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Historically, men translated the Odyssey. Here’s what happened when a woman took the job.

“Tell me about a complicated man.” So begins Emily Wilson’s new translation, which reveals how the ancient story is relevant today.<p>The<i>Odyssey</i> is about a man. It says so right at the beginning — in Robert Fagles’s 1996 translation, for example, the poem opens with the line, “Sing to me of the man, …

Stylish Remodeling Ideas for Small (even Tiny) Bathrooms

When you're remodeling a teeny bathroom, you often don't have the choice to move the walls. So even though you can change pretty much everything …

5 Organizing Tips to Steal from People Who Live on Boats

Having a home by the water is a total life goal. Having a home <i>on</i> the water, well, that's even better! Super-cool houseboats can be found docked in …

This Paint Is Liquid Electrical Wire in Disguise | Inc.com

Traditional electrical wires have had a good run since their development. But what if you could just slap some paint on a surface to create the circuit you're after? Thanks to one London-based company, Bare Conductive, you can.<p>A paint like no other<p>Bare Conductive's primary product--recently …

How Googlers Avoid Burnout (and Secretly Boost Creativity)

Adam*, is an engineer on Google’s self-driving car project (now its own division, called Waymo). He says the daily pace of work borders on fanatical. …

Creativity

10 Ways Manipulators Use Emotional Intelligence for Evil (and How to Fight Back)

Learn how to protect yourself.<p>Emotional intelligence is nothing new.<p>Sure, the term was coined in the 1960s, and popularized by psychologists in recent decades. But the concept of emotional intelligence--which I define as a person's ability to recognize and understand emotions and use that …

Muhammad Ali, My Father and Me

The photograph might be mistaken for a Norman Rockwell print: a fighter kitted out in safari gear and boxing gloves landing the gentlest of blows on the head of a small girl in a flared blue skirt, a cherry-red turtleneck and a pair of exceptionally cool little sneakers worn with neither socks nor …

Prince's Custom-Made Purple Piano Was to Go on Tour With Him

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Days before his death, Prince tweeted a photo of a custom-made purple piano intended to be a centerpiece of his scheduled tour.<p>The piano, which was delivered to Prince's home at Paisley Park in Minnesota a few weeks ago, was a rush job that had to be completed in about three …

Why Cuba is an education success story and what it can teach Africa

Clive Kronenberg, <i>Cape Peninsula University of Technology</i><p>Cuba takes education very seriously. It became a top priority after Fidel Castro became prime minister in 1959 and this helped the country shake its mantle as the most unequal of the Hispanic Caribbean territories during both the colonial and …

Cat too Scared to Leave His Box at Shelter, Then 3 Hours After Adoption... (with pics)

This very shy ginger cat spent most of his time hiding in a box at the shelter until a person came into his life...<p>Three hours after adoption, look …

What Are Kids Learning From This Presidential Election?

Third-grader Victor Reza was watching CNN in the living room in Houston with his family when Donald Trump was announced as the winner of the Florida Republican primary. Victor teared up, his older sister, Maria, said in a telephone interview.<p>"I don't want him to win," he announced. "If he wins, I'm …

NASA's Gorgeous Retro-Future Posters Celebrate Space Travel

“Visions of the Future” is where design meets the deepest reaches of space. A creative team known within The Jet Propulsion Laboratory as “The Studio” created 14 retro-chic posters to celebrate the work at JPL and NASA here on Earth and way, way beyond. The posters are available for free …

Posters

March 2015

Diversity

This Is the Best Advice on Motivation I Have Ever Read

Look, there are days when not even the most well-intentioned advice from the latest motivational science will do. (This is coming from a person who, …

Moshi Monsters founder: 'I was Mr Stress, now I'm Mr Calm'

Like everyone else, I’d heard about meditation and mindfulness, but like everyone else I was too busy to try it. I was CEO of my company, Mind Candy, and had created the online world of Moshi Monsters. We had 80 million users and were expanding all the time. I had also joined my friend Alex Tew in …

Governments Admit that Much of Modern History Has Been Manipulated By False Flag Attacks | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>In the following instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admit to it, either orally, in</i> …

An 11-year-old Girl Got a Whole Foods Contract for Her Lemonade Business

Not many kids turn their lemonade stands into successful ventures, but 11-year-old Mikaila Ulmer has raised the bar by securing a four-state contract …

9 Surprising Facts About Coffee Every Caffeine Addict Should Know

Turns out there is an optimal time to drink it.<p><b>1) Most energy drinks don't contain as much caffeine as a Starbucks coffee.</b><p>Don't believe anyone who tells you those expensive energy drinks have more bang than a cup of coffee. A 16-ounce Monster has about 150 milligrams of caffeine — half the amount …

Coffee

A psychiatrist says this is the best way to break a bad habit

No matter that you're embarrassed to shake people's hands or that you can't concentrate on work tasks — in the moment, the bad behavior feels so <i>good</i>.<p>Or does it?<p>During a recent TEDMed Talk, Judson Brewer, a psychiatrist at University of Massachusetts Medical School, proposed that the key to breaking …

Stephen King Talks JFK, Oscars Diversity, and ‘Bulletproof’ Donald Trump

The executive producer of 11.22.63, premiering Feb. 15 on Hulu, discusses the 2016 presidential race, his favorite movies of the year, and the Bowie …

Apple co-founder is bringing us an even nerdier 'Comic Con'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense …

Our pick of easy self-seeders that will provide harvests for years to come<p>“Low maintenance” and “homegrown veg” still come at the top of the wish lists of most new garden owners. In reality these two features are largely incompatible. Made up mainly of annual crops, most veg beds require a constant …

Gardening

My mother and grandmother are proof that talking openly about sex is a smart parenting tactic

When my grandmother died last summer at 97, my family asked me to write the eulogy. The only challenge was which stories to highlight from her long life: her stint during World War II as a Navy Wave, driving ambulances and delivering ship plans? The time she chased down a pickpocket on the subway, …

Photos Of Grown Men With Cats That Will Make Your Heart Explode

Photographer David Williams celebrates men with their cats in these striking portraits full of love and fluff.<p>David Williams began taking photos of men with cats because he wanted to examine the way society imposes gender stereotypes on animal ownership. "As a portrait photographer I was interested …

This Report Will Make You Drink Iced Coffee in the Winter

Whoop whoop, it’s been really mild so far this winter! So it’s not totally strange to see people drinking iced coffee. However, some people prefer the iced over hot year round, and it turns out that there’s a health benefit to drinking iced java — but only if it’s cold brew, according to this …

I'm 32, but I Sometimes Feel Like a Teen Mom

Being the first of your friends to have a baby can feel isolating at any age.<p>I'm perched poolside with a group of girlfriends at a bachelorette party, acutely aware of the one-piece swimsuit I've chosen to obscure the lingering stretch marks on my midsection. There are 11 of us, aged roughly …

Parenting

Zen A.M.: Why Japanese Breakfast Is the Best Way to Start Your Day

Japan

Inside Ikea's top-secret lab

Supply and demand are predicated on getting the balances just right, making sure factories fulfil existing orders, avoiding excessive surplus, and …