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National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2014 Winners

58 minutes agoOdd : Neatorama

First Place Winner: The Independence Day Image: Marko Korošec The image above was chosen from 18,000 entries as the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest grand prize winner. Marko Korošec of Sezana, Slovenia captured the image...Show More Summary

Baku Open 2014

The International Chess Festival "Baku Open 2014" ( or, dedicated to the Independence Day of Republic of Azerbaijan, will take place from 22th September (arrival day) to 1st October (last round and closing ceremony) at the “AF Hotel” near Caspian Sea. Show More Summary

Kentucky's big anti-LGBT org hopes to pray away a fair court ruling on civil marriage

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Good As You

The Kentucky Family Foundation, the Bluegrass State's big pro-discrimination group, is currently waging a "10 days of prayer" campaign in which they hope their religious will might sway an independent judiciary that is bound to civil law rather than religious...

Santa Cruz Shakespeare Festival Rises From the Ashes & Becomes a Model of Independent Festivals

Whether you consider yourself a fan or not, you've probably quoted a William Shakespeare play without realizing it—especially if you have ever been tongue-tied, if your car keys vanished into thin air, if you have seen better days, or if you... via

Using Scrum in indie game development

"At the end of the day, the team is what remains in a company, and it grows up with its experiences. In every case the team should learn a lot, to take the maximum advantage independently from results."...

Making an indie game for Xbox One costs just over $5,000

So let's say that you want to quit your day job and start making indie games. It's a noble pursuit to to be sure, and with Microsoft's Independent Developers @ Xbox program for Xbox One, it's supposedly pretty easy. What Redmond doesn't tell you,...

Face Of The Day

A special forces soldier precedes a group of members of different Amazonian ethnic groups participating in the traditional military parade commemorating the 193rd anniversary of Peru’s independence in Lima on July 29, 2o14. By Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty Images.

GTA Online Double RP Event Will Say Goodbye To Independence Day DLC

It's been nearly a month since the release of GTA Online's Independence Day Special. Rockstar Games believes it's time to say goodbye to some of the holiday-themed items that it introduced.Click To Continue Reading

Today Is International Tiger Day

Established in 2010, International Tiger Day! aims to raise awareness of the fact that tigers are facing extinction. "A hundred years ago 100,000 tigers roamed in Asia," explains The Independent. "But now only 3,000 survive in the wild." The culprit? Poachers, mostly. Tigers are marvelous creatures. Show More Summary

5 Global Pisco Sour Recipes For Peruvian Independence Day

There’s no better way to celebrate Peruvian Independence Day, July 28,  than with one of our favorite cocktails, the Pisco Sour. Pisco is a grappa-like liquor distilled from pomace (or pressed grapes) and was created by Spanish settlers in the 16th century.

Titans Camp Report: Day 3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Tennessee Titans training camp: Late in the pre-practice walk-through when the offense and defense work independent of each other, offensive assistant Luke Steckel, who was running the scout team, shouted that he needed a nickelback. Show More Summary

Cross-Sectioned Fireworks Shows That They Are Simpler Than You’ve Thought

Earlier this month was United States Independence day which means lots and lots of fireworks. For the rest of us who are fireworks-challenged, photographer Andrew Waits provides some insights on how those flowers of fire are built. Seattle-based Andrew created Boom City – a photo series of cross-sectioned fireworks showing their interiors against a black [...]Show More Summary

Baku Open 2014

The International Chess Festival Baku Open 2014, dedicated to the Independence Day of Republic of Azerbaijan, will take place from 21st September to 1st October at the AF Hotel near Caspian Sea.The Festival is organized by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry and Azerbaijan Chess Federation. Show More Summary

Arcade helps give PA borough extra life, but hefty tax could mean game over

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent The small borough of Hanover has long been championed as the Snack Food Capital of the World, but there’s no such grand proclamation about the small York County town’s nightlife. These days, though, a blast from the past is helping change the downtown dynamic, but local officials could derail...

Americana Wedding Inspiration Shoot (with a French guest star!)

Fourth of July might have been a couple of weeks ago, but Americana is the kind of wedding theme we can’t get enough of, all year ’round. If you’re planning an Independence Day wedding next year, or if you simply want a patriotic spin on your nuptials, get your Pin It button at the ready, […]

50 Female-Directed Movies You Should Watch, Part 3: Foreign Films - You didn't have any non-movie-watching plans this week, right?

last weekOdd : Geekosystem

Welcome to day three of our series on films by female directors. We've covered mainstream and American independent movies so far, and now we move on to foreign flicks.

Independent Directors

Boards are important. They might not do the day to day work of company building but they set the tone at the top. The group that the CEO reports to has a big impact on the CEO’s mindset which trickles down. If you raise capital for your business you are likely to get investors on […]

Common Explains Why ‘Nobody’s Smiling’ In Chicago

Over Independence Day weekend, 60 people were shot and nine were killed. 415 people were murdered in Chicago last year; its murder rate is three times that of New York, leading Mayor Rahm Emanuel to call gun violence Chicago’s “most urgent problem.” That’s precisely why Common decided to dedicate his latest album to his hometown and its issues.

Independent Thoughts

Here's an interesting article from The Guardian with some thoughts on Scottish independence from some of Scotland's leading writers. Scottish writers on the referendum – independence day? Should Scotland go it alone? As the referendum...Show More Summary

Indian Government To Unveil Hindi Domain Names On Independence Day

Internet in India is predominantly an English affair. It is true that there are webpages that range from Hindi to Bengali to Tamil now but still, to reach these pages, you still need to know some amount of English. The domain names are...Show More Summary

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