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New trailer for ‘The Martian’ imagines what a NASA mission to Mars would really be like

<i>The Martian</i> might be the most interesting space movie hitting cinemas this year, and the new film has a brand-new trailer you should check out. …

Trailers

Do you have an accent? These are the words to try

When linguist Bert Vaux posted a corpus of words and questions on his Harvard website back in the early 2000s, little did he know that he would spawn an international meme.<p>The quiz was supposed to test his students’ regional American accents. Did they say soda or coke or pop? Was it a roly-poly or …

24 Amazing Places Built from Shipping Containers

These homes look anything but industrial.<p>Recycled freight containers bring efficiency, flexibility, and affordability to innovative green buildings, from small vacation cabins to movable cafes, schools, and skyscrapers.

5 strategies that will make you a more authentic leader

<b>Related: Authenticity Is Your Brand's Greatest Social Media Asset</b><p>But that's the wrong question to ask because the fact is that when you are authentic, you are much more effective as a leader. People <i>want</i> to follow you.<p>Here are five ways you can start to step into your natural power right now.<p>People …

5 completely insane things Christian fundamentalists are teaching their kids

<b>(Jaroslav74 via Shutterstock)</b><p>This stuff is in <i>schoolbooks</i><p>Jonny Scaramanga<p>June 17, 2015 7:00am (UTC)<p>Accelerated Christian Education is a fundamentalist school curriculum used in a claimed 6,000 schools and 145 countries. Despite the name, education is actually second to its stated primary purpose, …

5 Big Things We Get Wrong When Talking to Atheists about God

I rejected God because He didn’t fix my life. As a child, I’d begged him to heal the rifts in my family, the yelling matches, the unrelenting …

13 Scandinavian Trends About to Take the States by Storm

Coming soon to stylish Instagram accounts everywhere: wooden chairs and cacti. (Yes, cacti.)<p>Coming soon to stylish Instagram accounts everywhere: wooden chairs, pops of blue, and cacti. (Yes, cacti.)

Interior Design

13 Painting Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You

Just say "no" to plastic drop cloths.<p>Professional painters are fast, efficient, and have mastered techniques that produce top-notch results while making it all look easy. Each painter has slightly different methods and preferences, but the pros all know the trade secrets, including these 13 tips.<p>1. …

Home Improvement

3 Quick Fixes to Refresh Your Bathroom

Libby Langdon, designer and host of the TV show, Daykeover, shares an easy makeover for a living room.<p>"Lots of warm, natural light is a wonderful thing, especially in a space defined by cold surfaces. A few quick fixes keep your bathroom private yet bright and airy." —<i>Libby Langdon</i><p><b>1. Replicate</b> …

Living Rooms

7 Appeals To Moms From Women Without Children

I had lunch recently with a new friend. In the midst of our "getting to know you" questions, I asked if she had kids. She responded "no." The moment was uncomfortable. I felt awkward for asking. We moved on to another topic.<p>This discomfort stayed with me. After years of hanging out with suburban …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

New research confirms what they say about nice guys.<p>Smile at the customer. Bake cookies for your colleagues. Sing your subordinates’ praises. Share credit. Listen. Empathize. Don’t drive the last dollar out of a deal. Leave the last doughnut for someone else.<p>Sneer at the customer. Keep your …

The Dwight Eisenhower lesson America forgot

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>In his farewell address, Ike famously warned about our military industrial complex. Now we face permanent war<p>William J. Astore<p>May 16, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>It’s 1990. I’m a young captain in the U.S. Air Force. I’ve just witnessed the fall of …

10 terrific Gmail features that are hidden in plain sight

If you’ve been using Gmail for a long time, you may think you know every tip and trick in the book. That said, there’s a whole set of incredibly cool …

Apps

The Best Music Creation Apps for Teachers

May 13, 2015<br>Here are what believe are some of the best iPad apps we would recommend for music teachers as well as anyone interested in creating music …

10 amazing Google apps and tools you probably never knew existed

More so than any other company in the tech space, Google has a tendency to work on many projects out in the open, allowing users to access things …

Google Earth

Google celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week by assigning new features to Classroom

The first full week of May is designated in the U.S. as Teacher Appreciation Week. It happens to be this week. And in honor of the occasion, Google …

This awesome Gmail trick can save you from doing something you’ll regret forever

We’ve all written emails in the heat of the moment that we’ve regretted the minute we pressed “send.” The good news is that Gmail now has a feature …

Apps

Home Office Ideas: How To Create a Stylish & Functional Workspace

Adding an office to a home is possible, no matter the size of your house or living situation. If creating an office is important to you, there are …

The One Psychological Trick That’s Fooled Everyone On Tumblr Into Seeing “Faces” And “Lizards” In NASA Mars Photos

By Brandon Gorrell,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1DineVp<p>This “face” on Mars was photographed by NASA’s Viking 1 Orbiter in 1976. Alien-enthusiasts …

You’re praying to the wrong God: What organized religion gets wrong about prayer

<b>Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood in "House of Cards" (Netflix)</b><p>Here’s how science and spirituality might find common ground — and learn something about the universe<p>Nancy Ellen Abrams<p>April 5, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our …

Spirituality

Ten obvious truths about educating kids that keep getting ignored

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>There is no end to the debate about school reform, but there are certain things about education that seem like no-brainers. The problem is that they continue to be ignored by policymakers and in schools. …

Second Grade

How To Leave Work At 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done

It’s a pattern with which most full-time professionals are familiar–you’re spending increasing amounts of time at your desk, but it feels like you’re getting less done. The hours stretch on, the to-do list grows, and you find yourself facing a future where you might let go of your apartment and …

Should American Schools Have a 4-Day Week?

With schools strapped for funds, some districts are considering lopping off a full day of teaching.<p>What's not to love about a four-day work week? Employees are more productive, think more creatively, and report feeling happier overall. Companies have an easier time attracting and attaining …

Bill Nye the Science Guy and Friends Back Mars Orbital Trip in 2033

Space<p>A group of 70 space experts, including Bill Nye the Science Guy, has laid out the key points in a scenario that would send astronauts on a trip to orbit Mars in 2033. That mission could blaze a trail for eventual landings on the Red Planet, according to the Planetary Society, which organized …

The Most Shocking Sex Scene I've Ever Walked In On

Chloe sees more than she wanted.<p>Read Chloe's previous post here.<p>Next time I suspect Clarke may be stopping by the set to surprise Nicole, I should probably give her a heads up. Especially if she is mid-coitus. I think I'll add that piece of obvious advice to my <i>How to Be the Best Assistant Ever</i> …

14 Things You Should Give Up Chasing No Matter What Others Say

Whenever we chase after something, we take ourselves out of the present moment where life actually happens. The future doesn’t exist yet and the past …