There’s a sea change coming for the $1 billion marijuana-based industry you’ve never heard of — here are the latest products it’s turning up in

Erin Brodwin / Business Insider A small but blossoming corner of the marijuana industry is set for a boom.  Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a marijuana compound that has been linked to a range of potential health benefits but does not get you high. The roughly $ 1 billion CBD industry is already shifting into high gear, […]

Starbucks released 2 new cold brew drinks — and it’s the latest in their line of vegan smoothies

Starbucks Starbucks just added two new cold brew smoothies to its menu — and both of them are vegan-friendly. The Almond Protein Blended Cold Brew Smoothie has a mix of cold brew coffee, almond milk, banana-date sweetener, almond butter syrup, a protein pack, and ice. The Cacao Protein Blended Cold Brew Smoothie is made with coconut […]

The US says it’s talking with North Korea ‘virtually every day,’ but they’re getting nowhere

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst The US and North Korea are in direct communication “virtually every day,” according to a US State Department spokeswoman. Talks appear to have hit a roadblock as both sides are beginning to publicly express their frustration with each other. The US is concerned about reports that North Korea is continuing to advance its […]

Aldi is overhauling its stores to win the grocery wars — and it’s coming straight for Walmart and Kroger

Business Insider/Hayley Peterson Aldi is adding more fresh, organic, vegetarian, and vegan items to its US stores in what will be the biggest product refresh in its history. Once the product rollout is complete in early 2019, about 20% of the items in Aldi’s stores will be new. Some of those items include veggie noodles, […]

We compared the new Lenovo Smart Display to the Amazon Echo Show — and it’s clear which smart speaker you should get

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. The Amazon Echo Show ($ 230) and the recently launched Lenovo Smart Display ($ 200 for the 8″ screen, $ 250 for the 10″ screen) are meant to directly compete […]

A giant blue whale washed up dead on a beach in Japan — and it’s the country’s first ever sighting of the animal

World News / YouTube A blue whale washed up dead in Kamakura City, Japan, on Sunday. The 34-foot mammal is thought to be less than a year old. The cause of death is currently unknown. It is reportedly the first time a blue whale has ever been sighted on Japanese shores. Blue whales are an […]

Trump has Germany thinking about getting nuclear weapons, but some think it’s a ‘totally phoney debate’

President Donald Trump has made Europe think about whether it can rely on US for security. Some there aren’t so sure, and in Germany it has stoked debate about attaining a domestic nuclear deterrent. But on top of political and technical obstacles, Germany is treaty-bound not to develop nuclear arms. President Donald Trump’s relationship with […]