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Lifehacker: Don't Brainstorm During Meetings, Show Up with Ideas to Build On

Don't Brainstorm During Meetings, Show Up with Ideas to Build On

The idea of the “brainstorming meeting” implies creativity works on a schedule. However, the opportunity to bounce ideas off of others can be invaluable. If you have a brainstorming session coming up, don’t walk in empty-handed. You’ll get more from it if you come in with a few nuggets of inspiration to polish.

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Wow

I am really glad this got so many notes (300 is a lot for me lol)…. but not because I want the notes or whatever but because when I saw this comic it made me feel really weird and sad inside and I thought that I wanted a lot of people to see it too

it makes a point thats really difficult to explain with words in such an artful way and it’s not something I thought about much

"300 is a lot for me" wow this now almost has 90k

Great comic. Too bad someone along the line removed the source.

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wowfunniestposts:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Calculus

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Algebra

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Theorem

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Analysis

Harry Potter and the Order of Operations

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Statistician

Harry Potter and the Deathly Algorithms

OH MY FUCKING GOD

AND THE ORDER OF OPERATIONS

I’m in Dumbledores math club…

More like Harry Hypotternuse.

You’re a mathemagician, Harry.

Just a Penny: 36 Things You Obviously Need In Your New Home

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A Fire Pit IN THE POOL

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A Door That Turns into a Ping-Pong Table

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Chilled Produce Drawers in the Kitchen

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A Wine Cellar Trap Door

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 A Sleepover Room

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A Door Handle That Automatically Turns Off Electricity and Gas When You Leave

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A Swing-Set Dining Table

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A Built-In TV for the Bathtub

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A Glass-Encased Fireplace

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 A Loft Hammock

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A Hot Tub That Flows from the Inside to Outside

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A Huge Round Bedroom Window

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A Stained-Glass Door

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A Library Staircase/Slide

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A Bone-Shaped Pool for Your Dog

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blogTO: The top wing night deals in Toronto by day of the week

wing night torontoChicken wing deals at Toronto pubs and restaurants (aka the wing night) dominate the early part of the week, offering the chance to get elbows-deep in the saucy, spicy pub grub staple at a discount. The list below rounds-up the best wing specials around town, conveniently organized by day. Consider it your wingman when you need a little help scoring cheap wings in Toronto.

Of course, if we missed your local go-to joint let us know in the comments.

See also:

The Best Chicken Wings in Toronto
The top 25 cheap chicken wings in Toronto

MONDAY

  • Brazen Head Half price wings (regularly $12/1lb or $21/2lbs) start at 4pm with a drink purchase.
  • Crown & Dragon On special after 5pm; 2lbs of wings and a jug of domestic beer for $33.
  • Duke of Gloucester Order before 3pm for $8 regular orders or $15 large orders - after 3pm it’ll cost you $11 or $21 respectively. The same deal is on, on Wednesdays too.
  • Grace O’Malleys Two dollars a pound with a drink purchase.
  • Hurricane’s Two pounds of wings for the price of one are only $11. Also offered on Tuesdays.
  • King Georges Arms Half off regularly $11/1lb wings after 4pm.
  • Lou Dawg’s At Lou’s two downtown locations, wings are five dollars a pound with any alcohol purchase.
  • The Office Pub Wings are discounted to $6.50 a pound on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Orwell’s Pub Wings on special for 59¢ each when ordered ten at a time. Also offered Sundays and Wednesdays.
  • Puck N Wings After 5pm, wings are half priced at $6/1lb or $11/2lbs.
  • Right Wing Pub Half price wings usually $12 per pound.
  • Sneaky Dee’sThis College Street bar does a 60oz pitcher of domestic draught with 15 wings for just over $31 or get 30 wings for about $24.
  • St. Louis Get wings and personal pitcher for $17 all day long at multiple locations around the GTA
  • Tara Inn This Scarborough public house starts the week off with 10 wings on special for $6.80.
  • The Dizzy Half price wings for $6/1lb ($12 regular) in flavours including BBQ, honey garlic, chili thai, and blackened spice.
  • The Roy Six dollar each pound offered with a beverage purchase from 5pm to kitchen close. Also offered on Wednesdays.
  • Wheat Sheaf Tavern Half off wings starting at 5pm on all orders (regularly $11/10 or $20/20, $27/30 or $43/50). Also offered Sundays and Tuesdays.
  • Wild Wing At locations across the city, boneless wings (I call those nuggets but whatever) are 69¢ with purchase of a beverage, must order ten minimum.

TUESDAY

  • Bishop and the Belcher One pound of bourbon BBQ wings with fries and coleslaw for $13.
  • Czehoski A pitcher of Pabst Blue Ribbon and a pound of wings for $15 available between 5pm and 11pm.
  • The Dog & Bear This West Queen Qest pub slashes regular prices down to $5 per pound (or $9 for 2lbs, $13.50 for 3lbs). The same deal is on Thursday too.
  • Duff’s Wing night features ten wings with celery and dip for $7.25 with a beverage purchase.
  • Foggy Dew Half price wings (regularly $12/1lb, $20) in seven flavours available all day with a drink purchase.
  • Game Day Wings and a pint of Molson for $14.
  • Hoops This local chain of sports bars does and pound of wings for $6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Hurricane’s Two pounds of wings for the price of one are only $11. Also offered on Mondays.
  • The Imperial Pub The downtown pub and library does a $6 special on wings.
  • Mill Street Brew Pub Wings discounted to 55¢ each with a drink purchase.
  • Mullins Half off single (regularly $9) or double (regularly $11) of orders wings at this Irish pub on College Street. Also available on Thursdays.
  • Sloppy Joe’s 50¢ wing specials. Also available on Thursdays.
  • Squirly’s Wing night starts at 4pm and features a pound of wings for just $6.50.
  • St. Louis Half off wings, regularly $13/1lb or $22/2lbs from 5pm to close at multiple locations around the GTA.
  • Wheat Sheaf Tavern Half off wings starting at 5pm on all orders (regularly $11/10 or $20/20, $27/30 or $43/50). Also offered Sundays and Mondays.
  • Wild Wing A pound and a half of wings for only $11 with a drink purchase.
  • Wingporium One pound of wings for $6.50 with the purchase of a beverage.
  • The Wally This East York tap and grill does 65¢ wings with a beverage purchase. Also offered on Thursdays.

WEDNESDAY

  • Bishop and the Belcher Perhaps the best deal in town; three pounds for $12, one night only.
  • Bistro 422 This College and Bathurst dive does half price wings, making each pound an even $5.
  • Duke of Gloucester Order before 3pm for $8 regular orders or $15 large orders – after 3pm, it’ll cost you $11 or $21 respectively. The same special is offered Mondays.
  • Game Day The College Street sports bar does half price wings, regularly priced at $11/1lb, $21/2lbs, $30/3lbs and $39/4lbs.
  • Lou Dawg’s Five dollars a pound with any alcohol purchase.
  • Orwell’s Pub Wings on special for 59¢ each when ordered ten at a time. Also offered on Sundays and Mondays.
  • The Pour House Half off wings (regularly $11/1lb) at this Dupont Street Irish pub.
  • The Roy Six dollar each pound offered with a beverage purchase from 5pm to kitchen close. Also offered on Mondays.
  • Triple Crown Bar & Grill Half price on orders of wings regularly sold twenty at a time for $20.75.
  • Wingporium A free half pound with the purchase of a beverage at this Etobicoke bar and grill. Or, order a pound and get a bonus half pound for free.

THURSDAY

  • The Dog & Bear This West Queen Qest pub slashes regular prices down to $5 per pound wings ($9/2lbs, $13.50/3lbs). The same deal is on Tuesdays too.
  • Hoops This local chain of sports bars does and pound of wings for $6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Mullins Half off single (regularly $9) or double (regularly $11) of orders wings at this Irish pub on College Street. Available on Tuesdays too.
  • The Office Pub Wings are discounted to $6.50 a pound on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Right Wing Pub One pound of wings with a draft beer for $14.
  • Sloppy Joe’s 50¢ wing specials. Also available on Tuesdays.
  • Wild Wing A pint and a pound of wings for $14.
  • The Wally 65¢ wings with a beverage purchase. Also offered on Tuesdays.

FRIDAY

  • St. Louis End the week with the wings and rib combo on special for $19 from 5pm to close.

SATURDAY

  • The Green Dragon This east-end pub on Kingston Road does half price wings regularly $12.50 for 10 or $21.50 for 20.

SUNDAY

  • Bishop and the Belcher Two pounds of wings with half fries and half onion rings for $11.
  • Orwell’s Pub Wings on special for 59¢ each, minimum ten. Also offered Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • Wheat Sheaf Tavern Starting at 5pm 10 wings (regularly $11), 20 wings (regularly $20), 30 wings (regularly $27) or 50 wings (regularly $43) are all half off. Also offered Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • Wild Wing Finish the weekend off with two pounds of wings and a pitcher of MGD of $30.

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blogTO: 10 bars to read at in Toronto

bars to read at torontoBars to read at in Toronto are a special breed. And while drinking alone, especially in our hyper-connected lives, carries a huge stigma for lots of people, the reality is, going to a bar alone and ordering a drink doesn’t have to reek of sad, lonely cowboy syndrome. It can be a nice way to steal a little bit of time for yourself while still being around others’ energy (and a great chance for people watching). It’s also a nice way to pass the time if you’re waiting for somebody, or, to be honest, an exercise in bravery. You might want to forgo the drinks altogether and just have a snack or a coffee, too, which are also offered by most of these spots.

And don’t get upset, no one is going to steal your solo watering hole and crowd it up. These places are already well-marked on the map, and for the most part, they’re packed with people and loud tunes on the weekends. What I’m talking about here is a weekday afternoon or evening, or a Sunday night type of personal hangout. Here’s a list of bars in Toronto that are great for curling up in a corner with a book and a bourbon.

Tequila bookworm
Some barkeeps would get bristly about their bar being called a good spot to read a book. Not so, clearly, with Tequila Bookworm. You could just grab a book from their shelves if you happened to arrive without one, in fact. There are board games, too: it’s a bit of a geek’s haven, and I mean that in a good way. And the servers don’t rush you, either; you’re largely left to your own devices in here during the day, and not hustled to order by any means. The Bookworm has ever-changing taps, but they serve local brews like Amsterdam and Oast House. You’ll also find a great selection of ciders in here.

Wallflower
Wallflower has to be one of the coziest little bars in Toronto. Located on Dundas West just east of Lansdowne, it fits in perfectly with the galleries and little specialty shops dotted along the stretch. It’s wallpapered in vintage florals, and serves a variety of nibbleable treats like deviled eggs and cheese plates. They also make a marvelous Manhattan, dahling, and they have beers on tap like Mill St. Cobblestone stout and Duggan’s, if that’s more your jam.

No One Writes to the Colonel
This gem in the easternmost edge of Little Italy is a comfy, unpretentious bar with lots of space to spread out. The name comes from a novella by Gabriel García Márquez, so I doubt anyone would bat an eye at a patron with a good book. You’ll find a selection of beers by St. Ambroise on tap, and their signature drink is a mojito shot. There are plain but serviceable snacks for grabs, too, like nachos and salsa. And they make a decent Negroni, too, if I remember correctly.

Northwood
Northwood is one of my favourite spots in the city. One of those places where you can feel comfortable working or drinking (or both), the dark-but-not-too-dark room is a great spot to read. They mix up their cocktail menu according to season, and each cocktail ($10) is strong, artful and inventive. At the top of the list for me is Dark as Night, Sweet as Sin, which is concocted from Pimm’s, gin, grapefruit, agave, sage, basil, cucumber, and cava. But if that doesn’t do it for you, their menu is extensive. They also have snacks, including a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches and muffins, and their coffee, that greatest of friends, is derived from Pig Iron Coffee Roasters beans.

Hitch
There are reading-friendly bars in the east end too, guys — and this one might be the best. Hitch is designed for the serious drinker (and named after one, too). Each cocktail contains a double shot, with the star of the menu dubbed The Hitch. Spoiler alert. It’s a whiskey soda with lemon. There’s a list of other classics on offer, as well, all waiting to be consumed under the creepy shadows of animal busts cast by the glow of candlelight.

Comrade
If you’re in the Queen and Broadview area, The Comrade’s a good place to settle in for a quite drink and a book during the week. They offer a strong wine list, and they aren’t lacking in the beer department, either. Decor includes lush daybeds to either stretch out and read upon if the place is dead, or (maybe) makeout on the edge of if it’s busy. The crowning glory here, though, is the bourbon sour. You won’t be disappointed. Unless you hate bourbon, in which case, I retract.

The Yukon
The Yukon is one of those deep, dark, Toronto bars with the requisite exposed brick and shelves full of LPs. Located in Parkdale, The Yukon has an easygoing nature, chill vibes, and it’s easy to feel friendly with the folks sitting next to you. (As we all know, the same cannot be said for all cramped establishments in the city). They mix up their drink specials depending on the day, but, for example, you might find something like a pint of Beaus and a shot of whiskey for $10. (You can find the same deal deep in the bowels of Brooklyn for $4, but that’s okay). For cocktails, you’ll find all the classics for $10-$13.

Victory Cafe
Many a grad student can be found with their nose in a book at Victory. You could camp out here for ages during the week, and their menu supports that assertion. Victory serves what amounts to classic pub food, with burgs, salads, and fish and chips all making an appearance. Their mac and cheese, though, is truly phenomenal. For drinks, you’ll find local brews from Amsterdam and Flying Monkey ($3.95-$5.09), as well as a decent selection of scotch, whiskey and bourbon.

Embassy
You probably want to save this one for a day drink, as it tends to get pretty crammed in the evening hours. During the early evening hours on a week day, though, and definitely in the afternoon, it’s possible to find seating and make a corner of the space your own. Embassy has a full bar, but the focus is on craft beers. Chances are you’ll find McAuslan Apricot Wheat Ale, Black Oak Pale Ale, and Blanche de Chambly on tap.

1602
This little bar on Dundas St. W. just west of Dufferin is a bit of a nameless hole in the wall, open to interpretation. That in itself makes it an ideal spot to let your imagination roam. That, and the 19 or so different varieties of scotch waiting to warm your belly. Aside from the scotch list, specialties include the Old Fashioned and the Manhattan. Like many spots on this list, be warned that if you pop by on the weekend, you shouldn’t expect to get any reading done whatsoever. But during the early part of the week, this is a great choice for nabbing some time to yourself.

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Gizmodo: Which Glass to Use for Which Drink and Why

You’re going to have some friends over for a cocktail housewarming party. No problem, you think to yourself, I’ll just pick up some glassware at Crate & Barrel. You get there, and panic sets in. It’s an absurd, transparent cornucopia of tumblers and flutes and who knows what else, in every conceivable shape and size. You weren’t prepared. Pay attention now, and you will be.

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