Charles Latimore

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Why it pays to be a big fish in a small pond

Surrounding yourself with talented individuals can sometimes backfire – as some intriguing studies of top athletes show.<p>Watching nail-biting sports dramas play out this summer, you may struggle to see any parallel with your own career.<p>What could a teacher, lawyer or engineer possibly learn from …

National University of Singapore

What if we knew when and how we'd die?

Even a 42.8 millisecond flash of the word “death” across a computer screen is enough to make us act differently – and not always for the better.<p>You and everyone you’ve ever known will someday die. According to some psychologists, this uncomfortable truth constantly lurks in the back of our minds …

Psychology

We Asked Couples How They Make Threesomes Work

Do couples who threesome together stay together? I decided to find out.<p>Judging by the spread of new apps designed to hook couples up with an extra pair of hands or feet or whatever it is they so desire, the “third” has been enjoying a bit of a cultural moment. Chances are if you’ve been swiping …

5 Essential Colognes That'll Always Be in Style

You need a good scent—and you can't go wrong with any of these.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>Style is more than the clothes on your back or the watch on your wrist—it's how you present yourself. …

Bottle feeding is a woman's right, midwives told

<b>If a woman decides not to breastfeed her baby it is her choice and must be respected, midwives are being told.</b><p>The Royal College of Midwives' new position statement makes it explicitly clear that women should be supported if, after being given advice, information and support, they opt to bottle feed …

Looking for Life on a Flat Earth

What a burgeoning movement says about science, solace, and how a theory becomes truth.<p>On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California, successfully launched himself above the Mojave Desert in a homemade steam-powered rocket. …

Flat Earth Society

Total Duration

Does vaginal seeding boost health?

<b>Should Caesarean-section babies be smeared with a sample of their mother's vaginal fluids as soon as they are born?</b><p>"Vaginal seeding" is not mainstream medicine, but it is growing in popularity.<p>The idea is to give these newborns something they missed when they emerged into the world - the good …

The 10 Best Workout Moves For Your Back

Add these workout moves to your routine to sculpt a bigger, stronger back.<p>When you're in the gym, what's your main focus? What you see in the mirror when you face up to yourself—or what everyone else sees when you turn away? If you're like most guys, the answer is probably the former, and chest day …

Workouts

Here's Even More Evidence That Hand Dryers Are Pretty Disgusting

A new study found that they're actually blowing bacteria onto your hands. Gross!<p>Bad news, everybody. It looks like bathroom hand dryers, while more environmentally friendly than paper towels, might actually be pretty disgusting. Back in 2016, a study found that those fancy Dyson air dryers spread …

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

The 87-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Let's revisit it.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest …

Self-improvement

Ruger resurrects their pistol caliber carbine line with the 9mm PC (VIDEOS)

The pistol-caliber 9mm PC Carbine from Ruger can be configured to accept SR9, Security-9, Ruger American Pistol, or Glock magazines. (<i>Photo: …

Customers

A Male Escort Answers 21 Questions About Getting Paid to Sleep with Successful Women

"I had plenty of orgies when I was younger so it’s nothing I haven’t done before."<p><i>Madison James works as an escort in London and also runs his own mortgage brokerage company. He also blogs about his experiences.</i><p>1. How did you come to work as an escort?<p>I get asked this question quite a lot. I …

Aerial Footage of a Trucker's Masterful Parking Skills Is the Most Satisfying Thing to Watch

Have you ever felt like you deserved the Nobel Prize in trigonometry after successfully parallel parking your compact car? Sadly, your skills can’t …

This Is How Long You Really Need to Hold a Plank to See Results

Hint: It's not as long as you think<p>The concept of a plank is pretty simple: You hold yourself up in a pushup position for a set period of time to tone your core, glutes, and hamstrings. But while you probably already know how to do a plank, you might be hazy on how long you should actually hold one …

How to Do 16 Different Types of Push-ups

Push-ups are pretty damn hard. My high school cheerleading coach insisted that the whole squad could bang out 20 push-ups by the time summer cheer …

Workouts

Does the world need polymaths?

<b>Two hundred years ago, it was still possible for one person to be a leader in several different fields of inquiry. Today that is no longer the case. So is there a role in today's world for the polymath - someone who knows a lot about a lot of things?</b><p>"The winner of the 1964 Nobel Prize winner in …

Medical school without the ‘sage on a stage’

When the University of Vermont's medical school opens for the year in the summer of 2019, it will be missing something that all but one of its peer institutions have: lectures.<p>The Larner College of Medicine is scheduled to become the first U.S. medical school to eliminate lectures from its …

Flipped Classroom

The subtle power of uncomfortable silences

In business and in life, it could help you to get acquainted with the power of the pause.<p>At your next meeting, wait for a pause in conversation and try to measure how long it lasts.<p>Chances are – especially among English speakers – it will be a second or two at most.<p>Anglophones tend to be most …

Benefit fraudster 'too weak to walk' climbed Kilimanjaro

<b>A benefits cheat who said he could not walk more than 50 metres climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and won a triathlon.</b><p>Mark Lloyd, of Ynysybwl, Rhondda Cynon Taff, claimed £6,551.80 in Personal Independence Payments, saying a slipped disc in his back left him in agony.<p>At the same time, the 33-year-old …

The tricks to make yourself effortlessly charming

From the first moment you walk into a room people are making judgements about how much they like you. Fortunately, there are ways to improve your chances<p><i>Editor’s Note (December 21, 2017): Through to the end of the year, BBC Capital is bringing back some of your favourite stories from 2017.</i><p>Most of …

You look more powerful in photos when facing to the right — here's why

People look more powerful, athletes more elegant, and cars faster when they appear facing to the right.<p>This mind-blowing insight comes from Simone Schnall, director of the Cambridge Embodied Cognition and Emotion Lab, who described this trait, called spatial agency bias, for an Edge.com feature on …

IQ Millenial Question

11 books President Obama thinks everyone should read

Barack Obama is a major bookworm.<p>In his book "Dreams from My Father," he reflected on his lifelong love of literature: "When I wasn't working, the weekends would usually find me alone in an empty apartment, making do with the company of books."<p>Recently, the outgoing US president sat down with New …

Books

The neuroscience of changing your mind

This is the first of three You Are Not So Smart episodes about the "backfire effect." In it, I interview a team of neuroscientists who put people in …

25 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Make You Think Deeply About Life

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

Stoicism Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Mentally Strong

Grit. Resilience. Mental toughness. We hear a lot about them these days. But maybe we shouldn’t. Why?Because there have been good solutions to the …

Watch: The Mathematics of Winning Monopoly

In this 20-minute video, two mathematicians play Monopoly and work out how to win at it...using math.<p>The mathematicians are Dr. Hannah Fry and Matt …

Why Time’s Trump Cover Is A Subversive Work of Political Art — Even A Year Later

<i>Time Magazine put Donald Trump on its cover last year. The Forward’s Jake Romm called the cover shot a covert act of political subversion. It became</i> …

The Birth Control Handbook: The Underground Student Publication That Let Women Take Control of Their Bodies (1968)

Central to Michel Foucault’s theory of “governmentality” is what he calls “biopower,” an "explosion of numerous and diverse techniques for achieving …