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9 Fascinating Facts About Julius Caesar, 'Dictator for Perpetuity'
by Dave Roos on November 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm
The Roman general and statesman's romantic exploits and bloody betrayal were juicy enough to fuel two different Shakespeare plays; he also lent his name to the C-section and the Caesar haircut. But not the Caesar salad. […]
What's the Difference Between Whiskey and Bourbon?
by Patty Rasmussen on November 12, 2019 at 9:00 pm
You might think the difference is only in the name, but it's more than that. The slight variations in recipes, aging and even geography make whiskey and bourbon two different alcohols. […]
Pangolins: The Gentle, Ant-eating Oddballs of Africa and Asia
by Jesslyn Shields on November 12, 2019 at 7:05 pm
They're weird-looking and mild-mannered, but Asian and African markets can't get enough illegal pangolin scales. […]
The Battle of the Big Cats: Maine Coon vs. Norwegian Forest
by Mark Mancini on November 12, 2019 at 4:13 pm
The Maine Coon and the Norwegian Forest are both plus-size breeds of cat, but what are the differences between these feline behemoths? […]
How to Stay Warm in Your Freezing-cold Office
by Alia Hoyt on November 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Whether winter is a-knocking at your poorly insulated office – or you have a too-efficient AC in the summertime, we have some creative real-world tips and advice on gadgets to help you stay warm. […]
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Should You Sign Up for Facebook Pay?
by Lisa Rowan on Two Cents, shared by Lisa Rowan to Lifehacker on November 13, 2019 at 4:30 pm
Facebook has launched Facebook Pay, a payment system for Facebook and Messenger. It’ll roll out first for “fundraisers, in-game purchases, event tickets, person-to-person payments on Messenger and purchases from select Pages and businesses on Facebook Marketplace,” the company said in its announcement. It plans to…Read more... […]
When to Use "Who" vs. "Whom"
by Leigh Anderson on November 13, 2019 at 4:10 pm
And of all the complicated grammar rules, knowing when to use who versus whom ranks right up there. Get it wrong, and you risk looking like a rube. Get it right and you risk looking pretentious. Get it wrong in a different way and you risk looking like a pretentious rube. So we at Lifehacker, who want to be both right…Read more... […]
All the Different Bars at the Gym, Explained
by Beth Skwarecki on Vitals, shared by Beth Skwarecki to Lifehacker on November 13, 2019 at 3:30 pm
The first step in lifting a barbell is loading weight plates onto the bar. At some gyms, there’s only one type of bar, and it weighs 45 pounds, and that’s all you need to know. But that’s not the only type out there, and if your gym has different bars of different shapes and weights, it’s possible to get confused. Read more... […]
Wednesday's Best Deals: AirPods Pro, Cast Iron Pans, Anker Chargers, And More
by Shep McAllister, Tercius, Ana Suarez, and Corey Foster on Kinja Deals, shared by Ana Suarez to Lifehacker on November 13, 2019 at 3:05 pm
Discounted AirPod Pros, inexpensive cast iron cookware, and an Alexa device for your car lead off Wednesday’s best deals from around the web.Read more... […]
Automatically Organize Your Downloads With This Chrome Extension
by David Murphy on November 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Chrome: I download a lot of things. We all do. In my case, my Windows Downloads folder is basically my catch-all for everything I’m working on, as well as the primary archive for files and folders I need to save somewhere else (but haven’t yet). This means said Downloads folder can get unruly, and I have found a new…Read more... […]
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What Are the 12 Days of Christmas?
by Nick Greene on November 13, 2019 at 3:10 pm
Everyone knows to expect a partridge in a pear tree on the first day of Christmas. But when is that, exactly? […]
Which of These Classic Toys Came First?
on November 13, 2019 at 10:00 am
Can you guess which of these beloved toys first appeared on the toy shelves? Take the quiz and find out! […]
History Vs. Episode 4: Theodore Roosevelt Vs. Nature
on November 12, 2019 at 10:00 pm
Roosevelt studied wildlife as a child, shot wildlife as a young adult, and saved wildlife as president (and beyond). How did he reconcile his passion for hunting with his deep belief in conservation as our national duty? In this episode, we’ll analyze TR’s multifaceted relationship with nature and emphasize just how much he did to preserve it in the United States. […]
The Office-Themed Ugly Christmas Sweaters Are Here to Show Off Your Dunder Mifflin Spirit
by Bernadette Roe on November 12, 2019 at 9:30 pm
It's now easier than ever to gift your loved ones with Dunder Mifflin-inspired Christmas presents, thanks to Target's new 'The Office' collection. […]
Swedish Divers Just Discovered Two Shipwrecks That Might Be Related to the Famous Vasa Warship
by Ellen Gutoskey on November 12, 2019 at 9:30 pm
Unlike the ‘Vasa,’ these ships almost definitely didn’t sink less than a mile into their maiden voyages. […]
- Archetype Family: Thinking
- Other Expressions: Professional, Student, Scholar, Judge
- Life Journey: To pursue knowledge for the sake of discovering thruth in all areas of life.
- Unique Challenge: To recognize when I’ve locked myself into a line of thinking
based on my education or experience; to remain open to new ideas.
- Lesson To Learn: To learn to listen to my gut, and to discern the differences between reason and truth.
- Defining Grace: Wisdom
- Challenge To Self: I will avoid paralysis by analysis.
THE CRONE: The wise woman who hands down information to younger women on the path to womanhood. You can also become bitter, cranky and intolerant with age.
THE SEEKER: You are on a search for truth and wisdom wherever it can be found. You can also be a lost soul.
THE PHILOSOPHER: You are on a pursuit to better understand the meaning of life . You can also become too opinionated and “certain”.
THE THEOLOGIAN: You are passionate about the study of a particular religion. You can also be dogmatic.
THE JUDGE: You excel at mediation, arbitration and cutting through to the heart of the matter with compassion , fairness and balance. You can also be prone to excessive criticism, profiling, lack of compassion, misuse of laws.
THE INVENTOR: You are a modern day alchemist that converts matter into energy or energy into matter. You can apply your skills between the spiritual , entertainment or visionary realms. You can also use your knowledge to trick , manipulate, or alter facts or systems with criminal implications.
THE SCHOLAR/STUDENT: Scholars and students bring a lively curiosity with them wherever they go.
THE GEEK: Geeks and nerds are true to themselves, and because of this they can be inspiring as friends who don’t judge books by their covers or people by their shoes.
THE SCIENTIST: Scientists are able to keep several ideas in their heads at the same time. They are as happy listening as talking and are always up for an intelligent conversation.
THE LIAR: When individuals whose stock and trade is their wisdom and knowledge cannot deliver the goods, they resort to fabrication, hiding behind their authority.
THE MISANTHROPE: While many Intellectuals are humanists, drawing information from all kinds of people and delighting in imparting wisdom to just as many, some are misanthropic.