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The secret to acing exams

In tests that offer a choice of answers, you can exploit hidden patterns to get full marks if you know how, says William Poundstone.<p>Our fates in school and beyond are decided by pop quizzes, final exams, drivers’ exams, and professional exams. Many are true-or-false, or multiple-choice. If you get …

How to win at (almost) everything

In games, humans are hopelessly predictable. Spot this hidden behaviour and you can crush puny-minded opponents in everything from the lottery to Rock, Paper, Scissors.<p>Although we can never outwit the weather or natural disasters, there are ways to master those other seemingly unpredictable …

Sherlock Holmes

Will we ever… read at superspeed?

Some companies promise that they can make us all read at five times the speed. But given what we know about the brain, what’s realistically possible?<p>How quickly can you read? Are you the sort of person who finishes the daily newspaper before breakfast? Catches up with the gossip on social media in …

Vocabulary

How often do you need to see a dentist?

Is going to the dentist every six months really necessary for good oral health? Claudia Hammond investigates.<p>A lot of us think that we should visit the dentist every six months – even if it’s not what we do in practice. Whether those biannual check-ups are really necessary is, however, a matter of …

How to Organize Your Fridge to Keep Food Fresh Longer

You’ll (almost) never have to worry about expiration dates.<p><i>This article was written by Maria Janowiak and repurposed with permission from Greatist.</i><p>Your fridge isn't just a closet for food—it’s a high-tech device that helps you store all of your favorite snacks, condiments, and meal-fixings in …

The Top 10 Workout Songs for October 2014 | HuffPost

Height differences 'could be caused by DNA changes'

<b>Subtle changes in our genetic make-up could help to explain why some people are taller than others, the largest ever study of height has suggested.</b><p>About 400 genome regions have been identified that may be responsible for the extra inches, according to research involving more than 250,000 …

Genetics

Party Your Way to the Top

He wanted more friends, more contacts, and more crazy stories. So he traveled 60,000 miles over the course of a year to find them<p>Last year I ran with the bulls in Pamplona, watched the sunrise at Burning Man, and attended four of the world's biggest film festivals but didn't catch a single movie. …

Ask Questions That Get Real Answers

Sideline reporter extraordinaire Erin Andrews shares the strategies that cut through the fluff<p>After a game, Erin Andrews typically has 30 seconds to learn something worthwhile. Borrow her ploys, and you'll be more productive at work and more efficient at knowing what's up.<p><b>BE DIRECT</b><p>If you're probing …

Adam Sandler Inks Exclusive Four-Film Deal With Netflix

“I tried to sign up for Netflix but this happened instead…,” Adam Sandler tweeted on October 1st, directing his million-plus followers to an …

Watch Butch Vig Explain How a Space Heater Inspired Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’

Record producer and Garbage member Butch Vig recently reminisced on his time producing Nirvana‘s breakthrough record <i>Nevermind</i> during his recent …

Courtney Love Is Now an Opera Singer

Instead of finishing her memoir, Courtney Love has discovered a new pastime: Opera singing. The Hole singer has been cast as one of the lead roles in …

NFL Bans Beats by Dre as Bose Becomes Football’s ‘Official Sound’

<b>UPDATE:</b> San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick claims he was fined $10,000 by the NFL for wearing Beats by Dre headphones after a game. …

28 Fall Weeknight Meals You Can Make in an Hour or Less

From roasted chicken to winter squash pasta, here are 33 quick weeknight meals for fall.<p><b>Pasta, winter squash, roast chicken—fall is the best time for weeknight cooking</b>. Plan your entire week's worth of dinners with these 33 meals, each of which can be made in an hour or less.

Cooking

The Tastes You'll Crave...

2013 has been a year full of cupcakes, sriracha, and pretzel buns. What's coming next? Forecasts from the National Restaurant Association, restaurant trade magazines, and restaurant-research firms map the food trends that will have diners salivating in 2014.

Food

Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.