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How to Make Your Wifi Router as Secure as Possible

Though more router manufacturers are making routers easier to set up and configure—even via handy little apps instead of annoying web-based …

Wi-Fi

Trump is what happens when postmodernism goes too far, Michiko Kakutani argues

In Michiko Kakutani’s new book, <i>The Death of Truth</i>, out July 17 from Tim Duggan Books, the former chief book critic of the New York Times puts forward an intriguing argument: The American right’s discarding of truth is a descendent of the postmodern movement, which ruled American and European …

Donald Trump

Why Aren't You Watching These Netflix Hidden Gems Yet?

Remember the feeling of flipping through channels aimlessly, and not landing on anything interesting enough to stop scrolling? Two hundred channels, …

TV

Trump’s presidency is illegitimate

<b>(Getty/Sean Gallup)</b><p>Meuller’s indictments of 12 Russian intelligence agents prove that the Kremlin stole the election for Trump<p>Lucian K. Truscott IV<p>July 14, 2018 12:00pm (UTC)<p>It’s all right there in the indictment — day by day, hack by hack, theft by theft — how agents of the Russian intelligence …

Donald Trump

Book clinic: what are the best novels about ancient Greeks and Romans?

<b>Other than</b> <b>Madeline Miller</b> <b>and</b> <b>Mary Renault</b><b>, what literature can I read that explores the classical setting of ancient Greece and Rome?</b><br>Livvy Muir, 18, hoping to study comparative literature with ancient Greek at University College London<p><b>Natalie Haynes</b><b>, writer, broadcaster and classicist:</b><br>For ancient …

Books

Republicans Thought Peter Strzok Would Be a Punching Bag. He Just Knocked Them Out.

He was supposed to be a key in the imaginary conspiracy Trump’s congressional lackeys and media fantasists have desperately tried to write as …

Donald Trump

Want Students to Read Deeply? Ask Them These Two Kinds of Questions

Students often summarize or spout cliched morals when asked to analyze literature. But a new study finds two new ways teachers can get them to look …

Teaching

Here Are 10 Lightroom Tips You Really Should Know, According to Peter McKinnon

Lightroom tutorials are a well you can return to again and again because there’s so much to learn about this complex and crucial imaging program. …

Tutorials

Infographic: 44 words and phrases that are killing your message

For good writing, less is often more.Disposable comments and trivial remarks make reading more difficult for your audience and muddy the meaning of …

Public Relations

A Google Executive Just Admitted a Frightening Truth About Its Search Engine. Here It Is in 5 Words

Well, this should make a few people think a little more.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You do it all the time, don't you?<p>You're at a restaurant, in a bar, on a train, or merely prostrate on the sofa when a question comes …

Google Search

Student-Made E-Books: A Beautiful Way to Demonstrate Learning

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast:</b><p><b>You’ve reached the end of a unit or year,</b> and you want students to demonstrate their learning in a way that requires …

200 Years of Frankenstein: Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece as a Lens on Today’s Most Pressing Questions of Science, Ethics, and Human Creativity

“The labours of men of genius, however erroneously directed, scarcely ever fail in ultimately turning to the solid advantage of mankind.”<p>A teenage girl grieving the death of her infant daughter is sitting on the almost unbearably beautiful shore of a Swiss mountain lake. Her own mother, a …

Mary Shelley

These Are The 12 Refreshing As Hell Cocktails You Should Be Making This Summer

Here's how to step up that cookout game 10000%.

Recipes

‘We believed we could remake ourselves any way we liked’: how the 1990s shaped #MeToo

While promising liberation and endless possibility, the culture of the decade drove us relentlessly in pursuit of perfection.<p>By Eve Fairbanks<p>I have been at that door so many times. The one you walk through into his apartment, or let him through into yours, and something shifts. It’s as quick as the …

Feminism

Photographers: It's Time to Start Watermarking Your Images

<i>A Virginia Federal Court ruling has potentially affected how copyright images are protected</i><p>We won’t get much into the specifics of what is going on …

Tutorials

The treasure hunters on a deadly quest for an eccentric's $2m bounty

We want to imagine ourselves as great explorers, doing bold deeds which aren’t available or feasible in today’s world Chris Hanson, treasure hunter<p>Sacha Johnston was inching along a dirt road in a narrow canyon in northern New Mexico. “Just guide me,” Johnston said to her search partner, Cory …

Archaeology

5 guitar tricks you can learn from Eric Johnson

<b>Eric Johnson’s professional career began back in the late 1960s with the band Mariani (he was only 15 at the time) followed in 1974-77 by a stint</b> …

Guitar

The History of Rock Musically Told in 100 Guitar Riffs and 100 Bass Riffs

Rare exceptions may only underline the rule: a good rock riff should be simple, primal—two, three, <i>maybe</i> four notes. What makes a riff so distinctive …

Guitar

How this 25-year-old freelancer made $150,000 in 6 months off Fiverr

In November 2015, Alex Fasulo had been living in New York City for about a month. One morning, she left her apartment in the Bushwick neighborhood of …

Employment

This App Helps Photographers Take the Perfect Landscape Photo

GoldenHour.One is an iOS-only app that tells photographers when a specific location is going to be at its most photogenic. It goes way deeper than …

Photography

The daily routine of 20 famous writers (and how you can use them to succeed)

Several years just flew by and there’s even fewer days left to live for — does it feel like you’re falling further and further behind your …

Literature

Allan Holdsworth's 10 Most Useful Scales

One of the late Allan Holdsworth's many strengths as a guitarist was his ability to improvise. "I knew if I wanted to improvise over chord changes, …

Guitar

The Six Most Valuable Guitars of All Time

<b>By Christopher Scapelliti</b><p>John Lennon’s 1962 Gibson J-160E jumbo acoustic-electric flattop smashed world records when it sold for $2.4 million at …

Here’s a Cool Trick That Lets You Take Amazing Night Photos Without a Tripod (VIDEO)

If you’ve ever tried to take to take a photo at night without a tripod you know the results can be very blurry or very noisy or, in most cases, both. …

Photography Tutorials

You Need to Know About This Noise Reduction Trick Before You Start Photographing

Poor image quality cameras such as drones or older DSLR cameras benefit particularly well from this technique, but it does work with any camera.<p>It …

Why you should get a burner phone number, even if you aren't a spy

Apps make it easy to create a second number.<p>The first time you heard of a burner phone—a cheap prepaid mobile intended for temporary use—was probably while watching a crime drama. But an extra cell phone comes in handy even when you operate on the right side of the law.<p>A second number can help you …

Apps

Prints That Pop: 10 Ways to Get Better Photo Prints from Digital Images

When teamed together properly, your image files, monitor, image-processing software, and printer can produce prints that you will be justly proud to …

Tutorials

7 Plants You Can Eat If You're Stranded in the Wild

1 of 9<p>Edible Plants<p>On the off chance that you find yourself stranded in the wilderness on your next camping trip or hike, don’t panic — there are …

Native Americans

Guitar Essentials: How to Harness the Powerfully Versatile Mixolydian Mode

0<p>SHARES<p>The Mixolydian mode is a favorite among guitarists in a number of different genres. It’s constructed starting on the fifth degree of any major …

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje review – a novel shrouded in secrecy

A boy alone in postwar London is drawn into shadowy worlds in this suspenseful yet frustrating story from the English Patient author<p>Michael Ondaatje likes writing about uncertainties, mysteries and doubts, not quite with the Keatsian ambition of resisting “any irritable reaching after fact and …

Books