Victoria Thurlow

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Don't Care About Instagram? Here's Why You Should

​I’m going to come right out and say it. Instagram saved my photography life. Today, I’ll show you how Instagram changed everything for me and how it …

4 Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Smoothie Recipes You Should Make This Week For A Flat Stomach

We love making smoothies! They’re a great way to get protein, fiber and anti-inflammatory benefits in one pretty glass – all things you want to keep …

Nutrition

Great Barrier Reef: Australia Unveils $500 Million Rescue Mission

Better late than never?<p>The Great Barrier Reef is dying at such a rapid speed that many environmentalists argue the effects are now irreversible. That …

Great Barrier Reef

Ornate Surreal Sculptures Formed From Thousands of Ordinary Objects

Plucked from ordinary life, the items used to create artist Kris Kuksi‘s surreal assemblages are transformed into high art. Since 2004, the American artist has focused on his sculptures, each tinged with a slightly Gothic, dark feel. Using railway model kits, figurines, jewelry, wedding cake parts, …

Beginner to Expert: The Ultimate 50 Street Photography Tips for You

My goal of this blog is to share my experience of learning Street Photography myself. Along this road, I wrote many long-form articles on certain …

4 Holistic Practices That Dissolve My Anxiety (Even When Nothing Else Works)

I was diagnosed with social anxiety in third grade. Our family doctor wrote a prescription for a therapy pet and offered medication, and then a …

13 Things Successful People Do Before Going To Bed [Infographic]

<b>The older you get, the more you begin to realise just how important a good night’s sleep can be.</b> Experts at the National Sleep Foundation suggest …

Sleep

Ten Habits Of Incredibly Happy People

We’re always chasing something—be it a promotion, a new car, or a significant other. This leads to the belief that, “When (blank) happens, I’ll finally be happy.”<p>While these major events do make us happy at first, research shows this happiness doesn’t last. A study from Northwestern University …

Happiness

15 Breathtaking Astronomy Images Highlighting the Cosmic Beauty of Our Universe

Since 1995, Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) has been serving up daily doses of cosmic beauty through breathtaking photos of our fascinating universe. Maintained by Robert Nemiroff (MTU) and Jerry Bonnell (UMCP), two professional astronomers who met at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the …

A teenager has been taking photos of abandoned fast food restaurants

19-year-old Ohio resident Nicholas Eckhart has been driving around since about 2011, taking fascinating photos of defunct retail institutions.<p>Eckhart runs the site Dead and Dying Retail, where he chronicles what he's witnessed.<p>He can sense some trends with these ill-fated stores and fast foot …

Taco Bell

The Winners Of The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The results are in for this year’s National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, and the photos are truly exceptional. They were selected from more …

Ancient Reptile with 'Ridiculously Long Neck' Unearthed in Alaska

The fossilized remains of an ancient marine reptile with an extremely long neck and paddlelike appendages were recently uncovered in an unlikely …

Paleontology

'Wiccan Ritual Killing' Leaves Family of Three Dead in Pensacola: Police

A triple homicide in Florida is suspected to be a "Wiccan ritual killing" related to the "blue" moon, police said Tuesday.<p>The three victims, all from the same family, were found after a welfare check on Friday, July 31, said Escambia County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Andrew Hobbes.<p>"It appears …

Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

SEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel.<p>This coastal ribbon of microscopic algae, up to 40 miles wide …

3 Secrets to Living a Healthier Life on Your Own Terms

Striving for a healthier lifestyle? There are three areas of your life you need to address for a more balanced lifestyle.<p>What does healthy living mean to you? Is it going to bed at a reasonable hour, drinking more water, eating at least one green vegetable a day, or aiming to exercise three times a …

Treyarch on Call of Duty: If you liked Black Ops 2 you'll love Black Ops 3

Changes are inherent in gaming as an industry as well as in franchises that have seen multiple installments, one after another. Call of Duty has been …

7 Zen Stories That Might Just Give You a Glimpse of Enlightenment

Whether you're new to Zen or a devotee, these stories will be funny, interesting, and instructive.The post 7 Zen Stories That Might Just Give You a …

Stain of Japan's black rain lingers 70 years on | Japan

This week, Japan marks 70 years since it became the first and still only nation to be the victim of a nuclear attack - the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.<p>That moment - a little after 8:15 on the morning of August 6, 1945 - will be marked at the same time this Thursday in a ceremony in the …

Japan

Canon's new $30,000 video camera can see where you can't

Canon is already competing with the Arri Alexa and Red cameras of the world, but it's about to take this one step further. Meet the ME20F-SH, a high-end video shooter that features a sleek, subtle and somewhat compact design. Most importantly, Canon's new camera can deliver an ISO equivalent of …

Videography

This Elephant Calf Chasing Birds Is The Cutest Thing You’ll See All Day

Cute

Take a walk on the surface of ‘Earth’s cousin’ - Kepler 452b

What would it be like to walk on Kepler 452b? We don’t know much — but what we know is enticing. This strange new word may be Earth-like, but it’s …

Microsoft has a secret weapon for breathing life back into the Xbox One

With the release of the Windows 10 operating system on Wednesday, Microsoft is laying the groundwork for the future of the Xbox One game console. First and foremost: yes, Windows 10 is coming to the Xbox One, though it's not clear exactly when that will be. And though that's nice, it's not what …

Why Haven't 70,000 Rape Kits Been Tested for DNA?

Hundreds of thousands of rape kits that could identify serial sexual attackers are sitting untested by police departments across the country — despite promises and federal funds to clear the backlog, a new agency-by-agency count suggests.<p>Documents obtained exclusively by USA TODAY Media Network, an …

Protesters Clash With Police After Bombing in Turkey

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Oil and gas crunch pushes Russia closer to fiscal crisis

'Russia is going to be in a very difficult fiscal situation by 2017. By the end of next year there won’t be any money left in the oil reserve fund,' says Unicredit<p>Russia has fallen into full-blown depression and faces a mounting fiscal crisis as oil and gas revenues plummet.<p>Output from country’s …

Change Your Life in 6 Steps - The Inner Journey

You are invited to a special journey, in the course of which you become one with the Universe. This journey takes us through six steps to three …

Climate change debate 'dictated by left-wing anti-capitalists', says Amber Rudd

Climate change secretary says she can understand why people see tackling global warming as "cover for anti-growth, anti-capitalist, proto-socialism”<p>Left wing anti-capitalists have dictated the debate on tackling climate change and a Conservative approach is needed to prevent global warming, Amber …

8 Ways to Get Great Abs—Without Crunches

Not only can you do crunches everyday for years without seeing any dramatic results, but you can also cause neck and back strain, fitness experts …