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The 10 best free graphic design courses online

Want to learn new skills, or refresh the fundamentals of your graphic design knowledge? We’ve previously brought you some great graphic design …

How To Shoot Vertical Panoramas

Even with a wide angle lens, capturing tall structures like skyscrapers or waterfalls can be a challenge. Typically, you’d have to deal with …

The Day John Lennon Met Paul McCartney and Changed Music Forever

If you’re someone whose heart harbors notions of true romanticism, you are probably keenly aware of how often the romantic ends up apologizing for …

Paul McCartney

This Site Shows You How a JPEG Image Was Edited in Lightroom

When I just got into post processing images in Lightroom, struggling to get around the software as most self taught beginners do, there have been …

Warriors' greatness lies not only in what we've seen, but what's still to come

The Warriors are simply unbeatable, and this probably won't change for some time<p>OAKLAND -- In the flurry of confetti floating among them, in the …

Does vinyl really sound better? An engineer explains

First appearing on Oregonlive, Even Steve Jobs listened to vinyl.<p>The late Apple CEO, whose iTunes Store revolutionized the music business for the …

Rant: Why I Gave Up on Micro Four Thirds Once and for All

If you’re thinking about moving to Micro Four Thirds or buying the E-M1 Mark II, read this first… it may actually save you money and headaches down …

Cameras

What is ISO and Why Should I Care?

Most of us know that one of the keys to great photography is getting the right exposure and that ISO is a vital piece of the equation. But what is …

Rethinking Banking

Credit Suisse is a long standing strategic partner of the World Economic Forum and regularly contributes to its annual meetings in Davos. This year's …

RANKED: The 20 best albums of the year, according to critics

From the critical dominance of the Knowles sisters — Beyoncé and Solange — to the final LPs from legendary acts like David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, and A Tribe Called Quest, 2016 has produced many innovative, affecting, and memorable works.<p>We turned to the review aggregator Metacritic to find out …

David Bowie

NEW MOON in Scorpio October 30th 2016~

*NEW MOON* in SCORPIO heralds in the witching hour of magic and mystery and the depths of our soul. The spirits of our ancestors are with us...

‘Grand Theft Auto’ is so influential, the company’s stock just exploded after teasing a new game

The "Grand Theft Auto" series is among the likes of "Super Mario," "Minecraft," "Pokémon," and "Tetris."<p>It's such a big deal, culturally, that it's a market-moving event when the studio behind "Grand Theft Auto" — Rockstar Games — even <i>teases</i> a new game. Such is the case with the past few days.<p>On …

What Is Religion?

"What is reli-gion?" Shaykh Babikir asks, his thick Sudanese accent curling the word out over his bottom lip.<p>"Man creates religion to suit himself. …

Something from Nothing

What is it like to do nothing? I mean, really do nothing, nothing at all—no recalling what has happened, no imagining what might happen, no …

Our Pick: The 10 Best Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras have become increasingly popular among enthusiasts and pros because they provide a DSLR-like shooting …

Cameras

The first 13 years of Nintendo Power are available free online

Nintendo is continuing to give back to the gaming community — or at least the nostalgic members. As we get ready for the mini NES to drop this Fall, Nintendo has made the first 13 years of Nintendo Power available online for free.<p>Via Internet Archive, we get a page-by-page digital recreation of all …

Watch out for dysentery: 'Oregon Trail' computer game returns as a card game

Eighties and '90s kids, "The Oregon Trail" is back — this time as a card game.<p>The new version, created by Pressman Toy Co., is based on the classic video game designed to teach about the perils of 19th century pioneers' journeys West and is sold only at Target stores, the retailer said in a news …

Sacred Space, Tarot, and Your Magical Practice

Do you recall the first time you cast a solitary spell? A real spell. Do you remember the moment when you took power into your own hands, lit …

Led Zeppelin are not thieves: “Stairway to Heaven” fight rests on a nearly impossible copyright standard

<b>Led Zeppelin in "The Song Remains the Same" (Warner Bros. Entertainment)</b><p>Blues and folk music have long been full of borrowing. But so has pop and rock — and the legal standard is blurry<p>Paul Campos<p>April 17, 2016 7:30pm (UTC)<p>The poet T.S. Eliot had this to say about the creative process: “Immature …

The PlayStation 2 Officially Dies Today

On March 19th, 2015, Square Enix announced that the servers for Final Fantasy XI would be terminated for good today, March 31st, 2016, on both the …

Conflicts Between Science And Spirituality Are Rooted In Your Brain

"They are different kinds of insight, so there is really no reason for so much conflict to arise."<p>The standoff between science and religion -- between fact-based and faith-based ways of thinking and explaining the world -- is nearly as old as human thought itself.<p>In fact, the conflict may be rooted …

What mindfulness gurus won’t tell you: meditation has a dark side

We never intended to be the Richard Dawkins of mindfulness — but, because of our book, we seem to have started a public debate about its downsides nonetheless.<p>Our approach was to go through almost half a century of scientific evidence and tease out fact from fiction when it comes to beliefs about …