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Malala Shuts Down Donald Trump In The Most Elegant Way Possible

"The more you speak about Islam and against all Muslims, the more terrorists we create."<p>Malala Yousafzai offered up a reality check for Donald Trump and any other politician attacking the entire Muslim faith.<p>"The more you speak about Islam and against all Muslims, the more terrorists we create," …

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Christian Terrorism

Once again, a gunman has killed people for political reasons. Once again, he is described in the mainstream media using words and phrases such as: deranged, mentally disturbed, homicidal, gunman, shooter, criminal, murderer, and lone wolf. He may have been all of that, but one key descriptive word …

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UK Muslims seek own path in countering jihadism

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has planned a series of conferences around the country where community leaders, activists and others will speak out against jihadist ideology, but also government security measures they say alienates Muslims.<p>"We do know that for any policy to succeed it needs to …

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Facebook's AI software could soon stop users from accidentally posting rude photos online

At a Facebook event in London last night, Facebook's VP of engineering, Jay Parikh, said the platform's image recognition software will start alerting users if they're about to upload certain types of photos that they might not want everyone to see.<p>This led Irish comedian Dara Ó Briain to jokingly …

Iraq Turns On America: “Iraqi People Have Started To Feel That The US Isn't Serious About Fighting ISIS"

If you frequent these pages, you’re well aware of why the US decided to release helmet cam footage of a raid on an ISIS prison in the northern Iraqi …

Facebook reaches half the internet, but don't expect it to stop there

The social network faces more suggestions it is running out of steam in its mature markets, but this doesn't mean its best days are behind it<p>It’s been hard to miss the advertising blitz that Facebook has embarked on over the last few weeks. The sides of bus stops, television breaks and double-page …

Kate Winslet Won't Let Her Kids Use Social Media: 'It Has a Huge Impact on Young Women's Self-Esteem'

She stars in <i>Steve Jobs</i>, but that doesn’t mean Kate Winslet is a technology superfan.<p>In an interview with the <i>Sunday Times</i>, the Oscar-winning actress …

13 Tips for Photographing School Portraits

Youngsters are back to school, and you know what that means—annual school portraits. School portraits can be challenging for both the kids and the …

Weekly Nikon news flash #339

→ Detailed comparison between the Canon 5DSR, Nikon D810 and Sony A7RII cameras (English translation available).<br>→ I've said this many times before - …

Husband’s ‘Photography Obsession’ Leads to Divorce

If your spouse has ever told you to put your camera down or that you’re spending too much time taking photos, you might want to start taking the …

5 Astronauts Told Us Their Most Terrifying Moments In Space

Quick thinking doesn't come close to capturing it...<p>During Chris Hadfield’s first flight, he and his fellow astronauts had to navigate a quarter-million-pound shuttle toward a target the size of a coffee cup saucer on the Russian Mir Space Station.<p>Hadfield’s job was to relay the speed and range …

Indonesia is burning. So why is the world looking away? | George Monbiot

A great tract of Earth is on fire and threatened species are being driven out of their habitats. This is a crime against humanity and nature<p>I’ve often wondered how the media would respond when eco-apocalypse struck. I pictured the news programmes producing brief, sensational reports, while failing …

Habitats

How color grading your photos can manipulate viewers’ emotions

Photographers often understand color theory and seek to incorporate objects of complementary colors in their images.<p>We understand and appreciate the …

8 Tips For Starting a Photography Business

<i>I am often asked for advice by those starting out in the photography industry. And if there’s one thing I have no shortage of, it’s advice. So with</i> …

Living Rooms

The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2015

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Wim Wenders’s Evocative Landscape Photographs Are About People, Not Places

For German filmmaker and photographer Wim Wenders, a place—be it the site of the Berlin Wall or a small roadside graveyard—carries with it the marks …

Is Photoshop a Villain? Thoughts from a Photographer

<b>Look how purple and shiny I am SOOL: straight out of laptop</b>.<p>I am at my cabin sitting at my laptop. I just showered, dried my hair, threw on a sweater …

Facebook Messenger Wants To BE Your Phone Number With New Message Requests

Phone numbers are dumb. Once someone has yours, you can’t stop them from contacting you.<p>Someone might want you to call them, but if you don’t have their random string of digits, you can’t. And you could miss something extremely important if a person you’ve never met really needs to reach …

Meet A Real-Life Martian

Jocelyn Dunn survived in a Mars simulation for eight months without going crazy. Here's what we can learn from her experience.<p>Jocelyn Dunn spent eight months living on the red, rocky surface of Mars. Last year she shared a 1,000-square-foot habitat with five crewmates, wore a space suit every time …

After watching Oprah’s ‘Belief,’ what do I believe?

<b>PETALUMA, Calif.,</b> Oct. 26, 2015 – What we believe, particularly relating to religion, is not the easiest thing to share with others. One trick I’ve …

Faith

My Life With Facebook's M

Facebook's boldest experiment yet is wildly addicting — and a little freaky.<p>There’s this thing I’ve been doing pretty often over the past week. A couple of times each day, I put a closed fist to my temple, pause for a moment, and slowly extend all five fingers while saying the words: “Mind. …

Facebook wants to be the only thing you look at on your phone

Facebook has gradually been adding information to its "notifications" tab to make it much more than just a place to check what photos you've been tagged in or which friends wrote on your Wall.<p>Now, the company is ramping up those efforts with new updates to the notifications tab to make it more of a …

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Pictures: This iPhone 6 case lights cigarettes and opens beer bottles

Yes, this is real folks.<p>ZVE, a company that makes iPhone cases and power banks, has what is arguably one of the coolest cases on the market today. Its multifunctional shock-proof case comes with a built-in cigarette lighter, bottle opener, and camera tripod.<p>It can even be mounted onto a bike’s …

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12 Movies That Are Unmissable For Philosophy Lovers

It isn’t easy to come up with a list of 12 great philosophical films. Such a list could be based on several criteria. Are these the 12 best films …

Saudi Arabia angered by UK's cancellation of prisons contract

The UK's recent decision to withdraw from a prison consultancy contract with Saudi Arabia threatens the "mutually beneficial strategic partnership" …