Rahul Singhai

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The Motherboard Guide to Avoiding State Surveillance

A straightforward guide to privacy, messaging, and keeping yourself safe from passive and active surveillance.<p><i>This is excerpted from the Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked, our comprehensive guide to digital security. We recommend you read that entire guide if you are generally looking to</i> …

Privacy

On the Road with the Nabokovs: Vladimir Nabokov’s Trip Across the USA

For the last fifteen years my wife, Sarah, and I have driven every summer with our golden retriever from New Jersey to the Northern Rockies. I used to say that I felt like Humbert Humbert, the notoriously unreliable narrator of <i>Lolita</i>, who made a similar trip, but instead of traveling with a …

Literature

WHY FILM PHOTOGRAPHY IS BETTER THAN DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Dear friend, I think film photography is better than digital photography — I’ll share with you my opinion. Of course, don’t listen to me. This is …

Street Photography

How to earn $10,000 a month as a photographer

Dear friend, I think the purpose of my life is to empower others, especially my fellow photographers and you. If you are passionate about …

Street Photography

7 road trip books that will stoke your wanderlust

MATADOR NETWORK Editors Matt Hershberger, Ana Bulnes, and Morgane Croissant selected 7 books that have made them want to get out and hit the open …

Top 10 books about trees

From Dante to John Clare and James Joyce, matters arboreal have inspired many writers. These are among the choicest specimens<p>Every kind of tree has its own, distinctive silhouette, but I especially like the wave-shaped branches of the ashes, the open-armed oaks, wispy birches, orderly alders and …

Books

This psychedelic drug seems to affect the brain in ways that are surprisingly similar to meditation

Across the Atlantic, researchers in an ornate, blue-tiled hospital in Barcelona, Spain, study ayahuasca's physical effects on the brain.<p>The teams in those two disparate locations approach the study of the psychedelic drug differently, but researchers at each are coming to similar conclusions about …

Consciousness

When you learn this Buddhist master's 21 rules of life, you'll completely realign your priorities

Ever heard of Miyamoto Mushashi?<p>If not, he was an expert Japanese swordsman, Buddhist and ronin.<p>He became renowned through stories of incredible …

Freedom Is Essential For True Morality | Alex Salter

What is the role of human freedom in morality? It’s a question I’ve been pondering and researching since graduate school.<p>C.S. Lewis once explained …

Philosophy

100 Photography Tips by Eric Kim

Don’t compare your photos to anybody else (but yourself)<p>When in doubt, take a step closer.<p>Shoot from the gut in the streets; edit with your brain at …

Street Photography

These Majestic Photos Capture a Disappearing Way of Life

In 2001, California-based photographer Oliver Klink embarked on a project to document the disappearing traditions and customs across Asia as …

Black & White Photography

Edward Hopper | Night Shadows | The Met

In this print, the viewer is given a bird's-eye perspective of a city street corner. Hopper has evoked an entire world with just a few elements: a …

Two Brothers Feed a Fearful Feral Cat, Months Later, She Brings Her Babies to Meet Them

For a few months, two brothers had been feeding an elusive feral cat, who didn't want to be anywhere near them. Then one day, she decided to bring …

Applying color theory to landscape photography

Color Theory can be an extremely complex subject, especially if you start looking at the mathematics and physics behind the theory itself. On a more …

Landscape Photography

Trailer for ‘Loving Vincent’, A Film That Tells the Story of Van Gogh Through Oil Painting Animations

Breakthru Films, the producers of the upcoming film <i>Loving Vincent</i>, have released a second teaser trailer that includes dialogue. As we mention in …

Animation

If You're Under Stress, Changing This 1 Habit Can Make a World of Difference | Inc.com

Stress, even when not a killer (and it can be), can leave you tired, in pain, and less able to deal with life and work. You could listen to a song that reduces anxiety, but welcoming an earworm can become its own problem.<p>Instead, try focusing some energy on getting control over one habit you …

Productivity

Is income inequality always a bad thing?

Income inequality is on the rise. Many economists and analysts take it as given that inequality does economic harm. But for something that has become conventional wisdom, there is surprisingly little evidence to make a definitive case that income inequality is bad for the economy.<p>First, the facts: …

Economics

Pharma giants are being blamed for deaths after hiking the price of an opioid overdose drug

Ben Dunkle died at the age of 20, abandoned in a carpark by panicked friends who had no idea how to save his life as he overdosed on heroin.<p>"I'm certain that if they had been carrying naloxone, they wouldn't have run away," said his mother, Aimee Dunkle.<p>After Ben's death, Aimee made it a mission to …

Naloxone

Dream logic: Pavel Banka's surreal abstractions – in pictures

Czech photographer Pavel Baňka conjures a world of enigmatic beauty with his lustrous portraits and geometric arrangements

Photography

I Spent 2 Years Capturing The Hidden Beauty Of Indian Tribal Village

India is country of villages. Diversity is main course of beauty of India. this post reveals hardship of their life, way of joy and happiness.<p>Man in …

Farming

Five common ailments – and how to treat them without relying on prescription drugs

There are a lot of misconceptions around alternative therapy and natural healing, and this unfortunately can result in many effective treatments getting overlooked or shot down without consideration.<p>A 2014 health study for England found that a whopping 43pc of men and 50pc of women were currently …

25+ websites to find datasets for data science projects

Introduction<p>If there is <b>one</b> sentence, which summarizes the essence of learning data science, it is this:<p><i>The best way to learn data science is to apply</i> …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Ten of the Most Fascinating Pablo Picasso Paintings

The Old Guitarist, 1903-04<p><i>The Old Guitarist</i> is an oil painting which Pablo created somewhere between the years of 1903 and 1904. This dark-themed …

How Ancient Civilizations Fathomed The Unfathomable

The Mayans, Eastern Indians, and other ancient cultures knew things (celestial mechanics, perspectives on quantum physics, architecture, etc.) that to us seem unimaginable for those times. How could they have possibly known those things? Where did their knowledge come from? Could there be an …

Ancient Civilization

Salary or equity? This website wants to help you understand startup job offers

Job offer letters can be confusing, especially in the startup industry. Instead of just having a base salary and a benefits package, early-stage …

Making data analytics work for you--instead of the other way around

Does your data have a purpose? If not, you’re spinning your wheels. Here’s how to discover one and then translate it into action.<p><b>The data-analytics</b> …

Management

A Surprising Way to Make Your Writing Stronger

Using buzzwords can actually improve your content. Here are 3 ways to do it well.<p>Buzzwords come in many forms. We have all seen lists of buzzwords we should do away with immediatelyand those we should learn to embrace. They are by definition trendy, and it can become tedious to keep up with which …

Vocabulary

Can Smoking Pot Treat Incurable Disease?

For 1.4 million Americans who suffer from ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, medical marijuana might offer some promise.<p>Annual colonoscopies, …

What Is Yoga, Really?

Most of us are accustomed to looking outside of ourselves for fulfillment. We are living in a world that conditions us to believe that outer …