Kimberly Schweighardt

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Bavaria calls for extra police and migrant crackdown after attacks

Ministers in German state criticise Angela Merkel’s open borders policy on refugees, saying it can no longer be tolerated<p>Authorities in Bavaria have pledged to increase controls on migrants and recruit thousands of extra police in a package of security measures following a string of attacks.<p>After a …

Extremism

7 Ways to Declutter Any Room Using Feng Shui

By this point, you've likely heard of Marie Kondo's magical tidying method or applied some of its principles to your rooms, drawers, or even your heart. But did you know that feng shui is really the OG when it comes to creating a joy-inducing space?<p>Feng shui is the ancient Chinese art of …

Brussels airport set to reopen with strict new security measures

Brussels airport is to reopen on Sunday, 12 days after it and a metro station in the Belgian capital were hit by bomb attacks that killed 32 people. The first three “symbolic flights” will depart on Sunday afternoon, the airport’s chief executive, Arnaud Feist, told reporters.<p>He said travellers …

Flying

Mass Grave With Women, Children Found in Recaptured ISIS City, State Media Says

Pro-Syrian government fighters uncovered a mass grave with some 40 bodies —including those of women and children — in a city recaptured from ISIS …

London rising: illicit photographs from the city's heights – in pictures

A new book of urban photography explores the glass and steel spires, brutal blocks and latticed ironwork that make up the vertical city: from iconic disused gasholders and power stations to sleek and exclusive corporate developments usually only accessible by the urban elite

England

Your brain operates differently depending on the time of year

Working memory activity may peak in the fall, while attention tops out in summer.<p>Winter gloom and springtime glee are common seasonal swings. But …

The Brain

Starving Child 'Witch' Photo Taken By Anja Ringgren Lovén In Nigeria Is Heartbreaking

<i>This article contains images that some may find distressing</i><p><b>UPDATE:</b> Woman Who Helped Starving 'Witch Child' Reveals She Sold All She Owns To Tackle …

These Chaotic Illustrations Aren't Trying to Be Charming (But Still Are)

Tom O'Hern exposes himself through his art.<p>Known to travel armed with a pack of homemade stickers to make his mark on defaceable public property, Tasmanian artist Tom O’Hern has a large output of paintings, photos, drawings, animations, outdoor stencil work, and graffiti. He centers all these …

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A simple 2-minute trick to calm a racing mind

Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night.<p>Think about how many times you’ve agonized over some dumb thing you said. Or rehearsed a conversation that hasn’t happened—and might not ever. Or couldn’t get that …

Nature Sculptures Exist Between Natural and Man-Made Beauty

Martin Hill and Philippa Jones make the kind of work you can't see in a gallery.<p>The above photograph is one of a kind. Even if you stand in the exact same spot, under the exact same weather conditions, it will be impossible to recreate. That's because it is the product of a 23-year-long …

Art

Celebrate National Hugging Day With History's Most Enthusiastic Huggers

UCLA students Marjorie Henshaw and Johnny Hessel embrace one another at homecoming, 1939.<br>Peter Stackpole—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>1 of …

This global wealth study will make you weep: The most disturbing findings from Oxfam’s latest report

The world’s richest 62 billionaires have as much wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion. But wait, it gets so much worse<p>You may have seen the headlines from Davos, Switzerland, where Oxfam’s latest global inequality report found the world’s richest 62 billionaires have as much wealth as the poorest 3.6 …

Where are all the women in the street art scene?

Cast your mind to the vibrant, confronting and fascinating world of street art; what names come to mind when you think of the artists dominating the scene? A man who needs no introduction, Banksy? Portuguese graffiti artist Vhils? Self-described ‘photograffeur' JR? Even newcomers like French …

Streetwear

Photographing Flint's Water Crisis From the Inside

Flint residents line up for free bottled water as activists outside of City Hall protest Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's han<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Jake May—The …

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

23 Genius IKEA Hacks That Solve All of Your Storage Problems

And just like that, your home will feel clean around the clock.<p>The internet obsesses over IKEA hacks for a reason. When your home feels packed with <i>stuff,</i> easy and inexpensive storage solutions are always welcome. Work a little DIY magic, and even the biggest messes can disappear.

This photographer can bend light and color to create some pretty surreal images

With a camera remote in one hand and a light-tube in the other, it only takes one second for Canadian photographer Eric Paré to shoot his "light-painting" photographs.<p>Over the past three years, Paré has traveled the world from Dubai to San Francisco snapping some truly incredible photographs along …

High Key Portrait Lighting with 3 Lights

You might think you need an abundance of expensive lighting gear in order to create a high key lighting setup for commercial quality images like …

Photography Tips

Resizing a Photo with Content-Aware Scaling [UP20]

<i>Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level</i> …

Tutorials

7 Tips to Improve Your Skyline Photos

Skylines can provide some incredibly striking photographs which can be stand-out shots. Here are 7 tips to help you capture better skyline …

Photography

Leon Borensztein On Why Photographing the Yakuza was the Biggest Risk of His Career

<b>Leon Borensztein</b>: In 1996 The New York Times Magazine send me to Japan to document the Generation X, the underworld of Japan. I was worried a little, …

13 steps anyone can take to get rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Prompted by legendary businessman Andrew Carnegie, who turned a few nickels and dimes into a fortune, journalist Napoleon Hill researched more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years before releasing his 1937 best-seller "Think and Grow Rich."<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that the magic …

Self-improvement

10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

The Brain

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.

New Zealand

Mexican Day of the Dead Celebrations Bring Creativity to Life

A celebration of mixing pre-Hispanic customs, like human sacrifice and Catholicism.<p>The Mexican tradition of Day of the Dead is a mixture of symbols and practices of the pre-Hispanic indigenous and Spanish missionaries. Led by Saint Francisis of Assisi in the 16 century, the observence tradition is …

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

15 Gorgeous Unseen Pictures From India By The Photojournalist Behind “Afghan Girl”

The man behind the famous "Afghan Girl" photo has released a new set of pictures of life in India, spanning three decades.<p>Thirty-seven pictures by American photographer Steve McCurry of everyday life in India are to go on display at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York in November, including many …

India

The Artist Behind James Franco's 'Tattoo' of Emma Watson

Earlier this week, James Franco duped fans -- and publications from <i>Elle Magazine</i> to <i>TV Guide</i> -- into thinking he got a tattoo of Emma Watson on his neck. A black and white Instagram photo of Franco clearly showed a carefully placed, highly-visible tattoo of Watson with the caption "I <3 Hermione," …

These Alien Glass Paintings Hide An Awesome Optical Illusion Inside

Inspired by micro-organisms, anemones, and undersea plants, German glass painter Wilfried Grootens is such a master of his craft that by simply turning one of his cubic paintings to the side, the “three-dimensional” creations trapped inside completely disappear.<p>The effect is remarkable, even if …