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2014 Favorite Five video list: DIY Science

How to make a Popsicle Stick Chain Reaction.<p>How to Make Balancing Sculptures.<p>How to Make the World’s Simplest Electric Toy Train.<p>How to make a Crazy Pool Vortex.<p>How to build your own Wave Machine physics demo.<p>We love DIY science experiments. These five videos are just a few examples of some of the best demonstrations that we’ve shared in 2014. There are dozens of other DIY science videos in the archives.

White Chicken Chili

5 stars based on 184 votes<p>I have tried countless recipes for White Chicken Chili over the years, from this popular “dump it all in a pot” recipe to …

Pantone's Marsala making you hungry? Here's how to eat the Color of the Year

When Pantone announced their official Color of the Year for 2015, fashionistas responded with a common reaction: hunger.<p>That's because Marsala, the earthy red hue of the moment, is named after the wine most popularly used in an Italian chicken dish. So if the recent announcement has sparked a …

31 Delicious Things To Cook In December

The best way to stay warm is to start eating and drinking and never stop.

5 Non-Evil Ways to Get People to Do What You Want, From Dan Pink

I’ve posted about getting people to like you, winning arguments and FBI methods for negotiation — but let’s take it to the next level.<p>There are ways …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

The 10 moments that changed science and engineering: in pictures - Telegraph

The Best Science Books of 2014

On the heels of the year’s most intelligent and imaginative children’s books come the most stimulating science books published this annum. (Step into the nonfictional time machine by revisiting the selections for 2013, 2012, and 2011.)<p>1. THE ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSE<p><i>“If we ever reach the point where we</i> …

8 Chef Upgrades for Roasted Potatoes

Roasted potatoes are a simple, satisfying side dish for any meal. Here are eight chef’s takes on this crowd-pleasing dish.<p>Roasted potatoes are a …

Easy Butternut Squash Soup

Servings: 6-8<p>Cook Time: 35 Minutes<p>Total Time: 50 Minutes<p>Ingredients<p>2 20-ounce packages (2-1/2 pounds) pre-cut butternut squash (if using fresh …

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

One September day in 2008, <b>Leonard Shlain</b> found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Shlain — a surgeon by training and a self-described “synthesizer by nature” …

Toast to National Rum Day with These Drink Recipes

August 16th is the sweet liquor's official day<p><b>Old Jamaican</b>1 1/2 oz. Appleton® Estate V/X Jamaica Rum3/4 oz. fresh squeezed-lime juice1/2 oz. Demerara syrup (2-1 sugar to water)Dash of orange bitters6 to 8 mint leavesChampagneMint sprig<p><b>Preparation:</b>Shake & double strain ingredients over fresh ice …

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7 Cover Letter Mistakes That Will Sink You

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>Cover letters don’t get a lot of love. And …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, …

The New Yorker Stories You Should Read Before the Paywall Goes Up

Yesterday, <i>The New Yorker</i> made all of its magazine pieces since 2007 freely available online for three months. After that time, everything will go …

Eat More Gluten: The Diet Fad Must Die

If you’ve got a hankering to make some money, now might be a good time to trademark a brand name for gluten-free salt. If they’re all taken, try …

31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From

There are so many words and phrases that we use in science fiction—and even science—without giving it much thought. But where did we get terms like …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

5 Secrets That Will Help You Master Conversation Skills

What are the fundamentals of conversation skills?<p>I’ve posted about the fundamentals of networking, and even how introverts can network but many …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

A Homemade Meal In Half The Time? Yep — It's Possible

Photo: Courtesy of America's Test Kitchen.<p>Lasagna isn’t usually a dish you can throw together at the last minute. Even with no-boil noodles, it takes …

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3 Stretches to Relieve Tension in Neck and Shoulders

Whether you have a job which requires hours of sitting at a desk, spend long periods driving a car, or you just walk with less-than-perfect posture, at some point you are most likely going to start experiencing discomfort in your neck and shoulders (if you haven't already). Fortunately, there are …

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5 Fabulous Beauty Tips

<b>Beauty Tip # 1: How to get makeup to last all day</b><p>Have you ever had one of those frustrating moments at the end of a long day when you look in the mirror and suddenly realize that your makeup has virtually melted off? Well, those days are long gone! Short of stashing makeup products in your purse, …

9 Chili Recipes That Are Like a Warm Hug

Is there anything better than a bowl of chili?<p>Really, though -- it's spiced, warm, and hearty; it's flexible enough to endure endless variations; and, above all, it's the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Whether you're vegan, gluten-free, or the dreaded picky eater, no one can turn up their nose at a bowl …

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15 jazz records for people who don't like jazz

<b>Busting the myth of jazz as a private island for the smug, middle-aged and lonely.</b><p>When the idea for this feature first came up it was with the …

All-TIME 100 Novels

Welcome to the massive, anguished, exalted undertaking that is the ALL TIME 100 books list. The parameters: English language novels published …

How To Rock 4 Awesome Vintage 'Dos

Whenever we're blasting our hair with turbo-powered blowdryers or yanking at our locks with technologically savvy flat irons, we can't help but think …

How to Make Lasagna Bolognese from Scratch

Layer by layer, our lasagna Bolognese builds flavors you simply can’t achieve by taking shortcuts. Impress your guests with this raveworthy dish<p>Maybe you’re not a <i>nonna</i>. And you didn’t inherit a faded recipe for lasagna Bolognese from one, either. Not to worry. What matters is that this version of …

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