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Here's a simple trick to use at the end of the workday so you can actually relax when you get home

Unfortunately, you can't turn off the part of your brain that's still preoccupied with work issues.<p>Yet a new study suggests that there's a simple strategy for mentally distancing yourself from your job. The trick? Write down exactly how you plan to complete any uncompleted tasks the following …

Time Management

Relax With This Video of an Industrial Egg Breaker

It might sound like a strange way to soothe yourself, but trust us when we say that this video of an industrial egg cracker is about as relaxing as …

Quantum Mechanics

Can you solve it? The impossible braid puzzle that will plait your brain

Scissors at the ready! Here’s a crafty craft puzzle<p>Hello guzzlers.<p>Today’s puzzle is one for your hands, not just your head.<p>You’ll need a pair of scissors and a piece of paper. Or even better, a plastic bag (a strip of leather also works pretty well).<p>Cut a thin strip of your preferred material with …

Hair

The 40-30-20-10 Rule Of Time Management

The underlying concept behind every piece of time management advice you’ve ever received is that you should spend more focused time on what matters most and less or no time on distractions from what matters most. The trouble is that that choice is rarely black and white but, rather, filled with all …

Time Management

The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively

Singapore, the land of many math geniuses, may have discovered the secret to learning mathematics (pdf). It employs a teaching method called productive failure (pdf), pioneered by Manu Kapur, head of the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.<p>Students who are …

Pedagogy

The Music Of 'The Martian,' Deconstructed

Outer space is silent, and that may be one reason why a lot of movies about space have iconic scores — in addition to helping advance the the plot, the music in films like <i>Star Wars</i> and <i>2001:</i> <i>A Space Odyssey</i> must fill a literal void.<p>Composer Harry Gregson-Williams wasn't looking to take up that …

Science Fiction

17 Short Stories That Will Scare The Pants Off You In No Time

The air is growing crisp, jack-o’-lanterns appearing on doorsteps, huge bags of candy stockpiled in cupboards: Yes, it’s nearly Halloween. Maybe all you want to do is watch scary movies and work on your show-stopping costume, yet you’re stuck at work or school, just like every other week.<p>Of course, …

Books

Wacky video of woman in inflatable tube man costume dancing alongside the real thing goes viral

Hilarious footage of woman dressed as an inflatable tube dancing next to the real thing for Halloween is huge internet hit<p>People can be very creative with their Halloween costume ideas and antics, but this might be the most unique one to date.<p>Footage shows Allison Rutter dressed as an inflatable …

Viral

These Hilarious Comics Will Change How You See Disney Princesses

Really, Cinderella should've told her stepmother to "suck it" a long time ago.

Walt Disney Company

10 Nifty Tips For Becoming a Successful Criminal, According to Harry Houdini

In 1906, world-famous magician Harry Houdini published a guide to crime and its prevention called <i>The Right Way to Do Wrong</i>. It began, “There is an …

Ian Fleming

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FIND YOUR ORIGIN<p>Would you like to know the Origin of Your Last Name and the Coat of Arms of your family? Now It’s easy and free!<p>Our database contains …

A Magical Answer to an 80-Year-Old Puzzle

Using crowd-sourced and traditional mathematics research, Terence Tao has devised a solution to a long-standing problem posed by the legendary Paul …

Watch This Dad and His Kids' Hilarious Katy Perry Dance Routine

When mom is away, dad will…perform an epic dance to Katy Perry’s “E.T.” At least that’s what this dad did when he walked in on his kids jamming out …

Katy Perry

Decades After Her Death, Mystery Still Surrounds Crime Novelist Josephine Tey

Unlike Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Ngaio Marsh, Josephine Tey ignored the rules of golden-age British crime fiction—with brilliant results. But 60 years after her death, the greatest mystery Tey created still may be herself.<p>It begins with a body in the library. Two hundred pages later, …

'The Martian' is the best space sci-fi movie of my time

I have seen the film adaptation of Andy Weir's best-selling novel "The Martian," and I can deliver my review in one sentence with zero spoilers: <b>This</b> …

16 GIFs That Will Actually Help You In Maths Class

The one time it's actually productive to be reading BuzzFeed in school.

Here Is One Easy Trick to Succeed at Everything

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? We’ve all heard that quote, but seriously, if you knew you were going to conquer whatever you set your mind to — whether it’s a new habit, that killer to-do list or a trip you’ve been dying to go on — wouldn’t you do it? According to Business …

Productivity

9 of Abraham Lincoln's Smartest (and Sassiest) Quotes

Everyone remembers Abraham Lincoln as being honest, intelligent, and maybe a bit too tall for his time. He’s even been rumored to have told a good …

Ronald Reagan

Motif Exercises - F Jazz Blues With Jens Larsen [Lessons]

<b>Soloing</b>: Creating melodies that connect and make sense across several chords and scales is a skill that you need to master if you want to be able to …

Blues Music

18 amusing examples of London's subversive graffiti

Much graffiti serves no purpose other than to promote the tagger who's defacing the property, much like a dog marking his territory.<p>But there are a few street artists — Banksy is one — whose works arguably enhance their environment.<p>An anonymous London photographer who goes by the name Mobstr takes …

Streetwear

3 ingredient cotton cheesecake: why all the hype?

We put the infamous Japanese three-ingredient white chocolate cheesecake recipe to the test<p>Amidst our fascination with <b>The Great British Bake Off</b>, its biscuit boxes, <b>Spanische Windtortes</b> and <b>3D bread sculptures</b>, there is something about an easy recipe that none of us can ignore.<p>YouTuber, <b>Ochikeron</b>, has …

Dessert

This Professor Can Teach Anyone Calculus Using These Simple, Beautiful Animations

Calculus: A word that triggers involuntary fear spasms in the best of us. But the days of slogging through tedious textbook derivatives are over, if …

Woman Inspired By ‘Mr. Robot’ Hides Hacking Kit In Her Platform Heels

Engineer SexyCyborg lives in Shenzhen, China, and recently became of a fan of the really good show <i>Mr. Robot</i>. The series is a far more realistic depiction of hacking than the typical show, from the relatively non-theatrical methods of using tor exit node exploits to catch a child pornographer, to …

The Star Trek Movie That Nearly Starred Eddie Murphy

<b>by Aliya Whiteley</b><p><i>Star Trek</i> has had a lot of celebrity fans over the years, including Barack Obama, Tom Hanks, Mila Kunis, Ben Stiller, Robin …

Star Trek

This Easy Notebook Hack Will Make You a Multitasking Pro

The first day of school has officially arrived, guys. Students everywhere are heading back to class with their brand new notebooks + school supplies and are gearing up to learn. Thanks to the folks at High Five HQ, we learned about a super cool notebook hack DIY that is a total game changer<i>.</i> Here’s …

Note-Taking

Would you eat ice cream from 300 years ago?

Kensington Palace has decided to reincarnate ice-cream recipes from the Georgian era. But can they possibly be better than modern ice-cream?<p>You’d think that three centuries of culinary advances would have improved our kitchen techniques, wouldn’t you? Turns out you might be wrong, according to …

The brains of people who speak this whistle language of Northern Turkey do something very surprising

Locals call this method of speech "bird language" because it sounds more like birds chirping than humans sending their regards or inviting each other to dinner.<p>And, according to a recent report, the people who speak this musical language are using their entire brain while whistling instead of only …

Language

These Hilarious Harry Potter Comics Show How Irresponsible Dumbledore Was

Albus Wulfric Percival Brian Dumbledore was actually the master of the "Dumbleburn."