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5 Reasons to Mix Business and Family Travel

If you've ever been on a business trip and you have kids, then you can empathize with that desperate feeling of missing your kids that normally hits you within 24 hours of arriving at your destination. No matter what city you're in and how nice a hotel you're staying at, nothing can really take …

Tips for Finding Cheap Flights for Spring Break

<i>Find cheap spring break flights that will help you get into vacation mode now. (Flickr: John Murphy)</i><p>Are you ready for a spring break vacation with kids but exhausted from searching for affordable flights? Finding inexpensive airfares during peak travel times is a challenging game to play with few …

Top Ten Reasons to Take an American Queen Steamboat River Cruise

Did you know that you could cruise for nine days on the "Mighty Mississippi," and on a luxury paddlewheel steamboat?<p>In 2014, I saw an ad promoting a trip up and down the Mississippi River on The American Queen Steamboat, a recreated paddle wheeler that held about 400 people. The idea grabbed me …

The mythic Hyperloop takes an actual step toward becoming real

Ah, the Hyperloop.<p>The super high-speed rail system first dreamed up by Elon Musk was the stuff of fantasy until a team of 100 engineers from places like Nasa and Boeing formed Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and promised to turn Musk’s idea into reality. Led by CEO Dirk Ahlborn and with the …

High-speed Rail

SunEdison touts renewable energy generator, aims to bring power to 20 million people by 2020

SunEdison unveiled its ambitious plan to bring power to 20 million people by 2020 at an event in New York this week, touting new renewable energy technology for remote areas.<p>The company’s Social Innovations Group is at the forefront of this effort, developing new business models and technologies to …

No, These Aren’t Windows 95 Wallpapers. They’re Photos

Andrew Myers, a Canadian living in New York, has an impressive resume at age 28: he’s shot ads for Saatchi & Saatchi, American Express, Airbnb, and other hip marketers, as well as editorial work for the <i>New York Times Magazine</i>, <i>Time</i>, <i>GQ</i>, and some magazine called “<i>Fast Company</i>.”<p>These credits go part of …

Striking Street Photos Document the Vibrant Culture of NYC in the '70s and '80s

For over 30 years, every since his days as an NYU film student, Robert Herman has roamed the streets of New York City with his camera in hand to photograph the sights and people of his urban home. <i>The New Yorkers</i>, shot from 1978 to 2005 on Kodachrome color film, is his collection of candid photos …

New York City

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Home Tours

Hackers are stealing your tax refund

The recent slew of massive hacks are costing you money -- your U.S. government tax refund.<p>Last year alone, hackers stole more than 6.5 million Social Security numbers. The number of SSNs stolen this year might be significantly higher, given the recent Anthem hack of 80 million customers. (The …

Identity Theft

The Ubuntu Phone Is Now On Sale In Europe

At long last, the wait is finally over. The first Ubuntu-powered smartphone is on sale for the next nine hours for customers in Europe on Spanish mobile manufacturer BQ’s site.<p>The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is available for about €170 (around $195). To recap, it features a 4.5-inch display, …

Ubuntu

Europe's IXV mini 'spaceplane' set to fly

<b>Europe is all set to launch its mini "spaceplane" demonstrator.</b><p>The unmanned Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) will launch atop a Vega rocket from South America, fly east around the globe, before splashing down in the Pacific Ocean.<p>The wedge-shaped craft is designed to gather information on …

Space Exploration

Leaving Las Vegas: top things to do nearby without a casino in sight

When you’ve tired of the ding-ding-ding of the slot machines, it’s time to hit the road and grab some fresh air. Not so far from the Strip’s neon lights, here are five epic outdoor destinations, all without a smoke-choked casino in sight.<p><b>Red Rock Canyon</b><p>If you’ve only got an afternoon to spare, head …

15 Packing Tips That Will Forever Change Your Toiletry Bag

We're always in for a good packing hack, whether it's the lazy way to stockpile shampoo or the brilliant carry-on bag that feels like you're carrying nothing at all.<p>One of the biggest packing headaches we face is, well, the stuff for our face (and hair, and nails...). Toiletries and bathroom …

Letters: Death Valley is stunningly beautiful, F-18s and all

Enjoyed the Death Valley article and video (lat.ms/1L8FiWg) ["Death Valley Comes Alive" by Christopher Reynolds, Jan. 25]. We visited Death Valley only a few months ago, my first visit since the '70s, and loved it. We were standing at the viewpoint at the western entrance, and my wife was …

Death Valley

Revolutionary trails: Cuba's best hikes

Cuba’s montage of dramatic landscapes inscribed with mist-cloaked valleys, looming <i>mogote</i> hills and biologically rich reserves, presents tempting possibilities for hiking. Once a heavily restricted activity, Cuba has at last caught on to the fact that opening up its countryside to willing walkers …

Watch this real-life Forrest Gump walk across America

This amazing video shot over 14 days combines both stop motion and time-lapse of a man walking across America, from New York to San Francisco. The video is comprised of 2,770 meticulously planned individual still frames.<p><i>Directed by Sam Griffith; Produced by Blake Heal; Cinematography by Peter</i> …

San Francisco

Tantalizing Crates of Apples and Pears are Actually Boxes of Notepads

These adorable fruit-shaped notepads deliver the power of paper with the charm of nature's harvest. From a distance, the notepads look like realistic apples and pears, but up close it's plain to see that the bounty is really comprised of cut, dyed and sculpted blank pages. The notepad stems are …

Cute

Architizer

The Sunny 16 Rule – how to take photos without the use of a light-meter

<i>On a sunny day, from spring to autumn, from mid morning to mid afternoon, the correct exposure for any subject is f/16; the according shutter speed</i> …

3 (and a Half) Uses for Content Aware in Adobe Photoshop

Since <b>Adobe Photoshop CS5</b>, we’ve had a tool called <b>Content-Aware</b>. It’s been described as magical and a life-saver but what exactly is it and how can we …

How to Crop Like a Boss in Photoshop

I have a habit of shooting for the crop (see my previous article ‘No Telephoto lens No Problem – Shoot for the crop‘) which often means that my final …

Digital Cameras

How To Use Blend Modes To Totally Revamp Your Photography | Brilliant Work From Jimmy McIntyre

He says, as a closing statement, that he hopes this tutorial has inspired you to explore blend modes more. He, is Jimmy McIntyre, and he needn’t …

Tutorials

Use Spot Metering for Perfect Exposure on the First Try

Ever wondered why your shots are over or under-exposed even though you have set the proper settings for the light meter readings? Pye from SLR Lounge …

4 Ways to Use the Warp Command in Photoshop

What is Warp? The Warp command was introduced in Photoshop CS2 along with Vanishing point feature. This meant an image, or part of one, could now be …

Articles about minimal romanian attic renovation complete epic bathtub on Dwell.com - Dwell

A furniture designer carves out a modern family home in a renovated 1925 structure on the outskirts of Copenhagen.<p>Removing a sloping ceiling adds five feet of headroom to this brightened live-work space.<p>Natalie and Alan Papier had lived in their Ridgeland-Oak Park Historic home in Oak Park, IL with …

Small Spaces

Tip: Easily Remove Geotag Data Using Mac’s Preview and Windows’ Properties

If you’re not comfortable with the idea of uploading photos to the Web with geotag data baked into the file, there are some easy ways you can scrub …

Selective Sharpening Using High Pass in Adobe Photoshop

Sharpening has always been somewhat of a mystery to me. I’ve been taught that it should be done routinely with digital images and I’ve read a number …

Super-small boat cruises offer 2015 sailings to Scotland's western islands

Big cruise lines are rolling out their 2015-16 itineraries on luxury ships -- and so are new super-small ones, which operate just one boat on cruises to Scottish islands.<p>Hebrides Cruises isn't the only single-boat cruise line that operates in Scotland but it is among the newest.<p>The company last …

Scotland