

<b>Nearly a quarter (23%) of solar panel owners have had a problem with their system, exclusive Which? research reveals.</b><p>Inverter problems are the most …

Solar Power

Money Won't Make You Happy. Here's What Will, According to Science | Inc.com

<i>At age 25, would you pursue a well-paying corporate job that makes you unhappy or a hobby that makes you happy but has no guarantee to pay the bills? originally appeared on Quora -- the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer,</b> …

Happiness

6 Top Stocks You Can Buy and Hold for the Next Decade

These businesses with clear-cut competitive advantages should allow you to rest easy at night.<p>Time and again the data have shown that slow and steady …

Investing

Kid-Friendly Meditation Videos Help Little Ones Settle Down Before Bed

My kids are balls of pure energy who are offended by the very thought of bedtime. But meditation videos like this one actually keep their interest …

Kids

Want clean air? NASA says these are the best house plants for filtering out chemicals

In today’s modern world it can feel really hard to have a safe space where the air is clean and healthy. Especially if you live in a city it is …

31 Taco Recipes That Prove You Can Eat Tacos For a Month Without Getting Bored

"Don't you ever get bored of eating tacos? You eat them every day." If this is something you have heard and promptly answered with a big resounding no, then this "challenge" is just for you. Straight ahead you'll find a month-worth of taco recipes — chicken, steak, pork, fish, and vegetarian — that …

Cooking

If You Have These Apps, You Don't Need an Interior Designer

We manage our schedules on our phones, plan international trips on our phones, and order groceries on our phones. Let's be real: If iPhones were to …

9 Free Online Courses To Pump Up Your Big Data, Analytics Skills

Do you really need to go back to school and get another degree in order to establish yourself in a career as a data scientist? Maybe not. These nine …

Business Technology

Say goodbye to Google: 14 alternative search engines

Well it’s been a big week for search, I think we can all agree.<p>If you’re a regular Google user (65% of you globally) then you’ll have noticed some …

Before Getting A Loan, Check Out State-Level Funding Opportunities

As a startup entrepreneur it may seem easy, or unavoidable, to go the usual route of regional bank loans or sweet-talking your relatives to fund your business.<p>But there could be a much simpler route right in your own backyard, especially if your business is aligned with a local hotbed of activity. …

Small Business

Big Data: 33 Brilliant And Free Data Sources Anyone Can Use

Data is ubiquitous — but sometimes it can be hard to see the forest for the trees, as it were. Many companies of various sizes believe they have to collect their own data to see benefits from big data analytics, but it’s simply not true.<p>There are hundreds (if not thousands) of free data sets …

Genealogy

Best Butternut Squash Soup Ever Recipe

"Slightly sweet, this is one of the best soups I've had in a while."<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 tablespoons butter<p>1/2 onion, sliced<p>2 cloves garlic<p>2 sprigs fresh …

Food Preservation

Apple and 11 High-Growth Tech Stocks to Buy for 2016

The technology sector is a great place to look for growth stocks. Between <b>Amazon</b>, <b>Apple</b> and others, the tech sector has delivered some of the best …

Investing