Karen Pighin

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With California's 'sanctuary cities,' Trump might be starting a fight he can't win

President Trump wasted no time inviting a showdown with California and other liberal states with his threat this week against so-called sanctuary cities, setting off a frenzy of resistance that will test the president's power to carry out his vision to deport millions of people here illegally.<p>The …

Immigration

8 Ways to Keep Your Shoes From Smelling Like Stinky Feet

With sneakers trending and temperatures rising, we’re ditching our boots for shoes that let us go sockless. But with this switch comes a problem we …

3 ways to silence annoying people online

We all love the Internet because it can constantly keep us connected to people. We also hate the Internet because it keeps us constantly connected to people. The joys of talking to a long-distance friend can be overshadowed by reply all emails and trolls on social media. Don't you wish you could …

Internet

Smoothness trick for knitting in the round.

Jag-less join in the round. This one is a little less than perfect but look below for what a hot mess it looks when you do get a jag/step.A simple …

How to set up your new Mac like a pro

‘Tis the season for gift-giving, and one of the hottest gifts around is a new MacBook or iMac. If you’re one of the lucky ones to get one this year, you’ll want to rip open that box, tear off that plastic sheeting, and get to the good stuff.<p>Once you’ve plugged in your new Mac, you’re in for a …

Outer Fun & Fast Scarf pattern by Virginia Sattler-Reimer

Knitting

Why I ditched Apple Music for Spotify

Apple Music debuted in June, with an assertion of that it is the music service to end all music services. It has a few good things going for it; it includes hand-curated playlists, has an exclusive live radio station and it's already installed on iOS gadgets. In the months since its launch, …

Quickly create a VPN with the Hotspot Shield browser extension

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 hotspot without worrying about your unencrypted data being seen by prying eyes?<p>A VPN can assuage these issues, but VPN software typically either …

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

Seriously!<p>A couple of month's ago, <i>Men's Health</i> asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world's top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for <i>Men's Health</i>. And, of course, he obliged. But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan featured just two exercises.<p>That's right: When …

Go Complete XKCD's Random Quiz in the Name of Arbitrary Science

Most surveys are written with the intent of finding something out. The <i>XKCD</i> survey, written by stick-cartoonist extraordinaire Randall Munroe, doesn’t …

How to fix battery life issues in iOS 8.4.1

iOS 8.4.1 might have fine-tuned Apple Music, but some users are complaining about about battery issues after updating to Apple’s latest mobile operating system.<p>If you’re afflicted, the good news is that iOS 9 is right around the corner. The bad news? That doesn’t help you now, and iOS 9 will likely …

Suspended – Medium

These Really Easy Hip Stretches Will Relieve The Tension Of A Stressful Day

We hold a lot of stress and tension in our hips, an area of the body that is often ignored during a workout warm-up or a stretching session.<p>Runners, desk-sitters and long-commuters all typically have tight hips. To remedy, follow along with LA-based yoga instructor Vytas Baskauskas, who …

Calm down and rock on; Apple isn’t adding DRM to your music

No, you won’t lose all your DRM-free iTunes music. At least, not without deleting your actual files and not having a backup. Apple isn’t adding DRM to your iTunes files, either.<p>The reality here is that Apple will not automatically remove any iTunes music files you own on your computer and replace …

Smart TV

Leon Russell on His Lost Doc’s Long, Strange Trip

Ask Leon Russell a straight question — say, about the documentary made about him in the early Seventies that’s just now seeing the light of day — and …

Why romance novelists are the rock stars of the literary world

Romance writing isn’t just a billion-dollar industry. It’s also the nicest meritocracy around.<p>When American filmmaker Laurie Kahn set out to make <i>Love</i> …

20 Cult-Favorite Asian Beauty Products You Need in Your Life

These will forever change your skincare and makeup game.<p>Sure, you're already acquainted with the drugstore basics—you know, the same beloved Burt’s Bees moisturizer and Wet n Wild blush you’ve used since college—but it’s time to break out of your comfort zone and step into the wide, wonderful world …

14 Ways for How to Lose Belly Fat Fast

My friend Kimberly was making yet another series of desperate New Year’s weight loss resolutions.<p>“Every year, I starve myself for months, I lose …

Nutrition

Elfin Hats for Adults

This week’s snowfall in New York City may not have been historic, but in the early hours of Tuesday morning it did have us all behaving like little …

10 tips and tricks to get the most out of your new Chromecast

Someone put a new Chromecast for you under the tree, or maybe you just bought one for yourself to finally bring Netflix to your TV. You unpacked it, …

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Ray Davies: 'I'm haunted by the songs I have written but never recorded'

Geography is important to Ray Davies. We meet for lunch in Hampstead in north London, at an Italian institution of a restaurant called Villa Bianca. Davies, now 69, grew up only a couple of miles away on the other side of the heath, in Muswell Hill. He lives even closer, in a terraced house in …

Remembering The Singing 'Mayor Of MacDougal Street'

<i>Inside Llewyn Davis</i> is set in the Greenwich Village folk music scene of the early 1960s. In a scene from the Coen brothers movie, the fictional Llewyn Davis sits on stage and sings a tune that Dave Van Ronk performed and recorded. Like Van Ronk, the fictional Davis has dark hair and a beard, and …