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25 questions to ask a mentor

A few years ago, around the time when I was launching this blog, I wrote an article called 4 Types of Questions to Ask A Mentor. To this day, it is …

Leadership

7 Inspiring Podcasts That Every Entrepreneur Should Listen to This Summer

Make the most of your summer with these informative and entertaining podcasts.<p>Summer is around the corner, which means beach getaways and family vacations are also on the horizon. While the rest of your friends search Amazon for their summer book list, you should find great podcasts to fill your …

Self-improvement

Pot Roast Recipes

<b>The Pot Roast</b><p>Pot roast is one of the easiest beef dishes you can make. Put the pot roast in a Dutch oven or slow cooker, add some liquid and aromatic …

2018 tax brackets released, but subject to change

Here's what you'll need to know -- with one big if.<p>The IRS gives taxpayers a couple of months of lead time every year in telling taxpayers what the tax brackets will be for the coming year. Last year, there was a lot of uncertainty about whether the pre-released 2017 tax brackets would actually be …

What to Do If Your Thyroid Is on the Fritz | Goop

From weight gain (or loss) to exhaustion, brain fog, depression, anxiety, and dry skin, thyroid dysfunction causes a wide range of symptoms, which …

Wellness

A group of high school students has made Martin Shkreli's $750-drug Daraprim for $2

To prove how much of a dick move that was, a group of high school students in Australia has now created 3.7 grams of Daraprim's active ingredient in their chemistry lab for just $20 - an amount that would sell in the US for between $35,000 and $110,000 at the current rate charged by Shkreli's …

18 incredible gadgets under $50 that every kitchen should have

From new cooking devices to innovative utensil redesigns, there are loads of cool products that can spice up any stove, pantry, or dining room.<p>Here are a few affordable must-have tools for the home cooks in your life.

Incredible YouTuber slays classic rock covers with an instrument you've never heard of before

When you think classic rock, you probably think about Hendrix and his electric guitar, or Janis Joplin's haunting vocals.<p>You probably <i>don't</i> think of …

This $20 gadget will completely change the way you experience TV

Sometimes you see something online that looks ridiculously cool, but you’re not quite sure how the product will actually translate in the real world. …

Impossible Spaceship Engine Called "EmDrive" Actually Works, Leaked NASA Report Reveals

Though scientists are still trying to figure out how it doesn’t violate the laws of physics.<p>YouTube / Kaleb Austin Hopper<p>Will Sabel CourtneyView Will …

What a Lack of Eye Contact Says About You, According to Science (and How to Fix It)

Failing to meet someone's gaze could send not-so-flattering messages about who you are and what you're capable of.<p>What you do with your clothes, hair, accessories, posture, gestures--it all conveys deep, rich meaning. But your eyes send messages, too, and failure to maintain good eye contact with …

Public Speaking

This Gif Illustrates The Mind-Melting Number of Galaxies in The Universe

We need a moment here.<p>Of the thousands of photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, one stands out as the shot that changed astronomy forever. …

Honeywell’s new HomeKit and Alexa compatible smart thermostat runs $149

Honeywell’s been doing its thing for well over a century now, with its thermostatic roots stretching back even further to the 19th century days of coal heating. The company’s connected thermostat history, meanwhile dates roughly back to 2013, with the simply named WiFi Smart Thermostat, released …

Home Automation

These are 10 of the best dress boots you can wear this fall and winter

<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>And with summer coming to a close and most of us putting our flip flops in the closet to hibernate through the winter, chances are …

30 Cooking Skills Everyone Should Know by 30

Growing up in a small town, I knew I was a bit sheltered. However, nothing I’ve seen since moving to New York City could have prepared me for what …

How to Solve the Risks of a Sedentary Lifestyle, Per Science

I tested two standing desks and one stool to get a new perspective on my workday.<p>I've been standing here all day.<p>No, really. I'm testing standing desks (or "height-adjustable desks"), and I'm not 100% sure I'm using them correctly. I've heard you're supposed to stand for a set period, maybe use …

Ergonomics

Philippines drugs war: The woman who kills dealers for a living

<b>The Philippines is in the midst of a brutal war on drugs sanctioned by the controversial President Rodrigo Duterte, which has seen almost 2,000 killings in a matter of weeks. The BBC's Jonathan Head explores the country's dark underbelly of dealers and assassins through the story of one woman</b> …

The 3 Stages of Failure in Life and Work (And How to Fix Them)

One of the hardest things in life is to know when to keep going and when to move on.<p>On the one hand, perseverance and grit are key to achieving …

What Your Number 2 Says About Your Health

Hot dogs, burgers, ice cream, guac, alcohol (followed by the drunk munchies)… summer BBQ food <i>really</i> does a number on your digestive system. It’s definitely not fun to be sitting poolside with a belly so bloated you could use it as your own personal flotation device (especially since that whole …

After Huge July Job Gains, What's The Encore? Retail Sales, Job Openings Ahead

What’s the next act after Friday’s July jobs report blew away expectations and lifted stocks to new highs? Retail sales for one, and several other reports of note are also on tap.<p>But before that, investors may want to continue to digest the jobs data, which, for the second-straight month, showed …

Want to Change Your Personality? Here's How, According to Science

Research shows you really can become more disciplined, more outgoing, and more open.<p>Do you want to change your personality? If you're like most people, the answer is yes. Psychologists talk about five key personality traits: extraversion (enjoying being with others); conscientiousness; openness; …

Psychology

These Are the Best Songs to Wake Up to in the Morning According to a Psychologist

Music streaming service Spotify is here to help us make our lives easier. Step one: get out of bed, thanks to the right tunes.<p>Spotify partnered with …

Music

22 Recipes for Sweet, Juicy Summer Corn

Growing up in central Indiana, I was surrounded by endless cornfields. You could measure the seasons and the climate by how high the plants were growing, and getting lost in corn mazes each fall was a time-honored tradition.<p>But, weirdly, we didn't actually eat much fresh corn. The fields that …

Cooking

12 Travel Map Apps That Beat Google Maps Whether or Not You Have WiFi

Chunky GPS units are a thing of the past. These days, everyone is finding their way by using their smartphones. Although we’ll be the first to admit that we love the industry standard, Google Maps (especially with the new pit stop function), there are a few things that GM just can’t account for. …

Watch Tom Cruise Go Ballistic in ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ Trailer

It’s been four years since Tom Cruise first suited up as Lee Child’s elite Military Police Corps Officer Jack Reacher, but in the new trailer for the …

Tom Cruise

How Spanking Children Affects Their Behavior as Adults

A new study that analyzed 50 years of research on spanking concludes that the more children are spanked, the more chance there is that <b>they'll</b> …

“We can make a lot of mistakes”: The science of job interviews

After weeks of trolling the internet for job postings and dashing off cover letters, you’ve finally had a stroke of luck. There’s only one thing standing between you and your dream job: The interview.<p>This kind of high-stakes situation is guaranteed to get pulses racing. We all want to know what our …

Employment

Message in a bottle, promising finder a shilling, bobs up after 108 years

Communication thrown into sea by Plymouth biologist in 1906 and found by German woman confirmed as oldest in the world<p>When the distinguished marine biologist threw his message in a bottle into the sea, asking whoever found it to contact him, he wasn’t expecting a speedy response. Which is just as …

World Records