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  • This $86 weighted blanket has hugely impacted the quality of my sleep - here's why it's worth the internet hype By Business Insider   -   Jan 17, 2019

    THIS $86 WEIGHTED BLANKET HAS HUGELY IMPACTED THE QUALITY OF MY SLEEP - HERE'S WHY IT'S WORTH THE INTERNET HYPE

    The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the...

    Health
  • FRY WARS: Taco Bell is bringing back Nacho Fries as McDonald's prepares to debut Cheesy Bacon Fries By Business Insider   -   Jan 17, 2019

    FRY WARS: TACO BELL IS BRINGING BACK NACHO FRIES AS MCDONALD'S PREPARES TO DEBUT CHEESY BACON FRIES

    Taco Bell's Nacho Fries are returning to menus on January 24. The fries debuted almost exactly a year ago and were an immediate hit...

    Food
  • A company that makes 'smart pills' that track when you take your medicine and how active you are is now expanding into cancer By Business Insider   -   Jan 17, 2019

    A COMPANY THAT MAKES 'SMART PILLS' THAT TRACK WHEN YOU TAKE YOUR MEDICINE AND HOW ACTIVE YOU ARE IS NOW EXPANDING INTO CANCER

    A digital medicine company called Proteus makes 'smart pills' embedded with sensors that tell your doctor when you've taken your medication....

    Technology
  • The unprecedented US shutdown is the latest headache for the stock market - and some experts say it could speed up the next recession By Business Insider   -   Jan 17, 2019

    THE UNPRECEDENTED US SHUTDOWN IS THE LATEST HEADACHE FOR THE STOCK MARKET - AND SOME EXPERTS SAY IT COULD SPEED UP THE NEXT RECESSION

    The shutdown is raising economic concerns with stock investors worried that the shutdown is adding to an already fraught era in markets...

    Market
  • 18 of the most historic US civil rights moments of the last 150 years By Business Insider   -   Jan 17, 2019

    18 OF THE MOST HISTORIC US CIVIL RIGHTS MOMENTS OF THE LAST 150 YEARS

    Americans have had to fight for equal rights based on gender, sexual orientation, and race. From Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Susan...

    Health, Congress
  • Here are 25 things we learned from Michelle Obama's memoir 'Becoming' By Business Insider   -   Jan 17, 2019

    HERE ARE 25 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM MICHELLE OBAMA'S MEMOIR 'BECOMING'

    Michelle Obama's new memoir, " Becoming ," is chock-full of never-before-heard stories from the former first lady's childhood and eight...

    Election, Donald Trump, Barack Obama
  • A college counselor told Michelle Obama she wasn't 'Princeton material' - but she applied to the Ivy League school anyway and got in By Business Insider   -   Jan 17, 2019

    A COLLEGE COUNSELOR TOLD MICHELLE OBAMA SHE WASN'T 'PRINCETON MATERIAL' - BUT SHE APPLIED TO THE IVY LEAGUE SCHOOL ANYWAY AND GOT IN

    Michelle Obama writes in her new memoir, " Becoming ," that one of the most pivotal moments in her life was when a college counselor...

  • 34 things you probably didn't know about Martin Luther King Jr By Business Insider   -   Jan 17, 2019

    34 THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a minister and civil rights activist who helped push the United States toward ending segregation. Many...

    World
  • PG&E spikes after a hedge fund challenges its 'damaging, avoidable, and unnecessary bankruptcy' By Business Insider   -   Jan 17, 2019

    PG&E SPIKES AFTER A HEDGE FUND CHALLENGES ITS 'DAMAGING, AVOIDABLE, AND UNNECESSARY BANKRUPTCY'

    PG&E said Monday it intends to file bankruptcy petitions under Chapter 11, in order to protect the best interests of all stakeholders. Hedge...

  • Astronauts can attend Amazon's new cutting-edge tech conference for free By Business Insider   -   Jan 17, 2019

    ASTRONAUTS CAN ATTEND AMAZON'S NEW CUTTING-EDGE TECH CONFERENCE FOR FREE

    Amazon is introducing a new event called re:MARS, which focuses on machine learning, automation, robotics, and space technology. re:MARS...

    Technology, Tech
  • Here's how we ranked the economies of the 50 US states and DC By Business Insider   -   Jan 17, 2019

    HERE'S HOW WE RANKED THE ECONOMIES OF THE 50 US STATES AND DC

    In our ranking of the economies of the states and DC, we looked at six measures of economic health. Each measure was rescaled to allow...

    Health, Economy
  • Amazon investors are cranking up the pressure on Jeff Bezos to stop selling facial recognition tech to government agencies By Business Insider   -   Jan 17, 2019

    AMAZON INVESTORS ARE CRANKING UP THE PRESSURE ON JEFF BEZOS TO STOP SELLING FACIAL RECOGNITION TECH TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

    Amazon shareholders with shares worth $1.32 billion have filed a resolution aimed at stopping the company selling its controversial...

    Technology, Tech
  • This former Cisco exec explains why she was so excited to join $155 million Scalyr as its new CEO By Business Insider   -   Jan 17, 2019

    THIS FORMER CISCO EXEC EXPLAINS WHY SHE WAS SO EXCITED TO JOIN $155 MILLION SCALYR AS ITS NEW CEO

    Log management startup Scalyr announced Thursday that Christine Heckart, formerly a senior vice president at Cisco, will become its...

    Technology
  • By Business Insider   -   Jan 17, 2019

    HOW TO USE THIS TIME-SAVING FEATURE APPLE ADDED TO THE IPHONE

    Siri Shortcuts was introduced with Apple's iOS 12 . The Shortcuts app allows you to automate tasks and routines on your iPhone or iPad. You...

  • The economy of every state and DC, ranked from worst to best By Business Insider   -   Jan 17, 2019

    THE ECONOMY OF EVERY STATE AND DC, RANKED FROM WORST TO BEST

    The US economy is the sum of the economies of the 50 states and Washington, DC. Using six measures of labor-market and general economic...

    Market, Health, Economy
  • Gymboree is shutting more than 800 stores as it files for bankruptcy By Business Insider   -   Jan 17, 2019

    GYMBOREE IS SHUTTING MORE THAN 800 STORES AS IT FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY

    Gymboree is shutting more than 800 stores after filing for bankruptcy protection, the company said Wednesday. The company will close...

  • Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are reportedly having a second wedding in LA By Business Insider   -   Jan 17, 2019

    JUSTIN BIEBER AND HAILEY BALDWIN ARE REPORTEDLY HAVING A SECOND WEDDING IN LA

    Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin married in a secret ceremony in a New York courthouse in September. Now, however, TMZ reports that...

  • Warren Buffett says Jack Bogle converted 'a lot of people to the right religion of investing' By Business Insider   -   Jan 17, 2019

    WARREN BUFFETT SAYS JACK BOGLE CONVERTED 'A LOT OF PEOPLE TO THE RIGHT RELIGION OF INVESTING'

    Jack Bogle, the founder of Vanguard Group and the pioneer of low-cost investing, died Wednesday. He was 89. Berkshire Hathaway CEO...

    Finance
  • I just got back from the 2019 Detroit auto show - here's all the cool stuff I saw By Business Insider   -   Jan 17, 2019

    I JUST GOT BACK FROM THE 2019 DETROIT AUTO SHOW - HERE'S ALL THE COOL STUFF I SAW

    The 2019 Detroit auto show was the final January installment of this gathering - in 2020, the show moves to June. I saw some big trucks,...

  • Alexis Ohanian says he keeps a spreadsheet of everything he owns while wife Serena Williams 'has no ideas where all of her trophies are' By Business Insider   -   Jan 17, 2019

    ALEXIS OHANIAN SAYS HE KEEPS A SPREADSHEET OF EVERYTHING HE OWNS WHILE WIFE SERENA WILLIAMS 'HAS NO IDEAS WHERE ALL OF HER TROPHIES ARE'

    Serena Williams is hoping to win an eighth Australian Open title this month but has admitted she literally has no idea where many of...

    Tennis