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The Difference Between A Fact, Hypothesis, Theory, And Law In Science

Words such as “fact”, “theory” and “law” get thrown around a lot. When it comes to science, however, they mean something very specific; and knowing the difference between them can help you better understand the world of science as a whole.

A Former FBI Agent's Trick To Spotting A Liar: Listen To How They Say 'No'

The word “no” is used a lot by liars trying to cover up their tracks. According to a former FBI counterintelligence agent, the way someone says it can truly reveal their deceptive behaviour.

Ask LH: How Can I Change My Windows OS From Korean To English?

Dear Lifehacker, Some years ago, I purchased a Windows 7 Pro upgrade licence from the It’s Not Cheating promotion, which provided a download link via Digital River. I downloaded the software and burnt the ISO disc – unfortunately I used an ei.cfg tool and it messed up my disc, but I didn’t discover it until now…

Ink Paste Helps You Learn New Vocabulary Words As You Come Across Them

Every now and then, we all come across a word we’ve never seen before. Rather than look it up and forget about it, why not take the time to learn and make it a part of your vocabulary? Ink Paste is a simple tool that helps you do just that.

How Do You 'Laugh' Online?

Back in the primitive days of MSN Messenger and ICQ, typing “LOL” was the most popular way to convey online mirth. However, according to new user data released by Facebook, the acronym has since fallen from favour. It seems most internet users have reverted to the more phonetically sensible “Haha” with chuckling emoji also gaining traction. We’re curious to hear what your preferred laughter signifier is?

'ExcuseMe' Translates 200 Useful Travel Phrases

Part of the fun of travelling to a foreign place is learning the language. Even if you’re not fluent, it helps to keep some useful phrases in your back pocket. ExcuseMe is a free app that makes sure you’re prepared.

Know Your Business Acronyms

Acronyms have their uses, but even the most dedicated of jargonauts can agree that littering your conversations with them is hardly helpful. Still, over time a significant reservoir of general business acronyms have been added to office lexicons and it can be handy to familiarise yourself with them.

Write Better By Focusing On Structure Rather Than Style

Writing is a hard medium to grasp. Good writing is self-evident, but the reasons it’s good may not be. While an interesting style or a clever turn-of-phrase can make a line stand out, the structure of what you’re writing is what makes a piece powerful.

How To Correctly Refer To People With Disability

For those considerate souls who are interested in referring to people with disability in a modern, acceptable way, the People With Disability organisation has released a document which makes things easy by laying out some clear guidelines. It’s called the Guide to Reporting Disability, but obviously it’s not limited to reporters.

The Easiest Languages For Native English Speakers To Learn

Depending on your circumstances, some languages can be harder to grasp than others. If English is your first language, these languages are widely considered to be the easiest to learn how to speak, read and write.

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