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Bay Area quake guide: What you need to know

Recent small quakes around the Bay Area are good reminders to be ready for when a larger one strikes.

San Francisco

Take an Ultra-Detailed Tour of the Moon With This NASA Video

A new video will give you a tour of the Moon as you've never seen it, courtesy of NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The 4K-resolution …

Space Science

Sit Down and Get Comfortable for the Coolest Photography Links of the Week

As another great week rolls by us here in the world of photography, we find Toad Hollow Photography busy at it again looking for interesting links to …

Landscape Photography

Monty Python's 10 funniest sketches

As a Monty Python treasure-trove arrives on Netflix – including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and Monty Python's Flying Circus – it's the perfect moment to look back at 10 of the very best sketches from the masters of surreal comedy.<p>1. The Dead Parrot<p>Arguably the most famous, most …

Comedy

2018 vs. 2017 tax calculator: See how your tax bill will change

It's a whole new ballgame this year. See how your tax bill will change in 2018.<p>There are four weeks to go until your 2017 tax return is due. Whether you decide to e-file or mail in your tax return this year, there's an online tax prep tool that can help guide you through the process -- perhaps even …

Tax Preparation

Watch Natalie Portman’s 3 Best ‘SNL’ Skits From Last Night

It took 12 years, but Natalie Portman finally returned to “Saturday Night Live” as host. Her Season 43 episode wasn’t the best, but there were a few …

How to Find Free Camping in the US

There’s lots of ways to camp—from reserving a highly coveted campsites in national parks to camping on private lands. If you’re willing to forego …

Don't Be Fooled by Low-Impact: These 10 Workouts Incinerate Calories

Injured? Just trying to give your joints a rest? You can still get an incredible workout in! No jumping, no plyo, no pounding the ground — just a great muscle burn (and some serious cardio, if you want!). The best part — it's all low-impact. Let's do this!

Colbert’s ‘Our Cartoon President’ Nails Trump’s Alt-Reality

By turning the president and those around him into cartoons, the new Showtime series does anything but ‘humanize’ them. Plus, watch an exclusive clip …

Tax return tips for 2018: These 5 filing season moves will maximize your refund from 2017

For all the drama over the recent overhaul to the tax code, there’s a good chance actually filing your taxes in 2018 — hopefully by the April 18 …

Video: How to Clean Your Tent

REI continues its "how to" series of videos today, this time providing some tips on how to clean your tent. This is something that a lot of rarely …

What a Total Solar Eclipse Looks Like in 4K, Close-Up, and Real-Time

During the Great American Eclipse, photographer JunHo Oh captured this incredible close-up 4K footage of totality in real time. You can see a great …

Everything You Need to Know About a Diabetic Diet

Not only are 86 million Americans prediabetic, but 90% of them <i>don't even know they have it,</i> the Centers for Disease Control reports. What's more, …

Make Your Own Eclipse Viewer

Hundreds of years before solar viewing glasses were readily available, scientists and casual spectators could still enjoy these rare celestial events without frying their eyeballs. They'd use a combination of pinholes and mirrors to redirect the sun's rays onto a screen.<p>It took a while to figure …

Mathematics

How to Learn in 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months | Inc.com

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you're not clear on what you're doing, it's hard to be motivated. Which is why seemingly easy tasks, like sending a fax, could end up taking months. There's a lack of clarity on <i>how to</i> …

Motivation

Methuselah Walk Moderate

The Methuselah Walk is a 4 mile loop trail in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest section of the White Mountains, where hikers can escape the heat of …

Hiking

This video series teaches you all the Photoshop basics for free

Popular YouTube channel TastyTuts, which specializes in graphic design and digital art tutorials, has published a free course titled 'The Complete …

Photoshop

Getting out of Auto: Understanding the focusing modes on your camera

When trying to understand what different focusing modes are for, it's important to have a basic grasp of exactly what focus is in terms of …

The Next Recession: We Are Witnessing The Largest Twin Bubbles In History

In the coming years, we will have to deal with the largest twin bubbles in history. It’s global debt (especially government debt) and the even larger bubble of government promises.<p>Together, these twin bubbles make up what investor John Mauldin calls “The Great Reset.” Nobody can tell how this …

Economics

ISIS gains foothold in Philippines

ISIS gains a foothold in the Philippines after taking over the city of Marawi. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Turner Broadcasting

7 Photoshop Tricks That Are Hidden in Plain Sight

Adobe’s Photoshop is such a complex piece of software that even professionals find new features and settings every now and then. This 7-minute video …

Tutorials

Visit a New Digital Archive of 2.2 Million Images from the First Hundred Years of Photography

Interested in photography? You’re in the right place. Over the years, we’ve compiled free classes on digital photography, hundreds of photography …

5 best TED Talks about how to be happy (some of which might surprise you)

Whatever you think you know about happiness, think again.<p>I spend my days thinking about all aspects of how to be happier – it’s my job! – and yet I …

5-Minute Tutorial Reveals How To Make Boring Photos Look Awesome

There are a ton of bad photos online and it’s mostly because people simply can’t be bothered with editing. But as this tutorial shows, you don’t need …

Tutorials

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Japanese immigrants brought the art of bonsai to California in the early 20th century, but it was not widely practiced until after World War II. Oak is not traditionally used for bonsai in Japan, but its use began in California in the 1950s. The large trunks and small leaves of the oak create …

Texas A&M

Getting Started in Photoshop? Here’s How to Use Layer Masks to Edit Difficult Images (VIDEO)

Last week we featured Episode 1 in a new how-to series by image-editing expert Anthony Morganti, designed for those of you new to Photoshop and …

Tutorials

Sweet corn is an easy crop for home gardens. Here's how to plant it | NOLA.com

One of life's great treats is biting into corn that was cooked just minutes after it was harvested from your home garden. If you've never had the …

Gardening

These Workout Moves Are Like Espresso Shots for Your Metabolism

First, let's get a better understanding of what metabolism actually is. Put simply, it's the bodily process needed to maintain life, wherein the body …

Here’s How to Camp for Free in the United States

When I was 19 and an idiot, I set out on a harebrained road trip from Seattle to California with no real plan other than eventually, maybe, to come …

RVs