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5 Things Decorators Never Spend Money On (and 3 Things They Splurge On)

When it comes to decorating an entire home, the cost of furniture, rugs, dishes, and throw pillows can quickly add up. But if you try to save some …

How the iPhone revolutionized photography

When Apple launched the iPhone in 2007, no one imagined that in 10 short years it would become the world’s most popular camera and herald a new era of visual communication.<p>Yet we are witnessing the death of point-and-shoots, the explosion of massive social networks devoted to pics and videos, and …

A Buyer's Guide to Short Sales and Foreclosures

Updated July 25, 2017<p>Short sales and foreclosures are two distinct types of transactions that share the common denominator of being distressed …

What Zen Buddhism Has To Say About Death and the Afterlife

Since the time humans evolved to have a thought, we have been searching for the truth about life and death. Many thousands of years ago, our …

Virgin Mary, Career-Killer

Questioning the birth story central to Christianity has been taking down scholars and skeptics for just about 2,016 years.<p>Of all of the miracles …

Little Things Can Make An Atheist

As I read deeper in the literature of unbelief and 'freethought' from the past three centuries, it is interesting to see 'Little Things' given as reasons for rejecting Christianity and God.<p><b>Here's a sampling that I have paraphrased from multiple authors living a hundred to three hundred years ago:</b><p>• …

This Cheap $20 Toolkit Can Open 99 Percent of Your Gadgets

Were the electronics makers of the world to have their way, every time one of your gadgets broke, you’d simply buy a new one. But most gadgets can be …

Quotes So Powerful They End Religion, Ignorance and Folly

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How To Make Your Windows 10 Computer Work Like New Again

Reinstalling Windows is an easy way to fix a PC that's been giving you problems. It can resolve most common issues including lagging to mysterious …

Why Apple Was Right To Remove The iPhone 7 Headphone Jack

Apple’s new iPhone doesn’t have a headphone jack, only a Lightning port that’s also used to charge the battery.<p>In-ear sound comes from the EarPods or other headphones with a Lightning connector, via a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter (included) or wireless headphones such as AirPods (sold separately).<p>Why …

Audiophile

'Magic' mushrooms grow into furniture - CNN Style

Written by Sophie Morlin-Yron, CNN<p>Lamps and armchairs made of mushroom roots and garbage may sound futuristic, but they're already in the hands of interior designers.<p>Various types of packaging, wood panels and insulation can also be made from the stuff, which is grown by New York-based biomaterials …

Making earphones customized for hearing ability, Even tunes up $2 million

MeQ Inc., the company behind Even earphones, the tunable earbuds that adjust to users’ unique hearing abilities, has raised $2 million as it looks to expand its business.<p>Financing came from firms like Firstime Venture Capital, whose managing director, Ilan Shiloah, the former chief executive of the …

At last: A wireless speaker for the most discerning audiophiles

I've heard Dynaudio's Xeo series wireless speakers many times at audio shows since 2012, but those were brief encounters. I wanted to spend quality listening time with the newest model, the Xeo 2.<p>It sports a 1-inch (27mm) soft dome tweeter, and a 6-inch (140mm) woofer; each driver is powered by a …

Audiophile

10 essential Gmail tips for whizzy email on your phone

By David Nield<p>Google's email service is now over a decade old and millions of us rely on it as a hub for all our communications - whether on desktop, …

8 Reasons To Buy A 1,000-Square-Foot House

When you think of a small space, you might think of the 500-square-foot tiny homes that have become a popular option for those looking to really downsize. But there are benefits to living in a smaller home -- and you don't have to take your square footage to extremes to enjoy them. Proof: Consider …

The Arcam irDAC II Will Breathe New Digital Life Into The Audio You Can't Bear To Be Parted From

Even though analogue vinyl audio appears to be staging a late parody of Lazarus by snatching analogue life from the jaws of digital death, the world of music is decidedly ‘digital’ these days. Much of the music we listen to is either streamed digitally from the Internet or else played from hard …

Audiophile

Christians, We Cannot Adjust Our Faith To Make Room For Our Favorite Sins

On Wednesday, I gave a speech at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. It had been requested that I speak on the subject of religious liberty, a topic near and dear to my heart, as it should be to the hearts of all Christians, especially in light of the government’s recent efforts to …

States with no individual income tax

Over half of all taxes collected by the IRS — $3.1 trillion in fiscal 2014 — comes from income taxes. Like the federal government, state and local governments also rely heavily on income taxes. Very few people in the United States can avoid paying federal income taxes, but there are seven states …

Swenyo UX4 brackets make it easy for you to build your own furniture

For those who don’t want to spend a fortune on designer furniture but who also want to avoid turning to Swedish particle board, custom furniture is …

Woodworking

Antonin Scalia and the judgment of history

Will originalism survive Justice<p>Antonin Scalia? Will he be remembered, asPresident Obamasuggested just hours after his death, as “one of the most consequential judges and thinkers to serve on the Supreme Court”? Initial comments have for the most part seconded the president's kind words: Scalia was …

Why Real Estate Is One of the Best Ways to Make Money

<i>This post appeared first on</i> <i>Make Money Your Way</i><i>.</i><p>After a decade of saving and investing, I think real estate is one of the best ways to make money and build wealth. Here is why.<p>There are many ways to turn a profit with real estate.<p>When you buy a stock, the only way you can make money is if the stock …

ElectrIQ Offers 7.5 kWh Or Larger Home Energy Storage Solution

<b>Published on</b> January 31st, 2016 | <i>by Jake Richardson</i><p>40<p>January 31st, 2016 by <b>Jake Richardson</b><p>ElectrIQ Power is a Palo Alto, California–based company …

MacTrast Deals: Ultra-Stealth Nano Drone

- Jan 31, 2016<p>Sure, it’s fun to fly solo, but imagine the fun of flying your drone in a squadron of other drones? The Ultra-Stealth Nano Drone – Put …

Drones

‘My Heart Is So Heavy’: Wife of American Missionary Posts Heartbreaking Prayer Requests Before Learning Her Husband Died in Al Qaeda’s Burkina Faso Attack

An American missionary was among those killed after Al Qaeda fighters attacked a hotel and cafe in Burkina Faso’s capital of Ouagadougou.<p>Michael Riddering, 45, died in the Cappuccino Cafe, where he was to meet a group that was going to volunteer at the orphanage and women’s crisis center he ran …

Marco Rubio’s real disqualification: New video outlines bizarre religious faith — and he wants to govern by it

Rubio is trying to save his campaign by talking about God. We ought to be terrified if he means what he says<p>One of the most annoying things about religious folks is that they just cannot keep their “good news” to themselves.<p>Not two weeks into the new year, the frocked and beanied <i>capo dei capi</i> of …

Listen to this audiophile test to find out if you can hear the difference between low-quality and high-quality songs

But can they truly tell the difference?<p>NPR has created its own music test so you can learn whether or not you can hear the difference between the low-quality, compressed music and the high-quality, uncompressed music that audiophiles listen to.<p>The test is pretty straightforward, and you can try it …

Warren Buffett's 15-Minute Retirement Plan

It's boring, but solid.<p>If Warren Buffett weren’t the world’s best stock picker, how would he plan for retirement?<p>Luckily for the rest of us, he’s …

Sennheiser HD 600

<b>Pros</b> - The benchmark for everything else<p><b>Cons</b> - Intrinsic design elements (i.e., they're open), underrated because they've been around forever<p>If this …

Audiophile

Photography tips: How to take great photos of people at night and low-light

<i>Note: This article was first published on 21st December 2015, and republished again as it's suitable for this season.</i><p>Taking photos at night is …