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A guide to staying online if the internet or social media gets blocked in your country

For digital rights activists, an important milestone came in 2016 with the adoption of the UN Human Rights Council resolution on promoting and protecting the freedom of users online. Yet, 51 intentional disruptions of the internet and electronic communications took place in the first 10 months of …

Privacy

Need to unplug? This site will help you delete yourself from the internet

The internet can be a pretty gross place when you really sit back and take it all in. There’s lots of hate floating around out there, not to mention …

Internet

What to do in the first seconds of your 15 minutes of internet fame

The Bone Zone suddenly became a less amusing place Thursday when sleuths discovered the nation's favorite everyman had a somewhat unsavory Reddit …

Using Google Flights' Maps Feature to Find Last-Minute Deals

<i>TPG Contributor JT Genter shows you how to use Google Flights to find affordable last-minute flights for the upcoming holiday weekend (or any other</i> …

A New Kind of AI Spots 90% of Online Abuse

Researchers at Yahoo (yes, for the moment, it’s still Yahoo) have unveiled an algorithm that uses machine learning and natural language processing to …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists have a fascinating theory to explain why smart people should spend less time with friends

Ready?<p>"I'm just too intelligent."<p>Be sure to come with plenty of supporting evidence, namely an IQ score and the results of a recent study on the "<b>savanna theory of happiness</b>." Your pals will be sure to understand.<p>The study, led by psychologists at Singapore Management University and the London …

Psychology

Why Did Google Erase Dennis Cooper’s Beloved Literary Blog?

In the early afternoon of June 27th, the writer Dennis Cooper was working on his computer, at his home in Paris, when his Gmail suddenly reloaded and logged him out of his account. When he tried to sign back in he found that he couldn’t. Instead of his inbox, a message appeared informing him that …

Internet

This Google Maps Game Tests Your Travel Knowledge

How well do you know the sights?<p>It's easy to get caught up in popular tourist sights when traveling around the world, but how well do you well do you actually know all those bridges, palaces and monuments?<p>Travel provider and short break specialist SuperBreak has launched an interactive Google …

5 Health Benefits Of Owning A Dog

There's no denying that having an adorable four-legged creature jump up and down in excitement when you walk through the door after a long day is one of the most satisfying things in the world. It's astonishing that no matter how bad they've messed up, by chewing everything expensive and valuable …

Lifestyle

The world’s first free-form 3-D-printed house is a study in computer-generated curves.

Design consultancy WATG’s Urban Architecture Studio recently won first prize for the Freeform Home Design Challenge, a competition to design the …

Architecture

"I Didn't Know You Were A Writer"

At 61, I was unemployed. Sooner or later, my severance package would stop arriving in my checking account, and although I've never worried much about money, I began thinking of ways to cut back, something I've never been known for. I tried not to surrender to my bent for the dramatic, but once in a …

These 14 desert parks are the hottest destinations in the Southwest

The National Park Service oversees dozens of desert parks throughout the American Southwest.<p>Here are some you won't want to miss:<p>Grand Canyon National Park: Still the best view on Earth. The Grand Canyon offers rafting, long and short hikes and grueling adventures.<p>Saguaro National Park: An …

Sideways author: 'I was ready to shoot myself – then I found pinot noir'

His riotous story of two buddies on a wine-and-women odyssey intoxicated the world. As Sideways hits the stage, Rex Pickett recalls how he went from debt-ridden divorcee to the toast of Hollywood<p>In 1998, my life was in the proverbial Dixie dumpster. I was living in Santa Monica in a rent-controlled …

Wine

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

The real value of urban farming. (Hint: It's not always the food.)

During World War II, millions of Americans planted "victory gardens" in their backyards, eventually supplying a hungry nation with 40 percent of its homegrown fruits and vegetables. Once the war was over, those urban farms withered away, supplanted by increasingly efficient large-scale rural …

Agriculture

Three Ways That Handwriting With A Pen Positively Affects Your Brain

Stephen King purportedly wrote <i>Dreamcatcher</i> in longhand — using a Waterman cartridge pen. J. K. Rowling penned <i>The Tales of Beedle the Bard</i> — all 157 pages of it — in longhand, and the leather-bound tome sold for almost $4M at auction. F. Scott Fitzgerald did it, as did Hemingway, Kafka and countless …

Stephen King

Baby bison euthanized after Yellowstone tourists put it in their car because it was 'cold'

<b>UPDATE</b>: Yellowstone Park officials announced that, sadly, the baby bison had to be euthanized. Park rangers made multiple attempts to reintegrate the baby into its herd, but it was rejected.<p>"The bison calf was later euthanized because it was abandoned and causing a dangerous situation by …

National Parks

​'​Sick​ and​ asphyxiating​'​​ – why we live in an age of anxiety

These are anxious times – one in five Britons suffer from some form of anxiety disorder. We examine what makes everyday stresses spiral out of control, and four writers reveal how their fears rule their lives<p>What is it like to live with anxiety?<p>Anxiety plagues our times. In the UK, 19% of people …

Mind

Estonia wants to become a 'country as a service' and already has 10,000 virtual residents

But its most radical project is e-residency — letting people from around the world become digital residents of Estonia online.<p>"The question is how can we increase the customer base in Estonia because if you want to be a richer country you need more customers and we don't get those customers," Taavi …

Estonia

Test your responsive web designs with free new Google tool

Responsive web design is no longer an optional extra – if you want your site or app to reach the largest possible audience then you need to ensure …

Animals Are Taking Selfies At The L.A. Zoo Starting Today

Google Photos is putting cameras with motion sensors in animal pens, and the results are roughly adorable as you'd imagine.

16 Netflix hacks that will take your binge-watching to the next level

Everyone loves Netflix.<p>The service has taken over the world because it lets you binge on your favorite shows and movies to your hearts content. And you can watch whenever, wherever.<p>But even though the standard Netflix experience is good, it doesn't mean you can't improve it with few tricks.<p>From …

Televisions

The Beauty of Writing -- What I Wish All Writers Knew

The first words are often the hardest, even when they come easily. The first words are ones that open up a new world, introduce us to new characters, ones that we might not necessarily be acquainted with, at least not in action even if you have filled the pages of a notebook with character traits …

Everything We Know About Sunday's Super Bowl Ads — So Far

While brands used to keep million-dollar ads under wraps until game day, nowadays it’s all about building buzz with hilarious sneak peeks. So we took …

New York Giants

How to Monetize Your Content in the Era of Ad-Blockers | Inc.com

In a primarily digital environment, audiences are clamoring for higher-quality content than ever, accessible through mobile devices. With a preference for free over premium content, publishers must find a balance between what works in terms of profitability and what users will be comfortable with, …

Digital Advertising

Silicon Valley braces itself for a fall: 'There'll be a lot of blood'

Wannabe entrepreneurs are still piling in to San Francisco, but there’s a sense that time is running out on the exuberant startup world<p>A sharply dressed French investor is leaning against a doorway, arms folded and his expression slightly bemused. Philippe Suchet is considering the latest raft of …

Startups

10 Quirky Places You Need to See in 2016

Whether it's unexpected architecture, an abundance of charm, or just a proclivity towards unusual customs, the things that make a destination quirky are almost always what makes them so memorable. With that in mind, we asked the members of travel website, Trippy.com to share the quirky places …

European Travel
Business Strategy
Digital Advertising

How to Sync iTunes Music To Your Android Device

Taking your iTunes library out with you on an Android smartphone or tablet is no longer the impossible mission it used to be—there are a number of …