Jessie Finau

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Google's latest Cardboard app is a how-to guide for good VR design

Cardboard Design Lab explains what works, and what doesn't, in virtual reality<p>There's one very simple rule in virtual reality development: don't make people sick. But when it comes to making suggestions instead of prohibitions, we're still formulating the guidelines for <i>everything</i> — sound, motion, …

New York policeman in critical condition after shooting

<b>A plainclothes policeman is in a critical condition after being shot in the head in New York.</b><p>Brian Moore, 25, was shot while attempting to question a suspect from his police car in the borough of Queens.<p>New York's Jamaica Hospital said the officer underwent surgery there about four hours after the …

Young girls in Afghanistan are skateboarding to fight for gender equality

On the spectrum of cultural taboos, it ranks between driving a car and keeping company with a man who is not a relative.<p>But no one ever said anything about riding a skateboard. Frankly, so few people owned them in the country's capital, that it was never an issue.<p>Now, thanks to non-profit …

10 Caribbean Islands You Can Fly To For Less

City dwellers eager to leave behind the stresses and worries of their day-ᅡᆳtoᅡᆳ-day lives can't do much better than a trip to the Caribbean, where all-ᅡᆳinclusive resorts, quaint colonial towns, beautiful beaches and constant sunshine delight over 10 million American visitors every year.<p>City …

Airports

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Has the Most Ferocious Lawyer in America Defending Him

Judy Clarke, the publicity-shy anti-death-penalty attorney, has defended the Unabomber, Susan Smith, and Jared Loughner, and successfully spared them capital punishment. Mark Bowden provides an in-depth portrait of her startling career.<p>We do not often think of a defense lawyer as someone who wars …

Report: Americans Were Unscientific Jerks About The Ebola Outbreak

On quarantines, travel bans, and other iffy preventative measures<p>Five months after the U.S. had its first case of Ebola, ethicists have some pointed criticisms for states, such as New York, New Jersey, and Illinois, which forced volunteer nurses and doctors returning from West Africa to go into …

4 Tips for Using Camera Flash

Flash can either make or break your photos, but using it correctly will always give you great images. Don’t feel intimidated by your flash; it’s …

At Colorado’s borders, a dividing line over marijuana

By Marc Fisher<p>Marc Fisher<p>Senior editor reporting on a wide range of topics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>An old man with a snow-white beard bounded into the double-wide trailer that houses the only pot shop in eastern Colorado. He wore bib overalls over a white T-shirt, and a huge grin. He was a farmer from …

How to Read a Histogram: Underexposed? Overexposed? Or Just Right?

<i>Editor’s</i> <i>Note: The following is an excerpt from a new book called the</i> <b>Photofocus Guide:</b> <i>Develop Great Images in Lightroom. This book is almost done and</i> …

Steve McCurry's Afghanistan – in pictures

Magnum photographer Steve McCurry has been photographing the people, culture and landscape of Afghanistan since the late 1970s. His atmospheric pictures document a country which remains stunningly beautiful despite decades of devastating conflict. They can be seen at an exhibition at the Beetles + …

Afghanistan: land of beauty and brutality

Afghanistan's spectacular beauty stuns most foreigners who visit primed to expect violence, suffering and terrible poverty, because that is mostly what gets on televisions and makes headlines.<p>It was not always that way. Before the decades of fighting that have ripped the country apart, it was a …

Habits Of My Heart

House GOP Weighs Next Move On The Contraceptive Mandate

WASHINGTON — Practically every Republican member of Congress believes something needs to be done about the Affordable Care Act's requirement that employer-based health care include coverage for contraceptives.<p>The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in the Hobby Lobby's challenge on …

Hobby Lobby

33 Genius Three-Ingredient Recipes

Yep, it really can be this easy.

Recipes

5 Cheap And Delicious Dinners To Cook This Week

Four people, five nights, $50. It doesn't get any cheaper than that.<p>Your safest bet is to make them all within a week of grocery shopping to ensure that the ingredients stay fresh. It's not the biggest deal if you do it over the course of 10 days or so.<p>If you don't plan on making the arugula salad …

Recipes

Kenyan church attack leaves four worshippers dead and 17 injured

At least four people were killed when two gunmen burst into a crowded church and opened fired on worshippers near the Kenyan port of Mombasa.<p>The attack, which left about 17 wounded, came despite increased security in Kenyan cities amid heightened warnings of extremist violence.<p>Two people were …

It's A Small World After All Is Turning 50

The 50th anniversary celebration of Disney's iconic ride, It's A Small World, is fast approaching on April 22. The ride debuted at the 1964 World's Fair in NYC as an exhibit honoring UNICEF, the famous children's fund.<p>Here's Walt in 1964 showing off a model of the ride.<p>And here are 7 fun facts …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Massachusetts high court: 'Upskirting' photos on Boston trolley legal

The top court of Massachusetts, founded in the 17th century by Puritans, has ruled in the 21st century that state law does not protect a woman’s privacy from a man with a cellphone who wants to snap an "upskirt" photo of her as she rides on a Boston trolley.<p>Michael Robertson was arrested in August …

Judiciary

Lawyers to walk out for second time in protest against legal aid cuts

Barristers and solicitors will attempt to bring the criminal justice system to a standstill on Friday in protest at the government's latest round of £215m cuts to legal aid.<p>Trials at magistrate and crown courts across England and Wales are likely to be abandoned or rescheduled as a result of the …

Schools shut to prevent Boko Haram attacks

Nigeria has closed five government colleges in the country's northeast in the wake of a deadly series of attacks targeting schools believed to have been carried out by Boko Haram.<p>A ministry of education statement issued on Wednesday said the affected schools were "located within the high security …

Nigeria gays: 20 lashes for 'homosexual offences'

<b>Four Nigerian men have received 20 lashes each after an Islamic court in the northern city of Bauchi convicted them of gay sex, officials say.</b><p>Confessions had been forced from the Muslim men after they were beaten up in custody, a rights activist said.<p>They were among a group of people arrested late …

Dalai Lama supports gay marriage

Dalai Lama throws his moral weight behind gay marriage<p>The celibate Dalai Lama has thrown his considerable moral weight behind gay marriage, condemning homophobia and saying sex was fine as long as it was consensual.<p>The Buddhist monk offered his views on the hot-button social issue during his latest …

9 countries that pay a higher minimum wage than the US

<b>(AP/Ben Margot)</b><p>So much for the land of opportunity: America pays its poorest workers far worse than other first world countries<p>Sarah Wolfe<p>March 6, 2014 12:50pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>US President Barack Obama is slated to push his proposal for a minimum wage increase …

5 reasons the already obscene national security budget is bigger than it looks

<b>(Reuters)</b><p>The $495.6 billion on the books for 2015 doesn’t account for the billions we’ll be spending on homeland security<p>Eric Stoner<p>March 6, 2014 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Waging Nonviolence.<p>When President Obama released his budget for 2015 on Tuesday, which included $495.6 …

CPAC wingnuts’ greatest hits: 18 outrageous things its top speakers have said in public

<b>Clockwise, from top left: Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Wayne LaPierre. (Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com)</b><p>With the right-wing confab starting today, here are some golden oldies — like comparing gay people to alcoholics<p>Josh Eidelson<p>March 6, 2014 …