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The Best Cheeses For Grilled Cheese, According To People Who Truly Know

Warning: American cheese has no place in this story.<p>While it’s hard to deny the melty perfection of a diner-style grilled cheese sandwich made with slices of American cheese or even Kraft singles, most experts happen to think American cheese is pure garbage.<p>“It’s not really cheese to me, it’s some …

Cooking

Here's Why Some People Get 'Skin Orgasms' From Listening to Music

Those music chills.<p>Have you ever been listening to a great piece of music and felt a chill run up your spine? Or goosebumps tickle your arms and …

Flute

18 Ways for Digital Nomads to Make Money

All you need is a laptop, Wi-Fi and some wanderlust.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Real estate entrepreneur, writer and filmmaker Heidi Hough lives in a community of foreigners and natives in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Prior to Chiang Mai, she was in Vienna for a few …

Employment

The 10 Highest-Paying Gig Economy Jobs of 2018

The 10 Highest-Paying Gig Economy Jobs of 2018<p>Updated April 17, 2018<p>The gig economy is often mistaken for limited side hustling—part-time work that …

Employment

'Killer robots': AI experts call for boycott over lab at South Korea university

Academics around the world voice ‘huge concern’ over KAIST’s collaboration with defence company on autonomous weapons<p>Artificial intelligence researchers from nearly 30 countries are boycotting a South Korean university over concerns a new lab in partnership with a leading defence company could lead …

North Korea

12 Odd Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well

Sometimes, odd jobs can be high-paying jobs.<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>If you're looking for a high-paying job, don't overlook some of the oddest ones. They're the jobs you aren't likely to hear mentioned at a dinner party when someone asks, "What do you do?" You meet bankers …

Employment

So You're Smart, But You're Not Rich? This Eye-Opening New Scientific Study Tells You Why

Could there be a reason? Yes, it seems there could.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull?<p>Don't you listen to rich people and think: "What have they got that I …

Research

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Why was Nikola Tesla, the greatest inventor of our age, forgotten by history? There's a lot more to this story than you think. 📡 Tesla's Death Ray: A Murder Declassified airs Tuesdays at 10p on Discovery. https://t.co/8pYdYw986D

17 of the World's Most Romantic Destinations

Feel the love in these classic and far-flung places from National Geographic's book, The World's Most Romantic Destinations.

Travel Photography

The 60 greatest train journeys for 2018

The best train journey I’ve ever done? Tricky. In terms of sheer pinch-me-is-this-for-real wow-factor, it has to be the Trans-Mongolian, a journey of truly epic proportions. In my case it involved four days of travelling between Moscow and Lake Baikal on the traditional Trans-Siberian before …

Trains

9 Thorough Guides That Will Teach You the Basics of SEO | Inc.com

If you want to get discovered online, you're going to have to learn SEO basics. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources available that will help you do just that.<p>Some of them are offered by the most prominent names in digital marketing. These guides are not listed in any particular order, they …

Social Media Marketing

Why Europe’s wars of religion put 40,000 ‘witches’ to a terrible death

The persecution of witches came down to a battle for the ‘market share’ of post-Reformation Christians, according to a paper by two economists<p>It was a terrifying phenomenon that continues to cast a shadow over certain parts of Europe even today. The great age of witch trials, which ran between 1550 …

George Mason

27 fascinating maps that show how Americans speak English differently across the US

In a country as vast as the United States, you're hardly ever going to find a consensus on how to say something.<p>Do you drink soda, or do you call it pop? Do you wear sneakers, or tennis shoes? The answers vary depending on where you ask the question.<p>Linguists Bert Vaux and Scott Golder surveyed …

Linguistics

The Real Future of Work

Forget automation. The workplace is already cracking up in profound ways, and Washington is sorely behind on dealing with it.<p><b>In 2013, Diana Borland and 129 of her colleagues</b> filed into an auditorium at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Borland had worked there for the past 13 years as a …

The Workplace

18 Exponential Changes We Can Expect in the Year Ahead - MIT Technology Review

<i>Azeem Azhar is a strategist, product entrepreneur, and analyst living in London. He is the curator of the weekly newsletter</i> Exponential View<i>, from</i> …

Innovation

A Nobel Prize-winning economist thinks we’re asking all the wrong questions about inequality

America is trying to come to terms with its economic inequality. Does inequality spur growth or kill it? Is it a necessary evil—or necessarily bad? Angus Deaton, an economics professor at Princeton, and the recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in economics, is asked questions like these all the …

The US has reached the last stage before collapse

In <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire</i>, Edward Gibbon luridly evokes the Rome of 408 A.D., when the armies of the Goths prepared to descend upon the city.<p>The marks of imperial decadence appeared not only in grotesque displays of public opulence and waste, but also in the collapse …

Donald Trump

Estonia, the Digital Republic

Its government is virtual, borderless, blockchained, and secure. Has this tiny post-Soviet nation found the way of the future?<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Up the Estonian coast, a five-lane highway bends with the path of the sea, …

Europe

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

New Jersey

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should | Inc.com

With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these commitments are shelved or forgotten altogether soon after we ring in that very same New Year.<p><i>"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into</i> …

Self-improvement

10 Games Every Xbox One Player Needs

These are the games that will bring life to your Xbox One or Xbox One S.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

China is building a police station powered by AI, not humans

China this week announced an AI-powered unmanned police station will open in one of its capitol cities, proving once again that no other country quite embraces artificial intelligence like it does.<p>The station appears to be designed with driver and vehicle related matters in mind, making it more …

The former vice chairman of GM just predicted the car industry’s future: it has no future

It’s not every day a titan of industry predicts the demise of his own. But Bob Lutz, the former vice chairman of General Motors, believes the auto industry is not long for this world.<p>“It saddens me to say it, but we are approaching the end of the automotive era,” he writes this month for Automotive …

General Motors

The EPA has approved the release of weaponized mosquitoes in 20 US states

The US Environmental Protection Agency has given its approval for MosquitoMate, a Kentucky-based biotechnology company, to release its bacteria-infected male mosquitoes in several parts of the United States.<p>The EPA approval was first reported by Nature on Monday (Nov. 6), and confirmed by the …

7 Qualities Of People Who Are Chronically Unhappy

I often teach about happiness, and what has become exceedingly clear is there are seven qualities chronically unhappy people have mastered.<p>According …

Happiness

Here Come the Drones

Our love/hate relationship with tiny mechanical flying things<p>Last weekend, while hiking with my wife on an otherwise beautiful Sunday, a drone buzzed by.<p>I don’t know about you, but these days we’re frequently seeing amateurs flying the things in parks, at the beaches, and in school yards. A few …

AI is going to replace retail workers sooner than you think

<i>Citibank</i> recently disseminated a predictive research paper in its “Technology at Work” series, wherein a number of experts lay out the future of human employment. The co-director for the Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment, Carl Benedikt Frey, writes “Retail is one industry in …

10 maps that explain Russia's strategy

In fact, they are the first place to start thinking about a country's strategy, which can reveal factors that are otherwise not obvious.<p>The 10 maps below show Russia's difficult position since the Soviet Union collapsed and explain Putin's long-term intentions in Europe.<p><i>This article was originally</i> …

Russia

Accepting your darkest emotions is the key to psychological health

Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet, famously compared emotions—”a joy, a depression, a meanness”—to “unexpected visitors.” His advice was to let them in laughing, but that’s not what we do. Instead, we pretend not to notice, or even hide. We want to bury resentment and anger, or trade loneliness in …

Psychology