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How to Make Yourself Nicer

I suspect a lot of people are going to want to share this with their spouses – or arrange to have it emailed anonymously to their bosses.<p>There is an …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Honda Is Designing Houses, Because Cars And Homes Will All Be Part Of The Smart Grid

The car maker is demonstrating how homes and cars will become part of the same renewable energy system.<p>In the future, auto companies won’t just build cars. They’ll build cars that are part of the energy infrastructure, providing back up storage for the solar panels on your roof, and reinforcing the …

The 17 equations that changed the course of history

Mathematics is all around us, and it has shaped our understanding of the world in countless ways.<p>In 2013, mathematician and science author Ian Stewart published a book on 17 Equations That Changed The World. We recently came across this convenient table on Dr. Paul Coxon's twitter account by …

Find Your Passion With These 8 Thought-Provoking Questions

Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question, collected the provocative questions top designers, tech innovators, and entrepreneurs ask themselves to spark creativity.<p>In a previous post, I shared questions that can help in overcoming fear of failure. But sometimes, there’s an even more basic …

How Language Seems To Shape One's View Of The World

Lera Boroditsky once did a simple experiment: She asked people to close their eyes and point southeast. A room of distinguished professors in the U.S. pointed in almost every possible direction, whereas 5-year-old Australian aboriginal girls always got it right.<p>She says the difference lies in …

The Proven Ideal Length Of Every Tweet, Facebook Post, And Headline Online

Feel like you’re too wordy–or too brief? Find out the right length for posts to Twitter, Facebook, and more, for the best impact possible.<p>Every so often when I’m tweeting or emailing, I’ll think: Should I really be writing so much?<p>I tend to get carried away. And for the times that I do, it sure …

21 Awesome Features Missing from the New iPhone

The new iPhones with iOS7 are packed, nay <i>packed</i> with amazing new features, colors, camera abilities, software doodads, and more. They're nothing short of miraculous hunks of modern tech gloriousness. But they're also, shockingly, missing a few key features we'd really like to see in future models. …

Stocking Stuffer Idea- Handmade Owl Heat Pack

Shares 80K<p>You can’t go wrong with this sweet stocking stuffer idea – a owl handmade heat pack! Simple directions and pattern below.<p>Hi there friends! …

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Thrifty DIY Diva

Cold or flu got you down? Try this <b>healthy beet gazpacho</b> that’s every bit as delicious as it is pretty, and the antioxidants (like betacyanin) will …

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How to Use Social Media to Promote an Event

Shares 5K<p>Are you wondering how to promote an event with social media?<p>Whether you’re planning a small local gathering or a large conference, social …

Why do we get headaches?

From a dull thudding ache to sharp pains that last for days, what triggers these sensations? Greg Foot gets inside our heads to reveal all.<p>There is a range of different types of headaches, from the dull ache of a tension headache to the migraines and cluster headaches that are called "vascular …

Crab Chowder

Remember the crab boil from Tuesday? Well, if you’re anything like me, you probably prepared more crabs than any sane person could eat. I love making …

P. F. Chang's Mongolian Beef Copycat Recipe | Six Sisters' Stuff

Sauce<p>Heat vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium/low heat. Don't get the oil too hot.<p>Add ginger and garlic to the pan and then quickly add …

3 Steps to Becoming the Person You Desire to Be

“Growth is not steady, forward, upward progression. It is instead a switchback trail; three steps forward, two back, one around the bushes, and a few …

24 Citrus Recipes with Orange, Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit

Winter is citrus season, and these 24 recipes use lemons, limes, grapefruits, and oranges in every which way possible<p>Winter is citrus season, and these 21 recipes use lemons, limes, grapefruits, and oranges in every which way possible.

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3-D Printing Cells For Drug Testing Could Keep Animals Out Of Harm’s Way

Using a hacked MakerBot printer, researchers came up with a way to make human cells that work better than animal testing–and don’t need an animal.<p>Think of 3-D printing and you probably think of plastic gadgets like this bizarre toothbrush, but the technology can also be used for “bioprinting” …

Approach People in Groups of Two or Three for Better Feedback

When you need feedback about anything—your app, your book or even that awesome new recipe you tried—it's better to approach users in groups of two or …

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Praise Kids' Efforts Instead of Abilities and Make it Specific

Praise is one of those things you want to lavish on your children. After all, the world will be indifferent enough. Someone should be in their …

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Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

How A 10-Day Wellness Challenge Is Changing My Life

Photo: Courtesy Of AQUA Studio.<p>‘Tis the season to detox — and sure enough, it seems impossible to escape hearing or reading about the numerous juice …

The 19 Hottest Wine Bars Across the Country Right Now

Happy Holidays, time for a drink: here's Eater's guide to the country's hottest new wine bars, so that no matter where you may roam this Christmas and/or New Year's holiday, you will be able to find a nice glass of champagne (or pinot noir, or riesling, or whatever) to sooth your harried soul. …

How mindfulness meditation changes the brain

Technologies such as fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) and EEG (electroencephalography) make it possible for neuroscientists to see …

10 Things You Should Know How To Do By The Time You're 30

<i>UPDATE: This story was originally published on December 30, 2013.</i><p>The big 3-0 has heft: Most 20-somethings fear it, 40-somethings miss it, and …

Drinking in moderation is good for your health

When they were first vaccinated, all the monkeys showed similar responses to the vaccine. But their reaction to the second vaccination was different. The heavy drinkers (with an average blood alcohol concentration of over 0.08 percent) had diminished vaccine responses compared to the monkeys who …

Clemency, pardons: 10 facts to know

The New York Times editorial board on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to show National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden leniency and work out a deal to bring him home, saying he is a whistleblower, even advocating “some form of clemency”. Here are some facts about the presidential power …

Rosette Pillow Tutorial

I've been wanting to brighten my living room and reference spring a little bit. I haven't been one to use bright colors....ever. But I figured, you …

How to Put Together Your Photography Portfolio

Creating a portfolio of your work is a vital first step for aspiring professional photographers, and it's also a worthwhile exercise for keen …