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Time travel

In 1914 John G. Bartholomew, the scion of an Edinburgh mapmaking family and cartographer royal to King George V, published “An Atlas of Economic …

Four People (and a Dog) Living in 180 Square Feet

<b>Name:</b> Tammy, John, Sam, Will, and Dobbs<b><br>Location:</b> Gulf Islands, British Columbia<b><br>Size:</b> 180 square feet<b><br>Years lived in:</b> One (mostly on weekends)<p>Before I …

Stagnant and dull, can digital books ever replace print? – Craig Mod

From 2009 to 2013, every book I read, I read on a screen. And then I stopped. You could call my four years of devout screen‑reading an experiment. I …

How Tasteless Suburbs Become Beloved Urban Neighborhoods

The same bungalows that some now see as charming appeared tacky to the people who watched them get built up.<p>All around the country, people in communities of many ages—from colonial Boston to postwar Minneapolis—tell similar, virtuous narratives about how their neighborhoods were built. These …

Housing

The Idea that Created the Killing Fields

<b>I will always put the needs of the nation before those of the individual.<br>-Nuon Chea</b><p><b>Nuon Chea</b> <i>(noon chee-ah)</i> was the intellectual who provided the …

"You're Not A Pacifist Are You?"

<b>“You’re not a pacifist are you?”</b><p>I get that question a lot. People who have read my books or heard my sermons will often “confront” me with that …

How Does the Church Differ From America?

<b>How Does the Church Differ From America</b> <i><br>Brian Zahnd</i><p>What is the church?<p>Is the church a religious building with stained-glass and a steeple?<br>Is the …

Faith

All The Things The GOP Candidates Got Wrong On The Military

The first Republican debate was a lively one. Topics spanned the gauntlet of domestic issues with a few foreign policy and defense topics sprinkled …

Military

The Great Mechanic Within

Why learning to fix your bike makes riding it a richer experience--and why you should never, ever carpet-tape your tire to your rim<p>We should leave many projects in our lives to professionals. For example, relatively few people are qualified to cut their own hair or perform their own surgery, and …

To Remember a Lecture Better, Take Notes by Hand

Students do worse on quizzes when they use keyboards in class.<p>Psych 101 was about to start, and Pam Mueller had forgotten her laptop at home. This meant more than lost Facebook time. A psychology grad student at Princeton, Mueller was one of the class teaching assistants. It was important she have …

The world is not falling apart: The trend lines reveal an increasingly peaceful period in history.

It’s a good time to be a pessimist. ISIS, Crimea, Donetsk, Gaza, Burma, Ebola, school shootings, campus rapes, wife-beating athletes, lethal cops—who …

Never-before-seen photos from 100 years ago tell vivid story of gritty New York City

By<p>Almost a million images of New York and its municipal operations have been made public for the first time on the internet.<p>The city's Department of …

From the ExPo Vault: To the End of the Earth in a BMW M Coupe

<i>Once again, the stories to be found within the pages of Expedition Portal’s forums never cease to amaze. With literally millions of posts in the</i> …

Yukon Territory

Explaining White Privilege To A Broke White Person

Years ago some feminist on the Internet told me I was "privileged."<p>"THE F&CK!?!?" I said.<p>I came from the kind of poor that people don't want to believe still exists in this country. Have you ever spent a frigid northern-Illinois winter without heat or running water? I have. At 12 years old were you …

The Cinematic Look – How To Make Your Photographs Look Like Films

I recently noticed that a handful of photographers were producing images that had a look as if they were stills captured from films. A couple of the …

Cinematography

What Happens When A Professional Photographer Is Given A ‘Cheap Camera’

<b>Photography show</b> DigitalRev ropes in AFP photojournalist Alex Ogle for its latest video in the series ‘Pro Photographer, Cheap Camera Challenge’.<p><b>The</b> …

Behind the Scenes: New York Times Photojournalist Ozier Muhammad Covers a Climate March

Here’s a glimpse into a day in the life of a <i>New York Times</i> staff photographer. The behind-the-scenes video above follows 64-year-old photographer …

Yes I Do: The Leica M240 as a wedding photographer’s tool by Joeri van der Kloet

Mat Cutting and Framing Tutorial for Photographers and Artists

Mat Cutting & Framing: Presentation is Everything!<p>When I exhibit my work in galleries and museums, the viewer sees more than just my photograph. The …

Woodworking

Why black and white? Part 1

I've been asked why I convert anything I deem worth keeping into black and white. The simple answer: it's extraordinary and beautiful and …

Essential Gear for The Family Photojournalist

Essential Gear for the The Family Photojournalist<p>I have heard many times that “gear does not make the photographer”. I agree with this statement to a …

The Photojournalist Who Stared Down Ebola

His disturbing images are what despairing victims and survivors in Liberia hoped the world would see. An interview with Getty Images’ John Moore, …

6 Rowing Machine Mistakes (And How to Fix Them)

[caption id="attachment_54709" align="alignnone" width="620"] <i>Photo: Pond5</i>[/caption]Not sure how to work out on a rowing machine without looking like …

You May Be Strong . . . But Are You Tough? | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by Khaled Allen</i>.<p>As a little boy, I was scrawny, weak, and prone to illness (much like a certain former …

All-Day Muscle

OVERVIEW<p><b>SURE, YOU WANT A BROADER CHEST AND ABS THAT WHISTLE IN THE WIND.</b> Biceps that bulge through your shirtsleeves would be nice too. But these aren't the only reasons you hit the gym. You also work out to burn off the jelly doughnut you had for breakfast (and to guard against tomorrow's …

How safe is cycling?

<b>Cycling in Britain is often perceived as dangerous, but how much have the risks of riding a bike changed, and how do they compare with driving a car, asks statistician Jamie Jenkins.</b><p>There has been a huge fall in the number of deaths among cyclists in the past 80 years.<p>The figure reached its peak in …

Get Rich With: The Position of Strength

Mrs. MM destroys a portion of our new house in a recent work session.<p>A few weeks ago, the MMM family lost about $12,000.<p>While this might sound like …

If You Think This is About Extreme Frugality, You’re Missing The Point

A few months back, I joined in for an episode of a podcast called the Disciplined Investor. The host Andrew Horowitz and I were chatting about money, …

Safety is an Expensive Illusion

Man, I sure lead a risky life these days. I’ve learned that I am on the bleeding edge of so many wild frontiers, it is a wonder that I’m still alive. …