Alexis Fox

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The Psychology of Language: Why Are Some Words More Persuasive Than Others?

<i>What's actually going on in the brain when it processes language? And if words affect the mind in different ways, are some more persuasive than</i> …

Ask an Expert: All About the Job Search Process

Hi everyone! I'm Irene Kotov. I'm a Human Resources manager who has gone from partnering with the employer, to partnering with the employee. I …

Employment

To Figure Out What You're Good At, Become an Explorer

A lot of success advice centers around the idea of "being honest with yourself about the things you're good at, and pursuing those things …

Motivation

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The Most Beautiful Cherry Blossoms Around the World

One of the best known symbols of spring in Japan are the magnificent pink Japanese cherry trees, also called sakura. Starting in mid-March, the …

Sriracha-Buttered Shrimp

Servings<p>June 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons butter<p>6 tablespoons Sriracha<p>3 cloves minced garlic<p>1 pound head-on shrimp<p>1 tablespoon lemon zest<p>2 tablespoons minced fresh mint<p>2 tablespoons minced fresh basil<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Whip butter with Sriracha and melt in skillet.<p>Sauté minced garlic in it and …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

What To Wear Today<p>What to wear today and every day this month, whether you're headed to the office or a beach wedding.<p>31 Photos2 days agoView More<p>Dads<p>…

Binge-Watching

April Fools 2013: The Ultimate Round-Up

Happy April First, errybody! Yes, that’s right, we’ve reached that special, inimitable time of year. April Fools Day 2013. At TechCrunch, we have a long history of taking April Fools seriously. Deadly, deadly seriously. So, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to create a master list (which will be …

Word aversion: Hate moist? Slacks? Crevice? Why do people hate words?

The George Saunders story “Escape From Spiderhead,” included in his much praised new book <i>Tenth of December</i>, is not for the squeamish or the faint of …

China's Lonely Seeking a Spouse- at Discount Rates

A post describing an ideal "budget wife" leads to much soul-searching online.<p>Are you a "budget wife"?<p>Despite the name, being a budget wife -- or <i>jingji shiyong nv</i> in Chinese -- is harder than it seems. According a list published by an anonymous Web user on Sina Weibo, China's most popular …

Peep-Infused Vodka, and Other Things to Do With 2 Billion Gelatinous Birds

"Use everything about the [Peep]."<p>Peep-infused vodka (Baking Bits)<p>In this 60th year of the Peep, two billion will come into existence. The <i>New York Times Magazine</i> had an exposé last spring that got into the trenches on how industrial Peep farming makes that possible. Turn a blind eye, though. Be …

What Is the Purpose of Foreign-Language Education?

Are we using foreign language as kind of weed-out for college? And what is the ultimate goal?<p>I am almost two years into my study of French. I write okay. I read pretty poorly. I speak pretty poorly. And my ear is woeful. I'm somewhere in the A2 range, which is probably a good reflection of the …

Evidence Lost: We're Not Likely to See Editing Like Proust's in the Future

One page from the notebooks of Marcel Proust shows the extreme work that went into writing his masterpiece In Search of Lost Time<p>This image comes from the notebooks of Marcel Proust, one page among the thousands that would eventually become <i>In Search of Lost Time</i>. Though there are a few sections in …

The Game of Thrones Season 3 Premiere: All Talk, and What's Wrong With That?

Our roundtable on "Valar Dohaeris," the first episode of the HBO show's third season<p>HBO<p>Every week for the third season of HBO's acclaimed fantasy series <i>Game of Thrones</i>, our roundtable of Ross Douthat (columnist, <i>The New York Times</i>), Spencer Kornhaber (entertainment editor, TheAtlantic.com), and …

The 10 Most-Common (and 10 Least-Common) Jobs in America Today

Also: What's the most-common job in government?<p>There are 4.3 million retail salespeople in the United States, equivalent to the state population of Kentucky. And there are 310 prosthodontists -- that is, dentists specializing in prosthetic teeth -- which is enough to fill, well, a medium-sized …

Want to Join the Foreign Service? There's an App for That

Could you make the grade? Take the quiz and find out.<p>A new State Department mobile application gives prospective Foreign Service officers a taste of what could be in store for them.<p>The app, which is being promoted online and during career fairs, includes slick video interviews with diplomats …