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The Best Summer Reads of All Time

Entertaining does not have to be synonymous with trash. Some on this list are serious, some are funny, and some will keep you up all night. But all …

The best premium and free Illustrator brushes

Having the right Illustrator brushes means you can add depth, texture and character to your vector work by stylising the appearance of paths. Unlike …

25 of the highest-rated novels you can read in 5 hours or less

Books have been proven to make us more empathetic, equip us to deal with uncertainty and anxiety, and help to prevent cognitive decline through middle age into our advanced years.<p>With so many advantages — not to mention the fact that they give our eyes a much-needed rest from back-lit, digital …

Books

Home Monitors Are Getting Smarter (and Creepier) - MIT Technology Review

A new smart-home assistant and security monitor can tell the difference between specific adults and spot kids and pets, and send you smartphone …

Lighthouses

You'll have never seen a house like this one before! (with floor plans)

We love finding exciting and innovative new architecture to show you and today, we might have found the most unusual example of a luxury family home, …

The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror novels – reviews roundup

Under a Watchful Eye by Adam Nevill, The Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo, Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows by James Lovegrove, The Iron Tactician by Alastair Reynolds, Gilded Cage by Vic James, Defender by GX Todd<p>Adam Nevill’s riveting ninth novel, <b>Under</b> <b>a Watchful Eye</b> (Pan, £12.99), …

So You Want to Read Dystopian Fiction: Here’s Where to Start

Consider this book your introduction to dystopiana. Believe it or not, <i>1984</i> is totally hot right now. There have been reports of retailers actually …

25 Beautiful Zen and Tibetan Buddhism Quotes To Enlighten You

Zen Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism come from schools of Buddhism. Zen Buddhism tends to emphasize regirious meditation practice and insight into daily …

Scaling frameworks, agile models, and your team | Zephyr

For the past two decades, the agile methodology has facilitated software delivery. Scaling agile techniques across departments is challenging. The …

Project Management

An Introduction to Oil Painting

Here is a short but informative PDF created by Artists Network that goes over some basics about oil painting, including history, tools, techniques …

Art

The One Theory of Quantum Mechanics That Actually Kind of Makes Sense

But most physicists don't buy it.<p>Quantum mechanics is baffling. On the atomic and subatomic scale, matter seems to behave in ways that we, in the macro world, would generally think of as impossible. Particles can exist in two different places at once, and particle-like interferences in space are …

Quantum Mechanics

Best Courses to Become a Complete Web Developer

Web development has been steadily growing as a career, with many people finding their passion for coding and problem solving. Development has also …

The Non-Technical Guide to Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

I have a challenge for you.<p>In a few seconds, I want you to <b>stop reading this article, and follow the instructions below.</b><p>Here you go:<p>I hope my point is …

Tesla’s solar roof rollout was ... meh. These other new solar power gadgets are cooler.

Last Friday evening, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled three new products. The rollout — scheduled, oddly, for 8:30 pm Eastern — had been hyped for weeks, but the actual event turned out to be a bit [sad trombone]. It was a fairly transparent bid to justify the proposed merger of Tesla and …

Machine Learning Is No Longer Just for Experts

If you’re not using deep learning already, you should be. That was the message from legendary Google engineer Jeff Dean at the end of his keynote earlier this year at a conference on web search and data mining. Dean was referring to the rapid increase in machine learning algorithms’ accuracy, …

The 33 Best Books of 2016

Add them to your reading list now.<p>With 2016 slowly winding down, it's the exact right time to catch up on the books you may have missed. Whether you're in the mood for excellent short story collections, sharply drawn fiction, or unbelievably gripping memoirs, scroll ahead for our round-up of the …

Some Companies Are Moving toward A "Zero-Email" Office

Email fills up a lot of time and often results in little real work getting done. It’s not just me that thinks so, many enterprises are finding the …

Book Review - The Long Cosmos by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter

<i>Tony Black reviews The Long Cosmos by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter…</i><p>The final chapter in <b>The Long Earth</b> series, <b>The Long Cosmos</b> shall resonate in …

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

Vases Constructed from Hundreds of Pencils by Studio Markunpoika | Colossal

<p>Amalgamated is a new series of vessels by studio markunpoika constructed from assembled pencils. Taking advantage of the pencil’s unique hexagon …

Architecturally Stunning Subway Stations From Around the World

Photographer Nick Frank captures visually stunning subway stations from around the world. Known for<p>Photographer Nick Frank captures visually stunning …

5 Bulky Furniture Pieces You Could Eliminate for Sleeker, DIY Alternatives

(Image credit: My Scandinavian Home)<p>As we read about in this post, you might not <i>need</i> every furniture piece you have in your home. If fact, you might …

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