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Science Says Listening to These 5 Songs Will Make You Remarkably Happy

Music has long been tied to deep emotion in all living beings--including happiness.<p>For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that …

12 must-know styles of domestic lighting

Lighting is unquestionably a crucial design tool, essential for creating a stylish and, most importantly, welcoming abode. Of all the ingredients …

Behind the Scenes: Building the American Copper Buildings' Skybridge

A new video by JDS Development Group, <i>Building Knowhow: Skybridge</i>, begins with an anecdote of a day when the firemen showed up at the site. “We got a …

Bjarke Ingels on Sculptural Skyscrapers and Refining Parameters in High Rise Design

In an interview with the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), Bjarke Ingels reflects on the design of skyscrapers, noting how …

60+ free awesome resources for Architects and Designers

<b>Design is hard</b>. We all know that. But the design process could be less painful by <b>sharing resources with each other</b>! So over at Pitcrit we have …

Atmosphere Aerosol Spray is Like a Tiny Fog Machine for Your Camera Bag

Atmosphere Aerosol is a new aerosol spray for photographers and filmmakers that essentially serves as a fog machine that you can easily carry around …

The Latest: Total of 19 dead recovered from Aegean Sea

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety flood into Europe in search of a new life. All times local.<p>12:20 …

Aegean Sea

Still the refugees are coming, but in Europe the barriers are rising

Austria and Slovenia have said they will erect fences to stem the flow of migrants. As countries seek national answers to a regional crisis, what happened to solidarity in Europe?<p>Thousands of refugees stream across the Croatian border just a few hundred metres from Jurja’s small shop each day, but …

Refugees

EU leaders criticize each other at summit on refugees

Five Techniques for Creating Impressionist or Abstract Photography

Whether you are new to photography, or have been photographing for a while, I’m sure you’ve gone through times when the ideas weren’t flowing, and …

Germany expects up to 1.5 million migrants in 2015

Refugee influx faced by Germany will be almost twice the official estimate, according to leaked government figures<p>Germany is facing an influx of 1.5 million refugees this year, almost twice the official estimate, leaked government figures say as the EU struggles to find a solution to the migrant …

This is Wedding Photographer Sam Hurd’s Impressive Backup Workflow

Washington D.C.-based wedding photographer Sam Hurd has quite a wild backup system for his clients’ images. In an article and video Hurd posted on …

Everything you need to know about the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building

No development in engineering better embodies the modern world than the skyscraper. Born out of a messy conflux of aesthetic, economic, and …

FACT CHECK: GOP candidates veer from the truth in 1st debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans seeking their party's 2016 presidential nomination have the challenging task of trying to stand out among the 17 …

House Prices

6 Gems From Bjarke Ingels's Charlie Rose Sit-Down

"Byar-kay Ingels is here," begins Charlie Rose in a segment that aired last Friday on the veteran reporter's PBS talk show, and boy was he. If you've been following along as the Danish architect's studio has taken the U.S. architecture scene by storm—with the "Dry Line," a meandering hybrid storm …

Charlie Rose

BIG wants to create new styles of vernacular architecture, says Bjarke Ingels

Bjarke Ingels has spoken of his desire to replace Modernism's "boring box" legacy with new kinds of localised architecture at a lecture at New York's …

Basis now links its fitness data with Apple Health and Google Fit

App updates joined by new special edition titanium Peak<p>Of all the fitness tracking wearables out there, Basis' Peak might be one of the most comprehensive. It measures your activity, heart rate, perspiration, and sleep without looking like a giant brick on your wrist. It then takes the data it …

Wearable Tech

Best American beach campsites | CNN Travel

Infographic: Where to Pay Attention to When Shooting a Portrait

For the photographers looking to get into portraiture, consider this infographic with specifically marked areas and field notes for you to pay …

Infographics

The 7 Lamps of Architecture Criticism

<i>What is the "serious criticism" of architecture?</i><p><i>Blair Kamin's criticism of the "TRUMP" sign in Chicago sparked a nationwide debate about private influence on public space. (Photo by Nathan Weber, The New York Times.)</i><p>In December, <i>Architect</i> magazine columnist Aaron Betsky listed his "best and worst" …

Journalism

How to Photograph the Northern Lights

I have thoroughly enjoyed the response from my first article here at Photography Life – both the encouragement as well as the advice to follow my …

Landscape Photography

Top 10 Hidden Restaurants in New York City

Imagine walking through a discrete doorway, up (or down) stairs, to find yourself in a fine dining restaurant. These are New York City’s hidden …

12 Buildings To See In New York Before You Die

New York City is home to some of the country’s most iconic architecture: Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal, Grand Central Station, the Chrysler Building. Its interior architecture is just as spectacular, but at times harder to access, and often lesser known. The city’s most beautiful interiors aren’t …

Apple Introduces New MobileFirst Energy and Utilities Apps & More

During Apple's Financial Conference Call in January, Apple's CEO stated that "The IBM Partnership is strong. In December the Alliance delivered the …

Ikea's new furniture can charge your phone, no wires necessary

Are you interested in tying down your furniture to a technology "standard" that's far from standard? Then you might be interested in some new products that will be on sale at Ikea in North America and Europe this spring. The Swedish furniture company has partnered with the Wireless Power …

The Many Uses of White Seamless :: Pt. 1

A simple white seamless background is a very versatile tool for you to have whether you are doing photography or video. In this video I walk you …

Articles about new addition yanks new england home 21st century on Dwell.com - Dwell

In the past few decades, overdevelopment throughout New England has erased some of the region's most inspired Modernist homes.<p>New England is one of the oldest, most patriotic regions in the United States.<p>How do you organically combine industrial, minimalist, traditional and farmhouse styles? …

New England

Meet The 'Flow Hive,' A Sweet Invention That Serves Honey On Tap

Honey is sweet, bee stings are not. An Australian beekeeper and his son are working to improve the complicated and sometimes dangerous task of extracting honey from hives. For the past 10 years they've been developing Flow Hive, a product that dispenses honey directly from a tap -- the same way in …

Beekeeping