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6 scientific tricks for falling asleep

6 scientific tricks to fall asleep.<p>If you can't sleep, get out of bed. Experts say if you stress out in bed you'll associate negative feelings toward where you sleep. So go read a book on the couch.<p>Turn off your phone! The blue light can trick your mind into thinking it's daytime. Give yourself 30 …

10 macro photography tips for beginners

1. The Lens<p>There are several good lens options out there for macro photography. You could use extension tubes combined with a normal lens, which …

Get Ready to Shoot Epic Fall Photos with These 5 Tips from Landscape Pro Nigel Danson (VIDEO)

French philosopher Albert Camus one said, “Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.” For photographers, this sentiment means a season …

Landscape Photography

A historian says most science fiction has the same major flaw — except one legendary novel

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. — It's science fiction's job to entertain us, not sooth-say. Yet even older, tongue-in-cheek sci-fi works have predicted numerous technologies we now take for granted.<p>If there's one book or movie that best foretells what humanity could become, though, it's Aldous Huxley's 1932 …

Star Trek

This beginner's guide will have you shooting great landscapes in no time

Landscape photography means different things to different people. For some it’s about recording a memory of where they’ve been. For others it’s about …

Landscape Photography

Best and Worst Nuts for Your Health

Nuts are packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Still, some are healthier than others.

Shocking 'blue hole' discovered in the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef has just gotten even cooler thanks to a fresh discovery.<p>Marine biologist Johnny Gaskell discovered an incredible “Blue Hole” in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef when searching on Google Maps.<p>“A blue hole is an underwater sinkhole formed by the erosion of carbonate rocks …

Bite Size Tips: Three Core Composition Rules That Will Help Your Landscapes

As a photographer, you probably <i>cannot</i> drive through a scenic location without stopping to get some amazing shots along the way. Those who love the …

All dolled up: making art from Barbie and sex toys – in pictures

Sex dolls have many uses – including recreating The Last Supper and subverting the male gaze. Grace Banks’ new book showcases the artists using feminine figurines to explore politics, gender and identity

THE ONE SECRET Lightroom feature EVERY photographer should be using

One of Ted Forbes´favorite features in Adobe Lightroom is the mobile syncing function. His favorite use in addition to syncing to the mobile app is …

5 Hacks for Creative Photography in 1 Minute

Want to spice up your photography and try some unorthodox methods for getting unusual photos? This 1-minute video may be the inspiration you need. …

Why It's Crucial to Understand Light Metering

When you first venture away from auto mode, it might be a hard to wrap your head around the process of taking the correct exposure. Playing around …

Landscape Photography

From Warhol to Studio 54: legendary New York posters – in pictures

New York cultural institution Poster House kicks off with a pop-up exhibition, Gone Tomorrow, featuring posters from classic venues and cult events from New York City’s history

Posters

The science of why you should add water to your whiskey

The secret to enjoying a good whiskey? A dash of water.<p>Whiskey drinkers have been doing this for centuries to heighten certain flavors and reduce burn.<p>Science has two competing theories for why this works. One explanation suggests water traps bad flavors. Whiskey contains a compound called "fatty …

The Princess Bride: Where Are They Now?

<i>The Princess Bride</i> (1987)

17 Incredible Vacations That Are Even Better For Solo Travelers

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This rare genetic disease keeps you awake until you die

A woman and her husband completely changed career paths to study a deadly disease that killed her mother she learned she inherited.<p>Sonia Vallabh was …

University of California

How to download music from YouTube and transfer it to your Android device

A lot of people who aren’t subscribed to a music streaming service like Google Play Music or Spotify like listening and discovering new tracks on YouTube. In a way this is a great option but it’s far from ideal. For one, the screen of your device has to be turned on all the time for the audio to …

New Order, Peter Hook Settle Lawsuit Over Band Names

<b>UPDATE:</b> Peter Hook has released a statement on the agreement reached between himself and New Order. “Myanmar, Mexico City and closer to home the …

If you have this code on your boarding pass to the US, it's bad news

If you're travelling to the US, check your ticket for this...<p>Travelling to the US usually involves more queuing in passport control/customs/immigration than you experience visiting most other countries.<p>And while everyone can expect a certain level of hanging around before being allowed to get on …

The best workout routine for losing weight — according to an exercise physiologist

The perfect exercise routine involves the right mix of cardiovascular and strength training. Heather Milton, a senior exercise physiologist at NYU Langone Health, discusses how to get in shape with the right balance. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>The exercises you want to choose to …

Samsung finally lets Galaxy S8 users disable the Bixby button, here’s how

Samsung is at long last getting a bit less stubborn about the dedicated Bixby button on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.<p>Redditors have spotted that the latest software update for Samsung’s own virtual assistant finally makes it possible to disable the dedicated physical button for Bixby. TNW has since …

How To Get Black Background, Even With A White Wall !!

In this episode, Andrew Boey teaches how you can obtain PERFECTLY BLACK background even when you only have a white wall.... no black backdrop …

How To Spot Bed Bugs In Your Hotel Before It’s Too Late

Hotel rooms can be a hot bed of bed bug activity, luckily, as RD.com points out, pest control experts Rentokil.com have put together a how-to guide …

Five Tips for the DJI Mavic You Probably Don't Know About

As into the aerials as I am over here, Instagram has, believe it or not, changed the way I shoot. On my drone, it is only possible to capture …

This Is the Best Way to Recover From Failure

Embracing the sting of failure may not sound enjoyable — but new research shows it’s the best way to learn from mistakes.<p>A study in the <i>J</i><i>ournal of</i> …

Amazing Bird Photography by Johnson Chua

<b>Johnson Chua</b> is a talented bird photographer currently based in Singapore. He uses Canon EOS 1DX Mark II and Canon 5DSR cameras with Canon EF …

10 best places to go in Africa (and what to do there)

With 54 countries calling it home, Africa’s topography, landscape and activities vary drastically by region. I’ve been to the continent 26 times, yet each time I go I’m surprised at just how many new things there are to see and do.<p>To make it easier for you to plan a trip, I’ve highlighted some of …

South Africa

The best camera gear for making hyperlapse video

Spin an hours-long story into a seconds-long sequence.<p>A single image can capture a discreet moment, but stringing dozens or hundreds together into a time-lapse can tell an hourslong story in one spectacular sequence. Start with something simple, like tracing a flower’s bloom over the course of a …