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How to Explore North Carolina’s Chimney Rock State Park

As part of a summer series, T+L is highlighting amazing lesser-known attractions found in the United States. Next up: a place for folks who love …

Ten Outdated Rules That Drive Great Employees Away

We got a call from Mischa, who worked as a Night Manager for a legal services firm whose employees worked around the clock. Mischa supervised the third-shift team whose members worked from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.<p>“We have a great crew,” said Mischa. “Everyone on our team is a hard worker and a great …

'I had no choice but to strip to my pants and follow Dalí into the sea'

<b>The Sunday Telegraph’s former critic Edwin Mullins recalls his eye-opening encounters with art’s most colourful characters – from LS Lowry to Salvador Dalí</b><p>Salvador Dalí<p><i>In 1964 Edwin Mullins was invited to Salvador Dalí’s home on the Costa Brava for what turned out to be a suitably surreal interview</i> …

The Strange Afterlife of Pontius Pilate

The enduring legacy of the Roman governor who faced the ultimate politician’s dilemma.<p>Towards the end of the second century AD the pagan intellectual …

Theology

This addictive browser game will make you finally write a novel

Have you ever wondered if you’ve got the commitment and willpower to write a book? Well, whether you’ve tried and failed or you’re just toying with the idea of exercising your writing skills, this free browser game might be just what you need for inspiration.<p>Eveline is a game where you play the …

The 30 best albums of 2015

It’s been real, 2015. This year has given us instant rap classics, expertly crafted bubblegum pop, the return of an R&B music icon and surprise …

Albums

This week’s raw recipes require us to step away from the stove and try out these reader’s ideas for aromatic Thai salad, seasonal cherry jam and a quickfire chocolate mousse

Food

Portraits of Modern Day Witches, Healers, Spell Casters and Visionaries

Elwinga, a Druid<p><i>Women of Power</i> is Warsaw-based photographer Katarzyna Majak‘s series celebrating the spiritual women living in Poland. Ranging in …

Make them shut up about God: The right-wing’s religious delusions are killing us — and them

Carson, Fiorina, Huckabee and Jeb! can’t stop spouting insanity about the Lord. Journalists should call them out<p>These are trying times for rationalist rejecters of make-believe celestial tyrants and human-authored “magic” books.<p>A paunchy old man in a white frock and beanie (aka Pope Francis), who …

The Audacity of Prose

Amen! Amen! This is a brilliantly argued and much needed article. Though I write in English, I read in other languages and this has had a significant …

Creative Writing

How to Read a Histogram

The histogram is a readout of information that tells you things that you won’t necessarily see in the image that you shoot. If you know anything …

5 Creative DIY Lighting Ideas You HAVE to Try

Great lighting—whether it’s for portraits, or macro, or even product photography—doesn’t have to cost you an arm, leg, and kidney. Just do a quick …

These Photography Links Will Keep You Busy for a Long Time

This weeks collection of links was carefully curated by Toad Hollow Photography to share some of the best features in the world of photography found …

8 Bizarre, Annoying, and Potentially Embarrassing Things That Can Happen to Your Body After Giving Birth

There's plenty of other weird stuff that can happen to you after giving birth, too. Here's what else you need to know about your body post-baby:<p><b>1. Your Vagina Can Become Too Big for a Tampon</b><br>Imagine getting your period, popping in a tampon...and then feeling it slide out into your underwear. …

Speed Editing a RAW Landscape Photo in 5 Minutes with Photoshop

If you’re just starting out in Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw, and/or landscape photography, here’s a video you may find enlightening. Landscape …

Photography

Performance reviews are awkward for everyone - Futurity

A new look at annual performance reviews identifies why people are too nice, too timid, or too distant to offer good feedback. What's a better option?

Science

The Biggest Legal Mistake Photographers Make

Whether photography is your bread and butter, or something that you’ve started out doing casually with machinations of eventually picking up a few …

Photography

Watch a 'Game of Thrones' star create planets in this sci-fi short film

Aidan Gillen is by now best known for playing ambitious men, particularly on critically acclaimed HBO series. On <i>Game of Thrones</i>, he plays the conniving Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish, and on <i>The Wire</i>, he played conflicted politician Tommy Carcetti. So Polish digital effects company Platige Image and …

The Top 25 Most Innovative Companies 2014

Move Over, Miami: The Best of St. Pete

It’s our first evening in <b>St. Petersburg, Florida</b>, and the prospect of homemade French-Vietnamese spring rolls has spurred us off the Gulf Coast’s white sands to family-owned Café Alesia. Lofty ceilings, polished concrete floors, wooden tables, Technicolor paintings, and a sympatico waiter who …

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

Cooking

By The Numbers: America's Best Value Destinations

For a domestic vacation that won't break the bank this year, check out these 50 affordable hidden gems. Hotel search trivago.com has compiled a list of the best value destinations on home turf for 2014. Based on the yearly average overnight price of a standard double room, combined with the …

Mars and Orion over Monument Valley

<b>Welcome to The World At Night. Sharing the night sky seen around the world, this view from Monument Valley, USA includes a picturesque foreground of</b> …

Orion Spacecraft

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

15 Truly Breathtaking Pools From Around The World

Forget the world's most crowded swimming pool. If you're planning a vacation in the future, why not treat yourself to a dash of luxury and check into …

What's a Great Multi-day Hike in Hawaii Ending on a Beach?

<i>A:</i><p>Recommending multi-day hikes in Hawaii is a bit of a challenge—the islands just aren’t big enough to for many long distance treks.<p>But the hike that best fits your wish list is the Kalalau Trail <b></b>through the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park on Kauai. The 11-mile journey begins at Ke’e Beach and …