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10 ways to beef up your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn has become the preeminent platform for professionals.What started as a simple networking and job search tool has blossomed into an essential …

Public Relations

The Maps of Israeli Settlements That Shocked Barack Obama

One afternoon in the spring of 2015, a senior State Department official named Frank Lowenstein paged through a government briefing book and noticed a map that he had never seen before. Lowenstein was the Obama Administration’s special envoy on Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, a position that …

Israel

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.<p>Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is …

Breast Feeding

Photographer Explores the Rainbow-Colored Neighborhoods of Istanbul

Most Istanbul photos depict ancient Turkish architecture such as ornate mosques, traditional stone houses, or even mystical market streets. However, there’s also a surprising modern side to city that many people don't know about. Architect and photographer Yener Torun has been capturing the …

Istanbul

Image sharpening with Adobe CC

<b>Confused about sharpening controls in Lightroom and Photoshop? James Paterson explains how to get the most out of them and avoid the …

Tutorials

Boeing’s Proposed Hypersonic Plane Is Really, Really Fast

Aviation enthusiasts yearning for ultra-fast, ultra-sleek intercontinental transportation—rather than 18-hour flights on stuffed-to-the gills …

Aviation

Amazon Is Recruiting People to Start Delivery Businesses. Here's Why I Think Some People Could Get Rich

There's risk in any business. But if you asked me to invest in a business with these built-in advantages, I'd certainly listen.<p>I know a lot of people who have made a ton of money on Amazon.<p>Now, Amazon says it wants to recruit entrepreneurs to build a national network of small, independent delivery …

Cloud Computing

Apple's Free Schoolwork App Now Available to Teachers

Apple today announced that its free Schoolwork app, introduced at its education event in Chicago in March, is now available for teachers.<p>Schoolwork enables teachers to share assignments and announcements with students, track student progress, tailor instructions to student needs, collaborate …

Apps

“Time Banking” Is Catching On In the Digital World

Uh oh. Your garbage disposal is broken. Time to call the plumber, and shell out for a couple hours of service, right?<p>What if there was a different …

Financial Services

How to Quickly and Easily Sharpen Any Blurry Photo

If you thought you couldn't use or rescue blurry, pixelated photos, think again. This tutorial will not only show you how to rescue and sharpen …

Tutorials

12 One-Skillet Meals — Recipes from The Kitchn

We'd be hard-pressed to think of a meal better-suited to weeknight cooking than a one-skillet dish. These recipes are easy to prep, easy to clean, …

Cooking

Here’s a Cool Trick That Lets You Take Amazing Night Photos Without a Tripod (VIDEO)

If you’ve ever tried to take to take a photo at night without a tripod you know the results can be very blurry or very noisy or, in most cases, both. …

Photography Tutorials

Apple has a new app that lets you measure almost anything with your iPhone

Apple is launching a new Measure app in iOS 12 in the next few months that will let you size anything with just your iPhone.<p>You no longer have to go …

Apps

Watch This Painfully Awkward Teen Transform into a Rock God on ‘America’s Got Talent’

You are not ready for Courtney Hadwin. Howie Mandel was not ready. Simon Cowell was not ready. Heidi Klum was not ready. Tyra Banks was not ready. …

Streaming

Our 10 Easiest Skillet Meals — Recipes from The Kitchn

There's a reason skillet dinners have a regular place in my meal plans: These one-pan dinners are easy to pull off any night of the week and they …

Want Great Ribs? Follow These 5 Easy Steps. — Tips from The Kitchn

Every July I make a giant batch of ribs to celebrate the 4th with my family, but this summer I'm resolving to cook more ribs. Not only because they …

Simple Editing Hacks That Will Make Even Your Worst Travel Photo Insta-Worthy

Editing photos for Instagram can be a slippery slope. There are the obvious "don'ts" — don't mess with someone's skin or body — as well as some …

The Only Instant Pot Method We Use for Buttery Steamed Corn

The electric pressure cooker is my new favorite tool for quick summer dinners. It can cook tender ribs in less than an hour, make shredded beef for …

12 clever cleaning hacks for a sparkling clean BBQ

Restore your grill's sparkle.<p><b>You've spent all day and evening barbecuing (and rustling up some tasty lamb burgers with beetroot relish), but now the night is over and all that remains is...a dirty barbecue.</b><p>But what's the best way to remove the grease and grime? Follow these clever cleaning hacks …

How to make your carpets look new again (without steam cleaning)

If you don't own a steam cleaner, renting one and dragging it home to clean your carpets can be a pain. Plus, you have to do the deed, <i>then</i> wait for the carpet to dry. If you don't have time or funds for all that, you can freshen up your carpet in around an hour with a few low-cost items you …

Everything You Need to Know About Hydrangeas

Without hydrangeas, would summer as we know it exist? From Tokyo to Nantucket, their big, blowsy blooms are synonymous with warm nights and lazy days.<p>…

Want Your Child To Eat (Almost) Everything? There Is A Way

Experts will tell you that if you want to raise a kid who eats just about everything, you should feed them what you eat — assuming you're eating a varied, healthy diet. It's what most cultures have done for most of human history.<p>But American culture sends parents a very different message. Kids …

Nutrition

Here's How to Pick a Perfect Melon Every Time

There's no feeling quite as good as cracking open a perfect melon. There's also no feeling quite as bad as cracking open a bad melon. One is like …

The Best Grilled Ribs

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Stir together brown sugar, salt, paprika, garlic powder, dry mustard, and pepper in a small bowl.<p>Step 2<p>Rub ribs with olive oil, …

10 beautiful places you'll be surprised are in the UK

When the weather is muggy or the workload heavy, we often find ourselves wanderlusting for far-flung places across the globe. However, you don't have …

The Ultimate Guide on How to Use Photoshop Layer Masks

Diving deep into Photoshop can seem daunting, but to suit both beginners and more experienced Photoshop users alike, Colin Smith from Photoshop Cafe …

Here Are 17 Mind-Blowing, Interesting Websites That Prove How Friggin' Amazing The Internet Is

A simulation that lets you control a human vocal tract?!

How to Blur out the Backgrounds in Photoshop

Gear matters under specific circumstances in photography, and without any doubt, you might need specific lenses for certain effects. But, if you …

How to make perfect fried rice (and I mean perfect)

I make really great fried rice. Before you silently judge me for this arrogance, know this: Behind this hubris lies the wisdom of my Chinese in-laws. …

Recipes

Hate Open-Plan Offices? Here's What's Coming Next

Hold your nose. The era of the deskless office is about to begin.<p>Observation: There's no dumb idea that can't be made worse and that's especially true with one of the dumbest ideas of all time, the open-plan office.<p>Quick recap: There's a near-total lack of scientific evidence that open-plan offices …

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