Laura Stone

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8 hacks to help you keep your resolutions

<b>This article is by staff writer April Dykman.</b><p>When I was in the first stage of personal finance, I had two obvious goals:<p>Pay off my credit card<p>Save …

A Comprehensive Guide to Web Application Testing

Web applications<p>We’re now living in a time where users expect as much functionality, reliability and flexibility from Web apps as desktop programs. All our data is slowly but surely moving into the cloud, and businesses are looking to the Web for software to easily implement and deploy across the …

Modelling a Basic Income with Python and Monte Carlo Simulation

Basic Income is a popular policy floating around the internet lately. The idea consists of declaring that the government will pay each living adult a …

The State Of Responsive Web Design

Most designers like pixel perfection, but “normal”-sized images on high-density devices look pixelated and blurry. Simply serving double-sized images …

On a Mac, but you have to test IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9 and IE10? (Poor you!) Luckily there's a one-line fix.

Greg Thornton created some scripts that make it super simple.Assuming you have curl installed on you Mac, run this to setup IE virtual machines:<b>curl</b> …

The 10 Most Important Things to Simplify in Your Life

<i>“Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.” —</i>Thomas à Kempis<p>Simplicity brings balance, …

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

Travel Photography

The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/12/clearest-lake-in-the-world-in-pictures<p>720<p>The visibility of distilled water is about 80 …

Awe-Inspiring Photos of Earth's Oldest Living Trees

In a protected area high in the White Mountains in eastern California, 15 miles east of Bishop, you'll find the oldest living trees in the world. The gnarled beauties, called the Great Basin Bristlecone Pine, are believed to be 1,000 to around 4,800 years old. Can you imagine the amount of history …

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

Can An Old Massachusetts Fishing Port Light The World Again?

A shabby old fishing port on the South Coast of Massachusetts was once known as the City That Lit the World. Its whale oil powered candles and lamps around the country.<p>Now, the city is trying to rekindle that flame with an alternative form of energy: offshore wind.<p><b>A Distant History Of Wealth</b><p>New …

We have always been modern, and it has often scared us

The idea that our world and even our minds are being made radically different by new technologies, above all the internet and social media, is …

Edith Heard: 'We can't undo what our parents have given us in terms of our genes'

When something isn't working, Edith Heard is the kind of person who will try to fix it. And at the top of her list might well be the reputation of …

The Anthony Weiner Story The New York Times Didn't Want You To See

Published. Then deleted. Update: Several hours after this story was posted the New York Times republished their story.

The Number Of Children Living In Poverty Grew 23% Even After The Recession

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It wasn't so long ago that David Hutchinson spent a month sleeping under a bridge while his wife and young daughter spent their nights at a domestic violence shelter.<p>But this wasn't a case of domestic violence. The couple simply had no choice. There were just no shelters in …

American dystopia doesn’t have to happen

We may be living in a mash-up of “1984” and “The Matrix,” but Andrew O’Hehir hasn’t given up hope yet<p>92nd Street Y<p>June 24, 2013 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Are we living in George Orwell's worst nightmare come true?<p>As part of 92Y's partnership with Salon, Andrew O'Hehir breaks down the predictions of sci-fi …

The future of the “ex-gay” movement

<b>Alan Chambers, President of Exodus International (AP/Alan Marler)</b><p>Former Exodus International head Alan Chambers talked to Salon about shuttering the organization, and what’s next<p>Katie McDonough<p>June 24, 2013 5:52pm (UTC)<p>Alan Chambers stunned evangelical Christians and gay rights advocates last week …

Report: How People Really Use Tablets While Watching TV

The whole industry is building iPad apps that integrate with television. But Nielsen’s latest report gets hard numbers on whether or not this trend actually makes sense.<p>About half of all smartphone and tablet owners use these devices while watching TV. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, because …

Is Apple Facing A Designer And Developer Revolt Over iOS 7?

iOS 7 is one of the biggest changes for the iPhone and iPad since…. the iPhone, a stunning new interface according to Apple CEO, Tim Cook. It’s the first OS to be influenced by design guru Jony Ive. It has plenty going for it. But there is a strong and impassioned chorus of disapproval from …