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Forest Service to allow logging of burned trees near Yosemite National Park | Reuters

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The U.S. Forest Service said on Wednesday it would sell thousands of trees burned in last year’s devastating wildfire around Yosemite National Park to loggers in an effort to reduce fuel for future blazes and stimulate the regional economy.<p>In a draft decision, the …

Capresso MT600 review: Get your morning coffee fast, at a resonable price, and with style - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Capresso MT600 costs less than premium coffee makers, brews 10 cups in under eight minutes and looks good doing it.<p><b>The Bad</b> The MT600 won't provide you with a delightfully delicious brew and fills the air with distracting gurgles.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> If all you want in a coffee machine is …

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Building Better Teachers

Mastering the craft demands time to collaborate—just what American schools don't provide.<p>Teaching dwarfs every other profession that requires a college degree. Nationwide, 3.7 million schoolteachers serve grades K–12—more than all the doctors, lawyers, and engineers in the country combined. Teacher …

Yoga for Back Pain Relief app review: heal your back

Introduction<p>If you’re anything like me and spend hours each day sitting at a desk then you’ll almost definitely want to check out Yoga for Back Pain …

The Rockford Style

Eastwood? McQueen? Why James Garner is the real star of his era.<p>Stand aside for Maverick! Stand aside again for Jim Rockford! They live forever in the shining presence of one man! Let his name ring out: James Bumgarner!<p>Or perhaps not. At the appropriate moment, he changed his moniker. It was his …

What's the Difference Between My Photo Stream and Camera Roll?

<b>UPDATE, Sept. 18, 2014:</b> Where is Camera Roll in iOS 8? Find out <b>how to find your photos in iOS 8</b>.<p>You're snapping away photos with your iPhone, and see …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

Take a look at the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven (pictures)

Updated: February 7, 2014 / Caption: Ry Crist / Photo: Colin West McDonald/CNET<p>Roomy interior<p>Updated: February 7, 2014 / Caption: Ry Crist / Photo: Colin West McDonald/CNET<p>Familiar controls<p>Updated: February 7, 2014 / Caption: Ry Crist / Photo: Colin West McDonald/CNET<p>Pressure seal<p>Updated: February …

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Where You Are: Cartography as Wayfinding for the Soul

Humanity has had a long and obsessive relationship with maps as sensemaking tools serving such diverse purposes as propaganda, imaginative interpretation, emotional memory, and timekeeping. Far from the precise navigational tools they once were, maps have now blossomed into masterworks of artful …

2013’s Best Books on Writing and Creativity

After the year’s best books in photography, psychology and philosophy, art and design, history and biography, science and technology, “children’s” (though we all know what that means), and pets and animals, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists concludes with the year’s best …

The Best Book I Read This Year

The Atlantic's editors and writers share their favorite titles—new, classic, or somewhere in between—from a year of reading.<p>Viking Adult; Sceptre; Random House; Anchor<p><i>The Atlantic</i> editors and writers share their favorite titles—new, classic, or somewhere in between—from a year of reading:<p><b>See also:</b> …

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<i>(Music by Steve Gunn, Barry London, C.J. Boyd, Lineland)</i><p>Jim Power, also known as the Mosaic Man, has been adorning the lampposts of New York City’s East Village for almost thirty years. After giving up his union carpenter job, Jim began beautifying the once rough and tumble neighborhood, supported …

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Creating handmade ornaments is such a fun, fulfilling thing to do around the holidays. This easy and completely customizable star ornament is a great project to do with kids. Let them pick their own paint color, or buy solid-colored straws if you prefer a paint-free project. I’m even thinking about …

'It Feels Like Education Malpractice'

What one woman learned from 10 years of teaching in a New York City public school<p>Laurel Sturt was a 46-year-old fashion designer in New York City whose career trajectory took an unlikely shift one day on the subway. A self-proclaimed social activist, Sturt noticed an ad for a Teaching Fellows …

Four iOS 7 privacy tips

Keep your location to yourself; block people in Phone, Messages, and FaceTime; give Safari trackers the boot; and see a link's URL before you follow it.<p>If you haven't upgraded your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iOS 7 yet, I have only one question: What are you waiting for?<p>That's not to say the new …

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Obama's Wars

• <b>Author:</b> Bob Woodward<p>In <i>Obama’s Wars</i>, Bob Woodward provides the most intimate and sweeping portrait yet of the young president as commander in chief. Drawing on internal memos, classified documents, meeting notes and hundreds of hours of interviews with most of the key players, including the …

Coffee Filter Sunflowers

Made from coffee filters and crayons, this sunflower is adorable and perfect for little kids.<p>Get the instructions for ––> Coffee Filter Sunflowers

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

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