Marilyn Florek

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War, Peace, And Technology: A History Of The 20th Century Through Color Trends

Katie Greenwood’s latest book, an RGB overview of color in the 20th century, proves palettes, like fashion, come in cycles.<p>Pantone’s annual Color of the Year stunt may be silly, but it does prove that our taste in color changes almost as quickly as our taste in fashion. And like fashion, color …

57 Ways to Lose Weight Forever, According to Science

The ultimate list of research-backed weight loss tips that will keep the pounds off for good.

History of Web Design Technologies

Web design technologies have evolved over time giving web developers the opportunity to come up with new generations of immersive and useful web …

The naked truth about women in science

We must encourage our daughters to study traditional 'male' STEM subjects, says economist (and life model) Victoria Bateman<p>Feminists like me are under attack, and it’s not men who are the perpetrators, but women. One Saturday morning a few weeks ago I was sipping my Earl Grey and flicking through …

Here’s how refugees are selected, vetted, and settled in the United States

There are over 60 million displaced people around the world right now, including four million Syrians who have fled conflict and violence in their home country. The world is witnessing the largest refugee crisis since World War II.<p>For many of these refugees, finding safety and opportunity to …

5 Smart Tactics That Help Women Leaders Succeed

Only 5 percent of top company CEOs are women. Here's how more of us could reach those heights.<p>Like it or not, the American workplace is still far from free of gender bias. But there are things women who want to climb the corporate ladder can do to improve their odds of getting to the top.<p>After …

Exclusive JavaScript eBook Bundle - Includes 7 free eBooks, valued at over $170

This Exclusive JavaScript eBook Bundle Includes seven free eBooks, with a total value of over $170! Download your free bundle today!<p>What's it …

Volvo's new driverless concept car has modes for 'drive,' 'create,' and 'relax'

Self-driving cars will change how we travel in a lot of ways, but one of the biggest shifts will likely be how much more free time we will have while getting from point A to point B.<p>Volvo knows this and wants to give its customers an enhanced experience while being chauffeured around in their …

The Best Android Smartwatch You Can Buy Today

We already went over the best Android phones you can buy today, so why not share that same love with the smartwatches, too? This year has seen a ton …

Must-Know Techniques for HTML5 Responsive Design

Learn the secrets of building HTML5 apps for any and all screen sizes. Discover this handy, introductory guide to the DNA of responsive web design.

Should driverless cars kill their own passengers to save a pedestrian?

Imagine you’re in a self-driving car, heading towards a collision with a group of pedestrians. The only other option is to drive off a cliff. What should the car do?<p>Philosophers have been debating a similar moral conundrum for years, but the discussion has a new practical application with the …

Why Does the (White) Lower Middle Class Vote Republican?

During the 2008 Presidential election, 51% of white voters who earned less than $50,000<p>a year voted for John McCain. The Pew Research Center reported that, during the 2012 election, the GOP held a 54 percent to 37 per cent advantage over Democrats among whites without a college degree -- which …

Income Inequality

Study suggests self-driving cars crash more, but it doesn’t mean much

Logic (and data) suggests that well-developed self-driving cars are safer than manually driven ones, considering that humans are prone to mistakes and poor decision-making. But a study published this week by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute suggests the exact opposite, …

Women Refugees Are Being Attacked And No One Seems To Care

HEIDELBERG, Germany; BELGRADE, Serbia; and TOVARNIK, Croatia — Layan’s thick, black hair is a waterfall. It zigzags down her back in frizzy waves. In normal life, in the better days back in Damascus, it was all smoothed out, closer to curls, but things haven’t been normal for a while, and right …

Human Rights

Men 'feel threatened by intelligent women'

Despite claiming to find intelligent women attractive, men choose not to date someone who is smarter than themselves, according to new research<p>The next time a man tells you that he's attracted to intelligent women, you might want to ask him whether he's ever actually dated one.<p>No, that's not a …

An algorithm can predict human behavior better than humans

You might presume, or at least hope, that humans are better at understanding fellow humans than machines are. But a new MIT study suggests an algorithm can predict someone’s behavior faster and more reliably than humans can.<p>Max Kanter, a master’s student in computer science at MIT, and his advisor, …

Scientists find DNA differences between gay men and their straight twin brothers

For men, new research suggests that clues to sexual orientation may lie not just in the genes, but in the spaces between the DNA, where molecular marks instruct genes when to turn on and off and how strongly to express themselves.<p>On Thursday, UCLA molecular biologist Tuck C. Ngun reported that in …

California Governor Signs Law Targeting Gender Wage Gap

U.S. news<p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Female workers in California will get new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps under legislation signed into law Tuesday that supporters say offers the strongest equal-pay protection in the nation.<p>Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed the measure while surrounded by …

Employment

Noteslate SHIRO is the tablet for folks who prefer putting pencil to paper

Smooth glass touchscreens and full-color display too modern and flashy for your taste? Prefer the satisfying feel of pencil on paper? The Noteslate …

This is what it's like to watch Netflix in virtual reality

Oculus launched the official Netflix app for Gear VR today, and it's prominently featured on the virtual app store. I grabbed my Gear VR and spent around 15 minutes exploring the application, curious about what it's like to stream video from within virtual reality.<p>What's fascinating about the …

Nginx Announces nginScript, a JavaScript-based Configuration Language

Nginx has announced nginScript, a custom JavaScript implementation used to enable dynamic configuration and delivery within the web server. At this …

Understanding JavaScript Constructors

<i>The following is a guest post by Faraz Kelhini. Some of this stuff is out of my comfort zone, so I asked Kyle Simpson to tech check it for me. Kyle's</i> …

12 Rules for Professional JavaScript in 2016

<b>Disclaimer:</b> I speak in absolutes below for brevity. Yes, nearly every “rule” in programming has exceptions.<p>JavaScript is hard. It moves so fast that …

Data Structures With JavaScript: Tree

Trees are one of the most commonly used data structures in web development. This statement holds true for both developers and users. Every web …

Learn it Faster: The Entire Python Language in a Single Image

<i>Short Bytes: What if you had to study one single page to get the complete idea of a programming language? In this article, I’m sharing an infographic</i> …

Why Emily Blunt's 'Sicario' role was almost rewritten for a man and how the FBI helped her get tough

At one point, potential backers of the movie "Sicario" encouraged its screenwriter to rewrite the lead character as a man in order to attract a big-name male star.<p>But Taylor Sheridan didn't find that to be a compelling enough reason to shift his story's focus.<p>Instead, the character, a devoted FBI …

New-Age C++ Boosts Open Source NoSQL Cassandra Speed 10x

Among the news coming out of this week's Cassandra Summit was ScyllaDB, a rewrite of the NoSQL database that claims 10x more data processing speed …

Unity 8 Greeter Shows Ubuntu Convergence In Action

Unity 8 is Ubuntu’s next-gen …everything<b>A new video shows off yet more progress on getting Unity 8 ship-shape for desktop usage.</b> This time it’s the …