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Health and Fitness: Exercise • Published: June 15, 2010
It's a common experience. People say that they work out regularly, and then complain that they haven't lost any weight. Sometimes, this is because of bad dietary habits, but sometimes, the problem lies with the way they conduct their exercise routines.
Recreation and Sports: Dancing • Published: February 1, 2010
Good freestyle dancing involves much more than just shaking one's body around. With just a few simple tips, freestyle dancing can be a lot more elegant and a great deal more satisfying as well.
Business: Presentation • Published: December 4, 2009
It's one of the most common mistakes that people make when giving PowerPoint presentations. A presenter chooses to read his slides to the audience. This makes a presentation boring and ineffective, and it can even be insulting to one's listeners. Find out why.
Computers and Technology: Software • Published: November 3, 2009
Enthusiastic programmers sometimes think that agile programming means that by adopting agile programming techniques, they can avoid the need for software design. This tends to get the more naive programmers excited; after all, writing the code is much more exciting than designing it, right? In this article, we see how that's really not true.
Health and Fitness: Exercise • Published: July 31, 2008
First time in the gym? Novice gym members often need a few pointers when it comes to gym etiquette. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Self Improvement • Published: June 16, 2008
Engineers constantly need to educate themselves -- but how? Through books, or through trade publications? In this article, the author submits that there is no one-size-fits-all approach.
Investing: Stocks • Published: May 5, 2008
So the economy is slowing down. Does this mean that it would be wise to stay out of the stock market altogether? Heavens, no! Here's what you can do instead.
Legal: Employment Law • Published: April 25, 2008
The H-1B work visa issues is a contentious one, to say that least. As US workers struggle with finding a job, they cast blame on the H-1B program for allowing foreign high-tech workers to come to the USA and take jobs away from hard-working Americans. Defenders of the program say that they're doing nothing wrong, and that they treat Americans fairly and equitably. Misconceptions abound on both sides. In this article, we try to separate fact from some of the fiction.
News and Society • Published: March 18, 2008
The economic downturn has caused many US workers to lash back at the H-1B visa program, which allows skilled foreign laborers to work within the USA temporarily -- and to possibly seek permanent residency. It is alleged that these workers get paid much less than US workers do, and that this causes salary levels to be dragged down. How much of this claim is accurate and how much is hype?
Business: Productivity • Published: March 5, 2008
Experts say that creative endeavors often require periods of quiet thought and playful imagination. In the business world though, this can often look unproductive, and it can be a way to excuse slacking off. So how can businesses encourage productivity without squelching creativity? Here are some suggestions.
Home Improvement: Heating and Air Conditioning • Published: March 4, 2008
Cutting down on one's heating costs can be a time-consuming process. In this article, the author offers some quick tips for those who don't have a lot of time to spare.
Recreation and Sports: Dancing • Published: November 7, 2007
Are you a novice social dancer? A few simple tips on etiquette can make all the difference.
Computers and Technology: Software • Published: November 12, 2006
Pair programming - is it all it's cracked up to be? In this article, the author argues that it can do more harm than good.
Reference and Education: College University • Published: October 14, 2006
Mention the word "doctor" and people automatically think of a physician. There is a popular perception that only physicians merit this title, and that PhD-holders are "not real doctors." But is this truly the case?
Self Improvement: Leadership • Published: September 15, 2006
One of the most iconic leaders in all fiction was James Tiberius Kirk. This article discusses the balance that Kirk struck between his heart and his head, and how this made him an effective commander.
Computers and Technology: Personal Tech • Published: September 15, 2006
Object-oriented programming is not inherently difficult, and yet few programmers learn how to do it well. In this article, an experienced developer offers tips on how to developed object-oriented software more effectively in C++.
News and Society: Religion • Published: July 29, 2006
In this article, the author explores the role of humor and jocularity within the pulpit.
Computers and Technology: Software • Published: July 26, 2006
An experienced software developer offers advice on avoiding a common pitfall in object-oriented design.
News and Society: Religion • Published: July 25, 2006
In this article, the author dissects a key claim that is made in Rick Warren's blockbuster bestseller, "The Purpose Driven Life."
Computers and Technology • Published: July 25, 2006
I've seen it time and again. A computer programmer proudly proclaims, "Yeah, my code is object-oriented. See?
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