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15 Netflix hidden-gem horror movies for all you fear addicts out there (2017 edition)

Smell that air? Feel that brisk breeze? Wearing a jacket? That's right, dummy. It's October.<p>And <i>since</i> it's October, you want to watch horror movies, …

Why Ancient Rome Staged Epic, Violent Sea Battles

History Magazine<p>Performed by hundreds of men, mock naval battles thrilled audiences in ancient Rome with high drama and bloody spectacle.<p>The people of Rome threw a party in 46 B.C. that would be remembered for many years to come. Julius Caesar had just returned, having crushed the followers of his …

Ancient Rome

Before of the Crusades: 350 - 1095

Launched by Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont in 1095, the First Crusade was the most successful. Urban gave a dramatic speech urging …

How Transcendental Meditation Made My Life Less Stressful

It’s even Oprah-approved<p>Being a millennial, there are two things I’m interested in: ways to make my hectic and nonstop life a little less stressful, and the weird New Age-y thing to try that’ll help get me there. I’ve tried all sorts of things to help calm my mind, body, and soul and help me feel …

Transcendental Meditation

Kimberly McDonald’s Rock Star Studio

Fine jewelry and home designer Kimberly McDonald likes to incorporate luxe, earthy elements in her designs. So when it came to designing a studio for herself, McDonald appropriately focused on the materials. “I believe that surrounding yourself with natural pieces and things that reference nature …

Lies, damned lies and football statistics...

There are we know – whether told by Disraeli or Mark Twain – three kinds of lie: lies, damned lies and statistics.<p>And in football now, especially with the Premiership we are inundated by an avalanche of statistics. How much possession a team or a player enjoyed, how many attempts on goal, how far a …

John Oliver Explains The World Cup And FIFA To Americans (VIDEO)

John Oliver is "both excited and extremely conflicted" about the World Cup.<p>Why? Because he loves the tournament - but it's run by FIFA.<p>Take it away, …

An Actual Mathematical Explanation of Silicon Valley's Epic Dick Joke

Remember that epic dick joke from the season finale of HBO’s <i>Silicon Valley?</i> Well, Stanford researchers have run the numbers. And if you’ll pardon the …

Silicon Valley

The programmer's information diet

The concept of information diet is a response to the overhelming quantity of knowlegde and content available over the Internet. Like calories in the …

On Speaking

I’m still coming to terms with the fact that I am a professional public speaker. While I don’t consider speaking to be the core of what I do, my …

Public Speaking

5 Ways to Launch a Successful Online Business

<i>Tim Ferriss is an angel investor (Twitter, StumbleUpon, Uber, etc.), and is the No.1 bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body and</i> …

Wearable technology is moving in the wrong direction

or why the smartwatch is going to fail, and why we should be working on different types of wearable tech.<p>The <i>next</i> revolution of how we interact with …

Wattpad is the Most Active Social Site You've Never Heard Of

Eighteen million readers and writers around the world spend 4.5-billion minutes a month publishing, collaborating and skimming text on Wattpad, the …

Missing the bloody point

After I posted my review of Hammer – the simple to use, GUI app that helps me design with HTML – this week, several people tweeted a few …

Building Trust as a Developer.

Trust and respect are two very important words in software development. They can influence hiring, firing, personal interactions, and building teams. …

Well-Designed ‘Batman’ Posters Pay Tribute To ‘The Dark Knight’ Films

<b>Illustrator</b> Michael Rogers has created this series of posters which pays tribute to Christopher Nolan’s <i>The Dark Knight</i> movie trilogy.<p><b>The mood</b> and …

10 Awesome jQuery Tutorials

Share!<p>jQuery is a very popular framework among web designers and web developers because it allows them to create many things without too much coding. …

A Book That Explores The History And Development Of Typography In Football

<b>‘Football Type’</b> is a non-profit book published by designer Rick Banks and co-authored by writer Sheridan Bird.<p><b>The book</b>, which celebrates both …

Typography

The Myth of the Rockstar Programmer

September 29, '13 Comments [94] Posted in Musings<p>Sponsored By<p>The Myth of the Rockstar Programmer is just that, a myth. It's an unfortunate myth for a …

Write Your CSS with JavaScript

Sometimes programming is just using the right tool. This may be a framework, library or as it happens in my case CSS preprocessor. You probably don't …

The 7 Deadly Sins of Project Management

Louis CK Was Almost Right About Smartphones, Loneliness, Sadness, the Meaning of Life & Everything

“I think these things are toxic, especially for kids …” That’s Louis C.K. talking about smartphones on Conan O’Brien last week. You’ve probably …

7 Ways to Make the Most of your Downtime

<i>Ilya Pozin is an entrepreneur, writer and investor. He is the founder of Open Me, a social greeting card company, and Ciplex, a digital marketing agency. He’s a columnist on entrepreneurship and marketing.</i><p>As an entrepreneur or startup founder, being stretched thin comes with the territory. Juggling …

Lessons Learned in a Year of Freelancing

On September 24th, 2012 my sole proprietorship was officially registered and I became a business. Since then my rate has grown by 100%, my …

A Humorous Short Film That Highlights Gender Communication Differences

<b>San Franciso-based</b> writer and director Jason Headley has crafted an intruguing short film that is a satire of the communication dynamics between men …