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Traveling to Japan on a budget – the best FREE places to visit in the country

Vacationing can be an expensive endeavor, so save a bit of yen by visiting these fantastic free locations!<p>Everyone who visits Japan has a huge bucket …

10 Silly Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Other than youth and recess and summer vacation and nap time and candy and junk food and energy and fast metabolism and hope and excitement and …

Five underrated countries you need to visit

From a medieval African trading town to a Mediterranean island nation, these overlooked outposts are worth a look.<p>With each welcoming more than 50 million international visitors each year, France, the United States and China dominate the list of most popular countries for travellers. But are the …

How to photograph yourself naked

Looking at Polly Penrose’s photographs, you’d never think there was a shred of self-doubt. Logging onto real estate websites to scout out the most interesting, abandoned locations, and using her nude body as a self-described prop, her work is strong yet serene as she drapes over and between lounge …

How to reduce noise in an image without losing detail

With each passing year, cameras are getting better and better at keeping digital noise to a minimum. Despite this, there are still times when you …

Impressive Princess Leia Comic Book Cosplay

Tips from a Butler

We asked our friend Oliver Hawthorne, a House Manager and former hotel butler at Claridge’s, to share some of his miracle tips for stains, polishing, …

Science says that charisma can be learned — here are 9 proven strategies

"Charisma is simply the result of learned behaviors," says Olivia Fox Cabane, author of "The Charisma Myth."<p>Here's a rundown of the skills you can learn to become more charismatic:

Photographing sensuality in post-Soviet Russia

Today’s Russia is not the best place for artists exploring the themes of the body and sexuality. The government’s crackdown on homosexualism and the rise of traditional values create a nervously conservative atmosphere. Behind the conservatism, however, is a generation of young people who have …

7 Scientifically Proven Habits Of Charismatic Leaders

For charismatic leaders, it all comes down to how you make others feel.<p>Some people just seem to have it: The way they communicate energizes others and makes people to want to be around them. They have what’s commonly referred to as charisma.<p>This is no small matter, as any of the U.S. presidential …

Photographer Sneaks Into Abandoned Top-Secret NASA Base. Here's What He Saw

Pictures of a top-secret base once used by NASA have been captured by a photographer from San Francisco.<p>The Santa Susanna Field Laboratory, a …

This Is the Real Reason Models Look So Good in Photos

It's hard to leave the house these days without ending up in a group selfie. Oh, who are we kidding—it's happening at home, too. We asked <i>Allure</i>'s former creative director, Paul Cavaco, who has worked with every legendary model in the business, how to look our best.<p><b>Practice in front of a mirror.</b>"You …

The photographer teaching women to feel beautiful naked

Photographer Mathilde Grafström struggled with body image issues and confidence for much of her life. “I had a major identity crisis a few years back and I’m still working on trying to accept my own body as it is. I suffer from these beauty ideals that are put out by the media, and it affects my …

15 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

If you find yourself with some extra time on your hands but don't feel great about spending it binging the latest TV drama, we've got you covered.<p>Over on Netflix, there's a veritable treasure trove of business-related documentaries that are both educational and entertaining. You can learn about …

Dreamy Portraits Of Nudes By Hannes Caspar

Berlin-based fine art photographer Hannes Caspar captures dreamy portraits of women in subtle light.Read more

10 things you didn’t know you needed in your camera bag

Camera bags are nothing more than backpacks, luggage and messenger bags designed specifically to safely transport your photography gear around in. …

'Detox enzyme' which stops sugar being stored as fat identified by scientists

This discovery may mean that guilt-free sugary snacks could become a reality<p>Relish the idea of sucking down a fizzy drink or biting into a doughnut with no consequences?<p>Imagine never having to start a diet in January again.<p>This could be the future after scientists at the University of Montreal …

How to take amazing travel photos: 8 tips from a pro

I have many self-improvement goals, including “learn how to host an excellent dinner party” and “master intermediate plumbing.” I consider myself an advanced beginner, having repaired many running toilets and clogged drains.<p>Also on my list was the goal to improve my photography skills. But it …

Atmosphere Aerosol Spray is Like a Tiny Fog Machine for Your Camera Bag

Atmosphere Aerosol is a new aerosol spray for photographers and filmmakers that essentially serves as a fog machine that you can easily carry around …

How to Take Control of Aperture and Create Stronger Photos

The focal length of the lens you use, combined with the aperture setting, determines how the camera sees whatever you point it at. This has profound …

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Planned purification plant would eliminate need for imported water, officials say

As the worst drought in California history threatens to enter a fifth straight year, officials are advocating a variety of water reuse projects they say will reduce Southern California's unquenchable thirst for imported water.<p>On Tuesday, officials at the Water Replenishment District of Southern …

Sennheiser's Orpheus headphones will set you back a cool $50k

In the world of super-premium headphones, Sennheiser’s Orpheus HE90 is in a league of its own.<p>It was designed 25 years ago, only 300 pairs were made, and they’d set you back $16 thousand. As the hipsters might say, “you’ve probably never heard of them.”<p>If you’re an audiophile that just couldn’t …

Ten Tasty Halloween Cocktails

For a night of spooks, intrigue and costumes, there's nothing better than out-of-the-ordinary cocktails. The following 10 appeal to our palates, keep us visually pleased and all contain a little of the unexpected. Some are easier to make than others, but all of them are worth the time and effort …

Young man stunned by rare 'rainbow cloud' in Costa Rica

A so-called rainbow cloud formed over Costa Rica on Tuesday, leaving residents and tourists in awe as the natural phenomenon glided through the sunny skies.<p>The scientific name is cloud iridescence, which occurs when water droplets or ice crystals in the atmosphere scatter the light, according to …

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In the zombie apocalypse, the car is king

It's almost Halloween, a time of year when a world beset with real threats, such as global warming and terrorism, distracts itself with imaginary ones. Sadly, the automobile sits high up on the list of real dangers. To their critics, cars are bad. They pollute, maim and kill.<p>Such auto-phobic …

Rapid Eye Movement

Portraits of Female Erotica Writers by David Woolfall

<i>Lexie Bay</i><p>Who are the women behind the books that sit in the erotica section in book shops? I did a little research, dug into the Internet and met the …

How To Eat Without Food

Chewing is so old-fashioned<p>Our attachment to food is antiquated. So the argument goes: It takes time and energy to buy and prepare, and it can lack nutrition (we tend to cook away the good stuff). We can now drink our meals. Meal-replacement shakes—different from protein drinks that serve as …

Three Essential Tools To Make It Out Alive

Conquer the wild (or weather the End Times)<p>Kniper MultiTool<p>Throwing knives are usually made for one purpose: to be hurled end over end until they embed in a wood surface. (Thwack!) The Kniper is fun like that, but it also adds 22 important functions, including a fork, range finder, pry bar, …