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Best Rewards Credit Cards, Reviews, Tools

These are the best cards in the market this year. We look at the benefits, perks and rewards to help you decide which is best for you.<p>Everyone likes …

Personal Finance

Know these staging secrets and sell your home fast

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — With home prices increasing and inventory still low, sellers have the upper hand in the current real estate market.<p>But that doesn't mean sellers are simply waiting for buyers to come knocking with cash in hand. One of the strategies used to make a home as attractive as possible …

A handy list of 2017’s excellent, must-watch TV and movies (and how to watch them all)

It’s only July, but 2017 has already provided us a full year’s worth of great movies and TV shows.<p>More than usual, the first six months in entertainment has transcended genre lines, as a number of versatile films and shows have hit theaters and TV screens. In the last few weeks alone, the heartfelt …

Entertainment

Forget the Blood of Teens. This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop

Nir Barzilai has a plan. It’s a really big plan that might one day change medicine and health care as we know it. Its promise: extending our years of …

Metformin

How to Check in for a Flight and Skip the Lines

If you're waiting in line at the airport, you're doing it wrong.<p>Thanks to technological advances from airlines and startups, breezing through the airport and finding your gate takes less effort than ever—you can zoom past the counter, through security, and to your gate, all without speaking to a …

10 Lessons I’ve Learned After Traveling For 10 Years

Dear friend, There is no right or wrong way to travel— but I will just share with you how I travel: First of all, I never fly first class or …

Why You Really Need to Stop Using Public Wi-Fi

In today’s busy world, convenience seems to outweigh consequence, especially with how people use their mobile devices. Using free public Wi-Fi networks, for example, comes with any number of serious security risks, yet surveys show that the overwhelming majority of Americans do it anyway. In a …

Mobile Devices

A Stanford engineer is making stretchable, flexible skin that's straight out of Westworld

"I decided it was time to start helping people," Bao, a chemical engineering professor at Stanford, tells Business Insider.<p>Bao's 17-member Stanford team is developing is flexible, stretchable skin that can sense touch and temperature. In those ways, it's a lot like the stuff that sheathes the …

Transform Your Eating: A Start-to-Finish Guide to Tracking Your Food

For lunch on Tuesday of last week, I had a vegetable stir-fry mixed with curry ground beef and a side of rice (all topped with Sriracha, of course). …

3 notoriously tough interview questions (and how to answer them)

A job interview can be daunting, especially if it’s your first one. Being able to anticipate what the interviewer will ask, and preparing your responses in advance, can be the key to showing up strong and confident and securing a job offer.<p>In April 2016, a CareerBuilder survey noted that close to …

Employment

I Never Pay Full Price for Flights—This Is Where I Book

The first time I ventured overseas I was 18 and worked two jobs to buy a return ticket to Phuket, Thailand. Determined to pay my own way, I spent …

5-Minute Exercise Routines to Lose Weight

Mini Workouts for Weight Loss<p>How many times have you said that you don't have enough time to work out? If you're like most non-exercisers, you say it …

Take the Ultimate Spanish Road Trip from Barcelona

PHOTO BY Albert Torelló/Flickr<p>Els Encantats<p>Medieval villages, back roads, and the Wild Pyrenees<p>Leave behind the beaches of Barcelona and drive …

National Parks

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The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Self-improvement

Feast your eyes on the top 10 YouTube videos of 2015

Tired of year-end top lists already? Too bad, because there will be a lot more of them before the year is done.<p>The latest list out is YouTube's top …

Next Wave Of Financial Advisors

<i>[This article originally appeared in our December issue of ETF Report.]</i><p><b>Sophia Bera: Financial Advice for the Next Gen</b><p>Gen Y Planning isn’t your …

Investing

The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively

Singapore, the land of many math geniuses, may have discovered the secret to learning mathematics (pdf). It employs a teaching method called productive failure (pdf), pioneered by Manu Kapur, head of the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.<p>Students who are …

Pedagogy

A new kind of printed 'artificial skin' turns pressure into nerve pulses

A new type of sensor could help pave the way for "artificial skin" that can accurately and efficiently mimic a real sense of touch. In a study published today in <i>Science</i>, a group of Stanford University engineers successfully created a stretchable circuit that can sense pressure and transmit the …

Glueballs are the missing frontier of the Standard Model

There should be particles made entirely of gluons, but we don't know how to find them.<p>The discovery of the Higgs boson was rightfully heralded as a …

We're Closer Than Ever to Building the Bionic Human

And you thought those prosthetic running blades were cool.<p>Lost a leg? Need a new spleen? Going under anesthesia? There’s a robot—and possibly even an app—for that. The last few years have given way to tons of crazy advancements in the fields of robotics and bionics. Here’s a look at some of the …

Guy Sets World Record for Solving a 7×7 Rubik’s Cube - Technabob

Some people are so good at things that they make you feel downright stupid. If you have zero talent solving the various Rubik’s Cubes, then …

10 things rich people know that you don’t

As a financial adviser, I have occasionally found myself feeling envious of certain clients. Not because of their wealth — but because they were …

Personal Finance

French telecom Orange says it 'ultimately' will pull brand out of Israel

The French telecom company Orange said Thursday that it "ultimately" planned to pull its brand name from Israel, giving a boost to an international boycott movement while enraging the Israeli government and the local franchisee.<p>In a news release from Paris, the company said it wished to "ultimately …

You should be using these browser extensions to keep yourself safe online

The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.<p>You might not know it, but every website you visit is using one or more …

Information Systems

19 Books To Read If You Loved The "Harry Potter" Series

Maybe you'll never find a book better than Harry Potter, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy reading other novels about magic, friendship, and adventure.

30 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you determine what you want from your professional life and how to make the most of it, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>If you want to bolster your networking, leadership, and time-management skills, it's time to get reading.<p><i>Drake Baer contributed to this post.</i>

6 Books That Will Definitely Increase Your Productivity Right Away

Even the most productive people would like to be more efficient. Here are 6 books that will help you get more done in less time with less effort.<p>Most of the time I feel like a productive person. I write three columns a week, am getting a master's degree, manage a small number of clients, and …

Time Management

The Best Careers For Your Personality Type

Ever wondered why you are drawn to certain careers and not others? For example, are you convinced you’d be happiest if you were a writer and not a …