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15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Air traffic control for drones is coming. Here's how it could work

By 2020, an estimated 7 million drones could be zipping around the country delivering packages, taking photos, inspecting infrastructure or conducting search and rescue missions.<p>But before that happens, they’ll need a system in place to avoid crashing into each other — or worse, passenger …

The only healthy meal plan you need this year

Breakfast:<p>Sweet-potato fritters with poached eggs and avocado<p><b>Alice Liveing says:</b> “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s important …

18 Easy, Healthy Meals Anyone Can Make In 2018

Step away from the detox diet.

7 features from Windows you can bring to your Mac

Windows converts, you can bring a handful of familiar features to your Mac.<p>Longtime Windows users making the leap to a Mac will need to go through a bit of an adjustment period before they begin to feel comfortable navigating MacOS. In an effort to bring you comfort, allow me to ask and answer …

India’s crackdown in Kashmir: is this the world’s first mass blinding?

For the past month, while the attention of the world has been fixed on every dramatic twist in the US presidential election, the renewal of armed conflict between India and Pakistan has barely touched the headlines. In the past few weeks, the two nuclear states have, between them, killed two dozen …

Pakistan

Young men in Kashmir are disappearing from their homes. Friends say they're going to fight India

One morning in September, Shawkat Ahmed Dar told his father he was going to pluck apples in a neighbor's orchard — and disappeared.<p>For weeks, as demonstrators in the Indian-ruled portion of Kashmir rained stones on security forces and troops fired back with tear gas and lead pellets, Dar had stayed …

21 Remarkable Indian Films That Won International Appreciation But Are Hardly Known To Indians

There is absolutely no dearth of creativity in India. The entertainment and film industry have produced some spectacular masterpieces that have not …

Here’s What Some Of India’s Most Iconic B/W Photographs Would Look Like In Colour

A picture is worth a thousand words. However, in the age of Snapchat and Prisma filters, it is not hard to forget that there was a time when photos …

A Definitive Ranking of Carpool Karaoke Guests

Now with added FLOTUS.<p>Who knew that a British talk show host driving around and having a bit of a sing-song would become such an internet sensation? But James Corden's Carpool Karaoke on <i>The Late Late Show</i> has become a proper phenomenon - every one a treat. So which is the best? Here's our totally …

The Creators of Archer Might Make a Live-Action Movie, and They Want Jon Hamm to Star

There’s long been talk that after the adventures of animation’s goofiest spy, Sterling Archer, came to an end on TV, the team behind the show would …

Animation

10 Photography Curators You Should Follow on Flipboard

To get an education in photography, one simply has to look around. That’s not asking much. From advertisements to Instagram, the modern age is awash in images appearing before us from every possible angle. Adding to this is the convergence of cameras and mobile phones, which led to the world taking …

Intense pictures from the Mach Loop, where fighter jet training is a spectator sport

If you've ever wanted to get an up close and personal view of fighter planes in training, but just never had the math scores to get into the cockpit, don't lose hope. There is a magical place in Wales where the UK's Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots conduct low-level flight training - and you can grab …

Illogical, illegal and astounding: Donald Trump’s 10 most bizarre foreign policy proposals so far

The GOP frontrunner is no stranger to incoherence, but he’s never loonier than when he’s diagnosing the Middle East<p>Trump will deliver the first in a series of policy addresses next week, and some fans are hopeful that Trump can clear up his conflicting messages. Most of his policies range from …

Everybody should read Gen. John Kelly's speech about 2 Marines in the path of a truck bomb

Minutes later, they were staring down a big blue truck packed with explosives. With this particular shred of hell bearing down on them, they stood their ground.<p>Heck, they even leaned in.<p>I had heard the story many times, personally. But until today, I had never heard then Marine Lt. Gen. John …

The 26 best comedy movies you can stream on Netflix right now

And thankfully, Netflix has some great comedies that you can watch right now to brighten up your day.<p>Whether it is a classic like "Groundhog Day" or an under-the-radar gem like "Sleepwalk with Me," there's something to stream for all comedy tastes.<p>Here are 26 we highly recommend.

The tragic tale of Saddam Hussein's 'supergun'

The biggest gun ever designed could have put Iraq at the centre of space exploration, but its story is one of unfulfilled genius, military secrets and murder.<p>On permanent display in the Royal Armouries’ collection at Fort Nelson, Hampshire are two huge, steel pipes bolted together and projecting …

This Documentary Is a Mesmerizing Look at the Cars That Define the Hypercar Era

APEX: The Story of the Hypercar goes inside Porsche, McLaren, Ferrari, Bugatti, Pagani, and Koenigsegg to follow the creation of the ultimate class of car: The hypercar.<p>We are genuinely living in a revolutionary automotive time: the hypercar era. First ushered in by the Bugatti Veyron, and fully …

13 Photography Channels on YouTube You Should Follow

If you’re looking for videos to watch to quench your thirst for photography, YouTube has a great selection. If you’ve never really poked around …

Top Gear

The 18 Best Analytics Tools Every Business Manager Should Know

The goal of any business analytic tool is to analyze data and extract actionable and commercially relevant information that you can use to increase results or performance. But with so many tools available it can be difficult to know what to use and when.<p>I thought it might be useful to look at some …

Big Data

Every Coen brothers movie ranked from best to worst

In their early days, only Joel was listed as a director, but that was because of guild rules that didn't allow multiple directors to take credit for one movie. But both of them were doing the work.<p>Since making their feature directorial debut in 1984 with "Blood Simple," the Coen brothers have …

How to make the perfect beef pho

The first thing you need to know about pho is that it doesn’t tend to rhyme with “know”. Most Vietnamese will pronounce it “fuh”, rather like the French word for “fire”, which is unsurprising, since the name is generally thought to come from the pot au feu casserole brought over by the French – …

Time I

The Hindu right is quietly funding—and lobbying—American universities

In October 2015, the University of California, Irvine, announced the creation of an endowed chair—the Thakkar Family-Dharma Civilization Foundation Presidential Chair in Vedic and Indic Civilization Studies—supported by a $1.5 million grant.<p>As reported in this article in a local newspaper, …

A proxy war: Apple ad-blocking software scares publishers but rival Google is target

When Apple revealed that its new operating system for mobile phones, iOS 9, would feature what the company called “content-blocking Safari extensions”, no one really blinked.<p>Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, didn’t even detail the feature on stage at the lavish launch for iOS 9 in July.<p>Instead, …

Digital Advertising

20 modern classic movies everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

And if you have some time off around the start of the new year, this might be a good time to binge some modern-day classics.<p>With that in mind, I've come up with 20 essential titles from the past 15 years that you should reexamine or, if you've never seen them, delve into.

How To Turn Your Old Smartphone Into A Smart Mirror

A reflective dashboard for your morning routine<p>Ditch your Post-it notes for reminders built right into a mirror. Software engineer Hannah Mittelstaedt programmed an old Android tablet to show time, weather, and other information in bright letters on a dark background. Place the device behind a …

British ambassador says of US: 'I don't think this is a country in decline at all'

Pride of place in the cube-shaped library at the British ambassador’s residence in Washington goes to a bust of Winston Churchill. Ever since it departed the Oval Office at the White House, Jacob Epstein’s sculpture has been cast as a symbol of Barack Obama’s antipathy towards Britain, the UK’s …

Royal Family

'Realism isn't important': the man who photographed India – without any Indians

“Photography takes itself too seriously,” says Olivier Culmann. “Too many photographers have a tragic view of the world. I’m convinced we can speak seriously about something with humour and irony.” That, says the Frenchman, is why he has chosen to produce a series about ordinary life in India – …

Black & White Photography

India's 'dark holes' where millions of girls disappear | Asia

<b>Kolkata, India -</b> A walk down the narrow, labyrinthine lanes of Kalighat reveals a new kind of graffiti splashed across its walls. Life-size silhouettes of young girls pop up at every turn of this bustling Kolkata neighbourhood, better known for its Kali temple and the city's oldest red-light …

Syrian Top-5: First-Ever-Used Russian Weapons

From year to year, Russia has been gradually increasing its military budget and slightly slowed down only in 2015 due to economic problems. …