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The Best Bourbon Known To Man

In 1964, Congress declared bourbon the only native spirit of the United States. But in the past decade, the bourbon industry has exploded. While …

Whiskey

How to Live Better, According to Nietzsche

John Kaag’s fascinating new book about the German thinker seeks to tether philosophy back to the mess of daily experience.<p>The dubious notion that philosophy is a guide to calmer living is as old as the field itself. Saint Augustine described philosophy as a “harbor” for troubled souls in a …

Friedrich Nietzsche

5 Basic Concepts of any Programming Language

A computer program is a collection of instructions that performs a specific task when executed by a computer. A computer requires programs to …

Computer Science

The 14 Best Bottles of Whiskey Under $25

Affordable whiskey sounds contradictory these days, with some new players on the block charging outrageous prices like $120 for a 2-year-old rye, and …

I Studied Mentally Strong People for 15 Years and Discovered They All Had This One Thing in Common

As a psychotherapist, I've always been interested in things like resilience, perseverance, and self-discipline. But after losing my mother, husband, and father-in-law in just a few short years, my interest in mental strength became personal. I set out on a quest to learn about mentally strong …

Self-help

Is hybrid cloud the best of both worlds? Five experts explain how to get it right

Fervent cloud computing evangelists used to look down their noses at the notion of hybrid cloud, seeing the approach a cop-out for slow-moving and …

Hybrid Clouds

This 32-Minute Morning Routine Is the Best Way to Start Your Day, According to Science

Are you on the path to personal mastery and self-improvement? If so (and I hope you are), I want to offer you a powerful daily morning routine that has four key themes: giving, gratitude, breathing, and growing (in that order).<p>But fair warning: Sometimes when we think about self-improvement, we …

Business Strategy

How to Argue With People

Suppose a politician comes out strongly against illegal immigration. Two interlocutors, Bob and Sue have different views on this position. Bob …

Immigration

They Sat in Hypocrisy

They sat in seats of honor, near the front of Washington National Cathedral. They bowed their heads when appropriate. They looked up pensively and listened.<p>By all appearances, they were honoring their departed colleague, Senator John Sidney McCain III, during a majestic ceremony on Saturday. And by …

Republicans

9/11 FOIA Videos: Street-Level Footage, Aerial Shots (Viewer Warning)

17 years after the 9/11 attacks, a series of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits brought against the National Institute of Standards and …

World Trade Center

Army’s sleeping technique that will get you to sleep in two minutes

A sleep technique used by the military could help you nod off in under two minutes.<p>It is said to have a 96% success rate after six weeks of practice …

Sleep

8 Totally Eighties Horror and Science Fiction Books

In the summer of 1982, Five friends found a strange stone box in the woods. Each of them left something important in it, and agreed to three rules: …

Books

The Magic of Cream of Tartar: What It Is and How to Substitute

Just exactly what is cream of tartar that makes it so magical? Technically, it’s an acid—specifically, tartaric acid. It’s a byproduct of wine …

Recipes

How to Start Investing When You Don't Know Anything About the Stock Market

Starting small and continuing to learn can demystify the process.<p>Investing can be a great way to grow your money, but it's not without risk. The fear …

Investing

As Many as Six Whales May Be Swimming in Boston Harbor Right Now

Multiple sightings (including a humpback breaching just offshore) have been reported since Friday.<p>It’s not every day you get treated to a spectacular …

Boston

How Long Does It Take For The Brain To Recover From Drinking? Science Says Longer Than We Think

Alcohol takes a rapid toll on the brain, as most of us know, and caution is well warranted about what we choose to do while under its influence. What isn’t so well known is the hit our brains take much later, after the booze has left the system.<p>The latest research on the topic was a meta-analysis …

The Brain

How Evil Are You? Psychologists Have Developed an IQ-Like Test to Measure Your 'Dark Core'

IQ is basically steady no matter how you measure it. Apparently, so is evilness.<p>It doesn't matter what IQ test you take, where you take it, or what you have for breakfast the day you sat down to get your intelligence measured. Whatever the circumstances of the exam, your score is likely to be …

Psychology

A Python Cheat Sheet For Newbie Coders

Startup Stock Photos<p>Python is one of the best programming languages to learn. As you get started, this one-page reference sheet of variables, methods …

Python Programming

DaVinci Resolve 15 is a free, Hollywood-grade video editor

Now, there’s not a lot you can’t do.<p>With the latest release of DaVinci Resolve 15, Blackmagic Design has radically made over its editing suite to create one of the best video-editing systems at any price -- even against mainstream options like Premiere Pro CC and Apple's Final Cut Pro X. It now …

Psychologists have surprising advice for people who feel unmotivated

Per traditional self-help narratives, if you can’t accomplish your goal, you should ask for advice. Find someone who has successfully landed the job, gotten the promotion, made the grades, achieved the weight loss, or created the financial stability that you want. Tell this person you’re …

Self Control

How To Make A Dashboard That Doesn’t Suck

“We need a dashboard for this product! Make it pretty! Something that will WOW in the sales cycle!”It’s a refrain throughout my career. The dashboard …

Five Fantastic Bourbons Every Man Must Try

Bourbon is as American as apple pie, and much better for drinking. A bit sweeter than Scotch, it's made primarily from corn, and oak bourbon barrels …

The Clairvoyance of the Fourteen-Year-Old Aretha Franklin

An inarticulate misery, and yet the desperate need to articulate it, is what brought the thunderous wonder of Thomas A. Dorsey’s “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” to the earth. In August of 1932, the musician, who had left the packed blues clubs and rent-raising parties of the South for a …

Pence Stages One-Man Parade in Honor of Trump

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Hours after the Pentagon announced that it would postpone a military parade that Donald J. Trump had requested, Vice-President Mike Pence staged a one-man parade in Trump’s honor.<p>Explaining his decision to mount the solitary parade, Pence told reporters, “It is the …

9 Podcasts for Road Trips That Are So Addictive You Just Might Miss Your Exit

Consider this a public service announcement: It's not too late to take a summer road trip. Whether you have your sights set on the sunny California …

Ready For A Linguistic Controversy? Say 'Mmhmm'

Pop quiz: What's a word you use a hundred times a day — that doesn't show up in the dictionary?<p>Give up? Mmhmm.<p>You got it! Mmhmm is a small word that's often used unconsciously. But it can actually tell us a lot about language, bias and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.<p>Once upon a time, English …

Dialects

Woke Giant, retro political art for third century America

Over at Woke Giant you'll find some seriously cool, retro-styled "political art for third century America." Don't miss the downloadable protest signs!<p>…

Boost Your Emotional Intelligence with These 3 Questions

As the concept of emotional intelligence has gone global, we’ve watched professionals founder as they try to improve their emotional intelligence (or EI) because they either don’t know where to focus their efforts or they haven’t understood how to improve these skills on a practical level.<p>In our …

Visit These Boston Bars and Restaurants for Cheap Live Music

From jazz to punk to mariachi, the city offers something for every musical taste<p>Drinking is great, but drinking while listening to live music is better. Boston may not be Nashville or New Orleans or New York City, but it’s still got plenty of bars, restaurants, and clubs hosting live music several …

Quiz: If You Can Define These 21 Terms, Your IQ Is in the 99th Percentile

How well do you know some difficult words? Take this test to find out if your high IQ improves your chances of having a good vocabulary now!