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The Science Of Comic Sans

Researchers have gotten a lot better at understanding how the forms of letters evoke different emotional responses.<p>One of the funniest <i>McSweeney’s</i> pieces you’ll ever read is a message to haters from the font Comic Sans. Slighted by the perception that he’s “pedestrian and tacky,” Mr. Sans argues …

Typography

Mysterious mummy found in German attic by 10-year-old boy

A mummy that would seemingly be of Egyptian origin has been discovered a long way from its apparent home. A 10-year-old boy found the sarcophagus along with a mummified body in the attic of his house in Diepholz, Germany last month, reports the AFP. But while the sarcophagus is inscribed with …

Simple Springtime Dishes

Why Millennials Are Ending The 9 To 5

The 9 to 5 job may soon be a relic of the past, if Millennials have their way. A slow climb in a company was once the accepted career path. However, today the experiences of men and women starting their careers are closer to juggling multiple positions than steady growth.<p>Freelancing and …

Stop Using These 30 Phrases At Work!

I reckon every office or workplace has one of those people that are just full of jargon-ridden management drivel. Does this kind of 'management …

Success

10 Tips for organising your Desk

Organise your business workspace<p>Improve your productivity and the functionality of your workspace<br>by having a clean and organised desk.<p>The following …

How to Network When You Hate Networking

Chrissy Scivicque<p>Hate networking? Join the club. If you're like most people, the idea of traditional "networking" sends chills down your spine. Just …

8 Ways to Improve Your Attitude | Inc.com

If you truly want to be successful, your number one task should be to create and maintain a positive attitude. When you've got an attitude of optimism, expectancy and enthusiasm, opportunities grow, and problems shrink.<p>If you're a leader, a positive attitude draws people to your side and encourages …

Self-improvement

The 5 Must-Have Qualities Of The Modern Employee

A few weeks ago I wrote an article covering the 5 Must-Have Qualities Of The Modern Manager. However it’s not just the managers that need to adapt and evolve to the changing workplace; it’s also the non-managerial employees. As I mentioned in the previous article dramatic changes in the way we work …

Essential tools for today's PA

So, you started out as a PA a few years ago, and now you are maybe mid-career. How has your career evolved so far? Have you done a regular CPD to …

How-To: Baby Cardigan and Turban

Pickles shared this charming baby dress-up kit featuring a majestic cardigan and turban combo.<p>[via knitted bunny]

What to do in the garden this week: water tomatoes

Your gardening checklist for the week ahead. This week: water your tomatoes and fight vine weevils.<p><b>Vine weevils attack</b><p>Drench soil in containers with Nemasys Vine Weevil Killer, a biological (non-chemical) treatment. Soil temperature must be above 41F (5C).<p><b>Thirsty tomatoes</b><p>Swelling tomatoes fare best …

Embroidered Ticket Stub

Tumblr user manamorimoto posted this embroidered ticket stub, which was done whilst listening to the band’s music. Seems like a lovely way to memorialize a keepsake.<p>[via Thread Party]

Lazy Day Hammock

How-To: Small Space Water Garden

Add a lovely waterscape to your patio or balcony with this small space water garden tutorial from Apartment Therapy!<p>Curious? Head on over to Apartment Therapy to see how it’s done.<p>My two cents: It’s certainly beautiful, but, like many of the commenters on the site, I’d be a bit concerned about …

How-To: Mason Jar Bathroom Organizer

I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely guilty of obsessively collecting containers. Vintage canning jars? Check. Glass storage containers? Check. The peanut butter jar that I emptied last week? Huge check. So, whenever I see a clever jar-incorporating DIY, it speaks right to my glass hoarding …

Knitted Wrist Movement Sensor

The folks over at HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT have devised an amazing knitted sensor using resistive yarn that can detect the movement and angles of the wrist.<p>[via adafruit]<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Discreet Pants Fly Checker<br>• How-To: Light-Up Angler Fish Embroidery on Shorts<br>• How-To: Plush Game Controller

Knitting

How-To: Knit Log Cabin Washcloths

Knit your own little piece of bath time luxury with this log cabin washcloth pattern from Whit’s Knits on The Purl Bee!<p>Ready to get started? Head on over to The Purl Bee to see how it’s done.

How-To: DIY Cat Tree

Turn an a-frame bookshelf into a kitty-approved playground with this DIY cat tree tutorial on the Coletterie.<p>Hooray for happy cats and cat furniture that’s totally NOT ugly!<p>Head over to the Coletterie to see how it’s done.

How-To: Pallet Gardening Table

How cool is this DIY fold-away pallet gardening table from Jenna at SAS Interiors?!<p>I love a project that looks good, is useful, <i>and</i> involves some cleverly executed upcycling, don’t you?<p>Head over to SAS Interiors to see how it’s done!

Jerk Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa, Slaw and Pina Colada Crema

As much as I enjoy eating grilled meat right off the stick it is always fun to use it as an ingredient in another dish and as I was munching on the …

Crunchy Wasabi Salmon with Lime

4 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>3/4 cup wasabi peas (about 3 ounces)<p>4 8-ounce salmon fillets with skin (each about 1 inch to 1 1/4 inches thick)<p>1 tablespoon finely grated lime peel<p>2 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1<p>6 cups thinly sliced red cabbage (about 1/2 large head)<p>1 8-ounce package trimmed sugar snap …

Seafood

Sunday Supper: Grilled Greek-Style Meatloaf with Herbed Potatoes and Grilled Lemon

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>Fragrant <i>loukaniko</i>, headily spiced Greek sausage flecked with orange zest, is pretty hard to resist. Instead of making encased meat from scratch, though, …

Teresa Giudice, Joe Giudice Plead Not Guilty to Federal Charges

<b>Teresa</b> and <b>Joe Giudice</b> looked somber during a court appearance in New Jersey on Wednesday, Aug. 14. The <i>Real Housewives of New Jersey</i> star and her …