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Welcome to Data USA! MIT Media Lab has released Data USA, an open source data visualization engine loaded with all publicly available U.S. data. The …

Rocky Mountains

Poor offenders pay high price when probation turns on profit

MURFREESBORO, Tennessee (AP) — Outside the $200-a-week motel room that Steven Gibbs and his family call home, the afternoon sun sparkled. Inside, though, he had the curtains pulled tight. After working third shift at a round-the-clock McDonalds, his wife, Debbie, sat on the edge of one bed, her …

Cheap Photo: The Most Deals on Lenses and Cameras Yet This Year

It’s almost like it’s the holiday season again; there are loads and loads of camera and lens deals currently in place. Check them out!<p>The …

We’re closer to doomsday than we think

But while most people were all-too-aware of the threat back then, a former US defence secretary says not many understand how bad things are …

Why are the intelligence agencies revealing their spying techniques? | Joshua Rozenberg

Now that the security services are allowed to record us through our phones, privacy has become impossible – unless we renounce modern telecoms<p>Legalised hacking in the UK now allows a third party to take control remotely of a phone’s camera or microphone and record video and conversations taking …

Spying

The Top 20 Cities That Americans Are Leaving En Masse

Deterred by high costs of living and a lack of job prospects, Americans are packing up and leaving these 20 cities for greener pastures.<p>For steadfast urbanites, cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington D.C. will always and forever be a place to call home. That is, as long as the …

Los Angeles

How to tell stories through photography

The creator of hauntingly striking photographs, Minneapolis-born and based Alec Soth is a storyteller disguised as a documentary photographer. His images hint at an underlying story; capturing people and places set with a melancholy tone. A Magnum photographer as well as founder of his own …

Psychedelics vs Meditation, Which Is More Transformational?

<b>Psychedelics</b><p>Psychedelics allow people to be mindful by over-exposing themselves to all the aspects of themselves that hold them back. There are …

Inside the mind of a pathological shoplifter

<b>The thought of shoplifting may well conjure up images of teenagers trying to impress friends, but for one woman - who has been shoplifting for over 20 years - it has become a compulsion that is dominating her life.</b><p>For Laura - not her real name - it all began at the age of seven, when a friend's …

How Drugs and Alcohol Can Hijack Your Brain

<b>The discovery of a brain circuit ‘shortcut’ could explain why some addicts unintentionally relapse, and suggests that a shift in focus for therapies</b> …

Terry Crews Opens Up About His Porn Addiction In New Video

The only thing larger and stronger than athlete-turned-character actor Terry Crews’ biceps is his sense of duty and decency. Every week, he portrays Sergeant Terry Jeffords on <i>Brooklyn</i> <i>Nine-Nine</i>, <i></i>playing a character who challenges traditional images of masculinity by raising two children with …

Stories of survival: families affected by addiction share advice

In a government-funded pilot, the stories of families affected by drug and alcohol misuse are recorded and shared to help those in similar situations<p>The label around the brown package says simply: “love starts with listening”. Inside, there are headphones and an MP3 player pre-loaded with just one …

U.S. Constitution: Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17

CLAIM<p>Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution holds that "the Federal Government shall never own title to any real property which is not …

10 anti-surveillance tools that protect your privacy online

In 2016, the future of the Internet is up for debate.<p>From Washington to Paris to Beijing, the world’s governments and its richest companies are …

Privacy

After Hatton Garden, is it still possible to get away with a heist?

Is it still possible to get away with a heist?<p>Photo: Charles & Josette Lenars/CORBIS<p>The Hatton Garden raid was meticulous in its planning, dazzling in its complexity – yet still the burglars were caught. In this interconnected age, is the Hollywood-style heist now a thing of the past?<p><i>By Laurence</i> …

Most powerful special forces in the world

In a world where everyday news is full of terrorist attacks and organised crime, special forces have an unavoidable role in any nation's …

Long Exposure Photography: The Various Types

Long exposures can be very fun and are a creative way to emphasize a feeling in a photo. They’re generally simple to do, but complex when it comes to …

How to spot a psychopath (according to a psychopath)

How do you spot a psychopath?<p>One self-proclaiming psychopath has described how he presents himself in society and given a breakdown on his behaviour …

A Wake-Up Call To Fight Government Surveillance

Rafael Laguna Contributor<p>Rafael Laguna is the CEO of Open-Xchange.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The worth of your professional profile, network and personal data<br>• Digital leadership takes center stage ahead of election<p>Look around any crowded place nowadays and it’s quite clear that many of us have …

Five Unconventional Ways to Trigger the Heart Chakra

The Riddler<p>8:30:00 AM Personal Empowerment, Spirit of Life<p>The heart chakra is the central chakra, right smack in the middle of the phenomenal …

Inside the World of Professional Shoplifters

I spoke to a seasoned shoplifter and one of the "store detectives" tasked with catching people like her in the act.<p>Plenty of people have indulged in some sort of shoplifting. The onion scam at a supermarket checkout, a drunken dine-and-dash, a felt jester hat nabbed from one of those shops at …

DSLR Camera Lenses and Their Abbreviations

For those of you who want to learn what these abbreviations are about, I have compiled a list of the terms used, what it stands for and of course …

Cameras

7 Traits You Need as an Entrepreneur

One of my old bosses once told me, "It doesn't matter what your title is. Whatever the company needs, that's what you do. If they made me Director of Toilet Cleaning, we would have the cleanest toilets in the city, period."<p>I now carry this mentality with me through any endeavor I take part in.<p>A lot …

Watch A Timeline Of Every Major Terrorist Attack Of The Last 15 Years

See the chilling terrorism timeline of the last 15 years as an animated map.<p>Efforts to combat terrorism were ratcheted up further than ever after the …

Infographic: Life Inside The Kowloon Walled City

It has been twenty years since the demolition of the Kowloon Walled City. To mark this, the South China Morning Post has created an info-graphic that …

Who owns our cities – and why this urban takeover should concern us all

The huge post-credit crunch buying up of urban buildings by corporations has significant implications for equity, democracy and rights<p>Does the massive foreign and national corporate buying of urban buildings and land that took off after the 2008 crisis signal an emergent new phase in major cities? …

Urbanism

10 Things You Need to Know About Encryption

1. Encryption is easy to use. See below to download applications and view tutorials and links.<p>2. Encryption, a process that scrambles communications, allows only those with the decryption key to read one's messages. An encrypted message looks like random alphanumeric gibberish to the human eye.<p>The …

The Akashic Records: What Are They & Do They Actually Exist?

<b>“All perceptible matter comes from a primary substance, or tenuity beyond conception, filling all space, the Akasha or luminiferous ether, which is</b> …

The use and abuse of 'benzos'

<i>The early 1960s saw a dramatic increase in the use of benzodiazepines, better known as minor tranquilisers or sleeping pills. We've since learned how</i> …

Networking Is Art and Science Combined - Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

Networking has two purposes: (1) to get you your next job, and if that’s not right now, (2) to prepare for when you need to. Networking is the most …