Elon Musk’s secretive LA private school doesn’t just teach spelling and math — it also asks students ethics and critical thinking puzzles you usually don’t see elsewhere

RETURERS/Stephen Lam and ClassDojo & Ad Astra Conundrums Elon Musk‘s Ad Astra school and educational software developer ClassDojo are introducing a set of “Conundrums” for elementary and middle school students. The Conundrums involve open-ended critical thinking and ethics challenges. They address questions that children may not normally encounter in a standard curriculum. ClassDojo shared a […]

This $70 WiFi router is the perfect choice for people who live in small apartments — plus it has plenty of features usually reserved for pricier options

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.  TP-Link Traditional WiFi routers are usually hard to set up and manage, which makes them a lot harder to recommend than modern, mesh routers, which are smarter and […]

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 […]

Chris Hemsworth reveals that when his wife speaks Spanish to him, it usually means he’s in trouble

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Chris Hemsworth may play a superhero, but if there’s one skill he lacks it’s speaking Spanish. The “Avengers: Infinity War” actor revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that when wife Elsa Pataky is speaking to him in Spanish, it’s not a good sign.  He admitted, “When I hear the Spanish directed at me, it’s […]

Horror movies usually get the cold shoulder at the Oscars, but ‘Get Out’ and ‘The Shape of Water’ have a chance to break through

Orion Pictures via YouTube Horror films have often been overlooked by the Oscars throughout its 90-year history. Only one has won best picture, and only a handful have been nominated. This year’s race sees two nominated — “Get Out” and “The Shape of Water.”   “The Silence of the Lambs” is a notable Oscar best-picture […]

Couples think they go to counseling because of money, sex, and parenting — but therapists know the real problem is usually lurking underneath

Universal Pictures Couples say the main reasons they come to therapy are money, sex, and parenting. But one therapist says the real reason is that each person is frustrated in their search for validation. It’s the therapist’s job to help the couple get to the bottom of the issue and share their feelings. Everyone knows […]

Etsy usually has a great holiday season — but Amazon could ruin things this year (AMZN, ETSY)

The holidays have traditionally been a special time for Etsy. As is the case with many retailers, Etsy’s sales tend to spike during the holiday shopping season. But for the purveyor of handmade goods, the jump in sales has usually been especially dramatic, as we can see in this chart from Statista. To spur another […]