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Google Makes $150 Photo Software Suite Free

Today is a great day for those of us who edit photos on a PC or Mac. Google has announced that the entire Nik Collection of image processing tools is now free to download and use.<p>Formerly available at a cost of $150, the suite of seven professional-grade plugins is now available for download …

IPhone 7

The story of cities, day 1: how Alexandria laid foundations for the modern world

In the first in a 50-part series charting the history of the planet’s urbanisation, Jack Shenker explores the ancient metropolis of Alexandria, which set a powerful precedent for future cities all over the world<p>The secret to Alexandria, if classical historians are to be believed, lies in a golden …

Ancient History

Americans are moving to Europe for free college degrees

Chelsea Workman went to Ohio State University because it was her cheapest option. But she still had to take out student loans and work to make ends meet.<p>By the middle of her sophomore year, she'd had enough. She dropped out and moved to Germany to finish her degree where college is free.<p>Hunter …

College & University

JPMorgan Embraces 'The World's Dumbest Idea'

“<i>We believe customers are number one. Employees number two. Shareholders number three.</i>” Jack Ma, CEO, Alibaba<p>Last week, JPMorgan Chase issued a corporate governance document called “How We Do Business.” Signed by CEO Jamie Dimon, it is a response to a request by shareholders (led by the The Sisters …

Anthony Bourdain Has Become The Future Of Cable News, And He Couldn’t Care Less

The host of CNN’s Parts Unknown (starting again on Sunday) wants to make a great show–and challenge some cultural assumptions.<p>“Ready to eat well?” asks Anthony Bourdain.<p>The chef turned TV star is leading the way toward a pair of narrow seats at the New York outpost of a Michelin-rated Tokyo …

Comcast Confessions: why the cable guy is always late

The recording of the “Comcast Rep from Hell” has now been listened to more than 5 million times, sparking a conversation about the largest player in the nation’s cable industry. That debate is a timely one: Comcast is in the process of acquiring the second-largest cable provider, Time Warner Cable, …

Wine For All Seasons in Bordeaux

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><b>Bordeaux</b>, my French family’s hometown, revolves around the seasons of wine. Harvest. Dormancy. Budbreak. Ripening. And whatever the season, there’s always some wine-related party, festival, or “open house” event going on in and around town.<p>This year, the highlight has to be …

More And More Egyptian Women Are Casting Aside Their Veils

CAIRO — For most of her life, Jehad Meshref covered her long black hair with a veil.<p>Now, disappointed by a failed revolution, she has cast it off, tired, she says, of fulfilling other people's ideas of what a "good Egyptian girl" should look like. "We in Egypt were trying to change a lot of things …

Muslim Brotherhood

Ricotta Cake with Fresh Berries

4.5<p>4.5 / 5 ()<p><i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 6 to 8 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>15 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>45 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour<p>A light ricotta cake topped with macerated …

I'm Stuck app informs your elected officials when you're in traffic

Traffic, as we've established, is one of the worst things about driving. Too many motorists on too few roads is enough to ruin one's day, not to mention the impact vehicle congestion has on the environment. Now, though, an app called I'm Stuck can share the misery that comes with being lodged on …

E-cigarettes: Is a smoking alternative being choked by regulation?

<b>Dozens of countries are introducing legislation restricting the use of electronic cigarettes, but their proponents say they are harmless and their use could in fact save millions of lives. Could they be right?</b><p>A group of friends sits around a table in a pub in south London, exchanging stories and …

Public Health

Egypt: Coptic Christian priest shot dead

A Coptic Christian priest in Egypt's Northern Sinai has been shot dead, in what could be the first sectarian attack since the military overthrow of Islamist Mohammed Morsi.<p>The priest, Mina Aboud Sharween, was attacked in the early afternoon while walking in the Masaeed area in El Arish.<p>The shooting …

Pope's Reform Path: Francis Shakes Up Church Establishment

It appears Pope Francis truly wants to change the Catholic Church. He's reforming the Vatican Bank first, but he's also circumventing the old guard …

UCF Students Protest Westboro Baptist Church's Upcoming Visit: 'Leave Us The Hell Alone'

University of Central Florida students plan to protest the Westboro Baptist Church's upcoming visit to the college later this month, according to KnightNews.com.<p>The controversial religious group plans to visit UCF on July 15 to, it says, “remind this generation that they have so enraged the Lord …

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

<b>(Public Affairs Books/Jenna Pope)</b><p>SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise<p>Radley Balko<p>July 7, 2013 11:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces”<p>Sal Culosi is dead because …

Obama team: We're not taking sides in Egypt

WASHINGTON -- The White House says it's not taking sides in Egypt, unless you count the Egyptian people as a whole.<p>At a National Security Council meeting on Saturday, President Obama "reiterated that the United States is not aligned with, and does not support, any particular Egyptian political …

How the Secret FISA Court Justifies Spying

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The top-secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court court at the center of the National Security …