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Fstoppers Landscape Photography Tutorial With Elia Locardi Is Now Available

In September of 2014 Patrick and I met Elia Locardi totally by chance in the basement of a German beer house during Photokina. That night we learned …

Here's Why You Can't Remember Anyone's Name

Meeting someone new and remembering their name is no easy feat for the brain.<p>As a new AsapSCIENCE video explains, remembering people's jobs and faces isn't quite as hard. That's because individual brain cells are fired in response to faces, and finding out what someone does with their time is …

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Social Intelligence and the Biology of Leadership

In 1998, one of us, Daniel Goleman, published in these pages his first article on emotional intelligence and leadership. The response to “What Makes a Leader?” was enthusiastic. People throughout and beyond the business community started talking about the vital role that empathy and self-knowledge …

5 Facts About Pastors Most Church Members Are Unclear On

You do not want a hireling leading your church, friend. “The hireling flees…because he does not care about the sheep” (John 10:13).<p>A pastor friend …

My 21 Aerial Drone Photos Would Be Totally Illegal Today

Between the introduction of drone technology, and today’s laws limiting or banning their use, there was a glorious period when you could fly a camera …

The dystopian lake filled by the world’s tech lust

Hidden in an unknown corner of Inner Mongolia is a toxic, nightmarish lake created by our thirst for smartphones, consumer gadgets and green tech, discovers Tim Maughan.<p>From where I'm standing, the city-sized Baogang Steel and Rare Earth complex dominates the horizon, its endless cooling towers and …

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16 Epic Pictures From The Winners Of The Sony World Photo Awards

Photographers from around the globe submitted their photos to the largest photography competition of its kind. Here are the beautiful images made by this year's winners.<p>"This image was intended to undermine stereotypes of masculine strength and power. The bomb dive — a metaphor of power and …

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10 Psychology Tricks You Can Use To Influence People

Before we get started, it’s important to note that none of these methods fall under what we would term the dark arts of influencing people. Anything …

Italian physicist's book on Einstein's relativity theory becomes surprise hit

Sette Brevi Lezioni di Fisica (Seven Brief Lessons in Physics), by Carlo Rovelli, promoted alongside Fifty Shades of Grey in Italian bookstores<p>A book explaining Einstein’s theory of general relativity seems an unlikely contender for a bestseller. But in Italy, Sette Brevi Lezioni di Fisica (Seven …

Famed Pastor’s Passionate Sermon About Adultery, ‘Sexual Trysts’ and What It Truly Means to Know God

John Piper, a prominent theologian and pastor, is no stranger to analyzing and critiquing what leads his fellow faith leaders to make sinful mistakes, and in a recent sermon he outlined exactly why he believes many preachers and Biblical experts still commit adultery — a sin that is explicitly …

8 Ways You Make Life Harder Than It Should Be

By Ellen Nguyen,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1FFKSyv<p>In personality psychology, there is a concept called locus of control. It refers to how much …

Earth Has A Layer No One Knew About

Just like onions and cartoon ogres<p>Our perspective of Earth tends to be very shallow--literally. Everything we experience, from the deepest depths of the ocean to the highest mountain peaks, only skims the top of the outermost layer of the Earth, the crust, which is about 4 miles thick under the …

A hut with a view: a guide to Colorado’s backcountry huts

Colorado offers some of the best skiing, snowshoeing and hiking opportunities in America. And out in the wilds under the big Rocky Mountain sky, you’ll find a remarkable system of remote huts that provide the opportunity to go further into the backcountry than you ever imagined.<p>Colorado’s hut …

The best way to win an argument

How do you change someone’s mind if you think you are right and they are wrong? Psychology reveals the last thing to do is the tactic we usually resort to.<p>You are, I'm afraid to say, mistaken. The position you are taking makes no logical sense. Just listen up and I'll be more than happy to …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

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Christ and the Conflagration of Canaan

A <i>New York Times</i> article recently described the Islamic State’s persecution of Christians in Iraq and Syria as “a slow-motion genocide.” Atrocities …

Ronald Reagan’s genocidal secret: A true story of right-wing impunity in Guatemala

<b>(AP/Doug Mills/P.W. Hamilton/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Here’s the real story of how a genocide trial against former Guatemalan head of state Efraín Ríos Montt fell apart<p>Miles Culpepper<p>March 24, 2015 4:13pm (UTC)<p>On Jan. 5 of this year, the Associated Press issued two short reports on a trial against …

The last places on Earth with no invasive species

Pockets of land and water that are free from ‘alien’ species are few and far between, finds Rachel Nuwer. Yet could we reverse the tide of these pests?<p>When Piero Genovesi received my email, his interest was piqued. Is there anywhere left, I asked, free from invasive species? Genovesi chairs the …

Inside the psychology of productivity

You wake up with it in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night: an ever-crushing load of emails, meetings, conference calls, and tasks that needed to get done yesterday. Family time means reading sales reports in the room where your kids are playing video games. For entrepreneurs, …

Landmark study proves that magnets can control heat and sound

Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered how to control heat with a magnetic field.<p>In the March 23 issue of the journal <i>Nature</i> …

Solar eclipse 2015: what you need to know

Parts of the world will witness a solar eclipse on Friday – a rare phenomenon in which the sun is completely obscured by the moon. Here’s everything you need to know about the background of the solar eclipse, where to view it and how.<p>A history of eclipses<p>Records show that the Babylonians and the …

Beautifully Filmed Documentary Will Bring Out The Explorer In Anyone

Alexandre Deschaumes is an acclaimed landscape and adventure photographer whose work creates a colorful dreamlike world made up of some of the …

Boehner: Pope Francis to address Congress on Sept. 24

Pope Francis will address a joint meeting of the House and Senate on Sept. 24, becoming the first pontiff to do so, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday.<p>"We're humbled that the Holy Father has accepted our invitation and certainly look forward to receiving his message on behalf of the American …

Casualties In Ukraine’s War Are Soaring — Medics And Morgues Can't Keep Up

ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — The bodies began piling up outside the morgue director's office door two weeks ago as the booms of incoming rocket and artillery fire grew ever louder. Often, there isn't enough space for the bodies in the refrigerator, so staffers leave them lying one after the other in the …

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10 reasons Christian heaven would actually be hell

<b>(Stocksnapper via Shutterstock)</b><p>A close reading of the New Testament reveals Biblical paradise isn’t all pearly gates and streets of gold<p>Valerie Tarico<p>February 1, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Most Westerners are at least vaguely familiar with the popular Christian …

15 Packing Tips That Will Forever Change Your Toiletry Bag

We're always in for a good packing hack, whether it's the lazy way to stockpile shampoo or the brilliant carry-on bag that feels like you're carrying nothing at all.<p>One of the biggest packing headaches we face is, well, the stuff for our face (and hair, and nails...). Toiletries and bathroom …

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7 Key Habits For Building Better Relationships

For a better relationship with anyone in your life, practice these seven tips.<p>While individuals may be highly brilliant and talented, few of us work in a vacuum; therefore our ability to develop relationships with others determines how successful we will be in our workplaces and in our …

'Squirrel Whisperer' Takes Charming And Spectacular Photographs Of Animals In Finland

Twenty-year-old Finnish-based photographer Konsta Punkka is a self-professed “squirrel whisperer”. He enjoys regularly visiting with his favorite …

7 Bible Verses About How Christians Should Treat Wealth and Earthly Possessions

It is important to realize that God doesn't condemn His people having earthly possessions, but He does condemn when earthly possessions become more …