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Roughly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism

Exceptional nonfiction stories from 2014 that are still worth encountering today<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I send out once or twice a week. This is my annual attempt to bring some of those …

Journalism

23 Signs You're Secretly An Introvert

You might be a "quiet type" after all.<p>Think you can spot an introvert in a crowd? Think again. Although the stereotypical introvert may be the one at the party who’s hanging out alone by the food table fiddling with an iPhone, the “social butterfly” can just as easily have an introverted …

Don’t diss my ‘first-world’ problems. It's just rude

So there I was, at a party for my twentysomething daughter’s friends, and I fell into conversation with a chap called Ned. Ned is 26, works in the …

Chicken and Sausage with Bowties | Pasta Recipe | AllRecipes

Google Chrome password access bug discovered

A security flaw has been uncovered in Google’s Chrome web browser that can give anyone unfettered access to users' stored logins, and there are …

Information Security

5 Website Startups That Can Find You A Second Job

In 2010, Snagajob estimated that over a quarter of Americans were searching for a second job. Three years later, if you aren’t, maybe you should be. A number of startups are working to bridge the gap between employer and employee, making the search for flexible jobs and hourly employment a lot less …

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8 Tips For Dealing With Difficult People

Like the old <i>Saturday Night Live</i> character, Debbie Downer, some people are only happy when they’re unhappy and bringing down everyone else around them too.<p>Here are eight tips for dealing with difficult people at work.<p>1. Don’t get dragged down—The old saying is “Misery loves company.” The most …

Getting The Most Out Of Your HDTV

Whether you bought a new TV last week, last month, or last year, chances are it can look better than it does. All it takes is a few simple tweaks, a menu setting adjustment or two, and unleash its full potential.<p>OK, “unleash its full potential” is a little over the top, but seriously, it’s easy and …

38 Vintage Conversation Rules | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The excerpt below comes from a book published in 1875:</i> A Gentleman’s Guide to Etiquette <i>by Cecil B. Hartley. Hartley’s rules may be</i> …

Before Trayvon Martin Was a Symbol, He Was a Teenager

Lost in all the horrible politics surrounding his death is the story of a boy. Before he became yet another flash point in America's painful and never-ending racial drama, Trayvon Martin was just a normal teenager. Here, at last, is the story of what was lost on that February night.<p><b>February 5, …

Trayvon Martin

Smartphone use may make you wussy, says Harvard study

Harvard study shows that the size of a device, and your body posture using it, influences your behavior and demeanor.<p>Your reputation as a tough, hard-nosed business go-getter may take a hit if you spend a lot of time using your little smartphone. A study conducted by researchers at Harvard Business …

The secret life of Jason Statham

I've bought Jason Statham a present. It's an unofficial 2013 Jason Statham calendar. It's hideous: cheaply made and impossible to annotate, with each …

The best films of 2013 (so far)

Earlier this week we asked readers to vote for the film they thought had been the best of the year so far. Here are the results – a fairly eclectic …

Django Unchained

James Gandolfini, killing them softly

The 12-million viewers who tuned into the final episode of "The Sopranos" in 2007 thought there was a good chance Tony Soprano would get whacked. There was an irrefutable logic to such a denouement: the mob boss had cheated death so many times; the HBO show was done; its brilliant creator, David …

Movie Review - Now You See Me (2013)

<b>Now You See Me,</b> 2013.<p>Directed by Louis Leterrier.<br>Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Mélanie Laurent, …

Hollywood's latest craze: the over-40 female actor

In 1962, a 21-year-old named Nora Ephron interviewed for a job at Newsweek. She said she wanted to be a writer. She was quickly assured that women …

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World’s largest study on gay parents finds the kids are more than all right

According to the report, the children of gay parents are doing equally well or better than the national average<p>According to preliminary findings from the world's largest study on the issue, the children of gay parents are doing equally well or better than the children of straight parents on a …

Movie Review - After Earth (2013)

<b>After Earth</b>, 2013.<p>Directed by M. Night Shyamalan<br>Starring Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Isabelle Fuhrmann, Sophie Okonedo, Zoe Kravitz, David Denman, and …

My 'One Week Later' Review Of The Samsung Galaxy S4

Last week I started to review the Samsung Galaxy S4. Rather than take notes and build up a view of the device in a few weeks time, I’m going to review my usage of the device as I go along. Rather than a formal review process, I’ll simply look back on how the latest Android device is working out …

How Samsung Got Big

The cellphones were stacked up high in the Gumi factory yard and more were coming out every minute. Phones, TVs, fax machines, and other gear shattered as it hit the concrete and Samsung CEO Kun-hee Lee and his board cracked the screens and cases with heavy hammers. Then they lit a bonfire and …

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