Abhijit Chendvankar

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Become the creative you’ve always wanted to be by embracing these seven habits

The most commonly held belief about creativity is that it’s elusive, esoteric and unique only to the anointed few.<p>The ancient Greeks believed that creativity was a divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons. They …

Creativity

Best films of 2018 so far

All the Money in the World<p>Raucous thriller about the real-life 1973 kidnapping of J Paul Getty’s grandson, and the billionaire’s subsequent refusal to pay the ransom – a film that became notorious in its own right after reshooting scenes featuring disgraced actor Kevin Spacey.<p><b>What we said:</b> With the …

Comic Books

Here’s What You Get When You Shoot Portraits With a 500mm Lens

Portrait photographers generally pick focal lengths somewhere between 80mm and 135mm, which produces a flattened perspective distortion when the …

Fort Worth

This Tree Is So Toxic, You Can't Stand Under It When It Rains

The Tree of Death.<p>In 1999, radiologist Nicola Strickland went on a holiday to the Caribbean island of Tobago, a tropical paradise complete with …

Red Cross

I Watched A Horror Movie On Amazon Prime Called "Hell House LLC" To See If It's As Scary As People Have Said

Paranormal happenings, clowns, and found footage.

New York State

What Happens When a Bad-Tempered, Distractible Doofus Runs an Empire?

One of the few things that Kaiser Wilhelm II, who ruled Germany from 1888 to 1918, had a talent for was causing outrage. A particular specialty was insulting other monarchs. He called the diminutive King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy “the dwarf” in front of the king’s own entourage. He called Prince …

History

The 98 Best Songs of 1998: Pop's Weirdest Year

The year 1998 had some great ideas our culture gave up on too soon: Internet cafes, travel agencies, Jennifer Love Hewitt's singing career. Plus …

Music

Sony Unveils New and Improved RX100 Mk VI

<i>Sony’s best in class premium compact camera gets a serious upgrade</i><p>Sony has been leading the pack for some time now in the premium compact camera …

Cameras

A Simple Way to Improve Your Black and White Prints on Any Printer

The secret to a good black and white print is controlling the dynamic range. The dynamic range is the range of tones, from the blackest black to the …

Tutorials

Staring Into Someone's Eyes For 10 Minutes Induces an Altered State of Consciousness

Volunteers even ended up hallucinating.<p>In 2015, a psychologist in Italy figured out how to induce a drug-free altered state of consciousness by …

Neurology

1 Tip for Landscape Photography That Opens Up a Whole New World

I have only 1 tip that will hopefully inspire you and help you to improve your landscape photography: use a wide angle (preferably 16mm or wider, …

Landscape Photography

How To Scan Your Computer For Malware With Google Chrome

In the 9-plus years it’s been around, Google Chrome has become one of the best — and most popular — web browsers in the world. One reason for its rapid rise has been Google’s focus on security.<p>Protecting Chrome users from malware remains a top priority today. What you may not have realized is that …

Google Chrome

14 of the best historical TV shows on Netflix

What are the best historical television series to watch on Netflix right now? We round up the most popular period dramas and documentaries – from the …

TV

Amazon banned this shopper. Then he outsmarted them

We'll call him "Mark." About three years ago, Mark got an email from Amazon saying, "We noticed that a number of your orders have been returned."<p>It was the start of a rocky relationship with the world's biggest e-commerce company. Several months later, Mark got banned from Amazon for making too …

eCommerce

Nikon mirrorless camera rumors update

Nikon mirrorless camera concept © by BroxibearI am continuing to update my list of rumored/expected details for the new Nikon mirrorless camera. Here …

Cameras

YouTubers are hiding softcore porn behind fake diamond ads

Many of these videos have existed for years<p>The YouTube video titled “Best Diamonds in the Sky – Jewelry of life Life insurance, Diamond of God #21” opens on what looks to be a poor-quality jewelry ad, panning slowly over diamond-encrusted cat figures, rings with enormous purple stones, and even</i> …

Internet

Mastering the Kirlian Photography Technique: A Short Guide

The Kirlian photography technique is still one of the most spectacular ways to shoot different subjects. This method is a bit of a mystery, …

The Ohnut Is an "Intimate Wearable" Invented to Ease Painful Sex, and It's Raising Funds on Kickstarter

Some crowdfunded products are self-explanatory: It's pretty obvious what they are when you look at them. Ohnut is not one of those products. Hollow, with tiered curves and pastel in color, it almost looks like an avant-garde vase that might be sold at West Elm. But it's actually a stretchy, 2.25- …

Act Now Before Your Flickr Account Is Transferred

Flickr has been acquired by SmugMug, and the official date for the switchover is looming. Here is why now might be the time to back up everything, …

Yongnuo YN43 Turns Your Phone Into a M4/3 Mirrorless Camera

Yongnuo is getting fancy. The Chinese manufacturer best known for making clone lenses and other camera accessories has quietly revealed a new …

12 Modern Books That Will Become Classics, According To People On Reddit

There are certain books that feel almost inherently "classic." <i>To Kill A Mockingbird. Catcher in the Rye. Moby</i> freaking <i>Dick.</i> But do you ever wonder …

Books

20 Facts That Will Shatter Your Conception Of The World

Ever wonder what vibrators were actually invented for?

Filmmaker Erika Lust Explains How You Can Support Ethical Adult Films

As much as it sometimes feels that way, pornos aren’t a given in everyone’s life. Some of us are totally into them, but others feel lukewarm or even ice cold about the whole idea. There are many, many reasons for that. Some people aren’t into the body types or storylines used in films coming out of …

10 New Netflix Shows You Should Be Watching

Image: Netflix<p>We have access to so many unique services with so much great content that it's difficult to filter through it all. How many times do …

The Internet Can't Figure Out How Many Squares Are in This Photo — Can You?

It wasn't all that long ago that the triangle brain teaser threw the internet for a loop, but now we're coming at you with another one — except this time, it's a completely different shape. All that is asked in the instructions for this mind-bending puzzle is that you figure out how many squares …

Internet

11 Underrated Movies To Watch On Netflix When You Feel Like You've Already Seen It All

The weekend may feel too far away, but if you're lacking formal plans, a Netflix marathon session is always a good idea. If you're an avid viewer, …

No Offense, but These Are the Best Movies on Netflix Right Now

Many people eagerly anticipate Netflix putting out popular new series like <b>Stranger Things</b> and <b>Black Mirror</b>, but the streaming site also acquires a ton of freshly released movies and original films each year. And these films are nothing to sneeze at!<p>In the past few months alone, one of its newer …

Entertainment

11 new Gmail features, how they work, and when you'll get them

Google on Wednesday announced a brand new Gmail. Well, not brand new, but the company took the Gmail we all know and (maybe) love, added a ton of new features and overhauled the design.<p>By my count there are 11 new features in Gmail, some of which you can get today. Others you'll have to wait a few …

Google

20 genius 100-year-old life hacks that still work today

There's a reason your grandma always had baking soda to hand<p>New isn't always better. Case in point: All of these tricks that have lasted the test of …

The Best Photo Gear of 2018: TIPA Announces Annual Imaging Product Awards

Shutterbug, a member of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), once again teamed up with over two dozen other member magazines from around the …

Cameras