British have invaded nine out of ten countries - so look out Luxembourg The analysis is contained in a new book, All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To. Stuart Laycock, the author, has worked his way around the globe, through each country alphabetically, researching its history to establish whether, at any point, they have experienced an incursion by Britain. Only a comparatively small proportion of the total in Mr Laycock's list of invaded states actually formed an official part of the empire. The remainder have been included because the British were found to have achieved some sort of military presence in the territory – however transitory – either through force, the threat of force, negotiation or payment. In Praise of Limits By Leo Babauta We live in a world of abundance, often to the point of excess: we can buy anything anytime, consume as much of the Internet as we want, eat anything all the time, work as much as our bodies will allow. With so much available, it can become overwhelming, unhealthy, unbalanced. I’d like to propose a few limits. Instead of unlimited time online and on the phone, what if you limited yourself to two hours a day, not including time spent on work tasks? You’d now have space in your life for other things: exercise, reading, meditation, cooking healthy food, cuddling with loved ones.
8 Useful Video Apps for your iPad 1- Animoto Video " Turn your photos into stunning, professional-quality videos, complete with music and text, with Animoto’s free app! " 2- Videolicious " Videolicious 2 is completely rebuilt to make video creation even easier and faster! Instantly combine your videos, photos, music and stories into a stunning movie masterpiece. Best Free Reminder and To-do List for Android Just a quick note Astrid was our top pick but it has had to be removed because it is no longer available. When I downloaded and opened To-Do Calendar Planner also known as IsoTimer I really was impressed at how quickly it loaded and how the app synchronized with Google calendar by itself without me having to anything. As Android devices are connected to a Google account to enable downloading apps in the Playstore, the app instantly connected to my Google account and therefore my calendar.
40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. How I Built a Startup While Traveling to 20 Countries One year ago, I left San Francisco, sold and gave away everything I owned, and moved into a 40-liter backpack. I traveled to 45 cities in 20 countries, three Disneylands, and one bunny island. I also worked 50 hours a week building and launching a startup. And my total costs were less than just the rent in San Francisco.
watchlater for iPad Many of us use our iPads to watch movies, play games, and do other fun activities. Watching videos on YouTube can be fun. But sometimes you want to download videos to consume on your tablet. watchlater for iPad is a handy application that lets you download videos to watch later on your device. Must Have Collaboration Apps for Android Collaborating with co-workers used to be a real chore. Ever try to get everyone together in the same room at the right time? Or have to moderate a discussion to make sure everyone's ideas were being acknowledged? These are just two of the many ways collaborating with with co-workers used to be painful. Luckily these days things couldn't be easier. Now we're able to work remotely using our smartphones and tablets and are still able to collaborate effectively.
Watch 1000 Years of European Borders Change In 3 Minutes The whole world is watching the crisis in Crimea, and Russia faces off with the USA and European superpowers. The dispute centers around which country the territory should belong to, and it may seem shocking in today’s modern era, but the borders of Europe have never been solid. In this time-lapse video, you can see how 1000 years of European history plays havoc on the stability of the border we take for granted today. This time-lapse video has never been more relevant. As the eyes of the world are fixed on events in Ukraine and Crimea, its good to have a little perspective on the ever-changing flux of borders throughout time. Very cool!
Why a Generation of Adoptees Is Returning to South Korea Photo Laura Klunder’s newest tattoo runs down the inside of her left forearm and reads “K85-160,” a number that dates to her infancy. Klunder was 9 months old when her South Korean mother left her at a police station in Seoul. The police brought her to Holt Children’s Services, a local adoption agency, where a worker assigned Klunder the case number K85-160. It was only two weeks into 1985, but she was already the 160th child to come to the agency that month, and she would go on to be one of 8,800 children sent overseas from South Korea that year. Klunder became part of the largest adoption exodus from one country in history: Over the past six decades, at least 200,000 Korean children — roughly the population of Des Moines — have been adopted into families in more than 15 countries, with a vast majority living in the United States.
How to use Camera for iPhone and iPad: The ultimate guide If the iPhone — or iPod touch or iPad — is the best camera you have with you, the Camera app has to be one of the best, and most important apps on your device. With it, you can capture those magic moments with your family and friends, at work or at play, at home or on vacation, in your backyard or atop a mountain halfway around the world. From front- to rear-facing, still photos regular, square, or panoramic, to video and slow motion video, with built in high dynamic range (HDR), burst mode, filters, and more, the Camera app has a ton of functionality and options. Here's how to get started The 50 Essential Android Apps The Google Play Store has come a long way since its humble beginnings. It’s no longer known solely for apps with viruses in them and illegal emulators—some of the best apps in the world live on the Google Play Store. We’ve put together a list of the apps that we think pretty much everyone needs to have on their Android devices.
What One Product Makes the Most Money For Each Nation? Check This Map Mali makes makes the most money from exporting cotton. New Zealand's most valued export is dairy. India profits most from selling precious stones abroad, and Sri Lanka's hottest export is tea. The export topography of each country's most valuable product demonstrates where countries trading in the world market are yielding financial gains. Although some are extremely obvious, other countries benefit financially from unlikely sources. Predictably, oil is the most traded commodity in the global market.
How Intel Gave Stephen Hawking a Voice Marco Grob/WIRED UK Stephen Hawking first met Gordon Moore, the cofounder of Intel, at a conference in 1997. Moore noticed that Hawking’s computer, which he used to communicate, had an AMD processor and asked him if he preferred instead a “real computer” with an Intel micro-processor.