Dr.Ranjit Peter

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Jetiquette: Is It Rude to Bring Food Onto an Airplane?

<i>Welcome to</i> <b>Jetiquette</b><b>,</b> <i>a TPG column that explores the etiquette — the fragile social contracts, the delicate dos and don’ts — of air travel. Have an</i> …

Blue Cheese

Pulses of light restored hearing in gerbils. Could that lead to higher-tech cochlear implants?

Could light one day be used to restore hearing?<p>To try to answer that question, a team of German bioengineers surgically installed coiled strips of …

Neurophilosophy

You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

Motivation

The mind-bendy weirdness of the number zero, explained

We explain nothing.<p>The computer you’re reading this article on right now runs on a binary — strings of zeros and ones. Without zero, modern electronics wouldn’t exist. Without zero, there’s no calculus, which means no modern engineering or automation. Without zero, much of our modern world …

Mathematics

If You Want to Be a Great Leader, You'll Need 1 Simple Attribute

Learn this if you're a leader today, or want to be a leader in the future.<p>Rewind through your career and analyze your past leaders. What were they like? How did you respond to them? Which ones were the worst? Which were the best? What did you learn from all of them?<p>As you recall each of your former …

Leadership

20+ Rare Vintage Photos Of Grocery Stores That May Surprise You

Have you ever walked through the grocery store aisles and spotted someone who looked like they just rolled out of bed? I mean literally in their …

rarevintagephotos

Warren Buffett Says These Simple Habits That Most of Us Ignore Separate Successful People From Everyone Else

The Oracle of Omaha wants you to succeed with these simple habits that even a 14-year-old could pull off.<p>Sometimes, I just have to shake my head at Warren Buffett's wisdom. Is it earth-shattering? Hardly.<p>At 87 years young, he keeps imparting on us the simplest advice that has made him a success …

Self-improvement

Essential Etiquette Rules for the Window, Center, and Aisle Airplane Seats

So you've got an upcoming flight. You've expertly packed your carry-on and you've got more mini travel beauty products than you can count. Now what? …

Luxury Travel

16:8 fasting diet actually works, study finds

A form of intermittent fasting known as the 16:8 diet helps obese individuals to lose weight and lower their blood pressure, according to a new study.<p>…

Holistic Medicine

What Your Web Browser's Incognito Mode Really Does

You don’t have to be a computer whiz to grasp the value of private web browsing. At a time when consumers are worried about the data Facebook and …

IT security

Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company

Henry Ford (1863-1947)<p>On June 16, 1903, American entrepreneur <b>Henry Ford</b> founded the Ford Motor Company with $28,000 capital. It was not Henry Ford’s …

Ford Motor Company

7 Innovative Productivity Tools You Probably Haven't Heard of

Getting into a zone of flow often happens with the help of technology.<p>Getting into a zone of flow--a magical feeling of cranking out excellent work without distraction or losing momentum--often happens with the help of technology. Here are several interesting websites, apps or platforms to make …

San Francisco

Saying Yes to Any of These 8 Questions Reveals You're Way More Emotionally Intelligent Than You Think

Ever wonder what your strengths and limitations are in emotional intelligence? Now you know.<p>There's no shortage of content available on the popular topic emotional intelligence -- it's everywhere, and found to be one of the most desired qualities for personal and professional development.<p>But …

Emotional Intelligence

Use These Facebook Apps To Help Grow Your Page

Growing a fan base on Facebook can no longer be one without the help of advertising. But there are apps that can help you to reach more people in …

A Traveller’s Record of Syrian Monuments Before the War

In April, 2009, Peter Aaron, a veteran architectural photographer, went on vacation with his family, to Syria. It was about one year into President Obama’s first term, long before the name <i>ISIS</i> was broadly known. That same month, Seymour Hersh would write with a note of optimism, in this magazine, …

In Labeling Coffee a Carcinogen, California Leaps Ahead of the Science

There is a universe of difference between something that might cause cancer and something known to do so. California should take heed.<p>Maybe you were …

The Common People and Philosophers of Plato’s Ideal Society

The man who, more than any other, elected Socrates as his guide and teacher was Plato. Because Socrates left no writings, Plato used him as a fictional character to express the essence of his philosophy through the use of dialogues. Born into an aristocratic family in 427 B.C., the fifth year of …

Elon Musk’s ‘time blocking’ method: How to manage time effectively even if your schedule is hectic

Elon Musk is possibly the busiest man on earth right now.<p>The billionaire founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, usually spends up to 100 hours a week …

How to do internet research

The internet is a wonderful resource. It has all the information that students are likely to need about every topic they are studying. Internet …

He Was Dying. Antibiotics Weren’t Working. Then Doctors Tried a Forgotten Treatment.

Steffanie Strathdee hunched over her laptop, fretting. She barely noticed the kittens asleep next to her or the serene Buddha figure across the …

12 Tips for Treadmill Running

There are lots of benefits to treadmill running, and it's a great alternative for runners when unfavorable weather or safety issues make it …

10 Best Search Engines In The World [2018 Edition]

Looking for the list of best search engines (2018) in the world?<p>In this article, we test & list the best internet search engines and popular …

7 Bad Habits Truly Wealthy People Never Have

Almost all of those in the 1 percent have this in common: They don't spend their time doing these things.<p><i>What does the 1 percent do with their time compared to the 99 percent? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

Success

7 Psychological Biases You Need To Understand To Become A Stronger Person

It is easy to point out the ways in which other people fail to see their own biases and perceptions. It’s harder is to recognize our own. There’s even a term for this: the bias “blind spot,” first coined by social psychologists Emily Pronin, Daniel Lin and Lee Ross.<p>We can attribute this to …

Psychology

A top Texas butcher shares how to make proper beef jerky at home

Shawn Knowles is a self-described “old-school butcher” and owner of Old Town Market in Lewisville, Texas. He began working at the shop when his …

Newly-discovered human organ may help explain how cancer spreads

A newly discovered network of fluid-filled channels in the human body may be a previously-unknown organ, and it seems to help transport cancer cells …

Want to Be a Great Leader? The Smartest Ones Start by Doing These 4 Rare Things

If you want your employees to respect you and give you exceptional performance, adopt these four behaviors of the best leaders.<p>Do you work for a boss who has been defined as a "driver?" You know, he or she "drives performance" and "drives results." Maybe even "drives people?" (Maybe into the …

workimprovement

The Right Way to Remove a Tick

It’s a myth that ticks die off in winter. It’s true that they stop seeking blood meals when the weather is freezing. But they can survive quite well …

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 …

This technique will instantly make you the most productive person you know

Life is busy. We’re all constantly running a million miles an hour, trying to accomplish everything as if we were superheroes.<p>Whether you’re a …