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How mindfulness plays havoc with memory

The practice can disrupt the brain’s ability to tell the difference between real and false memories, scientists find<p>Mindfulness, the form of meditation embraced by business leaders, celebrities and the NHS, might not be so beneficial for the mind after all, according to research.<p>The practice, which …

Mindfulness

Don’t Be a Slave

<i>Read as a Google Doc (feel free to suggest edits), or download and print out the PDF.</i><p>—<p>I am a slave. I am a slave to others’ opinions of me. I am a …

Street Photography

10 Steps to Starting a Business While Keeping Your Full-Time Job

A practical guide to minimizing risk and maximizing success while living the entrepreneurial dream.<p>A few years ago, I published a post on starting a business while keeping your full-time job. I listed a number of reasons why this makes sense. I even included some practical steps.<p>But I didn’t go far …

18 Brilliant Books You Won't Want To Miss This Summer

The year 2015 has already given us a new Toni Morrison masterpiece and a brilliant sophomore opus from Hanya Yanagihara, as well as a few dazzling debuts, but the summer ahead looks no less promising. We've compiled a few of the enticing reads we're most excited for in the next few, hopefully …

Books

A Hilarious Collection of CSS Puns & Jokes

Most web design languages tend to be quite sober. We can’t help that; we’re very serious about what we do. HTML. PHP. JavaScript. Not even a little …

Apple becomes first company worth $700bn

Apple set a record by becoming the first company to be valued at $700bn (£446bn). The iPhone maker was already the world’s most valuable business, but in early trading its shares rose nearly 1% to $119.75, giving it a market capitalisation of $701.7bn. This is higher than the GDP of all but the top …

Steven Gerrard and the 'top, top' chop

• <i>Originally published in</i> <i>Eight By Eight magazine</i><p>Last October, 500 journalists attended the Institute of Directors on London's Pall Mall to witness history in the making: the launch of Sir Alex Ferguson's second autobiography. The crowd, the imperial setting, and the sense of anticipation spoke of …

Why Google doesn’t care about college degrees, in 5 quotes

Google isn’t big on college degrees, although the search giant is inundated with applicants touting perfect GPAs from Ivy League schools.<p>Google’s chairman and head of hiring, Laszlo Bock, has given a few insights in the <i>New York Times</i> on how he sorts through a multitude of bright applicants.<p>The …

Why bother to text your girl when BroApp can do it for you?

You know how you often tell your one true love that she's your one true love?<p>Does she know that the "one" isn't true, making the "true" not true either?<p>I only ask because your, um, bros in tech have your back. They understand. Indeed, not only do they understand, but they want to help.<p>Some tech …

Congrats WhatsApp! Here Is How the Other 99% of Startups Get It Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Hooray, another multi-billion dollar acquisition!"<p>I’m sure most entrepreneurs didn’t wake up exclaiming that when they found out WhatsApp was purchased by Facebook. While the news is great, and we’re bound to see a few more Lamborghinis …

Small Business

How iOS 7 Helped Me Kick My Jailbreaking Addiction

The Top 20 Street Style Moments 2013

From the off-beat style of Copenhagen to the reverence of Couture, sunny disposition of Art Basel and general showmanship of the main season shows, Diego Zuko captured a memorable year in street style.<p>From the off-beat style of Copenhagen to the reverence of Couture, sunny disposition of Art Basel …

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

Scribe makes it easy to copy and paste from your Mac to your iPhone

It's surprisingly difficult to get a snippet of text — be it an address, a phone number, or a link — from a Mac over to an iPhone. A number of apps have tried to make it simple, but few have made it quite so easy as Scribe. Launching today, Scribe pairs a lightweight Mac app with a simple but smart …

Top 10 Books For Advanced Level Java Developers

Java is one of the most popular programming language nowadays. There are plenty of books for beginners. But to those who have programmed with Java …

Using JDK 8 to get a sum of a list

Using JDK 8 to get a sum of a list<p>Another interview question, another chance to play with Java 8: “Given an array of integers (positive or negative) …

Marrying Socket.IO Client with Java EE 7’s WebSocket

Socket.IO is a JavaScript library that uses a variety of transport (WebSocket, XHR polling, etc) to allow you to develop real-time web application. …

Call It “Artisanal,” And 5 Other Ways To Crush Self-Publishing

When former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki submitted what he believed was a perfect manuscript to a professional copyeditor, the editor found 1,500 errors. So he knows a thing or two (or 1,500) about how to self-publish the right way. Read on for his tips, including why you’ll want to start with a …

Writing

Spring MVC Form Validation (With Annotations)

This post provides a simple example of a HTML form validation. It is based on the Spring MVC With Annotations example. The code is available on …

Evaluating new frameworks, libraries and technologies

Introduction<p>New frameworks and libraries are developed so fast it is nearly impossible to evaluate all of them. This can make it hard to judge …

STAR WARS Nativity Scene

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Trailer

The Top 5 Action Scenes of 2013 – /Film

All things considered, 2013 was a pretty great year for cinema. But it was a particularly good year for action film fans. With a few exceptions, most …

Movies

Spring Data JDBC generic DAO implementation – most lightweight ORM ever

I am thrilled to announce first version of my <b>Spring Data JDBC repository</b> project. The purpose of this open source library is to provide generic, …

WebSocket and Java

WebSocket is a cool new(ish) technology that allows real-time, two-way communication between the browser and the server, with almost no overhead. …

Architect Bypasses Mortgage Payments, Builds a Tiny Home

Idaho-based architect Macy Miller longed for a place of her own, but didn't want the burdensome cost of mortgage payments and decided to construct her own compact home. After having a dream back in 2011, Miller mustered up the initiative to design her small yet efficient home known as <i>Tiny House</i>. …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Console War Is Still Too Close To Call

Not that long ago I wrote that the console wars are just getting started. At the time, I said that it would be months if not longer before we had a clear picture of the “winner” in the war for the modern living room. This seems to be playing out right on schedule.<p>Since their respective …

10 Reasons Why I Want You To Have My Personal Data

In this week’s invasion-of-our-privacy news:<p>South Korea’s LG Electronics said it would correct a “bug” on some of its smart TVs after admitting they send information about viewers back to the company without their permission.<br>• JPMorgan Chase & Co. warned some 465,000 holders of prepaid cash cards …