Kristina Borgen

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The other London underground: See the ancient city that lies beneath the modern metropolis

A dragon rears up bang in the middle of the road, wings outstretched, marking an invisible boundary. She (or he — with a dragon, how can you tell?) clutches a shield with scaly claws and snarls silently westward. The dragon is only a statue, perched on a fancy marble base with a relief of Queen …

The science of to-do lists: psychology can make you more productive

<b>Charles Duhigg:</b> Before I started working on this book I wrote to do lists the same way that most people write to do lists. And it turns out this is …

Time Management

The Four Keys to Well-Being

<i>By Dr. Richard J. Davidson</i><p>Well-being is a skill.<p>All of the work that my colleagues and I have been doing leads inevitably to this central conclusion. Well-being is fundamentally no different than learning to play the cello. If one practices the skills of well-being, one will get better at it.<p>Based …

This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

Rio De Janeiro

5 Restaurants in Rome Only Locals Know About

There’s a 12-mile brick wall that encircles Rome’s historical center. It is, by far, the largest ancient ruin in the city. When it was built in the 3rd century, it was meant to keep out so-called barbarians. Today, it tends to keep in visitors, acting as an obstacle that stands between them and …

If You Started Photography All Over Again, What Would You Do Differently?

Berkeley, 2016 #cindyprojectI like the idea of not being a slave to your past. Not to be a slave of your past history, and to burn the ashes of your …

6 Things You Should Never Clean With Vinegar

This kitchen staple is handy around the house — just not in these spots.<p>We're huge fans of having vinegar in our cleaning arsenal. It's great at lifting stains, freshening laundry, cleaning windows, and much more. Plus, it's inexpensive and all-natural. But vinegar is also acidic, which means that …

Cleaning

Top 10 Places You Must See in Istanbul

Turkey holds a special place in my heart, because of the generous hospitality that the locals offer, despite me being a stranger in this foreign land. It lends itself a distinct character because of its heavy Islamic influence, which is probably the very reason why a Euro-trip will not be complete …

When I traveled with partners, splitting finances was always a mess. Then I discovered this system.

TRAVELING IN A GROUP CAN BE a beast when it comes to finances. Every time you want to tip someone $3 and there’s four of you, it’s always a mess of …

How to Achieve Three Portrait Styles With One Flash

So you’ve got a speedlite. Now what? A lot of photographers only use their flashes in one particular way, switching to different lighting rigs for …

Photography

The empire the world forgot

Ruled by a dizzying array of kingdoms and empires over the centuries, the former regional power of Ani is now an eerie, abandoned city of ghosts.<p><b>An abandoned city of ghosts</b><br>Ruled by a dizzying array of kingdoms and empires over the centuries – from the Byzantines to the Ottomans – the city of Ani …

World History

Britain’s Oldest Brain. | York Archaeological Trust

In Archaeology it is very rare to find any soft tissue remains: no skin, no flesh, no hair and definitely no brains. However, in 2009, archaeologists …

Greek Archaeological Body Approves New 5-year Excavation at Antikythera Shipwreck

An international archaeological expedition diving at the site of the Antikythera shipwreck in southern Greece has received the green light to …

Archaeological Society denies claims of Agamemnon throne discovery | Kathimerini

The Athens Archaeological Society has denied recent press reports that archaeologists have discovered part of the throne of Agamemnon, king of …

20 more places in France you never thought to visit (but really should)

Read the first part of our guide here.<p><b>21. Corbières</b>, Languedoc<p>"These are the country’s forgotten mountains," says Anthony Peregrine. "Full of good wine, lost villages, vertiginous Cathar castles, Dan Brown weirdos congregating at Rennes-le-Château, worries about the end of the world, and …

Google Photos is about to gain from Flickr's big mistake

Flickr won me over last year when it released version 4.0 of it app and a new Web interface and features. However, now the company has announced that it’s making its best feature – Uploadr – available only to those with a Pro account, I may have to eat my words.<p>It will now cost you $5.99 per month …

Google Photos

13 Photography Channels on YouTube You Should Follow

If you’re looking for videos to watch to quench your thirst for photography, YouTube has a great selection. If you’ve never really poked around …

Photography

Enough to make you cry: the inner beauty of tears as they appear under a microscope

They look like snowflakes, but these beautiful images by Dutch scientist and photographer Maurice Mikkers are from a source much closer to home<p>They look like beautiful frozen ice-crystals, but in fact, these are what tears look like under a microscope.<p>Dutch scientist and photographer Maurice …

24 Ways to Visit New York Like a Celebrity

But don't forget to play it cool.<p>New Yorkers pride themselves on their studied indifference to celebrity. This is, after all, a city where …

George Clooney

Why you should see Pico Iyer interview globetrotting photographer Sebastião Salgado

Since the 1970s, Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado has recorded the human experience — what it means to be alive, and often struggling, on the planet today — in elegant, black-and-white images.<p>His in-depth, wide-ranging photography has covered themes such as work, migration and the daily …

The Importance of Angles

The hairs on the back of your neck rise to attention; the crashing of waves pierce the air; the cacophony rises to a mind blowing crescendo, and you brace for the weight of the water coming directly at you. The moment expires, you are merely sitting on your couch, a magazine open in your hands. For …

The 7 Ways of Zen Landscape Photography

Zen photography comes naturally with an empty mind. It’s both waiting for a moment where light, shape, and dynamics fall into place, and being devoid …

How to Improve Your Landscape Photography

Landscapes are amongst the most popular subjects for photography, and with some of the best scenery to be found in the U.K, it’s not surprising why. …

5 Inexpensive Upgrades That Can Increase Your Home's Value

A few small changes can reap considerable rewards.<p>Now that you know the mistakes that can decrease your home's value, it's time to turn your attention to the things that can actually make your abode worth more money in the long run.<p>According to Trulia, you don't have to spend a fortune on upgrades …

Real Estate

The Big Picture photography competition: round 356

How Many of These Seven Iconic Photographers Do You Know About?

There are great photographers then, there are the great photographers. The iconic few that have defined a genre, whose names will forever be etched …

5 Quick Tips for Getting Sharp Eyes in Portrait Photography

Eyes make or break a portrait so getting them sharp is critical. If you have dabbled in photography at all, then you know the feeling when you get …

Landscape Photography

3 Quick Fixes To Have You Shooting Sharp Photos Without Having To Buy New Gear

There are endless reasons why your photos aren't turning out as sharp as you want them to. While missed focus and “soft” photos can be a result of …

3 Ways to Train Your Brain for Bigger and Better Ideas

For starters, you need to stop overthinking it.<p>Organizations and entrepreneurs are looking for ways to encourage more innovative thinking. But, according to John Assaraf of The Secret and MyNeuroGym.com, thinking is the problem--the process of thinking actually "by definition cancels out the neural …

Creativity

A 23rd-century tourist guide to the solar system (pictures)