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20 fun travel toys to keep toddlers entertained on long road trips

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon Travel toys for toddlers aren't just good to have, they're an absolute necessity. To keep a toddler busy while traveling, you need engaging toys that aren't too challenging. Travel toys should also be easy to carry and difficult to lose - the fewer pieces, the better. Travel provides a lush breeding ground for boredom, which is why every caregiver needs a reliable selection of mobile...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, Toys, Parenting, Trends, Features, Toddler, Caterpillar, Barnes Noble, Eric Carle, Amazon Travel, AMAZO, Deseret Book, Melissa Doug Flip, IP Freelance


The 7 best places to buy men's T-shirts

Everlane T-shirts are one of the cornerstones of every wardrobe, no matter how fancy or basic it may be. There are many options to choose from, so we've narrowed it down to the best in every category The Everlane Organic Cotton Crew is the best overall because it's affordable and backed by a warranty. If you take a look at anyone's wardrobe, you're almost guaranteed to find T-shirts. As a quintessential item for all, T-shirts are readily available from just about every clo...
Tags: Reviews, Style, Clothing, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Men, Uniqlo, Everlane, T-shirt, Don, Rhone, Tommy John, Carhartt, Brooklinen, Men's Clothing


Why we remember more by reading rather than listening to audio or watching video

Reading print is generally more effective for learning than video or audio. Luis Alvarez/Getty Images Comprehension differs when reading onscreen versus in print, and when listening to or viewing content. Factors like the tendency to multitask while consuming digital content contribute to this difference. Print is the best way to consume content in terms of concentration, learning, and remembering. See more stories on Insider's business page. During the pandemic, many college professo...
Tags: Books, Learning, Opinion, US, Trends, Strategy, Spain, Cyprus, Reading, Norway, Print, Nordic, Understanding, Contributor, Naomi S Baron, Standardized Testing


Book: The New Builders

My long-time business partner Seth Levine has written a book with Elizabeth MacBride titled The New Builders: Face to Face with the TRUE Future of Business. It’s extraordinary – buy a copy now! For many years, Seth has been frustrated about the entrepreneurial narrative around the White male tech founder. He’s been active as an investor and philanthropist around entrepreneurship in rural Colorado and with organizations, such as Entrepreneurship for All, that are focused on accelerating e...
Tags: Books, Colorado, Entrepreneurship, Africa, US, Book, America, Trends, Middle East, Elizabeth, Seth, Feld, Seth Levine, Elizabeth MacBride, Black Brown Female


The New Builders

My friend Seth Levine and Elizabeth MacBride have written an important book about the changing face of entrepreneurship in the US. It is called The New Builders and it came out this week. You can purchase it at all the places listed here. This bit from the book’s Amazon page explains The New Builders’ message: The dominant image of an entrepreneur as a young white man starting a tech business on the coasts isn’t correct at all. Today’s American entrepreneurs, the people who drive critical ...
Tags: Books, US, America, Trends, USV, Seth, AVC, Seth Levine, Kauffman Foundation, Elizabeth MacBride, David Gabeau


Amazon has a trade-in program that lets you swap old tech for a gift card - here's how it works

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon Amazon has an extensive trade-in program that lets you swap electronics for an Amazon gift card. Visit the trade-in page to check your item's value, which will then be verified by Amazon. You can also trade in an eligible device at some Amazon specialty stores for instant credit. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Spring is in full swing. For many households across the country it's high ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Deals, Books, Electronics, Trends, Tech, Amazon Prime, Amazon Kindle, Amazon Echo, Amazon Books, Amazon Amazon, Amazon Trade In, Facebook Marketplace, Amazon Trade


The best plants for your first garden in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Gardening can be a satisfying, rewarding hobby resulting in beautiful flowers and tasty foods. For a successful garden, you have to choose the right plants for the climate, the season, and for your location. Kimberly Queen ferns, rainbow carrots, and hydrangeas are all hardy plants to get your green thumb going. Gardening is a rewarding challenge that can beautify your home and yield nutritious foods. Like with any new hobby, gardening has a learning curve an...
Tags: Reviews, Gardening, New York, Home Decor, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Southern California, Burpee, Isla, Steven John, Hydrangea, Kimberly Queen fern, National Gardening Association, Insider Picks Guides, Best Guides


21 gifts for tea lovers - from loose-leaf teas to fun teapots and more

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. T2 Tea lovers can never have too much tea or too many tea-themed items at home.We've rounded up the best gifts for tea lovers so you can surprise them with some fun, new things for tea time.If you're still shopping for other gifts, you can check out all our gift guides here.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great deals.There's nothing better than a ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Tea, Europe, Gift Guide, England, Etsy, China, India, Africa, Trends, Features, Gifts, David, Paris, Yorkshire


A tiny, invasive bug and the climate crisis are changing how guitars are made, and shifting the course of music history

Fender; Marianne Ayala/Insider Swamp ash is a wood prized by guitar makers and musicians for its light weight and resonant sound. But flooding, and a tiny bug, threaten the wood and the sound that is synonymous with rock music. Fender is phasing out ash after 70 years of use, and ash trees could soon disappear altogether. See more stories on Insider's business page. In 1970, when Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page recorded the iconic solo on "Stairway to Heaven," he was playing a 1959 Fend...
Tags: Music, Florida, Texas, Science, Mississippi, Entertainment, Climate Change, China, Trees, US, America, Trends, Jimi Hendrix, Canada, United States, Portland


How to find your Barnes & Noble shipment tracking in 2 ways

You can track your Barnes & Noble order through your email confirmation or BarnesandNoble.com. mihailomilovanovic/Getty Images You can track your Barnes & Noble shipment on the book seller's website or through your purchase confirmation email. To track your Barnes & Noble purchase through your shipment confirmation email, locate it in your email inbox and then click the "Track My Package" link. To track your Barnes & Noble shipment on BN.com, enter your email address and order number ...
Tags: Books, Ebay, Trends, UPS, Shipping, Usps, Purchases, Barnes Noble, Barnes, BarnesandNoble, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Abigail Abesamis Demarest


What is Goodreads? Everything you need to know about the popular site for readers and book recommendations

Goodreads is a social platform that connects readers to books and each other. elenaleonova/Getty Images Goodreads is a book-focused website that helps you keep track of what you're reading and lets you write book reviews. Once you rate books or mark them as read, Goodreads will recommend new books for you to read. With a Goodreads account, you can also enter giveaways for new books, join book clubs, comment on forums, and more. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more storie...
Tags: Ios, Amazon, Android, Books, Trends, Reading, Goodreads, Book Recommendations, My Books, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Abigail Abesamis Demarest, Books Reviews


How to list and sell your books on Amazon

With an Amazon seller account, you can list new and used books for sale. Westend61/Getty Images To sell books on Amazon, you'll need to first sign up for an Amazon seller account. You can then sell books on Amazon by listing your new or used books as products. You can ship the books you sell on Amazon directly to the customer or use Amazon Fulfillment. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're cleaning out your bookshelves and trying to figure out whe...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Trends, Bank, Amazon Fulfillment, FBA, Amazon Books, Amazon FBA, UPC, Amazon Amazon, Amazon Household, Bookseller, Amazon Once, Tech Insider, FBM, GETTY IMAGES Amazon


SpaceX's new astronaut crew brought a cute, fluffy penguin toy named 'Guin Guin' into orbit

A penguin toy floating around the cabin of the Crew Dragon as it reaches low-Earth orbit on April 23, 2021. SpaceX Launch Live Stream SpaceX launched four astronauts into orbit Friday morning, accompanied by a cute toy penguin. The toy began floating inside Crew Dragon as the spaceship entered orbit and reached zero gravity. The astronauts named the penguin "Guin Guin." See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX's latest rocket launch included a special guest: an adorable ...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Penguin, Astronauts, Toy, Hurley, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Crew Dragon


8 essentials everyone needs to start a garden from scratch

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Connie Chen/Insider Gardening can be intimidating for beginners, but with the right tools it's easy to get started. Here are the eight tools every gardener needs for a successful garden. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Spring is a great time to get outside and enjoy the outdoors, and an even better time to start a garden. Right now is an ideal time to plant seeds for those recipes you might like...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Home, Outdoors, Gardening, Tools, Life, Trends, Wilcox, Lawn, Mara Leighton, IP Roundup, Insider Reviews 2021, Fiskars Traditional Bypass Pruning Shears, Pine Tree Tools Unisex Working Gloves, Amazon Peppers


Your ultimate guide to gardening and lawn care products in 2021, plus discounts on our favorite brands

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Urbanstems; Wilcox; Ozero; Bloomscape; The Sill; Connie Chen/Insider Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned pro, we have guides to help your garden grow. We've gathered all of our guides on how to produce a bountiful garden and lovely lawn in one spot. From the best lawn mowers to the best gardening tools, you'll find what you need to get started. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky ...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Garden, Gardening, Tools, Home Decor, Trends, Features, Detroit, Backyard, Urbanstems, Wilcox, Fern Marshall Bradley, Kimberly Queen fern, Connie Chen, Wayfair Overstock


The 5 best gardening books in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky When you start a garden, it helps to do your research on what you want to grow based on your goals and available space. "Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture" by Toby Hemenway is a classic and comprehensive guide to gardening. It details an inspiring theory about creating small-scale yard eco-systems and includes easy-to-follow instructions. 'Tis the season to get outside! Gardening is therapeutic, good exercise, productive, and relaxing a...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Home, Garden, Books, Gardening, Abc, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Mel Bartholomew, Fern Marshall Bradley, Rodale, Barbara Damrosch, Insider Picks Guides, Best Guides


Marjorie Taylor Greene is holding another gun giveaway - despite there having been at least 156 mass shootings in the US since the start of the year

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on February 5, 2021. Susan Walsh/AP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia is holding a gun giveaway, saying she will gift an AR pistol to the winner of a lucky draw. This is not the first firearm raffle Greene has held. She organized several draws in 2020, before the election. The giveaway will go on even as the number of mass shootings in the US this year mounts. See more stories on Insider's busin...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Gun, Dc, Biden, ATF


We Know So Much. And So Little

On my run to Boulder on Saturday, I listened to The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything by theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. My run was about four hours long, which was roughly the time it took to listen to this spectacular book. The quick summary from Wikipedia follows: Kaku explores the history of unification theories of Physics starting with Newton’s law of universal gravitation which unified our experience of gravity on Earth and the motions of the celestial bodies to Eins...
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, Trends, Boulder, Einstein, Newton, Michio Kaku, Kaku, Tom Keller


Book: Wintering

I listened to Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times on Audible over the past week. It was spectacular. Danielle Morrill recommended it to me. We had an intense up and down journey together with Mattermark, which was doing great until we made a fundamentally bad decision around the company’s strategic direction. The ride down, especially against the backdrop of what I expect would have been a success if we hadn’t made that strategic decision, was extremely challenging. We...
Tags: Books, Trends, Npr, Boulder, Danielle, Feld, Danielle Morrill, Rebecca Lee, Katherine May, Difficult Times on Audible, McIntosh Lake


How to log in to Goodreads on desktop or mobile, so you can catalog your reading list online

There are several ways to log in to Goodreads, a popular online hub for tracking your reads. Catherine Falls Commercial/Getty Images You can log in to Goodreads using a Goodreads account or an existing Facebook, Amazon, Google, or Apple account. For the iOS or Android app, you can use a Goodreads account or an active Facebook, Amazon, or Apple account to sign in. If you used a Google account to create a Goodreads account, you'll need to set a Goodreads-specific password to log in on th...
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Gun rights advocates are pushing to create Second Amendment sanctuaries in a bid to flout federal gun laws

Guns for sale at a gun show in Fort Worth, Texas, July 10, 2016. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is pushing for the state to become a Second Amendment sanctuary. Second Amendment sanctuaries ignore federal or state gun laws they consider restrictive. In recent years they've become a tactic among gun rights advocates to push back against federal restrictions. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Thursday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted in support of gun ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, New York, Texas, News, Guns, Supreme Court, Washington Post, Mexico, Oregon, Virginia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, United States


5 low-cost marketing strategies to get the best value for your self-published book

A self-published book can help enhance your personal brand and position you as an authority figure in your field. Kathrin Ziegler/Getty Images Publishing a book in your field of expertise is a great way to establish yourself. However, marketing a book through traditional publishing can cost a great deal, says publisher J.J. Hebert. Low-cost strategies like books reviews and lead generation through email lists can help promote you book instead. See more stories on Insider's business p...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Marketing, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Self-publishing, Mailchimp, Writers, Nordic, Don, LinkedIn Facebook, Contributor, Publishing Industry, Contributor 2019, Kathrin Ziegler Getty


Funding Friday: Burn Alpha

Emily Segal is writing her next novel called Burn Alpha and she is crowdfunding it on her Mirror blog. I contributed 0.1 ETH to the effort yesterday evening and she is now approaching her 25 ETH goal. If you have an Ethereum wallet, like Coinbase Wallet or Metamask, you can participate in her crowdfunding project here. The rewards are pretty cool as is the premise of the novel. You can see all of that on her blog. If you read this post on my Mirror blog, you will see th...
Tags: Books, Crowdfunding, Trends, USV, Crypto, Albert Wenger, Emily Segal


Republicans criticize Biden's gun safety executive actions as an 'infringement' of Second Amendment rights

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy weekly news conference in Washington Reuters Republicans were quick to criticize Biden's gun safety executive actions on Thursday. GOP governors called the move an "infringement" of Second Amendment rights. Biden forcefully rejected the claims on Thursday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several high-profile Republicans on Thursday swiftly criticized President Joe Biden's newly announced executive measures aimed at tackling gu...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Guns, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, United States, Missouri, South Dakota


Biden says gun violence in the US is an 'international embarrassment' as he announces new executive actions

President Joe Biden AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File President Joe Biden took his first executive actions to tackle gun violence in the country. Biden aims to restrict "ghost guns," which are self-assembled firearms without serial numbers. Biden also called on Congress to pass sweeping gun safety reforms. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Thursday announced his first executive actions amid renewed pressure to address gun violence in the US following a slew ...
Tags: Politics, News, Guns, Congress, Colorado, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, United States, House, Arizona, Gun Control


Biden says gun violence in America is 'a blemish on our character as a nation'

President Joe Biden speaks as Vice President Kamala Harris listens during an event at the South Court Auditorium at Eisenhower Executive Office Building April 7, 2021 in Washington DC. President Biden delivered remarks on the administration’s “American Jobs Plan.” Alex Wong/Getty Images President Joe Biden criticized the inaction on US gun violence in a speech Thursday. "The idea that we have so many people dying every single day from gun violence in America is a blemish on our character a...
Tags: Politics, News, Guns, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Speed, Washington Dc, Gun Control, Biden, Kamala Harris, South Court Auditorium, Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Alex Wong Getty, Kelly McLaughlin Oma Seddiq


The 5 best gardening shovels in 2021

Whether it's for weeding, breaking up soil, or digging beds, you need a good gardening shovel. The Fiskars Long-Handle Round-Point Steel Digging Shovel is easy to use and won't break the bank. If you're looking for a snow shovel, check out our guide to the best snow shovels. While a shovel might not be your most thrilling purchase, at least one belongs in the tool shed of every gardener, whether they're looking after a few potted plants or an extensive vegetable garden. The only...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Outdoors, Gardening, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Fiskars, Home And Garden, Shovel, Insider Picks Guides, Best Guides, Guide Update, Home (Reviews, Michelle Ullman, Home Improvement Guides


3 reasons entrepreneurs should forego traditional book deals for self-publishing

One advantage of self-publishing is that there are no literary gatekeepers to hold your book back. Heide Benser/Getty Images MindStir Media CEO J.J. Hebert says now is the time for entrepreneurs to self-publish their books. With shrinking bookshelf space and more people buying online, using a traditional publisher isn't as practical. By self-publishing, the author also maintains creative and financial control of their work. See more stories on Insider's business page. Many entrep...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Author, Self-publishing, Nordic, Contributor, Publishing Industry, Contributor 2019, J J Hebert, MindStir Media, Ingram In


The 12 best gardening gloves in 2021

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon You should wear a pair of durable and comfortable gloves every time you garden.The best gardening gloves to protect your hands are from Mud, Showa, and Exemplary Gardens.See also: The best garden hoses Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Every home gardener needs a trusty pair of gardening gloves. By protecting your hands from soil, debris, thorns, and chemicals, they help prevent blisters, scrapes...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Outdoors, Gardening, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Musgrave, John Deere, Dawson, Arber, Home And Garden, Amazon Heavy, Connie Chen, Amazon Before, Atlas Nitrile Gloves


How American guns help Mexican cartels overwhelm Mexico's police and military

Suspects stand behind seized guns at a press conference in Tijuana, Mexico, March 24, 2010. AP Photo/Guillermo Arias About 70% of guns used in crimes in Mexico that are seized and traced originated in the US. Weapons sent illegally from the US to Mexico and used by criminal groups are overwhelming Mexican security forces. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ciudad Juarez, MEXICO - Almost 50 years after Mexico's first law to restrict the use of firearms was implemented in a...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Guns, Congress, Mexico, US, International, Trends, United States, Mexico City, Arizona, Gun Sales, Vegas, El Paso, Firearms, FELIX



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