Jay Myers

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How I Built a Custom Desk and Wire-Free Workspace for My Photo Editing

For years I’ve struggled with my workspace, I’ve had loads of different ones, from small ones in the corner of the living room in my old apartment to …

11 Things Successful People Do On Sunday Night

In fact, a 2013 poll conducted by Monster.com found that a whopping 78% of surveyed adults worldwide experience the "Sunday-night blues" on a regular basis.<p>Sundays are the dreaded conclusion to a relaxing reprieve from our chaotic workweeks — and many of us get a twinge of melancholy just thinking …

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"If They Capture Me, They Will Execute Me at Once": Meet the Iraqi Woman Standing Up to ISIS

The Islamic State is waging a genocidal war on the Yazidi people—kidnapping, raping, and killing those who do not submit to its extremist ideals. Iraqi politician Vian Dakhil's efforts to stand in the way have made her a prime target. Abigail Haworth accompanies her to the front lines on her …

The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain …

Lima Showcases Its Mobile App For Its Dropbox Alternative

French startup Lima is presenting another piece of its offering at CES, the mobile app. And it is a very promising app for those who backed Lima to seamlessly access their photos, music library and movies from their phones and tablets. While the team still needs to polish the app interface, it goes …

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Joseph Stiglitz: Thomas Piketty gets income inequality wrong

The famed economist reveals the real reason the rich are getting richer — and what it means for the rest of us<p>Lynn Stuart Parramore<p>January 2, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p><i>Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz has been writing about America’s economically divided society</i> …

Robert Reich: Big government isn’t the problem

The former secretary of labor on our newest spending bill — and why it’s everything that’s wrong with Washington<p>Robert Reich<p>December 31, 2014 2:15pm (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.<p>Some believe the central political issue of our era is the size of the government. They’re wrong. …

Colorado AG: Home hash oil production is illegal

DENVER (AP) — Marijuana may be legal in Colorado, but extracting the drug's high-potency oil at home is not, the state's attorney general said …

Colorado and Marijuana Legalization One Year Later: What Has Changed?

It will soon be a full year in which adults were allowed to purchase marijuana from state-regulated dispensaries in Colorado.<p>We've already passed the two-year mark allowing adults to possess an ounce of marijuana and use privately. Some Coloradans have chosen to cultivate marijuana legally for the …

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Speaking Truth To Power

The lie, wrote the author of "The Gulag Archipelago", had become "a mode of existence" in the USSR, "incorporated into the state system as the vital link holding everything together."<p>On December 19th, Alexei Navalny (pictured), a Russian anti-corruption blogger and opposition politician, recalled …

Rebecca Solnit: The Age of Capitalism is over

<b>(Tod Klassy/Shutterstock)</b><p>Rebecca Solnit assesses our poisonous fossil fuel dependency — and why we’re on the verge of a paradigm shift<p>Rebecca Solnit<p>December 27, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>It was the most thrilling bureaucratic document I’ve ever seen for just one …

My horrible right-wing past: Confessions of a one-time religious right icon

I was a religious fanatic appealing to political leaders. Today, the fanatics <i>are</i> the political leaders<p>Frank Schaeffer<p>December 24, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>I am a white, privileged, well-off, 61-year-old <i>former</i> Republican religious right-wing activist who changed his mind about religion and politics long …

The best Android apps of 2014

The Guardian’s pick of Android apps that launched for the first time this year, taking in music, productivity, messaging, maps and more<p>• <b>The best Android games of 2014</b><p>What we say: Mailbox is one of the better ways to attain the fabled Inbox Zero – or at least try to – by swiping unwanted emails …

How Clear Is The Future Of Google Glass?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Frank Palermo is the senior vice president of the Global Technical Solutions Group at Virtusa.</i><p>Some ideas are ahead of their time.<p>There is no question that the wearables market is taking off with the proliferation of health monitors, pedometers and activity trackers like Fitbit, …

Chromebooks get an always listening “OK Google” command

Over the last year, Google added the “OK Google” hotword to both the Chrome browser and Chrome OS computers. It works well but there’s a catch: You …

Awesome Google Features You May Not Have Known About

For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?<p>From the silly to the useful, these Google features (which we picked out of this great Quora thread) will make you love Google even more than you probably already did.

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Google Just Gave Photographers A Big Reason To Choose Android Over The iPhone

This means users will be able to see what photos look like before the phone's camera processes it and translates it to a JPEG file.<p>The ability to shoot in raw is common on high-end DSLR cameras, but it hasn't really been available for mobile phones until recently.<p>Nokia's Lumia 1520 and 1020, which …

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A 3-Star General Explains Why America Lost The Global War On Terror

<i>In this excerpt from</i> Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, r <i>etired 3-star Army Lieutenant General</i> Daniel Bolger, who led <i>NATO training mission in Afghanistan from 2011 to 2013, describes the root cause of the military's failure in Iraq and Afghanistan.</i><p>I am a …

5 smart ways students can use Google Scholar

Here's something that's happened to most college students: It's 20 minutes before your final paper is due, and you haven't written a bibliography yet.<p>…

Breakup of ancient supercontinent Pangea hints at future fate of Atlantic Ocean

Pangea, the supercontinent that contained most of the Earth's landmass until about 180 million years ago, endured an apocalyptic undoing during the …

The Great Twinkie Caper -- How U.S. Workers Get Flipped

Remember two years ago when Hostess Brands, the maker of Twinkies, was saved by a group of private investors as it was about to go out of business because the company claimed they were bring driven to bankruptcy by workers' wages and pension? Fox News, CNBC, Fortune and others cheered because the …

Drone pilot wanted: Starting salary $100,000

Drone jobs are in high demand.<p>Big companies, such as Amazon and Facebook, are looking for pilots who fly drones and engineers with experience in building the unmanned aircraft. And they are willing to pay top dollar for the right stuff.<p>Federal regulations currently prohibit the use of drones for …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

“There’s been class warfare going on for the last 20 years, and my class has won”

<b>Billionaire Warren Buffett (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)</b><p>New research out of Oxfam proves Warren Buffet was right — and suggests income inequality is only getting worse<p>Allison Jackson<p>November 23, 2014 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>“There’s been class warfare going on for the …

5 Sky Events This Week: See the Andromeda Galaxy and a Jovian Moon-Over-Moon Eclipse

Watch for the Andromeda galaxy, the most distant object visible to the naked eye, and an eclipse of two of Jupiter's moons.<p>This week sky-watchers get to soak in a Jovian eclipse and also travel millions of years back in time to glimpse the crown jewel of a celestial princess.<p><b>Leonids Trickle</b><p>Late on …

6 reasons religion may do more harm than good

<b>(Jaroslav74 via Shutterstock)</b><p>It’s hard to argue with some of these…<p>Valerie Tarico<p>November 17, 2014 3:55pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Most British people think religion causes more harm than good according to a survey commissioned by the Huffington Post. Surprisingly, even …

Wake up and oppose theocracy: Bill Maher, Rula Jebreal and the urgent Islam debate

<b>(Comedy Central/HBO)</b><p>There is a pressing need for frank talk about Islam and Christianity. Liberals should be on the side of real debate<p>Jeffrey Tayler<p>November 15, 2014 2:15pm (UTC)<p>Since he delivered his "Real Time" monologue against liberals who treat Islam with excessive deference a month ago, the …