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30 Easy Ways To Eat Healthier On A Budget

Because it really shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg.<p><i>Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

What to Do in an Active Shooter Situation | The Art of Manliness

It’s a sad fact of life in the 21st century that active shootings have become a regular occurrence in the United States. In other parts of the world, …

Self Defense

America's giant robot needs funding to fight Japanese rival

It turns out that giant robot duels are <i>really</i> expensive, as America's MegaBots team has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $500,000 in its fight against Japan's Kuratas. It was MegaBots group (aka Team USA) that demanded the battle in the first place, and Japan gladly accepted on one …

The Best Way to Hold a Burger | The Art of Manliness

Burgers are on my mind this week. Wednesday was National Burger Day (what, did you miss it <i>again</i>?). And this Labor Day, I’ll be grilling up some juicy …

Crippling California drought levels off, latest map shows

After months of worsening drought across California, conditions appear to have leveled off, at least for now.<p>According to the latest assessment released Thursday, more than 80% of California continues to suffer extreme drought conditions -- a figure that has remained unchanged now for roughly two …

The Internet Is Getting Too Big, And It's Becoming A Problem For Some Service Providers

Recent reports suggest the system that routers use to share the map of the internet with one another has grown too large for some older routers to handle — which could result in poor connectivity.<p>The problem is, older routers can only process a certain number of routes contained in this internet …

Internet of Things

Edward Snowden: The Untold Story | WIRED

SCROLL DOWN<p>The message arrives on my “clean machine,” a MacBook Air loaded only with a sophisticated encryption package. “Change in plans,” my …

How to Make Colors POP in Photoshop

This technique is perfect for a photo that is dominated by one or two Colors, especially if those Colors are complimentary.

How to Be a Gentleman From Head to Toe: The Anatomy of Etiquette | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: There are a lot of ways to categorize the rules of etiquette: business, dinner, conversational, and so on. One of my favorite old</i> …

How to Shake Hands: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

<i>Illustration by Ted Slampyak</i><p>I’ve been wanting to incorporate a more visual element into the Art of Manliness, but I have no artistic talent …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

Road Trip? Here’s the Best Less-Traveled Routes in America

There's nothing like a little asphalt and fresh air

Tutorial Shows Off Effective and Efficient Method of Smoothing Out Skin in Portraits

When retouching skin on a subject, there’s a fine balance to strike between smoothing out a rough skin texture and keeping the skin looking natural. …

14 Fabulous Photography Freebies That Include E-Books, Courses and Presets

Freebie Friday has a nice ring to it, right? It would have made for a compelling title but we didn't want to keep you waiting till Friday for your …

How the Fujifilm X-T1 Shocked Me: A Quick Hands-On Overview

When Fuji announced the Fuji X-T1, it didn’t take long to get my attention. Just as the camera went on sale, the lovely people at Fujifilm asked me …

Never-Before-Seen ‘Impossible’ Images of Milky Way Captured in Singapore

Light pollution in urban skies makes it almost impossible for any aspiring astrophotographers to pursue their craft here in Singapore. Since I …

Astrophotography

Glenn Greenwald: how the NSA tampers with US-made internet routers

NSA,No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance State,US news,US national security,World news,The NSA files,Data protection,Internet,Technology,China,Asia Pacific<p>The NSA has been covertly implanting interception tools in US servers heading overseas – even though the US …

The beautiful blueprints for Fujifilm's camera of the future

“If I want to play my favorite song, I want to choose my favorite guitar,” says Fujifilm designer Masazumi Imai. “It’s the same with cameras. If I want to take a photograph of something important to me, I want to choose a special product.”<p>Photography has been around for close to 200 years and, …

Secrets to Success with Email Autoresponders

Email autoresponders are one-to-one emails sent to a subscriber on your list that are triggered to add value to the experience a person has with your business online.<p>Autoresponders are triggered by an action taken on your website or by a timer set by your team, whichever best suits the …

Honda Is Designing Houses, Because Cars And Homes Will All Be Part Of The Smart Grid

You can see as much from a prototype smart home recently opened by Honda in California. It features an enormous 9.5-kilowatt solar array, a …

University of California

Video Shows How a Wedding Photographer Preps His Equipment

New York based wedding photographer Richard B Flores is taking his job very seriously. Like all of us, he works hard on the day of the event and of …

Wedding Photography

Tails: the operating system that blew open the NSA

When NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden first emailed Glenn Greenwald, he insisted on using email encryption software called PGP for all …

Chinese official shamed over adultery 'contract' that fines bad behaviour

A Communist Party official is relieved of his duties after a contract between him and his mistress leaked onto the internet revealing how the pair had agreed binding terms for their illicit affair<p>A Chinese official has become an online laughing stock after the publication of a bizarre “love-affair …

Communist Party

Big Switch names Juniper vet to CEO post

And the rolling SDN roadshow continued Tuesday with Big Switch naming Douglas Murray, a former Juniper Networks(s jnpr) exec as CEO.<p>Big Switch …