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Hey, Students: 5 Things That Are Wrong With Your Cover Letter

We've written a lot about the link between college and the workforce — and the kinds of skills graduates will need in the 21st century to succeed. One of the skills you need is knowing how to present yourself. To put your best foot forward in the workplace, and in life.<p>And so, as we started to read …

College & University

Five ways your brain is fooling you, courtesy of neuroscientist Dean Burnett

You’ve probably found yourself in situations where you felt like either your memory or your perception was somehow distorted. Maybe you’d confess to …

The Brain

The 9 best VR apps for iPhone

When it comes to phone-powered VR, the iPhone is scarcely mentioned. Google's Cardboard and Daydream get most of the attention, though Samsung's Gear VR is in the mix as well. But Apple? It'll be June's WWDC event at the earliest before we learn of any plans to jump into VR, but don't hold your …

Virtual Reality

Five Dividend Stocks To Turn College Graduates Into Millionaires

Savvy investors understand that the miracle of compounding accelerates total return, the longer the time frame, the better. I don’t think there’s a better gift for a graduating grandchild or other loved one than a gift of a portfolio of dividend-paying stocks including enrollment in the company’s …

Investing

19 interview questions that are designed to trick you

But while they may seem simple — that's the point — some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they're trick questions.<p>"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," …

The real reason cocaine, heroin and marijuana are illegal has nothing to do with addiction

The history of drug criminalization in America is a history of social panics rooted in racism and xenophobia<p>Looking out at the trail of devastation and death that the heroin epidemic has left in its wake, it’s hard to imagine that not long ago one could purchase the drug from a Sears …

You’ll Want This Garlic Condiment on Everything

Put a few ingredients in a jar, and just let it go—aka, the easiest way to start fermenting at home.<p>Green garlic had been fermenting in a small jar on my kitchen counter for about four days when a friend kindly asked whether it'd be okay if he opened the window. Nothing reached Époisses-level …

Cooking

16 Cold Noodle Recipes to Eat on Warm Days

Rising temperatures directly correlate to your rising lack of patience in the kitchen. It’s science (maybe)! But before you know it, those long summer months when it’s too hot to even think about stirring up a one-pot vegan sriracha chili will be here — and then what will you eat? Don’t let …

Recipes

20 Grilled Skewer Recipes to Get You Ready for Barbecue Season

It’s *finally* that time. We’re consistently feeling the sun on our skin, the stores are full of brightly colored fashions and the neighbors are already grilling. Ready to jump on the outdoor-cooking bandwagon? There’s no better grill-ready meal than kabob recipes full of your favorite meats and …

Cooking

Everything You Need to Know About Lentils

<b>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</b><p>They’re the world’s oldest cultivated legume, so it’s no surprise that lentils have become a staple across …

Addiction changes brain biology in 3 stages, experts say

Experts who research addiction have long argued that it is a disease of the brain. Now, in a new paper, they present a model of addiction, broken down into three key stages, to illustrate how the condition changes human neurobiology.<p>Essentially, each of these three phases affects the brain in a …

27 Five-Ingredient Dinner Recipes for Stress-Free Meals

There are few kitchen nightmares that are worse than finding a recipe that sounds ah-mazing, then seeing an ingredient section longer than your …

Cooking

Destiny's for-pay leveling buff is terrible news for the future of the game

Paying to remove grind is the opposite of good design<p>On Tuesday, Bungie released a new paid service for <i>Destiny,</i> which allows players to pay $29.99 to raise a new character’s level to 25 and max out a subclass. Since the launch of the <i>Taken King</i> expansion, Bungie has been pushing microtransactions …

Final Fantasy

J.P. Morgan's Top 30 Dividend Stocks for 2016

<i>Editors' Pick: Originally Published Tuesday, Dec. 15.</i><p>Investors looking for yield in 2016 should consider one of <b>J.P. Morgan</b>'s top stock picks for …

Why asparagus makes pee smell funny, and other amazing facts about everyday foods and spices

By digging deep into the molecular chemistry of everyday foods and spices, Cambridge-based chemistry teacher Andy Brunning has the answers.<p>And you don't have to be a chemistry-expert to understand them.<p>Brunning heads the popular science website Compound Interest and recently published the book "Why …

We've Missed the Entire Point About GMO Food -- A Farmer Explains Why

When it comes to the subject of GMO (Genetically-Modified Organism) food, it's hard not to have an opinion. You might be skeptical or inquisitive, outraged or indifferent; perhaps more often than not, you feel a little of each. Still, there's growing consensus on the issue. A recent poll states …

GOLDMAN: Here are 19 great stocks shoveling tons of cash to their investors

Dividends and share buybacks help increase value for people holding a stock, and there's a lot of money to be had as companies shovel record amounts of cash back to shareholders.<p>In a note to clients Thursday, Goldman Sachs' Amanda Sneider gave insights into a lot of the firms's investment …

It’s A Disease: 7 Things To Know About Drug And Alcohol Addiction

No matter which source you look at, the numbers are staggering.<p>The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence says 2.5 million people die …

An alternative medicine conference ends in chaos after 29 attendees take a hallucinogenic drug

The group of "Heilpraktikers" — German for "healing practitioner," a holistic medicine profession in Germany — were reportedly ""staggering around, rolling in a meadow, talking gibberish and suffering severe cramps," at the August 4 conference, according to the Independent.<p>The practitiners all …

Why Creating A Meaningful Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful

For the majority of my child and adult life, I never considered myself a "morning person." I was a night owl. During my architecture school career I worked late through the night and slept in the mornings. When I started working at an Architecture firm, I conformed to getting up at 7 a.m... but I …

Three arrested in Paris over 'devil's breath' drug that turns victims into willing 'zombies'

The three are thought to have stolen millions from unsuspecting victims by blowing scopolamine, a powerful "hypnotic" drug, into strangers' faces<p>Police have seized two Chinese women and a man in Paris suspected of using a powerful Colombian drug dubbed "the devil’s breath" that turns victims into …

Urban Legends

Mapping The Brain – Just How Hard Is It?

Some say it’s the most complex object in the universe, but just how difficult is it going to be to finally understand how the human brain works?If we …

Why I Love My Ancient iPhone 4

Celebrating nearly five years of apps crashing on me.<p>Oftentimes, when I pull my phone out in front of new people, they look at me weirdly. That’s understandable. After all, I have an iPhone 4.<p>It’s the only smartphone I’ve ever owned, and I’ve had it since Christmas 2010. The battery life is …

Police Are Freaking Out Over Drugged-up Flakka 'Zombies' | VICE News

A video captured by the body cameras of two cops in southern Illinois last month reportedly shows a naked man, allegedly high on the drug flakka, violently thrashing around his home, flipping over furniture, banging into walls, yelling, and avoiding all attempts by police to subdue him.<p>The two …

The Psychology of Ghosting: Why People Do It and a Better Way to Break Up

<i>By Maya Borgueta, Psy.D and Senior Coach at Lantern</i><p>Chances are you've been "ghosted" before. "Ghosting" is when someone you're dating ends the relationship by cutting off all communication, without any explanation. And we're not talking about not getting a text back after one awkward OKCupid date, …

Planning To Study Science In College? Here's Some Advice

We’re past the midpoint of August now, which means a lot of universities are opening their doors to a new crop of bright-eyed and bushy-tailed students fresh out of high school and eager to start their college careers. This also means it’s the season for bloggers and op-ed writers to offer …

Mathematics

Addiction is not a disease: A neuroscientist argues that it’s time to change our minds on the roots of substance abuse

A psychologist and former addict insists that the illness model for addiction is wrong, and dangerously so<p>The mystery of addiction — what it is, what causes it and how to end it — threads through most of our lives. Experts estimate that one in 10 Americans is dependent on alcohol and other drugs, …

Scalia, Thomas & Alito have totally lost it: The complete and utter incoherence of the conservative Supreme Court justices

The final right-wing challenge to Obamacare was incoherent — so why did these guys take it seriously?<p>In a six-to-three decision, the Supreme Court announced on Thursday that it was upholding a key component of the Affordable Care Act, preserving federal health insurance subsidies for millions of …

The Only 20-Minute Outdoor Workout You'll Need This Summer

Sweet summertime has finally arrived and what better way to celebrate than pausing that gym membership, saving a little cash and taking your workouts outside?<p>There are so many bodyweight-based exercise moves you can combine to create workout circuits that are challenging and effective anywhere and …

Madness Stones to New Age Medicine: A History of Drilling Holes in Our Heads

How the oldest surgical procedure in the world has evolved over the centuries.<p>Modern neuroscience is so famously and fascinatingly complex that it has inspired its own idioms—"it's not brain surgery," for example. This phrase plays off the idea that neurosurgery requires extremely sharp wits and …