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Tax Hater Amazon's Luxembourg Tax Deal Attacked As Illegal

Amazon made its bones avoiding taxes, and its tax history could bear on its current EU troubles. Amazon got bigger and more nimble than anyone else by betting on America’s love of tax avoidance.By edging the competition with no sales tax, Amazon grew to become the poster child of sales tax …

Taxes

The Importance of Angles, or ‘How Not to Take a Selfie’

Here’s a humorous 14-second video that might make that last bit of your Friday workday go by that much faster. In an attempt to prove how important …

Photo Editing is No Substitute for Photography Technique

Photography has entered a whole new world, with remarkable changes in technology in just a few short years. One thing has not changed, however; the …

Photography

A Tour of the Hardware Found in Modern Smartphone Cameras

Want to take better photographs using your mobile phone camera? It helps to know what you are working with. I’ll assume you already know the basics …

Nicolas Dhervillers: My Sentimental Archives

French photographer, Nicolas Dhervillers, created a magical body of work, <i>My Sentimental Archives</i>, that plays with time, light, and history. On first …

Guardian Camera Club: Creative Destruction Asia's portfolio

A review of Creative Destruction Asia's portfolio. <i><br>Both the portraits '173' and 'Mountain Man' are made on a long focal length lens, the compressed perspective and narrow depth of field effectively isolating the subjects from the background. This gives little context, and the subjects seem rather</i> …

It's Not Always Sunsets and Kittens: Photographing the Tougher things in Life

Not every shoot I’ve done is full of lollipop promises, cute matching (but not too matching) outfits, and happy families throwing their kids up into …

Canon 300mm f/4L USM Review - Best Tele For Your Money?

Photographs of Outdoor Trees Framed by Giant White Canvases

For his project titled “Tree,” South Korean photographer Myoung Ho Lee found solitary trees out in nature and then erected giant white canvas …

Long Exposure Photography and the Square Format

The rise in popularity of digital cameras over the past decade has coincided with the emergence of a new genre of photography – long exposure …

How Spring Break Changed My Life

<b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>Chloe Coleman is an intern in NPR's multimedia department. She recently studied under Keith McManus at the Rochester Institute of Technology and interviewed him about his work.</i><p>Photography is a series of breakdowns and breakthroughs. And one of my most memorable breakthroughs was …

The Science of G.A.S.

People will do just about anything to alleviate their anxiety. During the last year of writing my doctoral thesis, the worry about being able to …

How to Prepare a Photo File for Printing

The goal of this tutorial is to help photographers prepare digital images either originated by scanned film or digital capture for printing purposes. …

Camp David

• <b>Author:</b> David Walliams<p><b>Britain's Got Talent is BACK . . . so it's time to get serious with Britain's favourite funny man.</b><p><b>Famous comedian and actor, funniest judge on</b> <b>Britain's Got Talent</b><b>, high-achieving sportsman and BESTSELLING AUTHOR of The World's Worst Children series, David Walliams is a man of</b> …

101 Jokes for Kids

• <b>Author:</b><p>101 hilarious and funny jokes for children.<br>Have fun and laugh!

Tickling the English

• <b>Author:</b> Dara O Briain<p>Nostalgia, identity, eccentricity, gin drinking and occasional violence... these are just some of the themes that stand-up comedian Dara O Briain explores in <i>Tickling the English</i>.<p>O Briain moved to England many years ago, but when he takes his show on tour around the country - …

Alien Uprising Official Trailer #1 (2013) - Jean-Claude Van Damme Movie HD

Google Glass for Photography: A Street Photographer’s Perspective

Street photographer and Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley Richard Koci Hernandez (known best as just Koci) lucked out when he won Google’s …

Fine Art Painterly Images From Your Photos

So, you’re thinking about unleashing your inner artist? Good for you! Old school photography can seem a bit limiting sometimes, with all those pesky …

Bert Stern obituary

In the summer of 1962 Bert Stern, who has died aged 83, took more than 2,500 photographs of Marilyn Monroe over three sessions held in a Los Angeles …

Humanoids: Beauty, Photo Retouching and the Uncanny Valley

<i>Full disclosure: I’ve never done commercial photography and don’t exactly know what goes into making a picture for an advertisement. The only</i> …

A Billion Jokes (Volume 1)

• <b>Author:</b> Peter Serafinowicz<p><b>'Comedy genius' David Walliams</b><p><b>'It's funny, but Peter Serafinowicz is the kind of funny person that funny people find funny' Simon Pegg</b><p><b>'Peter Serafinowicz is one of the funniest women in the world' Derren Brown</b><p>Jokes include:<p>'I like to put my Shredded Wheat through my own …

Scientists have obtained the sharpest view yet of features in the Sun's atmosphere using an experimental camera launched on a short-lived rocke http://bbc.in/18rQkV6 The system returned just five minutes of data, but this was enough to identify a fascinating new phenomenon the researchers refer to as "sparkles".

The Moon ought to appear slightly smaller when it has just risen. Bizarrely, an optical illusion creates the opposite impression. Theories abound as to why this should be so. If truth be told, however, there is no adequate explanation for why a full Moon just above the horizon should appear any larger than when at its zenith. The effect occurs entirely in the mind http://econ.st/10udy8e