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How to Quickly Carve Stone Using Cheap Tools

This guy makes a sink out of granite in four hours!<p>When you think of working a material like stone, you imagine it taking forever, as you patiently …

Samurai

White people! Stop lecturing Africa about technology

Wired has never met a cool white dude it couldn’t turn into a hero. It is essentially a fanzine about rich white guys and stuff that rich white guys like. That’s fine. You do you, Condé Nast. But sometimes it stumbles a little too far into excusing straight up idiocy.<p>That’s what I’m getting at …

Selling

Self-Published Author Shares Marketing Tips

British author <b>Mark Dawson</b> reportedly earns hundreds of thousands of dollars a year selling his self-published books.<p>The author of The John Milton …

Marketing

Meet the homeless man who turned his life around by offering book reviews instead of begging

Meet Philani Dladla, a.k.a. the Pavement Bookworm. He’s 24 and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, and his story is quite incredible.<p>As a child …

State of the Haskell ecosystem - August 2015

Note: This went out as a RFC draft a few weeks ago, which is now a live wiki. See the Conclusions section at the end for more details.In this post I …

Programming

In Spain, Entire Villages Are Up For Sale — And They're Going Cheap

Every August, Spain's countryside comes alive with fiestas.<p>A jolly trombone player prances through a crowd of revelers in Cantalejo, a small town about 1 1/2 hours' drive north of Madrid. But the hubbub is deceiving — because hardly anyone actually lives here. People come one week a year to party …

Barcelona

Can technology drive meaningful cultural change in healthcare?

A common perception in the healthcare industry is that the underlying cultural environment limits technological advances in safety and efficiency. Following this logic, no significant advances can be made until major cultural changes occur. However, what if technology was not necessarily limited by …

These new kits let you build your own wireless-charging stations

Samsung, Ikea, and LG have recently introduced wireless charging into their line of products. Now, the company who helped them build that technology …

Wireless Charging

Should You Earn Your College Degree Overseas?

A growing number of Americans are going overseas for their degrees. Should you?<p>A growing number of Americans are seeking to study abroad during their college years, according to data from the Institute of International Education. For the 2012/2013 school year (the most recent year for which numbers …

College & University

Why you can’t be a quiet creative (if you want to make a living)

If you’re selling your time as a freelancer, or selling your own products, you’ve probably already realized you need to put nearly as much effort into marketing as you do into your work.<p>Getting people to know who you are and what you do is part of the process if you want to make your living …

Articles about 19th century livework factory new york on Dwell.com - Dwell

Historic details and modern interventions commune in two bathrooms in a renovated West Village town house.<p>If you are in New York City this week or next, stop by Brookfield Place in the World Financial Center Complex to celebrate design...<p>"Most architecture in any age is crap, and today’s crap isn’t …

Architecture

The Music- and Souvenir-Filled Workspace of Author Haruki Murakami

Take a tour of bestselling and beloved author Haruki Murakami’s office and desk—a workspace filled with memorabilia and lined with about 10,000 vinyl …

Literature

Four overlapping shipping containers make a charming multi- terraced house in Indonesia

1/7<p>Atelier Riri container house<p>The modern Container for Urban Living challenged designers Atelier Riri to repurpose four shipping containers while …

A Look Inside Donna Karan's Zen Manhattan Penthouse

How Only an Hour a Day to Work on Your Passion Can Be a Good Thing

It’d be nice if we all had the freedom to work on whatever our hearts desired throughout the day, but in reality, most creatives work a day job and …

Screenwriting

Why data scientists are the new coders

But there’s a big problem. There aren’t enough people to fill these multifaceted data science roles that require a rare combination of statistical knowledge, programming chops and storytelling expertise.<p>“I tend to call the perfect data scientist a ‘unicorn,’” says George Sadler, global leader of …

GitHub As A Workflow

<b>Edit (2015/09/09):</b> I just (re-)discovered ZenHub which is a highly advanced Google Chrome extension for Agile project management <b>inside</b> GitHub. …

Project Management

America Is Frying the Planet With Its Corn Fields

<i>This story originally appeared on Mother Jones and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>I've been thinking a lot recently about how fertilizer …

Is Your Water Hydrating You?

How, when, and what you drink might be dehydrating you<p>As late-summer temperatures soar, you might be tempted to add an extra water bottle to your ride to stay better hydrated. But before you do, you should know a few things about how your body actually absorbs fluid.<p><b>Hydration and fluid absorption</b> …

Wellness

This Diagram Shows How to Properly Lace Your Dress Shoes

Wearing the right pair of dress shoes can improve your suit dramatically. Lacing them wrong can completely undermine that effort. This chart shows …

Clothing

Google's Android Experiments shows you all the cool stuff you can do with Android

Creativity is crucial to progress. To show how Android is progressing as a platform, Google has launched Android Experiments, a gallery of projects it hopes will show how users are innovating with the platform.<p>The experiments featured in the gallery are submitted to Google, and are meant to …

GitHub reveals new desktop version, replacing its Windows and Mac apps

GitHub has released a unified desktop version for Mac and Windows today, replacing the apps it has for both platforms.<p>The aptly named GitHub Desktop will automatically replace the apps if you are already using them and can be used alongside GitHub Enterprise.<p>Some of the main features of the new …

A beginner’s guide to understanding UX design

If you are thinking of working on your conversion optimization and landing page optimization, understanding UX design is essential. As you know, we write a lot about the user, the single visitor that arrives on your site or landing page and needs to be triggered and helped around. UX design helps …

UX Design

Use this tool to check your code's browser compatibility

Browser compatibility is something all Web developers spend a lot of time working on. A handy Node package makes it easy to see if the shiny new feature you’re trying out is compatible with enough browsers to implement it.<p>Can I use’s NPM package is an extension of its useful website that makes it …

HTC was storing images of your fingerprints

Security researchers have discovered a bombshell: HTC was storing high-resolution images of your fingerprints directly on your Android phone with little protection.<p>In a white paper released by FireEye researchers last week, the group outlined how simple it was to recover the image files from an HTC …

How to Stop Hackers from Stealing Your Data on Public Wi-Fi

You enjoy “free internet” through Wi-Fi hotspots libraries, coffee shops, at bars, and other public places. It seems harmless. Little do you know, a stranger could know your birthplace, the schools you attended, and your recent search history in 20 minutes.<p>Just a couple of years ago, strangers …

This Bonsai Survived Hiroshima But Its Story Was Nearly Lost

The Japanese white pine weathered four centuries of history, including the atomic bomb.<p>A centuries-old bonsai that survived the bombing of Hiroshima is making worldwide headlines, but its caretakers wish the attention were focused more on the tree's role in peace than in war.<p>The Japanese white …

Articles about budget friendly shipping container home costa rica on Dwell.com - Dwell

These eco-friendly shipping container homes allow three adult children to be independent while staying close to family.<p>A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century...<p>Using shipping containers to create affordable housing …

Costa Rica