Rachel Plant

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14 little things you will miss when you leave LA

1. Celebrity sightings<p>We try to be jaded. We tell everybody we truly don’t care about spotting celebrities out in the wild. But let’s be real. When …

Los Angeles

Somewhere in Queensland

I travelled back to Australia recently for a little working holiday and for the first time ventured up to Far North Queensland. I was blown away by …

10 Tips to Help You Grow as an Artist in Photography

Over the past few days, I’ve thought about what’s helped me become a better photographer over the years. It’s a constant journey, and developing as …

Snap Chat: The Ultimate Guide To Mobile Food Photography, From Lighting To Editing

So you picked up a fancy new iPhone 6. It's thinner, bigger (especially if you opted for the 6 Plus), and soon it will allow you to pay for pretty …

9 apps that enhance iOS 8's camera

iOS 8 gave the iPhone's camera app a major upgrade: automatic straightening and cropping, one-touch light and color adjustments, built-in filters and editing tools, time-lapse videos, and the iCloud Photo Library, among other improvements. But for iPhotographers who want more manual control over …

Brittany Maynard, Death With Dignity Advocate, Dies At 29

Brittany Maynard, the Oregon woman who had become an outspoken advocate for patients' rights following her terminal cancer diagnosis, died on Saturday, the Oregonian reported. She was 29.<p>"Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love," she wrote in a Facebook post, according to People. …

The Psychology Behind Our Collective Ebola Freak-Out

In Hazlehurst, Miss., parents pulled their children out of middle school last week after learning that the principal had recently visited southern …

Disease

Hawaii ramps up efforts to move homeless people from tourists areas

Jim Trevarthen used to teach tourists how to surf on Hawaii’s famed Waikiki Beach.<p>These days Trevarthen, 62, is homeless after his Waikiki landlord canceled his lease and jacked up the rent, he said. He spends his days reading surfside and figuring out where he’s going to get his next meal, and his …

Eternal Mystery? MH370 Hunt Takes New Course After Six Months

Not since the American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared without a trace over the Pacific 77 years ago has there been a mystery like it.<p>And in so many respects the disappearance of Flight MH370 exactly six months ago today is a far more profound puzzle.<p>When Earhart went missing her plane …

how I edit iphone photos for instagram

My iphone is like an extension of my arm – it’s by my side at nearly all times of day (and night). I love it for texting and checking the weather and …

Seven Ways to Improve What You Upload to Instagram

Instagram’s become a staple in the average smartphone user’s app drawer. Where it once started off as a tool to enhance and showcase your phone …

How to Shoot Great Everyday Photography with Your iPhone

Everyday photography isn’t new. It’s always been around. Some call it ‘vernacular photography’; others simply call it ‘social photography’. …

America's Most Sleep-Deprived State (Hint: It's Not New York)

We all know that Americans need more quality sleep, and we know the consequences of skimping on sleep. But do you know how sleep-deprived your particular state is? As a Californian, I would have guessed we are relatively more sleep deprived out here, and ditto for New York. And I would have been …

How Sleep Deprivation Decays the Mind and Body

Getting too little sleep can have serious health consequences, including depression, weight gain, and heart disease. It is torture. I know.<p>I awoke in a bed for the first time in days. My joints ached and my eyelids, which had been open for so long, now lay heavy as old hinges above my cheekbones. I …

The U.S. Cities That Get The Most And Least Sleep May Surprise You

New York may fancy itself the city that never sleeps, but the numbers tell another story.<p>According to new data, New Yorkers snooze for just six hours and 47 minutes a night, on average -- but a handful of other urban areas across the U.S. fare even poorer. The average night's sleep in Los Angeles …

The Scientifically Best Way To Get Through A Day On No Sleep

Sure, boss, I'll get—*yawn*—right to it.<p>Science is an endeavor by a bunch of flawed people, and the institution can be problematic—hey, we're all human—so I'm not usually one to say things like, "I love science!" This time, however, I'm grateful. <i>New York</i> Magazine talked with sleep researchers about …