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The surprising origins of your f*cking favorite swear words

As a society, we like to swear.<p>Swear words have a strange power over us. It starts when we are young, when they are deliciously taboo. Then, as we …

Linguistics

The To-Do List Method That Finally Got My Life In Order

Who knew graph paper could make such a difference?<p>You’ve probably heard by now about the life-changing magic of a functional to-do list. <i>You’ll be</i> …

Productivity

Make This Firecracker Chicken in Your Slow Cooker

This winter has been particularly cold in the Midwest. To help warm things up, I plan on making every spicy dish I know. This recipe brings the heat, …

Cooking

26 Apps to Make Your Phone the Best Personal Assistant Ever

A mobile device loaded with the right apps can truly help a person get ahead in business and life.<p>A mobile device loaded with the right apps can help a person get more done, stay informed, relax and save money. Here's a fresh list of apps more than two dozen high achievers are using every …

Apps

How to grow chillies

Our gardening expert on the rewards to be reaped by early sowers<p>Let’s face it, January is a dark and dastardly month: sowing most things is pointless. But theexception is chillies. Sure, the seed packages say sow in March, but you want to be potting them on by then. The longer you give chillies to …

Gardening

The Easiest Ways To Build A Personal Website That Looks Professional

If a LinkedIn profile is the amuse-bouche for recruiters or hiring managers in search of the right talent, a personal website is the entree. That's …

Marketing

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Self-improvement

7 Tips for Using Coffee Grounds in the Garden

If you’re like me, that morning cup of coffee is non-negotiable. Over time, that caffeine habit can generate a lot of coffee grounds. Don’t toss …

5 Simple Habits That Will Upgrade Your Leadership in 2018

Being a better leader doesn't have to be that hard<p>Being a better leader has so many benefits it helps drive better results, helps increase employee retention, and it reduces stress levels. The more you lead, the less you will have to manage, and it's management that raises the stress levels, not …

Why Wednesday? The days of the week have a convoluted religious heritage

The Romans may have got the ball rolling with their seven-day week, but weekday names in English owe as much to Anglo-Saxon gods<p>The origins of our days of the week lie with the Romans. The Romans named their days of the week after the planets, which in turn were named after the Roman gods:<p><i>dies …

The Oldest 23 Words in the English Langu, According to Science

They've lasted over 15,000 years.<p>Not a lot of things last over a thousand years; even fewer last over 10,000.<p>Yet a British research team has put together a list of what they called "ultraconserved words," or words that have remained basically unchanged for a stunning 15,000 years.<p>The researchers …

The 8 Best Interview Questions You Could Ever Ask

The right questions that can lead to a successful hire<p>I've interviewed a lot of people in my career for all kinds of positions and from many backgrounds. Most people have favorite interview questions to ask and some believe certain questions can quickly reveal what they need to know about a …

Employment

The 70-20-10 Rule

A simple principle for managing scarce resources<p>One of the things I always get asked about from the companies I work with is how to manage their innovation resources. Should they bet big on an unproven, but possibly breakthrough idea? Or focus on improving the products that they already know their …

My Meetings Used to Be Epic Fails Until I Adopted These 4 Habits

Our meetings were showcases for my ego, not opportunities to share best practices.<p><i>What are the best ways to run a meeting? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Rob Jeppsen, CEO at</b> …

18 Cinematography Smartphone Apps You'll Actually Use

If you want to make your life as a cinematographer easier and more efficient, there's definitely an app for that.<p>Obviously, smartphones have changed …

Your Savings Account RIGHT NOW Will Tell You What Age You'll Retire

If you save $10,000 annually you can become a millionaire in 30 years, no matter your age.<p>Conventional wisdom tells us that the sooner you start saving for retirement, the sooner you can retire. Unfortunately, that's sometimes easier said than done. After all, life has a habit having constantly …

13 of the world's most beautiful libraries

European Travel

The Oldest Treasures From 12 Great Libraries

We asked some of our favorite libraries: What’s the oldest item in your collection?<p>When you start to think about the oldest books that a library …

Ancient History

Snickerdoodle Bread is Pure Heaven

<b>You’ll Need:</b><p>2-½ cups of flour.<br>2 tsps of baking powder.<br>½ tsp of salt.<br>2 tsps of cinnamon.<br>1 cup of softened butter.<br>2 cups of sugar.<br>3 eggs.<br>1 tsp of …

Crushing an egg into your coffee sounds disgusting — but it makes an amazing-tasting drink

Crushing an egg (shell and all), whisking it with freshly ground coffee, and boiling the mixture sounds gross. The result looks terrifying, too — like a hideous swamp creature gurgling in your pot.<p>However, the umber-red-colored drink that results, called "egg coffee," is almost free of bitter …

Coffee

These 8 Excel Timesavers Will Make You a Spreadsheet Speed Demon

For those times when you want to make Excel beg you for mercy, instead of the other way around.<p>If you've spent any time operating a computer, you've encountered Microsoft Excel. This quintessential program is practically everywhere, regularly making appearances on business computers thanks to its …

Microsoft Excel

Hawaiian Wedding Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

<b>You’ll Need (for the cake):</b><p>1 cup of white sugar.<br>½ cup of brown sugar.<br>1 tsp of baking soda.<br>2 cups of all purpose flour.<br>2 eggs.<br>1 (20 ounce) can of …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Scientists Have Concluded That The Universe Shouldn't Really Exist

And yet here we are.<p>Scientists just confirmed the problem at the centre of the Universe: it shouldn't really exist at all.<p>That's because at the very …

Physics

How to Grow a Beard Fast

Go from barefaced to lumberjack status before it's already warm again.<p>Whether you’re anxious to fill in a patchy beard, are growing a beard for the first time, or you're wondering how to grow a beard fast—i.e. barefaced to lumberjack at record speeds—you need to know one thing: There’s no miracle …

Efficacy in Digital Learning

As a principal, the buck stopped with me. I was reminded of this by numerous superintendents during my tenure as a school leader. However, when we …

These 2 Bad Habits Cause Conflict in Your Workplace. Here's How to Fix Them

Office conflict costs U.S. businesses about $359 billion annually.<p>How often have you experienced conflict in the workplace? This could be in the form of bickering, gossiping, or outright confrontation done in an unhealthy way. I've seen it happen in leadership groups to rank-and-file employees in …

This is how to use the new iOS 11 Files app

With Apple's iOS 11 update comes the new and handy Files app. The improvement in file organization, dragging, and dropping is best put to use on the …

Apps

17 Note-Taking Tips That'll Make Everyone In Class Want To Copy You

Yes, this means you have to go to class.<p><i>Some responses have been lightly edited for length or clarity.</i>

This 17-Second Rule Will Make You More Productive (and Happy)

You can rewire your brain to improve mindset, increase happiness and success, and stay focused on your goals.<p>Everyone experiences stretches of life, whether a few days or many years, when the down moments are more frequent than the good. These periods of time can rob you of your passion, energy, …

Happiness