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Seven tips for shooting nature photos with your smartphone camera

Make every day Nature Photography Day!<p><i>National Geographic</i> photographer Jim Richardson is responsible for some of the best photography advice ever given: “If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.” Nature is full of interesting stuff, and, thanks to …

Landscape Photography

'Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' Author Robert M. Pirsig Dies At 88

Robert M. Pirsig, who inspired generations to road trip across America with his "novelistic autobigraphy," <i>Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance</i>, died Monday at the age of 88.<p>His publisher William Morrow & Company said in a statement that Pirsig died at his home in South Berwick, Maine, "after a …

University of Chicago

Breaking Writing Rules Right: "Don't Use 'Was'"

A common piece of writing advice is to avoid using "was" or any "to-be" word in your writing. But most professionals use them in their writing--so …

You've Got To Write Good

Word length, grammar, typeface, first person, who cares? It's like debating shades of white in a paint store.<p>For anyone to notice your words, you've gotta "write good".<p>Obviously, this means it doesn't have to be technically correct (otherwise I'd have said "write well", so please don't email me …

A Retiree Discovers an Elusive Math Proof—And Nobody Notices

Author: Natalie Wolchover. Natalie Wolchover Science<p>Date of Publication: 04.02.17.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>As he was brushing his teeth …

Mathematics

"When We Let Go... We're Creating Space For Something Better"

"Don't Find Fault... Find a Remedy"

Want to Burn Calories Without Exercise? Science Says Do This Surprising Thing

It's a science-backed "alternative to exercise."<p>If you want to lose weight, the calculation is deceptively simple: burn more calories than you consume. Of course for many people this is much easier said than done--to the tune of an $82 billion health and fitness industry.<p>Sometimes people can't find …

The Other WWII American-Internment Atrocity

<i>Editor's note on Jan. 3, 2018</i><i>: This post has been edited to correct several major mistakes that NPR discovered since its original publication and after</i> <i>questions were raised</i> <i>about the author's tribal affiliation and other representations about himself. John Smelcer has</i> <i>defended himself</i><i>against the</i> …

Want To Know What Your Brain Does When It Hears A Question?

Questions hijack the brain. The moment you hear one, you literally can’t think of anything else. And that can be a powerful tool.<p>What color is your house?<p>After reading that question, what were you thinking about? The obvious answer is the color of your house. Though this exercise may seem ordinary, …

Anxiety.org

SORT:<p>General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a psychiatric condition best characterized by worries that are excessive and interfere with normal social …

How It Actually Feels to Live with Severe Anxiety

My anxiety disorder can make me feel like I'm trapped in a cyclone of negative thoughts and fear. But like many mental health conditions, with the right treatment and techniques, life is very liveable.<p>As part of the human body's acute stress system, the "fight-or-flight" response works by …

Boss of the world's largest recruiter: 'One-off education followed by a career will no longer work'

The World Economic Forum's benchmark "Global Risks" report for 2017 says the biggest risk to doing business globally is unemployment or underemployment due to the greater adoption of robots, automation, and artificial intelligence.<p>However, Adecco CEO Alain Dehaze told BI that companies now need to …

Manufacturing

15 Master Artists Carrying on the Ancient Tradition of Wood Carving

Woodworking has a long and rich place in our history. Early humans used it, along with stone, clay, and animal parts, as some of the first materials they mastered. It still remains relevant today, as many objects in our everyday life are crafted from this sturdy form. There are a myriad of ways to …

Art

Japanese Artist Spends 3+ Years Drawing Massive, Incredibly Detailed Tsunami

Three years, three months, and 12 days later, Manabu Ikeda's 'Rebirth,' is nothing short of epic.<p>Standing 10 feet tall and 13 feet wide, a great wave crashes into an ornate cherry blossom tree rendered in exquisite pen-and-ink lines in Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda's latest epic drawing, <i>Rebirth</i>. …

A Step-by-Step Guideline for Long Exposure Landscape Photography

When you see a long exposure image like the one above, what first comes to mind is probably how beautiful it is. Unlike a traditional image, a long …

Landscape Photography

Understand these 5 rules of psychology for an easier and happier life

Posted at 09:31h in Uncategorized by Dr Happy<p><b>Via LifeHack by Jenny Marchal</b><p>Understanding the psychology of ourselves and others around us can play a …

How Japan weaves caring and sharing into all layers of society

The Japanese believe politeness engenders order, safety and cleanliness – core values to live by<p>Although they are ubiquitous, Japanese people rarely notice the grooved lines on their pavements. Every footpath that is wide enough seems to have these extruding lines. They inhibit the smooth movement …

Japan

Painter Constructs Human Faces From Natural Elements in His Surreal Landscapes

Fulvio di Piazza has a new solo exhibition of oil paintings at the Jonathan Levine Gallery.<p>A demonic dog made up of what looks like comet trails themselves stands atop of a lake amidst the cosmos in one of Italian artist Fulvio di Piazza’s new paintings on display at the Jonathan Levine Gallery …

Art

Watch Japanese Woodworking Masters Create Elegant & Elaborate Geometric Patterns with Wood

A friend recently told me he'd had his hair cut with a pair of $10,000 scissors, reputedly the highest-quality in the world. He hardly needed to add …

Woodworking

How to Sew: Six Basic Hand Stitches

Hand stitching is sometimes seen as a lost art, and while that may be true, it’s not entirely accurate. Hand stitches are as useful and pertinent …

Richard Adams: 'Perhaps I made Watership Down too dark' - interview

<b>This interview was first published on 8 November 2014. Richard Adams, the creator of Watership Down, has now died at the age of 96</b><p>It’s a silly way of putting it,” says Richard Adams, “but if I had known earlier how frightfully well I could write, I’d have started earlier.” The genesis of Watership …

The Best Workout (Ever) in a Series of Gifs

<i>This piece was originally published on October 15, 2015.</i><p>If you’ve ever tried “the class,” you know it’s a challenge. A very loud challenge. There is …

Photographer captures images of uncontacted Amazon tribe

Brazilian Ricardo Stuckert accidentally stumbled on to the tribe after his helicopter was diverted<p>A photographer has captured images of an uncontacted Amazonian tribe after his helicopter flight took a detour to avoid a rainstorm and happened to fly over their longhouse.<p>Related: Sighting of …

Brazil

Eye Contact Can Be Really Intense For Your Brain

No, it's not just you.<p>If eye contact has always felt a bit overwhelming for you, it’s not all in your head.<p>Maintaining direct eye contact really is strenuous for the brain, according to new research, and it uses up scarce cognitive resources that we need for things like reasoning and verbal …

Body Language

Press Release Details

<b>MELVILLE, N.Y., December 22, 2016</b> – Millennials now comprise the largest percentage of the U.S. workforce, and their expectations when it comes to …

Consumer Tech

Original The Legend of Zelda Map Gets Printed In 3D

<i>The Legend of Zelda</i> on NES had a sprawling world by the standards of 1980s console games. While decades ago people used to draw their own maps to try …

Retrogaming