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North Dakota governor warns pipeline protesters of possible March flooding | Reuters

(Reuters) - North Dakota’s new governor warned on Tuesday that protesters remaining at the construction site of the Dakota Access Pipeline should vacate their main camp before spring because of the risk of flooding.<p>Vehicles and campsites can be seen inside Oceti Sakowin camp where "water …

North Dakota

Businessman's daughter 'planned elaborate conspiracy to have former boyfriend assassinated by hitmen'

The daughter of a wealthy businessman planned an “elaborate conspiracy” to have her former boyfriend assassinated by hitmen, a court heard.<p>Rebecca Deferia, 30, allegedly arranged with her father for three hitmen to shoot Jonathan Catchpole, 38, at his home in return for at least £12,500.<p>One of the …

The UN's peacekeeping nightmare in Africa

<b>One of the key issues facing Antonio Guterres, the UN's newly installed secretary-general, will be to address critical failures in African peacekeeping operations.</b><p>With this is mind, he will surely be asking himself whether the vast organisation he is now leading needs to chart a different …

Africa

This free plugin shows the active focus point for your photographs in Lightroom

One of the few advantages to using your camera manufacturer’s software is that they often show which autofocus point was being used when the shot was …

Keeping Your Camera Steady

Photographer Ralph Clevenger (with wife Mary Jane Headlee) shooting from the open sunroof of a Range Rover, using the tripod spread across the roof …

Separate Egg Yolks from Whites for Incredibly Fluffy Pancakes

Unless I’m making crepes, I want my pancakes to be fluffy stacks of cloud-like wonderment. Luckily, it’s really simple to add oomph to flapjacks: you …

This is Why You Should Post-Process Your Photography

I took the best photo of my life today. I came down from the mountain and loaded it up on my computer. When I brought the photos up on my screen, …

Photography

NBA mascot trolling Mariah Carey is hilariously brutal

The San Antonio Spurs are the latest to troll Mariah Carey for her awkward New Year's Eve performance.<p>After the Indiana Pacers' "Lip Sync Cam", the …

This 3,500-Year-Old Greek Tomb Upended What We Thought We Knew About the Roots of Western Civilization

They had been digging for days, shaded from the Greek sun by a square of green tarpaulin slung between olive trees. The archaeologists used picks to …

Download 243 Free eBooks on Design, Data, Software, Web Development & Business from O’Reilly Media

Last week we highlighted for you 20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media. Little did we know that we were just scratching the surface of the …

Web Design

Improve Your Photography Skills With This 52 Week Photo Challenge

Challenges are a fun way to help improve your skills in a particular area. If you want to get better at photography, or you just like taking …

Shoot This 52 Week Photo Challenge in 2017 to Improve Your Skills

My original 52 Week Challenge in 2016 was a huge success, with tens of thousands of photographers participating from around the world. In celebration …

Tired Of New Year's Resolutions? Try This Instead

While chatting with a friend last week, the topic of New Year's resolutions came up.<p>"So, how about your resolutions for 2016?" I asked her. "Umm, well, you know... they never stick," she replied.<p>Yep. Pretty much the same response I get from most of my friends.<p>Each year many of us create promises to</i> …

7 Tips for Achieving Your Goals From a Productivity Expert

The beginning of a new year is quickly approaching, which makes now the perfect time to take stock of your priorities and set goals for your future. …

The Best Workout (Ever) in a Series of Gifs

<i>This piece was originally published on October 15, 2015.</i><p>If you’ve ever tried “the class,” you know it’s a challenge. A very loud challenge. There is …

5 Tips How To Make Your Photography Look Magical

The key word is long exposure. Take a tripod and ND filters with you and the result will be totally different than handheld shots. ND (neutral …

Fill Your New Kindle, iPad, iPhone, eReader with Free eBooks, Audio Books, Online Courses & More

Santa left a new Kindle, iPad, Kindle Fire or other media player under your tree. He did his job. Now we'll do ours. We'll tell you how to fill those …

Audrey Hepburn

How to match exposures on multiple photos in Lightroom

When you are out shooting, you can sometimes end up with plenty of photos that vary significantly in exposure. Adobe Lightroom published a short …

The Keys to Training Your Dog to Stop Barking

Dogs will be dogs, which means they sometimes bark, but you can teach your dog to control their barking so that it’s not disruptive. These three tips …

17 expert-backed tips for working out through the winter

It's the start of winter and it's just beginning to get cold outside in much the US. For many of us, there's a good chance it'll be dark by the time we leave work every day for the next few months.<p>And that's depressing enough that it seems like a reason to put off workouts, curl up with a book or …

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This Map Shows the Shortest Route to Almost 50,000 Historic U.S. Sites

It's the ultimate trip for history lovers.<p>History lovers, we just found your next road trip.<p>According to <i>Travel + Leisure</i>, a professor at the University of Waterloo, William Cook, led a team of researchers to find the shortest-possible route for visiting 49,603 of the sites listed on the National …

Gym Showdown: Free Weights vs. Machines

If you want to get stronger, some kind of resistance training is the way to go. So when you walk into the gym, should you start loading plates onto a …

Exercise

The best lifehacks to help you read more, eat more vegetables, and keep your sneakers like new

I was standing in the shower recently when I realized that baked oatmeal has changed my life. Historically, my weekday morning breakfast routine has vacillated between eating and spending too much ($5 egg-and-cheese bagels) and eating too little (leftover bits of cornflake dust). Then, this year, I …

Productivity

Want to throw the perfect dinner party? Try the Theory of Deliciousness

See the innovative combinations and experiences used by Chef David Chang and Steinbeisser that take fine dining to the next level.<p>Momofuku Caviar and …

David Chang

Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2016 (But Shouldn't Have)

It’s a holiday weekend, which probably means you have some down time. What better activity, while you’re digesting that leftover Turkey, than …

Tom Hiddleston

My Favourite Packing Tips

Packing is always the element of going away which I have a love-to-hate relationship with. I start off by being very organised and gently placing …

Backpacking

Win 1,000,000 United Miles, Baby W Travels, Emotional Support Duck, Transfer Thank You Points to JetBlue, Airbnb Gift Cards Bonus & More- The Rehash!

We’re currently away on our first trip (flying) as a family of 4. Besides needed to bring along some extra gear, things have gone smoothly for us. We …

New Orleans

Has the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle finally been solved?

Researchers in the US claim they have discovered the answer to the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle.<p>Covering more than half a million square miles of ocean located between Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rica, the term "Bermuda Triangle" was first coined by writer Vincent H. Gaddis in 1964.<p>The area is …