Allan Smith

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Mom: Austin bomber's black roommate held until suspect found

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — The mother of a man who lived with the suspected Austin bomber says her son was handcuffed, taken into custody by SWAT officers and held overnight before police found the suspect who blew himself up.<p>Jennifer Withers told The Associated Press late Thursday that her …

Crime

Why Warren Buffett Is Right About Bitcoin (Investors, Take Note)

There's one thing about Bitcoin that nobody is talking about, and it might literally ruin our economy.<p>Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon and Jim Cramer all have the same advice regarding Bitcoin: <i>Stay away.</i><p>In fact, Buffett has even gone on record, stating, "I can say with almost certainty that …

Contour line drawing

6 monthes ago - By Arty Velarde<p>This is a quick sketch I created while my husband pumped gas for me. Contour line drawing was the technique taught to …

9 yoga poses to try if you have lower back pain

Now that’s it’s 2017, pretty much everyone on this great big planet has heard that yoga is good for them. For those holdouts out there with …

Melt-Away Figure Drawings Reveal the Skeletons Beneath

Istanbul-based artist Aytaç Armağan's pencil sketches reveal the bare bones behind his technique.<p>Rhythmic, elegant pencil drawings by Turkish artist Aytaç Armağan illustrate the importance of anatomy in figure drawing by gradually removing the skin and muscle for portions of his subjects. What's …

Draw a figure in under five minutes

Sketching a five-minute pose is a lot of fun because it offers just enough time to capture a strong sense of the pose, but not enough time to …

Hand Drawing Made Simple: Key Techniques for Confident Results

Drawing hands is one of the most popular topics learning artists ask about. That’s because knowing how to draw hands is essential if you are drawing …

Drawing

17 ways to become a more interesting person

You don't have to be a billionaire, or a CEO, or an astronaut to hold people's attention — you can just be you.<p>It's a question of knowing how to highlight the traits that make you different from the person next to you.<p>Over on Quora, dozens of people have answered the question, "How do I become a …

Self-improvement

A lot of factors go into creating big-time distance off the tee, but one of the most important is clubhead speed. For every extra mph the clubhead …

Golf

Japanese cat finds its own exercise wheel after watching hamster friend

You'd think that if a cat and hamster lived under the same roof, the former will be spending most of its days trying to catch the latter.<p>Not Japanese …

Enjoy the Little Things: 11 Ways to Make Everyday Life Sacred

<b>“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~Robert Brault</b><p>One of the things I love about the …

Benedict Cumberbatch and Stephen Fry urges UK to pardon gay men

Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined others in calling for the British government to pardon gay and bisexual men convicted in the past under the defunct "gross indecency" law.<p>Their letter published Saturday in the Guardian praises the government for the 2013 pardon of World War II …

How To Be Happier In Just One Minute

Could your happiness depend on one simple question?<p><i>"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others" - Marcus Tullius Cicero</i><p>When you're feeling stressed, frustrated, dissatisfied, ask yourself this: am I thinking about what's wrong? Or what's right? The answer to this …

Britain's Cameron asks for tough anti-terrorism laws to defeat 'scourge of extremism'

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed sweeping legislation to combat the “scourge of extremism,” amid the fast and powerful rise of the extremist group Islamic State.<p>Cameron officially asked the House of Commons to agree to several temporary measures he proposed late last week, …

Labor Day brings focus to economy, declining union membership

With Labor Day marking the traditional time for Americans to take stock in the successes and failures of the country’s centuries-long labor movement, union membership remains steady but only a fraction of what it was during its peak in the 1950s.<p>The number of U.S. wage-earners also belonging to a …

GM Introduces Free Bike-Sharing Program at Michigan Tech Center

Look out, Google: Enough General Motors employees wanted to arrive at meetings covered in sweat that the company has introduced a bike-sharing program. Okay, a desire for damp, winded employees probably had less to do with GM’s decision than the rising popularity of active-workplace programs, but …

This 'Find My iPhone' exploit could be to blame for celebrity photo hacks

​We don't need to rake over the gory details here, but in the last 12 hours, the internet has lost its "you know what" over some leaked celebrity photos. Initial reports suggested that hackers targeted the iCloud accounts of the high-profile victims, and held eager would-be-viewers to ransom on …