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10 Reasons Gamers Will Love Windows 10

Whenever I think about Windows 10, I hear Russell Watson belting the <i>Star Trek: Enterprise</i> theme song: “It’s been a long road, getting from there to …

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

If Wes Anderson and Lars von Trier made a sitcom, it would look something like this strange Scandinavian comedy

At times bleak, ridiculous and hilarious, “”A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence” is wholly unique<p>“We want to help people have fun,” intones one of the two depressed and downtrodden novelty salesmen who drift through the bleak, stylized Scandinavian universe of Roy Andersson’s …

The 15 Most Anticipated Video Games of Summer 2015

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Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Physiology

Astronomer Royal: Life on Mars would change everything we know

If life had originated twice, independently, within our solar system, we’d have to conclude that it can’t be a rare fluke, says Martin Rees.<p>More than 100 years ago, a French foundation offered the grand prize of 100,000 francs to anyone who could prove the existence of extraterrestrial life. But …

Planetary Habitability

Work-life balance is dead

For U.S. residents of the East Coast, Reykjavik can be a shorter flight than going to California, and you'll get hot springs, unique food (fermented shark anyone?), interesting culture and live volcanoes. New movie "Interstellar" even filmed some scenes there.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Vacation ideas: Hop a plane …

Were the ancient Romans more kinky than you?

The new Institute of Sexology in London shows that humans have been fascinated by weird sex for thousands of years<p>Every generation likes to believe they invented sex – partly because it’s horrifying to imagine parents succumbing to physical urges. But a scientific glance at the history of sexology …

App Shows You What 200 Calories Look Like

Gulp.<p>For the 200 calories in half of that blueberry muffin, you could eat more than a pint of blueberries. That’s a lot of blueberries! And that’s entirely the point of Calorific, an iOS app by interaction designers Nic Mulvaney and Tim Diacon. It shows you what 200 calories looks like in 144 …

How to Educate Your Clients on Photo Shoot & License Fees

When working with a client who doesn’t regularly commission or license photography, explaining your fees can seem daunting. This is especially true …

Holy Men of India

Varanasi is the epicenter of the Hindu faith, like Jerusalem to Christians and Mecca to Muslims. In this new series, Joey L, passioned photographer …

7 Steps to Great Black and Whites in Lightroom 5

Nikon D7000, 85mm f/1.8 D lens, f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO 400.<p>Great black and white images require more than simply removing the color, and Lightroom 5 is a …

The Guardian's head of photography on a striking image from Pakistan

The Guardian and the Times both chose the same image of a young Afghan girl from a choice of over 20,000<p>Sometimes great minds do think alike. On Tuesday, the Guardian's picture system was bursting with 25,000 images by the close of play. I'm sure over at News International, the Times had a similar …

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Urban Exploration

Don't Feed the Bears: Ethics in Wildlife Photography and Filmmaking

Wildlife photographer weighs in on the dos and don'ts of his profession.<p>Photography sure ain't what it used to be.<p><b>Not that that's a bad thing. Today's improved access to the world and ever-changing technology allows image-makers to reveal the invisible, to capture more intricate detail and more</b> …

New England at Night: An Interview with Bob Avakian

Bob Avakian and his wife Gail visited Martha’s Vineyard for the summer in 1973, and it has been home ever since. Trained in architecture, engineering …

The Analysis Paralysis Cure for Small Business

Business owners love plans the way drowning men love lifeboats. We’re convinced, and I must admit not without reason, that a good plan will save us …

The Dangers of Comic-Con Cosplay

Cosplay requires a tremendous amount of time, dedication and DIY skills — or does it?<p>In this comic, John Kovalic of <i>Dork Tower</i> shows us that the only …

21 Problems Only Women With Big Boobs Understand

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Infographic Gives You Nine Ways to Grow Your Photography Business in 2014

If 2014 is finally the year you plan to turn your love of photography into a business and see if you can quit your day job to do something you enjoy, …

The Best Cosplay Of 2013

And so 2013 draws to a close. We've seen a ton of amazing cosplay in our weekly Fancy Pants feature, but what you're about to see is the very best of …

Tilt-Shift Effect Applied to Photographs of the Cosmos to Create a ‘Tiny Universe’

Photographs of galaxies far far away rarely convey just how large what you’re looking at really is — after all, how can you even fathom something …

Architectural Photog Transforms a Munich Hotel 88 Mind-Bending Ways in Post

From no Photoshop straight to excessive yet awesome image manipulation, we’re all over the spectrum today. Although general belief (at least among …

Modern Corporate Headshot Photography Methods

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “corporate headshots”? If you’re like photographer Aaron Nace, you think of words like boring, …

Photography

Working with a Second photographer - Legal ins and outs

A contract with the second photographer is the best way for event photographers to protect their copyright and maintain ownership of the client's …

Photography

Beyond: Flemming Bo Jensen on Living as a Nomad Photographer

Those readers who often find themselves afflicted with a serious case of wanderlust might want to avoid this post. In the 10-minute documentary …

Photographer Reveals Why He Left Digital Behind to Study Alternative Processes

For all intents and purposes, photographer Nick Brandreth was already doing very well as a photographer when he decided to go apprentice at the …