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Don't Come Up Short: The Ultimate Abbreviations Quiz
by Alia Hoyt on April 3, 2020 at 11:30 pm
Abbreviations are supposed to make things easier, but when people misuse or misunderstand them they often do just the opposite. How well do you know these commonly flubbed abbreviations? […]
How Viruses Work
by Craig Freudenrich, Ph.D., Patrick J. Kiger on April 3, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Influenza, Ebola and COVID-19 are all viruses. Find out what a virus does to your body and how to decrease your chance of exposure. […]
The Inconvenient Truth Behind Revolutionary Icon Che Guevara
by John Donovan on April 3, 2020 at 6:22 pm
Revolutionary Che Guevara has become the personification to all those who want to defy the establishment. But his full true story is one of a ruthless killer who died a sad, unceremonious death. […]
Should Everyone Be Taking Probiotics?
by Molly Edmonds, Jesslyn Shields on April 3, 2020 at 3:54 pm
People are buying probiotics in droves because they're supposed to have a lot of health benefits. But is that true or just hype? […]
7 Finger-lickin' Legends About Colonel Sanders and KFC
by Nathan Chandler on April 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Was Sanders a real colonel? Does KFC use real chicken or something else? Find out as we bust some myths about KFC and its founder. […]
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Visit Puerto Rico From Your Couch With Lin-Manuel Miranda
by Emily Price on April 4, 2020 at 1:00 pm
While travel is out of the question right now, Puerto Rico is offering would-be travelers a way to take a virtual trip to the island with a celebrity tour guide: Lin-Manuel Miranda.Read more... […]
Vudu Has You Covered for Movie Night With $5 Titles This Weekend
by Quentyn Kennemer on Kinja Deals, shared by Gabe Carey to Lifehacker on April 3, 2020 at 9:07 pm
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What to Watch This Weekend, April 3-5, 2020
by Emily Price on April 3, 2020 at 9:00 pm
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Quarantine Comfort TV, According to the Lifehacker Staff
by A.A. Newton on April 3, 2020 at 8:45 pm
It’s been a very long three weeks since many cities in the U.S. issued shelter-in-place orders to combat the spread of COVID-19, and life isn’t going to get back to normal any time soon. Now is the time to escape into TV shows that make you feel good—or at least make you feel something other than overwhelming…Read more... […]
How to Get Groceries Delivered When It Seems Impossible
by Lisa Rowan on Two Cents, shared by Lisa Rowan to Lifehacker on April 3, 2020 at 8:30 pm
No matter how well you prepared when you first found out you’d need to stay at home for a few weeks, no reasonable grocery stash lasts forever. And whether you’re avoiding your local store or discovered that your usual Amazon/Fresh Direct/Walmart delivery is delayed for what feels like an eternity, you might be…Read more... […]
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This Weekend’s Best Amazon Deals Include Mattresses, Computer Desks, and Office Essentials
by Smart Shopping Team on April 4, 2020 at 1:30 pm
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, April 4. 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! […]
How to Watch Flowers Bloom Around the World From Home
by Michele Debczak on April 4, 2020 at 12:30 pm
From Washington, D.C.'s cherry blossoms to Japan's sakura trees, here are the flower blooms to watch online this year. […]
History Vs. Bonus Episode: The Case of the Missing Colt .38
on April 3, 2020 at 8:30 pm
In 1990, Theodore Roosevelt's double-action revolver—the one he'd used during the Battle of San Juan Heights—was stolen from Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. It wouldn't come back to the museum for another 16 years. […]
HBO Is Offering Nearly 500 Hours of Free Content, From The Sopranos to Succession
by Jake Rossen on April 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm
The premium channel has unlocked shows like 'Barry' and 'Veep' as well as movies like 'Happy Feet Two' to help viewers in isolation. […]
Which Fictional Character Are You? This Online Quiz Might Give You an Eerily Accurate Answer
by Ellen Gutoskey on April 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm
From ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Friends’ and beyond, here’s the truth about which characters you’re actually most like. […]
- 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.