[Psychology] Contact lenses ‘boost sexual success’

Night-clubbers who swapped their glasses for contact lenses report big increases in physical contact with the opposite sex

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[Writing] Should You Write What You Know? 31 Authors Weigh In

Write what you know. Everyone who has ever taken a writing class or read a craft book has heard this piece of writing advice?even if only to have it instantly denounced. But which is it? Should you?

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[Cryptography] An Introduction to Public Key Cryptography and PGP

If used correctly, end-to-end encryption can help protect the contents of your messages, text, and even files from being understood by anyone except their intended recipients. It can also be used to prove that a message came from a particular person and has not been altered.

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[Books Read] The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

A fairly short, easy read. The language is clear and unstylised. The 32 chapters are fairly short. It’s about 300 pages, but the font is pretty large, with much white space. I didn’t count the words.

The plot is straightforward: a man walks to Berwick to save the life of a former work colleague. But the journey is really an unfolding of the collapse of Harold’s marriage after the suicide of their son. At the end, the resolution is a reavowing of the marriage and their love, represented by them laughing over a crappy old joke she made when they first met. Continue reading [Books Read] The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

[Journalism] What Happened When Newsrooms Abandoned Photojournalism

What Happened When Newsrooms Abandoned Photojournalism

What Happened When Newsrooms Abandoned Photojournalism

In the wake of Poynter’s… let’s call it naive piece on how writers can source cheap or free images for their words, here’s a quick guide for those who still don’t get how editorial photography and…

Source: medium.com/s/story/the-broke-system-breaking-you-60502ddc2949

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