Kat Schweikert

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13 Simple Ways To Make People Love Talking To You

There are more subtle skills than just being a good listener.

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Is Lena Dunham's ‘hipster racism’ just old-fashioned prejudice?

Last week, the Girls co-creator was accused by a former colleague of ‘hipster racism’. Arwa Mahdawi reports on an unwitting racism deeply embedded in popular culture<p>It is, by now, a familiar cycle. First Lena Dunham, the writer-actor-director best known for creating and starring in HBO’s Girls, …

Feminism

The purpose of life isn’t to be happy—it’s to be fulfilled

The term “happy” was traditionally synonymous with good fortune.<p>It found its way into the English language around the 14th century, and it wasn’t something that people actively pursued. It was thought that you either stumbled onto it or you didn’t. It wasn’t until the 17th century that the word …

Happiness

Free eBooks with Modern Typography & Nice Formatting, All “Carefully Produced for the True Book Lover”

If you look through our collection of 800+ Free eBooks, you will find many public domain texts presented by providers like Project Gutenberg and …

🌟 Introducing Dash 🌟

Create Reactive Web Apps in pure Python<p>Dash is a Open Source Python library for creating reactive, Web-based applications. Dash started as a public …

Python Programming

This Yearlong Guide Will Help You Get the Most Money for Selling Your Stuff

DISCLOSURE:<p>Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on …

7 Things You Have to Stop Believing to Live a Successful Life On Your Own Terms

Since the mind drives the body, it’s the way we think that ultimately makes the dreams we dream possible or impossible. Our reality is almost …

Mind

You Need to Get Rid of These 16 Household Items — Pronto!

It happened again this past weekend. The cleaning bug sunk its teeth into me. I found myself emptying drawers, cabinets, and closets, and hauling …

This genius startup lets you rent amazing gadgets and delivers them to your door

Gadgets are everywhere these days, but most of us rarely get a chance to try them out. And with each new ‘bigger and better’ model that comes our way it gets harder and harder to justify spending hundreds of dollars on every new cool piece of tech.<p>Thanks to a London-based startup, this won’t be a …

The 10 GitHub repos new developers mention the most

The freeCodeCamp community generates gigabytes of data each week. One of the most active parts of the community is the chat room system. Thousands of …

Software Development

20 Beliefs You Will Gradually Let Go of Over the Next 20 Years

<i>The afternoon always understands what the morning never even suspected.</i>Everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head.Every day. All …

11 Ways to Add Curb Appeal for Under $100

Too many people ignore curb appeal until it’s time to move. Then they spruce up the place for the next residents. How does this make sense? Every …

Home Improvement

Cauliflower Is the New Cream: How to Make Rich, Savory Vegan Creamed Spinach

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>Did you try making the vegan saag paneer recipe I just published? You did? And you liked it? Woohoo! I was so darned happy with the results, it struck me that adapting the technique to …

Vegan

Grow blueberries on your patio: They're perfect for small-space gardening.

Blueberries are beautiful multi-taskers in the world of edible landscaping.<p>The plants offer something lovely throughout the year — showy red foliage in the fall, delicate white and pink blooms in the spring, and handfuls of sweet plump berries in the late spring and summer.<p><b>Photos: A whimsical</b> …

Gardening

7 new graphic design tools to make your life easier

The graphic design software scene is very dynamic right now, with new tools being released all the time. Some of these new and updated apps could …

BreezoMeter shows a map of real-time air pollution in big cities

BreezoMeter has collected pollution data and created a way to build real-time air pollution maps for big cities.<p>The San Francisco company is launching an interactive map of air pollution based on data from real-time traffic information and other data sources, said Ziv Lautman, cofounder and chief …

A minimalist shares 17 tips for decluttering your life

That might be a tall order for many of us, but the truth is, we could do it in bursts and spurts, using a handful of easy-to-follow rules.<p>The other day I wrote about the idea of setting rules instead of goals ... today I want to share a few ideas for rules to help you get decluttered and …

A minimalist explains how to get rid of work stress

But where does this stress originate, and how do we deal with it?<p>Most guides to stress will give you some actions to take: exercise, sleep well, eat right, meditate, and do some yoga at your desk. These are all amazing, and you should do them.<p>However, I'm more interested in getting at the root of …

How scorn for rules made Denis Wood a mapmaking luminary – and a sex offender

Introducing Vega-Lite

Today we are excited to announce the official 1.0 release of Vega-Lite, a high-level format for <i>rapidly creating visualizations for analysis and</i> …

Data Visualization

6 Illustrations That Show What It’s Like In An Introvert’s Head

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>Dear Extroverts,<p>We love your energy and excitement. But as introverts, we sometimes feel misunderstood. We wish you could visualize what’s going on inside our brains—you might be surprised! Here are six illustrations of what it’s like to be in our …

Here’s How To Tell If You’re Doing Chaturanga The Right Way

Chaturanga Dandasana, the nemesis pose of every beginner yogi, lays the foundation for a strong, solid practice. The Chaturanga is basically like a …

Using design patterns responsibly

Understand what patterns are appropriate to the problem you’re trying to solve.<p>Design patterns greatly speed up the design process. They give …

UI Design

Combining these 2 theories could give us an actual 'theory of everything’

In the last few decades, researchers have pursued the problem in two separate programs — string theory and loop quantum gravity — that are widely considered incompatible by their practitioners.<p>But now some scientists argue that joining forces is the way forward.<p>Among the attempts to unify quantum …

30 Regex Code Snippets All Web Developers Should Know

Regular expressions are a powerful tool that should be in every developer’s tool belt. They can match against a string of characters based on very …

Python Programming

14 ways 20-somethings should invest their time to set themselves up for long-term success

It was good advice when Ben Franklin said it, and it's good advice now, no matter your age.<p>But your 20s are a particularly crucial time in life. Many call these the "formative" years, and the habits you form can carry you through the rest of your life.<p>So what's the best way to spend this time?<p>We …

Best of the visualisation web... June 2015

At the end of each month I pull together a collection of links to some of the most relevant, interesting or thought-provoking web content I’ve come …

Data Visualization