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Top 20 Projects on Github

Well, you don't necessarily have to read this post to figure out the most starred projects on Github. You can easily do it by searching stars:>5000 …

JavaScript

Blockchain Is the Future, But It's Confusing. Here's an Explanation in Plain English

Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>You keep hearing the word and it isn't going away. You admit defeat of your lack of knowledge and find yourself Googling "What is …

Blockchain

Netflix Has Secret Codes to Unlock Hidden Shows and Movies

It's time to re-up the queue.<p>If your Netflix queue is starting to just show you the same predictable shows and genres, this may be the hack you've been waiting for.<p>As we all know, Netflix selects our recommended shows and movies based on our previously watched queues. This means that if you share …

Revealed: These secret Netflix codes will unlock lots more movies and shows

Users of online movie streaming service Netflix can now get more content for their subscription.<p>A secret list of codes has been revealed, which …

Want to Learn Almost Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever? Here's How

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Language Learning

12 books that every leader should read

I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating — a list of “Books That Every Leader Should Read” on my old <i>Work Matters</i> blog since 2011. These …

Data Modeling with Kafka? Topics and Partitions

One of the first things I think about when using a new service (such as a non-RDBMS data store or a message queue) is: "How should I structure my …

Data Modeling

Frontlines is an action-packed military sci-fi series that captures the essence of warfare

Marko Kloos translates his time in the service to outer space<p>For the past couple of years, I’ve been hooked on Marko Kloos’ military science fiction <i>Frontlines</i> series. Set on an overpopulated Earth in 2108, it follows a soldier named Andrew Grayson who joins the military and ends up facing off …

Science Fiction

10 Things Successful People Do When They Start a New Job

The first month at a new job can be overwhelming.<p>Once you’ve decided to accept the offer, and survived your first day and your first week, you might …

Employment

11 Ways to Stay Motivated, According to Highly Successful Business People

Self-discipline is a prerequisite for success. Conquer it once and for all.<p>Building a successful business and a life you love takes enormous …

Motivation

This is how to overcome anger: 5 powerful secrets from mindfulness

There’s a voice shouting. Takes a second before you realize it’s yours. You feel energized. Righteous. Driving every point home. It’s like the climax …

Data Structures and Algorithms

COURSE 1<p>Algorithmic Toolbox<p>Current session: Apr 16<p>Commitment5 weeks of study, 4-8 hours/week<p>SubtitlesEnglish, Spanish<p>About the Course<p>The course …

This Is Totally Why You're Not Successful Yet | Inc.com

You're frustrated. No matter how hard you work, how much you plan, or how badly you want it, you are not living the life of your dreams. But success takes more than hard work. You may not want to admit it, but it's possible that the biggest obstacle to success is YOU. It's likely you're guilty of …

Motivation

18 science fiction and fantasy books to read this January

Start off your year with a good book (or two)<p>It’s a brand new year, and that means that it’s time to dust off the reading list and take a look at what’s coming ahead.<p>In the last days of 2017, I finally found some time to catch up on Brian K. Vaughn and FIonna Staples’s brilliant comic <i>Saga</i>. I’ve …

Science Fiction

This Simple Exercise Will Tell You What Your Co-workers Really Think of You (If You Dare) | Inc.com

<b>Select five people.</b> "Choose colleagues who see you repeatedly in relevant work situations: bosses, executives, direct reports, peers, or even former colleagues. Influential co-workers who have their ears to the ground make great sources. If they know you in more than one aspect of your work or …

Leadership

Top 100 Hadoop Interview Questions

Hadoop is an open source software framework for distributed storage and distributed processing of large data sets. Open source means it is freely …

List-Worthy

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Osama Bin Laden

How To Do A Hard Reset On Your Life In 2018

I'm no expert but I don't think next year can be any worse than 2017.<p><i>For more Do Better 2018 content, click here!</i>

Productivity

Best Tech Books of 2017 - MIT Technology Review

<b>By Samantha Walravens and Heather Cabot</b><p>Through personal stories, Cabot and Walravens shine a light on the women making waves in the technology …

Books

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces …

Facebook's VP of Product Says This Is the Most Important Skill Any Manager Can Have | Inc.com

For any business owner or leader, it's too easy to fall into the trap of saying "I'll do that" to anything that comes up. But it happens. And before you know it, you're juggling more than you can manage.<p>This is where the greatest skill of all comes into play: Focus.<p>Few people have mastered the art …

Product Management

Deep Learning Specialization by Andrew Ng  –  21 Lessons Learned

I found all 3 courses extremely useful and learned an incredible amount of practical knowledge from the instructor, Andrew Ng. Ng does an excellent …

Deep Learning

The Must-Do Money Move You Can't Afford to Put Off Any Longer

You'll regret it if you don't take action right now.<p>The stock market has given investors some of the best performance over the past nine years that …

Warren Buffett's Buying These Top Stocks Now

The world's best stock picker just released his latest buys, and these three companies were his biggest buys last quarter.<p>Warren Buffett's <b>Berkshire</b> …

React Native Tutorial: Building Apps with JavaScript

React Native Tutorial: Build native iOS applications with JavaScript.<i>Update note:</i> This tutorial has been updated to React Native 0.22 by Tom Elliot. …

JavaScript

Four MapReduce Design Patterns

Last article, I wrote about creating a simple word count program in MapReduce along with a tutorial to run the program using Hadoop. Please go …

3 Fundamental Personal Development Steps You Need to Take

<b>Are there any roadblocks you need to eliminate in order to really grow as a human being?</b><p>This is a question I’ve asked myself for a long time …

2015 Outlook For Global Stock Markets

Today, I release my 2015 outlook for the global stock markets. I think 2015 will be a year of growth for the world’s economies. The U.S. economy should also grow nicely; although, the current socio/political and economic risks (primarily overseas) have the capability of derailing global economic …

Weekend Challenge: The Body-weight Abs Blaster

1. Dirty Dog: Do 10 reps on each side<p>2. Plank Walkup: Do 20 reps<p>3. Groiners: Do 10 reps<p>4. Bird Dog Pushup: Do five reps on each side<p>Durkin blew through this belly blaster in just <b>3 minutes and 43 seconds</b>. Can your abs survive the attack? Try it and let us know how you do in the comments below.<p>For a …