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11 ways smart people deal with uncertainty

Our brains are hardwired to make much of modern life difficult. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with uncertainty. On the bright …

Emotional Intelligence

Hey McDonald’s, Bring Your Durian Snacks to the United States

It would be your smartest marketing move ever<p>Americans are obsessed with durians. The Asian fruit that, despite having a smell described as …

McDonald's

I’ve Spent the Last Six Years Tripping on Rogaine

Six years of headaches, mood swings and a throbbing scalp — and it’s totally worth itI was 13 when it occurred to me that I might one day go bald. It …

Mind

From laboratory in far west, China's surveillance state spreads quietly

BEIJING (Reuters) - Filip Liu, a 31-year-old software developer from Beijing, was traveling in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang when he was pulled to one side by police as he got off a bus.<p>The officers took Liu's iPhone, hooked it up to a handheld device that looked like a laptop and told …

China

The Difference Between Dependent and Independent Clauses

Grammar teachers will sometimes talk about dependent clauses and independent clauses. What’s the difference between them? On what is a clause …

Vocabulary

This Trick Will Get Rid of Most Insects Around Your Home

Before you reach for the chemical-laden bug spray and store-bought insect repellents, there’s a natural solution you can try—peppermint.<p>Insects hate …

Cleaning

Grammar rules you were taught at school that are wrong

Do you remember being taught you should never start your sentences with “And” or “But”?<p>What if I told you that your teachers were wrong and there are …

Linguistics

What is gaslighting? And how do you know if it's happening to you?

It’s an unfortunate reality that happens in personal relationships and by public figures to the peoples they serve.<p>“Oh come on. I never said that.”<p>“You’re just being overly sensitive.”<p>“I don’t know why you’re making such a big deal out of this…”<p>Psychologists use the term “gaslighting” to refer to a …

Domestic Violence

Buy a New Car Since 1995? You Could Get Part of a $1 Billion Settlement

If you bought a new car in the past 23 years, you could be compensated for price fixing as part of the largest criminal antitrust investigation in U.S. history.<p>Americans who bought a new car or truck in the last 23 years could be eligible for compensation, thanks to the largest criminal antitrust …

EU court says Jehovah's Witnesses must comply with data privacy laws in door-to-door preaching

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Jehovah's Witnesses must obtain consent from people before they take down their personal details during door-to-door preaching in order to comply with EU data privacy rules, Europe's top court ruled on Tuesday.<p>The case arose after Finland in 2013 banned Jehovah's Witnesses from …

The one thing that blinds you to the best in others

A few years back, a buddy of mine named Harry was dating someone new. Harry was excited because she was pretty and shared the same interests.<p>One day, …

How To Tie The Perfect Windsor Knot In 5 Simple Steps

Named after the Duke of Windsor, tying your tie with the Windsor knot is a sure-fire way of proving you mean business in the boardroom while your tie …

Windsor

Baijiu, the World’s Most Popular Spirit You May Never Have Heard Of

Vodka, whiskey, gin, rum and Tequila? They have a long way to go in order to reach the popularity of baijiu, the most consumed spirit on Earth. But …

7 Things You Need to Deal With When a Family Member Dies

The bureaucratic tasks—handling bills, dealing with a funeral home, finding bank accounts—can take people by surprise.<p>When a loved one dies, the last thing you want to think about is paperwork. Pulling family and friends close around, working through and coming to terms with grief, and taking care …

12 Language Experts Share 12 Tips to Learn a Language Faster

You're reading 12 Language Experts Share 12 Tips to Learn a Language Faster, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. …

30 Ways White People Say 'Black People' Without Actually Saying 'Black People'

1. Urban<p>2. Inner city<p>3. At risk<p>4. Low income<p>5. Thug<p>6. Welfare recipient/dependent<p>7. Any out of context reference to Chicago (This, btw, also works …

40 Ways White People Say ‘White People’ Without Actually Saying ‘White People’

<b>1.</b> Americans<p><b>2.</b> Real Americans<p><b>3.</b> Middle America<p><b>4.</b> Working-class Americans<p><b>5.</b> Patriots<p><b>6.</b> Europeans<p><b>7.</b> Southerners<p><b>8.</b> Midwesterners<p><b>9.</b> Millennials<p><b>10.</b> …

What's the Difference Between Gold and Silver Tequilas—And Which Should I Drink?

Some tequilas are made for sipping, not shooting. (A shocker, we know.)<p>There comes a time in every adult’s life when you realize tequila is for more …

John Oliver Sends China a Message In This Catchy Song on Last Week Tonight

After “roughly 4,000 different stories on New Zealand“ and one on Russell Crowe‘s jockstrap, John Oliver decided to devote the main story of <i>Last Week</i> …

These 18 Post-Apocalyptic Survival Life Hacks Will Keep You Alive At The End Of The World.

No matter what you see on the news, it’s unlikely our civilization is going to crash and burn within our lifetimes. But just because we don’t expect …

How to Read Airport Taxiway Signs

On your next flight, you might spend 25 minutes or more taxiing to the runway. Take a look out the window and you’ll spot a variety of signs — some …

8 Hurricane Preparedness Tips that Make A Lot of Sense

The scenes of destruction are still fresh on everyone’s mind. In fact, you can easily find plenty of neighborhoods that are still ravaged due to …

18 People Who Should Get a Nobel Prize for Their Life Hacks

If we needed to choose people to be with on a deserted island, we would definitely choose the guys from this article. If they can turn a stain on a …

25 Creative Life Hacks You’d Never Think Of In A Million Years.

Most of the time we forget to think outside of the box. We grow so accustomed to the way things work, we don’t even think twice about doing something …

How to Negotiate Your Salary: Managers’ 13 Top Tips

“Does anyone know how to negotiate salary?” my friend asks at one of our semiregular wine nights. Our conversations usually run the gamut from what’s …

Employment

U.S. officials prepare to thwart Chinese spying at Singapore summit

WASHINGTON — China may not have a seat at the table during President Donald Trump's upcoming nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but U.S. officials say they are preparing to counter the Chinese spies they expect to be all over Singapore next week seeking inside information on the …

Donald Trump

Russian Router Malware Just Got Much Worse: What to Do

Remember that Russian router malware warning from last week? The situation is even worse than we originally thought, and a whole lot more router …

How to Prepare Your Home for Long Term Travel

Going on vacation? If your travels take you far from home for an extended period of time, it's essential to make sure your house is prepared in advance for your long absence. Here are some tips for making sure your home stays safe from plumbing disasters, appliance mishaps and more while you are …

You're Definitely Not Washing Your Bath Towels Enough

On National Laundry Day (April 15, if you're curious), GE conducted a poll about the public's laundry habits. Pertaining to bath towels, "50% of …

Grilled Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

"Best poppers you'll have off your grill! Any left over cheese mixture makes a good spread for crackers while you're waiting."<p>Ingredients<p>8 ounces …