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Learn how Amazon Web Services works and create a career for yourself

When you think of Amazon, you think of “the everything store.” The place you go to when you want to purchase a 50-lb. bag of limited-ingredient dog …

Cloud Computing

The crazy simple (but effective) 15-minute workout you can do anywhere

At first glance, you’d expect to hear that Zuzka Light earned her taut body and sculpted abs from hours upon hours at the gym. But the social …

Exercise

Infographic: How to create a website that users fall in love with

It takes only seconds for visitors to decide whether your website is worth their time.The internet is teeming with digital destinations where …

Public Relations

Why Adobe is giving designers its UX design software for free

Starting today, Adobe is making its interface design software free to anyone in the world. The XD CC Starter kit includes desktop and mobile versions of Adobe XD, a program that enables designers to create and share prototypes of websites, apps, and other user interfaces.<p>Since moving to a …

UX Design

Hate working in a web browser? How a new breed of software is bringing cloud-based apps into a single interface

In 1983, Microsoft developers Richard Brodie and Charles Simonyi wrote a UNIX program that would eventually become Microsoft Word. It did one thing: …

7 Musicians' Podcasts You Need to Hear

7<p>By<p>With <i>Cocaine and Rhinestones</i> offering up so many incredible stories about some country-music legends, we also decided to spotlight some excellent …

Podcasting

Questlove Aims To Save Your Brain: 'Creativity Might Be In Jeopardy'

As a DJ, music and television producer, one-time NYU professor, founder of the online community Okayplayer — and, oh yeah, the drummer and bandleader of The Roots — Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson can't seem to stop adding hyphens to his job.<p>Lately, he's found distinction as an author as well. His …

Creativity

A tutorial to JavaScript Arrow Functions

Arrow functions were introduced in ES6 / ECMAScript 2015, and since their introduction they changed forever how JavaScript code looks (and works).In …

VS Code Extensions for Happier JavaScript Coding

As a web developer, having a well calibrated editor is paramount to productivity. One of the best parts of Visual Studio Code as a general purpose …

18 Documentaries That Have Shocking Endings

"I'm thinking the allegations are clearly false, and then...bam!"<p><i>Warning: Some spoilers ahead. Continue at your own risk.</i>

How Filmmakers Use Aspect Ratios to Tell Better Stories

Everything within a frame tells a story...even the frame itself.Aspect ratios may not be the most exciting or sexy thing to talk about in regards to …

10 challenging books from the Intellectual Dark Web

As more intellectuals seek a common ground between the left-right divide, these ten books offer insights on how to navigate challenging topics.<br>Read …

I earn $950 an hour writing from my couch — here are my best tips for people who want to work for themselves

People are intrigued when I say I'm a writer: "Ooooh, novels? TV shows? Anything I know?"<p>When I explain that I have a blog and a copywriting business, they say, "Cool!" but sometimes, their eyes mist with pity. They offer to help me find work. They picture me living in a water-stained basement …

Homework

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about until now

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exist in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the Internet spans the gamut dispensing and gathering a myriad of information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the …

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

How I made a font from scratch and submitted it to Google in 24 hours

From here I created the letters <i>O</i> and <i>B</i> first. I made a decision that any letters that would usually have curves, would have a rounded corner instead. Most letters would be a tall block shape, but with letters like <i>O</i>, <i>B</i> and <i>D</i>, the edges with curves would have rounded corners.<p>The outside corner would …

The 10 Greatest Rock Guitar Chords of All Time

Likewise, the chord must be a destination in and of itself. Perhaps you listen to the song just for that chord, and then move on. This is why, say, …

Guitar

These Five Apps Will Give You A History Fix

History isn’t dry, dusty books. It’s a living thing, that surrounds us and defines us in ways we may not expect. It’s just a question of learning it. While there’s a lot out there, from ebooks to podcasts, these five apps will help you get a better sense of history and start digging into the …

Apps

Lemony Chicken and Spinach Soup

Step 1<p>Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add garlic, carrots, and leek to pan; cook, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes or until …

19 Tools for Creating Engaging Social Media Videos, Images and GIFs in Minutes

Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time.<p>You don’t just need to think about what types of …

The great nutrient collapse

The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention.<p>Irakli Loladze is a mathematician by training, but he was in a biology lab when he encountered the puzzle that would change his life. It was in 1998, and Loladze was studying for his Ph.D. at …

University of Washington

5 Tips for a Better Cup of Coffee

From pre-warming mugs to water temperature guidance, we're here to improve your morning ritual.<p>Drinking coffee is more than a routine that starts the day. It's the routine that lets you know you’re still breathing. That being said, it’s easy to get stuck in your ways. Stubbornness—or maybe just …

Coffee

VCV Rack is an open-source virtual modular synth you can download for free

<b>An inexpensive way to get started with modular synthesis.</b>An open-source virtual modular synth featuring software versions of some of the most popular …

The 21 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix that will make you smarter

Sometimes, the best way to spend a long weekend is to curl up on the couch and enjoy a film.<p>If you're looking for something entertaining and …

Seafloor

Over 50,000 digitized pieces of vinyl can now be listened to on Internet Archive

Get familiar with the Great 78 Project<p>New York’s ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) has been preserving audiovisual materials since 1985, and a little over a year ago, it partnered with the Internet Archive to bring its Great 78 Project to the public. Along with audiovisual digitization vendor …

A hot startup is using $12 million from Andreessen Horowitz to pursue a 'holy grail' of web technology

<b>* The startup is on the cutting edge of web development, letting programmers instantly deploy super-fast websites with a click.</b><p><b>* Andreessen Horowitz General Partner Peter Levine will join the company's board.</b><p>Sometimes, less is more.<p>For the last decade or more, most major webpages have been designed …

These Chicken Skewers Are My Best Friend (Kind Of)

By Alex Delany<p>There's no messing up with these spicy, sambal-laced grilled chicken skewers. They've always been there for me, and they'll always be there for you.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the sambal</i> …

Cooking

9 High-Protein Sandwiches With No Meat

In the world of meal prep and healthy lunch ideas, the humble sandwich often gets overlooked. Which is a shame, because high-quality, 100-percent …

You'll Want to Pour This Avocado Dressing Over Every Salad You Eat — and You Should!

[1]<p>Creamy Avocado Dressing<p>Sprinkle of Green [2]<p>Notes<p>This sauce is also great to use as a dip. Sweet potato chips go perfectly with this, and it's a nice variation from the usual guacamole.<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 ripe avocado<br>• 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard<br>• 1 cup water<br>• Handful of coriander (cilantro) leaves<br>• 1 …

Food

Add This Coconut Oil Mixture Into Your Coffee And Burn A Ton Of Calories

Adding coconut oil to your coffee can be very helpful to you for boosting your metabolism and for burning more calories. Compared with most oils, …