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"Spy" Photographer Captures Secret Marriage Proposals All Over New York City

You plan for weeks or even months. You've bought the ring, you've picked out the place and now you want a way to remember the flood of emotions that will come with that special moment. Who do you call but Vlad Leto, a 30-year-old photographer who's well-equipped for these types of shots. As of …

Photography

New Mind-Boggling Photo Manipulations by Erik Johansson

Swedish-born photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson is an undisputed master at photo manipulation, as can be seen from his mind-boggling depictions of everyday scenes with major twists. Part surreal wonders, part mind-boggling optical illusions, the Berlin-based artist's images depict impossible …

Photo Manipulation

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Fitness<p>Checking in on the "percussive therapy" hype.<p>By Chris Gayomali3 days agoView More<p>Grooming<p>GQ's all-over guide to manscaping.<p>By Adam Hurly22 …

Grooming

50 Years Of Glam From His Holiness David Bowie, In A Single GIF

Last week marked David Bowie's 68th birthday, so naturally there's an animated GIF circling the internet that chronicles the most glam of rockers and his many, many makeovers.<p>Twenty-two-year-old Helen Green is the brilliant mind behind this moving masterpiece, chronicling every single one of …

David Bowie

Why open water swimming is the trend of 2015

Good for your physical and mental health, taking the outdoor plunge and cold water swimming is the perfect new year health kick<p>Every morning, at 7.30, I walk out of my front door, down the road, to the beach – and swim in the North Sea. I’m not entirely crazy (I wear neoprene gloves, shoes and a …

Expressive Portraits by Rosie Hardy Venture into the Stunning Realm of Fantasy

For anyone who follows the work of young, talented photographers who belong to the Flickr community, Rosie Hardy is one name that comes up time and time again. Although only 23 years old, the Manchester, UK-based creative has been at the forefront of the movement of youthful, Flickr photographers …

Photography

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Jimmy Nelson's best photograph: the Huli wigmen of Papua New Guinea

This image encapsulates everything I'm trying to achieve with my tribes project, which has taken me around the world photographing tribes before they disappear. It shows the Huli wigmen from Papua New Guinea looking statuesque, iconic, beautiful and proud, in the midst of their extraordinary …

Hairstyles for short hair that’ll inspire you to chop off your locks

• Hairstyles<p>Because who better to look to for inspiration than the stars of the red carpet?<p>As the saying goes, when a woman cuts her hair, she’s about …

Hairstyling

Machu Picchu

<b>Site</b>: Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu <b><br>Location</b>: Peru <b><br>Year Designated</b>: 1983 <b><br>Category</b>: Cultural <b><br>Criteria</b>: (i)(iii)(vii)(ix) <b><br>Reason</b>: Machu Picchu is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.<p>* * *<p>Machu Picchu is tangible evidence of the urban Inca Empire at the peak of its power and …

Werner Herzog on Creativity, Self-Reliance, and How to Make a Living Doing What You Love

<b>Werner Herzog</b> is celebrated as one of the most influential and innovative filmmakers of our time, but his ascent to acclaim was far from a straight trajectory from privilege to power. Abandoned by his father at an early age, Herzog survived a WWII bombing that demolished the house next door to his …

Olafur Eliasson Transforms a Museum Space into a Natural Rugged Terrain

In his first solo exhibition <i>Riverbed,</i> Olafur Eliasson assembled a landscape of stone and soil that conceals the normally tiled floor of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, to emulate a natural rugged terrain.<p>Viewers are given the opportunity to become immersed in the authenticity of the …

Museums

This face-tracking projection is the craziest thing you'll see today

We've seen a whole bunch of projection-mapping videos, but this demo raises the bar, training the projection to recognize a model's face and follow her as she moves it. The result is basically real-life CGI — a real-time layer of animated light that's inseparable from the object itself. People say …

24 Thought Provoking Questions You Need To Answer To Know Yourself Better

1Share<p>ShareEmailComments<p>These 24 thought provoking questions I am sharing with you today have no right or wrong answers. Asking them is the answer. …

How Meditation Changes Your Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains

Do you struggle, like me, with monkey-mind? Is your brain also a little unsettled, restless, capricious, whimsical, fanciful, inconstant, confused, …

Mindfulness

5 Thoughts That Will Make You Instantly Happier

I want to be happy, you want to be happy — everyone wants to achieve this mysterious state of bliss.<p>Happiness binds the entire universe together. The …

Happiness

6 Inspirational Yogis in Their 90s

Think you're too old to start yoga? Think again. Whether you practice yoga or not, you'll definitely be inspired by these six incredible yogis over …

Yoga

The Week in Review: Big Names Say Farewell

A comedic force and a movie star were among those we lost this week.For almost four decades, Robin Williams challenged his audiences and brought them …

Robin Williams

Pictures of the Week 8.14.14

Photos

Anna Ewers, Suvi Koponen, and Lara Stone go super normal: http://wmag.co/1mObGia Photo by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, styled by Edward Enninful.

Can A Photographer Truly Capture Love?

In The Ones We Love, more than 80 photographers attempt to show what they see when they look at their loved ones.<p>Photographers routinely let us see the world through their eyes. Can they also reveal to us the qualities that make them love the people who inspire them? Des Moines-based curator …

Meet The First Woman To Win The World's Most Prestigious Math Award

Maryam Mirzakhani is also the first Iranian to earn the coveted Fields Award.<p>The International Congress of Mathematicians, based in Seoul, South Korea, awards the prestigious distinction every four years. All previous 52 winner winners have been male, <i>New Scientist</i> reported.<p>Mirzakhani was born and …

Daily Inspiration #1843

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Undiz - Illustration

I love neon style illustrations, especially the light effects created by the blue and pink color tones. The work of Patrick Seymour created for Undiz …

Membranes – Drawings by David Sauceda

Selected artworks from the Membranes series by David Sauceda.<p>Monterrey, Mexico based artist David Sauceda has created a series of drawings to explore …

Lauren Bacall: five shots of a fashion icon – in pictures

Lauren Bacall, who died yesterday aged 89, spent much of her life in front of the camera, starting out as a department-store model before becoming one of the biggest stars of Hollywood’s golden age. Here are five images that remind us why she was feted as much for her style as her talent

Questlove Just Posted This Heartwarming Story About Robin Williams On Instagram

"Robin Williams made such an impact on me and didn't even know it."<p>Man. The smallest gesture can mean the world to you. Robin Williams made such an impact on me and didn't even know it. He named checked all of us in the elevator during the 2001 Grammys. I know y'all think I do this false modesty/T …

Great Gardens: “Cotubín” by Albert Moya

‘Cities at Night’ as Captured by Astronauts Aboard the International Space Station

Since 2003 astronauts have been snapping up photographs of our beautiful planet from the International Space Station. All of these photographs have …