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A look at the daily routine of Alexander Hamilton, who loved coffee and worked for marathon stretches of time

Alexander Hamilton was a pretty busy guy.<p>Heck, the whole song "Non-Stop" in Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash Broadway hit "Hamilton" is dedicated to the man's meteoric rise from orphaned Nevis immigrant to aide-de-camp to George Washington to full-fledged Founding Father.<p>Hamilton had a tremendous …

Alexander Hamilton

The Roman Empire, explained in 40 maps - Vox

Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome’s first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace …

Ancient History

Spitfire MK IX TD314 – A Merlin 70-Powered High Level Fighter (HFIXE)

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>British<br>• Military<br>• Planes<p>The Supermarine Spitfire<p>The Spitfire is not only one of the most consequential aircraft of the …

This panoramic photo technique captures the full breadth of Italy’s incredible architecture

There’s no denying the dramatic and old-worldly beauty of Italian architecture like the Old Palace in Florence or Banchi Square in Genoa. These stunning feats of design are iconic and beloved landmarks, often acting as focal points in a city’s architectural landscape. Unsurprisingly, they’re on …

Italy

100 Must Read Books: The Man's Essential Library | The Art of Manliness

<i>Written by: Jason Lankow, Ross Crooks, Joshua Ritchie, and Brett McKay</i><p>There are the books you read, and then there are the books that change your …

35th America's Cup Exceeding Expectations

It was the best of times, but it was also nearly the worst of times—as we very nearly witnessed our first fatality in the throes of actual Cup …

Ex-Apple designer & former Twitter engineer launch Halide, a premium iPhone camera app

An ex-Apple designer and former Twitter engineer have teamed up for a new take on iPhone photography, with today’s launch of their iOS camera app called Halide. The idea is to offer a variety of high-end tools for taking quality photographs, but packaged in a way where accessing those controls via …

Cameras

Time Lapse Photography Tips for Absolute Beginners

I know when I first started out in photography, time lapses weren't nearly as popular as they are today.<p>Nevertheless, I really, <i>really</i>, wanted to know …

Landscape Photography

This guide will help you quickly master camera settings and get better DSLR videos

So you’ve bought a DSLR for shooting videos and you’re not sure where to begin. It can be overwhelming, as there are plenty of settings and …

The key to a family farming renaissance? Niche crops.

In the pastoral uplands of northern Carroll County, Md., farmers used to raise cattle, corn and soybeans — a model that has long been under economic assault by agricultural industrialization.<p>Stanton Gill says the small farm can secure its future by adopting a growing plan opposite to the aims of …

Find the Best Job for You With This Entertaining Brain Game App

iOS: If you’re looking for a new job, you can probably use all the help you can get. Job seekers, here’s a fun app that can support your …

How to win the war on weeds | Alys Fowler

Weeding can feel like painting the Forth Bridge – by the time you finish, it’s time to start again. Alys Fowler offers a few tricks to use<p>When I was a student, weeding the endless rectangular order beds at Kew Gardens that document the botanical families and their members was like painting the …

Gardening

Apple will begin replacing fourth generation iPads brought in for service with an iPad Air 2

Users might get an upgrade<p>Apple customers who bring their fourth generation iPad in for servicing at Apple Stores and authorized service providers might soon get their unit replaced with an iPad Air 2, according to <i>9to5Mac</i>.<p>The fourth generation iPad was originally released in 2012 and replaced with …

How to Use 1Blocker to Hide Everything That Annoys You On Mobile Sites

You’re browsing the web on your iPhone when you come across a pop-up box asking you to subscribe to a newsletter. You: A) frantically search for the …

Ask an Expert: The Best Ways to Back Up Your Data

‘World Backup Day’ is coming up this Friday on March 31st. I’m not exactly planning a hard drive party but it’s a good reminder to revisit your data …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Glow or sparkle? Two artistic aperture choices for sun flare & specular highlights

When you think of lens aperture on your camera – do you think about exposure, or do you think about artistic interpretation?<p>Yes, aperture is one …

Aperture

The Exposure Triangle: Making Sense of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO

How important is exposure in photography? What are the components of exposure? What is the “Exposure Triangle”? These are the questions I will …