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How GitHub Employees Use GitHub For Projects Beyond Coding

Hubbers found that their online tool, designed for managing large software projects, works for any collaborative process.<p>You may not know about GitHub if you’re not a programmer. To those in the software business, GitHub or rival products like Atlassian Jira, are essential for dividing up coding …

6 display settings you should be using in Windows 10

In addition to introducing a number of fresh features, hidden gems and new and useful privacy settings, Windows 10 April 2018 Update now offers to fix blurry apps for you, an annoying problem you can run into when you pair a classic Windows app with a high-resolution display. I'll cover this new …

Windows 10

Want to Start a Real Company Without Any Startup Costs? This Story Shows a Great Example | Inc.com

New York City is amazing, but it comes with challenges. For one thing, there are 20 million people living in the metro area, and it often seems we all want to do the same things at the same time--the same events, the same exhibits, the same stores.<p>One New Yorker's gripe is another's potential gold …

Apple Store

Jeff Merkley isn't on the 2020 radar -- and that might be part of the plan

<b>Portland, Oregon (CNN) —</b> He sat in a German brewpub in Southeast Portland for more than an hour without being recognized.<p>Wearing Levi's, boots, and a light-blue dress shirt, he ate a Reuben sandwich and chatted up the waitress. While looking at the menu, he quipped that it was "criminal" to use …

This Wall Street veteran has raised $107 million to build the 'app store' of financial services

The company was founded in 2014 by Wall Street veteran David Rutter to try and bring the technology behind bitcoin — blockchain, a.k.a. distributed ledger technology — to high finance.<p>It initially formed a consortium of the world's leading banks and 40 of them, including Bank of America Merrill …

Tor Browser 7.0 works harder to protect your anonymity on its own

The latest update for privacy-minded folks' favorite way to surf the web should make others' attempts at tracking what they do even more difficult. The Tor browser's 7. 0 version introduces a sandbox feature that, according to an interview on the Tor blog, should "make life a lot harder" for people …

Preet Bharara hits back at Paul Ryan's 'silly' excuse for Trump's missteps

Preet Bharara, the former US attorney for the Southern District of New York, called House Speaker Paul Ryan's defense of President Donald Trump on Thursday "silly," and he offered a counterpoint to Ryan's argument.<p>During former FBI Director James Comey's hearing before the Senate Intelligence …

Data Says You Should Start a Business in Healthcare. Here's Why | Inc.com

Healthcare is the next big thing in startups.<p>It's not just about insurance. Once the domain of big pharma and multinational conglomerates, healthcare is now a $3 trillion industry including innovative biotech startups, preventative care, and wellness apps. Sole proprietors and independents (like …

Health Care

Want to Be Happier and Less Stressed? Here Are 6 Strategies to Taking on Any Challenge | Inc.com

No matter who you are or what you've accomplished, life is full of experiences that can pull you underwater so deeply that it feels as if you will never re-surface.<p>Zen priest and Harvard educator Robert Waldinger leads The Harvard Study of Adult Development, which has tracked 724 men for 75 years …

Happiness

Raspberry Pi's tiny but beefy rival: UP Core can run full Windows 10

The Intel x86 UP Core is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.<p>UP has launched a crowd-funding campaign for its new developer board, the …

Why A Surgeon Taught A Non-Doctor To Do Brain Surgery

Dr. Dilantha Ellegala, a brain surgeon, trained someone who isn't a doctor to do brain surgery.<p>That is the story featured in the new book <i>A Surgeon in the Village</i> by journalist Tony Bartelme.<p>This unlikely turn of events had its origins in 2006, when Ellegala was volunteering for a short stint at …

Medicine

An Open Letter to Rev. Franklin Graham from a “Small Church” Pastor

Dear Frank<p>Can I call you Frank? This is just pastor to pastor. Feel free to call me Peter. Anyway, I have to say I was flattered when I learned that …

Faith

The Secret Weapon Democrats Don’t Know How to Use

Cheri Bustos of Illinois has lessons about how to win in Trump territory. Are Democratic leaders listening?<p>No Democrat in the House of Representatives did what Cheri Bustos did last November. She wasn’t the sole member of her party to win in a congressional district Donald Trump also took—there …

School lunch shaming: Inside America's hidden debt crisis

Matt Antignolo has worked in public school cafeterias for 24 years.<p>He's learned two key truths: Just about every kid loves pizza, and an alarming number of American youngsters still can't afford a $2.35 lunch, despite the dramatic expansion of free and reduced lunch programs.<p>When a student doesn't …

How to get to sleep: eight surprising tricks and tips

Despite sleep being everywhere we all do it and we all talk about the amount of hours we caught last night - none of us seem to get enough of the stuff for ourselves.<p>Adults are recommended to sleep for seven to eight hours every night, and yet almost half of us average under six hours, according to …

Trump’s biggest donor wages war against the IRS: Billionaire Robert Mercer’s fighting nearly $7 billion in back taxes

The IRS says Mercer’s Renaissance Technologies owes billions in taxes, so he wants the agency’s commissioner fired<p>Money in politics is as old as politics itself. While some Democratic partisans like to imagine this doesn't happen on the left, the philanthropy and campaign donations of large liberal …

Up To 60 Robbers Storm BART Train In Flash Mob Hold-Up

They took travelers' valuables and were gone in 30 seconds.<p>Investigators are combing through surveillance footage of a mob robbery on a BART train in Oakland, California, which involved up to 60 suspects.<p>Dozens of teenagers jumped fare gates and stormed the commuter train on Saturday night, …

How much do we know about Blackwater founder Erik Prince — and his secretive role in shaping Trump’s foreign policy?

Founder of a disgraced mercenary outfit that committed war crimes in Iraq, Erik Prince is way too close to Trump<p>Back in January Jeremy Scahill, the journalist who literally wrote the book on Blackwater, the notorious mercenary outfit, reported for the Intercept that Erik Prince, the company's …

A bipartisan climate change plan? One legendary climate scientist likes this GOP proposal to combat global warming

James Hansen, the “father of climate change awareness,” supports a carbon fee-and-dividend strategy<p>President Donald Trump issued a major executive order last week that, if successful, could undercut the nation’s fight against global warming. In particular, the order kicks off an attempt to …

Up to several hundred gay men are feared to have been rounded up and some killed in ultra-conservative Russian republic<p>At least once a day, Adam’s captors attached metal clamps to his fingers and toes. One of the men then cranked a handle on a machine to which the clamps were linked with wires, and …

LGBTQI

Biographies of ‘homegrown’ European terrorists show they are violent nihilists who adopt Islam, rather than religious fundamentalists who turn to violence<p>There is something new about the jihadi terrorist violence of the past two decades. Both terrorism and jihad have existed for many years, and …

Terrorism

The U.S. Intervened in Syria in 1949. Here's What Happened

As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday in …

Sebastian Gorka once publicly supported a violent anti-Semitic militia

Trump’s counter-terrorism adviser is looking more and more Nazi-ish<p>President Donald Trump's chief counter-terrorism adviser, Sebastian Gorka, has been the subject of months of stories discussing his ties to Hungarian far right groups. Now a video has emerged from 2007 in which Gorka openly …

Congress will let internet providers sell your data—so rebels devised a way to fool corporations

Last week, the US Congress voted to overturn rules that would have prevented Internet service providers from selling customers’ data without permission. Though the rules had not yet gone into effect, the vote drew considerable attention to the question of how people can better protect their online …

Russian newspaper says it has evidence that at least three men have been killed in ‘prophylactic sweep’ in Chechnya<p>Authorities in the Russian republic of Chechnya have launched an anti-gay campaign that has led to authorities rounding up dozens of men suspected of being homosexual, according to the …

LGBTQI

Trump administration cuts funds for “critical” NASA missions

Four important climate-related NASA satellite missions were proposed for termination — including one in orbit now<p>In his most recent weekly address, President Trump praised NASA’s “mission of exploration and discovery” and its ability to allow mankind to “look to the heavens with wonder and …

UN experts raise alert over 'alarming' US state bills

Nineteen US states have introduced bills that would curb freedom of expression and the right to protest since Donald Trump's election as president, an "alarming and undemocratic" trend, UN human rights investigators say.<p>Maina Kiai and David Kaye, independent UN experts on freedom of peaceful …

Trump nixes Obama order preventing federal workers from being fired because they’re LGBT

With a stroke of his pen Trump has knocked the teeth out of federal compliance regulations protecting LGBT workers<p>President Trump has repealed an executive order that advocates believe will provide loophole for employers to discriminate against LGBT people.<p>As part of his stated goal to strike down …

What Russia's Latest Protests Mean for Putin

After the largest demonstrations in years erupted across the country on Sunday, the Kremlin is fighting back.<p>MOSCOW— It’s not a rare sight in this city to see tens of thousands of people pour into the streets to express their opposition to the government that makes its home here. Moscow was the …

Russia

How Hitler Seized Power and Shocked His Opposition

Elected chancellor of Germany in 1932, Hitler was held in contempt by his opponents, who thought he would be easy to control. They were wrong.<p>Adolf …