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Arabic translators did far more than just preserve Greek philosophy

In European antiquity, philosophers largely wrote in Greek. Even after the Roman conquest of the Mediterranean and the demise of paganism, philosophy …

Language

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

Brain Activity

Inside Uber's Plan to Take Over the Skies With Flying Cars

In less than a decade, Uber has redefined the idea of flexible labor and gutted the American taxi industry. The company launched a fleet of …

These 6 mouthwatering recipes for the slow cooker are perfect for summer evenings

Okay, so it may not be summertime <i>quite</i> yet, but the recent glimpses of our favorite season have really ignited our excitement for the joyful summer …

Whiskey 101: How to Drink Whiskey

<b>Whiskey –</b> which is also spelled by other without the letter E – is the name used for a wide variety of delicious and distilled liquors that are …

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'My home-made battery pack means I heat and light my home for nothing'

A brand-new market is growing for home batteries that make it possible for British homeowners to store energy generated by solar panels and other renewable sources.<p>The “Powerwall” battery, from Tesla, the pioneering automotive company founded by Elon Musk, is now going on sale in Britain.<p>But one …

2-INGREDIENT COLON CLEANSING MIXTURE TO FLUSH OUT FECAL WASTE FROM YOUR GUT

Due to many years of faulty eating—poor choices of food, poor eating habits and wrong food combination—the small intestines have become somewhat …

Academic Success Factors: Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking > Building Skills for Critical Thinking<p>Building Skills for Critical Thinking<p>Just like any other ability or competence that you wish …

7 Life-Changing Essays You Need to Read NOW

Because the word "essay" often evokes a sense of panic rooted in memories of five-paragraph nightmares, snooze-worthy classes, cranky teachers, and …

Slow-Cooker Soups

Whether you need to warm your bones on a cold winter day or sustenance to cure what ails you, soups are a go-to. We've compiled some of our tastiest …

Cooking

The Scientifically Proven Way to Increase Brain Power | Inc.com

One of your most invaluable organs is cradled within your cranium and is made up of billions of neurons. The brain is the crucial conductor of your daily life.<p>We rely on our brains for everything from the simplest of tasks to the most complex navigation to success. Those people who develop superior …

Time I

25 Easy (and Free) Things You Can Do Today to Shake Up Your Life | Inc.com

When you're stuck in a rut, it often feels like you need a big change--a new job, a globetrotting dream vacation, a wildly different, way healthier, lifestyle.<p>But the problem with big changes is that they're usually terrifying. And expensive. And difficult. So you end up just sitting there in your …

Minimalism

8 Surprising Things At The Gym That Burn An Insane Amount Of Calories

Looking for better cardio workouts at the gym? We've got your back. When it's time to hit the gym, most of us have two rules: Get in and out as fast …

Exercise

The Hot New Millennial Housing Trend Is a Repeat of the Middle Ages

Communal living is hardly a departure from tradition—it's a return to how humans have been making their homes for thousands of years.<p>For most of human history, people were hunter-gatherers. They lived in large camps, depending on one another for food, childcare, and everything else—all without …

Housing

Are You a Coffee Addict? 5 Tips to Choosing the Best Coffee

Most people who claim to love coffee never take the time to consider what exactly they are drinking. They just gulp coffee down by the potful and …

Prehistoric Human Teeth Have Revealed What The 'Paleo Diet' Actually Entailed

We're doing it wrong.<p>New archaeological research may have revealed that the original 'paleo diet' contained wheat and barley, and was not restricted …

Anthropology

Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe

Hello yummy chocolate goodness! This Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe is oh so delicious! It is one of those recipes that you really have to control …

Dessert

12 Must-Eat Breakfast Sandwiches Across America

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Quick! You've just woken up. You regret having a salad for dinner. Maybe you're a little hungover. You're <i>hungry</i>. So what are you craving?<p>If you're like us, it's probably a breakfast sandwich of some sort. An egg …

Nationwide Crime Spike Has Law Enforcement Retooling Its Approach

Crime in America may be on the rise again. It's too early to talk about a national trend, but there have been troubling spikes in shootings and murders in big cities such as New York, Baltimore and Los Angeles.<p>Until recently, crime decreased steadily for two decades, and the national murder rate is …

Law Enforcement

Why You Should Try The PUFA-Free Diet

Steven Macari of SLVRBK argues whythe oils you may be eating are ruining your health and making you look older.<p>What if there was a substance that you were consuming regularly that was severely hampering your efforts to get healthy? What if this substance was linked to accelerated aging and a …

Nutrition

The 5 Daily Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not “oh, life is pretty good”, I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

Happiness

How the Economic Machine Works [Animation] by Ray Dalio

"Ray Dalio's 'template' may be unconventional but it casts strong light on how the economy actually works."<p>"This knowledge would help everyone as …

How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck at Whole Foods

Call me a snob, but I find myself shopping for groceries at Whole Foods the majority of the time. Supermarkets for paper towels and T.P., and Whole …

Start Your Day With Our Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich and Have the Best Morning Ever

We fought. We ate. We nodded silently, awestruck, and ate some more. And then we declared: This is the ultimate homemade egg sandwich.<p>We have some pretty strong opinions on what goes into the perfect breakfast sandwich: English muffins and American cheese are non-negotiable. The eggs must be …

Breakfast

Ooey Gooey Buckeye Brownies

Buckeye brownies make any chocolate and peanut butter lover ecstatic. We know you're gonna love 'em.<p>I hear there’s a certain treat out there called ‘Buckeyes’ and it’s taking the interwebs by storm.<p>Unless you live in Ohio, where these treats originate, you probably have no idea what I’m talking …

Dessert

11 Best Vanilla Cake Recipes

A good slice of vanilla cake is one of the finer things in life. Check out these 11 recipes for the best vanilla cakes and you’ll forget that …

Food