Chris Tomasi

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Oil and Water: Conflicts Over the Dakota Access Pipeline

The Dakota Access Pipeline, if completed, will run 1,172 miles underground—through North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois—transporting crude Bakken oil to an oil tank farm in Patoka, Illinois. A $3.8 billion endeavor by Energy Transfer Partners, the pipeline has sparked conflict and …

High Definition Starbucks Clover Brewer

How the unique coffee machine works<p>Coffee beans have more than 800 flavor characteristics. That’s twice the number found in red wine. For those who …

2016 MacBook Pro May Include OLED Display Touch Bar and Touch ID

Apple plans to introduce a revamped high-end MacBook Pro this year that'll include a thinner and lighter form factor, Touch ID and a new OLED display touch bar above the keyboard, according to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The new MacBook Pro would come in 13- and 15-inch …

MacBook Pro

Inside the Lives of Two Young North Korean Defectors

North Korean refugee Kim Kyoung-ok arrived in Seoul as a 13 year old in 2009. Here, she rides the bus home from school a<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Caitlin O'Hara<p>1 …

3 Foolproof Ways to Prevent Work Burnout, Backed by Science

Our culture is obsessed with productivity. But research shows that stressing ourselves out over an ever-expanding to-do list actually works against …

The modern gentleman's guide to dressing in layers

The seasons are transitioning, and so must our wardrobes.<p>As the air becomes crisp and nights grow darker, dressing for the weather is like trying to hit a moving target. The simple solution is to be prepared for anything.<p>It's called layering. You may have heard of it.<p>Here's how it works: You form …

11 Super Weird Things ALL Couples in Long-Term Relationships Do (That Are Actually Totally Normal)

Friday night: sit down next to boyfriend on couch; text him to bring you pizza.<p><b>1. You take showers together without having sex.</b>The magic of warm water and suds is wasted on you two. (Or you've just come to realize what all adults must one day learn: Shower sex is the worst.)<p><b>2. You use the bathroom</b> …

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5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week! - Android Apps Weekly

[Price: Free with in app purchases] <br>TickTick is a task list application that allows you to organize your day. It features cross platform support on Android, iOS, and the web via extensions so you can check your tasks anywhere. It features real-time syncing across devices, the ability to do things …

Apps

What I love about where I live – in pictures

• Share on Facebook<br>• Share on Twitter<br>• Share via Email<p>To tie in with its Britain Uncovered survey, the Observer asked readers to share pictures of their favourite neighbourhood haunts. Here are some of the best, submitted via GuardianWitness<p>Observer readers<p>Lambeth, London

England

15 Indie Record Stores You Can’t Miss on Record Store Day

To music mavens, vinyl hoarders and those who love a leisurely afternoon spent expanding their record collections, Record Store Day is basically Christmas. Every third Sunday in April, record stores across the world throw parties, welcome bands, offer deals and stock limited-edition RSD-exclusive …

Read TIME's Original Review of The Great Gatsby

The main book review in the May 11, 1925, issue of TIME earned several columns of text, with an in-depth analysis of the book’s significance and the …

Literature

Pop art meets coffee with #sleevebucks

You'll never look at the Starbucks mermaid the same way again.<p>An amazing Tumblr artist is using Starbucks sleeves to recreate pop culture icons. …

Coffee

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from India

What did Indian gardens look like before the invaders arrived? The Mughals imposed their 16th century Persian constraints–they were all for walls and …

Landscaping

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

Skateboarding in Kabul

Photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson is the latest to use her lens to capture NGO Skateistan's students in Kabul. The project, started in 2007 by Australian Oliver Percovich, aims to mix studies with sport with the priority of getting girls from poor and displaced families back into full-time …

Afghanistan

Restaurant owner left a touching note when she discovered someone digging in her trash

When an Oklahoma sandwich shop owner realized that someone had been digging through the dumpster, she left a touching message for the person …