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Learning to code isn't just for full-time developers, it can boost anyone's productivity at work — here’s how

<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>Shutterstock We've spent a lot of time telling you about the career-related benefits of learning Python, one of the web's most versatile …

Programming

Coding 101: Getting Started as an Adult

<b>Technology continues to play a greater role in everyday life, but those who weren’t exposed to computers or programming languages in school are</b> …

Here are the raw materials we need to fuel the electric car boom

<i>We've already looked at the evolution of battery technology and how lithium-ion technology will dominate battery market share over the coming years. Part 4 of the Battery Series breaks down the raw materials that will be needed for this battery boom.</i><p>Batteries are more powerful and reliable than …

Alternative Fuel

A retired Navy SEAL commander breaks down his morning fitness routine that starts at 4:30

As he said in a recent Facebook Live Q&A at Business Insider's New York headquarters, "It's not fun to get out of bed early in the morning. When the alarm goes off, it doesn't sing you a song, it hits you in the head with a baseball bat. So how do you respond to that? Do you crawl underneath your …

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The 28-year-old CEO terrorizing Bay Street

Michael Katchen might be young, but he's taking on Canada's advisory firms with Wealthsimple, a millennial-friendly investing approach backed by some surprisingly big guns<p>As King Arthur was backed by Lancelot, so too is Michael Katchen (Lancelot the Wealthsimple office dog).<p>If Wealthsimple ever …

7 crucial lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Stuck in a rut? How to navigate a career change

In 2002, Steve Preston hit a career crossroads when the British travel company for which he was a senior manager said it was planning to move him from London to Manchester in the country's north.<p>He didn't like the fact his employer was uprooting his family and telling him where to live. So he …

These 11 Canadian oil stocks are poised to pop

<b>What are we looking for?</b><p>Canadian oil stocks poised to pop on Middle East production news.<p>After a two-year policy of allowing the market to determine crude prices, there are signs that Saudi Arabia may be willing to install a floor under oil prices in the near future. Last week, Saudi Minister of …

Tutorial: Learn how to throw balls in Pokémon Go like a boss

If there’s one thing that makes Pokémon Go particularly annoying, it’s gotta be the despondent feeling of anger that a missed Pokéball throw instills – and avid trainers oughta know this best.<p>Fortunately, a Redditor by the name of homu has developed a new throwing technique that will not only …

How to make a ridiculous amount of money in 'No Man's Sky'

The massive new PlayStation 4 game "No Man's Sky" is all about exploring the vast reaches of space, all from the comfort of your couch. The game has a near-infinite universe, filled with alien planets, intergalactic trading posts, and all other manner of sci-fi delight.<p>But just like here on Earth,</i> …

The Onion Omega2 lets you add Linux to your hardware projects

Need a tiny, $5 computer to build a robot that will bring you your slippers, initiate a massage chair session, and pour out your daily dose of bourbon? <br>The Onion Omega2 can do all that and more.<p>This tiny board is Arduino -compatible but also runs Linux natively. This means you can plug it in and …

Fan-made 'No Man's Sky' app catalogs your interstellar journey

The galaxy-faring sci-fi fest <i>No Man's Sky</i> isn't out until next week but one enterprising fan has already made parts of the game perhaps a little less daunting. Reddit user Aleator83's NMS Ally is a companion app that will, among other things, generate custom names for the planets you visit and …

Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

At Green House Data in Cheyenne, Wyo., energy efficiency is an obsession.<p>When someone enters one of the company's secured data vaults, they're asked to pause in the entryway and stomp their shoes on a clear rubber mat with a sticky, glue-like finish.<p>"Dust is a huge concern of ours," says Art …

Renewable Energy

Apple's Swift Playgrounds is a coding class disguised as a video game

Alongside the release of iOS 10 this fall, Apple will put out a video game filled with strange aliens, blocky worlds, collectible gems, and clever logic puzzles. Only it's not just a video game — it's a series of coding lessons and challenges designed to teach kids the fundamentals of computer …

CARTO makes geographical data visualization and analysis accessible to non-specialists

CartoDB, a data visualization company founded in Madrid in 2012, changed its name to CARTO to celebrate its new analysis tool CARTO Builder and to emphasize its attempt to enlarge its audience from developers to business people and non-coders.<p>Historically, CartoDB has helped data specialists with …

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Tutorials

Stuart Shanker on how to defuse your children’s worst behaviour

Your child is cranky, defiant and driving you up the wall. What's a parent to do?<p>If you've read or received any parenting advice in recent years, you'll have encountered the notion that children and teens can't help it when they throw tantrums and lash out; chances are they're tired, hungry, …

Why water-related stocks are the wave of the future

Drought conditions in California have eased and interest in global water scarcity as an investment theme has become less prevalent. For Royal Bank analyst Rajan Bansi (supported by at least one rather famous hedge fund manager), now is an ideal time to invest in water-related stocks because over …

This 75-year-old NASA legend has been working in secret for 10 years building a startup that wants to outdo Intel and Google

After leaving NASA, Goldin spent some time bouncing around and studying robotics before accepting a position as the president of Boston University in 2003. He never officially held the position, however, because the school terminated his contract a day before he was slated to start (though he still …

Building your TFSA? This is the simplest investment product of all time

One of the sharpest tools for building a $1-million tax free savings account is the simplest investment product of all time.<p>It's an S&P 500 index ETF. There, you're done.<p>We developed a million-dollar TFSA calculator on the idea that it's possible to build major wealth over the long term by making …

8-year-old developer wows Satya Nadella with his game

On his recent visit to India, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella met the Indian Prime Minister, entrepreneurs and various government officials. Yet, it was …

Here are the 67 most important investors of all time

I analyzed the birth dates of the most important investors of all time. Ten observations were made.<p>This is an incomplete list. It does not include …

The 25 Best Rosés Under $25

Brace yourself. Rosé season starts this weekend. The drink pink boom means pale and pretty wines will be poured at patio parties everywhere to …

Dong Energy: Europe's Must-Have IPO?

It's hard to find another business like Dong Energy.<p>That would normally be a problem for a company looking to stage one of the year's biggest …

Google is helping MIT update its programming language for kids

MIT is teaming up with Google to create the next generation of its popular visual programming language "Scratch." The partners are working on an open source version of the language called "Scratch Blocks" based on Blockly, Google's own visual programming code. It will teach kids how to code by …

Adobe Spark helps anyone build great websites, videos or flyers

Today, Adobe is introducing Spark for mobile and the Web, which it hopes will help small businesses and nonprofits create great images, websites and media for their campaigns.<p>There are three main components to Spark: Page, Post and Video. Those tools were formerly the standalone Slate, Post and …

Color Schemes

How Blockchain Technology Can Reinvent The Power Grid

A power pole collapses at 8 p.m. on a hot night in the remote outback of Australia. This is a problem for William and Olivia Munroe, who raise sheep …

Internet of Things

The Commodity That No One Knows About But Everybody Wants to Buy

The world’s mines and steel plants got so devalued during the commodity slump that some were just given away by owners struggling to cut losses or …

Apollo Global Management

One of the most prestigious universities in the US is offering an online class for anyone who wants to learn to code

<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>ShutterStock / Timofey_123 As technology becomes a more and more ubiquitous aspect of our lives, the importance and need for …

Coursera

TransAlta seeking clarity on Alberta's coal phase-out plan

The CEO of TransAlta Corp. said she has misgivings about the pace and complexity of the Alberta government's efforts to phase out coal-fired power generation by 2030.<p>While discussing first-quarter earnings Tuesday, Dawn Farrell said the Calgary-based power provider is looking for clarification from …

Canada