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Did The Language You Speak Evolve Because Of The Heat?

English bursts with consonants. We have words that string one after another, like angst, diphthong and catchphrase. But other languages keep more vowels and open sounds. And that variability might be because they evolved in different habitats.<p>Consonant-heavy syllables don't carry very well in …


The 12 greatest beater cars in movie history

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Seed Accelerator Rankings Project (SARP)

About<p>The goal of the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project (SARP), now in its fifth year, is to encourage a larger conversation and research about the …

College & University

Sam Harris on the Paradox of Meditation and How to Stretch Our Capacity for Everyday Self-Transcendence

Montaigne believed that meditation is the finest exercise of one’s mind and David Lynch uses it as an anchor of his creative integrity. Over the centuries, the ancient Eastern practice has had a variety of exports and permutations in the West, but at no point has it been more vital to our sanity …

Why Oxford Dictionaries are right to purge nature from the dictionary

Martin Robbins: Attacking a dictionary for removing archaic words is like punching your thermometer when it’s too cold.<p>If the pen is mightier than the sword then words are probably more lethal than bullets, and that makes Oxford Dictionaries the most powerful military force in the world. This …


Animal Collective's Panda Bear made us an eclectic playlist

If you’re a fan of Animal Collective, the pack of indie art-pop weirdos who’ve released a whopping nine albums together, you know its co-founder …


The Secret to Business Success That Many Successful Entrepreneurs Forget |

We spend a lot of time in this column talking about how to get people to notice and buy whatever it is you're selling. However, when you focus on marketing as single-mindedly as I tend to do, it can be easy to lose sight of a certain central business truth: No matter how good your marketing is, you …


The beginner's guide to creating a podcast, according to the pros

Podcasts are so hot this season.<p>With the outpour of podcast obsessions (thanks, <i>Serial</i>), we've probably all thought to ourselves, "How hard can it …


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Home Tours

Sleeper Sofas

Holidays almost always means visitors, family or friends, and if you like those visitors enough to invite them to stay at your home, you certainly …

Savory Oatmeal Is Changing The Breakfast Game

Put an egg on it. And then some bacon and greens, too.<p>Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal …

All Original Driver: 1968 Dodge Charger 383

This 1968 Dodge Charger (chassis XP29H8B351001) is a uniquely optioned example that’s said to be entirely original and matching numbers apart from a …

The 10 Coolest Cars of the 1970s

The 1970s were all sex and wings and wedges and aero and jaw-dropping designs that stand the test of time today.<p>The 1970s were all sex and wings and wedges and aero and jaw-dropping designs that stand the test of time today. Here are the ten coolest 1970s cars, according to you.

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13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …