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'Viceroy's House': A Warm-Hearted Look At The Sunset Of The British Empire

At my all-girls high school in London in the 1960s, colonial history was taught roughly as follows: "In 1947 India was granted independence from Great Britain. Civil strife continued between Hindus and Muslims in the new nations of India and Pakistan. And now, gehls, back to the Gardens of Tudor …

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He changed his tastes and all of a sudden discovered Mozart.<p>“Franz,” he said one day, “I cannot understand why people play all thirty-two Beethoven …

Remembering The Great Poet Gwendolyn Brooks At 100

In 1950, Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African-American to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize. Hers was a Pulitzer in poetry, specifically for a volume titled <i>Annie Allen</i> that chronicled the life of an ordinary black girl growing up in the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago's famous South Side.<p>Brooks …

How to customize security on iPhone and iPad

Keep your iPhone and iPad private and secure by locking down your settings!Whether you want to change your passcode or prevent access to certain …

How to manage Privacy settings on iPhone and iPad

<b>Update March, 2017:</b> Added information about changes to diagnostic data options in iOS 10.3. Also added sections for opting out of targeted ads and …

Frederick Douglass Was the Most Photographed American of the 19th Century

Do you know who the most photographed American of the 19th century was? It’s not George Custer (155 photos) or Walt Whitman or Abraham Lincoln (130 …

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The 23 most powerful LGBT executives in the world

OUTstanding lists 100 people who it thinks challenges the presumption that you can't be openly LGBT and be successful in business. In conjunction with the Financial Times, it makes the list each year.<p>"Those featured are an inspiration to anyone who fears that they may have to be closeted at work, …

Opera del Duomo Museum Prepares for Grand Re-Opening

There is a lot of excitement in Florence as the <b>grand re-opening</b> of the Museum of the Opera del Duomo approaches on <b>October 29th</b>! Think works by</b> …

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Interview: Photos Capture the Rarely-Seen Interior of a Lavish Abandoned Castle

Martino Zegwaard has always been drawn to the art of photography. As a young boy, he made sure to bring a camera along on all of his family's travels. Later in life, he continued to embrace this passion as he pursued an education in the arts. He serendipitously discovered urban exploring, which led …

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CNN Exclusive: Pope held private meeting with same-sex couple in U.S.

<b>(CNN) —</b> The day before Pope Francis met anti-gay county clerk Kim Davis in Washington last week, he held a private meeting with a longtime friend from Argentina who has been in a same-sex relationship for 19 years.<p>Yayo Grassi, an openly gay man, brought his partner, Iwan Bagus, as well several …

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iPhone/iPad slow after updating to iOS 9 ? Try these tips to fix it

A few days ago we reported to you that many users are noticing that their Apple devices is running slowly and crashing after updating to iOS 9. …

Inside Apple's new 'powerful' iOS 9 updates for the iPad

In 2010 Steve Jobs unveiled the company’s first tablet. As only Jobs could do, he captivated the audience as he tapped and swiped between screens, …

Discover Cesky Krumlov: One of the Most Magical Cities on Earth

It turns out the Czech Republic has an amazing array of beauty to offer photographers. We already introduced you to Prague through the eyes of a …

Spick and Span: New York Cathedral Ready for Pope's Visit

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7 with VII: Ethics in Photojournalism

Y<i>ou can’t have a conversation about photojournalism without discussing ethics, so to get the conversation started, we wanted to hear from you. Last</i> …

City of Pergamon’s ancient appeal spans millennia

I was in a hilltop theatre built for 10,000 people, one that had one of the most striking backdrops I had ever seen. The sun, sliding low toward the earth in the west, lit up a mosaic of olive groves and grasses in the valley below. Deep green mountains rose beyond. Before me, 80 rows of seats …

Time-Lapse: The Metamorphosis of a Caterpillar Into a Monarch Butterfly

FrontYardVideo pointed a camera at a caterpillar and captured this beautiful time-lapse video of its metamorphosis. We see it feeding, turning into a …

Pope Francis sends letter praising gay children's book

Italian book that explores different family types including same sex was banned by mayor of Venice, but pontiff becomes unlikely supporter<p>The hippos, kangaroos and penguins adorning the cover of Piccolo Uovo (Little Egg) give little hint of the political and religious storm the children’s book has …

Pope Francis

Texas Man Proposes To Boyfriend In Church That Bans Gay Marriage—And Gets Standing Ovation

"You cant let your sexuality define your right to walk a spiritual walk."<p>A Texas man surprised his boyfriend when he got down on one knee and …

The Vatican is in damage-control mode after the Pope sent his blessings to a same-sex family

When Francesca Pardi sent Pope Francis her children’s book, <i>Why do you have two moms?</i> she probably wasn’t expecting a response.<p>In her letter, sent on June 19, Pardi expresses respect for Catholics and says many have treated her well, but also says that representatives of the church have been …

The one restaurant you need to eat at in Florence, where the steaks are as big as your face and you can drink endless wine without going broke

A friend recommended I go to a restaurant in Florence called Il Latini. It's a short walk from Ponte Vecchio and the hotel where I was staying. Buried on a little side street, it'd normally be easy to miss the restaurant.<p>But as we approached the spot at 7 PM, a half hour before the restaurant …

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Why America is Falling Behind the Rest of the World

America is declining, in large and important measures, yet policymakers aren’t paying attention. So argues a new academic paper, pulling together …

Finding Humanity in Gone With the Wind

The classic novel shows that individual lives cannot be reduced to competing sets of political convictions.<p>When Americans think about the Confederacy, they often think about Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 classic, <i>Gone With the Wind</i>. Inspired by recent debates over the Confederate flag, I decided to give …

This Buddhist Monk Has Unlocked The Secret To Happiness, And It May Help Us Save The Environment

Matthieu Ricard has lived many lives.<p>As a young student in Paris during the late 1960s, he was writing his dissertation in biochemistry at the prestigious Institute Pasteur. Five years later, guided by an inner stirring to explore a deeper side of life, he was living Darjeeling, India, where he had …

Meditation

Acclaimed Canadian opera singer Jon Vickers dies at 88

Jon Vickers, who has died at age 88, was a Saskatchewan farmboy who became one of the great opera singers of the last century, thrilling music lovers with his virile, dramatic performances of Wagner, Verdi, Berlioz and Beethoven.<p>Mr. Vickers died after "a prolonged struggle with Alzheimer's …