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Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 Finalists

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 (see 2015 here) came to an end on October 1st, and the shortlisted final 40 entries have finally been …

40 Winter Recipes That Will Distract You From 4:30 Sunsets

Creamy pastas, Flintstone-sized meats, feasts in Dutch ovens—you get the idea.<p><b>Though the weather may not be quite as frightful</b> as we were expecting in some parts of the U.S. (knock wood!), as the season changes from fall to winter, how you cook must change as well. Wintertime calls for hearty …

Cooking

Photography Archives

April 20, 2018<p>Photographer Transforms Everyday Subjects Into Fractured Versions of Themselves<p>The contact sheet has a rich place in the history of photography. Long before the days of digital, the positive print of negatives allowed you to see all of the images on a roll of film as a page of …

Sexy NYC Rooftop

Luc Braquet has teamed up with the Ben Trovato blog for his latest project <i>Over Broadway</i>. “I always want to show the real beauty of the girl, make them expressive, quite natural, therefore I like to shoot alone with a model or just with one make-up/hair artist, to keep a small team around me, and …

Photography

5 Family-Owned Hotels to Consider This Fall

Yosemite View Resort, Yosemite Resorts, El Portal, California<p>Summer waved goodbye more than a month ago, but the fall season still remains one of of the best times for travel. Recent stats note that New York City, Orlando and magical Maui are the top three destinations for travelers near and far. …

New England

The Best Oceanfront Hotels

<i>By Alex Schechter for Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(photo: Courtesy of &Beyond)</i><p>Mozambique's newest lodge (it opened June 1) is set on Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, which has been recognized as a marine conservation area since 1971. The hotel arranges private helicopter tours that offer a unique …

National Parks

Inspection of King Tut’s Tomb Reveals Hints of Hidden Chambers

LUXOR, Egypt<p>Secret doors may conceal the burial chamber of Queen Nefertiti, but tantalizing clues await further testing.<p>Nearly a century after the rediscovery of King Tut’s tomb ignited a worldwide craze for Egyptology, new findings could turn out to be almost as stunning.<p>On Monday, after a group …

The Best Pillsbury Hacks You Can Make Right Now

<i>By: Perry Santanachote</i><p><i>Credit: Drew Swantak/Thrillist</i><p>Pillsbury doughs are the Sorcerer's Stone for lazy cooks: they won't make you live forever, but they will make you feel unnaturally powerful because you're able to whip up incredible caramelized-on-the-outside, warm-and-soft on-the-inside cinnamon …

Dessert

The World's 10 Sexiest Beaches

<i>By Chaney Kwak for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photos: Getty Images)</i><p>Hot sun, hypnotic waves, lots of bare skin . . . Beaches are languorous and voluptuous to begin with, but these 10 sandy stretches around the world are extra sexy, thanks to their beautiful scenery and even more beautiful people.<p><b>1. José Ignacio,</b> …

A road trip in the Peloponnese

No other part of Greece combines stupendous mountain scenery and scenic hikes with deserted, pristine beaches and an incredible wealth of ancient sites like the Peloponnese. After all, this is where gods and heroes were said to walk the earth and the world’s greatest sporting event was born.<p>Add to …

Hiking

Shaving will never be the same with this laser razor

It's 2015, so it only makes sense to shave our hair off with lasers, right?<p>Right. That's why Skarp Razor is replacing blade with a laser and plans to …

4 Food Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Over the years, we've heard many myths and misconceptions about food. To make matters worse, we end up believing them and then ruin the reputation of our favorite foods. We resist them out of fear of scary diseases, weird notions and sometimes, innovative conspiracy theories (you never know...).<p>But …

Nutrition

Mass Grave Found in California Reveals Prehistoric Violence Against ‘Outsiders’

An ancient mass grave, uncovered during the construction of a shopping mall outside San Francisco, contains the bodies of seven men who appear to …

Anthropology

MacArthur 'genius' grant winner creates artificial leaves that photosynthesize

It took nature millions of years to figure out how to turn energy from the sun into chemical energy that can be stored for a cloudy day - a process known as photosynthesis.<p>It took Peidong Yang, a chemist at UC Berkeley, about 10 years to accomplish a similar feat with the help of semiconductor …

The TSA's Instagram account shows off all the horrifying things people try to bring onto planes — and it might make you not want to fly again

People are bringing more firearms onto flights than ever before: the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says it confiscated 67 firearms from airline passengers in the week that ended Sept. 18, a new weekly record.<p>But that won't come as a surprise if you've been following the TSA's …

Flying

GOLDMAN SACHS: This is how to fix China

That's the word from four Goldman Sachs executives who weighed in on China's lagging economic growth in a video published by the banking giant.<p>The four execs, including CEO Lloyd Blankfein, said that China needs to transform into a capitalist and consumer-driven economy — but it's going to be a …

Markets

A bicyclist made an incredible 14,000-mile journey across Asia — and his photos are stunning

Working as an urban planner in chaotic London, Gandy took up cycling as a temporary escape from city life.<p>"Zipping through the streets, dodging cars and pedestrians became ... almost a form of meditation," he told Business Insider.<p>After some hard saving, Gandy came up with a plan. In 2013, he left …

Clean Technology

7 Ancient Mysteries Archaeologists Will Solve This Century

National Geographic archaeologist Fredrik Hiebert predicts the amazing finds we may make in the 21st century.<p>When the National Geographic Society awarded its first archaeology grant to Hiram Bingham in 1912, the archaeologist headed off to Machu Picchu with one of the most advanced pieces of …

16 photos that will make you want to travel to the Philippines

It's the ultimate paradise for beach bums, divers, and adventurers.<p>The country offers a vast array of waterfalls, lagoons, caves, and beaches, among other attractions.<p>Keep scrolling for some of the Philippine's must sees.

South-east Asia

How Destroying My New $1,600 Canon L Lens Made My Month

No. No. Please, no. A moment of terror for every photographer out there. I opened my photo bag, took out my camera to take a picture of the street …

Berlin Wall Being Rebuilt in a Dazzling Display of 8,000 Glowing Orbs

In 1961, the infamous Berlin Wall was constructed and completely cut off West Berlin from East Germany and East Berlin. The infrastructure was taken down in 1989 and with it reclaimed free movement between East and West. That was nearly 25 years ago, and to commemorate this occasion, light artist …

Germany

3 Pitch Black Cocktails Made with Charcoal

If you want a black-hued cocktail, the go-to colorant is squid ink. That’s fine if you’re okay with a briny cocktail. But if you want a …

Monster Sunspot Threatens Earth With Solar Storms

Changing Planet<p><b>The solar eclipse may steal the week’s heavenly headlines, but a monster sunspot—the likes of which hasn’t been seen for years—has turned toward Earth and may spew some serious solar storms.</b><p>From the moment the gigantic sunspot cluster known as AR 2192 appeared on the eastern side of …

Dream Creatures: Reflected Images of Tree Bark Reveal the Faces Hiding in the Forest

Italian photographer Elido Turco spent four years between 2004 and 2008 exploring a mirrored photography world that remains invisible to most of us. …

Food Photography Tips | The Basics Of Food Photography

Food photography has been booming in the recent years with many photographers ditching portrait and wedding gigs to concentrate their whole business …

Photography

How To Tip When Traveling Around The World

There is nothing more vexing than trying to figure out who to tip, how much, and when--especially when you're in a foreign country. You'll come face to face with employees at airports and train stations, hotels and bed and breakfasts, restaurants and cafés. Do you have to tip everyone? What about …

Hospitality

Why Are They Building a Skyscraper in the Middle of the Amazon?

Why Brazilian and German scientists are collaborating to erect a climate observation tower as tall as Paris's Tour Eiffel in the middle of the rainforest.<p><b>On August 15, construction began on what</b> will become the tallest skyscraper in South America—a structure as high as Paris's Eiffel Tower. But …

Climate Change

Japanese company plans to have working space elevator by 2050

Who does want to go to space? No less, in an elevator. While NASA's been working hard for years trying to find the necessary tools to do just that, other firms are doing the same across different parts of the world. Japanese construction company Obayashi, for instance, is one of those, and today it …