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10 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter

Feed your brain at the gym, in the car, or whenever you have a few minutes to spare.<p>Hate your commute? Struggle to motivate yourself to hit the treadmill? Perhaps both these problems (and many more) have the same solution. Why not turn these odds and ends of unpleasant time into opportunities to …

Puerto Rico’s Superman is a Super-Woman from Brooklyn

'La Borinqueña' is a climate-defending, genre-defying superhero.<p>Since Superman’s debut in 1938, the world has become accustomed to watching white men with a self-proclaimed sense of moral superiority repeatedly save the world, while sporting fluorescent-colored tights. In the face of public …

Alarming Report: Kids Who Spend Just 1 Hour a Day on Social Media Are Less Happy

Kids using social media is fairly inevitable but even just one hour online can make kids less content with their lives.<p>Just last night I was chatting with my babysitter about how much more complicated life is today for teenagers, with the prevalence of social media. When I was in high school and …

How to Work With Excel Documents Using Python

I believe you have used Microsoft Excel on some occasion. It is very powerful when it comes to working with spreadsheets, tables, charts, etc. But …

The one chart that explains almost everything

If you want to understand the state of the economic and financial world right now, this is the best chart to have.<p>This is what it helps explain: slowing global growth (The emerging market investment boom is kaput.); the weakening Chinese economy and currency (Cash is pouring out the middle …

Emerging Markets

TabletTV review: Live from your iPad, it’s local TV, no subscription necessary

Despite the arrival of services like Sling TV that are squarely aimed at a new generation of cord cutters, the ability to stream live television to …

The Puerto Rico crisis, explained

<i>The U.S. territory can't pay its debts and will soon run out of money. How did it get into this mess? Here's everything you need to know:</i><p><b>How much</b> …

No More Colonialism Disguised as Financial Assistance: The US Must Relinquish Puerto Rico

This year, 2016, marks a new era in Caribbean colonialism.<p>The US Congress is preparing a “Financial Control Authority,” which will supervise the …

How Free-Range Parenting Saved My Kid's Life

It was a beautiful Saturday morning. The sky was bluebird. It was one of those perfect days in the mountains where there is a just a little bite to the air that makes you wish for Fall and cuddling on the couch and making stew. My 8 yo son had a soccer game that morning. I won't ever forget that …

Parenting

Facebook to build new, wind-powered data center

Facebook's newest data center will be built in Fort Worth, completely powered by renewable energy.<p>Facebook worked with local energy companies to bring 200-megawatts of renewable wind power to the Texas grid, the company said Tuesday.<p>Producing about half the power of a typical coal plant, the wind …

Interactive Coding Bootcamp: Get ready for a new career as a developer

The ability to code is one of the most valuable and sought-after skills around, with professionals earning salaries upwards of $75,000. If it appeals to you as a vocation, then you should check out the Interactive Coding Bootcamp, which readies you for the world of development work, and it’s …

Messaging App Jott Is Blowing Up Among Junior High And High Schoolers

As Facebook and YikYak try to grow a younger audience, a startup that taps into one of the key attribute of teen users – no money for data plans – is blowing up.<p>Jott, a messaging app that works without a data plan or WiFi connection, has caught on among junior high and high school students, …

Apps

Python

A curated list of awesome machine learning frameworks, libraries and software (by language). Inspired by awesome-php. Other awesome lists can be …

15 Interview Questions To Ask Your Next Boss

I would hate to think that you would take a new job at a place where they didn’t at some point stop the interview process to ask you “Do you have any questions for us?”<p>All good employers do that. If you don’t get the chance to ask your questions, don’t even think about taking the job! Remember what …

Microsoft's Holographic Goggles brings the era of holographic computing

Microsoft HoloLens goes beyond augmented reality and virtual reality by enabling you to interact with three-dimensional holograms blended with your …

The DIY Ethos: Learning to Code 101 for Non-Programmers

If you're a living person in the workforce today you've probably considered the use of learning to code at some point. This article takes a look at …

Learning

How to Beat Depression and Start Feeling Better About Yourself

Albert Ellis<p>You largely constructed your depression. It wasn’t given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it.<p><b>Are You Feeling Depressed?</b><p>Depression …

Self-improvement

15 programming languages you need to know in 2015

If you're a programmer, these are good times. Jobs in the segment are projected to grow 8% over the next seven years, according to the U.S. Bureau of …

Mike Elliott - How I Got a Job in Web Development

I continued to get a client here and there after my ankle had fully healed and I started work again part time at Starbucks, and a little for my …

5 Powerful Habits That Drive Every Great Leader to Success

You can find the success you seek by adopting some very simple but powerful habits of today's greatest leaders.<p>If you take a look inside most any management textbook, you'll find that there are four classic functions of management that have been written about for decades: plan, organize, lead, and …

Leadership