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This Just Might Be the Fanciest Kitchen We've Ever Seen

A richly detailed Maryland gem sets a new stage for the culinary arts.<p>"It's nonstop elegance," says Richard Anuszkiewicz of the kitchen he created for clients renovating their circa-1910 waterfront home in Annapolis, Maryland. The couple entertain frequently and tend to do more congregating than …


A psychologist explains the strategy for programming your brain to achieve any goal

But sometimes it's the most accurate: If you plug in the right information, you'll see the desired results. At least, that's what the psychologist Robert Cialdini suggests in "Pre-Suasion," a new book that's partly about getting others to do what you want and partly about getting <i>you</i> to do what you …


Leonardo DiCaprio Just Put His Malibu Home on the Market

It's located on the ritzy "Billionaire's Beach."<p>The year was 1998: Leonardo DiCaprio was a mere 24 years old and had just starred in <i>Titanic</i> when he snatched up this Malibu, California cottage for $1.6 million. Flash forward to present day and a lot has changed: He's now an Oscar winner and he just …

Leonardo Dicaprio

The 13 Most Popular Engagement Rings on Pinterest

Sapphires and rose gold are both huge hits with the people of Pinterest.<p>Whether you're actually shopping for an engagement ring or you just like looking at sparkly jewelry, you absolutely must take a look at these 13 beauties.

Engagement Rings

9 signs you're successful — even if it doesn't feel like it

We live in a world that reinforces this feeling. Though most people won't admit it — other than the guy with the 'He who dies with the most toys wins' bumper sticker — in the back of our minds, we equate material possessions with success.<p>It's a shame we fall prey to materialistic thinking because …


11 keyboard shortcuts only Mac power users know about

There are a ton of hidden keyboard shortcuts in MacBooks and Mac computers. Here are the best and most useful ones.<p><i>Produced by Will Wei</i><p><b>Follow TI:</b>On Facebook

Keyboard Shortcuts

These Are the Most Popular Exterior Home Paint Colors

Hints of blue might just be the new "it" trend.<p>Picking out paint colors for the outside of your home is no simple feat: For starters, it's not just one hue, it's three (siding, trim, and accents). And since it's a major financial investment, the pressure is real. Thankfully, Trulia sought out paint …

Home Improvement

Psychologists figured out one trait that makes relationships last

As a therapist once told Business Insider, you <i>need</i> to have conflict if you and your partner are going to grow as a couple.<p>The question is — how do you get good at it?<p>A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, sheds light on what's important. After a series of experiments, …


4 secrets to building wealth in your 30s

You'll reap the rewards to come.Ditty_about_summer/Shutterstock<p>Unless you win the lottery or inherit a sizable windfall, becoming wealthy isn’t usually something that happens overnight.<p>The sooner you get started on the path to building wealth the better. If you’re in your 30s, there’s really no …

Personal Finance

Shirley Temple's Gorgeous 9.5-Carat Diamond Ring Is for Sale

It's as stunningly expensive as it is stunningly beautiful.<p>In 1940, Shirley Temple's father gave her a cushion-cut, 9.54-carat deep blue diamond ring for her 12th birthday. The beloved child actress, who died in 2014 at the age of 85, wore it throughout most of her life.<p>On April 19, the rare ring …


30 Patio Ideas to Make Your Backyard Look Incredible

Kick back under the sun with these stylish designer ideas for outdoor spaces.<p>Whether you have a porch, pool, or patio, our guide to creating a luxurious outside area will help you take full advantage of warm weather. Oh, and don't miss our top swimming pool designs and outdoor kitchens!


45 Cozy Breakfast Nooks for the Dreamiest Saturday Morning

All you need is a fresh pot of coffee.<p>Cheery paint and plush pillows can make for the sweetest morning moments, whether you're looking to seat a family of six or just the two of you.

Interior Design

With this genius subscription service for watches, you can now wear a $40,000 Rolex

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Eleven James We cover watches a lot at Business Insider. Many of the articles we write focus on a specific price point — the under …


20 skills to help you become a millionaire in less than 5 years

<i>Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Daniel Ally became a self-made millionaire at age 24. We are no longer confident in those assertions and have removed them.</i><p>If you wanted to, you can become a millionaire in under five years.<p>Dealing with adversity was my greatest teacher …


Super Bowl 50 is shaping up to be the most expensive ticket in NFL history

Now that the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos are set for Super Bowl 50, it is time for fans who want to attend the Big Game to scurry for tickets. But if they are going to go, it is not going to be cheap.<p>According to SeatGeek, after the conference championship games on Sunday, the average …


Here's why rate hikes won't hurt home prices

But it's worth digging a bit deeper into what investors are really worried about. Many of the fears focus on reduced housing affordability—that higher rates mean more expensive loans, which in turn would cause the housing market to suffer. It's a valid concern, but we think it's overblown.<p>What's …


A Tool to Help You Reach Your Goals in 4 Steps

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near. And there’s the client whose phone call you really should return – the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time. Wait, weren’t you going to try to go to the gym …

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15 words to eliminate from your vocabulary to sound smarter

People don't have the time or the attention span to read any more words than necessary.<p>You want your readers to hear you out, understand your message, and perhaps be entertained, right? Here's a list of words to eliminate in order to help you write more succinctly.<p>It's superfluous most of the time. …


100 podcasts that will make you smarter and more successful

Flickr/Garry KnightPodcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are …


2 dozen public schools in Virginia closed after a homework assignment drew fury from parents

Cheryl LaPorte, a world geography teacher at Riverheads High School, assigned her students homework using a standard workbook on world religions that asked students to copy religious calligraphy.<p>The assignment read: "Here is the shahada, the Islamic statement of faith, written in Arabic. In the …


7 mental shifts that helped me become a millionaire by 22

In the last 12 months, I've generated a million dollars in commissions in one of the most competitive industries on the planet, where my average competitor is at least double my age with 10 times the tenure in the business.<p>I have a master's degree from a prestigious university, which I received …


10 major differences between rich and poor people

<i>Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Daniel Ally became a self-made millionaire at age 24. We are no longer confident in those assertions and have removed them.</i><p>I've been rich and I've been poor. I know both sides very well.<p>Growing up poor, I knew that I wanted to be rich. I …


4 secrets to building wealth in your 30s

Unless you win the lottery or inherit a sizable windfall, becoming wealthy isn't usually something that happens overnight.<p>The sooner you get started on the path to building wealth the better. If you're in your 30s, there's really no time like the present.<p>If you can make these smart financial moves …

Personal Finance

A 15-minute online quiz can give you a scientifically accurate assessment of your personality

Getty Images/Matt Cardy<p>Human personality is fantastically complex, which is why personality tests that try to shoehorn a person into binary, defined …


Nate Berkus Just Sold His Sky-High Manhattan Penthouse

And the interior designer just sold the place for $9.8 million.<p><b>Update 06/21/2016:</b> It should come as no surprise that design guru Nate Berkus is also a real estate mogul.<p>The interior designer has sold his Fifth Avenue penthouse apartment for $9.8 million to financier-slash-jewelry-designer Charles …

25 books that will blow your mind

We've put together a list of 25 such books — taking inspiration from Amazon's list of 100 books to read in your lifetime, recommendations from Goodreads users, as well as some of our own personal favorites.<p>These books' exploration of politics, history, and the human condition are so insightful, …


Icahn says AIG 'too big to succeed,' urges a break up

Though his Twitter account, Icahn said that he has a "large stake" in the insurer, which has a market capitalization in excess of $81 billion, but he was not more specific about its size. A representative for Icahn was not available for comment early Wednesday.<p>In a letter sent to AIG and posted on …

Carl Icahn

Nassim Taleb: Here's What People Don't Understand About Ebola

Multiplication — that's what people don't understand about Ebola, according to Nassim Taleb, the author of "Fooled by Randomness" and "The Black Swan."<p>More specifically, Taleb explained to Business Insider that many people talking about the disease don't "have a grasp of the severity of the …