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What Version of Windows Do I Have?
by Andrew Silver on October 22, 2020 at 1:00 am
What operating system are you running these days? Windows 7? Windows 8? Windows 10? We'll show you how to quickly find out.
Earth: A Primer on the Third Rock From the Sun
by Mark Mancini on October 21, 2020 at 11:00 pm
Even though it's tiny compared to the rest of the universe, Earth is a complex planet that, so far, is the only one we know of that sustains life.
The Caracal's Got Super Jumping Game and Satellite Dish Ears
by Jesslyn Shields on October 21, 2020 at 8:36 pm
Caracals have really cool ears and can also jump 10 feet in the air from a seated position.
Is All That Shines Really Sterling Silver?
by Carrie Whitney, Ph.D. on October 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm
The Brits standardized what it means for an item to be sterling silver way back in 14th century. But how can you tell if something is sterling or not?
From Plant Pots to Ancient Armies, Terracotta Is Universal
by Carrie Whitney, Ph.D. on October 21, 2020 at 3:00 pm
One of the oldest and most widely used materials in the world, baked clay or terracotta, can be found on roofs, in museums and in gardens all over the world.
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What to Do If You Get Too High
by Rebecca Fishbein on October 21, 2020 at 10:00 pm
Everyone has their own story about the first time they tried marijuana. Mine involves eating way too much of a weed brownie. Someone told me to just have half, and, like the idiot novice I was, I stuffed the entire thing in my mouth. It kicked in an hour or so later, or so I realized when I found myself running…Read more...
Are the New Chase Sapphire Grocery Rewards Worth It?
by Mike Winters on Two Cents, shared by Mike Winters to Lifehacker on October 21, 2020 at 9:00 pm
Chase Sapphire credit cards have pivoted from travel to groceries in their latest Ultimate Rewards update, which makes sense as travel has ground to a halt and grocery spending is up 17% during the pandemic. The points you can earn for the new bonus grocery category is pretty good value—though not the best on the…Read more...
I Actually Kind of Love My Chatbot Therapist
by Beth Skwarecki on Vitals, shared by Beth Skwarecki to Lifehacker on October 21, 2020 at 8:45 pm
We last checked in with Woebot when it was just a baby chatbot, operating within Facebook Messenger and sporting a $39/month price tag. But now the robot therapist is free, has its own app, and has proven surprisingly helpful on days I’m feeling shitty.Read more...
I'm Writer and YA Author Preeti Chhibber, and This Is How I Work
by Jordan Calhoun on October 21, 2020 at 8:30 pm
Changing careers can be both scary and exciting, and Preeti Chhibber experienced both emotions when she quit her job in publishing to become a full-time writer. Since taking the leap in 2019, Preeti has gone on to write a Spider-Man book, an Avengers book, and contribute to a Star Wars anthology. Her most recent work…Read more...
Treat Your Wrists to the Best Ergonomic Keyboards, According to Enthusiasts
by Jordan McMahon and Andrew Hayward on Roundups, shared by Gabe Carey to Lifehacker on October 21, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Top Product: Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard | $130 | Best BuyRead more...
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What Really Happens When Food Goes Down the 'Wrong Pipe'?
by Jake Rossen on October 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm
It's a bit of an oversimplification, but the food you eat really can take a wrong turn before it hits your stomach.
Treat Your Feline This Holiday Season With Fancy Feast’s Cat Food Advent Calendar
by Elaine Selna on October 21, 2020 at 5:30 pm
Treat your feline friend this holiday season with a Fancy Feast cat food Advent calendar featuring 24 different wet food flavors.
Alice Dunnigan, the First Black Woman Journalist to Get White House Press Credentials
by Lucas Aykroyd on October 21, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Alice Dunnigan overcame racism, sexism, and other obstacles to make history as the first Black woman credentialed to cover the White House.
22 Creepy Cryptids From Around the World
by Ellen Gutoskey on October 21, 2020 at 4:30 pm
You’ve no doubt heard of Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster. Now it’s time to meet the Mongolian death worm.
17 Costume Ideas for Your Zoom Halloween Party
by mentalfloss .com on October 21, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Don’t let a virtual Halloween ruin your enjoyment of the spooky season. Here are 17 costumes that are perfect for a Zoom party.
- 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.