Mark Lander

1,941 Flips | 19 Magazines | 51 Likes | 352 Followers | @marklander | Down to earth gay guy living in Hell's Kitchen NYC. 47 years old. Young at heart. Creative geek and art director at Dexter Design.

Raising My Son With My Ex-Husband Is the Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done

For years, I’ve been waiting for someone to come clean about co-parenting. Celebrities and social media would have us believe it’s easy, even …

Parenting

An Invalidating Environment May Be a Cause of BPD

Growing up in an environment perceived as invalidating is one factor commonly discussed as contributing to the development of borderline personality …

Mental Health

Fujifilm X-T100: Most of the Goodness of the X-T20 for Just $600

Fujifilm has announced the X-T100, the latest mirrorless camera model in the X Series lineup and an even more affordable sibling of the $900 …

Cameras

Majestic Mountain Views From Around the World

Put on your hiking boots and enjoy these gorgeous alpine views that were submitted to our photo contest.<p>Captions were written and submitted by the photographers.<p>Travelers and photographers often rise early—before the sun itself begins to think about waking up—to hike, climb, and position themselves …

Travel Photography

Hawaii's Massive Volcano Eruption Is Now Making The Island Larger

Also, it's creating acid fumes.<p>There is something special and awe-inspiring about watching new land form. This is what is now happening in Hawai'i as …

Geology

All Hail the King Ranch Chicken Casserole

If you clicked on this recipe in hopes of finding a healthy meal that fits into your calorie budget and won’t ruin your diet, then move on because …

Cooking

24 keyboard shortcuts Mac users need to know

I’m sure most Mac users know <i>Command-C</i> means copy and <i>Command-V</i> means paste, but there’s a host of other useful shortcuts that make a Mac user’s life …

Operating Systems

23 tips and tricks to get the most out of your Apple Watch

From messaging to productivity to advanced fitness tracking, Apple Watch has something for every user.<p>But not every Apple Watch feature is obvious from the get-go. Apple has filled the watch — which is now on its fourth iteration, the Apple Watch Series 3 — with neat tricks and helpful tools to …

Smartwatches

A Gorgeous Guide to the First Wave of Personal Computers

Stare at these animated gifs and marvel at the computers that got us where we are today.<p>Photographer James Ball (aka Docubyte) knows what a computer is. He’s spent part of career lovingly photographing the machines of yesteryear, from the giant mainframes of the ‘50s and ‘60s to the first wave of …

Personal Computers

Behold! The most beautiful and admired ear of corn in all the world

You might think you understand what beauty is. But you don’t, not really—not until you have gazed upon this ear of corn.<p><i>How can such wondrous majesty exist in nature?</i> you must be asking yourself, clutching your hair with wild admiration, while tearing down the photos from your walls to clear space …

Social Media

France is Being Invaded By Giant Killer Worms

France is known for many of its cultural items, including exceptional cuisine, wine, and the Louvre. Soon, it may also be known for its arm-length, …

Zoology

Here's Why Saturn's Inner Moons Are Shaped Like Ravioli and Potatoes

The odd shapes of Saturn's inner moons, which resemble objects ranging from ravioli to potatoes, may be due to mergers of tiny moonlets, a new study …

Astronomy

How To Reduce The Need To Hand-Code Theme Parts In Your WordPress Website

How To Reduce The Need To Hand-Code Theme Parts In Your WordPress WebsiteHow To Reduce The Need To Hand-Code Theme Parts In Your WordPress …

Web Design

15 Divorced People Reveal The Subtle Red Flags They Ignored When They Got Married

Getting married is pretty much the biggest commitment you can make to anyone throughout your entire life. Needless to say, a decision to do something …

Relationships

How much it costs to rent in 28 Manhattan neighborhoods, ranked from the least expensive to the most

City life comes with a lot of dollar signs — especially in Manhattan.<p>The cost of living in New York City is at least 68% higher than the US average, according to SmartAsset. If you think that's a lot, the cost of living in Manhattan specifically is more than double the national average.<p>At the …

Real Estate

This Study Confirms How Important Forgiveness Is. Here's How To Do It

Forgiveness isn't always easy: If someone has hurt you, you may carry feelings of anger and bitterness for a long time. And forgiving <i>yourself</i> for …

Positive Thinking

Royal Wedding: Bishop’s church threatened with expulsion from Anglican Communion for embracing same-sex marriage

Bishop Michael Curry made waves at the Royal Wedding after showing his stance on equality – which has even caused his church to be punished for …

Royal Weddings

Report: U.S. workers hate ‘open’ office spaces

Would you change jobs to find a less annoying workspace?<p>According to survey data collected by Bospar PR, it would appear many of us would—especially …

The Workplace

10 Firefox Dev Tools tricks that will blow your mind

I am a fan of the Browser Dev Tools, the secret power weapon 🚀 for all us Web Developers.<p>Without them, we’d look at a web page in despair, trying to …

Web Development

7 of the Most Splendid Stained Glass Windows in the World

Each one is more breathtaking than the next.<p>Exquisitely crafted and effortlessly ethereal, <b>stained glass windows</b> have been prevalent in places of …

Stained Glass

Octopuses are officially the weirdest animals on Earth

Octopuses have blue blood, can change colors, and regrow their tentacles. But what really makes them stand out is even weirder: they can edit their own RNA. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Octopuses are the weirdest animal on earth. I know what you're thinking... Is it because they have …

Biology

Inside Joan Miró’s Just-Opened Farmhouse, Where the Artist’s Studio Is Perfectly Preserved

You might have booked a Barcelona trip with Antoni Gaudí’s steeples in mind, or to see one of the most comprehensive collections of Picasso, but it’s Joan Miró who first welcomes you to the seaside city, no matter how you arrive.<p>The jet set are greeted with a mural that commands the eye at …

Artists

NASA asks for Europa lander science experiments—and that’s a big deal

A mundane federal solicitation may be key to ensuring the lander happens.<p>NASA is in various stages of planning two multi-billion dollar missions to …

Space Science

National Geographic Used a ‘Stock’ Image and It’s Amazing

As a kid who grew up with a shelf filled with yellow spines, I can attest to the rhythm and general predictability of a <i>National Geographic</i> cover. …

Sea Level

How to Stretch the Hip Flexors and Psoas Muscles

There are several different exercises used to stretch the hip flexors and psoas muscles. These are two of the basic stretches to get you started. …

Yoga

How To Elevate Yourself When Your Job Search And Life Are Dragging You Down

When you are interviewing, it is easy to become discouraged and feel defeated and dejected. It’s not just you; everyone experiences rejection in the process.<p>Here are some motivational thoughts to keep you positive and energized when your job search<i>—</i>and life for that matter<i>—</i>is looking bleak and …

Self-improvement

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has erupted, sending ash clouds 30,000 feet into the sky — here's what it looks like on the ground

1/<p>The eruption entered a more violent phase early Thursday, sending an ash plume as high as 30,000 feet into the sky.<p>US Geological Survey<p>2/<p>The …

Geology

International group of scientists suggest that octopuses might actually be aliens

Normally when you see a story about someone claiming that aliens are hanging out here on Earth its origins can be traced to a misguided conspiracy …

Biology

This Man Photographed Mount Fuji for 7 Years—Here's the Result

Despite taking hundreds of trips to Japan's iconic mountain, this photographer has never climbed it.<p>For the second time in its history <i>National Geographic Traveler</i> went to Your Shot, National Geographic’s photo community, to find the cover image for its June/July Issue: The Trip That Changed My …

Japan

People can't stop talking about this 'brilliant' National Geographic cover

<i>National Geographic</i> has its fair share of affecting, enduring covers, like 1985's "Afghan Girl," arguably the publication's most famous image.<p>For its …

Storytelling