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Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

How To Tell Your Screenplay Sucks - Pitch a Movie | Submit a Short Film | Web Series and more

<b>HOW TO TELL YOUR SCREENPLAY SUCKS</b><p>As anyone who has read original motion picture screenplays for a living will tell you: Most screenplays suck. And …

Ten Signs Your Child Is in a Failing School District

In these days of Common Core State Standards and continuing attacks on public education by billionaires and their bought-and-paid-for legislators, parents need a few guidelines on how to tell if their child is in a failing school district.<p>It has nothing to do with low scores on state-mandated …

Education

Are you at risk of cancer? Anne Wojcicki's controversial home DNA testing kit will tell you

The US health watchdog has clamped down on 23andMe, the affordable DNA-testing service. Anne Wojcicki, its founder, is sticking to her guns<p>Anne Wojcicki, the founder and CEO of the genetic-testing company 23andMe, is at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History to speak at the annual …

Molecular Biology

The One Question That Could Save Your Financial Life

What if there was a way to know that you’re getting the best financial advice? To have absolute certainty that your investment plan is custom tailored to you and in your best interest?<p>While life (and investing) is rarely that simple, there is one sure way to know that your financial advisor is</i> …

Retirement

Tax filing tips to know before the deadline

The tax filing deadline of April 15 is just over a month away. A new study shows the average American only scores 51 percent, or an F, on a basic …

The Latest Round Of LinkedIn Changes: What You Need To Know

LinkedIn recently introduced a new look and feel to your home page and profile page, as well as additional features and a new pricing plan. The latter was designed to get more people to pay more – or pay at all (since most members are on the “free plan”).<p>This is not surprising. LinkedIn is an …

Marketing

Here’s how to unlock your phone under the new rules

Image copyright ponsulak / Shutterstock.com.New rules governing U.S. wireless carriers went into full effect on Wednesday, although many carriers had …

T-Mobile

Google Drive Is Offering 2GB Of Free Storage For Doing A Quick Security Checkup

Google is celebrating “Safer Internet Day” by offering 2GB of free Google Drive storage as a reward for performing a security checkup. To receive the free 2GB of storage on your Google Drive, you simply have to visit the Google’s security checkup website, log in to your Google account and quickly …

Google

Triclosan linked to liver damage, cancer in mice

The antimicrobial agent triclosan -- widely found in soaps, toothpastes, detergents and other cleansers beloved by germophobes, may promote scarring of the liver and the growth of cancerous liver tumors, says a new study.<p>That finding -- in male mice fed a daily dose of triclosan in their diet over …

Medical Research

‘Happy gene’ may increase chances of romantic relationships

Having a double dose of a gene that boosts levels of serotonin appears to increase students’ chances of romance<p>Chinese scientists claim to have found a gene variant that nudges up the odds of university students being in romantic relationships.<p>They found that students who inherited two copies of …

Job-Hunting Dilemma: 5 Reasons Why You Didn't Make The Cut

<i>This is a guest post by Jorg Stegemann, a headhunter</i> <i>focusing on Europe.</i> <i>You can read his blog, “My Job Thoughts: Career Advice From a Headhunter</i><i>,” and follow him on Twitter. His past articles for FORBES include “Seven Things A Headhunter Won’t Tell You.”</i><p>In today’s tough economic climate, a lot of …

Why this Millennial quit his 6-figure job and gave away most of his possessions

Joshua Fields Millburn, who at age 27 became the youngest director of operations at a large telecom company in the Midwest, had been asked to craft a plan to close eight retail stores and terminate 41 workers. But when he handed the report to his boss in early 2011, it included 42 names. At the top …

NASA Stumbles Upon A Dead Star That's 10 Million Times Brighter Than The Sun

Think our sun is bright? NASA says its NuSTAR space-based X-ray telescope has detected a dead star that pumps out as much energy as 10 million suns.<p>"You might think of this pulsar as the 'Mighty Mouse' of stellar remnants," Dr. Fiona A. Harrison, professor of physics and astronomy at the California …

Chris Hadfield's Stunning Photos From Space Will Give You A 'Truly Global Perspective' On Our Planet

From a bird's eye view of Niagara Falls to a breathtaking pic of the Windy City, astronaut Chris Hadfield became famous for his stunning photos of Earth from space.<p>Hadfield shared many of his photos via social media--but not the 150 images included in his new book, "You Are Here: Around the World …

Newly discovered space rock could explain booming life on Earth

Scientists think they've found a fragment of the asteroid destroyer that sparked a crucial meteor shower 470 million years ago<p>Researchers in Sweden have found a new class of meteorite. And according to <i>LiveScience</i>, that discovery — published in <i>Earth and Planetary Science Letters</i> — may be the missing …

Astronomers find supermassive black hole blasting molecular gas at 60

New research has solved a long-standing mystery surrounding the evolution of galaxies that deepens our understanding of the future of the Milky …

What is the shape of the universe?

From World Science U, Science Unplugged provides hundreds of short video answers to a wide range of questions from "What is a Higgs Particle?" to …

Black Holes

A New View of Europa

Europa is like a spherical ice cube that has partially melted. In fact, if you shook this small moon of Jupiter, you might hear a sloshing sound.<p>That’s because a deep, global ocean lies beneath the moon’s frozen, criss-crossed crust – an ocean that might be as much as 100 kilometers deep. In fact, …

Scientist find that 80 percent of all light in the Universe is missing

According to observations made by the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph on board the Hubble Space Telescope, the Universe is <i>missing</i> 80 percent of all its …

Americans Think These States Have The Most Unfair Tax Systems

After Washington, Americans think the following states have the most unfair tax systems:<p>Hawaii<br>• Arkansas<br>• Illinois<br>• Florida<br>• Indiana<br>• Mississippi<br>• Arizona<br>• Texas<br>• Tennessee<br>• Georgia<p>The survey also found that over 80% of Americans consider the US tax code "complex" or "extremely complex."<p>Out of over 1,000 survey …

Fake sweeteners may mess with the way our bodies metabolize sugar

Diet sodas and those packets of artificial sweetener you put in your coffee may not be as benign as we thought, a new study suggests.<p>High doses of artificial sweeteners like saccharin, sucralose and aspartame can change the population of healthy gut bacteria in mice and in some humans. And those …

Diabetes

Collider Reveals First Glimpse of Higgs Boson at Work

An extremely rare collision of massive subatomic particles could reveal the nuts and bolts of how the subatomic particles called Higgs bosons impart mass to other particles.<p>The Higgs boson particle, which was detected for the first time in 2012, is essentially tossed around like a ball between two …

Physics

Aspirin a day could dramatically cut cancer risk, says biggest study yet

Daily pill for middle-aged could save 130,000 lives over 20 years in Britain alone, scientists suggest<p>An aspirin a day could dramatically cut people's chances of getting and dying from common cancers, according to the most detailed review yet of the cheap drug's ability to stem disease.<p>More than …

15 Pictures Of 'The Most Alien-Looking Place On Earth'

Because of its extreme isolation from other land masses, Socotra has very unique plant life, a third of which can be found nowhere else in the world.<p>Not only are the plant endemic to Socotra, but they look weird as can be, causing people to refer to it as "the most alien-looking place on earth."

7 Steps in Dealing With Debt Collectors

Do you get calls from a debt collection agency? As embarrassing as it may feel, at least you’re not alone. According to a recent study, over a third of Americans have an average of about $5k of debt in collections. If you’re one of them, this not only hurts your chances of getting a loan but also …

5 Ways to Cut Cable but Keep All Your Shows

Trying to cut cable is like trying to quit smoking. You’ve been meaning to do it for years. You know exactly how much money you could save. You’re …