Joshua K. McClain

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Why the Great Migration Needs to Top Your Bucket List, in 15 Photos

Wildebeests on the Move<p>Blue wildebeests, also known as white-bearded wildebeests, make up the bulk of the great migration that covers 1,200 miles of …

Excel errors: How Microsoft's spreadsheet may be hazardous to your health | ZDNet

Millions of Excel spreadsheets are used in medicine, science, economics, and finance. Yet up to 90 percent have serious -- even life threatening -- …

Computer printers have been quietly embedding tracking codes in documents for decades

In 2004, when color printers were still somewhat novel, PCWorld magazine published an article headlined: “Government Uses Color Laser Printer Technology to Track Documents.”<p>It was one of the first news reports on a quiet practice that had been going on for 20 years. It revealed that color printers …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Use Excel, PowerQuery and Yahoo Finance to manage your Portfolio

There are some new and powerful Business Intelligence options available to all of us, from scalable cloud platforms to the Excel on the desktop. So …

Databases

Eight Tips to Become the Scrum Master Your Team Needs

As a Scrum Master, do you ever feel like you’re not doing all you can for your team? Are you doing the basics of the job, yet feel you could do …

Project Management

Top 10 Simple Weight Loss Hacks You Can Implement Right Now

Weight loss isn’t easy (if it were, we wouldn’t have a billion different diet plans and products to waste our money on). But even the smallest weight …

The Best Books About Science of 2016

The best writing makes you see the world anew, and science writing is no different. Whether it’s shedding light on worlds beyond us (<i>Hidden Figures</i>) …

Books

Year in review 2016: The 50 most important stories about birds and birders

Year in review 2016: Tricolored Heron at Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach Florida, July 16, 2015, by Marilynne Strazzeri. View photo.hat a year …

Birds

Here are 25 books Wall Street will be reading this spring

Dave Lutz, the head of exchange-traded funds at JonesTrading, recently released his annual "Spring Break reading" list.<p>Over 600 Wall Streeters around the world contributed to this list of great books for outdoor reading.<p>From science-fiction thrillers to business profiles, the full list is stellar, …

Books

Most Popular Spices by Cuisine

With the explosion of cooking shows on TV and more information on recipes from far away places available on the internet Americans are more willing …

Windows 10 problem solvers: My must-have utilities (and many are free) | ZDNet

Overcome annoyances and solve problems<p>Windows 10 comes with plenty of awesome built-in apps, but sometimes... I want more. When I need to support …

The Best Features of the Alexa Phone App You Might Not Know About

The big appeal of the Amazon Echo is that you can get things done without touching your phone. So, you might’ve missed that the Alexa app you used to …

8 Great Chapter Books for Third Graders

Wondering what book to pick up for your third grader?<p>As they develop more independence and the ability to read longer and more complex stories, the …

How Can I Find Out If Someone’s Stealing My Wi-Fi?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>Lately it seems like my high speed connection is bogged down, and I'm getting a creepy feeling that someone's stealing my bandwidth …

Wi-Fi

Redwood National Park Is Simply Unbelievable

Nature

The Privacy Enthusiast's Guide to Using an iPhone

Your privacy is important, and now more than ever, it seems like everyone is trying to put eyes on your personal data. That might include …

8 Conservation Projects For Cub Scouts

Earth Day is a good time to get the whole Pack thinking about doing a ‘good turn’ for the environment. It’s also a great opportunity to show how …

This Reference Chart Covers the Basics of Soldering At a Glance

Soldering electronics is a delicate art. If you’re just getting started learning how to solder, this handy reference chart can help you spot some …

Hobbies

Is This the Underground Everest?

Far beneath a remote mountain range in Uzbekistan, explorers are delving into a labyrinth that could be the world's deepest cave.<p>This story appears in the March 2017 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p><b>‘Don’t worry, you can’t get lost down here.’</b> Larisa Pozdnyakova’s words, in her thick Russian …

Nature

Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Combine 1 tablespoon brown sugar, the paprika, mustard powder, cumin, 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Rub the spice mixture …

Exactly How to Use Squats to Lose Weight, Run Faster, and Reduce Back Pain

1/8 Beth Bischoff<p>Front (Or Goblet) Squat<p><b>Best for: Long Torso</b><br>More upper body means you’re more likely to lean forward as you lower down. Holding a weight in front of you forces you to shift your own weight back (so you don’t fall over). It distributes the load equally between your glutes and …

Women's Health

How to Choose and Buy Your First Kettlebell

If you’d rather not fight for kettlebells at the gym or just want to work out at home, one well-chosen kettlebell is versatile, compact, and pretty …

5 Ways to Connect With Your Daughter | National Center for Fathering

Dad, connecting with your daughter is one of the most important things you can do with her. Setting time aside for moments to connect can shape the …

How to avoid the 7 most common mistakes of Big Data analysis

One of the coolest things about being a data scientist is being industry-agnostic. You could dive into gigabytes or even petabytes of data from any …

The Best Password Managers

Our pick<p>LastPass has lots of great features, is easy to use, and supports virtually every platform and browser. Most features are free, and the …

Encryption

Let’s Learn JavaScript Closures

Closures are a fundamental JavaScript concept that every serious programmer should know inside-out.<p>The Internet is packed with great explanations of …

JavaScript

Top 5 Benefits of Docker

In case you missed my webinar, you can still watch the recording on YouTube. Or check out the slides.<p>Benefit 1: Solve "Works on My Machine" …

The Best Books of 2016

6 toys that will make your kids actually like learning

<i>– Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Educational toys don't …

Kids