Quentin Boucher

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Github's Learning Lab will teach you how to collaborate with code

Github isn’t just where most major open source projects are borne and improved; it’s also a commonly-used tool within commercial software development teams. Now, to help more coders get to speed with Github, the company has launched a “learning lab” which offers an interactive guide to the …

Software Development

New Challenges are the Perk Your Best Employees Want Most

Good employees flee jobs that stop interesting them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Building an internal culture that craves a challenge is not just a good thing for businesses to do -- it is essential if that company is going to grow. It is no less important to your …

Employee Engagement

Unable To Sleep Well? Try Ashwagandha, An Ayurvedic Gem

Chronic stress and hectic schedules at work are some reasons why a lot of people suffer from insomnia nowadays. Getting sound sleep is important for …

Sleep

50 Ideas to Help You Design Your Perfect Morning Routine

The best morning routine is the one that's perfectly tailored to you.<p>The internet is chock full of morning routine ideas, as well as examples of how the great and good organize their mornings. But the truth is no one can tell you what constitutes the perfect morning routine for you but you.<p>That's …

Productivity

Struggling to Balance Your Work Life? Billionaire Richard Branson Explains Your Biggest Problem

The Virgin Group founder isn't alone here -- he has backup on this belief from everyone from Stephen King to Plato.<p>There's something that Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson just doesn't get about how many of us handle our working lives.<p>"I've never really understood why so many people separate …

Richard Branson

Dear Husband, If You Want Me, Tell Me

Dear Husband,<p>Look at me. Like, really look at me. Tell me I'm pretty. Tell me I'm sexy. Tell me you adore and desire me, that you are lucky to have me by your side.<p>I'm in my 30s, haven't had children, and most of the time feel confident about how I look. I'm in my prime, and I'm not ready to settle …

Relationships

You can actually learn to be wise, and it can help you feel less lonely

Most people were either stunned or amused when British prime minister Theresa May appointed a Minister of Loneliness a few months ago, acknowledging that, “for far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life.” Yet, this should not have come as a surprise or a joke. In study after …

Psychology

Brains Cling to Old Habits When Learning New Tricks

Using a brain-computer interface, scientists are beginning to learn why learning is hard.<p>The hallmark of intelligence is the ability to learn. As …

Machine Learning

Do we really need this self-stirring kitchen gadget?

Stirr is an automatic stirring kitchen device. It may seem a bit ridiculous but it could be helpful when you need 2 hands to do some kitchen work. …

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How to lose 10 pounds without hating your life

Yes, it's possible.<p>If only losing weight was as easy as gaining it, right? While there are plenty of advertised ways to shed some pounds, there are …

The DASH diet: What you need to know about the healthy eating plan experts LOVE

Lose weight, reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol? We investigate whether this healthy eating plan could be the one for you<p>So you want to lose …

10 Simple Things You Can Do To Be Happier, Backed By Science

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. I would love to be happier -- as I'm sure most …

Happiness

What are the signs of iodine deficiency

Iodine is a mineral that is essential for good health. But what are the signs of iodine deficiency and is it dangerous?<p>Iodine is water soluble. It is …

How To: Take Notes in a Terminal Interface with This Linux-Style App

Deep down inside, Android is really just a fork of Linux, the popular open source desktop OS. You can see traces of its roots everywhere, and this …

The Iceberg Illusion: What People Don’t See

Success is an iceberg. There is what people see on the surface: confidence, wealth, beauty, relationships, seniority. Then there is what people don’t …

Schadenfreude

How one couple saved their marriage by asking each other a simple question

On the brink of divorce, this question made all the difference.<p>For years, novelist Richard Paul Evans and his wife Keri struggled with their marriage. Then, one day, they learned to ask each other a simple question: “How can I make your day better?”<p>The question, which Evans wrote about in a viral …

Salt Lake City

What You Should Know Before You Say 'Addiction Is A Choice'

“What You Should Know Before You Say ‘Addiction Is a Choice’” was published on The Mighty.<p>Written by Kel B.<p><i>They say:</i> Addiction is a choice and you should just stop<i>.</i><p>I do not understand the belief held by some that one chooses to become addicted. If addiction is defined as <b>a compulsion to do something</b> …

Mental Health

9 lessons about life I wish I'd known 30 years ago

At 57 years old, I'm able to look back and view my life in an utterly different light from when I was 40, 30 or 20. So much of what I believed was crucial to my success and happiness when I was in my 20s and 30s proved to be erroneous and misguided.<p>And most of those misguided notions were based on …

Middle Age

ChipKIT uC32 | Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

The chipKit’s uC32 board’s shape and size may make it look like another Arduino clone but it has a lot more power and possibility. Five times as fast, with more than double the I/O pins of an Arduino Uno, the uC32 would be a great board for the maker with an ambitious project in mind.<p>While most …

My menstrual cycle left me suicidal

"There was a voice in my head telling me I looked crazy and to stop but I couldn't. I had no control over what I was actually doing"<p>"The rage has …

Bad News for the Highly Intelligent

There are advantages to being smart. People who do well on standardized tests of intelligence—IQ tests—tend to be more successful in the classroom …

Psychology

To be resilient, start by avoiding the word “happiness”

Happiness isn’t a country. You don’t get there and stay. It’s a fleeting space, a feeling that comes and goes, so focusing on <i>being</i> happy is just a distraction, according to some psychologists. Better to develop resilience, which is a characteristic that you can cultivate to improve the quality of …

Elasticity

8 things science says predict divorce

No one can say with 100% certainty that a couple is heading for disaster.<p>But social scientists have gotten pretty good at predicting who's <i>most likely</i> to wind up there. These couples share certain commonalities — in the way they fight and the way they describe their relationship, but also in their …

University of Washington

Solve These Tough Data Problems and Watch Job Offers Roll In

Late in 2015, Gilberto Titericz, an electrical engineer at Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras, told his boss he planned to resign, after seven …

No More People Pleasing!

<i>"​Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people."</i> –Albert Einstein<p>I know just how you’re feeling: You feel …

Self-help

How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do

It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. You know exactly what you want to do, but there are endless obstacles in your way.<p>There is so much competition — thousands or millions of people competing to do exactly what you want to do.<p>How do you get out of the rat race?<p>How do you advance quick …

Motivation

How to Cultivate 'Don't-Know Mind', and 4 Other Powerful Ways of Thinking

I moved into a fourth-floor walk-up in Park Slope in 2008. Directly below lived a couple that had moved into the Brooklyn building in 1945. Every …

Los Angeles

How to Ask for What You Want and Need (No, It’s Not Selfish)

<b>“It's not selfish to put yourself first—it's self-full.” ~Iyanla Vanzant</b><p>I’ve always thought of myself as individualistic. When I was a teenager, I …

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