Extreme makeover: Off-season shakeups have curling teams still figuring out their way

The Canadian curling carousel was furiously spinning during this past off-season as teams were shaking up their lineups to secure their foursomes for this next four-year Olympic cycle. It was almost weekly that teams were announcing their new lineups — keeping track of it all was challenging. But not that the curling season has hit […]

Why figuring out what’s behind a big gender paradox won’t be easy

Enlarge / Pink vs. blue—innocent gender self-expression or material wealth creating more entrenched gender stereotypes? (credit: lambda’s / flickr) In Sweden, girls are just as likely to go to school and university as boys are. Women make up a greater proportion of the country’s professional and technical workers than any other country in the world. […]

Investors are frustrated with Botox-maker Allergan — and its CEO says it’s ‘deep into the process’ of figuring out what to do next (AGN)

Reuters Allergan said Monday during its first-quarter earnings call that it’s “deep into the process” of its strategic review of the company amid its stock price slipping over the past year.  Allergan CEO Brent Saunders outlined five possible approaches the company’s exploring, which include divesting certain businesses.  Investors, Saunders said, are frustrated, and some of […]

Report: T-Mobile, Sprint finally figuring out this merger thing

Enlarge T-Mobile USA and Sprint are getting further along in merger talks and are “close to agreeing [to] tentative terms on a deal,” Reuters reported today, citing anonymous sources. A merger would join the third and fourth largest wireless carriers in the US, leaving the country with three major nationwide carriers including Verizon Wireless and […]

This color-coded travel adapter works in over 150 countries and makes figuring out what plug to use easy

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. AmazonThe last and arguably most important thing I do before I leave for a vacation is pack the chargers for my devices I’m bringing with me. In 2017, our tablets and […]

McConnel: Trump team ‘in the process of figuring out’ how to deal with Russia

Aaron Bernstein/Reuters LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The top Senate Republican says the Trump campaign was confused about Russia’s intentions but the administration is figuring out that Russia is “never up to any good.” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had harsh words for the Russians and their role in Syria during a session with reporters in his […]