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Follow Our 'Top iOS 8 Tips' Magazine on Flipboard

Due to popular demand, we're publishing the best of our ongoing "Tip of the Day" series as a Flipboard magazine to help you take advantage of all the hidden features of iOS 8. Follow our <i>Top iOS 8 Tips</i> magazine on Flipboard and get regular updates with time-saving tips on everything from Apple Pay …

iOS

An Acclaimed War Photographer Turns Her Lens on Canada’s Tree Planters

Rita Leistner’s latest exhibition captures the intensity of tree planting<p>Rita Leistner has been to devastating places. The Toronto-based photojournalist has been documenting conflict for decades now, embedding herself everywhere from Pol Pot's Cambodia to Iraqi prisons. But Leistner's latest work …

A woman interviewed 100 convicted rapists in India. This is what she learned.

NEW DELHI — In India, many consider them “monsters.”<p>Madhumita Pandey was only 22 when she first went to Tihar Jail in New Delhi to meet and interview convicted rapists in India. Over the past three years, she has interviewed 100 of them for her doctoral thesis at the criminology department of …

India

Can American soil be brought back to life?

A new idea: If we revive the tiny creatures that make dirt healthy, we can bring back the great American topsoil. But farming culture — and government — aren't making it easy.<p>Four generations of Jonathan Cobb’s family tended the same farm in Rogers, Texas, growing row upon row of corn and cotton on …

Farming

The mystery of the lost Roman herb

Julius Caesar kept a cache of it in the government treasury and the Greeks even put it on their money. It was worth its weight in gold – but no one knows if it still exists.<p>Long ago, in the ancient city of Cyrene, there was a herb called silphium. It didn’t look like much – with stout roots, stumpy …

Water

Out of the Favela

I grew up a couple of miles from the beach.<p>But it wasn’t what you’re probably thinking.<p>I didn’t grow up in some beautiful beach town. I didn’t even …

Harry Dean Stanton: 10 Essential Movies

Harry Dean Stanton was a lot of things – a child of the Depression, a WWII vet, a beatnik, a bit player in TV and movies, a troubadour, a hipster …

Harry Dean Stanton

How ‘Twin Peaks’ Got Lost, and Found Its Way Back

At the start of the second season of “Twin Peaks,” David Lynch and Mark Frost’s feverish, paranoid murder mystery, a man’s hair goes white overnight.<p>Granted, this man, Leland Palmer, has had a rough time of it lately: He can’t stop singing songs from 1950s musicals; his teenage daughter, Laura, was …

TV

How to grow houseplants from food scraps

Exotic houseplants are now well and truly back at the forefront of fashion<p>After a long hiatus since their 80s heyday, houseplants are now well and truly back at the forefront of horticultural fashion. Hallelujah! Yet the choices available in British garden centres are still either restricted to the …

Plants

Quieter Than 1984, but No Less Terrifying

Kingsley Amis’s 1976 alternate-history masterpiece The Alteration is an overlooked—but timely—novel about the dangers of authoritarianism.<p>Imagine a United States in which the president has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to scrub its website of climate-change content, his counselor and …

Free Online History Courses

Benefits Of Cinnamon On Plants: Using Cinnamon For Pests, Cuttings, & Fungicide

Cinnamon is a wonderful flavor addition to cookies, cakes and any number of other foods, but to gardeners, it’s so much more. This versatile spice …

Cinnamon

Astral Traveling: The Ecstasy of Spiritual Jazz

In the summer of 1965, in the midst of the civil rights movement, simmering racial tensions erupted in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts, leading to 34 deaths, hundreds of destroyed buildings, and thousands of arrests. In the aftermath of the Watts riots, nearby UCLA student Maulana Karenga …

7 Summer Reads for the Curious Mind

Charles Scribner's Sons<p>Dover Publications, Inc.<p>Kurt Wolff Verlag, Leipzig<p>Charles Scribner's Sons<p>International Publishers<p>Cassell<p>Norton Critical Edition<p>…

The Hunt for Narco Subs

If Colombian narco sub busts are so rare, how many drug-loaded semi-submersibles go by undetected?<p>The vessel cut a low profile as it slipped through international waters, hundreds of miles off the coast of El Salvador in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It was mostly submerged, except for an exhaust pipe …

26 of the Coolest, Tastiest Restaurant Trends We Spotted In 2015

Our search for the nation’s best new restaurants also revealed the coolest, tastiest trends of 2015.<p>Our search for the nation's best restaurants revealed far more than the Hot 10—like croissants gone wild and a tropical wallpaper boom. Here's a look at the coolest, tastiest trends we uncovered in …

San Francisco

What Is Killing America's Bees and What Does It Mean for Us?

There was a moment last year when beekeeper Jim Doan was ready to concede defeat. He stood in the kitchen of his rural New York home, holding the …

Here’s Why You May Be Aging Faster Than Your Friends

We all have friends who were born in the same year but look years younger (or older) than we do. Now researchers say that such perceptions aren’t …

Everything Is Yours, Everything Is Not Yours

At age six, I ran away with my sister to escape the Rwandan massacre. We spent seven years as refugees. What do you want me to do about it? Cry?<p><b>By</b> …

Misty Copeland Is the First African-American Principal Ballerina at ABT

<b>Misty Copeland</b> is having a very good year. The 32-year-old ballerina has just been announced as the American Ballet Theatre’s new female principal dancer, becoming the first African-American woman to hold that title in the company’s history. The news comes on the heels of her recent appointment as …

10 influential pulp novels that are criminally good

American pulp fiction first appeared on cheap, wood pulp paper. In the early 20th century, it lived in fiction magazines that cost no more than a …

Literature

12 Incredible American Mansions That Are Open to the Public

What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.<p>What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.

Etiquette Rules for the Smartphone Era: Handwritten vs. Digital

When to send a good old-fashioned note instead of relying on your phone.<p>In the age of smartphones, social media and all-things digital, it's easy to forget the power of good, old-fashioned pen and paper. With the incredibly fast speed and instant gratification of sending out a "thank you" email or …

Spain's Solemn and Eerie Holy Week Processions

Holy Week

The Pantheon: A Lesson in Designing With Light

Steven Holl is an architect known around the world for his modern, light-filled buildings, such as MIT’s Simmons Hall and the Bloch Building at the …

University of Washington

Roman Empire and its neighbours in 58 BC. [[MORE]]sirprizes: Besides Rome the map notes the Celts, the Germanic tribes, Dacia, and Illyria. Also present, but not coloured, are numerous other kingdoms...

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

The Medieval Digital Map

The Gough Map or Bodleian Map is the oldest surviving route map of Great Britain. The map probably dates back to the 14th or 15th centuries.<p>There is …

What would Jesus drink? Experts guess what wine was like in ancient times and what modern ones are similar

Christ was a vintner.<p>And if you heed the Scriptures, quite a good one, according to the maitre d’ at the wedding in Cana. “… the headwaiter called …

Wine

How To Fold A Fitted Sheet The Easy Way