Laura Klecker

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9 Magical Beauty Hacks Hiding In Your Medicine Cabinet

<b>By Deven Hopp</b><p>Ever looked at a bottle of hydrogen peroxide and wondered <i>why is this taking up valuable real estate in my bathroom?</i> Understandable. But if you're only taking the contents of your medicine cabinet at face value, you're missing out on a world of possibilities. Whiter teeth, clump-free …

What People Look Like Online Versus in Real Life

People often use social media photos these days to make their lives seem a lot more happy, exciting, and/or glamorous than it actually is. Popular …

Style Resolutions: How to Style a Cape This Fall

We love a good sweater, but capes will always hold a special place in our hearts. Undeniably cozy and incredibly chic (they’ve just got that <i>je ne sais quoi</i>), they deserve a place in your sartorial rotation this fall. If you’re feeling a little out of touch with your cool-weather wardrobe — trust …

How to Get French Girl Style From the Most Fashionable French Women

Ever wonder if French women have a gene that inherently makes them stylish? That sense of effortless cool, the seamless blend of classic with glam, and how they make baggy clothes look totally sexy—it's just got to be in their DNA.<p>While we haven't quite figured out the exact <i>science</i>, we have gleaned …

10 Tips for Doing an Underwater Photo Shoot

My brain is officially underwater. Photographically, that is.<p>I see everything in terms of underwater. A friend shows me the gorgeous wedding dress …

Scuba Diving

MIT Created a Camera That Will Never Overexpose a Photograph

MIT scientists have designed a new camera that will never overexpose a photograph, no matter what the lighting situation is. Called a “modulo …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

7 Unseen Photos of Dwight D. Eisenhower Found on an Undeveloped Roll of Film

Photographer Levi Bettwieser has been doing some incredible work as the founder and film technician behind The Rescued Film Project. Back in January …

India will be world's most populous country by 2022, U.N. projects

India will overtake China as the world's most populous country around 2022, several years earlier than previously predicted, according to a United …

Geography

Strange Past: Post Mortem Photography

Bendy tech promise for graphene

<b>Graphene, a sheet of single carbon atoms, has been manipulated into tiny complex structures like springs using the paper art technique of kirigami.</b><p>Origami and kirigami, a sister technique where cutting is allowed, have increasingly influenced engineering and scientific research.<p>Some mechanical …

IBM Engineer Quits His Job to Travel the World as an Instagram-Famous Photographer

If you had the chance to quit your job and pursue your passion, would you do it? Engineer-turned-photographer Eelco Roos seized the opportunity to follow his dream, and hasn't looked back since. The Dutch creative used to work as an IT specialist at IBM Amsterdam for 10 years, but increasing …

Here’s Why the Hashtag #youlookdisgusting Is Currently Trending

We’re living in a confusing time. Between deciding whether or not you should send the first message on Tinder to emailing a resume to your dream company and never hearing back, the modern woes of millennials are nothing like the trials and tribulations of past generations. One area that has …

Social Media

SHOPPING CART ABANDONMENT: Merchants now leave $4.6 trillion on the table, and mobile is making the problem worse

Lots of consumers click on an item they're interested in online, transfer it to their shopping cart, but in the next moment, get cold feet and close the tab, a common consumer behavior called shopping cart abandonment.<p>It's a growing problem for e-commerce merchants, who we estimate will lose $4.6 …

Scientists rush to freeze plant DNA before 'sixth extinction'

<b>As the world enters into a sixth great extinction, scientists are racing against the clock to save genetic evidence from plants around the world.</b><p>An ambitious project launched Wednesday to collect the genomes of the planet's major plant groups within the next two years and put them into deep …

This is the tiny computer the BBC is giving to a million kids

Ambitious new tech aims to revolutionize touchscreens

The ambitious GHOST (Generic, Highly-Organic Shape-Changing Interfaces) research project is building technology that will let consumers use their fingertips to literally drag data out of touchscreen displays, bringing it into the 3D world.<p>GHOST is the brainchild of four universities in the U.K., …

This is What You Need to Know About Camera Aperture

One of the most commonly cited reasons that people give for wanting to transition from a point-and-shoot camera to an interchangeable lens system …

5 books that inspired billionaire CEO Elizabeth Holmes

Since dropping out of Stanford at age 19 to found her health-technology company in 2003, Holmes has raised $400 million in venture capital and become a billionaire in the process.<p>Theranos is founded on the idea that a single drop of blood can provide enough information for a complete, inexpensive …

Ghetto Tarot - Photographs and text by Alice Smeets | LensCulture

<i>We first discovered this work after it was submitted to the Portrait Awards 2015. Although it was not chosen as a finalist by the jury, the editors of LensCulture were impressed and decided to publish this feature article about it. Enjoy!</i><p>Captured in a Haitian slum, <i>The Ghetto Tarot</i> combines scenes …

Here's what to do when an airline loses your luggage

Thankfully, the US Department of Transportation has started laying down the law on what should happen when you arrive somewhere and your baggage doesn't.<p>Unfortunately, this still varies wildly depending on each airline and each specific situation.<p>To help you navigate these tricky waters, we've …

Moment Announces a New Macro Lens for Mobile Photographers

Last year, the mobile photography company Moment announced the release of two mobile lenses for smartphone devices: the 18mm wide angle and the 70mm …

Polarr’s iOS Photo Editing App Sees 250K Downloads in First 2 Days

The popular browser-based photo editor Polarr has now arrived on mobile devices. After launching in the iTunes App Store late last week, the app was …

Apps

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1</b><b>.</b> European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker offered Greece a last-minute bailout deal before a major debt payment is due Tuesday, though it's not clear if Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will accept the terms.<p><b>2.</b> Greece will likely default on its €1.6 billion (£1.14 billion, $1.79 billion) …

When It Comes To Learning For The Deaf, 'It's A 3-D Language'

In a small, sparse makeshift lab, Melissa Malzkuhn practices her range of motion in a black, full-body unitard dotted with light-reflecting nodes. She's strapped on a motion capture, or mocap, suit. Infrared cameras that line the room will capture her movement and translate it into a 3-D character, …

5 Tips to Take Less Photos of Everything and Take More Photos That Mean Something

How many photos do you have from a recent holiday, that you just haven’t had time to organize? Or, have you come back from a dream vacation and your …

Meet Monika Mogi, Tokyo's Photography Prodigy

At just 22, she has an impressive list of credits and the photo skills to back them up.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>I met Monika Mogi a few years ago in LA while we were both nervously standing around at the Ardorous/Rookie group show in which we both had work. Her boyfriend had …

World Yoga Day in Pictures

What If Authors Were Paid Every Time Someone Turned a Page?

Amazon is about to find out.<p>When I recently learned of Amazon's new plan to pay some authors for each page that a Kindle user reads, I remembered an editor who looked at my one of my book proposals and said something along the lines of, “It feels like you've only got 20,000 words of material. You …

Writing