Aaron Birkland

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Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

Photography

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

Misty Traffic Lights in Germany Photographed by Lucas Zimmermann | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying this series of photos by photographer Lucas Zimmermann captured on a foggy night near Weimar, Germany. You can see more from the …

Something Cool: Photos Of Huge Snow Sculptures In China

The 26th Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo is in full swing in China. Known as the largest festival of its kind the world, it's always pretty spectacular.<p>We thought we'd round up some pictures to give you a sense of the wonder:

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

National Geographic's Best Travel Photos 2013 - in pictures

National Geographic has picked 10 of the most stunning travel images from 2013, from their daily photo feature Travel 365 Continue reading...

50 Best Albums of 2013

50<p>Beck, ‘Song Reader’<p>There's old-school, and then there's "Man, it would rule if someone would invent electricity" old-school. Beck's "album" of …

Rock & Roll

Lauren Conrad Shares Her Holiday Playlist

<i>From her laid-back, effortless style to a fresh, ahead-of-the-trend beauty aesthetic, Lauren Conrad is a girl after our own heart. So, each week, the</i> …

And the Award for the Biggest Fashion Launch of 2013 Goes to.....

Undoubtedly, the biggest launch of 2013 was 3.1 Phillip Lim's collection of clothing and accessories for Target. One of the most buzzed-about …

Wooden Boats

Peter Egan on leaky roofs and wrinkled leather<p><i>This article was originally published in the August, 1991 Issue of Road & Track Magazine</i><p>A friend of mine in college once suggested that there were two types of people on earth: those who favor shiny, glossy things and those who don't.<p>These random …

Year of the brain: Our most popular science stories of 2013

How poverty influences a child's brain development<p>Only 3 to 4 per cent of Canadian children are born with inherited differences that will limit their physical, emotional or intellectual growth, yet an average of 25 to 30 per cent exhibit some level of developmental vulnerability that could include …

10 Luxurious Recipes for New Year's Eve

Whether it's been the most amazing year or the worst, whether it's been <i>meh</i> or great or mediocre or spectacular, New Year's Eve calls for a celebration. It calls for opulence; it calls for luxury. Because the holidays <i>still</i> aren't over; there are still oysters to be eaten, Champagne to be toasted, …

Miley Cyrus Defends Introducing Joe Jonas to Weed

Miley Cyrus defended introducing Joe Jonas to pot when they were teenagers, telling the <i>New York Times</i>, “If you want to smoke weed, you’re going to …