Stephen Thornton

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9 Must-Have Apps for Touring Musicians

Whether you're about to embark on your very first tour or you're able to sell thousands of tickets overnight, touring is undoubtedly a taxing …

How to Make Tomato Soup

Community Tested<p>Tomato soup is a healthy, low-calorie comfort food. It is also a great way to warm up on a rainy day and it goes perfectly with …

How to Purify Water

Community Tested<p>Having access to clean water is vital for people, animals and plants. Water can be contaminated with pathogens, chemicals or other …

How to keep a one person Learning and Development team afloat

We understand that being a one person Learning and Development department can often feel like you are a solitary sailor charged with keeping a ship …

Where is Your Focus?

Two things I know about most humans. We wish we had more willpower, and we wish we could stay focused. (Most wish they could lose weight too, which, …

How To Stand In Front Of A Room Full Of People And Tell A Stellar Story

Whether it’s a board room or a banquet hall, speaking to an audience can be intimidating. Beyond imagining everyone in their underwear, how can you get past the stage fright to tell a riveting story?<p>It happened 18 years ago, but Kevin Allison remembers the moment like it was yesterday. He was up on …

Public Speaking

An Oral History of Ghostbusters

Who you gonna call? Everyone in the cast of Ghostbusters.<p><i>UPDATE:Soon, you can see it in theaters again!</i><p><b>Aykroyd. Murray. Ramis. Reitman. Believe it or not, it was 30 years ago that four brave men came together to battle ghosts, goblins, and, even scarier, New York City traffic. We take a look back</b> …

How to Make Flowers Made of Toilet Paper

Community Tested<p>Making flowers is a great way to decorate space. You can do so inexpensively and add your personal touch to a room. Toilet paper is a …

Spice Spice Baby: 17 Ways to Organize Your Spices

You like your meatballs a-spicy. Your lamb kebabs? Seasoned with skill. And you wouldn’t think of putting a bland salad anywhere near your dinner guests. Forget being a spice cadet. You’re a lieutenant of tang. And with your spice selection working so hard, it deserves a proper home that’s prettier …

10 Chinese Herbs to Cure What Ails You

Can Chinese herbs cure what ails you? Western medicine, which has been slow to embrace the 5,000-year-old practice of traditional Chinese medicine, …

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11 Super Herbs and Spices for Your Health

There’s a reason explorers traveled thousands of miles and crossed oceans for herbs and spices. Besides making cuisine more delectable, they’ve been long used to promote health and cure disease.<p>We’ve already covered the super foods you should consider, so this time we’ll take a look at the herbs …

Garlic and Ginger as Chinese Cooking Ingredients

Few cultures are as passionately devoted to food as the Chinese, and two ingredients that are integral to Asian cooking are garlic and ginger. The …

Spice It Up! The Stories and the Places Behind the Spices

<i>Mulled wine, also known as glögg, glühwein or vin chaud. Wikimedia Commons.</i><p>This holiday season, while you're sipping mulled wine and nibbling gingerbread, impress your company with some spicy knowledge. I'm talking about <b>spices</b>, those dried, powdery substances (roots, bark and seeds) that were once …

These 10 Spices Will Instantly Make You A Better Cook

For all of you out there who think you just can't cook, we have something to tell you: yes, you can. Julia Child wasn't lying when she said anyone can cook. She may have been talking about French cooking, but it's true for all types of cuisine.<p>There's no magic to cooking. People aren't born with a …

20 Regional Chains We Wish Would Go National

5 Underrated Cleaning Items You Shouldn't Skip

Make sure your arsenal is fully stocked.<p>Cleaning is a simple fact of life, and anything that helps us get the job done faster is welcome. We spoke with Sandy Hausner, a veteran at Crate & Barrel who helped develop their cleaning and organizing lines, to share which oft-forgetton staples are …

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How to Season a Steak

A great beefsteak with a crispy outer crust and tender interior starts with the right seasoning. Steak seasoning technique involves accurate timing …

How to Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin

Do you tend to hang back, stay quiet, and try not to put yourself out there? Don’t worry – plenty of people don’t feel comfortable in their own skin. …

How to Plot Polar Coordinates

The familiar rectangular grid is an easy system to learn, but it is not convenient in all situations. What if you want to plot the spokes on a wheel, …

2014 Golden Globe Nominations: ‘Gravity,’ ‘Wolf of Wall Street,’ ‘Girls,’ and More

Award Season<p>The films 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle were the big winners in the 2014 Golden Globe nominations, each getting seven nods. See …

Science WTF on Twitter: "All without you even thinking about it. http://t.co/ORApev9piC"

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The Best Companies To Work For In 2014

Boston-based consulting giant Bain & Co. finds itself at the top of several prestigious rankings. It holds the No. 2 spot on Vault’s <i>Consulting 50</i>; it has been named the <i>Best Firm to Work For</i> by <i>Consulting</i> magazinefor eleven consecutive years; it ranks among the Human Rights Campaign’s <i>Best Places to</i> …

Ireland's tough economic policies to continue, says finance minister

<b>The Irish Republic's exit from its bailout rescue is a "milestone" but not the end of the road, the country's finance minister has said.</b><p>Michael Noonan told a press conference marking the exit that Ireland's deficit and debt was still far too high.<p>Ireland has become the first eurozone nation to …

R.I.P. Jazz Guitarist Jim Hall

Jazz guitarist Jim Hall has died. The Associated Press reports that he died in his sleep following a short illness. He was 83.<p>Hall started playing guitar at age 10. In the 1950s, he played around the West Coast with Chico Hamilton and Jimmy Giuffre. Later, he moved East, where he worked with Sonny …

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How to Predict the Weather Without a Forecast

Generally, most of us rely on forecasts to tell us what kind of weather to expect. However, it is possible to predict the weather using your skills …

Weather