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What makes a photographer when everyone is taking pictures

<b>KEN VAN SICKLE, Photographer:</b><p>If you walk out of the front of the Flatiron Building and you walk straight across the street, you walk right through my …

The one simple iPhone app your home needs

Are you looking to move to a new place? Do you want to redecorate your apartment? Plan on selling your parents’ house? Are you looking to transform …

Attention, Pizza Lovers: Your Pizza Box Is Probably Toxic

The FDA banned chemicals that hold your beloved cheese-and-pepperoni.<p>"There is no longer a reasonable certainty" that specific chemicals found in most pizza boxes are safe for human use, according to the Food and Drug Administration.<p>As such, the FDA is banning three "food contact substances" …

Inside This Bed Is An Even Littler Bed For Your Pet To Sleep In

Just dreamy.<p>Of course you want to sleep with your pet. She is cuddly and warm and (usually) takes up less room than a human.<p>But the sad truth is that sharing the bed with your cat or dog is bad for your sleep: Research shows the animals disrupt quality sleep with incessant whimpers, meows or …

Summer Sips: Kid-Friendly Patriotic Punch Recipe

Cool off with a refreshing red, white, and blue treat. Up your summer sips game with this fun, kid-friendly patriotic punch!<p>Perfect for cookouts, backyard barbecues, or Fourth of July celebrations, this colorful non-alcoholic libation is also a lesson in tasty kitchen science!<p>Really, you can use …

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Laundry Hack: Homemade Dryer Sheets

Ready for a more natural approach to laundry? Make your own reusable homemade dryer sheets!<p>Transform vinegar and your favorite essential oils into eco-friendly laundry room bliss without harsh chemicals or overwhelming perfumes.<p>Cross dryer sheets permanently off your shopping list with this …

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Make Some Fun Knitted Cat Toys for Your Feline Friends

Have yarn-obsessed kitties who try to steal your knitting? Delight your playful felines with some cute knitted cat toys to call their own!<p>Transform a few jingle bells and some leftover yarn scraps into hours of pet-friendly fun! Your fuzzy pals will definitely adore these quick-knitting triangular …

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Star Wars Ice Cream is Now an Official Thing

Film promotion takes many forms--including very cold and very sweet. In the final weeks before the release of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, new <i>Star Wars</i>-themed ice cream has been released.<p>As reported by Entertainment Weekly, New York-based Ample Hills Creamery have produced two new flavours of ice …

Bacon, Tomato and Cheddar Breakfast Bake with Eggs

This breakfast casserole topped with runny eggs by F&W's Grace Parisi develops a terrific texture as it cooks slowly in a glass dish (which makes it …

6 Guys Spent a Week Eating 6,000 Calories a Day. Here’s What Happened

Researchers take a peek at what happens inside your body when you binge<p>The average guy eats about 2,500 calories a day. So what would happen if you ate more than double that amount for a week straight? Some seriously scary stuff, according to new research published in the journal <i>Science</i> …

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These geeky eco-warriors want your old phone to help stop illegal deforestation

That old smartphone you’re considering putting up on eBay, or just leaving in a drawer because it’s no longer needed, could be put to much better …

WTF Is Up With These Freakishly Realistic Cat Bags?

Live your wildest crazy cat lady dreams.

One Husband’s Response to Retouched Photos of His Wife

San Antonio, Texas-based boudoir photographer Victoria Caroline Haltom saw a Facebook post go viral recently after she shared an email she received …

10 Yoga Poses That Help With Bloating, Back Pain and More

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One-Pan Pasta

I am here to tell you about a recipe for pasta that you cook in one pan. <i>One pan, people!</i> Dried noodles, sauce ingredients, water—they all get thrown …

Cat Cocoons: Cozy Feline Furniture Fits into Modern Homes

If you’re the type to avoid purchasing pet furniture because it doesn’t fit into your interior design scheme, you’re probably paying for it in the …

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4040-1_0.jpg<p>Cardamom Coffee<p>Coffee purists beware: This post explores coffee add-ins beyond a splash of cream or milk such as sugar, spice and …

How I Bought a Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens for $50

Pawn shops are hit and miss for photographers, but when they’re a hit, they can be a <i>freaking HIT</i>.<p>During one of my bi-monthly visits to all the local …

Adobe's amazing prototype camera app can remove tourists from your holiday photos

An amazing new prototype demo from Adobe at its MAX conference in San Francisco showed a camera app that can intelligently remove tourists and other obstructions from photos.<p>The camera application can be put into ‘Monument Mode’, which runs an algorithm over the captured image to remove objects and …

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2015: even more of the best entries so far

5 Alternative Photography Processes That Challenge Convention and Realism

Some photographers live by a set of rules: they follow the standard conventions of exposure and image development to produce realistic photographs …

A NASA Experiment Is Going to Light Up the Sky With Beautifully Colored Clouds Tonight

If you’re on the east coast tonight, keep an eye on the sky between 7pm and 9pm: NASA is launching a test of some new tech that will include …

Changes to make in your 30s

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviors out of their system — like sleeping until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and spending all their disposable cash on new kicks.<p>But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the …

Someone published thousands of photos of historic US space missions — here are some amazing ones

The 9,200 high-resolution images posted to the Project Apollo Archive were taken during every manned mission to the moon, both on the way there and back.<p>These aren't just photos of the moon's surface either. The entire film reels were uploaded so you can see the blurry outtakes along with some …

Use this cool phone trick to 'see' a color of light humans eyes can't detect

Our eyes can only detect colors of light that we see as a rainbow, primarily shades of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.<p>These are the specific wavelengths of light that the receptors in our eyes are tuned to. Light of shorter or longer wavelengths doesn't excite our eyes' …

This Apple Trick Will Wow Your Whole Family

Hasselback apples are a real (delicious!) thing.<p>We start getting giddy about fall by mid-August — when we first spot new pumpkin-spiced foods hitting shelves. A month later, we're suffering from full-on fever (don't send help; we're <i>all</i> good), and now we're knee-deep in apple mania.<p>We're baking them …

Hologram Porn: The Most Realistic Sex Imaginable

The VR porn revolution is upon us. But will audiences shell out big bucks for in-your-face sex?<p>Why watch porn when you can <i>experience</i> it?<p>Lay back and …

This Bride Took Her Own Wedding Photos and They’re Gorgeous

Most of the time when a bride’s wedding day rolls around there are a million things to do before the big event. Making sure that someone is there to capture all those important moments is usually crucial. But Liisa Luts from Tallinn, Estonia decided to document her wedding day a little bit …

Is another human living inside you?

You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>Once …

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