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How often you should wash everything in your home, according to science

A cleaning guide for your inner germophobe.<p>Cleanliness can be somewhat subjective: some folks wear things once and feel compelled to wash them, while others wear them five times before exposing them to some kind of soap. But when it comes to cleaning your home, there are some standards to consider, …

E.coli

4 things this MD wishes everyone knew about eating sugar

<i>Have you ever wondered why, once you start eating sugar, it can be seriously hard to stop? It’s not a matter of willpower, says Robin Berzin, MD—it’s</i> …

Why "Glass Skin" Is The Latest Korean Beauty Obsession

Evolving from Korean women's 11-step dedication to a baby-like complexion, "glass skin" essentially refers to a perfectly smooth and intensely …

10 Easy One-Pot Vegetarian Dinners for Fall

When you start with a single Dutch oven or skillet, adding a meat-free night to your meal plan couldn't be easier. These warming dinners embrace all …

Cooking

How I Became Conversationally Fluent in a Foreign Language in 17 Days | Inc.com

<i>How do I quickly and efficiently learn a new language?</i> <i>originally appeared on</i> <i>Quora</i><i>, the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. You can follow Quora on</i> <i>Twitter</i><i>,</i> <i>Facebook</i><i>, and</i> <i>Google Plus</i><i>.</i><p><b>Answer by David Bailey, Founder Coach,</b> …

Language Learning

Beef Brisket Slow Cooker Recipe

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>Let's talk about falling back in love with a classic dish. When is the last time you made a classic beef brisket? You …

Cooking

10 Changes to Your Morning Routine That Will Transform Your Entire Day

Some people dread mornings, and other people relish them. No matter which type you are, there’s still a good chance that you can tweak your morning …

15 Vegetarian Dinner Ideas That Make a Complete Protein

It’s no secret that the one concern with eating a plant-based diet is the lack of protein. While there are some amazing sources through soybeans, quinoa, and pulses, quite often there aren’t enough amino acids in the food to consider it a complete protein like animal products such as meat, dairy, …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

How long does it take to build muscle with exercise?

Staying active is vital for overall health. It is also the best way to build muscle. How long it takes to grow muscle through activity varies from …

Muscle

Tip: De-Stress and Boost Recovery in 3 Minutes

Stress kills. Even worse, it really interferes with getting jacked. Try this technique to squash anxiety fast.<p>Diaphragmatic Breathing<p>People are …

The 10 Most Essential Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall

That little chill in the air can only mean one thing: It's time to dust off your favorite fall slow-cooking comfort foods. From steaming ladles of …

Cooking

9 high-impact books that will make you smarter every day

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. The pursuit of knowledge is easier than it has ever been before.<p>Cultivating the mind is essential for your personal growth. Digging deeper will separate you from the …

60 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Curl up with #12 this weekend.<p>When you've had your fill of beach reads, broaden your horizons with a selection from this list of literary masterpieces that range from moving memoirs to hilarious essays. (And okay, okay — we have some "beach" reads in here too.)

Parkinson's patients show improvement after taking cancer drug

Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center on Saturday revealed what could be a major breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.<p>A …

Harvard Tops U.S. News & World Report’s List of Best Global Universities

America is apparently a very good place to get a college education, judging by U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Best Global Universities” for 2016.<p>U.S. institutions, led by Harvard University at No. 1, dominated the list, taking eight of the top 10 spots.<p>The Massachusetts Institute of …

College & University

Basic Etiquette Questions No. 4: Test Yourself!

Here's List No. 4 of my "most-asked" etiquette questions. Test yourself here, and look for the answers in my next post.<p>• Does the napkin go in your lap the minute you take your seat?<p>• Should you use an office postage machine when sending out private correspondence?<p>• Should you tell someone if her …

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make Your Brain Works Smarter And Faster

All parts of our body age. And our brain does too. We’ve all witnessed the natural deterioration of brain functions in older relatives. …

Humanity

Solar Dynamics Observatory

Tangled up in Blue<p>A small, but complex mass of plasma gyrated and spun about over the course of 40 hours above the surface of the Sun (Sept. 1-3, …

Astronomy

The Color-Of-The-Day Calendar Turns Your Weeks Into Palettes

I didn’t think humanity had it in us. Since the first Far Side calendar hit in the mid-90s*, the daily, tear-off desk calendar had peaked. The top minds in theoretical physics, industrial design, and advanced materials engineering proposed absolutely no new paradigms in the field of semi-useful …

The baker behind Macau’s famous egg custard tarts

Although initially a Portuguese import, Macau’s egg tarts have a surprisingly English twist, and have transformed Coloane into a sort of pilgrimage for pastry-loving travellers<p>Commonly considered a Portuguese import, Macau’s most iconic version of treat was actually born from the unbridled energy …

Dessert

A self-made millionaire says these are the 4 things you should do once you achieve success

But what happens once we reach it?<p>Most people don't think that far ahead, says Paul Scolardi, a self-made millionaire who has figured out how to continue thriving after achieving success.<p>Scolardi, who spent nearly two decades in corporate finance as a Certified Public Accountant, has been investing …

The Art of Lego Scale Modeling: The Awesome Everything Book Review – Feature

There’s really no need to overthink things when it comes to Lego, well, that is unless you’re attempting to make the most lifelike models possible. Then there’s a ton of thinking involved. And, if you’re of a certain age, probably lots of beer, cursing, and the occasional table lift when that …

Ann Arbor

7 Habits That Transformed My Own Happiness

If I reflect back on my life over the last four years, the one thing that has been the most positive change is the new habits that I have created. I …

8 online classes that will make you smarter about business

Thankfully, educational institutions and technology are making continuing your education more convenient through online courses.<p>While there are thousands of informative and inspiring online courses you can take, here are classes you definitely should enroll in if you want to be an entrepreneur.<p>This …

Clean & green! 5 healthy juice recipes you can make in a blender

To start (or finish) your day with a healthy juice, you might think you need to invest in an expensive juice extractor.<p>But a much more common kitchen appliance — the blender — is all you need to make these five juices from "The Ultimate Book of Modern Juicing," by Mimi Kirk, a raw food expert who, …