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Coding is not ‘fun’, it’s technically and ethically complex – Walter Vannini

Programming computers is a piece of cake. Or so the world’s digital-skills gurus would have us believe. From the non-profit Code.org’s promise that …

Tim Cook

How to Craft a Morning Ritual to Supercharge Productivity and Your Online Business

Morning rituals. To the untrained ear, it sounds like some new-age fluff concept. It’s not. To put it simply, a morning ritual is a set of actions …

Productivity

The Myth of Passion and Motivation: How to Stay Focused When You Get Bored Working Toward Your Goals

We all have goals and dreams, but it can be difficult to stick with them.<p>Each week, I hear from people who say things like, “I start with good …

Why You Shouldn’t Turn on Your Devices First Thing in The Morning

For the most part, we are all tethered to our devices.<p>We check them when we wake up<br>• We use them throughout the day<br>• We check them before we go to …

The Jollof Rice Test

Share of Stomach<p>Sharing Formula….With Padding<p>When Econet wireless Nigeria (now Airtel) and other GSM companies in Nigeria were launched at the …

The Yellow King

“I sound like Elmo,” Marques Brownlee, the 22-year-old tech reviewer behind the immensely popular YouTube channel MKBHD, says as he rewatches his …

How to Write a Cover Letter

No one likes job hunting. Scouring through online jobs boards, spiffing up your résumé, prepping for grueling interviews — none of it’s fun. But perhaps the most challenging part of the process is writing an effective cover letter. There’s so much conflicting advice out there, it’s hard to know …

To Get to Harvard, Go to Haiti?

This summer, as last, Dylan Hernandez, 17, noticed a theme on the social media accounts of fellow students at his private Catholic high school in Flint, Mich.<p>“An awfully large percentage of my friends — skewing towards the affluent — are taking ‘mission trips’ to Central America and Africa,” he …

College & University

Four Questions to Help You Overcome Procrastination

Procrastination is like a voice in your head giving you several seemingly valid reasons to avoid doing something. Usually it’s tough to summon a …

The Ordinary Outrage of the Baltimore Police Report

At its most obvious, the Department of Justice report on the Baltimore Police Department added a hundred sixty-three pages to the great tower of foregone conclusions. In short, the Baltimore Police Department engaged in a pattern of stopping African-Americans without any real justification. Between …

Justice

Privileged Nigerians shouldn’t downplay poverty just because it makes us look bad | Remi Adekoya

It makes us uncomfortable when it’s reported in western media, but we can’t sugar-coat reality – it’s dangerous: that reality could explode at any time<p>During a recent trip spent travelling across Nigeria, a banker friend of mine advised me to “keep things positive” if I ever shared my observations …

Bad Ideas That Never Go Away: School Uniforms Edition

IN AUGUST 1960 Wolfgang Stolper, an American economist working for Nigeria’s development ministry, embarked on a tour of the country’s poor northern …

Africa

How to Destroy Your Comfort Zone and Improve Your Life: A Science-Backed Guide

<i>“Growth and comfort do not coexist” — Ginny Rometty</i><p>You’ve definitely been told at various points in your life that you need to break out of your …

Africa’s Future Has No Space for Stupid Black Men | Dauod

Boy, that night was energy.<p>2<p>It was the night that I’d last see C. Boy, for a couple of weeks later, in March, he would be found dead in his backyard. …

Great Books

How to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination comes in many disguises. We might resolve to tackle a task, but find endless reasons to defer it. We might prioritize things we can readily tick off our to-do list—answering emails, say—while leaving the big, complex stuff untouched for another day. We can look and feel busy, while …

Surviving Psych Med ​Changes and/or Withdrawal: an essay & guidebook for creative minds

Guide Books

The ultimate guide to Pokémon Go

• <b>Train and test</b> your squad by battling friendly Pokémon in a gym controlled by your team. • <b><br>Defend</b> a gym controlled by your team by contributing one of your Pokémon to it. • <b><br>Attack</b> and attempt to take over gyms controlled by opposing teams.

Travel Guides

What Research Says About the Relationship Between Practice and Expertise

Some people are dramatically better at activities like sports, music and chess than other people. Take the basketball great Stephen Curry. This past …

Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain

Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your work email? The myriad activities crammed into your morning, and the constant switching between …

Time Management

Data Mining Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling - MIT Technology Review

Back in 1995, Kurt Vonnegut gave a lecture in which he described his theory about the shapes of stories. In the process, he plotted several examples …

The 50 best comedies since 2000

Sixteen years in, our new millennium looks like a banner age for big-screen comedy, as eclectic as any that came before it. This is when Will Ferrell …

Comedy

Fitness Isn't a Lifestyle Anymore. Sometimes It's a Cult

San Francisco’s Fort Mason park is empty in the early morning darkness, every surface the color of a used cast-iron pan. It’s pouring rain, and I’ve …

What you read matters more than you might think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers found that reading content and frequency may exert more significant impacts on students’ writing …

Creative Writing

Millennials are obsessed with side hustles because they’re all we’ve got

On weekends, Colleen teaches fitness classes. Mary builds websites. Luke sells vintage video games. Tony designs and 3D-prints custom Star Wars miniatures. I write for the internet.<p>Among my friends, and 20- and 30-somethings as a whole, the side hustle–the gig you work in addition to your day …

Employment

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The Backfire Effect — How you can persuade even your toughest customers (or two year olds)

Here at <b>Highrise</b>, we hope our customers are incredibly happy. But every now and then we run into a tough case. For example, we now have <b>Broadcast, a</b> …

Customers

Google will help your self-diagnosis with new symptom search

But it can't magically clear up your icky rash<p>If some part of your body itches or burns, you’ve probably searched for free medical advice on Google. But an overload of results can have you mistaking an allergic reaction for an STD — or vice versa. Either way, it’s no fun.<p>Over the next few days …

We R Cute Shoplifters

Barbie’s first lift was a small, plastic stingray she stole from the dollar store. The toy was the last of its kind on the shelf, and she thought it …

Andela Raises $24 Million From Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan's Fund To Train African Engineers

For its first lead investment, Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan’s social issues-minded fund is looking to help startup Andela train more engineers in Africa to get tech jobs.<p>The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is leading a new $24 million Series B round of funding into Andela, the first lead …