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Welcome to Miss Muslimah, a Beauty Pageant for Muslim Women

The World Muslimah Award is unlike any other beauty pageant in the world, substituting headscarfs for bathing suits, spiritual piety for baton …

The Power of the Self: Shen Wei’s Photographic Exploration and Evolution (NSFW)

<i>Como</i>, 2009 © Shen Wei, courtesy Flowers Gallery/www.minormattersbooks.com<p><i>Bent</i>, 2009 ©Shen Wei, courtesy FlowersGallery/www.minormattersbooks.com<p>We …

This Photographer Bride Decides to Be Her Own Wedding Photographer And The Result Is Outstanding

Tallinn, Estonia-based photographer Liisa Luts and her husband decided to something unusual for their wedding. From morning to night on August 28th, …

Wedding Photography

Photographers Take Portraits of Photographers for ‘The Swap’

A photographer’s natural habitat is behind the camera, but what happens when he or she steps in front of it? You get images like those in <i>The Swap</i>, an …

The Unseen: Surreal Portraits Made Using a Custom-Built Water Tank Set

Instead of relying on photomanipulation, as is common these days, photographer Lara Zankoul creates surreal photos by putting together elaborate …

Miniature Street Art Installations Take Over London

Street artist Slinkachu's idyllic scenes play out in puddles and street cracks.<p>Street artist Slinkachu’s work is best viewed under a magnifying glass: a lady swings on a matchstick, children play in the pool made from melting popsicle juice, and a couple crosses a river of Sprite. In an upcoming …

8 Best Chain Hotels You've (Probably) Never Heard of -- But Will Love

Chain hotels often get a bad rap. Admittedly, some of them, with uninspired beige decor, industrial carpeting, and airline-quality breakfasts, have earned it. But they're not <i>all</i> that way. Some chain hotels are building their brand as hip and stylish, with restaurants that attract foodies and rooms …

The Secret History Of Knock-Knock Jokes

Knock knock.<p>Who's there?<p>Joe King.<p>Joe King who?<p>Joking like this used to be considered a sickness by some people.<p>The knock-knock joke has been a staple of American humor since the early 20th century. With its repetitive set-up and wordplay punchline, the form has been invoked — and understood — by …

Jokes

4 Desk Makeovers, 1 Common Thread: Super Productivity!

Several REDBOOK staffers had desks that were a few papers shy of a Hoarders-style intervention.<p>Several REDBOOK staffers had desks a few papers shy of a <i>Hoarders</i>-style intervention. Enter organizational guru and founder of the aptly named O.C.D. Experience Justin Klosky, who helped them fill two …

Productivity

Portraits of Rescued Dogs and the Tattooed Owners Who Saved Them

Since 2012, photographer Brian Batista has been shooting an ongoing project titled <i>Tattoos & Rescues</i>. It’s a series of portraits that seeks to combat …

14 Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Awesome

These DIY projects aren't just pretty—they'll make your home snazzier and more awesome.<p><b>1. Wine Cork Trivet</b><p><i>Alyssa & Carl</i><p>If you're a wine-drinker who likes to save your corks, figuring out what to do with the leftovers can be a dilemma. Luckily, Alyssa & Carla have a great idea for a dead-simple …

Vince Vaughn and Crew Create Some of the Best Stock Photos Ever

This is one clever way to promote a film.<p>It's far too easy to make fun of stock photos because, frankly, they often suck. They're usually staged, corny, and completely out of touch with the situations and individuals they are meant to represent.<p>But in a pretty genius move, Twentieth Century Fox …

Twentieth Century-Fox

A Sneak Peek at Björk's MoMA Retrospective

A selection of photos from this morning's press preview of MoMA's blockbuster Björk retrospective.<p><i>All photos by Sam Clarke.</i><p>This morning, the Museum of Modern Art held a press preview for its blockbuster retrospective of Björk, a multimedia exhibition that includes more than 20 years of work from …

Artist "Tattoos" Passport Pages with Elaborate Ink Drawings

Leonard Combier's amazingly detailed drawings of fanciful creatures on passport pages make us want to travel to another world. The Berlin resident doesn't hesitate to sketch monsters, tiki statues and mysterious pairs of eyes across already-stamped passport pages. He's completely filled the pages …

Drawing

5 Ways to Channel Lauren Bacall’s Unforgettable, All-American Style

Lauren Bacall, the subject of a new exhibit at the Museum at FIT, arrived on the scene at about the same time that American sportswear was establishing its roots and emerging as a viable alternative to fancier, and more formal, French fashion. These destined-to-become-classic looks, more simple …

Key Largo

Photographer Charles Peterson Captured the Birth of Grunge Music in Seattle

Charles Peterson is known for being one of the primary photographers on the forefront of the grunge music scene when it emerged from the Seattle …

Apple Unveils Most Stunning Photos Shot with an iPhone 6

Just how amazing can a picture be that's shot on an iPhone 6? Get ready to find out. Apple is rolling out a new global advertising campaign that shows off the incredible photos and videos that are taken on an iPhone 6 every day. Billboards around the world, 70 cities in 24 countries, will feature …

British Columbia

How To Deal With A Bully Boss

You go on a job interview and you spend an hour with a person. That might be all the time you get with a person before you have to decide whether or not to work for him or her.<p>Some people can be lovely and charming at the job interview, then morph into abusive monsters once you have the job. Some …

The Workplace

8 Closets That Aren't Closets Anymore

These DIYers found extra living space in their home's smallest spots. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com<p>It's unlikely that you lament about having <i>too much</i> closet space in your home, but have you ever considered what you might gain from repurposing one altogether? We know, …

8 Famous Replicas Hidden Where You'd Least Expect Them

<i>by Lilit Marcus, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Some attractions are so iconic that they become more than just landmarks. Take the Statue of Liberty or the Eiffel Tower, for example--just go online and you can find millions of homages, from LEGO versions to images embroidered on throw pillows. Now, some of …

Crossing Latin America: People and the Street - Photographs and text by Raseljka Krnic | LensCulture

As a sociologist I was always interested in cultural differences. During the past year, I had opportunity to travel through Latin America for 9 months and to gain insight in many different forms of living. These photos are part of a series I made of the Latin American people. These photos were …

Photography

12 Memorable Movie Soundtracks from the Past 12 Years

The Boyhood soundtrack gave everyone a healthy dose of nostalgia last year. Here's a look at other recent soundtracks that left their mark.<p>There's a scene in <i>Boyhood</i> in which Ethan Hawke drives his Pontiac GTO across a stretch of Texas highway, windows down, his son Mason (Ellar Coltrane) riding …

Music

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

European Travel

Smartphone Astrophotography: How I Capture the Moon and Planets with My Phone

I’m often asked how I am able to take high-quality images of the solar system using my iPhone. In short, the quality of today’s smartphone cameras …

Finding Freedom: Portraits and Poems of Former Inmates at a Halfway House

“Finding Freedom” is a new art book collaborative project between Brandon Crockett, a community volunteer and advertising copywriter, and the …

25 Fantastic and Funny Photos Celebrate Photoshop's 25th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Twenty-five years ago, this week, a little graphics editing program named Photoshop was born. Fast forward a few decades and now we're living in a world where surreal-looking images are all around us. As part of the celebration, Adobe has launched a search for 25 of the …

Photoshop

Hawaii's Most Epic And Illegal Hike May Be Gone Forever

Remember that strikingly stunning and famously illegal hike in Hawaii that gave you the chance to view paradise from the heavens?<p>To refresh your memory, here was what it looked like:<p>Well, thanks to a powerful storm, it's gone. Possibly forever. And we're heartbroken.<p>The Stairway to Heaven, Hawaii's …

Photographer Travels the World to Capture the Diversity of Beauty in 37 Different Countries

Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc is on a mission to capture portraits of women from every country in the world in order to shed light on the beauty that exists everywhere. A little over two years ago, at the age of 27, Noroc quit her job, withdrew all her life savings, and embarked on an …

South America

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

Landscape Photography

Adorable Dog Photography That Will Make You Happy by Alicja Zmyslowska

Now hug! Three border collies are looking incredibly cute in this photo by Alicja Zmyslowka. The Poland-based photographer takes the most adorable pictures of dogs we've ever seen. Alicja had always been around photography, since her father and brother had taken photos as long as she could …

Photography