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Judging by the losses, no way these Warriors can top the '96 Bulls

CHIGSWtop3816.jpg<p>I’d like to thank Chicago Tribune columnist Bernie Lincicome for saying what all of us were already thinking. The Golden State …

50 Captivating Photos Of Girls Going To School Around The World

Globally, <b>65 million girls</b> are not in school. Of the 774 million people who are illiterate around the world, <b>two-thirds are women</b>. There are <b>33 million fewer girls in primary school</b> than boys.<p>Why does this matter? Research shows that educating girls can save <i>millions</i> of lives, including the lives of …

South Korea

A Photographer: Why I Charge 500% More Than I Did Two Years Ago

For the most part there are two types of photographers. Cheap ones and not-cheap ones; often confused with bad ones and good ones. As a photographer …

Photography

J.R. Smith on David Blatt's NBA future: 'Somebody will give him a shot'

INDIANAPOLIS -- It’s been less than two weeks since the Cleveland Cavaliers removed David Blatt as head coach and promoted Tyronn Lue to fill the …

Basketball

Here's How To Find Cheap and Free eBooks

David Paul Morris—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Andrew Yates—AFP/Getty Images<p>David Paul Morris—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>David Paul Morris—Bloomberg/Getty …

College Basketball

The Magical Fairy Tale-Inspired Portraits of Ukrainian Photographer Anita Anti

Anita Anti is a photographer based in Ukraine who uses elaborate costumes, props, and makeup to create magical portraits that are often inspired by …

Photography

New app promises to give your iPhone a 32MP camera

How would you like an app that transforms your regular 8-megapixel iPhone 6 camera into a 32-megapixel one?<p>Okay, so it’s not <i>exactly</i> as miraculous as it sounds, but photography app Hydra is a worthy tool to add to your virtual camera bag. It works by taking a series of up to 60 small images and then …

Sundance

Will the Real Landscape Photography Please Stand Up?

This post is a curmudgeonly look at the current state of landscape photography.<p>I was in Munich yesterday, munching on some bratwurst and drinking a …

What a Movie’s Scenes Look Like Straight Out of the Camera Versus In Theaters

Here’s an interesting look at the magic that goes into making movies look the way they do. The video above shows how scenes in one particular movie …

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Genealogy

How Disneyland Is Like Apple

And you know what? We loved it. We'll almost definitely go back.<p>The reason? Disneyland feels like one of the few affordable splurges left in America. Despite the crowds and wait times, we never felt ripped off or taken advantage of. I never felt like a walking dollar sign or a second-class …

San Francisco

15 movies you’re going to want to watch in 2015

2014 was a great year for movies, but — if anything — 2015 looks to be even better. If you’re fretting over which films to build your year around, look no further: Cult of Mac has you covered.<p>From sci-fi epics from the brains behind <i>The Matrix</i>, to the next instalment in the James Bond franchise, to, …

18 Breathtaking Photos You Won't Believe Were Taken With An iPhone

From portraits to landscape photos and fine art images, photographers are using the iPhone to create excellent works of art.<p>Some photos were taken with the iPhone's native camera while others were shot using apps like Camera+.<p>Here's a look at some of the best iPhone photography out there.

Mobile Photography

The Tower of David: Photographs Showing Life Inside the Tallest Slum in the World

The Tower of David in the Venezuelan capital city of Caracas is an unfinished skyscraper and the third tallest building in the country. The …

6 Types of Photos Every Photographer Should Know How to Make

While the popularity of some creative photography techniques rises and falls, there are some photo tricks that continue to stand the test of time. …

Best deals of the week: NYOP Must-Have Mac Bundle, Invisible BT Earpiece, more [Deals]

Cult of Mac Deals offers tech lovers the gadgets and tools they want most and at prices that can’t be beat, often with free shipping included.<p>Today we feature four deals on incredible tech and tech related products such as the NYOP Must Have Mac Bundle, the iHealth Wireless Activity and Sleep …

Mac Apps

10 Steps To Conquering Information Overload

We’ve all heard the phrase “information overload.”<p>It reminds us of tweets, texts, emails, the endless stream of interesting articles on Facebook, those viral videos we can’t help but click on, the numerous phone photos and videos we take, Secret posts, fleeting Snapchat photos and more.<p>But actually …

12 design secrets spilled by Jony Ive

Jony Ive made a rare public appearance at the Design Museum in London yesterday, where he discussed a range of topics with museum director Deyan Sudjic. Everything from the future of design, to Jony’s work at Apple popped up in the conversation, but the most intriguing parts where the insights into …

Scope Vintage Photos of '60s and '70s-Era Celebs From a New Art Book - PAPER

<i>Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston</i><p>Jack and Anjelica in their skivvies. Babs in her iconic Scaasi suit. Iggy Pop sweaty and in a speedo. All these images and more appear in photographer Julian Wasser's recently-released art book, <i>The Way We Were: The Photography of Julian Wasser</i>, documenting the fun …

La-la is a musical messaging app that lets you chat with song snippets

So long as we live in a world where WhatsApp can be bought for $19 billion and even an ultra-simple novelty app like Yo manages to scrape together $1 million in venture funding, people are going to go right on creating messaging apps.<p>One of the latest is La-La Messenger, which promises users the …

Inside the U.S. Team’s World Cup Training Regimen

"Zeus" is not a superstar. Graham Zusi, the 27-year-old midfielder blessed with an Olympian nickname, did not grow up playing for high-profile …

Los Angeles

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

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 news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

7 Simple Photography Hacks to Help You Snap Like a Pro

Shutterflies everywhere have some new ways to turn their ordinary photos into extraordinary works of art.<p>Online magazine <i>The Cooperative of …

5 inventive iOS games that wowed Leo’s Fortune designer

Bouncing, huffing and puffing through a beautifully-rendered cartoon world, avoiding jagged rolling wheels and collecting coins, <i>Leo’s Fortune</i> may just be the year’s most lovable iPhone game. But which games did its creators fall in love with?<p>Following our exclusive look inside behind the scenes of …

17 Movie Posters Improved With Animation

This should be the future of all movie posters, IMO. Thanks to this awesome Imgur user for creating the poster art.

The Secret to Standing Out as a Boudoir Photographer

<i>[EDITOR’S NOTE: We are very excited to introduce to you one of our new guest contributors, Jennifer Rozenbaum. Jen owns Jenerations, a luxury boudoir</i> …

Photography