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React ‘Fiber’ core rewrite progresses to beta

React 16, an upgrade to Facebook’s popular JavaScript UI library that features a rewritten core to improve animation, layout, and gesture support, has just moved to a beta release stage. Published as an NPM module, this initial beta release is focused mainly on compatibility with existing apps, and does not yet include asynchronous rendering capabilities. Facebook has pledged to offer native-like performance with version 16 of the open source library. Previously codenamed “Fiber,” the rewritten core is intended to offer a multitude of capabilities including: Experimentation with asynchronous rendering of…

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Recipes 

Pressure Cooker Baked Beans

Elise’s recipe for Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans is fantastic. If you’re in a rush and don’t have time for the full version, it turns out that you can speed it up considerably by using an electric pressure cooker like the Instant Pot! Instead of taking eight hours to cook, I can make these pressure cooker baked beans in just over two hours! Continue reading “Pressure Cooker Baked Beans” » … Read the referenced recipe here: Pressure Cooker Baked Beans

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Apple Galette with Blue Cheese, Almonds and Honey

This post is brought to you in partnership with Frigo® Cheese. Do you love desserts that combine sweet and salty? This rustic apple galette does just that – fresh, sweet apples taste even better when paired with a bit of salty, creamy Frigo Crumbled Blue Cheese. Continue reading “Apple Galette with Blue Cheese, Almonds and Honey” » … Read the referenced recipe here: Apple Galette with Blue Cheese, Almonds and Honey

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The Best Answers to Common Interview Questions

No matter how much we may love our job, there are always aspects that we could do without. And among all of my duties as Chief of Product Management at Lifehack, interviewing is by far my least favorite. It’s an awkward, draining task that wears me down both mentally and physically. Most interviews take around an hour to get through, a grueling 60 minutes that neither I nor the interviewee enjoys. I hear the same answers to the same questions time and time again. Boring, basic answers that by no…

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To Make Space for Creativity, Stop Looking for Great Ideas

You’ve probably used a handy invention called “coffee sleeves” if you’ve ever visited a coffee shop.  These insulators make it bearable to hold that super-hot cup of coffee.  Jay Sorensen is the inventor of the coffee sleeve.  He came up with this idea when he was driving his daughter to school when he spilled a cup of coffee in his lap, because the coffee was too hot to hold. It’s common wisdom that innovative ideas must be original, new, and a flash of creativity out of the blue. But this belief…

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The CEO’s Guide to True Leadership

Leadership will never just ‘happen’. It is a state of mind and a way of acting in the world. Simply working hard and growing older will not guarantee that the opportunities and skills will just come to you. In other words, you need to actively grow into a leader instead of passively hoping that life will be kind to you. Definition of Leadership Some of us will be in the right place at the right time – your chance may come as you shuffle up the hierarchy and into a leadership…

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Expertise Is a Lie and Why We Need a Better Definition of It

In 2015, an eighth grader did some research into the story behind the ‘No Irish Need Apply’ signs that were alleged to have existed in 19th century United States. Despite claims in 2002 from a distinguished historian that the signs were a myth and had never existed, the eighth grader Rebecca Fried was able to prove the historian wrong simply by doing some basic research on Google.  Not only did Fried found photographic evidence of the signs – but she found lots of it.[1] Just because something is stated by…

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