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The Best Way to Delete Photos From Your Memory Card

When it comes to photography, we spend most of our time thinking about taking photos – lighting, composition, exposure, and posing. Then, once the …

1950s Time Capsule Home For Sale

Vintage home for sale.<p>A Toronto home maintained by the same owner for 72 years is up for sale, and the perfectly decorated, museum-like interiors are a rare tribute to decades past.

11 Problems Only Perfectionists Understand

There's no such thing as "good enough."<p><b>1. You're not satisfied unless you see results.</b> You could be scrambling to meet a huge deadline at work or just trying to make the perfect fruit tart. If your dish doesn't look like it should be in a cooking magazine, you're not satisfied and feel like nothing …

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Photographer Shoots a Portrait of Every Book Reader Spotted on the Subway

“The Last Book” is an interesting series of images collected by Dutch photographer Reinier Gerritsen, who spent 13 weeks over 3 years scouring the …

11 Statement-Making Front Doors

Set the tone for your home with a welcoming front door. Here, we take paint color cues from some of our favorite tastemakers on Instagram.<p><b>Idea #1:</b> Choose a color that compliments your brick and matches your shutters.<p><b>Idea #2:</b> Bring personality to solid brown stucco (and shock your neighbors) with an …

Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

Photograph: Unimedia/Barcroft Media<p>Passengers aboard Akademik Shokalskiy were successfully transferred by Chinese helicopter to the ice surface near Australian rescue ship Aurora Australis in …

Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas

A lack of dining options may have started Jewish Christmas, but now it's a full-fledged ritual.<p>If there’s a single identifiable moment when Jewish Christmas—the annual American tradition where Jews overindulge on Chinese food on December 25—transitioned from kitsch into codified custom, it was …

Harbin Snow and Ice Fest in Pictures

Scientists Have Finally Sampled the Most Abundant Material on Earth

It’s called bridgmanite, and it exists roughly 500 miles beneath wherever you are right now.<p>​The most abundant material on Earth didn't have a name, and, in fact, hadn't been seen—until now. For the first time ever, scientists have gotten their hands on a sample of bridgmanite, a mineral that is …

Earth Science

Why You Should Travel Solo At Least Once

<b>"Don't be scared to walk alone. Don't be scared to like it." John Mayer</b><p>Three years ago, you couldn't pay me to travel <i>anywhere</i> by myself, and getting on a plane to go abroad solo was definitely out of the question.<p>It's funny how time changes things and us, and the things you never saw yourself doing …

12 Problems That Can Be Solved With Baby Powder

This medicine cabinet staple is handier than you think. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>If you believe baby powder is only for keeping skin smooth and fresh, you're really underestimating its power. Try sprinkling it some on these household woes to unleash its full …

Hollywood outraged over blows to freedom with cancellation of The Interview

A comparison to the appeasement of Hitler and cries of ‘an un-American act’ are tempered by fears of threats to cinemagoers and the holiday bottom line<p>Hollywood has publicly condemned Sony Pictures’ decision to cancel release of the film at the heart of the hacking crisis, calling it an ignominious …

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

14 Sneaky Mistakes That Can Decrease Your Home's Value

Real estate experts say these missteps could cost you in the long run.<p>Real estate experts say these missteps could cost you in the long run.

12 Unexpected Uses For Vodka

Forget about martinis and vodka sodas, these surprising uses for vodka are about to change how you look at liquor<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>It's time to rethink how you use vodka. Sure, the spirit is still perfectly capable of creating potent adult beverages, but these new uses for the liquor may leave you …

25 Genius DIY Storage Solutions Your Home Needs Now

Say goodbye to entryway chaos forever.<p>If your house is overwhelmed with clutter, it's time to bust out your tool set to wrangle the situation once and for all. These projects are designed to organize and streamline the messiest trouble spots in your home.

These Slain Civil Rights Workers Are Getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom

On Monday, President Obama will award 19 people with the highest honor possible for an American civilian, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Though …

Civil Rights

Apple finally makes it easy to disable iMessage

If you've ever abandoned your iPhone, either permanently or temporarily, you may well have lost friends in the process.<p>The benefits of iMessage -- …

‘British Schindler’ Nicholas Winton: I wasn’t heroic. I was never in danger

‘Come on Nicky, you’ve got to come next door.” “I haven’t got to do anything,” says Nicky, in a response that is part humorous, part genuinely truculent. There, in a nutshell, you have Sir Nicholas Winton, reluctant hero, saviour of 669 mainly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia as Germany …

Mind-boggling photos that defy perspective

A tank veteran on Fury: 'Very realistic, but it can't show the full horror of war

I first met Bill about five years ago in his local pub following a Remembrance Day service in Wellesbourne, Warwickshire. Recently widowed, he sat in the corner on his own, nursing his pint. We struck up a conversation about the war and over time became firm friends.<p>Bill was called up in 1942 and …

Solar storm heading for Earth

A "strong" solar flare that launched off the sun Wednesday afternoon could cause some fluctuations in Earth's power grid and slight disturbances in satellites and radio transmissions on Friday and Saturday.<p>Major disruptions are not expected, even though the flare was classified as an "X-class" …

Belarus women who served on front lines of world war two – in pictures

When Germany invaded the Soviet Union in 1941, thousands of young women served in the Red Army and partisan forces in Belarus. In the years since, they have been hailed as heroes and role models. Polish photographer Agnieszka Rayss met veterans for the photo book The Other Hundred

Photographer Gives Us an Inside Look at Meghalaya, India, ‘The Wettest Place On Earth’

New Zealand-based photographer Amos Chapple is a name you might recognize from his intimate look inside Iran that we shared just over a year ago. …

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Science

Why We Smile And How To Spot A Fake One

Flickr/Nana B Agyei<p><b>BI Answers: Why do we smile?</b><p>Studies have shown that smiling can help us cope, make us feel good, and even increase our longevity.<p>Some say we even smile in the womb and can understand the social significance of those toothy grins very early on. "At just 10 months, for instance, an …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

This Woman Had Her Face Photoshopped In Over 25 Countries To Examine Global Beauty Standards

Esther Honig, a freelance journalist based out of Kansas City, sent an unaltered photograph of herself to more than 40 Photoshop aficionados around the world. "Make me beautiful," she said, hoping to bring to light how standards of beauty differ across various cultures.<p>The project, titled <i>Before &</i> …

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The Norwegian Town Whose Name Is One Letter Long

By Ken Jennings, CNTraveler.com<p>Manufacturing the world's longest town name sure put the village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales on the map -- if there are any maps that actually have room for a 58-letter town. But what about the world's shortest place name? It's …