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Read This If You Think You’re An INFJ

The clear answers on what makes you different<p>INFJ is the least common personality and one of the most frequently mistyped. Making it highly …

Inside Kim Jong-un's Bloody Scramble to Kill Off His Family

While the world watches North Korea launch missiles, the very paranoid supreme leader has been busy eliminating anyone in his family who might knock him off the throne.<p>The video begins with no fanfare, no preamble. A lone figure, a young man in black, sits in front of a stark white backdrop. His …

North Korea

What are algorithms?

ALGORITHMS are everywhere. They play the stockmarket, decide whether you can have a mortgage and may one day drive your car for you. They search the …

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

How to Drink Alone in Public

I like <b>Katie Bee's idea</b>. But this is just a temporary solution using materials at hand. If you have a bit more time and money, then I suggest …

19 Reasons Hermione Shouldn't Have Gotten Married At All

Forget the boys. Hermione should have ended up with Hermione.

Relationships

Can We Be Objective About Quality in Coffee?

Naturally humans are sort of selfish creatures: We have an inherently hard time separating our personal opinions from what may or may not be objectively true about certain things, most especially food and drinks. When we taste something we don't like, our immediate response is to scrunch our noses …

The 4 Fundamentals of Latte Art

<b>Author's Note:</b> For the month of November, I'm going to explore milk and its (delicious) relationship to coffee. We'll obsess over latte art in today's post, but look forward to several Milky Mondays discussing fat and flavor, a primer on milk chemistry, and dairy alternatives. Questions about milk? …

The Serious Eats Guide to Pourover Coffee

Whether you call it by-the-cup, hand-brewed, or manually brewed coffee, anytime you're creating a fresh, single cup experience by pouring water over coffee into a cone, you're making a "pourover"—a flavorful, clean-tasting way to express the qualities of drip coffee (that can hold myriad subtle and …

What Does 'Single Origin' Coffee Really Mean?

By now, most enlightened coffee drinkers know the difference between a single origin coffee and a blend. Or do we? Last week, Starbucks added an Ethiopian coffee to their offerings, billed curiously as a "single origin blend".<p>As an industry, has coffee got its story straight on how specific it's …

When I Grow Up, I Want to Drink Coffee

When I was 5, I took a sip of my dad’s coffee and promptly started to cry. It was bitter and brown and quite possibly the worst thing I had ever …

The highly productive habits of Alan Turing

On the week of his 100th birthday, we celebrate the mathematician's life.<p>June 23 marks the 100th birthday of Alan Turing. If I had to name five …

If You Like Her, Don’t Make Her Question It

<i>If you like her…</i><p>Text her first.<p>Say good morning.<p>Or goodnight.<p>Tell her you that you miss her.<p>Surprise her.<p>Compliment her and build her up.<p>Ask about …

Tax Your Brain With 5 Victorian Riddles

The Victorians loved a good parlor game. Charades and blindman’s bluff were well-known enough in the 19th century to find their way into Dickens’s …

On Being Quiet And Asian

I’ve always been quiet. I was the child reading alone during playtime, the girl hanging out at the library after school, and the teenager lost in her own world. Growing up, I was confident in my quietness. It was just my nature, a personality quirk that made me me. It had nothing to do with my …

Empathy

10 Secrets of the INFJ Personality Type

The INFJ is the rarest of the 16 Myers-Briggs personality types, making up only 1-2 percent of the population. People who identify as INFJs are …

100-Year-Old Life Hacks That Are Surprisingly Useful Today

People don't often look back on the early 1900's for advice, but what if we could actually learn something from the Lost Generation? The New York …

INFP or INFJ? 7 Ways to Tell Them Apart

On the surface, INFPs and INFJs are very similar. They’re both described as idealistic, moralistic, misunderstood, and empathic, among other things. …

10 Unsolved Coded Messages You Could Be The First To Crack

From the comfort of your own home, you could solve ciphers and coded messages that have baffled even our best experts. Some of these 10 coded …

List-Worthy

Fantastic Beasts: 15 Things We Want To See In The Sequels

<b>WARNING: In chance you haven’t guessed already, this list is full of spoilers – consider yourselves warned!</b><p>Given the success of the “Harry Potter” …

Books

My Completely Honest And Refreshing Letter To Self Everyone Needs To Read

Well hey there!<p>It’s been a while since we last spoke. I know, I know. You’re too busy struggling to constantly explain yourself to people who don’t …

These GIFs Are Pure NES-Inspired Nostalgia

Thanks to the new mini NES, we’re all wafting through fits of nostalgia for 8-bit graphics and classic Nintendo games. Jerry Liu loves this era so …

20 'Harry Potter' Facts Even the Biggest Potterheads Don’t Know

Today in “get ready to feel old,” we bring you this piece of information: <i>Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone</i> is celebrating its 15th anniversary today. That’s right, the first installment of the <i>Harry Potter</i> movies hit theaters on November 14, 2001, and our lives as we knew it were changed forever.<p>…

“The Handmaiden” and “Christine”

Park Chan-wook’s film and the story of Christine Chubbuck, starring Rebecca Hall.<p>Things happen fast in “The Handmaiden.” It runs for almost two and a half hours, but the running is a steady stream, without a hint of stagnation or scum, and if you can predict, mid-movie, what lies around the next …

Flying Car

11 of the Greatest Fictional Parties Ever

October is coming to a close and Electric Literature’s Genre Ball is just around the corner (Friday, October 28th), which got me to thinking about …

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people and getting what you want

1/<p>Pitch with passion. People can be influenced by strong displays of emotion.<p>Justin Sullivan/Getty Images<p>Pitching was a key part of Jobs' repertoire, …

Toy Story

Dame Maggie Smith Wants Her Emmy Now, Jimmy Kimmel

Alright, Jimmy Kimmel. The joke's over.<p>Despite being a no-show at the Emmys on Sunday night, Dame Maggie Smith would still like to get her hands on …

Letter From Studio Ghibli Explains the Mysteries of Spirited Away

No matter how many times you re-watch <i>Spirited Away</i> (2001), some aspects of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated classic will always remain a mystery. Twitter …

Animation

This Mesmerizing Video Shows How Tennis Balls Are Made

It takes an army of humans and machines to create the humble tennis ball. While most of us rarely think about the work it takes to create something …