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$10 device lets your iPhone or Android take time-lapses and panoramas like you’ve never seen

Every phone ships with a built-in panoramic photo mode, and most phones also have a time-lapse feature — if not, there are certainly dozens of apps …

Time-lapse Photography

10 Incredible Trees You Can Still Visit, Now That Pioneer Cabin Is No More

The famed tunnel tree is no more, but there are more arboreal wonders to see in the world.<p>On January 8, the famed Pioneer Cabin tree, a giant sequoia …

Nature

Highlights from a Memorable NFL Weekend: Pictures

How the First Martin Luther King Jr. Day Was Celebrated

Monday marks Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a holiday that had a rocky path to establishment.<p>Although King was assassinated in 1968, legislation …

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Tony Rosato, of 1981-82 ‘Saturday Night Live’ Cast, Dies at 62

Tony Rosato, who was a cast member of the sketch shows “Saturday Night Live” and “SCTV” in the 1980s, but whose career ground to a halt when mental illness led to his incarceration in the 2000s, died on Tuesday at his home in Toronto. He was 62.<p>His death was confirmed by his agent Ryan Goldhar, who …

Canadian Humour

25 things to eat before you die – the ultimate foodie bucket list

The World's 50 Best Restaurants have been announced, highlighting the best fine dining establishments on the planet. But for those on a budget, this list is pretty had to beat...<p>1. Fresh coconuts, St Lucia<p>Coconuts’ nutrient-rich water is best slurped straight from the fruit itself. On a St Lucia …

Rhode Island

When a Foreign Government Interfered in a U.S. Election — to Reelect FDR

From fake news to covert ops, aspects of Russia’s alleged efforts to boost Trump echo tactics pioneered in 1940.<p>Covert intelligence operations, propaganda, fake news stories, dirty tricks—all were used in a foreign government’s audacious attempt to influence U.S. elections. It wasn’t 2016; it was …

Hudson Valley

6 Things You Should Do When You're Mentally Drained (Instead Of Resting On The Couch)

At one point or another, we all burn out. It wouldn’t be wrong to think that plopping yourself down on the couch for a few days would leave you …

Self-help

Getting out of Auto: Understanding Aperture

What is aperture?<p>In simple terms, aperture refers to the opening of a lens diaphragm through which light passes. Changing this setting – which is …

Conservationist Bud Lilly, ‘a Trout’s Best Friend,’ Dies at 91

Bud Lilly, a fly fisherman and conservationist whose fervent advocacy of catch and release inspired people to call him “a trout’s best friend,” died on Jan. 4 in Bozeman, Mont. He was 91.<p>His son Michael said the cause was heart failure.<p>Mr. Lilly began fishing as a young boy in Manhattan, Mont., …

Fishing

12 Recipes for Now

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. Here is Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia, Oct. 26, 1967, and perhaps you …

Baking

Harvard's complete photography course is now available for free online [updated]

If your resolution for 2017 is to take better photographs than your current blurry, badly composed effort, you’ll want to check out this free MOOC from Harvard University –the school where Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates cut their teeth.<p>ALISON – one of the many repositories of online learning …

Online Education

Gardening 101: Salvia

Salvia, <i>Salvia</i>: “Savior Among Plants”<p>Ornamental sage, better known as salvia, comes in more than 900 varieties of every size and shape, whether as …

How to escape the overthinking trap: stop judging yourself

The despair from comparing ourselves with others is the original fake news. We need to develop a new relationship with our thoughts<p>Before Christmas I took a young relative to a jazz concert. The thought of it ruined his whole day. He scuffed around the house like an alt-right voter at a refugee …

Self-help

World’s Coolest Ice Sculptures

The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival is the largest ice and snow sculpture in the world.<p>REUTERS/Aly Song

Sculpture

12 Of The Best Hiking Routes In Washington State, USA

Whenever I think of Washington, I think of lush green forests, the gorgeous city of Seattle, and, of course, snow-capped mountains that seem to go on …

Hiking

Human Rights Watch concerned Donald Trump could commit massive rights violations

Donald Trump is a threat to human rights according to a new report called that highlights a plethora of troubling concerns about the incoming …

10 Crock-Pot Recipes For Beginners That Definitely Don't Taste Simple

I'll be the first to admit that I don't love cooking, but eating out or ordering in every night isn't financially sustainable no matter how much I …

The Surprising Speed of Om: Meditation Benefits Your Body Surprisingly Fast

Studies have suggested that meditation promotes brain activity, boosts the immune system, helps with insomnia, reduces pain, and increases the …

Cleaning Secret Weapon: 6 Ways to Use Hydrogen Peroxide

You already know hydrogen peroxide comes in handy for cleaning up cuts and scrapes and even for whitening your teeth, but there's a lot more to it …

Hydrogen

King Tut's Dagger Was Made From a Meteorite

Ever since King Tutankhamun's mummy was discovered in 1922, archaeologists and historians have been fascinated by the many objects preserved in his …

Krishna's Butter Ball Is India's Gravity-Defying Boulder

Have you ever balanced an egg upright? How long did it stay in that position? There's a small town in India that can do you one better: a giant …

Finland Launched A World-First Universal Basic Income Experiment

Finland kicked off a ground-breaking experiment in January 2017. The country decided to experiment with a universal basic income program that …