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Review: Landscape Photography (eBook & Video Tutorial) by Nicole Young

If you are into landscape photography, the subjects and the creative possibilities are endless. How do you shoot the different scenes in order to end …

22 Pictures That Prove We're Living In The Damn Future

The future is now, y'all.

Drones

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

Coffee

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Learning

10 Pancake Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

How to make pancakes like a short order cook. Just avoid these common mistakes!<p>For many Americans, pancakes evoke a certain kind of nostalgia. People make pancakes because they're delicious, crowd-pleasing, and easy. Well, sort of easy. There are a few crucial mistakes that home chefs commonly make …

Breakfast

This Time-Lapse Video Makes Iceland Look Like a Science Fiction Wonderland

You may have already seen this 2012 time-lapse video of Iceland, but dare we say this new video of the Northern lights over Iceland is even better?<p>Shot by photographer Oli Haukur Myradi of Ozzo Photography, this time-lapse video of the Aurora Borealis in Iceland was filmed in the winter of 2014, …

Best Pre-Race Warmup

Here’s what’s going on. Just like stretching out a spring, stretching a muscle impairs its ability to store energy. When you run, a large part of the force of impact is absorbed and recycled to help propel you forward on your next step. Though not every study that the researchers reviewed found a …

6 Surprising Tactics Of An Unassuming Billionaire

At this year’s South by Southwest Conference, I had the opportunity to spend time with Scott Cook, founder of Intuit. It was the first time we had the chance to connect since my company, Docstoc, was acquired by them.<p>Scott is a staple on the Forbes Billionaire List. A self-made man, he built his …

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who lived with his parents in Hanoi, Vietnam, and had a day job programming location devices for taxis, …

Angry Birds

How Russell Crowe's Noah united two religions – against it

<b>Name:</b> Noah.<p><b>Age:</b> Minus two weeks.<p><b>Appearance:</b> That depends. There are about seven different versions.<p><b>I'm confused. I thought there was only one Noah in the Bible? And didn't he live for 950 years?</b> Sure, in a biblical kind of way.<p><b>But?</b> But we're not talking about Noah the person, we're talking about …

Helvetica: one font to rule them all

One of the few places the Helvetica font has failed to infiltrate over the past half-century is the graveyard – Roman typefaces such as Perpetua or Bembo tend to work better on headstones. But perhaps now is the time to put it there. The recent death of Mike Parker, often labelled "the godfather of …

Temperfect Mug Makes Your Coffee/Tea Just Right

The perfect cup of coffee is one where the temperature is not too hot or too cold. You don’t want to burn yourself and you also don’t want an ice …

Coffee

Deltaprintr: a quick, tall 3D printer for under $700 (video)

The trio behind the Deltaprintr launched their project with a noble enough goal: creating a 3D printer that was cheap enough so as to actually be affordable for college students like themselves. The result comes in $685, preassembled. Not too shabby, so far as these things go. And with the project …

The Trick That Can Double (Or Quadruple) Your Memory

Want to improve your memory? Then turn large batches of information into chunks–here’s how.<p>How did an average-IQ undergraduate manage to be able to instantly remember seven random phone numbers?<p>Cambridge neuroscientist Daniel Bor explains the process in <i>The Ravenous Brain.</i> The student had …

50 Best Albums of 2013

The past 12 months had more great music going on than any year in recent memory. Some of the most innovative artists of the last decade — Kanye West, …

Music

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Swastikas and safety pins: London punks strike a pose

The swastika, the school tie, the Union Jack, Karl Marx and the razor blade – these are just some of the motifs of punk style that catch the eye in Karen Knorr and Olivier Richon's Punks. It is a glimpse of a time (1977) and a place (the London punk scene) that has been well-documented, but not in …

Infographic: The Two States Everyone’s Fleeing From

7.1 million Americans moved to a different state in 2012. So where did they all go?<p>It’s like a big game of musical chairs. In any given year, 7.1 million U.S. citizens move from state to state, as if they’re trading one life for another.<p>A new infographic by data journalist Chris Walker traces these …

If you believe The Matrix franchise, what we think is our everyday life is in fact a simulation generated by an all-powerful computer. However this idea may not simply be science fiction and 'cosmic rays' could reveal that we are indeed living in a simulated universe. According to Discover magazine, physicists can offer us the ability to test whether we live in our own virtual Matrix, by studying radiation from space. More here: http://fw.to/8QtnaZV

GTA Online impressions

Rockstar’s ambitious Grand Theft Auto multiplayer is heady with anarchic distraction but currently feels surprisingly restrictive. Phill Cameron returns to Los Santos to find there is still work to be done.<p>The format of GTA Online feels like the setup for some grand punchline, a meta-commentary on …

Grand Theft Auto

Revealing Photos of New York City from the 70s and 80s

New York City was the urban culture capital of the 70s and 80s, setting trends and leaving an impression on the world. While the Big Apple has maintained its creative influence, a lot has changed over the years. Taking a look back at photos by documentary photographers from three to four decades …

New York City

Engadget's tablet buyer's guide: fall 2013 edition

Fall is the season of change, and tablet makers are embracing this concept with gusto -- Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and others have all refreshed their lineups. In many cases, , even, these refreshes are actually giant upgrades. The iPad mini finally has a Retina display, for example, while the …

Nikon Teases New Retro-Styled Full-Frame in Mysterious ‘Pure Photography’ Ad

Shortly after Sony announced the mirrorless a7 and a7R full-frames, rumors broke that Nikon had a new full-frame of its own coming in short order. As …

Absurd Creature of the Week: Elusive Goblin Shark Has World’s Most Terrifying Jaws

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 10.18.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>In the movie <i>Labyrinth</i>, David Bowie stars as …

How air travel has changed

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6 new uses for your old iPad

Getting a new tablet? Before you sell the old one, consider putting to use in other ways.<p>If the arrival of Apple's latest iPad is tempting you to upgrade, you might be debating the fate of your old iPad.<p>Two options: keep or sell. The latter can net you some funds to help defray the cost of the new …

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