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10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

Urbanism

John Updike on How to Have a Productive Daily Routine, and the Most Important Things Aspiring Writers Should Know

In 2004, shortly after winning the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, <b>John Updike</b> — who had also won two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal, among countless other accolades — gave an interview for the Academy of Achievement to discuss …

Here's How You Can Vastly Increase The Number Of Shows And Movies You Can Get On Netflix

Say hello to Hola.<p>A free browser extension, Hola allows you to visit websites that are otherwise blocked in your country.<p>For Netflix subscribers, that includes the U.K. version of the site, along with a bunch of other versions, all of which have their own ever-evolving libraries of TV and</b> …

Object-Oriented Design in PHP

Object-oriented design can offer a developer a structured way to break apart an application into logical, maintainable chunks. In this course Matthew …

PHP

Are you right-brained or left-brained?

Follow these instructions to find out which side of your brain is dominant and how it may explain your personality.<p>In no particular order, I am visual, outspoken, artistic, impulsive, intuitive, a daydreamer and disorganised. I am right-brained, according to this uncannily accurate guide to …

Bill Gates

Android vs. iOS Development: Fight!

The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android’s market share exceeds 80%. But never mind the managers and non-technical founders: what do <i>developers! developers!</i> think of that divide? Whoever makes life easier for them gains a sizable edge.<p>And by …

Why is everyone ignoring my brilliant solution to the debt ceiling crisis?

Back in 1989, the Canadian mathematician Alexander Dewdney published a letter in Scientific American, describing a discovery so world-changing I’m astonished how little attention it's received in the years since. Dewdney explained that the letter had been sent to him by a friend. It detailed how …

10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper

Every situation in which language is used – texting your mates, asking for a pay rise, composing a small ad, making a speech, drafting a will, writing up an experiment, praying, rapping, or any other – has its own conventions. You wouldn't expect a politician being interviewed by Kirsty Wark about …

One man, 100,000 toothpicks, and 35 years: An incredible kinetic sculpture of San Francisco | Colossal

<p>Thirty five years ago I had yet to be born, but artist Scott Weaver had already begun work on this insanely complex kinetic sculpture, <i>Rolling</i> …