Ben Shirley

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Why does a drop of water make whisky taste better?

A splash of humble H2O is all it takes to unlock the chemical nuances of this smokey spirit.<p>Whisky is predominantly water and ethanol. One end of the …

Heartland Democrats to Washington: You’re Killing Us

New report blames elitist national party for alienating voters, and threatening the party's chances in 2020.<p>AUSTIN, Ind.—Steering his white Dodge Ram while wearing a tan knit cap, a drab green Carhartt coat and a smear of brown livestock feed on his cheek, Terry Goodin jounced over frozen-hard mud …

Democratic Party

Science Says This Technique Can Help You Raise Calmer, More Resilient Kids | Inc.com

My eighth grader is back to the books after a week of pneumonia-induced absence. With each missed school day came another layer of overwhelm at the thought of making up all that work.<p>He'd finish a coughing jag and immediately ask me if any teachers had emailed assignments, even though he didn't …

Mindfulness

Want to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work | Inc.com

You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small crowd of people gathered around one individual.<p>She's not doing much talking, yet it appears that people are gravitating to her …

George Mason

10 Australian Scifi Movies You Need to Watch

When someone says “Australian science fiction movie,” thoughts immediately and inevitably turn to <i>Mad Max</i>—if not George Miller’s insanely influential …

This Is The Biggest Key to Happiness, According to Science

You don't need to be happy all the time.<p>Over the past two decades, the positive psychology movement has brightened up psychological research with its …

7 Small bedroom designs by professional experts

The bedroom is typically a place to sleep and relax so honestly, you don't actually need that much space. The important thing is to make it the most …

Interior Design

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …