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6 TED Talks in celebration of being alone, but not lonely

Sometimes, everyone’s a lot. These talks celebrate those moments when you just want to enjoy your own company.

How to speak up for yourself

Speaking up is hard to do, even when you know you should. Learn how to assert yourself, navigate tricky social situations and expand your personal …

How to raise successful kids -- without over-parenting

By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren't actually helping. At least, that's how Julie …

APIs

A Guide to Vintage Lenses for Your Nikon DSLR

Throughout its history, Nikon has (effectively) never changed its lens mount; a Nikon F2 produced in the ’70s has the same mounting ring as the new …

Cameras

12 Ideas For Decorating A Nonworking Fireplace

No fire? No problem.<p>These nonworking fireplaces spark major design creativity (no matches needed).

The Artifice of Photography

The Artifice of Photography<p><i>Self-Portrait in Octopus</i>, 2009. Much of David Favrod’s work is spurred by the juxtaposition of his Swiss-Japanese …

Landscape Photography

THE JOY OF SWIMMING BOOK

<b>ABOUT THE BOOK</b><p>From Lisa Congdon, bestselling author & illustrator of <i>Whatever You Are, Be a Good One</i>, comes a colorfully illustrated tribute to our …

See Sharks Pose for Underwater Polaroids

According to Polaroid, founder Edwin Land conceptualized their beloved instant camera in 1943, when his three-year-old daughter asked him why she couldn’t see a photograph he had just taken of her. A few years later, when Land had created and marketed instant cameras to the public, they were …

Fish

Adobe Lightroom Tutorial: How To Manage and Organize Your Images

The single-most common question I’m asked about Lightroom is, “Where the #$&! are my images?” Understanding how Lightroom manages and displays …

How to turn your window into a home-made light box

<i>We’re DIY fanatics here at Digital Camera World, and in this tutorial we show you how to create your own home-made light box to capture beautiful</i> …

How Photographers Can Get More People to Notice Their Work

One of the biggest problems that almost any photographer faces is how to get someone to notice them. This is tough enough to do beyond convincing …

These Photos Show the Secret Tricks of Food Photography

Food photographers have all kinds of tricks they use to make food — or what appears to be food — look appealing on camera. Those tricks are revealed …

Do schools kill creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

Try something new for 30 days

Is there something you've always meant to do, wanted to do, but just ... haven't? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted …

Dive into an ocean photographer's world

Somersaulting manta rays, dashing dolphins, swarming schools of fish and munching sharks inhabit a world beneath the ocean's surface that few get a …

Strikingly Raw Silhouettes of Men and Women in the Wild

Self-taught photographer Julie Cherki has a raw talent and keen eye that radiates out of each of her striking portraits. As most artists do, Cherki uses the camera as a means of communication, a tool that connects her “interior space, with the world around [her].” Her photographs often depict men …

'Synchronicity': Photo series exploring life under the sea - Telegraph

Humpback Whales

How to fix a broken school? Lead fearlessly, love hard

On Linda Cliatt-Wayman's first day as principal at a failing high school in North Philadelphia, she was determined to lay down the law. But she soon …

Here’s the Thrifty Way to Mount a DSLR Lens to Your Phone Camera

Smartphone camera quality has gotten pretty darn good in recent years, but one of the limiting factors is still the tiny lens that’s found in front …

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Exhibition Is Knitted With Scientific Accuracy

"Knit, Purl, Sow" Features Knitted Floral- and Plant-Inspired Works<p>In one of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's conservatories, flowers that have more in common with cable-knit sweaters than the surrounding flora have been on display for the last few months.<p>The exhibition, "Knit, Purl, Sow," features …

Botanical Gardens

The 6-Layer Bento Box That Won't Leave You Hungry

Stop paying $$$ every day for grain bowls. Build a healthy and satisfying lunch on the cheap with a 6-layer bento box.<p>Enough is enough: No one should pay upwards of $10 for a grain bowl, which is essentially a glorified salad. We love health food stores, but something's gotta give. Save money and …

Healthy Eating

Bring on the learning revolution!

In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to …

Saving white sharks - a model for saving the world | Chris Fischer | TEDxPennsylvaniaAvenue

Women Knit Adorable Sweaters To Keep Rescued Chickens Warm

Proceeds from sweater sales will go to an AIDS orphanage in South Africa.<p>When it comes to chickens dolled up in tiny sweaters, it doesn’t get much more heartwarming than this.<p>A mother and daughter team in Cornwall, England, is knitting and selling sweaters for rescued battery hens, who spend most …

This Inside Info On TED Talks Can Help Speakers With Nervousness

Public speaking and nervousness go together as naturally as peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and meatballs. Except that while these food combos are generally viewed positively, nerves and speaking are viewed negatively. They’re the bane of every public speaker’s existence, right? Who likes to be …

Public Speaking

After rehabilitation, the best of Michael Phelps may lie ahead

<i>An abridged version of this story appears in the Nov. 16, 2015, issue of</i> Sports Illustrated<i>. To subscribe, click here.</i><p>For almost five days in the …

Swimming

Remodelista New England Market Spotlight: Taylor Ceramics

After a few years as a full-time art teacher, ceramicist Cara Taylor finally found her way back to the studio. But what started as an evening and …

Marine Photographer Captures the Thrills of Sea-Based Endeavors

The beauty and majesty of the sea cannot be underscored more than in pictures. Photographer Kurt Arrigo does exactly that, capturing the …

Sea Level

Your body’s amazing reaction to water

<i>Featured image: Photo of freediver Hanli Prinsloo by Annelie Pompe.</i><p>Writer James Nestor explores the science of the “mammalian dive reflex,” the …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.<p>Today: 8 delicious recipes that have nothing to do with candy or pumpkins, but use a few tricks to make plenty of treats.<p>A delicious (and seasonal) …

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