Isaac Sprague

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A How-to Guide to Writing Emails That Make You Sound Smart

Don't let poorly written emails get in your way.<p><b>Poor writing can make others think you aren't intelligent.</b>• <b><br>I'm the executive editor of a magazine and know firsthand how grammar can change the meaning of a sentence.</b>• <b><br>Don't get caught up in miscommunication. Master these simple tips.</b><p>As the executive …

19 Great Truths My Grandmother Told Me on Her 90th Birthday

<i>“I have seen and touched and danced and sang and climbed and loved and meditated on a lifetime spent living honestly. Should it all end tonight, I</i> …

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

Don't let that liquid gold circle the drain again.<p>If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For …

Italian Food

All the Things You're Doing Wrong When You Travel, According to Anthony Bourdain

The globe-trotting TV host shares his advice for all types of budgets.<p>Anthony Bourdain thinks traveling to Paris just to stand atop the Eiffel Tower …

Flash Gordon’s PCT 2018 Gear List

Let’s get right to the gear.<br>You can check out my LighterPack list here.<br>Base Weight = 13.28 poundsA few points before we dive in.<br>–I am hiking with my …

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Yoga

Billionaire Mark Cuban: ‘One of the great lies of life is follow your passions’

Mark Cuban grew up working class in Pittsburgh. His father installed upholstery in cars and his mom worked a myriad of odd jobs. Today, Cuban is …

Oru Kayaks: Where the Principles of Origami Meet the Outdoors

Getting on the water has never been easier.<p>What if you could bring your kayak wherever you wanted, without having to worry about where you’d store it …

Michio Kaku believes in God, if not that God

It’s been said that string theory physicist Michio Kaku believes in God, but the truth is it depends on what “God” means.<br>Read More

Physics

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

This Couple Quit Their Jobs To Take an Epic Six-Month Road Trip. Here's Their Route—and Budget

Take a look at their stunning photos 😍<p>Nick Paquette always knew he wanted to travel when he was in college. But between classes and tuition, he …

How To Actually Train Your Mind To Become A Better Runner

Yes, self-confidence can make you try harder—but it can also work in more subtle ways. Telling runners they look relaxed makes them burn measurably …

What We Learned from the Athlete-Packed, Plant-Based Diet Documentary, The Game Changers

It's a new era for veganism. From Kyrie Irving to former NFL lineman David Carter, more and more athletes are beginning to rely on a plant-based diet …

5 reasons to read aloud to your child, today and always

<b>Today is World Read Aloud Day, the best time to start a new family tradition, if you haven't already.</b><p>Today is World Read Aloud Day, a day specially …

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

Love is more than a feeling; it's a choice.<p>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 …

Relationships

Canadian Man Trying to Trick Snow Removal Crews With Fake ‘Back to the Future’ Car Fools Police Instead

A Canadian man who was looking to pull a prank on snow removal crews in Montreal ended up fooling police instead, according to multiple reports.<p>Viral …

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

The 87-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Let's revisit it.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest …

3 Easy Ways to Build a Killer Investment Portfolio

Follow these examples.<p>MONEY has just released its expanded 2018 list of the 50 best mutual funds and 50 best ETFs to own.<p>What makes these funds great …

You've Been Rolling Your Clothes All Wrong. Here's the Correct Way to Do It.

If you’re on Team Roll when it comes to the age-old fold-or-roll packing debate, you’ll want to listen up. Because you’ve probably been performing …

Clothing

7 young adults went undercover as high-school students and found that life as a teenager today is nothing like they remember

You couldn't pay most people to relive their high school experiences.<p>But that's exactly what seven young adults did for the new A&E documentary series "Undercover High," which premieres Tuesday.<p>The show follows the seven participants, ages 21 to 26, as they pose as students at Highland Park High …

High School

How the John Muir Trail Turned Me into a Committed Through-Hiker

The phrase: “I can't believe this is happening!" was said over and over as my friend, Alison, and I packed and repacked our bags the day before …

10 OF BEST MENS WINTER GLOVES FOR EXTEME COLD

When it’s cold outside one of the most important things you need to protect are your hands. When your body temperature drops the first places to lose …

Backpacking Gear Philosophy

I view backpacking equipment as a means to an end. And that end is to have the safest, most enjoyable experience I possibly can while out in the …

'The difficulty is the point': teaching spoon-fed students how to really read

When the logic of capitalism means universities are run as businesses, much is lost. Reclaiming literature is crucial to understanding the times we live in<p>I’ve recently finished marking 40-odd exams, mostly written by people between the ages of 18 and 21. In them our students had to answer …

Teaching

How to Fall Asleep in Under a Minute

<i>Tech savvy</i>. <i>Culturally aware</i>. <i>Underemployed</i>. <i>Spiritual</i> but not <i>religious</i>.<p>These are all words and phrases that have come to be associated with the …

SpaceX just launched a device that will "change how we interact with space"

by Aylin Woodward December 15, 2017 Off World 9704<p>Made in Space<p>On December 15, 2017, SpaceX launched the CRS-13, a resupply service mission …

Badass? This Guy Was the Real-Life Inspiration for Indiana Jones

What would it take to inspire a character like Indiana Jones? Roy Chapman Andrews, the very personification of the swashbuckling gentleman explorer, …

The Best National Park in Every State

From sea to shining sea, our nation is packed with unforgettable, beautiful, and important sites from the National Park Service.<p><i>Originally appeared</i> …

How To Do Everything (Outdoorsy) Better

<b>Adventure is tricky business.</b> You need gear. You need to maintain that gear. You need a skillset, or two, or three... You need safety advice. Fitness …

My $200,000 bitcoin odyssey

This was not what I expected to be doing with my October. But there I was, on a flight to Hong Kong, hoping I would be able to retrieve $200,000 worth of bitcoin from a broken laptop.<p>Four years ago, I was living in Hong Kong when a fellow journalist named Mike* and I decided to invest in bitcoin. I …