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Video game obsession isn’t really about the video games. It’s about unmet psychological needs

Many parents are concerned with their child’s seemingly obsessive video game play. Fortnite, the most recent gaming phenomenon, has taken the world …

Psychology

Could Depression Be An Immune Response To Stress? A New Study Suggests An Answer

Science is gradually piecing together the vexing brain puzzle that connects depression and inflammation, and an important new piece just fell into place. Researchers using a mouse model have discovered how stress triggers an immune response in the brain that leads to inflammation and ultimately …

Research

Morning Dew Photo Contest Winner

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing morning dew in this photo contest with chances to win a Fujifilm Instax Mini …

Crystals

Why eight hours a night isn’t enough, according to a leading sleep scientist

For something that we spend a third of our lives doing (if we’re lucky), sleep is something that we know relatively little about. “Sleep is actually a relatively recent discovery,” says Daniel Gartenberg, a sleep scientist who is currently an assistant adjunct professor in biobehavioral health at …

Brainwaves

Fujifilm X100F and the settings for Street Photography

Share80<p>Tweet<p>Shares 80<p>It is well-known that street photography is easier and more enjoyable if you use a small and light camera, without making a …

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

New Orleans

Watch This Epic Landscape Photography Documentary with Great Tips for Improving Your Work (VIDEO)

We typically keep our videos and tutorials to half an hour or less, but we’re making an exception today, with a fascinating 50-minute documentary on …

A Better Brain: 16 Best Books to Understand How the Brain Works

How to Use Science to Rewire Your Brain for Greater Wisdom, Fulfillment, and Joy<p>Due Quach<p>Most people don’t realize how much control we actually have over our thoughts, feelings, and actions. It’s easy to feel like it’s out of our jurisdiction, but in reality, fluctuations in our mood depend on the …

When Your Child Is a Psychopath

The condition has long been considered untreatable. Experts can spot it in a child as young as 3 or 4. But a new clinical approach offers hope.<p><i>Listen to the audio version of this article:</i><p><i>Feature stories, read aloud: download the Audm app for your iPhone.</i><p>This is a good day, Samantha tells me: 10 on …

A psychotherapist shares 6 ways to stop overthinking everything

Chronic over-thinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine disastrous outcomes all day every day.<p>Thinking too much about something often involves more than words — over-thinkers conjure up disastrous images too. Their minds resemble a movie …

Self-help

This Guy Has The Best Way Of Handling His Girlfriend's Anxiety

Having anxiety can leave you with a constant fear that your partner will break up with you. Except it feels less like a fear than an intuition. An …

A psychologist explains why changing your life isn’t as hard as you think

When Sheryl Sandberg’s husband died unexpectedly two years ago, she was devastated. In her new book <i>Option B,</i> coauthored with organizational psychologist Adam Grant, Sandberg recounts her process of discovering resilience in the face of loss and upheaval.<p>The story of Sandberg—Facebook’s chief …

Psychology

3 Levels of Sharpening You Should Be Applying in Photoshop

My name is Jake Hicks, and I’m an editorial and fashion photographer based in the UK. In this article, I’ll share a look at some of the sharpening …

Want to Be Emotionally Resilient? Science Says Do This

Anyone can do it and it doesn't cost a thing.<p>Do you worry a lot? Sometimes over things you absolutely can't control, so that worrying about them serves no practical purpose? Do you think you worry too much? Do you worry that all this worrying may not be good for you?<p>Most of us do at least some of …

Research

The Relationship Between Shutter Speed & Flash Is Critical | Remember This Lighting Mantra

Aperture controls flash, shutter speed controls ambient…this is a good mantra to have when trying to understand and control flash.<p>Some photographers …

The dark side of the brain: Too much emotional intelligence is a bad thing

<b>(Shutterstock/Lightspring)</b><p>A new study suggests that profound empathy may come at a price<p>Agata Blaszczak-Boxe<p>March 20, 2017 7:58am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Recognizing when a friend or colleague feels sad, angry or surprised is key to getting along with …

Emotional Intelligence

Why You Should Photograph Your Loved Ones

Dear friend,<p>There is nobody more important to photograph than our loved ones.<p>1. Why travel to photograph?<p>Why is it that we always try to photograph …

Why Leaders Fail to Stop Bad Behavior

Imagine you were recently promoted at work. You now command a higher salary, lead more people and control more of the organization’s resources. As …

Parents 'control' their children in one of 2 ways — and only one leads to happier kids

A study from University College London found that people who perceived their parents as less psychologically controlling and more caring as they were growing up were likely to be happier and more satisfied as adults.<p>On the flip side, the people whose parents applied greater psychological control as …

Psychology

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Can eating fat help you lose weight? Let’s look at the ketogenic diet.

Fat makes your meals more palatable and helps you feel full, so it’s no wonder the high-fat ketogenic diet is increasing in popularity. The diet has been trending for the past three years, as “keto” blogs and cookbooks continue to pop up and build an impressive fan base. This diet has been used …

X-Pro2 – Vintage’d

Since joining the Fujifilm mirrorless eco-system, one of the things I’ve enjoyed most is using vintage manual focus lenses on the system. The amount …

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New Atlas

Ben Coxworth June 29, 2018<p>​We've seen portable drone-jamming devices before, although they tend to take the form of big guns that would be a hassle …

Does smoking marijuana pose a lung cancer risk? - Canada Q&A

ThinkStock<p>From Jim Roberts, Kincardine, Ont.<p>Reader Jim Roberts from Kincardine, Ont. asks: “Does smoking marijuana pose a lung cancer risk?” The answer is… complicated. Globe reporter Josh O’Kane – who spent a previous life in chemistry journal stacks, and occasionally moonlights in peer-reviewed …

Custom settings for the Fujifilm X-T1

On Fujifilm X cameras you can define your own custom settings. These quick settings affect how your JPG files turns out (they won’t affect the …

Tutorials

11 Tips for Creating Stunning Photographs of Cities at Dawn

We’ve all seen hundreds of gorgeous photos of sunrises over beaches and beautiful landscapes. Of course they have the capacity to wow and inspire, …

18 scenic places to teach ESL

Bangkok used to be called the “Venice of the East” thanks to its system of canals, or <i>khlongs</i>. Many have been filled in to create paved roads, but the …

Sleepless in America

5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

Back to Basics: Sharpening Best Practices for Photoshop and Camera RAW

One of the parameters first time photographers frequently go nuts with in post (to their detriment) is sharpening. So whether you’re editing in …