Boy spent 47 agonizing days in ICU with tetanus. Parents still refuse vaccines

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Thomas Samson) The young son of anti-vaccine parents endured excruciating pain and spent 47 days in pediatric intensive care after contracting tetanus, a devastating bacterial infection easily prevented by vaccines. Despite the nightmarish ordeal, his parents still refused to have him vaccinated, according to health officials in Oregon who helped treat […]

Tech companies spent more than $64 million on lobbying in 2018

The biggest companies in tech spent more money lobbying the government in 2018 than in any year previous. According to a report from Reuters, Google dropped $ 21.2 million on lobbying efforts in 2018, a new record for the company and the most it has spent on lobbying since 2012. Likewise, Facebook cranked up its […]

Tech companies spent more than $64 million on lobbying in 2018

The biggest companies in tech spent more money lobbying the government in 2018 than in any year previous. According to a report from Reuters, Google dropped $ 21.2 million on lobbying efforts in 2018, a new record for the company and the most it has spent on lobbying since 2012. Likewise, Facebook cranked up its […]

Stan Lee spent a lifetime condemning racism, most prominently through the heroes in his comic books

Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Stan Lee, the founder of Marvel Comics, died at the age of 95 on Monday.  Lee spent a lifetime condemning racism, most prominently via the heroes in his comic books.  “I always felt the X-Men, in a subtle way, often touched upon the subject of racism and inequality, and I believe that subject […]

I spent college studying and interning, but I didn’t realize I’d missed a huge opportunity until it was too late

Matt Picking Fewer than 2% of undergraduate students take advantage of the study abroad programs at their colleges. Studying internationally is proven to enhance global awareness, help develop leadership skills, foster personal growth, and advance students’ comprehension of foreign languages. Olivia Young graduated in 2013 without having studied abroad and regretted it so much that […]

John Caudwell: I spent £2m obtaining a diagnosis for my boy

But when Rufus’s symptoms grew to include a fear of vomiting, anxiety, signs of depression and agoraphobia – to such a degree that he didn’t leave the four walls of his family home for almost a decade – John knew something was seriously wrong. “When I describe his symptoms to people, they assume they developed […]

Earn 10 AAdvantage Miles per Dollar Spent at Crowne Plaza

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A 15-year-old girl in Kentucky spent 6 days in juvenile detention after wearing a T-shirt to class that protested her high school’s dress code

Courtesy of Theresa Rucks Isabella Messer was arrested at Hopkinsville High School in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on August 23.  It came after officials said she violated the dress code twice and had an altercation with a school resource officer.  In the first dress code violation incident, Isabella was stopped by her principal for wearing a shirt that […]

This cleverly designed duvet cover uses an optical illusion to make it look like you spent a ton of time making the bed

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. Crane & Canopy Crane & Canopy is a luxury bedding and home company making some of the most comfortable sheets and duvet covers I’ve ever slept on.  The Nova duvet […]