Democratic Rep.-elect Mary Peltola says she was ‘not shocked’ by her House special election win: ‘Alaskans tend to have a long memory’

Democrat Mary Peltola smiles at supporters after delivering remarks at a fundraiser on Aug. 12, 2022, in Juneau, Alaska. AP Photo/Becky Bohrer Mary Peltola told Politico she wasn't "shocked" by her House special election victory in Alaska. The Democratic congresswoman-elect credited her work ethic and reputation as assets in the race. Peltola beat out Sarah […]

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 of the best tips I’ve learned for being a good boss is the one managers tend to skip

Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design/flickr One major mistake managers often make is forgetting to explain to their teams why they made a certain decision. By explaining decisions, employees better understand top priorities.  It also helps them make better decisions themselves. When they’re informed about the larger picture, they feel more engaged and are more motivated to […]

Real-life zombies tend to be the fast ones, neuroscience study suggests

Enlarge / Slow zombies. (credit: George Romero) In decades of films, the dead have risen from the grave to stalk the living. Classic zombies go slow (a literal plodding approach of death), while modern zombies are often swifter, sometimes speedy. Though science-fiction fans will endlessly debate which is better, a new neuroscience study on the […]

A habit expert says people come in 4 types — and two of them tend to make the best match

Paramount Pictures There are lots of things that determine a couple’s long-term compatibility — their values, their goals, their idea of fun, their commitment to work. Add to that list “how they respond to expectations.” It’s a rather nebulous and highly unsexy term that turns out to be a big predictor of who you’ll be attracted […]

The happiest couples — married or not — tend to share a key characteristic

mattedesign/Flickr The sun is out, flowers are blooming, and your refrigerator is so cluttered with wedding invitations you can hardly find the handle. There’s nothing quite like wedding season to get you contemplating the next phase of your relationship. So you’re probably wondering — let’s just say theoretically — how might tying the knot affect […]