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29 Things We Bet You Didn't Know You Could Make in the Slow Cooker

Go beyond slurp-worthy soups and stews with these unexpected slow-cooker recipes.<p>No offense to soups and stews, but your slow cooker is capable of so …

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free) | Inc.com

What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And plasticity is …

Albert Einstein

This Phone's Molecular Sensor Scans and Analyzes Objects

Changhong, a Chinese consumer electronics company, has released a new cell phone that can analyze the molecular properties of food, liquids, …

Skateboarding in an Empty Waterpark Looks Crazy Fun

Skating a drained in-ground pool is old hat by now, so an entire waterpark was the obvious logical step forward.<p>In this short video, Alex Sorgente, …

Water Parks

Floral Designer Creates Living Jewelry That Grows While You Wear It

Designer Susan McLeary is taking the jewelry world by storm with her incredibly stunning accessories made from living plants. She uses real …

The dark side of nursery rhymes

Goosey Goosey Gander may be about religious persecution, while Lucy Locket is about 18th Century prostitutes, writes Clemency Burton-Hill.<p>Plague, medieval taxes, religious persecution, prostitution: these are not exactly the topics that you expect to be immersed in as a new parent. But probably …

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10 Noble Facts About German Shepherds

Intelligent, agile, and spirited, the German Shepherd is the ultimate service dog. There’s a lot underneath that thick coat of fur you might not know.<p>…

8 Really, Really Good Reasons to Drink Beer

A recent study conducted by the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrucke and Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and the …

Alcohol

60+ Incredible Tiny Houses You'll Hardly Believe Are Real

Be warned: This list might inspire you sell your home and downsize immediately.<p>Tiny homes aren't just about looking cute — they're part of a growing movement that promotes sustainable living. Many designers have figured out innovative ways to make these small homes amazingly well-equipped and, …

Off-grid

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

There Will Now Be An Actual Public Health Class On FX's 'The Strain'

Anyone who's watched “The Strain” would agree that creator Guillermo del Toro has managed to depict and predict details from very recent public health nightmares, like last year's Ebola crisis or the current MERS outbreak in South Korea.<p>The show, which debuted on FX last summer, re-imagines the …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People | Inc.com

Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.</i><p>He's also …