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The Design Secret That Makes Food Taste Better, According To Science

Redesigning what we use to eat can impact how we perceive food–and could even encourage us to adopt healthier diets.<p>The designer Andreas Fabian got a PhD in spoons (really), and now he is on a mission to bring science to cutlery design. His first utensil, called the Goûte, which he created with …

Meet the ‘living dead’: Forensic scientists’ new weapon

The bacteria in and on our bodies can betray some of our deepest secrets – even after we die. Linda Geddes investigates.<p>In the seconds after you breathe your last breath, the living dead take over. Now that your blood no longer flows, oxygen levels within your body plummet and degrading chemical …

Biology

4 Things You Need to Know Before Renting a Condo in Europe

Many frequent travelers have become wise to the idea of renting a vacation condo instead of a standard hotel room. And for those who take advantage often, the benefits can be huge.<p>For starters, condos usually come with a full kitchen. For those trying to save some money by eating a few meals in, …

9 Photo Composition Tips, As Seen in Photographs by Steve McCurry

<b>Rule of Thirds</b>: Place points of interest on the intersections and important elements along the lines<p><b>Leading Lines</b>: Use natural lines to lead eyes …

20 Ways to Keep Your Money Safe While Traveling

<i>Robert Couse-Baker / Flickr</i><p>More than "middle seat," "lost reservation" or "canceled flight," the two words that have the power to rattle even the most intrepid traveler are, "Stop, thief!"<p>Tamara Tennant, a globetrotter and owner of an interior design firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, recalls how …

Young Self-Taught Photographer Captures Wanderers Against Magnificent Landscapes

Self-taught Canadian photographer Elizabeth Gadd described her photography niche better, perhaps, than anybody else when she said, “I, uh… shoot …

Why Ebola Is Such A Uniquely Terrible Virus

In its struggle to beat back the virus, your immune system's reaction ravages the rest of your body, leaving your blood vessels weak and leaky.<p>Soon, blood and plasma start pushing through, sometimes coming out of your pores and every orifice.<p>But long before the body begins to fail — around the time …

Disease

Striking Collages Replace Guns from Vintage Photos with Life-Size Flowers

A French creative who goes by the name Mister Blick fuses vintage black and white photographs with colorful illustrations of flowers. The monochromatic pictures depict men at war, and we see them among the trenches and fighter jets. But, instead of guns in their hands, Blick has seamlessly replaced …

Vintage

Mourning Kiti: The Passing of an Abu Elephant (PHOTOS)

(<i>Kitimetse</i>)<p>I got some terrible news recently.<p>News that struck me hard in the chest as if a fist had been wedged between my ribs. It was mixed with the usual disbelief and the hope that a mistake had been made, all the things you feel when you're told of an untimely death.<p>You may think it's strange …

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

Interview: Chris Burkard

Photography is among the most competitive creative fields. With the advent of accessible digital SLR cameras and numerous social sharing outlets, it's harder than ever to wade through what's good to find what's great. Based in a small town on the central California coast near his childhood home, …

Photography

How to Use $30 Dimmable LED Bulbs to get Into Studio Still Life Photography for Cheap

If you’re just getting into studio photography, trying to figure out how to light, shoot and set up your shots can be both frustrating and expensive. …

Ten Ways to Democratize Our Broken Economy

(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)<p><i>This article originally appeared at</i> Truthout.<p>The richest 400 Americans now own more wealth than the bottom 180 million taken …

Create Powerful Silhouettes by Telling a Story

Digital Photography

10 Alternatives To Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom And Adobe’s Creative Cloud

<i>Guest post by Jeff Colburn</i><p>As most photographers know, Adobe is moving all of its software to the Creative Cloud, or CC. Some people call it the …

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Travel Photography

Road Trip: Florida Keys

The 113-mile (181-kilometer) drive from mainland Florida to Key West induces sensory overload.<p>The 113-mile (181-kilometer) drive on Highway 1 from mainland Florida to Key West induces sensory overload. Besides the natural beauty along the route—tidal flats, teal waters dotted by distant islands—the …

Key West

Top 10 Ways to Sabotage your Professional Photography Aspirations

Top 10

Content Aware Typography turns mundane type into wild experiments - The Fox Is Black

I found this crazy looking Corn Flakes box over the weekend and thought, “Wow, I’d stop and consider buying that.” It turns out it’s a part of an …

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

Surreal Painted Faces Make Us Question What We Are Seeing

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov explores the visually transformative power of paint and makeup in his <i>2D or not 2D</i> and <i>Angry Beards</i> projects. Both bodies of work are part of the photographer's overarching <i>Art of Face</i> series that includes an ever-growing collection of beauty shots …

Art

Colmar, France Is A Storybook Town For Your Travel Tuesday

Colmar, France is our Travel Tuesday dream destination.<p>Why, you ask?<p>Well firstly, it looks like it was plucked from a storybook. Colmar is a medieval town dating to the days of Emperor Charles the Fat, who held a diet (AKA a formal assembly... though judging by his title, it should've been a real …