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16 Things All Smart Homeowners Do Once a Year

'Sediment builds up over time at the bottom of the tank, causing corrosion,' says John Bodrozic, co-founder of HomeZada. 'Partially draining it …

19 Easy Ways to Winterize Your Home

Put in the work now and save money all winter long.<p>Save money and remain cozy throughout winter by acting now before the bitter cold arrives.

Big Data Has the Potential to Transform Health Care

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Big data has the potential to transform, well, everything. The growing sum of information at our fingertips is being analyzed and used to do everything from predict crime to accelerate business growth. And now, innovative companies are …

15 Charts That Perfectly Illustrate How To Properly Pet Animals

Learn how to interact with animals and you'll have more furry friends than you know what to do with.

InterAct

Free Access to Science Research Doesn't Benefit Everyone

There is a lot of promise in open access. But there are a lot of problems too.<p>Open is better than closed. That rule applies for a lot of things: presents, beer, restaurants. And, many argue, science.<p>The open-science movement has a lot of interlocking parts. <i>Open-access</i> publishing advocates want …

How Cats Do Christmas

In this pictoral display, we follow the adventures of a typical house cat at Christmas, reenacted by many cats from Creative Commons licensed Flickr …

The Single Most Effective Productivity Tip - From 22 Experts

LoneMind.com sought out experts from around the world and we asked them what is the most effective productivity tip that can change your life today. …

The Persuasiveness of a Chart Depends on the Reader, Not Just the Chart

Nicholas Blechman for HBR<p><i>“</i>I’ll believe it when I see it,<i>”</i> is a hackneyed idiom, but it sticks because it happens to be mostly true.<p>It’s one of the reasons why data visualization is emerging as a powerful information force in the crowded, intensely contested world of social media. It’s why, during …

These Gorgeous Photos Get You Up And Close And Personal With Bees Before They’re Gone

Excuse me, bee, you’ve got a little pollen on your face.<p>For 10 days–almost without sleeping–Sam Droege did nothing but take incredibly detailed photos of bees.<p>Each fuzzy hair, and sometimes a tiny scrap of pollen, is clearly visible, using a technique that stitches together dozens of extreme …

These Cats Are Going To Teach You How To Live

"Show appreciation so your partner keeps giving you stuff."<p>If you have a cat, you probably already know that those sneaky little fuzzballs are living far better lives than their human friends. They nap in the sunny patch on the carpet, they nap on your nice new sofa, they chase catnip-stuffed toys …

Pets

A Flipboard Ode to Coffee

Today, on International Coffee Day, we pay our respects to our dear friend and comforter, the bean-roasted beverage, <i>coffea arabica</i>. All hail the nectar of the gods in all its wonderful varieties. From the smokey roasts of Ethiopia’s Yirgacheffe region with subtle top notes of grass and butter, to …

Coffee

The challenges of having a Chinese GF

8 Skills You Need to Be a Data Scientist

Interested in landing a job as a data scientist? These are the core set of 8 data science competencies you should develop:<p><b>1. Basic Tools:</b> No matter …

Data Science

Microsoft’s New Data-Viz Tool Puts Excel Charts To Shame

SandDance is free-to-use software that will make you feel like a data science guru.<p>All of us have experienced the horrors of the Excel graph. (A few of us, surely, are even responsible for bringing this misery onto others.) Enter Microsoft’s new data-visualization tool, which will make you look …

The Best Beer from All 50 States

With more than 4000 breweries in the U.S. alone, picking an absolute favorite beer can be an impossible challenge. In honor of National Beer Day, …

Beer

This cat is a total boss at navigating Tokyo's subway

Who run the world? Cats.<p>An unnamed kitty has taken over Tokyo's subway, mainly the downtown train Seibu Ikebukuro line which services stations …

The Biblioracle: Why bookstores are more than places that sell books

I recently had the privilege of spending three days in Paris and had the chance to see the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, Rodin Museum, Picasso Museum, and Notre Dame Cathedral, but there was another Paris sight I had to visit before I ran out of time: Shakespeare and …

The History of 'I Can Has Cheezeburger?'

Imagine, if you dare, an internet devoid of cats. Nothing but porn and Donald Trump as far as you can click. Nightmare.<p>Although this wasn’t the …

If a cat librarian isn’t safe from the government, then who is?

<i>Update: On Friday, Browser was reinstated to his position, Blackburn told The Post in an email. Do not panic, cat crisis averted.</i><p>I'm just going to be up front about this.<p>I'm pulling for the cat.<p>Not because I particularly like cats (sorry to both cats and cat people). It just seems a <i>bit</i> unfair that …

Pets

Clever Catnip-Based MosCATo and Pinot Meow ‘Wine’ Created For the Sophisticated Feline Palate

Apollo Creek in Denver, Colorado has unveiled their two premiere labels – the MosCATo and the Pinot Meow, specifically created for the sophisticated …

Home networking: Everything you need to know

Wi-Fi, access point, router, 802.11ac... networking can be a pain! But it doesn't have to be if you know what you're doing. This is where you start.<p><b>Editors' note:</b> This story was originally published on Dec. 9, 2014, and has been updated frequently with latest information.<p>When it comes to home …

Wi-Fi

We can only dream of one day being as happy as this cat enjoying a birthday cake

We do not know much about this cat eating a birthday cake. We do not know his name. We do not know when his birthday was. We do not know what …

27 Cat Pictures That Are Never Not Funny

Cats are proof the internet loves us and wants us to be happy.

Pets

10 hidden iPhone tricks that will speed up your phone and extend your battery life

Whether you have a brand new iPhone 6s or an older model from several years ago, there are two things we can pretty much guarantee are true: you wish …

Apps

22 Cats We've All Been At Some Point In Our Lives

Meow IRL.

Pets

This is the one thing you need to make your data easy to understand

iStock Data, big and small, is no longer a powerful force just for IT or analysts to use — it's now a fundamental part of every aspect of business. But just having the data isn't enough; to find the real value of your data, you need to understand it and use it to make better more insightful …

The Zestiest Chicken Wings You Can Make for the Super Bowl

I found a better pair of pet nail clippers

My cats will tolerate having their nails clipped for about 45 seconds before they start to squirm out of my lap.<p>That's often enough time to get to …