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10 Smart Ways for STEM Majors to Make Money on the Side

Whether you're looking to pay off a student loan or simply wanting to build up your wealth, here are some ways for those in science, tech, engineering and math to make some extra cash.<p>We’ve heard the hype about STEM skills (meaning those in science, technology, engineering and mathematics) -- …

23 High-Protein Sheet Pan Dinners That Pretty Much Cook Themselves

I love cooking, but I hate doing dishes. Unfortunately the two go hand in hand, and unless you're a wizard who can zap away the mess, you kind of …

I spend $25 a week on groceries — here's what I buy and what I skip

You can't eat healthy on a budget, they said; McDonald's has a dollar menu, they said.<p>Dear 'They': I do eat a healthy, plant-based diet on a strict budget, and I prefer to feel, well, not how McDonald's makes me feel. If I can spend $25 a week on groceries and feel good doing it, so can you.<p>One …

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The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

I stopped drinking completely for 2 years — and it showed me how the world treats sober people differently

About three years ago, I decided to give up drinking alcohol. The decision was a logical one: I had been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and found that many of the things I had enjoyed were now a source of pain — especially booze.<p>After drinking some wine with friends one night, then waking up …

Microsoft releases its LinkedIn resume helper for Word

Customize your CV with help from AI.<p>Microsoft is now ready to polish your job applications -- the company has released its LinkedIn-powered Resume Assistant for Office 365 subscribers. The AI-based helper sifts through LinkedIn profiles to find prominent examples of work experience and skill …

11 job interview tricks that are hard to master, but will pay off forever

<b>• If you're wondering how to interview for a job, these tips</b> <b>can help you really take your interview game to the next level.</b><p><b>• From slowing down your speech to doing your homework when it comes to salary, these strategies will pay off in your next job interview.</b><p>Okay, you've wowed your potential …

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In 6 Words, Elon Musk Explained Why So Many People Are Afraid to Take Risks and Achieve Greatness

It's the most rational reason imaginable--but it can lead to a boring, ordinary life.<p><i>This series examines the stories behind some of the best inspiring quotes of all time. Check out the full list: the best inspirational quotes for 2018.</i><p>The most powerful threat to greatness isn't evil. It's …

How to lose weight: 21-day New Year Fitness Challenge

How to lose weight: 21-day New Year Fitness Challenge<p>Before 2017 ends and you start planning how to lose weight in 2018 as part of your New Year’s …

The 50 Best Men’s Gifts Under $50

Movie Pass<p>Movies are too expensive for their own good. Between the tickets, the popcorn, and the soda – it can cost as much as a nice dinner out. But …

A former Navy SEAL commander says you can transform your life with 5 simple choices in the next 24 hours

As commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3's "Task Unit Bruiser," the most highly decorated special-operations unit of the Iraq War, Jocko Willink learned what it takes to lead people in incredibly dangerous and complex situations.<p>The mantra that Willink instilled into his men was "Discipline Equals …

The time of day you apply for jobs could be the reason you're not getting interviews

If you've ever changed jobs before, you know that applying for a new one is a full-time gig in and of itself. But if you're firing off applications after work, you could be sabotaging your efforts.<p>According to an analysis of over 1,600 job applications from TalentWorks, applications received at …

AI lawyer can help you with a thousand different legal issues

DoNotPay can assist with writing letters and filling out forms in all 50 states.<p>Over two years ago, Joshua Browder, now a junior at Stanford University, created a chatbot that could contest parking tickets in New York City and London. By June of 2016, DoNotPay had successfully contested 160,000 …

Incredible 'fire rainbow' cloud phenomenon creates stunning sky display

A spectacular 'fire rainbow' cloud phenomenon has been captured on camera lighting up the sky in Singapore.<p>The amazing sight was visible over the sovereign city-state for around 15 minutes on February 20, one witness told the BBC.<p>“It started as a small orange circle then grew bigger and bigger …

The 'Big One' is coming in 2017: A total solar eclipse

The “Big One” is coming.<p>In astronomical circles there is no greater, more spectacularly stellar event than a total solar eclipse. And at long last, we will have one in the United States in 2017. It anchors a host of other special sights in the sky this coming year that include the planets Venus and …

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A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable (According to a Green Beret)

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

Practitioners of traditional Mayan medicine have a lot to teach modern doctors

Two hours outside of Guatemala City, a winding road leads to a weathered church in the center of Patzún, Chimaltenango, a predominantly Kaqchikel Mayan community. The small city is lined with electronics shops, ATMs, and mom-and-pop corner stores; outside the church, women dressed in traditional …

A former FBI agent recommends a simple 3-step exercise to beat anxiety

My experience with stress during big presentations is usually a double whammy.<p>First, there's the delightful combination of sweaty palms, shaky legs, …

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

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Why You Should Actually Look Forward to Being Alone Forever

We asked a psychologist about how playing the long game as someone who doesn't commit to romantic relationships can pay off.<p>For years, single people have been painted as failures. Hollywood has managed to make three Bridget Jones films on that loose premise alone. But as it turns out, most research …

Afghan president vows revenge on Isil after deadliest attack in capital in 15 years

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has vowed revenge against Islamic State after the terror group’s first attack in the capital, reigniting concerns about its growing influence in the country.<p>Saturday’s bombing at a peaceful march in Kabul by members of the ethnic Hazara community, who are predominantly …

The Scientific Mystery of a Man Living with 90% of His Brain Missing

What we think we know about our brains is nothing compared to what we don’t know. This fact is brought into focus by the medical mystery of a …

Dental Care

This Is How to Increase Grit, According to Research

Ever feel like you just wanna give up on something? How can you develop the inner strength necessary to achieve your long term goals?<p>Turns out that …

Robot monk blends science and Buddhism at Chinese temple

<i>(Reuters)</i> – A Buddhist temple on the outskirts of Beijing has decided to ditch traditional ways and use technology to attract followers.<p>Longquan temple says it has developed a robot monk that can chant Buddhist mantras, move via voice command, and hold a simple conversation.<p>Named Xian’er, the 60-cm …

9 physics concepts every time travel enthusiast should master

Ask a child how to travel through time and you'll get a simple answer: Use a time machine.<p>Ask a physicist, and suddenly you'll start hearing …

How to craft the perfect playlist for productivity

Nothing has more of a negative impact on my workday than forgetting my headphones.<p>Like most people, music is a huge part of my life. I listen to the most music while I work, sifting through playlists, from neo classical to indie to electronica on what seems like a never-ending search for the …

A Norwegian who killed 77 people is suing over prison conditions — these photos show how luxurious Norwegian prisons are

But that hasn't stopped right-wing extremist Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011, from suing the state for alleged violations of his human rights at Oslo Prison.<p>At Oslo, Breivik's cell has three rooms, complete with a computer, television, and game console, according to Agence …

This Smartphone Gun Is One Hell of a Concealed Weapon

This double barrel .380 discretely slips into your pocket as a smartphone, but is ready for action at the flip of a switch.<p>Some of those in the concealed carry crowd are always seeking ways to discretely manage their sidearm so as not to reveal it and alarm the public. Shoulder and hip holsters …

The career advice no one tells you

Most people have “okay” jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level. They’re the people who land executive level …