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Is There a Better Way to Talk About Wine?

When the wine critic James Suckling described a Ch<i>â</i>teau Haut-Brion in the pages of <i>Wine Spectator</i> in 1992, he needed just a single phrase to sum up the taste: “Big and meaty, with lots of fruit and full tannins, but featuring a sweetness and silkiness on the finish.” At the time, the field of wine …

The Staggering Cost of Content Marketing (Infographic) | Inc.com

Nestle recently revealed that its teams produce more than 1,500 pieces of marketing content each day for more than 800 Facebook pages. Should you ever want to become that prolific on social media (or you're just curious what it might cost), content marketing software company Percolate, crunched the …

Marketing

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

Immune System

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

Forestry

Rock-paper-scissors as explained by game theory: Chinese mathematician Zhijian Wang explains with new research.

<i>This post originally appeared on</i> Business Insider.<p>The question of how to win at rock-paper-scissors has, believe it or not, plagued mathematicians …

Will we ever… detect other universes?

Is there anything outside our Universe? Many physicists think it’s possible, says Marcus Woo, but could we one day know for sure?<p>We think of our Universe as everything there ever was, is, and will be.<p>But according to some researchers, there might not just be many universes, but an infinite number …

Dark Matter

How to Become a Better Writer: Copy the Work of Others! | The Art of Manliness

As Jeremy detailed on Monday, many colleges are turning out graduates who, even after four years of higher education, have cognitive skills that are …

Productivity 101: A Primer to the Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy

Getting Things Done, or GTD, is a system for getting organized and staying productive. It may seem complicated on the outside, but the end goal is to …

77 Facts That Sound Like Huge Lies But Are Actually Completely True

Get ready to have your mind blown into a different time zone.<p>1. If you put your finger in your ear and scratch, it sounds just like Pac-Man.<p>2. The YKK on your zipper stands for "Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikigaisha."<p>3. Maine is the closest U.S. state to Africa.<p>4. Anne Frank, Martin Luther King Jr., and …

Lake Superior

Here is a CheatSheet for DuckDuckGo - the search engine that doesn't track you

Wouldn’t it be handy to have a cheat-sheet for a search engine you use daily? That too for a search engine that has tons of goodness to make life …

DuckDuckGo

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read

A Reddit.com user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: "Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?"<p>Below, you …

12 Rules for Learning Foreign Languages in Record Time — The Only Post You’ll Ever Need

Preface by Tim Ferriss<p>I’ve written about how I learned to speak, read, and write Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish. I’ve also covered my experiments …

The Quest To Understand Reality Takes A Giant Leap Backward

In the beginning was the word and the word was "inflation". That is no blasphemy. It is, rather, a celebration of human curiosity, ingenuity and bloody-minded persistence in the quest to try to find out how the universe actually works.<p>No one yet knows how the universe came into existence. Those who …

Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'?

Natural and social scientists develop new model of how 'perfect storm' of crises could unravel global system<p>A new study partly-sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable …

Strong Link Established Between Trust and Intelligence

If you don't trust this study's conclusions, you must not be smart. (Joking.)<p>Conventional wisdom has a few things to say about trusting strangers--all things being equal, it isn't generally considered a wise thing to do. Perhaps surprisingly, then, new research has found a strong link between …

Big Bang breakthrough announced; gravitational waves detected

There's no way for us to know exactly what happened some 13.8 billion years ago, when our universe burst onto the scene. But scientists announced Monday a breakthrough in understanding how our world as we know it came to be.<p>If the discovery holds up to scrutiny, it's evidence of how the universe …

From the top of the food chain down: Rewilding our world - George Monbiot

Can You See the Opportunity Right in Front of You?

Do you find your household thermostat to be endlessly fascinating? How about that smoke alarm installed in your basement — spend much time gazing at it with wonder? Tony Fadell did. The founder of Nest has had a lifelong penchant for looking at mundane everyday household devices and wondering <i>Why</i> …

Practice Not As Important As Believed For Success

But don't use this as an excuse when you mess up at your piano recital.<p>You may have heard of the "10,000 hour rule," popularized in Malcolm Gladwell's book <i>Outliers</i>, which suggests that many people who have reached the top of their fields got there, in large part, due to practicing for 10,000 hours. …

Google Scholar

This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes

The reading game is about to change forever. Boston-based software developer Spritz has been in "stealth mode" for three years, tinkering with their …

The complete guide to listening to music at work

If you’re reading this article at work, there’s a decent chance you’re wearing headphones.<p>It has never been easier to tune in to your own customized soundtrack—or more necessary to tune out your open-office coworkers, cubicle mates, and fellow coffee-shop denizens. But not all music is created …

Soundtracks

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

This list has been expanded into the new book, "Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind," by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman.<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but …

5-Year-Olds Can Learn Calculus

Why playing with algebraic and calculus concepts—rather than doing arithmetic drills—may be a better way to introduce children to math<p>The familiar, hierarchical sequence of math instruction starts with counting, followed by addition and subtraction, then multiplication and division. The …

Stop buying expensive wine!

Our senses, and the brain centers that control pleasure, are easily fooled by expectations — and price<p>How do we judge the value of wine? More specifically, what makes one wine better than another? The easy answer is that these value judgments are all in the palate of the beholder. But are the …

What Is a Conservationist?

As we at Save the Redwoods League begin to focus on managing and restoring land as much as on acquiring it, we will need to ask ourselves hard …

Conservation

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First They Attacked A Mall, Then They Repelled SEAL Team Six: The Rise of Al Qaeda 2.0

Few Americans had ever heard of al Shabaab before the fall of 2013. That changed on Sept. 21, when gunmen armed with AK-47s entered the Westgate Mall, a suburban-style shopping center in an upscale neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, and began calmly, methodically hunting down and murdering shoppers, …

Jazz for Beginners: How to Listen to Jazz | The Art of Manliness

Jazz.<p>It’s the music that many men say they like, but don’t actually know anything about.<p>Which is a shame for a whole host of reasons.<p>For starters, …