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Prototype And Code: Creating A Custom Pull-To-Refresh Gesture Animation

Further Reading on SmashingMag:<p>Prototype In Flinto<p>For the prototype, I am using screens of ChatBoard, an Android chat application by Erminesoft. The …

A mathematician has created a teaching method that’s proving there’s no such thing as a bad math student

Math is a notoriously hard subject for many kids and adults. There is a gender gap, a race gap, and just generally bad performance in many countries.<p>John Mighton, a Canadian playwright, author, and math tutor who struggled with math himself, has designed a teaching program that has some of the …

Education

W.E.B. Du Bois Was A Master Of The Hand-Drawn Infographic

The activist, historian, and prolific author was also a skilled designer of infographics depicting black life post-Civil War.<p>The prominent civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois was also a historian and sociologist—a background that led him to a firm belief in the revolutionary power of empirical …

Deep Learning for Noobs [Part 1]

Deep Learning has been on the rise for some time. Recently people have started using Deep Learning in many fields. If you directly want to dive in to …

How Often You Should Clean the Most Commonly Neglected Parts of Your Home

You probably do the basic stuff when you clean your home, like wiping down counters and washing sheets, but some things undoubtedly get forgotten. …

Cleaning

Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed

A lot of my friends are spending the month of January “going dry” or giving up sugar or training for marathons. I can relate. As a Type-A, goal-oriented masochist, I tend to make deeply ambitious New Year’s resolutions each year. Witness Exhibit A: My resolutions from 2016. I’m embarrassed to say …

New York City

Make Operations Your Secret Weapon - Here’s How

At <b>Etsy</b>, COO <b>Linda Kozlowski</b> spearheaded international expansion, unified and started growing its marketing plans, began redefining the company’s …

This Smart Lock Will Make You Actually Want a Smart Lock

Smart locks are mostly a gamble: They promise the ability to unlock your home with only your smartphone, but it’s hard to shake the feeling that …

Google Classroom is hoping the new year will be the best one yet for teachers and students

Your grade school teachers may have told you to put away your smartphones and stow your laptops in class, but in 2017? In 2017, the classroom is …

Education Technology

10 Easy Pieces: Whetstones to Sharpen Tools

It can be a very meditative undertaking in winter to clean, sharp, and polish garden tools. God knows there won’t be time once spring is upon us. To …

Woodworking

Learning Web Development in 2017 is Much Easier than You Think!

I am a web developer. Although, this was not always the case. Years ago, I took a two-year course which resulted in a certification to be a software …

9 hidden Xbox One features only power users know about

Here are nine especially great features of the Xbox One that you may not know about.<p><i>Tim Mulkerin contributed to an earlier version of this story.</i>

How This Entrepreneur Turned His Blog Into an 8-Figure Software Business with 46,000 Customers | Inc.com

I used to write these 4,000-5,000 word blog posts on how to do different things when it comes to marketing and maybe I'd get 20 or 30 comments. Writing isn't one of these strong suits for me. I think the end product comes out pretty good, but it's an agonizing process.<p>At around the time I was doing …

Marketing

Learn Python: A Free Online Course from Google

Google has created a free Python class designed for "people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python." A fortunate thing …

What are some concepts/algorithms/data structures that every computer science student should know?

You should be aware of a few basic <i>techniques</i> that occur over and over again in many algorithms:<p>Brute Force<br>• Divide and Conquer<br>• Greedy Programming<br>• Dynamic …

Programming

7 Lessons to Remember When Life Seems to Suck

<b>“I'm grateful for past betrayals, heartaches, and challenges… I thought they were breaking me; but they were sculpting me.” ~Steve Maraboli</b><p>I winced …

A Guide to Google Flights: My (Not So Secret) Weapon for Booking Any Flight

I am fortunate enough to be able to travel in premium cabins once in a while, using point and miles. We’re social animals—when I find something good, …

Magadha Kingdom

Magadha was an ancient kingdom located on the Indo-Gangetic plains in eastern India and spread over what is today the modern state of Bihar. At the …

Hinduism

35+ HTML & CSS Resources for Beginners

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co — professional technical writing tool<p>In case you are not familiar with HTML and CSS, here’s a quick …

CSS

10 Success lessons from Peter Thiel – “PayPal Founder, Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share15<p>Tweet<p>Share37<p>+11<p>Shares 53<p>Peter Thiel is a silicon valley entrepreneur who founded two multi billion dollar companies, PayPal and Palantir. As a …

The Technical Skills You Need to Have as a Software Developer

I’m a big supporter of helping software developers develop “soft skills” in addition to their technical skills — in fact, <b>I wrote a complete book</b> …

Getting Started with Fullstack Web Development

These days, modern <b>full stack development</b> is very popular in both small agencies and larger companies with a dedicated technical team. Full stack web …

The Goldilocks Rule: How to Stay Motivated in Life and Business

It was 1955 and Disneyland had just opened in Anaheim, California when a ten-year-old boy walked in and asked for a job. Labor laws were loose back then and the boy managed to land a position selling guidebooks to visitors for $0.50 a piece.<p>Within a year, he had transitioned to Disney's magic shop …

Crowell: “I was very wrong” to post image of officer being killed

AP<p>Browns running back Isaiah Crowell apologized Monday for posting a picture on his Instagram account that appeared to show a man slashing the throat …

This 27-Year-Old Founder Is Transforming High-Fashion Into A Billion-Dollar Tech Industry

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average American household spends roughly $1,700 on clothes each year. While global powerhouses like H&M, Zara and Forever 21 have mastered the fast fashion space, opening up a surplus of storefronts across several key international markets, the …

Innovation

New To Budgeting? Why You Should Try The 50-20-30 Rule

If you’re new to budgeting, figuring out how to manage your money each month can feel overwhelming. Not only do you need to organize, but you also have to make difficult decisions about how to spend your cash. Relying on the experiences of others can help only so much, because your income and …

IoT puts assembly language back on the charts

Why polish a Ruby or tailor Swift when you can write code for a toothbrush?Let's do the time warp again: according to an outfit that tracks …

How to Fly First-Class for Under $1,000

You don't need to be a rich celebrity to travel in one of these luxurious cabins—but they'll sure make you feel like one.<p>You know that Emirates commercial where Jennifer Aniston wakes up in a bed on a plane, decides to take a shower during the flight, and then winds up sitting at a spacious bar in …

14 alternatives to Apple's default apps that will supercharge your iPhone

This Is What Actually Happens to Your Body When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep deprivation messes with you from head to toe—and a third of the population is losing a lot of zzz's.<p>There's no question that sleep deprivation is an American epidemic, with a third of the country getting less shut-eye than the recommended 7 to 9 hours per night, according to recent research …

Sleep