John Warren Parker

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Meet Rand Paul’s Nerd Army: Like Mathletes, but for Liberty

Behind every good liberty-loving crusader is a liberty-loving posse.<p>When Senator Rand Paul left the Capitol on Sunday evening, after successfully …

The History of 'Thug'

The surprisingly ancient and global etymology of a racially charged epithet<p>Last night, as Baltimore erupted with riots and violence and anger, the city's mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the events sweeping the city. The mayor talked about "the evil we see …

Mark Twain

World War O

Obama took office vowing to end America’s wars. Now we’re in at least five, and U.S. officials are unsure what to do about it.<p>President Barack Obama’s expression of remorse on Thursday for the death of two hostages in a U.S. drone strike underscored one of the great frustrations of his presidency: …

National Security

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

Housekeeping

10 Tricks for Paying Attention

Time Management

7 Bedtime Behaviors That Will Help You Sleep

What could be worse than insomnia? Try these tips to get to sleep faster.

Sleep

The Simple Secret to Great Sleep

Conquer fatigue now with these sneaky snooze busters for every age.

Sleep

Spring-Cleaning Organizing Tips

For easier spring cleaning, fill a bucket with basics that need to be toted from room to room: all-purpose and glass-cleaning sprays, a sponge, a toothbrush, a squeegee, a scrub brush, hopsacking, and terry-cloth towels in washcloth and hand-towel sizes. Between tasks, hang rubber gloves over the …

3 Tips to Deal With Difficult Customers

With the good comes the bad, and in business this means dealing with difficult customers every now and again. Often, this is due to things you cannot avoid, such as a shipping issue that a third party has immediate control over or a vendor item defect that you had no idea existed. Other times this …

The Best Productivity Tricks You Can Learn From Rock Stars

Beyond the sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, musicians work their butts off. What you see on stage or hear on your iPod is a distillation of years of …

The Surprising Way to Keep Avocados Fresh That Will Blow Your Mind

No saran wrap or plastic bags necessary<p>Avocadoes are packed with healthy fats and potassium—but who hasn't put an unused avocado half in the fridge, only to find the fruit turned a totally unappetizing brown the next day? It's one of the most frustrating things about loading up on avocadoes—but …

Food

50 Places to Visit in All 50 States

America is truly beautiful, from California to New York, from the redwood forests to the Gulf Stream waters — and don’t forget the amber waves of grain and purple mountain majesties. To celebrate this amazing country that’s brimming with beauty and diversity, we wanted to capture one “must-see” …

National Parks

Stain Removal 101: What Not to Do

Why You Should Add A 'Done List' To Your To-Do List

<i>By Melissa Dahl</i><p><b>This Week’s Insight:</b> I have a bit of a to-do list problem. At any given moment, I have four such lists going: two for the week (personal and work-related), one for the day, and another for the specific stuff I want to get done in the next 90 minutes. (Sometimes I do listen to my own …

30 One-Minute Productivity Tips

Want to be more productive? Need a better way to deal with distractions?<p>It needn’t take long to make changes that count towards increased productivity at work. Take a minute or two to try these tips.<p>1. Don’t check email first thing.<p>2. Set goals.<p>3. Don’t keep a To Do list in your head. Write it …

The Biggest Mistakes You're Making With Your Dishwasher

Major don't: Mixing stainless steel and silver flatware.<p>1. Overloading<p>If you try to pile in too many dishes, you'll end up having to do twice the work. If dishes are blocked and water can't reach them, then they won't get clean.<p>2. Arranging dishes incorrectly<p>You'll want to be strategic when loading …

Audio Mixing

Dishwasher Dos and Don'ts

DO use only the recommended amount of detergent -- too much can leave behind a residue, and too little can result in dirty dishes.

Interviewing Best Practices & Problem Solvers

Would it be surprising to know that in many cases the determination to hire someone happens within five minutes of meeting them? What happens when a …

Employment

30 Things You Need To Know To Be Successful In Life

Quora users discussed some lessons they've learned along the way in the thread, "What are the top 10 things we should be informed about in life?" Users had many more than 10 tips to offer, and we've collected and paraphrased some of the best advice, arranged by contributor below.<p><i>Justin Freeman, who</i> …

Self-improvement

Top Tips for Improving Your Sleep Naturally

<b>On-going lack of good quality sleep can lead to weight gain and illness. Poor sleep causes our hunger hormones to increase, it makes us feel ill and</b> …

Sleep

Loaded Longboards – 2 Mile Radius

Loaded dropped this new video to celebrate the release of their new board the Poke. We got it in stock and if you want to learn more about it read …

Soularc Performance Board

The SoulArc Performance Board promises to deliver an experience like no other skateboard out there, riding it is like surfing on land, or …

Snowboarding