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This could be the last year you'll want to buy headphones — a new audio technology is coming in 2019 that could make them obsolete

Headphones may start to look like old technology in 2019 when Noveto, a startup based in Israel, showcases its new "focused audio" devices to attendees of the biggest tech show of any year, CES.<p>Noveto has come up with a technology that can do exactly the same thing as headphones — deliver sound …

Consumer Tech

Our 10 Hottest Indoor Plants

For the easiest way to brighten a room in a pinch, a beautiful indoor plant is your answer – here are our top picks for the home<p>If you are looking …

Why I'm not rushing to pay off my $100,000 mortgage

At 26 I bought a little condo. I was going to live there for five years — or something like that.<p>That's what most people do. They buy a "starter home" before upgrading to vaulted ceilings, walk-in closets, and double vanities. Why clean one sink when you can clean two?<p>At some point I decided more …

6 furniture and home decor sites that let you see what furniture will look like in your room before you buy it

<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>I'd like to hope that this blue couch will be a good addition to my room, but it's honestly hard to tell without using Target's Virtual …

Christian Colleges Are Tangled In Their Own LGBT Policies

Conservative Christian colleges, once relatively insulated from the culture war, are increasingly entangled in the same battles over LGBT rights and related social issues that have divided other institutions in America.<p>Students and faculty at many religious institutions are asked to accept a "faith …

What Can an Old Folk Song Tell Us?

Anna & Elizabeth is a band whose name is a nod to Hazel & Alice, the all-woman bluegrass duo that was recorded on the Smithsonian Folkways label at a time in the mid-sixties when the bluegrass musicians being recorded were almost all men. Like Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard, Anna Roberts-Gevalt …

Civil Rights

How to Install an SSD in a PlayStation 4 or PS4 Pro

Despite the fact that solid-state drives (SSDs) read and write data much faster than mechanical hard drives do, the PlayStation 4 and even the …

There's just something about Adriene: How Yoga with Adriene dominates YouTube

Adriene Mishler exudes plenty of mushy-gushy spiritual thinking, but the yoga evangelist embraces something else, too: self-deprecating humor.<p>That's …

WeHo bungalow goes from a dated hot pink to California cool — in a click

When Beatrice Fischel-Bock moved into a 1930s West Hollywood Spanish-style bungalow with friend and fellow entrepreneur Lizzie Grover they commingled their collections of hot pink and white home decor and got straight to the business of fundraising for their first start-up.<p>The two were co-founders …

10 ways to fix your home Wi-Fi problems

When Wi-Fi slows down, so does our entire life. Our email and browsers stop loading. Our streaming movies freeze. Alexa stops responding. Our phones revert to data plans. Everything buffers at the same time, ruining the momentum of your routine.<p>There are plenty of reasons your Wi-Fi keeps slowing …

Wi-Fi

The 13 Best Spots to Buy Affordable Home Decor Online

When we’re shopping for furniture, we consult our 18 Favorite Spots to Buy Furniture Online, but when we’re looking for all of the decorative touches …

Outdoor Spaces

How to Save $1 Million for Retirement -- When You Have Nothing Saved by Age 50

Believe it or not, it can be done.<p>It's no secret that Americans on a whole are mostly unprepared for retirement -- but sadly, that includes those who …

'This Is The One Sports Bra That's Comfortable AND Flattering For My Large Boobs'

"I love it so much, I bought five of them."<p>My boobs have been just about every size you can imagine. After having breast-reduction surgery in 2011 to shrink my 34G/H chest into something more manageable for my 5’4” frame, I’ve flip-flopped between everything from a C to a DDD. (Blame it on …

Figure Out Where to Put the Apostrophe With This Handy Flowchart

For some of us, grade-school grammar lessons haven’t stuck. I managed fairly well with my trusty <i>Elements of Style</i> until pretty recently, but the …

Haglofs V-Series down jacket is tough as nails, uber warm, and waterproof

Ever since the stronger-than-steel fabric Dyneema burst onto the scene, outdoor companies around the globe have been hankering for a taste. Choucas …

A Cozy, Dreamy Winter: Affordable and Easy to Build DIY Fire Pits

We had the cheer of Christmas and the joy of New Year to keep us warm till now. Now that the festive frenzy, the endless parties, the long vacation …

The full lyrics to 'Auld Lang Syne' so you don't mumble your way through it

<b>(CNN) —</b> You see it every New Year's Eve when the clock strikes midnight: people faking their way through "Auld Lang Syne."<p>We don't blame them; no one really knows the words to the song -- even though we sing it all over the world when we ring in the New Year.<p>The British supermarket chain …

Sainsbury's

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

You’ll never have to tie shoe laces again with the Zubits magnetic system

Everyone learns how to tie their shoe laces at an early age, but why should we anymore? With the hassle of laces coming undone and the time it takes in morning to tie them, who needs it? Well, a startup called Zubits has invented magnetic clips for your shoes that make getting in and out of them a …

Spotify Playlist: 50 house and techno hitters to get tough at the gym

Here at <i>Mixmag</i>, we aim to keep you loaded with playlists as regularly as possible.<p>It's time for the weekly additions to our coveted 'The Workout' …

300: Rise of a Classic Shoe

Tennis lifestyle heritage has a custom feel to it in Lawrence, Massachusetts. New Balance has taken its tennis past to new places by introducing the …

Over 40 Gifts For Women Who Love Workouts More Than Anything Else

Chances are, you have a woman in your life who is <i>obsessed</i> with working out. When she's not running to the gym, she's just coming from a studio workout while scheduling her ClassPass reservations for the week. Since we identify with this personality type (in many ways), we put together a list of …

Clothing

The 11 Best Gifts For 9-Year-Olds

If you're looking for gifts for 9-year-olds, you've come to the right place.<p>Three-hundred-and-sixty-four days a year, parents can answer their kid‘s …

Kids

32 Things That'll Make You Say, "Why Don't I Own That Already?"

From Bob Ross board games to flowing dresses to a timer that helps you prepare a perfect egg: just an eclectic mix of some *really awesome* things.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</b>

How to deep clean your dryer duct in 5 steps

Dirty dryer ducts aren't just disgusting, they're a serious fire hazard. In fact, one major cause of house fires is dusty, lint-filled dryer ductwork. Even if a grimy dryer duct doesn't immediately do damage to your home, it'll waste your time, energy and money.<p>A dryer connected to a duct filled …

Home Improvement

This Book Will Help You Become A Plant Person

Is it just me, or was 2017 the year everyone became obsessed with plants? I can barely remember to drink enough water myself, let alone keep …

Washing Machine Hoses Selection, Care and Installation

Water damage from a burst washing machine hose is one of the leading insurance claims in North America. If you have a hose burst, hopefully you'll be …

Complete Guide to Fall Yard Care

Devoting a little extra time to cleaning up and maintaining your yard this fall will make all the difference next spring.<p>In the heat of summer, …

Gardening

Here's how you can learn to play guitar without taking expensive lessons

All those hours of Guitar Hero never turned you into the next Jimi Hendrix or Les Paul — but the FRETX? It just might.<p>Learn how to play guitar the …

Guitar

New Fluent Forever language-learning app breaks Kickstarter records

Whether for fun or business, many of us would like to speak another language. There are various apps like Duolingo and Memrise in existence that help …