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Don't hate the woman behind the 'world's worst selfie'

It's the most selfish "selfie" ever! While police officers tried to talk down a man who was preparing to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge, a woman in the park below took out her phone and posed for the type of photograph that recently gave Oxford Dictionaries its word of the year.<p>She made the cover of …

4 Places to Go Before You Have Kids

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Danielle Contray, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Having kids doesn't mean you can never travel again, of course. Yet once you've gone from packing a suitcase and two carry-ons to dealing with travel cribs, car seats, strollers, and diaper bags (not to mention …

36 Clever Gifts For Food Lovers That You'll Want To Keep For Yourself

Give me a ceramic Chihuahua to hold my tacos or give me death.

How the PlayStation 4's 'Playroom' brought out the worst in gamers

Twitch bans streams of Sony's augmented reality game after sexual abuse and threats to children<p>The stars of Sony's <i>The Playroom</i> are meant to be its robots. Small, white, and cute, they jump and wiggle around at the feet of their owner. <i>The Playroom</i> — an alternate reality game that comes pre-loaded on …

Does ESP Exist? 11 Premonitions That Came True

Though some psychologists and natural scientists remain skeptical, many agree telepathic abilities and related phenomena exist.<p>Chris Carter, an …

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The Picture Editors' Guild Awards 2013 - in pictures

The winners of the annual competition held by the UK Picture Editors' Guild have been announced and here we showcase them. The images will be exhibited at the Museum of London from 6 November

Veins: black-and-white studies of seediness and intimacy – in pictures

First published on Mon 4 Nov 2013 12.16 EST

How to teach … photography

Students of all ages are fascinated by taking photos – and, now photography has gone digital, it is easy and cheap to get your students snapping. The Guardian Teacher Network has resources to help schools harness the potential of photography and use it as a really powerful cross-curricular …

11 Or 12 Things I Learned About Life From Day Trading Millions Of Dollars

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher. I was a day trader for many years and it almost killed me.</i><p>I was a day trader for many …

10 Abandoned Cities You Wouldn’t Want to Visit Alone (Photos)

Spooky<p>There are some towns around the world where life suddenly stopped in its tracks. See the places preserved in the exact moment that they were …

Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4: Hands-on & Comparison with the X100s

We photographers love fast apertures. We are like kids at Christmas, yearning to see just how blurry and ‘bokehlicious’ the background can get. <i>And</i> …

Moon Photography: 6 Tips for Better Moon Photos - dPS

Moon Photography: To get the best possible pictures of our one-and-only moon, it's important to know a few things about it first.

6 Of The World's Cheapest Destinations To Travel To On A Budget

If you want to see the world -- especially while you're young -- but don't exactly have the funds to do so, you're not alone.<p>Between flights, accommodations, food and activities traveling can be <i>really</i> expensive. But a trip doesn't have to leave you totally broke.<p>Some of the world's most beautiful …

Top 10 war movies

10. Where Eagles Dare<p>As the second world war thriller became bogged down during the mid-60s in plodding epics like Operation Crossbow and The Heroes of Telemark, someone was needed to reintroduce a little sang-froid, some post-Le Carré espionage, and for heaven's sake, some proper macho thrills …

Top 10 Hotels & Resorts in the U.S. (Photos)

Domestic Chic<p>The world’s best hotels and resorts aren’t necessarily overseas. In this list, readers pick the most impressive properties right here at …

Polarizing and Neutral Density Filters: Essentials for Landscape Photography

Shooting landscape photography? Polarizing and Neutral Density Filters are a must to have in your arsenal. Here's why.

Halloween Photography Tips

With Halloween coming up I thought it might be fun to share some Halloween Photography Tips to help those of you wanting to capture the occassion

Breathtaking Images of an Erupting Volcano and the Aurora Borealis

The volcanic event of Eyjafjallajökull fissure in May 2010 may have shut down the airspace of 20 European countries, inconveniencing scores of …

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

The NSA files,NSA,GCHQ,Surveillance,US news,World news,US national security,Privacy,Technology,Internet,Data protection,Data and computer security,UK news<p>• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records<br>• $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies …

3 New Community-Funded Solar Projects Go On-Line in Colorado

Clean Energy Collective has just completed three new community solar projects, bringing added momentum to an emerging business model that could …

DSLR Camera Lenses and Their Abbreviations

For those of you who want to learn what these abbreviations are about, I have compiled a list of the terms used, what it stands for and of course …

Furloughed Workers Binged On Netflix During Government Shutdown, Report Suggests

Netflix might want the government to shut down a lot more often.<p>Washington, D.C., saw a spike in weekday Netflix traffic during the more than two-week government shutdown, according to a report prepared for The Huffington Post by Procera Networks, a company that monitors web activity. According to …

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