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ELI5: Why is it when oil prices were $110/barrel I paid $4/gallon at the pump, but now that they are $60/barrel I pay $3/gallon at the pump? : explainlikeimfive. World News America - Why do Finland's schools get the best results? Finland's schools score consistently at the top of world rankings, yet the pupils have the fewest number of class hours in the developed world.

World News America - Why do Finland's schools get the best results?

Last year more than 100 foreign delegations and governments visited Helsinki, hoping to learn the secret of their schools' success. In 2006, Finland's pupils scored the highest average results in science and reading in the whole of the developed world. How I Learned to Give Up Luxuries So I Could Thrive in an Expensive City. THE SCIENCE OF CRAVING. At the meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, DC, there are 30,000 delegates.

THE SCIENCE OF CRAVING

And one of them has changed the way the others look at desire. Amy Fleming meets Dr Kent Berridge. Cast old and new unite at 'Mad Max: Fury Road' premiere. My friend at work wrote this on the whiteboard. A Sticky Situation. Mussel foot proteins contain similar amounts of lysine and the catechol dopa.

A Sticky Situation

Catechols are chemical compounds used in such biological functions as neurotransmission. The biggest mistakes people make when choosing a life partner. To a frustrated single person, life can often feel like this: And at first glance, research seems to back this up, suggesting that married people are on average happier than single people and much happier than divorced people.1 But a closer analysis reveals that if you split up “married people” into two groups based on marriage quality, “people in self-assessed poor marriages are fairly miserable, and much less happy than unmarried people, and people in self-assessed good marriages are even more happy than the literature reports”.2 In other words, here’s what’s happening in reality: Dissatisfied single people should actually consider themselves in a neutral, fairly hopeful position, compared to what their situation could be.

The biggest mistakes people make when choosing a life partner

A single person who would like to find a great relationship is one step away from it, with their to-do list reading, “1) Find a great relationship.” All the research on how vastly happiness varies between happy and unhappy marriages makes perfect sense, of course. Five Basic Hand Stitches You Should Know for Repairing Your Own Clothes. Startups Vie to Build an Uber for Health Care. Darren Gold had a stomach virus the first time he used an app called Heal to summon a doctor to his Beverly Hills home.

Startups Vie to Build an Uber for Health Care

He liked the Stanford-trained doctor who showed up so much that he called Heal again when his 2-year-old son had a fever, and again when the whole family had colds. The charges—$99 each for the first two visits; $200 for the family—weren’t covered by insurance, but Mr. Gold, who owns a corrugated-box company, says that was still a bargain compared with taking time off work to go to the doctor. Peeling Back the Layers of Personal Finance Success.

The Covert World of People Trying to Edit Wikipedia for Pay. On January 11, 2013, James Heilman, an emergency-room physician and one of Wikipedia’s most prolific medical editors, was standing watch over the online encyclopedia’s entry for a back procedure called a kyphoplasty.

The Covert World of People Trying to Edit Wikipedia for Pay

The page originally suggested that the procedure’s effectiveness was “controversial,” and an unidentified Wikipedia user had proposed changing the text to “well documented and studied”—a characterization that Heilman thought wasn’t supported by existing research. He rejected the change. Oath Keepers: The heavily armed white vigilantes in Ferguson, explained. Police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, now appear to agree on at least one thing: A new group of heavily armed white men in the St.

Oath Keepers: The heavily armed white vigilantes in Ferguson, explained

Louis suburb is doing more harm than good. "Their presence was both unnecessary and inflammatory," St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said, according to Reuters. Belmar was referring to the Oath Keepers, a group of armed men who showed up to Ferguson to purportedly protect reporters with a conservative media outlet. But the presence of armed white men in a predominantly black community has stoked further tensions in Ferguson, which is marking the one-year anniversary of the police shooting of Michael Brown with new demonstrations against police brutality — leading both police and demonstrators to ask what can be done about the group. Quora. El Capitan file hints at faster iPad mini 4 with full split-view apps support. One of iOS 9’s marquee additions is support for split-screen applications on the iPad.

El Capitan file hints at faster iPad mini 4 with full split-view apps support

This allows users to operate two iPad applications simultaneously, side-by-side. However, due to processor limitations of older iPad models, the full 50/50 split-view functionality is currently only present on the iPad Air 2 thanks to the device’s A8X processor. However, with the help of developer Hamza Sood, we have discovered that the feature may soon be expanding to the iPad mini… The resource file shown above from the upcoming OS X El Capitan’s Safari 9 browser shows support for a split-screen view of Safari on the iPad mini. Additionally, a developer tool in El Capitan for testing the responsiveness of website designs allows developers to simulate an iPad mini 3 (which does not support split-view) running Safari in a split-view mode. Apple is holding its next media event on Wednesday, September 9th, and it possible that it could debut the new iPad mini alongside the new iPhones. - Album on Imgur. ELI5: What do Tibetan Buddhist monks actually do day-to-day and why are they more well known than other Buddhist monk groups? : explainlikeimfive.

DuPont and the Chemistry of Deception. KEN WAMSLEY SOMETIMES DREAMS that he’s playing softball again.

DuPont and the Chemistry of Deception

He’ll be at center field, just like when he played slow pitch back in his teens, or pounding the ball over the fence as the crowd goes wild. Why Can’t Our Cities Be More Like Video Games? — Backchannel. Smart mayors will enrich the next version of 311 by augmented reality In the 2007 best-seller “Spook Country,” William Gibson foresaw “the locative”: virtual fantasies layered over the real-world grid, visible to anyone with the right geo-aware gear.

Why Can’t Our Cities Be More Like Video Games? — Backchannel

In the book, the charismatic Bobby Chombo is the only guy around with the technical chops needed to make the locative work. Uk.businessinsider. Flickr / Harold NavarroNew York City. City life is expensive, but just how expensive? Using the Economic Policy Institute's family budget calculator, which accounts for two parents and two kids, research engine FindTheHome created a cost of living index to compare over 600 US metros. They then analyzed the data in 15 major cities to determine a suggested take-home household income to live comfortably in each area using the "50-30-20 rule" of personal finance, meaning 50% of after-tax, take-home pay goes to necessities (such as housing, food, childcare, healthcare, and transportation), 30% towards discretionary spending, and 20% towards saving.

Note that these numbers are suggestions based on the available data. They are meant for a four-person family and suggest a generous amount of annual savings, which may not be preferred or possible for some families. Quora. ELI5: Why does smelling something like wasabi or horseradish immediately clear your sinuses? : explainlikeimfive. Quora. Just got this lovely anniversary note from my lovely girlfriend.. Coming to America. On becoming African-American While my father was still around, he and my mother revered all things “African.” Kente cloth covered and protected our bodies like saran wrap.

My parents didn’t like Dove, Irish Spring and Lever 2000’s suggestion that soap should be white or light-pastel. I watched all 12 hours of the unedited Planned Parenthood videos. Here’s what I learned. "A lot of people want intact hearts these days," she says. "Always as many intact livers as possible. Some people want lower extremities too, which, that's simple. That's easy. Quora. 3 New Bill Cosby Accusers Reveal Explicit Details of Alleged Assaults. “I was bordering between vomiting and passing out,” woman claims in shocking blow-by-blow account The sexual assault scandal surrounding besieged comedian Bill Cosby spread even further on Wednesday, as three new accusers, including an actress who said she appeared on “The Cosby Show,” came forward to accuse the TV legend of wrongdoing.

At a press conference in attorney Gloria Allred’s Los Angeles office, the women — identified as Linda Ridgeway Whitedeer, Colleen Hughes and Eden Tirl — detailed at length how they were allegedly victimized by Cosby. Hughes, who said that she was an American Airlines flight attendant when she met Cosby in the early ’70s on a flight to L.A., explained that the comedian “flirted with me the entire flight” and invited her to lunch in Beverly Hills when they landed. Also Read: Bill Cosby Mocks College Sexual-Consent Rules in Newly Unearthed Book Passage Photo: Pamela Chelin. Uk.businessinsider. I Shouldn't Have Waited So Long to Travel Overseas. Not Everybody Likes Kissing : Shots - Health News : NPR. What is in that kiss, anyway, beyond the 80 million bacteria? GraphicaArtis/Corbis hide caption itoggle caption GraphicaArtis/Corbis.

What Will Happen If I Don’t Take My Phone Out Right Now. Endless Bi-directional Model Train Spiral. ELI5: Why when I'm trying to fall asleep do I begin reliving cringe-worthy moments in my past? : explainlikeimfive. How The Brain 'Sees' Dreams. We’ve known for some time that our eyes move around during the dreaming phase of sleep, much like when we’re awake and looking at a visual scene. The phase of sleep is called rapid eye movement sleep, or REM sleep. New research, published today in the journal Nature Communications, shows brain activity during the dreaming phase of sleep is remarkably similar to brain activity when we’re awake and processing new visual images, suggesting the brain “sees” dreams.

Quora. Uk.businessinsider. 5 Big Ideas That Don't Work In Education : NPR Ed. There are few household names in education research. Maybe that in itself constitutes a problem. The Rise of Phone Reading. Quora. The Startup That Wants to Cure Social Anxiety. Brett Redding felt like he was out of options. “It started with little things—having trouble making eye contact,” he told me. Soon it got worse. Quora. It’s time for PC companies to copy one of Apple’s best features. I like PC hardware. U5tdA1e. Quora. ELI5 Why did Isaac Newton need to invent calculus to understand how objects move in space? : explainlikeimfive. Keeping the World’s Eyes on Iran’s Nuclear Menace. They say close only counts with nuclear weapons.

That’s something to keep in mind amid the increasingly rancorous debate over the pending atomic accord the U.S. and five other nations have struck with Iran. Let’s face it: nuclear weapons are the only true weapon of mass destruction. Next to a nuclear blast, biological, chemical and conventional terror attacks are also-rans. Seeking limits on nuclear weapons should not be confused with important, but less critical, aspects, like the unsavory aspects of one’s negotiating partner. “It’s pretty evident that the single greatest threat to the region was their getting the nuclear weapon,” Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday. Evolution Simulator Reveals the Secret to Mating Without Social Skills. Finding a sexual partner is a complex business for humans. Quora. Egypt to ‘Rebuild’ the Lighthouse of Alexandria, One of the Seven Ancient World Wonders. Egypt to ‘Rebuild’ the Lighthouse of Alexandria, One of the Seven Ancient World Wonders.

Where Will WeWork? In December, the Wall Street Journal reported that coworking startup WeWork had leased around 1.6 million square feet of office space in New York. This made it the fastest-growing company by footprint in New York since 2010. In the months since then, WeWork has added nearly another half-million square feet. Quora. Quora. Six Tips for Learning New Skills (and Retaining Them) How To Be The Best At Any Game In The Universe — Life Tips. Regulation Run Amok—And How to Fight Back. Home Economics: The Link Between Work-Life Balance and Income Equality - Stephen Marche. Quora. Are computers making our lives too easy? The Mechanics of Preventing Procrastination.

Tweak These Common Exercises to Better Suit Your Body Type. This Chart Shows When You Should Use Ibuprofen vs. Acetaminophen. The War Nerd: Escape from East Timor (Part Two) With BioDirect, Monsanto Hopes RNA Sprays Can Someday Deliver Drought Tolerance and Other Traits to Plants on Demand. Quora. How History's Greatest Chess Players Reveal the Secret Formula Behind Fame. How to Stay Focused at Work While You're Going Through a Breakup. Don’t Be Afraid to Do Things Alone, You’ll Have Just as Much Fun. Long-Term Depression May Boost Stroke Risk Long After Mood Improves. Whole Foods’ Misguided Play for Millennials.

Quora. The Best Bike Lock (and How to Use It), According to Bike Thieves. Do You Cry Easily? You May Be a ‘Highly Sensitive Person’ Quora. Why would anyone quit their jobs at dream companies like Facebook or Google? Healthy Eaters, Strong Minds: What School Gardens Teach Kids. Quora. How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus. Featured Philosop-her: Elizabeth Barnes « Philosop-her. This is the flag we'll plant when we conquer an alien planet. How to Avoid Being "Catfished" While Online Dating. Performance reviews are a trap. Here’s how to really advance your career. Texas Prohibits Local Fracking Bans. Potential new vaccine blocks every strain of HIV. Univalent Foundations Redefines Mathematics. This wind turbine generates power without blades. Why I Started Using a Gaming Mouse and Keyboard to Get Real Work Done.

Where there is oil and gas there is Schlumberger. Why It Pays to Be a Jerk. Money Fears That Held Me Back (and How I Got Over Them) Find Out If Short Hair Will Look Good on You with This Simple Test. Monkey day care. “Mad Max: Fury Road” Review. The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. How to Support Someone When They Decide to Quit Smoking. Java's key to success is simplicity. A Common Logic To Seeing Cats And Cosmos. The 14 Worst Kinds of Late People. What Makes the "Lion Whisperer" Roar? Nope, nope, nope: Why Australia won’t help the Rohingya.