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10 Ways to Win the Thanksgiving Argument | Inc.com

I absolutely love Thanksgiving. Still, I understand that if there's anything worse a big argument at Thanksgiving dinner, it's <i>losing</i> a big argument at Thanksgiving dinner.<p>With that in mind, I'm here to help. Before I became an author, I was a trial and appellate lawyer. (My dad is, too.) I was …

Bernie Sanders

15 disturbing consequences of eating too much sugar

New guidelines announced today by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) say people should cap consumption at 50 grams of sugar a day — about 4 tablespoons or a little more than a can of Coke.<p>The World Health Organization (WHO), meanwhile, suggests no more than half that amount for best results.<p>Yet …

The infinite, quotable wisdom of Carl Sagan

His quotes and insights are all over the internet, but here’s why you should really care about Carl Sagan.<p>Today, 9 November 2015, a chorus of voices on this pale blue dot we call Earth are paying homage to the late, renowned American scientist, Carl Sagan. It would have been his 81st birthday.<p>Much …

Chicago Teachers Union president calls Gov. Bruce Rauner a 'sociopath'

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis sat with House Speaker Michael Madigan at the union's annual fundraiser Friday and in a speech took several shots at Gov. Bruce Rauner.<p>Senate President John Cullerton also was at the event, which benefits the CTU's political action committee. He and …

Bruce Rauner

Vincent van Gogh on Fear, Taking Risks, and How Making Inspired Mistakes Moves Us Forward

“However meaningless and vain, however dead life appears, the man of faith, of energy, of warmth … steps in and does something.”<p>During our recent conversation at the Boston Book Festival, the wise and wonderful Amanda Palmer spoke about the harrowing experience of watching her best friend die and …

Eagle With A GoPro Takes The Alpine Flight Of His Life

He wasn't flying economy class.<p>This eagle took the flight of his life over the French Alps, but not before some brilliant humans had the idea to strap a GoPro to his back. Footage from the journey resurfaced on Imgur this week, after causing a stir when it debuted in 2013.<p>Here's what your flight …

25 Websites Other Than Social Media To Upgrade Your Life

Have you been spending too much of your time on social media recently? Is that making much of your internet usage wasteful? Social media can be so …

22 Websites That Will Pay You to Write for Them

You'd like to get paid to write online, but many websites are looking for contributors with experience. If you don't have significant experience, …

Creative Writing

What we know: the Volkswagen emissions test fraud scandal

BERLIN (AP) — Just one week ago Volkswagen was a company oozing confidence, the world's best-selling automaker with a global brand that appealed to car buyers seeking trustworthy German engineering at an affordable price.<p>Since then, the company's fortunes — and its share price — have crashed amid a …

7 Keys To A Happy, Healthy Brain

Take care of your noggin and you'll be sharp as a tack at age 95!<p>Why are some people sharp as a tack at 95 years old, while others begin struggling with mental clarity in their 50s?<p>A lot of it has to do with genetics, but certain lifestyle factors also play an important role in how our brain ages. …

Premium pet food is really expensive—and not actually better for your pet

Anyone who says “love don’t cost a thing” probably doesn’t own a pet.<p>Americans spent more than $22 billion on food for their beloved domestic animals (and tens of billions more on supplies, vet care and other services) in 2014. And those looking for words like “natural,” “gluten-free,” and …

Agriculture

5 Little Known Amazon Shopping Hacks

Most of us already know you can score great deals shopping on Amazon — but there are some secrets that can make these great deals even better. These …

The fate of industrially farmed animals is one of the most pressing ethical questions of our time. Tens of billions of sentient beings, each with complex sensations and emotions, live and die on a production line<p>Animals are the main victims of history, and the treatment of domesticated animals in …

Stone Age

Did You Know These Films Were Inspired By Famous Artworks?

Popular culture is constantly referencing, distilling and recreating the past - whether its remakes of old films, using a new medium to tell the same …

8 trillion microbeads pollute U.S. aquatic habitats daily

<b>(CNN) —</b> Not to alarm you, but your daily morning regimen might be harming the planet's oceans.<p>What's the culprit? Microbeads. They are tiny, plastic beads that many companies have added to body scrubs, cosmetics, soaps -- essentially hundreds of products, to create an exfoliating sensation for …

Modern Art Explained In One Comic (16 pics)

Have you ever felt lost at your local modern art museum? Modern art can be confusing for many, but this wonderful comic by John Atkinson, the artist …

Art

Ban on microbeads offers best chance to protect oceans, aquatic species

An outright ban on the common use of plastic "microbeads" from products that enter wastewater is the best way to protect water quality, wildlife, and …

Two sneaker companies are at war over this shoe from the '60s

The runaway success of the Adidas Stan Smith has spawned multiple copycats — but one in particular has really gotten under the German brand's skin.<p>Adidas has filed a lawsuit against sportswear manufacturer Skechers for its "unlawful behavior" and alleged copycat designs, namely the Stan Smith shoe, …

4 Digital Blending Techniques in Photoshop

Digital blending is a set of techniques that allow you to combine different versions of the same image (or different images) into one. The final …

Mapping Chicago Neighborhoods By Their Landmark Buildings

Here's a new and interesting take on the ubiquitous Chicago neighborhood map. Local illustrator and Chicago architecture buff Phil Thompson has come up with a neat map that highlights <b>neighborhood landmarks</b>. Many neighborhoods have a building, a public monument or some other interesting …

Skyscrapers

10 Famous Street Photography Quotes You Must Know

If you want to get a deeper insight into street photography and take better photos, I feel it is very important to study the work of the street …

8 Ways You Can See Einstein's Theory of Relativity in Real Life

1 of 8<p>Profound implications<p>Relativity is one of the most famous scientific theories of the 20th century, but how well does it explain the things we …

Prints Inspired by the Architecture of the 20th Century

“The New World”, a series of fine art prints by Geebird&Bamby as a homage to the architectural design of 20th century.<p>Geebird&Bamby is a …

Art

Vincent, a Morbidly Obese Dachshund, Is Beating the Odds on His Weight Loss Journey to 'Skinny Vinnie'

Talk about fitspiration – meet Vincent, the morbidly obese 7-year-old dachshund who’s on a journey to recovery.<p>Vincent was surrendered with grim …

Puppy Loses Epic Fight With Inflatable Toy Minion

We can't wait for the highly anticipated rematch.<p>It's a dog-eat-dog world, and this inflatable toy Minion is punching well above his weight class, thanks to a little help from Newton's Third Law of Motion.<p>Even from an inflatable toy punching bag, a ten-second knockout is nothing to scoff at. The …

10 Simple Photography Hacks with Household Things

If you’d like to experiment with some do-it-yourself photography hacks and tricks, check out this new video by DigitalRev. Over the course of 10 …

Hacking

It Takes 26 Fundamental Constants To Give Us Our Universe, But They Still Don't Give Everything

When we think about our Universe at a fundamental level, we think about all the particles in it and all the forces and interactions that occur between them. If you can describe those forces, interactions and particle properties, you have everything you need to reproduce our Universe, or at least a …

Physics

Inside Banksy’s Dismaland, for Those of You Who Can’t Make It

Earlier this week we reported on the rumors that Banksy was getting ready to crush our warm and fuzzy memories of Disneyland with his pop-up exhibit Dismaland. And now it’s open! Demand was so high for tickets that the website broke. For those of you who want a peek inside but don’t want to hop on …

Puppy Portraits in the Style of Baby Photos

Photographer Elisha Minnette recently accompanied her friends Matt and Abby on a trip to pick up their new puppy from Groodle breeder. On the way …

Photography