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This video series teaches you all the Photoshop basics for free

Popular YouTube channel TastyTuts has put together this 33-video Beginner's Guide to Adobe Photoshop—a godsend for anybody who wants to learn Photoshop from scratch.

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What Makes a Genius?

Some minds are so exceptional they change the world. We don’t know exactly why these people soar above the rest of us, but science offers us clues.

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The Weird Ways Americans Try to Make the Wilderness Comfy | WIRED

To be able to unplug and enjoy nature, you need outhouses and food trucks.

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How a Ragtag Gang of Retirees Pulled Off the Biggest Jewel Heist in British History

The police and public gasped at the audacity of the Great Hatton Garden heist of 2015, where millions in cash and jewels were taken from an underground vault in London’s diamond district. Mark Seal investigates the unorthodox daring of the perpetrators�

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A 19-year-old made a free robot lawyer that has appealed $3 million in parking tickets

It's a simple bot that helps with court appeals — but could it replace the need for human lawyers?

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6 Things Great Leaders Do Differently - Forbes

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that leadership skills are natural traits that belong only to a lucky few. Great leadership is a matter of choice, and you can improve your leadership skills today.

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7 countries where Americans can study at universities, in English, for free (or almost free) - The Washington Post

Finland will finance your free education, but not your coffee break.

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BBC News - 100 things we didn't know last year

Interesting and unexpected facts can emerge from daily news stories and the Magazine picks out such snippets for its weekly feature, 10 things we didn't know last week. Here's an almanac of the best of 2014.

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Holiday Gift Guide:
The Outdoor Enthusiast

Awesome gift ideas for outdoorsy folk. You know who they are! We hope this awesome gift guide gives you some good ideas!

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New Clock May End Time As We Know It : NPR

Scientists working to create the perfect atomic clock have a fundamental problem: Right now, on the ceiling, time is passing just a bit faster than it is on the floor.

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Nik Wallenda says Chicago wind kept him from dawdling on wire walk - Chicago Tribune

Nik Wallenda successfully completed his controversial Chicago skywalk Sunday, breaking two world records and defying critics who claimed the stunt was too dangerous to perform without a harness.

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UNC students likely will keep degrees despite fraud - CNN.com

The accrediting group that covers UNC can't take away degrees due to academic fraud, its president says.

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A Guy Recorded His Phone Call When He Tried To Cancel Cable, And It's A Total Nightmare

Calling your cable provider is always a headache, but this case is much worse than your average support phone call.

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Hurricane Arthur puts a damper on July 4 celebrations

Residents and vacationers in North Carolina’s outer banks are preparing for the storm.

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New sensors will scoop up 'big data' on Chicago

The curled metal fixtures set to go up on a handful of Michigan Avenue light poles later this summer may look like delicate pieces of sculpture, but researchers say they'll provide a big step forward in the way Chicago understands itself by observing the

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Pre-Game Fenway Park: 13 Spots in the New Kenmore Square

Despite being the site of major trolley and subway lines, Kenmore Square has never really been a destination. Unless you count the punk scene it attracted in the 1980s, or the methadone hub it became in the '90s....

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The Best Illusion of the Year Contest

The Best illusion of the Year Contest announced its winners this past weekend in a ceremony at St. Pete Beach, Florida. The winners are:1st prize The Dynamic EbbinghausChristopher Blair, Gideon Caplovitz, and Ryan Mruczek(University of Nevada Reno, USA, U

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O'Hare CTA station closed 'for the foreseeable future' because of crash

The CTA train that jumped the platform and scaled an escalator at O'Hare International Airport, injuring more than 30 people,

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    11 Remarkable Ways Detroit Changed The World For The Better

    This post is part of HuffPost's Good News USA series, which showcases both past and present ways cities across the country have created a positive impact worldwide and within their own communities. The 2013 version of Detroit may be bankrupt and b...

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      Sochi plans mass killing of stray dogs ahead of Winter Olympics 

      A pest control company which has been killing stray dogs in Sochi for years told The Associated Press on Monday that it has a contract to exterminate more of the animals throughout the Olympics.

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        Does Your Car Need a Privacy Policy? The AAA Says, Yes

        Amid a Driver Privacy Act and more interest by the FTC in auto data tracking, AAA suggested best practices to protect driving data.

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          Man crashes into gas station: steals banana.

          Call it the case of the banana-eating bandit.  Police in Connecticut say they're looking for a man who smashed his vehicle into a gas station in Newington, swiped a banana from a shelf and ate it before leaving early Wednesday morning. Nothing else w

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              Why the Best Conspiracy Theories About JFK’s Assassination Are Bunk

              Fifty years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, 59 percent of Americans still believe it was the work of a conspiracy. I was once among them. Back in the early 1970s, as a high school senior and college freshman, I read Mark Lane’s

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                Newsweek: Los Angeles’s Endangered Modernist Homes

                Los Angeles’s architectural gems are being endangered by a hot real estate market—and a decidedly Beverly Hills aesthetic.