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Bill Gates and Steve Jobs raised their kids tech-free — and it should've been a red flag

• <b>Interviews with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and other tech elites consistently reveal that Silicon Valley parents are strict about technology use.</b>• <b><br>A new</b> …

What Should I Do With All the Retail Boxes I Get in the Mail?

Mr. Green has an answer that might surprise you<p><b>Q: What can we do about ALL the individual shipping boxes that Amazon and other retailers send out?</b> …

Sociologists explain why American men turn to gun violence

In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting that killed a staggering 58 people and injured roughly 500 others, the Trump administration has tried to steer Americans away from political debate. “There’s a time and place for political debate, but now is the time to unite as a country,” White House …

Mass Shootings

Why Christian conservatives supported Trump — and why they might regret it

“Because I’m a Christian, I'm able to say that Christian people can be idiots."<p>Eighty percent of white evangelical voters voted for Donald Trump in the November election.<p>For many of these self-described “value voters,” Trump was a walking contradiction of nearly everything they claim to believe in …

Lobbyists and Congress Just Killed the Best Hope for Ending Your Airport Nightmares

As the much-touted new era of American infrastructure fizzles, a revolution in air traffic control is Ieft in limbo. Who is to blame? Not only the …

A Dutch sculptor spent 27 years building giant kinetic creatures

For the last 27 years, Theo Jansen – a Dutch kinetic sculpture – has been creating new forms of life out of plastic pipes. His beach creatures, …

What’s the point of wasps? Turns out, they do a lot more than you think

Wasps are the industrial powerhouse of the insect world<p>“The point of wasps goes well beyond their sting”, explains Dr. Seirian Sumner as she tries to …

A new website lets you design custom maps of anywhere in the world — and the results are undeniably cool

<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>Grafomap<p>I've lived in my current apartment for six months, and I still have yet to find wall art my partner and I both like enough to hang …

Yes, Bill Gates regrets Ctrl+Alt+Delete

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>At the Bloomberg Global Business Forum today, Carlyle Group co-founder and CEO David Rubenstein asked Microsoft founder Bill Gates to account for one of the most baffling questions of the digital era: Why does it take three fingers to lock or log in to a PC, and why did …

Bill Gates

9 Binge-Worthy Marketing Podcasts

With so many choices, it's hard to know what podcasts are worthy of your time. For the well-rounded marketer, add these 9 to your playlist.<p>According to Edison Research, 67 million Americans listen to podcasts each month. And, as Jay Baer points out, that means that podcast listening is now more …

The End Of The High Line Era

Several high-profile, billionaire-backed public spaces are on the outs.<p>It’s the end of the line for one of New York City’s most imaginative and controversial park proposals. Developer Barry Diller announced this week that he’s killing his plan for Pier 55, a $250-million, 2.7-acre floating park he …

Finland figured out the secrets to designing perfect schools — and the US can never replicate them

But one that it can't replicate — due to old-school mindsets about what education is supposed to look like — is how Finland designs its schools.<p>Finnish schools are increasingly adopting the mindset that flexible, open learning spaces are better than walled-off classrooms, and that mixing students …

Education

Avoid Europe's tourist traps — look for ‘back doors’

A fundamental part of enjoying travel in Europe is finding places that I call “back doors.” When I first started traveling, back doors to me were …

French Press, Drip, Toddy—Which Coffee Gadget Is Right for You?

The only way to start the day is with a cup of coffee, but—truth be told—it can be daunting to decipher all of the coffee-gear lingo being thrown around these days. A pour over? A French press? A Toddy? What gives? How does one pick the perfect coffee maker for at-home enjoyment? Fortunately, a few …

9 Important Photoshop Tips for Architects

<i>This article was originally published by RenderPlan as "9 Powerful Photoshop Tips for an Effective Workflow."</i><p>A powerful software like Photoshop can …

The disturbing, eugenics-like reality unfolding in Iceland

Recently, a CBS news crew traveled to Iceland, producing a report titled “Inside the country where Down syndrome is disappearing.” As much as it sounds like it, the headline is not clickbait or hyperbole: In Iceland, nearly every women who undergoes prenatal testing and whose fetus receives a …

Down Syndrome

An Indian dad turned his daughter's favourite lullabies into a million-dollar business on YouTube

Vinoth Chandar has music in his blood.<p>Through the 1980s and 90s, his father Chandrabose had been a music composer in Tamil Nadu’s film industry. He had worked in over 250 movies, including those featuring superstar Rajinikanth. Yet, Chandar himself never showed much interest in the field.<p>However, …

Tamil Nadu

6 Must-See Architecture Documentaries and Series on Netflix

Netflix isn't just a great service for relaxing or procrastinating—it can also be a great learning tool for architecture and urbanism. That is why we …

The 5 Things You Need To Make The Best Cup Of Coffee Ever, According To Our Food Editor

Say goodbye to those pesky K-cups.<p>I've been meditating every morning for years, but not in the eyes-closed way. My spiritual awakening starts when coffee beans clack in the mouth of the burr grinder—the whine of the motor is, to me, a soothing mantra. After putting the filter in place, I lift the …

The phrase “going Dutch” is a 300-year-old insult to Dutch people

During its imperial heyday, when England found itself fighting pretty much everyone in Europe, haughty digs toward other nations pervaded everyday language. And today a handful of casual culture-bashing remains embedded in the English spoken by people all around the world.<p>During the Anglo-Dutch …

Language

Donald Trump threatens to protect the environment if Alaska senators don't back health care bill

Today marks the final chance for Republicans to enact a new US health care law that would cut coverage and reduce taxes for the wealthy. To do so, party leaders need to win over key holdouts like Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, and they are playing hardball.<p>Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior, …

Health Care

Norman Foster Discusses the Dawn of High-Tech Architecture in This 1971 Interview

"It's quite evident that you're prepared to abandon traditional ways of sitting," Bernard Keeffe exclaims as he collapses into a bright yellow …

This video series teaches you all the Photoshop basics for free

Popular YouTube channel TastyTuts, which specializes in graphic design and digital art tutorials, has published a free course titled 'The Complete …

To lose weight, you need to understand the psychology of why you crave the wrong things

The UK’s diet industry is thriving to say the least. More than half of British adults try to lose weight by controlling their calorie intake each year. Unfortunately, losing weight is not as easy as turning down a biscuit, or opting for salad. And even those who have been successful in their …

Nutrition

Gimbal Movements: Learn the Basics

Today, filmmaker Brandon Li is going to give some basic tips for using your camera on a gimbal and show you some basic movements that he does.<p><b>Text,</b> …

There’s only one way to take incredible iPhone portraits in low light

Here's the problem with parties (besides the whole staying-out-late-and-having-to-talk-to-people thing): They're dark as heck and it’s hard to take …

The easy way to remove water stains from wood furniture

Nothing ruins the luster of wood furniture quite like a watermark.<p>Watermarks -- or water stains -- are often caused by cold glasses, spills, or hot dishes places directly on the wood. Luckily, though, they aren't always permanent.<p>This guide will guide you through the process of removing these …

Adorable Duo Travels The World To Play With Architecture, And Their Pics Will Give You An Eyegasm

Daniel Rueda and Anna Devis, a creative duo from Valencia, Spain, travel the world toying with perspective, geometry, and a camera. They photograph …

In the age of streaming TV, who needs title sequences?

Until Tony Soprano took viewers on a strange journey over the New Jersey Turnpike for the very first time in 1999, television title sequences were mostly straightforward affairs.<p>There was an establishing shot: a barrel wave off the coast of Hawaii, or choppers carrying wounded vets over a mountain …

An illustrated guide to Frank Lloyd Wright

Get to know the architect’s signature buildings<p>Believer in suburban utopia. Father of organic architecture. Doghouse designer. Cape-wearing dandy. Purported target of grave-robbing. Bootlegging apprentice. Speed demon. Homewrecker. Survivor. Attention-hungry celebrity. Mystery guest. Teacher. …