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Top 20+ Japan Street Photography Shots That Capture The Rarely Seen Side Of The Land Of The Rising Sun

Few places in the world are as alluring as Japan when it comes to street photography. The neon alleyways of Tokyo, Osaka, and other major cities …

Street Photography

LinkedIn Learning arrives to build out your 'skills' section

With the ink still drying on Microsoft's purchase of LinkedIn, the social network everyone loves to hate is now looking to break into the online education with today's launch of LinkedIn Learning. After all, what could be better for your career than adding a couple new skills and areas of expertise …

How to download YouTube videos right from the terminal on Ubuntu

Downloading YouTube videos has been one of the most common user activities since the rise of the world's most popular entertainment content website. …

Linux

The Psychology Of Modern Terrorism: What Drives Radicalization At Home

What draws people to terrorism? What propels them to commit mass murder? We asked these questions back in December after a self-radicalized couple shot and killed 14 people and wounded 22 others in San Bernadino, California. This past weekend, the carnage continued. The rampage at The Pulse, a gay …

Psychology

This is what your histogram is for and how to use it

The histogram is based around a fairly simple principle, but one that many still struggle to get to grips with. Put simply, it’s a graph showing the …

Photography

10 essential vinyl records for anyone who’s excited about Governor’s Ball this weekend

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>To help prepare you for the imminent infusion of live music into the world, I'm breaking down some of the best records to add to your …

How to use Linux Commands

It won't be long after starting to use Linux that you ask a question and the answer begins with, "Open a terminal and..." At this point, you may be …

Science, Fiction And Philosophy Collide In Astonishing 'Lightning'

"I am grateful, so grateful, tolerant reader, that you read on," says Mycroft Canner halfway through <i>Too Like the Lightning</i>, Ada Palmer's awe-inspiring debut novel. Yes, Canner addresses the reader throughout the book; as the main character and narrator, he breaks the fourth wall so pervasively that …

Books

20,000 Miles Till Lunch: To Inner Mongolia in an RV

<i>Editor's Note: Welcome to the first installment of our new series, 20,000 Miles Till Lunch, in which Australian-born, Shanghai-based writer Fiona Reilly shares the sights and flavors she encountered during her family's six-month road trip around China.</i><p>It doesn't take long to realize that we should …

Tips for Designers Who Don’t Code

I hail from a design background and moved into front-end development some years ago. With responsive web design, the requirement of the designer is …

Web Design

Blog Footer Bringing Down Your Site? Get it Right With These 50 Examples

<i>Footers are normally the last element in a website’s structure to get a little design love.</i> They often are a forgotten block, filled with copyright …

Web Design

30 High Quality Free Fonts You Should Definitely Own

Do you want the absolute best, high quality free fonts on the web? Of course you do! Then, take a look at these awesome, quality free fonts we have …

Typography

7 Ways to Design a Killer ‘First Screen’ for Your Website

It’s time to talk about first screen design. The first screen is that initial glimpse that a user gets into your website. It’s everything above the …

UI Design

These portraits show the dramatic effect of good lighting on changing perceptions of people's appearances

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40 Powerful Portraits you will probably never forget

Faces, strong emotions with stark stories. A Portrait should more or less convey the character and mood of the person and a good portrait will always …

Fresh Free Fonts for your Next Design Project

Fonts are the part and parcel of the world of designing! For all those who are in this field know well how important it is to find the right font for …

Instapainting Turns Your Photos Into Hand-Painted Oil Paintings On The Cheap

Surprise! It’s Valentine’s Day, the stealthiest of all the holidays. Sneaks up on you, doesn’t it?<p>If you’re trying to get a gift today, you… might be a bit short on options. Will you go with the gas station teddy bear? The twice-crushed box of chocolates? A bouquet of acceptable-looking roses for …

How Successful Companies Hold On To Their Talent -- And Why It's So Important

<i>“I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.”</i>—Lawrence Bossidy, former COO of GE.<p>Working in the accounting industry in New York for the past 15 years has allowed me to see far more than just …

An Unholy Alliance Is Forcing Veterans To Pay For 12 Years Of War

In doing so, it was given aid and comfort by knowledge-starved pundits, axe-grinding editorial boards, and self-anointed armchair analysts everywhere, as it left the military and veteran community standing with their jaws on the ground in despairing disbelief. Exploiting pressure to strike a budget …

The ten best albums of 2013 – readers choice

10. The Fall – Re-Mit<p>"Inventive, fun, and crept up on the listener in revealing its qualities. It was not a 'great first listen' album, its an album that repays perseverance - greatly." Jeremy<p>"The Fall continue to make great records, and Re-Mit is another great addition to the canon – makes the …

How to power 1,000 LED bulbs by stomping one foot - Futurity

One day it may be possible to harvest the otherwise wasted energy of your footsteps or of cars driving by to power your smartphone.

Driving

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

Japan's Cutthroat School System: A Cautionary Tale for the U.S.

A new book shows how fixating on testing and achievement can backfire.<p>"No Child Left Behind." "Race to the Top." The names suggest mobility, progress, moving on up and not falling back. The goal of education, according to these national education initiatives with their standards and testing, is …

Start to See Photographically In Six Easy Steps

Digital Photography

Fantastic Images of Gigantic Waves Crashing Against a Lighthouse

Photographer Owen Humphreys recently captured some fantastic images as gigantic waves of over 100-feet came crashing against a lighthouse. These were …

25 Free Fonts & Typefaces for UI Design | Fonts

Yet another fresh collection of handpicked <b>free fonts</b> for graphic designers. Custom designed <b>fonts</b> are a great solution for making your company stand …

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

Moth tongues, orchids and Darwin – the predictive power of evolution

It took nearly 150 years to prove that a suggestion by Charles Darwin in 1862 was correct<p>The theory of evolution has some wonderful predictive powers and because attempting to verify or falsify hypotheses is a core part of any science, setting up ideas for testing is fundamental to research. Some …

The 10 Albums You Need to Hear in October

The end of the year is approaching, but naughty journalists who’ve already started cobbling together their best-of-2013 lists may have some revising …

Music