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How To Build A Mobile App Startup With No Technical Background

If you're an entrepreneur with an app idea and don't have the knowledge of coding, don't worry. There are options available to get your product off the ground.<p>Not every tech startup founder is a developer. And they don’t necessarily have to be. As an entrepreneur, you’d be doing much more than …

Apps

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

Meet the ‘living dead’: Forensic scientists’ new weapon

The bacteria in and on our bodies can betray some of our deepest secrets – even after we die. Linda Geddes investigates.<p>In the seconds after you breathe your last breath, the living dead take over. Now that your blood no longer flows, oxygen levels within your body plummet and degrading chemical …

Biology

Two Families Surviving the Crossroads of the Syrian Civil War

At the only official border crossing left between Syria and Iraq, refugee families are split and reunited.<p>PESHKHABOUR, Iraq — A brisk stretch of the …

Middle East

How the Apple Watch could reinvent fashion as we know it

On one of the coldest days of the year, a smartly dressed woman, defying the elements, stands at one of the last remaining newsstands in Manhattan …

50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday Marked in Selma

Prayer

Want to work for Apple? Here’s the grueling hiring process

Apple can be an incredibly demanding company to work for, but just getting in the door is nearly impossible.<p>The hiring process for Apple retail is fairly lengthy, but according to UX designer Luis Abreu, landing a job at the mothership in Cupertino is an even longer, more grueling process — which …

Employment

‘Love jihad’ in India and one man’s quest to prevent it

Vijaykant Chauhan believes that, all over India, gangs of Muslims are seducing Hindu women and forcing them to convert to Islam – and he’s made it his mission to stop them. Aman Sethi reports on India’s rising religious tensions<p>Every few days, Vijaykant Chauhan WhatsApps me a photograph of himself. …

Incredible street art tours

Streetwear

THE SHOT: Living the Double Life in Pakistan

By day, 27-year-old Waseem Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of Rawalpindi, Pakistani. But by night, Akram stands before a mirror, shaving away his beard and picking through mascara and rouge to become Rani, a female wedding party dancer.<p>I was …

Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history

In 1878 Van Gogh was a struggling would-be preacher. At his lowest ebb, he began to draw. Alastair Sooke looks back at this pivotal moment in history.<p>In the spring of 1878, Vincent van Gogh turned 25. As he looked back over his short life, the Dutchman found little to celebrate among the meagre …

Art History

Boko Haram is now a mini-Islamic State, with its own territory

Boko Haram controls about 20,000 square miles of territory and is fast becoming a terrorist state razing villages and killing innocent victims<p>After days of razing villages and pitiless massacre, <b>Boko Haram</b> finished the week with its most chilling atrocity.<p>As people bustled through the Saturday …

Mindfulness: the saddest trend of 2015

The growing popularity of mindfulness, a meditative practice with Buddhist roots being offered offices and schools, conceals a dark truth society must confront, argues Emma Barnett<p>How does your mind feel? Slowly revving back up after the festive fug of Christmas?<p>Chances are, in the slew of “New …

Mindfulness

Your Diamond Ring Might Explain the Origin of Life on Earth

A geochemist re-examines the deep carbon cycle<p>In 1958, the Smithsonian Institution received a plain paper package in the mail. The only hint of its contents was the insurance on the brown carton, registered for one million dollars. Nestled inside the box sat the largest known blue diamond in the …

3 Books You Absolutely Must Read Next Year

There is a famous conversation between Eisenhower and the Russian General Zhukov. Ike asked, how did you advance so quickly across those minefields …

RSS to press ahead on conversions in challenge to PM Modi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The head of India’s most powerful Hindu group vowed to press ahead with a campaign to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism, stoking a sensitive debate that has stalled parliament and threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic reform agenda.<p>Mohan Bhagwat of the …

How Facebook makes you a lab rat

The best reads from around the web, including how internet giants are conducting online experiments, how Kitty Litter came to be and what we can learn from losers.<p><b>Pregnancy</b> <br>The babies in the freezer<br>Nabeelah Jaffer | Pacific Standard | 8 December 2014<br>Can you carry a baby without knowing it? It’s …

Marie Curie

The Worst New Words of 2014

Every year, new words take off and old ones die. Some are preposterous. Some actually make sense. We walk through some of the big ones of 2014 with …

Long Exposure Photos of Budapest Trams Lit Up with 30,000 LED Lights | Colossal

<p>Although Christmas still feels like something in the vast future (or past, depending on your point of view) it certainly doesn’t hurt to think about …

18 Magnificent Photos of Japanese Mountains

When you think of Japanese mountains, Mount Fuji is one of the first things that comes to mind. Mt. Fuji is of course the highest mountain in Japan …

Mount Fuji