Jim Hall

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Delta and Equinox Created a Workout That Fights Jet Lag — Here Are the Moves (Video)

You can do these exercises right in your hotel room.<p>Sitting for extended periods on planes and shifting between time zones can take a toll on the …

Jet Lag

My Favorite Command-Line Shortcuts

I use a shell every day. Almost always, I want to repeat a previous command, or repeat it after a slight modification. A very convenient way is to …

Command-line

Build a Realtime Serverless GraphQL API with Websockets on AWS

With the release of AWS AppSync we finally have the ability to create realtime serverless apps on AWS. Previously you were forced to spin up EC2 …

JavaScript

9 Powerful Real-World Applications Of Augmented Reality (AR) Today

The growth of augmented reality (AR) applications in recent years can be attributed to solutions that allow consumers to visualize products and imagine what it might feel like to own the product or experience the service before actually purchasing it. As augmented technology becomes more …

Augmented Reality

Amazing things happened when 206 ugly vacant lots in Philly were landscaped

<b>A new study measured the mental health of Philadelphia residents before and after blighted lots had been converted into green spaces.</b><p>Almost one in …

Mental Health

Three Recent Books On Physics And Philosophy

One of the evergreen topics in my social-media circles has to do with the relationship between physics and philosophy, which generally comes up in the form of accusations that physicists are too dismissive of philosophy. This may be an indication that I need to get out more.<p>The interaction of …

Quantum Mechanics

4 Tips on Being Empathetic in Contentious Negotiations

When negotiating gets tough, empathy can help you get to a breakthrough.<p>Negotiations can be tough, especially if the other person plays hardball. In these instances, understandably, you may want to get in and out as quickly as possible to avoid feelings of discomfort or intimidation. But by rushing …

Emotional Intelligence

Science Says These Are the Sexiest Dance Moves

Chances are, you went to a high school dance at some point in your life. And chances are, there was somebody at that dance you <i>really</i> wanted to …

Dance

Agile software development still more a feel-good term than reality

'It breaks my heart to see the ideas we wrote about in the Agile Manifesto used to make developers' lives worse, instead of better,' a co-author of …

What Happens When Data Scientists and Designers Work Together

Rise Science came to IDEO with a challenge. The young startup had built a robust data platform for college and professional athletes to track their sleep and adjust their behavior so that they played at peak performance. But for the players, the experience was challenging. Rise expected athletes to …

Basic income could work—if you do it Canada-style - MIT Technology Review

Fresh produce<p>Dana Bowman, 56, expresses gratitude for fresh produce at least 10 times in the hour and a half we’re having coffee on a frigid spring …

Income Inequality

This 10-Minute Wake-Up Yoga Flow Is the Perfect Start to Your Morning

Follow along with Krissy Jones, co-founder of New York–based studio Sky Ting.<p>Let’s face it: Some mornings are just rough. But if you have a mere 10 …

Yoga

A debate over plant consciousness is forcing us to confront the limitations of the human mind

The inner life of plants arouses the passions of even the mildest-mannered naturalists. A debate over plant consciousness and intelligence has raged in scientific circles for well over a century—at least since Charles Darwin observed in 1880 that stressed-out flora can’t rest.<p>There’s no doubt that …

Consciousness

24 Anime You Absolutely Need To Watch Before You Die

Classics and new stuff included.

Site Reliability Engineering: Google's Secret Sauce For High Availability And Happy Ops

<i>Hope is not a strategy</i><br>— Traditional SRE saying<p>I've read the book <i>Site Reliability Engineering - How Google Runs Production Systems</i>. I learned a lot, …

17 Science Fiction Books That Forever Changed The Genre

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

Understanding nginx (proxying, reverse proxying, load balancing)

This piece was originally posted on my blog at legobox<p>Many think of Nginx as just a web server, yep it's a web server, and so much more, Nginx is …

Javascript: What Is The Execution Context? What Is The Call Stack?

What is the <b>Execution Context in Javascript</b>?<p>I bet you don't know the answer.<p>What are the most basic components of a programming language?<p>Variables and …

9 Unexpected Ways To Clear Negative Energy From Your Life That Actually Work

When your life gets clouded with negative energy, it can be hard to see through it. It can feel like there's an all-encompassing fog that's never …

Self-help

GitOps: 'Git Push' All the Things

While the idea of cloud-native computing promises to change how modern IT operations work, the idea remains vague for many who work in the …

A Zen Buddhist monk’s simple guide to clean spaces and tidy minds

You are cordially invited to <i>the</i> most important event of the season: A cleanup.<p>Tidying spaces is a great way to create order at work, at home, and in your head, and you needn’t do it alone, according to the Japanese Zen Buddhist monk Shoukei Matsumoto. In his self-help book, <i>A Monk’s Guide to a Clean</i> …

Meditation

From Eta to the IRA, making peace means talking to the enemy | Jonathan Powell

Just as in Northern Ireland, it is thanks to political leaders in Spain engaging with Eta that the terrorist group has now disbanded<p>• Jonathan Powell was chief British negotiator in Northern Ireland, 1997-2007<p>In Belfast three weeks ago we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday …

Northern Ireland

Reconstructing Work

Automation, artificial intelligence, and the essential role of humans<p>Discussions about the future of work often coalesce around one major point of contention: the impact of automation on the workforce. Pessimists believe that humans will be made redundant by artificial intelligence (AI) and robots, …

The Power of Waiting (When You Don’t Know What to Do)

<b>“Waiting is not mere empty hoping. It has the inner certainty of reaching the goal.” ~I Ching</b> <i></i><p>Waiting has a bad rap in modern Western society. It’s …

The ultimate morning routine: Get back over 20 hours per week

The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor, but not in the knowledge working …

Time Management

The Quakers are right. We don’t need God | Simon Jenkins

The group is considering dropping God from its meetings guidance as it makes some feel uncomfortable. This is the new religiosity<p>The Quakers are clearly on to something. At their annual get-together this weekend they are reportedly thinking of dropping God from their “guidance to meetings”. The …

Same-sex Marriage

I'm a Yoga Teacher, and These Are the 15 Poses I Recommend For Weight Loss

Yoga may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you consider shedding fat, getting strong, and losing weight. Even though yoga shouldn't be your <i>only</i> workout if you're trying to change your body and get healthy, it's certainly a great supplemental workout to help you along the way. I've been …

Ditching These Items in My Closet Made Me 100% Happier

Living in a studio apartment forces you to reconsider what you own. Just a month ago, my two closets were filled to the brim—the clothing rods near …

One college finally designed a liberal arts education fit for the future of work

“I consider work sacred,” Clayton Spencer, president of Bates College, said over coffee in London a few weeks ago. She wasn’t talking about her own job, though she clearly loves what she does. She was explaining her conviction that helping students find meaningful work should be an integral part of …

College & University

How to use Bayou – Bayou: Program synthesis powered by Bayesian machine learning

Bayou is a system for automatic generation of API idioms in Java, powered by method called Neural Sketch Learning. Here we walk through the main …