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Magnificent Self-Portraits Set Against Grandiose Landscapes

Elizabeth Gadd at 21 years old is quite a talented photographer. The young lady from Vancouver, Canada is self-taught, and her trademark style is to …

Photography

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review

Olympus's OM-D E-M5 II is, like its predecessor, a small, attractive and usable 16MP camera. In fact, at first glance it looks relatively unchanged. …

Cameras

Sobering Portraits Look at the Residents of São Paulo’s ‘Crackland’

Crack addition has reached epidemic levels in Brazil. It’s a topic that’s not getting addressed but instead getting swept under the rug — or rather, …

Mother and Daughter Collaborate on Painterly Photographs that Capture the Beauty of Childhood

Minnesota-based photographer Caroline Jensen lives across two hundred acres of wide-open prairie on which she and her family roam freely amidst the …

‘I Am Sophie Green’: Photographer Explores Identity with Portraits of Women Who Share Her Name

For her ongoing project, <i>I Am Sophie Green</i>, London-based photographer Sophie Green creates an archive of individuals who go by the same name. …

Unexplained Aurora And Dust Clouds Spotted Above Mars

The red planet is literally shrouded in mystery<p>Our planetary neighbor just got a little more mysterious. In September, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft arrived at Mars to study the planet’s upper atmosphere, and since its arrival, the orbiter has picked up two unusual readings: 1) There’s a giant dust cloud …

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One Of The Most Important Strategies For Changing Your Habits

In an excerpt from her new book, best-selling author Gretchen Rubin explains how to schedule habit change into your daily routine.<p>The Strategy of Scheduling, of setting a specific, regular time for an activity to recur, is one of the most familiar and powerful strategies of habit formation. …

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#TheLIST: The New Places to Honeymoon in 2015

Our picks for the the hottest untapped romantic getaways.<p>A honeymoon is meant to be anything but typical and, let's face it, a little about bragging rights. Tried-and-true standbys may work for any old holiday, but this special trip should be once in a lifetime. For the newly-engaged couple or …

Your Perfect Half Marathon

Marathons

Portraits of People Who Have Been Shot and Scarred by Gun Violence

Since 2013, photographer Kathy Shorr has been shooting portraits of subjects who have been shot by guns — the victims and survivors of gun violence …

Guns
South Korea

The Scientific Case For Cold Showers

Chilly water increases blood circulation, releases endorphins, and could make you a more productive human—if you can handle it.<p>It’s 7:30 a.m. on a wintry March morning. I’m standing in my apartment’s cramped bathroom wearing little more than a towel and a determined look on my face. The shower is …

Swimming Pools

The Most Remote and Beautiful Landscape in the World Is in Westfjords, Iceland

It’s early June and a mild 53 degrees, but the overland trail to Galtarviti is still blocked by heavy snow. So we’re on the backup route, a path …

Arctic Circle

6 awesome comic books you must read before the movies hit theaters

Having to do your background reading just to go and watch a movie sounds a whole lot like schoolwork, but thankfully when it comes to the world of comic books things ain’t so bad!<p>With theaters set to play host to a gorgeous buffet of superhero flicks over the next year, Cult of Mac took it upon …

10 basic rules for a happier life — and most may surprise you

Happy International Day of Happiness!<p>For the last two years, the United Nations has set aside March 20 as a time to recognize “the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings.”<p>Celebrating yet? Or do the stresses of everyday life mean little …

Happiness

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

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