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12 'Harry Potter' Secrets You Didn't Know J.K. Rowling Revealed

The Chamber of Secrets has been opened!<p>It's Harry Potter's birthday, and you know what that means: time to get riddikulus.<p>It's hard to believe, but the boy wizard, who was born July 31, 1980, is turning 35 this year. Perhaps even harder to believe is that we still don't know everything about him. …

An FBI Behavior Expert Reveals 7 Ways To Get People To Like You

Research shows relationships are vital to happiness and networking is the key to getting jobs and building a fulfilling career.<p>But what's the best way to build rapport and create trust? Plain and simple, who can explain how to get people to like you?<p>Robin Dreeke can.<p>Robin was head of the FBI's …

Why doesn’t everyone believe in God?: The skeptical brain may hold the answer

Most Americans who grew up in religious households are still religious. But what about the ones who aren’t?<p>Christopher Obal used to be a Christian. He grew up in Queens, New York, and when he was 5 years old, his parents left Catholicism for a very different form of Christianity. While they didn’t …

Let it go, Confederate flag defenders: Nobody is trying to “abolish” the history of slavery and the South

Two different national stories show why it’s time to move on<p>"It was my decision and I didn’t think it was going to be a big deal," says Minnesota volunteer firefighter Brian Nielsen. "But boy was I wrong." Boy, indeed. That's what you learn when you fly a Confederate flag on the back of a fire …

“You want me to take f**king out of the Scrabble dictionary?”

My boss needed me to take all the offensive words out of the Scrabble dictionary. What an impossible, sh**ty task<p>In the early 1990s, two women were playing Scrabble in suburban Washington, D.C. At one point in the game, a word was challenged. The players decided to settle the dispute by checking …

Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryThe Trap of “Abortion Reversal” Ruth Graham A newly touted procedure might let women halt the effects of the abortion pill. It’s sparking …

The traits that make human beings unique

We’re all just animals… right? Not so fast, says Melissa Hogenboom, a few things make us different from any other species.<p>"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds." So said the physicist Robert Oppenheimer, who helped to invent the atomic bomb.<p>The two bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in …

8 Ways To Stop Over-Thinking And Find Peace In The Present Moment

bodymindsoulspirit | November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments<p>by Dr. Kelly Neff <i><br>TheMindUnleashed</i>,<p>We all do our best to stay positive, but occasionally we can slip …

17 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."<p><b>1.</b> Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you're standing up). Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes – and this has been measured. At the top of Mount …

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What the Hell Is Sleep Hygiene?

Sleep hygiene doesn’t mean you remembered to wash behind your ears or between your toes before you climbed into bed. Nor does it refer to your freshly laundered bed linens/the cleanliness of your bed linens. (For more on that, see "How Often Should I Wash My Sheets?")<p>The term "sleep hygiene" refers …

5 Tips to Organize Your Day for Maximum Productivity

Whether you're the type of person that jumps out of bed before your alarm clock or the kind that doesn't officially start your day until that second cup of coffee, we can all use a little push in the morning. Follow these tips to help you make the most out of your day and achieve maximum …

How to Use a Simple Pocket Notebook to Change Your Life

A few days ago, in Monday’s Reader Mailbag, I made an off-hand reference to my own use of pocket notebooks, where I wrote a paragraph or two about …

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How to Expand Your Vocabulary

As copyeditor here at Gear Patrol, I’m responsible for the words. All the words. All the thousands of words that you read every day (if you’re loyal) …

What Is the Protocol When a Guest Dies in a Hotel Room?

<i>What is the typical protocol for a hotel to follow when a guest is found dead in their room?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and</i> …

The entire world fits in New York City

If all the world's people stood really close, how much room would they take up? You probably haven't had the time or inclination to consider this question, which is why you should be grateful for Tim Urban of the blog Wait But Why. Urban chose to investigate this question in a recent post with lots …

Increase Your IQ: 5 Things You Should Be Doing Every Day | Inc.com

If you want to witness the magic of the human brain in action, play the matching game with a 4-year-old–you know, the classic game where the tiles are arranged face down and players take turns flipping them over to find pairs. You’ll see what I mean as you watch that wonderful little brain doing …