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Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

8 books that will change your life in 2017

And if your New Year's resolution isn't to read more ... well, have we got some recommendations that will make you change your resolution.<p>The following eight books will help you stop worrying, stop being tired, and stop feeling overwhelmed — and start excelling in your field, embracing life's …

12 Fascinating TED Talks for Word Nerds

This playlist of TED talks explores theories and insights about language, words, and linguistics.<p>So many TED talks, so little time. It's impossible to watch them all.<p>If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular topic. …

What College Freshmen Are Reading

I can remember the weeks before starting school at Skidmore College, furiously trying to finish Gregory Howard Williams' memoir, <i>Life on the Color Line.</i> The book had been assigned as our freshman reading assignment — part of the First-Year Experience at the liberal arts school in Saratoga Springs, …

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Meet some of the interesting speakers at the Republican convention

Welcome to Day One of the Republican National Convention. On Sunday the GOP finally announced this week’s program, which includes a lineup of speakers that is noticeably missing some big political names (like Gov. John Kasich, even though the convention is in his home state) but includes an …

These Are The UNHEALTHIEST Foods On The Planet

“I’m on a health kick,” our friend Darlene said the other day over brunch. She proudly poured almond milk into her coffee, took a sip of OJ and bit …

Nutrition

6 Hollywood Makeup Tricks You Can Do At Home

Behind every perfectly-done-up celebrity is a makeup artist. And since not every woman can have one at her beck and call, we turned to Naimie's -- L.A.'s most trusted beauty source -- to learn a few tricks of the trade. Here are six tips to apply to your routine, from the secrets of covering …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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5 Spots With The Clearest Waters In The World

By: Gianni Jaccoma<p><i>Credit: Flickr/Marjan Lazarevski</i><p>How many times have you visited a beach or a lake, only to be tragically disappointed by the murkiness of the water? Sure, you could go for a swim in there if you <i>really</i> wanted, but there's no way of knowing if whatever brushed your leg was seaweed, …

10 Warm Places You Could Fly For Cheap RIGHT NOW

<i>by Paul Brady</i><p>For New Yorkers in need of an instant escape from a cold, hard winter, we used Kayak's handy "Explore" tool to search for cheap flights out of the city this month to destinations where the temperature is in the 80s <i>right now</i>. Kayak results show round-trip economy class travel, found in …

The World's Top Beaches for Perfect Sand

<i>by Krisanne Fordham and David Jefferys</i><p><b>10. Playa Negrita, Vieques, Puerto Rico</b><p>Hawaii's not the only island with beautiful black sand beaches: a small stretch of Puerto Rico's Vieques coast is similarly blessed with inky, jet-black sand. The color of the sand at Playa Negrita can be attributed to …

5 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families in the Caribbean

Whether you're a family of three or of five, with toddlers or with teens, these five best Caribbean all-inclusive resorts promise carefree good times in a natural paradise with unbridled fun under the sun for the whole family. Above and beyond delicious cuisine and decadent spa treatments, each of …

21 Best Things To Do In The San Francisco Bay Area, As Explained By Locals

New York was freezing, and I had to leave. Thanks to JetBlue and a $63 round-trip ticket (yes, you read that right), I headed to the San Francisco Bay Area where the weather was better and the food, too, gave NYC a run for its money.<p>While there, I worked from various cafes, friends' homes and …

33 Inspirational and Thought-Provoking Books That Will Help You Create a Life You Love in the New Year

With New Years just around the corner, now is a great time to start thinking about what New Year's resolutions we would like to make in the upcoming year. Whether our goal is to improve our health, earn more money or to find a meaningful and loving relationship, often times, the core of what is …

Writing an HTML5 game with no game engine – Just AngularJS and the HTML5 Canvas!

TL;DRI wrote a version of the Arcade classic Centipede using AngularJS and the HTML5 canvas. You can play the game here and view the source code on …

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Build a Super Smooth Rollover with AngularJS and Greensock TimelineLite

The Setup<p>Before I was a ‘modern web application developer’, I actually learned how to program in Flash and then Flex. Platform rhetoric aside, the …

Core Building Exercises from Elite Runners

A three-exercise routine designed by elite track & field athletes to build core strength and running power.