Water Is All You Need to Revive Soggy Vegetables

Many things in life get soggy when wet, like paper, or expensively blow-dried hair. But plants do not work this way. Water makes them plumper, crispier, crunchier. Understand this fact and you’ll never suffer soggy lettuce again.

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I’m Behavioral Economist Benjamin Ho, and This Is How I Work

This is one hell of a How I Work. Economist Ben Ho studies things like apologies, trust, and inequality from an economic perspective—the kind of approach that makes a good NPR story. He’s blisteringly hard-working, he gets excited about workflows and old-school text apps and portable keyboards, and he’s written his…

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How to Get Nominated for a Nobel Prize

The final Nobel winner of 2018 has been announced, and it’s not you. How do you get your own Nobel (which includes a million bucks and a medal)? Well, for that you’d have to significantly contribute to the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, or economics; reach a high point in an impressive literary career; or…

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What to Know About the New ‘Goblin’ in Our Solar System

Move over, Pluto: There’s a new dwarf planet in our solar system, and its name is the Goblin.

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The Difference Between Spontaneous and Responsive Desire

When you think about sexual desire, you usually only thing of one thing—craving sex. But there are actually two completely different types of sex drive: spontaneous desire and responsive desire. Read on for the differences between the two, how to know which one you are, and what it means for your sex life.

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What to Know About Donating Your Body to Science

We’ve all heard of donating your body to science, but what does it really mean? Let’s talk about what happens when you give your body to further medical research and education. (We won’t be discussing donation of individual organs or tissues, which is covered here.)

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How to Be Properly Pedantic About Fruits and Vegetables

If you think you’re a smartypants because you know a tomato is a fruit, buckle up. You’re right, but a tomato is also a vegetable. And rice is a fruit. And some of the things you think are fruits—strawberries, for example—aren’t actually what they seem.

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These Realistic Coloring Books Let You Learn While You Color

Coloring can be relaxing and meditative, or a no-skills needed artistic expression. But it can also be a great way to learn something. Check out these books for learning about anatomy, nature, and more while you meditate with your pencils.

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How to Make Your Lucid Dreams Last Longer

Becoming lucid while you dream is actually the easy part, oneironauts. Now we’re going to learn how to hold on to it and make our nightly adventures last. Welcome to Week Four of our Lucid Dream Workshop.

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How to Enjoy Sushi Without Getting Infested With Parasites

People are freaking out about a recent story where a man who ate sushi ended up with a stomach parasite. While acquiring a gut buddy is a real possibility whenever you eat something raw, it’s also fairly uncommon and easy to avoid.

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