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A 14th-Century Muslim Philosopher Explains Walmart's Slide

The world’s largest retailer saw its stock dive Wednesday among dire forecasts. Ibn Khaldun saw it coming.<p>Walmart had its worst day in almost 30 years on Wednesday, after the company released dire predictions for profitability. While analysts had expected modest growth of 4 percent in the coming …

North Africa

Bring back the Save As command to your Mac's File menu

The Save As command is a useful tool on any computer, but it is mysteriously buried on OS X. It goes missing from the default File menu on Apple's own apps and requires an awkward, four-button keyboard shortcut (Option+Shift+Command+S).<p>There are two ways you can return the Save As command to its …

Apps

25 Essential (and Free!) Plugins for Every WordPress Freelancer and Business

The internet is an amazing tool that provides anyone the means to grow their business and career in a meaningful way.The first hurdle, though, is …

dSLR tips for beginners: How to use Manual mode

What it is<p>While in anything other than full auto mode you can control all a camera's settings, but only Manual mode lets you adjust aperture and shutter speed independently.<p>For more information about other cameras modes, check out what all those camera modes are for, anyway.<p>Who can use it<p>Manual …

Cameras

How and when to upgrade your Mac's RAM

While most Macs ship with between 4GB and 16GB of RAM, sometimes the lower end of this range may not be enough for your uses. If your system is running low on RAM, you will experience slowdowns when launching programs, loading documents, and otherwise using your system.<p>If your system is low on RAM, …

Drag to resize YouTube videos with Youtube Resize

When you visit YouTube and hit play on a video, the video player offers Small, Medium, and Large size options. You can select either the small or large player, or go full-screen. With the Youtube Resize extension for Chrome or Firefox, you can drag to resize the video player to any size you'd like. …

Google

Nikon expands consumer lens, flash choices

Nikon made a couple of small but welcome announcements on Monday night for owners of its consumer dSLRs. First is a new AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f3.5-5.6 G ED VR lens, slipping into the lineup between the 18-105mm f3.5-5.6 and 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 lenses, and which will likely become a kit step-up …

Nikon

The 16 Best Western Movies | The Art of Manliness

Few figures in history have had as powerful an impact on American masculinity as the cowboy. For over a century, the cowboy has — for better or for …

How To Go From $0 To $1,000,000 In Two Years

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest books are I Was Blind But Now I See and 40 Alternatives to College. Please follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>A few weeks ago I wrote a post about how this was the year you had to quit your …