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Ewoks are Sci-Fi’s Most Dangerous Warriors

By Patrick S. TomlinsonThat’s right, you heard me. I know most of you in fandom believe the only thing ewoks could kill is the Star Wars franchise, …

Want Your Kids (or Employees) to Have More Grit? Add This Rule

The "Hard Thing Rule" could increase passion and perseverance.<p>Science has recently demonstrated what many entrepreneurs always suspected: When it comes to success, there are more important factors than mere intelligence. In fact, the research of Angela Duckworth has shown that grit--passion and …

You May Not Drink Pumpkin Beer This Fall

Pumpkin beer fans, beware: As we head into peak pumpkin season, some craft beer producers are struggling to source the beloved gourd for their fall …

How to watch the Olympics on Apple TV

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio are set to be the most streamed event in sporting history thanks to NBC’s plan to live-stream all 34 sports. Apple TV users can get in on the 4,500 hours of coverage that starts on August 5th even if you don’t have a cable subscription.<p>Here’s how to watch all the …

What We Learn from Elizabeth Warren

Charlie Pierce's landmark 2014 profile, reprinted in full.<p><i>Sir Thomas More: Why not be a teacher? You'd be a fine teacher. Perhaps, a great one.</i><p><i>Rich: And if I was who would know it?</i><p><i>More: You, your pupils, your friends, God. Not a bad public, that...oh, and a quiet life.—Robert Bolt, A Man for All</i> …

“Welfare” money often isn’t spent on welfare.

<i>This article is part of the series “Welfare Reform: 20 Years Later,” a collaboration between Slate and Marketplace. You can listen to Marketplace’s</i> …

My full-time working mom taught me what parenting is truly about with daily lunchbox letters

1/<p>Here's a picture of my mom and me in 2003 on the left, and again in 2013 on the right.<p>Skye Gould<p>2/<p>This is the shoebox I kept the letters in. We …

Parenting

How to Use Epoxy Resin Like a Pro

Epoxy has several advantages over other adhesives and fillers. It can fill gaps and still retain strength, it's waterproof, and it sticks well to …

Beer Cellaring 101: Which Beers Are Best Suited To Ageing?

Successful people “think” success all the time. That is why their goals are firmly lodged in their subconscious. The subconscious is brilliant at …

Motivation

Apple TV 4 Siri Remote Has Received A Hardware Update

Apple has released a hardware update for the Apple TV 4 Siri Remote and in this article we’ll tell you how to install it. The old remote from the …

Smart TV

The best custom keyboard for the iPhone is now on Android too

Slash's main feature is a blue forward slash key that sits at the bottom of the keyboard. This slash works wonders by allowing you to call up things from your favorite apps without leaving messages (or whatever app you are typing in, let's say Twitter).<p>Here's an example of how Slash works.<p>If you …

Apps

Endless Apps

<i>Even the best food could use a dash of ones and zeros. Geek out with us as we explore the intersection of food and technology this month.</i><p>Food TV has …

How America’s Dullest City Got Cool

One meeting, a visionary planner and old-fashioned Iowan cooperation reinvented Des Moines.<p>The capital of Iowa has long had a reputation as one of the least hip, least interesting and least dynamic cities in the Western world, a dull insurance town set amid the unending corn fields of flyover …

Urban Design

NPR

Chris Kimball, 64, is also leaving his spot as the editor-in-chief of Cook's Illustrated magazine.

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend

Here are 25 books recommended by some of the top CEOs in the world to kick off your reading list.<p>Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few …

10 Oktoberfests to Visit If You Can't Make it To Munich

As throngs of thirsty folk head to the halls for Oktoberfest 2015, we round up our favorite Oktoberfests around the country.<p><i>This post originally appeared in 2014 and has been updated.</i><p>Oktoberfest, Fredericksburg, Texas<p>Texas has strong ties to Germany—Texas German, a dialect, is still used amongst …

The Single Most Important Parenting Action We Can Take Today

A few years ago, my dad apologized for being distracted throughout my childhood. "I'm deeply sorry for that," he wrote. "I hope you always knew how much I loved you."<p>My dad didn't go into detail about what he was sorry for... He didn't need to. I knew. I remember.<p>But I remember something more.<p>I …

Parenting

6 great apps for craft beer lovers

Nothing is spared the march of technology – not even getting a beer. But the good news for craft beer lovers is there are a number of apps on the …

10 influential pulp novels that are criminally good

American pulp fiction first appeared on cheap, wood pulp paper. In the early 20th century, it lived in fiction magazines that cost no more than a …

10 of the Best Farmers Market Tips We Learned from Cookbooks

Now that it’s the end of June, we’re finding ourselves at the sunny pole farthest from the dead-of-winter farmers market. It is prime market season and we’re giddy. Favas! Bristly-fuzzy peaches! Tomatoes! Real tomatoes!<p>With so much produce to choose from, we’re turning to some of the people who …

11 secret features hidden in your Mac

But there's hope!<p>We've put together some great tips and tricks that can show you how to save time using your Mac, from taking advantage of its hidden calculator to discovering the tiny but useful icon that has been right in front of your face the entire time.

12 Summer Lunches for Kids That Take Advantage of Eating at Home

School's almost out for the summer, which means it's time to start serving kids lunch right at home.<p>Picasa<p>Tired-mom confession: I’m kind of psyched …

David Letterman Hosts His Final Broadcast

11 Great Outdoor Bars for Beer Lovers in New York City

It's that beautiful time of year, the season of long, sunny days, and cold, cold beer. And sure, sitting at the local watering hole with a cheap pint is great, but for those who love beer, there are better options out there. Whether you're looking for a secluded patio, prime street-side people …

The Best Free Educational Websites for Kids Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on May 14, 2015<p>The Best Free Educational Websites for Kids Infographic presents the top website where kids can have fun and learn all at the …

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Success

Beer Man: Smoove Opferator balances chocolate, nuts

<i>Beer Man is a weekly profile of beers from across the country and around the world.</i><p><b>This week: Smoove Opferator</b><p>Toppling Goliath Brewing Co., Decorah, Iowa<p>www.tgbrews.com<p>With its name, Smoove Opferator might be mistaken for a dopplebock since it is tradition to end the names of that style with …