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Hands-on: LumaFusion – this is the iPad video editing app we’ve been waiting for [Video]

If you’ve never heard of LumaFusion ($19.99), I won’t fault you for that. I hadn’t heard of it either until commenters on our YouTube channel vehemently encouraged me to give the app a shot.<p>Pardon me for initially being skeptical, as I’d heard this story numerous times before: “So and so has …

The fascinating story behind Apple’s iconic ‘Get a Mac’ ad campaign

From the very first Mac ad that aired during the 1984 Super Bowl to the memorable “Think Different” ads featuring notable historical figures, Apple …

No matter how many times you watch this trick shot, you still won't believe it

Apparently, Taylor Laybourne is a golf instructor at Davis Park Golf Course in Fruit Heights, Utah. You've probably never heard of him (we hadn't either), and that's amazing considering he can do things like this.<p>And when we say things like this, we're talking about a trick shot that is so absurd, …

What it's like using the 'iPhone of vaporizers' — a $275 gadget that lets you smoke weed on the go

The marijuana retail industry has been disrupted again and again.<p>Years ago, glass bongs, pipes, and joints dominated the pot paraphernalia space. Those devices gave way to clunky desktop vaporizers used for inhaling marijuana vapor. They gained in popularity through the mid-2000s by delivering …

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The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

Buying Golf Clubs On The Internet? Six Ways To Avoid Getting Screwed

The lure of golf equipment on the Internet is worse than a plate of brownies at an afternoon budget meeting. It’s so easy to get excited by low prices and instant access that we sometimes make decisions that are as reasoned as, well, that third brownie. Toward that end, here’s some advice we got …

Best Fitness Equipment For Golfers

All it takes is one weekend watching PGA Tour pros routinely bomb it 350 yards down the fairway to understand that golf is no longer a game played by people who aren't athletic enough to compete in other sports. The game's participants, especially at the elite level, have transformed from golfers …

Hit The Green With Every Wedge Shot

Master those tricky shots from 50 yards and in<p>The little wedge from 20 to 50 yards is one I’ve always felt comfortable with, although it can be a shot that gives even good players fits. I have a series of keys that make it easy to nip the ball precisely. Once you have those keys down cold, you can …

The peak of Sinatra’s power: “Every Sinatra performance was acting. His greatest performance was as himself”

Salon speaks to biographer James Kaplan about the Chairman of the Board’s second act<p>Few musicians were ever as popular, influential, complicated, or dangerous as Frank Sinatra. Between landmark albums like “Songs for Young Lovers” and “In the Wee Small Hours,” his movie acting (“From Here to …

10 Great TV Shows You're Not Watching

Look, everyone is excited about "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp." And for good reason: It rules. So does "Mr. Robot" and "Ray Donovan" …

New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News strike deals for anti-Clinton research

The New York Times, The Washington Post and Fox News have made exclusive agreements with a conservative author for early access to his opposition research on Hillary Clinton, a move that has confounded members of the Clinton campaign and some reporters, the On Media blog has confirmed.<p>"Clinton …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

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One nation without God: Why a post-religious America is upon us

The yoke of fundamentalism is loosening. New data reveal Americans are turning away from religion in record numbers<p>With fire-breathing religion figuring anew in global conflicts, and political discussions at home often dominated by the nuttery of the Christian right, you might get the sense that …

15 TV Shows You Should Totally Be Watching But Probably Aren't

We know your DVR is already full of conflicts, but these underappreciated series are worth your attention.

All Eyes on Anjelica Huston: The Legendary Actress on Love, Abuse, and Jack Nicholson

Anjelica Huston on her new memoir, which details her turbulent romance with Jack Nicholson and the alleged violence by former boyfriend Ryan …

Secrets of Route 66 | Touring the Mother Road Via Motorcycle

<b>Secrets of Route 66 – Motorcycle Travel</b><p>It was a late April afternoon when we rode up on the “Ghost Stretch” of Spencer, Mo. There was quite a bit of …

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Social conservatives’ dire moment: Why they’re slowly losing America

<b>(AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta/J. Scott Applewhite/Reuters/Joe Skipper/Salon)</b><p>There’s a very hopeful trend — but justice also entails economic issues. And here’s where things get complicated<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>May 29, 2014 11:44am (UTC)<p>Here's some good news for us all to ponder: According to Gallup, the …

The 50 Most Spectacular Galaxy Pictures of all Time

Here are the 50 most spectacular galaxy pictures of all time -- from pictures of the Andromeda Galaxy to the pictures of the "Cosmic Tinker Bell …

Spreading the Awkwardness

“My 14 year old daughter forgot it was school picture day. Normally would have fixed her hair and dressed nice. On this day she wore a Nike shirt …

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Escaping the Recession by Boat

ANCHORED IN AN AQUA LAGOON, surrounded by a necklace of thin coral beach, the 32-foot cutter Saltbreaker has a tight below-decks cabin that smells like mildew, body odor, and, just now, a strip-mall dollar store. The space is a catastrophe of new T-shirts, cheap baseball hats, sunglasses, ballpoint …

Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science buffs in school, but that's probably because no one ever presented the …

This is the future of web browsing

So long as web developers actually embrace it<p>An article shared on <i>Sidebar</i>today highlights the mind-blowing power of HTML5. Web developer / Mozilla evangelist David Walsh has collated nine demos that use just native web technologies to show how much can be done in your web browser without the need …

Texas teen dies after being impaled on bull statue horn

<b>A US teenager has died after being impaled by the horn of a bull statue on a Texas university campus.</b><p>Miguel Martinez was fatally wounded in the chest before dawn on Saturday morning in a park near the National Ranching Heritage Center, at Texas Tech University in the city of Lubbock.<p>He is believed …

3 ways to say no to people who want to pick your brain

<b>3 ways to say no to people who want to pick your brain</b><p>Has this happened to you? Hey <insert your name>, I love what you're doing and I'd love to chat with you and pick your brain about how you do it.<p>It's been happening to me a lot lately! +Marie Forleo has fantastic advice for you if you're drowning in constant requests from friends who want to “have coffee and pick your brain.”<br>But the truth is…<br>a. You don’t freakin’ have time for coffee right now.<br>b. You don’t want to have your brain picked.<br>c. …

10 Facial Reconstructions of Famous Historical Figures

Why look at a painting of a historical figure when you can come face to face with one? Forensic facial reconstruction using scans of skeletal remains …

Here's 25 Utterly Improvised Movie Scenes

With so much investment needed in making a featured length film, one of key elements that film studios are fastidious about is the script …