Szymon Barszcz

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Meet the Guys Running Your Favorite Streetwear Instagram Accounts

With over 38 accounts and an aggregated following of over 828K.<p>When it comes to consuming content, our dependence on social media grows increasingly stronger each day. Be it news, pop culture, product releases and the like, gone are the days when people relied on newspapers, magazines and …

Social Media

Have a lover, have friends, read books. Montaigne was right about one thing

We think we are escaping ourselves when we read literature, but we might be going deeper into our interior worlds through the therapy of reading<p>The understanding that literature can comfort, console and heal has been around since the second millennium BC; it is no coincidence that Apollo was the …

An Up-Close View of the Notorious APT32 Hacking Group in Action

In October 2016, a new client approached the threat intelligence firm Cybereason, worried that it had been compromised in some sort of breach. In …

At Mysterious Bookshop in TriBeCa, a Hunt for Clues and Diversions

“Nobody shoplifts from a store that knows 3,214 ways to murder someone,” a sign at the Mysterious Bookshop in TriBeCa warns. But if the country’s oldest independent purveyor of mystery literature gets the ax, its owner will know why: money.<p>“We lost, you wouldn’t be wrong to say, six figures a year, …

How I built my first HTML/CSS/JS project.

As a part of my <i>#100DaysOfCode</i> challenge, I completed my Random Quote Machine challenge on Freecodecamp today. It is the first time in my life that I …

Top Cybersecurity Blog Posts From 2016

Government Technology

We Need To Know The Algorithms The Government Uses To Make Important Decisions About Us

By Nicholas Diakopoulos, <i>University of Maryland</i><p>In criminal justice systems, credit markets, employment arenas, higher education admissions processes and even social media networks, data-driven algorithms now drive decision-making in ways that touch our economic, social and civic lives. These …

The birth of psychology

If you want to understand how something works, cut it open. This, evidently, was the view of one Thomas Willis, a figuratively path-breaking, …

Consciousness

How the Brain Forms Original and Creative Ideas

<b>Developing an original and creative idea requires the simultaneous activation of two completely different networks in the brain: the associative –</b> …

Where China goes to relax

When Shanghai residents are looking to escape, they head to this tranquil city of gardens and canals.<p>Life in one of the world’s most populous cities can be exhausting, which is why Shanghai residents are always looking for ways to escape the skyscrapers and traffic.<p>A favourite option lies just …

China

Book Your Next Vacation in One of These 10 Underrated European Cities

European Travel

10 Of The World's Most Beautiful Cities

By College Tourist; Author: Brooke Stafford, Pennsylvania State University<p><b>Experience the beauty of these magnificent cities.</b><p><b>Zanzibar, Tanzania</b><p>Zanzibar is as magical as it's name alludes. Surrounded by miles of turquoise sea and palm-packed beaches, this timeless and cultural city allures travelers …

How Uber plays the tax shell game

The VCs were desperate to give him more money. It was the spring of 2013, and Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick was weeks away from negotiating …

Behind the Story: The New York Times Follows Syrian Migrants

<b>Story/series:</b> “A Family Swept Up in the Migrant Tide” <b><br>Outlet:</b> The New York Times <b><br>Reporter:</b> Anemona Hartocollis (@anemonanyc) <b><br>Flipboard Magazine:</b> Four Years of War in Syria<p><i>When the Syrian Civil War broke out four years ago, fighting was confined between the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and rebel</i> …

Should I Sleep More or Should I Sleep Less?

As a sleep scientist, I am often asked what "normal" sleep is. Of course, what people really want to know is whether how much they sleep is okay. That's probably why the recent study of sleep patterns in hunter-gatherer groups has garnered so much attention -- because we expect the hunter-gatherers …