W Justin Hook

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The Constitution and American Values Should Be Telling Us to Welcome Refugees, Not Turn Them Away

Yesterday, the House, under the guidance of its brand new speaker, passed HR 4038, or The American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act of 2015. Like the PATRIOT Act and other hastily-assembled bills brought on the floor in the wake of major political events, it's deeply flawed, and may in …

Immigration

These 5 Facts Explain America’s Shameful Reaction to Syrian Refugees

Of the 4.2 million Syrians displaced since that country’s civil war began in 2011, America has taken in 2,290—or 0.0005 percent of the total. But to …

North Africa

Inside El Salvador's 'War Without Sense'

A police officer from a special unit patrols the streets of San Salvador, on May 21, 2015.<br>Patrick Tombola—LAIF<p>1 of 11<p>When new recruits join the …

Mexico

The 37 Best Websites to Learn Something New

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and …

Language Learning

100+ Free Data Science Books

Data Science in General<p>An Introduction to Data Science<p>An Introduction to Data Science<p>School of Data Handbook<p>School of Data Handbook<p>Data Jujitsu: The …

Denver: Corvus Coffee Leads The Way In A City-Wide Boom

Denver may just be the next great coffee city in America. It’s a bold claim, but not an unreasonable one. Denver is a young city, and it’s one of the …

Coffee

creative work is still work

Rents are rising and living gets more experienced, so everyone in the creative industries should stop accepting poorer working conditions and lower pay.<p>I was at an after party several years ago chatting to a friend, who, at the time, happened to be a resident DJ at one of London's better known …

Creativity

What does your writing say about you? IBM Watson Personality Insights will tell you.

"The IBM Watson Personality Insights service uses linguistic analytics to extract a spectrum of cognitive and social characteristics from the text …

IBM Watson
Los Angeles

15 Must-Have Apps for Those Who Spend All Day on a Mac

Our list of the best Mac apps already caters to all kinds of users, but today we have a set of apps aimed squarely at those who are glued to their …

Evaluating Wounds via a Smartphone App

The images may not be be Pinterest-worthy, but to surgeon Heather Evans, they’re priceless.<p>The associate professor of surgery at the University of …

MSF Response to START Trial Data Showing All People with HIV Should Be Treated Immediately

<b>Vancouver, July 20, 2015</b>—The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières Borders (MSF) applauded …

Disease

Underwater graveyard full of WWII planes is otherworldly

Underwater Plane Graveyard<p>For 70 years, World War II planes have been resting in peace at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.<p>Although divers have …

5 Small-Space Ideas to Steal From This Cool Caravan

There's style (and some super-smart storage moves) to be found inside.<p>This tiny caravan — the Wohnwagon, designed in Austria — might inspire romantic notions of hitting the open road and never looking back, but we're realists. There's few of us who can pick up and get of Dodge at a moment's …

Storage Ideas

What Happens When Struggling High-Schoolers Take College Classes

Encouraging teens to complete higher-ed credits gives them a better shot at getting a degree.<p>High schools across the country are taking what might seem like a counterintuitive approach to educating some of their most at-risk students.<p>They’re enrolling them in college before they even graduate from …

High School

How to learn what users expect from your design

As information-age artists, designers enjoy their creative freedom. But concepts like "consistency" and "following patterns" don't necessarily …

UX Design
Homeland Security

Say Hello to Cold Brew Tonic, the Fizzy Coffee Drink Keeping Us Cool

What's cooler than being cool? Ice-cold coffee with a whole lot of tonic water suddenly popping up all over the U.S., that's what.<p>What's cooler than being cool? <b>Ice-cold coffee with a whole lot of tonic water</b> suddenly popping up all over the U.S., that's what. <b>Cold brew tonic</b> is composed of espresso …

Coffee

Freshman Year Experience: If You Want the Best Value on Education, Go to These Colleges

It's no secret: The price of college is skyrocketing. And with a debt burden that keeps on rising too — the class of 2014 inherited the most debt of any college graduating class — getting the best return on a degree may be more important than ever.<p>Despite the soaring costs, study after study finds …

College & University

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12 Wireframing Tools Shaping Mobile App Development

Mobile app development isn’t what it used to be even when compared to just a few years ago. The rapid development has perhaps been possible because …

43 free career-advancing courses you can take (and actually finish) this summer

Yes, summer is the perfect time to relax and recharge. But, it's also the perfect time to pick up a few new skills. Put that relaxed brain (and work …

OpenCourseware

12 Must-Eat Breakfast Sandwiches Across America

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Quick! You've just woken up. You regret having a salad for dinner. Maybe you're a little hungover. You're <i>hungry</i>. So what are you craving?<p>If you're like us, it's probably a breakfast sandwich of some sort. An egg …

46 Ways to Use Coffee—in Drinks, Dessert, and Main Dishes

From a coffee-rubbed rib eye to honey-chocolate bark, here are our favorite ways to use coffee in every part of the meal (even salad).<p><b>Coffee! We love the stuff.</b> But instead of drinking cup after cup, we've found 46 great ways to cook with it. From tiramisu to salad (yep, really), here are our …

Coffee

25 Campfire Meals to Keep You Well-Fed in the Great Outdoors

Head to the great outdoors and eat in style with 40 recipes destined for campfire greatness.<p><b>Eating (very) well in the great outdoors</b> isn't hard. Pack up a cooler (or two) with all the fixings for chilaquiles, bacon-wrapped trout, skillet peach crisp, and yes, a proper cocktail—we're going camping.

Cooking

This Tiny Cabin In The Woods Is Actually A Versatile Trailer

Escape Traveler Trailer Cabin<p>Posted in Living<p>The Escape Traveler may look like a gorgeous tiny cabin nestled in the woods, but it’s actually a …

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