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Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #21

Human Journey<p><b>“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” Henry David Thoreau</b><p>A good friend once told me that wildlife photography makes him sad. He explained that when he sees images of the wild creatures and unspoiled places his heart aches too deeply at the thought of what he …

That's Why I Love Manchester United!

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

The secret behind Apple’s design excellence is a simple one, says former senior designer & UX specialist

The secret behind Apple’s design excellence is a simple one, says former senior designer and user experience specialist Mark Kawano in an interview with Fast Company: it’s not just something left to the designers.<p>It’s actually the engineering culture, and the way the organization is structured to …

How to set up a foolproof note-taking system for writers and other nerds (Part 1)

I started writing stories this year – short fiction and a couple of novellas so far – and I’ve found I need to make a lot of notes. The iPhone is pretty great for this, as you’d expect, but not always: Sometimes it’s just not appropriate to tap away on a cellphone, and sometimes you might want to …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Everest Base Camp

The complete guide to listening to music at work

If you’re reading this article at work, there’s a decent chance you’re wearing headphones.<p>It has never been easier to tune in to your own customized soundtrack—or more necessary to tune out your open-office coworkers, cubicle mates, and fellow coffee-shop denizens. But not all music is created …

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Best space images of the month

Here are some of the most stunning pictures captured during a memorable month in space – from cosmic collisions to soaring satellites.<p>Watch Colin Legg's footage of the Moon Saturn occultation.

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10 Heartbreaking Photos That Might Reduce You To Tears

They say a photo speaks a thousand words, so with the greatest respect to these heartbreaking moments from our history & the photographers that have …

Best Headphones For Frequent Travelers: Bose vs. Sennheiser

I travel a lot, and I know plenty of other people who travel a lot. Some like books, others e-readers. Some bring neck pillows, some don’t. Some drink on planes, other avidly avoid alcohol. They all have their own strategies, but just about every frequent traveler I know has some sort of noise …

10 Classic Movie Car Chases According to Fast & Furious's Stunt Driver

<b>Robert Nagle doesn't watch car chases</b> like the rest of us. A former rally car driver with a degree in mechanical engineering, Nagle is now a heavyweight in the Hollywood stunt world. So while all we popcorn munchers watch movies to "ohh" and "ahh" at things both fast and furious, he's watched for …

Airbrite (YC S12) launches Celery, an online store builder that lets sellers easily accept pre-orders

Airbrite, a Y Combinator-backed e-commerce startup, is debuting its first product today called Celery (its name a play on the world “sell”). Celery …

Attention digital health startups: VCs say now is a ‘great’ time to raise money

SAN FRANCISCO — It’s a great time for health startups to raise money, according to some of the biggest names in health investing.<p>Funding for digital health grew dramatically in 2012 and is continuing to climb. The health market is pegged at $6 trillion worldwide, and there are far-reaching …

Startup lesson #1: Reid Hoffman is wrong

<i>[Editor’s note: Seattle entrepreneurs Barry Chu and Dave Cotter share some of their startup lessons in starting the new mobile app SquareHub. The</i> …

Funding Daily: Silicon Valley Is Burning

Guuuuurrrrl, the Valley is <i>on fayah</i> today. In a huge wave of announcements, we saw a bevy of businesses from the Bay getting fierce funding deals.<p>Trust: From Mountain View to Redwood City, from Los Gatos to not-so-sunny San Francisco, our Bay Area startups were snatching term sheets and serving …