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GoT's Tormund Giantsbane hates White Walkers, loves riding his airwheel

When Tormund Giantsbane isn't fighting, drinking or talking about bedding she-bears, he enjoys nothing more than a quiet trip down to the local shops …

TV Series

Dutch Illustrator Leonie Bos

A couple of work created by Dutch illustrator Leonie Bos.<p>Leonie Bos is a talented freelance illustrator who lives and works in Amsterdam, …

A Backcountry Recovery in Yellowstone: Camping in the Lower 48’s Most Remote Place (Part 3 of 5)

I woke up to the not-so distant howl of a wolf in the deepest backcountry location in the Lower 48. The half light of coming dawn allowed me to barely see our five horses and two mules standing at attention seeking the source of the deep howl. Another wolf joined the chorus, this one further away, …

National Parks

Alzheimer's Caring Costs

It costs a lot of money to provide care for a person with Alzheimer's disease. Unless one is wealthy enough to self-pay, poor enough to qualify for Medicaid, or has an excellent long term health care policy, costs for Alzheimer's care can quickly drain retirement savings from people with …

Porsche Takes Aim at Tesla, Unveils "Mission E" Concept

The designers have conceived of some crazy UI/UX features<p>Yesterday at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche pulled the sheets off of their surprising …

Watch legendary Disney animator Glen Keane draw in virtual reality

The Superresolution Trick – How to Quadruple the Resolution of Your Camera

Have you ever dreamed of shooting with a megapixel monster camera and get images upwards of 50 Megapixel? Of course, these cameras are really …

How to Invest Money When You Don't Have Any

My quest to learn about finance as an ignorant twentysomething.<p>For months after college, my job was to sit in a windowless warehouse with dozens of other schlubs and type summaries of meetings dictated to me over the phone. The shift went from midnight to 6 AM. I'd eat the free Dominos my employer …

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend | Inc.com

Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few continuing education courses. However, for a busy entrepreneur, being away from the office for a …

Self-improvement

Glamour Photography by Léa Nielsen

Photographer Léa Nielsen was born in Copenhagen and moved to London aged 16 to train to be a professional dancer. She later took up photography as …

10x Spannende trails die je ooit gelopen moet hebben - National Geographic Traveler Nederland/België

<b>1</b> / 10<p>Besseggen, Noorwegen<p>Geniet in nationaal park Jotunheimen van het uitzicht vanaf de top van Galdhøpiggen, de hoogste berg van Noorwegen, en trek …

Editor’s Picks: Ten Beloved Photographs from the Archives

As the curator of the Found Tumblr, I often find myself lost in the pages of history when searching through the National Geographic archives. You might not know this, but <i>National Geographic</i> was one of the first publications to have photographs on its pages. Our first photograph was an engraving of …

Video: How Amsterdam is Rethinking Urban User Experience to Build the City of the Future

This is an extract from our Future Cities series, where we explore how major destinations are using smart design to shape the city of the future. In …

A Fantastic Glimpse of Life Above and Below Water

Australian photographer Matthew ‘Matty’ Smith has captured some incredibly unique images that showcase life above and below water at the same time. …

How ‘Mega Man Legacy Collection’ Is Teaching the Video Games Industry to Respect Its Heritage

Digital Eclipse is aiming to do for games what the Criterion Collection has for movies.<p><i>All screenshots from 'Mega Man Legacy Collection' courtesy of Capcom</i><p>A few days ago, Capcom launched <i>Mega Man Legacy Collection</i> as a digital-only release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam. It would be easy to …

Wiz Khalifa Was Nearly Arrested and No One Noticed He Used the VHS Camcorder App

On Saturday, Rapper Wiz Khalifa was shoved to the ground and handcuffed by airport police after refusing to dismount his “hoverboard.” Khalifa later …

Nope, Jeb Bush’s Head Wasn’t Photoshopped Onto a Black Man’s Body

Here’s a humorous example of why you should pay attention to lighting when combining photos into a composite image. A few days ago, Jeb Bush’s super …

Let's throw the dice: what video games can learn from board games

Two years ago, when I left video games criticism to work full-time in table top games, a lot of people, my mum chief among them, were startled.<p>These days, it’s easy to explain. Board game cafes are springing up all over the world, and investors are pouring millions into the industry.<p>But I didn’t …

Board Games

New research suggests that body posture during sleep may affect the efficiency of the brain’s self-cleaning process<p>The human brain can be compared to something like a big, bustling city. It has workers, the neurons and glial cells which co-operate with each other to process information; it has …

Neuroscience

Why We Laugh—or Do We?

(LET’S GET THIS THING SETTLED, MR. EASTMAN)<p>In order to laugh at something, it is necessary (1) to know <i>what</i> you are laughing at, (2) to know <i>why</i> you are laughing, (3) to ask some people why <i>they</i> think you are laughing, (4) to jot down a few notes, (5) to laugh. Even then, the thing may not be cleared …

Building a Food Market? Make It Like Milan’s Mercato Metropolitano

For 2015’s World Expo (a.k.a. World’s Fair) in Milan this year, more than 130 countries have space in pavilions—huge, free-standing structures by brilliant architects and designers where already, millions of people have gathered to eat and learn about food.<p>As with any city hosting a huge event like …

This Woman Sees 100 Times More Colors Than The Average Person

A unique genetic mutation and a well-wired brain mean that Concetta Antico is like no other artist on Earth.<p>When Concetta Antico looks at a leaf, she sees much more than just green. “Around the edge I’ll see orange or red or purple in the shadow; you might see dark green but I’ll see violet, …

Guardian Africa series: Inside Eritrea

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>In 1991 Eritrea emerged from a 30-year war with neighbouring Ethiopia. For decades the small east African country had fought for its independence, and when it was finally won its 6 million people were full of hope for a bright, free future.<p>It's not at war, but up to …

Africa

Photographer Documents the Beautifully Uncommon Friendship Between a Wolf and a Bear

Finnish Photographer Lassi Rautiainen expertly captures the beautiful relationship that's shared between a gray wolf and a brown bear. One wouldn't normally see this type of companionship in the wild, but these two seem to have a perfectly symbiotic connection. “No one can know exactly why or how …

I Quit My Job and Spent 3 Years Visiting 60 Countries with My Camera

Sometime during 2010, I began dreaming of quitting my job and traveling around Asia for a year before returning to the work force. I had graduated …

New York University

How to Use the Brenizer Method For Better Portaits

At some point in your photography learning career, you've likely encountered the Brenizer Method. The Brenizer Method, also known as the Bokeh …

Lightroom

Cuba plans boating boom as US luxury ships head to Havana

HAVANA (AP) — A $3 million yacht left Key West this week with two barbeque grills, 250 channels of satellite TV and a just-in-case plan for rescuing stranded Cuban rafters encountered in the Florida Straits.<p>After four hours smooth sailing, the Still Water tied up at Havana's Hemingway Marina. The …

Apple Imagines A World You Digitize By Touch, And They Aren’t Alone

As creative apps go mobile, companies are developing new tools to capture the world.<p>Apple has filed a patent application for a stylus that you can touch to any surface, take a photo, and store the texture and color data into a 3-D image file. Easy to imagine: you’re sitting at Starbucks, drawing on …

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