Eric Severiano

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The crazy-making in Christianity: Religion’s cycle of self-doubt and self-punishment

<b>Pat Robertson (AP/Gene J. Puskar)</b><p>Christians like to talk about the benefits of faith. But what if the exact opposite is true?<p>Marlene Winell • Valerie Tarico<p>November 27, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Christianity Is Not Great: How Faith Fails”<p><i>I am thirty years old and I am struggling to find</i> …

Amazon’s Kindle Scout Crowdsourced Publishing Platform Goes Live

Amazon wants to take some of the mystery out of predicting what books will sell with its new Kindle Scout publishing program, which lets readers vote on their favourite excerpts from unreleased books to determine what does (and what doesn’t) get published. Welcome to the court to common opinion, …

Rotten to the Core: How an Apple mega-deal cost Los Angeles classrooms $1 billion

<b>(monkeybusinessimages via iStock)</b><p>Bad business and worse ethics? A scandal is brewing in L.A. over a sketchy intiative to give every student an iPad<p>Kathleen Sharp<p>September 28, 2014 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Technology companies may soon be getting muddied from a long-running scandal at the Los Angeles Unified …

Aussie Personal Finance Startup Pocketbook Hits 100,000 Users

Most people usually neglect keeping track of their personal finances. With multiple bank and credit card accounts, bank fees get all too much for us to handle. To put us back in control of our money, Aussie FinTech startup, Pocketbook has come to the rescue with an intuitive mobile app.<p>By solving a …

And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 Is…Alfred!

After three days and incredible pitches from our 26 Battlefield companies (plus two Audience Choice winners), it’s now time to name the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 Battlefield champion. This year’s finalists included Alfred, Partpic, PatternEQ, Shipstr, Stack And Vinli – all amazing startups. But …

Chromebooks can now run some Android apps for the first time, including Evernote and Vine

We knew that Google planned to add support for running Android apps on Chromebooks since the company announced it back at Google I/O in June, but today we’ve had confirmation that the first Android apps to run on Chrome OS are now available to download.<p>Although jut a few months back the project was …

Movli: An all Singing, Dancing Platform for Movie Lovers

Even though it’s had $1.5 million in the coffers via a seed investment several years ago, Movli has remained an ‘under the radar’ startup for most people since its inception in 2011.<p>The Tel Aviv-based startup has recently launched its Web-based portal for film-lovers, as it looks to “transform the …

8 Ways To Become A Best-Selling Author With Your First Book

I admit it. There are no guarantees—especially with books.<p>But while I can’t guarantee this will work for you, I can say it worked for me and I’ll do …

A Startup Named 'Rabbit' Thinks That It Solved A Major Problem With Video-Chatting

The app is aimed at creating a completely new video-chatting experience that mimics the real-life experience of walking into a friend's dorm room or hanging out at a party. What that translates to is the ability to video-chat with 10 friends at once, while sharing videos, games, documents, and …

Apps

27 of the Best Chrome Extensions You Should Check out Today

We love the Web. Seriously, we do. But sometimes, achieving what you want is a little harder and takes a little longer than you’d really want. It’s for that reason that we’ve put together a list of 27 of the best Chrome extensions you can find around.<p>We’ve broken them down into groups of a few per …

Meet Sher.ly, the ambitious 'cloud' startup that plans to destroy sync

With two cofounders, three developers, and less than $1 million in seed funding, Sher.ly intends to bypass one of the most frustrating, ubiquitous parts of cloud storage: syncing.<p>To accomplish that goal, Sher.ly has abandoned the cloud altogether.<p>It sounds backwards for a “cloud” startup, but …

A better deal for authors from a digital publisher? Yes, actually

At digital publisher 0s & 1s, 80% of profit goes straight to the writer – much more than traditional print or Amazon<p>It's a common misconception about digital books that they should cost much, much less than their paper equivalents. This chunky block of dead tree must, by virtue of weight alone, …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

How to Get All World Cup Matches in Your Google Calendar

The FIFA World Cup is only days away and, if you’re just as excited as we are, you’ll want to know when all of the matches kick-off.<p>So here’s a super-quick guide for adding all of the legendary tournament’s fixtures to your Google Calendar account:<p>1) Open up the web version and hit the arrow icon …

John Oliver's Net Neutrality Rant Crashes FCC Servers

Former <i>Daily Show</i> funnyman John Oliver’s recent 13-minute net neutrality rant ended with a plea to Internet commenters the world over to “once in your …

Editing Services Startup WritePath Nabs $525,000 In Seed Funding

WritePath, an editing company that serves college applicants, technical writers, and academic researchers, has raised $525,000 in seed funding led by B Dash Ventures. The Singapore-based startup will use the capital to set up offices in Japan, Korea, and the U.S. WritePath operates three online …

The 15 Best Blogging Platforms on the Web Today

Want the latest blog recommendations? Read our <b>2015 guide to The 18 best blogging and publishing platforms on the internet today.</b><p><b>Updated June 2014</b><p>Reading the signs a couple of years ago it was easy to assume that the art of blogging was set to die a painful death at the hands of social networks like …

How to master Android Voice Commands, beyond Google Now

When Apple first introduced Siri with the iPhone 4S, it was not the first time the world had seen voice control, but it did mark the first time a major company was releasing it to the world simultaneously on millions of mobile devices as their most prominent feature.<p>Despite its innumerable flaws …

16 Blogging Platforms That Won't Distract From Your Writing

Blogging platforms can often be cluttered and complicated, featuring a multitude of widgets and plugins that we might never use. However new …

How Do You Cross "the Line" and Take Your Novel to the Next Level?

<b>By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy</b><p>There's been a question sitting in my to-answer pile for a while:<p><i>Any tips you have on getting just the right amount of</i> …

Tablo BookMaker Takes The Complexity Out Of EBook Publishing

Getting a book published used to require something called “an agent” who talked to a “publishing house” who, in turn, hired a “printer” to make a “hardback” or “paperback” version of your words. Tablo.io is just another in the long line of startups aimed at relegating those things to the deep, dark …

Webflow Lets You Design Responsive Websites Visually, Publish Instantly When You’re Done

Webflow, a Y Combinator-backed startup offering creative professionals an easier, more visual way to design and host responsive websites, is launching out of its closed beta, with already some 10,000 users signed up. It’s an idea whose time has come, as more of the world now interacts with the web …

100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …

Exceptional Sci-Fi Short Film - DR. EASY