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Dead calm: Beware the drowning risk of rivers this summer - Health - ABC News

Chances are if you're planning to hit the beach this summer, you've thought about some of the risks — rips, big surf, stingers, sharks.<p>But the …

Tricycle's Top 17 of 2017

From evolutionary psychology’s support of what the Buddha taught 2,600 years ago to why Stephen Batchelor quit guru yoga to three poems to introduce …

Australian dollar will fall to US68c, with economy stuck in slow lane: Westpac

The Australian dollar is headed for a drop towards 68 US cents in the next year-and-a-half — if the nation's economy continues to remain stuck in the …

5 Simple Steps for Mastering Mindfulness

The steps may be simple, but mastery actually takes tremendous practice.<p><i>How can I stop living in the past, but live in the present? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Marcus Geduld,</b> …

Meditation

A Beginner's Guide to Colorizing Black and White Images in Photoshop

Colorizing black and white photos is a nuanced and skilled art entirely by itself, but understanding the basics of it gives you some good practice …

Frank Lloyd Wright integrated architecture into nature at Fallingwater

Continuing our celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday this week, we're delving into the history of Fallingwater, the admired holiday home …

Time to Go

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My Shot Food Photography

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Travel Photography

Leonard Mlodinow on human thought and the evolution of science - podcast

Why is it important to view scientific advances within the cultural and historical contexts from which they emerged?<p>Dr Leonard Mlodinow is a theoretical physicist. He's the author of a number of books, including The Grand Design - written with Stephen Hawking - and he's been a screenwriter for TV …

What is a raw file? We explain the pros and cons

What is a raw file exactly, and is it always better than a JPEG? Shooting raw files can transform the quality of your photos, and in this tutorial we …

Tutorials

5 Reasons Why Pictures Make Your Flipboard Magazine Better

Flipboard is a visual platform. Photographs don’t just make your magazines <i>look</i> better, they also help to increase their discoverability and engagement.<p>The brain processes images 60K times faster than text.<br>• 90% of the information transmitted to the brain is visual.<br>• 40% of our neural tissue is directly …

7 Surprisingly Practical Lessons From America's New Poet Laureate

Not a poetry fan? Not to worry. There's plenty of inspiration and wisdom to learn from the life and work of Juan Felipe Herrera, the new U.S. poet laureate.<p>On Wednesday, June 10, the Library of Congress announced that Juan Felipe Herrera, 66, will be the next U.S. poet laureate.<p>Elaborating on the …

Literature

14-bit vs 12-bit RAW – Can You Tell The Difference?

12-bit image files can store up to 68 billion different shades of color. 14-bit image files store up to 4 trillion shades. That’s an enormous …

Cameras

One Of The Most Misunderstood Things About Depth of Field!

When I photograph wildlife, birds, race cars, moving objects of any kind, I most often with a large aperture – usually between f/2.8 and f/4 or f/5.6 …

How your eyes betray your thoughts

A series of recent studies suggest that eye movements may both reflect and influence the workings of the brain<p>According to the old saying, the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, …

Why shaking hands is still a big deal

Researchers find the gesture creates better cooperation and trust between humans - even when it is carried out by a robot<p>Shaking hands before negotiations results in a better deal for both parties - even when one is represented by a robot, a study has found.<p>The act of shaking hands at the start of …

Robotics

What the people who worked on Google Glass think of Microsoft's crazy new holographic computer

The HoloLens is essentially a computer you wear on your face. But instead of interacting through a keyboard, mouse, or touchscreen, the HoloLens projects 3-D images in front of you that you can reach out and touch. And based on the demos we've seen so far, it looks really cool.<p>But the device never …

Augmented Reality

Animal Tattoos Obscured with Colorful Glitches by Lesha Lauz

Russian artist Lesha Lauz, aka Alexey, creates colorful tattoos that are fit for our digital age. He combines vibrantly-hued animals and obscures parts of their portraits with pixels. The permanent body art is reminiscent of when an image doesn't load correctly, and it's something we're probably …

Art

15 Tips to De-Stress Your Day

It’s a little wacky that we live in a world that glamorizes stress. When did it suddenly become okay for us to consistently be running around with frazzled nerves and a to-do list the size of a small book? We have our jobs, our side jobs, our blogs and websites, and it’s easy to understand why …

Productivity

15 Ideas That Will Make You Reconsider Virtual Reality

What can virtual reality be when you forget about video game cliches? These experimental apps ponder that question.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHRjRMvtwMI<p>We’ve heard a lot of talk about virtual reality, but what will people actually do with it, other than make a more immersive <i>Call of Duty</i> …

5 Reasons a Pro Photographer Sometimes Regrets That Decision

Following your dream is not always easy. Actually, it’s never easy. To be frank, I think the only way you can achieve a dream goal is to leave …

Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p><i>There’s no time to lose, I heard her say Catch your dreams before they slip away.</i><p>When we sleep, wrote English psychiatrist Havelock Ellis over a hundred years ago, we enter a ‘dim and …

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People

Do what everyone else does and you get the results they get. Here are ways to be different -- and achieve differently.<p>Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly …

Time Management

How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill

Andrew Nguyen<p>Anyone trying to come up to speed on emotional intelligence would have a pretty easy time of it since the concept is remarkably recent, and its application to business newer still. The term was coined in 1990 in a research paper by two psychology professors, John D. Mayer of UNH and …

New in the Shop: Wildly Feminine Illustrations by Jenny Liz Rome

Get whisked away into a surreal fantasyland by viewing these bold illustrations by Jenny Liz Rome. The Canada-based illustrator, who's known for her images of wild animals blended with female figures, shows us just what happens when sensual femininity is mixed with raw animal imagery. Rome studied …

Bachelor's Degree

Breathtaking Photos of the Night Sky Capture the Beauty of the Cosmos

Finnish photographer Mikko Lagerstedt captures breathtakingly beautiful photos of the night sky shining over magnificent landscapes. Dazzling stars, glimpses of the Milky Way, and otherworldly auroras can be seen with startling clarity in his gorgeous images. Each shot is an extraordinary …

Landscape Photography

Tokyo Club Kids Photographed in their Bathtubs

When looking for couples to model for both this series, <i>Couple Jam</i>, and his ever popular work, <i>Flesh Love</i>, Tokyo-based Photographer Hal goes to …

Volcano Eruptions, A Pocket Shark, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

Bursting the Bounds of (Mobile) Photography - Photographs by Amy Leibrand | LensCulture

<i>“I’m always looking for something to exaggerate, oversized lips or legs or the absence of flesh in a portrait. Some sort of odd composition or feature to make the viewer stop, take notice and (most importantly), ask questions.”</i><p>—Amy Leibrand in conversation with LensCulture Contributing Editor, …

Landscape Photography