Shiv Kaushik

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Four small Indian alcohol brands that the world needs to know about

India boasts of some of the world’s biggest alcohol companies.<p>From Officer’s Choice—the world’s largest selling spirits brand— to United Spirits, one of the world’s largest spirits company, India has had many star brewers and distillers.<p>In the last few years, however, a number of smaller Indian …

A century and a half ago, James Clerk Maxwell submitted a long paper to the Royal Society containing his famous equations. Inspired by Michael Faraday’s experiments and insights, the equations unified electricity, magnetism and optics. Their far-reaching consequences for our civilisation, and our …

Physics

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's best quotes may make you fall in love with science all over again

But deGrasse Tyson also has a serious side, which he reveals time and again in his books, shows, Twitter page, and popular science articles.<p>Often, deGrasse Tyson's humor strikes a serious chord that not only makes us laugh but also think. As a popular science educator, deGrasse Tyson is out to …

A Point of View: Does atheism have to be anti-religious?

<b>We tend to understand atheism as a war between religion and science - but in earlier times atheism was both more complex and more rich, says philosopher John Gray.</b><p>In recent years we've come to think of atheism as an evangelical creed not unlike Christianity. An atheist, we tend to assume, is …

Trillionaire Bars | Creme De La Crumb

<i>Trillionaire Bars – The most delicious chocolate brownie bars with caramel, eggless cookie dough, and multiple chocolate layers!</i><p>Oh my word do I have …

Richard Dawkins’ moralizing atheism: Science, self-righteousness and militant belief — and disbelief

<b>(AP/Fiona Hanson)</b><p>I agree with Dawkins more often than I do with the church. So why do I find Dawkins the more annoying?<p>Hugh Aldersey-Williams<p>August 15, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “In Search of Sir Thomas Browne: The Life and Afterlife of the 17th Century’s Most Inquiring Mind”<p>I have chosen to …

Religion

5 inherent benefits to being an introvert

Absolutely there are. Especially in intimate/social relationships...<p>Introverts are master rapport builders in all kinds of relationships. It is an unfortunately common misperception that introverts don't like being around people. This is simply not true.<p>Introverts actually have a greater need for …

Just 29 inches tall, the Davone Ray-S speaker is a force to be reckoned with

Most of my favorite floor-standing high-end speakers are big and tall, but the Davone Ray-S sits low to the floor -- it's a mere 29 inches high mounted on its steel stand. The Ray-S is a thoroughly modern, truly elegant design.<p>This wide stance beauty is handcrafted in Denmark; it's a three-way …

Audiophile

10 Photoshop alternatives that offer powerful editing and photo management controls

One could argue that, as an image editor, Adobe Photoshop is in a class by itself — a unique industry standard. So perhaps it’s counterintuitive to suggest alternatives or replacements for it.<p>Still, some people who bought Photoshop in the past did so because it was the best image editing app, even …

Tutorials

Banana Bread Brownies

<i>The world needs to know. The sweet taste of banana bread brownies topped with a brown butter frosting.</i><p>6:00 p.m. Walk in the door. Turn the oven to …

Why Extroverts Like Parties and Introverts Avoid Crowds

Extroverts and introverts differ strongly in how their brains process rewarding experiences, new research suggests.<p>The study, published today (June …

Will Science Someday Rule Out the Possibility of God?

Over the past few centuries, science can be said to have gradually chipped away at the traditional grounds for believing in God. Much of what once …

Photomatix Pro 4 vs. Nik HDR Efex Pro vs. Oloneo PhotoEngine Beta

<b>Photomatix Pro 4 vs. Nik HDR Efex Pro vs. Oloneo PhotoEngine Beta</b><p>I've written a lot about HDR lately. So have a lot of other people, mainly because …

Tutorials

Defend Your Cubicle With A Nerf Sentry Gun

You'll be the undefeatable champion with this one<p>Tell workplace pen thieves and pranksters how you really feel with a barrage of foam darts. This project hacks a Nerf gun to automatically fire at large heat signatures. Simply replace the toy’s trigger system with a servomotor, wire up a home …

Noam Chomsky undresses Sam Harris: Stop “pretending to have a rational discussion”

The new atheist tries to “engineer a public conversation” about terrorism and humiliates himself in the process<p>Controversial author and new atheist Sam Harris recently tried to "engineer a public conversation" with radical linguist Noam Chomsky "about the ethics of war, terrorism, state …

10 Great Classic Rock Elvis Presley Covers

John Lennon once said: "Before Elvis there was nothing," and to prove his allegiance, the ex-Beatle played 'Hound Dog' just before his own "Give …

Bill Maher’s slippery slope: Why his war on Islam could hit closer to his own home

It’s true, parts of the Quran may condone violence. Does Maher want other books and media held to this standard?<p>Critics of Islam like Bill Maher and Sam Harris have been strongly challenged by those who believe that one shouldn't hold an entire religion responsible for the actions of a fringe that …

5 investing tips for people who don’t have a lot of money

Sellers of lottery tickets suggest all you need is a dollar and a dream. Forget that nonsense: If you want a decent shot at making money, you’ll need …

The Storyteller’s Kit: The Gear You Need to Tell Stories with Your Photography

Gear does not make the photographer, allow me to state that for the record before we dive in here. A talented artist can make an image with whatever …

DIY Cigar Box Guitar | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Luke Brown.</i><p>Learning a brief history of the cigar box guitar should give you some serious inspiration to …

Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies

<i>Try Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies for a healthy dessert for St. Patrick’s Day. They are filled with nutritious black beans (but you won’t taste them).</i> …

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Why Are We So Conflicted About Manhood in the Modern Age? | The Art of Manliness

In the last post, we explored the origins of manhood – how it consists of an energy born of the innate biological and psychological characteristics …

Cookie Dough Brownies

<b>Yield:</b> 1 9x9 pan<p>OH MY….. I am telling you these Cookie Dough Brownies are absolutely mind blowing. These are the BEST brownies you’ll ever have!<p><i>Did</i> …

Index Funds For Beginners: How to Get Started with Investing | The Art of Manliness

“I have no idea what I’m doing.”<p>I don’t know about you, but despite my repeated attempts to fully understand and grasp how investing in the stock …

How to Make a Coffee Table from a Whiskey Barrel | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Pete Sveen. It originally appeared on his website, diypete.com.</i><p>A while back, a buddy of mine came across a …

Neil Young brings his digital music vision to SXSW

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Neil Young loves quality sound and he's willing to pay for it. Turns out a lot of others are, too.<p>Young easily doubled his goal …

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