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The Structure and Function of the Kidneys

It is hard to understand the signs and symptoms of kidney disease unless we appreciate the kidneys’ role in our body. This article explains what the …

Wellness

Buckwheat Banana Cake with Yogurt-Espresso Frosting

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 45 min<p>Total Time: 2 min<p>Earthy, nutrient-rich whole grain flours give this classic banana loaf cake recipe some added personality.<p>November 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1 cup whole wheat flour<p>½ cup buckwheat flour or whole wheat flour<p>2 teaspoons ground …

Dessert

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Wisdom from a ‘vegetable butcher’ can get you through farmers market season

I’m sure this has happened to you: You spy some piece of produce that looks great and interesting at the market (farmers, super or otherwise), and then you get home and think, “What the heck do I do <i>now</i>?”<p><i>[Make the recipe: Eggplant Steaks With Salsa Verde]</i><p>Cara Mangini knows you well, because you’re …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Animated Short Film Perfectly Captures the Strangeness of Dreams

Taiwanese animators create a surreal cityscape that Escher would be proud of.<p>If you can imagine an MC Escher-like Broadway musical sung in Chinese and starring a collection of animated empty suits, you're on the way to understanding this strange new video from Foresters. The group of Taiwan-based …

15 Documentaries You Have To Watch If You Haven't Already

Featuring The Jinx, When the Levees Broke, and What Happened, Miss Simone?

Google Play

Here’s How to Get Crazy Cheap Flights to Ireland This Year

Ever since we found out that flights will be the cheapest in seven years this summer, we’ve been trying to narrow down our destination possibilities and nail down our traveling plans. There’s always the Pinterest’s number one summer travel choice or one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. …

50 vegetarian recipes to make your Meatless Monday so delicious

1 /50: Black bean-quinoa wrap<p>1/50 :Black bean-quinoa wrap<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>This vegetarian delight is stuffed with quinoa, black beans and corn.<p>2 /50: …

How to Create the Wetplate Collodion Look in Photoshop

The wetplate collodion process was invented back in the 1850s and by the end of the decade it was the most popular photographic process for the time. …

Sigma's 20mm f/1.4 Art Is Pure Heaven with No Competition (Unless You Shoot Nikon)

If you don't know Sigma's Art series lenses yet, you're missing out. Their well established 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, and zoom options in the Art lineup …

Cameras

How to do Autofocus Fine Tuning on Your Nikon DSLR

Most of the time your equipment does a great job, but every once in a while you may find that under certain circumstances, your photos may seem a …

Cameras

Kirsty Mitchell’s ‘Wonderland’ Finished After 6.5 Years and 74 Photographs

Since 2009, Kirsty Mitchell has been dazzling the photography world with her epic (and deeply personal) photo project titled <i>Wonderland</i>. Now, 6.5 …

19 Banned Books That Actually Changed Your Life

"I can honestly say that reading it for the first time saved my life."<p>*The following books were banned by the user's town, school, or library.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Books

You're Probably Not Using This Feature of Adobe Lightroom

If you’re a reader of this site, we’re very positive that you’re using Adobe Lightroom to edit your images. Overall, it’s an industry standard–and we …

Pen & Paper: Cryptik

The graffiti and street artist shares his latest drawings from the pages of his sketchbook.<p>You may recognize Cryptik‘s work from his hypnotizing murals strewn across Los Angeles and San Francisco; the artist is most known for his intricately ornate artwork that tend to hold bold designs and …

Murals

The Dreamlike Self-Portraits of Kylli Sparre

Fine art photographer Kylli Sparre spent years training to become a professional ballet dancer. After realizing that dance wasn’t what she wanted to …

'Intimacy Art Show' Will Make You Want To Get Close To Somebody

We just wanna feel the heat with somebody.<p>"Intimate": It's one of those loaded words that can imply everything from meaningless sex to a revealing, heartfelt conversation. It can sound warm and inviting, but it can also awaken unsettling fears of risk and vulnerability.<p>Artists Aaron Tsuru and Kate …

The Arts

Cade Martin's Fairy Tale Wedding

Washington, D.C.-based photographer Cade Martin dazzles us once again with this gorgeous editorial for the summer/fall issue of <i>Washingtonian Bride & Groom</i>. You might recall that we featured Martin's dreamy photography back in October 2009, when he released a commemorative book featuring The …

Weddings

Review: Yo La Tengo, 'Stuff Like That There'

"We would write our songs soft / Then we would try to make them tough." That's a line from "Before We Stopped To Think," a song by the obscure, now-defunct indie-rock band Great Plains, covered by Yo La Tengo on its new album, <i>Stuff Like That There</i>. The choice of song is telling. Like Great Plains, …

Music

Lana Del Rey Reveals Honeymoon Tracklist

<i>Photo by Chuck Grant</i><p>Today, Lana Del Rey revealed the tracklist for <i>Honeymoon</i>, the follow-up to last year's <i>Ultraviolence.</i> Check it out below. It was attached to an Instagram video of Lana riding in a car, which features a snippet of music; check that out below, too.<p><i>Honeymoon</i> is set for a September 18 …

Hear Lana Del Rey's Hypnotic New Song, 'Terrence Loves You'

Lana Del Rey is paralyzed by loss on her hypnotic new track, "Terrence Loves You." "I lost myself when I lost you," she sings over piano and moaning …

Lana Del Rey

The Barefoot Movement: Johnson City, Tennessee's Bluegrass Future

<b>Their Sound:</b> Acoustic music performed around one microphone, drawing on original material, traditional tunes and sometimes even a creative cover of …

Music

The Best Mirrorless Cameras for Photojournalists

While Canon and Nikon keep on trucking with their powerhouse cameras, Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Samsung and Olympus have viable and noticeably …

Cameras

My new studio warrior: the charismatic camera with tough personality (do I say goodbye to Canon?)

Now, when I’ve got everything assembled and working, I am excited to show my new studio camera, <b>Cambo Ultima D</b>:<p>My previous setup (cambo master PC + …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature

How NatGeo's Traveler Photo Contest Proved that the Camera Doesn't Matter

Whale Whisperers. © Anuar Patjane<p>When National Geographic announced the winners of its Traveler Photo Contest, all anyone could talk about was the …

11 of the Most Interesting Lenses in the History of Photography

For almost two centuries, the science and art of photography has allowed people to capture the world around them through carefully crafted lenses. …

Organize On the Go with Lightroom Mobile

Traveling at least two weeks each month, I’ve amassed a library of over 4,500 images on my iPhone 6 Plus. It’s my most-used camera when on the road …

16 Accessories You + Your Camera Need

Happy (almost) National Camera Day! Whether we’re snapping pictures with our DSLR, shaking things up with a Polaroid picture or sharing our favorite phone pics via Instagram, photography is the best way to capture and share some of our favorite moments. Here are some of our favorite accessories and …

60+ Incredible Tiny Houses You'll Hardly Believe Are Real

Be warned: This list might inspire you sell your home and downsize immediately.<p>Tiny homes aren't just about looking cute — they're part of a growing movement that promotes sustainable living. Many designers have figured out innovative ways to make these small homes amazingly well-equipped and, …