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What are Quora's best answers of 2013 so far?
posted by andoatnp on Dec 31, 2013 - 26 comments

Personal Development gurus can get away with anything, so why can't you?

When is "life hacking" simply what we used to call selfishness? Jen Dziura takes on blogger James Altucher's recent Quora piece, How to Break All the Rules and Get Everything You Want.
posted by cairdeas on Dec 19, 2013 - 135 comments

10 minutes to master, a lifetime to enjoy...

What skill can learn right now in 10 minutes that will be useful for the rest of my life? Is a Quora thread that goes beyond the usual "life hacks" (though it has them, too) to include some neat skills [Quora requires registration, but links go to direct sites]. Learn to read Korean, eat a chicken wing properly, fold a t-shirt, become a better Google searcher, crack an egg with one hand, whistle with your fingers, learn to speed read (the most popular answer), use the peg system to remember things, and learn to change a tire. [more inside]
posted by blahblahblah on Sep 3, 2013 - 50 comments

The Weirdest Things About America (YMMV).

An Indian college student lists, originally on Quora, the things he found unusual about the US.
posted by Kitteh on Sep 1, 2013 - 275 comments

Welcome to AMERCIA!

"What facts about the United States do foreigners not believe until they come to America? In the episode "True Urban Legends" [originally aired 4.23.2010] of This American Life, Mary Wiltenburg asks refugees to share the rumors they'd heard about America but didn't think were true, only to discover on arrival that they were. Examples include homelessness and Christmas lights." Quora members weigh in. [more inside]
posted by ericb on Jun 20, 2012 - 472 comments

Imagine life without Instagram...

The most Epic Photo Ever Taken? Quora users start adding their faourite pictures. History, awesome, pain, anger, death, it's al here. And at least one surfer.
posted by ewan on Apr 17, 2012 - 70 comments

What is it like to have an understanding of very advanced mathematics?

What is it like to have an understanding of very advanced mathematics? A naive Quora question gets a remarkably long, thorough answer from an anonymous respondent. The answer cites, among many other things, Tim Gowers's influential essay "The Two Cultures of Mathematics," about the tension between problem-solving and theory-building. Related: Terry Tao asks "Does one have to be a genius to do maths?" (Spoiler: he says no.)
posted by escabeche on Dec 24, 2011 - 56 comments

Why?

A Harvard oncologist answers the question (and more): Why did Steve Jobs choose not to effectively treat his cancer?
posted by kyp on Oct 12, 2011 - 122 comments

The wreck of the web.

It wasn't supposed to be like this. Amazon.com's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) crashed yesterday, taking with it popular sites like Reddit, Quora, Foursquare, Hootsuite, Act.ly, and about 70 other sites. Amazon.com was affected, as was some functionality of the New York Times. Amazon Web Service's Health Dashboard indicates that there are still major operating disturbances. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Apr 22, 2011 - 135 comments

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