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If you heat acetic acid with ethyl alcohol you get ethyl acetate. That’s serious. Because this isn’t some indeterminate chemical that we are talking about. It’s what goes into making a peach flavour and is used extensively by the food industry. Now let’s get a little more adventurous and take this peach flavour, add a dash of tartrazine to it (a yellow carcinogenic colour), then add about .25 per cent of mono-glycerides of fatty acids (an emulsifier) and .25 per cent of sodium alginate (a stablilizer). Now mix this chemical cocktail with 15 per cent of white refined sugar (sucrose), 10 per cent milk solids and then stir in plenty of air and water.
Google is a vast machine with all types of apps, programs, and tools. A lot of these—like Gmail and Google Docs—are clearly useful and beloved by many. But hidden inside Google's network are some awesome, lesser-known gems that can make your life easier. Over the last couple of years Google has experimented with a lot of products .
Dear Lifehacker, It seems t hat nowadays there's a study saying that everything I do is slowly killing me. I can't sit down, I can't eat the foods I like, and I'll have an early heart attack if I live in a big city. If so many things are bad for me, how can I change my life without giving up so much that I lose my mind? Sincerely, One Foot in the Grave Dear OFG, If you read a lot of popular studies—as it seems you do—it's easy to get paranoid about the many things that can slowly kill you over time.
The speed with which information hurtles towards us is unavoidable, and it's getting worse. But trying to catch up is counterproductive. Strategic advisor Peter Bregman explains how two simple lists can help us organize what's important.
When was the last time you thought about your resume in a context other than needing to get it updated or submitted? The honest answer is probably "never," which is why it's such a good idea to ponder this question: What IS my resume? If you're like most people who answer this question, you've probably come up with a phrase or sentence to the effect of "an overview and summary of personal skills, interests, employment history, attributes and professional experience."
Bright is a job search engine that might make your job hunt much more efficient. Instead of the common method of applying to every job you maybe qualify for, you can use the service to see the open positions you're most likely to score an interview for. Bright uses an algorithm based on their study of 15 million job openings, 8.6 million job seekers' backgrounds, and 2.6 million resumes, as well as input from over 100 recruiters. When you upload your resume to Bright and fill out your profile, the service runs its algorithm and shows you jobs nearby along with a "Bright Score" for each job listing.
Single-cup coffeemakers using sealed cups such as the Keurig or Tassimo are very popular for their ease of use and uniformity of brew but since they have more components than a standard automatic-drip coffeemaker cleaning is more involved. Fortunately you can thoroughly clean your single-cup coffeemaker using an old toothbrush and vinegar. Housecare weblog Clean My Space offers a helpful video tutorial displayed above. The standard Keurig coffeemaker has some dishwasher safe parts such as the water reservoir, but other parts must be cleaned by hand. While those parts are in the dishwasher take your old toothbrush and clear any coffee grinds left in the K-cup holder. Take this opportunity to wipe down the surface of the machine with a paper towel or dishrag and a little all-purpose cleaner.
Countless self-help books push the idea that positive thinking is all you need to become a better person. We know better than that, and over at the Guardian, psychology professor and author Richard Wiseman points out that positive action is far more effective. After a healthy takedown of visualization and positive thinking, Wiseman gets into the meat of his argument: By acting as if you are a certain type of person, you become that person – what I call the "As If" principle. Take, for example, willpower. Motivated people tense their muscles as they get ready to spring into action.
Anirudh Sivaraman (SK) is an alumnus of 2010 batch from the CS department. His many laurels include having been Shaastra Events Core and Newsletter vol (simultaneously). He is now pursuing a PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and this is his story. As I write this, I am in my fourth semester of grad school here at MIT, confused about life, like most grad students. Grad life is unique in its own ways, and MIT further adds to the oddities of grad life.
In email, letters, and memos that include a request, writers often end with one of these statements: "Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter." "Thank you in advance for any help you can provide." In comments on another blog post this week, one writer said she hated "Thank you in advance" and another wanted to know why the phrase deserves hatred. People hate the phrase for a couple of reasons.
Read full article Continue reading page | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 1 Spend at least one week researching your career Do you want to use your biology degree in a laboratory?
Everyone has some kind of to-do list, but which tool do you use to get it out of your head and keep track of the things you have to do? Whether it's a simple, all-text application, or a fancy cloud-based webapp with mobile app components, we asked you which to-do list managers you thought were the best for the job. Now we're back to take a look at the top five.
Ed. note: If you do extensive reading on a computer screen you know how quickly stark black-on-white text can strain your eyes. One Lifehacker reader, tired of straining his eyes, changed the default background color with pleasing results. We watch the #tips box every day to see all the tips, tricks, and clever uses Lifehacker readers come up with. Today's tip is focused on taking a widely adopted application—Adobe Reader—and tweaking the background to be less eye searing. I read PDF files every day, whether it's an ebook, a report, or notes from my classes. Unfortunately, the gleaming white background color of every PDF file was not easy on my eyes.
We go on vacations to relax. Then we proceed to drive ourselves crazy dealing with endless reservations, airport hassles, jet lag, and other annoyances. This year, let's plan out that vacation without all the stress. This post is broken into four parts. If you'd like to skip to a certain section of the guide (maybe, for example, you've already finished your pre-travel prep), you can do so with the links below: Part One: Pre-Travel Preparation