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Korean artist's makeup illusions will bend your mind

It's hard to figure out where reality ends and begins with Dain Yoon's makeup.<p>The South Korean artist has an incredibly confusing body of work which …

The Best Travel Photos Of 2016 Are An Adventurer's Dream

Our bucket list just got a little longer.<p>When packing your bags for an epic adventure, a camera is the most vital accessory.<p>Don't believe us? Take a look at the Travel category for the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.<p>Though the overall winners of the competition won't be announced until April …

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12 quotes to inspire you to travel now

If you haven't yet made your travel plans for 2016, one magazine is on a mission to get you out there exploring the world — now.<p>For its March issue,</i> …

The mosquitoes that changed history

<b>(CNN) —</b> In Spanish, mosquito translates to "little gnat," but its impact on history has been far from miniscule.<p>In just the most recent example, mosquitoes are spreading the Zika virus throughout South and Central Americas, causing an increased incidence of birth defects.<p>However, the species of …

Public Health

Pope and Russian Orthodox patriarch to hold historic meeting

Talks in Cuba are the first between leaders of the two religions since 1054 schism that helped shape Europe and Middle East<p>Pope Francis heads to Cuba on Friday looking to heal a 1,000-year-old rift in Christianity before embarking on a tour of Mexico.<p>The pontiff is due to spend around two hours in …

Photographing People When You Travel

A new travel gallery gives you tips from a National Geographic photographer on how to shoot portraits while traveling in a foreign country.

Epic Blizzard Crushes Eastern U.S.: Pictures

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Arto Saari Shares His Secrets on Taking the Perfect Black and White Photos

The skater-turned-photographer on nailing portraits, moving images and landscapes.<p>Originally born in Finland, Arto Saari has established an …

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Most dietary supplements are useless, but here are the ones you should take

Or not.<p>Recent research finds that not only do these supplements most likely <i>not</i> help you slim down, bulk up, or get more energized — they're also harmful.<p>A large October study from the federal government linked supplements — sold under brand names like Hydroxycut and Xenadrine — with 20,000 ER …

Wellness

Haiti: 5 years, 54 seconds later - Photographs by Marco Gualazzini | LensCulture

On January 12, 2010 Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince, was flattened by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake. The wave of untold destruction lasted for 54 never-ending seconds, the ramifications are still being felt today. First, the numbers: the disaster killed a shocking 220,000 people. An additional …

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

Getting to Know the Drug Lord Who Controlled Rio’s Biggest Slum

Being one of the most powerful drug lords in the country is "a much tougher job than people imagine," according to Misha Glenny's new book.<p>I was 22 when I randomly decided to go backpacking in Brazil.<p>At the time, I was bored as hell of life in overly sanitized Vancouver. Brazil turned out to be an …

Prague: finding a new edge

With Old Prague now tourist central, David Farley follows local artists and hipsters to the Czech capital’s newly transformed outer neighbourhoods<p>The barista with the Salvador Dalí moustache refused to bring milk for my coffee. “Trust me,” he said, adjusting his man-bun. “It’s much better this …

The Worst Day To Fly Isn't When You Think

But it's coming up soon.<p>You've probably long believed that <b>the day before Thanksgiving</b> is the worst day of the year to fly, or at least <i>one</i> of the worst days to fly. Right?<p>Wrong.<p>In fact, the day before Thanksgiving was only the 27th-worst day to fly in 2013, and there are a number of summer days that …

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Eye in the sky: awesome aerial views of Earth – in pictures

Flamingos in flight, human towers and salt flats that look like giant trees ... Yann Arthus-Bertrand has travelled around the globe shooting staggering aerial scenes

Airline Freebies You May Not Know About

When we think of airline perks, amenities and freebies we automatically think of business or first class. Flying coach gets a bit of a bad rap, often associated with cramped seats, arguments about overhead storage space as well as pricey in-flight food and drinks. But you may be surprised to know …

‘What Camera Do You Use?’ And Other Questions Photographers HATE Being Asked

<b>Bruce Gilden</b>: Aren’t you getting in lots of fights when you photograph?<p><b>Andi Schreiber:</b> I photograph events and parties and I’m often asked about the …

Shutter Sounds: Pentax, Canon, Nikon, Olympus, and Sony Cameras Compared

How do the shutter sounds of popular camera brands compare with one another? Which cameras are loud, and which are quiet? Photographer Davin Lavikka …

Portraits of Immigrants Arriving in the United States in the Early 1900s

Ellis Island in Upper New York Bay was the busiest immigrant inspection station in the United States at the dawn of the 20th century, with millions …

Your Desire to Create is Stifling Your Creativity

Photography is tough. There's no doubt about that. The gear and the numbers are the easy parts. These can be practiced, learned, and applied over …

10 Different Ways You Can Use a Single Softbox

When you’re just starting out in photography, you may not have a lot of money to invest in putting together a high-end arsenal of studio lighting …

How to Take Great Photos

These days it’s difficult to determine what is considered a great photograph. It’s easy to conclude that if you have the most expensive equipment you …

Sugary drinks linked to 25,000 deaths in the U.S. each year

By contributing to obesity and, through that, to diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks appears to claim the lives of about 25,000 American adults yearly and is linked worldwide to the deaths of 180,000 each year, new research says.<p>Low- and …

A Map Of Every Patent Steve Jobs Touched

You might never be able to get inside the enigmatic Apple founder’s head, but this could be the next best thing.<p>People are always trying to put themselves into the head of Apple founder Steve Jobs, to figure out how he thought. Unfortunately, Jobs was pretty inscrutable, but here’s one fun way to …

Selfie-mergency Hacks

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 They happen when you least expect it. When your arms are *just* too short and an epic moment is about to go …

Tips for Sharpening Your Images the Right Way

Just so you are not misled in any way, let me make it clear that this won’t be a Photoshop tutorial on using any particular sharpening method. It …

Tag: Kitchens

Remodeling 101: Ceiling-Mounted Recessed Kitchen Vents<p>by Margot Guralnick<p>Kitchen of the Week: Tiny Kitchens from Japan, Micro Apartment Edition<p>by …

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