Nick Copia

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Flexible typography with CSS locks

In early 2012, I shared a formula for “molten leading”, or fluid line spacing. Experienced typographers know that long lines of text need more line …

Web Development

Recipe for Ruth Reichl's delicious grilled cheese.

Even before her days at the helm of <i>Gourmet</i> were over, in 2009 she was endorsing slivers of her grilled cheese as a party appetizer on PBS’s <i>A Moveable</i> …

Kevin Smith Hit A Troll With A Baseball Bat Of Wisdom For Attacking His Daughter Harley Quinn

If you want to criticize Kevin Smith‘s movies, he would invite the scorn, if refuse to learn from it (his last film with a “Fresh” Rotten Tomatoes score: 2008’s <i>Zack and Miri Make a Porno</i>). But if you want to say something cruel about his daughter, Harley Quinn, Smith has a message for you: be …

‘Hooked’ author Nir Eyal on why personal assistant apps are the next big trend

Whenever I feel uncomfortable writing about a topic, that’s when I know I should write about it. So here goes. This article is about how a new way of designing apps changed my life. But to explain the power of this trend, I need to tell you about poop. That’s the uncomfortable part.<p>For the past …

Time I

20 Ways to Use Your Cast Iron Skillet on the Grill

No kitchen is complete without a cast iron skillet, and that's especially true if you also own a grill. You can adapt just about any stovetop cast …

Cooking

Audeze ups the ante, again, with the EL-8 headphones

The original Audeze EL-8 arrived just a year ago, but the latest models are distinctly better.<p>The high-end headphone scene never ceases to amaze me. Competition is fierce, especially at the upper reaches of the high-end, $1,000+ headphones that are still getting better all the time. Not only that, …

Audiophile

Twitter moves away from 140 characters, ditches confusing and restrictive rules

Partially confirming earlier reports, Twitter announced this morning plans that will begin to distance it from its strict adherence to the rule that tweets can only contain 140 characters. The company says that, among other changes designed to welcome new users to its service, it will no longer …

Jack Dorsey

Deep learning will be huge — and here’s who will dominate it

Artificial intelligence* is developing much faster than we thought. Just last month, Google’s DeepMind AI beat Lee Sedol, a legendary Go player, at his own game in a defining moment for the industry. What enabled this win is a relatively new AI technique called deep learning, which is transforming …

Artificial Intelligence

Screenshots offer first look at Google Chrome updated for Material Design

Chrome has looked much the same for years — despite Google's major Material Design push over the past couple of years. It looks like Chrome on desktop will soon get a fresh coat of paint, however, to match its iOS and Android versions.<p>Code included in the latest versions of the browser offers a …

How to Erase Everything You've Said to Google

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The Best Breakfast Recipes You Can Make Right Now

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p><i>Credit: Perry Santanachote/Thrillist</i><p>Now that the holidays are over, it's a perfect time to move into the kitchen -- away from the reality of heading back to work -- to make these beautiful brunch recipes from Perry Santanachote, Thrillist's recipes editor.<p><b>More: The Best Pillsbury</b> …

What You Need to Know About Student Loan Refinancing -- How Your Repayment Terms Affect How Much You Repay

Student loan borrowers typically refinance their student loans to save money over the lifetime of their loan, often refinancing at lower interest rates with shorter repayment terms. However, some borrowers find themselves in positions that they would like to keep or extend their repayment term by …

Personal Finance

How the Illuminati Stole the Mind, Soul, and Body of Hip-Hop

The true story of how an 18th-century secret society came to dominate today’s music industry (allegedly).<p>Have you noticed how a lot of musicians have …

Rap & Hip-Hop

20 modern classic movies everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

And if you have some time off around the start of the new year, this might be a good time to binge some modern-day classics.<p>With that in mind, I've come up with 20 essential titles from the past 15 years that you should reexamine or, if you've never seen them, delve into.

Universal Pictures

52 simple ways to motivate yourself

1. Close your eyes, and visualize yourself reaching your goals.<p>2. Try something new today.<p>3. Take a walk in a park, and let nature reset your mind.<p>4. Make a to-do list. You'll feel encouraged as you cross off items.<p>5. Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation could be making you less motivated.<p>6. Drink …

Motivation

Changes to make in your 30s

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviors out of their system — like sleeping until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and spending all their disposable cash on new kicks.<p>But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the …

Self-help

8 High-Protein Breakfasts That Aren’t All about Eggs

Mix up your morning meal with these alternatives<p>Every man needs protein at breakfast. In fact, studies show that consuming roughly 30 grams at your morning meal will optimize muscle growth, and also help keep you full until lunch.<p>But most guys aren’t even coming close to that number. For instance, …

Breakfast

Function Inheritance is Fun and Easy

September 26, 2015<p>Function inheritance is a simple technique for adding extensibility to recursive functions. I’m in the midst of writing a compiler, …

Mastering Your Inbox with the Gmail JavaScript API

In this article, we’re going to build a basic Gmail inbox and message viewing app using the Gmail RESTful API. The purpose of this article is to give …

Pedro Domingos’ Master Algorithm: How machine learning is reshaping how we live.

Computers and the algorithms they run are precise, perfect, meticulously programmed, and austere. That’s the idea, anyway. But there’s a burgeoning, …

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the rest of your life.<p>To give you a head start, we sifted through recent Quora threads on this critical life transition and highlighted the most compelling responses.<p>Here are 10 …

How To Eliminate 90% Of Your Regret And Anxiety By Thinking Like A Roman Emperor

Do you know what Steve Jobs, John D. Rockefeller, Amelia Earhart, and Ulysses S. Grant have in common?<p>They each possessed the talent of turning …

50 incredible freebies for web designers, September 2015

Here we go again with another fresh set of awesome freebies for your delectation. This month you’ll find unique icons, high-resolution mockups and …

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness | Inc.com

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move …

Emotional Intelligence

Designers Should Design, Coders Should Code

Here’s why you need someone who understands code but doesn’t necessarily live in it.<p>This essay is excerpted from the ebook <i>Interaction Design Best Practices: Mastering the Tangibles</i> by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a UX design platform.<p>It’s an old argument: should designers code? …

What’s New in Bootstrap 4?

You're reading What’s New in Bootstrap 4?, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, …

Bootstrapping

25 Of The Best Employee Perks You Need To Have

Thanks to companies in Silicon Valley, employees have high expectations of the perks that your company offers.<p>Besides perks like medical and dental …

Microsoft releases free computer science curriculum for new developers | On MSFT

It may be surprising to some, but many people are only interested in computers as a consumption device rather than a tool; for example preferring to …