Jonathan Taylor

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You are what you eat — and how you translate the menu

You are what you eat, or so the saying goes. And much of what we eat — and how we eat it — is influenced by what linguist Dan Jurafsky calls the "grammar" of food.<p>“The grammar of cuisine is the idea that every culture has a different way of thinking about what makes up a meal," says Jurafsky, whose …

Last Minute Tax Tips For First Time Filers

<b>For more tax advice, check out the Forbes 2014 Tax Guide</b><p>Being a kid has many perks. You get summer vacations, superhero costumes are acceptable garb for most occasions and a firm belief that you’re destined to live in the White House is adorable. Plus, you don’t have to file taxes–or, if you do, …

Use a Task Map to Improve Your Team’s Performance

If you’ve noticed your team is functioning unevenly and its esprit de corps isn’t what you’d hoped, it’s time for you to ask yourself whether your people are deployed optimally.<p>Employees’ skills and interests can evolve over time, as can the goals of your group, so misalignment can happen without …

The Rise and Fall of the Battleship (And Why They Won't Be Coming Back)

Those who cover the militarized aspects of the ocean eventually will encounter a group of people who want the U.S. Navy to get back into the battleship business.<p>The argument goes like this: The four remaining World War II Iowa-class battleships are cheaper to operate, cheaper than building new …

Why NYC Drops an 11,875 Pound Ball on New Year's Eve

The tradition dates back to December 31, 1907, though the balls have changed along with technology.<p>On New Year's Eve, a number of word class cities will harken in 2013 with giant fireworks displays. In New York City, a giant ball suspended above Times Square will slowly descend at …

Why Do We Burp and Fart (So Much)?!

Deep dive into travel research activity by online and offline bookers

Google has been very busy of late with its travel research. After last week’s plea for simplicity, mobile and personalisation comes a major look at …

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Study: Generosity Is More Evolutionarily Advantageous Than Selfishness

The Prisoner’s Dilemma is the gift that keeps on giving, to researchers<p><b>Problem:</b> It’s a problem, or a dilemma, as old as time. Let’s rehash, quickly. Your classic prisoner’s dilemma involves two prisoners being interrogated separately. If both deny committing the crime, they serve a short prison …

101 Decorating Secrets from Top Interior Designers

Experts share their best tips.<p>The experts — Christopher Peacock, Myra Hoefer, Carleton Varney, and 97 other inspiring designers — share words to live and design by. Plus, see 101 easy makeovers from interior designers.