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Why your smart friends can seem like such slackers

People who like to use their brains are a lot less physically active than people who don't, according to research published this month in the Journal of Health Psychology.<p>Now, you may think this isn't terribly surprising. Smarter people are probably more likely to go to college and take jobs that …

Exercise

A 19-year-old created a free robot lawyer that has beaten 160,000 parking tickets

The very first robot lawyer that was designed to challenge parking tickets has been wildly successful since it was launched last Fall.<p>British programmer Joshua Browder, 19, launched the beta version of the bot in London in September. In that month alone, 3,000 people used the service to appeal …

Chatbots

You don’t have my permission

Don’t ask for permission, come with intent.I don’t read many business books, but last year I read one that had a profound effect on me: “Turn The …

Leadership

Hiring a programmer? Ditch the coding interview and get back to basics

10 articles from the Basecamp archives focused on common sense hiring practicesThis week was going great…until I saw yet another article coaching …

Employment

Introducing HyperDev

One more thing…<p>It’s been awhile since we launched a whole new product at Fog Creek Software (the last one was Trello, and that’s doing pretty well). …

Stack Overflow

The Quiet Crisis unfolding in Software Development – Bill Jordan – Medium

The Quiet Crisis unfolding in Software Development<p>About Me<p>I’ve been working in software development for twenty-eight years. My current position is …

6 Ways To Build Your Own Headboard

Make your bedroom pop with these DIY headboards that cost less than $100 and can be built in a weekend.<p>Headboards make a design statement in any bedroom. They can transform a plain old bed into an eye-catching piece of furniture. But headboards can be expensive, and finding one that suits your …

Build This Simple Storage Station for Your Cordless Drill

Keep your cordless drills and impacts charged and ready for action with this easy to build storage station.<p>It's a shame to keep your cordless power tools hidden away in their molded cases, as it takes longer to find the tool you need and you might find the battery is not charged up. This …

20 Slack Communities For Tech Entrepreneurs You Want To Be A Part Of

Slack, just a 2-year-old messaging platform, is raising $200 million at nearly a $4 billion valuation led by Thrive Capital, reports Business Insider. Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It’s real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.<p>While Slack is originally …

Startups

4 Types of Memory Leaks in JavaScript and How to Get Rid Of Them

In this article we will explore common types of memory leaks in client-side JavaScript code. We will also learn how to use the Chrome Development …

These 3 Things Predict Success In Fund-Raising Pitches, Says Harvard Psychologist

Psychologist and Harvard professor Amy Cuddy, author of New York Times best-selling book Presence, has discovered there are three things that predict how likely an entrepreneur is to successfully raise funds. Cuddy’s book focuses on proven techniques for getting through life’s most challenging …

Body Language

The most San Francisco restaurants: The true classics

<i>Editor's note: This is the first installment in an SFGATE series of the "most San Francisco" restaurants.</i><p>A friend visiting San Francisco from Seattle recently had a request that initially sounded simple.<p>He wanted to dine out at a very "San Francisco" restaurant. He had no preference about the style …

San Francisco

Four Reasons Why the Internet Is the Worst Thing to Happen to Humanity

Man, the internet is great. But it's also extremely dreadful and terrible.<p>Ray Tomlinson – the man who invented email, put the "@" sign on the map and played a crucial role in creating the Internet – died on Monday. Tech leaders mourned his passing and praised his contributions to the development of …

Social Media

CSS goes 3D with voxel.css

The web is often seen as a decidedly two-dimensional medium. And, to be fair, it is. That’s what it was designed for.<p>What’s more, the addition of …

Billion Dollar Unicorns: Reconsider Your Aspirations

In November last year, I read a brilliant piece titled Reconsider by David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of Ruby on Rails, and a partner at Basecamp, a small 50-people collaboration software company. David starts the piece by saying:<p>It [Basecamp] didn't disrupt anything. It didn't add any new members …

Profit

Theodore Roosevelt used this productivity trick to get more done in a couple hours than most people do in a day

Theodore Roosevelt, widely regarded by political scholars as one of the greatest American presidents, was also one of the most prolific.<p>Before becoming the country's youngest president at age 42 following President William McKinley's assassination in 1901, Roosevelt had already served as police …

Time Management

Sourced is a totally new way of recruiting software developers

A few months ago I bumped into Tyba co-founder Eiso Kant at an artificial intelligence conference in London. Why was a recruitment startup interested in A.I., I asked? He said he couldn’t tell me but would reveal all soon.<p>Well, ‘soon’ has become ‘now’ as Tyba launches a fascinating new business …

10 Hottest Design Tools You Must Try In 2016

A recent design tools survey conducted by Khoi Vinh, one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America”, shows that Photoshop is slowly losing its popularity among designers.<p>Answers from over 4,000 participants hailing from almost 200 countries prove that designers are open to new …

Wireframing

The Secrets of Orgasmic Meditation

We might just be the last people to this particular pajama party, but we recently found out that there’s an entire meditation practice that revolves …

Meditation

The 3 Commandments of Great UX Design

Bonus IV: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s metrics.<p>When it comes to the Ten Commandments, there’s quite a few to remember. Talk about cognitive strain. Guess, Hick’s Law wasn’t much of a thing back in Biblical times.<p>For your convenience, we’ve narrowed down our list of commandments to just …

UX Design

If you’re not thinking conversation first, you are doing it wrong

Conversation is the purest form of interaction and should be the basis for higher level designs.<p>Designing a user experience is a challenge for even …

The Drug Lords of Tomorrow Will Be Biohackers

Brain stimulation is the future of drugs.<p>Through various sources—mainly transhumanist biohacker friends—I've been hearing about how some drug traffickers might be taking an interest in cranial implant technology.<p>If scientists can get a brain implant to give neural stimuli that affects our …

Singularity

Microsoft Doubles Down on Open Source

Microsoft this week announced at its Connect conference in New York City an expansion of its developer tools with a focus on Linux, Android and open …

Profit

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

Artificial Intelligence

Goldie Hawn Reveals Why She Won't Marry Partner Kurt Russell

Plus, serious thoughts on Russell's mustache.<p>Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are one of Hollywood's most enduring couples, and now, Hawn is letting us in on the secret to her happy, 32-year romance.<p>"A lasting relationship isn't about marriage," she said in <i>Porter</i> magazine. And Hawn, who has been dating …

Celebrity News

The Stack That Helped Medium Drive 2.6 Millennia of Reading Time

Originally posted on StackShare<p><b>Background</b><p>Medium is a network. It’s a place to share stories and ideas that matter — it’s where you move thinking …

Building Awareness

You don't have to be in the woods to tap into your adventurous side. If you read these questions for friends out loud and try to guess who would …

Holidays

Microsoft Unveils The Lumia 950 And Lumia 950 XL, Two Powerful Windows Phones

Microsoft unveiled the best phones no one buys at a press conference in New York today. As expected, the company showcased two new flagship devices, the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL. As the names suggest, the XL variant is a phablet. These devices come with great specs. Yet, these devices are …

Mobile Technology