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What's the Difference Between i.e. & e.g.?

<i>Mignon Fogarty is the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips and is known for her Grammar Girl website, podcast, and games.</i><p>Misusing these two abbreviations …

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If A Fish Grows Up On Land, Will It Learn To Walk?

Flipping your fins actually does get you pretty far.<p>The old idiom about “being a fish out of water” just lost some of its luster. Researchers from McGill University in Canada successfully trained a group of fish to live on land and strut around.<p>The idea was to simulate what might have happened 400 …

How to Be Brave in 8 Steps

Jack Canfield said: "Everything we want is on the other side of our fear."<p>In my life thus far, I've been fortunate enough to live many of my dreams... and survive a few hair-raising experiences (a lion attack, robbery at gunpoint, and more). Many people ask how I've gotten the chance to travel the …

Millennials Are Cynical Do-Gooders

It’s tempting to caricature Millennial workers as bright-eyed idealists, given their loudly stated preference for having a social impact through their careers. Either that or as narcissists only out for themselves. But neither is quite true, according to a new paper from The Brookings Institution. …

Millennials Are Old News — Here’s Everything You Should Know About Generation Z

Marketers are beginning to target a new crop of young people who are rapidly growing in number and influence: Generation Z.<p>Studies differ on the exact age range of Generation Z, but most agree they were born after 1990, which makes them the largest generational group in the U.S.<p>We set out to …

13 Things Successful Millennials Do In Their Spare Time

According to experts, how you spend your downtime as a 20- or 30-something plays a huge part in your ability to achieve these things.<p>"If you take time to recharge and pay attention to fitness and your diet, for example, after work or on weekends, you'll set the stage for great life habits that put …

I Don't Want to Be a Cancer Survivor Any More

Nobody at the party I went to last weekend knew I had cancer. Not the deceptively attractive host, who's equally attractive girlfriend was out for the night with her, I'm assuming, equally attractive girlfriends. Not his friend, who was in town visiting from down under. Whose hip tattoos dripped …

Surrounded By Digital Distractions, We Can't Even Stop To Think

It would be tough to think up a more plum assignment for a test subject: Simply step into an empty room, sit down, and think.<p>Just think.<p>But in a study to appear in Thursday's issue of the journal <i>Science,</i> participants found the experience within their own heads surprisingly difficult to manage — if …

Why Do We Want To Squeeze Cute Things?

Studying how adorable animals can turn us aggressive<p>Seeing something cute actually does bring out aggression in us, according to a paper presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology's annual meeting in New Orleans last Friday.<p>Researchers found 109 people to look at pictures of animals …

Mental Health: Part of a Balanced Lifestyle

Being an eager, determined, and active male within my personal and professional roles, I understand the inherent challenges when it comes to living and maintaining a balanced lifestyle. It is also a frequent complaint encountered within my role as a therapist working with men. These conversations …

The 5 Pearls of Wisdom Not Taught in MBA Programs

At 34, my business started much like my yoga career did, by necessity. I didn't chose to be a yoga instructor, it chose me. At the time, it was only supposed to be so that as the program director I could step in when the yoga teacher "no showed" a class. I took a "weekend warrior" certification. I …

The Beautiful Flow of Pi

Flow Of Life Flow Of Pi. Cristian Ilies Vasile designed this visualization of the first 1,000 digits of the mathematical constant pi using Circos to …