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24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Employment

Buckle Up: The History Of The NATO Watch Strap

Enthusiasts of watch culture love to dive into the minutia. Besides the watch face, the accompanying straps that fasten them are objects of …

Watches

These security experts get paid to think like hackers

The 2017 news cycle was inundated with headlines about high-profile, large-scale data breaches. In their wake, millions of Americans were left wondering if their sensitive information—social security numbers and credit card details—had been compromised.<p>The apparent uptick in breaches is …

Cybersecurity

Here's every class of ship in the US Navy

The US Navy is the most powerful group of ships, carriers, and sailors on Earth.<p>The Navy is older than the US — founded in 1775 as the Continental Navy — and is currently made up of 430 ships and submarines. It's been involved in more than 10 major wars, and combat has taken the Navy all over the …

The 50 best audiobooks of all time

If you love to read, but haven't had the time to sit down with a good book lately, consider listening to an audiobook. Today's audiobooks can be downloaded right to your phone, and make the perfect listening companion for your commute, workout, or anytime your hands are busy but your ears are …

Marvel Cinematic Universe chronological viewing order and movie timeline so far

With Avengers: Infinity War hitting cinemas in April the Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally reaching the point it's been building to since Iron Man …

You can now access 400,000 free high-res images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

A year ago, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art embarked on an ambitious project to give everyone free access to images in its collection. Using the Creative Commons zero license (CC0), the third most visited museum in the world has essentially turned over a trove of high resolution images to any …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

A captivating illusion of a round disk fitting through a tiny square hole is the coolest bar trick you need to know

Here's something you've probably never thought much about: Is there a way to get a round disk through a smaller square hole in a piece of paper?<p>It seems silly, right? Of course not, you say! It's impossible!<p>Well, not always, according to this video by Numberphile featuring a mathematician from …

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

Patterns In Black And White Photo Contest Winner

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos with patterns in B&W in the Patterns In Black And White Photo contest with chances to win …

Take a Literary Tour of the U.S. with These 50 State-Set Books

Harper Lee<p><b>Alabama</b><p>This Pulitzer Prize winner from Harper Lee is one of the great American novels. Fifty years after its publication, its ruminations on race, injustice, and morality remain as relevant as ever, and crusading attorney Atticus Finch is one of literature’s finest characters.<p>Jack</b> …

Books

Billionaire Elon Musk says he was 'raised by books' and credits his success to these 8

Earlier this year, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk made history upon successfully completing the first commercial rocket launch from the NASA launch …

Elon Musk

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Incredible 30-Day Journey Of A Cargo Ship In A Timelapse Shows What Most Of Us Will Never See In Our Lifetimes

Ever dreamed about a life at sea? Many of us have dreamed of leaving it all behind, heading off to live the romantic life of exploration and …

Our Favorite Rib Recipes of All-Time

We’re not saying these ribs are required at your summer party, but they’re highly recommended for happy guests.<p>These rib recipes cover all areas of …

This smartphone controlled paper airplane is so much more fun than a drone

Drones? Pfffff, quadcopters are old news. They’re great if you want to spend thousands of dollars on a professional-grade model that you use for …

Roomba creator wants to do for gardens what he did for your floors

Let's be honest: while planting your garden can be fun, weeding it usually isn't. Not unless you enjoy crouching down for long stretches, anyway. You might not have to endure the drudgery for too much longer, though. Roomba co-creator Joe Jones and Franklin Robotics are launching Tertill, a robot …

Star Wars reading list: where to start after you finish the movies

Take your first step into a larger world<p>The <i>Star Wars</i> universe is more than just a handful of blockbuster films and animated television shows. The sheer volume of material is a double-edged sword: it provides dedicated fans plenty of new material to immerse themselves in, but it can also deter …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Trump’s new national security adviser wrote a reading list for anyone involved in military affairs

Facing added scrutiny in the wake of his predecessor’s resignation, new National Security Council chief of staff H.R. McMaster will have to learn from Michael Flynn’s mistakes. Fortunately learning is one of his favorite hobbies.<p>In 2012, while commander of the US Army Maneuver Center of Excellence …

National Security

Watery Jetpacks Become Star Wars Speeder Bikes

Luke, use the Jet Ski!<p>It's a little hard to say what's quite going on in this Star Wars fan video—ostensibly, it looks like rebels and Chewbacca are watching stormtroopers about to take a dip in a lake? Anyway, the plot is not the point. The point is how they make Imperial speedsters come to …

Jet Skis

How to Learn Python for Data Science in 2018 (Updated)

In this guide, we’ll cover how to learn Python for data science, including our favorite curriculum for self-study.You see, data science is about …

Most Beautiful Neighborhoods in Paris

Paris’ 20 Arrondissements spiral out from the center of the city (Ile de la Cité) in a clockwise direction. Spread […]Most Beautiful Neighborhoods in …

Paris

Filmmaker unknowingly captures stunning drone wedding photo

Looks like drone wedding photography is cool even when it's accidental.<p>Travel filmmaker Brandon Li was reviewing still photos from a drone session …

Drones

The 12 Best Places To Snag The Coolest Pins And Patches

Your guide to our favorite artist-run shops<p>Long gone are the days of us wearing our denim jackets—or anything really—plain and simple. After all, what better canvas is there than our own everyday staples? To help out with that, today’s most talented young artists are making their artwork much more …

After reading thousands of romance books, Google’s AI is writing eerie post-modern poetry

Google had a problem. Their AI engine spoke with grammatical precision and factual accuracy, but its diction remained terse and limp. They wanted it to be more conversational, so they made it read 2,865 romance novels. Now Google has a poet.<p>In an unpublished paper entitled “Generating Sentences …

Artificial Intelligence

29 Recipes Every Millennial Should Know

You’re in the real world now. That means it’s time to cook like the young professional you are. If you’re clueless and without any cookbooks, have no fear. Cooking is easier than you think, and you can whip up some gourmet meals in no time. Spoon University is here to help with easy recipes that’ll …

Ice Cream

10 Insanely Good Food Pairings You'd Never Think to Put Together

These duos may seem like a bad idea, but one bite, and you’ll make them a regular in your kitchen<p>Salt, pepper, and lemon. Many chefs say that’s all …

10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With a Lemon

When life gives you lemons, use them in more ways than you ever imagined.<p><b>Help Toothaches</b><p>Lemon juice is no replacement for going to see your dentist—and exposing your teeth to fruit acids isn't a great long-term strategy. But if you've already got a toothache, the citric acid in lemons can alleviate …

Recipes