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The Cameras That Shot the Winning Photos of World Press Photo 2018

World Press Photo announced the 2018 winners of its prestigious photojournalism contest last week, and most of the winning photos (97 of 129) were …

The 25 Most Photogenic (and Breathtaking) Spots in America

From the sky-blue alleyways of Morocco to the hot-air balloons over Cappadocia, our bucket list is <i>beyond</i> full. But you don’t need a passport to see …

Woman Leaves Behind Her Office Job to Become Accomplished Wildlife Photographer

Dutch wildlife photographer Hennie van Heerden has transformed her passion into a career, traveling far and wide to capture stunning images of the natural world. After joining Flickr in 2006 and conversing with a tight-knit community of wildlife photographers, van Heerden left a successful career …

The Most Popular Kitchen Colors of the Last 100 Years

(Image credit: GardenWeb)<p>Looking through the kitchen color trends of the last century tells us a lot more than simply the most popular hues of the …

Kitchens

15 Gifts That Are Worthy of Your Very Best Friend

The Oprah to your Gayle deserves an Oprah-worthy present.<p>If you find it next to impossible to pick out a present that's good enough for your soul sister or mister, we're here to help. All of these items are thoughtful, personal and straight up adorable. You can't go wrong.

30 Awesome Photography Links That Go Well With a Coffee and Comfee Couch :)

We've had another terrific week of photographs and articles posted online by some of the best writers and artists working today, and here we find …

The Thyroid Diet: How to Eat for a Faster Metabolism and More Energy

What does your thyroid do? In short, everything. Every cell and gland in your body depends on thyroid hormones to regulate its metabolism state. “The …

7 Google hacks to use on your next vacation

Just a few days before embarking on a road trip through Northern Spain, my brother (who does not work for Google, but is a computer nerd), informed …

Google Maps

The 20 Best Mountain Towns in America

Explore America’s mountain towns, with trails, microbrews, lakes, and scenic views.<p>For a real recharge, spend some time at altitude.

Become a Better Visual Storyteller by Following These 10 Rules for Better Composition (VIDEO)

Most great photographers are also accomplished visual storytellers who understand how to draw viewers into their scene and direct their eyes to the …

Photography

How to edit INCREDIBLE LANDSCAPE PHOTOS with Adobe Lightroom Photoshop

This here, is Peter McKinnon´s typical workflow when it comes to editing landscape photos with Adobe Lightroom & Adobe Photoshop. He uses both …

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

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Just Bought Your First DSLR? Read What To Expect...

Here Are Some Excellent DSLR Photography Tips For Beginners – Well, Seeing As You Own One Now…<p>You've made the first big step.<p>Great news, and welcome …

Cameras

30 of the Most Beautiful Movie Homes in Cinematic History

We're still waiting on that invite to party at the Great Gatsby mansion.<p>The magic of the silver screen means no one lives inside a basic house. From the dreamy Italian villa in <i>Under the Tuscan Sun</i> to the classic Colonial Revival in <i>Father of the Bride</i>, these are the famous sets that make us want to …

Universal Pictures

19 Instagrams You Should Follow If You're Slightly Obsessed With Pretty Handwriting

Say yes to penmanship porn.

Typography

Zagat

'A good wander unveils the wonder of a city': readers on urban walking

‘Walking reveals layers of history’<p><b>London</b> at first light is amazing. There is time to appreciate the architecture, to watch the river, to revel in the nooks and crannies and hidden bits of green. It is possible to walk the pavements at whatever pace desired without the impediment of other people …

Time Travel

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

Nature

Elie Wiesel: A Life in Pictures

Literary Prizes

32 things everyone should do in Germany

In fact, Germany was recently voted the world's third-most tourism-friendly country by the World Economic Forum.<p>From mountains to beaches, wine regions to beer halls, here are the 32 things all travelers should experience in Germany.

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

Google just made its $149 professional photo editing software free

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>What was once a $500 package of pro photo editing software is now completely free. The high-end Nik Collection of photo editing tools, which was priced down to $149 after being acquired by Google in 2012, is now available for download by everyone.<p>“As we continue to focus …

Photo Editing

The 7 best science-backed fitness apps

Fitness apps that help you get and stay in shape abound, but we sifted through the masses to pick out the best, science-backed, BI-tested apps out there.<p>The best part? For most of these, all you need is some floor-space or a solid pair of running shoes.<p>Here are the seven that made the cut:

13 Photography Channels on YouTube You Should Follow

If you’re looking for videos to watch to quench your thirst for photography, YouTube has a great selection. If you’ve never really poked around …

How To Use Your iPhone GPS For Hiking In The Wilderness

Using Your Smartphone GPS for HikingTravel TipsWould you be surprised if I told you my favorite piece of backpacking gear is my smartphone? I love …

Travel Gear

How Transcendental Meditation Taught Me to Take Risks

Image by John Kelsey<p>Transcendental meditation is having a moment. Everyone from Hugh Jackman to Oprah is an avid fan. Even Wall Street is paying attention, with Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater, the world's largest hedge fund, not only practicing Transcendental Meditation daily, but insisting his …

Photo Shoot in the Shenandoah National Park: Blackrock Summit

Rays - North West View ISO 200 f/10 1/25 18mm focal length - - Photo Credit: Heather Hummel Photography<p>I'd been meaning to hike the Blackrock Summit Trail, which is part of the Appalachian Trail in the Shenandoah National Park (Virginia), and I finally made it up there. The hike itself was short …

Shape Your Thoughts to Shape the Life You Want

<i>by Susi Amendola</i><p>Sitting quietly, I hear the sound of chimes that mark the end my meditation session. As I open my eyes, I say a phrase to myself without uttering a sound. "May joy fill my heart and may peace fill my life." I say it several times as if it were a mantra or a prayer. I let the feeling …

Meditation

Find Out What Your Zip Code Says About You

Esri, a geographic-information firm, gives visitors the chance to see a demographic snapshot of their neighborhoods.<p>How much can you really tell about a person just from their zip code? According to Esri, a geographic-information firm, the answer is: quite a bit.<p>Esri's website features a "zip …