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The 50 most commonly assigned works of literature at top US colleges

US students are starting their summer vacation, which means a brief respite from stacks of required reading. For college kids, that’s three months without any Sophocles, Milton, or Woolf.<p>The Open Syllabus Project (OSP) is an online database with 1 million university curricula collected by scraping …

Literature

13 cognitive biases that really screw things up for you

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

Psychology

18 Underrated Netflix Movies That You Won’t Regret Watching

Netflix adds new content to its library every day, so it's easy to miss out on a lot of movies. But trust me, there's some great ones - you just …

Entertainment

Teach Yourself Computer Science Using This Site

Lifehacker has collected a lot of “learn to code” resources that are especially helpful to new learners. But if you’ve already done a little coding …

Computer Science

Health care groups to use blockchain to improve provider data

Blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin, is creeping into the health care space.<p>A growing number of researchers and companies are finding that blockchain -- a permanent, openly accessible record of transactions -- can make sharing and accessing data more efficient. On Monday, five health care …

One way to play the new tax law: Start an LLC

Spurred by ambiguities in the new tax law, accountants are coming up with novel strategies to help entrepreneurs slash their taxes.<p>One of the most notable provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a 20% deduction for qualified business income from so-called pass-through entities, including S …

Retirement

The Best Sailing Apps of the Year

<b>We’ve selected these apps based on their quality, user reviews, and overall reliability. If you want to nominate an app for this list, email us at</b></b> …

These brain-boosting supplements are the new medicine cabinet MVPs for 2018

Nootropics may be a funny-sounding name (it’s Greek for <i>mind change</i>), but these Silicon Valley-born supplements popularized by biohackers are getting …

This site lets you take Harvard’s most popular computer science class and more courses from top universities for free

<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>Online learning has made education more accessible than ever, but few platforms make getting a quality education easier or more affordable …

Best books of 2017: The best fiction

The Power<p><i>Naomi Alderman</i><p>Alderman’s inventive, globe-spanning thriller imagines a world in which girls and women have discovered they have the ability to maim and kill men thanks to a mysterious new electrical power. The uncompromisingly feminist novel has drawn comparisons to Margaret Atwood, …

Retirees are forgetting one big retirement cost — and it's costing them an average of $275,000

But where does healthcare fit into that budget? Some retirees may think they don't need to plan for healthcare costs because once they're eligible for Medicare, they assume their medical needs will be covered. However, Medicare isn't completely free, and there are still costs involved.<p>In fact, the …

Latch’s new smart lock can be unlocked with an iPhone

Latch is introducing a new smart door lock today that can be controlled with an iPhone. It’s called the Latch C, and in addition to iPhone control through Apple’s HomeKit platform, it has all the same smart features as the original Latch door lock: a built-in camera to see who’s at your door, the …

Home Automation

Trump wants to create an amazing new tax loophole — here's how to use it for yourself

President Trump will create an enormous opportunity for tax avoidance if his wishes on tax reform are granted. And if you’re in the 38 percent of Americans earning more than $40,000 per year, you can take advantage of it.<p>All you have to do is become a one-person company.<p>Trump’s plan to change the …

Finance

Chart Every Country's Favorite Book on This Map

Navigate the world of literature through the books that impacted a country’s population the most.<p>A well-intentioned illustrated map colors the globe with book covers representative of popularitywithin their country of origin. Reddit user Backforward24 respectfully pulls beloved literature and …

Osho Reveals the Most Simple Strategy to Settle a Busy Mind and Live in the Present Moment

Modern day life can be tough. There are exams to ace, bills to pay, diapers to change, and annoying co-workers to contend with. And unfortunately, we …

Meditation

Could the extraordinary compound in cannabis that helps kids with epilepsy make you feel better?

Will Kleidon, a loquacious 27-year-old, and I were sitting in a restaurant called Food Harmonics here on Ojai's main drag the other day, sipping $5 mushroom coffee with shots of CBD elixir.<p>It was delicious, if slightly expensive.<p>If you have been paying attention to what's going on in the cannabis …

FaceTime on your Apple Watch?!

The Apple Watch goes as close to working as efficiently as the smartphone in your pocket. It even comes with a gallery that allows you to view your …

21 common grammar mistakes and how to avoid them

According to CUNY Journalism Press editor and writing coach Timothy Harper, the answer is a resounding "YES."<p>"The whole point of grammar and punctuation is clarity," he told Business Insider. If you write that a woman has "dirty-blonde hair," for example, people know that you're referring to the …

A personal story: Did the Apple Watch save my life?

Data from the Apple Watch alerted me to a serious health problem with no symptoms whatsoever. Here's what happened and why it matters.<p>Last November, …

Smartwatches

The 7 most incredible train trips to take in Europe

If you care more about the journey than the destination, take the scenic route on a luxe European train tour. Get sweeping views of the mountians and hills while you travel in style on these breathtaking train routes.

Review: Tiny Mass Fidelity Core sounds huge thanks to sound 'holograms'

It’s pretty hard to find bad audio gear these days, but by the same token, it’s rare to find something that truly stands out from the sea of competition. Mass Fidelity’s Core, a small Bluetooth speaker that can create ‘acoustic holograms,’ is one of the exceptions.<p>It also happens to cost $500, so …

Get the Apple TV 'Aerial' Screensaver on Your Mac (or PC)

The Apple TV has a lovely screensaver called "Aerial." It shows beautiful, drifting scenes from around the world (you can spot New York, San …

Scientists identify unique "breathprint" of 17 diseases

A team of international researchers recently unveiled a nano array that can identify the chemical signatures of 17 different diseases, possibly …

11 Apple Watch tips every owner should know

The Apple Watch is a device that can do more than tell the time or put iPhone notifications on your wrist. It can be used to pay for items in the real world, save you in an emergency, act as a fashion accessory and help you track down a misplaced iPhone -- to name a few.<p>Here are 11 tips and tricks …

Smartwatches

Best Apps for Apple Watch: we did the research so you don't have to

Thanks to the Apple Watch, you don't need to have your iPhone at hand to use your favorite Apple apps. Some apps work better than others when resized …

Apps

Critics' Picks: The 10 Best Documentaries of the Year

THR's film critics rank the best non-fiction films of 2016, including a staggering look at race, murder and celebrity in L.A., a riveting portrait of …

Film Festivals

31 books you should add to your holiday reading list

Hello viewers and book lovers — you know who you are — and welcome to our holiday book picks. We asked members of our staff to recommend books that …

How to get Apple’s beautiful Apple TV screensavers on your Mac

When Apple launched the latest version of its streaming device, the Apple TV, in 2015, it unveiled a set of stunning slow-motion screensavers for the device. The short videos that play when the box is idle depict aerial footage of some of the most famous skylines and landscapes around the world, …

Smart TV

My Favorite Books of 2016

Never before have I felt so empowered to learn as I do today. When I was young, there were few options to learn on my own. My parents had a set of …

A rose-gold plane, for the classy supervillian in your life

Too many supervillains tend to wallow in drab colors with stealthy shades of black (Venom, Catwoman) and beige (Blofeld). It's time to toss aside those boring hues and embrace something shinier. You need a rose-gold Cobalt Valkyrie-X private plane from department store Neiman Marcus's annual …