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‘Find Your Passion’ Is Awful Advice

A major new study questions the common wisdom about how we should choose our careers.<p>Carol Dweck, a psychology professor at Stanford University, remembers asking an undergraduate seminar recently, “How many of you are waiting to find your passion?”<p>“Almost all of them raised their hand and got …

Self-improvement

Heat Maps Reveal Record-Breaking Temperatures Across the Globe

This week was brutal.<p>Cities across the Northern Hemisphere witnessed exceptionally high heat this week, with records breaking in North America, …

Global Warming

Which Leading Artificial Intelligence Course Should You Take and What Should You Do After?

I graduated from Udacity’s Deep Learning Nanodegree (DLND) late last year and Andrew Ng’s deeplearning.ai specialization wrapped up for me in …

Machine Learning

Understanding Screenwriting from the Script Up

Film historian and author Tom Stempel continues his long-standing “Understanding Screenwriting” column on Script’s site, exploring current and past …

Writing

Rachel Maddow’s on-air breakdown reveals the empathy gap in politics

The MSNBC host received breaking news during her show and ended up in tears over it.<p>Out of Tuesday evening’s vast morass of morbid cable news emerged an apex example of the empathy gap between America’s two political parties.<p>On one pole, Fox News, a clash of ideas over Trump’s new child …

Donald Trump

Right-wing media are rallying to defend the Trump administration’s inhumane separation of families at the border

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters<br>The Trump administration is separating immigrant children from their parents or legal guardians after they cross the …

Immigration

How this 34-year-old dad made $1 million off a simple Fiverr side hustle

A little over five years ago, Joel Young found himself in a situation many American families are facing: He was deeply in debt with an unpredictable …

Entrepreneurship

Trumpism’s Tipping Point

Sometimes, we forget where we are. Momentary amnesia is the most charitable explanation for Donald Trump saluting North Korea’s uniformed defense …

Donald Trump

Dear Journalists, Stop Being Loudspeakers for Liars

An open letter to newsrooms everywhere<p>Please, just stop.<p>Please stop giving live airtime to liars. Stop publishing their lies.<p>Please examine what …

Journalism

A Scary Example of Trump Supporter Delusion

Trump’s 'lack of decorum, dignity, and statesmanship' By Marshall Kamena, Mayor of Livermore, CA.<p>My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent …

Donald Trump

Here Are 4 Hard-Hitting Cartoons a Pro-Trump Newspaper Tried to Bury

On Thursday, veteran editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers was abruptly fired from the <i>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</i> after a string of anti-Trump illustrations …

Donald Trump

This custom tiny home features a surprisingly spacious interior

Creating a comfortable living space is the always first challenge of tiny home design. Although many people decide to forgo a spacious sleeping area …

Living Rooms

Reporters thought this video was North Korea propaganda. It came from the White House.

Reporters crowded into a Singapore auditorium Tuesday, expecting President Trump to walk out and announce the results of his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.<p>Suddenly, two huge screens on either side of the empty podium came to life. Soaring music boomed over the speakers, and …

North Korea

It’s easier than you think to craft AI tools without typing a line of code

A lot of companies are trying to make it easier to use artificial intelligence, but few are making it as simple as Lobe. The startup, which launched earlier this year, offers users a clean drag-and-drop interface for building deep learning algorithms from scratch. It’s mainly focused on machine …

Machine Learning

Canada and America are cousins. We don't stab each other in the back | Margaret MacMillan

Our values, or so we used to think, are much the same. Yet over the past few decades a gap has been slowly opening<p>So that is now the role of American allies – to shower praise on the Great Leader?<p>What has just happened to Canada?<p>Bewilderment. Fear. Anger. Hurt. Canadians today are struggling to …

Canada

Today’s best political cartoons

‘Shut the lights off, say no more’: Nursery rhyme prepares kindergartners for lockdowns

It’s not unusual for the walls of a kindergarten classroom to be plastered with colorful posters.<p>But a poster in a Somerville, Mass., school caught the attention of Georgy Cohen and her husband, Rick Healey — and it didn’t have anything to do with ABCs or washing your hands.<p>Handwritten in …

High School

Despite all the warnings, we are normalising Donald Trump | Gary Younge

During the presidential election the Huffington Post’s US site carried the following editor’s note at the end of every story about the Republican nominee: “Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly …

Donald Trump

This Mindblowing Video of The Moon Coming Down to Earth Is Totally Real

What is happening!?<p>One minute, you're chilling on a mountain. The next you're being dwarfed by the biggest Moon you've ever seen - one that seems to …

A Beginner’s Guide to Voice UX Prototyping

You're reading A Beginner’s Guide to Voice UX Prototyping, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

How heavy use of social media is linked to mental illness

MAY 20th will mark the end of “mental-health awareness week”, a campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation, a British charity. Roughly a quarter of …

Mental Health

Cultivating Originality In Photography

Find what makes you unique in a world full of sameness<p>“I will not choose what many men desire because I will not jump with common spirits and rank me …

8 Surprising Strategies for Unstoppable Focus

Beat distraction for good.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s microwave society—where more data is created in one year than the last 5,000 years—it’s a herculean task to stay focused. Getting distracted may seem innocuous, but the consequences are …

How Parents Can Predict Their Kids’ Future Careers

Kids don't know what they want to be so, if you're genuinely curious, it's best to ask them different kinds of questions.<p>Realistic (R)<p>I like to work …

Kids

Introducing the Facebook Field Guide to Machine Learning video series

<i>The Facebook Field Guide to Machine Learning is a six-part video series developed by the Facebook ads machine learning team. The series shares best</i> …

Movies depicted as fields of colored lines

The Colors of Motion creates abstract images by sampling the distinctive colors of frames and then stacking them as individual horizontal lines. This …

This 400 Square Foot 'Tiny House' is My Dream Home

Here at Apartment Therapy, we write about tiny houses a whole lot. Sometimes, I find myself wondering if we've reached peak tiny house. Are these …

One of The Most Frightening Climate Change Predictions Seems to Be Already Happening

Oh no oh no oh no...<p>Two years ago, former NASA climate scientist James Hansen and a number of colleagues laid out a dire scenario in which gigantic …

Understanding Dan Harmon's Story Circle Through the Lens of 'The Dark Knight'

Even an ostensibly complex story like "The Dark Knight" follows the simple curve of the Story Circle.Story structure can be a difficult beast to …

People Who Have “Too Many Interests” Are More Likely To Be Successful According To Research

<b>The most comprehensive case that has ever been made for why nearly everyone should become a polymath in a modern knowledge economy.</b><p>“Jack of all …

Creativity