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Only 10 Per Cent Of People In The World Can Pronounce Every Word In This Poem

Have you ever heard someone say that English is the hardest language to learn and thought 'yeah, whatever mate'? Well now it makes perfect sense.<p>Ask …

Literature

Want to be a Great Writer? Then Don’t Focus on Writing. (Do This Instead)

Hemingway was an American journalist, novelist, and short story-ist whose brevity and inimitable style influenced an entire generation of fiction …

Writing

Tomato Toast is the New Avocado, and We Can't Get Enough

Nine mouthwatering recipes you won't want to miss out on.<p>Not that we're trying to jinx it, but it seems like the avocado toast craze is finally …

Breakfast

Meat that grows on trees: What's the deal with jackfruit?

An unlikely combination of words is popping up on vacuum-sealed plastic containers in both the butcher and produce sections of grocery stores …

Pulled Pork

How Can You Be Sure You're Really Creative? Look for This 1 Rare Sign (and Ask Yourself 3 Questions)

Scientists have discovered that this type of thinking in teams and organizations increase ingenuity and productivity.<p>There are two prevailing schools of thought related to how we think, problem solve, make decisions, and view the world: "Convergent" and "divergent" thinking.<p>If you're familiar with …

Creativity

Graphic novels are novels. Five any literate person should read

Following the announcement that Nick Drnaso’s <i>Sabrina</i> is the first graphic novel ever to be longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Joanne Harris (the author of Chocolat) tweeted #TenThingsAboutGraphicNovels and stated simply: “graphic novels are novels.”<p>Once upon a time, graphic novels may have been …

Graphic Novels

The Encyclopedia Of Alternate Guitar Tunings

Joni Mitchell, Keith Richards, Robert Johnson, Ani DiFranco, and Bob Dylan. What do they have in common? For one, they've experimented with alternate …

Guitar

Millennials are dying of alcohol-related liver disease at increasing rates

Deaths from liver disease have increased sharply in recent years in the United States, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. Cirrhosis-related deaths increased by 65 percent from 1999 to 2016, and deaths from liver cancer doubled, the study said. The rise in death rates was …

University of Michigan

The 10 best nylon-string acoustic guitars: the best classical guitars for beginners and experts

<b>There's nothing that can quite replicate the feel or sound of playing a nylon-string acoustic guitar.</b><p>Don't Miss<p>Even if you're well versed in …

Acoustic Guitar

More Americans Are Dying of Cirrhosis and Liver Cancer

65 percent<p>Deaths from cirrhosis and liver cancer are rising dramatically in the United States.<p>From 1999 to 2016, annual cirrhosis deaths increased by 65 percent, to 34,174, according to a study published in the journal BMJ. The largest increases were related to alcoholic cirrhosis among people ages …

Native Americans

Doctor Sheds 125 Lbs. with the Help of Intermittent Fasting: 'It's Been Life Changing'

“When my sister was diagnosed with an aggressive, rare form of cancer, I decided to change my life”<p>Dr. Kevin Gendreau lost 125 lbs. by taking a …

Intermittent Fasting

Watch This CH-47 Chinook Stick An Awesome Pinnacle Landing During Mount Hood Rescue

Fighting high-altitude and high-temperature conditions, the CH-47 crew did what only the CH-47 can to get everyone off the summit safely.<p>Video …

10 things you're getting wrong about going vegetarian

1/<p>You can’t get enough protein without meat.<p>gontabunta/Shutterstock<p>The first thing any meat eater asks when they find out someone is a vegetarian is …

Paramount Pictures

Atheists Struggling With Alcohol Addiction Shouldn’t Have to Go Through Religious Rehab

May 23, 2017 by Hemant Mehta<p>It was a decade ago when <b>Amanda Knox</b> was accused of killing her roommate while studying abroad in Italy. She was finally …

Quotes on Atheism

February 3, 2018 by Bert Bigelow<p>I collected these quotes a few years ago, and I often go back to re-read and enjoy them. Some are well known, and you …

You don’t need a Mac laptop

I love my Macbook Pro.<p>Since shipping off to college in 2010, a Macbook Pro has always been banging around in my backpack. Then in 2014, I told myself all the familiar lines when that laptop died and I needed an upgrade: “I need a Macbook because I do creative work,” and, “Apple’s operating system …

Consumer Tech

A Landmark Study on the Origins of Alcoholism

By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t.<p>For Markus Heilig, the years of dead ends were starting to grate.<p>A seasoned psychiatrist, Heilig joined the National Institutes of Health in 2004 with grand …

Neuroscience

Watch Comedian Jim Jefferies Finally Shut Up Jordan Peterson

Meanwhile, when not getting schooled by a comedian, the free speech crusader launched a defamation lawsuit against Wilfrid Laurier University and three of its employees.<p><i>This article originally appeared on</i> <i>VICE Canada</i>.<p>In an interview with Jim Jefferies on Comedy Central, Jordan Peterson seemed, for …

Your risk of cancer likely increases with each additional drink of alcohol

Light drinking may prolong your life—but it's more complicated than that.<p>There’s a lot of lifestyle practices that are clear cut: Eat fruits and vegetables, exercise, and reduce stress to stay healthy. Do more indulgent things, like eating ice cream, in moderation. Don’t start smoking, and take …

An Astronomer Took a Stunning Photo of Our Galaxy in a Crystal Ball, And We Can't Deal

It's so magical!<p>A stunning new photo of the Milky Way came about because of a flea-market purchase, a late night on a Chilean mountain range, and a …

Don't Touch! A Scientist's Advice For Spotting Poison Ivy Before It Ruins Your Summer

It was a close encounter in 2012 that made microbiologist John Jelesko take an interest in poison ivy.<p>The Virginia Tech professor was cutting up a downed tree with an electric chainsaw. What he didn't realize was that his power cable had been dragging through poison ivy. So at the end of the day, …

Virginia Tech

The Grilled Cauliflower Steak You’ll Want to Make All Summer

Preheat grill to high heat. Cut two, one inch steaks from each head of cauliflower. Set aside. Heat canola oil to medium heat and stir in curry …

Lazy cooks who use ready-made sauces are more likely to get cancer

Lazy cooks are nearly three times more likely to develop aggressive breast cancer compared to those who eat healthily, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers say foods which cause inflammation may be behind the increased risk and have drawn up a list of products linked to the disease.<p>Ready-made sauces …

The 'Commandments' of Carl Sagan

I found myself turning to my "Bible" last week, but not the Old Testament nor the New. No, the closest thing to a holy book I adhere to is The Demon …

How Tolkien created Middle-earth

As a fantasy lover, I can barely remember a time when I wasn’t aware of JRR Tolkien. I read <i>The Hobbit</i> until it fell apart as a child, and have always strived, in my own contributions to the genre, to take even a shred of the care in my world-building that Tolkien did in his. “It is written in my …

Literature

Here Is What Jeff Bezos and Hospice Patients Say You Will Regret Most in Life

What if we knew now what our biggest regrets would be and had the chance to avoid them?<p>We all have regrets--opportunities we've missed and things we wish we'd done differently.<p>What if we knew now what our biggest regrets would be and had the chance to avoid them?<p>In a way, we do.<p>In a recent …

Irish abortion result a seismic shift

<b>In three months time, Pope Francis will travel to Ireland and find a country undoing part of the legacy of a previous papal visit.</b><p>In 1983, four years after the triumphal visit of Pope John Paul II, the Irish people put the Eighth Amendment into their constitution.<p>The amendment gave equal rights to …

Cancer Group Recommends Ditching Bacon and Booze to Stay Cancer-Free

The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has bad news for lovers of bacon and booze: Eliminating processed meats and alcohol from your diet may help …

Ireland has changed utterly: the cruel eighth amendment is history | Ivana Bacik

An end to our 35-year struggle for safe, legal abortion is at last in sight, writes senator and campaigner Ivana Bacik<p>• Irish abortion referendum: results - live updates<p>Ireland has spoken – and we have made history. The clause inserted into our constitution in 1983 that bestowed on the “unborn” a …

Eighth Amendment

How One Company Scammed Silicon Valley. And How It Got Caught.

<b>BAD BLOOD</b> <b><br>Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup</b><br>By John Carreyrou<br>352 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $27.95.<p>In 2015, Vice President Joe Biden visited the Newark, Calif. laboratory of a hot new start-up making medical devices: Theranos. Biden saw rows of impressive-looking equipment — the company’s …

Silicon Valley