Harsh Sharma

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Don’t press send … The new rules for good writing in the 21st century

Entertain, don’t be afraid of a bit of filth, but be cautious with your XXXs – the essential guide to getting your message across while avoiding the pitfalls of communication<p>The person who gets your letter will seldom be the one who wronged you. At least to start with, they have no skin in the game …

Writing

Why startup coders need to know Ruby on Rails

If you're interested in gorgeous open offices, friendly dogs roaming around, and gluten-free, locally-sourced snacks loaded in your company fridge, …

Here's what quantum computing is and why it matters

Researchers for IBM, Google, Intel, and others are in a fantastic scientific arms race to build a commercially viable quantum computer. They already exist in laboratories, and we’re only a few years away from the beginning of what may turn out to be an entire shift in how we think about computing.<p>A …

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

Books

Tips for better digestion - how long does it take?

Digestion is a process where the body breaks down food into smaller particles to absorb them into the bloodstream.<p>Complete digestion of food takes …

This Is How Long You Really Need to Hold a Plank to See Results

Hint: It's not as long as you think<p>The concept of a plank is pretty simple: You hold yourself up in a pushup position for a set period of time to tone your core, glutes, and hamstrings. But while you probably already know how to do a plank, you might be hazy on how long you should actually hold one …

Survey Of Female Sexual Pleasure Reveals What Women Really Want

What do women want? You’re going to have to ask them. That’s the conclusion of the largest study to analyse the diversity of female sexual pleasure, published in the <i>Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy</i>. The researchers aim to break down the ways in which women find pleasure, giving couples insight …

The Map of Computer Science: New Animation Presents a Survey of Computer Science, from Alan Turing to “Augmented Reality”

I’ve never wanted to start a sentence with “I’m old enough to remember…” because, well, who does? But here we are. I remember the enormously …

Vegetarian White Bean Chili Recipe - Health

Step 1<p>Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 8 …

The Freelance Web Developer Bundle | Mashable Shop

<b>Introduction to HTML and CSS</b><p>Dive Into Web Development with An Introduction to Two Foundational Programming Languages<p>Ever wanted to build a website …

9 high-impact books that will make you smarter every day

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. The pursuit of knowledge is easier than it has ever been before.<p>Cultivating the mind is essential for your personal growth. Digging deeper will separate you from the …

Self-improvement

These Are the Top Six Books That Will Make You More Creative

If you read <i>What are the four principles that will lead you to breakthrough creativity?</i> and want more information, look no further.<p>Six of the best …

60 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Curl up with #12 this weekend.<p>When you've had your fill of beach reads, broaden your horizons with a selection from this list of literary masterpieces that range from moving memoirs to hilarious essays. (And okay, okay — we have some "beach" reads in here too.)

How to access free and legal copies of English and American classic literature online

Add up all the textbooks and calculators that students need to buy and September can be rough for American parents and their children. While schools require purchases of the latest textbook editions each year, parents can acquire some books that never go out of date—and cost nearly nothing.<p>Many of …

Literature

277 Data Science Key Terms, Explained

<b>By Matthew Mayo, KDnuggets.</b><p>This post presents a collection of data science related key terms with concise, no-nonsense definitions, organized into 12 …

Machine Learning

Best biceps exercises: The only 10 bicep workouts you need to know

Best biceps exercises: The only 10 bicep workouts you need to know<p>Let’s face it, the real reason you joined the gym was so you could work your guns. …

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

Self-improvement

When athletes share their battles with mental illness

Michael Phelps locked himself in his bedroom for four days three years ago. He’d been arrested a second time for DUI. He was despondent and adrift. He thought about suicide.<p>“I didn’t want to be alive,” he tells USA TODAY Sports. “I didn’t want to see anyone else. I didn’t want to see another …

Mental Health

A Stoic’s Key to Peace of Mind: Seneca on the Antidote to Anxiety

“There are more things … likely to frighten us than there are to crush us; we suffer more often in imagination than in reality.”<p><i>“The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what the good news is and what the bad news is,”</i> Kurt Vonnegut observed in discussing Hamlet during his …

Alan Watts

36 Little Ways to Know Your Significant Other Really Loves You

• Popsugar<br>• Love & Sex<br>• Advice<p>Ways to Show Someone You Love Them<p>36 Little Ways to Know Your Significant Other Really Loves You<p>Shares<p>Grand gestures are …

Harsh Sharma

There's a Scientific Reason You Feel Sad in August

The August blues are real — here's how to beat them.<p>The summer sun is starting to wane, kids are heading back to school, and the nights are getting …

Public Health

Respiratory depression: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Respiratory depression means that a person's rate and depth of breathing are lower than normal. This results in low oxygen levels and high carbon …

Why Management Needs Philosophers

Underlying the practice and study of business is the belief that management is a science and that business decisions must be driven by rigorous analysis of data. The explosion of big data has reinforced this idea. In a recent EY survey, 81% of executives said they believed that “data should be at …

Time on a therapist’s couch yields persistent personality changes

The biggest improvements are to neuroticism and extraversion.<p>If you’ve ever wondered whether psychotherapy achieves meaningful, long-term change in a …

Psychology

Seven things I have learned about writing software

It’s happening. Bit by bit, little by little, I’m morphing from an engineer into some kind of…<i>manager</i>. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I still write code every day; but I find myself spending more and more time in analysis and discussion, in meetings and calls, making higher-level decisions, trying to …

Computer Science

The Saddest Breakup Songs Of All Time

The Ronettes had it all wrong. The best part of breaking up is <i>not</i> the making up. That rarely happens, and when it does, it often leads to more …

Self-Reflection

A Philosopher’s 350-Year-Old Trick to Get People to Change Their Minds is Now Backed up by Psychologists

Blaise Pascal, a 17th century philosopher is best know for his theory “Pascal’s Wager”, which says that believing in God is the most pragmatic …

Book Review - Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World

With all of the eclipse hullabaloo we felt very apropos to feature this beautiful book <i>Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World</i> by acclaimed …