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When Silicon Valley Took Over Journalism

The pursuit of digital readership broke the New Republic—and an entire industry.<p>Chris Hughes was a mythical savior—boyishly innocent, fantastically rich, intellectually curious, unexpectedly humble, and proudly idealistic.<p>My entire career at the <i>New Republic</i> had been spent dreaming of such a …

Journalism

I've Left Lightroom for Capture One and I'm Not Sure I Can Ever Go Back

For many, many years, I was a hardcore Lightroom user. When it comes to the way that most people work, I don’t blame them for using the product; it’s …

Tutorials

Audi #DriveProgress Big Game Campaign: “Daughter”

The Most Important Advice We Can Give Our Daughters

As a father of three daughters, I think about them and their future constantly, especially now that my eldest daughter is headed off to college. I am …

A new crisis in the Muslim world: Is it too young?

JAKARTA, Indonesia — In early August, when leaders of several dozen Muslim countries gathered in Jakarta for an annual economic conference, some of the speakers acknowledged that things are not looking good for their global community. Chaos continues to grip their heartland in the Middle East, they …

Religion

How Anne Scheiber Made $22 Million Investing From Her Apartment

Her blasphemy? She, instead, focused on the thing she knew could make her richer: Every year, she wanted to have a bigger ownership stake in her …

Ein kleines Café in Wien

Man überlebt nicht alles, was man überlebt.<br>Ilse Aichinger<p>Seit vielen Jahren trifft sich regelmäßig – jeden Mittwoch – eine Gruppe älterer Herren in …

How Microsoft built a computer so good, even Apple wanted to copy it

They were there to launch the Surface Pro 3, the newest version of Microsoft's tablet.<p>"This is a big day," Nadella told Panay. "Let's get it right."<p>The pressure was on: The first generation of Surface tablets had performed so badly in the market, Microsoft had to take a $900 million write-down for …

IPad Pro

Setting Our Sights on New Approaches: A Lesson on Gun Control from Germany and Japan

In recent years, the vigorous debate over gun control in the U.S. has been sparked by increasingly distressing reports of senseless deaths. Two …

Why being bilingual works wonders for your brain

Research suggests we may be predisposed to speak more than one language and that doing so brings health benefits, such as delaying the onset of dementia<p>In a cafe in south London, two construction workers are engaged in cheerful banter, tossing words back and forth. Their cutlery dances during more …

Language

15 Street Photography Techniques and Tips

Hey streettogs, if you want to learn some practical tips and techniques when shooting on the streets, check out the video above, or read more to see …

Street Photography

Do Your Friends Actually Like You?

THINK of all the people with whom you interact during the course of a day, week, month and year. The many souls with whom you might exchange a greeting or give a warm embrace; engage in chitchat or have a deeper conversation. All those who, by some accident of fate, inhabit your world. And then ask …

Psychology

10 Epic Drives in the U.S. National Parks

Pack your hiking shoes, your camera and some camping gear, because some of the most epic drives in the United States are hidden inside National Parks …

How I Left A 12-Year Career In Silicon Valley To Work On A Beach In Belize

Three months ago, Jeanna Barrett traded a beige office in San Francisco for a palapa on the Caribbean. This is how she pulled it off.<p>Three months ago, I worked in San Francisco as a marketing leader for a unicorn startup. I earned a salary that let me do, eat, and buy whatever I wanted. Now, I live …

San Francisco

Scientists have a fascinating theory to explain why smart people should spend less time with friends

Ready?<p>"I'm just too intelligent."<p>Be sure to come with plenty of supporting evidence, namely an IQ score and the results of a recent study on the "<b>savanna theory of happiness</b>." Your pals will be sure to understand.<p>The study, led by psychologists at Singapore Management University and the London …

Psychology

Watch These Artists Forge Famous Paintings by Photoshopping Stock Photos Together

Ankur Patar is an artist with a talent for recreating famous paintings. His forgeries wouldn’t fool a child, let alone an art expert, but they’re …

A Giant List Of Epic Destinations For Anyone Who Lives To Travel

There's a big world out there, and no shortage of incredible destinations to explore. So it's only natural that choosing where to visit can be hugely intimidating. Thankfully, we've got you covered with lists on lists of epic spots to sift through. Check 'em out!<p><i>Note: Some of these destinations may</i> …

South America

The cancer drugs in your bathroom cabinet

Researchers have had promising results treating tumours with everyday medicines. So why aren’t the big pharma companies investing in trials?<p>Helen Hewitt lost her mother, her younger brother and her baby son to cancer. Having successfully overcome breast cancer herself, she is currently battling …

Cancer

Our Least Experienced Doctors Are Dangerously Tired

Doctors are about the closest thing we have to superheroes in real life. But must they also be super-human? Specifically, can people in the medical profession somehow get by on way less than the seven to nine hours a night that ordinary people require?<p>That's the operating assumption of the …

Medicine

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Domestic: Los Angeles<p>You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips …

How America's rich betrayed their fellow citizens

In the past, wealth came with responsibility. Today’s rich avoid taxes, military service, and charitable giving. No wonder we’re seeing a populist backlash<p>The author F Scott Fitzgerald once wrote that the “rich are different than you and me”.<p>Fitzgerald’s observation rings especially true today. The …

Income Inequality

Apple is killing QuickTime for Windows, how will this impact your workflow

Apple is now doing to Quicktime what Adobe did to Flash a few years ago. Not for the same reasons, but the impact is similar.<p>Apple has stopped …

15 maps that will change the way you see the world

Telegraph Travel has mapped the world in many ways – here are some of the most eye-opening.<p>1. Life expectancy<p>This map shows the world according to life expectancy. The results are depressingly unsurprising. Africa is the only continent that contains nations where the average life expectancy is …

When the World’s Most Famous Mystery Writer Vanished

<i>Vanished Without a Trace: Our take on some of history’s enduring mysteries.</i><p>In her favorite armchair, deep within the confines of her Berkshire home, …

Literature

Before & After: How One Popular Photographer Edits His Photos

Photographer Peter Stewart is an internationally published photographer who’s also popular on photo sharing sites, boasting tens of thousands of …

Photography

This Is Your Brain on Nature

When we get closer to nature—be it untouched wilderness or a backyard tree—we do our overstressed brains a favor.<p><b>When you head out</b> to the desert, David Strayer is the kind of man you want behind the wheel. He never texts or talks on the phone while driving. He doesn’t even approve of eating in the …

Opinion: It wasn’t China that ruined the middle class; it was Republican policies

BERKELEY, Calif. (Project Syndicate) — One does not need to be particularly good at hearing to decipher the dog whistles being used during this …

Globalization

Apple iPhone SE event: the nine most important announcements

Apple went plus-size, and then it went small. The company's iPhone event on Monday brought the reintroduction of the small phone screen with the new iPhone SE. The four-inch screen isn't underrepresented on the inside, however. Its hardware is more like a mixture between the iPhone 6 and 6S. Also …

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Brain training: should you believe the hype?

Do the puzzles, say the purveyors of pricey brain training apps, and you’ll boost memory and concentration. Researchers have put their claims to the test<p>Everything you do changes your brain. Even reading this article. Right now, wherever you are, looking at these words is shaping and modifying the …

The Brain