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10 ways smart people handle negative people

Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people's buttons.<p>Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all, stress.<p><b>Related: 10 Habits of Unlikable</b> …

Cut in two: travels along the US-Mexico border – a photo essay

Borderproject2017 aims to document life on both sides of the US/Mexico border. Three AFP photographers, Jim Watson, Yuri Cortez, and Guillermo Arias, spent ten days travelling along the 2,000 mile frontier from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico<p>The total length of the US–Mexican border is …

El Paso

This Is How To Make Friends As An Adult: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

When you were a kid it was a lot easier. In college you almost had to be trying not to make friends. But then you’re an adult. You get busy with …

Happiness

This Photographer Builds Each of His Sets by Hand

Fine art photographer Nicky Hamilton just completed an impressive photo series titled “The Lonely Man.” Each photo in the project took him an average …

Bergger Unveils Pancro400, A New ISO 400 Black-and-White Film

First Kodak, then FILM Ferrania, and now Bergger. The French manufacturer is the latest company to further the analog photography resurgence by …

Peter Lindbergh: ‘I don’t retouch anything’

The photographer who created the supermodels talks to Tamsin Blanchard on the eve of his exhibition<p>Flying into Rotterdam as the early mist hangs over the seemingly endless docks, it strikes me that this is an appropriate location in which to meet the photographer Peter Lindbergh. This is the man …

The Arts

Your Answer to This Question Will Determine Your Success in Life | Inc.com

Your time on this beautiful planet is brief.<p>The more consciously awake you become, the more you realize how short life really is.<p>You have no time to waste on pursuits that aren't taking you where you want to go.<p>If there is any form of internal conflict at all in the decisions you are making, you …

Motivation

How to Disarm Your Biggest Critic

Some years ago I was teaching a course in a hospital in Sheffield, England. There was a psychiatrist in the course who was in his fifties and who, …

Mindfulness

How 'Mission Impossible' Editor Eddie Hamilton Skipped Film School & Worked His Way to Cutting Blockbusters

<i>This is a guest post from Paddy Bird, founder of Inside the Edit, with a brief introduction by Robert Hardy.</i><p>The heartbeat of any great action film is …

Hayao Miyazaki: Japan's godfather of animation?

<b>As Oscar-winning film Spirited Away marks its 15th anniversary with a re-release in US cinemas, the BBC's Tessa Wong looks at the impact its director Hayao Miyazaki has had on the world of animation.</b><p>It would be no exaggeration to describe Hayao Miyazaki as the godfather of animation in Japan - some …

Anime

Hitchcock's Holocaust documentary to be restored

Alfred Hitchcock is one of many famous filmmakers to deal with the horrific images of the Holocaust. His documentary, created during the war, is set …

World History

This Alternative London Underground Map Shows You What To See At Every Tube Stop In Central London

London is a pretty epic place, though its probably expected that I’d say that seeing as it’s my home but its the actual truth. 🙂 Our wonderful city …

England

Dramatic, minimalist street photography that captures the quieter side of Tokyo

Picking out the enticing patterns and symmetry of Tokyo's streets and surrounding architecture, while playing with light and shadow – Japanese …

2200-Year-Old Mosaic that Says “Be Cheerful, Live Your Life” Found in Turkey

Photograph via The History Blog A rare ‘skeleton mosaic’ dating back to the 3rd century BC was discovered in the southern province of Hatay, Turkey …

Dining Rooms

Stunning 2200-Year-Old Mosaics Discovered in Ancient Greek City

Three new mosaics were recently discovered in the ancient Greek city of Zeugma, which is located in the present-day province of Gaziantep in southern …

Sunny 16 and Beyond

<i>I. A short rant</i><p>On the most fundamental of levels, taking photographs is about capturing and manipulating light through the tweaking of aperture, …

How Designers Built The World Of “The Grand Budapest Hotel” By Hand

Anderson’s avoidance of CGI and freakish devotion to handmade, old-fashioned production design lends his latest epic its fantastical charm.<p>In his Oscar-nominated 2014 film <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel,</i> Wes Anderson didn’t just tell a story-within-a-story about murder, purple-suited lobby boys, and …

Photographer Creates Tintype Portraits of Celebrities at the Sundance Film Festival

At the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, photographer Victoria Will set up a photo studio and shot tintype portraits of the festival’s celebrity …

World Press Photo Disqualified 16% of Finalists This Year

The prestigious World Press Photo photojournalism contest was rocked by scandal last year after 20% of finalists were disqualified and the grand …

Instagram vacation: Which cities get you the most 'likes'? | CNN Travel

Travel

12 Fictional Journeys Any World Traveler Will Envy

Visit Marfa, Mallorca, and Paris -- all without canceling your Seamless order.<p>A shift in perspective, or at least a quick, cool dip into the mind of another person, is the objective of travel, and also of reading great books.<p>So if you’re both knowledge-hungry and couch-bound, pick up a road trip …

Books

7 Offbeat Adventures Around the World

Itching for an adventure, but want to set your sights on something a little out of the ordinary? Look no further.<p>Treat yourself to a wholly unique experience with any one of these offbeat adventures:<p>Live Like a Bedouin in Egypt<p>If commonplace adventures sound too tame for you, consider immersing …

Adventure Travel

An Unexpected Technique Brings Artifacts to Life

Light painting is a tricky photographic technique. You may have seen images that use light painting to write someone’s name in the dark or illuminate a campsite, but it has many uses and can come in handy in tough situations, such as on an archaeological dig. On a recent assignment to the …

Archaeology

Jaw-Dropping 4K Timelapse Spans 5 Years and 42 Locations

Photographer Chris Pritchard captures dozens of screensaver-worthy shots in his new timelapse film, 'Skylight.'<p>No matter where we are in the world, whether it's the center of booming metropolis or the outskirts of some barren desert, we can always look up and bear witness to a constantly shifting …

What It’s Like to Travel to Islands so Remote, They’re Not on Google Maps

Harboring fantasies of being a castaway on a deserted island? Consider a trip to Panama’s San Blas islands.<p>There are 365 pieces of paradise scattered …

A Trip to Europe Will Change You Forever. Here's Why...

The world is a big old place, and sometimes one of the biggest travelling challenges can actually be deciding where to venture to next. When you're choosing between the Caribbean coast lines of Belize, the lush tropical lands of South East Asia or the cosmopolitan pull of East Coast America, which …

Game of Thrones Show-Runners Get Extremely Candid About Their Original “Piece of Sh—t” Pilot

How an Oscar-nominated director and the most successful TV show-runners in the world created a massive flop.<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> show-runners <b>Dan Weiss</b> and <b>David Benioff</b> have been pretty forthright in the past when it comes to the original pilot for their smash-hit HBO show. The consensus? It was not …

TV Series

Carnival in the Streets of Brazil: Pictures

Brazil

Psychedelic history of Japan turns learning into an acid trip

The best way to learn about the history of any country is from a history book or, at the very least, a history documentary. But if you're too slacker …

A Powerful Documentary About Pakistan’s Honor Killings

In their version of events, they would beat Saba Qaiser, shoot her in the head, stuff her in a bag, and drop her body into the river. Her father and uncle would do this in the middle of the night, when no one was watching, and no one would know what happened to her.<p>But that’s not how events …