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The Surface Studio Story: How Microsoft Reimagined The Desktop PC For Creativity

A 28-inch screen, a very special hinge, and a new type of input device add up to an experience conceived with artists and designers in mind.<p>“Lean on it!”<p>Panos Panay, Microsoft’s hardware chief, is gesturing toward the company’s newest Surface device. Confused, I ask him what he means. “Lean on …

Pauline Hanson and Sam Dastyari clash over Islam on ABC's Q&A

One Nation leader defends views on Islam as Labor senator demands to know whether she would have barred his five-year-old self from Australia<p>Twenty minutes into ABC’s Q&A program, Pauline Hanson realised she was sitting next to a Muslim.<p>The Muslim in question was Sam Dastyari, a Labor senator for …

Australia

Gabriel García Márquez’s Formative Reading List: 24 Books That Shaped One of Humanity’s Greatest Writers

“Life is not what one lived, but what one remembers and how one remembers it in order to recount it.”<p>The most reliable portal into another’s psyche is the mental library of that person’s favorite books — those foundational idea-bricks of which we build the home for our interior lives, the integral …

Literature

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

Hemingway’s Advice on Writing, Ambition, the Art of Revision, and His Reading List of Essential Books for Aspiring Writers

“In any art you’re allowed to steal anything if you can make it better.”<p><i>“As a writer you should not judge. You should understand,”</i> <b>Ernest Hemingway</b> (July 21, 1899–July 2, 1961) counseled in his 1935 <i>Esquire</i> compendium of writing advice, addressed to an archetypal young correspondent but based on a …

Literature

‘My conscience has started to revolt’: A Zee News producer quits over channel’s handling of JNU row

Vishwa Deepak resigned over what he says were grave lapses in the way Zee News covered the JNU sedition case.<p>Watching TV coverage of the Jawaharlal …

5 Simple Exercises To Fix The Damage Your Desk Job Does

It’s been said that sitting is the new smoking, but chances are you’re not giving up your desk job, so here’s how to undo the damage.<p>We go to work hoping our days spent at the office will challenge us professionally, but in reality, living the 9-to-5 (or 6 or 7) desk jockey life can be demanding on …

Gravitational waves are our window into the early universe

"We have detected gravitational waves. We did it," David Reitze, executive director of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), said at a press conference in Washington on Thursday. Reitze has good reason to be excited. LIGO's find is a huge, Nobel Prize-worthy accomplishment …

The Week in Review: Einstein’s Gravitational Waves Theory Confirmed

A team of physicists announced their “biggest scientific breakthrough” on Thursday, as Albert Einstein’s gravitational waves theory was proven correct. The scientists, from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration, confirmed that distortions in space, …

Gravitational Waves

5 Steps to Ensure That You Thrive in Your New Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes," Benjamin Franklin famously said. But maybe it’s time to update the quote. I’d say that for most of us it would be more accurate to say, “In this world, nothing …

George Orwell’s Animal Farm Illustrated by Ralph Steadman

In 1995, more than twenty years after his irreverent illustrations for <i>Alice in Wonderland</i>, the beloved British cartoonist <b>Ralph Steadman</b> put his singular twist on a very different kind of literary beast, one of the most controversial books ever published. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the …

The Best Children’s Books of 2015

From power-hungry sheep to power-hungry tigers, by way of ghosts, E.E. Cummings, and the unseen Dr. Seuss.<p><i>“I don’t write for children,”</i> Maurice Sendak scoffed in his final interview. <i>“I write — and somebody says, ‘That’s for children!’”</i> Some generations earlier, J.R.R. Tolkien vehemently asserted …

Literature

The Best Western Movies as Suggested by Readers | The Art of Manliness

A couple years ago, we compiled a list of the 17 best Western films ever made. As with all such lists, readers were quick to chime in with those …

15 Best Books Read by the AoM Team in 2015 | The Art of Manliness

Here at the Art of Manliness, we’re big believers in the brain-boosting, character-expanding, enjoyment-inducing power of books. Kate, Jeremy, and I …

7 Habits of Highly Ineffective People

5. They want change without having to change.<p>Stephen Covey taught us the habits of highly effective people. We learned them, we applied them, and we …

Anatomy of a Winning Resume

Searching for jobs is a daunting task for many, so it's imperative your resume is in tip-top shape.<p>With 25% of human-resources managers receiving 50 …

How to Write a Thank You Note | The Art of Manliness

Gratitude is a virtue every man should cultivate. Yet gratitude means nothing if you haven’t mastered the art of expressing it. A man should use …

Tony Abbott's Margaret Thatcher Lecture

"Implicitly or explicitly, the imperative to 'love your neighbour as you love yourself' is at the heart of every Western polity," he said in his …

Australia

You Need to Read These 10 Mind-Expanding Books | Inc.com

<i>What are some books that expand your mind? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Bokhari, host of The Meaningful Show podcast, blogger at deanbokhari.com, on Quora:</b><p>Reading is fun. Reading is powerful.<p>And reading has served me so well that I'd say it …

Self-improvement

Productivity Experts Share Their 10 Best Tips for A Morning Routine Makeover

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to getting the most out of the first hours of the day, so we found 10 solutions to choose from.<p>“The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day,” said 19th-century social reformer Henry Ward Beecher, and a couple of centuries later, the sentiment still …

Why Isis fights

For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish border and the deserts of Iraq, which hardly seemed likely to shape the fate of nations. A weathered sign at its entrance said 4,000 people lived there, most of …

Middle East

How I chose the right programming language for Data Science

<i>Which programming language should I learn for getting started in data science?</i><p>That’s one of the most popular question for anyone who is getting …

Why exactly procrastinators procrastinate

<i>This post originally appeared at WaitButWhy.com.</i><p><b>pro-cras-ti-na-tion</b> |prəˌkrastəˈnāSHən, prō-|<br>noun<br>the action of delaying or postponing something: <i>your first tip is to avoid procrastination</i>.<p>Who would have thought that after decades of struggle with procrastination, the dictionary, of all places, would …

Procrastination

The Fully Immersive Mind of Oliver Sacks

<i>Pioneering neurologist and author Oliver Sacks died Sunday, August 30 at age 82. In his writings about patients' sometimes bizarre case studies—which</i> …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ review: the curvy 'iPhone 6 Plus killer'

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is Samsung’s latest phablet. It comes with the same curved screen edges that its little cousin, the S6 Edge, debuted as well as an eye-watering price tag.<p>With the S6 Edge+ Samsung is really posing a simple question: is a 5.7in screen better than a 5.1in one? Almost everything …

Phones

George Bernard Shaw on Marriage, the Oppression of Women, and the Hypocrisies of Monogamy

For Darwin, matrimony was the victor of a careful and comical weighing of pros and cons; for Susan Sontag, “an institution committed to the dulling of the feelings”; for Charles and Ray Eames, a fairy tale of creative partnership; for Amelia Earhart, the product of medieval ideals which she was …

How to Pass a Job Interview

Interviews are sometimes your one and only chance at making a good first impression and sell yourself as a viable candidate for a job. Spending a bit …

Everything to Know About Greece's Debt Vote

<b>Q. Why and when are the Greeks voting on this referendum?</b><p>A. The Greek government called the referendum because it failed to get acceptable terms for …

Europe