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On Safari in North America

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Discard the idea that you have to be in Africa to go on safari. Instead, head for the “Serengeti of North America”—the <b>Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem</b><b>—</b>which is spread across the states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho.<p><b>Grand Teton</b> and <b>Yellowstone</b> national parks form the heart of …

How to Create Your Own Travel Sketchbook

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Set down the camera, pick up a paintbrush, and create lasting memories.<p>I’ve been sketching my way around the world for five years now, and I can safely say the practice has forever changed me as a traveler. I love how my sketchbook slows me down, throws all of my senses wide …

Sketching

Family finds a simpler, less stressful life in a tiny house

A year ago, Kim and Ryan Kasl found themselves stretched, stressed and exhausted. They were both working full-time while raising two children. They were under financial pressure to pay their mortgage and student loans, and Ryan was also in graduate school.<p>In search of a less stressful life, they …

Blue Ridge Mountains

Take 30 Seconds to Do This Every Day and You Will Be Forever Changed

We all have a bucket list, but what about your un-bucket list?<p>Courage is not a personality trait; it is a discipline.<p>I worked my way through college as a nurse's aid in a spinal chord injury unit of a local Boston hospital. I had zero qualifications for the job other than being strong enough to …

Tech-savvy pair turns diet hacking into full-time experiment

The third floor of the American Industrial Center in San Francisco's Dogpatch district is food central. It houses confectioners, cupcake bakers, pastry makers and catering companies. Everyone is making or packaging food. Even the two youngish guys who look more like chemists than chefs are, …

SwordCam

Amazon Prime Instant Video Now Lets iOS And Android Owners Download Titles For Offline Viewing

Amazon took a big step today to differentiate its Prime Instant Video service from rival Netflix: it’s becoming the first subscription-based video streaming service to make its content available for offline viewing on iOS and Android devices. Previously, the company allowed Amazon Fire tablet …

TV

Presenting: The Holy Romance Trinity Of J

I migrated to digital books years ago, but I hold on to eight yellow, tattered paperbacks with spines so bent, my Lego snowboarder could use them as a half-pipe. They're what I call the Holy Romance Trinity of J: Jude Deveraux, Julie Garwood, and Judith McNaught. They weren't the first romance …

Recently documents your life via a monthly photo magazine

Talk about defying a trend. At a time when paper-based publications are looking for a way to ditch production and mailing costs in favor of digital, a new app for iOS is moving in the opposite direction. Recently, a new monthly physical magazine that debuts today, differs from the periodical pack …

'Airbnb for RVs' Launches Nationwide

Have you ever wanted to take an RV on a camping trip without having to actually <i>own</i> an enormous vehicle? Do you own a $90,000 RV that spends 11 months …

Hotline Miami 2 - Magic Sword - The Way Home Guitar Cover

50 States, 50 Plans

CALIFORNIA<p>100% STATE<p>- 43.7%<p>$14.7B<p>17% of state GDP<p>15,900<p>Plan pays for itself in as little as 6 yearsfrom air pollution and climate cost savings …

Renewable Energy

8 barriers to overcome when learning to code

While being a mentor for a JavaScript Web development course, I’ve seen many beginner programmers jump into learning with enthusiasm and then immediately hitting a wall.<p>Most of the students usually struggle with the same barriers. But once they learn to overcome them, they get instant benefits:<p>they …

Robert Rubin tells Sheryl Sandberg that Facebook is the problem

You’d think that a debate featuring three former Treasury secretaries would be about economic policy.<p>But at the Milken Global Institute Global …

Mattel is bringing the Magic 8 Ball back to life with new iOS app

American toy manufacturer Mattel has announced that it will be bringing the retro Magic 8 Ball toy to our phones and wrists later this month with its new app for iOS devices and the Apple Watch.<p>The Magic 8 Ball’s fortune-telling powers have been optimized so you can ask your phone (or watch) for …

How to Get Wall USB Ports Without Wiring Anything

The SnapPower faceplate fits right over your existing outlets<p>You may have seen those electrical outlets that incorporate USB ports, allowing you to charge your mobile devices without the blocky adapter. The new SnapPower Charger on Kickstarter makes this tech much simpler to install. There's no …

An Artist with Amnesia

For an artist with amnesia, the world takes place through her pencil.<p>Using a pencil and a ruler, Lonni Sue Johnson lovingly traced a blue line across a sheet of graph paper. Skipping down four rows, she drew another line; she repeated this process until she got to the bottom. Then she flipped the …

The Brain

Our Kids

• <b>Author:</b> Robert D. Putnam<p>A <i>New York Times</i> bestseller and “a passionate, urgent” (<i>The New Yorker</i>) examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of <i>Bowling Alone</i>: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility.<p>Central to the very idea of America is the …

Owning the Earth

• <b>Author:</b> Andro Linklater<p><b>From the author of the acclaimed Measuring America, a dazzling chronicle, through history and across cultures, about how the ability to own the land we inhabit has shaped modern society</b>.<p>Barely two centuries ago, most of the world's productive land still belonged either …

Osmo Masterpiece could turn every kid into an iPad artist

Osmo is turning out to be wonderfully creative at making apps for children that redefine the meaning of games and play. After a big debut last year, today the Silicon Valley startup is proving that again with Osmo Masterpiece, an app that enables kids and adults to become digital artists and regain …

Standardized Testing

These neat charts will help you name the colors properly

If you are like me and only know three or four types of red, a couple kinds of white, and just one way to refer to black, <i>The Color Thesaurus</i> will …

10 RV Vacations You Need to Take Right Now

Hitting the open road is an American dream. But doing it in an RV means that you can bring all your amenities with you. That’s living in luxury — …

Magic Sword Cinematic: Kill Them All In The Face Of Evil.

All you need for your SME

Do you own a start-up or small- to medium-sized enterprise? Delve into entrepreneurial Britain with the latest news, comment, tips and case studies from the business world. Get all you need to know on running an SME and don't miss the latest column from Telegraph enterprise editor Rebecca …

Tech Q&A: Car insurance pitfalls, booking flights, teaching Siri and more

<b>Insurance program lets hackers into your car</b><p><b>Q.</b> I'm thinking about joining my car insurance company's program that tracks my driving habits in exchange for lower premiums. Are there any pitfalls I should know about?<p><b>A.</b> Insurance companies track your driving with a gadget that plugs into your car's …