Phil Brown

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Google’s Project Fi is the best cellphone plan you’re not using

Google has a solution for everyone who is tired of seeing astronomical cell phone bills at the end of each month. Launched in 2015, Project Fi is an …

These 5 tips for resolving even the most heated fights could save troubled marriages

"All couples fight," says Esther Perel. "It is normal to fight. Aggression, anger, disappointment, frustration are normal experiences in any relationship. But some couples fight better and resolve their fights better and have a better way of reconnecting afterwards."<p>Perel is a couples therapist …

Self-help

These secret Netflix codes uncover a list of 'hidden' films and TV shows — and it's easy to use them

To access the extra content, all you need to do is add the code for the desired genre or sub genre to the end of the usual Netflix URL.<p>For example, to access the list for "action & adventure," you would add the code 1365, making your URL become: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/1365.<p>Niche sub …

Someone figured out why the KFC Twitter account follows just 11 people — it's a brilliant marketing ploy

The Twitter account of global fast-food giant KFC has more than 1.2 million followers, but it follows only five English women and six men in return. They're all certified accounts.<p>The women include Victoria Beckham, Mel B, and Geri Halliwell.<p>The six men include a musician, journalist, a Green Bay …

An executive who's a 'nightmare' to negotiate with reveals the best way to get what you want

Coles is the chief content officer at Hearst Magazines; she's served as editor-in-chief of both Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan magazines. She's also a board member of Snap.<p>Coles is notorious for her gutsiness — she once ambushed a woman in a bathroom stall in an attempt to land a scoop — so it's not …

Research: For Better Brainstorming, Tell an Embarrassing Story

It was Alex Osborn, a 1960s advertising executive, who coined the term brainstorming. He passionately believed in the ability of teams to generate brilliant ideas, provided they follow four rules: members should share any idea that came to mind, build on the ideas of others, avoid criticism, and, …

These 7 numbers tell you how healthy you are — and they have nothing to do with your weight

People count everything from calories to steps. But there is one measurement that's constantly counted, addressed, and criticized when it comes to health — a person's weight.<p>Because of the emphasis placed on this number, people tend to think it's the only one that matters when it comes to your …

Here's How Much Exercise You Need Per Week To Live Longer

And how to get it.<p>It’s official: If you want a longer life, you need to get moving.<p>A recent study published in the journal The Lancet found that the minimum amount of exercise you need to increase your longevity is approximately 150 minutes per week. The research also showed that everyday …

Game of Thrones

News Alert: Psychologists Discover Pathological Pettiness (PP)

Psychologists have discovered a new mental disorder for which there is no known treatment: Pathological Pettiness or PP for short. The condition is manifested by the constant need to respond bitterly to the slightest threats to one's person. Thus, the numbers of people for and against one are …

Wish You Were Smarter? Here are Four Activities You Need to Try

<i>What are the top hobbies that make you smarter? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by D.J. Hoskins, Author, Thinker, Published Writer, Rubiks Cube Puzzle Solver, on Quora:</b><p>Cubing (Solving Rubik's …

Keith Olbermann Has A Message To Share With Your Trump-Supporting Friends

"Let's go in on the assumption you're smarter than I am."<p>Keith Olbermann is trying a new approach.<p>In the latest clip for his “The Resistance” series on GQ, Olbermann isn’t trying to change anyone’s mind about the election, policy, beliefs or politics.<p>There’s just one thing he wants Trump supporters …

Keith Olbermann

Early Signpost of The Trump Era: Heinlein's 'Future History' and Asimov's 'Foundation' at 75

As the bizarre, toxic yet darkly fascinating year 2016 has faded completely into an unknown 2017, a question or two occurs with relevance to the next few years. Did legendary science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein predict much of what has just happened in a series of stories he worked out before …

Editor's Note

Twenty-Five Great Jazz Baritone Saxophone Peformances

Ronnie Cuber<p>The cumbersome and often unwieldy baritone saxophone has long been relegated to the position of a shadowy stepchild to its more grandiloquent brothers, the tenor and alto saxophones, in jazz music. A low register behemoth that requires voluminous breath, careful control and formidable …

The US dropped more than 26,000 bombs in 2016 — here is where they went

For a nation that isn't officially at war against another nation, the United States dropped an awful lot of bombs on a pretty large number of countries last year, according to research by Micah Zenko, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and research associate Jennifer …

So THAT'S What 'OK' Stands For

It's the "bae" of the 19th century.<p>”OK” may be one of the most commonly used words in America.<p>Want to grab a drink after work? <i>OK.</i> How are you feeling? <i>I’m OK.</i> Justin Bieber is the best singer of all time. <i>OK ...</i><p>But did you know that every time you throw “OK” around you’re using the 1840s slang …

Language

Smart Donkey Uses Awesome Problem-Solving Skills To Cross Fence

Genius!<p>This is one smart ass.<p>Oreste the donkey didn’t fancy jumping over a fence, as his pals Pedro and Domenico had just done.<p>So he took a more methodical approach and carefully removed the barrier with his mouth ― allowing to him walk through the gap in a much calmer manner.<p>The Paradase donkey …

Italy

30 Hilarious Tweets About Marriage That Just Nailed It This Year

These are spot on. 😂<p>Married couples may like to think that their relationship is a unique and complex thing. But at the end of the day, it turns out that marriage is a surprisingly universal (and often hilarious) experience.<p>To prove it, we’ve compiled 30 of the funniest and most relatable marriage …

Motherhood

No, Donald Trump Wishing Happy New Year To His 'Many Enemies' Is In No Way the Same As Hillary Clinton's 'Basket Of Deplorables'

In his typically presidential style, Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to wish Americans a happy New Year, with all the grace an poise befitting a future Commander-in-Chief. Reaching out to his “many enemies and those who have fought [him] and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do” the …

Donald Trump Lets Bygones Be Bygones In New Year's Tweet (Just Kidding!)

"Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies ..."<p>President-elect Donald Trump is putting the “dip” in diplomacy, if his New Year’s Eve tweet is any indication.<p>The Donald has decided to ring in the New Year with a heartfelt tweet wishing good tidings to all.<p>Just kidding! That would have been …

Donald Trump

5 Apps to Hone Your Competitive Advantage

Looking for a job over 50 is no small feat. Employers want to know how you think and if you understand the big picture based on what is relevant in business today and what is coming next that may impact business. Practicing a forward-thinking mindset can help you stand out from the crowd, but how …

Apps

Big Night for Medal of Freedom Honorees and Obama: Pictures

Award Shows

Today’s Big Lie: The Clintons ‘Avoided Taxes Just Like Trump’ (No, They Didn’t)

The Clintons’ 2015 return shows a roughly $700,000 capital loss carried over from a prior year, that loss originates with the financial crash of …

Government