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Trump has no interest in unifying America

<i>Andrew Cohen is author of</i> Two Days in June: John F. Kennedy and the 48 Hours That Made History<i>. He is a Fulbright Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington.</i><p>On the morning after he won the presidency in 1968, Richard M. Nixon met reporters to declare victory and do what …

Pushing back against populism

<i>Timothy Garton Ash is professor of European Studies at Oxford University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.</i><p>So now the challenge is in plain view: We face the globalization of anti-globalization, a popular front of populists, an international of nationalists. "Today …

7 Graphic Design Resources for Non-Designers And Businesses on a Budget

While I firmly believe nothing can compete with a seasoned graphic designer and their years of experience, as someone who has worked with a lot of small and medium sized businesses I get it; budgets are tight and not every business has the luxury of putting a graphic designer on payroll despite …

Visualizing a Job Search or: How to Find a Job as a Software Engineer

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Employment

The productivity trick one author used to write over 40 books

Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, 2 plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.<p>Trollope achieved his incredible productivity by writing in 15-minute intervals for three hours per day.<p>His strategy is explained in Mason Currey's book, …

Learning bash scripting for beginners

Bash (Bourne-Again SHell) is a Linux and Unix-like system shell or command language interpreter. It is a default shell on many operating systems …

Code Reviews: Follow the Data

After years of reviewing other people’s code, I’d like to share a couple practices that improve the effectiveness of code reviews.<p>Why Review …

This Venn Diagram Explains How to Actually Project Intelligence

There are plenty of ways to make yourself actually smarter, but if you're just looking to project intelligence, The Wall Street Journal created a …

Wall Street

Office Politics Isn’t Something You Can Sit Out

Ask most people about workplace politics and they’ll say they’d prefer to avoid it. Yet, most also know that developing political competence is not a choice; it’s a necessity. The ones who who manage to reach the inner circle are at a great advantage. They get more done, but they are also …

Leadership

There are no projects like side projects (Piotr Migdał, January 2015)

5 TIPS #2: How to succeed as a fact-seeking interviewer Inari Kolu—early career geneticist and experienced singer-songwriter

Future of Programming - Rise of the Scientific Programmer (and fall of the craftsman)

Level [C3]<br>[<i>Disclaimer: I am by no means a Scientific Programmer but I just want to become one</i>] It is the turn of yet another year and the time is …

Network Better by Creating a "Hook"

Networking can help you advance your career, but it requires a little more than just shaking hands. Here are the three things you need when you're …

Startup Framework 2 - Bootstrap Themes and Templates

Startup Framework 2 is a bootstrap based online generator. Using the online app you can create and export bootstrap templates and themes.

Bootstrapping

Working with your Data: Easier and More Fun

Posted by Rebecca Shapley, Fusion Tables Team The Fusion Tables team has been a little quiet lately, but that’s just because we’ve been ...

25 things you will remember if you grew up in Scotland in the 1970s or 1980s

THEY were the decades of day-glo, bad hair, and legwarmers for the girls and Choppers, Starsky and Hutch and Parka jackets for boys.<p>When you think of …

Jackets

SWI-Prolog for the (semantic) web

Core web package. Provides an HTTP server and client, session handling, authorization, logging, etc. Libraries are also included for generating HTML …

Why Meditation Should Be Your Brain's "Scheduled Maintenance"

Technically, sleep is already our brains' regular scheduled maintenance, but if there were any other one thing you could do to improve your mental …

Top 10 Superior Tech Products You'll Never Go Back From

Some upgrades are subjective—like moving from pen and paper to a digital note-taker. Other upgrades, however, change the way you use technology, and …

Answer "What Do You Do?" by Explaining How You Solve Problems

When you are meeting someone new, at some point, they'll probably ask, "So what do you do?" If you want to make a good first impression, answer by …

Grateful Dead

5 Tips for Off-the-Cuff Speaking

If it’s true that many people fear public speaking more than death, it’s equally true that businesspeople are condemned to a thousand small deaths in client pitches, in boardrooms, and on stage. And that death can turn slow and torturous when you are asked to speak unexpectedly with little or no …

The Necessary Art of Persuasion

If there ever was a time for businesspeople to learn the fine art of persuasion, it is now. Gone are the command-and-control days of executives managing by decree. Today businesses are run largely by cross-functional teams of peers and populated by baby boomers and their Generation X offspring, who …

Management

Prepare These 15 Stories for Your Next Job Interview

Storytelling is perhaps the best way to present information so it's memorable and relatable, and it can make you stand out especially in job …

Employment

​Know Your Career Path with the G+P+V Formula

Whether you've been in the job market for a while or you're a recent grad, you're probably facing the question of where to go with your career. …

Employment

Three Quick Ways to Declutter in 10 Minutes

Often "decluttering" comes with the connotation that the process will take all day (or days), and be mentally and physically exhausting. Apartment …

Minimalism

Practice Self-Compassion to Improve How You Feel About Yourself

I've been thinking about self-esteem lately, and how you can never have too much of it (or so I thought). I wanted to find out more about how …

Self-help

Why Creative Side Projects Are Good for You

At any given time, I have a side project running. It's often a new blog or a book or a newsletter. Sometimes I try to design WordPress themes. Other …

This Flowchart Helps Clean Your Closet with Quick Decisions

Closets can quickly get cluttered with clothes and then it's time to clean. But what do you keep and what do you throw out? Owltastic Adventures …

Cleaning

Focus On Creating an Importance Hierarchy When Presenting Information

Presenting information is an art unto itself. Whether it's an email, PowerPoint, or a speech, there's a tendency to pack as much information into as …

Communicate

Why There's Never Been a Better Time to Found a SaaS Startup

SaaS companies are the darlings of the public market. The average publicly traded SaaS company enjoys twice as strong a revenue multiple as ten years …