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This world map shows countries scaled to the size of their stock markets

Sometimes it helps to take look the world through an unconventional perspective when thinking about the size of things.<p>So here's a pretty awesome map from Bank of America Merrill Lynch's "Transforming World Atlas" research note that shows the world according to free-float equity market …

Markets

Mindfulness training cools inflammation - Futurity

A study of stressed-out adults suggests that mindfulness meditation causes brain changes that can lower inflammation levels.

Robot looks after residents at Italian care home - in pictures

A care home in Florence is pioneering the use of a robot as a carer for its 20 elderly residents. Robot-Era is coordinated by the Robotics Institute of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa as part of the world’s largest experiment ever carried out using service robots, which involves 160 people …

Nikon makes one of its best lenses better with the addition of image stabilization

The AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR weighs a kilogram and costs a ton<p>Full-frame camera enthusiasts have a new piece of equipment to lust after today, with Nikon introducing a new version of its highly regarded 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. This time around, it has vibration reduction built in, which should …

Cameras

Spaghetti with Strawberry-Tomato Sauce

Considering that tomato is a fruit, the addition of strawberries isn’t that strange in this sauce from Rose's Luxury. The sauce should be quite spicy, which tempers the berries’ sweetness.<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling<p>1 28-oz. can whole peeled tomatoes, drained<p>1 teaspoon …

Italian Food

How to Actually Succeed on Google+

“Our philosophy and strategy is platform agnostic, so, it can tie into many different platforms,” said Curtis Midkiff, Director of Social Engagement at the American Red Cross.<p>According to Midkiff, this philosophy is to craft a visually focused story about the Red Cross and to engage with people …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Small changes. Big results.<p>Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, …

Time Management

Get Found In Google: Make Search Engines Hungry For Your Business With These Social Techniques

Getting found in Google has become both deceptively simple and infuriatingly complex.<p>Google has made a tremendous push recently toward “quality …

Matt Cutts

Adobe turns marketing cloud up to 11 with massive update, SAP deal, new mobile tools

Adobe just fired a big shot across the bow of enterprise marketing competitors Salesforce, IBM, and Oracle with a huge update to the Adobe Marketing Cloud that sees major changes to almost all of its components.<p>The biggest change?<p>A new common layer, called Core Services, that deeply integrates all …

6 Brands That Will Have You Rethinking Your Social Media Marketing Strategy - Jeffbullas's Blog

It’s no secret; social media marketing isn’t as straightforward as it used to be and consumers are getting more socially savvy by the moment. Today’s …

Marketing

This Time Stack Technique Turns Landscapes Into Dreamy Impressionist Images

Meet Matt Molloy, a photography enthusiast and budding professional in Canada. You might’ve seen some of his jaw-dropping Impressionist …

A Guide To Black and White Portraits

There is an old quote that says, “If you want to shoot fashion, shoot in color, but if you want to shoot emotion, shoot in black and white.” I don’t …

Landscape Photography

10 Photography Hacks that will Dramatically Improve Your Photos

en_US<p>article<p>10 Photography Hacks that will Dramatically Improve Your …

Photography

4 Shooting Ideas to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing for Spring

For those of us in the currently storm and snow swept northern latitudes, spring is approaching. It is the season of new life, renewal and of course …

Landscape Photography

How To Photograph The Night Sky

Let’s go on a trip together and take stunning night sky photos. Hi, I’m <b>Dave Morrow</b>, and I will be your guide in this journey. I’m a fellow 500px-er, …

30 Awesome Photography Links From Around the Web

As another week passes us by Toad Hollow Photography has been looking high and low on the internet for the very best links to tutorials, features, …

How to Get Started With Light Painting

One of the most important things you can do for yourself as a photographer is to have fun. Whether photography serves as a source of income or is a …

Get Educated: Recommended Projects and Tutorials

As with most fields that are technology driven, in photography, if you don’t keep moving you’ll quickly find yourself dead in the water. This is why …

It’s time for a Mac OS X and iOS security checkup

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Any time there is a major security update to a piece of software I use or some sort of breach to an online service that I am …

Code.org Lets You Program Your Own Game Of Flappy Bird

Code.org is putting the incredible popularity of Flappy Bird to good use. It just released a new initiative to help young people (or whoever, really) learn how to code by building their own customized version of the absurdly simple yet highly addicting game.<p>You don’t have to know anything about …

Google Adds Full Restaurant Menus To Its Search Results Pages

Here is a small but nifty update to Google Search: if you ask it to find a restaurant menu for you, it will now often just show you the menu right on the search results page. Try this for a search like “show me the menu for fogo de chao” and the menu will be right there.<p>As far as I can see, this …

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Shooting Raw

You’ve seen it on the spec sheets for cameras you considered purchasing, you’ve read about it on one photography blog after another, and you’ve heard …

Tutorials

23 Reasons Ann Arbor Is The Best Food Town In All The Land

Ann Arbor, Michigan, where every Wolverine's heart and stomach forever belongs.

24 Outrageously Cheesy Treats That Want To Be Inside Of You

Yummy yummy cheese!

ICYMI this week's recipes include make-ahead roasted vegetable burritos, & baked spaghetti squash carbonara: http://thekitc.hn/MIo3RP

Intel's Processor Roadmap Leaves Uncertainty for Apple's 2014 Mac Updates

With Apple's Mac lineup beginning to show signs of aging, consumers are no doubt starting to wonder when they can expect updated models to hit the market. Apple's product update cycles are in large part driven by availability of new processors, so it pays to take a look at Intel's roadmap to see …

Kegbot makes creating an Android-controlled kegerator easy

The idea of a connected kegerator isn't anything new. We've seen quite a few startups build high-tech kegs -- even Google has gotten in on the action. Those projects, however, require quite a bit of technical know-how. Now there's an easier solution for the beer enthusiasts: Kegbot. Kegbot is a bit …

Use Of C Programming Languages May Be On The Decline

The C programming language family is some of the most popular on the planet. Just looking at the TIOBE Index, we see that C, Objective-C, C++ and C# …

Keep Learning Linux—It's The Future

Everyone’s a tech company these days. From new-school video streaming services like Netflix to old-school grocery businesses and government agencies, technology increasingly drives business productivity. At the heart of this movement is Linux, resulting in exceptional, highly paid job opportunities …