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The Volkswagen XL1 Is The Most Efficient Car Ever

Drive more than 500 miles on two gallons of fuel<p>For years, automakers have worked to push fuel economy beyond 100 miles per gallon. Reaching that mark typically meant three things: cutting weight, maximizing aerodynamics, and improving powertrain efficiency. In 1999, Volkswagen engineers got close …

Fuel Efficiency

Today in Gear: August 15, 2014

<b>The Writer’s Block</b><br>What these nifty little blocks lack in original prose they more make up in the decluttering department. Designed to hold your pen …

Incase - SYNDCT

Author:<p>Freshness<p>Publish date:<p>Not just a bag and accessories company, Incase introduces their newest sub-label, SYNDCT. The Californian company …

Be Careful What You Wish for in Iraq

Be careful of what you wish for, because it might just happen. This pretty much applies to all those who were dying to see an end to the Iran-backed Prime Minister of Iraq, Nuri al-Malki. A radical Shiite affiliated with the Islamic-driven Dawa Party, Malki has ruled Iraq through a controversial …

Middle East

The Wonderful, Weird Economy of Burning Man

Burners spend thousands preparing for the money-free event. But just as the desert community cannot fully escape capitalism, neither can capitalism remain untouched by the "gift economy."<p>The busiest time of year for the Reno-Tahoe International Airport is not Thanksgiving, or Christmas, or any of …

Lauryn Hill Dedicates ‘Black Rage’ Song to Ferguson

Lauryn Hill has released a self-described “sketch” of her song “Black Rage,” which she has dedicated to the people fighting for racial equality in …

Hive Mentality

A beekeeping queen shares lessons learned in her first three years at work.<p><b>Bee realistic.</b> The romantic notion of bees buzzing through a flower garden with free-flowing honey and next to no hive care is a fantasy. Beekeeping is hard work. It requires planning, study, community support, and quite a …

Insects

9 Fun and Inspiring Ways to Garden in Mason Jars

It seems like the DIY world has been finding all sorts of new and interesting ways to use mason jars for projects, and we’re no exception. There are …

Gardening

Private firms 'are using detained immigrants as cheap labour'

Campaigners have criticised private firms for using immigration detainees as cheap labour inside detention centres after research suggested this saves them millions of pounds. Some detainees said they were being paid as little as £1 an hour to cook and clean.<p>Home Office figures showed that in May …

'Would Michael Brown still be here if we voted for the right people?'

The group of Ferguson residents clumped around the makeshift memorial at the spot where a police officer shot Michael Brown readily admitted that two weeks ago they had little idea who ran their city.<p>They paid no attention to the fact that, while two-thirds of Ferguson’s residents are African …

The British jihadis

<b>Abu Abdullah al Britani</b><p>Using a nom de guerre, the 32-year-old from Portsmouth is believed to be one of a number who have travelled from the southern English city to Syria, from where he has used social media to promote the Isis message.<p><b>Muhammad Hamidur Rahman</b><p>A former supervisor at Primark who left …

$40 million lawsuit slams Ferguson police actions during recent protests

In a $40 million federal lawsuit, five people arrested recently in Ferguson, Missouri, accuse police of using "wanton and excessive force" and treating U.S. citizens "as if they were war combatants."<p>A complaint filed Thursday alleges that police officers from Ferguson and St. Louis County used …

Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role

Ferguson, Mo., has seen nearly two weeks of protests after an unarmed 18-year-old African-American man was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. This week, a black leader stepped in to help defuse tensions. But it wasn't a civil rights spokesman or the first African-American …

Denver Police Chief: Only Bad Cops Fear Wearing Body Cams

The Denver Police Department is looking to equip 800 officers with body cameras in 2015.<p>In an interview with the Denver Post, Denver Police Chief Robert White said that body-mounted cameras would serve as an impartial record, protecting those who make legitimate complaints, and shielding officers …

Associated Press News

Stop spy flights, China warns the U.S.

China has warned the United States to end its military surveillance flights near Chinese territory, rejecting claims by Washington that a Chinese fighter jet made several "dangerous" and "unprofessional" passes at a U.S. Navy plane last week.<p>The U.S. should take "concrete measures" towards ending …

Second plane diverts after passenger dispute over reclining seat

An outburst over a reclined seat led an American Airlines flight to divert to Boston, at least the second such incident in the US this week, authorities said.<p>A passenger, Edmund Alexandre, became upset after a woman reclined the seat in front of him on the Miami-to-Paris flight on Wednesday night, …

Brides Says “I Do” to a Flipboard Edition

The institution of marriage may be heading toward the same fate as the dodo. Millennials in the U.S. are on track to have the lowest marriage rates, …

Let's Be Real: Your Cover Really Does Matter

Let’s Be Real: Your Cover Really Does Matter<p>MagMaker / August 19, 2014<p>You may not be able to fairly judge a magazine by its cover, but people will …

Spotlight: Portrait Photographer Sean Hagwell

MagMaker / August 25, 2014<p><b>My name is</b> Sean Hagwell and <b>my medium is</b> photography. And sometimes directing.<p><b>My love of photography</b> started when I found my …

Obama ramps up Russia rhetoric

Barack Obama has accused Russia of sending troops into Ukraine and being responsible for a surge in violence in the country.<p>Speaking at a news conference in Washington, the US president said Russia was encouraging, training, arming and funding separatists in the region and warned Moscow that it …

What I’m Reading: Sommelier Raj Vaidya

<i>As the head sommelier of a restaurant with three Michelin stars, Rajeev Vaidya is a man whose good taste is literally certified. At Daniel, Chef</i> …

Burning Man Founders Admit The Festival Has Jumped The Shark But That’s Okay

The stories of billionaires flying into Burning Man on private jets with hired sherpas, body guards turning people away from VIP art cars and private glamp camps going for $25K in dues seems to be on everyone’s lips at the annual festival in the desert. While this is not the norm, it’s a reality …

Ukraine Brings Back Conscription as Russia Appears to Launch All-Out Invasion

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s national security council has ordered the reinstatement of mandatory conscription in response to what seems to …

Obama could seek more funds to battle Islamic State

President Barack Obama, soon to end a two-week working vacation in Martha's Vineyard, has not yet been presented with military options for attacking Islamic State targets beyond two important areas in Iraq, said White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes.<p>However, according to a …