IHOP changed its name to IHOb to promote its new burger menu. They’re shockingly good.

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider IHOP‘s decision to rename itself IHOb, or the International House of Burgers, infuriated many customers.  We were skeptical of IHOP’s ability to craft burgers that matched its pancakes in quality.  But after trying the new burgers (with a side of pancakes), we were IHOb converts.    IHOP’s rebrand as IHOb — International […]

More Americans in China say they’re victims of mysterious health attacks

Enlarge / Consulate General of the United States in Guangzhou. (credit: WKDx417) More US diplomats, employees, and their families in China are being medically evaluated and evacuated amid growing accounts of mysterious episodes involving sound and pressure that appear linked to the development of mild traumatic brain injuries, according to reports by The New York […]

State media in China boasted that their healthy life expectancy is now better than in the US — and they’re right

Getty Images China was celebrating this week after new figures put its “healthy life expectancy” ahead of the US. Chinese people can now expect 68.7 years of healthy life, compared to 68.5 for Americans. The US figure peaked in 2010, while China’s keeps on rising, and this year pulled ahead. State media in China were […]

This company’s futuristic home products tend to receive the type of praise and attention usually reserved for tech devices for good reason — they’re incredibly efficient, well-designed, and not at all gimmicky

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. simplehuman/Instagram Simplehuman makes kitchen and bathroom products like trash cans, sensor-enabled soap dispensers, and dish racks that combine thoughtful design with futuristic aesthetic.  Surprising for its category, simplehuman […]

One group of traders is on pace to shatter performance records — here’s what they’re buying

Scott Olson / Getty Images Amid the turbulence that’s rocked the stock market this year, one group of traders is on pace for its best year on record. Bank of America Merrill Lynch shows just how well they’re doing so far in 2018, and explains which specific investment decisions have contributed to their success. As […]

The Supreme Court broke 2 of its strictest rules for the travel ban arguments — and it shows how seriously they’re taking the case

Associated Press/Andrew Harnik The Supreme Court made two major exceptions to its rules on Wednesday to accommodate oral arguments for President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The justices allowed audio of oral arguments to be released on the same day, and granted the plaintiff’s lawyer extra time. The moves indicate how significant the case is, and […]

Critics are calling out Facebook’s new ‘permission screens,’ saying they’re intentionally designed to be confusing

Getty Facebook now needs to ask your permission to use your data to target ads or turn on face recognition in Europe. It’s a requirement that’s part of a new EU privacy law called GDPR. But Facebook provides no simple button to “decline” permission, although there’s a big blue “accept” option. The button labeled “manage […]

These super lightweight Birkenstocks only cost $40 — but they’re just as comfortable as the leather kind

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. Nordstrom Birkenstock’s EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) line is an affordable, waterproof alternative to its leather sandals. They’re made in three classic styles; the women’s and men’s Arizona two-strap slide ($ 39.95), […]

7 mistakes European tourists don’t even realize they’re making in America

Drew Angerer/Getty Images All tourists experience a bit of a culture shock when visiting a new country. European tourists can struggle to understand the culture, weather, and laws of America. Reddit users shared some of the most frustrating mistakes Europeans make while visiting the US. Each country has its own very distinct customs and traditions, […]

Blockchains aren’t just tech, they’re new economic systems

GUEST: Forget for a moment about the value of the cryptocurrencies that you may or may not own. Instead of thinking of blockchains as investment bets or just cool technology, think of them as entirely new, and previously impossible, economic systems. Because that’s what they are. Just like any economy, a blockchain requires that its […]