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6 Photographers on Flipboard Dish on How to Improve Your Photography

TL;DR: wanna be a better photographer? The simple answer is: shoot every single day, study the work of other photographers, and try your darndest to find something new to say in your work. The other, slightly more complicated answer is: everyone has and should have a different approach to improving …

5 Topics to Follow Comic-Con 2016

The pop culture phenomenon that is Comic-Con returns Thursday, bringing with it the promise of movie sneak peeks, in-depth panel discussions and lots more geeky goodness. Authors, actors, illustrators, directors and cosplayers (of course) will all flock to San Diego for the convention’s 47th …

5 Things to Read If You Love Music Festivals

It’s that time of year again–Lollapalooza, one of America’s oldest music festivals, is back and bigger than ever. Right now and throughout the weekend, Chicago’s Grant Park will be a massive celebration of music—from alternative rock and pop to EDM and hip-hop—headlined by Radiohead, Red Hot Chili …

The Week in Review: The Discovery of Proxima b

There may be another habitable planet, Proxima Centauri b, orbiting our nearest neighboring star, according to findings published by the European Southern Observatory released this week. The discovery reveals the planet dubbed Proxima b is the closest planet to Earth, in the nearest star …

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of August 22, 2016): Deadly earthquake hits Italy

Italy was hit by a deadly earthquake this week that left the central Italian town of Pescara del Tronto devastated. Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump engaged in heated rhetoric surrounding race amid controversy over Clinton’s emails and meetings during her time as secretary …

Tropical Storm Hermine takes aim at Florida, expected to turn into hurricane

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tropical Storm Hermine will likely strengthen into a hurricane by the time it makes landfall, according to a prediction by the National Hurricane Center.<p>The storm, currently in the Gulf of Mexico, is projected to make landfall in Florida. If it becomes a hurricane, it would be the first to …

Weather

What Peak Hurricane Season Looks Like From the Space Station

Get an astronaut’s view of not one but three major storms.<p>The Atlantic and Pacific are in their peak hurricane seasons, windows within the normal seasons with high chances of frequent, dangerous storms. And true to history, there’s great violence in the waters, as seen in these time-lapse shots …

See the first images from this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

A curious city-dwelling fox, a rare golden langur in India and Australia’s colourful cuttlefish all feature in images from finalists in this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.<p>The Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, which is developed and produced by the Natural History …

The Next Wave Of Dutch Design

Subverting systems, tackling ethical issues, and questioning ownership: The latest crop of Dutch designers is no longer about ironic winks.<p>Agatha Haines’s portfolio has 3D-printed organs, hyperrealistic (but artificial) flayed faces, and surgically altered infants. The collective We Make Carpets …

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in Africa

Home to 54 countries, Africa has something for everyone. From Algeria's bone-dry Sahara desert to South Africa's iconic urban skylines, the second-largest continent in the world, too, has landscapes as diverse as its animal kingdoms. Still not convinced? These 50 stunning locations should give you …

The Annual Tomatina Festival in Spain: Pictures

Spain

Thousands of tourists flock to opening of world's tallest and longest glass bridge

After several "safety tests" that involved smashing the bridge with sledgehammers and driving an SUV over it, the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon bridge in …

Grand Canyon

Call of the wild: photographer Anup Shah on capturing the perfect shot

Each night, camped in his tent by the Mara River, deep inside Kenya’s Maasai Mara wildlife reserve, photographer Anup Shah falls asleep to the sounds of hyenas whooping, hippos grunting and lions roaring.<p>In a few hours, when it is still dark, he will drive to one of his “outdoor studios” – places …

Pull Over for These 54 Weird, Wacky, Wonderful American Food Destinations

Mount Rushmore. The Washington Monument. The Golden Gate Bridge. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. These are the monuments and museums and sights that family trips are planned around. It can feel like we go through life trying to tick these off the figurative list, grabbing a photo at each stop.<p>But …

Los Angeles

The photos that remind us of why we love sports

As the 2016 Rio Olympics wrapped up on Aug. 21, so did the displays of celebration and heartbreak that came with it. But for those who don’t want the drama to end, look no further than the Brooklyn Museum, whose new show celebrates the beauty of sports and the people (and photographers) who love …

Brooklyn Museum

The Oldest Hotels in America (That Are Actually Worth a Visit)

History enthusiast or not, there’s no denying the oldest hotels in the U.S. hold a certain romantic allure. After all, their rooms have been reserved …

Pictures of the Week 8.25.16

London

The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Your Home in an Hour

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How-To's

7 mountains that (almost) anyone can climb | Adventure Sports Network

There is a perception that mountain climbing is a dangerous, difficult endeavor that pushes climbers to the very limits of their physical and mental …

15 Ways to DIY With Wine Crates

I am a reluctant DIYer. There are stacks of empty jars and patterned paper and rustic wood sitting around my house just waiting for the perfect …

The Afropunk Music Festival in Brooklyn: Pictures

Travel These Exotic Skateboarding Locations From Around the World

From the mountains in Norway to the Zulu heartland of South Africa.<p>Evolved from a tiny Californian subculture, skateboarding has become a well-recognized and respected mainstream sport all over the world. With the growth of its commercial success and universal appeal, the boardsport is practically …

Burning Man Gets Going in Black Rock: Pictures

The Arts

The Coolest Fall Festivals Around the World

Summer days might be waning, but there's plenty to look forward to. Come fall, it's all about bonfires, chilly nights, hot chocolate, hayrides, and …

12 Weird Things That People Steal—Sometimes in Enormous Quantities

Criminals aren't the most sensible …