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How to overcome your fear of public speaking

Even when your audience is small enough to fit inside a conference room, presentations can be absolutely nerve-wracking. If you get physically …

5 Ways to Color Correct Beautifully in Photoshop and Remove Any Color Cast

<i>Jimmy McIntyre is a world-renowned travel photographer, educator, and 500px ISO contributor. His photos have been published in local and national</i> …

Tutorials

KUBERG - FREERIDER

01<p>Lightweight, rugged and exceptionally powerful – this fast, fun bike is perfect for both beginners and experienced riders, teens and adults.<p>FEATURES<p>…

Pretzel Bites

107<p>6<p>Shares 113<p>Bakers and pastry chefs crave two things: Salt and vinegar. When I worked in the restaurant business and got home way after midnight, …

Dessert

China's New Carbon Pledge Puts the US Clean Power Plan to Shame

In the wake of yet another bout of devastating smog, China announced today that it plans cut its power sector emissions 60% by 2020, a promise that …

Make Better Applesauce—Just Avoid These Common Mistakes

Homemade applesauce isn't hard to make… or is it? Brush up your know-how and make sure you're avoiding the most common mistakes people make when simmering their way to saucy, cinnamon-y goodness.<p>We may have loved those little plastic tubs of tooth-achingly sweet, smooth-as-baby food applesauce as …

Baking

Keystone? Whatever. It’s coal that matters.

Last week’s symbolic victory eclipsed a far larger battle.<p>The big climate news last week was President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone oil pipeline, so there wasn’t much attention paid to an electric utility’s decision to retire a 60-year-old coal plant in Alton, Illinois. Unlike Keystone, …

Fossil Fuels

Butterscotch Caramel Blondies

148<p>19<p>Shares 167<p>I’ve been in San Francisco this week, doing some events – which is actually an excuse for eating my way around town. San Francisco is …

Dessert

Strong, Fast, and Ripped: The Training Plan

This training program is designed to improve your speed, agility, quickness, and explosiveness. It will make you faster in every direction. And it will help you lose fat and build muscle. So it not only trains you to be a better athlete—but to look like one, too.<p>And yes, it'll also give you one …

The Health Benefits of 4 Types of Running Workouts | Men's Health

Shorter intervals, for instance, increase your VO2 max (one measure of aerobic endurance), while longer sessions boost your “Qmax,” the volume of blood your heart can pump.<p>Smart (and fast) guys take advantage of four key types of training—speedwork, threshold sessions, speed-stamina workouts, and …

How to Prevent Running Injuries - 4 Bulletproof Tips | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Jason Fitzgerald</i>.<p>The percentage of runners that get hurt every year is staggering. Some studies even put that …

This Is The #1 Mistake Parents Make When Arguing With Kids

How do you deal with out of control kids?The authors of the bestseller How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk have some great …

Self-help

Ursa Major Natural Deodorant

Clean living doesn't mean much if you're taking in all sorts of chemicals through your armpits. Ursa Major Natural Deodorant gives you odor and …

Research shows that these 7 hobbies will make you smarter

Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.<p>We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better.<p>Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why.<p>Playing music …

10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a tenacious memory we can rely on. Many lucrative professions or …

Productivity

35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

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Scientists made an online calculator that tells you your ‘fitness age' — and you can try it right now

But if you exercise pretty frequently and eat right, you might be a lot younger than you think — at least as far as something called your "fitness age" is concerned.<p>The "fitness-age calculator," which determines your fitness age based on how physically fit you are (rather than how many years you've …

The Best Children’s Books of 2014

<i>“I don’t write for children,”</i> Maurice Sendak scoffed in his final interview. <i>“I write — and somebody says, ‘That’s for children!’”</i><p><i>“It is an error,”</i> wrote J.R.R. Tolkien seven decades earlier in his superb meditation on fantasy and why there’s no such thing as writing for children, <i>“to think of</i> …

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg argues the climate change fight isn't worth the cost

Bjorn Lomborg says he is not a climate-change denier, he is a realist who knows better ways of improving the world than a head-on assault on global warming.<p>It's not easy to take a public stand against the internationally agreed upon goal of limiting the increase in average temperatures to 2 degrees …

Floating Island

203<p>77<p>3<p>Shares 283<p>When asked about my “desert island” dessert, it takes me about a nanosecond to respond, and I invariably reply that it’d be <b>Œufs à la</b> …

Dessert

Coffee Cake

177<p>70<p>Shares 247<p>A few years back, all of us elderly ladies and gents who were blogging for a while were suddenly surprised (and delighted) at a group …

Dessert

Sophisticated Gourmet

I see the inside of planes and taxis more than my cats and my loved ones nowadays; I am constantly on-the-go for half of each month. Between my new …

Employment

Why Snacktime Should Always Include Cookies

<i>Every other Thursday, we bring you Nicholas Day -- on cooking for children, and with children, and despite children. Also, occasionally, on top of.</i><p><i>Today: An everything-but-the-kitchen sink pantry cookie that doubles as a perfect snack.</i><p>Snack is the land of infinite possibility. Snack is what …

Dessert

Your Favorite Food Podcasts

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline</i>—<i>it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge</i>—<i>and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>To celebrate our new baby (we mean the podcast</i>—<i>don't get any ideas), we want to hear</i> …

Podcasting

'Spooky' experiment proves quantum entanglement is real

Einstein was wrong -- about the quantum mechanical phenomena known as superpositioning and wave form collapse, at least. A team from Australia's Griffith University and Japan's University of Tokyo, have proven that both are tangible phenomena, not simply mathematical paradoxes. See, back when he …

How Apple could give the Mac, iPhone and iPad gesture controls … no hardware required

We’ve been waiting seemingly for years for the Mac to get gesture recognition. Accessories like the Leap Motion have tantalized us with the possibility of aftermarket solutions, while secret Apple patents have hinted at future Macs with Kinect-like possibilities. Heck, Apple even purchased the …

Kinect

Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories

Rice, the lifeblood of so many nations' cuisines, is perhaps the most ubiquitous food in the world. In Asia, where an estimated 90 percent of all rice is consumed, the pillowy grains are part of almost every meal. In the Caribbean, where the starch is often mixed with beans, it's a staple too. Even …

Nutrition

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

Physics