Lifestyle

Starbucks’ new summer menu is filled with colourful drinks made with coconut milk, kiwi, and guava. Here’s what they all taste like.

Starbucks has released a slew of new colourful summer drinks: The Star Drink, the Kiwi Starfruit Starbucks Refreshers, and the Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink. Both the Star Drink and the Iced Guava Passionfruit feature coconut milk, adding to Starbucks’ growing selection of non-dairy alternatives. The Iced Guava Passionfruit was refreshing […]
Starbucks’ new summer menu is filled with colourful drinks made with coconut milk, kiwi, and guava. Here’s what they all taste like.
Lifestyle

Picnicking is all the rage among people craving socially-distant company — and these 7 accessories will help you host the most luxurious al fresco feast

Picnicking has become extremely popular as the pandemic continues to disrupt social life and travel. Picnics can be done in local parks, and being outside makes it easy to adhere to social distancing measures, in comparison to house parties or travelling to tourist hotspots. But just because picnics are often […]
Picnicking is all the rage among people craving socially-distant company — and these 7 accessories will help you host the most luxurious al fresco feast
Lifestyle

9 hacks to make ice cream taste better, according to experts

Insider asked chefs and ice-cream developers how to make store-bought ice cream taste better. Storing a carton of ice cream in the back of the freezer can help preserve its texture. Soften your ice cream in the fridge, not on the counter or in the microwave. You can make ice-cream […]
9 hacks to make ice cream taste better, according to experts
Lifestyle

13 of the best seasonal things to buy at Trader Joe’s this month

Trader Joe’s is known for its constantly rotating selection of seasonal treats. Some seasonal favourites, like the Trader Joe’s cold-pressed watermelon juice and the peaches and cream tarte, are only available at the start of summer. The chain’s jalapeño sauce, key-lime pie, and soft-baked peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are […]
13 of the best seasonal things to buy at Trader Joe’s this month
Lifestyle

Chefs share 10 ways to make store-bought burger buns taste better

Professional chefs told Insider some of their tips for making store-bought burger buns taste even better. Steaming or air-frying buns can improve their texture. Adding herbed butter or mayonnaise can add flavour and moisture to stale buns. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. With the right treatment, even store-bought buns […]
Chefs share 10 ways to make store-bought burger buns taste better
Lifestyle

16 of the best things to get an Aldi this month for under $5

Popular budget-friendly grocery store chain Aldi is stocking a variety of food and home products this August. The items include vegetarian-friendly meal and snack ideas, taco-night fixings, and home accessories like mini succulents. The store will also be offering Dunkaroos, colourful ice-cream cones, and s’mores-flavored cookies this August. Visit Insider’s […]
16 of the best things to get an Aldi this month for under $5
Lifestyle

8 mistakes you’re making when grilling chicken

Grilled chicken can be juicy and flavorful, but it’s also one of the hardest meats to cook perfectly on the grill. Insider spoke with a meat expert and a professional chef to find out some of the ways you could be ruining your chicken on the grill. Overcrowding or forgetting […]
8 mistakes you’re making when grilling chicken
Lifestyle

8 signs your bug bite may need medical attention

Some bug bites can be harmless, but others can have some serious health effects. If you experience a fever, chest pain, or cramps after a bug bite you may want to seek out immediate medical attention. You should seek medical attention if you experience severe reactions, like trouble breathing or […]
8 signs your bug bite may need medical attention
Strategy

I manage a 400-person company from home. Here are 4 ways leaders can encourage their employees to take time off this summer, and how it will strengthen their business.

Chris Litster is the leader of Buildium. Workers going remote during pandemic – and not taking time off – is the perfect recipe for burnout. But burnout doesn’t have to be inevitable; doing things like setting clear start and end hours, and scheduling in downtime during the day is important. […]
I manage a 400-person company from home. Here are 4 ways leaders can encourage their employees to take time off this summer, and how it will strengthen their business.
Strategy

37 jobs that are great for people who love the outdoors

Not all jobs require you to sit at a desk all day, and there are plenty of careers where employees do most of their work outside. We took a look at which occupations are best suited for those who want to be outdoors for much of the workday, using data […]
37 jobs that are great for people who love the outdoors
Lifestyle

10 of the best places in the US for stargazing

Big cities aren’t the best spots for stargazing, but there are plenty of other destinations across the US that will give you a great view of the night sky. National parks and preserves like Mojave National Preserve and Mesa Verde National Park provide great views with minimal light pollution. Some […]
10 of the best places in the US for stargazing
Lifestyle

14 of the best things to get at Aldi this month for under $5

Aldi, a popular budget-friendly grocery chain, is selling a variety of food, home, and lifestyle items for under $US5 throughout the month of July. The products range from food featuring summer flavours to fun home items, like candles and cactus plants. This month, Aldi is partnering with Alex’s Lemonade StandFoundation […]
14 of the best things to get at Aldi this month for under $5
Lifestyle

14 destinations that are starting to welcome tourists again this July

Despite nonessential travel still being discouraged in many places due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, some tourism-reliant destinations say they’re ready to welcome back visitors. Puerto Rico has implemented a four-phased reopening plan that culminates with in-bound tourism being allowed from July 15. The Bahamas introduced a “travel health certificate” […]
14 destinations that are starting to welcome tourists again this July
Lifestyle

10 of the most beautiful scenic drives through national parks

This summer, one way to enjoy a socially distanced vacation might be on a road trip, and some of the country’s most beautiful sights can be seen from roads in national parks. You can take Going-to-the-Sun Road through the Glacier National Park in Montana to see the wildlife. Kolob Canyons […]
10 of the most beautiful scenic drives through national parks
News

18 must-have songs for your road trip playlist this summer

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, summer travel will look different this year, as more people will forego planes and trains for road trips. As any experienced road-tripper will tell you, picking the music is one of the most important parts. Insider picked 18 songs that are perfect for any adventure, […]
18 must-have songs for your road trip playlist this summer
Lifestyle

11 common mistakes that are ruining your ice cream

Ice cream can easily be negatively impacted by temperature change, so it’s important to handle it carefully. Microwaving ice cream will make it easy to scoop, but it will permanently damage the texture of the dessert. Avoid wetting a scooper with warm or hot water, as it can easily melt […]
11 common mistakes that are ruining your ice cream
News

How to tell the difference between heat exhaustion and heatstroke

Heat exhaustion is a less severe type of heat-related illness than heatstroke. If left untreated, heat exhaustion can develop into heatstroke, which may cause vital organ damage or death if medical attention isn’t received immediately. Read on to learn the different signs and symptoms for heat exhaustion and heatstroke, and […]
How to tell the difference between heat exhaustion and heatstroke
Lifestyle

19 hidden beaches around the world that locals don’t even know about

Many beautiful beaches around the world are fairly quiet, secluded hidden gems. Black Island in Palawan, Philippines, has lush foliage and caves that are perfect for underwater exploration. Some beaches, like Hole in the Wall, Coffee Bay, South Africa, are surrounded by nature. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Although […]
19 hidden beaches around the world that locals don’t even know about
Lifestyle

Bug spray can expire, but it depends on the active ingredient

DEET-based bug sprays, such as Off, won’t technically expire but may become less effective over time. The same goes for bug sprays that use picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or para-menthane-3,8-diol. But if the active ingredient in your bug spray is ethyl butyl acetylamino propionate, commonly known as IR3535, it […]
Bug spray can expire, but it depends on the active ingredient
Lifestyle

12 photos that show why summer is the worst season

Summer is here, which means hurricanes, bugs, and blistering heat. We all want to be outside right now – but walking anywhere will leave you drenched in sweat. In years past, summer might have seemed the perfect time to visit your favourite beach, but unfortunately everyone else had the same […]
12 photos that show why summer is the worst season
News

What 7 popular winter destinations look like in the summer

Popular winter resort towns look drastically different in the summer. Snowcapped mountains become bright green forests. In warmer weather, mountain biking, hiking, shopping replace skiing. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Part of the magic of winter resort towns is how they look buried under snow. When the warmer months […]
What 7 popular winter destinations look like in the summer
Lifestyle

Disney’s new collection will help you get excited for summer

Disney’s Summertime Fun merchandise collection features vibrant colours and fruit-filled motifs. Some of the new pieces include a pineapple-shaped mini-backpack, an ice cream-print collared shirt, and a multicoloured dip-dye pullover. The collection also features a pineapple-print cardholder and a watermelon-slice belt bag. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. The latest […]
Disney’s new collection will help you get excited for summer
Lifestyle

The best thing to do in every state this summer

When it comes to summer travel destinations in the US, the amount of great options can seem endless – but each state boasts one can’t-miss activity. Take a midnight hike up Flattop in Alaska to celebrate the Summer Solstice – much of the state sees 24 hours of light for […]
The best thing to do in every state this summer
News

The hottest days in history and record temperatures in each US state

Summer 2019 was the hottest summer on record for global temperatures, but global heat doesn’t mean everywhere gets hotter at the same rate. Some states across the US broke records of their hottest days over a century ago. Around 10 states have hit over 120 degrees Fahrenheit on their hottest […]
The hottest days in history and record temperatures in each US state
Lifestyle

17 of the best hard seltzers, ranked by alcohol content

A lot of brands have versions of spiked seltzers in a variety of flavours, although not all of them contain the same amount of alcohol. Four Loko’s seltzers have the highest alcohol content at 12% ABV (alcohol by volume) with Pabst Stronger Seltzer close behind at 8% ABV. Crook and […]
17 of the best hard seltzers, ranked by alcohol content
Lifestyle

12 of the best beverages to get at Aldi

The grocery-store chain Aldi sells a wide variety of beverages, from coffee and soy milk to sodas and seltzers. The store often sells multi-packs of name-brand beverages like La Croix, Gatorade, and Propel for under $US5. The grocery chain also sells flavored water, juice pouches, and soy milk. Visit INSIDER’s […]
12 of the best beverages to get at Aldi
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6 things you should never do to your dog during warm-weather months

Insider spoke with experts from the ASPCA and learned some helpful tips on how to keep your pets happy, healthy, and safe during warm-weather months. Pet owners should not leave their animals alone near swimming pools, campsites, or hiking trails. You should never put bug repellent or sunscreen that’s meant […]
6 things you should never do to your dog during warm-weather months
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7 summer beauty tips to help you beat the make-up-melting heat

Hot weather can sometimes cause your makeup to feel like it’s melting off and it may not stay on as well as you’d like. When applying makeup to withstand high temperatures, use primer and setting spray. If you’re going to be outside, don’t forget to apply sunscreen under your makeup. […]
7 summer beauty tips to help you beat the make-up-melting heat
Tech

Beats’ $250 wireless earbuds are the perfect headphones for the summer

Powerbeats Pro, the $US250 wireless headphones from Beats, launched in May. They’re the best workout headphones I’ve ever used, and they’re perfect for the hot summer months. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. In late May, Apple-owned Beats was kind enough to send me the Powerbeats Pro, a completely […]
Beats’ $250 wireless earbuds are the perfect headphones for the summer
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11 refreshing summer cocktails you only need 3 ingredients to make

You don’t have to go to a bar to enjoy an excellent drink. These easy cocktails are the perfect way to begin your home-bartending journey. Classic cocktails including daiquiris, Cuba Libres, and negronis can each be made with just three ingredients. From margaritas to Caipirinhas, here are eleven simple cocktails […]
11 refreshing summer cocktails you only need 3 ingredients to make
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10 must-try treats to get at Aldi this summer for under $10

From sangria in a box to pizza rings, Aldi is offering a lot of tasty, limited-edition goodies this month. During the summer, Aldi also sells some dog-friendly frozen treats. To kick up your recipes, pick up some These Season’s Choice Frozen Avocados or Earth Grown Vegan Sour Cream. Visit INSIDER’s […]
10 must-try treats to get at Aldi this summer for under $10
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10 of the best Costco treats to try this summer

Costco has a variety of seasonal summer products that many customers wait for all year long. The beloved Skinny Freezers which debuted last summer are back on Costco shelves along with a new boozy popsicle called Claffey’s Frozen Cocktails. Mochi ice cream and acai bowls are also worth looking for […]
10 of the best Costco treats to try this summer