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- Why Is Ambergris (Whale Poop) So Valuable?by Julia Layton, Alia Hoyt on October 29, 2020 at 12:00 pm
If you're wandering on the beach and happen upon a large mass of some sort of waxy substance, take a closer look. It could be the rare "floating gold" of the sea: ambergris. Find out whether this whale poop can help you retire rich.
- One Seriously Funny List of Oxymoronsby Kristen Hall-Geisler on October 28, 2020 at 11:00 pm
We use oxymorons without ever thinking about it. They're typically two words that, when combined, make contrary or antithetical phrases, and some are downright funny.
- The Tragic Life of Joseph Merrick, the 'Elephant Man'by Michelle Konstantinovsky on October 28, 2020 at 8:36 pm
Over 130 years after his passing, the story of Joseph Merrick, the "Elephant Man" can still teach us important lessons about acceptance and love.
- How to Poach an Eggby Jeremy Glass on October 28, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Poaching eggs is easy if you know a few tricks.
- Paranoia Will Destroya: When Does Healthy Fear Cross the Line Into Paranoia?by Michelle Konstantinovsky on October 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Ever feel like others are out to get you, or that you're in danger even though there's no clear threat? Is this normal in today's crazy world or is paranoia creeping in?
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- If You Work During the Daylight Saving Time Change, Check Your Paystubby Josh Ocampo on October 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Daylight Saving Time ends early this Sunday. (Here’s our post on the history of the time change.) Aside from changing your clocks, there’s another reason it’s worth noting the change, particularly if you’re an hourly employee.Read more...
- The Best Credit Cards for Food Delivery Appsby Mike Winters on Two Cents, shared by Mike Winters to Lifehacker on October 28, 2020 at 9:00 pm
Now that no one is cashing in their travel rewards anymore, credit cards issuers are increasingly offering at-home benefits to their cardholders. Amex just announced a one-year Uber Eats Pass for its card members—the latest in a trend of cards offering food delivery app perks.Read more...
- Why Am I So Tired All the Time Even When I Get Enough Sleep?by Melanie Pinola and Elizabeth Yuko on October 28, 2020 at 8:30 pm
When you ask someone how they’re doing, if they don’t throw out the usual “I’m fine,” they’ll probably mention that they’re tired, or even exhausted. So what’s going on? Are we all actually that tired all the time? Have we just stopped sleeping? Though it’s different for every person, if you find that you do get what…Read more...
- How to Switch to Vertical Tabs in Edge Chromiumby Brendan Hesse on October 28, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Edge’s experimental sidebar has been available in Edge Canary since August, but the highly-requested feature is now live in the browser’s developer build. This brings it another step closer to the stable version most of us use. Until then, you can get an early look at the feature in Edge Chromium’s Dev and Canary…Read more...
- The 10 Best Deals of October 28, 2020by Juliana Clark on Kinja Deals, shared by Gabe Carey to Lifehacker on October 28, 2020 at 8:00 pm
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- Thursday’s Best Amazon Deals Include Instant Pots, Smart Lights, and Hair Dryersby Smart Shopping Team on October 29, 2020 at 9:30 am
As a recurring feature, our team combs the web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, October 29. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!
- 5 Great Beauty Advent Calendars You Can Buy in 2020by Elaine Selna on October 29, 2020 at 8:00 am
This holiday season, give your makeup- and beauty-obsessed friend the ultimate Advent calendar from brands like OPI, Sephora, and L’Occitane.
- A Short, Sweet History of Candy Cornby Ellen Gutoskey on October 28, 2020 at 5:35 pm
Depending on which survey you’re looking at, candy corn is either the best or the worst Halloween candy ever created. Either way, here’s how it came to be.
- American Murder: The Family Next Door: 6 Facts About Chris Watts and the Psychology of Family Killersby Jada Ojii on October 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm
'American Murder: The Family Next Door,' Netflix’s true crime documentary, tells the tragic story of Chris Watts, a Colorado man who murdered his then-pregnant wife and their two young girls.
- Larry David Shared His Favorite Episode of Seinfeldby Ellen Gutoskey on October 28, 2020 at 12:30 pm
“I was ready to pack the whole thing in if they didn’t let us do this show … Fortunately, they didn’t say a word. I was shocked,” David said.
- 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.