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Interview Archives

August 1, 2018<p>Interview: Photographer Dedicates His Career to Documenting Tribes on the Brink of Extinction<p>Polish photographer Adam Koziol is on a race against time. In his mission to document dying tribal cultures around the world, the young photographer travels extensively, seeking out indigenous …

The infinite, quotable wisdom of Carl Sagan

His quotes and insights are all over the internet, but here’s why you should really care about Carl Sagan.<p>Today, 9 November 2015, a chorus of voices on this pale blue dot we call Earth are paying homage to the late, renowned American scientist, Carl Sagan. It would have been his 81st birthday.<p>Much …

5 (More) Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

Back by popular demand: 5 more talks to help broaden your emotional horizons.<p>Emotional intelligence (EQ) describes a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful effect of these emotions, and to use that information to guide thinking and …

Sam Harris: Mindfulness Is Powerful, But Keep Religion Out of It

<b>Sam Harris</b>: Mindfulness is very much in vogue at this moment as many of you probably know. And it’s often taught as though it were a glorified …

A sociologist has an unsettling theory about how we experience emotion

In his book named after the idea, sociologist Stjepan Meštrović describes contemporary Western societies as <i>postemotional</i>.<p>By invoking the prefix "post," he doesn't mean to suggest that we no longer have any emotions at all, but that we have become numb to our emotions, so much so that we may not …

Psychology

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend

Here are 25 books recommended by some of the top CEOs in the world to kick off your reading list.<p>Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few …

Parlez-vous Franglais? Montreal's bilingual rappers speak their own language

Montreal is fast becoming a Franglais city in which most of its young people are proficient in both French and English – and their music is a reflection of that<p>For most people, the term “Franglais” will be most closely associated with that confused phrasebook mélange of English and French often …

Language Learning

Five Poses You Can Do Right Now To Heal Depression Naturally

<i>Banish the Blues Now</i> just hit No. 1 on Amazon in new releases in Popular Psychology and Medicine.<p>The reason that you can confidently turn to holistic …

Yoga

Having No Choices is the Ultimate Freedom

Dear friend,<p>I want to tell you the exciting start of my day today. I want to share with you as vividly how it felt, and what is on my mind.<p>I woke up, …

Street Photography

16 Pro Photographers Share 16 Tricks and Hacks With Cheap Accessories

Introduction<p>As photographers, we all develop so many little tricks and techniques to help us to create unique images in any situation. One of our …

Photographer Seeks Out Havana’s Cool Kids in ‘Cuban Millennials’

Barcelona-born, New York City-based photographer Edu Bayer has always valued and felt close to Cuban culture and history, but it wasn’t until earlier …

4 Tips for Posing Subjects by Wedding Photographer Lexia Frank

Earlier this year, wedding photographer Lexia Frank published a series of 4 short videos that teach how to properly pose models in order to minimize …

Hard-Hitting Images Examine the Complex Relationship Between Asians and Elephants

“In Asia, we haven’t quite figured out whether we love these animals or hate them,” says Madras-born, Hong Kong-based photographer Palani Mohan of …

7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well

Your brain is influenced by a wide array of factors. Here's how to get it working at its best.<p>Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of …

Jérôme Sessini Photographs History's Greatest Losers

The Magnum photographer on fatalism and determinism.<p><i>WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES</i><p>Jérôme Sessini claims to have gotten into photography by chance. Initially interested in capturing the landscapes and inhabitants of his small hometown in eastern France, he has since gone on to work all …

The 25 best films of 2015

These Photographers Make You Swipe Right on Tinder

Sandra<br>Saskia Nelson<p>1 of 6<p>With over 50 million singles on Tinder, distinguishing yourself from the flock can prove laborious. No longer will the …

How to #MakeClientsHappy: A Wedding Photographer’s Advice on Mastering Customer Service

Based near Vancouver, in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, husband and wife photography team Matt and Carissa Kennedy have been shooting weddings for …

Social Media

Neuroplasticity Studies Reveal Your Brain's Amazing Malleability

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>As time goes by, science provides more and more evidence that your brain is malleable and continually changing in response to your …

How Steve Jobs Trained His Own Brain

Steve Jobs wasn't only a pioneer in computer technology. He was also a pioneer in the technology of the brain.<p>Steve Jobs is one of the two or three greatest icons of high tech, rivaled only by Bill Gates and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg. He's mostly known for his legendary ability to create innovative, …

RNI All Films 3.0 Claims to Offer Film Simulation More Convincing Than Actual Film

Preset maker Really Nice Images has announced RNI All Films 3.0, a new film simulation suite that aims to rival the software offered by companies …

Archives

Inside the mind of Vladimir Putin

Ukraine's rebels are supposed to be putting down their arms. What can we learn about their next move from the psychology of the man who rules Russia?<p>In June 2005, Vladimir Putin saw a diamond-studded Super Bowl ring on the finger of Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots. Kraft was in …

Tokyo Club Kids Photographed in their Bathtubs

When looking for couples to model for both this series, <i>Couple Jam</i>, and his ever popular work, <i>Flesh Love</i>, Tokyo-based Photographer Hal goes to …

George Hurrell: the master of the Hollywood still

George Hurrell didn't just photograph Hollywood's greats: as a new collection of his work reveals, he also imbued them with their mysterious allure<p>At 16, George Hurrell couldn’t decide whether to become a priest or an artist. A Chicago resident, he applied to both the Quigley Seminary and the Art …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Spotlight: Personal Growth Expert Fabio Angeleri

MagMaker / February 9, 2015<p><b>My name is</b> Fabio Angeleri and <b>my medium is</b> personal growth.<p><b>My love of</b> meditation started when I was around 22 during very …

Samsung rejects concern over 'Orwellian' privacy policy

Smart TV voice recognition software could transmit ‘personal or other sensitive information’ to a third party, Samsung’s policy warns<p>Users of Samsung’s Smart TV devices have raised concerns over the device’s privacy policy, which seems to suggest that they should not discuss any sensitive topics in …

What Every Photographer Needs to Know About Creating an Online Portfolio

We should clear up one myth before we continue, a photographic portfolio is not the preserve of the professional photographer. Yes, in the days …

Rent-a-rapper: is Riff Raff's prom proposal every parent's nightmare?

The surrealist cult rapper has posted an offer to his fans: for a cool $28,000 you can rock up to your high-school prom with him on your arm. Hip-hop’s relationship with high school parties continues …<p>To the abundance of American high school teens who almost certainly will not read this post, if …