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What Are the Rules for Lending Your Books to Friends?

We asked librarians, since they’re the expertsI have a master’s degree in literature and I live in New York City, which means two things: I have a …


About the boys: Tim Winton on how toxic masculinity is shackling men to misogyny

In an excerpt from a speech about his new book The Shepherd’s Hut, the author says it is men who need to step up and liberate boys from the race, the game, the fight • Winton on writing ‘with my heart in my mouth’ – podcast<p>I don’t have any grand theory about masculinity. But I know a bit about …


25 Animal Facts That Sound Fake But Are Actually Totally True

They don't teach you this stuff in school.


11 Common Steak Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

Finally get that perfect sear.


7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …


How to Encourage Critical Thinking in Kids

In an age when most kids are glued to their phones and their primary mode of communication is Snapchat, it’s a concern for many parents as far as to …


100 Small, Nice Things to Do For Your Wife Just Because

Because it's the little things that matter.<p>By<p>Mar 28 2018, 11:09 PM<p>It sounds a bit cliché, but it’s the little things that make a marriage. Grand …


Best Napa Valley Wineries to Visit

The best Napa Valley wineries to visit feature a tasting room in a cave, artisanal cheese pairings, on-site sommeliers and more <i>—Megan Krigbaum (with</i> …


13 Simple Ways To Make People Love Talking To You

There are more subtle skills than just being a good listener.


Plant Doctor: How to Save a Dying Houseplant

You saw a plant you loved in a shop or nursery. You brought it home, and for months it warmed your heart. But then it started to decline. What are …


Muscular Sanity: The Language of Pain in Literature

“ENGLISH,” VIRGINIA WOOLF WRITES in “On Being Ill,”<p>which can express the thoughts of Hamlet and the tragedy of Lear, has no words for the shiver or …

The perfect boat: what makes an ideal offshore cruising yacht?

<b>Jimmy Cornell gives his expert analysis of the essential features that any offshore cruising yacht should have</b>Choosing a boat for offshore cruising …


Beware 'Disease X': the mystery killer keeping scientists awake at night

Over two days in early February, the World Health Organization (WHO) convened an expert committee at its Geneva headquarters to consider the unthinkable.<p>The goal was to identify pathogens with the potential to spread and kill millions but for which there are currently no, or insufficient, …

What's the difference between all those international yogurts?

Today’s supermarket yogurt aisles, even in middle America, resembles the United Nations. There are delegates from Greece, from France, from …


These Lower Ab Exercises Will Make You So Sore, It'll Hurt to Laugh!

Work your core with these intense moves that specifically target the lower abs. Um, we're sorry, but you'll definitely be sore tomorrow. Avoid anything funny at all costs, because it'll hurt to laugh!


This is why your internet sucks

On your phone, at home or in public, there are countless reasons why your internet speed may be unbearably slow. Here are some of the most common culprits.<p>When we first got access to the internet, it wasn't uncommon to have to wait five minutes or more to make a connection. Today, though, our eyes …


You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

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Beware the man with no female friends

And by friends, I don’t mean women he is hoping to one day wear down to date or sleep with<p>When you first meet someone and fall in love, your number one focus is to screen them for signs of sociopathy so you don’t wake up one day and find them knitting your hair.<p>There are many discreet ways of doing …


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 …


50 Things You Should Never, Ever Say to Your Kids

"First, this just isn't true. Second, one of the most damaging things for a child is the un-lived life of a parent. Lastly, this leaves the child …

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

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Sailing around the world: Meet the Gifford family

The Gifford family (minus Behan) aboard their boat, Totem, their home for nearly 10 years and counting.Gifford family/Facebook<p>In 2008, Jamie and Behan Gifford left their home in Washington and embarked on a boat trip around the world with their three children.<p>Nearly 10 years later, they still …

South-east Asia

Silent nights: 10 destinations where you'll find peace and quiet next year

Exhausted after the hullaballoo of the holidays and in need of some hush? We’ve hand-picked the best places around the globe – from meditation retreats to silent cafés – where you’re guaranteed peace and quiet. It’s time to join the cult of quiet.<p>1. Snowy silence in Sweden<p>Go off-grid and enjoy …

I'm a psychologist, and I've found one of the biggest relationship problems people have always boils down to the same thing

"I wish he would just bring me flowers once in a while."<p>Does he know how much you would like that, or what your favorite kind of flowers are?<p>"No, but it should be obvious—who doesn't want flowers? And anyway, I don't want to <i>tell</i> him to do it, that ruins it!"<p>If you haven't said or heard some version …


6 Exercises That’ll Seriously Improve Your Posture

Straighten up and balance out your body with these moves.<p><i>This article originally appeared on</i><p>One thing most gym-goers probably don’t …


7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

Public Speaking

Some people seem to 'click' with everyone they meet — and a psychologist says there are a few reasons why

If you've been on even a single date, then you've likely taken part in some post-date analysis. <i>Was she cute? Was he smart? Was there a spark? Did you have —</i> as if anyone even knows what this means <i>— chemistry?</i><p>Platonic meet-ups rarely get analyzed in as much excruciating detail — in real life or in …


9 Weird Interview Questions Companies Use to Reveal Your True Self |

Where do you see yourself in five years? What is your biggest weakness? Why should we hire you?<p>If you've interviewed for enough jobs, you've probably answered those questions so many times you could do it in your sleep. They're cliche, they're predictable, and much of the time, they fail to elicit …


A Translation Algorithm Can Predict the “Language” of a Chemical Reaction

By thinking of organic chemistry as words and sentences instead of atoms and molecules, researchers have found a way for artificial intelligence to …


What you're giving away with those home DNA tests

It’s the most valuable thing you own<p>It sounds like such a fun holiday gift idea: a DNA test that can tell your sister-in-law whether she really has Native American ancestors, or one that promises to craft your friend a perfect diet based on his genes.<p>Home DNA tests are likely a big seller for the …

Molecular Biology