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Functional Programming is Fun!! (Part 1)

<i>This article was first published on Medium. You can take a look at it here</i>.<p>Actually Functional programming is more than just being fun.<p><i>Functional</i> …

Programming

Become a functional JavaScript hero ✨

For the last year i have been trying to level up my JavaScript skills. Maybe the most useful thing I have learned is composition. Being able to write …

I was in the CIA for 25 years — Here's how I explained my job to my kids

"Dad, what do you do?" my 13-year-old daughter Peggy asked about six months after we had settled into our home in North Thailand.<p>She had been observing my strange comings and goings, my home office with its safe, map, and cameras, and my frequent hushed conversations with a variety of visitors. She …

John Brennan

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Investment Basics: First, Defeat Your Fears

What are we afraid of? Mostly, the unknown. Meeting new people, the dark, unexpected personal disasters.<p>Once we get to know and understand something, often we learn to put that fear into perspective. It becomes manageable, or least less scary.<p>When it comes to investing, fear is a big problem. …

60 Tiny Love Stories to Make You Smile

Here’s a selection of 60 tiny love stories recently submitted to our sister site, <i>Makes Me Think,</i> that not only made us think, but warmed our hearts …

Family

Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

Say hi to Lucy.<p>Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She’s also part of a yuppie culture that …

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

Scott Adams' Secret of Success: Failure

What's the best way to climb to the top? Be a failure.<p>If you're already as successful as you want to be, both personally and professionally, congratulations! Here's the not-so-good news: All you are likely to get from this article is a semientertaining tale about a guy who failed his way to …

Motivation

Drew Houston's Commencement address

<i>Below is the prepared text of the Commencement address by Drew Houston '05, the CEO of Dropbox, for MIT's 147th Commencement held June 7, 2013.</i><p>Thank …

Drink Beer for Big Ideas, Coffee to Get Them Done

I didn’t know what I was going to write about today. When this happens, normally I grab a coffee to help get the ideas flowing, but for the last few …

9 Lies to Unlearn Before it’s Too Late

The worst lies are the ones you tell yourself over and over again – the ones you live by. Perhaps someone close to you ingrained these lies in your …

Intel unveils quad-core Haswell-based microprocessors

Intel debuted the chips based on its fourth-generation Core microarchitecture, previously codenamed Haswell. Today’s first batch of microprocessors include quad-core processors for laptops and desktops.<p>The world’s biggest chipmaker has been teasing the chips for a year, as they features the biggest …

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Anatomy of a hack: even your 'complicated' password is easy to crack

In March, readers followed along as Nate Anderson, Ars Technica deputy editor and a self-admitted newbie to password cracking, downloaded a list of …

14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

Spencer Rascoff is only 37. Yet the Harvard grad and father of three has already accomplished so much.<p>He cofounded Hotwire.com and served as a VP for Expedia; he held the roles of CFO, vice president of marketing and COO at Zillow; and in 2008 Rascoff was promoted to chief executive of the popular …

Fujifilm X-Pro1 review

Fujifilm has a history of making beautiful cameras, particularly in its X series. The X100 and X10 are more than just pretty faces, too — both deliver gorgeous pictures and video. They're designed more as companions to a DSLR rather than your one and only camera, though, and the entry price is high …

The Science Behind Why We Procrastinate

Some research says the best way to spark creativity is to walk away and that the best ideas come from those least-expected “aha!” moments. So maybe …

A Thank You To Real Friends

When we’re kids, a friend is an easy thing to come by. A friend is someone who has the same sneakers on as you and shares a pb&j sandwich on the …

Advice To A Young Man Hoping To Go Somewhere (Or Get Something From Someone Successful)

When I dropped out of school at 19 to start my first job in Hollywood, I didn’t know anything and I had no idea where I’d end up. Thankfully, I was …

Exclusive: My life as a North Korean super spy

As the Korean peninsula teeters on the brink of war, North Korea's former top female spy has revealed details of the state's most deadly terrorist …

How to Read a Financial Statement, by Oracle's Mark Hurd

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

iOS 7 reportedly behind schedule, but will come with a new look

Back when we learned that Apple’s VP of industrial design, Jony Ive, would be leading human interface development across the entire company, many hoped it would mean some big changes for iOS, after years of iterations that appeared minor compared with the major overhaul of Android 4.0 and beyond. …

90 Seconds on The Verge: iOS 7, a dark matter discovery, and Disney closes LucasArts

This wasn't supposed to happen.<p><i>Thump-thump.</i><p>According to the old timers, the station had been abandoned years ago. So what was the rhythmic signature I was seeing on the scan — the one echoing on the overheads?<p><i>Thump-thump.</i><p>There shouldn't have been enough fuel for the pod to separate from the …

I used Google Glass: the future, but with monthly updates

The frosted-glass doors on the 11th floor of Google’s NYC headquarters part and a woman steps forward to greet me. This is an otherwise normal specimen of humanity. Normal height, slender build; her eyes are bright, inquisitive. She leans in to shake my hand and at that moment I become acutely …

24 Painful Things You Must Do To Grow Up

1. Telling your parents that you are just not going to agree with them about certain things (especially regarding your lifestyle choices), and that …