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Make 2018 the Year You Learn to Code with 9 Courses & 210+ Hours of Training for Less Than $6/Course

<b>Complete Java Masterclass</b><p>Master Java 8 & 9 Core Development Step-by-Step<p>Say hello to the most complete, in-depth, beginner to advanced Java 8 and …

These 10 Skills Are Putting Top Freelancers In Hot Demand

Want to make sure you’re always busy as a freelancer? Then it’s important to offer the services clients truly need today.<p>Keeping an eye on the skills that are most sought-after on major freelance platforms can offer some guidance on where to focus your efforts to stay current. Upwork recently …

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4 Hours Listening to Tony Robbins Will Teach You More About Business Than 4 Years in College

If you're looking to learn about growing a company, why not learn from someone who has built 30 of them?<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people roll their eyes at the very mention of Tony Robbins, but I recently attended one of his events, and while I can …

Epic Animations That Will F**k With Your Brain

Make no mistake the incredible looping gifs of Polish visual artist Feliks Konczakowski are likely to send you into a trance.<p>He creates each sequence …

18 Beautiful Words The English Language Really Needs To Steal

As vast and as complex as the English language can be, it's still missing more than a few terms to describe some of the more subtle moments in life. …

Six Yoga Poses for Climbers

Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>567<p>567<p>SHARES<p><i>The below poses are a great addition to any training plan. For a more in-depth routine, check out our</i> …

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Ruby on Rails is easy to learn, quick to build with and powerful enough to craft complex sites and apps. And whether it’s first your first time coding or you’re an experienced programmer, we’ve got a great training bundle to help you get to grips with Ruby on Rails, at a special low price here at …

Training: 10 Exercises for a Complete Core

Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>25248<p>25.2K<p>SHARES<p><i>Want to get in shape fast? Now you can train with pro climber Madaleine Sorkin in Climbing</i> …

13 Steps to Writing Effective Content

After someone reads any page, what should he or she do? Be clear about the next step through forms, links, buttons or any type of call to action.<p>Examples: Buy your product, sign up for your mailing list, read another related article, or leave a comment. Pick one next-step action, but not all of …

The Truth About Your Ego: Why We're Resistant to Change

<i>Michael Tunney is a writer, editor and media strategist based in Chicago. This post originally appeared on Lantern.</i><p>Let’s face it. Our biggest obstacle to change is what’s staring back at us in the mirror. And the main force that feeds us misinformation and prevents us from changing is our egos.<p>The …

There's a New Mainstream Out There -- and You're Probably Part of It

<i>Who are the people of The New Mainstream? What do they want? What do they know? What are the economic, social and political implications of this rapidly-rising tide?</i><p>I'll tell you why I had to write this. I've encountered a phenomenon that needs to be shouted from the rooftops. There's a burgeoning …

How Sound Impacts Your Spending: Tyler Gray Interview

<i>Danny Groner is the manager of blogger partnerships and outreach for Shutterstock. This post was originally published on the</i> <i>Shutterstock blog</i> <i>and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Did you ever stop to consider how what you hear influences how you spend? That’s a topic that writers Joel Beckerman …

5 Weak Words Writers Should Avoid (And What to Use Instead)

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>When I first began writing, I was unsure of myself. My sentences were rife with meaningless words and fillers. What I didn’t realize is that by using them, I was sabotaging myself and my writing. Weak words can sneak into our writing anywhere, anytime …

Fascinating Documentary Details Technology's Harmful Effect On Music

'The Distortion Of Sound' is a fascinating look at the alarming manner in which technology has dramatically altered the way we physically hear …

Climb Harder By Mastering This Breathing Technique

Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>2277<p>2.3K<p>SHARES<p><b>Utilize the relaxing breath to improve on-route</b> <b>performance</b><p>It’s strangely easy to forget about …

The essential guide to backpacking China's Silk Road

The section of the ancient Silk Road that runs through China is an epic journey through desert dunes to the end of the Great Wall, a length of pink mud that ends abruptly in the magnificent beige towers of the Jiayuguan Fort.<p>This is not a voyage that many travellers experience; it's often and …

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Recover Faster: How To Perform A Healing Self-Massage

Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>130<p>130<p>SHARES<p>Doing a ton of what you love (climb, train, climb, climb, train, repeat) naturally makes muscles tight, …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Eat Like A Pro

Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>130<p>130<p>SHARES<p>Food can make or break your ascent. Packing and carrying sustenance on a route is crucial, whether it’s …

Types of Lenses and How They Are Used

Lenses are one of the most important considerations in photography. The lens you choose for each shot can dramatically change your results; its best …

StopMo Studio for iPad: Stop Motion Made Easy

Stop motion, an animation technique used to make static objects appear to move on their own, has been made far more accessible in recent times thanks to affordable, consumer-focused software.<p>Indeed, the National Film Board of Canada has just rolled out a neat iPad app designed with budding …

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime

And if you're stuck in front of a computer all day, then yours probably is, too.<p>We've updated our bucket list of travel destinations to include reader suggestions and 2014's travel hotspots.<p>From eating pizza in Naples to skiing in Japan, these are the 100 trips everyone should take in their …

How to get a custom tattoo design online

You might have an idea for a tattoo but are not creative or artistic enough to draw it yourself or even visualize it.<p>Here at Tattoodo we can help you …

Bizarre 25 Year Old Russian Film Set On A Medieval Alien Planet

You might not have heard of the book 'Hard To Be A God' which was published in 1964, but it is certainly one of the more unusual works in the genre …