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No plumber, no problem: Conquer drain clogs with these 4 cleaners you can make from pantry staples

There are few things more annoying at home than clogged and smelly drains. Calling a plumber is expensive and inconvenient. Commercial drain cleaners …

This Is The Scientific Way To Win Any Argument (And Not Make Enemies)

It’s not about the specific points you make, it’s all about how you position them.<p>You’re in the middle of a heated discussion–or fine, let’s just call it an argument–and the person whom you’re trying convince seems unable or unwilling to grasp your point of view. What should you do?<p>For starters, …

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

How to ‘poison’ your data before you delete Facebook

Over the past few weeks, we’ve learned a lot about Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and how Facebook uses your data. The revelations have pushed many …

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

• <b>Scientists aren't sure if technology is destroying our brains, but they're pretty confident it's addictive and can lead to depression.</b>• <b><br>It's also slowing down our thinking processes.</b>• <b><br>And some tasks are better done off the phone, research suggests.</b>• <b><br>This is an installment of Business Insider's "Your</b> …

Social Media

9 Ways to Become Mentally Tough According to a Former Marine

You can read every leadership book out there, until you’re an expert in the art of managing other people.<p>But ultimately, this knowledge is useless if …

10 things intelligent people never say

• <b>LinkedIn Influencer Dr. Travis Bradberry published this post originally on LinkedIn.</b>• <b><br>Certain phrases are loaded with unfavorable implications, and can undermine both your professional credibility and intelligence.</b>• <b><br>Comments such as 'it's not fair' or 'I'll try' suggest laziness and an unwillingness to</b> …

A simple but ruthless exercise reveals who your star employees are — and who should be fired

• <b>Patty McCord is the former chief talent officer at Netflix; she now runs her own consulting business.</b>• <b><br>In her new book, "Powerful," McCord says managers should always consider whether the team they have now is the team they'll need in six months.</b>• <b><br>If not, they should let go of the employees who don't</b> …

Employment

7 ways to tell if you're talking to a psychopath or a narcissist

Generally speaking, you shouldn't walk around looking to diagnose your friends and coworkers as psychopaths and narcissists.<p>If someone looks over your shoulder while you're talking or seems weirdly distant, there's a good chance they're just having an off day and don't have a pathological …

Narcissism

How Many of These 14 Common Negotiating Mistakes Do You Make?

You might not even know you're messing up.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Much of business -- and life -- is about negotiation. We need to be able to find common ground to make connections, work together and sell to one another. That's why it's important for a business …

This Medicine-Free Stuffy Nose Remedy is About to Become Your Go-To

It's November, and that doesn't just mean Thanksgiving is around the corner. It's also cold and flu season, the time of year when it seems inevitable …

The ultimate guide to learning anything faster

<i>“If only I learned about investing when I was still in my early twenties…”</i><p>If only.<p>For many of us, there are more things we want to learn than we have time.<p>As information becomes more readily accesible online, the number of things we want to learn is only continuing to increase. And the only …

Psychologists studied 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here are their 6 key takeaways

Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half decades, and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest takeaways: Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Since it began in 1971, the "Study of Mathematically …

Standardized Testing

The Top 10 Things I Wish I Had Known as a Beginner Photographer

Oh the road to becoming the best photographer you can be, you come across loads of useful information… and some not-so-useful information. Sometimes, …

How Much Money Do You Need to Save Each Day to Become a Millionaire?

Whether you’re just getting started in your career or have been slogging away at the same desk for a few decades, you’ve probably already imagined …

Does This Convince You That Aliens Exist?

A new TED Talk from the author behind <i>The Social Network</i> features an oddly compelling story about the existence of aliens.<p>Last month, author Ben …

4 Ways to Stop Coming Over the Top

I have a student named Trisha, who is a junior in high school. She is an excellent ball-striker, but her bunker play is below par… that was until her …

The Bird Dog Is an Abdominal Exercise that Reduces Lower Back Pain

Bird dogs are not like crunches: They’re not agonizing to do and you might wonder if you’re working out at all. But you are. You work on those little …

1. LET THE CLUB DO THE WORK

My swing has been called the smoothest on Tour. That’s a huge compliment, because there are a lot of great players—and I work hard on tempo. To make …

8 Credit Card Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

Even if you religiously pay your bill on time, there are plenty of other credit card gaffes you might be making without realizing it. And any card …

The Secret to Solving a Rubik's Cube in Under Two Minutes

Hungarian professor of architecture Ernö Rubik invented his eponymous Rubik’s Cube in 1974. Since then, the toy has stymied puzzle-lovers across the …

How I Post-Process Hard Light and Overwhelming Tones

Ever since the middle of high school, I’ve been immensely interested in “the process.” You know, that middle bit between point A and point B that …

Tutorials

How to Save 3-4 Hours of Email Processing Time Per Week

I've been using it for years and didn't know it was based on science. A clean inbox awaits.<p>I've been using a science-based technique for email for the past 20 years and I didn't even realize it. It has made a huge difference not only in making me more productive with my messaging, but really with …

How do I convince my kids that God is real and science is wrong?

Don’t start trolling the comments section yet! This is not a question I am asking, It’s a question I’ve answered.<p>Allow me to explain… A few weeks …

Listen to Samuel L. Jackson Recap Game of Thrones' First 5 Seasons

It may seem impossible to recap everything that happened in the first five seasons of <i>Game of Thrones</i> in under 10 minutes, but in a new video from …

When will the iOS 12 public beta be released?

<b>UPDATE: The iOS 12 beta has now been released</b> - check out How to download the iOS 12 beta<p>iOS 12, the next major iteration of Apple's mobile OS, will …

Orbitkey 2.0 Offers An Easier Way To Carry Your Keys (video)

If you are looking for an easier way to carry your keys you might be interested in a new keyring which is launched by the Kickstarter crowdfunding …

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The Caribbean is making a mysterious sound so loud that it can be 'heard' from space

The ocean's a noisy place, but under the regular din of marine life and ship traffic, scientists have detected a strange, much louder sound coming from the Caribbean Sea.<p>It's too low to be heard by human ears, but the whistle-like noise is so powerful that researchers have been able to pick up its …

Depressing Theory: Cancer May Be An Evolutionary Safeguard To Protect Our Species

The study, published in Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment, characterizes cancer as a kind of apoptosis designed to protect the integrity of …