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Explore it with a local: Leeuwarden, the Netherlands’ capital of culture

The best way to see this year’s joint European Capital of Culture is to ask the residents to show you their city – for free<p>It’s just after 10am and I’m cycling through the narrow cobblestone streets of Leeuwarden in the Netherlands, past canals with ivy-covered banks and perfectly preserved …

European Travel

Only 2% of people can solve this Einstein riddle — see if you can figure it out

There's nothing like a good riddle to stimulate your mind and give you an excuse to channel your inner Sherlock Holmes. Sure, the thrill of solving puzzles may not give you the adrenaline rush of a skydive, but regularly doing logic and crossword puzzles can keep your brain young as you age. And …

Mathematics

How to Earn Passive Income: 15 Ways to Consider

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might …

Stocks

Gorgeous and Emotional Female Portraits by Kevin Mathison

<b>Kevin Mathison</b> is an professional photographer and retoucher currently based in Torrance, California, USA. Kevin focuses on portraiture, he shoots …

Photography

'Whinge less, people!': Life advice from a 27-year-old woman dying from cancer is going viral for all the right reasons

A post written by a 27-year-old Australian woman who died of cancer last week has gone viral on Facebook with more than 50,000 shares and 60,000 likes.<p>Holly Butcher from Grafton, Australia, suffered from Ewing's sarcoma, which is often found in the bone and surrounding soft tissue.<p>She wrote the …

Viral

Portfolio With High Returns Uncorrelated To The U.S. Equities Market

A portfolio with QQQ, TLT, XIV and ZIV, managed on relative strength, had an annual return of 37.76% over the seven-year period from 2011 to 2017.<p>The …

16 mental models for founders and leaders

Think of mental models as the operating systems (OS) that run in the background of your brain. They’re always running—and you’ve put them together, either consciously or subconsciously, from your experiences and information.<p>Mental models give you a perspective or a frame of mind with which to view …

Vitalik Buterin

7 strategies that can help make your relationship happier in 10 minutes or less

Relationships take work. A lot of work. But a week at a couples' retreat — while potentially nice — isn't the only way to reestablish intimacy.<p>You have multiple opportunities every day to show your partner you care, get to know them better, and defuse petty arguments.<p>Below, find seven strategies …

Happiness

Buyer's Guide: Top 20 Hacker Holiday Gifts for Christmas 2017

Hackers can be notoriously difficult to buy gifts for, so we've curated a list of the top 20 most popular items Null Byte readers are buying during …

Design thinking, explained

Solve any business problem with this approach.<p>By Rebecca Linke | September 14, 2017<p>Graphic design by Mimi Phan<p>Why It Matters<p>Coming up with an idea is …

A former manager at Target became a millionaire using one of Wall Street's favorite trades

Just ask Seth M. Golden, who previously worked as a logistics manager at a Target store.<p>The 40-year-old, who lives in a suburb of Ocala, Florida, says he's grown his net worth from $500,000 to $12 million in five years by shorting the CBOE Volatility Index— or VIX — according to a report from …

Stock Markets

Steve Jobs was successful because he mastered 'deep work' — here's how you can, too

Most of us might think that paying that much for a bottle of hooch is a bit ridiculous, but there is a reason it costs so much.<p>It took Bob Dalgarno, the master whisky maker behind the M, more than two years to craft, and it contains a blend of the world's finest whiskeys—some which date back to …

Walter Isaacson

7 great tools for testing your responsive web designs

Every modern web designer should know the principles of responsive web design – how to get your sites to render perfectly on whatever device or …

Web Design

27 Magical Places You Won't Believe Are Actually In Melbourne

It's time to get out and explore what's in your backyard.

Brothels and blossom: Japan's grandest journey – in pictures

From mystical mountains to snowy passes, from samurai swordsmen to sex workers in shop windows, two woodblock artists in the 1830s depicted the astonishing sights on the ancient route from Edo to Kyoto

10 Simple Strategies to Control Your Anxiety

Any time you’re overcome with stress or anxiety, just follow these steps to stay calm, empower yourself, and regain control.<p>The ability to manage …

Emotional Intelligence

17 Places Every Landscape Photographer Should Visit At Least Once

Marco Grassi, born and raised in the northwest of Italy, is an award winning photographer focused on landscape and travel photography, a 500px Brand …

New Zealand

以色列 Rav-Kav Card 及旅遊攻略 (2017年6月)

<b>Rav-Kav: Israel's Travel Card</b><p>以色列的乘車儲值卡 (類似香港的八達通,見網上亦叫做台灣的悠遊卡),不過只可以坐車用,大部份巴士、輕便鐵路及城際長途巴士都適用。<p>好處:<br>1. 增值時有八折優惠,最低消費增值 30.0元,會贈送多7.5元,總增值額有37.5元,另外還可以選擇更高 …

10 Management Lessons They Don't Teach You in Business School

Here's how you can be the manager you always wanted. The best-of-the-best don't always follow conventional wisdom.<p>I've been a manager in business for many years, and like most of you, I've also had my share of bad managers, as well as a few good ones.<p>As a result, I'm certainly convinced that …

Leadership

How Ethereum became the platform of choice for ICO’d digital assets

For most of the history of blockchain-based currencies and assets, the story has been all about Bitcoin. At a market capitalization of around $40 billion, it remains the most valuable cryptocurrency.<p>But with the rise of a new ‘chain on the — ahem — block, namely Ethereum, and new ways to fund the …

Blockchains are the new Linux, not the new Internet

Cryptocurrencies are booming beyond belief. Bitcoin is up sevenfold, to $2,500, in the last year. Three weeks ago the redoubtable Vinay Gupta, who led Ethereum’s initial release, published an essay entitled “What Does Ether At $100 Mean?” Since then it has doubled. Too many altcoins to name have …

Blockchain

The 50 best computer science schools in the world

A computer science degree from a top university can help graduates land their dream job at companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook.<p>But which computer science courses are the best ones to try and to get onto if you want to impress employers?<p>Using the QS World University Rankings 2017, we took a …

eLearning

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Here are all the things you can ask Alexa to do. (Dad jokes included.)<p>Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the …

The head of the world's largest hedge fund explains how he learned to invest

In an interview with Business Insider's global editor in chief Henry Blodget on "The Bottom Line," BI's new weekly business show, Dalio laid out the fundamental investment philosophy that led to Bridgewater's becoming the world's largest hedge fund in 2005.<p>It's maintained that position ever since, …

Markets

櫻花季即將來臨 全台15個人氣賞櫻名所懶人包

旅遊中心/綜合報導<p>就在農曆春節即將結束之際,各地的櫻花也漸漸綻放了,美麗的櫻花季即將展開序幕,像是超人氣的賞櫻名所武陵農場櫻花季是在2月11日開始,而九族文化村的櫻花季則是從2月2日就開跑,想欣賞美麗的櫻花嗎?《ETtoday東森新聞雲》整理出全台15個賞櫻名所給大家參考看看。

A Comprehensive Color Theory Guide for Photographers

We talk about composition a lot, but have you ever really dived into the subject of color theory and thought about how it applies to your …

Photography

Web Development Top 10 for the Past Year (v.2017)

<b>For the past year</b>, we’ve ranked nearly 13,500 Web Development articles to pick the Top 10 stories (0.074% chance) that can help you prepare your web …

Git

Read the full transcript of President Obama's farewell speech

Here is an unedited transcript of<p>President Obama’s prepared remarks during his farewell address in Chicago, as provided by the White House.<p>---<p>It's good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we've received over the past few weeks. But tonight …

Political Science

A sleep doctor says 4 types of animals represent how people sleep — and these are the ideal daily routines for each

When it comes to health and productivity, it's not just about what you do — eating right, exercising, and working hard — it's also about <i>when</i> you do it.<p>Chronobiology is the study of internal clocks, how they differ among people, and how you can adjust your daily schedule to suit your unique …

Time Management

Handling Non Functional Requirements in User Stories

For Training, Coaching, and Consulting engagements, please contact me for details on how I can help your organization.<p><b>Please Note:</b> User Stories are …

Project Management