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11 Amazing Portraits of the Most Notorious Prostitutes and Madams of the 19th Century Wild West

Prostitutes – or ‘soiled doves’ and ‘sportin’ women’ as they were commonly known -were a fixture in western American towns and cities in the 19th …

Common Law

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Even more evidence that we’re eating all wrong

Forget fat, it’s carbs that might stick it to your ticker.<p>From the glorious gluttony that is the turducken, to the gustatory pleasures (#foodporn) that make up so many Instagram photos, Americans sure do know how to eat. <i>What to eat</i>—that is, what we should be eating to stay healthy—remains somewhat …

These 31 Questions Will Break the Ice with Absolutely Anyone: a Hollywood Star, a Head of State, the CEO or the Cute Person Sitting Next to You on the Train

Just take a deep breath and ask<p>It's your lucky day. You won the big game or gave a stellar performance or saved the puppy from the fire. And to honor your accomplishment, now you're being introduced to someone special and famous, and you're going to have a chance to have a private conversation with …

Greek Philosophy

How to Use Luminosity Masks for Landscape and Cityscape Image Editing

Luminosity masks are a fantastic way to make precise selections based on luminance values (hence the name). As with all things Photoshop, there are …

Tutorials

Yoga and Meditation Can Change Your Genes, Study Says

Yoga and meditation may do more than just help you feel relaxed in the moment. A new scientific review suggests that these and other mindfulness …

Immune System

Trump is ushering in a kleptocracy. That's why he is being sued | Joshua Matz

The public will not stand idly by as Trump turns America into a banana republic. Recent lawsuits – the latest by 196 members of Congress – are trying to stop him<p>When Donald Trump announced his Muslim ban on 27 January, pandemonium erupted. Lawyers everywhere raced to airports. Galvanized by Trump’s …

Luxurious solar home wraps around a sloped green roof

Architecture and landscape unite in the MeMo House, a solar-powered home in Buenos Aires built to maximize green space. Located between infill …

Architecture

Dams Significantly Impact Global Carbon Cycle, New Study Finds

There are an estimated 84,000 dams in the U.S., blocking more than 17 percent of rivers in the nation. Dams are interrupting wildlife habitats, …

Climate Change

Trump’s links to Russia are bad – but he’s doing far worse | Emma Brockes

Talk of leaks, sackings and treason are distracting everyone from the real evils of this presidency<p>There is an extraordinary paragraph at the end of one of Maggie Haberman’s string of extraordinary pieces about Donald Trump in the New York Times this week is hard to categorise as good or bad news. …

Antarctica Is Turning Green, as Climate Change Pushes It Back in Geologic Time

This isn't good.<p>Researchers in Antarctica have discovered rapidly growing banks of mosses on the ice continent's northern peninsula, providing …

Antarctica

Young people are leaving the Republican Party in droves, new study finds

<b>FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence wave as they visit to Carrier factory, in Indianapolis, Ind. Trump is slamming a union leader who criticized his deal to discourage air conditioner manufacturer Carrier Corp. from</b> …

Donald Trump

Not Into Open Shelving? You'll Love This New Kitchen Trend

Even as open shelving gets more and more popular, it also accrues more and more criticism from people who just don't like to see all their kitchen …

Intelligence Doesn't Matter as Much as You Think. Here's the Trait to Prioritize

Here's the good news: This trait can be acquired by anyone.<p>What does it take to be successful? Is it a matter of being the "best and the brightest"?<p>We hear this term thrown around so often today that it seems as though intelligence is the gatekeeper to opportunities. This idea that inborn smarts …

Self-improvement

Scientists Found a Low-Cost Way to Produce the World's Cleanest Energy Source

Splitting H2O<p>Physicists at the University of Houston have discovered a low-cost, efficient, and easily available catalyst that can split water into …

For the first time, a majority of Americans polled want Trump impeached

<b>(AP/Andrew Harnik)</b><p>What would it take for the naysayers to turn on him?<p>Kali Holloway<p>May 18, 2017 11:00am (UTC)<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>For the first time, more Americans would say “yea” to impeaching Donald Trump than would say “nay,” according to a new poll.<p>A survey from Public …

Donald Trump

15 Helpful Landscape Photography Tips for Beginners

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.Everyone loves shooting landscape …

Rick Perry’s early days as Energy Secretary have been a bonanza for corporations and the Koch Brothers

<b>(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)</b><p>Perry is now the head of an agency he wanted to abolish<p>Alex Kotch<p>May 19, 2017 12:02am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Most people who know anything about Rick Perry know he’s a friend to the fossil fuel industry. For 14 years, he was the Republican …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

9 Ways to Learn Photography

Want to learn how to take better photos, but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you feel like you have some basic photography skills, but don’t know …

Humans Accidentally Made a Space Cocoon For Ourselves Out of Radio Waves

Praise be to the radio-induced space bubble.<p>Humans have accidentally created a protective bubble around Earth by using very low frequency (VLF) radio transmissions to contact submarines in the ocean. It sounds nuts, but according to recent research published in <i>Space Science Reviews</i>, underwater …

Particles

AI-Powered App Helps You Colorize Black & White Photos in Seconds

This is amazing. The researchers at UC Berkeley who came up with the automatic colorizer algorithm we first shared back in March, 2016 have released …

Here Are 10 Clever Photo Tricks You Can Do at Home (VIDEO)

Videos about photo tricks and camera hacks are some of our most popular posts so here’s another good one from the folks at COOPH. In the below video, …

Photography

Trump’s Surprise at Comey Firing Fallout Is a Scary Sign

There are many alarming aspects of Trump’s sudden dismissal of FBI Director James Comey. But among the most disturbing is how blindsided he claims to …

Donald Trump

What kind of onion should I use?

If a recipe calls for an onion, should you reach for a red, white or yellow one or a scallion? Does it matter?<p>Have you ever looked at a new recipe …

Onions

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This modern log home in Finland is heated by the earth

This may look like a traditional log home, but unlike other homes, it can withstand harsh winters and freezing temperatures down to -30°C (-22°F) …

Design

If You Can't Speak 'Instagram,' This Founder Thinks You'll Need to Learn

A side experiment transformed online stationery company Minted -- and has helped it understand the power of visuals for consumers.<p>4 min read<p><i>Editor’s Note: In the new podcast</i> <i>Masters of Scale</i><i>, LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman explores his philosophy on how to scale a business --</i> …

Business Strategy

This guide will help you quickly master camera settings and get better DSLR videos

So you’ve bought a DSLR for shooting videos and you’re not sure where to begin. It can be overwhelming, as there are plenty of settings and …

The Long, Low Shelf Is a Designer Trick That Never Fails

When you spend all day, every day, looking at pictures of interiors, you pick up a few tricks. Here's one of my favorites—something I've spotted in a …