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A former Navy SEAL commander explains the surprising way he trained his troops to respond to failure

During his deployment in Iraq in 2006, Jocko Willink oversaw about 100 people as the commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3 Task Unit Bruiser.<p>In an episode of his podcast, Willink explained that he developed a habit that could annoy his troops but also serve as a real motivator.<p>From the podcast:<p>"One of …

How to Make Stress-Free Poached Eggs

Splitting open a poached egg is one of the great joys in life.<p>The ideal poached egg is as beautiful and fleeting as a shooting star—a warm bundle of fluid yolk encased by a barely-set-yet-tenacious white. It feels kind of tragic to have to spear it and set all that yellow sauciness coursing out, …

Breakfast

19 Recipes to Make the Most Out of Your Cast Iron Skillet

I've spent my whole adult life living in apartments, which means I've never had the space to amass as many pans as I'd like. Practicality dictates that I only buy what I'm really going to use. There are just a couple pans I own that I have no trouble justifying: a carbon steel wok, an eight-inch …

Cooking

Make Crispier Roasted Potatoes by Roughing Them Up First

Boiling your potatoes with salt or vinegar before you roast them can help make your roasted potatoes come out crispier, but there’s an even better …

Recipes

The real health benefits of apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I’ve seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff. Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as …

14 cooking tools everyone should have in their kitchen by age 30

To figure out what every adult kitchen needs (besides the basics, like silverware, cups, and plates), Business Insider consulted America's Test Kitchen, which is home to 50 food experts and the popular cooking show of the same name.<p>Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison, two culinary scientists …

Beautiful equations: E=mc² explained in two minutes – video

There’s beauty in simplicity. For space scientist and Sky At Night host Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, there’s nothing more beautiful than the way that Einstein’s theory of special relativity unlocks our understanding of how energy, mass and the speed of light work in the universe

Equations

A Love Letter To DJI’s Mavic Pro Drone: Affordable, Foldable, Fantastic

It’s packed with features and simple to use, and after a couple weeks of testing, I am in love.<p>Let’s just cut to the chase: I love DJI’s new Mavic Pro, and if I had $1,000 for a drone, I would buy it without thinking twice.<p>For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been testing out the Mavic Pro, which the …

Missouri is installing solar power grabbing pavement on Route 66

Part of its ‘Road to Tomorrow Initiative,’ Missouri’s Department of Transportation is teaming with Solar Roadways, an Idaho-based startup (seriously, what’s going on in Idaho?) to cover an undetermined length of Historic Route 66 with road-ready solar panels.<p>“We expect them to be in place, I’m …

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Science shows these are the only kinds of bug spray that actually work

The virus is spread by aggressive mosquitoes that bite during the day, and in addition to wearing long sleeves and pants, or staying inside, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends anyone over two months old should use insect repellent in areas where mosquitoes are …

Spaghetti With Cacio e Pepe Is the Ultimate Roman-Style Midnight Snack

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>When I get home after a late night out, with a craving for something starch- and fat-heavy to help put me to sleep and stave off the inevitable morning-after hangover, my go-to used to be to raid the fridge and shove whatever I could find into corn …

Italian Food

The risk of an unintended war with Russia in Europe, explained in one map

Russia's aggression in Europe — its invasion of Ukraine, its military flights up the noses of NATO states, its nuclear saber rattling — has faded from the news. But it's still very much a threat, which is why the US is planning to <i>quadruple</i> its military spending in Europe, something NATO's European …

The 'hidden airport' travel hack could save you as much as 80% on flights

But a new travel website called Tripdelta says it has created a unique algorithm that can save travelers as much as 80% on flight prices compared with those found on the bigger websites.<p>The website, which has been in the works for over two years, was put together by a team of developers who created …

How to Season (and Clean!) Your Cast Iron Skillet for Real

By Rochelle Bilow<p>Food sticking to your skillet? We thought so. Here's how to season cast iron right, once and for all.<p>No piece of kitchen equipment incites such feelings of fear and anxiety (but also love and obsession) as the cast iron pan. If you haven’t mastered the art of cooking with—and …

Cast Iron Skillet

The Quick Fix: Salt and vinegar chickpeas

1) Open and rinse a 540-ml can of chickpeas. Put the chickpeas in a medium pot and cover with white vinegar (you will probably need about 2 cups). Bring to a boil for 30 seconds and then pull off the heat. Let soak for 30 minutes in the vinegar.<p>2) Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 F. Line a cookie …

Victoria’s Secret Perfume Wards Off Mosquitoes, Study Finds

Company's “fruity and floral” scent is about as repulsive as DEET to the bloodsuckers<p>Because mosquitoes carry diseases like malaria and dengue fever, and irritate us, humans do a lot to avoid them. In most places people have to fend for themselves against the pests by sleeping under mosquito nets …

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Camera-wearing falcons reveal hunting strategy

'Motion camouflage' tactic used to stalk prey, study finds<p>Falcons wearing tiny cameras are giving scientists a dizzying glimpse into the predators' …

Low-Cost Multipurpose Earthbag Building - DIY

One of the most practical structures on a small farmstead is a multipurpose building that can serve as a storage shed or cool pantry above ground, or …

How to Build a Rocket Stove - DIY

In less than two minutes, you can learn how to build a rocket stove using only cement blocks. Just watch this brief video, "The 6-Block Rocket …

rocket stove mass heater

• heat your home with 80% to 90% less wood<br>• exhaust is nearly pure steam and CO2 (a little smoke at the beginning)<br>• the heat from one fire can last for …

Firewood Splitting Tips

If you live in the country, you may already know about keeping a woodpile stocked. But even many city neighbourhoods are more like forest villages …

Home and Garden DIY Ideas, Photos and Answers

The Best Argentine Wines of 2013

Argovino may be only eight months old, but those eight months were enough to taste some truly fabulous wines. In the past we've shared some of our greatest value selections, but this week we want to highlight pure quality. For us, these wines reached the pinnacle of drinking satisfaction on several …