Powder

29 Flips | 10 Magazines | 5 Likes | 1 Follower | @Powder2015 | Keep up with Powder on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Powder”

Ace of Aces: How the Red Baron Became WWI’s Most Legendary Fighter Pilot

“I never get into an aircraft for fun,” Manfred von Richthofen once wrote. “I aim first for the head of the pilot, or rather at the head of the …

Remembrance Day

Troy Aikman rips FOX Sports for hiring Skip Bayless

Getty Images<p>Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman is the No. 1 NFL analyst on FOX, but he’s not afraid to criticize his own employer.<p>Aikman ripped FOX …

NFL

The U.S. Military Shot Down a Drone With a Laser—in 1973

The incident was likely the first use of a laser as a weapon.<p>Few things sound more 21st century than the phrase "laser weapons," but here's something you may not know. The United States government shot down a target drone with a laser in 1973, decades before laser weapons were considered ready for …

The iPhone 6's 'touch disease' is spreading, now the largest problem reported to Apple Stores - ExtremeTech

The iPhone 6’s ‘touch disease’ is spreading, now the largest problem reported to Apple Stores<p>By on August 30, 2016 at 7:30 am<p>This site may earn …

Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth Deadbolt (2016) review: Kwikset's touch-to-open lock is back, and better than before - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Kwikset Kevo is a uniquely convenient smart lock that can let you in with a single touch. The second-gen model is designed better than before, with a smaller interior footprint, easier installation and resistance against brute-force attacks. All "eKeys," including time-restricted ones, …

This 1 Morning Routine Saves Me 20 Hours a Week

The first 3 hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.<p>The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor it made sense, but not in the knowledge-working world we now live in.<p>Although this may seem obvious …

How to use iCloud Drive to share your Desktop & Documents folder in macOS Sierra

iCloud Drive previously worked a bit like Dropbox, asking users to drag and drop files into a special folder in order to access them across multiple devices. That changes in macOS Sierra, which allows you to enjoy the benefits of iCloud with the added bonus that your files can stay exactly where …

Operating Systems

How Trump Exposed America’s White Identity Crisis

The GOP nominee’s greatest legacy will be that he forced us to confront racist demons we thought were mostly behind us.<p>I am a black man living in South Carolina who’s voted for plenty of Republicans, including George W. Bush in 2000, Mark Sanford twice for governor, Lindsey Graham for the U.S. …

Race & Ethnicity

The digital nomad's guide to flying cheap every single time

Every time I board a plane, I’m probably the one who paid the least for his ticket. Not because of luck, but thanks to careful planning and booking.<p>Last year, I flew from Amsterdam to Tokyo and back for only $370.<p>Shocked? Jealous? Don’t be — I’m going to show you exactly how to do it, too.<p>Airfare …

Why the anti-tyranny case for the 2nd Amendment shouldn't be dismissed so quickly

Do people have a right to defend themselves against a tyrannical government? And does the Second Amendment reinforce that right? Donald Trump appeared to be referring to such a right recently, in his muddled comments about "Second Amendment people." But trying to discern the thinking behind Trump’s …

Lithium should be more widely used for bipolar disorder, researchers say

Lithium is most effective drug in reducing self-harm and suicide, and bad reputation is misplaced, study suggests<p>Britain’s 650,000 people with bipolar disorder should take lithium to help control their condition, despite its reputation for dulling the senses, a significant new study has …

5 mental health-boosting supplements that everyone should take

People tend to think of supplements in terms of the physical boost they can provide, not necessarily their mental benefits. But according to holistic …

The Founders And Slavery: Reason vs. Unruly Passions

Origin stories matter. Two stories about American origins and American slavery dominate popular culture. One is that the founders, men like Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and James Madison were guided by God. They gave birth to a new ideal of human freedom that made Americans a chosen people. …

Anti-Drone Jamming Gun Spotted at U.S. Base in Iraq

Instead of bullets, the gun downs drones with radio signals.<p>A photograph has emerged of an anti-drone weapon at a US military fire base in Iraq. The backpack-sized anti-drone system is likely there to kill any drones the Islamic State might use to reconnoiter the fire base's defenses.<p>The weapon …

The American Revolution was a huge victory for equality. Liberals should celebrate it.

The left is turning its back on the Revolution. Here's why that's a mistake.<p>Back in January 2016, the New Yorker published a cover showing America’s most famous presidents recoiling in horror at the image of Donald Trump on the TV screen:<p>The cover was widely mocked by liberal commentators — not …

American Revolution

How many congressional assaults on the Constitution will we tolerate?

While Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are battling in their final round in the Democratic primaries and Donald Trump is arguing that Clinton should be in prison for failing to safeguard state secrets while she was secretary of state, the same FBI that is diligently investigating her is quietly …

To Win the Civil War, Lincoln Had to Change His Leadership

FROM THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY<p>In our work with leaders, we see that great ones grow themselves and their organizations by deliberately working on three areas:<p>They wisely manage the <i>present,</i> anchoring in purpose and values.<br>• They selectively forget the <i>past,</i> letting go of old values, beliefs, and …

Strange Unexplained Mysteries – Unexplained Mysteries, Aliens & Strange things

MH370 conspiracy theories: what happened to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight?<p>| A | Modern Mysteries<p>Wild rumours continue to circulate about the …

NASA to invest in habitat & deep sleep chamber for Mars astronauts

NASA, long known for its insatiable appetite for innovation has decided to invest in new projects, including building growable habitats and deep …

Livia Drusilla

Livia Drusilla (58 BCE - 29 CE) was the third wife of emperor Augustus of Rome, mother of emperor Tiberius, and grandmother of emperor Claudius. She …

Enterprise hardware maker Ubiquiti extends to the home network with AmpliFi

After more than a decade spent focused on enterprise networking, San Jose-based Ubiquiti is looking to apply its workplace wireless expertise for a home audience. The company, co-founded by ex-Apple employee turned Memphis Grizzlies owner, Robert Pera, is making the move into the consumer space …

This just in: Science proves yoga changes your DNA

A study conducted by Harvard University, has empirically proven that yoga positively changes your cellular metabolic functions, ie, it improves the …

New unlimited VPN app for iPhone is designed to bypass censorship

If you live in the United States and you make use of a VPN service, the odds are fairly good that you’re using it because you want to and not because …

What Nazi Hunters Reveal About the Way We See History

As trials of former Nazis wend their way through the German legal system, as Eliza Gray explores in the latest issue of TIME, everyone involved knows …

The man who handed the USSR the Nazi plans for Barbarossa and Kursk - Russia Beyond

In 1995 two Russian generals brought the Hero Star to a former TASS interpreter and onetime Soviet agent in Nazi Germany who was lying in hospital. The two generals were the Chief of General Staff and the Chief of the Main Intelligence Directorate.<p>Legendary Soviet agent Yan Chernyak awoke from a …

19 Seriously Scary Documentaries That’ll Scare The Hell Out Of You

You'll never relax again.<p><b>WARNING: Many of the films on this list are incredibly disturbing. Please continue and watch each film with discretion.</b>

God In The Bible Warns His Enemies With Extreme Heat, And God Just Cursed Iran With 164 Degree Weather On The Day That Iran Threatened Israel With Annihilation

By onAugust 3, 2015 in Featured, General<p><b>By Walid Shoebat</b><p><b>In the Bible God warned His enemies with famine and extreme heat and Muslim Iran last Friday</b> …

A scientist who studies psychopaths found out he was one by accident — and it completely changed his life

A neuroscientist at the UC Irvine School of Medicine, Fallon (not to be confused with Jimmy Fallon, the popular TV host) first began studying the brains of murderers, rapists, and other criminals in the mid-1990s, when his university got its first PET brain-imaging machine. But he didn't start …

Psychology

12 iPhone Storage Hacks That Will Change Your Life

Getting harassed daily by "Storage Almost Full" notifications will be a thing of the past.<p><b>1. Find out which apps are hogging the most space.</b> Did you know you can see which apps are taking up the most space in just a couple of taps? Head to Settings > General > Usage, and then click Manage Storage. …