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Keeping these 12 plants in your home can improve your health — and they're almost impossible to kill

Eating plants isn't the only way to reap their benefits. Science has shown that keeping a simple houseplant can do wonders for your health.<p>Horticulturist Marc Hachadourian, the director of the Nolen Greenhouses at the New York Botanical Garden, told us that plants benefit both your physical and …

Botanical Gardens

25 Perfect Gifts for the Outdoorsman

12 Guys of Christmas<p>Even if you live in a city, chances are you know someone who’s constantly venturing into the wilderness at every chance. That …

Shout “I Got the Job!”: Acing the Interview

A resume gets you an interview. Your references and skills back up what a great fit you are for the position.<p><b>The interview is what gets you the …

7 bad answers to common job interview questions

It's the first big step towards finally getting the job of your dreams. To recruiters, however, it's all just a part of the daily grind.<p>After all, professional recruiters often conduct hundreds, if not thousands, of interviews per year.<p>Now, that's not to discourage you or suggest that recruiters …

Employment

10 Essential Steps To Prepare Yourself For A Job Interview

So your resume got noticed and you’ve been asked to come in for a face-to-face interview—congratulations! But in order to shine during the interview and land that job offer, careful preparation beforehand is essential. You need to be ready in advance for the questions you will be asked, have done …

Employment

8 questions to ask in a job interview that will make you look smart

Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design/Flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons 2.0These questions will really impress the hiring …

25 Interview Questions You Can Ask

You should view the interview as a courtship time between you and the company. They ask you questions to learn more about your abilities and …

Three Questions I Ask Every Job Candidate To Test Their Soft Skills

If you don’t know how to probe for soft skills, you’ll never find them.<p>So-called “soft skills,” by many accounts, are in high demand and short supply. But one of the reasons why things like communication, critical thinking, attention to detail, and the like seem so hard to find among job candidates …

Employment

8 reasons you didn't make it past the first interview

But weeks go by and you never hear back. If you do end up getting a rejection email, you're left staring numbly at an auto-response with too many clichés and not a single explanation of why you didn't make the cut.<p>And so, the vicious circle continues. How can you improve your interview game when no …

Employment

Post-Interview Thank You Note Seals the Deal or Nails the Coffin

If you want the job, follow these 9 tips to write the perfect thank you note<p>As I advise candidates throughout their interview process, there is one …

101 Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

John Oliver compares the Republican healthcare plan to 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'

The American Health Care Act, otherwise known as the plan Republicans have released to replace Obamacare, otherwise known as Trumpcare, is not good …

7 of the most practical hiking backpacks out there

<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>If you have a weekend hiking or camping trip coming up this spring or are looking to trek the whole of Appalachia over the next few months, …

Backpacking

Desperate NASA Asks Public What to Do With Astronaut Poop

We can put a man in space, but once he’s there, NASA still has no idea what to do with his shit.<p>Here’s where you come in: NASA will award $30,000 to …

Kettlebells Beat Dumbbells for Biceps

6 Exercises for New Arm Growth<p>The Kettlebell Cure for Small Biceps<p>Kettlebells provide exclusive benefits and unique kinds of biceps stimulation that …

Kettlebell Exercises

20 Motivational Posters to Get You Through a Slump [with Free Templates]

<i>Dream big. Success. Walk the talk. Challenge yourself.</i> When it comes to designing a motivational poster, the slogan is key. If you’ve spent any of …

Graphic Design

8 Ways to Make Your Elevator Pitch More Memorable

<i>Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. YEC members generate</i> …

The One Must-Try Food in Every U.S. State

You’ve gobbled pizza in New York City, scarfed down cheesesteaks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and stuffed yourself with barbecue in Texas. When it …

New England

Is This Strange New Surfboard Design the Future of Surfing?

How weird does that look?<p><b>A small company called Trinity Board Sport is making surfboards unlike any other, and enough people are convinced that how</b> …

Aquatic Sports

Elon Musk Mars mission will send people to die on Red Planet on hope of colonising it

Tech billionaire Elon Musk plans to send people to die on Mars so that his private space company can colonise it, he has said.<p>The PayPal co-founder's …

This Star Wars Fan Film Will Actually Make You Feel Sorry for Stormtroopers

Stormtroopers are helmeted for a reason—not being able to see their faces makes us feel okay about our heroes mowing down tons of them as they go …

Controversial Illustrations By Polish Artist Reveal The Darker Side Of Modern Society

Polish illustrator, artist, and co-owner of Morski Studio Graficzne Igor Morski creates surreal images imbued with hidden meaning. He graduated with …

The Jacket Redesigned: Meet the Cube Travel Jacket

The Jacket Redesigned: Meet the Cube Travel Jacket This stylish travel jacket is waterproof, breathable, and comes equipped with eight secure pockets …

Stylish

Going somewhere? Try one of the 10 places named as most ethical travel destinations

Ethical traveling means protecting the environment and respecting local people and cultures. Bon voyage<p>The late travel writer Bruce Chatwin, an inveterate wanderer, described life as “a journey through a wilderness.” With a skyrocketing human population currently consuming the equivalent of 1.6 …

“Get a blender”: 10 habits to take your life into the stratosphere of greatness

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What habits have changed people’s lives?</i> <i>Answer by Nelson Wang, entrepreneur and writer with 10 years in technology. Founder of CEO Lifestyle.</i><p>When I was seventeen, I was fired from my job as a tuxedo salesperson for missing a rotation. I was devastated. …

Motivation

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NASA releases recording of 'outer-space type music' from far side of the moon

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Did you hear that whistling sound too?"<p>"Sounds like -- you know, outer-space type music."<p>"I wonder what it is."<p>This conversation, between Apollo 10 astronauts Eugene Cernan and John Young, as their craft flew around the far side of the moon, remained under wraps for over four decades.<p>While …

Space Science

12 Famous Scientists On The Possibility Of God

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the Mysterious."<p>When President Barack Obama nominated the Christian geneticist Francis Collins to head the National Institutes of Health in 2009, some American scientists questioned whether someone who professed a strong belief in God was qualified to …

16 Unusual Items For Sale on the Government’s Version of eBay

There’s a place on the Internet that sells real estate, office furniture, biomedical equipment, scrap metal, airplanes, slide projectors, and more to …

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