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How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

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Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

Robert Downey Jr: from lost cause to highest-paid Hollywood actor

Fifteen years ago, Robert Downey Jr was sleeping on his assistant's sofa, addicted to heroin, cocaine and alcohol, and with only the first of several …

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10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

Soccer Fan Invited Onto Team Bus After Running Alongside It For Miles

Dreams really do come true. Especially when you run after them for five miles.<p>The Arsenal football club is currently on a preseason tour of Asia. While in Vietnam, they encountered a very determined young fan who ran alongside the team bus for "about five miles," according to goalkeeper Wojciech …

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Man Wrestles 7-Foot Shark to Nantucket Beach

Surf fisherman promotes catch-and-release but still angers shark advocates.<p><b>When Elliot Sudal goes to the beach, he doesn't just lay out in the sun. He wrestles sharks.</b><p><b>On July 14, Sudal spent 45 minutes writhing in the Nantucket surf with a seven-foot (two-meter) sandbar shark. Eventually, he got</b> …

Reports: Deal Reached To Lower Rates On Student Loans

"Senators have reached a bipartisan deal to restore lower interest rates on student borrowers," The Associated Press reports, citing "Republican and Democratic aides who insist on anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss the ongoing negotiations by name."<p>According to the wire service, …

Guy That Sells Fake Twitter Accounts Makes Over $128,000 In 10 Months, He Says

James Clegg, who operates a fairly large-scale fake follower business, raked in $128,000 in profits in the last 10 months, reports PC World's Christopher Null.<p>He's done so well in this business, he quit his day job as an accountant, he told Null.<p>Clegg offered the inside skinny on his operations:<p>He …

Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Others Call for More NSA Transparency

Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft are part of a broad alliance of technology companies and civil liberties groups that will tomorrow demand …

Study: Unattractive People Are Targets For Cruelty At Work

Your workplace probably differs from the social scene of a typical high school in significant ways, and most would agree that’s a good thing. But a recent study reveals that when it comes to how attractive and unattractive people are treated, your office and your high school aren’t so far …