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18 Essential Classics to Read Before You Die

Various<p>If one-stop shopping for the classics appeals to you, look no further than this box set. It features eighty books celebrating a wide range of classic literature from drama to poetry, and fiction to history, and includes works from Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, Joseph Conrad and many …

Silicon Valley founders who grew up poor can’t shake “mindset inequality”

I grew up in poverty–as did my startup co-founder David Tran. So when the talk in Silicon Valley turned to income inequality recently, our ears perked up. For a moment, our two worlds were colliding.<p>“Closely related to poverty is lack of social mobility,” Paul Graham, who co-founded the startup …

African Politics

5 things applicants can do to increase their chances of getting the job

It can't read body language or make eye contact. At the end of the day, relationships still trump technology.<p>At Epsilon, a global multi-channel marketing company, hiring for attitude is a big deal. The company has found that a "high touch" approach leads to good hiring decisions.<p>It's an approach …

F.lux creators call Apple out for releasing Night Shift

When Apple debuted the beta version of iOS 9.3 this week, it showed off a new feature called Night Shift, which reduces the blue light being emitted from your phone at night.<p>It works by analyzing your clock and geolocation to see if you’re in bed and should help you sleep better, given that the …

I've been traveling the world for 5 years, and I'm starting to wonder if freedom is a myth

Sometimes I wonder if everything that I do, everything that we do, is worth all the trouble. I'm tired of trying so hard, I'm tired of being what I want to be, I'm tired of all the failures, all the problems, all the conflict and the confrontations. This isn't supposed to be what it was like.<p>When I …