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The Entrancing and Surreal Self-Portraiture of Kyle Thompson

There are selfies, and then there are self-portraits. Make no mistake, these are two very different things, in the same way that a photograph …

Global Study Finds Majority Believe Traditional Hospitals Will Be Obsolete In The Near Future

A global study was released this morning by the Intel Corporation indicating that around the world people’s health care wants and needs are principally focused on technology and personalization. The “Intel Health Innovation Barometer” found a consistent theme: customized care. At the intersection …

Uruguay's president José Mujica: no palace, no motorcade, no frills

In the week that Uruguay legalises cannabis, the 78-year-old explains why he rejects the 'world's poorest president' label José Mujica plans adoptions to teach children farming<p>If anyone could claim to be leading by example in an age of austerity, it is José Mujica, Uruguay's president, who has …

How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management

Artwork: Chad Hagen, Graphic Composition No. 1, 2009, digital<p>Since the early days of Google, people throughout the company have questioned the value of managers. That skepticism stems from a highly technocratic culture. As one software engineer, Eric Flatt, puts it, “We are a company built by …

Amazon Turned a Flaw into Gold with Advanced Problem-Solving

<i>“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”</i><p>— Albert Einstein<p>Several years ago, Amazon was struggling with scaling its e-commerce infrastructure and realizing that many of its internal software projects took too long to implement, a major pain point from a competitive …

Hands-on Photo Tip: Single Exposure Blending

In this Hands-on Photo Tip, I will show you how to develop two separate versions of a single RAW image file and blend them together in Photoshop. One …

Tutorials

7 Quick Tips for Better Business Writing | Inc.com

I took many writing classes in college but perhaps the most useful was one focused on business writing. My classmates and I spent a semester editing example after example of rambling or confusing letters, memos, and other professional materials. Here are seven bits of simple advice for clear and …

Creative Writing

Powers of Ten™ (1977)

Universe

7 Content Marketing Myths Debunked

Blogs are an important component to your content marketing strategy since they are a regular channel for communication with your audience. However, incorporating other types of content into your strategy can be equally as important.<p>Visuals, infographics, white papers, eBooks, user-generated …

How successful people make themselves luckier

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you know why.<p>Unfortunately for some people, that second day never occurs. For lucky people, though, the second day—the day you know why—is often described as a personal epiphany. The most successful people have a clear …

Success

Etsy Coffee Gifts For The Nerdiest Coffee Nerd You Know (PHOTOS)

We all have one coffee snob we're going to have to buy a gift for this holiday season, and we understand it can feel a little daunting. They already have every coffee-making contraption known to man. They <i>cannot accommodate another coffee mug</i>. They love coffee so much, they think they may have maxed …

HDR Making-of: Into the Open

This is the Making-of video for ‘<b>Into the Open (HDR)</b>‘. Watch how this image evolves through all the post-processing stages and stop at any position …

Tutorials

You Gotta Fight For Your Right to Copyright

High-powered attorney for Getty Images and Washington Post, Marcia Paul, made the following remarks in her opening statements in the defense against …

Tips for Better Portrait Photography

There are a few techniques that help with taking portraits, and I’m going to share some of those tips with you today. Lighting, composition, camera …

Shutter Speed

Experience Comet ISON’s encounter with the sun online

ISON’s moment of truth is here – its closest approach to the sun – today. Here are some ways to experience it online.<p>Comet ISON has traveled for at …

Astronomy

Grab a Coffee & Settle In - 33 Great Photography Links

The world of photography has been buzzing all week with great photographers and artists posting their work for the world to enjoy. Toad Hollow …

The True Costs of Developing an App

<i>Jeremy Rappaport is a writer at Fueled, the leading iPhone application developers and masters of mobile design in New York City. This post was originally published on the Fueled blog.</i><p>Everyone knows about the big names: Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Instagram. Countless others …

Start to See Photographically In Six Easy Steps

Digital Photography

This Prediction Algorithm Can Tell If Your Startup Will Fail

Instead of guessing, consulting, or offering advice based on years of experience, Growth Science is trying to take the disruption theory to a whole …

These Disturbing Fast Food Truths Will Make You Reconsider Your Lunch

McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Taco Bell -- which one are you craving today? It's pretty likely that you have a favorite fast food chain and that you love many of the tasty options offered at these restaurants. It's hard to miss them. As of 2012, there were 263,944 fast food restaurants in …

26 Traditional Indian Foods That Will Change Your Life Forever

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The week in wildlife – in pictures

An elephant bull attacking a hippopotamus, butterflies fighting and deforestation are among this week's pick of images from the natural world

5 Great Affordable Bourbons to Buy When You Can't Find Pappy Van Winkle

<i>By Andrew Knowlton</i><p>Every year, I ask Santa for a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon from Kentucky, and every year he comes up empty-handed. If the man in red can't get it, who can? The answer: very few. Pappy, as it's called by its legions of fans, is easily the most sought-after bourbon on the …

The double life of cosplayers – in pictures

Klaus Pichler’s striking photographs reveal the double identities of costume enthusiasts. Most would describe themselves as cosplayers – people who dress as characters from shows and comics – although his photographs capture other costumed sub-cultures, too, from furries to LARPers. Here are a few …

Inspecting an ‘In Spec’ Lens

I’m going to open a can of worms today. I’ve been getting more and more emails from people telling me the same story that goes like this:<p>I’ve got …

French Paper Publishes Photo-less Issue to Stress the Importance of Photojournalism

French newspaper <i>Libération</i> is about to score huge brownie points with photographers the world over. At a time when newspaper photography jobs are …