Elena Claudia

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How the West became a self-obsessed culture

A new book explores the history of individualism in the West.<p>America has a narcissism problem.<p>This was the conclusion of a recent study published in the journal <i>Psychological Science</i>, in which researchers polled just under 3,000 Americans across 50 states and found that many of them have an outsize …

Psychology

11 outstanding images from a new show celebrating the incredible heights that landscape photography can reach

A new exhibition shows how modern technology has pushed landscape photography to undreamt-of levels, as the magnificent images on this page show. But …

Photography

Arashiyama in Kyoto – A different kind of Paradise - Japan

Arashiyama in Kyoto is a different kind of paradise that needs to be seen to be believed.<p>It’s Kyoto’s most stunning tourist attraction and while it …

Japan

Treasure trove of lesser-known attractions in Tokyo

One of the world’s great cities, Tokyo demands repeat visits. First-time travellers to the most populous city on the planet will likely end up …

Japan

Guide to anime and manga culture in Tokyo

The <i>otaku</i> (geek) mecca for anime, manga and video games, Akihabara is located on the east side of the Yamanote Line. However, some of Tokyo’s richest …

Anime

7 Simple Photography Tips that Every Beginner Photographer Should Know

Don’t you sometimes wish you could go back in time and give your younger self some advice that you’ve learned much later in life? That’s the crux of …

Photography

Books to get inside your head: Tim Parks picks the smartest books about the brain

Humankind has been reflecting on consciousness from the moment thought became possible. What is this business of experiencing colour, touch, taste, sound, smell? How does it happen, and where? Is the world as we experience it? There’s hardly a philosopher hasn’t made a contribution, or, more …

Consciousness

What Tech Insiders Are Reading Right Now

We asked 10 people doing good work in the industry to recommend 5 books each. The result is a goldmine for summer readers.<p>Whether you’re staring at some vacation time or just always on the hunt for something good to read, we’ve got some suggestions for ya (big surprise, right?). But this time, we …

5books

Five Composition Tricks for Capturing Simpler and Stronger Landscape Photos

What makes a strong composition? Let’s talk about how you can achieve striking landscape photos in which less is more. Here’s a practical set of tips …

Landscape Photography

Winners of the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

The winning images have been selected from this year’s edition of the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year competition, with the grand prize being awarded to Reiko Takahashi for her image of a humpback whale calf swimming near Japan’s Kumejima Island. National Geographic was kind …

Northern Italy

The brilliantly bizarre Kusatsu, about two hours from Tokyo, is worth the detour

If Kusatsu were a regular town, the <i>yumomi</i> would be the best thing about it.<p>It’s a kabuki-like show with women dressed in period costume cooling a …

Japan

The Rosetta Image Archive Is Now Complete and Freely Available, so You Can See a Comet Like Never Before

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was one for the ages, providing an unprecedented look at this …

Space

Traumatic Memory Study Reveals How Our Darkest Fears Can Be Rewritten

They may not have to plague us forever.<p>Deep-seated fears, like the memory of a death or war-time trauma, can be crippling. They’re also notoriously …

You Can't Take This Photo: Shooting Western Landscapes Like They've Never Been Seen—at Night

In 2010, photographer Adam Katseff, a lifelong East Coaster, moved to California to begin an MFA at Stanford. Inspired by the great 19th-century …

Top macro flower photography tips

<b>Macro photography proves that small is beautiful, and is a wonderful way to reveal the intricacies of flowers. Sue Bishops gives her tips</b><p>If I was …

Landscape Photography

The Best Summer-Proof (and Sweatproof) Foundations, According to Makeup Artists

Many of us choose to skip foundation or pretty much swear off all summer makeup in order to avoid looking like a melting contour palette in the heat. …

See the raw beauty of Romania documented over 10 years

A Romanian photographer has spent the last ten years capturing images that showcase the unspoilt beauty of his country. “Almost a decade ago,” says Alex Robciuc, “I started to take my first photos because I wanted to present the beauty of Romania’s landscapes, places and villages. This series was …

Plastic waste in Antarctica reveals scale of global pollution: Greenpeace

OSLO (Reuters) - Plastic waste and toxic chemicals found in remote parts of the Antarctic this year add to evidence that pollution is spreading to the ends of the Earth, environmental group Greenpeace said on Thursday.<p>Microplastics - tiny bits of plastic from the breakdown of everything from …

Pollution

Sunday Reading: The Beat Generation

The poet Allen Ginsberg was born ninety-two years ago today, on June 3rd, 1926. To celebrate, we’re bringing you pieces about the Beat Generation and the ways it changed American culture. Subscribers can read Jane Kramer’s two-part Profile of Ginsberg, which follows him across America, from …

Lighting Tips | Learn How To Recognize Good Light For Landscape Photography

When you’re looking for a good source of reflected light, you’re also looking for an environment whose elements have characteristics that cause the …

6 Books Every Programmer Should Read

I made an updated post about this, you can visit:<p><b>10 Programming Books you Need to Read</b><i><br>Sometimes we want to reach the next level on programming and we</i> …

Computer Science

3 Reasons Why All Landscape Photographers Need a Graduated ND Filter

<i>Image Credit: Martin Mägli. With NiSi Hard Nano IR GND 4(0.6) F13, ISO100, 1/15s</i><p>Living in the world we do of HDR and Photoshop and other fancy …

Bill Gates: You might not make time to read this type of book—but you should

Bill Gates' obsession with reading started early on. As a kid, his parents gave him "an arbitrary budget to buy books, so I got to read a lot," he …

Bill Gates

How to Create an Amazing Landscape Photo

I don't know about you, but sometimes when I'm out with my camera and I'm presented with a gorgeous landscape, I get a little stuck.<p>It's almost like …

Here Is the Largest Map of Our Galaxy Ever Made

The newly released database contains over a billion stars.<p>There are just so many stars. With around 300 billion stars across the entire Milky Way, making a detailed map of our entire galaxy is nearly impossible. But Europe’s space agency, the ESA, is doing it anyway.<p>On Wednesday, the released the …

Nick Chater picks five books to explore the mysteries of the mind

Our feelings turn out to be flimsy ​constructions, created in the moment​​ rather than welling up from the depths<p>Since Plato, philosophers have had doubts about how our senses provide knowledge of the external world. But surely we are the ultimate arbiters of the contents of the “inner world” of …

Consciousness

How to Start Building Your Photography Filter Kit

At its very heart, landscape photography is about capturing light on a sensor (or film, if you’re still shooting the old-fashioned way). Photography …

Landscape Photography

Anthony Bourdain's Top 5 Things To Do in His Favorite City

'I'm endlessly fascinated.'<p>It’s no secret, Tokyo is one of Anthony Bourdain’s favorite cities. “I’m endlessly fascinated,” he says. “I’ve been many …

Japan

Creator of 'Grand Unified Theory of Mathematics' Wins Prestigious Math Prize

A mathematician who developed what some consider the "grand unified theory of mathematics" has won one of the most prestigious prizes in …

The 7 Best Sports Psychology Books to Buy in 2018

Sports psychology has emerged as one of the most important aspects of athletics in recent years. The field of sports psychology uses knowledge of …