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Nine Simple Tips for Improving Your Table Manners at Fancy Restaurants

Whether you’re dining out at a nice restaurant, enjoying a wedding reception, or trying to look your best at a work event, proper etiquette is …

Kitchens

Elon Musk Is Wrong. We Aren't Living in a Simulation

A simulated apple can't feed anybody, and other reality checks by a philosopher and a cognitive scientist.<p>Recently Elon Musk made internet headlines by claiming that the probability we live in "base reality" is one in billions. Instead, we are much more likely to be living in a historical ancestor …

Singularity

'New Era' of Astrophysics: Why Gravitational Waves Are So Important

There was big news in astrophysics this week: An experiment detected ripples in space-time, known as gravitational waves, created by two black holes …

The monsters hidden beneath the sea

From the Old Testament to the Loch Ness Monster, strange watery beasts have terrified and inspired artists in equal measure. Alastair Sooke dives in.<p>Ever since antiquity, mankind has been fretfully besotted with strange creatures from the oceans’ depths. A terrible sea monster called Leviathan is …

Art History

Why Do Our Minds Wander?

Sometimes the mind wanders. Thoughts pop into consciousness. Ideas or images are present when just a moment before they were not. Scientists recently have been turning their attention to making sense of this.<p>One natural picture of the phenomenon goes something like this. Typically, our thoughts and …

Consciousness

Farmers have modified our food for at least 10,000 years, why does it matter all of a sudden?

In the past week you’ve probably eaten crops that wouldn’t exist in nature, or that have evolved extra genes to reach freakish sizes. You’ve probably eaten “cloned” food and you may have even eaten plants whose ancestors were once deliberately blasted with radiation. And you could have bought all …

Agriculture

You’ve Heard Of “Deeper Learning”? How About “Deeper Teaching”?

What Does Great Teaching Look Like, Exactly? is a short article that just appeared in Education Week about a study on what they call “deeper …

Pedagogy

3 frozen desserts for an energy boost (not a sugar high)

When it comes to satisfying your sweet tooth, sugar is a safer bet than fat, right?<p>Trick question! While study after study finds that sugar can …

How to taste and enjoy Whisky

<b>To truly appreciate and understand the intricacies and complexities of whisky, one must embrace the ‘art’ of whisky tasting. By understanding how to</b> …

Whiskey

Every TED Talk Ever, In One Brutal Parody

<b>WHAT:</b> A video on Thought Leadership that is very clearly and effectively parodying TED Talks.<p><b>WHO:</b> This Is That, a current affairs show from CBC.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> TED Talk parodies have been around nearly as long as TED Talks themselves. The Onion had an entire series devoted to ridiculing the …

Preferments—and How to Adapt Any Bread Recipe to Use One

I spent a few years waking up somewhere around 3 A.M. to go to work—sometimes closer to midnight if we had a big order to fill. Thus is the life of the bread baker, and it’s been one of my favorite times in my life. Primarily because it meant I got a fresh loaf all to myself for breakfast (proper …

Baking

The Ancient Origins of Consciousness by Todd Feinberg and Jon Mallatt review – how the brain created experience

An evolutionary history shows how consciousness is key to human survival<p>What does it mean to say that I am conscious? For sure, consciousness is a protean term, with multiple meanings. Among its features are some or all of the following: trivially, that I am awake and not asleep or “unconscious”; …

From College Startup to $100 Million

Co-Founder and President of Entrata<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The idea that executives could only be found wearing suits or golfing gear pretty much went out the window with Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs. And while the image of the buttoned-up CEO is less …

Entrepreneurship

Wedding Etiquette Rules Every Grown-Ass Adult Should Know

Be cool, guys.<p>This summer, a lot of people are going to weddings as full-fledged adult guests for the first time. Fun times! But while it's pretty easy to be a good wedding guest (and only slightly harder to be a <i>great</i> wedding guest), it's also incredibly easy to be an annoying one. And you often …

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

In early August 2015, workers from the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action exhumed three piles of bones from a...<p>China has built some islands in the …

U.S. Army
Cooking

Germans get richer while southern Europe lags - study

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The wealth disparity in the euro zone is increasing, with rising property prices helping Germans get richer while southern European countries lag behind, a study has found.<p>While the gap between northern countries, such as the Netherlands, and southern states like Portugal has …

Europe

What You Should Know About Coconut Oil Help and Weight Loss

Coconut oil is popping up everywhere these days, from hair products to skin creams. More than ever, people are using it as a go-to ingredient in the …

Nutrition

Would Basic Income Make Us Happier?

<i>Kira M. Newman</i><p>On June 5, Swiss voters will weigh in on a referendum for "universal basic income": a policy that would give every person, rich or poor, working or not, a modest amount of money per year -- no strings attached.<p>Although the Swiss vote is just preliminary -- the details would have to be …

The best dessert from every state

From custard on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, to gooey butter cake on the streets of St. Louis, Missouri, here are the treats worth making a trip for.

Dessert

Recipe: 10 Calorie Shirataki Black Bean Sauce Jja Jang Myeon Noodles

This summer has been a summer of indulgent eating. New York City just has so many ridiculously delicious offerings, it's very difficult to rein myself in.<p>So, in an effort to make up for some small fraction of recent diet of eating like a recently released convict, I decided to make one of my …

Nutrition

Why Alcohol Makes You Feel Warm – And Other Strange Effects It Has On The Brain

Alcohol: why do we drink it? People have been consuming alcohol for at least 10,000 years. And when drinking water was rather risky, alcohol seemed a …

Alcohol

Vitamins & Herbs That Cure Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a ringing, buzzing or hissing sound in one or both ears. Some common causes include damage to the cells of the inner ear, hearing loss …

Alternative Medicine

Shallots - Growing Guide - Quiet Corner

The <b>shallots</b> are type of onion, specifically a botanical variety of the species <i>Allium cepa.</i> An easy-to-grow gourmet favorite, these perennial onions …

Gardening

5 Mental Habits That Can Limit Your Ability to Think

Source: badahos/Shutterstock<p>Our brain is like a computer processor: It has a finite amount of processing power, or intellectual resources, that can …

'Mr. Robot' promo has you hacking a fake ATM

If you were planning a real-world promo for <i>Mr. Robot</i>, a TV show that's all about hacking and the culture that goes with it, what would you do? Invite fans to do some hacking of their own, apparently. As part of the run-up to the series' second season, New York City retailer Story has remade its …

25 Ways to Boost Your Writing Skills - InformED

Some say good writing can’t be taught. We beg to differ. Here are 25 surefire ways to boost your skills and become a master of communication.<p>1. Learn …

Study links late sleep timing to poorer diet quality and lower physical activity - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

DARIEN, IL – A new study suggests that among healthy adults with a habitual sleep duration of at least 6.5 hours, late sleep timing was associated …

A New Formula for Assessment, Accountability, and Learning

Curriculum Embedded Performance Assessment Should Lie at the Center of Teaching, Learning, and AccountabilityYesterday we began exploring the white …

Pedagogy

How Do I Survive a Forest Fire?

Den Mother can help you keep your cool while the forest burns around you.<p>254<p>SHARES<p>Forest fire (Photo by Cameron Strandberg)<p><b>Wildfire season’s coming</b> …

Forests