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Veganuary: 11 Surprising Treats You Didn't Know Were Vegan

Party Rings for the win.<p>If you’ve stuck to vegan food for the past fortnight congratulations, you are half way through Veganuary.<p>We think that …

Habitats

This highly insulated modular home is completely self-sustaining

Going off grid isn’t just for solo meditative retreats—nowadays you can comfortably bring the whole family along. Australian firm Modscape recently …

Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society

‘No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth.’<p>Another former Facebook executive has spoken out about the harm the social network is doing to civil society around the world. Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and became its vice president for user growth, said he …

Social Media

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The Best Broccoli Recipes You Haven't Tried Before

Have broccoli in your crisper drawer? These healthy and flavor-packed meals are a great way to use it up.

Food

Creative Ways to Add Plants to Even a Tiny Kitchen

Nothing adds life (literally and aesthetically) to a space quite like plants. And in a kitchen, plants can serve a double purpose, because if you …

Kitchen Gardens

This little machine can clean your clothes with 10 liters of water and no power

Update: The Drumi is finally in production as of late September, but without an exact ship date. Yirego, the company behind the electricity-free …

Athletic Apparel

This Swiss facility is sucking carbon dioxide out of the air for growing veggies (Video)

For years, experts have been debating whether sucking greenhouse gases out of the air using carbon capture technologies are a viable and effective …

Carbon Dioxide
Dessert

Solar-powered aquaponic greenhouses grow up to 880 lbs of produce each year

Fresh produce – ideally grown locally right in your backyard – is essential to a healthy diet, but with scores of people either lacking the space, …

Aquaponics

Astrophotography Tutorial: 4 Tips for Taking Stellar Shots of Nighttime Skies (VIDEO)

You may be surprised to learn that long-exposure photography at night can be accomplished without any specialized equipment, and if you watch this …

Astrophotography

15 *Delicious* Burgers That Have Nothing to Do With Beef

When you think about a juicy burger, chances are you’re thinking of one that’s made with beef. But while there’s a time and place for those juicy gourmet burgers, sometimes you want something a little different. Luckily, you can make a patty out of so many different things. Veggie options are …

Cooking

Polarizing Filter Demonstration & Explanation

Before the trend of #nofilter, or even before Instagram for that matter, photographers used all manner of filters to control the color and light of …

Landscape Photography

Cashew Cream | Component Cooking

I was a bit slow to use cashew cream. I’ve never been shy about using heavy cream but over the years, my diet has tended a bit more towards vegan. …

Cashews

Cashew Nutrition: Absolute Best Treatment for Depression without Medication

Cashew nuts are considered to be one of the healthiest foods in the world.<p>Unfortunately only a small percentage of the database for natural medicines …

How To Take Great Photos in Low Light: Why Nighttime Is the Right Time for Outdoor Photography

For many photographers, working with “existing light” means shooting during the day and stashing the gear after the sun drops below the horizon. But …

7 Tips For Creating Your Own Home Meditation Zone

With all the benefits that come with meditation, it makes sense to set aside a place in your home for this life-enhancing practice, even if it's a space that's technically made for something else.<p>5. Use calming colors

Brick-and-mortar grocery stores are here to stay

The brick-and-mortar grocery store isn’t going away anytime soon.<p>Amazon’s recently announced $13.7 billion purchase of high-end grocer Whole Foods …

Whole Foods

How to Isolate a Moving Subject: Panning for Beginners

Panning with a moving subject is a great way to show motion whilst also separating your subject from the background. Learn how to achieve this effect …

Shutter Speed

How to design a secret garden

No matter where your plot of land is — in the heart of a bustling city or down a quiet lane — there’s an opportunity to make your garden feel like a secret, secluded space. The best secret gardens not only feel private, but they also have a certain magic about them, evoking the sense of being …

32 Vegan Lunches You Can Take to Work

Whether you follow the "vegan before 6 p.m." routine, you're taking a Beyoncé-like vegan challenge, or you're animal free through and through, it …

Incredible luxury tree house is hidden away in a Cape Town forest

Not all tree houses are rustic backyard projects—some, like the stunning House Paarman in Cape Town, take the typology to luxurious new heights. …

Architecture

10 Reasons Why I Shoot in Manual Mode in Street Photography

As tech progresses further and further we find more and more that we need to do less and less to make things happen. Cars can now swap cogs, brake …

Cameras

Advice on Printing your Images

Sean Tucker has never professionally printed any of his images before, which, having been a professional photographer for many years now, seems like …

Imaging

Astonishing aerial photography of America’s natural landscapes

Aerial photography captures our natural landscapes from a whole new perspective – captured by drones, this is nature photography at its most …

National Parks

How I Became an Internet Famous Photographer

Dear friend,Without tooting my horn too much, I’m pretty sure I’m one of the top 10 most influential photography bloggers on planet Earth. How did I …

Street Photography

24 Hours in the Forest for Only 1 Photo: A Lesson in Patience

With well over 100,000 subscribers on YouTube, landscape photographer Thomas Heaton is popular for his behind-the-scenes window into life in the …

Landscape Photography

‘Solar paint’ breakthrough can provide endless energy source

It harnesses sun and the moisture in the air to harvest hydrogen<p>There’s big business in disguising energy-generating tech like solar panels as innocuous building elements like roof tiles, window blinds, and even stained glass. But researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne may have created the …

Clean Energy

Scientists are Fighting Over How to Make the Power Grid Green

It all comes down to how you feel about nuclear energy.<p>On Monday, a new paper broke open the academic fight over how the United States can get to a …

National Academy of Sciences

What does DNA sound like? Using music to unlock the secrets of genetic code

I’ve been studying molecular biology for many years. I also have a keen interest in music, having played with Sydney pop band the Hummingbirds. …

Genetics