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'Kids introducing themselves': An enthusiastic '80s meme is taking over

A strange '80s television moment is being launched into meme status, and like so many viral videos, it's reached many'a procrastinating …

Why do we give robots female names? Because we don't want to consider their feelings

How we gender robots is not an abstract, academic issue: the link between how we treat "fembots" and human women is real.<p>Why are so many robots …

The 11 Step Ultimate Guide: How to Build a Niche Website That Can Make $2,985 a Month

If you are learning about building niche websites, then you've just landed on the only resource you will need to get started.Today, I am going to …

Marketing

Panel: What does the US election result say about misogyny?

Patricia Williams: Race and sex stoke deep responses in the American psyche<p>Many years ago the great oral historian Studs Terkel recounted a story told to him by a woman who’d been molested by a relative as a child. She’d tried to tell her mother but no one would believe her. Yet one day when she …

Feminism

How to Earn Money While You Sleep: A Step-By-Step Guide to Building a Drop-Ship Side Hustle

Wake up to new orders in your inbox every day without ever handling any inventory.<p>A few years ago, I started an e-commerce store that allowed me to earn extra income in a fairly passive manner. Getting the business off the ground required time and effort, but it didn't cost me any money.<p>And within …

The Glory Days of the Web

For the past couple of years, there have been a number of pieces lamenting the current state of Web development: It’s gotten pretty complicated. Very …

An MIT Scientist Claims That This Pill Is the Fountain of Youth

I recently received in the mail a small cardboard box, solidly constructed and colored a subtle metallic gray, from the future. ELYSIUM HEALTH was …

Peter Thiel

How Screen Addiction Is Damaging Kids' Brains

"I've worked with hundreds of heroin addicts and crystal meth addicts, and what I can say is that it's easier to treat a heroin addict than a true screen addict," says Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, author of 'Glow Kids.'<p>In the 80s, Graham Nash from Crosby Stills & Nash appeared on MTV for an interview. …

The creators of 'Stranger Things' still have lots of stories they want to tell in season 2

<b>Warning: Potential spoilers ahead for season one of "Stranger Things."</b><p>For those of you who devoured the first season of the Netflix original series "Stranger Things," you probably have a few questions about the main characters that you're <i>dying</i> to have answered.<p>Most of the loose ends are tied up, …

TV

Here are the references to '80s movies in Netflix's great new show 'Stranger Things'

The series that's been called a "Frankenstein's monster of '80s influences" includes nods to, among many others, "Alien," "Firestarter," "The Goonies," and most of all "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial."<p>To see just how often "Stranger Things" tips its hat to the sci-fi, horror, and fantasy classics …

11 Questions Stranger Things Still Needs to Answer

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Health Care

The Quiet Crisis unfolding in Software Development – Bill Jordan – Medium

The Quiet Crisis unfolding in Software Development<p>About Me<p>I’ve been working in software development for twenty-eight years. My current position is …

The Workplace

Want to Be Unforgettable? Science Says Do This

People forget up to 90 percent of what you communicate. Fortunately, there's something you can do about that.<p>Believe it or not, researchers have found that we forget up to 90 percent of the new information we receive--whether it's in a one-on-one meeting with our boss, or in a large industry …

From Pages to Patterns: An Exercise for Everyone

Language defines the life of components. A “blue button” will work until the button is no longer blue—and then the name won’t make sense anymore. The …

Web Development

What’s new for designers, May 2016

In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included website builders, new CMSs, CSS frameworks, pattern guides, color …

Why Iron Man Recruits Spider-Man to Fight Captain America in CIVIL WAR

Magic Happens When You Just Ship It (Avoid the Big Reveal)

You’ve been hidden away all week just cranking away. Making progress. Getting shit done. And now it’s time to show a customer, client or co-worker …

Why You Open Too Many Browser Tabs And How To Stop It

Are you a digital packrat? Specifically, are you the type of person that has 50 browser tabs open all the time? The top bar of your browser is so …

Social Media

Software people: You get what you pay for

What's more important: programmers who are really good, really productive and consistently turn out high-quality code that helps the business? Or software managers, whose technical skills are not at issue, and whose job is to hire and manage programmers? Or, if they're <b>really</b> important, they hire …

Project Management

Lessons Learned From A First-Time Appreneur

The conversation excerpts that follow highlight ten lessons for first-time app entrepreneurs, which I hope will be helpful for readers who are …

Brain scans reveal how LSD affects consciousness

Drug researcher David Nutt discusses brain-imaging studies with hallucinogens.<p>Researchers have published the first images showing the effects of LSD …

The 22 best political movies ever, ranked

One of the best political movies ever made, "All the President's Men," just celebrated its 40th anniversary. In honor of the occasion, and with the backdrop of the election, we thought it was a good time to rank the greatest the genre has produced.<p>Here are the top 22.

Universal Pictures

This 'Super Mario World' Hacker Wins

<i>A version of this post titled “Super Hacker Bros.” originally appeared in the Cyber Saturday edition of Data Sheet,</i> Fortune’s <i>daily tech …