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How to design multiple-choice questions

<b>Our doubts are traitors,</b><p><b>And make us lose the good we oft might win
</b><p><b>By fearing to attempt.</b><p><b>Shakespeare, Measure for Measure</b><p>Since taking the plunge and …

Ku Klux Klan

Uncorked, Part One: A Guide to Wine Varietals

[ubergrid id=89735]<p>For a long time we’ve been put off by wine — its rules and regulations, its esoteric language, its arcane, Old-World naming …

How does your memory work?

Why don’t you remember names instantly and what’s the best way to improve your powers of recollection? This video explains all.<p>To remember something your brain goes through the following process:<p>First your brain consciously registers the memory, a process called encoding. The reason most people …

Humanity

Why birds can’t avoid hitting your car windscreen

Millions of birds are killed by oncoming vehicles every year. Why can’t they get out of the way? A team has investigated just what clouds their bird brains.<p>It’s not just a superstition – a bird hitting your car windscreen really is an omen of death. No, not for you, but for the poor bird. It’s …

Birds

The Easiest Way to Thread a Needle | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Sebastian Sandersius, a co-founder of</i> <i>Bison Made.</i><p>Like so many honest moments captured by Norman Rockwell, his …

Where Plastic Goes

Tracking where the waste ends up<p>In the U.S. most used plastics are never collected for recycling. Of the roughly 10 percent that is, easily sortable items like bottles tend to be recycled domestically, while most everything else gets exported, typically to countries that can sort it cheaply by …

An Infographic Guide to Wedding Roles

The Ultimate Visual Guide to Wedding Roles from Great Speech Writing helps clarify the complicated and misunderstood traditions behind who does what …

Infographics

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Winter<p>The silver lining to no early spring? Deeply discounted winter essentials.<p>21 Photos12 hours agoView More<p>Music<p><i>Amen</i> is out today.<p>By Alex Wong12 …

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Three ways to get your perfect scrambled eggs -- whatever your version of perfection may be.</i><p>Scrambled eggs and toast: sounds like an ascetic breakfast, …

Breakfast

How to Read a Book | The Art of Manliness

1. Open book.<p>2. Read words.<p>3. Close book.<p>4. Move on to next book.<p>Reading a book seems like a pretty straightforward task, doesn’t it? And in some …

How to: improve your food photography

The food blogger Felicity Cloake explains how she learned to take mouth-watering photographs, and the Guardian food photographer Jill Mead shares her tips<p>• Win a place on a Guardian Masterclass with Felicity and Jill<p>It was the ginger cake that did it. I'd come up with the perfect recipe for my G2 …

How to Fake Sickness on the Weekend and Avoid Going to School

1<p><b>Prepare to sacrifice your weekend.</b> Obviously, if you are faking sick on the weekend so you can avoid going to school on Monday, you will be busy …

How to Wrap a Sandwich

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Wrap your sandwich like the gift that it is.</i><p>Your much-needed lunch break finally rolls around. But you open up your brown bag only to find that your …

Crafting

How to Make Meatballs | The Art of Manliness

<i>“Utah! Get me TWO!”</i><p>That iconic quote from the cult classic film <i>Point Break</i> reiterates the fact that you can never stop with just one meatball. …

How Simple Mini Habits Can Change Your Life

<b>“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~Alan Watts</b><p>It was late 2012, just after Christmas, …

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

Many successful people schedule themselves a kind of grown-up home room at the start of every day. You should, too–here’s how.<p>Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks? It was called home …

Modern Japanese House

• 1 |<p>The entry to the home features glass walls and a sunken patio. Light can filter into the house’s main room or be kept out with neutral shades that …

Interior Design

This city’s all Seoul

The South Korean capital makes waves for technological innovation and K-pop music, but it is the nights that are enticing travellers, with a host of traditions both old and new.

North Korea

62 Colorful Bedrooms That Will Make You Wake Up Happier

Because beige is no way to start the day.<p>These take-notice color schemes are total mood boosters. Once you're done here, check out our 175+ stylish bedroom ideas.

Playfulness Meets Rustic Elegance: The Nussberg Penthouse

We love creative interiors! Creativity is a matter of practice, like many other things in life. There’s no doubt that anyone can be creative, as long …

Africa’s wildlife in the raw

Ethiopia may not have the luxury safari lodges of its southern neighbours, but wildlife viewing here is an unbridled adventure that is big on nature and short on flashy tours.<p>Think of an East African wilderness adventure, and Kenya and Tanzania often spring to mind. Ethiopia – with its hidden cliff …

Wildlife

The Dish on Puerto Vallarta

The scene: A beautiful woman sips a fruity drink out of a coconut, lounging on a picture-perfect beach with a pink hotel in the background. The words “<i>Puerto Vallarta“</i> are scrawled across the strangely muted image, immortalized forever in the postcards of yesteryear. Take me there, I always thought.<p>…

Mexico

Russian Icebreaker to Take Olympic Torch to North Pole

An Olympic organizing committee in Russia unveiled plans today to take the Olympic torch relay to the North Pole ahead of the XXII Olympic Winter …

Honor the Dog that Passed Away

Honor the Dog that Passed Away<br>Adopting a dog vs. replacing your late dog<p>He looks just like my dog who died last year,” said a woman who adopted a new dog explaining why she chose him. Eventually, however, she wanted to relinquish this poor dog because he’s not the same as her late dog.<p>This happens more often than you may think. It’s understandable that you’d like to continue on with a dog who would mask the pain of losing the dog you loved so much. But when you adopt a “replacement,” it often …