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How to feel less insecure while applying for new jobs

We’re often at our most vulnerable when we’re applying for jobs. The early optimism we may feel about finding our new future and building a better …

First Support for a Physics Theory of Life

Take chemistry, add energy, get life. The first tests of Jeremy England’s provocative origin-of-life hypothesis are in, and they appear to show how …

10 life-hacking books that will power your way to more creativity

When we think about creative types, our attention often turns to the end result. We focus on how the "creation" changed an industry, disrupted a …

Creativity

I'm (almost) done

Gravel roads don’t have the adventurous chops of a two-track. Still, turning off of pavement stirs that part of the brain which knows wilderness. …

Roads

Famous Artists Swap iPhone Photos—and Creativity Ensues

Where Does the Time Go? You Can Find Out, if You Dare

Finding time is hard. I often think about all the things I would do if I could just find the time.<p>But really, what a crazy thing that is to say. Find the time? Where should I look? Did I hide it in the bushes outside the White House? Can I find it on Aisle 10 at Whole Foods next to the …

Book Excerpt: "Fish Camp"

It occurred to me, while banging nails into the new screened porch we were building for Jim Lepage’s camp up on Maine’s Caribou Lake, that the desire …

A welcome excess of solitude and brook trout in Montana’s Beartooth Wilderness

<b>By Mike Eckel,</b><i> The Associated Press</i>RED LODGE, Montana — Crawl from your warm sleeping bag out the tent door, into the darkness and pre-dawn wind …

Hiking

New Mexico’s Greatest Little-Known Trout Stream

As soon as the Adams fly settles on the water, it disappears beneath the surface. The eat, subtle and quick, catches me off guard. I raise my rod, …

Watch: High Altitude Lines - Bikepacking and Fly Fishing Through the San Juans

High Altitude Lines. A Yeti Tribe Story. from Yeti Cycles on Vimeo.<p>“The goal was to bikepack for 10 days through the San Juans, fishing alpine lakes …

Fishing

Through the Outback

Traveling across Australia’s vast interior, our photojournalist found a land that defied easy explanations, a remote expanse filled with meaning.

The Fly Fishing Collaborative may be the new model for social change. Based in Portland, Oregon, the organization uses donated guided trips to build sustainable fish-and-produce farms in developing countries.

<i>The Fly Fishing Collaborative may be the new model for social change. Based in Portland, Oregon, the organization uses donated guided trips to build</i> …

Fly Fishing

China’s Religious Revival Fuels Environmental Activism

MAO MOUNTAIN, China — Far from the smog-belching power plants of nearby cities, on a hillside covered in solar panels and blossoming magnolias, Yang Shihua speaks of the need for a revolution.<p>Mr. Yang, the abbot of Mao Mountain, a sacred Taoist site in eastern China, has grown frustrated by …

Did Airbnb Kill the Mountain Town?

Brian Barker was living in Portland, Oregon, with a well-paying union job as a spokesperson for the fire department. But despite having “a job you don’t leave”—he had an itch. “I wanted to go live in the mountains,” he says. “I didn’t want to sit in traffic all the time. I was tired of living in …

When Will the Planet Be Too Hot for Humans? Much, Much Sooner Than You Imagine.

<i>To read an annotated version of this article, complete with interviews with scientists and links to further reading, click</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p><b>I.</b> ‘Doomsday’<p><i>Peering</i> …

Climate Change

11 Books To Bring Camping With You This Summer, Because There's Nothing Better Than Reading By The Fire

Everyone likes to take their summer reading to the beach, but if you're looking for a real literary adventure this year, grab your sleeping bag, pack …

Burn Me Like a Forest Fire

It is scientific fact that some forests just have to burn. In North America’s dry, western forests, regular fires are necessary and preventative. …

Forests

How to Use Lightroom to Hunt Down Chromatic Aberration in Your Images

Chromatic aberration is an extremely common lens problem that can leave your images with weirdly colored edges. In its more subtle incarnations, it …

The Art at the End of the World

We were taking an airplane, I told our children, to see what I dramatically billed as ‘‘the end of the world.’’<p>‘‘Can’t we go to a beach?’’ they asked. It was February. They were sick of the cold.<p>I promised them sand and plenty of water, but unless things went terribly wrong, we would probably not …

How We Ruined Mindfulness

<i>Breathe. Be in the moment. Live in the here and now.</i><p>Those are familiar words, I’m sure, because we are living through a mindfulness revolution. …

How to Make Money with Street Photography

Dear friend,I wanted to give you some practical ideas, and thoughts on how you can make money with your street photography:First of all, consider <i>why</i> …

Street Photography

Too shy to shoot? Street photographer Valerie Jardin shares her top tips

Thinking of trying your hand at street photography, but feeling a little apprehensive about venturing out with your camera for the first time? Having …

From me, with love: the lost art of letter writing

Three years ago, novelist Jon McGregor invited strangers to send him a letter in the post. Scribbled notes and love letters are still landing on the doormat...<p>• Tell us about the letter that changed your life<p>Our first letter was from Magnus Mills. It came in a plain brown envelope, and was …

Meditation in the Time of Low Self-Esteem

I don't practice meditation to become more enlightened. I do it to massage certain qualities within myself that make it difficult for me to live on Earth.<p>One of the ways I've found some relief in life is through a morning meditation practice. I don't practice meditation to become more enlightened, …

Don't be a Photographer, be a Storyteller

Here’s a few reasons why having a story to tell is far better than when it isn’t.<p>1. Billy Goat curse set down upon the beloved Chicago Cubs. With …

Morgan Freeman

Does brain training really work? We put the Halo Neuroscience sport headset to the test

Wearable fitness devices usually take the form of sensors that monitor movement or biometrics in the background, while brain training normally …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Neuroscience

Review: Panasonic Lumix GX85

While I was shooting with the Panasonic Lumix GX8 earlier this year, I found myself thinking, "If this was just about 25 percent smaller, it would be …

A Crash Course on Understanding Your Camera’s Histogram

While viewing an image file’s information through your camera or computer, have you ever noticed the presence of a small, mountainous looking graph? …

Radical Culture

Czech photographer Marie Tomanova captures the hopes and dreams of contemporary US city-dwellers in her new portrait series, Young Americans.<p>Despite …