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Fibonacci Hashing: The Optimization that the World Forgot (or: a Better Alternative to Integer Modulo)

I recently posted a blog post about a new hash table, and whenever I do something like that, I learn at least one new thing from my comments. In my …

Mathematics

Just 21 Completely Genius Life Hacks From R/LifeProTips

When buying bedsheets, look for striped ones. It will make it much easier to find the long and short sides.<p>The tips span everything from home & garden and travel to workplaces and food & drink. Here are some of the best life hacks on there that'll make you say "How did I not think to do that?!"<p>"I …

Best espresso machine 2018: add ground coffee and go

There are many ways to make a coffee but, for the aficionado for whom only the best will do, nothing, absolutely nothing compares to a good strong …

A Trainer Says These Are the 10 Exercises You Should Do to Lose Fat and Build Muscle

Strength training is a must whether your goal is to lower your body fat percentage or build lean muscle. Weightlifting burns more calories than cardio, and due to the demand placed on your muscles, you end up burning calories all day long.<p>Personal trainer Bret Contreras, CSCS, PhD, Sports Science, …

Exercise

Exactly How Many Reps and Sets You Need to Do to Build Muscle and Get Strong

Starting out on a weightlifting workout plan can get confusing and overwhelming: Exactly how much weight should I be lifting? How many reps should I do? How many sets? And what should be the rest time in between?<p>Fortunately, personal trainer Max Weber, NASM, ACE, set the record straight with an …

Why Is Tiny Norway Totally Dominating the Winter Olympics?

The Olympics are supposed to be the purest distillation of the athletic ideal: Competitors from across the world meet in one city to vie for world …

A new study found it may not matter whether you cut fat or carbs to lose weight — and it proves what dieters have known all along

Dieting is a very personal challenge. A specific eating regimen your friend swears by just may not work for you, and research has shown that there is probably no one-size-fits-all solution for weight loss.<p>Now, when it comes to the recently popular question of whether cutting carbs or fat is better, …

Michael B. Jordan Inspired Workout: Train Like Black Panther's Killmonger

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>Build Muscle<p>Workout Type<p>Split<p>Training Level<p>Intermediate<p>Program Duration8 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>5<p>Time Per Workout60-90 …

Workouts

Tea if by sea, cha if by land: Why the world only has two words for tea

With a few minor exceptions, there are really only two ways to say “tea” in the world. One is like the English term—<i>té</i> in Spanish and <i>tee</i> in Afrikaans are two examples. The other is some variation of <i>cha</i>, like <i>chay</i> in Hindi.<p>Both versions come from China. How they spread around the world offers a clear …

Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future

Codeless development platforms are at once a blessing and a curse. If they’re complete enough to be powerful they are too difficult for beginners and if they’re simple enough for beginners they’re useless for serious work. Zeroqode, a one-stop-shop for codeless creation, aims to make the difficult …

UX Design

In Rural Africa, Tablets Revolutionize the Classroom

BRCK tablets are opening up new learning opportunities for the Samburu tribe women and children in the Kenyan reserve.<p>A few hours’ drive north of the Kenyan capital of Nairobi in a remote area on the Samburu Reserve, Kiltamany Primary School was bare-bones: a handful of long wooden desks and a …

East Africa

30 Amazing Python Projects for the Past Year (v.2018)

For the past year, we’ve compared nearly 15,000 open source Python projects to pick Top 30 (0.2% chance).<p>This is an extremely competitive list and it …

Here Are the Best Inspirational Quotes for 2018 | Inc.com

Want inspirational quotes? Each year for the past several years, I've gathered the best inspiring quotes, one for each of the coming 365 days. Here's our latest installment: the top inspirational quotes for 2018.<p>Monday January 1, 2018<p>"There's a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is …

Motivation

'It's able to create knowledge itself': Google unveils AI that learns on its own

Google’s artificial intelligence group, DeepMind, has unveiled the latest incarnation of its Go-playing program, AlphaGo – an AI so powerful that it derived thousands of years of human knowledge of the game before inventing better moves of its own, all in the space of three days.<p>Named AlphaGo Zero, …

Artificial Intelligence

What every teacher should know about ... memory

In a new series of articles on how psychology research can inform teaching, Bradley Busch picks an academic study and makes sense of it for the classroom. This time: a project on long-term memory<p>There is a wealth of psychology research that can help teachers to improve how they work with students – …

Pedagogy

10 essential supplements and why you should take them

I’m often asked by clients and readers of this column whether they should be taking supplements to help achieve their training goals. My answer is that for general training goals, supplements probably aren't necessary. With a practical training plan and careful diet, you should be able to achieve …

The Coming Software Apocalypse

A small group of programmers wants to change how we code—before catastrophe strikes.<p>There were six hours during the night of April 10, 2014, when the entire population of Washington State had no 911 service. People who called for help got a busy signal. One Seattle woman dialed 911 at least 37 …

Tip: The 100 Rep Pyramid

A new twist on a classic muscle-building method. Check it out.<p>The Pyramid Method, With a Twist<p>The pyramid method of organizing sets and reps is a …

The workout plan to get back to basics

Erik Isakson/Getty Images<p>Erik Isakson/Getty Images<p><b>Duration</b> 30<p><b>Exercises</b> 1-4<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Strength isn’t a goal as much as it is a habit. Practice it …

The Best Bodyweight Exercises for Your Back to Carve Delts, Traps, Lats, and Rhomboids

When it comes to a great back workout, you need to ensure you include exercises that attack all the muscles: namely the deltoids, traps, lats, and …

Workouts

The 24 best movies of the summer, according to critics

To find out which movies critics gravitated toward the most, we turned to review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes to compile this list of the best movies of summer 2017.<p>From box office hits like "Dunkirk" and "Baby Driver," to the indie thriller "Good Time," these summer releases won over the majority of …

28 FREE Ivy League Computer Science Courses

While Ivy League schools offer some of the best technology courses, they are highly selective and extremely hard to get into. On top of that they can …

This Instagram artist is illustrating untranslatable words and the result will make you feel ambedo

Since April, Rituparna Sarkar has posted over eighty culture-specific words in German, Spanish, Japanese, Tulu and Bengali.<p>Did you know that bandana …

Most dietary supplements are useless — here are the ones you should take

The idea of a pill that can improve your overall health is an appealing one.<p>Unfortunately, no matter how colorful their packaging or hopeful their messaging, most vitamins and supplements fall prey to the same problem: We simply do not need them to be healthy. Some supplements — particularly those …

Our Minds Have Been Hijacked by Our Phones. Tristan Harris Wants to Rescue Them

Sometimes our smart phones are our friends, sometimes they seem like our lovers, and sometimes they’re our dope dealers. And no one, in the past 12 …

Social Media

Smart weekend rituals to make your workweek less anxious

A classic weekend spent lounging around the house and meeting with family can be the gift we all deserve after a long week. But it always feels like …

Tip: Do This for 20 Minutes, Feel Great

Deload your spine, fix your posture, function better. Here's how.<p>You Need Some Horizontal Time<p>Strangely, sitting for long periods of time is one of …

The 6 Foundational Movement Patterns

Are You Training Them All?<p>The Magic 6<p>As a human, your body moves in pretty much the same way as other humans. In fact, there are six basic movement …

Top 6 Digital Transformation Trends In Education

This is a continuation of my series looking at how digital transformation has impacted every industry. Today’s focus is on educational trends.<p>Educators from all grade-levels are coming to realize the benefits of technology in the classroom. Typically, education is one of the last industries to make …

Education Technology

6 Bodyweight Workouts That Actually Build Muscle

IT CAN BE tempting to head into the gym and immediately start pounding the heavy iron. But we’re here to tell you that a bodyweight routine will work …