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The Most Promising Housing Apps To Watch In 2018

No matter where you go, having a place you can always come back to is pleasant and heartwarming.<p>However, house search remains a big issue for a majority of home-seekers. For most, buying a house is a life-changing decision. Even if you decide to rent a place, you want to make sure that everything …

4 REITs To Help You Sleep Well At Night

Most investors recognize that one way to build wealth is by owning commercial real estate. However, many do not know that they can gain access to high-quality real estate by investing shares of real estate investment trusts (or REITs).<p>As the editor of <i>The Forbes Real Estate Investor</i>, I am keenly …

10 Favorite Northwestern U.S. Photo Locations

The northwestern United States and Alaska provide some of the most dramatic scenes in the country. With numerous national parks, preserves and …

11 AirPods Tips And Tricks You Should Know About

Apple’s wireless earbuds — known as the AirPods — have been highly demanded since it was released. Some of the reasons why the AirPods are popular is that being free of wires while listening to audio is very convenient, it pairs with devices quickly and phone calls sound crystal clear.<p>To pair your …

Tech Trends

darktable Brings Its Free, Open Source Lightroom Alternative to Windows

If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to Lightroom for managing and processing your raw photos, there’s some good news: the free and open …

Lightroom

Changing Hair to Any Color in Photoshop

Whether or not you are a purist, there are times when you have to change the color in post production of something you've photographed. This video …

Photos of the New Futuristic Library in China with 1.2 Million Books

China recently opened a new futuristic library that contains a staggering 1.2 million books. If you enjoy architectural photography, Dutch …

Amazon discounts Kindles by $30 to celebrate the device’s 10th anniversary

Amazon’s first Kindle e-reader was released 10 years ago this year, and while the actual anniversary isn’t for another month (the first device was released on November 19th) Amazon is marking the occasion by discounting several of its current Kindle devices by $30.<p>The deal applies to the Kindle, …

Kindle

Why Do We Call Baby Deer Fawns?

If you've ever wondered about the names for baby animals ranging from swans to seals, read on for answers.<p>Can’t resist that kitten video? Don’t even try.<p>A 2012 study showed that watching cute animals boosts our productivity. (Related: When We See Something Cute, Why Do We Want to Squeeze …

Becoming A Data Scientist: The Skills That Can Make You The Most Money

Back in January we looked at an analysis of some of the best jobs to apply for in the United States. My colleague, Jeff Kauflin, covered the report, which was published by Glassdoor, a job search engine and career information site.<p>Which job came out as the best job of them all? According to …

Pursuit: A Storm Chaser’s Amazing Photography Timelapse

Photographer Mike Olbinski spends most of his days shooting weddings and portrait sessions. But when spring comes around, you’re likely find him …

Learn to Code: Harvard's Free Online Computer Science Course

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, SQL, PHP, and More<p>Harvard’s “Introduction to Computer Science” course is widely regarded as the best computer science …

Online Education

The Most Exciting Meteor Shower of the Year Starts Now

Get those binoculars ready!<p>The Perseid meteor shower, one of the brightest and most active meteor showers of the year, began yesterday, July 17. That means the Earth has moved into a trail of debris left in the wake of the comet Swift-Tuttle. For more than a month you will be able to catch sight of …

Astronomy

6 Skills Required For A Career In Digital Forensics

Tech meets criminal justice in the field of digital forensics–a branch of forensic science dealing with recovering and analyzing information from data storage devices (including computers, phones, networks, and more). Digital forensics examiners help track down hackers, recover stolen data, follow …

The Inside Story of the Kushner-Bannon Civil War

West Wing sources come clean about the backstabbing, the bullying, the distrust, and the buzzing flies.<p>I. Buzzing Flies<p>The West Wing of the White House is a cramped collection of tiny offices, some of them windowless, linked by narrow hallways. New inhabitants are sometimes surprised at just how …

17 of the World's Most Romantic Destinations

Feel the love in these classic and far-flung places from National Geographic's book, The World's Most Romantic Destinations.

Key Elements of a Great Photograph: The Photographer’s Diet

Improving your photography doesn’t have to be complicated. Sometimes it can be as simple as going on a diet–a photographer’s diet. Below, street …

Photography

Traveling Photographer's Guide: Hawaii

*Imagine visiting a place where you could photograph untouched snow-capped mountains and only a few hours later capture a sunset over a black sandy …

The Math Professor Who Beat Las Vegas And Wall Street

Ed Thorp’s new book is ‘A Man For All Markets: From Las Vegas To Wall Street, How I Beat The Dealer And The Market.‘<p>His first book, ‘Beat The Dealer,’ published when John F. Kennedy was president, revolutionized the game of blackjack by providing a mathematically-derived method to win by playing a …

The Recruiter Said 'It's A Great Opportunity' -- But It Wasn't

I got an upbeat and chirpy email message from a recruiter I met at a conference.<p>“I’ve got a tremendous job opportunity and I wanted to let you know about it!” wrote the recruiter, Tom.<p>“You have a lot of HR contacts. You may know the perfect HR Director for my favorite client!”<p>I wrote back to</i> …

Employment

10 Family-Friendly Adventure Destinations

It's time to get traveling.<p>You could go to a theme park. Or the IMAX theater. Or to your in-laws. But getting your family out of that rut is what trips of a lifetime are about. We recommend the great outdoors for scenery no virtual-reality setup or video game can replicate, and to cement your kids' …

National Parks

The Most Overlooked Mediterranean Paradise in Europe

When Americans contemplate a European vacation, Croatia usually takes a back seat to the big targets further west. But rethink that hierarchy. While …

This Website Lets You Compare 17 Birth Control Methods

From assessing the costs to weighing the risks, choosing a birth control method can feel totally overwhelming. In fact, a lot of women don't even know all the options available to them. According to a recent Urban Institute study, 31 percent of women aren't aware of long-acting reversible …

10 Tips For Taking Milky Way Photos in the Desert

<i>Sebastian Tontsch is a German photographer based in Dubai. Read on for his top astrophotography tips in desert environments.</i><p><b>INTRODUCTION</b><br>My Milky Way …

The Ultimate Southern Adventure: Get Outside

Go into the woods, out on the water, or off the beaten path to experience the American South’s natural side.<p><b>Alabama</b><p>Go where the wild things (and wild places) are by following an Alabama outdoor adventure trail. The Alabama Scenic River Trail covers about 650 miles (1,046 kilometers) from the …

California Road Trip: San Diego to Yosemite

Here's how to find adventure on the road from the Pacific Coast Highway to the High Sierra.<p>San Diego<p>San Diego's siren song will tempt you to linger here. The city boasts glorious beaches, varied attractions, and vibrant neighborhoods all basking under sunny skies.<p><b>Stay.</b> Visit San Diego's own …

Airbnb wants to offer travelers more than a place to sleep

Airbnb has been taking tentative steps towards being more than just a vacation rental service -- the company has shown some ambitions to plan entire trips for its users. Today, the company acquired Trip4Real, a travel-focused startup from Barcelona that Airbnb had already been partnering with. It's …

Opera just released an Android app that gives you unlimited free VPN

Opera made waves back in April when it announced the addition of unlimited free VPN service to its desktop web browser. VPN, or virtual private …

6 Great Lighting Upgrades for the Photographer on a Budget

Lighting is such a major part of photography; whether artificial or natural, knowing how to use it, harness it, and bend it to your will is a key …

Aerial video shot on iPhone 6S proves vision is more important than gear

Two San Francisco-based filmmakers set out to document some of their favorite American cities from the sky. While the pair was accustomed to working …