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15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Yes, Python is Slow, and I Don’t Care

A rant on sacrificing performance for productivity.<p>I’m taking a break from my discussion on asyncio in Python to talk about something that has been …

10 Best CSS Tools & Web-Based Apps For Developers

Modern CSS development has come a long way with best practices made easier through tools.Dozens of free CSS libraries, tools, webapps, and automated …

Web Design

27 Ways to Learn to Program Online

Whether you are looking to switch careers and become a full-time programmer, want to try to build a website or app on the side, or are just looking to round out your skill set, learning to code has certainly been something a lot of people have started to do lately. And while being a programmer …

Programming

GO NORTH: Innovation hubs in Canada

Today’s hubs are no longer just tech-business incubators<p><i>This content was developed as part of the</i> <b>Google GO NORTH Technology Summit</b><i>. Go North is a</i> …

A financial planner explains how to start investing with $100

You see, if you save $100 in your sock drawer, 30 years from now when you go to check on it, you will still only have $100.<p>Conversely, if you invest $100 in a mutual fund, even if you never made another investment, with a 7% annual return it has the potential to grow to $761.23 after 30 years with …

5 Ways to Convert Employees into Intrapreneurs | Inc.com

Lean Startup teaches startups and organizations the world over how to use product and business development to tackle cultural, managerial, and strategic challenges. The following are five easy ways that you, as a company leader, can empower your employees to act like entrepreneurs and create an …

Customers

The marijuana industry's first $1 billion 'unicorn' is a Canadian company you've probably never heard of

In a once abandoned Hershey chocolate factory in the small town of Smiths Falls, Ontario, the largest legal marijuana producer in the world grows, trims, processes, packages, and ships weed across the Great White North.<p>Canopy Growth is a cannabis holding company that now supplies the drug to nearly …

How to Build Your Network (When You Don't Know Anyone) | Inc.com

Before my wife and I settled in Austin, TX last year, we lived in 12 apartments in nine cities over the last 10 years. And while the digital nature of my work means that much of my network is only a mouse-click away, it was definitely challenging to move to new cities like Minneapolis and Austin …

Networking

How to Make at Least $1,000 Your First Month of Ecommerce

Growing your brand and acquiring customers during the first month of business is crucial, even if you're not profitable.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The thought of making money while you sleep is enticing. Imagine waking up in the morning to your biggest order of the …

eCommerce

Here's how many people in each state make the Federal minimum wage or less

The Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks how many people earned the Federal minimum wage or less in each state in a given year, releasing those results in an annual report on minimum wage earners. The BLS' report for 2015 was published recently.<p>The BLS bases its estimates on results from the Current …

Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Just Showed a Completely Different Side of Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence and basketball: two of my favorite subjects.<p>Emotional intelligence (EI), put simply, is a person's ability to recognize and understand emotions (both his or her own and those of others), and use that information to guide decision making. Empathy and compassion are qualities …

Emotional Intelligence

Why people fall for pseudoscience (and how academics can fight back)

Ingrained cognitive biases play a role, as does inverted snobbery about educational privilege. But we must battle on, says this scientist<p>Pseudoscience is everywhere – on the back of your shampoo bottle, on the ads that pop up in your Facebook feed, and most of all in the Daily Mail. Bold statements …

RMIT University

Biggest-ever U.S. data breach hits 100 million people with bank accounts

U.S. banks and other financial institutions have suffered their largest ever data breach.<p>U.S. officials confirmed the hack on Tuesday while bringing …

The stock market is a 'dangerous casino' that's disconnected from the real economy

While I think the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) establishment survey isn't worth the paper it's manipulated on, it did take a drastic turn for the worse.<p>So doing, it thereby monkey-hammered the recovery narrative of the Keynesian chorus on Wall Street and at the Fed.<p>In fact, the alleged 245,000 …

Taking the 'Smart Drug' Modafinil Made Me Love Work but Hate People

In the rat race that is modern life, it's sort of the only drug that makes sense. How awful is that?<p><i>More on Nootroprics:</i><p>Will 'Smart Drugs' Really Make Us Smarter, or Just Ruin Our Lives?<p>A Campus Dealer Explains How the College Drug Economy Works<p>Can the Pills That Claim to Make You Clever Also Make …

America's richest (and poorest) school districts

Many factors determine the quality of education in a particular state, including federal, state, and local funding levels, the curriculum, and teacher and staff quality. A district's wealth, however, is often a very good indicator of how well the area's students are likely to perform.<p>In San …

Demographics

China likely sitting on billions of Canadian dollars

China’s central bank is believed to be sitting on a fair chunk of Canadian change.<p>While analysts don’t know for certain, they are making deductions from the latest International Monetary Fund report on reserve currencies held by central banks.<p>That report, which tallied the holdings as they stood at …

How the Superwealthy Plan to Make Sure Their Kids Stay Superwealthy

The first clue that this is no ordinary crowd of sulky teenagers comes when the instructor asks those who’ve invested in the market to raise their …

Report: Plastic pollution in the ocean is reaching crisis levels

There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic trash in the world’s oceans, and each year, 8 million tons of plastic are added to the count. That’s …

Every Android device is vulnerable to newly discovered bugs

With two new "Stagefright" vulnerabilities discovered, almost every Android device ever released is vulnerable to malicious hackers. Fixing the bug isn't simple.<p>Two major vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google's Android mobile software by the same security company that found a whole series …

Information Security

Ray Kurzweil: In The 2030s, Nanobots In Our Brains Will Make Us 'Godlike'

Once we're cyborgs, he says, we'll be funnier, sexier and more loving.<p>Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting their brains to computers.<p>“We’re going to be funnier. We’re going to be sexier. …

Singularity

Robinhood Review: Free Is the New $7 Stock Trade

Did you ever think you could trade stocks for free? Before the dawn of the Internet, it might have cost $50 or $100 to trade a stock through a human …

A New Study On Mass Shootings Has Some Stunning Results

Over the past fifty years, there have been 90 mass shootings in America. Though it has just five percent of the world’s population, almost one-third …

SEO for Content Marketing in 2015 (or how we got on the first page of Google in 24 hours)

Background/Results As part of a new series on why and how content marketing works (or doesn’t), we recently talked about 7 places your content …

Marketing

Opinion: New research on the richest people in history reveals the secrets of the 1%

In 1991 there were about 270 billionaires in the world. Today there are more than 1,600, and 290 were added to the rolls in the past year alone. In …

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

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