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The White House photographer has taken more than 2 million photos during Obama's presidency — here are the best

Pete Souza has taken an estimated 2 million photographs during Obama's eight years in office, and released them to the public in real time on Flickr and Instagram.<p>Souza has captured historic moments, such as the Situation Room meeting where Obama learned the outcome of the mission to kill Osama Bin …

The White House

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GoNoodle Is Creating A World Where Kids Use Technology To Unplug

A 2015 study, published in the Pediatrics journal, revealed that 97% of children in the U.S. under four years old have used a mobile device. The findings also established a universal exposure to mobile devices amongst kids as young as six months old, regardless of household income or socioeconomic …

Education Technology

Interview: Photographer Patricia Davidson Devotes Her Nomadic Life to Landscape Photography

Photographer Patricia Davidson is dedicated to capturing the vibrancy of Mother Nature. That's why she's now traveling the United States in an RV with her husband, pursuing her passion full-time. Along the way, Davidson has photographed landscapes that are as energetic as they are diverse. There …

Landscape Photography

Google is making the excellent Nik Collection for professional photographers completely free

Big news for the professional and enthusiast photographers out there: Google is making the entirety of Nik Software’s photo editing suite completely free.<p>It’s a big deal – Nik Software has been around for about two decades, and its film-like filters and other editing tools are some of the most …

Tutorials

We Could Have a Moon Base for As Little as $10 Billion

A big increase in a NASA budget could put a permanent base on the moon in six years.<p>Everything has a price, and the one for getting a moon base going might not be as much as you'd think. A group of NASA researchers, Google Lunar X Prize foundation leads, and other stakeholders assembled in secret …

Adventures in Wonderland: Road Tripping the American West

A National Geographic photographer tours the U.S. Southwest with his six-year-old Instagram rock star.<p>Long ago my wife, Kristin, and I came up with some simple rules for road trips: Avoid interstates whenever possible, no chain restaurants, try new roads, and stop driving before dark (to find a …

National Parks

The Dark Side To Workplace Happiness

With stress related absences on the rise in workplaces, due to poor communication, lack of manager support, conflict in workplaces and fear of losing our jobs, is it realistic to expect employees to feel happy at work? As countries around the world celebrate International Happiness Day and a …

Happiness

How to be the kind of tourist that tour guides love

The kind of tourist you are determines the kind of tour you get, but unfortunately, I have learned, sometimes good people are bad tourists.<p>In my 21/2 years leading bicycle tours of Paris, I’ve met them all: the social-media addict who takes selfies in the middle of traffic, the whiny cyclist who …

Mary Poppins

A Doctor Is Spending a Year in Antarctica to Research the Isolation of Space

Among other things, Floris van den Berg will be studying whether his crewmates remember how to fly a Soyuz after spending time in the environment.<p>One thousand kilometres from the Antarctic coast, a 12-strong crew is overwintering at one of the most remote places on Earth. The Concordia Station, a …

Sea Level

MIT researchers want to rid the world of traffic lights

When it comes to self-driving cars, it’s hard to say how safe it will really be to sit back, relax and let the vehicle take over your journey. While autopilot is handy when you’re on the motorway, would you feel comfortable letting your car dictate when to stop and go at an intersection?<p>Well, …

New Details Reveal Samsung's Next Gamble

We’re close.<p>Samsung has been not-so-quietly ramping up its plans to launch the next step in smartphone technology: bendable devices.<p>The Korean tech giant has openly talked about the technology for years now. But as I’ve noted, Samsung has been increasingly covert with its future foldable plans; …

Mobile

How to craft the perfect playlist for productivity

Nothing has more of a negative impact on my workday than forgetting my headphones.<p>Like most people, music is a huge part of my life. I listen to the most music while I work, sifting through playlists, from neo classical to indie to electronica on what seems like a never-ending search for the …

How sick is too sick to work out?

Last Saturday, I woke up with a sore throat. I had recently had a head cold, though, so I figured it was nothing to worry about. I popped some ibuprofen and completed a 14-mile training run as planned.<p>By 6:30 that night, I had spiked a high fever and my throat felt like I had swallowed embers. The …

Immune System

Do people think you're a jerk? Peeple may help you find out

When people heard about the app that helps you review people on the Internet, they panned it as a terrible idea. Now it's been released.<p>Julia Cordray made her career helping recruit people for jobs. So it makes sense she'd create an app that helps people manage their online reputation, soliciting …

Internet

21 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 21

<b>1. Learn to love mistakes</b><p>Always remember to learn from your mistakes—and keep growing. Don’t doubt yourself so much. One day you’ll be able look back …

Motivation

The Rainbow Mountains Of China Are Earth's Paint Palette

The Rainbow Mountains of China within the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park are a geological wonder of the world. These famous Chinese mountains are known for their otherworldly colors that mimic a rainbow painted over the tops of rolling mountains.<p>This is just one example where geology …

Earth Science

These Earbuds Will Give You Bionic Super-Hearing

<b>Correction appended Wednesday, March 2</b><p>The world is a prison. As I close my front gate, it slams like a heavy cell door securing itself shut. My …

Consumer Tech

The One Quality You Need to Be Successful

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

Self-improvement

5 Easiest Places For The Novice International Traveler

Travel is awesome. See cool things, meet new people, eat amazing foods. I’ve spoken to a lot of people who want to travel, but were worried since they’ve never left the country. To them (and you, if you’re still reading), have no fear. People are friendly everywhere.<p>To make it a little easier, I’ve …

European Travel

The Most Beautiful Museums in the World

Be it a Frank Gehry work of asymmetric art or an 18th-century Russian palace, these 15 museums are among the most beautiful in the world, with stately buildings that complement the treasures housed within.<p>The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain<p>This Frank Gehry–designed museum opened in 1997 in Bilbao, …

Museums

7 Ways Millennials Are Changing the Career Game | Inc.com

<i>What advantages do millennials have in today's workplace? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Josh DiGiorgio, Millennial, on Quora:</b><p><b>1) We get technology.</b><p>Generally speaking, we tend to understand how to use and incorporate technology into the workplace. Unlike our …

High Level

Muppies Are The New Yuppies

PHOTOGRAPHED BY CLAIRE PEPPER.<p>When we first heard whispers of the term "Muppie" creeping up along the darkest corners of the Internet, we immediately …

LG's G5 is the company's first modular smartphone, sort of

LG has announced its newest flagship smartphone today at Mobile World Congress 2016, and it’s the first model from the company to use modular elements in its design.<p>While other modular smartphone projects take a plastic approach to design, the G5 has an aluminium chassis and a ‘slide-out’ battery …

Scientists have discovered a mysterious boiling river in the Amazon rainforest

According to legend, Spanish conquistadors foolishly ventured into the rainforest in search of gold, and the few men that returned told stories of poisoned water, man-eating snakes, and a river that boiled from below.<p>For Peruvian geoscientist, Andrés Ruzo, the myth had fascinated him since …

TED Talks

Researchers say this disagreeable personality trait displayed by Bill Gates as a kid may predict success in adulthood

As his intellectual capacity grew, so did his argumentativeness. He refused to do the things his mom asked of him, like cleaning his room and showing up on time to dinner, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>It came to a head one night when Gates was about 12 years old. The "tempestuous" …

Psychology

'When People Can See Time': Photographer Captures Day, Night In One Image

Of all of the arts, photography may be the discipline most accustomed to the nudge of technology, and photographer and artist Stephen Wilkes fully embraces the challenge. His latest project, "Day to Night," takes on the idea of showcasing, in one composite still image, the transformation of a place …

National Parks

These award-winning images show the awesome power of nature and sport

The contest attracted over 80,000 entries with the 18-person jury awarding prizes to 41 photographers from 21 countries.<p>The pictures, selected for their beauty, news value, and overall composure, were divided into eight broad categories, including nature and sports.<p>Here are this year's …

Sydney