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How to set-up a powerful API with Nodejs, GraphQL, MongoDB, Hapi, and Swagger

Separating your frontend and backend has many advantages<p>The biggest reason why reusable APIs are popular — <b>APIs allow you to consume data from a web</b> …

JavaScript

Quantum Entanglement & Spooky Action at a Distance

Seven Priceless Historical Artifacts Destroyed by Humans

Vandals, terrorists and people just making dumb decisions all affected the way we see history.<p>All around the world, historical artifacts teach us …

Archaeology

Ten Things Never, Ever To Promise Your Boss

Almost every job seeker has a tendency to undervalue themselves.<p>We become the world’s most flexible and agreeable people when we’re close to getting a job offer.<p>It is easy to say, “Sure! I’ll be happy to take a pay cut, work every weekend and pick up donuts on my way to work on Mondays!” when …

Employment

Why You're Not Writing UI Tests

It's Friday afternoon.<p>Your tasks for the sprint are complete, except for one.<p>You've finally convinced your PM that a little free time to look into …

Software Development

In Gaza, the death of a 10-month-old baby is something other than a tragedy to our readers

In nearly every instance, the untimely death of an infant prompts expressions of profound grief and sympathy. But the ongoing violence in the Gaza Strip, against the backdrop of the Trump administration reversing decades of strategy on Mideast peace negotiations and relocating the U.S. embassy from …

Israel

Morgan Stanley has identified 17 stocks that will pay off hugely over the next 3 years no matter what

If "buy and hold" is your strategy, Morgan Stanley has a few stocks for your consideration.<p>Equity analysts across industries recently published a list of quality stocks viewed as good to hold for a three-year period — through 2021, in this case.<p>Morgan Stanley's equity strategists have been sounding …

Investing

The Palestinians’ real ‘nakba’

SEVENTY YEARS AGO this month, on May 14, 1948, the state of Israel proclaimed its independence. The next day, a story in The New York Times — “Jews …

Israel

Bad News - The U.S. Government Posts A $214.25 Billion Budget Surplus For April 2018

U.S. government posts a $214.25 billion surplus in April 2018. This time last year, the surplus was $182 billion, and there was a -$666 billion …

Economics

Some of Kepler's Discovered Planets Might Not Be Real After All

A new paper calls into question some of the thousands of planet's NASA's Kepler spacecraft has discovered.<p>Over the past several years, the Kepler Space Telescope has been staring at a section of the sky, waiting for the stars to get a little bit dimmer. A sudden drop of brightness could mean that a …

Universe

What everyone gets wrong about introverts — including why they are not antisocial or lazy

When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time alone, avoiding social situations.<p>But being an introvert isn't really anything to do with how much you like spending time with other people. In fact, introverts can have some …

Behavioral Sciences

20 Facts That Will Shatter Your Conception Of The World

Ever wonder what vibrators were actually invented for?

Kim Jong-un

Iran launched an attack on Israel — and it got badly beaten and internationally abandoned

Iran launched a missile strike on northern Israel late Wednesday night, with 20 Grad and Fajr rockets taking off from Syria in what was widely seen as retaliation after months of Israeli airstrikes punishing their forces — but it looks like it got crushed.<p>Not only does Israel say it intercepted a …

Middle East

Bad Employees Are Bad for Business, but Average Ones Are Even Worse

Hirer beware.<p><i>Why is hiring 'average' employees so dangerous? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Robert Glazer, founder and CEO, Acceleration Partners, on Quora:</b><p>Every leader knows that …

Leadership

How to uppercase the first letter of a string in JavaScript

One of the most common operations with strings is to make the string capitalized: uppercase its first letter, and leave the rest of the string …

JavaScript

25 Effective Landing Page Examples You’ll Want To Copy

Landing pages are a very important part of your online business. They are the digital storefront of your online activity, and they serve as helpers …

Web Design

What would happen if the moon suddenly disappeared?

Life as we know it probably wouldn’t exist.<p>The moon is more than just a pretty face to gaze upon at night. It helps direct our ocean currents and tides, the movement of Earth’s atmosphere and climate, and even the tilt of our planet’s axis.<p>So what would happen to Earth, and us, if it promptly …

University of Washington

Did the dying Stephen Hawking really mean to strengthen the case for God?

Scientists have discovered a surprising fact about our universe in the past 40 years: against incredible odds, the numbers in basic physics are exactly as they need to be to accommodate the possibility of life. If gravity had been slightly weaker, stars would not have exploded into supernovae, a …

Dark Matter

How to Get Ripped in 90 Days

Getting ripped takes hard work and dedication, a carefully planned diet and many hours in the gym. At times, it takes an iron will — when you want to …

Nutrition

The Ultimate Guide (29+ Hours, 900+ Pages!) to Learning the World's Most Important Web Development Language

<b>Learning JavaScript Data Structures and Algorithms</b><p>Use Data Structures & Algorithms to Solve Programming Problems<p>Using appropriate data structures and …

JavaScript

These are the 15 countries with the most troops ready to fight right now

Head-to-head comparisons of militaries are hard to make. Each force brings different capabilities to the table and excels in different environments.<p>Global Firepower's 2017 Military Strength Ranking tries to compensate for those differences by drawing on more than 50 factors — among them diversity …

Military

A Perfect Ten: Node.js Foundation Launches v.10.0.0

The Node.js Foundation just released the newest version of everyone’s favorite lightweight JavaScript runtime built atop Chrome’s V8 JavaScript …

JavaScript

Want To Be A Great Storyteller? First, Break These Habits

The story you decide to tell matters just as much as how you decide to tell it.<p>You’ve heard dozens of times that you’re more likely to engage your audience when you tell a story in your presentation. A story that’s powerful and relevant can galvanize people and inspire action. But even otherwise …

Public Speaking

To Be More Likable and Make a Great First Impression,Science Says First Do 1 Thing

And then you can almost guarantee the people you meet will like you.<p>If you want to make a great first impression -- and why wouldn't you? -- you know there are basic steps you can take: Smile, make eye contact, listen more than you talk, ask questions about the other person... anyone can do those …

Self-improvement

Want to Retire Early? Here Are 3 Reasons You Probably Shouldn't

So why is it a bad idea to start collecting benefits and get out of the workforce a few years early?<p>There are many valid reasons for wanting to retire early. You might be tired of your current career after decades of effort, wanting to part ways before you burn out entirely, or you might be a …

Retirement

How To Get Started With Deep Learning In Minutes

GPU computing is a key driver in the blistering pace of recent AI advancements in practically every field. NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC) makes GPU computing easier by providing simple access to ready-to-run GPU-accelerated software containers. With NGC, data scientists and researchers can rapidly develop …

Nvidia

Jeff Bezos is so rich that spending $1 to the average person is like $88,000 to him — here's what spending looks like when you're a billionaire

At this point, the richest man in the world is more focused on ways to spend his $130 billion fortune than acquiring more money.<p>At a recent awards event hosted by Axel Springer and Business Insider US editor-in-chief Alyson Shontell, Jeff Bezos suggested finding ways to "deploy this much financial …

Space Travel

10 Powerful Habits That Will Help You Become the Best Version of Yourself

Get the toxicity out of your life.<p><i>What are some habits that are good to get into? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of www.CEOLifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>These are my …

Top 10

Jeff Bezos admits Amazon has 'the weirdest meeting culture you will ever encounter'

If you go to work as an executive at Amazon — no matter what your expertise — you'll be required to become a good writer, and a good reader, in order to lead the meetings necessary to do your job.<p>And Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos admits that this will likely be "weird," he explained during an onstage …

Jeff Bezos

Anti-Semitism - Facts Summary

The term anti-Semitism was first popularized by German journalist Wilhelm Marr in 1879 to describe hatred or hostility toward Jews. The history of …