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Every story in the world has one of these six basic plots

Researchers analysed over 1700 novels to reveal six story types – but can they be applied to our most-loved tales? Miriam Quick takes a look.<p>“My prettiest contribution to the culture” was how the novelist Kurt Vonnegut described his old master’s thesis in anthropology, “which was rejected because …

Literature

Steve Jobs Used These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions to Turn Apple into an Innovation Powerhouse

Why don't more bosses ask them?<p>Steve Jobs did many things to make himself successful. He trained his brain using this simple meditation technique. He immersed himself in these highly unusual books. He also listened to ten songs that inspired and motivated him.<p>Steve Jobs also helped thousands of …

Innovation

17 Smart Jokes That'll Probably Hurt Your Brain A Little

Are you smart enough to understand them?<p>A blonde walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer. She says she's going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000. The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for the loan, so the blonde hands …

Comedy Central

Eton Oar Stands

The original stands would have been nailed down, but with my shop’s concrete floor I resorted to weights to keep the stands steady.<p>Last year I was …

Step-by-step sourdough

Master the perfect loaf with our simple guide, using a classic starter and sponge method.<p>This traditional step-by-step sourdough recipe takes you …

Japanese beef stew is umami-rich and deeply magical

<i>Umami Issues</i> <i>is The Takeout’s exploration of cooking food with the rich, savory, mysterious taste sensation known as umami.</i><p>I’ve turned my back on …

Soysauce

The St. Petersburg Paradox (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy/Winter 2017 Edition)

Bernoulli's reaction to this problem was that one should distinguish the utility—desirability or satisfaction production—of a payoff from its dollar …

Charles II’s Great Escape

This action-packed book begins with the heir to the throne fighting alongside his father during the early years of a brutal civil war that tore the …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Biscuit Joiner, Why Biscuits Telegraph & How to Avoid Biscuit Telegraphing

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Quick-Pickled Vegetables

Makes about 1 cup<p>You can use any thinly shaved or sliced vegetable you like for this recipe. We love quick pickles on sandwiches because they add acidity and crunch. And you don't have to be someone who's "into canning" to make your own. Keep them in the fridge for days and put them on …

Food Preservation

You Can Store Cryptocurrency in This Wallet

An essential for anyone invested in Bitcoin.<p>Cryptocurrencies embody the future of finance. But traditional banks have yet to catch up to this emerging trend, so storing your hard-earned cryptocurrencies in traditional bank accounts is still a no-go.<p>The slimTECH Cryptolite Cold Storage Wallet solves …

21 Questions Amazon Asks Its Job Candidates | Inc.com

• <b>Amazon goes to great lengths to ensure that they are hiring the right people.</b>• <b><br>We sifted through hundreds of Glassdoor reviews to find some of the company's toughest interview questions.</b>• <b><br>Questions about employee behavior and past performance were asked most frequently inside the interview rooms.</b><p>Amazon …

Employment

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions | Inc.com

Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of our boundaries; and the power of …

Relationships

7 Steps To Quick Pickle Any Vegetable

Pickles are a favorite with many people around the world, and just like anything else when it comes to food, nothing beats a homemade recipe. While …

Wolfgang Puck: Cap off your winter weekends with comforting sourdough waffles

So many people think of sourdough as an all-American — or at least North American — phenomenon. Credit that to the fact that sourdough starters (wild …

The only hard-boiled egg recipe you’ll ever need (plus how to get a perfect peel)

There are countless methods for making hard-boiled eggs, and as many opinions regarding which is the right one. The whole exercise can be …

How to Make From-Scratch Japanese Curry That's Better Than the Box

"The Japanese, who are probably the world's greatest culinary aesthetes, don't hesitate to serve a greenish-yellow glutinous mess over their rice and label it 'curry.'" And thus Madhur Jaffrey, in <i>An Invitation to Indian Cooking</i>, cut down Japanese curry with the swiftness of a samurai sword.<p>To be …

Quick and Simple Stir Fry Sauce for Easy Meals

Quick and Simple Stir Fry Sauce — a condiment I always keep in my refrigerator for quick and flavorful midweek meals.<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup soy sauce<br>• 3 …

Here's Richard Feynman's Simple Technique For Sorting Science From Pseudoscience

In this fast-paced world of social media news, it can be exhausting to constantly have to figure out which of the legit-sounding headlines popping up …

This Riddle Has Been Dubbed the Hardest Logic Puzzle Ever

It's no secret that we at Curiosity are huge fans of logic puzzles. It is with great enthusiasm, then, that we present what might just be the …

Puzzles

The compelling case for working a lot less

Mastering 'active rest' is far harder than it looks, but there are good reasons why we should keep working at it.<p>When I moved to Rome from Washington, DC, one sight struck me more than any ancient column or grand basilica: people doing nothing.<p>I’d frequently glimpse old women leaning out of their …

The Brain

Best no-stress pie crust: The roll and fold method

The pastry investigator hews to scientific method. She formulates her hypothesis: Pastry perfection rests on the ratio of flour to fat to water.<p>She gets to work — years of false starts and soggy pies. Just as she is underlining her final formula — 2 cups flour, 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup water — she …

Baking

How a half-educated tech elite delivered us into evil

If our supersmart tech leaders knew a bit more about history or philosophy we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in now<p>One of the biggest puzzles about our current predicament with fake news and the weaponisation of social media is why the folks who built this technology are so taken aback by what has …

Computer Science

How to Make Caramel Sauce That You'll Want to Put on Everything

By Claire Saffitz<p>This smooth, salty caramel sauce will make your holidays extra sweet.<p>We can all agree that sauce makes just about every savory food better, and the same most definitely goes for dessert. Enter homemade caramel sauce, an irresistibly delicious substance able to improve everything …

Dessert

Why Supply-Side Economics Is Right And Keynesian Economics Is Wrong

From the time of Adam Smith’s “Wealth of Nations” through the early twentieth century, economists nearly unanimously agreed on how an economy works: …

Economics

Dokkōdō: The Path Of Aloneness

What Miyamoto Musashi wanted you to know before he died.

Spirituality

2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes

Light, fluffy, and most importantly, 2 ingredients—these pancakes are absolutely to die for! We tried and loved the 3-Ingredient Pancakes for 1, so …