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7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a variety of disciplines.<p>Websites like Coursera and edX have leveled the playing field, allowing curious students from around the world to explore …

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23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life

Are We Alone In The Universe?

Artist's impression of a black hole.<p>With new blockbuster movie <i>Interstellar</i> now in cinemas, there's a flurry of interest in black holes and wormholes. …

3 Steps Most EFFECTIVE Way to Insulate Your Garage Door to Reduce Heat Gain

Drill Press Table<p>PVC Class<p>I think he did a great job BUT what I want to know is how he built that Great shelf above the garage door track? Please, …

Download 135 Free Philosophy eBooks: From Aristotle to Nietzsche & Wittgenstein

Just wanted to give you a quick heads up that we've recently spun out a collection of Free Philosophy eBooks (from our larger, more diverse …

The Day Dostoyevsky Discovered the Meaning of Life in a Dream

One November night in the 1870s, legendary Russian writer <b>Fyodor Dostoyevsky</b> (November 11, 1821–February 9, 1881) discovered the meaning of life in a dream — or, at least, the protagonist in his final short story did. The piece, which first appeared in the altogether revelatory <b>A Writer’s Diary</b></i> …

Rizwan Aseem's answer to How should a 24-year-old invest time? What are things one should be worrying about?

When I was 22 years old, I spent my time going out with my friends, talking to my girlfriend all the time, spending time smoking-up, and generally …

Packing Tips: 6 Hacks Every Man Should Have in His Arsenal

Packing Tips: 6 Hacks Every Man Should Have in His Arsenal

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Spicy Cucumber Margarita

Makes 12 Servings<p>February 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/3 cup sugar<p>3 cups tequila blanco<p>1 1/4 cups lemon juice<p>1 1/4 cup lime juice<p>1/2 cup triple sec<p>1 jalapeño, halved lengthwise<p>Lime wedges, kosher salt, cucumber slices, and jalapeño slices, for serving<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Bring sugar and 1/3 cup water to a …

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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Take Notes by Hand to Remember Information for a Longer Time

It's conventional knowledge that writing notes by hand is better for learning than typing, but now there's science to back it up. Psychological …

How to Pull an Effective All-Nighter

Finals, due dates, exams, and deadlines all have one thing in common: they convince us that skipping sleep is a good idea. While that's certainly not …

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Codecademy Moves To Be A One-Stop-Shop For Programming Education

Since its launch two years ago Codecademy has become synonymous with online education for basic computer programming.<p>In that time, the company says it’s learned a few things itself and today launched a newly redesigned website with an enhanced framework for teaching more than just the nuts and …

Find Your Passion With These 8 Thought-Provoking Questions

Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question, collected the provocative questions top designers, tech innovators, and entrepreneurs ask themselves to spark creativity.<p>In a previous post, I shared questions that can help in overcoming fear of failure. But sometimes, there’s an even more basic …

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Stop Working Long Hours: 10 Simple Ways to Maximize Your Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Many of us live in a culture, where working long hours has become an expectation. We are made to believe that if we’re not working long enough, then …

Why You Should Keep a Journal (and How to Start Yours)

Some of the most influential people in history kept detailed journals of their lives. Those journals served two purposes: a permanent record for …

9 Nazi Scientists Who Helped Build The American Space Program

As World War Two drew to a close, the United States rushed to collect as many former Nazi scientists as possible through a secret mission called Operation Paperclip. As some had been branded war criminals at Nuremberg, the U.S. military whitewashed the backgrounds of many scientists in an attempt …

Space Exploration

How Meditation Makes Ray Dalio Feel 'Like A Ninja In A Fight'

"Meditation, more than any other factor, has been the reason for what success I've had."<p>Dalio spoke at a Transcendental Meditation Town Hall last night at the AXA Equitable Building in Midtown Manhattan along with other leaders and celebrities. Money from the event, which was hosted by the David …

Meditation

Becky Lee's answer to What is the single most revealing thing about any person that you can observe?

The single most revealing thing about a person is how they treat the less fortunate.<p>I was recently sitting in a doctor's office, waiting for an …

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Young vs. Old, Male vs. Female, Intuition vs. Intellect: Susan Sontag on How the Stereotypes and Polarities of Culture Imprison Us

<i>“Identity is something that you are constantly earning,”</i> Joss Whedon observed in his fantastic Wesleyan commencement address on our inner contradictions, adding: <i>“It is a process that you must be active in.”</i> But ours is a culture that prefers to make our identities static and confine them to …

The 13 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2013

After the best biographies, memoirs, and history books of 2013, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists continue with the most stimulating psychology and philosophy books published this year. (Catch up on the 2012 roundup here and 2011’s here.)<p>1. ON LOOKING: ELEVEN WALKS WITH …