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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

The Doctor Who Coaches Athletes On Sleep

On June 14, 2011, Dr. Charles Czeisler stood by the side of a small stage, listening as a colleague introduced him to a crowd of fellow researchers. Just as he prepared to ascend the steps, his cell phone vibrated in his pocket. He's not sure why he answered it. Maybe he thought it was an …

Vitamin D 'boosts child muscles'

<b>Higher levels of maternal vitamin D during pregnancy have been linked to better muscle development in children, say researchers.</b><p>The study on 678 children, published in Endocrine Research, showed vitamin D levels in the womb were linked to grip strength at the age of four.<p>The team at the University …

5 Resumé Secrets That Give You an Edge

Step inside a hiring manager's head<p>It doesn't take long to leave an impression: Recruiters and hiring managers spend an average of 6 seconds reviewing a candidate's resumé before they make an initial assessment, according to a study from the job-search website TheLadders.<p>Six seconds.<p>Now that you’re …

The Scientific Guide to Sports Betting

At least you can blame someone else if you lose<p>Like Robert De Niro’s character in <i>Silver Linings Playbook</i>, every gambler has theories and superstitions. And if anyone’s ever told you to bet on West Coast NFL teams when they play East Coast squads at night, hopefully you took their advice.<p>Researchers …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

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This company wants to help you escape your terrible corporate job

After three years of working at Ernst & Young in London as a management consultant, Dominic Jackman felt unfulfilled and decided it was time for a change. In 2009, he asked his boss for a sabbatical but was told “no.” In the past three months, six of his colleagues had also asked for sabbaticals …

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Helpful Infographic Perfectly Pairs Wine with Food

Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or not, you could probably use this infographic to learn a thing or two about the liquid of the gods. How many calories does a typical glass of white wine versus red wine have and, more importantly, which wine should you pair with tonight's dinner? …

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What Happened After Rosa Parks Got Off The Bus

It wasn't just a bus, or a seat, or a moment of exhaustion intersecting with a movement for change. In fact, by December 1, 1955 — 58 years ago today …

Croatian MMA Fighter Ends Match in 15 Seconds with Insane Head-Kick Knockout

An MMA fight in Slovenia was brought to a sudden, jaw-smashing end when Croatian fighter Ivica Truscek leveled a devastating knockout kick to the face of his opponent (skip to the 5:10 mark for the kick).<p>The ridiculous knockout was spotted by the good people at MiddleEasy.com (h/t Stephen Douglas …

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The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Why H is the most contentious letter in the alphabet

While writing my book, Alphabetical, about the history of the letters we use, I discovered that debates about power and class surround every letter – and none more so than the letter H<p>The alphabet is something not to be argued with: there are 26 letters in as fixed a sequence as the numbers 1-26; …

How To Make Your Résumé Awesome...Because Nobody's Reading It

Ever wondered why you didn't even get an interview for that dream job? Well, a research study by career site TheLadders reveals recruiters spend a …

What Kind of Protein Supplement is Right for You?

Don't let aisles of chocolate and vanilla powders intimidate you. Hit the health food store with the know-how.<p><i>by Dave Smith/Greatist.com</i><p>Flip through …

What's the Deal With Creatine?

Creatine has been wildly popular since the 1990s. It's touted as a shortcut to gaining lean muscle mass, and packed into everything from supplement …

Campus Nutrition: A Food Guide For Busy Students

School is back in session! Are you pumped or petrified? If you're pumped, you're probably excited to be back with your friends, hanging out in your …

11 Super Foods for Your Skin and Brain

Beauty versus brains. We can forever debate which is more important, but when it comes to our diet, many of the same foods support both our skin AND intellect. Besides, who decided we can’t have it all?<p>If you’ve been looking for a shortlist that will keep you healthy and primed to make your best …

Protein Will Not Make You Fat

Here's what you need to know...<p>While it's biochemically possible for protein to turn into fat by ingesting extremely high numbers of calories or …

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

40 Hidden Artworks Painted on the Edges of Books

A fore-edge painting is a technique of painting on the edges of the pages of a book. The artwork can only be seen when the pages are fanned, as seen …

Japanese Whiskey Teases U.S. Consumers By Playing Hard To Get

Scotland is the de facto king of whisky. But now an unlikely challenger — Japan — is making a name for its whiskey far beyond its borders. Unfortunately for Americans, this highly coveted Japanese whiskey is very hard to come by.<p>"I stock everything that's currently available," says Eddie Kim, …

Ultralight Hiking Blog

By: Korrin L. Bishop I never got the hype. I never understood the point. I remember watching people hiking up Old Rag in Shenandoah National Park …

The 20 big questions in science

1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don't know what 95% of the universe is made of. Atoms, which form everything we see around us, only account for a measly 5%. Over the past 80 years it has become clear that the substantial remainder is comprised of two …

The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico

In anticipation of the new season of Breaking Bad, Nick Romeo travels to New Mexico to separate fact from fiction about the meth trade in New Mexico. …

The next food trends predicted by travel writers

Climb aboard the food trend train: what’s cool today will be passé tomorrow. New food trends arrive on the scene every year, whether you’re ready for them or not. Some will be local foods cast into the spotlight by changing tastes, novel techniques or a hefty dose of whimsy, but most will be …

10 Apps That Will Help You To Organize In The Smartphone Age

Staying organized requires hard work but, luckily, technology has brought make improvements on this chapter as well. Nowadays we basically have an …

The Secret, 'Vaguely Racist' History Of MSG Fear-Mongering

Looking for a nice long-form article to read this weekend? We recommend you head over to BuzzFeeᴅ and check out this feature on the history of MSG—the much and unfairly maligned naturally occurring ingredient in so many of our favorite foods.<p>The piece, written by former <i>PopularScience.com</i> head …

Meet The Dread Pirate Roberts, The Man Behind Booming Black Market Drug Website Silk Road

An entrepreneur as professionally careful as the Dread Pirate Roberts doesn’t trust instant messaging services. Forget phones or Skype. At one point during our eight-month preinterview courtship, I offer to meet him at an undisclosed location outside the United States. “Meeting in person is out of …

Lift Doctor: Best Amount of Exercises Per Muscle Group

<b>“How many different exercises is optimal for each muscle group per workout for beginners vs. veterans?” - Edvinas Milašius</b><p>Great question. First, …

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