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4 counterintuitive ways to increase your mental toughness at work

When we resolve to be more resilient and mentally strong, we often adopt a militaristic "tough it out" approach.<p>That is, we believe the more we put our noses to the grindstone and endure, the stronger and grittier we'll become as a result. Picture: a Marine slogging through the mud, or a football …

Why Should You Use a Self-Hosted Cloud?

Technology<p>by @MarcusTJensen Nov 24, 2016<p>Every time you come back home from a vacation, you’re equipped with about a thousand new photos. Every time …

For linguists, Arrival can't come soon enough

Linguistics is undoubtedly one of the most misunderstood of the sciences. Many people see linguists as finger-waving language critics, and even some …

FBI director James Comey recommends that everyone put a cover on their computer’s webcam

Earlier this year, an image of Mark Zuckerberg’s desk emerged showing that he uses a piece of tape to cover the webcam on his MacBook Pro. While many mocked this security method by Zuckerberg at the time, the Facebook CEO now has some additional back up from someone who’s pretty security conscious: …

This is how old languages add new words

How do you say "laptop" in Lakota? What about "Guinea pig"?<p>Lakota is one of the Sioux family of languages, spoken in North Dakota and South Dakota. …

The unadulterated truth about the history of the word “clean”

Its congener in Middle High German meant “brave, beautiful.” On that occasion and on several others, I noted that words may change their meaning in a …

Analysis: the soft power of language learning

Angliya was banal, it had to be, since it was published for a Soviet audience under one of the occasional Cold War deals between the UK and USSR on …

Learning Language: What’s most important?

Think about this question. <b> What do you think is the answer?</b>Watch the video below. You’ll be surprised by the answer!When students learn language, too …

Learning

Microsoft adds new cloud-based tools and machine learning features to Office apps

Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint are getting intelligent updates to help improve productivity and performance with the addition of machine …

8 Foods That Are Making You Exhausted | Men's Health

1/7 DEBBI SMIRNOFF/GETTY IMAGES<p>Oatmeal<p>Plain oatmeal is a fantastic energy food, but adding maple syrup or opting for instant flavored packages means loads of added sugar—and, consequently, a quick blood sugar spike and energy-sucking crash later, says Michelle Babb, R.D., author of <i>Anti-Inflammatory</i> …

Eating

Microsoft Office Suite Alternatives and Similar Software

1751 Like<p>LibreOffice Good alternative? YES NO<p>LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite that is compatible with other major office suites, …

7 things Mac users can do that Windows users can only dream of

GETTY • APPLEThere a number of things you can do on Apple’s OS X that Windows 10 fans can only dream of<p>It was 10 years ago this year that Apple …

10 Grammar Mistakes People Love To Correct (That Aren't Actually Wrong)

Are you the sort of person who just loves correcting other people's grammar? Are you sure that you're doing it right? Some things that people have …

Grammar

Translators are finally being recognized by the Man Booker International Prize

The English-speaking world has a pretty dismal track record when it comes to reading works in translation—roughly 3% of books published in the US and UK are originally written in a language other than English, according to a report published last year by Literature Across Frontiers. But in recent …

Literature

Oil Industry Glossary

Welcome to our Oil Industry specialized glossary. You can use this box to search the glossary. You can search in English or Spanish. The Oil Industry …

Oil & Gas Industry

Words We Should Stop Using in 2016

Enough. Already.<p>This New Year’s lets resolve to rid the world of these wretched words…<p>England may have invented, well, the Queen’s English…but their former colonies perfected the art of using said language to avoid saying anything at all. Every generation has its verbal crutches and …

Language

multifarious

What a horrible name… <i>lurkers</i>! It carries all kinds of negative connotations from science fiction monsters to the stuff of nightmares where we think …

15 Basic Words That Are Etymological Mysteries

All words had to start somewhere. Through the careful work of historical linguists and lexicographers, we can usually trace a word, if not to its …

This Is the No. 1 Ritual You Need to Do Every Day

You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. Maybe some …

Self-help

10 Gorgeous Love Words That Have No English Equivalent

Kilig! Firgun! Mo chuisle mo chroí!<p>Inspired by love~* and all the beautiful feelings that come with it, U.K. illustrator Emma Block created drawings of untranslatable lovey words from a bunch of different languages for Vashi. The words are beautiful mouthfuls, the illustrations are pretty stories, …

76 Most Looked-Up Words on Kindle: Inquiring Minds Want to Know

Here is an incomplete list of privileges generally associated with adulthood:<p>—Eating ice cream, candy, or cereal for dinner without the oppression of parental commentary<p>—Not buttoning up when you go outside and coming down with a cold because your jacket looks better unbuttoned and it's your …

Science Has Good News for People Who Are Bilingual

Dios mío!<p>According to a new study published jointly by the Civil Rights Project at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Educational Testing …

Why ‘mom’ and ‘dad’ sound so similar in so many languages

<b>The story of a strange linguistic coincidence</b>Is there anything inherently “doggy” about the word “dog”? Obviously not—to the French, a dog is a <i>chien</i>, …

Language

Ready for Prime Time: Natural Language Processing for Healthcare

<i>In this special guest feature, Anand Shroff, CTO of Health Fidelity, discusses the challenges to using natural language processing in the hospital</i> …

How to disable keylogger on Windows 10

Microsoft really admists it has a Keylogger in its Windows 10 speech, inking, typing, and privacy FAQ: “When you interact with your Windows device by …

How to make sure you install Windows 10 perfectly on your PC

We're going to show you how you can install Windows 10 if you don't want to go for the simple in-OS upgrade. This will be either a clean install or a …

My biggest problem with Windows 10: Instability

Windows 10's strength -- its comprehensiveness -- is also its biggest weakness. Too many moving parts are making for an unstable computing experience …

Windows 10 glitches have sidelined my Surface 3

The Surface 3 is the best purchase I've made this year. That's why it's a shame that Windows 10 problems are forcing me to set it aside.<p>The Surface 3 …

Microsoft

What I learned from teaching English in North Korea

Born and raised in Seoul, Suki Kim posed as an English teacher at an all-male university in Pyongyang run by evangelical Christians; she spent six …

Pyongyang University of Science and Technology