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Still Puzzled By The Election? Authors Prescribe Fiction For Better Understanding

Even after the Electoral College officially made Donald Trump our next president, a lot of Americans are still wondering how it happened. In part, working-class anger is said to have fueled Trump's victory; and to understand where that anger is coming from, some people are turning to books.<p>Works of …

12 Books That Will Change Your Life, According to Successful Women

When we need a major dose of inspiration, career tips, or life advice, there's one place we always turn: books. These humble tomes seem to cure our …

Books

10 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017

Bill Gates recently released his favorite books of 2016. Claiming he averages about one book a week, the billionaire business magnate says reading is …

The Employment: A Prize-Winning Animation About Why We’re So Disenchanted with Work Today

What did Argentine filmmaker Santiago Grasso have in mind when he created the prize-winning animation <i>El Empleo</i> (<i>The Employment</i>) five years ago? Was …

The 24 best movies you probably didn’t see this year

At the end of every year, critics and award groups highlight their picks for the best movies of the year, and movie studios tout their biggest blockbusters in box-office memos.<p>Those movies are usually pretty great, but there's more out there that's worth watching.<p>Some of the features on this list …

Nintendo's stock is falling amid negative reviews of the first 'Super Mario' game for iPhone

Nintendo's first ever Super Mario game for Apple's iPhone and iPad is available now. It's called "Super Mario Run," and, if you ask me, it's quite good.<p>But you probably shouldn't ask me, as tens of thousands of people took to the iTunes Store to trash the game in the past few days.<p>It's currently …

The 20 Best Movies of 2016, According to ‘AV Club’

As the year finally (and thankfully) comes to a close, the indie and arthouse movie experts over at <i>AV Club</i> have released their list of the 20 best …

Entertainment

10 Search Engines Explore Deep Invisible Web

No, it’s not Spiderman’s latest web slinging tool but something that’s more real world. Like the World Wide Web.<p>The Invisible Web refers to the part …

Yahoo's billion-user database reportedly sold for just $300,000

As if 2016 wasn’t shitty enough for Yahoo – which admitted to two separate breaches that saw 500 million users’ and then 1 billion users’ details stolen by hackers – the New York Times reports that a billion-user database was sold on the Dark Web last August for $300,000.<p>That’s according to Andrew …

5 Nonfiction Books We’re Excited to Read in 2017

Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution<p>A. Roger Ekirch<p>As we’ve seen with fugitive Edward Snowden, the process of criminal extradition can turn into a diplomatic nightmare, especially when the two nations at the negotiation table already have a difficult relationship. Such …

Books

The 50 Best Albums of 2016

The album has never seemed stronger. Artists have never had more ways to express themselves, from one-off Soundcloud singles to social media posts to live streams of video. Yet in this world of plenty, they’ve continued to keep the album in an exalted place, one where they make a bid for serious …

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What Brain Neurons Tell Us about the ‘Hipster Effect’ when Everything Ends Up Looking the Same

Jonathan Touboul is a mathematician and a neuroscientist. He holds a PhD in math from France’s prestigious École Polytechnique, where he won a prize …

The best free software for writers

Writing is a terrible job, and if you’re considering it a viable career path, you’re making a huge mistake. Just kidding. Writing is the best! Unlike …

Top UI Design Trends to Expect in 2017

Serif Combos by Marina Matijaca for Spelar<p>This guest column is authored by John Stone, SEO Consultant at Nirmal Web Design<p>The last couple of year saw …

Top 10 Best Deep Web Search Engines to Explore Hidden Web

When you go online to search for something you either go to search engines such as Google or Bing. You probably think that if it doesn’t show up on …

The 10 Best Foreign-Language Scifi Movies of the Last 10 Years

Lots of incredible science fiction movies are made outside America, though many of those movies—like next year’s French production <i>Valerian and the</i> …

Science Fiction

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status | Inc.com

<i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann, writer who abandoned a career in law, on Quora:</b><p>For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted …

Books

6 Resources to Learn Algorithms and Data Structures

Fundamentals are very important, they are the building blocks of anything. No matter what you want to learn, you cannot just simply jump half way in …

Machine Learning

The Greatest Science Books of 2016

From the sound of spacetime to time travel to the microbiome, by way of polar bears, dogs, and trees.<p>I have long believed that E.B. White’s abiding wisdom on children’s books — <i>“Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down.”</i> — is equally true of …

The 18 Best TV Series According to Audiences But Not Movie Critics

We at <b>Bright Side</b> have put together a collection of some great TV series loved by audiences. For this list, we’ve decided to stick to those that were …

8 Under-the-Radar Films You Should See This Awards Season

For Your Consideration<p>Don’t make your year-end lists before checking these titles out.<p>Are you preparing to make a year-end list of top 2016 films? Do …

So you think you elected an autocrat

Welp. I’m sorry to hear that. Whether you are Venezuelan, Zimbabwean, Russian, Turkish, or American; whether your democratic process has been fatally compromised, or your fellow citizens have knowingly voted in a monster; indeed, even whether you’re right or wrong — I feel your pain. But for what …

Political Science

British photographer David Hamilton denies accusations he raped four women while in their early teens

David Hamilton, the British fashion photographer famed for his soft-focus portraits of underage, unclothed girls has denied allegations by a French radio host and three other women that he raped them while they were in their early teens.<p>Flavie Flament, a presenter on RTL radio, alleged the …

25 Practical Blogs To Sharpen Your Coding Skills

The coding world might seem overwhelming at times – but when you pop, you can’t stop. So you might think you already know a lot, but there are always ways to sharpen your coding skills.<p>In the days of fast development, especially in the technology field, it’s hard to keep up, and the theory books …

Tutorials

The 7 Books That Explain 2016 | Inc.com

Regardless of your political and cultural viewpoint, 2016 was an astounding year, full of surprises. As I've struggled to understand what's happened and why, I find myself frequently turning to these seven well-written, thoughtful books.<p>Five were published in 2016 and thus are in the running for my …

Britain has passed the 'most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy'

The law forces UK internet providers to store browsing histories -- including domains visited -- for one year, in case of police investigations.<p>It's …

Ignore The Blockbusters, These Are The Greatest Videogames Of 2016

FIREWATCH<p><b>Platform(s):</b> Linux, Windows, OS X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One<p>Providing your system can handle the full spectrum of its sun-baked graphics,</i> …

Draw like an artist: go from "I can't draw" to "handmade art for sale"

Boing Boing-beloved artist Chris Locke (previously) writes, "World-famous artist and middle-school art teacher Christopher Locke has published a new …

Read: a list of 33 books to help you understand America

Happy Halloween weekend! Before you break out the candy, costumes, and scary movies, you might appreciate some reading material. Here is the best writing about books and related subjects on the web for the week of October 24, 2016.<p>The New York Times has a reasonable if somewhat arbitrarily chosen …

23 Brilliant Clothing Hacks And Tips That Will Make Life Easier

Making life easier one trick at a time.