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How Tree Trunks Are Cut to Produce Wood With Different Appearances and Uses

As wood is one of the most widely-used materials in the world, architects are accustomed to being able to easily obtain sawn wood at a nearby store. …

Woodworking

China is the greatest, growing threat to America

d7091849-235f-4aa1-b63c-e86477e9cfe6<p>China is the greatest, growing threat to …

Health Care

A Meeting Agenda Guide That Actually Works (Infographic)

Running a meeting isn't always easy. However, this guide will make them a piece of cake.<p>2 min read<p>Meetings can go two ways: They can end up being hour-long slow-talking processes that rarely cover what they needed to cover, or they can be productive, to-the-point collaborative get-togethers that …

Infographics

A Location-Sharing Disaster Shows How Exposed You Really Are

There are plenty of guides available on how to protect your data, how to secure yourself online, and how to stop digital snoops from tracking you …

Privacy

My Adventures With the Trip Doctors

How a group of researchers and renegades are pushing hallucinogenic drugs into mainstream medicine.

Drugs

A Tree for the Earth Mother

December 31, 2017 by Rev. Jean (Drum) Pagano<p>We Are All Druids<p>There are many kinds of Druids: British Druid Order, Anglesey Druid Order, OBOD, ADF, …

Spirituality

What is Druidry?

April 19, 2017 by Melissa Hill<p>Many Traditions of Druidry:<p>Modern Druidry is quite different that the image of old Celtic wise men the word Druid …

Spirituality

‘The Expanse’: 5 Reasons Why Amazon Needs to Save the Sci-Fi Drama

Imagine canceling "Game of Thrones" before the Red Wedding. That's what just happened to "The Expanse."<p><b>UPDATED:</b> When fans cry out for someone to save …

TV

Senate votes to reverse FCC order and restore net neutrality

The Senate today voted 52-47 to disapprove the FCC’s recent order replacing 2015’s net neutrality rules, a pleasant surprise for internet advocates and consumers throughout the country. Although the disapproval will almost certainly not lead to the new rules being undone, it is a powerful statement …

Net Neutrality

Your social security number probably got leaked and that’s very, very bad

The Equifax hack exposed more than 100 million people to the worst kind of identity theft.<p><i>Update: 5/10/20/18: Earlier this week, documents provided to the Securities Exchange Commission exposed some staggering numbers that come from Equifax's internal investigation of the breach. Here are the stats</i> …

Identity Theft

The secrets of the ‘high-potential’ personality

Are there six traits that could really mark out your potential to achieve?<p>Are you curious, conscientious and competitive? Do you also have the more mysterious qualities of “high adjustment”, “ambiguity acceptance” and “risk approach”? If so, congratulations! According to new psychological research, …

Psychology

A Design Lab Is Making Rituals for Secular People

Will it work?<p>Religions have long been the dominant suppliers of rituals, gamely stepping in with an answer to every question from <i>How do I celebrate the birth of my baby boy?</i> to <i>How can I transfer my own sins onto a live chicken?</i> But in an age of increasing religious disaffiliation, these rituals now …

Columbia University

11 Best Vanguard Index Funds to Buy for Low-Cost Quality

Vanguard index funds are among the market’s greatest champions of low-cost investing.<p>The company is a pioneer, launching the first index fund – the …

Investing

Diversifying Your Portfolio 101: How Many Stocks Should You Own?

Deciding how many stocks to own in your portfolio could make or break your investment returns. Here are three simple approaches to portfolio …

Investing

Why a Daily Habit of Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science

Consuming the written word is exceptionally good for people.<p>Twenty six percent of adults in the United States have not read even a portion of a book within the last year. It's an unfortunate reality considering that researchers have found that consuming the written word is exceptionally good for …

The Brain

People slept on Syfy’s The Expanse, and now it’s canceled

Syfy does a hard burn away, but streaming services may show up for salvage rights<p><i>The Expanse</i>, a spacefaring drama that first premiered in 2015, is being set adrift. Syfy has declined to renew the series, the network confirmed to Deadline last night. That means the show’s third season, which is …

Science Fiction

Money advice for new grads — and some old-school wisdom

Many basic principles about saving and investing don’t change. But plenty of other things do, including the economy, tax law and employment trends. So we asked leading personal finance experts to share with us the best money advice they ever received, as well as what they would tell today’s new …

Personal Finance

How to spot the signs of Alzheimer's in your friends and loved ones

It was revealed today that Dame Barbara Windsor has Alzheimer's. The EastEnders and Carry On actress's husband, Scott Mitchell, broke the news after growing rumours of her worsening health.<p>Windsor was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2014, and the symptoms have gradually deteriorated. "Since her 80th …

Dementia

Some, A Minimalist Animation Based Upon a Poem About the Range of Emotions Felt on a Daily Basis

“Some” by Ryan Rumbolt of the Halifax animation house Wonderlust is a really beautiful animation that invokes the minimalist spirit of designer …

Animation

200 dropped wallets- the 20 MOST and LEAST HONEST cities

YouTube

The Most Efficient Way to Keep Your Resume Up to Date

Looking for a job is difficult under the best of circumstances, and it gets considerably more so when you’re not prepared. Optimistically, we stick …

Employment

The Senate has forced a vote to restore net neutrality

Senators expect a vote next week on a new resolution to restore the 2015 Open Internet Order<p>Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and 32 other Democrats have submitted a new discharge petition under the Congressional Review Act, setting the stage for a full congressional vote to restore net neutrality. Because of …

Net Neutrality

Yes, Pluto is a planet

Three years ago, NASA’s New Horizons, the fastest spaceship ever launched, raced past Pluto, spectacularly revealing the wonders of that newly seen world. This coming New Year’s Eve — if all goes well on board this small robot operating extremely far from home — it will treat us to images of the …

Solar System

I'm a financial planner — here are the best pieces of advice I can give you about what to do with your cash

Want to hear some scary financial statistics?<p>Seventy-eight percent of American workers today say they live paycheck to paycheck.<p>Only 39% of Americans feel they could cover a $1,000 emergency if something happened to them tomorrow.<p>These numbers indicate that most people probably worry about whether …

Personal Finance

U.S. 'net neutrality' rules will expire on June 11: FCC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Landmark U.S. "net neutrality" rules will expire on June 11, and new regulations handing providers broad new power over how consumers can access the internet will take effect, the Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday in setting the date.<p>The FCC in December …

Net Neutrality

19 Incredibly Useful Websites You’ll Wish You Knew Earlier

We tend to think of learning a new skill or “going back to school” as something you’d do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your …

Learning

How To Achieve Your 10-Year Plan In The Next 6 Months

“How can you achieve your 10 year plan in the next 6 months?” — Peter Thiel<p>How much time does something really take to accomplish?<p>Before answering …

Self-improvement

How to Pay Zero Taxes Legally in Retirement

And when you pay zero taxes, you shouldn't be doing it the way most people do it -- which is by being broke.<p>5 min read<p>Are you gambling your retirement savings on the idea that your taxes will be lower when you retire? If so, I’ve got some bad news. If you have your retirement savings in a …

Retirement

These Are the Best Bourbons Under $50

Advice from the experts on how to get more bang for your boozy buck.<p>Looking to upgrade your bourbon stash without dropping a few hundred dollars on Pappy Van Winkle? Yeah, us too. The good news is that there’s a ton of great bourbon available at a relatively low price point, from old school deep …

Whiskey

The 10 Best Margaritas in America, According to Yelp Reviewers

From California to Tennessee.<p>Nothing pairs better with warm weather and delicious Mexican food like an ice-cold margarita with a salted rim.<p>This …

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