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Super Slow Motion Shows How an SLR Camera Shutter Works

I'll never get tired of slow motion. Things are easier to explain, and they just look cooler. Check out this great slow motion video that takes you …

9 Tips to Write the Best Facebook Ads Ever (with Examples)

I’m constantly on Facebook, scrolling through my feed reading the news and looking at pics of cute Pomeranians. I’m not alone—the social media …

Patanjali Ayurved: Of savvy marketing and smart pricing

Anecdotal evidence suggests that Patanjali Ayurved Ltd may achieve the revenue target of Rs.10,000 crore by March 2017 that was announced with much …

Vintage Film Posters From The Golden Age of XXX

While obviously the content of these posters is unapologetically dirty, not to mention the films themselves, we have to say, the design on some of …

Vibrant Photos Pay Homage to Slavic Folklore through High-Fashion Portraits

Vibrant images with a distinctive blend of stylistic influences are the modus operandi of Moscow-based photographer Andrey Yakovlev and art director Lili Aleeva (a duo known simply as Yakovlev and Aleeva). Placing an emphasis on feminine beauty and glamour, the creative husband-wife pair has …

India’s e-commerce start-ups are setting a dangerous precedent

Have you ever seen a <i>kirana</i> shop owner whose store does brisk business but loses money month after month, and for years? Unlikely, because after a …

Startups

The world’s most secretive places

From an isolated Pacific island without running water to a James Bond-like spy base in England, these five places are practically off-limits to even the most curious travellers.<p>The most alluring things in life are often those that are off-limits. And as travellers, this means that we’re fascinated …

North Pole

The women who refuse to do India's dirtiest job

Ranikumari Khokar is campaigning to end a caste-based practice that condemns women to cleaning human waste by hand<p>“Every morning I would take a broom and tin plate to the homes of the upper caste <i>thakurs</i> to pick up their faeces. I would collect the waste in a cane basket and later throw it in a …

India

Meet India's female 'seed guardians' pioneering organic farming

The ‘seed guardians’ of Odisha are pioneering new ways of sharing and storing seeds to reap a more sustainable future<p>Bring up the topic of seeds and Nabita Goud sits up a little straighter and begins to talk animatedly.<p>Nabita is a smallholder and a “seed guardian” at the Maa Lankeshwari seedbank of …

Agriculture

Yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali is in a four-front battle with India’s consumer goods giants

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Last week, Patanjali Ayurved, a company promoted by yoga guru Baba Ramdev, took a big bite of the share held by American multinational, Colgate-Palmolive, in the Indian toothpaste market. Patanjali’s share of the toothpaste pie stood at 4.5% and is poised to grow into …

India

How to Save and Sharpen Photos for Social Media and the Web in Photoshop

How To Adjust Colors Of A Landscape | Photography Tutorial

How to Use Channel Mixer in Photoshop to Create Amazing Black and White Images

In the early days of digital, one of the biggest criticisms was that black and white images were nowhere near as good as their film based …

Tutorials

Vogue's best hotels of 2015

LIFESTYLE TRAVEL<p>From Soho House in Istanbul and the Three Vallées in Courchevel, to Phum Baitang in Siem Reap and the Montana in Paris, we've …

Pay Attention to Negative Space

<b>What is Negative Space?</b><p>First of all, let’s clarify the definition of negative space. This refers to the area around your subject. For example, in the …

Landscape Photography

India's rising demands for cooling make it a hot topic

As economy and population expand, government looks for new ways to keep homes comfortable and stop crops being ruined before they get to market<p>Narendra Sharma dreads the summer. Temperatures climb above 40C even before the sun has hit the pitted, potholed surface of the streets through which he …

India

Scientists discover the on-off switch for human consciousness deep within the brain - ExtremeTech

By on July 7, 2014 at 7:56 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at George Washington …

Astronomers Unveil a 46-Gigapixel Photo of the Milky Way That Took 5 Years to Make

Last year, NASA released a 20-gigapixel photo of the Milky Way that was made up of over 2 million infrared photos. Back in January, NASA published a …

Creator of 5-hour Energy Wants to Power the World's Homes—With Bikes

The mystery man behind the popular caffeine shot plans to roll out 10,000 stationary bikes next year in India.<p>The man who created the 5-hour Energy drink says he has more money than he needs—about $4 billion more. So he’s giving it away, spending his fortune on a quest to fix the world's biggest …

3 Tips for Photographing Flowers

<b>Denise Ippolito</b> is best known for her Flower photography. Her website is full of stunning and often very creative flower photos. She has co-authored …

Nature Photography

The Scary Way Your Cat Could Be Changing Your Personality

<b>How Toxoplasmosis Affects Your Mood</b><br>When the parasites get in your body (leading to an infection called toxoplasmosis), they like to hang out in your brain and actually change your behavior, says Philip Tierno, Jr., Ph.D., director of clinical microbiology and immunology at New York University's …

Why you should open your luggage on the bathroom floor and put paper over the peephole in the door: The hotel secrets EVERY guest should know

• <b>The staff don't always care about you as much as you think, says insider</b>• <b><br>If a person dies in a hotel, the room is turned over quicker than you think</b>• <b><br>UV</b> …

Hospitality

Id in the times of beef ban

It may be a cattle market, but only sheep, decorated and painted in multiple colours, are on offer for Id-ul-Adha.<p>The largest cattle market in the …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Facebook is finally giving advertisers two things they've been demanding for ages.</b> Advertisers can now buy 100% "in-view" ads and Facebook has teamed up with analytics company Moat to provide marketers with independent video measurement.<p><b>2. Ad blocking is really part of Apple's war with Google.</b> …

7 Tips To Wearing Makeup Every Man Who Wears Makeup Should Know

Contouring isn't just for the ladies.<p>Despite what modern cosmetics ads may want us to believe, men are wearing makeup and are damn proud of it. The following seven makeup tips, tricks and hacks go out to all the guys who know their liner from their stick, and to all those who are just starting …

Makeup

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Top 10

Dynamic Sculptures of Animals Represent Human Psychological Portraits

Montana-based artist Beth Cavener articulates intense human emotions and psychology through dynamic sculptures of animals. Using pipe joints, wooden dowels, and clay, she forms tense beasts that embody the consequences of fear, apathy, aggression, and misunderstanding. Although the body language is …

Sculpture

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

The Easiest Way To Get A Better, Smarter Brain

Extraordinary abilities -- from memory to supercharged creativity -- may be within reach for all of us, says neuroscientist Berit Brogaard, PhD, coauthor of the new book <i>The Superhuman Mind</i>. We asked her to tell us more.<p><b>Q: You say ordinary people possess talents they haven't even tapped into. Can</b> …