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Americans Try Filipino Junk Foods

3 Amazing Mind Tricks That Will Help You Remember Small Details

It’s all in your head. No, really—your capacity to remember the name of a new investment company, which products are going to present the fiercest …

Productivity

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

Doctors transplanted 'dead hearts' into three patients, and it worked

A medical first<p>Two months ago, doctors in Australia transplanted a "dead heart" — a heart that had stopped beating inside a donor's chest — into a 57-year-old woman, reports the <i>BBC</i>. The operation, which has been deemed success, was unlike any other, because for the first time, it didn't involve a …

How to Build the Confidence to Photograph People

Portraiture, lifestyle, street, and travel photography – these are some of the genres that feature people as main subject. For some, these are …

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

Three Exercises to Limit Yourself and Grow as a Photographer

Today’s digital cameras are marvels of modern technology, allowing even the most inexperienced photographer access to state-of-the-art imaging …

Chocolate Torte with Hazelnut Praline

Back in April, Mum asked for three things for her birthday tea: chocolate cake, praline and ice cream. A coeliac friend was coming to the tea so it …

Coconut Cream Pie - with yoyomax12

Raspberry Rosé Cake for Better Homes and Gardens

Hi all! Today you can find me on the Better Homes and Gardens blog again, and this time I'm showing you how to make an easy celebration cake. Rosé …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

FAA

A GoPro fell out of a plane, landed in a pig pen and was found intact - and check out what it recorded

en_US<p>article<p>We don't have many details of this - but take the YouTube video description for what it is. A GoPro is ready to go in a skydiving plane …

Detailed Landscapes Form an Elegant 19th-Century Alphabet

Masters of typography have used anything from sharp knives, sculpted metal, and bubble wrap as the foundation for beautifully formed characters and alphabets. Almost 200 years ago, British artist L.E.M. Jones produced this elegant series, entitled <i>The Landscape Alphabet</i>.<p>Created in the 19th century, …

The 50 Most Amazing Finds on Google Earth

It's amazing what you can find on Google Earth. I once downloaded it just to get some spatial coordinates, but now I use it to casually explore the …

Why Your Kit Lens Isn't as Bad as You Think It Is

One of the things that I try getting across to my students is that despite all of its amazing capabilities, the camera is just a box. Yes, it is …

Watch Music Bring Back Memories for Alzheimer's Patients

How songs can help people whose minds are deteriorating.<p>One day in 2006, New York social worker Dan Cohen realized that with today's devices, all of his favorite music—he's a fan of '60s rock—is at his fingertips, but he might no longer be able to listen to it if he winds up in a nursing home when …

'I'm Not A Lookalike' Project Showcases Strangers Who Look Like Twins (PHOTOS)

Think you're special and unique?<p>So did these folks, until they met Francois Brunelle.<p>The 62-year-old Montreal-based photographer has spent the last 12 years scouring the world for complete strangers who look alarmingly similar, according to Rex USA.<p>"I was inspired by 2 things," Brunelle told Rex …

10 Winter Pastas

On days like these -- when cold snow creeps over the tops of our boots and we're glad to be packed into a crowded subway car simply for the heat -- very few things make us warm <i>and</i> happy. Hot chocolate is too fleeting, our favorite winter hats are weathered, and by the time we get home all we want …

Street Photography Tips and Techniques

When you’re getting started the challenge is overcoming the fear of taking pictures of strangers. Since telephoto lenses are not normally used in …

Metering Modes and How Your Camera Meter Works

Reading A Novel Could Physically Change Your Brain (But What Does That Mean?)

It turns out that reading a novel can cause measurable changes in how connected portions of your brain are. That, at least, is a conclusion of a study performed at Emory University, which was published in the journal <i>Brain Connectivity</i> last month.<p>“Most people can identify books that have made great …

6-Year-Old Breakdancer Demolishes Her Opponent In Competition

Even if you've been practicing and practicing your headspins, you still might not match up to miniature breakdancer "Bgirl Terra."<p>At just six years old, she's already part of the UK break dancing troupe Soul Mavericks, and is wowing crowds with her fearless moves.<p>The video above is from the Chelles …

Top 10 Tips for Family Photo Poses

In both studio and on-location photography, the right family poses make the difference between stunning memories and forgettable snapshots. Most …

Top 10

Your Fat Has a Brain. Seriously. And It's Trying to Kill You.

Phil Bruno was super-sizing again. It was just past 5:30 on a spring evening in 2004, and he was driving home from work. He pulled into a White Castle, one of many fast-food outlets lining Route 100 in his hometown of Manchester, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. He was only a mile from his house, …

The human brain, its nervous projections, layers,... - Biomedical Ephemera, or: A Frog for Your Boils

<b>The human brain, its nervous projections, layers, and cortical blood vessels</b><p>Though we’re probably subconsciously aware of our brains on a day-to-day …

What does your handwriting say about your personality?

Details about your writing — from the slant of your letters to the amount of space you put between words — can reveal a great deal about who you</i> …

Infographics

A New Kind of Street Sign for New York City

On a bright and chilly November morning, Killy Kilford, 37, stands on a street corner in downtown Manhattan, watching bundled-up pedestrians scurry …

30 Brilliant DIY Balloon Projects

Today is a day that’s all about celebration. It’s Thanksgiving, the first day of Hanukkah, and guess what else it is? My 30th birthday! And what better way to celebrate than by rounding up 30 brilliant balloon projects perfect for birthdays, holiday parties, weddings, and more?<p>1. DIY Donut …