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The evolution experiment that has been watching bacteria mutate for 30 years

Thirty years ago the world's longest running evolution experiment began when scientist Richard Lenski seeded 12 identical flasks with <i>E. coli</i> …

Street spirit: two centuries of spontaneous photography – in pictures

Bringing together candid scenes captured in the 1900s, selfie-stick snaps and the entire evolution of street photography in between – Colin Westerbeck and Joel Meyerowitz’s book Bystander chronicles the art of the moment

Photography

How to Remove Color Casts in Photos Using Curves in Photoshop

The curves tool is a powerful one in both Photoshop and Lightroom, with the ability to change both the tones and colors in an image. This 7-minute …

The Best Under Eye Masks For Puffiness, Lines, Dark Circles, Etc.

All eyez on these.

How to Photograph Stars: Camera Settings and Techniques

Photographing stars and the night sky is completely different than photographing during regular daylight or even the Golden Hour. Most of the …

Landscape Photography

7 Cuticle Nail Art Ideas to Try Before Summer Is Over

While we tend to swoon over any and every type of nail art (lookin’ at you, glass nails), the latest trend that’s been popping all over Instagram had us doing a double take. Instababes across the web have been decking out their digits with minimal cuticle designs — and we are here for it. From …

Canada by Rail: 5 Epic Canadian Train Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List

While a traditional road trip has its charms, a Canadian train adventure allows you to ride through the Rockies, explore the remote north and wind …

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for This 1 Rare Sign

Chip Bergh, chief executive of Levi Strauss & Co., shares some great insights on his leadership style. But one trait really stands out.<p>Ever been in an important meeting where a topic on the agenda causes tension that you can cut with a knife? Instead of colleagues speaking up to solve an issue, you …

18 Posts To Read If You Want To Get Better At Makeup

Prepare for your makeup to look even more flawless.

No Joke: These Korean Stickers Remove Your Pimples Overnight

When I first caught wind of acne stickers, on the surface, they seemed like a farce. <i>Stickers?</i> I thought. <i>What, like Lisa Frank unicorns and puppies</i> …

Why Every Leader Should Try Jeff Bezos's Infamous 'Question Mark Method'

Here's how to leverage a great story about Amazon for your own benefit.<p>In his book <i>The Everything Store</i>, author Brad Stone recounts the reaction Jeff Bezos sometimes has when a customer emails him at jeff@amazon.com to complain. Namely, he forwards the message to his leadership team "with a …

Forget About Using Your Camera’s Base ISO Setting: ISO 50 Is Your Best Bet When Shooting Raw (VIDEO)

One of the benefits of today’s advanced digital cameras is that they offer extremely high ISO settings that deliver remarkable results under …

How to access Mac’s hidden photo-editing app

Whether you know it or not, if you own a Mac, you also own a surprisingly powerful editing tool—and it’s hiding in plain site.<p>Not everyone needs …

7 DIY Hair Remedies Your Grandma Always Talked About That Actually Work

It's safe to say we've spent our teen and adult lives on a quest for the secrets to silky, shiny hair. Wouldn't you know, the secret to achieving ultimate softness or the perfect hue could be right in your refrigerator or pantry, and your grandma might have been telling you about them for years! …

Why Hair Dusting Is the New Way to Keep Your Hair Healthy

Even if you keep up with your “just a trim” hair appointments every eight weeks or so, you probably still notice split ends here and there. And we’re all in agreement that split ends are the absolute <i>wors</i><i>t</i>, amiright? No matter how much precious time you spend with your flat iron or curling wand, …

Harvard is putting a 13 module photography course online for free

Four months ago, it was Stanford who made their photography course for free, and now comes Harvard’s turns. Harvard has an online learning platform – …

10 Affordable Fashion Sites You Probably Haven't Heard Of Yet

For when you've got Zara and H&M fatigue.<p>We’ve all been there before: the sheer excitement over an inexpensive, on-trend find at Zara only to discover that a million other women have already scooped up the same exact item. When it comes to affordable fashion finds, the options can sometimes seem …

Follow the f/8 Rule to Shoot Excellent Street Photos on the Go

Your camera’s manual exposure settings can be complicated. Rules of thumb are useful for figuring out the right settings to go with. For example, if …

The Claim Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold Water Is Even Weirder Than You Think

This could explain one of the oldest mysteries in physics.<p>Despite sounding like the most egregious contradiction in physics, hot water appears to …

Physics

Giant mountain looming over San Francisco in unusual photo

Rare angle of SF is more reminiscent of Seattle or Tokyo<p>It's all about the angles.<p>This San Francisco photo taken on an exceptionally clear day this week captures the City by the Bay in a new light --- at the foot of a giant mountain.<p>After a double-take, everyone can quickly recognize the city is …

How and why you should use a diopter - "a poor man's macro lens"

If you are into macro photography, you probably already have a macro lens. Or three. And in this case you know how much they cost. If you are just …

Macro Photography

8 invaluable tips to take better action photos

I SAW the flash of red from a distance across the courtyard. A young monk, sporting his order’s crimson robe, was late for class at the Paro Dzong in …

Landscape Photography

The No-Soil, Zero-Maintenance Method for Growing Houseplants

We've finally found a solution for people who love houseplants, but don't love when their feline roommates treat the fiddle leaf fig like their own …

Plants

Incredible Photos of "Fog Waves" Will Change the Way You See Weather

This photographer spent eight years perfecting his forte.<p>As a San Franciscan, photographer Nick Steingberg has spent the past eight years shooting the foggy California climate. A self-proclaimed "fogaholic," he's mesmerized by these clouds and after tons of experimentation, he narrowed in on a …

Thai Herb Soup, A Low Calorie Yet Delicious Soup

Background<p>Hi guys, this is Adam writing this post. I made one of my old favorites today, Thai herb soup. It’s a great warming recipe for anytime but …

Havana, Cuba in 30 Photos

400 Shares<p>In 2004 I traveled to Cuba for the first time as part of my college study abroad program. I visited 4 countries throughout the semester, …

Roasted Rosemary String Beans [Vegan]

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Take This Juice For 7 Days and Forget About Belly Fat!

Numerous medical problems can be caused by the excess of weight. The latest information from the WHO increases the risk for development of <b>chronic</b> …

Nutrition

Six Essential Camera Settings for Landscape Photographers

Sunset at Tenaya Lake, Yosemite. It’s important to check the red channel in the histogram when photographing warm, saturated colors like this.Every …

Simple Secrets for Photographing Silhouettes

Capturing great silhouettes isn’t particularly difficult, but if you want to get the best shots possible there are a few tips and tricks to learn. In …