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Photo boudoir tips > See more results from Photo boudoir tips

Tips for boudoir photography

Coming out of the magical closet.

Coming out of the magical closet. Brandcampblog Nov 24, 2015

Have you ever thought telling someone a big, deep, dark secret would implode your whole life? Have you ever freaked out because you’re SO different that NO ONE could POSSIBLY understand, and then shared your weird anyway? Yah. You need to meet Emma Smallbone. She came out as a medium and empath after establishing a […]

Want to read it on the blog? Coming out of the magical closet.

Inside tech startups > See more results from Inside tech startups

The voice of VCs and entrepreneurs

Do Fewer Things, Better

Do Fewer Things, Better Onstartups Nov 24, 2015

I'm going to tell you a secret. I have a very simple, 4-word strategic plan (devised it a few years ago).

A life of travel > See more results from A life of travel

They are constantly on the road, practicing slow travel, or finding unusual journeys. Follow their blogs.

7 Unusual Things To Do in Dublin Insidethetravellab Nov 29, 2015

UNUSUAL THINGS TO DO IN DUBLIN: BUT FIRST… A word of warning here: don’t miss the classics in Dublin like the Book of Kells at Trinity College or the razzamatazz and history at the iconic Guinness Storehouse.  But once you’ve dipped into the Jameson Distillery and paid some kind of homage to local boys U2, […]

Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.

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Some useful resources for anyone developing on Android

Android Studio 2.0 Preview

Android Studio 2.0 Preview Blogspot Nov 23, 2015

Posted by, Jamal Eason, Product Manager, Android

One the most requested features we receive is to make app builds and deployment faster in Android Studio. Today at the Android Developer Summit, we’re announcing a preview of Android Studio 2.0 featuring Instant Run that will dramatically improve your development workflow. With Android Studio 2.0, we are also including a preview of a new GPU Profiler.

All these updates are available now in the canary release channel, so we can get your feedback. Since this initial release is a preview, you may want to download and run an additional copy of Android Studio in parallel with your current version.

New Features in Android Studio 2.0

Instant Run: Faster Build & Deploy
Android Studio’s instant run feature allows you to to quickly see your changes running on your device or emulator.

Getting started is easy. If you create a new project with Android Studio 2.0 then your projects are already setup. If you have a pre-existing app open Settings/Preferences, the go to Build, Execution, Deployment → Instant Run. Click on Enable Instant Run... This will ensure you have the correct gradle plugin for your project to work with Instant Run.

Enable Instant Run for Android Studio projects

Select Run as normal and Android Studio will perform normal compilation, packaging and install steps and run your app on your device or emulator. After you make edits to your source code or resources, pressing Run again will deploy your changes directly into the running app.

New Run & Stop Actions in Android Studio for Instant Run

For a more detailed guide setup and try Instant Run, click here.

GPU Profiler
Profiling your OpenGL ES Android code is now even easier with the GPU Profiler in Android Studio. The tool is in early preview, but is very powerful and not only shows details about the GL State and Commands, you can record entire sessions and walk through the GL [...]

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A selection of the best photography blogs

Photos of the Week: 11/21-11/27 (35 photos) Theatlantic Nov 27, 2015

Winter weather in China, Europe, and the United States, a Martian panorama, a neighborhood in flames in Manila, demonstrations in Chicago, power outages in Crimea following an attack on power lines, the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City, and much more.

A Belgian soldier patrols a shopping street in central Brussels as police searched the area during a continued high level of security following the recent deadly Paris attacks, in Belgium on November 24, 2015.

(Yves Herman / Reuters)

Images From the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards (12 photos) Theatlantic Nov 25, 2015

The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards are now taking entries, and the organizers have been kind enough to share some of their early entries with us, gathered below. Last year’s competition attracted over 173,000 entries from 171 countries. Entries will be accepted until January 5, 2016. All captions below come from the photographers.

Rush Hour. In late summer the European hamster gets ready for hibernation. He fills up his pouches with grains, roots, plants or insects and transports them into his food chamber (that's why he is running).

(© Copyright Julian Ghahreman-Rad, Austria, Nature & Wildlife, Open, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards)

Red Sludge From Brazilian Dam Collapse Reaches the Atlantic (21 photos) Theatlantic Nov 24, 2015

Earlier this month, on November 5, two dams retaining tons of iron-mining waste near the Brazilian town of Bento Rodrigues burst, releasing a massive flood of thick, red toxic mud that flattened buildings and trees, smothered the small town, and left at least six dead. The wave of toxic sludge—tested and found to contain high levels of mercury and arsenic, according to a BBC report—then moved downstream, into the Rio Doce (Doce River), and spent two weeks making its way several hundred miles downstream, finally reaching the Atlantic Ocean. According to Reuters: “Scientists say the sediment, which may contain chemicals used by the mine to reduce iron ore impurities, could alter the course of streams as they harden, reduce oxygen levels in the water and diminish the fertility of riverbanks and farmland where floodwater passed.”

An aerial view of the Rio Doce (Doce River), which was flooded with mud after a dam owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton burst, at an area where the river joins the sea, on the coast of Espirito Santo in Regencia Village, Brazil, on November 23, 2015.

(Ricardo Moraes / Reuters)

Today in History: November 23 (24 photos) Theatlantic Nov 23, 2015

A look at various events that took place on this day, November 23, photographed over the past century. Today’s collection includes a sword-fighting Mussolini, a motorcycle-jumping Evel Knievel in 1963, William Shatner dressed as a gun-toting Santa Claus in 1983, a Florida canvassing board member scrutinizing a voter’s ballot in 2000, and much more.

Benito Mussolini, Italy’s Prime Minister, right, fights a fencing duel with a Fascist militia officer in Rome, on November 23, 1936. The match was watched by Nazi newspapermen, who were visiting Rome, and Fascist officials.

(AP)

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Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015) review

Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015) review Digitaltrends Nov 24, 2015

What if a Chromebook wasn't just "good enough,” but had some power? Toshiba's latest shows us, with the highest Chromebook benchmarks we've ever seen.

The post Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015) review appeared first on Digital Trends.

Messi, Ronaldo or Neymar? Ballon d'Or Q&A with Ben Hayward

Messi, Ronaldo or Neymar? Ballon d'Or Q&A with Ben Hayward Goal Nov 30, 2015

The Barcelona forwards are joined by the Portugal international on the 2015 list but who are you backing to win the award? And do all three players deserve their place?

Messi, Ronaldo or Neymar? Ballon d'Or Q&A with Ben Hayward

Everton to make late call on Barry and McCarthy Goal Nov 30, 2015

The two midfielders both sustained minor injuries in the pulsating 3-3 draw with Bournemouth and face late tests ahead of their League Cup clash with Middlesbrough

Davies hopes for 'crazy' win over Manchester City

Davies hopes for 'crazy' win over Manchester City Goal Nov 30, 2015

Steve Bruce's side drew 1-1 with Manuel Pellegrini's side in their last meeting and the central defender is optimistic they can spring another surprise in the League Cup

Zac Efron to play Jamie Vardy in the film of his life?

Zac Efron to play Jamie Vardy in the film of his life? Goal Nov 30, 2015

The High School Muscial star has been made favourite to play the England international in a possible film charting his remarkable rise from non-league football

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Latest news about green transportation

Tianjin, China's 4th largest city, will get 1,000 EV fleet for car-sharing

Tianjin, China's 4th largest city, will get 1,000 EV fleet for car-sharing Treehugger Nov 27, 2015

A city of over 15 million people that most people in the Western hemisphere probably have never heard about...

Tianjin, China's 4th largest city, will get 1,000 EV fleet for car-sharing

Self-driving cars might be "a coming congestion disaster" Treehugger Nov 26, 2015

Some think that they will lead to fewer cars on the road; Jarrett Walker thinks they will totally clog them up.

Manuel Roseel’s zany new furniture doubles as a bike rack Inhabitat Nov 25, 2015

Roseel's furniture line is a great alternative to regular wall-mounted racks, yet doesn't display the vehicle on the wall, nor it rests it on the floor. Each furniture piece has a groove to slot the bike in, allowing users to simultaneously display books, shoes, and other items on the shelves. These wonderful designs make your beloved bike part of the decoration, keeping it always on display, accessible and safe. Related: FlipCrown lets you flat-pack your bike for easy storage Without the bike,...

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Gear Deals Extend Through The Weekend

Gear Deals Extend Through The Weekend Thegearcaster Nov 27, 2015

While some brick-and-mortar stores will remain closed today to incentivize us to play outside, online retailers are open for business (including REI), even extending Black Friday sales straight through the weekend (if they haven’t started already). If you know the gear you are looking for, check out our Gear Search Tool to figure out where you can buy it at the best price–we have access to the inventory of almost 100 retailers and it costs you nothing. Otherwise, we had a chance to preview some of the great deals available this weekend–here are a few of our favorites.

Performance Bicycle discounted pretty much everything up to 60%–full bikes, parts, accessories, and all. For example, you can one of the bikes we ride, the Diamondback Podium Optum or the equivalent Diamondback Podium Equipe, for up to $3000 off retail this weekend. The HED Stinger wheels alone are worth a huge chunk of the remaining price.

Backcountry has a sale on all the major brands, discounting gear up to 50% on Marmot, Prana, Columbia, Kuhl, Smith, and more. But for the climbers, saving over $200 on a Black Diamond Camalot C4 Package (#.3-6) is pretty hard to beat. Winter is a great time to build your summer rack.

You can also save 30% on Patagonia gear such as the Nano-Air Hooded Jacket and the fabulous Black Hole Duffel Bags, or even on the Jetboil MiniMo.

The award-winning Atmos AG packs from Osprey are on sale over at Eastern Mountain Sports–save $50 or more on these comfortable heavy-load carrying packs.

And finally, REI discounted most of their GPS watches such as the Suunto Ambit3 and the Garmin Fenix 3 by anywhere from 20%-30%. That can save you more than $200 on a high-end watch.

Gear Deals Extend Through The Weekend

Free State Park Access This Friday Thegearcaster Nov 25, 2015

Following REI’s recent #OptOutside announcement, numerous states decided to join the cause and waive parking, entrance-, and even camping fees at all state parks this Friday. As with REI’s campaign, the state parks’ move is meant to encourage people to get outside and enjoy nature rather than join the hordes of people crowding stores looking for discounts on holiday gifts.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department decided to waive $5 parking fees at all state parks that charge one on Black Friday. Most state parks are free year-round, but the 26 that charge for parking include Nehalem Bay State Park and Cape Lookout State Park.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), and the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office teamed up to offer free access to all 42 Colorado state parks in what they are calling Fresh Air Friday. And though it may just be snowing, the Minnesota State Parks system announced it would be extra easy to #OptOutside on Black Friday because admission will be free at all 75 state park and recreation areas that day in what Minnesota is dubbing Free Park Friday.

California’s Save the Redwoods League is sponsoring a special “Free Friday in the Redwoods” event, in which admission to 49 California state parks is free on Friday. Note–you need to download and print out a pass before you head out. For any Bay Area mountain biker, this is a great chance to spend the day riding China Camp for free.

Missouri State Parks have also jumped into the mix with a special offer of free camping on first come, first serve campsites (park entrance is always free). Other states also opting outside this Friday are Arizona, Delaware, Kansas, Massachusetts, Tennessee, and Washington.

What are you plans to #OptOutside this Friday? I’ll be riding my bike to Honeymoon Island State Park then paddling over to Caladesi Island State Park down here in Florida. That’s worth an extra slice of key lime pie.

Airnum Urban Breathing Mask

Airnum Urban Breathing Mask Thegearcaster Nov 24, 2015

I admit, there are days in San Francisco where I seriously consider wearing a face mask when heading out for a ride. With a majority of the days falling in the moderate to unhealthy Air Quality Index category, it can feel like you are doing more harm than good by grabbing your bike. To help us all breathe better in urban environments, Swedish company Airnum created a reliable and most importantly, a fashionable way to breathe clean air everyday.

Airnum’s filter technology uses three different layers to filter out 99% of viruses, bacteria, allergens, and smog. An active carbon layer filters out gases and odors, an electrostatic layer filters out ultra fine particles, and a micro fiber layer filters out the harmful P2.5-P10 particulate matter and protects you from viruses and bacteria.

The Airnum Urban Breathing Mask is lightweight, breathable, and adapts to fit your face with a flexible stretch binding, adjustable ear loops, and an attachable head strap. The filter itself lasts up to a month (depending on air quality) and can easily be replaced. The rest of the mask can be washed and used for years.

Filters become clogged with particles when you use them longer than their recommended lifetime. The filters will be harder to breathe through, but their protection will not decrease. If you feel too much resistance while breathing, it’s probably time to change the filter–you will be able to order them online from Airnum.

Airnum Urban Breathing Masks retail for around $37–choose from 12 different styles or designs in a range of sizes from extra small to large. Sure, there are other urban breathing masks on the market that might be a bit cheaper but they look like something out of Star Trek. Your average urban commuter is not going to wear that to walk or ride to work.

How we test Men's softshell Jackets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVGuQd6jDlw [...] Youtube Nov 25, 2015

Check out our complete Men's Softshell Jacket Review: http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Softshell-Jacket-Reviews

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HEAT 97 - Knicks 78 Game Recap

HEAT 97 - Knicks 78 Game Recap Nba Nov 28, 2015

The Miami HEAT defeated the New York Knicks 97-78 Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

HEAT 97 - Knicks 78 Game Recap

HEAT 81 - Pistons 104 Game Recap Nba Nov 26, 2015

The Miami HEAT fell to the Detroit Pistons 104-81 Wednesday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Many-Faced Defense

The Many-Faced Defense Nba Nov 24, 2015

Times have changed.

HEAT Recall Jarnell Stokes from Skyforce Nba Nov 29, 2015

MIAMI, November 29 - The Miami HEAT announced today that they have recalled forward/center Jarnell Stokes from their NBA

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Fashion Fridays + Black Friday Sales

Fashion Fridays + Black Friday Sales Paleomg Nov 27, 2015

If you’re looking at my site today, WELCOME TO THE NEW PALEOMG!! This makeover has been a long time coming. After having a few bumps along the road, I finally found someone that was able to see my vision and […]

Fashion Fridays + Black Friday Sales

Mini Pumpkin Pie Tarts with a Sunflower Cookie Crust (Nut-free, Vegan) Ohsheglows Nov 26, 2015

A couple weeks ago, I received a reader recipe request. Let’s call him “Jason”. Jason asked if I could create a nut-free version of my Raw Pumpkin-Maple Pie with a Baked Oat Crust (found in my cookbook, page 247) because his wife can’t have cashews and pecans. Apparently, it was tormenting her not to be […]

Post-Thanksgiving Meal Reading: Get Back on Track with 20 Easy PaleOMG Recipes!

Post-Thanksgiving Meal Reading: Get Back on Track with 20 Easy PaleOMG Recipes! Paleomg Nov 26, 2015

If you’re sitting here, reading my blog, I’m guessing you’re a little stuffed from Thanksgiving. I know I am. Even though I feel like my portion sizes aren’t crazy on Thanksgiving, I always feel overly full and slightly hungover. Sugar […]

911 Vegan Gravy

911 Vegan Gravy Fatfreevegan Nov 25, 2015

People new to oil-free vegan diets often ask what they can put on baked potatoes.  If you’re used to using margarine or butter, it can be intimidating to be told that you need to either (a) get used to potatoes plain or with new toppings such as salsa or (b) make a cheesy sauce or gravy […]

How To Travel Without Money : 39 Smart Ways To Lower Your Travel Costs

How To Travel Without Money : 39 Smart Ways To Lower Your Travel Costs Geekyexplorer Nov 28, 2015

One of the biggest myths out there is that you need to be rich to travel. With these simple but life-changing hacks I’ll show you how to travel without money! Let’s repeat that. You do not need to be rich to travel. In fact, a limited budget is a challenge that often results in funnier […]

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