7 tips for writing better articles

If you write for a living, you know how challenging it can be to produce a good piece quickly. This Dumb Little Man article offers seven tips for writing quickly, efficiently, and well. For example:

Outline It’s easy to get lost in your writi…

Ubuntu for Android Turns Your Phone Into a Desktop Computer

Cramming a desktop environment onto a smartphone is a fun project that promises very little actual usefulness. But now Canonical’s Ubuntu for Android takes a different approach, surfacing the desktop OS only when it actually makes sense.

Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom Released On Bail, Perhaps Never To Be Seen Again

When Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and several others in the organization were arrested in raids a month ago, it was noted by prosecutors that Dotcom’s rather wild lifestyle and propensity for spontaneous international travel, combined with his vast we…

Obama to unveil long-awaited corporate tax plan

Administration officials said the plan will be consistent with President Obama’s commitment to fairness and the message he laid out in the State of the Union address.

Ira Glass on creative work [video]

NPR personality Ira Glass’ sound advice for creative types feeling stifled with work gets textually animated and repackaged for your inspiration.

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Syria’s underground medical networks

At first glance, it looked like movie night at the neighborhood mosque. Dozens of teenage boys sat mesmerized on the carpeted floor, staring at a screen mounted on the wall.

Twitter study: People are happiest in morning

For those of you nay-sayers who think Twitter is worthless, Scientific American’s article just might convince you otherwise. Based on an analysis of some half a billion Tweets, researchers from Cornell discovered that people are happier in the mo…