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90 Days in 90 Seconds: Follow a National Geographic Photographer

Want to experience the life of a <i>National Geographic</i> photographer? While on assignment for the magazine, photographer David Guttenfelder shot one …

10 Clever Lifehacks You'll Wish You Thought Of

Never do battle with a jar again<p>No matter what you're doing, there is usually a better way to do it. And to that end, here are 10 lifehacking GIFs that will show you clever, better ways of accomplishing tricky things around your house. That plus a few that are just silly fun.<p>You can find all these …

These Travel Instagram Accounts Will Inspire Extreme Wanderlust

Toronto native Tom Ryaboi—better known by his Instagram handle @roof_topper—has “been on more roofs than Santa Claus,” shooting gorgeous, …

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction<p>A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in the mystery of the fall of the Mayan …

Belize

Here's What You Should Really Be Eating For Breakfast

While the benefits of eating breakfast are well-known — it can prevent weight gain, boost short-term memory, lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, and even make us happier— most of those health rewards depend on choosing the right foods.<p>"In general, a healthy breakfast contains protein, fruits, whole …

Nutrition

'We're not Charlie': France divided over Charlie Hebdo Prophet Mohammed cartoons

Four out of 10 French people think the magazine Charlie Hebdo should not have published the Prophet Mohammed cartoons because of the offence to Muslims<p>More than four out of 10 French people believe Charlie Hebdo was wrong to publish <b>cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed</b>because they offend Muslims.<p><b>France</b> …

Sense of Place

This Is Why Japanese Women Have Such Great Skin: The 5 Trends From The Far East That Can Benefit Your Complexion

Japanese skincare is so much more advanced than here in the UK. Find out how adding some new steps to your beauty routine can improve your …

Charlie Hebdo gunman Chérif Kouachi buried in unmarked grave near Paris

Chérif Kouachi, one of the two brothers who killed 12 people in an attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, has been buried in an unmarked grave near Paris under tight security, the local mayor’s office said.<p>Kouachi was buried late on Saturday at a cemetery in Gennevilliers, where he …

Vivid Photos of a Rare Flipped Iceberg in Antarctica

While on an expedition in Antarctica, interface designer and filmmaker Alex Cornell was treated to the rare sight of a massive iceberg that had recently flipped over, revealing an extraordinarily vivid blue underside. With the strikingly polished ice ranging in hue from light aqua to dark teal to …

Deep Blue

Muslim 'angels' ease American's prison days in UAE

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was 3:30 in the morning when Robert Alan Black was escorted into Khalifa jail.<p>An American in Abu Dhabi, he found himself frightened even though the other prisoners were sleeping. Movie scenes from "Midnight Express" and "Brubaker" swirled through his head.<p>He sat at a table in the common …

PDX

Project info<p>PDX is the airport code for Portland, Oregon (USA), a wonderful place I met ten years ago. I chose to honor the uncomplicated nature of Portland by creating a straightforward photo essay using only the images I created on a single drive that started in the afternoon and lasted one hour …

'Speak English' row: theoretically I cannot speak Hindi, says Warner

• Warner defends himself over on-field spat with Rohit Sharma<br>• Australian batsman claims he ‘did the right thing’<br>• Martin Crowe: Warner’s thuggish behaviour has gone too far<br>• Match report: Finch leads Australia to Tri-Series victory over India<p>David Warner has defended his “speak English” demand in a …

David Warner

How “Doing What You Love” Can Be A Realistic Career Option

Here’s a quote from a recent article I read titled “‘Do What You Love’ Is Horrible Advice“: “It’s easy to confuse a hobby or interest for a profound …

Articles about why-we-love-modern-sectional-sofas on Dwell.com - Dwell

This San Francisco storefront presents modern design from a roster of independent makers and locally-based talents.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron explains the thinking behind our annual issue dedicated to interior design.<p>Single mod-loving gal seeks North Jersey split-level for a match made in …

Ceramics

A Photographer’s Guide to London: Part One

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” A cliche perhaps and what is not mentioned is how tiring London can be. That said, it is a …

The best camera is the one you love - INSPIRED EYE

I've always been asked what the best camera is, where here I will answer that question in a more philosophical way instead of singling out certain …

Tips for Maintaining Creativity as a Photographer

As photographers it is pretty much in our job description to produce creative and inspiring work. If your income is based around photography then you …

Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

Genius

Gorgeous Angular Home in Zurich That Is Built like a Modern Sculpture

Tasked with the challenge of building a home on a steep, cramped lot in Zurich, Switzerland, L3P Architekten designed an innovative residence that rises in a sculpture-like mass of steel, concrete, and glass from the ground. Known as the <i>Rebberg Dielsdorf House</i>, the dwelling is the result of …

Sculpture

Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age - Barbican exhibition review by Sean Sheehan | LensCulture

Stephen Shore, in describing his work, once spoke of ‘showing people what they were not seeing.’ In these deceptively simple words, we can find a rationale for photography’s status as an art form.<p>Shore is just one of the 18 photographers whose work is on show at London’s Barbican as part of the …

Street Photography

Photographer Captures the Isolated Lives of People in Unrecognized Countries

For his ongoing project “Lands in Limbo,” photographer Narayan Mahon has been visiting de-facto countries that aren’t recognized as countries by most …

Artist Turns DNA From Chewed Gum Into Sculptures

Plus, a perfume that can cover your genetic tracks<p>Two years ago, artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg caused a stir in both the art and biosecurity worlds when she displayed busts of people she’d never met. She determined the facial features for her “Stranger Visions” show using DNA found in the streets …

Sculpture

ISS astronaut uses 3D printer to make socket wrench in space

Digital design emailed to zero-gravity printer on International Space Station and used to produce working ratchet<p>Astronauts on the International Space Station have used a zero-gravity 3D printer to produce a working socket wrench complete with ratchet action – using digital plans that were emailed …

Your Ultimate Christmas TV 2014 Guide

Downton Abbey, Strictly Come Dancing and Doctor Who. Same old, same old, right? Actually no. This year’s Christmas Tv pulls out all the stops. Here …

How we restored Harvard’s Rothko murals without touching them

In 1989, I was a conservation student at the Courtauld Institute in London. During a class on varnish removal, my professor, Gerry Hedley, demonstrated how shining blue light on a picture with yellowed varnish made it seem as if the varnish had been cleaned away—returning the painting to how it …

Art

How the war in Syria has flooded the market with marijuana

Lebanon's new drugs kingpin, Ali Nasri Shamas, shows off three tons of hashish and says business is flourishing in the shadow of the Syrian conflict<p>Lebanon's drug kingpin watched his workers sink their spades deep into the piles of <b>marijuana</b> that banked the walls of the factory, throwing the chopped …

Hyperloop is coming 'within a decade,' says CEO

What the Hyperloop might look like<p>Tesla Motors CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk's idea for the Hyperloop is one that sounded a bit like fantasy to …

Amsterdam: a guide to the best shops, hotels and restaurants

<b>Stay</b><p>The conceptual <b>Art’otel Amsterdam</b>, opposite the Centraal train station, boasts installations throughout and an in-house art gallery with talks and workshops, as well as smart rooms and a spa. <i>From £175.</i><p>In the recently developed Eastern Docklands area, the <b>Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy</b> is the …

Why the next world war will be fought over food

The world has a massive food crisis on its hands. The crisis is so big that organizations like the World Bank and the United Nations say there won’t …