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This land is our land

A CENTURY ago many Americans fretted about a minority in their midst, which reputedly owed its first loyalty to an obscurantist faith, and which, in …

5 Big Trends Driving The Auto Industry in 2015

After the best sales year since 2006, the U.S. auto industry is looking forward to a strong 2015, with sales likely to top 17 million units. A better economy, rising consumer confidence and easier access to credit have created ideal market conditions for carmakers and put the 2009 crisis firmly in …

Fuel Efficiency

11 Incredible Photography Tips That Have Nothing to Do with the Camera You Use

The great team at Artifact Uprising has created a strong list of tips by some of the top mobile photographers on Instagram. Having been engulfed in …

Mobile Photography

Continuity Activation Tool enables Handoff/Instant Hotspot/AirDrop features on unsupported Macs

Apple decided not to support all Bluetooth 4.0 capable Macs for its new Continuity features in OS X Yosemite for undisclosed reasons, but it is possible to get the feature up and running on some older, unsupported Macs. Previously it required a bit of manual tinkering, but now a utility called OS X …

Getting ready for Yosemite: How to backup your Mac and set up OS X 10.10

Apple’s latest desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite, is available today. In this post, we’ll take you through the steps required to protect your data by backing it up, upgrading the OS, and getting started with the latest version of OS X.<p>Before you get started, you’ll want to make sure you have …

Paris Motor Show: France's Big Three back from the brink

<b>During the worst years of the motor industry's global downturn, the collapse of one of France's big carmakers would have been a major blow - but not entirely unexpected.</b><p>Peugeot, Citroen and Renault were haemorrhaging sales, and profitability evaporated. The future of the national corporate icons …

Autos

Understanding Color: It Can Be Confusing For Many

How does color work? It seems that as men we have an innate fear when it comes to color. It confuses and scares us. Most men prefer to stick to neutral shades, let’s be honest…it can be pretty boring at times. Think about when you see a beautiful woman in color-any color- that suits her-it …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

The great game

“IT IS in the matter of patience”, wrote Lord Harris, an early England cricket captain and later ruler of the British empire’s favourite game, “that …

The secret history of technology

Mysteries isn't the right word. There's nothing mysterious about how the technology that shapes our culture and changes our lives came into being. …

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

Learn To Navigate All Of OS X With Keyboard Shortcuts And This Guide

We've talked plenty about the importance of learning basic keyboard shortcuts. If you really want to dig into some of the more obscure navigation …

The top 10 things I learned meditating for 35 hours last week

<b>Estimated</b> <b>Reading Time</b>: 10 minutes, 29 seconds. I’ve <b>bolded</b> the golden nuggets if you’re in a bit of a hurry.<p><b>I remember it vividly.</b><p>About four years ago …

Meditation

15 Tips to Make Writing Less Hellish

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>Not everyone who writes for a living always enjoys writing.<p>Writing can be a tedious and frustrating task: Staring at a blank screen, knowing what you want to write but being unable to call up the proper words.<p>Canadian author Ann-Marie MacDonald says, …

Environment: News & features

Environment

Tunnels Under Rome Are Being Mapped As Pace Of Collapses Rises (PHOTO)

A massive project to explore and map a labyrinthine quarry system under Rome is under way, as worried Roman officials seek to stop the crumbling passages from collapsing and possibly swallowing up buildings.<p>While tourists and locals pass overhead, researchers from George Mason University and …

First Drive: The New 2014 Peugeot 308

Twenty years ago there came the day that the Ford Escort and the Vauxhall Astra, mainstays of the British family car market, championed by …

Mycenaean settlement found in NW Peloponnese

10/24/2013 05:00:00 PM<p>“The excavation on Mygdalia hill offers a unique opportunity for the investigation of the way of life of a local Mycenaean …

How-to: Setup and start using Evernote

Evernote is one of the most popular and talked about apps in the App Store. In this article, you’ll learn how to install and configure the app, gather and organize notes, and review workflows that include sharing and advanced features. You’ll also learn about Evernote’s accessories and “baby apps” …

How to Prepare Your iPhone for Resale or Trade-In

Are you looking to sell your old iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 to be ready to buy Apple’s new iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C when they are finally released? There …

Unknown wonders: Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre

<i>Australia is famous for its natural beauty: the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, Kakadu, the Kimberley. But what about the places almost no one goes? We</i> …

Unknown wonders: Barmah-Millewa forest

<i>Australia is famous for its natural beauty: the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, Kakadu, the Kimberley. But what about the places almost no one goes? We</i> …

Pixelmator 2.2 'Blueberry' Hits the Mac App Store - With Over 100 New Features! | MacTrast

The Pixelmator team has just released a significant update to their popular Mac image editing software, adding “over 100 new features,” including …

Mac Archives

When you use the search and address bar in Safari, it offers detailed results for certain search queries. These results, called Safari Suggestions, …

Operating Systems

Infuse Means Never Having To Convert A Video File For Use On An iOS Device Again

Infuse - The Beautiful Way to Watch Videos is out with a new update. Version 1.2.2 brings the app to the iPhone for the first time. First released in …

Toyota Knows The Dangers That Volkswagen Faces In Trying To Rule The Car Market

Volkswagen has never been a shy company. It pushed into China years before other automakers saw the promise of the emerging market. It lured General Motors‘ purchasing expert, Jose Ignacio Lopez, in a 1990s scandal that ended up in court.<p>Now, VW has staked its claim to the crown of the world’s …

Flipboard Magazines – A Couple New iPad Titles

Hopefully many of you are already enjoying the new ‘create your own magazine’ feature in the Flipboard iPad app. I know I am, and I’ve already created a few magazines.<p>Here are two of them I’d like to share:<p>— iPad Apps – a selection of some of the latest, greatest apps for the iPad, across all …

Making a Photo: Infuse Yourself into your Photos

As a hobbyist, self-taught photographer, I find myself often wondering about the esoteric nature of photography and what it is exactly that separates …

Photography

Color: A Powerful Creative Ally or an Afterthought?

A Guest post by Mitchell Kanashkevich who is the author behind dPS eBook – Captivating Color. Color is one facet of photography which we often tend …

Photography