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Death and the Daguerreotype: The Strange and Unsettling World of Victorian Photography

Victorian photography reveals obsession with immortality.<p>Having an eternal thirst for commemoration and remembrance, the 19th century was influenced by the Victorian obsession with spirituality and early photographic techniques. The introduction of the daguerreotype, a 19th century photography …

Perfect Examples of Framing in Photography

Ansel Adams - Wawona Tunnel View<p>Photographer Ansel Adams is known for his black and white landscape photos of the American West. In his <i>Wawona Tunnel</i> …

The Prettiest Gingerbread Cake Recipe of the Season

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease and flour a Bundt pan and set aside.<p>Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and spices. Set aside.<p>In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg and sugar until pale in color, about 2-3 minutes.<p>In a separate bowl or large measuring cup, …

Photo Collage Ideas and Layouts For Budget Wall Decor

There's nothing like photos to give your home a warm, personal feel, and remind you of the people and the memories most important to you. That's why …

Beautiful Female Portraits by Steven Gindler

<b>Steven Gindler</b> is a talented young photographer, graphic designer and filmmaker based in Stockholm, New Jersey, USA. “I transformed my hobby into a …

David Hockney interview: 'Your face belongs to other people'

On December 3 2013, I landed at Los Angeles airport and was met by David Hockney’s assistant Jean-Pierre Gonçalves de Lima. He drove us across the city and up into the Hollywood Hills, until eventually, after a long, winding last leg of the journey, we arrived chez Hockney. Almost as soon as I …

The hidden psychology of failure

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Words of wisdom heralded throughout our upbringing, to be sure. But is there any scientific proof that successive failure is positive and propels innovation forwards?<p>Tom Pohlmann, head of strategy and value at Mu Sigma, a decision science and data …

Innovation

A Make-Ahead Staple for Transforming Weekday Breakfasts

If you've never made sausage, it can feel like a messy, impossible task, one to leave to the neatly sealed tubes in your grocery store's meat aisle. But after you've made a batch, you'll learn the truth: <b>Sausage couldn't be simpler to pull together. And it's ideal for freezing for a rainy day or, in</b> …

5 Chic Houseplants and How to (Finally) Keep Them Alive

On one particularly wintry morning during New York Fashion Week, all eyes were fixed not only on the clothes and the Wyeth furniture at The Row presentation, but also on the spectacular plants dotting the showroom, which included aloe, succulents, and banana trees arranged by EriN Design. Months …

5 Vegetarian Steaks

You don't need to be a carnivore to eat a steak.<p>You don’t need to be a meat-eater to enjoy a gorgeous steak—though it won't be made of beef. From …

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

Nutrition,Nutrition,Food science,Diets and dieting,Health & wellbeing,Food & drink,Life and style,Science<p>Is fat really bad for you? Should we consume less salt? And what’s wrong with gluten, anyway? A science writer and a consultant cardiologist separate fact from fiction<p>Have you ever wondered why …

Holistic Medicine

50 KitchenAid Recipes That Stand, Mix, and Deliver

Monkey bread, pretzels, easy cakes, and more ways to let the stand mixer do the work. Your arms deserve a break.<p>Did you order a KitchenAid stand mixer that’s perfectly color-coordinated with the rest of your appliances? That’s nice. (Same.) But now it’s time to get even more use out of it, with …

Dessert

How to Make Stovetop Mac and Cheese That's Better Than Boxed

There’s a time and a place for boxed macaroni and cheese: 2:00 in the morning on the couch. But when it comes to dinner, you can do better than a …

6 simple ways to take better photos on any camera

But even as we all take more and more pictures, many of us assume our talents are limited. "Real" photographers use expensive equipment and have "good eyes" for pictures. The reality is that much of the difference between pros and everyone else can be broken down into a few simple guidelines.<p>Here …

Heartbreaking pictures show mother kangaroo reaching for joey one last time before dying in male companion's arms

A mother kangaroo has been captured reaching out to cuddle her joey one last time before she died.<p>The photographer, Evan Switzer, captured the moment on a bushland property in River Heads, Queensland, Australia.<p>He noticed what was going on while he was on a walk on the property on Monday …

Dim Sum Recipes

Dim sum, a distinctly active and fun style of Chinese dining, is a Cantonese tradition. It began in small roadside teahouses, which served simple …

Food & Dining

Netflix Has Thousands of Secret Movie Categories You Can Only Access with This Hack

Oh hello, "Critically Acclaimed Romantic Dramas from the 1980s."<p>You know that horrible, rug-pulled-out-from-under-you, life-spinning-out-of-control feeling when you've poured the wine and settled into the couch and opened the Netflix...and realized there's nothing you want to watch? It's all okay …

Celebrity Gossip

Photographer Takes Photos Of His Camera-Shy Girlfriend And The Results Are Beyond Adorable

Photographer Mikaël Theimer loves to take photos of his girlfriend, Marion. The trouble is, Marion is more than a bit camera-shy.<p>"Marion and I have …

Here's the Fastest Way to Defrost Your Car Windshield According to Science

It’s winter. If you drive a car that’s parked outside, you know what that means. It’s frigid as hell inside your car and the windshield is totally …

11 TED Talks on Photography Worth Watching

Need some inspiration to start off the new year? Try these 11 TED talks on photography. 1. Anastasia Taylor-Lind – Fighters and Mourners of the …

Photos

Feast your eyes on the stunning pictures that won this year's iPhone Photography Awards

Earlier this year, the iPhone Photography Awards announced the winners of their eighth annual contest.<p>Judges sorted through thousands of entries to pick the three best photos, as well as category-specific highlights.<p>"This year's entries were especially impressive, ranging from intimate, …

Awards

17 Visual Artists You Should Know In 2016

From gallery darlings to grassroots icons, this is the multifaceted team of creatives you should watch out for.<p>Another year, another 366 days of photography, painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, performance and more.<p>As 2016 approaches, two of our culture editors and writers -- Katherine …

West Africa

Artists Share “Before and After” Evolution of Their Drawing Skills with Years of Practice

Drawing, like all things, requires dedicated practice to master the craft and create amazing works that wow a wide audience. Although many people dabble in art when they're younger, few people choose to hone their skills into their teens and adulthood. Those that do work on improving themselves …

Drawing

Revealing Portraits of Everyday Foods Sliced in Half

In this appetizing series, still life and food photographer Beth Galton gives us a fresh perspective on some basic, everyday meals. <i>Cut Food</i> is a series of just that–food that is cut in half, giving us a glimpse at the gooey, delicious mid-sections of a doughnut, a bowl of soup, and even a hot dog …

Hot Dogs

Dancers Among Us, Part II (18 photos)

Now featured on everywhere from NBC to blog and magazines around the world, <i>Dancers Among Us</i>, by photographer Jordan Matter, constantly reaches new heights. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, Matter shoots top NYC dancers in places around the city, including an Apple store, Grand Central …

Artist Christoph Niemann Transforms Everyday Items into Whimsical Sketches

Christoph Niemann incorporates everyday items into clever sketches that offer a dizzying sense of depth and whimsical perspective. The New York native can take an avocado and make it look like a catcher's mitt; he can transform a comb into a fancy Rolls Royce; he can even turn a poppy-seed bagel …

Christoph Niemann

Eye-Opening Portraits of People Living in Cramped Capsule Hotels Hidden in Tokyo

Photographer Won Kim took up residence in a tiny, hidden Tokyo hotel to capture portraits of the backpackers living there for his <i>Enclosed: Living Small</i> series. “This diminutive, bare-bones hotel takes up one floor of an office building,” Kim wrote on his website. “It is composed of a few hallways, …

Diminutive

Kirsty Mitchell’s Intricately Adorned Goddesses of Wonderland