Alexis Mackenzie

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12 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started My Own Company

You have to trick yourself into thinking that you will succeed, no matter the odds.<p><b>1. There's never a "good time" to start your business.</b> Quitting a comfortable job to start a new company is a leap of faith, regardless of whether you have funding, an investor, or great mentorship. We had this idea …

9 Labels That Define The Underground Club Sound In China

We made an overview of the labels, collectives and crews cutting a new space for underground electronic music in mainland China over the last few years.<p>Genome6.66Mbp<p>Genome6.66Mbp is the newest electronic music label from Shanghai, which is China’s most fashion-forward and future-facing megalopolis. …

21 Of The Healthiest Summer Snack Recipes On Pinterest

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101 Quotes by Lao Tzu That Will Open Your Mind to New Dimensions

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

Spirituality

Three Ways the Russian Government Is Trying to Control the Internet

Top tweets in the Russian twittersphere. Images mixed by Kevin Rothrock.<i>The following is a translation of an article written by Russian journalist</i> …

Privacy

Top Social Media Management Tools To Use In 2018

Do you want your brand to conquer <b>social media management</b> in 2017?<p>Yet, you might be struggling to generate the following you aspire for. With a …

Pinterest is killing off its ‘Like’ button and wants you to know it’s different from Facebook and Instagram

Pinterest isn’t a social network, okay?<p>Pinterest is not a social network — and it’s very important to Pinterest that you know that.<p>The visual discovery startup announced that it’s killing off its “Like” button on Friday, claiming people engage more with Pins when it’s not there, and that some users …

10 online careers you can start today with basically no money

Does working from home or any remote location of your choice, while dictating your schedule and having complete control over your career sound good?<p>If so, you should consider starting an online career.<p>It's a lot easier than you might think — thanks to the internet, it's actually quite simple, …

Small Business

arctic

How a Melting Arctic Changes Everything<p>Part I: The Bare Arctic<p>Part I: The top of the world is melting even faster than scientists thought. Here’s how …

Our Climate Future Is Actually Our Climate Present

<b>A</b> few years ago, a locally famous blogger in San Francisco, known as Burrito Justice, created an exquisitely disorienting map, with help from a cartographer named Brian Stokle, and started selling copies of it online. The map imagined the city in the year 2072, after 60 years of rapid sea-level …

Climate Change

Chinese President's Ambitious Xiongan Dream Sparks Skepticism

An infographic comparing Xiongan to Shenzhen and Pudong special economic zone. From Chinese state-owned China Daily.After the initial frenzy in …

China

Watch Sculptures Appear to Undulate Under Strobe Lighting

Artist John Edmark makes 3D-printed sculptures that are designed to "animate" when they're rotating on a turntable and lit in just the right …

Animation

Here's why you should get excited for Duncan Jones' Mute

It's a companion to Moon, for starters<p>During the run-up to <i>Warcraft</i>, Duncan Jones revealed that he already had a follow-up project in the works. It wasn’t another blockbuster that would cost a studio hundreds of millions of dollars, but a companion to his quiet debut film, <i>Moon</i>.<p><i>Mute</i> is a …

Star Trek

The New Star Trek Comic Will Have Borg Invade the Kelvin Timeline

Oh dear, things aren’t looking good for nu-Kirk and his friends. While it took until <i>The Next Generation</i> for the Borg to show up in the prime …

This Dark Animation About the Future Is Stunning

The music video for Lorn’s song <i>Anvil</i> doubles as a short animation about the future where the year is 2100 and overpopulation is dealt with a …

Olympic history of cheating & nudity; history of Muslims in US military; museums and teaching children about tragic events; Gettysburg beer

With the Olympics set to begin, there has already been a cheating scandal involving Russian athletes caught doping up. Lest we think that cheating at …

Gettysburg

Why you should read Max Gladstone’s fantasy novels if you’re interested in politics

Max Gladstone’s new book, “Four Roads Cross,” is the latest in his Craft Sequence. These books depict a world in which magic works — but looks a lot like corporate financial law. This is a world of political conflict between two different understandings of society. One is a traditional world of …

Books

All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Everyone Will Be Talking About in March

This is a crazy month for science fiction and fantasy books. There’s a new Robert J. Sawyer mind-bender, and Catherynne M. Valente’s last fairyland …

14 Essentials to Help You Fix and Clean Almost Anything

Back in 2011, I wrote a little piece about the importance of having a selection of items on hand to fix and clean almost everything. Since that time, …

Home Depot

84 Free DIY Greenhouse Plans to Help You Build One in Your Garden This Weekend

Do you like the idea of being able to extend your growing season?<p>What about having a great space to start seeds a little earlier?<p>Then you need a …

Sponge Bath: Keep Clean Without Running Water

<i>Editors Note: If you are faced with a situation where there is either no running water or no official tub/shower facilities its nice to know how to</i> …

3 Reasons You Should Do An Armpit Cleanse (& How To Do It)

Shares 12K<p>While many people have considered doing a juice cleanse, probably far fewer have ever thought about doing an <i>armpit</i> cleanse!<p>Chances are the …

Homemade Pine Needle Cough Syrup Recipe

Whether you’re suffering from a common cold, seasonal allergies or a more serious illness, such as pneumonia or bronchitis, the need for immediate …

Valerian Root Tincture Recipe

It’s been called Nature’s Valium . . .<br>And yet, unlike the pharmaceutical drug with all of its potential side effects, valerian root is a Safety Class …

Alternative Medicine

How to Build Your Own Power Generator

The ultimate goal of every respectable prepper is to get off the grid completely and live a free, happy and fulfilling life, enjoying nature and the …

15 Backpacking Food Tips to Keep You Eating Well Anywhere - REI Co-op Journal

There’s a difference between just eating outside and enjoying a nice meal in the wilderness. Here are a few tips to take your trail food to the next …

Backpacking

10 Forgotten Fantastical Novels You Should Read Immediately

Fans of magical prose and magical worlds, take heart. Titan Books has recently released a special limited edition version of steampunk legend James …

Books

IMAGO: The Roman Society Centenary Image Bank

IMAGO: The Roman Society Centenary Image Bank<p>IMAGO was conceived in 2010 to commemorate the Roman Society's centenary. It is intended to be used by …

You're Not Overtraining, You're Under-Recovering

“Overtraining” is a buzzword that is tossed around the fitness community. It’s the result of pushing your body past its threshold, and it causes …

Science fiction's Radium Age: prewar stories of postscarcity, peace and justice

For nearly a decade, science fiction historian Joshua Glenn has waged a campaign to resurrect the "Radium Age" of science fiction: the period from …