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7 books that taught me how to code

As you might read in my recent post - coding without Google - I've started learning to program mostly from books. In the beginning, I read them from …

What to Stream This Weekend: Classics That Were Unappreciated in Their Time

May 15th was the thirtieth anniversary of a crucial release: Elaine May’s “<b>Ishtar</b>,” a great film in itself but a catastrophe in terms of the benighted critical response and the modest box-office returns, which ended her career as a director (so far, at least). May is one of the comedic—and, for …

After building my first React Native app, I’m now convinced it’s the future.

After a few weeks of playing around with React Native, I just came away with my first real mobile app. It’s fairly simple, but it only took me a few …

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Explore Opportunity<p>Internet researchers can work as Independent Research Consultants or with individuals or companies to gather, synthesize and …

Project Management

The Podcasts We’re Streaming Now

Spending hours in your car is pretty much the norm here in LA, but, for many of us, one of the things that makes a commute undeniably better is …

The Film That Yields Nothing on a Second Viewing—or a First

The Web site for the home-entertainment company Criterion has a feature in which well-known fans list their favorite works from the collection. Unsurprisingly, given that Criterion tends to attract obsessives, there’s an emphasis on the act of rewatching—references to having seen a film “forty …

Discover a Niche and Sell It Online

• <b>Author:</b> Jeannie Pitt<p>You know there are ways to earn a living online, working from your living room. You’ve heard the success stories and your gut says ‘I can do this!’<p>But after some research, you’ve found that there’s a huge learning curve and you might be left wondering if you have what it takes …

How to watch movies and read books more intelligently, according to New York’s most powerful critics

Sometimes it seems we’ll never get back to the blissful college days of doing nothing but reading, thinking, and discussing. (Or drinking while discussing. Or drinking while not discussing.) The farther you get along in career and family, the more you wonder: Will I ever find time to finish (or …

Books

Attention film nerds: here are the 10 best structured movies of all time

There are a myriad of lenses through which one can view and judge a film, from the dialogue or action all the way down to its cinematography. But one …

Die Hard

The 15 Best Podcasts for New Entrepreneurs

It’s an age-old debate: are true entrepreneurs born with a certain spirit and mindset that drives them with a need to create something and succeed …

Entrepreneurship

Raspberry Pi Zero is a tiny computer that costs only $5

When Raspberry Pi first arrived in 2012, it was revolutionary not because of its computing power — although, for a credit card-sized PC, it was …

HP’s new $899 Elite x2 1012 tablet is a Surface competitor for the enterprise

HP today unveiled the Elite x2 1012, a new two-in-one tablet that looks a lot like the recently announced $799 Spectre x2 tablet but is designed for people working at big companies. It’s HP’s clearest answer yet to Microsoft’s Surface line, which now has more than 5,000 resellers.<p>The base model of …

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You Should Be Coding in Your Physics Course

It's near the start of a new semester of physics. Many faculty are working on their plans for introductory physics courses. How many tests should …

45 free online classes you can take (and finish) by the end of this year

No matter where you're at in your career, learning something new can only help you. Looking for a new job? A unique skill could easily set you apart …

Learning

Are You Good At Public Speaking?

Most people hate public speaking. Luckily, there are a few tricks and guidelines to help us get over our fear and become dynamic and engaging speakers. Is it better to prepare and read through every line of your presentation, or to save room for spontaneity? Is it preferable to stay in one fixed …

Baby is big fan of literature, cries every time a book ends

Finishing a great book can be a bittersweet experience. For this baby, it's cause for tears.<p>It doesn't matter what the book is — <i>Baby Animals</i>, <i>The Very</i> …

19 travel destinations for 2016 — and what to read while you're there

It's never too soon to start planning your next trip.<p>It's always good to have something to look forward to, and taking one trip invariably leads us …

4 awesome (free) apps that'll pump some life into your job search

You already know that the key to finding a new job involves a combination of laser focus, active networking, fast follow-up, and diligent searching. …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature

Here’s how a filmmaker shot his critically-acclaimed movie using just an iPhone

Baker enjoys telling stories set in real settings, casting actors with little to no experience, and exploring stories you've likely never seen before on the big screen. That can range from a New York garment district wholesaler dealing with fatherhood ("Price of Broadway") to a porn actress …

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

5 Free Apps To Help Turn Your Passion Into Profit

Create a business plan, build a website, protect your business, and more.<p>Many a personal pursuit has the potential to be the basis of a successful company. (Just ask Steve Wozniak, who designed computers for fun before Apple started mass-producing his creations.) If you’ve got a pastime, these …

13 graphic novels every memoir lover should read

Looking for a book that offers something different — something a little more rooted in reality? These graphic novel memoirs are as lively and …

13 Sci-Fi Movies That Redefine the Genre

This weekend, "Chappie," a wonderful new science-fiction film about an embryonic sentient robot that is kidnapped and trained by a pair of low-level gangsters in a futuristic South Africa, comes out nationwide (for added visual oomph, go see it in IMAX). As you can tell from the description, …

Science Fiction

5 hot Raspberry Pi projects for Mac geeks

The credit-card-size Raspberry Pi has taken the tech world by storm. Thousands of geeky kids and adults use the tiny, low-cost computer boards to learn about coding and create fun projects like motion detectors, birdhouses that tweet when birds are present, and mini weather stations.<p>You, too, can …

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21 page-turning books that captivated readers in 2014

2014 was a good year for first-time authors.<p>Relatively unknown writers turned out promising book debuts, and beloved entertainers and Internet …

The Best of 2014 Movies, Books, Music and More: A List of Year-End Lists

What were the best movies of 2014? What 2014 TV shows should you catch up on? What were 2014's biggest songs? And why trust just one outlet for …

Top 10

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Guy Spier: "The Education of a Value Investor" | Talks at Google

Best ever cooperative boardgames

<b>Joshua Glenn</b> and <b>Elizabeth Foy Larsen</b> recommend their favorite cooperative board games.<p>Cooperative boardgames require some mental readjustment. Your …