GR

212 Flips | 1 Magazine | 208 Likes | 233 Followers | @gjrogers4 | Keep up with GR on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “GR”

Conflicts Involving Trees and Neighbors

Conflicts Involving Trees and Neighbors FAQ<p>Trees can give your property shade in the summertime, a home for songbirds, and general beauty. But trees …

DIY Sliding Barn Door

Switzerland Just Finished Building the Longest Tunnel in the World

The 35-mile Gotthard Base Tunnel runs below the Swiss Alps.<p>This week saw the completion of the new longest tunnel in the world. Construction began on the Gotthard Base Tunnel, which travels 35.4 miles under the Swiss Alps, in 2004. The cost of the project was just under $10 billion U.S., and though …

Amazon Unveils Its Own Line of Diapers, Confirming Partners’ Biggest Fears

A shot across the bow at Huggies and Pampers, which sell their products on Amazon.<p>For years, Amazon naysayers have warned that the e-commerce giant’s ambition would drive it to compete ever more directly with the merchants who sell goods on Amazon’s popular online marketplace. On Wednesday, the …

Texas Sends Thousands Of Kids To Court And Fines Them For Missing School. That's About To Change.

Truancy reform goes into effect Sept. 1, but questions remain about what will actually happen.<p>WASHINGTON -- In a state proud of its reputation for "hang 'em high" Texas justice, closing the school-to-prison pipeline has long seemed next to impossible.<p>For years, Texas prosecuted more kids for …

Morocco's Best-Kept Secret Is This All-Blue Village

Tucked high in Morocco’s Rif Mountains, the all-blue town of Chefchaouen is a calming respite from the overwhelming frenzy of Marrakech and Fez. Photographer and writer Lucy Laucht takes us on a tour of Morocco's hidden gem.

You can now Google your home to see if you should go solar

Google has put itself on the map by funding more than $2 billion in renewable energy projects.<p>Now the search giant wants to map the amount of …

Machine Learning

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft, and in a few short years he made it the most profitable corporation in the world. It’s tempting to think that he must be one of the smartest people who ever lived.<p>Gates is undoubtedly …

Psychology

21 Picasso Tattoos Everyone Will Fall In Love With

Abso-stractly beautiful.

Cute

Gen Xers Are Finding Older Parenthood Challenging

Parents who waited to have kids until later in life are finding older parenthood to be more demanding than expected<p>Shutterstock<p>The number of U.S. …

BOTB 7.3.15

Holiday weekend hellos! What a busy week it’s been for us, home improvement from sunup to sundown and I.AM.BEAT. There is caulking and paint all over …

Third-Party Advocates File Lawsuit Over Presidential Debates

A coalition of advocates for third parties in presidential elections is filing a lawsuit Monday against barriers to entry in presidential …

Myths and Truths About Co-Sleeping

Co-sleeping has become a hot-button parenting practice Co-sleep with baby and you increase the risk of SIDS, the majority of pediatricians warn. <i>Don’t</i> …

High-flying CEO quits after daughter writes list of 22 milestones he missed

The head of a $2 trillion investment fund has revealed he quit his job after his 10-year-old daughter wrote him a note listing 22 special moments in …

Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryThe Trap of “Abortion Reversal” Ruth Graham A newly touted procedure might let women halt the effects of the abortion pill. It’s sparking …

Rand Paul's Political Views Make Perfect Sense When You Look At His Medical Background

The doctor is in. The senator is out.<p>Rand Paul, the ophthalmologist and Republican senator from Kentucky, officially launched his presidential campaign on Tuesday, complete with a little rebranding. Paul's Twitter handle had previously been “@SenRandPaul.” That old profile is gone. Now, his handle …

Make It: Modern DIY Brass Chandelier

Oh, hey there drop-dead gorgeous chandelier! What's that, you say? You're totally DIYable?! Tell me more!<p>Five (5) simple steps are all it takes to …

The Robot that Sends Thank You Notes — in Your Handwriting

<i>Below is an excerpt from “Ghost Writer,”</i> <i>which originally appeared on PureWow. Read the full story at purewow.com.</i><p>Remember handwriting?<p>If you're …

'Startup' will glitterbomb your least favourite people

Someone ruined your day? Why not take sweet, petty revenge by sending them a surprise envelope full of glitter, guaranteed to get everywhere and …

DIY At-Home Image Transfers onto Fabric and Wood

<i>Paulina Thai is a senior graphic design student at the University of Cincinnati, with a special interest in food photography, fashion, hand lettering and brand identity. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Your environment has a huge …

Charlie Hebdo Cover Features Muhammad Holding 'Je Suis Charlie' Sign

Charlie Hebdo revealed their cover image for this week's issue, printed just days after two gunmen opened fire on the newspaper's Paris office, killing 12 people. Four of the Charlie's cartoonists were killed in the attack.<p>The cover shows the Prophet Muhammad holding a "Je Suis Charlie" sign with …

New Baby in 2014? 6 Tax Tips For New Parents

When I say kids are expensive, I’m not telling you anything you don’t know. But man, they are expensive. Once you accept that, you may want to shift your paradigm. Since you already committed to this parenting racket, you might as well make the most of it. And financially speaking, that means tax …

Blessed or Cursed? Child Prodigies Reveal All

Are child prodigies genuinely gifted? And, if they are, do they become even more gifted as time goes on? We track the fortunes of a clutch of child …

Philae: ‘I’m feeling a bit tired, did you get my data? I might take a nap’

It began with a bumpy landing and ended with a touching tweet. “I’m feeling a bit tired, did you get all my data? I might take a nap …” tweeted @Philae2014.<p>It was early Saturday morning, and after 57 hours performing science experiments on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko the …

Understanding and Overcoming America's Plutocracy

Pity the American people for imagining that they have just elected the new Congress. In a formal way, they of course have. The public did vote. But in a substantive way, it's not true that they have chosen their government.<p>This was the billionaires' election, billionaires of both parties. And while …

Operation Cue, A.K.A. Nuking Houses for Emergency Preparedness

In the 1950s, tourists visiting Las Vegas could sometimes look out into the desert to see mushroom clouds hovering in the air. Sixty-five miles from the city was the Nevada Proving Grounds, a 1,375 square mile site near the Nellis Air Force Gunnery and Bombing Range that hosted a series of atomic …

Scientists Are About To Experience '7 Hours Of Terror' As A Space Probe Tries To Land On A Comet

Even more difficult? Landing on the surface of a tiny, spinning, rocky comet.<p>Humans have never landed on a comet before, but the European Space Agency hopes to on Nov. 12 in what might be the hardest space mission ever attempted. That day, the ESA Rosetta spacecraft will deploy the Philae lander in …

Excuse Me, But We Never 'Won' in Iraq

It's often been said that generals always fight the last war, especially if they think they won it. That old adage remains as true today as it was when the Maginot Line was built in the 1930s to prevent a second German invasion of France. And it is as true for politicians as it is for generals.<p>The …