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Celebrity Chef Tom Colicchio: When Customer Service Recovery Means Life Or Death

In any entrepreneurial venture, in any industry, customer service mishaps can happen that can endanger your customers, or you, or even your ability to carry on in business. The hospitality industry is no exception; in fact it may have more than its share considering it is dealing with the public in …


Linguistics offers an unexpected explanation for Donald Trump’s constant manterruptions

Donald Trump’s speaking style is to do to his opponent exactly what he wants to do to the political system: interrupt it.<p>In typical cooperative conversation, people don’t interrupt each other all that often. Across languages and cultures, a person tends to wait about 200 milliseconds after their …

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Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?

There’s a scene in Stanley Kubrick’s comic masterpiece <i>Dr. Strangelove</i> in which Jack D. Ripper, an American general who’s gone rogue and ordered a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, unspools his paranoid worldview—and the explanation for why he drinks “only distilled water, or rainwater, and only …

The difference between 1% and 2% milk

If you're one of those weirdos who likes to drink milk with every meal including Chinese food, carry on, we're not here to judge. But we would like to enlighten you about what it is you're actually drinking, what it's doing to your body, and if there's really a difference between 1% and 2%.<p>To get …


National Geographic Travel

Wonderfully Timeless Contemporary Photography (20 photos)

Croatia-born photographer Stanko Abadic finds beauty in simple moments. Shot in black and white, his street photography is characterized by strong contrasts of light and dark, his attention to geographic forms and his eye for long shadows.<p>What I love most about his photos (aside from the slightly …

Street Photography

Winners of the International Fine Art Photography Competition 2013

Ready to see a selection of today's best fine art photography? The International Fine Art Photography Competition (Grand Prix de la Dcouverte) has just announced its 2013 winners. Each year, the competition invites emerging and mid-career photographers from around the world to enter their finest …

Art Photography

Artistic Architecture and Landscape Photography (15 photos)

Varlose, Denmark-based freelance architectural and landscape photographer Kim Holtermand takes photos that make you appreciate life's still moments. There's an underlining moodiness to his work – you can almost feel the heavy fog surrounding the buildings or weaving through the trees. His attention …


Bill Nye explains climate change in 90 seconds using only emoji

Bill Nye the Science Guy is back to explain climate change using a language everyone can understand — emoji. It's climatology emojified!<p>To put it …


'Braveheart': 25 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Mel Gibson's Epic

In retrospect, the popularity of "Braveheart" seems like a foregone conclusion.<p>The movie, which opened 20 years ago this week (on May 24, 1995), won five Oscars, two of them for star Mel Gibson (in his roles as producer and director). The Best Picture winner thrilled audiences as well as critics …

Action Hero

19 Crazy Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Google

A treasure trove of curious tidbits torn from the pages of Backrub's -- oops, we mean Google's -- company history.<p>Google wasn’t always the world’s second most valuable brand. Long before it was a go-to verb, it was an obedient digital dog, merely finding and retrieving stuff, playing fetch for …

Silicon Valley

BEFORE & AFTER: An LA Home Brought To Life By Color

Designer Lucie Ayres reinvents a Los Angeles home by drawing influence from all over the world<p>Designer Lucie Ayres reinvents a Los Angeles home by drawing influence from all over the world

Interior Design