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"I believed in many similar stories when I was a young reporter. You would have, too. We interviewed scientists who sounded alarmed. They had data that proved coffee causes pancreatic cancer and cellphones cause brain cancer. Of course, other scientists were skeptical, but they were harder to interview than the crusading scientists. What was in it for the calm, reasonable ones? What would they gain by taking time from their own research to try to educate stupid reporters? Plus, if they were quoted, they’d make enemies. It’s easier just to avoid the media."

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"The Technorai blog index was enormous and that data was doubt expensive to maintain, particularly as it didn’t make the company any money (even if it did help raise its awareness). In recent years, however, it struggled to stay relevant as focus shifted and social media enabled anyone to have a voice on the internet without starting a blog."

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"Even worse, some meteorologists have admitted that they purposely fudge their rain forecasts to improve ratings. What’s a better way to keep you tuning in every day than to make you think it’s raining all the time, and they’re the only ones saving you from soaking your favorite outfit?"

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“If you want to make enemies, try to change something” — Woodrow Wilson Uber has plenty of enemies. The Web-based taxi service opened for business just five years ago, but…

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"But if you are ignorant of the suffering that awaits you when you are first diagnosed, you are equally ignorant of the changes that cancer will work in your thinking and emotional life, some of which may even be improvements in old habits of thought and feeling."

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A depressing look at the rapid deterioration of Detroit neighborhoods using Google Street View images.

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"Waxed fabric is still used today in a variety of clothing and equipment, from jackets, to hats, to bags, to tents, and more. Beyond the practical benefits, waxing can also give your gear a weathered and vintage look. High-end clothing companies like Filson and Barbour sell some very nice-looking waxed items, but they’re also very expensive. Lucky for you, you can do your own waxing at home for about $15, and come away with windproof and waterproof clothing and gear. Here’s how to do it."

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Search for online courses offered across a large variety of sites.

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The home-brewed pack has several cellular modems and proprietary software that streams images to the newsroom in realtime.

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A 4-minute Photoshop time-lapse tutorial showing Marilyn Monroe transformation.

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"Packing well isn’t just about how you fold your clothes—it’s also about bringing exactly the right gear for the trip and not a piece extra."

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"53.7 million – The income that hackers likely generated from the sale of 2 million cards stolen from Target and sold at the mid-range price of $26.85 (the median price between $18.00 and $35.70)"

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I looked into installing Jekyll on OSX last year, and it was pretty complicated. This post walks through what seems to be an easier install process.

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From the Shopify blog, a list of books to help build a business.