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What a Movie’s Scenes Look Like Straight Out of the Camera Versus In Theaters

Here’s an interesting look at the magic that goes into making movies look the way they do. The video above shows how scenes in one particular movie …

By The Way — Australia - Photographs and text by Chris Bowes | LensCulture

Just Released!<p>The Best of LensCulture, Vol 2<p>Here are 162 award-winning photographers you should know. These exciting contemporary photographers come from 38 countries on five continents, and they are making remarkable work right now in diverse cultures around the world. It’s fresh, inspiring, …

Australia

Chart: The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People Throughout History

How does your daily schedule compare to the 24-hour routines of some of the most famous creative individuals throughout history? Podio created the …

Creativity

Small Businesses Snub Health Exchanges for Coverage

Owners, Brokers Blame Limited Federal Tax Credits and Small Menu of Offerings<p>Some small-business owners are snubbing the new health-insurance exchanges, operating under the Small Business Health Options Program, citing limited federal tax credits and a small menu of insurance offerings in a few …

Shrinking foreign oil bill sends US trade deficit lower

The U.S. trade deficit fell in November to the lowest level in almost a year, thanks to the country's swiftly slackening thirst for foreign oil.<p>The deficit — imports exceeding exports — narrowed to $39 billion during the month, down 7.7% from a revised October deficit of $42.2 billion, the Commerce …

Private employers added more than 2.5 million jobs in 2014

The U.S. private sector has added more than 2.5 million jobs last year, and some economists say that if the pace of hiring continues, the nation …

J.C.Penney Proves Skeptics Wrong With A Holiday Sales Surprise

The forecasts for J.C.Penney’s 2014 holiday period ranged from a 5% drop in sales to a rise of less than 1%. But the guessing is over: The skeptics were wrong! Surprisingly, J.C.Penney reported a sales increase of 3.7% for the nine-week November-December period. I believe that sales were strong …

Stock futures up; S&P 500 looks to end skid

NEW YORK -- Stocks finished sharply higher Wednesday, ending their worst start to a year since 2008 after the release of minutes of the Federal Reserve's meeting last month, holding onto earlier gains driven by rising hopes for more monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank and good news on …

Stock Markets

Sleep: How to nap like a pro

We’ve all heard of the merits of power naps, says Tiffanie Wen, but are there good and bad ways to sleep during the day?<p>Growing up, sleep was considered paramount in my family home. My siblings and I didn’t have many house rules – bedtimes were flexible, we had free reign over microwaved TV dinners …

First new antibiotic in 30 years discovered in major breakthrough

The first new antibiotic to be discovered in nearly 30 years has been hailed as a ‘paradigm shift’ in the fight against the growing resistance to drugs.<p>Teixobactin has been found to treat many common bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, septicaemia and C. diff, and could be available within …

Record-breaking X-ray flare from Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

A flare from our galaxy’s core 400 times brighter than usual, in September, 2013. Over a year later, a second large flare. Now scientists are trying …

Kepler 438b: Most Earth-like planet ever discovered could be home for alien life

An alien world that orbits a distant star in the constellation of Lyra may be the most Earth-like planet ever found outside the solar system.<p>The planet, named Kepler 438b, is slightly larger than Earth and circles an orange dwarf star that bathes it in 40% more heat than our home planet receives …

Planetary Habitability

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

How to Make Perfect Pan Sauce Every Time

By Alison Roman<p>Photos by Nicole Franzen<p>A seared piece of meat might sound boring. But when it’s drizzled with a silky reduction? Always exciting. These are the keys to pulling off a pro-grade pan sauce.<p>The whole “buy one, get one free” thing is a good deal. You pay for one thing and get something …

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …