‘It was made to seem like getting a haircut’: Patient says breast implant sales pitch glossed over risks

Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the world, with 10 million women opting for breast implants during the past decade. We took hidden cameras into the offices of three Toronto plastic surgeons to review how they explain and sell the procedure.

'Can I Help? You Seem Stressed.’ Now Chatbots Are Getting Emotional

You’re just settling in for a night of Netflix and chill, glass of wine in hand, when the Wi-Fi goes out. You reset the router. Still nothing. Before throwing your modem out the window, you look for the provider’s customer service number, anticipating a full-on shouting match. But on its website, a chat bubble pops […]

The US has a major truck driver shortage — but the co-founder of a trucking startup that’s attracted $80 million in funding says there are 3 other issues that are making the shortage seem worse than it is

Courtesy of Transfix The truck driver shortage has dominated America’s headlines in the logistics space this year. However, Transfix CEO Drew McElroy said the driver shortage isn’t the only thing that’s dragging the industry down. With billions of miles being driven empty every year and technology like GPS not being widely implemented, McElroy said the […]

World’s tiniest ‘computer’ makes a grain of rice seem massive

You didn’t think scientists would let IBM’s “world’s smallest computer” boast go unchallenged, did you? Sure enough, University of Michigan has produced a temperature sensing ‘computer’ measuring 0.04 cubic millimeters, or about a tenth the size of IBM’s former record-setter. It’s so small that one grain of rice seems gigantic in comparison — and it’s […]

This $60 posture corrector from ‘Shark Tank’ might seem gimmicky — but it actually eliminated my back pain at work

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. BetterBack The BetterBack (as seen on “Shark Tank”) is a $ 59 posture corrector that has completely eliminated any back pain I usually experience while sitting at a desk.  I have […]

This is the one thing you shouldn’t do on your first day of work if you don’t want to seem like a narcissist

Christin Hume / Unsplash Starting a new job is nerve-racking. Talking to people will make a good impression, but only if you do it in the right way. If you walk in and talk about yourself too much, your new colleagues will probably think you’re a bit self-obsessed. Your first day in a new job […]

You can seem more dominant and trustworthy if you say ‘hello’ in the right pitch

Mike Fox / Unsplash Using a particular pitch could make you appear more trustworthy and dominant, according to new research. Results showed that variations in pitch can impact social interactions between people. A falling pitch was the most effective way to appear dominant, while rising at the end of a sentence makes you appear more […]