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Why Songs Get Stuck in Your Head

Enjoyable now; maddening later.<p>Few people are spared the occasional experience of being gripped by the obstinate unfolding of an imagined line of music. Although the sound might not exist at the present moment in the real world, or be audible to anyone else, it can seem compellingly, maddeningly …

Greed Was Biggest Culprit in Ferry Disaster

The ferry disaster off the southwest coast has put the spotlight on the ways in which Korean society often sacrifices safety and reliability for …

South Korea ferry flipped quickly, denying many a chance to escape: Graphic

As the grim task of recovering bodies from a sunken South Korean ferry continues, the government is having to consider when to bring in cranes and …

Why Are Americans So Bad With Money?

And is there a way to help them?<p>The financial know-how of most Americans stinks, roughly five years after the global financial recession officially ended.<p>The majority of people still can't correctly answer five basic questions about interest rates, mortgages, bonds, inflation, and risk-taking. The …

Why do we laugh when we are tickled?

What is it about a tickle that makes us giggle? And why can’t we tickle ourselves? Greg Foot explains all.<p>When you're touched, the nerve endings under your top layer of skin, or epidermis, send electrical signals to the brain. When we are tickled the somatosensory cortex picks up the signals to do …

Gorillas

The Mechanical Magic of Internally Geared Hubs

From the outside, internally geared hubs seem simple, but complicated works are inside. Here’s what makes Shimano’s Alfine hub turn.<p>Here are just five reasons why internally geared hubs like the Shimano Alfine deserve some awe and recognition.<p><b>1. Gear System</b><br>An interlocking set of gears, called a …

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 …

The Brain

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 …

Electronic Waste

How to Write an Email That Will Get a Response | The Art of Manliness

<i>How to write an email?</i><p><i>What’s next? A post on how to tie your shoes?</i><p>I know, I know. Email is such an ubiquitous part of our lives that you might think …

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 …

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

Gift Ideas<p>Don't show up at brunch empty handed.<p>22 Photos2 days agoView More<p>Fitness<p>Two <b>GQ</b> staffers unpack the gym's code of silence.<p>By Clay Skipper14 …

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

It was the ginger cake that did it. I'd come up with the perfect recipe for my G2 column – sticky, squidgy and fiery sweet – only to have a reader describe the accompanying image as looking "like something the dog regurgitated". Ouch. Clearly, taking pictures of food and "food photography" were …

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 …

The New Rules of Hiking, Courtesy of the National Park Service | Men's Health

<b>Slather on the SPF.</b><br>Exposure to the sun’s rays not only causes sunburn, but it speeds up heat exhaustion and dehydration, says Marco Johnson, the field staffing director for the National Outdoor Leadership School. He recommends using greasy sunscreen, since it spreads more evenly and doesn't sweat …

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. …

17 Ways to Get Back to Being Happy

Shares 3.3K<p>Photo: Pond5<p>Whether you wake up on the right side of the bed every morning, or you’re known as the “Debbie Downer” in your group of …

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 …

Sandwiches

Single nation: What matters to Korean men

<b>Women’s reluctance, choice mean men staying single longer</b><p>Nam, who did not wish to give his first name, is 36-year-old civil servant who is ready to …

Divorce

10 ways to stay broke forever

<i>Reprinted by permission of the publisher, John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd, from 10 Ways to Stay Broke…Forever. Copyright©2013 by Laura J. McDonald and Susan L. Milner.</i><p>So. You have no savings or investments–and you haven't even thought about retirement! But hey, you have a new car, a beautiful new …

Why Wanting Expensive Things Makes Us So Much Happier Than Buying Them

Even for the most materialistic consumers, it's the experience of shopping (and the anticipation of buying) that makes us truly happy<p>Reuters<p>The idea that you can't buy happiness has been exposed as a myth, over and over. Richer countries are happier than poor countries. Richer people within richer …

Think you’re a good business writer? Wrong

Sometimes it's kind of like watching auditions for <i>Canada's Got Talent</i> . Does that fellow actually think his tuneless wailing qualifies him to be the next Michael Bublé? We can have a similar reaction when we hear someone proclaim, "I'm a good writer" – and then receive a report from this person …

Be You, Be Different, Improve the World

When my son was small, every year at the beginning of school, I would go to meet his teachers and anyone else involved in his instruction -- administrators, librarians, etc. I went with my son and his gay dad and my lesbian partner; all of us were there to pledge our support for our son, his …

World Leaders Who Killed Their Lovers

The allegation that Kim Jong-un had an ex-lover killed has echoes in history.<p><b>It's good to be the king. It's sometimes less good to be the king's paramour.</b><p>From England's Henry VIII, who notoriously had two of his wives beheaded in the 16th century, to current North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, …

Scientists: Climate Change May Offer Hurricane Help

Could warmer air help push hurricanes into the Atlantic Ocean?<p><b>Many scientists have blamed global warming for more intense recent hurricane seasons and for the more destructive storms that are predicted in years to come, but a new study says climate change could eventually help safeguard the U.S.</b> …

Get Soft Skin Overnight With This Deep Moisturizing How-To

No plans tonight? No birthday parties or cocktail outings? Being free means you have time to try my weekly ritual, aka the thing I do when nobody …