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CV of failures: Princeton professor publishes résumé of his career lows

Johannes Haushofer bravely posts document listing degree programs he did not get in to and academic positions he did not get<p>A professor at Princeton University has published a CV listing his career failures on Twitter, in an attempt to “balance the record” and encourage others to keep trying in the …

A Great Resource To Use Before Purchasing A Camera Body Or Lens

While researching and deciding on what camera or lens to buy next, there can be a lot of banter, back and forth, and noise on opinions on what camera …

'Panama Papers' reveal how the rich hide money offshore

A massive leak of confidential documents has shed light on how some of the world's most prominent people exploit tax havens to hide their wealth. …

Science proves that parents really do play favorites

Before kids have friends or love interests, they have siblings. Brothers and sisters come earlier in life, and stay later. “Our brothers and sisters,” family sociologist Katherine Conger of the University of California, Davis told Time, “are with us for the whole journey.”<p>But that journey can be a …

Parenting

Conflicts Between Science And Spirituality Are Rooted In Your Brain

"They are different kinds of insight, so there is really no reason for so much conflict to arise."<p>The standoff between science and religion -- between fact-based and faith-based ways of thinking and explaining the world -- is nearly as old as human thought itself.<p>In fact, the conflict may be rooted …

5 Secrets Every Photographer Should Learn

<i>Pedro Quintela is a history teacher, talented photographer, and one of the most motivational people on 500px. His latest piece of advice is for</i> …

Landscape Photography

Inside Europe’s Awe-Inspiring Recycling Centers, Where Machines Eat Your Junk

Photographer Paul Bulteel traveled to 50 state-of-the-art plants all across Europe to showcase the positive side of the trash business.<p>A typical photograph designed to showcase trash might show an overflowing landfill, or an e-waste dump in Ghana or China where people pick apart the world’s …

Sustainability

New Ultrathin Solar Cells Are Light Enough to Sit on a Soap Bubble

Scientists have created the thinnest, lightest solar power cells yet — so lightweight that they can be draped on top of a soap bubble without popping …

Clean Energy

This Group of People Avoids Cash, Even for Measly $5 Purchases

Fewer people use cash for small purchases<p>The register rings you up for a coffee and bagel. How do you pay: cash or plastic?<p>The answer, according to a …

From Apple to McDonald’s: What 15 famous company logos used to look like

While many corporate logos often fly under the radar, there are a select few which have become recognizable across all corners of the globe. From the …

The falling value of a university degree

<i>By Gonzalo Viña, Public Policy Reporter</i><p>Not that millennials need another reminder of how tough life is going to be for them, but research from the …

“Nature can surprise us”: There’s a new species of bacteria that eats plastic

There’s an estimated 311 million tons of plastic (pdf) produced every year across the world. There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, it’s probably in our food, and will likely leave its mark long after we’re gone.<p>Polyethylene terephthalate (known as PET), which is used for …

Pollution

33 Epic Sites With Breathtaking Free Stock Photos

No matter how good your product is, you must present it in a clean, professional and most important natural way. Imagery is one of the strongest element in any form of design making an emotional connection with your customer so you should pay incredible attention to what imagery you use to …

Web Design

Airline cabin crew reveal their guilty secrets: from sex in the sky to short-changing passengers

Survey of aircrews discloses which countries' airlines have the most badly-behaved cabin staff (and it's not Britain)<p>From joining the mile-high club to short-changing passengers, air stewards have admitted just how often they break the rules while they are in the sky.<p>Lying to passengers about the …

Cabins

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Self-improvement

23 Things from The World of Ice and Fire That We'd Love to See on Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin’s novels about Westeros are fiendishly addictive, because he’s created a world that’s just crammed full of amazing details. And</i> …

iPod or LP? Surprising Ways Emerging Adults Think About Religion and Science

The Iowa caucuses apparently taught us that "religion" (a reasonably vague term) is significant in American politics. In my recent posts, I've been musing about American religious life and particularly how much less religious, and particularly committed to local congregations we are then it might …

One sniff is all it takes: Scented household products may be hazardous to our health

Research exposes the International Fragrance Association’s faulty science — and its reliance on toxic chemicals<p>For Joyce Miller, one sniff of scented laundry detergent can trigger an asthma attack.<p>“What happens is I feel like someone is standing on my chest,” says the 57-year-old professor of …

Nonprofits

The world's wealth is going to just 62 people

And since 2010, wealth has become more and more concentrated in favor of the richest of the rich while those on the lower rungs of the economic ladder have seen their positions worsen, according to a new report from Oxfam International.<p>The wealth of the richest 62 people grew by more than half a …

Income Inequality

Take heart - the silent majority trumps the mobocracy

Though it is infitinely dispiriting, "he-who-shouts-loudest" politics will always come unstuck where it matters - in the privacy of the polling booth<p>This is the way to “win” in politics now: you just shout at your adversary until he falls silent in acquiescence or despair. The shouting can be …

Working-class

20 dogs having the best snow day ever

For millions living on the East Coast of the United States, this will be a cold, snowy weekend.<p>A powerful and potentially historic snowstorm has been …

See This Man Absolutely Nail a Boudoir Shoot for His Wife

Dudeoir*, sorry.<p>Boudoir shoots aren't exclusively for women, you know. So when Brendom Williams's wife asked him jokingly if he'd do one for her, she had no idea he'd take her seriously … but he did and the results are awesome.<p>Photographer Masika May told DesignTaxi she's known Williams's wife for …

The Chinese government is making people who sell books disappear

In three bookstores selling political books visited by Reuters, owners declined to be publicly interviewed, citing the fear of mainland anger. Hong Kong, a former British colony handed back to China in 1997, is constitutionally guaranteed freedoms and autonomy from Beijing for 50 years but the …

Hong Kong

Battered, bruised and jumpy — the whole world is on edge

In 2015, a sense of unease and foreboding seemed to settle on all the world’s major power centres. From Beijing to Washington, Berlin to Brasília, …

Nearly 70% of investors lost money in 2015

Good riddance, 2015.<p>Nearly 70% of investors lost money this year, according to Openfolio, an app that allows people to track their investment performance and compare their portfolio with other users.<p>U.S. markets had their worst year since the financial crisis. No wonder making money was …

Investing

Chinese companies keep giving crazy reasons for losing their financial records

The truck was found; the documents were not. It was a very sad incident.<p>Now we have another harrowing tale of missing financial documents, this time from China's Shanshui Cement Group.<p>On Thursday the company informed the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that it too was the victim of some kind of paper …

Stock Markets

Iran is about to start selling oil that may cost just $1 a barrel

Citi, at the time, expected oil to go back up to $63 a barrel in 2015, after the price plummeted below $50.<p>Today, oil sits at $37 a barrel. Goldman Sachs recently agreed it could tumble as low as $20 a barrel, a level that would decimate the already heavily damaged economies of Saudi Arabia and …

Saudi Arabia

2015: Eyewitness accounts of the year’s most defining moments

From Paris to the refugee crisis, and from Pluto to that flying weasel, these pictures recall the year’s most memorable events. Those closest to the action tell their stories<p>Sepp Blatter is showered with cash<p><b>20 July: the Fifa president looks uncomfortable as comedian Simon Brodkin throws dollar</b> …

Photographer Captures Perfectly Symmetrical Kingfisher Dive After 6 Years and 720,000 Pictures

Capturing the “perfect shot” is sometimes years in the making—just ask Scottish photographer Alan McFadyen. He devoted about 4,200 hours and 720,000 exposures in order to photograph a kingfisher making a precisely symmetrical dive into its reflection on a lake.<p>McFadyen has admired the small, …