Sara White

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Easy Editing Tricks for Better Photos

Cropping and leveling<p>Both Android and iOS have solid built-in tools for these tasks. To zoom in on part of your photo, tap “Edit,” then the “Crop” …

Tutorials

How to Travel to the French Riviera

This area of Southern France may seem vast, but it’s easy to plan a trip here. T+L’s guide will help you navigate the region like an expert.<p>The …

France

Top 10 Outdoor Flower Markets

Flood the senses with irresistible blooms by the bucketload, exotic and everyday.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Four Seasons of Travel</i><p><b>Cuenca Flower Market, Ecuador</b> <br>www.cuenca.com <br>One of the world’s great historic cities, Cuenca boasts more than 50 churches from the Spanish colonial era. But its …

Europe's 6 freakiest bone churches

Europe is dotted with chapels decorated with human remains. Here are six that prove that bones don't need to be boring<p>1. Capuchin Crypt, Rome<p>Just …

Archaeology

Never put your champagne in the fridge - and 10 other foods you're storing wrong

Storing champagne and other sparkling wines in the fridge could be altering the taste according to new advice.<p>Speaking to the Huffington Post, Moët & Chandon's wine quality manager Marie-Christine Osselin revealed that when champagne ins stored in the fridge for a significant amount of time, its …

Kitchens

Inside North Korea: tourist photos of Pyongyang and the surrounding area

The Middle of Things: Advice for Young Writers

<i>The following is adapted from a speech the author gave at the Whiting Writers’ Awards on March 5th.</i><p>When I had just finished my schooling and was looking for a job, a friend put me in touch with an absurdly well-connected British biographer who, she assured me, would help me find the professional …

Literature
Books

David Foster Wallace on Why You Should Use a Dictionary, How to Write a Great Opener, and the Measure of Good Writing

“Really good writing [is] able to get across massive amounts of information and various favorable impressions of the communicator with minimal effort on the part of the reader.”<p><i>“Readers who want to become writers should read with a dictionary at hand,”</i> Harvard psycholinguist Steven Pinker asserted …

Summer books: the psychology behind a perfect beach read

I recently experienced the pure, immersive joy of finding a beach book perfectly suited for my vacation. At the beginning of four days on a secluded island, I dove into Leanne Shapton’s memoir, <i>Swimming Studies</i>, and rarely came up for air.<p>The book now sits on my shelf with sand between its pages. …

What Happens When We Decide Everyone Else Is a Narcissist

When you hear the word “narcissist,” who comes to mind, aside from everyone? Your ex, probably. Your least favorite writer. Maybe several of your closest friends. The notion that narcissism is ubiquitous and ever increasing has been a truism for decades. In her new book, “The Selfishness of …

Psychology

Technology changes how authors write, but the big impact isn't on their style

“Our writing instruments are also working on our thoughts.” Nietzsche wrote, or more precisely <i>typed</i>, this sentence on a Malling-Hansen Writing Ball, …

6 Photographers on Flipboard Dish on How to Improve Your Photography

TL;DR: wanna be a better photographer? The simple answer is: shoot every single day, study the work of other photographers, and try your darndest to find something new to say in your work. The other, slightly more complicated answer is: everyone has and should have a different approach to improving …

The caffeine curse: why coffee shops have always signalled urban change

It’s a bright February morning at the Proud Archivist (now the Proud East), a coffee shop facing the canal just off Kingsland Road in London, and regular Matthew Green is greeting the manager as if they’re old friends. Their cheerful interaction rises above the low din of the subdued crowd, some of …

Coffee
Oxford University

Here’s How Sad You Look When You Eat Lunch at Your Desk

More than six in 10 office workers in the US eat at their desks. They chow down while making calls, sitting in meetings, and, yes, even writing the …

Italy

How our creativity is shaped by our culture

<b>When you think of creative people who immediately springs to mind?</b><p>Da Vinci, Ive, Lovelace, Pelé?<p>Far from just an individual capacity, our creativity …

Creativity

It’s time to address the dirty underbelly of “clean eating”

“But I only see the positive,” said Madeleine Shaw, the best-selling food blogger and “health coach”, wiping away the tears, when I asked her about …