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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

Stardew Valley guide for beginners

Everyday tips and advice on farming and more<p>Perhaps you just got your hands on <i>Stardew Valley</i> on PC. Or, like me and many others, you picked up the game because it’s on the Nintendo Switch. Whatever the case may be, it turns out running a farm all on your own is a lot of work! Not only that, much of …

Russia and the US plan a lunar space station

Two words: Moon base. AFP reports the US and Russia will work together on a NASA program to build the Deep Space Gateway, a space station in orbit around the moon.<p>NASA and Russia's Roscosmos signed an agreement to cooperate on the station—which will be "an invaluable pit stop for human and robotic …

Space Exploration

It took six months for my Nintendo Switch to run out of space

When Nintendo announced that its next game console was going to come with just 32GB of internal storage, my heart sank. I'd been planning to go all digital for the Nintendo Switch -- making it a portable console that always had my favorite games on tap at a moment's notice. Instead, I found myself …

The 15 best language apps

3 Reasons Millennials Don't Get Promoted | Inc.com

You don't get promoted for attendance. You get promoted for impact.<p>There is a huge misconception around how promotions work in our economy. For the most part, people assume that promotions are the result of time. The more time you spend at a company, the more likely you are to get promoted.<p>As my …

Leadership

Why Are Smart People So Miserable? | Inc.com

There's a scene in the Oscar-winning movie where Woodie Allen sees a happy couple on the street and asks them why they're so happy. Their response is classic:<p>The scene works because, as with most jokes, there's some truth behind it. According to many studies, intelligence (of the intellectualizing …

Happiness

3 Vital Lessons That Can Take You From Broke to Billionaire – Daniel Gefen

Welcome once more to the “How to Be a Grownup Podcast Breakdown”! My name is Erik Andress and I am the host of this show. Today, I am humbled and …

Cobalt's robot is like a superhuman security guard... but it looks like office furniture

Autonomous car meets security camera in Cobalt's new robot, which was designed by renowned industrial designer Yves Béhar.<p>This week Cobalt came out …

Robotics

Menstruation 101 For Boys: A Comic Book Is Their Guide

A comic book about menstruation ... aimed at boys?<p>That's what Indonesia has created.<p>It started when a UNICEF team there looked at what happens when a girl gets her period.<p>In a survey of over 1,100 girls, the team found lots of concerns about the cruel remarks boys would make. They'd point at a …

Comic Books

Quit Working 40 Hours a Week (and Do This Instead) | Inc.com

What's the ideal number of hours a person should work each week?<p>Back in the machine age, when a great many workers spent their days on assembly lines, unions fought for a 40-hour week--and researchers backed them up. After that many hours, their studies told them, productivity fell off a cliff.<p>But …

Time Management

Money Mistakes That'll Make it Hard to Buy a Home One Day

The real estate process begins <i>well</i> before you make your short list of dream homes and start attending open houses — and it can end there, too, if …

Personal Finance

Will Arnett prank calling a toy store as Lego Batman is so damn funny

Will Arnett is clearly a man of many talents.<p>On the surface, prank calling a British toy store while impersonating Lego Batman doesn't <i>sound</i> that …

This Ancient Japanese Healing Technique Relieves Your Stress and Anxiety in 5 Minutes

Researchers taught this acupressure technique to nurses and measured their stress levels before and after one month of daily practice.<p>They found that …

10 Things I Learned From Prepping All My Meals on a Sunday

Save both money and time<p>I’m someone who really enjoys eating out. I love trying new restaurants. And I’ve realized that’s where all my money goes. …

Whole Foods

The complete guide to exercising in winter

This week in London, the sun sets at 3.50pm. We’re waking up in the dark, leaving work in the dark, and spending a good proportion of the intervening time underground or desk-bound. Hearty meals and firesides seem more attractive than the chilly outdoors, or a busy gym. (If you live in the global …

Always angry or stressed? Here are six exercises to bring back happiness into your life

“I choose to be happy today,” is easier said than done. But, if we adjust how we perceive things, life can be a lot better.<p>Paul Emery, a master …

The best board games for the kids, and parents, on your shopping list

Start ‘em young with these fantastic titles<p>The holiday shopping season is upon us, and that means the children in your life are about to be inundated with new toys. For parents, that means work. Time to clean out the toy bin and, in the dark of night, squirrel away the bottom few layers into a …

10 best new web design tools for November

This month we’ve got a bunch of tools that will help you code more efficiently in various ways, whether that’s by offloading complex calculations to …

These are the 9 skills which will make anyone indispensable in the workplace

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Finding a job can be hard in the current economic climate, and it can be even harder if you lack sought-after skills.<p>A government …

Employment

8 Reasons Why People Suffering from Anxiety Struggle with Relationships

People suffering from anxiety face many difficulties in all spheres of life, including relationships.<p>About 40 million people – or <b>18 percent of the</b> …

The Secrets To Handling Passive-Aggressive People

Dealing with people who exhibit passive-aggressive behavior is easily one of the most challenging aspects of our social lives. Here’s what you need …

Easy Ways to Organise Desktop Folders

A cluttered desktop is an unhappy desktop. See the return of a happy, fast-moving desktop by eliminating its clutter with today's Spring cleaning …

Personal Organizing

Researchers have measured the cost of using a smartphone around your kids

Before we had smartphones and iPads, parents ignored their children by getting lost in a newspaper story or keeping one eye on the television. Now parents are distracted by mobile technology more than anything else, according to new research, and the consequences are worse.<p>In a recent study of …

University of Michigan

22 clothing items every man should own before he turns 30

We've rounded up 22 of the most important essentials that every guy should have by the time he turns the big three-oh.<p>If you're approaching or over 30, it might be time to go shopping.

Clothing

Data Mining Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling - MIT Technology Review

Back in 1995, Kurt Vonnegut gave a lecture in which he described his theory about the shapes of stories. In the process, he plotted several examples …

Kurt Vonnegut

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

Happiness

Berberine: The Most Powerful Natural Supplement on Earth

By Kris Gunnars<p>A compound called berberine is one of the most powerful natural supplements on Earth.<p>It has very impressive health benefits, and …