We tried 12 of the most popular protein bars on the market — this is the only one worth buying

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Protein bars are considered a workout staple because they have a high protein content, which is essential to building muscle mass. But they can also be packed with sugar and artificial ingredients.  We tested 12 different protein bars available at a local CVS and ranked them based on nutritional content, taste, and cost.   […]

Apple’s HomePod: What you need to know before buying one

Apple’s new $ 349 smart speaker HomePod officially hit stores today, and you’re probably already aware that the initial reviews have been mixed: Generally positive on the sonic performance, neutral to positive on the industrial design, and disappointed to downright negative on Siri. If you’re on the fence about HomePod and wondering whether to audition […]

Americans are buying lots of orange juice to fight off colds and the flu — but it’s the biggest con of your life

  Growing up, I cherished the lazy Saturday morning when I could eat breakfast in my pajamas and watch cartoons. Back then, it seemed every cereal ad included the phrase “Part of a complete breakfast!” — a meal made up of cereal, milk, and orange juice. But orange juice shouldn’t be part of a complete […]

Walmart is buying a virtual reality startup to bring VR to stores (WMT)

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Walmart Inc’s technology incubator, Store No 8, said it bought virtual reality startup Spatialand to build VR products for the retailer’s stores and websites. Spatialand, which worked with Store No 8 on a VR project last year, is a software platform that helps create virtual reality experiences. Store No 8 principal Katie […]

This jeweler makes buying an engagement ring online easy — and it has an amazing return policy

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. If you’re reading this and it’s at all relevant to you, then congratulations! You’re thinking about getting engaged. Even before you start figuring out proposal plans — not to mention […]

Amazon’s store brand makes a lot of great tech, but these are the 12 gadgets actually worth buying

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Since 2009, Amazon has sold a variety of products through AmazonBasics. Its generic brand covers everything from tech and fitness to dining supplies. The goal is to give […]

How Buying Points Saved Me $950 — Reader Success Story

How Buying Points Saved Me $ 950 — Reader Success Story Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site […]

Guidemaster: Fitness trackers to consider before buying a smartwatch

Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) The smartwatch hasn’t swallowed up the fitness tracker yet. While many consumers are intrigued by the Apple Watch, Android Wear devices, and the like, old-school fitness trackers can still be useful and available for the right price. The main goal of these devices remains simply tracking activity: from daily movement to […]

Celgene is buying cancer drugmaker Juno Therapeutics for $9 billion (CELG, JUNO)

AP Celgene is acquiring Juno Therapeutics, a company developing personalized cancer treatments in a deal worth $ 9 billion.  It’s the second deal in 2018 for the biotech giant, which has been under pressure from investors. The highly personalized treatments Juno makes, called CAR T-cell therapy, are at the beginning of what some are calling “a big […]