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Drink Like a Man

This winter, do yourself a favor: Learn to love scotch<p>Gentlemen, we live in the age of vodka. Yes, vodka: the spirit that aspires to be like water. No offense to vodka drinkers, but if you ordered booze that tasted like something, maybe you wouldn’t need to put cranberry juice in it. Meanwhile, the …

Tips for Planning a Roots Travel Trip

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Planning a roots travel trip can yield rewarding, and surprising, results. “For some people, the thrill of just being there is enough,” says Marion Hager, owner of genealogy travel company Hager’s Journeys.<p><b>Here’s how she says you can get the most out of a trip:</b><p><b>Use a local</b> …

Use Your Staff Meeting for Peer-to-Peer Coaching

One of the unintended consequences of the constant right-sizing and flattening of our organizations is that we now live in a world where managers just don’t have time to do all that’s required of them in their daily jobs, let alone find time for coaching their employees.<p>Yet coaching is a critical …

Practical Suggestions for Talking With Children About Cancer

Having to tell children about a breast cancer diagnosis is rotten. However, based on my professional experience as a nurse and my personal experience as a patient, I know that including children in the process is the most important thing that adults can do for them.<p>Having to tell children about a …

Breast Cancer

LEGO Bionicle Toa Mata Band

A boy creates a wooden duck pull toy in a woodworking workshop, but the materials aren't wood. It's all LEGO... even some of the tools and the paint. …

Bottle by Kirsten Lepore, a 2010 stop-motion animated story about a transoceanic, message-in-a-bottle conversation and the emotions that…

Bottle by Kirsten Lepore, a 2010 stop-motion animated story about a transoceanic, message-in-a-bottle conversation and the emotions that come with it.<p>We’ve featured Lepore’s work previously. You can also watch how she made Bottle in this behind the scenes vid.

The Music Instinct: Taylor McFerrin and his dad, Bobby

By recording the sounds from everyday objects—a light switch, a microwave, jellybeans falling into a bowl, ice in a glass, oats, a bicycle—and then …

Counting by Fives - Schoolhouse Rock!

The Four-Legged Zoo" is one in a series of Multiplication Rock episodes by Schoolhouse Rock! that were written and sung by Bob Dorough. Via …

Sesame Street

Using Graphene, Lockheed Martin Wants To Turn Salt Water Into Drinking Water

A new Lockheed Martin project promises to cheaply and easily turn seawater into drinking water.<p>It's surprisingly hard to find safe drinking water on Earth--this on a planet <i>covered</i> in water. A new project by Lockheed Martin hopes to change that, and do it cheaply. Using a graphene filter, Lockheed …