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Here's what your food would look like if it weren't genetically modified over millennia

Genetically modified foods, or GMOs, inspire strong reactions nowadays, but humans have been tweaking the genetics of our favorite produce for millennia.<p>While GMOs may involve splicing genes from other organisms (such as bacteria) to give plants desired traits — like resistance to pests, selective …

Flickr Takes on 500px and Getty with New Commercial Licensing Platform

Flickr announced this morning the addition of a new licensing program to their lineup. Describing the program as a way for photographers to “partner …

The Best Free Online Photography Courses and Tutorials

Given my interest in lifelong learning and skill-development, I often ask people which new skills they’re looking to learn. The most common response? …

5 Not-So-Obvious Mistakes Photographers Make When Starting a Business and How You Can Avoid Them

When starting your photography business it’s easy to get caught up in how good your portfolio looks, buying new equipment, or how many followers you …

The Problem of Word Inflation in the World of Photography

It seems every news and blog site that I visit these days in inundating me with stunning photos. Sometimes the photos are labeled “Jaw-Dropping” or …

Employees Who Stay In Companies Longer Than Two Years Get Paid 50% Less

The worst kept secret is that employees are making less on average every year. There are millions of reasons for this, but we’re going to focus on one that we can control. Staying employed at the same company for over two years on average is going to make you earn less over your lifetime by about …

Diana Vreeland Asks, Why Don't You...

Diana Vreeland helmed the stylish pages of BAZAAR for 25 years. During that time she penned an advice column with extravagant ideas for the modern woman. We rounded up 12 of Vreeland's most outrageous and stylish suggestions. Check back every week for new audacious advice. So, why don't you...<p>- …

World’s Fair Pavilion: Restoring the Tent of Tomorrow - Dwell

Matthew Silva’s documentary on New York's World's Fair Pavilion is focused on getting a forgotten modernist structure restored.<p>It’s often said that in the borough of Queens, one of the most culturally diverse places on Earth, everyday is a world’s fair. The idiom rang true in 1964 during the …

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How to Find Your Photographic Niche

I’m told I give good advice. In my previous life as a lawyer, people were even known to pay a considerable amount of money for my advice. When …

Famous Quotes Illustrated with Minimalist Designs

Using nuggets of wisdom from famous figures like Rumi, Oscar Wilde, and Albert Einstein, Toronto-based web and graphic designer Ryan McArthur turns inspirational quotes into beautiful, minimalist designs that illustrate the quotation's meaning. The striking, mostly monochromatic designs are elegant …

Street Photography of New York and Paris's Ghostly Past

Abbott and Marville: The City in Transition, a new photography exhibit at the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York, gives viewers a privileged look at a ghostly past, showcasing photography that documents lost urban landscapes in New York and Paris. The images provide a telling look at the constant …

Inside Gravesend’s Abandoned “Secret Park” in Brooklyn

An abandoned boat wades in a narrow cove between Calvert Vaux Park and the vacant lot.<p>It seems like every square inch of New York City has been …

Vintage Photos: Remnants of the 1964 New York World’s Fair

The 1939 World’s Fair in New York City may have the longer legacy in our collective memory, with its forward-looking Futurama exhibit, but it’s the …

Ruins of the 1964 World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

In Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, the oddball ruins of the “Tent of Tomorrow” are fading into yesterday. This land had been home to the Corona Ash …

Inside Harlem’s P.S. 186

Dawn breaks in a crumbling classroom.<p><b>School’s out forever; at least at P.S. 186.</b> This aging beauty has loomed over West Harlem’s 145th Street for 111 …

Simple Props + Childlike Wonder = Stunning High Impact Photography Project

Some years back, we featured the beautiful Lego Star Wars world that Finnish illustrator, designer and photographer Vesa Lehtimäki created with …

How To Size Your Images So They Show Their Best on Facebook

Just about every day I read a comment from a photographer complaining about Facebook making their images look terrible. There are hundreds of …

Mysterious Alter-Ego Created Through Imaginative Self-Portraits

These beautiful photographs of a solitary female in an imaginative world are the work of the exceptionally talented Rachel Baran. Each photograph is conceptually based and tells a truly unique story.<p>Baran uses herself as a model and then makes slight manipulations in Photoshop to create fascinating …

MagBak Super Thin iPad Mount Hits Kickstarter Target in 3 Days

The MagBak Kickstarter project that I mentioned just a few days ago has already met and surpassed its Kickstarter funding target – in under 3 days.<p>MagBak is touted as the world’s thinnest iPad mount, and it looks very impressive. I backed the project at the max level and I’m very glad to see it has …

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