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The Equation That Will Make You Better at Everything

As an athlete, if you want to improve something—your 100-meter time, say, or your deadlift PR—you’ve got to apply a challenge, some sort of “stressor,” and then follow it with a period of rest and recovery. Too much stress without enough rest and you get injury, illness, and burnout. Not enough …

San Antonio

How 20-Year-Old Kylie Jenner Built A $900 Million Fortune In Less Than 3 Years

K<p>ylie Jenner sits at a dark-wood dining table at her mother’s home in Calabasas, California, flicking through display options for a forthcoming pop-up shop. The youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner industrial complex needs to decide how to showcase products by her Kylie Cosmetics makeup …

Kylie Cosmetics

Mission Accomplished

In 1986, the space shuttle Challenger stunned the nation when it broke apart 73 seconds into flight. This is the story of the soccer ball that …

Space Exploration

How I Got Better at Photography

Two years ago, I splurged some money and bought a camera because I’d always wanted to try to take pictures of the stars. The left photo above was the …

Smartphone photography tips: 16 handy tricks you should know

Smartphone cameras have improved dramatically in the last few years, owing to better sensors and smarter image processing. Heck, the multi-camera revolution has also yielded better zoom and depth-of-field effects hitherto unknown to smartphone photography.<p>Nevertheless, having a great camera is only …

Mobile Photography

11 podcasts to listen to if you want to laugh your ass off

Life is hard. The news is stressful. And sometimes you just need a break from *gestures broadly at everything happening in the world right now.* …

U.S. and China Expand Trade War as Beijing Matches Trump’s Tariffs

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday escalated a trade war between the world’s two largest economies, moving ahead with tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods and provoking an immediate tit-for-tat response from Beijing.<p>The president is battling on a global front, taking aim at allies …

Tariffs

The best advice from 2018 commencement speeches

From Ronan Farrow to Abby Wambach, here are some words of wisdom that can motivate you, whether you’re a recent graduate or not.<p>When you’re starting something new, it can help to hear from someone who’s been there before. That’s the gist of commencement speeches. Speakers often share their personal …

Boston Marathon

This Is the Worst Roommate Story You’ll Ever Read

<b>Alex Miller’s spare room</b> had been on Craigslist for two weeks when, last March, she got the call she’d been waiting for. The man at the other end …

I Am A Formerly Homeless Teenager Who Became An Award Winning Wedding Photographer

My life right now is spent hopping from one fancy wedding venue to the next, but it wasn't always that way.<p>I picked up my first camera when I was 11 …

A Night Walk in Venice

Venice From Above<p>Here’s an all-Venice video I made with a quadcopter – enjoy!<p>Daily Photo – A Night Walk in Venice<p>To get around the …

38 Stunning Black & White Celebrity Portraits By The Late Katy Barry Reveal The Intimate Side Of Famous Women

"Letting someone take your picture involves a degree of trust and confidence that I don't have," the late photographer Kate Barry said. You may not …

18-Year-Old Photographer Captures the Sublime Beauty of Majestic Mountainscapes

Eighteen-year-old Swiss photographer Fabio Zingg first became interested in photography during a family vacation two years ago, when he admittedly picked up the camera out of boredom. Since then, he has become a member of <i>The Alpinists</i><i>:</i> a group of nine young photographers from Switzerland who …

This Photographer Hiked 14 Hours for Epic Wedding Photos at Trolltunga

Trolltunga, or “Troll Tongue,” is a famous rock formation in Norway that’s used often for breathtaking photos. Photographer Priscila Valentina was …

79 Airbnbs That Will Blow Your Mind (Not Your Budget)

There are holiday rentals, and then there are holiday rentals so unique, they’ll make you laugh and squeal with excitement. And, while Airbnb has …

'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' sends a blistering message on the nature of grief, revenge, violence and despair

It's not the titular "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" that cause a monumental fuss in that imaginary small town, it's what's unexpectedly written on them.<p>Blank for years, hugging a bend in the road like lonely sentinels doggedly doing their duty, they send a blistering message in …

Woody Harrelson

Absolutely wonderful finalists of the 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

They appear to be having more fun than most of us.<p>See the rest at the 2017 finalists in the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. <i>(via NextDraft)</i><p>There's …

Wildlife

Quick Guide to the Rule of Thirds for Artists and Photographers

Most creatives, from painters to photographers, will have come across the Rule of Thirds at some point. Anyone who deals in producing visually appealing work will have had this golden guideline pushed on them in order to achieve a balanced composition. But what is the Rule of Thirds? And where does …

Landscape Photography

What do our possessions say about us? – in pictures

Japanese artist Mami Kiyoshi has spent 15 years creating vivid portraits of people surrounded by their belongings – from wine bottles and violins to the odd stray pet

Years after the meltdown, Latinos still wary of big banks

After being hit hard during the recession, Latinos say they worry that the same reckless behaviors that precipitated the economic crisis could make a comeback.<p>Latinos were one of the primary victims of the predatory lending practices that led to the housing crisis. That included being offered …

Financial Services

The business of 'The Bachelor' franchise

Try telling "Bachelor Nation" their favorite shows are just "guilty pleasure viewing."<p>"The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette" and "Bachelor in Paradise" are serious business to fans who follow every rose ceremony and trip to "the fantasy suite" with the type of devotion usually reserved for sports teams …

Here’s How a Camera’s Autofocus Works and How It Has Evolved Through the Years (VIDEO)

If you’re too young to have ever used a manual focus camera (or too old to remember), it’s easy to take autofocus technology for granted. But most of …

China has a worrying habit of making business leaders disappear

A top executive suddenly dropping off the radar would be alarming for any company. But in China, it's become a disturbingly familiar situation.<p>The latest example is Wu Xiaohui, the chairman of a major insurance company that owns the Waldorf Astoria in New York and recently held talks with the …

Recruiters Explain What The Worst LinkedIn Profiles Have In Common

Recruiters and hiring managers need to find your profile in the first place. Then they need to like what they see there.<p>Recruiters spend lots of time combing through LinkedIn profiles—possibly more than many would like. After awhile, they can start to blend together, which means that whatever you …

The Tennis Mom Who Put the Blemish in Martina Navratilova’s 86-1 Record

Kathleen Horvath peered over the railing high above the indoor courts at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Outside, rain was pouring down so hard that it sounded as if the New York Philharmonic’s percussion section were rehearsing on the roof.<p>Horvath tried to pretend she was not sneaking …

Softbank-Saudi tech fund becomes world's biggest with $93 billion of capital

RIYADH (Reuters) - The world’s largest private equity fund, backed by Japan’s Softbank Group and Saudi Arabia’s main sovereign wealth fund, said on Saturday it had raised over $93 billion to invest in technology sectors such as artificial intelligence and robotics.<p>“The next stage of the Information …

Photos of Berlin’s freaks and fringe outsiders over 30 years

The underground icon has spent his life giving a platform to those existing on the outside; whether it’s the dangerous, sexual energy of pre-gentrification NYC, or the horrifying plight of Russia’s homeless community, Zownir’s oracular, monochrome stills shift their viewer’s gaze to worlds that go …

Street Photography

Suburban 'Bionic Wrench' maker wins $6M in patent suit against Sears, supplier

The father and son behind a Palos Park tool company thought Sears Holdings' Craftsman brand locking wrench looked a lot like their patented Bionic Wrench — in fact, a little too much.<p>A federal jury in Chicago agreed. Nearly five years after Dan Brown Sr.'s company, LoggerHead Tools, accused Sears …

Subway Closed Hundreds of Stores Last Year for the First Time Ever

The most common restaurant chain in the U.S. closed more than 350 domestic locations in 2016—the first time it has ended a year with fewer locations …

This instagrammer’s epic shots of Yosemite National Park will make you want to travel right now

Yosemite has to be one of the most beautiful national parks in the world. Standing next to El Capitan is enough to dwarf your aspirations and …

National Parks