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The 24 Rules for Success Left Behind by a Legendary Wall Street Banker

14. "Have some fun—but not all the time!"<p>Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four …

Wall Street

14 Weird Thoughts That, Once They Cross Your Mind, You Won't Be Able To Stop Thinking About

If you think about it, neurologists are just a bunch of brains studying another brain??<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Time Travel

The 21 best games on PS4

Monster Hunter

Breathing

On weekends, my husband and I are in a house near a lake, surrounded by woods. We are miles away from everything. When we wake up there, it is to silence, and for some time on those mornings we lie still, letting the day gather around us, listening to each other breathe.<p>When we get up, we start the …

Mind

40 Cool PVC Hacks That Can Make Your Home More Beautiful

As you may have noticed, we love discovering new and ingenious ideas when it comes to repurposing old stuff or using basic items to create unique and …

DIY

The top 10 video games of 2018 (so far)

We're halfway through the year 2018 and there have already been a handful of huge gaming hits that have dominated our lives for dozens (and dozens …

Retrogaming

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

The Brain

This colorful vortex ring collision is almost too mesmerizing

Five years ago, Destin Sandlin of the YouTube channel SmarterEveryDay saw a video of two vortex rings colliding with each other. As he watched, …

YouTube

The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

Consciousness

11 Life Hacks That Can Help You Survive

In an emergency, the first thing that comes to mind is the advice of our friends and family. However, even the most well-known recommendations may …

I am raising my daughter to speak three languages. A stranger demanded I 'speak English' to her

I felt her staring at me on the playground as I called out to my daughter.<p>She must be someone’s grandmother, I thought. She must be curious, as people often are.<p>Then she took one step toward me — pink fingernails, dark blond hair — and opened her mouth, e-nun-ci-a-ting each word.<p>“Speak English,” …

Language

Why Did I Teach My Son to Speak Russian?

When bilingualism isn’t obviously valuable, you have to decide what you think of the language.<p>I no longer remember when I started speaking to Raffi in Russian. I didn’t speak to him in Russian when he was in his mother’s womb, though I’ve since learned that this is when babies first start …

This home theater recreates the multiplex with a level of detail you won't believe

The 29 most rewatchable movies of all time

They are the movies that you stop everything to watch, can get sucked into even if it's halfway through, and know every single line of.<p>These are the best rewatchable movies.<p>From Steven Spielberg classics, like "Jaws" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark," to romantic comedies, such as "How to Lose a Guy in …

What Was Causing a Healthy Older Man to Be Nauseated by Food?

“Dad, you have to come home, right away,” the woman said calmly but insistently on the phone to her 73-year-old father. He and her mother had just embarked on a two-week European vacation with close friends, but he told his daughter that he had never felt this sick. It frightened her that this man, …

Columbia University

32 Projects (With Videos!) You Can Do in 2 Hours or Less

The best thing about these projects isn’t that they’re easy or quick to build, though that’s pretty cool. It’s that each one includes a helpful video …

An illustrative guide to common words people tend to misuse

We’ve all been there. There are just certain words that sound so much alike even though they have completely different meanings. And sometimes, when …

Astronaut Tim Peake reveals the 3 brainteasers he had to pass before being allowed into space

Can you solve them?<p>As a child, did you ever dream of becoming an astronaut, flying among the stars and exploring places that no person has ever …

A Texas man decapitated a rattlesnake. It bit him anyway and he nearly died, his wife says.

For Jennifer and Jeremy Sutcliffe, it was supposed to be a relaxing day at home. A daughter and granddaughter were coming to visit. A family cookout was planned for later in the afternoon.<p>But by the end of that day in late May, Jeremy Sutcliffe would be in a coma, his body ravaged by rattlesnake …

Zoology

Game developer pranks player after he threatens to shoot up studio

‘You claimed it was just a joke... so I thought I’d teach you a lesson about comedy’<p>Game developers get abusive, threatening messages from players all the time, and some high-profile games have even become notorious for “toxic” communities. Recently, one studio responded to a death threat in a …

University of California

50+ Painting Ideas That Will Inspire You to Pick Up a Brush Right Now

When it comes to painting, everyone starts out on an even playing field—those that paint well have built their skills over time. Doing so, however, requires patience, and for you to put brush to canvas (or paper) and increase your aptitude stroke by stroke. We’ve seen this happen in a drawing; just …

All the books Bill Gates has recommended over the last eight years

Bill Gates has become a powerful influence on publishing. An endorsement from the philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder can cause tangible sales spikes, reminiscent of the golden ticket that once came with being picked for Oprah’s book club.<p>So just what does Gates read? Quartz manually compiled …

Books

33 cities around the world where healthcare is good, housing is affordable, and people have the best quality of life

Life is good Down Under.<p>A report shows that several of the world cities with the best quality of life are in Australia and New Zealand. Australia has the 7th and 8th best cities and New Zealand has the first and 12th cities for best quality of life, according to a new report by Deutsche Bank Market …

Save hundreds of dollars on a custom computer desk—by building it yourself

A surprisingly easy step-by-step guide.<p>After spending countless hours putting together a killer workstation, you have a tricked-out desktop computer, multiple monitors, bangin' speakers, and...a surface that's too tiny to fit it all. Here's how to build your own ergonomic, customized desk that …

Ron Howard movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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The Most Badass Latin Phrases

Want to impress your friends with your erudite ways? Eager to utter completely vicious phrases that people will have to look up later? Looking for a …

13 cognitive biases that really screw things up for you

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

Psychology

Impossibly Huge Depth of Focus in Microscope Photographs

Sometimes, less is more. Sometimes, more is more. There is a type of person who believes that if enough photos of the same subject are taken, one of …

Whistler’s Mother review – a painting that’s not what it seems

Over the last century and a half Whistler’s mother has been having a high old time. Perhaps 1934 was the giddiest year: Cole Porter name-checked her in “You’re the Top” while the US government put her on a postage stamp to celebrate Mother’s Day.<p>More recently the playwright Edward Bond turned her …

Literature

Everyone is Sharing Hilariously Bad Stock Photos of Their Jobs

Stock photos generally aren’t the best at showing realistic views of what different jobs are like, but sometimes they’re hilariously inaccurate. …