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Find the dead spots in your Wi-Fi network with NetSpot

I invested in two power line adapters earlier this year to extend the range of my Wi-Fi network at home. I put one in the kitchen and the other upstairs to increase the signal strength at the kitchen table and in the upstairs bedrooms. The adapters seem to be working, but with free Mac app NetSpot, …

3 gadgets your smartphone needs ASAP

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Handsfree

36 Writing Tips to Put Your Butt in the Chair

I have days when I find it entirely too difficult to get in to my writing groove. On those days I’m uninspired, unmotivated and well, bleh! Maybe you …

The best gadgets from 2015 to buy with your Christmas money

Every year there’s a plethora of new gadgets for you to spend your well deserved Christmas cash on.<p>The list of devices out there is basically endless, so we’re here to try and clear up the best of the year, so you know what to blow the money on, regardless of how much you’ve got to spend.<p>Under …

The Science Behind the Virgin Birth

Researchers have come up with several intriguing—if improbable—scientific explanations for the virgin birth of Jesus Christ.<p>Although the religious meaning of Christmas was long ago neutered, replaced with the secular joys of eggnog and mall Santas, at its core December 25 is still a celebration of …

Are We Alone? Survey Finds No Sign of Advanced Alien Civilizations

Space<p>Nearby galaxies in our universe show no signs of advanced alien civilizations — at least for now.<p>A new study that examined the most promising galaxies we can see out of a collection of 100,000 found no signs of the waste energy that such alien civilizations might generate, showing that they're …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

'Open Tree Of Life' Shows How 2.3 Million Earthlings Are Related, From Microbes To Mankind

"This is the first real attempt to connect the dots and put it all together," one researcher said.<p>Researchers from multiple institutions have come together to publish Earth's most complete family tree to date, illustrating the evolutionary relationships between about 2.3 million named species of …

This Powerful Planner Is the Only One You’ll Ever Need

We all have unfulfilled New Year’s resolutions — those empty promises we make to ourselves about goals we wish we could achieve but then forget about until the following year. This vicious cycle ends today with Best Self Co.’s simple but powerful SELF Journal. The SELF Journal helps you stop …

Sketching

Scholars Clash Over Authenticity of 'Gospel of Jesus's Wife'

Science News<p>The truth may be finally emerging about the "Gospel of Jesus's Wife," a highly controversial papyrus suggesting that some people, in ancient times, believed Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene.<p>Debate about the credibility of the "gospel" began as soon as Harvard University professor …

7 Router Features You Should Be Using for Better Wi-Fi

Sure, they bring Internet to your devices, but today's routers do so much more. Take advantage of these advanced capabilities to get the best Wi-Fi …

Your future is amazing, you will do incredible things: Hillary Clinton tells Humans of New York gay teen

Former US secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton today took to Facebook to offer words of encouragement to a …

Surprising Snacks to Upgrade Your Afternoon

C'mon. You can do better than those chocolate-covered gummy bears.<p>C'mon. You can do better than those chocolate-covered gummy bears.<p><b>See the full list of sweet & salty snacks</b>.<p><b>Avocado-Lemon Toast</b><p>Instagram's favorite food, meet your secret weapon: lemon. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Graham Cracker "Sandwiches"</b><p>It …

Snacks

Sleeping Giants, Weeping Plums: Japanese Landscape Photography - Photographs and text by Hidenobu Suzuki | LensCulture

My photographs are like Japanese paintings.<p>I feel that realism is a more Western style. Through my landscape photographs, I’d like to express emotions and spiritual feelings.<p>Contemporary theater, art and music stimulate the brain and liven people’s mood. But emotional art heals people and leads …

Pixelmator

Make rectangular or rounded selections with Marquee tools. Use the Lasso to manually select freeform objects, or the Polygonal Lasso to select …

The Art and Science of Bokeh: 3 Simple Ideas to Create Better Background Blur

Both bokeh and blur are terms that are used interchangeably in photography. Bokeh comes from the way the lens pulls in the points of light that are …

It’s Time To Take Flickr Seriously Again

After trying to be a wanna-be Instagram, a new redesign makes Flickr more magical and powerful than ever.<p>Yesterday, Yahoo pushed out the biggest update to Flickr, maybe ever. An update two years in the making, Flickr 4.0 is a total redesign on every platform that uses magical backend algorithms and …

58 Things to Do for Free in New York City

In the Concrete Jungle, you don’t need a gym membership to get your butt in shape. Get your pre-work burn on with early-morning pilates, yoga, tai …

Desktop Wallpaper Download: Playing with Letter Design

May 5, 2015<p>For this wallpaper download, I decided to go ahead and play at my own work, dealing with elements that I wouldn’t normally work with for …

Wondering Where To Get Fonts? How To Build A Type Library

How To Build Your Type Library<p>January 31, 2018<p>I’m frequently asked by aspiring designers and students alike about the best way to build a type …

Typography

A Sweet App That Helps You Visualize Complex Rhythms

Darwin thought our ancestors used music as a means of courtship before the invention of language. Other experts have suggested that humming and …

Check Out This FREE Photoshop Panel for Landscape Photogs

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Happy Star Wars Day! #MayThe4thBeWithYou #NOH8

How to learn with zero effort

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Study Skills

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