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THE SELECTS: Landscapes by Jay Patel

Arizona

Blue Moon in Pictures, 7.31

Aeronautics

Breathtaking Photos of America from the U.S. Department of Interior's Carefully Curated Instagram

The U.S. Department of the Interior manages the most breathtaking lands in America and they have the photos to prove it. From the adorable bear cubs of Delaware's Water Gap National Recreation Area to Maine's Acadia National Park and New Mexico's glistening white sands, it seems that this …

National Parks

Your biggest online security mistakes (and how to avoid them)

“A strong password is one that contains enough separate information to confuse a hacker and any software he might be using to spoof your information.”<br>–Adam Levin

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

Advertisement<p>36 Comments<p>Credit: Robert Fruehauf/Shutterstock<p>Someone put a new Chromecast for you under the tree, or maybe you just bought one for …

How to bring order to your Mac's digital photo library

This blogger, amateur photographer, Mac user and family-memory archivist shares a few tips about how to keep your photos safe and organized.<p>Admit it, your digital photo library is a mess. Between your phone and dSLR camera -- or just your phone alone -- you have thousands of photos and are adding …

Apps

Buy Experiences, Not Things

Live in anticipation, gathering stories and memories. New research builds on the vogue mantra of behavioral economics.<p>Forty-seven percent of the time, the average mind is wandering. It wanders about a third of the time while a person is reading, talking with other people, or taking care of …

9 Scientifically Proven Prescriptions For Peace Of Mind

In my book <i>Mind Over Medicine</i>, I described the physiology of self-healing, how the body is geniusly equipped with natural self-healing mechanisms that …

The best mobile apps for taking notes

While our smartphones and tablets come with apps that let you jot things down, there are much better apps available that help you organize your notes and be more productive.<p>Whether you're a student taking notes for class this fall or your workday requires that you take notes in meetings, a handy …

Apps

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

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, as evidenced by the …

Time Management

Beep Connects Any Speaker to the Cloud

A pair of ex-Googlers have launched Beep, a beautiful WiFi-equipped dial that lets you stream music to any speaker with a line-in port. The device will launch this Fall with Pandora integration.<p>Multi-room streaming systems like Sonos have made listening to music easier than ever, but many of the …

13 GIFs That Show You How Everyday Items Are Made

Some we use everyday, others we only ever see the final product - but how exactly are things like forks, crash barriers, springs and even camouflage …

A Forest Hideaway Proves Concrete And Cozy Can Go Together

The AV house makes an excellent case for concrete at the domestic scale.<p>A common, if facile, critique of Brutalism is that it is widely unsuited to domestic application. A home, after all, is not a city hall (Brutalism was most extensively rendered in the service of civic structures), and it need …

Architecture