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How To Improve Your Memory And Concentration

Your brain is like a muscle. Without going to the gym and feeding your muscles with the right food, they simply won’t grow. The same applies to your …

Winning shots from Siena International Photography Awards 2015

In its first year, the Siena International Photography Awards is already Italy’s biggest photography contest, attracting entries from more than 100 countries. Following the announcement of the winners on 31 October, we showcase a selection of incredible shots now on display in the Tuscan city

Photography

10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

Watch Steve Martin, Edie Brickell’s Plucky ‘Won’t Go Back’ on ‘Fallon’

<i>So Familiar</i>, the second collection of banjo-fueled folk music from Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, hits the racks today, arriving two and a half …

The Tonight Show

20+ Historic Photos That Show People Had More Class In The Past

Regardless of when you think "the good old days" actually were, many of us harbor a special respect for the past. These photos show people that had …

CRITICS of The BIBLE SILENCED: Archaeological Discoveries PROVE Old Testament To Be ACCURATE

VIA| For many years, the critics of the Old Testament continued to argue that Moses invented the stories found in Genesis. The critics contended that …

This Is How A Prison's Debate Team Beat Harvard

Yes, THAT Harvard.<p>Three men currently incarcerated at the Eastern New York Correctional Facility in Ulster County beat Harvard University in a recent debate.<p>How they did it, though, is as inspiring as it is heartbreaking. Almost everywhere in the United States, time spent in prison is at best …

The year's best photography from travelers around the world

The best travel photography transports you to a different place. And even though smartphone cameras and the growing prevalence of the selfie are …

This Simple Writing Habit Changed My Life

by Joe BuntingI’m often asked,”How did you become a writer? Did you always dream about being a writer as a kid? How did you actually make it …

The 43 Best Hidden Hikes In The U.S.

Read the full list on Greatist.<p>Sure, hiking the Appalachian Trail is an experience no one ever forgets. But the United States is a pretty big place, with tons of opportunities for hiking and camping in spots that don't attract millions of tourists every year. If you like the feel of going where …

Scientists Find A Double Black Hole Inside A Nearby Quasar

Two holes in one!<p>The brightest objects in the universe have massive black holes at their hearts.<p>Quasars (“quasi-stellar radio sources”) can be brighter than entire galaxies, and they’re thought to be fueled by the friction and heat of stuff that’s getting swallowed up by a black hole. (Although …

The International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Winners Will Leave You Breathless

Who said landscape photos had to be boring?<p>For the second year in a row, professional and amateur landscape photographers from all over the world submitted entries to the International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. The contest, which received 2,604 submissions, aims to select the …

The 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 2015

We began our 2015 Best Towns competition with a bracket of 64 favorites, then let you vote until one dream burg emerged. Here, we present the 16 finalists—the places you say are the top spots in the country to work, run, eat, sail, paddle, drink, ride, and climb. The winner? A southern gem that …

Why all entrepreneurs should watch this movie about a rock music promoter

YouTube This summer I had the extreme pleasure of watching one of the funniest, funnest and most insightful documentaries in a long time: Supermensch. If I had one wish for all startup employees it would be that you watch this film.<p>It's not for everybody: it condones sex, drugs and rock & roll. But …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

Artists Transform Coffee Spills Into Masterpieces

Ever splashed yourself with coffee or sat a dripping cup down on a white tablecloth? Then you're well aware of the beverage's staining powers. But where some see a ruined shirt, others have found a canvas.<p>For artist Maria Aristidou, it all started with a latte. "I was working on another commission …

Albert Einstein

7 everyday ways you are ruining your IQ

Are you taking Thomas Piketty’s Capital on holiday with you? Do you do sudoku for the promised brain work-out it provides? Have you forced yourself to sit through improving documentaries on BBC Four when you would rather have been watching Come Dine With Me? Bad news: it may all be for …

Understanding Aperture and Exposure: Part 1

A few years ago I started this blog for my photography students to help re-enforce the most fundamental aspects of photography. Understanding how …

Landscape Photography

The Milky Way Over Yellowstone Will Take Your Breath Away

Sometimes an artist can show you what the naked eye would miss. Kansas photographer David Lane spent four months photographing the Milky Way over …

These Beautiful Handwritten Love Letters Will Leave You Swooning

Call me maybe. Write me definitely.<p>Once, while thumbing through my favorite book -- <i>To the Lighthouse</i> by Virginia Woolf -- I found a scrap of paper wedged within the "Time Passes" section. "Hey," it read, "you found me! I love you."<p>The scrawl (sloppy, Sharpie-thick) was my ex-boyfriend's. Things had …

These Photos of Starry Nights Aren't of Starry Nights

Vanessa Marsh’s images might look like breathtaking photos of starry night skies in the wilderness, but she never left the darkroom. That's because …

Landscape Photography

This is How Photoshop Artist Erik Johansson Creates His Mind-Bending Images

Swedish photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson is well known for his mind-bending photo-manipulations and optical illusions, which are all made …

The religious have gone insane: The separation of church and state — and Scalia from his mind

A “strong and passionate” belief in God does real harm — look no further than the GOP or the Supreme Court<p>The headline on the News Nerd was almost too good to be true: “American Psychological Association to Classify Belief in God As a Mental Illness.” A study, the story beneath it read, had led the …

Best Video Editing Software 2018 (11 Paid/16 Free) Windows, Mac, Linux

Editing a video in 2018 can’t get easier, with the latest technology and the new super duper video capturing devices like GoPro, the quality of raw …

Videography

Tintype Portraits of a New Generation of Folk Singers

At the Newport Folk Festival, the oldest music festival in the country, now in its 56th year, a young generation of folk musicians prides itself on just the opposite: sounding old. Photographer Giles Clement, in collaboration with Squarespace, captures these soulful time travelers in tintype …

Earth's orbiting observatories and their literally awesome images

While the Voyager 1 probe, launched in 1977, cruises into interstellar space (the farthest man-made object from Earth) and missions like New Horizons capture snaps from the outskirts of the solar system, we've been keeping the heavy hitters close to home. Massive space telescopes that scan the …

‘Shot on iPhone 6’ campaign proves humbling for young photographer

<i>Cult of Mac’s Photo Famous series introduces you to the groundbreaking photographers featured in Apple’s “Shot on iPhone 6” ad campaign.</i><p>Michael Mainenti is in the developmental stages of a photography career, a point when he should be looking at the works of the established masters and saying, …

Some Filmmakers Accidentally Captured an Exploding Meteor in Timelapse Footage

Watch them zoom in and enhance.<p>Sometimes the most amazing footage is shot completely by accident.<p>PermaGrin Films was in Santa Cruz, California a few nights ago, shooting some timelapse porn of the night sky and the Milky Way in particular, when they captured what appears to be an exploding …

Time-lapse Photography

Artist Creates Mind-Bending Optical Illusions on the Palm of His Hand

Italian makeup artist Luca Luce uses the palm of his hand to showcase mind-bending optical illusions. With the help of perspective, clever shadow placement, and a photorealistic style of drawing, he produces surreal, three-dimensional artwork that tells fantastical stories in stunning detail.<p>In a …

Digital Art