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The simple trick that could help you memorise anything in five minutes

Memory is a fickle thing. One minute you’re leaving for work in the morning, the next you’re in a frantic panic desperately searching for misplaced …

Expected

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

Introducing C.A.R.E. – a simple framework for user onboarding

A well considered and well maintained onboarding funnel will grow your business. A leaky one could kill it.In software, when you think of …

Product Management

My Favorite Front-End Development Extensions for Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code is one of the newest kids on the IDE “block” and it’s making a lot of noise. It’s taken a little while to gain traction, perhaps …

Web Development

Lose 11 Pounds in a Week on This Prebiotic Soup Diet That's Good for Gut Bacteria

Over the past decade, “good bacteria” have emerged as the darlings of the weight-loss world. Again and again, top doctors and nutritionists have …

Nutrition

Everything You Could Possibly Want to Know About Cryptocurrency Is Now All in One Place

Over the past few months, I’ve written a lot of articles trying to demystify the world of cryptocurrency (from the coins themselves to blockchain to …

Cryptocurrency

JavaScript Top 10 Articles for the Past Month (v.Feb 2018)

For the past month<b>,</b> we ranked nearly 1,200 JavaScript articles to pick the Top 10 stories that can help advance your career (0.8% chance).<p>Topics in …

JavaScript

Learn React.js from Top 45 Tutorials for the past year (v.2018)

Between Jan~Dec 2017, we’ve compared nearly 18,000 React.js articles to pick the Top 45 that would help advance your web development career in …

Software Engineering

Low on Motivation? 7 Psychological Hacks to Get Going

Studies show that the 'average' optimal time for a work-break split entails working for 52 minutes and breaking for 17.<p>Even the most passionate and motivated among us have off days. We wake up feeling detached from work, or groggy, frustrated or depressed, and we can’t get into the right mindset to …

Making CSS Animations Feel More Natural | CSS-Tricks

By Brandon Gregory On January 9, 2018 css animation<p>It used to be that designers designed and coders coded. There was no crossover, and that’s the way …

UI Design

No Zero Days: My Path from Javascript Newbie to Full Stack Developer at Age 30

In the last year (and a bit), I went from Hello World in Javascript, to deploying fullstack webapps, to getting freelance jobs, to interviewing at …

Understanding JavaScript Closures

When you’re first learning JavaScript, terms like “closures” may make the language appear mystical and hard to understand. But some of these terms …

Top JavaScript Libraries & Tech to Learn in 2018

Last year, I wrote an article rounding up the top tech to learn in 2017. This year there are some surprises.<p>We set out to answer “which learning …

JavaScript

These Are The Best Cheeses For Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Grilled cheese season is upon us. While there's never a bad time of year for this comfort food staple, these colder months have us craving the warmth …

Mastering the React Lifecycle Methods

Overview<p>React components encapsulate parts of the UI. Your full React application UI is rendered as a tree of many nested components. Depending on …

Learn and build projects with pure JavaScript (No frameworks or libraries)

This is a front to back JavaScript course for <b>absolutely everybody.</b> We start with the basic fundamentals and work our way to advanced programming …

Why CSS Grid is better than Bootstrap for creating layouts

CSS Grid is a new way of creating layouts on the web. For the first time ever we have a proper layout system available natively in the browser, which …

Slow-Cooker Classic Beef Stew

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Coat the beef in the flour. Heat a few tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the meat, a few …

React Component Patterns

Stateful x Stateless Components<p>Just as Stateful and Stateless web services, React components can also hold and manipulate state during application …

JavaScript

Healthy Christmas

• 1 hour and 30 mins<br>• More effort<br>• Healthy<br>• Vegetarian<p>1 hour and 40 mins<br>• Easy<br>• Healthy<br>• Vegetarian<p>1 hour and 5 mins<br>• Easy<br>• Healthy<p>1 hour and 40 mins<br>• More …

Vegan

Sick of Feeling Full and Bloated? Make This Light, Detoxifying Soup ASAP

The day after an indulgent Thanksgiving weekend calls for a bona fide detox meal—and we're drooling over this turkey soup recipe from The Modern …

Sliders in Web Design: To Use or Not to Use?

Many designers have strong opinions about the use of sliders and slider controls in website design. Some love them; others hate them. A poorly-timed …

Web Design

The Ultimate Whiskey Gift Guide

We sipped and sipped and sipped and then eventually got some words written about these incredible whiskies<p>Not just the preferred spirit of winter but also a great gift during the holidays (hey, who doesn’t like alcohol?), a good whiskey delights the daily liquor drinker and newbie alike. Whether …

Disney, Lucasfilm Respond To Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Microtransaction Controversy

Lucasfilm, the film and TV company behind Star Wars, has responded to the controversy around microtransactions surrounding the recently launched Star Wars: Battlefront II. A spokesperson told The Washington Post that the company stands behind publisher EA's decision to temporarily suspend the …

Star Wars: Battlefront

Clean Code vs. Dirty Code: React Best Practices

This article will focus on clean code practices as they apply to modern React software development. I’ll also talk about some of the “sugar” that …

JavaScript

Machine Learning as a microservice in a Docker container on a Kubernetes cluster — say what?

<b>JAXenter: At Outfittery, you don’t only use outfit experts, but also machine learning. How exactly is this possible? Did you first test what the</b> …

Machine Learning

7 Tips for the Best Mashed Potatoes of Your Life

Everything you need to reach mashed potato nirvana.<p>Mashed potatoes are a simple food. But you might need tips for making the best mashed potatoes. Because if you’ve ever made a simple food before, you know that simple is anything but, especially when that food creates such strong emotional …

Cooking

Beef Stew With Vegetables and Tomatoes

Tomatoes and red wine add wonderful flavor to this delicious beef stew. Use lean stew beef or cut a lean chuck roast into small cubes. Feel free to …

JavaScript Top 10 for the Past Month (v.Nov 2017)

For the past month<b>,</b> we’ve ranked nearly 1,000 JavaScript articles to pick the Top 10 stories that can help advance your career. (1% chance to be …

JavaScript