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11 Skills You'll Need Before You Head Into the Wild

You don’t need to get a group together to enjoy the great outdoors—sometimes the peace and quiet is best enjoyed solo. But heading into remote …

These Ancient Trees Have Stories to Tell

Photographer Beth Moon traveled the world in search of centuries-old trees.<p>Over three trillion trees live on planet Earth, and yet we know so few of their stories. Of course all trees play an important role—purifying the air, hosting the feathered and the furry, teaching kids (and kids at heart) …

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‘Buddha’s remains’ are found in ceramic box buried by ancient monks

<b>Cremated remains which might belong to the man we now know as the Buddha have been unearthed in China, and are believed to have been buried by …

Nothing will boost your Instagram feed like a trip to Turkey. Here’s proof.

From the moment I first made an Instagram account, I saw endless photos from the picturesque balloon-filled sky at sunrise in Cappadocia, Turkey. A …

Pho Dai Loi Is Opening a Fourth Location

The restaurant that some say is the“absolute best pho” in Atlanta is adding one more location to its mini-empire. Tomorrow’s News Today has the scoop that Pho Dai Loi is planning to open a new location in north Buckhead.<p>This will be the fourth Pho Dai Loi location, with locations in Forest Park, …

Vietnam

The 10 Most Popular Travel Recipes of 2017

This past year I've been lucky enough to take Kitchn readers on the road. We've traveled to destinations mostly near and some far; we've peeked into …

New Jersey

Pantone project: a photographer's quest to capture colour

Melbourne-based photographer Matthew Henry is methodically working his way through the Pantone swatch book, creating striking photographs that match the full spectrum of 1,114 colours. His work has been popular on Instagram where he used the social media format to display his series in chequerboard …

Photography

Mom Spends Hours Painting Daughter’s Bald Head For Her Senior Year Portraits, And The Result Is Beautiful

Having a positive mindset and the support of your beloved ones really helps when life throws you a challenge. High school student Madisyn Babcock …

Taking the Non-Technical Route to Better Photography

More often than not, when I encounter articles outlining steps designed to help the reader become a better photographer, the specific steps are of a …

Inside Paul Cézanne’s Studio

A few years ago, during a visit to Cézanne’s studio in Aix-en-Provence, I experienced a flash of insight about the artist that I saw as intrinsic to his becoming the father of modern painting. Once having seen it, it inspired me to move in a new direction in my own work.<p>Cézanne painted his studio …

The simple cult camera that inspired Instagram

A rudimentary plastic camera made in China in the 1980s became an iconic item – even influencing a certain photography app you probably have on your phone.<p>It looks like a scene from a Southern Gothic film.<p>The figure, dressed in a white shirt, stands at a lectern like a Bible Belt preacher, shining …

Photography

Lunchtime Photo

Sometimes accidents produce interesting results. A few days ago Marian pointed out a spider web in our neighbor’s yard, so I came over and took a few …

Cameras

Taylor Wessing prize: Teenage migrant portrait wins photography award

<b>A hard-hitting picture of a 16-year old migrant has won a prestigious photography prize.</b><p>The photograph of Amadou Sumaila was taken moments after his rescue while attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea in August 2016.<p>Cesar Dezfuli was named winner of the Taylor Wessing prize for the image - taken …

National Portrait Gallery

This Couple Threw Their Stylish Wedding at a Joshua Tree Airbnb

Most of us book an Airbnb for a weekend getaway or as a hotel alternative, but stylish couple Kelly and Lee actually reserved someone's home for their wedding. The Oregon-based couple brought pieces of their Portland abode to Joshua Tree, CA, to help make their reception feel authentically them. As …

Photography

Vibrant and Cinematic Portrait Photography by Blake Jackson

<b>Blake Jackson</b> is a talented self-taught photographer and retoucher currently based in Denver, CO. Blake focuses on moody portraiture, he shoots …

Photography

5 Tips for Photographing Star Trails

Some might say star trails are the holy grail of astrophotographers. In this tutorial, learn how to take beautiful star trail images like a …

The pope's Lamborghini and tanks in Zimbabwe – Wednesday’s top photos

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, including the pontiff’s supercar and political strife in Harare

Same-sex Marriage

The Best Croissants

Fermented and layered with loads of butter, Tartine's signature croissant dough is the building block for so many more flaky twists, buns, and …

Mockingbird Diner Is Opening Up Just to Give Away Free Food on Thanksgiving

It’s getting closer to opening day for Mockingbird Diner, the new restaurant across from Love Field that is bringing together two Dallas culinary stalwarts: Maple & Motor’s Jack Perkins and Good 2 Go Taco’s Jeana Johnson.<p>Mockingbird Diner is currently hiring for all positions, with job fairs …

Dallas

Noma 2.0 to reduce opening hours and raise prices to reduce staff stress

Noma is to cut its opening hours and raise prices in a bid to reduce pressure on staff when it reopens next year.

Hospitality

Thailand's female rebel monks

Thailand forbids women from becoming ordained monks. But that hasn't stopped roughly 100 female believers from donning the revered saffron robe …

Take Advantage of Free Entry in the National Parks This Weekend!

Last year a record-breaking 330,971,689 people visited national parks, exploring what filmmaker Ken Burns calls “America’s best idea.” National parks …

With Conservation Burials, Death Gives New Life

By Marlene Cimons<p>Natural burials—where bodies are buried in the soil to allow for a hasty decomposition—have already caught on. But an Australian …

Conservation

A Note About Not Reinventing The Wheel

Have you ever visited a popular place and shied away from photographing a spot that has been done millions of times? Or worse yet,...

National Parks

Here's why it costs more to fly to Hawaii

Los Angeles to Honolulu is a journey of 2,556 miles. Los Angeles to New York is 2,451 miles, not much difference in distance. Yet we often see sale economy-class fares on the L.A.-New York routes for $250 round-trip when there’s a sale, while typical L.A.-Honolulu fares are $450 round-trip or often …

Aviation

Long-lost golden salamander spotted alive for the first time in 42 years

If an animal completely disappears for over 40 years, it’s usually a safe bet to consider them extinct. That wasn’t exactly the case with the …

The World of Animals

The World of Animals<p>Enjoy these pictures of animals, reptiles, fish, birds and insects from around the globe<p>http://www.foxnews.com/">Fox News<p>http://www.foxnews.com/<p>Baby gorilla Kio, born on December 5, 2017, relaxes besides his mother Kumili at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany, February 7, 2018<p>(AP …

Ornithology