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9 Ways to Convince (or Trick) Yourself to Start Working Out

<b>Don't have enough time? Schedule it.</b><p>We schedule other obligations like work meetings, classes, and dinners with friends. If you're not used to …

Tonight's SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch: start time, live stream, and what to expect

Her Code Got Humans on the Moon—And Invented Software Itself

Margaret Hamilton wasn’t supposed to invent the modern concept of software and land men on the moon. It was 1960, not a time when women were …

How do I learn to write simpler, more efficient code with fewer lines?

Mattias Petter Johansson<br>I would start by learning about some of the more easily-accessible functional programming paradigms <b>map</b>, <b>filter</b> and <b>reduce</b>. They …

Hollywood is missing the one thing that makes Superman great

"He's a tough character," Superman actor Henry Cavill told Entertainment Weekly when talking up "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice." "People like the darker vigilante." Then he offered a possible reason: "I think it speaks to the human psyche more easily rather than the god-like being that we …

There’s a biology to lasting happiness, and there may be way to train yourself for it

That uplifting feeling you get when something good happens to you? Researchers now think they know the part of the brain responsible for it—and they suggest we may be able to train ourselves to make those positive emotions last longer.<p>Their conclusions are based on a study (paywall) conducted by …

Five red-flag mistakes that smart managers know to look for in interviews

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are some of the biggest red flags in an interviewee?</i> <i>Answer by Sarah Smith, VP of Recruiting and HR at Quora.</i><p>I’ve had the fortune to interview hundreds of people (maybe over a thousand by now) in private education and technology and have found the …

LearnUp, A Startup Closing The Skills Gap For Entry-Level Job Seekers, Raises $8M From NEA, Shasta

In the time leading up to starting her next company, LearnUp co-founder Alexis Ringwald spent six months at unemployment centers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area trying to learn exactly what was holding job seekers back amid the recession.<p>One of the things she saw was a mismatch between the …

How to Download the Stack Overflow Database via BitTorrent

Time to make SQL Server demos a little more fun. Now you can download a torrent of the SQL Server database version of the Stack Overflow data …

The cofounder of WhatsApp explained why his $19 billion app was built using obscure software development tools

In the interview with Wired's Cade Metz, Acton explained why he and the 50-strong WhatsApp engineering team have been using two relatively unknown software development tools to build the world's most popular messaging platform.<p>WhatsApp, which has billions of messages sent over its platform every …

23 Science-Backed Ways to Feel Happier

<b>By Alexandra Duron</b><p><i>If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands!</i> Even as children, we’re taught to recognize and celebrate feelings of …

How to Stop Other People's Emotions from Bringing You Down

Empathy is a terrific skill to have, but too much of it can leave you overwhelmed by others’ negative emotions. Here’s how to stop absorbing what …

Emotions

When cities rise from the depths

“There are hundreds of submerged cities around the world. We are only just beginning to discover what they have to tell us about the prehistoric human past.”

Scientists say this ridiculously simple strategy can help you learn anything

In other words, instead of reading and rereading a list of vocabulary words, you should read it once and then test yourself repeatedly.<p>The same strategy works for pretty much anything you're hoping to commit to memory, and there's a growing body of research behind it. Psychologists call this …

The Jon Stewart school of comedy

<b>Satirist Jon Stewart has announced his retirement from The Daily Show. The BBC's Franz Strasser looks at how cast members used the show as a launching pad (or red carpet) to a stellar career.</b><p>Stewart nurtured over 40 comedians as so-called correspondents and contributors during his time at the helm …

What a classroom engaged in real learning looks like

Aleta Margolis is the founder and executive director of the Center for Inspired Teaching, a D.C.-based nonprofit organization that works with teachers, principals, and entire school faculties to foster the best teaching practices. In a recent post wrote a post titled “Letting kids move in class …