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Who Really Needs Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Drugs

Experts agree that high blood pressure and high cholesterol increase the risk of having a heart attack. So you might think they also agree on when …

Cleveland Clinic

Learning Excel isn't just for finance professionals, it can boost anyone's productivity at work — here’s how

<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>Alfonso de Tomas / ShutterStock We've said it before but it bears repeating: Microsoft Excel is likely the most powerful program on …

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

The Anti-Drone Business Is About to Take Off

Companies Like DroneShield are here to fulfill all of your anti-UAV needs<p>Drones are quickly moving from exotic military technology to mass market gadget thanks to companies such as DJI and 3D Robotics, which sell small but sophisticated unmanned aircraft that nearly any amateur can pilot. But the …

Replace Your Bad Leadership Habits In 2015

Contrary to popular belief, leadership isn’t always a natural born trait. It’s possible to learn leadership and to become increasingly skilled at leading others in both personal and professional capacities. The flip side of this is that if one is a natural born leader (i.e., they have the traits …

Investing Facts You Probably Don't Know

Intelligent and responsible investing can be simple and uncomplicated. It involves buying a globally diversified portfolio of low management fee index funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) or passively managed funds in an appropriate asset allocation. After the initial purchase, there is very little …

Get started with your brand-new iOS device

You've just unboxed a shiny new iOS device -- your first! -- and you're staring at it with ample excitement and a tinge of fear. Fear of the unknown, of technology and that you'll mess something up.<p>It's OK -- natural, even -- to feel that way; new technology is intimidating. We've all been there, …

Apps

15 of the Greatest Turbocharged American Cars Ever

So you think turbocharged engines are synonymous with imports? Think again. Here are a dozen American-made forced-air specials that waved the stars and stripes with pride.<p>So you think turbocharged engines are synonymous with imports? Think again. Here are a handful of American-made forced-air …

Sports Cars

The Steel in Barack Obama’s Spine

In Ukraine, the president may face his toughest foreign policy test yet. Is he up to the task?<p>As Vladimir Putin’s troops seize control of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, President Obama is facing what some have called the biggest foreign policy challenge of his presidency. True or not, it’s clear his …

17 Bizarre Aircraft We Love, and the Stories Behind Them

Oddball ideas take flight.<p>It's easy to love these funny-looking planes just for their sheer weirdness. But many of them were built to prove a point or to advance the science of aerodynamics.

Older than Giza: 4,600-year-old pyramid uncovered in Egypt

TORONTO — Archaeologists working near the ancient settlement of Edfu, in southern Egypt, have uncovered a step pyramid that dates back about 4,600 years, predating the Great Pyramid of Giza by at least a few decades.<p>The step pyramid, which once stood as high as 43 feet (13 meters), is one of seven …

Archaeology

How to Reheat Leftovers, from Pizza to Pasta to Eggs

Our ultimate guide to reheating leftovers like pizza, rice, chicken, steak, pasta, pancakes, eggs, fish, vegetables, muffins, coffee, tea, pie, and risotto<p>Yesterday, Gawker's <b>Tom Scocca</b> admitted that he had been reheating pizza wrong his entire life. Rather than warming it up in a toaster oven, …

Cooking

Selling Shame: 20 Outrageously Offensive Vintage Ads

One vintage ad warns women, "Don't let them call you SKINNY!" while another promises that smoking cigarettes will keep one slender. If the task of …

‘High Hopes’ for pope’s new War on Inequality

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Yes, “the Boss” Bruce Springsteen’s new hit “High Hopes” is the perfect battle hymn for Pope Francis’s “War …

Christianity

The best iPhone apps for drawing

If you enjoy drawing or want to learn how to draw then check out our list of the best drawing apps for your iPhone.<p>Created with young children in …

Top iPhone apps gone free

Only here can you find the latest and best iPhone apps gone free today. Our proprietary appPicker Minestore™ algorithm finds you the best free iPhone …

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

Mindfulness

Great tech-spectations: What's next in tech for 2013

The dog days of summer are here, and with them, a certain ennui seems to have washed over the tech world. But as July becomes August, things will begin to kick into high gear.<p>The big dogs of the tech industry -- Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and a host of others -- know that the all-important …

3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann …

3D Printing

Dreamy Photography by Weerapong Chaipuck

I've been making plans for a big trip through some nice places around the world, and it's always great to see some pictures to inspire me to go to …