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How to Become Instagram Famous Doing Things Your Own Way

@asenseofhuber proves a little maverick mentality goes a long way.<p>When it comes to breaking away from the Instagram crowd, in an endless sea of sunsets and striking landscapes, true individualists know it helps to put your own spin on it. And no one knows how to shrug off convention and still rack …

Myrtle Beach

Confessions of a congressman - Vox

9 secrets from the inside<p>I am a member of Congress. I'm not going to tell you from where, or from which party. But I serve, and I am honored to serve. I serve with good people (and some less good ones), and we try to do our best.<p>It's a frustrating, even disillusioning job. The public pretty much …

Elections

The decline of US power?

<b>Standing on the Washington Mall at the turn of the new millennium, it was impossible not to be struck by America's power and global pre-eminence.</b><p>Victory in the Cold War made it the hegemon in a unipolar world.<p>Few argued when the 20th Century was dubbed the "American Century", a term first coined in …

Political Science

Simple Steps for Focus Stacking in Photoshop

Focus stacking is an effective way to achieve deep depth of field; it’s a technique that’s especially used in macro photography. The idea is to make …

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11 Scientific Reasons Dogs Are Better Than Cats

A pilot study of 95 people found that dog owners laughed significantly more frequently than cat owners. Cats might even be a drag — even participants without pets reported laughing more than those who just owned cats.<p><b>2. Dogs help you make friends.</b><p>"Pet dogs can act as catalysts for human social …

PhotoShelter Unveils a Mobile App for Managing Your Portfolio On the Go

PhotoShelter launched a mobile app today that lets photographers on the service manage their photo portfolios on the go using their smartphones.<p>The …

How to Photograph and Edit A Panorama

Since I don’t own a lens which is wider than 18mm (pair that with a crop sensor as I do, and you can see the problem here), the only option I have …

Behind the Lens: Lulu Lovering’s Self-Portraits Capture the Unspoken Emotions of a Shy Woman

<i>What are some of your interests?</i><p>Oh gosh, I love this question so much because I'm interested in just about everything in the whole world. Over the years, I've been fascinated by modern dance, dinosaurs, <i>Star Wars</i>, gardening, fairy tales, travel, soccer, theology; everything and anything! The only …

Beatrix Potter

Marriage is more beneficial for men than women, study shows

<b>Marriage</b> has long been cited as a health booster, with couples living in wedded bliss more likely to live longer and have fewer emotional problems.<p>Yet a new study suggests that women hardly benefit from tying the knot.<p>Landmark research by University College London, the London School of Economics …

‘Denali’: Photographer Ben Moon’s Touching Tribute to His Beloved Dog

The short film above, titled “Denali,” is photographer Ben Moon‘s beautiful and touching tribute to his dog Denali, who passed away last year at the …

Two "Fangirls" Travel the World to Perfectly Align Film and TV Stills with Their Filming Locations

Tiia hman and Satu Walden are two self-proclaimed fangirls on a quest to visit every filming location from their favorite movies and TV shows, all across the globe. Since late 2013, not only have the duo been on a global adventure, but they've also been documenting their trek around the world with …

Filmmaking

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Photos

Artist's Illustrations Remind Us Love Is The Little Things

Love is cooking dinner on a Tuesday night; lazing on a Sunday afternoon; riding bikes through the park. Love is the little things.<p>Korean artist Puuung captures this in illustrations for the "Love is.." series showcased on Grafolio, an online forum featuring works from various artists, and updated …

Drawing

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

29 Recipes Every Millennial Should Know

You’re in the real world now. That means it’s time to cook like the young professional you are. If you’re clueless and without any cookbooks, have no fear. Cooking is easier than you think, and you can whip up some gourmet meals in no time. Spoon University is here to help with easy recipes that’ll …

Dinner For Mom: 5 Easy Recipes Even the Kids Can Make

Let mom kick back while you make an amazing meal tonight. These recipes are so easy, even the kids can make them (with a little help from dad).<p><b>1. Easy Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with store-bought Thai Green Curry Paste. Serve with …

Cooking

Breathtaking travel destinations from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

With over 23 million Instagram posts already hashtagged #vacation, competition is increasingly fierce for most photogenic holiday background. Those looking for a little inspiration might consider checking out the latest batch of travel photo submissions from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler …

Travel Photography

People Keep Crashing Into Google's Self-Driving Cars

Robots, however, follow the rules of the road<p>You want to know why we can't have nice things? People, that's why. Self-driving cars are just trundling along, minding their own business, when people decide to do something crazy. That's what Chris Urmson, the director of Google’s self-driving car …

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

Our favorite books of the year

This was an odd year for books, usually the quiet introspective cousin at the pop culture family gatherings. But the Amazon/Hachette contract dispute …

Books

Artist Walks For Hours In Snowshoes To Create Sublime Snow Drawings

Sonja Hinrichsen is a snow artist. It's not her official title -- she conducts a lot of art interventions in nature, and pursues photography and good ol' fashioned ink drawings. But her snow drawings are nestled rightfully at the top of her artist website, revealing what happens when a professional …

The 22 Most-Watched YouTube Videos Of All Time

We wanted to see what the most-watched videos of all time were.<p>A man named Daniel Hadley pulled together the videos with the most views. We didn't include NSFW material (but here's the full list), and we didn't include music videos (here's that full list).<p>On this list are viral videos you may …

The Best Book I Read This Year

Staff selections from a year of reading<p><i>The Atlantic</i>'s editors and writers share their favorite titles—new, classic, or somewhere in between—from a year of reading.<p>We want to hear what you think. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.

Your science questions answered

<b>Q At the moment of the big bang, all mass was in a single spot and has been expanding outward from there since. Where is the centre of the expansion from, and wouldn’t there be a growing void emanating from that point going forward?</b> asks Kirk Lynn<p>A As Dr David Mulryne from Queen Mary University of …

Man Builds Machine To Endlessly Swipe Right On Tinder To Meet New Women

One enterprising engineer decided to maximize his chances of obtaining a Tinder match by building a battery-operated robot to endlessly swipe right for him.<p>The Java developer, James Befurt, constructed the apparatus by writing a computer program that hooks up with what appears to be some type of …

Google Chrome

Masai Warriors, Elephants and Giraffes All Made an Appearance at This Stunning Wedding in Kenya

Wedding photographer Jonas Peterson has captured dozens of beautiful weddings all over the world. But even with his impressive resume and archive of …

5 steps for structuring an ideal work day

With looming end-of-year deadlines and the holidays imminent, it’s one of the most stressful times of the year. Are you maximizing your work days to …

39 blogging tools to help you work faster, better and land more readers

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When you’re finding amazing content to share on social media—the kind of thing that grabs attention and gets people to click, share, and comment—one of the most valuable, most original places to turn is your own blog and the content you personally …