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I became a best-selling author on Amazon in five minutes with three dollars

• Amazon has over 500 categories for books, down to things as specific as transpersonal movements and freemasonry studies (as you’ll see below).<br>• When you publish on Amazon, Amazon allows YOU to choose the category your book tracks in.<br>• You can set the price of your book, down to $0.99.

Freemasonry

What is UX Writing?

There’s a new job in town. Well, maybe not “new,” but certainly popping up with increasing frequency. Google’s looking. Amazon’s looking. Dropbox, …

UX Design

Single-sex schools are on the rise for kids of color

<b>(iStockphoto)</b><p>Gender-segregated education is making a comeback, especially in urban charter schools<p>Lise Eliot<p>January 8, 2017 10:58am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>Gender-segregated education is making a comeback. Single-sex classrooms, long discouraged under Title …

Education

Pay What You Want Learn to Code 2017 Bundle

We have a great deal on the Pay What You Want Learn to Code 2017 Bundle in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store today.<p>You choose exactly how much you want …

Programming

What truth? George Orwell, Aldous Huxley and the Trumpified political reality of 2016

<b>Aldous Huxley; George Orwell; Donald Trump (AP/John Locher)</b><p>Taken together, the two great dystopian novelists of the mid-20th century might have dreamed up Donald Trump<p>Conor Lynch<p>December 24, 2016 11:00am (UTC)<p>In a diary he kept in 1942, the novelist and essayist George Orwell recorded the disgust …

Literature

The Biggest UX Challenges Of 2017

UX is no longer just about user experience. It’s about social justice.<p>2016 raised the stakes, didn’t it? Just a year ago, it seemed like a big deal that iOS is always bugging us about our iCloud storage. Now, designers are asking themselves questions like, “wait, did my UI just give rise to a …

The Year Dark Patterns Won

It’s not just a UX term. It’s a metaphor for the web, culture, and politics in 2016.<p>The definition of a dark pattern is simple: “a user interface that has been carefully crafted to trick users into doing things, such as buying insurance with their purchase or signing up for recurring bills.” As …

100 Clever Ideas to Earn Extra Money and Boost Your Income

This post may contain affiliate links. Policy Page<p>A big reason why Ben and I started this blog was to help people learn all about the different ways …

Personal Finance

This incredible webseries about history's most badass women just finished it's first season, and you must binge all of it!

Call us history nerds, but we love learning about the amazingly talented women who played a role in building modern society. So when we discovered …

Meet Hyper.is – the terminal written in HTML, JS and CSS

Run Bash on Windows and perform other feats of command line magicZeit, a San Francisco-based software startup, has released the 1.0 version of Hyper, …

The best free software for writers

Writing is a terrible job, and if you’re considering it a viable career path, you’re making a huge mistake. Just kidding. Writing is the best! Unlike …

17 Badass Women You Probably Didn’t Hear About In 2016

Badass women alert.<p>The unidentified girl took part in a protest to mark the anniversary of Chile’s 1973 military coup.<p>According to <i>La Tercera,</i> the photo was taken after police began randomly arresting people from a group marching through the city. The photographer, Carlos Vera Mancilla, said the …

This 'bank for the poor' could hold the key to ending poverty and inequality

In 2016, Oxfam estimated that the total wealth of 99 per cent of the global population was barely equivalent to the wealth of the top one per cent - …

How Physics Falls Apart If The EMdrive Works

Imagine a rocket that works without fuel. You pump energy into it and away you go, but there’s no thrust coming out the other side, no exhaust, no waste product and no consumable fuel. It’s the ultimate defiance of Isaac Newton: claiming to have an action without an equal and opposite reaction. And …

10 best new web design tools for November

This month we’ve got a bunch of tools that will help you code more efficiently in various ways, whether that’s by offloading complex calculations to …

Typography

Few women fight wildfires. That’s not because they’re afraid of flames.

WHISKEYTOWN, Calif. — The burn boss scanned the snaking trail of the Swasey Recreation Area through thick black sunglasses.<p>She saw firefighters scurrying on a hill above in a smoky blue haze. They were setting dozens of fires to burn away piles of sticks and shrubs that a lightning strike or …

Newly discovered spider looks just like a dried-up leaf

In the animal kingdom, sometimes the best survival strategy is to pretend to be something you're not — either to ambush unsuspecting prey or to …

Turning back the clock 1 hour takes a serious toll on your mental health

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Daylight saving time should be a permanent, year-round phenomenon. Rather than turning back our clocks this weekend to extend our pre-election suffering by yet another hour, we should simply leave the hour hand where it is and pledge to never fiddle with …

Mental Health

Really? Canadians Make a Video to 'Tell America It's Great' and It Goes Viral

Our neighbors to the north observe this year's campaigns and conclude we need cheering up.<p>Did you ever suffer a crushing humiliation such as being stood up for the prom or missing the play that cost your team the championship--and found yourself being comforted by the kid brother or sister that you …

United States

How to Find Your New Zodiac Sign After NASA's Recalculations

Not that it actually affects your personality or your future.<p>The Babylonians were lazy: When they came up with the zodiac signs, they left one out on …

31 Days Of Hell: Horror Movie "Final Girls" Infographic

This cool infographic takes a look at horror movie final girls through the years.<p>This infographic was created by Halloween Costumes and is titled …

Deadly Opioid Overwhelms First Responders And Crime Labs in Ohio

Jamie Landrum has been a police officer for two years in District 3 on the west side of the Cincinnati. In late August, the city was hit by 174 overdoses in six days. Landrum says officers were scarce.<p>"We were literally going from one heroin overdose, and then being on that one, and hearing someone …

The Thatcher illusion: Are faces special?

Mind gamers: why was a picture of Margaret Thatcher so important for understanding the human visual system?<p>What’s wrong with the picture above? Obviously, the two faces are upside down, but does something seem a little odd about one of them? When you show this to most people, they can tell there’s …

Write stuff: Montblanc's incredible Augmented Paper takes writing into the 21st century

Until very recently, it was certainly not the norm for a luxury brand to dabble in the technology world – but thankfully there has always been a few notable exceptions. Montblanc, for example, is no stranger to the gadget field, as evidenced by last year’s deceptively clever e-strap, which not only …

Guys who are rude to women they sleep with aren’t jerks. They’re sexist

After six years of the security, support, and occasional suffocation that comes with a long-term monogamous relationship, I recently became single for the first time as an adult out of college. I knew dating again would be a strange and possibly emotionally difficult experience after so long with …

'Unwanted' Cat and Senior Dog Found Each Other and Haven't Stopped Cuddling

A kitty and a senior dog were both 'unwanted', but ever since they found each other, they haven't stopped cuddling.<p>Meet Tahlia the kitty and Jemelda …

These far-out animals fascinate and amuse scientists

Iranian fan allowed to hold her sign at volleyball venue

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Iranian sports fan and activist Darya Safai returned to the Olympic volleyball venue Monday repeating her message and hoping the whole world hears: "Let Iranian Women Enter Their Stadiums."<p>After discussions with about a half-dozen venue officials leading up to the Iran men's …

American gymnasts won gold — and we're talking about the women's outfits?

<b>To the editor:</b> Athletic women are athletes first. After reading the front-page column on the U.S. women's gymnastics team ("U.S. women gymnasts are not only giants, they are golden," Aug. 9), where your writer informed us that the athletes are pixies, I eagerly turned to the "Rio 2016" section of …

Gymnastics