Marguerite Bker-Thompson

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How Your Brain Works

Every animal you can think of -- mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians -- has a brain. But the human brain is unique. Although it's not the …

10 Things You Should Never Do to Your Lawn

During a summer of discontent about 20 ago, I cut lawns to survive. Actually, that was the job of Gary, Rick and Tony. I was more the Wench of Weed …

Why is a buckeye seed in your pocket good luck?

Americans, quick — can you name your state tree? Most of us can't, off the top of our heads. If you live in Ohio, however, we bet you knew the answer …

Why are horseshoes considered to be lucky?

Four-leaf clovers, rabbit's feet, heads-up pennies — all lucky charms for many people. Another common lucky charm? The horseshoe. Often seen hanging …

10 Healthy Fall Foods

As the temperature begins to cool, kids go back to school and college football seems just around the corner. You know what's coming: fall.<p>Summer gets …

How Chili Peppers Work

Born and raised in South America, chilis were the earliest crop domesticated in the continent and among the first items brought back to Europe by …

How Grass Works

If you live in an apartment, you probably don't give much thought to grass. It's just the green backdrop to your on-the-go life.<p>But as soon as you …

10 Things You Should Never Throw Away

If the brilliant late-1980s TV show "MacGyver" has taught us anything, it's that you can repel a gang of thugs, break out of prison, and build a …

How Poison Ivy Works

Poison ivy, oak and sumac are all variations of the same plant and they all can make you itch... if you're susceptible that is. In this episode, …

5 Spring Lawn Care Tips

Spring is the time of year when the sun is warm, the breeze is cool, and the steady hum of lawnmowers once again fills the air. American homeowners …

How Feng Shui Works

­Whether you're looking for balance and harmony in your home, office or diet, feng shui is the latest (by Western standards, anyway) miracle cure for …

New study could explain why your dog gets so excited to see you

But new research shows this facial focus isn't limited to primates; man's best friend is wired to recognize faces, too. Dogs have long been known to show a behavioral response to faces, but a recent study discovered that dogs have a specific spot in their brains that reacts to faces.<p>In the study …

How To Take Advantage Of Your Brain’s Hidden Productivity Powers

Your mental lists are distracting you from other, more productive uses of your brain. Here’s how to do a weekly brain dump instead.<p>If you think keeping everything you need to know neatly packed away in your head is a smart way to run your life, you’re probably hurting your productivity and stifling …

Beat Stress & Fuel Creativity With These Freebies!

Did you know that you can keep the stress at bay by letting your creativity flow? Flex your creative muscles this #StressReliefSunday by trying your …

Freebies

I Asked 12 Scientists: What Is The One Fact Humanity Needs To Know?

"If civilisation was destroyed, what scientific information would you pass on to the survivors?"<p>Richard Feynman, the physicist, was once asked: "If, in some cataclysm, all of scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generation of creatures, what …

5 Simple Ways to a Less-Cluttered Life

Weeks and weeks of putting the mail on your kitchen counter eventually adds up! And that shoe pile by the door -- how long has that been building up? Since we know you're busy, here are a few easy tricks that will help you clean up your clutter in no time and with virtually no hassle.<p>Add It to Your …

Minimalism

10 Ways to Get More Productive Sleep | Inc.com

As entrepreneurs wearing multiple hats, we're constantly looking for ways to rev up our productivity -- whether it's using a new scheduling system, setting timers every 15 minutes, or pumping caffeine and sugar through our veins. However, there is one simple trick many of us overlook. This one …

Albert Einstein

Do You 'Think' Using Your Heart Or Your Head? Here's How To Tell

Take the quiz and meet your new personality type.<p>Type A or Type B. Introvert or Extrovert. Hufflepuff or Slytherin.<p>You may have thought you were already familiar with every conceivable personality classification, but here's a new way to find some insight into your own behavior: Are you a "head" …

Psychology

10 Ways To De-Clutter, Simplify, and Streamline Your Life

So you know you need to get organized, but don’t know where to start. You may lose things, purchase a new thing, and find that thing (you thought) …

Overcoming Fear and Creating a Happy Mind and Life

<b>“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” ~George Addair</b><p>My parents were teenagers when they had their first of three children. I was the …

Positive Thinking

Make Your Morning Routine Stick With These 3 Powerful Strategies | Inc.com

• <b>Reminder.</b> You won’t engage in your morning routine if you don’t remind yourself to do so, at least at first. Therefore, you want to create triggers that help you remember to engage in the actions you’d like to see yourself do in the morning. For instance, if exercise is in your perfect morning …

Time Management

Country-Style Steak Recipe

"Mmmm...mmm... This is the recipe that my momma passed down to me. Born and raised in the South, and my momma was raised on a farm, so my family …

Shakin’ Hash Browns

Paula added to taters from Big Girls Small KitchenIngredients:• 2 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (about 5 medium potatoes), peeled and cut into 1 …

Cleveland Browns