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50 Tax Deductions You Didn't Know About

From home renovation deductions to hobby expenses.<p>Tax deductions reduce your taxable income by accounting for expenses you’ve incurred. The IRS …

The Food Lab: Why You Should Never Buy Gravy Again

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>The short and simple answer to the title can be found in our canned-gravy taste test, right here. <b>Store-bought gravies just don't taste right.</b> Sure, some of them have that nostalgic, cafeteria sort of appeal, but unless you're seriously trying to relive middle …

The Food Lab Turbo: How to Make Vinaigrette (and Dress Your Salad Right)

I've had guests over a few times in the past week to taste test a cassoulet recipe I'm working on. It's an ultra-heavy French peasant dish made with beans and a ton of meat cooked down in the oven until incredibly rich. It's the kind of dish that pretty much <i>demands</i> a salad on the side.<p>What was odd …

11 Slow Cooker Recipes That Will Save You Money In The New Year

The New Year is an ideal time to reset your budget and get creative with ways to save money. By utilizing your trusty slow cooker, you'll get more bang for your buck, ultimately saving time and money in the short-and long-term. Not to mention, the delicious possibilities to experiment with from …

Solitary Superheroes Find Quiet Moments in Stunning Landscapes

French photographer Benoit Lapray believes that “a photograph has to tell us a story,” and he achieves just that in his series, entitled <i>The Quest for the Absolute</i>. The playful collection of portraits offers insight into the world of well-known superheroes, including Captain America, Spiderman, …

Animation

19 Outstanding Outdoor Ads

In recent years, brands have been forced to become more creative (or intrusive) than ever in an attempt to draw consumers' attention. While a lot of …

How to piss off a Colombian

1. Think that Cumbia and Salsa are the same dance.<p>Cumbia is a type of music and dance that originated on Colombia’s coast. It is a beautiful fusion …

How to discipline your children without rewards or punishment

Many parents are moving towards “gentle parenting”, where they choose not to use rewards (sticker charts, lollies, chocolates, TV time as “bribes”) …

Parenting

Top Web Design Trends for 2015

There’s no clear-cut scientific formula to great design because it’s undoubtedly considered more of an art than a science. Strangely there are many …

Web Design

Breaking down every early matchup in the NCAA Tournament

Sixty-eight teams will begin the NCAA Tournament this week, all hoping to be the last one standing on April 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. But you can't win it all without winning one, so here is quick look at the matchups set on Selection Sunday:<p>MIDWEST<p>—1 Kentucky vs 16 Manhattan/Hampton: …

College Sports

Why You Do Your Best Thinking In The Shower: Creativity & the “Incubation Period”

“The great Tao fades away.”<p>So begins one translation of the <i>Tao Te Ching</i>’s 18th Chapter. The sentence captures the frustration that comes with a lost …

Why We Have Our Best Ideas in the Shower: The Science of Creativity

“I’m not really a creative person”, always struck me as an odd sentence. Could it really be that some of us are born to be more creatively gifted …

10 Tips to Boost Your Creativity

Share Email Comments<p>As a writer, creativity is my bread and butter. My livelihood depends upon my ability to think outside the box, to be open to new …

10 key steps for running an awesome ideation session | Marketing Magazine

<b>Dr Ken Hudson shares his 10 key guidelines for a productive ideation session that has momentum before it even starts.</b><p>I have been designing and …

Design Thinking

An Editing Checklist For Writers

Are you thinking about editing your own copy?<p>At Writers Write, we give our students a Rewriting Checklist as part of our Writers Write course. This …

Writing

British Retailer John Lewis Just Set The Bar For This Year’s Christmas Ads

When you hear people talk about a viral video, you might think that it has racked up a few million views over the span of a week or even a month. This new holiday ad from upscale British retailer John Lewis currently has 2.6 million views on YouTube… in one day. The reason? Because it’s really …

We rode a $10,000 hoverboard, and you can too

It's impossible to talk about hoverboards without invoking a particular movie title, so we're not even going to try: Remember that awesome scene from <i>Back to the Future Part II</i>? It's one step closer to reality: A California startup just built a real, working hoverboard. Arx Pax is attempting to …

Yik Yak: the anonymous app taking US college campuses by storm

It’s the latest anonymous app after Whisper and Secret – but what is it, how does it work, and why are more than 1,000 US colleges active on it?<p>The new hotshot on the college campus social media scene is Yik Yak. Much like Facebook, which was established back in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg as a Harvard …