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Students don't need to rush and buy a new laptop for Windows 11 as long as their laptop isn't too old

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Windows Windows 11 is rolling out later in 2021, but Windows 10 computers will continue to work just fine for students until 2025. PCs more than three years old likely won't have the requirements to update to Windows 11. Any new laptop you buy now for school will support Windows 11 with a free upgrade. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Microsoft recently announced its new Windows 11 operating sys...
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I loved Coursera's free online social work course from the University of Michigan so much that I decided to go to graduate school

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. The University of Michigan's free online social work course (offered through Coursera) encouraged me to apply to grad school in the field. I applied shortly after finishing the class and will attend NYU's Silver School of Social Work in the fall. Emily Hein/Insider The University of Michigan has the top-ranked Master of Social Work program in the US. The school offers a Social Work Coursera Mast...
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The 13 best planners for staying organized in 2021, including tips and tricks from experts

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. timnewman/Getty Images A planner is an all-in-one productivity tool for writing down events, to-do lists, and goals. Planners come in all varieties, from dated and undated to daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly. The best planner is a personal choice, whether it's small and undetailed or big and densely packed. Paper planners are calendars that help you keep track of tasks, appointments, ideas, and ...
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The 15 best online courses and certificate programs you can take with a Coursera Plus subscription

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Coursera Plus ($59 per month) can get you access to online courses and certificate programs from Yale, the University of Michigan, Google, and more. Coursera; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Coursera Plus gives you access to 90% of the Coursera site for $399 a year or $59 a month. It includes single online courses and longer professional certificate programs and specializations. Find answers to Coursera...
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Udacity's online courses are 75% off right now - here's why they can be great for in-demand tech careers

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Udacity offers free online courses and Nanodegrees to build in-demand, technology-based skills. Courses are available in subjects like AI, programming, cybersecurity, data science, and business. Below, find answers to FAQ and information on the top 10 most popular Udacity Nanodegrees. Udacity; Alyssa Powell/Insider What is Udacity? Udacity is an online learning platform that trains students for in-...
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The 43 best fantasy books to escape into this summer

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Fantasy books have huge followings, with readers devouring long journeys through mythical worlds. This list has classics like "The Hobbit" and new favorites like "A Court of Thorns and Roses." The books also fall into sub-genres like drama, historical fiction, romance, and science fiction. If you're anything like me, fantasy books like "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" wer...
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The 8 best dream books, according to a therapist and a professional dream analyst

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Dream books can help you understand your dreams - and yourself - better. LaylaBird/Getty Images Dreams can not only be fun to interpret, they can help you learn about yourself. We spoke to a professional dream analyst and psychotherapist about the best dream books. Topics include lucid dreaming, dream interpretation, and dream dictionaries. When we go to bed to get a good night's rest, our bodies not...
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25 entertaining audiobooks narrated by celebrities, from Meryl Streep to Tom Hanks

Mike Marsland; V E Anderson; Samir Hussein; Michael Loccisano/Getty Images; Audible; Alyssa Powell/Insider If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Audiobooks offer vibrant narrations of books across all genres. A-list celebrities have taken to using their iconic voices to narrate audiobooks, from classics to horror. We rounded up some of the best ones, narrated by stars like Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and more. Audiobooks bring stories to life wit...
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27 easy beach reads that are perfect for summer vacation

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Beach reads are highly entertaining books that you can't put down, and are perfect for summer. No matter the genre, these beach reads are an immersive escape, whether you're on vacation or not. Below are our 27 best beach reads, including YA, romance, thriller, and non-fiction books. Beach reads used to be known as mindless, mass-market paperbacks with shirtless me...
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One of our favorite Kindle e-readers is on sale for $80 for Prime Day

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon June 22 is the final day of Amazon Prime Day 2021. We've been monitoring the best deals, from a comfy pillow to huge discounts on the Instant Pot and Roborock S6 robot vacuum. Like last year's Prime Day, there are huge discounts on Kindle products, from sales on Kindle devices and bundles to a free, four-month trial of Kindle Unlimited for new members.One of the biggest one-sale Kindle ite...
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The top 20 best new books of 2021 so far, according to Amazon's book editors

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Insider Although it's hard to believe, we're already halfway through 2021. To mark the occasion, Amazon's book editors have released their top 20 reads of 2021 (so far). Want more books? Check out our lists of the best true crime, travel, and LGBTQIA+ author books. What a whirlwind 2021 has been - and we're only halfway through. Although only six months in, 2021 has already been...
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The 10 best mindfulness books, according to 3 psychologists

Mindfulness is a wellness practice that can boost feelings of happiness, resilience, and purpose. We spoke to 3 psychologists for their best mindfulness book recommendations. Want more books? Check out the best books to read in your 20s or understanding the climate crisis. It can be difficult to try and stay in the moment, acknowledge our negative emotions without letting them control us, and try to relax. This is why mindfulness can be a very important practice to implement in your life, and r...
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The 8 best baking cookbooks, according to 2 award-winning bakers

Baking cookbooks can help you perfect your pie crust, sourdough bread, or chocolate chip cookies. We tapped expert bakers Joanne Chang and Amber Croom to share their favorite baking books. The books cover the basics as well as how to master French pastries and temper chocolate. It's no secret baking is a science - only the right ingredients interact properly to create chewy cookies, flaky pie crust, and airy cakes. Pastry chefs work hard to get those measurements right, and many pass on the...
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20 perfect gifts for people who love learning new things, from Anthony Bourdain's travel book to a 3-month MasterClass subscription

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. MasterClass For some, experiential gifts that satisfy curiosity are more exciting than material items. We rounded up some of the best gifts for the voracious readers and learners in your life. They include books, online classes, and subscriptions such as MasterClass and Audible Plus. Shopping for gifts is easy when you know someone has a penchant for puns or desperately needs a new suitcase. It's a ...
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11 free online courses you can take from the University of Washington, one of the top 10 schools in the world

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Mitch Diamond/Getty Images The University of Washington is one of the top 10 schools in the world. It offers free online courses in topics from machine learning to career networking. Below are 11 free online University of Washington courses you can take on edX and Coursera. The University of Washington, ranked the 8th best school in the world according to US News, offers free courses online. Like other ...
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24 of the best summer travel reads, from Anthony Bourdain's posthumous guide to a coffee table book of the Amalfi Coast

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider To satisfy wanderlust, we rounded up 24 of the best travel books. Books on the list include coffee table books, fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, and coloring books. Want more books? Check out our lists of the and romance novels. Whether you're planning a trip or fulfill your wanderlust from the comforts of your living room, look no further. We rounded up the best trav...
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26 of the best new books published in 2021 so far, from Oprah's self-help book to Stephen King's latest release

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider So many great new, bestselling books have already been published in 2021. These new books span genres like nonfiction, fantasy, thriller, and young adult. Want more? Check out our , thrillers, romance novels, and fantasy books. We're already almost halfway through 2021: The days are longer, the grass is greener, and reader's favorite books of the year (so far!) are...
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The 9 best books for growing your own herbs, according to experts

Growing herbs is one of the easiest ways to get into gardening. Herbs can be grown indoors and with little space, perfect for beginners. Below are 9 books for herb gardening, from culinary herbs to herbal remedies. Creating and caring for a garden can be a fun way to spend time outside. But with any new skill, there's often a learning curve that can be a bit intimidating. Whether you're hesitant to commit to a big edible garden, don't have space, or prefer easing into a new hobby, o...
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The 14 best free or affordable online courses to help you find a job, from writing cover letters to interviewing

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Just like with any other skill, you can get better at applying to the right jobs. Online courses can teach you how to find jobs, write a resume, interview, and negotiate your salary. Below are 14 online classes to help with the job-hunting, interviewing, and hiring process. Applying to jobs can feel like a daunting task, between surfing LinkedIn job postings and reworking ...
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3 things I loved about The Science of Well-Being, the free online version of Yale's most popular class ever

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Insider Yale's most popular class in history teaches you science-backed steps to becoming happier. Professor Laurie Santos' free online version, The Science of Well-Being, I enrolled in the course and learned a lot of tips on how to improve my mood and stress levels. How do we live a meaningful life? Despite how often that question's asked, it isn't always easy to answer....
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The 13 best places to learn how to code online, including Codecademy, Udacity, and Coursera

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Coding can be a valuable hard skill for workers in an increasingly digital economy. Below, you'll find 13 sites with resources for learning to code online, from Python to JavaScript. Included on the list are MIT's free coursework to IBM's Data Science Professional Certificate. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced coder, the internet has plent...
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The 18 best books to read in your 20s, from memoirs to cookbooks

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Your 20s are probably spent answering some fundamental questions and gaining basic skills. I asked my coworkers to share the books that were most important to them in their "defining decade." You'll find everything from essay collections and memoirs to money guides and cookbooks. As for many others, my 20s have been a decade of nonstop growth. From learning how to budge...
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These 8 finance books taught me how to invest on my own, saving me thousands of dollars I would have otherwise spent on an advisor

Investing my own money always seemed intimidating because I couldn't understand the jargon. Below are 8 books that helped me save around $10,000 through investing without a financial advisor. They taught me about index funds, dividends, how the stock market works, and more. Since I was a teen, the stock market always seemed complex. Investing was never on my radar - that is, until my Chilean father encouragingly obligated me into opening an account with some of my savings when I was 23 year...
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Over 3 million students enrolled in this free Yale class on how to be happier - here are 4 things I loved about it

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Insider Yale's most popular class in history teaches you science-backed steps to becoming happier. Professor Laurie Santos' free online version, The Science of Well-Being, I enrolled and loved it. Santos is an engaging teacher, and the tools are pragmatic and low-lift. How do we live a meaningful life? For how often it's asked, that question isn't easy to answer.Yale prof...
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I signed up for a library card through a free app called Libby and got access to thousands of free ebooks and audiobooks - here's how it works

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Libby; Alyssa Powell/Insider Libby is a free app that lets you borrow ebooks and audiobooks from your local library. You can stream and download books for offline reading or listening, including on Kindle. Some libraries even let you get a library card through Libby, making it easier than ever to sign up. Like many people, I spent a lot of the past year reading and listening to audiobooks (and, yes, Mas...
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3 great stress-reduction tips I learned from Jon Kabat-Zinn's mindfulness and meditation MasterClass

Master class; Alyssa Powell/Insider If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., a famed meditation instructor, teaches a MasterClass on mindfulness. The online course covers meditation and mindfulness tips to alleviate stress, pain, and insomnia. It also helped me learn specific breathing exercises and yoga techniques to relieve anxiety. Mindfulness, a key component of Eastern scripture for centuries, came to the West in the l...
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Udacity's online Nanodegrees are 60% off right now or you can get a 30-day free pass - here's why they can be great for in-demand tech careers

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Udacity; Alyssa Powell/Insider Udacity offers free online courses and Nanodegrees to build in-demand, technology-based skills.Courses are available in subjects like AI, programming, cybersecurity, data science, and business.Below, find answers to FAQ and information on the top 10 most popular Udacity Nanodegrees. Table of Contents: Static What is Udacity? Udacity is an online learning platform that tr...
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5 hard skills LinkedIn says can boost your resume in 2021 - and the affordable online courses you can take to build them

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. LinkedIn; Insider LinkedIn created a list of the 5 most in-demand hard skills in the 2021 job market. The skills include software development, project management, data analysis, and more. Below are online classes from LinkedIn Learning, Udemy, Coursera, edX, and Codecademy to learn them. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky It can be difficult to discern which skills companies are prioritizing, and what...
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Career experts share their 24 best LinkedIn Premium networking tips, from finding contacts to writing a captivating first message

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. LinkedIn Premium; Alyssa Powell/Insider Networking is an important part of the job-hunting and career development process. Below, you'll find insight on who to network with, how to do it, and which mistakes to avoid. We recommend trying LinkedIn Premium for outreach and messaging through InMail. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Networking is a crucial skill, exponentially expanding our profession...
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This bestselling book helped me stop pretending I'm an extrovert and recognize the benefits of being an introvert

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider If you liked the slower pace and quietness of quarantine life, you're not alone. I read "Quiet" during the pandemic and it helped me understand my introverted side. Here are the three things I learned from reading Susan Cain's bestselling book. Like many people, I learned some crucial new things about myself during quarantine. As horrible as the pandemic has been, I...
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