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Best of October 2014

Travel Photography

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Composition

With all of the gorgeous new gadgetry coming out this season, it’s easy to get caught up in the shiny, techy part of photography. (New Nikon D810, …

Landscape Photography

Terry Eagleton reviews Trouble in Paradise and Absolute Recoil by Slavoj Žižek

Like Socrates on steroids: Žižek is both breathtakingly perceptive and outrageously irresponsible. Is he just out to scandalise?<p>It is said that Jean-Paul Sartre turned white-faced with excitement when a colleague arrived hotfoot from Germany with the news that one could make philosophy out of the …

Student Fashion: A Guide To Dressing Well At School

At the beginning of student life, there’s something charming about just scraping by. You’re sleeping no more than 2 hours a night, skipping any class …

Summer Style Combo DG6 Group

11 Classy Insults With Classical Greek and Latin Roots

Do you ever go on such an epic internet rant you just feel you’ve run out of words with which to hammer your enemies? Do you want to up your game …

17 things that make this the perfect résumé

After all, your résumé is your key to new and exciting job opportunities.<p>Business Insider and Amanda Augustine — who currently works as TopResume's careers expert and previously worked in the same capacity as Ladders — put together the following résumé for all current and future job seekers .<p>While …

Employment

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

Indian aspirations set for reality check

From drought-hit villages in Rajasthan to leafy tech campuses in Silicon Valley, India's parliamentary elections have raised expectations like seldom before of a change in the direction the country is headed, if not its immediate fortunes.<p>However, no matter which party forms the next federal …

8 Travel Essentials For Men Who Want To Conquer Business

Whether it’s a one-day conference or a longer, much boozier ‘working holiday’ that doesn’t involve a single spreadsheet, plenty of blokes worldwide …

Stunning Images Of The Dinka People Of Southern Sudan And Their Way Of Life

<b>Photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher</b> have come up with a stunning series featuring the people and lifestyle of the Dinka tribe in the South …

What Can Photographers Learn from the Classic Rules of Composition?

Composition, composition, composition! That word has no doubt been drilled into your head by a photography instructor or by every article or book …

What You Missed But Shouldn’t Have In 2013

This year was one of the best in recent memory for movies, TV, music, and everything else in culture. Here’s what you probably overlooked but …

Top 15 Must-See Movies of December 2013

This<p>month’s must-see movies is looking a lot different than we had originally expected. With George Clooney’s The Monuments and Bennett Miller’s …

Top 10

Mark Twain hated God

<b>(AP)</b><p>Exclusive: Great American humorist also had ideas for how to improve tech support, in this excerpt from his memoir<p>Mark Twain<p>September 29, 2013 7:30pm (UTC)<p>Extracted from “Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 2″<p><i>Tuesday, June 19, 1906</i><p><b>About the character of God, as represented in the New and the Old</b> …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Latin Words and Phrases Every Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

What do great men like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt all have in common?<p>They all were proficient in Latin.<p>From the …

Energy-Efficient Home on a Budget: The Urban Green Project in Minnesota

Eric Odor and Chris Meyer from SALA Architects completed the design for a 2,250 square foot sustainable residence in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. …

Second Opinion - The Iceman (2012)

<b>The Iceman</b>, 2012.<p>Directed by Ariel Vromen.<br>Starring Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans, Ray Liotta, David Schwimmer, Robert Davi, James Franco …