I've heard a lot about using Markdown for writing and editing text, especially in the case of writing on tablets. But I'm not really sure what people like about it. Is it worth switching from plain text or Word to use it? Sincerely, Dear MD, At its core, Markdown is a super simple way to add formatting like headers, bold, bulleted lists, and so on to plain text. It was originally designed to be an easy alternative to HTML, and allows people to create web pages with no HTML experience—but it's also a great way to organize notes, to-do lists, and other things. It has all the advantages of plain text, but with the organizational power of a word processor. The end goal is a minimalist writing system that you can use to get your thoughts down, and then export them elsewhere without worrying too much about the appearance. Advertisement What Markdown Is and How It Works Markdown was initially created by John Gruber (of Daring Fireball) as a simple way for non-programming types to … [Read more...] about What Is Markdown, and Why Is It Better for My To-Do Lists and Notes?
Photo: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images The majority of renters in American cities plan to move before they settle down. In San Francisco, this includes 82 percent of renters. The majority of renters in American cities plan to move before they... Renters in big cities are as transient and unpredictable as the millennial stars of HBO and Netflix dramedies would have us to believe. A recent study by Apartment List surveyed 24,000 renters in 50 U.S. metros and found that 64 percent plan to move to another city before they settle down. In San Francisco metropolitan area that number is 82.8 percent. Related Stories Honky tonk and vegan food: People who left the Bay Area for Austin tell us what it's really like New normal? What $1M buys in Seattle These Bay Area folks actually moved to Canada — and they don't plan to return soon The demographic makeup of renters helps explain the nationwide trend, according to Sydney Bennet, an Apartment List research … [Read more...] about Nearly 83 percent of Bay Area renters plan to leave, says survey
Video PlayerClose File photo taken on Nov. 12, 2017 shows a giant screen displaying total gross merchandise volume (GMV) of Alibaba's online marketplace Tmall for Singles' Day shopping spree in Shanghai, east China. Sales hit 168.2 billion yuan (about 26.5 billion U.S. dollars) in 24 hours of Tmall Global Shopping Festival on Nov. 11, 2017. With a fortune of 295 billion yuan (about 46.6 billion U.S. dollars), Ma Huateng, founder and CEO of internet giant Tencent, is now the wealthiest person in China. The business leader, also known as Pony Ma, has jumped 23 places to be ranked 15th globally, according to the Hurun Global Rich List 2018 released on Wednesday. Behind the rise of Ma and his company is China's flourishing digital economy, which has been a story of commercial success. The digital economy is not only reshaping the Chinese economy and changing people's day-to-day life, but also creating enormous business opportunities for foreign companies. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi) By … [Read more...] about Xinhua Headlines: China’s digital economy on the rise: new engine, new opportunities
Reading your horoscope at the back of a magazine is a guilty pleasure for many. And while many are sceptical, there is one star sign that stands out when it comes to Australia's most successful people. FEMAIL studied the Australian people who made the Financial Review's Richest and Young Rich list for 2018 and deciphered which zodiac sign reigned supreme. Fitness entrepreneur Kayla Itsines, who was born a Taurus and Gemini cusp, and her fiancé Tobi Pearce are equal fifth and sixth on the Young Rich listModel Miranda Kerr, who ranked 52nd and is born on April 20, is on the cusp of Aries and Taurus, and Lloyd Williams is a Taurus tooAnd it's good news for those born a Taurus because there are a whopping nine stand-out business men and women on the list with the same horoscope.Fitness entrepreneur Kayla Itsines, who was born a Taurus and Gemini cusp, and her fiancé Tobi Pearce are equal fifth and sixth on the Young Rich list with a combined wealth of $486 … [Read more...] about Wealth is written in the stars: The zodiac signs of Australia’s multi-millionaires have been revealed – and it’s good news if you are a Taurus
Fascinating 'before and after' photos show portraits of patients admitted and then discharged from the infamous Bedlam asylum in the 1850s, after receiving treatment for conditions such as 'acute melancholia' and 'puerperal insanity'. Photos by Henry Herring reveal how different patients looked after receiving treatment at the London institution, in many cases their before photos show them looking downcast and wearing dirty clothing. Their after shots, taken just a few months after their arrival at the asylum, show them looking clean and tidy, wearing formal clothing, with some even holding a book, symbolising their return to Victorian society. Better known as 'Bedlam', Bethlem Royal Hospital was for centuries an institution synonymous with the worst excesses of asylums and received the nickname 'Bedlam' duo to the chaotic nature of the institution and the treatment the patients received. The word 'bedlam' - meaning 'a place or situation of madness and chaos' - was … [Read more...] about Before and after Bedlam: How the Victorians promoted success stories from notorious asylum