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10 Common Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Inc.com

How well you use words can make a lasting impression on people. Wield those words skillfully and people may perceive you in any number of positive lights--as intelligent, poised, persuasive, funny, to name a few. But even one little grammatical slip can have the opposite effect.<p>It's a topic that …

Language

This Is Why You Stay Awake All Night When You Know You Need To Sleep

For a long time, we've known about the insomniacs: The people who go bed and then toss and turn all night, unable to fall asleep. But there's another group of sleepless sufferers: Those who can't bring themselves to go to bed in the first place.<p>If you're exhausted and you know you need to sleep, …

Silence in the favela

As part of its cleanup for the World Cup, in 2008 the Brazilian government began a police crackdown to sweep criminals out of the urban slums known as "favelas." The government has boasted of its success in bringing down crime, but the patrolling squads have made life in the favelas’ crowded …

Leading Jamaican Newspaper Endorses Marriage Equality

"It is unassailable logic" that a ban on same-sex couples marrying "represents an assault on the principle of equality of people," via the Jamaica Gleaner.<p>One of Jamaica's leading daily newspapers called for the elimination of the country's ban on marriage equality and its law criminalizing sodomy …

LGBTQI

I sold my body (and nearly my soul) to Abercrombie

As a manager, I did corporate’s bidding — by discriminating against staffers and customers who weren’t “quality”<p>It happened innocently enough: I was at a job fair on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus when a man in his late thirties approached me.<p>“Hey, you look collegiate and quality,” he said to me. ”You …

Yes, Brendan Eich Is Like Donald Sterling (He’s Even Scarier)

Did Donald Sterling ever try to use the power of the state to annul the marriages of thousands of people he never met because he disapproved of them? …

Study examines achievement gap between Asian American, white students

A growing achievement gap between Asian American students and their white classmates is due largely to greater work effort and cultural attitudes, not innate cognitive ability, researchers say.<p>In a study published Monday in the journal PNAS, two sociology professors found that Asian Americans enter …

Achievement Gap

How the conversation about reparations reveals the right’s twisted morality

Opponents of reparations argue that we’ve talked enough about race. But look at the way the GOP talks about it<p>Last month, John McWhorter penned a widely read rebuttal to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Atlantic cover story “The Case for Reparations.” Unlike many of the piece’s dissenters, McWhorter actually read …

Portrait of a Young Man with Down Syndrome

For Hire: Dedicated Young Man with Down Syndrome<p>A father reflects on his son's search for employment<p><i>Published on May 25, 2014</i><p>Jamie is my son. He is 22 years old. He is a bright, gregarious, effervescent young man with an amazing cataloguing memory and an insatiable intellectual curiosity about the …

The psychology of Soylent and the prison of first-world food choices

Why are some repulsed by Soylent, but others desperate to receive their orders?<p>Back around Labor Day 2013, Senior Editor Lee Hutchinson passed on the …

The Case for Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.<p><i>And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and</i> …

Rice Theory: Why Eastern Cultures Are More Cooperative

Ask Americans to describe themselves, and chances are you'll get adjectives like "energetic," "friendly" or "hard-working."<p>In Japan, the responses would likely be much different. "Dependent on others" and "considerate" might pop up, studies have found.<p>Psychologists have known for a long time that …

Baffling, Boy-Swallowing Holes Close An Indiana Dune

Drive on I-94 just outside Chicago between Gary and Michigan City, Ind., and you catch a glimpse of the massive sand dunes that make up the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Tucked between coal plants and steel mills, the dunes are as high as 200 feet, stretching along the southernmost tip of Lake …

For the First Time, We Have a Detailed Model of the Universe

And its rendering stretches almost all the way back to the Big Bang.<p>It is, if you except the powers of human memory, the closest thing we have to a time machine.<p>Scientists have created the first realistic model of the universe, capable of recreating 13 billion years of cosmic evolution. The …

My personal Wal-Mart nightmare: You won’t believe what life is like working there

The president’s visiting my store Friday. He won’t see how I sleep on my son’s floor and eat potato chips for lunch<p>When I woke up to see the news, I could hardly believe it: President Obama is planning a visit to the Mountain View Wal-Mart where I work.<p>But the excitement quickly passed when I found …

Food Industry to Sue over Vermont GMO Foods Law

A national food industry group says it will file suit in federal court within weeks challenging Vermont's new law that requires labels on genetically modified foods.<p>The Grocery Manufacturers' Association said Thursday, the same day the Vermont governor signed the law, that government has no …

Organisms

Sweet Potato Chana Masala + Bananas in Coconut Milk

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: These two dishes that might not be the most authentic recipes you've ever made, but that doesn't make them any less …

Food

How to Make Meatballs | The Art of Manliness

<i>“Utah! Get me TWO!”</i><p>That iconic quote from the cult classic film <i>Point Break</i> reiterates the fact that you can never stop with just one meatball. …

16 Differences Between Successful and Unsuccessful People

A few weeks ago, Dave Kerpen of Likeable Local received a postcard about successful vs unsuccessful people from a fellow entrepreneur Andy Bailey, …

Discover Evernote's Powerful Descriptive Search

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 04 Feb 2014<p>Imagine walking up to a bookshelf in your home. If you know where your desired book is, you see it and grab it. …

Three Windows Shortcuts Every Beginner Should Know

If there's one thing that'll make you faster and more productive on a computer, it's keyboard shortcuts. There are a lot of keyboard shortcuts …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Beyond the Basics: Six Tips for Better Formatting in Microsoft Word

If you've worked with Word much at all, you know how frustrating it can be getting formatting just the way you want it. While you can't remove all of …

Tutorials

Illumina shares soar on gameplan that could tap $20 billion market - Health Exchange - MarketWatch

A new broad corporate strategy unveiled by Illumina Inc. was enough to boost the company’s shares by as much as 10% in early trades Friday, as Wall …

Boost Your Credit Score by Moving Credit Card Debt to a Personal Loan

Much of your financial future hinges, unfortunately, on your credit score. One important factor that goes into your credit score is the type of …

Personal Finance

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Suspected white supremacist held in Kansas Jewish center shootings

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Three people were shot to death Sunday at two Jewish community facilities here after a man in his 70s opened fire, authorities said. The gunman was believed to be a longtime white supremacist.<p>As the suspect was taken into custody, he appeared to shout "Heil Hitler" as a local …

The 'Heartbleed' security flaw that affects most of the Internet

A major online security vulnerability dubbed "Heartbleed" could put your personal information at risk, including passwords, credit card information and e-mails.<p>Heartbleed is a flaw in OpenSSL, an open-source encryption technology that is used by an estimated two-thirds of Web servers. It is behind …