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43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.<p>When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, …

Language

30 Composition Styles for Taking Good Pictures

Ever since I decided to start learning photography, I’ve been looking for a good catalog of composition ideas. Once you figure out the mechanics of …

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY IS IMPROVISATION

What do jazz musicians, improv artists, freestyle rappers, and street photographers have in common? We are all improvisers.<p>Freestyle rapping meets …

Why I Want to Be a Photography Newbie Forever

I love photography newbies. To a newbie (beginner), there are no rules. Only opportunities and excitement.<p>I. I love beginners<p>In my experience, …

Street Photography

PHOTOGRAPHY SLAVES

I’m a photography slave.<p>Why I’m a photography slave<p>I’m a slave to my passion. I cannot <i>not</i> photograph something that excites me. If I see something …

Need to robot-proof your job skills? 5 moves to make sure automation doesn't hurt your career.

American workers are more worried about immigrants taking their jobs than they are about robots making their professions obsolete, per recent …

What America's most prestigious private schools are making students read this summer

It's a time to indulge in the texts that are most appealing, without scrutiny: an easy beach read, a guilty pleasure, or that book you've always meant to start.<p>But students at some of America's most prestigious private schools are digging into substantial works this summer. The required or …

College & University

Where the Next Climate Change Wars Could Erupt

Simmering political tensions plus weather shocks are a recipe for disaster.<p>The word “rival” comes from the Latin for sharing a river, and in a world …

Security Experts Identify 12 Likely Triggers of War as the Planet Warms

Climate change isn't just causing glaciers to melt, sea levels to rise and forests to set fire. It has becoming increasingly evident that Earth's …

PHOTOGRAPHY IS HARD.

Dear friend,<p>Never forget: photography is hard.<p>I. Photography is simple and hard<p>Photography is both simple and hard.<p>Photography is simple because you …

Street Photography

How to Be a Good Blogger.

Dear friend,<p>I think I’m a good blogger.<p>I. What makes a good blogger?<p>First of all, what makes a ‘good’ blogger?<p>For me, I think a good blogger is …

Street Photography

​These Color-Changing Tattoos Use Special Ink to Monitor Your Health

​The biosensing ink is particularly helpful for those with diabetes<p>If you’re the type of person who would need to explain a new tattoo to your parents, perhaps you should try one that’s good for your health. (Unlike, say, this tattoo, which killed a man after he swam in the ocean while it was …

The five-minute trick that helps Instagram’s CEO crush procrastination

Kevin Systrom may be CEO and co-founder of Instagram—but he’s still susceptible to procrastination. And so the 33-year-old billionaire has come up with a simple trick to tackle the tasks he tends to put off. “If you don’t want to do something, make a deal with yourself to do at least five minutes …

Procrastination

50 Photography Tips by ERIC KIM

• Camera in the hand, and don’t make any plans.<br>• Understand you need to make a lot of photos to get a few good ones.<br>• You don’t need to be in London or …

Street Photography

Using PC Lenses (Perspective Control, Not Politically Correct) in Fashion and Portrait Photography

Perspective Control lenses for SLR cameras were developed primarily for architecture, interior, and still-life photography applications. PC lenses …

North Korea accuses Trump of being 'selfish' over Paris climate pact

<b>(CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement has been criticized by major global powers from Europe to South America.<p>Now North Korea is getting in on the act.<p>In a statement Tuesday, Pyongyang said Washington's move represented "the height of egoism and …

North Korea

How Simple Lighting Techniques Can Dramatically Enhance Your Photography

It doesn't matter if you shoot weddings, portraits, or work in the commercial world. With the smallest about of kit and a little bit of knowledge you …

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is launching a coalition to defy Trump and uphold the Paris Agreement

The group is being organized by the billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg.<p>The coalition plans to submit a plan to the United Nations that commits to greenhouse-gas limits set in the Paris Agreement, according to The New York Times. It is negotiating with the UN to form its own National …

Climate

EVERYONE IS A PHOTOGRAPHER.

Dear friend,<p>If you are reading this, and you own a smartphone, you are a photographer.<p>I’m sick and tired of all these elitist saying nonsense …

Street Photography

4 books that show how radically different the planet could look by the end of the century

But how much of the science of climate change do most of us really understand? What will it do to our planet in the coming years? And what can any one person do about it?<p>When media coverage of climate change becomes overwhelming, books are a great place to turn. They can help you step back and see …

Climate Change

Psychiatrist Bandy Lee: “We have an obligation to speak about Donald Trump’s mental health issues. . . . Our survival as a species may be at stake”

<b>Bandy Lee; Donald Trump (Yale/Getty/Mark Wilson)</b><p>“Malignant reality is taking hold” in American politics, says shrink who held conference on Trump’s mental health<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>May 25, 2017 9:00am (UTC)<p>President Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to the United States and the world.<p>He has …

Mental Health

16 Best Money-Making Apps for Earning Passive Income

1. Earn Cash Every Time You Shop (and a $10 Bonus)<p>Carmen Mandato/The Penny Hoarder<p>We know it sounds strange, but <b>Ibotta</b> will pay you cash for taking pictures of your grocery store receipts.<p>Here’s how it works:<p>Before heading to the store, search for items on your shopping list within the Ibotta app. …

Personal Finance

'Put Up or Shut Up': North Carolina Meteorologist Calls Out Climate Deniers

Frustrated by non-experts taking to the internet to dispute the science behind human-made climate change, North Carolina meteorologist Greg Fishel …

The world’s largest floating solar power plant just went online in China

China has announced that the largest floating photovoltaic (PV) facility on earth has finally been completed and connected to the local power grid. …

Scientists discover unexpectedly dense layer of trash on an uninhabited island

Henderson Island is extremely remote, but researchers still found 38 million pieces of trash washed up on the beaches of the UNESCO World Heritage …

Overweight father-of-three transforms his ‘dad bod’ in just 12 weeks

A dad has shared the secrets to his success after transforming his body in just 12 weeks.<p>The internet’s obsession with less-than-fit body types has …

10 Lessons I’ve Learned After Traveling For 10 Years

Dear friend,<p>There is no right or wrong way to travel— but I will just share with you how <i>I</i> travel:<p>First of all, I never fly first class or business. …

Street Photography

Strong language: swearing makes you stronger, psychologists confirm

Repeating profanities during tasks including cycling and a hand-grip test boosted performance, researchers say<p>It isn’t big and it isn’t clever. But the benefits, known to anyone who has moved home, climbed a mountain, or pushed a broken-down car, have finally been confirmed: according to …

Elon Musk has discovered a new passion in life — and it could be Tesla's best product yet

But what are supercar-fast electric vehicles and low-Earth orbits in the face of ... roofing.<p>Against all odds, Musk has become perhaps the biggest booster in the history of the roofing business, thanks to a new Tesla product, the Solar Roof, that officially went on sale Wednesday.<p>It's the first …

Tesla

This tool shows you exactly how much the sea will rise in your area, and it's pretty darn scary

For your weekly dose of science, there is a tool that shows how much the sea will rise near you. It sounds good, but it’s actually terrifying.<p>Climate …