Rob Kirkland

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Apple Will Pay You Big Bucks to Recycle Your Old iPhone

Save the planet, earn some cash.<p>Yesterday, Apple held a special "Gather Round" event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. The company introduced (among other things) a trio of new iPhones, in three different tiers ranging from expensive to more expensive. And for Mac heads looking to …

Recycling

America's Most Dangerous Dog Breeds [Infographic]

Over the years, studies into fatal interactions between canines and humans have proven fiercely controversial, given the myriad of circumstances behind different attacks. In the mid-1990s, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a broad analysis of dog breeds involved in fatal …

Dog Breeds

The Genesis G70 Is Better Than Cars That Had a 40-Year Head Start

Genesis's first effort is a hit.<p>Genesis had its work cut out for it. Even though the upstart Korean company had superstar talent– like former Audi designer Peter Schreyer, former VW Group designer Luc Donkerwolke, and former BMW M division engineer Albert Biermann–the company had the monumental …

Roads

9 Products for Sleeping on Planes That Look Ridiculous but Are Actually Amazing

To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including …

The Courage to Be Disliked

• <b>Author:</b> Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga<p><b>Reading this book could change your life.</b><p><b>“Marie Kondo, but for your brain” (HelloGiggles).</b><p><b>“Compelling from front to back. Highly recommend” (Marc Andreessen).</b><p><i>The Courage to Be Disliked</i>, already an enormous bestseller in Asia with more than 3.5 million copies …

These Bose earbuds are meant to put you to sleep

Bose is launching a new product that promises to make insomniacs rejoice.<p>Every Bose product you’ve ever worn in or around your ears was meant to be heard. But the aptly-named new Bose Sleepbuds that go on sale Thursday are instead supposed to help you get a good night’s sleep by quieting …

Seven Habits Of Extra Interesting People

Interesting people have a special magnetism. They tell incredible stories and lead unusual lives. But what exactly makes them so captivating?<p>They’re curious more than anything else. An interesting person is always excited to explore the world, and this energy radiates outward.<p>Some people are …

Albert Einstein

Your Apple Watch workout is about to get way better

Apple announced some great new features for the Apple Watch with WatchOS 5: a Walkie Talkie app, Siri shortcuts and Podcast support. But as someone who uses her Apple Watch mostly for its fitness and workout features, those are the improvements I'm most looking forward to with the new update.<p>Here …

4 reasons my love affair with Amazon is fizzling

Until recently, I was in a happy long-term relationship with Amazon.<p>We’ve officially been together for 14 years (I’ve been a customer since 2004) and were pretty much inseparable. We shopped for everything together. From toilet paper, to running shoes, to earbuds, Amazon was there to help me make …

Hands off my data! 15 default privacy settings you should change right now

On the Internet, the devil’s in the defaults.<p>You’re not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably haven’t even looked for your privacy settings. And that’s exactly what Facebook, Google and other tech giants are counting on.<p>They tout we’re “in control” of our …

Facebook

49 Travel Essentials Travel Experts Never Go on Vacation Without

Whenever I pack, mistakes are made. Though I'm a meticulous list-maker, I always manage to forget something vital—pads and tampons, deodorant, you …

Shopping

The ​17 Best Movie Sex Scenes, According to a Porn Star and Director

Joanna Angel knows good on-screen sex when she sees it.<p>I’ve been directing and starring in pornography for about 15 years. It's literally my job to turn people on, and that job comes with its own challenges. Even though I can show basically whatever I want on camera, it's still hard to shoot a good …

10 Summer Essentials to Buy From J.Crew Factory's Insane Sale

It's 50 percent off everything, and 20 percent off shipping.<p>Spring and summer call for a bit of a wardrobe refresh. And for that, J.Crew Factory has you covered with its current online sale. It's got some solid basics—T-shirts, shorts, camp collar shirts—and it's massive. Everything is 50 percent …

Young Migrants’ Return to Mexico Is More ‘Exile’ Than Homecoming

MEXICO CITY — Lalo Aguilar was born in the Mexican border city of Juárez 29 years ago, carries a Mexican passport and lives in Mexico City. Yet he speaks of Mexico as a kind of foreign country, a place to which he was banished.<p>“Exile,” he calls it.<p>In 2012, after living nearly his entire life as an …

Take a fresh approach to updating your entire house

We’ve all been there: You want to revamp at least one room in your home — or maybe every last one of them, but you’re stumped on where to start. You might have a definite style in mind, or you fear you might lose your mind trying to select one. That’s where our panel of professional designers comes …

Dining Rooms

7 Reasons Why The Amex Platinum Is Worth The Annual Fee

<i>Forbes has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. Forbes and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.</i><p>There’s a saying my dad (the original Points Guy) taught me growing up that always stuck with me: “Cheap is expensive.” Meaning, if you cut corners …

How to Set Up a Backdoor Roth IRA

You may think a high income will shut you out of Roth IRA eligibility, but there’s another way in: a backdoor Roth IRA. And it can save you thousands …

Retirement

The 32 best things we ever bought on Amazon for under $25

<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>Amazon<p>Amazon, land of 1 million things you need and 5 million options for each of them, has quickly become the one-stop shop for an insane …

Cast Iron Cookware

59 Best Gifts Under $30

Sometimes, $40 dollars just seems like too much to spend on products. Usually around the first of the month (rent time of course!), I'm not ready to …

So You're Smart, but You're Not Rich? This Eye-Opening New Scientific Study Tells You Why

Could there be a reason? Yes, it seems there could.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull?<p>Don't you listen to rich people and think: "What have they got that I …

How the Tet Offensive Broke America

For the soldiers and marines in “the field” in South Vietnam — that is, anywhere outside towns and major bases — there were “our gooks” and “their gooks.”<p>The word “gook,” a hangover from the Korean War, no doubt had a racist, contemptuous tone, but in the Vietnam context, it also connoted a certain …

Korean War

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 Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes’

I teach at a big state university, and I often receive emails from software companies offering to help me do a basic part of my job: figuring out what my students have learned.<p>If you thought this task required only low-tech materials like a pile of final exams and a red pen, you’re stuck in the …

3 Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom With High-Tech Fixtures and More

You might not think of the bathroom as a bastion of innovation, but the room has benefited from several new technologies. That includes smart devices …

Stanford analyzed 292 retirement strategies — here's what its experts determined is best

When you're ready to retire, how can you be sure you'll have enough money to last? And what's the best way to withdraw your savings over the years?<p>Steve Vernon, consulting research scholar at the Stanford Center on Longevity, set out to answer these questions by collaborating with the Society of …

Social Security

The 10 Best TRX Moves for Runners

If you’re not using these straps to improve your running performance, you should be.<p>To get better, most runners—well, run. But the best runners know that improving speed and endurance isn’t just about logging more miles; it also requires time in the gym. And one of the best ways to build the …

Skin in the Game

• <b>Author:</b> Nassim Nicholas Taleb<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A bold new work from the author of The Black Swan that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility</b><p>In his most provocative and practical book yet,one of the …

Popular writing app gets major update with Scrivener 3

For those of us who do a large amount of writing whether for a living or just for fun, there are a few different apps to choose from. As of today, one of the top choices is getting even better with a huge update. Welcome to Scrivener 3.<p>Scrivener has historically had a smaller, but almost cultish …

Scrivener

29 Awesome Gifts Under $100 That Any Guy Will Want This Year

Just because cash is tight doesn't mean you can't pick out a present that looks more expensive than it was<p>It’s not very fun to open a set of screwdrivers. And while golf clubs are nice—hey, they’re put to good use, too—they’re also expensive. The good news it that you don't have to dole out a ton …

9 Sex Positions That Use Common Gym Equipment

We're not saying you should try these at the gym. But if you have these lying around at home, it couldn't hurt to try 'em out in private<p>No one talks about it, but it's actually pretty normal to get sexually aroused at the gym. After all, when you exercise, your body releases endorphins, a.k.a. …