Peter Kozak

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Facing death, Lauren Hill teaches us life lessons

A 19-year-old woman is dying. It could be days, it could be weeks, it could be a few months. No one really knows, mainly because no one knows much of anything about the form of cancer currently infesting her brain.<p>You have heard of this woman. You saw her story playing on the TV in the living room …

Bishops scrap welcome to gays in sign of split

VATICAN CITY — Catholic bishops rejected a landmark change Saturday in the rigid stance on gays and divorcees, revealing enormous gaps within the church at the end of a two-week meeting.<p>The synod's final statement failed to include remarkably conciliatory language revealed a week ago that would …

I lost a decade of photographs

Amy Molloy accidentally deleted every digital photograph she’d ever taken – a complete record of her 20s, including every pictures of her late husband. But soon she wondered if her mistake had actually been a good thing<p>I remember my grandmother used to keep all her family photographs in a box by …

Where Have You Gone, John McCain?

Where have you gone, John McCain? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you. Just like the lyrics of <i>Mrs. Robinson</i>, a lot of us wonder what has happened to our country. Where is the pride, the honor, the love for our fellow countrymen?<p>Most Americans have had their fill with politicians and the …

‘Soviet Ghosts’ Captures Post-Apocalyptic Scenes Left Behind by the Fall of the USSR

Rebecca Litchfield is a photographer who has faced radiation exposure risks, arrest and interrogations, and even accusations of espionage… all for …

Mexican woman becomes world's 'oldest person' - but lost her only proof 40 years ago

Leandra Becerra Lumbreras was reportedly born in the year Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee and has 73 great-grandchildren<p>She was 27 when World War One erupted, 75 when John F. Kennedy was shot and nearly 100 when the Berlin Wall came down.<p>Now Leandra Becerra Lumbreras is celebrating her …

5 of the World's Best Road Trips

By: Lauren Everitt<p>Between sibling battles in the back seat, Dad refusing to turn on the A/C, and trying to spot all 50 state license plates (damn you Hawaii and Alaska), road trips as a kid kinda sucked. But then you learned to drive, and realized that replacing your younger sisters with a couple …

New York Times’ defense of Michael Brown “no angel” piece completely misses the point

After its profile of Brown sparked outrage, paper says it’d treat white victim the same. Here’s what it’s missing<p>The New York Times packaged its profiles of Darren Wilson and Michael Brown as "Two Lives at Crossroads in Ferguson." The stories are situated side by side on the homepage, and each …

Startling Photos of Americans Lying in 7 Days of Their Own Trash

How much garbage do you produce? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claims the average American creates more than 4 pounds of trash a day, more …

California husband and wife die 4 hours apart after 62 years of marriage

Don and Maxine Simpson were married for 62 years, and not even death could keep them apart for long.<p>According to the couple's granddaughter, Melissa Sloan, the Simpsons, of Bakersfield, Calif., passed away approximately four hours apart on the morning of July 21. Maxine, 87, had suffered from …

Lens Between Us: Couple Documents Their Travels with Simultaneous Portraits of Each Other

Globe-trotting photographer couple Peter Sedlacik and Zuzu Galova have found a fun way to document their travels around the world. Wherever they are, …

Winners of the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2014 – in pictures

From a dramatic storm cloud in the US to the ‘end of the world’ in Ecuador, we take a look at the winners of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo contest, chosen from more than 18,000 entries from photographers around the world

Boomerang Kids: Poignant Portraits of College Grads Living Back Home with Their Parents

As someone who accumulated $25,000 in student debt in just the one semester I chose to attend medical school, the fate of photographer Damon …

Eyeballs, Vaginas and Raves in Chicago: Matthew Leifheit Talks to Us About Vice’s Latest Photo Issue

Every year I look forward to getting the <i>Vice</i> photo issue. If I could describe the issue in one word, it would be fresh: full of imagery I’ve never …

Pictures of the Week 7.31.14

Eid al-Fitr

A beginner's guide to Brazil

What do you get if you combine cinematic landscapes, kaleidoscopic culture, head-spinning biodiversity and a constant rhythm of carefree joie de vivre? Welcome to Brazil!<p>The world's fifth-largest country commandeers the lion's share of South America, all the way from the Amazon Basin – the world's …

Larry Page's Plan To Deal With All The Jobs That Are Getting Wiped Out By Technology

Google CEO Larry Page was asked how society should deal with unemployment that may arise from technological advances.<p>His answer is surprisingly French. He says companies should consider hiring two part-time workers to do one full-time job. This way more people are employed, which is better for …

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Comedy can’t change the world: Why Russell Brand is dead wrong about politics and humor

The British comic fancies himself a radical provocateur. In reality, he’s anything but<p>Russell Brand may be the most famous anti-capitalist in the world. He boasts a Twitter following of 7.8 million and regularly performs to sold-out shows, with his signature style of narcissism, self-deprecating …

Modern-Day Slavery: Photos of Human Sex Trafficking from Nigeria to Italy

Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram’s unfathomable kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls in early May—not the first or last occurrence—and their …

Strange Series of Photographs Show Hitler Practicing His Body Language

If you’ve ever seen footage of infamous dictator Adolf Hitler giving one of his spirited speeches, you probably noticed the very ‘loud’ gestures that …

Rich and Poor: America's great social divide – in pictures

Jim Goldberg's photographs show both sides of the wealth gap in 1970s and 80s San Francisco, from lonely countesses to three poverty-stricken musketeers<p>• The photographer who caught the heartbreak on both sides of America's social divide

The Last Best American Beach Towns

What makes a superior beach town? I’ve thought about that often, usually while gorging on steamed clams with butter or pedaling a bike along a seawall.<p>America does beaches extremely well, a point I didn’t begin to realize until my 20s, when I tried to sunbathe on a jam-packed stretch of Spanish …

Travel

The Top 50 Cities To See In Your Lifetime

Buena Vista Images via Getty Images<p>With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern …

Summer Chickpea Salad with Honey Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

The Simple Chickpea Salad I’m Losing My Mind Over.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 23, 2014 166<p>I feel ridiculous.<p>This is so easy. But it tastes SO FAB. I’m …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

The Ultimate Digital Detox: Walking

The digital detox bandwagon is growing these days (here’s but one shred of evidence). People are increasingly looking for vacations that offer a break not just from the daily grind at home or at the office, but from their smartphones.<p>Quick tip: It’s not about where you go.<p>Once we reach a …

Walking

Tablets Are Making Waiters Obsolete — And Chili's Is Leading The Way

The casual dining spot has recently introduced tablets in dining rooms nationwide that customers can use to place orders, browse the menu, and entertain otherwise noisy children.<p>These tablets, as The Verge notes, aren't the high-end Apple and Samsung devices we've become accustomed to seeing, but …

Hospitality

Is Tony Fadell the next Steve Jobs or ... the next Larry Page?

In the late 1990s a young entrepreneur named Tony Fadell tried to persuade Stewart Alsop, a journalist who had recently become a venture capitalist, …

Tongue-in-Cheek Infographic Predicts How Many Likes Your Instagram Post Will Get

Forget MIT and their fancy schmancy algorithms that were developed using the scientific method and 2.5 million photos as a sample… this handy little …