Matthew Shoemake

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Israel is not my birthright

I was raised to think the country was ours by divine right. But this horror has challenged even my deepest beliefs<p>I’m writing this in my new baby niece’s room. I am here in Florida visiting my family because of this niece, this tiny pudgy innocent baby. We are Jewish, and it’s time for my niece to …

iOS App Solves the Problem of ‘Overswiping’ When You Hand a Friend your Phone to Look at Photos

Admittedly, it’s a VERY first world problem, but a problem it is nonetheless: you hand your friend your phone to look at certain photos you took, and …

Sexy Self-Portraits of a Middle-Aged Woman Explore the Imperfections and Insecurities of Real Life

Andi Schreiber, a Westchester, New York, photographer of middle age, lives in a world of bright, clean color, spotless mirrors, and men’s suits …

Long-Term Unemployment Shrinking For Good Reasons: Fed Economists

WASHINGTON -- An improving job market is shrinking the ranks of the long-term jobless, economists for the Federal Reserve said in a Monday blog post.<p>Slightly more than 3 million Americans had been out of work six months or longer as of June, according to the Labor Department, down from 4.3 million …

11 mischievously clever, super-effective anti-piracy measures

As software and digital media become more prevalent, piracy does as well. The abilities of pirates seem to grow faster than the safety measures that …

Game Development

10 Ways Travel Changed My Life Forever

I bought a one-way ticket to Iceland on a weekday afternoon hiding behind my computer screen, and a few weeks later I found myself with no job, moved out of my apartment and almost all of my things sold. One amazing month-long backpacking trip later, I'm back in the states surfing couches, …

Inspiration

The Architects of On-Screen Style: Mischa Barton as The O.C.'s Marissa Cooper

<i>On-screen fashion has become as paramount to a film or a TV show's aesthetic as its location. Manhattan's bustling cityscape may have been the fifth girlfriend in Carrie Bradshaw's 'Sex and the City' quartet, but her enviable, informed, and idiosyncratic wardrobe was the (oversize) rose pinned to</i> …

New Names For Smash Bros. Fighters, Supposedly From Six-Year-Old Girl

That's not Samus Aran in her Zero Suit, guys. That's Fighting Girl.<p>Tumblr user The SoupyOne says that he asked a younger sibling the names of the …

Retrogaming