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8 Must-have Cheat Sheets for Web Designers and Developers

As a web designer or developer, it’s nearly impossible to remember multiple programming languages, frameworks, and keyboard shortcuts to various …

The Startling Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer's

A high-carb diet, and the attendant high blood sugar, are associated with cognitive decline.<p>In recent years, Alzheimer’s disease has occasionally been referred to as “type 3” diabetes, though that moniker doesn’t make much sense. After all, though they share a problem with insulin, type 1 diabetes …

Diabetes

The Result Of Writing Everyday

There are many benefits to writing daily, as many articles would have already explained. However, this article will be based off my own experience …

The Hack’s Guide to Writing a Perfect First Chapter

<i>Warning: Hacks for Hacks tips may have harmful side effects on your writing career, and should not be used by minors, adults, writers, poets,</i> …

Scrivener for Mac: The ultimate guide

If you're just getting started with Scrivener for Mac, here's your first step!Scrivener is arguably one of the best, and certainly one of the most …

Writing

10 New Books About Mental Illness To Read In 2018

According to the most recent data from the National Institute of Mental Health, one is six adults in the United States live with a mental illness. …

Mental Health

Man Declared Dead by 3 Doctors Wakes Up in Morgue Just Hours Before Autopsy

They were about to open him up.<p>Spanish prison authorities are baffled after a prisoner who was declared dead by three separate doctors woke up in the …

Five Dystopian Books Every Man Should Read

The etymology of the word “dystopia” is as you would expect: from the ancient Greek, it’s literal translation is “bad place”. However, its antonym …

It’s crazy out here! 25 books to save your life, right now

The Undefeated staff on books to comfort, inspire — and light a fire in your soul<p>The call was for “favorite” books, yes, but more specifically for …

The history and the wisdom of Hermann Rorschach's ink blots

Rorschach’s famous ink blots have been dismissed as parlour tricks. But they’re still used worldwide, even as they turn 100 years old<p>In our current …

Famed Hacker Kevin Mitnick Shows You How to Go Invisible Online

If you’re like me, one of the first things you do in the morning is check your email. And, if you’re like me, you also wonder who else has read your …

Neuroscientist Predicts 'Much Better Treatment' For Alzheimer's Is 10 Years Away

British neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli first set out to study Alzheimer's because of his grandfather, who developed the disease when Jebelli was 12.<p>In the years that followed, Jebelli watched as his grandfather's memory started to disappear. But Jebelli points out that although a certain amount of …

Dementia

Jack London: His Life and Work

Prolific American Author and Activist<p>John Griffith Chaney, better known by his pseudonym Jack London, was born on January 12, 1876. He was an …

Rural gothic with Jane Harper's The Dry

The drought has sucked the energy and perhaps even the compassion out of the small rural town of Kiewarra, invented by Jane Harper in her novel <i>The …

A Word for What Ails You

<i>Grippe</i> can be any kind of contagious viral disease, but traditionally it was used for what we now call <i>influenza</i>.<p>There came pneumonia and <i>grippe</i>, …

What Happens When You Go Under

<b>ANESTHESIA</b> <b><br>The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness</b><br>By Kate Cole-Adams<br>400 pp. Counterpoint. $28.<p><b>COUNTING BACKWARDS</b> <b><br>A Doctor’s Notes on Anesthesia</b><br>By Henry Jay Przybylo<br>240 pp. W.W. Norton & Company. $25.95.<p>A few years ago I suffered a retinal detachment that required fairly urgent surgical …

Awake Under Anesthesia

One day in the nineteen-eighties, a woman went to the hospital for cancer surgery. The procedure was a success, and all of the cancer was removed. In the weeks afterward, though, she felt that something was wrong. She went back to her surgeon, who reassured her that the cancer was gone; she …

6 Great Examples of Dirty and Gritty American Fiction

In the introduction to the latest (and best issue in quite some time) of Granta, “American Wild,” editor Sigrid Rausing tells a story about hitting …

Hermann Hesse on Little Joys, Breaking the Trance of Busyness, and the Most Important Habit for Living with Presence

“The high value put upon every minute of time, the idea of hurry-hurry as the most important objective of living, is unquestionably the most dangerous enemy of joy.”<p><i>“Of all ridiculous things the most ridiculous seems to me, to be busy — to be a man who is brisk about his food and his work,”</i> …

Apple iPhone 5s 16GB pre-paid in Space Gray for $99 shipped

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Walmart is offering the Apple iPhone 5s with 16GB of storage on Straight Talk Wireless for <b>$99 shipped</b>. The device is available in …

Here's how malware gets inside your phone's apps

Known as malware, some perpetrators use it to infect apps and get inside your smartphone. Why do they do it? Money, mostly.<p>The recent Judy malware, for example, was reportedly found in 41 apps in the Google Play store. It seems to have made money for its creators by repeatedly auto-clicking on …

Amazon dreams of putting a giant drone beehive in your city

Patents don't mean anything right up until the moment that they mean everything, so take it as read that none of this could happen. Amazon has, however, registered a patent for a concept that it's calling a "Multi-Level Fulfillment Center for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles." Which is a fancy way of …

Want to stop being connected 24/7? Try this 'dumbphone'

Walk down the sidewalk of any major city and it's likely you'll see the same exact scene: Masses of people staring down at their phones instead of …

IPhone 7

5 Oppressive Quotes from George Orwell’s 1984

George Orwell’s <i>1984</i> is one of the world’s great works of dystopian literature: a warning that freedom can easily be lost, and that the worst kind of …

8 steps for building your writing process

Writing is a process – a set of predictable, repeatable steps in the journey to the finished work. While there are probably as many processes are …

How To Write A Novel In 30 Minutes Per Day

As Amazon Moves In, A Local Bookseller Hopes To Thrive With A Personal Touch

When Amazon comes to town to sell books from a bricks-and-mortar store of its own, what happens to a neighborhood bookstore nearby?<p>On Tuesday, the online retailer opened a 5,800-square-foot store in Dedham, Mass. — the company's first bookstore on the East Coast. The suburban Boston store joins …

Read Across America, World Book Day Quotes: 15 Sayings About Loving Literature

If you're a bibliophile, Thursday is your time to shine: It's both World Book Day in the United Kingdom and Read Across America Day in the U.S.<p>World …

The Best and Latest in Crime Fiction

Hath not a serial killer eyes? Hath not a serial killer hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? If you prick him, does he not bleed? If you tickle him, does he not laugh? Well, let’s see what the wife of a serial killer has to say about that in JoAnn Chaney’s <b>WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW</b> …

If You Liked 1984, Then You’ll Love These 7 Books

<b>When you feel like it might not be the “best of times,” as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said last week, then chances are pretty good</b> …