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A Beginner’s Guide to Perfect Exposure in Manual Mode

Whether you’re shooting in the city or out in a wide open space, getting the perfect exposure in manual mode might be a little tricky. But it doesn’t …

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Crunchy toast could give you cancer, FSA warns

New study finds high level of cancer-causing chemical in home cooked roast potatoes, chips and toast<p>Beware the crispy roast potato and the crunchy slice of toast. Both contain worryingly high levels of a cancer-causing chemical.<p>A new study by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), the Government’s food …

Understanding Natural Light Part 1: Quality of Light

Light has different qualities, and by understanding those differences and using them in your favor, you can become a better image maker. From my …

Whoa, science just told us our dogs may be eavesdropping on us

We all know how much our dogs love eagerly watching us. (Mine is watching me as I write this, TBH). But science says the reason may not just be that …

Watching Fish Is Good For Your Health

Watching fish and marine creatures going about their daily lives, swimming and meandering over their aquarium’s terrain, is oddly soothing and …

Can you spot the snow leopard caught by an Australian photographer?

Inger Vandyke is believed to be the world's first female and first Australian to take a picture of the rare wild cats in a full hunt sequence. But can you easily spot the predator?<p>In these exclusive images, the snow leopard proves just how elusive and difficult it can be to find. But can you find …

3 Cool General Stores in the U.S.

The new generation of general stores is the U.S. isn’t what you imagine: three of our favorites in Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Portland, Oregon …

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In Hawaii, Snorkeling to Save Maui’s Reefs

We all know not to run with scissors, but what about snorkeling with them? That’s the situation you might find yourself in during a Blue ‘Aina reef …

One Airbnb User is Renting Out His Fleet of Cars So You Can Stay in NYC for $22 a Night

It's not a joke: You can find a place to stay in New York City for $22. You just have to be willing to sleep in a van down by the river. An Airbnb …

Sansevieria: A Favorite Houseplant for Low Light

We've all got at least one room that gets very little natural light. Usually these are the rooms most in need of the lively energy that a houseplant …

5 Overlooked Plants That Can Survive In The (Almost) Dark

We've talked a lot about hard-to-kill houseplants, especially when it comes to really dark homes that don't get tons of natural light. You probably …

How To Propagate Cacti & Succulents

Gardening is one of my favorite hobbies, but it can also be expensive when you start buying lots of plants and pots. What if you could double, …

The 20 Best Travel Movies to Watch on Netflix This Summer

Because layovers were made for binge watching.<p>Whether you're looking to queue up your Netflix for a long train ride or to find a films for an evening …

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World Calendar: Must-Attend July Events

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in July:</b><p>Celebrate the mask cultures of <b>Papua New Guinea</b> at the <b>Warwagira and Mask Festival</b>. The five-day event, which takes place in <b>Kokopo</b>, kicks off with the arrival of the Kinaval—meant …

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12 incredible US destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent Quora thread discussed unique places in the United States that aren't frequently visited by tourists.<p>From the picturesque False Kiva in Utah's Canyonlands National Park, whose exact destination remains a secret, to the crystal-blue Havasupai Falls in Grand Canyon National Park, here are 12 …

Toyota’s Horrendous-Glorious 1970s Station Wagon That Never Was

The promise to get away that got away.<p>In season 2 of <i>The Simpsons</i>, Homer’s estranged brother, who happens to own an automobile company, asks him to design a car for the everyman consumer. The result is The Homer, a vehicle born from unbridled suburban id, a bubble dome station wagon sporting a …

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Beginners Tips for Night Sky and Star Photography

The best tips for doing star photography right in your own backyard. Pro tips on making your star photography look like magic.

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How To Make Cold Brew Coffee With Your French Press, Because You Can!

Photo credit: 500px<p>Great news, guys. It might be getting too warm to drink hot coffee, but that doesn't mean that your beloved French press is no longer needed. That glorious, sleek container that makes it so simple to brew a cup of coffee in the morning can be used to make cold brew.<p>The process …

Cuba's Pristine Coral Reefs Could Become the Caribbean's Best Dive Spots

The coral reefs and gin-clear waters off the coast of Cuba offer some of the best diving in the Caribbean and some of the best-preserved reefs on …

Viral: Zookeepers Are Recreating Chris Pratt’s Pose in Jurassic World

There’s a new viral photo fad that’s sweeping the world in the wake of Jurassic World’s blockbuster opening. One of the heavily publicized scenes …

Dinosaurs, Man...What Does It All Mean?

Have you ever thought about dinosaurs? No, I mean <i>really</i> thought about them.<p>And not just things like: Were velociraptors really smart enough to open …

Dinosaurs on screen: fact or fantasy?

Photograph: Alamy<p>Crystal Palace Park dinosaurs.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/11/1434033340321/6041da13-c524-4549-a152-ae392ed0a761-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Crystal Palace Park …

Abandoned Fishing Village in China Reclaimed by Nature

In the mouth of the Yangtze River off the eastern coast of China, a small island holds a secret haven lost to the forces of time and nature–an abandoned fishing village swallowed by dense layers of ivy slowly creeping over every brick and path. Houtou Wan Village is located on Gouqi Island, which …

Unamused Husky Gives Priceless Reaction When Owner Fakes Throw

Most dog owners have tried fake-throwing a ball while playing catch, to see what the dog's reaction would be; but, when Jasmine Milton did it, her dog was not impressed to say the least. In just four frames, we see the beautiful Siberian Husky's expression go from normal, to thrilled, to …

Peg Board Game - Solutions to amaze your friends

Triangle Peg Board Game - Solutions to amaze your friends<p>When visiting the Cracker Barrel restaurant, you will find a 15-peg triangle board game on …

How to Grow Flowering Kalanchoe | Today's Homeowner

<b>Light:</b> Kalanches need lots of light, preferably a south-facing window in winter and bright indirect light (or east/west window) in summer. If your …

Home Tip: Keeping Indoor Plants Alive

Winter can be rough on houseplants, especially if your thumb isn’t exactly the brightest shade of green. Luckily, Rubyellen from Cakies has shared a great collection of helpful tips for keeping indoor plants alive over on A Beautiful Mess!<p>Trying indoor growing for the first time? You’ve come to the …

Dress Up Your Home With These Indoor Plants That Don't Need Sunlight

Plants can liven up any space, be it your home or office, and their presence is known to even increase productivity of humans. But, if your house …

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