Kira Kikkert

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The Trick Question Daymond John Likes to Spring on Applicants in Job Interviews | Inc.com

Every investor on the ABC hit show <i>Shark Tank</i> has their go-to strategy for hiring. They have successful businesses aplenty and need the right people in place to help keep it that way. Barbara Corcoran knows how weeds out complainers. Mark Cuban knows how to spot the best personality traits.<p>Now …

Entrepreneurship

Homemade Tortillas Have Forever Changed My Taco Game

Have you ever made one simple decision that changed your life? I have. I didn't decide to abandon civilization, drastically change my career path, or …

Cook this: Portable, grab-and-go baked oatmeal cups that kids can help make, too

<i>Our cookbook of the week is The School Year Survival Cookbook: Healthy Recipes and Sanity-Saving Strategies for Every Family and Every Meal (Even</i> …

Breakfast

Baking Powder Biscuits Recipe for Two

There are many times when you simply don't want to make a full batch of biscuits. This delicious and quick recipe makes just a few tasty, fresh from …

Cauliflower Hash Browns Recipe by Tasty

Ingredients<p>for 6 servings<p>1 head large cauliflower<br>• ½ cup (55 g) parmesan cheese<br>• ⅓ cup (15 g) fresh chives, thinly sliced<br>• 3 cloves garlic, minced<br>• 2 tablespoons olive oil<br>• 1 teaspoon dried basil<br>• 2 eggs<br>• 1 teaspoon salt, divided<br>• ½ teaspoon black pepper<br>• dipping sauce, of your choice<p>Preparation<p>Preheat oven to 400°F …

Cauliflower

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This Infographic Will Show You What’s Killing Your Creativity

If your inspiration routine involves scrolling through Tumblr until “inspiration strikes,” well, we can’t say that we haven’t been there ourselves, but there are better ways to get those creative juices flowing. <i>Entrepreneur Magazine</i> put out a very helpful/snazzy infographic to guide you through a …

Why airplane windows have tiny holes

My friends laugh at me when I ask for a window seat. You're an airline pilot, they say. You have the window seat all the time.<p>True enough. But the cockpit, well, that's work. As a passenger I'm actually free to enjoy the experience—to listen to music or a long-postponed podcast while gazing out at …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

50 Inspiring Life Quotes From Famous Childhood Characters

Given how adults often like to write off cartoons as childish and immature creations, it can sometimes be surprising to see how many cartoon …

Animation

Write Small - Five Ways To Make Your Reader Care

I have found my new all-time, favourite writing advice:<br>'The bigger the issue, the smaller you write. Remember that. You don't write about the horrors …

Creative Writing

How to Write with Substance

Nothing drags down writing more than spreading good ideas over too many words.<p>Making keystrokes matter has only grown in importance as communication …

Watch This Gross MRI of a Knuckle Cracking

Human beings—well, the rude ones—crack their joints. It's a thing. But scientists have never really understood the physics behind that chilling …

6 Fairy Tales That Need A Shakeup

I have to fess up before I start, that much as I liked reading fairy tales as a kid, I never related to them. I was not the girl who wanted to be a princess when she grew up (a diva maybe, but never a princess). I always found the witches and wicked stepmothers far more interesting than the …

How to Overcome Writer's Block

A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation<p>by Noah Lukeman<p>Adventures in the Screen Trade<p>by William Goldman<p>APE: Author, Publisher, …

Writing

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A Friend Isn't Always Forever And That's OK

I remember the first Christmas break after I came home from college.<p>My high school friends and I had just seen each other at Thanksgiving. Everything had been fantastic. Lots of reminiscing. Laughing about someone sporting a new beard or talk about who was still liking who.<p>But something had …

A Reason to Write

http://recitethis.com/<p>That quote has always held true for me. It’s far easier for me to write what I think and feel than to say those things out …

Why You Should Read More Poetry

For most of us, our experience with writing poetry starts and ends when we're teenagers. Normally when a girl or a boy breaks our heart.<p>It is, even for the best of us, awkward and cringeworthy revisiting these early attempts. Maybe that's why most of us don't engage with poetry that much, it …

9 Pictures That Will Make You See The Universe Differently

It's the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary on April 24. Time to learn more about how space pictures are made.

Cosmology

Procrastination May Negatively Affect Heart Health: The Decay Of Delay

Prone to procrastination? A new study published in the <i>Journal of Behavioral Medicine</i> suggests it can hurt your heart.<p>Fuschia M. Sirois, a professor …

No Rest For Your Sleeping Brain

There's new evidence that the brain's activity during sleep isn't random. And the findings could help explain why the brain consumes so much energy even when it appears to be resting.<p>"There is something that's going on in a very structured manner during rest and during sleep," says Stanford …

The Brain

Buddhist Monk Displays “Unheard Of” Brain Activity While Meditating

When a person dies, many things can happen to them. I choose to believe that a deceased person has the ability to come back to Earth without taking a …

Self-help

How the Brain Switches Strategies to Find Better Solutions

<b>Sometimes being too focused on a task is not a good thing.</b><p>During tasks that require our attention, we might become so engrossed in what we are doing …

Neuroscience

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The Five Key Reasons Why You Procrastinate

Procrastination robs us of productivity. And it’s something all of us do. So it’s worth understanding why we do it, and working out how you can manage this behaviour. Putting things off slows us down, takes our time, and makes us feel frustrated. Being able to deal with procrastination is a useful …

Procrastination

Researchers create new form of ice using graphene sheets

Researchers have managed to create a new type of ice, something that results from using a couple sheets of graphene to flatten a drop of water. This …

We Are What We Write?

<i>Kim here to welcome and introduce WU’s latest contributor, Therese Anne Fowler. Therese is the author of the New York Times bestselller Z: A Novel of</i> …

Reading Like A Writer: Why to do It, How to do It, and Why I Often Fail at It « Fantasy-Faction

In podcasts and interviews, I often hear authors lamenting the fact that due to deadlines and publicity efforts, they don’t get to read as much as …