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What’s new in Microsoft Visual Studio Code 1.17

The September 2017 release of Visual Studio Code, aka version 1.17, has arrived with a number of significant updates. Among the many improvements, the upgrade to Microsoft’s open source code editor brings region markers to the code folding support and boosts the performance of the built-in terminal. With code folding, developers can hide away regions of source code using folding icons on the gutter between the line numbers and the start of a line of code. The region markers allow you to specify with comments exactly where your foldable blocks begin…

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Science 

EPA Chief Announces Reversal Of Obama-Era Curbs On Coal Plants

Enlarge this image Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a Cabinet meeting with President Trump in June. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption toggle caption Andrew Harnik/AP Updated at 12:30 p.m. ET The Trump administration will scuttle an Obama-era clean power plan aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, made the announcement in Hazard, Ky., on Monday, saying the rule hurt coal-fired plants. “The EPA and no federal agency should ever use its authority to say to you we are going to declare…

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What Influences Attitudes Toward Gun Control Reform?

Enlarge this image DmyTo/Getty Images/iStockphoto Do mass shootings, like the tragic event in Las Vegas on the evening of Oct. 1, change people’s minds about gun control? From a policy perspective, we can ask whether changes in gun regulations would likely affect the occurrence of mass shootings and other forms of gun violence. (We certainly should be asking these questions.) But from a psychological perspective, we can also ask whether particular events, in fact, change people’s attitudes towards guns and the government’s role in their regulation. Does an event that…

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Recipes 

Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin and chili: two things we all crave every fall. This recipe combines them into one dish. It’s the best of both worlds! The pumpkin provides some natural sweetness, which plays well with the different spices. If you aren’t able to find fresh pumpkin, then butternut squash, acorn squash, or any other hard squash would be good substitutes. Continue reading “Pumpkin Chili” » … Read the referenced recipe here: Pumpkin Chili

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2 Minutes Book Summary: How the World Sees You

How the World Sees You is a book that gives you a different view on self-help and development. Most of us put huge amount of effort to change who we in order to pursue success. The truth is, you don’t need to change at all. The key success factor is to find out who you really are and then create the perfect niche that matches your unique traits and talents. Book Details: Author: Sally Hogshead Publisher: HarperBusiness; Har/Psc edition (July 1, 2014) Language: English How long to read? 6 hour 20…

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10+ Party Must-Haves To Make Sure Your Guests Have A Great Time

Whenever you host a party, you have to take care of a LOT of little details. You want to make sure that your guests are having fun. Whether your guest count is 5 or 50, the problems are always the same. What do I serve to eat? What will we do? How can we entertain all the different guests so that they feel comfortable? With these hosting questions in mind, we have curated a list of must-have party items to aid you in every party situation. You’ll be the best…

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The Harsh but Honest Truth About Friendship Decluttering

Over the years you’ve developed a fair few friendships. While some are quite obviously close and fulfilling, there are some that you know deep down aren’t serving you anymore. You may struggle to find much in common to talk about or you may have noticed you both have developed different values, mindsets, or interests. Perhaps you or they are heading in different directions in terms of career or family life. Humans are social animals and connection is important to forming and maintaining a sense of happiness in lives. But some…

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