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15 Types Of Difficult Clients And How to Deal With Each Of Them

If you work in advertising, you know what it's like when a bad client comes along. Thankfully, the staff of Coplex (formerly Ciplex) have been …

How to Travel to the Amalfi Coast

Italy’s Amalfi Coast is sprinkled with stunning seaside towns. T+L’s guide will help you navigate the region like an expert.<p>The allure of the Amalfi …

Everything you need to know about the new Apple File System

<i>(Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in June 30, 2016, but has been updated with new info since the release of iOS 10.3)</i><p>It’s hard to believe that Apple’s speedy Macs are still using a file system that was developed more than 30 years ago, when floppy disks and spinning hard drives …

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Markets

More Notes on OneNote for iPad

I’m back on the OneNote boat. Again. I’m still not in love, but I am trying to give it a real go and shake off all of the Evernote-specific habits I’ve made over the last six years.<p>OneNote is quite powerful, but I still think Evernote is leagues ahead in terms of how notes are displayed, sorted, …

How to Transfer Content from an iPad to a new Device

Every time you make the decision to update an older iPad and purchase a new one of your first considerations is how we you can seamlessly transfer your current data to a new device without fail. When approaching this process you have two choices in how to proceed. You can either use iCloud or …

Neko Case, k.d. lang, Laura Veirs unveil lovely new song “Honey and Smoke” — listen

Veteran songwriters Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs have combined forces to form a new supergroup called case/lang/veirs. Their self-titled …

Meet Susanna, the Norwegian musician exploring spirituality

If you’ve never heard of Norwegian artist Susanna before, you might be overwhelmed by her 11-album-long discography. But <i>Triangle</i>, her latest full-length, is probably the easiest entry point into her world, offering some of her most concise and immediately-satisfying songs to date. Composed, …

Modern Art

Strike a Pose review – Madonna's dancers vogue back in anger

Picked to dance on the star’s Blond Ambition tour, then starring in the hit documentary Truth or Dare, Madonna’s boys struggled with the aftermath<p>There’s something very meta about this film – it’s almost a documentary about a documentary. In 1990, at the height of her imperial phase, a conical …

Google Makes $150 Photo Editing Software Free

The Nik Collection is a powerful tool in the arsenal of any professional-grade photographer.<p>The list of professional-grade tools available to young artists is growing rapidly. On Monday, the animation software Toonz, preferred by Studio Ghibli and Futurama, was repackaged with a free edition. …

Tutorials

How to set up all your shiny new Apple gear

This time of the year typically means gifts, both giving and receiving them. Surely some of you have gotten a brand new Macbook, iMac, iPhone or iPad (Pro, anyone?).<p>If so, you might be looking at a lovely morning playing with your shiny new toys. But where to start? What essential tweaks, software …

MacBook

How to set up your new iPad the right way

Congratulations — you got a new iPad! Whether it’s a high-tech marvel of a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the beastly 12.9-inch iPad Pro, a perfectly capable iPad Air 2 or “just” an iPad mini 4, you’ll want such set up your new iPad with the least amount of fuss.<p>We’re here to help you do just that with a …

iOS

This Adult Coloring Book App Will Help You Stay Relaxed And Focused

All the de-stressing benefits of coloring, on-the-go. Your choice whether you want to stay in the lines.<p>“Coloring in” as an activity <i>may</i> be as therapeutic as knitting, or hooking a rug, or even something as mundane as polishing all of your shoes while you binge-watch an entire series of <i>Better Call</i> …

Coloring Book

20 Little-Known Facts About Being Left-Handed

With just 10% of the population being left-handed, it can be easy for everyone else to forget we’re living in a right-handed world. But aside from …

5 Reasons Why I Never Want to Pass As Straight Again

On November 28, 2011, I was out as a bisexual to my wife, my family and a handful of my closest friends.<p>On November 29, 2011, I was outed as a bisexual and former adult actor on primetime TV to approximately 53,000 viewers.<p>The fact that a high school teacher had previously starred in a couple of …

Man Booker 2015 shortlist: the stories behind the novels

Bob Marley’s charisma, islands wrapped in pink skirts, the nature of friendship … The six shortlisted authors reveal what inspired them to write their books<p>Marlon James: A Brief History of Seven Killings<p>So there was this hot white hitman from Chicago. His friend invited him to Miami to chill for a …

Queen Elizabeth and Her Corgis: A Love Story

Michael Joseph Gross reveals the private history of Her Majesty’s kennels and the essential role the pups have played in her reign.<p>At the Wessex Vale Crematorium, on Bubb Lane, in the Southampton suburb of West End, mourners gathered on Friday, September 5, 2014, for a memorial service in honor of …

Pets

How to Troubleshoot Apps Overusing Energy in OS X

Even though most developers work their hardest to ensure that the programs you download onto your Mac run smoothly, sometimes, things go wrong. One issue that may arise is an app using an exorbitant amount of energy or memory, causing your Mac to overheat or suffer severe battery drain.<p>Sometimes, …

Apps

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

Psychology

Why do we laugh inappropriately?

We often find ourselves laughing at the strangest of moments. As psychologists are discovering, those helpless giggles might be one of our most important and profound behaviours, says David Robson.<p>My conversation with Sophie Scott is nearly over when she spins round in her chair to show me a video …

Psychology

27 Seriously Underrated Books Every Book Lover Should Read

You've read Harry Potter 12 times now. Put it down, and read these instead.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

These Haunting 1913 Portraits Are From the Beginnings of Colour Photography

Thanks to the folks at The National Media Museum these amazing photographs by Mervyn O’Gorman have been getting a lot of attention lately. Taken at …

Art

100 novels everyone should read

The best novels of all time, from Tolkien to Proust and Middlemarch<p><b>100 to 91</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein</b><p>WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures looking for lost jewellery was a “masterpiece”.<p>99 <b>To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee</b><p>A child’s-eye view of racial prejudice and freaky …

Literature

The Ultimate List of Hacks to Prepare for Your Upcoming Disneyland Trip

<i>What are some favorite Disneyland hacks?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Lucas J Meeker</i><p>If you don't want to pay for …

Microsoft Launches Office 2016 for Mac Preview, Available for Free to Mac Users

Microsoft is today introducing a preview of the next iteration of its office software designed for Mac users, Office 2016. Office 2016 for Mac is the company's first major Mac release since Office 2011, and it brings new versions of <i>Word</i>, <i>Excel</i>, and <i>PowerPoint</i> with redesigned Retina-optimized …

Software