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Create a Gorgeous Data Viz Book of Everything You Do in a Year with the Gyroscope App

Android, iOS: You may be right to view apps or services that promise to “track your entire life” with suspicion. What does a company do with that data? Do you really need something to catalog every place you go, every photo you take, and every mood you feel?Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Save Everything You Copy on iOS and macOS with Paste 2

Mac: When updating Lifehacker’s Mac Pack for 2018, some readers noticed that I didn’t include any clipboard management apps this time around. It’s nothing personal; there were just other apps I thought were more interesting.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Donna Mae Mims Drove A Limo At The Last Cannonball Run And Was The First Woman To Win An SCCA Championship

Pink is a controversial color in the racing world. It’s a girl’s color—and we all know girls don’t race, right? Pink liveries for men are apparently emasculating, and women who drive pink cars? Well, they’re just shoving their femininity in everyone’s faces and subscribing to a stereotype.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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One Of Britain’s Most Accomplished Female Pilots Worked For The RAF And Raced Cars On The Side 

Amy Johnson didn’t realize how dissatisfied she was with her job as a secretary at a law firm until she saw an airplane take off from her backyard. As the wheels left the ground and the impossible hunk of metal and engineering took flight, Johnson realized that there was more to the world than just […]

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1994 Le Mans Racer Steve Millen Says You Never Forget The Smell Of Sausage

Steve Millen is a very accomplished racer. He’s bagged the 24 Hours Of Daytona, IMSA GT Driver’s Championships, a whole bunch of other things and most relevantly today, he ran the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice including a stint behind the wheel of the factory-sponsored Nissan 300ZX in 1994.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Fascinating Origins Of The Cyrillic Alphabet And Orthodox Christianity In Eastern Europe

I’ve always been fascinated by how small events can lead to massive changes—how one decision can lead to a ripple effect that alters the course of history forever. In their own ways, the Cyrillic alphabet and Orthodox Christianity have played important roles in the shaping of Eastern European culture. The Cyrillic alphabet is used by […]

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The WWI Ambulance Driver Who Dominated Banked Race Tracks

War had a habit of making women into racers. With the men occupied on the battlefield, someone had to maneuver ambulances through shell-cratered roads at high speed, rushing to and from emergencies. Some women became absolutely infatuated with the challenge and the adrenaline and looked to find ways to get that same…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The First Female Grand Prix Winner Conquered The Nürburgring And Memorized The Targa Florio

The woman’s path to motorsport is paved with forgotten heroes and groundbreaking drivers who changed the landscape of racing only to be lost in the depths of history soon after. Eliška Junková, perhaps the most successful Czech Grand Prix driver you’ve never heard of, is one of those women.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Three More Great History Podcasts That Aren’t Hardcore History

When those bullies from business school mocked you for getting a useless doctorate in medieval literature, they didn’t see the world of history podcasts coming. Now it’s cool as hell to sit in your closet and read out your doctoral thesis. Because it turns out that podcasts are a fantastic way for people to learn…Read […]

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A Brief History of the Korean War

On Friday, a leader from North Korea crossed the Korean Demilitarized Zone for the first time ever to talk denuclearization and long-awaited peace. It was a truly historic moment, but it’s only the latest event in a complicated conflict that’s lasted nearly 70 years. Here’s everything you should know about the Korean…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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This Olympic Athlete Removed Her Breasts To Drive Faster And Helped Invade Paris

Mastering rough roads shelled into near-oblivion, Violette Morris sidestepped the artillery craters on her motorcycle. It was 1916 on the slopes of the Somme in the midst World War I, and Morris, a field nurse, was on her way to the battlefield. The soldiers who righted her bike when she fell weren’t aware that they…Read […]

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Learn Art History From These Reddit Memes

The subreddit /r/trippinthroughtime is for memes about historical figures, where someone in art or an old photo looks confused or silly. Each picture has a caption, usually treating the weird art as some modern relatable situation. But in the comment threads, you’ll often find someone explaining cool facts about the…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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