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America’s Angriest Store

How Whole Foods Attracts Complete Shitheads.<p>I’ve shopped at Whole Foods in every time zone, in at least 10 different cities: LA, San Francisco, …

Customer Service

The Complete Guide to Not Giving a Fuck

The original, and still the best<p><b>Ok, I have a confession to make.</b><p>I have spent almost my whole life– 31 years– caring far too much about offending …

How to Respond to Negative People Without Being Negative

<b>“Don't let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” ~Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama</b><p>A former coworker seemed to talk non-stop and loudly, …

Self-help

How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love | WIRED

With that, he created two profiles, one with a photo of him rock climbing and the other of him playing guitar at a music gig. “Regardless of future …

How to Always Be Getting Smarter

The incredible value of constant experimentation.<p>As we do new things, we always want to make sure we're doing things that help the business and not hurt. We may have a feeling of intuition that something may be successful, but how do you really know?<p>We run experiments. For example, maybe I believe …

Retrogaming

Dr. Weil - Integrative Medicine, Healthy Lifestyles & Happiness

"As a practitioner and teacher of integrative medicine for the last thirty years, it has been my personal mission to drive research, education, and …

Dark lands: the grim truth behind the 'Scandinavian miracle'

For the past few years the world has been in thrall to all things Nordic (for which purpose we must of course add Iceland and Finland to the Viking nations of Denmark, Norway and Sweden). "The Sweet Danish Life: Copenhagen: Cool, Creative, Carefree," simpered National Geographic; "The Nordic …

Lentils and Brown Rice Make a Serious Power Couple

A perfect protein, Lebanese mujadarra combines lentils and brown rice for a super healthy side dish.<p>The Mediterranean diet gets a lot of hype, and while we're all for whole grains and rich olive oil, let's not let Italy and Greece hog the spotlight. Direct your attention just a little bit east, …

Food

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Writing

The surprising story of Sony's first Walkman

The Walkman is -- quite rightly -- held up as one of history's most groundbreaking gadgets. But did you know that Sony's greatest invention was actually a barely-modified version of an existing product?<p><i>You do now!</i> Hit play to see "Adventures in Tech" explain the exciting and surprising origins of …

12 Types Of People You'll Find In Every Hostel

When some people travel, their accommodation involves words like plush, champagne, spa, pamper, terrace, aroma, stunning, marble, spacious, and …

Understanding Frame

Frame is the king of layout. Everybody uses frames to position and resize their UIViews and CALayers. Throughout this post I’m going to focus my …

Scientists exploring computers that can learn and adapt

For six or seven decades, computers have been based on processing electronic 1s and 0s.<p>Now, computer scientists are breaking out of that paradigm in strange new directions, as they seek new ways to tackle problems that digital computers can’t easily solve.<p>One approach is quantum computing, in which …

How To Fall Asleep When It's 4 a.m. And You're Wide Awake

<i>By Laura McMullen for U.S News</i><p>It's 4 a.m. The clock ticks, the moon glows, the dog snores and you just stare. Perhaps you stare into the blackish red of the inside of your eyelids as you lie still and fetal, thinking if you pretend to be sleeping, the real thing will surely come. Or maybe you stare …

10 Things Every Couple Needs To Stop Doing

Every Couple needs to stop doing these 10 things if they want their relationship to stand the test of time.

15 Things To Talk About In A Healthy Relationship

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

You Can Make More Friends in Two Months By Becoming Interested in Other People

If you feel like you’re the awkward person at social events or you struggle to enter into conversations because you’re shy, it can impact your social …

Emotional Intelligence

Anyone Who Keeps the Ability to See Beauty Never Grows Old

Some days you wake up and right when you are going to begin your work, you feel a presence within you that stops you from doing so. You sit down, but …

People Rarely Succeed Unless They have Fun in What They are Doing

Could Letting Go Be the Secret to Happiness in 2014?

As 2014 dawns, I find myself thinking more and more about letting go.<p>I've made all my usual resolutions -- get back to the gym more, lose those 5 pounds, spend more time with my family.<p>But lately I've been wondering: Could it be that many of my problems could be solved -- would <i>di</i>ssolve actually -- …

Bad News About Your Concussion

Having one may be linked to dementia later in life<p>Hits to the head could hurt later: Concussions may put you at risk for Alzheimer’s later in life, according to a new Mayo Clinic study.<p>The research found that people with cognitive impairment who also experienced past head trauma had 18 percent …

Dementia

Lost Recording of Martin Luther King, Jr. Unearthed From 1962

Nearly everyone knows about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech, but museum archivists recently unearthed a powerful speech by …