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These Are The Craziest Places In The World Where You Can Get A Drink

If you've grown tired of all the establishments within a five-mile radius of your house, know that the world is bursting with weird, creepy, and mind-blowing spots for you to enjoy a spot of tea -- or delicious libations.<p><i>You can have a drink...</i><p><b>With geeks of every stripe.</b><p><b>Where: Paris, France</b><p>La …

14 Travel Predictions for 2014

<i>by Wendy Perrin</i><p>Coming up with the ten biggest changes in travel of 2013 got me contemplating what 2014 might have in store. Here are a few …

7 Things Americans Can Learn From Italians

If you've spent time in Italy you know that life in Italy and life in America are very different. While both cultures have their pros and cons, we think Americans can learn a lot from the way Italians live.<p>Traditionally, Italians have an easy-going and positive outlook on how to go about daily …

Anna Hill’s Photoshop Project Pokes Fun at Overly Manipulated Beauty Advertisements

Photoshop takes a lot of flack in this day and age, especially when it comes to the beauty and fashion industries that consistently publish overly …

Weekly Challenge - Macro Photography

Sample Letters to My Copyright Infringers, from Credit Requests to Payment Demands

Because you asked, these are real letters I have sent to people found using my photographs inappropriately, ranging from “The standard DMCA takedown” …

Most Instagrammed Locations and Cities of 2013 Revealed, as Well as Most-Liked Photo

Every time we decide to post something about Instagram, we go through a bit of an internal dilemma. On the one hand, it’s the most popular photo …

The death of photography: are camera phones destroying an artform?

"It's really weird," says Antonio Olmos. "Photography has never been so popular, but it's getting destroyed. There have never been so many photographs taken, but photography is dying."<p>I'd asked the 50-year-old, award-winning, London-based Mexican photographer what he thinks is going to happen to …

How Idiotic Instagram Selfies Earned a 19-Year-Old Criminal 142 Felony Counts

This was NOT a good week for moronic criminals with access to Instagram. After posting a bunch of ill-advised selfies on the photo sharing site, a …

Do You Have a Prime Lens in Your Camera Bag?

Do you own a prime lens? Every DSLR owner should have at least one fast, fixed focal length lens in their camera bag. Zoom lenses are great; they can …

Cameras

21 Settings, Techniques and Rules All New Camera Owners Should Know

If you are a new camera owner this guide will walk you through the most important settings, techniques and rules you should know.

With One Photo, The Average Commute Becomes Super Special

Each month on Instagram, we team up with KPCC and suggest a photo assignment for our project Public Square. In October, we wanted to see your commute — that perfectly average and ordinary part of the day that many of us share. Lots of you participated. And one photo in particular had a special …

72 Hours in Dubai

Soaring above the golden desert dunes, Dubai's skyline shines as a beacon of the modern age. A city known for luxurious accommodation, over-the-top extravagance and an architectural vision that knows no boundaries. Dubai has something to offer for every type of traveler. Whether you are seeking …

5 Good Photography Habits You Want to Start Today

5 Good Photography Habits to Start Today - shoot daily, take notes, look at photos, back up, and more! Take your photography up a level with these …

Does taking photographs ruin your memory?

On a guided tour of an art museum early this year, 28 university students were told to simply observe 15 objects and to photograph 15 others. Dr Linda Henkel was studying the students all the while to measure whether taking photographs affected their memory.<p>The next day, the students were asked to …

5 language learning secrets every traveler should know

Among pre-travel rituals, nothing excites me more than learning to spout out a few phrases in a foreign language. Sometimes, it’s worked out great. …

Language Learning

The 19 Most Annoying People On A Plane

While we all pretty much already agreed that seat recliners are the worst of the worst on planes, there's still room for griping about other passengers we'd like to kick out of our tiny shared space in that aluminum tube in the sky.<p>Expedia asked consulting firm Northstar to poll 1,001 adult …

The lady vanishes: Victorian photography's hidden mothers

Babies may be insatiably photogenic, but somehow they don't really suit the whole business of photography. The flash makes them startle. They wriggle. They cry. They blink. You prop them up with cushions – and seconds later, they're upside down gnawing their own toes. They make Dr Evil …

In The Streets Of Iran, A Fashion Shoot Bursting With Color

Iran is a notoriously closed society, so this was an unusual milestone: It was recently the setting for a high-fashion magazine shoot, published in California-based magazine <i>FSHN</i>.<p>Iranian-Canadian photographer Afra Pourdad took photos of model Shabnam Molavi posing in public spaces — in bazaars, on …

10 Places To See Before They're Gone

Places, much like animals can become endangered, and some of the world's most amazing sights are gradually disappearing. Scientists say climate change has been affecting oceans, reefs, beaches, and even cities. Development is another danger for once-pristine, off-the-beaten-path spots and their …

Things I Learned Wandering Around Europe for 7 Months

<i>These things, traveling taught.</i><p>After five years a slave in the consulting world, I booked a oneway ticket to Iceland, and negotiated a seven-month sabbatical. Yes, in that order.<p>It's common to wonder: What did you learn? How did you change? What impacted you the most?<p>These are a few of the things …

How to Board a Plane

<b>Life in the Boomer Lane has had a lot of time lately to do an in-depth assessment of airline boarding policies.</b> This has been done primarily while she has been boarding. And, since she has flown an inordinate number of times recently (due primarily to having three children in three completely …

Play this: 'The Typing of the Dead: Overkill' is the sequel to a zombie-killing classic

For the past decade, the best way to learn typing has unquestionably been killing zombies. <i>The Typing of the Dead</i> swapped your gun in rail-shooter <i>House of the Dead 2</i> for a keyboard and a Dreamcast backpack, gave the zombies ping-pong paddles and huge rubber mallets, and made you type ever-longer …

Your new Xbox One won't do much without the day one patch

Imagine it's November 22nd: You've got your shiny new Xbox One from the local games merchant, you've got it home, and <i>it's time to video game</i>. Aw shucks, the internet is out! But that's okay, as you've got yourself a physical game disc ready to go. Sadly, it looks like you've got yourself a $500 …

Google Glass accessory store appears

Google is ramping up production of its Glass headset, and it appears the company is preparing to sell accessories for the wearable computer too. Some Glass Explorers have noticed a new Glass accessory store which will sell additional chargers, microfiber pouches, clear protective shields, the new …

Miranda Kerr Feels the Internet’s Wrath for Posting Photoshopped Pic to Instagram

Victoria’s Secret model, mother, and wife to Hollywood star Orlando Bloom (for now… I’m still hopeful) Miranda Kerr landed in some seriously hot …

Histagrams Imagine How Historic Moments Might Have Been Shared on Instagram

The idea isn’t entirely new. At one point, photographer Allen Murabayashi experimented with re-imagining famous photos as if they had been taken with …

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