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35 beautiful cities you must see in your lifetime

The alternative city guide to Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg holidays,Africa holidays,Discover South Africa 2016,Travel,South Africa holidays<p>In the first of a series of guides to alt South Africa, we head to Johannesburg – the sprawling city with a restless drive – and talk to musicians, poets, designers, cooks and activists at the cutting edge …

One Easy Resume Fix That Gets You Twice The Interviews

Somehow over the past twenty years we’ve gotten stuck in our thinking where our resumes are concerned. Years ago, we’d go to a print shop and get a hundred copies of our resume printed.<p>We had to use the same version of our resume every time we applied for a job. I think I still have half the box of …

Will Our Descendants Survive the Destruction of the Universe?

Billions of years from now, the universe as we know it will cease to exist. The good news is, that gives us a lot of time to prepare, and maybe even …

Scientific evidence that you probably don’t have free will

Humans have debated the issue of free will for millennia. But over the past several years, while the philosophers continue to argue about the …

This is what happens when oil-rich nations can't pay their bills

In the summer of 2014, the price of oil tanked, dropping from over $110 per barrel of Brent Crude to where it sits now near $48 per barrel. Cheap oil is good for the consumer, but it has caused more than a few headaches in oil producing states.<p>Some countries, such as Norway, have used cash flows …

YouTube exec explains what makes a video go viral

This was way back in 2009: A quirky video called JK Wedding Entrance Dance went so viral that the hit TV show "The Office" parodied it in one of its most popular episodes (you know, the one where Jim and Pam finally got married).<p>Since then, YouTube's relationship with mass media has completely …

Humans take note: Artificial intelligence just got a lot smarter

Today's artificial intelligence may not be that clever, but it just got much quicker on the uptake. A learning program designed by a trio of researchers can now recognize and draw handwritten characters after seeing them only a few times, just as a human can. And can do it so well that people can't …

Free Ebook: Learn From the Masters of Street Photography (II)

After about a hundred shots of espresso, the newest “Learn From the Masters of Street Photography” PDF Book is live. This version (Version II) is the …

6 to Follow: Social Media Masters

Like blogs, social media has matured and become a major source of news and information for people. What was once a way to keep up with the Joneses became a lucrative, serious media platform for publishers, businesses and entrepreneurs. If you’re trying to spread the word about your company, looking …

MIT’s Amazing New App Lets You Program Any Object

The Reality Editor is a Minority Report style AR app that makes programming your smart home as easy as connecting the dots.<p>The end goal of the Internet of Things is to make every object in your life programmable. But our smart objects are still pretty dumb. They don’t talk to each other, and most …

Artificial Intelligence

11 things your startup should look for in a creative hire for 2016

Every piece of visual content your brand creates impacts customer trust, whether we're talking about your logo, your entire website or a mobile ad. …

10 U.S. Places To Travel Before They Get Famous

Beat the tourists.<p>Nashville, Charleston, Portland (the Oregon one)... you've heard all about "America's up-and-coming destination cities," and chances are you've even been to a few. But as these pockets of culture blossom into full-blown vacation destinations, travelers are left yearning for …

How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

An Oregon startup has developed a pocket-size device that uses tiny sponges to stop bleeding fast.<p>When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself. A medic must pack gauze directly into the wound cavity, sometimes as deep as 5 inches into …

The Business Case For Augmented Reality

Todd Chusid Contributor<p>Todd Chusid is the practice director of corporate applications and data solutions for Randstad Technologies.<p>When we think of augmented reality, we think of the interaction of superimposed graphics, audio, GPS data and other sensory enhancements converging within a real-world …

Zipcar Founder: The Era Of Industrial Capitalism Is Over

PARIS—Workers of the world unite, Zipcar co-founder Robin Chase suggested here Saturday. You have nothing to lose but your excess capacity.<p>“The shared future of our world is no longer industrial capitalism,” she declared before hundreds of delegates and activists and reporters at the Paris Climate …

It’s nonsense that the poor can’t cook or eat well cheaply | the big issue

They’ve got a bit more wit, wisdom and energy than Barbara Ellen gives them credit for<p>Barbara Ellen is misguided in her faux common-sense pronouncements on eating healthily, “It’s simply harder to eat well when you are poor” (Comment). Families or people living together can have meals together and …

6 Common Mistakes First-Time Business Owners Should Avoid

The famous playwright Oscar Wilde summed up the essence of experience when he stated that, “Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” And …

The Science Behind Why We Procrastinate

Some research says the best way to spark creativity is to walk away and that the best ideas come from those least-expected “aha!” moments. So maybe …

Procrastination

Apocalypse Pig Redux: Last-Resort Resistance in Europe

Here’s a breaking news follow-up to my recent post on the discovery of resistance to colistin, the truly last last-resort antibiotic, in animals, meat and people in China. A research collaboration shared between George Washington University and the Statens Serum Institute and National Food …

The Great Filter theory suggests humans have already conquered the threat of extinction

It's difficult to not be pessimistic when considering humanity's future prospects. Many people would agree that it's more likely than not that we'll …

The legendary radio show that launched Jay Z and Nas

Stretch and Bobbito are two goofball hip hop heads from New York City. In the 90s they hosted a legendary radio show called The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show on WKCR. The show, which was completely one-of-a-kind at the dawn of that decade, changed many people’s lives, not least the rappers …

Winning shots from Siena International Photography Awards 2015

In its first year, the Siena International Photography Awards is already Italy’s biggest photography contest, attracting entries from more than 100 countries. Following the announcement of the winners on 31 October, we showcase a selection of incredible shots now on display in the Tuscan city

Photography

Exclusive Webinar: Meet Libris. Visual Asset Management for Organizations

Question: What happens to your photos once they’re handed off to the client? Answer: Unfortunately, you have no idea. And from what we’ve seen, it’s …

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

Why I Stopped Hating Zoodles

I used to hate zoodles.<p>When my roommate bought a Zoodler (a spiralizer or Vegetti will accomplish a similar task), I flung my nose into the air and lept onto my soapbox.<p>A noodle can be many things, I believed (and still do): It can be Italian spaghetti or bucatini; it can be Japanese udon; it can …

Lettuce Wraps: Your Crispy-Crunchy Dinner-Time Fix

We got no buns, 'hon. These ideas for lettuce wraps and cups are so tasty, you won't even miss the carbs.<p>Salads aren't the only game that lettuce owns. Your favorite greens are also perfect for wraps, cups, and bowls. But not all greens are created equal. Follow these rules when choosing your …