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The Histogram – One of the Most Useful Tools in Photography

by Zack SchnepfI think the histogram is one of the most important and useful tools in all of photography. It’s a tool I rely on throughout my entire …

Landscape Photography

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be More Attractive

<i>Attraction isn’t only about looks. It’s about a certain primal magnetism…we can be physically attracted to someone, but we are more often drawn to</i> …

Psychology

5 of the best muscle-building tips from Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth has come a long way since 2011. The release of <i>Thor</i> and 2012’s <i>The Avengers</i> catapulted the actor into superstardom. And while he’s no …

Comic Books

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

New research shows these common house plants all absorb harmful chemicals.<p>Dracaena (Dracaena frangas)<p>All five plants did a good job removing acetone …

How to Get Bigger Arms: 2 Techniques You Need to Know

Going shirtless or wearing a tank top at the beach can be a nerve-wracking experience if you aren’t feeling great about your arms.<p>Recently, training …

Workouts

The bold and controversial plan to drill into a supervolcano

A volcano hidden off the coast of Italy is so huge that it has the power to change life on Earth – should scientists drill into it to unlock its secrets, or is the risk too great? Jonathan Frochtzwajg investigates.<p>Stefano Carlino descends underground, into a deep pit occupied by what looks like a …

Geology

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Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

An Expert Explains Why You Feel So Lonely All the Time

Failing to connect with other people can seriously screw with your dopamine reward system, says psychiatrist Amy Banks.<p>We're living in what you might call an epidemic of loneliness. Recent research has shown that many of the people we feel close to probably don't reciprocate the feeling. Millions …

This Solar-Powered Pipe Desalinates The Water That Flows Through It

It’s called ‘The Pipe.” And if it works, it could change the calculus of our water problems.<p>After a massive, billion-dollar desalination plant opened near San Diego eight months ago, it won an award for its efficiency. But even with the latest technology, the plant–which turns ocean water into …

Santa Monica

Every Day This Old Dog Walks 4 Miles To Town Just To Say Hi To Everyone

Bruno, the wandering dog, has been walking 4 miles almost daily for the past 12 years to Longville, Minnesota, just to say ‘hi’ to the town’s …

How 10 Couples Stay Madly In Love After Many Years

For BRIDES, by Jillian Kramer.<p>You’re madly in love now, with your wedding on the horizon and your whole life together in front of you. But, after years of marriage, it can be tough to remember those head-over-heels feelings you once had. With these secrets from couples who’ve been married for more …

Scientists identify Down's Syndrome gene

Geneticists have identified an enzyme that regulates the production of sperm and egg cells in human reproduction, and may be linked to Down's …

The 56 coolest buildings in Europe

For those looking for a guide to the very best, we've compiled a ranking of the coolest buildings and structures on the continent.<p>Our list features old and new pieces of architecture in the city and countryside, including museums, wineries, churches, and skyscrapers.<p>As varied as a grand historic …

The Untold Story of Neuroscience’s Most Famous Brain

Like most famous patients in the history of neuroscience, Henry Molaison—or HM, as he was known among scientists—was famous because his brain was …

I Went to a BDSM Workshop to Rebuild My Dating Confidence

I also learned a lot about scat play.<p>In my 20s, I dabbled in sexual submission with my abusive ex-boyfriend. I drank too much and hoped that experimenting with bondage in our sex life would ease the violence and aggression he showed outside the bedroom. It did not. While sexually satisfying and …

9 things happier people have in common

In recent years, the science of happiness has exploded. Positive psychology, which focuses on what makes individuals and communities thrive, has been an incredibly popular field of study. Researchers have even started to produce reports on happiness around the globe.<p>It makes sense: we all want to …

Beat the Morning Meal Blues with Breakfast Bowls

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Breakfast in a bowl: It’s an easy weekday morning classic, but it doesn’t always have to consist of …

6 Tips To Rebuild Love After An Emotional Affair

The cornerstone of a successful intimate relationship is trust -- and betrayal can capsize a couple's sense of safety and security in no time. The media tends to portray betrayals as physical affairs but an emotional affair can have the same damaging impact on a romantic relationship.<p>If you are …

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading-- a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

Literature

15 Best Cities For Dogs (And Their Owners)

If you are a dog lover who carefully plans your vacation destinations around whether or not your pup can come and have fun with you, these cities are your best options.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Best Cities for Dogs (And Their Owners)<p>In today's society, for many of us our pets are part of our family, and in no …

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

Five Sauces for the Modern Cook

Without apology or even a trace of sheepishness, Travis Lett confessed to being a thief.<p>Of course, the only person this pensive chef ever steals from is himself. At Gjelina, his Los Angeles restaurant with a large, ever-changing menu, “We’re constantly appropriating elements from dishes we’ve done …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Types of People you never date you must avoid this People

Dating is a period of sexual selection in human whereby two people meet socially, possibly as friends in an intimate relationships or marriage. …

Relationships

5 Ways to Make Your Relationship Smoking Hot Again

It’s a simple fact of life: When you’ve been with someone for a while, you probably don’t feel like jumping their bones every second of the day like you did when you first got together.<p>We know it happens, but what’s up with that? “Familiarity is the enemy of eroticism,” explains licensed marriage …

Gardening: 14 small gardens that are easy to copy

There is nothing better than a garden, no matter how big or how small your home is. Being able to have a breath of fresh air or a touch of greenery …

Landscaping

9 Amazing Modern Houses!

Have you ever dreamt of your own modern house? A stylish mix of eclectic exterior design using different high quality materials to make it everything …