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43 phrases that you are probably using incorrectly

But even the most educated people often unknowingly make common writing and speaking flubs. Check out this long list of ubiquitous grammar mistakes.<p>Guarantee: You'll either learn something new or find a few of your biggest pet peeves here. (And likely, you'll find fault with my own use of the …

Spider-Man: Homecoming’s new poster has fans scratching their heads

It’s not the end of the world<p>On top of two trailers, Sony Pictures released a new poster for <i>Spider-Man: Homecoming</i> today and we have a couple of questions after seeing it.<p>The poster (below) shows several characters appearing in the movie. There’s the main baddie, Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton) his …

Marvel Universe

10 Burning Questions About That Truly Hideous Spider-Man: Homecoming Poster

When terrible posters happen to (seemingly) good movies.<p>There’s barely a month to go until the release of <i>Spider-Man: Homecoming</i>, which means it’s time for the marketing campaign to go into overdrive to convince every quadrant of moviegoer that it’s a must-see. So, how’s the latest poster doing in …

So You Want to Write a Book? These 7 Authors Will Teach You How to Tell Your Story

Having just finished a new book proposal, the topic of writing is fresh in my mind. I self-published my first book Blissful Business: A Gorgeous Guide to Creating Your Dream Career in Health and Wellness in January 2016. A publisher recently saw my book on Amazon and contacted me to write a …

Funny Two Line Joke

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Unstereotyped: Meet the white valedictorian of a historically black college

At first glance, Joshua Packwood is the embodiment of white privilege: He's college educated, married, a father of two and he runs a successful hedge fund in Manhattan.<p>But his life, which began in Kansas City, Missouri, hasn't always been so good.<p>Before Packwood wasborn, hisfather was in a …

Life Reimagined

Six Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns

Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know …

Artist adds monsters to everyday situations because life's boring

For anyone who's ever taken a photo, only to think, "this would be better with monsters trying to eat everyone," you're not alone.<p>Artist and …

Cruise Ships

NASA Wants You to Design a New Logo

NASA is in the market for a new logo for one of its projects.<p>The space agency has launched a logo-designing contest, open to the public, in …

How to Play Jazz Blues Chords - Progressions, Shapes, and Comping

Jazz blues is the most important form to study when learning to play jazz guitar.<p>The jazz blues progression the basis for many of the greatest songs …

GE has a crazy new plan to harvest CO2 from the atmosphere and use it to store solar energy

If there’s one “resource” the planet has too much of, it’s carbon dioxide. One of the primary components to the greenhouse gases thought to be …

Washing Machines

Sorry Vegans: Here's How Meat-Eating Made Us Human

Science doesn’t give a hoot about your politics. Think global warming is a hoax or that vaccines are dangerous? Doesn’t matter, you’re …

The One Character Zootopia Changed For International Audiences

<i>Zootopia</i> had itself, what the movie business calls, one hell of an opening weekend. It blew past projections of $60 million and landed past $73 …

This Bodypaint Artist Is Taking Superhero Cosplay To Intricate New Levels

Heidi Klum should be very worried. The entrepreneurial cosplay queen may rule Halloween every year, but when it comes to superheroes, one Canadian artist goes even harder in the paint.<p>Rather than constructing an entire costume—Klum used a prosthetics team for her elaborate Jessica Rabbit in 2015, …

How to trick your brain into being productive when you can't focus

Or, worse, it's completely blank, save for the cursor mocking you each time it blinks (rude).<p>It's happened to all of us, and it's a <i>really</i> frustrating feeling. Especially when you've dedicated specific time to work on this project, and it is quickly ticking away.<p>It's even more nerve-wracking — and …

US professors aren’t getting any more accepting of online learning—but students definitely are

Online education comes with plenty of drawbacks. The cons tend to amplify when schools try to integrate e-learning into a broader bricks-and-mortar college experience: Students are said to get bored, learn less, or absorb only a portion of the intellectual atmosphere they’d find in physical …

Higher Education

10 Motivational Books You Must Read To Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

Leadership skills aren’t learnt in a day; it takes time and experience to understand and develop those skills and project them in your professional …

13 thoughts about grammar that will make you feel like a genius

Grammar can be mind-blowing.<p>If there is one thing the Internet holds dear, it's a well-crafted sentence with correct grammar. Your Facebook statuses, …

Language

A Stanford professor says eliminating 2 phrases from your vocabulary can make you more successful

The way you speak not only affects how others perceive you; it also has the potential to shape your behavior.<p>Swapping one word for another could make all the difference in how you approach your goals.<p>That's according to Bernard Roth, a professor of engineering at Stanford and the academic director …

4 drones almost collided with British planes in 2015

A report from the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) today said that four drones almost caused collisions with commercial aircraft in 2015.<p>According to the report, the incidents were classed as ‘category A’ which means a serious risk of collision existed. So much so, that one drone came …

Drones

Colorized Photos of Child Laborers Bring Struggles of the Past to Life

Noon hour in the Ewen Breaker, Pennsylvania Coal Co. Jan. 1911. South Pittston, Pennsylvania.<br>Lewis Hine—Library of Congress<p>1 of 28<p>Lewis Hine was one …

Fan Hui, three-time champion of the east Asian board game, lost to DeepMind’s program AlphaGo in five straight games<p>When Gary Kasparov lost to chess computer Deep Blue in 1997, IBM marked a milestone in the history of artificial intelligence. On Wednesday, in a research paper released in Nature, …

Artificial Intelligence

TrumpScript Is Donald Trump in a Programming Language

A group of computer science students wants to make Python great again.<p>TrumpScript, tagline "making Python great again," is Donald Trump in a programming language. The creation of four computer science students at Rice University—who put it together in a 36 hour hackathon—it's surely a novelty …

First head transplant successfully carried out on monkey, claims surgeon

WARNING: Graphic picture. Italian surgeon Dr Sergio Canavero claims the first head transplant has been carried out on a monkey<p>A surgeon claims to have carried out the first head transplant on a monkey ahead of plans to attempt the controversial procedure on a human by the end of next year.<p>Italian …