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This distinctive tree is vastly underappreciated — and it’s dying out

When I look at the paperbark maple tree outside my window, I see a choice ornamental plant whose peeling, cinnamon-colored bark will only get more beautiful with age (sort of like me, ha-ha).<p>When Tony Aiello looks at his home-garden specimens, he sees the giant panda of the plant kingdom.<p>Like the …

Landscaping

15 Insane Health Benefits of Tulsi Tea | De-stress with this super herb

The “Queen of Herbs,” also known as <b>Holy Basil (Tulsi)</b> is the most sacred herb of India. It is cultivated in Southern Asia, in places like Thailand, …

Ireland

Articles about traditional facade hides light filled modern delaware renovation on Dwell.com - Dwell

In a former fishermen’s cottage outside Copenhagen, a young family has carved out a cozy, light-filled home.<p>Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>A tiny, distraction-free workspace is concealed behind a mysterious “hairy” exterior with no …

Architecture

Tough Words From Pope Francis: 8 Great Quotes From His U.N. Speech

Pope Francis, addressing the U.N. General Assembly today, urged international cooperation not only to solve humanity's largest problems but to save humanity itself.<p>Quoting a speech to the U.N. by his predecessor Pope Paul VI in 1965, Francis said of the world today: "The real danger comes from …

Sustainable Development Goals

Quickly create a VPN with the Hotspot Shield browser extension

Access blocked content and protect yourself at public hotspots with the Hotspot Shield extension for Chrome or Firefox. It's free, easy and effective.<p>Can't watch Netflix from where you are located? Can't check in with your fantasy football team from behind your office's firewall? Can't use a public …

Information Systems

10 Truths I Learned After I Ditched the City and Moved to the Beach

For starters, the fresh sea air beats a subway "breeze" any day.<p>Everyone has a breaking point. When it came to my life in Jersey City, New Jersey, mine was when my bank account was stolen and used by the thief to create fake checks to pay their cable bill, a crime easily traced but nonetheless …

Cybersecurity

10 Subtle Ways to Use Chalkboard Paint All Over the House

This lovely matte black isn't just for the classroom.<p>This lovely matte black isn't just for the classroom.

Kendall Jenner Reveals Her Full-On Butt on Instagram

She's letting it all hang out in her new Calvin Klein underwear ads.<p>Like Justin Bieber and John Legend before her, Kendall Jenner went for the butt on Instagram this week. It wasn't a full moon but just a sneak peak of her new Calvin Klein underwear campaign.<p>Despite serving some substantial …

Snapper Escabèche with Charred Scallions

4 Servings<p>Because it’s so delicate, the flesh can break down when marinated first, sometimes causing the fish to fall apart. A post-grill bath delivers flavor without compromising texture. Learn how it's done here.<p>June 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for grill<p>½ small …

BBQ

20 of the Most Charming Beach Towns Across America

Your summer travel planning starts here.<p>Some are well-known tourist destinations and others are quaint little seaside gems.

Tutorial: Photographing and Processing the Orion Constellation

Here’s a tutorial that will teach you how to photograph and process one of the most colorful parts of the night sky, the Orion constellation. It will …

Cameras

5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

Higher Education

Tutorial: How to Batch Process Your RAW Time-Lapse Photography

Time-lapse photography seems pretty straightforward, right? You just capture a stream of images over a designated time frame and put them together in …

Nikon D750 review

To really get a feel for the differences between the D750 and the D810, I tested both side-by-side and more emerged than I expected beyond the …

Tip of the Day: Save Storage by Turning on iCloud Photo Library

One of the major benefits of iOS 8.1 is iCloud Photo Library. All your photos can now live in the cloud rather than being tied to a particular device, making them available to you regardless of which device you're using. Any change you make to a photo or video on one device is carried over to the …

iCloud

piccure+ Software Promises to Give Your $300 Lens the Magic of a $3,000 Lens

What’s the difference between the results of a $300 consumer lens and a $3,000 top-of-the-line lens? If piccure is to be believed, one answer is …

Five Keys to Better Black and White Landscapes

We are blessed that we were born with the ability to see in color. Seeing the deep blue of a summer’s sky or the intense red of a spring rose is …

Landscape Photography

6 Essential Lessons in Landscape Photography

Landscape photographers are perhaps amongst the superstars of the photographic world. Their images draw you in, detail the beauty of the natural …

Landscape Photography

Hyperfocal Distance: A Landscape Photographer's Friend

We have all seen those wonderful shots, those beautiful landscapes that are in focus from what seems like inches in front of the lens element to …

Landscape Photography

Independent opinions and commentary about the latest news. Get insights on financial, political & economic issues from global thought leaders.

Banking<p>Andrew Polk<p>China's Financial Opening Isn't Quite What It Seems<p>2<p>Asian Economy<p>Daniel Moss<p>Good News Is No Longer Unspeakable in Japan<p>U.S. …

Scott Pruitt

Russia passes law requiring online personal data to be stored inside its borders

A new law passed by Russian parliament today requires that internet companies store the personal data of Russian users inside the country's borders, a move that could make it easier for government officials to keep tabs on citizens. Members of parliament have defended the bill as a measure to …

Design Tips From 11 Relaxing Summer Bedrooms

These rooms will make you want to stay buried under the covers all day long.<p>Stylish and welcoming, the best summery bedrooms beckon both day and night.

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

32 of the Best Chromecast Apps

Google Chromecast is an unusual device. Unlike most streaming set-top boxes, it doesn’t come with a remote, a bevy of pre-loaded apps or even an obvious menu system.<p>Instead, the Chromecast acts as a conduit for the apps and content you might find on your PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet. The latter …

DIY board and batten

Thank you for waiting for this post. I know some of you have been patiently waiting for the “JustaGirl” version of this. I will say that after …

Power Tools

Our $57 Board and Batten Tutorial (It's Surprisingly Easy!)

Yesterday you saw how our board and batten project came out for the Pinterest Challenge, so today we’re back with the full tutorial shebang. And hold …