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3 Simple Exercises to Combat Slumped Shoulders

<b>The purpose of this exercise is to correct scapular protraction.</b> If that sounds unfamiliar, scapular protraction is the fancy term for slumped, …

16 of the most jaw-dropping space photos of the year

A comet's green tail, the moon above an Italian mountain and dancing green auroras shine brightly in a set of photos shortlisted for an …

Do You Really Need to Refrigerate Butter? (& 9 Other Debated Foods)

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun. And today, we're republishing one of our favorite posts from June 2015.</i><p>There has been many a heated debate over how to store delicate items like eggs and …

Google open-sources its software for making trippy images with deep learning

Google today announced that it has open-sourced its code for generating wild and crazy images using a type of artificial intelligence called deep learning.<p>The DeepDream project is now available on GitHub. The project relies on the open-source Caffe deep learning framework. Deep learning involves …

Single-celled plankton evolves tiny, human-like eye

The eye is so complex that researchers originally thought it had come from an animal that the plankton had eaten<p>A single-celled marine plankton has evolved a miniature version of an eye to help see its prey better, researchers believe.<p>The tiny creature, which can only be seen under a microscope, it …

9 Cold Noodle Recipes for Hot Days

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>When the weather gets hot, the hot get slurping. All across Asia, summer tends to be a humid, sweltering affair. Sadists might …

Recipes

The Japanese Way to Make Potato Salad

One summer during college I was fortunate to spend three months in Japan traveling and eating my way around the country. Naming a favorite meal during my stay there would be impossible—there were just too many unforgettable dishes and restaurants. But if there was one overall type of Japanese food …

Potatoes

BBQ Secrets From the Best Pitmasters in the Country

Also: their thoughts on where the tradition is headed.<p>The country's best pitmasters don't care about seasoning. They don't care if you use mesquite wood. They just want to know you understand the techniques and deeply respect the tradition.<p>"People are becoming more open-minded and barbecue lines …

BBQ

10 Burger Toppings Your Barbecue Guests Won't See Coming

The country's best chefs share knock-em-dead toppings guaranteed to raise your backyard burger game.<p>The country's best chefs share knock-em-dead toppings guaranteed to raise your backyard burger game.

New York City

“We’re the market. We buy the drugs. We create the demand”: Don Winslow sounds off on the failed war on drugs

Our failed war on drugs is the reason why violence and chaos threatens Mexico, celebrated novelist tells Salon<p>Don Winslow, the celebrated author of more than a dozen books — including 2010's "Savages," which the New York Times described as a beguiling mix of "the grave and the playful," and which …

Mexico

How to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone as a Photographer

As with many other areas in life, you may find yourself susceptible to falling into a routine with your photography – a comfort zone, if you will. It …

Photography

'Love drugs' could make people more tolerant and improve relationships, but the ethical benefits are murky

Society is already used to the idea of mood-altering drugs, both in the form of prescription medicines such anti-depressants and illicit substances such as MDMA (ecstacy). Using both human and non-human subjects, researchers are now beginning to sketch a neurological picture of the brain's …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Enchanted Valley Reopens to Camping After Bear Scare Closure

Seven weeks. That is how long the actions of irresponsible campers forced the closure of the campsites in Olympic national Park’s Enchanted Valley. …

11 College Money Experts Share The Worst Advice They've Ever Heard

It’s almost time for parents across the country to write that first check for college. It can be one of the biggest payments families make, especially with the rising cost of college. And when families are faced with big bills and tough financial decisions, people like to give advice.<p>The problem …

Personal Finance

Incredibly Expressive Dog Portraits by Elke Vogelsang

Hildesheim, Germany-based photographer Elke Vogelsang (a.k.a. “Wieselblitz”) turns her lens toward her three dogs to capture the essence of their vibrant personalities. Vogelsang, whose delightful dog portraits we first shared last March, continues to document the playful antics of her animal …

Pets

Dramatic Portraits of Ethereal Women Captured with Natural Light

Photographer Alessio Albi has continued to capture images of women that feature an incredible use of their surrounding environment. Rather than taking an ordinary portrait, the photographer utilizes the quirks and distinguishing features of each unique setting to add an interesting aesthetic within …

Photography

Street Photography Tips and Tricks by Veteran Photographer John Free

In this video Veteran Documentary & Street Photographer John Free giving some amazing tips for aspiring photographers. Please check his Youtube …

Street Photography
Rap & Hip-Hop

The Visually Stunning ‘Tesseract’ Scene in Interstellar was Filmed on a Physically Constructed Set | Colossal

<p><b>Spoiler alert</b>. One of the most jaw-dropping moments of Christopher Nolan’s 2014 film Interstellar is the climactic moment when Cooper (Matthew …

Matthew McConaughey
McDonald's

Portraits of the Disappearing Tribes of the World

Photographer Jimmy Nelson spent three years between 2010 and 2013 visiting some of the indigenous cultures found in the furthest corners of our …

Photography
Economics

Top Five Detour Adventures You Need to Know About Between Las Vegas and Denver

As an adventure photographer and writer I am always searching for the "off the beaten track" activities and photo ops while on my travels. You can find me climbing cliffs and waterfalls and asking around for the hidden gem "locals only" spots. So when my 75-year-old father wanted to do a road trip …

Photographer Creates Stunning Symmetric Images with Light and Reflection

<b>All Photographs (c) Ferdinand Choffray, Courtesy of Ferdinand Choffray</b><p>Could symmetrical composition be part of defining beauty? Symmetry makes it attractive. This is what we've been told. When applied to photography, the binomial equilibrium and proportion can create striking images.<p>The shots of</b> …

Photography
Mexico

The 1 percent are parasites: Debunking the lies about free enterprise, trickle-down, capitalism and celebrity entrepreneurs

The rich don’t generate jobs. Rising tides do not lift all boats. And they probably built that with government help<p>‘When did you last get a job from a poor person?’ So goes my favorite Tea Party slogan. The Americans are good at slogans but the Tea Party specializes in discombobulatingly daft ones.</i> …

Economics

10 Easy Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Photography

Taking the perfect photograph is much like painting a masterpiece, composing a symphony, or writing an epic novel. It’s one of the hardest things …