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Beautiful time-lapse shows a massive Airbus A330 get assembled piece-by-piece

Airbus came out with a new version of the A330 airplane. They say it's more efficient than previous models because it burns less fuel and is more aerodynamic. Following is the text of the video.<p>Watch a massive Airbus 330 come together like Legos. Airbus just came out with a new plane. It's called …

Aviation

How to Master Photoshop’s Pen Tool in Just 30 Minutes

Mastery of the pen tool enables complex vector shapes and selections that can be used for masking or extracting elements from an image. There is a …

Graphics

Michigan Gambled on Charter Schools. Its Children Lost.

Toss a dart at a map of Detroit, and the bull’s-eye, more or less, would be a tiny city called Highland Park. Only three square miles, Highland Park is surrounded by Detroit on nearly all sides, but it remains its own sovereign municipality thanks largely to Henry Ford, who started building Model …

Lake Superior

The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

Donald Trump

Camera lenses literally melted during the solar eclipse

Will people ever learn?<p>A camera rental company found its cameras and lenses severely damaged after people took them to shoot the solar eclipse last …

Cameras

The Physics of Bruce Lee’s Famous One-Inch Punch

What is the most famous marital arts move? The <i>Karate Kid</i>‘s “crane kick?” <i>Kill Bill</i>‘s five-point-palm exploding heart technique? I’d argue it’s Bruce …

Learn to Use the Pen Tool in 5 Minutes!

In this Photoshop tutorial, Tutvid will break down how to create editable paths with the Pen Tool. How to work with anchor points, tangent handles, …

Get certified in Adobe’s powerful graphic art programs — for less than $40

Staring at a blank canvas can be an anxious moment for most artists, but the confident ones often find excitement at all the creative possibilities available to them. As a graphic designer, reaching that level of confidence comes with a mastery of your tools. And with the Graphic Design …

The five universal laws of human stupidity

In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.<p>Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are …

Critical Thinking

30 Photoshop Techniques Every Photographer Should Know

If you're working as a photographer or retoucher, there are certain Photoshop techniques you just have to know. This amazing set of tutorials walks …

Tutorials

To Be An Effective Leader Keep A Leadership Journal

Teddy Roosevelt did it. Harry Truman did it. Want to be an outstanding leader? Keep a leadership journal. As part of my executive coaching work, one of the most effective tools I recommend that powers up the coaching process is a leadership journal. The exercise of leadership is not unlike a sport …

Mindfulness

30 Delicious Things You Never Knew You Could Make With A Crock-Pot

Think *outside* the stew.

The Anarchists vs. the Islamic State

On the front lines of Syria with the young American radicals fighting ISIS<p>On the morning of his first battle, Brace Belden was underdressed for the …

Teacher to parents: About THAT kid (the one who hits, disrupts and influences YOUR kid)

Amy Murray is the director of early childhood education at the Calgary French & International School in Canada. The following post, which appeared on her blog, Miss Night’s Marbles and which I am republishing with her permission, is a powerful open letter directed to parents about THAT kid, the one …

Obsessed with Food? Grab Your Fork: Eater Joins Flipboard

Eater is the place for food, drink and restaurant lovers. With journalists on the ground in 23 cities across America, Eater has a unique mix of super-local dining scene news with award-winning long-form journalism. Find a place to eat on your next vacation to Las Vegas, see what’s opening around …

The Reading Rules We Would Never Follow as Adult Readers

Choice.The number one thing all the students I have polled through the years want the most when it comes to reading. No matter how I phrase the …

Truths and Fictions in Everyday Japan

From the series Two Kinds of Memory and Memory Itself<br>Max Pinckers—Magnum Photos<p>1 of 18<p>Don’t be fooled by the overly stylistic photos here: these are …

15 Breathtaking Campsites In Canada You Need To Visit This Summer

These spots will make you one happy camper.

Hiking

Interesting Animation Explains How Airplanes Are Able to Fly

Drag. Thrust. Lift. Jet engines. Propellers. Wings. This animation breaks down just exactly how an airplane flies and it’s pretty damn interesting. …