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11 Make-Ahead Snacks for Planes, Trains, and Really Long Car Rides

Travel snacks are not known for their elegance. They are sturdy, stoic, and dependable foods that rarely surpass anything more than sheer sustenance. But we all know a miniature bag of peanuts is not enough to get you through that 6-hour flight to your parents' place. Nor should gas station pork …

Improve Your Internet Privacy In 15 Minutes

The government can see your naked pictures, your private chats and pretty much anything else you do online. And that's nothing compared to the hackers out there actively trying to steal from you.<p>What are you doing to protect yourself?<p>Odds are, you're not doing much. Even though Americans are aware …

Privacy

Testing the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art Lens Against Lenses by Major Manufacturers

Most of you know I’ve been very impressed with Sigma’s new Art lenses. Their 35mm f/1.4 Art I still think is the sharpest 35mm prime lens made. The …

Photography

Angelina Jolie: "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger"

The 'Unbroken' director on why she refuses to look back, the problem with the news cycle, and what she learned from Louis Zamperini.<p><i>Unbroken</i>, the almost unbelievable story of Louis "Louie" Zamperini, marked Angelina Jolie's second time stepping behind the camera. The director's unblinking …

Pumpkin geometry: stunning shadow sculptures that illuminate an ancient mathematical technique

Henry Segerman and Saul Schleimer paint beautiful shadows based on the maths of stereographic projection, a method originally used by cartographers to map the Earth<p>Like a Halloween pumpkin, the hollow sphere casts a dramatic shadow across the room.<p>The curved lines on the spherical shell magically …

A Technicolor Time-Lapse of Alaska's Northern Lights

"There are some things in this world that everyone deserves to experience with their own eyes," says filmmaker Alexis Coram. Last February, she traveled to Alaska to capture the colorful beauty of aurora borealis on camera. What she filmed, it turns out, was greater than she ever hoped to see. "I …

The 21 games that should be installed on every iPhone

The iPhone is home to some of the best portable video games ever made. Unfortunately, they must be downloaded from one of the worst digital marketplaces. Farming simulations and clones too often dominate the App Store's best selling list. Unusual and inspired games are left to fight for short …

7 things you didn’t know your Web browser could do

The most-used program on your computer is your Web browser, but there's a good chance you don't know much about it besides how to visit your favorite sites. There are a lot of myths about browsers, some of which I've dispelled in the past, but today I want to help you get the most out of your …

My five tips for earning a living by selling on eBay

Rachael White created Thingimijigs.co.uk with just £200 and turned it into a firm grossing £1m a year<p>Rachael White had worked for Morrison's and BP in management roles, but decided she wanted to spend more time with her children.<p>She founded the children's gift site Thingimijigs.co.uk in Burnley …

Selling

The Secret To This Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pork Is In The (Soy) Sauce

Oliver Wang is a professor and occasional NPR music reviewer — not a professional cook. But he's spent years trying to perfect a common Chinese dish: <i>hongshao rou,</i> or red-braised pork.<p>"It's actually more of a deep brown, made from bite-sized morsels of pork belly, layered with skin, fat and meat, …

Jennifer Aniston: A Monomyth

Why do we care so much about Angelina and Brad getting married? Here's one theory.<p>In 2012, <i>US Weekly</i> ran a photo essay depicting the wedding of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.<p>Well, the "wedding." Of "Angelina Jolie" and "Brad Pitt." The essay was actually the work of an artist, Alison Jackson, who …

A Picture Of Language: The Fading Art Of Diagramming Sentences

When you think about a sentence, you usually think about words — not lines. But sentence diagramming brings geometry into grammar.<p>If you weren't taught to diagram a sentence, this might sound a little zany. But the practice has a long — and controversial — history in U.S. schools.<p>And while it was …

A professor created a single tree that can produce 40 types of fruit

"The idea is that I could collapse a whole orchard and put it into one tree," he told Business Insider.<p>Each of the colors in the photo above represents a variety of flowering tree. Collectively, as one plant, they produce 40 different edible stone fruits (ones with pits, like peaches and plums). …

Peaches

Thousands Of People Oblivious To Fact That Anyone On The Internet Can Access Their Computers

There are technologists who specialize in “scanning the Internet.” They are like a search team making its way through a neighborhood, but instead of checking the knob of every door, they check Internet entrances to online devices to see which ones are open. These people have been screaming for some …

Carrick on money: Tax tips for cottage owners

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>Tax tips for cottage owners</b><br>Some thoughts on how cottage owners can transfer or sell the property to family members while minimizing taxes.<p><b>Seven steps to a cheaper</b> …

Responsive Website v. Native Mobile App

Depending on your designer and the size of your website, a responsive Web design often takes far less time to create then does a mobile app since there’s no app store approval or extensive guidelines to follow as compared to what Google Play, the Apple app store and the Windows Phone app store …

An Equation That Predicts Happiness

Researchers say the most important variable is your expectations.<p>Let’s talk about that age-old question: What is happiness?<p>Ben Franklin said it’s wine (or beer, in the more well-known version of the quote). <i>Peanuts</i> creator Charles Schultz said it’s a warm puppy; his brainchild Charlie Brown, in a …

Supermoon lights up skies around the world – in pictures

Satellite at perigee stage, meaning at closest point to Earth, and will be 14% larger and 30% brighter than normal<p>Supermoon and Perseids shower offer divine heavenly show<p>Supermoon 2014: share your pictures

3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

<i>Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help …

22 Pictures That Prove We're Living In The Damn Future

The future is now, y'all.

Portable

8 Common Tech Myths You Should Stop Believing Today

Despite how often we use devices like smartphones and laptops, we have plenty of questions about how those technologies works. And with so much information out there — not all of it true — it's hard to know if we're treating our electronics properly.<p>We've dug into some of the most common myths in …

Gear & Gadgets

Inside Your Social Media Posts' Invisible Audience

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Awesome news: 490 people saw a tweet I sent out this week! Awesomer still, 16 people either clicked the link, left a reply, or favorited the tweet.<p>And as for the other 474 people?<p>I couldn’t tell you.<p>Did they enjoy the tweet? Did they notice it? Did …

Ofcom: six-year-olds understand digital technology better than adults

Children, growing up with YouTube, Netflix and Spotify, learning to use smartphones or tablets before they are able to talk<p>They may not know who Steve Jobs was or even how to tie their own shoelaces, but the average six-year-old child understands more about digital technology than a 45-year-old …

Siberian Holes Could Be ‘Visible Effect’ of Global Warming, Experts Say

There's a scary answer for why Siberia is turning into Swiss cheese: Mother Nature has gas, so to speak, and we gave it to her.<p>That's the preliminary conclusion of scientists who have explored the mysterious holes that began popping up in Siberia beginning last month, some of whom have postulated …

Global Warming

The Future Of Shopping In Three Trends

Back in 2012, I wrote a piece titled, <i>Five Trends Driving Traditional Retail Towards Extinction</i>. Looking back, I’m generally happy to see that the trends I examined are still valid, though “extinction” might be a little strong.<p>But the retail and e-commerce industries still interest me and living in …

How to Use Continuous Lighting: Light Sources

This is the first part of my series on continuous lighting. Here, I discuss the various types of artificial constant light sources you can use to …

6 DIY Hacks That Will Enhance Your Photographs

There is always an easier way to get slightly better images – by buying new gear. However, not everybody can afford a $100 neutral density filter, …

Why Fender’s Interactive Design Team Wireframes Its Site By Hand

At Fender, new interactive designers receive both a laptop and a pouch with pens and paper. They use the pens and paper more.<p>In the early stages of conceiving a site, web and UX designers will create wireframes–a digital blueprint which lays out the structure, priority, and hierarchy of a website …

Wireframing
Typography