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8 Things You Should Do Every Day Before 8 A.M. to Be More Productive

When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie?<p>When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie? If you're like most people, you probably feel like a zombie.<p>Most people's mornings are a chaotic mess. Exhausted. Stimulant-driven. Rough.<p>However, …

University of Illinois

This Video Shows Why A Number Of Sets Look Really Familiar

Screen Rant has a new video up that explains just why a number of film locations look like you might have seen them before: they’ve been reused from …

Movies

The jaw-dropping missions of fire-fighting pilots

Fighting fires from the air requires pilots to fly huge aircraft close to the ground – what’s it like to be in the cockpit?<p>The summer of 2015 has been a cruel one for the Pacific states of the US. California, for instance, has sweltered in record temperatures, as a crippling drought has entered its …

Merchant Shipping

Hyperfocal Distance: A Landscape Photographer's Friend

We have all seen those wonderful shots, those beautiful landscapes that are in focus from what seems like inches in front of the lens element to …

Landscape Photography

18 Fresh Free Fonts for Designers

New <b>free fonts</b> for your web and graphic design projects in 2015. Top fonts are perfect addition to your design arsenal. These modern fonts are perfect …

Abstract Photos Feature Gorgeous Details Found Throughout Nature

Washington-based photographer Thorsten Scheuermann has a strong eye for capturing the details in nature. When observing a landscape, he sees both the vast beauty as well as the intimate details that can often be overlooked. In this series of work, Scheuermann finds unique ways to present nature as …

Indian Spiced Chicken Stew

Heat vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place skin side down in to the pan. Cook until …

Recipes

Bold, Dramatic Imagery Shows the Wonders of Nature

Landscape photographer Marc Adamus travels practically non-stop around the world during the entire year. The beauty and artistry of his photographs …

10 Powerful Quotes About Worship Ministry

Let these powerful quotes inspire and motivate you as you prepare for this weekend’s services. May you see ministry opportunities around every …

Jesus Culture - Break Every Chain (Chords)

What Tree Rings Sound Like Played on a Record Player

Artist Bartholomäus Traubeck has custom-built a record player that is able to "play" cross-sectional slices of tree trunks. The result is his …

To Stop Tornadoes, Build Giant Walls Between States

Or so a new physics paper proposes.<p>There aren't too many details on this, but an abstract called "Can We Eliminate the Major Tornado Threats in Tornado Alley?" appearing in the Bulletin of the American Physical Society is definitely, uh, intriguing. How are we to eliminate tornadoes? Through …

A Cheap, Promising Way to Filter Water: Through A Twig

Plant's xylem tissue could be an efficient, low-cost way to filter water.<p>One way to avoid getting sick while traveling is to only eat fruit that you peel yourself, since plants can filter out bacteria and prevent it from traveling throughout their tissues. Well, why not apply this principle to …

Getting Started with Nightscapes

Winter is the perfect time to practice nighttime photography. I took advantage of the long nights during my Christmas holiday to make some …

Misty Traffic Lights in Germany Photographed by Lucas Zimmermann | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying this series of photos by photographer Lucas Zimmermann captured on a foggy night near Weimar, Germany. You can see more from the …

APOD: Geminid Meteors over Chile (2013 Dec 23) Image Credit & Copyright: Yuri Beletsky (Las Campanas Observatory, Carnegie Institution) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131223.html Explanation: From a radiant point in the constellation of the Twins, the annual Geminid meteor shower rained down on planet Earth over the past few weeks. Recorded near the shower's peak over the night of December 13 and 14, the above skyscape captures Gemini's shooting stars in a four-hour composite from the dark skies of the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. In the foreground the 2.5-meter du Pont Telescope is visible as well as the 1-meter SWOPE telescope. The skies beyond the meteors are highlighted by Jupiter, seen as the bright spot near the image center, the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy, seen vertically on the image left, and the pinkish Orion Nebula on the far left. Dust swept up from the orbit of active asteroid 3200 Phaethon, Gemini's meteors enter the atmosphere traveling at about 22 kilometers per second. http://www.lco.cl/ http://carnegiescience.edu/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131223 #APOD

Christmas tree harvest with helicopters looks mad from the cockpit too

Harvesting Christmas trees at insane speeds using a helicopter looks crazy from the ground and—as this video demonstrates—it's mad from the pilot's …

New York City Marathon's Oldest Female Finisher Dies

Joy Johnson, 86, fell at the race's 20-mile mark.<p>Joy Johnson, who at 86 was the oldest woman to complete Sunday’s New York City Marathon, died on Monday at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan.<p>As the <i>New York Daily News</i> reports, Johnson fell and hit her head on pavement near the marathon's 20-mile mark. …

New York City

These incredible sky lights look like alien spaceships coming to Earth

It looks like a scene from <i>Close Encounters of the Third Kind</i>, but it's real—an awesome view of one of the weirdest sky phenomena you can watch from …

If You Use a Drone to Film Your Wedding This Is What You Deserve

<i>Honey, let's not waste money on a human photographer. I know this guy with a quadcopter and a GoPro. Baby, it'll be awesome. No no, I promise. I</i> …

This is the amazing Lockheed Martin SR-72—the space Blackbird

Aviation Week's Guy Norris has an exclusive article on the successor for the Lockheed Martin SR-71 Blackbird, the legendary spy plane that may be the …

Watching the stars #vanlife

Spectacular Lightning Show Over the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon inspires many people to photograph its grandiose scale and scenic landscape, but Sedona-based photographer Rolf Maeder has managed to capture a sight less seen–the Grand Canyon being hit by a spectacular thunderstorm. Being drawn to nature, Maeder originally moved to Sedona 13 …

Father with Terminal Cancer Walks Unmarried Daughters Down the Aisle

Loving father and husband Fred Evans always knew that he wanted to walk his daughters down the aisle on their wedding days, so upon discovering that he had metastatic melanoma while recovering from a double lung transplant, he knew that he had only a few months left to accomplish his final mission …

The 10 best fonts

From beautiful DIN 1451 to robust Rockwell, our pick of the world's greatest typefaces

Photographs of Outdoor Trees Framed by Giant White Canvases

For his project titled “Tree,” South Korean photographer Myoung Ho Lee found solitary trees out in nature and then erected giant white canvas …