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Tips to ace five kinds of job interviews

If this is to be a year for personal advancement, there may be an interview in your future as you seek the job of your dreams.<p>To avoid blowing that interview, you may want to listen to Michelle Riklan, a New Jersey-based consultant who has seen human resources – and the interview table – from both …

The 7 Step Morning Ritual That Will Make You Happy All Day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?Research shows that being …

9 apps star Instagrammers use to make their photos look amazing

Whether you're obsessed with Instagram or just enjoy taking pictures with your phone, chances are you could learn a thing or two about what goes into editing great photos.<p>It's time to learn from the best.<p>Tech Insider talked to six famous Instagrammers about their favorite apps and editing tricks …

Extraordinary Entries from the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest

Last month, we featured a selection of the spectacular entries in the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest, and we're pleased to share even more works from the competition. The chosen entries showcase the stunning diversity of our world, through both landscape and culture. They depict an exciting …

Physicist Lisa Randall on the Sublime and the Crucial Differences Between How Art, Science, and Religion Explain the Universe

“To lose the appetite for meaning we call thinking and cease to ask unanswerable questions,” Hannah Arendt asserted in her spectacular meditation on the life of the mind, would be to “lose not only the ability to produce those thought-things that we call works of art but also the capacity to ask …

2015 Nikon microscopy contest winners: Science is art

The best of this year's images, and an appreciation of microscopy itself.<p>Each year, a number of photography competitions touch on science. My …

Max Schrems: the law student who took on Facebook

BRUSSELS/VIENNA (Reuters) - From Vienna cafes to the European Union’s highest court, an Austrian law student’s two-year battle against Facebook and mass U.S. surveillance culminated in a landmark ruling that has rippled across the business world.<p>Austrian data activist Max Schrems talks to the media …

Visually Satisfying Arrangements of Everyday Objects by Emily Blincoe

Nashville, Tennessee-based photographer Emily Blincoe arranges miscellaneous assortments of everyday objects into striking compositions, organized by color, shape, and size. After bringing us visual delights composed of mouthwatering foods, sugary treats, and gorgeous flowers, the photographer …

Frog Riding on a Beetle's Back is Reminiscent of a Wild West Scene

Using macro photography, Hendy Mp captured a bizarre nature scene unlike any we've observed before. His colorful images feature a tree frog hitching a ride to the back of a giant horned wood-boring beetle. The adventurous frog, looking like a cowboy at a rodeo, managed to stay on top of the insect …

20 Finalists of the Smithsonian Photo Contest Show Earth’s Awesome Beauty

Guess what's for dinner? This amazing capture of a snake devouring a frog, by photographer Nicolas Reusens, is just one of sixty incredible photos that have been selected as finalists in Smithsonian.com's 12th Annual Photo Contest. There were over 26,500 entries by photographers from 93 different …

This Is The Demo That Magic Leap Was Going To Show At TED Before It Backed Out

Virtual reality company Magic Leap has been eerily quiet since it announced its $542 million fundraising round last October, with heavyweights like Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, and Google all participating. Now, for the first time in months, we finally have another glimpse of what the …

Nobel Prize Lectures in Physiology or Medicine Today

Today, be sure to catch the 2014 Nobel Prize lectures in Physiology or Medicine taking place at Aula Medica at Karolinska Institutet in Solna, Sweden …

Thriftier Fifty: Yongnuo Has Cloned the Cheap Canon 50mm f/1.8 II to Make it Even Cheaper

Back in September, we reported that Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo has expanded its cloned gear business to include copycat lenses, starting with the …

20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

WATCH THIS!<p>20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014: 'Snowpiercer,' 'Begin Again,' 'The Immigrant,' and More<p>From <i>The Immigrant</i>, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn …

30 Latest Links to Photography Tutorials, Special Features and Amazing Photos

Another terrific week in the world of photography passes us by as Toad Hollow Photography has been searching all corners of the internet looking for …

Are you suffering from stress, or anxiety?

<i>This column is part of The Globe and Mail's Your Life at Work Survey, done in conjunction with Howatt HR Consulting. Click here to take our survey, measure your stress levels, find out your Quality of Work Life (QWL) score and determine whether you're able to cope.</i><p>Life can be filled with …

Upright! Perspective Correction in Lightroom 5

What is Upright?<p>The Upright feature in Lightroom 5 is a great set of easy-to-use tools for correcting perspective (you know, those pesky converging …

9 Wearables Totally Changing the Medical Industry

When someone says “wearables” you naturally think about fitness and health wearables or smartwatches. These wearables can relay notifications to you or track your calories burned — which is cool and all — but the medical industry has been making their own amazing advancements in wearable …

Wearable Tech

Using Clipping Masks and Drop Shadows to Turn Any Portrait Into a Sculpturesque Image

Although they often get overlooked in the Photoshop workflow, clipping masks can make for some very interesting effects in images. A perfect example …

4 Essential layer masking tools in Photoshop

<b>Tip:</b> While you are brushing, look at the image (not the mask view that you can invoke by <b>alt</b>-clicking on the mask icon) to control and verify the …

New Absurd Animated Portraits by Romain Laurent | Colossal

<p>Photographer Romain Laurent (previously here and here) continues to create a new looping animated portrait each week. The photographer began the …

Window on Infinity: A New Year’s Photo Album From Space

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / EPA<p>A still image taken from a NASA movie of the sun based on data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), …

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Phenomenal Footage Of A Dancer Battling With Light

There's few dance videos quite as breathtaking as 'Nuance'.<p>Created by Marc-Antoine Locatelli it's the near perfect blend of choreography, motion …