Gene

36 Added | 8 Magazines | 58 Likes | 1 Follower | @Gene2q37 | Keep up with Gene on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Gene”

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

8 Ways to Know When Someone Might Be Lying to You

A decade-long psychological study revealed that 60% of people lie during a typical 10-minute conversation. Here’s how to know when they’re doing …

Research Says Doing This 1 Thing for Your Kids Will Make Them More Creative Forever | Inc.com

Whatever you call it--creativity, innovation, or creative problem-solving--being able to test assumptions, see alternatives, and come up with unique solutions to life's challenges is a key to success, and perhaps even happiness.<p>But is creativity something you must be born with, or can it be …

Creativity

7 Vegetarian Soup Recipes So Good Even Staunch Carnivores Will Want Seconds

We've already professed our love of soup on multiple occasions this season (see decadent cauliflower soup recipes and low-carb soup recipes for …

How to Wake Up Feeling Motivated: 8 Tips

Tips for Implementing an Effective Morning Routine<p>We've all been there. The alarm goes off in the morning and we groggily feel around the nightstand …

Time Management

The 25 Greatest Kitchen Hacks Every Cook Should Know

Genius ideas from the <i>Cooking Light</i> brain trust show you how to save time, minimize effort, make do deliciously, and not let anything get in your way …

Slow Cookers

It's Time to Say Goodbye to These Toxic People in Your Life | Inc.com

"Life is full of surprises and so are people. Live a life that is filled with people who will build you up, and say goodbye to those who tear you down."<p>We all want to live happy lives and be surrounded by genuine people--people who care about us in our personal and professional lives. In a …

Self-help

Caring for Indoor Plants in Low-Light Conditions

Let there be (artificial) light<p>Dim apartment dwellers have heard it before (or learned it first-hand): Bad lighting means bad news for many indoor plants. While some houseplants actually thrive in darker settings, it can be frustrating when your lighting situation determines which plants you can …

Responsive UIs in React Native

Recently, I published a premium starter kit for RN named React Native DO. Like many React Native apps on the market today, it was designed to work …

Software Engineering

How to shoot great video with your smartphone

A rundown of the basics<p>We all shoot video with our smartphones, but most of us aren’t trying to make the next great Oscar-winning film. We’re just trying to capture moments that are important to us, or footage that we think will resonate with others.<p>There are a lot of little things you can do to …

Mobile Photography

Seven tips for shooting nature photos with your smartphone camera

Make every day Nature Photography Day!<p><i>National Geographic</i> photographer Jim Richardson is responsible for some of the best photography advice ever given: “If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.” Nature is full of interesting stuff, and, thanks to …

It's World Book Day—here are the favorites of 7 self-made billionaires

There are a lot of benefits to reading. Science shows that the habit can make you smarter, more emotionally intelligent and even increase your odds …

Bill Gates

This Beautiful Trend Has Everything to Do With Doing Nothing

For years, well-intentioned renovators have been painting over wood trim of all kinds. White trim was good, or ever colored trim or even black. But …

Interior Design

How To Slow Down and Embrace Mindfulness At Work

5 Essential Hacks To Slow Down & Embrace Mindfulness At Work<p>Mindfulness has been identified as an increasingly critical skill required to navigate …

The Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" Reveals His Perfect Morning Routine

Have you heard of Stephen Covey? He was an incredibly influential author, publishing the bestselling book <i>7 Habits of Highly Effective People</i> which …

Try This 15-Minute Yoga Flow for Stress Relief

You know the feeling: Your email inbox is overflowing, your to-do list is miles long, and you haven’t managed to hit to the gym in days. Trust us, …

Yoga

You Can Supercharge Your Happiness With This Simple Gratitude Practice, Science Says | Inc.com

Counting your blessings isn't just good advice from mom or a dippy self-help suggestion; consciously practicing gratitude actually physically changes your brain, science shows. By pausing to say thank you, we strengthen the neural pathways of positivity, making it easier to see the good in life. …

Happiness

20 Profound Quotes From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

Ever heard of Hakuin Ekaku? If not, then you’re in for a major treat of wisdom today.<p>Ekaku lived in Japan in the 1700s and is considered one of the …

Node.JS Top 10 Articles in March 2017

<b>For the past month,</b> we’ve ranked nearly 850 Node.JS articles to pick the Top 10 stories (1.2% chance to be included) that can help advance your …

How a Mindful Technique Called "Open Focus" Can Reduce Your Stress and Quieten Your Mind

It’s easy to get distracted in today’s world. There are a million things always going on at once and we’re always struggling to focus on them all …

Building Small Apps with React - Cerebro

<i>Originally posted here.</i><p>React is a fantastic piece of engineering that has allowed developers to implement declarative user interfaces that are easy …

JavaScript

An Unexpected New Lung Function Has Been Found - They Make Blood

Things just got complicated.<p>Researchers have discovered that the lungs play a far more complex role in mammalian bodies than we thought, with new …

Beyond The Browser: From Web Apps To Desktop Apps

I started out as a web developer, and that's now one part of what I do as a full-stack developer, but never had I imagined I'd create things for the …

Apps

Being Lazy Is the Key to Success, According to the Best-Selling Author of 'Moneyball' | Inc.com

Do you think of yourself as lazy? If so, do you think that's a good thing? It just might be the key to success. That's according to Michael Lewis, author of the bestsellers <i>Moneyball</i>, <i>The Big Short</i>, and many more.<p>Lewis was a keynote speaker at the 2017 Insight Summit put on by online survey company …

Moneyball

12 Negative Habits You Should Give Up If You Want to Be Successful | Inc.com

When it comes to "achieving success," the hardest thing for people to wrap their heads around tends to be the idea that small wins add up to big victories. It's a whole lot easier to imagine the end goal, the big celebration, than to think about each tiny step along the way it will take to get …

Time Management

Nokia 150: How the $24 HMD Global phone is taking on flagship smartphones and winning

The Nokia 150 retains all the old-school Nokia phone elements.<p>HMD Global, which now owns rights to the Nokia smartphone brand, sprang a surprise when …

4 Ways to Live a Happier Life, According to Research

Much of being an adult is about controlling your emotions — or even dampening them.<p>But in the end, you want all these adult-y things you do to lead …

Happiness

Google says EU competition charge threatens free Android

Google has attacked an EU crackdown on its Android software, claiming that efforts to impede the mobile operating system could harm Google’s ability to compete with Apple and threaten its ability to give Android away for free.<p>The internet giant rejected charges that it exploits Android’s dominance …

Dog Training And Problem Solving: What Is Positive vs. Negative Reinforcement And (Most Importantly) What Works?!

( photograph taken by Cindy Forest)<p>Occasionally I still confuse the terminology surrounding my profession. This is not a good admission: I'm not proud.<p>The truth? I know my facts. In my most recent book, Modern Dog Parenting, St. Martins Press, I have a long and detailed terminology chart with …

Pets

Achieving 20ms server response time with Server Side Rendering and caching

We all love ReactJs for it’s rendering performance, modularity and the freedom it gives to choose your stack. But there is one thing that makes it …