Samantha Harrell

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Facebook's 'Pipeline' Excuse: Black Women In Tech Speak Out On Diversity Failure

As far as excuses go, Facebook’s latest seems particularly lame and disingenuous.<p>Last week, the social media giant shirked blame for its failure to grow its black and Hispanic workforce, who represent 2% and 4% of its overall headcount respectively.<p>Instead, Facebook’s head of diversity Maxine …

Silicon Valley

How I’ve Built My Own Business While Traveling The World

Five months ago, Arianna O’Dell quit her job to travel Europe, using the money she saved on rent as her startup’s seed funding.<p>One month ago, I woke up to the smell of espresso in Madrid. Today I woke up in Romania, ready to wander the streets of Bucharest. Next month I’ll awake to an Istanbul …

These Are the World's Only Five-Star Airlines

A new airline just joined the group.<p>There are many hotels rated five stars, but five-star airlines are much more rare. EVA Air has now received the …

10 secret places you need to go before everyone else

When travel finally opened to Cuba, everyone said, "You have to go now before it's ruined!" I have a different take. I think more Cuba tourism could — potentially — bolster its economy and provide more opportunities for preserving its unique heritage. That's a far cry from "ruined" to me.<p>But if …

European Travel

How The World Can Get To 100% Renewable Energy By 2050

Is 100% renewable energy feasible for the world, or is it just a pipedream? It can be reality, according to a new report issued by Greenpeace. Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable World Energy Outlook 2015 contends that it is possible for Earth's electricity needs to be 100% provided by renewable …

These 14 desert parks are the hottest destinations in the Southwest

The National Park Service oversees dozens of desert parks throughout the American Southwest.<p>Here are some you won't want to miss:<p>Grand Canyon National Park: Still the best view on Earth. The Grand Canyon offers rafting, long and short hikes and grueling adventures.<p>Saguaro National Park: An …

National Parks

VlDEO: Control Your Sweet Tooth with These Healthy Foods

We’ve all been there: It’s the middle of the afternoon and you’re in need of a snack, but instead of reaching for a piece of fruit, you grab a bag of …

The National Park Service’s Itinerary Index Is Perfect Inspiration for Your Next Trip

A road trip is a great way to see a lot in one vacation, but figuring out where to go isn’t easy. The National Park Service has a ton of great …

Designing faster web apps

By Dave Kearney on Feb 15, 2016<br>Tagged in mobile design, product, design thinking, prototyping<p>Modern mobile and desktop users expect their sites to …

Web Development

The stunning difference in how people treat female coders — once they find out they’re female

A team of mostly male computer science students at two of the nation’s top technology schools wanted to explore a common anxiety for women in STEM: Did men really take women's work less seriously?<p>Silicon Valley, of course, has developed a reputation for alienating women. And open source …

Computer Science

Instantly Fix Mobile App Bugs in Production With New Relic and Rollout.io

<i>Ophir Prusak is vice president of marketing at</i> <i>Rollout</i><i>,</i> <i>which is designed to</i> <i>let mobile developers update live apps instantly.</i>The rise of Web apps and …

Software Development

Powerhive Is Bringing Clean Energy To The Developing World–With Prepaid Solar

Now you can top up your clean power needs directly from your phone.<p>The remote village of Monomoni, Kenya, is too far from cities and too sparsely populated to be part of the national grid. Now, however, it’s possible for a family of cow herders or a small business to buy prepaid solar power through …

Clean Energy

2016 and Beyond: Technologies and Trends that Will Change the Future of IT

2015 was a wild year in technology advancements and decay, and there is no reason to think that 2016 won’t follow suit…<p>We have seen the biggest tech acquisition in history with Dell snapping up EMC for $67 billion; HP splitting into two companies; Google turning into a subsidiary of Alphabet; and …

Internet of Things

Top 10 Things to Take With You on the Appalachian Trail

An Appalachian Trail maxim is to not carry with you what you won't use every day. A first-aid kit is an obvious exception. But weight is every hiker's unappeasable enemy, and everything on your back is likely to stay there, repeatedly proving the theory of gravity, for 2,175 miles. Which items, …

Backpacking

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

European Travel

The 11 most underrated ski resorts in America

Vail and Aspen may have the cachet that comes with being glamorous, high-end ski resorts, but they also have crowds and incredibly expensive hotels, restaurants, and lift tickets that can cost upwards of $800 per day.<p>But not all ski resorts are that expensive — or that pretentious.<p>We found the 11 …

Skiing

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …

One entrepreneur is trying to turn Harlem into New York’s Silicon Valley

Earlier this year, John Henry, along with his Cofound Harlem co-founders decided to take on Harlem--can't be done Harlem naysayers that is--by launching a 9-month accelerator program with the aim of bringing 100 new businesses to Harlem over five years. Cofound Harlem provides participating …

Making Climate Change Fashionable - The Garment Industry Takes On Global Warming

As the COP21 climate change talks are underway in Paris this week, it’s nice to see real progress on fronts rarely discussed. Lots of industries other than energy production are important sources of greenhouse gas emissions – agriculture, iron and metal smelting, cement production, waste treatment …

Sustainability

A free-speech conference inflamed racial tension at Yale University and drew protesters

On Friday, tensions on the New Haven, Connecticut, campus continued to escalate when students protested a William F. Buckley Jr. conference on free speech, The Yale Daily News reports.<p>Greg Lukianoff, the president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, spoke at the event.<p>He spurred …

Higher Education

Why You Should Always Say Yes To Adventure Travel

Adventure - what does it mean to you? Throwing yourself out of a plane, leaping off a cliff, or hiking a mountain? Or perhaps just travelling solo to a country you've never been to before? Whatever your definition of adventure travel there's one thing for sure - it's hella good for the soul and if …

10 Reasons I'm Only Voting for Bernie Sanders and Will Not Support Hillary Clinton

According to CBS News, an alarming percentage of Democrats either won't vote for Hillary Clinton or would only support her nomination to prevent a Republican from winning:<p>Just under half of Democratic primary voters nationwide say they would enthusiastically support Clinton if she became the …

Beyond Burning Man: The Best Festivals to Hit This Winter

Are you anti-festival? These under-the-radar (and not too over-the-top) events might change your mind.<p>Summer may be long gone, but that doesn’t mean the good vibes must end. This season’s fresh crop of retreats take the old school music festival to the next level by putting the emphasis on …

Festivals

The 50 most underrated colleges in America

We often hear about the best colleges in the US, but there are dozens more outstanding schools that don't always get the recognition they deserve.<p>To discover the most <i>underrated</i> colleges in America, we compared US News and World Report's rankings of the best universities and the best liberal-arts …

The Unending Search for the Soul

In a brilliant new book, George Makari charts the ways Western thinkers have wrestled with questions of how the human mind is related to the material …

Sigmund Freud

4 Places in South America to Visit Right Now

<i>Bruce Tuten/ Flickr</i><p>With so many alluring destinations across South America, it's hard to pick where to travel next. From the rugged beauty of Patagonia to the striking architecture of Colombia, this part of the world offers romance, charm and a myriad of cultural attractions. Whether you want to …

A Pregnant Woman Eating Organic Vs. Eating Conventional: It’s Time To Think About Your Baby

I'm in!<p>It seems as if it was yesterday when the masses were completely unaware of the concerns being raised by a number of internationally recognized …

Frustrated Republicans agree on push for debate changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidates have agreed on a series of demands to give them greater control of debates, as the GOP's …

Government

The most affordable places to travel to next year, according to Lonely Planet

Included in the series is a list of the best-value destinations for 2016, which pinpoints the top destinations where visitors can have high-quality travel experiences without breaking the bank.<p>From the pristine beaches of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast to the renowned vineyards of Galicia, Spain, …