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Trending: The New Golden Age of ... Film?

Film is dead. Except that it’s not.All but written off as extinct, analog photography and filmmaking is staging a surprising comeback, according to a …

42 Vintage Photographs Document Street Scenes of New York City During the Great Depression and World War II

John Albok (1894–1982) was a Hungarian photographer who immigrated to the United States and documented street scenes in New York City during the …

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Social media helps U.S. millennial voters register, turnout worries linger

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the youngest members of the millennial generation became old enough to vote in this year’s U.S. presidential election, states and social media platforms poured efforts into online registration, hoping to attract these tech savvy voters who now rival Baby Boomers as the …

Social Media

One Photographer’s Story of World Travel and Fear of Missing Out (Sponsored)

Scrolling through photographer Austin Rhee‘s Instagram feed, you’ll see the same word commented over and over again: “WOW.” You’ll also find “Sweet!” …

The hard science that backs age-defying “laughter yoga”

The medicinal effects of laughter are no joke. Even forcing a chortle improves your health, which is why people in 100 countries have joined “laughter yoga” clubs, and doctors now prescribe laughter to the sick, elderly, young, and healthy for its stress-reducing effects.<p>Laughter yoga is a series …

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The Year's Best Nature Photos Send a Striking Environmental Message

Time's almost up for sending your photos to the National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest. Here's the competition.<p>The Olympics of nature photography is nearly here, as National Geographic gears up to name the winner of the National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year …

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The Ultimate Guide to Buying Photography Equipment

As a photographer who has spent the last couple of years around plenty of other sponsored photographers and one who has a couple of sponsors of his …

American Paul Beatty's race satire wins Man Booker Prize

LONDON (Reuters) - Paul Beatty was on Tuesday named as the first American to win the prestigious Man Booker fiction prize, for "The Sellout", a biting satire on race relations in the United States.<p>The narrator of "The Sellout", an African-American called "Bonbon" tries to put his Californian town …

China launches manned mission to experimental space station

China launched a pair of astronauts into space on Monday on a mission to dock with an experimental space station and remain aboard for 30 days in preparation for the start of operations by a full-bore facility six years from now.<p>The Shenzhou 11 mission took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch …

Why I Love Cameras with Non-Interchangeable Lenses

Berkeley, 2016 #cindyproject (shot on the Ricoh GR II)I’ve shot with tons of different cameras over the years— Leica’s, Fujis, Micro 4/3rd cameras, …

A Bikepacker’s Guide to Mountain Weather Preparation

Shoulder season weather in higher elevations can be dicey, and even dangerous. When bikepacking in these environs, the balance between going light …

Learning the Laws of Lighting With a Sphere and Applying Them to Photography

In this informative video from Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens, Jay goes back to the basics to show off the principles of light, and how they …

China to blast 2 astronauts into space on Monday

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials unveiled plans for Monday's launch of the country's latest space mission in which two astronauts will be blasted …

5 Leading Theories of What Dreams Actually Are

The earliest recorded dream is from the Sumerian king Dumuzi of Uruk, who ruled just before Gilgamesh, sometime around 2500 BC. “An eagle seizes a …

FDA Investigating Dangers Of Homeopathic Teething Remedies

The products may cause seizures and other problems<p>Homeopathic tablets and gels meant to ease teething pain may in fact be dangerous for kids and infants, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned. The agency is investigating whether these remedies are associated with seizures and other …

Winners and losers from the first presidential debate

The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is in the books. I tweeted, took notes and picked some winners and losers. They're below.<p>Winners<p>* <b>Hillary Clinton</b>: Clinton wasn't perfect in this debate. At times she came across as overly rehearsed and robotic. I thought her …

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Leading US exorcists explain huge increase in demand for the Rite – and priests to carry them out

In the US, over the past 10 years, the number of official priest exorcists has more than quadrupled from 12 to 50.<p>But for two of America’s most active exorcists – Father Gary Thomas, whose training in Rome was chronicled in Matt Baglio's book <i>The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist</i>, and Father …

The UN is holding an emergency meeting after a US-led air strike killed Syrian troops

BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S.-led coalition air strikes killed dozens of Syrian soldiers on Saturday, Russia and a monitoring group said, putting a U.S.-Russian brokered ceasefire in jeopardy and prompting an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting.<p>The United States military said the coalition …

The 10 Best Wireframing and Prototyping Tools for Designers

Wireframe becomes more and more important as it will make it easier to communicate ideas and cut down project cost. The prototyping tools for designer …

8 of the most memorable drives in the West

In national parks throughout the West, rangers and traffic engineers work long hours to nudge travelers out of their cars and onto trails — or at least onto shuttle buses and other less polluting alternatives. But the dramatic roads that the National Park Service carved out in the early 20th …

Obama puts South China Sea back on agenda at summit

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — President Barack Obama put the long-simmering dispute in the South China Sea front and center on the agenda at a regional …

China Doesn't Have Any Trade Problems With the U.S., Says Official

China and the U.S. are still in frequent discussion about a bilateral trade pact, despite a challenging global trade environment, a Chinese commerce …

Chinese Divers Get Engaged On Medals Podium At Rio Olympics

Call it the Summer (Olympics) of love: He Zi of China was standing on the podium after receiving a silver medal for diving in Rio on Sunday when her boyfriend, fellow diver Qin Kai, pulled out a ring and proposed marriage. It's the second proposal of the Rio Games.<p>Moments before Sunday's proposal, …

Clinton and Kaine Are Challenging White Americans on Racial Issues

In their speeches on racial issues, Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine have made an argument that President Obama rarely has: white Americans in particular need to change their views and perspectives to fix the nation’s racial problems.<p>“We white Americans need to do a better job of listening when …

Never mind Rio...Take a look at Tokyo, the 2020 Olympic host city!

The Rio 2016 Olympics have only just begun but the drumbeat is already rolling for Tokyo 2020.<p>And at the ‘Japan House’ exhibition space, in the heart of Rio, sports fans can get a glimpse of what the country has to offer.<p>Hi-tech Tokyo has already hosted the Summer Games before – back in 1964.<p>Tokyo …

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Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Is Worse Than Secondhand Tobacco Smoke, Study Shows

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The marijuana industry appears to be on the precipice of its most robust expansion yet in 2016.<p>Beginning with the legalization of medical marijuana in California in 1996, another two dozen states have since followed suit, bringing the medical legalization total to 25. …

America’s First Medal at the Nazi Olympics Was For…Town Planning

Urban planning was once considered an Olympic sport, and Brooklyn’s Marine Park won a medal.<p>Marine Park today. (Photo: Timothy Krause/CC SA: BY …