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11 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and other larger-than-life tech companies, somehow also seems to find time to read.<p>Musk says that reading books — from epic works of fantasy like the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy to complex how-to books on building rockets — is crucial to helping him achieve …

Books

A Guide to Men’s Dress Codes for All Occasions

Although dress codes are designed to provide guidance on what to wear, they can often make choosing an outfit more complex. With all their […]

Men's Fashion

Typeface elegantly combines Braille and English characters

Braille Neue is a dual typeface designed by Kosuke Takahashi that overlays Braille and English into one simple font. For sighted people who do not …

Grid System Behind Logo Design

If you love of using a grid systems for every logo design you create, including marks and icons, Kareem Magdi got you covered. He shared a set of …

Graphic Design

11 Common Steak Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

Finally get that perfect sear.

BBQ

6 Smart Habits That Will Lead to a Fulfilling Life

Whom do you surround yourself with? This may be your first lesson toward a life of success.<p>Do you ever lay in bed at night in a state of insomnia and look back over your choices in life and wonder, "I wish I did that differently?"<p>Perhaps it's feeling like you should've made that transition into a …

Self-improvement
Typography

One-Dish Chicken Recipes

We combine America's favorite dinner bird with our favorite way to cook: everything together in one pan for less fuss, easy cleanup, and downright …

Cooking

Hand-Drawn Graphics by Deep Bear

Check out these hand-drawn logos and badges created by Deep Bear.Deep Bear is a branding and graphic design studio specializing in old methods of …

Graphic Design

These Office Spaces Are Inspired by Your Favorite Fonts

You agonize over picking just the right font for your resume, for the poster for your band’s gig, for… your office decor? That’s exactly what HomeAdvisor, in conjunction with NeoMam Studios, did, creating seven mockups of gorgeous office spaces inspired by classic fonts. Who knew typography could …

Typography

Find The Best Colour Scheme For Your Website With This Guide

You have <i>millions</i> of colours to choose from for your website, which makes choosing a colour scheme an overwhelming decision. Smashing Magazine's guide …

Graphic Design

These are the 10 essential skills that will land you a job in digital media

The digital media industry is booming, and digital marketing is becoming a necessity for any company or startup today. Digital marketing positions span the gamut, ranging from search engine optimization and web analytics to digital strategist and content marketing.<p>According to a report from …

If You Believe in Marijuana, Then This Is the Stock to Buy Now

This marijuana stock may be in a perfect position to profit from legalizing marijuana worldwide.<p><b>Canopy Growth</b> (NASDAQOTH:TWMJF) is Canada's …

This Is How Much Money You Should Have in Savings at Every Age

And the steps that will get you there.<p>Are you falling behind? Ellevest recently talked to 1,000 women about their money—and their lives. Based on the …

Retirement

This couple invented a clever piece of luggage so you'll never have to check your bags again — here's how it works

Over the past two years, Johnathan Webster has taken nearly 60 flights and successfully avoided one bane of airline travel: checking his luggage.<p>Webster and his wife, Gizem Mut-Webster, have evaded checking luggage on flights since they backpacked through Europe in college. As students traveling on …

Flying

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My Top Copywriting Tip (For Writers Who Hate Copywriting)

Copywriting is writing that sells but…What if you hate copywriting?Or you don’t like selling?Well, copywriting is a useful skill to cultivate if you …

Writing

This 10.5% Yielding Dividend Stock Is Now as Low Risk as They Come

By completing its strategic repositioning program last year, Enbridge Energy Partners put its high-yield payout on rock-solid ground.<p>Last year was a …

23 Awesome Products From Amazon To Put On Your Wish List

A book by Jimmy Fallon, something called a "FaceBlaster," unicorn hair, and 20 other things you’ll want to add to your wish list ASAP.<p>To see what people were wishing for last week, click here.

Here's what losing weight does to your body and brain

<i>This video was originally published on October 29, 2017.</i><p><i>Special thanks to John Gunstad, professor with the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University, for speaking with us about his cutting-edge research on how losing weight affects brain function. Following is a transcript of</i> …

Fitness

I've lived in New York City my entire life — here are the best places to actually eat

As a kid growing up in New York City, I never ate Happy Meals.<p>Why would I when I could get a great bagel or slice of pizza for the same price?<p>New York has some of the best food in the world. Even neighborhood takeout spots are top-notch eateries that people come from all over to try. So over my …

Ice Cream

These secret Netflix codes uncover a list of 'hidden' films and TV shows — and it's easy to use them

To access the extra content, all you need to do is add the code for the desired genre or sub genre to the end of the usual Netflix URL.<p>For example, to access the list for "action & adventure," you would add the code 1365, making your URL become: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/1365.<p>Niche sub …

Entertainment

35 Wonderful Ideas How To Organize A Pretty Small Garden Space

Gardens are a great way to spend extra time. They can bring both life and curb appeal to your home. If you are a green thumb you may feel at a loss …

Curb Appeal

Social Media Is Too Important to Be Left to the Marketing Department

When customers need help, they expect companies to offer it quickly and through multiple social media channels — but most companies aren’t set up to do that. Some companies increase their social media staff to offer live responses during big events like the Super Bowl or the Grammys, but then they …

Public Relations

Here's the salary you have to earn to buy a home in 19 major US cities

In the market for a home? Mortgage site HSH.com has updated its estimate of how much annual income a household would need to buy a home in major metropolitan areas in the US, according to fourth-quarter 2015 data.<p>Thanks to lower mortgage rates and home prices, houses were more affordable in nearly …

Real Estate

These before-and-after photos show how much teen fashion has changed in the past decade

In 2006, teens loved brands like Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle & Aeropostale.<p>There was a distinct teen look — on with logos and brand names.<p>Now teens opt for simpler looks ... or looks that they can share on Instagram.<p>See how teen apparel has changed in 10 years.

Abercrombie & Fitch

Pictures on the internet aren't always what they seem — and this photographer proves it

A Vietnamese filmmaker made a short video that might just be the cure for FOMO, as it hilariously exposes the truth behind trendy and curated photos on social media.<p><i>Story and editing by A.C. Fowler</i><p><b>Follow INSIDER</b> on Facebook <b><br>Follow INSIDER</b> on YouTube

Social Media

From Anthro to Zara: 28 Spring Outfit Essentials Under $100

The reemergence of warm weather, sun and signs of natural life aside, the thing you crave the most about spring is the shedding of heavy cold-weather layers — colorful winter coats and sweater dresses included — and getting a <i>new</i> wardrobe into tip-top spring shape. It’s hard <i>not</i> to get excited about …

Clothing

Learn to code in one of the most beginner-friendly and in-demand programming languages on the web

<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>Gvahim/FlickrFor anyone who's been wanting to learn to code, or is looking to add another programming language to their skill set, Ruby …

Programming