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Innovation and Tradition Mingle at Seattle’s Award-Winning Copperworks Distilling Company

Innovation

Report: The White House Is Using California Wildfires as a Pretext to Seize Control of State Waterways

Donald Trump’s administration has moved to have the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration take control of California water management under …

Forests

Why we hate using email but love sending texts

They both allow us to stay in touch, but while email often attracts ire, text messaging is more popular than ever. Is the way we choose to communicate saying more than we might think?<p>Around 15 years ago, I was working at my part-time job at an electronics store at the mall. One of my colleagues …

Text Messaging

10 useful Gmail settings you'll wish you knew sooner

More than a billion people use Gmail. That’s about one in seven people on Earth, actively using this free email platform in 74 different languages.<p>Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported some third-party developers were collecting data on Gmail users. If you are worried about this practice, I’ve …

Apps

TSA Adding More Scanners That Let You Keep Liquids in Your Bag

A total of 15 U.S. airports will have the new tech.<p>The TSA line will soon be a little less of a hassle. After successful tests in Phoenix's Sky Harbor International and Boston's Logan airports—and one installation into JFK International Airport—12 additional airports across the U.S. are getting the …

Flying

These Are the Best Translation Apps for Travelers

To a certain extent, native English speakers have it easy. The language is spoken by one in five people globally, making it easily understood …

Language

Four Months of Wanderings

What Do You Do When You're Housesitting?

24 Cheap Meals That Are Perfect For Entertaining

Get the gang together without going broke.<p><b>• 15 Big-Batch Cocktails You Can Make For $30 Or Less</b><p>• 20 Cheap Meals That Won't Break The Bank

What is gaslighting? And how do you know if it's happening to you?

It’s an unfortunate reality that happens in personal relationships and by public figures to the peoples they serve.<p>“Oh come on. I never said that.”<p>“You’re just being overly sensitive.”<p>“I don’t know why you’re making such a big deal out of this…”<p>Psychologists use the term “gaslighting” to refer to a …

Domestic Violence

UNESCO Adds 20 New Sites to Its World Heritage List

The 2018 additions to UNESCO’s World Heritage List include an ancient city in Oman and Buddhist mountain monasteries in Korea.<p>UNESCO has added 20 new …

National Parks

iOS 12: How to access Photos in the Messages app

One of the more controversial changes in iOS 12 is how the photo library is managed in the Messages app. Previously, the photo picker was available when tapping the camera icon. However, with iOS 12, Apple has turned Photos into a full on Messages app and now sits in the App Store tab versus the …

World's best sailing destinations

<b>(CNN) —</b> Anchoring in idyllic bays. Slipping into azure waters for a refreshing dip. Warm breeze filling the sails en route to the next enchanted spot. Drinks and dinner on board under the stars. Gentle lapping to loll you to sleep.<p>And repeat. Day after blissful day.<p>A sailing holiday is a passport …

British Virgin Islands

These are the victims of the Capital Gazette newsroom shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rob Hiaasen walked into the newsroom of the Capital Gazette newspaper convinced that his community had the right to know the news. He had a unique way of telling stories and enjoyed mentoring young reporters.<p>"He was a coach, and he was a mentor. He wanted to teach young journalists to be …

Capital Gazette

Blockchain explained

Blockchain

Tired of the Tube? There's now an official London Underground walking map

LONDON — The Tube: It’s the bane of many commuters' lives and even minor disruptions can send the city into a complete meltdown.<p>If you’ve ever dreamt …

Scientists are exploring a lost rainforest hidden in a Mozambique volcano for the first time

It’s hard to miss Mount Lico, a relatively isolated cliff jutting out 700 meters (nearly 2,300 feet) above the plains of northern Mozambique. Yet for hundreds of years, people were unaware that inside the ancient volcano lay a hidden rainforest, protected by the volcano’s high walls.<p>Discovered by …

Google Earth

Why Authoritarians Love to Quote This Bible Passage

Interpreting the Bible is not easy. The Bible is an assortment of sacred myths, metaphors, and allegories born of a world very different than our own.<p>…

Inside the New Technology That Could Transform the Solar Power Industry

The future of solar power has looked increasingly bright in recent years thanks to the plummeting cost of silicon solar panels and a global push for …

Your Morning Cup of Coffee Is in Danger. Can the Industry Adapt in Time?

Howard Schultz wants to know if I drink coffee. The Starbucks boss is sitting on a balcony overlooking the company’s leafy farm in the Costa Rican …

TSA Implements New Carry-On Rules for Powders

New TSA regulations on how much powder you can carry on an international flight into the United States go into effect on June 30.<p>Just when you …

With three words, President Trump fortifies a flawed perception about NASA

"We're reopening NASA," president says at a campaign rally.<p>Fresh off an appearance at a National Space Council meeting Monday, space was evidently on …

My Estrangement Makes Me Feel Like Such A Loser!

“My Estrangement Makes Me Feel Like Such A Loser!” By Joshua Coleman, PhD Estrangement is not only hurtful to parents because of the loss of their …

Trump is creating his American caliphate, and democracy has no defence | Nesrine Malik

Officials quoting a holy text to justify repressive policies is something we who grew up in the Arab world have seen before<p>If there was a dictator’s playbook, the Donald Trump administration would now be on the “Instrumentalise Religion” chapter. Last week, in what sounded like the launch of a US …

Donald Trump

11 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Trip to Europe

Jetsetting to Europe for the first time can be both a blessing and a curse. Though you’ll never forget the once-in-a-lifetime moments like first …

California’s largest lake is dying, leaving toxic dust behind

As California’s largest lake dries up, it threatens nearby communities with clouds of toxic dust<p>On May 29th, 2009, Michelle Dugan and her family began the 600-mile trip from El Centro, California to the Bay Area, where she was set to attend her college orientation. They left late Friday evening, …

California

23andMe Is Suing Ancestry Over Some Pretty Ancient IP

Heredity is so hot right now. In 2017, the number of people who who’ve had their DNA analyzed for the purposes of tracing their genealogy doubled to …

Which Airline Has the Best “Basic Economy” Option?

American, United, and Delta have all stripped their lowest fares’ amenities down to bare bones—even for elite fliers.<p>The media buzz around airlines …

Flying

What Ants Are Teaching Us About Boarding Airplanes

Boarding an airplane can be much faster and more organized; we just need to know where to look for inspiration when it comes to streamlining the …

Tennessee Legislature Discovers 80+ Year Old Unpaid Whiskey Barrel Tax Bill

By Distillery Trail<p>In Blog<p>0<p>There’s a lot happening with whiskey in Tennessee these days. Just last year, the <b>Tennessee Distillers Guild</b> kicked off the …