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You Can Watch 99 Hours of Free Online Photography Classes from the School of Visual Arts (SVA)

Here’s something photo-related you can do over the long Memorial Day weekend coming up. The School of Visual Arts in New York City has 99 hours of …

Photography

If You Want to Be a Great Leader, You Should Stop Using These Phrases Now

Your words have the power to either inspire or discourage your employees<p>When you're a manager, your employees are constantly watching to see how you behave and what you say. As a result, it's important to be intentional about your choice of words in any setting.<p>As the boss, there are certain things …

The 9 Greatest TV Shows Of All-Time, According To Rotten Tomatoes

The Wire and The Sopranos aren't on there<p>If you think it's difficult for movies to get the coveted 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, then spare a thought for long-running TV shows.<p>To recap: RT aggregates the scores of numerous critics, so it's a measure of consensus, and puts those shows that are …

10 Ways Your Body Is Telling You You’re Running Low on Key Vitamins

Your body gives you a lot of information, including what's going on inside that you may not be able to see. The key is to pay attention to …

World's Most Stunning Public Staircases Photos

Sure, elevators are more convenient, but staircases provide a window to the world so rarely seen from any other vantage point. No matter if they are etched into the side of a rock face, as the 740 steps are at Colombia's 10-million-ton Stone of El Peñol, or cut through water, like the Moses Bridge …

South America

Google Is Giving Away Its Best Tools for Managers Absolutely Free | Inc.com

When it comes to developing great managers, Google doesn't leave much to chance. The data-obsessed company famously spent years studying the attributes of effective managers for its Project Oxygen, determining that technical expertise was less important than less-sexy attributes like consistency, …

Goal Setting

Need a new password? Don't choose one of these 306 million

Troy Hunt, the security expert behind Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), has released 306 million previously-pwned passwords in a bid to help individuals and companies ramp up their online security. The passwords have been mined from dozens of data breaches, and now anyone can download them for free.<p>HIBP …

Cybersecurity

Bill Gates: He eats Big Macs for lunch and schedules every minute of his day - meet the man worth $80 billion

With $80 billion, Bill Gates is the world’s richest man. So how does he spend his money? What makes his life worthwhile? And is his a happy marriage? Mary Riddell spends three months with the Microsoft billionaire to find the answers.<p>Microbes fascinate Bill Gates. On his arrival for a recent …

Bill Gates

Time Traveler who spent 2 years in the future — year 2749 — tells all

In these videos (featured at the end of the article), a Time Traveler, who spent 2 years in the future in 2749 and returned to the present tells …

15 Extremely Underrated Films That Every Movie Buff Needs to See

The brilliant films of the last three decades that have fallen through the cracks of time.<p>There are so many films coming out at any given period that's it's impossible to keep track of them all. That's why we're always on the lookout for those diamonds in the rough, those films that speak to us and …

10 mostly free resources for learning Android development

Like losing weight, building muscle or learning a new language, learning to create Android apps is an ambition shared by many. Just like those other goals though, it’s also an ambition that many of us will never get around to. Partly this is because there are more pressing concerns on our radar …

Online Education

How to tell if other people think you’re hot, according to science

One of the most pressing and mysterious questions for humans, the self-centered beings that we are, is what other people think about us. We expend a huge amount of time and mental energy wondering if our date finds us attractive, or if our co-workers noticed that stupid thing we said in the meeting …

Revolutionary Laser Razor Burns Hair Off Instead of Cutting It

The Skarp Razor wants to change how you've been shaving for the last 5,000 years with lasers. Although that prospect might sound frightening, creators Morgan Gustavsson and Paul Binun have produced a futuristic device that’s actually better for your skin than traditional shaving methods—it reduces …

The Apple iPhone 7 might NEVER need to be recharged

GETTYApple iPhone 7 might NEVER need to be recharged, new solar patent suggests<p>Apple could be planning to embed solar cells beneath its touchscreens, …

24 signature sad songs of the past 20 years

Daughter, "Doing The Right Thing" (2015)

Jack White

10 more awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps you can get for free right now

Is there any better way to kick off the new year with free iPhone and iPad apps? For your enjoyment, we’ve put together another list of 10 paid iOS …

Couple married 62 years die four hours apart, holding hands

At the same time his wife Maxine’s cancer progressed, which she’d been battling since the start of the year.<p>Determined not to separate the pair, the …

This iPhone Case And App Combo May Solve A Common Selfie-Taking Problem Once And For All

There are selfie sticks, of course, that are quite useful because they basically extend the length of your selfie-taking arm. But they're a little impractical to carry, and they're, let's face it, kind of embarrassing.<p>And that's where the CaseCam comes in.<p>The CaseCam is an iPhone case, compatible …

Make your Android Device Smarter with these Handy Apps

The leap from feature phones to smartphones didn’t happen overnight. Slowly but steadily, our phones grew smarter and smarter until they’d become capable enough that we could fulfil most of our computing needs on these pocket-sized devices. The onset of powerful third-party apps spurred that …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

8 Of Google’s Craziest Offices

Google is known for its zany office designs, from stroopwafel ceilings to slides to scooters. And you thought your office’s foosball table was cool.<p>While most of us 9-to-5ers hunch over in boxy, fluorescent-lit cubicles, feeling lucky if our office has a snack machine, the Google employees of the …

10 Types Of Seafood That Will Absolutely Terrify You Before It's Cooked (PHOTOS)

If the old saying "you are what you eat" held any truth to it, we would be some scary looking mother fu**ers.<p>We apologize for the crass language, but when taking a look at what some of the most common types of seafood <i>actually</i> look like when living in their natural habitat -- ones that many of us …

Musical anhedonia: why some people just don't like music

New research reveals that some people are incapable of having an emotional response to music<p>We’ve all been either the perpetrator or victim of music snobbery, but new research has shown that it’s not all about taste – in fact, some people are biologically incapable of registering any emotional …

The complete guide to listening to music at work

If you’re reading this article at work, there’s a decent chance you’re wearing headphones.<p>It has never been easier to tune in to your own customized soundtrack—or more necessary to tune out your open-office coworkers, cubicle mates, and fellow coffee-shop denizens. But not all music is created …

Report: 'GTA 5' Is On Its Way To PC

Despite setting a suite of Guinness records for making an ungodly amount of money, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto 5 has racked up all of its unprecedented sales figures without the sizeable PC community. There have been some pretty strong hints from both NVidia and Intel about a PC port, so while it …

Google Malaysia Site DNS Hacked, Credit Claimed By ‘Team Madleets’ Hacker 1337

Google’s Malaysian site has been hacked and replaced with a splash screen giving credit to a group called “Team Madleets.” The normal site has been offline for several hours as of late Thursday afternoon and the page lists a series of handles that are ostensibly part of the team responsible. <b>Updated</b> …

Apple patents mid-air flip technology for protecting phones

<b>As smartphone owners know, even in the world of Gorilla Glass, accidents involving shattered screens still happen.</b><p>Apple's patent application number …

The Blue Screen Of Death Is Showing On iPhone 5s

The iPhone 5s has been presenting a strange display to some users recently — the blue screen of death, presumed before now to be a uniquely Microsoft feature.<p>The problem, spotted first by The Verge, has been reported by several users in various threads on Apple’s support community, as well as …