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Sunken 8th continent reveals its buried secrets

A journey to plumb the remote ocean depths has revealed that Earth does indeed have an eighth continent.<p>A nine-week voyage took scientists from around the world to drill and explore the seafloor off New Zealand and Australia. They found evidence of land-based fossils, revealing that the ancient …

Earth Science

Why Did So Many Contractors Once Fear 'This Old House?'

Teaching potential clients how to do what you do is good marketing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nowadays you can't turn on the TV without stumbling upon some type of home repair show, right?<p>"House Hunters Renovation." "Flipping Vegas." "Love It or List It." "Rehab …

eLearning

12 skills you can learn in a week that will impress just about anyone

Proficiency, Kaufman says, is really only 20 hours away.<p>Divided into two- or three-hour chunks, that's about a week's worth of practice. As responders to recent Quora threads have attested, that's plenty of time to learn a host of impressive skills.<p>Here are just a sample of the many you could pick …

Language Learning

You weren’t bad at math — you just weren’t looking at it the right way

What does mathematics look like to you? Do you see a wondrous landscape filled with connected ideas, or a sprawling mess of symbols? The distinction matters a great deal, because your mathematical worldview is inextricably tied to your success in the subject.<p>We are all familiar with the …

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

21 Stories From 4chan That Are Masterpieces Of Literature

Throw out all the books on your shelves because they're hot stinking garbage compared to these.<p>While one could turn up one's nose at these stories as bawdy mutterings on a sordid internet site, wouldn't it be much better to recognize them as heartrending works of literature that deserve our …

Triangular House with Bridge to Office Loft Overhead

The triangular lot was thought to be too small and unaccommodating of a new house, but Robert M. Gurney Architect proved that theory wrong with this …

Are You Ready To Subscribe To A Netflix For Learning? Curious.com Thinks You Are

The next time you get bored with watching whatever’s rotting your brain on your television or your iPhone, you’ll have a healthier alternative: educational courses.<p>Don’t laugh. And no, we’re not talking about <i>America’s Test Kitchen</i> or <i>This Old House</i> on PBS, but video courses on everything from …

Televisions

Egyptologists Unearth Tomb of Long Lost Pharaoh so Ancient Only His Name is Known

Many people think of ancient Egyptian dynasties as fairly well-documented, but there were many kings whose lives and deeds are lost in the dust of …

5 Great Cocktails for Every Style of Gin Out There

1 of 5<p>Style: London Dry<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 5<p>Style: Plymouth<p>3 of 5<p>Style: Old Tom<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 5<p>Style: Sloe<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 5<p>Style: Navy Strength

Plymouth

6 Illegal Cocktails Banned in the US and the UK

<i>This piece originally appeared on Liquor.com.</i><p>It’s human nature to want to raise the bar. If your car has 300 horsepower, you want 400. If you have a …

Alcohol

Man Intent on Fixing Toilet Uncovers Centuries-Old Subterranean World Beneath his Basement

An Italian man’s dream to open a modest restaurant became an archaeological obsession when he broke ground in order to repair a faulty toilet. The …

8 Pushup Routines That Are Better Than ‘AMRAP’

These cutting-edge workouts will help you get better results from this classic exercise<p>We all agree that the pushup is a great exercise. But if your routine consists of just doing as many reps as possible, you aren’t getting the most you can out of this movement.<p>Take your ground game to the next …

Workouts

The Beer for People Who Don't Think They Like Craft Beer

You should get to know Helles lager. Lots of people are.<p><i>This is Foaming at the Mouth, Joshua M. Bernstein’s hopped-up adventures in the ever-expanding universe of beer. And yes, he would like another round, please.</i><p>As a beer drinker, I live in a bubble world. I’m surrounded by colleagues and cohorts …

Craft Beer

Yup, there's a Sodastream for cocktails

Our modern consumer age hasn't been kind to SodaStream, since bottles of soda are cheap enough that you don't need to make your own at home. Thankfully, the company has finally worked out that cola-addicted teens aren't its future customers, but drunk adults who want something fancy for cocktail …

Alcohol

The Virtue of Being Short

Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.<p>If you've ever had a tall man stand in front of you at a concert, blocking your view, and wished that he would have a heart attack, the odds were against you.<p>Tall men are less likely to develop heart disease than are short men, according …

The New England Journal of Medicine

The Storytelling Manifesto

<i>Tell us a story!</i><p>Since the dawn of humanity the storyteller has been the center of popular culture. It began around the campfires of our ancestors …

Winston Churchill

7 Easy Ways to Learn Coding and Computer Science for Free

These days it seems like people fall into one of three categories: people who know how to code, people who want to learn how to code and people who …

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

Packing UP: 12 Insane Space-Saving ‘Storage Art’ Projects

If shoving, stacking and cramming things into the smallest possible box-shaped spaces were an extreme sport, Michael Johansson would be leading the …

Avant-garde