Kristen Pickelheimer

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Senate close to votes on gun-control measures but no bipartisan agreement in sight

The Senate is expected to vote Monday on a series of competing gun-control measures that will highlight the continuing divide between Democrats and Republicans over how Congress should respond to mass shootings.<p>All are likely to fail as the two parties largely retreat to their respective corners on …

Guns

Rio mayor: State doing a 'terrible, horrible job' before Olympics

<b>Rio de Janeiro (CNN) —</b> A month before Rio welcomes thousands of visitors for the 2016 Olympic Games, the city's mayor has lashed out at state officials over the policing of violent crime.<p>"This is the most serious issue in Rio and the state is doing a terrible, horrible job," Eduardo Paes told CNN, …

Brazil

80 Empowered Women Go Bare-Breasted in New York

While portrait photographer Jordan Matter may best be known for his uplifting series <i>Dancers Among Us</i>, a collection of photographs of dancers leaping on city streets, it's his portraits of over 80 bare-breasted women that will have you talking today. Over the course of six years, Matter asked women …

Photography

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

From arid deserts to lush forests, America's landscape is as varied as it is stunning.<p>Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.

National Parks

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

European Travel

The Bends

01 / 04<p>UP TOP<p>Ørnevegen is surrounded by mountains – Kongen (the King), Dronningen (the Queen), and Bispen (the Bishop) – that offer experienced …

10 Guided Tours That are (Actually) Worth Taking

Bijoux Society’s two-hour Jewelry Tour of Place Vendôme is more a coordinated day spent window shopping Paris' famed jewelry houses than a tour. It …

To This Day

How to Look Better in Photos Based on Your Body Type

Most of us don't like to see ourselves in photographs because we don't like to see our imperfections. Here are a few tricks anyone can implement to …

Photography

How to Photograph the Moon (Part 1)

Ever since I’ve owned a camera I’ve wanted to take photos of the night sky. When I first got a DSLR camera 5 or so years ago I thought getting decent …

Video: A CGI Artist’s Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Composition

The basic rules of composition apply to almost every visual art there is, be it photography, painting or graphic design. Whether it’s the rule of …

Winter Skin Care Tips From a Celebrity Makeup Artist

I'm sure you've already noticed, but right now is a tough time of year for skin—the shift from harsh summer sun exposure to harsh cold winds and dry air can leave your skin parched, irritated, and the opposite of glowy. Wondering how to update your skin care routine and face winter looking pretty? …

An Introduction to Lens Selection for 5 Common Photography Subjects

As you dive into the world of photography, it will not take you long to notice that there is a lens for almost everything. For a beginner, a dilemma …

National Geographic Travel

18 Photos of People Awestruck by the Beauty of Nature

Nature has a way of making our problems feel small and insignificant, an incredible view can change our whole perspective on life. While in Moab, Utah for a March photo shoot adventure, photographer Jerry Patterson captured a shot of the Milky Way through the arches of beautiful sandstone …

Photography