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Node.js Child Processes: Everything you need to know

How to use spawn(), exec(), execFile(), and fork()<p>Single-threaded, non-blocking performance in Node.js works great for a single process. But …

Reactive programming and Observable sequences with RxJS in Node.js

Dealing with asynchronous non-blocking processing has always been the norm in the JavaScript world, and now is becoming very popular in many other …

Node.js Streams: Everything you need to know

Node.js streams have a reputation for being hard to work with, and even harder to understand. Well I’ve got good news for you — that’s no longer the …

How ‘Beetlejuice’ Was Born

The fun began with bad neighbors. It was the mid-1980s and prolific horror novelist Michael McDowell was trying to break into the movie business. In …

19 Great Truths My Grandmother Told Me on Her 90th Birthday

<i>“I have seen and touched and danced and sang and climbed and loved and meditated on a lifetime spent living honestly. Should it all end tonight, I</i> …

Empathy

Are We Already Living in Virtual Reality?

A new technology—virtual embodiment—challenges our understanding of who and what we are.<p>Thomas Metzinger had his first out-of-body experience when he was nineteen. He was on a ten-week meditation retreat in the Westerwald, a mountainous area near his home, in Frankfurt. After a long day of yoga and …

Virtual Reality

Sources: Zinke tells employees diversity isn't important

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Several employees at the Interior Department have told CNN that Secretary Ryan Zinke repeatedly says that he won't focus on diversity, an apparent talking point that has upset many people within the agency.<p>Three high-ranking Interior officials from three different divisions said …

The Workplace

Does Having a Day Job Mean Making Better Art?

ONCE UPON A time, artists had jobs. And not “advising the Library of Congress on its newest Verdi acquisition” jobs, but <i>job</i> jobs, the kind you hear about in stump speeches. Think of T.S. Eliot, conjuring “The Waste Land” (1922) by night and overseeing foreign accounts at Lloyds Bank during the day, …

Yale Research Confirms What You've Always Suspected: Nobody Is Normal

We're all weirdos, science has confirmed, and that's something to celebrate.<p>Every day, millions of people around the world ask Google some variation of the question, "Am I normal?" Burdened by shame, we turn to the internet to figure out if our behavior, our bodies, and our deepest emotions mark us …

BEM by Example

BEM is a popular naming convention for CSS class names that we use widely here at Sparkbox. The fundamental concepts of BEM are simple and …

Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes

How much more could you get done if you completed all of your required reading in 1/3 or 1/5 the time?<p>Increasing reading speed is a process of …

Gmail

Jeff Goldblum Is Living His Best Life: ‘When You Look Like This, You Gotta Flaunt It!’

The wonderfully eccentric actor opens up about his new film ‘Isle of Dogs,’ whether he plans to pop his shirt off in the new ‘Jurassic Park,’ and …

How to Not Freak Out When Your Kid Gets Hurt

Kids fall down a lot, and they hurt themselves a lot. It’s a feature, not a bug. You gotta crawl before you can walk, you gotta walk before you can …

Parenting

Liberal group staffer charged with assaulting Zinke aide

<b>(CNN) —</b> A liberal group operative was arrested last week and charged with assaulting an aide to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.<p>Wilfred Stark, 49, was arrested Thursday by US Capitol Police, according to court documents, after allegedly confronting Zinke and his press secretary, Heather Swift, …

Thoreau on Nature as Prayer

“In the street and in society I am almost invariably cheap and dissipated, my life is unspeakably mean.”<p>Walt Whitman saw trees — “so innocent and harmless, yet so savage” — as a wellspring of wisdom on being rather than seeming. <i>“When we have learned how to listen to trees,”</i> Hermann Hesse exulted in …

Literature

LSD Brings Your Brain to the Edge of Chaos

This new LSD study is like an acid trip all on its own.<p>One Saturday in 1964, neurologist Oliver Sacks took a bit of amphetamines, LSD, a “touch” of cannabis, faced a white wall in his home, and said “I want to see indigo now—now!”<p>“And then,” he wrote in the New Yorker in 2012, “as if thrown by a …

The Lonely Life of a Professional YouTuber

You might have a million subscribers online, but the trade-off is spending most of your time alone, in front of a computer – as WillNE knows all too well.<p>Two years ago, Will Lenney quit his holiday job at a dinosaur-themed crazy golf course in his seaside hometown of Whitley Bay, North-East …

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Neuroscience

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say No Is Brilliant | Inc.com

In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs chasing after their dreams, this prophetic quote by Steve Jobs 21 years ago hits the nail on the head even more so today. Here's …

Time Management

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either) | Inc.com

If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world is wrong. And not just a little wrong--wrong wrong, flat-earth wrong, couldn't-<i>be</i>-more-wrong."<p>The quote appears on …

Bill Gates

The Struggling Artist at 86

Like most struggling artists, Harry Bertschmann is hoping to be discovered. Unlike them, he already has a pedigree: he has shown his work alongside Mark Rothko, Franz Kline and Robert Motherwell while they were still alive and in their prime. In 1958, a large Bertschmann canvas was featured in the …

These Scientists Say They’ve Proven Anti-Depressants Actually Work

A major scientific study—which involved nearly 120,000 people—claims to have settled the debate over how effective anti-depressants are by proving …

Antidepressants

Why is only one side in the gun culture war required to show respect?

You have perhaps heard the joke about the liberal who is so open-minded that he can’t even take his own side in an argument.<p>What’s less funny is that on gun control, liberals (and their many allies who are moderate, conservative and nonideological) have been told for years that if they do take …

Guns

Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction proves the world still needs David Letterman

President Barack Obama joins the inaugural episode for a conversation about family, race, and America<p>When David Letterman left the <i>Late Show</i> in 2015, it felt like a generational changing of the guard. After over three decades as a late-night host, the comedian was stepping away, letting Stephen …

When There Are No More Fish

<b>Talk to a fisherman anywhere</b> in the world and it won’t be long before you’ll hear the tales: the first catch, the one that got away, the really big one. On Tonle Sap Lake, the largest body of freshwater in Southeast Asia, the fish stories are divided into then and now.<p>The old stories go like this: …

Our Search for Meaning and the Dangers of Possession

“There is no such thing as not worshipping,” wrote novelist David Foster Wallace. “Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship.” G. …

Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Dostoevsky" redirects here. For the surname, see Dostoevsky (surname).<p>This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is <i>Mikhailovich</i> …

The Press Club, Seaside, CA

New Report on Emerging AI Risks Paints a Grim Future

A new report authored by over two-dozen experts on the implications of emerging technologies is sounding the alarm bells on the ways artificial …

Artificial Intelligence