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Photography 

Into Africa

In his foreword to Frans Lanting’s Into Africa, available from publisher Earth Aware Editions, Wade Davis quotes former National Geographic Director of Photography Thomas Kennedy: “As a chronicler of natural history today, Frans Lanting is a singular, extraordinary talent. He has the mind of a scientist, the heart of a hunter, and the eyes of a poet.” Few photographers enjoy a career as celebrated as Lanting’s, and Outdoor Photographer has been fortunate to regularly present his work through the years in his recurring column “World … Read the referenced story…

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Technology 

Kotlin could overtake Java on Android next year

Kotlin is on its way to overtaking Java on that mobile platform, claims mobile database maker Realm. Realm performed an anonymized assessment of 100,000 developers using its database and which languages they were using, determined by developers’ selection of SDKs. Realm found that 20 percent of apps built with Java before Google’s May endorsement of Kotlin are now being built in Kotlin. [ What is Kotlin? The Java alternative explained. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ] Based on that data, Realm predicts…

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Science 

Weeks After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Struggles To Turn On The Lights

Enlarge this image A man rests in a hammock, using a battery-operated light, in an area without electricity more than two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit the island in San Isidro, Puerto Rico. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mario Tama/Getty Images More than two weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, the island’s power grid remains in shambles, and authorities say it will take months to fully restore electricity. Nearly 90 percent of the island is still without power, which means millions of people remain without…

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Recipes 

Pressure Cooker Saag Tofu

A few weeks ago, I was digging into a meal of saag paneer at one of my favorite Indian restaurants (Zareen’s in Palo Alto!), when it occurred to me that the texture of the soft fresh paneer cheese in the dish was very similar to the texture of extra-firm tofu. I decided there and then to come up with a vegan riff on this dish so that everyone can enjoy it, even if you’re eating dairy-free. Continue reading “Pressure Cooker Saag Tofu” » … Read the referenced recipe here: Pressure Cooker Saag…

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Smarter 

Use “Forrest” To Plant Some Trees With Your Focusing Time and Power

Motivation is difficult to maintain with the enormous amount of distractions that we encounter every day. We want to stay productive, but that can be impossible to do if we can’t maintain our focus. Luckily, we are spoiled for choice when it comes to organizational apps. Applications such as the Hourstracker can help us to determine how much time we spend on each task we perform throughout the day. This knowledge can help us to make better use of our time, and complete those tasks more efficiently. Efficiency does not…

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Smarter 

1 Minute Book Summary: 59 Second

Book Details: Author: Richard Wiseman Publisher: Anchor; 11/28/10 edition (December 28, 2010) Language: English How long to read? 4 hour 45 minutes Get this book: here Featured photo credit: google image via images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com The post 1 Minute Book Summary: 59 Second appeared first on Lifehack. … Read the referenced story here… 1 Minute Book Summary: 59 Second

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