The 14 Best Giant Bikes You Can Buy Right Now

Photo credit: Trevor Raab
Photo credit: Trevor Raab

From Bicycling

The Giant Manufacturing Company in Taiwan has not, as one might suspect, always produced Giant brand bikes, but it has always manufactured bicycles. King Liu founded his company in 1972 as a frame manufacturing subcontractor for a variety of bicycle brands. It wasn’t until 1981 that the cycling brand Giant, as we know it today, came to exist. It was only then that Giant began engineering, manufacturing, and selling its own models, while still manufacturing frames for other brands.

Below, check out quick info on five of our favorite Giant bikes, then scroll deeper for more in-depth reviews of these bikes and other great options, as well as more background on the brand.

Since then, Giant has popularized at least two significant technological advances that have become the industry standard. First, in 1987, with the high-volume production of its CADEX carbon-framed bike, Giant was

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How to Do It, What You Need & Where to Stay Along the Way

Whether you had to cancel that European river cruise or you’ve just been daydreaming of getting as far away from your apartment as possible, travel is on our minds. And while you may be holding off on flights for now, hitting the open road seems like a viable option to feed your wanderlust. But navigating a road trip during Covid—like, uh, how do you safely use a gas station bathroom?—can feel overwhelming and scary. We explain how to do it safely and even give you some options for next adventure. Buckle up.

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1. Do not travel if you or a person you’re traveling with is sick

There’s a pandemic. Let’s do our best to minimize the spread of Covid and other viruses or diseases. Even if it’s “just a cold,” you could wind up infecting a vulnerable person with something that

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Online coding bootcamp Lambda School just raised $74 million, even as it loses the ability to offer its controversial income share agreements in California

Austen Allred, CEO and co-founder of Lambda School 

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Austen Allred, CEO and co-founder of Lambda School
  • The online coding bootcamp Lambda School announced a $74 million Series C round of funding, TechCrunch’s Ingrid Lunden first reported Friday. 

  • Lambda School has also received approval to operate from the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), over a year after being fined and ordered to shut down by that agency.

  • While Lambda School has been approved to operate, it cannot offer income share agreements to new California students.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Lambda School, an online coding bootcamp known for a financial model where students don’t have to pay until they find a job, just announced a $74 million Series C round of funding on the heels of approval to continue operating in California — with a catch. 

Lambda School, headquartered in San Francisco, was built on the promise of

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Another Online Taste Of The Race Coming Soon

here and use coupon code UNICEF for a 10-percent savings.” data-reactid=”14″Update: Another virtual wine tasting with Adobe Road Winery to explore The Racing Series is scheduled for August 26th at 5pm PDT (8pm EST). This will again be hosted by Mark Greene of Cars Yeah! and feature many of the same special guests, including one of our favorites, Lyn St James. The article below was written based on our experience in the first virtual wine tasting. … Read More

Dating in a pandemic is tough. So she made TV’s first COVID-set romance

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Nicolette Robinson and Leslie Odom Jr. in a scene from Freeform’s “Love in the Time of Corona.” (Freeform)

At some point amid the chaos of pausing production on her Freeform series “Good Trouble” and shifting to a virtual writers room because of stay-at-home orders issued to combat the coronavirus, Joanna Johnson had an idea for a pandemic-themed limited series.

It began on a call with her manager, Robyn Meisinger, who mentioned her recent experience dating a guy on Zoom and how most singles have adapted their dating habits in lockdown. Meisinger had even read a few articles on the topic, which she promised to send over in case they might trigger some inspiration.

They did.

Originally conceived with the title “Love in the Time of Quarantine” — a nod to the 1985 novel by Gabriel García Márquez, “Love in the Time of Cholera” — Johnson came

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How To Set Up A Home School Environment That Works For Your Kid

Millions of U.S. children will be doing some level of remote learning during the fall school session. Here's how to give them a space to optimize their experience. (Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill via Getty Images)
Millions of U.S. children will be doing some level of remote learning during the fall school session. Here’s how to give them a space to optimize their experience. (Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill via Getty Images)

Last spring, when 55 million U.S. students were flung into remote learning, everyone just kind of did the best they could. Parents took meetings in their beds; teachers led Zoom calls from their cars, and kids were just kind of plopped down wherever some relatively quiet space was available for them. 

But now, as millions of students head into another (potentially much longer) round of remote learning, experts say it’s time to be more deliberate in how we set up children’s space. 

“In the spring it felt short-term. It felt like, if we can just get through the next few months then summer is coming,” said Kylie Roth, vice president of research with the design brand 

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Apparel Industry Outlook Murky on Coronavirus Woes

The Zacks Textile – Apparel industry includes companies and lifestyle brands, which produce, design, distribute and market basic and fashion apparel, footwear and accessories. The industry also comprises providers of athleticwear and related equipment and fitness accessories. Most of the textile apparel players operate through stores and digital networks in the United States and overseas.

Notably, some of the prominent industry players are V.F. Corporation (VFC), Ralph Lauren Corporation (RL), Under Armour, Inc. (UAA), Columbia Sportswear and Guess?, Inc. to name a few.

Let’s take a look at the industry’s three major themes:

  • Companies in the textile-apparel space have been reeling under the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Temporary store closures have hit their performances hard, while some of the companies have also been grappling with supply-chain disruptions. Although most stores have reopened with curbs being lifted, consumer traffic remains below pre-pandemic levels. Further, the second wave of the

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California’s wine country crippled by disasters

SONOMA, Calif. — Harvest season in wine country should be a time when tourists flock to enjoy the food, wine and hospitality offerings of the San Francisco Bay Area. Instead, disaster on top of disaster is crippling local businesses this year.

Following shelter-in-place orders mandated due to the coronavirus pandemic, nearly 250 businesses in the Napa and Santa Rosa metro areas have closed permanently as of July 10, according to data gathered by online review platform Yelp.

That was before nearly 6,000 lightning strikes exploded across the San Francisco Bay Area earlier this week and ignited hundreds of fires, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) spokesperson Lynette Round.

Photos: Wildfires rage in Northern California

Several fires are burning out of control in the world-famous wine regions of Napa and Sonoma counties. The 220,000-acre LNU Lightning Complex fire has already claimed four lives, is 7 percent contained

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The 15 coding languages with the highest salaries, and how to learn them online at no cost

Common coding languages many employers look for include JavaScript, Python, and the C languages. 

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Common coding languages many employers look for include JavaScript, Python, and the C languages.
  • If you’re unemployed, or are self-isolating and have extra time on your hands, learning how to code could help your career.

  • According to jobs site, the two most in-demand jobs of 2020 are software architect and full-stack developer, both of which require a proficiency in coding.

  • Tech company HackerRank polled over 116,000 software engineers to find out which languages are associated with the highest salary.

  • From C++ and Python to Ruby and Perl, here are the top 15 coding languages associated with the highest salaries worldwide, along with online courses to learn them.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

More than 1.1 million people filed for unemployment last week, per the Labor Department’s most recent report. This blew past economists’ predictions of jobless claims under

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With work shuttered, some have found a new way to make money: Internet odd jobs

Minutes after Kara Jones wakes up, she’s glued to her desktop computer, filling out surveys or being interviewed about website design. After her toddler goes to sleep at night, she pulls out her phone and sends videos to market research companies.

Hardly a minute of Jones’ free time is not spoken for or meticulously analyzed on an elaborate spreadsheet where she tracks dozens of side-hustle websites.

“I’ll apply for a whole bunch of tasks in a week that I’m really passionate about. Before I realize it, my whole week, every available minute, is taken up by paid studies,” she said. She said she uses the spreadsheet to keep records of which sites offer “the highest ROI,” or return on investment.

Jones, 35, was laid off in May and quickly began spending hours each day scouring websites for ways to scrape together a few dollars at a time by giving her

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