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Do photography degrees create career-ready photographers

Photographer and teacher Todd Bigelow is a little upset, although at first glance it might appear to be a little confusing as to why. As a teacher of …

Students

This living mural proposal will make you do a double take

This is one surreal proposal.<p>San Francisco artist Alexa Meade uses people as human canvasses to create stunning pop art paintings that look like …

San Francisco

4 Rising Portrait Photographers to Keep an Eye On: Part 3

Our 500px community has no shortage of talented, acclaimed photographers whose work have made the pages (and covers) of renowned magazines, have gone …

Ice Age Europeans had some serious drama going on, according to their genomes

The entire drama of human history is encoded in our DNA.<p>Where we went. Who we slept with. How we died — or almost did. It's basically a scientific soap opera, complete with occasional discoveries of long-lost cousins we never knew we had.<p>Take Ice Age Europe, for example. A new study of genetic …

Anthropology

Unforgettable Photography Portraits to Inspire and Inspirit

Steve McCurry - Afghan Girl<p>In 1984, photographer <b>Steve McCurry</b> visited the Nasir Bagh refugee camp as a commissioned work for the National Geographic. …

Science Explains Why Having Zero Time Is Making You Miserable | Inc.com

Do you know someone who wears their busyness like a badge of honor? They humbly brag, "I am just so busy!" to anyone who asks. Every hour is spoken for with meetings and minutiae. And they always look a bit frazzled.<p>Being busy may seem like a minor problem to have. But a study done by Stanford …

Time Management

Celebrity Photographer Patrick Hoelck Explains Fluidity of Motion

Watch in this clip how Photo School cofounder and celebrity photographer Patrick Hoelck goes over fluidity of motion.

These videos are definitive proof that kangaroos are the scariest animals in the world

What's the scariest animal in the world? A lion, a bear, a deadly spider or perhaps a giant snake?<p>All of those answers are wrong. Two videos have recently surfaced which prove the seemingly humble kangaroo is in fact the most terrifying creature on planet earth.<p>They are not cute, as many kangaroo …

See the Best Fashions of the 1950s

January 23, 1950 cover of LIFE magazine.<br>Gordon Parks—LIFE Magazine<p>1 of 40<p>On Monday evening, the biggest names in fashion will gather in New York City …

New York City

25 Facts About the Science of Music

On this <i>mental_floss</i> List Show, John Green shares some little-known facts about the science of music.<p>Don't miss an episode—subscribe here! <i>(Images and</i> …

Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

Every now and then during the workweek—usually around three in the afternoon—a familiar ache begins to saturate my forehead and pool in my temples. …

The Brain

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Domestic: Los Angeles<p>You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips …

A Siberian reindeer herder, a blood-smeared polar bear and wild horses fighting in the desert: The breathtaking finalists in National Geographic Traveler's photography contest

• <b>Hundreds of submissions were sent in to National Geographic from photographers across the UK and Ireland</b>• <b><br>Megan Lee captured the moment two zebra</b> …

Fighting tired stereotypes of the black body with art

A new exhibition entitled <i>Abandoned Margins: Policing the Black Female Body</i> is currently taking aim at the lack of diversity in how black women are represented in US popular culture and public discourse. Tired of seeing black women portrayed as “overweight and asexual, or hypersexualized and in need …

The Most Colorful Artist In New York? Dia:Chelsea Exhibits Robert Ryman's Luscious White Paintings

Working as a guard at the Museum of Modern Art in the 1950s, Robert Ryman passed his time studying the paintings of colorists such as Henri Matisse. Their work inspired him to become an artist himself. Ever since, nearly every painting he’s exhibited has been solid white.<p>Or so it appears at first …

Art

Shifting Colors Of An Octopus May Hint At A Rich, Nasty Social Life

Some octopuses intimidate their neighbors by turning black, standing tall and looming over them threateningly, like an eight-armed Dracula.<p>That's according to a study published Thursday that helps show that octopuses aren't loners, contrary to what scientists long thought; some of the invertebrates …

Zoology

This glorious NYC storm photo has been compared to an impressionist painting

Photographer Michele Palazzo woke up extra early to capture this stunning image of the Flatiron building in New York during Storm Jonas<p>As Storm Jonas battered the US east coast with heavy snow and high winds, one plucky photographer went out in search of the perfect photo.<p>Michele Palazzo’s …

7 Unexpected Benefits Of Sleeping Naked, Backed By Research

This might sound a little naughty, but bear with us here. You need to ditch your pajamas and start sleeping in your birthday suit. What’s that, you …

Wellness

The Psychology Behind Ghosting + A Better Way to Break Up

Chances are you’ve been “ghosted” before. Ghosting is when someone you’re dating ends the relationship by cutting off all communication, without any explanation. And we’re not talking about not getting a text back after one awkward OkCupid date. We’re talking about the ultimate silent treatment …

Cognitive Science

This Chinese Opera House Is A Sci-Fi Lover's Dream

Star Wars has nothing on this.<p>What's the one thing that can truly set a city apart from other locations? Its opera house, of course.<p>At least that's what Harbin, a small city in northeastern China, believes of its newly designed monument.<p>The Harbin Opera House rises from the wetlands upon which it …

Curbed

Who Are You? This Breathtaking Video Might Change Your Life

<b>“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to</b> …

Couples Passionately Kissing by Ben Lamberty

Though at first glance these photos look like stills from the strangers kissing video that went viral, in actuality this series was created even before that video was shot. Last summer, photographer Ben Lamberty took a spontaneous photo of a couple kissing and the photo turned out to be, in his …

Relationships

Photographer Spent 2,500 Hours Capturing Stunning Photos of Complex Snowflakes

Through his camera lens, Canadian photographer Don Komarechka explores a world which cannot been seen by the naked eye. Specifically interested in nature and macro photography, images by the young artist reveal a closer look at how the universe works. His recently unveiled piece, <i>The Snowflake</i>, …

Macro Photography

IBM Engineer Quits His Job to Travel the World as an Instagram-Famous Photographer

If you had the chance to quit your job and pursue your passion, would you do it? Engineer-turned-photographer Eelco Roos seized the opportunity to follow his dream, and hasn't looked back since. The Dutch creative used to work as an IT specialist at IBM Amsterdam for 10 years, but increasing …

Photography

How to Organize Your Entire Life with Trello

Trello is an awesome project management tool that makes collaboration easy and, dare I say, even fun. But this visual list tool can do so much more, …

Project Management

25 Life Lessons I’ve Already Learned

As I continue to learn life lessons, I also begin to wonder more about the quality of questions I’m asking. I know that I will never be done …

Happiness

How to Get Lost On Purpose

It happens to the best of us. We finally get a chance to explore the world, find a deal, book a trip—and end up in the same places as every other traveler.<p>It’s what happens when you stay where TripAdvisor tells you, eat where UrbanSpoon recommends, and Yelp your way through a vacation—just like …