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Fjaðrárgljúfur, The Most Beautiful Canyon in the World

Have you eve seen a canyon so beautiful? Fjaðrárgljúfur is a canyon in south east Iceland that's known for its breathtaking beauty. It's up to 330 feet deep and about one-and-a-quarter kilometers long, with a river called Fjar flowing through it. Created by a progressive erosion of flowing water …

Save the Children

Project info<p>In August 2014 Magnum photographer Michael Christopher Brown travelled to Za'atari and taught a group of Syrian refugee teenagers how to take photographs using an Apple iPhone. These photographs document the four-day assignment that the teenagers undertook to tell their personal story …

50 Beautiful Examples of Black and White Photography

Anybody can pick up a camera and take a picture, but it takes a skillfull photographer to utilize composition, exposure, and aperture to take a …

What Some Parents Don't Understand About Children With Autism

His name was London McCabe. He was a beautiful 6 year old, non-verbal autistic boy that was senselessly murdered by his own mother.<p>When I read the …

Video: Astronauts Trap GoPro in a Floating Water Bubble… for Science of Course

If this doesn’t put a big fat smile on your face, we’re not sure what will. As part of an experiment on ‘the phenomenon of water surface tension in …

Minimalist-Style Tattoos Lovingly Created in Exchange for Thoughtful Acts

Most tattoo artists accept money in exchange for permanently adorning a client's skin, but Stanislava Pinchuck, aka Miso, prefers the bartering system. The multidisciplinary artist draws minimalist-style tattoos while working in Tokyo and Melbourne. However, they aren't something that just anyone …

Make Remembrance Day A Stat Holiday In Canada: NDP MP

OTTAWA - A New Democrat MP's bid to make Remembrance Day a national statutory holiday is now one step closer to reality.<p>Bill C-597, which would amend …

Saskatoon Couple Wins Appeal To Bring Adopted Son To Canada From Pakistan

SASKATOON - A Saskatoon couple has won an appeal and may soon be able to bring home their adopted son from Pakistan.<p>Waheeda and Ashfaq Afridi have …

WATCH: Americans Try To Define Canadian Slang

Want to speak like a Canadian? First, you have to get the slang down pat.<p>In this latest installation of Americans experiencing Canadian things (the …

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Why religion is not to blame

Book review: Karen Armstrong’s ‘Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence’<p><i>FIELDS OF BLOOD: RELIGION AND THE HISTORY OF VIOLENCE</i><p><i>By Karen</i> …

Religion

Super Normal Super Models

Sweatshirts. Sneakers. Jeans. Underwear. The most drop-dead gorgeous women and men in the world—hey, they’re just like us!

Drilling company PHX cuts half of work force, 500 jobs lost

Calgary-based drilling company PHX Energy Services Corp. has laid off nearly 50 per cent of its work force, putting more than 500 people out of work.<p>The company, which provides drilling technology and services to oil and gas companies in Canada, the United States, Albania and Russia, says most of …

Watch These Adorable Elephants Have A Mud Party

We don't know about you, but we can't stop watching these adorable elephants roll around in their mud party.<p>Posted by rescue and rehabilitation …

Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …

Average Heel Heights Across The U.S.

The only sane women in the United States live in Nebraska, Kansas, and Maine. How do I know? These are the states where women buy the shortest heels–under 1.97 inches on average.<p>The rest of you are totally crazy. Big data doesn’t lie.<p>The rest of you are totally crazy. It’s true. Big data doesn’t …

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Engagement Photographer Hides in Small Trashcan to Get the Perfect Candid Shot

If you want to get a great candid engagement shot, you have to be good at hiding. But how far would you go to get a great angle of a private …

Indigenous People Don't Like Their Photos | I Love Photography | Ep. 37 | Oct. 23, 2014

Happy Halloween! Our weekly look at all things photographic with Sarah Jacobs and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi.<p>Get the podcast: …

The Biggest Beauty Myth You've Been Sold

Whoever said, "Beauty is only skin deep" obviously wasn't aware that we are beings of many dimensions that are <i>interconnected</i>. Our habits of thinking, emotions, spiritual connection (or lack thereof) and soul -- our fears and joys, woes and loves, comfort level and confidence -- all of it shows up …

Canada leading global study on Inuit suicide prevention

Canada is leading an international effort to pull together the most effective ways to prevent suicide among aboriginal youth in the Arctic, an …

Mental Health

21 Adorable Photos of Animals Surrounded by the Snow

For those of you who are in the northeast, you woke up on Monday morning to an usual case of cold weather as a storm dumped huge piles of snow. The early blast is making it feel more like winter than fall. In fact, more than 130,000 home and businesses in Maine were left without electricity as of …

Artist Transforms Ugly Chicago Potholes Into Colorful Mosaics

Artist Jim Bachor adds a little touch of beauty to the ugly potholes along the streets of Chicago by creating small mosaics inside of the holes that have become quite the problem throughout the city. He uses tiny hand-cut pieces of Italian glass and marble to create beautiful artwork that stands …

The Father of Katutura´s Street Walkers (updated March 31 2017)

Project info<p>Every year thousands of new migrants move to the Namibian capital of Windhoek in search for work. The unemployment rate in Namibia is very high and for single women it’s particularly difficult to find a paid job, all the more if they are mothers of small children. So for them sex work …

Impressive Father and Son BattleTech Costume Imagined Years Before Son Was Born

Years before his son Geraint was born, his father, Ryan, was planning a Halloween costume for just the two of them. The new dad is a BattleTech game enthusiast and created an impressive Sunder mech outfit that he and Geraint can wear at the same.<p>Imgur member and wife PutABowOnIt explained that her …

The Best Wildlife Photography Of 2014

Every year, London’s Natural History Museum and the BBC team up to wade through tens of thousands of the very best images of the natural world in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards. Last week, American photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols was awarded the top prize for a dramatic …

Nature Photography

Hilarious Captions by Moms Highlight Absurd Parenting Stock Photos

Many of the images that you'll find on stock photo websites don't accurately convey reality. And sometimes, the difference between the real world and these sites' fantasy lands are so far apart that it's absolutely hilarious. No one knows this better than parents, who, according to these stock …

Photographer Documents Teenage Couples Consumed by a Passionate Kiss

When teenagers fall in love, there is no end to the amount of kissing that they can do, even in public. For 16 years, skateboarder and artist Ed Templeton found himself naturally drawn to these very private moments that were taking place in a public forum. From a voyeuristic perspective, he …

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Gigantic Man Erupts from the Earth in this Spectacular Outdoor Sculpture

A gigantic man crawls out from the earth in this spectacular outdoor sculpture titled <i>Feltpve</i> (“ripped up” or “popped up”) by Hungarian artist Ervin Lornth Herv. Crafted from polystyrene, the larger-than-life sculpture was temporarily installed in Budapest's Szchenyi Square for the Art Market …