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I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Country Lifestyle

The Adidas Prophere Looks Like the Latest Hit from the Three Stripes

A modern, oversized sole and a sock-indebted upper make these kicks an ideal sneaker for 2018—and beyond.<p>Over the past couple of years, Adidas Originals has turned out major hits like the NMD and Pharrell Hu series. Now, the latest brand spanking-new Adidas Originals sneaker is here: the Adidas …


How to Make It Easier to Wake Up in The Morning, According to Science

Just five more minutes...<p>Getting a good sleep can be tough, and this can lead to feeling less than refreshed when you wake up in the morning.<p>Falling …

Australian Universities

This Is What Straining to Poop Actually Does to Your Butt

Straining to poop is an essential part of the human experience. Everybody poops—no matter your location, socioeconomic status, or delicate …

Women's Health

12 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Google Maps Could Do

Some of the best features of Google’s mapping app are among the hardest to find—until you know where to look.<p>Google Maps is great for just getting around. But don’t be fooled: The app is much more than a glorified Garmin. Maps has all sorts of powerful features and time-saving shortcuts that aren’t …


New Study Could Explain The Elusive Reason Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold

The Mpemba effect is even weirder than predicted.<p>If you want to freeze your water faster, heat it up first. This counter-intuitive piece of advice …

These 16 Psychological Tricks Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Plotagraph Review

What is a Plotagraph?<p>Think of those moving Harry Potter photos… It’s also a new word, so you’re super-excused for not knowing it! It simply means a …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your …

The Brain


How to learn to play the piano in six weeks

In How to Play the Piano, the concert pianist James Rhodes teaches readers how they can learn the instrument in just six weeks. Watch the video above to find out more.<p>Many adults express a desire to learn an instrument, but may have been put off by childhood lessons, the dread of long and tedious …


Scientific research piracy site hit with $15 million fine | Ars Technica

Sci-Hub site has been playing a game of domain Whac-a-Mole.<p>The operator of a searchable piracy site for scientific research papers has been ordered …


You've never heard of these 5 classes — but their areas of study will boost your pay in the future

If you want the excitement of working in a growing industry, like renewable energy or artificial intelligence, you could try to strike out on your …

Machine Learning

Donald Trump's Awkward Moments at the NATO Summit, Analyzed by a Body Language Expert

Scores of world leaders, including President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President …

Donald Trump

"SodaStream" technique delivers low-cost, filter-free water purification

Most common water purification methods rely on mechanical filters or a membrane to remove contaminants. But over time, these become clogged and need …

Princeton University

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Oprah all use the 5-hour rule

In the article "Malcolm Gladwell got us wrong," the researchers behind the 10,000-hour rule set the record straight: different fields require …


Eat What You Want: Your Macros and the Truth About Carbs

IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros) has been a hot-button item on the nutrition and bodybuilding scene for quite some time now. <b>This approach means you can</b> …


Why Do We Have Blood Types?

The story of an amazing discovery.<p>When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in …

Medical Research


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