Gail Grady

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Scenic day-long hikes: walking in New Zealand

New Zealand may be justifiably famous for its Great Walks and other multi-day hiking trails, but don’t break out the cooking stove and sleeping bag just yet. Much of the same wilderness can be explored on day hikes, which means less gear, less effort, and quite possibly more fun.<p>Blaze a trail past …

New Zealand

The central delusion of the Christian right: Americans aren’t really churchgoers after all

New research reveals we’re not the nation of Bible thumpers Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee like to tell themselves<p>The 2016 presidential campaign has really and truly started now, and already the religious pandering is getting silly. Despite wanting voters to think of him as a “libertarian” Rand Paul …

What Are You Shooting For? 5 Goals That’ll Make You a Better Photographer

The turn of a new year may set you on a health kick, but what about a photo kick? We all need to give ourselves one of those once in a while, and …

Street Photography

This is What Happens When You Ask the Internet to Help Edit Your Vacation Photo

Be careful when asking the Internet to Photoshop a photo for you. The results may be unexpected and you could find yourself turned into the latest …

Camera Modes Explained

If you’re just learning about your camera, then chances are you’ve taken a look at the top of your camera only to become immediately confused. …

Aperture

How Diffraction Can Affect Your Photos (And What to Do About It)

It is something many a landscape photographer will be aware of, but many others may not. Diffraction is an obscure effect but one we should all be …

Landscape Photography

Sony’s Clever Trick For Taking A Photo Without Touching The Camera

Anyone who has taken a photo in low light knows that it’s very easy to take a blurry shot. That’s because your camera’s shutter needs to remain open for a long time to suck in all of the photons it can. In turn, the slightest shake or bump can blur your image. Even if you’ve locked your camera on a …

Government
Driving

Why Google+ failed, according to Google insiders

In a sense, it's giving up on pitching Google+ as a social network aimed at competing with Facebook. Instead, Google+ will become two separate pieces: Photos and Streams.<p>This didn't come as a surprise — Google+ never really caught on the same way social networks like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn …

Google+

Cecily Strong Killed It at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Here, her best jokes.<p>This weekend, <i>Saturday Night Live</i>'s Cecily Strong traded Studio 8H for the Washington Hilton, where she roasted President Obama and his prospective successors before a room full of bigwigs at the White House Correspondents' Dinner (also affectionately/appropriately called "Nerd …

Comedy

The 18 most hotly contested islands in the world

The biggest disputes range from the Arctic to Croatia to north of Samoa, and some of the competing claims were made centuries ago.

China

The most troubling thing about Russian hackers reading Obama's unclassified emails

What makes the intrusion troubling is the content of those emails.<p>Officials conceded to the Times that, "the unclassified system routinely contains much information that is considered highly sensitive: schedules, email exchanges with ambassadors and diplomats, discussions of pending personnel moves …

Encryption

2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner: Barack Obama's top 10 jokes

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama had one motto Saturday night at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner: take no prisoners.<p>Here are the top jokes he told:<p>1. "Bucket"<p>When life gets hard and the Republicans are cramping his style, Obama's decided to just "bucket" -- or at …

Martin O'Malley

10 Ways that iPads are Transforming Retail

<i>Andrew Yates is the head of iOS at Buffer, a smarter way to share your Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn posts. You can contact him on Twitter, where he is @ay8s.</i><p>Ever since the introduction of the iPhone and iPad, people have found amazing ways to use the devices and with the arrival of iOS 7, the new …

Issa Throws a Benghazi Party, But Democrats Aren’t Invited

House Over­sight Com­mit­tee Chair­man Dar­rell Issa quietly made plans to travel to Benghazi, Libya, this week­end, but he didn’t in­vite Demo­crats …

Darrell Issa

The U.S. Proposal That Caught the Russians Off Guard 50 Years Ago

Marina Koren<p>Sept. 20, 2013, 12:58 p.m.<p>There is one thing Pres­id­ent Obama, Re­pub­lic­ans, and the gen­er­al pub­lic all seem to agree on, and …

Not-So-Fond Memories From The Last Government Shutdowns

For those old enough to remember, the government shutdown skirmishing now underway in Washington brings back some not-so-fond memories of late 1995 and early 1996.<p>That's the last time a divided government, unable to settle its differences before the money from previous years' spending bills ran …

Obama Pushed to Deny Visa or Arrest Sudan’s Genocidal President at UN

Sudan’s notorious leader plans to visit the U.N. Will the U.S. deny his visa—or arrest him? By Josh Rogin.<p>A coalition of Sudan advocacy groups and …

Have Obama's Troubles Weakened Him For Fall's Fiscal Fights?

President Obama has had a tough year. He failed to pass gun legislation. Plans for an immigration overhaul have stalled in the House. He barely escaped what would have been a humiliating rejection by Congress on his plan to strike Syria.<p>Just this week, his own Democrats forced Larry Summers, the …

Obamacare Stars As Villain In Alabama Special Election

Republican Wells Griffith throws a copy of the Affordable Care Act in the trash in this campaign ad.<p>To understand just how deep the GOP resistance to Obamacare runs — and why some Republicans would risk a federal government shutdown to defund it — look no further than the special House election in …

Should voters decide if we go to war?: An idea’s fascinating history

Perhaps those who fight and pay for war should affect when it happens. The notion’s gotten farther than you think<p>Sometime in the last month, as the Obama administration struggled to justify military action in Syria and grasped for whichever theory of war powers it found convenient each day, it …

Government Shut Down Looms, Obama Calls Out Republicans Video

The president claims republicans are "trying to mess" with him.

Government Shutdown

The GOP’s “Hunger Games” vision of America

Cutting food stamps and sabotaging Obamacare aren’t irrational – they’re part of the 1 percent’s all-out class war<p>American conservatives love to attack anyone who raises the issue of worsening economic inequality for waging “class war.” Their compulsion to keep repeating that phrase is revealing in …