You keep telling yourself the same thing every evening after sluggishly rolling home following another eight-hour day on the grind. As you hoist another slice of warmed over pizza or a forkful of lukewarm brown… something to your lips, you think, “I can’t keep eating frozen dinners every night.” Beyond being deeply soul-crushing, frozen “bang-em-out” […]
In recent months, mothers who nearly died in the hours and days after giving birth have repeatedly told ProPublica and NPR that their doctors and nurses were often slow to recognize the warning signs that their bodies weren’t healing properly. Now, an eye-opening new study substantiates some of these concerns.
As telecommunications and travel methods get better, our world continues to get smaller. Whether you’re engaging in international business or just looking to relate to the broader planet around you, the benefits of being a citizen of the world — with the multilingual talents, to boot — will only help differentiate you from the crowd. […]
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Let us briefly rest from the obscene world of politics and turn to the more wholesome subject of hookups at bars. A 28-year-old named Justin Schweiger was recently caught lining up six dates for one night. He had ordered this “buffet of women” with the help of dating apps.
Even A-list Hollywood screenwriters need some help getting their complex ideas into cohesive script form. That means more than just proper formatting of stage directions — and Final Draft 10, the industry-standard screenwriting program, gets that. The list of Final Draft devotees includes exalted film luminaries like Aaron Sorkin, James Cameron, JJ Abrams, Sofia Coppola, […]
Privacy advocates cried in protest after a report that the maker of the Roomba, a robotic vacuum cleaner, will sell maps of customers’ homes to third parties. Investors, on the other hand, shouted buy orders for the company’s stock. Data has become the gold nugget buried in things and services connected to the internet.
There are only 24 hours in a day… no really, we checked. With more than half of that time taken up with sleeping, eating, traveling and other mundanities, you’ve really only got a handful of hours a day to truly get things done. Make that precious window of time as fruitful as possible with the […]
Later in mid-air, I’m reading about a life-threatening condition that has been sending fitness fanatics to the hospital. Rhabdomyolysis causes horrible pain, turns the urine brown and threatens the kidneys. Cases are rare but seen in exercisers engaged in killer workouts, notably brutal Spinning sessions (stationary bicycle drills).
To many, speed reading seems like no more than a parlor trick, a talent honed to impress onlookers like juggling or singing. Well, speed reading has some practical advantages that go way beyond being a simple talent… in fact, it’s practically a super power. Best of all, speed reading is a skill that can come […]
The app world throws an unprecedented amount of new product at users every day. If you’ve got a Mac, you can choose from tons of new system optimization, productivity and entertainment apps — but with so much unveiled so quickly, it’s tough to know which ones are actually worth your time and hard drive space. […]
The United States Flag Code, written in 1923, more than frowns on these infractions. Penalties for mutilating or stomping on the flag include a fine and up to a year in prison. That the law is pretty much forgotten these days must be a great relief to law enforcement.
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It’s 2017 — why don’t you know how to code already? Programming isn’t for the uber-elite in their hermetically sealed tech-labs anymore. Today, coding has become such a utilitarian skill that it’s no surprise to find grandmothers fully capable of constructing their own custom Pinterest pages. However, despite the growth of the skilled, the demand […]
At the end of the day, we heard The Washington Post’s earthshaking scoop: Trump is under investigation for obstruction of justice. But there was no joy in Mudville, or Washington, even for those who saw big trouble coming. Universally, we were grief-stricken and gobsmacked at the turn of events for Congress and the rocky Trump White House — not even five-months-old.
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Packing one of the most in-demand skill sets in today’s business world, project management professionals clearly understand the concepts and processes behind keeping a critical tech project on task and on budget. But to be entrusted with a company’s biggest projects, you need a PMP® certification, the most respected project management certification available, to prove […]
Uber does have a uniquely unpleasant CEO, in the person of Travis Kalanick. Also a co-founder, Kalanick had shown himself to be a serial breaker of social and business norms, not to mention laws. He is the face of Silicon Valley’s “bro culture.”
When teaching hospitals put pharmaceutical sales representatives on a shorter leash, their doctors tended to order fewer promoted brand-name drugs and used more generic versions instead, a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows.
On the other hand, according to Peter York, author of Dictator Style: Lifestyles of the World’s Most Colorful Despots, “Trump’s design aesthetic is fascinatingly out of line with America’s past and present.” York’s 10 rules of dictator style include tips like “Go big [i.e.,] ludicrously overscale” and “repro” (brand new), “draw from hotels” and use glass, second to only gold.
The news continues to prove that no one is safe from cyber attacks, and Congress’ recent decision to allow ISPs to sell browsing data without customer consent only adds to privacy fears. If Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump aren’t immune, how can your home network be safe? You can take a step toward tightening the […]
It used to be that a career in coding was strictly the domain of the computer science nerds, requiring advanced degrees and a professional pedigree that kept many young programmers out. Today, learning to code is practically a blue collar occupation, open to any hungry, web-savvy hard worker with enough drive and training to master […]
Planning meals for a family — or even a couple — isn’t always as simple as it sounds. You’ve got to come up with a meal idea, find a recipe, pick up ingredients — then you’ve got to do it all over again the next night. Blue Apron wants to take the stress of worrying […]
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