Merilee Williams Perrine

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Is Tipping As We Know It About to Change Entirely?

The old tipping ritual as we know it could soon be dead. Thanks to new microchip credit card technology that's being implemented across the U.S. as we speak, the practice of writing in a tip on a paper bill is potentially poised to become extinct.<p>According to Quartz, "Under the new system, American …

All About Architecture and Beautiful Buildings

Unless you live way out in the country, the art of architecture can be found everywhere. From big cities to small suburbs, beautiful buildings and modern marvels have become an intrinsic part of contemporary life.<p>But for architects—you know, the people responsible for making buildings come …

What I’m Reading: Genetics Professor Nazneen Rahman

<i>Named Britain’s third most influential woman of 2014, Professor Nazneen Rahman has amassed some impressive achievements in a relatively short career: she’s Professor of Human Genetics at the Institute of Cancer Research, Head of the Clinical Genetics Department at Royal Marsden Hospital, Fellow of</i> …

Stars over Mount Rainier

A beautiful place to see the night sky and contemplate nature’s power.<p>Here is Mount Rainer, pride of the Pacific Northwest, highest mountain of the …

Army Veteran Praised As A Hero In Oregon College Shooting

Chris Mintz was shot multiple times by a gunman at an Oregon community college Thursday, and now he's being called a hero, after it emerged that Mintz ran at the attacker and tried to block the door to a classroom and protect his classmates. Mintz is now recovering from surgery.<p>"I just hope that …

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Keith Urban, Taylor Swift perform John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16 and Somebody Like You

Continuing her streak of snagging headline-grabbing musical guests, Taylor Swift was joined by country star Keith Urban during her Toronto concert …

Keith Urban

The Week in Review: Mars Water Discovery & Sci-Fi Epic The Martian

It sounds like the script of a sci-fi movie, sending robots to find aliens; but this week those cinematic ideas are beginning to become reality. The discovery of water on Mars made headlines around the world. Though many are quick point out it doesn’t guarantee human-like lifeform, it still offers …

Why are 'holistic' dentists on the rise? They treat the whole body, not just teeth

When was the last time your dentist recommended meditation and eating kale as a way to a healthier mouth? Suggested a daily probiotic? Or had a cranial sacral therapist give you a treatment in the chair?<p>We didn't think so.<p>But these are exactly the services you might find at the office of a holistic …

Can you find the Big Dipper?

Tonight … can you find the Big Dipper at nightfall and early evening? It’s perhaps the most famous of all star patterns, and – for those at latitudes …

New NASA images show Pluto’s moon Charon in stunning detail

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent incredible images of Pluto’s largest moon Charon back to Earth.<p>The latest images reveal the moon’s complex and violent history, according to NASA. “Many New Horizons scientists expected Charon to be a monotonous, crater-battered world; instead, they’re …

Flash Floods, 'Once in 200 Years Rainfall Event' Loom in South Carolina

About 22 million Americans along the East Coast were under flood watches Saturday as a "once in 200 years rainfall event" began hammering the Carolinas with heavy rains — and the worst was yet to come.<p>A flash flood warning was issued for Charleston and Berkeley counties in South Carolina early …

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This Machine Will Create The Largest Manmade Waves In The World

Sorry dude, no surfing.<p>Here comes the wave!<p>Scientists at Deltares, a research institute in the Netherlands, say that they have created a machine that can produce the largest human-made waves in the world, Science magazine reports.<p>The enormous model is called the Delta Flume. The water-filled trough …

WileyFox Swift mini-review: Probably the best budget Android smartphone in the UK [Video]

The budget smartphone tier is getting more interesting as every month goes by. What you can get for your money on a low budget these days is fantastic. And it gets better every time any company releases a new competitive low-end phone. While some might look to the likes of the Moto G, or Alcatel …

Ultimate open-faced breakfast sandwich: Toast 1 slice thick-cut whole grain bread in butter till golden brown. Top with 2 slices prosciutto, 1 fried egg, chopped chives, sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Then knife and fork it. #recipes #food #sandwiches #egg #knifeandforkit

10 Campfires We Want to Cozy Up To This Fall

As the temperatures begin to drop and the fall rains roll in, the once-unbearable 90-degree days of summer begin to look quite appealing. But with the cooler weather comes prime campfire season. Few things are more relaxing than whiling away the hours watching dancing flames against a dimming sky, …

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Your Saturday Morning Farmers Market Inspiration

<i>Here's what you found at your local farmers market last week using the hashtag</i> <i>#F52farmstand.</i><p><b>Kale from Sid Wainer & Son Farm in Massachusetts:</b><p><b>Pumpkin bostock in Michigan:</b><p><b>Cheese in Napa Valley (because beautiful produce isn't the only thing we get at farmers markets!):</b><p><b>A very "fall" CSA in</b> …

Sand Like You've Never Seen It Before

Once more unto the beach<p>To the naked eye, sand looks pretty uniform. Tiny beige specks of varying shades, collectively covering beaches and shores and deserts. But when you peek at it through a microscope, all of that changes. Gary Greenburg, a research affiliate at the University of Hawaii …

Like and Follow Flipboard on Facebook

Are you our friend on Facebook? Like and follow our page for highlights from 10 for Today, FlipTips, and an inside look at our company culture.<p>We also have a photo album called Flipboard Fans where we share our favorite photos about Flipboard from you. So if you have photo of how you use or enjoy …

Spotlight: Wedding Photographer Carlo Carletti

<i>Carlo Carletti is a professional wedding photographer born and raised in Tuscany, Italy. Carlo has won the “WPJA” (Wedding Photojournalist Association) award twice, in 2006 and 2009, and has been described as one of “the top 5 wedding photographers in the world” by JM Just Married Magazine. In</i> …

The Week in Review: NASA’s New Horizons’ Pluto Discoveries

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft returned first-time images of Pluto this week, revealing “huge mountains” on the surface that scientists have deduced are made of ice—a sign of water on the dwarf planet—and a high-resolution photo of Charon, its largest moon. The photos proved Pluto has no impact …

Put a Heart on It! Flipboard Likes Go Public

There’s a new way to bookmark content and share your favorite stories on Flipboard, and it’s as effortless as a heartbeat—literally.<p>See that little heart on content on Flipboard? Tap on it to easily save the item into your Likes, a new area on your profile. Anytime you want to quickly see what …

Spotlight: Science Writer Richard Carter

<b>My name is</b> Richard Carter. I am a writer and photographer based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, just a few miles across the moors from Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights.<p><b>My love of</b> nature, science and history led me to write my first book, On the Moor, which examines the stories behind the things I …

The Week in Review: Attention on Women in Sports

A string of achievements by women in sports has increased attention on their individual successes and the larger role they play in the world of athletics.<p>American mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey defeated Bethe Correia on Saturday to capture the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Women’s …

The Week in Review: Most Livable Cities Report Reflects Global Issues

Melbourne, Australia, topped the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) list of most livable cities for the fifth year running earlier this week. Rounding out the top five were, in order: Vienna, Vancouver, Toronto, and Adelaide, Australia, and Calgary, Canada, tied for fifth.<p>A noteworthy finding was …

Spotlight: Food Stylist and Photographer Kristen Hess

<b>My name is</b> Kristen Hess, NYC food stylist/photographer and author of The Artful Gourmet food blog.<p><b>My love of</b> food and cooking led me to dive into the world of food styling and food photography, start a food blog back in 2010 and pursue a career in the culinary arts.<p><b>I use Flipboard as</b> a starting …

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Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of August 31, 2015)

This turbulent week, which was covered in The Daily Edition, included the ongoing migrant and refugee crisis in Europe, the debate over the renaming of Mount McKinley, a new batch of Hillary Clinton emails and a Deflategate ruling that ended Tom Brady‘s NFL suspension. Read more about these topics …

Gear Up for Republican Presidential Debate #2 with Flipboard Topics

The GOP candidates will gather at the Reagan Library Wednesday for the second Republican presidential debate of the primary season, hosted by CNN. Since the last debate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has dropped out of the race, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has risen in the polls to a level now …

The Week in Review: New Wave of Apple Products

A souped-up Apple Watch courtesy of Hermes, a larger iPad Pro for gaming and entertainment, Apple TV with Siri enabled and a faster and more durable iPhone were among the tech giant’s announcements at their annual event, held on Wednesday in San Francisco.<p>Two thousand engineers, advertisers, …

The Week in Review: Religion, Front and Center

For three of the world’s biggest religions, Islam, Christianity and Judaism, this past week was one of great significance with great implications. The annual (and this year deadly) Hajj pilgrimage took place on Thursday, Pope Francis made his first trip to the United States this week, and Jews …

Your UK News Guide with Flipboard Topics

The Labour Party leadership contest may have dominated most headlines in the UK this week, but news events in Britain didn’t stop there. From migration to the royal family and the upcoming London Fashion Week, use topics to keep up with it all.<p><b>Labour Party</b>: In a landslide vote, Jeremy Corbyn was …