Brian Hicks

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Behind the Monster Music: Why Some Tunes Scare Us

How to Properly Drink Bourbon

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>You might think that you are a bourbon connoisseur - but do you really know everything you need to know about the beloved beverage?<p>We went to Ward III to get some insight into the bourbon process and then we learn all about what you …

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The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

White matter might matter much more than we thought

Changes in the brain's myelin distribution might be an unrecognised form of neuronal plasticity.<p>Look up ‘myelin’ in any neuroscience textbook and you’ll find something along these lines: It is a fatty substance that forms a sheath around axons, and gives the fibre bundles their white appearance …

The Libraries of 15 Famous Men | The Art of Manliness

Just about two years ago, we wrote a post called 14 Famous Man Rooms, which offered a look at the rooms where over a dozen famous men wrote classic …

Toyota's first hydrogen car is priced to go head-to-head with Tesla

Sure, Elon Musk is giving away Tesla patents, but don't be surprised if more established manufacturers politely decline his offer. Instead of batteries and electric charging stations, players like General Motors, Mercedes, Honda and Toyota are focusing their efforts on a very different sort of fuel …

A Conversation with Mobile Artist Carolyn Frischling

In the coming months I hope to include more artists who have participated in group or singular exhibitions. I recently had a conversation with …

As Yosemite Park Turns 150, Charms And Challenges Endure

Yosemite National Park, in California's Sierra Nevada, is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the law that preserved it — and planted the seeds for the National Park system. At the same time, the park faces the challenge of protecting the natural wonders from their own popularity.<p>Since President …

Everything We Know About Facebook's Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment

It was probably legal. But was it ethical?<p><i>Updated, 09/08/14</i><p>Facebook’s News Feed—the main list of status updates, messages, and photos you see when you open Facebook on your computer or phone—is not a perfect mirror of the world.<p>But few users expect that Facebook would change their News Feed in …

Colombia 2-0 Uruguay: King James comes of age to book quarterfinal berth

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Scolari hopes injured Neymar recovers for Colombia clash

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari accepted that luck was on his team's side after they scraped into the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday, beating Chile on penalties.<p>"If you don't exploit the few opportunities you get, you can go out. We almost paid the price in the 118th minute when the ball hit …

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James Rodriguez leads Colombia past Uruguay, 2-0, at World Cup

Don't be fooled by his given name. It reads "James" but is pronounced "HAH-mez."<p>Also, don't be fooled by his age (22) and dearth of<p>World Cupexperience (none before this one).<p>The baby-faced James Rodriguez brought some serious star power to a match that was missing some in the absence of suspended …