Month: September 18, 2017

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Remember those great Volkswagen ads?

In 1949, William Bernbach, along with colleagues, Ned Doyle and Maxwell Dane, formed Doyle Dane Bernbach (DDB), the Manhattan advertising agency that would create the revolutionary Volkswagen ad campaigns of the 1950s and 1960s.

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Topo Designs Rover Pack Review

Not too big, not too small, not too fancy, not too simple, Topo Design’s Rover Pack is the Goldilocks of rucksacks. Let’s take a closer look at the bag.

Half of what we know about coffee is wrong

The roasting process is what produces the characteristic flavor of coffee by causing the green coffee beans to change in taste. Let’s dive back into coffee science, shall we?

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What brings you here? A photo story.

The first woman to cross the American landscape by car was Alice Ramsey with three female passengers in 1909. Ramsey left from Hell’s Gate in Manhattan, New York and traveled 59 days to San Francisco, California.

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The rise and fall of American politics

Two political parties, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, have dominated American politics since the American Civil War, although there are also smaller parties like the Libertarian Party and the Green Party.

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A guide to photographing the stars

Astrophotography is a specialized type of photography for recording images of astronomical objects and large areas of the night sky. The first photograph of an astronomical object (the Moon) was taken in 1840.

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Exploring some of the best Airbnb cities

Airbnb is a peer-to-peer accommodation market place that connects hosts and travelers via its website. Airbnb enables transactions between these two entities by charging a service fee.

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A closer look at distant nebula

The Helix Nebula is a large planetary nebula located in the constellation Aquarius. This object is one of the closest to the Earth of all the bright planetary nebulae. The Helix Nebula is an example of a planetary nebula.