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Fire and Brimstone

A little less then a year ago I posted an article at PL detailing the itinerary of a day in Yellowstone National Park. Since that article I had the …

10 Dramatic Sights You Have To See In Yellowstone National Park, USA

One of my favourite things about the US is the absolutely stunning natural beauty – something that you can find in pretty much every state you visit …

5 Reasons to Shoot With Small Apertures.

Size Matters With Big Numbers and Small Holes<p>Small apertures (or big f-numbers) have a bad name. We are conditioned to constantly be chasing huge …

Insider’s guide to Yellowstone: where to trek and geyser gaze without the crowds

North America’s greatest super-volcano, craggy canyons, vast subalpine forests, geysers and hot springs: the range of otherworldly landscapes in Yellowstone National Park could set a Star Wars movie. The park stars on most US travel wishlists, and 3.5 million visitors flock to sights such as Old …

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Great artists, writers and innovators may have "messier minds."<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly …

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What the On-Demand Economy Is Teaching Us About Hotel Bookings

<b>Last week we released our latest report in the Skift Trends series, How the On-Demand Economy Is Reshaping the Travel Experience.</b><p><b>Below is an extract.</b> …

This beautiful tree explains modern art history

The tree below, drawn by Miguel Covarrubias in 1940, is an amazing way to visualize the history of modern art in the West. It traces the different schools that sprang up, from post-Renaissance France to surrealists like Salvador Dalí.<p>You can click on each of the red icons in the image to learn more …

When A Machine Learning Algorithm Studied Fine Art Paintings, It Saw Things Art Historians Had Never Noticed

<b>Artificial intelligence reveals previously unrecognised influences between great artists</b><p>The task of classifying pieces of fine art is hugely complex. …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

Want to work smarter, not harder? Learn from the best.<p>Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me,</i> …

A beginner's guide to drills and bits

<b>Steve Hoefer</b> returns with another guide to some of the things that make civilized life possible.<p>There are a dizzying number of ways to put a hole in …

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

Illustrator Creates Doodles That Interact With Their Surroundings

French art director and illustrator David Troquier, who goes by Troqman, has an impressive sense of humor. He creates scrapbook doodles and places …

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Vivian Maier: mysterious and eccentric nanny who took stunning photographs

Vivian Maier was a mysterious and eccentric nanny who spent a lifetime looking after other people's children while harbouring a rather lovely secret: she was an astonishingly accomplished photographer.<p>The Guardian newspaper on Tuesday publishes rarely seen photographs by a woman now considered one …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

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 Albert Einstein, …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Unknown Artist Source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/312226186639502652/ Posted by Lara

“To create a work of art is to create the world.” –Wassily Kandinsky #insidethestudio

The Moon Puts On A Triple Super Summer Spectacle

Summer 2014 promises to be more super than most, and not just because of the World Cup or LeBron James returning to Cleveland.<p>This summer, the moon will reach "super" status not once, not twice, but three times — and the first time happens Saturday night.<p>A supermoon, or a perigee moon, occurs when …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Micro fungi of Australia - in pictures

Photographer Stephen Axford forages for fungi in the forests of New South Wales in Australia. He doesn't harvest them, he captures their beauty on camera

Long Exposure Photos of Budapest Trams Lit Up with 30,000 LED Lights | Colossal

<p>Although Christmas still feels like something in the vast future (or past, depending on your point of view) it certainly doesn’t hurt to think about …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

A sculpture of sheets of glass stacked into the shape of an enormous runner! do you know the artist? correct answer: "the runner" by Costas Varotsos - Athens, Greece posted by Nefeli Aggellou

#latergram photo by @sanjitdas of #monks preparing a meal in the #kitchen of #dakhinpat satra (socio-religious institution) in the #majuli #island on #bramhaputra #river in #assam #india. Families send one of their children to the satra and the chosen boy spends is trained in the #Vaishnava religion, philosophy and life. #photography #documentary #imagingambassador #sony #sanjitdas