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GitHub buys Easel, picking up tech to design sites without coding

GitHub has built itself up into a popular service for housing all the code developers write, and now the company has fixed its gaze on web development where no code is involved at all. It just acquired a startup called Easel, which provides web-based software for designing websites, according to a …

Understanding SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly Food Stamps

When we hit tough times most of us are lucky enough to have parents, siblings, friends and neighbors who can help us through. For some, that support …

Looking for fraud? Don't look at food stamp recipients, look at Wall Street

Hunger will drive kids to do crazy things. Like stay at school.<p>A few weeks ago South Bronx public schools had a half-day, with dismissal at noon. Yet almost all the kids stayed an extra hour, waiting in the cafeteria to eat the schools' free lunch.<p>Teachers even got calls from parents of children …

TV Is Dying, And Here Are The Stats That Prove It

Audience ratings have collapsed: Aside from a brief respite during the Olympics, there has been only negative ratings growth on broadcast and cable TV since September 2011, according to Citi Research.<p>Media stock analysts Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson recently noted, "The pay-TV industry has …

Ending Soon! Seven iOS 7 Templates To Bring Your App Idea To Life In No Time [Deals]

The arrival of iOS 7 has not only demonstrated a whole new look to Apple’s mobile platforms, but also new opportunities for exceptional design. So if you’ve got a great app idea for this beautiful new platform, but your design skills leave a lot to be desired then Cult of Mac Deals a deal for …

Apps

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

The 3 Best Exercises for Shoulder Health

When you've been in the fitness industry for a considerable amount of time, it becomes very clear that shoulder-joint health is super important. I don't know any active person that hasn't suffered from either an official injury or at least discomfort in the neck and shoulder area.<p>Shoulders, or the …

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ISPs

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

Dessert

Airships

Since the 1850s, engineers have been experimenting with powered lighter-than-air flight, essentially balloons with steering and propulsion. Like other early aeronautical experiments, the trial-and-error period was lengthy and hazardous. Dirigibles (with internal support structures) and blimps …

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

96.8% of trades placed in the US stock market are cancelled

New data from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) show that only 3.2% of the orders placed in the stock market in the second quarter of 2013 actually went through.<p>Although the SEC isn’t saying as much, experts think it’s a sign that high-frequency trading are flooding the market with …

Stock Markets

Ten Ratios To Make You Money In Stocks

Evaluating stocks to buy and sell can be a tricky business, even with all of the data available at your fingertips. Out of the dozens of ratios and metrics that give clues to the financial health of a company, a few of them are extremely useful for their simplicity and effectiveness.<p>Here are ten …

Apple is sitting on 10% of all US corporate cash

Don’t be surprised if the next rumor out of Cupertino is that the new gold iPhones are forged from the company’s own melted-down ingots: Apple is richer than ever. It is holding onto $147 billion, which amounts to 10% of all corporate cash.<p>Non-financial companies are collectively holding onto $1.48 …

Wall Street

Why Chip Kelly's Historically Productive Eagles Offense Can't Score

The Eagles are on pace to challenge the NFL record for total offense in a season. They're ranked 2nd in yards per game behind the Denver Broncos.<p>But Philly is only 11th in the league in points per game. They're average 24.8 points per game (2.1 points above the NFL average), at the same time that …

NFL

Nokia admits mistake over Stephen Elop's €18.8m payoff

Controversy over payment to former chief executive which followed Microsoft's €5.5bn takeover of the firm<p>The chairman of Nokia has admitted that he accidentally misled the public and Finland's prime minister over an €18.8m (£15.9m) payoff to former chief executive Stephen Elop triggered by the sale …

Average Texas Football Player Reportedly Worth $578,000

Link to Media<p>The player compensation debate is slowly but surely coming to a head in college football, and to aid us in that inevitable conversation, the folks at Business Insider have created a metric that estimates what each school's average player is roughly worth.<p>Per the report, which used data …

College Football

Apple Swipe Keyboard Patent Shows Cupertino Knows Typing On iOS Is “Tedious”

Apple’s iPhone needs a much smarter keyboard. I’ve said it before, but here’s evidence Cupertino itself realises that hen-pecking individual letters is a “tedious task”. Apple’s US patent 8,542,206 (spotted by AppleInsider) describes an alternative text input method for iOS that incorporates a …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

The Best Time to Post Tweets, Facebook Posts and More

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>We’re pretty keen on optimal timing for social media here at Buffer, and I figured it was high time I collected all the information we have about online communication into one place. I’ve collected research and stats on Twitter, Facebook, email …

What It's Like Living In A Bankrupt City

Crime has been bad on the south side of Stockton. Katherine Anderson, a lifelong resident of the Northern California city, says she's almost gotten used to hearing shots fired in her neighborhood.<p>Stockton has long had a problem with drugs. But there's been more crime because Stockton is broke.<p>Until …

Winners of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013

The winners have just been announced in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition. The overall winner, top 10 category winners and top 50 finalists were unveiled at a ceremony in Hong Kong earlier today. The contest invited photographers to submit images of the world of …

Why Tesla is focused on oil-rich Norway as it expands beyond the US

Just off the European E18 highway some 210km south of Oslo lies an industrial park called Brokelandsheia. It is an unassuming cluster of a few hundred workers, a small collection of warehouses, a Statoil gas station and a 24-hour cafe and hotel called Cinderella. Next week, the Cinderella cafe is …

Electric Vehicles

3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann …

3D Printing

World’s largest study on gay parents finds the kids are more than all right

According to the report, the children of gay parents are doing equally well or better than the national average<p>According to preliminary findings from the world's largest study on the issue, the children of gay parents are doing equally well or better than the children of straight parents on a …

Jacob Barnett, 14-Year-Old With Asperger's Syndrome, May Be Smarter Than Einstein

When Jacob Barnett was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism. Doctors told his parents that the boy would likely never talk or read and would probably be forever unable to independently manage basic daily activities like tying his shoe laces.<p>But they were sorely, …