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Mystery and Magic In the World’s Swimming Holes (Sponsored)

There’s something special about swimming holes. They’re private, secret, and mysterious in a way that borders on the clandestine. A telling entry …

Youthful Fantasies on the Beaches of Montauk

New York City-based photographer Michael Dweck remembers vividly the time he went to Montauk at the age of seventeen. It was 1975, and there was the …

Hamptons

Otherworldly Portraits of Dancers Underwater

“Through my underwater work, I strive to convey a visceral response to the movement I capture. We all know what it feels like to be suspended in …

What You Should Know About Muscle Building And Weight Training Diet

Crank up some music. Research has shown that listening to music you love while you are lifting can help you do more reps than not listening to any …

Untitled

Photographer Sneaks Into Radioactive Ghost Towns in Fukushima

After the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was devastated by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, the nuclear disaster caused a major …

Intimate and defiant portraits of ‘GIRLS’ in present-day China (NSFW)

Described as one of the “rising stars of Chinese photography” by Ai Wewei in 2012, Beijing-based Luo Yang is gaining international recognition for …

Message from Mars? Morse code dunes found on red planet

<b>(CNN) —</b> Yes, astronomers have discovered dark sand dunes on Mars that resemble Morse code. But no, they don't think little green men are trying to tell us something.<p>The images of the dark dunes were snapped in February by a high-resolution camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.<p>So just what …

CNN

Thousands strip naked in Hull for Spencer Tunick photographs

More than 3,000 people in east Yorkshire city were painted with four shades of blue paint before US artist photographed them<p>They came in their thousands, some walking, some leaning on crutches, others in wheelchairs – but all naked.<p>Before dawn broke on Saturday, 3,200 people gathered in Hull city …

The Difference Between Being Happy and Being High

Breaking down how we decide which kinds of pleasure are acceptable and which ones are not OK.<p>Many people think of drug use, or other potentially addictive experiences like gambling, as more profane than sacred. Chemical or virtual highs, a lot of us believe, are cheap substitutes for genuine …

Consciousness

9 weird psychological reasons why someone might fall in love with you

There's a lot we don't understand — and a lot that's idiosyncratic to individual people and couples.<p>That's why a lot of research into why we mate is bizarre to the point of incoherence — cultural norms as well as oddities in research methods can create a lot of noise.<p>Yet it turns out that there is …

Psychology

Ultralight beam ⚡️

This 200W Laser Bazooka Is a Work of Mad Genius

Don't try this at home, not that you even could.<p>Mad scientist and laser junkie StyroPyro knows a thing or two about building weapons made out of light beams. Last year, he introduced the world to his ridiculous 40W laser shotgun, an impressive and overkill rig that set pingpong balls ablaze and …

Cool Stuff

How To Ditch Your Office And Work From A National Park

Working at camp. Camping at work. Burn your desk for fuel.<p>Our national parks system turns 100 this August. If you ever needed an excuse to visit a national park—besides just being alive—this is your moment. And if you play your cards right, you might be able to do it without taking time off from …

RVs

The Winning Photos of Dog Photographer of the Year 2015

The Kennel Club, the official kennel club of the UK and the oldest kennel club in the world, has just announced the winning photos for the Dog …

Why We Shoot Faceless Imagery

A lot of people have asked us why we only shoot “Victoria’s back” and why we rarely ever show her face. Believe it or not, we actually have a reason …

Scientists Finally Recognized For Eradicating The Sexy Screwworm

Their technique to eliminate destructive pests earns them Golden Goose awards<p>"You just can't castrate enough flies!" That was the response Edward Knipling and Raymond Bushland got from their fellow scientists when they shared their novel scheme to end the screwworm infestations plaguing U.S. …

Portraits of Young Lovers at Their Most Raw, Intimate Moments

Bucharest-based photographer Natalia Mindru Photomicona isn’t interested in pretty, sugary sweet pictures; within the hustle and bustle of city life, …

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don't Follow Through On What We Set Out to Do And What To Do About It

By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his publisher that he would write a new book titled, <i>The Hunchback of Notre Dame</i>.<p>Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other …

People Who Narrowly Escape Death Expose Their Scars

English photographer Emily Goddard’s self-confessed “morbid curiosity” about death and scars started when she was a child and her godmother’s late …

5 Steps To Recovering From Any Injury

Being injured can be a tough pill to swallow, particularly for people who are consistently active, training for an upcoming event, or both. While you …

Exercise

Tame

What Holds You Back from Taking a Photograph?

I was at John Wayne Airport on Friday morning before the sun rose, heading to a training event in Colorado. Whenever I travel by air and I’m waiting …

This Is Your Brain on Nature

When we get closer to nature—be it untouched wilderness or a backyard tree—we do our overstressed brains a favor.<p><b>When you head out</b> to the desert, David Strayer is the kind of man you want behind the wheel. He never texts or talks on the phone while driving. He doesn’t even approve of eating in the …

Lee Kuan Yew

20 Life Hacks that Increase your Wealth

In today’s digital age, people are growing more and more interested in how to become financially successful with innovative ways to change their …

How Important Is Perfect Form in Fitness, Really?

<i>By Brian Sabin</i><p>Just about every gym in the world is lying to you. The lies are told subtly. They aren't even spoken aloud. But they are often written all over the walls. The lies are well intentioned, aiming to show you the "right" way to exercise. We're talking about the posters that show someone …

What No One Tells You About Depression (but I Will)

Back in 2009, I had my first stay in a psychiatric ward; I was there for a week. At that point in my battle with major depression, my hourly thoughts …