Mike Giovanini

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Superchargers Might Be Better Than Turbochargers

It’s a question that comes with a heavy connotation in the car world. If you can choose one way or another, it feels like picking sides in an age old …

Sports Cars

Before you buy a Bluetooth speaker, read this

Vizio’s little sound bar wireless subwoofer system blows away some pricier Bluetooth speakers.<p>The Vizio SB3621 isn't just a terrific little sound bar system for movies and TV, it's also a sweet Bluetooth speaker for playing tunes. It's the first sound bar CNET ever reviewed to earn five stars <i>and</i> an …

Why Is a College-Admissions Code of Ethics Such a Big Deal?

Following news that the U.S. Justice Department is investigating an admissions association’s new ethics code, professionals in the field weigh the …

College & University

How to Protect Your Home Router from Attacks

A comprehensive guide for choosing and setting up secure Wi-Fi.<p>Your router, that box sitting in a corner of your house giving you internet access, is in many ways more important than your laptop or mobile phone. It might not store any of your personal information directly, but sensitive data passes …

Information Security

Looking Forward to 2018 at the Disneyland Resort

Another year has come and gone, and we're left now to look ahead and wonder what 2018 has in store. When it comes to the Disneyland Resort, we have a …

Here's what happened to teachers after Wisconsin gutted its unions

Britta Pigorsch was a sophomore in a high school outside of Madison, Wisconsin, when Act 10 passed the state legislature in 2011.<p>She already knew she wanted to be a teacher. But the legislation, which gutted collective bargaining rights for public sector unions and slashed their benefits, …

Education

Tool's Adam Jones Reveals Band Recorded New Version of 'Opiate'

While a new album is still in progress, an older Tool favorite recently got an update as well.Continue reading…

Guitar

7 Powerful Quotes That Will Make You a Better Leader This Weekend

We all fall into slumps. These seven inspiring quotes will help you quickly rise back up into becoming a better leader.<p>There isn't a one-size-fits-all canvas for what leadership looks like--nor for how it needs to be executed on a daily basis. Leadership is a journey which is something I'm learning …

Motivation

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Colorado Trail Race 2017 Bike Setup

At 4:00am on Sunday, July 23, I’ll be among the group of bikepackers setting out from Durango to ride the 525 miles to Denver along the Colorado …

Bikepacking

We Just Found the Ultimate DIY Backyard Fire Pit

This one-of-a-kind set-up features a fire pit, swings, and a built-in bar.<p>arrival of summer comes warm nights spent outdoors with the family making s'mores, afternoons spent relaxing on your porch swing, and plenty of backyard parties, all of which would benefit from an incredible backyard …

Landscaping

Behold: A Cheese Fondue Bread Bowl That Is Straight From Your Dreams

Is this real life?<p>1 loaf sourdough bread<p>80 grams melted butter<p>3 teaspoons crushed garlic<p>180 grams cream cheese<p>50 grams cheddar<p>50 grams mozzarella<p>120 milliliters milk<p>¼ teaspoon pepper<p>¼ teaspoon salt<p>2 egg yolk<p>1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 350°F.<p>2. Cut off the top of the bread.<p>3. Use a bread knife to …

You Won't Believe How Easy It Is To Make A Picture Perfect Checkerboard Cake

Seriously. You've got this.<p>GET THE RECIPE HERE.<p>When I first saw the inside of a checkerboard cake, I gasped. I was stunned by how crazy it looked. …

Dessert

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

30 Delicious Things You Never Knew You Could Make With A Crock-Pot

Think *outside* the stew.

You Said It: Clever Housekeeping Tips From Our Readers

For those of you who follow along with the January Cure each year, you know that sometimes the best advice comes from other readers. From tips for …

Teachers must ditch 'neuromyth' of learning styles, say scientists

Eminent academics from worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology voice concerns over popularity of method<p>Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to …

The 10,000-hour rule is wrong and perpetuates a cruel myth

Carlsen's subsequent rise to chess stardom was meteoric: grandmaster status later in 2004; a share of first place in the Norwegian Chess Championship in 2006; youngest player ever to reach World No. 1 in 2010; and highest-rated player in history in 2012.<p>What explains this sort of spectacular …

Psychology

12 Life Lessons from ‘Seinfeld’

For a show that was mostly about stifling character growth and empathy, <i>Seinfeld</i> sure taught us a lot about being a better person. Almost every …

7 Habits of Highly Ineffective Leaders

Stephen Covey created a list of habits that he found true in highly successful people. Unfortunately there are also leaders who have the 7 habits of …

Teaching

This Simple Trick Makes Box Cake Mix 1,000 Times Better

It's life-changing.<p>I consider myself a baker—which to me means, I bake at least once a week, if not more. And more often than not, I'd rather go the extra mile and make things from scratch than use a mix, a refrigerated dough, or a pre-made batter. I just feel like mixing a few ingredients makes a …

Dessert

Have Your Mind Blown By The Most Amazing Secret Car Collection In America

When my rust-addled co-worker David Tracy described the trip he wanted to take with me, he said there was a guy in Virginia who had “a few Honda …

How to Easily Maintain a Water Heater

Get more hot water and extend the life of your water heater by following these tips.<p>A well-functioning water heater keeps a household running smoothly. When the water cools or runs out, everyone will notice the next time they want a nice, hot shower. Here are a few steps you can take to maximize …

Home Improvement

What Orion looks like as you get farther away from light pollution

What the constellation looks like in the darkest of places vs in cities.<p>Eighty percent of Americans can no longer see the Milky Way where they live.<p>Filmmaker Sriram Murali is here to show themwhat they’re missing.<p>In the following video — which you should do yourself a favor and watch in full screen …

What’s the Difference Between Baking Soda and Baking Powder? | MyRecipes

If you’ve ever tried substituting baking powder for baking soda (or vice versa), you’ve discovered that you can’t use the two interchangeably. We’ve …

Breakfast

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it<p>Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references …

Clean Eating Dessert Recipes

Who says desserts can't be healthy? By utilizing ingredients like fresh fruit, dark chocolate, and dairy, you can create clean eating desserts that …

Healthy Eating

The eight ultimate North American road trips handpicked by car experts revealed

If you’re planning on hitting the road in North America, an illustrated guide has been created to show eight ultimate road trips that you can take.<p>The trip routes have been personally researched, hand-picked and collated by WeBuyAnyCar.com, the UK’s largest car buying service.<p>The idea behind the …

15+ Chewy Cookie Recipes to Live For

If you live for a chewy cookie, preferably one that is practically still dough, it's understandable. It might be considered a sin in some households (um, definitely mine) to overcook a batch of dough to jaw-breaking crispness. Thankfully, with these recipes, there's none of that — only ultragooey …