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If our supersmart tech leaders knew a bit more about history or philosophy we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in now<p>One of the biggest puzzles about our current predicament with fake news and the weaponisation of social media is why the folks who built this technology are so taken aback by what has …

Social Media

Here’s A (Crazy?) Plan To Bribe Crows To Clean Up Cigarette Butts

Tossed cigarette butts are a huge litter problem. Crows are highly intelligent animals that can be trained to perform tasks for rewards. Can this possibly work? And is it even ethical?<p>In the quest to convince smokers to stop tossing cigarette butts on the street, cities have experimented with …

Technology is destroying the most important asset in your life

<i>“Money isn’t the most important thing in the world. Your time is.”</i><p>Parents, teachers, and mentors all around the world have spoken these words to us, in one form of another, throughout our lives. It makes sense, too.<p>Most of us come to realize at some point that money is a means, not an end. It …

Mindfulness

Forget About Using Your Camera’s Base ISO Setting: ISO 50 Is Your Best Bet When Shooting Raw (VIDEO)

One of the benefits of today’s advanced digital cameras is that they offer extremely high ISO settings that deliver remarkable results under …

7 Top Educational Virtual Reality Apps

By: Shane Haumpton. These seven educational virtual reality apps can provide enhanced engagement, improved retention, and the ability to block out …

Our need to feel special is making us lonely

About a month ago, a group of about 20 men—all fathers in their 30s and 40s—gathered at a home in Oakland, California to talk fatherhood. Alarmingly, when asked how many of them had “real friends”—the kind of confidantes with whom they could talk honestly and vulnerably about life on a regular …

Watching magnets morph liquid rocket fuel is hypnotically beautiful

This liquid rocket fuel becomes magnetised when near a magnetic field. So it dances and morphs when magnets are moved around it.<p>It is called ferrofluid and it was invented by NASA's Steve Papell to be a rocket fuel that could work in zero gravity due to its magnetic qualities.<p>Magnet Expert Ltd …

Delegates hear accounts of harmful effects of testing on pupils, including woman who blames childhood exams for her alopecia<p>A national boycott of primary school testing in England moved a step closer after delegates at the National Union of Teachers’ annual conference heard graphic accounts of the …

Education

The World of Photography is Exploding! Here's What's Been Happening...

Another <b>terrific week</b> in the world of photography has flown by us all, and here we find Toad Hollow Photography has been looking in every corner of …

12 TED Talks that will teach you how to have healthy relationships

Regardless of what kind of relationship you want to strengthen, each is fundamentally similar to the next in a number of ways.<p>In all healthy relationships, we are able to listen well, empathize, connect, resolve conflict, and respect others.<p>The following TED Talks are a great refresher course in …

‘Digital heroin’ is killing your relationship with your kids

Kids are more likely to snuggle when adults are reading real books to them than when they are reading tablets.<p>This is the result of a new, albeit …

Diets

35 Ways To Transform Everything You Own With Paint

Wicker benches, linoleum floors, table lamps, KitchenAid mixers, you name it.

5 Free Graphic Design Tools To Create Your Own Visuals in 2017

Why would you pay a design agency upwards of $5,000 for one graphic design, when you can create your own visuals for next to nothing?<p>Many startups and new entrepreneurs understand the value of using visuals in their marketing strategy, but how many people are actually going to throw five grand at a …

Want to Be a Better Dad in 2017? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

Many dads will set out to be better fathers in 2017 than they were in 2016. However, sometimes the parenting resources for dads are lacking, and they're left guessing as to how to improve.<p>All the studies show that the influence fathers have in the lives of their children is far greater than what …

Parenting

The best music videos of 2016

This year saw the music video bite back in a big way: after years of dwindling budgets, record labels were starting to offer directors more money to work with, coming up with inventive visual counterparts for their artist’s songs. Beyoncé dropped a full-length feature for <i>Lemonade</i> that was more …

10 Useful TED Talks Every Designer Must Watch

Design, in general, is one of the jobs that receive the biggest flow of daily inspiration. Each day you encounter advertisements on the street, modern architecture, and commercials with stunning graphics. It’s easy to get lost and overwhelmed.<p>If you’re seeking for professional inspiration, provided …

TED Talks

Enjoy This Hour-Long Video of Nick Offerman Drinking Whisky in Scotland

And tune out the rest of the Internet.<p>At some point, presumably last year, Nick Offerman sat in front of the Lagavulin distillery, peacefully sipping Scotch as partygoers rang in the New Year behind him. He made a video. It's an hour long.<p>Around 12 minutes and 25 seconds in, music softly begins to …

Nick Offerman

Gareth Evans Is Your New Acoustic Guitar Teacher

If you love playing the guitar you’re reading the right article! But before anything else, I’d like you to know who Gareth Evans is by watching his …

Guitar

Tech-savvy rightwingers have been able to ‘game’ the algorithms of internet giants and create a new reality where Hitler is a good guy, Jews are evil and… Donald Trump becomes president<p>Here’s what you don’t want to do late on a Sunday night. You do not want to type seven letters into Google. That’s …

Fake News

Unleash Unlimited Depth Of Field

<i>Finished Image. Craig Blacklock defied the limits of depth of field and diffraction to create this image. He created the series of exposures shown</i> …

It’s one of the cheapest cuts of beef, but spend an afternoon slow-cooking a brisket and you’ll reap the dividends<p>You’ll need a spoon. The broth surrounding the beef has been in the oven for four hours, along with a handful of caramelised shallots, black peppercorns, thyme sprigs and bay leaves. I …

Recipes

Angry Photographer: Part 1: HOW TO: AF LENS CALIBRATION of your NIKON & Lenses !

Nikon

Indiana is the only place that can save the GOP from a Trump takeover

The only thing that can save the Republican party from a Donald Trump takeover is Indiana.<p>On the heels of Trump’s resounding win in five states on Tuesday night, anti-Trump Republicans need Ted Cruz to take the Hoosier State to stop the frontrunner from accumulating the 1,237 delegates needed to …

Republicans

50 essential books every graphic designer should read

When it comes to seeking inspiration and learning, graphic designers are spoilt for choice. There is a wealth of literature at our fingertips, all …

Graphic Design

Photos Showcase the Exquisite Intricacy of Iranian Mosques

<i>Vakil mosque was built in the 18th century, during the Zand period. It is located in Shiraz, Iran and</i> <i>covers an area of 8,660 square meters.</i><p>About five …

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The</b> …

Non-fiction

Every single thing that is wrong with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Like a big, wet glob of fetid bird droppings tumbling down from the sky, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has landed with an audible splat. It’s been almost three years since director Zack Snyder revealed the project at San Diego Comic-Con and in those years, the multimillion-dollar hype machine …

DJ Khaled

Scientists have discovered a new way to fight antibiotic resistance

Two types of lab-made molecules make drug-resistant bacteria susceptible to antibiotics again, researchers report March 9 in <i>Science Translational Medicine.</i><p>The discovery could provide new tools in the fight against microbes such as methicillin-resistant <i>Staphylococcus aureus,</i> or MRSA<i>,</i> which causes …

Photographer Shoots the Daytona 500 Entirely with Expired Rolls of Film

As anyone who ever spent a night processing negatives in a hotel bathroom can attest, film photography has its disadvantages. No match for the efficiency and immediacy of modern digital reproduction, shooting with film not only demands patience, but also introduces a reactionary element to the …

Infants Understand More Than You Think, Study Shows

By the time she is 20 months old, your baby can use a spoon and a fork. She can throw a ball. She can find your favorite lipstick and feed it to the …