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Want to sound smarter? Master these 7 grammar tips

As the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in New York City, I see the importance of proper grammar every day. …

Linguistics

5 classic traps from car dealers to avoid

With one foot on the bumper of a broken-down used car, the salesman asks, “If I give you a sweet deal, will you buy this baby today?”<p>While the car-buying experience is now more transparent — shoppers can find some pricing details online — there’s still some truth in this image of a fast-talking …

Personal Finance

These striking photos show the secret, strange world of military research and development

An obscure archive reveals the science—and art—behind combat culture<p>In suburban Boston, there is a military base unlike all others. It’s not a …

Back-Button Focus: What It Is and Why You Should Be Using It

If you spend any time surfing photography forums and Facebook groups, you will undoubtedly see a constant flow of questions asking for the best way …

Cameras

The 5 Best Investment Apps to Download in 2018

Make and save money with these must-have apps<p>Updated March 29, 2018<p>Investment apps are growing to become one of the top options for new investors to …

Investing

People think Facebook is listening to them. Here's how they're fighting back.

These days, Facebook seems to know more about you than you do. From eerily accurate "people you may know" suggestions to the creepily perfect ads …

Internet

A Funeral of 2 Friends: C.I.A. Deaths Rise in Secret Afghan War

WASHINGTON — On a sweltering day earlier this summer, operatives with the Central Intelligence Agency gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to bury two of their own. Brian Ray Hoke and Nathaniel Patrick Delemarre, elite gunslingers who worked for the C.I.A.’s paramilitary force, were laid to rest …

The Dehaze Tool: A Simple Tool That Can Make a Big Impact

When it comes to processing your digital images, there are so many tools available to you and sometimes the process can seem a bit convoluted. …

Satellite photos reveal underground construction at Chinese military base

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> New satellite imagery of China's first overseas military base reveal it to be bigger and more secure than previously thought.<p>Two images provided by Stratfor Worldview and Allsource Analysis show the base in Djibouti, located at a strategic choke point on the Horn of Africa, to be …

The 25 Most Important Bourbons Ever Made

If you asked a spirits expert a quarter century ago to name the most important bourbons ever made, they might have wondered whether America’s …

10 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy to Pay the Bills

I like making money in the stock market. But I <i>love</i> dividends. You see, the problem with capital gains is that in order to actually enjoy them, you …

Investing

Practical Ways to Live Off Your Investments Each Month

Strategies for Creating Monthly Income<p>Practical ways to live off your investments each month<p>Updated March 08, 2018<p>Years ago, people would work for a …

7 Top Stocks Long-Term Investors Should Buy Next

Image source: Getty Images<p>If one of your resolutions for 2016 was to be a better investor and outperform the stock market, it's likely you fell short of expectations. Last year, the S&P 500 provided investors a 12% return, with a significant percentage of gains coming after the Nov. 8 presidential …

Hot Whiskey Is the Only Acceptable Warm Cocktail. Period.

Everything else is just noise.<p>I wouldn’t dare to presume about you. For me though, this is the time of year that I’m overbooked, underdressed, I’m on the verge of a thrilling cold-flu combo, I’ve often eaten too much and yet I still stand directly next to snacks table, and I very much would like a …

9 Photo Composition Tips From Steve McCurry That Will Make Your Photos Look Better

If you’re looking to improve your photography skills then there’s no better person to teach you than Steve McCurry. The award-winning American …

Can the South Make Room for Reconstruction?

The National Park Service wants to tell a more complete story of the Civil War, but some cities are more receptive to that effort than others.<p>A dozen years after first being rebuffed in South Carolina, the National Park Service is poised to make another run at designating trails, historic sites, …

Black History

7 Mountaineering Knots to Use in Everyday Life

Check out photos about 7 Mountaineering Knots to Use in Everyday Life.<p>Clove Hitch<p>Mountaineering isn't all about toughness and endurance and being a …

20 Need-to-Know Lightroom Shortcuts to Speed Up Your Workflow

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.Time is one of our most precious …

Tutorials

Tips for Using Telephoto Lenses

Birding is one of the most popular hobbies in the world (almost as popular as photography), and when I was a park ranger I learned two tips from …

The day Zhao Wei disappeared: how a young law graduate was caught in China's human rights dragnet

It was a warm summer’s day when Zhao Wei, a 23-year-old legal assistant, kissed her parents goodbye and set out in search of her dreams.<p>She left her small-town home in central China and headed east to the train station past a Communist party propaganda poster in which president Xi Jinping posed …

China

China creates three new military units in push to modernize army | News Home | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has created three new military units and will update equipment as well as modernizing its command structure, state media said on Friday, as part of a major overhaul of the armed forces announced by President Xi Jinping in November.<p>China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) …

China unveils military reforms to realize 'dream of strong army'

China has restructured its military as part of a modernization push. The changes come as Beijing is becoming more assertive on the world …

China creates three new military units in push to modernize army | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has created three new military units and will update equipment as well as modernizing its command structure, state media said on Friday, as part of a major overhaul of the armed forces announced by President Xi Jinping in November.<p>China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) …

Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour

When presented with a cocktail menu, I just can’t help but order a whiskey drink. Old fashioneds, manhattans, a well-made whiskey sour or any spin on …