mbender88

37 Flips | 1 Magazine | 41 Likes | 8 Following | 3 Followers | @mbender88 | Keep up with mbender88 on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “mbender88”

Climate Change Is Messing With Your Dinner

A fisherman cleans his catch offshore from Newlyn, U.K. Credit: Annie Sakkab/Bloomberg<p>By Agnieszka de SousaAgnieszka de Sousa and Hayley WarrenHayley …

Agriculture

Seven Useful macOS Tricks You Might Not Know

There are a lot of hidden features in both macOS and iOS that often go under the radar, either because they've not received much attention from Apple, or they've been forgotten after a period of time.<p>In the latest video over on our YouTube channel, we've rounded up some useful macOS tips and tricks …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

5 Secrets of People Who Always Seem to Have a Tidy Kitchen

There are some folks who seem to have immaculately clean kitchens at all times. Whether you're over for a party or you swing by unannounced for a …

We've Two Weeks To Prepare For Taco Bell's Fried Chicken Taco Shell

January 26 shall be known as the day the taco shell changed forever, or at least the day Taco Bell started folding up fried chicken patties and …

A Neat and Attractive US-Made System

Rogers High Fidelity introduced their new 65Wpc 65V-1 integrated amplifier ($4000) as part of a neat system: Besides the EL34 stereo Rogers amp, the …

Bourbon Tech Improving Your Mint Julep

<b>A new generation of distillers are turning to precision science and technology to bring consistency to the age-old art of bourbon making.</b><p>The state of …

An early Facebook employee says the 'laptop test' can help you figure out what you should be doing with your life

It's not because he's got colleagues in other time zones, and it's not because he answers to a workaholic boss who expects him to be on call all the time.<p>In fact, Ollinger doesn't have colleagues or a boss per se. He's a stand-up comedian, and he rises at 5 to start working because he's just too …

How I Finally Became a Morning Person

I’ve always been geared towards getting up before lunchtime, but I wanted to be a <i>real</i> morning person. A <i>get up before the sun</i> person. A <i>get 3 hours of</i> …

Productivity

New York’s Best Cookie Comes From a Hidden Tea Shop With an Amazing Secret Menu

Walk down West 10th Street in the West Village and you may miss it altogether. The shop’s only marker is a small, chubby teapot, opaque and …

6 Easy Ways to Speed Up Your Awful Wi-Fi Network

Dropped connections, an ever-spinning update wheel, slow-loading webpages—these fist-clenching symptoms of shoddy Wi-Fi connections make wireless …

4 biggest takeaways from the premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

More than three thousand critics, reporters, celebrities and movie makers piled into multiple Hollywood theaters Monday night to see the U.S. premiere of<p>"Star Wars: The Force Awakens."Here's our completely spoiler-free look at the brand-new "Star Wars" movie and the night that made Hollywood one …

Make Your iPhone Faster With This One Simple Trick

For as long as iPhones have been around, Apple’s company line has been that its mobile operating system, iOS, does an excellent job managing the …

The Fastest Way Through Customs Is With Your Phone

What if we told you there is a way (a completely free way) to bypass the lines at immigration and customs when re-entering the U.S. at select airports—and all you needed was your smartphone?<p>The secret is no secret at all, but a downloadable app available to both iPhone and Android users via the …

How to Shine Your Shoes the Right Way

<i>Last Updated October, 2017.</i><p>Once a common practice for decades, then a novelty, the (almost) forgotten art of shoe-shining is making a steady …

Shoes

The Semiotics of “Rose Gold”

The announcement, last week, that, with its new generation of iPhones, Apple would be offering a model that was “rose gold” in color made the news that it was meant to: “The internet has lost its damn mind about the new pink iPhone,” Buzzfeed’s headline read. The phone, with its rubicund sheen, was …

10 Things Every Man Must Purge From His Closet Now

You know you own at least one of these.<p>The biggest hurdle on your way toward becoming a well-dressed man is not a lack of resources, or a lack of income, or a lack of knowledge. The biggest obstacle is, in all likelihood, laundry day. It's on laundry day, when you've run out of decent options and …

Men's Fashion

How to get ready for your iOS 9 upgrade the right way

Whether you’re getting a new iPhone 6s or not, you’re going to want to upgrade to iOS 9 to take advantage of everything Apple’s new mobile operating system has to offer.<p>iOS 9 is ready to revolutionize your mobile life, but there are a few things you should do before making the leap. Here’s how to …

Apps

23 Times Leslie Knope Was the Best Part of 'Parks and Recreation'

Oh, Leslie Knope. So wise, so inspiring, so perfectly hilarious.<p>For all of "Parks and Recreations'"seven seasons, Amy Poehler played Pawnee's most politically active civil servant, doling out gem after gem, and, in the process, making it abundantly clear that the relentless pursuit of justice will …

Leslie Knope

Jony Ive explains Apple Watch Hermès production challenges

When Apple revealed its partnership with Hermès on Wednesday, even the Apple Watch skeptics had to admit that the pairing was an attractive bid to …

Apple’s Moment On The Catwalk Is Here

If you, like Andy Sachs, don’t believe that fashion is important, Apple just gave you a nudge in the right direction. While not many particularly cared, the first Apple Watch Hermès is a harbinger of something quite interesting.<p>First, a bit about the watch. The only real difference, aside from the …

In Praise of Cheap Knives

They say that all you need to cook well is a good knife. Plonk down a couple hundred dollars and invest in a tool you'll use the rest of your life. It'll feel like an extension of your hand! (Congratulations on your cyborg implant.)<p>If we're done counting these cookware cliches, I need to come out …

Apple breaks with past in fragmenting updates from old devices

Ever since Steve Jobs shocked the world in 2007 with the first iPhone, one of the hallmarks of Apple Inc.'s mobile devices has been simplicity. On Wednesday, Apple broke that paradigm in some pretty significant ways.<p>All three of the major hardware announcements on Wednesday – Apple TV, iPad Pro and …

IPad Pro

Ronda Rousey to Star in Road House Remake

MGM has finally found the perfect person to fill Patrick Swayze’s roundhouse-kicking boots in the <i>Road House</i> remake: U.F.C. fighter <b>Ronda Rousey</b>. That’s right, <i>Road House</i>—that bastion of 80s masculinity—is getting a female lead.<p>Hollywood is churning out more remakes, reboots, and retoolings than we …

Tinder adds Super Like when swiping right just isn't romantic enough

You can now signal your amorous intentions on the phenomenally popular dating app before your potential suitor makes a decision.<p>When you need to show someone you don't just like them, you <i>like</i>-like them, Tinder has introduced a new "Super Like" feature. By swiping upwards on a potential mate instead …

To snip or not to snip? Circumcision advice gets an update

Put a bunch of parents of young children together and bring up the topic of circumcision and – well, let's just say the discussion is sure to get lively.<p>"It's a very emotionally laden topic," said Dr. Jeremy Friedman, associate pediatrician-in-chief at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. …

New Apple Watch colors, bands and a Hermes partnership; watchOS 2 shipping Sept. 16

Apple just announced a pair of gold finishes for the Apple Watch; new wristbands in a line of fall colors; new bands from the fashion house Hermes; and that watchOS 2 will ship Sept. 16.<p>At its special press event in San Francisco, Apple executive Jeff Williams showed off new gold and rose gold …

Smartwatches

New Apple TV has 2 GB RAM, included 802.11ac WiFi is faster than its Ethernet port

On Apple’s public specs page, it says that the new Apple TV includes an A8 chip and that’s about it in terms of the bundled SoC. However, Apple’s developer documentation goes into more detail specifically listing the hardware as having 2 GB RAM (via Steve Troughton-Smith). This means the internals …

Smart TV

Jennifer Lawrence Also Googles Jennifer Lawrence

“You try being 22, having a period, and staying away from Google.”<p><b>Jennifer Lawrence</b> may be busy fronting the billion-dollar <i>Hunger Games</i> franchise; writing a screenplay with new best friend <b>Amy Schumer</b>; and entertaining offers as the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, but that doesn’t mean the Oscar …

Self-esteem