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Learn a Foreign Language Through Immersion Using TV Shows and Books With This App

When you’re trying to learn a foreign language, there’s no better way than being immersed in it. Language immersion, after all, is how most of us …

Language Learning

These Are 15 Free Excel Templates You Can Use to Make More Money

Use them...and profit.<p>In these days of cloud-based systems, mobile applications, and web-based services, why use a spreadsheet for any other purpose than analysis?<p>Three reasons: ease, customization, and cost. A spreadsheet can be easily saved, updated, and reused again and again. A good template …

Project Management

8 Kids Were Asked to Sketch Futuristic Tech Products. The Results Are Surprisingly Brilliant.

From an 'eatwatch' to a 'recycle bot' -- the future is looking bright.<p>Ever wonder what the future holds? Some of the best people to ask might be your kids, nephews or nieces. It turns out, they’ve got a tech-forward outlook on what the future holds.<p>Decluttr.com asked a group of children aged 4- to …

Kids

How to find your home on Pangea

Step through time, or to the opposite part of the globe<p>Before there were the continents, there was Pangea. Two hundred million years ago, the enormous land mass began to break apart and we’ve been separated ever since — but a map tool can help you find where a given town would have been on the …

This Pasta Salad Recipe Is a Hit At Every Summer Cookout I Bring It To

Customize this pasta salad recipe with other ingredients you love for the easiest dish of summer.<p>Looking for a reliable dish that's family-friendly, …

Nanoparticles from tattoos can travel to the lymph nodes

Scientists were already aware that pigments from tattoo ink can travel to the lymph nodes, critical components of the immune system that help fight …

Particles

A Florida man had his parents travel from India to help him beat his wife, police say

By Rachel Siegel<p>, Reporter<p>Looking to “counsel and discipline” his wife, Devbir Kalsi asked his parents to travel from India to his home near Tampa and help imprison and beat his wife. Soon they came, police say.<p>On Saturday, desperate to save herself, Kalsi’s wife, Silky Gaind, called her parents in …

Crime

The 'Blackwater 2.0' Plan for Afghanistan

Private military contractors have spotted an opportunity as America’s longest war grinds on.<p>Here’s a crazy idea floating around Washington these days, outlandish even by today’s outlandish standards: The United States should hire a mercenary army to “fix” Afghanistan, a country where we’ve been at …

Indian History

Two-year-old kid in a bouncy house is already more adult than all of us

Bounce houses are a staple at kid parties and let's be honest, they are awesome. Most adults, if they were telling the truth, also think that.<p>But …

Brave man dives onto 1,000 mousetraps so we can see it in slow motion

The Slow Mo Guys threw themselves into potential bodily harm with their newest video, where they explored what 1,000 mousetraps going off would look …

Angry Mom Accidentally Texts 35-Year-Old Guy Instead Of Her Daughter, And Things Escalate Quickly

A 35-year-old man from Wisconsin was enjoying his day off from work recently when a text suddenly appeared in his inbox. “Hunny please grab milk and …

This man makes amazing surreal animations from famous artwork

Famous pieces of artwork are fun to look at, but it turns out they're even more fun to animate.<p>Kajetan Obarski (a.k.a. Kiszkiloszki) is an …

Ancient technique can dramatically improve memory, research suggests

Cultivating a ‘memory palace’ can make long-lasting improvements to recall, say scientists, suggesting many of us have untapped memory reserves<p>A memory technique invented by the ancient Greeks can make dramatic and long-lasting improvements to a person’s power of recall, according to research that …

The Brain

Learn How to Write Adventures that Don’t Suck

<i>How to Write Adventures That Don’t Suck.</i> That title really does say it all. Read on to learn about the Kickstarter how you can get a copy of the book …

Earth - How the Universe can expand if there is no extra space

The Universe can expand without there being anything outside it for it to expand into, says science writer and astrophysicist Adam Becker. He explains this mind-bending idea to BBC Earth's Michael Marshall and Melissa Hogenboom, with help from the animators at <b>Pomona Pictures</b>.<p><i>Join over six million</i> …

101 Quotes by Lao Tzu That Will Open Your Mind to New Dimensions

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

The 1987 TV Miniseries That Predicted a Russian Takeover of America

Long since forgotten, ‘Amerika’ was a commercial and artistic flop. Watching it today makes for uncomfortable viewing.<p>If the election of an American president abetted by Russian interference seems stranger than fiction, you're almost right. Exactly 30 years ago, in the midst of the Cold War, ABC …

United Nations

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called <i>International Number Ones</i>. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the …

Infographics

Overpopulation: Where Do We Put the Next Billion Humans?

<b>Too Many People?</b><p>August 8 this year marked the Earth Overshoot Day, which essentially means that we have officially consumed far more than the Earth …

10 Powerful Accounting Tools To Save You Time

Accounting can be painful. Freelancers and small businesses tend to avoid the topic of accounting as it is too frustrating, time-consuming and boring. Luckily, there are numerous innovative companies solving accounting problems for individual freelancers and large enterprises.<p>In this article, I’ll …

If you’re just starting out on Wall Street, here’s where you should buy your suits

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>That said, maybe you're just starting on Wall Street and could benefit from some suggestions on where to shop.<p>While Jos. A. Banks and …

Wall Street

The 15 best poetry books of all time

25 silly myths about Earth, space, and physics that drive me crazy

1/<p>MYTH: The sun is yellow.<p>NASA<p>If you wince and look at the afternoon sun, it might look yellow — but the light it gives off is actually white in …

Sea Level

More Than a Feeling: The Anatomy of Pain

<b>Emotions consist of general components that are also elicited by similar impressions and specific components.</b><p>Grimacing, we flinch when we see someone …

The empire the world forgot

Ruled by a dizzying array of kingdoms and empires over the centuries, the former regional power of Ani is now an eerie, abandoned city of ghosts.<p><b>An abandoned city of ghosts</b><br>Ruled by a dizzying array of kingdoms and empires over the centuries – from the Byzantines to the Ottomans – the city of Ani …

Ancient History

15 Witty Comebacks To Every Sleazy Pickup Line

"Excuse me, sir? Are you the moon? Because I need you 238,000 miles away from me."<p>Poet Desireé Dallagiacomo has the perfect antidote to dreadful, groan-worthy pickup lines: <i>the drop-off.</i><p>Dallagiacomo performed her slam poem, "Where Did You Get That Pickup Line? You Should Drop it Back Off," last week …

3 Value Stocks Near 52-Week Lows Worth Buying

Image source: Getty Images.<p>While many companies' shares are risingpast their fair values right now, others are trading at potentially bargain prices. The difficulty with bargain shopping, though, is that you may be understandably hesitant to buy stocks wallowing near their 52-week lows. In an …

Learning Japanese – Increasing your vocabulary

Photo from l e o j on flickr.comThis month’s theme is all about increasing your vocabulary. When having a daily conversation in no matter what …

Desu