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Ten Charts That Will Make You A Beef Expert

(See full sized image here)<p>According to the Cattleman's Beef Board and National Cattleman's Beef Association Beef is "What's For Dinner", and whether …

26 Previously Banned TV Episodes You Can Stream Right Now

While there are any number of reasons why a specific episode of a television series might be pulled from the airwaves or from reruns (some of them …

14 Questions To Ask Yourself If You’re Wondering Whether Or Not Your Friend Is Toxic

1. Do I feel physically and/or emotionally drained after spending time together?<p>We all have different natural energy levels, and that includes how …

9 Simple Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi Network

We’ve all been there: You're watching the latest season of <i>Orange is the New Black</i> on Netflix when, all of a sudden, the video jerks to a stop—and the …

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10 Apple Watch tips & tricks to unlock features + enhance the experience

Whether you’re brand new to the Apple Watch or you’ve been wearing yours since day one, there are a few key tips everyone should know to get the most out of the new smartwatch. Many of these actually weren’t available on day one and only became possible recently, and each of these I’ve found …

How To Stop Procrastinating (A Brief Guide)

Today we're going to tackle the age-old problem of procrastination. In this article, you’ll discover:• Why smart people procrastinate the most (and …

The 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar

On Twitter, Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats has compiled nuggets of narrative wisdom she’s received working for the animation studio over the …

Smart Casket Design Keeps Corpses Connected to Social Media

What happens to someone's social media presence after they die is a question that the world has been grappling with for a number of years now. …

The Science of Sounding Smart

When you’re trying to convey the quality of your mind to your boss, or to a company that’s considering you for a job, your best ally may be your own voice.<p>Although some people may assume that their ideas and intellect would come across much better in written form, it turns out that using your voice …

It’s Harder to Empathize with People If You’ve Been in Their Shoes

Imagine that you have just become a new parent. Overwhelmed and exhausted, your performance at work is suffering. You desperately want to work from home part-time to devote more attention to your family. One of your supervisors had children while climbing the corporate ladder, while the other …

5 Easy Router Tweaks for Faster, More Secure Wifi

Your router might look like an impenetrable black box of internet mystery, but tweaking a few settings under the hood is easier than you might think. …

How to beam YouTube to the big screen using El Capitan

Ever wish you could watch all those great <i>Key & Peele</i> or <i>Inside Amy Schumer</i> clips from YouTube on the big television in the living room?<p>Sometimes the small screen on your MacBook just isn’t large enough to contain all that hilarity. It’s times like these that you’ll want to send video to that massive …

12 Old Words That Survived by Getting Fossilized in Idioms

English has changed a lot in the last several hundred years, and there are many words once used that we would no longer recognize today. For whatever …

The Essential Guide to Crafting a Work Email

You, like me, probably rattle off emails quickly, all day (and sometimes all night) long. And that means the people receiving your emails are doing exactly the same thing. Whether this is good or bad for us, generally speaking, is an open question. But until we all get better at dealing with email …

10 Reasons Why Done Is Better Than Perfect

<b>“Do not plan for ventures before finishing what's at hand.” Euripides</b>Anyone who is assigned a project, has a creative passion, or runs a business …

7 Things You Didn't Know About Sleep

There's a whole lot going on while you snooze.<p><b>1. You sleep in cycles.</b><p>A full sleep cycle takes about 90 to 120 minutes, says psychologist Lisa Medalie, a behavioral sleep specialist at the University of Chicago. You go through four stages, starting with the lightest one and ending with rapid-eye …

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6 Steps for Communicating Calmly When Someone Upsets You

When someone upsets you, the way you reply can either bring calm and closure, or it can escalate the situation. To avoid pouring fuel on the fire of …

How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science

I’ve explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families.<p>But <b>what makes children</b> …

How to Text a Woman For a Date | The Art of Manliness

Many of you fervently felt that, barring an opportunity to ask in-person (the best, manliest option, we can all agree), calling was the only way to …

How to Lace Your Dress Shoes | The Art of Manliness

You’ve probably never thought much about how to lace your dress shoes and I don’t blame you. I don’t think much about it either. In the list of …

Narcissistic Leaders: The Incredible Pros, the Inevitable Cons

When Michael Maccoby wrote this article, which was first published in early 2000, the business world was still under the spell of the Internet and its revolutionary promise. It was a time, Maccoby wrote, that called for larger-than-life leaders who could see the big picture and paint a compelling …

9 Incredibly Helpful Social Skills That Will Boost Your Relationships

<i>Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked: What are useful social skills that can be picked up quickly? Here is one of the best answers that’s been</i> …

It’s Time to Kill the Tea Bag

After water, the world’s second most consumed beverage isn’t cola, wine or beer — it’s tea. Yet, surprisingly, not many people know how to make it …

Vacation vicariously with these must-see summer travel films

Vacation films used to be something to fear. The blurry Super 8 home movie from the lake or the two-hour slide show of the neighbor’s trip to the Badlands would quickly put us to sleep (although we might have preferred death).<p>But these days, anyone can shoot and edit their vacation films with …

29 Travel Hacks Even Frequent Fliers Don't Know

Instead of insulting your intelligence with “hacks” like “pack light,” or “bring an empty water bottle,” we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks …

Watch: Building a Hut from Scratch

This morning I came across a strangely mesmerizing video. It starts by showing a young man clad only in shorts making a stone axe by chipping two …

The Emotions That Make Us More Creative

Artists and scientists throughout history have remarked on the bliss that accompanies a sudden creative insight. Einstein described his realization of the general theory of relativity as the happiest moment of his life. More poetically, Virginia Woolf once observed, “Odd how the creative power …

Has Our Culture Killed Class?

My grandmother, if she were here today, would be thrilled knowing her unwavering insistence on manners and etiquette were not lost on me.<p>With perfect …