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This Eclipse Photo Shows the Power of Shooting RAW

Here’s an eye-opening example that shows the power of shooting RAW. Photographer Dan Plucinski captured a beautiful photo of the solar eclipse …

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Create lush border areas with the large, tropical looking, heart-shaped leaves of caladium, or use it as a tall ground cover under trees and in shrub beds. Caladium plants (Caladium hortulanum) grow from a fleshy tuber under the soil. The best way to propagate this plant is by dividing the tuber …

Boston University

The Crunch-Less Abs Workout That Sculpts Your Stomach In All The Right Places

Exercise 1: Mountain Climber<p>Suzanne Bowen Fitness<p><b>How to do it:</b><p>Assume a push-up position with your arms straight.<br>• Brace your core by contracting your abs, and bring your right knee in toward your chest. Pause, and return to the starting position.<br>• Repeat with your left knee. Alternate legs, keeping the …

Wise Pairings: Best Flowers to Plant with Vegetables - Organic Gardening

In the 1970s, when I was a budding landscape designer newly exciting about strategizing the best flowers to plant with vegetables, I attended the …

Gardening

What to plant in your garden: a year-round guide

<b>It's not impossible to achieve a beautiful, colourful garden all year round – all it requires is a little bit of planning.</b><p>While maintaining a …

Landscaping

Check Yourself: 7 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle in July

The summer solstice has passed, July is upon us, and the temperature outside feels like the surface of the sun. We get it—manual labor around the …

Home Improvement

Fill up your ebook reader with beautifully formatted free classics

I’ve long been meaning to get around to finally reading some classic must-read books by the likes of Jules Verne, HG Wells and Anton Chekov, and I’m glad that I’ve finally run out of excuses.<p>You’ve probably heard of Project Gutenberg, an incredible initiative that’s turned over 54,000 books whose …

eReaders

10 expert tips on growing tall and beautiful delphiniums

<b>It's around this time of year when delphiniums begin to stand tall and proud as they bloom amongst our borders. With their vibrant colours and bold</b> …

Gardening

DSLR Photography 101 by ERIC KIM

Dear friend, If I started photography all over again this is advice I would give myself. To DSLR or not to DSLR? Digital SLR: digital single lens …

Val Emmich: The Book I Can't Live Without

Novelist Val Emmich says Steve Toltz’s debut novel taught him just how much damn fun reading fiction could be. It was also, he says, a helluva good …

Running With the Herd

It was already dark when the first vans full of Amish runners pulled into my driveway. I’d tied up the donkeys right next to the parking spot, which was probably my second mistake. The first was thinking it would be fun to take our pet donkeys out for a moonlight run with Vella Shpringa, our local …

15 best items for those who are obsessed with outer space

Outer space is a polarizing concept. Some people are terrified, while others can't get enough.<p>Consider this a little tribute to those of you who are …

Space Travel

Another Noose Found in the DC Area, This Time at a Construction Site

Well, another noose turned up in Washington, D.C., this time, police say, at a house under construction in the southeast part of the city. This will …

Student Government

The 11 Best Books To Read This June

Read me!<p>Yes, finally: It's June. This means it's summer. This means it's Gemini season. And Geminis, as we all know, are super verbally adept and intellectual (well, with one notable exception), so that means they're big readers. (We repeat, with one notable exception.) So it's in honor of the …

Books

How sweet it is to grow your own stevia

Stevia is a natural, calorie-free sweetener that's a great substitute for sugar and artificial sweeteners in coffee, tea and other beverages and …

Gardening

Famous Bay Area authors' must-read books and lesser-known gems

The Bay Area Book Festival has attracted writers from all over the world to the region, but the Bay Area itself has a rich literary history.<p>From legendary writers like Jack London and Robert Frost (who was born in San Francisco) to contemporary authors like Dave Eggers and Kim Addonizio, there is a …

Books

How to Take Better Pictures

Dear friend, I wanna share with you some secrets on how to take better pictures. I. See your photography as art. First of all, I actually don’t like …

This lunch box for adults could change the way you eat

It might be difficult for many people to invest time and effort to prepare lunch every day. So they just turn to easier solutions like fast-food. Now there's a better option.<p>Prepd Pack is a lunch box that is aimed to help all the busy people to eat a healthier diet. The lunchbox has individual …

Leaving the Paris Agreement Would Be Indefensible

I was Obama’s chief climate negotiator. Whether to stay in the agreement is not a close call.<p>Reports suggest that President Trump has finally decided to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement after many weeks of a back and forth administration tug-of-war. Trump himself has tweeted that he …

Indie bookstores always have the best book recs. So we asked them what to read this summer. - Vox

If you want a really good book recommendation, go to the critics, by all means — but don’t neglect your local independent bookstore. Booksellers have to stay on top of an enormous volume of books, and they have a unique perspective on what’s selling to whom. And really good independent bookstores …

Books

Run The Year 2017

We provide different month-long challenges and milestones every 100 miles to help you stay motivated along the way!<p>Do you know about the 12 Monthly …

Super Easy (& Beautiful) Ideas for Displaying a Quilt

Quilts are made to be enjoyed, but if you don't want to subject them to wear and tear—and frequent laundering—as bedding, hang them from the wall so …

North Carolina’s Long Moral March and Its Lessons for the Trump Resistance

Anyone thinking about strategies of political resistance might take a long look at North Carolina’s Forward Together movement, which on Saturday held its eleventh annual Moral March outside the Raleigh statehouse. Organizers claimed that more than eighty thousand marchers had attended, surpassing …

Rights & Freedoms

How to quickly find out your Wi-Fi speed on a computer

You have your laptop connected to a Wi-Fi network with full bars. That's great. It's not the bars that matter though, but the actual speed of that connection. Here's a quick way to find how fast your computer's current Wi-Fi connection is and other information about that connection.<p>On a Mac, hold …

7 Meals to Celebrate "Meatless Mondays"

Easy vegan-meal inspiration to help reduce your carbon footprint—and beat the Monday blahs<p>Raising animals for food produces more greenhouse gas …

Do voter identification laws suppress minority voting? Yes. We did the research.

The Justice Department just got a new boss: Jeff Sessions. He is raising alarms in the civil rights community. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is concerned about his “record of hostility” toward the Voting Rights Act and the enforcement of civil rights. The NAACP-Legal Defense …

Rights & Freedoms

Roxane Gay Pulled Her Book From Simon & Schuster to Protest Milo Yiannopoulos

Despite Simon & Schuster’s reassurances that alt-right troll Milo Yiannopoulos’s book would not contain hate speech, author Roxane Gay has chosen to …

Gardening 101: New Zealand Flax

New Zealand Flax, <i>Phormium</i><p>If I were asked the question: “Kier, how many Phormiums have you planted in your landscaping career?” I’d answer (honestly): …

7 important nonfiction books to read in the Trump era

In the first weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency, sales for George Orwell’s <i>1984</i> have risen through the roof, landing the 1949 classic atop the Amazon …