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10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. "The Interview" has become the biggest online movie ever released by Sony, pulling in more than $15 million from over 2 million downloads.</b> Sony Pictures Entertainment originally said it would not release the film over terrorism fears following a suspected North Korea cyberattack on the</b> …

5 Serial Novel Tips for Impatient Writers

You want to write and sell Kindle fiction, but you know yourself well enough to understand that you don’t have the patience to spend months writing a …

10 Apps You Need to Grow a Business | Inc.com

Just because you're a sole proprietor or run a small startup, that doesn't mean you can't have executive-level support literally at your fingertips. There's an app for just about anything, including making your entrepreneurial pursuits just a little bit more manageable. Many of these apps range in …

Apps

Beautiful Typography Sketches

I have been a fan of typography and lettering since I was a kid. I was never really good at it mostly because I tend to think that my end result is …

How To Master Copywriting

Google Ventures partner John Zeratsky offers four tips for seamlessly integrating text into your design process.<p>After publishing an essay on five principles for great interface copywriting, I heard from hundreds of entrepreneurs, designers, and product managers who wanted to learn more about …

A Creative Dad's Tale of Artistic and Mathematical Experimentation, Failure, Triumph and Pancakes

What's more fascinating than watching the progression of a talented artist or designer's work? Also, Creative Dads is becoming a thing. First we saw …

More Wonderfully Atmospheric Backlit Cut Paper Sculptures by Hari & Deepti

Back in March we posted about the dramatic backlit cut paper sculptures of art duo Hari & Deepti (Harikrishnan Panicker and Deepti Nair). They’ve …

Panama Is the Happiest Country in the World

According to the Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index for 2013, Panama ranks as the happiest country in the world. The United States came in at 14, while conflict zones such as Syria and Afghanistan were the least happy out of the 135 countries polled.<p>The survey took into account five factors: …

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Which Fitness Apps Should I Actually Use?

<i>A:</i><p>Even before the Apple Watch was announced, fitness apps were a booming market. The only problem? Knowing which one to download. Popularity rankings can't tell you which app will get you out of bed and on your run each morning. Instead, think about your fitness weak spots: energy and motivation, …

Apps

The 35-Piece Ultimate Survival Kit

What's the price of safety? $9,340! Whether you're bugging out, sheltering in place, or just stocking up your bunker, these tools will help you ride out any emergency in style.<p>1. Pack the bomb-proof North Face Base Camp XL duffel with food, cash, batteries, and warm clothes, and stash it in your …

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Study: Standing Desks for Schoolkids Make Fitter Adults

A two-year study of three elementary schools in College Station, Texas, found that when schoolchildren were given the choice of standing or sitting at their desks, 374 of 480 students chose to stand and increased their daily activity level by 30 percent and their caloric burn by 15 percent.<p>Mark …

Ergonomics

Edward Gorey’s Vintage Paperback Covers for Doubleday Anchor

Writer, illustrator, spooky legend of the macabre and noted cat lover Edward Gorey spent the 1950s as the art editor for Doubleday’s new editions of …

Inside Robert Plant's Wild, Ambitious Solo LP and Plans for a World Tour

"I can't be smug about it – I know it's wonderful," Robert Plant says, blunt and cheerful as he talks about his first solo album of new, original …

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How To: Make Money from Your iPhone Photos

While the majority of photos taken on phones are used for personal reasons, mediums like Instagram and Flickr offer a means to show them off to the …

9 black-and-white mobile camera apps go mono a mono

Monochrome is back in fashion — as if it every really left. Despite the ubiquity of color images native to digital cameras, the drama of black and white photography is being rediscovered and people are once again connecting with its subtle beauty.<p>Manipulating monochromatic tonal ranges or unicolor …

Pictures from a Mobile Photography Exhibition - Mobile Photography Awards

POCKET VISTAS: a Mobile Photography Exhibit for Landscapes, Nature and Wildlife opened September 6th at the BMFA Arts Centre in the beautiful resort …

Mobile Photography

7 Little-Known Tricks For Taking Incredible iPhone Photos

7 Little-Known Tricks For Taking Incredible iPhone Photos That Leave Everyone Speechless<p>find out more about iPhone photo academy »<p>Hit the "Like" …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

How To Know If Your Dumb Idea Will Change The World

Box SVP Sam Schillace shares how he quickly and cheaply experimented on an app no one wanted–that became the basis for Google Docs.<p>In 2005, along with colleagues Steve Newman and Claudia Carpenter, Sam Schillace created a browser-based word processor called Writely. A Silicon Valley darling, it was …

11 Historical Artifacts You Can Own...For A Price

For history buffs who won't settle for a trip to the museum or a good book, the Internet offers a treasure trove of artifacts you can own—if you've …

25 Cycling Upgrades for $25 or Less!

If you're Bradley Wiggins, you need those $4,000 wheels. The rest of us should first consider these clever, intuitive, and eminently affordable bike improvements.

It's a Good Time to Be a Mountain Biker

Mountain bikers have descended upon Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and will soon flock to Whitefish, Montana—and it's all thanks to the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). The organization's annual summit is happening right now, and it's just given kudos to Whitefish Resort's new …

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How Republican Is Whole Foods? I Used An App To Find Out

Spoiler: that hemp flax granola you’re buying is probably made by Haliburton.<p>How Republican are your cornflakes? How Democratic your Spaghetti-Os? If these are the sorts of questions that keep you up at night, BuyPartisan is a new app that advertises itself as “like a nutritional label for your …

Everything connected to the Internet, in one map

Sometimes it's hard to visualize just how connected the Internet has made our world. But, behold, programmer and "Internet cartographer" John Matherly is here to help:<p>The map shows where devices are connected to the Internet -- with red indicating a higher density of devices and blue showing less …

In Iraq, the B-1 Bomber Proves Enduring Value

As the air war over northern Iraq expanded earlier this month, Pentagon officials for first time acknowledged that land-based bombers have begun …

It’s all in the cut out: Intricate paper works by Maude White

Maude White is the artist who made these intricate and beautifully realistic paper cut outs. She must have great stamina in her hands because ours …

6 Ways to Prove You're a Genuine Superstar at Work

Remarkable employees (here's how to tell if <i>you</i> are remarkable) spend significant time helping other people succeed: their company, their employees, …