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Why Cities Around The World Are Suddenly Ditching Traffic Lights

Chicago joins other urban areas from England to the Netherlands in rethinking the relationship between pedestrians and automobiles.<p>Common sense says that cars and pedestrians should be kept apart. Pretty straightforward. So why are so many cities challenging that idea? This spring, Chicago will …

Camera Bags: How to Choose The Bag That's Right For You

I am sure, that like me, many of you, when looking to buy a new camera, spend hours, pouring over reviews, brochures and forum opinions as well as …

Outdoors

9 Easy Tips for Sharper, Punchier Street Scenes

Unplanned and unposed. This is the essence of street photography, a genre that so often finds would-be practitioners welling up with anxiety over the …

Landscape Photography

How to Build the Confidence to Photograph People

Portraiture, lifestyle, street, and travel photography – these are some of the genres that feature people as main subject. For some, these are …

In Distiller, a Whiskey App Aimed at Educating the Masses

Brent Stiefel and Mikael Mossberg didn’t know much about whiskey when they met up for drinks in May of 2011. Like many people navigating an ocean of …

4 App-Building Secrets From Apple's Go-To Developer | Inc.com

Few app developers can lay claim to winning praise from Steve Jobs. Ashish Toshniwal is one of them--he received an email from the man himself. In 2010 the CEO of Y Media Labs helped launch the handwriting app Montessorium, which impressed Jobs so much he gushed, "I love what you are doing. Thank …

Histograms: The Key to Perfect Exposure

Many of us will go about our photography without ever looking at those magical graphs called histograms, yet by doing so, we are severely restricting …

Athens Olympics leave mixed legacy, 10 years later

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In an obscure corner of a park sits a forlorn reminder that, 10 years ago, Athens hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics. The …

10 First World War slang words we still use today

Banter, camaraderie and a satirical sense of humour helped make life bearable for the everyday Tommy in the trenches during the First World War. But, …

Language

100 Years of Tear Gas

A chemical weapon drifts off the battlefield and into the streets.<p>In August 1914, French troops fired tear-gas grenades into German trenches along the border between the two countries. While the exact details of this first tear-gas launch are fuzzy, historians mark the Battle of the Frontiers, as …

How to Slow Down and Speed Up Time | The Art of Manliness

As we now approach the sunset of the summer season, take a look back on the last few months. Does it seem like your summer lasted forever, that it …

9 Productivity Secrets From Hard-Working Chefs | Inc.com

If you're in business, you can always use more productivity tips. It's easy to find the ordinary stuff you read in one article after another. Or you can seek out famous time-management tools.<p>Then there are the tips that come from places you might not expect: good restaurants. Chefs and their staffs …

3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

<i>Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help …

10 Gmail Plugins That Improve Email Productivity

If you’re using Gmail and overwhelmed by emails (who isn’t?) you’ll want to download these immediately.<p>Gmail is one of the most popular email services with more than 500 million users, so chances are pretty good that you’re one of them. But are you making the most of your email account? Many of us …

Marion Cotillard: 'I felt I could lose myself'

Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard talks about working with the Dardenne brothers, and taking on her toughest role yet<p>Marion Cotillard is the great silent film actress of our time. True, she has yet to make a silent film and may never actually do so, but let’s not get hung up on technicalities. …

Angelina Jolie

Obama’s Fundraisers, by the Numbers

Here is a look at President Obama’s fundraisers so far in his presidency and how he compares with other presidents. That’s followed by a list of fundraisers this year, through July 29.

Paul Ryan Tuned Out ‘House of Cards’ After Underwood’s Affair

If you thought the affair between Rep. Frank Underwood and reporter Zoe Barnes on “House of Cards” was a little gross, you’re not alone.<p>In an interview with Parade Magazine published Friday morning, Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) said he watched the first few episodes of the season one, but when the …

The Order of Things

What college rankings really tell us.<p>Last summer, the editors of <i>Car and Driver</i> conducted a comparison test of three sports cars, the Lotus Evora, the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, and the Porsche Cayman S. The cars were taken on an extended run through mountain passes in Southern California, and …